Mazda 2006 Mazda5 Specifications

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A Word to Mazda Owners
Thank you for choosing a Mazda. We at Mazda design and build vehicles with complete
customer satisfaction in mind.
To help ensure enjoyable and trouble-free operation of your Mazda, read this manual
carefully and follow its recommendations.
An Authorized Mazda Dealer knows your vehicle best. So when maintenance or service is
necessary, that's the place to go.
Our nationwide network of Mazda professionals is dedicated to providing you with the best
possible service.
We assure you that all of us at Mazda have an ongoing interest in your motoring pleasure
and in your full satisfaction with your Mazda product.
Mazda Motor Corporation
HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
Important Notes About This Manual
Keep this manual in the glove box as a handy reference for the safe and enjoyable use of your Mazda. Should you
resell the vehicle, leave this manual with it for the next owner.
All specifications and descriptions are accurate at the time of printing. Because improvement is a constant goal at
Mazda, we reserve the right to make changes in specifications at any time without notice and without obligation.
Event Data Recorder
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder. In the event of a crash, this device records data related to
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time. These data can help provide a better
understanding of the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur and lead to the designing of safer
vehicles.
Air Conditioning and the Environment
Your Mazda's genuine air conditioner is filled with HFC134a (R134a), a refrigerant that has been found not to
damage the earth's ozone layer. If the air conditioner does not operate properly, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
Please be aware that this manual applies to all models, equipment and options. As a result, you may find
some explanations for equipment not installed on your vehicle.
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Table of Contents
Your Vehicle at a Glance
Interior, exterior views and part identification of your Mazda.
Essential Safety Equipment
Use of safety equipment, including seats, seat belt system, child-restraint
systems and SRS air bags.
Knowing Your Mazda
Explanation of basic operations and controls; opening/closing and adjustment
of various parts.
Before Driving Your Mazda
Important information about driving your Mazda.
Driving Your Mazda
Explanation of instruments and controls.
Interior Comfort
Use of various features for drive comfort, including air-conditioning and audio
system.
In Case of an Emergency
Helpful information on what to do in an emergency.
Maintenance and Care
How to keep your Mazda in top condition.
Customer Information
Important consumer information including warranties and add-on equipment.
Specifications
Technical information about your Mazda.
Index
Navigation System
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Your Vehicle at a Glance
Interior, exterior views and part identification of your Mazda.
Dashboard and Interior Overview .............................................. 1-2
Exterior Overview ......................................................................... 1-4
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Your Vehicle at a Glance
Dashboard and Interior Overview
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The equipment and installation position varies by model.
*Refer to Navigation System at the end of the manual (if equipped).
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Your Vehicle at a Glance
Dashboard and Interior Overview
Power window lock switch ................................................................................ page 3-16
Power window switches .................................................................................... page 3-15
Power door lock switch ....................................................................................... page 3-9
Hood release handle .......................................................................................... page 3-17
Lighting control/Turn signals ............................................................................ page 5-46
Instrument cluster .............................................................................................. page 5-28
Air bags ............................................................................................................. page 2-38
Hazard warning flasher switch .......................................................................... page 5-55
Wiper and washer lever ..................................................................................... page 5-50
Information display ............................................................................................ page 6-51
Audio system ..................................................................................................... page 6-16
Climate control system ........................................................................................ page 6-2
Accessory socket ............................................................................................... page 6-60
Center console ................................................................................................... page 6-56
Parking brake ....................................................................................................... page 5-5
AT shift lever (Sport AT) ................................................................................... page 5-11
MT shift lever ...................................................................................................... page 5-9
Cruise control switches ...................................................................................... page 5-18
Ignition switch ..................................................................................................... page 5-2
Steering column release lever ............................................................................ page 3-25
Audio control switch ......................................................................................... page 6-45
Remote fuel-filler lid release ............................................................................. page 3-17
Outside mirror switch ........................................................................................ page 3-25
Interior light ....................................................................................................... page 6-49
Seat belt ............................................................................................................. page 2-14
Sunvisor ............................................................................................................. page 6-49
Map light ........................................................................................................... page 6-50
Rearview mirror ................................................................................................. page 3-26
Vanity mirror ...................................................................................................... page 6-49
Glove box .......................................................................................................... page 6-55
Front seats ............................................................................................................ page 2-2
Cup holder ......................................................................................................... page 6-53
Second-row seat ................................................................................................... page 2-6
Third-row seat .................................................................................................... page 2-11
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Your Vehicle at a Glance
Exterior Overview
The equipment and installation position varies by model.
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Your Vehicle at a Glance
Exterior Overview
Rear window defroster ....................................................................................... page 5-54
Rear wiper blade ................................................................................................ page 8-28
Light bulbs ......................................................................................................... page 8-38
Liftgate .............................................................................................................. page 3-12
Antenna ............................................................................................................. page 6-16
Fuel-filler lid ...................................................................................................... page 3-16
Sliding doors ...................................................................................................... page 3-10
Power windows ................................................................................................. page 3-14
Outside mirror .................................................................................................... page 3-25
Child safety locks .............................................................................................. page 3-11
Tires ................................................................................................................... page 8-33
Hood .................................................................................................................. page 3-17
Windshield wiper blades .................................................................................... page 8-26
Moonroof ........................................................................................................... page 3-19
Doors and keys .................................................................................................... page 3-8
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Essential Safety Equipment
Use of safety equipment, including seats, seat belt system, child-restraint
systems and SRS air bags.
Seats ............................................................................................... 2-2
Front Seats ................................................................................ 2-2
Second-Row Seats .................................................................... 2-6
Third-Row Seat ....................................................................... 2-11
Seat Belt Systems ........................................................................
Seat Belt Precautions ..............................................................
Seat Belt ..................................................................................
Front Seat Belt Pretensioner and Load Limiting Systems .......
Seat Belt Extender ...................................................................
Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep ................................................
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2-19
2-21
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Child Restraint ............................................................................
Child Restraint Precautions .....................................................
Installing Child-Restraint Systems ..........................................
LATCH Child-Restraint Systems ............................................
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SRS Air Bags ...............................................................................
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Precautions ...............
Supplemental Restraint System Components .........................
How the Air Bags Work ..........................................................
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
Front Seats
WARNING
Do not modify or replace the front
seats:
Modifying or replacing the front seats
such as replacing the upholstery or
loosening any bolts is dangerous. The
front seats contain air bag
components essential to the
supplemental restraint system. Such
modifications could damage the
supplemental restraint system and
result in serious injury. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer if there is
any need to remove or reinstall the
front seats.
Do not drive with damaged front seats:
Driving with damaged front seats is
dangerous. A collision, even one not
strong enough to inflate the air bags,
could damage the front seats which
contain essential air bag components.
If there was a subsequent collision, an
air bag may not deploy which could
lead to injuries. Always have an
Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect the
front seats, front seat belt
pretensioners and air bags after a
collision.
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WARNING
Make sure the adjustable components
of a seat are locked in place:
Adjustable seats and seatbacks that
are not securely locked are dangerous.
In a sudden stop or collision, the seat
or seatback could move, causing
injury. Make sure the adjustable
components of the seat are locked in
place by attempting to slide the seat
forward and backward and rocking
the seatback.
qSeat Slide
WARNING
Adjust the driver seat only when the
vehicle is stopped:
Adjusting the driver's seat while the
vehicle is moving is dangerous. The
driver could lose control of the vehicle
and have an accident.
To move a seat forward or backward, raise
the lever and slide the seat to the desired
position and release the lever.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
Make sure the lever returns to its original
position and the seat is locked in place by
attempting to push it forward and
backward.
qSeat Recline
WARNING
Do not drive with the seats reclined:
Sitting in a reclined position while the
vehicle is moving is dangerous
because you don't get the full
protection from seat belts. During
sudden braking or a collision, you can
slide under the lap belt and suffer
serious internal injuries. For
maximum protection, sit well back and
upright.
Always sit in a passenger seat properly
with the seatback upright and feet on
the floor:
If your vehicle is equipped with front
passenger seat weight sensors, sitting
in the front passenger seat improperly
out of position or with the seatback
reclined too far while the vehicle is
moving is dangerous as it can take off
weight from the seat bottom and affect
the weight determination of the front
passenger sensing system. As a result
the front passenger will not have the
supplementary protection of the air
bag and seat belt pretensioner, which
could cause result in serious injury.
Always sit upright against your
seatback, with your feet on the floor.
WARNING
Do not drive with the seatback
unlocked:
The seatback plays an important role
in your protection in a vehicle.
Leaving the seatback unlocked is
dangerous as it can allow passengers
to be ejected or thrown around and
baggage to strike occupants in a
sudden stop or collision, resulting in
severe injury. After adjusting the
seatback at any time, even when there
are no other passengers, rock the
seatback to make sure it is locked in
place.
To change the seatback angle, lean
forward slightly while raising the lever.
Then lean back to the desired position and
release the lever.
Make sure the lever returns to its original
position and the seatback is locked in
place by attempting to push it forward and
backward.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
CAUTION
When returning a rear-reclined seatback
to its upright position, make sure you
hold onto the seatback with your other
hand while operating the lever. If the
seatback is not supported, it will flip
forward suddenly and could cause
injury.
qHeight Adjustment (Driver's Seat)
By moving the seat lever up or down, the
seat bottom height can be adjusted.
Up
qHead Restraint
WARNING
Always drive with the head restraints
installed when seats are being used
and make sure they are properly
adjusted:
Driving with the head restraints
adjusted too low or removed is
dangerous. With no support behind
your head, your neck could be
seriously injured in a collision.
To raise a head restraint, pull it up to the
desired position.
To lower the head restraint, press the stopcatch release, then push the head restraint
down.
Down
qLumbar Support Adjustment
(Driver's Seat)
To adjust the lumbar support, pull the
lever forward.
Adjust the head restraint so that the top is
even with the top of the passenger's ears,
never the passenger's neck.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
qSeat Warmer í
The front seats are electrically heated. The
ignition switch must be in the ON
position.
Press the switch to turn the seat warmer
on or off. When the switch is in the ON
position, the indicator light will come on.
OFF
ON
WARNING
Never position the shoulder portion of
a front seat belt over the armrest:
Positioning the shoulder portion of a
front seat belt over the armrest is
dangerous as it cannot provide
adequate protection in a collision and
could result in serious injuries.
Indicator
NOTE
The seat temperature is regulated
automatically by a thermostat. Other
than turning it on or off, it cannot be
adjusted.
qArmrest (Driver's Seat)
The armrest can be used or placed upright.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
Second-Row Seats
WARNING
Do not stack cargo higher than the
seatback:
Stacking luggage or other cargo
higher than the seatback is dangerous.
During a sudden stop or collision,
objects can fly around and become
projectiles that could hit and injure
passengers.
Make sure luggage and cargo is
secured before driving:
Not securing cargo while driving is
dangerous as it could move or be
crushed during sudden braking or a
collision and cause injury.
Make sure the adjustable components
of a seat are locked in place by
attempting to slide the seat forward
and backward and rocking the
seatback:
Adjustable seats that are not securely
latched are dangerous. In a sudden
stop or collision, the seat or seatback
could move, causing injury.
Adjust the seat only when the vehicle
is stopped:
Adjusting the seat while the vehicle is
moving is dangerous. Sudden braking
or a collision could cause serious
injury.
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WARNING
Do not drive with the seatback
unlocked:
The seatback plays an important role
in your protection in a vehicle.
Leaving the seatback unlocked is
dangerous as it can allow passengers
to be ejected or thrown around and
baggage to strike occupants in a
sudden stop or collision, resulting in
severe injury. After adjusting the
seatback at any time, even when there
are no other passengers, rock the
seatback to make sure it is locked in
place.
Never allow a passenger to sit or stand
on the folded seatback while the
vehicle is moving:
Driving with a passenger on the folded
seatback is dangerous. Allowing a
child to sit up on the folded seatback
while the vehicle is moving is
particularly dangerous. In a sudden
stop or even a minor collision, a child
not in a proper seat or child-restraint
system and seat belt could be thrown
forward, back or even out of the
vehicle resulting in serious injuries or
death. The child in the baggage area
could be thrown into other occupants
and cause serious injury.
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Seats
NOTE
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The second-row seats cannot be
removed.
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When returning a second-row seat to
its original position, also replace the
seat belt to its normal position.
Verify that the seat belt pulls out and
retracts.
qSeat Slide
To move the seat forward or backward,
raise the lever and slide the seat to the
desired position and release the lever.
qSeat Recline
WARNING
Do not drive with the seats reclined:
Sitting in a reclined position while the
vehicle is moving is dangerous
because you don't get the full
protection from the seat belts. During
sudden braking or a collision, you can
slide under the lap belt and suffer
serious internal injuries. For
maximum protection, sit well back and
upright.
Do not recline a second-row seatback
when the third row seat is occupied:
Reclining the second-row seatback
when the third-row seat is occupied is
dangerous.Because the clearance in
the third-row seat is limited, occupants
in the third-row seat could be hurt
seriously on a reclined second-row
seatback.
Make sure the lever returns to its original
position and the seat is locked in place by
attempting to push it forward and
backward.
To change the seatback angle, lean
forward slightly while raising the lever.
Then lean back to the desired position and
release the lever.
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Seats
Make sure the lever returns to its original
position and the seatback is locked in
place by attempting to push it forward and
backward.
CAUTION
Height adjustment
To raise a head restraint, pull it up to the
desired position.
To lower the head restraint, press the stopcatch release, then push the head restraint
down.
When returning a rear-reclined seatback
to its upright position, make sure you
hold onto the seatback with your other
hand while operating the lever. If the
seatback is not supported, it will flip
forward suddenly and could cause
injury.
qHead Restraint
WARNING
Always drive with the head restraints
installed when seats are being used
and make sure they are properly
adjusted:
Driving with the head restraints
adjusted too low or removed is
dangerous. With no support behind
your head, your neck could be
seriously injured in a collision.
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Adjust the head restraint so that the top is
even with the top of the passenger's ears,
never the passenger's neck.
qArmrest
The armrest can be used or placed upright.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
WARNING
Never position the shoulder portion of
a second-row seat belt over the
armrest:
Positioning the shoulder portion of a
second-row seat belt over the armrest
is dangerous as it cannot provide
adequate protection in a collision and
could result in serious injuries.
Passenger egress
Pull the belt and fold the seatback
forward. The seatback will tilt forward.
qThird-Row Seat Access
Passenger ingress
To reach the third-row seat, raise the lever
of the second-row seat. The seatback will
tilt forward.
After exiting the vehicle, return the
seatback to its upright position.
qFolding the Second-Row Seats
To create a flat luggage compartment
space, lift the seat-bottoms of the secondrow seats and fold the seatbacks forward.
Folding the seatbacks
1. Insert the second-row outboard seat
belts in the retainers.
After entering the vehicle, return the
seatback to its upright position.
2. Move the seat all the way back.
3. Lower the head restraint all the way
down (page 2-8).
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Seats
4. Pull the strap and lift the end of the
seat-bottom up and forward.
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When folding a seatback, always
hold onto the seatback with your
other hand while operating the lever.
If the seatback is not supported, it
will flip forward suddenly and could
cause injury.
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When folding the seatback of the
right second-row seat, make sure the
storage box is stowed. If the storage
box is not stowed, it could be
damaged.
5. If the armrest and storage box are in
the position for use, store them.
Refer to Storage Box on page 6-57.
NOTE
6. Raise the lever and fold the seatback
forward.
To create a flat luggage compartment
space from the rear of the vehicle to the
back of the front seats, fold the secondrow and third-row seats (page 2-13).
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Seats
Returning seatbacks to their original
positions
Third-Row Seat
1. Return the seatback to its original
position while raising its lever.
Make sure the seatback is secured by
attempting to lightly move it forward
and back.
WARNING
2. Return the seat-bottom to its original
position and secure it. After returning
the seat-bottom to its original position,
make sure the seat-bottom is secured
by attempting to lightly move it up and
down.
Do not stack cargo higher than the
seatbacks:
Stacking luggage or other cargo
higher than the seatbacks is
dangerous. During a sudden stop or
collision, objects can fly around and
become projectiles that could hit and
injure passengers.
Make sure luggage and cargo is
secured before driving:
Not securing cargo while driving is
dangerous as it could move or be
crushed during sudden braking or a
collision and cause injury.
Do not drive with the seatback
unlocked:
The seatback plays an important role
in your protection in a vehicle.
Leaving the seatback unlocked is
dangerous as it can allow passengers
to be ejected or thrown around and
baggage to strike occupants in a
sudden stop or collision, resulting in
severe injury. After returning the
seatback at any time, even when there
are no other passengers, rock the
seatback to make sure it is locked in
place.
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Seats
WARNING
Never allow a passenger to sit or stand
on the folded seatback while the
vehicle is moving:
Driving with a passenger on the folded
seatback is dangerous. Allowing a
child to sit up on the folded seatback
while the vehicle is moving is
particularly dangerous. In a sudden
stop or even a minor collision, a child
not in a proper seat or child-restraint
system and seat belt could be thrown
forward, back or even out of the
vehicle resulting in serious injuries or
death. The child in the baggage area
could be thrown into other occupants
and cause serious injury.
NOTE
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The third-row seat cannot be
removed.
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When returning a third-row seat to
its original position, also replace the
seat belt to its normal position.
Verify that the seat belt pulls out and
retracts.
qHead Restraint
WARNING
Always drive with the head restraints
installed when seats are being used
and make sure they are properly
adjusted:
Driving with the head restraints
adjusted too low or removed is
dangerous. With no support behind
your head, your neck could be
seriously injured in a collision.
Height adjustment
To raise a head restraint, pull it up to the
desired position.
To lower the head restraint, press the stopcatch release, then push the head restraint
down.
Adjust the head restraint so that the top is
even with the top of the passenger's ears,
never the passenger's neck.
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Seats
qSplit-Folding the Third-Row
Seatback
To create a flat luggage compartment
space, fold the seatbacks forward.
To fold third-row seat
NOTE
To create a flat luggage compartment
space from the rear of the vehicle to the
back of the front seats, fold the secondrow and third-row seats (page 2-9).
1. Slide the second-row seat all the way
forward.
2. Insert the third-row outboard seat belts
in the retainers.
3. Lower the head restraint all the way
down (page 2-12).
4. Pull the strap and fold the seatback
forward.
To return third-row seat to its original
position
Return the seatback to its original position
while pulling its strap.
Make sure the seatback is secured by
attempting to lightly move it forward and
back.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Seat Belt Precautions
Seat belts help to decrease the possibility of severe injury during accidents and sudden
stops. Mazda recommends that the driver and all passengers always wear seat belts.
All of the seat belt retractors are designed to keep the lap/shoulder belts out of the way
when not in use.
The driver's seat belt has no provisions for child-restraint systems and has only an
emergency locking mode. The driver may wear it comfortably, and it will lock during a
collision.
However, the front passenger's seat and all rear lap/shoulder belt retractors operate in two
modes: emergency locking mode, and for child-restraint systems, automatic locking mode.
While we recommend you put all children in the rear seats, if you must use the front
passenger seat for a child, slide the front passenger seat as far back as possible and make
sure any child-restraint system is secured properly.
WARNING
Always wear your seat belt and make sure all occupants are properly restrained:
Not wearing a seat belt is extremely dangerous. During a collision, occupants not
wearing seat belts could hit someone or things inside the vehicle or even be thrown out
of the vehicle. They could be seriously injured or even killed. In the same collision,
occupants wearing seat belts would be much safer.
Do not wear twisted seat belts:
Twisted seat belts are dangerous. In a collision, the full width of the belt is not
available to absorb the impact. This puts more force on the bones beneath the belt,
which could cause serious injury or death.
Never use one seat belt on more than one person at a time:
Using one seat belt for more than one person at a time is dangerous. A seat belt used
in this way cannot spread the impact forces properly and the two passengers could be
crushed together and seriously injured or even killed. Never use one belt for more
than one person at a time and always operate the vehicle with each occupant properly
restrained.
Do not operate a vehicle with a damaged seat belt:
Using a damaged seat belt is dangerous. An accident could damage the belt webbing
of the seat belt in use. A damaged seat belt cannot provide adequate protection in a
collision. Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect all seat belt systems in use during
an accident before they are used again.
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Seat Belt Systems
WARNING
Have your seat belts changed immediately if the pretensioner or load limiter has been
expended:
One or both front air bags may deploy, and the corresponding pretensioner(s) may
also deploy at the same time. While it is safer to use a crash-used seat belt that was
used in an accident than no seat belt at all, using a seat belt with an expended
pretensioner or load limiter loaded reduces the safety available to you. Like the air
bags, the seat belt pretensioners will only function once. After they are expended, they
will not function again and must be replaced immediately. If the seat belt
pretensioners are not replaced, the risk of injury in a collision will increase. Always
have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect the seat belt pretensioners and air bags
after any collision. Expended seat belt pretensioners and air bags must be replaced
after any collision which caused them to deploy. Additionally, the load limiter will only
limit loads on the chest once in a collision and this is another reason to have the front
seat belts inspected.
CAUTION
Belt retraction may become difficult if the belts and rings are soiled, so try to keep them
clean. For more details about cleaning the seat belts, refer to “Cleaning the Lap/Shoulder
Belt Webbing” (page 8-57).
Ring
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Seat Belt Systems
qPregnant Women and Persons with Serious Medical Conditions
Pregnant women should always wear seat belts. Ask your doctor for specific
recommendations.
The lap belt should be worn SNUGLY AND AS LOW AS POSSIBLE OVER THE HIPS.
The shoulder belt should be worn across your shoulder properly, but never across the
stomach area.
Persons with serious medical conditions also should wear seat belts. Check with your
doctor for any special instructions regarding specific medical conditions.
qEmergency Locking Mode
In the emergency locking mode, the belt remains comfortable on the occupant and the
retractor will lock in position during a collision. When the seat belt is fastened, it will
always be in the emergency locking mode until it is switched to automatic locking mode by
pulling it all the way out to its full length. If the belt feels tight and hinders comfortable
movement while the vehicle is stopped or in motion, it may be in the automatic locking
mode because the belt has been pulled too far out. To return to the belt to the more
comfortable emergency locking mode, wait until the vehicle has stopped in a safe, level
area, retract the belt fully to convert it back to emergency locking mode and then extend it
around you again.
qAutomatic Locking Mode
Always use the automatic locking mode to keep the child-restraint system from shifting to
an unsafe position in the event of an accident. To enable seat belt automatic locking mode,
pull it all the way out and connect it as instructed on the child-restraint system. It will
retract down to the child-restraint system and stay locked on it. See the section on child
restraint (page 2-24).
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Seat Belt Systems
Seat Belt
WARNING
qFastening the Seat Belt
1. Grasp the tongue.
2. Slowly pull out the lap/shoulder belt.
Belt
Tongue
Positioning the Shoulder Portion of
the Seat Belt:
Improper positioning of the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is dangerous.
Always make sure the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is positioned
across your shoulder and near your
neck, but never under your arm, on
your neck, or on your upper arm.
4. Position the lap belt as low as possible,
not on the abdominal area, then adjust
the shoulder belt so that it fits snugly
against your body.
3. Insert the tongue into the buckle until
you hear a click.
Take up slack
Tongue
Keep low on
hip bone
Too high
Buckle
WARNING
Positioning the Lap Portion of the
Seat Belt:
The lap portion of the seat belt worn
too high is dangerous. In a collision,
this would concentrate the impact
force directly on the abdominal area,
causing serious injury. Wear the lap
portion of the belt snugly and as low
as possible.
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qUnfastening the Seat Belt
qShoulder Belt Adjuster í
Depress the button on the buckle. If the
belt does not fully retract, pull it out and
check for kinks or twists. Then make sure
it remains untwisted as it retracts.
Adjust the height of the shoulder belt if
the seat belt touches your neck, or if it
crosses your arm instead of your shoulder.
To raise the shoulder belt adjuster, push
the adjuster up. To lower the shoulder belt
adjuster, pull the knob and slide it down.
Make sure the adjuster is locked.
Button
NOTE
If a belt does not fully retract, inspect it
for kinks and twists. If it is still not
retracting properly, have it inspected at
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
To secure the outboard-rear seat belts
when not in use, insert the belts in their
seat belt retainers.
Seat belt
retainer
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Positioning the Shoulder Portion of
the Seat Belt:
Improper positioning of the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is dangerous.
Always make sure the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is positioned
across your shoulder and near your
neck, but never under your arm, on
your neck, or on your upper arm.
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Seat Belt Systems
Front Seat Belt Pretensioner
and Load Limiting Systems
For optimum protection, the driver and
front passenger seat belts are equipped
with pretensioner and load limiting
systems. For both these systems to work
properly you must wear the seat belt
properly.
Pretensioners:
In moderate or severe frontal or nearfrontal accidents, the front air bag and
pretensioner systems deploy
simultaneously when the seat belt is worn.
If the front seat occupant is not wearing a
seat belt, that person's pretensioner will
not fire even if the air bag does. The front
seat belt retractors remove slack quickly
as the air bags are expanding.
In addition, the pretensioner system for
the front passenger, like the front
passenger air bag, is designed to only
deploy in accordance with the total seated
weight on the front passenger seat. Any
time the air bags and seat belt
pretensioners have fired they must be
replaced. For details, refer to the front
passenger seat weight sensors (page 2-46).
WARNING
Wear seat belts only as recommended
in this owner's manual:
Incorrect positioning of the driver and
front passenger seat belts is
dangerous. Without proper
positioning, the pretensioner and load
limiting systems cannot provide
adequate protection in an accident
and this could result in serious injury.
For more details about wearing seat
belts, refer to “Fastening the seat
belts” (page 2-17).
Load limiter:
The load limiting system releases belt
webbing in a controlled manner to reduce
belt force on the occupant's chest. While
the most severe load on a seat belt occurs
in frontal collisions, the load limiter has
an automatic mechanical function and can
activate in any accident mode with
sufficient occupant movement.
Even if the pretensioners have not fired,
the load limiting function must be
checked by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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WARNING
Have your seat belts changed
immediately if the pretensioner or load
limiter has been expended:
One or both front air bags may deploy,
and the corresponding pretensioner(s)
may also deploy at the same time.
While it is safer to use a crash-used
seat belt that was used in an accident
than no seat belt at all, using a seat
belt with an expended pretensioner or
load limiter loaded reduces the safety
available to you. Like the air bags, the
seat belt pretensioners will only
function once. After they are
expended, they will not function again
and must be replaced immediately. If
the seat belt pretensioners are not
replaced, the risk of injury in a
collision will increase. Always have an
Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect the
seat belt pretensioners and air bags
after any collision. Expended seat belt
pretensioners and air bags must be
replaced after any collision which
caused them to deploy. Additionally,
the load limiter will only limit loads on
the chest once in a collision and this is
another reason to have the front seat
belts inspected.
Do not modify the components or
wiring, or use electronic testing
devices on the pretensioner system:
Modifying the components or wiring
of the pretensioner system, including
the use of electronic testing devices is
dangerous. You could accidentally
activate it or make it inoperable which
would prevent it from activating in an
accident. The occupants or repairers
could be seriously injured.
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WARNING
Properly dispose of the pretensioner
system:
Improper disposal of the pretensioner
system or a vehicle with nondeactivated pretensioners is
dangerous. Unless all safety
procedures are followed, injury could
result. Ask an Authorized Mazda
Dealer how to safely dispose of the
pretensioner system or how to scrap a
pretensioner-equipped vehicle.
NOTE
l
The pretensioner system will activate
in a moderate or greater frontal or
near-frontal collision. The
pretensioner system for the front
passenger is designed to only deploy
in accordance with the total seated
weight on the front passenger seat. It
will not activate in most rollovers,
side or rear impacts.
l
Some smoke (non-toxic gas) will be
released when the air bags and
pretensioners deploy. This does not
indicate a fire. This gas normally has
no effect on occupants, however,
those with sensitive skin may
experience light skin irritation. If
residue from the deployment of the
air bags or the front pretensioner
system gets on the skin or in the
eyes, wash it off as soon as possible.
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qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt
Pretensioner System Warning Light
If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner
system is working properly, the warning
light illuminates when the ignition switch
is turned to the ON position or after the
engine is cranked. The warning light turns
off after a specified period of time.
A system malfunction is indicated if the
warning light constantly flashes,
constantly illuminates or does not
illuminate at all when the ignition switch
is turned to the ON position. If either of
these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer as soon as possible. The system
may not work in an accident.
WARNING
Never tamper with the air bag/
pretensioner systems and always have
an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform
all servicing and repairs:
Self-servicing or tampering with the
systems is dangerous. An air bag/
pretensioner could accidentally
activate or become disabled causing
serious injury or death.
Seat Belt Extender
If your seat belt is not long enough, even
when fully extended, a seat belt extender
may be available to you at no charge from
your Authorized Mazda Dealer.
This extender will be only for you and for
the particular vehicle and seat. Even if it
plugs into other seat belts, it may not hold
in the critical moment of a crash.
When ordering an extender, only order
one that provides the necessary additional
length to fasten the seat belt properly.
Please contact your Authorized Mazda
Dealer for more information.
WARNING
Do not use a seat belt extender unless
it is necessary:
Using a seat belt extender when not
necessary is dangerous. The seat belt
will be too long and not fit properly. In
an accident, the seat belt will not
provide adequate protection and you
could be seriously injured. Only use
the extender when it is required to
fasten the seat belt properly.
Do not use an improper extender:
Using a seat belt extender that is for
another person or a different vehicle
or seat is dangerous. The seat belt will
not provide adequate protection and
the user could be seriously injured in
an accident. Only use the extender
provided for you and for the particular
vehicle and seat. NEVER use the
extender in a different vehicle or seat.
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WARNING
Do not use an extender that is too
long:
Using an extender that is too long is
dangerous. The seat belt will not fit
properly. In an accident, the seat belt
will not provide adequate protection
and you could be seriously injured. Do
not use the extender or choose one
shorter in length if the distance
between the extender's buckle and the
center of the user's body is less than
15cm (6 in).
Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep
The seat belt warning light illuminates
and a beep sound will be heard if the
driver's seat belt is not fastened when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position.
Conditions of operation
NOTE
When not in use, remove the seat belt
extender and store it in the vehicle. If
the seat belt extender is left connected,
the seat belt extender might get
damaged as it will not retract with the
rest of the seat belt and can easily fall
out of the door when not in use and be
damaged. In addition, the seat belt
warning light will not illuminate and
function properly.
Condition
The driver's seat belt is not
fastened when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON
position.
The driver's seat belt is
fastened while the warning
light and the beep sound are
activated.
The driver's seat belt is
fastened before the ignition
switch is turned to the ON
position.
Result
The warning light
flashes and a beep
sound will be heard
for about 6 seconds.
The warning light
turns off and the beep
sound stops.
The warning light will
not illuminate and the
beep sound will not be
heard.
qBelt Minder
NOTE
The belt minder can be deactivated.
Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer to
deactivate and restore the seat belt
minder.
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Driver seated/Front passenger not
seated
The belt minder is a supplemental
warning to the seat belt warning function.
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, the warning light/beep
operates to give you further reminders
according to the chart below.
Condition
Vehicle speed
Between 0 ― 20
20 km/h
km/h
(12 mph) or
(0 ― 12 mph)
more
Seat belt
Driver seated/Front passenger seated
The seat belt warning light/beep reminds
the front passenger to fasten the seat belt
according to the chart below.
Condition
Seat belt
(Driver)
Seat belt
(Passenger)
Indicator
Beep
Indicator
: Fastened
: Unfastened
: Illuminated
: Flashing
: Beep
Beep
: Fastened
: Unfastened
: Illuminated
: Flashing
: Beep
Once the beep sound is heard, it continues
sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers
to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the
seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound
period has passed.
Vehicle speed
Between 0 ― 20
20 km/h
km/h
(12 mph) or
(0 ― 12 mph)
more
Once the beep sound is heard, it continues
sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers
to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the
seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound
period has passed.
NOTE
l
To allow the front passenger seat
weight sensor to function properly,
do not place and sit on an additional
seat cushion on the front passenger
seat. The sensor may not function
properly because the additional seat
cushion could cause sensor
interference.
l
Placing packages, luggage, pets or
other items on the front passenger
seat may cause the front passenger
belt minder warning light and beep
to operate depending on the weight
of the item.
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Child Restraint
Child Restraint Precautions
Mazda strongly urges the use of child-restraint systems for children small enough to use
them.
You are required by law to use a child-restraint system for children in the U.S. and Canada.
Check your local and state or provincial laws for specific requirements regarding the safety
of children riding in your vehicle.
Whatever child-restraint system you consider, please pick the appropriate one for the age
and size of the child, obey the law and follow the instructions that come with the individual
child-restraint system.
A child who has outgrown child-restraint systems should sit in the rear and use seat belts,
both lap and shoulder. If the shoulder belt crosses the neck or face, move the child closer to
the center of the vehicle.
Statistics confirm that the rear seats are the best place for all children up to 12 years of age,
and more so with a supplemental restraint system (air bags).
A rear-facing child-restraint system should NEVER be used on the front seat with the air
bag system activated. The front passenger's seat is also the least preferred seat for other
child-restraint systems.
To reduce the chance of injuries caused by deployment of the front passenger air bag, the
front passenger seat weight sensors work as a part of the supplemental restraint system.
This system deactivates the front passenger front and side air bags and also the front
passenger seat belt pretensioner system when the total seated weight on the front passenger
seat is less than approximately 30 kg (66 lb).
When an infant or small child sits on the front passenger seat, the system shuts off the front
passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system, so make sure the front
passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.
Even if the front passenger air bag is shut off, Mazda strongly recommends that children be
properly restrained and child-restraint systems of all kinds are properly secured on the rear
seats which are the best place for children.
For more details, refer to “Front passenger seat weight sensors” (page 2-46).
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WARNING
Use the correct size child-restraint system:
For effective protection in vehicle accidents and sudden stops, a child must be
properly restrained using a seat belt or child-restraint system depending on age and
size. If not, the child could be seriously injured or even killed in an accident.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions and always keep the child-restraint system
buckled down:
An unsecured child-restraint system is dangerous. In a sudden stop or a collision it
could move causing serious injury or death to the child or other occupants. Make sure
any child-restraint system is properly secured in place according to the child-restraint
system manufacturer's instructions. When not in use, remove it from the vehicle or
fasten it with a seat belt, or latch it down to BOTH LATCH lower anchors for LATCH
child-restraint systems and the corresponding tether anchor.
Always secure a child in a proper child-restraint system:
Holding a child in your arms while the vehicle is moving is extremely dangerous. No
matter how strong the person may be, he or she cannot hold onto a child in a sudden
stop or collision and it could result in serious injury or death to the child or other
occupants. Even in a moderate accident, the child may be exposed to air bag forces
that could result in serious injury or death to the child, or the child may be slammed
into an adult, causing injury to both child and adult.
Never use a rear-facing child-restraint system in the front seat with an air bag that
could deploy:
Rear-facing child-restraint systems on the front seat are particularly dangerous even
though you may feel assured that a front passenger air bag will not deploy based on
the fact that the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.
The child-restraint system can be hit by a deploying air bag and moved violently
backward resulting in serious injury or death to the child.
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WARNING
Do not install a front-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat unless
it is unavoidable:
In a collision, the force of a deploying air bag could cause serious injury or death to
the child. If installing a front-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat
is unavoidable, move the front passenger seat as back as possible.
Seating a child in a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat is dangerous:
Vehicles equipped with front passenger seat weight sensors are also equipped with a
front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light (page 2-33). Even with the front
passenger seat weight sensors, if you must use the front passenger seat for children,
seating a child in a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat under the
following conditions increases the danger of the front passenger air bag deploying
and could result in serious injury or death to the child.
l The total seated weight of the child with the child-restraint system on the front
passenger seat is approximately 30 kg (66 lb) or more with a child in the childrestraint system.
l Luggage or other items are placed on the seat with the child in the child-restraint
system.
l A rear passenger or luggage push or pull down on the front passenger seatback.
l A rear passenger puts their feet on the front seat rails.
l Luggage or other items are placed on the seatback or hung on the head restraint.
l The seat is washed.
l Liquids are spilled on the seat.
l The front passenger seat is moved backward, pushing into luggage or other items
placed behind it.
l The front passenger seatback contacts the second-row seat.
l Luggage or other items are placed between the front passenger seat and driver seat.
l Any accessories, which might increase the total seated weight on the front
passenger seat, are attached to the front passenger seat.
The designated positions with seat belts on the rear seats are the safest places for
children. Always use seat belts and child restraints.
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WARNING
Do not allow a child to lean over or against the side window of a vehicle with side and
curtain air bags:
It is dangerous to allow anyone to lean over or against the side window, the area of
the front passenger seat, the front and rear window pillars and the roof edge along
both sides from which the side and curtain air bags deploy, even if a child-restraint
system is used. If the vehicle is equipped with side and curtain air bags, the impact of
inflation could cause serious injury or death to the child. Furthermore, leaning over
or against the front door could block the side and curtain air bags and eliminate the
advantages of supplemental protection. With the front air bag and the additional side
air bag that comes out of the front seat, the rear seat is always a better location for
children. Do not allow a child to lean over or against the side window, even if the child
is seated in a child-restraint system.
Never use one seat belt on more than one person at a time:
Using one seat belt for more than one person at a time is dangerous. A seat belt used
in this way cannot spread the impact forces properly and the two passengers could be
crushed together and seriously injured or even killed. Never use one belt for more
than one person at a time and always operate the vehicle with each occupant properly
restrained.
CAUTION
A seat belt or child-restraint system can become very hot in a closed vehicle during
warm weather. To avoid burning yourself or a child, check them before you or your child
touches them.
NOTE
Your Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially
designed LATCH child-restraint systems in the rear seats. When using these anchors to
secure a child-restraint system, refer to “LATCH Child-Restraint Systems” (page 2-35).
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Child Restraint
Installing Child-Restraint
Systems
Accident statistics reveal that a child is
safer in the rear seats. The front
passenger's seat is clearly the worst choice
for any child under 12, and with rearfacing child-restraint systems it is clearly
unsafe due to air bags.
Some child-restraint systems now come
with tethers and therefore must be
installed on the seats that take tethers to
be effective. In your Mazda, tethered
child-restraint systems can only be
accommodated in the four positions on
the rear seats.
Even if your vehicle is equipped with
front passenger seat weight sensors (page
2-46), which automatically deactivates the
front passenger air bag, a rear seat is the
safest place for a child of any age or size.
Some child-restraint systems also employ
specially designed LATCH attachments;
refer to “LATCH Child-Restraint
Systems” (page 2-35).
WARNING
Tethered Child-Restraint Systems
Work Only on Tether-Equipped Rear
Seats:
Installation of a tether equipped childrestraint system in the front
passenger's seat defeats the safety
design of the system and will result in
an increased chance of serious injury
if the child-restraint system goes
forward without benefit of being
tethered.
Place tether equipped child-restraint
systems where there are tether
anchors.
qRear Seats Child-Restraint
System Installation
Follow these instructions when using a
child-restraint system, unless you are
attaching a LATCH-equipped childrestraint system to the rear LATCH lower
anchors. Refer to “LATCH ChildRestraint Systems” (page 2-35).
NOTE
Follow the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions carefully. If
you are not sure whether you have a
LATCH system or tether, check in the
child-restraint system manufacturer's
instructions and follow them
accordingly. Depending on the type of
child-restraint system, it may not
employ seat belts which are in
automatic locking mode.
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Child Restraint
1. If the seat in which you install a childrestraint system has a seat slide
function, slide the seat as far back as
possible.
2. Make sure the seatback is securely
latched by pushing it back until it is
fully locked.
5. Push the child-restraint system firmly
into the vehicle seat. Be sure the belt
retracts as snugly as possible. Clicking
from the retractor will be heard during
retraction if the system is in the
automatic locking mode. If the belt
does not lock the seat down tight,
repeat this step.
3. Secure the child-restraint system with
the lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt.
See the manufacturer's instructions on
the child-restraint system for belt
routing instructions.
4. To get the retractor into the automatic
locking mode, pull the shoulder belt
portion of the seat belt until the entire
length of the belt is out of the retractor.
NOTE
Inspect this function before each use of
the child-restraint system. You should
not be able to pull the shoulder belt out
of the retractor while the system is in
the automatic locking mode. When you
remove the child-restraint system, be
sure the belt fully retracts to return the
system to emergency locking mode
before occupants use the seat belts.
6. If your child-restraint system requires
the use of a tether strap, refer to the
manufacturer's instructions to hook and
tighten the tether strap after raising the
head restraint (Second-row seats).
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Anchor bracket location (Second-row
seats)
Tether strap position (Third-row seat)
Tether strap
Marking
Tether strap position (Second-row
seats)
WARNING
Use the tether and tether anchor only
for a child-restraint system:
Using the tether or tether anchor to
secure anything but a child-restraint
system is dangerous. This could
weaken or damage the tether or tether
anchor and result in injury.
Tether strap
Anchor
bracket
Anchor bracket location (Third-row
seat)
Marking
Anchor
bracket
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Always route the tether strap between
the head restraint and the seatback
(Second-row seats):
Routing the tether strap on top of the
head restraint is dangerous. In a
collision the tether strap could slide off
the head restraint and loosen the
child-restraint system. The childrestraint system could move which
may result in death or injury to the
child.
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WARNING
Always route the tether strap over the
head restraint (Third-row seat):
Routing the tether strap between the
head restraint posts is dangerous as it
could damage or weaken the seatback,
resulting in the child-restraint system
not being correctly secured. In a
collision, the child-restraint system
could shift or loosen which may result
in death or injury to the child.
Always attach the tether strap to the
correct tether anchor position:
Attaching the tether strap to the
incorrect tether anchor position is
dangerous. In a collision, the tether
strap could come off and loosen the
child-restraint system. If the childrestraint system moves it could result
in death or injury to the child.
qIf You Must Use the Front Seat
for Children
If you cannot put all children in the rear
seats, at least put the smallest children in
the rear and be sure the largest child up
front uses the shoulder belt over the
shoulder.
NEVER put a rear-facing child-restraint
system on the front passenger seat, even
with a seat weight sensor equipped
vehicle.
This seat is also not set up for tethered
child-restraint systems, put them in one of
the rear seat positions set up with tether
anchors.
Likewise the LATCH child-restraint
system cannot be secured in the front
passenger's seat and should be used in the
second-row seats.
Don't allow anyone to sleep against the
side window if you have an optional side
and curtain air bag, it could cause serious
injuries to an out of position occupant. As
children more often sleep in cars, it is
better to put them in the rear seat. If
installing the child-restraint system on the
front seat is unavoidable, follow these
instructions when using a front-facing
child-restraint system in the front
passenger's seat.
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NOTE
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WARNING
To check if your front seats have side
air bags:
Mazda vehicles equipped with side
air bag will have a “SRS AIRBAG”
tag on the outboard shoulder of the
front seats.
To check if your vehicle has curtain
air bags:
Mazda vehicles equipped with
curtain air bag will have an “SRS
AIRBAG” marking on the front and
rear window pillars along the roof
edge.
WARNING
Always move the front passenger seat
as far back as possible if installing a
front-facing child-restraint system on
it is unavoidable:
As your vehicle has front air bags and
doubly so if your vehicle has side air
bags, a front-facing child-restraint
system should be put on the front
passenger seat only when it is
unavoidable.
Even if the front passenger air bag
deactivation indicator light
illuminates, always move the seat as
far back as possible, because the force
of a deploying air bag could cause
serious injury or death to the child.
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Never use a rear-facing child-restraint
system in the front seat with an air bag
that could deploy:
Rear-facing child-restraint systems on
the front seat are particularly
dangerous.
Even in a moderate collision, the
child-restraint system can be hit by a
deploying air bag and moved violently
backward resulting in serious injury
or death to the child. Even though you
may feel assured that the front
passenger air bag will not deploy
based on the fact that the front
passenger air bag deactivation
indicator light illuminates.
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WARNING
Do not allow a child to lean over or
against the side window of a vehicle
with side and curtain air bags:
It is dangerous to allow anyone to lean
over or against the side window, the
area of the front passenger seat, the
front and rear window pillars and the
roof edge along both sides from which
the side and curtain air bags deploy,
even if a child-restraint system is used.
If the vehicle is equipped with side and
curtain air bags, the impact of
inflation could cause serious injury or
death to the child. Furthermore,
leaning over or against the front door
could block the side and curtain air
bags and eliminate the advantages of
supplemental protection. With the
front air bag and the additional side
air bag that comes out of the front
seat, the rear seat is always a better
location for children. Do not allow a
child to lean over or against the side
window, even if the child is seated in a
child-restraint system.
qFront Passenger's Seat ChildRestraint System Installation
1. Slide the seat as far back as possible.
2. Secure the child-restraint system with
the lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt.
See the manufacturer's instructions on
the child-restraint system for belt
routing instructions.
3. To get the retractor into the automatic
locking mode, pull the shoulder belt
portion of the seat belt until the entire
length of the belt is out of the retractor.
4. Push the child-restraint system firmly
into the vehicle seat. Be sure the belt
retracts as snugly as possible. Clicking
from the retractor will be heard during
retraction if the system is in automatic
locking mode. If the belt does not lock
the seat down tight, repeat the previous
step and also this one.
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NOTE
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Inspect this function before each use
of the child-restraint system. You
should not be able to pull the
shoulder belt out of the retractor
while the system is in the automatic
locking mode. When you remove the
child-restraint system, be sure the
belt fully retracts to return the system
to emergency locking mode before
occupants use the seat belts.
Follow the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions carefully.
Depending on the type of childrestraint system, it may not employ
seat belts which are in automatic
locking mode.
5. Make sure the front passenger air bag
deactivation indicator light illuminates
after installing a child-restraint system
on the front passenger seat.
Refer to Front passenger air bag
deactivation indicator light on page
2-46.
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WARNING
Do not seat a child in a child-restraint
system on the front passenger seat if
the front passenger air bag
deactivation indicator light does not
illuminated:
While it is always better to install any
child-restraint system on the rear seat,
it is imperative that a child-restraint
system ONLY be used on the front
passenger seat if the deactivation
indicator light illuminates when the
child is seated in the child-restraint
system (page 2-46). Seating a child in
a child-restraint system installed on
the front passenger seat with the front
passenger air bag deactivation
indicator light not illuminated is
dangerous. If this indicator light does
not illuminate even when the total
seated weight is less than
approximately 30 kg (66 lb), this
means that the front passenger front
and side air bags, and seat belt
pretensioner are ready for deployment.
If an accident were to deploy an air
bag, a child in a child-restraint system
sitting in the front passenger seat
could be seriously injured or killed. If
the indicator light does not illuminate
after seating a child in a childrestraint system on the front passenger
seat, seat a child in a child-restraint
system on the rear seat and consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible.
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LATCH Child-Restraint Systems
Your Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designed
LATCH child-restraint systems in the rear seats. Both anchors must be used, otherwise the
seat will bounce around and put the child in danger. Most LATCH child-restraint systems
must also be used in conjunction with a tether to be effective. If they have a tether you
must use it to better assure your child's safety.
WARNING
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the use of the child-restraint system:
An unsecured child-restraint system is dangerous. In a sudden stop or a collision it
could move causing serious injury or death to the child or other occupants. Make sure
the child-restraint system is properly secured in place according to the child-restraint
system manufacturer's instructions.
Never attach two child-restraint systems to the same LATCH lower anchor:
Attaching two child-restraint systems to the same LATCH lower anchor is dangerous.
In a collision, one anchor may not be strong enough to hold two child-restraint system
attachments, and it may break, causing serious injury or death. If you use the seat
position for another child-restraint system when an outboard LATCH position is
occupied, use the center seat belts instead, and the tether if tether-equipped.
Make sure the child-restraint system is properly secured:
An unsecured child-restraint system is dangerous. In a sudden stop or a collision it
could move causing serious injury or death to the child or other occupants. Follow the
child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions on belt routing to secure the seat
just as you would with a child in it so that nobody is tempted to put a child in an
improperly secured seat later on. When not in use, remove it from the vehicle or fasten
it with a seat belt, or latch it down to BOTH LATCH lower anchors for LATCH childrestraint systems.
Make sure there are no seat belts or foreign objects near or around the LATCH childrestraint system:
Not following the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions when installing
the child-restraint system is dangerous. If seat belts or a foreign object prevent the
child-restraint system from being securely attached to the LATCH lower anchors and
the child-restraint system is installed improperly, the child-restraint system could move
in a sudden stop or collision causing serious injury or death to the child or other
occupants. When installing the child-restraint system, make sure there are no seat
belts or foreign objects near or around the LATCH lower anchors. Always follow the
child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions.
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qLATCH Child-Restraint System
Installation Procedure (SecondRow Seats Only)
1. Slide the second-row seat as far back as
possible.
2. Make sure the seatback is securely
latched by pushing it back until it is
fully locked.
3. Expand the area between the seat
bottom and the seatback slightly to
verify the locations of the LATCH
lower anchors.
5. If your child-restraint system came
equipped with a tether, that probably
means it is very important to properly
secure the tether for child safety. Please
carefully follow the child-restraint
system manufacturer's instructions
when installing tethers.
Anchor bracket location
Marking
Tether strap position
Tether strap
NOTE
The markings above the LATCH lower
anchors indicate the locations of
LATCH lower anchors for the
attachment of a child-restraint system.
4. Secure the child-restraint system using
BOTH LATCH lower anchors,
following the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instruction.
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WARNING
Use the tether and tether anchor only
for a child-restraint system:
Using the tether or tether anchor to
secure anything but a child-restraint
system is dangerous. This could
weaken or damage the tether or tether
anchor and result in injury.
Always route the tether strap between
the head restraint and the seatback:
Routing the tether strap on top of the
head restraint is dangerous. In a
collision the tether strap could slide off
the head restraint and loosen the
child-restraint system. The childrestraint system could move which
may result in death or injury to the
child.
Always attach the tether strap to the
correct tether anchor position:
Attaching the tether strap to the
incorrect tether anchor position is
dangerous. In a collision, the tether
strap could come off and loosen the
child-restraint system. If the childrestraint system moves it could result
in death or injury to the child.
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Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Precautions
The front and side supplemental restraint systems (SRS) include up to 6 air bags (verify
“SRS AIRBAG” location indicator marks).
They are located in:
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The steering wheel hub (driver air bag)
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The front passenger dashboard (front passenger air bag)
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The outboard sides of the front seatbacks (side air bags) í
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The front and rear window pillars, and the roof edge along both sides (curtain air bags) í
These systems operate independently depending on the type of accident encountered; if
you have side and curtain air bags, the side and curtain air bags are not likely to deploy on
both sides in the same accident because a vehicle is not often hit from both sides. The side
and curtain air bags and the frontal air bag system will not normally deploy during the
same type of accident unless a combination of frontal and side impacts occur.
The air bag supplemental restraint systems are designed to provide supplemental protection
only in the front seats in certain situations and the rear outside passenger positions only in
same-side collisions, so seat belts are always important in the following ways:
Without seat belt usage, the air bags cannot provide adequate protection during an accident.
Seat belt usage is necessary to:
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Keep the occupant from being thrown into an inflating air bag.
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Reduce the possibility of injuries during an accident that is not designed for air bag
inflation, such as roll-over or rear impact.
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Reduce the possibility of injuries in frontal or side collisions that are not severe enough
to activate the air bags.
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Reduce the possibility of being thrown from your vehicle.
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Reduce the possibility of injuries to lower body and legs during an accident because the
air bags provide no protection to these parts of the body.
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Hold the driver in a position which allows better control of the vehicle.
Children should be protected by a child-restraint system as stipulated by law in every state
and province. In certain states and provinces, laws vary on the size a child must be to use a
child-restraint system (page 2-24).
Carefully consider which child-restraint system is necessary for your child and follow the
installation directions in this Owner's Manual as well as the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions.
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Some models.
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WARNING
Seat belts must be worn in air bag equipped vehicles:
Depending only on the air bags for protection during an accident is dangerous. Alone,
air bags may not prevent serious injuries. The appropriate air bags can be expected to
inflate only in the first collision with frontal, near frontal or side forces that are at
least moderate. Vehicle occupants should always wear seat belts.
Children should not ride in the front passenger seat:
Placing a child, 12 years or under, in the front seat is dangerous. The child could be
hit by a deploying air bag and be seriously injured or even killed. A sleeping child is
more likely to lean against the door and be hit by the side air bag in a moderate, rightside collision. Whenever possible, always secure a child 12 years and under on the
rear seats with an appropriate child-restraint system for the child's age and size.
Never use a rear-facing child-restraint system in the front seat with an air bag that
could deploy:
Rear-facing child-restraint systems on the front seat are particularly dangerous even
though you may feel assured that a front passenger air bag will not deploy based on
the fact that the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.
The child-restraint system can be hit by a deploying air bag and moved violently
backward resulting in serious injury or death to the child.
Do not sit too close to the driver and front passenger air bags:
Sitting too close to the driver and front passenger air bag modules or placing hands or
feet on them is extremely dangerous. The driver and front passenger air bags inflate
with great force and speed. Serious injuries could occur if someone is too close. The
driver should always hold onto only the rim of the steering wheel. The front seat
passenger should keep both feet on the floor. Front seat occupants should adjust their
seats as far back as possible and always sit upright against the seatbacks with seat
belts worn properly.
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WARNING
Sit in the center of the seat and wear seat belts properly:
Sitting too close to the side air bag modules or placing hands on them is extremely
dangerous. The side air bags inflate with great force and speed directly out of the
outboard side of the front seat and expand along the front door on the side the car is
hit. Serious injury could occur if someone is sitting too close to the door or leaning
against a window, or if rear seat occupants grab the sides of the front seatbacks.
Furthermore, sleeping up against the door or hanging out the windows in the vehicle
could block the side and curtain air bags and eliminate the advantages of
supplemental protection. Give the side and curtain air bags room to work by sitting in
the center of the seat while the vehicle is moving with seat belts worn properly.
Do not attach objects on or around the area where driver and front passenger air bags
deploy:
Attaching an object to the driver and front passenger air bag modules or placing
something in front of them is dangerous. In an accident, an object could interfere with
air bag inflation and injure the occupants.
Do not attach objects on or around the area where a side air bag deploys:
Attaching objects to a front seat in such a way as to cover the outboard side of the seat
in any way is dangerous. In an accident the object could interfere with the side air
bag, which inflates from the outboard side of the front seats, impeding the added
protection of the side air bag system or redirecting the air bag in a way that is
dangerous. Furthermore, the bag could be cut open releasing the gas.
Do not hang net bags, map pouches or backpacks with side straps on the front seats.
Never use seat covers on the front seats. Always keep the side air bag modules in your
front seats free to deploy in the event of a side collision.
Do not attach objects on or around the area where a curtain air bag deploys:
Attaching objects to the areas where the curtain air bag deploys such as on the
windshield glass, side door glass, front and rear window pillars, and along the roof
edge and assist grips is dangerous. In an accident the object could interfere with the
curtain air bag, which inflates from the front and rear window pillars and along the
roof edge, impeding the added protection of the curtain air bag system or redirecting
the air bag in a way that is dangerous. Furthermore, the bag could be cut open
spewing exhaust.
Do not place hangers or any other objects on the assist grips. When hanging clothes,
hang them on the coat hook directly. Always keep the curtain air bag modules free to
deploy in the event of a side collision.
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WARNING
Do not touch the components of the supplemental restraint system after the air bags
have inflated:
Touching the components of the supplemental restraint system after the air bags have
inflated is dangerous. Immediately after inflation, they are very hot. You could get
burned.
Never install any front-end equipment to your vehicle:
Installation of front-end equipment, such as frontal protection bar (kangaroo bar, bull
bar, push bar, or other similar devices.), snowplow, or winches is dangerous. The air
bag crash sensor system could be affected. This could cause air bags to inflate
unexpectedly, or it could prevent the air bags from inflating during an accident. Front
occupants could be seriously injured.
Do not modify the suspension:
Modifying the vehicle suspension is dangerous. If the vehicle's height or the
suspension is modified, the vehicle will be unable to accurately detect a collision
resulting in incorrect or unexpected air bag deployment and the possibility of serious
injuries.
Do not modify the supplemental restraint system:
Modifying the components or wiring of the supplemental restraint system is
dangerous. You could accidentally activate it or make it inoperable. Do not make any
modifications to the supplemental restraint system. This includes installing trim,
badges, or anything else over the air bag modules. It also includes installing extra
electrical equipment on or near system components or wiring. An Authorized Mazda
Dealer can provide the special care needed in the removal and installation of front
seats. It is important to protect the side and curtain air bag wiring and connections to
assure that the bags do not accidentally deploy and that the seats retain an
undamaged air bag connection.
Do not place luggage or other objects under the front seats:
Placing luggage or other objects under the front seats is dangerous. The components
essential to the supplemental restraint system could be damaged, and in the event of a
side collision, the appropriate air bags may not deploy, which could result in death or
serious injury. To prevent damage to the components essential to the supplemental
restraint system, do not place luggage or other objects under the front seats.
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NOTE
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When an air bag deploys, a loud inflation noise can be heard and some smoke will be
released. Neither is likely to cause injury, however, the texture of the air bags may
cause light skin injuries on body parts not covered with clothing through friction.
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Should you sell your Mazda, we urge you to tell the new owner of its air bag systems
and that familiarization with all instructions about them, from the Owner's Manual, is
important.
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Supplemental Restraint System Components
The supplemental restraint systems (SRS) have two basic subsystems:
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The air bag system with inflators and air bags.
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The electrical system with crash sensors and diagnostic module.
The air bags are mounted in the following locations:
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The steering wheel hub
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The front passenger dashboard
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The outboard sides of the front seatbacks í
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The front and rear window pillars, and the roof edge along both sides í
The air bags are out of sight until activated.
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qFront Air Bag System Components
(1)
(10)
(9)
(2)
(5)
(3)
(8)
(7)
(4)
(6)
(5)
(1) Front dual stage inflators and air bags
(2) Front air bag sensor
(3) Front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light (page 2-46)
(4) Crash sensors and diagnostic module (SAS unit)
(5) Front seat belt pretensioner and load limiting systems (page 2-19)
(6) Front passenger seat weight sensors (page 2-46)
(7) Front passenger seat weight sensor control module
(8) Driver and front passenger seat belt buckle switches (page 2-46)
(9) Driver seat slide position sensor (page 2-46)
(10) Front seats
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qSide and Curtain Air Bag System Components
(1)
(2)
(3)
(1)
(4)
(3)
(1) Side and curtain inflators and air bags
(2) Front seats
(3) Side crash sensor
(4) Crash sensors and diagnostic module (SAS unit)
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How the Air Bags Work
qHow the Front Air Bags Work
When air bag crash sensors detect a frontal impact of greater than moderate force, an
electrical current is sent to the inflators.
Gases are produced to inflate the front air bags and after the inflation, the front air bags
quickly deflate.
The front air bags will function only once. After that, the front air bags will not work
again and must be replaced.
Only an Authorized Mazda Dealer can replace the system components.
The front, dual stage air bags control air bag inflation in two energy stages. During an
impact of moderate severity the front air bags deploy with lesser energy, whereas during
more severe impacts, they deploy with more energy. Deployment of the front air bags may
differ between the driver and the front passenger depending on the driver seat position,
front passenger weight and front seat belt usage, all of which provide data from each sensor
to the air bag system.
The front air bags will deploy only
in a frontal or frontal offset impact.
Driver seat slide position sensor
Your vehicle is equipped with a driver seat slide position sensor as a part of the
supplemental restraint system. The sensor is located under the driver seat. The sensor
determines whether the driver seat is fore or aft of a reference position and sends the seat
position to the diagnostic module (SAS unit). The sensor is also designed to control the
deployment of the driver air bag depending on how close the driver seat is to the steering
wheel.
The air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning light flashes if the sensor has a
possible malfunction (page 2-54).
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Front passenger seat weight sensors
Your vehicle is also equipped with the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light
(page 2-33). These sensors are located under both of the front passenger seat rails. These
sensors determine the total seated weight on the front passenger seat. The sensors are also
designed to prevent the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner
system from deploying if the total seated weight is less than approximately 30 kg (66 lb).
To reduce the chance of injuries caused by deployment of the front passenger air bag, the
system deactivates the front passenger front and side air bags and also the seat belt
pretensioner system when:
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There is no passenger in the front passenger seat. (The front passenger air bag
deactivation indicator light does not illuminate.)
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The total seated weight on the front passenger seat is less than approximately 30 kg (66
lb). (The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.)
This system shuts off the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner
system, so make sure the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates
according to the following table.
The air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning light flashes and the front
passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates if the sensors have a possible
malfunction. If this happens, the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt
pretensioner system will not deploy.
Front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light
This indicator light illuminates to remind you that the front passenger front and side air
bags and seat belt pretensioner will not deploy during a collision.
If the front passenger weight sensors are working properly, the indicator light illuminates
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. After about 6 seconds it goes out.
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SRS Air Bags
The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates or is off under the following conditions:
OFF
OFF
Front passenger seat
belt pretensioner
system
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
Total seated weight on the Front passenger air bag Front passenger front and
front passenger seat
deactivation indicator light
side air bags
Empty (Not occupied)*
Less than approx. 30 kg
(66 lb)
Approx. 42 kg (93 lb) or
more
* If the front passenger seat belt is buckled, the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates,
however this does not indicate a malfunction.
If the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON position and does not illuminate as indicated in the
above chart, do not allow a child to sit in the front passenger seat and consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. The system may not work properly in an
accident.
WARNING
Do not decrease the total seated weight on the front passenger seat:
When an adult or large child sits on the front passenger seat, decreasing the total
seated weight on the front passenger seat from the total seated weight of
approximately 42 kg (93 lb) required for air bag deployment is dangerous. The front
passenger seat weight sensors will detect the reduced total seated weight condition and
the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system will not
deploy during an accident. The front passenger will not have the supplementary
protection of the air bag, which could result in serious injury. Decreasing the total
seated weight on the front passenger seat from the total seated weight of
approximately 42 kg (93 lb) could result in an air bag not deploying under the
following conditions, for example:
l A rear passenger pushes up on the front passenger seat with the feet.
l Luggage or other items placed under the front passenger seat or between the front
passenger seat and driver seat that push up the front passenger seat bottom.
l The front passenger seat occupant sits in a manner that does not place the entire
weight of the occupant on the seat such as by sitting too close to the door, grasping
the assist grip or the rim of the moonroof and sitting with the seatback reclined too
far.
l Any accessories which might decrease the total seated weight on the front
passenger seat are attached to the front passenger seat.
The front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner systems will
deactivate if the total seated weight on the front passenger seat is close to 30 kg (66 lb)
and they will reactivate before the weight exceeds 42 kg (93 lb).
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WARNING
Do not increase the total seated weight on the front passenger seat:
When an infant or small child sits on the front passenger seat, increasing the total
seated weight on the front passenger seat from the total seated weight of
approximately 30 kg (66 lb) is dangerous. The front passenger seat weight sensors will
detect the increased total seated weight, which could result in the unexpected
deployment of the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner
system in an accident and may cause serious injury. Increasing the total seated weight
on the front passenger seat beyond the total seated weight of approximately 30 kg (66
lb) could result in the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt
pretensioner system deployment in an accident under the following conditions, for
example:
l Luggage or other items are placed on the seat with the child in the child-restraint
system.
l A rear passenger or luggage push or pull down on the front passenger seatback.
l A rear passenger steps on the front passenger seat rails with the feet.
l Luggage or other items are placed on the seatback or hung on the head restraint.
l The seat is washed.
l Liquids are spilled on the seat.
l The front passenger seat is moved backward, pushing into luggage or other items
placed behind it.
l The front passenger seatback contacts the second-row seat.
l Luggage or other items are placed between the front passenger seat and driver seat.
l Any accessories which might increase the total seated weight on the front passenger
seat are attached to the front passenger seat.
The front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner systems will
deactivate if the total seated weight on the front passenger seat is less than
approximately 30 kg (66 lb) and they will reactivate when the weight exceeds
approximately 42 kg (93 lb).
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CAUTION
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To assure proper deployment of the front air bag and to prevent damage to the sensors
in the front seat bottoms:
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Do not place sharp objects on the front seat bottoms or leave heavy luggage on
them.
Do not spill any liquids on the front seats or under the front seats.
To allow the sensors to function properly, always perform the following:
l
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Adjust the front seats as far back as possible and always sit upright against the
seatbacks with seat belts worn properly.
If you place your child on the front passenger seat, secure the child-restraint system
properly and slide the front passenger seat as far back as possible (page 2-33).
NOTE
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The system requires about 10 seconds to alternate between turning the front passenger
front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system on or off.
l
The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light may illuminate repeatedly if
luggage or other items are put on the front passenger seat, or if the temperature of the
vehicle's interior changes suddenly.
l
The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light may illuminate for 10 seconds
if the total seated weight on the front passenger seat changes.
l
If the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate after
installing a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat, install the child-restraint
system on the rear seat and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
Driver and front passenger buckle switches
The buckle switches on the front seat belts detect whether or not the front seat belts are
securely fastened and further control the deployment of the air bags.
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qHow the Side and Curtain Air Bags Work
When air bag crash sensors detect a side impact of greater than moderate force, an
electrical current is sent to the inflators.
Gases are produced to inflate the side and curtain air bags and after the inflation, the side
and curtain air bags quickly deflate. However, the side air bag system for the front
passenger is designed to only deploy in accordance with the total seated weight on the front
passenger seat.
The side and curtain air bags will function only once. After that, the side and curtain air
bags will not work again and must be replaced. Only an Authorized Mazda Dealer can
replace the systems.
The side and curtain air bags will deploy only on the side the
vehicle receives the force of the impact.
qAir Bag Activation/Deactivation
NOTE
If the front passenger seat weight sensors detect a total seated weight on the front
passenger seat is less than approximately 42 kg (93 lb), the front passenger front and side
air bags and seat belt pretensioner may not deploy (page 2-46), but the curtain air bags
may deploy.
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Front air bag activation
The front air bags will inflate if the
severity of impact is above the designed
threshold level.
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Driving into a big hole or hitting the far
side of a hole.
Hitting a solid wall straight on at
greater than about 22 km/h (14 mph).
Limitations to front air bag activation
Depending on the severity of impact, the
front air bags may not inflate in the
following cases:
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Hitting a curb, pavement edge or hard
object.
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Landing hard or the vehicle falling.
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Frontal impact within about a 30
degree range from head-on to the
vehicle.
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Impacts involving trees or poles cause
severe cosmetic damage but may not
have enough stopping force to activate
the air bag.
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Frontal offset impact to the vehicle
may not provide the stopping force
necessary for air bag deployment.
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Rear-ending or running under a truck's
tail gate may not provide the stopping
force necessary for air bag deployment.
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The severity of impact above the designed
threshold level to one side of the vehicle
(driver or passenger side areas) will cause
the side and curtain air bags on that side
to inflate, but it will not normally deploy
the front air bags.
Non-activation of front air bags
Front air bags will not normally inflate in
the following cases:
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Collision from the rear.
Limitations to side and curtain air bag
activation í
Depending on the severity of impact, the
side and curtain air bags may not inflate in
the following cases:
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Frontal offset impact may not provide
enough side impact to deploy the side
and curtain air bags.
l
Side impacts involving trees or poles
can cause severe cosmetic damage but
may not have enough impact force to
activate the side and curtain air bags.
Impact to the side, but it may deploy
the side and curtain air bags.
Vehicle roll-over, may deploy the side
and curtain air bags but not the front air
bags.
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Vehicle roll-over may not provide
enough side force to deploy the side
and curtain air bags.
Side impacts with two-wheeled
vehicles may not provide enough force
to deploy the side and curtain air bags.
Non-activation of side and curtain air
bag í
The side and curtain air bags will not
normally inflate in the following cases:
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Collision from the rear.
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Collision from the front, but it may
deploy the front air bags.
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qConstant Monitoring
The following components of the air bag
systems are monitored by a diagnostic
system:
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SAS unit
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Front air bag sensor
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Air bag modules
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Side crash sensors í
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Front seat belt pretensioners
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Related wiring
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Driver seat slide position sensor
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Front passenger seat weight sensors
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Driver and front passenger seat belt
buckle switches
The diagnostic module continuously
monitors the system's readiness. This
begins when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position and continues while
the vehicle is being driven.
qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt
Pretensioner System Warning Light
If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner
system is working properly, the warning
light illuminates when the ignition switch
is turned to the ON position or after the
engine is cranked. The warning light turns
off after a specified period of time.
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A system malfunction is indicated if the
warning light constantly illuminates or
does not illuminate at all when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position. If either of these occur, consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible. The system may not work in an
accident.
WARNING
Never tamper with the air bag/
pretensioner systems and always have
an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform
all servicing and repairs:
Self-servicing or tampering with the
systems is dangerous. An air bag/
pretensioner could accidentally
activate or become disabled causing
serious injury or death.
qMaintenance
The air bag systems do not require regular
maintenance. But if any of the following
occurs, take your vehicle to an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible:
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The air bag system warning light
flashes.
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The air bag system warning light
remains illuminated.
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The air bag system warning light does
not illuminate when the ignition switch
is turned to the ON position.
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The air bags have deployed.
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Front passenger air bag deactivation
indicator light does not illuminate
when the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position or does not illuminate
as indicated in the chart. For more
details about this indicator light and
this chart, refer to “Front passenger
seat weight sensors” (page 2-46).
WARNING
Do not operate a vehicle with damaged
air bag/seat belt pretensioner system
components:
Expended or damaged air bag/seat
belt pretensioner system components
must be replaced after any collision
which caused them to deploy or
damage them. Only a trained
Authorized Mazda Dealer can fully
evaluate these systems to see that they
will work in any subsequent accident.
Driving with an expended or damaged
air bag or pretensioner unit will not
afford you the necessary protection in
the event of any subsequent accident
which could result in serious injury or
death.
Do not remove interior air bag parts:
Removing any components such as the
front seats, front dashboard, the
steering wheel or parts on the front
and rear window pillars and along the
roof edge, containing air bag parts or
sensors is dangerous. These parts
contain essential air bag components.
The air bag could accidentally activate
and cause serious injuries. Always
have an Authorized Mazda Dealer
remove these parts.
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WARNING
Dispose of the air bag properly:
Improper disposal of an air bag or a
vehicle with live air bags in it can be
extremely dangerous. Unless all safety
procedures are followed, injury can
result. Ask an Authorized Mazda
Dealer how to safely dispose of an air
bag or how to scrap an air bag
equipped vehicle.
NOTE
If it becomes necessary to have the
components or wiring system for the
supplementary restraint system
modified to accommodate a person with
certain medical conditions in
accordance with a certified physician,
contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer,
refer to “Customer Assistance (U.S.A.)”
(page 9-2).
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Explanation of basic operations and controls; opening/closing and adjustment
of various parts.
Doors and Locks ........................................................................... 3-2
Keys .......................................................................................... 3-2
Keyless Entry System ............................................................... 3-3
Door Locks ............................................................................... 3-7
Liftgate .................................................................................... 3-12
Power Windows ...................................................................... 3-14
Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap ........................................................... 3-16
Hood ....................................................................................... 3-17
Moonroof í ............................................................................. 3-18
Security System ........................................................................... 3-20
Immobilizer System ................................................................ 3-20
Theft-Deterrent System í ........................................................ 3-23
Steering Wheel and Mirrors ...................................................... 3-25
Steering Wheel ........................................................................ 3-25
Mirrors .................................................................................... 3-25
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Keys
WARNING
Do not leave the keys in your vehicle
with children and keep them in a place
where your children will not find or
play with them:
Leaving children in a vehicle with the
key is dangerous. This could result in
someone being badly injured or even
killed. These new kinds of keys are
fascinating to children. They could
play with power windows or other
controls, or even make the vehicle
move.
NOTE
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Refer to Immobilizer System (page
3-20) for information regarding keys
and engine starting.
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(With theft-deterrent system)
Refer to Theft-Deterrent System
(page 3-23) for information
regarding keys and the prevention of
vehicle and vehicle contents theft.
The keys operate all locks.
Retractable
type key
Key code number plate
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A code number is stamped on the plate
attached to the key set; detach this plate
and store it in a safe place (not in the
vehicle) for use if you need to make a
replacement key.
NOTE
Write down the code number and keep
it in a separate safe and convenient
place, but not in the vehicle.
If your key is lost, consult your
Authorized Mazda Dealer and have
your code number ready.
Key extend/retract method (Retractable
type key)
To extend the key, press the release
button.
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To retract the key, rotate it into the holder
while pressing the release button.
Keyless Entry System
This system remotely locks and unlocks
the doors and the liftgate.
It can also help you signal for attention.
Press the buttons slowly and carefully.
CAUTION
To avoid damage to the transmitter, do
not:
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Drop it.
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Get it wet.
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Disassemble it.
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Expose it to high temperatures on
places such as the dashboard or
hood, under direct sunlight.
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qTransmitter
The keyless entry system is designed
to operate up to about 2.5 m (8 ft)
from the center of the vehicle, but
this may vary due to local
conditions.
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The system doesn't operate when the
key is in the ignition switch.
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Doors and the liftgate cannot be
locked by pressing the lock button
while any other door or the liftgate is
open. Also, the hazard warning lights
will not flash.
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If the transmitter does not operate
when pressing a button or the
operation range becomes too small,
the battery may be dead. To install a
new battery, refer to Maintenance
(page 3-6).
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Additional transmitters can be
obtained at an Authorized Mazda
Dealer. Up to 3 transmitters can be
used with the keyless entry system
per vehicle. Bring all transmitters to
an Authorized Mazda Dealer when
additional transmitters are required.
Lock button
Unlock button
Operation
indicator light
Panic button
NOTE
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(U.S.A.)
This device complies with Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1)
this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
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(CANADA)
This device complies with RSS-210
of Industry CANADA. Operation is
subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
The operation indicator light flashes when
the buttons are pressed.
Lock button
To lock the doors and the liftgate, press
the lock button and the hazard warning
lights will flash once.
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To confirm that all doors and the liftgate
have been locked, press the lock button
again within 5 seconds. If they are closed
and locked, the horn will sound.
NOTE
NOTE
(Without theft-deterrent system)
The hazard warning lights will flash
twice to indicate that all doors and the
liftgate are unlocked.
(With theft-deterrent system)
(Without theft-deterrent system)
The hazard warning lights will flash
once to indicate that all doors and the
liftgate are locked.
(With theft-deterrent system)
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The hazard warning lights will not
flash.
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The hazard warning lights only flash
when the theft deterrent system is
armed or turned off, refer to the
theft-deterrent system (page 3-23).
NOTE
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All doors and the liftgate cannot be
locked when any door or the liftgate
is open and the key is in the ignition
switch.
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Confirm that all doors and the
liftgate are locked visually or audibly
by use of the double click.
Unlock button
To unlock the driver's door, press the
unlock button and the hazard warning
lights will flash twice.
To unlock all doors and the liftgate, press
the unlock button again within 5 seconds.
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The hazard warning lights will not
flash.
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The hazard warning lights only flash
when the theft deterrent system is
armed or turned off, refer to the
theft-deterrent system (page 3-23).
NOTE
After unlocking with the transmitter, all
doors and the liftgate will automatically
lock if one of the doors or the liftgate is
not opened within about 30 seconds.
Panic button
If you witness from a distance someone
attempting to break into or damage your
vehicle, pressing the panic button will
activate the vehicle's alarm.
NOTE
The panic button will work whether
any door or the liftgate is open or
closed.
Turning on the alarm
Pressing the panic button for 1 second or
more will trigger the alarm for about 2
minutes and 30 seconds, and the
following will occur:
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The horn sounds intermittently.
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The hazard warning lights flash.
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Turning off the alarm
Press any button on the transmitter.
2. Insert a screwdriver into the slot and
push the tab to remove the key from
the transmitter.
qTransmitter Maintenance
If the buttons on the transmitter are
inoperable and the operation indicator
light does not flash, the battery may be
dead.
Replace with a new battery before the
transmitter becomes unusable.
Tab
CAUTION
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Install the battery with the positive
pole ( ) facing down. Battery
leakage could occur if it is not
installed correctly.
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When replacing the battery, be
careful not to bend the electrical
terminals or get oil on them. Also be
careful not to get dirt in the
transmitter as it could be damaged.
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There is the danger of explosion if
the battery is not correctly replaced.
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Replace only with the same type
battery (CR1620 or equivalent).
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Dispose of used batteries according
to the following instructions.
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Insulate the plus and minus
terminals of the battery using
cellophane or equivalent tape.
Never disassemble.
Never throw the battery into fire
and/or water.
Never deform or crush.
Replacing the transmitter battery
1. Unfold the key (page 3-2).
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3. Insert a screwdriver into the slot and
gently pry open the transmitter.
4. Remove the battery.
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5. Put in the new battery (CR1620 or
equivalent) with the positive pole (
facing down.
)
Door Locks
WARNING
Always take all children and pets with
you or leave a responsible person with
them:
Leaving a child or a pet unattended in
a parked vehicle is dangerous. In hot
weather, temperatures inside a vehicle
can become high enough to cause
brain damage or even death.
6. Align the front and back covers and
snap the transmitter shut.
7. Install the key to the transmitter.
qService
If you have a problem with the keyless
entry system, consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
If your transmitter is lost or stolen, bring
all remaining transmitters to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible for a replacement and to make
the lost or stolen transmitter inoperative.
CAUTION
Radio equipment like this is governed
by laws in the United States.
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
Do not leave the keys in your vehicle
with children and keep them in a place
where your children will not find or
play with them:
Leaving children in a vehicle with the
key is dangerous. This could result in
someone being badly injured or even
killed. They could play with power
windows or other controls, or even
make the vehicle move.
Keep all doors locked when driving:
Unlocked doors in a moving vehicle
are dangerous. Passengers can fall out
if a door is accidentally opened and
can more easily be thrown out in an
accident.
Always close all the windows, lock the
doors and take the key with you when
leaving your vehicle unattended:
Leaving your vehicle unlocked is
dangerous as children could lock
themselves in a hot vehicle, which
could result in death. Also, a vehicle
left unlocked becomes an easy target
for thieves and intruders.
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qLocking, Unlocking with Key
The driver's door can be locked/unlocked
with the key.
Turn the key toward the front to unlock,
toward the back to lock.
To lock either front door with the doorlock knob from the outside, push the
door-lock knob to the lock position and
close the door (pulling the door handle is
not required).
Door-lock knob
Unlock
Lock
qLocking, Unlocking with Transmitter
NOTE
The doors can be locked/unlocked by
operating the keyless entry system
transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System
(page 3-3).
When locking the doors using the doorlock knob from the outside, be careful
not to leave the key inside the vehicle.
Sliding doors
qLocking, Unlocking with DoorLock Knob
Front doors
To lock either front door from the inside,
push the door-lock knob.
To unlock, pull it out.
To lock a sliding door from the inside,
slide the door-lock knob toward the front.
To unlock, slide it toward the back.
Lock
Unlock
Door-lock knob
Lock
Unlock
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To lock a sliding door with the door-lock
knob from the outside, slide the door-lock
knob toward the front to the lock position
and close the door (pulling the door
handle is not required).
Locking, unlocking with key
All doors and the liftgate lock
automatically when the driver's door is
locked with the key. All doors and the
liftgate unlock when the driver's door is
unlocked and the key is held in the unlock
position for one second or longer.
Door-lock
knob
Unlock
Lock
qPower Door Locks
Vehicle lock-out prevention
The vehicle lock-out prevention feature
prevents you from locking yourself out of
the vehicle. With the key in the ignition
switch, all doors and the liftgate will
automatically unlock if they are locked
using the power door locks with any door
or the liftgate open.
NOTE
Holding the key in the unlocked
position in the driver's door lock for
about a second unlocks all doors and
the liftgate. To unlock only the driver's
door, insert the key into the driver's
door lock and turn the key briefly to the
unlock position and then immediately
return it to the center position.
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Locking, unlocking with door-lock
switch
All doors and the liftgate lock
automatically when LOCK is pushed.
They all unlock when the unmarked part
of the door-lock switch is pushed.
CAUTION
When opening/closing a sliding door,
follow the cautions below. If the
cautions are not heeded, hands, feet, or
even a head may be caught in a door
resulting in an injury.
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Keep your hands, feet, and head
away from the sliding door
openings.
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Make sure that there is nothing
behind the sliding doors.
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Keep your hands and feet away from
the sliding door rails, arms and
pillars.
Unlock
Lock
Pillar
qSliding Door Open/Close
WARNING
After closing the sliding doors, always
verify that they are securely closed:
Sliding doors not securely closed are
dangerous, if the vehicle is driven with
a sliding door not securely closed, the
door could open unexpectedly
resulting in an accident.
Rail
Arm
NOTE
When you leave the vehicle, stop the
engine and lock the doors. And do not
put valuables in your vehicle to prevent
theft.
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Opening/closing from inside
To open, pull the inner door handle
toward the back.
To close, push the inner door handle
toward the front.
Close
NOTE
When closing the sliding door from the
fully-opened position and from outside
the vehicle, pull the outside door handle
outward to release the latch, and slide
the door toward the front.
Open
Opening/closing from outside
Pull the outer door handle and slide the
door.
qRear Door Child Safety Locks
These locks are intended to help prevent
children from accidentally opening the
sliding doors. Use them both whenever a
child rides in the vehicle.
If you slide the child safety lock to the
lock position before closing that door, the
door cannot be opened from the inside.
The door can be opened only by pulling
the outside handle.
NOTE
The right sliding door cannot fully open
when the fuel-filler lid is open. Close
the fuel filler lid before opening the
sliding door.
Unlock
Lock
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qEasy Closure í
The Easy Closure system automatically
closes the doors completely from the nearshut position.
WARNING
When closing a sliding door, always
keep hands and fingers away from the
door:
Placing hands or fingers around a
sliding door is dangerous because the
door closes automatically from the
near-shut position, which could cause
hands and fingers to be pinched and
injured.
NOTE
If a door handle is pulled while the easy
closure function is operating, the easy
closure function can be stopped.
Liftgate
WARNING
Never allow a person to ride in the
luggage compartment:
Allowing a person to ride in the
luggage compartment is dangerous.
The person in the luggage
compartment could be seriously
injured or killed during sudden
braking or a collision.
Do not drive with the liftgate open:
Exhaust gas in the cabin of a vehicle
is dangerous. An open liftgate in a
moving vehicle will cause exhaust gas
to be drawn into the cabin. This gas
contains CO (carbon monoxide),
which is colorless, odorless, and
highly poisonous, and it can cause
loss of consciousness and death.
Moreover, an open liftgate could cause
occupants to fall out in an accident.
qLocking, Unlocking with Key
The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by
inserting the key into the driver's door key
slot, refer to Power Door Locks (page
3-9).
qLocking, Unlocking with Transmitter
The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by
operating the keyless entry system
transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System
(page 3-3).
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qLocking, Unlocking with DoorLock Switch
The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by
operating the door-lock switch, refer to
Power Door Locks (page 3-9).
qOpening and Closing the Liftgate
Opening the liftgate
NOTE
If the vehicle battery is dead or there is
a malfunction in the electrical system
and the liftgate cannot be unlocked,
perform the following procedure as an
emergency measure to unlock it:
1. Remove the cover on the interior
surface of the liftgate.
Pull up on the handle.
Cover
2. Turn the lever to the right to unlock
the liftgate.
NOTE
The liftgate opens to a position ( )
slightly lower than the fully open
position. To fully open the liftgate ( ),
push it up around the area indicated by
the arrow. Do not apply excessive force
when pushing it up.
Lever
After performing this emergency
measure, have the vehicle inspected at
an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible.
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Closing the liftgate
Use both hands to push the liftgate down
until the lock snaps shut. Do not slam it.
Pull up on the liftgate to make sure it is
securely latched.
Power Windows
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position for the power windows to
operate.
WARNING
Make sure the opening is clear before
closing a window:
Closing power windows are
dangerous. A person's hands, head, or
even neck could be caught by the
window and result in serious injury or
even death.
This warning applies especially to
children.
Always lock all passenger power
windows with the power window lock
switch on the driver's side while
children are in the vehicle, and never
allow children to play with power
window switches:
Leaving the power window switches
unlocked while children are in the
vehicle is dangerous. Power window
switches that are not locked with the
power window lock switch would allow
children to operate power windows
unintentionally which could result in
serious injury if a child's hands, head
or neck becomes caught by the
window.
CAUTION
To prevent burning out the fuse and
damaging the power window system,
do not open or close more than three
windows at once.
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qOperating the Driver's Side
Power Window
qOperating the Passenger Power
Windows
Manual opening/closing
The power windows may be operated
when the power window lock switch on
the driver's door is in the unlocked
position.
To open the window to the desired
position, lightly hold down the switch.
To close the window to the desired
position, lightly pull up the switch.
Driver's window
Close
The passenger windows may be opened or
closed by the power window master
control switches on the driver's door.
Open
Left rear window
Front passenger's
window
Right rear window
Auto-opening
To fully open the window automatically,
press the switch completely down.
To stop the window partway, lightly pull
up the switch and then release it.
Power window lock switch
To open the window to the desired
position, hold down the switch.
To close the window to the desired
position, pull up the switch.
Close
Open
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qPower Window Lock Switch
With the lock switch in the unlocked
position, all power windows on each door
can be operated.
With the lock switch in the locked
position, only the driver's side power
window can be operated.
Locked position
Unlocked position
WARNING
Unless a passenger needs to operate a
power window, keep the power window
lock switch in the locked position:
Unintentional power window
operation is dangerous. A person's
hands, head, or neck could be caught
by the window and result in serious
injury.
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Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap
WARNING
When removing the fuel cap, loosen
the cap slightly and wait for any
hissing to stop. Then remove it:
Fuel spray is dangerous. Fuel can
burn skin and eyes and cause illness if
ingested. Fuel spray is released when
there is pressure in the fuel tank and
the fuel cap is removed too quickly.
Before refueling, stop the engine, and
always keep sparks and flames away
from the filler neck:
Fuel vapor is dangerous. It could be
ignited by sparks or flames causing
serious burns and injuries.
Additionally, use of the incorrect fuel
filler cap or not using a fuel filler cap
may result in fuel leak, which could
result in serious burns or death in an
accident.
CAUTION
Always use only a genuine Mazda fuel
cap or an approved equivalent,
available at an Authorized Mazda
Dealer. The wrong cap can result in a
serious malfunction of the fuel and
emission control systems. It may also
cause the check engine light in the
instrument cluster to illuminate.
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qFuel-Filler Lid
To open, pull up the remote fuel-filler lid
release.
Hood
WARNING
Always check that the hood is closed
and securely locked:
A hood that is not closed and securely
locked is dangerous as it could fly
open while the vehicle is moving and
block the driver's vision which could
result in a serious accident.
Remote fuel-filler
lid release
qOpening the Hood
1. With the vehicle parked, pull the
release handle to unlock the hood.
NOTE
The fuel-filler lid cannot be opened
when the right-side sliding door is
open. Close the sliding door to open the
fuel-filler lid.
qFuel-Filler Cap
To remove the filler cap, turn it
counterclockwise.
To close the filler cap, turn it clockwise
until it clicks.
2. Slide the hood latch and lift the hood.
Close
Open
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3. Grasp the support rod in the padded
area indicated by the arrow.
Clip
Support rod
Moonroof í
The moonroof can be opened or closed
electrically only when the ignition switch
is in the ON position.
Slide switch
4. Secure the support rod in the stay hole
indicated by the arrow to hold the hood
open.
Tilt switch
WARNING
Clip
Support rod
qClosing the Hood
1. Check under the hood area to make
certain all filler caps are in place and
all loose items (e.g. tools, oil
containers, etc.) have been removed.
2. Insert the support rod in its clip while
holding up the hood. Verify that the
support rod is secured in the clip before
closing the hood.
3. Close the hood so that it locks securely.
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Do not let passengers stand up or
extend part of the body through the
open moonroof while the vehicle is
moving:
Extending the head, arms, or other
parts of the body through the
moonroof is dangerous. The head or
arms could hit something while the
vehicle is moving. This could cause
serious injury or death.
Make sure the opening is clear before
closing the moonroof:
A closing moonroof is dangerous. The
hands, head, or even neck of a person
―especially a child― could be caught
in it as it closes, causing serious injury
or even death.
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To close to the desired position, push the
front of the tilt or slide switch.
NOTE
After washing your Mazda or after it
rains, wipe the water off the moonroof
before operating it to avoid water
penetration which could cause rust and
water damage to your headliner.
qTilt Operation
Open
The rear of the moonroof can be tilted
open to provide more ventilation.
To fully tilt automatically, momentarily
push the rear of the tilt switch.
To stop tilting partway, push any part of
the tilt or slide switch.
To close to the desired position, push the
front of the tilt or slide switch.
Close
Close
qSunshade
The sunshade can be opened and closed
by hand.
The sunshade opens automatically when
the moonroof is opened, but must be
closed by hand.
Sunshade
Tilt up
Close
Close
qSlide Operation
To fully open automatically, momentarily
push the rear of the slide switch.
To stop sliding partway, push any part of
the tilt or slide switch.
CAUTION
The sunshade does not tilt. To avoid
damaging the sunshade, do not push up
on it.
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Security System
Immobilizer System
The immobilizer system allows the engine
to start only with a key the system
recognizes.
If someone attempts to start the engine
with an unrecognized key, the engine will
not start, thereby helping to prevent the
theft of your vehicle.
CAUTION
When starting the engine do not allow
the following, as the engine may not
start due to the electronic signal from
the ignition key not being transmitted
correctly.
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A key ring rests on the key grip.
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Metal parts of other keys or metal
objects touch the key grip.
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Spare keys or keys for other vehicles
equipped with an immobilizer
system touch or come near the key
grip.
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Devices for electronic purchases, or
security passage touch or come near
the key.
CAUTION
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Radio equipment like this is
governed by laws in the United
States.
Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could
void the user's authority to operate
the equipment.
To avoid damage to the key, do not:
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Drop the key.
Get the key wet.
Expose the key to any kind of
magnetic field.
Expose the key to high
temperatures on places such as the
dashboard or hood, under direct
sunlight.
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NOTE
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(U.S.A.)
This device complies with Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1)
this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
(CANADA)
This device complies with RSS-210
of Industry CANADA. Operation is
subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
Disarming
The system is disarmed when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position with
the correct ignition key.
The security indicator light illuminates for
about 3 seconds and goes out.
If the engine doesn't start with the correct
ignition key, and the security indicator
light keeps illuminating or flashing, the
system may have a malfunction. Consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
NOTE
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If the security indicator light comes
on and stays on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position,
the engine will not start.
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Signals from a TV or radio station, or
from a transceiver or a mobile
telephone, could interfere with your
immobilizer system. If you are using
the proper key and your engine fails
to start, check the security indicator
light. If it is flashing, remove the
ignition key and wait 2 seconds or
more, then reinsert it and try starting
the engine again. If it doesn't start
after 3 or more tries, contact an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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If the security indicator light flashes
continuously while you are driving,
don't shut off the engine. Go to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer and have
it checked. If you shut off the engine
while the light is flashing you won't
be able to restart it.
qOperation
Arming
The system is armed when the ignition
switch is turned from the ON to the ACC
position.
The security indicator light in the
instrument panel flashes every 2 seconds
until the system is disarmed.
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NOTE
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Since the electronic codes are reset
when repairing the immobilizer
system, the keys are needed. Bring
all the existing keys to an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
qMaintenance
If you have a problem with the
immobilizer system or the key, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
NOTE
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The keys carry a unique electronic
code. For this reason, and to assure
your safety, obtaining replacement
key requires some waiting time.
They are only available through an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Always keep a spare key, in case one
is lost. If a key is lost, contact an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible.
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If you lose a key, an Authorized
Mazda Dealer will reset the
electronic codes of your remaining
keys and immobilizer system. Bring
all the remaining keys to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer to reset.
Starting the vehicle with a key that
has not been reset is not possible.
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qModification and Add-On
Equipment
Mazda cannot guarantee the immobilizer
system's operation if the system has been
modified or if any add-on equipment has
been installed to it.
CAUTION
To avoid damage to your vehicle, do
not modify the system or install any
add-on equipment to the immobilizer
system or the vehicle.
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Theft-Deterrent System í
The theft-deterrent system is designed to
prevent your vehicle or its contents from
being stolen when all doors, hood, and
liftgate are locked.
If forcible entry is attempted, the system
sounds the horn and flashes the hazard
warning lights.
NOTE
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The theft-deterrent system operates
with the key or the keyless entry
system transmitter.
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The system will not function unless
it is properly armed. To properly
secure the vehicle, always make sure
all windows are completely closed
and all doors and the liftgate are
locked before leaving the vehicle.
Remember to take your key and
transmitter.
qOperation
System triggering conditions
The horn sounds intermittently and the
hazard warning lights flash for about 25
seconds when the system is triggered by
any one of the following:
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Forcing open a door, the hood or the
liftgate.
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Unlocking a door with the door lock
switch.
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Opening a door by operating an inside
door-lock knob.
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Opening the hood by operating the
hood release handle.
If the system is triggered again, the lights
and horn will activate until a door or the
liftgate is unlocked with the key or with
the transmitter.
qHow to Arm the System
1. Remove the key from the ignition
switch.
2. Make sure the hood is closed. Close
and lock all doors and the liftgate from
the outside using the key or press the
lock button on your keyless entry
system transmitter.
The hazard warning lights will flash
once to indicate that the system is
armed.
The following method will also arm the
theft-deterrent system:
Close the hood and the liftgate . Press
the area on the door-lock switch
marked “LOCK” once. Close all doors.
NOTE
Locking the doors with the inside doorlock knob will not arm the system.
qTo Turn off an Armed System
An armed system can be turned off by any
one of the following methods:
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Unlock a door with the key.
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Press the unlock button on the keyless
entry system transmitter.
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Insert the key into the ignition switch
and turn it to the ON position.
The hazard warning lights will flash twice
to indicate that the system is turned off.
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qTo Stop an Alarm
qTheft-Deterrent Labels
A triggered alarm can be turned off by
any one of the following methods:
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Unlock a door with the key.
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Press the unlock button on the keyless
entry system transmitter.
NOTE
If you have any problem with the theftdeterrent system, consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
qModification and Add-On
Equipment
Mazda cannot guarantee the theftdeterrent system's operation if the system
has been modified or if any add-on
equipment has been installed to it.
CAUTION
To avoid damage to your vehicle, do
not modify the system or install any
add-on equipment to the theft-deterrent
system or the vehicle.
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A label indicating that your vehicle is
equipped with a Theft-Deterrent System is
in the glove box.
Mazda recommends that you affix it to the
lower rear corner of a front door window.
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Steering Wheel
WARNING
Never adjust the steering wheel while
the vehicle is moving:
Adjusting the steering wheel while the
vehicle is moving is dangerous.
Moving it can very easily cause the
driver to abruptly turn to the left or
right. This can lead to loss of control
or an accident.
Mirrors
qOutside Mirrors
Check the mirror angles before driving.
Mirror type
Flat type (driver's side)
Flat surface mirror.
Convex type (front passenger side)
The mirror has single curvature on its
surface.
WARNING
qSteering Wheel Adjustment
To change the angle or length of the
steering wheel:
1. Stop the vehicle, pull up the lock
release lever under the steering
column.
Be sure to look over your shoulder
before changing lanes:
Changing lanes without taking into
account the actual distance of the
vehicle in the convex mirror is
dangerous. You could have a serious
accident. What you see in the convex
mirror is closer than it appears.
Power control mirror
Lock release lever
The ignition switch must be in the ACC
or ON position.
To adjust:
1. Press the left or right side of the
selector switch to choose the left or
right side mirror.
2. Tilt the steering wheel and/or adjust the
steering column length to the desired
positions, push the lever down to lock
the column.
3. Push the wheel up and down to be
certain it's locked before driving.
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2. Depress the mirror switch in the
appropriate direction.
Selector switch
Mirror defroster í
To turn on the mirror defrosters, turn the
ignition switch to the ON position and
push the rear window defroster switch
(page 5-54).
qRearview Mirror
Mirror switch
Rearview mirror adjustment
Before driving, adjust the rearview mirror
to center on the scene through the rear
window.
After adjusting the mirror, lock the control
by placing the selector switch in the
middle position.
Folding the mirror
Fold the outside mirror rearward until it is
flush with the vehicle.
Reducing glare from headlights
Adjust the mirror with the day/night lever
in the day position.
Push the lever forward for day driving.
Pull it back to reduce glare from
headlights.
Day/Night lever
WARNING
Always return the outside mirrors to
the driving position before you start
driving:
Driving with the outside mirrors
folded in is dangerous. Your rear view
will be restricted, and you could have
an accident.
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WARNING
Do not stack cargo or objects higher
than the seatbacks:
Cargo stacked higher than the
seatbacks is dangerous. It can block
your view in the rearview mirror,
which might cause you to hit another
car when changing lanes.
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Before Driving Your Mazda
Important information about driving your Mazda.
Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions ........................................
Fuel Requirements ....................................................................
Emission Control System ..........................................................
Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide) .........................................
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4-4
Before Starting the Engine ........................................................... 4-5
Before Getting In ...................................................................... 4-5
After Getting In ......................................................................... 4-5
Driving Tips ................................................................................... 4-6
Break-In Period ......................................................................... 4-6
Money-Saving Suggestions ...................................................... 4-6
Hazardous Driving .................................................................... 4-7
Rocking the Vehicle .................................................................. 4-8
Winter Driving .......................................................................... 4-8
Driving In Flooded Area ......................................................... 4-10
Overloading ............................................................................. 4-11
Towing ......................................................................................... 4-12
Trailer Towing ......................................................................... 4-12
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Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions
Fuel Requirements
Vehicles with catalytic converters or oxygen sensors must use ONLY UNLEADED FUEL,
which will reduce exhaust emissions and keep spark plug fouling to a minimum.
Your Mazda will perform best with fuel listed in the table.
Fuel
Regular unleaded fuel
Octane Rating*(Anti-knock index)
87 [ (R+M)/2 method] or above (91 RON or above)
* U.S. federal law requires that octane ratings be posted on gasoline station pumps.
Fuel with a rating lower than 87 octane (91 RON) could cause the emission control system
to lose effectiveness. It could also cause engine knocking and serious engine damage.
CAUTION
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USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL.
Leaded fuel is harmful to the catalytic converter or the oxygen sensor. The lead will
accumulate on the oxygen sensor and the catalyst inside the converter. This will result
in a malfunction of the emission control system, causing poor performance.
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Your vehicle can only use oxygenated fuels containing no more than 10% ethanol by
volume. Damage to your vehicle may occur when ethanol exceeds this
recommendation, or if the gasoline contains any methanol. Stop using gasohol of any
kind if your vehicle engine is performing poorly.
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Never add fuel system additives. Never add cleaning agents other than those specified
by Mazda. Other cleaning agents and additives may damage the system. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Gasoline blended with oxygenates such as alcohol or ether compounds are generally
referred to as oxygenated fuels. The common gasoline blend that can be used with your
vehicle is ethanol blended at no more than 10%. Gasoline containing alcohol, such as
ethanol or methanol, may be marketed under the name “Gasohol”.
Vehicle damage and drivability problems resulting from the use of the following may not
be covered by the Mazda warranty.
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Gasohol containing more than 10% ethanol.
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Gasoline or gasohol containing methanol.
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Leaded fuel or leaded gasohol.
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Before Driving Your Mazda
Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions
Emission Control System
Your vehicle is equipped with an emission control system (the catalytic converter is part of
this system) that enables your vehicle to comply with existing exhaust emissions
requirements.
WARNING
Never park over or near anything flammable:
Parking over or near anything flammable, such as dry grass, is dangerous. Even with
the engine turned off, the exhaust system remains very hot after normal use and could
ignite anything flammable. A resulting fire could cause serious injury or death.
CAUTION
Ignoring the following precautions could cause lead to accumulate on the catalyst inside
the converter or cause the converter to get very hot. Either condition will damage the
converter and cause poor performance.
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USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL.
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Don't drive your Mazda with any sign of engine malfunction.
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Don't coast with the ignition switch turned off.
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Don't descend steep grades in gear with the ignition switch turned off.
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Don't operate the engine at high idle for more than 2 minutes.
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Don't tamper with the emission control system. All inspections and adjustments must
be made by a qualified technician.
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Don't push-start or pull-start your vehicle.
NOTE
Under U.S. federal law, any modification to the original-equipment emission control
system before the first sale and registration of a vehicle is subject to penalties. In some
states, such modification made on a used vehicle is also subject to penalties.
NOTE
While the engine is off, the sound of a valve opening and closing can be heard at the
middle rear of the vehicle, however this does not indicate an abnormality. Your vehicle
has a self-checking device and it operates while the engine is off.
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Before Driving Your Mazda
Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions
Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide)
WARNING
Do not drive your vehicle if you smell exhaust gas inside the vehicle:
Engine exhaust gas is dangerous. This gas contains carbon monoxide (CO), which is
colorless, odorless, and poisonous. When inhaled, it can cause loss of consciousness
and death. If you smell exhaust gas inside your vehicle, keep all windows fully open
and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer immediately.
Do not run the engine when inside an enclosed area:
Running the engine inside an enclosed area, such as a garage, is dangerous. Exhaust
gas, which contains poisonous carbon monoxide, could easily enter the cabin. Loss of
consciousness or even death could occur.
Open the windows or adjust the heating or cooling system to draw fresh air when
idling the engine:
Exhaust gas is dangerous. When your vehicle is stopped with the windows closed and
the engine running for a long time even in an open area, exhaust gas, which contains
poisonous carbon monoxide, could enter the cabin. Loss of consciousness or even
death could occur.
Clear snow from underneath and around your vehicle, particularly the tail pipe,
before starting the engine:
Running the engine when a vehicle is stopped in deep snow is dangerous. The exhaust
pipe could be blocked by the snow, allowing exhaust gas to enter the cabin. Because
exhaust gas contains poisonous carbon monoxide, it could cause loss of
consciousness or even death to occupants in the cabin.
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Before Starting the Engine
Before Getting In
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Be sure the windows, outside mirrors,
and outside lights are clean.
After Getting In
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Are all doors closed and locked?
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Is the seat adjusted properly?
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Inspect inflation pressures and
condition of tires.
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Are the inside and outside mirrors
adjusted?
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Look under the vehicle for any sign of
fluid leaks.
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Is everyone's seat belt fastened?
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If you plan to back up, make sure
nothing is in your way.
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Check all gauges.
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Check all warning lights when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position.
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Release the parking brake and make
sure the brake warning light goes off.
NOTE
Engine oil, engine coolant, brake/clutch
fluid, washer fluid, and other fluid
levels should be inspected. See
Maintenance, Section 8.
Always be thoroughly familiar with your
Mazda.
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Driving Tips
Break-In Period
Money-Saving Suggestions
No special break-in is necessary, but a few
precautions in the first 1,000 km (600
miles) may add to the performance,
economy, and life of your Mazda.
How you operate your Mazda determines
how far it will travel on a tank of fuel. Use
these suggestions to help save money on
fuel and repairs.
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Don't race the engine.
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Don't maintain one constant speed,
either slow or fast, for a long period of
time.
Avoid long warm-ups. Once the engine
runs smoothly, begin driving.
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Avoid fast starts.
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Keep the engine tuned. Follow the
maintenance schedule (page 8-3) and
have an Authorized Mazda Dealer
perform inspections and servicing.
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Use the air conditioner only when
necessary.
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Slow down on rough roads.
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Keep the tires properly inflated.
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Don't carry unnecessary weight.
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Don't rest your foot on the brake pedal
while driving.
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Keep the wheels in correct alignment.
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Keep windows closed at high speeds.
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Slow down when driving in crosswinds
and headwinds.
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Don't drive constantly at full-throttle or
high engine rpm for extended periods
of time.
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Avoid unnecessary hard stops.
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Avoid full-throttle starts.
WARNING
Never stop the engine when going
down a hill:
Stopping the engine when going down
a hill is dangerous. This causes the
loss of power steering and power
brake control, and may cause damage
to the drivetrain. Any loss of steering
or braking control could cause an
accident.
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Driving Tips
Hazardous Driving
WARNING
Be extremely careful if it is necessary
to downshift on slippery surfaces:
Downshifting into lower gear while
driving on slippery surfaces is
dangerous. The sudden change in tire
speed could cause the tires to skid.
This could lead to loss of vehicle
control and an accident.
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For more traction in starting on
slippery surfaces such as ice or packed
snow, use sand, rock salt, chains,
carpeting, or other nonslip material
under the front wheels.
NOTE
Use snow chains only on the front
wheels.
Do not rely on ABS as a substitute for
safe driving:
The ABS cannot compensate for
unsafe and reckless driving, excessive
speed, tailgating (following another
vehicle too closely), driving on ice and
snow, and hydroplaning (reduced tire
friction and road contact because of
water on the road surface). You can
still have an accident.
When driving on ice or in water, snow,
mud, sand, or similar hazards:
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Be cautious and allow extra distance
for braking.
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Avoid sudden braking and sudden
maneuvering.
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Do not pump the brakes. Continue to
press down on the brake pedal.
Refer to Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS) on page 5-6.
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If you get stuck, select a lower gear and
accelerate slowly. Do not spin the front
wheels.
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Driving Tips
Rocking the Vehicle
Winter Driving
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WARNING
Do not spin the wheels at more than
56 km/h (35 mph), and do not allow
anyone to stand behind a wheel when
pushing the vehicle:
When the vehicle is stuck, spinning
the wheels at high speed is dangerous.
The spinning tire could overheat and
explode. This could cause serious
injuries.
Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer to
perform the following precautions:
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Have the proper ratio of antifreeze in
the radiator.
Refer to Engine Coolant on page 8-20.
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Inspect the battery and its cables. Cold
reduces battery capacity.
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Inspect the ignition system for damage
and loose connections.
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Use washer fluid made with
antifreeze―but don't use engine
coolant antifreeze for washer fluid
(page 8-25).
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Don't use the parking brake in freezing
weather as the parking brake may
freeze. Instead, shift to P with an
automatic transaxle and to 1 or R with
a manual transaxle. Block the rear
wheels.
CAUTION
Too much rocking may cause engine
overheating, transaxle failure, and tire
damage.
If you must rock the vehicle to free it from
snow, sand or mud, depress the
accelerator slightly and slowly move the
shift lever from 1 (D) to R.
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Carry emergency gear, including tire
chains, window scraper, flares, a small
shovel, jumper cables, and a small bag
of sand or salt.
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Driving Tips
qSnow Tires
qTire Chains
Use snow tires on all four wheels
Check local regulations before using tire
chains.
Don't go faster than 120 km/h (75 mph)
while driving with snow tires. Inflate
snow tires 30 kPa (0.3 kgf/cm2, 4.3 psi)
more than recommended on the tire
pressure label (driver's door frame), but
never more than the maximum cold-tire
pressure shown on the tires.
Your vehicle is originally equipped with
all season radials designed to be used all
year around. In some extreme climates
you may find it necessary to replace them
with snow tires during the winter months
to further improve traction on snow and
ice covered roads.
CAUTION
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Chains may affect handling.
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Do not go faster than 50 km/h (30
mph) or the chain manufacturer's
recommended limit, whichever is
lower.
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Drive carefully and avoid bumps,
holes, and sharp turns.
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Avoid locked-wheel braking.
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Do not use chains on a temporary
spare tire; it may result in damage to
the vehicle and to the tire.
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Do not use chains on roads that are
free of snow or ice. The tires and
chains could be damaged.
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Chains may scratch or chip
aluminum wheels.
WARNING
Use only the same size and type tires
(snow, radial, or non-radial) on all
four wheels:
Using tires different in size or type is
dangerous. Your vehicle's handling
could be greatly affected and result in
an accident.
CAUTION
Check local regulations before using
studded tires.
NOTE
If your vehicle is equipped with the tire
pressure monitoring system, the system
may not function correctly when using
tires with steel wire reinforcement in
the sidewalls (page 5-25).
NOTE
If your vehicle is equipped with the tire
pressure monitoring system, the system
may not function correctly when using
tire chains.
Install the chains on the front tires.
Do not use chains on the rear tires.
Use only genuine Mazda tire chains.
Please consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
Installing the chains
1. Remove the wheel covers, or the chain
bands will scratch them.
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Driving Tips
2. Secure the chains on the front tires as
tightly as possible. Always follow the
chain manufacturer's instructions.
3. Retighten the chains after driving 1/2
―1 km (1/4―1/2 mile).
Driving In Flooded Area
WARNING
Dry wet brakes by driving very slowly
and applying the brakes lightly until
brake performance returns to normal:
Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.
Increased stopping distance or the
vehicle pulling to one side when
braking could result in a serious
accident. Light braking will indicate
whether the brakes have been affected.
CAUTION
Make sure water does not enter the
vehicle interior or the engine area.
Interior materials could get moldy, and
many electronic devices in the cabin
and the engine could be damaged.
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Driving Tips
Overloading
WARNING
Be careful not to overload your
vehicle:
The gross axle weight rating (GAWR)
and the gross vehicle weight rating
(GVWR) of your vehicle are on the
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Label
on the driver's door frame. Exceeding
these ratings can cause an accident or
vehicle damage. You can estimate the
weight of your load by weighing the
items (or people) before putting them
in the vehicle.
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Towing
Trailer Towing
The Mazda5 is not designed for towing.
Never tow a trailer with your Mazda5.
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Driving Your Mazda
Explanation of instruments and controls.
Starting and Driving ..................................................................... 5-2
Ignition Switch .......................................................................... 5-2
Starting the Engine .................................................................... 5-3
Brake System ............................................................................ 5-4
Manual Transaxle Operation ..................................................... 5-9
Automatic Transaxle Controls ................................................. 5-11
Power Steering ........................................................................ 5-17
Cruise Control í ...................................................................... 5-18
Tire Pressure Monitoring System í ......................................... 5-22
Instrument Cluster and Indicators ............................................ 5-28
Meters and Gauges .................................................................. 5-28
Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds ............................ 5-33
Warning/Indicator Lights ........................................................ 5-33
Beep Sounds ........................................................................... 5-45
Switches and Controls ................................................................
Lighting Control .....................................................................
Turn and Lane-Change Signals ...............................................
Front Fog Lights í ..................................................................
Windshield Wipers and Washer ..............................................
Rear Window Wiper and Washer ............................................
Rear Window Defroster ...........................................................
Horn ........................................................................................
Hazard Warning Flasher ..........................................................
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Starting and Driving
Ignition Switch
qIgnition Switch Positions
Automatic transaxle
To turn the key from the ACC to the
LOCK position, the shift lever must be in
the P position.
Shift lever
engaged in
P (park)
LOCK
The steering wheel locks to protect
against theft. Only in this position can the
key be removed.
Manual transaxle
To turn the key from the ACC to the
LOCK position, push the button when the
key is at the ACC position, then turn the
key to the LOCK position.
Button
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WARNING
Remove the key only when the vehicle
is parked:
Removing the key from the ignition
switch while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. Removing the key allows
the steering wheel to lock. You will
lose steering control and a serious
accident could occur.
Before leaving the driver's seat,
always set the parking brake and
make sure the shift lever is in P with
an automatic transaxle or in 1 or R
with a manual transaxle:
Leaving the driver's seat without
setting the parking brake and the shift
lever is dangerous. Unexpected vehicle
movement could occur. This could
cause an accident.
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Starting and Driving
NOTE
If turning the key is difficult, jiggle the
steering wheel from side to side.
ACC (Accessory)
The steering wheel unlocks and some
electrical accessories will operate.
ON
This is the normal running position after
the engine is started. The warning lights
(except brakes) should be inspected
before the engine is started (page 5-33).
Starting the Engine
NOTE
Engine-starting is controlled by the
spark ignition system.
This system meets all Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment
Standard requirements regulating the
impulse electrical field strength of radio
noise.
1. Occupants should fasten their seat
belts.
2. Make sure the parking brake is on.
NOTE
When the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position, the sound of the fuel
pump motor operating near the fuel
tank can be heard. This does not
indicate an abnormality.
START
The engine is started in this position. It
will crank until you release the key; then
it returns to the ON position. The brake
warning light can be checked after the
engine is started (page 5-33).
qIgnition Key Reminder
If the ignition switch is in the LOCK or
ACC position with the key inserted, a
continuous beep sound will be heard
when the driver's door is opened.
3. Depress the brake pedal.
4. (Manual transaxle)
Depress the clutch pedal all the way
and shift into neutral.
Keep the clutch pedal depressed while
cranking the engine.
(Automatic transaxle)
Put the vehicle in park (P). If you must
restart the engine while the vehicle is
moving, shift into neutral (N).
NOTE
(Manual transaxle)
The starter will not operate if the clutch
pedal is not depressed all the way.
(Automatic transaxle)
The starter will not operate if the shift
lever is not in P or N.
5. Turn the ignition switch to the START
position and hold (up to 10 seconds at
a time) until the engine starts.
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Starting and Driving
CAUTION
Don't try the starter for more than 10
seconds at a time. If the engine stalls or
fails to start, wait 10 seconds before
trying again. Otherwise, you may
damage the starter and drain the battery.
6. After starting the engine, let it idle for
about 10 seconds.
Brake System
qFoot Brake
Your Mazda has power-assisted brakes
that adjust automatically through normal
use.
Should power-assist fail, you can stop by
applying greater force than normal to the
brake pedal. But the distance required to
stop will be greater than usual.
NOTE
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In extremely cold weather, below
_18 °C (0 °F), or after the vehicle
has not been driven in several days,
let the engine warm up without
operating the accelerator.
Whether the engine is cold or warm,
it should be started without use of
the accelerator.
WARNING
Do not coast with the engine stalled or
turned off, find a safe place to stop:
Coasting with the engine stalled or
turned off is dangerous. Braking will
require more effort, and the brake's
power-assist could be depleted if you
pump the brake. This will cause
longer stopping distances or even an
accident.
Shift to a lower gear when going down
steep hills:
Driving with your foot continuously
on the brake pedal or steadily applying
the brakes for long distances is
dangerous. This causes overheated
brakes, resulting in longer stopping
distances or even total brake failure.
This could cause loss of vehicle
control and a serious accident. Avoid
continuous application of the brakes.
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Starting and Driving
WARNING
Dry brakes that have become wet by
driving very slowly and applying the
brakes lightly until brake performance
is normal:
Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.
Increased stopping distance or the
vehicle pulling to one side when
braking could result in a serious
accident. Light braking will indicate
whether the brakes have been affected.
Setting the parking brake
Depress the brake pedal and then firmly
pull the parking brake lever fully upwards
with a greater amount of force than is
required so that the vehicle holds in the
stationary position.
qParking Brake
WARNING
Before leaving the driver's seat,
always set the parking brake and
make sure the shift lever is in P with
an automatic transaxle or in 1 or R
with a manual transaxle:
Leaving the driver's seat without
setting the parking brake and the shift
lever is dangerous. Unexpected vehicle
movement could occur. This could
cause an accident.
Releasing the parking brake
Depress the brake pedal and pull the
parking brake lever upwards, then press
the release button. While holding the
button, lower the parking brake lever all
the way down to the released position.
CAUTION
Driving with the parking brake on will
cause excessive wear of the brake
linings or pads.
NOTE
For parking in snow, refer to Winter
Driving (page 4-8) regarding parking
brake use.
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Starting and Driving
qBrake System Warning Light
NOTE
Having to add brake fluid is sometimes
an indicator of leakage. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible even if the brake light is no
longer illuminated.
This warning has the following functions:
Parking brake warning
The light comes on when the parking
brake is applied with the ignition switch
in the START or ON position. It goes off
when the parking brake is fully released.
Low brake fluid level warning
If the light stays on after the parking brake
is fully released, you may have a brake
problem.
Drive to the side of the road and park off
the right-of-way.
You may notice that the pedal is harder to
push or that it may go closer to the floor.
In either case, it will take longer to stop
the vehicle.
1. With the engine stopped, check the
brake fluid level immediately and add
fluid as required (page 8-22).
2. After adding fluid, check the light
again.
If the warning light remains on, or if the
brakes do not operate properly, do not
drive the vehicle. Have it towed to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Even if the light goes out have your brake
system inspected as soon as possible by
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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WARNING
Do not drive with the brake system
warning light illuminated. Contact an
Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the
brakes inspected as soon as possible:
Driving with the brake system warning
light illuminated is dangerous. It
indicates that your brakes may not
work at all or that they could
completely fail at any time. If this light
remains illuminated, after checking
that the parking brake is fully
released, have the brakes inspected
immediately.
qAnti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
The ABS control unit continuously
monitors the speed of each wheel. If one
is about to lock up, the ABS responds by
automatically releasing and reapplying
that wheel's brake.
The driver will feel a slight vibration in
the brake pedal and may hear a chattering
noise from the brake system. This is
normal when the ABS operates. Don't
pump the brakes, continue to press down
on the brake pedal.
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Starting and Driving
WARNING
Do not rely on ABS as a substitute for
safe driving:
The ABS cannot compensate for
unsafe and reckless driving, excessive
speed, tailgating (following another
vehicle too closely), driving on ice and
snow, and hydroplaning (reduced tire
friction and road contact because of
water on the road surface). You can
still have an accident.
NOTE
Braking distances may be longer on
loose surfaces (snow or gravel, for
example) which usually have a hard
foundation. A vehicle with a normal
braking system may require less
distance to stop under these conditions
because the tires will build up a wedge
of surface layer when the wheels skid.
If the ABS warning light stays on while
you're driving, the ABS control unit has
detected a system malfunction. If this
occurs, your brakes will function normally
as if the vehicle had no ABS.
Should this happen, consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
NOTE
When the engine is jump-started to
charge the battery, uneven rpm occurs
and the ABS warning light comes on.
This is due to a weak battery, not a
malfunction.
Recharge the battery.
qElectronic Brake Force
Distribution System Warning
qABS Warning Light
The warning light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
If the electronic brake force distribution
control unit determines that some
components are operating incorrectly, the
control unit may turn the brake system
warning light and the ABS warning light
on at the same time. The problem is likely
to be an electronic brake force distribution
system.
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Starting and Driving
WARNING
Do not drive with both the ABS
warning light and brake warning light
illuminated. Have the vehicle towed to
an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have
the brakes inspected as soon as
possible:
Driving when the brake system
warning light and ABS warning light
are illuminated at the same time is
dangerous.
When both lights are illuminated, the
rear wheels could lock more quickly in
an emergency stop than under normal
circumstances.
qBrake Assist
During emergency braking situations
when it is necessary to depress the brake
pedal with greater force, the brake assist
system provides braking assistance, thus
enhancing braking performance.
When the brake pedal is depressed hard or
depressed more quickly, the brakes apply
more firmly.
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When the brake pedal is depressed
hard or depressed more quickly, the
pedal will feel softer but the brakes
will apply more firmly. This is a
normal effect of the brake assist
operation and does not indicate an
abnormality.
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When the brake pedal is depressed
hard or depressed more quickly, a
clicking noise from the brake booster
may be heard. This is a normal effect
of the brake assist and does not
indicate an abnormality.
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The brake assist equipment does not
supersede the functionality of the
vehicle's main braking system.
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Manual Transaxle Operation
qManual Transaxle Shift Pattern
Neutral position
The shift pattern of the transaxle is
conventional, as shown.
Depress the clutch pedal all the way down
while shifting; then release it slowly.
A safety feature prevents accidental
shifting from 5 to R (reverse). The shift
lever must be put in neutral before being
shifted to R.
WARNING
Do not use sudden engine braking on
slippery road surfaces or at high
speeds:
Shifting down while driving on wet,
snowy, or frozen roads, or while
driving at high speeds causes sudden
engine braking, which is dangerous.
The sudden change in tire speed could
cause the tires to skid. This could lead
to loss of vehicle control and an
accident.
Be sure to leave the shift lever in 1 or
R position and set the parking brake
when leaving the vehicle unattended:
Otherwise the vehicle could move and
cause an accident.
CAUTION
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Keep your foot off the clutch pedal
except when shifting gears. Also,
don't use the clutch to hold the
vehicle on an upgrade. Riding the
clutch will cause needless clutch
wear and damage.
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Make sure the vehicle comes to a
complete stop before shifting to R.
Shifting to R while the vehicle is still
moving may damage the transaxle.
NOTE
If shifting to R is difficult, shift back
into neutral, release the clutch pedal,
and try again.
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qRecommendations for Shifting
Upshifting
For normal acceleration, we recommend
these shift points.
Gear
1 to 2
2 to 3
3 to 4
4 to 5
Vehicle speed
21 km/h (13 mph)
39 km/h (24 mph)
55 km/h (34 mph)
78 km/h (49 mph)
For cruising
Gear
1 to 2
2 to 3
3 to 4
4 to 5
Vehicle speed
18 km/h (11 mph)
29 km/h (18 mph)
47 km/h (29 mph)
68 km/h (42 mph)
Downshifting
When you must slow down in heavy
traffic or on a steep upgrade, downshift
before the engine starts to overwork. This
reduces the chance of stalling and gives
better acceleration when you need more
speed.
On a steep downgrade, downshifting
helps maintain safe speed and prolongs
brake life.
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Automatic Transaxle Controls
Various Lockouts:
Indicates that you must depress the brake pedal to shift (The ignition
switch must be in the ACC or ON position).
Indicates the shift lever can be shifted freely into any position.
NOTE
This Sport AT has an option that is not included in traditional automatic transaxle giving the driver the option of selecting each gear instead of leaving it to the transaxle to
shift gears. Even if you intend to use the automatic transaxle functions as a traditional
automatic, you should also be aware that you can inadvertently shift into manual shift
mode and an inappropriate gear may be retained as you change speeds. If you notice the
engine speed going higher or hear the engine racing, confirm you have not accidentally
slipped into manual shift mode (page 5-13).
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qTransaxle Ranges
The shift lever must be in P or N to
operate the starter.
P (Park)
P locks the transaxle and prevents the
front wheels from rotating.
WARNING
Always set the shift lever to P AND set
the parking brake:
Only setting the shift lever to the P
position without using the parking
brake to hold the vehicle is dangerous.
If P fails to hold, the vehicle could
move and cause an accident.
WARNING
If the engine is running faster than
idle, do not shift from N or P into a
driving gear:
It's dangerous to shift from N or P
into a driving gear when the engine is
running faster than idle. If this is
done, the vehicle could move suddenly,
causing an accident or serious injury.
Do not shift into N when driving the
vehicle:
Shifting into N while driving is
dangerous. Engine braking cannot be
applied when decelerating which
could lead to an accident or serious
injury.
CAUTION
l
Shifting into P, N or R while the
vehicle is moving can damage your
transaxle.
l
Shifting into a driving gear or
reverse when the engine is running
faster than idle can damage the
transaxle.
R (Reverse)
In position R, the vehicle moves only
backward. You must be at a complete stop
before shifting to or from R, except under
rare circumstances as explained in
Rocking the Vehicle (page 4-8).
N (Neutral)
In N, the wheels and transaxle are not
locked. The vehicle will roll freely even
on the slightest incline unless the parking
brake or brakes are on.
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CAUTION
Do not shift into N when driving the
vehicle. Doing so can cause transaxle
damage.
NOTE
Apply the parking brake or depress the
brake pedal before moving the shift
lever from N to prevent the vehicle
from moving unexpectedly.
D (Drive)
D is the normal driving position. From a
stop, the transaxle will automatically shift
through a 4-gear sequence.
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M (Manual)
M is the manual shift mode position.
Gears can be shifted up or down by
operating the shift lever.
Refer to Manual Shift Mode (page 5-13).
2. Insert a screwdriver and push it down.
Cover
qShift-Lock System
The shift-lock system prevents shifting
out of P unless the brake pedal is
depressed.
To shift from P:
1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
3. Move the shift lever.
2. Start the engine.
4. Take the vehicle to an Authorized
Mazda Dealer to have the system
checked.
3. Move the shift lever.
NOTE
l
When the ignition switch is in the
LOCK position, the shift lever
cannot be shifted from P.
l
To be sure the vehicle is in park, the
ignition key cannot be removed
unless the shift lever is in P.
qShift-Lock Override
qManual Shift Mode
This mode gives you the feel of driving a
manual transaxle vehicle by operating the
shift lever and allows you to control
engine rpm and torque to the a wheels
much like a manual transaxle when more
control is desired.
To change to manual shift mode, shift the
lever from D to M.
If the shift lever won't move from P using
the proper shift procedure, continue to
hold down the pedal.
1. Remove the shift-lock override cover
with a screwdriver.
To return to automatic shift mode, shift
the lever from M to D.
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NOTE
If you change to manual shift mode
when the vehicle is stopped, the gear
will shift to M1.
NOTE
l
If the gears cannot be shifted down
when driving at higher speeds, the
gear position indicator will flash
twice to signal that the gears cannot
be shifted down.
l
If the automatic transaxle fluid (ATF)
temperature becomes too high, there
is the possibility that the transaxle
will switch to automatic shift mode,
canceling manual shift mode and
turning off the gear position indicator
illumination. This is a normal
function to protect the AT. After the
ATF temperature has decreased, the
gear position indicator illumination
turns back on and driving in manual
shift mode is restored.
Indicators
Shift position indicator
In manual shift mode, the “M” of the shift
position indicator in the instrument panel
illuminates.
Gear position indicator
The numeral for the selected gear
illuminates.
Shifting
Shift position
indicator
Manually Shifting up
(M1→M2→M3→M4)
To shift up to a higher gear, tap the shift
lever back ( ) once.
Gear position indicator
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NOTE
l
When driving slowly, the gears may
not shift up depending on vehicle
speed.
l
In manual shift mode, gears do not
shift up automatically. Don't run the
engine with the tachometer needle in
the RED ZONE. If the tachometer
needle enters the RED ZONE, you
may feel engine-braking because the
fuel delivery will be stopped to
protect the engine. However, this
does not indicate an abnormality.
l
When depressing the accelerator
fully, the transaxle will shift to a
lower gear, depending on vehicle
speed.
Manually Shifting down
(M4→M3→M2→M1)
To shift down to a lower gear, tap the shift
lever forward ( ) once.
WARNING
Do not use engine braking on slippery
road surfaces or at high speeds:
Shifting down while driving on wet,
snowy, or frozen roads, or while
driving at high speeds causes sudden
engine braking, which is dangerous.
The sudden change in tire speed could
cause the tires to skid. This could lead
to loss of vehicle control and an
accident.
NOTE
l
When driving at high speeds, the
gear may not shift down depending
on vehicle speed.
l
During deceleration, the gear may
automatically shift down depending
on vehicle speed.
l
When depressing the accelerator
fully, the transaxle will shift to a
lower gear, depending on vehicle
speed.
Second gear fixed mode
When the shift lever is tapped back ( )
while the vehicle is stopped or driven at
12 km/h (7 mph) or less, the transaxle is
set in the second gear fixed mode. The
gear is fixed in second while in this mode
for easier starting and driving on slippery
roads. If the shift lever is tapped back ( )
or forward ( ) while in the second gear
fixed mode, the mode will be canceled.
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Shifting specification
Recommendations for shifting
Shifting up
If the vehicle speed is lower than the
speed specified for each gear, the gear
cannot be shifted up to a higher gear.
Upshifting
For normal acceleration and cruising, we
recommend these shift points.
Gear
M1→M2
M2→M3
M3→M4
Vehicle speed
You can shift up to M2 whether the
vehicle is stopped or moving.
20 km/h (12 mph)
33 km/h (20 mph)
Gear
M1 to M2
M2 to M3
M3 to M4
Vehicle speed
24 km/h (15 mph)
40 km/h (25 mph)
65 km/h (40 mph)
If the vehicle speed is higher than the
speed specified for each gear, the gear
cannot be shifted down to a lower gear.
Downshifting
When you must slow down in heavy
traffic or on a steep upgrade, downshift
before the engine starts to overwork. This
gives better acceleration when you need
more speed.
Gear
M4→M3
M3→M2
M2→M1
On a steep downgrade, downshifting
helps maintain safe speed and prolongs
brake life.
Shifting down
Vehicle speed
155 km/h (96 mph)
100 km/h (62 mph)
43 km/h (26 mph)
During deceleration, the gears shift down
automatically when speed is reduced to
the following:
qDriving Tips
Gear
M4→M3
M3 or M2→M1
For extra power when passing another
vehicle or climbing steep grades, depress
the accelerator fully. The transaxle will
shift to a lower gear, depending on vehicle
speed.
Vehicle speed
29 km/h (18 mph)
10 km/h (6 mph)
NOTE
The gear does not shift down to M1
automatically while in the second gear
fixed mode.
Passing
Climbing steep grades from a stop
To climb a steep grade from a stopped
position:
1. Depress the brake pedal.
If the vehicle is kicked down at the
following speeds or lower, the gears shift
down automatically:
Gear
M4→M3
M3→M2
Vehicle speed
141 km/h (87 mph)
68 km/h (42 mph)
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2. Shift to D or M1, depending on the
load weight and grade steepness.
3. Release the brake pedal while
gradually accelerating.
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Descending steep grades
When descending a steep grade, shift to
lower gears, depending on load weight
and grade steepness. Descend slowly,
using the brakes only occasionally to
prevent them from overheating.
Power Steering
Power steering is only operable when the
engine is running. If the engine is off or if
the power steering system is inoperable,
you can still steer, but it requires more
physical effort.
If the steering feels stiffer than usual
during normal driving, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
CAUTION
Never hold the steering wheel to the
extreme left or right for more than 5
seconds with the engine running.
This could damage the power steering
system.
qPower Steering Malfunction
Indicator Light
This indicator light illuminates when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and goes off when the engine is
started.
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If the light stays illuminated after the
engine is started or illuminates while
driving, turn off the engine after parking
in a safe place, and then start the engine
again.
If the light does not illuminate after
restarting the engine, this indicates that
the power steering is restored and normal
steering is possible.
If the light remains illuminated, the power
steering is still inoperable. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
NOTE
The power steering system is inoperable
when the power steering malfunction
indicator light illuminates. Steering is
possible, but requires more physical
effort.
Cruise Control í
With cruise control, you can set and
automatically maintain any speed of more
than about 30 km/h (19 mph).
WARNING
Do not use the cruise control under
the following conditions:
Using the cruise control under the
following conditions is dangerous and
could result in loss of vehicle control.
l Hilly terrain
l Steep inclines
l Heavy or unsteady traffic
l Slippery or winding roads
l Similar restrictions that require
inconsistent speed
qCruise Main Indicator Light
This light comes on when the ON/OFF
switch is pressed and the cruise control
system is activated.
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qCruise Set Indicator Light
This light comes on when a cruising speed
is set.
qActivation/Deactivation
To activate the system, press the ON/OFF
switch.
The cruise main indicator light
illuminates.
To deactivate the system, press the switch
again.
The cruise main indicator light turns off.
WARNING
Keep the ON/OFF switch off when
cruise control is not in use:
Leaving the ON/OFF switch on when
not using the cruise control is
dangerous as you may hit one of the
other buttons and put the vehicle in
cruise control unexpectedly. This
could result in loss of vehicle control.
qTo Set Speed
1. Activate the cruise control system by
pressing the ON/OFF switch.
2. Accelerate to the desired speed, which
must be more than 30 km/h (19 mph).
3. Press the SET/- button and release it at
the speed you want. Release the
accelerator at the same time.
Don't continue to hold in the button. Until
you release it, speed will continue to drop
(unless you continue to accelerate) and
you'll miss the desired speed.
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NOTE
l
The SET function can't be activated
until about 2 seconds after the ON/
OFF switch has been engaged.
l
On a steep grade, the vehicle may
momentarily slow down going up or
speed up while going down.
Your vehicle has a tap-up feature that
allows you to increase your current speed
in increments of 1.6 km/h (1 mph) by a
momentary tap of the RES/+ button.
Multiple taps will increase your vehicle
speed 1.6 km/h (1 mph) for each tap.
l
Accelerate to the desired speed.
Press the SET/- button and release it
immediately.
qTo Increase Cruising Speed
Follow either of these procedures.
l
Press the RES/+ button and hold it.
Your vehicle will accelerate.
Release the button at the speed you
want.
NOTE
Accelerate if you want to speed up
temporarily when the cruise control is
on. Greater speed will not interfere with
it or change the set speed.
Take your foot off the accelerator to
return to the set speed.
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qTo Decrease Cruising Speed
Press the SET/- button and hold it. The
vehicle will gradually slow.
Release the button at the speed you want.
qTo Resume Cruising Speed at
More Than 30 km/h (19 mph)
If some other method besides the ON/
OFF switch was used to cancel cruising
speed and the system is still activated, the
most recent set speed will automatically
resume when the RES/+ button is pressed.
If vehicle speed is below 30 km/h (19
mph), increase the vehicle speed up to 30
km/h (19 mph) and press the RES/+
button.
Your vehicle has a tap-down feature that
allows you to decrease your current speed
in decrements of 1.6 km/h (1 mph) by a
momentary tap of the SET/- button.
Multiple taps will decrease your vehicle
speed 1.6 km/h (1 mph) for each tap.
qTo Cancel
To turn off the system, use one of these
methods:
l
Press the ON/OFF switch.
l
Slightly depress the brake pedal.
l
Depress the clutch pedal (Manual
transaxle only).
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Press the CANCEL button.
Tire Pressure Monitoring
System í
The tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS) monitors the pressure for each
tire.
If tire pressure is too low in one or more
tires, the system will inform the driver via
the warning light in the instrument panel
and by the warning beep sound.
The system is off when the ignition is off.
The tire pressure sensors installed on each
wheel send tire pressure data by radio
signal to the receiver unit in the vehicle.
NOTE
Cruise control will cancel at about 15
km/h (9 mph) below the preset speed or
below 30 km/h (19 mph).
Tire pressure sensors
NOTE
When the ambient temperature is low
due to seasonal changes, tire
temperatures are also lower. If the tire
temperature lowers, the air pressure
lowers as well, and the TPMS warning
light illuminates more frequently.
Inspect the tire pressure daily before
driving, and check the tire pressures
monthly with a tire pressure gauge.
When checking the tire pressures, use
of a digital tire pressure gauge is
recommended.
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TPMS does not alleviate your need to
check the pressure and condition of all
four tires before you drive each day.
CAUTION
l
Each tire, including the spare (if
provided), should be checked
monthly when cold and inflated to
the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation
pressure label. (If your vehicle has
tires of a different size than the size
indicated on the vehicle placard or
tire inflation pressure label, you
should determine the proper tire
inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your
vehicle has been equipped with a tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
that illuminates a low tire pressure
telltale when one or more of your
tires is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire
pressure telltale illuminates, you
should stop and check your tires as
soon as possible, and inflate them to
the proper pressure. Driving on a
significantly under-inflated tire
causes the tire to overheat and can
lead to tire failure. Under-inflation
also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the
vehicle's handling and stopping
ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a
substitute for proper tire
maintenance, and it is the driver's
responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger
illumination of the TPMS low tire
pressure telltale.
CAUTION
l
To avoid false readings, the system
samples for a little while before
indicating a problem. As a result it
will not instantaneously register a
rapid tire deflation or blow out.
NOTE
This device complies with part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
qTire Pressure Monitoring System
Warning Light
This warning light illuminates for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
Thereafter, the warning light illuminates
when tire pressure is too low in one or
more tires, and flashes when there is a
system malfunction.
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WARNING
If the tire pressure monitoring system
warning light illuminates or flashes,
or the tire pressure warning beep
sound is heard, decrease vehicle speed
immediately and avoid sudden
maneuvering and braking:
If the tire pressure monitoring system
warning light illuminates or flashes,
or the tire pressure warning beep
sound is heard, it is dangerous to drive
the vehicle at high speeds, or perform
sudden maneuvering or braking.
Vehicle drivability could worsen and
result in an accident.
To determine if you have a slow leak
or a flat, pull over to a safe position
where you can check the visual
condition of the tire and determine if
you have enough air to proceed to a
place where air may be added and the
system monitored again, an
Authorized Mazda Dealer or a tire
repair station.
Do not ignore the TPMS Warning
Light:
Ignoring the TPMS warning light is
dangerous, even if you know why it is
illuminated. Have the problem taken
care of as soon as possible before it
develops into a more serious situation
that could lead to tire failure and a
dangerous accident.
Warning light illuminates/Warning
beep sounds
When the warning light illuminates, and
the warning beep sound is heard (about 3
seconds), tire pressure is too low in one or
more tires.
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Adjust the tire pressure to the correct tire
pressure. Refer to the specification charts
(page 10-6).
CAUTION
When replacing/repairing the tires or
wheels or both, have the work done by
an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire
pressure sensors may be damaged.
NOTE
l
Perform tire pressure adjustment
when the tires are cold. Tire pressure
will vary according to the tire
temperature, therefore let the vehicle
stand for 1 hour or only drive it 1.6
km (1 mile) or less before adjusting
the tire pressures. When pressure is
adjusted on hot tires to the cold
inflation pressure, the TPMS
warning light/beep may turn on after
the tires cool and pressure drops
below specification.
Also, an illuminated TPMS warning
light, resulting from the tire air
pressure dropping due to cold
ambient temperature, may go out if
the ambient temperature rises. In this
case, it will also be necessary to
adjust the tire air pressures. If the
TPMS warning light illuminates due
to a drop in tire air pressure, make
sure to check and adjust the tire air
pressures.
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NOTE
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l
After adjusting the tire air pressures,
it may require some time for the
TPMS warning light to go out. If the
TPMS warning light remains
illuminated, drive the vehicle at a
speed of at least 25 km/h (16 mph)
for 10 minutes, and then verify that it
goes out.
Tires can loose a little air quite
naturally over time and the TPMS
cannot tell if the tires are getting too
soft over time or you have a flat.
However, when you find one low tire
in a set of four - that is an indication
of trouble; you should have someone
drive the vehicle slowly forward so
you can inspect any low tire for cuts
and any metal sticking through tread
or sidewall. Put a few drops of water
in the valve stem to see if it bubbles
indicating a bad valve. Leaks need to
be addressed by more than simply
refilling the trouble tire as leaks are
dangerous - take it to an Authorized
Mazda Dealer which has all the
equipment to fix tires, TPMS
systems and order the best
replacement tire for your vehicle.
If the warning light illuminates again even
after the tire pressures are adjusted, there
may be a tire puncture. Replace the
punctured tire with the temporary spare
tire (page 7-6).
Warning light flashes
When the warning light flashes, there may
be a system malfunction. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
qSystem Error Activation
When the warning light flashes, there may
be a system malfunction. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
A system error activation may occur in
the following cases:
l
When there is equipment or a device
near the vehicle using the same radio
frequency as that of the tire pressure
sensors.
l
When a large metallic object (e.g. a
large electric household appliance or a
desk-top computer) is placed on the
right side of the rear seat, which may
block radio signals from the tire
pressure sensor to the receiver unit.
l
When using the following devices in
the vehicle that may cause radio
interference with the receiver unit.
l
l
l
When excess snow or ice adheres to
the vehicle, especially around the
wheels.
l
When the tire pressure sensor batteries
are exhausted.
l
When using a wheel with no tire
pressure sensor installed.
l
When using tires with steel wire
reinforcement in the side walls.
l
When using tire chains.
NOTE
A tire pressure sensor is not installed to
the temporary spare tire. The warning
light will flash continuously while the
temporary spare tire is being used.
A digital device such as a personal
computer.
A current converter device such as a
DC-AC converter.
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qTires and Wheels
CAUTION
When inspecting or adjusting the tire air
pressures, do not apply excessive force
to the stem part of the wheel unit. The
stem part could be damaged.
Changing tires and wheels
The following procedure allows the
TPMS to recognize a tire pressure sensor's
unique ID signal code whenever tires or
wheels are changed, such as changing to
and from winter tires.
When changing tires yourself
If you or someone else changes tires, you
or someone else can also undertake the
steps for the TPMS to complete the ID
signal code registration.
1. After tires have been changed, turn the
ignition switch to the ON position, then
turn it back to the ACC or LOCK
position.
2. Wait for about 15 minutes.
3. After about 15 minutes, drive the
vehicle at a speed of at least 25 km/h
(16 mph) for 10 minutes and the tire
pressure sensor ID signal code will be
registered automatically.
NOTE
NOTE
Each tire pressure sensor has a unique
ID signal code. The signal code must be
registered with the TPMS before it can
work. The easiest way to do it is to have
an Authorized Mazda Dealer change
your tire and complete ID signal code
registration.
When having tires changed at an
Authorized Mazda Dealer
Tire pressure sensor ID signal code
registration is completed when an
Authorized Mazda Dealer changes your
vehicle's tires.
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If the vehicle is driven within about 15
minutes of changing tires, the tire
pressure monitoring system warning
light will flash because the sensor ID
signal code would not have been
registered. If this happens, park the
vehicle for about 15 minutes, after
which the sensor ID signal code will
register upon driving the vehicle for 10
minutes.
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Starting and Driving
Replacing tires and wheels
CAUTION
l
When replacing/repairing the tires or
wheels or both, have the work done
by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or
the tire pressure sensors may be
damaged.
l
The wheels equipped on your Mazda
are specially designed for installation
of the tire pressure sensors. Do not
use non-genuine wheels, otherwise it
may not be possible to install the tire
pressure sensors.
Be sure to have the tire pressure sensors
installed whenever tires or wheels are
replaced.
When having a tire or wheel or both
replaced, the following types of tire
pressure sensor installations are possible.
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The tire pressure sensor is removed
from the old wheel and installed to the
new one.
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The same tire pressure sensor is used
with the same wheel. Only the tire is
replaced.
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A new tire pressure sensor is installed
to a new wheel.
NOTE
l
The tire pressure sensor ID signal
code must be registered when a new
tire pressure sensor is purchased. For
purchase of a tire pressure sensor and
registration of the tire pressure
sensor ID signal code, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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When reinstalling a previously
removed tire pressure sensor to a
wheel, replace the grommet When
reinstalling a previously removed tire
pressure sensor to a wheel, replace
the grommet (seal between valve
body/sensor and wheel) for the tire
pressure sensor. for the tire pressure
sensor.
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Instrument Cluster and Indicators
Meters and Gauges
Speedometer ...................................................................................................... page 5-29
Odometer, Trip Meter and Trip Meter Selector .................................................. page 5-29
Tachometer ........................................................................................................ page 5-30
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge .................................................................. page 5-30
Fuel Gauge ........................................................................................................ page 5-31
Dashboard Illumination ..................................................................................... page 5-31
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Instrument Cluster and Indicators
qSpeedometer
The speedometer indicates the speed of
the vehicle.
qOdometer, Trip Meter and Trip
Meter Selector
Odometer
The display mode can be changed
between trip meter A and trip meter B by
pressing the selector while one of them is
displayed. The selected mode will be
displayed.
Trip meter A
Press the selector
Odometer
Trip meter B
Odometer
Press the selector
Trip meter
Selector
NOTE
The odometer and trip meter can be
displayed as follows even when the
ignition switch is in the ACC or LOCK
position.
l
Displays for 10 minutes after the
ignition switch is turned to the ACC
or LOCK position from the ON
position.
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Displays for 10 minutes after the
driver's door is opened.
Odometer
The odometer records the total distance
the vehicle has been driven.
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Trip meter
The trip meter can record the total
distance of two trips. One is recorded in
trip meter A, and the other is recorded in
trip meter B.
For instance, trip meter A can record the
distance from the point of origin, and trip
meter B can record the distance from
where the fuel tank is filled.
qTachometer
The tachometer shows engine speed in
thousands of revolutions per minute
(rpm).
Red zone
When trip meter A is selected, pressing
the selector again within one second will
change to trip meter B mode.
When trip meter A is selected, TRIP A
will be displayed. When trip meter B is
selected, TRIP B will be displayed.
The trip meter records the total distance
the vehicle is driven until the meter is
again reset. Return it to “0.0” by holding
the selector depressed for more than 1
second. Use this meter to measure trip
distances and to compute fuel
consumption.
NOTE
l
Only the trip meters record tenths of
kilometers (miles).
l
The trip record will be erased when:
l
l
CAUTION
Don't run the engine with the
tachometer needle in the RED ZONE.
This may cause severe engine damage.
qEngine Coolant Temperature Gauge
The engine coolant temperature gauge
shows the temperature of the engine
coolant.
The power supply is interrupted
(blown fuse or the battery is
disconnected).
The vehicle is driven over 999.9
km (mile).
If the needle is near H, it indicates
overheating.
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Instrument Cluster and Indicators
CAUTION
Driving with an overheated engine can
cause serious engine damage (page
7-13).
qDashboard Illumination
Rotate the knob to adjust the brightness of
the instrument cluster and other
illuminations in the dashboard.
NOTE
qFuel Gauge
The fuel gauge shows approximately how
much fuel is in the tank. We recommend
keeping the tank over 1/4 full. When the
low fuel warning light illuminates or
when the needle is near E, refuel as soon
as possible.
The brightness of dashboard
illuminations can be adjusted when the
headlight switch is in the or
position.
Dim
Bright
Low fuel
warning light
Canceling the illumination dimmer
(Dashboard illumination) í
NOTE
The direction of the arrow ( ) shown
next to the low fuel warning light
indicates that the fuel-filler lid is on the
right side of the vehicle.
When the headlight switch is in the or
position, the illumination of the
information display dims.
When driving on snowy or foggy roads,
or in other situations when information
display's visibility is reduced due to glare
from surrounding brightness, cancel the
illumination dimmer and increase the
illumination intensity.
To cancel the illumination dimmer, rotate
the knob clockwise fully. You will hear a
beep sound and the illumination dimmer
will be canceled.
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Instrument Cluster and Indicators
NOTE
If the dashboard illumination knob is
kept at the illumination dimmer cancel
position, the information display will
not dim when the headlight switch is
position again.
turned to the or
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Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds
Warning/Indicator Lights
Warning/Indicator lights will appear in any of the highlighted areas
Signal
Warning/Indicator Lights
Page
Brake System Warning Light
5-35
Charging System Warning Light
5-36
Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light
5-37
Check Engine Light
5-37
ABS Warning Light
5-35
Air Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light
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Low Fuel Warning Light
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Signal
Warning/Indicator Lights
Page
Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep
5-38
Door-Ajar Warning Light
5-40
Low Washer Fluid Level Warning Light
5-40
Automatic Transaxle Warning Light
5-40
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light
5-40
Security Indicator Light
5-42
Headlight High-Beam Indicator Light
5-42
Shift Position Indicator Light
5-43
Cruise Main Indicator Light
5-43
Cruise Set Indicator Light
5-43
Power Steering Malfunction Indicator Light
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Turn Signal/Hazard Warning Indicator Lights
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qBrake System Warning Light
NOTE
Having to add brake fluid is sometimes
an indicator of leakage. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible even if the brake light is no
longer illuminated.
This warning has the following functions:
Parking brake warning
The light comes on when the parking
brake is applied with the ignition switch
in the START or ON position. It goes off
when the parking brake is fully released.
Low brake fluid level warning
If the light stays on after the parking brake
is fully released, you may have a brake
problem.
Drive to the side of the road and park off
the right-of-way.
You may notice that the pedal is harder to
push or that it may go closer to the floor.
In either case, it will take longer to stop
the vehicle.
WARNING
Do not drive with the brake system
warning light illuminated. Contact an
Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the
brakes inspected as soon as possible:
Driving with the brake system warning
light illuminated is dangerous. It
indicates that your brakes may not
work at all or that they could
completely fail at any time. If this light
remains illuminated, after checking
that the parking brake is fully
released, have the brakes inspected
immediately.
qABS Warning Light
1. With the engine stopped, check the
brake fluid level immediately and add
fluid as required (page 8-22).
2. After adding fluid, check the light
again.
If the warning light remains on, or if the
brakes do not operate properly, do not
drive the vehicle. Have it towed to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
The warning light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
Even if the light goes out have your brake
system inspected as soon as possible by
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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If the ABS warning light stays on while
you're driving, the ABS control unit has
detected a system malfunction. If this
occurs, your brakes will function normally
as if the vehicle had no ABS.
Should this happen, consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
NOTE
When the engine is jump-started to
charge the battery, uneven rpm occurs
and the ABS warning light comes on.
This is due to a weak battery, not a
malfunction.
Recharge the battery.
qElectronic Brake Force
Distribution System Warning
If the electronic brake force distribution
control unit determines that some
components are operating incorrectly, the
control unit may turn the brake system
warning light and the ABS warning light
on at the same time. The problem is likely
to be an electronic brake force distribution
system.
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WARNING
Do not drive with both the ABS
warning light and brake warning light
illuminated. Have the vehicle towed to
an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have
the brakes inspected as soon as
possible:
Driving when the brake system
warning light and ABS warning light
are illuminated at the same time is
dangerous.
When both lights are illuminated, the
rear wheels could lock more quickly in
an emergency stop than under normal
circumstances.
qCharging System Warning Light
This warning light illuminates when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and turns off when the engine is
started.
If the warning light illuminates while
driving, it indicates a malfunction of the
alternator or of the charging system.
Drive to the side of the road and park off
the right-of-way. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
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CAUTION
Don't continue driving when the
charging system warning light is
illuminated because the engine could
stop unexpectedly.
qEngine Oil Pressure Warning Light
This warning light illuminates when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and turns off when the engine is
started.
This warning light indicates low engine
oil pressure.
If the light illuminates while driving:
1. Drive to the side of the road and park
off the right-of-way on level ground.
2. Turn off the engine and wait 5 minutes
for the oil to drain back into the oil
pan.
3. Inspect the engine oil level (page 8-19).
If it's low, add oil.
4. Start the engine and check the warning
light.
If the light remains illuminated even after
you add oil, stop the engine immediately
and have your vehicle towed to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
CAUTION
Don't run the engine if oil pressure is
low. It could result in extensive engine
damage.
qCheck Engine Light
This indicator light illuminates when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and goes off when the engine is
started.
If this light comes on while driving, the
vehicle may have a problem. It is
important to note the driving conditions
when the light came on and consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
The check engine light may come on in
the following cases:
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The fuel tank level being very low or
approaching empty.
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The engine's electrical system has a
problem.
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The emission control system has a
problem.
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The fuel-filler cap is missing or not
tightened securely.
If the check engine light remains on or
flashes continuously, do not drive at high
speeds and consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer as soon as possible.
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qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt
Pretensioner System Warning Light
qLow Fuel Warning Light
Low fuel
warning light
If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner
system is working properly, the warning
light illuminates when the ignition switch
is turned to the ON position or after the
engine is cranked. The warning light turns
off after a specified period of time.
A system malfunction is indicated if the
warning light constantly illuminates or
does not illuminate at all when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position. If either of these occur, consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible. The system may not work in an
accident.
WARNING
Never tamper with the air bag/
pretensioner systems and always have
an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform
all servicing and repairs:
Self-servicing or tampering with the
systems is dangerous. An air bag/
pretensioner could accidentally
activate or become disabled causing
serious injury or death.
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This warning light in the fuel gauge
signals that the fuel tank will soon be
empty.
Refuel as soon as possible.
qSeat Belt Warning Light/Beep
The seat belt warning light illuminates
and a beep sound will be heard if the
driver's seat belt is not fastened when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position.
Conditions of operation
Condition
The driver's seat belt is not
fastened when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON
position.
The driver's seat belt is
fastened while the warning
light and the beep sound are
activated.
The driver's seat belt is
fastened before the ignition
switch is turned to the ON
position.
Result
The warning light
flashes and a beep
sound will be heard
for about 6 seconds.
The warning light
turns off and the beep
sound stops.
The warning light will
not illuminate and the
beep sound will not be
heard.
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Belt minder
Driver seated/Front passenger seated
The seat belt warning light/beep reminds
the front passenger to fasten the seat belt
according to the chart below.
NOTE
The belt minder can be deactivated.
Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer to
deactivate and restore the seat belt
minder.
Driver seated/Front passenger not
seated
The belt minder is a supplemental
warning to the seat belt warning function.
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, the warning light/beep
operates to give you further reminders
according to the chart below.
Condition
Vehicle speed
Between 0 ― 20
20 km/h
km/h
(12 mph) or
(0 ― 12 mph)
more
Seat belt
Indicator
Condition
Vehicle speed
Between 0 ― 20
20 km/h
km/h
(12 mph) or
(0 ― 12 mph)
more
Seat belt
(Driver)
Seat belt
(Passenger)
Indicator
Beep
: Fastened
: Unfastened
: Illuminated
: Flashing
: Beep
Once the beep sound is heard, it continues
sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers
to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the
seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound
period has passed.
Beep
: Fastened
: Unfastened
: Illuminated
: Flashing
: Beep
Once the beep sound is heard, it continues
sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers
to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the
seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound
period has passed.
NOTE
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To allow the front passenger seat
weight sensor to function properly,
do not place and sit on an additional
seat cushion on the front passenger
seat. The sensor may not function
properly because the additional seat
cushion could cause sensor
interference.
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Placing packages, luggage, pets or
other items on the front passenger
seat may cause the front passenger
belt minder warning light and beep
to operate depending on the weight
of the item.
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qDoor-Ajar Warning Light
This warning light comes on when any
door isn't securely closed.
qLow Washer Fluid Level
Warning Light í
This warning light indicates that little
washer fluid remains. Add fluid (page
8-25).
qAutomatic Transaxle Warning Light
This warning light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
The light illuminates when the transaxle
has a problem.
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CAUTION
If the automatic transaxle warning light
illuminates, the transaxle has an
electrical problem. Continuing to drive
your Mazda in this condition could
cause damage to your transaxle.
Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as
soon as possible.
qTire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) Warning Light í
This warning light illuminates for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
Thereafter, the warning light illuminates
when tire pressure is too low in one or
more tires, and flashes when there is a
system malfunction.
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WARNING
If the tire pressure monitoring system
warning light illuminates or flashes,
or the tire pressure warning beep
sound is heard, decrease vehicle speed
immediately and avoid sudden
maneuvering and braking:
If the tire pressure monitoring system
warning light illuminates or flashes,
or the tire pressure warning beep
sound is heard, it is dangerous to drive
the vehicle at high speeds, or perform
sudden maneuvering or braking.
Vehicle drivability could worsen and
result in an accident.
To determine if you have a slow leak
or a flat, pull over to a safe position
where you can check the visual
condition of the tire and determine if
you have enough air to proceed to a
place where air may be added and the
system monitored again, an
Authorized Mazda Dealer or a tire
repair station.
Do not ignore the TPMS Warning
Light:
Ignoring the TPMS warning light is
dangerous, even if you know why it is
illuminated. Have the problem taken
care of as soon as possible before it
develops into a more serious situation
that could lead to tire failure and a
dangerous accident.
Adjust the tire pressure to the correct tire
pressure. Refer to the specification charts
(page 10-6).
CAUTION
When replacing/repairing the tires or
wheels or both, have the work done by
an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire
pressure sensors may be damaged.
NOTE
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Perform tire pressure adjustment
when the tires are cold. Tire pressure
will vary according to the tire
temperature, therefore let the vehicle
stand for 1 hour or only drive it 1.6
km (1 mile) or less before adjusting
the tire pressures. When pressure is
adjusted on hot tires to the cold
inflation pressure, the TPMS
warning light/beep may turn on after
the tires cool and pressure drops
below specification.
Also, an illuminated TPMS warning
light, resulting from the tire air
pressure dropping due to cold
ambient temperature, may go out if
the ambient temperature rises. In this
case, it will also be necessary to
adjust the tire air pressures. If the
TPMS warning light illuminates due
to a drop in tire air pressure, make
sure to check and adjust the tire air
pressures.
Warning light illuminates/Warning
beep sounds
When the warning light illuminates, and
the warning beep sound is heard (about 3
seconds), tire pressure is too low in one or
more tires.
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NOTE
l
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After adjusting the tire air pressures,
it may require some time for the
TPMS warning light to go out. If the
TPMS warning light remains
illuminated, drive the vehicle at a
speed of at least 25 km/h (16 mph)
for 10 minutes, and then verify that it
goes out.
Tires can loose a little air quite
naturally over time and the TPMS
cannot tell if the tires are getting too
soft over time or you have a flat.
However, when you find one low tire
in a set of four - that is an indication
of trouble; you should have someone
drive the vehicle slowly forward so
you can inspect any low tire for cuts
and any metal sticking through tread
or sidewall. Put a few drops of water
in the valve stem to see if it bubbles
indicating a bad valve. Leaks need to
be addressed by more than simply
refilling the trouble tire as leaks are
dangerous - take it to an Authorized
Mazda Dealer which has all the
equipment to fix tires, TPMS
systems and order the best
replacement tire for your vehicle.
If the warning light illuminates again even
after the tire pressures are adjusted, there
may be a tire puncture. Replace the
punctured tire with the temporary spare
tire (page 7-6).
Warning light flashes
When the warning light flashes, there may
be a system malfunction. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
qSecurity Indicator Light
This indicator light starts flashing every 2
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
from the ON to the ACC position and the
immobilizer system is armed.
The light stops flashing when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position with
the correct ignition key.
At this time, the immobilizer system is
disarmed and the light illuminates for
about 3 seconds and then goes out.
If the engine doesn't start with the correct
ignition key, and the security indicator
light keeps illuminating or flashing, the
system may have a malfunction. Consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
qHeadlight High-Beam Indicator
Light
NOTE
A tire pressure sensor is not installed to
the temporary spare tire. The warning
light will flash continuously while the
temporary spare tire is being used.
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This light indicates one of two things:
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The high-beam headlights are on.
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The turn signal lever is in the flash-topass position.
qCruise Main Indicator Light í
qShift Position Indicator Light
(Automatic Transaxle)
This indicates the selected shift position
when the ignition switch is in the ON
position.
This light comes on when the ON/OFF
switch is pressed and the cruise control
system is activated.
qCruise Set Indicator Light í
This light comes on when a cruising speed
is set.
qPower Steering Malfunction
Indicator Light
Gear position indicator
Gear position indicator
When the shift lever is in the D or M
position, the numeral for the selected gear
displays.
This indicator light illuminates when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and goes off when the engine is
started.
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If the light stays illuminated after the
engine is started or illuminates while
driving, turn off the engine after parking
in a safe place, and then start the engine
again.
If the light does not illuminate after
restarting the engine, this indicates that
the power steering is restored and normal
steering is possible.
If the light remains illuminated, the power
steering is still inoperable. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
NOTE
The power steering system is inoperable
when the power steering malfunction
indicator light illuminates. Steering is
possible, but requires more physical
effort.
qTurn-Signal/Hazard Warning
Indicator Lights
When operating the turn signal lights, the
left or right turn signal indicator light
flashes to indicate which turn signal light
is operating (page 5-49).
When operating the hazard warning
lights, both turn signal indicator lights
flash (page 5-55).
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NOTE
If an indicator light remains illuminated
(does not flash) or if it flashes
abnormally, one of the turn signal bulbs
may be burned out.
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Beep Sounds
qSeat Belt Warning Beep
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, a beep sound will be heard
for about 6 seconds.
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened and
the vehicle is driven at a speed faster than
about 20 km/h (12 mph), a beep sound
will be heard again for a specified period
of time.
Refer to Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep on
page 5-38.
qIgnition Key Reminder
If the ignition switch is in the LOCK or
ACC position with the key inserted, a
continuous beep sound will be heard
when the driver's door is opened.
qLights-On Reminder
If lights are on and the key is removed
from the ignition switch, a continuous
beep sound will be heard when the
driver's door is opened.
qTire Inflation Pressure Warning
Beep í
The warning beep sound will be heard for
about 3 seconds when there is any
abnormality in tire inflation pressures
(page 5-22).
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Switches and Controls
Type B (With AUTO position)
Lighting Control
qHeadlights
Type A (Without AUTO position)
Turn the headlight switch to turn the
headlights, other exterior lights and
dashboard illumination on or off.
Switch Position
Turn the headlight switch to turn the
headlights, other exterior lights and
dashboard illumination on or off.
Switch Position
Headlights
Taillights
Parking lights
License lights
Side-marker lights
Dashboard illumination
Off
Off
On
Off
On
On
NOTE
To prevent discharging the battery, don't
leave the lights on while the engine is
off unless safety requires them.
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Headlights
Taillights
Parking lights
License lights
Side-marker
lights
Dashboard
illumination
Off
Off
On
Off
On
On
Auto
NOTE
To prevent discharging the battery, don't
leave the lights on while the engine is
off unless safety requires them.
AUTO(Auto-light control)
When the headlight switch is in the
AUTO position and the ignition switch is
in the ON position, the light sensor senses
the surrounding lightness or darkness and
automatically turns on or off the
headlights, other exterior lights and
dashboard illumination (see chart above).
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CAUTION
l
Do not shade the light sensor by
adhering a sticker or a label on the
windshield. Otherwise the light
sensor will not operate correctly.
Light sensor
NOTE
l
When the headlight switch is in the
AUTO position and the ignition
switch is turned to the ACC or
LOCK position, the headlights, other
exterior lights and dashboard
illumination will turn off.
l
The timing for turning on the
headlights, other exterior lights and
dashboard illumination can be
delayed by adjusting the sensitivity
of the light sensor. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer regarding
sensor adjustment.
Xenon fusion headlight bulbs í
l
The light sensor also works as a rain
sensor for the auto-wiper control.
Keep hands and scrapers clear of the
windshield when the ignition switch
is in the ON position as fingers
pinched or the wipers and wiper
blades damaged when they activate
automatically. If you are going to
clean the windshield, be sure the
wipers are turned off completely this is particularly important when
clearing ice and snow - when it is
particularly tempting to leave the
engine running.
The low-beam bulbs of the headlights
have xenon fusion bulbs that produce a
bright white beam over a wide area.
WARNING
Do not replace the xenon fusion bulbs
yourself:
Replacing the xenon fusion bulbs
yourself is dangerous. Because the
xenon fusion bulbs require high
voltage, you could receive an electric
shock if the bulbs are handled
incorrectly. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer when the replacement is
necessary.
NOTE
If the headlights flicker, or the
brightness weakens, the bulb-life may
be depleted and a replacement is
necessary. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
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qLights-On Reminder
qHeadlight Leveling í
If lights are on and the key is removed
from the ignition switch, a continuous
beep sound will be heard when the
driver's door is opened.
The number of passengers and weight of
cargo in the luggage compartment change
the angle of the headlights.
The headlight leveling switch adjusts this
angle.
qHeadlight High-Low Beam
Push the lever forward for high beam.
Pull back to original position for low
beam.
High beam
Low beam
Select the proper setting from the following chart.
qFlashing the Headlights
To flash the headlights, pull the lever fully
toward you. The headlight switch does
not need to be on, and the lever will return
to the normal position when released.
Front seat
Driver Passenger
×
―
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
―
Rear
seat
Load
Switch
Position
―
―
×
×
―
―
―
―
×
×
0
0
1
2
3
×: Yes
―: No
qDaytime Running Lights (Canada)
In Canada, vehicles must be driven with
the headlights on during daytime
operation.
For that reason, the daytime running lights
automatically turn on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position.
NOTE
The Daytime Running Lights turn off
when the parking brake is applied.
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Turn and Lane-Change
Signals
qTurn Signal
Move the signal lever down (for a left
turn) or up (for a right turn) to the stop
position. The signal will self-cancel after
the turn is completed.
Front Fog Lights í
The fog lights help you to see as well as
to be seen.
The headlights must be turned on to turn
on the front fog lights.
To turn the front fog lights on, rotate the
position.
fog light switch to the
If the indicator light continues to flash
after a turn, manually return the lever to
its original position.
Right turn
Right lane
change
OFF
Fog light switch
Left lane
change
Left turn
Green indicators on the dashboard show
which signal is working.
Lane-change signals
Move the lever slightly toward the
direction of the change ―until the
indicator flashes― and hold it there. It
will return to the off position when
released.
NOTE
To turn the front fog lights off, rotate the
fog light switch to the OFF position or
turn the headlights off.
NOTE
l
The fog lights will turn off when the
headlights are set at high beam.
l
(With auto-light control)
If the headlight switch is in the
AUTO position, the front fog lights
can be turned on when the
headlights, the exterior lights and
dashboard illumination are on.
If an indicator light stays on without
flashing or if it flashes abnormally, one
of the turn signal bulbs may be burned
out.
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Windshield Wipers and
Washer
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position.
WARNING
Use only windshield washer fluid or
plain water in the reservoir:
Using radiator antifreeze as washer
fluid is dangerous. If sprayed on the
windshield, it will dirty the windshield,
affect your visibility, and could result
in an accident.
Do not use the washer without first
warming the windshield and never use
plain tap water:
Using windshield washer fluid without
anti-freeze protection in freezing
temperatures is dangerous. The
washer fluid could freeze on the
windshield and block your vision. You
could have an accident.
NOTE
Because heavy ice and snow can jam
the wiper blades, the wiper motor is
protected from motor breakdown,
overheating and possible fire by a
circuit breaker. This mechanism will
automatically stop operation of the
blades, but only for about 5 minutes.
If this happens, turn off the wiper
switch and park off the right-of-way,
and remove the snow and ice.
After 5 minutes, turn on the switch and
the blades should operate normally. If
they don't resume functioning, consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible. Drive to the side of the road
and park off the right-of-way. Wait until
the weather clears before trying to drive
with the wipers inoperative.
qWindshield Wipers
Type A (With INT position)
1
2
Turn the wipers on by pulling the lever
down.
― Mist
INT ― Intermittent
1 ― Low speed
2 ― High speed
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For a single wiping cycle, push the lever
.
up to
Type B (With AUTO position)
The sensitivity of the rain sensor can be
adjusted by turning the switch on the
wiper lever.
From the center position (normal), turn
the switch towards (+) for higher
sensitivity (faster response) or turn the
switch towards (_) for less sensitivity
(slower response).
Switch
Less sensitivity
Center
position
Turn the wipers on by pulling the lever
down.
― Mist
AUTO ― Auto control
1 ― Low speed
2 ― High speed
For a single wiping cycle, push the lever
.
up to
AUTO (Auto-wiper control)
When the wiper lever is in the AUTO
position, the rain sensor senses the
amount of rainfall on the windshield and
turns the wiper on or off automatically
(off―intermittent―low speed―high
speed).
Higher sensitivity
CAUTION
l
Do not shade the rain sensor by
adhering a sticker or a label on the
windshield. Otherwise the rain
sensor will not operate correctly.
Rain sensor
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CAUTION
l
When the wiper lever is in the
AUTO position and the ignition
switch is in the ON position, the
wipers may move automatically in
the following cases:
l
l
l
l
If the windshield above the rain
sensor is touched.
If the windshield above the rain
sensor is wiped with a cloth.
If the windshield is struck with a
hand or other object.
If the rain sensor is struck with a
hand or other object from inside
the vehicle.
Keep hands and scrapers clear of the
windshield when the ignition switch
is in the ON position as fingers
pinched or the wipers and wiper
blades damaged when they activate
automatically. If you are going to
clean the windshield, be sure the
wipers are turned off completely this is particularly important when
clearing ice and snow - when it is
particularly tempting to leave the
engine running.
NOTE
l
The auto-wiper control may not
operate when the rain sensor
temperature is about _10 °C(14 °F)
or lower, or about 85 °C(185 °F) or
higher.
l
If the windshield is coated with
water repellent, the rain sensor may
not be able to sense the amount of
rainfall correctly and auto-wiper
control may not operate properly.
l
If dirt or foreign matter (e.g. ice or
matter containing salt water) adheres
to the windshield above the rain
sensor or if the windshield is iced, it
could cause the wipers to move
automatically. However, if the wipers
cannot remove this ice, dirt or
foreign matter, the auto-wiper
control will stop operation. In this
case, pull the wiper lever to the 1 or
2 position for manual operation, or
remove the ice, dirt or foreign matter
by hand to restore the auto-wiper
operation.
qWindshield Washer
Pull the lever toward you and hold it to
spray washer fluid.
OFF
Washer
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NOTE
With the wiper lever in the OFF or INT
(Type A)/AUTO (Type B) position, the
wipers will operate continuously until
the lever is released.
If the washer doesn't work, inspect the
fluid level (page 8-25). If it's OK, consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Rear Window Wiper and
Washer
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position.
qRear Window Wiper
Turn the wiper on by turning the rear
wiper/washer switch.
ON ― Normal
INT ― Intermittent
qRear Window Washer
To spray washer fluid, turn the rear wiper/
position. After
washer switch to the
the switch is released, the washer will
stop.
If the washer doesn't work, inspect the
fluid level (page 8-25). If it's OK and the
washer still doesn't work, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster clears frost,
fog, and thin ice from the rear window.
With fully automatic type air
conditioner
Indicator light
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position.
Press the switch to turn on the rear
window defroster. The rear window
defroster operates for about 10―15
minutes and turns off automatically.
The indicator light illuminates during
operation.
To turn off the rear window defroster
before the 10―15 minutes has elapsed,
press the switch again.
With manual type air conditioner
Indicator light
CAUTION
Don't use sharp instruments or window
cleaners with abrasives to clean the
inside of the rear window surface. They
may damage the defroster grid inside
the window.
NOTE
This defroster is not designed for
melting snow. If there is an
accumulation of snow on the rear
window, remove it before using the
defroster.
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Horn
To sound the horn, press the
the steering wheel.
Hazard Warning Flasher
mark on
The hazard warning lights should always
be used when you stop on or near a
roadway in an emergency.
The hazard warning lights warn other
drivers that your vehicle is a traffic hazard
and that they must take extreme caution
when near it.
Depress the hazard warning flasher and all
the turn signals will flash.
NOTE
l
The turn signals don't work when the
hazard warning lights are on.
l
Check local regulations about the use
of hazard warning lights while the
vehicle is being towed. They may
forbid it.
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Interior Comfort
Use of various features for drive comfort, including air-conditioning and audio
system.
Climate Control System ............................................................... 6-2
Operating Tips ........................................................................... 6-2
Vent Operation .......................................................................... 6-3
Types of the Climate Control System ....................................... 6-5
Manual Type í .......................................................................... 6-6
Fully Automatic Type í ........................................................... 6-11
Audio System ...............................................................................
Antenna ...................................................................................
Operating Tips for Audio System ...........................................
Audio Set ................................................................................
Audio Control Switch Operation (Steering Wheel) í .............
Safety Certification .................................................................
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6-16
6-16
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Interior Equipment .....................................................................
Sunvisors .................................................................................
Interior Lights .........................................................................
Information Display ................................................................
Cup Holder ..............................................................................
Bottle Holder ...........................................................................
Storage Compartments ............................................................
Accessory Sockets ..................................................................
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Operating Tips
qOperating the Climate Control
System
Operate the climate control system with
the engine running.
NOTE
To prevent the battery from being
discharged, do not leave the fan control
dial on for a long period of time with
the ignition switch in the ACC position
when the engine is not running.
qClearing the Air Inlet
Clear all obstructions like leaves, snow
and ice from the hood and the air inlet in
the cowl grille to improve the system
efficiency.
qFoggy Windows
The windows may fog up easily in humid
weather. Use the climate control system to
defog the windows.
To help defog the windows, operate the
air conditioner to dehumidify the air.
NOTE
The air conditioner may be used along
with the heater to dehumidify the air.
qOutside/Recirculated Air Position
Use the outside air position in normal
conditions. The recirculated air position
should be used only when driving on
dusty roads or for quick cooling of the
interior.
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qParking in Direct Sunlight
If the vehicle has been parked in direct
sunlight during hot weather, open the
windows to let warm air escape, then run
the climate control system.
qNot Using for a Long Period
Run the air conditioner about 10 minutes
at least once a month to keep internal
parts lubricated.
qCheck the Refrigerant before the
Weather Gets Hot
Have the air conditioner checked before
the weather gets hot. Lack of refrigerant
may make the air conditioner less
efficient. Consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer for refrigerant inspection.
The air conditioner is filled with
HFC134a (R134a), a refrigerant that will
not damage the ozone layer.
If the air conditioner is low on refrigerant
or has a malfunction, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
qReplacement of the Cabin Air Filter
If your vehicle is equipped with an air
filter for the air conditioner, it is necessary
to change the filter periodically as
indicated in scheduled maintenance (page
8-3). Consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer for replacement of the cabin air
filter.
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Vent Operation
Knob
Close
Open
qAdjusting the Vents
Directing airflow
You can direct air flow by moving the adjustment knob.
Horizontal air flow can be adjusted by pressing the vent left or right.
Opening/closing vents
These vents can be opened and closed with wheel.
NOTE
When using the air conditioner, mist may come out from the vents. This is not a sign of
trouble but a result of humid air being suddenly cooled.
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qSelecting the Airflow Mode
Dashboard Vents
Defroster and Floor Vents
Dashboard and Floor Vents
Defroster Vents
Floor Vents
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Types of the Climate Control System
Manual type and fully automatic type climate control systems are explained separately.
Check your vehicle's climate control type and read the appropriate pages.
Manual Type ............................................................................................................ page 6-6
Fully Automatic Type ............................................................................................. page 6-11
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Manual Type í
Temperature control dial
Fan control dial
Mode selector dial
A/C switch
Air intake selector
Some models.
qControl Switches
Fan control dial
Temperature control dial
Cold
Hot
This dial controls temperature. Turn it
clockwise for hot and counterclockwise
for cold.
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This dial allows variable fan speeds.
0―Fan off
1―Low speed
2―Medium low speed
3―Medium high speed
4―High speed
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Mode selector dial
NOTE
The air conditioner may not function
when the outside temperature
approaches 0 °C (32 °F).
Air intake selector
Turn the mode selector dial to select
airflow mode (page 6-4).
NOTE
l
l
If you want to slightly adjust the
airflow amount, set the mode
selector dial at .
For example, when the mode selector
position between the
dial is at the
and
positions, airflow from
the floor vent is less than that of the
position.
A/C switch
í
This switch controls the source of air
entering the vehicle.
Press the
switch to alternate
between the outside air and recirculated
air modes.
It is recommended that under normal
conditions the switch be kept in the
outside air mode.
Outside air mode (Indicator light is off)
Outside air is taken into the vehicle. Use
this mode for normal ventilation and
heating.
Recirculated air mode (Indicator light
is on)
Push the A/C switch to turn the air
conditioner on. The indicator light on the
switch will illuminate when the fan
control dial is set at position 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Push the switch once again to turn the air
conditioner off.
Outside air is shut off. Air within the
vehicle is recirculated.
This mode can be used when driving on a
dusty road or in similar conditions. It also
helps to provide quicker cooling of the
interior.
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WARNING
Do not use the recirculated air mode
in cold or rainy weather:
Using the recirculated air mode in
cold or rainy weather is dangerous as
it will cause the windows to fog up.
Your vision will be hampered, which
could lead to a serious accident.
qHeating
NOTE
l
If the windshield fogs up easily, set
the mode selector dial to the
position.
l
If cooler air is desired at face level,
set the mode selector dial at the
position and adjust the temperature
control dial to maintain maximum
comfort.
l
The air to the floor is warmer than
air to the face (except when the
temperature control dial is set at the
extreme hot or cold position).
l
In the ,
, or
position, the
air conditioner is automatically
turned on (however, the indicator
light does not illuminate) and the
outside air mode is automatically
selected to defrost the windshield.
or
position, the
In the
outside air mode cannot be changed
to the recirculated air mode.
1. Set the mode selector dial to the
position.
2. Set the temperature control dial to the
hot position.
3. Set the fan control dial to the desired
speed.
qCooling (With Air Conditioner) í
1. Set the mode selector dial to the
position.
2. Set the temperature control dial to the
cold position.
3. Set the fan control dial to the desired
speed.
4. Turn on the air conditioner by pressing
the A/C switch.
5. Adjust the fan control dial and
temperature control dial to maintain
maximum comfort.
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CAUTION
When using the air conditioner while
driving up long hills or in heavy traffic,
closely monitor the temperature gauge
(page 5-30).
The air conditioner may cause engine
overheating. If the gauge indicates
overheating, turn the air conditioner off
(page 7-13).
NOTE
l
When maximum cooling is desired,
set the temperature control dial to the
extreme cold position and set the air
intake selector to the recirculated air
mode, then set the fan control dial to
position 4.
l
If warmer air is desired at floor level,
set the mode selector dial at the
position and adjust the temperature
control dial to maintain maximum
comfort.
l
The air to the floor is warmer than
air to the face (except when the
temperature control dial is set at the
extreme hot or cold position).
qWindshield Defrosting and Defogging
1. Set the mode selector dial to the
position.
2. Set the temperature control dial to the
desired position.
3. Set the fan control dial to the desired
speed.
WARNING
Do not defog the windshield using the
position with the temperature
control set to the cold position:
position with the
Using the
temperature control set to the cold
position is dangerous as it will cause
the outside of the windshield to fog up.
Your vision will be hampered, which
could lead to a serious accident. Set
the temperature control to the hot or
warm position when using the
position.
qVentilation
1. Set the mode selector dial to the
position.
2. Set the air intake selector to the outside
air mode.
3. Set the temperature control dial to the
desired position.
4. Set the fan control dial to the desired
speed.
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NOTE
NOTE
l
For maximum defrosting, set the
temperature control dial to the
extreme hot position and the fan
control dial to position 4.
l
If warm air is desired at the floor, set
the mode selector dial to the
position.
l
In the ,
, or
position, the
air conditioner is automatically
turned on (however, the indicator
light does not illuminate) and the
outside air mode is automatically
selected to defrost the windshield.
or
position, the
In the
outside air mode cannot be changed
to the recirculated air mode.
qDehumidifying (With Air
Conditioner) í
Operate the air conditioner in cool or cold
weather to help defog the windshield and
side windows.
1. Set the mode selector dial to the
desired position.
2. Set the air intake selector to the outside
air mode.
3. Set the temperature control dial to the
desired position.
4. Set the fan control dial to the desired
speed.
5. Turn on the air conditioner by pressing
the A/C switch.
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One of the functions of the air
conditioner is dehumidifying the air
and, to use this function, the
temperature does not have to be set to
cold. Therefore, set the temperature
control dial to the desired position (hot
or cold) and turn on the air conditioner
when you want to dehumidify the cabin
air.
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Fully Automatic Type í
Climate control information is displayed on the information display.
Mode selector switch
Fan control dial
Temperature control dial
Windshield defroster switch
OFF switch
Auto switch
AMB (Ambient
Temperature) switch
A/C switch
Air intake selector
qControl Switches
AUTO switch
l
Selection of airflow mode
l
Outside/Recirculated air selection
l
Air conditioner operation
l
A/C or A/C ECON selection
By pressing the AUTO switch the
following functions will be automatically
controlled in accordance with the set
temperature:
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Airflow temperature
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Amount of airflow
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Fan control dial
NOTE
AUTO switch indicator light
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When on, it indicates AUTO
operation, and the system will
function automatically.
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When off, it indicates the operation
of other switches such as the mode
selector switch, fan control dial, A/C
switch and windshield defroster
switch. Other functions will continue
to operate automatically.
Slow
Fast
The fan has seven speeds. The selected
speed will be displayed.
Mode selector switch
OFF switch
The desired airflow mode can be selected
(page 6-4).
Pressing the OFF switch shuts off the
climate control system.
Temperature control dial
Cold
NOTE
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With the airflow mode set to
position and the temperature control
dial set at a medium temperature,
heated air is directed to the feet and a
comparably lower air temperature
will flow through the central, left and
right vents.
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To set the air vent to
, press the
windshield defroster switch.
Hot
This dial controls temperature.Turn it
clockwise for hot and counterclockwise
for cold.
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A/C switch
Recirculated air position (with
indicator light on)
Use this position when going through
tunnels, driving in congested traffic (high
engine exhaust areas) or when quick
cooling is desired.
With the AUTO or fan control dial ON,
press the A/C switch to select the air
conditioning (cooling/dehumidifying
functions) on or off.
NOTE
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Selection of A/C and A/C ECON is
done automatically. Although air
conditioning and defogging ability is
reduced, the A/C ECON function is
designed to economize use of the air
conditioning system.
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The air conditioner may not function
when the outside temperature
approaches 0 °C (32 °F). (Indicator
remains on even when system is off.)
Outside air position (with indicator
light off)
Use this position for normal conditions
and defogging.
WARNING
Do not use the
position in cold
or rainy weather:
position in cold or
Using the
rainy weather is dangerous as it will
cause the windows to fog up. Your
vision will be hampered, which could
lead to a serious accident.
AMB (Ambient Temperature) switch
Air intake selector
Press the AMB switch to display the
ambient temperature.
Outside or recirculated air positions can
be selected. Press the switch to select
outside/recirculated air positions.
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NOTE
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The displayed ambient temperature
may vary from the actual ambient
temperature depending on the
surrounding area and vehicle
conditions.
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Press the AMB switch 2 seconds or
more to switch the display from
Fahrenheit to Centigrade or vice
versa.
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Press the AMB switch again to
switch the display from ambient
temperature to the temperature set
for the air conditioner.
qOperation of Automatic Air
Conditioning
1. Press the AUTO switch. Selection of
the airflow mode, air intake selector
and amount of airflow will be
automatically controlled.
2. Use the temperature control dial to
select a desired temperature.
Windshield defroster switch
Cold
Press the switch to defrost the windshield
and front door windows.
Hot
To turn off the system, press the OFF
switch.
NOTE
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Setting the temperature to maximum
high or low will not provide the
desired temperature at a faster rate.
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When selecting heat, the system will
restrict airflow until it has warmed to
prevent cold air from blowing out of
the vents.
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qWindshield Defrosting and Defogging
qSunlight/Temperature Sensor
The fully automatic air conditioner
function measures inside and outside
temperatures, and sunlight. It then sets
temperatures inside the passenger
compartment accordingly.
CAUTION
Do not obstruct either sensor, otherwise
the automatic air conditioner will not
operate properly.
Press the windshield defroster switch.
In this position, the outside air position is
automatically selected, and the air
conditioner automatically turns on. The
air conditioner will directly dehumidify
the air to the front windshield and side
windows (page 6-4). Airflow amount will
be increased.
Sunlight sensor
WARNING
Set the temperature control to the hot
or warm position when defogging (
position):
position with the
Using the
temperature control set to the cold
position is dangerous as it will cause
the outside of the windshield to fog up.
Your vision will be hampered, which
could lead to a serious accident.
NOTE
Interior temperature sensor
Use the temperature control dial to
increase the air flow temperature and
defog the windshield more quickly.
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Antenna
qDetachable Type
To remove the antenna, turn it
counterclockwise.
To install the antenna, turn it clockwise.
Make sure the antenna is securely
installed.
Install
Remove
Operating Tips for Audio
System
WARNING
Do not adjust the audio control
switches while driving the vehicle:
Adjusting the audio while driving the
vehicle is dangerous as it could
distract your attention from the vehicle
operation which could lead to a
serious accident. Always adjust the
audio while the vehicle is stopped.
Even if the audio control switches are
equipped on the steering wheel, learn
to use the switches without looking
down at them so that you can keep
your maximum attention on the road
while driving the vehicle.
CAUTION
CAUTION
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To prevent damage to the antenna,
remove it before entering a car wash
facility or passing beneath a low
overhead clearance.
For the purposes of safe driving, adjust
the audio volume to a level that allows
you to hear sounds outside of the
vehicle.
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Be careful around the antenna when
removing snow from the roof.
Otherwise the antenna could be
damaged.
NOTE
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Do not use the audio for long periods
of time while the engine is off.
Otherwise the battery could go dead.
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If a cellular phone or CB radio is
used in or near the vehicle, it could
cause noise to occur from the audio
system, however, this does not
indicate that the system has been
damaged.
NOTE
When leaving your vehicle unattended,
we recommend that you remove the
antenna and store it inside the vehicle.
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qRadio Reception
AM characteristics
AM signals bend around such things as
buildings or mountains and bounce off the
ionosphere. Therefore, they can reach
longer distances than FM signals. Because
of this, two stations may sometimes be
picked up on the same frequency at the
same time.
Signals from an FM transmitter are similar
to beams of light because they do not
bend around corners, but they do reflect.
Unlike AM signals, FM signals cannot
travel beyond the horizon. Therefore, FM
stations cannot be received at the great
distances possible with AM reception.
Ionosphere
FM wave
AM wave
Ionosphere
FM wave
100—200 km (60—120 miles)
Station 1
Station 2
FM characteristics
An FM broadcast range is usually about
40―50 km (25―30 miles) from the
source. Because of extra coding needed to
break the sound into two channels, stereo
FM has even less range than monaural
(non-stereo) FM.
FM Station
40—50km
(25—30 miles)
Atmospheric conditions can also affect
FM reception. High humidity will cause
poor reception. However, cloudy days
may provide better reception than clear
days.
Multipath noise
Since FM signals can be reflected by
obstructions, it is possible to receive both
the direct signal and the reflected signal at
the same time. This causes a slight delay
in reception and may be heard as a broken
sound or a distortion. This problem may
also be encountered when in close
proximity to the transmitter.
Reflected wave
Direct
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Flutter/Skip noise
Signals from an FM transmitter move in
straight lines and become weak in valleys
between tall buildings, mountains, and
other obstacles. When a vehicle passes
through such an area, the reception
conditions may change suddenly, resulting
in annoying noise.
Strong signal noise
This occurs very close to a transmitter
tower. The broadcast signals are
extremely strong, so the result is noise and
sound breakup at the radio receiver.
Station drift noise
Weak signal noise
In suburban areas, broadcast signals
become weak because of distance from
the transmitter. Reception in such fringe
areas is characterized by sound breakup.
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When a vehicle reaches the area of two
strong stations broadcasting at similar
frequencies, the original station may be
temporarily lost and the second station
picked up. At this time there will be some
noise from this disturbance.
Station 1
88.1 MHz
Station 2
88.3 MHz
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qOperating Tips for Cassette Tape
Player
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If the cassette tape is loose, it may
produce poor sound or performance
during playback. Use a pencil or
something similar to remove any slack.
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Only cassette tapes that play no longer
than 90 minutes should be used.
Cassette tape exceeding 90 minutes are
thin and may easily break.
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Do not leave a cassette tape in the tape
player slot when not in use. Remove it
completely to permit the slot door to
close and to protect the mechanism
from dust.
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Store cassette tapes away from extreme
heat, magnetic fields, and direct
sunlight. Protect the exposed cassette
tape from dirt and damage. Store
cassette tapes in their original cases or
other protective cases.
Cleaning the cassette tape player
The tape head, capstans, and pinch rollers
will gather oxide residue from cassette
tapes. This can cause weak or wavering
sounds and damage to the cassette tapes
and player. Use a good quality headcleaning tape or a liquid cleaner cassette
tape to remove it.
Should the unit not operate normally,
consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Never attempt to repair it or insert a
screwdriver or anything else.
Handling the cassette tape player
The following precautions should be
observed.
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Do not spill any liquid on the audio
system.
Do not insert any objects, other than
cassette tape, into the slot.
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qOperating Tips for CD Player/InDash CD Changer
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The CD revolves at high speed within
the unit. Defective (cracked or badly
bent) CDs should never be used.
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Do not use non-conventional discs
such as heart-shaped, octagonal discs,
etc. The disc may not eject resulting in
a malfunction.
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If the memory portion of the CD is
transparent or translucent, do not use
the disc.
Condensation phenomenon
Immediately after turning on the heater
when the vehicle is cold, the CD or
optical components (prism and lens) in the
CD player/In-dash CD changer may
become clouded with condensation. At
this time, the CD will eject immediately
when placed in the unit. A clouded CD
can be corrected simply by wiping it with
a soft cloth. Clouded optical components
will clear naturally in about an hour. Wait
for normal operation to return before
attempting to use the unit.
Handling the CD player/In-dash CD
changer
The following precautions should be
observed.
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Do not spill any liquid on the audio
system.
Do not insert any objects, other than
CDs, into the slot.
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A new CD may have rough edges on
its inner and outer perimeters. If a disc
with rough edges is used, proper
setting will not be possible and the CD
player/In-dash CD changer will not
play the CD. In addition, the disc may
not eject resulting in a malfunction.
Remove the rough edges in advance by
using a ball-point pen or pencil as
shown below. To remove the rough
edges, rub the side of the pen or pencil
against the inner and outer perimeter of
the CD.
CD Player
In-dash CD changer
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Be sure never to touch the signal
surface when handling the CDs. Pick
up a CD by grasping the outer edge or
the edge of the hole and the outer edge.
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When driving over uneven surfaces,
the sound may jump.
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The CD player/In-dash CD changer has
been designed to play CDs bearing the
identification logo as shown. No other
discs can be played.
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Do not stick paper or tape on the CD.
Avoid scratching the reverse side (the
side without a label). The disc may not
eject resulting in a malfunction.
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Use discs that have been legitimately
produced. If illegally-copied discs such
as pirated discs are used, the system
may not operate properly.
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Dust, finger smudges, and dirt can
decrease the amount of light reflected
from the signal surface, thus affecting
sound quality. If the CD should
become soiled, gently wipe it with a
soft cloth from the center of the CD to
the edge.
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Do not use record sprays, antistatic
agents, or household spray cleaners.
Volatile chemicals such as benzine and
thinner can also damage the surface of
the CD and must not be used. Anything
that can damage, warp, or fog plastic
should never be used to clean CDs.
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Insert discs one by one. If two discs are
inserted at the same time, the system
may not operate properly.
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CD TEXT textual information cannot
be displayed by audio units other than
the In-dash CD changer (MP3 support
type only). (Only playback is possible.)
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The following player can play MP3
files recorded in CD-ROM, CD-R, and
CD-RW.
· In-dash CD changer (MP3 file
support type only)
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The CD player/In-dash CD changer
ejects the CD if the CD is inserted
upside down. Also dirty and/or
defective CDs may be ejected.
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An 8 cm (3 in) CD can be played in the
CD player.
The In-dash CD changer is specially
made for 12 cm (5 in) CDs.
An 8 cm (3 in) CD can be played in the
In-dash CD changer (MP3 file support
type only) if an 8 cm (3 in) CD adapter
is used.
If an 8 cm (3 in) CD adapter is not
used, the In-dash CD changer (MP3
file support type only) may be
damaged. Always use a CD adapter.
An 8 cm (3 in) CD cannot be played in
the In-dash CD changer (MP3 file nonsupport type only) even if an 8 cm (3
in) CD adapter is used.
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Do not insert cleaning discs in the CD
player/In-dash CD changer.
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Do not insert any disc with a peel-off
seal affixed to it.
Handling the In-dash CD changer
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This unit may not be able to play
certain CD-R/CD-RWs made using a
computer or music CD recorder due to
disc characteristics, scratches,
smudges, dirt, etc., or due to dust or
condensation on the lens inside the
unit.
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Storing CDs in the vehicle exposed to
direct sunlight or high temperature may
damage the CD-R/CD-RWs, and make
them unplayable.
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CD-R/CD-RW exceeding 700 MB
cannot be played.
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This unit may not be able to play
certain discs made using a computer
due to the application (writing
software) setting used. (For details,
consult the store where the application
was purchased.)
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It is possible that certain text data, such
as titles, recorded on a CD-R/CD-RW
may not be displayed when musical
data (CD-DA) is playing.
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The period from when a CD-RW is
inserted to when it begins playing is
longer than a normal CD or CD-R.
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Completely read the instruction manual
and cautions for CD-R/CD-RWs.
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Do not use discs with cellophane tape
adhering, partially peeled off labels, or
adhesive material exuding from the
edges of the CD label. Also, do not use
discs with a commercially-available
CD-R label affixed. The disc may not
eject resulting in a malfunction.
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qOperating tips for MP3
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This unit can play MP3 files that have
been recorded in bit rates of 8 kbps to
320 kbps. Nonetheless, to insure
enjoyment of music with consistent
sound quality, it is recommended to use
discs that have been recorded at a bit
rate of 128 kbps or more.
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If a disc has both music data (CD-DA)
and MP3 files, playback of the two file
types differs depending on how the
disc was recorded.
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Packet written discs cannot be played
on this unit.
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This unit does not play CDs recorded
using MP3i (MP3 interactive), MP3
PRO and RIFF MP3 formats.
NOTE
Supply of this product only conveys a
license for private, non-commercial use
and does not convey a license nor imply
any right to use this product in any
commercial (i.e. revenue-generating)
real time broadcasting (terrestrial,
satellite, cable and/or any other media),
broadcasting/streaming via the Internet,
intranets and/or other networks or in
other electronic content distribution
systems, such as pay-audio or audio-ondemand applications. An independent
license for such use is required. For
details, please visit http://
www.mp3licensing.com.
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This audio system handles MP3 files
that have been recorded on CD-R/CDRW/CD-ROMs. Discs that have been
recorded using the following formats
can be played:
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ISO 9660 level 1
ISO 9660 level 2
Joliet extended format
Romeo extended format
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This unit handles MP3 files
conforming to the MP3 format
containing both header frames and data
frames.
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This unit can play multi-session
recorded discs that have up to 99
sessions.
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This unit can play MP3s with sampling
frequencies of 16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48
kHz.
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About folders and files
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The order of hierarchy for MP3 files
and folders during playback or other
functions is from shallow to deep. The
arrangement and playing order of a
recorded disc containing MP3 files is
as follows:
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File number
A numerical file number is assigned
to each file in a folder in the order of
hierarchy from shallow to deep.
Folder number
A numerical folder number is
assigned to each folder in the order
of hierarchy from shallow to deep.
Folder
No.
01
02
04
3
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MP3 files not conforming to the MP3
format containing both header frames
and data frames will be skipped and
not played.
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This unit will play MP3 files that have
up to eight levels. However, the more
levels a disc has, the longer it will take
to initially start playing. It is
recommended to record discs with two
levels or less.
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A single disc with up to 999 files can
be played and a single folder with up to
255 files can be played.
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When naming an MP3 file, be sure to
add an MP3 file extension (.mp3) after
the file name.
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The maximum number of characters
that can be used for file names is as
follows. However, this unit will only
display up to 30 characters, including
the file extension (.mp3).
03
2
05
4
06
5
1
ISO9660 level 1
ISO9660 level 2
Joliet extended
format
Romeo extended
format
Maximum number of
characters in a file name
(including a separator “.”
and the three letters of the
file extension)
12*
31*
64
128
* English one-byte characters (capitalized only) and
underbar “_” are available.
Level1 Level2 Level3 Level4
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The folder order is automatically
assigned and this order cannot be
optionally set.
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Any folder without an MP3 file will be
ignored. (It will be skipped and the
folder number will not be displayed.)
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CAUTION
This unit can only play MP3 files that
have an MP3 file extension (.mp3)
attached. Do not attach an MP3 file
extension to any other type file as it
could cause noise to be emitted or a
malfunction in the unit.
About ID3 Tag display
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This unit can only display ID3 Tag
album, track and artist names that have
been input using Ver1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3
formats. Any other data that may have
been input cannot be displayed.
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This unit can only display English
(including numerals) one-byte
characters. Use only English (including
numerals) one-byte characters when
inputting ID3 tags. Two-byte characters
and some special symbols cannot be
displayed.
Specialized glossary
MP3
Abbreviation for “MPEG Audio Layer 3”.
A technical standard for audio
compression as decided by an ISO
(International Organization for
Standardization) MPEG working group.
Use of MP3 allows for audio data to be
compressed to approximately a tenth of
the source data size.
ISO 9660
An international standard for logical
formatting of CD-ROM files and folders.
It is divided into three separate levels
based on differences in file naming
procedures, data configuration and other
characteristics.
Multi-session
A session is the complete amount of data
recorded from the beginning to the end of
a single period of CD-ROM, CD-R/CDRW data recording. Multi-session refers to
the existence of data from two or more
sessions on a single disc.
Sampling
Refers to the process of encoding analog
audio data at regular intervals and
converting it to digital data. The sampling
rate refers to the number of times a
sample is taken in one second and is
expressed in Hz units. Increasing the
sampling rate improves the sound quality
but also increases the data size.
Bit rate
Refers to the volume of data per second,
expressed in bps (bits per second).
Generally, the larger the number of the
transfer bit rate when compressing an
MP3 file, the more information regarding
musical reproduction it carries, and
therefore the better the sound quality.
Packet writing
A general term for the method, similar to
that used for floppy discs or hard drives,
of recording the required file in a single
increment on a CD-R and similar.
ID3 Tag
ID3 tag is a method for storing
information related to the music in an
MP3 file. Information such as track, artist
and album name can be stored. This
content can be freely edited using ID3
editing function software.
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VBR
Abbreviation for Variable Bit Rate. While
CBR (Constant Bit Rate) is generally
used, VBR varies the bit rate for audio
compression according to compression
conditions and this allows for
compression with preference given to
sound quality.
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Audio Set
Audio information is displayed on the information display.
In-Dash CD Changer (Music CD Player)
CD Player
In-Dash CD Changer (Music CD/MP3 CD Player)
Cassette Tape Player
Illustration is of a representative audio unit.
Power/Volume/Sound Controls .............................................................................. page 6-28
Operating the Radio ............................................................................................... page 6-30
Operating the Cassette Tape Player ........................................................................ page 6-34
Operating the Compact Disc (CD) Player .............................................................. page 6-36
Operating the In-Dash CD Changer ....................................................................... page 6-38
Error Indications ..................................................................................................... page 6-44
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qPower/Volume/Sound Controls
Power/Volume dial
Power ON/OFF
Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or
ON position.
Press the power/volume dial to turn the
audio system on.
Press the power/volume dial again to turn
the audio system off.
Audio control dial
Turn the power/volume dial to the right to
increase volume, to the left to decrease it.
Audio sound adjustment
1. Press the audio control dial to select the
function. The selected function will be
indicated.
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NOTE
To prevent the battery from being
discharged, do not leave the audio
system on for a long period of time
when the engine is not running.
Volume adjustment
To adjust the volume, turn the power/
volume dial.
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Depending on the mode selected, the
indication changes.
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2. Turn the audio control dial to adjust the
selected functions as follows:
Indication
Turn Left Turn Right
The following four modes are available.
Select the desired mode.
Mode
Volume change
Select mode
No change
Decrease
Increase
bass
bass
Decrease
Increase
treble
treble
Shift the
Shift the
sound to the sound to the
front
rear
Shift the
Shift the
sound to the sound to the
left
right
Minimum
OFF
Medium
Maximum
Turn the audio control dial to select the
ALC OFF, ALC LEVEL1―3 mode. The
selected mode will be indicated.
ON
NOTE
About 5 seconds after selecting any
mode, the volume function will be
automatically selected. To reset bass,
treble, fade, and balance, press the
audio control dial for 2 seconds. The
unit will beep and “CLEAR” will be
displayed.
BEEP setting
Automatic Level Control (ALC)
The automatic level control is a feature
that automatically adjusts audio volume
and sound quality according to the vehicle
speed.
The volume increases in accordance with
the increase in vehicle speed, and
decreases as vehicle speed decreases.
The beep-sound when operating the audio
system can be set on or off.
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qOperating the Radio
Band selector button
Satellite button
Electric serial number
Channel
preset
buttons
Auto
memory
button
Scan button
Seek tuning buttons
Radio ON
Press a band selector button (
turn the radio on.
Manual tuning dial
Tuning
) to
Band selection
Successively pressing the band selector
) switches the bands as
button (
follows: FM1→FM2→AM.
The selected mode will be indicated. If
FM stereo is being received, “ST” will be
displayed.
The radio has the following tuning
methods: Manual, Seek, Scan, Preset
channel, and Auto memory tuning. The
easiest way to tune stations is to set them
on preset channels.
NOTE
If the power supply is interrupted (fuse
blows or the battery is disconnected),
the preset channels will be canceled.
NOTE
Manual tuning
If the FM broadcast signal becomes
weak, reception automatically changes
from STEREO to MONO for reduced
noise, and the “ST” indicator will go
out.
Turning the manual tuning dial will
change the frequency higher or lower.
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Seek tuning
Pressing the seek tuning button ( , )
will cause the tuner to seek a higher or
lower frequency automatically.
NOTE
If you continue to press and hold the
button, the frequency will continue
changing without stopping.
Scan tuning
) to
Press the scan button (
automatically sample strong stations.
Scanning stops at each station for about 5
seconds. To hold a station, press the scan
) again during this interval.
button (
Preset channel tuning
The 6 preset channels can be used to store
6 AM and 12 FM stations.
1. To set a channel first select AM, FM1,
or FM2. Tune to the desired station.
2. Depress a channel preset button for
about 2 seconds until a beep sound is
heard. The preset channel number and
station frequency will be displayed.
The station is now held in the memory.
Auto memory tuning
This is especially useful when driving in
an area where the local stations are not
known. Additional AM/FM stations can
be stored without disturbing the
previously set channels.
Press and hold the auto memory button
) for about 2 seconds until a beep
(
sound is heard; the system will
automatically scan and temporarily store
up to 6 stations with the strongest
frequencies in each selected band in that
area.
After scanning is completed, the station
with the strongest frequency will be tuned
and its frequency displayed.
Press and release the auto memory button
) to recall stations from the auto(
stored stations. One stored station will be
selected each time; its frequency and
channel number will be displayed.
NOTE
If no stations can be tuned after
scanning operations, “A” will be
displayed.
3. Repeat this operation for the other
stations and bands you want to store.
To tune one in the memory, select AM,
FM1, or FM2 and then press its
channel preset button. The station
frequency and the channel number will
be displayed.
NOTE
If the power supply is interrupted (fuse
blows or the battery is disconnected),
the preset channels will be canceled.
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SATELLITE RADIO (SAT)
Vehicles equipped with the separately
purchased SIRIUS digital satellite radio
unit have the ability to receive up to 100
channels of digital quality programming
coast to coast via satellite. For information
on use, read the Satellite Radio Kit
manual accompanying the SIRIUS digital
satellite radio unit. A subscription to
SIRIUS digital satellite radio service is
required (available in the U.S. - Except
Alaska and Hawaii) to enable this feature
once the separately purchased SIRIUS
digital satellite radio unit has been
installed. For subscription information or
digital satellite radio technical issues
contact SIRIUS directly at:
- Web: www.siriusradio.com
- Phone (24 hrs/day, 7 days/week): 888539-SIRI (7474)
- E-mail: customercare@sirius-radio.com
- Mailing Address: Sirius Satellite Radio
1221 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 10020
Attention: Customer Care
Include your Sirius Radio ESN
(Electronic Serial Number) when
subscribing or requesting technical
assistance. See the Satellite Radio Kit
manual accompanying the SIRIUS unit
for complete satellite radio activation
procedures and information on how to
display the ESN#.
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qOperating the Cassette Tape Player í
Program button
Cassette tape play button
Repeat button
Fastforward
button
Rewind
button
APC
button:(next
program)
(one being
played)
Cassette tape slot
Dolby NR button
Cassette tape eject button
Cassette tape insert
Dolby noise reduction
Insert the cassette tape into the slot, open
edge to the right and cassette tape will
begin play, and “TAPE PLAY” will be
displayed. At the end of the cassette tape,
the unit automatically reverses cassette
is lit, the cassette
tape play. When
is lit,
tape's top side is playing. When
the bottom side is on.
When using a tape with Dolby NR*, push
the Dolby NR button ( ). The
symbol will be displayed. To play a tape
without Dolby NR, push the button once
again.
Playing
Press the cassette tape play button
) to start play when a cassette tape
(
is in the unit. If there isn't a cassette tape
in the unit when the cassette tape play
) is pressed, “NO TAPE”
button (
will flash on and off.
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* Noise reduction system manufactured
under license from Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
Dolby and the double-D symbol
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
Ejecting the cassette tape
Press the cassette tape eject button (
eject the cassette tape.
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NOTE
NOTE
The cassette tape can be ejected when
the ignition switch is in the OFF
position.
APC may not operate properly if:
Fast-forward/Rewind
Press the fast-forward button (
) to
fast-forward.
) to rewind.
Press the rewind button (
To stop this operation and play the
cassette tape, press the button again.
NOTE
When the cassette tape ends during fastforward or rewind, it automatically
stops and starts playing.
Reversing
Press the program button (
) to
change cassette tape-play direction.
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A tape was recorded at a low level.
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A tape has long, silent intervals.
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A tape is a live recording.
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A tape has very short intervals of
less than 3 seconds.
Repeat play
This operation makes it possible to listen
to a selection repeatedly.
) during play.
Press the repeat button (
The current selection playing will be
repeated (“RPT” will be displayed).
) once again
Press the repeat button (
to cancel repeat play.
NOTE
RPT may not operate properly if:
NOTE
When the cassette tape ends, the unit
automatically reverses play.
Automatic program control (APC)
APC is used to find the beginning of
either the next program or the one being
played.
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A tape was recorded at a low level.
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A tape has long, silent intervals.
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A tape is a live recording.
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A tape has very short intervals of
less than 3 seconds.
Press the APC button ( ) to the
beginning of the next selection.
Press the APC button ( ) to the
beginning of the one being played. To
stop this operation and play the cassette
tape, press the button again.
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qOperating the Compact Disc (CD) Player í
Load button CD slot
CD play button
CD eject button
Repeat button
Fast-forward button
Reverse button
Track up button
Track down button
Scan button
Random button
Inserting the CD
Ejecting the CD
Insert the CD into the slot, label-side up.
The auto-loading mechanism will set the
CD and begin play. There will be a short
lapse before play begins while the player
reads the digital signals on the CD.
Press the CD eject button (
CD.
Playing
Press the CD play button ( ) to start
play when a CD is in the unit.
If there isn't a CD in the unit when the CD
play button ( ) is pressed, “NO DISC”
will flash on and off.
NOTE
When the load button (
) is pressed,
the CD will load and play even if the
CD eject button ( ) had been
previously pressed.
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Fast-forward/Reverse
Press and hold the fast-forward button
) to advance through a track at high
(
speed.
)
Press and hold the reverse button (
to reverse through a track at high speed.
Track search
Press the track up button ( ) once to skip
forward to the beginning of the next track.
Press the track down button ( ) once to
skip back to the beginning of the current
track.
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Music scan
This feature helps to find a program by
playing about the first 10 seconds of each
track.
Press the scan button (
) during play
to start scan play operation (the track
number will flash).
) once again
Press the scan button (
to cancel scan play.
NOTE
If the unit is left in scan, normal play
will resume where scan was selected.
Repeat play
This feature makes it possible to listen to
a selection repeatedly.
Press the repeat button (
) during play.
The current selection will be repeated
(“RPT” will be displayed).
) once again
Press the repeat button (
to cancel repeat play.
Random play
This feature allows the CD player to
randomly select the order of the songs.
Press the random button (
) during
play. The next selection will be randomly
selected (“RDM” will be displayed).
) once
Press the random button (
again to cancel random play.
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qOperating the In-Dash CD Changer í
(Music CD player)
(Music CD/MP3 CD player)
Load button
CD slot Repeat button
CD play button
CD eject button
Fast-forward
button
Channel
preset
buttons
Reverse button
Track up button
Disc down
button
Disc up
button
Track down
button
Scan button
Random button
There are two types of In-dash CD
changers. Check which In-dash CD
changer type you own.
Type
Music CD player
Music CD/MP3 CD
player
Playable data
· Music data (CD-DA)
· Music data (CD-DA)
· MP3 file
NOTE
If a disc has both music data (CD-DA)
and MP3 files, playback of the two file
types differs depending on how the disc
was recorded.
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Inserting the CD
The CD must be label-side up when
inserting. The auto-loading mechanism
will set the CD and begin play. There will
be a short lapse before play begins while
the player reads the digital signals on the
CD.
The disc number and the track number
will be displayed.
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NOTE
NOTE
The CD will begin playback
automatically after insertion.
A CD cannot be inserted while the
display reads “WAIT”. A beeping
sound can be heard during this waiting
time. Simultaneously pressing the
power/volume dial and the load button
) for about 2 seconds will turn
(
this beeping sound ON or OFF.
The first-inserted CD will be played
automatically when:
Normal insertion
1. Press the load button (
).
2. When “IN” is displayed, insert the CD.
Inserting CDs into desired tray number
)
1. Press and hold the load button (
for about 2 seconds until a beep sound
is heard.
2. Press the channel preset button for the
desired tray number while “WAIT” is
displayed.
3. When “IN” is displayed, insert the CD.
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No other CD is inserted within 15
seconds after “IN” is displayed.
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The CD trays are full.
Displaying the CD-inserted tray
number
When you want to know the number for a
CD-inserted tray, press the display button
). The tray number will be displayed
(
for 5 seconds.
Ejecting the CD
Normal ejection
1. Press the CD eject button ( ). The
disc number and “DISC” “OUT” will
be displayed.
2. Pull out the CD.
NOTE
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When the CD is ejected during play,
the next CD will be played
automatically.
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(Music CD player)
If the CD is not removed from the
slot within approximately 10 seconds
after ejection, it will be re- inserted
automatically.
NOTE
The CD cannot be inserted to the
desired tray number if the number is
already occupied.
Multiple insertion
)
1. Press and hold the load button (
for about 2 seconds until a beep sound
is heard.
2. When “IN” is displayed, insert the CD.
3. When “IN” is displayed again, insert
the next CD.
Ejecting CDs from desired tray number
1. Press and hold the CD eject button ( )
for about 2 seconds until a beep sound
is heard.
The “DISC” “OUT” display flashes.
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2. Press the channel preset button for the
desired CD number for less than 5
seconds after the beep sound is heard.
NOTE
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CDs will be ejected starting with the
one with the lowest number.
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All CDs in the tray will be ejected
continuously.
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CDs can be ejected when the ignition
switch is off. Press and hold the CD
eject button ( ) for about 2 seconds
and all CDs will eject.
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(Music CD player)
If the CD is not removed from the
slot within approximately 10 seconds
after ejection, it will be re- inserted
automatically.
3. Pull out the CD.
NOTE
(Music CD player)
If the CD is not removed from the slot
within approximately 10 seconds after
ejection, it will be re- inserted
automatically.
Multiple ejection
1. Press and hold the CD eject button ( )
for about 2 seconds until a beep sound
is heard.
The “DISC” “OUT” display flashes.
2. Press the CD eject button ( ) again
for less than 5 seconds after the beep
sound is heard.
NOTE
If the button is not pressed and about 5
seconds have elapsed while “DISC”
“OUT” is flashing, CDs are
automatically ejected.
3. Pull out the CD, then the next CD will
be ejected.
Playing
Press the CD play button ( ) to start
play when a CD is in the unit.
If there isn't a CD in the unit when the CD
play button ( ) is pressed, “NO DISC”
will flash on and off.
Fast-forward/Reverse
Press and hold the fast-forward button
) to advance through a track at high
(
speed.
)
Press and hold the reverse button (
to reverse through a track at high speed.
Track search
Press the track up button ( ) once to skip
forward to the beginning of the next track.
Press the track down button ( ) once to
skip back to the beginning of the current
track.
Disc search
During music CD playback
To change the disc, press the DISC button
or
) during playback.
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During MP3 CD playback
To change the disc, press the DISC button
or
) for 1.5 seconds or
(
more during playback.
Folder search (during MP3 CD
playback)
To change to the previous folder, press the
) for less than
folder down button (
1.5 seconds, or press the folder up button
) for less than 1.5 seconds to
(
advance to the next folder.
Music scan
This feature helps to find a program by
playing about the first 10 seconds of each
track.
) during play
Press the scan button (
to start scan play operation (the track
number will flash).
) once again
Press the scan button (
to cancel scan play.
NOTE
If the unit is left in scan, normal play
will resume where scan was selected.
During MP3 CD playback
(Track repeat)
) during
1. Press the repeat button (
playback to play the current track
repeatedly. “RPT” is displayed.
2. To cancel the repeat play, press the
button again after 3 seconds.
(Folder repeat)
) during
1. Press the repeat button (
playback, and then press the button
again within 3 seconds to play the
tracks in the current folder repeatedly.
“RPT” is displayed.
2. Press the button again to cancel the
repeat play.
Random play
Tracks are randomly selected and played.
During music CD playback
) during
1. Press the random button (
playback to play the tracks in the CD
randomly. “RDM” is displayed.
2. Press the button again to cancel the
random play.
Repeat play
During MP3 CD playback
During music CD playback
(Folder random)
) during
1. Press the repeat button (
playback to play the current track
repeatedly. “RPT” is displayed.
) during
1. Press the random button (
playback to play the tracks in the folder
randomly. “RDM” is displayed.
2. Press the button again to cancel the
repeat play.
2. To cancel the random play, press the
button again after 3 seconds.
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(CD random)
MP3 CD
) during
1. Press the random button (
playback, and then press the button
again within 3 seconds to play the
tracks in the CD randomly. “RDM” is
displayed.
Disc number/File
number/Elapsed
time display
Disc tray number
2. Press the button again to cancel the
random play.
Folder number/Track
number
Switching the display (Music CD/MP3
CD player)
Each time the display button (
) is
pressed during playback, the display will
switch in the following order.
Music CD
File name
Folder name
Album name (ID3 Tag)
Track number/Elapsed
time display
Song name (ID3 Tag)
Disc tray number
Artist name (ID3 Tag)
File name display
NOTE
Album name display
(MP3 CD)
Artist name display
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“NO TITLE” will be displayed when
the display is switched for a file
without a file, track or other name
input.
This unit can only read English
(including numerals) one-byte
characters. If any other character is
included, “NO TITLE” will be
displayed. Depending on the CD
writing software used, proper display
may not be possible.
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Display scroll (Music CD/MP3 CD
player)
Only 12 characters can be displayed at
one time. To display the rest of the
characters of a long title, turn the display
) to the right. Hidden
feed dial (
titles can be scrolled into the display one
character at a time.
NOTE
The displayable number of characters is
limited. If the number of characters,
including the file extension (.mp3),
exceeds 32 characters, it may not be
fully displayed.
Message display
If “CHECK CD” is displayed, it means
that there is some CD malfunction. Check
for damage, dirt, or smudges on the CD,
and then properly reinsert. If the message
appears again, take the unit to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer for service.
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qError Indications
If you see an error indication on the display, find the cause in the chart. If you cannot clear
the error indication, take the vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Indication
Cause
CD is inserted upside down
CHECK CD
CD is defective
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Solution
Insert the CD properly. If the error indication
does not disappear, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer
Insert another CD properly. If the error indication
does not disappear, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer
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Audio Control Switch
Operation (Steering Wheel) í
When the audio unit is turned on,
operation of the audio unit from the
steering wheel is possible.
With navigation system
Use the VOICE button for navigation
system sound operation.
For details, refer to
“NAVIGATION SYSTEM”.
NOTE
Because the audio unit will be turned
off under the following conditions, the
switches will be inoperable.
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When the ignition switch is turned to
the LOCK position.
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When the power button on the audio
unit is pressed and the audio unit is
turned off.
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When a cassette tape/CD being
played is ejected. (For the In-dash
CD changer, when all CDs are
ejected.)
Without navigation system
VOICE button
NOTE
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The VOICE button is operable with
the audio unit turned off.
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Mazda has installed this system to
prevent distraction while driving the
vehicle and using audio controls on
the dashboard.
Always make safe driving your first
priority.
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qAdjusting the Volume
To increase the volume, press the volume
button ( ).
To decrease the volume, press the volume
button ( ).
NOTE
Cassette tape, CD, CD changer, and
SIRIUS digital satellite radio modes
cannot be selected in the following
cases:
l
A cassette deck, CD, CD changer, or
SIRIUS digital satellite radio unit is
not equipped on the audio system.
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A cassette tape, or CD has not been
inserted.
qSeek Switch
qChanging the Source
Press the mode switch (
) to change
the audio source (FM1 radio> FM2 radio>
AM radio> CD player or CD changer>
Cassette tape player> SIRIUS1>
SIRIUS2> SIRIUS3> cyclical).
When listening to the radio
Press the seek switch ( , ), the radio
switches to the next/previous stored
station in the order that it was stored
(1―6).
Press the seek switch ( , ) for about 2
seconds until a beep sound is heard to
seek all usable stations at a higher or
lower frequency whether programmed or
not.
When playing a cassette tape
Press the seek switch ( ), release, and it
will advance to the next selection.
Press the seek switch ( ), release, and it
will repeat the selection being played.
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When playing a CD
Press the seek switch (
next track.
Press the seek switch (
current track.
) to skip to the
) to repeat the
qMute Switch
Press the mute switch ( ) once to mute
audio, press it again to resume audio
output.
NOTE
If the ignition switch is turned to the
LOCK position with the audio muted,
the mute will be canceled.
Therefore, when the engine is restarted,
the audio is not muted. To mute the
audio again, press the mute switch ( ).
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Safety Certification
This CD player is made and tested to meet exacting safety standards. It meets FCC
requirements and complies with safety performance standards of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
CAUTION
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This CD player should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified service
personnel.
If servicing is required, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those
specified herein may result in hazardous laser exposure. Never operate the CD player
with the top case of the unit removed.
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Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
NOTE
For CD player section:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
NOTE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation.
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Sunvisors
When you need a sunvisor, lower it for
use in front or swing it to the side.
Sunvisor
Interior Lights
qIlluminated Entry System
When the illuminated entry system
operates, the overhead light (switch is in
the DOOR position) turns on for:
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About 30 seconds after the driver's
door is unlocked and the ignition
switch is in the LOCK position (with
the ignition key removed).
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About 15 seconds after all doors are
closed.
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About 15 seconds after the ignition
switch is in the LOCK position (with
the ignition key removed) with all
doors closed.
qVanity Mirrors
To use the vanity mirror, lower the
sunvisor.
The light also turns off when:
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The ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and all doors are closed.
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The driver's door is locked.
NOTE
Battery saver
If any door is left opened, the light goes
out after about 30 minutes to save the
battery.
The light turns on again when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, or when any door is opened
after all doors have been closed.
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qOverhead Lights
qMap Lights
Front
The map lights are switched on or off by
pressing the switches.
Switches
Switch
Position
Front Overhead Lights
Light off
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Light on when any door is open
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Light on or off when the
illuminated entry system is on
qLuggage Compartment Light
Rear
Switch
Position
Luggage Compartment Light
Light off
Light on when the liftgate is open
Switch
Position
Rear Overhead Lights
Light off
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Light on when any door is open
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Light on or off when the
illuminated entry system is on
Light on
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Information Display
Clock
Audio display
Climate control display/
Ambient temperature display
qInformation Display Functions
The information display has the following functions:
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Clock
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Ambient Temperature Display (Outside Temperature Display, Fully Automatic Type)
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Climate Control Display (Fully Automatic Type)
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Audio Display
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qClock
When the ignition switch is in the ACC or
ON position, the time is displayed.
12:01―12:29→12:00
12:30―12:59→1:00
NOTE
When the SET switch is released, the
seconds are reset to “00”.
qAmbient Temperature Display
(Fully Automatic Type)
When the ignition switch is in the ON
position, press the AMB switch (page
6-11) to display the ambient temperature.
Time setting
1. Press the CLOCK switch until a beep
sounds, and “12Hr” and “24Hr” will be
displayed.
2. Press the SET switch to switch between
“12Hr” and “24Hr” displays. The
selected display will flash.
To select the desired clock setting,
press the CLOCK switch again while
the preferred setting is flashing.
3. “Hr. ADJUST” will be displayed next,
and the hour portion of the display will
flash. Press the SET switch to set the
hour, then press the CLOCK switch.
4. “Min. ADJUST” will be displayed
next, and the minutes portion of the
display will flash. Press the SET switch
to set the minutes, then press the
CLOCK switch.
Time resetting
While the clock is displayed, press the
SET switch 1.5 seconds or more. When
the switch is released, a beep will sound
and the clock will be reset as follows:
(Example)
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NOTE
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Under the following conditions, the
ambient temperature display may
differ from the actual ambient
temperature depending on the
surroundings and vehicle conditions:
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Significantly cold or hot
temperatures.
Sudden changes in ambient
temperature.
The vehicle is parked.
The vehicle is driven at low
speeds.
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Press the AMB switch 2 seconds or
more to switch the display from
Fahrenheit to Centigrade or vice
versa.
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Press the AMB switch again to
switch the display from ambient
temperature to the temperature set
for the air conditioner.
qClimate Control Display (Fully
Automatic Type)
The climate control system status is
displayed. To operate the climate control
system, refer to “Climate Control System”
(page 6-2).
Cup Holder
WARNING
Never use a cup holder to hold hot
liquids while the vehicle is moving:
Using a cup holder to hold hot liquids
while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. If the contents spill, you
could be scalded.
Do not put anything other than cups
or drink cans in cup holders:
Putting objects other than cups or
drink cans in a cup holder is
dangerous.
During sudden braking or
maneuvering, occupants could be hit
and injured, or objects could be
thrown around the vehicle, causing
interference with the driver and the
possibility of an accident. Only use a
cup holder for cups or drink cans.
CAUTION
To reduce the possibility of injury in an
accident or a sudden stop, keep cup
holders closed when not in use.
qAudio Display
The audio system status is displayed. To
operate the audio system, refer to
“Audio System” (page 6-16).
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qFront
Top of the center console
To use, open the cover.
Inside of the center console
To use the cup holder, open the cover.
qRear
Second-row Seat
Storage box (Second-row right-side
seat)
To use, pull out the storage box (page
6-57).
Third-row seat
Two cup holders are in the side-trim on
both the left and right sides.
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Bottle Holder
Bottle holders are on the inside of the
doors.
Storage Compartments
WARNING
Keep storage boxes closed when
driving:
Driving with the storage boxes open is
dangerous. To reduce the possibility of
injury in an accident or a sudden stop,
keep the storage boxes closed when
driving.
CAUTION
Bottle holder
CAUTION
Do not use the bottle holders for
containers without caps. The contents
may spill when the door is opened or
closed.
Do not leave lighters or eyeglasses in
the storage boxes while parked under
the sun. A lighter could explode or the
plastic material in eyeglasses could
deform and crack from high
temperature.
qGlove Box
To open the glove box, pull the latch
toward you.
Insert the key and turn it clockwise to
lock, counterclockwise to unlock.
Unlock
Lock
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qCenter Console
qUnderseat Storage
To open, pull the left release latch.
If your vehicle has a right second-row
storage box (page 6-57), when using the
storage box, small items can be stored
under the both bottoms of the second-row
seats.
Small items can be placed in the tray of
the center console lid.
To open it, pull the right release latch.
To use the under seat storage
Pull the strap and lift the seat bottom up
and forward.
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CAUTION
Do not store items above the marked
line indicated in the illustration below.
If the items are stored above the marked
line, the seat bottom will not lock and
could cause serious injury.
To use the storage box
1. Pull the strap and lift the seat bottom
up and forward.
Marked line
NOTE
To return the seat bottom
Carefully lower the seat bottom backward
until it locks in place. Attempt to lift the
seat bottom to make sure it is firmly
locked down.
If it is hard to lift the seat bottom, raise
the reclining lever and lean back
slightly.
2. Pull out the storage box.
qStorage Box í
The storage box is stowed under the
bottom of the right second-row seat.
Small items can be stored in this box.
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3. More items can be stowed if the cover
is removed.
qCargo Securing Loops
WARNING
Make sure luggage and cargo is
secured before driving:
Not securing cargo while driving is
dangerous as it could move or be
crushed during sudden braking or a
collision and cause injury.
NOTE
The cover can be kept in the seatback
pocket of the front passenger seat.
Use the loops in the luggage compartment
to secure cargo with a rope or net. The
tensile strength of the loops is 196 N (20
kgf, 44 lbf). Do not apply excessive force
to the loops as it will damage them.
4. Carefully lower the seat bottom
backward until it locks in place.
Attempt to lift the seat bottom to make
sure it is firmly locked down.
To stow the storage box
1. Clean out the inside of the storage box,
and then attach the cover to it.
2. Pull the strap and lift the seat bottom
up and forward.
3. Make sure the underseat storage area is
empty before storing it.
4. Carefully lower the seat bottom
backward until it locks in place.
Attempt to lift the seat bottom to make
sure it is firmly locked down.
When folding the seatback of the right
second-row seat, make sure the storage
box is stowed. If the storage box is not
stowed, it could be damaged.
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qCargo Sub-Compartment
Lift the cover.
2. Insert the top of the golf bag into the
side storage space.
Trunk board
Cargo subcompartment
qLuggage Compartment
A golf bag can be carried in the luggage
compartment.
To place a golf bag in the luggage
compartment, use the following
procedure:
Side storage space
NOTE
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Some golf bags cannot fit depending
on their size.
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Golf bags up to nine inches in
diameter can be carried.
1. Remove the cover for the side storage
space.
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Accessory Sockets
The ignition switch must be in the ACC
or ON position.
Only use genuine Mazda accessories or
the equivalent requiring no greater than
120 W (DC 12 V, 10 A).
Front
Rear
CAUTION
To prevent accessory socket damage or
electrical failure, pay attention to the
following:
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Do not use accessories that require
more than 120 W (DC 12 V, 10 A).
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Do not use accessories that are not
genuine Mazda accessories or the
equivalent.
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Close the cover when the accessory
socket is not in use to prevent
foreign objects and liquids from
getting into the accessory socket.
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Correctly insert the plug into the
accessory socket.
NOTE
To prevent discharging of the battery,
do not use the socket for long periods
with the engine off or idling.
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In Case of an Emergency
Helpful information on what to do in an emergency.
Parking in an Emergency ............................................................. 7-2
Parking in an Emergency .......................................................... 7-2
Flat Tire ......................................................................................... 7-3
Spare Tire and Tool Storage ...................................................... 7-3
Changing a Flat Tire ................................................................. 7-6
Overheating ................................................................................. 7-13
Overheating ............................................................................. 7-13
Emergency Starting ....................................................................
Starting a Flooded Engine .......................................................
Jump-Starting ..........................................................................
Push-Starting ...........................................................................
7-15
7-15
7-16
7-19
Emergency Towing .....................................................................
Towing Description .................................................................
Tiedown Hooks .......................................................................
Recreational Towing ...............................................................
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7-20
7-21
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Parking in an Emergency
Parking in an Emergency
The hazard warning lights should always
be used when you stop on or near a
roadway in an emergency.
The hazard warning lights warn other
drivers that your vehicle is a traffic hazard
and that they must take extreme caution
when near it.
Depress the hazard warning flasher and all
the turn signals will flash.
NOTE
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The turn signals don't work when the
hazard warning lights are on.
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Check local regulations about the use
of hazard warning lights while the
vehicle is being towed. They may
forbid it.
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Flat Tire
Spare Tire and Tool Storage
Spare tire and tools are stored in the locations illustrated in the diagram.
Jack lever
Tiedown eyelet
Lug wrench
Spare tire
Jack
Flat tire belt storage bag
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qJack
qSpare Tire
To remove the jack
The temporary spare tire is lighter and
smaller than a conventional tire, and is
designed only for emergency use and
should be used only for VERY short
periods. Temporary spare tires should
NEVER be used for long drives or
extended periods.
1. Remove the cover.
WARNING
2. Turn the wing bolt counterclockwise.
To secure the jack
Perform the removal procedure in reverse.
Maintenance
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Always keep the jack clean.
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Make sure the moving parts are kept
free from dirt or rust.
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Make sure the screw thread is
adequately lubricated.
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Do not install the temporary spare tire
on the front wheels (driving wheels):
Driving with the temporary spare tire
on one of the front driving wheels is
dangerous. Handling will be affected.
You could lose control of the vehicle,
especially on ice or snow bound roads,
and have an accident. Move a regular
tire to the front wheel and install the
temporary spare tire to the rear.
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CAUTION
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2. Open and fold back the trunk board
over the third-row seatback.
When using the temporary spare tire,
driving stability may decrease
compared to when using only the
conventional tire.
Drive carefully.
Trunk board
To avoid damage to the temporary
spare tire or to the vehicle, observe
the following precautions:
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Do not exceed 80 km/h (50 mph).
Avoid driving over obstacles.
Also, do not drive through an
automatic car wash. This tire's
diameter is smaller than a
conventional tire, so the ground
clearance is reduced about 25 mm
(1 in).
Do not use a tire chain on this tire
because it won't fit properly.
Do not use your temporary spare
tire on any other vehicle; it has
been designed only for your
Mazda.
Use only one temporary spare tire
on your vehicle at the same time.
NOTE
Cargo subcompartment
3. Remove the cargo sub-compartment.
4. Turn the tire hold-down bolt
counterclockwise with the lug wrench.
(With Tire Pressure Monitoring
System)
A tire pressure sensor is not installed to
the temporary spare tire. The warning
light will flash continuously while the
temporary spare tire is being used (page
5-23).
To remove the spare tire
1. Fold the third-row seat forward (page
2-11).
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To secure the spare tire
Perform the removal procedure in reverse.
Changing a Flat Tire
NOTE
If the following occurs while driving, it
could indicate a flat tire.
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Steering becomes difficult.
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The vehicle begins to vibrate
excessively.
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The vehicle pulls in one direction.
If you have a flat tire, drive slowly to a
level spot that is well off the road and out
of the way of traffic to change the tire.
Stopping in traffic or on the shoulder of a
busy road is dangerous.
WARNING
Be sure to follow the directions for
changing a tire, and never get under a
vehicle that is supported only by a
jack:
Changing a tire is dangerous if not
done properly. The vehicle can slip off
the jack and seriously injure someone.
Never allow anyone inside a vehicle
supported by a jack:
Allowing someone to remain in a
vehicle supported by a jack is
dangerous. The occupant could cause
the vehicle to fall resulting in serious
injury.
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CAUTION
(With Tire Pressure Monitoring
System)
The wheels equipped on your Mazda
are specially designed for installation of
the tire pressure sensors. Do not use
non-genuine wheels, otherwise it may
not be possible to install the tire
pressure sensors.
6. Block the wheel diagonally opposite
the flat tire. When blocking a wheel,
place a tire block both in front and
behind the tire.
NOTE
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Make sure the jack is well lubricated
before using it.
(With Tire Pressure Monitoring
System)
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Be sure to register the tire pressure
sensor ID signal code whenever tires
or wheels are changed (page 5-26).
1. Park on a level surface off the right-ofway and firmly set the parking brake.
2. Put a vehicle with an automatic
transaxle in Park (P), a manual
transaxle in Reverse (R) or 1, and turn
off the engine.
NOTE
When blocking a tire, use rocks or
wood blocks of sufficient size to hold
the tire in place.
qRemoving a Flat Tire
1. Loosen the lug nuts by turning them
counterclockwise one turn each, but
don't remove any lug nuts until the tire
has been raised off the ground.
3. Turn on the hazard warning flasher.
4. Have everyone get out of the vehicle
and away from the vehicle and traffic.
5. Remove the jack, tool, and spare tire
(page 7-3).
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2. Place the jack under the jacking
position closest to the tire being
changed.
3. Insert the jack lever and attach the lug
wrench to tire jack.
Jacking position
WARNING
Use only the front and rear jacking
positions recommended in this
manual:
Attempting to jack the vehicle in
positions other than those
recommended in this manual is
dangerous. The vehicle could slip off
the jack and seriously injure or even
kill someone. Use only the front and
rear jacking positions recommended
in this manual.
Use only the jack provided with your
Mazda:
Using a jack that is not designed for
your Mazda is dangerous. The vehicle
could slip off the jack and seriously
injure someone.
Never place objects under the jack:
Jacking the vehicle with an object
under the jack is dangerous. The jack
could slip and someone could be
seriously injured by the jack or the
falling vehicle.
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4. Turn the lug wrench clockwise and
raise the vehicle high enough so that
the spare tire can be installed. Before
removing the lug nuts, make sure your
Mazda is firmly in position and that it
cannot slip or move.
5. Remove the lug nuts by turning them
counterclockwise; then remove the
wheel.
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qLocking Lug Nuts í
To install the nut
If your vehicle has optional antitheft
wheel lug nuts, one on each wheel will
lock the tires and you must use a special
key to unlock them. This key is attached
to the lug wrench and is stored with the
spare tire. Register them with the lock
manufacturer by filling out the card
provided in the glove box and mailing it
in the accompanying envelope. If you lose
this key, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer or use the lock manufacturer's
order form, which is with the registration
card.
1. Place the key on top of the nut, and be
sure to hold the key square to it. If you
hold the key at an angle, you may
damage both key and nut. Don't use a
power impact wrench.
Antitheft lug nut
2. Place the lug wrench on top of the key,
apply pressure, and turn it clockwise.
qMounting the Spare Tire
1. Remove dirt and grime from the
mounting surfaces of the wheel and
hub, including the hub bolts, with a
cloth.
Special key
To remove an antitheft lug nut
1. Obtain the key for the antitheft lug nut.
2. Place the key on top of the nut, and be
sure to hold the key square to it. If you
hold the key at an angle, you may
damage both key and nut. Don't use a
power impact wrench.
3. Place the lug wrench on top of the key
and apply pressure. Turn the wrench
counterclockwise.
WARNING
Make sure the mounting surfaces of
the wheel, hub and lug nuts are clean
before changing or replacing tires:
When changing or replacing a tire,
not removing dirt and grime from the
mounting surfaces of the wheel, hub
and hub bolts is dangerous. The lug
nuts could loosen while driving and
cause the tire to come off, resulting in
an accident.
2. Mount the spare tire.
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3. Install the lug nuts with the beveled
edge inward; tighten them by hand.
WARNING
Do not apply oil or grease to lug nuts
and bolts and do not tighten the lug
nuts beyond the recommended
tightening torque:
Applying oil or grease to lug nuts and
bolts is dangerous. The lug nuts could
loosen while driving and cause the tire
to come off, resulting in an accident.
In addition, lug nuts and bolts could
be damaged if tightened more than
necessary.
4. Turn the lug wrench counterclockwise
and lower the vehicle. Use the lug
wrench to tighten the nuts in the order
shown.
If you're unsure of how tight the nuts
should be, have them inspected at an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Nut tightening torque
N·m (kgf·m, ft·lbf)
89―117 (9―12, 66―86)
WARNING
Always securely and correctly tighten
the lug nuts:
Improperly or loosely tightened lug
nuts are dangerous. The wheel could
wobble or come off. This could result
in loss of vehicle control and cause a
serious accident.
Be sure to reinstall the same nuts you
removed or replace them with metric
nuts of the same configuration:
Because the wheel studs and lug nuts
on your Mazda have metric threads,
using a non-metric nut is dangerous.
On a metric stud, it would not secure
the wheel and would damage the stud,
which could cause the wheel to slip off
and cause an accident.
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5. Replace the cargo sub-compartment.
6. Remove the lid by pressing the two
latches on the cargo sub-compartment.
10. Thread the belt through the wheel as
shown in the figure, then attach the
belt clips to the cargo securing loops
on the back of the third-row seat.
7. Remove the belt for securing the flat
tire.
8. Return the third-row seatback to its
original position.
Refer to Fold the Third-Row Seat on
page 2-13.
9. Place the flat tire in the cargo subcompartment.
11. Pull the belt end to secure the flat tire.
12. Remove the tire blocks and store the
tools and jack.
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13. Check the inflation pressure. Refer to
the specification charts on page 10-6.
14. Have the flat tire repaired or replaced
as soon as possible.
WARNING
Do not drive with any tires that have
incorrect air pressure:
Driving on tires with incorrect air
pressure is dangerous. Tires with
incorrect pressure could affect
handling and result in an accident.
When you check the regular tires' air
pressure, check the spare tire, too.
NOTE
(With Tire Pressure Monitoring
System)
A tire pressure sensor is not installed to
the temporary spare tire. The warning
light will flash continuously while the
temporary spare tire is being used (page
5-23).
NOTE
To prevent the jack and tool from
rattling, store them properly.
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Overheating
Overheating
If the temperature gauge indicates
overheating, the vehicle loses power, or
you hear a loud knocking or pinging
noise, the engine is probably too hot.
WARNING
Turn the ignition switch off and
remove the key from the ignition
switch when you inspect the engine:
Inspecting the engine with the ignition
switch in the ON position is
dangerous. The cooling fan could turn
on unexpectedly even when the engine
is not running. You could be seriously
injured by the fan.
2. Put a vehicle with an automatic
transaxle in park (P), a manual
transaxle in neutral.
3. Apply the parking brake.
4. Turn off the air conditioner.
5. Check whether coolant or steam is
escaping from under the hood or from
the engine compartment.
If steam is coming from the engine
compartment:
Don't go near the front of the vehicle.
Stop the engine.
Wait until the steam dissipates, then
open the hood and start the engine.
If neither coolant nor steam is
escaping:
Open the hood and idle the engine until
it cools.
CAUTION
Do not remove either
cooling system caps when the engine
and radiator are hot:
When the engine and radiator are hot,
scalding coolant and steam may shoot
out under pressure and cause serious
injury.
Open the hood ONLY after steam is no
longer escaping from the engine:
Steam from an overheated engine is
dangerous. The escaping steam could
seriously burn you.
If the cooling fan does not operate
while the engine is running, the engine
temperature will increase. Stop the
engine and call an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
6. Make sure the cooling fan is operating,
then turn off the engine after the
temperature has decreased.
7. When cool, check the coolant level.
If it's low, look for coolant leaks from
the radiator and hoses.
If the temperature gauge indicates
overheating:
1. Drive safely to the side of the road and
park off the right-of-way.
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Overheating
If you find a leak or other damage, or if
coolant is still leaking:
Stop the engine and call an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
Coolant reservoir
Cooling system cap
If you find no problems, the engine is
cool, and no leaks are obvious:
Carefully add coolant as required (page
8-20).
CAUTION
If the engine continues to overheat or
frequently overheats, have the cooling
system inspected. The engine could be
seriously damaged unless repairs are
made. Consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
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Emergency Starting
Starting a Flooded Engine
If the engine fails to start, it may be
flooded (excessive fuel in the engine).
Follow this procedure:
1. Depress the accelerator all the way and
hold it there.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the START
position and hold it there―for up to 10
seconds. If the engine starts, release the
key and accelerator immediately
because the engine will suddenly rev
up.
3. If the engine fails to start, crank it
without depressing the accelerator―for
up to 10 seconds.
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Emergency Starting
Jump-Starting
Jump-starting is dangerous if done incorrectly. So follow the procedure carefully. If you
feel unsure about jump-starting, we strongly recommend that you have a competent service
technician do the work.
WARNING
Follow These Precautions Carefully:
To ensure safe and correct handling of the battery, read the following precautions
carefully before using the battery or inspecting it.
Always wear eye protection when working near the battery:
Working without eye protection is dangerous. Battery fluid contains SULFURIC
ACID which could cause blindness if splashed into your eyes. Also, hydrogen gas
produced during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to
explode.
Wear eye protection and protective gloves to prevent contact with battery fluid:
Spilled battery fluid is dangerous.
Battery fluid contains SULFURIC ACID which could cause serious injuries if it gets
in eyes, skin or clothing. If this happens, immediately flush your eyes with water for
15 minutes or wash your skin thoroughly and get medical attention.
Always keep batteries out of the reach of children:
Allowing children to play near batteries is dangerous. Battery fluid could cause
serious injuries if it gets in the eyes or on the skin.
Do not allow the positive ( ) terminal to contact any other metal object that
could cause sparks:
Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced
during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An
exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries. When working near a battery,
do not allow metal tools to contact the positive ( ) or negative ( ) terminal of the
battery.
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WARNING
Keep all flames, including cigarettes, and sparks away from open battery cells:
Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced
during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An
exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries.
Do not jump-start a frozen battery or one with a low fluid level:
Jump-starting a frozen battery or one with a low fluid level is dangerous. It may
rupture or explode, causing serious injury.
Connect the negative cable to a good ground point away from the battery:
Connecting the end of the second jumper cable to the negative ( ) terminal of the
discharged battery is dangerous.
A spark could cause the gas around the battery to explode and injure someone.
Route the jumper cables away from parts that will be moving:
Connecting a jumper cable near or to moving parts (cooling fans, belts) is dangerous.
The cable could get caught when the engine starts and cause serious injury.
CAUTION
Use only a 12 V booster system. You can damage a 12 V starter, ignition system, and
other electrical parts beyond repair with a 24 V power supply (two 12 V batteries in
series or a 24 V motor generator set).
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Connect cables in numerical order and disconnect in reverse order.
Jumper cables
Discharged
battery
Booster battery
1. For vehicles equipped with an engine
cover, remove the engine cover.
2. Remove the battery cover from its front
side.
3. Make sure the booster battery is 12 V
and that its negative terminal is
grounded.
4. If the booster battery is in another
vehicle, don't allow both vehicles to
touch. Turn off the engine of the
vehicle with the booster battery and all
unnecessary electrical loads in both
vehicles.
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5. Connect the jumper cables in the exact
sequence as in the illustration.
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Connect one end of a cable to the
positive terminal on the discharged
battery (1).
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Attach the other end to the positive
terminal on the booster battery (2).
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Connect one end of the other cable
to the negative terminal of the
booster battery (3).
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Connect the other end to a solid,
stationary, exposed metallic point
(for example, the front of engine
mounting bolt) away from the
discharged battery (4).
6. Start the engine of the booster vehicle
and run it a few minutes. Then start the
engine of the other vehicle.
7. When finished, carefully disconnect the
cables in the reverse order described in
the illustration.
8. If the engine cover and the battery
cover have been removed, install them
as they were previously installed.
Push-Starting
Do not push-start your Mazda.
WARNING
Never tow a vehicle to start it:
Towing a vehicle to start it is
dangerous. The vehicle being towed
could surge forward when its engine
starts, causing the two vehicles to
collide. The occupants could be
injured.
CAUTION
Do not push-start a vehicle that has a
manual transaxle. It can damage the
emission control system.
NOTE
You can't start a vehicle with an
automatic transaxle by pushing it.
NOTE
Verify that the covers are securely
installed.
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Emergency Towing
Towing Description
We recommend that towing be done only
by an Authorized Mazda Dealer or a
commercial tow-truck service.
Proper lifting and towing are necessary to
prevent damage to the vehicle.
Government and local laws must be
followed.
CAUTION
Don't tow the vehicle pointed backward
with driving wheels on the ground. This
may cause internal damage to the
transaxle.
A towed vehicle usually should have its
drive wheels (front wheels) off the
ground. If excessive damage or other
conditions prevent this, use wheel dollies.
CAUTION
Wheel dollies
When towing with the rear wheels on the
ground, release the parking brake.
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This could damage your vehicle. Use
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Emergency Towing
If towing service is not available in an
emergency, the vehicle may be towed
with all four wheels on the ground using
the towing hook at the front of the
vehicle.
Only tow the vehicle on paved surfaces
for short distances at low speeds.
CAUTION
Follow these instructions when towing
the vehicle with all wheels on the
ground.
1. Shift to neutral (MT), or the N
position (AT).
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC
position to prevent the steering from
locking up.
3. Release the parking brake.
Tiedown Hooks
CAUTION
Don't use the tiedown hooks under the
front and rear for towing.
They are designed ONLY for tying
down the vehicle when it's being
transported. Using them for towing will
damage the bumper.
qTiedown Hook-Front
1. Remove the tiedown eyelet, lug
wrench, and jack lever from the trunk
(page 7-3).
2. Wrap the jack lever with a soft cloth to
prevent damage to the bumper and
open the cap located on the front
bumper.
Remember that power assist for the
brakes and steering will not be available
when the engine is not running.
CAUTION
The cap cannot be completely removed.
Do not use excessive force as it may
damage the cap or scratch the painted
bumper surface.
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3. Securely install the tiedown eyelet
using the lug wrench.
Lug wrench
4. Hook the tying rope to the tiedown
eyelet.
Towing eyelet
CAUTION
If the tiedown eyelet is not securely
tightened, it may loosen or disengage
from the bumper when tying down the
vehicle. Make sure that the tiedown
eyelet is securely tightened to the
bumper.
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Emergency Towing
Recreational Towing
An example of “recreational towing” is
towing your vehicle behind a motorhome.
The transaxle is not designed for towing
this vehicle on all 4 wheels.
When doing recreational towing refer to
“Towing Description” (page 7-20) and
“Tiedown Hook” (page 7-21) and
carefully follow the instructions.
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Maintenance and Care
How to keep your Mazda in top condition.
Introduction .................................................................................. 8-2
Introduction ............................................................................... 8-2
Scheduled Maintenance ................................................................ 8-3
Scheduled Maintenance (USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico) ....... 8-3
Scheduled Maintenance (Mexico) ............................................. 8-8
Owner Maintenance ...................................................................
Owner Maintenance Schedule ................................................
Owner Maintenance Precautions .............................................
Engine Compartment Overview ..............................................
Engine Oil ...............................................................................
Engine Coolant .......................................................................
Brake/Clutch Fluid ..................................................................
Power Steering Fluid ...............................................................
Automatic transaxle Fluid (ATF) ............................................
Washer Fluid ...........................................................................
Body Lubrication ....................................................................
Wiper Blades ...........................................................................
Battery .....................................................................................
Tires ........................................................................................
Light Bulbs .............................................................................
Fuses .......................................................................................
8-15
8-15
8-16
8-17
8-18
8-20
8-22
8-23
8-23
8-25
8-26
8-26
8-30
8-33
8-38
8-45
Appearance Care ........................................................................
How to Minimize Environmental Paint Damage ....................
Exterior Care ...........................................................................
Interior Care ............................................................................
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8-51
8-53
8-56
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Maintenance and Care
Introduction
Introduction
Be extremely careful and prevent injury to yourself and others or damage to your vehicle
when using this manual for inspection and maintenance.
If you're unsure about any procedure it describes, we strongly urge you to have a reliable
and qualified service shop perform the work, preferably an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Factory-trained Mazda technicians and genuine Mazda parts are best for your vehicle.
Without this expertise and the parts that have been designed and made especially for your
Mazda, inadequate, incomplete, and insufficient servicing may result in problems. This
could lead to vehicle damage or an accident and injuries.
For expert advice and quality service, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
The owner should retain evidence that proper maintenance has been performed as
prescribed.
Claims against the warranty resulting from lack of maintenance, as opposed to defective
materials or authorized Mazda workmanship, will not be honored.
Any auto repair shop using parts equivalent to your Mazda's original equipment may
perform maintenance. But we recommend that it always be done by an Authorized
Mazda Dealer using genuine Mazda parts.
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Scheduled Maintenance
Scheduled Maintenance (USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico)
Follow Schedule 1 if the vehicle is operated mainly where none of the following conditions
apply.
If any do apply, follow Schedule 2 (Canada and Puerto Rico residents follow Schedule 2).
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Repeated short-distance driving
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Driving in dusty conditions
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Driving with extended use of brakes
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Driving in areas where salt or other corrosive materials are being used
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Driving on rough or muddy roads
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Extended periods of idling or low-speed operation
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Driving for long periods in cold temperatures or extremely humid climates
NOTE
After the prescribed period, continue to follow the described maintenance at the
recommended intervals.
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Scheduled Maintenance
qSchedule 1
Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first
Months
6
12
18
24
30
36
42
48
×1000 km
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
×1000 miles
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
Maintenance Interval
ENGINE
Drive belts (tension)
I
Audible inspect every 120,000 km (75,000 miles), if noisy,
adjust
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
Engine valve clearance
Engine oil
Engine oil filter
COOLING SYSTEM
FL22 type *1
Engine coolant
Others
Replace at first 192,000 km (120,000 miles) or 10 years; after
that, every 96,000 km (60,000 miles) or 5 years
Replace at first 96,000 km (60,000 miles) or 4 years; after that,
every 2 years
FUEL SYSTEM
Air filter
Fuel lines and hoses
R
*2
I
I
Hoses and tubes for emission *2
I
IGNITION SYSTEM
Spark plugs
CHASSIS and BODY
Replace every 120,000 km (75,000 miles)
Brake lines, hoses and connections
I
Disc brakes
I
Tire (Rotation)
I
I
I
I
Rotate every 12,000 km (7,500 miles)
Steering operation and linkages
I
I
Front and rear suspension and ball joints, and
wheel bearing axial play
I
I
Driveshaft dust boots
I
I
Bolts and nuts on chassis and body
T
T
Exhaust system and heat shields
All locks and hinges
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Inspect every 72,000 km (45,000 miles) or 5 years
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L
L
L
L
L
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Scheduled Maintenance
Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first
Months
6
12
18
24
30
36
42
48
Maintenance Interval
×1000 km
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
×1000 miles
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM (if equipped)
Cabin air filter
Replace every 40,000 km (25,000 miles) or 2 years
Chart symbols:
I: Inspect and repair, clean, adjust, or replace if necessary.
R: Replace
L: Lubricate
T: Tighten
Remarks:
*1 Use FL22 type coolant in vehicles with the inscription “FL22” on the radiator cap itself or the surrounding
area. Use FL22 when replacing the coolant.
*2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not
void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at
the recommended time or mileage/kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.
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Scheduled Maintenance
qSchedule 2
Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first
Months
4
8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44
×1000 km
8 16 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 80 88
×1000 miles
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55
Maintenance Interval
48
96
60
ENGINE
Drive belts (tension)
I
Engine valve clearance
Puerto Rico
Others
Engine oil
Engine oil filter
COOLING SYSTEM
FL22 type *1
Engine coolant
Others
Engine coolant level
FUEL SYSTEM
Audible inspect every 120,000 km (75,000 miles), if noisy,
adjust
Replace every 5,000 km (3,000 miles) or 3 months
R R R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R R R
Replace at first 192,000 km (120,000 miles) or 10 years; after
that, every 96,000 km (60,000 miles) or 5 years
Replace at first 96,000 km (60,000 miles) or 4 years ; after that,
every 2 years
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Puerto Rico
Air filter
R
Others
Fuel lines and hoses *2
Hoses and tubes for emission
R
R
I
I
*2
IGNITION SYSTEM
Spark plugs
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Function of all lights
CHASSIS and BODY
Brake lines, hoses and connections
Brake fluid level
I
Replace every 120,000 km (75,000 miles)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Disc brakes
I
Tire (Rotation)
Tire inflation pressure and tire wear
Rotate every 8,000 km (5,000 miles)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Steering operation and linkages
Power steering fluid level
Front and rear suspension and ball joints, and
wheel bearing axial play
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Driveshaft dust boots
I
I
Bolts and nuts on chassis and body
T
T
Exhaust system and heat shields
All locks and hinges
Washer fluid level
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I
Inspect every 72,000 km (45,000 miles) or 5 years
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L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
I
I
I
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I
I
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Scheduled Maintenance
Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first
Months
4
8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44
Maintenance Interval
×1000 km
8 16 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 80 88
×1000 miles
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55
AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM (if equipped)
Cabin air filter
Replace every 40,000 km (25,000 miles) or 2 years
48
96
60
Chart symbols:
I: Inspect and repair, clean, adjust, or replace if necessary.
R: Replace
L: Lubricate
T: Tighten
Remarks:
*1 Use FL22 type coolant in vehicles with the inscription “FL22” on the radiator cap itself or the surrounding
area. Use FL22 when replacing the coolant.
*2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not
void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at
the recommended time or mileage/kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.
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Scheduled Maintenance
Scheduled Maintenance (Mexico)
Follow Schedule 1 if the vehicle is operated mainly where none of the following conditions
apply.
If any do apply, follow Schedule 2.
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Repeated short-distance driving
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Driving in dusty conditions
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Driving with extended use of brakes
l
Driving in areas where salt or other corrosive materials are being used
l
Driving on rough or muddy roads
l
Extended periods of idling or low-speed operation
l
Driving for long periods in cold temperatures or extremely humid climates
l
Driving in extremely hot conditions
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Driving in mountainous conditions continually
NOTE
After the prescribed period, continue to follow the described maintenance at the
recommended intervals.
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Scheduled Maintenance
qSchedule 1
Number of months or kilometers, whichever comes first
Months
6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72
×1000 km
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
Maintenance Interval
ENGINE
Drive belts (tension)
I
Engine valve clearance
Engine oil
Engine oil filter
COOLING SYSTEM
R
R
Cooling system
Engine coolant
I
I
FL22 type
I
Audible inspect every 120,000 km, if noisy, adjust
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R
R
I
I
Replace at first 190,000 km or 10 years; after that, every
60,000 km or 3 years
Replace every 40,000 km or 2 years
*1
Others
FUEL SYSTEM
Air filter
R
R
R
R
R
R
Fuel lines and hoses
I *2
I *2
I
Hoses and tubes for emission
I *2
I *2
I
R
R
R
Fuel filter
IGNITION SYSTEM
Spark plugs
CHASSIS and BODY
Replace every 60,000 km
Brake lines, hoses and connections
Brake fluid level
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Brake fluid
Disc brakes
Tire (Rotation)
Tire inflation pressure and tire wear
Steering operation and linkages
Power steering fluid level
Front and rear suspension and ball joints, and
wheel bearing axial play
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
Rotate every 10,000 km
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
Driveshaft dust boots
I
I
I
I
I
I
Bolts and nuts on chassis and body
T
T
T
T
T
T
Exhaust system and heat shields
All locks and hinges
Washer fluid level
I
L
I
L
I
I
L
I
L
I
I
L
I
L
I
I
L
I
L
I
I
L
I
L
I
I
L
I
L
I
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Scheduled Maintenance
Number of months or kilometers, whichever comes first
Months
6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72
×1000 km
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM (if equipped)
Maintenance Interval
Cabin air filter
R
R
R
Chart symbols:
I: Inspect and repair, clean, adjust, or replace if necessary.
R: Replace
L: Lubricate
T: Tighten
Remarks:
*1 Use FL22 type coolant in vehicles with the inscription “FL22” on the radiator cap itself or the surrounding
area. Use FL22 when replacing the coolant.
*2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not
void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at
the recommended time or kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.
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Scheduled Maintenance
qSchedule 2
Number of months or kilometers, whichever comes first
Months
3
6
9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33
×1000 km
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55
Maintenance Interval
36
60
ENGINE
Drive belts (tension)
I
Engine valve clearance
Engine oil
Engine oil filter
COOLING SYSTEM
R
R
Audible inspect every 120,000 km, if noisy, adjust
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
Cooling system
Engine coolant
R
R
I
FL22 type
*1
Others
Engine coolant level
FUEL SYSTEM
Air filter
Replace at first 190,000 km or 10 years; after that, every
60,000 km or 3 years
Replace every 40,000 km or 2 years
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
C
R
C
R
Fuel lines and hoses
I *2
Hoses and tubes for emission
I *2
Fuel filter
IGNITION SYSTEM
Spark plugs
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Function of all lights
CHASSIS and BODY
R
R
Replace every 60,000 km
I
I
Brake lines, hoses and connections
Brake fluid level
C
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Brake fluid
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
Disc brakes
Tire (Rotation)
I
I
Tire inflation pressure and tire wear
I
I
I
I
I
I
Steering operation and linkages
I
I
I
I
I
I
Power steering fluid level
I
I
I
I
I
I
Front and rear suspension and ball joints, and
wheel bearing axial play
I
I
Rotate every 10,000 km
I
I
I
Driveshaft dust boots
I
I
I
Bolts and nuts on chassis and body
T
T
T
Exhaust system and heat shields
I
I
I
All locks and hinges
L
L
L
L
L
L
Washer fluid level
I
I
I
I
I
I
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Scheduled Maintenance
Number of months or kilometers, whichever comes first
Months
3
6
9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33
×1000 km
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55
AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM (if equipped)
36
60
Cabin air filter
R
Maintenance Interval
R
R
Chart symbols:
I: Inspect and repair, clean, adjust, or replace if necessary.
R: Replace
L: Lubricate
C: Clean
T: Tighten
Remarks:
*1 Use FL22 type coolant in vehicles with the inscription “FL22” on the radiator cap itself or the surrounding
area. Use FL22 when replacing the coolant.
*2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not
void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at
the recommended time or kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.
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Scheduled Maintenance
(Cont.)
Number of months or kilometers, whichever comes first
Months
39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72
×1000 km
65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105 110 115 120
Maintenance Interval
ENGINE
Drive belts (tension)
I
Engine valve clearance
Engine oil
Engine oil filter
COOLING SYSTEM
Cooling system
Engine coolant
R
R
I
Audible inspect every 120,000 km, if noisy, adjust
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
I
FL22 type
*1
Others
Engine coolant level
FUEL SYSTEM
R
R
I
Replace at first 190,000 km or 10 years; after that, every
60,000 km or 3 years
Replace every 40,000 km or 2 years
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Air filter
C
R
C
R
C
R
Fuel lines and hoses
I *2
Hoses and tubes for emission
I *2
I
R
R
Fuel filter
IGNITION SYSTEM
Spark plugs
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Function of all lights
CHASSIS and BODY
Replace every 60,000 km
I
I
Brake lines, hoses and connections
Brake fluid level
I
I
I
I
I
I
Brake fluid
Disc brakes
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
R
I
I
Tire (Rotation)
Tire inflation pressure and tire wear
I
Rotate every 10,000 km
I
I
I
I
I
Steering operation and linkages
I
I
I
I
I
I
Power steering fluid level
I
I
I
I
I
I
Front and rear suspension and ball joints, and
wheel bearing axial play
I
I
I
Driveshaft dust boots
I
I
I
Bolts and nuts on chassis and body
T
T
T
Exhaust system and heat shields
I
I
I
All locks and hinges
L
L
L
L
L
L
Washer fluid level
I
I
I
I
I
I
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Scheduled Maintenance
Number of months or kilometers, whichever comes first
Months
39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72
×1000 km
65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105 110 115 120
AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM (if equipped)
Maintenance Interval
Cabin air filter
R
R
R
Chart symbols:
I: Inspect and repair, clean, adjust, or replace if necessary.
R: Replace
L: Lubricate
C: Clean
T: Tighten
Remarks:
*1 Use FL22 type coolant in vehicles with the inscription “FL22” on the radiator cap itself or the surrounding
area. Use FL22 when replacing the coolant.
*2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not
void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at
the recommended time or kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.
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Owner Maintenance Schedule
The owner or a qualified service technician should make these vehicle inspections at the
indicated intervals to ensure safe and dependable operation.
Bring any problem to the attention of an Authorized Mazda Dealer or qualified service
technician as soon as possible.
qWhen Refueling
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Brake and clutch fluid level (page 8-22)
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Engine coolant level (page 8-20)
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Engine oil level (page 8-19)
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Washer fluid level (page 8-25)
qAt Least Monthly
Tire inflation pressures (page 8-33)
qAt Least Twice a Year (For Example, Every Spring and Fall)
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Automatic transaxle fluid level (page 8-23)
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Power steering fluid level (page 8-23)
You can do the following scheduled maintenance items if you have some mechanical
ability and a few basic tools and if you closely follow the directions in this manual.
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Engine coolant (page 8-20)
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Engine oil (page 8-18)
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Owner Maintenance Precautions
Improper or incomplete service may result in problems. This section gives instructions only
for items that are easy to perform.
As explained in the Introduction (page 8-2), several procedures can be done only by a
qualified service technician with special tools.
Improper owner maintenance during the warranty period may affect warranty coverage.
For details, read the separate Mazda Warranty statement provided with the vehicle. If
you're unsure about any servicing or maintenance procedure, have it done by an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
There are strict environmental laws regarding the disposal of waste oil and fluids. Please
dispose of your waste properly and with due regard to the environment.
We recommend that you entrust the oil and fluid changes of your vehicle to an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
WARNING
Do not perform maintenance work if you lack sufficient knowledge and experience or
the proper tools and equipment to do the work. Have maintenance work done by a
qualified technician:
Performing maintenance work on a vehicle is dangerous if not done properly. You can
be seriously injured while performing some maintenance procedures.
If you must run the engine while working under the hood, make certain that you
remove all jewelry (especially rings, bracelets, watches, and necklaces) and all
neckties, scarves, and similar loose clothing before getting near the engine or cooling
fan which may turn on unexpectedly:
Working under the hood with the engine running is dangerous. It becomes even more
dangerous when you wear jewelry or loose clothing.
Either can become entangled in moving parts and result in injury.
Turn the ignition switch off and remove the key from the ignition switch when
inspecting the engine:
Inspecting the engine with the ignition switch in the ON position is dangerous. The
cooling fan could turn on unexpectedly even when the engine is not running. You
could be seriously injured by the fan.
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Engine Compartment Overview
Automatic transaxle fluid-level
dipstick (only for automatic transaxle)
Engine coolant reservoir
Engine oil-filler cap
Brake/Clutch fluid reservoir
Battery
Power steering
fluid reservoir
Fuse block
Cooling System Cap
Windshield washer
fluid reservoir
Air filter
Engine oil dipstick
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Engine Oil
NOTE
Changing the engine oil should be done
by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
qRecommended Oil
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
Oil container labels provide important
information.
A chief contribution this type of oil makes
to fuel economy is reducing the amount of
fuel necessary to overcome engine
friction.
Only use oils “Certified For Gasoline
Engines” by the American Petroleum
Institute (API). An oil with this trademark
symbol conforms to the current engine
and emission system protection standards
and fuel economy requirements of the
International Lubricant Standardization
and Approval Committee (ILSAC),
comprised of U.S. and Japanese
automobile manufacturers.
–30 –20 –10
–20
0
20
10
0
40
20
60
30
40
80 100 120
U.S.A. and CANADA
5W-20
Except U.S.A. and CANADA
(ILSAC)
(ILSAC)
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The quality designation SM, or ILSAC
must be on the label.
–30 –20 –10
–20
0
20
10
0
40
30
20
60
40
CAUTION
50
80 100 120
Don't add engine oil over MAX. This
may cause engine damage.
6. Make sure the O-ring on the dipstick is
positioned properly before reinserting
the dipstick.
The distance between MIN and MAX on
the dipstick represents the following:
5W-20
Oil capacity
L (US qt, Imp qt)
0.75 (0.79, 0.66)
qInspecting Engine Oil Level
1. Be sure the vehicle is on a level
surface.
2. Warm up the engine to normal
operating temperature.
3. Turn it off and wait at least 5 minutes
for the oil to return to the oil pan.
4. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, and
reinsert it fully.
Full
OK
Low
5. Pull it out again and examine the level.
It's OK between MIN and MAX.
But if it's near or below MIN, add
enough oil to bring the level to MAX.
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Engine Coolant
qInspecting Coolant Level
WARNING
Do not use a match or live flame in the
engine compartment. DO NOT ADD
COOLANT WHEN THE ENGINE IS
HOT:
A hot engine is dangerous. If the
engine has been running, parts of the
engine compartment can become very
hot. You could be burned. Carefully
inspect the engine coolant in the
coolant reservoir, but do not open it.
Turn the ignition switch off and
remove the key from the ignition
switch when inspecting the engine:
Inspecting the engine with the ignition
switch in the ON position is
dangerous. The cooling fan could turn
on unexpectedly even when the engine
isn't running. You could be seriously
injured by the fan.
Do not remove either
cooling system cap when the engine
and radiator are hot:
When the engine and radiator are hot,
scalding coolant and steam may shoot
out under pressure and cause serious
injury.
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NOTE
Changing the coolant should be done
by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Inspect the antifreeze protection and
coolant level in the coolant reservoir at
least once a year―at the beginning of the
winter season―and before traveling
where temperatures may drop below
freezing.
Inspect the condition and connections of
all cooling system and heater hoses.
Replace any that are swollen or
deteriorated.
The coolant should be at full in the
radiator and between the F and L marks
on the coolant reservoir when the engine
is cool.
If it's at or near L, add enough coolant to
the coolant reservoir to provide freezing
and corrosion protection and to bring the
level to F.
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CAUTION
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Radiator coolant will damage paint.
Rinse it off quickly if spilled.
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Use only soft (demineralized) water
in the coolant mixture. Water that
contains minerals will cut down on
the coolant's effectiveness.
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Don't add only water. Always add a
proper coolant mixture.
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The engine has aluminum parts and
must be protected by an ethyleneglycol-based coolant to prevent
corrosion and freezing.
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DO NOT USE coolants Containing
Alcohol, methanol, Borate or
Silicate.
These coolants could damage the
cooling system.
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DO NOT MIX alcohol or methanol
with the coolant. This could damage
the cooling system.
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Don't use a solution that contains
more than 60% antifreeze.
This would reduce effectiveness.
NOTE
If the “FL22” mark is shown on or near
the cooling system cap, use FL22 type
engine coolant. If engine coolant other
than FL22 type is used, the engine
coolant must be replaced earlier than
the specified replacement interval
indicated in the scheduled maintenance
(page 8-3).
If the coolant reservoir is empty or new
coolant is required frequently, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Brake/Clutch Fluid
qAdding Brake/Clutch Fluid
qInspecting Brake/Clutch Fluid Level
The brakes and clutch draw fluid from the
same reservoir.
Inspect the fluid level in the reservoir
regularly. It should be kept at MAX.
The level normally drops with
accumulated distance, a condition
associated with wear of brake and clutch
linings. If it is excessively low, have the
brake/clutch system inspected by an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
WARNING
Be careful not to spill brake fluid on
yourself or on the engine:
Spilled brake fluid is dangerous. If it
gets in your eyes, they could be
seriously injured. If this happens,
immediately flush your eyes with water
and get medical attention. Brake fluid
spilled on a hot engine could cause a
fire.
If the brake/clutch fluid level is low,
have the brakes and clutch inspected:
Low brake/clutch fluid levels are
dangerous. Low levels could signal
brake lining wear or a brake system
leak. Your brakes could fail and cause
an accident.
If the fluid level is low, add fluid until it
reaches MAX.
Before adding fluid, thoroughly clean the
area around the cap.
CAUTION
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Brake and clutch fluid will damage
painted surfaces. If brake or clutch
fluid does get on a painted surface,
wash it off with water immediately.
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Using nonspecified brake and clutch
fluids (page 10-4) will damage the
systems. Mixing different fluids will
also damage them.
If the brake/clutch system frequently
requires new fluid, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Power Steering Fluid
qInspecting Power Steering Fluid
Level
CAUTION
To avoid damage to the power steering
pump, don't operate the vehicle for long
periods when the power steering fluid
level is low.
NOTE
Automatic transaxle Fluid
(ATF)
qInspecting Automatic transaxle
Fluid Level
The automatic transaxle fluid level should
be inspected regularly. Measure it as
described below.
The volume of fluid changes with the
temperature. Fluid must be checked at idle
without driving at normal operating
temperature.
Use specified power steering fluid
(page 10-4).
Inspect the fluid level in the reservoir at
each engine oil change with the engine off
and cold. Add fluid if necessary; it does
not require periodic changing.
CAUTION
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Low fluid level causes transaxle
slippage. Overfilling can cause
foaming, loss of fluid, and transaxle
malfunction.
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Use specified fluid (page 10-4). A
nonspecified fluid could result in
transaxle malfunction and failure.
1. Park on a level surface and set the
parking brake firmly.
2. Start the engine and depress the brake
pedal.
3. Move the shift lever through all ranges
and set it at P.
The level must be kept between MIN and
MAX.
Visually examine the lines and hoses for
leaks and damage.
If new fluid is required frequently, consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
WARNING
Make sure the brake pedal is applied
before shifting the shift lever:
Shifting the shift lever without first
depressing the brake pedal is
dangerous. The vehicle could move
suddenly and cause an accident.
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4. With the engine still idling, pull out the
dipstick, wipe it clean, and put it back.
5. Pull it out again.
The proper fluid level is marked on the
dipstick as follows.
CAUTION
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Use the cold scale only as a
reference.
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If outside temperature is lower than
about 20°C (70°F), start the engine
and inspect the fluid level after the
engine reaches operating
temperature.
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If the vehicle has been driven for an
extended period at high speeds or in
city traffic in hot weather, inspect the
level only after stopping the engine
and allowing the fluid to cool for 30
minutes.
Full
A
Full
Low
B
Low
Fluid hot scale A
When the vehicle has been driven and the
fluid is at normal operating temperature,
about 65°C (150°F), the level must be
between Full and Low.
Fluid cold scale B
When the engine has not been running
and the outside temperature is about 20°C
(70°F), the level must be between Full
and Low.
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Fully insert the dipstick. When adding
fluid, inspect with the dipstick to make
sure it doesn't pass full.
NOTE
Inspect the fluid on both sides of the
dipstick in a well lit area for an accurate
reading.
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Washer Fluid
Inspect fluid level in the washer fluid
reservoir; add fluid if necessary.
qInspecting Washer Fluid Level
WARNING
Use only windshield washer fluid or
plain water in the reservoir:
Using radiator antifreeze as washer
fluid is dangerous. If sprayed on the
windshield, it will dirty the windshield,
affect your visibility, and could result
in an accident.
Using Washer Fluid Without Antifreeze Protection in Cold Weather:
Operating your vehicle in
temperatures below 4 degrees C (40
degrees F) using washer fluid without
anti-freeze protection is dangerous as
it could cause impaired windshield
vision and result in an accident. In
cold weather, always use washer fluid
with anti-freeze protection.
To inspect the washer fluid level in the
front reservoir, pull off the cap. Then,
holding your thumb over the hole in the
center of the cap, lift it straight up. The
fluid level can be seen from the fluid
column in the pipe. Add fluid if necessary.
Use plain water if washer fluid is
unavailable. But use only washer fluid in
cold weather to prevent it from freezing.
NOTE
NOTE
State or local regulations may restrict
the use of volatile organic compounds
(VOCs), which are commonly used as
anti-freeze agents in washer fluid. A
washer fluid with limited VOC content
should be used only if it provides
adequate freeze resistance for all
regions and climates in which the
vehicle will be operated.
Front and rear washer fluid is supplied
from the same reservoir.
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Body Lubrication
All moving points of the body, such as
door and hood hinges and locks, should
be lubricated each time the engine oil is
changed. Use a nonfreezing lubricant on
locks during cold weather.
Make sure the hood's secondary latch
keeps the hood from opening when the
primary latch is released.
Wiper Blades
CAUTION
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Hot waxes applied by automatic car
washers have been known to affect
the wiper's ability to clean windows.
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To prevent damage to the wiper
blades, don't use gasoline, kerosene,
paint thinner, or other solvents on or
near them.
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When the wiper lever is in the
AUTO position and the ignition
switch is in the ON position, the
wipers may move automatically in
the following cases:
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l
l
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If the windshield above the rain
sensor is touched.
If the windshield above the rain
sensor is wiped with a cloth.
If the windshield is struck with a
hand or other object.
If the rain sensor is struck with a
hand or other object from inside
the vehicle.
Be careful not to pinch hands or
fingers as it may cause injury, or
damage the wipers. When washing
or servicing your Mazda, make sure
the wiper lever is in the OFF
position.
Contamination of either the windshield or
the blades with foreign matter can reduce
wiper effectiveness. Common sources are
insects, tree sap, and hot wax treatments
used by some commercial car washes.
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If the blades are not wiping properly,
clean the window and blades with a good
cleaner or mild detergent; then rinse
thoroughly with clean water. Repeat if
necessary.
1. Raise the wiper arm and turn the blade
assembly to expose the plastic locking
clip.
Compress the clip and slide the
assembly downward; then lift it off the
arm.
qReplacing Windshield Wiper Blades
When the wipers no longer clean well, the
blades are probably worn or cracked.
Replace them.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the wiper arms
and other components, don't try to
sweep the wiper arm by hand.
Plastic locking clip
NOTE
To prevent damage to the wiper arm
blades when raising both the driver and
passenger side wiper arms, raise the
driver side wiper arm first. Conversely,
when setting down the wiper arms, set
the passenger side wiper arm down
first.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the windshield let
the wiper arm down easily, don't let it
slap down on the windshield.
2. Hold the end of the rubber and pull
until the tabs are free of the metal
support.
Metal support
Tab
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3. Remove the metal stiffeners from each
blade rubber and install them in the
new blade.
CAUTION
4. Carefully insert the new blade rubber.
Then install the blade assembly in the
reverse order of removal.
NOTE
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Don't bend or discard the stiffeners.
You need to use them again.
Install the blade so that the tabs are
toward the bottom of the wiper arm.
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If the metal stiffeners are switched,
the blade's wiping efficiency could
be reduced.
So don't use the driver's side metal
stiffeners on the passenger's side, or
vice versa.
qReplacing Rear Window Wiper
Blade
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Be sure to reinstall the metal
stiffeners in the new blade rubber so
that the curve is the same as it was in
the old blade rubber.
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When the wiper no longer cleans well, the
blade is probably worn or cracked.
Replace it.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the wiper arm
and other components, don't try to
sweep the wiper arm by hand.
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1. Raise the wiper arm and rotate the
wiper blade to the right until it unlocks,
then remove the blade.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the rear window
let the wiper arm down easily, don't let
it slap down on the rear window.
2. Pull down the blade rubber and slide it
out of the blade holder.
3. Remove the metal stiffeners from each
blade rubber and install them in the
new blade.
CAUTION
Don't bend or discard the stiffeners.
You need to use them again.
4. Carefully insert the new blade rubber.
Then install the blade assembly in the
reverse order of removal.
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Battery
WARNING
Read the following precautions carefully before using the battery or inspecting
to ensure safe and correct handling:
Always wear eye protection when working near the battery:
Working without eye protection is dangerous. Battery fluid contains SULFURIC
ACID which could cause blindness if splashed into your eyes. Also, hydrogen gas
produced during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to
explode.
Wear eye protection and protective gloves to prevent contact with battery fluid:
Spilled battery fluid is dangerous.
Battery fluid contains SULFURIC ACID which could cause serious injuries if it gets
in eyes, or on the skin or clothing. If this happens, immediately flush your eyes with
water for 15 minutes or wash your skin thoroughly and get medical attention.
Always keep batteries out of the reach of children:
Allowing children to play near batteries is dangerous. Battery fluid could cause
serious injuries if it gets in the eyes or on the skin.
Keep flames and sparks away from open battery cells and do not allow metal
tools to contact the positive ( ) or negative ( ) terminal of the battery when working
near a battery. Do not allow the positive ( ) terminal to contact the vehicle body:
Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced
during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An
exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries. Keep all flames including
cigarettes and sparks away from open battery cells.
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WARNING
Keep all flames, including cigarettes, and sparks away from open battery cells:
Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced
during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An
exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries.
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NOTE
Remove the battery cover before
performing battery maintenance.
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If the vehicle will not be used for an
extended time, disconnect the battery
cables and charge the battery every six
weeks.
qInspecting Electrolyte Level
A low level of electrolyte fluid will cause
the battery to discharge quickly.
Upper level
qBattery Maintenance
Lower level
Inspect the electrolyte level at least once a
week. If it's low, remove the caps and add
enough distilled water to bring the level
between the upper and lower level
(illustration).
To get the best service from a battery:
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Keep it securely mounted.
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Keep the top clean and dry.
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Keep terminals and connections clean,
tight, and coated with petroleum jelly
or terminal grease.
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Rinse off spilled electrolyte
immediately with a solution of water
and baking soda.
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Don't overfill.
Examine the specific gravity of the
electrolyte with a hydrometer, especially
during cold weather. If it's low, recharge
the battery.
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Tires
For reasons of proper performance, safety,
and better fuel economy, always maintain
recommended tire inflation pressures and
stay within the recommended load limits
and weight distribution.
WARNING
Using Different Tire Types:
Driving your vehicle with different
types of tires is dangerous. It could
cause poor handling and poor
braking; leading to loss of control.
Except for the limited use of the
temporary spare tire, use only the
same type tires (radial, bias-belted,
bias-type) on all four wheels.
Using Wrong-Sized Tires:
Using any other tire size than what is
specified for your Mazda (page 10-6)
is dangerous. It could seriously affect
ride, handling, ground clearance, tire
clearance, and speedometer
calibration. This could cause you to
have an accident. Use only tires that
are the correct size specified for your
Mazda.
qTire Inflation Pressure
WARNING
Always inflate the tires to the correct
pressure:
Overinflation or underinflation of tires
is dangerous. Adverse handling or
unexpected tire failure could result in
a serious accident.
Refer to specification charts on page
10-6.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System í
does not alleviate the need to check the
tire condition every day, including
whether the tires all look inflated properly.
Inspect all tire pressure monthly
(including the spare) when the tires are
cold. Maintain recommended pressures
for the best ride, handling, and minimum
tire wear.
When checking the tire pressures, use of a
digital tire pressure gauge is
recommended.
Refer to the specification charts (page
10-6).
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NOTE
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Always check tire pressure when
tires are cold.
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Warm tires normally exceed
recommended pressures. Don't
release air from warm tires to adjust
the pressure.
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Underinflation can cause reduced
fuel economy, uneven and
accelerated tire wear, and poor
sealing of the tire bead, which will
deform the wheel and cause
separation of tire from rim.
Overinflation can produce a harsh
ride, uneven and accelerated tire
wear, and a greater possibility of
damage from road hazards.
Keep your tire pressure at the correct
levels. If one frequently needs
inflating, have it inspected.
qTire Rotation
To equalize tread wear, rotate the tires if
irregular wear develops. According to the
scheduled maintenance charts.Refer to
Scheduled Maintenance on page 8-3.
During rotation, inspect them for correct
balance.
Also, inspect them for uneven wear and
damage. Abnormal wear is usually caused
by one or a combination of the following:
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Incorrect tire pressure
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Improper wheel alignment
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Out-of-balance wheel
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Severe braking
After rotation, inflate all tire pressures to
specification (page 10-6) and inspect the
lug nuts for tightness.
CAUTION
Rotate unidirectional tires and radial
tires that have an asymmetrical tread
pattern or studs only from front to rear,
not from side to side. Tire performance
will be weakened if rotated from side to
side.
qReplacing a Tire
WARNING
Always use tires that are in good
condition:
Driving with worn tires is dangerous.
Reduced braking, steering, and
traction could result in an accident.
CAUTION
Forward
Do not include (TEMPORARY USE ONLY)
spare tire in rotation.
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(With Tire Pressure Monitoring
System)
When replacing/repairing the tires or
wheels or both, have the work done by
an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire
pressure sensors may be damaged.
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NOTE
NOTE
(With Tire Pressure Monitoring
System)
Tires degrade over time, even when
they are not being used on the road. It is
recommended that tires generally be
replaced when they are 6 years or older.
Heat caused by hot climates or frequent
high loading conditions can accelerate
the aging process. You should replace
the spare tire when you replace the
other road tires due to the aging of the
spare tire. Regarding the manufacturing
week and year is indicated with 4 digit.
Refer to The tire labeling on page 9-20.
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When tires with steel wire
reinforcement in the sidewalls are
used, the system may not function
correctly even with a genuine wheel.
Refer to System Error Activation on
page 5-25.
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Be sure to install the tire pressure
sensors whenever tires or wheels are
replaced.
Refer to Tires and Wheels on page
5-26.
If a tire wears evenly, a wear indicator
will appear as a solid band across the
tread.
Replace the tire when this happens.
Tread wear indicator
qTemporary Spare Tire
Inspect the temporary spare tire at least
monthly to make sure it's properly inflated
and stored.
NOTE
The temporary spare tire condition
gradually deteriorates even if it has not
been used.
New tread
Worn tread
You should replace it before the band is
across the entire tread.
The temporary spare tire is easier to
handle because of its construction. It is
lighter and smaller than a conventional
tire and should be used only for an
emergency and only for a short distance.
Use the temporary only until the
conventional tire is repaired, which should
be as soon as possible.
Maintain its pressure at 420 kPa (4.2
kgf/cm2 or bar, 60 psi).
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CAUTION
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Don't use your temporary spare tire
rim with a snow tire or a
conventional tire. Neither will
properly fit and could damage both
tire and rim.
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The temporary spare tire has a tread
life of less than 5,000 km (3,000
miles). The tread life may be shorter
depending on driving conditions.
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The temporary spare tire is for
limited use, however, if the tread
wear solid-band indicator appears,
replace the tire with the same type of
temporary spare (page 8-34).
qReplacing a Wheel
WARNING
Always use wheels of the correct size
on your vehicle:
Using a wrong-sized wheel is
dangerous. Braking and handling
could be affected, leading to loss of
control and an accident.
CAUTION
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A wrong-sized wheel may adversely
affect:
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NOTE
Tires degrade over time, even when
they are not being used on the road. It is
recommended that tires generally be
replaced when they are 6 years or older.
Heat caused by hot climates or frequent
high loading conditions can accelerate
the aging process. You should replace
the spare tire when you replace the
other road tires due to the aging of the
spare tire. Regarding the manufacturing
week and year is indicated with 4 digit.
Refer to The tire labeling on page 9-20.
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Tire fit
Wheel and bearing life
Ground clearance
Snow-chain clearance
Speedometer calibration
Headlight aim
Bumper height
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
When replacing/repairing the tires
or wheels or both, have the work
done by an Authorized Mazda
Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors
may be damaged.
The wheels equipped on your
Mazda are specially designed for
installation of the tire pressure
sensors. Do not use non-genuine
wheels, otherwise it may not be
possible to install the tire pressure
sensors.
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NOTE
Be sure to install the tire pressure
sensors whenever tires or wheels are
replaced. Refer to Tires and Wheels on
page 5-26.
When replacing a wheel, make sure the
new one is the same as the original factory
wheel in diameter, rim width, and offset.
Proper tire balancing provides the best
riding comfort and helps reduce tread
wear. Out-of-balance tires can cause
vibration and uneven wear, such as
cupping and flat spots.
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Light Bulbs
Overhead light/Map lights (Front)
Headlights (Low-beam)
Headlights (High-beam)
Side turn signal lights
Front fog lights
Reverse lights
High-mount brake light
Front turn signal lights/
Side-marker lights
Overhead light (Rear)
License plate lights
Luggage compartment light
Brake lights/Taillights
Rear turn signal lights
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WARNING
Do not replace the xenon fusion bulbs
yourself:
Replacing the xenon fusion bulbs
yourself is dangerous. Because the
xenon fusion bulbs require high
voltage, you could receive an electric
shock if the bulbs are handled
incorrectly. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer when the replacement is
necessary.
Never touch the glass portion of a
halogen bulb with your bare hands
and always wear eye protection when
handling or working around the
bulbs:
When a halogen bulb breaks, it is
dangerous. These bulbs contain
pressurized gas. If one is broken, it
will explode and serious injuries could
be caused by the flying glass.
If the glass portion is touched with
bare hands, body oil could cause the
bulb to overheat and explode when lit.
Always keep halogen bulbs out of the
reach of children:
Playing with a halogen bulb is
dangerous. Serious injuries could be
caused by dropping a halogen bulb or
breaking it some other way.
3. Perform the following procedure when
replacing the left headlight bulb. Turn
the screws counterclockwise and
remove them and the cover.
Battery cover
Battery duct
4. Find the high and low beam bulbs in
the rear of the headlight unit.
The outboard bulb is the LOW beam,
and the inboard one is the HIGH beam
(page 8-38).
High-beam bulb
1. Turn the socket and bulb assembly
counterclockwise, and carefully pull it
backward.
2. Disconnect the socket and bulb
assembly from the electrical connector
by pressing the tab on the connector
with your finger and pulling it.
qReplacing Exterior Light Bulbs
Replacing a headlight bulbs
1. Make sure the ignition switch is turned
off and the headlight switch is off.
2. Lift the hood.
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3. Install the new socket and bulb
assembly in the reverse order of
removal.
3. Unhook the bulb retaining spring.
NOTE
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If the halogen bulb is accidentally
touched, it should be cleaned with
rubbing alcohol before being used.
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Use the protective cover and carton
for the replacement bulb to dispose
of the old bulb promptly and out of
the reach of children.
Low-beam bulb
(Xenon fusion bulb)
You cannot replace the low beam bulbs by
yourself.
The bulbs must be replaced at an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
4. Swing the retaining spring out and
away to free the headlight bulb.
5. Carefully remove the socket and bulb
assembly by pulling it straight back.
6. Remove the headlight bulb from the
socket.
(Halogen bulb)
1. Disconnect the electrical connector
from the bulb by pulling it to the rear.
7. Install the new socket and bulb
assembly in the reverse order of
removal.
2. Pull off the sealing cover.
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NOTE
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If the halogen bulb is accidentally
touched, it should be cleaned with
rubbing alcohol before being used.
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Use the protective cover and carton
for the replacement bulb to dispose
of the old bulb promptly and out of
the reach of children.
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When reinstalling the sealing cover,
make sure faces up.
3. Disconnect the socket and bulb
assembly from the electrical connector
by pressing the tab on the connector
with your finger and pulling it.
Replacing a front fog light bulbs í
1. Remove the three screws under the
mudguard by turning them
counterclockwise, and partially open
the mudguard.
4. Install the new socket and bulb
assembly in the reverse order of
removal.
NOTE
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If the halogen bulb is accidentally
touched, it should be cleaned with
rubbing alcohol before being used.
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Use the protective cover and carton
for the replacement bulb to dispose
of the old bulb promptly and out of
the reach of children.
2. Turn the socket and bulb assembly
counterclockwise, and carefully pull it
rearward.
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Front turn signal lights/Side-marker
lights
2. Disconnect the electrical connector
from the unit.
1. Turn the center section of the plastic
retainers counterclockwise and remove
them, then partially peel back the
mudguard.
Removal
Installation
3. Install the new side turn signal unit in
the reverse order of removal.
NOTE
2. Turn the socket and bulb assembly
counterclockwise and remove it.
3. Remove the bulb by pushing it in
slightly and turning it
counterclockwise.
Bulb replacement is not possible
because it is built into the unit. Replace
the unit.
Brake lights/Taillights, Rear turn signal
lights, Reverse lights
1. Wrap a flathead screwdriver with a soft
cloth to prevent damage to the rear
combination component and gently
insert it in the cover as shown in the
figure, and then remove the cover.
4. Install the new bulb in the reverse order
of removal.
Side turn signal lights
1. Slide the unit as shown in the figure to
remove it.
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2. Remove the screws with a Phillips
screwdriver and remove the rear
combination component.
License plate lights
1. Remove the liftgate cover.
3. Turn the socket and bulb assembly
counterclockwise and remove it.
4. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.
2. Pull the socket and bulb assembly and
remove it.
3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.
Reverse lights
Rear turn signal lights
Brake lights/Taillights
5. Install the new bulb in the reverse order
of removal.
4. Install the new bulb in the reverse order
of removal.
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qReplacing Interior Light Bulbs
Overhead light (Rear)
Overhead light/Map lights (Front)
1. Wrap a small flathead screwdriver with
a soft cloth to prevent damage to the
lens and remove the lens by carefully
prying on the edge of the lens with the
flathead screwdriver.
1. Wrap a flathead screwdriver with a soft
cloth to prevent damage to the trim and
gently insert it in the overhead light as
shown in the figure, and then remove
the overhead light unit.
2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.
2. Turn the socket and bulb assembly
counterclockwise and remove it.
3. Install the new bulb in the reverse order
of removal.
3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.
Luggage compartment light
1. Wrap a flathead screwdriver with a soft
cloth to prevent damage to the trim and
gently insert it in the luggage
compartment light as shown in the
figure, and then remove the luggage
compartment light unit.
2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.
4. Install the new bulb in the reverse order
of removal.
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3. Install the new bulb in the reverse order
of removal.
Fuses
Your vehicle's electrical system is
protected by fuses.
If any lights, accessories, or controls don't
work, inspect the appropriate circuit
protector. If a fuse has blown, the inside
element will be melted.
If the same fuse blows again, avoid using
that system and consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
qFuse Replacement
Replacing the fuses on the passenger's
side
If the electrical system doesn't work, first
inspect fuses on the passenger's side.
1. Turn off the ignition switch and other
switches.
2. Remove the cover.
CAUTION
Pulling the cover off sideways may
break the retaining tabs off.
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3. Locate the position of the suspected
fuse by using the chart inside the fuse
block cover.
4. Pull the fuse straight out with the fuse
puller provided on the inside of the
engine compartment fuse block cover.
CAUTION
Always replace a fuse with one of the
same rating. Otherwise you may
damage the electric system.
Replacing the fuses under the hood
If the headlights or other electrical
components do not work and the fuses in
the cabin are normal, inspect the fuse
block under the hood. If a fuse is blown, it
must be replaced. Follow these steps:
1. Turn off the ignition switch and all
other switches.
2. Remove the fuse block cover.
5. Inspect the fuse and replace it if it's
blown.
Normal
Blown
6. Push in a new fuse of the same
amperage rating, and make sure it fits
tightly. If it doesn't, have an expert
repairer install it. We recommend an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
If you have no spare fuses, borrow one
of the same rating from a circuit not
essential to vehicle operation, such as
the MIRROR or CIGAR circuit.
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3. If any fuse but the MAIN fuse is
blown, replace it with a new one of the
same amperage rating.
Normal
Blown
WARNING
Do not replace the main fuse by
yourself. Have an Authorized Mazda
Dealer perform the replacement:
Replacing the fuse by yourself is
dangerous because the MAIN fuse is a
high current fuse. Incorrect
replacement could cause an electrical
shock or a short circuit resulting in a
fire.
Main fuse
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qFuse Panel Description
Fuse block (Engine compartment)
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
FAN
FAN
P.WIND
IG KEY1
ABS-V
ABS-P
IG KEY2
HEATER
DEICER
BLOWER
GLOW
IG KEY1
BTN
IG KEY2
CLOSER
P.SLIDE LH
CLOSER
P.SLIDE RH
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10
11
12
13
14
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FUSE
RATING
30 A
30 A
40 A
30 A
20 A
30 A
20 A
PROTECTED COMPONENT
Cooling fan
Cooling fan
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ABS
ABS
For protection of various circuits
―
20 A
40 A
Blower motor
40 A
For protection of various circuits
40 A
40 A
For protection of various circuits
―
20 A
Easy closer (LH) í
20 A
Easy closer (RH) í
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DESCRIPTION
15
16
17
FUSE
PROTECTED COMPONENT
RATING
80 A
EHPAS
15 A
Front fog lights í
20 A
Power door lock
19
20
21
22
23
24
EHPAS
FOG
D.LOCK
P.WIND
H/CLEAN
MAG
DEFOG
ENG+B
STOP
FUEL
HAZARD
25
ROOM
15 A
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
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7.5 A
10 A
10 A
15 A
20 A
7.5 A
PCM
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35
36
37
38
39
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GLOW SIG
HEAD HR
HEAD HL
HORN
SUN ROOF
ETC MIRROR
BURGLAR
HEAD LR
HEAD LL
ENG BAR2
ENG BAR
INJ
ILLUMI
Magnet clutch
Rear window defroster
PCM
Brake lights
Fuel pump
Turn signals, Hazard warning flashers
Overhead lights, Map lights, Luggage compartment light, For
protection of various circuits
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―
Headlight high beam (RH)
Headlight high beam (LH)
Horn
Moonroof í
15 A
15 A
15 A
15 A
20 A
10 A
40
TAIL
Headlight low beam (RH), Manual headlight leveling í
Headlight low beam (LH)
PCM
Air flow sensor, Engine control system
Injector
Illumination
Taillights, Parking lights, License plate lights, For protection of
various circuits
18
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20 A
10 A
25 A
10 A
10 A
20 A
10 A
10 A
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Fuse block (Passenger's side)
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
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M.DEF
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P.OUTLET
SHIFT/L
CIGAR
MIRROR
A/C
F.WIP
R.WIP
ENG
METER
SAS
S.WARM
ABS/DSC
EHPAS
ENG2
P/W
P/W
FUSE
RATING
7.5 A
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15 A
5A
15 A
7.5 A
10 A
25 A
15 A
5A
10 A
10 A
15 A
5A
5A
15 A
30 A
40 A
PROTECTED COMPONENT
Mirror defroster í
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Accessory Socket
AT shift í
Accessory Socket
Power control mirror, Audio system í
Air conditioner
Windshield wipers and washer
Rear window wiper and washer
PCM
Instrument cluster
Supplemental restraint systems
Seat warmer í
ABS
EHPAS
O2 heater
Power windows
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Appearance Care
How to Minimize
Environmental Paint Damage
The paintwork on your Mazda represents
the latest technical developments in
composition and methods of application.
Environmental hazards, however, can
harm the paint's protective properties, if
proper care is not taken.
Here are some examples of possible
damage, with tips on how to prevent
them.
qEtching Caused by Acid Rain or
Industrial Fallout
Occurrence
Industrial pollutants and vehicle emissions
drift into the air and mix with rain or dew
to form acids. These acids can settle on a
vehicle's finish. As the water evaporates,
the acid becomes concentrated and can
damage the finish.
And the longer the acid remains on the
surface, the greater the chance is for
damage.
Prevention
It is necessary to wash and wax your
vehicle to preserve its finish according to
the instructions in this section. These
steps should be taken immediately after
you suspect that acid rain has settled on
your vehicle's finish.
qDamage Caused by Bird
Dropping, Insects, or Tree Sap
Occurrence
Bird droppings contain acids. If these
aren't removed they can eat away the clear
and color base coat of the vehicle's
paintwork.
When insects stick to the paint surface
and decompose, corrosive compounds
form. These can erode the clear and color
base coat of the vehicle's paintwork if
they are not removed.
Tree sap will harden and adhere
permanently to the paint finish. If you
scratch the sap off while it is hard, some
vehicle paint could come off with it.
Prevention
It is necessary to have your Mazda
washed and waxed to preserve its finish
according to the instructions in this
section. This should be done as soon as
possible.
Bird droppings can be removed with a
soft sponge and water. If you are traveling
and these are not available, a moistened
tissue may also take care of the problem.
The cleaned area should be waxed
according to the instructions in this
section.
Insects and tree sap are best removed with
a soft sponge and water or a commercially
available chemical cleaner.
Another method is to cover the affected
area with dampened newspaper for one to
two hours. After removing the newspaper,
rinse off the loosened debris with water.
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qWater Marks
Occurrence
Rain, fog, dew, and even tap water can
contain harmful minerals such as salt and
lime. If moisture containing these
minerals settles on the vehicle and
evaporates, the minerals will concentrate
and harden to form white rings. The rings
can damage your vehicle's finish.
Prevention
It is necessary to wash and wax your
vehicle to preserve its finish according to
the instructions in this section. These
steps should be taken immediately after
you find water marks on your vehicle's
finish.
qPaint Chipping
Occurrence
Paint chipping occurs when gravel thrown
in the air by another vehicle's tires hits
your vehicle.
How to avoid paint chipping
Keeping a safe distance between you and
the vehicle ahead reduces the chances of
having your paint chipped by flying
gravel.
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The paint chipping zone varies with
the speed of the vehicle. For
example, when traveling at 90 km/h
(56 mph), the paint chipping zone is
50 m (164 ft).
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In low temperatures a vehicle's finish
hardens. This increases the chance of
paint chipping.
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Chipped paint can lead to rust
forming on your Mazda. Before this
happens, repair the damage by using
Mazda touch-up paint according to
the instructions in this section.
Failure to repair the affected area
could lead to serious rusting and
expensive repairs.
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Exterior Care
Follow all label and container directions
when using a chemical cleaner or polish.
Read all warnings and cautions.
qMaintaining the Finish
Washing
Scratches occur on the paint surface
when:
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The vehicle is washed without first
rinsing off dirt and other foreign
matter.
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The vehicle is washed with a rough,
dry, or dirty cloth.
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The vehicle is washed at a car wash
that uses brushes that are dirty or too
stiff.
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Cleansers or wax containing abrasives
are used.
CAUTION
When the wiper lever is in the AUTO
position and the ignition switch is in the
ON position, the wipers may move
automatically in the following cases:
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If the windshield above the rain
sensor is touched.
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If the windshield above the rain
sensor is wiped with a cloth.
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If the windshield is struck with a
hand or other object.
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If the rain sensor is struck with a
hand or other object from inside the
vehicle.
Be careful not to pinch hands or fingers
as it may cause injury, or damage the
wipers. When washing or servicing
your Mazda, make sure the wiper lever
is in the OFF position.
To help protect the finish from rust and
deterioration, wash your Mazda
thoroughly and frequently, at least once a
month, with lukewarm or cold water.
If the vehicle is washed improperly, the
paint surface could be scratched. Here are
some examples of how scratching could
occur.
NOTE
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Mazda is not responsible for
scratches caused by automatic car
washes or improper washing.
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Scratches are more noticeable on
vehicles with darker paint finishes.
To minimize scratches on the vehicle's
paint finish:
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Rinse off any dirt or other foreign
matter using lukewarm or cold water
before washing.
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Use plenty of lukewarm or cold water
and a soft cloth when washing the
vehicle. Do not use a nylon cloth.
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Rub gently when washing or drying the
vehicle.
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Take your vehicle only to a car wash
that keeps its brushes well maintained.
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Don't use abrasive cleansers or wax
that contain abrasives.
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CAUTION
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Don't use steel wool, abrasive
cleaners, or strong detergents
containing highly alkaline or caustic
agents on chrome-plated or anodized
aluminum parts. This may damage
the protective coating; also, cleaners
and detergents may discolor or
deteriorate the paint.
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To prevent damaging the antenna,
remove it before entering a car wash
facility or passing beneath a low
overhead clearance.
Pay special attention to removing salt,
dirt, mud, and other foreign material from
the underside of the fenders, and make
sure the drain holes in the lower edges of
the doors and rocker panels are clean.
Insects, tar, tree sap, bird droppings,
industrial fallout, and similar deposits can
damage the finish if not removed
immediately. When prompt washing with
plain water is ineffective, use a mild soap
made for use on vehicles.
Thoroughly rinse off all soap with
lukewarm or cold water. Don't allow soap
to dry on the finish.
After washing the vehicle, dry it with a
clean chamois to prevent water spots from
forming.
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WARNING
Dry wet brakes by driving very slowly
and applying the brakes lightly until
brake performance is normal:
Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.
Increased stopping distance or the
vehicle pulling to one side when
braking could result in a serious
accident. Light braking will indicate
whether the brakes have been affected.
Waxing
Your vehicle needs to be waxed when
water no longer beads on the finish.
Always wash and dry the vehicle before
waxing it. In addition to the vehicle body,
wax the metal trim to maintain its luster.
1. Use wax which contains no abrasives.
Waxes containing abrasive will remove
paint and could damage bright metal
parts.
2. Use a good grade of natural wax for
metallic, mica, and solid colors.
3. When waxing, coat evenly with the
sponge supplied or a soft cloth.
4. Wipe off the wax with a soft cloth.
NOTE
A spot remover to remove oil, tar, and
similar materials will usually also take
off the wax. Rewax these areas even if
the rest of the vehicle doesn't need it.
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qRepairing Damage to the Finish
qUnderbody Maintenance
Deep scratches or chips on the finish
should be repaired promptly. Exposed
metal quickly rusts and can lead to major
repairs.
Road chemicals and salt used for ice and
snow removal and solvents used for dust
control may collect on the underbody. If
not removed, they will speed up rusting
and deterioration of such underbody parts
as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust
system, even though these parts may be
coated with anti-corrosive material.
CAUTION
If your Mazda is damaged and needs
metal parts repaired or replaced, make
sure the body shop applies anticorrosion materials to all parts, both
repaired and new. This will prevent
them from rusting.
qBright-Metal Maintenance
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Use tar remover to remove road tar and
insects. Never do this with a knife or
similar tool.
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To prevent corrosion on bright-metal
surfaces, apply wax or chrome
preservative and rub it to a high luster.
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During cold weather or in coastal areas,
cover bright-metal parts with a coating
of wax or preservative heavier than
usual. It would also help to coat them
with noncorrosive petroleum jelly or
some other protective compound.
CAUTION
Don't use steel wool, abrasive cleaners,
or strong detergents containing highly
alkaline or caustic agents on chromeplated or anodized aluminum parts.
This may result in damage to the
protective coating and cause
discoloration or paint deterioration.
Thoroughly flush the underbody and
wheel housings with lukewarm or cold
water at the end of each winter. Try also
to do this every month.
Pay special attention to these areas
because they easily hide mud and dirt. It
will do more harm than good to wet
down the road grime without removing
it.
The lower edges of doors, rocker panels,
and frame members have drain holes that
should not be clogged. Water trapped
there will cause rusting.
WARNING
Dry wet brakes by driving very slowly
and applying the brakes lightly until
brake performance is normal:
Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.
Increased stopping distance or the
vehicle pulling to one side when
braking could result in a serious
accident. Light braking will indicate
whether the brakes have been affected.
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Appearance Care
qAluminum Wheel Maintenance
A protective coating is provided over the
aluminum wheels. Special care is needed
to protect this coating.
NOTE
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Don't use a wire brush or any
abrasive cleaner, polishing
compound, or solvent on aluminum
wheels. They may damage the
coating.
Only use a mild soap or neutral
detergent and always use a sponge or
soft cloth to clean the wheels.
Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm or
cold water. Also, be sure to clean the
wheels after driving on dusty or
salted roads. This helps prevent
corrosion.
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Avoid washing your vehicle in an
automatic car wash that uses highspeed or hard brushes.
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If your aluminum wheels lose luster,
wax the wheels.
Interior Care
qDashboard Precautions
Prevent caustic solutions such as perfume
and cosmetic oils from contacting the
dashboard. They'll damage and discolor it.
If these solutions get on the dashboard,
wipe them off immediately.
CAUTION
Do not use glazing agents.
Glazing agents contain ingredients
which may cause discoloration,
wrinkling, cracks and peeling.
qCleaning the Upholstery and
Interior Trim
Vinyl
Remove dust and loose dirt from vinyl
with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner.
Clean vinyl with a leather-and-vinyl
cleaner.
Leather í
Real leather isn't uniform and may have
scars, scratches, and wrinkles. Clean it
with a leather cleaner or mild soap.
Wipe it with a damp soft cloth; then dry
and buff it with a dry soft cloth.
Fabric
Remove dust and loose dirt from fabric
with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner.
Clean it with a mild soap solution good
for upholstery and carpets. Remove fresh
spots immediately with a fabric spot
cleaner.
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Appearance Care
To keep the fabric looking clean and
fresh, take care of it. Otherwise its color
will be affected, it can be stained easily,
and its fire-resistance may be reduced.
CAUTION
Use only recommended cleaners and
procedures. Others may affect
appearance and fire-resistance.
qCleaning the Lap/Shoulder Belt
Webbing
qCleaning the Window Interiors
If the windows become covered with an
oily, greasy, or waxy film, clean them
with glass cleaner. Follow the directions
on the container.
CAUTION
Don't scrape or scratch the inside of the
rear window. You may damage the rear
window defroster grid.
Clean the webbing with a mild soap
solution recommended for upholstery or
carpets. Follow instructions. Don't bleach
or dye the webbing; this may weaken it.
After cleaning the belts, thoroughly dry
the belt webbing and make sure there is
no remaining moisture before retracting
them.
WARNING
Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer
replace damaged seat belts
immediately:
Using damaged seat belts is
dangerous. In a collision, damaged
belts cannot provide adequate
protection.
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Customer Information
Important consumer information including warranties and add-on equipment.
Customer Assistance ...............................
Customer Assistance (U.S.A.) ............
Customer Assistance (Canada) ...........
Customer Assistance (Puerto Rico) ....
Customer Assistance (Mexico) ...........
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9-7
9-8
Reporting Safety Defects ....................... 9-40
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.) .... 9-40
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada) ... 9-41
Service Publications .............................. 9-42
Service Publications .......................... 9-42
Mazda Importer/Distributors ............... 9-10
Importer/Distributor .......................... 9-10
Distributor in Each Area ................... 9-10
Warranty ................................................ 9-12
Warranties for Your Mazda ............... 9-12
Outside the United States .................. 9-13
Outside Canada ................................. 9-14
Registering Your Vehicle in A Foreign
Country (Except United States and
Canada) ............................................. 9-15
Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and
Accessories ....................................... 9-16
Cell Phones ............................................. 9-17
Cell Phones Warning ......................... 9-17
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System
(UTQGS) ................................................ 9-18
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System
(UTQGS) .......................................... 9-18
Tire Information (U.S.A.) ..................... 9-20
Tire Labeling ..................................... 9-20
Location of the Tire Label
(Placard) ............................................ 9-26
Tire Maintenance .............................. 9-29
Vehicle Loading ................................ 9-32
Steps for Determining the Correct Load
Limit: ................................................ 9-39
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Customer Assistance
Customer Assistance (U.S.A.)
Your complete and permanent satisfaction is our business. We are here to serve you. All
Authorized Mazda Dealers have the knowledge and the tools to keep your Mazda vehicle
in top condition.
If you have any questions or recommendations for improvement regarding the service of
your Mazda vehicle or servicing by Mazda Dealer personnel, we recommend that you take
the following steps:
NOTE
If it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the supplementary
restraint system modified to accommodate a person with certain medical conditions in
accordance with a certified physician, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
qSTEP 1: Contact Your Mazda Dealer
Discuss the matter with an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This is the quickest and best way to
address the issue.
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If your concern has not been resolved by the CUSTOMER RELATIONS, SALES,
SERVICE, or PARTS MANAGER, then please contact the GENERAL MANAGER of
the dealership or the OWNER.
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If it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the supplementary
restraint system modified to accommodate a person with certain medical conditions in
accordance with a certified physician, go to STEP2.
qSTEP 2: Contact Mazda North American Operations
If for any reason you feel the need for further assistance after contacting your dealership
management and it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the
supplementary restraint system modified to accommodate a person with certain medical
conditions in accordance with a certified physician, you can reach Mazda North American
Operations by one of the following ways.
Log on: at www.mazdaUSA.com
Answers to many questions, including how to locate or contact a local Mazda dealership in
the U.S., can be found here.
E-mail: click on “Contact Us” at the bottom of the page at www.mazdaUSA.com
By phone at: 1 (800) 222-5500
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Customer Assistance
By letter at:
Attn: Customer Assistance
Mazda North American Operations
7755 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618-2922
P.O. Box 19734
Irvine, CA 92623-9734
In order to serve you efficiently and effectively, please help us by providing the following
information:
1. Your name, address, and telephone number
2. Year and model of vehicle
3. Vehicle Identification Number (17 digits, noted on your registration or title or located on
the upper driver's side corner of the dash)
4. Purchase date and current mileage
5. Your dealer's name and location
6. Your question(s)
If you live outside the U.S.A., please contact your nearest Mazda Distributor.
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Customer Assistance (Canada)
qSatisfaction Review Process
Your complete and permanent satisfaction is of primary concern to Mazda. All Authorized
Mazda Dealers have both the knowledge and tools to keep your Mazda in top condition. In
our experience, any questions, problems, or complaints regarding the operation of your
Mazda or any other general service transactions are most effectively resolved by your
dealer. If the cause of your dissatisfaction cannot adequately be addressed by normal
dealership procedures, we recommend that you take the following steps:
qSTEP 1: Contact the Mazda Dealer
Discuss the matter with a member of dealership management. If the Service Manager has
already reviewed your concerns, contact the owner of the dealership or its General
Manager.
qSTEP 2: Contact the Mazda Regional Office
If you feel that you still require assistance, ask the dealer Service Manager to arrange for
you to meet the local Mazda Service Representative. If more expedient, contact Mazda
Canada Inc.Regional Office nearest you for such arrangements. Regional Office address
and phone numbers are shown (page 9-6).
qSTEP 3: Contact the Mazda Customer Relations Department
If still not substantially satisfied, contact the Customer Relations Department, Mazda
Canada Inc., 55 Vogell Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3K5 Canada TEL: 1 (800)
263-4680.
Provide the Department with the following information:
1. Your name, address and telephone number
2. Year and model of vehicle
3. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Refer to the “Vehicle Identification Labels” page
of section 10 of this manual for the location of the VIN.
4. Purchase date
5. Present odometer reading
6. Your dealer's name and location
7. The nature of your problem and/or cause of dissatisfaction
The Department, in cooperation with the local Mazda Service Representative, will review
the case to determine if everything possible has been done to ensure your satisfaction.
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Customer Assistance
Please recognize that the resolution of service problems in most cases requires the use of
your Mazda dealer's service facilities, personnel and equipment. We urge you to follow the
above three steps in sequence for most effective results.
qMediation/Arbitration Program
Occasionally a customer concern cannot be resolved through Mazda's Customer
Satisfaction Program. If after exhausting the procedures in this manual your concern is still
not resolved, you have another option.
Mazda Canada Inc. participates in an arbitration program administered by the
Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP). CAMVAP will advise you about
how your concern may be reviewed and resolved by an independent third party through
binding arbitration.
Your complete satisfaction is the goal of Mazda Canada Inc. and our dealers.
Mazda's participation in CAMVAP makes a valuable contribution to our achieving that
goal. There is no charge for using CAMVAP. CAMVAP results are fast, fair and final as the
award is binding on both you and Mazda Canada Inc.
qCanadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP)
If a specific item of concern arises, where a solution cannot be reached between an owner,
Mazda, and/or one of it's dealers (that all parties cannot agree upon), the owner may wish
to use the services offered by the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP).
CAMVAP uses the services of Provincial Administrators to assist consumers in scheduling
and preparing for their arbitration hearings. However, before you can proceed with
CAMVAP you must follow your Mazda dispute resolution process as outlined previously.
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CAMVAP is fully implemented in all provinces and territories.
Consumers wishing to obtain further information about the Program should contact the
Provincial Administrator at 1 (800) 207-0685, or by contacting the
Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan Office at:
Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan
235 Yorkland Boulevard, suite 300
North York, Ontario
M2J 4Y8
http://camvap.ca
Provincial Administrators may be reached locally as listed below:
Province/Territory
British Columbia & Yukon Territories
Alberta & Northwest Territories
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Ontario
Atlantic Canada
Quebec
CAMVAP Number
1 (800) 207-0685
1 (800) 207-0685
1 (800) 207-0685
1 (800) 207-0685
1 (800) 207-0685
1 (800) 207-0685
1 (800) 207-0685
qRegional Offices
REGIONAL OFFICES
MAZDA CANADA INC.
WESTERN REGION
8171 ACKROYD ROAD
SUITE 2000
RICHMOND B.C.
V6X 3K1
(604) 303-5670
MAZDA CANADA INC.
CENTRAL/ATLANTIC REGION
55 VOGELL ROAD,
RICHMOND HILL,
ONTARIO, L4B 3K5
(905) 787-7000
MAZDA CANADA INC.
QUEBEC REGION
6111 ROUTE TRANS
CANADIENNE
POINTE CLAIRE, QUEBEC
H9R 5A5
(514) 694-6390
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AREAS COVERED
ALBERTA,
BRITISH COLUMBIA,
MANITOBA,
SASKATCHEWAN,
YUKON
ONTARIO
QUEBEC,
NEW BRUNSWICK,
NOVA SCOTIA,
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND,
NEWFOUNDLAND
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Customer Assistance
Customer Assistance (Puerto Rico)
Your complete and permanent satisfaction is our business. That is why all Authorized
Mazda Dealers have the knowledge and the tools to keep your Mazda vehicle in top
condition.
If you have any questions or recommendations for improvement regarding the service of
your Mazda vehicle or servicing by Mazda Dealer personnel, we recommend that you take
the following steps:
qSTEP 1
Discuss the matter with an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This is the quickest and best way to
address the issue. If your concern has not been resolved by the CUSTOMER RELATIONS,
SALES, SERVICE, or PARTS MANAGER, then please contact the GENERAL
MANAGER of the dealership or the OWNER.
qSTEP 2
If, after following STEP 1, you feel the need for further assistance, please contact your
area's Mazda representative (Indicated on the next page).
Please help us by providing the following information:
1. Your name, address, and telephone number
2. Year and model of vehicle
3. Vehicle Identification Number (17 digits, noted on your registration or title or located on
the upper driver's side corner of the dash)
4. Purchase date and current mileage
5. Your dealer's name and location
6. Your question(s)
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Customer Assistance
Customer Assistance (Mexico)
Your complete and permanent satisfaction is our business. We are here to serve you. All
Authorized Mazda Dealers have the knowledge and the tools to keep your Mazda vehicle
in top condition.
If you have any questions or recommendations for improvement regarding the service of
your Mazda vehicle or servicing by Mazda Dealer personnel, we recommend that you take
the following steps:
qSTEP 1: Contact Your Mazda Dealer
Discuss the matter with an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This is the quickest and best way to
address the issue.
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If your concern has not been resolved by the CUSTOMER RELATIONS, SALES,
SERVICE, or PARTS MANAGER, then please contact the GENERAL MANAGER of
the dealership or the OWNER.
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If it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the supplementary
restraint system modified to accommodate a person with certain medical conditions in
accordance with a certified physician, go to STEP2.
qSTEP 2: Contact Mazda Motor de Mexico
If for any reason you feel the need for further assistance after contacting your dealership
management and it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the
supplementary restraint system modified to accommodate a person with certain medical
conditions in accordance with a certified physician, you can reach Mazda Motor de Mexico
by one of the following ways.
Log on: at www.MazdaMexico.com.mx
Answers to many questions, including how to locate or contact a local Mazda dealership in
Mexico, can be found here.
E-mail: click on “Contactanos” at the top of the page at www.MazdaMexico.com.mx
By phone at: 1 (866) 315 0220
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Customer Assistance
By letter at:
Attn: Customer Assistance
Mazda North American Operations
7755 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618-2922
P.O. Box 19734
Irvine, CA 92623-9734
In order to serve you efficiently and effectively, please help us by providing the following
information:
1. Your name, address, and telephone number
2. Year and model of vehicle
3. Vehicle Identification Number (17 digits, noted on your registration or title or located on
the upper driver's side corner of the dash)
4. Purchase date and current mileage
5. Your dealer's name and location
6. Your question(s)
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Mazda Importer/Distributors
Importer/Distributor
Distributor in Each Area
qU.S.A.
qCANADA
Mazda North American Operations
7755 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618-2922 U.S.A.
P.O. Box 19734
Irvine, CA 92623-9734 U.S.A.
TEL: 1 (800) 222-5500 (in U.S.A.)
(949) 727-1990 (outside U.S.A.)
Mazda Canada Inc.
55 Vogell Road, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, L4B 3K5 Canada
TEL: 1 (800) 263-4680 (in Canada)
(905) 787-7000 (outside Canada)
qPUERTO RICO/U.S. Virgin Island
Plaza Motors Corp. (Mazda de Puerto
Rico)
P.O. Box 362722, San Juan, Puerto Rico
00936-2722
TEL: (787) 641-9300
qMEXICO
Mazda Motor de Mexico
Circuito Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena N
1500 Col. Centro de Ciudad Santa Fe.
01210, Mexico, D.F.
TEL: Center of Attention to Clients:
01 (800) 016 2932. in Mexico
qGUAM
Triple J Motors
157 South Marine Drive, Tamuning,
GUAM 96911 USA
P.O. Box 6066 Tamuning, Guam 96931
TEL: (671) 649-6555
qSAIPAN
Pacific International Marianas, Inc.
(d.b.a. Midway Motors)
P.O. Box 887 Saipan, MP 96950
TEL: (670) 234-7524
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Mazda Importer/Distributors
Triple J Saipan, Inc.
(d.b.a. Triple J Motors)
P.O. Box 500487 Saipan, MP 96950-0487
TEL: (670) 234-7133/3051
qAMERICAN SAMOA
Polynesia Motors, Inc.
P.O. Box 1120, Pago Pago, American
Samoa 96799
TEL: (684) 699-9347
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Warranty
Warranties for Your Mazda
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New Vehicle Limited Warranty
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Distributor Major Component Limited Warranty (Canada only)
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Safety Restraint System Limited Warranty
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Anti-perforation Limited Warranty
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Federal Emission Control Warranty (U.S.A. only)
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Emission Defect Warranty
Emission Performance Warranty
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California Emission Control Warranty (U.S.A. only)
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Emission Control Warranty (Canada only)
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Replacement Parts and Accessories Limited Warranty
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Tire Warranty
NOTE
Detailed warranty information is provided with your Mazda.
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Warranty
Outside the United States
Government regulations in the United States require that automobiles meet specific
emission regulations and safety standards. Therefore, vehicles built for use in the United
States may differ from those sold in other countries.
The differences may make it difficult or even impossible for your vehicle to receive
satisfactory servicing in other countries. We strongly recommend that you NOT take your
Mazda outside the United States. However, in the event that you are moving to Canada
permanently, Mazda vehicles built for use in the United States could be eligible for
exportation to Canada with specific vehicle modifications to comply with the Canadian
Motor Vehicle Safety requirements (CMVSS).
NOTE
The above is applicable for a permanent import/export situation and not related to
travelers on vacation.
You may have the following problems if you do take your vehicle outside of the United
States:
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affect vehicle performance and damage the emission controls and engine.
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Proper repair facilities, tools, testing equipment, and replacement parts may not be
available.
Please refer to your Manufacturer's Warranty Booklet for more information.
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Outside Canada
Government regulations in Canada require that automobiles meet specific emission
regulations and safety regulations. Therefore, vehicles built for use in Canada may differ
from those sold in other countries.
The differences may make it difficult or even impossible for your vehicle to receive
satisfactory servicing in other countries. We strongly recommend that you NOT take your
Mazda outside Canada. However, in the event that you are moving to the United States
permanently, Mazda vehicles built for use in Canada could be eligible for exportation to the
United States with specific vehicle modifications to comply with the United States Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).
NOTE
The above is applicable for a permanent import/export situation and not related to
travelers on vacation.
You may have the following problems if you do take your vehicle outside of Canada:
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affect vehicle performance and damage the emission controls and engine.
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Proper repair facilities, tools, testing equipment, and replacement parts may not be
available.
Please refer to your Manufacturer's Warranty Booklet for more information.
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Registering Your Vehicle in A Foreign Country (Except
United States and Canada)
Government regulations in your country could require that automobiles meet specific
emission and safety standards.
Vehicles built for your country may differ from those built for other countries. In addition
to registration problems, satisfactory service may be difficult or even impossible in another
country.
The fuel specified for your vehicle may be unavailable.
Parts, servicing techniques, and tools necessary to maintain and repair your vehicle may be
unavailable.
There might not be an Authorized Mazda Dealer in the country you plan to take your
vehicle.
The Mazda warranty is valid only in certain countries.
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Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and Accessories
Non-genuine parts and accessories for Mazda vehicles can be found in stores.
These may fit your vehicle, but they are not approved by Mazda for use with Mazda
vehicles. When you install non-genuine parts or accessories, they could affect your
vehicle's performance or safety systems; the Mazda warranty doesn't cover this. Before you
install any non-genuine parts or accessories, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
WARNING
Always consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer before you install non-genuine parts or
accessories:
Installation of non-genuine parts or accessories is dangerous. Improperly designed
parts or accessories could seriously affect your vehicle's performance or safety
systems. This could cause you to have an accident or increase your chances of injuries
in an accident.
Be very careful in choosing and installing add-on electrical equipment, such as mobile
telephones, two-way radios, stereo systems, and car alarm systems:
Incorrectly choosing or installing improper add-on equipment or choosing an
improper installer is dangerous. Essential systems could be damaged, causing engine
stalling, air-bag (SRS) activation, ABS inactivation, or a fire in the vehicle.
Mazda assumes no responsibility for death, injury, or expenses that may result from the
installation of add-on non-genuine parts or accessories.
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Cell Phones
Cell Phones Warning
WARNING
Please comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of communication
equipment in vehicles in your country:
Use of any electrical devices such as cell phones, computers, portable radios, vehicle
navigation or other devices by the driver while the vehicle is moving is dangerous.
Dialing a number on a cell phone while driving also ties-up the driver's hands. Use of
these devices will cause the driver to be distracted and could lead to a serious accident.
If a passenger is unable to use the device, pull off the right-of-way to a safe area
before use. If use of a cell phone is necessary despite this warning, use a hands-free
system to at least leave the hands free to drive the vehicle. Never use a cell phone or
other electrical devices while the vehicle is moving and, instead, concentrate on the
full-time job of driving.
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Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
This information relates to the tire grading system developed by the U.S. National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration for grading tires by tread wear, traction, and
temperature performance.
qTread Wear
The tread wear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a specified government test course.
For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one-and-a-half times as well on the government
course as a tire graded 100.
The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however,
and may depart significantly from the norm because of variations in driving habits, service
practices and differences in road characteristics and climate.
qTraction-AA, A, B, C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. These grades represent
the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on
specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor
traction performance.
WARNING
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on braking (straight ahead) traction
tests and does not include acceleration cornering (turning), hydroplaning, or peak
traction characteristics.
qTemperature-A, B, C
The temperature grades A (the highest), B, and C, represent the tire's resistance to the
generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions
on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire
life, and excessive temperatures can lead to sudden tire failure.
Grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger vehicle tires must meet
under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent
higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by
law.
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WARNING
Keep your vehicle's tires properly inflated and not overloaded:
Driving with improperly inflated or overloaded tires is dangerous. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure. The temperature grade for this tire is
established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
These grades will be added to the sidewalls of passenger vehicle tires over the next several
years according to a schedule established by the NHTSA and the tire manufacturers.
The grade of tires available as standard or optional equipment on Mazda vehicles may vary
with respect to grade.
ALL PASSENGER VEHICLE TIRES MUST CONFORM TO THESE GRADES AND
TO ALL OTHER FEDERAL TIRE-SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.
qUniform Tire Quality Grading
Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder
and maximum section width.
For example:
Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
UTQGS MARK (example)
TREADWEAR 200 TRACTION AA
TEMPERATURE A
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Tire Labeling
Federal law requires tire manufacturers to place standardized information on the sidewall of
all tires. This information identifies and describes the fundamental characteristics of the tire
and also provides a tire identification number for safety standard certification and in case of
a recall.
qInformation on Passenger Vehicle Tires
Please refer to the diagram below.
1. TIN: U.S. DOT tire identification number
2. Passenger car tire
3. Nominal width of tire in millimeters
4. Ratio of height to width (aspect ratio)
5. Radial
6. Rim diameter code
7. Load index & speed symbol
8. Severe snow conditions
9. Tire ply composition and materials used
10. Max. load rating
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11. Tread wear, traction and temperature grades
12. Max. permissible inflation pressure
13. SAFETY WARNING
P215/65R15 95H is an example of a tire size and load index rating. Here is an explanation
of the various components of that tire size and load index rating. Note that the tire size and
load index rating may be different from the example.
P
Indicates a tire that may be installed on cars, SUVs, minivans and light trucks as designated
by the Tire and Rim Association (T&RA).
NOTE
If your tire size does not begin with a letter this may mean it is designated by either
ETRTO (European Tire and Rim Technical Organization) or JATMA (Japan Tire
Manufacturing Association).
215
“215” is the nominal width of the tire in millimeters. This three-digit number gives the
width in millimeters of the tire from sidewall edge to sidewall edge. In general, the larger
the number, the wider the tire.
65
“65” is the aspect ratio. This two-digit number indicates the tire's ratio of height to width.
R
“R” is the tire construction symbol. R indicates “Radial ply construction”.
15
“15” is the wheel rim diameter in inches.
95
“95” is the Load Index. This two-or three-digit number indicates how much weight each
tire can support.
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H
“H” is the speed rating. The speed rating denotes the maximum speed for which the use of
the tire is rated.
Letter Rating
Q
R
S
T
U
H
V
W
Y
Speed Rating
99 mph
106 mph
112 mph
118 mph
124 mph
130 mph
149 mph
168* mph
186* mph
* For tires with a maximum speed capability over 149 mph, tire manufacturers sometimes use the letters ZR. For
tires with a maximum speed capability over 186 mph, tire manufacturers always use the letters ZR.
M+S or M/S: Mud and Snow
AT: All Terrain.
AS: All Season. The “M+S” or “M/S” indicates that the tire has some functional use in
mud and snow.
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
This begins with the letters “DOT” which indicates the tire meets all federal standards. The
next two numbers or letters are the plant code where it was manufactured, and the last four
numbers represent the week and year the tire was manufactured. For example, the numbers
457 means the 45st week of 1997. After 2000 the numbers go to four digits. For example,
the number 2102 means the 21th week of 2002. The other numbers are marketing codes
used at the manufacturer's discretion. This information is used to contact consumers if a tire
defect requires a recall.
Tire Ply Composition and Materials Used
The number of plies indicates the number of layers of rubber-coated fabric in the tire. In
general, the greater the number of plies, the more weight a tire can support. Tire
manufacturers also must indicate the tire materials, which include steel, nylon, polyester,
and other.
Maximum Load Rating
This number indicates the maximum load in kilograms and pounds that can be carried by
the tire.
Maximum Permissible Inflation Pressure
This number is the greatest amount of air pressure that should ever be put in the tire under
normal driving conditions.
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Tread Wear, Traction and Temperature Grades
Tread wear: The tread wear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire
when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the
government course as a tire graded 100.
Traction: The traction grades, from highest to lowest are AA, A, B, and C. The grades
represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions
on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have
poor traction performance.
Temperature: The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and C, representing the tire's
resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
Snow Tires
In some heavy snow areas, local governments may require true snow tires, those with very
deeply cut tread. These tires should only be used in pairs or placed on all four wheels.
Make sure you purchase snow tires that are the same size and construction type as the other
tires on your vehicle.
SAFETY WARNING
The following safety warning appears on the tire's sidewall.
SERIOUS INJURY MAY RESULT FROM:
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EXPLOSION OF TIRE/RIM ASSEMBLY DUE TO IMPROPER MOUNTINGMATCH TIRE DIAMETER TO RIM DIAMETER; NEVER EXCEED 40 psi (275 kPa)
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TIRES.
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TIRE FAILURE DUE TO UNDER-INFLATION/OVERLOADING/DAMAGEFOLLOW OWNER'S MANUAL AND PLACARD IN VEHICLE-FREQUENTLY
CHECK INFLATION PRESSURE AND INSPECT FOR DAMAGE.
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qInformation on Temporary Tires
Please refer to the diagram below.
1. Temporary tires
2. Nominal width of tire in millimeters
3. Ratio of height to width (aspect ratio)
4. Diagonal
5. Rim diameter code
6. Load index&speed symbol
T115/70D 16 90M is an example of a tire size and load index rating. Here is an explanation
of the various components of that tire size and load index rating. Note that the tire size and
load index rating may be different from the example.
T
Indicates a tire that may be installed on cars, SUVs, minivans and light trucks as designated
by the Tire and Rim Association (T&RA).
115
“115” is the nominal width of the tire in millimeters. This three-digit number gives the
width in millimeters of the tire from sidewall edge to sidewall edge. In general, the larger
the number, the wider the tire.
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70
“70” is the aspect ratio. This two-digit number indicates the tire's ratio of height to width.
D
“D” is the tire construction symbol. D indicates “diagonal ply construction”.
16
“16” is the wheel rim diameter in inches.
90
“90” is the Load Index. This two-or three-digit number indicates how much weight each
tire can support.
M
“M” is the speed rating. The speed rating denotes the maximum speed for which the use of
the tire is rated.
Letter Rating
M
Speed Rating
81 mph
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Location of the Tire Label (Placard)
You will find the tire label containing tire inflation pressure by tire size and other important
information on the driver's side B-pillar or on the edge of the driver's door frame.
SAMPLE
qRecommended Tire Inflation Pressure
On the tire label you will find the recommended tire inflation pressure in both kPa and psi
for the tires installed as original equipment on the vehicle. It is very important that the
inflation pressure of the tires on your vehicle is maintained at the recommended pressure.
You should check the tire pressure regularly to insure that the proper inflation pressure is
maintained.
Refer to Tires on page 10-6.
NOTE
Tire pressures listed on the vehicle placard or tire information label indicate the
recommended cold tire inflation pressure, measured when the tires are cold, after the
vehicle has been parked for at least 3 hours. As you drive, the temperature in the tire
warms up, increasing the tire pressure.
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WARNING
Always check the tire inflation pressures on a regular basis according to the
recommended tire inflation pressure on the tire label and in conjunction with the
information in this owner's manual:
Driving your vehicle with under-inflated tires is dangerous.
Under-inflation is the most common cause of failures in any kind of tire and may
result in severe cracking, tread separation or “blowout”, with unexpected loss of
vehicle control and increased risk of injury. Under-inflation increases sidewall flexing
and rolling resistance, resulting in heat buildup and internal damage to the tire. It
results in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of control and accidents. A tire
can lose up to half of its air pressure and not appear to be flat!
It is impossible to determine whether or not tires are properly inflated just by looking
at them.
qChecking Tire Pressure
1. When you check the air pressure, make sure the tires are cold ―meaning they are not
hot from driving even a mile.
2. Remove the cap from the valve on one tire.
3. Firmly press a tire gauge onto the valve.
4. Add air to achieve recommended air pressure.
5. If you overfill the tire, release air by pushing on the metal stem in the center of the
valve. Then recheck the pressure with your tire gauge.
6. Replace the valve cap.
7. Repeat with each tire, including the spare.
NOTE
Some spare tires require higher inflation pressure.
8. Visually inspect the tires to make sure there are no nails or other objects embedded that
could poke a hole in the tire and cause an air leak.
9. Check the sidewalls to make sure there are no gouges, cuts, bulges, cracks or other
irregularities.
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NOTE
Warm tires normally exceed recommended pressures. Don't release air from warm tires
to adjust the pressure.
Under-inflation can cause serious failures and accidents.
Over-inflation can produce a harsh ride and the greater possibility of damage from road
hazards.
qGlossary of Terms
Tire Placard: A label indicating the OE tire sizes, recommended inflation pressure, and
the maximum weight the vehicle can carry.
Tire Identification Number (TIN): A number on the sidewall of each tire providing
information about the tire brand and manufacturing plant, tire size, and date of
manufacture.
Inflation Pressure: A measure of the amount of air in a tire.
kPa: Kilopascal, the metric unit for air pressure.
psi: Pounds per square inch, the English unit for air pressure.
B-pillar: The structural member at the side of the vehicle behind the front door.
Original Equipment (OE): Describes components originally equipped on the vehicle.
Vehicle Load Limit: The maximum value of the combination weight of occupants and
cargo.
Bead Area of the Tire: Area of the tire next to the rim.
Sidewall Area of the Tire: Area between the bead area and the tread.
Tread Area of the Tire: Area on the perimeter of the tire that contacts the road when it's
mounted on the vehicle.
Seating capacity means the total allowable number of vehicle occupants. Seating capacity
is described on the tire label.
Production options weight is the combination weight of installed regular production
options weighing over 2.3 kilograms in excess of the standard items which they replace,
and not previously considered in the curb weight or accessory weight, including heavy
duty brakes, ride levelers, roof rack, heavy duty battery, and special trim.
Rim is the metal support (wheel) for a tire or a tire and tube assembly upon which the tire
beads are seated.
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Tire Maintenance
Improper or inadequate vehicle maintenance can cause tires to wear abnormally. Here are
some important maintenance points:
qTire Inflation Pressure
Inspect all tire pressure monthly (including the spare) when the tires are cold. Maintain
recommended pressures for the best ride, top handling, and minimum tire wear. Use the
pressures specified on the vehicle tire information placard or tire label for optimum service.
qTire Rotation
To equalize tread wear, rotate the tires every 12,000 km (7,500 miles) or sooner if irregular
wear develops. During rotation, inspect them for correct balance.
Forward
Do not include (TEMPORARY USE ONLY)
spare tire in rotation.
Inspect the tires for uneven wear and damage. Abnormal wear is usually caused by one or a
combination of the following:
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Incorrect tire pressure
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Improper wheel alignment
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Out-of-balance wheel
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Severe braking
After rotation, inflate all tire pressures to specification (page 10-6) and inspect the lug nuts
for tightness.
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CAUTION
Rotate unidirectional tires and radial tires that have an asymmetrical tread pattern or
studs only from front to rear, not from side to side. Tire performance will be weakened if
rotated from side to side.
(With limited-slip differential)
Don't use the following:
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Tires not of the designated size
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Tires of different sizes or types at the same time
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Tires not sufficiently inflated
If these instructions aren't followed, the rotation of the left and right wheels will be
different and will thus apply a constant load on the limited-slip differential.
This will cause a malfunction.
qReplacing a Tire
WARNING
Always use tires that are in good condition:
Driving with worn tires is dangerous. Reduced braking, steering, and traction could
result in an accident.
If a tire wears evenly, a wear indicator will appear as a solid band across the tread. Replace
the tire when this happens.
Tread wear indicator
New tread
Worn tread
You should replace it before the band is across the entire tread.
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NOTE
Tires degrade over time, even when they are not being used on the road. It is
recommended that tires generally be replaced when they are 6 years or older. Heat
caused by hot climates or frequent high loading conditions can accelerate the aging
process. You should replace the spare tire when you replace the other road tires due to
the aging of the spare tire. Regarding the manufacturing week and year is indicated with
4 digit. Refer to The tire labeling on page 9-20.
qSafety Practices
The way you drive has a great deal to do with your tire mileage and safety. So cultivate
good driving habits for your own benefit.
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Observe posted speed limits
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Avoid fast starts, stops and turns
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Avoid potholes and objects on the road
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Do no run over curbs or hit the tire against the curb when parking
CAUTION
If you feel a sudden vibration or ride disturbance while driving or you suspect your tire
or vehicle has been damaged, immediately reduce your speed. Drive with caution until
you can safely pull off the road. Stop and inspect the tire for damage. If the tire is underinflated or damaged, deflate it, remove the tire and rim and replace it with your spare
tire. If you cannot detect a cause, have the vehicle towed to the nearest vehicle or tire
dealer to have the vehicle inspected.
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Vehicle Loading
WARNING
Do not taw a trailer with this vehicle:
Towing a trailer with this vehicle is dangerous because it has not been designed to tow
a trailer and doing so will affect the drive system which could result in vehicle
damage.
This section will guide you in the proper loading of your vehicle and/or trailer, to keep
your loaded vehicle weight within its design rating capability, with or without a trailer.
Properly loading your vehicle will provide maximum return of vehicle design performance.
Before loading your vehicle, familiarize yourself with the following terms for determining
your vehicle's weight ratings, with or without a trailer, from the vehicle's Safety
Certification Label and Tire and Load Information Label:
WARNING
Overloaded Vehicle:
Overloading a vehicle is dangerous. The results of overloading can have serious
consequences in terms of passenger safety. Too much weight on a vehicle's suspension
system can cause spring or shock absorber failure, brake failure, handling or steering
problems, irregular tire wear, tire failure or other damage.
Overloading makes a vehicle harder to drive and control. It also increases the distance
required for stopping. In cases of serious overloading, brakes can fail completely,
particularly on steep grades. The load a tire will carry safely is a combination of the
size of the tire, its load range, and corresponding inflation pressure.
Never overload the vehicle and always observe the vehicle's weight ratings from the
vehicle's Safety Certification and Tire and Load Information labels.
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Base Curb Weight is the weight of the vehicle including a full tank of fuel and all
standard equipment. It does not include passengers, cargo, or optional equipment.
Vehicle Curb Weight is the weight of your new vehicle when you picked it up from your
dealer plus any aftermarket equipment.
PAYLOAD
Payload is the combination weight of cargo and passengers that the vehicle is designed to
carry. The maximum payload for your vehicle can be found on the Tire and Load
Information label on the driver's door frame or door pillar. Look for “THE
COMBINATION WEIGHT OF OCCUPANTS AND CARGO SHOULD NEVER
EXCEED XXX kg or XXX lbs” for your maximum payload. The payload listed on the tire
label is the maximum payload for the vehicle as built by the assembly plant. If any
aftermarket or dealer installed equipment has been installed on the vehicle, the weight of
the equipment must be subtracted from the payload listed on the tire label in order to be
accurate.
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CARGO
Cargo Weight includes all weight added to the Base Curb Weight, including cargo and
optional equipment. When towing, trailer tongue load or king pin weight is also part of
cargo weight.
The cargo weight limit decreases depending on the number of vehicle occupants. The cargo
weight limit can be calculated by subtracting the total weight of the vehicle occupants from
the “combination weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed” value on the tire
label.
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Examples: Based on a single occupant weight of 68 kg, and a value of 385 kg for the
“combination weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed”:
The cargo weight limit with one occupant is 385 kg _ 68 kg = 317 kg
The cargo weight limit with two occupants is 385 kg _ (68 × 2) kg = 249 kg
If the weight of the occupant increases, the cargo weight limit decreases by that much.
GAW (Gross Axle Weight) is the total weight placed on each axle (front and rear) including vehicle curb weight and all payload.
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) is the maximum allowable weight that can be carried
by a single axle (front or rear). These numbers are shown on the Safety Compliance
Certification Label located on the driver's door frame or door pillar. The total load on
each axle must never exceed its GAWR.
GVW
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) is the Vehicle Curb Weight + cargo + passengers.
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is the maximum allowable weight of the fully
loaded vehicle (including all options, equipment, passengers and cargo). The GVWR is
shown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label located on the driver's door
frame or door pillar. The GVW must never exceed the GVWR.
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Tire Information (U.S.A.)
SAMPLE
WARNING
Exceeding Axle Weight Rating Limits:
Exceeding the Safety Certification Label axle weight rating limits is dangerous and
could result in death or serious injury as a result of substandard vehicle handling,
performance, engine, transmission and/or structural damage, serious damage to the
vehicle, or loss of control.
Always keep the vehicle within the axle weight rating limits.
Do not taw a trailer with this vehicle:
Towing a trailer with this vehicle is dangerous because it has not been designed to tow
a trailer and doing so will affect the drive system which could result in vehicle
damage.
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GCW
GCW (Gross Combination Weight) is the weight of the loaded vehicle (GVW) plus the
weight of the fully loaded trailer.
GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating) is the maximum allowable weight of the
vehicle and the loaded trailer - including all cargo and passengers - that the vehicle can
handle without risking damage. (Important: The towing vehicle's braking system is rated
for operation at GVWR, not at GCWR. Separate functional brakes should be used for safe
control of towed vehicles and for trailers weighing more than 1,500 lbs). The GCW must
never exceed the GCWR.
Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight is the highest possible weight of a fully loaded trailer
the vehicle can tow. It assumes a vehicle with only mandatory options, no cargo (internal or
external), a tongue load of 10_15% (conventional trailer) or king pin weight of 15_25%
(fifth-wheel trailer), and driver only (150 lbs). Consult your dealership (or the RV and
Trailer Towing Guide provided by your dealership) for more detailed information.
Tongue Load or Fifth-Wheel King Pin Weight refers to the amount of the weight that a
trailer pushes down on a trailer hitch.
Examples: For a 5000 lb conventional trailer, multiply 5000 by 0.10 and 0.15 to obtain a
proper tongue load range of 500 to 750 lbs. For an 11,500 lb fifth-wheel trailer, multiply by
0.15 and 0.25 to obtain a proper king pin load range of 1,725 to 2,875 lbs.
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Tire Information (U.S.A.)
WARNING
Exceeding GVWR or GAWR Specifications:
Exceeding the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the certification label is dangerous.
Exceeding any vehicle rating limitation could result in a serious accident, injury, or
damage to the vehicle.
Do not use replacement tires with lower load carrying capacities than the originals
because they may lower the vehicle's GVWR and GAWR limitations. Replacement
tires with a higher limit than the originals do not increase the GVWR and GAWR
limitations.
Never exceed the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the certification label.
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Tire Information (U.S.A.)
Steps for Determining the Correct Load Limit:
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit:
(1) Locate the statement “The combination weight of occupants and cargo should never
exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs” on your vehicle's placard.
(2) Determine the combination weight of the driver and passengers that will be riding in
your vehicle.
(3) Subtract the combination weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kg or XXX
lbs.
(4) The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity.
For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb
passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is
650 lbs. (1400_ 750 (5 × 150) = 650 lbs.)
(5) Determine the combination weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle.
That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
(6) If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, the load from your trailer will be transferred to
your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo
and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
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Reporting Safety Defects
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could
cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Mazda Motor
Corporation (Your Mazda Importer/Distributor).
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it
finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and
remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual
problems between you, your dealer, or Mazda Motor Corporation (Your Mazda
Importer/Distributor).
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) ; go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. You
can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://
www.safercar.gov.
NOTE
If you live in the U.S.A., all correspondence to Mazda Motor Corporation should be
forwarded to:
Mazda North American Operations
7755 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, California 92618-2922
P.O. Box 19734
Irvine, CA 92623-9734
Customer Assistance Center or toll free at 1 (800) 222-5500
If you live outside of the U.S.A., please contact the nearest Mazda Distributor shown
(page 9-10) in this booklet.
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Reporting Safety Defects
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada)
Canadian customers who wish to report a safety-related defect to Transport Canada, Defect
Investigations and Recalls, may telephone the toll free hotline 1-800-333-0510, or contact
Transport Canada by mail at: Transport Canada, ASFAD, Place de Ville Tower C, 330
Sparks Street, Ottawa ON K1A 0N5.
For additional road safety information, please visit the Road Safety website at:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/menu.htm
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Service Publications
Service Publications
Factory-authorized Mazda service publications are available for owners who wish to do
some of their own maintenance and repair.
When requesting any of our publications through an Authorized Mazda Dealer, refer to the
chart below.
If they don't have what you need in stock, they can order it for you.
PUBLICATION ORDER NUMBER
9999-95-012B-07
9999-MX-012B-07
9999-95-074G-07
9999-MX-074G-07
9999-95-005C-07 (U.S.A. only)
9999-EC-005C-07 (Canada only)
9999-PR-005C-07 (Puerto Rico, Mexico only)
PUBLICATION DESCRIPTION
2007 WORKSHOP MANUAL (English)
2007 WORKSHOP MANUAL (Spanish)
2007 WIRING DIAGRAM (English)
2007 WIRING DIAGRAM (Spanish)
2007 OWNER'S MANUAL
2007 OWNER'S MANUAL
2007 OWNER'S MANUAL
qWORKSHOP MANUAL:
Covers recommended maintenance and repair procedures of the drive train, body and
chassis.
qWIRING DIAGRAM:
Provides electrical schematics as well as component location for the entire electrical
system.
qOWNER'S MANUAL:
This booklet contains information regarding the proper care and operation of your vehicle.
This is not a technician's manual.
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Technical information about your Mazda.
Identification Numbers ............................................................... 10-2
Vehicle Information Labels ..................................................... 10-2
Specifications ............................................................................... 10-4
Specifications .......................................................................... 10-4
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Vehicle Information Labels
qChassis Number
qVehicle Identification Number
The vehicle identification number legally
identifies your vehicle. The number is on
a plate attached to the cowl panel located
on the left corner of the dashboard. This
plate can easily be seen through the
windshield.
qVehicle Emission Control
Information Label
qMotor Vehicle Safety Standard Label
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qTire Pressure Label
qEngine Number
Forward
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Specifications
qEngine
Item
Type
Bore×Stroke
Displacement
Compression ratio
Specification
DOHC-16V in-line, 4-cylinder
87.5 × 94.0 mm (3.44 × 3.70 in)
2,261 ml (2,261 cc, 137.9 cu in)
9.7
qElectrical System
Item
Battery
Spark-plug number
Spark-plug gap
Classification
12V-40AH/5HR, 12V-55AH/5HR
L303 18 110*1
1.25―1.35 mm (0.050―0.053 in)
*1 ex factory
CAUTION
When cleaning the iridium plugs, do not use a wire brush. The fine particulate coating on
the iridium alloy and platinum tips could be damaged.
qLubricant Quality
Lubricant
Engine oil
Any temperature
Manual transaxle oil
Above 10°C (50°F)
Automatic transaxle fluid
Power steering fluid
Brake/Clutch fluid
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Classification
Refer to the recommended SAE viscosity numbers on page
8-18.
API Service
GL-4 or GL-5
SAE
75W-90
API Service
GL-4 or GL-5
SAE
80W-90
ATF M-V
ATF M-III or equivalent (e.g. Dexron® II)
SAE J1703 or FMVSS116 DOT-3
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qCapacities
(Approximate Quantities)
Engine oil
Item
With oil filter replacement
Without oil filter replacement
Capacity
4.3 L (4.5 US qt, 3.8 Imp qt)
3.9 L (4.1 US qt, 3.4 Imp qt)
7.0 L (7.4 US qt, 6.2 Imp qt)
2.87 L (3.03 US qt, 2.53 Imp qt)
7.2 L (7.6 US qt, 6.3 Imp qt)
60 L (15.9 US gal, 13.2 Imp gal)
Coolant
Manual transaxle oil
Automatic transaxle fluid
Fuel tank
Check oil and fluid levels with dipsticks or reservoir gauges.
qDimensions
Item
Vehicle specification
4,610 mm (181.5 in)
1,755 mm (69.1 in)
1,630 mm (64.2 in)
1,530 mm (60.2 in)
1,515 mm (59.6 in)
2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
Front tread
Rear tread
Wheelbase
qWeights
Item
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
Front
Rear
Weight
2,074 kg (4,572 lb)
1,006 kg (2,218 lb)
1,068 kg (2,355 lb)
qAir Conditioner
Gas complies with SAE J639
HFC134a (R-134a)
Maximum operating charge
0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)
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qLight Bulbs
Exterior light
Light bulb
High beam
Headlights
Low beam
Halogen
Xenon fusion
Front turn signal lights/Side-marker lights
Fog lights í
Side turn signal lights*1
High-mount brake light*1
Rear turn signal lights
Brake lights/Taillights
Reverse lights
License plate lights
Wattage
60
55
35
27/8
55
5
2.4
21
21/5
18
5
Category
ECE R (SAE)
HB3 (HB3)
H7 (H7)
D2S (―)
― (#1157NA)
H11 (H11)
WY5W (―)
― (―)
WY21W (―)
W21/5W (#7743)
W16W (#921)
W5W (―)
*1 Bulb replacement is not possible because it is built into the unit. Replace the unit.
Interior light
Light bulb
Luggage compartment light
Overhead lights/Map lights (Front)
Overhead light (Rear)
Category
Wattage
8
5
10
ECE R
―
W5W
―
qTires
NOTE
The tires have been optimally matched with the chassis of your vehicle.
When replacing tires, Mazda recommends that you replace tires of the same type
originally fitted to your vehicle. For details, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Check the tire pressure label for tire size and inflation pressure.
Refer to Tire Inflation Pressure on page 8-33.
Standard tire
Tire size
P205/55R16 89H
205/50R17 89V
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Front
230 kPa (34 psi)
230 kPa (34 psi)
Rear
230 kPa (34 psi)
230 kPa (34 psi)
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Temporary tire
Tire size
T125/70D16
Inflation pressure
420 kPa (60 psi)
qFuses
Refer to the fuse rating on page 8-45.
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Index
A
B
Accessory Socket .............................. 6-60
Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and
Accessories ....................................... 9-16
Air Bag Systems ............................... 2-38
Ambient Temperature Display .......... 6-52
Antenna ............................................. 6-16
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ......... 5-6
Warning light ............................... 5-7
Appearance Care ............................... 8-51
Audio System ................................... 6-16
Audio control switch .................. 6-45
Audio set .................................... 6-27
Operating tips for audio
system ........................................ 6-16
Safety certification ..................... 6-48
Automatic Transaxle
Driving tips ................................ 5-16
Fluid ........................................... 8-23
Manual shift mode ..................... 5-13
Shift-lock override ..................... 5-13
Shift-lock system ....................... 5-13
Transaxle ranges ........................ 5-12
Body Lubrication .............................. 8-26
Bottle Holder ..................................... 6-55
Brake/Clutch
Fluid ........................................... 8-22
Brakes
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) ..... 5-6
Brakes assist ................................. 5-8
Foot brake .................................... 5-4
Parking brake ............................... 5-5
Warning light ............................... 5-6
Break-In Period ................................... 4-6
Bulb Replacement ............................. 8-38
B
Battery
Emergency starting .................... 7-15
Maintenance ............................... 8-30
Specifications ............................. 10-4
Beep Sounds
Ignition key reminder ................. 5-45
Lights-on reminder ..................... 5-45
Seat belt warning beep ............... 5-45
Tire inflation pressure warning
beep ............................................ 5-45
Before Starting the Engine .................. 4-5
After getting in ............................. 4-5
Before getting in .......................... 4-5
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Capacities .......................................... 10-5
Carbon Monoxide ............................... 4-4
Cargo Securing Loops ...................... 6-58
Cargo Sub-Compartment .................. 6-59
Catalytic Converter ............................. 4-3
Cell Phones ....................................... 9-17
Center Console .................................. 6-56
Child Restraint
Child restraint precautions ......... 2-24
LATCH child-restraint
systems ....................................... 2-35
Child Safety Locks for Rear Doors ... 3-11
Climate Control System ...................... 6-2
Gas specifications ...................... 10-5
Clock ................................................. 6-52
Cruise Control ................................... 5-18
Cup Holder ........................................ 6-53
Customer Assistance ........................... 9-2
D
Dashboard Illumination .................... 5-31
Daytime Running Lights ................... 5-48
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D
F
Defroster
Rear window .............................. 5-54
Dimensions ....................................... 10-5
Door Locks ......................................... 3-7
Driving In Flooded Area ................... 4-10
Driving Tips ........................................ 4-6
Automatic transaxle ................... 5-16
Break-in period ............................ 4-6
Driving in flooded area .............. 4-10
Hazardous driving ........................ 4-7
Money-saving suggestions ........... 4-6
Rocking the vehicle ...................... 4-8
Winter driving .............................. 4-8
Flasher
Hazard warning .......................... 5-55
Headlights .................................. 5-46
Flat Tire ............................................... 7-3
Changing ...................................... 7-6
Spare tire and tool storage ............ 7-3
Fluids
Classification .............................. 10-4
Owner maintenance ................... 8-15
Fog Lights ......................................... 5-49
Front ........................................... 5-49
Foot Brake .......................................... 5-4
Front Seats .......................................... 2-2
Fuel
Filler lid and cap ........................ 3-16
Gauge ......................................... 5-31
Requirements ............................... 4-2
Tank capacity ............................. 10-5
Fuses ................................................. 8-45
Panel description ........................ 8-48
Replacement ............................... 8-45
E
Easy Closure ..................................... 3-12
Emergency Starting ........................... 7-15
Flooded engine ........................... 7-15
Jump-starting .............................. 7-16
Push-starting .............................. 7-19
Emergency Towing ........................... 7-20
Emission Control System .................... 4-3
Engine
Coolant ....................................... 8-20
Exhaust gas .................................. 4-4
Hood release .............................. 3-17
Oil .............................................. 8-18
Overheating ................................ 7-13
Engine Compartment Overview ........ 8-17
Engine Coolant
Overheating ................................ 7-13
Engine Coolant Temperature
Gauge ................................................ 5-30
Exhaust Gas ........................................ 4-4
Exterior Care ..................................... 8-53
G
Glove Box ......................................... 6-55
H
Hazard Warning Flasher .................... 5-55
Hazardous Driving .............................. 4-7
Headlights
Control ....................................... 5-46
Flashing ...................................... 5-48
High-low beam .......................... 5-48
Leveling ..................................... 5-48
On reminder ............................... 5-48
Hood Release .................................... 3-17
Horn .................................................. 5-55
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L
Ignition
Keys ............................................. 3-2
Switch .......................................... 5-2
Illuminated Entry System ................. 6-49
Immobilizer System .......................... 3-20
Indicator Lights ................................. 5-33
Cruise Main ................................ 5-43
Cruise set .................................... 5-43
Headlight high-beam .................. 5-42
Power steering malfunction ........ 5-43
Security ...................................... 5-42
Shift position .............................. 5-43
Turn-signal/hazard warning ....... 5-44
Information Display .......................... 6-51
Ambient temperature display ..... 6-52
Audio display ............................. 6-53
Climate control display .............. 6-53
Clock .......................................... 6-52
Information display functions .... 6-51
Instrument Cluster ............................. 5-28
Interior Care ...................................... 8-56
Interior Lights ................................... 6-49
Light Bulbs
Replacement ............................... 8-38
Specifications ............................. 10-6
Lighting Control ............................... 5-46
Lubricant Quality .............................. 10-4
Luggage Compartment Light ............ 6-50
M
Maintenance
Introduction .................................. 8-2
Owner maintenance
precautions ................................. 8-16
Owner maintenance schedule ..... 8-15
Scheduled ..................................... 8-3
Manual Transaxle Operation ............... 5-9
Recommendations for shifting ..... 5-9
Map Lights ........................................ 6-50
Mirrors
Outside mirrors .......................... 3-25
Rearview mirror ......................... 3-26
Money-Saving Suggestions ................ 4-6
Moonroof .......................................... 3-18
J
O
Jump-Starting .................................... 7-16
Keyless Entry System ......................... 3-3
Keys .................................................... 3-2
Odometer and Trip Meter .................. 5-29
Outside Mirrors ................................. 3-25
Overhead Lights ................................ 6-50
Overheating ....................................... 7-13
Overloading ...................................... 4-11
L
P
Label Information ............................. 10-2
Lane-Change Signals ........................ 5-49
Liftgate .............................................. 3-12
Paint Damage .................................... 8-51
Parking Brake ..................................... 5-5
Parking in an Emergency .................... 7-2
Power Door Locks .............................. 3-9
K
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P
S
Power Steering .................................. 5-17
Fluid ........................................... 8-23
Power steering malfunction indicator
light ............................................ 5-17
Power Windows ................................ 3-14
Push-Starting ..................................... 7-19
Security System
Immobilizer system .................... 3-20
Theft-deterrent system ............... 3-23
Service Publications .......................... 9-42
Spare Tire and Tool Storage ................ 7-3
Specifications .................................... 10-4
Speedometer ...................................... 5-29
SRS Air Bags
How the Air Bags Work ............. 2-46
Supplemental restraint systems
precautions ................................. 2-38
Warning light ............................. 2-54
Steering Wheel .................................. 3-25
Horn ........................................... 5-55
Storage Box ...................................... 6-57
Storage Compartments ...................... 6-55
Cargo securing loops .................. 6-58
Cargo sub-compartment ............. 6-59
Center console ............................ 6-56
Glove box ................................... 6-55
Storage box ................................ 6-57
Underseat storage ....................... 6-56
Sunshade ........................................... 3-19
Sunvisors .......................................... 6-49
R
Rear Door Child Safety Locks .......... 3-11
Rear Window Defroster .................... 5-54
Rear Window Washer ....................... 5-53
Rear Window Wiper .......................... 5-53
Rearview Mirror ................................ 3-26
Recreational Towing ......................... 7-23
Registering Your Vehicle in A Foreign
Country ............................................. 9-15
Rocking the Vehicle ............................ 4-8
S
Safety Defects, Reporting ................. 9-40
Seat Belt System
Automatic locking ...................... 2-16
Belt minder ................................. 2-22
Emergency locking .................... 2-16
Extender ..................................... 2-21
Pregnant women ........................ 2-16
Pretensioner and load limiting .... 2-19
Seat belt precautions .................. 2-14
Seat belts .................................... 2-17
Warning light/beep ..................... 2-22
Seats
Front seat ...................................... 2-2
Second-row seats ......................... 2-6
Third-Row Seat .......................... 2-11
Second-row seats ................................ 2-6
T
Tachometer ........................................ 5-30
Temporary Spare Tire ....................... 8-35
Theft-Deterrent System ..................... 3-23
Third-row seat ................................... 2-11
Tiedown
Hook .......................................... 7-21
Tire Information ................................ 9-20
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T
W
Tire Pressure Monitoring System ...... 5-22
System error activation .............. 5-25
Tire pressure monitoring system
warning light .............................. 5-23
Tires and wheels ......................... 5-26
Tires
Flat Tire ........................................ 7-3
Inflation pressure ........................ 8-33
Replacement ............................... 8-34
Rotation ...................................... 8-34
Snow tires .................................... 4-9
Spare tire and tool storage ............ 7-3
Specifications ............................. 10-6
Tire chains .................................... 4-9
Uniform tire quality grading system
(UTQGS) ................................... 9-18
Tool ..................................................... 7-3
Towing
Description ................................. 7-20
Emergency towing ..................... 7-20
Hook .......................................... 7-21
Recreational towing ................... 7-23
Trailer towing ............................. 4-12
Trailer Towing .................................. 4-12
Trip Meter ......................................... 5-29
Turn and Lane-Change Signals ......... 5-49
Warning Lights ................................. 5-33
ABS ............................................ 5-35
Air bag system ........................... 5-38
Automatic transaxle ................... 5-40
Brake system .............................. 5-35
Charging system ......................... 5-36
Check engine .............................. 5-37
Door-ajar .................................... 5-40
Engine oil pressure ..................... 5-37
Front seat belt pretensioner
system ........................................ 5-38
Low fuel ..................................... 5-38
Low washer fluid level ............... 5-40
Seat belt ...................................... 5-38
Tire pressure monitoring
system ........................................ 5-40
Warranty ............................................ 9-12
Washer Fluid ..................................... 8-25
Weights ............................................. 10-5
Wheel Replacement .......................... 8-36
Windows
Power windows .......................... 3-14
Windshield Washer ........................... 5-52
Windshield Wipers ............................ 5-50
Blades replacement .................... 8-26
Winter Driving .................................... 4-8
U
Underseat Storage ............................. 6-56
V
Vanity Mirrors ................................... 6-49
Vehicle Information Labels ............... 10-2
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NAVIGATION
SYSTEM
Preparation
See page 4 for specific information.
Immediate use
See page 4 for specific information.
Before Use
Getting
started
Routing
Advanced use
See page 5 for specific information.
Address
Book
Voice
Recognition
Navigation
Set Up
If necessary
See page 5 for specific information.
If
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Accessories
Please contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer if you are missing the
following accessory.
Before Use
lMap Disc
Navigation RDM-TMC If
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CAUTION:
THIS PRODUCT IS A CLASS I LASER PRODUCT.
HOWEVER THIS PRODUCT USES A VISIBLE/
INVISIBLE LASER BEAM WHICH COULD CAUSE
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE IF DIRECTED.
BE SURE TO OPERATE THIS PRODUCT
CORRECTLY AS INSTRUCTED.
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR
PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN
THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE. DO NOT
OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR YOURSELF.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
Laser products:
Wave length: 650 nm
Laser power: No hazardous radiation is emitted with safety protection.
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MEMO
Before Use
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Contents
Preparation
n Before Use
Before Use
Accessories........................................................................................ 2
Laser products: .................................................................................. 2
Contents ............................................................................................. 4
Safety Information .............................................................................. 6
Introduction ........................................................................................ 8
(Use This Product Safety), (Navigation System), (Screens)
Names and Functions ...................................................................... 10
Immediate use
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n Getting started
l Activation....................................................................................... 12
(Removing the Map Disc), (Buttons on the screen)
l Screen Names and Functions....................................................... 14
(Screens Before Setting Route), (Screens During Route Guidance),
(Menu), (Screen adjustments and settings)
l Screen change.............................................................................. 16
(Changing the Map Orientation/Scale)
n Routing
l Destination Entry and Route Search............................................. 18
(Change (Change Search Area)), (Address), (Point of interest),
(Emergency), (Memory Point), (Home), (Preset Destination),
(Previous Destination), (Intersection), (Freeway On/Off Ramp),
(Coordinates), (Select from map)
l Quick POI...................................................................................... 26
(Displaying POI(s) on a Map), (Local Search), (Deleting POI Markers),
(Showing POI Data)
l Character Entry............................................................................. 27
(To enter the street name, city name, and other.),
(To enter the house phone number, and other.)
l Direct Destination Input................................................................. 28
(Direct Destination Input), (Selecting Route)
l POI Icons on Maps / Delete Destination ....................................... 29
(POI (Point of Interest) Icons), (Delete destination)
l Route Options ............................................................................... 30
(Route Preferences), (Modification of Destination or Way Point Positions),
(Deletion of Destination or Way Points), (Detour), (Turn List),
(Display Preview), (Route Preview)
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Advanced use
Before Use
n Address Book
l Address Book ................................................................................ 34
(Memory Point Storage), (Memory Point Confirmation and Modification),
(Preset Destinations or Home storage), (Memory Point Deletion), (All Memory
Point Deletion), (Displays Icons at Memory Points), (Avoid Area Storage),
(Avoid Area Confirmation and Modification), (Avoid Area Deletion),
(All Avoid Area Deletion), (Category Name Modification),
(Previous Destination Deletion), (All Preset Destination Deletion)
n Voice Recognition
l Voice Recognition.......................................................................... 38
(Voice Recognition Structure), (Select the Language),
(Basic Usage Pattern), (Cancel Voice Recognition), (Voice Recognition
Command)
n Navigation Set Up
l Volume Adjustment........................................................................ 40
l Navigation Set Up.......................................................................... 42
(User Setting), (Quick POI Selection), (Calibration),
(Restore System Defaults), (Language), (Map Configuration)
If necessary
If
Rear View
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n If necessary
l Precautions/System Performance ................................................. 51
(Voice Guidance), (GPS), (Map Matching), (Positioning Accuracy),
(Route Guide), (Route Search)
l Troubleshooting ............................................................................. 55
(Verification First), (Error Messages)
l Maintenance.................................................................................. 58
(Care of the Product), (Handling and Care of Map Discs)
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Safety Information
n Read this owner’s manual for your Navigation System carefully before using the system.
It contains instructions about how to use the system in a safe and effective manner.
Mazda assumes no responsibility for any problems resulting from failure to observe the instructions
given in this manual.
Before Use
n This manual uses pictographs to show you how to use the product safely and to alert you to potential
dangers resulting from improper connections and operation. The meanings of the pictographs are
explained below. It is important that you fully understand the pictographs and explanations in order to
use this manual and the system properly.
Warning
Warning
The presence of this Warning symbol in the text is intended to
alert you to the importance of heeding the operation
instructions. Failure to heed the instructions may result in
severe injury or death.
n Do not keep your eyes fixed on the monitor screen or operate the system
while driving.
Warnings
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6
Do not change the settings and destination locations while driving. Minimize the time
spent on viewing the monitor screen and listening to the voice guidance while driving.
Operating the system will distract the driver from looking ahead of the vehicle and can
cause accidents. Always stop the vehicle in a safe location and use the parking brake
before operating the system.
n Always obey local traffic regulations.
Your guided route may include roads that are not open to vehicles or are closed due to
traffic regulations. Comply with the local traffic regulations and take another route.
n Do not use the unit when it is out of order.
If the unit is out of order (no image, no sound) or in an abnormal state (has foreign matter
in it, is exposed to water, is smoking, or smells), then turn it off immediately and consult
with an Expert dealer, we recommend an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Using the unit in an
out-of-order condition may lead to accidents, fires, or electric shocks.
n Use the proper power supply.
This product is designed for operation with a negative grounded 12 V DC battery system.
n Do not disassemble.
Do not disassemble the product or attempt to repair it yourself. If the product needs to be
repaired, take it to an Expert dealer, we recommend an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Cautions
n Do not use the product where it is exposed to water, moisture, or dust.
Exposure to water, moisture, or dust may lead to smoke, fire, or other damage to the unit.
Make especially sure that the unit does not get wet in car washes or on rainy days.
n Keep the voice guidance volume at an appropriate level.
Keep the volume level low enough to be aware of road and traffic conditions while driving.
Before Use
Caution
The presence of this Caution symbol in the text is intended to
alert you to the importance of heeding the operation
instructions. Failure to heed the instructions may result in injury
or material damage.
Caution
n Protect the Deck Mechanism.
Do not insert any foreign objects into the slot of this unit.
n This navigation system is designed exclusively for use in automobiles.
This navigation system should only be installed in an automobile. Do not install it in a
ship, aircraft, or any other vehicles except an automobile. Do not use it detached from the
vehicle.
n Do not insert or allow your hand or fingers to be caught in the unit.
To prevent injury, do not get your hand or fingers caught in moving parts or in the disc
slot. Especially watch out for infants.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions;
(1) this device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
If
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Introduction
Use This Product Safety
n Extremely
low or high temperatures may interfere with normal operation
Before Use
The inside of the vehicle can become very hot or cold when it is parked for extended
periods in direct sunlight or in cold places with the engine turned off. The navigation system
may not operate normally under such circumstances. Turn off the navigation system until
the inside of the vehicle has cooled down or warmed up. If the system does not operate
thereafter, consult an Authorized Dealer, we recommend an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Navigation System
This navigation system utilizes GPS* satellite signals, a speed sensor and gyrosensor to track
and display your vehicle’s current position, and to guide you from your starting point to your
destination along a calculated route.
* : GPS (Global Positioning System) is a position detecting system utilizing the signals from GPS satellites
deployed by the U.S. Defense Department.
Screens
Screens displayed in this manual may differ from those on the actual display.
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Names and Functions
VOICE key
Before Use
VOICE
Initiates vocal guidance for route
maneuvers. Use when adjusting
the display(
page 15)
Joystick
ENTER
Selects items
by tilting it up, down, right, and left.
RET
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P
POS
E
ENTER
MENU
Changes the map scale.
(
page 16)
S
(
ZOOM key
ZOOM
l
l
M
RET key
Returns to the previous screen.
D
D
DIM
C
(
TALK
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Displays your current position.
Before Use
POS (Position) key
POS
ENTER key
ENTER
lExecutes a selected item.
lDisplays pop up menu.
MENU key
MENU
Select a menu.
(
page 15)
DIM key
DIM
Changes the display brightness.
page 15)
TALK Switch
TALK
Use for switching to voice
recognition or canceling.
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Routing
Activation
Insert the map disc into the unit to start the Mobile Navigation System.
Address
Book
n Map Disc
Cautions
l Refer to “Handling and Care of Map Discs” to know how to handle a map
disc (
page 58).
Note
Getting started
lThe map disc cannot be inserted or ejected while the ignition switch is in the OFF position.
lRemember that the battery can run down if the ignition switch is kept in the ON or ACC
position for a long time while the engine not running.
1
Turn the ignition switch
to the ON position and
press OPEN to open
Note
lThis display angle can be adjusted by pressing
TILT .
the display.
When the TILT is
pressed, the display
angle changes in
stages.
lPress OPEN to close the display.
2
Insert the map disc
with the printed side
facing up.
Note
lThe main unit is located in the glove box
compartment.
lCondensation may form on the optical lens or the
map disc inside the unit when the temperature in
the vehicle increases in a short time such as when
heating the car on a cold day. This condensation
may cause malfunctions. If so, unload the map disc
and do not operate the unit for approximately 1
hour. Wipe the condensation off the map disc with a
soft cloth.
If the unit does not operate correctly after 1 hour,
consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
(CAUTION) screen
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Read CAUTION
carefully, and select
and press
Caution
ENTER .
Most functions are inhibited while the
vehicle is in motion.
Please read the handbook for operation
instructions.
Always obey traffic regulations.
Getting started
lThe Current Position screen appears.
Note
lYou can select the language by select
and press ENTER . You can also change the
selected language using Language Selection. (
page 49)
lThe CAUTION screen remains on the display unless you select
and press ENTER .
Removing the Map Disc
When the ignition switch is in the ACC position and press
Caution
(EJECT).
Do not get your hand or fingers caught in
moving parts or in the disc slot. This can
cause injuries. Children are inquisitive, try
to install or remove the map disc without
infants looking on.
EJECT
Buttons on the screen
Select the buttons by using Joystick and press ENTER .
Colors for unavailable buttons will be pale.
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Routing
Screen Names and Functions
Address
Book
Screens Before Setting Route
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
ENTER
ENTER
Getting started
Current position screen
RET
RET
Returns after a
few seconds.
(6)
(5)
(8)
(7)
(1) Map Orientation control
(
page 16)
(2) GPS (Global Positioning System) marker
(
page 52)
(3) Clock
Clock will be displayed when you set up
Clock on Navigation Set Up On.
(4) Vehicle marker
Shows the current position and
direction of your vehicle.
(5) Scale display
Displays the scale of the map.
(6) Distance from current position
Displays the distance from the current
position to the position pointed by .
(9)
(7) Set Destination button
The destination, memory point or way point
will be set at the position pointed by in the
scroll screen.
(8) Store Memory Point button
Stores markers on the map.
(9) POI (Point of Interest) Display button
(
page 26)
Screens During Route Guidance
(3)
(2)
ENTER
(1)
RET
(5)
Returns after a
few seconds.
(4)
(1) Distance and Time to Destination display (3) Turn Arrow display
Displays the time* and distance to the
Shows the direction to turn at the next
destination or way point.
junction and the distance to the junction.
Selecting this will display the next and
(4) Route Preferences button
further information on the way point or
(
page 30)
time and distance to the destination.
(5) Current Road Name
(* Either required time or estimated time
Shows the name of the road you are
arrival)
currently driving on.
(2) Route display
Shows the provided route as a thick
blue line.
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Menu
Menu appears when pressing MENU .
page 18)
Screen adjustments and settings
Display Menu screen will be shown when you press VOICE
(DISP) and hold.
Getting started
Destination Entry and Route Search (
Address Book (
page 34)
Cancel Guidance (
page 29)
Route Options (
page 30)
Volume (
page 40)
Navigation Set Up (
page 42)
Note
Display Menu screen will be disappeared when they have been unused during a few seconds.
n Adjusting
the screen quality
lAdjusts the screen brightness
Select "ADJ", and then "BRIGHT". The screen will brighten when scrolling to the right, or
darken when scrolling to the left.
lAdjusts the screen contrast
Select "ADJ", and then "CONTRAST". The screen will lighten when scrolling to the right, or
deepen when scrolling to the left.
Note
• Adjust by scrolling the Joystick to the right and left.
• Restore the adjustment value to the default when selecting “RESET”, press ENTER .
n Clearing
the screen
Select “DISP OFF”, press ENTER and the screen will disappear.
The screen will appear again when pressing any buttons.
n Daytime
screen/Night screen
When the headlights are on, daytime mode can also be selected (if extra screen certain
nighttime conditions). This selection can only be done when the headlights are on. Press
ENTER to switch between day and night modes.
lThe screen can be returned to the daytime screen while the headlights or running lights are
on using
DIM
.
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Routing
Screen change
Changing the Map Orientation/Scale
Address
Book
n Do not keep your eyes fixed on the monitor screen or operate the system
while driving
Warning
Do not change the settings and destination locations while driving. Minimize the time
spent viewing the monitor screen and listening to the voice guidance while driving.
Operating the system will distract the driver from looking ahead of the vehicle and may
cause an accident. Always stop the vehicle in a safe location and use the parking brake
before operating the system.
Getting started
Map
orientation
1
2
l North Up: Geographic north is up.
Press ENTER
Select
,
and
press ENTER
l Head Up: The direction you are
heading is up.
1
l ZOOM OUT: Enlarges the map.
ZOOM
lThe map can be displayed in
13 steps with scales from
to
.
ZOOM
Map scale
l ZOOM IN: Reduces the map.
(more detail.)
Position before change
16
<Scale bar>
Imperial 1/32 mi
display (mile)
1/4 mi
(mile)
2 mi
(mile)
16 mi
(mile)
128 mi
(mile)
Metric
display
500 m
4 km
32 km
256 km
50 m
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Destination Entry and Route Search
lYou can set the destination using various methods provided by the system.
Before
Use
Getting
started
Before Steps
Routing
Change
(Change
Search Area)
MENU
ENTER
select
Select the desi
Open the [DESTINATION
ENTRY] Menu
Select
Open the
[DESTINATION
ENTRY] Menu
Select
When narrowing
down to city name
Select
: ID, OR, WA,
: CA, NV
: AZ, CO, MT, NM
: IA, KS, MN, MO
: OK, TX
: IL, IN, KY, MI, O
:
Cancel the
city selection.
:
Displays list of
5 city names
nearest the
current
position.
:
Displays the
city name
input screen.
Address
When narrowing
down to street name
Select
18
Enter the
street
name and
select
ct
Do not change the settings and destination locations while driving. Minimize the time spent
viewing the monitor screen and listening to the voice guidance while driving. Operating the system
will distract the driver from looking ahead of the vehicle and may cause an accident. Always stop
the vehicle in a safe location before operating the system.
l Route searches with the navigation system can include roads that you cannot drive on and roads that you
are prohibited from driving on due to traffic regulations. Please comply with the traffic regulations.
Select the desired Search Area
: ID, OR, WA,
: CA, NV
: AZ, CO, MT, NM, UT, WY
: IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD
: OK, TX
: IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, WI
: AR, AL, LA, MS, TN
: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT
: DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV
: FL, GA, NC, SC
: CANADA
ENTER
RET
Routing
n narrowing
n to street name
Warnings
Getting
started
ct
l Do not keep your eyes fixed on the monitor screen or operate the system while driving.
Before
Use
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n to city name
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Cancel the
city selection.
:
Displays list of
5 city names
nearest the
current
position.
Select
the
city
name
from
the
list
Enter
the
street
name
and
select
Select
the
street
name
from
the
list
:
Displays the
city name
input screen.
Enter
the
city
name
and
select
Select
the
city
name
from
the
list
Enter
the
street
name
and
select
Enter the
street
name and
select
Select the
street name
from the list
Enter
the
house
no.
Select
Direct
destination
input
(
page 28)
Select the
street name
from the list
Select the city
name from the
list
Enter
the
house
no.
Select
l For Character Entry, please refer to page 27.
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Destination Entry and Route Search
Before
Use
Open the
[DESTINATION
ENTRY] Menu
Select
When entering
the destination
point directly
Getting
started
Select
When narrowing
down to city
name
:
Cancel the
city selection.
Select
Routing
:
Displays list
of 5 city
names
nearest the
current
position.
:
Displays the
city name
input screen.
Point of
interest
When narrowing
down to category
name
Select
Select the
category
name from
the list
When narrowing
down to the
nearest facility
:
for facilities clos
nearest city hall
Select
:
for facilities nea
position.
:S
facilities near th
position.
Searches for fac
the current dest
When narrowing
down to a phone
number
Select
20
Enter the phone
and select
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Enter the
POI name
and select
Before
Use
When entering
he destination
point directly
Select the
POI from
the list
When narrowing
own to city
ame
Getting
started
elect
:
Cancel the
city selection.
elect
Select the
city name
from the
list
:
Displays the
city name
input screen.
Enter the
city name
and select
When narrowing
own to category
ame
elect
When narrowing
own to the
earest facility
Select
Select the
city name
from the
list
Select the
category
name from
the list
: Searches
for facilities close to the
nearest city hall.
Enter the city
center name
and select
: Searches
for facilities near the current
position.
Select
: Searches for
facilities near the current
position.
Scroll the map
as necessary
and select
:
Searches for facilities near
the current destinations.
Select the
facility from
the list and
select
elect
When narrowing
own to a phone
umber
Routing
:
Displays list
of 5 city
names
nearest the
current
position.
Select the
city center
name from
the list and
select
Select the
Category
name from
the list and
select
Enter the phone number
and select
elect
l For Character Entry, please refer to page 27.
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Destination Entry and Route Search
Before
Use
Select
Getting
started
When stopped
Select the so
Displays the police
station select screen.
: Sorts the
the hospital by D
: Sorts the
the hospital by n
Displays the hospital
select screen.
Emergency
When driving
Routing
Sets the destination to the
nearest police station
automatically.
Sets the destination to the
nearest hospital
automatically.
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Select the name from
the list
Select
Getting
started
: Sorts the police station or
the hospital by Distance.
: Sorts the police station or
the hospital by name.
Before
Use
Select the sort methods
Routing
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Destination Entry and Route Search
Before
Use
Before Steps
Getting
started
Memory Point
MENU
ENTER
Open the
[DESTINATION
ENTRY] Menu
select
Select
Routing
Select
Home
Preset Destination
Select
Select the desi
Previous Destination
Select
Select
Select the Prev
Intersection
Select
Enter/Select th
1st street name
Enter/Select th
name of the
freeway
Select
Enter the latitu
Freeway On/
Off Ramp
: degrees
Coordinates
: minutes
: seconds
Select from
map
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Before
Use
Getting
started
Select the desired Memory Point
: Display up to five previous suggestions.
: Display the five previous suggestions.
: The order of the displayed list can be changed.
Routing
Select the desired Preset Destination.
Select the Previous Destination.
Enter/Select the
1st street name
Enter/Select the
name of the
freeway
Enter/Select the 2nd
street name
Enter the latitude
Enter the longitude
Select
or
Select
Select the
desired the
On Ramp or
the Off Ramp
name.
Select
: degrees
: minutes
: seconds
l For Character Entry, please refer to page 27.
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Quick POI
Before
Use
lYou can select one of the Six Categories on the menu or List Categories and then select the
POI(s) to be displayed on the map.
Before Steps
ENTER
ENTER
Getting
started
Open the
[QUICK POI]
Routing
Displaying
POI(s) on a
Map
Select
Select the
categories to be
displayed up to a
maximum of five.
l POI icon chart
(
page 29)
For categories
other than the six
displayed, select
and
select them from
the list shown.
Select the POI
you want to find
from the listed
categories.
After you make a
selection, the point of
interest you selected
appears on the map.
: Search POI
along the route
during the guidance
and show the list.
Local
Search
Deleting
POI
Markers
Before Steps
Displaying POI(s) on a Map (
Display the POI.
Showing
POI Data
26
above)
Select the desired
POI by moving on
top of the POI icon.
The name of the selected
POI appears.
If no data is stored for the
selected POI, the POI
name is not displayed.
Select
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Character Entry
Select your target
in the list.
Before
Use
Select the first several
characters on the screen. (Step1)
Getting
started
Select
Select
Select
:
Select
To enter
the street
name, city
name, and
other.
:
:
:
Display up to five previous
suggestions.
Display the previous
suggestions.
Text flow (Right)
Text flow (Left)
:
The order of the displayed list
can be changed. (Displayed
list varies or
may not be
displayed depending on what
was input.)
:
Additional text can be input.
(Use when inputting
additional characters after
the list is displayed.)
: Move the cursor to the previous
position and delete a character.
: The list appears.
Routing
Names of which spelling starts
with the entered character appear.
l If a desired name is not in
the list, go back to Step 1,
and try fewer characters.
l Examples
Street: CANAL
Enter by selecting characters:
Street: 52nd Ave.
Enter by selecting characters:
-
C A
5 2 n d
A
Street: MAIN STREET
Enter by selecting characters:
-
M A I N
To enter
the house
phone
number,
and other.
S
Select the characters on
the screen.
Select
: Move the cursor to the
previous position and
delete a character.
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Direct Destination Input
Before
Use
1
ENTER
Getting
started
Position the
cursor on your
destination on
the map
Scroll the map and change the map
scale if necessary.
Routing
2
Direct
Destination
Input
ENTER
ENTER
3
Select
4
Select
Select
.
Route calculation will be carried out and the entire route
will be displayed on the map.
Select
(Way point) to set the address as a way point
on your route (
page 34). You can set up to 5 waypoints per trip.
.
Route guidance begins using displayed route.
Note
lIf your desired route cannot be found,
(Route
Options) allows the route option settings to be changed.
(
page 30)
lSelecting
for five seconds or more will launch the
Demo mode.
Operate after Step 3 of [Direct Destination Input]
Selecting
Route
4
5
The calculation route can be selected from one of three
types namely, Quick (the fastest route), Altern. (the
standard route), or Short (the shortest route).
Select
(Information).
Details regarding the individual routes (i.e., required time
total distance, roads used, etc.)
Select either
,
, or
, and then select
when you have decided
on the route to be used.
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POI Icons on Maps / Delete Destination
n POI (Point of Interest) Icons
Restaurant
Travel
Community
Convention Center
American
Ferry Terminal
Court House
Chinese
Hotel
Government Offices
Continental
Rental Car Agency
Higher Education
Fast Food
Rest Area
Hospital
French
Train Station
Library
Italian
Airport (All Search
Areas)
Park & Recreation
(All Search Areas)
Routing
Bus Station
Getting
started
All restaurants
Before
Use
The following are POI icons shown on maps.
Police Station
Japanese
Recreation
Mexican
School
Casino
City Center
Seafood
Golf Course
Thai
Historical
Monument
Banking
Other Restaurants
Bank
Marina
Shopping
ATM
Museum
Grocery Store
Ski Resort
Other
Shopping Mall
Sports Complex
Business Facility
Performing Arts
Automotive
Automobile Club
Tourist Attraction
(All Search Areas)
Gas Station
Tourist Information
Parking
Winery
Auto Service &
Maintenance
Amusement Park
(All Search Areas)
Delete
destination
MENU
ENTER
ENTER
Select
Select
ENTER
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Route Options
Before
Use
Before Steps
Getting
started
Routing
Route
Preferences
MENU
ENTER
Open the
[ROUTE
OPTIONS] Menu
lDuring route guidance you can
change the route options, stop or
check the route.
select
Select
Select
o
roads, major r
and restricted
The route will no
the specified con
Select
Modification
of Destination
or Way Point
Positions
Select the
button for the
location to be
modified.
Select
(Change
Location).
Shows the map fo
destination/way po
Select the way points
to change the order.
Change the destination
and the passing order of
the destination and way
points.
Select the button
corresponding to the
destination or way
point to be deleted.
Deletion of
Destination or
Way Points
Select
Select
Searches the det
present position
according to the
Route searches t
for all routes.
Detour
Select
Turn List
30
The Enter Route
screen appears.
Select
fro
the roads to be
avoided.
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Warning
n Do not keep your eyes fixed on the monitor screen or operate the system while driving
Do not change the settings and destination locations while driving. Minimize the time spent
viewing the monitor screen and listening to the voice guidance while driving. Operating the system
will distract the driver from looking ahead of the vehicle and may cause an accident. Always stop
the vehicle in a safe location and use the parking brake before operating the system.
Before
Use
Getting
started
ENTER
POS
The route will not necessarily follow
the specified conditions.
Select the
button for the
location to be
modified.
Select
Move
(Change
press
Location).
Shows the map for the
destination/way points.
Select the way points
to change the order.
Change the destination
and the passing order of
the destination and way
points.
Select the button
corresponding to the
destination or way
point to be deleted.
to location and then
.
ENTER
Press
order.
Select
Routing
Select
or
for toll
roads, major roads, and ferry
and restricted roads.
to change the
:
POS
POS
:Cancel the deletion
:
Searches the detour routes at one, three, and five miles from the
present position to the selected routes. (Display range varies
according to the set distance of the selected route.) Whole
Route searches the route that detours from the present position
for all routes.
The Enter Route
screen appears.
Select
from
the roads to be
avoided.
:
POS
:Cancel the setting
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Route Options
Before
Use
Before Steps
Getting
started
Display
Preview
MENU
ENTER
Open the
[ROUTE
OPTIONS] Menu
select
Select
Routing
ENTER
Select
Use the button
: Move the s
: Carry out a
be displaye
: Stop the s
: Carry out a
be displaye
: Move to th
Route
Preview
: Displays th
POIs: Disp
selected, it
selected to
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Before
Use
Getting
started
Routing
Use the buttons displayed on-screen to carry out a simulation run.
: Move the start point.
: Carry out a simulation run in the direction of the start point. When the Simulation starts the button will
be displayed as
, and when selected, it will cause the Simulation to advance quickly.
: Stop the simulation run.
: Carry out a simulation run in the direction of the destination. When the Simulation starts the button will
be displayed as
, and when selected, it will cause the Simulation to advance quickly.
: Move to the destination.
: Displays the [EDIT ROUTE PREVIEW] screen.
: Stops at the destination or the next way-point.
: Stops at a point of interest which has been setup on the route.
: Delete the POI which has been selected.
RET
POIs: Display the six POIs from Quick-POI storage. When one of these is
selected, it will be displayed on the map; furthermore,
can be
selected to display items other than shown here. For more details, refer to page 45.
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Address Book
Before
Use
Before Steps
Getting
started
Memory Point
Storage
MENU
ENTER
lYou can, edit, or delete any
marked point.
select
Routing
Open the
[ADDRESS
BOOK]
Set a mem
point using
preferred m
Select a m
point to be
modified
Select
Address Book
Memory Point
Confirmation
and
Modification
Preset
Destinations
or Home
storage
Select a m
point to be
in Preset
Destinatio
Home.
Memory
Point
Deletion
Select a m
point to be
deleted.
All Memory
Point
Deletion
Displays
Icons at
Memory
Points
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: Ca
Show all
icon
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Before
Use
Getting
started
Select a memory
point to be
modified
:
Allows the storage
category to be
changed. Select the
button corresponding
to the new category.
Select a memory
point to be
deleted.
Address Book
Select a memory
point to be stored
in Preset
Destinations or
Home.
: Allows the display icon to be
selected. Page 1 and 2 contain
standard icons, whereas the
With Sound page contains icons
which also playback sounds.
(With direction icon function)
The beep alert only activates
when the vehicle approaches to
within about 500m of the memory
point from the set direction.
: Allows the name to be changed.
When editing has been
completed, select
.
Furthermore, select
to
display names on the map, or
if these names are not to
be displayed.
: Allows memory points to be
checked and modified on the
map screen. After checking.
: Allows the telephone number to
be modified. When editing has
been completed, select
.
Routing
Set a memory
point using your
preferred method.
ENTER
: Changes the category to
Preset Destinations
: Changes the category to
Home
: Cancel the deletion.
: Cancel the deletion.
Show all
icon
or
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Address Book
Before
Use
Before Steps
MENU
ENTER
select
Getting
started
Routing
Open the
Avoid Area
[ADDRESS
Storage
BOOK]
Address Book
Avoid Area
Confirmation
and
Modification
Select
Avoid Area
Deletion
All Avoid
Area
Deletion
Category
Name
Modification
Select
Previous
Destination
Deletion
All Preset
Destination
Deletion
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Before
Use
: Changes the detour
position
: Reduces the size of the
avoid area.
: Increases the size of
the avoid area.
: Allows avoid area
to be checked and
modified on the
map screen.
After checking.
Extends
the detour
range
POS
Address Book
: Allows the name to be
changed. When editing has
been completed, select
. Furthermore, select
to display names on
the map, or
if these
names are not to be
displayed.
Routing
Select an avoid area
to be modified.
Getting
started
Select an avoid
area using your
preferred method.
Shortens
the detour
range
Changes
the detour
position
Select an avoid
area to be deleted.
: Cancel the deletion.
: Cancel the deletion.
Select a destination to
be deleted.
: The order of the
displayed list can be
changed.
: Cancel the deletion.
: Cancel the deletion.
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Voice Recognition
lVoice control can be carried out by simply
Pressing TALK and using a voice command
(
page 39) spoken into the microphone.
l Microphone surface
Before
Use
Voice entry recognition.
Getting
started
Voice
Recognition
Structure
l TALK
(Steering Wheel)
Use for switching to voice recognition or canceling.
TALK Switch
Routing
Address
Book
Set up the language in advance.
Voice Recognition
Select the
Language
1
2
3
Basic
Usage
Pattern
Cancel
Voice
Recognition
1
2
1
Press MENU
ENTER
select
ENTER
select
ENTER
select
Select your preferred language from the list
Press TALK (Steering Wheel)
Speak the desired voice command
Long press TALK (Steering Wheel)
(Press it more than 0.7 seconds.)
Note
After the navigation system has been set, voice recognition needs approximately 2 minutes
for activation on preparation. Wait momentarily.
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Avoiding Voice Recognition Errors.
Voice Recognition
(Go to/Previous) Starting Point
[Go to] Previous Destination
[Go to] Preset Destination [Number] 1
[Go to] Preset Destination [Number] 2
[Go to] Preset Destination [Number] 3
[Go to] Preset Destination [Number] 4
[Go to] Preset Destination [Number] 5
Cancel
Guidance Commands
Louder
Softer
[Show] (Whole/Entire) Route [Map]
[Show] Next Way Point [Map]
Show First Way Point [Map]
Show Second Way Point [Map]
Show Third Way Point [Map]
Show Fourth Way Point [Map]
Show Fifth Way Point [Map]
Show Destination [Map]
(Delete/Cancel) Next Way Point
Yes
No
(Delete/Cancel) Destination
(Delete/Cancel) All Way Points and
Destination
Voice Guidance Off
Voice Guidance On
Quick
Alternative
Short
Detour
Detour Entire Route
[Change to] Arrow (Guide/Guidance)
[Change to] Turn List (Guide/Guidance)
[Change to] Freeway (Guide/Guidance)
[Change to] Intersection (Guide/Guidance)
Display Commands
display [set] day [mode]
display [set] night [mode]
display [set] auto [mode]
Address
Book
School
Amusement Park
Casino
Golf Course
Historical Monument
Marina
Museum
Ski Resort/Skiing
Sports Complex/Stadium
Performing Arts
Tourist Attraction
Tourist Information
Winery
Restaurant/I'm Hungry/Show Restaurant
American Restaurant/American Food
Chinese Restaurant/Chinese Food
Continental Restaurant/Continental Food
Fast Food/Fast Food Restaurant
French Restaurant/French Food
Italian Restaurant/Italian Food
Japanese Restaurant/Japanese Food
Mexican Restaurant/Mexican Food
Seafood Restaurant/Seafood
Thai Restaurant/Thai Food
Other Restaurant/Other Food
Grocery Store
Shopping Mall
Airport
Bus Station
Ferry Terminal
Hotel
Rental Car Agency
Rest Area
Train Station
Business Facility
POI Off
Destination Operation Commands
[Go] Home
Enter Destination
Add to Waypoint
Routing
Shortcut Commands
[Show] Current (Position/Location)
[Show] Map
Repeat [Voice] [Guidance]
Cancel
Map Operation Commands
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Zoom In Maximum
Zoom Out Maximum
Right Map Zoom In
Right Map Zoom Out
Right Map (Zoom In Maximum/
Minimum Scale)
Right Map (Zoom Out Maximum/Maximum Scale)
[Change to/Show] North up [Mode]
[Change to/Show] Heading up [Mode]
[Change] Map Direction
Right Map [Change to/Show] North up [Mode]
Right Map [Change to/Show] Heading Up [Mode]
Right Map [Change Map] Direction
[Show/Change to] Dual Map [Mode]
[Show/Change to] Single Map [Mode]
(Store/Mark) [This Point]
POI Display Commands
Automobile Club
Gas Station/Gas
Parking/Parking Lot/Parking Garage/Car Park
Auto Service & Maintenance/Auto Service
ATM
Bank
Town Center/City Center
Convention Center/Exhibition Center
Court House
Government Offices
Higher Education/University/College
Hospital
Library
Parks & Recreation/College
Police Station
Getting
started
Voice Recognition Command
The following voice commands can be used with voice control.
Before
Use
Read the notes listed below to allow the Voice Recognition function to recognize your voice properly.
lSpeak a voice command clearly.
lKeep yourself in a safe driving position. Do not face or approach the microphone to make a
voice command to recognize.
Voice recognition may fail to recognize your command due to voice tone. If this happens,
change the tone of your voice by speaking more loudly and clearly.
lKeep the inside of the vehicle quiet when making a voice command. Your command may be compromised
by noises made by people, blinkers, the horn, vehicle vibration, and noises from outside the vehicle.
lUse the language you selected in voice recognition.
( ): Indicates the commands to be the object of “/”
[]: Recognizes without saying the command in “[]”
“/”: Recognizes when saying either commands before and after “/”
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Volume Adjustment
You can adjust the volume control for the voice guidance.
Before
Use
Before Steps
MENU
ENTER
Getting
started
Routing
ENTER
Open the [VOLUME] screen
1
Address
Book
Voice
Recognition
Navigation Set Up
40
select
Select the appropriate button to set the
volume between
(minimum) and
(maximum).
:Sound output will be muted.
2
Press the POS button to return to the
current vehicle position screen.
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MEMO
Before
Use
Getting
started
Routing
Address
Book
Voice
Recognition
Navigation Set Up
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Navigation Set Up
Before
Use
Getting
started
Routing
Address
Book
Voice
Recognition
Navigation Set Up
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lYou can alter the map display conditions, the route guidance conditions and show the
system information.
Warning
n Stop your vehicle before the following operations.
Do not change the settings and destination locations while driving. Minimize the time
spent viewing the monitor screen and listening to the voice guidance while driving.
Operating the system will distract the driver from looking ahead of the vehicle and may
cause an accident.
Always stop the vehicle in a safe location and put the parking brake on before operating
the system.
Before Steps
MENU
Open
[NAVIGATION SETUP]
ENTER
select
ENTER
(
page 43)
(
page 45)
(
page 49)
(
page 50)
(
page 46)
(
page 48)
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Navigation Set Up
ENTER
select
ENTER
Before Steps
ENTER
ENTER
Getting
started
Routing
n Map Color
Select a screen color from
to
options.
n Map Mode
and Night illumination mode when the headlights are
turned off and on respectively.
l Day : The display will be presented in Day illumination mode
regardless of whether the headlights are on or off.
l Night : The display will be presented in Night illumination mode
regardless of whether the headlights are on or off.
Select the distance unit from
or
.
n Average Speed
Set the average speed for each road to be driven.
(This function sets the standard speed (average vehicle speed
for each route) used for calculating the estimated arrival time
when calculating the route time.)
:
Navigation Set Up
n Distance
Voice
Recognition
l Auto : The display will automatically switch between Day
Address
Book
Open the
[USER SETTINGS]
screen
select
Before
Use
MENU
User Setting
Average speed setting
:Changes back to default
n Road Restriction Warnings
The display of warnings during route guidance when passing
through areas with traffic restrictions can be turned on or off.
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Navigation Set Up
Before
Use
MENU
ENTER
User Setting
select
ENTER
Before Steps
ENTER
Getting
started
Routing
Address
Book
Open the
[USER SETTINGS]
screen
select
ENTER
n Arrival Time
The time which is displayed until reaching the destination or a
way point can be set as an estimated arrival time or the
remaining time.
Voice
Recognition
Select
to display the estimated arrival time, or
display the remaining time.
n Keyboard Layout
The layout of input keys can be selected as
Navigation Set Up
44
to
or
n Clock
Allows selection of whether clock is to be displayed.
n Beep
Allows selection of whether beep will sound.
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Navigation Set Up
Quick POI Selection
MENU
ENTER
ENTER
select
select
ENTER
ENTER
Getting
started
Routing
1
2
Before
Use
This function allows you set the categories on the area displayed when the (Point of Interest)
menu is selected on the map. Quick POI enables you store up to six different kinds of
categories which you use most regularly.
Note
lSelect the category to be changed
: This button allows you to restore the factory
settings.
Voice
Recognition
Select the button for Quick POI storage.
Address
Book
Open the [QUICK POI SELECTION] screen
Select a category.
Select the subcategories to be displayed on the
map.
Navigation Set Up
Once selected, subcategories will be displayed.
: Subcategories from all of the
individual categories will be
displayed together.
Repeat the above steps to add further POI markers displayed on the menu.
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Navigation Set Up
Calibration
This function allows you to correct any error in the position or direction of your vehicle display.
Before
Use
Before Steps
Getting
started
Adjusting Current Position and Direction
Routing
ENTER
MENU
ENTER
select
select
ENTER
Open the [Calibrate Position] screen
Address
Book
Move
to the correct position and select ENTER .
Set Cloc
The current
a GPS sate
ENTER
Open the
Voice
Recognition
Use
or
to adjust the direction in which you are
heading, and select
.
Navigation Set Up
Note
Minutes are
under the fo
lDriving acr
lDaylight sa
Distance
Map Vers
This function automatically corrects any error in the display of the current
position that might occur after tire replacement.
The map an
ENTER
ENTER
select
ENTER
You will have to drive about 6 miles (10 km) before distance correction is complete.
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se
se
Map and so
ENTER
ENTER
select
ENTER
ENTER
select
Open the [SET CLOCK] screen
Note
Minutes are adjusted by the GPS, however, it is necessary to adjust hours
under the following conditions:
lDriving across different time zones
lDaylight saving time start and end
Navigation Set Up
Select
to move the setting ahead by one hour,
and similarly, select
to move it back by one
hour.
How to exit
.
Voice
Recognition
Select
if you prefer 24-hour display;
for 12-hour display.
h you are
urrent
ENTER
Address
Book
.
Routing
The current time is set using this function. Since time notification is provided by
a GPS satellite.
Getting
started
Set Clock
Before
Use
NTER
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Map Version
The map and software version numbers can be confirmed using this function.
ENTER
select
ENTER
Map and software versions are now displayed.
omplete.
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Navigation Set Up
Restore System Defaults
Before
Use
This function replaces all the settings in the mobile navigation system with the initial default
settings.
MENU
ENTER
select
Getting
started
ENTER
select
ENTER
Routing
Open the [SYSTEM DEFAULTS] screen
Address
Book
Select
.
Voice
Recognition
If you execute Restore System Defaults, all of your stored setting data will be deleted.
[Default List]
Navigation Set Up
Item
Menu names
Map Orientation
Map display mode
Map Display scale/Map scale for Dual-screen is not object of backup.
Display guidance language
Quick-POI map display
Quick-POI Selection
Search Area
Map Color
Day/Night/Auto Setting
Distance Units (Miles/KM) (Global setting)
Volume Presets
Time display change (12h/24h)
Keyboard layout
Arrival Time
Navigation Setup (Clock)
Navigation Setup (Beep)
Map Configuration
Freeway Information
Guidance Screen
Map screen
Turn Guidance Screen
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ENTER
Before Steps
Initial condition
North up
Single-screen display
Single-screen: 10,000 map (1/16 mi)
English
All Off
A : Gas station
B : ATM
C : Police Station
D : Grocery store
E : All Restaurant
F : Hotel
US9 (including Washington DC)
1
Auto
Miles
4
24h
ABC
Time
Off
On
Off
ON
Single
Turn List
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Navigation Set Up
Language
You can change the language of the menu and the voice guidance.
ENTER
select
ENTER
select
ENTER
Address
Book
Select your preferred language from the list.
Routing
Open the [LANGUAGE] screen
Getting
started
ENTER
Before
Use
MENU
Before Steps
Voice
Recognition
Navigation Set Up
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Navigation Set Up
Before
Use
MENU
ENTER
Map Configuration
select
ENTER
Before Steps
ENTER
Getting
started
Routing
Address
Book
Open the
[MAP
CONFIGURATION]
screen
select
ENTER
n Map Screen
Select single or dual map display.
Dual map
Single map
Voice
Recognition
n Turn Guidance
Enlarged Junction Diagram
Navigation Set Up
Before a fork in the road, an enlarged diagram of the junction automatically
appears in a second screen.This is to make route guidance even clearer.
During route guidance, an enlarged
diagram of an approaching fork or junction
appears. When you drive past the junction,
the enlarged diagram disappears.
During route guidance, an enlarged diagram of
the freeway automatically appears in a second
screen as you approach a fork on the freeway.
This is to make route guidance even clearer.
Turn List
While using route guidance, the
directions for the next junction where
you have to turn are shown as Turn
List.
Turn Arrow
While using route guidance, the
directions for the next junction where
you have to turn are shown as Turn
Arrow.
n Junction Detail
Select whether the Enlarged Junction diagram screen is displayed automatically.
n Freeway Information
Allows selection of whether the guidance screen is to be displayed while driving on a freeway.
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Precautions/System Performance
Voice Guidance
150m
100m
First branching point
Roundabout.
Take the second
exit.
If necessary
Route
Second branching point
Voice
Navigation
Recognition Set Up
lThe system vocally announces the distance to an upcoming highway branching point or
junction.
Address
Book
guidance
lThe system voice announces the distance to an upcoming turn and the turning direction.
This guidance function is automatic. Therefore, you do not have to set it, and it cannot be
disabled.
Routing
n Intersection
Getting
started
Voice guidance has the following functions:
Before
Use
Warnings
l The navigation system is just a support system for the driver. The driver should
always pay attention to the traffic situation to safely make decisions. You may
be unable at times to arrive at your destination due to out-of-date information
on a map disc. You should be especially careful when selecting an urgent
destination such as a hospital or a police station.
l Your route may sometimes include roads that are not open to vehicles or are
closed due to traffic regulations. Please comply with the local traffic
regulations.
l Do not change the settings and destination locations while driving. Minimize
the time spent viewing the monitor screen and listening to the voice guidance
while driving. Operating the system will distract the driver from looking ahead
of the vehicle and may cause an accident. Always stop the vehicle in a safe
location and use the parking brake before operating the system.
Left turn ahead,
then right turn.
In 700m left turn.
When two intersections are close together, the
voice guidance may be late.
When two roundabouts are close together, the
voice guidance for the second may be late.
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GPS
Before
Use
Getting
started
GPS is a position detecting system utilizing the signals
from GPS satellites deployed by the U.S. Department of
Defense. The Mobile Navigation System uses input from
three or more satellites and calculates the vehicle position
based on the principle of triangulation.
The positioning accuracy of the system corresponds to the
error display of the GPS which is from about 30 to 200 meters.
Routing
Address
Book
lIf you are using the system for the first time, or if you have not used it for some time, it takes
about 5 minutes (or about 2 minutes in open areas) to calculate your vehicle’s position.
n GPS
signal reception is poor in the following places
Voice
Navigation
Recognition Set Up
In tunnels
Among high-rise buildings Under elevated roads
In wooded areas
If necessary
lThe GPS satellites are controlled by the U.S. Defense Department, which may intentionally
lower positioning accuracy. In such cases, there may be vehicle position deviations.
lThere may be vehicle position deviations for some time until GPS signals are received after
turning on the ignition.
Map Matching
This function compares your vehicle’s tracking data with the road data on the map
disc, applies dead reckoning to determine the road you are driving on, and displays
your vehicle on that road on the map.
lIntelligent map matching addresses the following problems to achieve high accuracy in
vehicle positioning.
Position Correction for Elevated Roads
Position accuracy is improved by detecting if the vehicle is
running on or under an elevated road.
Position Correction for Parking Garages
Position accuracy is improved by detecting if the vehicle is
driving in an elevated or underground parking garage.
High-precision Gyrosensor
A gyro detects turns with an accuracy of 0.05° per second.
Combined with a speed sensor, it enables the system to
display the current vehicle position even where GPS signals
may be blocked.
lUsing a spare tire in place of the regular one may cause vehicle position deviations.
lAny difference between the direction which your vehicle actually travels and that shown on
the map is automatically eliminated by azimuth correction.
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Precautions/System Performance
Positioning Accuracy
Before
Use
In the following situations, your vehicle position may not be displayed correctly on the
map. But, as you keep driving, your vehicle position will be automatically corrected
utilizing map matching and GPS data.
Getting
started
Routing
Making a turn after Running on a steep Running on a spiral Entering an intersection
driving on a long
mountain road
road
where a road branches
straight road
off at a small angle
P
O
T
S
Running on gridiron Running on a
layout of roads
slippery road with
tire chains
Snaking on a wide
road
When your vehicle After getting off a
ferryboat or vehicle
is on a turntable
with the ignition
train
turned off
Although you may encounter the following problems in route guide, there is nothing
wrong with the system.
In 300 m
right turn
If necessary
Route Guide
Voice
Navigation
Recognition Set Up
CAR FERRY
Address
Book
Running on an
elevated road
Left turn
ahead
For certain intersection shapes,
the upcoming turn or the name of
the intersection may not be
announced.
For certain intersection shapes,
you may be prompted to turn right
or left When you should actually
stay on the same road.
Voice guidance for the planned
route may continue even after you
have deviated from that route
such as having turned too early.
In 300 m
right turn
m
300
0m
Some points where the road
divides on highways or toll roads
may not be displayed or
announced.
The Intersection Zoom Map may
not always agree with the actual
shape of the intersection.
The announced distance to an
upcoming turn may differ slightly
from reality.
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Warning
The navigation system is just a support system for the driver. The driver should always pay
attention to the traffic situation to safely make decisions. You may be unable to arrive at your
destination due to out-of-date information on a map disc. You should be especially careful
when selecting an urgent destination such as a hospital or a police station.
Before
Use
Route Search
Getting
started
Although you may encounter the following problems in a route search, there is nothing
wrong with the system.
Routing
The guide map may
show roads that are not
passable due to closure
in winter or for other
reasons.
It may also show roads
that are out of use due
to the opening of a new
road or for other
reasons.
Address
Book
It may also show
roads that only permit
one-way traffic.
Voice
Navigation
Recognition Set Up
Road
out of
use
?
?
?
which
exit?
?
Destination
Depending upon the shape of
roundabout (rotary), the guide
map may show a wrong exit.
If necessary
• There may be cases
where the route remains
unchanged after another
search.
• A congested route may
be shown.
Destination
?
?
?
Destination
The route shown only
reaches a point near
your destination if your
destination has no
direct access road or
the road is too narrow.
It may show a
common road under
or over an elevated
road.
It may show a route
where you'll have to
make a U-turn.
?
Destination
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Troubleshooting
Verification First
Note
When, for example,
The vehicle
position is not
correct
• The vehicle was transported by a ferry boat.
• The vehicle was rotated on a turn table in a parking lot.
• The vehicle was transported by a tow track or other such
vehicle.
Drive the vehicle for a while where you are receiving
GPS signals.
If necessary
lCheck if the vehicle position changed when ACC was set to
OFF.
Voice
Navigation
Recognition Set Up
lCheck if the voltage level of the vehicle battery is low.
Recharge the battery or change batteries.
Address
Book
Display does
not open or
close
lCheck if a fuse has blown.
Consult an Expert Dealer, we recommend an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
Routing
No picture
Check point
Getting
started
Symptom
Before
Use
There may be some problems due to operational errors or mistakes. Please read this manual
again and verify that there really is a problem before calling an Expert Dealer, we recommend
an Authorized Mazda Dealer to ask for repair services.
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Before
Use
Symptom
Check point
Getting
started
Routing
lGPS signals may not be received because of obstructions.
After moving the vehicle away from obstructions, the GPS
signals can be received.
The vehicle
position is not
displayed
lCheck if the mode is set to the current position screen.
Address
Book
No GPS
symbols are
displayed
Voice
Navigation
Recognition Set Up
If necessary
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Press
POS
No voice
guidance
lCheck if the volume control for the voice guidance has been
turned off.
lCheck if the vehicle is off the route.
Repeat the route search while checking the route guide
screen.
lCheck if you are driving the vehicle in the wrong direction on
the route.
Repeat the route search checking the direction of the
destination.
Buttons on the
remote control
do not beep
lCheck if [Beep] is set to [Off] (
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Troubleshooting
Error message
Address
Book
lThe disc is wet, dirty, scratched, or upside down, or the disc
cannot be played with this unit or the incorrect disk is installed.
Eject the disc and check it.
Routing
Voice
Navigation
Recognition Set Up
The disc
installed is not
a MAP DVD.
lThe disc is not installed.
Check if the disk is installed. If installed, check if the
installed disk is correct.
Getting
started
MAP DVD-Read
Error
Solution
Before
Use
Please insert a
MAP DVD.
Error Messages
If necessary
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Maintenance
Care of the Product
Before
Use
n Cleaning
Use a dry, soft cloth to wipe it.
Getting
started
n Cautions
for cleaning
Never use solvents such as benzene and thinners, they could mar the surface of the unit.
n Map
disc
Routing
If you require the latest map disc, consult an Expert Dealer, we recommend an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
Handling and Care of Map Discs
Address
Book
Voice
Navigation
Recognition Set Up
n How
to hold the disc
n Disc
Cleaning
Label side
lDo not touch the underside of the disc.
lDo not scratch the disc.
lDo not bend the disc.
lWhen not in use, keep the disc in the case.
lUse a dry, soft cloth to wipe from the center outward.
n Do
If necessary
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this product
not leave discs in the following places:
lDirect sunlight
lNear car heaters
lIn dirty, dusty and damp areas
lOn seats and dashboards
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