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300,000 Mazda cars to be recalled

Mazda is recalling more than 300,000 Mazda3 and Mazda5 vehicles in North America to fix problems with the power-steering system that could lead to a crash.

The Japanese firm told the US Government the recall involved model year 2007-2009 Mazda3 and Mazda5 vehicles built from April 2007 through November 2008. The recall involves 215,000 vehicles in the United States and an additional 100,000 vehicles in Canada and Mexico.

Mazda said the vehicles could have a sudden loss of power-steering assist, making it difficult for the driver to steer the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash. The company said it has not received any reports of crashes or injuries connected to the problem.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation on June 28 into steering problems in 2007-2009 Mazda3s, citing 33 complaints alleging steering problems, including three crashes.

Mazda started fixing vehicles in Japan for the same problem last year and has investigated the issue for two years.

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More recalls – Suzuki, Nissan, and Daihatsu make new annoucements

Suzuki Motor is recalling 432,000 small vans in Japan because of a potential problem with air conditioning units.

Nissan will recall about 76,000 cars in Japan and more than 2,000 overseas due to a defect that may cause engine failure.

60,000 Daihatsu vehicles are being recalled due to faulty airbags that could accidentally inflate.

The announcements come as 8.5 million Toyota vehicles are being recalled worldwide because of safety concerns.

Suzuki’s recalls relate to 2005 to 2009 models of its Every van and Mazda Scrum, which it builds for its partner company.

“We sincerely apologize to users for causing inconvenience,” Suzuki said in a statement.

Nissan – which is part-owned by Renault – did not say in which overseas countries it would recall vehicles.

There have been no reported accidents, Nissan also said.