SureTrack Real Fix: Particulate Problems

Real Fixes from the SureTrackĀ® expert information resource are documented issues from actual shop repair orders and community discussions. Read on to see how SureTrack can help you correct issues that are not easily diagnosed using OEM information alone. SureTrack is currently available free with the purchase of a current Snap-onĀ® diagnostic software version.

Follow this real fix to see how a code P1445 was diagnosed and repaired.

2016 Citroen Berlingo 1.6 Diesel

P1445, Replaced Diesel Particulate Filter, Refilled Diesel Particulate Filter Additive

The customer states the check engine light is on.

Connected a scan tool and found code P1445 – The Quantity Of Additive Injected Into The Particulate Emission Filter Has Exceeded The Maximum Threshold. With the key on and the engine off, connected the scan tool and monitored live data. Found that the diesel particulate filter additive reservoir was below the minimum volume and the amount of additive added to the diesel particulate filter to have exceeded the maximum value for the filter. With the vehicle raised, inspected the diesel particulate filter additive reservoir, and pump. Found that there was no obvious damage. With the key on and the engine off, connected the scan tool and activated the diesel particulate filter additive pump. Found that the pump activated and performed correctly. These tests confirmed that the diesel particulate filter additive pump was functional.

Replaced the diesel particulate filter, refilled the diesel particulate filter additive, cleared codes, performed a road test, and verified that the vehicle operated properly. The check engine light did not illuminate and no fault codes returned.

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About the Author

Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor is the SureTrack Community Administrator and a Senior Applications Specialist at Mitchell 1 with over 25 years of experience with electronic repair data systems. Nick previously worked in the automotive dismantling and engine rebuilding industries.