Oil Reset Procedure for Audi A8 1994-2021
Simple to follow procedure for Audi A8 oil reset for the year 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006,2007,2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
From the year 1994 -2004
- Onwards the bottom right corner of the instrument cluster there should be a button labelled 0,0. Start with the key in, but the ignition turned OFF Press and hold the 0,0 button, while turning the ignition on (position 2).
- Release the 0,0 button SERVICE should now appear on the display
- Press and hold the 0,0 button until the display shows SERVICE IN xxxx Miles / Kilometres.
- Release the 0,0 button, then turn off the ignition.
From the year 2013-2018
- Turn the ignition to the ON position without starting the engine. If your vehicle has the keyless starting system, press the ENGINE START STOP button without pressing the brake pedal
- Press the CAR button. Select CAR SYSTEM or SYSTEM menu
- Press the control button to select the menu
- Select SERVICE & CHECKS
Use the dial control to scroll and select the menu
- Select SERVICE INTERVAL DISPLAY
The remaining service interval will appears on the screen
- The remaining service interval will appears on the screen
Scroll down and select RESET OIL CHANGE INTERVAL
- A confirmation display will appears on the display
Select YES to execute the service interval reset
For the year 2016
- Start the engine.
- Press the CAR button to access the SERVICE INTERVAL DISPLAY.
- Select RESET OIL CHANGE INTERVAL.
- Press the CAR button to access the CAR SYSTEMS.
- Select SERVICING & CHECKS.
- Select RESET OIL CHANGE INTERVAL.
- Turn off the ignition.
- Start the engine and verify the indicator has been reset.
From the year 2019 – 2021
- Turn on the ignition without starting the engine
- From the main menu tap the VEHICLE or CAR menu on the touchscreen
- Select SETTINGS & SERVICE
- Select SERVICE INTERVAL
- Select RESET OIL CHANGE INTERVAL
- Select YES to execute the service interval reset
ABOUT AUDI A8
The Audi A8 (Typ 4D) was unveiled in February 1994 and made its world debut at the 1994 Geneva Auto Show in March. Full-scale factory production of the vehicle began in June 1994, but it was not made available in North America until October 1996, for the 1997 model year. In contrast to its predecessor, the Audi V8 model, which was constructed on an already existing steel platform, the Audi A8 made its debut on the then-new Volkswagen Group D2 platform. This platform was an all-aluminum monocoque that was marketed as the “Audi Space Frame” (ASF), which helped to reduce weight while maintaining structural rigidity. Both the A8 (standard wheelbase) and the A8 L (extended or long-wheelbase, also abbreviated as LWB) versions of the saloon/sedan were made available to customers. The rear legroom in the A8 L is increased by 5 inches (127 mm).
In 1997, enhancements to the vehicle included the installation of six additional interior airbags. The Mercedes-Benz S Class and the BMW 7 Series were two of the main competitors for the Audi A8, along with the Jaguar XJ and the Lexus LS from Great Britain and Japan, respectively. The Audi A8 was designed as a competitor for these models.
In 1997, Audi introduced the first series production electronic stability control (ESP) for all-wheel drive vehicles (the Audi A8 and the Audi A6). These vehicles were also the first production automobiles anywhere in the world to feature both front and rear side airbags.
Both front-wheel drive (FWD) and the Torsen-based permanent all-wheel drive known as quattro were offered as drivetrain options for the new A8 that was introduced in 1997. The FWD models are powered by a 2.8-liter V6 engine, which produces 142 kW (193 PS; 190 bhp), and a 3.7-liter V8 engine, which produces 169 kW (230 PS; 227 bhp), whereas the quattro received a 4.2-liter V8 that produces 221 kW (300 PS; 310 bhp) (300 PS; 296 bhp).