2016 Honda Pilot: Asking for Maintenance
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on June 23, 2016
Our 2016 Honda Pilot is asking for some new fluids. Some new oil and a filter, to be exact. That's what the "B16" maintenance code flashing above means. It's a follow up to the "A1" code we saw around 7,500 miles. At this point we're nearing 13,000 miles so it seems about time for a refresh.
That same code also asks for a tire rotation and a fluid swap for the rear differential. Nothing out of the ordinary there, although I'm sure the rear diff fluid is probably just fine. As long as the dealer isn't charging too much for the whole package we'll probably have everything on the list done.
Having an oil life monitor is a real plus. Instead of merely having the oil changed at various predetermined intervals, it's actually checking the condition of the oil to determine when it needs to be changed. In this case, we went around 5,000 miles before getting the maintenance light. If we had been adhering to the old "every 3,000 miles" rule, we would be nearing our fourth oil change instead of our second.
We'll let you know the final cost after all the code has been cleared and the bill has been paid.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 12,944 miles