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Why Is My Hyundai Oil Light Active?

why is my hyundai oil light active?


Bob Howard Hyundai welcomes you to discover why your Hyundai oil light is active.

It can be cause for concern when the oil warning light illuminates in your dashboard. Engines need oil, and a lack of oil can have catastrophic consequences. Before you get too concerned, determine which oil light is lit, do a few simple checks to see maybe why it is on, and then decide your next step. However, if the oil light turns on and you hear a ticking sound, then you should pull over as soon as it is safe to do so. An oil light combined with a ticking engine could mean that it’s getting damaged, and driving it in this condition could ruin your engine.


Be Sure It Is Not Just The Oil Change Light

Oil Change Light vs. Oil Warning Light

Making sure it’s not just a maintenance reminder is your first step to understanding your oil light. A maintenance reminder might have the same sound and warning lights, depending on your car. If you have put off your last oil change, it might even say ‘Change Oil Now’ and can look quite ominous. It’s not as bad as the oil light but ought to be taken care of, so let us handle that to avoid any further problems.

 The Car Is Leaking Oil

The Car Is Losing Oil

If the engine is leaking oil, it can trigger the oil warning light. Some reasons for leaking oil are:

  • Oil filter replaced incorrectly
  • Incorrectly sealed drain plug
  • Deteriorating engine gaskets
  • Damaged oil filler cap

Even if you are not a mechanic, you can pop the hood and look for signs of leaks. The engine is going to be dirty, but you can spot an oil leak if you see oily, wet spots in the engine bay. Adding the missing oil between regular oil changes can be a quick fix, but it could eventually cause low oil pressure if it’s not fixed and cause engine damage.

Low Oil Pressure, What Is It?

What Does Low Oil Pressure Mean?

Having low oil pressure means internal components of the engine are not being fully lubricated. Unlubricated engine parts can get damaged and can cause complete failure. If you have confirmed the engine has the right amount of oil, then the oil light could be anything from a sensor, the oil pump, or even low oil pressure alone. Your vehicle should get examined by our technicians in these situations. Running an engine on low oil will likely cause permanent damage.



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