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Buick Encore: Change trans fluid message

NOTE: To determine the appropriate reset procedure, refer to CHANGE TRANS FLUID MESSAGE RESET INDEX. Only the vehicles listed in this index have a CHANGE TRANS FLUID MESSAGE reset.

CHANGE TRANS FLUID MESSAGE RESET INDEX

CHANGE TRANS FLUID MESSAGE RESET INDEX

CHANGE TRANS FLUID MESSAGE RESET - PROCEDURE 1

This message will appear on the Driver Information Center (DIC) when transaxle fluid change is due. Change fluid in both the oil pan and side cover.

  1. To reset display, turn ignition ON with engine OFF.
  2. On the climate control panel, press and hold OFF and REAR DEFOG buttons until TRANS FLUID RESET message appears in DIC (about 5-20 seconds).

CHANGE TRANS FLUID MESSAGE RESET - PROCEDURE 2

The CHANGE TRANS FLUID message will appear on the Driver Information Center (DIC) when transaxle fluid change is due. Percentage of transaxle fluid life remaining may be checked at any time by pressing INFO button several times until TRANS FLUID LIFE message appears.

  1. To reset display, turn ignition key ON with engine OFF.
  2. Press the INFO button until TRANS FLUID LIFE message appears.
  3. Press and hold INFO RESET button until display shows 100 percent TRANS FLUID LIFE. Transaxle fluid life index is now reset.

CHANGE TRANS FLUID MESSAGE RESET - PROCEDURE 3

Resetting With Base Audio System

Press CLR button located to the right of the DIC display to acknowledge the CHANGE TRANS FLUID message. This will clear the message from the display and reset it. To reset transmission fluid life indicator, press up or down arrow on INFO button located to the right of the DIC display to access the DIC menu. Once percentage TRANS FLUID LIFE menu item is highlighted, press and hold CLR button. Percentage will return to 100, and transmission fluid life indicator will be reset. Repeat if percentage does not return to 100.

Resetting With Navigation System

Press multifunction button located to the right of the DIC display, next to the OK prompt to acknowledge the CHANGE TRANS FLUID message. This will clear the message form the display and reset it. To reset transmission fluid life indicator, turn system on by pressing PWR/VOL knob once. PWR/VOL knob is located to the lower left of the DIC display. Press INFO button located to the left of the DIC display to access the VEHICLE INFO menu. Turn TUNE/SEL knob located to the lower right of the DIC display until TRANS FLUID LIFE is highlighted. Press knob once to select it. Once percentage TRANS FLUID LIFE is displayed, press multifunction button next to the RESET prompt in the upper right corner of the display. Percentage will return to 100, and transmission fluid life indicator will be reset. Repeat if percentage does not return to 100.

CHANGE TRANS FLUID MESSAGE RESET - PROCEDURE 4

  1. The Driver Information Center (DIC) displays estimated percentage of the remaining useful life of transaxle fluid. When remaining fluid life is 0 percent, the display will show CHANGE TRNS FLUID NOW. After changing transaxle fluid, reset oil life display.
  2. To reset the display, turn ignition on with engine off. Press ENG button to select the TRNS FLUID LIFE percentage display. Then, press and hold in RESET for at least 5 seconds.
  3. The word RESET will appear. Then, TRNS FLUID 100 will be displayed.

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