light stays on as long as the engine is on
maintenance required light on steady on 2002 Honda CR-V
It's a reminder that the vehicle needs maintenance. Once it reaches a predetermined mileage (after it's reset) then it starts to flash and after that it stays on all the time. Honda outlines what is needed depending upon what the mileage on the vehicle is. Once the maintenance is done the technician will have to reset the light and it will start it's countdown all over again.