Skoda Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Skoda reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Lodging a goodwill claim

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Nov 2015

"Good will" claims are usually lodged by dealers having assessed the problem with the car, so you need to find a way to break through the barrier that appears to exist at the dealership and resolve the issue at that level. It is a seemingly justifiable claim; the mechatronic unit shouldn't fail on such a new car. You should also ask for a loan car while yours is being repaired. It's unacceptable that you are without transport for three weeks.

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Volkswagen fix revealed for Australia

Volkswagen fix revealed for Australia

26 Nov 2015 · by Joshua Dowling

US owners of VW cars with diesel engines that can cheat emissions tests have already been given $500, but local owners still have no compensation.

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Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda confirm recall of 91,000 cars in Australia

Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda confirm recall of 91,000 cars in Australia

9 Oct 2015 · by Joshua Dowling

It has taken three long weeks but a recall has been formally issued for 91,000 cars with dodgy diesels.

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One year wait for Volkswagen diesel fix

One year wait for Volkswagen diesel fix

8 Oct 2015 · by Joshua Dowling

Australian customers are still yet to be contacted by Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda three weeks after the dodgy diesel scandal broke.It could take up to a year for more than 90,000 Volkswagen, Audi and ...

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Skoda Fabia auto opinion

Answered by CarsGuide 5 Oct 2015

It's a car that gets The Tick but be careful with the fine print covering the extra warranty, as you often must have it serviced only at the selling dealer.

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Good small family car for $25k?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Sep 2015

It sounds like you want permission to get the Skoda, so go right ahead.

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Good choice SUV for travelling

Answered by CarsGuide 31 Aug 2015

I'm a fan of the XC60, which still gets The Tick, but you should also consider the Skoda wagon lineup and test drive both the Octavia and Superb as they are from the Volkswagen family but better value.

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VW and Skoda engine oil use

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Aug 2015

Not every VW engine uses excessive oil, but they do seem to use oil as a rule, and some use more than they should. Skoda engines are VW engines, so I would also be watchful of the oil consumption of those if I owned one. It’s a matter of making regular checks, so you don’t get caught out. If the oil usage appears to be excessive take the car back to the dealer and have them do a consumption test to determine the actual usage.

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