I'm pretty sure our tubocharger is an MGT22 series manufactured by either Honeywell or Garrett (I think the supplier differs based on the manufacture date).A lot of car turbos were and are still built by Garrett, the same company that made aircraft ECSs (I worked for a competitor).
Yes, our turbocharger is the MGT22. Mine was built by Honeywell. All new ones are built by Garrett. It's the same people making them, regardless. Honeywell bought Garrett, and then, after a bunch of the Ascents were built, spun them back out again as their own company. So, they're all the same Garrett turbocharger, built in the same place, just with a different stamping on the casting of the snail.I'm pretty sure our tubocharger is an MGT22 series manufactured by either Honeywell or Garrett (I think the supplier differs based on the manufacture date).
To confirm the answer above, no it is not typical. Turbochargers have a failure rate, just like any other component on a vehicle, but the average failure is no where near 30-50k miles.
Statistically this doesn't matter much, but just to give my personal experience - I have a 2014 Forester XT (similar engine / turbocharger to the Ascent) with over 106k miles with the stock turbocharger. I also have a 2005 WRX with over 145k miles on the stock (much older technology) turbocharger, which is not uncommon.
If turbochargers typically failed around 30-50k miles consistently, turbo diesel semi trucks would be (more) woefully expensive and needing turbo repairs monthly.
Yeah, that's a story back from when manufacturing tolerances weren't as good, oil wasn't nearly as good and the heat management caused extra wear and tear. Heck, turbo timers used to be popular to let your engine and turbo cool down prior to engine shut off.We are 'thisclose' to pulling the trigger and buying our Ascent and then a 'car guy' friend told us this. I'm assuming it's not true but figured I'd ask, and hope that somebody here has some knowledge to dispel that.
Thanks in advance!