Volkswagen India has stated that it is working to improve the performance of its vehicles’ air conditioning systems.
Following problems with the fuel pumps on the Kushaq, Slavia, and Taigun, Skoda and Volkswagen now appear to be having issues with the air conditioning units on the same vehicles.
As the temperature rises in preparation for the monsoon, several Skoda and Volkswagen customers are complaining of faulty air conditioning and inadequate cooling, with some even venting their frustrations on online forums and social media platforms.
Some Kushaq, Slavia, and Taigun owners have complained about ineffective climate control systems on the internet, prompting Skoda and Volkswagen to respond.
In a response to a Twitter user, Zac Hollis, director, Sales and Marketing, Skoda India, said, “We are aware of this concern from some customers and our engineers are looking into how we can improve the performance of the AC.” “As soon as we have any new information, I’ll post it here.” Meanwhile, the service centers are stocked with tips on how to get the most out of the air conditioner.”
“We are aware that a few customers might have faced AC cooling concerns, especially in the regions where the temperatures are soaring high,” Volkswagen India’s official handle tweeted in response to another Twitter user concerned about the Taigun’s air conditioning. There’s a chance it’ll take longer to get the cabin temperature to where the occupants want it. Please know that our technical teams are investigating the improvements in AC performance in specific operating conditions. In the meantime, please visit your local dealership and they will be happy to assist you.”
We also mentioned in our Honda City vs. Skoda Slavia comparison that the Honda City’s air conditioner was more efficient and cooled the cabin much faster than the Slavia’s. The Slavia’s unit not only takes longer to cool the cabin, but it also has a loud blower. The climate control units in Skoda and Volkswagen don’t seem as effortless as those in Japanese and Korean rivals, and in full-auto mode, the fan runs at maximum speed for much longer than in rival brands.
Interestingly, the Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT that we currently have had a similar issue and was not effectively cooling the cabin as it once was. However, when the car was taken to a Skoda service center, the AC filter was discovered to be clogged with dust.
We contacted Skoda and Volkswagen for clarification and a better understanding of the situation, and we’ll update this article as soon as we hear back. Keep an eye on this.