Loss of Power – P2428, Engine Stalls in Idle – 2009-2015 Opel Vauxhall

2.0L Diesel engines – Loss of power – P2428 set engine stalls in idle

Brand: Model: Model Year: VIN: Engine: Trans
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Opel, Vauxhall Astra-J 2010 2015 A?000001 F?999999 2.0L Diesel (LBS) A20DTH
Opel, Vauxhall Astra-J 2012 2015 C?000001 F?999999 2.0L Diesel (LBX) A20DTJ
Opel, Vauxhall Zafira-C 2012 2015 C2000009 F2999999 2.0L Diesel (LBR) A20DT2.0L Diesel (LBS) A20DTH

2.0L Diesel (LBX) A20DTJ

2.0L Diesel (LBQ) A20DTL

Opel, Vauxhall Insignia 2009 2015 91000001 F1999999 2.0L Diesel (LBS) A20DTH2.0L Diesel (LBX) A20DTJ

2.0L Diesel (LCD) A20DTC

Opel, Vauxhall Insignia 2011 2015 B1000001 F1999999 2.0L Diesel (LBR) A20DT2.0L Diesel (LBQ) A20DTL
Opel, Vauxhall Insignia 2014 2015 E1000001 F1999999 2.0L Diesel (LHV) A20DTE


Loss of power and SVS lamp on. Message “turn off engine, engine overheated” is shown in the instrument panel, coolant temperature gauge moves into red, e.g. 130°C and DTC: P2428 (00, 03, 5B) is set. Engine stalls in idle.


In case of a complaint, for vehicles equipped with 2 exhaust gas temperature (EGT) sensors:


Reflash the ECU with a modified software which will be available on TIS2Web starting:


In case of a complaint, for vehicles with one temperature sensor (MY09-13):


The new software will be available from June 2015.


Note: Insignia, Astra-J, Zafira-C, Cascada as of MY 2014 always have 2 EGT´s installed.


For MY13 vehicles a new data list was implemented in GDS2 called “Configuration data list” showing the number of installed EGT´s.


Symptom byte “00” and “5B” refer to EGT 1 and symptom byte “03” refers to EGT 2.


The following criteria are only valid for vehicles of MY 09-13:


Use the “DPF OVER TEMPERATURE” data list for proper judgment (engine off)

  • a.) in case the “DPF inlet temperature when DPF over temperature detected” shown in the “DPF OVER TEMPERATURE” data list is above 900 °C, the exhaust temperature sensor has to be replaced.
  • b.) the “Maximum DPF inlet temperature when DPF over temperature detected” is above 999 °C, and the ratio “DPF inlet over temperature time” to “DPF inlet over temperature counter” is <3 then the exhaust temperature sensor has to be replaced.


Vehicle from MY2009, e.g. only one sensor installed.

“Temperature DPF inlet when over temperature detected” = 912 °C



Criteria mentioned in a.) fulfilled, temperature sensor has to be replaced.

If above mentioned checking procedure does not apply, please proceed with following steps:

  1. Carry out standard electrical checks as per TIS2WEB service procedure concerning P2428
  2. Check oil level for overfilling. Ask whether customer filled in wrong fuel?
  3. Perform a visual inspection of the engine compartment and the exhaust system:
    • a.) Check belly pan for thermal damages
    • b.) Check DPF and flex pipe for holes
    • c.) Check rear muffler for white powder
  4. Check for any indication of tuning:
    • a.) Boxes attached to the ECM
    • b.) Not specified wiring harness routing to ECM
    • c.) Or re-sealing of ECM which indicates that the controller was opened and closed again.
  5. Check charge air pipes for possible internal or external damages, e.g. cracks or soft hoses that might collapse during engine operation. If possible, perform a pressurized check of the system.If you are unsure if the hoses are split or soft, please remove and check separately.
  6. Perform a service regeneration.



As mentioned above the coolant temperature gauge will raise up to 130 °C. This is due to the P2428 setting and does not reflect a real coolant over temperature condition.

Please do not replace any coolant circuit related parts, e.g. water pump, etc. unless relevant trouble codes concerning the coolant system will show up.



Approved J2534 Device with TIS2WEB can reprogram 1996 and later All GM Modules.

To obtain the latest electronic controller calibration information for your vehicle, go to https://tis2web.service.gm.com/tis2web and enter the vehicle’s 17 character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and select ‘Get CAL ID’.

You can then compare the latest part number with the actual number installed on the vehicle to determine if a reprogram is needed.

The Service Programming System (SPS) application is part of the TIS2Web system. To program an ECU, the SPS application must communicate with the vehicle control modules using the proper J2534 programming interface tool.

The following are the supported interface tools:

The Tech2 supports model years 1996 and beyond. With the addition of the CAN Diagnostic Interface (CANdi) module, Tech2 is fully backward compatible with current Tech2 functionality and operates transparently when diagnosing non-CAN-equipped vehicles.

Servicing the next generation Global A vehicles will require the diagnostic software, GDS2, Global Diagnostic System 2 running on a local PC device while the MDI is connected to the vehicle.

The GM MDI is the Global Diagnostic tool for future vehicles starting with Global A vehicles. The GM MDI was introduced in the fall of 2007 for Pass-Thru programming and offers faster programming speed. It can be used to perform Pass-Thru programming on all vehicles built since 1996 and into the future. Click here to view a list of GDS supported vehicles.


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