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Old 04-08-2010, 07:38 AM
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Noob Question - Oil Change Message

Took the GC on a trip this past weekend and noticed on the way home that we have a "Oil Change Required" message (or something like that) - Jeep only has 2600 miles on it.

Is this typical and if so, what is the frequency?? Also, does this mean that we just need an oil change or is it indicating it is low on oil??
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:41 AM
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Re: Noob Question - Oil Change Message

Mine came up at 2,499 miles. It's something to do with initail break in if I remember right. It's a recommended oil change.
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Re: Noob Question - Oil Change Message

I know on mine you can set the service interval in the EVIC. Not sure if that was changed in the newer models.
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Re: Noob Question - Oil Change Message

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Took the GC on a trip this past weekend and noticed on the way home that we have a "Oil Change Required" message (or something like that) - Jeep only has 2600 miles on it.

Is this typical and if so, what is the frequency?? Also, does this mean that we just need an oil change or is it indicating it is low on oil??
Its a system that the Jeep recommends when you should change the oil. Nothing to do with it being low. If this is the initial oil, I would change it. I changed my initial break in oil at like 1000 miles.

Check the oil and make sure it isnt low anyways. New engines consume quite of bit of oil during its break in process.

To reset it, turn the key to the on position and pump the gas pedal until the EVIC says Oil Change Indicator (or something to that effect) reset.
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Re: Noob Question - Oil Change Message

The newer models(2008 and up) have a system where it actually monitors your driving style and makes a recommendation on when to change the oil based on your driving....If you are hard on the truck, it will recommend oil changes earlier than if you are easy on the truck...
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:05 AM
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Re: Noob Question - Oil Change Message

Soo, Joe will probably need to change his every other week.

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Soo, Joe will probably need to change his every other week.

LOL. I have had my motor oil changed 3 times already.

Not kidding. LOL
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LOL. I have had my motor oil changed 3 times already.

Not kidding. LOL
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The newer models(2008 and up) have a system where it actually monitors your driving style and makes a recommendation on when to change the oil based on your driving....If you are hard on the truck, it will recommend oil changes earlier than if you are easy on the truck...
Eewwww, that's not good...

Thanks for all of the replies - I will take her in shortly. Got a coupon from my dealer for a free first oil change.
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