Because the Honda Civic is “a blast to drive,” according to U.S. News and World Report, it’s important that drivers keep up with regularly scheduled maintenance to keep it running at its best. Fortunately, inside the Honda Civic is a helpful engine oil life gauge to show drivers what percentage their oil is depleted and when it’s time to go in for an oil change service. And after you’ve changed the oil, you should reset the engine oil life so it can properly reflect the oil’s lifespan. The process is simple, with just a few steps. First identify whether your Civic Sedan, Coupe, or Hatchback has a multi-information display or not and read on for further instructions.
Without Multi-Information Display
- Turn on the ignition without starting the engine. If your vehicle has a push button start, press the start button twice without pressing the brake pedal.
- Press the TRIP knob repeatedly to display the engine oil life percentage.
- Hold the TRIP knob down for 10 seconds or until the display begins to blink.
- Rotate the TRIP knob to select the item you wish to reset.
- Reset the selected item by holding down the TRIP knob for 5 seconds.
- Turn off the ignition and then start the engine to make sure the indicator has been reset properly.
With Multi-Information Display
- Turn on the ignition without starting the engine.
- Press the “i” button control located on the left hand side of the steering wheel until the wrench icon appears.
- Press the Enter button.
- Press and hold the Enter button for 10 seconds or until it goes into the reset mode.
- Use the up/down button to select a maintenance item or “All Due Items”. Press the Enter button to reset the selected item.
- Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the reset was successful.