Replace the Diesel Particulate Filter

lakes10

New Member
  • 13 Sep 2019
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  • California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17
    • 13 Sep 2019
  • #2
  • If the flashing warning light s have just done this for the first time, they should try a forced regeneration and see if the ash mass will clear.

    Blocking of the DPF is caused by lots of short journeys that have prevented passive regeneration from occurring.

    I had an issue with a faulty DPF pressure sensor and that caused mine t stop regenerations and VW Assist changed mine outside my house and then carried out a forced regeneration and that cleared it.

    lakes10

    New Member
    • 13 Sep 2019
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  • California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17
    • 13 Sep 2019
  • #4
  • I expect the VW cost of the parts alone will be £800

    lakes10

    New Member
    • 19 Sep 2019
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  • California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17
    • 19 Sep 2019
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  • It would seem unusual to get a warning light for the same issue, but that seems what they want to ascertain.

    Where are you located?

    lakes10

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    • 19 Sep 2019
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  • California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17
    • 19 Sep 2019
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  • I was thinking that you might be able to visit a member who has VCDS so we can see the faults and make a judgement.

    If the fault is a sensor and this was also the original fault, then the DPF may not have needed to be changed but also it may have caused it so should have been a warranty repair.

    Stigofthedub

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    • 19 Sep 2019
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  • California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17
    • 19 Sep 2019
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  • lakes10

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    • 19 Sep 2019
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  • lakes10

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    • 20 Sep 2019
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  • I was thinking that you might be able to visit a member who has VCDS so we can see the faults and make a judgement.

    If the fault is a sensor and this was also the original fault, then the DPF may not have needed to be changed but also it may have caused it so should have been a warranty repair.

    So we’ve taken the van to local VW garage this morning — will take a look at the van next week, however I did ask what would cause the problem to have a DPF filter fitted after 28k miles and he said probably a faulty sensor. I asked if we could then claim from VW if the sensor was found to be faulty before the warranty ran out and he said no; unfortunately VW customer services isn’t reall that good for commercial vehicles.
    Can you offer any advice ?
    Cheers