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Red oil light on dash blinks after driving for a few

Red oil light on...

Red oil light on dash blinks after driving for a few minutes. My car is due for an oil change so I'm not sure if it's related

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

Not as of yet. Also, as of last night my car is starting with white smoke for a few seconds. This started after I filled my gas tank and happened again this morning.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Saturn?

2004 saturn Vue v6

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your VUE yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am not. I've only had plans to take the car into the shop since the beginning of this week. These issues only recently popped up so I was just trying to find out what the issue could be potentially.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Nope that's alol I've got

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Amedee
Amedee, Saturn Technician
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Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

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I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.

I will try my best to answer all of your questions.

However, before we get started, please let me mention a few things.

1. If at any point you would like to speak on the phone, please feel free to request a phone call on your end and I can call you right away.

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3. Please understand that I am here to help you any way I can.

YES, hands down the oil must be changed first. This may or may not be related (although I suspect it is), it would be silly to go after an electrical issue and replace any electrical component if the engine just simply needs an oil change.

I have a feeling once the oil has been replaced, the oil light will no longer flash. :)

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Awesome

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
do you think the smoke is related in any way?

It is possible.

Where is the smoke coming from?

Under the hood or from the tail pipe?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Tail pipe. It started last night after I filled my gas tank

YES, I do believe it is related.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Well I'll be taking it in the morning, unfortunately I couldn't today

Got it! Sounds good.

I am glad I can help.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.. and please don't forget to rate.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Absolutely. Thanks :)
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I got the oil changed and everything seems fine. Thank you so much for the reassurance :)

EXCELLENT!!

Glad to hear it is all fixed. You are most welcome!!

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