2013 Acura RDX Oil Reset

You can reset the oil change light on your 2013 Acura RDX by using the buttons on your steering wheel to access your vehicle settings.
Written by David Ghanizadeh-Khoob
To reset the oil change light on a 2013 Acura RDX, use the buttons on the steering wheel to access your vehicle settings. Once you reach the “oil life reset” screen, select “reset”.
Being consistent about changing your RDX’s oil according to the manufacturer’s recommendations is vital to keeping your vehicle reliable for the long haul. If you take care of oil changes at home—or if the mechanic at your auto shop forgot to do so—you might need to reset your RDX’s oil change reminder yourself. Luckily, it’s a pretty quick task.
Never performed an oil reset on your 2013 Acura RDX before? Here’s how to do it.
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How to reset the engine oil maintenance light on a 2013 Acura RDX

The Acura RDX Maintenance Minder system is a handy tool for keeping up with
regular vehicle maintenance
, but you need to remember to reset it after every oil change. If you don’t, it won’t properly track how long you’ve gone between oil changes. 
To reset a 2013 Acura RDX oil light, you will use the buttons on the steering wheel to move through the various menus on the instrument cluster until you reach your vehicle settings. Here is the step-by-step process:
  • Turn the vehicle on, but don’t start the engine
  • Press the info button on the steering wheel to find the “Customize Settings” menu option and select it with the SEL/RESET button
  • Use the arrow buttons to navigate to the “Maintenance Info” option and select it
  • On the “oil life rest” option, use the arrow to scroll to “Reset” and select it
  • On the settings menu, scroll to “Exit”, select it, and turn your car off
This should reset your oil life to 100%. As the time approaches for you to get your next oil change, the oil light should turn back on as a reminder. Replace the oil and repeat the reset process for the next oil change interval. 
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How often does a 2013 Acura RDX need an oil change?

According to Acura’s recommendations, the 2013 Acura RDX oil change interval is 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Acura recommends using synthetic motor oil in the RDX, to help reduce wear and tear on the engine. 
Regular oil changes are one of the most important pieces of maintenance for any car. You can change your oil and filter at home if you have the right tools and feel comfortable doing so. You can also pay the extra $100 or so for labor at an auto shop if you’d rather leave it to someone else. In either case, the oil light on your Acura RDX will need to be reset.
If you are having trouble getting the oil change reminder light to reset on your own, you might need to take your RDX to a dealership or a mechanic for some expert insight
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