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Q: Oil level too high

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I had my oil changed, and then my car started flashing warning lights that the oil level was too high and it needs to be reduced.

A: It sounds like there may be a problem with ...

It sounds like there may be a problem with the oil level sensor. If the dipstick indicates that the oil level is normal you may have a bad sensor. I would recommend having a technician from YourMechanic and inspect the oil level and drain some oil out if needed or replace the oil sensor.

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