Q: I bought a Mini Cooper and driving it today the service engine soon light came on, overdue oil change, can that make light go on

asked by on July 26, 2017

I just got a mini, driving it today I noticed the service engine light came on. I then noticed its overdue for oil change. Checked the oil and it's almost empty. Will that make the light go on? And how do I turn it off

My car has 1180000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

The check engine light will not be on from not changing oil in time. You will have to have the computer scanned to retrieve stored codes so you can find out the cause. The oil and filter should be changed after finding out why the check engine light is on.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $70/hr

What others are asking

I got a remote start installed into my 2007 Honda Accord recently but now it won’t start with the remote or the key. Lights on the dash come on but won’t start. What can it be

What could be the likely problem of an "check advtrac" light staying on in my 05 Ford explorer ( 4wd )

Advancetrac is your vehicle's traction control system. Your vehicle is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information simultaneously to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled...

Alternator fault- battery not charging (2009 Audi A4 2.0T)

It's possible the alternator itself is faulty, however, there is circuity and control devices that should be ruled out as well. Alternator output can be easily tested directly to rule the alternator in or out. Also, note that for the...

Serpentine belt

Hi There, It sounds like the serpentine belt tensioner pulley may be incorrectly adjusted or potentially worn out. The tensioner pulley is a pulley that allows the tension of the belt to be adjusted. This pulley has a bearing inside...

How many Oxygen Sensors? 2002 Chrysler 300M

Hello - there are 4 oxygen sensors, one before, and one after each catalytic converter. Since you have a dual exhaust system, there are 2 catalytic converters in the exhaust system. Hence, 4 total sensors in total. For assistance with...

car cranks but doesn't start

When this situation occurs, the first thing I look for is checking the fuses or electrical relays to the ECU. In general, the most common cause of being unable to connect to the scanner or to the ECU is caused...

My check engine light came on after getting a jump start from AAA and when i got home i turned the car off and the light stays on

Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing more than one issue. P2070 is the code indicating the intake manifold tuning valve is stuck open. This may be linked to your performance issue. Dark smoke...

How do I turn on the parking lights?

To turn on the parking lights, first locate the turn signal lever, which protrudes from the left side of the steering column. Then, turn the Light switch to the headlights position. This will turn on the parking lights, as well...

Related articles

P0499 OBD-II Trouble Code: Evaporative Emission System Vent Valve Control Circuit High
P0499 code means the ECM has detected abnormal amounts of pressure in the evaporative emissions system due to clogging or faulty/broken valves.
P2038 OBD-II Trouble Code: Reductant Inj Air Press Sensor Circ Range/Performance
The The P2038 code is a general OBD-II diagnostic trouble code that points to a fault with the reductant injection air pressure sensor “A” circuit range / performance. What the P2038 code means The reductant injection system adds air or...
P2651 OBD-II Trouble Code: B Rocker Arm Actuator Sys Perf or Stuck Off Bank1
P2651 means an electrical circuit that is short or open in the rocker arm actuator control circuit due to low engine oil or an open circuit.