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On a short trip this past weekend (250 mi. round trip) we had several "issues". First the "AWD malfunction" notification came on (early in the trip (almost as we started). I wasn't too concerned. At some point we had the "traction control is off" notification. Again, not too worried. Then when we were about at our destination the "Low Oil Pressure" light comes on (with other previous warnings still cycling). That got my attention. After being at our destination for many hours I check oil and it appears to be fine (hard to tell as it it is brand new oil - changed week prior). All warning messages are still flashing. After ~10 miles the oil pressure light is flashing and beeping a lot (meanwhile engine temp is fine). Not knowing what to do, we put a quart of oil in. All warnings still on screen but oil warning calms down. Go another 40 miles or so and flashing gets bad again - add another quart of oil (temp still fine). Go the rest of the way home (60 miles) and warning stays "constant". We did stop to tighten gas cap as we saw that was sometimes a cause of the "AWD" message (nothing changed). Now car is at our local shop and they don't know what is going on - two different manual tests of oil pressure. Mechanic had to add 2 quarts. He thought the engine should have been seized, yet it is running like a top?? Anyone have any insights or advice? Mechanic suggested possibly trading it in...I hadn't thought of that, but might be best option (I was hoping it was a simple electrical or sensor issue).