My friend took his 91 Passat in to have the brakes checked. It needed rear
brakes, both sides almost to the metal. It only has 48,000 mi and the front
brakes have plenty of life left in them. The VW mechanic said this was normal
for the Passat and they will use up rear brakes faster than fronts due to "more
pressure to the rear brakes for better brake balance and faster stops." Has VW
found a way to change the laws of physics or is this really a bunch of crap?
- posted 16 years ago