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Massive recall hits over 62,000 Mazda cars in Russia

Mazda has initiated the recall of 62,357 cars sold between May 2006 and November 2014 due to a possible airbag issue, Russia’s standards agency announced on Friday,

The models in the recall are Mazda BT-50, CX-7, Mazda 2 and Mazda 6.

This news comes in the heel of reports that Mazda Australia also issued a recall notice for nearly 48,000 units of the BT-50 pick-up sold between October 2011 and June 2016. This one, however, is due to a defecting tab in the door latches that might prevent the door from securely latching.

Back in October, Toyota announced the recall of about 2.43 million vehicles globally due to a software glitch, which could result in a crash. This was just a month after Toyota recalled more than a million Prius and C-HR crossovers due to a fire risk induced by wiring glitch.

Of the total vehicles recalled, 94% of them are Prius hybrids and the rest Auris hatchbacks. On a geographical basis, about 1.25 million are from Japan, 830,000 from North America (807,000 from US) and 290,000 from Europe. Cars from the rest of the world will also be part of the recall.

In September, Ford Motor (F) announced the recall of 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America due to fire hazards in seatbelt pre-tensioners. The recall includes the 2015-18 Ford F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab vehicles. Ford said, although incidents of smoke or fire have been reported in the US and Canada, it had no information about accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Ford had to recall other vehicle models this year due to various issues. This included the Ford Focus and Fusion electric cars, which faced problems with charging cords. Prior to this, the company issued three recalls in North America covering its F-150, Expedition, Navigator, F-650, F-750, Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles due to problems with brakes and welding.

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