Volkswagen is issuing a global recall for 766,000 cars due to an issue with anti-lock brakes, according to Reuters. Under some conditions, such as "when the driver over-steers, under-steers or slams on the brakes," the anti-lock brake system may fail. The issue can reportedly be fixed with a software update.
Reuters reported Saturday that 385,000 VWs, Audis, and Skodas were being recalled in Germany. Now, just five days later, 381,000 more cars globally have been added to the recall.
No official details have been released yet by Volkswagen as to what cars are covered and what exactly this recall covers. The German automotive industry publication KFZ-Betrieb reports that the issue with the brakes "is a thermomechanical overload in the control unit for the ABS and ESP."
Between two reports in KFZ-Betrieb, the cars affected are the Caddy, the Eos, the Golf, the Golf Plus, the Jetta, and the Scirocco made from May 2008 to August 2010, and Skoda Octavias and Superbs made from June 2008 to June 2009. Some 2009 Audi A3s will reportedly be recalled as well. According to Blich.ch, owners of the affected cars will start to be notified on July 17.
Thankfully for Volkswagen, this issues looks like it can be fixed with a simple software update, which likely means it will be significantly cheaper than the Dieselgate recall. But any money spent on recalls is something Volkswagen does not need at this point. The automaker and all of its brands are just starting to turn a profit again after the huge losses related to the diesel recall and buy-back program.
DETROIT - Volkswagen is recalling nearly 92,000 cars in the U.S. to fix mechanical problems that can knock out the power-assisted brakes.
The recall includes the Beetle, Golf, Jetta and Passat models from 2015 and 2016. The cars have 1.8-liter and 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engines.
The German automaker says a part in the camshaft can shear off, causing loss of vacuum in the power brakes. That can lengthen stopping distance and possibly cause a crash. The engines also will go into a reduced power mode to avoid further damage.
VW discovered the problem after getting reports of camshaft failures. A fix is expected by the end of March.
Until then, VW tells owners to keep driving the cars. They should report trouble to dealers. It's unclear if loaner cars are available.
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Common Vehicle Braking Problems Explained
Most, if not all brake problems, should be evaluated and repaired by a trusted, experienced mechanic. However, it helps to know what to communicate to your mechanic should any problems arise.
Likewise, it’s comforting to know that when something does go wrong you know how to properly handle the situation. Some brake problems may require you to stop driving right away, while others could wait for a few days until it’s convenient for you to take it to the mechanic.
Either way, vehicle brakes are not something to leave to chance. While repairs can be expensive, the cost of ignoring brake problems could be much worse. You owe it to yourself, your passengers and your fellow travelers to maintain your vehicle’s braking system.
Five common brake problems explained:
1. Loud, unnatural noises
If your brakes are working properly, you should not be able to hear them. Once of the first indications of an issue with your braking system is obnoxious screeching, grinding or squealing.
Not only is this sound embarrassing, but it also means that it’s time to have your brake pads and shoes inspected. Letting this problem go will put undue stress on the rest of your braking system, resulting in more costly repairs in the long run.
2. Brake pedal pulses or steering wheel vibrations when braking
Should you let problem number one go for too long, you are likely to start experiencing awkward brake pedal activity or unnerving steering wheel vibrations at high speeds.
These are symptoms of a damaged rotor. This can be due to rust, warping of the rotor from excessive braking at high speeds, or to worn down brake pads.
You can fix a rotor by resurfacing it, if there is enough play, or replacing it. It’s not an inexpensive fix, but it’s one you can’t ignore. To keep your rotors in good health, simply replace your brake pads at reasonable intervals.
3. Veering while braking
If your car pulls to one side when braking, you are most likely experiencing what is known as “caliper freezing.” Not freezing in the sense of temperature, but of damage caused by lack of lubrication.
Calipers have small pistons that apply brake pressure to the wheel. Should debris cause corrosion and damage to the bore, a piston could get stuck, resulting in uneven caliper pressure.
Unfortunately, once this happens you’ll have to replace your caliper (and also the mechanic who was responsible for maintaining it).
4. A “soft” brake pedal
Other than outright failure, this problem is one of the most urgent symptoms of a braking system issue. In fact, a soft or spongy feeling when applying pressure to the brakes is an indicator of imminent brake failure.
If you need to press down unreasonably hard or pump your brakes to get the desired affect, stop driving and get to a repair shop as soon as possible. This almost always means you have a leak somewhere in your braking system. A leak can happen internally or externally for a few different reasons, but the loss of brake fluid means a loss of braking capability, so it should be fixed immediately.
It’s likely you’ll have to replace your master cylinder and any damaged lines resulting in the leak.
5 . Noxious burning smell
As long as you don’t drive like you’re in a scene from Fast & Furious, your brakes should never be giving off any weird smells.
This is a sign of overheating and vastly reduces the lifetime of your braking components. Rapid cooling on overheating brakes can even reduce the effectiveness of your brake pads, spelling disaster for your next drive.
Should your brakes be giving off excessive heat or weird smells for no apparent reason, have them inspected as soon as possible. It’s often a quick adjustment to make sure brake pads and calipers are in the right position.
A Note On Brake Failure: Don’t Panic.
If your brakes fail, all is not lost. Take some deep breaths and be aware of the tools you have to assist in slowing safely.
Just think of the Apollo 13 mission: Three men trapped in outer space, gravity hurling them toward certain death, with rapidly dwindling oxygen and power supply. They didn’t panic, but “worked the problem” until they returned home safely.
Working the problem of brake failure is actually relatively simple. First, turn on your hazard flashers. Try pumping the brakes for a few seconds to build up pressure. If pressure won’t build try slowly applying the emergency brake. This system, like your anti-lock braking system, operates outside of the main braking system. If you can, try slowly swerving back and forth to abate inertia as you move to the side of the road.
Basically, don’t take any drastic measures. Don’t rip the emergency brake into a skid or jerk the wheel side to side. These maneuvers will almost always result in a crash. Simply work the problem with the tools you have at hand.
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Problems volkswagen brake
VW recalls some vehicles of the current model series of Golf, Tiguan, Touran and T-Roc. The plate of the brake pedal can deform or even detach due to incorrect welding.
The recall affects about 38,100 vehicles worldwide, of which 17,573 is registered in Germany. These are the Golf, Tiguan, Touran and T-Roc models of the now expiring 2020 model year with an automatic gearbox and left-hand drive. So far, however, no damage or accidents have been known, said a company spokesman on request.
During internal checks, it was noticed that the pedal plate on which the driver’s foot rests when braking can deform or even come off under certain circumstances. “We recall the vehicles back to check this and repair it if necessary,” said Wolfsburg.
The campaign is now under way, the internal code for the recall is “46i6“.
This is not the first VW recall due to a pedal problem. Due to a defective brake pedal push rod, Volkswagen was already recalling Passat and Arteon models manufactured between February 2018 to July 2019.
Volkswagen is not alone
In the past, a poorly welded brake pedal also appeared with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, a Morgan 3-Wheeler, or a Dodge RAM pickup.
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Roman BeránekCzech independent motoring journalist, ex-editor of CNC's Auto.cz website, former host of the Czech Radio's and CzechTV's "Automotorevue" show. He founded the car-recalls.eu website in 2016 to make car owners better informed and to help to improve road safety.
Service Brakes Problems of Volkswagen Jetta - part 1
1 Service Brakes problem of the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 09/15/2021
Tpms failure on each tire and abs went out immediately. Was on he highway when failure happened; had to use the emergency run away truck ramp to stop. Break pads seized on back left side causing damage to rotor that was just replaced. Only thing that saved my life was it was in the middle of the night.
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2 Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 08/25/2021
The vehicle abs module failed back in nov2020 and was brought to local vw dealer and diagnosed as bad module. Fast forward to Aug 2021 and abs module failed again and bad wiring was found which is why the first module failed to begin with in my belief. Both times when the module failed was after my wife slammed on brakes hard activating the abs system which in turn caused the warning lights to come on and car go into limp mode. I tried limping the car to the dealership for repair and was almost hit by a large truck coming from behind as I had no response from the accelerator pedal. I am not sure why this particular VIN was never added to the recall list as it fits the criteria as all other vehicles experiencing this issue. We paid $2600 the first time for the repair and are now out more money to have this known problem fixed again !.
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3 Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 08/14/2021
Update to recently filed incident report over brake system warnings in vw Jetta: vw service has now replaced abs module at cost to me of approx. $2200. The car had been subject to a recall in 2017 for "45f2 - abs control module software" and update was performed in April 2017 at no cost. But the recent trouble was also abs-related:. Vw of kingston service stated: "16352 fault for abs control module faulty - not related to recall that was done in 2017. " I wish to challenge the conclusion that the 2 abs incidents were unrelated. Additionally, a 2012 incident should be considered in which the vehicle's engine suddenly stopped on highway and could not be restarted. Vw said problem was "car will not start. Cause: no comm to tcm, ecm, brake control unit, j500, j234. Convenience system, and tpms system. 97105550 vehicle elect system ecm replace. . . Remove reinstall. " I submit that the 3 incidents in 2014, 2017 and 2021 involving in some way the brake control units are related and should all have been subject to warranty as safety defects.
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4 Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 07/19/2021
Abs module failure.
5 Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 07/01/2021
The brake vacuum pump is leaking oil. As this component is related to brakes, it is considered a safety component. The leak was confirmed by the local vw dealer and a cursory google search shows that this issue is common amongst this engine (across many models/years).
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7 Service Brakes problem of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 06/07/2021
Recurrent, ringing/squealing and grinding of brakes. Rotors and brake pads are defective warp faster than normal even after being repaired. My 2019 vw Jetta needed new brake rotors and the brake pads re-surfaced with only 24,107 miles on the odometer, 3 months later the brakes are ringing/squealing/and grinding again at 27,601 miles. It has only been 3,000 miles. The speed at which the brakes wear out on the vw Jetta is excessive and most likely is a vehicle defect. I am now being told that the car needs new brake pads. The dealer has told me I drive the car too hard and brake too hard. I have never had this problem with any other brand of car I have owned in the past. The Jetta has low mileage for all these break issues that are never fully fixed. I am awaiting a recall on this by Volkswagen or some type of resolution as this seems to be a defect in quality craftmanship.
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8 Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 05/24/2021
The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that her husband was driving at an undisclosed speed, when the abs, traction control, brakes and air bags warning lights were illuminated. The dealer was made aware of the failure but informed the contact that she needed to pay for the diagnostic test. The VIN was not included in a recall. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed the vehicle with codes 16352, 01130 and related the failure to NHTSA campaign number: 16v913000 (service brakes, hydraulic, electronic stability control). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in a recall however, if there was a recall later that included the VIN, the contact might be eligible for reimbursement. The failure mileage was 181,000.
9 Service Brakes problem of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 04/10/2021
Vehicle was stationary in parking spot and upon ignition began revving uncontrollably and threw up error codes "engine speed max. 4000 rpm" and "start-stop system error", along with epc and engine lights. The brake was also depressed. Upon putting into reverse the parking brake was automatically engaged while the engine continued to rev. Soon after, engine would sputter but not turn over with the same error codes on display.
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10 Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 02/12/2021
The brake did not apply. After the car was parked and was in "r" (reverse), the brake pedal was pressed but the car did not stop.
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11 Service Brakes problem of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 01/01/2021
Started vehicle in morning went back inside to grab bags and water while car warmed up. Came back and sat in drivers seat. Car center screen notated - auto/stop error and check engine light on. I put car in reverse to back out of driveway. No brakes at all. I had to push down on brake pedal as hard as I could to stop car. Luckily was not out of driveway. Put car in park and turned off and turned car back on. Same faults came on dashboard and screen. As well as airbag fault.
12 Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 12/24/2020
Vehicle had faulty abs brake module, after replacing module, the error still exists. Brakes are not working correctly. Wheels lock up and the vehicle cannot be stopped quickly. Abs, brake, and traction control light are flashing. Before the abs module was replaced, the speedometer and power steering would stop working. After replacement, they work but the abs system still malfunctions.
13 Service Brakes problem of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 12/22/2020
Rotors warped to the point of needing repair, at under 26000 miles. The car is kept in arizona in a dry climate, no rain, no hills, mostly highway driving with little braking and for the last 8 months, minimal use due to stay at home orders. Dealer has no explanation as to why these parts failed when they should last to 60000 miles at least.
14 Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 12/19/2020
In the middle of driving on the highway, the car spontaneously shut down electrically, as if a fuse shorted, almost all dashboard lights turned on, the steering wheel locked up, and the brakes went unresponsive, nearly causing a collision. Once the car came to a complete stop, it was turned off in an attempt to regain control. After turning the car back on, the same dashboard lights remained illuminated, and the car wouldn't go more than 40mph, creating another accident risk during the remainder of the drive home.
15 Service Brakes problem of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 12/09/2020
Emergency brake engages while driving the car with nothing else on the road. Door locked on her and she had to climb thought the passenger side door. Received several more malfunction alerts. Took the car to my local dealership (200 mile round trip). First I was told the codes were caused by a non-vw diagnostics computer. Then, they said it was a dead battery in the fob. Then they said it was because the car was filthy. It was snowing and I had just driven over 100 miles through snow on a salted road. Of course it was dirty. But, it was clean when I left the house. They refused to do any work except to change the battery in my fob. I changed the battery in my wife's fob when I got home. I also cleaned the car inside and out. As soon as my wife went back to work, all the codes came back on. When the brakes automatically come on while driving on icy roads, this could be a major problem. Also read about a possible class action lawsuit about the brake issues and more.
16 Service Brakes problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 12/06/2020
My tired was punctured and the tire pressure indicator light did not come on at all. The seatbelts never retract after taking them off they just hang there. Sometimes when I lock the doors the alarm does not sound off indicating the alarm is set, also my horn works when it wants to but never when it should, for instance there was a car coming up the street the wrong way and my car failed to create sound from the horn for me to alert the other driver. My car could be in motion or stationary none of the above works, my brakes have went out a few times while I was in motion in the middle of the highway as well. These issues have been happening way before the date I listed below but I just thought these were normal issues I need to get fixed on my own but who knew it was a recall issue all along.
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17 Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 11/27/2020
While in motion brakes were engaged to slow vehicle down. Brakes "stuck" at top of motion and would not depress. Had to pump and after putting vehicle in park and then drive again they would engage. Used emergency brake to stop on way home. Failure happens every 3 stops or so.
18 Service Brakes problem of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 11/09/2020
Removing the key while the shift lever is in a position other than "park" increases the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash. I asked after I first bought the car and they said it was normal. I called recently and was told my VIN number was not included in the recall. It is a daily dangerous failure on vw's part. It happens every day and when called they said I would have to pay for it. I did not get any recall information about the issue.
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19 Service Brakes problem of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 11/05/2020
Engine light came on 11/05/2020 got it checked and a oil change because it would be due within 500 more miles, these codes came up mb2, br80, ma28, p068a. Car is running fine but my engine light is still on.
20 Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 10/31/2020
I just replace the abs moduler just about 6 month ago and several thousands of dollars. I see that my break lights is red and saying I need to redo my brakes. I have looked and they tell me there no recalls. I am wondering if the abs moduler have something to do wirh the brakes. I did read there a recall on the wiring harness and it affect your brakes and its very dangerous. I am concerned if someone could get back to me on this. It be very appreciated. Thank you.
21 Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 09/23/2020
Hi yes I am concerned in regards I had a call for a recall on my Jetta 2009. Nhtsa called me to set up and appointment. I did exactly what I was supposed to do with the recall. When the recall was finish I thought my work was on the manufacturing and was to pay the dealership. Long story short I had to pay for the labor and the parts for a recall on my 2009 Jetta Volkswagen. .
22 Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 07/13/2020
The throw out bearing suffered a catastrophic failure as I was going 80 mph down the freeway, to replace it I discovered that the sway bars end links were rusted solid and the brakes have been done 6 times and broken every time but this last time within a month.
23 Service Brakes problem of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 07/09/2020
2 separate incidents involving the epc. One was about 10 day's ago, July 9th getting on the freeway in houston. Car threw up numerous error codes, it automatically slammed on the brakes upon entering the middle lane of the freeway, gave an epc error code, transmission error code, and start/stop error code. I got it to the nearest dealership, montroad Volkswagen off I-45. They claim they could find nothing wrong after sitting on it for 24 hours & sent me on my way. Fast forward to last night, now 10 day's later, July 19th, coming back home from dallas, a nearly 600 mile round trip & another epc code code comes up & says fault: electronic parking brake when I went to park the car & head inside. Now I've only had this car a month, it shouldn't have all these kinds of issues & it deeply concerns me.
24 Service Brakes problem of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 06/26/2020
My car rolled into a wall on the other side of a parking lot while I was inside the opposite building. There is no alert/indicator/notification that the e-brake is engaged. There are alerts for the seat belt, air bag, truck/door opened, low gas, lights, etc. There is even a notification on the screen to remind me to grab my phone after I turn off the car and open the door. But for the e-brake, which is a two-step process that requires discrete pauses by the driver, there is nothing. This is a serious design flaw, that could result in a car rolling and injuring someone. I urge you not to wait for critical moments as in the past for auto alerts to be installed in cars, but to act now. I request all auto manufactures, vw and otherwise, that have e-brakes, create an alert that notifies the driver the car is off and the e-brake is not engaged, recall those cars, and update the computer. And if there isn't room, I suggest deleting the notification to not forget one's phone.
25 Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 03/18/2020
Tl the contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated while driving 60 mph, the abs, brakes and traction warning light were illuminated. The contact was able to drive safely to his residence. The vehicle was taken to independent mechanic and was informed the abs software needed to be updated. Upon investigation, the contact associated the failure with NHTSA campaign number: 16v913000 (service brakes, hydraulic, electronic stability control). A dealer was not contacted. The vehicle had not been diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer had not been informed of failure. The failure mileage was 95,000.
26 Service Brakes problem of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 03/14/2020
Rear dirverside rotor sheered off causing wheel to lock-up and vehicle to spin-out resulting in impact with curb.
27 Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 02/01/2020
Hybrid module work shop warning. The car has now power breaks when this happens. The car under performs when the electric drive does not work. No power brakes add to the problems. My car has been repaired 2 times for the same problem. It a drive ability and safety issue. Vw has not been helpful with a solution.
28 Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 01/29/2020
The car has under 70,000 miles. The car needs a need vacuum pump and abs module!!!!!!! abs module is $2,200 dollars at the dealership. How does that brake so soon on a car?.
29 Service Brakes problem of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 01/15/2020
When putting my car in reverse and backing out of a spot brakes make a high pitch ringing. Also, when parked muffler/ tail pipe on the left side, it gurgles as if water is boiling in it. Car is less than a year old.
30 Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 12/29/2019
I'm still continuing to have problems with this var 2012 Jetta Volkswagen. Up in till recently it was fixed on a recall notice that displayed vehicle right roll even if placed in part and ignition turned off !! unfortunately it happened to my son during christmas 2019. What if there was a body in from that car. This car has been a nightmare and Volkswagen USA knows it. I took it in and was addressed of new recall which relays the same savageness; it was fixed till when ?? 3vwdx7aj8cm409049 this caused about 1000-2000 dollars in damage after we had already fixed this bumper with Volkswagen.
31 Service Brakes problem of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 12/24/2019
Tl- the contact owns a 2018 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated while driving 55mph. The contact depressed on the brake pedal and the pedal was not functioning, the contact struck a guardrail and the vehicle come to a stop. The contact stated that no one was injured and no one seeked medical attention. Contact stated that the airbags deployed but did not deflate afterwards; when inspecting the side airbags on front driver and passenger side contact stated that the airbags had "rips" on the top and bottom. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a independent mechanic where it was diagnosed as a total loss. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer had not been informed of failure. The failure mileage was approximately 40,700. Dl.
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32 Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 12/12/2019
The car disables the abs while driving, and the abs, brake and electronic stability control indicators are lit simultaneously, while the car dings. Quite distracting. A little research shows complaints for the same behavior since just oct. 30, 2019: NHTSA id number: 11277060 NHTSA id number: 11288718 NHTSA id number: 11283008 NHTSA id number: 11279604 there is a recall which was considered closed for my vehicle for this issue: 16v913000 dealership has also quoted about $1500 to replace the abs module, because the current module cannot be updated. Seems like there are lots of bad modules that cannot be updated. This is a hazard condition; especially here in michigan.
33 Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 12/12/2019
Took vehicle in for abs recall and was told Volkswagen denied the recall because the abs module was bad. It is bad to begin with. Volkswagen has came up with a scam to please NHTSA but not satisfy customers. Quoted $1532. 62 for a new one that should be replaced by Volkswagen because it's already faulty.
34 Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 12/09/2019
Shortly after the emissions recalls where done in 2019 at aprox 184,000. At approx 186,000 miles the abs control module went out. The vehicle has 190,000 miles and I have called my local vw dealer and they say no recalls for this. There has been over 136,000 vehicles affected, so why isnt mine under a recall? I had just purchased the vehilce.
35 Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Failure Date: 12/05/2019
Car abs systen danger. No mechanic can fix.
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Service Brakes Problems of Volkswagen Golf
1 Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 06/24/2021
Brake booster vacuum line fell off making me run a red light I could not stop the car in time. After getting the car stopped about 100 feet past the light I found that the brake booster vacuum line fell off its made of hard plastic that has become brittle it cracked at both ends. There was no warning lights even after it fell off. The part number of the hose is 130-612-041 I just wanted to let someone know before people start getting hurt. . .
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2 Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 04/17/2020
My vw was retrofitted as required to meet federal emission and California standards following the vw emissions scandal related to vw diesel vehicles. My car's engine light is on and the dealer reports it needs a diesel particulate filter. However, the parts are unavailable nationwide. The emissions are now out of compliance.
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3 Service Brakes problem of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 05/27/2019
While in the number 2 lane on the freeway, using cruise control, we approached a semi truck in the number 3 lane. We were moving more quickly than the semi truck and did not change lanes nor did the semi truck. The freeway was straight. The automatic braking system turned on and engaged the brakes when our car reaches approximately the rear axle or is next to the back middle of the semi truck. Brakes engage in the same fashion they do as if there was a hazard in front of us. To be clear, nothing at all is in front of us, just the semi truck to our right.
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4 Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 05/13/2019
Under normal operation the release button for the parking/emergency brake can come out and result in the parking brake not clicking into the engaged position. If this were to happen when the car was unattended it would result in the car rolling away and possibly killing or injuring someone.
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5 Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 03/28/2019
I don't know what type of airbags they are, I've had to have my clutch replaced, waterpump and thermostat and my heater cores, now my coolant hose has gone out all this in let than 3 months and I have also had to replace, rotors two times in two years it's got to be some wrong I take good care of my car it only have 72686 miles on it.
6 Service Brakes problem of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 03/01/2019
The "front assist" system on a 2018 vw Golf r is prone to making unsafe abrupt stops in traffic. If a leading car makes an abrupt stop, the front assist system applies instant heavy braking even when the driver is already bringing the car to a smooth stop at a safe distance. This double-braking results in unexpected skidding and risks a rear-end collision with following cars. The manual override to front assist is pressing hard on the gas pedal. This action can't be performed when the driver is already bringing the car to a stop.
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7 Service Brakes problem of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 09/09/2018
I had to brake hard as the person in front of me on the offramp stopped short. I think someone cut the driver in front of me off, or people were just having trouble merging. The anti-lock brakes did not work, the car fish-tailed from right to left. I let up on the brakes and the car straightened out and I didn't get killed but it would have been a bad accident. Thankfully the guy behind me was able to stop. This is a car I bought last week. There is something wrong with the brakes. Even my 10 year old car would have activated anti-lock.
8 Service Brakes problem of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 07/19/2018
9 Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 07/01/2018
Tl -the contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen gold gti. The contact stated that while driving the speedometer failed and went up and down sporadically and the check engine indicator illuminated and stayed on. The contact stated the vehicle exhibited the same symptoms as NHTSA campaign number: 16v913000 (service brakes, hydraulic, electronic stability control). The vehicle was taken to dealer stone mountain Volkswagen (3500 stone mountain hwy, snellville, GA 30078. 678-367-4286) who diagnosed it and stated that it needed a new control module, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 116,000. Jc.
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10 Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 01/04/2018
I drove the car to a meeting on Thursday evening, Jan 4th, 2018. Parked it in a residential home office parking area in santa fe, nm at 6pm. At 6:10pm another person arrived to the meeting and said she saw flames by a red car. It was my Golf. Several of us went out with pots of water and a hose to contain the fire. Moved the other vehicles away from it to avoid it spreading. The flames came down from the engine onto the ground in front of the bumper. It was smoky and smelt horrible. We were able to contain the fire. When the fire dept arrived they used a special tool to pry the hood open and used the residential garden hose to douse the engine to stop the smoldering and reduce the heat of the vehicle to assure it would not ignite again. The car was assessed as totaled. I just bought it from vw uptown abq. It was a tdi that had the modification for the emissions class action suit.
11 Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 09/21/2017
On two occasions, about two weeks apart, the power cut off while driving. The car became very difficult to steer. The alternator light came on. After turning the ignition off and on again once or twice, the car started again, and the light was no longer on. On the first of these occasions, the car was being driven on a city street. It was a minute or two after first starting the car that day. The second was also on a city street. This also occurred just after starting, while turning a corner. On a third occasion, about one week before the above-mentioned two incidents, the epc light came on and power was diminished, but the engine did not cut out totally. This occurred on an expressway, after the car had been driven for some time. After dropping in speed, the engine returned to normal before the car stopped. Both problems would appear to be electrical problems. Vw customer service told me that as there was no light on the dashboard, they could not diagnose the problem. Needless to say, this is a very dangerous problem.
12 Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 06/27/2016
Electronic stability control , service brakes.
13 Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 12/18/2015
The contact owns a 2015 Volkswagen Golf. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v705000 (engine and engine cooling, service brakes, hydraulic) and was unable to determine when the parts would become available for longer than a month. The dealer and the manufacturer informed the contact to wait until the second notice was mailed to determine when the parts were available. The manufacturer was unable to provide a time frame that the parts would be supplied to the dealer. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.
14 Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 06/13/2015
Unsafe 110n sr-43 off ramp.
15 Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 06/13/2015
16 Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 06/13/2015
Nhtsa recall number:15v705 manufacturer recall number: 23r1 exit ave43, while I tried to turned right for small curved the vehicle was braking. That day I just went to repair my tire I got some nail in my tire I'm not sure that dealer put the air enough or check my tire pressure or not? I just got vehicle 40days and dealer ship not put gap that not over $2000 for my new car but they put vwcare for $2000 for me. Recall for new vehicle incomplete before sold for me I got a report that dealer didn't send that vehicle for repair. First time buyer new car no gap but has vwcare for $2000. I'm asking about recall they not answer my question.
17 Service Brakes problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 07/20/2014
While driving at appox 75 mph in the fast lane of an interstate freeway my 2011 vw Golf tdi shut off. Without warning, the glow plug lamp began flashing and check engine note came on the dash. At the same time the car lost all power and began running very rough. While negotiating traffic in an attempt to pull over (quite dangerous without power and tractor trailers now passing my slowing car) the car shut off taking the power brakes and power steering with it. I was able to safely get off the highway due to the wide shoulder in that area but this would have been another story had this happened in an area with no shoulder or safe pull off. My car has been properly maintained at service intervals and fueled from name brand, high volume filling stations. Vws own tests of my car indicated no fault of my own and nothing amiss in the fuel but rather catastrophic failure of a high pressure pump which displaced metal into the fuel system. This sort of failure is common enough (noted in a simple internet search) and flat out dangerous when it occurs at speed since the car gave no indications that it was going to shut off at speed (and fail to restart without being towed to the dealer). Worse yet, vw is aware of this issue with the tdi diesels but has stopped short of issuing a recall to install new parts that will not fail so soon and without warning. The car was fixed under warranty (car has only 38,000 miles) however they replaced the parts with the same failure prone parts. Web anecdotes from others with similar failures have noted that it happens in hotter areas (90-100 degree temps). This was my experience as well as I was in the middle of a long drive in 100 degree temps.
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18 Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 07/16/2013
The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Golf. The contact stated that while driving 48 mph, the brake pedal collapsed, causing the contact to crash into the median. The contact did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 2,500.
19 Service Brakes problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 07/01/2009
The abs pump & module are defective. Supposedly, a short on the circuit board causes this malfunction and now abs and asr are not functioning. Regular brakes are still working. This system problem seems to be common with vw and is a safety issue.
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20 Service Brakes problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Golf
Failure Date: 06/10/2003
I have a 2001 vw Golf. I had to have the rear brakes replaced at around 36,000 miles. But the front brakes look like they're brand new. I feel that vw has a serious problem with these cars and won't admit it. I don't feel to safe knowing that the car is only stopping on the rear brakes.
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