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Recall 17V393000

Parking Brake Does Not Engage Or Release Fully

Recall Details

Due to water entry into the rear brake calipers, the rear parking brake actuator shaft can corrode, resulting in the parking brake mechanism binding. This would cause the parking brake to not fully engage or disengage. Dealers will check the parking brake actuator shafts and replace any that are corroded free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The parking brake may not be able to be fully engaged or fully released due to corrosion causing binding of the parking brake actuator mechanism. This could allow the vehicle to move unexpectedly and could lead to a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Mazda must be performed by a Mazda dealership. Mazda will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in August, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mazda dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Mazda recall number is 1217F.

Brakes, June 22, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 22, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
227,814
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V393000
Component
PARKING BRAKE
Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Mazda6 and 2014-2016 Mazda3 vehicles. Water could possibly enter the brake caliper causing the parking brake actuator shaft to corrode and possibly bind.
Consequence
If the parking brake actuator shaft binds, the parking brake may not engage or disengage fully. If the parking brake does not engage properly, the vehicle may move unexpectedly if it is parked on a slope, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will check the parking brake actuator shafts, replacing any that are corroded, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1217F.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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