When it Speaks – You Listen!
As we get closer and closer to fully automated vehicles that can drive, react to hazards, and park themselves, the alert systems are also becoming more sophisticated. For Honda in particular, the manufacturer uses a specific set of codes instead of just a general Check Engine Light. This way, owners and technicians alike can have a better idea of the issue they are facing and can start making a service plan right away. Some codes should send you directly to the auto repair shop, while some codes are less urgent.
Honda A and B Service Codes
Honda codes A and B are similar, but B requires a few more steps. Honda Code A is to notify you that your oil health is low and it’s time for a routine oil and filter change. Depending on how you drive your vehicle, this will be required more or less frequently. The codes are responsive to your Honda Maintenance Minder which tracks your vehicle’s performance levels. Honda Code B also indicates the need for an oil and filter change but also suggests checking the brake components and adjusting the parking brake, ensuring all are clean and lubricated. These two, Honda Code A and Code B are the most common codes you’ll encounter.
Other Honda Service Codes
There are 8 other codes that are more specific, but you’ll be glad to know what they mean when they come up.<.p>
- Code 0: Less specific, this code alerts you or a technician to perform a multi-point inspection, looking out for areas of distress or damage.
- Code 1: This code recommends a tire rotation.
- Code 2: Any issue with the air quality will trigger this code, and you can change your cabin and engine filters to clear it.
- Code 3: Low performance from your transmission will require that you flush and replace the transmission fluid.
- Code 4: This code alerts you to replace the spark plugs, the timing belt (if you have one), and adjust your valves.
- Code 5: If there is an issue with your engine overheating, this code alerts you to flush and replace the engine coolant.
- Code 6: This code will only come up if you have rear differential fluid and it needs replacing.
- Code 7: Along with Code B, Code 7 concerns your brake health. This code requires that you check and replace brake fluid.
Honda Service Code-Breakers in Hartford
While it’s great to have an idea what these codes mean, should you see one of these pop up on your dashboard display, don’t panic! Call the expert technicians at Capitol Transmission in Hartford, CT at (860) 953-9155. Our team of Service Code Breakers can decipher the code and get your Honda back on the road!