Was this for the 2017's that have the electronic parking brake? Im still weary about using it in winter and sincerely hope it doesn't act up in -30C weather.Seems it was removed for some reason. It was an announcement of a recall due to rust in the parking brake actuator mechanism due to rubber boots not sealing properly.
I've got a 2017 in the US and it was made in Japan. Actually, all of the manual transmission 2.5L engine models I could run VIN's at dealers within 200 miles of me were Japanese made.Yeah well I'm in Australia. But the car was built in Japan.. so it's a little confusing. I know some of the older us models came from Japan before the Mexico factory opened
Once the VIN range (chassis/frame number for JDM vehicles) is released we'll know country of origin and it will become clearer where the vehicles were sold. The info so far tells us that vehicles are located in US and Japan. The article from Japan indicates the problem exists in a broader market.Yeah well I'm in Australia. But the car was built in Japan.. so it's a little confusing. I know some of the older us models came from Japan before the Mexico factory opened
Mazda recalls cars for parking brake problemDetroit News said:Mazda recalls cars for parking brake problem
Associated Press Published 9:08 a.m. ET June 30, 2017 | Updated 1 hour ago
Mazda is recalling nearly 228,000 cars in the U.S. because the parking brake may not fully release or could fail to hold the cars, increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall covers certain Mazda 6 cars from the 2014 and 2015 model years and the Mazda 3 from 2014 through 2016.
The company says water can get into the brake caliper, causing a shaft to corrode and bind. If that happens, the parking brake can get stuck in the on position or fail to fully engage. That can let the cars roll unexpectedly if parked on a slope.
The problem affects only cars with a hand-operated parking brake lever system, according to documents posted Friday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Mazda is recalling U.S. Mazda 3s from 2014 through 2016 for parking brake problems [does not apply to those vehicles with electronic parking brakes].
The company got its first report of the problem in April of 2015 in Canada but decided to monitor it because it hadn’t received other reports. By February of 2017 Mazda had 13 reports in the U.S. of the problem happening on both models. It traced the cause to a sealing boot that wasn’t keeping water out. A collision was reported in Germany when a Mazda 6 rolled off unexpectedly, damaging the rear end. Another crash with bumper damage was reported in the United Kingdom. It wasn’t clear from the documents if there were any injuries.
Messages were left outside of normal business hours Friday for Mazda spokesmen to find out whether cars outside the U.S. are being recalled.
Dealers will check the rear brakes. If shafts are corroded, they’ll replace the calipers. If not, they’ll replace a boot that keeps water out.
Owners will be notified starting August 21.
Thanks for the tip. I definitely am going to ask them about it. When it happened, they said that they had to lubricate the calipers to release properly and that we'd check it again the next time I was in. I just had it in for an oil change and they didn't notice an issue with it this time.Your supposition has merit for further review (for as we agreed on another thread, the 3 wears its rear brakes faster than its fronts). If you go in for the recall and they confirm in the process of replacing your seal and maybe more) as part of that recall, I would -- and am guessing you already came to this same conclusion, have them pay particular attention to your rear pads, and if again worn more than they should be at this point, gently tell them to replace your rear pads.