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Old February 19th, 2015, 14:02   #16
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Finally getting around to an update. Dealer removed 250 ml. of oil and the problem has disappeared. originally the dipstick showed at the top of the safe level. Dealer was vague about the problem stating only that VW will do something about it in the future. It looks like the explanation Stew 2015 got fits. Now lets wait for the software update.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 07:26   #17
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Finally getting around to an update. Dealer removed 250 ml. of oil and the problem has disappeared. originally the dipstick showed at the top of the safe level. Dealer was vague about the problem stating only that VW will do something about it in the future. It looks like the explanation Stew 2015 got fits. Now lets wait for the software update.

Good to know. Mine's currently in the shop - Dropped it off this morning and will report back with what they've found.
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 07:28   #18
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Update -

They took oil out as well. Said there was nothing wrong with the sensor or the ECU.

But...

This morning, on my way to work it happened again. I called the dealer and it's being dropped off at noon. Not impressed.
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Old September 23rd, 2015, 12:22   #19
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Hi Tremulant,

what was the resolution? It happened to my 2015 Golf as well.... "reduce oil level" message after 15,000 KM service
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Old September 23rd, 2015, 12:37   #20
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Check your work order. 5.5L or 5.8 quarts . The oil is overfilled.
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Old September 23rd, 2015, 12:46   #21
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Hi Tremulant,

what was the resolution? It happened to my 2015 Golf as well.... "reduce oil level" message after 15,000 KM service
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From reading the thread, sounds like too much oil was put in and you need some removed to reduce the oil level.
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Old September 23rd, 2015, 15:14   #22
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How long after the service did the message appear?
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 06:55   #23
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After my first oil change, I too, have the "Reduce Oil Level" MIL. 6500 miles
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 07:25   #24
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I've seen this problem on our Audis immediately following an oil change. Oil level is correct, not over-filled. Warning message disappears within a day or so.
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Old December 4th, 2015, 06:24   #25
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Update: Took my VW to the dealer. They actually removed some oil and cleared the CEL. Doesn't sound good for a car with 6500 miles.
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Old December 28th, 2015, 18:11   #26
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I am having a similar issue with my 2015 Jetta TDI SEL where warning light comes on and "oil change needed" stated in MFI. Oil might have been filled a little high within the past 2000 miles after a oil pan gasket replacement, but no warning until a few days ago at 8400 mi and the orange light oil light came on. I thought the oil might be a little high after reading above posts so I removed some today and light still comes on. I checked on VCDS but no faults codes were found. I now think that it is just counting down to the 10,000 mi scheduled oil change since it gives the miles to 10,000 after the warning upon startup, but the owners manual does not say the oil light comes on for that. Does this sound like a faulty sensor?
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Old December 28th, 2015, 18:43   #27
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"oil change needed" sounds to me like a service interval was not reset.

Try the oil reminder resets as explained in your owners manual.

Where does the oil level on your dipstick read?

When do you plan to change the oil?
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Old December 29th, 2015, 18:54   #28
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I reset the service interval today but warning was still there. Yesterday the oil on dipstick was on the high side so I lowered it a little but no difference.

However, I took it to the dealer today and according to them the dipstick was not fully seated (or in all the way) and that somehow caused the warning. I find that hard to believe with all the level checking that I did but they seemed to have solved it quickly. There must have been some type of blockage keeping me from it snapping in place. Problem solved for now.
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Old February 9th, 2016, 22:24   #29
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The "Reduce oil level" warning triangle popped up on my GSW TDi 2015 on 5 separate occasion over the past weekend.
Just hit 15000km and had it serviced 3 days ago...
Was driving on a road trip and as it was the long weekend, so I didn't stop by a dealer, but will be dropping it off at the dealer this week.
A couple things to note:
If I stopped and let it cool for 5/10 minutes and simply restarted, the warning would pop right back on, however if I pulled out the dipstick, wiped it and put it back in with minimal "cooling" period, the warning light was gone.

There was no rhyme or reason to the warning coming on. Was coasting at one point, driving up an extended hill, driving on flat area for miles, no consistency with the warning.
Oil was never hot.

Maybe it was that the oil was actually "overfilled", guess I'll find out soon enough.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 05:41   #30
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A dipstick is just a reference. It should hold 4.3 Liters(4.5 Quarts)

After an oil change (with the correct amount), check your dipstick level. This should be your "normal" level. If you are having the dealer do it, make sure they are only putting in 4.3 Liters.....not 4.8 like their computer might say.

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