2004-2015 Chevrolet Malibu Oil Change Reminder Reset

2004-2015 Chevrolet Malibu Oil Change Reminder Reset

 

2004-2007 Malibu Oil Reset

GM Oil Life System calculates when to change your engine oil and filter based on vehicle use. Anytime your oil is changed, reset the system so it can calculate when the next oil change is required. If a situation occurs where you change your oil prior to a Change Oil Soon message being turned on, reset the system. After changing the engine oil, reset the system.

  1. Display OIL LIFE RESET on the DIC.
  2. Press and hold ENTER button for at least one second. An ACKNOWLEDGED display message will appear for 3 seconds or until the next button is pressed. This will tell you the system has been reset.
  3. Turn key to OFF.
  4. If Change Oil Soon message comes back on when you start your vehicle, engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat the procedure.

2008-2012 Malibu Oil Reset

When the system has calculated that oil life has been diminished, it will indicate that an oil change is necessary. A CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message will come on. Change the engine oil as soon as possible within the next 600 miles (1 000 km). It is possible that, if driving under the best conditions, the oil life system may not indicate that an oil change is necessary for over a year. However, the engine oil and filter must be changed at least once a year and at this time the system must be reset. Reset Procedure

  1. Turn the ignition key to RUN with the engine OFF.
  2. Press the INFO and RESET buttons on the Driver Information Center (DIC) at the same time to enter the personalization menu.
  3. Press the INFO button to scroll through the available personalization menu modes until the DIC display shows OIL-LIFE RESET.
  4. Press the INFO and RESET buttons at the same time for one second and release.
  5. Press and hold the reset button until the DIC display shows ACKNOWLEDGED. This will tell you the system has been reset.
  6. Turn the key to LOCK/OFF.

Alternate Method

  1. Turn the ignition key to RUN with the engine off.
  2. Fully press the release the accelerator pedal 3 times within 5 seconds. Several beeps sound. This confirms the oil life system has been reset.
  3. If the CHANGE/OIL message comes back on when you start the engine, the engine oil life system has not been reset. Repeat the procedure.

2013-2015 Malibu Oil Reset

When the system has calculated that oil life has been diminished, it will indicate that an oil change is necessary. A CHANGE ENGINE OIL message or light will come on. Change the engine oil as soon as possible within the next 600 miles (1 000 km). It is possible that, if driving under the best conditions, the oil life system may not indicate that an oil change is necessary for over a year. However, the engine oil and filter must be changed at east once a year and at this time the system must be reset.

Vehicles with Driver Information Center (DIC)

  1. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN with the engine off.
  2. Press the DIC MENU button on the turn signal lever to enter the Vehicle Information Menu. Use the thumbwheel to scroll through the menu items until you reach REMAINING OIL LIFE.2004-2015 Chevrolet Malibu Oil Change Reminder Reset 1
  3. Press the SET/CLR button to reset the oil life at 100%.
  4. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF.The system is reset when the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message is off and the REMAINING OIL LIFE 100% message is displayed.

If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message comes back on when the vehicle is started, the engine oil life system has not been reset. Repeat the procedure.

Vehicles without DIC (Some Models)

  1. With the engine OFF, turn the ignition key to RUN.
  2. Fully press and release the accelerator pedal slowly three times within five seconds.
  3. Turn the key to OFF, than start the vehicle.