Japanese auto industry Mazda Motor Corporation, has recalled over 200,000 cars in the US over rusty parking brakes.

According to reports, Mazda recalled 225,000 Mazda models which included Mazda 6 cars from the 2014 and 2015 model years and the Mazda 3 from 2014 through 2016.

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The problem comes down to the parking brake, which may be prone to corrosion. “Water could possibly enter the brake caliper causing the parking brake actuator shaft to corrode and possibly bind,” according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which could lead to the vehicle rolling away unexpectedly on a slope.

Mazda sold roughly 450,000 of the models affected in the corresponding years which implies that up to half of the autos sold by the auto industry was affected.

Mazda revealed that from August 21st the company office in North America will attend to owners of the affected cars and fix the problems if affected.

Messages were left outside of normal business hours Friday for Mazda spokesmen to find out whether cars outside the U.S. are being recalled.

Dealers will check the rear brakes. If shafts are corroded, they’ll replace the calipers. If not, they’ll replace a boot that keeps water out.

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