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    Casey Clewell
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    Default 2002 VW Jetta Brake Pedal Problem

    Hi!

    I am experiencing a small problem with the brake pedal in my 2002
    Jetta 1.8T. When I press the brake pedal lightly, frequently upon
    releasing the pedal it does not return to the full up position and I
    find that the brakes are still applied. If I put my foot behind the
    brake pedal I can push it back up to its full up position and the
    brakes are no longer applied. This only happens when I press on the
    pedal lightly. If I apply full force to the brake pedal, upon
    releasing it, it always returns to its full up position and the brakes
    release completely. I took the car into my local dealer and they said
    they could not reproduce the problem and that the brake system was
    functioning within factory specs. After further explanation of the
    problem the service consultant seemed to understand what I was talking
    about but had no idea what could be causing the problem. He said he
    would look into it and give me a call. I'm still waiting.

    Has anyone else had a similar problem, or have any ideas what might be
    causing the problem?

    Thanks!

    Casey Clewell

  2. #2
    Brian Running
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    Default 2002 VW Jetta Brake Pedal Problem

    > Hi!
    >
    > I am experiencing a small problem with the brake pedal in my 2002
    > Jetta 1.8T. When I press the brake pedal lightly, frequently upon
    > releasing the pedal it does not return to the full up position and I
    > find that the brakes are still applied. If I put my foot behind the
    > brake pedal I can push it back up to its full up position and the
    > brakes are no longer applied. This only happens when I press on the
    > pedal lightly. If I apply full force to the brake pedal, upon
    > releasing it, it always returns to its full up position and the brakes
    > release completely. I took the car into my local dealer and they said
    > they could not reproduce the problem and that the brake system was
    > functioning within factory specs. After further explanation of the
    > problem the service consultant seemed to understand what I was talking
    > about but had no idea what could be causing the problem. He said he
    > would look into it and give me a call. I'm still waiting.
    >
    > Has anyone else had a similar problem, or have any ideas what might be
    > causing the problem?


    I had a similar problem once, it was caused by the brake light switch.
    Might be worth checking to see if the switch actuator retracts smoothly and
    fully.

  3. #3
    dag
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    Default 2002 VW Jetta Brake Pedal Problem

    > I had a similar problem once, it was caused by the brake light switch.
    > Might be worth checking to see if the switch actuator retracts smoothly and
    > fully.


    There's a recall on the switch now, too.

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    bern
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    Default 2002 VW Jetta Brake Pedal Problem

    You need a new brake booster. I would replace the brake pedal to
    (remember to specify auto or manual) because of the clip in the peda
    to hold the pushrod. I had an A4 Jetta last week do the same thing
    HTH
    From VWsport.com NNTP Gateway

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