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Venon...we're in the same boat! I have my 1200-mile service appointment on Tuesday, and two days ago at about 1100 miles, I got that little exclamation point too and was wondering what the heck it was. Checked through the computer and found I have 0.1L of oil. I'm at about 1140 now, and did a re-check when I pulled into my garage and came out at 0.0L but it still doesn't give me the warning that I must add a quart immediately.
For good measure, even though my appt is on Tuesday, I added about 0.2L just to be safe until then.
Is this normal? From all the posts on here, the fact that neither of us burned down to 0.0L before now is more unusual than normal. There are something like 8-9L of oil in the engine in the first place, so will you be safe for about 40 miles...almost certainly. If you happen to have a quart of oil around you can do what I did just to be safe (and make sure the dealer doesn't give me crap) and add a 1/4 quart or so.
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