Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Oil indicator light on

asked by on

My BMW has 88,000 miles on it. The low oil indicator has been coming on regularly. I took it to the dealer and they said it had no leaks and that it was normal. Now the indicator came on just after 22 days and 522 miles of normal commuting. It seems like I am losing oil quite rapidly. I hope it’s not a sign of something else being wrong. Please let me know what you think. Thank you.

A: I think that one of two things could be hap...

I think that one of two things could be happening with your 2007 BMW 750 Li. The first of which is that you may be burning oil. If you are burning oil, you would see bluish white smoke coming from the exhaust and there would also be an unpleasant smell coming from your vehicle.

The second and most likely of the two options would be a faulty oil level sensor. I would recommend having your oil level sensor inspected for wiring damages and tested for proper function if necessary.

If the oil level switch turns out to be faulty, replacing the oil level switch will likely resolve your issue. If you are burning oil, your engine will need a complete overhaul to prevent this issue from happening anymore. If you need help pinpointing the fault, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your Oil Indicator Light and let you know what needs repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Engine reduction after lower intake gaskets replaced.

If a wire harness was pinched then it most likely got damaged. There may be a wire that is broke or two wires interfering with each other. Have the harness checked where it was damaged to see if they are...

Q: Engine steam and antifreeze leak - 1976 Mercedes Benz 450SL

Hello. This sounds like the water pump, radiator, radiator hoses, or even one of the heater hoses, have started to leak. It is also possible that the gasket to the thermostat could have a leak as well. It doesn’t sound...

Q: Smell coming from A/C vents

Hello there, a few different items can cause this type of smell in the vehicle. The most common is the heater core, but that has already been checked. Other likely causes would be an exhaust leak, fuel leak, or something...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.