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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Catalytic converter

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The catalytic converter is used for exhaust gas post-treatment and helps to reduce exhaust emissions. To help ensure long-term functionality in the exhaust system and the catalytic converter:

If you notice misfiring, uneven running or loss of power when the vehicle is moving, reduce speed immediately. The vehicle should be inspected at the nearest qualified workshop. If this happens, unburnt fuel can enter the exhaust system and escape into the atmosphere. The catalytic converter can also be damaged by overheating.

Even when the exhaust purification system is working perfectly, there may be a smell of sulphur from the exhaust in some conditions. This depends on the sulphur content of the fuel being used.

Indicator lamps
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Lit up Possible cause Solution Engine management syste ...

Diesel particulate filter
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsThe diesel particulate filter filters out soot particles in the exhaust gas. The soot particles gather in the filter and are ...

Other materials:

Warning lamp
Fig. 44 Warning lamp in the instrument cluster First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Lights up or flashes Possible cause Solution The driver seat belt and, if the front passenger seat is occupied, the fr ...

Changing the bulb in the number plate light
Fig. 186 In the rear bumper: number plate light Fig. 187 Number plate light: removing the bulb holder First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings A normal flat screwdriver can be used to remove the number plate light . The actions sh ...

Anti-theft alarm
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Depending on the vehicle equipment level, the vehicle may have an anti-theft alarm and a SAFELOCK mechanism . The anti-theft alarm makes it more difficult to break into the vehicle or steal it. The anti-theft alarm is ...

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