Why Is My Honda Oil Light Illuminated?

why is my honda oil light illuminated?


Fernandez Honda invites you to find out why your Honda oil light is illuminated.

When the oil light comes on in your dashboard, it can be a little scary. Engines need oil, and a lack of oil can have destructive consequences. Before you get too worried, figure out which oil light is lit, do a few simple checks to see why it is on, and then decide the next steps. However, if you hear a ticking sound when the light turns on, you should pull over as soon as it is safe to do so. Engine ticking combined with the oil light likely means that your engine is getting damaged, and driving it in this condition could destroy your engine.


What's The Difference Between The Oil Warning Light vs. Oil Change Light?

Make Sure It Is Not Just The Oil Change Light

The first step to figure out regarding the oil light is to make sure it is not just a maintenance reminder. A maintenance reminder could have the same warning lights and sound, depending on your car. If you are past due on your last oil change, it might even say ‘Change Oil Now.’ It’s not quite as bad as the oil light but needs to be corrected, so let us handle that to avoid further issues.

 Low Oil

The Car Has Low Oil

If your engine is leaking oil, it may set off the oil light. Some of the more common causes of leaking oil are:

  • Wrong oil filter
  • Oil pan drain plug not correctly sealed
  • Worn gaskets
  • Oil filler cap is broken

Even if you don’t work on cars, you can pop the hood and look for oil leaks. The engine is going to be dusty, but you can spot a potential oil leak if you see greasy, wet spots. Adding the missing oil between oil changes can be a band-aid fix, but it can eventually cause low oil pressure if it’s not fixed and lead to damage.

What is Low Oil Pressure?

What’s Low Oil Pressure?

Low oil pressure means internal components of the engine are not being fully lubricated. An engine that’s not correctly lubricated can be damaged and cause total failure if left unchecked. If you have confirmed the engine has the correct amount of oil, then the oil light could be anything from a sensor, the oil pump, or even just low oil pressure alone. Your vehicle needs to be immediately inspected by our technicians in these kinds of circumstances. Running an engine on low oil will likely cause engine failure.



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