logo | Car Reviews, News and Features

Quick car review finder - select below

Ask Us Anything

Please ask your question in the box below. We will answer it as soon as possible.

Please note that we may edit the text of your question and that, if you provide your name and town, these will appear with your question. No other personal or contact information will be displayed or made public.

Top Categories

Known faults on the 2009 Skoda Octavia?

Have there been any known faults on the 2009 Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDI 105hp?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Tom Walsh (Co) - Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:41

Neil Briscoe Answered by: Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor - @neilmbriscoe


Hi Tom,

There are a few known faults. Issues with the diesel particulate filter are common, so check and see if the car has had maintenance done on that. Blown turbos are also a common fault, so if throttle response seems sluggish, that could be the cause. The 1.9 TDI engine needs a cam belt change every 100,000km so make sure that’s been done. Exhaust gas recirculation valves can go faulty, and the signs will be an engine that’s rough at idle. DSG gearboxes can be troublesome if they haven't been serviced properly, while the front anti-roll bar bushes can deteriorate.

0 responses

Already a member?

If you are already registered, you can log in to send your question. Otherwise, please complete the following. Only your name is mandatory, but if you enter your email address, you will be notified when your question has been answered by our experts.