2006-2010 Ford Explorer Oil Change Required Light Reset

2006-2010 Ford Explorer Oil Change Required Light Reset – Ford Explorer is an SUV that was produced by the American manufacturer, Ford since 1990. Up to 2010 (Fourth Generation), This car uses a body-on-frame, while for the 2011 model (fifth generation), Ford Explorer moved to a more modern unibody full size. Ford increasingly established its name as the developer of the latest automotive technology, from the development of hybrid cars to the infotainment system security driver. In a conference titled “Go Further Trend”, the ranks of researchers from Ford showcased a number of new material made from plants. Most are taken from everyday food products and the rest of the exotic materials. Both types will be used as a Ford car interior materials in the future.

Ford has long developed a similar technology, even they have taken 10 years to create pads made from soy. The results of these studies also led to the seats and headrests are embedded in a Ford Explorer. Door trim from the grain embedded in the model Ford Flex, while a tropical plant called kenaf substitute for petroleum-based resin in the door of the Ford Escape. The development was continued with coconut pulp processing into bioplastic material in some parts of the vehicle. It seems Ford wants to emphasize that the use of hybrid technology alone is not enough for the earth green. The technology must also be supported by the interior materials that are environmentally friendly.

2006-2010 Ford Explorer Oil Change Required Light Reset

2006-2010 Ford Explorer Oil Change Required Light Reset

Time needed: 7 minutes.

If the engine oil life is less than 5%, the Oil Change Required Light will appear on the display. The engine oil life interval must be reset after performed the maintenance service on your vehicle. Follow the instructions below to reset the Engine Oil Change minder light on your Ford Explorer:

  1. Turn the ignition to the “ON” position

    Do not start the engine!

  2. Press the SELECT/ RESET button repeatedly until you see “HOLD RESET FOR SETUP MENU” on the display

    The button is located on the instrument cluster
    ford oil life reset button

  3. Press and hold the SELECT/RESET button 

    Press and hold the button to reach the setup menu

  4. Scroll to OIL LIFE menu

    Press SELECT/RESET button repeatedly to cycle the menu

  5. Once you’re on Oil Life screen, press and hold the SELECT/RESET button until “OIL LIFE SET TO 100%” displays

    Release the button when OIL LIFE SET TO 100% appears on the display

  6. You can set the oil life start value by press the SELECT/RESET button briefly

    Each press the button reduces the value by 10%

  7. Turn the ignition off and start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset


For more details, please watch the following video:

This tutorial we got from Ford Explorer owner’s manual. This procedure should apply to the fourth generation of Ford Explorer (2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 model years). Hopefully, the article of 2006-2010 Ford Explorer Oil Change Required Light Reset can solve your problem. Good Luck!