The Toyota 4Runner will display a ‘Maintenance Required‘ message on the instrument panel to remind you when an oil change is due. This notification will display once the vehicle travels 4,500 miles since the last reset.
Once service has been performed, you can reset the maintenance light using these steps.
1995 – 2023 Models
- Ensure all doors are closed before proceeding with the reset.
- Turn the ignition of the vehicle “On.” On push button models, press the Engine Start button two times. Do not start the engine.
- Press the “Odometer/Trip” stem button located on the instrument panel to toggle the display to show the Trip A mileage.
- Turn the ignition “Off.”
- Press and hold the “Odometer/Trip” stem button on the dashboard to the right of the steering wheel.
- Continue to hold the “Odometer/Trip” button while switching the ignition of the vehicle on. On push button models, press the Engine Start button two times without holding the brake. Do not start the engine.
- Hold the trip reset button until the maintenance light stops flashing and remains off. This usually takes about 10 seconds.
- Turn the key to the “Off” position.
- Turn your car on fully to ensure the maintenance light is off.
- When the odometer displays all zeros, it will confirm the maintenance light has been reset.
If the steps didn’t work for you, try them again. I hope this guide has helped you learn how to reset the maintenance light on the Toyota 4Runner. If you have any questions, feel free to leave one in the comments.
3 thoughts on “Toyota 4Runner: How to Reset Maintenance Light”
2019 Toyota 4runner premium: worked first try.
Did NOT work on my 2016 4Runner