Mazda Cx-5, Mazda6, And Mazda3 Could Stall Due To Software Glitch - Autoblog

Mazda CX-5, Mazda6, and Mazda3 could stall due to software glitch - Autoblog

Mazda is recalling 262,220 vehicles due to a software error that could cause the engine to unexpectedly stall out. The recall affects 2018-2019 CX-5 crossovers, 2018-2019 Mazda6 sedans and 2019 Mazda3 models.  According to NHTSA recall No. 19V497000, which was filed June 27, a programming issue in the powertrain control module (PCM) on select Mazda vehicles could cause the engine to shut down. More specifically, "the software controlling the hydraulic valve clearance adjuster may operate improperly when transitioning from cylinder deactivation to full cylinder activation modes." This could potentially cause the intake valve rocker arm to come out of position and hit something else in the engine. If this occurs, the engine could misfire, the engine could lose power, and the Malfunction Indicator Light would be triggered. The recall affects 143,004 2018 CX-5s, 81,236 2019 CX-5s, 18,295 2018 Mazda6s, 2,551 2019 Mazda6s, and 17,134 Mazda3s. Some cars from those model years received the improved software at the factory and won't be affected by the recall. Although the first report of a related issue was chronicled in January 31, 2018, no injuries tied to the problems have been reported. Mazda is expected to start its recall on or before August 26, 2019, and will reprogram the PCM with improved hydraulic valve adjustment control programming for free. Contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500, reference No. 3719F, for more information.

New Sony J8010 'sphinx' Xperia Due To Launch Imminently

New Sony J8010 'Sphinx' Xperia due to launch imminently

Somewhat unexpectedly, a new Sony Xperia smartphone model has just popped up on XperiFirm – a third-party repository to download Xperia firmware. XperiFirm does not host any files themselves, but replicates what they are seeing on Sony's servers. This normally only happens once the phone is due to launch within weeks.

Honda Extends Warranty For Cr-v And Civic Due To Engine Problems

Honda extends warranty for CR-V and Civic due to engine problems

If you recently bought a new or newer Honda CR-V or Civic, you're going to want to listen to this news. Honda is extending the powertrain warranty on more than 1 million cars in the U.S. Specifically, Honda is targeting 2017-2018 CR-Vs and 2016-2018 Civics with the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Consumer Reports uncovered a memo sent to Honda dealers concerning the news from Honda's manager of auto campaigns and recalls. That memo said that the oil in these engines could be diluted due to software settings or potential hardware failures. A previous report didn't name the Civic's version of the 1.5-liter turbo as a problem yet, but it looks like Honda's internal investigation has found it to suffer from a similar issue as the CR-V's "rising" oil levels.

A Replacement For The Lexus Ct 200h Is Due To Arrive In 2021

A replacement for the Lexus CT 200h is due to arrive in 2021

On the hunt for a reasonably priced gas-electric hybrid-powered compact, but want something a little nicer than the oddity that is the Toyota Prius? You probably remembered that Lexus made the CT 200h. That's made, as in the Prius platform mate was discontinued in 2017.

But word on the street is that Lexus is working on a replacement, according to Autocar in the UK. The outlet spoke to Lexus Europe's head honcho, Pascal Ruch, at the Geneva Motor Show recently, who shed some light on the matter.

Fm Kono Cancels Duties Due To Poor Health

FM Kono cancels duties due to poor health

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has canceled his official duties on Friday because of poor health.

The Foreign Ministry says that Kono was diagnosed on Thursday with pyelonephritis, a condition triggered by a bacterial infection of the kidneys.

Ske48's Okada Miku To Go On Hiatus Due To Corneal Ulcer

SKE48's Okada Miku to go on hiatus due to corneal ulcer

It's been announced that SKE48 member Okada Miku will be taking a break from her activities after being diagnosed with corneal ulcer. 

Okada visited the hospital the other day after feeling pain in her eye. After an examination, the doctor found that it was corneal ulcer and instructed Okada to take a break and rest. 

Day-care Centers, Schools Close Rapidly Due To Flu Epidemic

Day-care centers, schools close rapidly due to flu epidemic

Close to 11 times as many day-care centers and schools around Japan closed all or part of their classes last week compared with the previous week, due to a spreading influenza epidemic.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on Jan. 25 released its weekly statistics on the number of influenza cases reported at the 5,000 medical facilities around the nation used in its survey.

Subaru Says Japan Car Output Halted Due To Defective Part

Subaru says Japan car output halted due to defective part

TOKYO — Subaru Corp said its sole car factory in Japan accounting for roughly 60 percent of global production had halted output a week ago after it discovered a defect in a component procured from a supplier. The Asahi newspaper first reported the suspension on Wednesday, saying the defect was found in the power steering component. Subaru, which exports the majority of its domestically made cars, said it was still in the process of identifying where the defect was, and could not say when production would resume.

Japan Hilton Rejects Cuban Diplomats Due To Us Law

Japan Hilton rejects Cuban diplomats due to US law

A Hilton hotel in Japan owned by the US Hilton group refused to accommodate the Cuban ambassador to the country and his aide last month on grounds they are officials from a country under US sanctions.

According to the Cuban Embassy and the Japanese Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Carlos Miguel Pereira Hernandez and another embassy official booked a one-night stay for October 2nd at Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk Hotel in Fukuoka Prefecture, southwestern Japan.

Actress Enami Kyoko Passes Away Due To Emphysema

Actress Enami Kyoko passes away due to emphysema

It's been reported that actress Enami Kyoko has passed away due to acute exacerbation of emphysema. She was 76 years old. 

On November 2, Alpha Agency announced, "Enami Kyoko passed away on October 27th (Saturday) at 9:06 pm. On the 26th (Friday), she complained of feeling ill (worsening of breathing problems) and was immediately hospitalized at 2:00 pm. However, she was unable to recover and took her last breath the following night on the 27th (Saturday)."