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I couldn't believe it when this popped up this morning.
I couldn't believe it even more when it continued to popup this evening.

Maintenance Minder A at 583 miles with 100% oil life?

What the heck? Did anyone else run into this?
 

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I couldn't believe it when this popped up this morning.
I couldn't believe it even more when it continued to popup this evening.

Maintenance Minder A at 583 miles with 100% oil life?

What the heck? Did anyone else run into this?
Definitely call your Honda dealership to report this and ask what to do
 

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I got mine yesterday at 800 miles. Heading to the dealer in about 10 mins, even though I doubt they can fix it. I just want it documented.
 

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There's nothing in the OM about changing out the factory fill oil early? I know this wasn't done on the 9th gens, but this is a new engine design. Just wondering.
 

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OK, I talked to the service manager at my dealer -- he's a good guy. He did say this is the first '16 Civic he's sat in though! ;-)

So, he said there's clearly an issue. We went back inside and he filed some sort of bug report in the honda system, and went through the other bulletins and notes listed.

Of course, there was yesterday's service bulletin for the Touring amp issue, but they didn't have the software on the USB drive yet (yes, Honda physically ships USB memory sticks to each dealer, evidently), so they couldn't apply that today.

He also found a note about faulty display hardware -- no backlight, loss of touch responsiveness, etc. This prescribed replacement of the touch panel -- NOT the whole head unit. I don't have hardware issues with mine, so we did not order the part.

He also found a report note from honda engineering about a whole pile of software-related issues, like triggering the turn signal turns on the back up camera, putting the car in reverse triggers the lane watch camera, clock time being clipped off in some scenarios... These were called intermittent, and dealers were instructed to just wait -- theres no fix at the time. But they're working on that.

I recommend if you have this issue, report it. With enough dupes of this report, maybe it'll wind up in front of an engineer somewhere.

Such is the life of an early adopter...
 

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This is beginning to look like 2012, but worse. I'm waiting until the 2018s to consider getting rid of my '03 Protege5.
 

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I am set on buying a new Civic but around summer. I love this car.

This reminds me of something Chrysler would have done but not even they can afford what may be a huge miss this is turning into. I am sure this will be fixed in 4-8 weeks. Honda is a reputable company and will take the time to test any software patch.
 

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My last new car was 01 Cavalier and I still have a '96 F150 so a vehicle with 'software' is a completely new concept to me. I'm trying to reassure myself that the hardware components themselves are dependable and tested to last well past warranty. In my case I literally only drove my EX home from the dealer and it's telling me it's time to change oil.

I'm not too worried about-I'm sure they'll get it sorted.
 

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This is beginning to look like 2012, but worse. I'm waiting until the 2018s to consider getting rid of my '03 Protege5.
Electronic bugs can be fixed. The abomination of 2012 cannot be.

I am truthfully enjoying my 2016 Touring. The best and most enjoyable car I've driven. So far no bugs in mine
 

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A company as big and technologically advanced as Honda has extremely robust QA in place. They had to be aware of these glitches for quite awhile and I don't think it's 'news' to them. Most likely deadlines approached before they could write the code for patch(es) and the plan was to have dealers fix it when available. It's not like it's something major like cheating on emissions compliance:D
 

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The first owners are sort of beta testers and it seems normal these days to have something go wrong in the first year. Just have to be patient until they fix it but I do agree with you, would be great if they made system updates available for people at home.
 

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I fell prey to this one as well. My Maintanence Minder called for an oil change at 3000 miles even though the oil life indicated 60%.
I thought this may have been a special call to get the break-in oil out however the dealer said that there is no early oil change required for break-in oil (after they changed it).
I should have Honda credit me for an unnessesary oil change.
 

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I fell prey to this one as well. My Maintanence Minder called for an oil change at 3000 miles even though the oil life indicated 60%.
I thought this may have been a special call to get the break-in oil out however the dealer said that there is no early oil change required for break-in oil (after they changed it).
I should have Honda credit me for an unnessesary oil change.
That's no good! According to http://owners.honda.com/help/faqs#faq-2

"Your Honda engine was delivered with an oil that is specially formulated for new engines that have not yet developed their "natural" wear patterns and may contain minute particles from the manufacturing process.

American Honda strongly recommends this special oil be left in the engine long enough for these wear patterns to develop, usually until the first maintenance interval specified in your Owner's Manual, based on your specific driving conditions."

:surprise:
 
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