The affected vehicles were sold between 1 December 2020 and 8 March 2021 (Model Year 2021).
The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “Bolts may not have been installed on the longitudinal adjustment mechanism of the driver seat.”
“A missing bolt may reduce the seat's restraint capability in the event of an accident, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. In the event of a serious accident, this may result in death," the notice continues.
A spokesperson for Volkswagen Australia told CarAdvice there have been no recorded instances of the fault in Australia, and the recall is purely precautionary.
A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 32 cars involved in the recall can be found here.
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