If your car has been displaying a maintenance light warning when you want after you took it for servicing, the fix is quite easy. Luckily, you do not need to take it to a repair shop; you can reset the maintenance light at home. This article will show you how to reset the Toyota Sienna maintenance required light.
How to Reset the Toyota Sienna Maintenance Warning
The Toyota Sienna is a family minivan offered by Toyota Motors. Like other Toyota models, this car comes with a Maintenance Required Light warning on the dashboard. It may appear on your dashboard as a MAINT REQD notification in older models or Maintenance Required in newer models.
Most Toyota cars send out this warning to remind you to run a maintenance check of your vehicle, depending on the mileage on your car's maintenance schedule. For example, this light could come on when you drive after taking your car for servicing. Your mechanic might have simply forgotten to reset the maintenance light data in such an instance, and a simple fix should work.
In another scenario, the light can come on before you take the car for service, and the warning should indicate the need for vital maintenance such as oil changes. When resetting the Toyota Sienna maintenance light, you need to consider your Toyota Sienna model.
This article will explore how to react when the maintenance light turns on in older and newer Toyota Sienna models.
1. Resetting maintenance data on older Toyota Sienna Models
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Here is how to reset the maintenance light in the 2004-2010 Toyota Sienna models after an oil change or other servicing.
Step 1: Turn your car's Ignition on without starting the engine.
Step 2: Locate the odo/trip meter and press it until you get the odometer display on your dashboard.
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Step 3: Turn the Ignition off.
Step 4: With the Ignition off, press and hold the ODO/ trip button. Then turn on the Ignition to the run position, and ensure you do not start the engine for this step. Next, hold the Trip or Odometer button for about five seconds until the odometer reading displays six zeros.
Step 5: Turn the Ignition off after the odometer reading. After your odometer reads all zeros, you have successfully reset maintenance light on your Toyota Sienna, and you can drive without the annoying warning.
2. How to perform the maintenance reset on newer Toyota Sienna models
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These steps can help you reset maintenance light on Sienna models released later than 2011. However, before accessing these vehicle settings, ensure your car is fully serviced, including changing the engine oil.
Step 1: Turn on the Ignition, but do not start the engine.
Step 2: Access the Trip button and press it to display Trip A on your dashboard.
Step 3: Turn the Ignition off once you get the Trip A reading.
Step 4: Press and hold your car's ODO/Trip button, then turn on the Ignition. However, do not start the engine. When you hold the ODO/trip button for about five seconds, the rectangular display will show a "RESETTING MAINTENANCE DATA /" 000000" message.
Step 5: Once the maintenance reset is complete, the display will restart and show the Sienna name. After this, you can turn the Ignition off, and your car will be ready to drive.
When your recently serviced Toyota Sienna displays a Maintenance required light warning on the dashboard, you can easily fix it in a few minutes without calling a mechanic. This article has detailed two methods your can follow to reset maintenance light warnings, but you always need to ensure you reset data after an oil change or oil filter change so your car is safe to drive.
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