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The blue oil light used to come on in the winter after the car had been sitting over night. It's summer time now and today that olil light came on when I started the car. It went off after I had started to drive it for about two blocks. is that normal? My car is a 2006 xA

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Its just telling you that the oil temp is so low you should not drive too heavy footed.....give it time to warm up.

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