Mercedes Citan (2012 to present) DPF fault

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Understanding the Mercedes Citan (2012 to Present) DPF Fault

Many van owners might face a common issue with the Mercedes Citan (2012 to present), specifically related to its Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). As a UK based master tech mechanic boasting over a decade and a half of hands-on experience, I've encountered numerous cases of this fault, and I'm here to shed some light on what it entails, its underlying causes, and common symptoms.

What Exactly is a DPF Fault?

The DPF is crucial for reducing the emissions from diesel engines by trapping soot particles. However, a Mercedes Citan (2012 to present) DPF fault can manifest, impairing this function. This fault generally arises when the filter becomes clogged with soot and can't regenerate. But what prompts this clogging in the first place? Let's delve into the possible causes.

Possible Causes of a Mercedes Citan DPF Fault

Several factors can trigger a DPF fault in your Mercedes Citan. Frequent short trips where the engine doesn't reach optimal operating temperature can prevent the DPF from burning off accumulated soot. Additionally, using incorrect engine oil or a failure in the vehicle's EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system could also lead to soot buildup. It's essential to have regular maintenance checks to catch these issues early on.

Symptoms to Look Out For

If your Mercedes Citan is experiencing a DPF fault, you might notice a decrease in engine performance or increased fuel consumption. There might also be a dashboard warning light indicating a DPF issue, accompanied by a rough engine idle or unusual exhaust smoke. If you notice any of these signs, it's advisable to seek expert assistance swiftly.

Repair Process for a DPF Fault

Addressing a DPF fault involves a few key steps. Initially, a comprehensive diagnostic test is required to confirm the fault and pinpoint any related issues. If the DPF can be regenerated, this is usually the first step; however, if the filter is extensively blocked, physical cleaning or replacement might be necessary. Specialists like me have the tools and expertise to handle these repairs, ensuring that your van remains compliant with emissions standards.

Why Consider Selling Your Mercedes Citan to Vandervan?

While repairing a DPF fault is certainly feasible, it can sometimes be a complex and costly process. Have you considered the broader context of ongoing maintenance costs and the potential for similar issues in the future? Here's where Vandervan offers a compelling alternative. Vandervan makes it effortless to sell your Mercedes Citan and upgrade to a newer model with fewer issues and potentially lower running costs.

Selling your van is straightforward with Vandervan. You can obtain an online quote in just 30 seconds and arrange for the next-day collection from any location across the UK, followed by instant payment into the account of your choosing. This hassle-free process eliminates the headaches associated with van issues and helps you transition smoothly to a newer vehicle.

Curious how simple the process is? Why not value your van today and see the competitive offer Vandervan can make? Transitioning to a newer van could save you time and money, ensuring peace of mind and a better driving experience.

If you're striving for efficiency and reliability, selling your current van and upgrading might just be the optimal solution! Feel free to contact us for guidance or to answer any queries about the process.

As an experienced mechanic, I understand the intricacies involved in maintaining a vehicle like the Mercedes Citan. When you weigh the costs and benefits, sometimes the best decision is to let go of the old and make way for the new.

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We can pay for any vehicle using an instant bank transfer. We are however flexible, and accommodating should someone need to sell their van cash.

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Can I sell my van with mechanical issues?

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Yes, you can indeed sell your financed van with vandervan even if it's under a Hire Purchase (HP) or Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) agreement.

If you decide to sell your financed van, the initial step is to obtain a 'settlement figure' from your lender, which you can usually find in a settlement letter. Following that, get a valuation for your van.

Our team will walk you through the settlement process.

Are there any hidden fees I should know about?

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Is it better to trade in my van or sell my van online?

By selling your van through our service, you join a robust network of over 4,000 verified dealers.

This can often result in a more favourable price compared to part exchange, where you might find yourself confined to a single dealer’s assessment, which might not accurately represent the real market value of your van.

Part exchanges often result in less favourable outcomes for sellers, particularly if the dealer is not intending to retail your van and plans to pass it along instead.

However, with our van buying service, you stand a better chance of obtaining a great price.

The process with us is quick and straightforward. Simply start with a free valuation and contrast this with your part exchange offer. You might be delighted to find how much more you could get from using our service than you’d get from a part exchange!

How does service history impact selling my van?

As a van buying service, we encourage you to maintain detailed records of all your service history.

This helps us offer you a fair and accurate price when you decide to sell your van.

Providing documentation of consistent maintenance and early resolution of any issues allows us to confidently assess the van's condition, ensuring you get the best possible offer.

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What paperwork do I need to sell my van?

All we need is a copy of your driving license, finance settlement letter (if the van has outstanding finance), any service records and the V5 logbook.

If you don't have the V5 logbook, see "Can I sell my van with no V5 Logbook" below.

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We buy any van make or model, and any body type. Get a valuation today and see if we can help you sell your van.

Can I sell my van with no V5 Logbook?

Fortunately, we buy any van even if they do not have a logbook, although it is advantageous if you have a full V5 Logbook, or at least the green New Keeper Slip.

It makes it tougher to sell to our network of 4000+ verified dealers, as we have to wait for the DVLA to process a V62 application (usually 6 weeks), so our valuations reflect the delay in sale and storage costs while rectifying missing V5 logbooks.


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