2011 Vauxhall Meriva 1.3L CDTi
Opel Meriva. Code 55 + amber symbols on dashboard

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sam
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Oct 8, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
I have a code 55 and an amber filter(?) symbol displaying on dash. Mechanic said it was a sensor for a clogged particle filter and has cleaned filter & reset the fault. Keeps coming back after some hours/days .Recleaned filter a few times and eventually replaced this sensor. But after a day or so the caution code re-appears. Now ALSO the amber engine light is displaying and the car drives sluggishly. Anyone have similar issues and resolved it?

Car details
Car: Vauxhall Meriva
Variant: 1.3L CDTi
Model Year: 2011
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
Engine & Drivetrain
Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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whittingehame
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15,313 points

Oct 8, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
Very common if car is used for short journeys , this link explains,


https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/emissions/diesel-particulate-filters/
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sam
Driver
1 points

Oct 8, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
Thanks Whittingham! Apart from a blocked dpf I've just been reading about EGR systems that may be a factor if they're coking up. Is this a also a possibility??
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whittingehame
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15,313 points

Oct 8, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
EGR valve problems can also cause it to lose power and go into limp mode like you are experiencing .
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