Does the Mazda CX-5 suffer from DPF problems?

I am thinking of buying a Mazda CX-5 2.2 diesel automatic (2WD). I have two questions :-
(a) Will the above vehicle be adequate to tow a caravan, 1300kgs gross laden weight, bearing in mind it is an automatic?
(b) Are there still problems with diesel particulate filters and diesel filling the sump? I will mainly use the vehicle for towing a caravan and long runs.

Asked on 30 August 2016 by David Holmes

Answered by Honest John
(a) Yes. (b) These problems seem to come from drivers shutting off the engines while the DPF is actively regenerating. But it is crucial to keep an eye on the oil level. if it rises, fuel is getting into the sump and the engine oil needs to be changed promptly. If you leave the meter on instant consumption you can see when the DPF is actively regenerating by an increase in fuel consumed. ALWAYS let the engine idle for 2 minutes whenever you stop after towing in order to keep oil circulating through the turbo bearings while it cools down.
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