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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 January 12th, 2018, 09:38   #16
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$2500 seems very steep to me for that repair. I had the same failure and had it fixed by a dealer. I swear it was under $2000.

Anyway, I would try and definitively ascertain the status of your DPF. VW WILL replace it for free under the goodwill program if itís cracked or otherwise needs replacement. If your dealer tries to tell you otherwise, theyíre trying to get you to pay for it because they make more money by billing customers vs warranty rates. If itís cracked you do not want to be driving with that after the fix. The fix increases EGR use dramatically and having a cracked DPF and tons of EGR will put soot all through the engine.
I dont recall the dealership saying that my DPF was cracked, just that the CEL indicated low flow accross the DPF. I think that the faulty intake manifold flap, and subsequent intake replacement, may have led to the CEL on the DPF. After a few regenerations it may have cleaned itself out, since the CEL never came back on (knock on wood). I have never had any tailpipe soot/smoke issues (knock on wood). Emissions place only checks the computer for CEL's and opacity at the tailpipe. Typically I am less than 1%.

Hopefully I can qualify for the goodwill program, but if the expected lifespan of the DPF is 120k miles (I am over 140K) I am not expecting it. The dealership I go to is very customer oriented, so hopefully they will fight for me. They have a lot of diehard VW people working there.

Since VW replaced your one-piece CAT/DPF with the two-piece unit, did VW (or the lawyers) ever send you something in writing about the one-piece/two-piece CAT/DPF resolution?
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I dont recall the dealership saying that my DPF was cracked, just that the CEL indicated low flow accross the DPF. I think that the faulty intake manifold flap, and subsequent intake replacement, may have led to the CEL on the DPF. After a few regenerations it may have cleaned itself out, since the CEL never came back on (knock on wood). I have never had any tailpipe soot/smoke issues (knock on wood). Emissions place only checks the computer for CEL's and opacity at the tailpipe. Typically I am less than 1%.

Hopefully I can qualify for the goodwill program, but if the expected lifespan of the DPF is 120k miles (I am over 140K) I am not expecting it. The dealership I go to is very customer oriented, so hopefully they will fight for me. They have a lot of diehard VW people working there.

Since VW replaced your one-piece CAT/DPF with the two-piece unit, did VW (or the lawyers) ever send you something in writing about the one-piece/two-piece CAT/DPF resolution?
Under the goodwill program VW should fix anything even tangentially related to your emission system for free, regardless of expected lifespan.

I have never heard back from the lawyers. I really hope they figure something out so that people with 2010s who have one-piece systems can get the fix.
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Old January 14th, 2018, 08:59   #18
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Under the goodwill program VW should fix anything even tangentially related to your emission system for free, regardless of expected lifespan.
Maybe in a make believe world. They are semi famous for not fixing even things they are required to fix. Now you might get it done for goodwill, but I wouldn't necessarily count on it.
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