Mazda to recall 640,000 vehicles globally


Mazda Motor Corporation on Thursday said it planned to recall about 640,000 vehicles globally to fix issues including a problem with the valve springs used in its diesel engines.

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

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

Japanese automakers are dealing with a rise in quality issues ranging from faulty components to testing misconduct, which are increasing costs and raising questions about quality controls.

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