Mercedes Sprinter tops DPF complaint list
01 October 2015
Author: Daniel Puddicombe
The Mercedes Sprinter has topped the list of vehicles with the most reported diesel particulate filter issues in 2015 to date.
According to DPF Clean Team - DPF reconditioning specialists - enquiries received for the Sprinter and second-placed Mazda 6 amounted to 43.5% of complaints about vehicles on its top 10 list.
Meanwhile, the company said the vast majority of questions came from fleet managers.
"Fleet vehicles doing lots of short journeys are more likely to experience an issue because a unit is not given the required time to regenerate," said Cameron Bryce, director at DPF Clean Team.
He added: "Our advice to fleet managers and drivers is to seek help immediately whenever the DPF warning light is illuminated on the dashboard because the more you leave a problem, the worse it can get."
Top 10 vehicles with DPF issues:
1 Mercedes Sprinter
2 Mazda 6
3 BMW 120/320/520d
4 Volkswagen Crafter
5 Isuzu N Series
6 BMW 330/530d
7 DAF brand
8 Ford Transit
9 Volkswagen Transporter
10 Renault Trafic