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Skoda Kushaq EPC issue continues even after fuel pump replacement
Published: December 2, 2022
Soon after the arrival of the all-new Skoda Kushaq in the Indian market last year, a series of complaints surfaced on social media blaming the car for throwing Electronic Power Unit (EPC) error. Skoda claimed to rectify the problem by installing a more “robust” fuel pump. However, customers are still facing similar problems.
Most Skoda Kushaq owners have complained about the EPC failure on an owner’s group on Facebook. The owner mentioned that he was stranded in the middle of the night on the road after the car stopped. It was an EPC owner that forced the Kushaq to stop. The customer faced the issue after he replaced the pump in his car last year.
The owner called the Skoda Roadside Assistance who came to tow the vehicle and park it in a service centre. Many prospective buyers are now questioning the quality of the product on the social media platforms.
Not first such problem
This is not the first time that an owner has faced the EPC issue even after replacing the fuel pump with the new robust pump. After several customers complained about the same, Skoda started replacing the fuel pump with new more robust fuel pumps. Skoda’s Director – Sales and Marketing, India Zac Hollis informed customers on Twitter that Skoda is now offering a more robust fuel pump to be fitted on the Kushaq. Zac also said that the Skoda workshop will start calling the customers to replace the fuel pumps as soon as there is adequate stock available. However, Skoda has not publicly shared any information on the replacement.
Skoda had identified the EPC failure due to the failing fuel pump. Skoda also says that the fuel pump fails due to the varied fuel quality available all through India. Several owners of Skoda Kushaq have faced a similar problem in the past where the car stopped working and the “EPC” came on the instrument cluster.
It seems like the issue is something else. Skoda says that the EPC light in the instrument cluster can turn on due to software glitches, engine management issues, rat bites and because of bad quality of fuel. Moreover, the EPC issue is only found on the 1.0 TSI engine. The first EPC issues were caused because of the varied fuel quality that we get in India.
Skoda Kushaq is the safest SUV in India
Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun, which are based on the same platform became India’s safest cars recently. Both the cars scored 29.64 points out of 34 for adult safety protection and 42 points out of 49 for child safety. Both the cars come with front airbags and ESC as standard, which helped the cars get the highest ratings. The cars were tested using the new protocols, which are more stringent.