Chevy Malibu: How to Reset Oil Life

Once the Remaining Oil Life hits a low percentage on the Chevy Malibu, a message that says “CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON” will be displayed. After changing the oil, you’ll want to learn how to reset the Engine Oil Life. Do it with this tutorial.


Option 1

  1. Turn the ignition to the first position. Do not start the engine. For push-button models, press the “Engine Start/Stop” button once without holding the brake.
  2. Press the accelerator pedal slowly all the way down 3 times within a 5 second interval.
  3. Turn the ignition to the “Off” position. For push-button models, press the “Engine Start/Stop” button once without holding the brake.

The next time you start your Malibu, the Oil Life will be reset.


Option 2

  1. Bring up the Driver Information Console by pressing the “Menu” button on the turn signal lever.
  2. Use the buttons on the steering wheel to scroll to “Remaining Oil Life“.
  3. Press and hold the “” button.

The oil life on your Chevy Malibu will reset to 100%.

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