Brake Light On Problems of Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat owners have reported 91 problems related to brake light on (under the service brakes category).
#1 - Brake Light On problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Passat
The VIN of this vehicle was WVWPD63B42_. The vehicle was a 2002 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that the brake light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the local mechanic who diagnose that the abs module needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made a ware of the failure. The failure mileage was 230,000 and the current mileage was 277,000. It was 06/01/2011 when this brake light on issue occurred.
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#2 - Brake Light On problem of the 2003 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle is a 2003 Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was WVWPD63B53_. The abs light comes on on the instrument panel followed by the brake light and sometimes the anti-skid indicator. This issue happened on Aug. 1, 2012.. Read more...
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#3 - Brake Light On problem of the 2003 Volkswagen Passat
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is WVWPD63B73_. The reporting person owns a 2003 Volkswagen Passat. The contact was traveling 30 mph when the abs warning light and brake light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5,000 and the current mileage 56,000. It was Tue., Jun. 3, 2003 when this brake light on issue happened.
#4 - Brake Light On problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Passat
The car involved was a 2002 Volkswagen Passat. This has happened 3 times now. My car beeps at me about 3-4 times & the abs & brake lights come on for a few seconds before turning off. From everything I have read online, its a problem with the abs module & this is a common problem in the Passat. This brake light on issue occurred 05/25/2012.
#5 - Brake Light On problem of the 1999 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle involved is a 1999 Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is WVWNA63B6X_. When we bought it the abs light was on and brake light blinks, when baking up to the left it clicks. This issue happened on September 28, 2011.
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#6 - Brake Light On problem of the 1999 Volkswagen Passat
The car involved is a 1999 Volkswagen Passat. I was driving down the road and stepped on my brakes. I noticed my car was not stopping and the brake was very low to the floor. I got so scared. Thank god I was going in a very very slow speed. My brake light came flashing on and beeping like crazy. This car seems to be a lemon lately. I already have issues when I start my car. At times it just doesnt start so I have to keep the key in the ignition and wait about 35 seconds and finally the car turns over. Also I have gray smoke that comes out of my tail pipe upon driving at times. Also my sun roof, the material got caught and its all ripped. And. . . . My oil disapears on me. I can put two new quarts of oil in my car with in two weeks its gone bone dry with no oil leaks. Very very weird. Can someone help me out. Are there any recalls for any of this. I already bought rotors, brake pads for the back brakes and buying calipers this week. Now this happens where I have no brakes. I am so depressed about this. Please help me! I could of gotten into a bad accident because my entire brake system failed on me today. Go Volkswagen. . . . Unreal. :(. This brake light on issue occurred Monday, October 10, 2011.
#7 - Brake Light On problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
The car was a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. Driving down snow and ice covered mountain pass in colorado when I suddenly experienced heavy resistance of brake pedal and loss of braking. Brake light also came on. Fortunately, I made it home safely. Subsequently brought car to dealer and found out that the vacuum line for the brake had cracked causing loss of vacuum pressure and decreased braking. This problem occurred on Wednesday, November 5, 2008.
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#8 - Brake Light On problem of the 2005 Volkswagen Passat
There was crash involved with this problem. Consumer has a 2005 Volkswagen Passat. While driving 5 mph, the brakes failed. The contact stated that the brakes made a loud grinding noise when the pedal was depressed and the brake light remained illuminated. The dealer stated that the failure was unrecognizable. The contact also crashed into the rear of another vehicle while attempting to brake. The rear bumper of the other vehicle was destroyed. The VIN and dealer information were unknown. The current mileage was 58,700 and failure mileage was 700. This issue happened on Fri., Aug. 31, 2007.
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#9 - Brake Light On problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. I have a brand new 2004 vw Passat tdi wagon that has no tail lights. Signals work, brake lights work but, license plate light and rear parking/driving lights don't work. Car has no burned out bulbs or fuses. My concern is if the car has wiring harness problems, is this something that others have happening. Also on a rainy day the anti lock brake and electronic stability program in the same car failed but, when the car was parked and restarted the computer reset and problem disappeared. Is this going to be a problem?. This brake light on problem happened on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004.
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#10 - Brake Light On problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle is a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle had a crash. The VIN of this Passat is WVWVD63B24_. 1. When car in front of the Passat slowed, the driver applied the brakes and the abs light and asr lights came on but the brakes did not work. The Passat was not going quickly and had safe stopping distance so the car had plenty of time to stop. The Passat did not stop, hitting the car ahead of it. 2. The brakes failed, causing the Passat to rear-end the car in front of it. The driver of the other car sustained whiplash injuries and 600 usd to his car. He is in treatment with the cost of treatment undetermined at this time. The Passat sustained 3000 usd in damage. The driver of the Passat was not injured, was ticketed, lost half a day's wages in court, and does not trust his vehicle. 3. The car was taken to the vw dealership, where it was determined that a brake light switch was determined to be electrically faulty. Malfunctions were stored in the abs control module. The brake light switch gave an implausible signal, sporadic. The brake light switch was diagnosed and replaced. The fault memory of the abs control module was erased and reset. The driver of the Passat contacted vw asking about the fault(s) and expressing his doubt in the safety and reliability of the vehicle. The driver of the Passat felt vw's defective parts caused the accident and vw should cover the cost. Vw's answer is that the defective parts could not have caused the accident. Tonight's paper has issued information about a recall of this part however, it does not include information about Passats in this recall. Passats have this problem, too. We did not know about your organization or we would have contacted you months ago. It was Mon., Nov. 6, 2006 when this brake light on issue happened.
#11 - Brake Light On problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. VIN of the vehicle was WVWPD63B44_. Abs unit failure of 2004 vw Passat my abs module keeps flashing a brake failure on my dashboard. I don't know how safe it is to drive the car with a flashing brake light on the dash. Seeing how this should be a safety issue shouldn't the manufacture fix this brake problem under a recall?. It was 11/16/10 when this brake light on issue happened.
#12 - Brake Light On problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Passat
The car is a 2002 Volkswagen Passat. The VIN of this vehicle was WVWPD63B92_. The abs light flashes along with the brake light. Also words appear on the dash that say "stop" "brake fault" "service manual". When I checked the manual it says that there is a fault or problem with the abs system. It was 04/16/2008 when this brake light on issue occurred.
#13 - Brake Light On problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Passat
The car involved is a 2002 Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is WVWPD63B82_. When car is started the abs light goes on and the brake light flashes. The car drives but its always flashing the brake light. This issue happened on Saturday, February 14, 2009.
#14 - Brake Light On problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Volkswagen Passat. Abs/brake light comes on while driving. Took it to dealer and they did a scan found no problem with brakes. I have been reading on the net that a lot of people with the same yr are having problems with this. Even if fixed the abs light still comes on. It was Tuesday, May 4, 2010 when this brake light on issue occurred.
#15 - Brake Light On problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Passat
The car is a 2002 Volkswagen Passat. This just started happening to me and I was searching the web and it seems like it's a problem for a lot of people. About once every 20 minutes while I'm driving my 2002 Passat, the car beeps, and then the abs light comes on and the red brake light flashes. I loose a little of my braking power for a few seconds every time it happens. It was 09/06/2010 when this brake light on issue occurred.
#16 - Brake Light On problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle was a 2001 Volkswagen Passat. 2000 1. 8l Passat, brake fault on screen, stop on screen with brake light flashing and abs warning light on. Brakes sometimes very difficult to press with no stopping power. This brake light on problem happened on Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2006.
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#17 - Brake Light On problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle was a 2001 Volkswagen Passat. When driving my car, the abs and brake lights blink. There is about 3 beeps and the screen on dash says brake failure see service manual. Have taken it to vw dealership and they say that the abs control module or pump is bad. After looking over the internet for a few weeks now I have found that this is a nation wide problem and was instructed to file a complaint here. Vw dealership has told me that it will cost anywhere from 1500 to 200 dollars. Now my car is having stalling problems as well as the speedometer is all out of wack. I have connected it to the infamous vag-com and the only problem that comes up is the abs not communicating or something of the sort. I don't have 2000 dollars to shell out and don't feel as if I have to if this is as big as a problem as I have found it to be. It was Thursday, January 4, 2001 when this brake light on issue happened.. Read more...
#18 - Brake Light On problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle is a 2001 Volkswagen Passat. The VIN of this vehicle is WVWAC63B31_. Abs and brake lights came on at no warning and unexpected. Each time ignition turned on it beeps 3 times and the abs and brake light remain on. This should not be failing this bad. I just got the car for less than 10 months with 106,000 miles on it and I am the 2nd owner. The failure date was April 10, 2008.
#19 - Brake Light On problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is WVWAC63B31_. My 2001 vw Passat abs module became defective after 1 year of owning car from the original owner. Not sure if original owner had done repairs/replacements of the unit. Now there is no communication between the car computer and the module, therefore no abs brake is active. Abs light stays on and brake light flashes intermittently. There are also 3 beeps when car has been started. I am a very unhappy consumer of vw due to their faulty vehicle equipment and has deter me from purchasing any vw in the future. I have recently just had a repair to replace my maf sensor, 2 ignition coils, 4 spark plugs again after purchasing brand new ones just a month prior. It was very costly!!. It was 05/15/08 when this brake light on issue occurred.
#20 - Brake Light On problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Passat
The car is a 2001 Volkswagen Passat. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is WVWAC63B91_. The brake lights on my 2001 vw Passat stopped working. I checked the fuses and the light bulbs; and both the fuses and bulbs are good. Vw of America recalled several vw models in 2007 for brake light failure due to a faulty brake light switch. However vw of America did not recall the Passat. I when on line to a vw blog; and found lots of other vw Passat owners who have the same problem with their brake lights. I also found out that vw will not replace the brake light switch free of charge on the Passat, because the Passat was not recalled. I will have to pay out of pocket to get my Passat repaired. This brake light on issue occurred October 17, 2007.
#21 - Brake Light On problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Passat
The car involved is a 2001 Volkswagen Passat. Brake alarm light on all the time and flashing abs light as well as stop. Brakes have been checked and are fine. Dealer says it needs a replacement abs control module - $1800. Have been researching this problem and many owners of vw's and audis in my year range having same problem. This issue happened on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008.
#22 - Brake Light On problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle was a 2001 Volkswagen Passat. After 130000 miles, 2001 vw Passat abs/brake light lights up at random and beeps 3 times while driving, no break depression necessary for this light to go off. Mechanic diagnoses as abs control module malfunction. This occurs multiple times during operation. Part to cost $635. 00 and labor and reprogram of new part totaling $900. 00. Diagnosis of the issue 100. 00. All together, $1000. 00. Part has not yet been replaced. This brake light on issue occurred Monday, March 1, 2010.
#23 - Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle involved is a 2000 Volkswagen Passat. Abs and brake warning light suddenly appears accompanied by warning message "stop - brake fault" and loud audible alarm. My independent vw mechanic retrieved vehicle fault codes and advises the replacement of the abs control unit. The mechanic said he has seen this problem several times in the past year. The abs is inoperable and the drivers normal braking effort could result in the rear wheels locking up. Failure to correct this problem by replacing the abs unit is likely due to the high part cost ($1,123. 25) as this is becoming a common issue with many vw owners (evidence of this is readily availabe on the internet), the driving public's safety is being jeopardized for ecomomic reasons. This problem occurred on August 11, 2004.
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#24 - Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle was a 2000 Volkswagen Passat. The VIN of the car is WVWUH23B5Y_. Brake warning light and "stop" message displayed intermittently. It was December 14, 2004 when this brake light on issue happened.
#25 - Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat
The car involved was a 2000 Volkswagen Passat. Vehicle identification number (VIN): WVWMA23BXY_. My 2000 Passat 1. 8t has a problem with the abs system. It was Saturday, March 26, 2005 when this brake light on issue happened.. Read more...
#26 - Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat
The car is a 2000 Volkswagen Passat. Abs control unit failing - usually in warm weather after 15-20 min of driving the abs and brake light come on on the dash and a message saying stop/brake fault is displayed. The fault may go away after some time or stay. My guess is abs is disabled when this happens. Dealer suggests replacing the abs unit at a cost of $1300. There are many similar occurrences of the defect described in news groups on the web. This problem occurred on March 11, 2005.
#27 - Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat
The abs and brake light on my Volkswagen Passat (2000 v6) started blinking as I was driving. The abs no longer works in my car and the manual states that it should not be driven as the brake proportioning aren't correct when the abs is out and that the rear wheels can lock under heavy braking. After doing the diagnostic test I find out the that bosch abs module has stopped working (8eo 614 111 ah). The vw dealer wants $1700 to fix the problem. From internet research I have found the problem is quite common and because it is safety related I belive there should be a recall. 8jb. It was August 27, 2005 when this brake light on issue happened.
#28 - Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat
The car was a 2000 Volkswagen Passat. The abs abd brake warning lights started to blink on my 2000 vw Passat vr6 wagon. My dealer informed me that the repair will cost $1100 and that will only enable them to do the diagnostics to determine what is really wrong with the brake system. The costs of the additional repairs will be additional. If I don't change the module, my brakes are in danger of failing. It was Thursday, September 8, 2005 when this brake light on issue occurred.
#29 - Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat
The car involved was a 2000 Volkswagen Passat. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is WVWMA23B3Y_. (1) at 79,000 miles: abs and flashing brake light warning message on dashboard and read stop, service manual / brake fault. A simple web search reveals hundreds of cars with this common failure as a result of a defective design. (2) during this failure traction control is disengaged along with abs system, could possibly result in an accident. (3) I will continue to drive car without repair as this is obviously something that the owner should not be paying to repair or even diagnose! I will also contact vw of America to log issue with them and request a recall. This issue happened on Sep. 13, 2005.
#30 - Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle was a 2000 Volkswagen Passat. The engine light has been on for a while. I had the catalytic converter replaced last year in 08/05 when it initially occurred. The problem went off. It came back on just yesterday 07/11/2006. The message says it is emission workshop. I have not taken it to a vw dealer, however, I suspect it is the same catalytic converter problem. Another problem I have had is the stop - brake fault message. The abs light is on while the brake light is illuminating. I have taken my car to two different independent mechanics to check on the issues. They mentioned that the brake pads were all fine. And so was the fluid brake reservoir level. They were guessing it was electrical problem or abs sensor problem. It was Sunday, June 11, 2006 when this brake light on issue occurred.
#31 - Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle involved is a 2000 Volkswagen Passat. The VIN of the problem Passat is WVWPD23B3Y_. The abs and brake warning lights came on and the dashboard display indicated to stop immediately. The drivers manual indicated that the brakes could fail at any time. This brake light on issue occurred 08/26/06.
#32 - Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat
The car is a 2000 Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was WVWPD23B3Y_. Anti-lock braking system abs, electronic controller module started with the brake and abs lights on or flashing from time to time, then, all the time, and the oil light came on. Also, warning - stop sign came on, and the tachometer dropped to zero. Never happened all the time, but it did get much more frequent , probably about 80% of the time these things were happening. It was March 3, 2007 when this brake light on issue happened.
#33 - Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle involved is a 2000 Volkswagen Passat. I own a 2000 Passat v6 glx wagon. It has 94,000 miles. There are defects in the abs and brake light warning system. I have taken the car to certified import mechanics, who stated there was absolutely nothing wrong with the brakes or brake functions. I have been investigating this problem online and have found that thousands of people were having the same problem. How are we as consumers supposed to know when to take the warning light seriously? in my online investigation I have found a number of people that have been taken advantage of by Volkswagen. They were charged thousand of dollars to fix this problem, and Volkswagen never fixed the problem the warning lights still popped up randomly. Consumers pay for a feature such as abs brakes for the safety of our children and our own safety, but this Volkswagen situation was disconcerting. It was March 20, 2007 when this brake light on issue occurred.
Other Service Brakes related problems of Volkswagen Passat:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problems||161|
|Brake Light On problems||91|
|Service Brakes problems||79|
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||73|
|Abs Brake Fail problems||58|
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||51|
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||39|
|Brake Disc Pads problems||22|
|Brakes Failed problems||19|
|Power Assist Brake Vacuum problems||18|
|Brake Disc problems||10|
|Brake Foundation Components problems||9|
|Power Assist Brake problems||9|
|Brake Master Cylinder problems||8|
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||7|
|Brake Light Switch problems||6|