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2011 Toyota Prius II 5dr HB (GS)

2011 Toyota Prius
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Front Wheel Drive, 5 Door Liftback, Mid-size
51 mpg city / 48 mpg hwy
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September 17, 2012, 6:42 am

Vladimir M
 

Question: warning "Oil maintance required"

First, it was "Oil maintance required soon" two weeks ago. On 9/15/2012 it became "Oil maintance required ". How much is it urgent? Dipstick is over "full"


September 22, 2012, 9:26 pm

Elizabeth K
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Those come on at certain mileages, and have nothing to do with urgency. If you need your oil changed, do it when you get around to it. If you've had it done recently, reset the light.

http://priuschat.com/threads/howto-resetting-the-oil-maintenance-required-indicator.70054/

But do not drive around with your oil over full. A tiny bit is OK, but more than that can raise the oil pressure too high and blow seals in your engine.


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