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Old 24th April 2007, 01:06   #16
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Here's a shot in the dark: It is possible that the smell of the leather upholstery in the car could also be adding to the feeling of sickness. Some people tend to find the smell overwhelming and this can lead to a feeling of sickness.

The first time I sat in a friends brand new Laura, I found the smeel quite strong.

This may contribute to the feeling of sickness along with other factors.

Infact, I remember reading or seeing somewhere that pregnant women are prone to vomiting because of the smell of leather.
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Old 24th April 2007, 07:46   #17
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guys even i have the same problem when ever i read and paper or even an sms in my cell phone i feel dizzzy....and i hate sitting in back seats...........

actuallly when the driver is driving at high speeds cutting the car at steeep cueves will cause this....
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Old 24th April 2007, 09:27   #18
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It's most probably car-sickness .. maybe due to the high torque. I've had friends who get this feeling in start stop traffic.
This isnt applicable to the Laura. The power delivery is very linear with no "push-in-the-back" turbo diesel torque.
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This isnt applicable to the Laura. The power delivery is very linear with no "push-in-the-back" turbo diesel torque.
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Quite agreeable factor as the dizziness happens even the Laura is going at 40-60 and in highways and also myself or my driver are never hard on the aceelerator. we both drive smoothely.
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Ask those same passengers to sit in the front seat and check if they feel car sick. Atleast then you can isolate the problem to whether problem is specific to the backseat or the person.
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From what you describe it mostly looks like a problem with the rear blower of the climate control system,check if there is some leakage in the blower pipe going from the AC unit in the front to the rear seats.

Another problem might be fungus growth in the rear blower unit( if i remember correctly it was a problem with some early Mercs that were imported to india),small pollens from these fungus can cause severe headache and uneasiness.Get the whole rear blower assembly cleaned.

And since u mentioned that you drive on good roads the air pressure or suspension is not the likely cause,something is wrong with the Air quality at the back of the car and that point s to the Climate control.

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Ask those same passengers to sit in the front seat and check if they feel car sick. Atleast then you can isolate the problem to whether problem is specific to the backseat or the person.
Front seats are quite alright ..absolutely no problems at all, irrespective of the seat heights .

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From what you describe it mostly looks like a problem with the rear blower of the climate control system,check if there is some leakage in the blower pipe going from the AC unit in the front to the rear seats.
Another problem might be fungus growth in the rear blower unit( if i remember correctly it was a problem with some early Mercs that were imported to india),small pollens from these fungus can cause severe headache and uneasiness.Get the whole rear blower assembly cleaned
The fact is that i neither checked/doubted the AC blowers (rear ones) nor the fresh air/recirculation mode. Sometimes i feel backseat problem is a bit strong since it happens to almost everybody irrespective of the gender. i noticed that the Back seat headrest is a bit hard - will it be a cause??

As someone suggested how could i check whether any CO issue is happening in the back . If this is the case, i strongly beleive that it will also affect driver as well as the front seat passenger. Also no body feels sleepiness in the back, only dizziness and vomiting sensation.
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Front seats are quite alright ..absolutely no problems at all, irrespective of the seat heights .



The fact is that i neither checked/doubted the AC blowers (rear ones) nor the fresh air/recirculation mode. Sometimes i feel backseat problem is a bit strong since it happens to almost everybody irrespective of the gender. i noticed that the Back seat headrest is a bit hard - will it be a cause??

As someone suggested how could i check whether any CO issue is happening in the back . If this is the case, i strongly beleive that it will also affect driver as well as the front seat passenger. Also no body feels sleepiness in the back, only dizziness and vomiting sensation.
A hard headrest will not cause such an issue,also CO issue is unlikely to be the cause since CO poisoning occur mainly when the AC is set the fresh air mode and the fresh air intake sucks in CO from the engine bay due to rupture in Exhuast system or the fresh air intake vent.Highly unlikey to happen in Recirculation mode and if it does the front passengers will also suffer.
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It should be motion sickness looking at what you have reiterated. I've had my wife complain of it a few times when she sat at the back of my car (which she rarely does). Opening the windows, looking out at the horizon and general motion sickness alleviation stuff helped.
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How is the car being driven? Rapid acceleration followed by sharp braking? Sharp curves being taken at speed? If that is being done, the effect on the passengers in the rear seats will be much more then the front seats. The rear seats passengers view of the road ahead is blocked by the front seat headrests and they cannot see and anticipate a sudden stop/start or a sharp curve, leading to motion sickness.

The above is from my experience - if I am driving the car as above, I do not feel anything but other passengers don't enjoy it. If I am a passenger in a car being driven so by somebody else, I feel nausea.
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he he friend puked 5 times between mumbai and goa i couldnt resist the tempting national highway
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Around 6 months ago we bought a Skoda Laura Manual and from the day one, we are facing some back seat problems - Dizziness, sickness. Almost 9 out of 10 people who sat in the back seat for more than 20 mnts have gone sick and may be more than 6 out 10 have vomitted. Front seats have absolutely no problem. Same poeple who have vomitted , when they travel in other cars (Corsa sedan, Ford Escort, Qualis) in the back seat for longer hours, they are absolutely fine.

I have not made any changes from the stock condition. Earlier the front seat height (both seats) was maximum and later i noticed and changed it to normal. Usually either me or our driver drives the car and maintaines a speed of 70-90 kmph everytime with AC ON always (glasses never rolled down). 90% driving happens in NH roads and pretty good roads. Still dizziness happens.

I enquired with other Laura owners and found no one else has this problem. Next month is the first service and i would request all the experts to give me some suggestions/advice before the next service so that i could ask the service people to do something. I have also asked these service people at Skoda and they have no clue on this. Please help

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Sorry for a late update. Infact it took me so long to update this thread due to the negligence and irresposible approach from the Skoda dealer in Calicut, Kerala. After long fights with the dealer and reporting the issue to the Skoda Company, finally the dealer agreed to change suspension (offcourse at our cost, although we have not paid it as part of investigation).

Before this we had checked the tyre pressure, stiff head rests, Fresh air outlets as adviced by fellow BHP ians and found no issue at all. After the suspension change as well, the issue has not at all disappeared. I guess we can rule out the upholestry as the dizziness is not effecting much in the front seat. iam not saying it is completely comfortable in front seats. Every one in the car could feel somekind of wobbling effect (floating effect). what other things can go wrong? please help...

Since the car's suspension had been changed, it cannot be because of the wallowy suspension...right? Dealer was not at all interested in looking at the matter until we informed the company about this. The only thing they did before changing the suspension was taking the car out for a long test drive for around 2 hrs and then came a reply that everything is alright with the car.

Is it possible to take the matter up to consumer court or something ... In 2years we travelled only around 12000 km in that car. I never thought Skoda Laura will cause us a lot of pain and discomfort. Please write in your views and suggestions.

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I know a person who travels in a laura . She also complains about car sickness. And prefers bus over laura !
A close friend of my elder brother has a laura, usually when they travel on the highway in the laura 15 to 20 mins later everyone in the back is complaining about discomfort (back aches, nausea etc) They keep experiencing it over and over again and would prefer to take a m800 instead.

I have not experienced it myself but just letting you know what my elder brother was talking about.
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A close friend of my elder brother has a laura, usually when they travel on the highway in the laura 15 to 20 mins later everyone in the back is complaining about discomfort (back aches, nausea etc) They keep experiencing it over and over again and would prefer to take a m800 instead.

I have not experienced it myself but just letting you know what my elder brother was talking about.
Hi JRD,

Please tell me, whether the issues faced by your elder brother's friend has been resolved or not? if yes how... could you please check.

My friend who owns a laura has the same issue and doubts the rolling (boat like movement in the back seat - Anti roll bar might help in this case, but never tried) as the culprit. Anyways he gets occassional resolution by adjusting the tyre pressure to 28-29 psi whenever he takes the car for a drive.

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Default Tyre/pressure - will it be a culprit?

My friend who owns a Laura also complains about the Sickness, nausea in the backseat. Changed the suspension 2 months ago. Still the problem persists.

Recently he noticed some descrepancy in the back tyre pressure. He always puts 30 psi for the front tires and 28 for the back tires. As soon as he fills the tyre pressure, the next couple of days, the ride will be so smooth and comfortable whithout any trace of sickness. The comfortness stays only for 2 days and again the sickness will come back. Last week again when the ride went bad and the sickness surfaced and he checked the tyre pressure on the back tyres and it was 30 psi (when it was cold). It had increased from 28 to 30 psi. Again changed it back to 28 and the ride becomes alright.

Any explanation on this phenomena? Is there something that makes the tyre pressure increases on its own(when the car is not running). Should i advice him to change the back tyres to new ones? (Car ran only 15000 kms)
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