HOW TO RESET: Subaru XV Crosstrek Oil Service Reminder

Subaru XV Crosstrek Oil Service Maintenance Reminder Indicator Light Reset

Steps by step tutorial on how to reset the oil service maintenance reminder indicator light on Subaru Crosstrek XV, GT, GP ) from the year 2012-2013-2014-2015-2016-2017-2018-2019-2020.


2012-2020 XV Crosstrek Engine Oil Life Reset


  • Close all doors, Gear to Park position.


  • Turn the ignition to ON (RUN) position, don’t start the engine.


  • Press and hold INFO button to display SETTING – then scroll to MAINTENANCE then press SET.2018-2020 Subaru Crosstrek Oil Reset -settings -maintenance
  • For some model of Subaru Crosstrek XV. Press and hold the SET button to display SETTINGS. (2012-2017 MODEL)


  • Then select ENGINE OIL then press the SET button.2018-2020 Subaru SV Crosstrek Oil Reset -engine oil


  • Then scroll to UPDATE then press the SET button.2018-2020 Subaru Crosstrek Oil Reset -select update
  • For some model of Subaru XV Crosstrek, you need to set the KM manually (ex: 10000km) then scroll to SET then press the SET button.(2012-2017-MODEL)2012-2017 Subaru XV Crosstrek Oil Reset


  • The ENGINE OIL will be reset to 15000km.


  • Turn OFF the ignition. Then start the engine to verify the OIL SERVICE REMINDER has been reset.


About Subaru XV Crosstrek

The Subaru Crosstrek (known as the Subaru XV internationally) is a subcompact crossover built by Subaru as a successor to the Subaru Outback Sport in the United States and Canada, and the Subaru Impreza XV internationally. Like the Outback Sport, the Crosstrek is a lifted Subaru Impreza hatchback with minor differences, though with a more substantial lift than the Outback Sport.

Subaru showcased the Subaru XV concept vehicle in 2011. Based on a raised suspension version of the Subaru Impreza 5-door hatchback, the XV concept offered aluminum alloy wheels with silver spokes, black wheels and clear blue center caps; yellow-green body colour, silvery white leather interior upholstery at seats, mesh in selected interior areas with yellow/green piping, multifunction display with navigation, car audio, and vehicle information in the center panel; EyeSight driving assist with LCD monitor between the two combination meters and stereo cameras, 2.0-liter four cylinder horizontally-opposed DOHC engine, Lineartronic CVT, and 245/45 ZR19 tires. The concept vehicle was unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2011.

Many North American journalists and owners believe the Crosstrek is underpowered,like most cars in its class, and advocate for a turbocharged model, akin to the Subaru Impreza Gravel Express. This has partially been resolved with the MY2021 facelift since the Sport and Limited trims now include a more powerful engine that brings its power closer to other compact crossover SUVs in the North American market and the competing Mazda CX-30.

MY2013–2015 XV Crosstreks with the CVT have had their transmission warranties extended to 10 years 100,000 miles with Subaru saying there were no complaints or conditions behind this. All MY2013 Crosstreks were recalled for oil consumption after a class action lawsuit, with MY2014 and MY2015 models only being recalled with the manual transmission. All first generation Crosstreks were recalled for faulty brake light switches which Subaru stated was discovered themselves, with 33 reports on all affected models (including 2008–2016 Subaru Imprezas and 2014–2016 Subaru Foresters) in the US. 83,499 2018 Crosstreks and 37 2019 Crosstrek plug-In hybrids, along with 2017–2018 Subaru Imprezas and 2019 Subaru Forester and Ascent models were recalled for a faulty PCV valve that could break apart and cause oil consumption or possibly a stall.

Sales in the United States have been much stronger than its predecessor, the Outback Sport, with 2019 being the first year with a sales drop, which could be attributed to a car sales slump in the US. (source:wiki)