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Stop/start flashing 1 month 3 weeks ago #472004

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We are suppose to going away next week but yesterday the stop/start startedflashing on the Quashqai with the amber engine management light on, first of all I checked the battery which was fully charged but this morning the problem is still there, I got the AA chap out and he said it was PDF related from the code that came up, after lunch I went out to the car and everything is back to normal hopefully, I went out for a ten mile ride and everything is ok so the question is by plugging the car to his equipment could it have cleared the fault,
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Stop/start flashing 1 month 3 weeks ago #472005

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My car has had a couple of diagnostic checks recently which were its Haldex pump. They also confirmed that the nearside rear parking sensor wasn’t working, which I knew. After clearing the Haldex fault the parking sensor fault still remains. So plugging in hasn’t removed that fault.

Did you mean the dreaded DPF?
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Stop/start flashing 1 month 3 weeks ago #472007

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Yes Clive had my letters mixed up, two year ag I had a regen and six month ago I had a similar related problem but since I have used only BP ultimate diesel and every three month I will put the system cleaner in the tank so I think this problem was hopefully just a glitch ,fingers crossed,
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Stop/start flashing 1 month 3 weeks ago #472015

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camel wrote:
Yes Clive had my letters mixed up, two year ag I had a regen and six month ago I had a similar related problem but since I have used only BP ultimate diesel and every three month I will put the system cleaner in the tank so I think this problem was hopefully just a glitch ,fingers crossed,
Drive her for a good ten miles in low gear high revs. Get the heat into the whole system.
A classic DPF problem. Glad I don’t have one!
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Stop/start flashing 1 month 3 weeks ago #472022

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Dustydog wrote:
camel wrote:
Yes Clive had my letters mixed up, two year ag I had a regen and six month ago I had a similar related problem but since I have used only BP ultimate diesel and every three month I will put the system cleaner in the tank so I think this problem was hopefully just a glitch ,fingers crossed,
Drive her for a good ten miles in low gear high revs. Get the heat into the whole system.
A classic DPF problem. Glad I don’t have one!

Never had DPF issues on either of my diesels, but the last one had to be replaced every 75k miles, so was expensive! Must do enough motorway miles or have a right foot with sufficient mass to keep the DPF happy.
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Stop/start flashing 1 month 3 weeks ago #472024

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CustardAvenger wrote:
Dustydog wrote:
camel wrote:
Yes Clive had my letters mixed up, two year ag I had a regen and six month ago I had a similar related problem but since I have used only BP ultimate diesel and every three month I will put the system cleaner in the tank so I think this problem was hopefully just a glitch ,fingers crossed,
Drive her for a good ten miles in low gear high revs. Get the heat into the whole system.
A classic DPF problem. Glad I don’t have one!

Never had DPF issues on either of my diesels, but the last one had to be replaced every 75k miles, so was expensive! Must do enough motorway miles or have a right foot with sufficient mass to keep the DPF happy.
That’s it !
You are on a motorway , engine at full working heat for a few hours on end....
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Stop/start flashing 1 month 3 weeks ago #472030

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If it is the DPF then a good drive should ensure it is clear. It might be something else so mention it to your dealer. Our new Sorento suddenly in October last year started switching on the down hill descent light on when the engine restarted until the engine warmed up. I noticed that this happened when the weather went colder and suspected a battery problem. The dealer agreed and smart charged it for 48 hours, and the problem remained. He phoned Kia who said there was a software patch for it and so the problem was solved. Could yours be associated with the hot weather?
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Stop/start flashing 1 month 3 weeks ago #472037

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Waffler, thought that right from the start could it have something to do with the hot weather but now it's cleared and hopefully ok, don'thave a battery problem that is pretty new and charged right up , cheers
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Stop/start flashing 1 month 3 weeks ago #472051

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Hello Camel,

You asked if the diagnostic could have just cancelled the fault indicator. I don't know if that would be possible on your car, but if it were possible all it would be doing would be to hide the symptom, it would not have cured the cause which is an over loaded DPF filter.
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Stop/start flashing 1 month 3 weeks ago #472054

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Prof, the DPF was regenerated eighteen months ago and it is only six month ago I had the pipe work associated with it clean out I don' use supermarket fuel anymore and put a PDF cleaner in the tank every three month , the origina fault was the stop start system not doing what it is suppose to do now it is working perfectly so I hope it was a glitch that needed a reboot,
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