Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Reno/Lake Tahoe, Nevada USA
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The issue with oil consumption has been spoken of, and documented since 2014 when the first Renegades were delivered to customers. It is a fact that these engines drink an amount of oil. The oil is very thin in newer cars, and some engines tend to use oil because of that. My theory is that once one of these engines gets a quart or more low, the oil gets hotter and thinner, making the issue even more prominent. That is to say that that the lower the oil, the faster it goes away. I'm hesitant on saying that it's being burned because there would be an equal amount of catalytic converter complaints/replacements, and that's not happening. That being said, I don't know where the oil is going, since there are very few complaints of oil leaks.
For the people that do not even know what a dip stick is, this is a basic knowledge of driving a vehicle that should be carried out by the owner, or someone. Maybe I'm an exception, but I always have checked the oil more than regularly with a new car, just so I can have an idea if it will be an oil user. I adjust my oil checking intervals accordingly based on that.
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