Join Date: Oct 2009
Car: 2010 Outback 2.5i CVT Premium
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I've done four oil changes since buying the car. The low level light remained lit after the third change for almost 15 minutes after starting the engine - the other three times it went out immediately. I followed roughly the same procedure in changing the oil and filter each time, so I don't know what caused the light to get stuck in that one instance.
It's certainly unsettling to see that warning light, but I don't think it is a serious problem. I know I've got enough oil by the dipstick - as long as the light eventually goes out within a few miles I won't be too concerned.
On a similar warning light issue, I had the low tire pressure light come on last year. After stopping at a gas station and filling all four tires to 36 psi, the light remained on for another 30+ minutes of driving! You'd think these warning lights would reset much faster than that.