what makes the oil indicator blink?

Asked by Mar 12, 2013 at 07:10 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when the engine is running the oil indicator blinks.

7 Answers

You don't say what model or year Toyota..Corolla, Camry, Avalon, the list is long, but on my Corolla if the oil is low in QUANTITY, meaning just needs a quart or 2 the light will come on. OR, oil pressure is low, start by simply checking your oil

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
Best Answer

If it looks like an oil can, like an old fashion pump can with a drip of oil at the spout, that is the indicator of low oil. If it looks like a little engine, that is a more serious thing, there are two. One will say 'check' with that icon, that is a service reminder or a fault detected in engine somewhere. If it is a red engine symbol without the word "check" immediately have your car looked at by a mechanic...you don't say what year, if under warranty go to the dealer. If not, a reputable shop can diagnose it at 1/2 the cost. Goof Luck. Hope it's not serious

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
99,065

A red blinking indicator is never good. Pull over, shut the engine off and figure it out. --- Yellow indicators = warning. Red indicators = important warning. Red blinking indicators = stop the engine soon, you're doing damage.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Superior answer~~ true. I should have said that. Thanks TS for adding and elaborating. I only said have it immediately looked at, not stop the engine, then do that.

99,065

Good morning and you're welcome. The only good blinking indicator is the turn signal.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
3,165

Low oil pressure or a bad switch

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
50

Bad ground on system.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Toyota

Looking for a Used Toyota in your area?

CarGurus has 459,062 nationwide Toyota listings starting at $750.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Questions

Toyota Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 22,220
#2 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 15,770
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 9,070
View All

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.