Skoda Octavia is not ready for serial productionAugust 21, 2020
Following the much-talked about ID.3, new mid-range cars such as the Golf and Octavia also faced a number of software issues. According to Czech media, Skoda employees are categorical and believe that Octavia is not sufficiently prepared for serial production.
In 2020, in addition to coronavirus, other difficulties appeared in the Volkswagen Group. According to a Skoda union member, employees are nervous and angry: they say that fixing software problems in the latest generation Octavia is a gigantic time-consuming task that causes significant delays in the entire production process and increases workload. In older vehicles, the software update took less than five minutes, but now it takes 30 minutes per vehicle to resolve the issue.
“We have never experienced this,” said a Skoda union member. “The vehicle’s production readiness is in a very poor state.” According to employees, the problems will not end in the long term, since the upcoming Enyaq iV has the same problems and, in order to fix them, it is necessary to stop production for an average of three hours per machine.
The new Volkswagen Golf, Seat Leon, Audi A3 and Skoda Octavia take a significant step forward in technical terms, but they refuse to accept these new gadgets already at the beginning of their life cycle. In mid-May, Skoda stopped supplying Octavia due to problems with the eCall assistance system. Delivery was resumed in June, and in August there was a recall of all already delivered Octavia, produced in the period from November 21, 2019 to May 11, 2020.
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