When the maintenance wrench comes on or the vehicle has received an oil and filter change the maintenance minder system will need to be reset. Here are the instructions:
1) Turn the ignition to run (one click before starting the engine).
2) Press the SELECT/RESET knob repeatedly until the engine oil life indicator % is shown.
3) Press and hold the SELECT/RESET knob for more than 10 seconds. The oil life % will begin to blink. Release the SELECT/RESET knob.
4) Press and hold the SELECT/RESET knob for for more than 5 seconds. The oil life indicator % will change to 100%.
*Touring models will have to follow the reset procedures by using the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel to bring up the Oil Life menu
When servicing this vehicle it might be a good idea to understand the types of fluids Honda recommends:
Engine Oil – 0W20 is recommended for year round use
Engine Coolant – Honda Long Life Anti-Freeze/Coolant Type 2
Automatic Transmission – Honda ATF DW-1
Brake /Clutch Fluid – Honda Heavy Duty Dot 3
Power Steering – Honda PSF
Rear Differential – Honda VTM -4 Differential Fluid
Transfer Case – SAE 90 or SAE 80W90 (GL4 or GL5)
With this information you should be well equipped to service the 2012 Honda Crosstour!
Written by Ronald Rameshnauth