Engine & Gearbox What is SvRS ?

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by Ichiban, Thursday 3rd Nov, 2011.

  1. Ichiban Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    England CJ Leeds
    With the advent of euro five emissions and with higher emphasis on lower cost of ownership Honda introduced the SvRS (Service Reminder System)

    The SvRS system is an attempt to get owners into a preventative maintenance mode by giving gentle reminders to take their cars in for service by giving them visible indication via the onboard computer and speedo display.

    Honda have issued a easy to understand guide making the SvRS understood easier and give owners that helping hand understanding this new feature in the 8th Generation. When launched there was mass scale ignorance what it was some dealer forgot to enable SvRS at PDI before handing the car to the customer. Despite all the training and guidance by Honda majority of the dealer staff were less than receptive when asked about this feature.

    This thread is some way to bridge that gap

    The UKDM cars have visible notification on the dash when the information button is flicked through its menu. The SvRS notification is displayed by two part alphanumeric code these code tell the customer what service is due.

    For the 8th Generation I-DTEC these code are what to look out for

    Service Reminder System Maintenance Items -

    Symbol Maintenance Items

    A Replace engine oil and oil filter
    Engine oil capacity with oil filter: 5.5 L (5.8 US qt, 4.8 Imp qt)

    B Check front and rear brakes
    • Check brake pad and disc thickness. Check for damage.
    • Check calipers for damage, leaks, and tightness.
    • Check brake linings for cracking, grazing, wear, and for oil or grease contamination.

    Check parking brake adjustment
    Check number of clicks when the parking brake lever is pulled with 196 N (20 kgf, 44 lbf) of force.
    • Rear disc brake: 6 to 8 clicks
    • Rear drum in disc brake: 5 to 7 clicks

    Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots
    • Check steering linkage.
    • Check boots for damage and leaking grease.

    Inspect suspension components
    Sedan type: front , rear
    Station wagon type: front , rear
    • Check bolts for tightness.
    • Check all dust covers for deterioration and damage.

    Inspect driveshaft boots
    • Check boots and boot bands for cracks.
    • Check boots for leaking grease.

    Inspect brake hoses and lines including VSA lines
    Check master cylinder and VSA modulator-control unit for damage or leakage.
    Inspect all fluid levels and condition of fluids
    • Engine coolant
    • Brake fluid
    • Clutch fluid
    • Windshield washer fluid

    Inspect exhaust system
    Check exhaust pipe and muffler for damage, leaks, and tightness.
    Inspect fuel lines , and connections
    • Check fuel lines for loose connections, cracks, and deterioration.
    • Retighten loose connections and replace any damaged parts.

    Inspect tyre condition
    Check expiration date for temporary tyre repair kit bottle
    Test drive (noise, stability, dashboard operation)
    Check lights alignment
    Check position of the headlights.
    Inspect vehicle corrosion: refer to the Body Repair Manual
    If the symbol B appears before one year has passed, inspect for the vehicle corrosion every year.
    • External Paintwork and Panel Corrosion Check
    • Under Body Corrosion Check

    Symbol Maintenance Items

    2 Replace dust and pollen filter
    • If the vehicle is driven mostly in areas that have high concentrations of dust, pollen, or soot in the air, replace every 20,000 km (12,500 miles) or every year.
    • Replace filter whenever airflow from heating and air conditioning system is less than normal.

    Inspect drive belt
    Look for cracks and damage, then check the position of the drive belt auto-tensioner indicator.

    3 Replace transmission fluid
    • Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds or towing trailer results in higher transmission temperatures. This requires transmission fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Service Reminder System. If the vehicle is driven under these conditions, have the Manual Transmission Fluid changed at 60,000 km (37,500 miles) or 4 years.
    • For automatic transmission, have the Automatic Transmission Fluid changed at 60,000 km (37,500 miles) or after the first 4 years, then every 40,000 km (25,000 miles) or 2 years.

    M/T : 2.2 L (2.3 US qt, 1.9 Imp qt); always use genuine Honda MTF.
    A/T : 2.6 L (2.7 US qt, 2.3 Imp qt); always use genuine Honda ATF.

    4 Replace fuel filter

    5 Replace engine coolant
    Capacity (including the reservoir):
    M/T: 6.9 L (1.82 US gal, 1.52 Imp gal)
    A/T: 7.0 L (1.85 US gal, 1.54 Imp gal)

    Always use genuine Honda All Season Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2.

    7 Replace brake fluid
    • Use only DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid. We recommend genuine Honda Brake Fluid.
    • Check brake fluid level is between upper and lower marks on the reservoir.

    8 Replace air cleaner element
    If the vehicle is driven in dusty conditions, replace every 30,000 km (18,750 miles).

    Attached Files:

  2. Ichiban Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    England CJ Leeds
    SvRS check sheet

    For all 8th Generation accord owners to give you a better understanding of the SvRS. See attached sheet, this is what the dealers are implementing at the required service schedules.

    Attached Files:

  3. Ichiban Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    England CJ Leeds
    Bump I have been just asked via PM please see the Customer guide to SvRS PDF attachment first then the thread.
  4. Azzaaaaaaa Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Aaron Stoke-on-Trent
    Mine doesn't do this, spoke to the dealership and they said they switch off this system on any cars that have it, as it causes the customer to come in one week for an air filter, then next week a pollen filter etc. They switched it all off and do it as a yearly full service - whether this is right or wrong I don't know.
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  5. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Nice one Ichiban, thanks for putting this on site.
  6. k20a3 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Thanks Ichiban...
    So if I reactivite this what will happen. Is it all timer based or some of it done by sensors?
  7. Nels Club Moderator Club Staff

    If it's been turned off, it cannot be turned back on.
    If it was never activated, then it can be.
    (Happy to be corrected)
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  9. Ichiban Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    England CJ Leeds
    That is correct once off they only way to turn it back on is a new speedo cluster.. but mileage correction guys can restore that I have been told on the grapevine. Honda will say you need a new cluster.
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