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I don't know if this just normal or whether anybody else has experienced this issue / problem?

Very difficult to explain this one though so bare with me!

If I'm braking medium to hard no problems at all and the vehicle feels solid, but on light braking or slowing the vehicle down towards a roundabout or t juction etc, there seems to be a slight surging forward of the vehicle almost a pushing forward feeling. There does not seem to be any juddering under the brake pedal to say that the disk has a high spot/ warped but I can almost feel the disc going through the pads and gripping onto the disc and slightly pulling the vehiole to a stop.

I have taken it to the VW Garage and took it on a test drive with the technician, and he said this was normal and nothing to worry about, but if it gets worse to bring it back in...

Well the only time it feels worse or gets worse is if I'm light braking down hill or over bumby roads then the vehicle seems to jump forward slightly more...

If anyone has any thoughts I would be most grateful, or am I being over sensitive and making a meal of it?

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now thats a head scratcher
 

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Does it coincide with the box changing down....??

Certainly sounds a bit strange, but since you've taken it out with a technician (did it do it with him driving??) not sure what else you can do....... :think:
 

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chrisbin said:
Does it coincide with the box changing down....??

Certainly sounds a bit strange, but since you've taken it out with a technician (did it do it with him driving??) not sure what else you can do....... :think:
Gear change down does not seem to effect it, as it's generally in a low gear when slowing down. Seems to be more prominent if your generally driving in 30 to 40mph limits and then have to brake for cars slowing down and turning etc. I thought it was initially on change down but with more driving time this does not seem to be the case.

When the technician drove it, he seemed to be driving and braking harder than I would, and he said he could not find anything wrong, maybe in hindsight I should have got in afterwards and drove it with him in the passenger seat to see if I could show him exactly what I meant.....I might just have to go back again and get them out with myself driving the motor..


pilgrim said:
Has the vehicle got non standard floor mats in it?
No, has VW Standard Fitted carpet mats...Could having non standard mats make a difference then???
 

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Dam board went missing with the reply!!!

There was a case where a non standard mat was pressing on the accelerator under gentle braking as the mat was sliding forward but did not do so when heavy braking because the mat did not have the time interval to do so. Just a thought!!!!
 

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Nutty said:
I don't know if this just normal or whether anybody else has experienced this issue / problem?

Very difficult to explain this one though so bare with me!

If I'm braking medium to hard no problems at all and the vehicle feels solid, but on light braking or slowing the vehicle down towards a roundabout or t juction etc, there seems to be a slight surging forward of the vehicle almost a pushing forward feeling. There does not seem to be any juddering under the brake pedal to say that the disk has a high spot/ warped but I can almost feel the disc going through the pads and gripping onto the disc and slightly pulling the vehiole to a stop.

I have taken it to the VW Garage and took it on a test drive with the technician, and he said this was normal and nothing to worry about, but if it gets worse to bring it back in...

Well the only time it feels worse or gets worse is if I'm light braking down hill or over bumby roads then the vehicle seems to jump forward slightly more...

If anyone has any thoughts I would be most grateful, or am I being over sensitive and making a meal of it?

:think:
I've had a similar thing (sensation?) with other cars that I have driven.
It is very subtle and you only really notice it if driving lightly. Its something to do with the brake servo vacuum and its effect on the engine.
If I'm on the right track you'll probably notice it only happens when you haven't braked for a while. If you release the brakes and re-apply in the same manner again it doesn't do it. Drive some distance again and when the vacuum has re-accumilated it will do it again.

Just stamp on the brakes and you won't notice it
 
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