Just five new Volkswagen Amaroks have been recalled after a fault which could cause the dual-cab ute’s driveshaft to fail was discovered.
Volkswagen Australia has recalled five examples of its 2023 Volkswagen Amarok ute, citing a risk of the dual-cab’s rear driveshaft failing.
The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “Due to a manufacturing defect, the rear driveshaft bolts may not have been sufficiently tightened during production and could become loose and detach. If this occurs, it may lead to a sudden loss of motive power.
“A sudden loss of motive power whilst driving could increase the risk of accident, causing injury or death to the vehicle occupants and/or other road users.”
A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the five vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.
Volkswagen has advised owners of affected vehicles to contact their preferred Volkswagen dealership to schedule an appointment to have the vehicle inspected and rectified, free of charge.
Alternatively, owners can find more information by calling Volkswagen Australia on 1800 504 076 or emailing [email protected].