When you did the consumption test with your dealer, did you have to bring the car back every 1K for them to look at the oil level? I'm HOPING they can look at the engine and evaluate it for me. NOT happy at the prospect of having to bring it in every 1K for 3 months when I know something is wrong with the car. I just got the oil changed 6 weeks/ 1,100 miles ago, it's down 1 Quart and the oil looks REALLY dark /dirty/burnt. The engine is making the ticking sound especially loud when the engine cold but still noticeable after it warms up. I'm now worried that it will seize when I'm 100 miles from home. I think thats a low possibility but not something I should have to worry about with a new car for the next 3 months while checking the oil level weekly.That's exactly right about the recall. It's not by vin and can't be searched by vin. All vehicles made in the noted time period are part of the recall. Apparently they cannot determine exact vehicles that have the defective rings.
About your oil consumption.....I just went through it. Keep your own records like taking pictures of dipstick at certain intervals. When making an appointment for service, I do it online, put notes about it and amounts added so when they print out your service ticket it's documented.