2011-2020 Ford Explorer Oil Life Reset

2011-2020 Ford Explorer Oil Life Reset

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For 2011, the Explorer adopted a car-based platform, resulting in a quiet, steady and absorbent ride, as well as a versatile and well-finished interior. The model also offers a usable third-row seat and generous cargo capacity. Handling is secure but not agile. The optional MyFord Touch control interface is distracting to use. We preferred Ford’s SYNC voice-controlled system for Bluetooth hands-free telephony and control over music players like iPods. With a paired phone, SYNC can also call 911 in case of an accident. Adaptive cruise control, collision warning, and blind-spot detection are optional.

The redesigned Explorer has newfound handling agility and a spacious, quiet cabin, but the driving experience is marred by a clunky transmission, noisy engine, and stiff-edged ride. The common base 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine is energetic but raspy sounding. The transmission has rough shifts, particularly at low speeds. In our tests, this combination returned a disappointing 21 mpg overall. A hybrid is also offered but is focused more on power and towing capabilities than stellar fuel economy. The infotainment system is very easy to use. The driving position is much improved but the third-row seat is less roomy now. A power liftgate is standard. The standard Ford Co-Pilot 360 suite of advanced safety systems includes forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and blind-spot warning.


OIL CHANGE INDICATOR RESET

Use the information display controls on the steering wheel to reset the oil change indicator.

TURN TO KEY ON: DO NOT START THE ENGINE.

From the main menu scroll to:

Ford edge information display

Ford Escape Dashboard information Display reset Button.

SETTINGS

  • Press the right arrow button, then from this menu scroll to the following message.

VEHICLE

  • Press the right arrow button, then from this menu scroll to the following message.

OIL LIFE

  • Press the right arrow button, then from this menu scroll to the following message.

HOLD OK TO RESET

  • Press and hold the OK button until the instrument cluster displays the following message.
  • Reset Successful When the oil change indicator resets the instrument cluster displays 100%. Remaining Life {00}% If the instrument cluster displays one of the following messages, (Not Reset
    Reset Cancelled) repeat the process.