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Two problems already discussed on here have now come to light on my Kodiaq.

1. This morning I went to go shopping, only to discover my drivers door wouldn't close.
A check revealed the door protector was fouling, so I applied the solution I said I would in that event, all door protectors were removed.

2. The door handles assembly, all creek when grabbing, which I wasn't happy with, but now they appear to be coming away/not properly assembled.

Rear drivers side door is the only one that looks OK, although not perfect and creeks:



Rear passenger side door:



Drivers door:



And the worst, the passenger front:





Needless to say I will be contacting someone soon :(
 

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So sad. It's a real lego car :(

When I purchased my Grand Scenic it was a new model and it didn't have any child diseases. Excellent car with quality build. For +50% more expensive car I expect at least the same quality. And no big problems, too,

I've been told by my colleagues that Octavia has similar problems that has never been improved. So if it is a constructional problem, we will be constantly visiting Skoda service and in a long-term satisfaction of Skoda owners may fall. While I can eliminate squeaking by turning on Canton, I can't do anything regarding faulty handles and doors. I hope Skoda Slovenija is capable of fixing it for good,.

Slowly I am becoming afraid that ordering Sorento or waiting for Koleos would be better decision. But there is no turning back for me - without loosing 1000 eur. Next week it's my production week and I am having my fingers crossed that all those problems will be solved. Or I may become very disatisfied with Skoda. Damn, why was I so over-hyped?

Skoda, just dont f*** with me!!!!
 

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Bumma!
Savage,
Please keep us up to speed on what happens. This seems to be getting all too frequent. Mine is fine at the moment but I must admit doesn't feel the most secure of structures.
Will all those who have this problem (Interior door pulls only please on this thread) please report on this thread and we can then send the facts to SUK.
Thanks.
 

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romanv said:
So sad. It's a real lego car :(

When I purchased my Grand Scenic it was a new model and it didn't have any child diseases. Excellent car with quality build. For +50% more expensive car I expect at least the same quality. And no big problems, too,

I've been told by my colleagues that Octavia has similar problems that has never been improved. So if it is a constructional problem, we will be constantly visiting Skoda service and in a long-term satisfaction of Skoda owners may fall. While I can eliminate squeaking by turning on Canton, I can't do anything regarding faulty handles and doors. I hope Skoda Slovenija is capable of fixing it for good,.

Slowly I am becoming afraid that ordering Sorento or waiting for Koleos would be better decision. But there is no turning back for me - without loosing 1000 eur. Next week it's my production week and I am having my fingers crossed that all those problems will be solved. Or I may become very disatisfied with Skoda. Damn, why was I so over-hyped?

Skoda, just dont f*** with me!!!!
Well I wouldn't be to worried. I am guessing a teething problem exasperated by trying to keep production lines running on schedule.
I have had 3 brand new Octavia's previous to this, not one had any manufacturing defects like this.
Just to be clear the creaking is only just audible when using the handle, not when driving.
Hopefully Skoda will correct it without fuss and satisfactorily. It is annoying but these things can happen on new models, the test is how they deal with it.
I still see people in brand new Nissans, Kias, Discos, etc. and think I made a better decision .... for now :lol:
 

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I have the issue with my drivers door grab handle coming away a few mm and waiting for my new rear door panel so the dealer will look at it. Nearly two weeks wait so far!
 

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Well the car goes in to be looked at tomorrow, then I guess they report to Skoda warranty claims and I wait to see what they say. :roll:
 

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I agree with Roman. I think it is down to being a brand new model etc.
I have had 4 Skodas +Kodiaq and not one fault on any of them.
I'm sure it will all be ok.
 

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I already said its likely teething issues, but I will also say the door handles do feel cheap.
I guess the trouble is they use the same parts on a 23k base model as they do the top of the range one costing 70% more.
 

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I have reported loose trim nearside front passenger door handle. I've also other loose trim internal and external. Build quality is nearing the worst I've had (Fiat Punto); trim kept falling off it.
 

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For me that is not acceptable! Did that happen immediately after you got the car? Are the doors the only shitty part? Damn! I've forgot on squeaky steering wheel. My Kodiaq will cost the same as four Dacias but at the end it will be worse than any Dacia. :(
 

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What trim outside MP ?
It will make me feel better if I am not the only one as I thought I was !
Both my front wing external lower plastics have come away a bit.
 

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Savage said:
I already said its likely teething issues, but I will also say the door handles do feel cheap.
I guess the trouble is they use the same parts on a 23k base model as they do the top of the range one costing 70% more.
If only they had, the Superb has soft touch plastic on half of the grab handle.
 

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:lol:

See edit above.
Doesn't look like I can swap the handles for S3 ones as they are different shapes.
I am guessing then, that all my door cards need replacing under warranty :shock:
 

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That's the problem with K!!! Actually Kodiaq's handle is put together from two pieces. Idiots!!! That's the most unstable design for such heavy doors. I wonder if Kaban was not exiled to BMW?
 

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Well it went in today, and the service centre has submitted the claim, hopefully it will get sorted without a fight.
It might seem small issues, but it has got me wound up some, so I hope to goodness its sorted without fuss.
Like I said at the beginning, these things do happen, the way that they deal with it is the acid test.
 
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