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Škoda Auto announces a holding event due to fire risk

Škoda Auto announces a holding event due to fire risk

According to the German daily Bild, the Volkswagen Group, which also includes domestic automaker Škoda Auto, assembles more than 110,000 cars worldwide for service. This also applies to Škoda Octavia, Karoq, Kodiaq and Superb models with 2.0 TSI evo petrol engines, manufactured during August 2020 and later. There are 2,028 cars in the Czech Republic.

These vehicles are subject to a fire risk under certain specified conditions. But the solution to this problem is very easy – just stop at the service center. The service technician must then remove the hood from the car (well, you will probably be able to do it yourself …), otherwise there is a risk of loosening, thermal deformation and, in extreme cases, fire. At present, according to Škoda, the covers cannot be replaced with others, due to production capabilities. When the covers are ready, the car owner must come to the workshop a second time to retrofit.

But it is not cars with a purely internal combustion engine that go to service stations. A thousand more cars were sold in the Czech Republic – Superb, Octavia iV and Octavia RS iV models with plug-in hybrid drive also had to go to the mechanic, also because of the risk of ignition. But this time, the solution will be a little different, but similarly uncomplicated. According to ČTK, an insulating pad will be installed in cars, which will prevent a possible fire from the battery, which may occur if the battery is short-circuited. Of the thousands of listed cars, 700 reached customers, the rest remained with the manufacturer.

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The Volkswagen brand itself faces an even bigger problem. It hosts more than 58,000 Passat, Golf, Tiguan and Arteon cars worldwide. More than 30,000 cars will be repaired in the Cupra, with Skoda in 15,636 cars worldwide and 6,320 in Skoda. The “best” was Seat, which had to take care of only less than 800 cars. According to Svolavacky.cz, the internal codes for the invitation event for individual brands are as follows:10H5(Volkswagen) ,10H6“(Skoda),”10H7(SEAT / Cupra) and10H8(Audi).