“Formally confirming something a representative said publicly last year, Honda updated its scanning and calibration position statement to make it clear that even 20-year-old vehicles need to be scanned.
The October version of the mandate ought to silence any insurers seeking an out to avoid paying for a procedure that experts and common sense dictate should have been done for years. It also suggests a logical answer for insurers demanding greater specificity on what “scan all vehicles” means for any OEM.
Honda declared that “all vehicles” means every Honda and Acura dating back to at least the 1996 model year and a few older ones. Some 1994-95 Hondas and Acuras have a 16-pin OBD-II connector and will also need a scan, as will 1992-95 Honda and Acuras with the older three-pin connector, Honda wrote.”