Approximately 24,000 model-year 2020 Mazda CX-30 SUVs and Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks are being recalled because the front brake caliper mounting bolts may not have been tightened properly during assembly. As a result, the calipers may loosen, which could reduce braking performance or interfere with wheel rotation, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mazda will begin notifying owners on Aug. 11. Owners can call the automaker at 800-222-5500 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the front brakes and tighten the caliper bolts as necessary. If the bolts are missing, they will be replaced.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.