2016 Skoda Octavia, Rapid recalled for child lock fix

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Skoda Australia has issued a recall for 91 Octavia III and 23 Rapid vehicles from its 2016 model year, over concerns the child lock could fail.

The Czech manufacturer reports a manufacturing fault may have damaged the detent lever of the child lock, which can result in the active child lock being switched off without warning.

If the fault occurs, a child could potentially open a rear door with the child lock on, which could obstruct the path of a third party, posing a risk of injury to that third party and to occupants of the vehicle. The vehicle could also be damaged as a result.

This is the second Volkswagen Group recall for the child lock fault, with the 2016 Golf, Polo and Tiguan all called back for the same issue a fortnight ago.

Owners of the affected Octavia and Rapid vehicles will be contacted via mail. For more information, customers can contact their local service centre or contact Volkswagen customer care on 1800 607 822.

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