How to Reset Oil Life on Honda Civics in 6 Steps

August 29th, 2018 by

Oil Change

Wondering why your Honda Civic’s Engine Oil Indicator % is still low, despite having just changed the oil? You need to reset the Honda Civic oil life! Not sure how to reset oil life on Honda Civics? We’ve got you covered!

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Here are the steps you’ll take:

  1. Turn on the ignition (one position before starting the engine).
  2. Using the left-hand-side controls on the steering wheel, press Menu and look at the menu screen.
  3. Use (+) to choose Vehicle Information, then hit the SOURCE button.
  4. Press SOURCE once more to visit the Maintenance screen. You’ll see the engine oil life on the i-MID (intelligent Multi-Information Display).
  5. Use the (-) to choose Yes, then press SOURCE.
  6. Turn off the ignition, then start the engine to make sure the reset worked.

When you visit the service center at Klamath Falls Honda, our certified technicians will do this for you as part of a Honda oil change. Pine Grove drivers can schedule Honda oil service with us online in just a few minutes! However, if you’ve changed your oil yourself, you’ll need to do this manually.

What Factors Impact Oil Life in My Civic?

The Honda Maintenance Minder System controls Engine Oil Indicator % and other important lights and indicators. However, several external factors affect the life of your car’s oil and how long it’ll last. Engine load and temperature, miles you’ve traveled, how long you’ve traveled, and car and engine speed all influence oil life. If your Honda Civic oil light comes on before its next scheduled oil change, the Honda Maintenance Minder System is telling you the additives are breaking down more quickly than expected.

Stay Up-to-Date on the Honda Civic Service Schedule with Klamath Falls Honda!

Do you have more questions about how to reset oil life on Honda Civics? Or, do you want to know more about our service specials or how to stay up-to-date on Honda maintenance? Don’t hesitate to contact us at Klamath Falls Honda in Klamath Falls! You’re also welcome to pay us a visit near Oretech and Altamont.


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