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Old 07-28-2013, 09:40 AM   #1
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"Hot oil" light and new jeep

So my jeep has 52 miles on it, I got it yesterday. This morning I'm driving to get bfast and the warning "hot oil" comes on the evic, and I get the warning noise. Well I pulled into a parking lot and turned it off and waited a few and restarted with no issues. Should I call the dealership? Seems crazy to be getting a hot oil light with 50 miles on it. Does molar offer a tranny cooler?

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Take it back as quick as you can! I would talk to your salesman also and find out why it happened!

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There are a couple other threads on here addressing this issue, and it relates to the tranny not the engine.
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So my jeep has 52 miles on it, I got it yesterday. This morning I'm driving to get bfast and the warning "hot oil" comes on the evic, and I get the warning noise. Well I pulled into a parking lot and turned it off and waited a few and restarted with no issues. Should I call the dealership? Seems crazy to be getting a hot oil light with 50 miles on it. Does molar offer a tranny cooler?
Hot oil light is transmission and not engine.
When equipped with a automatic transmission, your new model Wrangler should already have a trans cooler as standard equipment.
Check to see if the transmission is low on oil!
If it is at the correct level, then I would take it back to the Dealers Service department, because you either have a transmission issue, or you are getting a false warning.
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Hot oil light is transmission and not engine.
When equipped with a automatic transmission, your new model Wrangler should already have a trans cooler as standard equipment.
Check to see if the transmission is low on oil!
If it is at the correct level, then I would take it back to the Dealers Service department, because you either have a transmission issue, or you are getting a false warning.
My two cents....DO NOT CHECK the level. Don't do ANYTHING...except bring it to the dealer right away. They can check it and they can fix it on their dime. Bring it back. And insist to watch while they check it. If they forgot to do something or didn't deliver it to you with the right amount of oil (and you aren't watching) it could do damage (hence the warning light). Don't let them hand it back to you and say "it's all set, it was just a 'blip' in the electronics". Make it THEIR problem.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:42 AM   #6
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Yea im taking it in today. This morning when I started it to go to work the Hot Oil warning came on again, the jeep hadnt even been on for 30 seconds. Being it was 0500 and I need to get to work, I turned it off and back on. No warning, was 2 minutes into my drive when it came on again, I was looking for a spot to pull over and the transmission started acting up and the check engine light came on....... this is BS! The thing only has 65 miles on it!
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I would demand an entirely new jeep.
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I would demand an entirely new jeep.
This doesn't make sense, it could just be a faulty sensor. Stuff happens, the dealer will fix it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:00 AM   #9
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This doesn't make sense, it could just be a faulty sensor. Shit happens, the dealer will fix it.
But he took delivery recently enough that he can return the jeep (depending upon state law). Given the option to fix or replace, I would go with the latter.
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This doesn't make sense, it could just be a faulty sensor. Stuff happens, the dealer will fix it.
No way. Demand to watch them "service" it. If the oil level was low wen they delivered it to you....they can give u a new jeep or new transmission. It's horrible, but if you trust the dealership....prepare for even more bull****
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No way. Demand to watch them "service" it. If the oil level was low wen they delivered it to you....they can give u a new jeep or new transmission. It's horrible, but if you trust the dealership....prepare for even more bull****
He's getting a "Hot Oil" indicator, not "Low Oil". My opinion is that it's a faulty sensor.
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He's getting a "Hot Oil" indicator, not "Low Oil". My opinion is that it's a faulty sensor.
Hopefully its just a sensor, very well may be just that (however, low oil gets hotter). Wasn't trying to argue....my point is, demand to watch the service dept with your brand new jeep. Then YOU will know what was wrong. If its just a sensor, cool. If not however, then you have the correct info...to proceed properly. Trusting a dealership/service dept is like trusting the government
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Yea im taking it in today. This morning when I started it to go to work the Hot Oil warning came on again, the jeep hadnt even been on for 30 seconds. Being it was 0500 and I need to get to work, I turned it off and back on. No warning, was 2 minutes into my drive when it came on again, I was looking for a spot to pull over and the transmission started acting up and the check engine light came on....... this is BS! The thing only has 65 miles on it!
Sucky situation, but I think its a good sign that you got the message right away, because there is no way the trans overheated that fast. This is a bad oil temp sender or something along those lines, way better than a tranny that has been running too hot for the first few hours of its life.
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r and the transmission started acting up and the check engine light came on....... t

Would a faulty sensor cause the transmission to act up or only send false readings?

I'd take it to the dealer and demand a replacement.. Who knows what gremlins could be lurking if it was a low oil situation in the tranny.. I know I wouldn't be comfortable with it at all.
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O.K., this should not have happened, but it did. Yes if the oil level is low, which causes less quantity than needed, per design, then the oil temperature will be hotter than normal.
You have a 5 year, or 100,000 mile warranty, whichever comes first to cover what ever has failed. Getting nasty with your Service Department will not gain you anything! Just be professional and explain your unhappiness that this happened at such low mileage. Then follow up and make sure that you understand what caused it and that when it is returned to you as fixed/repaired, that the issue no longer exists.
I also recommend that you make their sales manager aware of your unhappiness as to this low mileage issue.
Good Luck!
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Would a faulty sensor cause the transmission to act up or only send false readings?

I'd take it to the dealer and demand a replacement.. Who knows what gremlins could be lurking if it was a low oil situation in the tranny.. I know I wouldn't be comfortable with it at all.
Yes, a bad sensor can cause the trans to act up because the TCM is reacting to the (false) input. A "limp" mode if you will to protect the tranny.

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Old 07-29-2013, 12:11 PM   #18
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I have been polite with them, got a little upset when they didnt call me back after they sadi they would. So I called at lunch. Because I work until 5 I wont be there until 6pm, so I told them I need a car to drive, the guy said no. I argued he still said no. So i said thanks and hung up, I called the guy who sold it to me and did some bitching and he squared me away. So we will see what happens. I think its a bad sensor, no way that right after I turn the vehicle on, that the transmission overheated in 2-5 sec.
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I have been polite with them, got a little upset when they didnt call me back after they sadi they would. So I called at lunch. Because I work until 5 I wont be there until 6pm, so I told them I need a car to drive, the guy said no. I argued he still said no. So i said thanks and hung up, I called the guy who sold it to me and did some bitching and he squared me away. So we will see what happens. I think its a bad sensor, no way that right after I turn the vehicle on, that the transmission overheated in 2-5 sec.
It amazes me how the domestic dealers generally don't hook customers up with loaners for repairs to vehicles under warranty. It is pathetic really.
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It amazes me how the domestic dealers generally don't hook customers up with loaners for repairs to vehicles under warranty. It is pathetic really.
You're right! This is a super perk, and really does make a difference when I'm shopping a new vehicle.. I used to have an Acura MDX, and ANY time I needed anything, just request a loaner and it was done. Heck, I even took my son's '96 Acura with 165K miles in for repair.. BAM! New Acura TL to drive for a few days, whilst his was being repaired. That's nice.

I think the factory gives the dealers a good deal on the service cars, and then the dealer can put that car into his used car lot after the service term is over and make a handsome profit. It's really a win-win scenario
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If it were my Jeep I'd push for a replacement or the very least extended warranty.
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You're right! This is a super perk, and really does make a difference when I'm shopping a new vehicle.. I used to have an Acura MDX, and ANY time I needed anything, just request a loaner and it was done. Heck, I even took my son's '96 Acura with 165K miles in for repair.. BAM! New Acura TL to drive for a few days, whilst his was being repaired. That's nice.

I think the factory gives the dealers a good deal on the service cars, and then the dealer can put that car into his used car lot after the service term is over and make a handsome profit. It's really a win-win scenario
Brought the wife's V70 in for scheduled maintenance, that was paid for by Volvo, and had a C-whatever convertible for two days. That may have determined the next family car purchase.
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So they said they tested the transmission temperature sensor and it came up faulty. They replaced it and said its good to go now. We will see. And of course I'm keeping all paperwork!

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