The recall affects Mazda 6 cars from model years 2014 and 2015 and Mazda 3 cars from 2014-2016.

The automaker says water can get into the brake caliper, causing a shaft to corrode and bind. When this occurs, 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.

Mazda dealers will check the rear brakes on affected vehicles. If the shafts are corroded, they’ll replace the calipers free of cost. If not, they’ll replace the boot with one that keeps water out.

Owners will be notified starting August 21. Check to see if your vehicle is affected online at the Mazda Recall Information Center.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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