How to Check Audi Engine Oil Level | Add Oil

Vehicle:   Audi
Difficulty: ⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪
DIY Cost: $0
Est. Time: 15 min

In this guide, you will learn how to check the engine oil level on Audi vehicles.

On most Audi vehicles, you can check the engine oil level via the oil dipstick. Audi engine oil level can also be checked via the instrument cluster or MMI on some models.

The first set of instructions applies to Audi that has an oil dipstick. If your Audi does not have an oil dipstick, you will need to check the engine oil level via the Multi-Media Interface (MMI).

  1. Park your Audi vehicle on a level surface and apply the parking brakes. how to check engine oil level Audi A S Q TT models   2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  2. Turn off the engine and wait at least 3 minutes before you proceed to check the engine oil level on your Audi. This will allow the engine oil to return to the oil pan and get a correct reading. Audi A S Q TT models  how to check engine oil level instructions turn off engine
  3. Open the hood of your Audi by pulling the hood release under the dash. The hood release is on the driver's side.
  4. Locate the oil dipstick on the side of the engine.audi a4 check  add engine oilThe oil dipstick has a yellow handle. open hood to verify motor oil level using dipstick on model 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019audi check oil level a6 3.2l engineOil dipstick on an Audi with a 3.2L engine.
     
  5. Remove the dipstick by pulling it up.
  6. Use a clean cloth to wipe off any oil that may still be on the dipstick.
  7. Note the minimum (LOW) and maximum (FULL) marks before reinserting the dipstick back into the engine block.
  8. Reinsert the dipstick in the tube. Make sure to press it all the way in.
  9. Remove the dipstick.
  10. Read the oil level. The level needs to be between the min and max mark.
  11. If the engine oil level is below the min mark, you need to add engine oil to your car. F the level is significantly above the FULL mark, you need to remove oil from the engine. If you overfill your Audi engine with oil, you can cause engine and catalytic converter damage.

These instructions work on all models with a dipstick, including Audi A3, A4, A6, A7 Q3, Q5, Q7.

Newer Audi vehicles such as this Audi Q5 with a TFSI engine, have no dipstick to check the engine oil level.

If that is the case with your Audi, you can check the engine oil level via the instrument cluster. Follow the instructions below to learn how to check the Audi oil level via the infotainment system.

Check Audi Oil Level via MMI

Check Audi oil level via the dashboard MMI or voice system.

  1. Power on the car, but do not start the engine.
  2. Press MENU in the center console.
  3. Go to CAR
  4. Go to Servicing and Checks.
  5. Check the oil level.
  6. Wait a few seconds.
  7. Engine oil level OK will show on the screen with the level bar.

Noters

  • Note that if the vehicle is not on a level surface, the measurement will be inaccurate.
  • If the sensor is defective or there is a malfunction, you may get an error message stating:
    • "There is currently no information available on the engine oil level. "

How to add engine oil

Only use the recommended Audi engine oil as outlined in your owner's manual.

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  1. Locate the oil filler cap.
  2. Unscrew the cap from the oil filler opening.
  3. Add recommended grade engine oil.
  4. Add only a quart at a time, wait a few minutes, and recheck the level.

If the oil level is still under the MIN mark, add more engine oil. Don't overfill the engine with oil. Oil level should not be above the MAX or FULL mark on the dipstick. Overfilling the engine with oil can cause engine problems or damage the catalytic converter.

By YOUCANIC Automotive Experts
Nov 2020