Problem Description and Possible Solution
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.
Average mileage: 85,000 (30,000–160,000)
11 model years affected: 1998
, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012
14 people reported this problem
My wheel makes a squeaking chirping noise when I drive, one noise per rotation, as when I drive faster it gets faster, too. When I brake, the noise turns to a grinding sound. P.S. the brake pad pin, that holds it in place has fallen out once, i replaced it, it got loose again. So i removed it. My dad, the collision repair who has pals in mechanics at VW who sold him the car (2012 VW Golf TDI, btw) , said it was fine?
planning a road trip to cali, not sure if safe, even though I've been told it is.
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.