17 Mar, 16

Ford S-Max 2.2TDCi Electronic Turbo Actuator Repairs

Ford Electronic Turbo Actuator ProblemsFord S-Max 2.2TDCi Turbo Actuator Faults
The Ford S-Max 2.2TDCi between 2010 – 2015 is fitted with an electronic turbo actuator which is designed to regulate the power output from the turbocharger. The electronic actuator is controlled by the engine ECU and when tuned correctly it can improve the power and economy of the vehicle. The electronic turbo actuator fitted to the Ford S-Max is manufactured by Continental and is a very common failing part.

Common Failing Part Numbers: A2C53367100 / 01920060

One of the most common failure symptoms is a drastic loss of power and the engine light will illuminate to signal that there is a fault detected. Other common known faults relating to this unit include the following:

  • Loss of power under acceleration
  • Intermittent loss of power under acceleration
  • Smoking on acceleration
  • Fault codes pointing to turbo actuator
  • “Charge Air Pressure Control” fault
  • Actuator arm not moving
  • Fault Code: P0045 – Turbocharger / Supercharger Boost Control ‘A’ – Open Circuit
  • Fault Code: P0047 – Turbocharger / Supercharger Boost Control ‘A’ – Circuit Low
  • Fault Code: P003A – Turbocharger / Supercharger Boost Control ‘A’ – Position Exceed Learning Limit
  • Limp mode
  • Flashing glow plug light

Ford Electronic Turbo Actuator ProblemsWhen the turbo actuator has failed, you could expect a bill upwards of £1200 to replace the complete turbocharger and actuator which would then come with a 12 month warranty. The electronic actuator is not sold separately and for this reason it can become a very expensive repair.

Ford S-Max Electronic Turbo Actuator Repair – By Sinspeed
We can completely rebuild the electronic actuator using new genuine OEM components. We also up rate components where possible where there are known weaknesses to strengthen the rebuilt unit and ensure we are always meeting & exceeding OE specifications. All remanufactured turbo actuators are returned with a Lifetime warranty and do not require programming when refitting.

Professional diagnosis & fitting services available.

Tags : Ford S-Max Turbo Actuator Problems, Ford S-Max Turbo Actuator Repair.
6 thoughts on “Ford S-Max 2.2TDCi Electronic Turbo Actuator Repairs
  • Hi,
    I have Ford S-max 2.0 Ecoboost 149kW. I do have also problem with turbo and I got this fault code : P0234 – Turbo/Super Charger Overboost Condition. Could it be also problem with actuator and is the actuators same in all s-max as for diesel? (part no.A2C53367100 / 01920060).
    Thank you,
    I`m located in Estonia and what do you think it cost to me to repair from your help?

    • Hi Are

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards


    • Hi Bogdan

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      I have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards


  • Hello,

    I have a Ford s-Max 2011 2.2 TDCI I Require a new Turbo actuator But i have been informed by the dealership that the whole turbo needs replaced as the actuator doesn’t Come Seperate? Can you please confirm if this is true & if so can you also provide a quote to Provide a turbo that i can have installed by a local mechanic.

    Kind regards,

    Mr Sharp.

    • Hi Mr Sharp

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      The dealers won’t sell an actuator without the turbo, that’s right. However, we can definitely test them and if faulty we do offer repairs. We also carry exchange units in stock for more models including the S-Max.

      I have sent you an email with full information and pricing, if you have any questions, please respond to the email and we’ll be happy to assist you.

      Kind Regards


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