Loss of turbo

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Loss of turbo

Post by Steeevo2021 » Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:05 pm

Hi All,

I seem to have lost power when accelerating.

I was going up a hill, the turbo kicked in, and then it felt as though I had suddenly lost power.

The “Engine Failure: Repair Needed” light/ message then appeared on the dash.

The car now feels like I am driving a basic 1.2 with really poor acceleration. Still drives ok.

I am hoping it is just an issue with a pipe or turbo connection and not an issue with the turbo itself.

The engine was really warm after opening the bonnet/ hood.

Anyone experienced anything similar? If so, what was the outcome?

Thanks very much,


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Re: Loss of turbo

Post by GRANDLANDX68 » Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:31 pm

Hi Steeevo2021 and Welcome to the forum

I would get your booked into the dealership as soon as possible so they can get a code reader on it. It could be that the car has corrected itself from a slight glitch but until the fault code it cleared it still thinks it has an issue.
Alternately you could purchase a code reader to see what the issue is but if its still under warranty then better to get it booked in for them to check.
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Re: Loss of turbo

Post by Beanie » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:54 am

As above really, if it's under warranty get the car to a main dealer who should read the stored fault codes and fix it.
If it's out of warranty and you have AA/RAC or similar with home start and the vehicle has "broken down" call them out. They should read the codes for you and come up with a likely cause.
Buy/borrow a decent code reader (GAPIID, higher end Autel etc) and read the full codes then google them. This won't fix it the problem but will give you a starter as how to.
Find a good local Vauxhall/Peugeot independent specialist, pay them to read the codes and they will recommend a fix.
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