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post #1 of 18 Old 11-26-2010, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Oil life monitor question

I bought my Camaro 13 months ago. Currently it has a little over 3200 miles on it. I did an oil change at around 1300 miles but didn't reset the OLM since it was like at 80%. I was planning on resetting it after the second oil change. On Star keeps sending me reports stating that my car is due for maintenance because of not resetting the OLM for over a year. Is it mandatory to reset the OLM every year? If you don't, can this affect the warranty?
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post #2 of 18 Old 11-26-2010, 09:20 PM
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"every year" ????
You're suppose to reset the OLM every oil change, not every year.

Its not "Mandatory" per say but Highly suggested if you wish it to be accurate.

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Will not affect warranty - it is just a reminder. You could reset it now, and again when you change the oil.

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How does the OLM work, mileage only? how is it reset? by owner or dealer.
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post #5 of 18 Old 11-27-2010, 12:57 AM
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in my view,IF you save your receipts,you should be fine with a warranty claim.
generally you must provide proof of proper maintenance of the car in order to get it fixed under the warranty,and of course proper record keeping with receipts to back it up should be sufficient...the oil life monitor,should be used as a "guide" to remind you to change the oil!..if you do not set it,then,yes it will affect onstar's ability to perform diagnostics on the car every month!..none of this matters,IF you make a record of the maintenance yourself,of course!
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you can reset it yourself!..how to do it is in the "owner's manual!"
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OLM is based on RPMs.


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How does the OLM work, mileage only? how is it reset? by owner or dealer.
You can do it. Cycle the DIC display to show the OLM and then press the button at the end of the stalk and hold to reset it.

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I bought my Camaro 13 months ago. Currently it has a little over 3200 miles on it. I did an oil change at around 1300 miles but didn't reset the OLM since it was like at 80%. I was planning on resetting it after the second oil change. On Star keeps sending me reports stating that my car is due for maintenance because of not resetting the OLM for over a year. Is it mandatory to reset the OLM every year? If you don't, can this affect the warranty?
If it were my car: Reset the Oil Life Monitor, then unplug the OnStar...
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