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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: 

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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.

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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 Adobe Acrobat PDF document VCA summary of EC Directive 2002/78:  (65KB).

Marking

Brake lining assemblies shall bear at least the following identifications:

  • Vehicle and/or component manufacturer's name or trade mark;
  • Make and identifying part number of the brake lining assembly.

Packaging

Brake lining assemblies shall be packaged in axle sets in accordance with the following requirements:

  • Each package shall be sealed and constructed to show previous opening;
  • Each package shall display at least:
  • The quantity of brake lining assemblies contained;
  • Vehicle and/or component manufacturer's name or trade mark;
  • Make and identifying part number(s) of the brake lining assembly (assemblies);
  • Part number(s) of the axle set;
  • Sufficient information for the customer to identify the vehicles/axles/brakes for which the contents are approved;
  • Each package shall contain fitting instructions with particular reference to ancillary parts and stating that brake lining assemblies must be replaced in axle sets;
  • The fitting instructions may alternatively be supplied in a separate transparent container together with the brake lining assembly package.

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