Can you drive with low DEF fluid?

Can you drive with low DEF fluid?

The DEF light glows when it is time to add fluid, and as to whether it is safe to drive with the light on, yes, it is. If you ignore the solid red, your vehicle speed will be reduced to a snail’s pace – 5 miles per hour – until you top up the DEF tank. The DEF warning light can also indicate contaminated fuel.

What happens if you don’t fill your DEF fluid?

If you ignore the DEF warning the truck will cease to work. Some diesel engine manufacturers allow the engine to go into reduced power mode so the truck can “limp home” or limit the number of times you can turn the engine over. At some point though the diesel engine will not start.

What happens if you don’t refill DEF fluid?

If the reservoir is not replenished with DEF and runs low, vehicle speed will be limited, but as soon as DEF is added, the engine will resume normal speed levels. A prudent measure would be to have a top-off gallon jug of DEF available on each piece of equipment with an EPA 2010 engine with an aftertreatment system.

When does the Def light come on after Idle?

If the engine has been shut down or has idled for one hour after the DEF tank has been run dry, the Stop Engine Light will also be lit along with the flashing DEF Lamp and Check Engine Light. Engine power will continue to be reduced automatically.

What does it mean when your Def light is blinking?

SCENARIO THREE: YOUR DEF LIGHT IS FLASHING/BLINKING, AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON. A flashing DEF Light combined with a Check Engine Light indicates that the DEF level is critically low and you will derate.

Why is the DEF tank low indicator light on?

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What happens if you ignore the Def light?

Normal engine power will be restored after refilling the DEF tank. Essentially, you ignored the DEF light when it was blinking, and now you have to refill the tank before you can do much else. SCENARIO FOUR: YOUR STOP ENGINE LIGHT IS ON WITH FLASHING DEF & CHECK ENGINE LIGHT.