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did you change oil light come on ?
or did the see dealer for service light come on ?

if the check engine light came on, your remote start would not work

when they put 10w-30 motor oil in my engine with MDS, i had all kinds of different lights come on. They put in the 5w-20 & everything has worked correctly since then

My change oil or service engine comes on at 2800 miles every time, i just reset it & go to 5000 miles
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did you change oil light come on ?
or did the see dealer for service light come on ?

if the check engine light came on, your remote start would not work

when they put 10w-30 motor oil in my engine with MDS, i had all kinds of different lights come on. They put in the 5w-20 & everything has worked correctly since then

My change oil or service engine comes on at 2800 miles every time, i just reset it & go to 5000 miles
My change oil light came on and the message displayed in the EVIC. Since I had the oil changed about 2000 miles ago, I just reset the light and message (thanks to another thread with the instructions). I don't know what weight oil the dealership put in, I assumed they would know what to use. Perhaps I made a mistake on that assumption?
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My dealer said the first change should be at 3000 miles. I use Penzoil synthetic so the dealer said after the first change it every 8000 miles, but i change it every 5000.
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I was told to bring it in when the light comes on, which was right around where yours came on, about 3700 miles. I replaced it with mobil 1 full synthetic and will change every 4000-4500 miles.
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Yes check your manual, Chrysler and a lot of the new cars are moving to 8k mile oil change intervals. I do 4k with full synthetic in my truck.
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If your change oil light came on 2000 miles after you last changed it then reset it and go about your business. There is no need for an oil change. If you read any of the many threads on the subject you'll notice that the change oil light has a mind of it's own. If it had an oil life indicator (% life left) like my Escalade and TL then I would follow that but it doesn't. As far as when to change the oil that is all personal preference. I changed my oil the first time at 500 miles and swapped to full synthetic. Since then I have changed it every 5000 miles. I have 13500 miles on my truck now and the oil change light has only come on once in that entire time. Go figure
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^^Exactly. Did mine at 3000 then EVIC came on at 3500. I know the oil is fresh so I reset the EVIC and will change again at 8000. OP, don't worry about it you have a few thousand miles to go.
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I think I'll have the oil changed again when I roll over 4000 miles. I figure I have to be able to get more than 2000 miles off of one oil change.
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