October 18, 2009
Today the multifunction display made the terrifying *beeep* and announced an antipollution fault (mileage is 65.990 km). The engine kept running fine, cannot notice anything different. Had the car for a stop a couple of hours, then started it again, and still the error persists. Googled a little and it seems there are a million (almost) causes of this error.
I decided to take the car on the highway, going 120 km/h in 4th gear @ approx. 3.500 RPM. I drove about 10 km this way, then stopped the car at a gas station. When I started the car, the error message was gone! Since this is a 1.4 HDi there is no particle filter (FAP) to clean, so why this error occurred I don’t really know (and this worries me somewhat – I like to know the root cause of problems).
This week I had a vacation, so I drove only very short trips where the car really didn’t warm up completely. Tomorrow I am going back to work, and I will do my usual highway pendling trip. I hope I don’t see this error again, but I will let you know.