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Mercedes Sprinter Issues and Breakdowns: Right After Service A: “Engine Oil Level Reduce Oil Level” Red Warning
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This issue arose right after a Service A. The Sprinter ran fine for 40 miles and up and into National Forest and a few miles in down a dirt road.
The next morning, what appears to be a dire warning popped up right away. Being several miles down a tight dirt road, I was not too keen on seeing this. But I drove out and called the dealer who suggested that the sensor was overly sensitive and it was just a little high. As indeed it was—over the MAX mark on the dipstick, though not by much.
I ended up visiting the dealer to have excess oil removed.
This issue is not acceptable either because the oil level was immediately after a Service A. All told, it wasted several hours of my time.
At about 17600 miles and less than 11 months into service.