The Easy Way To Reset Oil Life on old GMC Yukon

Last Updated on May 2, 2024 by Nick

Good morning fellas! I just performed the engine oil change on my GMC Yukon, and now what is remaining is to reset that maintenance light or oil life system. So if you want to see how it’s done, stay with me in this content.

The Change Engine Oil light is activated with the computer system, which checks or programs that maintenance light for the engine oil change. So that needs to be reset because the counter, based on your driving habits and the way you drive this vehicle, is counting when the following engine oil change needs to be done. So let’s see how it can be reset.

The Easy Way To Reset Oil Life on old GMC Yukon

Easiest Way to Reset Oil Life on GMC Yukon (2000-2014)

It’s straightforward if you want to reset the oil life on the GMC Yukon. The manual says you have to put the key to the ON position, which means one step before starting, and then within five seconds, push the accelerator pedal three times.

This is the fastest and easiest procedure. It can be used on all GMC Yukon models, from the oldest to the newest versions.

Resetting the Oil Change Light with DIC Button

Time needed: 3 minutes

In this section, I will show you how to perform the oil life reset procedure on the GMC Yukon, which will monitor the cluster display and use the keys to the right-hand side of the cluster. This method applies only to the 2007 to 2014 model years. So let’s do it right now.

  1. Put the key in the on position

    Keep your foot off the brake and press the START button for 5 seconds

  2. Go to the OIL LIFE screen

    We’ll start by using the button with the vehicle icon, and we’ll press that until we get to the Oil Life percentage.
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  3. Hold down the ✓ button

    Once you’re on the oil life screen, you’ll press and hold the ✓ checkmark button, and after a few seconds, that will change to a hundred percent.

  4. Turn the ignition off and start the engine to verify the oil life has been reset


For your info, this operation work for the second and third generations of the GMC Yukon (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 model years). For the latest model, you can reach it here.

Should I go by oil life monitor or mileage?

Changing the oil is one of the simplest and cheapest things you can do to keep your car running like new. After all, today’s engines work harder and run hotter than ever. Changing the oil every 5,000 miles is critical.

GMC has turned conventional thinking on its head with its oil life monitor. They’ve developed a system that can calculate how long an engine can go between oil changes and the drain intervals are truly shocking.

So from the dash, you’ll see the oil life left. On average, for vehicles that use this system, you get an oil change across all of the cars like it’s about 8,500 miles. Personally, the ones that I Drive do not need an oil change up into the 12,000-mile range, and some beyond it all depend on the number of custom combustion events, the temperature, how long the vehicles are running, and that’s put into the PCM. Most cars and the system automatically give the owner that kind of data.

Additionally, if you sign up for it, OnStar will send you this information monthly. One thing we roll through is the multi-information display on the center display. That’s one of the nice features of a GMC vehicle. We’ve saved millions of gallons of oil is held. If our customers use it, millions of dollars aggregate look a great leap through all the customers that use this system.

Eight thousand five hundred miles seems like a long drain interval, and 12,000 sounds like suicide, but after doing a little research, I’m convinced this is the way to go. It can save time, money, and oil in the long run. 

Pieces of Advice

GMC would not advocate oil changes at these intervals if it weren’t confident in the technology. It had probably caused him a fortune and warranty repairs if it didn’t work. Today’s oils are better than ever, so long drain intervals like these should be no sweat. Of course, if you race your car or tow heavy loads, you’ll need to change the oil more often, but GM claims this system will compensate for that extra wear and tear.

FAQ – GMC Yukon Oil Service

How much oil does a 2012 GMC Yukon take?

The oil capacity for this car is 6 quarts (5.7 liters). You should use dexos1-licensed or comparable engine oil by SAE viscosity grade specifications. The recommended oil type is 5W-30, which GMC authorizes. However, if you reside in a region where the temperature drops below -20F, you should use 0W-30.

What is GMC Yukon Towing Capacity?

The maximum weight your vehicle can haul while towing a trailer is known as the towing capacity. The 2014 GMC Yukon can tow between 5,200 and 8300 lbs with ease.

So that’s GMC Yukon Oil Reset. The whole system is reset, and you are ready to go. I hope you find this video helpful; if you do, please share it. Thanks for reading, and have a great day, my friend!

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