Changed brakes at 62K miles, rear brake pads had about 3/32" of lining left on all 4 pads. The front pads really didn't have to be changed and had about 3/16" of lining left on all 4 pads. If I had waited for the warning light to com on I would have damaged the rear disks. This is very unusual as every other car I have ever owned had the front brakes wear out first.
My jetta started to make this loud noise on the back, when I breaked. It was like a rumble, and sometimes I could hear pulsations. I took it to midas (because I hate my VW dealer), and they told they were surprised I had never had to do any work on the brakes before. They needed to replace the back rotors and pads, resurface the front breaks, and replace the break fluid.
Before this happened, I always took my car to the VW dealer for every service. I never miss a service. I find it amazing that the dealer had never found anything wrong with my brakes. Anyways Midas is fixing them now for $800
rear brakes needed to be replaced