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Skoda Fabia / catalytic converter

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The catalytic converter has gone at 19000 km. I'm, told this should not be the case and that VWGI should replace it for me. They don't want to know and only 50% of the part and none of the labour will be covered by the dealers. Skoda's customer care don't want to cooperate and are passing the book. They are useless and I hope nobody reading this is foolish enough to consider buying a skoda. Believe all those jokes you hear.

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  • Vv
      31st of Jul, 2009
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    My car SKODA FABIA PETROL., less than five months old and run only 3100 Km was broken down on Haridwar-Delhi high way on 21 May 2009, with no petrol emission, while I was over-taking. I narrowly escaped an accident. The dealer (Sai Automobile, New Delhi) told me on the phone that Skoda Fabia petrol has this basic defect of heating up. I should wait for 2 hours for it to cool down and then drive back to Delhi. That means, they are selling the public cars with technical defect, which not only means financial loss but danger to life. The car suddenly loses its petrol emission while driving.
    Mr. Sanghania of Sai Automobile has told me to deal with the company directly and gave me a telephone number and email of the regional office in Gurgaon (0124 3351315). No body ever picks up this telephone. The local representative of SKODA, Mr. Agrawal wrote to me that the car stopped due to dirty petrol. What a ridiculous statement to hide the grave technical defect in the car!
    The workshop of the dealer located in Noida ‘repaired’ the car on 23 May and gave me back on the 24. They used up nearly 10 litres of petrol from the car and also refused to give me in writing what was wrong and what they have done to the car. On the paper they gave me from the workshop, it is written: ‘Sublet Operation’. All these irregular practices are evidence by themselves that the SKODA company is trying to cover up something.
    Main company in Aurangabad has not replied to my several faxes and registered letter sent more than a month ago.
    The car heats up even after driving 10 Kilometers This is a KILLER CAR.
    Buyer beware, Do not buy SKODA unless you want to commit suicide.
    I want to bring to the attention of the GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, that such cheat companies should be thrown out of the country. They are here to cheat us and do not abide by the laws of the land by honouring Guarantee and responsibility of the product they are selling.

    To the attention of all Skoda troubled people, please complain immediately at the following address:
    Director General (Investigation & Registration)
    MRTPC
    Bikaner House Baracks
    Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi 110011
    Telephone: 011 2338 4326
    Fax: 011 2338 4965
    Please write registered letters and send faxes.
    Dr. (Mrs) Vinod Verma
    drvinodverma@dataone.in
    telephone: 0120 2527820

  • As
      29th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes
    Skoda Fabia - engine and gearbox problem
    India

    i purchsd a skoda fabia 3 yrs bak...frm last 1 or 1 nd a half yearsa ...im experiencng a problem in gearbox...i use my car very rarely...bt wen it went 2 the servic stationdey r chrging rs 1.5 laks 2 change da gearbx...dey r nevr ready 2 repair any damn part of da car...skoda sukz...

  • Ra
      30th of Oct, 2012
    0 Votes

    I completely agree with above stated views. I have Skoda fabia car 1.2 petrol & I service the car regularly. On my way to Pune, suddenly car broke down & abruptly stopped on Express Highway. With God's grace, there was nobody behind me racing @ 120KM/hr, else things may have gone bad for me & my family. There was no way but to pull the car to service station. Service engineer told me that petrol emission was stopped due to over heating. I barely driven the car for 25km and to hear that it was overheated was a big joke on me. In that helpless scenario on highway, I tried to start car couple to times but that resulted in another big problem. Starter motor burnt and I had to pay 30K to replace starter motor. SKODA fabia is white elephant with serious technical faults. SKODA should withdra Fabia rom the market. Car is full of technical glitches. I sincerely advise new buyers to think 10000 times before buying it..first of all dont even think to buy it. It is useless. NOW, car has another issue of CAT (failed catalytic converter)..JMD serive guys asked me to replace it OR car won't run..COST of CAT is Rs.60, 000/- ..I am looking like a fool :-(( ..Please Please dont buy fabia at all..it is most painful car in the market..I had Ford earlier which is way better..I will lodge complaint on address given above..till then lets pray for all FABIA owners. You can reach me on 9820606150, I would be glad to share my experience (nightmare)

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