2016 Honda Pilot Oil Reset

If you want to reset the oil change reminder on a 2016 Honda Pilot, go into the vehicle settings to update the engine oil life.
Written by Jennifer Justice
Reviewed by Claire Beaney
You’ll use the steering wheel buttons to reset the Oil Life reminder under Maintenance Info in your Honda Maintenance Minder system.
While the reminder to get your oil changed is a great tool to help you keep track of maintenance for your 2016 Pilot, you have to manually reset the reminder if you change the oil yourself. Let’s look at the how-to steps so you don’t spend forever pushing every button or scrolling through every menu option.
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How to reset the engine oil maintenance light on a 2016 Honda Pilot

Your 2016 Honda Pilot comes with a Honda Maintenance Minder™ system to help you track when your SUV needs regular service, but you’ll have to manually reset the oil change reminder if you change the oil yourself so you don’t miss the next time you get your oil changed.
If you need to reset your Engine Oil Life reminder, you just follow a few simple steps. You’ll use the steering wheel buttons to help you navigate the menu for your instrument cluster display:
  • Push the SUV’s “start” button so you turn on the power to the electronics but don’t start the engine
  • Use the arrow buttons on your steering wheel to scroll to the Vehicle Settings menu, then press the Reset button to open the menu
  • Scroll until you get to Maintenance Info and open it
  • Go to the Oil Life option, then press and hold the Reset button until you see the “Maintenance Reset” option
  • Select the Reset option, and the maintenance reminder will disappear
Your Oil Life should reset to 100% once you finish the process. Your vehicle will start the new countdown from there. Once the time for your next oil change comes back around, the warning light will display again.
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How often does a 2016 Honda Pilot need an oil change?

Honda recommends you use Honda Genuine Motor Oil Premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil for your 2016 Pilot, which is a synthetic oil. You can go up to 7,500 to 10,000 miles between oil changes with a synthetic option, but don’t go beyond this limit. If you wait too long, it will
damage your engine
, so make oil changes one of your top priorities for
regular maintenance
.
If you want to do things yourself, be sure to follow the process your
Honda owner’s manual
gives you since every vehicle is different—just don’t forget to reset the oil service reminder. You should strongly consider changing both the oil and replacing the filter at the same time since it will keep your engine in its best condition.
If you try resetting the Oil Life reminder and it still flashes a warning, you’ll have to check with your mechanic or the local Honda dealer. Something may be wrong with the wiring or a circuit.
Still, having the Maintenance Minder option is a welcome feature of your 2016 Pilot and will help you keep track of maintenance. Keeping up with regular service means your 2016 Honda Pilot will run better and longer, plus it will minimize the chance of costly repairs from preventable problems.
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