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2015-18 Volkswagen Amarok recalled

Volkswagen Australia has recalled almost 20,000 examples of its Amarok ute to fix a problem with the spare wheel mounting.

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Scott Collie
Scott Collie
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Volkswagen has recalled the 2015-2018 Amarok ute to fix a problem with its spare wheel winch.

The company says the cable for the spare wheel winch can be “weakened and snap when used under certain conditions (extreme dust/dirt exposure)”.

If the problem occurs, the “spare wheel will then only be secured by the secondary securing strap”.

  • A total of 19,936 cars are included in the recall
  • Affected cars were built between 1 August 2016 and 1 March 2019
  • A VIN list of affected vehicles is attached here
  • The original recall notice is attached here

Volkswagen Australia will contact owners of the affected vehicles and advise them to organise a free fix with their nearest dealer.

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Scott Collie
Scott Collie

Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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