How to reset oil life on Honda Odyssey? {1999-2021}

Honda Odyssey is one of the most excellent vehicles because of its stylish look and standard safety features but just like the other renowned Honda vehicles, it also contains a drawback, which is resetting the Oil Life after an oil replacement.

The Oil Life should always be 100% for the best performance of the vehicle. You must reset it to full so that it indicates correctly and give you the correct information about the condition of your engine. Well, it’s not a big task to reset the oil life, and you can reset it in just a few minutes with the help of the right method.

Here are the ways to reset Oil Life on all models of Honda Odyssey (stepwise)-

The methods to reset the Oil Life are different for different models. Here you’ll get to know about all the models except the ones that are dated between 1994 and 1998, because this problem was not noticed much in those models.

You’ll learn how to reset it for the models that are dated between 1999 and 2021. Here’s how to do it:

For 1999-2004 models:

  1. Turn the engine to “Off” position.
  2. Press and hold the “Select/Reset” button in the instrument panel.
  3. Continue to hold the “Select/Reset” button and turn the ignition switch “On.”
  4. Again, continue to hold it until the indicator resets. That’s it.

This is how you reset the Oil Life/Oil maintenance light on 1999-2004 models.

For 2005-2010 models:

There are two methods to reset the Oil Life on 2005-2010 models. Depending upon your vehicle type, you can go for the respective method.

Method for Touring models equipped with control buttons-

  1. Turn the ignition to “On” position but do not start the engine. (If the starting system is keyless in your vehicle, press the Engine Start/Stop button twice without pressing the brake pedal).
  2. Press the “Sel/Reset” button repeatedly until the Oil Life appears on the Display.
  3. Now, press and hold the “Sel/Reset” button until Custom Setup appears on the Display.
  4. Finally, select “Reset” to fully reset the Oil Life.

Method for LX, EX, and Canadian DX Models

  1. Turn the ignition “On” but don’t start the engine.
  2. Press the “Select/Reset” knob (located on the instrument cluster) repeatedly until the “Oil Life’ appears on the Display.
  3. Now, press and hold the knob until the “Oil Life” maintenance light starts to blink.
  4. In the end, press and hold the knob again until the Oil Life resets to 100%. You’re done.

So these are the ways to reset the Oil Life on 2005-2010 models.

For 2011-2017 models:

Like its previous models, it also has two vehicle types, and the methods to reset the Oil Life are different for both of them.

Method for Touring Model

  1. Turn the ignition “On” without starting the engine.
  2. Press the “Sel/Reset” button (located on the steering wheel) repeatedly until Oil Life appears on the Screen.
  3. Press and hold the “Sel/Reset” button for good 10 seconds.
  4. Now, select “Reset” to reset the Oil Life. Your Oil Life should be fully reset.

LX and EX models

  1. Turn On the ignition without starting the engine.
  2. Press the “Select/Reset” knob repeatedly until the Oil Life appears on the Display.
  3. Press and hold the knob until the Oil Life maintenance light starts to blink.
  4. Then, press and hold the knob again until the Oil Life resets to 100%. This is how you do it.

So this is how you can reset the Oil Life maintenance light on 2011-2017 models.

For 2018-2021 models-

  1. Turn On the ignition but don’t start the engine.
  2. Press the “Home” button.
  3. Use the “Up/Down” navigation button to find the Maintenance menu (denoted by a wrench icon), and press “Enter” to select the menu.
  4. Select “Oil Life,” then press and hold the “Enter” button until reset mode appears on the Display.
  5. Scroll down to select All Due Items or select a maintenance item to reset.
  6. Now, press the “Enter” button to reset the Oil Life.

Conclusion

So this was all about resetting the Oil Life on all models of Honda Odyssey. This problem not only occurs in Odyssey but also in other Honda vehicles such as CR-V, Accord, and Civic, and it should be fixed to avoid bigger and costlier problems.

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