So if we change our oil before the light comes, we have to wait until the light comes on to reset it?! That has got to be the most ridiculous design decision I have heard in a very long time. What's the point of an oil life monitor system that can't really keep track of when the oil was actually changed? I think we need to start a letter writing campaign. Not that that will change anything. Extremely disappointing...
Yeah, what he said. Mind-bogglingly stupid, if this is accurate. The good news is that this sort of thing should be susceptible to a software change/update. That said, if they only sell, say, 6000 FiSTs in the US/Canada, Ford may not give a rat's patootie about our complaints--the numbers are too small. Now, if the same thing also holds true on the regular Fiesta, and/or the FoST or entire Focus line, or even more, then we've got some leverage.
Apparently, for now, the only thing to be done is keep a log of when oil changes are done and plan/work accordingly, turning the light off and "resetting" oil life when the dang light finally comes on.
Makes the light into a true idiot light--an idiot must've thought this was a good plan.