HOW TO RESET: Ford Five Hundred Oil Maintenance Light

Ford Five Hundred Oil Change Service Maintenance Reminder Light

A simple tutorial on how to reset the oil service maintenance reminder indicator message light on Ford Five Hundred car model from the year 2005, 2006, 2007.


  • Close all doors, gear to the park position.


  • Turn the ignition On. Don’t start the engine.


  • Press the SETUP button until the SYS CHCK  is displayed, then press the RESET button.Ford Five Hundred Oil life -Change oil reminder reset - press the SETUP to display SYSTEM CHECK


  • After pressing the RESET button, the OIL LIFE will be displayed. If not displayed, press the SETUP button to navigate the OIL LIFE.Ford Five Hundred Oil life -Change oil reminder reset -oil life is displayed


  • While the OIL LIFE  is displayed, press and hold the RESET button until the OIL LIFE % RESET IF NEW appears. Then release the RESET button and press and hold again the RESET button until the OIL LIFE is reset to 100%.Ford Five Hundred Oil life -Change oil reminder reset - press and hold the reset button until the oil life reset to 100%


  • Turn off the ignition. The oil reset is complete.

About Ford Five Hundred

The Ford Five Hundred is a full-size automobile that was manufactured and marketed by Ford from 2005 to 2007. Deriving its nameplate from the ”500″ suffix used by Ford on the Custom 500, Fairlane 500 and Galaxie 500 model ranges from the 1950s to 1970s, the Five Hundred was the larger of two model lines intended to replace the Ford Taurus (the Ford Fusion being the smaller vehicle). Within the Ford model line, the Five Hundred was slotted between the Fusion and Crown Victoria.

Marking the debut of the Ford D3 platform, the Five Hundred marked several firsts for full-size Ford vehicles, introducing front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive (as an option), unibody construction, and the first generation sold without a V8 engine (since the Ford Model A). Along with the first completely new full-size chassis since 1979, the 2005 Five Hundred introduced two distinct full-size model lines to Ford (for the first time since the 1978 discontinuation of the Custom 500).

The Five Hundred was produced exclusively as a four-door sedan, with the role of the Ford Taurus station wagon adopted by the Ford Freestyle (marketed as a CUV by Ford). The Five Hundred was marketed by Lincoln-Mercury under the revived Mercury Montego nameplate, slotted between the Mercury Milan and Mercury Grand Marquis. For the 2008 model year, for a mid-cycle revision, the Five Hundred was re-christened as the Ford Taurus; the Freestyle became the Taurus X, with the Mercury Montego renamed the Mercury Sable. Outside of North America and South Korea, the Five Hundred name remained in use through 2009.

The Five Hundred was assembled by Ford at its Chicago Assembly facility (Chicago, Illinois) alongside the Freestyle and Montego. Excluding export sales, 241,402 Ford Five Hundreds were produced. (source:wiki)