I own a 2006 Dodge Caravan with the 3.8 V6 that has been using 1 quart of oil every 1,000 miles or so. A few days ago 2 rod bearings failed. When I checked the oil, I was shocked to find none present on the dipstick!! This happened with 4,800 miles on the last change! Further, there was no warning light untilt the engine was dry! I have good records of my oil changes and some, but not all, receipts, so I can backup any claim that the failure was not due to poor maintenance.
I am 56 years old with a good mechanical background and have NEVER had an engine lose all of the oil in less than 5,000 miles and I have NEVER lost an engine, for any reason, until now. The van has 75,896 miles on it and I have the Millenium after-market warranty. I have a feeling they are going to try and pin this on me for not properly maintaining the oil level. (BTW, the engine does not, and has not, leaked or smoked.)
If the warranty company denies my claim, can you give me any advice, short of contacting my lawyer, on appealing the decision, given the history of the this engine burning excessive oil?