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Skoda Fabia: Services, modifications and technical alterations

Skoda Fabia Owners Manual

Skoda Fabia / Skoda Fabia Owners Manual / General Maintenance / Car care / Services, modifications and technical alterations

The instructions and guidelines issued by ŠKODA AUTO a.s. must be observed when making any modifications, repairs or technical changes to your vehicle.

Compliance with these guidelines and instructions is in the interest of the roadworthiness and technical condition of your vehicle. The vehicle will comply with road traffic regulations following the modifications, repairs and technical changes.

Always consult a ŠKODA Partner before buying accessories or parts, or before carrying out any modifications, repairs or technical alterations to your vehicle.

WARNING

  • Work not properly performed on your vehicle can lead to faults - there is a risk of an accident resulting in serious injury
  • We recommend only having these modifications and technical changes performed by a specialist garage.
  • Interference on the electronic components and their software can lead to operational faults. This interference can also impair not directly affected systems because of the networking of the electronic components. The operational safety of the vehicle may be at significant risk and parts may suffer increased wear.
  • The ŠKODA Partner cannot assume any liability for products which have not been approved by ŠKODA AUTO a.s. even though these may be products with a type approval or have been approved by a nationally recognised testing laboratory.
  • We advise you only to use ŠKODA Original Accessories and ŠKODA Original Parts which have been expressly approved for use on your vehicle. Reliability, safety and suitability for your vehicle are guaranteed with these.
  • ŠKODA Original Accessories and ŠKODA Original Parts can be purchased from a ŠKODA Partner who will also fit the purchased parts correctly.

For the sake of the environment

Technical documents regarding changes carried out on the vehicle must be kept by the vehicle user, in order to be handed over to the recyclers later. This ensures that vehicle recycling is in accordance with environmental regulations.

Note

Any damage caused by technical alterations made without the approval of the manufacturer is excluded from the » Service schedule warranty.

ŠKODA Original Parts

We recommend the use of ŠKODA Genuine Parts for your vehicle, since these parts are approved by ŠKODA AUTO a.s. They correspond exactly to ŠKODA AUTO a.s. specifications in respect of design, dimensional accuracy and material and are identical to the components used in the batch production.

ŠKODA AUTO a.s. can guarantee the safety, suitability, and long life of these products. We therefore recommend that you only use ŠKODA Genuine Parts.

ŠKODA AUTO a.s. supplies the market with a complete range of ŠKODA Genuine Parts not only while the model is still in production but with wear-and-tear parts for at least 15 years after the end of series production and with all other vehicle parts for at least 10 years.

ŠKODA service partners are liable for any defects in ŠKODA original parts for a period of 2 years after sale in accordance with materials defect liability under the law unless otherwise agreed in the purchase agreement. You should keep the confirmed warranty certificate and the receipt for these components for this period, so that the commencement of the warranty term may be verified.

Body repairs

ŠKODA vehicles are designed so that if the body suffers damage, it is only necessary to replace those parts which are in fact damaged.

Before you decide to have damaged body parts replaced, however, you should first contact your specialist garage to determine whether or not such parts can also be repaired. Repairs to body parts are usually cheaper.

ŠKODA Original Accessories

You should note the following if you wish to fit accessories to your vehicle: We recommend that you use ŠKODA Genuine Accessories in your vehicle.

ŠKODA AUTO a.s. offers a warranty on the reliability, safety and suitability for your particular vehicle of these accessories. Although we constantly monitor the market, we are not able to assess or offer a warranty on other products even though in some instances such products may have a type approval or may have been approved by a nationally recognised approval authority.

All accessory products go through a fastidious process of technical development (technical tests) and quality inspection (customer tests), and only if all tests are positive does the product become a ŠKODA Genuine Accessory.

Our ŠKODA Genuine Accessories service also provides expert advice and professional fitting if requested by the customer.

ŠKODA Service Partners are liable for any defects in ŠKODA Genuine Parts for a period of 2 years after installation or delivery in accordance with materials defect liability legislation, unless otherwise agreed in the purchase contract or in any other agreements. You should keep the confirmed warranty certificate and the receipt for these accessories for this period, so that the commencement of the warranty term may be verified.

In addition, ŠKODA Service Partners also stock a range of suitable car care products as well as those parts which are subject to natural wear and tear, such as tyres, batteries, bulbs and wiper blades.

Note

The accessories authorized by ŠKODA AUTO a.s. will be offered by the ŠKODA Partners in all countries where ŠKODA AUTO a.s. has a sales and service network.

This will usually be in the form of a printed catalogue of Original ŠKODA Accessories, in the form of separate printed brochures or in the form of offers for ŠKODA Genuine Accessories on the ŠKODA Partner's website.

Spoiler

The following instructions shall be observed if your new vehicle is equipped with a spoiler fitted to the front bumper in combination with the spoiler on the tailgate.

  • For safety reasons the vehicle must only ever be equipped with a spoiler on the front bumper in combination with the associated spoiler on the tailgate.
  • A spoiler cannot be fitted alone on the front bumper nor in combination without a spoiler on the tailgate or in combination with an inappropriate spoiler on the tailgate.
  • We recommend that you consult a ŠKODA Service Partner for any repairs, replacement, fitting or removal of spoilers.

WARNING

Work not properly performed on the spoilers on your vehicle can result in faults - there is a risk of an accident and serious injury.

Airbags

The system components for the airbag system may be found in the front bumper, doors, front seats, the roof lining or in the bodywork.

WARNING

Any work on the airbag system including the installation and removal of system components due to other repair work (e.g. removal of the steering wheel) must only be carried out by a specialist garage.

  • Adjustments, repairs and modifications which have been carried out unprofessionally can cause damage, operational faults, and can also seriously impair the effectiveness of airbag system – there is the risk of an accident and fatal injury.
  • The airbag system must be replaced if an airbag has been deployed. Airbag modules cannot be repaired.

WARNING

Observe the following instructions for the airbag system.

  • It is prohibited to tamper with individual parts of the airbag system as this might result in the airbag being deployed.
  • Never install any airbag parts into the vehicle that have been removed from old cars or have been recycled.
  • Never fit damaged airbag parts to a vehicle. The airbags may then not be triggered properly or not at all in the event of an accident.
  • No modifications of any kind must be made to parts of the airbag system.

WARNING

  • A change in the suspension of the vehicle including the use of non-approved wheels and tyre combinations can alter the functioning of the airbag system - there is a risk of accident and fatal injury.
  • Never make any changes to the front bumper or bodywork.
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