A global Volkswagen recall will affect almost 20 000 vehicles in South Africa. Models concerned are the Tiguan crossover and Amarok bakkie.

In a release from Volkswagen, it was explained that the Tiguan may suffer a tripped fuse, resulting in tail or headlamp failure. This will be remedied by replacing the fuse with one that has a tougher coating.

Volkswagen also learned that the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission employed in some models may suffer malfunctions, if synthetic gearbox oil is used. This will be rectified by the use of mineral oil instead.

Volkswagen Amarok Rear - Surf4cars

According to Volkswagen South Africa spokesman, Andile Dlamini about 4270 local Tiguan units are affected. “There will be a service campaign and owners will be informed,” he told Surf4cars.

A small number of Amarok bakkies may suffer fuel pipe leaks. The concerned 2.0 TDI derivatives will be equipped with chafe protectors on the fuel lines as a preventative measure. Dlamini said that 15 500 units are affected locally.