CHANGE OIL SOON/OIL CHANGE REQUIRED. Displayed when the
engine oil life remaining is 5 percent or less. When oil life left is between
5% and 0%, the CHANGE OIL SOON message will be displayed. When oil
life left reaches 0%, the OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message will be
An oil change is required whenever indicated by the message center and
according to the recommended maintenance schedule. USE ONLY
RECOMMENDED ENGINE OILS.
To reset the oil monitoring system to 100% after each oil change
[approximately 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or 180 days] perform the
1. Press and release the SETUP
control to display "PRESS RESET
AT OIL CHANGE".
2. Press and release the RESET
control to display "HOLD RESET
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3. Press and hold the RESET
control for 2 seconds and release.
Oil life is set to 100% and "OIL LIFE
SET TO 100%" is displayed.
After you have done steps 1 through 3, you can reset the oil
monitoring system to your personalized oil life %:
4. Press RESET and SETUP
controls at the same time for 2
seconds, to activate a service mode
which will display "OIL LIFE XX%
RESET TO ALTER".
5. Press RESET to decrement oil life by 10% down to 30% and back to
6. With your personalized OIL LIFE XX% displayed, press SETUP to
continue the system check.