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I need to know how to update the 2009 malibu oil life

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Turn key to acc. push gass pedle to floor 4 times it will reset the oil life read out .

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I just had an oil change oil life % still reads the same


It has to be manually reset, consult your owners manual, it will tell you how to do it. Alot of oil change places dont pay attention to your indicator.

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Poor fuel mileage and power 2009 chevrolet malibu


Your numbers aren't that far off...the mpg posted is established using professional drivers...I could likely coax a few more mpg out of your car if I drove it because I know how. Generally, today's new engines do not need any "break in" so it should have adequate power right out of the box! There may not be any updates for the computer, but the map sensor should be able to compensate for altitude changes. Using a synthetic oil can help a bit as well.
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My change oil soon message came on today and i just had the oil changed august 1. also, the message 5% oil life also came on. is there trouble?


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