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Old 25th April 2023, 22:46   #5371
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Assuming that the car is out of warranty, did you try independent garages who can repair. There are a few threads I believe on the same.
Yes, but the cars always been to the Authorised Service Station and have been happy! This experience has thrown all the happiness out of the window. Also, had decided on the service station since I plan keeping the car for another couple of years and the warranty on replaced component is 2 years.
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And yet another DSG failure feather in the Skoda India cap!
I assume this is your first mechatronics failure. How many kilometers do you have on the car? Also, was it under extended warranty?

I own a 2015 TSI too and mine went through the mechatronics in 2019 at 37k kilometers.

I wasn’t the primary user of the car back then but I remember it took 3 weeks in our case. Skoda dealers being Skoda dealers, it was a slow and painful process. However, I remember the invoice amount being a shade over 1 lakh after some goodwill discounts.

If your car is not under warranty, you can check out some independent VAG specialists. In my experience of getting small stuff done from outside, they’re faster, cheaper and more trustworthy than Skoda ASCs.

Hope you get your car back soon.
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Yes, but the cars always been to the Authorised Service Station and have been happy! This experience has thrown all the happiness out of the window. Also, had decided on the service station since I plan keeping the car for another couple of years and the warranty on replaced component is 2 years.
There have been cases where tbhpians have effectively repaired the car from FNGs at a fraction of the cost. Wont it make sense to go for some tried and tested FNG who can do the job.
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I assume this is your first mechatronics failure. How many kilometers do you have on the car? Also, was it under extended warranty?

Hope you get your car back soon.
Mine happened at about 48k km. 8 years, and so out of extended warranty. Such a pity that there's been no recall or a permanent fix of a known issue for an otherwise an amazing vehicle. Prefer

The ASC is saying ETA as 1st week May. Let's hope they stick to this deadline now.
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There have been cases where tbhpians have effectively repaired the car from FNGs at a fraction of the cost. Wont it make sense to go for some tried and tested FNG who can do the job.
Let's wait till 1st week of May, else will talk to the ASC and go outside. What they say so far is that the Mechatronics need replacement. For me the quote's come higher because they are replacing the dual-clutch and mechatronics both.
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Let's wait till 1st week of May, else will talk to the ASC and go outside. What they say so far is that the Mechatronics need replacement. For me the quote's come higher because they are replacing the dual-clutch and mechatronics both.
https://www.team-bhp.com/news/dsg-is...t-skoda-quoted

For your reference in case you need it.

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Is is possible to replace torsion beam with multilink suspension in octavia 3rd gen 2.0 TDI?
Are there any other options to improve the ride quality at lower speeds?
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Can anyone confirm whether this crack/ line is present in the plastic surrounding the sunroof area? Mine has developed minor leak and I am not sure if its due to clogged drain pipe or this crack. The water is slowly moving towards A-pillar through the roof liner.
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An old but lovely thread this. I was looking for the Octavia review, as I own one myself, a 2020 Octavia Estate in Ambition trim. One thing that this post didn't tell me was if the Octavia in India was ever sold with their 1.0 L 115 PS TSI petrol plant (CHZD), that I think also are options on their Kushaq/Taigun. Initially, I thought that a 1L engine is probably going to feel underpowered on such a large car, but when I took it out for test drives twice in two days, once with a colleague driving and later with me in the driver's seat, I realized that the car had tons of higher-end oomph. If the revs drop too low in the higher gears, the turbo lag is all too apparent, but in highway speeds, I don't even need to drop to 5th, when I need to make a quick pass. When I suddenly floor when at 110 km/h at around 2.4k RPM, the car quickly produces more power and the speed surges smoothly and cleanly. It's only if the revs are below 1200 RPM that I need to downshift for better acceleration.

I checked also the wiki page of Kushaq, but it's unclear what manual gearbox is used there. My Octavia has the MQ250 6 speed manual gearbox.
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A unique gremlin on my Octavia. Every time I go beyond ~150 kmph, the cluster shows AFS error and the headlights pop out of high beam and dip significantly for a couple of seconds. Has anyone here faced such issues?

Mine is 2015 car but the headlights were replaced in December, 2021 (couldn’t stand the yellow DRLs).
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One thing that this post didn't tell me was if the Octavia in India was ever sold with their 1.0 L 115 PS TSI petrol plant (CHZD), that I think also are options on their Kushaq/Taigun.
Nope, in India at least as far as I know, VAG sold the the following combos:

Octavia: 1.4 TSI, 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TDI, 2.0 TSI (current)
Jetta: 1.4 TSI, 2.0 TDI
Fabia: 1.4 TDI & 1.2 MPI, 1.6 MPI
Superb: 1.8 TSI, 2.0 TDI & 2.0 TSI (current)
Polo: 1.2 TDI, 1.2 MPI, 1.6 MPI, 1.2 TSI, 1.6 TDI, 1.5 TDI, 1.0 TSI
Vento: 1.6TDI, 1.5 TDI, 1.2 TSI
Rapid: 1.6TDI, 1.5 TDI, 1.6 MPI
Passat: 2.0 TDI, 1.8 TSI
Yeti: 2.0 TDI

Not including the current new gen 1.0 TSI, 1.5 TDI for the Virtus, Kushaq, Taigun & Slavia.

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Nope, in India at least as far as I know, VAG sold the the following combos:

Octavia: 1.4 TSI, 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TDI, 2.0 TSI (current)
Jetta: 1.4 TSI, 2.0 TDI
Fabia: 1.4 TDI & 1.2 MPI
Superb: 1.8 TSI, 2.0 TDI & 2.0 TSI (current)
Polo: 1.2 TDI, 1.2 MPI, 1.6 MPI, 1.2 TSI, 1.6 TDI, 1.5 TDI, 1.0 TSI
Vento: 1.6TDI, 1.5 TDI, 1.2 TSI
Rapid: 1.6TDI, 1.5 TDI, 1.6 MPI
Passat: 2.0 TDI, 1.8 TSI
Yeti: 2.0 TDI

Not including the current new gen 1.0 TSI, 1.5 TDI for the Virtus, Kushaq, Taigun & Slavia.
Thanks for the info. A bit surprising, given that the 1.0 is likely far more fuel efficient than the bigger engine options, but I guess the newer tech also makes it pricier. The reason could also be that they might not want to have an engine that is not so sporty in what is supposed to be a fancier car by Indian standards. Here, the 1.0 engine is actually plonked in the Octavia Estate, but it doesn't in the least come across as being underpowered. It's not sporty in the least, but then one wouldn't buy an estate with a cavernous boot if one needed a sporty car, would they?

I wonder if the engine in the new gen Taigun/Kushaq is the CHZD, or a different India-specific variant; unlikely, but who knows! My friend who owns a Kushaq 1.0 MT mentioned that the transmission was a bit rough, which too leads me to question whether it's just a quality issue or a different lower quality transmission, and not the MQ250 that does duty in my car. The MQ250 is one of the smoothest shifting transmissions I've come across.
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My friend who owns a Kushaq 1.0 MT mentioned that the transmission was a bit rough, which too leads me to question whether it's just a quality issue or a different lower quality transmission, and not the MQ250 that does duty in my car. The MQ250 is one of the smoothest shifting transmissions I've come across.
From the Kushaq's launch presentation:
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The Indian Kushaq 1.0 (and probably the Slavia, Virtus and Taigun) come with the MQ200 gearbox. The 1.5 comes with the MQ281 gearbox.

I have also noticed that the transmission in my Taigun is not as smooth as what you used to get in the Polo or Jetta from 10-12 years ago. A lot of times, I have felt that its mostly the even gears (2nd, 4th, 6th) that need a bit more effort to slot in.

I've been thinking of raising this point with the service center, but all I expect from them is their standard response "That's normal, Sir"
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Re: Review: Skoda Octavia (3rd-gen)

Hello guys,
My 2014 Octavia's driver side door window is stuck, from 1 week it used to go down on its own and today there was a screeching noise when i was closing the window. It came all the way down and stopped responding. Tried many things but it's not responding. Called up skoda SVC and they concluded that it's the window regulator that has failed and costs around 13,000 to have it fixed. Asked for some discount as the car has been periodically maintained in Skoda center only, but they say it's not possible.
Thinking of getting this done in some FNG as the ASC is too far.
Thank you.
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Hello guys,
My 2014 Octavia's driver side door window is stuck, from 1 week it used to go down on its own and today there was a screeching noise when i was closing the window. It came all the way down and stopped responding.
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Hi Rahul,

I faced the same issue in my Yeti recently.
Eventually got the job done at an FNG.
Go to post #2192 of The Official Review of Škoda Yeti HERE (Skoda Yeti : Review, Price & Pictures)

Hope it helps you.
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