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      09-10-2008, 03:54 PM   #1
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my car keeps telling me a i need a 700 mile oil change...

I thought first service for anything was at 1200 miles, but my car keeps telling me that I need to have my oil changed at 700 miles even though the meter has it at completely full.
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      09-10-2008, 03:57 PM   #2
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Hmm have you been pushing it?
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      09-10-2008, 03:57 PM   #3
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it gives you enough warning to set an appointment to get it done.
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      09-10-2008, 03:58 PM   #4
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it gives you enough warning to set an appointment to get it done.
blakepilot. get out of here man you keep following me to different threads lol.
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mmmmmmmmmmm. It MAY be telling you how long you have to go UNTIL you need to change the oil.

When you get close to a scheduled maintenance, the car will keep giving you a warning to do it. When you first start the car, look at where the odometer is, usually. You will see a mileage number which is the countdown to the next service. If it is a positive number, then that is the mileage until you are due for service. If the number is negative, that is the amount you are overdue!

I imagine yours is just telling you that in about 700 miles, you are due for service. Mine started showing up at about 500 miles to go, I think.
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mine started popping up at 400 and 500.. but im taking in it tomorrow.. im at 1150
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mine started popping up at 400 and 500.. but im taking in it tomorrow.. im at 1150
your 50 miles away, you will be charged for the service
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thanks yea I went back and checked and its just giving me a warning for the 1200 mile service, I just misunderstood it.
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      09-11-2008, 10:18 AM   #9
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thanks yea I went back and checked and its just giving me a warning for the 1200 mile service, I just misunderstood it.
No worries. I freaked out too when I saw it. My SA explained it to me. I did not recall reading about that in the manual, but I bet it is there. I prolly skipped over that part.
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Mine never even said I needed 1200 mile service but I took it in at 1210... and I pushed it hard but kept it at or below 5500 rpm throughout the break-in.
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mine gave me the warning at 800 but when you start the car it showed 500 to go before really needing service.
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      10-16-2008, 10:29 AM   #12
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My car is telling me oil service is due with 800 miles on it. the mileage countdown says I still have 600 miles to go before the break in service is required.

I'm taking it in tomorrow for a check (he said this was done by reading the info on the key fob.

While I'm there they will also be looking at a faulty ambient light in the passenger door and more importantly, they will update me M-DCT software.
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