What Does Acura’s A1 vs. B1 Maintenance Notifications Mean?
You’re driving to work, get stuck in traffic (of course), and then it happens–your dash lights up with a mysterious alpha-numeric notification. “What does this mean? Is my tire flat? Did my transmission go out? Is my car about to blow up? Help!” Panic ensues (not really, but it makes for a decent story).
A VS. B
Now, you’ll see any number between one and six with the alpha indicators. “1” means your tires need to be rotated. “2” means you need to replace your air cleaner element, dust and pollen filter, and get your drive belt inspected. “3” is telling you to replace your transmission fluid, while “4” indicates your spark plugs and timing belt need to be replaced, while your water pump and valve clearance need inspected. “5” simply means your engine coolant needs replaced and “6” indicates your rear differential fluid needs replaced.
Hopefully this helped clear up any confusion (or mid-drive panic!) when that inevitable light pops on, but if you ever have any questions about the service indicators in your vehicle, feel free to call our service department or schedule an appointment using our online scheduler.