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Used Skoda Roomster Fault Guides

Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Skoda Roomster faults and wear items that can become problems and big bills for their owner.

Independent research indicated that using our fault guides to check a car before you buy it can save you an average of £300 in surprise bills and hidden problems.

That's because our Skoda Roomster fault guides are written so that anyone can understand them – even if you know nothing about cars and have no tools. For every common fault, we tell you what to look for, what it means and what it costs.

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Skoda Roomster (2006-) Fault Guide


Skoda Roomster (2006-) Fault Guide

View Skoda Roomster (2006-) Fault Guide

We know of 12 SKODA Roomster (2006-) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 4 engine faults
  • 4 suspension wear items or faults
  • 3 interior problems
  • 0 bodywork issues
  • 1 recalls

Here's an example fault on the SKODA Roomster (2006-)

What to look for:

Check the cars service book. The book should tell you how the engine is branded as there are different engine codes for different versions of this engine. You are looking for ‘AQW’ branded engines. If the car has an ‘AQW’ branded engine then look at the engine oil level by opening the bonnet and checking the dipstick. It should be between the markers.

What it means:

If the oil level is low in an ‘AQW’ branded engine then this can be because of a fault with the valves – this means all the valves will need to be replaced.

What to do

If you find this fault and the car is under warranty (3 years or 60,000 miles) then Skoda may repair it for free. Otherwise try to negotiate a discount of £1000.00 off of the price of the car or have the repair carried out as part of the deal. Be aware that ‘AQW’ branded engines can be less reliable than other 1.2 petrol 3 cylinder units with different branding.


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