HOW TO RESET: Dodge Nitro Oil Change Message

How to Reset the Oil Change Service Light on Dodge Nitro
How to Reset the Oil Change Service Light on Dodge Nitro

Dodge Nitro Oil Change Message Reset

5 Easy steps on how to reset the Oil change message on Dodge Nitro (Detonator, Heat, SE, Shock, SLT/RT, SXT) from year 2007-2008-2009-2010-2011-2012.


  • Shift the gearbox to Park Position. 


  • Close all doors.


  • Push the start button to RUN Position (Ignition On) Don’t start the engine.


  • Fully depress the GAS PEDAL slowly three times within 10 seconds Make sure to depress the pedal all the way down.


  • Turn the ignition off and start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset. Repeat this procedure, if the message still illuminates when you start the engine.

Warning:  You need to reset the Oil Life after the Oil Change


About Dodge Nitro

The Dodge Nitro is a compact SUV that was produced by Dodge from the 2007 to the 2012 model year to compete with the likes of the Ford Escape and Hyundai Tucson. The Nitro shared its platform with the second generation Jeep Liberty. It was assembled at the Toledo North Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio.[6] The Jeep facility is part of an automobile complex which includes the Toledo South Assembly Plant, home to Jeep since the 1940s.

The Nitro made its debut in February 2005 at the Chicago Auto Show, as a concept car featuring an aluminum themed interior design. Aluminum-trimmed vents behind the front fenders, and other aluminum trim around the door handles and rear hatch, were routinely displayed as the center stack and shifter also included a finish in satin silver.

The Nitro became Dodge’s first compact SUV model since the Raider was discontinued in 1990. It also became the first modern Dodge branded automobile to be sold in Europe since its introduction in early 2007. In the U.S., the Nitro went into production in August 2006 and went on sale in September of the same year as a 2007 model. All Nitros were available with rear-wheel drive, and part-time four-wheel drive was available as an option. The Nitro was Dodge’s SUV until the 2009 model year, when the larger, car-based Dodge Journey crossover SUV priced below it, arrived in showrooms. Compared to its shared platform with the Jeep Liberty, the Nitro is longer, lower, and wider. The extra length is split between the rear seat and the cargo area.

The Nitro originally came equipped with an SUV class-leading 5,000-pound (2,300 kg) towing capacity. Safety features such as electronic roll mitigation, traction control, and side curtain airbags, as well as a functional sliding cargo floor called Load ‘N Go were also offered as standard equipment. Similar to a system offered on the Saab 9-5 station wagon, the floor can be extended through the rear hatch by 18 in (457 mm) to ease loading. Another attribute of the SUV, is its aggressive hot rod styling; complete with a bulged muscular appearance and pronounced fenders. (source:wiki)


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