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Old 12-12-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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Oil and gas cap indicator

Why is the dash indicator saying to change my Oil, when I still have 1,200 miles before a oil change is do?
And why is it tell me to chuck my gas cap when its on there fine? (It's the OEM cap.)

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Old 12-12-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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How long ago was your last oil change? I maybe wrong but I think it goes off of time and not miles. As it is assuming you would drive so many miles in that allocated time frame. It has happened to me a few times.

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I don't know.
I got the car a month ago from Carmax.
And I only do 300mils a week....
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They may not have reset the oil change indicator when they changed the oil on the last service.

The gas cap may need to be taken off and placed back on. It's likely a seal issue with pressure in the tank. It may take some driving cycles to clear itself.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:57 PM   #5
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Ya, I'm going to chuck the oil in the morning.
But, since you said something about the pressure in the tank..
Why is it when I get gas, gas comes out of the gas arm when the tank is full?
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Why is the dash indicator saying to change my Oil, when I still have 1,200 miles before a oil change is do?
And why is it tell me to chuck my gas cap when its on there fine? (It's the OEM cap.)

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The oil change indicator is duty based, not just time or mileage. Just re-set the indicator. Gas caps do go bad. If it wasn't put on correctly or is defective the indicator will come on. Re-tighten the cap. It might take a few on/off cycles to re-set. If it doesn't you might need a new gas cap. Gas spilling out of the tank on a fill is unfortunately common. There is a re-designed fill tube. Get the new one and install it or have the dealer do it, that will solve the problem. Dealers are well aware of it and should have the new part.
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The oil change indicator is duty based, not just time or mileage. Just re-set the indicator. Gas caps do go bad. If it wasn't put on correctly or is defective the indicator will come on. Re-tighten the cap. It might take a few on/off cycles to re-set. If it doesn't you might need a new gas cap. Gas spilling out of the tank on a fill is unfortunately common. There is a re-designed fill tube. Get the new one and install it or have the dealer do it, that will solve the problem. Dealers are well aware of it and should have the new part.
They wanted $600 to fix it... Is that the right cost?
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They wanted $600 to fix it... Is that the right cost?
If you're talking about the gas overflow at the pump... I think there was a TSB released for that. You should probably head to the dealership and see if it can be fixed under warranty (even if you're out of warranty a TSB should be covered). That is a safety issue with the vehicle that should be fixed through a recall or TSB.
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If you're talking about the gas overflow at the pump... I think there was a TSB released for that. You should probably head to the dealership and see if it can be fixed under warranty (even if you're out of warranty a TSB should be covered). That is a safety issue with the vehicle that should be fixed through a recall or TSB.
Ya, thats what they wanted $600 to fix.
They said that they will not fix it for free, because it's not an big issue yet...
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By "dealership", are you talking Carmax or the local Jeep store?

And I'm curious, how in the heck do you "chuck" a gas cap?
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They wanted $600 to fix it... Is that the right cost?
No. The part is approx. $125.00. You can get it from the dealer or Quadratec. It takes 15 min. to 1/2 hr. to replace it. The dealer I go to replaced it at no cost in my 10 as "good will", but I do a lot of business with them. You have to go to a Chrysler dealer not Carmax. The TSB is for JK's up to 2008. However, later model JK's also have the problem. I don't know what year JK you have but if you purchased the vehicle "as is" and it's a 2009 and above Carmax won't have to have it repaired. If it's covered by the TSB Chrysler will repair it. Again, up to 2008 for the TSB. If you have a limited warranty, review what is covered. I would talk to a Chrysler dealer about the repair. Even if you're charged for 1 hr. labor plus the part it shouldn't cost more than $300.00. Or, get the part from Quadratec and have a local shop swap it out. It's actually an easy repair. I'm not sure of the new part #, just make sure the new Mopar part # from the dealer for the fill tube kit is the same as the Quadratec "Mopar" part # if you decide to get it from them.
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By "dealership", are you talking Carmax or the local Jeep store?

And I'm curious, how in the heck do you "chuck" a gas cap?
Jeep dealer, and idk. All I did was take it off and back on again.
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Additional information regarding the TSB. The fuel tank used to be replaced but not any longer. There is a re-designed fuel filler tube. Like I mentioned, 2007 & 2008 JK's, but some newer models also have the problem.

SERVICE BULLETIN NUMBER: 14-001-13
GROUP: Fuel System

DATE: January 30, 2013
SUBJECT:
Fuel Spit Back During Refueling (X47 Lifetime Warranty Extension)
OVERVIEW:
This bulletin involves replacing the fuel tube at the fuel tank. This new fuel tube has a check valve.
MODELS:
2007 - 2008 (JK) Wrangler
NOTE: This Extended Warranty Bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with a 3.8L engine (sales code EGT) built before March 1, 2007 (MDH0301XX) and after March 31, 2008 (MDH 0331XX).
SYMPTOM/CONDITION:
Some customers may experience a fuel spit back condition during a refueling event.
DIAGNOSIS:
If the customer experiences the symptom/condition, proceed to the repair procedure.
NOTE: Vehicles included in this Service Bulletin have a lifetime coverage warranty for this repair.
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No. The part is approx. $125.00. You can get it from the dealer or Quadratec. It takes 15 min. to 1/2 hr. to replace it. The dealer I go to replaced it at no cost in my 10 as "good will", but I do a lot of business with them. You have to go to a Chrysler dealer not Carmax. The TSB is for JK's up to 2008. However, later model JK's also have the problem. I don't know what year JK you have but if you purchased the vehicle "as is" and it's a 2009 and above Carmax won't have to have it repaired. If it's covered by the TSB Chrysler will repair it. Again, up to 2008 for the TSB. If you have a limited warranty, review what is covered. I would talk to a Chrysler dealer about the repair. Even if you're charged for 1 hr. labor plus the part it shouldn't cost more than $300.00. Or, get the part from Quadratec and have a local shop swap it out. It's actually an easy repair. I'm not sure of the new part #, just make sure the new Mopar part # from the dealer for the fill tube kit is the same as the Quadratec "Mopar" part # if you decide to get it from them.
It's a 2011, and I did go to a Chrysler dealer. They are the ones that gave me that price... And that said that it's not covered.. But if it's only $125, and does not take that long. I could just do the work.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:08 PM   #15
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If you drive your jeep "hard", the oil light will come on before it`s time to.

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