OIL LEVEL SENSOR
Oil is the blood that keeps your engine running strong for hundreds of thousands of miles. Regardless of the type of motor, all combustion engines require a specific amount of oil that will circulate through the engine to keep metal parts properly lubricated. Without it, metal components will heat, break and eventually cause enough damage inside the motor to render it useless. To avoid this problem, the oil level sensor is utilised to alert drivers that their engines require additional motor oil in order to function correctly.
The oil level sensor is located inside the oil pan. Its primary job is to measure the amount of oil inside the pan prior to the engine being started. If the oil is low, it will trigger a warning light indicator on the dashboard, or will illuminate the check engine light. However, since it's exposed to intense heat and harsh conditions, it can wear out or send faulty data to the engine control unit (ECU).
Like any other sensor, when the oil level sensor fails , it will commonly trigger an alert or error code inside the ECU and tell the driver that a problem exists. However, there are other warning signs that an issue with the oil level sensor may exist. Noted below are a few of the symptoms of a bad or failing oil level sensor.