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Oil Consumption 2014 Cherokee Limited

Just wanted to say hello to everyone and see if anyone else has experienced the same problem with their Cherokee. We bought a new 2014 Limited Cherokee Jan 14, 2014. The car went through the normal rough shifting a lot of people seem to be complaining about and worked normal other than that until it got to around 21,000 miles and was about ready for a 3rd oil change. Two days before Christmas it stalled on my wife as she was going around a sharp right turn and also gave a crazy message saying vehicle must be in park to shift gears. She was only 2 blocks from the house. We had it do this several times and finally took it in to a dealer to have it looked at. Over the course of the next three weeks it spent two of them in the shop and we had loaners. They changed a fuel pump and power control module as well as doing several software updates. Finally they changed the oil and said the problem was that it was low on oil even though it wasn't past the mileage for an oil change on the sticker. It's only been about 2100 miles since the oil change and appears to have gone from the very top of the crosshatched area of the dipstick to almost the bottom. Not sure how much oil this means it's used but I've never had a new vehicle use oil like this. The vehicle handles great in the snow and we like the interior a lot. Also the transmission seems to be a lot smoother after the first 10000 miles of break-in. Hope they can figure out where the oil is going. No codes ever came up as far as the stalling problem connected to low oil. I'm taking it in for evaluation again next week.

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Re: Oil Consumption 2014 Cherokee Limited

After the last oil change did you verify ( I know you should not have to) that they filled the oil all the way up and that the jeep actually used it vs them not filling it up enough in the first place? a sloppy tech not putting enough in is easily possible.
operating at the bottom of the hashed area should not be a problem. The hashed area is the operating area, so being at the bottom but still in the hashed area maybe a little low but it should not cause you operating issues. top of the hashed to the bottom of the hashed on the 5.7 grand Cherokee is roughly 1 quart, I don't know on the Cherokee but its probably about the same maybe a little less.
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Thanks. I did check it this time. They had it filled right to the top of the crosshatch. At 1,500 miles it was down about 20% of the way on the crosshatched area. That was 2/14. Two weeks later on 2/28 it was only 550 miles more and down to about 20% above the bottom part of the crosshatched area or 80% down. I'm taking it in tomorrow to see what they think. Never really checked it right after they did the 2nd oil change. We had 4 free ones from the dealer and when I looked at the paperwork on the first two changes they had 7 units on the first work order and 5 units on the second. I mentioned this to the repair dealership(a different dealer) but they didn't think much of it. Hard to believe with all of the sensors that they don't have one for low oil or that no codes were ever generated during our ordeal. When I called in Saturday the guy at the desk ask me if they had done a test where they put some dye in the oil. I told him I was never told that they tried this yet. I believe they go on whether or not the vehicle uses more than a quart of oil per 1,000 miles.
Don't know if low oil is a bigger problem in variable valve timing vehicles or not but that's , my hunch. Had to laugh when they put 10,000 miles till the next oil change on the sticker. Thanks, Jack
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Thanks. I did check it this time. They had it filled right to the top of the crosshatch. At 1,500 miles it was down about 20% of the way on the crosshatched area. That was 2/14. Two weeks later on 2/28 it was only 550 miles more and down to about 20% above the bottom part of the crosshatched area or 80% down. I'm taking it in tomorrow to see what they think. Never really checked it right after they did the 2nd oil change. We had 4 free ones from the dealer and when I looked at the paperwork on the first two changes they had 7 units on the first work order and 5 units on the second. I mentioned this to the repair dealership(a different dealer) but they didn't think much of it. Hard to believe with all of the sensors that they don't have one for low oil or that no codes were ever generated during our ordeal. When I called in Saturday the guy at the desk ask me if they had done a test where they put some dye in the oil. I told him I was never told that they tried this yet. I believe they go on whether or not the vehicle uses more than a quart of oil per 1,000 miles.
Don't know if low oil is a bigger problem in variable valve timing vehicles or not but that's , my hunch. Had to laugh when they put 10,000 miles till the next oil change on the sticker. Thanks, Jack
So thats probably nearly a quart in 500 miles, yes using way to fast. Do you notice any blue smoke out the exhaust? Because if its not leaking it, it must be going out the exhaust. I think you have the right plan get it to the dealer. Good luck
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