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I have a 2017 Tiguan SEL 2.0 TDI. Bought in September 2021 with 56k on it. The oil warning light came on start of March this year so I topped it up. Now start of April and it has come on Again. Has anyone encountered this consumption? Is it a case of constantly having to top up or does this lead to serious problems?
 

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If it took six months for the oil warning light to appear first time and now it appears again after just a month, it sounds like something has happened. Possibly a leak? I'd get it checked out. Hopefully, you have a warranty since you've only owned the car for a little over six months.
 

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I usually get a 'Check oil level' light on around about 2000 miles before my flexible service is due. It's happened before my last 2 long-life services, both times I've topped up with 0.5l oil and it has fixed the issue until the oil change during the service. I guess it's the one downfall of 19,000 - 20,000 mile service intervals - the oil must be slowly consumed during this interval, and it must just dip below the oil level sensor.
 

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Just had the Low Oil Warning Light come up on my 5 month old car (3114) miles and VW are having it on Friday to ascertain why. If this is normal I have never known a car to use this much oil!!
 

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Just had the Low Oil Warning Light come up on my 5 month old car (3114) miles and VW are having it on Friday to ascertain why. If this is normal I have never known a car to use this much oil!!
I'd done double that when mine went for it's first service and no warning lights at all. I suspect there is an issue with yours that the Stealership will ultimately put right.
 

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Mine’s 3 and a bit years old with almost 30k miles and I’ve never had to top up the oil.
 

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My mk1 TDi never had to add any oil the 6 years and 46k miles I owned it.

Is there any sign of oil on the floor where you park it at home?
No sign of a leak on the drive. Johnson's of Solihull picking it up today - will see what they come back with.

Out of interest, what spec is everyone using for topping up? All websites I have been on are specifying 5w30 for my car, but the sticker in the bonnet says 0w20 and no-one seems to stock it. Have to get some from the Am***n.
 

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Owned 2017 2.0 TDI for five years, never had to top up between services, the car had over 40k miles on the clock when I sold it.
 

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No sign of a leak on the drive. Johnson's of Solihull picking it up today - will see what they come back with.

Out of interest, what spec is everyone using for topping up? All websites I have been on are specifying 5w30 for my car, but the sticker in the bonnet says 0w20 and no-one seems to stock it. Have to get some from the Am***n.
Picked up a litre of 0w20 from the local independent but was also available in Halfords and Euro Car Parts. Not had to use any so far, but only done around 1100 miles.
 

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never had the oil light come on . at service new oil then okay. been the same on my last 5 cars but i always run the engine in. no greater than 70 mph and revs 2000 and lower for 1500km. it says in the handbook it should be done, so i have ltr of oil for the last 4 years!
 
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