This article is all about the 2012 Toyota Prius Oil Reset which has to be done after every 5 thousand miles. The oil light also called “MAINT REQD” on some car makers, is not a warning light, rather, it is a reminder.
The maintenance required or oil change light is a reminder to you, that it is due time for maintenance again and changing of oil. If you take your 2012 Toyota Prius to a quick LUB store they will reset the light for you after changing the oil but if they forget to, you will have to.
2012 Toyota Prius Oil Reset Steps
Ideally, after traveling every 5000 miles, you need to perform an oil change (also called service) so the light comes on. Be sure to go through your car owner’s manual to be sure of what the light looks like on the dashboard.
- Make sure the odometer is reading as TRIP A or TRIP B, not the ( miles or kilometers of the car)
- Turn the car off
- Press and hold the ODO button and push the Power button to put the car in READY, while still holding the ODO button
- The odometer will display dashes —————-
and will count down and then display the normal odometer reading.
- Release the ODO button.
Please click Oil Reset to see the process for other car makes and model
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Engine Type Oil Viscosity and Capacity
This is a tabular representation of the 2012 Toyota Prius oil viscosity and capacity detailed information and it is important to know this as it will help in knowing the exact oil for your vehicle. This info. Comes in handy before and after the 2012 Toyota Prius oil change reset.
|Car Make, Model & Year||Engine||Capacity/Filter||Oil Change Intervals|
|Prius (USA) (NHW20) (2004 – 2005)||1NZ-FXE||3.7 l 3.91 US Quarts / Filter: 0.3 l 0.32 US Quarts||5 000 miles/ 6 months|
|Prius (CAN) (NHW20) (2004 – 2005)||1NZ-FXE||3.7 l 3.91 US Quarts / Filter: 0.3 l 0.32 US Quarts||8 000 km / 6 months|
|Prius (USA) (NHW20) (2006 – 2009)||1NZ-FXE||3.7 l 3.91 US Quarts / Filter: 0.3 l 0.32 US Quarts||5 000 miles/ 6 months|
|Prius (CAN) (NHW20) (2006 – 2009)||1NZ-FXE||3.7 l 3.91 US Quarts / Filter: 0.3 l 0.32 US Quarts||8 000 km / 6 months|
This article is a very comprehensive guide about the 2012 Toyota Prius Oil Reset, it also contains tabular details about engine type, oil viscosity, and capacity. Please do not forget to share this article using the share button below, who knows you might help someone who needs it.
All information provided on this page is for information purposes and it is basically a guide as to how to carry out the above subject matter. Due to the fact that their many varieties of the vehicle make and models, we strongly advise you to refer back to your car owner’s manual for the procedure if the one above is not working.