Customers have been getting deliveries of the Skoda Kushaq for less than two months, and multiple social media groups have been flooded with reports of customers experiencing problems with the Electronic Power Control (EPC). A faulty fuel pump has now been identified, and Skoda will recall the affected vehicles in the near future. However, Skoda is likely to announce a recall in the coming days, regardless of whether it has officially done so yet.
Some customers have already experienced an issue with the Electric Power Control (EPC) shortly after delivery of their vehicles. Many customers are experiencing problems with their EPC, such as warning lights, power outages, and even the engine shutting off altogether.
Skoda has assured to replace the fuel pump on all existing models with a “more robust unit” as a precautionary measure, including those not affected. Service centres authorised by the manufacturer will perform the replacement at no cost to the customer. Dealerships will contact customers individually when the pump is available. A fuel pump is already installed in all new Kushaqs before they are dispatched.
Skoda India’s head of sales and marketing, Zac Hollis, tweeted, “We’ll be installing a new, more robust fuel pump in Kushaq soon. Customers will be contacted by dealers once their stocks arrive.” The Kushaq has also reached the 10,000 bookings mark in India, according to Skoda India today. After being launched just over two months ago, the Kushaq has managed this.
In 2016, the Czech automaker will launch a new mid-sized sedan in India (likely called Skoda Slavia), replacing the ageing Rapid. In early 2022, the upcoming sedan will also be derived from the MQB-A0-IN platform, just like the Kushaq. There is also a facelifted version of Skoda’s Kodiaq petrol on the way for India, which will arrive next year.