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Isuzu DPD / DPF Problems

Isuzu DPD Problems experienced universally by Isuzu Truck owners.

Isuzu DPD Problems? If you’ve found this article chances are you’ve been having issues with the DPF on your Isuzu truck. You’ve probably been forced to pull your truck over for a manual regeneration and possibly even experienced a severe derate rendering your truck useless and forcing a trip to the dealer.

The Isuzu DPD (Diesel Particulate Diffuser) also referred to as a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) was first introduced to the Isuzu truck range in 2007 in order to meet Euro IV emissions standards. From 2011 to 2016 the system was retained with slight ‘improvements’ to meet the stricter Euro V standard. Trucks built 2016 onward are running the current Euro VI some of the Euro VI range have done away with DPD and adopted a DOC system. Unfortunately the reliability of the DPD and EGR has proved to be a real downfall to what is otherwise a brilliant truck.

Nationwide Diesel Services assist our clients with accurate diagnostics & repairs to their DPD systems and can educate owners & drivers how to best manage these systems for maximum reliability. In the case of a blocked filter we can also perform industrial DPF Cleaning.

There are several possible causes that usually start out with the DPF regenerating more frequently than normal. The truck may be blowing excessive smoke during regeneration, and the auto regens no longer complete forcing you to perform a manual regeneration. If your trucks experiencing these symptoms book your diagnosis today.

We also offer a permanent solution to Isuzu DPD problems for offroad vehicles such as those utilised in mining and exploration applications. Our DPF & EGR Delete solution provides clients with the improved reliability they seek along with the welcome addition of increased power, smoother driveability and better fuel economy. This solution is available for the entire Isuzu truck range. For bookings contact us today on 08 9206 4588.

Isuzu DPD DPF Problems


  1. Hi Mate
    Just started the DPD issue. You are to far away from me ( Vic ) But can you steer me in the right direction. Isuzu 2011 NQR 450 290 000 Km. First time the manual burn has come on , tried manual burn for 1 hour, did not work. Hand over exhaust , not hot , not working.
    I have just taken to my truck to the Isuzu dealer, and as usual they could not find the problem, bring it back next week, we think it could be the injectors. Here we go again, $$$$$$$$$
    I took over ownership in 2014 at 100000 km. I started servicing myself because I was tied of paying $1000 for a 16 year old kid to half do the job . Previous history with my dealer is We THINK the PTO switch is faulty $ 500 later no result, I changed it to manual. We THINK the air con problem bla bla bla. $1200 later gave up, no aircon, fault fuel filter , faulty oil filters, electric windows work some of the time, radio/ bluetooth works some of the time, replaced it now it works MOST of the time. new front rotors because it was metal to metal 500 km after a service.
    So you can see I am not real confident Can you tell me what I am expecting to find is the problem and cost. Can the DPD be bi pasted.
    Would appreciate your reply

    • Jack says:

      I got exactly same issue and put new filter in already. But the result is still same. Thinking to change injectors.

      • neerabupd says:

        Hi Jack, a good diagnostic is key. Replacing parts at random can be a very expensive exercise (especially when your talking DPD filters & injectors) Where are you located? If your not local to us I may be able to point you toward the right workshop to diagnose your truck.

        • Jack says:

          Thanks for your reply. I have ready replaced 4x new injectors but the issue is same as before. I am locsted in Melbourne. Could you point me toward the right place who can diagnose it?

          • neerabupd says:

            Hi Jack, I’m out of the office today but if you want to phone tomorrow and ask for Matt I’m happy to have a bit of a chat, 08 206 4588

  2. Brad Warr says:

    My truck says it needs manual regent, I go to depress the DPD button the display reads checking PM levels then goes back to flashing need manual regen.
    Any help would be great.


    • Ash says:

      I got the same issue, what did you do to fix it

      • neerabupd says:

        Hi Ash, this could mean a number of things. Possible injector issue, boost fault, sensor failure or the DPD itself may just be clogged and in need of industrial cleaning or replacement. Feel free to call if you want some free advice.

  3. Niel Cardeno says:

    How to repair no dpd filter. How to order new filter..

  4. Mike says:

    I have taken my truck in to Isuzu and put a new dpd filter in. I did ask why it has burned out. Would you have an explanation? Truck has done 312000km

    • neerabupd says:

      Hi Mike, the only way to answer this question accurately is to carry out a diagnostic & investigate for possible cause. I’d be happy to discuss with you if you would like to give us a call on 08 9206 4588.

  5. Mike says:

    Also now after 3000km the motor has gone. Burned a hole in the piston

    • neerabupd says:

      It sounds like there was an underlying issue that should have been picked up at the time of the DPD replacement. Melted DPD followed by a hole in the piston sounds like a possible failed fuel injector, without inspecting the truck though that’s pure speculation. If you require any assistance please contact us on 08 9206 4588.

    • Valter Cossa says:

      I got truck, Isuzu forward smoother-F 2004 model, and fancing a problem with the PDP , um my Town there is no Isuzu dealer, is it any soluction i can do to solve this problem?

  6. Nigel says:

    Hi mate ,did u manage to resolve ur problem? M having same prob with my Isuzu.
    Any advice.

    • neerabupd says:

      Hi Nigel, we deal with these trucks daily. If your local to Perth make a booking for a diagnostic, if you’re not local I’ll be happy to chat with you to see if we can steer you in the right direction. Give us a call on 08 9206 4588

  7. chiko Jeopard says:

    my DPD button is no longer responding if I press it and its flicking on the dash board. I don’t know if I correct the error. please can someone help me. It’s an ISUZU FORWARD engine is 4hk1.

  8. Michael F. Pimentel says:

    Hi sir, can you help us with our FRR90, 4HK1-14 engine. Were having problem with our DPD and the engine is on a limp mode. We are using the unit in a mountainous road and we prefer to simply turn off the DPD rather than replacing the filter. We are from the northern part of the Philippines and we are still hopeless from help. We tried different mechanic and still they directed us on a wrong direction. I hope you can help us and put us on the right direction. Thank you!

    • neerabupd says:

      Hi Michael, thanks for your message. Absolutely we can help, please get in touch via our contact page and I’ll be happy to run you through what needs to be done.

      • Hi I live in Antigua wich is located in the Caribbean and I have a 2004 isuzu forward wich has been in limp mode for a few months and I need help becuse no one understand these isuzu truck and it’s really hard to deal with. Do you have a contact number with what’s app becuse that would be the easiest way for me to contact you and I really hope I can get some help with this vehicle.

    • Noel Michael Paulino says:

      Sir Michael how was your truck doing. i am also from the Phil. and i am having the same issue, hope you can help me too. thank you.

  9. Nash says:

    by boyfriend has a 2006 Isuzu elf truck and the DPD light was blinking so automatically he press the DPD button to remove diesel particle matter from the exhaust gas in the engine or what ever the purpose of it was. it lasted for about 1 hour. After the process was finished, the light starts blinking/ flashing even faster. Right now its getting to his head because he do not know what to do. Please can you tell me what the problem may be and what are the solutions that can get rid of the problem. Thank you so much.

    • neerabupd says:

      Hi Nash, Best to phone us on 08 9206 458 or if you’re overseas you can reach us on whatsapp at +61429429562, thanks

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  11. Hany salama Salama says:

    Can you cancel dpf and egr for isuzu??

    • NationwideDiesel says:

      Hi Hany, yes we can. You can contact us over whatsapp on +61429429562 if you would like more information.

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  13. Brian Morris says:

    I drive a 2018 Isuzu MUX. 179000km. When new the DPD would burn at 500km. Each 100km the 5 bar graph would fill then burn right on 500km. A mechanic decided to do a manual burn out of curiosity and ever since it burnt at 300km. This has got worse and it gets down to burning every 5okm unless I keep adding Penrite DPF cleaner to the fuel. I use Penrite 10/40 enviro oil and change and filter every 5000km. I use Caltex fuel. The car performs very well and has no problems at all except for the DPD. Isuzu have checked the car and claim nothing is wrong. However I notice on Facebook and other sites owners have the same problems. What do you suggest? The car is out of warranty and a new DPD will cost $3500

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