What does light maint reqd mean on rav4? We r on the road on a long trip in the middle of the night and the light just came on. Is it urgent or just oil change?

Asked by Dec 31, 2012 at 08:48 PM about the 2011 Toyota RAV4 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

1,775

How many miles are you at? typically the light can come on because your gas cap is loose (similar to a check engine light).. it probably isn't anything that needs immediate attention unless you start noticing a major decrease in gas mileage or sputtering... check your oil level and see if you need to add a quart could be a good step to check, same with your other fluids, maybe your air filter clogged.. it could be a number of things, but unless anything is noticeably wrong, you can probably do just fine through out the trip.

30 out of 30 people think this is helpful.
1,775

you can turn the light off after you check your oil... step 1 Turn the engine switch off with the trip meter A reading shown. Step 2 While pressing the trip meter reset button, turn the engine switch to the β€œON” position. step 3 Press and hold the button until the trip meter displays β€œ000000”. --- oil changes every 5k miles is the normal fault to trigger the light

69 out of 69 people think this is helpful.
150

how to change the tranny fluid and my rav4 is burning oil

15 out of 15 people think this is helpful.
90

Maintenance Required light never comes on due to a loose gas cap. The check engine light comes on for a loose gas cap. Your Maintenance Required light is due to needing an oil change. If you have recently got an oil change, the person who changed it probably forgot to reset the light.

7 out of 7 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

RAV4

Looking for a Used RAV4 in your area?

CarGurus has 62,274 nationwide RAV4 listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Toyota RAV4 Questions

Toyota RAV4 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,480
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,320
#3 Robert Mitchell
Robert Mitchell
Reputation 980
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda CR-V
904 Great Deals out of 61,520 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Highlander
522 Great Deals out of 25,542 listings starting at $2,100
Used Toyota Camry
1,086 Great Deals out of 98,044 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota 4Runner
328 Great Deals out of 20,882 listings starting at $1,990
Used Toyota Corolla
924 Great Deals out of 74,282 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Rogue
586 Great Deals out of 75,164 listings starting at $3,495
Used Ford Escape
1,213 Great Deals out of 90,427 listings starting at $1,295
Used Subaru Forester
263 Great Deals out of 22,741 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Tacoma
627 Great Deals out of 35,082 listings starting at $2,155
Used Honda Accord
888 Great Deals out of 82,090 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Murano
384 Great Deals out of 22,715 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Pilot
480 Great Deals out of 19,836 listings starting at $950
Used Honda Civic
705 Great Deals out of 77,526 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
301 Great Deals out of 16,529 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
42,320 listings starting at $21,754
2016 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
88 Great Deals out of 2,771 listings starting at $17,699
2015 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
115 Great Deals out of 3,404 listings starting at $13,750
2014 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
132 Great Deals out of 3,376 listings starting at $13,185
2013 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
131 Great Deals out of 3,386 listings starting at $11,783