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Volkswagen Genuine Parts® Brakes

Volkswagen Genuine Brakes

Our brakes are adjusted according to engine performance, vehicle weight and your model's maximum speed. Your benefits: Long service life and braking comfort with minimum wear

Safe thanks to shorter braking distances.

The perfect fit as it is developed for your Volkswagen and tailored to its weight, performance and maximum speed.

Greater endurance and has been confirmed in complex practical tests under a wide variety of weather conditions and with up to 1,000 consecutive hard brakes on the test bench.

Full performance for your safety

In order for you to come to a safe stop, your brakes have to give everything, withstand huge pressure and extreme temperatures.


  • Peak temperature.
    Your brakes have to withstand temperatures of 800 to 1,000 degree Celcius.
  • Strong performance.

    If you brake hard, the braking power exerted may reach up to 883 kW (1,200PS) and thus exceeds the engine power many times over.

  • High pressure.

    In the event of a full brake application, the pads are pressed against the brake discs with an average force of around 15,000 N.

Indicator and warning lights for your brakes



Applied hand brake
To engage a gear
Brake pedal not depressed
Time for a service
Applied hand brake
To engage a gear
Brake pedal not depressed
Time for a service

Applied hand brake

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.

To engage a gear

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.

It's time to visit your Volkswagen Service Centre

Front brake pads worn.

Have all brake pads checked and replaced, where necessary.

Tips on all aspects of your brakes

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.

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

Volkswagen Genuine Brake Fluid

Protection in extreme weather and under extreme pressure, more time until the next maintenance appointment: Our brake fluid has been developed alongside your brake system and is so much more than simply standard - it even sets its own: The VW standard, 501.14.


Protects materials.

Does not effect the seals. Prevents rusting of pipes and cylinders.

Excellent performance in the cold.

Ready for operation, even at temperatures as low as -40 °C.

Longer maintenance interval.

Extends the first maintenance interval of new Volkswagen to three years.

More coverage on Genuine Parts

We now offer you more savings and peace of mind through our Volkswagen Cares Repair Packages. Rest assured that 100% genuine parts are used, and repair works are carried out by experienced Volkswagen technicians in accordance to global standards with approved Volkswagen tools.

The Repair Packages are available for :

1. Front and rear absorbers

2. Front and rear brake pads and discs 

3. Front and rear wheel bearing

4. Timing belt

5. Clutch

Not only are the main parts changed, but other relevant component parts such as nuts and bolts are replaced to ensure better performance and safety.

Other benefits include a 2-year warranty (subject to Volkswagen warranty terms & conditions).

Download the Volkswagen Cares mobile app now to receive your Care Repair Package e-voucher. Simply present the e-voucher to redeem at your next visit to a Volkswagen authorised service centre.

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