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Maintenance required light

My mom just bought a 2007 toyota yaris less than two months ago. An oil change is not due for another 800 miles, and the car seems to be running fine with no discernable problems. Two days ago, the "maint req" light came on and has remained on since then. I have checked all the fluids, including the oil level and coolant levels, filling up the coolant which seemed low, but this has not made any difference in the presence of the light. Is there anything else I can do to avoid going to the dealership to fix this problem?

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  • faybn Jul 01, 2008

    The matnenience required light stays on, everything has been done and checked, but it remains. Is this a dealer issue?

  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    I have the same problem and I just bought it 2 months ago.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Oil change light is on but just got and oil change about a month ago. Oil was low and added about a half quart to the full level and light is still on.


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I just tried this and it worked!
I got it from this site:

  1. open car door
  2. put key in ignition
  3. keep door open while turning key to “ON” position (not starting the car, just ‘ON’)
  4. turn the odometer to “TRIP A”
  5. hold down the odometer reset button and quickly turn the car to ‘OFF’
  6. now wait 5-10 seconds and turn the car back to “ON” while STILL holding down the button
  7. a few ——- (dashes) should appear and a countdown will begin and it will reset itself.
  8. now your light is off and you can start your car!

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Worked great. Thank you Mondo Teeno.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

It's a reminder based on milage to change your oil. Comes on at about 4500 miles. Don't reset it till you've changed your oil. And the door only needs to be opened to enter the car, not reset the light...

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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