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According to the manual it should be done when code 3 comes up. Just wondering at what mileage the code popped up for you all. My dealer is trying to get me to change it now along with other services to pad the bill like alignment (have no issues) , fuel injection cleaner (I can buy Techron for 5 bucks), etc—- but I’m sticking to what the MM tells me. My car only has 35k and had B1 done.
 

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On my Civic it popped up at 56k miles, however, I changed it at 41k miles. I think I'll keep and interval of 30-40k miles since I do all highway with it anyway.
 

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I got a simple drain and fill at 40,000. Again at 47,500 or so. Honda Dealer service I'm currently going to told me their recommendation is a single drain and fill at 30,000 and every 15,000 after. They also said at the time of my first drain and fill that if I wished, they could do 3 drain and fills in one visit, which is Honda's version of a flush. I don't know if anything was reset, I've never had any MM items come up. I park front first so have to back out. First morning after first drain and fill I swear it went into reverse (started moving) quicker than previous. So I had it done again in another 7,500 miles. Going in for oil change soon, at approx 59,750 and am going to get it done again.
2015 EX AWD. 59,000 miles.
 

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If I get my transmission fluid changed before the MM comes up, will the dealer be able to reset the reminder so that it will not show up until the next interval?
They can but probably won’t unless you specifically ask them to do so. Even if you ask, get confirmation when you retrieve the car and be prepared to wait while they actually do it. Maybe.
 

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I got a simple drain and fill at 40,000. Again at 47,500 or so. Honda Dealer service I'm currently going to told me their recommendation is a single drain and fill at 30,000 and every 15,000 after. They also said at the time of my first drain and fill that if I wished, they could do 3 drain and fills in one visit, which is Honda's version of a flush. I don't know if anything was reset, I've never had any MM items come up. I park front first so have to back out. First morning after first drain and fill I swear it went into reverse (started moving) quicker than previous. So I had it done again in another 7,500 miles. Going in for oil change soon, at approx 59,750 and am going to get it done again.
2015 EX AWD. 59,000 miles.
The MM is there so you don't get suckered into the stuff your dealer recommends. W. C. Fields said it best……………….Do you really think the dealer is smarter than Honda who is in business to make the most profit off of you that they can?
 

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Yeah, those fluids last darn near forever. Especially the power steering fluid in my 2015 CR-V. First visit to the Service dept I'm currently going to I had 40,000 miles on the odometer. One of the techs - a mechanic, not service rep - answered my query regarding CVT fluid changes: "Don't play around with that CVT, get it done". I'm not rolling in the dough, so $ and cents is a concern of mine. What they charge for the simple drain and fill is borderline robbery. Where I live you can't even wash your vehicle, let along change fluids without a stealth mission.
I wise man once observed; "I park front first so have to back out. First morning after first drain and fill I swear it went into reverse (started moving) quicker than previous."
That's all the convincing I needed. :)
 

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I'm at 40k miles now. The next service doesn't mention cvt drain and refill.
I'm guessing it's going to appear after the next service in line with others experience in the mid 50k
 

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I'm at 40k miles now. The next service doesn't mention cvt drain and refill.
I'm guessing it's going to appear after the next service in line with others experience in the mid 50k
It will most likely appear at 50-55k miles. That happed with my CVT in my Civic and my AT in my CRV.
 

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Yeah, those fluids last darn near forever. Especially the power steering fluid in my 2015 CR-V. First visit to the Service dept I'm currently going to, one of the techs - a mechanic, not service rep - answered my query regarding CVT fluid changes: "Don't play around with that CVT, get it done". I guess they're getting rich off me now. So be it. I'm not rolling in the dough, so it is a concern of mine, thank you.
I wise man once observed; "I park front first so have to back out. First morning after first drain and fill I swear it went into reverse (started moving) quicker than previous."
That's all the convincing I needed. :)
No power steering fluid. It's electric power steering, so no need to worry. If you do all hwy driving I would change the CVT fluid every 40k miles. That's what I do on my Civic and do 30k miles on my wife's AT in her CRV since she does mixed driving. It's a good insurance instead of using old fluid for a long period of time. I just changed the fluid in my wife's CRV and she even mentioned how much smoother it shifts after the change. Mind you it's an AT and not CVT, but you get the point.
 

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I thought I had read 100,000miles in CVT fluid. My mechanic said 30k and if it acted up it would need to be “burnished” changed and then run in “s” with the brakes on to stress the CVT belt and scrub the friction surfaces. Then change again! Crazy right?!
This was around 80k it started to act up in reverse when cold. I bought 4 quarts of Honda CVT fluid and did a hot drain and fill. Easier than an oil change. Has behaved perfectly ever since. Will change again soon just to be safe.
 

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It only took 2.5 quarts of the Honda HCF-2 CVT fluid to get the overflow from the Check Bolt hole. Shifted through all the gears, and refilled to get the Check Bolt overflow, but was only 2.5 quarts. Vehicle was on flat surface. The owners manual says it takes 3.9 quarts. Wondering if the owners manual is wrong?
 
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