2012 Hyundai Sonata Oil Reset

If the oil light comes on while driving a 2012 Hyundai Sonata, safely pull over, turn off the engine, and check the oil level.
Written by Cameron Thiessen
Reviewed by Brittni Brinn
The 2012 Hyundai Sonata does not have an indicator light or message to alert you when it’s time to change your oil. If the engine oil pressure warning light stays on after adding oil, the owner’s manual says to call an authorized Hyundai dealer.
Some vehicles have an oil life monitor to keep track of when you’ll need to get your next oil change that you have to reset after servicing. However, the 2012 Hyundai Sonata has no such system.
In this article, we’ll talk about what the
engine oil pressure warning light
means on a Hyundai Sonata, what to do if it comes on, and what to do if it stays on even after you’ve added oil. Then, we’ll talk about how often you should be changing your 2012 Sonata’s engine oil.
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What does the 2012 Hyundai Sonata engine oil pressure warning light mean?

If you’re driving your 2012 Hyundai Sonata and a light shaped like an oil can shows up on your instrument cluster, what you’re seeing is the engine oil pressure warning light. It comes on when your car’s internal sensors have recognized low engine oil pressure.
The 2012 Hyundai Sonata
owner’s manual
says that if this light comes on you should safely pull over to the side of the road, stop, turn off the engine, check the oil level, and add oil if the level is low.
However, if this light stays on, the owner’s manual says to call an authorized Hyundai dealer. The manual also cautions that severe damage can result if the engine is not immediately stopped after the engine oil pressure warning light comes on.

How often does a 2012 Hyundai Sonata need an oil change?

Under normal driving conditions, the 2012 Hyundai Sonata owner’s manual says to replace the engine oil and oil filter every 7,500 miles for the 2.4-liter GDI engine. For the turbocharged 2.0-liter TGDI engine, the manual says to change the oil every 5,000 miles. Changing your oil at the correct intervals is key to preventing
serious engine damage
.
Your owner’s manual does not provide any instructions on performing your own oil change service, instead recommending that oil changes be done by an authorized Hyundai automotive service technician. However, since your vehicle is over a decade old now, it’s probably not covered by any warranty, and you don’t actually need to spend the extra money at the dealership.
In fact, you can save about $100 by changing your own oil. And you won’t even have to worry about resetting any pesky oil life monitor systems. Just make sure you keep track of the mileage on your car’s odometer when you change the oil so that you can change it again at the right interval.
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