I have a 2004 Sonata with 89,000 miles on it and the oil has been
changed religiously at 5,000 mile intervals. Suddenly about 10,000
miles ago it began needing a quart of oil added every 1,000 miles.
The PCV valve has been replaced and the valve cover gasket which
showed a little seepage. Neither has had any influence on the oil
consumption. Does this sound like a valid warranty claim under the 10
year, 100,000 mile drive train warranty. I am the original owner.
On Wednesday, May 29, 2013 9:31:03 AM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
Potentially. If there are any oil leaks present, they will need to be addr
essed first. Unless caused by the oil filter or drain plug gasket or somet
hing similarly considered maintenance, these repairs typically fall under t
he 10/100 warranty.
Once there are no leaks present, the dealer will need to demonstrate that t
he engine uses in excess of 1 quart in 1000 miles. This is typically done
by the dealer changing the oil and verifying it's at the full mark. Then,
every time you reach the 1 quart low mark, you return to the dealer for the
m to recheck and top off the oil. This should occur for three iterations,
with the dealer recording the amount of oil added and the mileage each time
. Upon completion, the total miles driven are divided by the amount of oil
added to achieve the number of miles per quart.
Yeah, that's the crazy official policy. I went through these contortions
with my wife's Subaru. First the car uses no more than 1/4 quart over
5000 miles, next it uses 20 times more (1 quart over 1000) and it is
OP should get with the program right now because he only has
11,000 miles left before the powertrain warantee expires.
On Wed, 29 May 2013 09:31:03 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Could be, but I'm not sure what the specs are these days. Years ago,
a quart every 1000 miles was considered normal. Hyundai probably has
some specs on what they consider "normal". I"d certainly check for
leaks though. If you have to, put a piece of cardboard under the
engine when parked overnight. Sniff for odors of burning oil dripping
on a manifold.
Check these out.
I called the local Ford dealership close to where I live this
afternoon and they said that Ford considers 1 quart of oil usage per
1,000 miles "normal' and within "specifications". The service writer I
spoke to said that he personally feels that this is high, but that
that is what Ford "officially" says for warranty purposes. Does this
sound about right, or is the Ford dealer feeding me a line?
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