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I picked my SE 4 Motion Taos back up from the dealership on 12/20 after the fuel line recall and the ECU update (took just short of three weeks). I also had them change the oil as it was just short of 3k and 6 months. Yes, I know VW says 10k or 1 year. At any rate, I have 3,200 miles now and received a Reduce Oil Level Warning that presented an Orange Triangle (said it was yellow) and a note on the center display under vehicle status showing Please reduce oil level. See owner's manaul.

Yes, reduce oil level. I am used to the Subaru low oil level warning due to oil consumption however this need to reduce is a first. I recognize too much oil is bad in a different way but had never seen a warning for it.

I drove it for about five miles before my destination where I could check the oil. It was high, but not above the top of the full line. I left a message with the dealership and started it back up to head home. Light was not on and did not come back on. Dealership called and said if it happens again, check the oil and let us know to have it seen.

Anyone have this happen?
 

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I had the warning on my second day of ownership. Took it in and dealer removed a small amount of oil. All good since then - five months. No other issues with mine with exception of door handle lock not unlocking since temperature dropped below freezing. Locks with button but does not unlock without using remote.
 

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Happened again yesterday in nearly the same place as last week. Fortunately, I was traveling to the same city as the dealership and they were able to take a look. It was literally at the very top of the fill line. They removed a bit of oil and sent me on my way. Not before asking me if I added oil. I guess a fair question but it does clearly say "reduce oil level."
 
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