I got a 2016 Ford Focus last January that has 1169 miles on it. I barely drive it, just to campus and back, about 2 miles each way weekdays. About a week ago the indicator came on for an oil change. My next service isn't due until 5000 miles, and I heard you're supposed to change oil every 3000 miles. This car came from the dealer with a faulty sensor wire issue, that the dealer denied despite the warranty, which was graciously fixed by Lincoln. As you can imagine, I'm not in a hurry to go back to the Ford dealer for service. It occurred to me that this could be yet another sensor wire issue, since they lied before and who knows what else could be secretly wrong with it.
Is it normal for an almost new car to need its oil changed?