2012 Jeep Wrangler Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Early Oil Change Alert

October 10, 2012


Our longterm 2012 Jeep Wrangler sent up an oil change alert this morning. There was a chime and the display above (disembodied fingers and all), followed by the display after the jump.

But waitasec, the service interval prescribed by the owner's manual is 8,000 miles, and the Jeep currently only has some 20,500 miles on the clock. By my math, this alert is... 3,500 miles premature. Hmm.


Turns out the Jeep's last oil change was performed by a dealer when the odometer read 14,408 miles. Had they simply re-set the last alert, it would have chimed in again when the odo read 22,408 miles. Seems they reprogrammed the alert to come on at an interval of 6000 miles instead.


Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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