Driving the rotary-engined Mazda classic racers

July 10, 2016 0

Everyone goes on about how rotary-engined cars sound. Some suggest they’re as angry and piercing as a woodmill bandsaw, others that they’re shriller and more irritating than a mosquito in your inner ear. No one ever mentions the smell.
At this stage, Oz Clarke would probably start harping on about … read more

Watch: old Mazdas spitting flames at Laguna Seca

May 28, 2016 0

Back in the 1960s Mazda realised that it had to broaden its horizons, or else face extinction from its home market in Japan. It acquired the rights to a rotary engine from the NSU in Germany, and the Cosmo it produced as a result marked a turning point in the manufacturer’s history.
They also caught … read more

Mazda MX-5 coupe ruled out

March 25, 2016 0

Mazda has no plans to make a MX-5 coupe rival to the Toyota 86, because an MX-5 “always has to have an open roof” if it is to live up to the badge. These are the words of longtime Mazda MX-5 project leader Nobuhiro Yamamoto, speaking with us in New York this week at the world reveal of the MX-5 … read more

Recall roundup: 1.37m old Mazda cars

October 28, 2015 0

Mazda has announced a recall for several older vehicles because of the ignition switch problem.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, owners of these cars will be contacted by Mazda because their vehicles have the grease applied to the contact points inside the ignition switch … read more

Mazda Ignition Switch Recall Affects 4.9M Older Vehicles

October 27, 2015 0

Mazda has its own ignition switch call that affects 4.9 million older vehicles worldwide.
The Japanese automaker has announced that too much grease on electrical contact points in the ignition switches can carbonize and reduce electrical insulation. Over time, continuous use can cause electricity to … read more

Mazda recalls 4.9 million older cars to fix potential fire risk

October 27, 2015 0

In a week which saw the recall of 6.5 million Toyota vehicles due to a window switch that could become a potential fire hazard, Mazda has also recalled 4.9 million vehicles worldwide to repair an ignition switch problem. In a New York Times story yesterday, the automaker announced the recall to repair … read more

1.2 Million Older Mazdas Recalled for Risk of Ignition Fire

October 22, 2015 0

Mazda has announced a recall of some 1.2 million 1998-and-earlier cars for an ignition-switch defect that can lead to the risk of a fire.
The switches were produced with too much grease inside. Over time, that grease can carbonize and accumulate between the connection points in the thermal base of the … read more

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