Brake lining Database
Here you will find a list of replacement brake linings that are "Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)" spare parts. Brake linings supplied by aftermarket manufacturers are not covered by this database.
"OEM" brake linings are listed in the type approval documentation for a complete vehicle so need not be marked. If a lining package is not listed in this database, and is covered by the UK Regulations, then it must be type approved as a replacement, and hence bear an "e" or "E" mark.
You can download the latest version of the database here:
The database is supplied in CSV format only. Files of this type can be opened in a variety of applications, but are best viewed in a spreadsheet or database tool.
PLEASE NOTE THAT VCA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ENFORCING THIS LEGISLATION. IF YOU WISH TO DISCUSS ENFORCEMENT THEN PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL TRADING STANDARDS OFFICE.
Summary of marking and packaging requirements.
To see the full requirements for manufacturers and marking, please follow this link to the VCA summary of EC Directive 2002/78: (65KB).
Brake lining assemblies shall bear at least the following identifications:
Brake lining assemblies shall be packaged in axle sets in accordance with the following requirements:
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