Volkswagen Amarok Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Volkswagen Amarok reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Volkswagen Amarok 2019: Which model is best for highway driving?
Which model of Volkswagen Amarok is best for highway driving – no loads? Read more
Is a Volkswagen Amarok expensive to maintain?
I am looking at buying a 2013-2014 VW Amarok for a family car. Are they expensive to maintain, or would I be better off looking at Mazda BT-50/Ford Ranger? Read more
Appropriate price for 2011 Amarok
I'm looking at a 2011 bog standard dual-cab, 6-speed VW Amarok for $19,700. It's done 109,000 km. I thought it drove nicely and it looks ok. I've been reading some reviews and now I'm getting scared ...Read more
Government gives green light for Volkswagen diesel recall
Another 35,000 vehicles have been added to Volkswagen Australia's diesel emissions recall list. Read more
Best diesel ute for towing a horse float?
My daughter has around $25,000 to spend and needs a 4x4 diesel twin-cab ute capable of towing a tandem horse float with two horses on board (about 3.0 tonnes). Of the VW Amarok, Mazda BT-50 and Ford ...Read more
Can I put an Amarok wheel on a Q5?
Are you able to tell me if a 16-inch steel rim from a VW Amarok will fit my Audi Q5. I love the car, but I am reluctant to take it off a main road because of the ridiculous spare. Read more
2011 Amarok Highline diff, fan belt and tensioner problems
Have you had any complaints regarding rear diffs and auxiliary fan belt tensioners on the 2011 VW Amarok? I have had our 2011 Highline looked at by the dealer after the belt started squealing and the ...Read more
Dieselgate fix approval "reasonably imminent" says Volkswagen Australia boss
Local VW chief speaks out over bureaucratic delays to approvals to fix vehicles caught up in diesel emissions scandal. Read more
Amarok brake pads wearing out too fast
What are your thoughts on my situation with a Volkswagen Amarok? I have just had some work done on the car and have been told it needs new front brake pads and discs The car is 28 months old and has ...Read more
Amarok key doesn't fit ignition barrel
The ignition barrel on my 2012 VW Amarok either fully rotates or turns to ignition position and locks. Jiggling the key in and out, and also using a brand new spare key eventually hits right spot to ...Read more
Worn key can't start Amarok
The ignition barrel on my 2012 VW Amarok Highline is "freewheeling" and I can't start it. I took it to a VW dealer in September as the key was difficult to remove and hard to turn to start on ...Read more
Amarok auxiliary belt, engine problem
My 2012 Amarok shredded about 2 mm off the side of the auxiliary belt and it ended up in the timing cover causing the timing belt to jump. A piston hit the head as a result. In short they tell me it ...Read more
Volkswagen fix revealed for Australia
US owners of VW cars with diesel engines that can cheat emissions tests have already been given $500, but local owners still have no compensation. Read more
New Amarok with ESC warnings?
I bought my 2015 VW Amarok in September. After only 1800km the dashboard is showing ESC failure and doesn't allow me to start the car. The car was taken back to dealer and they said there was a ...Read more
Travelling to Cape York
Re the VW Amaroks on Cape York. In the early 1970s I was on mineral exploration and surveying in Cape York with Alcan on bauxite exploration and GHD for surveying. Many of the survey pegs and lines ...Read more
2012 VW Amarok brake wear
At 20,000 km I had to replace the brake pads on my 2012 VW Amarok. I fitted non-original, softer pads, and now at 45,000 km the problem seems to have been corrected. Why hasn’t VW corrected the ...Read more
Ranger, Amarok, Navara or Colorado?
I am looking at retiring shortly and want to buy a twin-cab ute to tow a van. What would you suggest out of the Ford Ranger, VW Amarok, Nissan Navara, Holden Colorado or something else. I am looking ...Read more
2011 Amarok with many problems
I have had several problems with the Amarok Trendline 4WD six-speed manual I have owned since April 2011, they are problems I have never experienced with any new car I've owned before this one. The ...Read more
VW Amarok headlights
You might recall my concerns about the headlights on my VW Amarok. Well, I can confirm that VW NZ has replaced the headlights on at least two vehicles with the later Variant 2 system under warranty ...Read more
VW Amarok brake wear
I recently had my VW Amarok in for a 45,000 km service. Prior to the service I inspected my front brakes just to check on pad wear etc. and noticed that my disc rotors seemed noticeably worn, but my ...Read more