NHTSA Investigates Mazda CX-9 For Brake Fluid Leak

by Ionut Dragomir

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation targeting 2008 Mazda CX-9 crossovers, more accurate, its braking effectiveness. It seems that the main reason for opening this investigation is that NHTSA received data from Mazda indicating a “high number” of warranty claims and reports related to the vehicle’s braking system.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration probe will examine reports that leaking brake fluid could degrade braking effectiveness of approximately 37,000 Mazda CX-9s. No injuries or accidents have been reported in connection with the CX-9’s braking system. The Agency has released this statement: “When brake fluid leaks into the vacuum booster the driver can experience reduced brake effectiveness which can result in extended stopping distance.”and, in the worst case scenario, this could end with a crash .

We want to emphasize that this is an investigation and ,if you don’t know, a preliminary investigation by NHTSA is the first step in a process that could lead to a recall if regulators determine the safety-related issue needs to be addressed by the automaker.

Source: Autoblog
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