First of all let me say I love the car but I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one out there with the problem. The dealer had me almost convinced I was the only one in the entire US. 28K miles and I'm on the 4th set of breaks. It has been just as regular as the oil changes about every 5k and the rotors have warped. They are pulling it down to the hubs and beyond replacing everything and shipping the parts to Mazda's research people to see why this keeps happening. I have NEVER had this happen in all the years I have been driving in ANY car. Stay on top of it!
Hi M2Driver! Glad to hear I'm not alone. I also found this article here describing the problem:
Looks like this may be a common problem.
I consider myself a good driver (hah, who doesn't) and I am mechanically inclined and have worked extensively on cars (replacing engines) and have a "feel" for things mechanical. I tend to "baby" my cars, for example when I stop I do not come to an abrupt "bouncing" stop but rather feather the break as I come to a stop. I have not driven the car through any puddles. I am the only driver of the car.
The car did this at 2500 miles and I took it back and had the rotors turned, it started again at around 9000 miles and now has about 12,000 miles and I am just now scheduling an appointment to have it looked at again.