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Reliability of the Skoda Fabia

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which Skoda models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used Skoda Fabia.

In the statistics for 2020, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2019 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Skoda Fabia.

Skoda Fabia Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

*The higher the number, the lower the reliability

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
26,5 22,1 18,2 11,1 11,4 7,7 4,9 3,9

Legend: Number of breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles registered (= breakdown index) by year of first registration (EZ)

Common Breakdowns

  • Timing chain (2010)
  • Ignition cable (high voltage cable) (2011)

Source: ADAC

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Recent Fabia Recalls

Skoda-Fabia-2018-driver-airbag-recall
22 November 2019

Possible defect in the driver’s airbag housing. As a result, the airbag may not deploy properly in the event of an … .

Skoda-Fabia-2014-camshaft-screws-recall
9 November 2019

The screws on the camshaft adjuster may become loose. As a result, the engine oil will leak onto the road, posing … .

Skoda-Fabia-2011-recall
7 November 2014

Vibration can be transmitted to the fuel filter cover because of the pressure pulsations in the fuel lines. This can crack … .


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