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Unread 01-16-2008, 07:38 PM   #1
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Only 2400 miles and computer says "Change Oil"

Has anyone had the computer throw the "change oil" indicator this soon?
Seems like it's early.

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Unread 01-16-2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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Do you have stock tires and gears?
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Unread 01-17-2008, 12:00 AM   #3
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Has anyone had the computer throw the "change oil" indicator this soon?
Seems like it's early.
Yes, mine has done this twice. That means 2 oil changes already. I was told it was driving habits. The manual service states changing oil every 10000 km or in your case every 6000 miles. It actually doubled the service schedule. My driving habits are always the same or at least the wifes is too. I just had my oil done 2 days ago but the indicator told me to do it 600 km ago. I just ignored the stupid thing at start-ups for a while. It isn't going to hurt anything. I still will take it in no matter what and have them change the oil evry 5000km/3000miles. To me, its a pain in the @ss. This new feature is new on a all 08 chrysler/Jeep/ Dodge vehicles. GM has had this feature for a while now, so I am told.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 02:58 AM   #4
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Yup, mine just flashed on today. I also plan to do my changes every 3000....
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Unread 01-17-2008, 05:53 AM   #5
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Has anyone had the computer throw the "change oil" indicator this soon?
Seems like it's early.
Man...mine came up the first time at just over 6000km, what type of driving do you do in yours?

My driving habits may be close to perfect for stretching the time between oil changes. I have about a 50 mile round-trip to work that's almost completely inter-state driving.

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Unread 01-17-2008, 06:07 AM   #6
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mine came on the other day at 2500 miles....i already had an appointment for the 24th so i didn't care....i will hit the 3 month mark before mileage....and my oil changes are free from the dealer, so it doesn't affect me to get it done early....oh and they are going to attempt to fix the leak in the freedom top....we will see about that
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Unread 01-17-2008, 07:35 AM   #7
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I'd change it every 2K anyway. I've done this with every new vehicle I've ever had and thel ALL ran to 200K. Oil changes are cheap to do and take very little time.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 08:15 AM   #8
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my change oil light came on for the first time ever at 5,800 miles..

The oil in it was changed at 3,450, and I since changed it again at 6,045.

I do believe it is gauged by driving habit, Im 90% highway and took the JK offroad only about 7 times. Maybe pressed the pedal to the floor twice so far.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 08:48 AM   #9
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2500 miles here. Fine by me - I had been meaning to do it. I always change at 3000.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 12:00 PM   #10
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There are enough threads here in re when to change and what to use filter and oil-wise. Do as you feel, but keep in mind your warranty. That said, to get rid of the idiot light: Turn key to "On" position (don't start jeep), within 10 seconds apply gas pedal 3 times, not super fast or slow, you have 10 seconds, turn key to off. Try it now, light should be gone. If not, try again. If after 4th try it hasn't worked, run 3x around car naked at exactly 3:13pm on a Sunday while muttering curses under your breath. Your neighbors will have you Baker-Acted and you won't have to worry about the light anymore..
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Unread 01-17-2008, 01:59 PM   #11
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Mine came on at 2500 miles. I just figured that they programmed it that way at the factory. My Nissan Murano allows you to set different intervals for this alarm to pop up.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 02:26 PM   #12
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MiamiPaco. Good one.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 06:17 PM   #13
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Man...mine came up the first time at just over 6000km, what type of driving do you do in yours?

My driving habits may be close to perfect for stretching the time between oil changes. I have about a 50 mile round-trip to work that's almost completely inter-state driving.

Jeff
Gah...where I come out with the "km"? I meant, miles.

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Unread 01-17-2008, 06:22 PM   #14
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i guess mine isn't working. I have changed my oil twic at 3,000 mile intervals and the thing hasn't said a thing once.

Is it possible that it has been disabled?
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Unread 01-17-2008, 06:41 PM   #15
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i guess mine isn't working. I have changed my oil twic at 3,000 mile intervals and the thing hasn't said a thing once.

Is it possible that it has been disabled?
new on 08.....yes
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