2008 Mazda CX-9 investigated by the NHTSA image

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into the 2008 made Mazda CX-9 because of problems with the brake fluid, which can leak and the car’s braking system can be severely affected.

“The review of these reports concluded that in most instances Mazda dealers identified the primary cause as an internal brake fluid leak from the master cylinder into the vacuum booster. When the brake fluid leaks into the vacuum booster the driver can experience reduced brake effectiveness which can result in extended stopping distance”, as the Office of Defects Investigation from the NHTSA explained.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mazda North American Operations is cooperating on the investigation and no crashes, injuries or deaths have been reported until now.

The possible recall will affect around 37.000 Mazda CX-9s made in 2008 and until the investigation ends owners of the Japanese model should be aware of the possible brake fluid leak which can lead to an increased stopping distance.