Oil pressure light is on. Just had the oil changed

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Asked by Oct 24, 2016 at 09:06 PM about the 2012 Kia Optima EX

Question type: General

I've got an appointment for Tuesday. Is the
car safe to drive

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72,485

I wouldn't until you pull the oil dipstick and confirm that the oil is full. The may not have put the drain plug or oil filter back on correctly and all your oil has leaked out!! HTH. -Jim

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Oil is full, I checked

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70,275

This could be a bad oil pressure sensor,or wrong weight oil causing this.

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They used the proper oil, if its the sensor is out safe to drive? I've got an appointment on Wednesday

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70,275

If it is sensor it would be ok,but you may need to have the pressure checked to make sure that is the true issue or could risk damage to engine,if oil pump is bad it will hurt the engine to run it that way.

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7,845

I wouldn't drive it. Have it towed and have them check oil pressure to confirm.

24,035

No- if I said Yes and your engine blew up, what would you think of me?! (and I am so sensitive)

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