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Mazda Recalls 2.3m Cars

Mazda Recalls 2.3m Cars
Mazda Recalls 2.3m Cars

Mazda Motor Corp. said it would recall 2.3 million vehicles worldwide over potential problems with their rear gates, along with a separate issue involving diesel engines.

The Japanese automaker said last week it was recalling around 390,000 vehicles—including the Mazda 3 (sold in Iran), which is available as sedan and hatchback, and the CX-3 SUV crossover in Japan—to fix the damper stays on their rear gates, which may corrode and break if exposed to salt.

Mazda said it planned to recall an additional 1.8 million vehicles in overseas markets over the same issue, although it declined to give a regional breakdown. The affected vehicles were produced between December 2007 and December 2015.

The Japanese firm and its local representative in Iran, Bahman Motor Group, was contacted by the Financial Tribune to see if vehicles in the country were also affected by the recall as well.

The company did not respond by the time of going to print.

Mazda also announced a domestic recall of around 110,000 vehicles produced during August 2014-16, including the Mazda 3 and CX-3, over a computer problem with their diesel engines.