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2012 Honda Ridgeline Maintenance Light Reset & Fluids

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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 TRIP/RESET knob repeatedly until the engine oil life indicator % is shown.

3) Press and hold the TRIP/RESET knob for more than 10 seconds.  The oil life % will begin to blink.  Release the TRIP/RESET knob.

4) Press and hold the SELECT/RESET knob for for more than 5 seconds.  The oil life indicator % will change to 100%.

When servicing this vehicle it might be a good idea to understand the types of fluids Honda recommends:

  1. Engine Oil – 0W20 is recommended for year round use

  2. Engine Coolant – Honda Long Life Anti-Freeze/Coolant Type 2

  3. Automatic Transmission – Honda ATF DW-1

  4. Brake /Clutch Fluid – Honda Heavy Duty Dot 3

  5. Power Steering – Honda PSF

  6. Rear Differential – Honda VTM -4 Differential Fluid

  7. Transfer Case – SAE 90 or SAE 80W90 (GL4 or GL5)

With this information you should be well equipped to service the 2012 Honda Ridgeline!

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