How to reset the inspection / service warning on the Skoda Octavia Mk3 iii inc VRS

If like me you’ve been nagged by the service / inspection warning on the dash of your Skoda Octavia MK3, you’ll have been reaching out for a solution from Google. Hopefully, you’ve ended up here in the hope for an answer. Well, you’ve come to the right place.

What is the inspection warning on my Skoda?

Contrary to what you might have read, the inspection warning is not the same as the service interval warning. According to the Skoda workshop manual (click here) the inspection warning is displayed after “After 2 years or 30 000 km and then every 1 year/30 000 km”. It covers a long list of things to be “inspected”, all the way from an engine oil level check to your windscreen and brake fluid check. You might be asking if this is really necessary, IMO it’s just another way that dealers will steal even more of your hard earned cash. 

Follow the steps below to reset the inspection warning

  • Press and hold the long button below the dials labeled 0.0 / SET until the dash lights up
  • Whilst holding this button, turn on the ignition and continue to hold 
  • Keep holding the button until “Reset inspection service – are you sure?” is displayed
  • Release the 0.0 / SET button and press it again to reset the service interval warning. The dash will display “Service Reset”

Turn off the ignition and now start the car, you’ll no longer be greeted with the inspection warning. You’re welcome!

Follow the steps below to reset the oil change service warning

Resetting the oil change service light follows the exact same procedure as the inspection warning.

  • Press and hold the long button below the dials labeled 0.0 / SET until the dash lights up
  • Whilst holding this button, turn on the ignition and continue to hold
  • Keep holding the button until “Reset oil change service – are you sure?” is displayed
  • Release the 0.0 / SET button and press it again to reset the service interval warning. The dash will display “Service Reset”

Depending on which service warning you want to reset, make sure to keep holding in the 0.0 / SET button until you see the reset you’d like to perform. Normally, if you’ve already reset the inspection warning and you perform the steps above you’ll be prompted to reset the oil change service too.

For more information on what Skoda’s workshop manuals advise to check for an inspection service and also more about the service intervals and what’s required, check out our article Skoda Octavia Mk III 2013 Workshop, Service, maintenance & repair manuals downloads inc VRS

If you’re looking for a buyers guide for the Skoda Octavia MK3 VRS then look no further – check out our Skoda Octavia MK3 VRS buyers guide. Its full of essential information for any would be or existing VRS ower.

We’re always looking to expand our massive repository of Skoda Octavia articles, let us know in the comments below if there’s something you’d like us to cover.

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