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Volkswagen Australia has recalled the MY17 and MY18 Amarok over concerns a poorly fitting clip could damage the power steering return hose.

According to the company, the damaged hose could cause a hydraulic fluid leak, which in turn can create a loss of power steering assistance. The car’s handling is affected if the power steering fails, heightening the risk of accident.

A total of 6307 cars is affected by the recall – a list of the included VIN numbers is here.

Volkswagen will contact owners of the affected vehicles, and tell them to contact their nearest dealer for a fix.

Concerned owners can call Volkswagen Customer Care on 1800 607 822 for more information.

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