Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Engine oil

If the engine oil level is too low

Checking and Filling
Fig. 147 Engine oil sticker

  1. Engine oil viscosity
  2. Engine oil standard

If you need to add engine oil, use an oil that meets the engine oil standard listed on the sticker fig. 147. The sticker with the specified standard is located in the front of the engine compartment fig. 146.When using the specified engine oil, you can adjust the oil level as often as needed.

If engine oil that meets the recommended specification is not available, in an emergency you may add a maximum of 0.5 quart (0.5 liter) engine oil of the that meets the following different standard one time until the next regular oil change.

  • Standard VW 504 00, ACEA C3, ACEA C4, API SP or ILSAC GF-6A. All viscosity classes within these standards are permitted.

Audi recommends having the oil changed by an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility.

Note

Audi recommends using approved engine oil that meets the respective VW standard. Using engine oils which do not meet these quality standards can cause damage to the engine. As an exception and only in an emergency, 0.5 qt (0.5) of engine oil that differs from the standards listed may be used.

Tips

Audi recommends using engine oils provided by Audi Genuine Parts.

Messages

The following messages may appear depending on the vehicle equipment:

Turn off engine. Oil pressure too low

Stop driving and switch the engine off. Check the engine oil level.

  • If the engine oil level is too low, add engine oil. Only continue driving once the indicator light turns off.
  • If the engine oil level is correct and the indicator light still turns on, turn the engine off and do not continue driving. See an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility for assistance.

Applies to: vehicles with oil level warning:

Please check oil level

  • You may continue driving for the time being.

    Check the engine oil level as soon as possible.

  • If the engine oil level is correct and the indicator light still turns on, drive at low engine speed to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility.

Oil level sensor: oil change necessary. Please contact Service

Fuel has entered the engine oil. This will cause the engine oil level to rise slowly and the engine oil quality to decrease. Do not extract engine oil to reduce the level, because this will increase the risk of engine damage. Drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility immediately to have engine oil extracted.

Oil level system: malfunction! Please contact Service

The sensor that checks the engine oil level has malfunctioned. Drive immediately to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility to have the malfunction repaired.

Oil pressure sensor: malfunction! Please contact Service

The sensor that checks the engine oil pressure has malfunctioned. Drive immediately to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility to have the malfunction repaired.

Please drive to warm up engine

Especially low outside temperatures are a main reason why fuel may get into the engine oil. The fuel can only evaporate from the engine oil if the engine oil temperature is high enough.

Drive in the "S" gear.

Drive the engine at higher RPMs while avoiding full acceleration.

You should drive for at least 30 minutes. The indicator light may not turn off during this time.

Repeat the steps that are described at any time.

Have an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility repair the malfunction if the indicator light does not turn off after a few drives.

WARNING

When the message Please drive to warm up engine appears, adjust your speed according to the weather, road, terrain, and traffic conditions. You should never disobey the traffic laws applicable in the country in which you are driving in order to follow driving recommendations.

Tips

The oil pressure warning is not an oil level indicator. Always check the oil level regularly.

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