Lexus Maintenance Required Light Meaning Explained

Lexus dashboard warning lights

You’ve got a day full of errands to tackle in Holmdel. Fortunately, your Lexus vehicle comes packed with amenities and features to keep you comfortable during your adventures. But, all of a sudden you’re driving around town and you notice a light on your dashboard that says, “Maintenance Required” what do you do? There’s no need to panic.

In many Lexus vehicles, “Maintenance Required” doesn’t typically indicate that there’s anything wrong with your vehicle. That doesn’t mean that you should ignore message, but, there’s no need for immediate concern. So, what does the Lexus “Maintenance Required” light mean? Find out today with the service professionals from Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold! We’re going to go over the following to help you keep your Lexus in excellent shape:

  • What does the Lexus “Maintenance Required” light mean?
  • What Lexus maintenance is required?
  • How do you reset the “Maintenance Required” light?

What Lexus Maintenance Is Required?

On most Lexus vehicles, the “Maintenance Required” light illuminates around every 5,000 miles. This is a common maintenance interval for most Lexus vehicles to ensure that they continue to run smoothly on the Colts Neck roads. With that being said, what Lexus maintenance is required for you to perform when the light comes on?

Truthfully, the answer can vary depending on your specific Lexus model and the maintenance interval that you’re at. However, the most common maintenance items you should be performing when the light comes on include:

  • Oil change
  • Oil filter replacement
  • Rotation of tires
  • Checking and topping off fluids
  • Lexus-specified multi-point inspection

Keep in mind that this isn’t the only thing you should be doing when your “Maintenance Required” light is illuminated. The above list is simply a general guide to help you understand how to keep your Lexus in excellent shape.

What Does the Lexus Maintenance Required Light Mean?

So, what does the Lexus “Maintenance Required” light mean? It’s just indicating that it’s time to bring your car into our Freehold service center for maintenance. Lexus recommends bringing your car in for maintenance every 5,000 miles, so your light may come on anywhere from 3,500 to 5,000 miles since your car was last serviced.

If you schedule a service appointment with our team when your “Maintenance Required” light is illuminated, our service technicians will reset the light to help you stay on top of your recommended maintenance intervals.

How To Reset the Lexus “Maintenance Required” Light

It’s best to leave it to our service experts to keep your Lexus in excellent condition. When you bring your vehicle in for service at our dealership, our technicians will reset your maintenance light and perform the necessary services so that your Lexus can tackle Old Bridge adventures for many miles ahead. However, if you like to perform maintenance on your own, you may want to know how to reset the Lexus “Maintenance Required” light. You can reset the light by following these easy steps:

  1. Start the car.
  2. Change the odometer/trip display to “ODO” mode or “TRIP A” mode, depending on the layout in your Lexus.
  3. Turn the car off.
  4. Press and hold the “Trip Meter Reset” button while switching the ignition on.
  5. The maintenance light should blink, go solid, and then turn off.
  6. Take your finger off the “Trip Meter Reset” button.
  7. Turn off the car.
  8. Start the car again to make sure the light stays off.

Schedule Lexus Maintenance at Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold

Now that you know what the Lexus “Maintenance Required” light means, you can relax and visit our Freehold service center after you make an appointment. Our friendly technicians will be happy to help you with all of your maintenance and service needs.

While you’re here, don’t forget to check out our service specials and be sure to check out the Lexus RX 350 maintenance schedule to keep your Lexus RX in excellent shape! Come to us today for all of your Lexus service needs.

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