Volkswagen's Front-Assist Emergency Braking Can Activate For No Reason, Says Lawsuit

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Scott McCracken
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Red warning light of the front-assist braking system

A new class-action says VW's front assist technology applies the brakes randomly and without warning. Customers who complain are typically given two not-so-great options, live with it and document the malfunctions or disable the feature entirely.

The Missouri-based class-action says that's unacceptable and wants VW to take ownership of the problem. That includes covering any related repairs or costs associated with the system malfunctioning under warranty.

More information on carcomplaints.com

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Front Assist Problems

VW's collision avoidance technology is detecting objects that don't exist. When that happens it slams on the brakes and ends up putting unsuspecting occupants in harm's way. A lawsuit wants the automaker to do more than simply suggest that

Red warning light of VW's collision avoidance technology

Related Volkswagen Generations

At least one model year in these 10 generations have a relationship to this story.

We track this because a generation is just a group of model years where very little changes from year-to-year. Chances are owners throughout these generation will want to know about this news. Click on a generation for more information.

  1. 2nd Generation Beetle

    Years
    2012–2020
    Reliability
    25th out of 46
    PainRank
    3.31
    Complaints
    42
    Continue
  2. 1st Generation CC

    Years
    2009–2017
    Reliability
    40th out of 46
    PainRank
    10.5
    Complaints
    177
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  3. 1st Generation e-Golf

    Years
    2015–2020
    Reliability
    10th out of 46
    PainRank
    0.33
    Complaints
    2
    Continue
  4. 7th Generation Golf

    Years
    2014–2019
    Reliability
    29th out of 46
    PainRank
    3.82
    Complaints
    42
    Continue Front 3/4 view of a Golf
  5. 8th Generation Golf

    Years
    2020–2021
    Reliability
    29th out of 46
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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  6. 7th Generation Golf GTI

    Years
    2015–2019
    Reliability
    22nd out of 46
    PainRank
    2.94
    Complaints
    20
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  7. 8th Generation Golf GTI

    Years
    2020–2021
    Reliability
    22nd out of 46
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
    Continue Front 3/4 view of a Golf GTI
  8. 1st Generation Golf R

    Years
    2015–2019
    Reliability
    3rd out of 46
    PainRank
    0.09
    Complaints
    1
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  9. 6th Generation Jetta

    Years
    2011–2018
    Reliability
    43rd out of 46
    PainRank
    17.82
    Complaints
    343
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  10. 7th Generation Jetta

    Years
    2019–2021
    Reliability
    26th out of 46
    PainRank
    3.41
    Complaints
    39
    Continue Front 3/4 view of a Jetta