The Honda Jazz is incredibly popular for its often unsung reliability and low running costs.
With tons of Jazz drivers in our network, we created a guide answering the top FAQ’s and maintenance queries.
The tyre pressure recommendations of a Honda Jazz will vary due to the model series, year and country of manufacture.
For your vehicle, the exact values can be found in your owner’s manual as well as on the tyre placard. Generally, tyres on the Jazz should sit at around 33 PSI.
Honda Jazz tyre pressure can be checked as always at petrol stations and by a mechanic in a garage.
You can also gather tyre pressure readings at home when you buy a handheld pressure gauge (these only cost around £10).
Maintaining correct tyre pressure levels is essential for car function and safety.
The illumination of the tyre pressure warning light on the dashboard of your Honda Jazz should first lead you to check all your tyre pressure and amend where necessary.
Once you are confident that all levels are correct, you may start the engine and drive.
If the light still remains on, cease driving as soon as is safe as you likely have either a puncture or a faulty TPMS light which needs a reset.
The tyre pressure warning light (TPMS) on your Honda Jazz can be reset; the process of which varies across the Jazz make.
Therefore, make sure to refer to your owner’s manual before attempting to carry out a reset.
Select “Settings” from the Homepage
Next, select “Vehicle”
Now, choose “TPMS Calibration”
Finally, select “Calibrate”
Press “Menu”, then “Customise Settings”
Select “TPMS Calibration”
Select “Yes”, then press “Menu” to exit.
The warning lights on the Honda Jazz signpost the driver towards issues with the connected components in your car.
The colour of the warning lights correspond with a severity message. For example, a red warning light indicates severity.
An amber or yellow light points to an issue that needs attention but is not a priority. A green or blue warning light is an informational message.
The engine management light, also known as the malfunction indicator lamp, illuminates to alert you of a problem with the emission control systems.
If it flashes the issue is more severe and there may be a misfire in the engine’s cylinder.
If it comes on contact a mechanic soon, if it flashes stop driving as soon as is safe, and contact for assistance; in the meantime, keep the car away from flammable objects.
Your Honda Jazz should receive a full service every 12 months, as well as an interim in-between if you undertake a particularly high mileage.
Other maintenance checks such as an oil change coolant top ups and brake fluid change should be completed yearly.
Brake pad faults with the Honda Jazz have been reported, first appearing through premature wear resulting in longer braking distance and eventual pad replacement.
Make sure to check your brakes regularly to deal with such problems.
Leaks are most common in the wheel arches in the rear of some Jazz’s.
This results in water seeping into the boot and beginning to pool. You may need to replace the seal which is a fairly inexpensive repair.
The best oil for the Honda Jazz is a semi synthetic grade oil that is 15W-40 or 5W-40.
The engine oil capacity of your Honda Jazz is hugely dependent on your car’s model series, year and country of manufacture.
Refer to your car owner’s manual for the exact capacity, it generally sits between 3 and 4 litres.
Aforementioned, leaks are relatively common in the rear of the Honda Jazz. An oil leak should prompt you to contact a Honda Jazz leak specialist whom can both source/diagnose any leaks and repair them efficiently.
Whereas, for the non-mechanically minded, half the battle can be locating the source of the leak.
To prevent you being caught out with apparent sudden battery death, there are a few tell-tale signs you can look out for in anticipation. Generally, car batteries have a 3-5 year lifespan but that does not mean they will always last that long.
Signs your battery is dying:
· Slow engine crank
· Dimmer headlights
· Electronics not working properly/well
· Corroded battery connectors
· Swollen battery case
· Rotten eggs smell under the bonnet