X-Type & S-Type Turbo Actuator Fault

Jaguar Xtype and SType turbo actuator

Jaguar X-Type / S-Type Turbo Actuator Problem

Fault: Flashing glow plug light on the dash.

This actuator is a very common problem for the Diesel Jaguar X-Type and S-Type vehicles Built between 2003 and 2010. Malfunction of the actuator on the Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) will force the engine into limp home mode with a drastic decline in power. On the instrument cluster the glow plug light will flash and often the warning ‘Gearbox Fault’ will appear on the cluster LCD screen. All these symptoms may begin intermittently but will become permanent over time.

P132A and/or P132B fault codes will often be found when diagnosing the vehicle for the above symptoms. Depending on the diagnostic scanner used these may display as “unknown” or will offer a description along the lines of: turbocharger/supercharger boost control fault/performance. Both fault codes relate directly to the VGT actuator.


These actuators control the variable geometry in your turbo and are not available separately from the main dealer, you must buy the complete turbo for a small fortune.

We offer a far more efficient solution of rebuilding the turbo actuator at a fraction of the cost of buying new. Our test and rebuild service will save you a lot of time and money, and due to our high standard of work we provide an unlimited mile Lifetime Warranty*



Common Failure symptoms:

  • Limp home mode
  • Restricted performance
  • Flashing glow plug light
  • Engine management light on
  • Lack of power / no power
  • ‘Gearbox Fault’ written in the cluster LCD


Common fault codes:

  • P132A - Turbo Charger Boost Control
  • P132B - Turbo Boost Control A Performance


Affected Vehicles:

  • Jaguar X-Type 2003-2010
  • Jaguar S-Type 2004-2008


Common failing part numbers:


Test and rebuild:

Each turbo actuator is fully and rigorously tested using our Hardware In-the-Loop (HIL) vehicle simulator which tests under real-world conditions. Once the actuator has been identified as faulty our highly skilled technicians will strip and rebuild the unit using only the highest grade components. Post rebuild the actuator is re-tested as though on a turbo to ensure that it functions in accordance with the manufacturer’s original specification.



This unit is pre-coded at manufacturer, no need for any recoding once you receive it back from us just plug and play.



Our strict quality control comprises of testing, workmanship, components and ESD safety which ensures only the highest level of work is carried out to meet our lifetime warranty standards. We work very closely with dealerships and specialists, offering a better, more reliable and cost-effective solution to replacement. Our work defect rate is lower than 0.49% on all our rebuilds, so you can be assured of our very high standard of work.



Lifetime unlimited mileage*


Price and product info: 

Jaguar X-TYPE Actuator (Turbo)

Jaguar S-TYPE Actuator (Turbo)


How do I get my unit rebuilt?

Select the part number or vehicle above and click: Get yours rebuilt

Print the payment/booking confirmation email.

Package the turbo actuator inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received we will test, rebuild and return your turbo actuator with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty. (if your unit turns out not to be faulty then we will refund your payment less a small testing fee and return shipping)


What if I don’t want to pay up front?

This is not a problem, if you prefer this option then follow the following steps:

Fill in and submit this test form

Print the booking confirmation email.

Package the turbocharger actuator inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received, we will test your actuator and call you to advise on the outcome of testing, if your turbo actuator is faulty and you choose to go ahead with the rebuild then we will take payment over the phone using a debit/credit card.

We will then rebuild your turbo actuator and return it to you with an unlimited mileage warranty.

If you require further information regarding this turbo actuator then please contact us.

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Comments on "X-Type & S-Type Turbo Actuator Fault"
Nasser says: 11/04/2024 18:49:23
Rebuild of turbo actuator
Brian conway says: 16/09/2019 16:13:46
I think I need my unit rebuild as getting all they symptoms going in to limp mode heater flights flashing switch it of and back on car back to normal can you send me full deatails to get my unit rebuild
ECU Admin says: 16/09/2019 16:30:05
Hi Brian, we can certainly look into rebuilding your turbo actuator. For prices and shipping information please select your part number above.
Paul smith says: 04/07/2019 14:54:24
How much is the actuator rebuild please
neels claassen says: 05/05/2021 06:52:15
what is the price of rebuild for 2,2 diesel X type Please
ECU Admin says: 05/05/2021 09:36:24
Hi, for prices and shipping information please select your part number here: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/jaguar/x-type/actuator-turbo/
ECU Admin says: 08/07/2019 10:05:24
Hi Paul, full price and shipping information can be found here: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/jaguar/x-type/actuator-turbo/tua176878-a/
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