Skoda Kushaq Faces EPC Error Near Siachen – Owner Says ‘Find Me Worse Place’ to Face It

After a long time, Skoda Kushaq has registered an EPC error yet again in spite of running on new fuel pump and 97 octane petrol

A Skoda Kushaq owner shares a terrible experience of his SUV showing the EPC error near the last village before Siachen base camp. Of all the places this could’ve occurred, the treacherous terrains of the Himalayas are not the ideal place. Skoda had worked hard to eradicate this issue from the Kushaq by asking the owners to replace the fuel pump with a more robust unit. It helped a lot of people but every once in a while, there is a case where the EPC issue crops up.

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Skoda Kushaq EPC Error In Siachen

It must be mentioned here that the other models based on this new MQB A0 IN platform like the VW Taigun or Skoda Slavia didn’t suffer this problem. It was only the initial few batches of the Kushaq that encountered this issue. It could have been due to the low octane fuel. But Skoda never really shared the exact cause of this issue. In this particular case, a certain Arjun Singh, who is the owner of this Kushaq mentions that he had already replaced the fuel pump and was travelling with the more robust unit. Furthermore, he always uses 97-octane petrol. We can only hope that this is an isolated incident and the saga doesn’t continue again.

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Specs

The Skoda Kushaq has been on sale in two engine variants – 1.0-litre TSI and 1.5-litre TSI EVO. The smaller engine outputs a maximum power of 115 PS and a peak torque of 175 Nm, while the larger unit offers a maximum power of 150 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. The transmission options for the former include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic, while the latter comes with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG. The prices of the mid-size SUV range between Rs 11.29 lakh and Rs 19.49 lakh, ex-showroom.

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Skoda Kushaq EPC Siachen

The mid-size SUV segment has seen a ton of new products and is booming at the moment. The rivals of the Skoda Kushaq include its sibling VW Taigun, Hyundai Creta, Kia Sonet and MG Astor. Let us know your thoughts about this EPC issue of the Kushaq.

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