Toyota Prius: Reset ‘Maintenance Required’ Light

The “Maintenance Required” light will illuminate on your Toyota Prius after 5,000 miles of traveling since the last time the light has been reset. This notification tells you that you are due for an oil change. If you wish to reset the “Maintenance Required” light, just follow these steps.


2016-2021 Models

  1. Press the “Power” button once to activate the hybrid system.
  2. Use the Left and Right arrows to select the “GearToyota Gear Icon icon on the info display.
  3. Use the Up and Down arrows to select Toyota Vehicle SettingsVehicle Settings“, then press Toyota Select Button.
  4. Use the arrows to select “Maintenance System“, then press Toyota Select Button.
  5. Use the arrows to select “Oil Maintenance“, then press Toyota Select Button.
  6. Select “Yes“, then press Toyota Select Button.

2008-2015 Models

  1. Switch the ignition to “On” without starting the engine.
  2. Press “Trip” or “MPH” button (depending on model) to toggle the odometer display to “Trip A“.
  3. Turn the vehicle completely off.
  4. Press and hold the “Trip” or “MPH” button.
  5. Continue to hold the “Trip” or “MPH” button while switching the ignition to “On” without starting the engine. Release the button when the trip meter is set to all zeros.

1997-2007 Models

  1. Switch the ignition to “On” without starting the engine.
  2. Press “Trip” button (depending on model) to toggle the display the full odometer mileage (not trip mileage).
  3. Turn the vehicle completely off.
  4. Press and hold the “Trip” button.
  5. Continue to hold the “Trip” button while turning the ignition to “On” without starting the engine. Release the button when the trip meter is set to all zeros.

I hope this guide has helped you reset the Maintenance Required light on your Toyota Prius. Let me know how it worked out for you by dropping a comment below.

5 thoughts on “Toyota Prius: Reset ‘Maintenance Required’ Light”

  1. 2017 Prius. Pressing the start button without stepping on the brake did not “activate the hybrid system” as step 1 claimed it would. Instead, I stepped on the brake and turned on the car and then followed the rest of the instructions and turned off the warning message.

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  2. I have a 2021 Prius Prime. My oil change is every 10k and I can get that changed but the 5K required maintenance see your dealer still shows up. I get my tires rotated cheaper near my home and do not want the dealer hounding me for extra BS services. What can I do? The information above does not stop the 5K message.

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