Honda Accord: Low Oil Pressure Indicator - Taking Care of the Unexpected - Honda Accord 2008-2012 Owner's ManualHonda Accord: Low Oil Pressure Indicator

Low Oil Pressure

Low Oil Pressure Indicator

This indicator should never come on when the engine is running. If it starts flashing or stays on, the oil pressure has dropped very low or lost pressure. Serious engine damage is possible, and you should take immediate action.

Running the engine with low oil

Running the engine with low oil pressure can cause serious mechanical damage almost immediately. Turn of f the engine as soon as you can saf ely get the vehicle stopped.

1. Safely pull off the road and shut off the engine. Turn on the hazard warning lights.

2. Let the vehicle sit for a minute.

Open the hood, and check the oil level. An engine very low on oil can lose pressure during cornering and other driving maneuvers.

3. If necessary, add oil to bring the level back to the full mark on the dipstick.

4. Start the engine, and watch the oil pressure indicator. If it does not go out within 10 seconds, turn off the engine. There is a mechanical problem that needs to be repaired before you can continue driving (see Emergency Towing).

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