2019 Jeep Compass Latitude
No, it is not. None of them have an oil level sensor. You are simply mistaken.Yes. My Jeep Compass is equipped with an oil level sensor.
Apparently you also didn't know about the internet or do a lick of research before purchase. That's your problem. If I had a dollar for every thread on this god-forsaken forum over the last three years of people complaining about their Compass running out of oil... not to mention the hundreds (if not thousands) of posts on every other forum of Jeep/Dodge/Chrysler cars that have used this 2.4L motor since 2013... My Compass would be pretty-near paid off, which would be awesome because mine doesn't even seem to have the oil problem.I didn’t even KNOW that Jeep compasses had issues with oil consumption, or I wouldn’t of bought it.
They may do it anyway the next time you bring it in for service. See post #49 in this thread.Would any of you recommend getting the service done regardless if your jeep is having oil consumption issue or not?
Ah, but we do have an oil temperature gauge! What a waste of technology.There is no OEM device in engines equipped in Jeep Compasses that is measuring the level or quantity of oil in the engine. The only provision for that is the dipstick, which obviously has to be checked manually, as prescribed in the owner's manual.
I had the oil consumption problem when I would drive back and forth to and from work, city driving with stop and go traffic, on long highway trips there would be no noticable oil consumption. I would go thru a quart every 1100 to 1500 miles or so. I got the recal letter from FCA and made the appointment. It's been over 2 weeks and about 1000 miles of stop and go driving, and it does seem that the problem is resolved. I have not noticed a drop in the oil level. It also seems that my Compass used to make the common groaning noise when you reach around 32 mph. If you turn off traction control the noise goes away and returns when you turn it back on. The reflash raised the speed that the noise comes on to about 45 mph or so. Less noticable during normal driving due to other road noises LOL. There are no other changes that I have noticed either in performance, or gas mileage. We'll have to wait and see if others who have had this flash done are also seeing less oil consumption.Apparently certain conditions cause the engine to draw a vacuum that must suck oil into places it shouldn't go. The software is supposed to reprogram the engine to avoid this. @georgef turned up this post on another automotive thread: Jeep Cherokee Oil Consumption TSB/Recall Sounds credible to me, but I'd love to hear from those who have had the update done. Did it cut oil consumption? Was there a trade-off in performance?
I wonder if many of the 2017s & 2018s that are arriving on used car lots could be oil burners -- people just gave up on them and traded out. I'm still not sure if maybe FCA got their act together by the third model year or if the oil consumption problem persists.
Got same notice for my 2019 cherokee 2.4 so far wasent burned any oil seance had it done I think it alters the valve timing to reduce vacuum in cylinders in stop and go drivingThanks for the link.
Did anyone else notice the only Compasses it applies to is the 2018 model year?
I also noticed the "Customer Satisfaction Notification" number is W20, it would have been more fitting if it had been 0W20.
Yes. In fact I was just thinking about that today. I had a 2018 Compass that was wrecked and I replaced it with a 2019. I got the recall notice for the 2018 but not for the 2019.Got same notice for my 2019 cherokee 2.4 so far wasent burned any oil seance had it done I think it alters the valve timing to reduce vacuum in cylinders in stop and go driving
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My 2019 cherokee 2.4 was using 2 quarts between 5000 mile changes Got the update did around a month ago.Put around 1500 miles on it since so far still on the full mark.I think part of the reprogram alters the valve timing to reduce vacuum in the cylinders in stop and go driving.All cynicism aside, at least they are acknowledging the problem and not just saying "it's normal." Maybe they can make a low oil warning appear on the dashboard. People who drive new cars usually ignore the dipstick so a warning light would be helpful. Those of us who have or have had older vehicles know to check the dipstick on a regular basis.
Welcome to the site! I think your understanding is consistent with the official explanation.My 2019 cherokee 2.4 was using 2 quarts between 5000 mile changes Got the update did around a month ago.Put around 1500 miles on it since so far still on the full mark.I think part of the reprogram alters the valve timing to reduce vacuum in the cylinders in stop and go driving.
We also don't know how many of those not reporting high oil consumption have the V6 engine,Welcome to the site! I think your understanding is consistent with the official explanation.
While many manufacturers are dealing with high oil consumption, I didn't realze that Cherokees were having that problem. Some on this site have been touting the superiority of the Cherokee because it wasn't having this problem. Then again, it has the same 2.4 motor so we can't be surprised. I'm glad to hear that the update is apparently working for Compasses, and Cherokees, too.