Reset Oil Life on the Honda Odyssey

A Oil Life meter will read a low percentage on your console if your Honda Odyssey is due for an oil change. On some models, a “Maint Reqd” or “Maintenance due soon” light will appear. If you wish to reset the oil life, perform these steps.


2018 to 2021 Model

Option 1 – Using Instrument Panel

  1. Set the power mode to “On“.
  2. Press the “Enter” button located on the steering wheel until the Home screen is displayed.
  3. Use the up and down arrows to highlight “Maintenance“, then press “Enter” to select it.
  4. Use the up and down arrows to highlight “Oil Life“, then press “Enter” to select it.
  5. Note the item for the oil life. Press and hold “Enter” for 10 seconds.
  6. Use the up and down arrows to highlight “All Due Items” or the item that corresponds to the oil life.
  7. Press and hold “Enter” for until a message is displayed that says reset is complete.

Option 2 – Using Touch Screen

  1. Tap “Settings“.
  2. Tap “Vehicle“.
  3. Tap “Maintenance Information“.
  4. Tap “Oil & Filter“.
  5. Tap “Reset“.
  6. Tap “Reset” again to confirm.

The Oil Life is now reset to 100%.


2005 to 2017 Models

These models typically display a wrench indicator when an oil change is detected as needed. Clear the wrench with these steps.

  1. First, locate where your “SEL/RESET” button is located. On some models, it is a stem button on the display near the fuel gage. Other models have it on the steering wheel.Turn the ignition switch to “On“. Do not start the engine.
  2. Toggle the “SEL/RESET” button to display the “Oil Life %” (if it’s not displayed already).
  3. While the “Oil Life %” is displayed, press and hold the “SEL/RESET” stem for 10 seconds. When the screen blinks, release the button.
  4. Press and hold the “SEL/RESET” stem again for about 5 seconds. When the code disappears, release the stem.

You have successfully reset the oil life to 100%.


1995 to 2004 Models

These models typically light up a “Maint Reqd” indicator to notify the driver an oil change is needed. Clear the “Maint Reqd” message with these steps.

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the “OFF” position.
  2. Press and hold the “Select/Reset” button on the instrument panel.
  3. While continuing the hold the “Select/Reset” button, turn the ignition “ON“. Do not start the engine.
  4. Still continue to hold the button(s) for 10 seconds or until the indicator resets.

Hopefully this tutorial has helped you learn how to reset the oil life on the Honda Odyssey. Let us know how it worked out for you in the comments.

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