Only a few months have passed since Skoda Kushaq customers began receiving their vehicles, and social media is already flooded with complaints about issues with the Electronic Power Control (EPC). Skoda has identified the issue and will begin recalling affected vehicles as soon as possible so that the faulty fuel pump can be replaced. Skoda hasn’t made an official announcement about a recall yet, but it will most likely do so soon.
The faulty fuel pump
The Electric Power Control (EPC) has already been reported as faulty by a number of customers just a few days after the vehicle was delivered. EPC warning lights, power loss, and engine cutting off completely are among the issues customers have reported.
Skoda has promised to replace the fuel pump with a more robust unit as a precautionary measure on all models already delivered to customers, including those who have not been affected.
The replacement will be free of charge at authorised service centres. Customers will be notified as soon as dealerships have enough of the new fuel pump in stock to contact them one by one. The new fuel pump is already installed in all Kushaqs being delivered.
Skoda India’s head of sales and marketing, Zac Hollis, said on Twitter, “We have a new, more robust fuel pump to be fitted to Kushaq. Once they have stock, dealers will contact customers.
Skoda Kushaq surpasses the 10,000 mark
As of today, Skoda India has received over 10,000 reservations for the Kushaq, which is a significant milestone for the carmaker. Since its June 28 launch, the Kushaq has gone from strength to strength.
New safety features for the Skoda Kushaq ‘Style’ automatic trim
The Skoda Kushaq automatic Style variants (1.0-litre TSI and 1.5-litre TSI) will be equipped with six airbags and a tyre pressure monitoring system, Autocar India previously reported. The Kushaq’s top-of-the-line Style automatic models have only had dual airbags up until now. The Style manual models, on the other hand, came standard with six airbags and a tyre pressure monitoring system. This was, understandably, a move to keep the premium automatic models affordable.
For about Rs 40,000 more, these features are now available on the Style automatic trim levels, as opposed to the manual trim levels. Style 1.5-litre DSG will now cost Rs 17.99 lakh, while Style 1.0-litre AT will cost Rs 16.19 lakh, ex-showroom in Delhi. In comparison to its top-spec petrol automatic rivals – Creta (Rs 17.87 lakh) and Seltos (Rs 17.79 lakh) – this puts the Kushaq in the same price range as the Creta and Seltos, but it lacks a few key features.
The ageing Rapid will be replaced by a brand-new Skoda mid-size sedan (possibly dubbed the Skoda Slavia) when the Czech automaker returns to India in 2019. The new sedan will be built on the same MQB-A0-IN platform as the Kushaq and go on sale in early 2022. Skoda also plans to introduce a redesigned Kodiaq petrol in India sometime next year.
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