Skoda Octavia A5 Problems Used Car

Skoda Octavia A5
The second generation Skoda Octavia A5 - was issued from 2008 to the end of 2012. Thanks to the large and expressive headlights, the car got the nickname "Eyed", although it should be recognized that many people give her their sympathies not only for beautiful eyes. As with any car with mileage, this car has its advantages and disadvantages, today we will talk about them.
Skoda Octavia A5

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Second Generation Skoda Octavia A5Traditionally, Skoda Octavia is represented in three versions: "elevatorback", which got the most distribution among us; "Universal combi", as well as its pseudo off-road version called "Scout", which differs from the conventional wagon with an additional plastic body kit around the perimeter of the body and increased ground clearance. In general, as the experience of operation has shown, the Skoda Octavia A5 body has good corrosion resistance. To the disadvantages of body parts can be attributed front fogs, which can fog. In addition, daytime running light bulbs do not have a large resource, on average they work no more than a year. The cause of the breakdown is the burnout of the contact group, also the cover of the socle comes into disrepair, therefore it is necessary to change the light bulbs together with the cap. The tailgate lock is not reliable, and the tailgate often comes out of operation, for this reason the light bulb does not light up inside the trunk. In the course of operation, there were problems with the electric windows, not infrequently when trying to raise the glass, the owners are faced with the fact that the glass starts to rise, and then it goes down. This is due to the contamination of the guides, and in order for the motor not to burn out, the thermal protection is activated, the system throws the glass down. This problem is eliminated quite easily, experts recommend that you clean the guides from dirt and lubricate them with silicone. Owners of Skoda Octavia A5 quite often criticize the interior conditioning system, or rather its compressor, which turned out to be very unreliable. And also the button for opening the central lock, eventually the contact group wears out in it, people start pressing the button harder and as a result it stops working and fails.
Skoda Octavia A5

Engines Skoda Octavia A5The line of motors designed for the second generation of Skoda Octavia A5 has been significantly refreshed, especially gasoline engines. In this version, the new engines of the TSI family with turbocharging and direct fuel injection, 1.2, 1.4 and 1.8 liters in size, were used, the last motor was replaced by a familiar two-liter FSI version of the pre-styling version, while the first two were designed only for European markets and are rare. The diesel version has a new 1.6-liter engine, but no cars have been officially supplied to us with this engine. The rest of the power units that were installed on the Skoda Octavia A5 are well known for the pre-styling version. As the domestic operating experience has shown, the TSI engine of 1.8 liters delivers the most problems, quite often the owners describe the problem of increased oil consumption in their reviews. So for example, with active operation, the consumption can be 500 - 800 grams per one thousand kilometers. In addition, if you drive with a low oil level, the chain tensioner may fail, because of this the chain can slip through the crankshaft gears, this will lead to a fatal meeting of valves with pistons. Owners of cars with this type of engine often note problems with the pump (loss of tightness and increased noisiness of the robots), solenoid valves for controlling the turbine, and often a high-pressure fuel pump breaks down. However, it should be noted that the manufacturer was aware of this problem, and in mid-2010 modernized this engine, eliminating all the weaknesses, so it is recommended to choose the versions that were released from the second half of 2010.

TransmissionThe choice of gearboxes intended for Skoda Octavia A5 is quite diverse, for the car is available five- and six-speed mechanics, a six-speed automatic, and also a robot DSG. As experience of operation shows, the most problems are delivered by the robotic transmission, which are manifested by characteristic jerks during switching from the first to the second gear and the turning on the rear gear. Experienced owners recommend to reflash the electronic control unit, if this procedure does not solve the problem, then it is necessary to change the faulty mechatronics unit or the worn clutch package. Mechanical and automatic transmission serve without any complaints. Is it possible that a little criticism of the mechanics, which was installed in tandem with diesel engines, it starts to disintegrate a two-mass flywheel at a run of about 150,000 km, this malfunction manifests itself with a characteristic crunch and a knock during the gear shift.
Skoda Octavia A5

Suspension of Skoda Octavia A5Structurally, the Octavia A5 Skoda suspension does not differ from the pre-styling version, there is a McPherson-type suspension in front, and at the rear there is a multi-link, on both axles stabilizer bars are installed. The good suspension of Octavia A5 will provide this car with a fairly good energy intensity, as well as good stability and controllability. The only thing you need to remember when choosing a charged version of RS (equipped with sports shock absorbers and low-profile tires) is that such a car will be quite tough, but it has excellent stability and controllability.
In the first place in the front suspension, the rear silencers of the front levers fail, this occurs with a run of 80000 km. Stabilizer stands are nursed at 100,000 km, front silent blocks run more than 140 thousand km, and ball supports up to 200,000 km. Although it is often difficult to maintain the service, metal bolts fasten the clip of the rear silentblocks to the aluminum subframe with time, and when unscrewed they easily break. Not bad and serves as a rear multi-lever, bushings and pillars of the rear stabilizer serve more than 100,000 km, 120 - 150 thousand go gum rear demolition levers. Not bad serve and hub bearings, but when you need to replace them have to fork out, because they need to be changed along with the hub.
In the rest, Skoda Octavia A5 has established itself as a very strong and reliable car.

Skoda Octavia A5
Skoda Octavia A5 won the hearts of many pragmatically-minded motorists - its good functionality, practicality, attractive appearance and generally not bad reliability.Pluses:
  • Nice design.
  • Strong and comfortable running.
  • A small fuel consumption.
  • Spacious interior and trunk.
  • Unreliable DSG transmission.
  • Increased oil consumption.
  • Unreliability of salon equipment.
If you are or have owned this car brand, please share your experience, indicating the strengths and weaknesses of the car. Perhaps your feedback will help others choose boo car.

After our review, you know about the problems with Skoda Octavia A5
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