2003 Skoda Octavia Ambient 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland
Excellent, except for the rattles
Seat belt receiver failed at 30000 miles.
Master cylinder (brakes) failed at 31000 miles, both issues resolved by dealer at no cost.
An annoying rattle has developed at 37000 miles inside both rear doors and is intermittent in the drivers door.
Perfect except for the rattling doors. It is making the car unpleasant to drive even on good roads. Every possible action was taken by both myself and the dealer to try and cure the problem including, adjusting the receivers, lubricating the door seals, removing and stripping down the doors, but to no avail. The suspension was also examined. If anyone has a cure for this I would be over the moon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th June, 2006
19th Sep 2006, 12:29
I have a Skoda Octavia 2 estate, and the rattling doors are driving me round the bend too! I have spoke to the dealer, and Skoda are aware of the problem, and the cure is to have some newly revised seals fitted which apparenly stop the noises. I would suggest you contact the dealer as they should know about the revised part being available.