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Tue, 14 May, 2019Shannen Findlay

Has this happened to you? Mazda recalls 30,000 cars over brake issues

Has this happened to you? Mazda recalls 30,000 cars over brake issues

Mazda Australia has issued a product recall after two separate brake issues were found in one of their popular vehicles.

The car manufacturer company was forced to recall 30,505 cars on Sunday after product safety regulators found issues in the Mazda BT-50.

The mid-sized ute carries serious fears over the vehicle’s front break hose and front brake caliper.

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued a statement on their website advising people of the recall.

“A front break hose could rupture if mileage is greater than 45,000km and the vehicle is used under conditions that require the front suspension to operate through its full range of movement, e.g. off-road driving on tracks,” the ACCC said.

The front brake caliper material does not meet specific qualifications in over 30,000 vehicles which causes the front brake caliper to crack.

“If the front brake hose fails or the front brake caliper cracks, the brake system warning lamp of the instrument cluster will illuminate,” the ACCC explained.

Accidents can be caused from these issues the ACCC warned, as failure of either the front break hose or the front break caliper could mean loss of brake fluid – meaning the brake pedal travel could increase as well as the stopping distances.

Owners of the BT-50 series will be contacted by Mazda as soon as parts become available for fixes.

The product was sold between June 17, 2016 and September 24, 2018.

The BT-50 is a compact, mid-sized ute that has been produced by the popular car brand since 2006.

For more information, visit the ACCC website.

A full VIN list is available here.