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"perform service" recently appeared on

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  • sandikc Jan 04, 2011

    so.......I should re-set the service calendar?

  • sandikc Jan 04, 2011

    I have checked out the manual..... and the warning "perform service" is listed. The manual gives me no clue as to what the probblem is. It does not tell me if the warning is for general maintenance, major motor repair..... or even if it is a coolant or alternater problem

  • sandikc Jan 04, 2011

    I am an elderly lady that has very limited access to "getting out of the house"! I care for small children during the day..... so running the van to a garage is pretty much out of the scope of a normal day. Have you seen this warning before? I am afraid to reset all service reminders on the same overhead system...... but will do so if you think it will cause no problems!



    ty for your help


  • sandikc Jan 04, 2011

    since my users manual does not give me the reason for the "perform service" warning, I am not sure if just resetting the warning is the answer! Any suggestions as to why this warning is coming up?

  • sandikc Jan 04, 2011

    Do you feel that this is a valid warning for my vehicle? Or is it just one of those ... pay the dealership/repair shop warnings?

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Welcome to Fixya

Look in to your manual on how to set it.

SERVICE INTER - The options include from 3200 to 12000 kilometers in 800 kilometer increments (2000 to 7500 miles in 500 mile increments). The default is 12000 kilometers (7500 miles). The selected distance becomes the interval at which the Perform Service warning message will be displayed by the EVIC. If a new distance is selected, a second programmable feature
appears, RESET SERVICE DISTANCE? - The options include No and Yes. The default is Yes. When Yes is selected, the accumulated distance since the last previous Perform Service warning message will be reset to zero because the service interval has been changed. When No is selected, the distance until the next Perform Service warning message is reduced by the accumulated distance since the last previous message.

USE FACTORY SETTINGS? - The options include Yes and No. The default is Yes. When yes is selected all the programmable features will return to there defaults and the rest of the programmable features will not be displayed. If No is selected the rest of the programmable features will be displayed at there current chosen values. This feature will automatically return to the Yes default under two conditions. First, if no programmable features are changed from there defaults. Second, if all the programmable features equal there defaults.

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    Jose Cada Jan 04, 2011

    It is a valid warning. But nothing much to worry since this will simply tells you to check your car for regular maintenance. I recommend to bring the car to nearest dealership and have a complete maintenance check up and have it reset.

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Its hard to answer that question. Today's cars have pretty good computers in them. They will spot something going out, and turn on the light. Manufacturers also p reprogram certain mileage system checks. Your local mechanic can put your vehicle on the computer to see whats wrong, or if its just a reset for the service check. He will be cheaper than the dealership. If your not sure about a mechanic, ask friends who they use. You can check them out with the BBB. A really great shop will have the ASE sign posted. Their people have taken the ASE test and passed. I know this is just a general answer, but I grew up in days of cars that didn't have computers, and we really had to work on a car. I do hope this gives you some idea of what to do.

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    Thomas Duguay Jan 04, 2011

    some computers are generally set to 75,000and 125,000 for service maintenance. I really can't be sure of how the van is set. The service light is set in a computer to light up when something will not register the normal reading to the computer. Have your local mechanic check it out. It just may be a false reading from your oxygen sensor. If it's nothing, at least they can reset the unit to turn the light out, until you need to know something is wrong.

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