Nissan Canada and Mazda Canada are recalling 117,341 vehicles combined because new testing has prompted Takata Corp. to declare millions more airbag inflators defective. Ford Canada is looking into the matter.
Mazda is recalling more than 307,000 cars — nearly 80,000 of them in Canada — because the parking brake may not fully release or could fail to hold the cars, increasing the risk of a crash.
A combined 86,733 units of the Mazda2 and Mazda3 from the 2010 and 2011 model years are being recalled because the mechanism that adjusts the height and inclination is faulty.
Ford and Toyota have formed a consortium with automakers including PSA and Mazda to speed development of auto-industry standards for in-vehicle apps, a step toward preventing Apple and Google from controlling how drivers connect smartphones to their cars and trucks.
November sales were up in Canada for a strong majority of automakers, including double-digit gains by General Motors, Ford, Nissan/Infiniti and Porsche.
Toyota and Mazda have discussed electric vehicles and connected cars as part of at least 10 potential areas for cooperation, the latest indication Japan's automakers will join forces to cope with technological trends shaking up their industry.