I'm approaching 5,000 miles on my 2021 sport. Apparently the oil won't need changed until my truck notified me. However I don't mind doing it at a 5,000 mile interval. What is everyone's thoughts on this?
I took advantage of 1 of my 10 free oil changes and had mine changed at 1,000 miles on new 2021 ridgeline. The dealer reset the "MM" so they must not be aware of the mess up you noted.What is the build date on your door jamb? Change the oil when oil life reaches 15%, or one year old, whichever comes first.
For me, I had planned to wait for the Maintenance Minder, but my truck reached one year old last fall, so I changed the oil then, but did NOT reset the MM. The MM finally reached 5% last weekend and I changed the oil for the second time, and reset the MM for the first time.
If you reset the MM before it reaches 15%, you will mess up future reminders for other maintenance.
Well, at least one thing is certain - it's not going to magically turn bad at the stroke of midnight on the 365th day just like milk doesn't instantly sour precisely at midnight on the expiration date.I know this will be controversial, but I have to wonder why Honda says to change the oil annually. I've had my Ridgeline for 13 years now and 125k miles. I don't drive near as much as I used to. I've always tended to keep the maintenance up-to-date, including the annual oil change even if the miles/MM don't call for it yet due to low mileage.
But honestly, I don't see how the engine oil is any different from transmission fluid or other oil based product. As long as I get the engine up to normal operating temperatures for 10 minutes or so before I park it, I've begun ignoring the annual oil change in favor of just doing it when the MM calls for it. I think I'm putting around 4k/year on it right now.. so my normal OCI of 6000-7000 miles will have me well into the 2nd year before the MM will call for a change. 🤷♂️
LOL, pretty sure I’ve had milk turn before the date though.Well, at least one thing is certain - it's not going to magically turn bad at the stroke of midnight on the 365th day just like milk doesn't sour at midnight on the expiration date.
Honda must think annual oil changes are important enough considering they've been adding that logic to the Maintenance Minders of redesigned models beginning with the 2018 Odyssey.