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Mazda recalls 90,000 vehicles

By the CNN Wire Staff
The Axela, also branded as the Mazda 3, was recalled on Thursday.
The Axela, also branded as the Mazda 3, was recalled on Thursday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • About 35,000 Axelas recalled in Japan
  • Company recalls in China 55,000 of same model, called the Mazda 3 there
  • No car company recall has come close to Toyota's; it recalled more than 8 million
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(CNN) -- Mazda recalled nearly 90,000 vehicles in Japan and China because of a problem with the transmission, a company spokesman said Thursday.

The recall was for about 35,000 of a passenger car called the Axela in Japan, the spokesman said.

The company also recalled in China about 55,000 of the same model that is called the Mazda 3 there.

This comes after Mazda recalled 12,300 CX-9 crossover SUVs over potentially overheating seats in March.

Many car companies have recalled vehicles this year. However, none have come close to Toyota, which recalled more than 8 million cars because of multiple problems.

CNN's Yoko Wakatsuki contributed to this report