6th Mar 2017, 17:32

Have a 2012 SsangYong Actyon. It has trouble starting after short journeys (or short stays). It's like it's not getting enough fuel. Spoke to a diesel mechanic; reckons it could be a temperature sensor, making it think it is cold starting.

Anyone else had this issue?

10th Mar 2017, 04:58

Could be a crank sensor based on symptoms.

5th May 2017, 06:45

Hi, I have the same prob in my Actyon Sport 2011. Can you please show me the old plug to cut??? Thanks.

26th May 2017, 07:40

My glow plug light has been on for over 12 months; it comes & goes, but is on most of the time, as my mechanic said it won't hurt. So far so good.

31st May 2017, 13:08

Recently experienced the same problem (temp gauge drops to zero). My suggestion is replace the thermostat ASAP. Replace your thermostat and she works fine again.

Another recent issue for me was the EGR valve didn't want to open (just too much soot from EGR gasses) causing the car not wanting to engage "cruise control". I suspect the VCF is constantly engaging too soon and blowing cool air over the EGR manifold, causing the EGR gasses to cool down faster than intended. Just a thought. At 150 000km I think it needed a good clean and lube in any case. I cleaned all the way as far as possible up into the intake manifold without removing the intake manifold (a lot of soot). Also had problem with Diesel Water Separator light constantly acting-UP and illuminating. Replaced just the sensor (works fine now). I probably didn't need to. On closer inspection the connecting plug has two protrusions on the sides that keep the plug from disconnecting. The C-clip catches on these two plastic shoulders and it gets pressed too deep past the shoulders due to a weak design and then causes the plug to disconnect at the sensor.

Finally - I still need to replace the VCF because it engages too soon and the engine sounds like a jet plane and might cause the new thermostat to fail because it sends too cold coolant to the intake side of the thermostat.

16th Jul 2017, 02:24

You're not alone my brother, and I have SsangYong's glow plugs stuck in head nightmare.

13th Sep 2017, 08:14

I have a Kyron with one frozen injector. The one at the rear. Went to a wreckers and they have one the same year etc., but it has one frozen injector also.

29th Sep 2017, 10:17

Change the thermostat. This is a common problem on Ssangyong diesels.

27th Oct 2017, 23:41

Just pulled out all my injectors and replaced the washers.

No special tools needed, just lots of carby cleaner to soften the carbon, patience and a stand spanner to slowly free the injector moving it forward and backwards until it comes out. YouTube has some fantastic clips on this topic. Still working on the glow plugs. I am buying a glowplug removal kit for this one as they feel rather tight.

20th Nov 2017, 10:13

The glow plugs will be scary to get out, caused by soot being cooked on the exposed thread in head. My guy spent a week getting mine out, soaking plugs in thread soaker, trying (ever so gently) to move forward & back, worried he might snap one off. The car sat over the weekend, and bingo, out they came.

8th Dec 2017, 13:11

How do we fix the heat gauge fault in the wire loom?

5th Jan 2019, 19:23

Hi, I would join the group with no problem. I also own a 2015 Ssangyong Actyon and love it to bits. However due to ill health I tried to sell the vehicle back to the dealer. Needless to say that the 5 year freedom plan is the biggest nonsense as the dealer doesn't want to honor it at all, and head office also states that they don't know anything about the freedom plan, and try to say that it is a agreement between the dealer and myself.

11th Feb 2019, 21:42

How to fix a temperature gauge giving faulty high temp? It’s not the sensor.

9th Apr 2019, 05:22

I would be in class action too, as there's not only a problem with the cat, but also the dealers who are supposed to know how to work on these cars.

27th Oct 2019, 20:11

On these cars the glow plugs don't only work on startup. They also are active at times when running according to the manual I have.

2nd Nov 2019, 02:45

Have a 2012 late Actyon Sports, which was running but boiling, and after reading all the dramas and costs here, bought a low ks 70000 engine identical to the old one. Swapped it over, cleaned radiator and tried to start, tested glow plugs (they are OK), bought new filter/primer canister and got fuel into the common rail, but it still won't kick over and the engine light comes on after not starting. Looking for anyone with a step by step check procedure. We haven't coded in the injectors on the new engine to the old ECU as we have not been able to connect to OBD2 port get any access to the injector menu.

Would be interested in hearing from any Victorian workshop or mechanic with step by step advice. We have PDF copies of handbooks, but lack the diagnostic info we need. E.G. how do you check the injectors are operating? Should we try to put old injectors in the correct locations to match the original ECU? Like you all we've spent heaps money.

4th Feb 2020, 19:44

Got a Ssangyong Actyon, the engine light keeps popping up and beeping, but when we restart the car it goes away. Does anyone know why?