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Brakes and Brake Fluid Stop-and-go during morning and evening rush hour, utilising brake when you need them the most in an emergency situation. Volkswagen Genuine Brakes are safety parts of your car you can rely on.

Genuine Brake Discs

Designed with flow-optimized air ducts for maximum cooling

Volkswagen genuine brake discs have reliable performance in extreme conditions and in high temperatures.

Optimum Braking Performance and Comfort  

Volkswagen Genuine brake pads are made of cast iron or steel with high chromium and molybdenum resulting in minimum noise and reduced vibration on the brake pedal. 


Genuine Brake Pads

Precise fitting with high friction retention

The model specific brake pads are made to withstand high temperatures and retain high friction to provide better braking.

100% dimensional stability and minimal tolerances

Volkswagen Genuine brake pads are made to resist high compression load and has optimally designed interplay with the brake discs.

So your brakes won't fail you, even in dangerous situations.

Stop-and-go in the evening rush hour, a trip back to hometown with long descents, a narrow, windy route - every journey is different. What is common to all is that you can rely on Volkswagen Genuine Brakes.

Control lights.

Indicator & warning lights for your brakes.
If the hand brake is applied, release it. In the other cases, drive immediately to the next specialist to have the defect removed.


  • Drive slowly.
  • Adjust to longer braking distances.
  • Pedal pressure may be higher.
Is illuminated: brake pedal not depressed.

To engage a gear, depress the brake pedal.

Flashes: The locking button in the selector lever has not clicked into place.
Starting will be prevented. To engage a gear, depress the brake pedal and click the selector lever lock into place.

Brake pedal not depressed.

Fully depress the brake pedal.



Front brake pads worn.

Head off to your Volkswagen Partner: Have all brake pads checked and replaced, where necessary.


Tips on all aspects of your brakes.

Stopping at the right moment, no skidding. Your brakes thus make a big contribution to your safety. What should you do for them? Herewith a few tips.



Your brakes must be tailored exactly to your Volkswagen's engine performance, weight and top speed.

Check safety.

Have your brakes checked whenever you change your tyres. Plus: We recommend one check a year.


Change in pairs.

The brake discs and pads on one axle must be changed in pairs in each case. If they are more heavily worn on one side of the vehicle, your Volkswagen may pull to one side in an emergency braking situation.

Involve experts.

Is your "Brake" control light flashing? Head off to your Volkswagen Partner - only trained specialists should work on your brakes.

Form economical teams.

In the interests of less wear and tear, brakes and pads should be matched exactly to one another.

Full power for your safety. To ensure that you stop safely, your brakes must give their all, withstanding enormous pressure and extreme temperatures.

Peak temperature.

Your brakes need to withstand 800 to 1,000 degrees when you drive downhill.

Strong performance.

When you brake heavily, the brake horsepower is up to 883 kW (1,200 hp), thereby exceeding the engine performance many times over.

High pressure.

In full braking, the pads are pressed against the discs with a force of approx. 15,000 N, on average.

Volkswagen Genuine Brake Fluid

A standard of its own for your safety.

 More safety in extreme cold and under heavy strain, more time until the next service. Volkswagen Genuine Brake Fluid has been developed in conjunction with your brake system and is far more than just standard - to be more precise, it sets its own standard: VW Standard 501 14.