Engine oil is responsible for cooling your engine and lubrication of the working parts. Without oil, the temperatures rise to damaging levels, due to extreme friction. Lexus has installed the engine oil warning light to alert drivers that engine oil pressure has dropped below normal levels.
Continuing to operate your vehicle with low or no oil could result in catastrophic engine failure. If you notice this light illuminating on your dashboard, you should pull over as soon as safely possible and shut off your engine.
The engine oil light can indicate a potentially serious problem, with computer-automated engine shutdown built into some Lexus models as a failsafe. Euro Plus Automotive has both the advanced equipment and highly-trained auto specialists to inspect and diagnose the reason for oil pressure loss.
The oil engine light turns on if the oil engine pressure drops below safe levels or, in some cases, if you have a faulty oil pressure sensor. We understand ignoring certain dashboard lights, such as low washer fluid or a passenger airbag light when nobody else is in the car, but you should not drive your vehicle while the oil engine light is on.
Low oil pressure can occur if there’s an oil leak, a faulty oil pump, or if there are dangerously low oil levels within the engine. There are many hoses that allow oil to flow through the systems. If any of these have a crack, oil can seep through.
Likewise, if your oil pump becomes faulty, it cannot provide your engine and its parts with proper lubrication. Another common reason for issues is using the wrong type of oil for your engine. The viscosity is important, so ask your trusted Lexus mechanic for the proper oil type.
You may experience a faulty oil pressure sensor, which causes the oil engine light to illuminate. This is why it is important to seek professional service for your Lexus to determine the exact problem. Operating your vehicle while low on oil can cause oil starvation, loss of engine oil pressure, and lead to catastrophic engine failure. Our trusted technicians use the latest tools and equipment to reliably discover the cause of the problem and help you decide what’s next.
Our technicians will test your car’s oil pressure sensor and associated circuit and check for proper function. If the sensor is reporting as intended, the engine oil pan must then be removed for further inspection. Once the oil is drained and the pan removed, we can inspect the vehicle’s oil pump for faults or mechanical failures.
Whether your engine oil light was on due to a faulty sensor, low oil levels, or a faulty pump, our professional team of trained technicians will diagnose the cause. We have been working with German and Japanese vehicles for over 30 years and have the experience and training to help with what’s next.
Our technicians will diagnose the source of the sensor and recommend a solution, whether it’s simply replacing your engine’s oil pressure sensor or removing, examining, and installing a new oil pump.
We also use OEM repair parts and factory replacement materials to ensure you get quality service from the most trusted auto repair shop in Canoga Park.
If the engine oil light on your vehicle illuminates, we recommend that you do not drive until your Lexus has been inspected by a specialist. Continuing to drive your Lexus with low oil pressure can cause complete and total engine failure.
Diagnosing the cause of low engine pressure by yourself can be tricky due to having to check the oil lines, oil pump, oil sensor, and the oil pan reservoir. It is also not advised to add engine oil that doesn’t meet manufacturer’s recommendations. Different types, certifications, and grades of oil behave differently. Using only the best oil for your vehicle ensures a healthy engine, especially with the most modern vehicles.
Euro Plus Automotive is located in Canoga Park and also services the Woodland Hills and San Fernando Valley area. We specialize in working with import vehicles since 1984. Our technicians are trained to service and maintain your specific make and model. Trust us with your Lexus needs, and call us at 818-710-8244 or stop by to speak with our helpful technicians.