Mazda Recalls 262,000 Autos
CBJ — Mazda is recalling more than 262,000 SUVs and cars in the U.S. to fix a software problem that could cause the engines to stall unexpectedly.
The recall covers certain Mazda6 midsize sedans and CX-5 SUVs from the 2018 and 2019 model years. Also included are Mazda3 small cars from 2019.
The Japanese automaker traced the problem to a software error in the computer that controls the valves as part of the vehicles’ fuel-saving cylinder deactivation technology.
It is uncertain how many — if any — vehicles in Canada are impacted.
Dealers will reprogram the software at no cost to owners. The recall is expected to start some time next month.