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VTM rear differential Liquid needed at how many miles

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I have 2006 Honda Pilot with around 16400 miles, what is the Honda recmmended miles for changing the rear differential liquid.

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The diff fluid is only changed if the diff needs repair, or if you suspect water has entered it, check it on a regular basis for leaks and if you think water has gotten in through the vent.

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From Owner's Link:

Maintenance Minder B Scheduled Maintenance
Recommended service for your 2006 Honda Ridgeline:

Replace engine oil and oil filter
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