Maintenance Schedule for Severe Conditions

Follow the Severe Conditions Maintenance Schedule if the customer's vehicle is driven MAINLY under one or more of the following conditions:
  • Driving less than 8 km (5 miles) per trip or, in freezing temperatures, driving less than 16 km (10 miles) per trip.
  • Driving in extremely hot over 35 °C (95 °F) conditions.
  • Extensive idling, or long periods of stop-and-go driving.
  • Trailer towing, driving with a car-top carrier, or driving in mountainous conditions.
  • Driving on muddy, dusty, or de-iced roads.
NOTE: If the customer's vehicle is driven OCCASIONALLY under severe conditions, follow the Normal Conditions Maintenance Schedule.

Service at the indicated distance or time whichever comes first

Check for cracks and damage

Check deflection and tension
  Check the parking brake operation
  When the customer drives primarily in urban areas that   have high concentrations of soot in the air, under dusty   conditions, or the air flow from the heating and cooling   system becomes less than normal.
Test drive (noise, stability, dashboard operation)
Check expirty date for IMS bottle (if equipped)
Visually inspect the following items:

Check for correct installation and position, check for cracks, deterioration, rust, and leaks

Check tightness of screws, nuts, and joints. If necessary, retighten
  Check the master cylinder and VSA modulator control-unit   and leakage
All fluid levels and condition of fluids
  Check levels and check for leaks. If necessary, add engine   coolant, MTF, brake   fluid, power steering fluid  , and windshield fluid
  Check the catalytic converter heat shield, exhaust pipe,   and muffler for damage, leaks, and tightness
  Check fuel lines for loose connections, cracks, and   deterioration. Retighten loose connections and replace   any damaged parts
Tyre condition

Every 10,000 km (6,250 miles) or 6 months
Inspect front and rear brakes

Check the brake pad and disc thickness. Check for damage or cracks front pad, front disc, rear pad, rear disc

Check the brake linings for cracking, grazing, wear, and contamination

Visually inspect the following items:
  Check rack grease and steering linkage. Check   the boot for damage and leaking grease

Check the bolts for tightness

Check all dust cover for deterioration and damage

Check the boot and boot band for cracks

Check rack grease
Every 20,000 km (12,500 miles)
  Use normal conditions except in dusty conditions
Every 60,000 km (37,500 miles) or 4 years
Replace manual transmission fluid (MTF)
Every 3 years

Use only DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid. We recommend genuine Honda Brake Fluid

Check that brake fluid level between the upper and lower marks on the reservoir
Every year
Inspect vehicle corrosion:
  refer to the Body Repair Manual

External Paintwork and panel Corrosion Check

Under body Corrosion Check