Lexus Maintenance Required Light Meaning Explained

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One day you’re driving happily along the roads of nearby Holmdel. Suddenly, a light flashes on your dashboard. It says, “Maintenance required.” What should you do? Should you pull over immediately and call roadside assistance? Don’t panic! That light isn’t indicating that there’s anything wrong with your car. At the same time, you shouldn’t completely ignore it. So, what does the Lexus “maintenance required” light mean? Is there a way to reset the Lexus maintenance light? Let’s find out!

What Does the Lexus Maintenance Required Light Mean?

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. Your service tech will reset the Lexus maintenance light once service is completed.

What’s Included in Regular Lexus Maintenance?

The regular 5,000-mile Lexus maintenance interval includes the following:

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

How to Reset the Lexus Maintenance Required Light

We recommend allowing your service tech to reset the light. However, if the light is still on after your car has been serviced, you can reset 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 make an appointment with our service center. Our friendly technicians will be happy to help you with all of your maintenance and service needs. You can even make an appointment online. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out our service specials. We’re just a short drive away from Colts Neck and Old Bridge, so schedule an appointment today!

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