First Name: Tom
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: SF Bay Area, CA, USA
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Some have mentioned the oil change reminder and the service reminder need to be reset separately. This is to expected, since with a flexible oil monitor, oil change interval and service interval do not necessarily coincide. The OLM counts down to the next required oil change, the service reminder counts down to scheduled maintenance performed after fixed intervals.
The OLM decides if the oil needs changing based on projected oil condition. Depending on the severity of use, the oil may last anywhere from about 3,500 0 to about 10,000 miles (Don't foregt to top off if running low). Resetting the OLM should start a new flexible countdown cycle to the next required oil change. The OLM should be resettable by the user, since the user may want to do early oil changes, while still wanting to make use of the OLM for the next oil change.
The vehicle service reminder is fixed and based on miles driven (10,000) or time (one year), whichever occurs first. Only if the OLM projects oil life for 10,000 miles within one year, do oil change and scheduled maintenance coincide. The maintenance countdown may be resettable only by the dealer with an electronic scan tool. Hopefully there is a way for the vehicle operator to reset the service reminder, since at least some of use do their own maintenance or go to independent shops for service.