Mazda Recalls 225,000 Cars for Parking Brake Defect

According to the LA Times, Mazda is recalling nearly 228,000 cars after determining a defect with the vehicles parking brake could result in an increased risk of crash.

Details of the Mazda Recall

Mazda has released a statement that parking brakes in certain vehicles may not fully release or may fail to hold cars when engaged. This occurs when water gets into the brake caliper, causing corrosion.

Should the parking brake fail to fully engage, the cars can roll unexpectedly.

Mazda says the problem only affects vehicles with hand-operated parking brake lever systems.

Mazda has received at least 13 reports of the problem occurring in the United States, and two crashes have been reported internationally, one in Germany and another in the United Kingdom.

Vehicles Affected by the Mazda Recall

The recall is limited to:

  • 2014-2015 Mazda 6
  • 2014-2016 Mazda 3

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified beginning August 21.

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