AdBlue® is an odourless urea solution that reduces nitrogen oxides in exhaust gases of diesel engines, enhances the combustion process and lowers fuel consumption by up to 7%. If you want to find out more about AdBlue®, read on here.
Many Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles with diesel engines are now equipped with SCR technology. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) reduces emissions of harmful nitrogen oxides, thereby helping your vehicle comply with the latest Euro 6 emission standard. Injecting the AdBlue® reducing agent into the exhaust system triggers a chemical reaction which converts nitrogen oxides into harmless nitrogen and water. AdBlue® thereby enhances the combustion process and reduces fuel consumption by up to seven percent.
Without sufficient AdBlue® in the tank, your engine cannot start. So you will have to regularly top up this operating fluid, depending on your driving style, the engine load and the ambient temperature. The instrument cluster alerts you in good time: when the remaining range is approximately 2,400 km and then again when the range reaches 1,000 km. Ideally, top up after the first warning.
AdBlue® is an irritating and corrosive fluid that can harm skin, eyes and respiratory organs on contact.
In the event of getting AdBlue® in your eye, rinse immediately for at least 15 minutes with copious amounts of water and seek medical attention.
In the event of getting AdBlue® on your skin, rinse immediately for at least 15 minutes with copious amounts of water and seek medical attention if your skin becomes irritated.
Please note: AdBlue® is added to the AdBlue® tank, not the diesel tank.
Further information and warnings on adding AdBlue® can be found in your vehicle's user manual!
If a notification on the AdBlue® level has appeared in the instrument cluster display, add at least the minimum top-up amount of AdBlue®. Less than this will not suffice. Please note: The vehicle will not start again after being switched off if the AdBlue® level is too low. Jump starting will not help to get it going either.
Accordingly, you should top up with a sufficient amount of AdBlue® when the remaining range reaches about 1,000 km, if not sooner.