E 189 update Had No Choice

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Re: E 189 update Had No Choice

Post by SnoWhite » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:10 pm

Especially on shorter trips before stopping the engine I make sure I turn the heater blower off - as that makes quite a racket, and without the heater fan noise you should clearly hear if the main radiator fans are running - in which case I will try to avoid stopping the regen by just driving for a further 10 minutes. Or if I am simply stopping to drop off or collect items from my garage I will just leave the engine running and then carry on to my next destination, by which time you can clearly hear the fans have cut out and the regen is complete.

I am not the only one who wonders why, with all the clever IT running below the surface on these vehicles, VW chose not to provide owners with some sort of visual display on the dash showing when a regen is underway, and ideally a count down of time to completion.

Sadly I guess this is one thing VW are actually quite happy for owners to ignore, as it means their dealers will get lots of business replacing DPF and catalysts.

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Re: E 189 update Had No Choice

Post by hatman » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:25 pm

+1 There, Legend
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Re: E 189 update Had No Choice

Post by hatman » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:04 pm

The smell as well when you stop! Customers complaints.
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Re: E 189 update Had No Choice

Post by lal138 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:28 pm

Hi All members i do appreciate your replies to my questions as it helps us all to understand our vans better so we can avoid making mistakes in diagnostics when things start to go wrong.My van went in local dealers for service and diagnostics to send to VAG customer care i look forward to there response but not expecting to much as the cheating should not have been done in the first place.We the customers are just expected to cough up many thanks Pete :( :oops: :D

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Re: E 189 update Had No Choice

Post by lal138 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:01 pm

Hi All i have done a fair few miles since adding cleaner and filling up with bp ultimate diesel and van much more responsive so perhaps i caused my problems myself a lesson learned.I will now add some cleaner to my fuel on a regular basis and not do so many short stop start journeys .Many Thanks For your Replies :D :D

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Re: E 189 update Had No Choice

Post by donnielee » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:48 pm

when i had mine done against my will i drove one tank and it gulped bad!!!!! took to dealer blah blah blah theres norhing wrong sir with a stupid smile i immediately, took to have remapped mildly best thing i ever did more power with great mpg.!! do ur self a favor and get it done

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Re: E 189 update Had No Choice

Post by lal138 » Sat May 04, 2019 5:33 pm

lal138 wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:01 pm
Hi All i purchased a 2013 caddy maxi life 2.0tdi bluemotion 140bhp in Aug 2016 with 12000 mls on clock and it drives superb I did have a few problems in first few months when car would just cut out whilst driving took back to dealer and no fault could be found I have now done 24000 mls management light came on last week with code P0403 faulty egr so i deleted code and light goes out I then added some cleaner to fuel .After 3 days and light coming back on delete again it seems now to have cleared as cleaner must be working.I thought i had better get some more information on this problem I found out that my van had e189 emmisons fix two weeks before i purchased.Then i read about vw trust building measure none of this was explained to me by dealer.My time for cover has ended but got claim number from vag customer service .Then had to take to dealer to get service so that they could do vag com diagnosis and send to vw .ARE ANY OTHER MEMBERS HAD THESE PROBLEMS WITH E189 UPDATE only wish i had read more before i would not had this done.YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE THANK YOU ALL
Hi All i just thought i would do an update i still have the same issues as above and regeneration on regular basis no response from vw customer services going back to dealer this week as i am sick of knocking code of on daily basis van still pulls and drives well but i am not happy I really like my van but these issues are driving me nuts

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Re: E 189 update Had No Choice

Post by lal138 » Tue May 07, 2019 11:45 pm

HI All van booked into local van centre for diagnostics to resolve P0403 code fault egr malfunction I asked if egr have been redesigned since all the problems caused by E189 emissions update they could not answer my question do any members have any information on this please Thanks Pete :D

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Re: E 189 update Had No Choice

Post by Simon46 » Wed May 08, 2019 6:53 am

As I've had a replacement ecu and info had to be downloaded from vw for it by independent garage will mine have had the emissions fix? Regens every couple of days where it was weekly before
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Re: E 189 update Had No Choice

Post by lal138 » Wed May 08, 2019 12:47 pm

Hi Simon you can check if your van has had e189 update done by entering your reg in E189 emissons update site

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Re: E 189 update Had No Choice

Post by lal138 » Thu May 16, 2019 10:12 am

HI just adding link to explain egr failure https://triscan.dk/en/news/egr-valve-st ... -and-money thanks Pete

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