2009 Matrix: MAINT REQD flashing, ... What needs to be done?

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Old 07-08-19, 01:32 PM
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2009 Matrix: MAINT REQD flashing, ... What needs to be done?

Hello:
This morning, I noticed 'MAIN REOR' flashing upon started an engine. The car is '2009 MATRIC' which running REALLY well without any issues attached.

The flashing/warning sign appears to me I need to take it to the shop?

Thanks for any help in advance.
 

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What is a 2009 MATRIC ??
 
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If the check engine light is flashing that normally means a serious issue. I'd at least hook up a code reader to see what it says. Many parts stores do that for free.

Like Pete said - what is a Matric??
 
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Old 07-08-19, 01:40 PM
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Matric = Matrix.

And I assume main reor = maintenence required.

I love autocorrect.
 
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Toyota Matrix and the MAINT RQRD = maintenance required.
Reset maint rqrd video
 
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Sorry, ..... '2009 Corolla MATRIX' which runs really well with low mileage. I'd plan to part-store for hooking-up. Seems no need to go to the shop which may charge me a lot.
 
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On my 2009 Camry it means it is time to change the oil. I think 5000 miles since last reset. I forget exact reset procedure but I found it on a YouTube via a Google search.
 
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Maint req'd, as Furd says, normally means oil change. As I recall, the message comes on when it's time for an oil change and FLASHES if you ignore it for more than a set number of miles, in other words oil change NOW.
 
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Well, on my Toyotas it went from Maintenance Required Soon>Maintenance Required> to being unable to get out of that menu, as it will cover other vehicle information on display. THEN you MUST do maintenance.
Probably just oil. Honda tosses a specific maintenance item code on display, Toyota does not. Normal for Toyota is 5000 mile interval.
OP, change oil. No need to go to parts store for "hook up".
 
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What does the owners manual say about the flashing light ??....
 
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Old 07-10-19, 05:11 AM
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Here it is officially:

Illuminates for about 3 seconds
and then flashes for
about 15 seconds approximately
4500 miles (7200
km) after the engine oil is
changed: Indicates that the
engine oil is scheduled to be
changed.

Comes on and remains on if
the distance driven exceeds
5000 miles (8000 km): Indicates
that the engine oil
should be changed.
 
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