Mazda Recall 640,000 vehicles globally
Mazda announced this morning that they are recalling 640,000 vehicles globally over diesel engine issue. The announcement follows another recall last week by Subaru which said they were recalling 400,000 vehicles.
The recall is to fix issues with the diesel engine including a problem with the valve springs used in the engines.
Mazda has said that they would recall around 230,000 vehicles in their home country of Japan and a total of around 410,000 vehicles in the rest of the world, excluding the United States, because the automaker does not sell diesel models.
Their domestic rival in Japan, Subaru announced their own global recall just last week 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.
The giant Japanese car manufacturers are dealing with an increase in quality issues such as faulty components to testing misconduct, which is increasing costs and raising questions about quality controls.