Constant Brake Squeal
By carb1776 on
2007 Volkswagen Touareg V6 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
I looked a many SUVs like the Tribeca, Sante Fe, CR-V and choose the VW because of the leg room and comfortable ride. With 4,900 miles I regret not buying a Honda, Toyota or Nissan. I have had a brake squeal every time the brakes are applied and the VW dealer says it's normal and part of the brake design. I'm embarrassed to drive anyone in my vehicle. $35,000+ is a lot of money to let a vehicle sit in the driveway. You won't find a vehicle with better comfort or handling but the trade-off is the brake squeal. It's annoying and I am filing a Lemon Law complaint if it can't be fixed. I won't buy another VW again.
I like how it is so roomy inside and handles any road condition.
Cons: constant brake squeal with only 4,900 miles. A drive shaft bearing went bad at 4,000 miles, a $3000 repair.