The Jackson Racing turbo kits started shipping recently, and fairly soon thereafter there were reports of engine failure(s). Not surprisingly, most assumed it was rooted in installation issues, but Jackson Racing posted some info regarding a possible issue with the programmer/flash device they provide. So if anyone has one, make sure your firmware is up to date and verify the tune.
Just saw this response from Jackson Racing re: the recent isolated incidents of engine failure after turbo installation:
"From Jackson Racing
Update: We have been working very hard to research what happened.
As seen across social media, there have been plenty of successful installations of our turbo kit across the country. But we dove in and checked over a few things to see if there was something that could have gone wrong. Understand we have tested in all types of conditions, in multiple states, etc. We ran KOH without issue. This issue was concerning to not just the Talon community, but to us at Jackson Racing. We are very confident in the included calibration and its use across multiple terrains.
We have found that there could have been flash errors, which could result in tuning issues. In this case, we want to make sure every kit owner’s flash tool has the proper firmware. We have corrected errors in the latest firmware update and sent instructions on how to update flash tools to Turbo Kit Owners and Dealers. With this firmware update to the flash tool and a reflash to Talon Turbo owner’s ECUs, all will be correct.
If you are kit owner and didn’t get an email, you need to register your turbo kit on the Product Registration page on talon.jacksonracing.com. Registering gives us direct contact with you so you have the latest news and info about your turbo kit, including any future feature updates we add.
This does not change the fact that a factory exhaust must be used on all Talon Turbo applications.
Due to the circumstances, we have contacted the owner severely affected (Tony Rich) and are working with him and his Honda dealer to get him back in the dirt. Thank you Bill and Tony for your patience as we worked through this."