Question about 2005 Mazda 6
I have had the same problem with my Mazda 6, I had done 22500 miles when a light popped up. SO i persisted to go to mazda who much like yourslef told me my driving style is wrong. Which i thought was ludacris. After an expensive diagnostics they said it was due to my egr vavle causing my Diesel Particulate Filter to Block. That was it then they put a £4000 bill if i wanted the parts done in front of me. I laughed out of shear disbelief. I then persisted to look around and noticed on Fixya some one saying about the same problem. They said they had found a company happy to help. SO i persisted to call them, I even asked for the name that was put on the system Darrell i believe, i have to say for someone that doesnt work for mazda i think he should so informative, Unfortuantly the other person said the new part was £500 but darrell told me that the price was £603 allm in with a surcharge, (certainly alot better than mazda anyway). I toyed with the idea for a little while and bit the bullet and ordered it with then. 4 days later a new DPF arrived, 2 days later i took to mazda who said much like Darrell that i must replace the EGR valve and do a full engine oil Flush. I told them to go ahead i paid about 300 for the egr valve and all in all cost me just over a grand. My point is Darrell told me of a good maintenance procedure for these vehicles. Instead of buying a new car as this one aperently "isnt right for me" he told me to once a week blast it through the whole reg range. Since then 5 months on no problems what so ever thought i would share this info with you guys as it seems quite a common fault. Darrell number and company name are Onlineautomotive.co.uk 0844 880 4149. Hope this helps some people
Posted on May 06, 2010
Changes to new car emissions legislation scheduled for 2009, the so-called 'Euro 5' standards, will make particulate filters as
commonplace in diesel car exhausts as catalytic converters are on petrol cars. The goal is an 80% reduction in diesel particulate (soot)
When the particulate filter warning light illuminatetes it is indicating a partial blockage. Diesel Particulate filters (DPF) or 'traps' catch
bits of soot in the exhaust.
As with any filter (think of the bag in your vacuum cleaner) they have to be emptied regularly to maintain performance. For a DPF this
process is called 'regeneration'
Posted on May 22, 2010
Change the air filter
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
If you still have that problem please let me know. I am considering seeing if all of us who have had similar problems could start one single (Class) action against Mazda
Posted on Mar 16, 2010
I ALSO HAD THE SAME PROBLEM CONTACT MAZDA EUROPEAN ASSISTANCE ASAP IF YOUR MAZDA 6 IS UNDER WARRENTY THEY WILL TOW YOUR CAR TO THE NEAREST GARAGE AND SUPPLY A FREE HIRED REPLACEMENT CAR I WAS SUPPLIED A CAR FOR 8 DAYS FREE OF CHARGE FOR ME IT TAKES ABOUT 1.5 WEEKS IN GARAGE
Posted on May 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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