With 6 Skoda models the driver’s airbag must be replaced immediately


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23. 7. 2019 In Weekly Overviews


The recall under internal code 69Y9 includes the Fabia, Karoq, Kodiaq, Octavia, Rapid and Superb models. For safety reasons, the steering wheel airbag must be replaced as soon as possible.

3.367 Skoda cars produced between January to August 2018 may have been fitted with defective driver’s airbags, which may not inflate quickly enough in case of its activation. Therefore, it may not provide full protection to the driver in the event of an accident.

“The repair is free for the customer and takes about half an hour,” Zbynek Straskraba, the Skoda-Auto spokesman confirmed for Car-Recalls.eu. “Until the repair is completed, the owner may continue to use the vehicle. But the airbag replacement should be done without delay,” he added.

The customer should receive a letter with details from the Skoda dealer. Anyway, if you want to check immediately if the recall concerns your car, enter the vehicle’s VIN code /* in the form on the following page https://recall.skoda-auto.com/210/en-gb

/* VIN code is an identification number of vehicle which can be found on the vehicle body and in the logbook. It is in the form of 17 letters and numbers.

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Where now?


If your car is subject to a recall, the result will look as follows after checking the VIN code on the Skoda-Auto page.

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What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.


About the Author
Roman Beránek
Czech independent motoring journalist, ex-editor of CNC's Auto.cz website, former host of the CzechTV's "Automotorevue" show. He founded the car-recalls.eu website in 2016 to make car owners better informed and to help to improve road safety. Donate? paypal.me.

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