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drc911
09-13-2012, 10:35 AM
My car tells me I need oil. I checked the oil level and it's fine. Is this simply a computer issue? Anyone experience the same problem?

First_745Li
09-13-2012, 10:59 AM
Needs oil or Needs oil change? Your title is different from what you described.

drc911
09-13-2012, 11:10 AM
Needs oil, not oil change. Car is telling me oil is low but it is not. Suspect it's computer problem

alpinaman24
09-13-2012, 02:16 PM
more like a sensor problem ..

KingSilverback
09-13-2012, 03:02 PM
I have the opposite problem... the iDrive always shows the oil level as full even when its not, but I'm guessing that could be a software issue because when my oil got low 3 months ago the car told me I had to change it

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johndade
09-13-2012, 03:17 PM
Its either a sensor or your burning oil i would check it out sooner rather then later. I have had my 7 for over 6 years and it never gave me a low oil light before


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csmeance
09-13-2012, 03:22 PM
My car tells me I need oil. I checked the oil level and it's fine. Is this simply a computer issue? Anyone experience the same problem?

how did you check the oil level?

rkruz
09-13-2012, 04:16 PM
at least on my car, if you push that odometer reset stalk down for 15 seconds, a readout is displayed on the instrument panel and that you can cycle through and tells you all sorts of things like how many quarts of oil are being measured in the system

csmeance
09-13-2012, 10:01 PM
at least on my car, if you push that odometer reset stalk down for 15 seconds, a readout is displayed on the instrument panel and that you can cycle through and tells you all sorts of things like how many quarts of oil are being measured in the system

pull the actual dipstick (search for it here for it's exact location) and manually check it.