— Mazda CX-5 brake pads that squeak or grind will get some attention from Mazda, at least for owners of the 2013-2014 Mazda CX-5.
Mazda has issued a technical service bulletin, TSB 04-005/15, for owners who complain about rear brakes that wear out and cause a loud grinding or squeaking sound. The Mazda CX-5 rear outer brake pads will show severe wear while the inner pads show little or no wear.
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Mazda says CX-5 brake pads can be affected by road salt used in colder weather, causing the brakes to stay partially applied because of rust on the outer rear brake pads.
The Mazda CX-5 rear brakes TSB has been issued before but Mazda says this latest bulletin supersedes the previous bulletins. The automaker says this latest bulletin, 04-005/15, was previously issued in October 2015, and TSB 04-003/14 was sent to dealers in February 2014.
The updated CX-5 TSB says the bulletin is not limited to cars under 12 months/12,000 miles and the repair will be covered under Mazda’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty term of 36 months/36,000 miles.
Mazda 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 rotors if necessary.
Owners who have questions about the brake pad TSB should call Mazda at 800-222-5500.