Mazda has issued a recall of over 200, 000 vehicles due to a parking brake problem.

Mazda has recalled certain Mazda 6 cars from the 2014 and 2015 model years and the Mazda 3 from 2014 through 2016. The recall is due to a potential problem with the parking brake, which may not fully release or could fail to hold the vehicle in place. The issue only affects vehicles with hand - operated parking brakes.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will check the parking brake actuator shafts, replacing any that are corroded, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1217F.