|skoda fabia electrical problems - chrisa|
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I have a skoda fabia tdi which is now 3.5 years old and out of warranty. The car has had the usual electric faults throughout its life.
It has now developed another major fault which I need help with. It started with the power steering light comming on and the pump turning itself off when you are driving! After you reset the ignition its okay. Then it developed into the temp gauge starting to give false readings, then the dash lights started to flicker along with the headlights. The car has had the usual faults with the windows and mirrors swaping round, and all of the dash gauges doing strange things which has ment several electrical control units being replaced about 8 months ago under warrany.
I took the car to the dealer where they were totally disinterested and because the car was out of warrany refused to help without £44 + vat per hour, and thats to connect it to the computer, which he tells me would not say what the faults are anyway!.
The dealer did say that skoda knows of the problem and suggested replacing the wiring loom at £800 due to water getting into the loom, hmm thanks, I was told to ring skoda and ask about a good will claim, I have called but the operator lied to me and said they have had no other cars with this fault before, and they would call back, so far no call.
has anyone got any idea's on how to fix this. or success at good will claims? anything is greatly received.