VW Passat emergency brake cable. Emergency brake cables run from the handbrake lever to each rear brake and are an essential part of the cable operated system that secures your VW Passat while parking, or in case your hydraulic system fails. It's best to replace them both at the same time as they deteriorate with use. This part is for the driver side cable, the passenger side is part #20851.
The Passat emergency brake cable should be replaced in pairs. The passenger side cable is shown below. The emergency brake cable in your VW Passat relies on the other components in your braking system to be working correctly. The brake pads for the VW Passat are shown below.