Engine Turbo-charger Problems in popular cars

Engine Turbo-charger problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Engine Turbo-charger problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Chrysler Town & Country

The vehicle was a 1999 Chrysler town and country. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1C4GP54L5X_. Everytime the van is driven through a small puddle or heavy rain, serpentine belt comes off. It does not break. It slides off the pulley. As a result, power steering is lost immediately and water temperature rapidly rises. Extremely dangerous in heavy traffic where there is not a place to pull over quickly. This problem occurred on Friday, Mar. 16, 2007.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Chrysler Pt Cruiser

The car involved was a 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser convertible. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3C3AY75S85_. The contact states while traveling at 50-55 mph the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, they stated the problem was with the turbo and it was repaired. However, the vehicle was flooded by hurricane wilma and was totaled. This engine turbo-charger issue occurred Thursday, October 13, 2005.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Dodge Sprinter

The vehicle involved is a 2005 Dodge Sprinter. - the contact stated vehicle lost the ability to accelerate on 05/22/06. The contact stated that this was a clear day and the road conditions were good. Was driving at 70 mph on the highway andthe vehicle started losing speed. The vehicle's speed went down to 30-35 mph, and the check engine light turned on. The contact s pulled over to the side of the road and turned the vehicle off, and started it back up. The vehicle went back to 70-75 mph for about 3 miles and started losing power again. This happened for about 100 miles, the vehicle would loose speed, he' pulled to side of road and the check engine light would come on, and he restarted the vehicle which would go 70 mph again. The contact stated that the repair order sited the turbo resonator as the cause of the failure. Updated 1/29/2007 - (turbo resonator # 05137154aa). This problem occurred on May 22, 2006.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Dodge Sprinter

The vehicle involved is a 2004 Dodge Sprinter. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle speed decreased dramatically. The engine warning light illuminated after the vehicle decreased in speed. He took the vehicle to the dealer on nine occasions and they replaced the erg valve, turbo manifold, and the turbo resonator. The contact stated that immediately after the repairs were made he experienced a similar failure. The failure mileage as 51,000 and current mileage was 78,000. This issue happened on 11/21/06.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Ford F-350

The car is a 2006 Ford F-350 sd. The VIN of this F-350 is 1FDWF37P26_. 2006 Ford f350 super duty. Attorney writes on behalf of client in regards to reimbursement for repairs the consumer noticed smoke billowing out of the exhaust. Shortly thereafter, a warning light appeared on the dashboard and the vehicle lost power. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, where they replaced the turbo under warranty. Two months later, the problem occurred again. The vehicle was promptly taken back to the dealer, where the turbo was replaced again. Three months later the turbo was replaced for a third time. On April 20, 2012 the consumer experienced the failure again. He noticed smoke and the vibration was getting progressively worse each time the turbo failed. When he went back to the dealer, he was informed it would cost $212. 00. On April 23, 2012 the truck began billowing a thick cloud of smoke upon being started. The next day, the vehicle continued to stall as the consumer attempted to make his way to the dealer. Upon his arrival at the dealer, the vehicle finally stalled for good and would not re-start. The total cost for the repairs were $ 5,715. 41. This engine turbo-charger issue occurred Wednesday, August 10, 2011.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Ford F-550

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FDAF57P83_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2003 Ford F-550. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a severe loss of power and smoke was coming from the exhaust pipe, due to the unison rings failing. The rings are a part of the turbo charger on the engine and the contact had to have them replaced twice. The dealer stated that this was a known failure and that it was not covered under the warranty. The dealer placed nickel plated rings instead of the steel rings on the vehicle and the problem seems to be resolved. The failure mileage was 1038 and the current mileage was 9500. This issue happened on Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2004.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Mazda Cx-7

The VIN of the problem Cx-7 is JM3ER29397_. My 2007 Mazda Cx-7 starting making a popping noise and began losing power on April 13, 2012. I drove my car to the dealership and was told that the timing chain and turbo charger are bad and need to be replaced. My car has 80,477 miles on it and therefore, nothing is covered under warranty and I cannot produce all oil change receipts. Thus, it is going to costs me $3,000 to get fixed. I am very disappointed in Mazda for not fixing a defect that they are clearly aware of, regardless of the mileage! I never received a recall letter and I have been a loyal Mazda customer, purchasing 5 Mazda's over the last 12 years! I travel with my job so I do put a lot of miles on a vehicle (averaging 2,000 miles per month) but I find it utterly ridiculous that a car has major defects at 80,000 miles! please help and stop Mazda from taking advantage of consumers!. This engine turbo-charger problem happened on 04/13/2012.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Mazda MAZDA6

The car involved is a 2006 Mazda Mazda6. I leased my fully loaded 2006 Mazda a6 back in December of 2005. Ever since then, I have had trouble with the car. First, the driver side window was not going down. A few days after I bought the car, I realized that the turbo kept giving out on me. Then I came across a huge dilemma, where the limited slip differential, drive shaft, and all the bolts and hinges had to be replaced because of a bolt which was not torque enough. Then, the brakes kept making an annoying noise even without the brakes applied at low and high speeds. Subsequently, the tires wear and tear was horrible at 6,000 miles, to the point where I should have replaced them, and Mazda didn't do anything about it. Later I found out that the air pressure in the tire was too low. After that, the keyless entry/keyless start remote stopped working, and had to open the car manually, which got fixed after 2 attempts, and just replaced the whole thing. Now, there is a problem with the rear axle, and how it has to be replaced, because when the limited slip differential problem came across, they neglected to look or fix the axle from the start. Now they have the courage to tell me that I have to pay for the axle, and rent a car, and all the expenses, because they were negligent of looking at it from the start. They are blaming the axle issue on the tires, when they were bad to start with and the tires that were going bad were the front ones, not the rear. This engine turbo-charger issue occurred 07/13/2006.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Mercedes Benz SLK230

The vehicle was a 1998 Mercedes Benz Slk230. The VIN of this Slk230 is WDBKK47F6W_. Turbo. It was Thursday, October 1, 1998 when this engine turbo-charger issue happened.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Mercedes Benz C230

The car involved was a 1999 Mercedes Benz C230k. The VIN of this vehicle is WDBHA24G5X_. Mar 'interior dash light warning "check engine" came on. I immediately brought it to a mercedes-authorized mechanic; computer diagnostic said "fuel trim error". Mar to oct '07 following parts were replaced: all fuel injectors, spark plugs, engine wiring, all engine gaskets & 2 maf (mass air flow) oxygen sensors; additionally, the compressor unit was taken apart 7 times, and upon examination, a very small amount of oil would be discovered - 1 tsp to 1 tbsp ea time. Each time, it was impeccably cleaned. Total cost to owner over 7 months: $3,500. During car ownership, the car has been maintained according to mercedes repair schedules, using only oem parts and products - it only has 86k original miles on it - very low for an 8 yr old car. The mechanic observed that the blow back oil accumulates in the compressor, so the computer sensor thinks the engine is running too rich and will virtually shut down power to the compressor. The compressor itself was tested after each cleaning, and runs perfectly. It only when the interior compressor sensors picks up minor molecules of oil, that it thinks it is running too rich, and will not deliver power to the engine. This is especially dangerous, because it is not predictable, and when it occurs, the driven is unable to climb hills or even slight inclines, and can not exceed 65 mph without a >50% loss of power to the engine. The car can not even accelerate on a slight incline and will loose 10-20 mph as a result. It was assessed by the mechanic, after watching it for 6 mos and reinspecting 6 times (all with the same fuel trim error, and no other computer errors registering) that the blow back is from interior o rings, very deep in the engine: repair cost est: $3-5k. This type repair is not heard of on a mercedes with 86k miles, with the care taken. The car is undriveable due to the inordinate repair costs (TX dot inspection does not pass with "check engine" light problems). It was Saturday, Mar. 10, 2007 when this engine turbo-charger issue happened.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Mitsubishi Lancer

The vehicle involved is a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer evolution. 1. This car is completely stock and driven by an adult who does not race or abuse any of the cars mechanical systems. 2. The issue I have is with a obd-ii 'engine warning' code cell 0300 I repeatedly get while driving on the freeway. I experience this warning up to 5 times a day during my 20 mile freeway commute. The cel warning comes on most often during very light acceleration inputs (5-15% throttle) while attempting to maintain speed with the other traffic on the road. While gently touching the throttle, there is a sudden and violent engine misfiring that slows the car down considerably. This makes me a safety hazard on the streets because the car will not accelerate again until I let off the throttle completely then jab it violently (50% or more throttle). This error repeats each time I use gentle throttle inputs on the freeway. As a result, I drive around with my "check engine" light lit almost 100% of the time. In the state of CA, if your engine light is on when you go for your annual smog/emissions test, you are instantly failed! my car would fail an emissions test in this state because the equipment is not operating properly. 3. I approached the dealer with this issue. They replaced the coil packs and the spark plugs to see if that would fix things. And while they were very cordial about finding the source of the problem, and fixing it under warranty, they were not able to fix my car. They also don't know what is causing the ecu to throw this error code. So I am currently driving a 1 year old car that is still shuddering violently at highway speeds, creating a rolling roadblock when shuddering, and is an instant fail when it comes time to do a smog check. This problem obviously effects the safety of my vehicle and the resale value of my vehicle and needs to addressed right away. It was Sunday, February 1, 2004 when this engine turbo-charger issue happened.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of SAAB 95

The vehicle is a 2002 SAAB 9-5. Vehicle identification number (VIN): YS3EB49E72_. Bolt came off on turbo-charger and blasted a hole through the turbo-charger. My car suddenly stopped accelerating during a merge and I almost crashed. This resulting in $2000 worth of repairs. This engine turbo-charger issue occurred May. 23, 2006.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of SAAB 95

The vehicle involved was a 1999 SAAB 9-5. I own a 1999 SAAB wagon which has had repeated problems with the engine and turbo system. The car with 78,000 miles now requires a new engine estimated at between 7-10 thousand dollars. . . About the value of the car. . The car has required major repairs including replacing the turbo, crankshaft, head gasket and oil pressure switch, the water pump as well as the throttle housing and di cassette. The vehicle has repeatedly failed while driving, stalling and bucking upon acceleration. These incidents led to moments of two foot driving and numerous tows. Receiving no help from dealership or manufacturer vehicle had to be abandoned at dealership. Customer believes there is an inherent defect in the engine/turbo. The failure date was Friday, December 26, 2003.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Subaru Outback

2006 Subaru Outback. Consumer writes in regards to a dispute involving the catastrophic failure of the turbo in vehicle the consumer stated the cost to repair the turbo was $ 6,508. The dealer confirmed that the machined surfaces and bearings in the engine were in excellent condition. The consumer believed the turbo was defective. This engine turbo-charger issue occurred Monday, January 3, 2011.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Subaru Outback

The reporting person's vehicle is a 2005 Subaru Outback. The contact stated while driving on an incline the vehicle responded slowly. The cruise control and check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealership diagnosis determined that the turbo charger filter was clogged and the shaft in the turbo charger was broken. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted. The failure and current mileage was 67,446. This issue happened on 05/08/11.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Suzuki Verona

The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Suzuki Verona. The VIN of the car is KL5VJ52LX4_. 1) engine light has came on 3-4 times since vehicle was purchased on 4/27/04 and the car doesn't idle correctly (slow to idle) 2) took vehicle into dealer 4-5 times to be repaired and the car still doesn't run right- also received a recall on the engine module 9/16/04 but still hasn't been corrected. 3) replaced computer 3 times and plug- still same problems. This issue happened on 08/09/04.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Toyota Camry

The vehicle involved was a 1997 Toyota Camry. Vehicle was taken in for an oil change, upon driving white smoke began to come out of tail pipe, and oil light illuminated.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Volkswagen Passat

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Volkswagen Passat is WVWAK73C16_. The reporting person owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact was attempting to pull into a parking space when the brakes failed. A local mechanic stated that the heat shields on the turbo failed, causing the brake failure. The vehicle was repaired under the contact's factory warranty. The failure and current mileages were approximately 47,000. It was May. 9, 2009 when this engine turbo-charger issue occurred.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Volkswagen Passat

The vehicle involved is a 2005 Volkswagen Passat. The reporting person owns a 2005 vw Passat. While driving 30 mph, the low pressure warning light illuminated on the instrument panel; which instructed her to discontinue operation. It the contact chose to continue operating the vehicle engine failure could have occurred. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for inspection. A technician replaced the turbo along with the oil and pick-tube; to avoid oil from entering into the inner cooler. The current and failure mileages were 62,000. Updated 10/21/09 updated 10/20/jb. The failure date was July 27, 2009.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Volvo XC90

I own a Volvo Xc90 t6 awd. This car has had problems with the twin turbo-chargers, the warning lights, a tire blowout, vibrations in the steering wheel, alignment issues, short circuit in the driver's side control panel, poor fit and finish of the driver side door panel and a host of other fit and finish problems. The momentum Volvo dealership in houston, texas and Volvo north America service representative denied any problems being a serious or recurring problem. This all took place in a span of less than 10 months for a brand new vehicle. The car spent more time in the shop than in our possession initially. The dealership continued to fix the recurring problems and denied any chronic issues existed. I wish to alert NHTSA in the event any other owner of Volvo xc 1990 has similar complaints or a tragedy occurs as a result of the problems I have listed. This engine turbo-charger problem happened on March 15, 2004.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Volvo XC70

VIN of the vehicle was YV1SZ58D82_. 2002 Volvo Xc70 with transmission problems. Customer states that the transmission is slipping, bucking, and jerking when shifting into lower gears. The vehicle had a significant oil leak from the engine turbo oil return. The headlight and rear marker light would flicker when the consumer drove over bumpy roads. The failure date was 05/16/07.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Audi S4

The vehicle involved was a 2001 Audi S4. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was WAURD68D31_. Chronic problem with blown turbos. Audi has made engineering changes to the tubros without notifiying customers of impending failures. They are also voiding customer warranties blaming failures on aftermaket equipment without verifying the aftermarket equipment indeed caused the failure. I am conceerned that I have known defective parts in my vehicle that may fail at any time. It was 02/15/01 when this engine turbo-charger issue happened.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Audi S4

The car involved is a 2000 Audi S4. VIN of the vehicle was WAUDD68D1Y_. . Read more...

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of BMW 335

The owner has a 2008 BMW 335xi. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph; proceeding to a traffic signal. The transmission exhibited a jerking motion. The vehicle continued in operation. In addition, the fuel pump failed on several occasions. The turbo charger and banos system failed to operate properly. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The vehicle was repaired under the service warranty. The driver observed after the vehicle service repair; smoke was coming from the tail pipe and oil was leaking. The failure mileage was 50. The current mileage was 34,000. The VIN was unavailable. It was Wednesday, June 4, 2008 when this engine turbo-charger issue occurred.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Buick Park Avenue

The vehicle involved is a 2000 Buick Park Avenue. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Buick Park Avenue is 1G4CU5413Y_. Idle is rough due to engine turbocharger. Dealer has inspected vehicle and stated that the problem could not be fixed.

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car   Engine Turbo-charger problem of Buick Park Avenue

The vehicle having this issue was a 1998 Buick Park Avenue ultra. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1G4CU5211W_. Supercharger tensionor pulley/bearing assembly and belt has broke for the third time at mileages of 82457, 93720, 139,000. This issue happened on Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.

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