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I replaced all brake pads and handbrake adjusted two weeks ago and today the car rolled on the hill parking and while handbrake up and caused damages

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SOURCE: I parked my car and after 30 minutes it rolled and caused damages. My problem is the car was taken to the dealer to replace all four brake pads and handbrake adjusment 2weeks ago.whos fault is this

Hey Phathi. Sorry to here about your drama. I have a similar problem . I will spare you the details. What i was advised to to is have your car assessed by two registered clutch , brake and shock service shops. They will be able to give you a report of what went wrong. If it states that the dealer was at fault ( activate your mobile phone voice recorder) you will have to go to the dealer and submitted your findings and also your claims. They will either submit and hand the matter over to there insurance company or tell you to f of . If that happens you thank them politely and go directly to the state prosecutors office . I hope this helps my friend. I know how it feels to have this stress on top of stress already.At the end of the day ... trust me the people involved are not thinking about you or what they would have felt like being in this situation. They do not care and i would /have the same mindset. Hope i could help.

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