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Want to buy a Acura TL 2004 but this came up as I test drove the car, 259M1 service past due. I asked the seller and he said that the oil needs to be changed. I want to know what else this code means before buying this car.

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  • vannyc22 Aug 25, 2010

    ok thank you

  • vannyc22 Aug 25, 2010

    I want to know exacly what that code means before I buy this car

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    Thank you for your support! My question has been answered!

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Before 2007 all Honda and Acura maintenance reminders were based on mileage. The codes remained the same, they now use a different method to calculate when the service is due. The # before the M1 code is telling you how many miles you are past due. here is a list of the maintenance codes so you will know exactly what the numerical code is for each service:

  1. Tire rotation
  2. Air Filter and Micron filter (Cabin Filter) replacement, and check the drive belt
  3. Transmission fluid, and transfer fluid (if equipped)
  4. Spark plug replacement, timing belt replacement (if equipped), inspect water pump and valve clearance
  5. Engine coolant replacement
  6. Differential fluid replacement (where applicable: In this instance, 259M1 means you are 259 miles past due for the M1 service. A tire rotation. But with any used car purchase I would recommend changing the oil, rotating the tires and having the vehicle thoroughly checked over by a professional automotive tech

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That's probably all except maybe the oil filter. 259 past an oil change isn't a problem. The manual or the dealer will tell how to reset it when it's changed. The manual will also tell what that number and letter mean.

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