Should Skoda change my automatic for a manual under warranty?
I recently traded in a three year old Skoda Yeti 1.6 diesel for a one year old Skoda Yeti 1.2 DSG petrol to avoid all the oil burner pitfalls. But the new car has had to go in under warranty for a clutch replacement after only 6000 miles. I've asked to have the car changed for a manual under Skoda's 30 day agreement but are jibbing saying it is outside there 30 days, but I pointed out it was reported within the time and they could only look at it this week. Also they say this is a manufacturing fault on these seven speeders, is that true? The car was a Motability car and I don't need a auto, but they gave me a reasonable trade in at the end of March for the diesel. Where do I stand with this?
They have to fix it, but they don't have to give you your money back or swap it for a manual. The clutch pack will have failed because of the way the (disabled) Motability leasee was driving it. Clutch packs are more of a problem on Ford Fiesta and Focus Powershifts. With DSGs, the big problem was the Mechatronics.
Answered by Honest John on