How do I reset the oil light in my Honda Accord?

Can you tell me how to reset the oil light in my Honda? It turned on randomly just a few weeks after I got my oil changed. I’m not sure why. It made me a little worried, to be honest. My car is pretty new so I hope nothing is wrong with it.

Try not to worry! Sometimes, the oil sensor can be knocked or damaged while your oil is getting changed. It’s also possible that the shop forgot to reset your sensor, so doing a reset is a great first step.
Here’s how to reset the oil light in a Honda Accord that’s a little newer:
  • First, turn your car on without starting the engine. To do this, press the power button twice without pressing the brake.
  • Next, press the HOME button on your steering wheel to access the main menu.
  • Use the left selector wheel to find MAINTENANCE on the menu, then press the wheel to enter the maintenance menu.
  • Press the selector wheel again to enter reset mode.
  • Select Engine Oil Life to reset your oil life to 100%!
It’s worth mentioning that you should visit a shop if you notice a burning smell when you drive, smoke coming from your engine, or a strange noise coming from your car. These are all signs of an oil leak, which can be really dangerous!
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Dec 20, 2021

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