1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Emisson warning light and Particle warning Light on..

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Alba77, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Alba77
    Offline

    Alba77 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2007
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 3, 2010]
    Had both these lights come on in car today, so off I trott to local dealer.. Im told "cant drive it anymore till its been fixed as you will do more damage"..
    Im bricking it with what their gonna come back with re cost.. Warranty just ran out 2weeks ago, and as Im looking at getting a new car didnt bother renewing it!!:crying:
    Its as if the car knows its not under warranty anymore!!!
    garage are running a diagnostics on the car today, will then call me with a price to fix it.. Just in time for me needing the car drive from Glasgow to Wales end of the week...:ermm:

    Anyone got any ideas to what damage / cost will be?
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Dec 20, 2014]

  3. Khufu
    Offline

    Khufu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    5,703
    Likes Received:
    30
    [Aug 3, 2010]
    It could be DPF sooted up. This can happen if the car doesnt go into regeneration mode when it burns off the soot. This has been know to happen on cars that havent been driven hard enough or that do short journeys only!! You buy a diesel & drive it economically then your told thats whats causing the problems!!!! Not sure if it will just need to have the cycle forced or a new filter. I could however be completely wrong LOL
    #2
  4. Vertigo1
    Offline

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,833
    Likes Received:
    289
    [Aug 3, 2010]
    If it is soot build-up then they ought to be able to clear it although I understand that, if it's really bad, a new DPF is needed which costs a fair bit.

    If they try to charge you for this then I'd kick up hell if I were you. Firstly point out that the warranty has only just expired. Secondly, if they do the old "too many short journeys and you should have given it a good blast on the motorway now and then", ask them why this wasn't explained before you bought the car!
    #3

Share This Page