Originally Posted by shmoliken
in my 2012 impreza. been in the shop three times. no fix. yet dealership says "no problems can occur b/c of the light" i'm worried they are wrong. thread is way too long at 159 pgs for me to get any answers in old posts.
There are two oil lights--one for oil level, and one for oil pressure. It would be true that no damage will occur if the oil level light is lit, as long as the oil pump has pressure (oil pressure light is not lit). So if the oil level is actually good even though the oil level light is lit, then your engine is safe.
Regardless, the oil level light is there to give you a heads up should your oil level ever get truly low, so you'll want to get that light's function working as designed. The oil level light is supposed to light before the oil level gets low enough to cause a loss of oil pressure, which could be catastrophic. Don't let the dealership try to convince you that you don't need to fix the oil level light. Insist that they make it work correctly.