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Volkswagen Passat brake repair cost distribution

Chart based on 279 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

5580 mi Brake noise at low speed 
6200 mi Brakes squeaking 
21080 mi Electronic handbrake failure. 
23560 mi

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 mi electronic parking brake malfunctioned - would not activate, and inoperable parking brake message appeared on MultiFunction Display. repaired under warranty 
42000 mi

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 mi

US $950
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 mi

C $1400
Front brake flexible lines out to wheels were cracked -- replaced. 
126480 mi

C $900
ABS electronic control unit failed and was replaced. 
146500 mi

C $2500
Seized left rear brake caliper and parking brake cable. Both rear calipers and parking brake cables replaced. 
192820 mi

C $530
Brake discs and pads worn out. 

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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 mi

US $450
Needed new pads a rotors. 
179000 mi 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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Volkswagen Passat Brake Problems

1807 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Passat. 213 of these members (11.8%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 278 brake repairs to Volkswagen Passats--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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