When I put in neutral during rolling on the road, TC is going, and going, no any resistance in brakes.
Gearbox is manual, and I think that engine braking is to weak when you let go gas pedal.
I'v got also Passat 1,9 TDI and brakes are fine, also, no any resistance when it is in neutral, but, when you move foot from gas pedal, the car start to loose speed very quickly.
You can almost stop the car completly only with engine, without using foot brake.
I think that maybe the problem is in preety heavy TC with combination of week engine braking when you move foot from gas pedal.
My friend also have similar TC with heavy load inside, and he also noticed simmiliar thing. Max 20000 km with one pads in front.
Recently bought a 2013 XL. Been working on it, taking out the shelves, putting in a backup cam. The driver's side slider was chattering instead of locking, so I was working on that for several hours yesterday, all doors open. Finished up, parked it, hit the key fob to lock it and nothing. Truck was dead. Figured the battery was probably tired, and that one more start had killed it. Put it on the charger. This morning the charger says all good, but no response from the truck. No dash lights, no key-in-ignition buzzer, nothing. I jumpered it to the truck next to it, still nothing. I started the other truck, and theTC woke up. Dash, lights, start, run, all good. Drove it to a parts place to load test the battery, and the battery is good. Now what?
I recall seeing "Electronic Brake Distribution" listed as one of the features of this van. Normally that means that on everyday light brake application, the system will apply the rear brakes first, and the front brakes only on heavier braking. This is done to (somewhat) equalize brake and tire wear between the front and rear axles, instead of the usual case of the fronts doing almost all the work. It's a great side benefit of ABS systems.
I would think that any fault that affected the EBD (bad sensor or something) would set an ABS warning light and an error code already, but if you have FORScan it could be worth a look at the brake module to see if there's anything showing.