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2012 burning oil - dealers wants to see car?

I called today just to find out what oil they use since there were 2 listed (according to my husband). The car is about a quart low on oil and has a little over 1300 miles on it. Oil life shows 89%. Talked to my dealership today, and they want to see the car. Advised me against putting oil in it and just bring it to them? Anybody know what this could be about?


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Sounds like they just want to see why it's that low on oil so soon.

Sounds like they are being good at customer service.


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You should take it in just so it can documented. I've added half a quart myself at 2500 miles. I dunno about the whole don't add oil til we see it thing.

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New cars frequently consume oil during the break-in period. Take it to the dealer to be checked and have them put more of whatever they used in the original install. Make sure they use the same oil, ask them about it. Don't let them just pump from whatever big tub is available.

And make sure to do the break-in correctly.
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My GT500 used about a quart in the first 1000 miles and hasn't used a drop since. By all means take it in if you have time, but I doubt it's cause for alarm. If it uses a quart during the next thousand miles then I'd definitely take in it.
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I called today just to find out what oil they use since there were 2 listed (according to my husband). The car is about a quart low on oil and has a little over 1300 miles on it. Oil life shows 89%. Talked to my dealership today, and they want to see the car. Advised me against putting oil in it and just bring it to them? Anybody know what this could be about?
Hi Laura,

I have 900km (somewhere around 600 miles) and I'm down 1/2 quart. I expected that. New engines tend to use a bit until the rings fully seat.

Same happened to the Hemi in the Road Runner after I rebuilt it. First thousand miles or so it used a quart. Now it goes all season without losing any oil.

I just went to the Ford dealer and picked up a quarter of the Premium semi-synthetic 5W20 and topped it up. I'll put synthetic in it after the first oil change.

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The current level has little importance, unless it had been previously observed to be at a specific level.

The level should be inspected and maintained as per the Owner's Manual.

If the level is observed to be good, then observed to be low after a short time / mileage duration, then there is a possible problem.

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