Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd—Volkswagen Amarok
What are the defects?
A limited number of Amarok vehicles had fuel pipes incorrectly positioned during production. This defect, combined with vibrations in the engine bay, may lead to chafing or cracks developing in the fuel pipes.
In addition, a secondary issue has been identified with genuine towbars fitted to the same range of Amarok vehicles. The towball does not comply with the height requirements of ADR 62/02.
What are the hazards?
If the defect occurs, diesel fuel may leak and cause a vehicle fire. Continual use of the non ADR tow hitch may also result in cracks to the tow bar bracket, posing a hazard to the driver and other road users.
What should consumers do?
A letter is being sent to affected owners of the vehicles. For further information, customers can contact their local Volkswagen Authorised Service Centre or contact Volkswagen Customer care on 1800 607 822.
Authorised Volkswagen dealers.
Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development is the responsible regulator for this recall.