Mazda Recall (2011)

Mazda recalls newer cars for parking brake failure

Mazda recalls newer cars for parking brake failure

Nearly 228,000 Mazda3 and Mazda6 cars in the U.S. have been recalled 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 Mazda6 cars from the 2014 and 2015 model years and the Mazda3 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...

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