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Skoda Octavia recalled in India over faulty child locksSkoda India

As recall woes continue to hit the Indian market, Czech auto-maker Skoda has issued a fresh recall of its Octavia sedan in India to fix a problem with the child locks on the door.

The recall includes 539 units of Octavia that were manufactured between November 2015 and April 2016, reports Team BHP. The owners of the affected model will be contacted by the dealers of the company and the inspection of the faulty child locks will take 12 minutes. The company will also replace the parts if necessary. The inspection and the replacement will be done free of cost.

The Octavia recall comes two days after Mahindra recalled its SUV Rexton in the country. Mahindra took back its Rextons to the workshop, which were manufactured before September 2014 to rectify faulty rear driveshaft.

Meanwhile, Skoda is planning to bring the performance version of the Octavia in India soon. The Octavia vRS will be powered by an in-line four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that develops 217bhp at 4,500-6,200rpm and 350Nm of torque at 1,500-4,400rpm, mated to a six-speed DSG gearbox with Tiptronic manual gear changing. The Octavia vRS will be priced around Rs. 30 lakh.

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