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Used Skoda Superb Fault Guides

Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Skoda Superb 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 Superb 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 Superb (2002 - 2008) Fault Guide
Skoda Superb (2008-) Fault Guide


Skoda Superb (2002 - 2008) Fault Guide

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We know of 9 SKODA Superb (2002 - 2008) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

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

Here's an example fault on the SKODA Superb (2002 - 2008)

What to look for:

Check the paperwork to see if the cam belt has been changed on schedule. On most engines the cam belt should be changed within 5 years or 60,000 miles. Some diesel engines have change intervals of up to 80,000 or 120,000 miles.

What it means:

If the cam belt and associated parts (such as rollers and tensioner) have not been changed, and the mileage is over these boundaries, the cam belt is likely to fail soon. Usually the engine has to be replaced or at least re-built after a cam belt failure.

What to do

Ensure that the cam belt is changed before the car is driven anywhere if it is coming close to its interval. Changing the belt will cost £350 - £400.


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Skoda Superb (2008-) Fault Guide

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We know of 12 SKODA Superb (2008-) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 3 engine faults
  • 2 suspension wear items or faults
  • 3 interior problems
  • 2 bodywork issues
  • 2 recalls

Here's an example fault on the SKODA Superb (2008-)

What to look for:

The Superb has the option of two servicing programmes - the initial choice of which is up to the first owner but a buyer of a second hand Superb can swap from one to the other. The first option is “LongLife” servicing programme. One this option the servicing is at 20,000 (petrol) or 30,000 (diesel) The other servicing option is “Time and Distance” servicing which is every 10,000 miles or every 12 months.

What it means:

Check the mileage/servicing option to make sure there is no service due. Be aware that the “LongLife” servicing is mainly for high mileage users and the “Time and Distance” for lower mileage users. This can give an indication as to how the car has been used.

What to do

If there is a service due then negotiate £150.00/250.00 off of the price unless the car is on “LongLife” servicing and close to 60,000 miles – in this case try to bring the price down by £400.00.


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