The other reason I took it in is from 2k-4.5k rpms I would hear a grinding coming from the engine. Initially it was just when turning but eventually it began to happen even when going straight. for the last 300 miles or so I have also been occasionally getting a low oil pressure indicator. It's not continuously on and it doesn't always come on. When it would happen it would stay on for about 10-15 seconds and go away. I want to note that I would have taken it in right away if my MM didn't read 50%...
I follow the maintenance minder- you know, what Honda recommends? Not to mention I checked my oil just over 1k ago and I was sittin' pretty. And I have a question for you "genius", why is my car burning oil? Especially at the rate of 2 quarts for 1k miles? Tell me oh wise accda.
Do you HONESTLY think I would INTENTIONALLY let my car go 2 quarts down?
I don't think anyone would intentionally let the car go 2 quarts low and still drive the car.
That out of the way, it needs to be clearly pointed out that the MM is based on software algorithm calculating remaining oil life based on theoritical data, it does NOT actually physically montiors or analyze the oil itself for quality or quantity.
The oil warning light flickering or staying on for 10-15 seconds as you mentioned is a BIG warning sign the very first time it happens, otherwise Honda, or any other manufacturer wouldn't have bothered to put the warning light there in the first place, remember there is actually a hardware pressure switch monitoring the actual, real life, at the current moment oil pressure to warn the driver should something go wrong with the lubrication system, and this can be any number of things besides low oil level, such as oil pump starting to fail, blockage in the oil return path from collapsed oil filter element etc, as well the low oil level could have been caused by damaged oil pan or gasket or loose/lost oil filler cap, no MM can detect any of these conditions which can cause the oil pressure warning light to come on.
As the owner's manual surely has pointed out, stop driving immediately if warning lights come on and have a competent (Honda) shop inspect it if you expect the warranty to be honored.
I am not going to dispute or challange you that the oil level was fine and oil wasn't clumping just 2 weeks ago, only you know that for a fact, or the MM is only at 50%, however none of these aspects has any relavance if the oil pressure warning light came on, you truly should have stopped driving the vehicle immediatey in a safe manner as soon as the oil light came on the first time and checked the oil level at that point, or have the car towed to a Honda shop, or ANY qualified shop to have it inspected.
Not heeding the caution/warning/direction in the Owners' Manual about the warning light will not put you in a good position, especially if the engine has been damaged.
Good luck with your dealing with Honda, but in the future keep an eye on the oil pressure warning lights, for that matter all warning lights, and give them the respect they deserve, they are there for a very good reason, and that is to prevent the driver from damaging the car any further, but it won't help if you ignore these warning lights.....
Finally, let it be re-stated that MM is nothing more than a fancy predicator of oil life, that's it, do not only trust MM when there are, in this case, many other warning signs over many miles driven yet the owner/driver did not take appropriate action, that is far from pempering your car.........