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Background: Civic Coupe LX-P purchased on 9/5/16. Vehicle was brought to the Honda Service Center on 9/21/16 for a 4-Wheel Alignment since it veered left with the Steering Wheel centered. Vehicle was brought back to the Honda Service Center on 9/26/16 for another 4-Wheel Alignment since it veered right this time with the Steering Wheel centered. The Front Driver and Passenger tires were cross-switched as suggested by the Service Technician.

Issue: After receiving the vehicle back from service on 9/26/16, Maintenance Minder 'A' was shown above "Oil Life: 90%". Took the vehicle back to the Honda Service Center on 9/27/16, a Service Technician looked at the issue for a couple of minutes, and then was advised by the Service Advisor that this behavior is "normal". The Service Manager called me this morning and said that "maybe the new Civics have an updated Maintenance Minder version" after explaining that you can see the upcoming Main/Sub Codes by pressing and holding the Trip Knob for at least 10 seconds. The Service Manager then said that other 2016 Civics will be taken a look at for the same issue and to expect a callback soon.

I'm confused as to why Maintenance Minder Main Code 'A' would show after owning the vehicle for 3 weeks. To me, observing this code around 30% or 20% Oil Life would make a lot more sense since the vehicle would be nearing service soon.

I would greatly appreciate some clarity because the Honda Service Center has provided a semi-answer. And, I feel that calling Honda Customer Service would result in me being referred right back to my dealership.
 

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On a Touring sedan, you can cycle the DII info until it shows the next maintenance interval, regardless of how far away it is. From the manual, it appears to me that an LX sedan can have the information display cycled until it shows the next maintenance minder interval by pressing the trip odo knob. Perhaps they were cycling through the display to check or get odometer mileage? It's on p 104 of the sedan OM. I don't have the coupe OM downloaded. But it's probably about the same page.

Put another way, I'm thinking somebody left it showing the MM state, just like they could have left it showing Trip A, Trip B, or odometer. It wasn't showing you this because MM wanted to be seen but because someone acted like they wanted to see it.
 
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