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Old 03-27-2010, 09:55 AM
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Post Oil Change Indicator System '09 And Newer

Oil Change Indicator System

The oil change indicator system reminds you that it is time to take the vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
On the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) equipped vehicles “Oil Change Required” is displayed in the EVIC and a single chime sounds indicating that an oil change is necessary.
On non EVIC equipped vehicles “Change Oil” flashes in the instrument cluster odometer and a single chime sounds indicating that an oil change is necessary.
Based on engine operating conditions the oil change indicator message illuminates. This means that service is required for the vehicle. Have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible, within the next 805 km (500 miles).


NOTE:

  • The oil change indicator message will not monitor the time since the last oil change. Change the vehicle oil if it has been six months since the last oil change even if the oil change indicator message is not illuminated.
  • Change the engine oil more often if you drive the vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
  • Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 km (6,000 miles) or six months, whichever comes first.


Oil Change Indicator- Reset

The vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message flashes in the EVIC display for approximately ten seconds after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate depending upon your personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message continues to display each time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and release the Menu button. To reset the oil change indicator system (after performing the scheduled maintenance) perform the following procedure:

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position. Do not start the engine.
  2. Fully press the accelerator pedal slowly three times within ten seconds.
  3. Turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
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thank you for the info !!!!
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Thanks for posting this.
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thanks for the info
when does the warning come on? Is it calculated by mileage or engine run time?
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Both. It's duty cycle based.
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Both. It's duty cycle based.
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Nice post, WTG for putting this information in one place. Maybe this should be a sticky somewhere since I have seen this questioned in numerous postings !
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I just took a cross country trip, San Diego to Connecticut, the service engine light came on when it is suppose to, just before turning the normal 3,000 miles, i drove it for a week longer, maybe 400 miles & then got it serviced. I was surprised to see the oil change due & something like schedule an appt. with the dealer message come on after only 1800 miles, i continued my return home & had it serviced at 3600 miles last wenesday . i don't understand why it came on early, but, i keep track of my mileage & then there is the sticker on the windshield & the due date, I almost always drive 3,000 miles a month & most times way over that., so the due date on the sticker is never reached
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I always change the oil in my new vehicles between 500-700 miles. With a fresh engine, trying to clean out the engine of cam lube, engine break-in, etc. On my 07 Nitro R/T, I did this and the bottom of the oil pan looked like black metal flake paint. Never seen so much metal in the bottom of a pan. At 2500 on my Ram now and changed it at 600 miles, so I still have a ways to go, even though the EVIC message is now displaying. I didn't notice any metal in this oil change. Thanks for the reset info!
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