So the turbo has failed in my 2012 Antara, at 32k miles on the clock
. All started two weeks ago, when I was driving up the hill and heard metal on metal noise as well as with the revs it went louder. I have stopped and wanted to call AA (free with insurance) to get the car to the garage. At the start I thought it was clutch cause every time I tried to drive up the hill car was struggling and when you press the clutch in the sound went away, so I switched off the engine and sat there for 10 min, then tried to give it a go again. And it just started like normal without any problem. I went home and just blamed it on the tyres, thinking it was just a wheel spin and my head it messing with me
The next morning car the car started a bit slower then usual, which seemed like the engine was struggling. I blamed it on the cold weather, but then the revs were really low sitting around 600-700 revs on idle. Which made the engine to rattle a bit and caused the car to shake.
Booked an appointment, took a week to get one and through out that time the car had no trouble pulling away. The only thing that I was worried about was low revs in neutral. Well got it in this morning and VX mechanic took the car for a drive and said the turbo is about to go on it and needs replacement, getting it done tomorrow under warranty.
A bit surprised that the turbo went at 32k miles, but I'm happy enough with the car. Love the MPG getting around 34-36 in mixed town/motorway driving. DPF doesn't bother me at all, as I don't have the screen with MPG figures I can recognise the regen when you switch the engine off and the humming noise is still going. Found out when I just let it go for 3-4 times after town driving, the DPF light would go on after that. Hence if it does occur I take a good spin on the motorway sitting at 70 miles in 5th gear on the way to uni.
Edited by: QuZee