How to reset the Oil Maintenance message for 2008 Toyoyta Avalon

  • Turn the key to the on position.
  • Determine that the odometer reading is displayed. (It’s the trip-meter “A” that you want to be displaying.)
  • Turn the key back off.
  • Push and hold the reset button for the trip meters. (Same button as used to navigate between the odometer and the two trip meters.)
  • While continuing to depress the reset button, turn the key back to the “on” position, but not so far as the “start” position. The odometer display should come up with a series of dashes that disappear one by one. When they’ve all disappeared, a series of zeros will display. Continue holding the reset button until all of the zeros clear and the odometer (or trip meter “A”) reading returns.

The maintenance-required light should be off, and the vehicle will now be counting toward the next 5,000 interval, at which time it will turn on again.