2004 Skoda Fabia - Falling to bits.

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Falling to bits.
Jul 14, 2010 (9 years ago)
I have been driving for over fifty years and have never had a car that has had the two following faults.
Last year a safety belt failed and this year an electric window and yet Skoda appear to consider this unexceptional.
The plate that holds the electric window winding gear was held on with pop rivets, not screws, not nuts and bolts but pop rivets. When the mechanic took it off he found that a square corner bracket on the lifting gear was broken which was not surprising because it was made from plastic and probably cost about two pence.
Needless to say it was not possible to replace the cheap plastic bracket at a cost of two pence I had to pay £70.00 plus for a new plate and then two hours labour on top. Needless to say I will not be buying another Skoda.

Car: Skoda Fabia
Year: 2004
Category: Leaks & Noises
Recalls: Skoda Fabia Recalls
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whittingehame
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Jul 16, 2010 (9 years ago)
Quite common for rivets to be used , not only on Skodas but other makes also .Can remember replacing window regulator on a Ford Fiesta many years ago and that was what was used way back then .
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Aug 3, 2010 (9 years ago)
One would have thought that the car makers would have advanced since those days but all they want to do is to make as much as they can from a busted part. They could have modified the fault out as other makers have.
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