Resetting the Oil Change Monitor - 2012 Jeep Wrangler Long-Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Wrangler Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Resetting the Oil Change Monitor

January 19, 2012


Dan changed the oil on our 2012 Jeep Wrangler last week. He explained just how simple the process was. High ground clearance. Centrally located oil filter cartridge. DIY oil changes on the Wrangler are pretty straightforward. Another element of the oil change he left out of the last blog was how easy it is to reset the onboard oil monitor...

Step 1: If you're not already familiar with the process, open up that owner's manual.

Step 2: Turn the ignition switch to the on/run position but do not start the engine.

Step 3: Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly 3 times within 10 seconds.

Step 4: Turn the ignition switch back to the off/lock position.

A friendly chime greets you once the procedure is completed. The monitor resets to the factory default interval. If for some reason the maintenance light remains lit, you did something wrong. Try again. But honestly, you will find it difficult to mess this up. Very simple. Very Jeep.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 7,713 miles

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