DFP light on

Tiny
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  • 2012 VOLKSWAGEN POLO
  • MANUAL
  • 4,000 MILES
My DFP light keeps coming on. I have cleared it a couple of times on the motorway.

It has come on again and now will not go passed seventy mph.

I was supposed to have my call in for the emissions recall ages ago. Does this have anything to do with it?

What can I do to clear it without VW charging me a fortune?
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Friday, July 28th, 2017 AT 8:42 AM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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I would take it in, get the recall done and have them test the DPF to see if it is plugged or is reporting wrong. There isn't much that can be done without a VAG scan tool to actually see what the system is doing. From the description it sounds like the filter is plugged. If so there are machines that can clean them but not many places have them.
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Saturday, July 29th, 2017 AT 9:10 AM
Tiny
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Would it have something to do with the emissions recall? They are saying they won't do the recall with lights on the dash and the dpf light is on. Thanks for coming back to me btw
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Saturday, July 29th, 2017 AT 9:28 AM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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They have to do a recall regardless of a light being on. If they refuse call VW and complain.
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Saturday, July 29th, 2017 AT 10:30 AM
Tiny
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They have told me they will defo not do the recall with any lights on. Thank you very much for your help. I'll call vw
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Saturday, July 29th, 2017 AT 12:57 PM
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STEVE W.
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I would call VW, tell them what you have and also ask if this issue might be covered under warranty. Check the owners manual or online with your location to see what is covered and for how long. That can vary depending on location.

If the outstanding recall is the one for the false emissions control software they were caught with, it is possible that effected the DPF.
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Sunday, July 30th, 2017 AT 12:15 AM
Tiny
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Thanks
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Sunday, July 30th, 2017 AT 1:43 AM
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Please use 2CarPros anytime, we are here to help. Tell a friend please.

Cheers, Ken
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Sunday, July 30th, 2017 AT 7:15 PM

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