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NOTICE No: MT000003365
MODEL: Mazda MPV YEAR: 2000-2001
SUBJECT: Noise from rear brakes when stopping

While applying the brakes under normal stopping conditions, usually at low speeds, noise can be heard coming from the rear brakes.

There are two types of unusual noises coming from the rear brakes

  1. A metallic sound such as popping or clicking is generated by the rear brake adjuster.
  2. A squealing sound is generated by the brake shoes.

Modified rear brake shoes and adjuster will be available as service parts by the end of October.

2001 MPV Rear Brake Noise MAS Production Schedule:

8/1    Job 1 no change to rear brake assembly
8/20    Material change on rear brake shoes only
9/10    Mechanical change incorporated to rear brake (lever)

Repair Procedure:

  1. Verify customer concern
  2. Identify which of the following two conditions exist, and repair as indicated per concern.
    1. Clunking concern replace adjuster, rear brake LNR side.
    2. Squealing concern, replace brake shoes.
  3. Verify repair.

NOTE: Beginning 9-1-00 the adjuster lever was moved behind the brake shoes thus changing the direction of the threads on the adjuster. These MAS production parts contain all the c/m's for rear brake noise.

Job #1 through 8-31-00 parts list:

Part Number Description Qty
LC62-26-630 Right side adjuster 1
LC62-26-640 Left side adjuster 1
LCY2-26-38ZC Shoe set, rear brake 1

Beginning 9-01-00 production date (revised adjuster lever):

Do NOT use these parts on vehicles built prior to 9-1-00.

Part Number Description Qty
C100-26-630 Right side adjuster  
C100-26-640 Left side adjuster  
LCY0-26-38Z Shoe set, rear brake 1
The information and instructions in this notice are intended for use by skilled technicians. Mazda technicians utilize the proper tools/equipment and take training to correctly and safely maintain Mazda vehicles. These instructions should not be performed by "do-it-yourselfers." Consumers should not assume this notice applies to their vehicle or that their vehicle will develop the described concern. To determine if the information applies, consumers should contact their nearest authorized Mazda dealership.
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