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Volkswagen Jetta, Brakes, Sedan
#126 of 272 Re: 09 jetta brake issues [steven39]
Jan 25, 2009 (10:18 am)
I would say that really depends. Are brakes pads, rotors on ANY brand guaranteed to go 100,000 miles? Most folks would agree no.
More to the VW point, again a firm maybe. In theory, the number and percentage of brake issues has gone down since the 2002 MY when the rear pads seemed to have very short interval life. This was due to 1. a very aggressive rear brake bias 2. very soft rear pad materials. Both were known to be corrected in 2003 MY. If I personally (judging by the pad thickness left 113,000 miles of HARD miles on oem brakes) do not get least 200,000 miles on the original set, 2003 MY Jetta, I will be severely disappointed.
To post this again, VW's do have a rear bias. So the key to more "even braking" is not to so called " pre and/or trail brake. " What this means in practical terms, (given the majority of non emergency situations) is to brake firmly in such a way that the weight is transfered to the front brakes, which by design should normally handle most of the friction exchange.
I am just as interesting in other folks experiences on the 2009 Jetta TDI model, but at 700 miles, nada so far.
#127 of 272 Re: 09 jetta brake issues [steven39]
Jan 25, 2009 (1:18 pm)
My wife as put on 6,500 miles on her '08 Wolfsburg Jetta and her brakes are fine. Also I have noticed very little brake dust on any of the wheels. (front or rear)
Jan 30, 2009 (3:18 pm)
On a 2009 Jetta, when taking my foot off the break pedal the movement in the pedal causes a loud clunk sound. Is this common or is there a fix?
#129 of 272 Re: break clunk [chesterj]
Jan 31, 2009 (1:46 pm)
No your problem with the brake pedal is NOT common. Go back to the dealer and drive another '09 Jetta. When no noise is heard tell the dealer to fix the clunk.
#130 of 272 Re: 99-03 Front/Rear Brakes [alcu77]
Feb 01, 2009 (9:36 am)
I have a 2005 new body style Jetta that I bought certified with 32k miles. I got stuck in South Jersey, when my brake pedal had a loud sound of air coming from the brake pedal. The brake felt different, like pressing against a wall. The car stopped, but I was shaken up, and had to had the car towed back to north jersey to the Dealer(who agreed to pay for the long distance tow to get me back home). At any rate, being a single girl, I just want to make sure I am not getting the shaft. I am disappointed that this happened, only after two weeks that I took the car in for the first service and as they said on the receipt "world class complete inspection of the vehicle". Would you know what is wrong with my brakes? If so, could it have been caught if it had been inspected properly?
If you could help me with your advice, I would greatly appreciate it. You seemed very knowledgeable.
#131 of 272 back brake problem
Mar 06, 2009 (2:48 pm)
After reading all this, i think I may have folks beat on the miles. I bought my 08 Jetta brand new last aug. i have 8879mi and the back brakes are grinding like mad. loud, still enaged with foot off brake-bad shape. taking it in tomorrow. curious what they will say. I have the 5yr coverage. I ain't paying if these are shot already. normal driving, manuel tran. this problem seem odd to anyone else?
Mar 06, 2009 (4:56 pm)
My wife bought an '08 Jetta Wolfsburg in July of '08. She has put on almost 8,000 miles and no, zero, nada, none problems with the brakes.
Maybe she bought a good one.
Mar 07, 2009 (6:30 am)
It seems the brake issue is more often a problem with the manual transmission. Maybe because most automatic drivers do not use the parking brake.
We have 27,000 miles and brakes pads still have about 50% left.
#134 of 272 Re: back brake problem [jayirish]
Mar 07, 2009 (9:01 am)
Well...to say I am disappointed in this car is an understatement! Just clicked over 41500 miles and for the past 1000 my rear brakes are making a horrible grinding noise...(this is after getting the pads and rotors replaces at 36000 miles). Why haven't I gone in to have it looked at because they will charge for another brake job, I just know it! And now my right turn signaling mirror is shorting out just like the left one which is not covered under any warrenty ($110 light bulbs)! VW has the worst warrenty in the world...SO your 4yr/50,000miles LIMITED new car warrenty and 5yr/60,000mile powertrain coverage will not cover brakes...what it actually covers, nobody knows? Sorry you will be getting a $440 brake job! As the dealership in NY says, "It is, what it is"
#135 of 272 Re: back brake problem [ajsvwjetta]
Mar 07, 2009 (9:51 am)
In addition (to reading msg #109, to try to wring out more miles out of your next brake pad and rotor combinations), the other thing that might help you chose your NEXT car is because GERMAN cars are built to stop with a greater stated mph range, German law requires both brake pads and ROTORS to be changed (among other reasons) . When the car model hits the states, while it is BEST to continue to change brakes pads and rotors at the same time, if the rotors are still within tolerances and could be "reasonably" expected to last the service life of the now new pads, then some will just change just the pads. All the best.