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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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Reduce Oil Warning again. Checked level and it is high. Smell of gas. Appointment for Monday.
Do you do a lot of short trips? I should check mine for the same reason, the last couple months have been exclusively short trips and I'm worried about fuel dilution from it.
 

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Thanks for the info. I haven’t had this issue with other vehicles. Anything special about the Taos engine to be having the fuel migrating to the oil?
It's just an issue that can pop up with direct injected engines in general, fuel hits cold cylinder walls and washes down past the rings instead of getting burned, and if you almost never get the oil up to full operating temp for long periods of time it just accumulates in the oil. The Honda 1.5T is notorious for the same thing. It tends to be a worse issue in cold climates.
 

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Again, thanks. Your explanation helps me understand this. I’m certainly in a cold area. I’ll get an oil change Monday and keep a watch on the oil level and odour next winter.
 

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Again, thanks. Your explanation helps me understand this. I’m certainly in a cold area. I’ll get an oil change Monday and keep a watch on the oil level and odour next winter.
Small turbo engines are also exceptionally susceptible because they tend to run rich (meaning more fuel injected into cylinders) when in boost. Also you're welcome!
 

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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?
[/ yes, this just happened to me tonight on my way home on the freeway. I hit a small bump and all of the sudden reduce oil came on. This is very frustrating because before this it was another light for the exhaust system sensor. After they installed the recall item it started flashing the exhaust light on and off very annoying. Hopefully this is not a serious situation not sure what I should do in this case can I keep driving it or do I need to go to the dealer right away?
 

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Yes, this just happened to me tonight on my way home on the freeway. I hit a small bump and all of the sudden reduce oil came on. This is very frustrating because before this it was another light for the exhaust system sensor. After they installed the recall item it started flashing the exhaust light on and off very annoying. Hopefully this is not a serious situation not sure what I should do in this case can I keep driving it or do I need to go to the dealer right away?
 

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I would head to the dealer if light still on today. Likely not a serious concern, however the error will be logged in your computer and could be used against you as a noncompliance issue on warranty.
 
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