I just took my CRV for it's second oil change last night and for whatever reason the oil life indicator is still at the same % as it was before I took it in. I called the dealer and they said that the mechanic must have forgotten to reset it when they did the oil change. Does this seem like a reasonable explaination? I figure they couldn't have forgotten to do the oil change and this seems logical enough, but assumed that the system relied on sensors and was not the type of thing that needed to be reset.
Additionally, is it naive to get my oil changed every 5,000 miles? I've been reading posts on here and it sounds like most people do use the oil life as a guage. My oil life was still 60% when I brought it in but I have been raised to bring the car in ever 5,000 miles. I'm a bit on the protective side since I would like to drive this car for a long time.