Oil Reset Procedure: Ford F-250 2011-2021

Oil Reset Procedure Ford F-250 2011-2021

Oil Reset Procedure for Ford F-250 2011-2021



Easy to follow oil reset procedure for Ford F-250 for the year 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.



Ford Explorer F-250 oil reset procedure for the year 2011 through 2016.

1. Press and release the SETUP button to display OIL LIFE XXX% HOLD RESET = NEW.

2. Press and hold the RESET button for two seconds and release to reset the oil life to 100%.

Note: To change oil life 100% value (if equipped with this feature) to another value, proceed to

3. Once OIL LIFE SET TO XXX% is displayed, release and press the RESET button to change the Oil Life Start Value. Each release and press will reduce the value by 10%.

With Message Center

1. Turn the ignition to the “RUN” position.

2. Use the controls on the left of the steering wheel to scroll through the menu.

3.Press the up and down arrow buttons to select “SETTINGS” and then “VEHICLE”.

4. Select “OIL LIFE RESET %” and then “OK” to reset.

5. Turn the ignition off.


Ford Explorer F-250 oil reset procedure for the year 2017 through 2020.

1. Turn the ignition to the “on” position, but do not start the engine.

2. Press the RIGHT ARROW button on the directional pad on the steering wheel and scroll to the SETTINGS tab


4. Select VEHICLE


6. Push and hold OK BUTTON until it resets completely

7. Turn off the ignition and then restart the engine


Ford Explorer F-250 oil reset procedure for the year 2021.

1. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position (do not start the engine). For vehicles with push-button start, press and hold the start button for two seconds without pressing the brake pedal. Do not attempt to start the engine.

2. Press the brake and accelerator pedals at the same time.

3. Keep the pedals fully depressed.

4. After three seconds, the “Service: Oil reset in prog.” message will be displayed.

5. After 25 seconds, the “Service: Oil reset complete” message will be displayed.

6. Release both the accelerator and brake pedals.

7. The “Service: Oil reset complete” message will no longer be displayed.

8. Rotate the key to the OFF position.

9. Start the vehicle. Make sure that the oil life telltale is not illuminated in the IPC, and the oil change reminder message is no longer displayed in the message center.




About Ford F-250

Ford used several different suspension configurations for the first-generation Super Duty range, depending on the model of truck. Heavy-duty 3-inch (76.2 mm) leaf springs and staggered shock absorbers are standard on all pickup models. A stabilizer bar is standard on dual rear-wheel models and optional on single rear-wheel models. On single rear-wheel models, an optional slide-in camper certification package with heavier-duty springs was available. The Super Duty trucks were all equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.

Twin I-Beam independent front suspension with coil springs was used on 2WD F-250 and F-350 pickups, while solid front axle (Dana 50 and Dana 60) with leaf springs was used on 4WD counterparts. As 4WD trucks were converted to front coil springs in 2005, the front suspension was updated; to reduce unsprung weight, the front sway bar was moved to the frame rather than the front axle. Warn manufactures the manual locking hubs found on Super Duty trucks.

The F-250 and F-350 single-rear-wheel versions were equipped with a 10.5-inch (270 mm) Sterling 10.5 axle 35-spline axle with the option of conventional or limited-slip differentials; originally designed for previous-generation Ford trucks, it was strengthened for use in the Super Duty. The rear axle in dual-rear wheel F-350s was a Dana 80.

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