Mazda Motor Corp on Thursday said it planned to recall around 640,000 vehicles globally to fix issues including a problem with diesel engines. Photo: File
INTERNATIONAL – Mazda Motor Corp 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 car maker said it would recall about 230 000 vehicles at home and a total of about 410 000 units in overseas markets, excluding the US, where the car maker does not sell diesel models.

Mazda’s recall comes after domestic rival Subaru 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.

Mazda will also be unveiling the new 2019 Mazda 3 at a Los Angeles motor show later this month. 

REUTERS