Skoda Kushaq and Slavia have been struggling with the AC performance issue for quite some time now but the company has resolved the problem before the summer season.
The AC performance issues look to get resolved in the Skoda Kushaq and Slavia as the Czech carmaker announces a recall. Skoda customers have been pretty vocal about this issue for a long time now. There are vloggers and other car owners who have highlighted the issue of the poor performance of the AC, especially in city traffic. They asked Skoda to look into this issue and offer a solution. It looks like the auto giant has worked on this case and devised a solution which is why a recall has been announced.
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Skoda Kushaq and Slavia Recalled for AC Issue
Kushaq and Slavia owners were dissatisfied with the effectiveness of the AC in the summer. The cabin was not able to get cooled completely as the AC would switch ON and OFF on its own. This, naturally, caused a lot of inconvenience to the passengers during the harsh summer months in India. Resultantly, Skoda has sent information about the recall to its customers via the Skoda app. Needless to mention, the upgrade will be free of charge.
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As per the information in the announcement, it would take anywhere from 30 mins to 1 hour to diagnose the issue and fix it. The owners who are encountering this issue are asked to visit their nearest Skoda dealership and get the update done. But we would advise you to make a phone call first and book an appointment so that the waiting times could be reduced significantly.
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Both Kushaq and Slavia come powered by the same powertrains. This includes a 1.0-litre TSI turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine developing 115 hp / 178 Nm and 150 hp / 250 Nm of peak power and torque, respectively. While the smaller engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual or a torque converter automatic gearbox, the large unit has a sole 7-speed DCT gearbox. The price of the Kushaq ranges from Rs 11.59 lakh to Rs 19.69 lakh, while the Slavia range from Rs 11.29 lakh to Rs 18.40 lakh, ex-showroom.