How To Easily Reset The Maintenance Light On A Toyota Sienna

With only four generations over 24 years, Sienna has proven its durability and long service life. In an effort to keep the minivan in as good of a condition as possible, Toyota has installed them with maintenance lights that will remind and warn the owner to complete due maintenance. I’ll focus on the reset oil scenario as it’s by far the most common, but the methods presented can be applied to any maintenance cycle.

Toyota Sienna Fourth Generation (2020 – Present)

The latest Toyota Sienna maintenance required light can be reset by using the navigation controls located on the right instrument cluster of the steering wheel, and the center-mounted display. As a brand new model, the fourth generation surely has a warranty period with a lot of fine print text. As trivial as it sounds, resetting maintenance light could void the warranty, so consult with the dealership or authorized mechanic before following the steps.

  1. Set the ignition to On, without starting the engine.
  2. Wait for the Sienna logo to disappear from the dashboard display.
  3. Navigate through settings using steering-mounted controls until you find Maintenance Reset.
  4. Select the menu by pressing the center button of the navigation controls. If you misclick and enter the wrong menu, you can use the back button to return to the menu selection.
  5. Select Yes from the menu prompt to successfully reset the maintenance light.

Toyota Sienna Third Generation (2010 – 2020)

The third generation is one of the most successful minivans with a production life of 10 years. Depending on the exact model year, your vehicle could still be in the warranty period, so make sure you’re allowed to reset the maintenance light.

  1. Turn the ignition to On, or turn on the engine.
  2. Navigate the center display using the ODO TRIP button located within the speedometer.
  3. Once you’ve found the ODO menu, turn the ignition off.
  4. Press and hold the trip button. Do not release it through the following steps.
  5. Press the ignition button once, then wait for the Engine Start procedure to show up.
  6. Press and hold the ignition button until the maintenance light disappears.
  7. Release the trip button and the ignition button.

Toyota Sienna Second Generation (1997 – 2003)

The second-generation uses the odometer knob and the small display located within the rev gauge on the instrument panel. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Set the ignition on and wait for the instrument panel to light up.
  2. Navigate the menu using the odometer knob until you’ve found ODO reading.
  3. Turn the ignition off.
  4. Press and hold the odometer knob and turn the ignition back on.
  5. Once the odometer reading flashes zero, you’ve successfully reset the maintenance light.

Toyota Sienna First Generation (2003 – 2010)

The earliest Sienna has a maintenance light as well, so I’ll show you how to reset it:

  1. Ignition should be turned on, but without starting the engine.
  2. Using the trip knob and small display located on the driver dashboard, navigate the menus until you find the ODO reading.
  3. Turn the ignition off, then press and hold the trip button.
  4. Turn the ignition back on. The display will show ‘-‘ signs disappearing one by one until the original ODO reading is shown.
  5. You’ve successfully reset the maintenance light, and can let go of the ODO knob.

FAQs

Do I need any tools for the task?

Regardless of the generation, you won’t need any tools to reset the maintenance light, only the ignition key.

Are there any risks involved?

The procedure is completely safe and risk-free, provided that you actually changed the oil.

How long does the process take?

Even if you miss the maintenance menu and have to repeat the process, it shouldn’t take longer than a minute.

Summary

Maintenance light can be annoying, especially if you’re following your own maintenance cycles, rather than what the vehicle tells you. Fortunately, resetting it is an easy task, so the next time it shows up, you can reset it in a matter of seconds. I hope you’ve found this article useful, and check out our other guides if you’d like to learn more!