Took my 2006 VW Touareg in for servicing and had the dealership replace the rear brake pads and discs. In a post-replacement test drive the dealership discovered that one of the sides has a stuck caliper, and the brake doesn't want to let go.
The dealership called to check if we had experienced sticky brakes in the past. Having ruled that out as a possibility, they are now recommending to have the caliper replaced, and if that doesn't fix it the ABS unit as well - all at my expense.
I'm reluctant to believe that the caliper failed at the same time the brake hardware was upgraded.
By suggesting the ABS unit, I believe they're simply insuring themselves against liability claims in the future ("we told you so").
The brakes were fine prior to the servicing and brake hardware refresh, so what could possibly have happened to cause one of the brakes to stick like that? Could the presence of excessive brake fluid explain this?
With this question I'm looking to elicit technical reasons for what could be causing one of the brakes to bind.