Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Skoda Karoq estate?
Visibility in the Karoq is pretty good, but there are no front parking sensors on lower trim levels, so make sure to check the extremities for scuffs and marks, and the same goes for the alloy wheels.
You’ll also want to pay close attention to the interior, because a Karoq is likely to have been bought by families to carry children. Look out for stains, scratches and broken plastics throughout as signs of a less-than-sympathetic former ownership. Don’t forget to fold down the tray tables in the back, if fitted, to check them out too.
A-pillar interior moulding
Early cars manufactured between 21 October 2017 and 31 December 2017 had an issue with the interior moulding that covers the A-pillar near the windscreen: the fleece covering the moulding could peel off the moulding, which could then splinter in cold weather if the curtain airbag deploys from behind it in a collision, leading to potential injuries. Check with your nearest Skoda dealer to find out if your car still needs this recall to be carried out.