We just bought a 2006 Honda Accord. Nice car, overall I'm very impressed. My one beef is with Honda's recommended maintenance schedule (or lack thereof, really). The car has a "Maintenance Minder" on board, and it tells you when to do everything. The factory maintenance schedule appears to be, "Do what the Maintenance Minder tells you to do." That's it. None of the documentation that came with the car (Owner's Manual and various other booklets) contain anything beyond that. Honda's Ownerlink gives exactly the same thing. Here's the basic breakdown:
quote:And there you go. (There are a few caveats for time or dusty conditions, which I have not bothered to show here.) When the car decides that any of these seven lists are due, it will indicate such on the dashboard. How often will I be prompted to, say, change the ATF? I have no idea. I can't really complain about the intervals, can I? There aren't any. Is anybody aware of a more explicit definition of the maintenance schedule for these beasts? Factory Service Manual, perhaps?
Maintenance Minder A: engine oil Maintenance Minder B: engine oil & filter; a bunch of inspections Maintenance Minder 1: rotate tires Maintenance Minder 2: replace air filter & cabin air filter; inspect drive belt Maintenance Minder 3: replace transmission fluid Maintenance Minder 4: replace spark plugs; inspect valve clearance; replace timing belt (V6 only) Maintenance Minder 5: replace coolant