Maintenance Minder - how/where does it "pop up"?

  1. Mae22

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    I've searched and read about 100 related threads, but there seems to be a ton of conflicting info. I have a 2019 with almost 8000 miles on it. Oil life shows 30%. When I cycle to the "wrench screen" option on the dash, it shows A1. At first I was like, shit, how long has that been there? Was I supposed to be checking? Am I late for service because I didn't look in the right place? I now understand that simply means A1 is the service I will need next - oil change (but not filter) and tire rotation. What I can't seem to find is how MM will alert me when it's actually time for that service. Will the car do something noticeable, or do I have to keep checking oil life?
     
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    When it hits 15% you will get a "service due soon" light on the dash.
     
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    #3 Gruber, Jan 3, 2020
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    The principle of the MM (that not all owners realize) is that you do any service only at the time when the next oil change is due, which happens at 15% oil life left when the message pops up.
    This is regardless of when the code actually appears inside the MM screen.

    Honda never asks you to do any regular service between oil changes.
    But if you insist on, for example, rotating the tires every month, you are free to do so.
     
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    And to add, the "Maintenance Due Soon" message will pop-up every time you start the car.
    The oil inside the oil can picture/icon will also change to a gray color once it reaches 15% or below.
     
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    I had it tell me to do maintenance at 25% before. My regular maintenance routine is every oil change I change the filter, oil and rotate tires. I tend to change my oil every 5k-7.5k miles because I’m pretty hard on my car with my Uber eats job. I’m at 30k+ miles, now I’m gonna start checking brakes and brake fluid.
     
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    #6 gtman, Jan 4, 2020
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    The brake fluid change MM code 7 is interesting. I had it pop up at less than 15,000 miles which shocked me. Turns out, it's not based on mileage, but time. It will pop up up at about 30 months from the date of manufacture.
     
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    @Vic_L thank you so much for answering the question I actually asked!! :)
     
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