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Skoda Octavia Common Problems and Solutions

Lack of power/stalling

Problem:

The throttle body is known for getting clogged up with a carbon build up. This problem causes a lack of acceleration and can lead to the car stalling at junctions etc. You may also notice that it coughs and splutters a bit when idling.

Solution:

You will need to remove the throttle body and clean it out with a tooth brush and some throttle body cleaner. This will sort the issue. Watch the video below to see how this is done:

Difficulty level

3

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Throttle Body

Water leak in passenger front footwell

Problem:

The plenum chamber can get clogged up with leaves and debris, which results in water leaking into the front passenger footwell. The plenum chamber is located next to the window wiper mechanism below the windscreen.

Solution:

Unblocking the holes on the plenum chamber will allow the water to drain through the holes instead of leaking into the front passenger footwell.

Difficulty level

2

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EGR valve blocked

Problem:

The EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) valve is prone to getting blocked up with a carbon build-up, resulting in hesitation and rough engine idling. You will particularly notice a lack of acceleration.

Solution:

You can remove the EGR valve and clean it out with a toothbrush and some carb cleaner. This should sort the problem. Watch the video below to see how this is done:

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

EGR Valve

DPF warning light

Problem:

If the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) warning light has appeared on the dashboard it is most likely due to an issue with the DPF being blocked. Cars fitted with the DPF are not particularly well-suited for use in short journeys, such as around town. If they are only used in this situation then the DPF can unfortunately get clogged up.

Solution:

You can take your car out onto an open road and drive at around 2500 rpm in fourth gear for 5-10 miles, which allows the DPF to get hot enough to burn off those unwanted particles. This should turn off the DPF warning light on the dashboard. If the light stays on then it could be a faulty DPF sensor, or you may need to manually remove the DPF and clean it out.

Difficulty level

1

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Wing mirror indicator failure

Problem:

The wing mirror indicators are known to fail due to water leaking into the LED lights

Solution:

You will need to replace the wing mirror indicators to resolve this issue. Search for your Skoda Octavia replacement wing mirror indicators

Difficulty level

3

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Reading these common Skoda Octavia problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Skoda Octavia – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Skoda Octavia does have one of these issues.