Toyota Maintenance Light Reset

Toyota vehicles are designed with a maintenance light on their dashboards, which indicates that routine service is needed, such as an oil change or tire rotation. That light will then need to be reset so that it can signify the next time service may be needed.

Toyota Maintenance Light Reset

Our team at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury will go over how to perform a Toyota maintenance light reset. Then, you can contact us to get service completed for your Toyota model near Lowell, Dracut, and Tewksbury!

How to Reset the Toyota Maintenance Light

In order to reset the Toyota maintenance light, you’ll want to make sure the vehicle is turned off. Then, you can complete the following steps:

  1. Press the Left or Right arrows of the Meter Control switches, then select the Settings button on the multi-information display.
  2. Press the Up or Down arrows of the Meter Control switches, select Vehicle Settings, then press OK.
  3. Press the Up or Down arrows again, select Scheduled Maintenance, then hit OK.
  4. Select Yes, then press OK.

A message will then be shown on the multi-information display when the reset process has been completed.

Types of Maintenance for a Toyota

The above steps are for after your Toyota gets its needed maintenance. There are various types of work that a vehicle may need over time, all aimed to keep it in optimal health for the duration of your ownership.

We’ll give you an example of what a typical maintenance schedule looks like by taking a look at the 2019 Toyota RAV4.

2019 RAV4 Maintenance Schedule

The first check would be at 5,000 miles, when you’ll want to get the following work done:

  • Check installation of driver’s-side floor mat
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect wiper blades
  • Inspect/adjust all fluid levels
  • Visually inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
  • Add Toyota EFI tank additive or equivalent

Toyota Maintenance

After 10,000 miles, you’ll want to do the above work again, plus replace the engine oil and oil filter.

At 15,000 miles, you’ll add the following work to everything we mentioned above:

  • Inspect radiator, condenser, and/or intercooler (if applicable)
  • Inspect steering gear
  • Inspect ball joints and dust covers
  • Inspect brake lines and hoses
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect engine coolant
  • Inspect steering linkage and boots
  • Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings
  • Inspect cabin air filter (if equipped)

When the RAV4 reaches 30,000 miles, extra inspections will be done to the automatic transmission oil cooler hoses and connections. You’ll also want to replace both the engine air filter and cabin air filter at this time.

The schedule will go on as such until you hit 120,000 miles on the odometer. At that point, the only additional things you’ll want to check are the drive belts, the fuel tank cap gasket, and the vacuum pump’s brake boosters. Lastly, you’ll want to have the spark plugs replaced as well.

Schedule Toyota Maintenance Today

Considering resetting the Toyota maintenance light is done after the above service, we can take care of everything for you right here at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury. Just contact our dealership near Lowell, Dracut, and Tewksbury, and we’ll have your RAV4 or other Toyota model in tip-top shape again in no time!