Mazda recalls 262,000 vehicles for the risk of engine stalls

Mazda is recalling more than 260,000 vehicles in the U.S. 

The recall involves certain CX-5 SUVs from model year 2018 and 2019, as well as Mazda-6 midsize sedans. The Mazda-3 from 2019 is also included in the recall.

The Japanese automaker has traced the problem to a software issue in the computer that could potentially lead to engines stalling unexpectedly.

Mazda says in government documents posted today that drivers won't receive a warning before the engine stalls. 

So far, no crashes or injuries have been reported as a result of the problem.

Dealerships will repair the software at no cost. Owners are expected to be notified before the end of August.

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