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!

More from Lexus of Pleasanton

  • 2021 Lexus RX Hybrid Reviews

    Fuel-conscious commuters in Fremont love the new Lexus RX Hybrid SUV for its efficiency-focused performance. You’ve likely seen the RX many times on local highways, but before you secure the keys yourself, you may wonder how the RX Hybrid trim has been perceived by industry reviewers. As always, Lexus of Pleasanton has the information you seek! Read…

  • 2021 Lexus ES Hybrid Reviews

    Are you searching for a more efficient way to make your daily trek from Pleasanton to Dublin? The 2021 Lexus ES Hybrid sedan delivers the fuel-saving benefits of hybrid power, without sacrificing the luxury driving experience you desire. Find out why so many drivers are trading up for a new ES Hybrid by catching up…

  • 2021 Lexus RX Hybrid Gas Mileage

    Drivers from Fremont to Dublin are looking for a luxury hybrid SUV to enhance their daily driving experience. Whether you’re interested in going green or you’d simply prefer to stop less for fuel, the 2021 Lexus RX Hybrid is worth checking out. Not only does this Lexus SUV provide great fuel economy for your daily…

Contact Us

925-401-3565

Call Now

4345 Rosewood Dr • Pleasanton, CA 94588

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-7pm

Lexus of Pleasanton 37.700908, -121.876737.