- Dec 11, 2004
- Los Angeles, CA
So my mom has this new 2006 BMW 530. Free maintenance and 15k is the reccomended OCI. The car is on its second OCI. The oil light came on about halfway thru this OCI, she calls the dealer and they tell her to "top it off". Well let's say my mother isn't exactly a mechanic. So she calls me. I don't live nearby so I tell her to talk to the dealer and let them handle it. She takes it in and they top it off. How low does the oil get before the oil light comes on? 2 quarts maybe? This is a new car, right? So how is supposed to make it to a 15k OCI if its comsuming so much oil? The type of people that usually buy this kind of car, my mother, don't keep cars for 200k and they don't check their oil. That's why they lease cars and pay dealers for "free" maintenance up front. They advertise the car to have "convienent maintenance" with 15k OCI. Not exactly conveinent if it consumes oil. Well she leased it, probably a good thing.