Emergency brakes were originally used to stop a vehicle during a failure of the regular brakes. However, emergency brakes are now used primarily to keep the vehicle from moving while parked because the regular brakes on a VW Passat rarely fail. Emergency brakes most often need to be replaced as a result of disuse, which can cause the components to rust and seize
Tools Used: Tools, Emergency brakes kit, Socket wrench set, Thread-locking compound, Torque wrench, Wrench
Replace Emergency Brakes
Determine which type of emergency brakes your VW Passat will need. Emergency brakes typically function by activating the regular braking system on the driving wheels. The emergency brakes for the VW Passat use the disc brakes on the rear wheels.