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
10 Mar 2021
Model Years 2015 - 2018
19,936 affected vehicles
VIN (Vehicle identification number)
See attached VIN list
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
Traders who sold this product
Authorised Volkswagen dealers
Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
- 1 August 2016 - 1 March 2019
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.