Lately, whenever I first start up my 2000 passat (83k miles) and roll out of wherever I'm parked, my brakes don't seem to work right. I can only push the brake pedle down about half way, and then it will slowly release. As a result, when i first press down on the brake, the car won't stop right away. It got pretty scary yesterday, as the car traveled about 5 feet further than I had intended it to while bakcing up in a parking garage. After this happens it's usually OK, but I definitely become more tentative as i drive in traffic most of the time. Also, every once in a while the brake pad warning will come on, and sometimes it will turn itself off after about 10 minutes, while other times it will stay on until I turn the car off. However, yesterday, when the brakes were at their worst, the indicator never went on. I was hoping someone could give me some insight into what might be up before I go get robbed by the dealership.