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Mazda recalls over 2.2 million units of CX-3, CX-5 over tailgate defect

autos Updated: Sep 01, 2016 13:40 IST
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The recall by Mazda covers about 400,000 vehicles sold in Japan and 1.8 million units of CX-3 (pictured above) and CX-5 exported overseas over the defective paint on the tailgate, which leads to corrosion. (Mazdausa.com)

Japanese automaker Mazda on Thursday recalled more than two million vehicles globally over a defect in their tailgates.

The recall covers about 400,000 vehicles sold in Japan and 1.8 million units exported overseas, according to a Mazda spokesperson. It affects six models including the popular CX-3 and CX-5 sport-utility vehicles.

No accidents or injuries have been reported over the issue -- paint was improperly applied to the tailgate which could lead to corrosion.

Separately the Hiroshima-based company recalled about 117,000 vehicles in Japan due to a diesel engine defect.