Mazda North America will recall more than 262,000 crossovers and cars to fix a software problem that can cause a loss of engine power or stalling "without the ability to be restarted," the automaker said Wednesday.
The recall affects Mazda CX-5 crossovers and Mazda6 sedans from the 2018 and 2019 model years along with Mazda3 cars from 2019.
The software problem happens when vehicles transition from cylinder-deactivation to full-cylinder-activation modes, Mazda said in a statement.
The intake valve rocker can misalign and contact internal engine parts, causing an engine misfire or loss of power.
A NHTSA document said Mazda may have been aware of the problem more than five business days before filing a report.
The recall is expected to start by Aug. 26.
No accidents or injuries resulting from the problem have been reported.
The Associated Press reported the recall Wednesday.