Common Brakes Problems

  1. CX-9 Brake Booster Failure

    CX-9 owners are worried about increased stopping distances with brake pedals that feel spongy (and unsafe) or really hard to push (and unsafe). I bet you're sensing a theme here. NHTSA was looking at the issue but closed their investigation…

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    We know there's more problems than this. Let us know which one you'd like to see us cover next.

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Where Brakes Complaints Happen

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Recent Brakes News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

  1. Have you ever tried to drive your car with the parking brake still applied?

    It doesn't take long to realize something is wrong. That's something 228,000 Mazda3 and Mazda6 owners might soon experience thanks to corrosion. The 2014-2015 Mazda6 and 2014-2016 Mazda3 cars have brake calipers where water can enter and cause the parking brake actuator shafts to corrode and bind. This can cause the parking brakes to not engage or completely disengage.

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