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Mazda Mazda3 Noise due to brake rotor grinding against caliper bracket

Mazda Mazda3 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009

Average Mileage: 95,360 mi (65,000 mi - 120,800 mi)


If you hear a constant grinding noise from the front brakes, even when not pressing the brake pedal, it is possible the wheel hub has shifted in the steering knuckle causing the brake rotor to grind against the caliper bracket. The hub will need to be inspected (replaced if necessary) and Mazda has a repair procedure for this concern.

  • Visitor, , 103,000 mi

    replaced my rotors, now the rotor is grinding against the caliper bracket.

    there is a groove in my brand new rotor from driving less than a quarter mile.

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  •  Rookie

    Noise due to brake rotor grinding against caliper bracket only when steering right

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  • Visitor, , 120,800 mi

    Rotor has ring ground into it due to caliper rubbing against it.
    Brake pads are good, only grinds when making left turns.
    Makes a metal to metal grinding sound with some shavings present on brake caliper mount.

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