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My 2012 VW cc won't start - i cannot depress the brake

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my 2012 VW cc won't start - i cannot depress the brake
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

I'm assuming you're attempting to start the engine with the pushbutton without inserting the key. If the vacuum in the brake booster is depleted then it will be hard to push the brake pedal and you may not be pressing it hard enough for the brake switch to see you've pressed the pedal. If the pedal was pressed a couple times with the engine off then it will deplete the vacuum and it will be hard to press the pedal.

With a helper behind the car, ignition on, do the brake lights come on when you press the pedal?

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Let me know what you find.

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