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#261 of 363 cc issues volkswagen brakes
Jul 08, 2011 (10:08 am)
Am i the only one? i never owned a volkswagen and i noticed the look of the cc, so i bought a, 2012 r line. after driving it for few days i noticed some issues especially with the brakes. the brakes are so soft and travel alot before they begin to stop. if pedal is held, it goes to the floor. i brought the car to the dealer and they said brakes were fine. not satisfied i brought in down to a repair and nys inspection shop. they stated the brakes on my car can not pass inspection. i brought it back to the dealer demanding they fix my brakes, a volkswagen rep explained to me that this is the design of vw brakes. they were designed to be very soft and go to floor. i could not believe that until he proved it to me by having me test out 3 new cc's and a gti. they all had the same terrible brakes. why would vw design such a bad brake system?
#262 of 363 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [kcamse]
Jul 08, 2011 (11:28 am)
i have a 2009 cc VR6 and have not noticed any braking issues.
#263 of 363 maybe I'm lucky
Jul 08, 2011 (11:32 am)
My a/c and brakes are both great. No problems or issues in a year. I guess any car has its lemons unfortunately.
#264 of 363 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [kcamse]
Jul 08, 2011 (10:16 pm)
have 4 VW's. they all do it. It helps you drive more smoothly during non-panic stops.
If you roll around at 20mph then slam on the pedal you'll see it won't go to the floor. I'm assuming its sensing that "panic" braking and helping you stop quicker.
#265 of 363 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [pengwin]
Aug 24, 2011 (11:20 am)
test drove a 2010 cc before i bought 2012, brakes were great. but as i said in original post all new vw's have this have this style of brakes. was given the keys to 3 2012 cc's and a 2011 gti, all had brakes that travel about half way before they held, and if continued went to the floor. vw tech stated that is normal. vw spent millions designing this style of brake. these brakes suck in traffic it gets very dangerous. And that is just the first issue. this is my first vw because i wanted to try german engineering and i think it sucks. i recently rented a budget $16000 nissan versa. this piece of crap out classed my $33000 cc in almost every category except exceleration, Brakes in the versa were rock solid, only had to tap on them to stop, they were excellent. throttle response was excellent, my cc has dual clutch trans which feel like a neutral drop every time you excellerate from a stop and passing gear takes about 3 seconds before it kicks in while next car is up your ass already. Why would vw use this trans? just to save .00001% of gas. the steering in my cc make tons of grinding noise and suspension clunks, this cheap beat to **** versa, was so smooth. even the radio sucks in my cc. the reception is so bad i can't get some of my stations and even the local fade out sometimes when driving. i am not happy with this car i feel like every time i buy a new car i pay more and get less.
#266 of 363 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [kcamse]
Jul 10, 2011 (3:07 pm)
You obviously don't like the car. It's bad but not the end of the world.
Do youself a favor and axe the car. You'll take somewhat of a (financial) beating but will be happier in both the long and short-run.
Before buying/leasing its replacement, rent the car you're thinking of and spend at least a couple of days with it to see if it lives up to your expectations.
#267 of 363 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [kcamse]
Jul 10, 2011 (3:38 pm)
it seems like you are either a troll...or bought a lemon. We have 4 VW's, and will continue to buy more.
#268 of 363 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [pengwin]
Jul 10, 2011 (6:59 pm)
no, i love the car its the hottest looking sedan out there, but all who stated i own 4 vw's or no problem with my cc how many of those are 2012's. i don't have a lemon i checked 3 2012 cc's and a gti. all have the same problem its a new... vw design. i just wanted to know if you vw guys noticed the same thing with a 2012 cc or other model. saw a road test of gti, test driver stated brakes are way to soft for his liking. it sounds like i'm bashing but when you spend $33000 you want everything perfect, and if you think brakes that go down to the floor is normal than you better try driving another brand. will have to live with the problems because like i said i love the car, just can't understand why vw engineers would such a bad design.
#269 of 363 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [kcamse]
Jul 10, 2011 (7:05 pm)
again, try "panic" braking. it firms up.
Also, we own VW ranging from 99 to 2012. 99 Bug, 08 Jetta, 11 Jetta, 12 CC.
#270 of 363 Re: cc issues volkswagen brakes [pengwin]
Jul 10, 2011 (7:27 pm)
12 cc. 11 jetta.... then you know want i'm talking about. brakes firm up if i pump them at a full stop but start to fade as i drive. the brakes are ok when i pump them up every time i stop. tried panic braking also both are just temp. fix. as you know. just got to get used to it. thx