2020 Defender



The vehicle's warranty may be invalidated if damage is caused by using oil that does not meet the required specification. See LUBRICANTS AND FLUIDS.


Before driving off-road, top up the engine oil level to the maximum mark on the engine oil level dipstick. Failure to do so could result in an insufficient oil level when driving at certain angles off-road, which could cause damage to the engine.


Failure to use an oil that meets the required specification could cause excessive engine wear, a build-up of sludge and deposits, and increase pollution. A resultant cause could be engine failure.


Overfilling with oil could result in severe engine damage. Add engine oil in small quantities. Recheck the level to make sure the engine is not overfilled.


Use of the correct oil specification is essential. Make sure the oil is suitable for the climatic conditions in which the vehicle is to be operated.

To top up the oil:

  1. Turn the oil filler cap counter-clockwise to remove.

  2. For engines with a dipstick:

    Add oil to maintain the level between the MIN and MAX marks or notches on the dipstick.


    The approximate quantity of oil required to raise the level from MIN to MAX on the dipstick is 1.8 L.

  3. For engines with an electronic monitoring system:

    Add oil, as indicated by the engine oil level indicator messages in the instrument panel.

  4. Clean up any oil spilled during topping up.

  5. Check the oil level again after 5 minutes.

  6. To refit the oil filler cap, turn the cap clockwise until a resistance is felt.