Mazda recalls over 2.2 million units of CX-3, CX-5 over tailgate defect
The recall by Mazda covers about 400,000 vehicles sold in Japan and 1.8 million units of CX-3 and CX-5 exported overseas over the defective paint on the tailgate, which leads to corrosion.autos Updated: Sep 01, 2016 13:40 IST
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.