Honda Accord: General Information - Maintenance Minder - Maintenance - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: General Information

Maintenance Display

The maintenance minder is an important feature of the information display. Based on engine and transmission operating conditions, the Accord's onboard computer (ECM/PCM) calculates the remaining engine oil and the transmission fluid life. The system also displays the remaining engine oil life along with the code(s) for other scheduled maintenance items needing service.

Service Information


Service Information

1. The remaining engine oil life on the engine oil life indicator (A) is displayed as a percentage on the information display. To see the current engine oil life, turn the ignition switch to ON (II), then push and release the SEL/RESET knob repeatedly until the engine oil life is displayed.

2. When the remaining engine oil life is 15 % to 6 %, the


2. When the remaining engine oil life is 15 % to 6 %, the engine oil life indicator will be displayed for several seconds when the ignition switch is ON (II).

The maintenance minder indicator (A) will also come on, and the maintenance item code(s) for other scheduled maintenance items needing service will appear in the information display.

- Complete list of maintenance main items (B) (see page 3-7).

- Complete list of maintenance sub items (C) (see page 3-8).

3. When the remaining engine oil life is 5 % to 1 %, the


3. When the remaining engine oil life is 5 % to 1 %, the maintenance message ''SERVICE" (A) appears along with the same maintenance item code(s), when the ignition switch is ON (II).

4. When the remaining engine oil life is 0 %, the engine


4. When the remaining engine oil life is 0 %, the engine oil life indicator blinks.

This display comes on when the ignition switch is ON (II). At this point, the indicated maintenance must be done as soon as possible.

5. If the indicated maintenance is not done, the engine


5. If the indicated maintenance is not done, the engine oil life indicator shows a negative mileage, for example "-”10" blinking on the display. A negative mileage will display after the vehicle is driven 10 miles (for USA models) or 10 km (for Canada models) after the display begins to blink.

This means that the indicated maintenance item should have been done 10 miles (for USA models) or 10 km (for Canada models) ago.

Resetting the Maintenance Information


Resetting the Maintenance Information Display

NOTE: * The vehicle must be stopped to reset.

- If the required service is done and the display is not reset or if the display is reset without doing the service, the system will not show the proper maintenance timing. This can lead to serious mechanical problems because there will be no record of when maintenance is needed.

1. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).

2. If oil life is more than 15 %, press the SEL/RESET knob repeatedly until the engine oil life is displayed.

3. Press the SEL/RESET knob for about 10 seconds. The engine oil life and the maintenance item code(s) will blink.

NOTE: If you are resetting the display when the engine oil life is more than 15%, make sure the maintenance items requiring service have been done before resetting this display.

4. Press the SEL/RESET knob for another 5 seconds. The maintenance item code(s) will disappear and the engine oil life will reset to "100."

Resetting Individual Maintenance Items


Resetting Individual Maintenance Items

1. Connect the Honda Diagnostic System (HDS) to the data link connector (DLC) (see step 2 on page 11-3).

2. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).

3. Make sure the HDS communicates with the vehicle and the engine control module/powertrain control module (ECM/PCM). If it doesn't communicate, troubleshoot the DLC circuit (see page 11-181).

4. Select GAUGES in the BODY ELECTRICAL with the HDS.

5. Select ADJUSTMENT in the GAUGES with the HDS.

6. Select SERVICE REMINDER in the ADJUSTMENT with the HDS.

7. Select RESET in the SERVICE REMINDER with the HDS.

8. Select the individual maintenance item you wish to reset.

    Maintenance Minder
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