Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

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Colin Lambert
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by Colin Lambert » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:35 am

Rob M wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:37 pm
Right.....
I LOVE my Kodiaq, it is fabulous, comfortable, quick, handles superbly etc etc.
It is all the car I have ever desired in a daily, functional vehicle.
But.......
Today, I am at my son and daughter in laws home, the car is parked out on the road, 30 ish metres from the front door.
I look out the front room window to see the bloody hatch fully opened.......
Look, I know that the key fob design means that an accidental press of the button can cause the boot to open and, in this case, they key was in my pocket and my granddaughter was on my lap but this is ridiculous!
The wife and I went somewhere warm for a week a couple of weeks ago and I parked the car in a long stay car park for a week.
How many times do you think that I wondered whether the fob had accidentally opened the boot and all the sodding windows as I boarded the shuttle bus, arms full of luggage? Too many times.
Its not an acceptable situation. I'm looking out on the car when I come into the house to see if the boot is down, im looking out at it when I go to bed, even though the keys are in the drawer and have been for hours.
Seriously, It is the ONE thing that will have me going elsewhere when the time comes for a change and that elsewhere will not necessarily mean Skoda.
That fob design is monumentally STUPID and I cannot be expected to tippy toe everytime I want to lock the bloody car and walk away from it.
It's not good enough, sorry, It's a cock up that will turn me off the marque.


Not just the boot lid as far as I am concerned. Too many inexcusable electrical (and we won't start talking about bloody stupid door protector thingys or creaking door cards) gremlins in a car of this cost and quality. it won't need too much to go wrong and it will be back to the land of the rising sun for my transport. It will break my heart if I have to end up changing 'horses' as I am a total Skodaphile, having had 5 and having the most excellent relationship with my dealer.
Although I still (just!) consider the K to be the best of the 75 cars I have owned it is however the worst technical quality of my 5 Skodas. Probably because the other 4 were existing models that had had the wrinkles ironed out by the time I bought one. (Fabia Estate & 3 1.2DSG Yetis)
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by iwarv » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:58 pm

I can see it happen;
Buy your 2021 Skoda Kodiaq. Now with manually operated tailgate for only £299 as an option.
£499 if you want to go KESSY free.

(roundabout the same time where Apple start offering an iPhone with handy 3.5mm headphone socket)

File under: "looked good on paper"

;)
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by StephenL » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:39 pm

I keep my key in the wee key purse, or whatever it’s called, which the dealer gave me when I bought the car. It’s slightly padded so guards against accidental presses.
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:00 pm

Never had an issue with mine over the last year, I consider this to be a operator error and cont a technical problem.
It's a 'Kodiaq' and not a 'Bear' unless you are 5 years old.
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by Fuzzz » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:52 pm

Today went to shop buy some biking clothes...tries some clothes etc....came put from the bicycle shop and VOILA boot was wide open on busy street where are lots of thieves etc....nice surprise....proplably accidentally key opened the boot iy was in by pocket...that was the first time I saw this thing. Another gremlin is it won't open when i want to open it with foot...I say some weird s...h...tt is going on with our cars...
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by Rob M » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:50 pm

Colin Lambert wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:35 am
Rob M wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:37 pm
Right.....
I LOVE my Kodiaq, it is fabulous, comfortable, quick, handles superbly etc etc.
It is all the car I have ever desired in a daily, functional vehicle.
But.......
Today, I am at my son and daughter in laws home, the car is parked out on the road, 30 ish metres from the front door.
I look out the front room window to see the bloody hatch fully opened.......
Look, I know that the key fob design means that an accidental press of the button can cause the boot to open and, in this case, they key was in my pocket and my granddaughter was on my lap but this is ridiculous!
The wife and I went somewhere warm for a week a couple of weeks ago and I parked the car in a long stay car park for a week.
How many times do you think that I wondered whether the fob had accidentally opened the boot and all the sodding windows as I boarded the shuttle bus, arms full of luggage? Too many times.
Its not an acceptable situation. I'm looking out on the car when I come into the house to see if the boot is down, im looking out at it when I go to bed, even though the keys are in the drawer and have been for hours.
Seriously, It is the ONE thing that will have me going elsewhere when the time comes for a change and that elsewhere will not necessarily mean Skoda.
That fob design is monumentally STUPID and I cannot be expected to tippy toe everytime I want to lock the bloody car and walk away from it.
It's not good enough, sorry, It's a cock up that will turn me off the marque.


Not just the boot lid as far as I am concerned. Too many inexcusable electrical (and we won't start talking about bloody stupid door protector thingys or creaking door cards) gremlins in a car of this cost and quality. it won't need too much to go wrong and it will be back to the land of the rising sun for my transport. It will break my heart if I have to end up changing 'horses' as I am a total Skodaphile, having had 5 and having the most excellent relationship with my dealer.
Although I still (just!) consider the K to be the best of the 75 cars I have owned it is however the worst technical quality of my 5 Skodas. Probably because the other 4 were existing models that had had the wrinkles ironed out by the time I bought one. (Fabia Estate & 3 1.2DSG Yetis)
Amen.
This is my third Skoda, it will be my last.
It is not anything major that has put me off, it is the minor stuff that has had me screaming.
I mean, how can me telling the voice control to turn to RADIO TWO mean that it cannot connect my phone?
My accent isn't that heavy, my wife goes into hysterics when I say again 'RADIO F*****G TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How can the battery go completely flat in a week just because have left a dash cam plugged in when I have done the same elsewhere in the past and not had a single issue whatsoever?
I won't elaborate on the issue with going to open the door only to find that it won't without me using the key fob. That is about 30% of the time, 30% too much, actually.
Yes, a new model, a new model that is actually using technology that is either exact or not to dissimilar to the stuff that is already being used across the whole of the VAG range!!
I can find no excuses tbh.
This is a £28K ( thereabouts) car I have bought, and it is absolutely NO BETTER than the Octavia 1.2TSI I traded in, infact, the Octavia was probably the best new car I have ever bought, utterly brilliant in its execution.
The Kodiaq is a fabulous car. It does all that you could want, as a mile muncher it is superb, as a quick A to B car it is surprisingly swift but as a whole package it is let down by the kind of niggles that are not going to be easily ironed out and are going to frustrate to the point of anger.
I now wish I had have gone elsewhere, either that or had bought a Octavia VRS.
Such is life.
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by Colin Lambert » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:07 pm

Apart from you penultimate line. I concur ENTIRELY with your comments and your frustrations.
Now the 'Connect' app won't work on my 'phone WTF?? :evil:

Unfortunately at 6'2" with a bad back I cannot get into/out of an Octavia without banging my head on the A pillar. I tried on a very nice demo L&K, it was not to be!

I have owned 5 Hondas, 2 Mazdas and 5 Mitsubishis. All many years ago before all this 'tech' rubbish was de rigeur, but the last Mitsu was the PHEV and more techy than that you cannot get. Not ONE problem with ANY of the Jap cars I have owned. Why not one asks oneself??
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by Rob M » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:34 pm

Colin Lambert wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:07 pm
Apart from you penultimate line. I concur ENTIRELY with your comments and your frustrations.
Now the 'Connect' app won't work on my 'phone WTF?? :evil:

Unfortunately at 6'2" with a bad back I cannot get into/out of an Octavia without banging my head on the A pillar. I tried on a very nice demo L&K, it was not to be!

I have owned 5 Hondas, 2 Mazdas and 5 Mitsubishis. All many years ago before all this 'tech' rubbish was de rigeur, but the last Mitsu was the PHEV and more techy than that you cannot get. Not ONE problem with ANY of the Jap cars I have owned. Why not one asks oneself??
Im 6'1''with a bad back :D
I was actually a Renault customer before the Skoda switch, a base model 2007 Clio ( lovely car ) Clio GT and Megane Coupe were the three I owned, not one single issue at all.
I just get the impression that Skoda has got a bit smug, head swelling with the praise it gets from road testers.
It now sees itself as a premium brand, prices starting to go North to suit, and it has such a loyal band, which it has, they will follow regardless.
Wrong.
When you consider that I could have looked towards the new Jag E Pace or a whole multitude of other vehicles, that is what I will probably do next time.
I have actually been daft enough to have gone brand loyalty rather than really shop around and see what else was out there.
Thats just a personal view, many will not hold it, thats fair enough.
Thing is Colin you are the moderator for this forum, your brand loyalty will be without question yet even you are fruistrated and asking questions.
That is not good, is it!
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by Deise17 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:38 pm

Hi all. Can’t get my boot to close past this point. When it gets to this point it beeps and stops, as if there’s something blocking it but this isn’t the case. Have tried repeatedly opening and closing it, starting the jeep but no joy.

Any ideas? Can I push it closed as don’t want to leave it open overnight especially as it’s starting to rain which it hasn’t in weeks.

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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by MrTrilby » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:22 pm

You can just push it closed and it should latch shut. The sensor thinks something is blocking the door from closing for some reason.
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