2013-14 Mazda CX-5 Brake Issue

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The problem: Affected vehicles may exhibit a squeaking or grinding sound from the rear brakes, which may be caused by a prematurely worn-out rear brake pad. The outer brake pad will show severe wear, while the inner pad will show little or no wear. This condition is most likely to occur in regions where road salt is used to clear roadways in winter. The outer rear brake pad will get rusty and stick; when this happens, the brakes stay partially applied when the brake is released, causing the wear.

Vehicles affected by this service bulletin:

  • 2013 Mazda CX-5
  • 2014 Mazda CX-5

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Corrective action: Dealers will diagnose the condition and if confirmed, install modified rear brake pads, new caliper anti-rattle clips, clean the calipers of rust and apply high-temp grease to the caliper slides and replace the rear brake disc(s) if necessary.

Warranty info: This service bulletin is being performed free of charge under the Mazda new-car or extended warranty, whichever applies at the time of service.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if your vehicle is involved in this service bulletin. You can call Mazda at 800-222-5500 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 0400515.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Service & Repair to find a local dealer.

Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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