How to Reset the Maintenance Light on Your Toyota RAV4

January 10th, 2019 by

2022 RAV4 Interior

If you haven’t serviced your Toyota RAV4 SUV in some time, you may notice that your RAV4 maintenance light is on. If you see the maintenance light illuminated on the dashboard of your Toyota RAV4, you’ll want to bring your vehicle to our service center for a reset of the maintenance light. Learn what may have caused your light to illuminate and how to reset the maintenance light on your RAV4 on your own with the help of Toyota of Downtown LA!

How To Reset Your RAV4 Maintenance Light

Is your RAV4’s service light still on, even though you’ve just had maintenance performed? You’ll want to turn it off, of course, AKA reset it. Toyota of Downtown LA is here to help you learn how to turn off the maintenance light of your Toyota RAV4. Just follow these simple steps to get your Toyota RAV4 dashboard back to normal with the maintenance required light off:

  • Put your key in the RAV4’s ignition. Turn it to position one. For clarification, position one is the position before starting the car.
  • Push and hold the trip meter reset button on the dashboard. Turn your key to position two.
  • Hold the odometer button for ten seconds. Your RAV4’s light should flash, perhaps beep, and then go out.
  • Once the light goes out, release the odometer button and start the car.
  • If you notice the light is still on, repeat this process of resetting the maintenance light on your Toyota RAV4 one or two more times. That way, you know you’ve successfully reset the maintenance light on your Toyota RAV4.
  • If you’re driving around Los Angeles and you notice the light is still on, you’ll need to service your vehicle. A maintenance light can signal a serious problem. Generally, your vehicle is just due for an oil change, but it’s worth consulting your Toyota service experts.

Toyota RAV4 Maintenance Schedule Checks

If you haven’t scheduled a regular car maintenance check recently, be sure to check your Toyota RAV4 owner’s manual for the precise recommended service intervals and schedule service as soon as you can. While Toyota SUVs are built for reliability, it’s very important that you follow these general maintenance intervals to ensure your RAV4 maintenance required light isn’t coming on for a good reason:

RAV4 Maintenance Every Three Months or 3,000 Miles

Every three months or 3,000 miles, perform the following vehicle maintenance checks:

  • Automatic transmission, power steering, wiper fluid levels
  • Engine oil and air filter
  • Belts, exhaust, and hoses
  • All lights inside and out
  • Fuel filter
  • Tire pressure, tread, and wear and tear

RAV4 Maintenance Every Six Months or 6,000 Miles

In addition to the above preventative maintenance, you’ll want to do these checks every six months or 6,000 miles:

  • Car battery and cables
  • Chassis lubrication
  • Windshield wipers
  • Polish your vehicle

Why is the Maintenance Required Light On in My Toyota RAV4?

There could be multiple reasons that the maintenance required light is on in your Toyota RAV4. Review some of the possibilities, and then have your vehicle checked at the Toyota of Downtown LA service center in order to discover the exact cause. Your maintenance required light could be on in your Toyota RAV4 because of a:

  • Loose gas cap
  • Faulty spark plug wires
  • Emissions system issues
  • Faulty catalytic converter
  • Airflow sensor errors

Get Your Toyota RAV4 Serviced in Los Angeles, CA

If this process doesn’t work, bring your vehicle to our service center for a maintenance light reset procedure and diagnostic service. Our highly trained mechanics can help care for your RAV4 and ensure the light turns off. Browse our service specials then schedule an appointment online to save your spot in line.


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