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SAFEBRAKE Braided Lines Aren't Safe

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2015/12/23 11:59:34 (permalink)
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SAFEBRAKE Braided Lines Aren't Safe

I bought a set of these for my ST205 GT4 Celica and they don't fit at all on the front.
The hoses are too long and as a result, they foul on the suspension when on full lock in both directions.
As you can imagine, this is dangerous, as the lines will eventually wear through causing the brakes to fail.
I had a lot of grief with this company - they wouldn't refund me and gave be a lot of hassle.
They reckon because they have sold more than 20 of these then they are OK.
They obviously have never fitted these lines to a ST205 before.
Buyer beware

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    Re: SAFEBRAKE Braided Lines Aren't Safe 2015/12/24 05:08:19 (permalink)
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    That sounds like a case of Class A1 negligence on behalf of that company.
     
    Fair enough if they had made a product and were unaware of the potentially fatal flaw, but now that they have been made aware of the fact that the brake hoses foul on the suspension and will obviously wear through and they have chosen not to recall the item...
     
    Any fatal collision results in the vehicles involved being mechanically inspected by police or engineers on the behalf of police, this information is then passed on to the coroner. If a companies faulty product contributes to the collision that company may be prosecuted, but they very much leave themselves open to a civil action. And well, if the company was aware of the potential for their product to fail but actively decide not to recall the product, that just compounds their negligence.

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    Re: SAFEBRAKE Braided Lines Aren't Safe 2015/12/24 07:10:19 (permalink)
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    Exactly. I went through NSW Fair Trading and they were hopeless. I made it very clear that I was reporting it mainly because of the safety aspect and wanted it referred to the relevant department, and they said they would, though never did. The best I can do now is report this where ST205 owners frequent - on forums. I have made similar posts on Toymods, Ozcelica and Celica Club.

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