Q: Q: Oil Pressure Light is on.

asked by on

My oil pressure light just went on yesterday. Drove 3 miles home then shut it off. Drove it today 1 mile and then it came on again. My engine shouldn't be damaged yet right? I'll get it fixed just concerned how bad this is.

Exactly how low the oil level is inside the motor - which caused the Oil Pressure Light to come on - will determine whether or not there may be damage. Chances are, if it just came on briefly, the oil level is just beginning to show low enough to trigger the light to come on. In this case, it should not cause any issues; however, this can quickly change in the event there may be other things wrong.

I would recommend having an expert, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to determine why the Oil Pressure Light is on and suggest the needed repairs.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Oil Pressure Light is on.

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

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Oil pressure sensor flashing

First, you need to check the engine oil level. If it is low, top it off to the specified amount on the dipstick. If the level is normal, you may have a bad pressure switch that is simply not reading...

Q: Engine light came on after washing engine 2 days later then went off and oil lamp came on three times - driving - went off.

Well, you have a couple of questions here and not a lot to go on, so I'll address them as best I can. Your Check Engine light indicates that a trouble code from a sensor has been registered in the...

Q: My oil pressure light comes on when driving

The Check Engine Light may have come on for another reason and may not be related. You should have it scanned and diagnosed. As for the Oil Pressure Light, you may have a blockage in the oil pump screen and...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...