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.
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.
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.
June 23, 2017
|Attention:||Mazda General Managers, Parts and Service Managers|
|Subject:||2014-2017 Mazda3 and 2014-2015 Mazda6 Mechanical Rear Parking Brake Sticking Concern Safety Recall 1217F|
On June 22, 2017, Mazda Motor Corporation decided to conduct a Voluntary Safety Recall Campaign to address a concern with 2014-2017 Mazda3 and 2014-2015 Mazda6 equipped with a conventional lever actuated rear parking brake.
On the mechanical (cable) type parking brake, the parking brake actuator shaft may rust resulting in increased sliding resistance of the actuator shaft or a stuck actuator shaft. This is due to an inappropriate sealing performance of the rear brake caliper protective boot, particularly in cold temperatures, which could allow water to enter the brake caliper and cause the parking brake actuator shaft to rust. If the vehicle’s rear parking brake has this concern, the parking brake holding force may be insufficient to hold the vehicle if parked on a slope or hill resulting in unexpected movement.
|Model||Subject VIN range||Subject production date range|
|2014-2017 Mazda3||3MZ BM**** EM 100353 – 124127
3MZ BM**** FM 121913 – 237205
3MZ BM**** GM 228021 – 330080
3MZ BN**** HM 121882 – 131984
|From January 6, 2014 through February 7, 2017|
|2014-2015 Mazda6||JM1 GJ**** E1 100027 – 162747 JM1 GJ**** F1 162748 – 225009||From October 25, 2012 through December 1, 2014|
Mazda will notify customer of affected vehicles by mail by mid-August 2017. All customers will receive a Parts not Available notification as parts are not currently available.
Additional details, including customer notification, parts and warranty information, and repair instructions, will be provided as soon as they are available on MGSS for your reference.
We apologize for any inconvenience this recall may cause your dealership and your customers.
Your understanding and support are greatly appreciated.
Because Driving Matters, Safety Matters. Your safety is important to Mazda.
Mazda Technical Services