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

74,575

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.

74,575

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!!!

50,855

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.

Your Answer

Dart

Looking for a Used Dart in your area?

CarGurus has 539 nationwide Dart listings starting at $5,995.

Postal Code:

Dodge Dart Experts

  • #1
    enginecreator
    Reputation
    100
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    90
  • #2
    Bob Beaman
    Reputation
    90
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Charger
78 Great Deals out of 811 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Cruze
217 Great Deals out of 4,265 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Civic
305 Great Deals out of 3,966 listings starting at $1,494
Used Ford Focus
118 Great Deals out of 2,529 listings starting at $750
Used Dodge Challenger
10 Great Deals out of 881 listings starting at $12,888
Used Ford Mustang
11 Great Deals out of 1,181 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Fusion
155 Great Deals out of 2,053 listings starting at $995
Used Chrysler 200
68 Great Deals out of 1,993 listings starting at $3,900
Used Mazda MAZDA3
172 Great Deals out of 2,532 listings starting at $2,345
Used Chevrolet Malibu
110 Great Deals out of 2,288 listings starting at $2,599
Used Honda Accord
65 Great Deals out of 1,093 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Camaro
3 Great Deals out of 790 listings starting at $12,995
Used Toyota Corolla
194 Great Deals out of 3,448 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Altima
69 Great Deals out of 1,283 listings starting at $2,750

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Dodge Dart SE For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 31 listings starting at $11,907
2015 Dodge Dart SE For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 23 listings starting at $9,500
2014 Dodge Dart SE For Sale
22 listings starting at $8,988
2013 Dodge Dart SE For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 27 listings starting at $6,300

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.