2017-2018 Subaru Forester Oil Life/Maintenance Light Reset Guide

Last Updated on August 30, 2021 by Nick

Hello, Subaru fam! I come in peace! Today I want to do a short how-to content. This is about how to reset your oil life or maintenance minder light on a 2017 Subaru Forester. This guide is specific to the Forester with the little switch on the center display.

Essentially, every time you have your car serviced or do your work yourself, you’ll have to reset the system. There’s a couple of terrific functions that I’ll go over with you here in just a minute but let’s go ahead and kind of go over everything.

2017-2018 Subaru Forester Oil Life/Maintenance Light Reset Guide

2017-2018 Subaru Forester Oil Life/Maintenance Light Reset Guide

Time needed: 3 minutes.

Alright, we’re in the 2018 Subaru Forester, and now we’re going to reset the oil light. You’ll see the screen on the center of the dash, and that’s going to be the screen we’re going to be focusing on to do this. So let’s do it.

  1. Turn on the car without starting the engine

    First, you have the car in park and press the START button two times without step on any pedal 

  2. Go to the Settings Screen

    Then we’re gonna be using this button to cycle through the screens to get this one here writes “Press and hold enter button to access Settings screen”
    engine oil maintenance light reset

  3. Hold down the ENTER button

    So you go ahead and press the ENTER button and hold it for about four seconds
    engine oil maintenance light reset

  4. Scroll down to the MAINTENANCE

    Once the screen comes up with the different settings you’ll go down to the MAINTENANCE using the arrow key

  5. Select the Engine Oil, Oil Filter, or Maintenance Schedule

    From there you can individually reset what services you performed. You can select Engine Oil, Oil Filter, or Maintenance Schedule in this menu

  6. Set the interval

    We’ve done an oil change so we could set a notification date and that’ll tell you when it’ll come back on

  7. Select SET

    Once you finished, you just go down to SET using the arrow button press that in and it’ll reset it for you

So that’s how you do it. I hope this helped you out, guys. If you like this content, please share, and I will do more of this content. I hope you guys have a great rest of your day. Take care.

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