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On my 15 Outback I occasionally get the above warning light. I don’t have any leaks and it comes in infrequently. Should I be concerned??
 

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There's what appears to be a dead spider on your display.

If you are checking your oil level and it's fine then I guess it's fine.
If you're not checking your oil level or doing it incorrectly you might have a problem.
When checking the dipstick, the lower of the two sides is the correct reading.

Not having visible leaks doesn't mean your oil isn't being consumed.
 

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This is the “low oil level” warning light and typically means your oil is around a quart below full.

If your vehicle is due for an oil change in the near future it should be safe to wait until it is done.

If not due for an oil change add a quart of oil and enjoy driving your vehicle.

Seagrass
 
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There's what appears to be a dead spider on your display.

If you are checking your oil level and it's fine then I guess it's fine.
If you're not checking your oil level or doing it incorrectly you might have a problem.
When checking the dipstick, the lower of the two sides is the correct reading.

Not having visible leaks doesn't mean your oil isn't being consumed.
that damned bug is inside the dash. No idea how to get it out
 

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I am still amazed at how many people rely on the dash light to check their oil level, as I’m the other extreme and actually use the dipstick every 500-1000 miles to check the oil along with everything else under the hood. As I gain more confidence in the vehicle I might stretch it to checking every 1500 miles. There must be enough people who rely on the light that Subaru chose to include that feature, so I guess that’s a good thing.
 

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that damned bug is inside the dash. No idea how to get it out
Having to see that everyday would probably cause me to break the glass to get it out. Then I'd probably have a useless instrument panel.
 
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