Oceanside Auto Repair

Why Does My Audi say Drain Oil?

We have heard of this message occurring after an oil change, or at random times with various Audi models. A Drain Oil Light On could be happening for a number of reasons.

Drain Oil Light On Causes

If you have a problem with your oil level sensor, the car could be reading at inaccurate levels even if your oil level is where it should be. Secondly, if your Audi has either too much or too little oil, this could also be triggering the Please Drain Oil light. We have heard stories of this light coming on right after an oil change. Often it turns out that the shop they used had simply added too much oil – just enough to where it was triggering the light.

For some Audi owners who see this light right after an oil change, there is a chance that the Change Oil light will go away after continuing to drive the car. Another cause of the Please Drain Oil Light would be if your car’s service interval indicator was not previously reset during or at the time of a service.

Diagnose Drain Oil Light On

If your ‘Please Drain Oil’ light comes on, we would recommend investigating further as soon as possible. Depending on your situation, you may either have low oil, a failing part that needs to be addressed immediately, or you might be just fine! You can also remove the oil fill cap to reset your Please Drain Oil Light.

Schedule an Appointment

The best thing to do in this situation is to contact a trustworthy Audi Mechanic nearby to get an expert’s opinion on the situation at hand. We are in Oceanside, CA, 92058 and specialize in Audi repair. Give us a call or text today to talk to the best mechanic in Oceanside and for help with Audi Drain Oil Light.


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