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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.

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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