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RAV4 Maintenance Question

I have a 2017 RAV4 that I donít drive very much. After almost a year of owning it Iím only at 8,000 miles. The maintenance light hasnít gone off yet. The recommended maintenance schedule is to do the second service at 10,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes earlier. Should I wait for the maintenance light to go off or just do a service right now? Also, if I do it right now, will it mess up all the future service intervals? For example, if I start driving the car more will the maintenance required light for an oil change go off at 20,000 miles instead of 18,000 miles? Thanks for your help!
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If you read the maintenance and warranty manual that should have come with a new vehicle, there are two maintenance intervals, 5000 miles or 6 months, which ever comes first. And 10,000 miles or 12 months, which ever comes first. Routine checks and tire rotation are done every 5k/6mo, that and oil/filter changes among other checks are done at 10k/12mo. The maintenance light will start blinking at 4500 miles since the last reset and go steady on at 5k miles, it doesn't track time passed, you have to do that.

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Maintenance light should come on every 5000 miles. My 2018 does
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Maintenance light should come on every 5000 miles. My 2018 does
Mine starts blinking at start up for a short time after 4500 miles, stays on after 5000 miles as I already stated.

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At least with my 2013 rav4, it is a manual process to reset the maintenance light. It is explained in the manual how to do this incase your service provider forgets. Also the reset starts the "5000 mile clock". If you have the service done at 8000 miles, the maintenance light will appear at 13,000 (or maybe 500 miles early = 12,500).
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I think the Toyota maintenance schedule has to be followed to keep the car warranty in good standing with Toyota. So if the manual says 10k miles or 12 months, then I would go and follow that. I dom't want to risk the warranty being invalidated and Toyota saying I didn't follow their maintenance schedule. And the maintenance is free the 1st 2years of ownership so no out of pocket cost.
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The original poster stated "After almost a year of owning it I’m only at 8,000 miles." so service should be done at 8,000 miles, and again at 13,000, that is how I would read the manual.
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I can't bring myself to wait the "recommended" 10,000 miles between oil changes, especially on a brand new engine. Wasteful? Maybe. I don't care. Whoever gets my car when we're through with it might be glad the oil was changed more often.
I will accept 5,000 miles or twice/year. My Tacoma 2.7 factory oil change interval is 5,000 also even with the required synthetic.
Dealerships often offer coupons for reduced prices so it can be done affordably enough.
As had been stated the reminder counts 5,000 mile intervals regardless of when the first service was done. At least that's how it is on my Tacoma.

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also you can go into settings and setup a scheduled maintenance schedule for different things. But I am not sure if you can change the default 5000 mile reminder
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