VW Golf Brakes - Keith Fellows
I've got a 15 month old VW Golf 1.9 TDi PD GT 130 that has covered just under 18,000 miles. After noticing that the discs looked a little scored I took it to the garage (F1 Autocentre) this afternoon. The net result is that it needs new discs and pads front and rear. There is plenty of life in the pads but the discs themselves are scored and corroded - even the guy at the garage was surprised at the state of the back ones.

Have I just been unlucky and should pay for the work to be done or should I press VW for a goodwill payment?


VW Golf Brakes - daryld
My Wife has a 1999 VW Golf 1.6 Auto with 29,000 miles on it. It is used 70% town/30% motorway..it is still on its original pads and discs. Being an Auto the pads tend to wear slightly quicker than a manual, in my experience. The VW dealer at the 3rd year service inspected the brakes and estimated they had about another 10K to go.

I would press for a goodwill payment..even though the pads are now harder than they used to be it is still poor that the discs are worn.
VW Golf Brakes - Big John
If your car was badly stored (ie in a field) before sale all the brake disks would have rusted badly potentially causing the premature death of the disks.
VW Golf Brakes - Big John
Time for a typing lesson!

corrected for you BJ. DD
VW Golf Brakes - Glaikit Wee Scunner {P}
My Mark IV Golf SDI had scored rear discs at less than 2 years.
Apparently road muck settles on the calipers causing extra wear.
I complained that it was poor for a car of VWs high quality (flattery will get you anywhere) and replacements went through under warranty. Same problem with a Mark III Golfs drums. I got a heavy discount on new drums and shoes when it failed the first MOT.
Hope my current Passat does not go the same way.

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