2013-2014 Volkswagen Brake Issue

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The problem: Affected vehicles may experience squealing from the rear brakes when applied. This may be due to a problem with the rear brake pads. This problem does not affect performance.

Vehicles affected by this service bulletin:

  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

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Corrective action: Dealers will replace the rear brake pads and rotors.

Warranty info: This service bulletin is being performed free of charge under the Volkswagen limited new-car or extended warranty, whichever applies at the time of service.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if your vehicle is involved in this service bulletin. You also can call Volkswagen at 800-822-8987 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hotline at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 4616-02.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Service & Repair to find a local dealer.

Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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