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Red oil light on dash blinks after driving for a few

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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
JA: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?
Customer: 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.
JA: What is the model/year of your Saturn?
Customer: 2004 saturn Vue v6
JA: Are you fixing your VUE yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: 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.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Nope that's alol I've got

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

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

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

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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. :)

Customer: replied 2 months ago.

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Customer: replied 2 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?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Tail pipe. It started last night after I filled my gas tank

YES, I do believe it is related.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Well I'll be taking it in the morning, unfortunately I couldn't today

Got it! Sounds good.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Absolutely. Thanks :)
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I got the oil changed and everything seems fine. Thank you so much for the reassurance :)


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