Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Skoda Kamiq hatchback?
The Kamiq hasn't been out long and most examples for sale will be found as part of the used approved scheme through a Skoda main dealer and should, therefore, look pretty much as new.
Do still complete all the usual checks for kerb damage and scratches and dents to the bodywork and paint as you would with any other used car purchase. Also, inspect the interior for any signs of stains to carpets and seat covers.
When we ran a long term Kamiq, the infotainment system came under some criticism for crashing. A similar system in the Scala we tried also game some trouble and required an update, so make sure the system you're using is running the latest software.
What are the most common problems with a used Skoda Kamiq hatchback?
Emergency call system
There have been two recalls issued relating to the emergency call system, which automatically sends an SOS signal to the emergency service either when the 'SOS' button is pushed, or when the system deems it necessary to (such as when the airbags are deployed in a collision). However, a software issue on examples made between 10 July 2019 and 7 February 2020 could prevent the system from functioning correctly and will require an update at a Skoda dealer.
In addition to this, some Kamiqs built between 27 August and 17 September 2019 will need to have the online connectivity unit (OCU) that is a part of this feature replaced as part of the second recall.
Is a used Skoda Kamiq hatchback reliable?
The Kamiq is a little too new to have appeared in our latest What Car? Reliability survey, however, Skoda as a brand managed an excellent fifth-place finish out of 31 car manufacturers, so hopefully, the Kamiq will be equally dependable.
If you would like to see the full reliability list, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.
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