Oil light flashes everytime I turn. Oil level is fine and reset the oil change light. Why does it keep flashing everytime I make a turn?

Asked by Dec 14, 2014 at 02:46 PM about the 2008 Dodge Avenger SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

2,165

The oil light measures oil pressure, not the oil level. If it stays on for a long period of time I would say your oil pump is failing.

Check your oil level right now. If you are low on oil, when you turn, your pump will not sense pressure given low level of oil.Oil splashes from one side to the other in the pan, especially when vehicle is warm. That makes the oil more runny.People in colder states will see that more than southern states.However, if oil is at recommended level, your oil pump should be checked soon.If it is on it's way to failing, kiss your engine goodbye.

Your Answer

Dodge Avenger Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    760
  • #2
    Janis Jackson
    Reputation
    380
  • #3
    thedoctor
    Reputation
    360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Charger
463 Great Deals out of 27,320 listings starting at $1,650
Used Dodge Challenger
250 Great Deals out of 21,012 listings starting at $6,999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,246 Great Deals out of 77,953 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Fusion
1,093 Great Deals out of 76,417 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Mustang
740 Great Deals out of 42,668 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
997 Great Deals out of 62,552 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima
1,126 Great Deals out of 74,485 listings starting at $999
Used Dodge Caliber
64 Great Deals out of 2,259 listings starting at $888
Used Chevrolet Impala
572 Great Deals out of 34,619 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chrysler 300
377 Great Deals out of 16,713 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
831 Great Deals out of 78,168 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Dodge Avenger SXT For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 101 listings starting at $7,995
2013 Dodge Avenger SXT For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 334 listings starting at $5,499
2012 Dodge Avenger SXT For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 223 listings starting at $4,899
2010 Dodge Avenger SXT For Sale
212 listings starting at $2,000

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.