Honda Pilot Oil Capacity and Oil Change Info: All model years

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Oil is major contributor to your engine’s performance and longevity. Always use a premium-grade detergent oil displaying the API certification seal. This seal indicates the oil is energy conserving, and that it meets the American Petroleum Institute’s latest requirements. It is highly recommended that you use Honda motor oil in your vehicle for as long as you own it.

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The information display in the instrument panel shows you the engine oil life and maintenance service items when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position. This information helps to keep you aware of the periodic maintenance your vehicle needs for continued troublefree driving.

Based on the engine operating conditions and accumulated engine revolutions, the onboard computer in your vehicle calculates the remaining engine oil life and displays it as a percentage.

Oil capacity with filterOil type (viscosity)
4.5 US qt (4.3 L)5W-20

You may use a synthetic motor oil if it meets the same requirements given for a conventional motor oil: it displays the API certification seal, and it is the proper weight. You must follow the oil and filter change intervals shown on the information display.

Engine oil additives:

Your vehicle does not require any oil additives. Additives may adversely affect the engine or transmission performance and durability.

Drain bolt torque specs:

  • 29 lbf·ft (39 N·m , 4.0 kgf·m)

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If the engine oil life is less than 15%, you will see the Maintenance Minder messages appear on the information display or the multi-information display * every time you turn the ignition switch to ON (w. The messages notify you when to change the engine oil, or when to bring your vehicle to a dealer for indicated maintenance services.

Oil capacity with filterOil type (viscosity)
4.5 US qt (4.3 L)0W-20

Use a Genuine Honda Motor Oil or another commercial engine oil of suitable viscosity for the ambient temperature as shown.

Drain bolt tightening torque:

  • 29 lbf∙ft (39 N∙m, 4.0 kgf∙m)

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Maintenance items, which should be serviced at the same time that you replace the engine oil, appear on the MID. You can view them on the engine oil life screen at any time.

Oil capacity including oil filterOil grade (viscosity)
5.7 US qt (5.4 L)0W-20

Drain bolt tightening torque:

  • 29 lbf∙ft (39 N∙m, 4.0 kgf∙m)
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Maintenance and Fuel Economy

You can optimize your fuel economy with proper maintenance of your vehicle. Always maintain your vehicle in accordance with the messages displayed on the information display/multi-information display:

Use the recommended viscosity engine oil, displaying the API Certification Seal.

  • Maintain the specified tire pressure.
  • Do not load the vehicle with excess cargo.
  • Keep your vehicle clean. A buildup of snow or mud on your vehicle’s underside adds weight and increases wind resistance.

You will need a special wrench to replace the oil filter. You can buy this wrench from a dealer. When installing the new oil filter, follow the instructions supplied with the oil filter. Reinstall the engine oil fill cap. Start the engine. The low oil pressure indicator should go off within five seconds. If it does not, turn off the engine, and check your work.

Failure to reset the engine oil life after a maintenance service results in the system showing incorrect maintenance intervals, which can lead to serious mechanical problems.

The dealer will reset the engine oil life display after completing the required maintenance service. If someone other than a dealer performs maintenance service, reset the engine oil life display yourself.

If any oil spills, wipe it up immediately. Spilled oil may damage the engine compartment components.

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