Touchy (jerky) brakes

henrynhenryn Houston, TXMember Posts: 3,857
edited August 2016 in Volkswagen
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE, 66k miles. The brakes are definitely touchy, one could even say "jerky". If you're stopping from 30 mph or more, you do not notice. If you're driving slowly, such as maneuvering back and forth to fit into a very tight parking space, you most definitely notice. The rotors look smooth and clean, and the pads are far from being worn out.

Any advice or suggestions?
2019 Chrysler Pacifica, 2013 Ford F150 XL

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 210,440
    Do you think any of that has to do with the DSG transmission? I notice at low speeds that mine really downshifts abruptly, while braking down below 20 mph.

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  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXMember Posts: 3,857
    No, afraid not. This is my first DSG, and I have definitely noticed the downshifts and the "engine braking". But this is an entirely different matter.

    I park in two different parking garages (at work, at the gym) that are incredibly tight. I often have to maneuver back and forth more than once to get the car into or out of a parking space. This is at very low speeds, moving 5 or 6 feet, stopping, and then changing direction. It is very hard, almost impossible to do this smoothly due to the brakes jerking when applied at very low speeds.
    2019 Chrysler Pacifica, 2013 Ford F150 XL
  • gojdgo123gojdgo123 Member Posts: 15
    Have you checked the brake rotors? might be warped.
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