Hello, good morning, everyone? Today I want to show you how to reset the wrench light or maintenance minder on the Toyota Yaris. The maintenance required light just to let you know it’s time to do an oil change. You might not have time to do the oil change, and what happens if that maintenance light flashes? Come and call the dealer. They’ll take care of it.
I personally love doing as much of my own maintenance on my car as possible. It’s cheaper to DIY but take care of your stuff. It’ll give you a much better understanding of your car and learn a lot about vehicles and their systems. So for all those people that like to change their own oil but don’t know how to reset it, these are the steps.
Resetting Wrench Light in Toyota Yaris (2019-2020)
Time needed: 3 minutes
I have done an oil change on my Toyota Yaris, and now I’m gonna show you how to reset the maintenance required in this car. So what you gonna do is:
First, we’re gonna turn on the switch only without starting the engine
If your vehicle has a Smart key button, press the START-STOP ENGINE button twice without stepping on the brake pedal
Press the HOME button
Next, we gonna access the main screen by pressing the Home button on the center console
From the main menu, go to APPLICATION
Select the APPLICATION menu by touching the screen or using the commander switch on the centre console
Then we’re gonna scroll down until we see Maintenance, and then go to the menu
Select SCHEDULED or OIL CHANGE
You can choose the SCHEDULED or the OIL CHANGE menu, depending on your needs. This menu lets you reset an engine oil or distance reminder at a specific interval
Tap the touch screen or use the commander switch to select
When a confirmation dialogue appears, select RESET to continue
2021-2024 Yaris Maintenance Reset Guide
Next, I’ll show you how to reset the oil maintenance light on the 2021 to 2024 Toyota Yaris. You can reset this minder by using the navigation button on the steering wheel. So let’s try to do it.
Step 1 : Turn on your car.
Step 2 : Use the up or down navigation button on the steering wheel to highlight the ⚙️ gear icon
Step 3 : Use the right navigation button to find the Vehicle Settings
Step 4 : Hold down the OK button to enter the menu
Step 5 : Go down to Oil Maintenance and press ok
Step 6 : Select YES to confirm the reset data, and you’re done.
For your info, this operation works for the fourth generation of the Toyota Yaris (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 model years). For the older ones, you can get it here.
Toyota Yaris Warning Light Meaning
If you own a Toyota Yaris, you may have noticed that your dashboard displays a yellow adjustable warning symbol. You may not be sure what this light means or what to do if it happens to you. In this article, you’ll learn how to interpret the wrench symbol and how to repair your car. If your Yaris’ warning symbol is on, you must fix it immediately! Let’s start by explaining what the wrench symbol means.
Yaris Wrench Light
If your Toyota Yaris suddenly starts flashing with a yellow adjustable wrench symbol, you may wonder what this means. A check engine light means something is wrong with your car, while a wrench light is a simple reminder to perform scheduled maintenance. This maintenance can include oil, tire rotations, transmission fluid, and engine coolant changes. Regular maintenance will help keep your vehicle running properly, protect your car from damage, and allow a mechanic to check the engine for problems.
So don’t freak out if you see a light wrench on your dashboard. When the Yaris wrench light comes on, it means that it’s time for oil changes or other scheduled maintenance. You can clean it yourself at home or take it to a mechanic.
Check Engine Light
If your Toyota Yaris shows a check engine light, there is probably a problem. It may be an emissions system component, such as a catalytic converter or sensor. The Check Engine Light is a warning that indicates the engine diagnostics has detected a fault. The light may also indicate a problem with the engine, transmission, or emission system. A trained automotive technician will use diagnostic trouble codes to diagnose and troubleshoot the problem and give you a reasonable estimate of the repair costs.
When the check engine light is illuminated, your car will run in default mode or use more fuel. This may lead to increased fuel consumption and a higher risk of catalytic converter damage. You can also check your car’s engine’s performance by having your mechanic inspect your vehicle engine’s performance. The best way to find out which part needs repair is to take your Toyota Yaris to a Toyota-certified mechanic. The cost of aftermarket parts is slightly higher, but you can avoid costly problems caused by improper installation.
Reduced Power Warning Light
If you notice a reduced power warning light on your Toyota Yaris, it is time to check it out. The reduced engine power light can signal several severe problems with your vehicle. Keeping the warning light on will help you identify the problem quickly, repair it yourself, or take it to a mechanic. But be sure to check the engine and its parts before you attempt any repairs.
A damaged throttle body sensor is another possible cause of the reduced power warning light. This sensor helps the engine control the air intake. If it’s clogged with carbon, it can cause the engine to believe it is not getting enough air. The engine will attempt to compensate for the reduced air intake by cutting power. To fix this, you should first inspect the throttle body sensor. It’s a relatively easy repair and shouldn’t cost you too much.
Coolant Temperature Warning Light
Your engine is overheating if your Toyota Yaris has a coolant temperature warning light. This light flashes for a second or two after starting the car and will remain illuminated if the temperature rises above the specified limit. If the warning light remains illuminated, you need to stop the vehicle immediately and get some auto care. A warning light means that your engine is overheating, and you need to find a safe location to stop your car and get some immediate attention.
FAQ – Yaris Maintenance Service
What’s my 2020 Toyota Yaris engine oil capacity?
According to the manufacturer, the engine oil capacity of the 2020 Toyota Yaris is 4.4 quarts with the filter and 4.1 quarts without it. Toyota genuine motor oil SAE 0W-20 or an API-approved equivalent is suggested for these engines.
What coolant do I need for my Toyota Yaris?
For the Toyota Yaris, AISIN 50/50 Pre-Diluted SUPER LONG LIFE Antifreeze is the proper coolant choice.
When the Yaris wrench and a spanner warning light illuminate, you must take your vehicle to a Toyota workshop for service. A good oil change and service are essential for keeping your vehicle running at its highest level. It would help if you used a diagnostic scan tool to diagnose the underlying cause of your warning light. The warning light will indicate the location of the electrical fault. You should not ignore this warning light, as it could cause severe damage to your car’s transaxle.
So that’s how you reset the maintenance minder or wrench light in your Toyota Yaris. I hope it helps you in the future. Good luck!
Hi, I'm Jacob, and I have been passionate about automobiles since I was a child. I have spent countless hours assisting my father in his garage, learning everything there is to know about car maintenance and repair. For ten years, I ran a successful repair business, where I gained hands-on experience working with a variety of vehicles. As a result, I have developed a deep understanding of the mechanics of the car and have become an expert in maintaining and repairing any vehicle.