Is PH affected by global recall of Mazda diesel vehicles?

640,000 units have already been recalled globally
by Drei Laurel | Nov 12, 2018
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Mazda owners, take note: The Philippines has not yet been included by the company in a global recall to address issues concerning the valve springs of its diesel vehicles.

Bermaz Auto Philippines, the Japanese manufacturer’s official local distributor, says it is still gathering information regarding the matter.

“We are gathering more information as of the moment,” Mazda Philippines president and CEO Steven Tan said in a statement. “So far, in our national query today, there has been no similar reported incident. Japan has not included Philippines in the recall.”

The official added that the company will be sure to inform its customers of any updates. “The safety of all our Mazda clients remains our ultimate priority,” he stressed.

A report by Reuters says a total of 640,000 units are already part of the recall: That’s 230,000 units in the company’s home market of Japan, and 410,000 units overseas. The United States has been excluded from the recall, as Mazda doesn’t sell any diesel models in its market.

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In the Philippines, the Mazda 6, the CX-5, and the BT-50 are available with diesel engines. Do you own any of these vehicles?

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