Mazda recalls 1.57 million cars globally


mazdaMazda Motor on Thursday said it was recalling about 1.57 million vehicles worldwide over potentially lethal airbag inflators.

According to the Japanese car maker, the latest recall includes the Delica, RX-8 and Demio subcompact, which is known abroad as the Mazda 2.

“The recall covers 491,000 units in Japan and many were also being recalled in China and the U.S.,’’ a Mazda spokeswoman said.

However the carmaker declined to provide breakdowns.

Report says the airbags made by Takata can rupture explosively in a collision, spraying metal fragments at passengers as well as drivers.