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Old 12-04-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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How do I reset the oil change due message on my s model?

I changed my oil a long time ago and now I'm getting the message and I thought it would just go away but it's been there a while.


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Old 12-04-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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I changed my oil a long time ago and now I'm getting the message and I thought it would just go away but it's been there a while.
The Owner's Manual is an excellent source of information including how to do this. If you don't have the manual, google 2012 Ford Focus Manual and you will find a Ford "servlet" site that has them on-line.
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Resetting the oil life monitoring system
1. Turn the ignition key to the on position. Do not start the engine.
For vehicles with push-button start, press and hold the START/STOP
button for two seconds without pressing the brake pedal. Do not attempt
to start the engine.
2. Press both the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time.
3. Keep both pedals fully pressed.
4. After three seconds, the Service: Oil reset in prog. message will be
displayed.
5. After 25 seconds, the Service: Oil reset complete message will be
displayed.
6. Release both the accelerator and brake pedals.
7. The Service: Oil reset complete message will no longer be displayed.
8. Rotate the key to the off position.
For vehicles with push-button start, press the START/STOP button to
turn the vehicle off completely.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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I didn't know that the S doesn't come with an owners manual.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:57 PM   #5
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I didn't know that the S doesn't come with an owners manual.
It does. I just figured a thread on here would be faster than going outside to my car.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:04 PM   #6
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I didn't know that the S doesn't come with an owners manual.
LOL Optional, huh
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The lube tech is suppose to reset it for you.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:14 PM   #8
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The lube tech is suppose to reset it for you.
I change my own oil.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:41 AM   #9
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Google would have been much faster.
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I changed my oil a long time ago and now I'm getting the message and I thought it would just go away but it's been there a while.
I'm curious, how many miles before the message came up? Is this your first oil change reminder?

I'm at 9k miles now and expect it to come up @ 10-12k.

Factory oil was drained at 1k, oil change at 4k. Next one at 10k.
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