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It is important to perform oil changes regularly in accordance with the intervals specified in your Maintenance Schedule.
Engine oil consumption
It is normal for your engine to consume oil.
The rate of oil consumption depends on the quality and viscosity of oil, the speed at which the engine is operated, the climate, road conditions as well as the amount of dilution and oxidation of the lubricant.
If the vehicle is used for repeated short trips, and consumes a normal amount of oil, the engine oil measurement may not show any drop in the oil level at all, even after 600 miles (1000 km) or more. This is because the oil is gradually becoming diluted with fuel or moisture, making it appear that the oil level has not changed.
The diluting ingredients evaporate out when the vehicle is driven at high speeds, as on an expressway, making it then appear that oil is excessively consumed after driving at high speeds.
If the conditions you drive your vehicle in are dusty, humid, or hot, the frequency of the oil change intervals should be greater.
If the vehicle is driven at a high rate of speed, climatic conditions are warm, and the load is high, the oil should be checked more frequently, as driving conditions will determine the rate of oil consumption.
Checking Engine Oil Level
Swallowing Engine Oil
Engine oil is hazardous to your health and may be fatal if swallowed.
Engine Oil Cancer Risk
Used engine oil contains chemicals that have caused cancer in laboratory animals.
The difference between the minimum and maximum marks on the segment display is between approx. 1.06 and 2.11 quarts (1 and 2 liters), depending on the equipment.
If the oil level is too low, this is indicated by the oil-warning light on the multi-function display.
Measuring the oil level after topping up engine oil or opening the engine compartment lid
The oil level can be checked after waiting for approx. 2 minutes with the vehicle parked on a level surface and the engine at operating temperature.