2015.5 V60 T5 (non E engine) Cross country that has 60K. Last year, I had my last "free" oil change at 54K (next one at 64K)..always at dealership.
Got new tires, and tranny service since then but few weeks ago, I checked the oil and it was down to 1/4 level. This car has never used up oil like that!
I don't drive hard and stay on flat roads! (I know, boring life!). I filled it up with 1 quart (Castrol synthetic 5w-30) and I have since checked after putting on about 500 miles and there
was some consumption. No oil drips or sprays noticeable.
We already has a 2013 Acura MDX with the same issue. We did the dealer "oil consumption" test...going back every 1000 miles (3 times) to get it evaluated and of course, we passed the test because we did not burn more than 1 quart every 1000 miles. (This is garbage because they admit there is a problem and can't do much except "help out" on a ring jobs tc...)
I have a 04 Pilot with 235K on it and it does not burn an ounce of oil!
My trusted mechanic says that the thin valve rings are to blame for most of the burning issues and there is no quick fix....He says very common in turbo engines but as long as you keep routinely checking, there will be no engine damage. I don't mind checking but come on, is this what its coming too after you "break in" an engine?
So I've seen threads about the "E" engine having issues with this but not the "older, tried and true" regular T5 engine. I know this issue seems to be rampant (Volvo, Audi, Acura, VW) now but I just don't get it?!?
I guess I'm looking for others that may have this issue with 2105.5 or newer cars (OR with this same engine). AND is my only valid recourse is to go and listen to the dealers "wisdom" on this issue?