A buddy of mine recently experienced a very nasty problem with his brakes: the bar going from the brake pedal to the master cylinder (see graphic) just broke! Luckily, this happened during a safety training on a huge place, so no (other) damage was caused to the car. Needless to say, this incident could have happened on the road at much higher speed. I prefer not to think about the results... :-(

We're now awaiting the manufacturer's official position about that, so you understand I can't publish the brand of the car yet.

Has anyone ever heard of such a problem with any brand of cars? I'm trying to collect as much info/data as I can. Thanks for any input!