Skoda is planning to recall the 2009-10 produced premium sedans, Skoda Laura to India. It has issued a recall for the small fraction of the model, which comprise of 663 units. Under the recall, the sedan receives a software update for the ABS/ESC control unit of the braking system to provide safer riding experience for the rider.
Skoda Auto India has introduced the second-generation of the Skoda Octavia as the Skoda Laura in 2005, which received a major update in 2009 and was discontinued in 2013 in the Indian market. Now, with the software update, it is going to make a comeback in the country.
Under the service action alerts, the said update has been first showcased at the Skoda India’s website and now Skoda has also informed that it will conduct service campaign for the software update in the Laura range models. The affected products were manufactured between September 5 to November 19 in 2017.
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) prevents the wheels from getting locked while aggressive braking and avoids uncontrolled skidding of the wheels. On the other hand, the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) ensures the stability of the wheels during emergency braking. The said update will focus on the fine-tuning of the ABS and ESC of the car, which are now outdated.
The carmaker has ensured that the customers will be contacted personally by the authorized dealers to schedule appointments for updating the software of their sedan. The entire process of updating the car will take an hour approximately. Moreover, the best part is that the service will be done free of cost.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has also issued a recall of its latest SUV, Jeep Compass last week in the country. The front passenger airbag of around 1,200 units of the Jeep Compass is to be replaced in the recall.