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Decreased mileage I read about a "control arm" problem that may cause this. What the heck is a control arm and what does it do? Would any good mechanic be able to replace it or should I use only a Honda dealer? What can I expect a replacement to cost? Also, I got an oil change based on mileage instead of the oil usage indicator. As a result, to reconcile, I need to wait until indicator says -35% to change it again (tech did not know to reset indicator). the manual says it will go into negatives, but mine now seems to be stuck at 15%. My outside temperature gauge was screwy one day, too. Does this sound like some sort of electrical problem? This wouldn't be related to the mileage issue, would it? Something tells me I need to have a "diagnostic" done, which makes me feel very, very vulnerable. Anyone have a mechanic in Phoenix area that they trust?

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1.Hi First thing you check with honda dealer as the control arms will be replaced at free of cost under the recall.

2. The second one is pretty simple as you turn on the key to the second position, press select button button untill you see where you find the OIL life screen. Press hold for 10 seconds untill you see the service A sybol on dash board. Release for a second and press hold for 10 more seconds to reset once you changed the oil, so it shows 100% of oil life.

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