Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd - Volkswagen Amarok MY2015-2018 Recall

A recall notice for Volkswagen Amarok MY2015-2018 supplied by Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd as The cable for the spare wheel winch can be weakened and snap when used under certain conditions (extreme dirt/dust exposure). The spare wheel will then only be secured by the secondary securing strap.

Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd - Volkswagen Amarok MY2015-2018

PRA No.

2021/18861

Date published

10 Mar 2021

Campaign number

66L9

Product description

Volkswagen Amarok
Model Years 2015 - 2018

19,936 affected vehicles

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

See attached VIN list

VIN list.xlsx (237.12 KB)

What are the defects?

The cable for the spare wheel winch can be weakened and snap when used under certain conditions (extreme dirt/dust exposure). The spare wheel will then only be secured by the secondary securing strap.

What are the hazards?

If the spare wheel detaches, this may result in an accident and injury or death to other road users.

What should consumers do?

Affected consumers will be contacted directly by Volkswagen to organise an inspection and repair, free of charge.

Owners of affected vehicles can also contact the Volkswagen Recall Campaign Hotline on 1800 504 076 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am-8pm AEST) or visit https://www.volkswagen.com.au/app/locals/find-dealer

Supplier

Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd

Traders who sold this product

Authorised Volkswagen dealers

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

  • 1 August 2016 - 1 March 2019

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.