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Car has 7,000 miles on, and has been repoting for the last 3 weeks that oil change is due at next service.
Given car was purchased (new) in Jan 2013, and service is due 12 months or 12,000 miles, woudln't expect to see this message yet.



Garage has just confirmed that as the car was built in Sept 2012, the message would start to display 12 months after the car was built !!



Surely the garage has the ability / should reset the counter when the car is prepared for the customer than it just ticking over from when it's boughtwhen it's build, and not just tick over from when it's build !! Or did the garage forget to reset this when the car was sold ?
 

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Picked car up and been told it's defthe case that the service clock starts ticking when the car is built.

Feels like bs to me - what if the car is not sold for 6 months (in our case 4..).


Would be good to hear from someone who knows for sure.
 

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Hi again yorkie1,Not quite sure if I'm grasping what you are explaining, but my B Max 1.0 ecoboost Titanium was built in October 2012 and was registered on the 25th April 2013 and I have not had any messages flashing up at me.
Don't know if this helps!
 

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My 1L Ecoboost was built in Sept 2012 and has never given an oil warning. When it had done 9000 miles it had a service. It was delivered to me in Nov 2012 and I was given 2 free services dated Nov 2013 and 2014. I was told to come in earlier if the mileage exceeded the stipulated mileage before Nov 2013 and again in 2014. No mention was made of oil warnings.

I have to take the car in next week to have 2 software updates. One is for the body management and I think one is for the engine.
 

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thanks for the replies.

The exact message was "Engine oil change due Next service" as per the manual page 65 with the action "Have the system checked by an authorised dealer", but no other information.


Car was in dealers yesterday (with some other issues), but as it only has 7000 miles and is 9 months old, doesn't meet the service schedule of 12,000 (or is it 12,500..) miles or 12 months.


Dealers response to the message appearing was that the car was build in Sept 2012, so Sept 2013 was 12 months after, but responses don't appear to back this up, and it would be the first car I've had that has such an unintelligent setup.


Dealer "kindly" offered to service the car to remove the message !!! When pushed, admitted they could just turn off the message, which they did, although I still have concerns as to why the message appeared in the first place.
 

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Hi I'm new to this, but I have had same message in last few days.I have a 1.6 TDCI titanium registered Oct 2012 but last service was June 2013 by Ford Direct they
Had the car first.
 

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We have just seen the same! The car had 3000 km under the hood when we got it, and we have just done 2000 km. So after a total of 5000 km we get the message of oil change. We expected to drive problem free for at least 15.000 km.

How is this stupid message turned off ? My father-in-law has a small garage and can change the oil when oil change is due, but he does not have a computer. How would a small garage acknowledge these service messages ?

Wish that BMax was a little less talkative. Or that you could at least confirm "Yes, I KNOW, do not show me next 2000 km please".
 

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Update:
So, after complaining to our service tech that we are not happy about a 200 EUR oil/filter change should happen after 2 months ownership, they chose to replace for free.

So good outcome for me at least. But stupid that cars have become so informative that all these things should be discussed in advance. In theory you could have a 1 year old demo car, and be forced to replace oil after 1 week.
 

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<h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb177, 177, 177; : rgb39, 39, 39;">Follow these steps to reset this light:
</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb177, 177, 177; : rgb39, 39, 39;">1. Press the start/stop button once (do not start the engine).</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb177, 177, 177; : rgb39, 39, 39;">2. Press both the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time.</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb177, 177, 177; : rgb39, 39, 39;">3. Keep both pedals fully pressed.</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; : rgb39, 39, 39;">4. After three seconds, the Service: Oil reset in prog. message WILL NOTbe displayed. KEEP YOUR FOOT ON BOTH PEDALS</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; : rgb39, 39, 39;">5. After 25 seconds, the Service: Oil reset complete message
WILLNOT be displayed.</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb177, 177, 177; : rgb39, 39, 39;">6. Release both the accelerator and brake pedals.</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb177, 177, 177; : rgb39, 39, 39;">7. The Service: Oil reset complete message will no longer be displayed.</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb177, 177, 177; : rgb39, 39, 39;">8. Turn the ignition off and start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.</h3>





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<h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb177, 177, 177; : rgb39, 39, 39;">Follow these steps to reset this light:
</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb177, 177, 177; : rgb39, 39, 39;">1. Press the start/stop button once (do not start the engine).</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb177, 177, 177; : rgb39, 39, 39;">2. Press both the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time.</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb177, 177, 177; : rgb39, 39, 39;">3. Keep both pedals fully pressed.</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; : rgb39, 39, 39;">4. After three seconds, the Service: Oil reset in prog. message will
NOT be displayed. KEEP YOUR FEET ON THE PEDALS</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; : rgb39, 39, 39;">5. After 25 seconds, the Service: Oil reset complete message will
NOT be displayed.</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb177, 177, 177; : rgb39, 39, 39;">6. Release both the accelerator and brake pedals.</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb177, 177, 177; : rgb39, 39, 39;">7. The Service: Oil reset complete message will no longer be displayed.</h3><h3 style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23.8px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb177, 177, 177; : rgb39, 39, 39;">8. Turn the ignition off and start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.</h3>

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