Posted by Boutiette Abella on Monday, 16 September, 2019 01:44:30
We posed that question to Subaru. "While we believe the oil consumption of our vehicles to be within acceptable levels, we continually work to reduce the amount of consumable goods, such as oil
You may be reimbursed for up to six (6) quarts of oil, if you presented your vehicle to an authorized Subaru retailer and complained of excessive oil consumption. In that case, you may be reimbursed for one (1) quart of engine oil for every 10,000 odometer miles, for the first 60,000 odometer miles on your vehicle.
The oil consumption test should not cost anything including the oil change! It does sound like they are doing an oil consumption test of sorts as the interval is 1,200 miles and it should not use more than 1/3 quart. Keep an eye on the level and if it drops near 1 quart low take it back in regardless of the miles.
Why Does My Subaru Use Oil? For this article I am focusing on oil consumption and not external leaks from the engine, meaning if you check your oil, find it low, it's not due for an oil change and there are no major visible leaks found with your engine, than this article applies.
Owners can contact their Subaru dealer and go in for an oil consumption test. If the dealer determines the oil consumption is found to exceed normal levels, dealers will replace the shortblock
Audi, BMW, and Subaru stick firmly to the statement that oil consumption is a normal part of a car's operation. Subaru considers a quart burned every 1,000 to 1,200 miles to be acceptable.