DETROIT - U.S. safety regulators are investigating problems with the power brakes in the Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has seven complaints of unexpected loss of
power-assisted brakes. No crashes have been reported.
The probe covers about 62,000 of the
SUVs from the 2010 and 2011 model years.
The agency says people have complained
about increased brake pedal effort and reduced brake effectiveness. Some have
heard a hissing noise when they step on the brakes.
Investigators will check into whether the problem is big
enough to cause a recall.