Subaru Forester: How to Perform Oil Change Light Reset

Learn how to reset the oil change light on the Subaru Forester using this easy-to-follow guide. Performing these steps will clear the “Time to change engine oil” maintenance reminder notification that reminds you to change the oil.


Use the option that matches the buttons on your particular model.

Option 1

  1. Switch the Ignition ON. For push button models, press the ignition button twice. Do not press the brake pedal.
  2. Press and release the “Info” button located on the lower-left side of the steering wheel until you toggle the screen to say, “Push and hold [INFO] button for selection screen“.

    Subaru Forester Oil Reset Controls
    Controls used to reset the maintenance reminders. You can operate them by pulling upward.
  3. Press and hold the “Info” button. When the Maintenance screen appears, release the button.
  4. Use the 🔼 🔽 buttons to toggle the selection down to “Maintenance“. Press the “Set” button to go into that menu.
  5. Use the 🔼 🔽 buttons to toggle the selection down to “Engine Oil“. Press the “Set” button to go into that menu.
  6. Use the 🔼 button to toggle to “Notification Date” and/or “Notification Distance“. Press the “Set” button to enter into each item, then use the arrow buttons to a time and distance you would like to be notified that an oil change is due. Once you have everything the way you like, select the “Set” option.

There are separate options under “Maintenance” you may want to perform the same steps on:

  • Maintenance Schedule
  • Oil Filter
  • Tires

Option 2

  1. Switch the Ignition ON. For push button models, press the ignition button twice. Do not press the brake pedal.
  2. Using the controls located in the center console under the center display, flick the Enter button up or down to go through the options until you reach a screen that says, “Press and hold ENTER button to access setting screen“.
  3. Press the and hold the “Enter” button until the service screen appears.
  4. Arrow down to “Maintenance“. Press in the “Enter” button to go into that menu.
  5. Select “Engine Oil“.
  6. Arrow down to toggle to Notification Date and/or Notification Distance. Press the “Enter” button to enter into each item, then use the arrow buttons to a time and distance you would like to be notified that an oil change is due. Once you have everything the way you like, select the “Set” option on the screen.
  7. Perform the same steps on the “Maintenance Schedule“, “Oil Filter“, and “Tires” option if desired.

Hopefully this tutorial has helped you with getting your Subaru Forester oil change light reset. Let us know how it worked out for you by leaving a comment.

 

This tutorial is valid for 2013-2022 models of the Subaru Forester.

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