The popular Dodge RAM has been around since the 1980s and is proving to be a favorite among the car enthusiasts of today. It’s still one of the hottest options for drivers looking for a full-size pick-up truck. On this page, we’re going to teach you how to reset your Dodge RAM’s oil life service reminder notification light.
How to Reset your Dodge RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 Oil Life Service Reminder ?
Option 1: To reset the oil life service reminder on your Dodge RAM, place your truck’s ignition in the [On/Run] position. If you own a Dodge RAM with push-to-start ignition, simply press the [Engine Start/Stop] button twice without holding the brake. Do not start your Dodge RAM engine during this step. Slowly push the accelerator pedal 3 times within 10 seconds, and then turn the ignition off. For push-start vehicles, press the [Engine Start/Stop] once without holding the brake. Once all the required steps are done correctly, the oil life service reminder notification light should reset.
Option 2: An alternative solution to reset your Dodge RAM’s oil life service reminder is by using your truck’s infotainment menu. To proceed, place your ignition in the [On/Run] position, or press [Engine Start/Stop] once without holding the brake for push-button truck owners. As the first step, do not start the engine. Using your steering wheel directional button or on your truck’s touchscreen, go to settings and into [Vehicle Info]. Locate the [Oil Life] option within your [Vehicle Info] settings and then press and hold the right arrow [->] to access the [Reset] option. You will be prompted to toggle [Yes] to confirm the oil life reset.
The 1st option works for Dodge RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 models from 2011-2014 while the 2nd option works for Dodge RAMs from 2015 up to the latest models. The steps provided are based on your actual Vehicle Owner’s Manual so you can refer to it as needed.
What do I do if the Oil Life Service Reminder is still on after the reset?
If the Oil Life / Service Reminder light is still on in your dashboard, try to repeat the steps and perform either option to try to reset the oil life to 100%. Otherwise, you should call your truck in for service so that a professional can check your truck if there are other underlying issues.
How often do I have to change my truck’s engine oil?
Changing your Dodge RAM’s engine oil entirely depends on your driving behavior. If you own a Dodge RAM 1500, then it’s recommended to have an oil change every 12 months, or 10,000 miles whichever comes first. However, if you drive regularly in dusty, dirty, or rugged conditions then you should definitely schedule an oil change every 4,000-5,000 miles give or take.
For Dodge RAM 2500, and 3500 meanwhile, changing your oil every 3,000 – 5,000 miles is recommended to maintain your truck’s performance. If budget is not an issue and you regularly synthetic oil, then it’s safe to change between 7,500 – 10,000 miles or every 6 months give or take. When changing your Dodge RAM’s engine oil, don’t forget to use the correct engine oil for your truck as this is as important as regularly changing it to get the best performance and life from the engine of your truck.
Normally, your certified Dodge technician should reset the oil life service reminder themselves when you bring it in for service so you shouldn’t have any issues about resetting it yourself when you bring it in for service. You can also refer to your Vehicle Owner’s Manual to see the information necessary for you to determine whether your truck needs an oil change as needed.