Almost 20,000 Volkswagen Amarok vehicles are being recalled across the country due to a fault with the spare wheel winch.
The cable for the spare wheel winch can be weakened and snap when used under certain conditions (extreme dirt/dust exposure) leaving the spare wheel only secured by a secondary securing strap, a statement from Product Safety Australia reads.
"If the spare wheel detaches, this may result in an accident and injury or death to other road users," the statement says.
The 19,936 impacted vehicles were sold between August 2016 and March 2019.
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Affected consumers will be contacted by Volkswagen to organise an inspection and repair, free of charge.
Owners of affected vehicles can also contact the Volkswagen Recall Campaign Hotline on 1800 504 076 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am-8pm AEST) or visit https://www.volkswagen.com.au/app/locals/find-dealer