Yeah, I guess it is odd if an "A" or a "B" typically preceeds a number or numbers but I've had numeric codes appear on three occasions so far that have never been preceeded by a letter.
The vehicle is a 2009 HCH with approximately 30,000 miles.
BTW, I did refer to my manual to reference the codes but wasn't sure if I should read the number as 123 or as numbers 1, 2, & 3. I do realize that the manual makes reference to single digit numbers but, since I've never had more than one single digit number previously, I just wanted to make certain that the 123 code wasn't one that I had to call the dealer about.
It sounds like the 2009 is different from the 2006 to 8 models. I wonder if a oil filter is used at every oil change? If so, that is another savings down the tube, or has Honda gone to a poor quality filter! Hal
Location: Coquitlam BC, Canada (Greater Vancouver area)
Hybrids: 2010 Toyota Prius Touring (& former HCHII owner)
Re: Service code 123
I was overbearing in my read the manual comment, sorry for that.
Regarding oil filters at every change, I doubt Honda has changed policy, but this is something all dealerships in our area push, and it's been that way since the '80's. The last time I got an oil change through the dealership and ask them to stick to the letter of "A" service (oil change only, no filter change), I had to practically argue with them, and they made a point of noting in the bill that the new oil was not as "clean" as it could be due to...
Between that and their insistance in putting in 4 liters when the spec is 3.2, I started doing my own.
BTW, Harold had a good idea for a comprise: remove, drain and re-install the filter at service A, discard at service B.