2015 Volkswagen Amarok recalled

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Volkswagen Australia has recalled 1611 model-year 2015 Amarok utes over a potential issue with the bolts for the front brake callipers.

The recall notice posted on the website of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission states that the bolts may not have been tightened with the specified torque.

“If bolt tension is lost, the loose brake calliper makes noises, damages the wheel and under very unfavourable circumstances the calliper can cause a wheel to lock up which could cause a loss of control and possibly an accident,” the statement said.

Volkswagen Australia public relations manager Kurt McGuiness told us today that there had been no reported local instances of brake issues with Australian-market Amaroks.

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 504 076.