Since you have an EX model, it is a little bit harder and there is risk of accidentally resetting the oil life, since you don't have the hard cancel function to stop you, as found on the Touring model. So proceed at your own risk.I did not know you could preview those. How do you do this? I have only pressed the button to cycle through the menu, how do you preview the maint codes?
Maybe they popped up for the previous owner and they cleared them?It had 107K when I bought it and no minders have ever popped up
By now we should all have noticed OEM’s are stepping away from “normal” and “severe” maintenance schedules per the manual and FIXED mileages for each. That’s not true to life at all, it’s a best guess.Couple things:
1. "Maintenance Minder" is a mfg's way to remind people to do maintenance on their cars, Good or bad I don't know, but personally, car mfg's do this so the "lazy" people do not have to read the owners' manual to find out what needs to be done.
I have all of those MM in my 1998 Volvo V70, 1998 BMW 528i and 07 Ody.
My recommendations is: do NOT use these MM lights b/c they can be misleading.
The SAFEST way is to do it the "classic way":
- Look up in owners manual what needs to be done at ___ miles.
- Check maintenance records, if not available, check the local Honda dealer(s) to see if they can at least tell you verbally if the Timing Belt was replaced or not.
2. When buying a used cars w/o previous records, you are basically on your own: you need to inspect all components by yourself:
- Suspension, Struts, Shocks
- Timing Belt, WP etc.