Seat Leon >> Diesel engine particulate filter*

The diesel engine particulate filter eliminates soot produced by burning diesel.

The diesel engine dust filter eliminates most of the soot from the exhaust gas system. The soot particulates accumulate in the filter where they are regularly burned. In order to facilitate this process, occasional journeys at speeds of more than 60 kmh should be made. If the vehicle is only used for short trips then the soot will build up in the particulate filter.


• The diesel engine particulate filter may reach extremely high temperatures; it should not enter into contact with flammable materials underneath the vehicle. Failure to comply could result in fire.

Vehicles equipped with a diesel engine particulate filter must not be refuelled using biodiesel (RME), given that the fuel system may be damaged.

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