Oil change lights on Toyota matrix?

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Old 18 Sep 2010, 04:39 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Oil change lights on Toyota matrix?

Hello, I'm a new owner of a toyota matrix and I'm not really sure if something wrong is happening on my car.

I got the "maintenance required" and "oil change" lights on but just when I turn the key to the first stage before to turn on the engine. When I turn the engine the lights came off. Is that normal or do I have to take my car to the dealer to check it?

Well, so the light of oil change are supposed to be on when driving?

Well, I bought the car a week ago and it's a certified vehicle so it might be an indicator that the light is working or things like that
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Old 18 Sep 2010, 04:55 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Normal. Most vehicles do this. Its to show you that the lights are working
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Old 18 Sep 2010, 05:09 pm   #3 (permalink)
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it's call idiot light i think, when all the lights on the dash lights up with key on

maintenance light is just a reminder for a oil change after around 5k miles and should be reset after a oil change.

the oil light should not be on while driving.

most likely you have low engine oil, check your engine oil level by looking at the yellow dip stick around your engine. it should be between the two dot. do it with the engine off.
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Old 18 Sep 2010, 05:25 pm   #4 (permalink)
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It's normal.

Now when driving, and the red oil light indicator appears is when something is wrong.
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