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June 8, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ford, Mazda Announce Vehicle Recalls: Ford Motor Co. and Mazda Motor of America Inc. are recalling almost 359,000 Ford Explorer and Mazda Navajo sport utility vehicles from the 1991 model year to install a battery cover, the companies said. The new part is designed to prevent acid from damaging the vehicle's wiring harness. About 344,000 Explorers are affected by the recall, Ford said. Mazda said 14,663 Navajos, almost identical to the Explorer, need to be called back.
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March 28, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mazda Motor Co.'s new North American chief executive said Thursday that the company is reviewing its U.S. and Canadian operations, from products to personnel, in light of slumping sales. Several hundred people work at Mazda's U.S. headquarters in Irvine. Top executive Richard Beattie, who was speaking at the New York Auto Show where Mazda rolled out new versions of its 626 compact and its B-series small pickup, wouldn't say whether Mazda plans to cut any of its 1,600 North American employees.
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BUSINESS
December 27, 1996
Mazda Motor Corp. said Thursday it has boosted its stake in Mazda Motor of America Inc. to 88% from 50% in a bid to strengthen the financial structure of the car maker's U.S. marketing subsidiary. The Japanese car maker, 33% owned by Ford Motor Co., said it is investing $126 million in the subsidiary by acquiring 5.63 million new shares.
BUSINESS
December 27, 1996
Mazda Motor Corp. said Thursday it has boosted its stake in Mazda Motor of America Inc. to 88% from 50% in a bid to strengthen the financial structure of the car maker's U.S. marketing subsidiary. The Japanese car maker, 33% owned by Ford Motor Co., said it is investing $126 million in the subsidiary by acquiring 5.63 million new shares.
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May 3, 1994 | John O'Dell, Times staff writer
Two of Orange County's foreign-based auto companies won coveted Consumer Reports recommendations for nine of their models in the magazine's annual April auto issue. The companies are Mazda, whose Mazda Motor of America Inc. unit is headquartered in Irvine, and Mitsubishi, whose Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America import and distribution arm is located in Cypress. The cars, by size and price range, are: Compacts under $20,000: Mazda 626 and Mitsubishi Galant.
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March 28, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mazda Motor Co.'s new North American chief executive said Thursday that the company is reviewing its U.S. and Canadian operations, from products to personnel, in light of slumping sales. Several hundred people work at Mazda's U.S. headquarters in Irvine. Top executive Richard Beattie, who was speaking at the New York Auto Show where Mazda rolled out new versions of its 626 compact and its B-series small pickup, wouldn't say whether Mazda plans to cut any of its 1,600 North American employees.
BUSINESS
November 22, 1996 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that authorities hope will push the entire auto industry to clean up its act, five major car makers agreed Thursday to stop hiding costs in ads promoting their car leasing programs. General Motors Corp., Isuzu Motors Ltd., Honda Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motor Corp. reached settlements with the Federal Trade Commission and a group of 23 state attorneys general after more than six months of negotiations. Irvine-based Mazda Motor of America Inc.
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September 6, 1995 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japanese car importer Mazda Motor of America, still hurting from sluggish sales and profit margins shrunk by the strength of the yen, is considering a new round of layoffs to help pare operating costs, a top company official said Tuesday. "We are looking at a variety of options," including restructuring and layoffs, said Jay Amestoy, vice president of corporate affairs. The company on Tuesday reported a 29% decrease in U.S. sales during August.
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March 23, 1995 | John O'Dell Times staff writer
Narrowing It Down: It used to be that recalls involved tens of thousands of cars. Now we're down to this: Mazda Motor America Inc. is recalling 564 of its 1995-model 626 sedans to inspect and possibly replace the passenger-side air-bag module. The Irvine-based importer and distributor said that only 35 of the cars have actually left dealers' lots and are in daily use. So the company has done the recall by telephone.
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July 7, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mazda Motor Corp. in Japan has selected Kazuo (Sonny) Sonoguchi to serve as president of its Mazda Motor of America subsidiary here. Toshio Wakiya, appointed to the same post two weeks ago, withdrew because of what Mazda officials termed an "unforeseen medical condition." No other details were made available. Wakiya, 51, will remain in Hiroshima, where Mazda Motor Corp. is based, and continue as general manager of the company's North American marketing and sales division.
BUSINESS
November 22, 1996 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that authorities hope will push the entire auto industry to clean up its act, five major car makers agreed Thursday to stop hiding costs in ads promoting their car leasing programs. General Motors Corp., Isuzu Motors Ltd., Honda Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motor Corp. reached settlements with the Federal Trade Commission and a group of 23 state attorneys general after more than six months of negotiations. Irvine-based Mazda Motor of America Inc.
BUSINESS
September 6, 1995 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japanese car importer Mazda Motor of America, still hurting from sluggish sales and profit margins shrunk by the strength of the yen, is considering a new round of layoffs to help pare operating costs, a top company official said Tuesday. "We are looking at a variety of options," including restructuring and layoffs, said Jay Amestoy, vice president of corporate affairs. The company on Tuesday reported a 29% decrease in U.S. sales during August.
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March 23, 1995 | John O'Dell Times staff writer
Narrowing It Down: It used to be that recalls involved tens of thousands of cars. Now we're down to this: Mazda Motor America Inc. is recalling 564 of its 1995-model 626 sedans to inspect and possibly replace the passenger-side air-bag module. The Irvine-based importer and distributor said that only 35 of the cars have actually left dealers' lots and are in daily use. So the company has done the recall by telephone.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1995
Yoji Toyama has been appointed president of Mazda Motor of America Inc. in Irvine. He succeeds Kazuo Sonoguchi, who returns to the parent company, Mazda Motor Corp. in Hiroshima, Japan. Toyama, a 30-year Mazda veteran, was previously president of Mazda North America Inc. in Flat Rock, Mich., as well as Mazda Systems Services of North America Inc. Yutaka Hirose, president of Mazda Research & Development of North America Inc.
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May 3, 1994 | John O'Dell, Times staff writer
Two of Orange County's foreign-based auto companies won coveted Consumer Reports recommendations for nine of their models in the magazine's annual April auto issue. The companies are Mazda, whose Mazda Motor of America Inc. unit is headquartered in Irvine, and Mitsubishi, whose Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America import and distribution arm is located in Cypress. The cars, by size and price range, are: Compacts under $20,000: Mazda 626 and Mitsubishi Galant.
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June 8, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ford, Mazda Announce Vehicle Recalls: Ford Motor Co. and Mazda Motor of America Inc. are recalling almost 359,000 Ford Explorer and Mazda Navajo sport utility vehicles from the 1991 model year to install a battery cover, the companies said. The new part is designed to prevent acid from damaging the vehicle's wiring harness. About 344,000 Explorers are affected by the recall, Ford said. Mazda said 14,663 Navajos, almost identical to the Explorer, need to be called back.
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February 9, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
In a bid to capture a piece of the growing market for so-called fun trucks, Mazda Motor of America said Thursday that it will begin selling its version of Ford Motor Co.'s new Explorer sport-utility vehicle this fall. Mazda's announcement marked the first time a Japanese auto maker will buy an American manufacturer's vehicles and then sell them under its name in the United States. Generally, U.S. car makers buy Japanese- or Korean-built cars for sale under their names.
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July 7, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mazda Motor Corp. in Japan has selected Kazuo (Sonny) Sonoguchi to serve as president of its Mazda Motor of America subsidiary here. Toshio Wakiya, appointed to the same post two weeks ago, withdrew because of what Mazda officials termed an "unforeseen medical condition." No other details were made available. Wakiya, 51, will remain in Hiroshima, where Mazda Motor Corp. is based, and continue as general manager of the company's North American marketing and sales division.
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