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2002 vito 112 cdi total front brake seal failure
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Posted 5/29/2013 6:47 AM
johnhash63
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2002 vito 112 cdi total front brake seal failure

hi all
2 weeks ago my vito 2002 112 cdi had its front brakes replaced by a local garage (unipart approved).
this weekend under emergency stop both front brakes failed and my wife hit an oncomming car.
on inspection it appears both front caliper seals failed with fluid all over the inside of the wheels and at regular intervals on the road where she had pumed the brakes before impact.
can anyone shed light on the possible cause before i tackel the garage tomorrow morning.
many thanks
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Posted 5/31/2013 8:50 AM
louwdj
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Date registered: Feb 2007
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Vehicle(s): 89 W460 230GE 5 door; 82 W123 230e; 99 W210 E240
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Re: 2002 vito 112 cdi total front brake seal failure

1) Incorrect seals
2) Incorrectly fitted seals
3) All the above!

Were the brake pads still in position? I suggest that you get an independent expert opinion to strengthen your case against the garage that did the work. Your country not stated. Try a motoring organisation such as Automobile Association or Ombudsman for the motortrade if available where you live. Else, get another garage to open the brakes in the presence of the first brake repairer.
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