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So the A012 code popped up (I skipped the A01 code last time) on my 2019 Clarity PHEV dash and t tried scheduling for service. Here's what I got from calling around my zip area 20772:

Dealer #1: $270 (6 miles from home)
Dealer #2: $305 (10 miles from home)
Dealer #3: $185 (15 miles from home)

My question is are these price the same as in your area? Just wondering since it seems to be very quite high for the service. Also, is changing the engine and cabin filter that complicated? Dealer #2 want to charge me $175 just for that alone. Would appreciate any take. Thank you.
 

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So the A012 code popped up (I skipped the A01 code last time) on my 2019 Clarity PHEV dash and t tried scheduling for service. Here's what I got from calling around my zip area 20772:

Dealer #1: $270 (6 miles from home)
Dealer #2: $305 (10 miles from home)
Dealer #3: $185 (15 miles from home)

My question is are these price the same as in your area? Just wondering since it seems to be very quite high for the service. Also, is changing the engine and cabin filter that complicated? Dealer #2 want to charge me $175 just for that alone. Would appreciate any take. Thank you.
You are not required to have this done by a Honda dealer. Oil change places will generally do the "inspection" items looking for something else to sell you, and the cabin air filter is pretty straight forward.
Cabin Filter Replacement: Honda Clarity 2018-2019 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Touring 1.5L 4 Cyl.
 

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You are not required to have this done by a Honda dealer. Oil change places will generally do the "inspection" items looking for something else to sell you, and the cabin air filter is pretty straight forward.
Cabin Filter Replacement: Honda Clarity 2018-2019 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Touring 1.5L 4 Cyl.
Here is why you should replace the cabin filter. (My apologies for the oversized photo taken off my phone.) The mileage is 16127. That feather fell out first and I couldn't believe it when I took out the filter. The Pink Panther comes from the roof of my shop where it is in the rafters behind a rigid sheathing.
I now question whether Honda replaced the filter when last I had it serviced. It was the first time service was called for on our 2019 Clarity Basic PHEV so I took it to the dealer. I think it was AO12 but don't remember now. I wanted them to check the Battery Pack Capacity too, but they didn't know how. I promised myself to do the service if I could, or take it to the guys who service our 1999 CR-V and all of our Accords in the past.
And DucRider, thanks for the link to the video, however the guy says to "disconnect the Damping Arm by pulling it" which caused me a good amount of frustration, and it got a bit blue in the garage until I PUSHED the arm to release it.
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Here is why you should replace the cabin filter. (My apologies for the oversized photo taken off my phone.) The mileage is 16127. That feather fell out first and I couldn't believe it when I took out the filter. The Pink Panther comes from the roof of my shop where it is in the rafters behind a rigid sheathing.
I now question whether Honda replaced the filter when last I had it serviced. It was the first time service was called for on our 2019 Clarity Basic PHEV so I took it to the dealer. I think it was AO12 but don't remember now. I wanted them to check the Battery Pack Capacity too, but they didn't know how. I promised myself to do the service if I could, or take it to the guys who service our 1999 CR-V and all of our Accords in the past.
And DucRider, thanks for the link to the video, however the guy says to "disconnect the Damping Arm by pulling it" which caused me a good amount of frustration, and it got a bit blue in the garage until I PUSHED the arm to release it.
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You've got critters living under the hood. It's important to get them out of there, because they'll chew up wire insulation. It's now made of soy-based materials rather than petroleum-based plastic.

Rodents find the soy insulation to be delicious.
 

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Oil changes in the Clarity is a snap, and I mean that literally. The aluminum pan under the engine comes off wirh a flat blade screwdriver to turn the pins 1/4 turn. The oil pan and filter are very accessible (much easier than my CRV or truck). I use a gram ph7317 filter. It has a rough finish on the end (no more filter wrenches). The car takes 3 5 qts of 0w-20. You can buy it at Walmart in a 5 qt container for $23. The filter is about $4. Many cities will give you a 15qt oil container for free and many auto parts stores accept used engine oil and filters. If you have a decent floor jack you can diy for under $30. Besides, it It's good opportunity to get a good jack (honey, it will save us a lot of money in the long run). Heck, projects are how I have accumulated a wonderful variety of tools 😀
 

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If you have a decent floor jack
And of course jack stands. Should never get beneath a car supported by just a floor jack. I realize you know that but not everyone does so I wanted to mention it as a reminder.

For oil changes I use drive up ramps. It's so quick and easy. I have a floor jack but for oil changes it's a lot quicker to use the ramps. I know some people say the oil won't drain completely since the car is not level, but I think that would be minimal especially on the Clarity where the drain plug is towards the rear of the pan.
 
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