Automaker Mazda has joined other Japanese car manufacturers to recall nearly 90,000 vehicles sold in Japan and China because of an oil hose defect. The company said in a Thursday statement that the recalls will target Mazda 3 or Axela model cars assembled between January 2006 and March 2009. Most of the affected passenger cars, nearly 54,000 vehicles, have been sold in China, the statement added. “The company has received two cases of complaints due to the problem, both [cases] in China,” said a Mazda spokesman on condition of anonymity. Mazda denies it has received any complaints or accident reports in Japan. The spokesman did not rule out a potential recall in Europe but said no decision on the issue had yet been made. The announcement follows massive worldwide recalls by Toyota, Honda and Nissan over the past months.