Ford Kuga DPF Replacement Cost

By on 11 September 2021 / Leave a comment Updated on: 7th November 2021

Diesel Particle Filters or DPF as they are commonly known is a device fitted to diesel cars to remove excess diesel particulate matter and soot from the exhaust fumes. Once the DPF has captured the soot it stores it until the engine reaches a high enough temperature to burn the excess soot into ash, this is known as regeneration. Regen occurs automatically when the exhaust gets hot enough or when some extra fuel is injected. The problem with DPF’s, especially in Ford Kuga’s, is that they do often get clogged as many users do not realise that this is part of owning the diesel engine variant. DPF’s must regenerate to rid excess soot, a decent motorway run normally sorts this, however, those using cars with a DPF for short runs and city driving will not give them a chance to heat up the exhaust enough for regeneration to take place, often meaning that they end up clogging and affecting the car’s performance, and when this happens replacing the system is essential.

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Estimates Include

  • Labour
  • Parts –
    • Main Dealer: Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts
    • Independent Garage: Aftermarket parts

Ford Kuga DPF Replacement Costs

Ford Kuga MK1 2008-2013

Independent Garage: £560
Main Dealer: £1000

Ford Kuga MK2 2012-

Independent Garage: £560
Main Dealer: £1000

Ford Kuga MK3 2019-

Independent Garage: £560
Main Dealer: £1000

Disclaimer: Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a Ford Kuga DPF replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.


The high price of a diesel particle filter replacement for a Ford Kuga is due to them containing a prominent level of platinum in which is the material that allows it to burn soot at such hot temperatures. A clogged and dirty DPF can also lead to cars going into limp home mode as they cannot clear enough fumes through the built-up soot to keep the engine running as efficiently as it should. Although not cheap, replacing the DPF is essential and is something you should bear in mind when buying a used Ford Kuga. If the previous owner has had the work done this could save you thousands of pounds in the long run. You should also check where the work has been carried out and if they used the OEM part, as parts manufactured by a third party may not be fully effective. If you liked the article, please share, leave a comment below and check out our other exciting articles.

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Pedro Bisso

I'm a writer and journalist based between London and the French alps. I specialise in German performance cars and culture, I love 80's Porsches and mid 2000's BMWs. As well as this, rusty Japanese boxes are also my kind of thing, my first car was a 1986 Nissan Sunny. If I'm not in the mountains or in the city, you can find me at the Nurburgring. I'm always on the hunt for a bargain and hope to share some of my knowledge with Czok readers.

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