Is the 2.4L MulitAir normally a bit of an oil eater? - Page 2 - JeepForum.com
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post #16 of 27 Old 12-26-2018, 05:22 AM
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I recently purchased a new 2018 (leftover) renegade latitude 4 WD with a 2.4 liter MA engine. I have 2700 miles on it. After having read some of the posts I was concerned about oil burning so I checked my oil just before I had it changed at 2500 miles. It was fine. My mileage is averaging 28.9 miles per gallon. I am pleased with that

My manual says to check oil every 1000 miles. I will do that. I love this car. No problems with it at all.

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post #17 of 27 Old 04-05-2019, 10:02 AM
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UPDATE:
Just had our Compass to the dealer for state inspection and oil change. Told dealer about oil usage, and they said they are familiar with the problem, and have instructions from FCA. They checked the PCV valve and found it was clogged. Replaced it under warranty. They said that should take care of the issue. I will monitor the oil, as usual, and report back here if it is still using oil. That's the only issue we've had with our Compass in 2 years. Couldn't ask for a more reliable vehicle.

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post #18 of 27 Old 04-08-2019, 02:50 PM
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post #19 of 27 Old 05-27-2019, 04:02 PM
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At least in the 2017s, it is a MultiAir engine. Says so right on the cover, which I saw when I popped the hood this weekend to add a quart of oil to the car I've only had for seven weeks and 1600 miles.

I'm not sure if/when they changed anything with the engines.
Might as well add my 2 cents, my 2016 Renegade Trailhawk, manufactured Nov. 2015, is MultiAir.
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post #20 of 27 Old 08-10-2019, 09:55 PM
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Oil Usage Update: Even after replacing the PVC valve, our new model '17 Compass is still using about a quart of oil every 3,000 miles. No other issues. Will be taking it to dealer again. That just doesn't seem right.

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post #21 of 27 Old 08-11-2019, 09:08 AM
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Jeep replaced my Renegade's engine. It has only been a month, so I can't determine oil consumption yet. The new engine came in half a quart low already, which they said was normal.

Then, two days ago, the car would barely start, and it was shaking at low idle. After barely making it to the dealer (used manual to keep the RPMs high) they found that the wire going to cylinder 1 had come loose. If you get an engine replacement, have them check the oil level, and check for anything which might have come loose.

And not related to this problem, but my backup camera went bad, and then the replacement was bad. I've been to the service department 4 or 5 times in the last month.
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post #22 of 27 Old 09-04-2019, 08:01 AM
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Trying to get an appointment with the dealer right now. We are now going through a quart of oil every 2,000 miles. No puddles, no smoke, very frustrating. Vehicle has less than 10,000 miles on the odo. We really like our Compass, and have had absolutely no other issues of importance, but this oil consumption issue is really unacceptable.


edit: Evidently 2,000 miles a quart IS acceptable with FCA. Just talked to service, and they said FCA finds this to be normal. Guess I'm stuck dumping a quart in every 2,000 miles.

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post #23 of 27 Old 09-05-2019, 01:01 PM
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That is crazy, 2k miles and you have to put in a quart? I would dump any car that did that in a heart beat, no way am putting that much oil in a car.



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Trying to get an appointment with the dealer right now. We are now going through a quart of oil every 2,000 miles. No puddles, no smoke, very frustrating. Vehicle has less than 10,000 miles on the odo. We really like our Compass, and have had absolutely no other issues of importance, but this oil consumption issue is really unacceptable.


edit: Evidently 2,000 miles a quart IS acceptable with FCA. Just talked to service, and they said FCA finds this to be normal. Guess I'm stuck dumping a quart in every 2,000 miles.
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post #24 of 27 Old 09-05-2019, 05:13 PM
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My 2015 200S doesn’t use any oil in its extremely long and questionable service interval.

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post #25 of 27 Old 09-08-2019, 08:53 PM
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Dealer has told me FCA says 2,000 miles/quart is acceptable. I find this to be quite ludicrous for a new vehicle, especially after 8,000 miles of break-in. Absolutely nothing else wrong with this Jeep. If we were putting 20,000 miles a year on it, and that's not unusual usage, I'd have to keep a case of oil in the back. This is not the kind of car company I think people will want to do business with. 10,000 mile max oil change interval would mean adding 5 quarts between changes. Anyone from JeepCares care to respond to FCA's claim that adding a quart of oil every 2,000 miles is acceptable?
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post #26 of 27 Old 09-10-2019, 08:11 PM
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It's a beautiful vehicle that was offered at a lower price than comparables from other makes - something had to give

Add that quart of oil and hope that EU mandates don't completely kill the automotive industry

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post #27 of 27 Old 09-10-2019, 09:18 PM
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Add that quart of oil...

Don't have much of a choice, do I?

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