Safety Recall 91Y8

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Lofty
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Safety Recall 91Y8

Post by Lofty » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:37 pm

Anyone had the above recall notice. Seems it applies to Kamiq & Scale & refers to a software update on the ‘e-Call’ system (is this the automated phone call made to Skoda in the event of an accident). Had mine done when they inspected the brakes.

NeilW
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Re: Safety Recall 91Y8

Post by NeilW » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:51 pm

VW had an issue with e-call on the Mk8 Golf earlier in the year which delayed some deliveries, this sounds like it could be related. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new- ... blem-fixed

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Government recall website 16 September 2020 for the Kamiq
Currently drive a SEAT Ateca 1.4.
My dad has a Kamiq 1.5 DSG.

NeilW
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Re: Safety Recall 91Y8

Post by NeilW » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:07 pm

You can check if your car has outstanding recalls by using the government's MOT check site at https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/
Enter your registration number and when it tells you your MOT expiry date you can scroll down to check for recalls.
Currently drive a SEAT Ateca 1.4.
My dad has a Kamiq 1.5 DSG.

Lofty
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Re: Safety Recall 91Y8

Post by Lofty » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:55 am

NeilW
Certainly seems like the same issue.
How does your Seat compare with your dads Kamiq, I think that would be an interesting comparison.
Is your Ateca a 3 or 4 cylinder.
I took the 1.5 Kamiq (their demo car) for a good test drive 5 hrs but went for the 115 bhp 1.0l engine as I thought the 1.5 was far too expensive

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Re: Safety Recall 91Y8

Post by NeilW » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:19 pm

My Ateca is the 1.4 manual, so an earlier iteration of the 1.5. My dad's seeing better economy through the DSG coasting function, he's struggling to get under 42mpg. He used to have a 1.5 1 series auto and couldn't get it above 40mpg. The Ateca is slightly thirstier, but it's bigger and a manual.
Interior is good and passenger space is little different. The dealer suggested passenger space is better than in the Karoq, which I'm inclined to believe given the Ateca and the Karoq are basically the same car.
The Ateca dash is rather plain, the Kamiq has a little more style to it. He's got the SEL, so has the digital instruments, while mine are analogue. The Speedo had a change of scale so reads 0, 10, 20, 40 which is annoying so I've set the little screen between the dials as a Speedo.
The Ateca has a firmer ride, the Kamiq is more comfortable.
I'm considering one for my next car, but I've really gotten used to the electronic parking brake and would like to have that again.
Not had a chance to drive the Kamiq, so can't give a comparison from the driver's seat.

And back to the original topic, my dad's has been recalled too.
Currently drive a SEAT Ateca 1.4.
My dad has a Kamiq 1.5 DSG.

Lofty
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Re: Safety Recall 91Y8

Post by Lofty » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:22 am

Excellent feedback, much appreciated. I had the Aclass with the DCT gearbox...absolutely loved that box, so smooth but think the DSG is superior particularly because of the ‘eco’ coasting which as you say help mpg. I have the sel. Don’t have a problem with the speedo graduations but have it set to rev counter on left with gear selection in centre & mpg on the right. Don’t tend to change from that. Do find the whole setup a bit complicated but maybe it’s my age (a senior) Like you, miss the electronic handbrake & in particular the “hill hold” feature,,,,,absolutely brilliant. Surprised that it’s felt the Kamiq is roomier than the Karoq
Got chatting to Kamiq owner in supermarket car park this week. Asked what he thought....said dash too complicated (had SE) & hated lane assist. Told me ”I managed to switch it off once but for some reason it came back on”. 😂😂😂. I Explained how it’s default & showed him quickest method to cancel using control on steering wheel (guy similar age to me). Couldn’t thank me enough.
I did tell sales manager on recent visit to skoda...
Ought to offer 1 day training course on dash controls 😁😁😁😁😁.

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