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Old 9th December 2023, 20:07   #1531
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Re: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Review | 2.0L Petrol DSG

Today, after parking my car in an open area for about 2.5 hours, I noticed a glitch with the infotainment system. The temperature display read 28°C, and I was having trouble connecting to CarPlay for quite some time. I don't remember pressing any specific button, but suddenly the infotainment system seemed to restart on its own, after which CarPlay connected successfully. Have other car owners experienced anything similar?
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Old 9th December 2023, 20:14   #1532
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Have other car owners experienced anything similar?

No restarting / resetting glitches till now.
However, disconnecting & reconnecting are there like once in 3 hours.
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Old 10th December 2023, 16:33   #1533
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Hi, I am planning a trip to Manali and the surrounding areas in a few days. Any leads on where can I find or get snow chains for Skoda Kodiaq?
You can contact Mr. Aditya Jhalani at 9313223420. He's based out of Gurgaon and manufactures snow chain. I bought v groove snow chain from him for my Thar 2020 and they have been excellent.

My Kodiaq with OE size tyres had a very less clearance between the front tyre inner side wall and the shock absorber. Now that I've put new tyres with 60 ratio profile, it has become even lesser and thus making the snow chain fitment in front, out of question.

Let me know how does it goes for your bear.

While you might be aware about the snow drive scene beyond Solang till Sissu. Still a word of advise - be extremely cautious about the non-local 2 wheel drive cars and 4x4s piloted by inexperienced. They slide and collide with others as if it's a cartoon movie played Live. It's absolutely life threatening. I have had misfortune of being in such scenes twice and the fortune of helping the situation and people with my Thar clad with snow chains.
While I escaped unhurt, I would never want to be there again. Period.
There are other beautiful options to experience peaceful and safe snow drive and I personally prefer & take my Kodiaq there.

Cheers and good luck!
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Old 11th December 2023, 20:44   #1534
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My Kodiaq with OE size tyres had a very less clearance between the front tyre inner side wall and the shock absorber. Now that I've put new tyres with 60 ratio profile, it has become even lesser and thus making the snow chain fitment in front, out of question.

Cheers and good luck!
Did you upgrade from 235/55/R18 to 235/60/R18 while retaining the same wheel ? If that's the case isn't that a slightly bigger deviation ?
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Old 11th December 2023, 22:25   #1535
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Did you upgrade from 235/55/R18 to 235/60/R18 while retaining the same wheel ? If that's the case isn't that a slightly bigger deviation ?
Yes, I've upgraded from 235/55/R18 to 235/60/R18 on the OE wheels and haven't faced any issue. If at all, the drive has become more cushy. I know of couple of others who've done the same with no issues faced in 30k kms plus.
What's the deviation you're mentioning about?
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Old 12th December 2023, 00:12   #1536
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Have any of you installed “ My SKODA Essentials” app? I installed, but it says my vehicle is not fully compatible and hence only limited functionality is available. This is supposed to allow for door lock / unlock, status of various lights, fuel etc. Maybe it works for 2023 manufured cars?

I do have the My Skoda Connected App which do give details such as fuel level, battery level, trip details , and allow for geofencing etc. that works well.
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Have any of you installed “ My SKODA Essentials” app? I installed, but it says my vehicle is not fully compatible and hence only limited functionality is available. This is supposed to allow for door lock / unlock, status of various lights, fuel etc. Maybe it works for 2023 manufured cars?

I do have the My Skoda Connected App which do give details such as fuel level, battery level, trip details , and allow for geofencing etc. that works well.
No, the India spec cars don't have this feature enabled despite being connected with a dongle that offers monitoring of vitals and geo-fencing ( which they enable in the backend once we purchase the vehicle). Its not a fully connected car in that sense.

Not sure what is needed to make the other App work but from what I see, it is for the Western markets which offers full suite of connected car features including remote start, door lock/unlock etc.
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Old 12th December 2023, 08:50   #1538
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Yes, I've upgraded from 235/55/R18 to 235/60/R18 on the OE wheels and haven't faced any issue. If at all, the drive has become more cushy. I know of couple of others who've done the same with no issues faced in 30k kms plus.
What's the deviation you're mentioning about?
That's good to know.

The general thumb rule is to keep the diameter difference to less than 3% from the original size. In this case ( see chart below), it is just about 3.2% which could be seen as acceptable ?

As long as it doesnt compromise the ride/ handling/suspension and other electronic aids like ESP, ABS it should be ok I guess. Kodiaq in general seems to have a generous wheel well but the front tyres in their stock form already are pretty close the suspension coils. How well the 60 profile tyres fit in there ? . I am not a huge fan of these MRK Markus tyres and doesnt suit the premium nature of the vehicle. It needs a Michelin or Continental badly but mine has only run 10K so I might run it for another 10k or so before replacing them with better rubber at which point upsizing could make even more sense.

But I otherwise certainly see the benefits of upsizing to a thicker sidewall profile like 60 which I imagine should make the ride even plusher, especially for L&K with DCC.

Appreciate if you can post a few pics of how the tyres look on your Kodiaq.
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You can contact Mr. Aditya Jhalani at 9313223420.
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Cheers and good luck!

Thanks for the info and the advice. I wanted to go but seeing some recent videos on YouTube and Instagram decided against it. Not wise to venture out right now.
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Old 12th December 2023, 18:06   #1540
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Have any of you installed “ My SKODA Essentials” app? I installed, but it says my vehicle is not fully compatible and hence only limited functionality is available. This is supposed to allow for door lock / unlock, status of various lights, fuel etc. Maybe it works for 2023 manufured cars?

I do have the My Skoda Connected App which do give details such as fuel level, battery level, trip details , and allow for geofencing etc. that works well.
Have a 2023 manufactured car and I also see the same message
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Old 12th December 2023, 22:39   #1541
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Quick question to other Kodiaq owners - do you have similar experience as below?

While pottering in city traffic at 35-40 KMPH, if I get an open space and think of taking off, there seems to be a 1-2 second hesitation after I press on the accelerator. I am driving in Normal mode. I am not pushing the accelerator to the metal but pressing it enough where I expect this engine-transmission combination to give me an instant smile rather than wait for 1-2 seconds.
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Old 13th December 2023, 00:45   #1542
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Quick question to other there seems to be a 1-2 second hesitation.
This DQ381 is made slower than previous versions deliberately - to give an offloading advantage to mechatronic unit actuators & increase their durability.

Yes, all units behave the same way.
On highways, I downshift manually for immediate overtakes.
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Old 13th December 2023, 09:11   #1543
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Quick question to other Kodiaq owners - do you have similar experience as below?

While pottering in city traffic at 35-40 KMPH, if I get an open space and think of taking off, there seems to be a 1-2 second hesitation after I press on the accelerator. I am driving in Normal mode. I am not pushing the accelerator to the metal but pressing it enough where I expect this engine-transmission combination to give me an instant smile rather than wait for 1-2 seconds.
Its the Kodiaq’s only downside, the tuning in normal mode. Neither does it give instant acceleration nor instant downshift in normal conditions, unlike my Octavia which still reacts like a puppy shown a treat! I know that sport mode fixes this, but then there is no middle ground once that manoeuvre is complete, you have to shift back to D or Normal mode manually which is irritating. Only fix seems to be a TVS DSG tune, I am looking.
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Old 14th December 2023, 21:08   #1544
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Hi @Drive-easy

You can adjust the sound levels of the proximity sensors from the ICE unit. You could turn it off at MIN, however, given the size of the vehicle, might come in handy in tight spaces and busy areas to have a mild sound on, just so you can be alert to blind objects close to the car.

Cheers! and happy driving..
Can someone please help with more detailed instructions to mute the proximity sensors. It is very irritating in peak traffic and is impossible to talk to co-passengers.
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Can someone please help with more detailed instructions to mute the proximity sensors.
One can do that using on screen orange speaker icon tap when cameras go on.
Otherwise it has to be coded.
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