Reset Acura Oil Service Reminder

Reset Acura Oil Life Service Reminder DIY

Updated Wednesday Feb 21, 2018

If you change the engine oil at the dealer, your Acura dealer will reset the oil service reminder. If you change the engine oil yourself or at your local auto mechanic, you will need to follow these instructions to reset Acura oil reminder.

In this guide, you will find procedures on how to reset Acura oil service reminder or also known as the engine oil life. Acuras start displaying the engine oil reminder (Service Due Now) when the remaining oil life is less than 15%.  Instructions on resetting the oil reminder are similar for several Acura models including CDX, CL, VSX, EL, ILX, Integra, Legend, MDX, NSX, RDX, RL RLX, RSX, SLX, TL TLX, TSX, VIGOR, ZDX. 

Do not need to start the engine when you reset the oil life on Acura. Turn the key to position II or press the START button without pressing the brakes.

Only reset oil life AFTER engine oil and filter have been changed.

Select your Acura model: 

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1. Acura ILX Oil Life Reset Instructions

Below are instructions on how to reset Acura ILX oil life. You will need to use the button on your Acura steering wheel to reset the oil service reminder. 

  1. Turn on the ignition. 
  2. Use the Info and SEL/RESET buttons on your steering wheel to scroll to Vehicle Settings. 
  3. Enter Vehicle Settings and scroll to Maintenace Info. 
  4. At this point, you should see the remaining oil life. Select RESET only if you have changed the oil. 
  5. Oil service reminder will reset and 100% will display on the screen.
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2. Acura MDX Oil Reset Instructions

Use the buttons on the steering wheel of your Acura MDX to reset the oil service reminder. 

  1. Turn on the ignition. 
  2. Use the steering wheel buttons to scroll to MAINTENANCE INFO. 
  3. Remaining oil life will show on the display. 
  4. Select RESET. This will reset the oil reminder to 100%. 

Older Acura MDX

  1. Turn ignition on. All your dash lights will turn on, but do not start the engine.
  2. Press SEL/RESET switch on the steering wheel several times until shows blank, SH-AWD and tire pressure.
  3. Press and hold the SEL/RESET button for at least 10 seconds or until the remaining oil life is displayed. 
  4. Below the OIL LIFE RESET you will see RESET option. 
  5. Select the RESET by pressing the Up/Down button on the steering wheel. 
  6. Next, press SEL/RESET button to reset the engine oil reminder. 
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3. Acura RDX Oil Life Reset Instructions

Below are the instructions on how to reset Acura RDX oil life instructions on a 2016 Acura RDX. 

  1. Turn on the ignition. 
  2. Use the buttons on the steering wheel to select CUSTOMIZE SETTINGS. 
  3. Next, use the buttons on the steering wheel to select MAINTENANCE INFO. 
  4. The remain oil life will be displayed. For example 0%. 
  5. Press the RESET button to set the oil life to 100%. 

Older Acura RDX

  1. Turn the key to position II. All dash lights will turn on, but do not start the engine. 
  2. Use the steering wheel buttons (SEL/RESET) until the engine oil life is displayed. 
  3. Use the steering wheel buttons to select RESET on the display. 
  4. Press and hold the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel for at least 10 seconds. 
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4. Acura RLX Oil Life Reset Instructions

  1. Turn on the ignition. 
  2. Go to MAINTENANCE INFO using the steering wheel buttons.
  3. Use the steering wheel buttons on the right to display the oil life. 
  4. Once the remaining oil life is shown, use steering wheel buttons to select RESET.
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5. Acura TLX Oil Life Reminder Reset

  1. Use the steering wheel buttons to scroll to MAINTENANCE INFO. 
  2. Select the display Oil LIFE. 
  3. Scroll with the steering wheel buttons until RESET shows on the display. 
  4. Once RESET is displayed, press OK on the steering wheel button.
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6. Acura RL Oil Service Reminder

  1. Turn ignition on but do not start the engine. 
  2. Press the SEL/RESET buttons on the steering wheel until the OIL LIFE is displayed. 
  3. Press and hold the SEL?RESET button for at least 10 seconds. 
  4. Select RESET and press the SEL/RESET button. 
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7. Acura TL Oil Service Reminder 

2006-2010

  1. Turn ignition on but do not start the engine. 
  2. Press the SEL/RESET button the steering wheel until the remaining engine il life is shown. 
  3. Press and hold the SEL/RESET button for at least 10 seconds. 
  4. Use the Up/Down buttons to select RESET then press the SEL/RESET button to reset engine oil life. 
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