fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,622 miles

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta brakes problems

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 172009


  • 18,000 miles


I have 2007 Volkswagen Jetta wolfsberg ed and I am having serious issue with the rear brakes. I bought this brand new at 60 miles on it in June 2007.. around 18/19K I had to replace rear brakes N rotors cause they were worn and were rubbing metal on metal.. I went to the VW service they said it may have been the ebrake not adjusted correctly.. they replaced everything under warranty after arguing with them.. they tried to say it's the way I drive or I must have driven with the ebrake on.. R U kidding me!!!! I been driving for 10 yrs.. and if it was the way I drive why haven't the front brakes gone" they are still the original brakes to this date 2-12-10.. anyhow so they replaced it. Right now I'm at 29K guess what.. I had tires changed out and my rear brakes are at 30% left.. this is insane 10K an I have to change rear brakes again?? meanwhile I still have original front brakes on the car with 2/3 of life on them! my trusted/personal mech said there has to be something wrong with the braking system or hydraulics.. there's no way I should be almost on my 3rd set of rear brakes without even touching my front brakes.. he said that is not normal.. I had a 95 Camry bought it used had that for 2.5 yrs and only replaced all brakes 1 time...and isn't the stopping power on all vehicle in the front brakes.. its a fw drive car... this is getting ridiculous.. at this rate ill be changing brakes every 3 oil changes.. how does this make sense to the VW company or any mechanic for that matter"... please recall this veh for rear brake issue.. nobody has 400 dollars every 10K for brakes.. please do the right thing!!

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 102009


  • miles
We own a 2007 Jetta with about 30K miles on it. The brakes and rotors have failed. They have been making noise since day one but recently we learned they are shot. VW claims this to be normal wear and tear. We say it's bad manufacturing or design and someone should look into these brakes.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 182008


  • 28,867 miles
I have a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta wolfsberg edition with 29,000 miles on it. I am the original owner. My rear brakes were making an awful squealing noise. I brought the car to the dealer for scheduled maintenance as well as for my brakes. I was told that my rear brakes had 1mm and 2mm left on them and needed to be replaced and this was part of normal wear and tear. The car is not even 2 years old and they want to charge $425 to replace the rear brakes. I have owned Toyota before and have never heard of such a thing. This is a huge flaw that Volkswagen refuses to own up to. I have talked to my dealer, drito brothers, and customer relations about this issue. Apparently, Volkswagen does not care about their customers and continue to make an inferior car. I think it needs to be investigated with a potential for recall. I have read many online forums with many people running into this same issue. I had an outside mechanic take a look and they feel there is a major flaw in the car as the wear on the rear brakes is uneven while the front brakes are not showing any wear at all. Thank you for looking into this issue.

- Union City, CA, USA

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