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Volkswagen Golf TDI Inspect Brakes at Every Service as Rear Brakes Wear Out Quickly

Volkswagen Golf TDI Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012

Average Mileage: 103,333 mi (60,000 mi - 160,000 mi)


The rear brakes tend to wear out quickly; rotors may need replacement by the first brake job. Our technicians recommend that the brakes be inspected for wear regularly.

  •  Rookie

    I always check brakes at service intervals and I am glad I did on this one. My 2006 Jetta TDI did wear out the rear brakes prematurely. Fairly cheap repair if done before rotors are involved. Just replaced the pads and did not have to turn the rotors..

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    Thought the problem was front brakes but my mechanic told me the rear brakes were "a mess" at 90,000 km. I see that I'm not the only one. Apparently VW puts on thinner and softer pads on the rear to cut down on the noise. Trying to keep the car quieter I guess.

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  •  Rookie

    Same problem here. I change the rear brakes 2 times before the front are due for a change. Usually its the other way around on the other cars.

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