Flashing red oil light

Tiny
LINA KELLEHER
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  • 2004 BMW X5
  • 3.1L
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 118,000 MILES
When the car is in gear or park, the red oil can will illuminate and flash. Will this being illuminated cause the vehicle to fail New Jersey inspection or emission test?
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Thursday, July 28th, 2016 AT 5:29 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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I do not know about the inspection.

It is a warning about your oil (which is the life blood for the engine)

But it sounds like you either have "low or no oil" (check your dipstick)/ worn engine with low oil pressure/ This may also have been triggered by using the wrong grade of oil during your oil change/ or maybe your oil sending unit is defective (sort of sending false readings- replace the sender)

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Thursday, July 28th, 2016 AT 7:41 PM

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