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Change oil or wait for "change oil" message

It is my understanding that my 2011 Overland has a fairly sophisticated oil change reminder system. Here's the deal. I bought mg GC with about 13,500 miles on the ticker. The dealer put a sticker on the windshield recommending an oil change at 18,500 mile (which I'm at now).

The oil change reminder has not popped up yet in the display. If I change the oil now it will forever be out of sync. Should I wait??

If not, is there a way reset the oil change reminder system mid-cycle?
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It is my understanding that my 2011 Overland has a fairly sophisticated oil change reminder system. Here's the deal. I bought mg GC with about 13,500 miles on the ticker. The dealer put a sticker on the windshield recommending an oil change at 18,500 mile (which I'm at now).

The oil change reminder has not popped up yet in the display. If I change the oil now it will forever be out of sync. Should I wait??

If not, is there a way reset the oil change reminder system mid-cycle?
You can change oil whenever you want, you would just need to reset the oil monitor when you do it. There is a certain pattern to reset it but I don't remember it offhand. You could do a search for reset oil and find the answer.
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Re: Change oil or wait for "change oil" message

I would say that the dealer changed the oil but did not reset the minder. Probably because it wasn't on. It's standard to change the oil on a trade before it goes on the lot. The sticker they put there sounds like the standard 5k mile change.
You can reset the minder at any time. Or so I am told, but I have yet to see proof on mine yet (haven't turned many miles since doing it).
To reset, turn the ignition "ON" but do not start the engine (KOEO key on engine off). Within 10 seconds depress the accelerator to the floor 3 times. Don't do it too fast, as it may not take. Then turn the ignition off

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I would say that the dealer changed the oil but did not reset the minder. Probably because it wasn't on. It's standard to change the oil on a trade before it goes on the lot. The sticker they put there sounds like the standard 5k mile change.
You can reset the minder at any time. Or so I am told, but I have yet to see proof on mine yet (haven't turned many miles since doing it).
To reset, turn the ignition "ON" but do not start the engine (KOEO key on engine off). Within 10 seconds depress the accelerator to the floor 3 times. Don't do it too fast, as it may not take. Then turn the ignition off
That is the reset on some Chevy vehicles as well..
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Got my oil changed and the dealer forgot to reset the oil change due light. How do I reset that on a 2014? Thanks
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Re: Change oil or wait for "change oil" message

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It is my understanding that my 2011 Overland has a fairly sophisticated oil change reminder system. Here's the deal. I bought mg GC with about 13,500 miles on the ticker. The dealer put a sticker on the windshield recommending an oil change at 18,500 mile (which I'm at now). The oil change reminder has not popped up yet in the display. If I change the oil now it will forever be out of sync. Should I wait?? If not, is there a way reset the oil change reminder system mid-cycle?

Same spot that I'm in...I had my first oil change done by the dealer, around 6,000 miles I'll say and they put the little sticker on the windshield saying next oil change at like 9,258.......I'm at 10,357, no oil indicator on yet and from what the dip stick shows the oil is good, I'm just waiting for the light to come on!
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Re: Change oil or wait for "change oil" message

A bit confusing... Do I wait for the light to go on to "do" the first oil change; do I then disregard the dealer's sticker and wait for the light the next time? I know these are much the same ?'s as posted above in this thread, but still no answers....
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Re: Change oil or wait for "change oil" message

This argument has been going on since oil change stickers, OLM's, etc., have been around. Everyone has an opinion, and your opinion may differ. The best advice I could give you is to do what makes you feel the most comfortable. If you worry about oil degrading, go with the shortest interval, if not, stretch it out. In the old days (45 years ago) we would sniff the oil on the dipstick, and if it started to smell burnt, we changed it. I've never had a problem with an engine caused by degraded oil, but that's just me.
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Re: Change oil or wait for "change oil" message

I always wait for the indicator to come on, I have done this on my last three Jeeps. Manual also states up to 8000 miles between changes. Dealers always use 3000 mile interval more money in their pocket. It is not nessecary to do it every 3000 miles. The Jeep will tell when it needs it.
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I always wait for the indicator to come on, I have done this on my last three Jeeps. Manual also states up to 8000 miles between changes. Dealers always use 3000 mile interval more money in their pocket. It is not nessecary to do it every 3000 miles. The Jeep will tell when it needs it.
Same policy I follow. The dealer put the sticker on my windshield saying to bring it back after 3000 miles, but I threw that away and when I did check at 3000 miles later, I still had over 70% life left to the oil.
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This argument has been going on since oil change stickers, OLM's, etc., have been around. Everyone has an opinion, and your opinion may differ. The best advice I could give you is to do what makes you feel the most comfortable. If you worry about oil degrading, go with the shortest interval, if not, stretch it out. In the old days (45 years ago) we would sniff the oil on the dipstick, and if it started to smell burnt, we changed it. I've never had a problem with an engine caused by degraded oil, but that's just me.
There you go.

I had my oil changed once because the Jeep was in for something else and it was free. I now have two more free oil changes that expire March 2014 and a couple more for the following year. If I used them all it would be five oil changes in two years. For me, that's three more than necessary.

If I bring the Jeep in for the recalls I'll let them change the oil. If the free changes weren't linked to my vin I would give them away.



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