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Brake malfunction, not gripping tires

The brakes on my cameleon are malfunctioning. The left green teeth latch onto the left wheel. But the right one does not. Sometimes, neither of them latch on at all. Help. Can this be fixed. I had the brake wire changed, but still won't brake. As soon as you let go of the brake white handle is snaps out, if you push the stroller is snaps out. Definately can't use it right now!

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Bugaboo sent out new brake feet which are the green things even put of warrenty have you tried bending them back into shape sometimes they get knocked /damaged just out and about!

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