2014-2017 Mazda3 and 2014-2015 Mazda6 Mechanical Rear Parking Brake Sticking Concern Safety Recall 1217F

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V393
Manufacturer Mazda North American Operations
Potential Number of Units Affected 227,814


Parking Brake Actuators may Corrode

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.



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.



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.



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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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.


Concern Outline:

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.


Affected Vehicles:

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


Customer Notification:

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



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