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Mazda Motor Corp. said Thursday it will recall a total of 61,647 units of the CX-5 sport utility vehicle and Atenza sedan, known as the Mazda6 overseas, produced between February 2012 and September 2013 to fix a break problem.

According to a report filed with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, a design error in a diesel engine oil filter could hamper braking.

A total of 830 complaints about weak braking or poor acceleration have been received since January 2013, but Mazda has so far received no reports of accidents.

The company, which sells around 88,000 units of the vehicles in overseas markets including Germany and Britain, plans to deal with the issue in line with the laws of each country.

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