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Brake Problem on 2004 VW Passat

On my son’s car-2004 VW Passat 1.8Turbo with TipTronic Automatic, the Brake Warning Light flashes constantly when I start the car, along with the message of Brake Fault & STOP comes on. We checked the Brake Fluid & it is fine, we tried putting the Parking Brake on and off a few times, and this did not do any good either. Do you have any suggestions?

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  • bawarne Nov 16, 2008

    We checked the brake pads & they were almost new. But we did fill the brake fluid up, & the lights went off, so hopefully that is it.

    Thanks for your help.

    bawarne

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    My vaccum value on my 2004 VW Passat keeps running after car is shut off

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You have to get CV Boots replaced, this happens because they split. What happen was something got stuck inside the axel where the little boots is held on and split that little piece of rubber (its easy to do). As a result, fluid leaks and and spashes on the back tires so you never know it happens. When you make turns the car will make a clicking noise. You can add fluid but, it will continue to leak out if those boots are split so, you have to replace the boots. I had to replace the boots and axel because the boots come on the axel. Its an expensive project. Boots, axel and labor $500 starting if you go through the dealer. Also, if you have an extended warranty they won't cover it because there is no time frame when these boots split it just something that can happen. Honestly, they know this is something common especially if you drive through snow.

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Have you checked the brake pads ?

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