Intermittent Oil Sensor alarm coming on

The Doctor

Registered User
Hi guys, having just bought a 2003 '03 S3, I've found a few minor niggles that I'd like to fix.

A couple of times when I have started the car, the Oil Sensor yellow warning alarm comes on in the dash display. It doesn't happen every time I start the car & the oil level is fine according to the dipstick.

Is this something I can sort out myself or do I need to get a dealer/specialist to look at this? The car is due for a cambelt change, so I could include this as part of the work to be done if this is best.



Registered User
If you're getting the cam belt changed anyway, then just ask them to look into it at the same time.

Does it do it when you're on the move - I'd be more concerned if there was a pattern, such as only happening at high revs or going rouind corners.

Just take it easier until you've found out why.

The Doctor

Registered User
No, it only does it on start-up occasionally, no other time. I'll get it checked when the cambelt's done.