What Does the Lexus Maintenance Required Light Mean?

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You’re on your normal commute through Colts Neck when, all of a sudden, you notice a light pop on your dashboard. What does the Lexus Maintenance Required light mean, and what do you need to do to address it? At Ray Catena Lexus of Monmouth, we’re here to help!

The Lexus Maintenance Required light automatically flips on when you hit between 3,500 to 5,000 miles since your last service date. So while there’s no immediate issue with your Lexus, it is important to start thinking about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.

What the Lexus 5,000-Mile Maintenance Service Includes

Your 5,000-mile maintenance appointment includes a variety of services that will keep your Lexus car or SUV in top shape:

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

How Much Does Lexus Maintenance Service Cost?

So, how much will you pay for routine maintenance around the Toms River and Holmdel area? The answer depends on a number of factors. If you are driving a newer car, you might be covered under warranty. Your first and second maintenance appointments are included in your New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This usually happens between 5,000 miles/6 months and 10,000 miles/12 months, so don’t miss out on your chance for complimentary maintenance.

If you didn’t quite make the cut, a typical maintenance appointment falls, on average, between $75 to $135 for a well-maintained car. Older vehicles need to address more costly component maintenance like timing belts and ignition systems, which can raise the price.

How to Reset Your Lexus Maintenance Required Light

If you’d like to reset your maintenance light, it’s simple to do. Just follow these steps:

  1. Turn the ignition on.
  2. Flip the odometer/trip display to “ODO” mode or “TRIP A” mode.
  3. Switch the ignition off.
  4. Hold down the “Trip Meter Reset” button while turning the ignition switch back on.
  5. The maintenance light should blink, go solid, and then turn off.
  6. Release the “Trip Meter Reset” button.
  7. Turn the ignition off.
  8. Turn the ignition switch back on one last time to check your light.

Schedule Your Lexus Service Today

If it’s time for your next 5,000-mile maintenance appointment, let Ray Catena Lexus of Monmouth be your destination. Feel free to schedule your appointment online or contact us with any questions about our service menu!

Our Current Service Specials


(Reg. $199.95)

Present upon arrival. One per customer. No cash value. No further discounts apply. See dealer for details. Expires 06/30/2022.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2022

We now offer double the factory parts warranty from 1-year/12,000 miles to 2-year/25,000 miles

Valid on customer pay parts installed at a Ray Catena Dealership.

2 year or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Excludes all wear and tear items and factory rebuilt units. Based on what's called for in vehicle owner's manual. See advisor for details.


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