Volkswagen Australia has begun the voluntary recall program aimed at correcting the mess visited upon it by the now-infamous emissions scandal.
The Amarok pickup is the first model to be recalled by the carmaker’s local arm under the program, with a total of 8694 vehicles on the list.
Volkswagen says the recall is voluntary, but stresses that “vehicle performance, torque, fuel consumption [and] engine acoustics” will be unaffected by the adjustment.
The recall will see the Amarok’s software updated, with the process taking less than 30 minutes. There is no charge to the customer to have the recall carried-out.
Many Amarok customers have been contacted via email today, but all customers will receive a letter from Volkswagen, where possible, inviting them to make an appointment.
Customers wishing to learn more about the emissions recall can contact their local dealer, visit Volkswagen Australia’s website, or phone 1800 504 076.
Volkswagen Australia said further models powered by the EA189 2.0 litre diesel engine will be recalled in the coming months, with the 1.6 litre engine recall program commencing later in the year.
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