Volkswagen New Zealand is recalling the 2015 Amarok ute due to a potential issue with the bolts for the front brake calipers.
The Amarok is also being recalled in Australia, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission saying 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 caliper can cause a wheel to lock up, which could cause a loss of control and possibly an accident,” the ACCC said.
Volkswagen New Zealand’s Tom Ruddenklau said there had been no reported local instances of brake issues with New Zealand-market Amaroks and 70 were being recalled here.
A letter is being sent to affected owners. For further information, customers can contact their local Volkswagen authorised service centre or contact Volkswagen customer care on 0800 865 579 or email firstname.lastname@example.org