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Hi there, yes the central display in the cluster does show actual pressures (which increase when re-starting after a run), as you would expect. It also shows " oil ok" which can be further investigated by pressing the button on the end of the wiper stalk, it then shows a series of zeros (00000000), which I presume is the equivalent of the reading on the dipstick. I appreciate that there will be quite a bit of leeway or tolerance in such systems, and that some cars' systems will work better than others. But the point I am raising is that how many owners are running around with cars that are low on oil , tyre pressures, etc? Yet because a 'feature' which let's face it is purported to be of some value (otherwise why have it in the first place), are potentially putting owners and their cars at risk?My Wife also uses this car to ferry my baby son around, and I shudder to think what might have happened if the oil level had dropped a little further without the sensor picking it up. I agree, that nothing beats manually checking, but I think many will rely on Renault's safety net, and are therefore mislead into a false sense of security.I would advise every owner to establish a routine of regularly checking their cars. I was very lucky, but cannot trust or rely on my luck any more than I can trust these sensors.
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