ROC Rank: Sophomore
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lincoln, CA
Model Year: 2007
Color: Billet Silver Metallic
B 16 Service message
So I get the B 16 message on my onboard computer. I go to the dealer and they tell me that besides the regular oil change I expected, I gotta change the differential fluid for $180! Is that right?
I admit I wasn't in charge of maintenance of my sister's CR-V, but I don't remember having to change the diff fluid on that car after just 12,000 miles.
Is that normal for 4wd/AWD cars? Change diff fluid that quickly? I've got the extended warranty so I want to make sure I do all the required maintenance and keep my warranty valid. But $180 every 12,000 miles seems a little excessive. Maybe I've been spoiled by my BMW or something but it's strange how I feel Honda is ripping me off compared to a German car.
If it is necessary, I gotta figure out if I wanna shell out and have my dealer do it or give it to my bro-in-law (Toyota mechanic) and have him do it and figure out a way to get paperwork showing it was done. Rough timing financially since I've got a baby on the way and I'm having my backyard done right now. Honda's really gotta make a way so the diff fluid doesn't need to be changed so early (unless my dealer is trying to rip me off, which wouldn't surprise me cuz their sales people freely admit to trying to rip people off as much as they can - they're just so open and honest about it that I can't really fault the sales people for it).
2007 RTS Billet Silver / Grey - rear splash guards, running boards, wheel locks, rear view camera, bed extender
Last edited by codex57; 09-13-2007 at 12:54 PM.