Ford Kuga
 Owners Manual
Starting and Stopping the Engine
Diesel Particulate Filter

The filter forms part of the emissions reduction system on your vehicle. It filters harmful diesel particulates (soot) from the exhaust gas.



Do not park or idle your vehicle over dry leaves, dry grass or other combustible materials. The regeneration process creates very high exhaust gas temperatures and the exhaust will radiate a considerable amount of heat during and after regeneration and after you have switched the engine off. This is a potential fire hazard.

Note: Avoid running out of fuel.

Note: During regeneration at low speed or engine idle, you may smell a hot metallic odor and could notice a clicking metallic sound. This is due to the high temperatures reached during regeneration and is normal.

Note: Changes in the engine or exhaust sound may be heard during the regeneration process.

Note: After you have switched your engine off the fans may continue to run for a short period of time.

The diesel particulate filter on your vehicle requires periodic regeneration to maintain its correct function. Your vehicle will carry out this process automatically.

If your journeys meet one of the following conditions:

  • You drive only short distances.
  • You frequently switch the ignition on and off.
  • Your journeys contain a high level of acceleration and deceleration.

You must carry out occasional trips with the following conditions to assist the regeneration process:

  • Drive your vehicle in more favorable conditions, which you will find at higher vehicle speeds in normal driving, on a main road or freeway for a minimum of 20 minutes. This drive may include short stops that will not affect the regeneration process.
  • Avoid prolonged idling and always observe speed limits and road conditions.
  • Do not switch the ignition off.
  • Select a suitable gear to ideally maintain engine speed between 1500 and 3000 RPM.

    More about «Starting and Stopping the Engine»:

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    Ignition Switch

    Keyless Starting

    Steering Wheel Lock

    Starting a Gasoline Engine

    Starting a Diesel Engine

    Diesel Particulate Filter

    Switching Off the Engine

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