Kia Forte: How to Reset The Oil Change Due Light

After each oil change and new filter, the maintenance oil light indicator should be reset for effective performance. This indicator is included to alert you if there is a problem with the vehicle’s oil, whereof, if not addressed, can lead to other unexpected costly engine issues. However, if the light does NOT disappear automatically, simply implement the following actions, step by step.


Option 1

  1. Insert key into ignition without starting the engine.
  2. Use the menu button located on the right side of the steering wheel to scroll down to SERVICE REMINDER, seen within your dash digital screen.
  3. Hold down the OK button until the mileage resets.

The service light should be cleared.


Option 2

  1. Insert key into ignition without starting the engine.
  2. Use the menu button located on the right side of the steering wheel to scroll down to MILEAGE.
  3. Input desired miles for your next oil change.

Option 3

  1. Insert key into ignition without starting the engine.
  2. Use the menu button located on the right side of the steering wheel to scroll down to RESET, Press OK.
  3. You will see “Reset to factory default”. Press YES then OK.

The screen will read “Settings Reset” to signify a successful reset.

NOTE: If you are unable to reset the oil change due light on the Kia Forte on the first try, repeat the steps. If you are still unsuccessful, contact the dealership for assistance or consult your vehicle user’s manual. 

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