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Land Rover Tech Tips: AdBlue™/Diesel Exhaust Fluid

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Land Rover Tech Tips: AdBlue™/Diesel Exhaust Fluid

What is AdBlue™/Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

  • Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) also known as AdBlue™, is a non-toxic, colourless, odourless and non-flammable fluid. Stored in a dedicated tank in your car, it is injected into the exhaust system to clean exhaust gases. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology is fitted to all Land Rover diesel vehicles from 2016 Model Year. It enables Land Rover to meet EU6 emissions legislation by reducing the levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emitted from the exhaust system by up to 90%. In addition to a new generation of catalytic converter, SCR Technology requires the use of DEF.

    HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY DEF/ADBLUE™ LEVELS ARE LOW?

    The message centre displays a series of messages when the DEF level becomes low.

    1. The first message states that the DEF level is at a level where a top-up is advised.
    2. The second message is accompanied by an amber warning icon and states to refill the DEF tank.
    3. The third message starts a countdown of the distance remaining until the DEF tank is empty, after which the vehicle will fail to start.
    4. The final message is accompanied by a red warning icon and is displayed when the distance remaining is zero and states that no further restarts will be possible until DEF is added to the tank.

    MAINTAINING DEF/ADBLUE™

    It is important that your Land Rover’ supply of DEF is maintained, as EU legislation means that you cannot start the engine without it. Your car’s message centre will give you advance warning when your DEF level is low and will alert you in plenty of time to book a refill.

    For mid-service Top-Ups, we are now offering an AdBlue™ refill for £29.99 RRP to manufacturers recommended fill-level, regardless of the amount required*. If you have purchased a Land Rover Service Plan you can get a free refill from your local Retailer. Please see terms below.

    *Offer available at participating Land Rover Retailers / Authorised Repairers. Fee for DEF / AdBlue™ check and top up to manufacturer fill level is £29.99 RRP per vehicle on a single visit. Eligible on Land Rover vehicles only. Please contact your Retailer to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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