2015 Lexus ES 350 Oil Pressure Sensor Repair in Tualatin, Oregon

How do you figure out that there is a problem with my oil pressure sensor out of the millions of things that could be causing my problem?

A technician or a mechanic will have to check your oil level to begin. They will make note of this level then they will begin looking for oil leaks. If your vehicle is full of oil and they cannot find a leak then they will have to progress with the diagnosis. They will connect a scanner and find out what the sensors are saying in comparison to the levels in real time. Finally, they will need to check the electrical circuit and the oil pressure sensor to determine the cause of the problems.

I didn’t even know that I had an oil pressure sensor in my Lexus. What is this thing?

The oil pressure sensor does pretty much what it sounds like it does. It keeps an eye on your oil pressurization as it goes to where it needs to go. The oil pressure sensor then reports that information to the engine’s computer.

I was thinking of having my OBD codes checked. If I do, then what kind of codes would I get if I am having trouble with my oil pressure sensor?

The code you should see if you have a problem with your oil pressure sensor:

  • P0520: Engine Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch Circuit
  • P0523: Engine Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch High
  • P0522: Engine Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch Low

If I do have an oil pressure problem then can I still drive my Lexus? I still need to do things like work. But, obviously, I don’t want to break my vehicle or hurt myself. Is it a bad idea to try to drive it?

If you have an oil pressure sensor problem then you should not drive your vehicle because it might damage the vehicle and it could hurt you. It is another reason why having an oil pressure sensor that is faulty is very dangerous. You cannot tell if you have low oil pressure or not. If the engine is starved of oil then it will get damaged. Anytime your oil pressure light comes on it should be treated seriously. Have your ES 350 towed to a repair shop to have it fixed as soon as possible.

Is there a certain time frame or mileage count when I should really start worrying about the state of my oil pressure sensor in my Lexus?

Unfortunately, the answer to that question is no. Many vehicles will never have a problem with their oil pressure sensor. In fact, it is difficult to predict when or who will have a problem with this oil pressure sensor. However, you could help your own case by making sure that you change your oil filter and get your oil changes as they are needed.

What should I expect to happen in my vehicle if I do have a problem with my oil pressure sensor?

The signal from your oil pressure sensor to your engine computer will be wrong. It will be too high or too low. Your oil pressure light will likely illuminate. Another thing that might happen is that your vehicle may be put into limp mode in an effort to protect your engine from damage.

I really need to have my Lexus ES 350 back up to speed as soon as possible. My problem is that this is probably is going to cost a lot and I can’t afford it. Do you have some kind of program that can help me pay for this repair?

Yes. We work with a company that approves around 95% of the people who stop by the shop. If you have a bank account and 25 dollars then the program is very likely to approve you too. Visit us at the shop or call us to find out more about the program.

Where are you located, exactly?

You can visit us in the shop by going to 19460 SW 89th Ave. Tualatin, OR 97062 in Washington County during business hours. You can also call us by dialing 503-692-0846 during regular business hours. We should be able to help you and get your 2015 ES 350 Lexus back up to speed.

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