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What Does the Oil Pressure Warning Light Mean?

What Does the Oil Pressure Warning Light Mean?

You see the warning light shown above illuminate on your vehicle's dashboard - what does it mean and is it important? Let's talk about what the oil pressure warning indicates and what you should do next.  What does the oil pressure warning light mean? If this light illuminates, it indicates that your vehicle has detected low oil pressure. Either there isn't enough oil in the system or the oil pump isn't properly circulating oil to lubricate engine components.  What do I do when the light turns on? If you see this light turn on, we recommend pulling over to a safe place and turning off the engine. If your engine continues running with low oil pressure, you risk irreversible and expensive damage occurring to the engine and your engine overheating.  What can cause low oil pressure? The oil level is low, either due to a leak or burning up oil The oil pump is failing and needs to be replaced The oil pressure sensor is malfunctioning Don't take a ... read more

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