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How To Reset Maintenance Required Light In 2009-2015 Toyota Venza After Oil Change



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This article shows you the steps for resetting the maintenance required light on the dashboard of Toyota Venza. The procedure is same for first generation Toyota Venza (2009 – 2015).

The Toyota Venza’s ‘maint reqd’ light simply means a service interval has been met. And this means engine oil is due for change. It comes on 5,000 miles after the last time it was reset.

This light comes on strictly as a function of those miles; it has no way of knowing whether your oil has or hasn’t been changed in the interim, and it never, ever is an indication of something being wrong. So your heart doesn’t skip a bit whenever it pops up on your dashboard.

Below are the steps you should follow to reset the maintenance required light in your 2009 – 2015 Toyota Venza.

Start the engine and press the odometer button to bring up the trip meter A reading.

A. Vehicles with smart key system:

  • Turn the “ENGINE START STOP” switch off.
  • While pressing the Trip Meter reset button, press the “ENGINE START STOP” switch once (do not start engine).
  • Continue to press and hold the button until the trip meter displays “000000”.
  • Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.

B. Vehicles without smart key system:

  • Turn the ignition switch off.
  • While holding down the trip meter reset knob turn the ignition to run (one position before starting engine).
  • Hold down knob for at least 5 seconds. The odometer indicates “000000” and the light goes off. If the system fails to reset, the light will continue flashing.
  • Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.

Below is a video for the purpose of clarity;

Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.