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Volkswagen Jetta, Brakes, Sedan
#241 of 272 Re: brake "problems" ? [2008__jetta]
Jun 21, 2010 (6:27 pm)
If your paint is peeling a 2nd time... they did not prep the surface properly. They must have taken some "shortcuts" when they painted it.
#242 of 272 Sign of rear brake issue?
Jul 02, 2010 (8:57 pm)
2010 JSW TDI Manual. ~13K. Left rear wheel, tire, and wheel well hot/warm to the touch after 30 minute drive. Left rear barely warm. Is that waste heat from the exhaust, or a symptom of the sticky caliper issue (I *think* there was an odor, but I've got wicked case of allergies at the moment and couldn't smell a garbage truck). FWIW, I use the parking brake routinely. What should I be looking for on the disk as evidence of/lack of problem?
#243 of 272 Re: Sign of rear brake issue? [ops2]
Jul 10, 2010 (8:21 am)
Sounds as if your left rear caliper is not releasing completely. This could be a sticking left parking-brake cable.... or just not adjusted properly. However, it could also be caliper-sliders or even the caliper itself.
Given the age of the vehicle, It is unlikely that the cable or the sliders are old enough to give troubles.
#244 of 272 Rear Pads wearing fast....
Jul 14, 2010 (9:03 am)
Same issue. i have a 2009 Jetta Sportwagen SE and at 20k my rear pads were shot. I know these are wearable parts but 20k is simply too soon to be replacing pads. The fronts were still at 75% so not too bad.
I took mine into Rusty Wallis here in Dallas and Dimitry, the head Service Tech, called VW and got me my rear pads for free. Dimitry is a great guy and i highly recommend him.
Turns out while they put the rear pads on they also discovered my parking cable was too tight and need to be adjusted. This may have caused some of the issue.
This parking cable issue should be checked by all dealers before the car leaves the lot.
#245 of 272 Parking cable issues/rotor issues/brake issues
Jul 14, 2010 (9:55 am)
If everyone who experienced this problem filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, then a recall could be issued. It's not about being petty. It's about safety! Someone's brakes are going to go out and end up causing a crash. This is obviously a defect in VWs that needs to be addressed. http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm
#246 of 272 Jetta rear brakes
Oct 02, 2010 (3:00 pm)
Just an update on the rear brakes on my 2007 base Jetta 2.5l. I pulled the rear wheels today for the inspection and current mileage is 67,099. I replaced the oem original rear pads with aftermarket pads from Autozone (part number: MKD1108) on 11 Oct 2009. Mileage when the Autozone rear pads were installed was 57,700. No visible wear evident today on the aftermarket pads...but wear did measure about .015" less than new pads using a caliper. These aftermarket pads are a good buy in my opinion at $20.99...with lifetime replacement warranty.
#247 of 272 Re: Jetta Brake Problems [jeffyscott]
Nov 29, 2010 (5:22 pm)
Just got back from the dealer. At 19,000 miles my pads were completely gone and the backings eating into the rotor.
VW covered it under warranty, but it is not acceptable. Definately going with aftermarket parts the next time around.
Defective design. I have never owned a car where the rear pads wear out before the front. If the rear were engineered to wear faster, the should have made the pads larger. This is a joke.
By the way, I got 110,000 miles out of my Chevy Tahoe brake pads. So much for German engineering.
#248 of 272 Re: Jetta Brake Problems [jas30736]
Nov 30, 2010 (7:04 am)
You were really lucky to get them done under warranty, since brake pads are not really covered by that.
We are at 38,000 miles on ours, with the original brakes.
#249 of 272 Re: Jetta Brake Problems [jeffyscott]
Nov 30, 2010 (6:40 pm)
I'm nearly out of my second set of rear brake pads at 38,000 miles. I'm done with this Jetta!! Glad you got them fixed under warranty. I had to pay for the pads AND the rotors. :/
#250 of 272 I dont understand what is going in with the brakes?!?
Dec 02, 2010 (5:49 pm)
How in the world does *anyone* wear thru a set of brakepads under 40K miles??? I would have to be riden the brake pedal to make this happen.
Have you ever considerd that perhaps you are following too close, or perhaps not watching the road ahead and anticipating stops? Most of the time, I use the brakes very little because I get off the throttle early and coasting slows me down. Brakes are for the final stopping.
Also, it bears repeating that VW *purposefully* installs 'softer' pads on the rear from the factory for a better 'bite'. As soon as they need replacing, you can install longer-wearing pads. (NOT factory pads)
Good thing a Set of pads/rotor costs under $100. That is less than 3 tanks of gasoline.