Fabia caught fire while driving

By for Skoda Fabia 2010-2015 2013-04-27 03:38:51.0
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Pros : Only European name

Cons : After sales


Look and Style: Looks great compared to other hatchbacks and the quality of materials also good.   Comfort: The engine is very noicy and the AC blower too very noicy. Otherwise comfortable to drive.   Pickup: Great pick up even with AC on.   Mileage: In city get an average of 15km/l and on highways get 20+   Best Features: Pick up and high torque   Needs to improve: After sales service sucks. Also after 3 years high maintenance costs.   Overall Experience:My car was 1.4 TDI Ambiente. Just after 5 years, while driving, the car caught fire in the middle of city. Smoke noticed and drove a little distsnce to find a parking, by this time smoke turned into fire and the people around shouted to get out. Some one called the fire force and before the diesel tank caught fire the fireforce brought down the fire. Probably the aircon motor caused the fire, as with AC some burning smell noticed initially. Skoda was not interested to find the cause of fire, since the warrenty was over. Expected a European company would do a root cause analysis. Engine completely burned out and I had to scrap the car for Rs 80K. Only good thing, the central lock did not fail, while the boot lock failed. Children and wife safely escaped through the doors.  

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  • Bimal |23 Jun,2013 12:39:20 PM

    Dear Bro, It is a sad to hear the incident which happened to you, Thank god you guys escaped. But just i have to ask don't u see the engine temperature . Also i think u have used the AC for a long time. There must be something you have done.

  • jonathan |24 Jul,2013 02:44:56 PM

    you only need to clean the car if it gets dirty ...... otherwise you only have to have your car serviced every 15,000 kms .....which no other car offers.... you don't expect great mileage in any car from day one.... no car guarantees you mieage... a car needs to settle down it is just an extention of the driver's arms and legs ..... your car is what YOU are.... ! Any thing can catch fire if YOU intend .... else NO... I've used a Hyunday Santro since 1999 and then purchased a Skoda Fabia in 2011. inherent problems are always there...it is or us to maintain and take due care....anything for that matter... even an Iron box.....so be content

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