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First post! Had the car a week and already clocked over 1200 miles (SEL 2.0 TDI). Really pleased generally, however this week driving back on the M40 the car at 70mph decided it would auto brake when there was nothing in front of me. I was in the middle lane overtaking a lorry. It nearly caused a motorway pile up and throw me and my passenger forward - wasn't expecting it as didn't realised it did this. No warning message? Anyone else had this?
 

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I had something similar a couple of weeks back, but I got a fairly audible beep. I was driving around 70km/h (43.5mph), then I heard a loud beep and the car braked rather harshly. There weren't any cars in front or behind me on my lane but there was one driving a bit erratically on the left (passing) lane. Car might have stopped because it thought the car on my left was going to ram into me.

Edit: Adding symbol I saw when this happened.
 

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is it worth changing the sensitivity in the settings?
 

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is it worth changing the sensitivity in the settings?
Can you change it? I thought you can only change the timing of when it warns you.
 

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https://www.kodiaqforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=693

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https://ws.skoda-auto.com/OwnersManualService/Data/en/Kodiaq_NS/11-2017/Manual/Kodiaq/A_SUV_Kodiaq_OwnersManual.pdf
Although the (useless-ish) manual doesn't tell you how to adjust the distance, this is how you do it.
In the infotainment screen touch car>then settings (cog-wheel) then>driver assistance> then you will see all the settings for front assist. you can even turn it off by un~ticking the box.
If the problem persists after you have fiddled with the settings you MUST report this to both your dealer and Skoda U.K. as it is a vital safety feature.
It could,as you say, cause an horrendous pile up.
 

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This is exactly the sort of "unintended consequence" of a highly software-based safety feature that worries me.

I completely understand why safety tech is going this way (as there are so many rear-end collisions)... but full braking, at speed, on a busy motorway, I would suggest, is rather likely to cause an accident in itself - I'm hoping that someone more qualified than I has correctly performed their cost-safety benefit analysis of this, and based it on real-world tests and not some "perfect" model.

The "crisp packet blowing into the sensor" scenario is one I've seen discussed before, but given that that tool is based on radar technology, there are always going to be random reflections that could confuse the software (or, something entirely unexpected like rain on the sensor :roll: ).

If it triggers, does it log and store enough data to allow the Skoda/VAG AEB specialist to determine why the AEB triggered (for example, on certain models there is an onboard front camera) and modify the software? I hope so, otherwise it won't be possible to improve it without relying entirely on driver recollection of what happened.

If I change a setting on AEB, and it doesn't work when expected (or even, activates when it should not) are my insurance company going to reject a claim?
 

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As I have said before. IMHO Skoda have launched the Kodiaq before the electronics have been tested properly.
Nearly all the problems on this forum relate to electronics. I find it very worrying that (in this instance) lives are being put in danger due to rubbish tech.
I wonder if the Karoq is any better.
I notice, as well, that Skoda a bragging about the new Fabia being much more high tech when it comes out.
I think these modern tech 'benefits' are rubbish. many of us have driven for years without them and frankly, I can do without all of them.
Unless Skoda get this sorted out pretty damn quickly, I will have to seriously consider whether to buy another Skoda. Which is a real shame, as all my previous (non tech) ones have been brilliant.
 

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Colin Lambert said:
As I have said before. IMHO Skoda have launched the Kodiaq before the electronics have been tested properly.
Nearly all the problems on this forum relate to electronics. I find it very worrying that (in this instance) lives are being put in danger due to rubbish tech.
I wonder if the Karoq is any better.
I notice, as well, that Skoda a bragging about the new Fabia being much more high tech when it comes out.
I think these modern tech 'benefits' are rubbish. many of us have driven for years without them and frankly, I can do without all of them.
Unless Skoda get this sorted out pretty damn quickly, I will have to seriously consider whether to buy another Skoda. Which is a real shame, as all my previous (non tech) ones have been brilliant.
Colin, this is the same technology that features across the full VAG range and has been around for 5 years at least.
 

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This is exactly the sort of "unintended consequence" of a highly software-based safety feature that worries me.

I completely understand why safety tech is going this way (as there are so many rear-end collisions)... but full braking, at speed, on a busy motorway, I would suggest, is rather likely to cause an accident in itself - I'm hoping that someone more qualified than I has correctly performed their cost-safety benefit analysis of this, and based it on real-world tests and not some "perfect" model.

The "crisp packet blowing into the sensor" scenario is one I've seen discussed before, but given that that tool is based on radar technology, there are always going to be random reflections that could confuse the software (or, something entirely unexpected like rain on the sensor :roll: ).

If it triggers, does it log and store enough data to allow the Skoda/VAG AEB specialist to determine why the AEB triggered (for example, on certain models there is an onboard front camera) and modify the software? I hope so, otherwise it won't be possible to improve it without relying entirely on driver recollection of what happened.

If I change a setting on AEB, and it doesn't work when expected (or even, activates when it should not) are my insurance company going to reject a claim?
Crisp packet = urban myth.
 

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Mine broke for me today. I was already breaking but the car must've deemed that I wasn't stopping in time. We were. I'm not complaining though as I'm quite happy that the system works. It was a little bit odd though, as the pedal feel from the brake completely disappeared. I'd previously let it brake after someone had cut me up and there was no danger of me hitting the idiot.
 

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Crisp packe?. Really? Made me laugh as does the tech adverse comments made often on this forum. If you don't like cars with a high tech like the Kodiaq and just about every other modern car then you may as well buy a Morris Minor, tuck yourself up in your tartan travel rug and bang on about the good old days (which they weren't) whilst supping Yorkshire tea from you thermos flask.

All the systems on the Kodiaq have been around along time and have been proven, I have had issues with mine but I would never want to go back to cars without this tech.

I'm off now to drive down the motorway, I will of course be very nervous just in case an old Walkers crisp packet jumps out and tries to kill me.
 

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andyvee said:
Colin, this is the same technology that features across the full VAG range and has been around for 5 years at least.
Well Andy, can you tell me if it's been around for 5 years how they can get it so wrong on the Kodiaq?
Has 'front Assist' been around for 5 years?? I don't remember it, but then I am not interested in VW's as I am a confirmed Skodanut!
 

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Colin Lambert said:
andyvee said:
Colin, this is the same technology that features across the full VAG range and has been around for 5 years at least.
Well Andy, can you tell me if it's been around for 5 years how they can get it so wrong on the Kodiaq?
Has 'front Assist' been around for 5 years?? I don't remember it, but then I am not interested in VW's as I am a confirmed Skodanut!
Been around on Skoda since April 2013 when the first Skoda MQB platform car, the Octavia 3, was launched in the UK. Pretty sure it wasn't available on Skoda prior to that on the A5 platform (Octavia and Superb). Audi have been using it for much longer.

I don't think Skoda have got it 'so wrong' on the Kodiaq, it has worked fine on both of my Kodiaqs, as it did on my previous 2 Octavia 3's. I have had maybe 3 false alarms in almost 100,000 miles of driving across 4 cars in the last 4 1/2 years. Not one of those was caused by a crisp packet, pretty sure all of them were due to lorries with that ladder type low level steelwork running forward from the rear wheels, it must cause odd reflections of the radar. Driven past plenty of them where it hasn't triggered it.
 

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Crisp packe?. Really? Made me laugh as does the tech adverse comments made often on this forum. If you don't like cars with a high tech like the Kodiaq and just about every other modern car then you may as well buy a Morris Minor, tuck yourself up in your tartan travel rug and bang on about the good old days (which they weren't) whilst supping Yorkshire tea from you thermos flask.

All the systems on the Kodiaq have been around along time and have been proven, I have had issues with mine but I would never want to go back to cars without this tech.

I'm off now to drive down the motorway, I will of course be very nervous just in case an old Walkers crisp packet jumps out and tries to kill me.
:)

Those kamikaze crisp packets are to be watched out for .......
 

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Jon Edwards said:
Crisp packe?. Really? Made me laugh as does the tech adverse comments made often on this forum. If you don't like cars with a high tech like the Kodiaq and just about every other modern car then you may as well buy a Morris Minor, tuck yourself up in your tartan travel rug and bang on about the good old days (which they weren't) whilst supping Yorkshire tea from you thermos flask.

All the systems on the Kodiaq have been around along time and have been proven, I have had issues with mine but I would never want to go back to cars without this tech.

I'm off now to drive down the motorway, I will of course be very nervous just in case an old Walkers crisp packet jumps out and tries to kill me.
:)

Those kamikaze crisp packets are to be watched out for .......
I dare say someone will let me know if salt and vinegar is more dangerous than prawn cocktail.
 

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Jon E wrote
All the systems on the Kodiaq have been around along time and <COLOR color="#FF0000">have been proven, I have had issues with mine but I would never want to go back to cars without this tech.</COLOR>
Oh REALLY!? What is the explanation for all the electrical mishaps reported on the forum then?
I can do without most of the electrical [email protected] on the Kodiaq. Admittedly I am retired so the last thing I need is connection to the interweb.
I have driven for 55 years , covered an estimated 500,000miles in that time and have had only 3 non serious prangs.
I would be happy with
central locking.
a radio.
front and rear beepers
heated seats
electric windows
I neither need nor want anything else.
Now where did I put that bloke with the red flag
 

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Colin Lambert said:
Jon E wrote
All the systems on the Kodiaq have been around along time and <COLOR color="#FF0000">have been proven, I have had issues with mine but I would never want to go back to cars without this tech.</COLOR>
Oh REALLY!? What is the explanation for all the electrical mishaps reported on the forum then?
I can do without most of the electrical [email protected] on the Kodiaq. Admittedly I am retired so the last thing I need is connection to the interweb.
I have driven for 55 years , covered an estimated 500,000miles in that time and have had only 3 non serious prangs.
I would be happy with
central locking.
a radio.
front and rear beepers
heated seats
electric windows
I neither need nor want anything else.
Now where did I put that bloke with the red flag
You need to be trading your Kodiaq for a Dacia Duster my friend, it'll suit your needs. You might need to lower your standards though as you won't get heated seats and probably won't get electric windows. You can pay an extra fiver for a radio and you might get power steering as standard. Manual choke is probably optional.
 

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Colin Lambert said:
Jon E wrote
All the systems on the Kodiaq have been around along time and <COLOR color="#FF0000">have been proven, I have had issues with mine but I would never want to go back to cars without this tech.</COLOR>
Oh REALLY!? What is the explanation for all the electrical mishaps reported on the forum then?
I can do without most of the electrical [email protected] on the Kodiaq. Admittedly I am retired so the last thing I need is connection to the interweb.
I have driven for 55 years , covered an estimated 500,000miles in that time and have had only 3 non serious prangs.
I would be happy with
central locking.
a radio.
front and rear beepers
heated seats
electric windows
I neither need nor want anything else.
Now where did I put that bloke with the red flag
It's called progress.
 

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First post! Had the car a week and already clocked over 1200 miles (SEL 2.0 TDI). Really pleased generally, however this week driving back on the M40 the car at 70mph decided it would auto brake when there was nothing in front of me. I was in the middle lane overtaking a lorry. It nearly caused a motorway pile up and throw me and my passenger forward - wasn't expecting it as didn't realised it did this. No warning message? Anyone else had this?
Were you indicating when overtaking?
 

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