2016 Mazda 3 Oil Reset

If your maintenance light won’t go off after you’ve changed your 2016 Mazda 3’s oil, just use your infotainment screen to reset the light.
Written by Macy Fouse
Reviewed by Alita Dark
To reset the maintenance light on your 2016 Mazda 3 dashboard, use the control knob to navigate to the reset option under “Applications” on your infotainment screen.
oil light
or wrench light on your Mazda 3 dashboard is there to help you remember regular oil changes, but sometimes those lights don’t switch off afterward. It’s an easy fix, though—all it takes is pushing a few buttons in your infotainment center.
If you’re having trouble figuring it out and you’ve lost track of your owner’s manual, don’t sweat it. We’ve got step-by-step instructions right here, so you can get rid of that pesky light on your 2016 Mazda 3.

How to reset the engine oil maintenance light on a 2016 Mazda 3

Your Mazda 3 is equipped with an oil-life monitor system that makes sure you don’t miss any regular maintenance needs, but it might not always reset after you get an
oil change
. To ensure your monitor keeps tracking the correct interval between oil changes, you may need to reset your oil maintenance light.
Fortunately, the process to do so for a 2016 Mazda 3 is simple. Just turn your car to the “on” position without starting the engine and follow these steps:
  • On your infotainment screen, navigate to the APPLICATIONS icon with your control knob. Select it by pressing the control knob. 
  • From the menu, select MAINTENANCE, then OIL CHANGE
  • From that menu, select RESET. On the pop-up window, confirm the reset. 
  • Turn your car off, then start the engine fully to make sure the reset worked. 
That’s it! Your oil light should be reset and ready to notify you when it comes time for your next oil change.
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How often does a 2016 Mazda 3 need an oil change?

For a Mazda 3 using synthetic motor oil, it’s recommended that you change your oil every 7,500 to 10,000 miles or around once a year if you drive an average amount. If you’re using
conventional motor oil
, you’ll need to change it every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or about every six months.
Keeping up with your oil services is an essential part of keeping your Mazda running smoothly and preventing major damage to your engine. You can pay an average of $50 to get it changed at a repair shop or dealership, or you can check your
owner’s manual
to learn how to change it yourself.
If the oil reset process doesn’t work on your Mazda 3, or if it indicates an additional service is needed, you’ll probably need to take your car to a trusted mechanic or Mazda dealership to get it figured out.
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