I got stuck in muddy field got towed out now when I put my foot on the brakes they are spongey and make funny noise 2007 beetle

Asked by Jul 16, 2017 at 06:54 PM about the 2007 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I got stuck on a muddy field wheels just spinning couldn't get off so got
towed out only took minute but now when I put my foot on the brake pedal
it's spongey and airey and makes horrible noise when full on fine when driving
have I damaged something or is it mud or stones

2 Answers


The spongy feeling may be your ABS system. The wheel speed sensors may have mud contaminating the works.

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yep sounds to me like you got mud stuck all up in the sensors and brakes take a powerwasher to it and give it a good cleaning. for best possible clean jack the car up and remove the wheel you are cleaning so you can be insured you got all the grit out.

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