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Help - The dealership just told me the 75,000 mile tuneup is $700. I don’t remember what the service person told me it includes. Does anyone here know. That seems really expensive. My 2013 is almost at 195,000.
 

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The best answer to your $700 question is the servicing dealer. Without knowing how the Pilot has been maintained or serviced in the past @195k the Pilot has served you well and may need this “small” infusion of TLC to keep her rolling.
 

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On the bright side, that's $700 Canadian instead of $700 US.😁. As aggrex mentioned, check with the dealer what maintenance services are on the list.
 

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On the bright side, that's $700 Canadian instead of $700 US.😁. As aggrex mentioned, check with the dealer what maintenance services are on the list.
It’s $860 CAD. I said $700 for US. I have on this vehicle since brand new 2013. This is my baby and I take very good care of it it looks almost brand new.
 

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The best answer to your $700 question is the servicing dealer. Without knowing how the Pilot has been maintained or serviced in the past @195k the Pilot has served you well and may need this “small” infusion of TLC to keep her rolling.
I’ve owned it since day one. I have babied this car and it looks almost brand new.
 

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$700/860 may not be the TB but there are essential fluid changes (rear diff, T/C, ATF, cooling, PB, PS that could be on the menu. Make sure the Pilot is up to date for the essential maintenance item: TB 7yr/100K to keep the Pilot rolling
 

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Help - The dealership just told me the 75,000 mile tuneup is $700. I don’t remember what the service person told me it includes. Does anyone here know. That seems really expensive. My 2013 is almost at 195,000.
The service schedule is not mileage based, but should be done according to the prompts from the maintenance minder.
Have you been following the maintenance minder?
Also, your Pilot should have had the timing belt replaced by now. Has that work been done?
 

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Right. What code is your Maintenance Minder showing you?




On the bright side, that's $700 Canadian instead of $700 US.😁
It’s $860 CAD. I said $700 for US.

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The service schedule is not mileage based, but should be done according to the prompts from the maintenance minder.
Have you been following the maintenance minder?
Also, your Pilot should have had the timing belt replaced by now. Has that work been done?
Everything is up to date. The Tuneup is coming up next. The service schedule was given to me by the dealership.
 

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Right. What code is your Maintenance Minder showing you?








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I lived in Colorado my whole life until moving to Canada a year ago. What is Maintenance Minder ?
 

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I lived in Colorado my whole life until moving to Canada a year ago. What is Maintenance Minder ?
Here's a brief introductory video explanation.

Maintenance Minder System | 2013 Honda Pilot | Honda Owners Site

You may wish to familiarize yourself with the Owner's Manual, and in this case the section beginning on page 381. It should help you answer some of your questions. Download the PDF here:


Here's a breakdown of the Maintenance Minder codes...

 

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With an OD at 195000 miles you should probably be into the $2k range at least. You say you have babied the vehicle but you don't say what proper services you have done.

You should have had a timing belt done at 120K which usually runs in the $1500 range +/-, spark plugs which runs in the $400 range, change out brake fluid twice, change out Power Steering fluid, twice, possibly 3 times. Coolant is due, tranny fluid is due, and if you have an AWD then you should have done the rear diff fluid 4 or 5 times by now at least.

If you have kept up with all of those then $700 shouldn't be much of a shock.
 

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Here's a brief introductory video explanation.

Maintenance Minder System | 2013 Honda Pilot | Honda Owners Site

You may wish to familiarize yourself with the Owner's Manual, and in this case the section beginning on page 381. It should help you answer some of your questions. Download the PDF here:


Here's a breakdown of the Maintenance Minder codes...

Thank you plplplpl. I will check this out. ☺ I want my Pilot to last as long as possible. I love this vehicle and I like this body style the BEST.
 

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Everything is up to date. The Tuneup is coming up next. The service schedule was given to me by the dealership.
Compare the service schedule provided by the dealer with the one in this post:
Gen 2 Maintenance quick look in excel sheet
It was created based upon the mileage/time-based pre-maintenance minder schedule included in the owner's manual for early first generation Pilots.
For you, at that mileage and assuming normal operating conditions, it's essentially oil and filter changes every 7,500 miles, other fluids and air filters every 30K, brake fluid every 3 years, and timing belt/coolant/spark plugs/valve clearance every 105K (or 7 years for the timing belt).
 

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Everything is up to date. The Tuneup is coming up next. The service schedule was given to me by the dealership.
If they want $700 for some suposed "scheduled maintenance," please tell us what it's for. Will give our opinions as to whether this is legit.
 

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I paid $700 for timing belt and water pump on 2012 Odyssey before Corona hit. My 2005 Pilot was over $1200 over 5 yrs. ago...different city/dealerships.
For my 2005 Pilot, at 175K miles, I'm starting to plan for the timing belt, water pump, front engine mount (notorious for cracking) AND a valve job by the dealership. some things are worth having a "warranty" and this vehicle is going to my teenager.
 

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Here's a brief introductory video explanation.

Maintenance Minder System | 2013 Honda Pilot | Honda Owners Site

You may wish to familiarize yourself with the Owner's Manual, and in this case the section beginning on page 381. It should help you answer some of your questions. Download the PDF here:


Here's a breakdown of the Maintenance Minder codes...

On all my Honda's I ignore the maintenance minder. In my view, its a scam for the dealer to bundle a bunch of unneeded services and rip you off. I change oil every 4000 miles, Trans drain and fill every 15,000, odd years full flush, brake fluid when it has moisture in it (you have to test) or every major brake service, rear diff every 30,000. Spark plug at 100,000. Valve adjustment depending. Coolant 5yr or 60,000. My last two Honda's made it to 225,000 before I sold them and nothing was wrong with them. Granted, I do much of this myself. I know this may will encourage debate. :);)
 

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I know this may will encourage debate. :);)
If you were not someone who DIYs, following the MM is better than never doing any maintenance.
Yes, you will over pay.
 

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Right, a savvy DIYer can figure a lot of it out by himself. But the MM helps the average non-DIY not to forget some things.
 
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