What to Do When Your Lexus Maintenance Required Light is On

What to Do When Your Lexus Maintenance Required Light is On

If you are seeing the Maintenance Required light on the dashboard of your Lexus, it isn’t a bad thing. So, what do you need to do? We are programmed to pay attention when a warning light comes on the dashboard of our cars. Most of the time,when a dashboard light illuminates we experience the increased heart rate and sweaty palms that accompany a feeling of fear or dread. This is especially true when the Check Engine light comes on because it usually means something bad has happened with the operation of the car. But, not to worry here, because Lexus has given us something like a personal assistant, so to speak, in the Maintenance Required light. 

The Lexus Maintenance Required is a light that reminds us there is something that we need to do, but it isn’t an urgent requirement. It doesn’t mean that something is terribly wrong. This article explains the meaning of this light so you know what to do. And, the first thing to not do is panic!

What is the Maintenance Required Light?

The Maintenance Required light on the Lexus dashboard is a relatively new symbol that you may not be familiar with. It is actually a reminder for drivers that comes on automatically after around 3,500 to 5,000 miles since your last service date. It doesn’t mean anything is wrong with your Lexus. It is to let you know that you need to start thinking about your next 5,000-mile maintenance service. Whew! What a relief.

What Does the 5,000-Mile Interval Service Entail?

When it’s time to schedule your luxury vehicle’s next 5,000-mile maintenance, these are the tasks that will be completed during the service:

- Engine oil change

- Oil filter change

- Tire rotation

- Fluid inspection and fluid adjustment

- Multi-point inspection

Note that there can also be other service tasks needed, depending on the Lexus model you have and whether anything comes up during the multi-point inspection.

What Is the Cost of Lexus 5,000-Mile Maintenance?

If your vehicle is still covered by the factory new vehicle limited warranty, the first and second scheduled maintenance services are complimentary. For the average driver, these maintenance services are usually around 6 months for the 5,000 miles and 12 months for the 10,000 miles. If you don’t have the warranty coverage, the Lexus 5,000-mile maintenance cost ranges anywhere from $75 to $135. However, if your Lexus is a little older with higher mileage, you may have other things that need to be repaired like timing belts, ignition tune-ups, and other common auto maintenance tasks that will add to the costs for maintenance.

Can You Reset the Lexus Maintenance Required Light?

If the light comes on after you’ve scheduled the 5,000-mile service, or after you’ve had the necessary services performed, you may want to turn the light off by resetting it. You can do so by following these steps:

1) Turn the ignition on.

2) Flip your odometer/trip display to “ODO” mode or “TRIP A” mode, depending on the car model.

3) Turn the ignition switch off.

4) Hold down the Trip Meter Reset button while turning the ignition switch back on.

5) The maintenance light will blink, turn solid, and then turn off.

6) Release the Trip Meter Reset button.

7) Turn the ignition off.

8) Turn the ignition switch back on and make sure the Lexus Maintenance Required light goes out.

Call Us Today!

Call us at Reliable Imports to perform the 5,000-mile service maintenance when your Lexus Maintenance Required light reminds you the service is coming up. Our technicians are ready to ensure your Lexus is performing at its optimum! Call us today at 919-324-3019 to schedule an appointment.


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