HOW TO reset Oil Maintenance Minder on Honda Fit and Honda Jazz from year 2001-2008.
About this model:
The Honda Fit debuted in June 2001 in Japan, winning the Car of the Year Japan Award. By December 2001, it had outsold the Toyota Corolla, and ranked first in sales for nine out of twelve months in 2002. It subsequently was introduced in Europe (early 2002), Australia (late 2002), South America (early 2003), South Africa and South-East Asia (2003), China (September 2004), and Mexico (late 2005).
The Fit’s fuel tank under the front seat and compact rear suspension have enabled the rear seats to fold especially low, creating a flexible and regularised cargo volume that is large for its class.
A production model for the United States and Canada debuted on January 8, 2006 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The car was released in Canada on April 3, 2006, and in the U.S. on April 20, 2006 as a 2007 model year. In the North American markets, the first generation Fit was replaced after only two model years by a new 2009 model, which was released for Japan in November 2007 as a 2008 model. Subsequent iterations would maintain the same platforms worldwide.
HOW TO RESET OIL MAINTENANCE MINDER GUIDE
Your vehicle displays engine oil life and maintenance service items on the information display to show you when you should have your dealer do engine oil replacement and indicated maintenance service.
Based on the engine operating conditions and accumulated engine revolutions, the onboard computer in your vehicle calculates the remaining engine oil life and displays it as a percentage.
Engine Oil Life Display
To see the current engine oil life, turn the ignition switch to the ON(II) position, then press and release the Select/Reset knob repeatedly until the engine oil life indicator appears The remaining engine oil life is displayed on the engine oil life display according to this table:
If the remaining engine oil life is 15 to 6 percent, you will see the engine oil life indicator every time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. The maintenance minder indicator will also come on, and the maintenance item code(s) for other scheduled maintenance items needing service will be displayed below the ‘‘OIL LIFE’’ message.
The 15 and 10 percent oil life indicator reminds you that the time is coming soon to take your vehicle in for the required maintenance.
When the remaining engine oil life is 5 to 1 percent, you will see a ‘‘SERVICE’’ message along with the same maintenance item code(s), every time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.
The maintenance item code or codes indicate the main and sub items required at the time of the oil change.
You can switch the information display from the engine oil life display to the odometer or the trip meter. Press and release the Select/ Reset knob on the instrument panel.
When the engine oil life is 15 to 1 percent, the maintenance minder indicator ( icon-wrench ) comes on every time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, then it goes out if you switch the information display.
When you see this message, have the indicated maintenance performed by your dealer as soon as possible.
When the remaining engine oil life is 0 percent, the engine oil life indicator will blink. The display comes on every time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. The maintenance minder indicator ( icon-wrench ) also comes on and remains on in the instrument panel. When you see this message, immediately have the indicated maintenance performed by your dealer..
If you do not perform the indicated maintenance, negative mileage is displayed and begins to blink after the vehicle has been driven over 10 miles (10 km).
Negative mileage means your vehicle has passed the maintenance required point.
Immediately have the indicated maintenance done by your dealer.
To change the information display from the engine oil life display to the odometer or the trip meter, press and release the Select/Reset knob.
When the engine oil life is 0 percent or negative mileage, the maintenance minder indicator ( ) remains on even if you change the information display.
Immediately have the service performed, and make sure to reset the display as described on the following.
Maintenance Main Items and Sub Items
Maintenance Main Items and Sub Items All maintenance items displayed in the information display are in code. For an explanation of these maintenance codes.
HOW TO reset 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:
- Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.
- Press the Select/Reset knob repeatedly until the engine oil life is displayed.
- Press the Select/Reset knob for about 10 seconds. The engine oil life and the maintenance item code(s) will blink.
- Press the Select/Reset knob for another 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.