How to Reset Change Oil Light on the Jeep Patriot

When an oil change is due on the Jeep Patriot, the ‘Oil Change Required’ light notification will illuminate on the instrument panel. You can reset this light using these steps.

2007 – 2017 Models

    1. Turn the key to On. Do NOT start the car.
    2. Slowly press down the gas pedal 3x in 10 seconds.
    3. Turn the key off.
    4. Turn the key back to On and ensure the Oil Change light is off. If it is not off, repeat the process.


What does the Change Oil Light mean?

The change oil light on a Jeep Patriot is a warning indicator that reminds the driver to change the engine oil at regular intervals. The light is typically displayed on the instrument panel of the vehicle. It is triggered by the vehicle’s onboard computer system based on various factors like mileage, driving conditions, and the oil’s age and quality.

When will the Change Oil Light come on?

The oil change light on a Jeep Patriot is programmed to turn on after a certain amount of miles have been driven or after a certain number of months have elapsed since the last oil change. The light is programmed to illuminate every 3,500 miles to remind you to change your oil or every six months, whichever comes first.

Why can’t you ignore the Change Oil Light?

When the light comes on, it means that the vehicle is due for an oil change. Ignoring the light or postponing the oil change can lead to decreased engine performance and damage to the engine over time.

Did these steps work for you? Let me know in the comments section below.

11 thoughts on “How to Reset Change Oil Light on the Jeep Patriot”

  1. D*mn I’ve tried forever trying 3 pushes then 5 then 10. Finally I did it five times cut the key off, and FINALLY it went off. Try 5 times. Driving 2012 patriot.

  2. My oil light came on and I hadn’t even put 300 miles on after my oil change. I did this, pressing the gas pedal 5 times. And it worked for me.


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