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Volkswagen Passat Brake Problems

1672 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Passat. 190 of these members (11.4%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 245 brake repairs to Volkswagen Passats--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Volkswagen Passat problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Percentage of Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

Chart based on 2973 repairs.

Volkswagen Passat brake repair cost distribution

Chart based on 251 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Volkswagen Passat repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

250-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed automated manual AWD

5580 mi   Brake noise at low speed 
6200   Brakes squeaking 
21080   Electronic handbrake failure. 
23560 A $450 Rear brake pads. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

2000 mi   Brake pedal goes to floor with moderate pedal pressure. 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

11000 mi   The Passat has an electric parking brake. The electric switch on the dash malfunctioned. The parking brake system would cycle on/off about once a week. The dealership diagnosed the switch itself with a malfunction. The switch was replaced, but the trim ar 
12000   electronic parking brake malfunctioned - would not activate, and inoperable parking brake message appeared on MultiFunction Display. repaired under warranty 
42000 US $600 badly squealing rear brakes, replaced pads/rotors electronic parking brake repaired 

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2004 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

46000 mi US $500  

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

48000 mi US $650 Rear pads & rotors and front pads 

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2001.5 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

41000 mi US $235 Pads needed to be replaced. 
57000   Replaced rear break pads.  

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2001.5 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

76000 mi US $900 Replace rear brake pads/rotors. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

110980 mi C $1327 Rear brake pads and rotors replaced due to excessive wear. Fronts still OK. 
117180   Front brake flexible lines out to wheels were cracked -- replaced. 
126480   ABS electronic control unit failed and was replaced. 
146500   Seized left rear brake caliper and parking brake cable. Both rear calipers and parking brake cables replaced. 

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

149000 mi US $170 ABS sensor broken; problem returned after about 3 weeks 
164000   Needed new pads a rotors. 
179000   The ABS sometimes would randomly fire and then turn off for the rest of the trip, bad sensor; lived with until sold car. 

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