How To Reset Oil Change Light On Subaru Forester (2019-2021)

Last Updated on August 31, 2021 by Nick

Hello there, folks! What we have here is a 2020 Subaru Forester and what we’re going to do here is we’re going to reset the maintenance reminder or the oil change light that comes on to remind you to do an oil change.

I’ve been asked recently how to change the maintenance reminder the pops up every time you turn on the Subaru. So what we’re going to be working with is the buttons on the steering wheel. There’s a down and up button then a SET button, which I guess would be the enter button. So let’s go ahead and get started.

How To Reset Oil Change Light On Subaru Forester (2019-2021)

How To Reset Oil Change Light On Subaru Forester (2019-2021)

Time needed: 3 minutes.

We’ve got a 2019 Subaru Forester and are getting ready to do the oil life reset, or the maintenance reset on it. So let me show you how to go ahead and get this done.

  1. Turn on your car

    First, without stepping on the brakes you’re going to hit the START button twice to turn on the ignition

  2. Go to the Selection Screen

    Then hit the INFO button. Every time you press it the screen changes, so we’re gonna go all the way to the screen that says “Push and Hold the INFO button for selection screen”
    engine oil maintenance light reset

  3. Press and hold the INFO button

    So we’re gonna hold down the INFO button to get into settings
    engine oil maintenance light reset

  4. Scroll down and select the MAINTENANCE

    Once you get there, now you’ll use the arrow button on the steering wheel to highlight the MAINTENANCE and pull the ⓘ/SET button to enter

  5. Select Engine Oil or Maintenance Schedule

    From there you can select ENGINE OIL or MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

  6. Set the maintenance interval

    Now you can set your own maintenance interval. So you just go through each screen using the arrow key and you can enter it in then start changing dates. You can also go down and change the distance before the light comes on

  7. Select SET

    Once you get it to the appropriate date or the kilometers, either way, you would go down to SET and settings complete. It would adjust it and it would make that warning or reminder every time you turn on your vehicle disappear

For your info, this operation work for the fifth generation of the Subaru Forester (2019, 2020, 2021 model years).

So that’s a brief way to get rid of maintenance reminders reset maintenance reminders on your Subaru. You’ve got an expensive machine here, and make sure you change your oil frequently too and use a high-quality oil high-quality filter. So thanks for your time and happy motoring.

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