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Why would the maintenance required light come on?

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2005-09-08 04:52:14
2005-09-08 04:52:14

If this is a newer car it could be that the maintenance light comes on at a set mileage number that the manufacturer has determined.It could be the 50,000 mile or 75,000 mile on the odometer.This is set by the manufacturer so that you bring the car in for a check up.They simply reset something and the light goes away.You should read your service manual for any info on this or call your local dealer. I have had this on a few of my cars.Hope this helps.

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