Affecting 96 examples of the freshly updated Volkswagen Polo, the recall relates to the backrest frames used in the front seats.
According to the official recall notice on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) product safety recalls website, some vehicles may have been fitted with backrest frames with incorrect welding.
“An incorrect weld may cause noises from the front seats,” the notice says.
“However, it cannot be completely ruled out that if this fault remains undetected and the vehicle is involved in an accident, the backrest may fail and lead to injury.”
Volkswagen Group Australia public relations manager Kurt McGuiness told CarAdvice that checks on vehicles will take around 30 minutes to complete, with required backrest frame replacements taking around 90 minutes each.
“We have had no instances locally to date,” McGuiness said.
Letters are being sent out to owners of affected vehicles.
Last month Volkswagen recalled 2708 model-year 2015 Polos due to the possibility of the camshaft adjuster pulley breaking.
The Volkswagen Polo is a strong seller in the light car segment, with year-to-date sales of 3703 units placing it behind the likes of the top-selling Hyundai i20, Toyota Yaris, Mazda 2, and Suzuki Swift.