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2013 Acura MDX Maintenance Light Reset & Service

2013 Acura MDX
2013 Acura MDX

The 2013 Acura MDX is offered in a gasoline model.  The engine oil will require service when the Maintenance Minder light comes on.  Follow these steps to reset this light:

  1. Press the Start/Stop button once (do not start the engine).

  2. If the engine oil life is not displayed, press the SEL/RESET button the steering wheel repeatedly until the multi-information display shows blank, SH-AWD and tire pressure.

  3. Press and hold the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel for more than 10 seconds.  The remaining engine oil life reset mode will be shown on the multi information display.

  4. Select Reset by pressing the INFO (up/down) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to reset the engine oil life display.  The maintenance item codes will disappear and the engine oil life will reset to 100.

  5. Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.

When doing the oil change and topping up fluids you will need to use the following specifications:

Engine Size

V6 3.7L Gas

Motor Oil


Oil Capacity w/Filter

4.5 US qt. (4.3L)

Brake Fluid

Honda Heavy Duty Dot 3

Engine Coolant

Honda Long Life Coolant Type 2

Automatic Transmission

Acura ATF DW-1

Power Steering Fluid

Acura Power Steering

Transfer Case

 Honda Transfer Case Fluid

Rear Differential

Honda Rear Differential Fluid

3.7L V6 VTEC
3.7L V6 VTEC

You can cross reference the following Purolator filter numbers for your own application:

Engine Size

V6 3.7L Gas

Oil Filter


Air Filter


Cabin Filter




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