Volkswagen NZ recalling 70 Amarok utes to check brakes

Volkswagen NZ recalling 70 Amarok utes to check brakes

Volkswagen New Zealand is recalling 70 Amarok utes due to a potential issue with the bolts for the front brake callipers.

The Amarok is also being recalled in Australia.

According to the recalls.gov.au website, which is hosted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the issue with the front brake callipers has arisen because the bolts may not have been tightened with the specified torque.

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

Volkswagen New Zealand general manager Tom Ruddenklau told Driven there had been no reported incidents locally of brake issues with NZ-market Amaroks but 70 were being recalled.

Ruddenklau says a letter is being sent to affected Amarok owners.

Customers may contact their local Volkswagen authorised service centre for further information or contact Volkswagen customer car on 0800 865 579 or email info@volkswagen.co.nz.

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