I have a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T w/ 34,000 mi. The turbo isn't working & they said it's due to not changing the oil soon enough. The service guy said the turbo is "sludgy". I've always run Amsoil synthetic oil which is rated for 15k mi in engines w/ turbo. It's been 9k mi since last oil change, so I should be good for another 6k mi. I'm wondering if anyone else has had trouble w/ the turbo? They are saying it's not under warranty because the oil wasn't changed every 3k mi. & is $2000 to fix!

Asked by Jun 29, 2015 at 11:10 PM about the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Anyone have trouble w/ the turbo? Service dept says It's malfunctioning because it is
"sludgy".  They say the warranty won't cover it because the oil wasn't changed soon
enough. I use Amsoil which is good for 15k mi., but only drove 9k since last change. I'm
pretty certain it's not the fault of the oil. Has anyone else had an issue w/ the turbo
malfunctioning? It's a $2000 fix.

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have someone good at repairs check. it may be a stuck open wastgate, also the air intake ductwork must be clear for air flow

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This is the number one problem with turbos they generate such high heat that they cook the oil! You have two options 1. Get Amsoil to document your claim of 15k miles between changes WITH A TURBOCHARGER ! 2. Start a thread on a Hyundai Sante Fe Forum to see of others are having trouble ( the implication is that you have a defective product) Good luck!! And if you found this helpful please click my helpful link!

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