Chevy Tahoe: How to Reset Oil Light

The Chevy Tahoe 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.

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

Option 1 – All Models

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the On position without starting the engine. 
  2. Gently press the accelerator pedal all the way down to the floor three times within five seconds.
  3. The Oil Life should reset to 100%, and the “Change Engine Oil Soon” notification should be cleared.

Option 2 – Models Without Driver Info Center

  1. Turn the ignition to the On position to turn the electronic system on. Do not start the engine.
  2. Turn/rotate the trip odometer stem/knob on the instrument panel until “Remaining Oil Life” is displayed.
  3. Press and hold the knob or thumbwheel until a prompt appears. Select “Yes” and the “Oil Life” resets to 100 percent.

The “Change Engine Oil Soon” message should now be reset.

Option 3 – Models With Driver Info Center

  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. Scroll down and display the “Oil Life“.
  4. Press and hold the Thumbwheel button or .
  5. You will be asked, “Are you sure you want to reset?” Highlight “Yes“, then press the Thumbwheel or √ to select.
  6. Switch the ignition Off then back On to verify the reset.

Hopefully, this guide has helped you reset the oil life on your Chevy Tahoe successfully. Let me know if it worked for you by dropping me a comment below.

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