Mazda recalls 75,000 cars

By 01:04 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 Comments

Mazda Motor Corp (7261.T) on Thursday filed a fresh recall for 75,000 cars in Japan to replace air bag inflators made by Takata Corp.

A Mazda spokesman, who spoke to reporters under the condition of anonymity, said the recall followed an order to expand a multi-million-vehicle recall in the United States.

Of that, about 38,000 had previously been called back for investigative purposes in December, the spokesman said.

Mazda’s latest move follows similar actions taken last week by Honda Motor Company and other automakers as part of an expanded recall by Takata to comply with demands from US auto safety regulators.

Mazda said it would make a corresponding filing in the United States on Thursday.

To date, the tally for Takata-related recalls stands at 811,000 vehicles globally, Takata Corp said.

Takata is at the centre of a global recall of tens of millions of cars for potentially deadly air bag inflators that could deploy with too much force and spray metal fragments inside vehicles.

Regulators have linked six deaths to the component so far.



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