Did the service center start up my Hellcat with no oil in it?

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  1. marcus

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    Took my Hellcat down to get serviced on Tuesday which included checking the right front rotor clicking, wheel rotation, oil change and reprogramming a new black keyfob. Went there Tuesday night 10 minutes before they closed and my car was not ready. I could see it on the lift with the hood open and windows down. The service rep told me they needed more time on it.

    Wednesday morning (today) I get an alert email from my car. It's a check engine light and oil pressure warning. This is scary considering I know they are going to change the oil.



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    Is this oil change warning a normal thing to expect after you first start it up after an oil change or only to be expected if you start it up with no oil?

    Checked the odometer and can see that they also drove it 3 miles (hopefully with oil in it). I assume that was to verify the clicking coming from the rotor which I want to make sure is verified as being normal as discussed on another thread here.
     
  2. TallCool1

    TallCool1 Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Nat'l Hellcat Tech Advisor HCC Charter Member

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    The code shouldn't have happened doesn't normally just because of oil change if done right.

    Ask them about it, it could have been many things, not just 0 oil, so don't assume just that, if you truly gotta know.
     
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    I change my own oil and never received any codes. Something is amiss. I would find out how long the low pressure warning light needs to be own before it throws an alert.

    I guess the oil pressure warning light/sensor could be defective, and throw a false code. If the sensor is not defective, then what else other than low oil pressure could cause it to send a message? PCM freak out? IDK
     
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    MattG Gold Member Hellcat Car Club

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    gonna follow this one.

    Please keep us informed of what you find out.
     
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    graycat Automobile Aficionado Extraordinaire Staff Member

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    I've changed the oil (myself) twice on my first and my current Hellcat. I've never gotten this alert. I agree with TallCool1. Ask them about it.
     
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    how does one get an alert email from their car?
     
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    UConnect. Not for Canadians
     
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    I am sure I am preaching to the choir here when I say, anytime I have to bring my car in service (any car) I own I dread it. Anything can happen. With a Hellcat the anxiety just jumps several factors. Leaving your Hellcat with service mechanics is like leaving a cooked rack of ribs on a plate in the middle of the kitchen floor and telling your dogs not to touch it while you're at work. It ain't gonna happen. The temptation is just too great. Hope your car is okay!!! Probably is.
     
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    Ray Hunsaker Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    so ill bet the guy changing the oil did not fill the filter before installing it. which could drop the pressure for an instant which might throw something to u connect.
     
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    Along with their WIFI capability im assuming. Thats really weird, what are we missing that we got excluded from having that capability.
     
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    I do not think so, I have not filled the filter before installing and do not get the pressure warning light
     
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    well any how best practice FILL THE FILTER.
     
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    As others state, I changed my oil and did not get any code or alert.
     
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    I've seen no codes not filling the filter, but it is a best practice and is part of the procedure techs use at dealerships for these cars.
     
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    I too would be concerned about the entire situation. Keep the email. You may need to have proof of this if it leads to some type of warranty claim down the road.

    I would like to know what criteria need to be met for such a WARNING email to be sent. No one seems to be very concerned about this...I certainly would be if this was my car.

    Maybe a Tech on the forum will have some insight into this.

    marcus, I hope you get to the bottom of this. Please keep us informed.
     
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