BEIJING, July 7 Mazda Motor Corp will
recall over 42,000 cars produced in China due to issues over
airbags supplied by Takata Corp, a firm which is at the
heart of massive recalls globally involving Japanese, U.S. and
China's quality watchdog announced over the weekend China
FAW Car Co Ltd, a China venture of Mazda, was recalling 42,732
Mazda 6 sedans from July 20 due to an airbag problem. It said
the airbag in front passenger seat may fail to work and even
lead to a fire in extreme cases.
Naoto Oikawa, China-based spokesman for Mazda, said the
airbag in question were supplied by Takata.
It was not immediately clear if the latest move was part of
Mazda's global recall involving nearly 160,000 cars announced on
Top Japanese car makers, including Toyota Motor Corp
, have recalled over 10 million vehicles over the past
five years in a series of recalls involving both passenger-side
and driver-side air bags made by Takata.
(Reporting by Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by Kazunori Takada)