The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says an oil pipe fitted to the transmission may have been welded incorrectly, which can result in a leak.
If left unattended, the transmission can lose “several litres” of fluid, which could lead to damage of the unit.
Further to this, Volkswagen Australia says if the transmission leaks oil, there is an increased risk of accident and injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.
Volkswagen has told CarAdvice there are no known instances of failure on Australian-delivered cars.
The company is contacting owners to organise inspection and repair of the defect.
Vehicles included in the recall were sold between 1 December 2019 and 31 May 2020.
A full list of vehicle identification numbers of the 72 cars involved in the recall can be found here .
To check if your vehicle is affected, click here or call 1800 504 076 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am-8pm AEST).