Oil Consumption

Asked by Mar 04, 2017 at 02:14 PM about the 2016 Dodge Dart SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am experiencing a loss of oil in my 2016 Dodge
Dart (2.0L). I am not having any success with the
dealer and I feel like they messed up on my original
oil change. I had a trip from VA to Georgia and back
when I first bought the car. I went 7,000 miles
before the first oil change (which unfortunately the
delay in the oil change couldn't be avoided).
However, my oil light never came on. After the
dealer changed my oil, my oil came on about 1,750
miles later. Has anyone dealt with this or have any
idea what could be causing the issue? The dealer
did have to top off the oil because it was low and
they had to add oil two additional times before I
even got my next oil change.

6 Answers

80,045

0W-20 oil is specified for your car so don't be surprised at oil consumption. Since your car is under warranty I would make a claim and ask for a new engine.

So does that mean synthetic oil will be consumed faster than if I had a car that didn't require synthetic oil? And do you know how I would make a claim for a new engine? I do not want to continue working with the same dealership.

80,045

If you don't like the dealer you will have to find another one farther away - it is a pain but I had to do the same thing when my new Subaru used oil. Super thin oil like your car uses is a problem. You need to go to a dealer you trust and tell them your car is using too much oil. They may do an oil consumption test but if you car keeps using too much oil they should replace the engine. Keep on them or they may blow you off. You may also want to contact Dodge directly and tell them what is going on. Make a log book and record EVERY drop of oil you have to add.

Ok thank you so much for your help!!!

52,725

Did you check the oil during the 7,000 miles? My guess is no.

No so the car may have consumed oil during that time but no where near as much as after the oil change. It would make more sense if the oil light came on during that 7,000 but it didn't.

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