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Trip Odometers

I drive a 2010 Malibu. The web and dealers tell me the trip odometers (trips A&B) are supposed to reset to 0 at 999.9. Both mine are way over that. Does anyone know if and when they reset?
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Re: Trip Odometers

I have no ideas for you if they are not working as designed:

TRIP A and TRIP B
The DIC displays the vehicle trip odometer mileage based on the vehicle speed information from the body control module (BCM). The trip odometer displays accumulated km (mi) since the last reset of this value. The trip odometer is capable of displaying up to 999.9 km (999.9 mi). Trip odometer information is not retained when the battery is disconnected. Press and hold the INFO button on the DIC for 1 second in order to reset the trip odometer display.
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Resetting it is not the problem. I'm asking at what point do the odometers go back to 0. They don't go back at 999.9, but at some point they do go back to 0. They did a few times before, but I don't know at what point. A week or so ago, they were over the 1800 mark, and somewhere in the past few days, I noticed they reset to 0. At what point, I don't know. That's why I made the post.
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Mine both go to 999.9 and then click over to 0. They don't go beyond the number of digits displayed (3 plus 1 decimal) so if yours is at 1800 it could be 180.0, unless the decimal point is no longer showing up.

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Trust me; it's over 1800 km. It was in the 5 figures (1868.7). I thought maybe it would go to 9999.9 and then reset. Not so.
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So is this a problem or just a curiosity? I don't see the point of using the trip Odo's in this manner. I use trip A to track my gas tank mileage and trip B to measure distances.


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Trust me; it's over 1800 km. It was in the 5 figures (1868.7). I thought maybe it would go to 9999.9 and then reset. Not so.
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Take a picture, please, and we'll have something to go by.


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It's both. I use trip A for gas mileage and B for oil change intervals. Trip B resets to 0 before 5,000 km, but well after 999.9. The problem is going to a dealer and have them tell me it supposed to, and will reset to 0 at 999.9. Then when I show them the 1867.9, the service advisor says this is normal. When asked what is normal, I'm told both are. Great answer.
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krosey,

I am sorry you received that answer from the dealership. The forum members are correct that after 999.9 mi you should return to 0. I can certainly speak with your GM dealership in regards to this concern. Can you please private message me your VIN and the name of your dealership? Look forward to hearing from you soon. I will be sure to post the resolution back here on the forum for everyone.

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It's both. I use trip A for gas mileage and B for oil change intervals. Trip B resets to 0 before 5,000 km, but well after 999.9. The problem is going to a dealer and have them tell me it supposed to, and will reset to 0 at 999.9. Then when I show them the 1867.9, the service advisor says this is normal. When asked what is normal, I'm told both are. Great answer.
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The Trip Odo is really not meant for anything like an oil change interval. That's what the oil life monitor is for. If you think it goes too long, then change oil when it reaches 25% (or higher, if you prefer). I change mine at 50% because my car is at roughly 4,000 miles at that point. My programmed interval wont be the same as yours, but you get the point.


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