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539 units of Skoda Octavia recalled in India

The company will get in touch with concerned customers.

Skoda India has announced a recall of 539 units of the Octavia over faulty child locks on the rear doors. The Skoda Octavia models that are manufactured between November 2015 to April 2016 come under the purview of this recall.

Skoda says that this is a minor issue and its service personnel will try and resolve it in about 12 minutes at the service station. As with all the recalls, the automaker will notify the concerned customers and the part will be replaced free of cost.

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The Octavia is available with one diesel and two petrol engine options.

The entry level D-Segment sedan is available with one diesel engine and two petrol engine options. The base 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged petrol motor develops 150 PS and 250 Nm of torque, and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

The 1.8-litre TSI turbo petrol motor which is capable of 180 PS and 250 Nm of torque is paired with a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The 2.0-litre TDI turbo diesel is good for 143 PS and 320 Nm of torque. The oil burner can be specified either with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed DSG.

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The child lock issue will approximately take 12 minutes to be rectified.

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The Skoda Octavia has a strong market share in a segment which is shrinking steadily due to the advent of crossover SUVs. The sedan locks horns with the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Chevrolet Cruze, VW Jetta and Renault Fluence.

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