What Does the Lexus Maintenance Required Light Mean?

If you’re driving through Fremont and a symbol you’ve never seen before illuminates on your dashboard saying “Maintenance Required,” you might wonder, what does the Lexus Maintenance Required light mean and what should you do about it? The Lexus Maintenance Required light triggers automatically when you’ve driven 3,500 – 5,000 miles since your vehicle’s last service date. It is not telling you that there is an immediate issue with your vehicle but serves as a reminder that you’re nearing the next 5,000-mile maintenance interval. Below, the service team at Lexus of Pleasanton provides more insight into Lexus maintenance.

What Does 5,000-Mile Maintenance Entail?

When the Lexus Maintenance Required light tells you it’s time to schedule your luxury vehicle’s next 5,000-mile maintenance, the following service tasks will be completed:

  • Engine oil change
  • Oil filter change
  • Tire rotation
  • Fluid inspection and fluid adjustment
  • Multi-point inspection

Depending on the Lexus model you’re driving in Dublin and whether anything comes up during the multi-point inspection, there may be other service tasks required as well.

How Much Does Lexus Maintenance Cost?

If your vehicle is newer and still covered by the factory new vehicle limited warranty, your first and second scheduled maintenance services are complimentary! These tend to fall at 5,000 miles/6 months and 10,000 miles/12 months for the average driver. Otherwise, the Lexus 5,000-mile maintenance cost typically ranges anywhere from $75 to $135. However, if your Lexus vehicle is getting a little older and nearing higher mileage, there may be things like timing belt repairs, ignition tune-ups, and other common auto maintenance tasks to factor into the total Lexus maintenance cost.

Can I Reset the Lexus Maintenance Light?

Some Livermore drivers are so diligent about their Lexus maintenance, they know to schedule their 5,000-mile service before the Lexus Maintenance Required light even has a chance to tell them to do so. But what if the maintenance light illuminates after you’ve already had the necessary services carried out? Can you reset the Lexus maintenance light? Yes! The process is pretty simple:

  • Turn the ignition on
  • Depending on your model, flip the odometer/trip display to “ODO” mode or “TRIP A” mode
  • Switch the ignition off
  • Hold down the “Trip Meter Reset” button while turning the ignition switch back on
  • The maintenance light should blink, go solid, and then turn off
  • Release the “Trip Meter Reset” button
  • Turn the ignition off
  • Finally, turn the ignition switch back on one last time to make sure the maintenance light remains off

Schedule Lexus Maintenance at Lexus of Pleasanton!

The Lexus Maintenance Required light means it’s time to schedule an appointment with the service center at Lexus of Pleasanton! We’re a trusted resource for all things Lexus in Pleasanton. If you have any lingering questions before scheduling maintenance, like how much a Lexus oil change costs, please don’t hesitate to contact our team online or call us directly at 925-401-3565. And don’t forget – always check our service specials for competitive prices on Lexus service!

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