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Diesel Particulate Filter
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF*) FAQ(*Available only in Diesel varient BS6 vehicles)
Q: What is a DPF and why is it needed?
A: DPF or Diesel Particulate Filter is device present in the exhaust system, designed for collecting the particulate matter (PM) from exhaust gas, thereby reducing emissions.
• The DPF periodically burns off the collected PM while driving at high temperature of catalytic converter. When PM is burned off, white smoke may be noticed in the exhaust gas, and average fuel consumption may increase. This is temporary and normal.
Q: In what conditions may the PM be accumulated?
A: PM may be accumulated in catalytic converter when the vehicle is driven in following conditions:
Diesel Particulate Filter Important Information
Drive the vehicle at a speed of 20 kilometres/hour or more until the indicator goes off.
In case the light continuous to blink even after driving as mentioned above, take the vehicle to the nearest HCIL dealer as soon as possible.
Vehicle may be towed depending upon distance travelled
after indicator start glowing continuously. Please contact HCIL dealer
Continuously ignoring the indicator coming on may cause the DPF to be clogged with PM, seriously damaging the DPF and emission control system as well as other related items.
*For details please refer respective Owner's Manual