Chevy Sonic Error Code 82 Meaning Fix?

If you own a Chevrolet Sonic and are receiving Error Code 82, you’re probably curious about what it means and how to remedy it. Don’t worry, we’ll explain how simple it is to reset the code.

Error Code 82 is generated when the Engine Oil Life Monitor system determines that the engine’s oil should be replenished due to age. Every facility that performs oil changes should also reset the code, however if you want to do it yourself you can watch a video on how to replace the oil in a Chevrolet Sonic.

If you change the oil yourself or if the shop fails to reset the code, it is a simple process to reset the code. Here are the steps that must be taken:

Turn off the engine and ensure that the ignition switch is in the off position.

While turning the ignition to the “On” position, press and hold the “Trip” button on the instrument panel. Hold the “Trip” button until the “Oil Change Soon” dashboard indicator illuminates.

To reset the light and error code, press and release the “Trip” button.

To confirm that the code has been cleared, turn off the ignition and start the engine.

That is all! You have successfully reset the Chevrolet Sonic’s Error Code 82. You can now confidently continue driving until the next oil change is required.


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