Mazda recalls 320,000 US cars

Japan’s Mazda is recalling nearly 320,000 vehicles in North America over a potentially deadly malfunction in their power steering, US authorities said yesterday. The recall of its popular Mazda 3 and Mazda 5 models was issued for vehicles manufactured between 2 April 2007 and 30 November 2008, affecting a total of 319,714 cars in the United States, Canada and Mexico, Mazda said.