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A3 1.9 TDI 2009

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by hiancc, Sep 21, 2011.

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    [Sep 21, 2011]
    The Emission Control System light on my car came on a couple of weeks ago and I took it to the dealer (car still under warranty). The light went off when they took it for a drive. The mechanic told me it was the Diesel Particulate Filter and I should take it for a long drivie on the freeway to burn it off. I had my doubts as that problems has a different symbol light. I did it anyway.

    The ECS light came back on again 3 days ago. I rang the service dept again to bring it in and the guy told me if it is the DPF and has to be replaced, it's not under warranty because it is due to my driving style. I was speechless. I spend 10-15 minutes (each way) driving on the freeway each day commuting to work. I bet hardly any of the other Audi diesel owners get on the freeway in this city. He said the diesel is not designed for predominantly urban driving. However, I can't see this warning anywhere on the Audi website or their promotional material.

    Anyway, I am hoping that this guy is talking through his hat as there are 2 DPF warning lights on the car - a yellow symbol and a text message that tells you to read the manual on what to do - i.e. drive on the freeway for 15 mins at around 2000rpm. I have done this twice.

    Can anyone shed any light on this?
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    [Sep 21, 2011]
    Ive got an A3 1.9 tdi 2009 and it hasnt got a diesel particulate filter I've double checked with my dealer !!!!
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    [Sep 21, 2011]
    very good point! you only get the DPF in the 2.0 TDI 170!
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    [Sep 22, 2011]
    Well, mine definitely has because the DSP message (text message on the screen but not warning light) has come up before asking me to refer to the manual on how to regenerate the DSP, i.e. take a run on the freeway at constant speed around 2000rpm for 15 mins. Perhaps Australian models has to be fitted.
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    With freeway and city in the post I don't think he is in the UK... I have replied to your other thread!!
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    [Sep 22, 2011]
    DPF = Diesel Particulate Filter - Exhaust
    DSP = digital signal processor - sound system

    which one of the 2 have you got a problem with???
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