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Re: Carwow Kamiq

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:20 pm
by scratch113
Colin Lambert wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:49 pm
They are a 'Simply clever' and jolly good idea plagiarised from Ford!.
Those replied above are lucky.
There are more than a few who have had problems involving ructions with dealers and SUK who refuse to accept failure as a warranty claim.
At least one member has ripped all four off!!
AFAIK for “plagiarised”, read “licensed from” as Ford did offer them to other manufacturers when they first came up with the idea.

Likewise the active system (ie metal flap) that stops you inserting a petrol fuel nozzle in your diesel car - another Ford invention.

Of course I could be entirely wrong on both counts...!

Re: Carwow Kamiq

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:15 pm
by Colin Lambert
Thank you O&G!! My point exactly. :lol:
Short of polling every member there is no way to find out.
Let alone those who have had the problem but are nor forum members. One thing is certain, Skoda are not going to own up and tell us.

Re: Carwow Kamiq

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:15 pm
by MrTrilby
Old and Grumpy wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:55 pm
To be fair, Colin only said that there "were more than a few". That is evident from this forum alone!
Colin’s email to Carwow states that “there are many unhappy owners”.

It just feels to me that as an ex-owner, Colin has an axe to grind on this issue and is acting as a vocal minority by bringing it up so often. My car’s residual value doesn’t thank him for working so hard to put potential owners off buying a Kodiaq, simply because of his (and a few others’) poor experience. Some balance might be more appropriate, particularly given his responsibility as forum moderator.

Re: Carwow Kamiq

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:22 pm
by Old and Grumpy
MrTrilby wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Old and Grumpy wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:55 pm
To be fair, Colin only said that there "were more than a few". That is evident from this forum alone!
Colin’s email to Carwow states that “there are many unhappy owners”.

It just feels to me that as an ex-owner, Colin has an axe to grind on this issue and is acting as a vocal minority by bringing it up so often. My car’s residual value doesn’t thank him for working so hard to put potential owners off buying a Kodiaq, simply because of his (and a few others’) poor experience. Some balance might be more appropriate, particularly given his responsibility as forum moderator.
Colin is being completely honest in his statements. How can that be construed as "bias"?

Re: Carwow Kamiq

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:26 pm
by Colin Lambert
Mr Trilby,
I feel you are over reacting.
I doubt that anyone buying a secondhand Kodiaq in years to come will even read about the door guards.
The only time I comment is in response to someone else who has had the problem and if you are worried about your residuals you had better ask all the complainants to remove their threads as they are far more in number than my comments. My email to Carwow is not for publication, they are hardly likely to publicise their mistake are they?The only axe that I have to grind is on behalf of all those owners who have had problems and the disgraceful 'Don't want to know' attitude in the first instance. The car either has a bumper to bumper warranty or it doesn't. As far as I and others are aware, nowhere in the small print is the door guard system excluded from the warranty. Skoda has no right to 'pick & mix' on what is covered or not.
To be fair to Skoda, those owners who have taken a strong stance about their failure, have in the main, been granted a sympathetic claim whilst the Company still claims they are not covered.
My whinge is not about the guards per se, but the way Skoda have mis-handled it.
I stand by my comments and am backed up by others as you can see! Q.E.D.

Re: Carwow Kamiq

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:35 pm
by MrTrilby
No car has a “bumper to bumper” warranty. There will always be exclusions around items that are either subject to wear and tear or are down to accidental damage.