make and model information
2016 - 2019
See attached VIN list
VIN (Vehicle identification number)
What are the defects?
The cable for the spare wheel winch can be weakened and snap when used under certain conditions (extreme dirt/dust exposure). The spare wheel will then only be secured by the secondary securing strap.
What are the hazards?
If the spare wheel detaches, this may result in an accident and injury or death to other road users.
Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd
Who should owners/operators contact for more information?
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is the responsible regulator for this recall.