Emergency system fault triggers Skoda recall

After a crash, around 26,000 Skoda vehicles may not be able to contact the e-call emergency call system required in the EU.

Skoda Kamiq

It is supposed to establish an automatic connection to the rescue control center and quickly guide emergency personnel to the scene of the accident. For this reason, the Czech VW subsidiary has recalled Kamiq and Scala, manufactured between March 2019 to February 2020, to the workshops for an approximately one-hour software update.


According to a brand spokesman, this is due to a program error in the OCU control unit. The abbreviation stands for “Online Connectivity Unit.” “The customer can recognize the fault on the frozen welcome screen and on the yellow flashing LED at the E-Call button,” said the spokesman.

The upcoming campaign with the internal code “91Y8” affects significantly more vehicles. In Germany, just over 7,000 SUVs and compact cars have to be processed. After the remedial action, the contractor places a printout of the digital service plan in the service folder.

Contact the author: christianfloyd@wheelsjoint.com



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