How to Reset Toyota Prius Warning Lights

A car owner trying to figure out how to reset their car warning lights


What do you do when you see those Toyota Prius warning lights pop up? If you see your Toyota maintenance light activated, there’s no need to panic. Your Prius warning lights are indicating that your Prius is due for service soon. If it’s been about 5,000 miles since you last had your oil changed, for example, you’ll see an indicator light letting you know that it’s time to schedule service at your Ontario service center near Rancho Cucamonga. 

Don’t Drive with a Dash Light On: Schedule Service Now!

Continuing to drive with your Toyota Prius maintenance light flashing isn’t a good idea. The following steps can be taken to reset Toyota Prius warning lights. It’s important to note that your warning light is likely on for a reason, though. Accordingly, we always recommend that if your warning light comes on, you bring your Prius to our service center! Contact us  to schedule service so one of our Toyota-trained technicians can reset the light for you.

How to Reset a Toyota Maintenance Light in Five Easy Steps

There are many causes for a Toyota maintenance light being activated, some serious, some less so. Check your Toyota Prius maintenance schedule to see if it’s time for your next tire rotation, oil change, or other routine maintenance. If it is, you’ll want to schedule service ASAP

Even if your light is coming on due to another cause, our Toyota service center is the best place to go in order to figure out the cause of the light being on before you jump to conclusions and assume it’s okay to reset yourself. If, however, you’re a determined and experienced DIY-type, you can follow the five steps below, and the procedure should help you reset your maintenance light: 

  1. Place your key into your Prius ignition until it’s on, but not started. 
  2. Click and the trip reset button found near the odometer until “Trip A” appears on your Prius center screen. 
  3. Keep holding the Prius trip reset button and turn your key back towards the “Off” position. 
  4. Turn your Prius key to the “On” position. 
  5. Continue holding your Prius reset button until you see the number near the odometer reach 0. You’ve succeeded in resetting your Toyota maintenance light!

Why Choose the John Elway's Crown Toyota Service Center?

Choosing John Elway's Crown Toyota near Fontana ensures that you’ll enjoy our service specials and the overwhelming benefits of ToyotaCare. Most local repair shops aren’t fully prepared to handle your Toyota Prius vehicle maintenance, and won’t know how to reset the maintenance light themselves. Coming into our service center means that you’ll avoid the hassle of trying to reset your Toyota Prius warning lights each time you need service. Plus we offer:

  • A convenient Ontario location
  • A team of Toyota-trained technicians who know the Hybrid Synergy Drive inside and out
  • Service amenities you won’t experience elsewhere like shuttle service and loaners
  • …And much more!

Discover More About Toyota Service from John Elway's Crown Toyota! 

Ready to learn more about your Toyota Prius warning lights, or do you need additional information? Our service department is right here for you near Chino. Take a moment to review our current service specials and parts specials to get the most out of your next service appointment! Then schedule service online. We look forward to seeing you today! 

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