Spanner lit and oil light flashing

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Ebatey
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Spanner lit and oil light flashing

Post by Ebatey » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:50 pm

Hi,

Last week an oil warning came up on the touch screen once, then not again. Then last night the orange service spanner came up and the oil light flashing red. This morning I bought oil, then when I got home the warning light had gone. Checked oil, which was within normal range, put in a bit and no lights on. Tonight again the orange spanner and red flashing oil symbol.

Any ideas? Straight into the dealer? Will it be ok to drive there or should I get Citroen assist out to look (will they come out for a warning light?)

Sorry, so many questions!

It’s driving fine, no problems, no noises.

It’s a C3 aircross, 1.2. Almost 2 years old and 25,000 miles.

Thanks in advance.

routemaster1
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Re: Spanner lit and oil light flashing

Post by routemaster1 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:02 pm

Ebatey wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:50 pm
Hi,

Last week an oil warning came up on the touch screen once, then not again. Then last night the orange service spanner came up and the oil light flashing red. This morning I bought oil, then when I got home the warning light had gone. Checked oil, which was within normal range, put in a bit and no lights on. Tonight again the orange spanner and red flashing oil symbol.

Any ideas? Straight into the dealer? Will it be ok to drive there or should I get Citroen assist out to look (will they come out for a warning light?)

Sorry, so many questions!

It’s driving fine, no problems, no noises.

It’s a C3 aircross, 1.2. Almost 2 years old and 25,000 miles.

Thanks in advance.
I would take it to a dealer as soon as possible. As long as you don't have the red STOP, a few miles of gently driving should be OK.

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Ebatey
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Re: Spanner lit and oil light flashing

Post by Ebatey » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:24 pm

Thank you. No stop light so I’ll get it booked in and hopefully get it there ok!

Jay R
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Re: Spanner lit and oil light flashing

Post by Jay R » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:38 pm

If you start your car on a slope you get the oil light come up. If it's a small slope you get a "Check oil" warning that disappears, if it's a steeper slope it comes on with the spanner and stays on till you turn the engine off again. If that's the situation and you see that your oil is actually ok, don't worry.
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routemaster1
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Re: Spanner lit and oil light flashing

Post by routemaster1 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:51 pm

Jay R wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:38 pm
If you start your car on a slope you get the oil light come up. If it's a small slope you get a "Check oil" warning that disappears, if it's a steeper slope it comes on with the spanner and stays on till you turn the engine off again. If that's the situation and you see that your oil is actually ok, don't worry.
I had this happen but I forgot about it. It happened at a friend's house when it was parked on a steep slope nose-up. I had the spanner and oil light on, andit went after a restart.

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Re: Spanner lit and oil light flashing

Post by Ebatey » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:40 am

Thank you for your replies. It’s off again today. 🤷‍♂️ I phoned the dealer yesterday and they seemed to think that if it’s intermittent then it’s not urgent. It’s in for its 2 year service in 10 days so I’ve added that to my snagging list (alongside the constant touchscreen rebooting issue).

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