Volkswagen Amarok – Common problems

Common problems with the VW Amarok

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the VW Amarok, for which Volkswagen has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your VW Amarok. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your VW Amarok have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.



eu issues Latest Amarok’s Issues in the EU

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11. 10. 2020

The winch rope that is used to attach the spare wheel under the vehicle and the additional strap fitted as a … .

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22. 02. 2020

Cars initially used for internal purposes of Volkswagen AG might not have been correctly modified before they were sold to the … .

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10. 02. 2020

The glue that holds the glass side-windows on the hardtop has insufficient adhesion due to a manufacturing error. As a result, … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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uk issues Latest Amarok’s Issues in the UK

  • VW AMAROK (2016 – 2018) – THE CABLE OF THE SPARE WHEEL
    on 11. 12. 2020

    VW AMAROK (31/08/2016 – 22/11/2018) RECALL: Problem description: The lift cable of the spare wheel winch could snap under certain conditions. The post VW […]

  • VW AMAROK – RISK OF FUEL LEAK
    on 03. 08. 2018

    VW AMAROK ( –  ) DEFECT:  It is possible that fuel leaks could develop on the fuel pipes in the engine ... . The post VW AMAROK – RISK OF FUEL LEAK […]

  • VW AMAROK – FRONT WHEELS MAY LOCK
    on 03. 08. 2018

    VW AMAROK ( 01/09/2014 –  01/04/2015) DEFECT:  The retaining bolts for the front calipers may not have been tightened to the ... . The post VW AMAROK – […]

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