Engine, Oil and Battery Lights on


Asked by melanie1989 Oct 29, 2018 at 09:51 AM about the 2015 Hyundai Elantra SE Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

A couple times last week, first thing in the morning, I would start my car (started
fine), then put it in reverse and the oil, battery and check engine lights would
come on. The car would not move. I could turn the car off, restart it and it worked

Yesterday afternoon I discovered my car wouldn't start - the engine would start to
turn but wouldn't start up. The lights in the car did come on. I got a jump start,
took it to NTB and they gave me a new battery - the battery was dead.

I checked that the car would start last night and it worked fine.

This morning, I experienced the same issue with the warning lights (oil, battery,
check engine) coming on when putting the car in reverse. Again I was able to
restart the car and it worked fine.

I'm wondering if there's another issue going on since I replaced the battery but
the issue with the dash warning lights happened again. Any ideas?

14 Answers


@Ed92626 - I just got my oil changed a couple weeks ago. I did mention this to the shop when I got my battery. They seemed confident that the battery was the issue so no need to run a diagnostic check. I'm going to call the dealership now.


Hello Melanie1989, what ended up being the issue?

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Are there any updates? I’m currently having this issue as well.


@Jessica I had gotten my battery replaced at a NTB recently. They did not secure the battery so the car was reacting to the battery moving around. There’s a latch that has to be put down to secure the battery. Once the dealer fixed this, I had no more issues.

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Im having this problem, but the eps light came on too.

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Im having the same problem EPS Light oil light check engine and oil and battery is on

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Christian and Jessica did you guys ever figure out the problem? I'm having this same issue

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Yes! It is because your engine has no oil in it.

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I have the same thing happening but my oils full. I had a diagnostic check and it said cylinders 1 and 4 were misfiring (spark plugs, coils, wire). I changed all of the spark plugs and it’s still happening so I’m going to check the gap (should be at 1.1mm) and if that doesn’t work I’ll try replacing the coils. I’ll update once I can figure it out.

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Thank you Ed92626. I’m having the same issue with my 2015 Elantra’s oil, battery, and engine light coming on. In my case it all started 12/23 after I filled my car up. I had Advance run diagnostics test which showed battery and alternator were good. Which lead me to think it’s was bad gas. When the said warning lights came on several days later after driving the car for 3 days with no issues, I began putting the car in Neutral, restarting and it accelerates without turning off. I will take to dealership Monday, if gas treatment and 93 gas doesn’t stop warning lights and stalling.


I’m having same issue. Happened twice and now yesterday my car didn’t start at all. So today I tried starting it, and it worked. Anyone know what to do

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I’m having this issue. I have a 2014 Elantra. It has happened 2 times so far. The first time I was able to pull on a side st and used the downhill gravity to get the car to keep moving. When it happened today it was very difficult to get the car pulled over. Same as everyone else, if I turn off then on it works fine.

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