Australia Car

Australian car repair Issues? Ask an auto mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

The DPF light came on in my CX7. What to do? The yellow

Hi the DPF light...

Hi the DPF light came on in my CX7. What to do?

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

The yellow warning light on the instrument cluster

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your CX-7?

2010

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your CX-7 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Its a diesel

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Australia Car Question
Answered in 44 minutes by:
3/22/2018
Gary
Gary, Australia Car Mechanic
Category: Australia Car
Satisfied Customers: 1,899
Experience: Senior Technician
Verified

Hello! My name is Gary.
Welcome to JustAnswer.
I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with a reply shortly.

Ask Your Own Australia Car Question

Is the yellow DPF flashing or solid?

Gary

Ask Your Own Australia Car Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
was flashing but now solid

When flashing, it means the engine management is doing a DPF regeneration. Keep driving while this occurs until the light goes off.

Turning off the engine before this cycle completes causes more frequent flashing.

Not completing the cycle many times brings up a solid light.

Now a code will be set, and needs a workshop generated DPF regeneration.

Do you know about this, what to do when the light starts flashing?

It's in the owners manual.

Gary

Ask Your Own Australia Car Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks for your advice. I note it’s something to do with the Dpf being clogged up. Not too sure what is causing this. Have booked the car in to our local Mazda dealer on Monday.
Regards,
Alex

Hi Alex,

The most common causes for premature DPF warning lights is boost pressure leaks.

The DPF has to really clog up before it hampers performance.

I've seen about 2 or 3 in my recent years with DPF, so not common.

Your dealer will sort it for you.

I wish you well at the dealer on Monday.

Gary

Ask Your Own Australia Car Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks Gary. It’s reassuring it’s not going to hamper the engine. Regards,
Ale

Hi Ale,

You should still get it looked at as soon as you can arrange it, preferably with your Mazda dealer.

Have a good day.

Gary

Ask Your Own Australia Car Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Gary, thanks for your reply. We took the Mazda out for a drive on the freeway yesterday, and guess what? The warning light went off. The car is still booked in for a check up on Monday.
Cheers
Alex

Good to hear Alex.

DPF warning lights are the most common complaint with many diesel cars these days.

As you are aware, the warning light functions in two stages depending on what is happening.

Mazda will sort it on Monday.

Gary

Gary
Gary, Australia Car Mechanic
Category: Australia Car
Satisfied Customers: 1,899
Experience: Senior Technician
Verified
Gary and 87 other Australia Car Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now

Hi Alex,

How did you go at the Mazda dealer?

Gary

Ask Your Own Australia Car Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an au auto mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Gary Your Own Question
Gary
Gary
Gary, Australia Car Mechanic
Category: Australia Car
Satisfied Customers: 1,899
1,899 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Senior Technician

Gary is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Curtis

Curtis

Australia Car Mechanic

1,614 satisfied customers

Qualified Automotive Mechanic, LPG & Airconditioning Diagnostic Technician.

Glenn Bradley

Glenn Bradley

Australian Car Mechanic

699 satisfied customers

Ex Transmission Shop Owner, Driveline Specialist, 30+ years in the Australian Automotive Industry

Scott B

Scott B

Australia Car Mechanic

478 satisfied customers

Qualified Automotive Mechanic, Service Manager & Proprietor 20+ years

Technopro

Technopro

Australia Car Mechanic

149 satisfied customers

20 years of experience in Automotive Repair Techniques and Diagnosis Expert.

Matt

Matt

Engineer

960 satisfied customers

Automotive Engineer for 20 years, BEng hons degree,

Mark

Mark

Mechanic

618 satisfied customers

29 Years as a Vehicle Mechanic in Australian Military

Mechanic Martyn

Mechanic Martyn

Australia Car Mechanic

325 satisfied customers

Advanced trade certificate in Automotive engineering

< Previous | Next >

Related Australia Car Questions
Our 2010 2l diesel captiva 7 engine light has come on and
Our 2010 2l diesel captiva 7 engine light has come on and stayed on. The book says its got to do with the diesel particle filter. We r 500kms from home with a 2 year old toddler in the back. I just wa… read more
Gary
Gary
Australia Car Mechanic
1,899 satisfied customers
Have a VY Commodore Series 2, Low fuel warning is up showing
Have a VY Commodore Series 2, Low fuel warning is up showing low fuel on the Gauge, but tank is full, … read more
Gary
Gary
Australia Car Mechanic
1,899 satisfied customers
My speedo stopped working. The odometer was still ticking
My speedo stopped working. The odometer was still ticking over but need on speedo stuck. The check engine light came on and stayed on. I've fitted a second hand dash cluster today. Everything works fi… read more
indy-tech
indy-tech
Shop owner, technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
11 satisfied customers
My son bought a Nissan navar 2007 d40 ute. We changed the
Hello there. My son bought a Nissan navar 2007 d40 ute. We changed the oil and unfortunately used the wrong type. About five weeks later the engine light is coming on and it is limping around. We took… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
960 satisfied customers
Its making a whinnig noise i fear it could be the turbo,
its making a whinnig noise i fear it could be the turbo … read more
Gary
Gary
Australia Car Mechanic
1,899 satisfied customers
Have a Holden captiva coming up to 100,000 kms and last
have a Holden captiva coming up to 100,000 kms and last weekend while highway there was no power on the hills. … read more
Gary
Gary
Australia Car Mechanic
1,899 satisfied customers
I have a Nissan ute model d22 series my problem is that my
I have a Nissan ute model d22 series my problem is that my instrument panel is not working . Have checked fuses and they seen to be fine ??… read more
mike a mechanic
mike a mechanic
Auto Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
89 satisfied customers
Jeep GC fy14 diesel Overland. I get an error flashing up on
Jeep GC fy14 diesel Overland. I get an error flashing up on screen. Flashes between tire pressure screen and warning light for flat tire and "service transmission continue in drive do not change gears… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
Volkswagen crafter: Matt I have just Replaced the DPF filter
Hi Matt I have just Replaced the DPF filter in my VW Crafter 2007. But the light are still on and the car runs in limp mode… read more
Kevin
Kevin
workshop foreman /master tech/mot tester
1 satisfied customers
Mitsubishi Triton: Matt I have a 2010 my11 triton 2.5 turbo
Hi Matt I have a 2010 my11 triton 2.5 turbo diesel it has 90.000 ks It was approx 2000 ks over service. While driving it the engine oil light came on for 20 seconds then had major engine failure . Tho… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
960 satisfied customers
Subaru 2.5I Prem Manual AWD Wagon: The DPF warning light on
The DPF warning light on my 2010 Subaru Diesel Outback is flashing - the manual instructs me not drive and to contact a repairer for inspection ASAP. The nearest Subaru repairer is Carrington Rd, Cast… read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
High School or GED
148 satisfied customers
holden colorado: Hi Im in Australia and need to export my 2013
Hi Im in Australia and need to export my 2013 holden colorado ltz 4 x 2 diesel auto (chevrolet colorado usa)to the UK, I need to change my instrument cluster to read analogue and digital MPH, currentl… read more
Scott
Scott
Self Employed Motor Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
245 satisfied customers
Hyundai i30 i30cw: Good afternoon from NZ. Does mr hyundai
Good afternoon from NZ. Does mr hyundai have a Diesel partculate filter?? It is an I 30 i30cw Many thanks Ian B Follow up question What type of oil does one use for this engineRegards Ian B… read more
Mike
Mike
Proprieter / Diagnostic Technician
High School or GED
st king cab: I own a 2009 Nissan Navara Turbo Diesel DPF light
I own a 2009 Nissan Navara Turbo Diesel DPF light came on and went into limp mode, had the DP filters replaced and the light still stayed on and stayed in limp mode. Had the rear exhaust sensor replac… read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
High School or GED
148 satisfied customers
i HAVE 2010 FG FALCON XR6 UTE WITH A FUEL FAULT WARNING UP
i HAVE 2010 FG FALCON XR6 UTE WITH A FUEL FAULT WARNING UP ON THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER WHAT DOES THIS MEAN.… read more
Technopro
Technopro
Australia Car Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
149 satisfied customers
2007, the check engine light comes..driven..dealership
i have a ah series diesel 2007, the check engine light comes on and off and the diesel particle filter light stays on have driven away from the holden dealership who cannot find a solution to the prob… read more
Engineering Pro
Engineering Pro
Automotive Development Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1,366 satisfied customers
1999 Toyota land cruiser: 3.0L diesel..one day smoke came..his guages
My friend has a 1999 Toyota LandCruiser 3.0L diesel. He said that one day smoke came out of his dash and now his guages don't work. Do you know what the problem is and where I can find parts to replac… read more
Curtis
Curtis
Australia Car Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,614 satisfied customers
Toyota: I have just had the timing belt changed..Prado..diesel..models
I have just had the timing belt changed on my Toyota Prado June 2003 diesel model after the light indicating a change of belt is needed. The Mechanic changed the belt but is not able to reset the ligh… read more
Expert
Expert
trade certificate
88 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x