2005-2021 Ford Focus Oil Life/Oil Change Required Light Reset Guide

Last Updated on August 16, 2021 by Nick

Hello everyone! Today is the day I decided to do an oil change on my Ford Focus, and also, I’m going to show you how to reset the oil life light. Mine has a came on yet, but I figured I’d make content and show you how it’s done anyway.

So I make this tutorial for people who are just getting in the cars or are sick of paying somebody to do this. I hope I helped you out, and this can be transmitted through pretty much any vehicle. So let’s go ahead now and try it for ourselves.

2005-2021 Ford Focus Oil Life/Oil Change Required Light Reset Guide

Ford Focus Oil Life/Oil Change Required Light Reset Guide

For your info, this operation work for the second, third, and fourth generations of the Ford Focus (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 model years).

2005-2018 Ford Focus

Time needed: 3 minutes.

Alright, I’m inside my 2012 Ford Focus and change the oil on it. And now I’m going to show you how to reset. Basically, it is done on the floor; you have your brake pedal and the gas pedal. So let me do that right now.

  1. Turn on the ignition without starting the engine

    Turn your key is fully forward but not turning the engine. If your car has an ignition button, press the START/STOP button once without step on any pedal

  2. Step on the GAS and BRAKE pedals simultaneously and hold it

    Then what you need to do is take your Brake and Gas pedal and hold it to the floor and just wait a minute until you see it says Service Oil Reset in Progress

  3. Keep holding both pedals

    Continue to hold at it take up the 20 seconds and it’ll reset and there you have it service oil reset completed

  4. Release the pedals

    Now you can release the pedals and now your vehicle is ready to count down your kilometers or mileage to your next oil change

2019-2021 Ford Focus

Alright, I got my 2019 Ford Focus here and I’ll show you how to reset the service light or the oil life reminder whatever you want to call it. So let’s do it.

With Small Dash Screen

  • Push the START button to start up without actually starting the engine
  • Then you go up or down the menu until you get ⚙️ SETTINGS
oil change service light reset
  • Next, push the ☰ MENU button to enter the submenu
  • Now i’m going to INFORMATION and push OK
  • After that you just scroll up down until you get to where it says OIL LIFE
  • To reset it you just simply hold down the OK button and you’ll successfully reset

With Large Dash Screen

  • Put on the ignition
  • Hit the the ☰ MENU button to bring you to the main menu
  • Once you arrive at the Oil Life screen you need to hold the OK button down to reset it

So that’s the whole procedure, guys. If this information was helpful to you, do me a favor and leave me a comment and let me know what you think. So thanks for your time, and have a good day.

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