Chevy Equinox: How to Reset Oil Life

After your Chevy Equinox has received oil maintenance service, you might want to reset the Oil Life meter on the instrument panel. You can reset the motor oil life notification on the Chevy Equinox with these steps.

2018-2023 Models

  1. Turn the ignition to On to enable the electronics.
  2. Use the ◄► buttons to go to the “Vehicle” menu.
  3. Use the ▲▼ buttons to toggle the selection to “Oil Life.
  4. Press and hold ✔ on the steering wheel until the oil maintenance system resets to 100%.

2010-2017 Models

  1. Turn the key in the ignition to the “On/Run” position with the engine off.
  2. Press the “Menu” button for the Vehicle Information Menu.
  3. Press “Up.” The remaining oil life will be displayed.
  4. Press and hold the “SET/CLR” button until 100% is displayed.
  5. Turn the ignition off.

Manual Option for All Models

  1. Turn the key in the ignition to the “On/Run” position with the engine off.
  2. Fully press and release the accelerator pedal all the way down three times within a 5-second interval.

After performing these steps, the oil life should be successfully reset on the Chevy Equinox. If they didn’t work for you, you may want to try performing the steps again or take the vehicle to an authorized repair center to perform an oil reset.


The recommended oil change interval for a Chevy Equinox is every 7,500 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. However, this interval may vary depending on the model year, engine type, and driving conditions. It is always best to refer to the owner’s manual or consult with a certified mechanic to determine the appropriate oil change schedule for your specific Equinox. Additionally, it is important to regularly check the oil level and condition between oil changes to ensure that the engine is properly lubricated and functioning correctly.

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