5.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 102003

Beetle 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

At 30,000 miles my Beetle needed new rear brakes after damage occured to the rotor. After observing them I decided to change the front brakes as well, the front brakes had plenty of pad left. Is it not normal that the front wear more prematurely than the rear"?"

- Venedocia, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 102003

Beetle 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
At 30,000 miles my Beetle needed new rear brakes after damage occurred to the rotor. After observing them I decided to change the front brakes as well, the front brakes had plenty of pad left. Is it not normal that the front wear more prematurely than the rear"?"

- Venedocia, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 302002

(reported on)

Beetle

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated that the brake pedal went down slowly when the brakes were applied on a hill. Also the brakes cause a jolting stop.

- Kamuela, HI, USA

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