How to Reset the Change Oil Soon Light on a 2007 Malibu

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski
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The "Change Oil Soon" light appears in the 2007 Malibu's odometer message window every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, depending on your driving habits. This system simply serves as a reminder that it's time to change the Malibu's oil. Once you change the oil, or a mechanic does so in your place, you'll have to manually reset the oil monitoring system, as the system has no way of automatically resetting itself after an oil change.

Step 1

Turn the ignition to "Run," but do not crank the Malibu's engine. This ignition setting turns on the interior lights and odometer.

Step 2

Push the "Menu" button on the left side of the car's dash repeatedly, until "Oil Life Reset" shows on the odometer message screen.

Step 3

Press and hold the "Reset" button for about three seconds. The "Oil Life Reset" text will change to "Acknowledged."

Turn the ignition off, and then turn it back on. The "Change Oil Soon" message no longer displays, and the system is reset.

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