Parking Brake Problems of Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 19 parking brake related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 3 most common parking brake problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's parking brake (15 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's conventional parking brake (3 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Parking Brake related problems of Volkswagen Jetta

  Recently reported Parking Brake problems of Volkswagen Jetta

The Parking Brake problem

The contact owns a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle overheated and stalled without warning, the parking brake failed, and the rear driver side door had issues opening. The contact also stated that the vehicle leaked fluid.   Read details...

The Conventional Parking Brake problem

Volkswagenh of America has not been supportive or helpful in resolving these complaints nor have the Volkswagen technicians been able to diagnosis the true problem; they just fix the problem "symptoms". No safety defect listed.   Read details...

The Mechanical Parking Brake problem

I started my car to leave work and when I put it in reverse the car would not back up. I thought it was the transmission? I had vehicle towed in for repair to local dealer, they replaced a switch in the abs system that was causing the brakes to stick.   Read details...

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