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"Oil Changed Required" Message in the EVIC

I got a used 2010 Commander Sport w/ 3.7L QTI, it had 25k miles on it.

NOT knowing the full service record, I changed the oil right away with Mobil1 5W20. I read in the owner's manual that it has Oil Change Indicator System, I performed the procedure to reset the Oil Change Indicator System when I changed the oil. There was NOT a message saying I needed an oil change at the time, NOR did I get any indication the procedure to reset it did anything, and I tried it several times.

3k miles later, I've gotten the "Oil Change Required" message in the EVIC, I did the reset procedure and it gave me the "Oil Change Reset" message in the EVIC.

Keep in mind, my wife drives this vehicle 3 mi to work and back each day, besides a good 1000 miles for 2 highway trips, the rest of the mileage has been extremely short trips, which is tough on the oil.

So, it appears to me, you can't reset the Oil Change Indicator System, until it actually indicates "Oil Change Required", is that TRUE?

If so, should I change the oil now and get on the cycle with the Indicator System or just ignore it and keep changing the oil every 6k mi with Synthetic?

Yes, I know the rumor that Mobil1 has switched to GroupIII base stock and is NOT true Synthetic anymore, at least as we like to think makes a true synthetic. And the fact that Mobil1 does NOT deny the rumor after several years is telling in itself.
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I got a used 2010 Commander Sport w/ 3.7L QTI, it had 25k miles on it.

NOT knowing the full service record, I changed the oil right away with Mobil1 5W20. I read in the owner's manual that it has Oil Change Indicator System, I performed the procedure to reset the Oil Change Indicator System when I changed the oil. There was NOT a message saying I needed an oil change at the time, NOR did I get any indication the procedure to reset it did anything, and I tried it several times.

3k miles later, I've gotten the "Oil Change Required" message in the EVIC, I did the reset procedure and it gave me the "Oil Change Reset" message in the EVIC.

Keep in mind, my wife drives this vehicle 3 mi to work and back each day, besides a good 1000 miles for 2 highway trips, the rest of the mileage has been extremely short trips, which is tough on the oil.

So, it appears to me, you can't reset the Oil Change Indicator System, until it actually indicates "Oil Change Required", is that TRUE?

If so, should I change the oil now and get on the cycle with the Indicator System or just ignore it and keep changing the oil every 6k mi with Synthetic?

Yes, I know the rumor that Mobil1 has switched to GroupIII base stock and is NOT true Synthetic anymore, at least as we like to think makes a true synthetic. And the fact that Mobil1 does NOT deny the rumor after several years is telling in itself.
You can reset it whenever you want - I do, at least on my 06.
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You can reset it whenever you want - I do, at least on my 06.
When you reset it, without the "Oil Change Required" warning being on, do you get some sort of indication it reset? The "Oil Change Reset" in the EVIC?
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No, maybe you where due a oil change by the cycles or conditions that the system calculates the message to appear.

3 miles a day is pretty severe conditions.
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When you reset it, without the "Oil Change Required" warning being on, do you get some sort of indication it reset? The "Oil Change Reset" in the EVIC?
I don't remember if I get a confirmation, but I'm changing my oil tomorrow, so I will repost when I reset it.
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No, maybe you where due a oil change by the cycles or conditions that the system calculates the message to appear.

3 miles a day is pretty severe conditions.
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You can reset it whenever you want - I do, at least on my 06.
'08s, '09s and '10s have a different system.

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Engine Oil Change Indicator System (2008, 2009, 2010)

Oil Change Required
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10
seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate the
next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
release the MENU button. To reset the oil change indicator
system (after performing the scheduled maintenance)
refer to the following procedure.

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (Do not
start the engine).

2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three times
within 10 seconds.

3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.

NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary repeat this procedure.

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Thanks, I didn't think 06h comments were that negative, my vehicles makes a lot of short trips, less than 3 miles, NOT 3 miles a day. BUT, less then 3 miles a trip the engine doesn't reach full operating temp and that is tough on the motor and the oil.

Jeep5253, thats exactly what my owner's manual says, it does NOT make clear if you can reset the system before the indication is given. e.g. you change the oil before the warning is tripped, you can't reset it and start the counter from zero (so to speak, I know its NOT as simple as miles).

I just retried to reset the oil change indicator system, I did the procedure again, several times. Absolutely no indication that the system reset, like when the "Change Oil Required" warning was on.

So, unless someone has more information, I can only conclude that you can only reset the system when the warning comes on.

I can't imagine that reseting the system at another time would NOT produce the same message on the EVIC, "Oil Change Reset". So, I have to conclude its NOT reseting.

Although I can imagine its possible the algorithm that decides the Oil Change Warning would trip at 3k miles for how the vehicle has been driven lately. I'm convinced it was NOT reset at my last oil change and the warning tripped based off the last time it was reset 2 oil changes ago.

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'08s, '09s and '10s have a different system.
Is it based on driving habits, rather than set intervals? Just curious how it works. Did it change when they moved the EVIC buttons to the steering wheel?
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