Mazda 2003 Protege5 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.
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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.
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.
©2002 Mazda Motor Corporation
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How to Use This Manual
We want to help you get the most driving
pleasure from your vehicle. Your owner’s
manual, when read from cover to cover,
can do that in many ways.
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Mazda. By reading your manual, you can
find out about the features, important
safety information, and driving under
various road conditions.
Index: A good place to start is the Index,
an alphabetical listing of all information
in your manual.
You’ll find several WARNINGs,
CAUTIONs, and NOTEs in the manual.
WARNING
A WARNING indicates a situation in
which serious injury or death could
result if the warning is ignored.
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which bodily injury or damage to your
vehicle, or both, could result if the
caution is ignored.
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"Do not do this " or "Do not let this
happen".
NOTE
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sometimes suggests how to make
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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, SRS air bags and
child-restraint systems.
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 climate control 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
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Your Vehicle at a Glance
Interior, exterior views and part identification of your Mazda.
Dashboard Overview .................................................................... 1-2
Interior Overview .......................................................................... 1-3
Exterior Overview ......................................................................... 1-4
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Your Vehicle at a Glance
Dashboard Overview
Wiper and washer lever
(page 5-38)
Driver-side air bag
(page 2-36)
Instrument cluster
(page 5-23)
Light control / Turn signals
(page 5-36)
Hazard warning flasher switch
(page 5-41)
Audio system
(page 6-11)
Fog light switch
(page 5-37)
Power window switches
(page 3-14)
Passenger-side air bag
(page 2-36)
Glove box
(page 6-39)
Center console
(page 6-39)
Parking brake handle
(page 5-5)
Power window lock switch
(page 3-16)
Hood release handle
(page 3-18)
Tilt wheel release lever
(page 3-23)
Ignition switch
(page 5-2)
Cruise control switches
(page 5-19)
Ashtray
(page 6-38)
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Shift lever
(page 5-8)
Cup holder
(page 6-38)
Lighter
(page 6-37)
Rear window defroster switch
(page 5-40)
Climate control system
(page 6-2)
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Your Vehicle at a Glance
Interior Overview
Sunvisors
(page 6-35)
Seat belts
(page 2-11)
Interior light
(page 6-35)
Rearview mirror
(page 3-24)
Vanity mirror
(page 6-35)
Rear seat
(page 2-5)
Side air bags
(page 2-36)
Front seats
(page 2-2)
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Your Vehicle at a Glance
Exterior Overview
Rear window defroster
(page 5-40)
High-mount brake light
(page 8-36)
Child safety lock
(page 3-8)
Trunk lid
(page 3-11)
Tires
(page 8-24)
License plate
lights
(page 8-36)
Rear turn signal lights
(page 8-36)
Brake lights / Taillights
(page 8-36)
Reverse lights
(page 8-36)
Windshield wiper blades
(page 8-20)
Washer fluid
(page 8-18)
Hood
(page 3-18)
Sunroof
(page 3-19)
Antenna
(page 6-10)
Power windows
(page 3-14)
Fuel-filler lid
(page 3-16)
Door and keys
(page 3-2)
Outside mirrors
(page 3-23)
Fog lights
(page 8-34)
Front turn signal lights /
Parking lights
(page 8-34)
Side-turn signal lights
(page 8-34)
Side-marker lights
(page 8-34)
Headlights
(page 8-31)
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Your Vehicle at a Glance
Exterior Overview
Rear window defroster
(page 5-40)
Child safety lock
(page 3-8)
Rear windshield
wiper blade
(page 8-22)
Liftgate
(page 3-9)
License plate
lights
(page 8-36)
Reverse lights
(page 8-36)
Rear turn signal lights
(page 8-36)
Sunroof
(page 3-19)
Windshield wiper blades
(page 8-20)
Washer fluid
(page 8-18)
Outside mirrors
(page 3-23)
Tires
(page 8-24)
Brake lights / Taillights
(page 8-36)
Power windows
(page 3-14)
Antenna
(page 6-10)
Fuel-filler lid
(page 3-16)
Hood
(page 3-18)
Door and keys
(page 3-2)
Side-turn signal lights
Fog lights
(page 8-34)
(page 8-34)
Side-marker lights
Front turn signal lights/
Parking lights
Headlights
(page 8-34)
(page 8-31)
(page 8-34)
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Essential Safety Equipment
Use of safety equipment, including seats, seat belt system, SRS air bags and
child-restraint systems.
Seats ................................................................................................ 2-2
Front Seats ................................................................................. 2-2
Rear Seat .................................................................................... 2-5
Seat Belt Systems ......................................................................... 2-11
Seat Belt Precautions ............................................................... 2-11
3-Point Type Seat Belt ............................................................. 2-14
Front Seat Belt Pretensioner and Load Limiting Systems ...... 2-16
Rear Center Position Seat Belt ................................................ 2-18
Seat Belt Extender ................................................................... 2-20
Seat Belt Warning Light .......................................................... 2-21
Seat Belt Warning Beep ........................................................... 2-21
Child Restraint ............................................................................ 2-22
Child Restraint Precautions ..................................................... 2-22
Installing Child-Restraint Systems .......................................... 2-25
LATCH Child-Restraint Systems ............................................ 2-31
SRS Air Bags ............................................................................... 2-36
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Precautions ............... 2-36
Air Bag System Description .................................................... 2-40
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
Front Seats
To move a seat forward or backward, raise
the lever and slide the seat to the desired
position and release the lever.
WARNING
Securing the Seats:
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.
▼ Seat Slide
WARNING
Driver’s Seat Adjustment:
Adjusting the driver’s seat while the
vehicle is moving is dangerous. The
driver could lose control of the vehicle
and have an accident. Adjust the
driver’s seat only when the vehicle is
stopped.
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Lever
Make sure the lever returns to its original
position and the seat is locked in place by
attempting to push it forward and
backward.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
▼ Seat Recline
WARNING
To change the seatback angle, lean
forward slightly while raising the lever.
Then lean back to the desired position and
release the lever.
Reclining:
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.
Unlocked Seatback:
A 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.
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.
CAUTION
When returning a rear-reclined
seatback to its upright position, make
sure you support the seatback while
operating the seatback lever. If the
seatback is not supported, it will flip
forward suddenly and could cause
injury.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
▼ Seat Tilt (Driver’s Seat)
▼ Head Restraint
The seat-bottom angle can be adjusted by
rotating the dial.
Front of seat bottom
Up
Down
Dial
WARNING
Head Restraints Adjustment:
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.
Always drive with the head restraints
inserted when seats are being used
and make sure they are properly
adjusted.
Height adjustment
Rear of seat bottom
Up
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.
Stop-catch release
Down
Dial
Adjust the head restraint so that the top is
parallel with the top of the passenger’s
ears, never the passenger’s neck.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
Rear Seat
WARNING
Stacking Cargo:
Stacking luggage or other cargo
higher than the seatbacks, and
putting things on the rear package
tray or on the luggage compartment
cover is dangerous. During sudden
braking or a collision, objects can
become projectiles that may hit and
injure passengers. Don’t stack things
higher than the seatbacks or put
things on the rear package tray or on
the luggage compartment cover.
Securing Seats:
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.
Unlocked Seatback:
A 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.
WARNING
Passenger on the Folded Seatback:
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 car resulting in
serious injuries or death. The child or
other objects in the baggage area
could be thrown into other occupants
and cause serious injury. Never allow
a passenger to sit or stand on the
folded seatback while the vehicle is
moving.
Children and the Folding Rear Seats:
Playing with the folding rear seats is
dangerous. Once the seats are back
up, a child in the trunk would not be
able to get out the way they had
entered. If you have small children,
keep the seatbacks locked (sedan). Do
not give the car keys to children and
do not allow them to play in the
vehicle.
NOTE
When returning a rear seat to its
original position, also replace the seat
belt to its normal position. Verify that
the seat belt pulls and retracts.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
▼ Split-Folding Rear Seatback
▼ Rear Seatback Lock (Sedan)
To provide more space in the luggage
compartment.
To lock or unlock a seatback, move the
lever.
1. Unfasten the lap portion of the rearcenter seat belt (page 2-19).
Lock
CAUTION
Always unfasten the lap portion of the
belt before folding the rear-left
seatback. Leaving the lap portion of
the belt fastened could cause damage
to the seat belt, buckle and seatback.
2. Pull the lock release up and fold the
seatback forward.
Lock release
Unlock
NOTE
The seatback locks are part of the
trunk security system (page 3-11).
▼ Folding the Rear Seats Flat
(Hatchback)
The seatbacks can be folded after setting
up the seat bottoms.
1. Unfasten the lap portion of the rearcenter seat belt (page 2-19).
To return the seatback to its original
position, reverse the procedure.
CAUTION
Always unfasten the lap portion of the
belt before folding the rear-left
seatback. Leaving the lap portion of
the belt fastened could cause damage
to the seat belt, buckle and seatback.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
2. Remove the head restraints (page 2-9).
4. Lift the rear of the seat bottoms
forward.
Stop-catch release
3. Pull the strap and lift the end of each
seat bottom up and forward.
5. Pull the lock release up and fold each
seatback forward.
Lock release
Strap
NOTE
When raising the seat bottom, hold the
seat belt and clear it from the seat
bottom’s housing space.
To return the rear seat to its original
position, reverse the procedure.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
NOTE
CAUTION
• Putting your fingers between the
seat bottom and floor is dangerous.
You could injure your fingers.
When replacing the seat bottom, be
careful not to catch your fingers
between the seat bottom and floor.
When raising the seat bottom, hold the
seat belt and clear it from the seat
bottom’s housing space.
2. Lift the rear of the seat bottoms
forward.
• After replacing the seat bottom to
its original position, make sure all
seat belt buckles are on top of the
seat bottom and the seat belts are
not twisted. Twisting or placing the
seat belts under the seat bottom
could damage the seat belts.
▼ Removing the Seat Bottoms
(Hatchback)
When flat folding the rear seats, the seat
bottoms can be removed for more room.
3. Pull the retaining clip to release the
lever. Remove the seat bottom.
To remove
1. Pull the strap and lift the end of each
seat bottom up and forward.
Retaining clip
Strap
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
WARNING
Riding in Area with Rear Seat Bottom
Removed:
Riding in the area where a rear seat
bottom has been removed is
dangerous. Sudden braking or a
collision could cause serious injury.
Do not sit or lie in the area where a
rear seat bottom has been removed
while the vehicle is moving. Never
ride in a vehicle where you can’t sit in
the seat and wear the seat belt.
To install
1. Insert the ends of the seat bottom lever
into the holders.
CAUTION
• Putting your fingers between the
seat bottom and floor is dangerous.
You could injure your fingers.
When replacing the seat bottom, be
careful not to catch your fingers
between the seat bottom and floor.
• After replacing the seat bottom to
its original position, make sure all
seat belt buckles are on top of the
seat bottom and the seat belts are
not twisted. Twisting or placing the
seat belts under the seat bottom
could damage the seat belts.
▼ Head Restraint
WARNING
2. Return the seat bottom to its original
position.
Head Restraints Adjustment:
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.
Always drive with the head restraints
inserted when seats are being used
and make sure they are properly
adjusted.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
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.
Stop-catch release
Adjust the head restraint so that the top is
parallel with the top of the passenger’s
ears, never the passenger’s neck.
Removal
To remove the head restraint, press the
stop-catch release, then pull up on the
head restraint.
Stop-catch release
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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 rear lap/shoulder belt retractors operate in two
modes: emergency locking mode, and for child-restraint systems, automatic locking mode.
WARNING
Not Wearing Seat Belts:
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. Always wear your seat
belt and make sure all occupants are properly restrained.
Seat Belt Damaged During an Accident:
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.
Twisted Seat Belts:
Twisted seat belts are dangerous. In a collision, the full width of the belt isn’t
available to absorb the impact. This puts more force on the bones beneath the belt,
which could break them or cause other serious injury or death. Don’t wear twisted
seat belts.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
WARNING
One Belt, One Passenger:
Using one seat belt for more than one person at a time is dangerous. A seat belt used
in this way can’t 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.
CAUTION
Belt retraction may become difficult if the belts and rings are soiled, so try to keep them
clean.
Ring
▼ Pregnant Women and Persons with Serious Medical Conditions
Pregnant women should 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.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
▼ Emergency Locking Mode
If the belt has fully retracted, it will always be in the emergency locking mode until you
move it into automatic locking mode by pulling the belt all the way out to its full length. In
the emergency locking mode, the belt remains comfortable on the occupant and the
retractor will lock in position during a collision.
If the belt feels tight and hinders comfortable movement while the vehicle is stopped or in
motion, you may be in the automatic locking mode because you have pulled the belt too far
out. To return to the more comfortable emergency locking mode, wait until you can stop
the vehicle in a safe area, retract the belt fully to convert it back to emergency locking
mode and then again extend it around you.
▼ Automatic 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 get the seat belt into the 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 2-22).
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
3-Point Type Seat Belt
NOTE
When using the rear center seat belt,
refer to "Rear Center Position Seat
Belt" (page 2-18).
▼ Fastening the Seat Belts
1. Grasp the buckle and tongue.
2. Slowly pull out the lap/shoulder belt.
Belt
WARNING
Positioning the Shoulder Portion of
the Seat Belt:
Improper positioning of the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is dangerous.
An improperly positioned belt will
provide little or no protection in a
collision. 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. Make sure the shoulder belt is snugly
fitted against your body.
Tongue
Take up slack
Keep low on
hip bone
3. Insert the tongue into the buckle until
you hear a click.
Too high
Tongue
WARNING
Buckle
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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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Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
▼ Unfastening the Seat Belts
▼ Shoulder Belt Adjuster
Depress the button on the buckle.
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, push the button and slide it
down. Make sure the adjuster is locked.
Button
Shoulder belt
adjuster
NOTE
If a belt does not fully retract, inspect it
for kinks and twists.
WARNING
Positioning the Shoulder Portion of
the Seat Belt:
Improper positioning of the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is dangerous.
An improperly positioned belt will
provide little or no protection in a
collision. 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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Essential Safety Equipment
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.
In moderate or greater frontal or nearfrontal accidents, the front air bag and
pretensioner systems deploy
simultaneously. The pretensioners take up
slack in the front seat belts as the air bags
are expanding. The load limiting system
releases belt webbing in a controlled
manner to reduce belt force on the
occupant’s chest.
WARNING
Incorrect Positioning of the Driver
and Front Passenger Seat Belts:
Incorrect positioning of the driver
and 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. Wear
seat belts only as recommended in
this owner’s manual.
WARNING
Expended Seat Belt Pretensioners:
Use of front seat belts with the
pretensioner system expended is
dangerous.
The seat belt pretensioners will only
function once. After they are
expended, they will not work again
and must be replaced immediately,
even if there was no front seat
occupant seated at the time.
If the seat belt pretensioners are not
replaced, the risk of injury in a
collision will increase.
Always have an Authorized Mazda
Dealer inspect and replace the seat
belt pretensioners after a collision.
Modification or Testing of 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 could be
seriously injured. Never modify the
components or wiring, or use
electronic testing devices on the
pretensioner system.
Pretensioner System Disposal:
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.
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NOTE
• The pretensioner system will only
activate in a moderate or greater
frontal or near-frontal collision. It
will not activate in side or rear
impacts.
• 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.
▼ Air Bag/Front Seat Belt
Pretensioner Systems Warning
Light
If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner
system is OK, the warning light comes on
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position or after the engine is cranked.
After about 6 seconds it goes out.
A system malfunction is indicated when
the warning light constantly flashes, stays
on or doesn’t come on at all. If any of
these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer as soon as possible. The system
may not work in an accident.
WARNING
Self-Servicing the Air Bag/
Pretensioner Systems:
Self-servicing or tampering with the
systems is dangerous. An air bag/
pretensioner could accidentally
activate or become disabled. This
could cause serious injuries. Never
tamper with the systems and always
have an Authorized Mazda Dealer
perform all servicing and repairs.
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Seat Belt Systems
Rear Center Position Seat
Belt
Before using the rear-center lap/shoulder
belt make sure tongue (A) and anchor
buckle (B) are fastened.
Sedan
(A)
(B)
Hatchback
(A)
(B)
▼ Fastening the Seat Belt
1. Grasp the buckle (D) and tongue (C).
2. Slowly pull out the lap/shoulder belt.
3. Insert the tongue (C) into the buckle
(D) until you hear a click.
(C)
(D)
(A)
(B)
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WARNING
Fastening the Rear-Center Seat Belt
with Only One Buckle:
Fastening the rear-center seat belt
with only one buckle is dangerous. If
only one pair of seat belt tongue and
buckle, either tongue (A) and anchor
buckle (B) or tongue (C) and anchor
buckle (D), is fastened, the seat belt
cannot provide full protection. In a
sudden stop or collision, the user
could slide under the belt and suffer
serious injuries. Always make sure
that both pairs of seat belt tongues
and buckles as fastened properly.
Positioning the Shoulder Portion of
the Seat Belt:
Improper positioning of the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is dangerous.
An improperly positioned belt will
provide little or no protection in a
collision. 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. Make sure the shoulder belt is snugly
fitted against your body.
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Seat Belt Systems
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.
▼ Unfastening the Seat Belt
Depress the button on the buckle.
▼ Unfastening the Lap Portion of
the Seat Belt
Insert a small object in the anchor buckle
(B) slot, such as a key.
Sedan
(A)
(B)
Hatchback
(A)
(B)
CAUTION
Always unfasten the lap portion of the
belt before folding the rear-left
seatback. Leaving the lap portion of
the belt fastened could cause damage
to the seat belt, buckle and seatback.
▼ Fastening the Lap Portion of the
Seat Belt
Grasp tongue (A) and insert it into the
anchor buckle (B) until you hear a click. It
is now secure for passenger use.
NOTE
After returning the rear-left seatback to
its upright position, fasten the lap
portion of the belt.
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Seat Belt Systems
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
Unnecessary Use of an Extender:
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.
Using 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.
Using 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.
Don’t 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).
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Seat Belt Systems
Seat Belt Warning Light
Seat Belt Warning Beep
If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, a beep will sound for about
6 seconds.
If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, the seat belt warning light
will remain on until the belt is fastened.
If the system does not operate correctly,
consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Essential Safety Equipment
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 in the outboard seats, and towards the buckle on the right if the
child is seated in the center seat.
Statistics confirm that the rear seat is the best place for all children up to 12 years of agethe more so with a supplemental restraint system (air bags).
A rear-facing child-restraint system should NEVER be used in the front seat because it
would be too close to the air bag. The front passenger’s seat is also the least preferred seat
for other child-restraint systems.
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WARNING
Proper Size of 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
the 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.
Holding a Child While the Vehicle is Moving:
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 the adult, injuring the adult. Always secure a child in a proper child-restraint
system.
Rear-Facing Child-Restraint System:
Rear-facing child-restraint systems on the front seat are particularly dangerous.
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. NEVER use a rear-facing
child-restraint system in the front seat with an air bag that could deploy.
Deploying air bag
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WARNING
Children and Seating Position with Side Air Bag:
Allowing anyone to lean over or against the front door is dangerous. If the vehicle is
equipped with side air bags, the impact of an inflating side air bag could cause serious
injury or death to the person. Children are more likely to sleep in the vehicle; when
they do, they are more at risk in the front passenger’s seat that has a side air bag
because they may slump over into the path of the seatback-mounted air bag.
Furthermore, leaning over or against the doors could block the side air bag 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 who are prone to sleeping. If a child can’t be seated in the rear,
do not allow the child to lean over or against the front door, even if the child is seated
in a child-restraint system.
One Belt, One Passenger:
Using one seat belt for more than one person at a time is dangerous. A seat belt used
in this way can’t 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.
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 2-31).
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Child Restraint
Installing Child-Restraint
Systems
Accident statistics reveal that a child is
safer in the rear seat. The front
passenger’s seat is clearly the worst
choice for any child under 12, and with
rear-facing child-restraint systems it is
clearly unsafe due to air bags.
▼ Rear Seat 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 2-31).
NOTE
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 three positions on
the rear seat.
Some child-restraint systems also employ
specially designed LATCH attachments;
refer to "LATCH Child-Restraint
Systems" (page 2-31).
WARNING
Tethered Child-Restraint Systems
Work Only on Rear Seat:
Installation of a tether equipped
child-restraint 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.
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.
1. Secure the child-restraint system with
the lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt.
See the instructions on the childrestraint system for belt routing
instructions.
2. 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.
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3. 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.
4. If your child-restraint system requires
the use of a tether strap, hook and
tighten the tether strap by following the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Sedan
For rear right seat
For rear left seat
Open
For rear center seat
Cover
Sedan
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.
Anchor
bracket
Hatchback
(Outboard position)
For rear left seat
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Tether strap
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Hatchback
(Outboard position)
WARNING
Anchor
bracket
Child-Restraint Tether Usage:
Using the tether to secure anything
but a child-restraint system is
dangerous. This could weaken or
damage the tether or tether anchor
and result in injury. Use the tether
and tether anchor only for a childrestraint system.
Incorrect Positioning of the Tether
Strap (Hatchback):
Positioning the tether strap on top of
the head restraint is dangerous. In a
collision, the head restraint could
bend or break. This will cause the
strap to loosen. The child-restraint
system could move and injure the
child or someone else. Always
position the tether strap between the
head restraint and the seatback.
Hatchback
(Center position)
For rear center seat
Hatchback
(Center position)
Anchor
bracket
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▼ If You Must Use the Front Seat
for Children
If you cannot put all children in the rear
seat, at least put the smallest in the rear
and be sure the largest child up front uses
the shoulder belt over the shoulder.
Do not put rear-facing child-restraint
systems on the front passenger’s seat.
This seat is also not set up for tethered
child-restraint systems, put them in one of
the three rear seat positions set up with
tether anchors.
Don’t allow anyone to sleep against the
right front door if you have an optional
side 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.
NOTE
To check if your Mazda front seats
have side air bags:
Every Mazda side air bag will have a
"SRS-Air Bag" label on the outboard
shoulder of the front seats.
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WARNING
Front Passenger’s Seat Position:
As your vehicle has front air bags and
doubly so because your vehicle has
side air bags, a front-facing childrestraint system should be put on the
front seat only when it is unavoidable.
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.
Rear-Facing Child-Restraint System:
Rear-facing child-restraint systems
on the front seat are particularly
dangerous.
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.
NEVER use a rear-facing childrestraint system in the front seat with
an air bag that could deploy.
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Child Restraint
WARNING
Children and Seating Position with
Side Air Bag:
Allowing anyone to lean over or
against the front door is dangerous. If
the vehicle is equipped with side air
bags, the impact of an inflating side
air bag could cause serious injury or
death to the person. Children are
more likely to sleep in the vehicle;
when they do, they are more at risk in
the front passenger’s seat that has a
side air bag because they may slump
over into the path of the seatbackmounted air bag. Furthermore,
leaning over or against the doors
could block the side air bag 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 who are prone to
sleeping. If a child can’t be seated in
the rear, do not allow the child to lean
over or against the front door, even if
the child is seated in a child-restraint
system.
▼ Front 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 instructions on the childrestraint 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 this step.
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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.
• Follow the child-restraint system
manufacturer’s instruction carefully.
Depending on the type of childrestraint system, it may not employ
seat belts which are in automatic
locking mode.
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Child Restraint
LATCH Child-Restraint Systems
Your Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designed
LATCH child-restraint systems in the rear seat. Both anchors must be used, otherwise the
seat will bounce around and put the child in danger. Some 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
Manufacturer’s Instructions for 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.
Attaching 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 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.
Unsecured 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. 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.
LATCH Child-Restraint Systems:
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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▼ Child-Restraint System
Installation Procedure (Rear
Outboard Seats)
1. Expand the area between the seat
bottom and the seatback slightly to
verify the locations of the LATCH
lower anchors.
3. 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.
Sedan
For rear right seat
Marking
For rear left seat
For rear left seat
LATCH
lower anchor
Open
Cover
For rear
right seat
Sedan
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.
2. Secure the child-restraint system using
BOTH LATCH lower anchors,
following the child-restraint system
manufacturer’s instruction.
Anchor
bracket
Hatchback
(Outboard position)
For rear left seat
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▼ Child-Restraint System
Installation Procedure (Rear
Center Seat)
Hatchback
(Outboard position)
Anchor
bracket
WARNING
Child-Restraint Tether Usage:
Using the tether to secure anything
but a child-restraint system is
dangerous. This could weaken or
damage the tether or tether anchor
and result in injury. Use the tether
and tether anchor only for a childrestraint system.
Incorrect Positioning of the Tether
Strap (Hatchback):
Positioning the tether strap on top of
the head restraint is dangerous. In a
collision, the head restraint could
bend or break. This will cause the
strap to loosen. The child-restraint
system could move and injure the
child or someone else. Always
position the tether strap between the
head restraint and the seatback.
The LATCH lower anchors at the center
of the rear seat are much further apart than
the sets of LATCH lower anchors for
child-restraint system installation at other
seating positions. Child-restraint systems
with rigid LATCH attachments cannot be
installed on the center seating position.
Some LATCH equipped child-restraint
systems can be placed in the center
position and will reach the nearest
LATCH lower anchors which are 400 mm
(15.75 in) apart. LATCH compatible
child-restraint systems (with attachments
on belt webbing) can be used at this
seating position only if the child-restraint
system instructions state that the childrestraint system can be installed to
LATCH lower anchors that are 400 mm
(15.75 in) apart. Do not attach two childrestraint systems to the same LATCH
lower anchor. If any child-restraint system
has a tether, it must be used also for your
child’s optimum safety.
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1. Expand the area between the seat
bottom and the seatback slightly to
verify the locations of the LATCH
lower anchors.
Marking
For rear center seat
3. 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.
Sedan
LATCH
lower anchor
Open
For rear center seat
Cover
NOTE
The markings above the LATCH lower
anchors indicate the locations of
LATCH lower anchors for the
attachment of a child-restraint system.
Sedan
Tether strap
2. Secure the child-restraint system using
BOTH LATCH lower anchors,
following the child-restraint system
manufacturer’s instructions.
Anchor
bracket
Hatchback
(Center position)
For rear center seat
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Child Restraint
Hatchback
(Center position)
Anchor
bracket
WARNING
Child-Restraint Tether Usage:
Using the tether to secure anything
but a child-restraint system is
dangerous. This could weaken or
damage the tether or tether anchor
and result in injury. Use the tether
and tether anchor only for a childrestraint system.
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Essential Safety Equipment
SRS Air Bags
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Precautions
Read this owner’s manual carefully to verify what air bags (driver-side air bag, passengerside air bag, side air bags) are equipped in your vehicle.
The front and side supplemental restraint systems (SRS) include 4 air bags (verify "SRS
AIR BAG" location indicator marks).
They are located in:
• The steering wheel hub
• The passenger side dashboard
• The outboard sides of the front seatbacks
These systems operate independently depending on the type of accident encountered; if
you have side air bags, the side 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 air bags work together
but they 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 only supplemental
protection only in the front seats in a few modes, so seat belts become 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:
• Keep the passenger away from an inflating air bag.
• Reduce the possibility of injuries during an accident that is not designed for air bag
inflation, such as roll-over or rear impact.
• Reduce the possibility of injuries in frontal or side collisions that are not severe enough
to activate the air bags.
• Reduce the possibility of being thrown from your vehicle.
• Reduce the possibility of injuries to lower body and legs during an accident because the
air bags provide no protection to these parts.
• Hold the driver in a position which allows better control of the vehicle.
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SRS Air Bags
Small children, those under 18 kg (40 lb), should be protected by a child-restraint system
(page 2-22).
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.
WARNING
Air Bags without Seat Belts:
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 collisions with frontal, near frontal or side forces that are at
least moderate. Vehicle occupants should always wear seat belts.
Child in the Front 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 seat with an appropriate child-restraint system for the child’s age and size.
Rear-Facing Child-Restraint System:
Rear-facing child-restraint systems on the front seat are particularly dangerous.
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. NEVER use a rear-facing
child-restraint system in the front seat with an air bag that could deploy.
Deploying air bag
Seating Position with Front Air Bags:
Sitting too close to the air bag storage compartments or placing hands or feet on them
is extremely dangerous. Front 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
Seating Position with Side Air Bags:
Sitting too close to the side air bag storage compartments or placing hands on them is
extremely dangerous. A side air bag inflates with great force and speed directly out of
the outboard shoulder of the front seat and expands 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 in the front seats or if rear seat occupants grab the sides of the front
seatbacks. Furthermore, sleeping up against the door or hanging out the driver’s-side
window while driving could block the side air bag and eliminate the advantages of
supplemental protection. Give the side airbags room to work by sitting in the center of
the seat while the vehicle is moving with seat belts worn properly.
Front Air Bag Storage Areas:
Attaching an object to a front air bag storage area or placing something in front of it
is dangerous. In an accident, the object could interfere with front air bag inflation
and injure the occupants.
Always keep the front air bag storage areas free of objects.
Side Air Bag Storage Areas:
Attaching things to the 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 spewing exhaust.
Do not hang net bags, map pouches or back pads with side straps on the front seats.
Never use seat covers on the front seats. Always keep the side air bag storage areas in
your front seats free to deploy in the event of a side collision.
Hot Air Bag Inflators:
Hot air bag inflators are dangerous. Immediately after inflation, the inflators in the
steering wheel, dashboard or the seatbacks are very hot. You could get burned. Don’t
touch the internal components of the air bag storage areas after the bags have
inflated.
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WARNING
Installation of Front-End Equipment:
Installation of front-end equipment, such as frontal protection bar (kangaroo bar,
bull bar, push bar, etc.), 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. Never install any front-end equipment to your vehicle.
Suspension Adjustment:
Adjusting the vehicle suspension is dangerous. If the vehicle’s height or the
suspension is changed, the vehicle will be unable to accurately detect a collision
resulting in incorrect or unexpected air bag deployment and the possibility of serious
injuries.
Modification of 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. Don’t make any
modifications to the supplemental restraint system. This includes installing trim,
badges, or anything else over the air bag storage areas. It also includes installing
extra electric 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 air bag wiring and connections to assure
that the bags do not accidentally deploy and that the seats retain an undamaged air
bag connection.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the side air bag wiring, don’t place luggage or other objects under
the front seats.
NOTE
• 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.
• 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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Air Bag System Description
The supplemental restraint systems (SRS) have two basic subsystems:
• The air bag system with inflators and air bags.
• The electric system with crash sensors and diagnostic module.
The air bags are mounted in the following locations: the center of the steering wheel, the
passenger-side of the dashboard, and in the outboard sides of the front seatbacks. They are
out of sight until activated.
Inflator and air bag
Side crash sensor
Inflators and air bags
Crash sensors and
diagnostic module
(SAS unit)
Inflator and air bag
Side crash sensor
▼ How the Air Bags Work
When air bag crash sensors detect a frontal or side impact of greater than moderate force,
an electrical current is sent to the inflators.
Gases are produced to inflate the air bags and after the inflation, the air bags quickly
deflate.
The air bags will function only once. After that, the air bags will not work again and
must be replaced.
Only an Authorized Mazda Dealer can replace the systems.
The side air bag will deploy only on the side
the vehicle receives the force of the impact.
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▼ Air Bag Activation/Deactivation
Front air bag activation
A greater than moderate impact will cause the front air bags to inflate in the following
cases:
Hitting a solid wall straight on at greater
than about 22 km/h (14 mph).
Frontal impact within about a 30 degree
range from head-on to the vehicle.
Hitting a curb, pavement edge or hard
object.
Driving into a big hole or hitting the far
side of a hole.
Landing hard or the vehicle falling.
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Limitations to front air bag activation
Depending on the severity of impact, the front air bags may not inflate in the following
cases:
Impacts involving trees or poles cause severe
cosmetic damage but may not have enough
impact to activate the air bag.
Rear-ending or running under a truck's tail
gate may not provide the stopping force
necessary for air bag deployment.
Frontal offset impact to the vehicle may not
provide the stopping force necessary for air
bag deployment.
Non-activation of front air bags
Front air bags will not normally inflate in the following cases:
Collision from the rear.
Impact to the side, but it may deploy a side
air bag.
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Vehicle roll-over, may deploy the side air
bag(s) but not the front air bags.
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Side air bag activation
Greater than moderate impact to one side of the vehicle (driver or passenger side areas) will
cause a side air bag to inflate, but it will not normally deploy the front air bags.
Limitations to side air bag activation
Depending on the severity of impact, a side air bag may not inflate in the following cases:
Frontal offset impact may not provide
enough side impact to deploy a side air bag.
Vehicle roll-over may not provide enough
side force to deploy the side air bags.
Side impacts involving trees or poles can
cause severe cosmetic damage but may not
have enough impact force to activate a side
air bag.
Side impacts with two-wheeled vehicles
may not provide enough force to deploy a
side air bag.
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Non-activation of side air bag
A side air bag will not normally inflate in the following cases:
Collision from the rear.
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Collision from the front, but it may deploy
the front air bags.
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▼ Constant Monitoring
The following components of the air bag
systems are monitored by a diagnostic
system:
• SAS unit
• Air bag modules
• Side air bag crash sensor
• Front seat belt pretensioners
• Related wiring
A diagnostic module continuously
monitors the systems’ readiness. This
begins when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position and continues while
the vehicle is being driven.
▼ Air Bag/Front Seat Belt
Pretensioner Systems Warning
Light
WARNING
Self-Servicing the Air Bag/
Pretensioner Systems:
Self-servicing or tampering with the
systems is dangerous. An air bag/
pretensioner could accidentally
activate or become disabled. This
could cause serious injuries. Never
tamper with the systems and always
have an Authorized Mazda Dealer
perform all servicing and repairs.
▼ Maintenance
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:
• The air bag system warning light
flashes.
• The air bag system warning light stays
on.
• The air bag system warning light stays
off when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
• The air bags inflate.
If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner
system is OK, the warning light comes on
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position or after the engine is cranked.
After about 6 seconds it goes out.
A system malfunction is indicated when
the warning light constantly flashes, stays
on or doesn’t come on at all. If any of
these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer as soon as possible. The system
may not work in an accident.
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WARNING
Damaged Air Bag Sensors:
Driving with damaged air bag sensors
is dangerous. A collision, even one
not strong enough to inflate the air
bags, could damage the sensors. If
there was a subsequent collision, a
damaged sensor would not inflate the
air bags. Always have an Authorized
Mazda Dealer inspect the air bag
systems after a collision.
Removing Interior Parts:
Removing any components such as
the front seat, front dashboard, the
steering wheel or parts containing air
bag parts or sensors is dangerous.
These parts contain essential air bag
parts. The air bag could accidentally
activate and cause serious injuries.
Always have an Authorized Mazda
Dealer remove these parts.
Air Bag Disposal:
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.
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3
Knowing Your Mazda
Explanation of basic operations and controls; opening/closing and adjustment
of various parts.
Doors and Locks ............................................................................ 3-2
Keys ........................................................................................... 3-2
Keyless Entry System ................................................................ 3-2
Door Locks ................................................................................ 3-6
Liftgate (Hatchback) .................................................................. 3-9
Trunk Lid (Sedan) ................................................................... 3-11
Trunk Release Handle (Sedan) ................................................ 3-12
Power Windows ....................................................................... 3-14
Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap ........................................................... 3-16
Hood ........................................................................................ 3-18
Sunroof .................................................................................... 3-19
Roof Rack ................................................................................ 3-21
Steering Wheel and Mirrors ...................................................... 3-23
Steering Wheel ........................................................................ 3-23
Mirrors ..................................................................................... 3-23
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Keys
WARNING
Keys and Children:
Leaving children in a vehicle with the
ignition 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. Don’t
leave the keys in your vehicle with
children.
The keys operate all locks.
Keyless Entry System
This system locks and unlocks the doors
and the liftgate.
It can also help you signal for attention in
an emergency.
Press the button slowly and accurately.
CAUTION
To avoid damage to the transmitter, do
not:
• Drop it.
• Get it wet.
• Disassemble it.
• Expose it to heat or sunlight.
Key code number plate
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.
Also write down the code number and
keep it in another safe and handy place,
but not in the vehicle.
If your key is lost, consult your
Authorized Mazda Dealer with the code
number ready.
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NOTE
NOTE
• 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 because
of local conditions.
This device complies with part 15 of
the FCC Rules and with RSS-210 of
Industry Canada. 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. (Outside
transmissions may momentarily
interfere with the device’s operation.)
• The system doesn’t operate when
the ignition switch is in the ON
position.
• 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 3-4).
• 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
the electronic codes need to be
reset.
▼ Transmitter
Lock button
To lock the doors and the liftgate, press
the LOCK button and the hazard warning
lights will flash once.
To confirm that all the 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
and the hazard warning lights will flash
once.
NOTE
Lock button
Confirm that all the doors and the
liftgate are locked visually or aurally
by use of the double click.
Unlock button
Panic button
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Unlock button
Turning off the alarm
To unlock the driver’s door, press the
UNLOCK button and the hazard warning
lights will flash twice.
Press any button on the transmitter.
To unlock all the doors and the liftgate,
press the UNLOCK button again within 5
seconds and the hazard warning lights
will flash twice.
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
You can use the button to turn on the
alarm, which allows you to signal for
attention in an emergency.
NOTE
The alarm will work whether any door
or the liftgate is open or closed.
Turning on the alarm
Pressing the button once will trigger the
alarm for about 2 minutes and 30 seconds,
and do the following:
• The horn sounds intermittently.
• The hazard warning lights flash.
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NOTE
If the LOCK and UNLOCK button are
pressed sequentially, the hazard
warning flasher may not flash
correctly.
▼ Transmitter Maintenance
CAUTION
• Make sure the battery is installed
with the correct pole facing upward.
Battery leakage could occur if it is
not installed correctly.
• 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 damage it.
• Danger of explosion if battery is
incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same type
battery (CR2025 or the equivalent).
• Dispose of used batteries according
to the following instructions.
• 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.
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Doors and Locks
Replacing the transmitter battery
1. Insert a small screwdriver into the slot
and gently pry open the transmitter.
3. Install a new battery (CR2025 or the
equivalent) into the front portion of the
holder with the positive pole ( )
facing up. Press on the B portion of the
battery to set the battery.
Back cover
Slot
Back cover
B
Front
cover
Front of
holder
2. Press the portion of the battery
indicated by A and remove the battery.
CAUTION
A
Do not press any buttons when
replacing the battery. The electronic
code could be altered and cause the
keyless entry system to malfunction.
If the keyless entry system fails to
operate, contact an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
4. Align the front and back covers and
snap the transmitter shut.
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▼ Service
Door Locks
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
• Changes or modifications could
void your right to operate the
keyless entry system.
• Damage to your keyless entry
system will affect the vehicle
warranty coverage.
WARNING
Unattended Children and Pets:
Leaving a child or an animal
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. Always take all
children and animals with you or
leave a responsible person with them.
Keys and Children:
Leaving children in a vehicle with the
ignition 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. Don’t
leave the keys in your vehicle with
children.
Unlocked Doors:
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. So keep all doors locked
when driving.
NOTE
Always remove the key from the
ignition switch, close all windows, and
lock all doors when leaving your
vehicle unattended. This discourages
intruders and thieves.
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▼ Locking, Unlocking with Key
Either front door can be locked or
unlocked with a key.
Turn the key toward the front to unlock,
toward the back to lock.
To lock any door with the door-lock
button from the outside, push down its
door-lock button and close the door.
Door-lock button
Unlock
Lock
NOTE
▼ Locking, Unlocking with
Transmitter
When locking the doors this way, be
careful not to leave the key inside the
vehicle.
The doors can be locked/unlocked by
operating the keyless entry system
transmitter, refer to keyless entry system
(page 3-2).
▼ Locking, Unlocking with DoorLock Button
To lock any door from the inside, push
down its door-lock button.
To unlock, pull it up.
Unlock
Lock
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▼ Power Door Locks
Locking, unlocking with key
All doors and the liftgate lock
automatically when any door is locked
with a key. All doors and the liftgate
unlock when the driver’s door is unlocked
and the key is held in the unlock position
a second longer. Also, all doors and the
liftgate unlock when the passenger’s door
is unlocked.
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.
Unlock
Lock
Unlock
Lock
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 a 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.
▼ Rear Door Child Safety Locks
These locks are intended to help prevent
children from accidentally opening the
rear 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 lifting the
outside handle.
Lock
Unlock
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Liftgate (Hatchback)
WARNING
Open Liftgate:
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 accident. Do
not drive with the liftgate open.
▼ Locking, Unlocking with
Transmitter
The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by
operating the keyless entry system
transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System
(page 3-2).
▼ Locking, Unlocking with DoorLock Switch
The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by
operating the door-lock switch, refer to
Power Door Locks (page 3-8).
▼ Opening and Closing the Liftgate
To open the liftgate, pull up on the handle.
▼ Locking, Unlocking with Key
To lock the liftgate with the key, insert the
key and turn it counterclockwise.
Lock
Unlock
To close, 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 secure.
To unlock the liftgate with the key, insert
the key and turn it clockwise.
The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by
inserting the key into the key slot of any
door, refer to Power Door Locks (page 38).
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▼ Luggage Compartment
WARNING
Luggage compartment cover
This cover can be removed for more
room. To do this, just unfasten the straps;
then lift and pull it out.
Placing Cargo on the Cover:
Placing luggage or other cargo on top
of the luggage compartment cover is
dangerous. During sudden braking or
a collision, the cargo could become a
projectile that could hit and injure
someone. Don’t place anything on top
of the cover.
Luggage strap
The luggage compartment can be
accessed by opening the liftgate when the
straps are attached to the sides of the
liftgate.
Luggage compartment cover hook
CAUTION
Strap
Remove luggage or other cargo from
the trunk mat before lifting the mat to
avoid damaging the trunk mat or the
luggage compartment cover.
Use the hook under the luggage
compartment cover to temporarily hold
the trunk mat.
Hook
Trunk mat
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Trunk Lid (Sedan)
WARNING
Open Trunk and Exhaust Gas:
Exhaust gas in the cabin of a vehicle
is dangerous. This gas contains CO
(carbon monoxide), which is
colorless, odorless, and highly
poisonous. If inhaled, it can cause
loss of consciousness and death.
Because exhaust gas can get into the
cabin through an open trunk, keep
the trunk closed when driving.
Opening the trunk lid with the remote
release lever
Pull up the release lever next to the
driver’s seat.
Release lever
▼ Opening and Closing the Trunk
Closing the trunk lid
Opening the trunk lid with the key
Use both hands to push the trunk lid down
until the lock snaps shut. Do not slam it.
Pull up on the trunk lid to make sure it is
secure.
Insert the key into the slot and turn it
clockwise.
▼ Trunk Security
In some situations you may want to
prevent the trunk from being opened with
the remote trunk lid release lever.
Give your key only to someone you trust.
Open
To secure the trunk lid, lock the rear
seatbacks (page 2-6) , push the trunk lock
lever up, and close the trunk.
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To cancel the security feature, insert the
key into the lock, turn the key clockwise,
and push the trunk lock lever down.
Trunk lock lever
Unlock
Lock
▼ Trunk Light
The trunk light is on when the lid is open
and off when it’s closed.
NOTE
To prevent the battery from being
discharged, do not leave the trunk open
for a long period when the engine is
not running.
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Trunk Release Handle
(Sedan)
Your vehicle is equipped with a trunk
release handle that provides a means of
escape for children and adults in the event
they become locked inside the trunk.
No matter how careful adults might be
with keys and locking their cars, parents
should be aware that children may be
tempted to play around vehicles and use
the trunk as a hiding place.
Adults are advised to familiarize
themselves with the operation and
location of the release handle so that all
children can be told about it in an
appropriate way, keeping in mind that
most vehicles don’t have such handles.
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WARNING
Open Trunk Lid and Children:
Leaving the trunk lid open or leaving
children in the vehicle with the keys is
dangerous. Children could open the
trunk lid and climb inside resulting in
possible injury or death from heat
exposure. Close the trunk lid, lock the
rear seatbacks and do not allow
children to play inside the vehicle.
Unattended Children and Pets:
Leaving children or animals
unattended in a parked vehicle is
dangerous. Babies left sleeping and
kids who lock themselves in cars or
trunks can die very quickly from heat
prostration. Don’t leave your children
or pets alone in a car at any time.
Don’t leave the car, the rear folding
seats or the trunk unlocked. Always
keep the car from being a tempting
place to play by locking rear seats,
doors and the trunk, and keeping the
keys where children won’t play with
them.
▼ Opening the Trunk Lid from the
Inside
Pull the illuminated "T" shaped handle.
The handle is made of material that will
glow for hours in the darkness of the trunk
following a brief exposure to ambient
light.
The "T" shaped handle is located on the
inside of the trunk lid.
Handle
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CAUTION
Always keep the handle firmly
attached to the holder and in the
recessed position. Not securing the
handle this way could allow it to snag
luggage in the trunk and open the trunk
lid.
Power Windows
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position for the power windows to operate.
WARNING
Closing Power Windows:
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. Make sure the opening is
clear before closing a window.
CAUTION
To prevent burning out the fuse and
damaging the power window system,
don’t open or close more than two
windows at once.
▼ Operating the Driver’s Side
Power Window
To open the window, push down the
switch.
To close the window, pull up the switch.
Left front window
Close
Open
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Auto-opening
Front passenger-side power window
To fully open the window automatically,
push the switch completely down.
To open the window, push down the
switch.
To close the window, pull up the switch.
To stop the window partway, pull up the
switch and then release it.
▼ Operating the Passenger Power
Windows
The power windows may be operated
when the power window lock switch is in
the unlock position.
Close
Open
The passenger windows may be opened or
closed by the power window master
control switches on the driver’s door.
Rear power windows
To open a window, push the lower part of
the switch.
To close, push the upper part of the
switch.
Left rear window
Right front window
Right rear window
Close
Open
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▼ Power 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
Unintentional Window Operation:
Unintentional window operation is
dangerous. A person’s hands, head,
or neck could be caught by the
window and result in serious injury.
Unless a passenger needs to operate a
window, keep the power window lock
switch in the locked position.
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Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap
WARNING
Fuel Spray:
Fuel spray is dangerous. Fuel can
burn skin and eyes and cause illness
when ingested. Fuel spray is released
when there is pressure in the fuel
tank and the fuel cap is removed too
quickly. When removing the fuel cap,
loosen the cap slightly and wait for
any hissing to stop. Then remove it.
Fuel Vapor:
Fuel vapor is dangerous. It could be
ignited by sparks or flames causing
serious burns and injuries. Before
refueling, stop the engine, and always
keep sparks and flames away from the
filler neck.
CAUTION
Always use only a genuine Mazda fuel
cap or an approved equivalent,
available at Authorized Mazda
Dealers. 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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▼ Fuel-Filler Lid
▼ Fuel-Filler Cap
To open, pull up the remote fuel-filler lid
release.
To remove the filler cap, turn it
counterclockwise.
Sedan
To replace the filler cap, turn it clockwise
until it clicks.
Open
Remote fuel-filler
lid release
Close
Hatchback
CAUTION
Remote fuel-filler
lid release
Make sure the fuel-filler cap is
tightened securely. The check engine
light comes on when the cap isn’t
tightened securely. If the light remains
on (even after you have tightened the
cap securely, driven, and restarted the
engine several times), it may indicate a
different problem. Contact an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible.
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Hood
3. Use the support rod to hold the hood
open.
▼ Opening the Hood
1. With the vehicle parked, pull the
release handle to unlock the hood.
Clip
Support rod
▼ Closing the Hood
2. Pull the safety catch up and lift 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. Secure the rod in its clip.
3. Close the hood so that it locks securely.
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Sunroof
The sunroof can be opened or closed
electrically only when the ignition switch
is in the ON position.
NOTE
After washing your Mazda or after a
rain, wipe the water off the sunroof
before operating it.
▼ Tilt Operation
Slide switch
The rear of the sunroof can be tilted open
to provide more ventilation.
To tilt, push the rear of the tilt switch.
To close, push the front of the tilt switch.
Tilt switch
WARNING
Extending the Head or Arms
Through the Sunroof:
Extending the head, arms, or other
parts of the body through the sunroof
is dangerous. The head or arms could
hit something while the vehicle is
moving. This could cause death or
serious injury. Don’t let passengers
stand up or extend anything through
the open sunroof while the vehicle is
moving.
Tilt up
Close
Closing the Sunroof:
A closing sunroof 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. Make
sure the opening is clear before
closing the sunroof.
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▼ Slide Operation
To open to any position, press the rear of
the slide switch.
To close, press the front of the slide
switch.
Open
Close
▼ Sunshade
The sunshade can be opened and closed
by hand.
The sunshade opens automatically when
the sunroof is opened, but must be closed
by hand.
Sunshade
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CAUTION
The sunshade doesn’t tilt. To avoid
damaging the sunshade, don’t push up
on it.
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Roof Rack
The front cross bar is fixed in place.
The rear cross bar can be adjusted by
sliding it.
Rear cross bar
CAUTION
• The roof rack is not designed for
direct placement of objects or loads.
A special attachment kit is
necessary. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
• The maximum load on the roof rack
is 75 kg (165 lb). Do not overload.
Front cross bar
• Because the bolts and screws may
loosen initially, retighten them.
Periodically check bolts for
looseness approximately every 100
km (62 miles).
• Avoid turning sharply and jamming
on the brakes while the roof rack
installed. Doing so may cause an
accident or the luggage may fall off.
• Road conditions (especially steep
curves or rough roads) and weather
changes (strong cross wind, head
wind, rain, snow, or fog) can change
vehicle operating characteristics
greatly when the vehicle is
equipped with the roof rack. To
cope with these conditions, drive at
a slower speed.
• When driving in a tunnel or parking
garage or any place with height
restrictions with the roof rack
installed, be aware that the roof rack
will raise the total clearance of the
vehicle.
• If the vehicle is washed in an
automatic car wash with the roof
rack installed, the roof rack or the
roof of the vehicle can be damaged.
Before washing the vehicle in an
automatic car wash, always remove
the roof rack.
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3. Tighten the bolt at both ends of the rear
cross bar alternately and evenly.
NOTE
Roof racks increase wind turbulence
which can result in noise. This does
not indicate an abnormality. The roof
rack can be removed when it is not
needed.
▼ Roof Rack Adjustment
1. Loosen the screw at both ends of the
rear cross bar, then remove the rear
cross bar covers.
Bolt
NOTE
• If only one bolt is tightened, the
cross bar will lean to one side.
Screw
Rear cross bar
• Tighten the bolts with tightening
torque of 11—12 N•m {110—120
kgf•cm}.
Rear cross bar cover
2. Loosen the bolt at both ends of the rear
cross bar, then slide the rear cross bar
to the desired position.
4. Install the rear cross bar cover by
inserting the clips into the square hole
of the rear cross bar until they click,
then tighten the screw.
Screw
Rear cross bar
cover
Bolt
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Steering Wheel and Mirrors
Steering Wheel
WARNING
Adjusting the Steering Wheel:
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. Never adjust the
steering wheel while the vehicle is
moving.
▼ Tilt Steering Wheel
To change the angle of the steering wheel,
stop the vehicle, pull the tilt wheel release
lever under the steering column down,
adjust the wheel, then push the release
lever up to lock the column.
Mirrors
▼ Outside Mirrors
Check the mirrors’ angles before driving.
WARNING
Convex Mirror (Passenger Side):
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. Be
sure to look over your shoulder or to
check your inside mirror before
changing lanes.
Manual control mirror
To adjust, move the mirror’s control lever,
just inside the door.
Tilt wheel release
lever
After adjusting, push the wheel up and
down to be certain it’s locked before
driving.
Control lever
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Power control mirror
The ignition switch must be in the ACC or
ON position.
To adjust:
1. Move the selector switch to the left or
right to choose the mirror.
2. Depress the perimeter switch in the
appropriate direction.
WARNING
Driving with Mirrors Folded In:
Driving with the outside mirrors
folded in is dangerous. Your rear view
will be restricted, and you could have
an accident. Always return the
outside mirrors to the driving position
before you start driving.
Selector switch
▼ Rearview Mirror (With Day/
Night Function)
Perimeter switch
Before driving, adjust the rearview mirror
to center on the scene through the rear
window.
Do this with the day/night lever in the day
position.
Outside mirror
Push the lever forward for day driving.
Pull it back to reduce glare from
headlights.
After adjusting the mirror, lock the
control by moving the selector switch to
the middle position.
Day/Night lever
Folding the mirror
Fold the outside mirror rearward until it is
flush with the vehicle.
Day
Night
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WARNING
Blocked View:
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. Don’t stack
things higher than the seatbacks.
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Before Driving Your Mazda
Important information about driving your Mazda.
Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions ......................................... 4-2
Fuel Requirements ..................................................................... 4-2
Emission Control System .......................................................... 4-3
Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide) ......................................... 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 ................................................................... 4-7
Winter Driving ........................................................................... 4-8
Driving In Flooded Area ......................................................... 4-10
Overloading ............................................................................. 4-10
Towing .......................................................................................... 4-11
Trailer Towing ......................................................................... 4-11
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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.
Fuel with a lower rating could cause the emission control system to lose effectiveness. It
could also cause engine knocking and serious engine damage.
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.
MAZDASPEED Protegé
Use only premium unleaded fuel:91 [ (R+M)/2 method] or above (96 RON or above)
CAUTION
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Gasohol containing more than 10% ethanol.
• Gasoline or gasohol containing methanol.
• Leaded fuel or leaded gasohol.
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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
Parking Over Things That Burn:
Parking over or near anything inflammable, such as dry grass, is dangerous. Even
with the engine turned off, the exhaust system could ignite it because the exhaust
system gets very hot during normal use. A resulting fire could cause serious injury or
death. Never park over or near anything inflammable.
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.
• USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL.
• Don’t drive your Mazda with any sign of engine malfunction.
• Don’t coast with the ignition switch turned off.
• Don’t descend steep grades in gear with the ignition switch turned off.
• Don’t operate the engine at high idle for more than 5 minutes.
• Don’t tamper with the emission control system. All inspections and adjustments must
be made by a qualified technician.
• Don’t try to 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.
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Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions
Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide)
WARNING
Carbon Monoxide:
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.
Exhaust Gas in 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. Don’t run the engine when inside an
enclosed area.
Idling with the Windows Closed:
Exhaust gas is dangerous. When your vehicle is stopped with the windows closed and
the engine running for a long time in an open area, exhaust gas, which contains
poisonous carbon monoxide, could 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.
Snow Blocking the Exhaust Gas:
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, anyone in the cabin could be
injured or killed. Clear the snow from underneath and around your vehicle before
starting the engine.
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Before Starting the Engine
Before Getting In
• Be sure the windows, outside mirror
(s), and outside lights are clean.
• Inspect inflation pressures and
condition of tires.
• Look under the vehicle for any sign of
a leak.
• If you plan to back up, make sure
nothing will be in your way.
NOTE
Engine oil, engine coolant, brake/
clutch fluid, washer fluid, and other
fluid levels should be inspected daily,
weekly, or at refueling, depending on
the fluid. See Maintenance, Section 8.
After Getting In
• Are all doors closed and locked?
• Are the inside and outside mirrors
adjusted?
• Is everyone’s seat belt fastened?
• Do all the lights work?
• Check all gauges.
• Check all warning lights when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position.
• Release the parking brake and make
sure the parking brake warning light
goes off.
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.
• Don’t race the engine.
• Avoid long warm-ups. Once the engine
runs smoothly, begin driving.
• Don’t maintain one constant speed for
long.
• Don’t drive constantly at full-throttle or
high engine rpm for extended periods
of time.
• Avoid unnecessary hard stops.
• Avoid full-throttle starts.
• Avoid fast starts.
• Keep the engine tuned. Follow the
maintenance schedule (page 8-3) and
have an Authorized Mazda Dealer
perform inspections and servicing.
• Use the air conditioner only when
necessary.
• Slow down on rough roads.
• Keep the tires properly inflated.
• Don’t carry unnecessary weight.
• Don’t rest your foot on the brake pedal
while driving.
• Keep the wheels in correct alignment.
• Keep windows closed at high speeds.
• Slow down when driving in crosswinds
and headwinds.
WARNING
Coasting:
Turning off the engine to coast down
a hill is dangerous. This causes the
loss of power steering and power
brake control. Any loss of steering or
braking control could cause an
accident. Never turn off the engine
and coast down a hill.
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Driving Tips
Hazardous Driving
WARNING
Downshifting 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. If it is
necessary to downshift on slippery
surfaces, be very careful.
When driving on ice or in water, snow,
mud, sand, or similar hazard:
• Be cautious and allow extra distance
for braking.
• Avoid sudden braking and quick
steering.
• If your vehicle is not equipped with
ABS, brake with the pedal by using a
light up-down motion. Don’t hold the
pedal down constantly.
If your vehicle is equipped with ABS,
don’t pump the brakes. Continue to
press down on the brake pedal.
Rocking the Vehicle
WARNING
Spinning the Wheels:
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. Don’t spin the wheels at
more than 56 km/h (35 mph), and
don’t allow anyone to stand behind a
wheel when pushing the vehicle.
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.
• If you get stuck, shift to 1 or 2 and
accelerate slowly. Don’t spin the front
wheels.
• For more traction in starting, use sand,
rock salt, chains, carpeting, or other
nonslip material under the front
wheels.
NOTE
Use snow chains only on the front
wheels.
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Driving Tips
Winter Driving
• Carry emergency gear, including tire
chains, window scraper, flares, a small
shovel, jumper cables, and a small bag
of sand or salt.
Ask a Mazda dealer to perform the
following precautions:
• Have the proper ratio of antifreeze in
the radiator.
• Inspect the battery and its cables. Cold
reduces battery capacity.
• Use only cold-weather engine oil
(page 8-9).
• Inspect the ignition system for damage
and loose connections.
• Use washer fluid made with
antifreeze—but don’t use engine
coolant antifreeze for washer fluid
(page 8-18).
• 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.
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▼ Snow Tires
WARNING
Mixing Tire Types:
Using tires different in size or type is
dangerous. Your vehicle’s handling
could be greatly affected and result in
an accident. Use only the same size
and type tires (snow, radial, or nonradial) on all four wheels.
CAUTION
Check local regulations before using
studded tires.
Use snow tires on all four wheels
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.
Don’t go faster than 120 km/h (75 mph).
Inflate snow tires 30 kPa (0.3 kgf/cm2, 4.3
psi) more than recommended on the tire
pressure label (driver’s door), but never
more than the maximum cold-tire
pressure shown on the tires.
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Driving Tips
▼ Tire Chains
CAUTION
Installing the chains
1. Remove the wheel covers, or the chain
bands will scratch them.
• Chains may scratch or chip
aluminum wheels. Install tire chains
on steel wheels only.
2. Secure the chains on the front tires as
tightly as possible. Always follow the
chain manufacturer’s instructions.
• Chains may affect handling.
3. Retighten the chains after driving
1/2—1 km (1/4—1/2 mile).
• Don’t go faster than 50 km/h (30
mph) or the chain manufacturer’s
recommended limit, whichever is
lower.
• Drive carefully and avoid bumps,
holes, and sharp turns.
• Avoid locked-wheel braking.
• Don’t use chains on the temporary
tire; it may result in damage to the
vehicle and to the tire.
• Don’t use chains on roads that are
free of snow or ice. The tires and
chains could be damaged.
NOTE
(MAZDASPEED Protegé)
Use of tire chains on a vehicle
equipped with 215/45ZR17
specification tires and rim could cause
interference with the vehicle body and
scratching. If tire chains are to be used,
replace both front and rear tires with
P195/50R16 tires. Please consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Check local regulations before using tire
chains.
Install the chains on the front tires.
Don’t use chains on the rear tires.
Use only SAE Class "S" chains, and make
sure they fit.
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Driving Tips
Driving In Flooded Area
WARNING
Driving with Wet Brakes:
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. Dry the brakes by driving
very slowly and applying the brakes
lightly until brake performance
returns to normal.
CAUTION
Make sure water does not enter the
vehicle interior or the engine area. The
vehicle interior could become wet or
the engine could be damaged.
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Overloading
WARNING
Vehicle Load Weight:
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. Be careful not to
overload your vehicle.
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Before Driving Your Mazda
Towing
Trailer Towing
Never tow a trailer with your Mazda.
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5
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 ..................................................... 5-8
Automatic Transaxle Controls ................................................... 5-9
Automatic Transaxle Controls (Sport AT) ............................... 5-13
Power Steering ......................................................................... 5-18
Cruise Control ......................................................................... 5-19
Instrument Cluster and Indicators ............................................ 5-23
Meters and Gauges .................................................................. 5-23
Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps ........................................ 5-27
Warning/Indicator Lights ......................................................... 5-27
Beeps ....................................................................................... 5-35
Switches and Controls ................................................................. 5-36
Lighting Control ...................................................................... 5-36
Turn and Lane-Change Signals ............................................... 5-37
Fog Lights ................................................................................ 5-37
Daytime Running Lights ......................................................... 5-38
Windshield Wipers and Washer ............................................... 5-38
Rear Window Wiper and Washer (Hatchback) ........................ 5-40
Rear Window Defroster ........................................................... 5-40
Horn ......................................................................................... 5-41
Hazard Warning Flasher .......................................................... 5-41
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Ignition Switch
▼ Ignition Switch Positions
Automatic transaxle
When turning the ignition switch to the
LOCK position, keep the shift lever in P.
ON
ACC
LOCK
LOCK
The steering wheel locks to protect
against theft. Only in this position can the
key be removed.
Manual transaxle
When turning the ignition switch to the
LOCK position, push the key in at the
ACC position.
ON
ACC
LOCK
Push the key
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Shift lever
engaged in P
(park)
WARNING
Removing the Key:
It’s dangerous to remove the key from
the ignition switch while the vehicle is
moving. Removing the key allows the
steering wheel to lock. You will lose
steering control and a serious
accident could occur.
Remove the key only when the vehicle
is parked.
Not Setting the Parking Brake:
Leaving the driver’s seat without
setting the parking brake is
dangerous. Unexpected vehicle
movement could occur if the parking
brake is not set. This could cause an
accident. 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.
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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
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.
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 5-27).
1. Occupants should fasten their seat
belts.
START
2. Make sure the parking brake is on.
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 5-27).
3. Depress the brake pedal.
▼ Ignition Key Reminder
If the ignition switch is in the LOCK or
ACC position, a beep will sound when
any door is opened.
4. (Manual transaxle)
Depress the clutch pedal all the way
and shift into neutral.
Keep the pedal depressed while
cranking the engine.
NOTE
The starter will not operate if the
clutch pedal is not pushed down all the
way.
(Automatic transaxle)
Put the vehicle in park (P). If you must
restart the engine while the vehicle is
moving, shift into neutral (N).
NOTE
The starter will not operate if the shift
lever is not in P or N.
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5. Turn the ignition switch to the START
position and hold (up to 10 seconds at a
time) until the engine starts.
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.
NOTE
• In extremely cold weather, below
−18°C (0°F), or after the vehicle has
stood idle several days, let the
engine warm up without operating
the accelerator.
• Whether cold or warm, the engine
should be started without use of the
accelerator.
Brake System
▼ Foot 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.
WARNING
Driving with the Engine Off:
Continuing to drive when the engine
is 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. Don’t continue
driving when the engine is stalled or
turned off, find a safe place to stop.
Riding the Brakes:
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.
Shift to a lower gear when going
down steep hills.
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Releasing the parking brake
WARNING
Driving with Wet Brakes:
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. Dry the brakes by driving
very slowly and applying the brakes
lightly until brake performance is
normal.
Depress the brake pedal, then pull the
handle up and press the button. Lower the
handle to the release position while
holding in the button.
▼ Parking Brake
CAUTION
▼ Brake System Warning Light
Driving with the parking brake on will
cause excessive wear of the brake
linings or pads.
Setting the parking brake
Depress the brake pedal, then pull the
brake handle fully upward.
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/
Electronic brake force distribution
system 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.
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Low brake fluid level warning
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 8-14).
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 off, have your brake
system inspected as soon as possible.
Electronic 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 on.
In this case, the ABS warning light comes
on at the same time (page 5-32).
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WARNING
Brake Warning Light:
Driving with the brake system
warning light on 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 on, have the brakes
inspected immediately. Don’t drive
with this light on, and contact an
Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the
brakes inspected as soon as possible.
ABS Warning Light and Brake
Warning Light on at the Same Time:
Driving when the brake system
warning light and ABS warning light
are on at the same time is dangerous.
When both lights are on, the rear
wheels could lock more quickly in an
emergency stop than under normal
circumstances.
Don’t drive with both lights on, and
contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer
to have the brakes inspected as soon
as possible.
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Starting and Driving
▼ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
▼ ABS Warning Light
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.
WARNING
ABS:
The ABS cannot compensate for
unsafe and reckless driving, excessive
speed, tailgating (following another
vehicle too closely), and hydroplaning
(reduced tire friction and road
contact because of water on the road
surface). You can still have an
accident. So don’t rely on ABS as a
substitute for safe driving.
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.
The warning light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
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.
WARNING
ABS Warning Light and Brake
Warning Light on at the Same Time:
Driving when the brake system
warning light and ABS warning light
are on at the same time is dangerous.
When both lights are on, the rear
wheels could lock more quickly in an
emergency stop than under normal
circumstances.
Don’t drive with both lights on, and
contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer
to have the brakes inspected as soon
as possible.
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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.
Manual Transaxle
Operation
▼ Manual Transaxle Shift Pattern
▼ Brake Pad Wear Indicator
When the disc brake pads become worn,
the built-in wear indicators contact the
disc plates. This causes a screeching noise
to warn that the pads should be replaced.
Neutral position
The shift pattern of the transaxle is
conventional, as shown.
Press the clutch pedal all the way down
while shifting; then release it slowly.
A safety feature prevents accidental
shifting from 5 to reverse. The shift lever
must be put in neutral before being shifted
to reverse.
When you hear this noise, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible.
WARNING
Driving with Worn Disc Pads:
Driving with worn disc pads is
dangerous. The brakes could fail and
cause a serious accident. As soon as
you hear a screeching noise consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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WARNING
Sudden Engine-Braking:
Shifting down while driving on wet,
snowy, or frozen roads, or 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. Do not cause sudden engine
braking on slippery road surfaces or
at high speeds.
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Starting and Driving
CAUTION
• Keep your foot off the clutch pedal
except when shifting gears. Also,
don’t use the clutch to hold the
vehicle on an upgrade. This will
avoid needless clutch wear and
damage.
• Make sure the vehicle comes to a
complete stop before shifting to
reverse.
Shifting to reverse while the vehicle
is still moving may damage the
transaxle.
Automatic Transaxle
Controls
Lock-release button
To prevent unsafe
shifting
Overdrive button
For gear selection with either
a three-speed or four-speed
transaxle
Shift pattern indicator
Shows shift lever
position
NOTE
If shifting to reverse is difficult, shift
into neutral, release the clutch pedal,
and try again.
Various Lockouts:
Indicates that you must depress the
brake pedal and hold in the lock-release
button to shift (The ignition switch must
be in the ACC or ON position).
Indicates the shift lever can be shifted
freely into any position.
Indicates that you must hold in the lockrelease button to shift.
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▼ Transaxle 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
Holding the Vehicle with P:
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. To hold the
vehicle, set the shift lever to P AND
set the parking brake.
CAUTION
WARNING
Shifting from N or P:
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. If the engine is
running faster than idle, don’t shift
from N or P into a driving gear.
Shifting into N while Driving:
Shifting into N while driving is
dangerous. Engine braking cannot be
applied when decelerating which
could lead to an accident or serious
injury. Do not shift into N when
driving the vehicle.
D (Drive)
• Shifting into P, N or R while the
vehicle is moving can damage your
transaxle.
D is the normal driving position. From a
stop, the transaxle will automatically shift
through a 4-gear sequence.
• Shifting into a driving gear or
reverse when the engine is running
faster than idle can damage the
transaxle.
2 (Second)
R (Reverse)
In position R, the vehicle moves only
backward. You must be at a complete stop
before shifting to or from R, except as
explained under Rocking the Vehicle
(page 4-7).
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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The 2 position is helpful when driving in
heavy, slow-moving traffic and climbing
hills, for engine braking assist when going
down hills, or for starting on slick
surfaces and other situations where gentle
acceleration may be necessary.
Do not exceed 108 km/h (67 mph) in the 2
position.
1 (Low)
Use the 1 position for maximum power in
hard-pulling situations, or for climbing
and descending very steep grades.
Do not exceed 57 km/h (35 mph) in the 1
position.
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WARNING
Sudden Engine-Braking:
Shifting down while driving on wet,
snowy, or frozen roads, or 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. Do not cause sudden engine
braking on slippery road surfaces or
at high speeds.
▼ Overdrive
Overdrive operation
In D, the transaxle automatically shifts to
overdrive, which improves fuel economy
and reduces noise.
To allow engine braking when going
down a steep grade, make sure the
overdrive button is in the off position.
▼ Shift-Lock System
The shift-lock system prevents shifting
out of P unless the brake pedal is
depressed.
Overdrive button
To shift from P:
1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
2. Start the engine.
And for a smoother ride with less shifting,
don’t use it when:
3. Push and hold the lock-release button.
• Going up a steep grade.
4. Move the shift lever.
NOTE
• When the ignition switch is in the
LOCK position, the transaxle
cannot be shifted from P.
• To be sure the vehicle is in park,
the ignition key cannot be
removed unless the shift lever is in
P.
• Driving in stop-and-go traffic.
• Pulling heavy loads.
To turn off the overdrive, push the
button.
The transaxle will then shift through a
three-gear sequence in D.
Shift patterns without overdrive:
D = 1st, 2nd, 3rd
2 = 2nd
1 = 1st
To turn it on, push the button again.
Shift patterns with overdrive:
D = 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
2 = 2nd
1 = 1st
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O/D OFF indicator light
Descending steep grades
When descending a steep grade, shift to 2
or 1, depending on load weight and grade
steepness. Descend slowly, using the
brakes only occasionally to prevent them
from overheating.
This light comes on when the overdrive
has been turned off.
CAUTION
If the overdrive-off indicator light
flashes, 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.
▼ Driving Tips
Passing
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.
Climbing steep grades from a stop
To climb a steep grade from a stopped
position:
1. Depress the brake pedal.
2. Shift to D or 1, depending on the load
weight and grade steepness.
3. Release all brakes while gradually
accelerating.
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Automatic Transaxle
Controls (Sport AT)
▼ Transaxle 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
Holding the Vehicle with P:
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. To hold the
vehicle, set the shift lever to P AND
set the parking brake.
CAUTION
Various Lockouts:
Indicates that you must depress the
brake pedal to shift (The ignition switch
must be in the ON position).
Indicates the shift lever can be shifted
freely into any position.
• Shifting into P, N or R while the
vehicle is moving can damage your
transaxle.
• 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 as
explained under Rocking the Vehicle
(page 4-7).
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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WARNING
Shifting from N or P:
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. If the engine is
running faster than idle, don’t shift
from N or P into a driving gear.
▼ Shift-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.
2. Start the engine.
3. Move the shift lever.
NOTE
Shifting into N while Driving:
Shifting into N while driving is
dangerous. Engine braking cannot be
applied when decelerating which
could lead to an accident or serious
injury. Do not shift into N when
driving the vehicle.
• When the ignition switch is in the
ACC or LOCK position, the
transaxle cannot be shifted from P.
• To be sure the vehicle is in park,
the ignition key cannot be
removed unless the shift lever is in
P.
D (Drive)
D is the normal driving position. From a
stop, the transaxle will automatically shift
through a 4-gear sequence.
M (Manual)
M is the manual shift mode position.
Gears can be shifted up or down by
tapping the shift lever back or forward
from this position.
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▼ Shift-Lock Override
If the shift lever won’t move from P with
the brake pedal depressed, continue to
hold down the pedal.
1. Remove the shift-lock override cover
with a screwdriver.
2. Insert a screwdriver and push it down.
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3. Move the shift lever.
▼ Indicators
4. Take the vehicle to an Authorized
Mazda Dealer to have the system
checked.
Shift position indicator
▼ Manual Shift Mode
This mode gives you the feel of driving a
manual transaxle vehicle by tapping the
shift lever forward and back while in this
mode.
To change to manual shift mode, shift the
lever from D to M.
In manual shift mode, the "M" of the shift
position indicator in the instrument panel
illuminates.
Gear position indicator
In manual shift mode, the numeral for the
selected gear illuminates below the shift
position indicator.
Shift position
indicator
C
F
Gear position
indicator
To return to automatic shift mode, shift
the lever from M to D.
NOTE
If the gears cannot be shifted down
when driving at higher speeds, the shift
position and gear position indicators
will flash twice to signal that the gears
cannot be shifted down (page 5-17).
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▼ Shifting
Shifting down
Shifting up
(M4→M3→M2→M1)
(M1→M2→M3→M4)
To shift down to a lower gear, tap the shift
lever forward ( ) once.
To shift up to a higher gear, tap the shift
lever back ( ) once.
WARNING
NOTE
• When driving slowly, the gears may
not shift up depending on vehicle
speed (page 5-17).
• 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 enginebraking because the fuel delivery
will be stopped to protect the
engine. However, this does not
indicate an abnormality.
• Gears may not be shifted from M1
to M2 right after shifting the lever
from D to M. Wait a few seconds
and then shift up to M2.
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Sudden Engine-Braking:
Shifting down while driving on wet,
snowy, or frozen roads, or 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. Do not cause sudden engine
braking on slippery road surfaces or
at high speeds.
NOTE
• When driving at high speeds, the
gear may not shift down depending
on vehicle speed (page 5-17).
• During deceleration, the gear may
automatically shift down depending
on vehicle speed (page 5-17).
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▼ Shifting Recommendation
Shifting down
In manual shift mode, shift the gears
within the vehicle speed specified for each
gear.
If the vehicle speed is higher than the
speed specified for each gear, the gear
cannot be shifted down to a lower gear.
In this situation, the shift position and
gear position indicators will flash twice to
signal that the gears cannot be shifted
down.
NOTE
• If you change to manual shift mode
when the vehicle is stopped, the
gear will shift to M1.
• If you tap the shift lever back when
the vehicle is stopped and the gear
is at M1, the gear will shift to M2.
M2 is helpful for starting on
slippery surfaces.
• Gears may not be shifted from M1
to M2 right after shifting the lever
from D to M. Wait a few seconds
and then shift up to M2.
Shifting down to M3
The vehicle speed must be lower than 161
km/h (100 mph) to shift down to M3.
Shifting down to M2
The vehicle speed must be lower than 100
km/h (62 mph) to shift down to M2.
Shifting down to M1
The vehicle speed must be lower than 45
km/h (28 mph) to shift down to M1.
Shifting up
NOTE
If the vehicle speed is lower than the
speed specified for each gear, the gear
cannot be shifted up to a higher gear.
• At M4, the gears shift down to M3
automatically when the vehicle
speed slows to 36 km/h (22 mph) or
less.
Shifting up to M2
You can shift up to M2 when the engine is
running, whether the vehicle is stopped or
moving.
Shifting up to M3
• At M3 or M2, the gears shift down
to M1 automatically when the
vehicle speed slows to 9 km/h (6
mph) or less.
The vehicle speed must be higher than 20
km/h (12 mph) to shift up to M3.
Shifting up to M4
The vehicle speed must be higher than 38
km/h (24 mph) to shift up to M4.
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Starting and Driving
▼ Driving Tips
Power Steering
Passing
For extra power when passing another
vehicle or climbing steep grades, depress
the accelerator fully (D range). The
transaxle will shift to a lower gear,
depending on vehicle speed.
Climbing steep grades from a stop
To climb a steep grade from a stopped
position:
1. Depress the brake pedal.
2. Shift to D or M1, depending on the
load weight and grade steepness.
3. Release all brakes while gradually
accelerating.
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.
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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 rigid during normal
driving, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
CAUTION
Never hold the steering wheel to the
extreme left or right for more than five
seconds with the engine running.
This could damage the power steering
system.
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Driving Your Mazda
Starting and Driving
Cruise Control
With cruise control, you can set and
automatically maintain any speed of more
than about 40 km/h (25 mph).
▼ Activation/Deactivation
To activate the system, press the cruise
main switch.
To deactivate the system, press the switch
again.
WARNING
Cruise Control Use:
Using cruise control in the following
conditions could cause you to lose
control of the vehicle:
• Heavy or unsteady traffic
• Slippery or winding roads
• Similar restrictions that require
inconsistent speed
Don’t use cruise control in these
situations.
▼ Cruise Set Indicator Light
This light comes on when a cruising speed
is set.
Cruise main switch
WARNING
Cruise Main Switch:
Leaving the cruise main switch on
when not using the cruise control is
dangerous as it may be switched on
accidentally. This could result in loss
of vehicle control. Keep the cruise
main switch off when cruise control is
not in use.
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Starting and Driving
▼ To Set Speed
▼ To Increase Cruising Speed
1. Activate the cruise control system.
Follow either of these procedures.
2. Accelerate to the desired speed, which
must be more than 40 km/h (25 mph).
• Press the RESUME/ACCEL button
and hold it. Your vehicle will
accelerate.
Release the button at the speed you
want.
3. Press the SET/COAST 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.
NOTE
• The SET function can’t be activated
until about 2 seconds after the
cruise main switch has been
engaged.
• On a steep grade, the vehicle may
momentarily slow down going up or
speed up while going down.
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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
RESUME/ACCEL button. Multiple
taps will increase your vehicle speed
1.6 km/h (1 mph) for each tap.
• Accelerate to the desired speed.
Press the SET/COAST button and
release it immediately.
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Starting and Driving
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.
▼ To Decrease Cruising Speed
Press the SET/COAST button and hold it.
The vehicle will gradually slow.
Release the button at the speed you want.
▼ To Resume Cruising Speed at
More Than 40 km/h (25 mph)
If some other method besides the cruise
main switch was used to cancel cruising
speed and the system is still activated, the
most recent set speed will automatically
resume when the RESUME/ACCEL
button is pressed.
If vehicle speed is below 40 km/h (25
mph), increase the vehicle speed up to 40
km/h (25 mph) and press the RESUME/
ACCEL 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/COAST
button. Multiple taps will decrease your
vehicle speed 1.6 km/h (1 mph) for each
tap.
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Driving Your Mazda
Starting and Driving
▼ To Cancel
To turn off the system, use one of these
methods:
• Press the cruise main switch.
• Slightly depress the brake pedal.
• Press the CANCEL button.
• (Manual transaxle)
Depress the clutch pedal.
The system is off when the ignition is off.
NOTE
Cruise control will cancel at about 15
km/h (9 mph) below the preset speed
or below 40 km/h (25 mph).
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Driving Your Mazda
Instrument Cluster and Indicators
Meters and Gauges
With tachometer
Without tachometer
1
2
3
4
5
Speedometer ..............................................................................................................5-24
Odometer and Trip Meter ..........................................................................................5-24
Tachometer ................................................................................................................5-25
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge..........................................................................5-25
Fuel Gauge................................................................................................................ 5-26
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Instrument Cluster and Indicators
▼ Speedometer
NOTE
The speedometer indicates the speed of
the vehicle.
▼ Odometer and Trip Meter
The display mode can be changed from
odometer to trip meter A to trip meter B
and then back to odometer by pressing the
selector while they are displayed. The
selected mode will be displayed.
Selector
The odometer and trip meter can be
displayed as follows even when the
ignition switch is in the ACC or LOCK
position:
• Displays for about 10 minutes after
the ignition switch is turned to the
ACC or LOCK position from the
ON position.
• Displays for about 10 minutes after
any door is opened.
(Sport AT model)
The headlight switch must be in the
or
position to see the
odometer and trip meter display when
the ignition switch is in the LOCK
position.
Odometer
Odometer
Press the selector
Trip meter A
When this mode is selected, ODO will be
displayed.
The odometer records the total distance
the vehicle has been driven.
Trip meter
Press the selector
Trip meter B
Press the selector
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.
When trip meter A is selected, pressing
the selector again within one second will
change to trip meter B mode.
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Instrument Cluster and Indicators
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
CAUTION
Don’t run the engine with the
tachometer needle in the RED ZONE.
This may cause severe engine damage.
▼ Engine Coolant Temperature
Gauge
The engine coolant temperature gauge
shows the temperature of the engine
coolant.
• Only the trip meters record tenths of
kilometers (miles).
• The trip record will be erased when;
• The power supply is interrupted
(blown fuse or the battery is
disconnected).
• The vehicle is driven over 999.9
km (mile).
▼ Tachometer
The tachometer shows engine speed in
thousands of revolutions per minute
(rpm).
If the needle exceeds normal range toward
H, it indicates overheating.
CAUTION
Driving with an overheated engine can
cause serious engine damage
(page 7-13).
Red zone
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Instrument Cluster and Indicators
▼ Fuel 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.
Low fuel warning
light
▼ Dashboard Illumination
When the headlight switch is in the
or
position, rotate the thumb-wheel
to adjust the brightness of the dashboard
lights.
Bright
Dim
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Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps
Warning/Indicator Lights
Warning/Indicator lights will appear in any of the highlighted areas
Signal
Warning/Indicator Lights
Page
Brake System Warning Light
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Charging System Warning Light
5-30
Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light
5-31
Check Engine Light
5-31
ABS Warning Light
5-32
Air Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light
5-32
Low Fuel Warning Light
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Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps
Signal
Warning/Indicator Lights
Page
Seat Belt Warning Light
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Door-Ajar Warning Light
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Low Washer Fluid Level Warning Light
5-33
Automatic Transaxle Warning Light
5-33
Headlight High-Beam Indicator Light
5-34
O/D OFF Indicator Light
5-34
Shift Position Indicator Light
5-34
Cruise Set Indicator Light
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Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps
▼ Brake System Warning Light
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 off, have your brake
system inspected as soon as possible.
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/
Electronic brake force distribution
system warning
Electronic 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 on.
In this case, the ABS warning light comes
on at the same time (page 5-32).
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.
Low brake fluid level warning
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 8-14).
2. After adding fluid, check the light
again.
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Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps
WARNING
Brake Warning Light:
Driving with the brake system
warning light on 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 on, have the brakes
inspected immediately. Don’t drive
with this light on, and contact an
Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the
brakes inspected as soon as possible.
ABS Warning Light and Brake
Warning Light on at the Same Time:
Driving when the brake system
warning light and ABS warning light
are on at the same time is dangerous.
When both lights are on, the rear
wheels could lock more quickly in an
emergency stop than under normal
circumstances.
Don’t drive with both lights on, and
contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer
to have the brakes inspected as soon
as possible.
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▼ Charging System Warning Light
This warning light comes on when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and goes off when the engine is
started.
If the warning light comes on 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.
CAUTION
Don't continue driving when the
charging system warning light is
illuminated.
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Driving Your Mazda
Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps
▼ Engine Oil Pressure Warning
Light
▼ Check Engine Light
If the light comes on while driving:
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.
1. Drive to the side of the road and park
off the right-of-way.
The check engine light may come on in
the following cases:
2. Turn off the engine and inspect the
engine oil level (page 8-9). If it’s low,
add oil.
• The fuel tank level being very low or
approaching empty.
This warning light indicates low engine
oil pressure.
3. Check the light.
If the light remains on even after you add
oil, have your vehicle towed to the nearest
service station or to an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
CAUTION
Don’t run the engine if oil pressure is
low. It could result in extensive engine
damage.
• The engine’s electrical system has a
problem.
• The emission control system has a
problem.
• The fuel-filler cap is missing or not
tightened securely.
If the check engine light flashes
continuously, decrease your speed and
consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as
soon as possible.
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Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps
▼ ABS Warning Light
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.
The warning light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
▼ Air Bag/Front Seat Belt
Pretensioner System Warning
Light
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.
WARNING
ABS Warning Light and Brake
Warning Light on at the Same Time:
Driving when the brake system
warning light and ABS warning light
are on at the same time is dangerous.
When both lights are on, the rear
wheels could lock more quickly in an
emergency stop than under normal
circumstances.
Don’t drive with both lights on, and
contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer
to have the brakes inspected as soon
as possible.
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If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner
system is OK, the warning light comes on
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position or after the engine is cranked.
After about 6 seconds it goes out.
A system malfunction is indicated when
the warning light constantly flashes, stays
on or doesn’t come on at all. If any of
these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer as soon as possible. The system
may not work in an accident.
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Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps
WARNING
Self-Servicing the Air Bag/
Pretensioner Systems:
Self-servicing or tampering with the
systems is dangerous. An air bag/
pretensioner could accidentally
activate or become disabled. This
could cause serious injuries. Never
tamper with the systems and always
have an Authorized Mazda Dealer
perform all servicing and repairs.
▼ Door-Ajar Warning Light
This warning light comes on when any
door isn’t securely closed.
▼ Low Washer Fluid Level
Warning Light
▼ Low Fuel Warning Light
This warning light in the fuel gauge
signals that the fuel tank will soon be
empty.
Get fuel as soon as possible.
This warning light reveals that little
windshield washer fluid remains. Add
fluid (page 8-18).
▼ Automatic Transaxle Warning
Light
▼ Seat Belt Warning Light
If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, the seat belt warning light
will remain on until the belt is fastened.
If the system does not operate correctly,
consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
This warning light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
The light flashes when the transaxle has a
problem.
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Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps
CAUTION
If the automatic transaxle warning
light flashes, 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.
▼ Headlight High-Beam Indicator
Light
CAUTION
If the overdrive-off indicator light
flashes, 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.
▼ Shift Position Indicator Light
This indicates the selected shift position
when the ignition switch is in the ACC or
ON position.
This light indicates one of two things:
• The high-beam headlights are on.
• The turn signal lever is in the flash-topass position.
▼ O/D OFF Indicator Light
This light comes on when the overdrive
has been turned off.
Gear position indicator
In manual mode, the "M" of the shift
position indicator illuminates and the
numeral for the selected gear illuminates
in the gear position indicator.
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Warning/Indicator Lights and Beeps
▼ Cruise Set Indicator Light
Beeps
▼ Seat Belt Warning Beep
If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, a beep will sound for about
6 seconds.
This light comes on when a cruising speed
is set.
▼ Ignition Key Reminder
If the ignition switch is in the LOCK or
ACC position, a beep will sound when
any door is opened.
▼ Lights-On Reminder
If lights are on and the key is removed
from the ignition switch, a beep will
sound when any door is opened.
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Switches and Controls
▼ Lights-On Reminder
Lighting Control
If lights are on and the key is removed
from the ignition switch, a beep will
sound when any door is opened.
▼ Headlight High-Low Beams
Push the lever forward for high beams.
Pull it back for low.
High beams
▼ Headlights
Low beams
To turn on the lights, turn the knob on the
end of the control lever.
Lever Position
OFF
Headlights
Taillights
Parking lights
License lights
Side-marker lights
Off
Off
On
Off
On
On
NOTE
To prevent discharging the battery,
don’t leave the lights on while the
engine is off.
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▼ Flashing the Headlights
To flash the headlights, pull the lever fully
toward you. The headlight switch need
not be on, and the lever will return to the
normal position when released.
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Driving Your Mazda
Switches and Controls
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals
▼ Turn Signal
Fog Lights
Use this switch to turn on the fog lights.
They help you to see as well as to be seen.
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.
If the indicator light continues to flash
after a turn, manually return the lever to
its original position.
Right lane
change
Right turn
OFF
Left lane
change
To turn on the fog lights, first turn on the
headlight switch. Then press the fog light
switch.
To turn the fog lights off, press the fog
light switch again or turn the headlight
switch off.
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
If an indicator light stays on without
flashing or if it flashes abnormally, the
turn signal bulb may be burned out.
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Switches and Controls
Daytime Running Lights
In Canada, vehicles must be driven with
the headlights on during daytime
operation.
Windshield Wipers and
Washer
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position.
For that reason, the daytime running lights
automatically turn on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position.
NOTE
The running lights go off when the
parking brake is applied.
WARNING
Frozen Washer Fluid:
Using windshield washer fluid in
freezing temperatures is dangerous.
The washer fluid could freeze on the
windshield and block your vision.
You could have an accident. Don’t use
the washer without first warming the
windshield.
NOTE
Because heavy ice and snow can jam
the wiper blades, the wiper motor is
protected 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.
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Switches and Controls
▼ Windshield Wipers
▼ Windshield Washer
Pull the lever toward you and hold it to
spray washer fluid.
OFF
INT
1
2
Turn the wipers on by pulling the lever
down.
INT — Intermittent
1 — Normal
2 — Fast
One-touch wipers
For a single wiping cycle, push the lever
up to MIST.
NOTE
In the OFF or INT position, the wipers
will be activated until the lever is
released.
If the washer doesn’t work, inspect the
fluid level (page 8-18). If it’s OK, consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
MIST
OFF
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Switches and Controls
Rear Window Wiper and
Washer (Hatchback)
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position.
▼ Rear Window Wiper
Rear Window Defroster
The rear defroster clears frost, fog, and
thin ice from the rear window.
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position.
Push the switch to turn on the rear
window defroster; the indicator light will
come on.
ON
INT
OFF
Washer
Push the switch again to turn it off.
Washer
Turn the wiper on by turning the knob.
ON — Normal
INT — Intermittent
▼ Rear Window Washer
To spray washer fluid, turn the knob to the
position. After the knob is released,
the washer will stop.
NOTE
There are two washer positions: up and
down. In the down washer position, the
wiper will not be activated.
If the washer doesn’t work, inspect the
fluid level (page 8-18). If it’s OK and the
washer still doesn’t work, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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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, brush it off before using the
defroster.
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Switches and Controls
Horn
To sound the horn, press around the
mark of the steering wheel.
Hazard Warning Flasher
The hazard warning lights should always
be used when you stop on or near a
roadway.
The hazard warning lights warn other
drivers that your vehicle is a traffic hazard
and that they must take extreme caution
when near it.
Hazard warning flasher switch
Depress the hazard warning switch and all
four turn signals will flash at once.
NOTE
• The turn signals don’t work when
the hazard warning lights are on.
• Check local regulations about the
use of hazard warning lights while
the vehicle is being towed. They
may forbid it.
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6
Interior Comfort
Use of various features for drive comfort, including climate control
and audio system.
Climate Control System ................................................................ 6-2
Operating Tips ........................................................................... 6-2
Vent Operation ........................................................................... 6-3
Manual Type .............................................................................. 6-5
Audio System ............................................................................... 6-10
Antenna ................................................................................... 6-10
Operating Tips for Audio System ............................................ 6-11
Audio Set ................................................................................. 6-17
Safety Certification .................................................................. 6-34
Interior Equipment ..................................................................... 6-35
Sunvisors ................................................................................. 6-35
Interior Lights .......................................................................... 6-35
Lighter ..................................................................................... 6-37
Ashtray .................................................................................... 6-38
Cup Holder .............................................................................. 6-38
Storage Compartments ............................................................ 6-39
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Interior Comfort
Climate Control System
Operating Tips
▼ Operating the Climate Control
System
Operate the climate control system with
the engine running.
▼ Clearing the Air Inlet
Clear all obstructions like leaves, snow
and ice from the hood and the air inlet in
the cowling grille to improve the system
efficiency.
▼ Foggy 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.
▼ Outside/Recirculated Air
Position
Use the outside air position in normal
conditions. The recirculated air position
can be used temporarily when driving on
dusty roads or for quick cooling of the
interior.
▼ Parking 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.
▼ Not Using for a Long Period
Run the air conditioner at least once a
month to keep internal parts lubricated.
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▼ Check the Refrigerant before
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 optional 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.
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Vent Operation
Open
Close
Knob
* Depending on the model some vents may not be available.
▼ Adjusting the Vents
Directing airflow
You can direct air flow by moving the adjustment knob.
Adjusting the amount of airflow
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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▼ Selecting the Airflow Mode
Dashboard Vents
Defroster and Floor Vents
Dashboard and Floor Vents
Defroster Vents
Floor Vents
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Manual Type
Fan control dial
Rear window defroster switch
(page 5-40)
A/C switch
Temperature control dial
Mode selector dial
Air intake selector
▼ Control Switches
Fan control dial
Temperature control dial
Cold
Hot
This dial controls temperature. Turn it
clockwise for hot and counterclockwise
for cold.
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
Air intake selector
Turn the mode selector dial to select
airflow mode (page 6-4).
This switch controls the source of air
entering the vehicle.
A/C switch
Press the switch to alternate between the
and
positions. The indicator
light for the selected mode will
illuminate.
It is recommended that under normal
conditions the switch be kept in the
outside air position.
Outside air position (
Push the switch to turn the air conditioner
on. An indicator light on the switch will
illuminate when the fan control dial is on.
Push the switch once again to turn the air
conditioner off.
NOTE
The air conditioner may not function
when the outside temperature
approaches 0 °C (32 °F).
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Outside air is taken into the vehicle. Use
this position for normal ventilation and
heating.
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Recirculated air position (
)
Outside air is shut off. Air within the
vehicle is recirculated.
This position can be used when driving on
a dusty road or in similar conditions. It
also helps to provide quicker cooling of
the interior.
WARNING
The Recirculated Air Position:
Using the
position in cold or
rainy weather will cause the glass to
fog up. Your vision will be hampered,
which could lead to a serious
accident. Do not use the
position in cold or rainy weather.
NOTE
• If the windshield fogs up easily, set
the mode selector dial to the
position.
• 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.
• 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).
position, the outside air is
• In the
automatically selected.
▼ Cooling (With Air Conditioner)
▼ Heating
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.
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.
4. Turn on the air conditioner.
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5. Adjust the fan control dial and
temperature control dial to maintain
maximum comfort.
▼ Ventilation
CAUTION
When using the air conditioner while
driving up long hills or in heavy traffic,
closely monitor the temperature gauge
(page 5-25).
The air conditioner may cause engine
overheating. If the gauge indicates
overheating, turn the air conditioner
off.
NOTE
• When maximum cooling is desired,
set the temperature control dial to
the extreme cold position and set
the air intake selector to the
position, then set the fan control dial
to the position 4.
• 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.
1. Set the mode selector dial to the
position.
2. Set the air intake selector to the
position.
3. Set the temperature control dial to the
desired position.
4. Set the fan control dial to the desired
speed.
▼ Windshield Defrosting and
Defogging
• 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).
1. Set the mode selector dial to the
position.
2. Set the temperature control dial to the
desired position.
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3. Set the fan control dial to the desired
speed.
▼ Dehumidifying (With Air
Conditioner)
WARNING
Foggy Windshield:
Using the
position with the
temperature control set to the cold
position will cause the outside of the
glass 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.
NOTE
• For maximum defrosting, set the
temperature control dial to the
extreme hot position and the fan
control dial to position 4.
• If warm air is desired at the floor,
set the mode selector dial to the
position.
or position, outside air
• In the
is automatically selected. The air
intake selector cannot be changed to
the
position.
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
position.
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.
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Antenna
▼ Manual Type
The manual antenna must be raised and
lowered by hand.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the antenna,
remove it before entering a car wash
facility or passing beneath a low
overhead clearance.
NOTE
When leaving your vehicle unattended,
we recommend that you remove the
antenna and store it inside the vehicle.
▼ Rear Window Antenna
The rear window antenna receives both
AM and FM signals.
CAUTION
To prevent from damaging the antenna,
retract it before entering a car wash
facility or passing beneath a low
overhead clearance.
▼ Detachable Type
To remove the antenna, turn it
counterclockwise.
To install the antenna, turn it clockwise.
Make sure the antenna is security
installed.
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CAUTION
When washing the inside rear window,
use a soft cloth dampened in lukewarm
water, gently wiping the antenna lines.
Use of glass cleaning products could
damage the antenna.
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Operating Tips for Audio
System
▼ Radio 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.
Ionosphere
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—50 km
(25—30 miles)
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
FM wave
100—200 km (60—120 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
Strong signal 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.
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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▼ Operating Tips for Cassette Tape
Player
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.
• Do not spill any liquid on the audio
system.
• 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.
• Only cassette tapes that play no longer
than 90 minutes should be used.
Cassette tape exceeding 90 minutes are
thin and may easily break.
• 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.
• 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.
• Do not insert any objects, other than
cassette tape, into the slot.
• Insert only cassette tapes into the slot.
If objects other than cassette tapes are
inserted, they may damage the player.
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▼ Operating Tips for Mini Disc
(MD) Player
• Store MDs in their cases and away
from direct sunlight.
• The MD player has been designed to
play MDs bearing the identification
logo as shown. No other MDs can be
played.
• Do not insert fingers or foreign objects
in the MD insertion slot as it could
damage the MD deck.
▼ Operating Tips for CD Player/InDash CD Changer
Condensation phenomenon
• When inserting the MD, make sure the
MD label is facing up, and the MD is
oriented to the insertion slot in the
direction of the arrow. If not inserted
correctly, the MD will be ejected, or
may remain stuck in the MD deck.
Immediately after turning on the heater
when the vehicle is cold, the CD or optical
components (prism and lens) in the CD
player/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.
• Do not spill any liquid on the audio
system.
• Do not touch the internal part of the
MD. If the MD shutter is slid open for
no reason, it may be broken.
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• Do not insert any objects, other than
CDs, into the slot.
• 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/changer will not play the CD.
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.
• The CD revolves at high speed within
the unit. Defective (cracked or badly
bent) CDs should never be used.
• When driving over uneven surfaces, the
sound will jump.
• Do not use non-conventional discs such
as heart-shaped, octagonal discs, etc.
The CD player/changer could be
damaged.
• The CD player/changer has been
designed to play CDs bearing the
identification logo as shown. No other
discs can be played.
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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.
• Do not stick paper or tape on the CD.
Avoid scratching the reverse side (the
side without a label).
• 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.
• 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.
• CDs, like traditional audio records, are
made of plastic. To avoid warping,
keep the CDs in their cases and do not
store them where they will be exposed
to direct sunlight.
• The CD player/changer ejects the CD if
the CD is inserted upside down. Also
dirty and/or defective CDs may be
ejected.
• 8 cm (3 in) CDs and CD accessories
(e.g. 8 cm disc adapter) cannot be used
in the CD player/changer.
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• Do not insert cleaning discs in the CD
player/changer.
• Do not insert any disc with a peel-off
or seal on it.
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Audio Set
CD Player
In-dash CD Changer
Illustration is of a representative audio unit.
Cassette Tape Player
Mini Disc (MD) Player
Power/Volume/Sound Controls ......................................................................................6-18
Clock ..............................................................................................................................6-20
Operating the Radio .......................................................................................................6-22
Operating the Cassette Tape Player ................................................................................6-24
Operating the Mini Disc (MD) Player ...........................................................................6-26
Operating the Compact Disc (CD) Player ......................................................................6-28
Operating the In-Dash CD Changer ...............................................................................6-30
Error Indications .............................................................................................................6-33
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▼ Power/Volume/Sound Controls
Display
Power/Volume knob
Audio control knob
Power ON/OFF
Volume adjustment
Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or
ON position.
To adjust the volume, turn the power/
volume knob.
Press the power/volume knob to turn the
audio system on.
Press the power/volume knob again to
turn the audio system off.
Turn the power/volume knob to the right
to increase volume, to the left to decrease
it.
NOTE
To prevent the battery from being
discharged, do not leave the audio
system on for a long period when the
engine is not running.
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Audio sound adjustment
1. Press the audio control knob to select
bass, mid-range, treble, fade or balance
control. The selected function will be
indicated.
NOTE
About 5 seconds after selecting any
mode, the volume function will be
automatically selected. To reset bass,
mid-range, treble, fade, and balance,
press the audio control knob for 2
seconds. The unit will beep and "CL"
will be displayed.
*
If your vehicle is not equipped with
rear speakers, adjust the power/volume
knob so level is even.
2. Turn the audio control knob to adjust
the selected functions as follows:
Indication
Turn Left
Turn Right
Decrease bass
Increase bass
Decrease
mid-range
Increase
mid-range
Decrease
treble
Increase
treble
Shift the sound
to the front
Shift the sound
to the rear
Shift the sound
to the left
Shift the sound
to the right
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▼ Clock
Display
Clock button
Hour set
button
Minute set
button
Setting the time
Exact hour adjustment
The clock can be set at any time when the
ignition switch is in the ACC or ON
position.
1. To set the exact hour, press the clock
button (
) for about 2 seconds
until a beep is heard.
The clock’s current time will flash.
1. To adjust the time, press the clock
button (
) for about 2 seconds
until a beep is heard.
The clock’s current time will flash.
2. To advance the hours, press the hour
set button ( ). To advance the minutes,
press the minute set button ( ) while
the time is flashing.
3. Press the clock button (
to start the clock.
) again
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2. Press the clock button (
) again
and the time will be adjusted as
follows:
(Example)
12:01—12:29→12:00
12:30—12:59→1:00
NOTE
If the power supply to the unit is
interrupted (if the fuse blows or the
vehicle’s battery is disconnected), the
clock will need to be reset.
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Changing the display mode
The display on the unit can be changed by
pressing the clock button (
). This
alternates the display between time and
audio. When the clock mode has been
selected, the time will be displayed.
NOTE
If audio operation is selected while the
time mode is on, the selected audio
mode will be displayed for ten
seconds, then the display will revert to
the time mode.
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▼ Operating the Radio
Band selector buttons
Display
Seek tuning:
Higher
frequency
Scan button
Lower
frequency
Auto memory
button
Channel preset buttons
Tuning
Radio ON
Press a band selector button (
) to turn the radio on.
Manual tuning knob
or
Band selection
Choose AM by pressing the AM button
( ) and FM by pressing the FM1/2
button (
).
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 knob will
change the frequency higher or lower.
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Seek tuning
Auto memory tuning
Pressing the seek tuning button (
,
)
will cause the tuner to seek a higher or
lower frequency automatically.
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.
NOTE
If you continue to press and hold the
button, the frequency will continue
changing without stopping.
Scan tuning
Press the scan button (
) to
automatically sample strong stations.
Scanning stops at each station for about 5
seconds. To hold a station, merely press
the scan button (
) again during this
interval.
Preset channel tuning
The six 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 station you want.
2. Depress a channel preset button for
about 2 seconds until a beep is heard.
The preset channel number and station
frequency will be displayed. The
station is now held in the memory.
Press and hold the auto memory button
(
) for about 2 seconds until a beep
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 autostored 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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▼ Operating the Cassette Tape Player
Display
Cassette tape play button
Fast-forward button
APC button:
(next program)
(one being
played)
Rewind
button
Repeat button
Dolby NR button
Cassette tape eject button
Program button
Cassette tape insert
Playing
Insert the cassette tape into the slot, open
edge to the right and cassette tape will
begin play and "TAPE" will be displayed.
At the end of the cassette tape, the unit
automatically reverses cassette tape play.
When
is lit, the cassette tape’s top side
is playing. When
is lit, the bottom side
is on.
Press the cassette tape play button
(
) to start playing when a
cassette tape is in the unit. If there isn’t a
cassette tape in the unit when the cassette
tape play button (
) is pressed,
"NO TAPE" will flash on and off in
sequence.
NOTE
When a metal tape is inserted, the
player will automatically compensate
for it and "MTL" will be displayed.
Dolby noise reduction
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.
* Noise reduction system manufactured
under license from Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
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Dolby and the double-D symbol
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
are
Ejecting the cassette tape
Press the cassette tape eject button (
eject the cassette tape.
) to
NOTE
The cassette tape can be ejected when
the ignition switch is in the OFF
position.
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.
If APC detects 15 seconds of blank space
it will automatically advance the tape to
the next selection.
NOTE
APC may not operate properly if
Fast forward/Rewind
• A tape was recorded at a low level.
Press the fast-forward button (
) to
fast-forward.
Press the rewind button (
) to rewind.
To stop this operation and play the
cassette tape, press the button again.
• A tape has long, silent intervals.
• A tape is a live recording.
• A tape has very short intervals of
less than 3 seconds.
NOTE
Repeat play
When the cassette tape ends during
fast forward or rewind, it automatically
stops and starts playing.
This operation makes it possible to listen
to a selection repeatedly.
Reversing
Press the program button (
) to
change cassette tape-playing direction.
NOTE
When the cassette tape ends, the unit
automatically reverses play.
Press the repeat button (
) during play.
The current selection playing will be
repeated ("RPT" will be displayed).
Press the repeat button (
) once again
to cancel repeat play.
NOTE
RPT may not operate properly if
• A tape was recorded at a low level.
Automatic program control (APC)
• A tape has long, silent intervals.
APC is used to find the beginning of
either the next program or the one being
played.
• A tape is a live recording.
• A tape has very short intervals of
less than 3 seconds.
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▼ Operating the Mini Disc (MD) Player
Display
MD play button
Track up
button
Scan
button
Track down
button
Fastforward
button
MD slot
MD eject
button
MD display
Display
button
Repeat button
Reverse button
Random button
Inserting the MD
Insert the MD, label-side up with the
arrow pointed to the slot. The autoloading mechanism will set the MD and
begin play. There will be a short lapse
before play begins while the player reads
the digital signals on the MD.
Playing
Press the MD play button (
) to
start playing when a MD is in the unit.
Ejecting the MD
Press the MD eject button (
MD.
) to eject the
Fast-forward/Reverse
Press and hold the fast-forward button
(
) to advance through a track at high
speed.
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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.
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).
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Press the scan button (
to cancel scan play.
) once again
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.
NOTE
If there is no song or disc title recorded
on the MD, "NO TITLE" will be
displayed.
Long disc or song titles
When disc or song titles exceed 10 letters
or numerals, press the display button
(
) to display the remaining part of the
title.
Press the repeat button (
) during play.
The current selection will be repeated
("RPT" will be displayed).
Press the repeat button (
) once again
to cancel repeat play.
Random play
This feature allows the MD 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).
Press the random button (
) once
again to cancel random play.
Changing the MD display
To change the MD display during MD
play, press and hold the display button
(
) for about half a second to advance
through each of the following displays:
Song title
Disc title
No display
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▼ Operating the Compact Disc (CD) Player
CD slot
Disc-in indicator
CD play button
Display
Fast-forward button
CD eject
button
Track up
button
Scan
button
Track down
button
Reverse
button
Random button
Repeat button
Inserting the CD
Fast-forward/Reverse
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.
The disc-in indicator will illuminate and
the track number will be displayed.
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.
Playing
Press the CD play button ( ) to start
playing when a CD is in the unit.
Ejecting the CD
Press the CD eject button (
CD.
) to eject the
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.
Music scan
This feature helps to find a program by
playing about the first 10 seconds of each
track.
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Press the scan button (
) during play
to start scan play operation (the track
number will flash).
Press the scan button (
) once again 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).
Press the repeat button (
) once again
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).
Press the random button (
) once
again to cancel random play.
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▼ Operating the In-Dash CD Changer
CD slot
Disc-in indicator
CD play button
Display
Fast-forward button
Load button
CD eject
button
Track up
button
Scan
button
Track down
button
Disc down
button
Reverse
button
Disc up button
Random button
Repeat button
Power/Volume knob
Inserting the CD
Normal insertion
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.
1. Press the load button (
NOTE
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 knob and the load
button (
) for about 2 seconds will
turn this beeping sound ON or OFF.
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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 is
heard.
)
2. Press the channel preset button for the
desired tray number within 5 seconds
after the beep is heard.
3. When "In" is displayed, insert the CD.
NOTE
The CD cannot be inserted to the
desired tray number if the number is
already occupied.
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Multiple ejection
Multiple insertion
1. Press and hold the load button (
for about 2 seconds until a beep is
heard.
1. Press and hold the CD eject button ( )
for about 2 seconds until a beep is
heard.
)
2. When "In" is displayed, insert the CD.
3. When "In" is displayed again, insert
the next CD.
2. Wait 5 seconds or press the CD eject
button ( ) again within 5 seconds
after the beep is heard.
3. Pull out the CD, then the next CD will
be ejected.
NOTE
The first-inserted CD will be played
automatically when:
NOTE
• CDs will be ejected starting with the
one with the lowest number.
• No CD is inserted within 15
seconds after "In" is displayed.
• All CDs in the tray will be ejected
continuously.
• The CD trays are full.
• 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.
Ejecting the CD
Normal ejection
1. Press the CD eject button ( ). The
disc number and "OUT" will be
displayed.
Playing
2. Pull out the CD.
Press the CD play button ( ) to start
playing when a CD is in the unit.
NOTE
Fast-forward/Reverse
When the CD is ejected during play,
the next CD will be played
automatically.
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.
Ejecting CDs from desired tray number
1. Press and hold the CD eject button (
for about 2 seconds until a beep is
heard.
)
2. Press the channel preset button for the
desired CD number within 5 seconds
after the beep is heard.
3. Pull out the CD.
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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Disc search
Press the disc up button (
) to skip
forward to the beginning of the next CD.
Press the disc down button (
) to
skip back to the beginning of the previous
CD.
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).
Press the scan button (
) once again
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).
Press the repeat button (
) once again
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).
Press the random button (
) once
again to cancel random play.
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▼ Error 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
CHECK MD
MD is inserted upside down
CHECK MD
MD is defective
CHECK CD
CD is inserted upside down
CHECK CD
CD is defective
Solution
Insert the MD properly. If the error indication does
not disappear, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer
Insert another MD properly. If the error indication
does not disappear, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer
Insert the CD properly. If the error indication does
not disappear, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer
Check the CD for scratches or soiling
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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
• This CD player should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified service
personnel.
If servicing is required, contact an Authorized Mazda dealer.
• 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.
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Mazda may 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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Interior Equipment
Sunvisors
When you need a sunvisor, lower it for use
in front or swing it to the side.
Sunvisor
Interior Lights
▼ Illuminated Entry System
When the switch is in the DOOR position,
the overhead light comes on for:
• about 30 seconds after the driver’s door
is unlocked and the ignition key is
removed.
• about 15 seconds after all doors are
closed.
• about 15 seconds after the key is
removed from the ignition.
The light also goes out when:
▼ Vanity Mirrors
To use the vanity mirror, lower the
sunvisor.
• the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and all doors are closed.
• the driver’s door is locked.
NOTE
If any door is left opened, the light
goes out after about 5 minutes.
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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▼ Overhead Lights
▼ Map Lights
The map lights are switched on or off by
pressing the switches.
With sunroof
OFF
DOOR
With sunroof
ON
Map light
Map light
Without sunroof
DOOR
OFF
ON
Without sunroof
Map light
OFF
DOOR
ON
Light off
• Light on when any door is open
• Light on or off when the
illuminated entry system is on
Light on
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Interior Equipment
▼ Luggage Compartment Light
Lighter
The ignition switch must be in the ACC or
ON position.
Press the lighter in and release it. When
ready for use, it automatically pops out.
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Light off
Light on when the liftgate is open
CAUTION
• Don’t touch the metal part of the
lighter, you may burn yourself.
• Don’t hold the lighter in because it
will overheat.
• Don’t use the lighter socket for
plug-in accessories such as shavers
and coffee pots. They may damage
it or cause electrical failure. Use
only a genuine Mazda lighter or the
equivalent.
• If the lighter doesn’t pop out within
30 seconds, remove it to prevent
overheating.
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Ashtray
CAUTION
Don’t use the ashtray for trash. You
might start a fire.
To remove, open and push down on the
lock spring.
Cup Holder
WARNING
Using Cup Holder:
Using a cup holder to hold hot liquids
while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. If the contents spill, you
could be scalded. Never use a cup
holder to hold hot liquids while the
vehicle is moving.
Don’t Put Anything Other Than Cups
or Drink-cans in Cup Holder:
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.
The cup holder is in the center console.
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Storage Compartments
▼ Center Console
To open, pull the release catch.
WARNING
Open Storage Boxes:
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
In hot weather, don’t leave
combustible materials or objects which
will deform in extreme heat such as
lighters and glasses in the vehicle.
▼ Glove Box
To open the glove box, pull the latch
toward you.
The door has a lock, insert the key and
turn it clockwise to lock,
counterclockwise to unlock.
Unlock
▼ Cargo Securing Loops
WARNING
Not Securing Cargo:
Not securing cargo while driving is
dangerous. The cargo could move or
be crushed in sudden braking or a
collision and cause injury. Make sure
the luggage is secured before driving.
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, 44.1 lbf). Do not apply excessive
force to the loops as it will damage them.
Lock
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7
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 .................................................................. 7-7
Overheating ................................................................................. 7-13
Overheating ............................................................................. 7-13
Emergency Starting .................................................................... 7-15
Starting a Flooded Engine ....................................................... 7-15
Jump-Starting .......................................................................... 7-15
Push-Starting ........................................................................... 7-17
Emergency Towing ...................................................................... 7-18
Towing Description ................................................................. 7-18
Towing/Tiedown Hooks ........................................................... 7-19
Recreational Towing ................................................................ 7-20
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In Case of an Emergency
Parking in an Emergency
Parking in an Emergency
The hazard warning lights should always
be used when you stop on or near a
roadway.
The hazard warning lights warn other
drivers that your vehicle is a traffic hazard
and that they must take extreme caution
when near it.
Hazard warning flasher switch
Depress the hazard warning switch and all
four turn signals will flash at once.
NOTE
• The turn signals don’t work when
the hazard warning lights are on.
• Check local regulations about the
use of hazard warning lights while
the vehicle is being towed. They
may forbid it.
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In Case of an Emergency
Flat Tire
Spare Tire and Tool Storage
Spare tire and tools are stored in the locations illustrated in the diagram.
Sedan
Tool bag
Lug wrench
Spare tire
Jack handle
Jack
Conventional tire
hold-down bolt
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Flat Tire
Hatchback
Jack handle
Spare tire
Lug wrench
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Tool bag
Conventional tire
hold-down bolt
Jack
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In Case of an Emergency
Flat Tire
▼ Jack
(Hatchback)
To remove the jack
1. Remove the cover.
(Sedan)
1. Remove the jack container lid.
2. Turn the wing bolt counterclockwise.
2. Turn the wing bolt counterclockwise.
Wing bolt
Jack
Jack
To secure the jack
Wing bolt
Perform the removal procedure in reverse.
▼ Spare Tire
Your Mazda has a temporary spare tire.
It’s lighter and smaller than a
conventional tire, and is designed only for
emergency use and should be used only
for VERY short periods. Temporary
spares should NEVER be used for long
drives or extended periods.
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In Case of an Emergency
Flat Tire
To remove the spare tire
WARNING
Driving with a Temporary Spare Tire
on Ice or Snow:
Driving with a spare tire on the front
(driving) wheels on ice or snow is
dangerous. Handling will be affected.
You could lose control of the vehicle
and have an accident. Put the spare
tire on the rear axle and move a
regular tire to the front.
Turn the tire hold-down bolt
counterclockwise with the lug wrench.
Lug wrench
CAUTION
To avoid damage to the temporary
spare or to the vehicle, observe the
following precautions:
• Don’t exceed 80 km/h (50 mph).
Except MAZDASPEED Protege
Bolt
Tire clamp
• Avoid driving over obstacles.
Also, don’t drive through an
automatic car wash. This tire’s
diameter is smaller than a
conventional tire’s, so the ground
clearance is reduced about 25 mm
(1 in).
• Don’t use a tire chain on this tire
because it won’t fit properly.
• Don’t use your temporary spare 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.
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MAZDASPEED Protege
Bolt
Tire clamp
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In Case of an Emergency
Flat Tire
Changing a Flat Tire
NOTE
Make sure the jack is well lubricated
before using it.
NOTE
If the following occurs while driving, it
could indicate a flat tire.
• Steering becomes difficult.
• The vehicle begins to vibrate
excessively.
• The vehicle pulls in one direction.
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.
3. Turn on the hazard warning flasher.
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
Jacking a Vehicle:
Changing a tire is dangerous if not
done properly. The vehicle can slip off
the jack and seriously injure
someone.
Be sure to follow the directions for
changing a tire, and never get under a
vehicle that is supported only by a
jack.
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).
6. Block the wheel diagonally opposite
the flat tire. When blocking a front
wheel, place the block both in front and
behind the tire. When blocking a rear
wheel, place the block both in front and
behind the tire.
Passenger in 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. Never allow anyone inside a
vehicle supported by a jack.
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In Case of an Emergency
Flat Tire
▼ Removing a Flat Tire
1. Pry off the wheel cover with the
beveled end of the lug wrench.
2. Loosen the lug nuts by turning them
counterclockwise one turn each, but
don’t remove any until the tire has been
raised off the ground.
Wheel cover
Lug wrench
NOTE
Force the end of the wrench firmly
between wheel and cover, or removal
will be difficult.
3. Place the jack under the jacking
position closest to the tire being
changed.
CAUTION
Align the notch on the wheel cover
with the valve stem when installing it.
Jacking position
Notch
Tire valve
Damage could occur during
installation if the wheel cover is not
properly aligned.
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WARNING
Incorrect Jacking Position:
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.
Improper Jack:
Using a jack that isn’t designed for
your Mazda is dangerous. The vehicle
could slip off the jack and seriously
injure someone. Use only the jack
provided with your Mazda.
Placing 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. Never place objects
under the jack.
5. Turn the jack handle 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.
Jack handle
6. Remove the lug nuts by turning them
counterclockwise; then remove the
wheel.
4. Insert the jack handle into the jack.
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In Case of an Emergency
Flat Tire
▼ Locking Lug Nuts
▼ Mounting the Spare Tire
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
your key, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer or use the lock manufacturer’s
order form, which is with the registration
card.
1. Remove dirt and grime from the
mounting surfaces of the wheel and
hub, including the hub bolts, with a
cloth.
Antitheft lug nut
Special key
WARNING
To remove an antitheft lug nut
1. Get the key for the locking lug nut.
2. Place it 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.
To replace the nut
1. Place the key on top of the nut.
2. Place the lug wrench on top of the key,
apply pressure, and turn it clockwise.
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Removing Dirt and Grime from
Wheels, Hubs and Hub Bolts:
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. Make sure the mounting
surfaces of the wheel, hub and lug
nuts are clean before changing or
replacing tires.
2. Mount the spare tire.
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Flat Tire
3. Install the lug nuts with the beveled
edge inward; tighten them by hand.
4. Turn the jack handle counterclockwise
and lower the vehicle. Use the lug
wrench to tighten the nuts in the order
shown.
4-nut models
WARNING
5-nut models
Applying Oil and Grease to Lug Nuts,
Bolts:
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. Do not apply oil
or grease to lug nuts and bolts and do
not tighten the lug nuts beyond the
recommended tightening torque.
If you’re unsure of how tight the nuts
should be, have them inspected at a
service station.
Nut tightening torque:
N·m (kgf·m, ft·lbf)
90—120 (9—12, 65—87)
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In Case of an Emergency
Flat Tire
WARNING
Loose 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. Always securely and
correctly tighten the lug nuts.
Metric Studs and Lug Nuts:
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. Be sure to
reinstall the same nuts you removed
or replace them with metric nuts of
the same configuration.
Incorrect Tire Air Pressure:
Driving on tires with incorrect air
pressure is dangerous. Tires with
incorrect pressure could affect
handling and result in an accident.
Don’t drive with any tires that have
incorrect air pressure. When you
check the regular tires’ air pressure,
check the spare tire, too.
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5. Store the damaged tire, using the
conventional tire hold-down bolt
supplied in the tool bag to hold it in
place. Have the damaged tire repaired
as soon as possible.
Conventional tire
hold-down bolt
Tire clamp
NOTE
To prevent the jack and tool from
rattling, store them properly.
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In Case of an Emergency
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.
If this happens:
1. Drive safely to the side of the road and
park off the right-of-way.
2. Put a vehicle with an automatic
transaxle in park (P), a manual
transaxle in neutral.
Apply the parking brake.
3. Turn off the air conditioner.
WARNING
Steam from Overheated Engine:
Steam from an overheated engine is
dangerous. The escaping steam could
seriously burn you. Open the hood
ONLY after steam is no longer
escaping from the engine.
4. 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. Then turn the ignition
switch to the ON position without
starting the engine.
The radiator cooling fans will start to
cool the engine.
If neither coolant nor steam is
escaping:
Open the hood and idle the engine until
it cools. If this doesn’t lower the
temperature, stop the engine and let it
cool.
5. Check the coolant level.
If it’s low, look for leaks in the radiator
hoses and connections, heater hoses
and connections, radiator, and water
pump.
If you find a leak or other damage, or if
coolant is still leaking, stop the engine
and call an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Cooling system cap
Engine coolant
reservoir
If you find no problems, the engine is
cool, and no leaks are obvious, carefully
add coolant as required (page 8-12).
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In Case of an Emergency
Overheating
WARNING
Cooling System Caps:
When the engine and radiator are
hot, scalding coolant and steam may
shoot out under pressure and cause
serious injury. Don’t remove either
cooling system cap when the engine
and radiator are hot.
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.
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In Case of an Emergency
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 using the accelerator—for up
to 10 seconds.
Jump-Starting
Jump-starting is dangerous if done
incorrectly. So follow the procedure
carefully. If you feel unsure about jumpstarting, we strongly recommend that you
have a competent service technician do
the work.
WARNING
Battery-Related Explosion:
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.
Low Fluid Level or Frozen Battery:
Jump-starting a frozen battery or one
with a low fluid level is dangerous. It
may rupture or explode, causing
serious injury.
Don’t jump-start a frozen battery or
one with a low fluid level.
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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In Case of an Emergency
Emergency Starting
1. Make sure the booster battery is 12 V
and that its negative terminal is
grounded.
2. If the booster battery is in another
vehicle, don’t allow the vehicles to
touch. Turn off the engine of the
vehicle with the booster battery and all
unnecessary electrical loads in both
vehicles.
3. Connect the jumper cables in the exact
sequence as in the illustration.
• Connect one end of a cable to the
positive terminal on the discharged
battery (1).
• Attach the other end to the positive
terminal on the booster battery (2).
• Connect one end of the other cable
to the negative terminal of the
booster battery (3).
• Connect the other end to a solid,
stationary, exposed metallic point
(for example, the engine hanger)
away from the discharged battery
(4).
Discharged
battery
Booster battery
Jumper
cables
Connect cables in
numerical order and
disconnect in reverse order.
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WARNING
Connecting to Negative Terminal:
Connecting the end of the second
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. Connect the cable to a point
away from the battery.
Connecting Jumper Cable to a
Moving Part:
Connecting a jumper cable near or to
a moving parts (cooling fans, belts) is
dangerous. The cable could get
caught when the engine starts and
cause serious injury. Never connect a
jumper cable to or near any part that
moves.
4. Start the engine of the booster vehicle
and run it a few minutes. Then start the
engine of the other vehicle.
5. When finished, carefully disconnect
the cables in the reverse order
described in Step 3.
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In Case of an Emergency
Emergency Starting
Push-Starting
WARNING
Towing 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. Never tow a vehicle to start it.
You can’t start a vehicle with an automatic
transaxle by pushing it.
CAUTION
You shouldn’t push-start a vehicle that
has a manual transaxle. It can damage
the emission control system.
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In Case of an Emergency
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.
When towing with the rear wheels on the
ground, release the parking brake.
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
front wheels off the ground. If excessive
damage or other conditions prevent this,
use wheel dollies.
Wheel dollies
CAUTION
Don’t tow with sling-type equipment.
This could damage your vehicle. Use
wheel-lift or flatbed equipment.
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In Case of an Emergency
Emergency Towing
Towing/Tiedown Hooks
▼ Towing Hook-Rear
Sedan
CAUTION
• The towing hook should be used
only in an emergency (to get the
vehicle out of a ditch or a snow
bank, for example).
• When using the towing hook,
always pull the cable or chain in a
straight direction with respect to the
hook. Apply no sideways force.
• 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.
Hatchback
▼ Tiedown Hooks-Front
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In Case of an Emergency
Emergency Towing
▼ Tiedown Hooks-Rear
Sedan
Hatchback
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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 7-18) and
“ Towing/Tiedown Hooks ” (page 7-19)
and carefully follow the instructions.
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8
Maintenance and Care
How to keep your Mazda in top condition.
Introduction ................................................................................... 8-2
Introduction ............................................................................... 8-2
Scheduled Maintenance ................................................................ 8-3
Scheduled Maintenance ............................................................. 8-3
Owner Maintenance ...................................................................... 8-6
Owner Maintenance Schedule ................................................... 8-6
Owner Maintenance Precautions ............................................... 8-7
Engine Compartment Overview ................................................ 8-8
Engine Oil .................................................................................. 8-9
Engine Coolant ........................................................................ 8-12
Brake/Clutch Fluid .................................................................. 8-14
Power Steering Fluid ............................................................... 8-16
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (ATF) ........................................... 8-16
Washer Fluid ............................................................................ 8-18
Body Lubrication ..................................................................... 8-19
Air Filter .................................................................................. 8-19
Wiper Blades ........................................................................... 8-20
Battery ..................................................................................... 8-23
Tires ......................................................................................... 8-24
Light Bulbs .............................................................................. 8-29
Fuses ........................................................................................ 8-38
Appearance Care ......................................................................... 8-42
How to Minimize Environmental Paint Damage ..................... 8-42
Exterior Care ........................................................................... 8-44
Interior Care ............................................................................ 8-47
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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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Maintenance and Care
Scheduled Maintenance
Scheduled Maintenance
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).
• Repeated short-distance driving
• Driving in dusty conditions
• Driving with extended use of brakes
• Driving in areas where salt or other corrosive materials are being used
• Driving on rough or muddy roads
• Extended periods of idling or low-speed operation
• 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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Maintenance and Care
Scheduled Maintenance
▼ Schedule 1
I : Inspect and repair, clean, adjust, or replace if necessary.
(Oil-permeated air filter cannot be cleaned using the air-blow method.)
R : Replace
L : Lubricate
Maintenance Interval
(Number of months or
kilometers (miles),
whichever comes first)
Months
×1000 km
×1000 miles
6
12
7.5
12
24
15
18
36
22.5
24
48
30
30
60
37.5
36
72
45
42
84
52.5
R
R
Inspect at 96,000km (60,000 miles)
Replace every 168,000 km (105,000 miles)
I
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
48
96
60
ENGINE
I
Engine valve clearance
Engine timing belt
Drive belts (tension)
Engine oil
Engine oil filter
COOLING SYSTEM
Cooling system
Engine coolant
I
R
R
I
I
Replace at first 72,000 km (45,000 miles) or 36 months ;
after that, every 48,000 km (30,000 miles) or 24 months
FUEL SYSTEM
I
R
I
Idle speed
Air filter
Fuel lines and hoses*1
I
R
I
Hoses and tubes for emission*1
IGNITION SYSTEM
I
Spark plugs
CHASSIS and BODY
R
R
Brake lines, hoses and connections
Disc brakes
Drum brakes
Steering operation and linkages
Front suspension ball joints
Driveshaft dust boots
Bolts and nuts on chassis and body
Exhaust system heat shields
L
All locks and hinges
AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM (if equipped)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
L
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
L
L
L
L
L
L
I
I
I
I
Refrigerant amount
I
I
I
I
Compressor operation
*1 According to state 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 period to ensure long-term reliability.
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Maintenance and Care
Scheduled Maintenance
▼ Schedule 2
I : Inspect and repair, clean, adjust, or replace if necessary.
(Oil-permeated air filter cannot be cleaned using the air-blow method.)
R : Replace
L : Lubricate
Months
×1000 km
×1000 miles
Maintenance Interval
(Number of months or
kilometers (miles),
whichever comes first)
4
8
5
8
16
10
12
24
15
16
32
20
20
40
25
24
48
30
28
56
35
32
64
40
36
72
45
40
80
50
44
88
55
R
R
Inspect at 96,000 km (60,000 miles)
Replace every 168,000 km (105,000 miles)
I
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
I
I
Replace at first 72,000 km (45,000 miles) or 36 months ;
after that, every 48,000 km (30,000 miles) or 24 months
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
48
96
60
ENGINE
I
Engine valve clearance
Engine timing belt*2
Drive belts (tension)
Engine oil
Puerto Rico
Others
Engine oil filter
I
R
R
COOLING SYSTEM
Cooling system
Engine coolant
Engine coolant level
I
I
FUEL SYSTEM
Idle speed
Air filter
I
R
I
I*1
Fuel lines and hoses*1
Hoses and tubes for emission*1
I
R
I
I
I*1
IGNITION SYSTEM
R
Spark plugs
R
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Function of all lights
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
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
L
I
L
I
I
CHASSIS and BODY
Brake lines, hoses and connections
Brake and clutch fluid level
Disc brakes
Drum brakes
Tire inflation pressure and tire wear
Steering operation and linkages
Power steering fluid level
Front suspension ball joints
Driveshaft dust boots
Bolts and nuts on chassis and body
Exhaust system heat shields
All locks and hinges
Washer fluid level
I
L
I
L
I
L
I
L
I
L
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
L
I
I
L
I
L
I
L
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
L
I
AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM (if equipped)
Refrigerant amount
Compressor operation
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
*1 According to state 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 period to ensure long-term reliability
*2 If the vehicle is operated in cold districts { below -18 degrees C (0 degrees F) }, replace the timing belt at
96,000 km (60,000 miles).
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
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.
▼ When Refueling
• Brake and clutch fluid level (page 8-14)
• Engine coolant level (page 8-12)
• Engine oil level (page 8-9)
• Washer fluid level (page 8-18)
▼ At Least Monthly
• Tire inflation pressures (page 8-25)
▼ At Least Twice a Year (For Example, Every Spring and Fall)
• Automatic transaxle fluid level (page 8-16)
• Power steering fluid level (page 8-16)
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.
• Air filter (page 8-19)
• Engine coolant (page 8-12)
• Engine oil (page 8-10)
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
Owner Maintenance Precautions
Improper or incomplete service may result in problems. This section gives instructions
only for items easy to perform.
As explained in the Introduction (page 8-2), several procedure 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 carefully 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
Maintenance Procedures:
Performing maintenance work on a vehicle is dangerous if not done properly. You can
be seriously injured while performing some maintenance procedure. If you lack
sufficient knowledge and experience or the proper tools and equipment to do the
work, have it done by a qualified technician.
Running the Engine:
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.
Therefore, 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.
Electrical Fan and Engine Inspection:
Inspecting the engine with the ignition switch in the ON position is dangerous. The
cooling fan could come on unexpectedly even when the engine isn’t running. You
could be seriously injured by the fan. Turn the ignition switch off and remove the key
from the ignition switch when you inspect the engine.
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
Engine Compartment Overview
1.6-liter engine
Automatic transaxle fluid-level dipstick (only for automatic transaxle)
Brake/Clutch fluid reservoir
Battery
Engine oil filter
Engine oil-filler cap
Power steering
fluid reservoir
Fuse block
Windshield washer
fluid reservoir
Engine oil dipstick
Cooling system cap
Air filter Engine coolant reservoir
2.0-liter engine
Automatic transaxle fluid-level dipstick (only for automatic transaxle)
Engine oil-filler cap
Brake/Clutch fluid reservoir
Battery
Engine oil dipstick
Power steering
fluid reservoir
Fuse block
Windshield washer
fluid reservoir
Engine oil filter
Cooling system cap
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Engine coolant reservoir
Air filter
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
When choosing an oil, consider the
temperature range your vehicle will
operate in before the next oil change.
Then select the recommended viscosity
from this chart.
Engine Oil
▼ Recommended Oil
Oil container labels provide important
information.
CAUTION
Using oils of viscosity besides those
recommended for specific temperature
ranges could result in engine damage.
FOR
GASOLINE
ENGINES
SAE
10W-30
Energy conserving oils are recommended.
A chief contribution they make to fuel
economy is reducing the amount of fuel
necessary to overcome engine friction.
(ILSAC)
▼ Inspecting Engine Oil Level
The quality designation SG, SH, SJ, SL,
or ILSAC must be on the label.
Engine oil viscosity, or thickness, has an
effect on fuel economy and cold-weather
operation (starting and oil flow).
Low-viscosity engine oils can provide
improved fuel economy and cold-weather
performance.
But high-temperature weather conditions
require higher-viscosity engine oils for
satisfactory lubrication.
–30 –20 –10
–20
0
20
0
10
40
20
60
30
40
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 5 minutes for the
oil to return to the oil pan.
4. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, and
reinsert it fully.
1.6-liter engine
50
80 100 120
Full
OK
5W-30
Low
10W-30
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Owner Maintenance
▼ Changing Engine Oil and Filter
2.0-liter engine
Change engine oil and filter according to
Scheduled Maintenance (page 8-3).
Full
OK
Please act responsibly—protect the
environment and take used oil to a
recycling facility. Ask your dealer or a
service station for information.
Low
5. Pull it out again and examine the level.
It’s OK between L and F.
But if it’s near at or below L, add
enough oil to bring the level to F.
CAUTION
Don’t add engine oil over F. This may
cause engine damage.
6. Make sure the O-ring is positioned
properly before reinserting the
dipstick.
The distance between L and F on the
dipstick represents the following:
L (US qt, Imp qt)
1.0 (1.05, 0.87)
WARNING
Handling Used Engine Oil:
Continuous contact with used engine
oil is dangerous. It could cause skin
cancer. Always wash with soap and
water immediately after changing oil
and filter.
Changing engine oil
WARNING
Checking or Changing Engine Oil:
Hot engine oil is dangerous. If the
engine has been running, the engine
oil becomes very hot. You could be
seriously burned. Don’t check or
change the engine oil when the
engine is hot.
1.6-liter engine
Loosen
Tighten
Front
Drain
plug
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Owner Maintenance
NOTE
2.0-liter engine
Loosen
Tighten
Front
Drain
plug
1. Warm up the engine for a few minutes
and turn it off. Remove the oil-filler
cap.
• The indicated engine oil capacities
are for general reference purposes
only. When adding or changing oil,
verify the engine oil level with the
oil dipstick.
• Use only specified engine oil (page
10-4).
Changing oil filter
Because you need a special tool to
retighten the filter, an Authorized Mazda
Dealer should do the work.
2. Remove the drain plug and drain the oil
into a suitable container.
3. Replace the plug tightly after the oil
has thoroughly drained.
4. Fill the engine with new oil to the F
mark on the dipstick.
5. Securely replace the oil-filler cap.
6. Start the engine and inspect around the
drain plug for leaks.
7. Turn it off and wait 5 minutes for the
oil to return to the oil pan.
Check the oil level and fill to the F mark if
necessary.
Oil capacity (General reference only,
refer to Specifications section for
capacities.)
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Owner Maintenance
Engine Coolant
▼ Inspecting Coolant Level
WARNING
Hot Engine:
A hot engine is dangerous. If the
engine has been running, parts of the
engine compartment can become very
hot. You could be burned. Don’t
inspect the coolant system or add
coolant when the engine is hot.
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 FULL and LOW
marks on the coolant reservoir when the
engine is cool.
If it’s at or near LOW, add enough coolant
to the coolant reservoir to provide
freezing and corrosion protection and to
bring the level to FULL.
CAUTION
Radiator coolant will damage paint.
Rinse it off quickly.
Do not overfill.
If new coolant is required frequently,
consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
▼ Changing Coolant
Change coolant according to Scheduled
Maintenance (page 8-3).
CAUTION
• Use only soft (demineralized) water
in the coolant mixture. Water that
contains minerals will cut down on
the coolant’s effectiveness.
• Don’t add only water. Always add a
proper coolant mixture.
• The engine has aluminum parts and
must be protected by an ethyleneglycol-based coolant to prevent
corrosion and freezing.
• DO NOT USE alcohol or methanol
antifreeze. DO NOT MIX alcohol
or methanol with the coolant. This
could damage the cooling system.
• Don’t use a solution that contains
more than 60 % antifreeze.
This would reduce effectiveness.
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For mixture percentage:
Protection
Above −16°C (3°F)
Above −26°C (−15°F)
Above −40°C (−40°F)
Volume
Antifreeze
Water
solution
35%
65%
45
55
55
45
To change coolant
WARNING
Removing the Cooling System Cap:
Removing the cooling system cap or
drain plug while the engine is
running or hot is dangerous. This
might lead to cooling system and
engine damage and could result in
serious injury from escaping hot
coolant or steam. Turn off the engine
and wait until it’s cool. Even then, be
very careful when removing the cap
or drain plug. Wrap a thick cloth
around it and slowly turn it
counterclockwise to the first stop.
Step back while the pressure escapes.
When you’re sure all the pressure is
gone, press down on the cap — still
using a cloth — turn the cap, and
remove it.
Manual transaxle
1. Remove the cooling system cap.
Loosen
Tighten
Tighten
Loosen
2. Only when the engine is cool, loosen
the radiator drain plug and drain the
coolant into a suitable container.
3. With the drain plug loose but not fully
removed, flush out the system with
running water.
4. Drain the system completely and
retighten the plug. Add as much
ethylene-glycol-based coolant and
water as necessary to provide freezing
and corrosion protection.
5. In extremely cold climates, add the
amount recommended in the coolant
manufacturer’s instructions.
6. Run the engine at idle with the cooling
system cap off. Slowly add additional
coolant if necessary.
7. At this point, wait until the engine
reaches normal operating temperature;
then depress the accelerator two or
three times. Add more coolant, if
necessary, until the system is full.
8. Install the cooling system cap. Inspect
all connections for leaks. Inspect the
level in the coolant reservoir one more
time.
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Automatic transaxle
1. Remove the cooling system cap.
Brake/Clutch Fluid
▼ Inspecting Brake/Clutch Fluid
Level
Loosen
Tighten
Tighten
Loosen
2. Only when the engine is cool, remove
the radiator drain plug and drain the
coolant into a suitable container.
3. Flush out the system with running
water.
4. Drain the system completely. Insert
and tighten the plug. Add as much
ethylene-glycol-based coolant and
water as necessary to provide freezing
and corrosion protection.
5. In extremely cold climates, add the
amount recommended in the coolant
manufacturer’s instructions.
6. Run the engine at idle with the cooling
system cap off. Slowly add additional
coolant if necessary.
7. At this point, wait until the engine
reaches normal operating temperature;
then depress the accelerator two or
three times. Add more coolant, if
necessary, until the system is full.
8. Install the cooling system cap. Inspect
all connections for leaks. Inspect the
level in the coolant reservoir one more
time.
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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.
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▼ Adding Brake/Clutch Fluid
WARNING
Spilled Brake Fluid:
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. Be careful not to
spill brake fluid on yourself or on the
engine.
CAUTION
• Brake and clutch fluid will damage
painted surfaces. If brake or clutch
fluid does get on a painted surface,
wipe it off immediately.
• 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.
Low Brake/Clutch Fluid Levels:
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 you find a low fluid
level, have the brakes and clutch
inspected.
If the fluid level is low, add fluid until it
reaches MAX.
Before adding fluid, thoroughly clean the
area around the cap.
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Power Steering Fluid
▼ Inspecting 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
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.
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
(ATF)
▼ Inspecting 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.
CAUTION
• Low fluid level causes transaxle
slippage. Overfilling can cause
foaming, loss of fluid, and transaxle
malfunction.
• 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. Idle the engine about two minutes.
Push down on 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.
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CAUTION
WARNING
Sudden Vehicle Movement:
Shifting the shift lever without first
depressing the brake pedal is
dangerous. The vehicle could move
suddenly and cause an accident.
Make sure the brake pedal is applied
before shifting the shift lever.
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.
• Use the cold scale only as a
reference.
• 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.
• 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.
Fully insert the dipstick. When adding
fluid, inspect with the dipstick to make
sure it doesn’t pass full.
NOTE
Full
A
Low
Full
B
Low
Inspect both sides of the dipstick for
accurate reading.
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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Washer Fluid
▼ Inspecting Washer Fluid Level
WARNING
Use plain water if washer fluid is
unavailable.
But use only washer fluid in cold weather
to prevent it from freezing.
Hatchback
Substitute Washer Fluid:
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. Use only
windshield washer fluid or plain
water in the reservoir.
Inspect fluid level in the washer fluid
reservoir; add fluid if necessary.
Sedan
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. There
should be fluid in the straw. 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.
Float
The top of the float should be between
FULL and LOW.
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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 engine hood’s secondary
latch keeps the hood from opening when
the primary latch is released.
Air Filter
CAUTION
Don’t drive without an air filter. This
could result in excessive engine wear.
A viscous paper air filter fits inside the air
cleaner housing, as shown. It’s been
specially treated and should not be
cleaned and reused. Replace it when
necessary.
▼ Replacing the Air Filter
NOTE
If the vehicle is operated in very dusty
or sandy areas, replace the filter more
often than recommended intervals.
1. Unfasten the clamps.
Clamp
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2. Lift off the air filter cover and remove
the filter.
Wiper Blades
CAUTION
Air filter
Hot waxes applied by automatic car
washes have been known to affect the
cleanability of windows.
Air filter cover
3. Wipe inside the air cleaner housing
with a damp cloth.
4. Replace the filter.
5. Install in the reverse order of removal.
Replace the filter according to Scheduled
Maintenance (page 8-3).
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.
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.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the wiper blades,
don’t use gasoline, kerosene, paint
thinner, or other solvents on or near
them.
▼ Replacing 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 move the
wipers by hand.
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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.
3. Remove the metal stiffeners from the
blade rubber and install them in new
blades.
Push
Stiffeners
Plastic locking clip
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the windshield,
don’t let the wiper arm fall on it.
2. Hold the end of the rubber and pull
until the tabs are free of the metal
support.
Metal support
CAUTION
• Don’t bend the stiffeners. You need
to use them again.
• 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.
• 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.
Tab
Pull out
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4. Carefully insert the new blade rubber.
Then install the blade assembly in the
reverse older of removal.
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.
Push
Tab
NOTE
Plastic locking clip
Install the blade so that the tabs are
toward the bottom of the wiper arm.
▼ Replacing Rear Window Wiper
Blade (Hatchback)
When the wiper no longer cleans well, the
blade is probably worn or cracked.
Replace it.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the rear window,
don’t let the wiper arm fall on it.
2. Pull down the blade rubber and slide it
out of the blade holder.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the wiper arm
and other components, don’t move the
wiper by hand.
Pull out
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3. Remove the metal stiffeners from the
blade rubber and install them in new
blades.
Battery
WARNING
Battery-Related Lead Materials:
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer
and reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
Stiffeners
CAUTION
Don’t bend 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.
Spilled Battery Fluid:
Spilled battery fluid is dangerous.
Battery fluid contains SULFURIC
ACID which could cause serious
injuries, if it gets in your eyes or on
your skin. If this happens,
immediately flush your eyes with
water for 15 minutes or wash your
skin thoroughly and get medical
attention. Be careful not to get battery
fluid on yourself.
Battery-Related Explosion:
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.
Children and Batteries:
Allowing children to play near
batteries is dangerous. Battery fluid
could cause serious injuries if it gets
in the eyes or on the skin. Always
keep batteries out of the reach of
children.
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▼ Battery Maintenance
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
To get the best service from a battery:
• Keep it securely mounted.
• Keep the top clean and dry.
• Keep terminals and connections clean,
tight, and coated with petroleum jelly
or terminal grease.
• Rinse off spilled electrolyte
immediately with a solution of water
and baking soda.
• If the vehicle will not be used for an
extended time, disconnect the battery
cables.
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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 when using 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 10-8)
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.
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▼ Tire Inflation Pressure
WARNING
Incorrect Tire Inflation:
Overinflation or underinflation of
tires is dangerous. Adverse handling
or unexpected tire failure could result
in a serious accident. Always inflate
the tires to the correct pressure (page
10-8).
Inspect all tire pressures monthly
(including the spare) when the tires are
cold. Maintain recommended pressures
for the best ride, top handling, and
minimum tire wear.
NOTE
• Warm tires normally exceed
recommended pressures. Don’t
release air from warm tires to adjust
the pressure.
• Underinflation can cause reduced
fuel economy 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 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.
Refer to the specification charts (page 108).
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▼ Tire 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.
CAUTION
Limited-Slip Differential system;
don’t use the following:
• Tires not of the designated size
• Tires of different sizes or types at
the same time
• Tires not sufficiently inflated
Front
Do not include (TEMPORARY USE ONLY)
spare tire in rotation.
Also, inspect them for uneven wear and
damage. Abnormal wear is usually caused
by one or a combination of the following:
• Incorrect tire pressure
• Improper wheel alignment
• Out-of-balance wheel
• Severe braking
After rotation, inflate all tire pressures to
specification (page 10-8) 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.
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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.
▼ Replacing a Tire
WARNING
Worn Tires:
Driving with worn tires is dangerous.
Reduced braking, steering, and
traction could result in an accident.
Always use tires that are in good
condition.
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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
CAUTION
• 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.
• The temporary spare tire has a tread
life of up to 5,000 km (3,000 miles),
depending on road conditions and
driving habits.
New tread
Worn tread
You may need to replace it before the
band is across the entire tread.
• When the tread wear solid-band
indicator appears, replace the tire
with the same type of temporary
spare (page 8-26).
▼ Temporary Spare Tire
▼ Replacing a Wheel
Inspect the temporary spare tire at least
monthly to make sure it’s properly
inflated and stored.
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.
When replacing a wheel, make sure the
new one is the same as the original factory
wheel in diameter, rim width, and offset.
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).
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.
WARNING
Using a Wrong-Sized Wheel:
Using a wrong-sized wheel is
dangerous. Braking and handling
could be affected, leading to loss of
control and an accident. Always use
wheels of the correct size on your
vehicle.
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CAUTION
A wrong-sized wheel may adversely
affect
• Tire fit
• Wheel and bearing life
• Ground clearance
• Snow-chain clearance
• Speedometer calibration
• Headlight aim
• Bumper height
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Light Bulbs
Sedan
Overhead lights/Map lights
Headlights
Front turn signal lights/
Parking lights
Side turn signal lights
Front side-marker lights
Brake lights/Taillights
Rear side-marker lights
Reverse lights
Taillights
High-mount brake light
Trunk light
Rear turn signal lights
License plate lights
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Hatchback
Overhead lights/Map lights
Headlights
Front turn signal lights/
Parking lights
Side turn signal lights
Front side-marker lights
Reverse lights
Rear turn signal lights
Brake lights/Taillights
License plate lights
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Your Mazda’s headlights have replaceable
halogen bulbs.
WARNING
Handling Halogen 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.
Never touch the glass portion of the
bulb with your bare hands and always
wear eye protection when handling or
working around halogen bulbs.
▼ Replacing a Headlight Bulb
Sedan
1. Make sure the headlight switch is off.
2. Lift the hood and find the bulb in the
rear of the headlight body.
3. Detach the electrical connector from
the bulb by pulling it to the rear.
Sedan
4. Pull off the sealing cover.
Hatchback
Do not touch the glass surface
5. Unhook the bulb retaining spring.
Sealing cover
Headlight low beam
Headlight main beam
Children and Halogen Bulbs:
Playing with a halogen bulb is
dangerous. Serious injuries could be
caused by dropping a halogen bulb or
breaking it some other way.
Always keep halogen bulbs out of the
reach of children.
6. Swing the retaining spring out and
away to free the headlight bulb.
7. Carefully remove the headlight bulb
from the socket by pulling it straight
back.
8. Replace the bulb.
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9. Install in the reverse order of removal.
5. Unhook the bulb retaining spring.
NOTE
• When reinstalling the sealing cover,
make sure
faces up.
• Use the protective cover and carton
to dispose of the old bulb promptly
out of the reach of children.
Hatchback
1. Make sure the headlight switch is off.
Sealing cover
2. Lift the hood and find the bulbs in the
rear of the headlight body.
6. Swing the retaining spring out and
away to free the headlight bulb.
(Low beam bulb)
7. Carefully remove the headlight bulb
from the socket by pulling it straight
back.
3. Detach the electrical connector from
the bulb by pulling it to the rear.
8. Replace the bulb.
9. Install in the reverse order of removal.
NOTE
• When reinstalling the sealing cover,
make sure
faces up.
• Use the protective cover and carton
to dispose of the old bulb promptly
out of the reach of children.
(High beam bulb)
4. Pull off the sealing cover.
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10.Turn the socket and bulb assembly
counterclockwise and remove it.
Carefully remove the headlight bulb
from its socket in the reflector by
gently pulling it straight backward out
of the socket.
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11.Remove the bulb from the electrical
connector by pressing the tab on the
connector with your finger and pulling
the bulb upward.
12.Install the new bulb in the reverse
order of removal.
NOTE
Use the protective cover and carton to
dispose of the old bulb promptly out of
the reach of children.
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▼ Replacing a Bulb (Front)
To replace the fog light bulbs, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
To replace the front side-marker light bulbs (Hatchback), contact an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
Front turn signal lights/Parking lights
Front side-marker lights
Sedan
Side turn signal lights
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▼ Replacing a Bulb (Interior)
Overhead light (Type B)
Map lights (Type B)
Overhead light (Type A)
Map lights (Type A)
Luggage compartment light
(Hatchback)
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▼ Replacing a Bulb (Rear)
(Hatchback)
Rear bulb access
To replace the turn signal light, brake
light/taillight or reverse light bulb, remove
the caps and the cover.
(Sedan)
To replace the turn signal light, brake
light/taillight, side-marker light or reverse
light bulb, the trunk end trim must be
removed and the inside cover must be
partially opened.
1. Pull the center section of the plastic
retainer and remove the retainers and
the trunk end trim.
Jack cover
2. Remove the inside cover’s plastic
retainers and partially open the inside
cover.
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
Brake lights/Taillights
Rear side-marker lights
Reverse lights
Taillights
Sedan
License plate lights
Sedan
Hatchback
Rear turn signal lights
Sedan
High-mount brake light (Sedan)
Brake lights/Taillights
Rear turn signal lights
Reverse lights
Hatchback
To replace the highmount brake light bulb,
contact an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
Trunk light (Sedan)
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
Fuses
3. Pull the fuse straight out with the fuse
puller provided on the fuse panel.
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.
▼ Fuse Replacement
Fuse puller
4. Inspect it and replace if it’s blown.
If the electrical system doesn’t work, first
inspect fuses on the driver’s side.
1. Turn off the ignition switch and other
switches.
2. Open the fuse panel cover.
Normal
Fuse panel cover
Blown
5. Push in a new fuse of the same rating,
and make sure it fits tightly. If it
doesn’t, have an Authorized Mazda
Dealer install it.
If you have no spare fuses, borrow one
of the same rating from a circuit not
essential to vehicle operation, such as
the RADIO circuit.
CAUTION
Always replace a fuse with one of the
same rating. Otherwise you may
damage the electric system.
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Owner Maintenance
If the headlights or other electrical
components don’t work and the fuses in
the cabin are OK, 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.
Fuse block
cover
Tab
3. If a fuse is blown, replace it with a new
one of the same rating.
Normal
Blown
NOTE
To replace the MAIN fuse, contact an
Authorized Mazda Dealer (page 8-40).
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▼ Fuse Panel Description
Fuse block (Engine compartment)
1
HEATER
FUSE
RATING
40 A
3
IG KEY
60 A
4
5
6
PTC
GLOW
—
COOLING
FAN
30 A
40 A
—
PROTECTED
COMPONENT
Heater
Antilock brake
system, For
protection of
various circuits
For protection of
various circuits
—
—
—
2
ABS
60 A
30 A
Cooling fan
DESCRIPTION
7
8
BTN
40 A
9
AD FAN
30 A
10
11
INJ OR
FIP
A/C
30 A
10 A
Interior lights,
Power door lock
Additional
cooling fan for air
conditioner
Engine control
unit
Air conditioner
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DESCRIPTION
FUSE
RATING
10 A
15 A
12
13
ST.SIG
HORN
14
HAZARD
15 A
15
15 A
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
TAIL
HEAD
C/U
FOG
FOG
STOP
HEAD-R
HEAD-L
—
HEAD HI
24
MAIN
16
7.5 A
15 A
15 A
15 A
15 A
15 A
—
15 A
100 A
PROTECTED
COMPONENT
Starter signal
Horn
Hazard warning
flashers
Taillights
For protection of
various circuits
—
Fog lights
Brake lights
Headlight-right
Headlight-left
—
—
For protection of
all circuits
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Owner Maintenance
Fuse panel (Driver’s side)
1
S/WRM
15 A
2
H/CLN
20 A
3
4
RADIO
A/C
15 A
15 A
5
R.WIPER
10 A
6
7
—
—
—
—
8
ROOM
10 A
9
10
MIRR DEF
—
DOOR
LOCK
P/WIND
10 A
—
PROTECTED
COMPONENT
For protection of
various circuits
For protection of
various circuits
Audio system
Air conditioner
For protection of
various circuits
—
—
Interior lights,
Trunk light,
Luggage
compartment light
—
—
30 A
Power door lock
DESCRIPTION
11
12
FUSE
RATING
30 A
DESCRIPTION
FUSE
RATING
13
WIPER
20 A
14
ENGINE
10 A
15
16
17
METER
—
P/WIND
10 A
—
30 A
PROTECTED
COMPONENT
Windshield wiper
and washer
Engine control
unit
Instrument cluster
—
Power windows
—
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Maintenance and Care
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.
▼ Etching 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.
▼ Damage 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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▼ Water 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.
▼ Paint Chipping
NOTE
• 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).
• In low temperatures a vehicle’s
finish hardens. This increases the
chance of paint chipping.
• 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.
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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Appearance Care
Exterior Care
To minimize scratches on the vehicle’s
paint finish:
Follow all label and container directions
when using a chemical cleaner or polish.
Read all warnings and cautions.
• Rinse off any dirt or other foreign
matter using lukewarm or cold water
before washing.
▼ Maintaining the Finish
• Use plenty of lukewarm or cold water
and a soft cloth when washing the
vehicle. Do not use a nylon cloth.
Washing
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.
• Rub gently when washing or drying the
vehicle.
If the vehicle is washed improperly, the
paint surface could be scratched. Here are
some examples of how scratching could
occur.
• Don’t use abrasive cleansers or wax
that contain abrasives.
Scratches occur on the paint surface
when:
• The vehicle is washed without first
rinsing off dirt and other foreign
matter.
• The vehicle is washed with a rough,
dry, or dirty cloth.
• The vehicle is washed at a car wash
that uses brushes that are dirty or too
stiff.
• Cleansers or wax containing abrasives
are used.
NOTE
• Mazda is not responsible for
scratches caused by automatic car
washes or improper washing.
• Scratches are more noticeable on
vehicles with darker paint finishes.
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• Take your vehicle only to a car wash
that keeps its brushes well maintained.
CAUTION
• 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.
• To prevent damaging the antenna,
retract 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 wings, and make sure
the drain holes in the lower edges of the
doors and rocker panels are clean.
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Appearance Care
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.
WARNING
Driving with Wet Brakes:
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. Dry the brakes by driving
very slowly and applying the brakes
lightly until brake performance is
normal.
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.
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.
▼ Repairing Damage to the Finish
Deep scratches or chips on the finish
should be repaired promptly. Exposed
metal quickly rusts and can lead to major
repairs.
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.
▼ Bright-Metal Maintenance
• Use tar remover to remove road tar and
insects. Never do this with a knife or
similar tool.
• To prevent corrosion on bright-metal
surfaces, apply wax or chrome
preservative and rub it to a high luster.
• 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.
2. Use a good grade of natural wax for
metallic, mica, and solid colors.
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CAUTION
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 result in
damage to the protective coating and
cause discoloration or paint
deterioration.
▼ Underbody Maintenance
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.
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
Driving with Wet Brakes:
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. Dry the brakes by driving
very slowly and applying the brakes
lightly until brake performance is
normal.
▼ Aluminum Wheel Maintenance
A protective coating is provided over the
aluminum wheels. Special care is needed
to protect this coating.
NOTE
• 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.
• Avoid washing your vehicle in an
automatic car wash that uses highspeed or hard brushes.
• If your aluminum wheels lose
luster, wax the wheels.
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Interior Care
▼ Dashboard 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.
▼ Cleaning 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
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.
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.
▼ Cleaning the Lap/Shoulder Belt
Webbing
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
Damaged Seat Belt:
Using damaged seat belts is
dangerous. In a collision, damaged
belts cannot provide adequate
protection. Have your Authorized
Mazda Dealer replace damaged belts
immediately.
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▼ Cleaning 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.
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Customer Information
Important consumer information including warranties and add-on equipment.
Customer Assistance ..................................................................... 9-2
Customer Assistance (U.S.A.) ................................................... 9-2
Customer Assistance (Canada) .................................................. 9-3
Customer Assistance (Puerto Rico) ........................................... 9-6
Mazda Importer/Distributors ...................................................... 9-7
Importer/Distributor .................................................................. 9-7
Distributor in Each Area ............................................................ 9-7
Warranty ........................................................................................ 9-8
Warranties for Your Mazda ........................................................ 9-8
Outside the United States and Canada ...................................... 9-9
Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and Accessories ......................... 9-10
Cell Phones ................................................................................... 9-11
Cell Phones Warning ............................................................... 9-11
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS) .................... 9-12
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS) ................... 9-12
Reporting Safety Defects ............................................................ 9-14
Reporting Safety Defects ......................................................... 9-14
Service Publications .................................................................... 9-15
Service Publications ................................................................ 9-15
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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:
▼ STEP 1: Contact Your Mazda Dealer
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.
▼ STEP 2: Call the Mazda National Customer Assistance Center #800
If for any reason you feel the need for further assistance after contacting your dealership
management, call Mazda North American Operations’ Customer Assistance Center tollfree at: 1 (800) 222-5500.
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 would like to write a letter, please address it to the following, Attn: Customer
Assistance, which corresponds with your state:
REGIONAL OFFICE
Mazda North American Operations
7755 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618-2922
P.O. Box 19734
Irvine, CA 92623-9734
AREAS COVERED
All states
This way, we can be sure to respond to you as efficiently as possible. That is our goal.
If you live outside the U.S.A., please contact your nearest Mazda Distributor.
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Customer Assistance
Customer Assistance (Canada)
▼ Satisfaction 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:
▼ STEP 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.
▼ STEP 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 9-5).
▼ STEP 3: Contact the Mazda Customer Relations Department
If still not substantially satisfied, contact the Customer Relations Department, Mazda
Canada Inc., 305 Milner Avenue, Suite 400 Scarborough, Ontario M1B 3V4 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 therefore for most effective results.
▼ Mediation/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.
▼ Canadian 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.
CAMVAP is fully implemented in all provinces and territories.
Consumers wishing to obtain further information about the Program can obtain an
information booklet from your dealer, the Provincial Administrator or the Canadian Motor
Vehicle Arbitration Plan Office at the following address or telephone number.
Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Office
235 Yorkland Boulevard, suite 300
North York, Ontario
M2J 4Y8
1 (800) 207-0685
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Customer Assistance
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
(604) 681-0312
(403) 426-0650
(306) 352-9259
(204) 942-7166
(416) 596-8824
(902) 422-5413
(418) 649-1330
▼ Regional 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
305 MILNER AVENUE
SUITE 400
SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO
M1B 3V4
1 (800) 263-4680
MAZDA CANADA INC.
QUEBEC REGION
6111 ROUTE TRANS
CANADIENNE
POINTE CLAIRE, QUEBEC
H9R 5A5
(514) 694-6390
AREAS COVERED
ALBERTA,
BRITISH COLUMBIA,
MANITOBA,
SASKATCHEWAN,
YUKON
ONTARIO,
NEW BRUNSWICK,
NOVA SCOTIA,
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND,
NEWFOUNDLAND
QUEBEC
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Customer Information
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:
▼ STEP 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.
▼ STEP 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 Information
Mazda Importer/Distributors
Importer/Distributor
Distributor in Each Area
▼ U.S.A.
▼ CANADA
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.
305 Milner Avenue, Suite 400
Scarborough, Ontario M1B 3V4 Canada
TEL:1 (800) 263-4680 (in Canada)
(416) 609-9909 (outside Canada)
▼ PUERTO RICO
Plaza Motors Corp. (Mazda de Puerto
Rico)
P.O. Box 362722, San Juan, Puerto Rico
00936-2722
TEL: (787) 788-9300
▼ GUAM
Triple J Motors
157 South Marine Drive, Tamuning,
GUAM 96911 USA
P.O. Box 6066 Tamuning, Guam 96931
TEL: (671) 649-6555
▼ SAIPAN
Pacific International Marianas, Inc.
(d.b.a. Midway Motors)
P.O. Box 887 Saipan, MP 96950
TEL: (670) 234-7524
Triple J Saipan, Inc.
(d.b.a. Triple J Motors)
P.O. Box 500487 Saipan, MP 96950-0487
TEL: (670) 234-7133/3051
▼ AMERICAN SAMOA
Polynesia Motors, Inc.
P.O. Box 1120, Pago Pago, American
Samoa 96799
TEL: (684) 699-9347
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Customer Information
Warranty
Warranties for Your Mazda
• New Vehicle Limited Warranty
• Distributor Major Component Limited Warranty (Canada only)
• Safety Restraint System Limited Warranty
• Anti-perforation Limited Warranty
• Federal Emission Control Warranty (U.S.A. only)
• Emission Defect Warranty
• Emission Performance Warranty
• California Emission Control Warranty (U.S.A. only)
• Emission Control Warranty (Canada only)
• Replacement Parts and Accessories Limited Warranty
• Tire Warranty
NOTE
Detailed warranty information is provided with your Mazda.
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Customer Information
Warranty
Outside the United States and Canada
Government regulations in the United States and Canada require that automobiles meet
specific emission regulations and safety standards. Therefore, vehicles built for use in the
United States, its territories, and 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 these areas.
You may have these problems if you do:
• Recommended fuel may be unavailable. Any kind of leaded fuel or low-octane fuel will
affect vehicle performance and damage the emission controls and engine.
• Proper repair facilities, tools, testing equipment, and replacement parts may not be
available.
The Mazda warranty applies only to Mazda vehicles registered and normally operated in
the United States, its territories, and Canada.
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Customer Information
Warranty
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 system; the Mazda warranty doesn’t cover this. Before you
install any non-genuine parts or accessories, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
WARNING
Installation of 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 system.
This could cause you to have an accident or increase your chances of injuries in an
accident. Always consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer before you install non-genuine
parts or accessories.
Add-On Electrical and Electronic Equipment:
Incorrectly choosing or installing improper add-on equipment or choosing an
improper installer is dangerous. Essential systems could damaged, causing engine
stalling, air-bag (SRS) activation, ABS inactivation, or a fire in the vehicle.
Be very careful in choosing and installing add-on electrical equipment, such as
mobile telephones, two-way radios, stereo systems, and car alarm systems.
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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Customer Information
Cell Phones
Cell Phones Warning
WARNING
Use of Cell Phones and Other Devices by Driver:
Although not Mazda products, 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 device while the vehicle is moving
and, instead, concentrate on the full-time job of driving.
Please comply to the legal regulations concerning the use of communication
equipment in vehicles in your country.
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Customer Information
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.
▼ 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-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.
▼ Traction-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.
▼ Temperature-A, B, C
The temperature grades are 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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Customer Information
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
WARNING
The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated
and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either
separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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 vehicle may vary
with respect to grade.
ALL PASSENGER VEHICLE TIRES MUST CONFORM TO THESE GRADES AND
TO ALL OTHER FEDERAL TIRE-SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.
▼ Uniform 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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Customer Information
Reporting Safety Defects
Reporting Safety Defects
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 either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1 (800) 4249393 (or 366-0123 in Washington, D.C. area) or write to: NHTSA, U.S. Department of
Transportation. Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about
motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.
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 9-7) in this booklet.
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Customer Information
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 017B 03
9999 95 019G 03
9999 95 038C 03 (U.S.A. only)
9999 EC 038C 03 (Canada only)
9999 PR 038C 03 (Puerto Rico only)
PUBLICATION DESCRIPTION
2003 WORKSHOP MANUAL (English)
2003 WIRING DIAGRAM (English)
2003 OWNER’S MANUAL
2003 OWNER’S MANUAL
2003 OWNER’S MANUAL
▼ WORKSHOP MANUAL:
Covers recommended maintenance and repair procedures of the drive train, body and
chassis.
▼ WIRING DIAGRAM:
Provides electrical schematics as well as component location for the entire electrical
system.
▼ OWNER’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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Specifications
Technical information about your Mazda.
Identification Numbers ............................................................... 10-2
Vehicle Information Labels ..................................................... 10-2
Specifications ............................................................................... 10-4
Specifications .......................................................................... 10-4
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Identification Numbers
Vehicle Information Labels
▼ Chassis Number
▼ Vehicle Identification Number
The vehicle identification number legally
identifies your vehicle. The number is on
a plate attached to the left top side of the
dashboard. This plate can easily be seen
through the windshield.
▼ Vehicle Emission Control
Information Label
▼ Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
Label
▼ Tire Pressure Label
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Identification Numbers
▼ Engine Number
1.6-liter engine
Front
2.0-liter engine
Front
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Specifications
Specifications
▼ Engine
Model
1.6-liter engine
2.0-liter engine
DOHC-16V in-line, 4-cylinder
78.0 × 83.6 mm (3.07 × 3.29 in)
83.0 × 92.0 mm (3.27 × 3.62 in)
1,598 ml (1,598 cc, 97.5 cu in)
1,991 ml (1,991 cc, 121.5 cu in)
9.0
9.1
Item
Type
Bore×Stroke
Displacement
Compression ratio
▼ Electrical System
Model
Item
1.6-liter engine
Battery
12V-40AH/5HR
Alternator
Starter
Spark-plug number
12 V-70 A
12 V - 1.0 kW
—
ZFR5F-11, ZFR6F-11
KJ16CR11, KJ20CR11
—
MAZDA
NGK
DENSO
CHAMPION
BKR5E-11, BKR6E-11, PZFR6F*
K16PR-U11, K20PR-U11
RC8YC4, RC10YC4
1.0—1.1 mm (0.040—0.043 in), 0.7—0.8 mm (0.028—0.031 in)*
Spark-plug gap
*Only
2.0-liter engine
12V-40AH/5HR
12V-52AH/5HR
12 V-80 A
12 V - 1.0 kW
BP13 18 110, BP14 18 110
for MAZDASPEED Protegé
▼ Lubricant Quality
Lubricant
Engine oil*
*
Classification
API Service
SG (Energy Conserving II)
SH (Energy Conserving II)
SJ
SL
ILSAC
—
GF-I
GF-II
GF-III
Refer to the recommended SAE viscosity numbers on page 8-9.
Lubricant
Any temperature
Manual transaxle oil
Above 10°C (50°F)
Automatic transaxle fluid
Power steering fluid
Brake/Clutch fluid
Classification
API Service
SAE
API Service
SAE
ATF M-V
ATF M-III or equivalent (e.g. Dexron® III)
SAEJ1703 or FMVSS116 DOT-3
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GL-4 or GL-5
75W-90
GL-4 or GL-5
80W-90
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Specifications
▼ Capacities
(Approximate Quantities)
Item
1.6-liter engine
Engine oil
2.0-liter engine
1.6-liter engine
Coolant
2.0-liter engine
Transaxle oil
Fuel tank
With oil filter replacement
Without oil filter replacement
With oil filter replacement
Without oil filter replacement
With heater
Without heater
With heater
Without heater
Manual transaxle
Automatic transaxle
1.6-liter engine
2.0-liter engine
L
3.2
3.0
3.5
3.3
6.0
5.5
7.5
6.9
2.7
7.2
50
55
Unit
US qt
3.4
3.2
3.7
3.5
6.3
5.8
7.9
7.3
2.9
7.6
13.2 (US gal)
14.5 (US gal)
Imp qt
2.8
2.6
3.1
2.9
5.3
4.8
6.6
6.1
2.4
6.3
11.0 (Imp gal)
12.1 (Imp gal)
Check oil and fluid levels with dipsticks or reservoir gauges.
▼ Dimensions
Model
Item
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
Front tread
Rear tread
Wheelbase
*Only
Sedan
1,470 mm (57.9 in), 1,455 mm*(57.2 in)
Hatchback
4,331 mm (170.5 in)
1,705 mm (67.1 in)
1,410 mm (55.5 in)
1,465 mm (57.7 in)
1,470 mm (57.9 in), 1,460 mm*(57.4 in)
2,610 mm (102.8 in)
1,470 mm (57.9 in)
2,610 mm (102.8 in)
4,450 mm (175.2 in), 4,445 mm*(175.0 in)
1,705 mm (67.1 in)
1,410 mm (55.5 in)
for MAZDASPEED Protegé
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Specifications
▼ Weights
Sedan
Weight
Item
1.6-liter engine
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
1,600 kg (3,527 lb)
Front
850 kg (1,874 lb)
Rear
760 kg (1,675 lb)
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
*
—
CW (Curb Weight)
*
2.0-liter engine
1,653 kg (3,644 lb),
1,674 kg*(3,691 lb)
883 kg (1,947 lb),
889 kg*(1,960 lb)
780 kg (1,720 lb),
785 kg*(1,731 lb)
1,273 kg (2,807 lb)
Only for MAZDASPEED Protegé
Hatchback
Item
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
CW (Curb Weight)
Manual transaxle
Automatic transaxle
Manual transaxle
Front
Automatic transaxle
Rear
Manual transaxle
Automatic transaxle
Weight
1,638 kg (3,611 lb)
1,662 kg (3,664 lb)
863 kg (1,903 lb)
887 kg (1,955 lb)
780 kg (1,720 lb)
1,232 kg (2,716 lb)
1,247 kg (2,749 lb)
▼ Air Conditioner
Gas complies with SAE J639
HFC134a (R-134a)
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0.525 kg (18.55 oz)
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Specifications
▼ Light Bulbs
Light bulb
Sedan
Headlights
Hatchback
Hi
Lo
Front turn signal/Parking lights
Side turn signal lights
Fog lights
Rear turn signal lights
Front side-marker lights
Rear side-marker lights (Sedan)
Taillights (Sedan)
Brake lights/Taillights
High-mount brake light
Sedan
Hatchback
Reverse lights
License plate lights
Trunk light (Sedan)
Luggage compartment light (Hatchback)
Type A
Overhead light
Type B
Map lights
Type A
Type B
Wattage
60/55
60
55
27/8
5
55
21
5
3.8
3.8
21/5
21
5.8
5.8
21
5
5
5
10
8
5
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Specifications
▼ Tires
Check the tire pressure label for tire size and inflation pressure. Refer to Tire Inflation
Pressure on page 8-25.
Standard tire
Inflation pressure
Tire size
Front
P185/65R14 85S
185/65R14 86T
2
220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm2, 32 psi or lb/po2)
2
2
210 kPa (2.1 kgf/cm2, 30 psi or lb/po2)
2
2
220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm2, 32 psi or lb/po2)
2
2
210 kPa (2.1 kgf/cm , 30 psi or lb/po )
210 kPa (2.1 kgf/cm2, 30 psi or lb/po2)
220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm2, 32 psi or lb/po2)
220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm2, 32 psi or lb/po2)
220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm , 32 psi or lb/po )
210 kPa (2.1 kgf/cm , 30 psi or lb/po )
P195/55R15 84V
195/55R15 85V
P195/50R16 83V
215/45ZR17 88W*
*
Rear
2
220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm , 32 psi or lb/po )
Only for MAZDASPEED Protegé
Temporary spare tire
Tire size
T125/70 D14
T115/70 D15
T135/70 D15*
*Only
for MAZDASPEED Protegé
▼ Fuses
Refer to the fuse rating on page 8-38.
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Inflation pressure
420 kPa (60 psi)
420 kPa (60 psi)
420 kPa (60 psi)
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Index
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Index
A
B
Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and
Accessories ...................................... 9-10
Air Bag Systems .............................. 2-36
Air Filter .......................................... 8-19
Antenna ............................................ 6-10
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ........ 5-7
Warning light .............................. 5-7
Appearance Care .............................. 8-42
Ashtray ............................................. 6-38
Audio System ................................... 6-10
Audio set ................................... 6-17
Operating tips for
audio system ............................. 6-11
Safety certification .................... 6-34
Automatic Transaxle
Driving tips ............................... 5-12
Fluid .......................................... 8-16
Overdrive .................................. 5-11
Shift-lock system ...................... 5-11
Transaxle ranges ....................... 5-10
Automatic Transaxle (Sport AT)
Driving tips ............................... 5-18
Indicators .................................. 5-15
Manual shift mode .................... 5-15
Shifting ..................................... 5-16
Shifting recommendation ......... 5-17
Shift-lock override .................... 5-14
Shift-lock system ...................... 5-14
Transaxle ranges ....................... 5-13
Seat belt warning beep ..............5-35
Before Starting the Engine .................4-5
After getting in ............................4-5
Before getting in .........................4-5
Body Lubrication .............................8-19
Brake/Clutch
Fluid ..........................................8-14
Brakes
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) ....5-7
Foot brake ...................................5-4
Pad wear indicator ......................5-8
Parking brake ..............................5-5
Warning light ..............................5-5
Break-In Period ..................................4-6
Bulb Replacement ............................8-29
B
Battery
Maintenance ............................. 8-23
Specifications ........................... 10-4
Beeps
Ignition key reminder ............... 5-35
Lights-on reminder ................... 5-35
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Capacities .........................................10-5
Carbon Monoxide ..............................4-4
Cargo Securing Loops ......................6-39
Catalytic Converter ............................4-3
Cell Phones ......................................9-11
Center Console .................................6-39
Child Restraint
Child restraint precautions ........2-22
Installing child-restraint
systems ......................................2-25
LATCH child-restraint
systems ......................................2-31
Child Safety Locks for Rear Door .....3-8
Cigarette Lighter ..............................6-37
Climate Control System .....................6-2
Gas specifications .....................10-6
Cruise Control ..................................5-19
Cup Holder .......................................6-38
Customer Assistance ..........................9-2
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Index
D
E
Dashboard Illumination ...................5-26
Daytime Running Lights ..................5-38
Defroster
Rear window .............................5-40
Dimensions ......................................10-5
Door Locks ......................................... 3-6
Driving In Flooded Area ..................4-10
Driving Tips ....................................... 4-6
Automatic transaxle ..................5-12
Automatic transaxle
(Sport AT) .................................5-18
Break-in period ...........................4-6
Driving in flooded area .............4-10
Hazardous driving .......................4-7
Money-saving suggestions ..........4-6
Rocking the vehicle ....................4-7
Trailer towing ...........................4-11
Winter driving .............................4-8
Engine Coolant Temperature
Gauge ...............................................5-25
Exhaust Gas ........................................4-4
Exterior Care ....................................8-44
E
Emergency Starting ..........................7-15
Flooded engine ..........................7-15
Jump-starting ............................7-15
Push-starting .............................7-17
Emergency Towing ..........................7-18
Emission Control System ...................4-3
Engine
Coolant ......................................8-12
Exhaust gas ................................. 4-4
Hood release .............................3-18
Oil ............................................... 8-9
Overheating ...............................7-13
Starting ........................................5-3
Engine Compartment Overview ........8-8
Engine Coolant
Overheating ...............................7-13
F
Flasher
Hazard warning .........................5-41
Headlights .................................5-36
Flat Tire ..............................................7-3
Changing .....................................7-7
Spare tire and tool storage ...........7-3
Fluids
Classification .............................10-4
Owner maintenance .....................8-6
Fog Lights ........................................5-37
Foot Brake ..........................................5-4
Front Seats ..........................................2-2
Fuel
Filler lid and cap .......................3-16
Gauge ........................................5-26
Requirements ..............................4-2
Tank capacity ............................10-5
Fuses .................................................8-38
Panel description .......................8-40
Replacement ..............................8-38
G
Gauges ..............................................5-23
Glove Box ........................................6-39
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Index
H
L
Hazard Warning Flasher .................. 5-41
Hazardous Driving ............................. 4-7
Headlights
Control ...................................... 5-36
Flashing .................................... 5-36
High-low beams ........................ 5-36
On reminder .............................. 5-36
Hood Release ................................... 3-18
Horn ................................................. 5-41
Label Information ............................10-2
Lane-Change Signals .......................5-37
Liftgate ...............................................3-9
Light Bulbs
Replacement ..............................8-29
Specifications ............................10-7
Lighter ..............................................6-37
Lighting Control ...............................5-36
Lubricant Quality .............................10-4
Luggage Compartment .....................3-10
Luggage Compartment Light ...........6-37
I
Ignition
Keys ............................................ 3-2
Switch ......................................... 5-2
Illuminated Entry System ................ 6-35
Indicator Lights ................................ 5-27
Cruise set .................................. 5-35
Headlight high-beam ................ 5-34
O/D OFF ................................... 5-34
Shift position ............................ 5-34
Instrument Cluster ........................... 5-23
Interior Care ..................................... 8-47
Interior Lights .................................. 6-35
J
Jump-Starting ................................... 7-15
M
Maintenance .......................................8-1
Introduction .................................8-2
Owner maintenance
precautions ..................................8-7
Owner maintenance schedule .....8-6
Scheduled ....................................8-3
Manual Transaxle Operation ..............5-8
Map Lights .......................................6-36
Meters and Gauges ...........................5-23
Mirrors
Outside mirrors .........................3-23
Rearview mirror ........................3-24
Money-Saving Suggestions ................4-6
O
K
Keyless Entry System ........................ 3-2
Keys ................................................... 3-2
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Odometer and Trip Meter ................5-24
Outside Mirrors ................................3-23
Overhead Lights ...............................6-36
Overheating ......................................7-13
Overloading ......................................4-10
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S
Paint Damage ...................................8-42
Parking Brake ..................................... 5-5
Parking in an Emergency ...................7-2
Power Door Locks .............................3-8
Power Steering .................................5-18
Fluid ..........................................8-16
Power Windows ...............................3-14
Push-Starting ....................................7-17
Specifications ...................................10-4
Speedometer .....................................5-24
SRS Air Bags
Air bag system description ........2-40
Supplemental restraint systems
precautions ................................2-36
Warning light ............................2-45
Starting the Engine .............................5-3
Steering Wheel .................................3-23
Horn ..........................................5-41
Storage Compartments .....................6-39
Cargo securing loops .................6-39
Center console ...........................6-39
Glove box ..................................6-39
Sunroof .............................................3-19
Sunshade ...........................................3-20
Sunvisors ..........................................6-35
R
Rear Door Child Safety Locks ...........3-8
Rear Seat ............................................ 2-5
Rear Window Defroster ...................5-40
Rear Window Washer ......................5-40
Rear Window Wiper ........................5-40
Rearview Mirror ...............................3-24
Recreational Towing ........................7-20
Rocking the Vehicle ...........................4-7
Roof Rack ........................................3-21
S
Safety Defects, Reporting ................9-14
Seat Belt System
3-point type ...............................2-14
Extender ....................................2-20
Pregnant women .......................2-12
Pretensioner and load limiting ..2-16
Rear-center lap/shoulder ...........2-18
Seat belt precautions .................2-11
Warning beep ............................2-21
Warning light ............................2-21
Seats
Front seats ...................................2-2
Rear seat ...................................... 2-5
Service Publications .........................9-14
Spare Tire and Tool Storage ..............7-3
T
Tachometer .......................................5-25
Temporary Spare Tire ......................8-27
Tiedown
Hook ..........................................7-19
Tires
Flat tire ........................................7-3
Inflation pressure .......................8-25
Replacement ..............................8-26
Rotation .....................................8-26
Snow tires ....................................4-8
Spare tire and tool storage ...........7-3
Specifications ............................10-8
Tire chains ...................................4-9
Uniform tire quality grading
system (UTQGS) .......................9-12
Tool ....................................................7-3
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Towing
Description ............................... 7-18
Emergency towing .................... 7-18
Hook ......................................... 7-19
Recreational towing .................. 7-20
Trailer towing ........................... 4-11
Trailer Towing ................................. 4-11
Trip Meter ........................................ 5-24
Trunk Lid ......................................... 3-11
Trunk Light ...................................... 3-12
Trunk Release Handle ...................... 3-12
Turn and Lane-Change Signals ....... 5-37
Wheel Replacement .........................8-27
Windows
Power windows .........................3-14
Windshield Washer ..........................5-39
Windshield Wipers ...........................5-39
Blades replacement ...................8-20
Winter Driving ...................................4-8
V
Vanity Mirrors ................................. 6-35
Vehicle Information Labels ............. 10-2
W
Warning Lights ................................ 5-27
Air bag system .......................... 5-32
Anti-lock brake system
(ABS) ........................................ 5-32
Automatic transaxle .................. 5-33
Brake system ............................ 5-29
Charging system ....................... 5-30
Check engine ............................ 5-31
Door-ajar ................................... 5-33
Engine oil pressure ................... 5-31
Front seat belt pretensioner
system ....................................... 5-32
Low fuel .................................... 5-33
Low washer fluid level ............. 5-33
Seat belt .................................... 5-33
Warranty ............................................ 9-8
Washer Fluid .................................... 8-18
Weights ............................................ 10-6
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