The rear seat frame head restraint guide sleeves may be incorrectly welded to the seat frame.
In the event of a crash, the rear seat head restraints may have reduced stability, increasing the risk of injury.
What to do
Volkswagen and Audi will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the guide sleeves for incorrect welds, replacing the rear seat frame, as necessary, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin January 11, 2019.
Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298 or Audi customer service at (800) 253-2834. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 72H8 (VW) and 72H9(Audi).