According to the notice issued by the German manufacturer, the laser-welded seam on the front seatbacks may not have been configured correctly during production, which may impact on the connection strength.
If the condition occurs, Volkswagen says the seats could cause an injury in the event of a serious rear-end collision.
A VIN list for the recalled vehicles can be viewed here.
Owners of affected Tiguans will be contacted via mail, and are encouraged to contact their local dealer to arrange for inspection and repair.
For more information, customers can contact Volkswagen customer service on 1800 607 822.