How to Reset the Oil Maintenance reminder on Honda Civic 2006-2011

How to Reset the Oil Maintenance reminder on Honda Civic 2006-2011

4 Easy Steps on How to Reset the Maintenance oil reminder on Honda Civic 2006-2011

About this model: 

The eighth generation was released in September 2005, for the 2006 model year. For the eighth generation, Honda split the model into two different platforms, one for sedan and coupe, and one for a hatchback designed primarily for the European market using a simpler rear suspension from the Honda Fit and more aggressive styling. As of 2006, a total of 16.5 million Civics had been sold worldwide, with 7.3 million of them in the United States. Although the North American and the home market model differ externally, they are mechanically identical. The hatchback is available as a three and five-door. Both Si and Type R trim levels continued although the Japanese and European Type R, while sharing the same engine size, are mechanically different.

In the US, an improved, sportier version of the Civic Si 4-door tuned by tuner Mugen was offered, featuring cosmetic alterations and changes to the suspension, wheels, slight exterior differences, and exhaust system. A Canadian only Acura model received a new nameplate, changing from the Acura EL to the Acura CSX. The end of this model generation also marked a hiatus of the Civic Type R in Japan, with no successor model until the later tenth generation, going on sale mid-2017.

Resetting the Engine Oil Life Display.

Your dealer will reset the display after completing the required maintenance service. You will see‘‘OIL LIFE 100%’’ on the information Display the next time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II)position.

If maintenance service is done by someone other than your dealer,reset the maintenance minder as follows:

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    Turn the ignition switch to the ON(II) position.
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    Press the SEL/RESET button repeatedly until the engine oil life indicator is displayed.
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    Press the SEL/RESET button for about 10 seconds. The engine oil life and the maintenance item code(s) will blink.
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    Press the SEL/RESET button for more than 5 seconds. The maintenance item code(s) will disappear, and the engine oil life will reset to ‘‘100.’



Important Maintenance Precautions

If you have the required service done but do not reset the display, or reset the display without doing the service, the system will not show the proper maintenance intervals. This can lead to serious mechanical problems because you will no longer have an accurate record of when maintenance is needed.

Your authorized Honda dealer knows your vehicle best and can provide competent, efficient service.

However, service at a dealer is not mandatory to keep your warranties in effect. Maintenance may be done by any qualified service facility or person who is skilled in this type of automotive service. Make sure to have the service facility or person reset the display as previously described. Keep all receipts as proof of completion, and have the person who does the work fill out the maintenance record. Check your warranty booklet for more information.

We recommend using Honda parts and fluids whenever you have maintenance done. These are manufactured to the same high quality standards as the original components, so you can be confident of their performance and durability.


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