The DSG in my low mileage 2011 Skoda Fabia has failed - should Skoda cover the cost?
I purchased a 2011 Skoda Fabia TSI with 19,119 miles on in May 2014. Today - with 31,800 miles on the clock - the DSG has died. The car is only driven about 4000 miles per year. How do I go about pursuing the dealer or Skoda with this issue?Personally, I don't think this should have happened with such low mileage.
Although the seven-speed dry clutch DSG is almost notorious for failures, I don't think you can get very far here. Firstly, it is +/- six years old this year and if it was more than six years old when the DSG failed there is no manufacturer liability at all. If the car was fully serviced on time by Skoda dealers then it should have been TSB recalled for the transmission to have its fluid changed from synthetic to mineral in around 2013/2014 and that may never have happened, but proving liability will be difficult. If the fault is with the mechatronics you may still get some help from Skoda. If it's the clutch pack, then that's much cheaper, but I doubt you'll get any goodwill.
Answered by Honest John on