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Mazda recalls 88,000 vehicles for programming glitch

Published on Apr 3, 2014 9:20 PM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Mazda Motor Corp is to recall about 88,000 vehicles globally to fix a programming glitch in its engine control computer.

The Japanese automaker is recalling the Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5, manufactured between October 2012 and January 2014, spokeswoman Misato Kobayashi said.

Of the 88,000 vehicles, around 38,000 are recalled in Europe, 27,600 in Japan and 6,500 in North America, she added.

Mazda found a glitch in the computer programme that checks whether the capacitor, a part of the brake energy regeneration system, is functioning properly, Mazda said.

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