How to Reset a Honda Civic Oil Light

2020 Honda Civic

After an oil change, you may notice that the Honda Civic oil light is still flashing on your dashboard. If the indicator warns that oil levels are low, yet you know your car is running on fresh oil, it’s no cause for concern. All you need to do is learn how to reset oil life on a Honda Civic! Keep reading to see how you can reset your Honda Civic oil light in minutes, or call the Honda of Columbia service center to speak with an expert technician.

How To Reset Oil Life On a Honda Civic

Whether your Honda Civic oil light is still on after your recent oil change, or you’re curious to learn more about your Honda vehicle’s electrical systems, follow these simple steps to perform a reset:

  1. Turn on the ignition without starting the engine.
  2. Via the left-hand-side steering wheel controls, select Menu.
  3. On the menu screen, use (+) and scroll to Vehicle Information. Then press the SOURCE button.
  4. Press SOURCE once more to visit the Maintenance screen.
  5. Now the engine oil life should be displayed on the i-MID (intelligent Multi-Information Display).
  6. Use the (-) to choose Yes, then press SOURCE.
  7. Turn off the ignition, then start the engine to make sure the reset was a success.

Questions or concerns about the reset process or other dash light issues? Schedule at our service center in Lexington so a Honda technician can thoroughly assess your car.

What Factors Impact Honda Oil Change Frequency?

Experts recommend an oil change every between 7,500 and 10,000 miles, and your Honda Civic owner’s manual should provide a more specific figure for your make and model. However, other factors can impact your Honda vehicle’s oil life as well, causing your Honda Civic oil light to flash before your next scheduled oil change. Factors like the following can cause oil to break down faster than normal:

  • Frequent off-roading
  • Routine driving on dirt roads or dusty terrain
  • Frequent towing or commercial use

Columbia Drivers Trust Lexington for Quality Honda Service

Now that you know how to reset oil life on your Honda Civic, there are lots more DIY auto maintenance checks you can learn so that you know exactly when to stop by for service, like how to connect Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, how to reset a check engine light, or how to check tire tread. Check out our rotating selection of service specials to save on the services you need most frequently in Irmo and West Columbia! Looking to save on your upgrade? Consider a Honda Civic lease with us!

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