1 year ago
Last edited at 8:46PM on 12/23/2012
Put the key in your ignition but dont turn it on.Next press your trip rest button and hold. Now turn the key to the run position but don't start the car.The light will start to flash within 10-30 seconds when it stops your all done. That light comes on every 7500 miles. Just one more way the dealer found to get your money. Have fun getting rid of the light and not paying to do it.
i am a certified Honda technician with over 20 years experience. this light means there is maintainance that your vehicle needs. an oil change and a tire rotation. with an overall vehicle inspection, of exhaust, suspension, engine and braking systems to insure proper operation for SAFE AND TROUBLE FREE operation of vehicle. one example i can think of is before a long trip accrossed the mojave region. it would be nice to know if a simple coolant leak that goes unchecked is repaired before it becomes a major problem. (and if we at the dealers were really greedy we would never check anything waiting for this to happen.) so like where i live is cool most of the time a small coolant leak can be overlooked or ignored with no issues. well heres the catch that vehicle can work anywhere on the planet. it just relies on some systems more than others. so when it gets to 120 degree weather. the engine overheats without warning. you try and make it to the next town and the engine just cant make it. and blows. resulting in 1500 dollars or more in damage. so have your car inspected regularly. to prevent the unexpected.
Ignore it. The computer is always in panic mode. Routine inspections and vigilant gauge monitoring will tell you more than that moronic "Check Engine" or "Maintenance" light. I had a van that went to 205,000 miles before it conked out from low oil pressure. The "Check Engine" light was on for 170,000 miles. It was the oil light that was important here.