What is a Chevy Sonic Code 82 and How To Reset It

By | February 26, 2023

Chevy Sonic Code 82 Reset
If you have a Chevy Sonic and get a Code 82 displayed on the dashboard, it is a reminder that it is time to change the oil.

It is not an engine error code but a reminder that the oil should be replaced as soon as convenient.

What is a Chevy Sonic Code 82?

Chevy Sonic Dashboard
A Chevy Code 82 is a reminder that the oil needs to be changed.

The code 82 message comes on every 3000 miles (5000 KM) to remind the car owner to get the oil and filter replaced.

If you have recently had the oil changed, the service attendant likely forgot to reset Code 82.

The vehicle can not tell if the oil is good or bad but uses mileage driven to display the code.

The oil should be changed, and the light reset, which will come on again after another 3000 miles has been driven.

How To Reset a Chevy Sonic Code 82

  1. Press the MENU button and the scroll button to show Remaining Oil Life on the Display.
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  3. The oil symbol will display, which also shows an estimate of the oil’s remaining useful life.
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  5. Press on the Set/CLR button for 5-10 seconds until a chime is heard, and it will reset the Code 82.

How is a Code 82 in a Chevy Sonic Fixed?

Chevy Sonic Code 82
Code 82 is fixed by having the oil changed and resetting the message.

The message can be reset without changing the oil, but the oil should be changed out since driving with dirty oil can cause wear and tear on an engine.

Regular engine maintenance, such as oil changes, is necessary for the vehicle to last for many miles.

Is it Safe to Drive with a Chevy Sonic Code 82?

Yes, it is safe to drive the vehicle, but it is time to get an oil change, and the vehicle should not be driven too long between oil changes.

Operating any car with old oil puts added wear on the vehicle shorting its operating miles.


If you have a Chevy Sonic and a Code 82 message cones on it is a reminder to get the oil changed as soon as possible.

There is no need to go to a garage immediately, but as soon as possible over the next week or so is a good idea.

Driving any vehicle with dirty oil shortens the life of the engine, which is why changing the oil is necessary.

Have you had any issues with a Chevy Sonic and a Code 82? Let us know your thoughts below.

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