Sounds like you have 4 year old brake fluid. Yet another reason to avoid the dealer service department!bringing this back to alive... my JSW TDI still is on its original pads and rotors at 196k miles, yep brake fluids too. Stealership said it still looks good, will flush brake fluids to be safe before going on the long road to the left coast.
You seem to have a service department that should reread the maintenance schedule... The brake fluid should be flushed every 2 years at a minimum per VW's service recommendations:bringing this back to alive... my JSW TDI still is on its original pads and rotors at 196k miles, yep brake fluids too. Stealership said it still looks good, will flush brake fluids to be safe before going on the long road to the left coast.
Mine is a CPO it now has 62k miles. I did the brakes all around since they were squeaking. We do lots of 3 hour drives for commuting. We bought the car with 14k miles.
When I replaced the front pads, they were obviously the second set of pads for the car, as they weren't OEM, and the rotor bolts were missing. The rotors themselves were falling apart, flaking rust everywhere. The pads were still good, looked like they replaced the pads but kept the old rotors. The rears were squeaking, still a great deal of pad left, but the corrosion seems to have caused premature wear and a gouge in the right rear rotor. I have a total of 1 rotor screw out of 4. Doesn't provide a lot of confidence in the CPO program, huh?
Weird, right? On my 2001 golf, I have over 100k miles on the rears, and they're still fine.
Yeah, I know. There are multiple signs that point to this car having been in an accident. The longer I keep it, the more it bothers me. Once the dust settles, I plan to march the car right back to the dealer, and see if I can get out of it. I'm not sure what recourse I have with a CPO'd car if it's been in an accident, but I'm certainly interested in seeing the look on the dealer's face when I come back with it.
By the way, if anyone's interested in who sold me my CPO car with faulty brakes, it's Piazza VW of Ardmore. Just a heads up.
This impresses me. Mostly highway? How do you do this (well done, señor!!)kszach;4936221[B said:]I have just over 150k on the original brakes...[/B] need to take a look at them again as it's been about 15k since I took a look but the last time I was surprised by the amount of pad left, maybe the garage gnomes replaced them while I was sleeping.
Indeed!Wow, that's a lot of meat on those pads for 60k. Looks like they may outlive the rotors.