brake failure


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Noun1.brake failure - brakes fail to stop a vehicle
equipment failure, breakdown - a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown"
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ISLAMABAD -- At least two people were killed and four injured as an Oil Tanker hit a Suzuki bolan and toll plaza booth near Sangjani after brake failure.
The cause of the accident was stated to be brake failure of the vehicle.
Brake failure Daniil Kvyat ended the day sixth-fastest but it was a far from smooth session for the Russian.
Brake failure was reported to be the cause of the accident.
The ANI news agency reported that brake failure might have caused the accident.
In another incident Police said, a taxi plunged into a deep ravine due to brake failure at Hans Chouki near Dhirkot some 60 Kilometres north east from here.
But after starting 20th and from the pit lane in the last two races following a brake failure in Germany and car fire in Hungary, the 29-year-old will likely be relieved to simply have come through the session unscathed.
The power-steering pressure hose on that year's models have been found to have insufficient clearance around the transmission's torque-converter housing, which could potentially cause wear, fluid loss and, ultimately, brake failure.
And although the German has the fastest car and his team-mate Lewis Hamilton will be way down the grid, Mercedes have been hit by technical trouble lately including Rosberg's retirement at Silverstone and Hamilton's brake failure in qualifying yesterday.
As it is, the latest retirement through brake failure has widened Nico Rosberg's lead to 22 points.
The 29-year-old retired with brake failure while his team-mate finished an impressive second in a failing car to stretch his lead in the title chase to an imposing 22 points.
According to the BBC, Hamilton had taken the lead during the second pit-stop after Rosberg got delayed by a problem fitting a front wheel at his stop, but on the very next lap the Englishman ran wide at the hairpin, a symptom of the total brake failure that he was about to experience at the next corner.