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Jacobbs87
01-13-2015, 05:47 PM
Hey guys. I apologize if this has been posted somewhere before. I thought I saw it once but then couldn't find the thread.

So my 500L trekking has hit 9200 miles and next month it will be a year old. I was wondering when the car would alert me to needing an oil change. So I called the dealer and they told me the car would know when it needed the oil changed and it wasn't a preset amount of time or mileage. "It all depends on how it is driven". That being said he then told me that if city driving the it should be changed every 5000 and highway every 8000. This confused me and I again asked why nothing has come up to tell me? I also asked about my moms 500c that has ever had an alert about an oil change being needed since she bought it in 2012. Granted we have gotten the oil changed just out of habit. Does anyone know if this info is true or are they just making it up?

X19
01-13-2015, 08:15 PM
My understanding is the computer will let you go as much as 10,000 miles before calling for an oil change. On my 500L the message came on at 9,400.

Jacobbs87
01-13-2015, 08:49 PM
My understanding is the computer will let you go as much as 10,000 miles before calling for an oil change. On my 500L the message came on at 9,400.

Thanks. I just had it in my head that it would alert me 1000 miles before, probably because that's what my other cars did. 😊

X19
01-13-2015, 09:41 PM
I think the 500L triggers 500 miles beforehand. I guess I almost maxed-out my oil!