I'm taking my wagon back for the 3rd time for excessive oil consumption issues.. light has come on four times since i bought it... a little over 10,000 miles... anyone else encounter this?
I'm at the dealership right now. It is a 2017 impreza sport wagon, 5spd. If they run another consumption test this will be the 3rd test they have run on my car... I know not to rely on the light but, I was told to bring it in if the light keeps going on and not to add oil, which seems ignorant but, at this rate it is under warrantee.I'm assuming this is an Impreza? What year, which transmission? When checking the dipstick how much has the oil dropped in how many miles? Don't rely on the light, watch the dipstick and mileage.
Ask the dealer to do an oil consumption test. They will top up the oil and see how much is consumed over 1,200 miles. It's a standard test. Make sure they do not overfill with oil for the oil consumption test!!
Our 2018 only has 1,800 miles and has been fine. Our other 3 Outbacks (2011, 2013, 2014) have normal oil consumption as well. Subaru had a number of issues from 2013-2014 with 2.5 and 2.0 engines...manual transmission engines had the worst problems but oil consumption can happen in any model year. If indeed oil is not leaking and is being consumed they will probably replace the short block (engine without the heads).
Exactly the same story with exactly same car. 5MT 2017 Impreza. The only difference is that light came up 4 times and my Impreza has only 8800 miles on clock. Its not that I didn't notice that oil consumption was "little" over the limit, but after 1st time my dealership wanted me to do test and light came up before I supposed stop for another test. Then they did another test, went back to dealership and I was told everything seemed normal. 900 miles later another light popped up. Lemon law?I'm taking my wagon back for the 3rd time for excessive oil consumption issues.. light has come on four times since i bought it... a little over 10,000 miles... anyone else encounter this?
Really appreciate it. My was delivered pretty much the same time as yours. Would you mind to tell if you got a replacement or engine swap? Reimbursement? Thanks in advance!!!You do not need a lawyer to lemon law your car. Read up on lemon laws in your state, follow the required procedures, and you can do it on your own, no problem. I had to do it with my Feb 2017 Impreza Sport already (Florida). Was a 45-50 days process, but it worked out.