8th Gen Service Reminder Codes
Posted 10 December 2010 - 08:50 AM
Firstly, does anyone have a complete list of all the possible codes, and what they mean? The manual doesn't explain about them unfortunately.
Secondly, I think it's a bit of bad design, for it to be possible for the code to change after the initial service warning has appeared. I booked the service in originally with code AB, and then I just had to ring up to tell them that the code had changed. If the code change had meant that a lot more work would be necessary for the service, it might have been necessary for the dealer to rearrange the service for a different day, which would have been really inconvenient.
Posted 11 December 2010 - 12:25 AM
Makes you wonder why:
A - that wasn't in the manuals
B - The OBC couldn't just show the relevant text.
That later point is valid for us 7th Gen owners as well come to think of it.
Posted 11 December 2010 - 12:38 AM
Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:16 AM
What do you think about the situation where the code can change after you book the service? Is this something that has presented a problem in your experience?
Were you saying that that was something that had been fixed/updated by a software update?
Posted 13 December 2010 - 04:33 PM
After the dealer finished with the servicing they can reset the SVRS via the HDS tool. The counter for the next code automatically start to countdown, you cannot cancel the next coming code..
Honda released some software updates as well as the SVRS screen for the dash , since the screen is part of the speedo they whole thing needs to be changed for the new updates to work correctly.
Best calling your local dealer to confirm your VIN number isn't affected.I will upload the TSB information tonight
Thanks CJ. When I take the car in for its service at the end of this month, I'll ask about those updates.
I realise that the service warning is reset after the service. I just wondered if it was a problematic scenario that you'd seen before, where someone had booked their service, reported the code and the dealer had prepared to do the required work for the service. Then, when the car was brought in, the code had subsequently changed, and the dealer had to do a whole load of extra work that they hadn't planned for. Or, is it likely that after the initial code is displayed, any changes are guaranteed to be very minor, like the change in my case - the additional task of changing the pollen filter.
Posted 14 December 2010 - 09:41 PM
Posted 16 December 2010 - 08:24 AM
I would still follow the 12.5k service schedule , and ask the dealer to follow that old routine as we follow on the 7th gen .
The SVRS is just a supplement aid and should not replace the normal routine..SVRS will get better with time and hopefully fully fixed on the 8th gen facelift.
Ok, thanks CJ. I was just concerned because they actually asked me what the code was on the phone, I assumed that they wouldn't follow the normal routine. I will double check when I take it in though.
Posted 16 December 2010 - 08:25 AM
Ok, that isn't applicable to me then as mine is a manual.
Yup Beefy got you before me , yes the SVRS speedo change is only applicable to auto boxes on the 8th gen.
Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:04 AM
Tom how did your service go any updates for your ECU?
The service went fine thanks. There were no applicable updates. Howards Honda in Taunton are really good, so I had thought that they would have applied any updates as necessary, which turned out to be the case
However, my wife's 08 diesel Civic was serviced on the same day too, but since the service, the clutch has started to slip. It might just be a coincidence though, and not caused by something that they did in the service, but we need to get that checked out next. It's disappointing because her car has only done 28,000 miles. I wouldn't expect the clutch to go so soon.
I've done a bit of reading around on Diesel Civic clutches and it seems to be a common problem. I just hope that something can be done under the warranty.
Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:12 AM
Good news , sad to hear about the civic at such low mileage too. Hope Honda honour the clutch change.
I took the Civic in yesterday. Howards Honda are replacing the clutch under warranty. I didn't have to argue with them at all
Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:00 PM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:17 PM
Go with the service reminder or ask them to take it off and revert to the normal service schedule
Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:26 PM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:55 PM
The good thing about the service reminder is you will spred your service cost over the year.but the downside you will visit the dealers more often.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:26 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:31 PM
Good feedback and what you can do is get a Honda dealers to turn the function off.
I'm gonna stick with the 12.5k 1 year option then. Might watch the indicator to see how it pans out though.
But once its deactivated they cant put this back on so make sure this is what you want.
Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:36 PM
Symbol Maintenance Items
A Replace engine oil and oil filter
B inspection service
2 Replace dust and pollen filter
Inspect drive belt
3 Replace transmission fluid
4 Replace fuel filter
Inspect idle speed
Replace spark plugs
5 Replace engine coolant
7 Replace brake fluid
8 Replace air cleaner element
9 Inspect valve clearance[/size]