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I bought a 2022 Black VW Taos in August of 2021. I had my lease inspection of the car in Sept. And I mentioned that my brakes really squeaked and the VW maintenance team kinda just said that's what VW's do and kinda blew me off. For the last month or longer.... When I reverse in the morning my brakes loudly whistle and squeal when reversing every morning. The car only has 4029 miles.... Should it be doing that? And my CarNet app says I'm not due a service appointment until 6000 more miles. What can do? Is this really normal for a new car? Thanks for any help you can be.
 

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I bought a 2022 Black VW Taos in August of 2021. I had my lease inspection of the car in Sept. And I mentioned that my brakes really squeaked and the VW maintenance team kinda just said that's what VW's do and kinda blew me off. For the last month or longer.... When I reverse in the morning my brakes loudly whistle and squeal when reversing every morning. The car only has 4029 miles.... Should it be doing that? And my CarNet app says I'm not due a service appointment until 6000 more miles. What can do? Is this really normal for a new car? Thanks for any help you can be.
Yes, VWs do, but not as badly as some techs like to blow off.
My 2021 Jetta has a severe but intermittent squeal that you can hear all different places, even on the freeway when the ACC slows the car down.

My 6 month service is due and I am not going to let them brush me off.
 

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Yes, VWs do, but not as badly as some techs like to blow off.
My 2021 Jetta has a severe but intermittent squeal that you can hear all different places, even on the freeway when the ACC slows the car down.

My 6 month service is due and I am not going to let them brush me off.
Thank you so much for your response. My VW car dealer was informed today and said it is a thing for the VW brakes to squeal due to weather.... And his own VW Atlas does it as well. And I'm like you.... I'll press the brake issue as well to the VW service dept when I go in for my 6th month service appt. I recommend taking a video or audio clip of it when it happens to document the sound.... So they can hear it first hand. Thanks again for your quick response.
 

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I bought a 2022 Black VW Taos in August of 2021. I had my lease inspection of the car in Sept. And I mentioned that my brakes really squeaked and the VW maintenance team kinda just said that's what VW's do and kinda blew me off. For the last month or longer.... When I reverse in the morning my brakes loudly whistle and squeal when reversing every morning. The car only has 4029 miles.... Should it be doing that? And my CarNet app says I'm not due a service appointment until 6000 more miles. What can do? Is this really normal for a new car? Thanks for any help you can be.
Yes, it is "normal" or better said... common. It is worse when the car is kept outdoors (not inside a garage). It seems that humidity creates a thin oxide film on the disc's surface. As soon as you start to brake, the noise will go away (as the oxide film gets removed from the disc's surface). Happens on many brands, not just VW.
 

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Yes, it is "normal" or better said... common. It is worse when the car is kept outdoors (not inside a garage). It seems that humidity creates a thin oxide film on the disc's surface. As soon as you start to brake, the noise will go away (as the oxide film gets removed from the disc's surface). Happens on many brands, not just VW.
But that is why VW blows it off.

My first VW was aCorrado and even then they dismissed it but that was due to what you describe:
Parked outside
Squeal under heavy braking while cold
Went away as you drive

It was valid to dismiss, though ultimately different brake pads made that go away.

My current Jetta though:
Parked inside
Dry climate
Squeals even when warm after hours of driving at highway speed

So it depends on the situation.

But brakes are only warranted for 1 year so it’s best to push the issue during the warranty period.
 

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I bought a 2022 Black VW Taos in August of 2021. I had my lease inspection of the car in Sept. And I mentioned that my brakes really squeaked and the VW maintenance team kinda just said that's what VW's do and kinda blew me off. For the last month or longer.... When I reverse in the morning my brakes loudly whistle and squeal when reversing every morning. The car only has 4029 miles.... Should it be doing that? And my CarNet app says I'm not due a service appointment until 6000 more miles. What can do? Is this really normal for a new car? Thanks for any help you can be.
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I have same issue...but while driving started getting burnt metal smell on highway. So brakes are heating up causes the squealing. Could be wet rotors it morning...but im thinking brake pads are getting glazed from heat
 

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I bought a 2022 Black VW Taos in August of 2021. I had my lease inspection of the car in Sept. And I mentioned that my brakes really squeaked and the VW maintenance team kinda just said that's what VW's do and kinda blew me off. For the last month or longer.... When I reverse in the morning my brakes loudly whistle and squeal when reversing every morning. The car only has 4029 miles.... Should it be doing that? And my CarNet app says I'm not due a service appointment until 6000 more miles. What can do? Is this really normal for a new car? Thanks for any help you can be.
My 2023 Taos with 1400 miles has squeeky brakes as I back up whether I’m on a slant or flat ground. I called Volkswagen and was told Taos brakes do that. I said they didn’t squeak on my Tiguan I traded in and I was told “Tiguans have better brakes than Taos.” I find it hard to believe that it’s typical for my brakes to squeak the way they do especially on a brand new car.
 

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My 2023 Taos with 1400 miles has squeeky brakes as I back up whether I’m on a slant or flat ground. I called Volkswagen and was told Taos brakes do that. I said they didn’t squeak on my Tiguan I traded in and I was told “Tiguans have better brakes than Taos.” I find it hard to believe that it’s typical for my brakes to squeak the way they do especially on a brand new car.
Rear brakes wear very quickly, I'd change the rear pads sooner than later for sure. Mine are almost shot at 15k miles and will be getting better ceramic based pads soon.
 

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I have had squeaky brakes in reverse on numerous VWs when cold. They operate 99% of the time forwards and bed in like that, so I don't think it's unusual for them to exhibit different characteristics in reverse.
VW have tried to address this issue over the years with softer rear brake pads - which results in faster wear and associated complaints.
Aftermarket ceramic pads may mitigate the issue - that remains to be seen on the Taos.
I honestly don't have a problem with a little brake noise in reverse. They still work. Try a 1975 Mini's brakes in reverse. They flat out don't work, so much so that my friend smacked into a brick wall. It was pretty funny.
 
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