2023 Volkswagen Amarok recalled due to rear driveshaft failure

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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.

Despite being twinned with the Ford Ranger under its bodywork, the Amarok is built for Volkswagen in South Africa – not Thailand like its Blue Oval counterpart.

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.”

Date of recall notice 30 November 2023
Make Volkswagen
Model Amarok
Year 2023
Vehicles affected 5
VIN list Click here to download the list of affected VINs
Contact link Click here to contact the manufacturer

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].

Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, currently residing in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be found on weekends either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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