Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message will display in the instrument cluster display for five seconds after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent upon your personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each time you place the ignition in the ON/RUN position. To turn off the message temporarily, push and release the OK or arrow buttons. To reset the oil change indicator system (after performing the scheduled maintenance), refer to the following procedure.
A new engine may consume some oil during its first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be considered a normal part of the break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty. Please check your oil level with the engine oil indicator often during the break in period. Add oil as required.
Check engine oil with every refueling and add if necessary. Oil and fuel consumption may be higher through the first oil change interval.
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Dodge Challenger
|Engine||Oil capacity (with filter)||Oil type (viscosity)|
|3.6 Challenger||6 Quarts (5.6 Liters)|
|5.7 Challenger||7 Quarts (6.6 Liters)||SAE 5W-20|
|6.1 Challenger||7 Quarts (6.6 Liters)||SAE 5W-40|
|6.4 Challenger||7 Quarts (6.6 Liters)||SAE 0W-40|
Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km), 12 months or 350 hours of engine run time, whichever comes first. The 350 hours of engine run or idle time is generally only a concern for fleet customers.
Change Engine Oil at 4,000 miles (6,500 km) or 350 hours of engine run time if the vehicle is operated in a dusty and off-road environment, or is operated predominantly at idle or only very low engine RPM’s. This type of vehicle use is considered Severe Duty.
At Each Oil Change:
- Change the engine oil filter.
- Inspect the brake hoses and lines.
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on engine oil filler cap location, refer to the “Engine Compartment” illustration in this section.
Synthetic Engine Oils
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes are followed.
Synthetic engine oils which do not have both the engine oil certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number should not be used.
Materials Added To Engine Oil
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters, indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the environment. Contact an authorized dealer, service station
or governmental agency for advice on how and where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in your area.
Engine Oil – 3.6L & 5.7L Engine: We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of FCA Material Standard MS-6395 such as Mopar SAE 5W-20, Pennzoil SAE 5W-20, and Pennzoil gold 5W-20 semi-synthetic oil. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct SAE grade.
Engine Oil – 6.4L Engine: For best performance and maximum protection under all types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only recommends full synthetic engine oils. The manufacturer recommends the use of Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 0W-40 or equivalent Mopar engine oil meeting the requirements of FCA Material Standard MS 12633 for use in all operating temperatures.
Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter at every engine oil change. We recommend you use Mopar Engine Oil Filters.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure most efficient service. Mopar engine oil filters are high quality oil filters and are recommended.