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Dieselgate - VW Group Emission Scandal Discussion around the VW Dieselgate Emissions scandal. Details and news updates can be viewed here: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=448336 This forum is a work in progress depending on requirements, usage, etc.

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Old October 13th, 2017, 08:20   #106
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Originally Posted by 740GLE View Post
Readiness bits, and historical logs of a P401. Short of them ripping the DPF and performing a bench test, the best they have is looking for codes/soot as you stated.
But as more and more DPF are picked up by VW they may be more aggressive at these inspections.
Just an update for everyone's benefit. I have been driving on a P0401 error code for about 1.5 years. My understanding is that it is a cracked DPF, which normally WV would require me to fix before the did the emissions modification.

Last week I took my car in and had the EGR filter replaced, CEL codes cleared, and I cleaned soot from the tailpipe. Yesterday, I took my car in to a VW dealer for the emissions fix. Per the advice from my mechanic, about 1/2 mile out from the dealership I pulled over and used a rag to thoroughly wipe any new soot from inside the tailpipe.

All this seems to have worked! I just picked up my car today, emissions fixed, no CEL, and the dealer didn't say anything to me about the DPF or any P0401 codes.

When my CEL comes on in 6 months with the P0401 code again, I plan on taking it into the dealership to have them replace the DPF, per the new extended warranty. Hope this helps someone!
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