No need to panic; it’s merely a reminder to change the engine oil if Code 82 starts blinking on your Chevy Sonic. The light will continue to flash although you’ve had your oil changed. Resetting the meter/light is the only way to get rid of it.
How To Reset Code 82 on Chevy Sonic
Time needed: 3 minutes
This section will show you how to reset the oil life system when the engine oil has been changed so the light will come on correctly. You should always write down your mileage anyway and then change the oil between in a year or 5,000 miles. So let me show you how to go ahead and get this done.
Turn the key on with the engine off
We’re not going to be starting the vehicle up. So if the vehicle has an ignition button, with your foot off of the brake hold down the START button for about 5 seconds
Go to the OIL LIFE screen
Then what we’re gonna do is hit the menu button one time and you will see the Oil can symbol. But if you see another option like Tire Learn or Unit, you can use the thumbwheel to scroll over the option until the Oil can symbol came up
Push and hold the SET/CLR button
Once you get there you just held down the SET/CLR button on the end of the lever for about three seconds later it beeped and went to 100%
For your info, this operation work for the first generation of the Chevrolet Sonic (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 model years).
FAQ – Resetting Code 82
What type of oil should I use for my Chevy Sonic?
In Chevy Sonic, the engine oil meets dexos1 requirements which have SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade. If you reside in a cold climate where the temperature drops below -29°C, you may use SAE 0W-20 viscosity grade oil.
What is the Chevy Sonic’s Engine Oil Capacity?
Engine oil capacity is a measure of how much oil your vehicle’s engine needs to operate smoothly. The 1.4L L4 engine holds 4.2 quarts of oil, whereas the 1.8L L4 engine holds 4.8 quarts.
What is code 89 for Chevy Sonic?
In most cases, Code 89 on the dashboard indicates a problem with the vehicle’s cooling system. This is because the thermostat, which regulates the vehicle’s temperature, may be covered or stuck. So it requires a replacement.
What is code 84 for Chevy Sonic?
Code 84 is an engine power reduction code. In most cases, a malfunction with the throttle body. What precisely is wrong with the car? It might be anything from a loose hose to an out-of-order sensor, so you should bring it in to have it checked out by an experienced technician.
So that’ll get rid of your 82 code which is basically the oil change reminder. Use the comments section for any questions or suggestions. And if you like our content, don’t forget to share it on your social media. So thank you very much for stopping by, and see you later.
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