How to Reset the Volvo Service Reminder Light
If you’ve gotten the maintenance reminder message in your Volvo, don’t ignore it. Bring your vehicle to Kempthorn Volvo or follow these instructions to reset the service light yourself.
The onboard computer system in your Volvo monitors the miles, engine operating hours and calendar time to determine if maintenance is needed. It will alert you by turning on the informational display and a service indicator light.
Resetting the service reminder
The Volvo maintenance minder light is a warning that you should take your car to a mechanic for an inspection and oil change. It can be triggered by miles, engine operating hours, or calendar time. Volvo’s computer system is designed to detect when the vehicle needs routine maintenance. This includes changing the oil, replacing filters, and inspecting safety systems.
While you can always bring your Volvo in for service, there are many ways to reset the warning light yourself. These simple steps will help you clear the message and keep your Volvo running smoothly.
Start by inserting your key into the ignition and turning it to position one. Then, press and hold the trip computer reset button located on the stalk to the left of your steering wheel. Continue to press and hold the button until the information light flashes red three times. You will then hear a sound to indicate that the light has been reset.
Resetting the service interval
The Volvo Service Reminder Indicator system is designed to remind the driver of routine maintenance needs, such as an oil change. It uses a computer system to track engine miles or operating hours, and then the system lights up at predetermined mileage intervals to indicate that the car requires attention.
The system is not foolproof, however, and some cars may require more or less oil than expected based on driving conditions, load weight, and weather. This can cause the service indicator to turn on more frequently, even if the actual maintenance requirement has been met.
You can reset the Volvo service light from inside your car by pressing and holding the reset button located on the stalk to the left of your steering wheel. After about 10 seconds, the orange I informational light will start blinking. Then, release the minus button immediately. The procedure should take about five minutes and will not harm your vehicle.
Resetting the service light
A Volvo service reminder light can turn on when your vehicle is due for a maintenance visit. This may include oil changes, cabin air filters, engine filters, chassis checks and other scheduled services. Kempthorn Volvo in Canton, Ohio, can help you reset this light for free. The steps to do this are simple and only take a few minutes.
Start with the key in the ignition and position it to position one. Press and hold the trip computer reset button while turning the key to position two. The indicator should flash red three times and the instrument will beep to indicate that the service light has been reset.
After the light has been reset, you can turn on the ignition and drive the vehicle. If the service light is still on, please contact your local dealer for a professional diagnosis. These instructions are based on the Volvo owner’s manual. They should work on the first and second generation of Volvo S60 (2000 – 2009, 2011 – 2020 model years). They may also work on some 1998 models as well.
Resetting the engine system service required
The Volvo service indicator is a simple onboard computer system that triggers a wrench-shaped dashboard symbol to alert the driver when maintenance or inspections are required. These warnings help drivers keep their Volvo in top condition and avoid untimely and costly repairs caused by neglect.
The system tracks vehicle miles, engine operating hours, or calendar time to trigger the light and remind the driver of an upcoming service appointment. However, it is important to remember that this system does not take into account driving habits or conditions that may affect oil life.
To reset the maintenance message on your Volvo, first turn on the ignition and push and hold the trip reset button on the instrument cluster. After about ten seconds, release the button. The yellow indicator will stop flashing and an audible sound will confirm that the maintenance message has been reset. This will work on all modern Volvo models. However, 1998 and older Volvos may require a special tool called a car code reader.