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Ford Escape Oil Change Reminder

snowxplorersnowxplorer Posts: 3
edited April 2014 in Ford
I put in semi-synthetic oil in my 2008 Escape last week, and now the dash board is displaying "5% oil life, change soon".

What did I do wrong and do I need to get another oil change already?


  • I dont own a new generation Escape like you, but do you think that you have to manually reset the oil life reminder on the dash?
  • bdymentbdyment Posts: 574
    You do have to re-set the display manually.
  • I thought so. Resetting on my previous vehicles (Hondas) has been as easy as holding down the odometer reset button then turning the ignition to ON (but do not start the car and keep holding the button) and in a few seconds it would reset. Maybe 08 Escapes are the same, doesn't hurt to try, unless of course someone knows the exact method.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,144
    i am sure the reset procedure is in the owner's manual.

    are we related? :)
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • It's a simple procedure. Once you bring up on the Display the "life of the oil." Press the "reset" button on the lower dash next to the "info" button and you will see 100% "life of the oil."

    Been there...done that!
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