Oil Warning Lights

Oil Trouble Indicator SymbolLow Oil Level SymbolOne of the first idiot lights, the warning light to the far left, featuring an old-school oil can, is the Oil Level or Oil Pressure warning light or symbol. A wavy line below the oil can indicates the oil level is low. Without the wavy line, your engine is telling you that the oil pressure is low.

So, what do you do next?


Oil Level IndicatorIn either case, the oil level must be checked. The text symbol Oil Level is used by some manufacturers and is also an admonition to check the oil. In either case, if the oil level is good, the engine needs servicing as soon as possible as an oil pump failure is likely and will lead to serious engine damage.



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