2019 Jeep cherokee latitude

Asked by Aug 11, 2019 at 09:42 AM

Question type: General

I purchased a 2019 jeep cherokee latitude in may of 2018.
At 4300 miles, my vehicle shut off as I was going down the
road. No lights or anything came on to let me know what
was going. Took it to dealership and they said I was
showing no oil on the stick so they changed the oil.  4000
miles later it did it again. This time it was 3 quarts low of
oil. Again, no oil light or any warnings other than my car
shutting off while I'm driving. I am not currently under an "
oil consumption testing " where I have to bring it in every
1000 miles.  1st 1000 was good they said. 2nd one I am
about 1 quart low but according to chrysler " I'm within
range" because it is "normal" to lose 1 quart every 1000
miles. My car now has 10 000 miles on it. Also, noone can
seem to show me where my oil indicator light is supposed
to be! My main issue is that I've recieved no warnings from
my vehicle indicating that my oil is low other than the
vehicle shutting off and of course this is a "safety feature"
. Why do I not have an oil indicator and why is my 1st
warning of low oil that my vehicle shuts off?   

2 Answers


Who claims that it’s normal to lose a quart every 1000 miles? That’s way too much oil loss.


You should have an oil warning light that measures oil pressure and will illuminate when pressure is low. That could be caused by low oil level or an oil leak. Maybe the oil was low, but not low enough to turn on the light. Have a mechanic check the oil light and sending unit. and if you don't see oil under the car, the engine is burning oil due to bad piston rings, leaking valve seals, or a broken gasket: either head gasket or manifold gasket. None of things are normal for a car as new as yours.

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