Vauxhall Insignia DPF
Any one had any problems with the Diesel Particulate Filter. My Insignia SRI CDTi 160) is 3 years and 5 months old. 5 months out of warranty and it went into Limp Mode (30 MPH top speed).
A visit to Perrys told me my DPF was blocked, this was due to short journeys ! I do 40-60 Miles per day in my job, around town using motorways to get around South Yorkshire.
After checking with a computer they found the Turbo pipe had split (3 years old ! ). They replaced this and did a forced Regen (down the motorway with the computer connected and overrode all the commands. This cleared it (they told me).
They then charged me £300 for this. (it still lack pulling away power and at change of gear low revs a slight kangroo driving mode).
I month later, "Limp Mode".
Took it back, they did a Regen again, new codes from Vauxhall, this will cure the problem ! (no cost).
I rang Vauxhall Uk with my concern. They said it was due to short journeys, when I explained how many miles I do for work, it was "the new codes will cure it"!
3 weeks later: "Limp Mode" !
My local dealer just took the keys without saying anything!
I am waiting for them to say it needs a new DPF (about a grands worth?)! I doubt Vauxhall will want to offer any help !)
Any body else who does short journeys of 60 miles a day, causing their DPF to block up ?
Let me know please.