You R not only one - got solution :)
The car cost slightly under £20,000, and the salesman at Poole Audi didn't mention potential problems with the DPF.
Since then the DPF 'information light' (not 'warning light'!) has come on three times shortly after the car has done long runs on motorways and dual carriageways. I've been told that it can come on after multiple urban trips, and when I told the Audi technician about it coming on after long runs, he said that it can happen after those too.
There are times when I may do 1,000 miles in a few days, and other times when we'll only do short urban journeys for a week. Regardless of the fact that the information light has come on after long journeys, if I'd known that the car isn't suitable for short urban journeys, I wouldn't have bought it. The Audi technicians have told me that my 'driving profile' is wrong for this particular car, which needs to be driven on fast journeys regularly for the DPF to regenerate itself. I find this un-acceptable, and think that I've been sold a car that is legally unfit for purpose.
What concerns me is that after the warranty has expired, it'll be me who pays for the car to go into an Audi dealer to have the DPF regenerated. I've tried doing what they say in the leaflets, eg driving the car at 2,000 rpm for twenty minutes, but it didn't work. I think it's unacceptable that one should have to do this anyway.
The Audi customer helpline tells me that Poole Audi should have informed me about the potential DPF problems, and say this is a matter between me and Poole Audi. I've asked Poole Audi for my money back, but they want to replace the car with another one. The trouble is that most Audis are what I consider boring shades of grey, and very few of them have sun roofs. I can't see why I should take a car that I wouldn't have chosen because they knowingly sold me a car that was likely to be faulty. If I'd wanted a car that was unreliable, I could have spent £2,000 on an old one, instead of £20,000!
I would like to inform You , that I had the same problem with Audi Dealer
in London. Everything was briliant at the time of buying my A3 2.0 170 Tdi with DSG gearbox.
After few days ( not even a week ) of using my new car light came up on dash.Went to dealer to ask what is this , had been told that this engine got something like DPF, and is not under WARRANTY. Also been told about a fact of not driving it in urban traffic , unless over2500 on revcounter ! and they can help me with it . So I had to help myself :)
I REMOVED PARTICULATE FILTER , and shut down ERG ( to prevent excesive smoking )
I spend a few months to find a solution - was not easy DPF got five sensors , and car itself is very clever.
Since that time car runs as a dream , can drive everywhere everytime , got much better performance, better fuel cons. Basically no problems.
Any question Guys , fell free to ask me
Sorry for gramar mistakes - I'm not British