10-31-2019, 01:19 PM
Join Date: Apr 2016
CHANGE OIL SOON/OIL CHANGE REQUIRED. Displayed when the
engine oil life remaining is 5 percent or less. When oil life left is between
5% and 0%, the CHANGE OIL SOON message will be displayed. When oil
life left reaches 0%, the OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message will be
An oil change is required whenever indicated by the message center and
according to the recommended maintenance schedule. USE ONLY
RECOMMENDED ENGINE OILS.
To reset the oil monitoring system to 100% after each oil change
[approximately 8,000 km (5,000 miles) or 180 days] perform the
1. Select this function from the
SETUP control for current display
Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)
USA English (fus)
2. Press and release the RESET
control to display “HOLD RESET
3. Press and hold the RESET
control to display “OIL LIFE SET
TO 100%”. Your oil life is now reset.
To reset the oil monitoring system to your personalized oil life %:
1. From step 3 above.
2. Release the RESET control
momentarily, then press RESET and
SETUP controls at the same time to
activate a service mode which will
display “OIL LIFE XX% RESET TO
3. Press RESET until you find your personalized OIL LIFE XX%.
4. With your personalized OIL LIFE XX% displayed, press SETUP to
continue the system check.
Cycle the key OFF. Some people had to do it twice.
Contact your dealer as soon as possible if these messages occur on a
Please post your vehicle year/model/engine/(n)WD in help topics.
'98 Explorer XLT 4L SOHC 4WD
'14 Explorer XLT 3.5L NA AWD