Hey Einz, can you clarify the schedule? If first is at 15K and "then every 30K", the second would be at 45K, correct? (15+30=45)I went in to get a wind noise issue fixed and discovered the differential fluid from the factory is a break-in fluid. It needs to be replaced after the first 15K miles and then every 30K miles. This is why I missed not having a listed maintenance schedule in the owner's manual and have to rely on the Maintenance Minder.
I just did my differential fluid change. It was pretty straight forward and easy. I didn't even have to jack the car up. There is a check procedure to be performed after a fluid change. It is as follows:
1. Apply the parking brake and block all four wheels.
2. Start the engine, and let it idle for more than 6 seconds, then turn the engine off. Repeat this step three more times.
3. Shift to D while pressing the brake firmly. Press the accelerator pedal for 2 seconds then let it idle. Repeat this step three more times.
4. Check that the AWD system indicator does not come on. If it does, check for AWD with intelligent control system DTCs.
Has anyone done a fluid change and not perform this procedure? Did you ever have any problems or dash indicator lights?
You don't mention which year HRV you have. I have a 2016. In the 2016 Owner's Manual on Page 385 it describes the maintenance service items. The table for Sub-Items is CODE Maintenance Sub ItemsI have enjoyed reading & learning about my HR-V. I read this post on changing the rear end differential oil. We are talking about the HR-V, right? I cannot find any mention about this in the owners manual, and no one from Honda ever mentioned it to me. I have heard about replacing the fluid in Honda CVT's every 30,000 miles, but I have never heard of having to replace fluid in ANY differential EVER. Please give me the page number. If there is in fact a need to replace the differential fluid ever, I am going to sell my car. I see no reason for it. My mechanic told me that Honda is getting close to making a maintenance free car, and this would be a step backwards. Please show me...