Published: Thu, September 01, 2016
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Mazda recalling 2.2 million vehicles over tailgate defect

Mazda recalling 2.2 million vehicles over tailgate defect

Japanese auto manufacturer, Mazda Motor Corp, is reportedly recalling 2.3 million vehicles worldwide due to rear door and engine issues.

The recall announced Thursday is for the Mazda 3 sedan and the CX-3 compact SUV, both of which could have rear gates susceptible to corrosion and perhaps breakage with exposure to salt, CNBC reported.

Separately, the carmaker is recalling 107,000 vehicles in Japan because of a computer problem with diesel engines. He said the defect was with the engine control unit.

The rest of the recalls are related to problems with the paint job on the hydraulic arm that holds up the rear door, which could allow it to rust and fail.

MAZDA Motor is recalling several of its top-selling models in Japan over a defect that could lead to diesel engine failure, after 846 customer complaints, according to the nation's transport ministry. The problem affects vehicles built between 2007 and 2015.

Mazda recalled almost 200,000 additional vehicles a year ago over the loss of steering control.

Mazda recorded a $365.6 million loss in the quarter ended March 31 for costs related to recalling vehicles equipped with air-bag inflaters made by Takata Corp. Almost 2 million of the vehicles outside of the USA are also being recalled for the same reasons.

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