An electric problem has actually postponed the intro of the brand new Skoda Scala and also Kamiq in Australia.

UPDATE, 13 January 2021: Skoda Australia contends last raised the stop-sale on the Scala hatch and also Kamiq Monte Carlo and also Limited Version 110TSI versions, as the software application concern triggering the lorries to be postponed has actually been fixed.

The software application mistake is recognized to be connected to a relentless mistake message showed in the tool collection, because of a “hold-up in the air bag signal getting to the engine control device”, the signal complex Australian autos’ air bag designs with those of varying worldwide versions.

Initial shipments for both versions will certainly start in the coming weeks, with the uprated Kamiq versions to sign up with the entry-level 85TSI in display rooms, which has actually gotten on sale because October 2020. When regional information were initially introduced, prices is unmodified from.

Alex Misoyannis

UPDATE, 2 December 2020: Volkswagen Team Australia has actually validated today that versions of the Kamiq, together with the complete Scala variety, are still waiting for the software application upgrade explained in the tale listed below.

The Kamiq 85TSI gets on sale currently, however, as kept in mind in August, Monte Carlo and also Limited Version 110TSI distribution stay on hold for the time-being. The Scala is currently anticipated to launch at some time in very early 2021.

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5 August 2020: Skoda’s brand-new Scala 110TSI hatch and also Kamiq 110TSI SUV have actually been briefly held back from being provided to consumers in Australia because of an electric insect with the fuel-saving stop/start system.

Stop/start innovation transforms the car’s engine off while the car is quit at traffic control, reducing exhausts and also gas intake. Once the motorist launches the brake pedal, it instantly reactivates the engine. It’s an usual function on many modern-day autos.

Nonetheless, Skoda has actually briefly stopped briefly the rollout of its brand-new versions because of a small problem with the stop/start system.

A representative for Skoda Australia informed CarAdvice there is a possibility the innovation might not be turned on when a car is switched on, however states the concern just happens occasionally.

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” This might lead to the stop/start feature being periodically handicapped– lighting up a caution on the tool collection,” the agent claimed.

Skoda states the concern can be fixed by just reactivating the cars and truck.

” However, Skoda does not think this is acceptable for consumers and also is keeping the autos from sale up until this insect is resolved.”

A repair is anticipated within an issue of weeks, whereupon the autos will certainly prepare to be provided to consumers.


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