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#894 of 899 2009 Honda Civic 33K mile maintenance
Feb 08, 2011 (2:30 pm)
I own a 2009 Honda Civic which I bought in Jan '09. The car is in excellent condition and I have taken the car regularly to the dealer for maintenance whenever the maintenance lights have come on.
I last serviced the car ~27K Miles and at that point of time the dealer made some noises about additional work when the car hits 30K.
Yesterday at ~33.5K miles I got the 15% oil life message along with the A 1 maintenance codes. Before I go to the dealer I wanted to know what maintenance are truly required at this time. Oil change and tire rotation goes without saying but is there anything else that must be done? I definitely do not want to avoid any required service but I do not want to be taken for a ride by the dealer because of my lack of knowledge
The manual is vague about anything other than the maintenance minder codes so help on this from the forum would be appreciated. I do about 80% of my driving on the free way.
Thanks and Best Regards.
#895 of 899 Maintenance Minder code guess
Feb 28, 2011 (2:48 pm)
I have a 2009 Civic EX Auto, bought it in June 2009.
It now sits at 15,000 miles and I was wondering if there's any way to guess what codes will be displayed when the oil life reaches 15%? It's currently at 30% oil life. I know A & B are oil changes, but as for the number (1-6), does anyone here know that has taken their Civic between 15,000 and 18,000 miles for service?
The reason I ask is because I have 2 upcoming road trips, 2 weekends in a row, and if I were to guess I can easily put in 1,000 miles, maybe more, in less than 2 weeks. I don't want the maintenance light in the dash to come on while I'm far from home and from my dealership.
#896 of 899 how many miles change timing belt for civic 93?
Feb 28, 2011 (9:56 pm)
">Believe or not My civic CX already hits 313k, still strong but unforntunaly burns oil about a quart for every 3k, well not too bad. I did oil changed every 5,000 or 5,500 with mobil 1 synthetic 10/30. I ran approx 200 miles a day during week day and he got off on week end:).
I loved my civic, with D15 stock engine and with the new head gasket on 235k while I bought it. Gas consumed around 32-35 mpg. The problem i forgot to asked previous owner how many miles last time he changed the timing belt:(.
Can anybody share how many miles change timing belt recommended?? 60k/80k or 100k??? Thanks:)
Mar 01, 2011 (6:05 am)
I think "1" means a tire rotation but check your owners manual...it's all in there. I also do the oil changes at 15%/once per year as my driving has dropped dramatically...will be lucky to do 1k miles this year. Best advice is to check your manual or go online to the Honda website and register your vehicle and you'll get reminder notices.
Good luck guys!
#898 of 899 Re: Maintenance Minder code guess [bori04]
Mar 05, 2011 (8:19 pm)
I believe you would see A1 code only, I did mine last week at 16,700 mile of 10% oil life.
#899 of 899 Re: Maintenance Minder code guess [accordhunter]
Mar 08, 2011 (8:44 pm)
Thanks for the info! A1 would just be an oil change and tire rotation then.
I have an upcoming appointment at my dealership for a state inspection and I'll check if they'll do an early oil change before my trips. I may pass up on the tire rotation as I don't think it is absolutely necessary for a tire rotation, even though Honda recommends it. Don't think it would hurt to skip one and save some money at the same time.