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Opel Corsa: Parking / Engine exhaust. Exhaust filter, Catalytic converter

Opel Corsa 2020-2023 Owners Manual / Driving and operating / Parking / Engine exhaust. Exhaust filter, Catalytic converter

Engine exhaust


Engine exhaust gases contain poisonous carbon monoxide, which is colourless and odourless and could be fatal if inhaled. If exhaust gases enter the interior of the vehicle, open the windows. Have the cause of the fault rectified by a workshop.

Avoid driving with an open load compartment, otherwise exhaust gases could enter the vehicle.

Exhaust filter

Automatic cleaning process

The exhaust filter system filters soot particles out of the exhaust gases.

The start of saturation of the exhaust filter is indicated by the temporary illumination of Opel Corsa. Engine exhaust. Exhaust filter, Catalytic converter or Opel Corsa. Engine exhaust. Exhaust filter, Catalytic converter, accompanied by a message in the Driver Information Centre.

As soon as the traffic conditions permit, regenerate the filter by driving at a vehicle speed of at least 60 km/h until the control indicator extinguishes.


On a new vehicle, the first exhaust filter regeneration operations may be accompanied by a burning smell, which is normal. Following prolonged operation of the vehicle at very low speed or at idle, water vapour can be emitted at the exhaust on acceleration. This does not affect the behaviour of the vehicle or the environment.

Cleaning process not possible

If Opel Corsa. Engine exhaust. Exhaust filter, Catalytic converter or Opel Corsa. Engine exhaust. Exhaust filter, Catalytic converter stays on, accompanied by an audible signal and a message, this indicates that the exhaust filter additive level is too low. The reservoir must be topped-up without delay. Seek the assistance of a workshop.

Catalytic converter

The catalytic converter reduces the amount of harmful substances in the exhaust gases.


Fuel grades other than those listed on pages,  could damage the catalytic converter or electronic components.

Unburnt petrol will overheat and damage the catalytic converter. Therefore avoid excessive use of the starter, running the fuel tank dry and starting the engine by pushing or towing.

In the event of misfiring, uneven engine running, a reduction in engine performance or other unusual problems, have the cause of the fault rectified by a workshop as soon as possible. In an emergency, driving can be continued for a short period, keeping vehicle speed and engine speed low.


    Warning Do not park the vehicle on an easily ignitable surface. The high temperature of the exhaust system could ignite the surface. Always apply the parking brake...



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