2008 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Ok, but watch for back brakes

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Ok, but watch for back brakes
By chordsnstrums on


2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


The Jetta is a good car, but...BEWARE of the rear disc brakes/pads. They become extremely noisy! Like a big rig with squeaky brakes. I just shelled out $256 on new brakes at 14K miles. VW corp offered no assistance (2,200 miles out of warranty). Their stance is that everyone's brakes wear out at different rates. The CSR on the phone is the final say...there is no supervisor you can speak with. I've never heard of them wearing out at 14K miles. The underlying cause: Parking brake out of adjustment. Now who would have thought to check the brake cable on a brand new car? Other than that, drives fine, looks good, handles great.

Best Features

Interior, tiptronic tranny, alloys, creature comforts

Worst Features

Fix the rear brake issue. The rear brakes start the braking process, then the front brakes kick in; this prevents nose dive stops. I will update my review when it is fixed. This issue is all over the Internet.
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