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Mazda Recalling 170,000 Cars

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Tokyo, Apr 13, 2008; Mazda Motor Corp. began recalling the Demio and two other passenger cars on Thursday due to computer program defects in their engine control systems.

Subject to the recall are 170,300 units made between March 2005 and October 2007, according to a report filed with the transport ministry.

Due to the defects, braking distances may be longer than normal, the report said.