2015 Acura TLX: Time For Service
August 19, 2015
Our 2015 Acura TLX is back covering miles after having sat on the sidelines nursing injuries sustained from its impromptu crash test. Now it has enough to go back in for its first service.
The TLX's instrument cluster alerts its driver when the service interval is approaching, flashing a "Service Soon" indicator on vehicle start. After that, the notice changes to "Maintenance Due Now".
Acura provides a code that you can reference decoder-ring-style in the owner's manual. In our case, A1 means new oil and a tire rotation.
Sure enough, the digital oil life gauge shows five percent remaining. Good news for the DIY crowd: Not only is there a dipstick under the hood, the owner's manual explains how to reset the digital gauge if you change the oil yourself.
Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor @ 5,670 miles