The carmaker reports that a particular earthing attachment may not have been properly secured during manufacture. If the fault occurs, the process of unlocking the vehicle could cause the starter motor to crank the engine.
If the vehicle is left in gear, as many motorists do when parking their car, the unexpected starting of the engine could cause the vehicle to move by itself.
Volkswagen has confirmed that the recall affects "just under 700" vehicles in the 2012 and 2013 Caddy lines.
Concerned owners are advised to contact their nearest Volkswagen dealer to arrange repair.