It is important that you change the timing belt (also called a cambelt) in time on your Volkswagen Amarok. On this page you will find more information about the timing belt replacement intervals on a Volkswagen Amarok.
I have collected information about various popular diesel engines and petrol engines from the year 2010 until today.
You will also find information about which engines in Volkswagen Amarok that have a timing chain instead of a timing belt.
When should the timing belt be changed on a Volkswagen Amarok?
The timing belt replacement intervals are different depending on what model year and engine you have in your Volkswagen Amarok.
Further down on this page you will find information about the intervals for different years and engines.
Also keep in mind that some motors have a timing chain. These usually do not need to be replaced.
If you hear a rattling sound from a motor with a timing chain, it may be a sign that the chain needs to be replaced.
Consult a mechanic if you hear a strange engine noise, especially if it is a rattling sound.
Volkswagen Amarok Timing Belt Replacement Intervals
Below are some examples of different timing belt replacement intervals. Keep in mind that both years and mileage are important to keep track of.
Even if your car has not traveled many miles, a timing belt still needs to be replaced. The material in the timing belts gets worse with age even if you do not use your car very often.
If you do not find your year model or engine, you can often find the information in your instruction manual or by calling a workshop.
Volkswagen Amarok 2010 – 2016
Here you will find intervals for the Volkswagen Amarok between the years 2010 and 2016.
|Volkswagen Amarok 2.0 TDI 4Motion 2010 – 2016||122 hp||200 000 kilometres|
|Volkswagen Amarok 2.0 TDI 4Motion 2010 – 2016||140 hp||200 000 kilometres|
|Volkswagen Amarok 2.0 BiTDI 4Motion 2010 – 2016||163 hp||200 000 kilometres|
|Volkswagen Amarok 2.0 BiTDI 4Motion 2010 – 2016||180 hp||200 000 kilometres|
Volkswagen Amarok 2017 –
Here you will find intervals for the Volkswagen Amarok from the year 2017 until today.
|Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI BlueMotion 4Motion 2017 –||204 hp||Timing chain|
|Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI BlueMotion 4Motion 2017 –||225 hp||Timing chain|
|Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion 2017 –||258 hp||Timing chain|
Does a Volkswagen Amarok have a timing belt?
Yes, most Volkswagen Amarok engines have timing belts.
There are some engines that have a timing chain instead of a belt, but that is not very common in Volkswagen Amarok engines.
What happens if a timing belt breaks on a Volkswagen Amarok?
If the timing belt breaks on your Volkswagen Amarok, your car will be stranded. It does not matter if the belt comes off completely, or if some teeth come loose.
You can not drive the car anywhere before you fix it. Neither home or to the nearest workshop.
A broken timing belt means that your car must be towed or taken on a car transport from the site.