TSB – FLASH: Oil Change Monitor Alerts Prematurely

NUMBER: 08-013-08 REV. A
GROUP: Vehicle Performance
DATE: July 11, 2008

FLASH: Oil Change Monitor Alerts Prematurely

2007 – 2008 (JK) Wrangler
NOTE: **This bulletin applies to 2007 – 2008 JK models equipped with a 3.8L engine (Sales Code EGT) built prior to February 22, 2008 (MDH 0222XX).**

This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).

The customer may experience a premature alert of the Oil Change Monitor. This alert is displayed as “CHANgE OIL� on the instrument cluster odometer. This condition may be intermittent or may occur after a battery disconnect has occurred. The customer may be
more aware of this condition if the Oil Change Monitor alerts shortly following an oil change.

Do not confuse this condition for an Oil Change Monitor alert due to the Oil Change Monitor not being reset following an oil change.

08-013-08 REV. A


  1. My question: Just changed the oil on my JK and was wondering how to reset the oil change alert that comes up on the instrument panel

  2. turn the key to the run position (but don’t start it)and press the gas pedal slowly to the floor 3 times. After you let it up after the third time, turn the key off. That is the way to reset it in the 09s.

  3. Low oil light will come on just for a second. It actually took a couple of days to catch the light on long enough to see what it was. When I did check the oil, there was hardly any oil on the stick. I don’t any leaks that I can see but it using approx. 1 qt per 1000 miles. My jeep has 29800 miles ont and the oil has been changed every 3000. I find it hard to believe that this is normal.


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