How to Reset Oil Life Indicator on a Honda Civic

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Each Honda Civic is equipped with a variety of convenient warning lights to keep you aware of the status of your vehicle’s engine and other components. If you notice the Engine Oil indicator on your Civic is showing a low level after you’ve added or changed the oil, you most likely just need to reset the oil light. Here’s how to reset oil life on a Honda Civic:

  1. Turn the key in the ignition to the “On” position, but don’t start the engine.
  2. Press “Menu” on the left-hand-side steering wheel-mounted controls. The menu screen will then appear on your display.
  3. Use (+) to choose Vehicle Information, then press the “SOURCE” button.
  4. Press “SOURCE” once more to access the Maintenance screen. You’ll see the engine oil life on the i-MID (intelligent Multi-Information Display).
  5. Use (-) to indicate “Yes,” and then press “SOURCE”.
  6. Turn off the ignition and start the engine to make sure the reset worked.

Whenever you change the oil in your new Civic, you’ll want to remember that the oil light needs to be reset for an accurate reading. If you have your oil changed at our service center near Carmel, our technicians will reset the oil light on your Civic as part of this routine service.


What Factors Impact Oil Life in My Civic?

There are a couple of factors that can impact the oil life in your Civic. These can include the distance you drive in miles and hours, the engine temperature and load, and the speed at which you drive on Fishers roads and beyond. Even though your Honda Civic oil light will alert you when the oil level is low, it’s always a good idea to check your vehicle’s oil levels regularly to catch potential problems before they become more serious.

Find More Service Tips for Your Honda Civic at Penske Honda

If you need help resetting the oil life on your Honda Civic, trust the certified technicians at Penske Honda. We’re more than happy to help you keep your Honda running smoothly. Our service center also has service specials available to help drivers save on the services needed. Contact our team today to learn more about our services, tips and trickshow often to rotate tiresHonda Accord interior, about the Honda CR-V dimensions, the Honda Civic colors, to explore our Honda Civic lease deals, and more!

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