Q: The oil pressure light comes on ONLY in park after getting oil changed. The car is full of oil.

asked by on

I got my oil changed and two days later the oil light is on, only in park! The dealership is refusing to look at it without charging me an arm and a leg.

My car has 68000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This may very well be a faulty oil pressure sending unit. This is a sensor located down near the oil pan on your engine that monitors the oil pressure inside your motor. When this detects lower than normal oil pressure, it causes the oil light to come on as you have experienced. I would recommend having your oil sensor this looked at by a professional from YourMechanic at your earliest convenience.

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. The oil pressure light comes on ONLY in park after getting oil changed. The car is full of oil.

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: Cad wont go faster than 35mph

Hello. From what you describe it would appear that some sort of serious issue may have occurred. If you've found oil all over the engine I would try to figure out where it came from. It is likely that an...

Q: purchase a used certified car?

Both engines that were used in the 2016 Tuscon were equipped with maintenance-free silent timing chain systems. Consequently, there is no recommended replacement (mileage) interval and, indeed, the timing chain could outlast the car unless the engine is abused. As...

Q: Car wont start but cranks 1998 Nissan Altima

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1998 Altima. You may have a crankshaft or camshaft sensor causing the no start. You can scan the computer and watch the data to see if one or both of these sensors...

Related articles

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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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.