Mazda Recalls 2020 Models Due to Caliper Issue

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IRVINE, Calif. – Mazda is recalling certain 2020 Mazda 3 and CX-30 models due to possible loose or missing front brake caliper bolts which may adversely affect driving.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration safety recall report 20V-346 “due to a manufacturing assembly process error, certain brake caliper mounting bolts may not have been tightened to the proper torque specification.

“Loose or missing brake caliper bolts may cause reduced braking performance and/or caliper interference with wheel rotation, resulting in loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.”

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Drivers may hear grinding or rattling noise due to the caliper contacting the wheel and possibly other components.

The recall covers some 24,000 vehicles, all built at the company’s Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation: 7,804 Mazda 3 and 16,233 CX-30 units.

Mazda began contacting dealers last week and will contact owners later this summer (with all contact completed by August 11th).

Dealers will inspect both front brake calipers and, if the bolt torque is not adequate, tighten the bolts. If bolts are missing, the affected caliper will be replaced using new parts with properly tightened mounting bolts.

All inspections and repairs will be done under warranty with no cost to dealers or owners.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.