2012 Toyota Prius c Long Term Road Test


2012 Toyota Prius C: Yeah, What Do You Want?

September 10, 2012

Upon start-up, the Prius C recently started showing this "Maintenance Required Soon" reminder message. Checking the maintenance guide book that came with the car, I see that it's essentially calling for the first (5,000 miles) service.

Because we opted to do the first oil change/tire rotation early (at 1,800 miles) and the Prius C's maintenance intervals occur every 5,000 miles, its "first" 5,000 mile service is therefore due at 6,800 miles. The latter consists of just a tire rotation and the visual inspections of fluid levels and brake pads/shoes.

Given how alarmingly few people actually look at their vehicle's owner's manuals, I'm all for these reminders.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 6,489 miles

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