How to Reset Oil Life on a Honda Civic

Reset Oil Life


If you notice that your Honda Civic’s oil light is still illuminated after just having the oil changed, then it needs to be cleared. Whether you’ve performed an oil change by yourself or had a certified technician complete the service for you, resetting your Honda Civic’s oil life can be done from the comfort of your home. Learn how to reset the oil life on your Honda Civic with the help of our service department at Joe Morgan Honda in Monroe!



Clearing a Honda Civic Oil Light in Six Steps

Follow these six, simple steps to clear your Honda Civic’s oil light:

  1. Turn on the ignition (one position before the engine starts).
  2. Using the controls on the left-hand-side of your steering wheel, press “Menu” and look at the menu screen.
  3. Select “Vehicle Information” using (+), then press the “SOURCE” button.
  4. Press “SOURCE” once more to navigate to the Maintenance screen. You’ll see your engine oil life displayed there.
  5. Use (-) to choose “Yes,” then press “SOURCE” again.
  6. Turn off the ignition completely before starting the engine.

If you’ve followed each step without success, or your Honda Civic does not have the controls described above, schedule an appointment with our service department near Cincinnati and Middletown to have one of our Honda-trained technicians reset your oil life for you.

What Factors Impact My Oil Life?

Motor oil is essential to the proper function of your Honda Civic, but did you know that certain factors can impact the life of that oil? Things like engine load, temperature, mileage, and engine speed can all influence your oil life. The Honda Maintenance Minder System in your Honda Civic takes those factors into account and will let you know if you need to change your oil sooner than expected.

Save on Your Next Oil Change at Joe Morgan Honda

If you’ve found our DIY instructions on how to reset the oil life on your Honda Civic helpful, be sure to check out our database of service tips and tricks like how to clean leather seats and so much more. If you’d rather have one of our technicians handle your Honda Civic service needs, take advantage of the great service specials available to Lebanon area drivers. In the market for a new car? You can continue to ensure your car runs at its best with our service guides such as the correct brake fluid color and a breakdown of how to jumpstart a car. Browse our impressive inventory of new Honda Civics online now!

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