I bought a 2015 Honda Civic EX last month. Now I’m an old school, change your own oil, keep a notebook in the glove compartment with dates and mileage of all maintenance done, kind of guy. I’ve owned a 78 Corolla, 90 Mazda B2200, 92 Accord, 93 Mazda MX6, 95 Ranger, and an 01 Accord. Every vehicle’s manual had a chart of maintenance items and at what mileage they should be done.
The Civic does not.
It has a dashboard notification that service is needed plus a number. You look up the number in the book and it gives you a list of service items to perform. So there is no way to know even how often to change the oil until that light comes on.
This seems goofy to me. How many cars are like that these days? I am not the kind of guy who waits for lights to come on and then hands the keys and my wallet to the dealer to ‘take care of it.’
I’m really surprised Honda would do this.