Hate to dig up an old thread, but my brakes squeal embarrassingly at slow speeds in traffic, in parking lots, taking corners, etc. I'm ready to pull my hair out. I'll be going the after-market pad route.
Anyone else getting low speed brake squeal (with cold pads and rotors) that goes away once warmed up?
Just resonance that will go away with anti-squeal compound on the back of the pads?
I had this on my MK5 GTI too...
They've done studies you know. 60% of the time... it works every time.
I thought I'd bump this thread because my wife's 2011 Tiguan is having major brake noise problems.
Every morning, regardless of weather conditions, the brakes emit an ear piercingly loud screech when using them in reverse down the driveway.
No other time does this happen.
Like others have mentioned, it's so loud it's honestly embarrassing.
The whole block knows when my wife leaves for work!
I have a good relationship with our local VW service advisor, so I'll give him a call to see what/if VW will do about it.
Understandably these are wear parts, but with only 20k miles on the car I would expect the brakes to be a little more civilized!
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