The BBC Northern Ireland has echoed a counterfeit brake pads warning from the Trading Standards Service
The counterfeit brake pads, branded as Volkswagen, SEAT, Skoda and Audi were seized following a tip-off from the Volkswagen group.
Examinations of the brake pads revealed they failed to meet required friction levels and are held together by glue.
When subjected to testing, the counterfeit parts showed that exceptional leg strength would be needed to apply the necessary pressure to stop an average family car.
This is an excellent example of compliance requirements in action. Without a specific level of brake pad performance required by law how would consumers know the brakes on their vehicles are capable?