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Hi all,

First time posting. Thanks for reading and helping.

I have a 2014 CT200h in Canada. I am growing increasingly frustrated by my dealer's over-reaching maintenance schedule. Telling me I need to spend hundreds of dollars on a fixed maintenance schedule that my car likely doesn't actually need.

Anyone know of a place I can find the "real" maintenance schedule for my car? Or how I can find that information? Thank you!
 

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Your owners manual says your real maintenance program as designed by Toyota's Engineers. You can go to independent TOYOTA dealers to get the maintenance work done at a considerably cheaper price than Lexus.
 

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Speaking of "real" maintenance, I am getting a dashboard message saying "maintenance required soon". I have a pre-owned 2013 with 23,000 mi. It had 19,000 when I got it from the dealer and they did an oil change. There is no clue as to what maintenance is referred on the dash. Anyone know?
 

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Speaking of "real" maintenance, I am getting a dashboard message saying "maintenance required soon". I have a pre-owned 2013 with 23,000 mi. It had 19,000 when I got it from the dealer and they did an oil change. There is no clue as to what maintenance is referred on the dash. Anyone know?
That reminder comes on at regular interval, I forgot exactly , but might be every 5,000 miles. They probably didn't reset it, to reset it:

Turn power on, not engine. From Odometer, switch to Trip A. Turn power off. While pressing the odometer button, switch power on, wait for trip odometer to read “0”. Release and turn power off.
 

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Hi all,

First time posting. Thanks for reading and helping.

I have a 2014 CT200h in Canada. I am growing increasingly frustrated by my dealer's over-reaching maintenance schedule. Telling me I need to spend hundreds of dollars on a fixed maintenance schedule that my car likely doesn't actually need.

Anyone know of a place I can find the "real" maintenance schedule for my car? Or how I can find that information? Thank you!
You can go on-line to Lexus website to record your maintenance and what is required for the schedule here:

https://secure.drivers.lexus.com/lexusdrivers/info/my-lexus/service/maintenance-schedule.do

I do mostly everything myself since it's so easy except brake fluid, which I might try next time. Those maintenance package they try to sell list an impressive amount of things they do but most of it is visual at the end, all they really do is oil change, rotate tires, air and cabin filter change, every 30k miles. I'm not a mechanic by any means but have done my own maintenance on my other car, a '93 Volvo with 229,000 miles and still running strong. Youtube and forums like this are your friends so if you go DIY, someone here will help out, so post the questions. Congrats on your new ride.
 

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Scheduled maintenance is the best way for all dealers to make money, and most of that you could do them yourself... I bypassed 15K and 30K miles services of my '87 Camry, '07 Rav4 , so most likely I would do the same for my 2015 CT, it can wait for 60K miles service... and I do what I could in between
 

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Thank you. That did it.

That reminder comes on at regular interval, I forgot exactly , but might be every 5,000 miles. They probably didn't reset it, to reset it:

Turn power on, not engine. From Odometer, switch to Trip A. Turn power off. While pressing the odometer button, switch power on, wait for trip odometer to read “0”. Release and turn power off.
 

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I don't think there's much "real maintenance" to this car really. I mean I was provided a book for the scheduled maintenance but overall it's pretty basic and kind of ridiculous.

What I've set is basically change the oil and oil filter every 16,000km.
Change the cabin filter every year and inspect/change the intake filter if needed every year (I use the basic paper one as it's cheap and disposable).

The only major maintenance that I see is the inverter coolant @ 240,000km,
spark plugs @ 180,000km,
engine coolant @ 160,000km and
brake fluid every 50,000km (but for me it's an optional thing, as I'd just check the condition of the brake fluid).

Again maybe not advised by Lexus to kind of just make up your own schedule but my cars been doing fine and I've done the basic oil changes, pad inspections, etc by myself.
 

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Many of the scheduled services are "check" items, such as brakes, suspension, etc. They are expensive. Most check items are done free of charge by many service centers, (ie: brake and muffler shops). I can check these items myself any time I do an oil change or rotate my tires (brake pads).
 

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Anybody know how to change the maintenance interval to something other than 5K miles? Other cars I have had in the past allowed this to be changed.
 
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