2007 Honda CRV Maintenance Schedule

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Chief_Billy, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Chief_Billy

    Chief_Billy Guest

    The Owners Manual says NOTHING about what needs to be done and when
    with regard to scheduled maintenance/inspections. All I know is to
    take it in whan the wrench shows up on the display. This makes me VERY
    uncomfortable, as I'm at the mercy of the dealer.

    Is there any definitive info on this, similar to my 2001 Civic EX
    maintenance schedule , which is very detailed ?
    Chief_Billy, Apr 30, 2008
  2. Chief_Billy

    Seth Guest

    When the wrench shows up it also display a number to correspond with what
    type of service is needed. Check the manual to see what the numbers mean
    and take it anywhere (or do it yourself) the same way you would with a
    written schedule. The only difference here is service isn't done
    Seth, Apr 30, 2008
  3. How about the service manual?

    I'm talking about a separate small service manual that's included with
    the owner's manual, not the factory shop service manual that's hundreds
    of pages long.
    Absolutely not. This is all documented by the manufacturer.

    You're right not to want to be at the mercy of the dealer. Honda always
    documents their maintenance schedules.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Apr 30, 2008
  4. Chief_Billy

    Chief_Billy Guest

    I received no seperate service manual, that I'm aware of, in my '07 CR-
    V dcumention packet. I did,
    however, find a section in the back of the owners manual that gives
    certain maintenance 'tasks' to be
    performed which relate to letters (A,B) or numbers (1-6) that appear
    on the digital display when due.
    This made things clearer..I just have to wait until they appear, based
    on mileage driven or time.

    I'm finding that both Honda dealers in my area 'recommend' a 4-wheel
    alignment at the 15K/1year service,
    although it is not one of the maintenance items recommended by Honda.
    I don't agree, my alignment is fine and no tire wear visible. One
    dealer stated that they follow the 'SEVERE' driving condition schedule
    because it is hot and humid here in Florida. LOL....it's both colder
    AND hotter in Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, and many other States. I think
    they are boosting their service profits.....
    Chief_Billy, May 1, 2008
  5. Yup.

    Your salesman didn't explain this to you?

    Anyway, I'm utterly amazed at the number of people who never bother to
    read their owner's manual and familiarize themselves with the shiny new
    $25,000 transportation system they've just bought.

    I'm not talking about memorizing the owner's manual; I'm talking only
    familiarziation. "Oh, that's how the maintenance schedule works.
    Cool." Then when the light comes on, you have some clue what it means
    and where to go to find out the details you need to know right then and

    They probably also recommend blinker fluid flush at 10K miles. But as
    you point out, it's not recommended by Honda. Is the car driving
    straight? Are the tires wearing normally? Then good enough. You'll
    know if it isn't driving straight, and you can check tire wear anytime.

    To some degree they are--but most people actually drive under "severe"
    conditions as defined by the people who built the car.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, May 1, 2008
  6. Chief_Billy

    motsco_ Guest


    Here's a like where you can get all the owner's manuals for previous
    models. You could keep / print the schedule for one that has a 'real'
    service schedule. Nothing has really changed. Your Dual Pump Fluid will
    still probably be shot at 15 -20,000 miles (early).

    motsco_, May 2, 2008
  7. Chief_Billy

    motsco_ Guest

    motsco_ wrote:>

    Forgot the link, here it is:


    motsco_, May 2, 2008
  8. Chief_Billy

    E Meyer Guest

    Your alignment (check the warranty book) is free up to 12,000 miles/1 year.
    That's why they are recommending it at 15,000 - so they can charge you. If
    you have any alignment issues, take it in before 12k miles/ 1 year. After
    that, find a good alignment shop.
    E Meyer, May 2, 2008
  9. Chief_Billy

    TomP Guest

    Only if there is a problem, such as pulling/drifting to the left or right,
    beyond what is normal for the roads driven, or ABNORMAL tire wear.
    TomP, May 3, 2008
  10. Chief_Billy

    E Meyer Guest

    If there is no problem, why would you do it at all? It not an item on the
    periodic maintenance schedule of any car I've ever encountered.
    E Meyer, May 3, 2008
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