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2012 Volkswagen Passat S 4dr Sedan 2.5L Manual PZEV

2012 Volkswagen Passat
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sdn, Mid-Size
21 (Est) mpg city / 32 (Est) mpg hwy
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August 27, 2011, 7:37 am

James R
 

Question: brakes stuck on

car was running and in park and i had my food on the brake for about 10 min when i went to back up it wouldnt move several hrs later my husband got the car to move but the brakes lights were stuck on and the brakes were dragging a mechanic said there was a switch for the brake pedal and it had to release in order for the brakes not to be dragging any advice for releasing the brake pedal


August 28, 2011, 2:43 pm

Ron W
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Your mechanic sounds correct. Without seeing it it is difficult to see why the brakes are applied. You can try putting it in drive, then reverse, then drive, then reverse a few times. sometimes the rocking motive will pop the brakes free it they are just rusted to the drum.


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