Does my new 2015 Dodge Dart SXT REALLY ONLY accept 100% synthetic oil?

Asked by Mar 23, 2016 at 08:41 PM about the 2015 Dodge Dart SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just purchased a 2015 Dodge Dart right off the lot last Nov. First brand
new car. Has bumper to bumper warranty and all that, course the
payments are outrageous but we got it for 0 down on not great credit...
Anyway-
We've put just over 6000 miles on it in 4 months due to trips to relatives,
and now the oil life display on the car says 9%. before we could get it
changed, the Check Engine light also came on, and my boyfriend says the
engine fan is running more frequently than it used to, but the car never
gets hot far as the temp gauge. Just trying to see if A) the engine light IS
related to the cars thinking it needs new oil, and B) whether or not the
dealer mechanic is lying when he says that its so new it ONLY TAKES
100% synthetic, "high performance" oil. Cause those oil changes are 70-
85$ as compared to the half synthetic blend at 40-55 or regular 29.99 oil
changes!! if we could save money and it not actually affect the cars
performance, I'd love to know before we spend that on friday!

4 Answers

67,575

Check your owner,s manual it will tell you the type oil that is recommeneded,but if car has was started with synthetic oil,it will have to continue,or it will damage the engine,as far as engine light,should have nothing to do with the oil,unless it is leaking it,tell them to run a scan on the computer to know the issue with the engine light,all so check your radiator fluid to be full and oil now, not later.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I have a 2015 Dodge Dart and I had this EXACTLY same problem. I let my cousin scan my car though and the code "P1D73" Came up. Which told me the CEL was on AND it had something to do with the shutters. I eventually lifted the hood and stuck my arm in the little hole at the very front of the car and lifted the lever at the bottom to open my shutters. That was the problem. My engine wasn't getting any air and it was causing my fan to run loudly and often. Now the oil, yes, I use synthetic and I wouldn't advice changing to anything less. Hope this helps!

Lol *exact same problem. But I'm sure you got it. Good luck!

My 2015 Dodge Dart thermostat went bad at 19k. Thanks to good diagnosing it's fixed ,but I caution all that after 20k make sure the cooling fan thermostatically responds and keep an eye on the shutters, cool guage

Your Answer

Dart

Looking for a Used Dart in your area?

CarGurus has 8,094 nationwide Dart listings starting at $4,495.

ZIP:

Dodge Dart Experts

  • #1
    enginecreator
    Reputation
    100
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    90
  • #2
    Bob Beaman
    Reputation
    90
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Charger
420 Great Deals out of 27,620 listings starting at $1,650
Used Chevrolet Cruze
955 Great Deals out of 63,483 listings starting at $3,499
Used Honda Civic
795 Great Deals out of 76,594 listings starting at $888
Used Ford Focus
740 Great Deals out of 53,731 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Challenger
245 Great Deals out of 21,183 listings starting at $6,999
Used Ford Mustang
743 Great Deals out of 42,182 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Fusion
1,050 Great Deals out of 76,234 listings starting at $895
Used Chrysler 200
322 Great Deals out of 17,374 listings starting at $3,750
Used Dodge Avenger
116 Great Deals out of 4,553 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mazda MAZDA3
328 Great Deals out of 26,763 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,218 Great Deals out of 77,350 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
415 Great Deals out of 31,676 listings starting at $2,395
Used Honda Accord
1,034 Great Deals out of 61,333 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
899 Great Deals out of 65,121 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Altima
1,085 Great Deals out of 73,785 listings starting at $875

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Dodge Dart SXT For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 1,416 listings starting at $9,245
2015 Dodge Dart SXT For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 1,332 listings starting at $7,890
2014 Dodge Dart SXT For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 779 listings starting at $7,983
2013 Dodge Dart SXT For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 526 listings starting at $4,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.