Mazda to recall over 500 000 vehicles globally


The Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) on Thursday said that it has plans to recall about 640 000 vehicles globally to fix issues including a problem with the valve springs used in its diesel engines.

The Japanese car brand said it would recall around 230 000 vehicles at home and a total of 410 000 units from overseas markets excluding the United States, where the automaker does not sell diesel models.

This comes after a domestic rival, Subaru Corporation announced last week that it would recall about 400,000 vehicles globally to fix a design flaw in the valve springs used in its engines, costs for which would consume into the automaker’s full-year profit.

Japanese automakers are dealing with an increase in quality related issues which range from faulty components to testing misconduct, which are increasing costs and raising questions about quality controls.



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