Sandman - where did you get the pads and rotors and how much? I have an '07 6MT and replaced my rears at 51k and am still on the fronts at 85K. Am hoping to get to 100k and will do fronts and prob rears again as well. I imagine this time I should do rotors, right?
My 06 Passat started having the same Parking Break error. When I put the key in the ignition and try to release the parking break it comes up with an error, after I take the key out and put it back in it fixes the problem for a few days and then the error will come back.
I have done a little research and as I have seen on here, replacing the Parking Break Switch should fix the problem. Has it fixed the problem for anyone that has had the same issue?
I had my switch replaced 5 days ago after an error, it wouldn't engage then one day decided to start working. .
I took it to the dealer as I had to replace my rear pads anyway, they didn't come up with another reason. All seems fine now
Last edited by Defex; 10-06-2012 at 02:23 AM.
Sorry I didn't get back to this thread- missed the subscription button so I didn't know there were replies. I went with the Blauparts U-Slot kit: http://www.blauparts.com/proddetail....d=D2B1139-01-G
That's the front. The rear kit is less than $90 for pads and rotors. After the anti-rust coating wore off the brake feel and stopping power is much improved. That's really saying something, since it's the rear brakes. The front should make a bigger difference, but since I still have 2/3 of my front pads left and no rotor warp at 73K miles, I'm not changing the fronts just yet. Hopefully the anti-rust coating does its job- hate looking at rusty rotors behind my wheels.
The brake fault warning has happened a few more times. It seems every time I open and close the parking brakes with Vag-Com, the fault goes away for a while. I still suspect it might be because the parking brake motors are reaching the limit of their travel because the pads were so worn down. Now that I have new pads and rotors installed, I will know for sure if the problem returns or stays away completely. Time will tell.
Last edited by Sandman333; 11-22-2012 at 11:52 AM.