How do you reset the maintenance light in a Honda Odyssey?

What’s the best way to reset the maintenance light in a Honda Odyssey? I just bought a used Odyssey from 2011, and the maintenance light came on during my drive home. The previous owner just got the car serviced, so I think maybe someone forgot to turn off the light. Can I do it at home?

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Buying a used car
is a great way to save money, but it also comes with risks. When you buy from a private party, you may not have all the information you need about the car. That said, you should have a mechanic check out your car before you reset the light.
Once you have everything cleared by a professional, you can follow these steps to reset the
maintenance light
in your Honda Odyssey:
  1. Turn the ignition to the ON or II position.
  2. Press the SEL/RESET knob until the maintenance message appears.
  3. Press and hold the SEL/RESET knob until the maintenance light starts to blink—it should take about 10 seconds. 4 Press and hold the SEL/RESET button again for about five seconds. The maintenance light should reset.
Hopefully, these steps will help you reset the maintenance light in your
Honda Odyssey
. Remember, you should bring your car to a
for a professional diagnosis before turning off the light.
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