The following systems can be checked individually, and most of them can be checked using suitable diagnostic equipment. Beginning with model year 1996 the Honda passenger vehicles are On Board Diagnostic version II (OBD-II) compliant. Using a suitable OBD-II Data Scan Tool (DST) can save precious diagnostic time and allows the systems to be checked while the engine is running without chance of damaging the component, wire connections or the insulation.
Another advantage of using a suitable OBD-II DST is that the systems can be checked how they interact with one another, and can be checked during initial start-up, monitored during the warm up period and at normal operating temperatures.
A suitable OBD-II DST also allows for any stored Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) faults to be accessed and cleared.