How do I reset the oil life on a 2011 Honda Pilot?

I just took my 2011 Honda Pilot into the shop for an oil change, but my oil life still reads 50%. How can I reset the oil life on my 2011 Honda Pilot so it shows 100%?

Answer
Most mechanics won’t reset your oil life unless they’re Honda-certified. But don’t stress! It’s easy to change. To reset the oil life on a 2011 Honda Pilot, follow these instructions:
  • Turn your key to the on position, but don’t start the engine
  • Press the trip button until you see oil life. This might take four presses of the button.
  • Hold the trip button until the oil life starts to flash. Release the button.
  • While the oil life is still flashing, hold the trip button again for about 10 seconds.
  • You should see your oil life go back to 100%.
In the future, make sure that you only reset the oil life following an oil change as part of your routine maintenance schedule. If you reset it randomly, you won’t know how much life is left in your oil, which may cause damage if you wait too long to get another oil change.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Dec 17, 2021
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