2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark Oil Change Reminder Reset

2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark Oil Change Reminder Reset

Spark 2013-2015 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.THUMBWHEEL
  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.


Quick Information

Chevrolet’s tiny Spark is a four-seat city car, which is equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system as standard equipment. Its dinky 84-hp, 1.2-liter four-cylinder and jerky continuously variable automatic transmission combined to provide slow acceleration and its 32 mpg overall is not impressive for this class. A four-speed automatic available in 2012 was no better, though the standard manual transmission helps. The cabin is cramped and relentlessly noisy, the ride is stiff and jittery. On the other hand, the Spark is maneuverable, easy to park, and boasts a rear seat fit for two adults. The Spark’s three trim lines have the same powertrains, but different equipment levels, with little need to add more options. The best choice is the 1LT, since it brings vitals such as basic power accessories and cruise control. The stick shift is a better choice than the automatic. Overall, though, we suggest you get a different car instead — unless you are considering the Spark EV. The electric version is surprisingly fun, giving the Spark plenty of smooth and quiet power, but it was only offered in a handful of states.