Chevy Silverado: Reset Oil Life Remaining

The Chevy Silverado has a feature that displays an Oil Life Remaining percentage that helps you know when to change your oil. For example, if “REMAINING OIL LIFE 80%” is displayed, that means 80% of the current oil life remains.

Once the Remaining Oil Life hits a low percentage, a message that says “CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON” will be displayed.


2019-2021 Models

Models with Driver Information Console feature

  1. Turn the ignition to On to enable the electronics.
  2. Use the ◄► buttons to go to the “i / Information” menu. Press the thumb-wheel button to select.
  3. Rotate the thumb-wheel down to select “Oil Life“.
  4. Press and hold the thumb-wheel button until a message appears that prompts “Are you sure you want to reset?“. Use the thumb-wheel to check “Yes“, then press the thumb-wheel button in to complete the oil reset.

Models without Driver Information Console feature

  1. Rotate the stem on the instrument panel to display “Remaining Oil Life“.
  2. While “Remaining Oil Life” is displayed, press and hold the stem until a message appears that prompts “Are you sure you want to reset?
  3. Rotate the stem to highlight “Yes“, then push the stem in to select. The oil life will now be reset to 100%.

2014-2018 Models

Models with Driver Information Console feature

  1. With your vehicle in the On position without starting the engine. 
  2. Use the arrows pad on the steering wheel to highlight Info.
  3. Use  ▲▼ to display the “Oil Life“.
  4. While “Oil Life” is displayed on the screen, press ►. The option to “Reset” should appear on the display.
  5. Press the ✔ button, and you’re done. The Oil Life will reset to 100%.

Models without Driver Information Console feature

  1. Rotate the stem on the instrument panel to display “Oil Life“.
  2. While “Remaining Oil Life” is displayed, press and hold the stem until a message appears that prompts “Are you sure you want to reset?
  3. Rotate the stem to highlight “Yes“, then push the stem in to select. The oil life will now be reset to 100%.

Traditional Method For All Models

You can reset the Oil Life on your 1998 to 2021 Chevy Silverado using these steps.

  1. Turn the ignition to “On“. Do not start the engine.
  2. Press the accelerator pedal slowly all the way down 3 times within a 5 second interval.
  3. Turn the ignition off.

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


FAQ

How many miles does it take to go from 100% to 0% oil life.

According to Chevy, it differs. The computer measures all kinds of indicators such as engine revolution and miles traveled. Chevy recommends changing the oil every 3,000 miles.


I hope this tutorial has helped you understand how to perform an oil reset on the Chevy Silverado. Drop me a note in the comments section and let me know if it worked for you.

3 thoughts on “Chevy Silverado: Reset Oil Life Remaining”

  1. It did not work at all! I turned the key on, then turned the engine off 3 times while giving it full throttle. Definitely don’t try this while you’re in drive or reverse. It didn’t buck at all in park which was the last one I tried.

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