Volkswagen Group Rus has recalled 2,166 Caddy mini-vans that were sold in Russian in 2014 and 2015, Russia's government-backed news agency Tass reported Wednesday. The recall was due to an assembly defect.

"The vehicles which are subject to recall the wire of the vehicle network is not fixed properly. In the worst case, when you press the remote control it may lead to a spontaneous engine start," according to the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology, Tass reported. 

RTX1XRF2 A Volkswagen company logo adorns a factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, Dec. 8, 2015. Photo: Reuters

Vehicles are expected to be checked. If repairs are needed, all work will be performed free of charge for vehicle owners, according to Tass.

Over the past year, Volkswagen has been plagued by recall woes. It was discovered that the automaker had created software that cheated emissions tests on many of its diesel cars, and at least 11 million cars have been recalled globally. Further, Volkswagen is expected to recall roughly 940,000 vehicles in France in February.