The Amarok is the first vehicle in line for Volkswagen Australia’s diesel emissions recall program.
The voluntary recall program will start with the 8,694 Amaroks affected by the global emissions matter and will involve a software upgrade performed by a Volkswagen dealer technician at no cost to customers.
VW Australia says the upgrade will take about half an hour and will have no effect on vehicle performance, torque, fuel consumption, or engine acoustics.
“Volkswagen Group Australia assures its customers that the implementation of the measure does not lead to a deterioration of the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, engine performance, torque and vehicle acoustics and all vehicle values related to type approval remain unchanged; and continue to outperform the minimum emissions requirements of both Euro 4 and Euro 5 standards,” a statement says.
VW Australia emailed Amarok owners this morning, and will also send letters inviting them to make appointments with local Volkswagen dealers.
The company has advised that customers should wait until they receive a letter before booking a dealer appointment.
Recalls for other Volkswagen Group models with 2.0-litre EA189 diesel engines will continue throughout the year, progressing model by model. A recall for affected 1.6-litre vehicles will start later this year.
Other models in the program will follow in the coming months.
Customers can also contact VW customer care on 1800 504 076.