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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. 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.
The oil pressure warning light is not an oil-level indicator.
The oil pressure warning light indicates serious engine damage may be occuring when lit, if engine rpm is above idle speed.
Checking engine oil level
The oil level should be checked at regular intervals (e.g. every time you refuel).
Responding to oil level warnings
If the oil level is too low, the or symbol is displayed on the multifunction display with a warning and the engine oil must be topped up immediately.
Reading the engine oil level on the multifunction display
Risk of engine damage.
If the oil level is below the minimum mark, the engine will not be sufficiently lubricated
Choosing and topping up engine oil
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.
Engine compartment blowers and other moving parts in the area of the engine
While work is in progress, hands, fingers, articles of clothing, necklaces, or long hair can become trapped by moving parts in the engine compartment, e.g., engine compartment blowers or drive belts. The engine compartment blowers are installed under the hood. After the engine is turned off, the engine temperature is monitored for around 30 minutes. Depending on the temperature, the engine compartment blowers may continue to run or may be reactivated during this period.