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My daughter's 2007 Volkswagen EOS service manual says you have to have the brake fluid changed every two years! I've never heard of a vehicle that requires brake fluid to be replaced at all unless you replace a master cylinder or a caliper. Is this just a way for the dealer to **** money out of customers?

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I'm not sure why they recommend every 2 years, I strongly recommend replacement at every brake job though, which may end up being every 2 years. It's one of those neglected things that most people don't think about. Years ago I had problems w/ front calipers failing, and it turned out it was due to contaminated brake fluid (it was never changed, and the car was @ around 100k miles. So, yes , have it replaced, but only when your daughter needs new brakes.

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Yes, it is just a way for the dealer to take your money. If you don't have to open the system, don't change it

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80.,000 mile service for 2007 Honda CRV


What ever you have done for decades with all your vehicles

I treat all vehicles the same for 50 years

I have my own schedule that far exceeds the useless manufacture
maintenance joke & exceeds the after market professional suggested preventative maintenance

Your close to timing belt change at 90,000 or 6 to 7 years

I would guess if you have to ask, you could work on it for a
week or two to get caught up

Spark Plugs-every 3 years
Brake Fluid -every 2 years
Trans & Power Steering-every 2 or 3 years (or their going to fail)
Not changing oil every 3 to 4,000 (motor problems for sure)

Could go on for 50 items

Common Sense-just keep working on them all year round

Brakes come apart once a year or sooner (or they have problems)

Have to road test with scan tool a couple times a year, to look at data

The useless manufacturer items your asking about, are in your owners manual

If all you do is wait on what is in the owners manual, you will
break down & ruin your vehicle

There never has been any mention of brake fluids,trans fluids
& the silly 100,000 mile spark plug nonsense, doesn't even
exist

The ignition modules or coils would be fried, if you went that long

People think the transmissions are sealed
There is not one sealed transmission out there

Wonder they they fail alot,no fluid changes &
too much TV nonsense & internet nonsense
about it & fuses & relays,those items don't fail

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Whats done on 90000 inspection


Surely your not waiting for 90,000 miles
to do all sorts of things
By then you should have changed your transmission
& power steering fluids at least 2 times & flushed your
brake fluid every 2 years on all vehicles
I do Air,Cabin,Fuel Filter & Spark Plugs every 3 year
What your asking is Manufacture Recommended Service
Wait on that you will either break down or have a vehicle
that won't last much past 100,000
The question you ask is in your owners manual
You need a vehicle Log Book
You need to develop your own Preventative
Maintenance Schedule based on time as well
as mileage & forget the manufacturescheduled
maintenance,your schedule will include theirs
& much most based on your lifetime of knowledge
& experience & repairs
You treat ALL Vehicles the same
It's not a wait & see game
It is about education & preventing problem
down the road
No vehicle manufacture really care what you do
or they would tell you about power steering,brake
fluid & stop with the silly 100,000 spark plug & trans
fluid changed,by then the damage will be done

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Do you have to used VAG 1869/2 tool brake depressor to bleed brakes on a VW 2007 EOS ?


thats too much hard work dude!,go to an auto parts store and buy a one man bleeder kit,the hand vacuum style works the best.looking at only about 25 to 30 bucks for it,and it will pump the fluid in front of your face till no bubbles are present,just keep the master cylinder full!!,you can leave the cap off the master while doing this.

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I am going to have my timing belt changed on my 2007 Hyundai Accent. What fluids should be changed at the same time? Thank you


Your owner's manual contains a section for maintenance & safety checks. Depending on your vehicle's maintenance history, you may not have to change any fluids at this time. As a rule of thumb, every 30,000 miles you should change trans fluid/lube and cooling system flush every 2 years. Brake & power steering fluid need only be checked for minimum level and inspect system components if fluid levels are below minimum.

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Volkswagen EOS yellow light appeared today - looks like sun (rays around circle) with exclamation point inside circle


Check front and rear brake pads.Don.t add brake fluid before changing the brake pads.Check the level after that.

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I'm told that my 2007 EOS needs a very expensive change of transmission fluid (I have the tiptronic transmission) for "routine maintenance" at 45,000 miles. What is the liklihood that I will have problems...


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I don't know how much maintenace you have done in the past. Besides the normal inspections of the brakes, fluid levels and oil changes they do recomend changing the spark plugs and the axle fluid at 30,000 miles and adjusting your parking brake cable. hope this helps....

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Brake light is off


There's a recall on your issue. Take it to the dealership.
You likely have a defective brake light switch.

http://www.lemonauto.com/complaints/volkswagen/jetta.htm

NEWS: Volkswagen recalls nearly 800,000 cars
Defective brake lights on Golf, GTI, Jetta, New Beetle and R32 are a potential safety hazard and should be replaced. February 26, 2007 - NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Around 800,000 Volkswagen vehicles have been recalled Monday because of faulty brake lights, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
The 790,000 vehicles include Jettas, New Beetles, Golfs, GTIs and R32s...all in the United States.
The specific years and models affected are:
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  • 1998-2007 New Beetle
  • 2003-2007 New Beetle Convertibles
  • 1999-2006 Golfs and GTIs
  • 2004 R32
The malfunctioning brake lights and brake light switches could fail to come on or remain stuck on.
This recall expands on one announced by Europe's No. 1 carmaker last year, when 362,000 Jettas and New Beetles were recalled due to the same defective part.


Volkswagen said that dealers will immediately be prepared to accept service appointments to perform the repair at no charge, but the notification process isn't scheduled to begin until April.


NHTSA did not say if any injuries had been reported linked to the defective brake lights.

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