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Accoed 2013 Oil Issue

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Old 01-22-2017, 09:14 PM
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Hello All,

I have 2013 Accord Lx , bought used at 40K miles, I got oil changed at 41K miles (Full synthetic 0w-20)

Now i am at 47K and noticed from last few weeks that the oil pressure light in dash flashes once in a while (Mostly when i apply break on highways) and goes off quickly.


So i did some research and checked the oil level -
-in dash it says 20% Oil life remaining
-under the hood i found the dip stick was totally dry (cold check) , i didnt even start the car after i saw this.

I added almost 3.5-4 quarts of new oil and then checked the oil level in dipstick, looked ok.

then i started the car , it was more noisy initially and then settled down to normal noise.

also saw diesel like smoke coming out of the exhaust.

Turned off off the engine about 3-4 minutes after letting it run

now oil level looks perfect, but obviously color changed to dark brown versus the color of new oil which i just poured.

So now i plan to go for oil change in couple days, and not gonna drive until then.

Please let me know if this situation is normal (oil getting vanished /burned or leaked )?

i dont think it leaked, also i never faced these issues with my 99 accord.

Also, i found alot of other folks complaining about it here - 2013 Honda Accord Excessive Oil Consumption: 19 Complaints

Please suggest what should i do in this situation(Complaint Honda/should there be a recall ) and how to prevent any engine damage due to this.
 
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Old 01-23-2017, 06:15 PM
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Best you can do at this point is keep oil level up between changes.
Don't rely on oil life monitor or oil pressure light to monitor level of oil in engine.
 
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:16 PM
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thanks but what if there might already be any or significant damage ?
is there any way i should know or any symptoms ?
 
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:16 AM
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If you change the oil and after driving a bit the oil changes color it may indicate that coolant is leaking into the oil.

If this is true then best have dealer do a diagnostic.
May still be covered under warranty.
 
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