Federal Agency Investigating Mazda CX-9 for Brake Fluid Leak

By Matthew Askari | August 18, 2011
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into claims of a brake-fluid leak on 2008 Mazda CX-9 models. The investigation is a preliminary step to make a determination whether a recall or any further action is needed. The core issue indicates brake fluid leaking onto the vacuum booster, which is a part of the power-braking system. The leaked fluid leads to decreased braking capability which leads to a longer braking distance required to come to a full stop. It is believed 37,000 of the 7-passenger crossover SUVs may be affected. The NHTSA says it doesn't know of any accidents, injuries or fatalities associated with the issue.
Source: Automotive News