Honda HR-V Owners & Service Manuals

Honda HR-V: Maintenance Minder

If the engine oil life is less than 15%, you will see the Maintenance Minder messages appear on the information display every time you turn the ignition switch to ON (II)*1. The messages notify you when to change the engine oil, or when to bring your vehicle to a dealer for indicated maintenance services.

To Use Maintenance MinderTM

■Displaying the Engine Oil Life

1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II)*1.

2. Press the (select/reset) knob
repeatedly until the engine oil life appears on the information display.

The Maintenance Minder indicator ()
stays on in the instrument panel after the engine oil life becomes 0%. Have the indicated maintenance done by a dealer immediately.

Maintenance Minder

Based on the engine operating conditions, the remaining engine oil life is calculated and displayed as a percentage.

Maintenance Minder

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.

■ Maintenance Minder Messages on the Information Display

To switch the display, press the (select/reset)

Maintenance Minder

■Maintenance Service Items

Maintenance Minder

  • Independent of the Maintenance Minder information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years.
  • Inspect idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 km).
  • Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 if they are noisy.
  1. Replace engine oil*1
  2. Replace engine oil*1 and oil filter Inspect front and rear brakes Inspect tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots Inspect suspension components Inspect driveshaft boots Inspect brake hoses and lines (Including ABS/VSA) Inspect all fluid levels and condition of fluids Inspect exhaust system#
    Inspect fuel lines and connections#

*1: If a message SERVICE does not appear more than 12 months after the display is reset, change the engine oil every year.

# : See information on maintenance and emissions warranty.

  1. Rotate tires
  2. Replace air cleaner element*2 Replace dust and pollen filter*3 Inspect drive belt
  3. Replace transmission fluid*4
  4. Replace spark plugs
    Inspect valve clearance
  5. Replace engine coolant
  6. Replace rear differential fluid*

*2: If you drive in dusty conditions, replace the air cleaner element every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).

*3: If you drive primarily in urban areas that have high concentrations of soot in the air from industry and from diesel-powered vehicles, replace the dust and pollen filter every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).

Continuously variable transmission models only

*4: Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds results in higher transmission temperatures.

This requires transmission fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance Minder. If you regularly drive your vehicle under these conditions, have the transmission fluid changed every 25,000 miles (40,000 km).

■Resetting the Display

Reset the engine oil life display if you have performed the maintenance service.

Maintenance Minder

1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II)*1.

2. Display the engine oil life by repeatedly pressing the (select/reset) knob.

3. Press and hold the knob for ten
seconds or more.

  • The engine oil life indicator and the maintenance item codes blink.

4. Press the knob for five
seconds or more.

  • The displayed maintenance items disappear, and the engine oil life display returns to 100%.


Failure to reset the engine oil life after a maintenance service results in the system showing incorrect maintenance intervals, which can lead to serious mechanical problems.

The dealer will reset the engine oil life display after completing the required maintenance service. If someone other than a dealer performs maintenance service, reset the engine oil life display yourself.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.


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