In order to meet stringent emissions regulations, introduced in 2009, all new diesel vehicles are fitted with an exhaust filter. These are also known as Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs). Vehicles equipped with a DPF have more efficient emissions control. DPFs efficiently capture and store particles from exhaust gases, helping to lower tailpipe emissions.


During normal driving, particles in the exhaust gases are collected in the exhaust filter. When required, cleaning of the filter is automatically carried out, via a process called regeneration. In most situations, the filter is cleaned automatically. This is dependent on the engine reaching its normal operating temperature.



Some driving conditions, like frequently driving short distances or in slow-moving traffic or in cold weather, may not provide sufficient opportunity for regeneration. When this occurs, a warning light displays in the instrument panel.


An amber warning light indicates that regeneration is required. Drive between 60 km/h and 112 km/h for 20 minutes and this should clean the filter. Failure to enable self-cleaning following a warning may result in reduced vehicle performance.


A red warning light indicates that the filter is full. In this instance, please contact your local Land Rover Retailer as soon as possible.


A green indicator light will display when regeneration is complete. A small, temporary increase in fuel consumption may occur during self-cleaning. Your DPF has automatically cleaned itself and you can now return to your previous driving style.



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Fuel consumption figures reflect laboratory testing in accordance with the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). These figures are provided for comparison amongst vehicles only. Actual fuel consumption will generally differ under real world driving conditions, and will vary depending on individual factors such as (but not limited to) driving styles and vehicle, road, traffic and weather conditions.