2008-2013 VW Volkswagen Tiguan Oil Service Light Reset Guide

Last Updated on August 19, 2022 by Nick

Hello and welcome to another tip content. Now, this is just going to be a quick how-to reset the oil change minder or service light on this VW Volkswagen Tiguan. I make this content because I had a couple of people who had posted videos on how to do it, and they weren’t correct, so I finally figured this one out, hope it helps.

So this is my son’s VW Tiguan and what we’re going to do today is very simple: you’re just going to reset the service light. I assume it is just effortless maintenance that we’re going to do, and I’m going to show you how to do that. So stay tuned.

Volkswagen Tiguan Oil Change/Service Light Reset Guide

2008-2011 Volkswagen Tiguan Service Light Reset Guide

  • Switch the ignition off
  • Press and hold the 0.0/SET button
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  • While holding it switch the ignition on
  • Immediately after switching the ignition on you press the MIN button so it should reset the service light

Resetting Oil Light in 2012-2013 VW Tiguan

Time needed: 3 minutes

In this section, I will show you a couple of tricks to reset the service light. If you’re a daily driver or work on your car, these might help you a little bit. So let’s go ahead.

  1. Turn OFF the ignition

    Start with the key off

  2. Hold down the 0.0/SET button and then turn on the car

    You have to press the 0.0/SET button and hold it as you turn the key to the on position
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  3. Press the ❏ button

    After a few seconds let the 0.0/SET button go and then press the ❏ button on the left and the service will reset

Resetting With Steering Button

So here is another way to get your service light to go out. Follow these steps if your vehicle is equipped with a steering wheel button.

  • Put the key in the ignition and turn it to the on position
  • Press the ◄ or ► button to take you to the SETTINGS menu
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  • Then navigate to go up or down until you find the SERVICE
  • Click OK on service
  • Now you want to go down to the RESET
  • Select OK to perform the service reset

For your info, this operation work for the first generation of the VW Volkswagen Tiguan (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 model years). For the latest model, you can reach it here.

How much is engine oil consumption normal in VW cars?

In the US, VW and Audi are specs for almost all engines. Several factors might affect how much engine oil your car needs. The typical consumption rate is one quart every one thousand two hundred miles (one liter per two thousand kilometers). Over the first three thousand miles, a new car may use more gas than a comparable vehicle (5000 km).

If you’re under warranty, you will bring your vehicle into the dealership for anybody with oil consumption issues. They’re going to mark your dipstick and check your oil note it in their system, so they have a record of your repair order and the mileage you were in there under, and then you’ll come back, I think every thousand miles to check to verify you don’t have an oil consumption issue.

If you’ve exceeded that amount, you’ll need to have something addressed, but if you’re not exceeding without a quart every thousand miles, then there’s nothing you’ll be able to do. Well, that is a little bit excessive. It is within the spec that VW and Audi specify for most of their engines, and there’s not much you can do except keep an eye on your oil.

FAQ – Volkswagen Tiguan Engine Oil

How much oil does a 2012 Tiguan take?

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan gasoline engines hold 5.8 quarts of oil (5.5 liters).

What type of oil does the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan use?

For the best performance in any climate, the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan needs either an SAE 5W-30 or 5W-40 motor oil.

So that’s how you do it. If you guys need help with anything on VW Tiguan, leave a comment below, guys, and we’ll try to make content for your specific problem. So thank you for supporting this site and for reading my content. See you guys next time.

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