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Q: What does the Low Oil Pressure warning light mean?

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What does the Low Oil Pressure warning light mean?

The Low Oil Pressure warning light is located on your instrument panel. When the light illuminates, it means that your engine has low oil pressure, which could be due to insufficient levels of oil, or a leak in the system. Your vehicle should be inspected as soon as possible. Tip Like all warning lights, the Low Oil Pressure warning light briefly illuminates when the car is first turned on. The light is only a problem if it stays lit when the engine is turned on.

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