Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Skoda Superb hatchback?
This is a long and fairly wide car, so check the bodywork and alloy wheels carefully for any damage. Make sure the rear seats fold as they should. Look at the condition of the carpet in the boot, as well as the operation of the tailgate.
Check the interior for any stains on the carpet or seat fabric and make sure all the electrical items work as they should.
Rear wheel bearing
The rear wheel bearing housing on some Superbs assembled between 1 August 2017 and 31 August 2017 could shatter because the metal wasn't hardened correctly during manufacture. If your car is affected, it will need to have new housings fitted at a Skoda dealer.
Slow airbag inflation
The driver's airbag on a small number of cars made between 8 January 2018 and 28 February 2018 might not inflate quickly enough in a collision and will require a new unit to be installed by a dealer to fix the problem.
Airbag and seatbelt tensioners
The airbags and seatbelt tensioners on some Superb models built between 1 May 2016 and 31 November 2016 might not trigger in a collision, potentially causing injury. Speak to your local dealer to find out if your car is one of those affected. They'll need to reinstall all the relevant airbags and seatbelt tensioners to eradicate the problem.