How to Reset the Oil Life Monitor in a Pontiac G6

by Robert Tomashek

Before the closing of Pontiac in 2010, the final G6s rolled off of the assembly line. The 2010 G6 was available with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or two different V-6 engines, the 3.5-liter and the 3.6-liter. As with most GM vehicles, the G6 was equipped with an oil life monitoring system which notifies you when an oil change is needed. Resetting the timer after an oil change is easy.

Resetting the Oil Life Monitor.

With the ignition key in the "Run" position, scroll through the data information screen until you see "Oil Life Reset." Press and hold the "Enter" button until you see the word "Acknowledged." Press any other button to leave the screen. Turn the ignition key off.

About the Author

Robert Tomashek is an automobile technician and educator with more than 15 years of experience. He is ASE master certified and also carries certifications from IMACA, MOOG, Monroe, EPA and Four Seasons. He has a degree in automotive/diesel technology. He has written articles for various websites and teaches automotive technology at Universal Technical Institute.