What is a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)?
DPF is a filter that is installed on Euro 5 and Euro 6 diesel vehicles to trap soot in the exhaust gas.
What is regeneration?
Regeneration is a process to burn off the soot that is trapped in the DPF. It can occur naturally if the driving favours the required condition, which is driving at least 60 km/hr for approximately 30 minutes.
What caused the DPF to be clogged?
If vehicle continues to be driven under condition that does not favour natural regeneration (i.e. frequent short journey driving, low average driving speed, etc.), the accumulated soot cannot be burnt off and will clog the DPF.
What are the consequences of a clogged DPF?
- Warning light/message displayed on instrument panel
What should I do when the DPF warning light is “on”?
Drive at least 60 km/hr for 30 minutes to burn off the soot. If the DPF warning light still “on”, send your vehicle to our service centre. No appointment needed.