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Maintenance Schedule

The Maintenance Schedule specifies Avoid exceeding your vehicles


how often you should have your load limit. This puts excess stress
Civic GX serviced and what things Tampering with, or improperly on the engine, brakes, and many
need attention. It is essential that maintaining the high-pressure other parts of your vehicle. The
you have your vehicle serviced as fuel system can cause a load limit is shown on the label on
scheduled to retain its high level of dangerous condition in which the drivers doorjamb.
safety, dependability, and emissions you can be seriously hurt or
control performance. killed. Operate your vehicle on
Refer to the important safety reasonable roads within the legal
precautions and instructions in the Never attempt to modify the fuel speed limit.
Civic Sedan owners manual. system, and always have fuel
system maintenance performed Drive your vehicle regularly over a
The fuel system is under high by an authorized Honda Civic distance of several miles
pressure (maximum 3,600 psi/24,800 GX dealer, or a qualified NGV (kilometers).
kPa). It has no user-serviceable parts, technician.
and its components must not be Which Schedule to Follow:
modified. Whenever fuel system Service your vehicle according to the
maintenance is required, take your The services and time or distance time and mileage periods on one of
vehicle to an authorized Honda Civic intervals shown in the maintenance the Maintenance Schedules on the
GX dealer, or a qualified NGV schedule assume you will use your following pages.
technician. vehicle as normal transportation for
passengers and their possessions. Follow the Maintenance Schedule
You should also follow these for Severe Conditions if you drive
recommendations: your vehicle MAINLY under one or
more of the following conditions.

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Maintenance Schedule

Driving less than 5 miles (8 km) mandatory to keep your warranties Maintenance, replacement, or
per trip or, in freezing in effect. Maintenance may be done repair of emissions control
temperatures, driving less than 10 by any qualified service facility or devices and systems may be done
miles (16 km) per trip. person who is skilled in this type of by any automotive repair
automotive service. Keep all the establishment or individual using
Driving in extremely hot [over receipts as proof of completion, and parts that are certified to EPA
90F (32C)] conditions. have the person who does the work standards.
fill out the Maintenance Record.
Extensive idling or long periods of Check your warranty booklet for According to state and federal
stop-and-go driving, such as a taxi more information. regulations, failure to perform
or a commercial delivery vehicle. maintenance on the items marked
We recommend the use of Honda with will not void your emissions
Driving with a roof rack, or driving parts and fluids whenever you have warranties. However, Honda
in mountainous conditions. maintenance done. These are recommends that all maintenance
manufactured to the same high- services be performed at the
Driving on muddy, dusty, or de- quality standards as the original recommended time or mileage
iced roads. components, so you can be confident period to ensure long-term reliability.
of their performance and durability.
NOTE: If you only OCCASIONALLY
or NEVER drive under a severe
condition, follow the Maintenance
Schedule for Normal Conditions.

Your authorized Honda dealer


knows your vehicle best and can
provide competent, efficient service.
However, service at a dealer is not
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Service the items listed at the indicated distance (or time, if given). 1: Including drain.
miles x 1,000 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150
2: See Dust and Pollen Filter in the Civic
km x 1,000 16 32 48 64 80 96 112 128 144 160 176 192 208 224 240
Sedan owners manual for replacement
Check engine oil and coolant Check oil and coolant at each fuel stop
Check tires Check inflation and condition once a month information under special driving
Replace engine oil conditions.
Inspect fuel filter (high pressure)1 3: Replace at 60,000 miles (96,000 km) or 3
Replace fuel filter element (low pressure) (Or every 1 year, whichever comes first) years, then every 40,000 miles (64,000
Maintenance Schedule for Normal Conditions

Rotate tires Every 10,000 miles (16,000 km)


km) or 2 years.
Replace engine oil filter
4: See Fuel Tank on page 30 for inspection
Check front and rear brakes
Check parking brake adjustment and replacement information. Fuel tank
Inspect the following items: should be replaced 15 years after it was
Tie rod ends, steering gear box, and boots manufactured. This replacement is not
Suspension components covered by the emissions warranty.
Driveshaft boots (Or every 1 year, whichever comes first) : See information on maintenance and
Brake hoses and lines (including ABS)
emissions warranty, last column, page
All fluid levels and condition of fluids
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Exhaust system
Fuel lines and connections
Inspect spark plugs
Inspect valve clearance
Replace fuel filter element (high pressure)
Inspect and adjust drive belts (Or every 2 years, whichever comes first)
Replace dust and pollen filter2
Replace air cleaner element
Replace spark plugs
Replace transmission fluid3
Inspect idle speed
Replace timing belt, and inspect auto-tensioner and
water pump (Or every 7 years, whichever comes first)
Replace engine coolant 120,000 miles (192,000 km) or 10 years, then every
60,000 miles (96,000 km) or 5 years
Replace brake fluid Every 3 years (independent of mileage)
Inspect fuel tank4 Every 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first,
after the production date of fuel tank

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Service the items listed at the indicated distance (or time, if given). 1 : Including drain.
miles x 1,000 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150
2 : See Dust and Pollen Filter in the Civic
km x 1,000 16 32 48 64 80 96 112 128 144 160 176 192 208 224 240
Sedan owners manual for replacement
Check engine oil and coolant Check oil and coolant at each fuel stop
Check tires Check inflation and condition once a month information under special driving
Replace engine oil Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or every 6 months, conditions.
whichever comes first 3 : Replace at 60,000 miles (96,000 km) or 3
Rotate tires Every 10,000 miles (16,000 km) years, then every 40,000 miles (64,000

Maintenance Schedule for Severe Conditions


Inspect fuel filter (high pressure)1
km) or 2 years.
Replace fuel filter elemet (low pressure)
4 : See Timing Belt in the Civic Sedan
Replace engine oil filter
Check front and rear brakes owners manual to determine need for
Lubricate all hinges, locks, and latches (Or every 1 year, whichever comes first) replacement.
Inspect the following items: : See information on maintenance and
Tie rod ends, steering gear box, and boots emissions warranty, last column, page
Suspension components, Driveshaft boots 21 .
Check parking brake adjustment
Inspect the following items:
Brake hoses and lines (including ABS)
All fluid levels and condition of fluids (Or every 1 year, whichever comes first)
Exhaust system, Fuel lines and connections
Lights and controls/vehicle underbody
Inspect spark plugs, Inspect valve clearance
Replace fuel filter element (high pressure)
Inspect and adjust drive belts (Or every 2 years, whichever comes first)
Replace dust and pollen filter2
Replace air cleaner element Every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) (Use normal schedule
except in dusty conditions)
Replace spark plugs
Replace transmission fluid3
Inspect idle speed
Replace timing belt, 4, inspect auto-tensioner and
water pump (Or every 7 years, whichever comes first)
Replace engine coolant 120,000 miles (192,000 km) or 10 years, then every
60,000 miles (96,000 km) or 5 years
Replace brake fluid Every 3 years (independent of mileage) CONTINUED
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Service the items listed at the indicated distance (or time, if given). 1: See Fuel Tank on page 30 for inspection
miles x 1,000 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150
and replacement information. Fuel tank
km x 1,000 16 32 48 64 80 96 112 128 144 160 176 192 208 224 240
should be replaced 15 years after it was
Inspect fuel tank1 Every 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first,
after the production date of fuel tank manufactured. This replacement is not
covered by the emissions warranty.
Maintenance Schedule for Severe Conditions

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Maintenance Record (for Normal and Severe Schedules)

You or the servicing dealer can record all completed maintenance here, whether you follow the schedule for normal conditions (page 22 ) or severe
conditions (page 23 ). Keep the receipts for all work done on your vehicle.

5,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km 45,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km
8,000 km 72,000 km
Date Date

10,000 mi mi/km 50,000 mi mi/km


16,000 km 80,000 km
Date Date

15,000 mi mi/km 55,000 mi mi/km


24,000 km 88,000 km
Date Date

20,000 mi mi/km 60,000 mi mi/km


32,000 km 96,000 km
(or 1 year) Date (or 3 years) Date

25,000 mi mi/km 65,000 mi mi/km


40,000 km 104,000 km
Date Date

30,000 mi mi/km 70,000 mi mi/km


48,000 km 112,000 km
Date Date

35,000 mi mi/km 75,000 mi mi/km


56,000 km 120,000 km
Date Date

40,000 mi mi/km 80,000 mi mi/km


64,000 km 128,000 km
(or 2 years) Date (or 4 years) Date

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Maintenance Record (for Normal and Severe Schedules)

85,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km 125,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km
136,000 km 200,000 km
Date Date

90,000 mi mi/km 130,000 mi mi/km


144,000 km 208,000 km
Date Date

95,000 mi mi/km 135,000 mi mi/km


152,000 km 216,000 km
Date Date

100,000 mi mi/km 140,000 mi mi/km


160,000 km 224,000 km
(or 5 years) Date (or 7 years) Date

105,000 mi mi/km 145,000 mi mi/km


168,000 km 232,000 km
Date Date

110,000 mi mi/km 150,000 mi mi/km


176,000 km 240,000 km
Date Date

115,000 mi mi/km 155,000 mi mi/km


184,000 km 248,000 km
Date Date

120,000 mi mi/km 160,000 mi mi/km


192,000 km 256,000 km
(or 6 years) Date (or 8 years) Date

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Engine Oil, Engine Coolant

Engine Oil 5W-20 oil is formulated for year- Engine Coolant


The SAE number tells you the oils round protection of your Honda, to Refer to the Civic Sedan owners
viscosity or weight. Select the oil for improve cold weather starting, and manual for engine coolant adding
your vehicle according to this chart. to help your engine use less fuel. procedures.

Refer to the Civic Sedan owners Engine coolant change capacity:


manual for engine oil adding and 1.03 US gal (3.9 )
changing procedures.

Engine oil change capacity


(including filter):
3.4 US qt (3.2 )

Ambient Temperature

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Transmission Fluid

Continuously Variable
DIPSTICK
Transmission (CVT)
The engine and transmission must
be at normal operating temperature
before checking the fluid level. Drive
the vehicle at least 10 miles (16
kilometers) before checking.

UPPER MARK
LOWER MARK

1. Park the vehicle on level ground. 3. Insert the dipstick all the way into
Shut off the engine. For accurate the transmission securely as
results, wait at least 60 seconds, shown in the illustration.
and no more than 90 seconds,
after shutting off the engine to 4. Remove the dipstick, and check
check the fluid level. the fluid level. It should be
between the upper and lower
2. Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) marks.
from the transmission, and wipe it
with a clean cloth.

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Transmission Fluid

5. If the level is below the lower Always use genuine Honda ATF-Z1 6. Insert the dipstick all the way back
mark, add fluid into the filler hole (Automatic Transmission Fluid). If it into the transmission securely as
to bring it to the upper mark. is not available, you may use a shown in the illustration.
DEXRON III automatic
transmission fluid as a temporary The transmission should be drained
replacement. However, continued and refilled with new fluid according
use can affect shift quality. Have the to the time and distance recommen-
transmission flushed and refilled dations in the maintenance schedule.
with genuine Honda ATF-Z1 as soon
as it is convenient. If you drive at high speed in high
temperatures [above 95F (35C)],
the transmission fluid should be
changed every 24,000 miles (40,000
km) or 2 years, whichever comes
first.

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Fuel Tank

The fuel tank meets the safety Carbon Liner Type


standards of NGV-2/NFPA-52/DOT HOOD FUEL TANK
NHTSA FMVSS 304. The fuel tank
should be inspected every 3 years
after its production date. Have a
qualified Honda technician inspect
the fuel tank for damage or leaks.

You should also have the fuel tank


inspected after a collision.

The fuel tank should be replaced 15


years after it was manufactured. The CNG TANK EXPIRATION DATE
expiration date of the fuel tank is on FUEL TANK
a label on the fuel tank and on a
warning label in the engine
compartment.

Have a qualified Honda technician


replace the fuel tank. Do not reuse
the old fuel tank.

CNG TANK EXPIRATION DATE

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