Join Date: Sep 2007
I'm pretty sure engines with electronic oil level displays also allow manual checking of the oil level through an oil extraction tube, if absolutely necessary.
All such systems indicate to the driver either the correct oil level, a message saying the information is not available (usually with wording suggesting how to deal with that message) or a fault message advising the driver to have the system checked.
None of these features apply to a manual dipstick.
Not only do most drivers not check the oil level these days there really is no reason why they should need to.
1991 Alfa Romeo 164L 5 spd
White on grey leather 230K km, owned from new