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Not-a-Mechanic
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My understanding is DOT4 is every 2 years, DOT3 every 3 years. All cars. Nice they added it to the MM, mine just has a note in the owners manual. Too many folks, even so called mechanics, ignore it all together.
 

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Everything in Moderation
2006 CR-V EX, 5MT
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DOT4 should be more resistant to moisture absorption, so it should have the same 3 year interval as DOT3.
 

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The 2018 Owners Manual (sorry, don't have a copy of 2017) says the brake fluid is DOT 3.
Specified fluid: Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3
The maintenance minder section says:
If a Maintenance Minder Indicator does not appear more than 36 months after the display for item 7 is reset, change the brake fluid every 3 years.
 

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IS 21000 miles a valid brake fluid change interval. MM states it is
Why is brake fluid replacement required on some vehicles but not on others? I had a 2005 Toyota Sienna for 13 years, 190K miles. Replacing fluid not required, I never replaced it, never had any problems.
 

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Everything in Moderation
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3 years, 190K miles. Replacing fluid not required
IMO you were lucky. Metal brake lines can and will rust (from the inside, visual inspections won't work).

A friend had a little-used vehicle's brake lines fail when our state's safety inspectors STOMPED on the brakes to test them! Imaging if it had been an emergency stop.:eek::eek::eek:
 
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