Why do the windows open automatically, after the car is locked, on Skoda Octavias?

The letter from KW, Harlow, about all the windows on his Skoda fully opening after he'd locked and left it struck a painful chord with me. I've had two Skoda Octavias, excellent cars in every other respect except in this. With each of my two Skodas I've had the windows open after I've locked and left them. On one occasion at night it rained heavily and the interior was soaked; we did what we could to mop up but rode home sitting on black plastic sacks. It really isn't good enough for Skoda to design their vehicles so that a function on the remote control or a damp locking ECU in the driver's door can cause the windows to open in this way. I don't know of any other make of car where you'd get this.

Asked on 24 December 2010 by PL, Exeter

Answered by Honest John
It's a standard VAG fault common on Volkswagens, Audis, Skodas and SEATs since 1996. Might be from jiggling the button on the fob or might be from moisture ingress to the ECU in the driver's door.
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