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A Word to Mazda Owners
Thank you for choosing a Mazda. We at Mazda design and build vehicles with complete
customer satisfaction in mind.
To help ensure enjoyable and trouble-free operation of your Mazda, read this manual
carefully and follow its recommendations.
An Authorized Mazda Dealer knows your vehicle best. So when maintenance or service is
necessary, that's the place to go.
Our nationwide network of Mazda professionals is dedicated to providing you with the best
possible service.
We assure you that all of us at Mazda have an ongoing interest in your motoring pleasure
and in your full satisfaction with your Mazda product.
Mazda Motor Corporation
HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
Important Notes About This Manual
Keep this manual in the glove box as a handy reference for the safe and enjoyable use of your Mazda. Should you
resell the vehicle, leave this manual with it for the next owner.
All specifications and descriptions are accurate at the time of printing. Because improvement is a constant goal at
Mazda, we reserve the right to make changes in specifications at any time without notice and without obligation.
Event Data Recorder
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder. In the event of a crash, this device records data related to
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time. These data can help provide a better
understanding of the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur and lead to the designing of safer
vehicles.
Air Conditioning and the Environment
Your Mazda's genuine air conditioner is filled with HFC134a (R134a), a refrigerant that has been found not to
damage the earth's ozone layer. If the air conditioner does not operate properly, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
Perchlorate
Certain components of this vehicle such as [air bag modules, seat belt pretensioners, lithium batteries, ...] may
contain Perchlorate Material– Special handling may apply for service or vehicle end of life disposal. See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.
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.
©2008 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.
NOTE
Illustrations complement the words of the
manual to best explain how to enjoy your
Mazda. By reading your manual, you can
find out about the features, important
safety information, and driving under
various road conditions.
The symbol below, located on some parts
of the vehicle, indicates that this manual
contains information related to the part.
Please refer to the manual for a detailed
explanation.
The symbol below in this manual means
“Do not do this” or “Do not let this
happen”.
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.
CAUTION
A CAUTION indicates a situation in
which bodily injury or damage to
your vehicle, or both, could result if
the caution is ignored.
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A NOTE provides information and sometimes
suggests how to make better use of your
vehicle.
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Table of Contents
Your Vehicle at a Glance
Interior, exterior views and part identification of your Mazda.
Essential Safety Equipment
Use of safety equipment, including seats, seat belt system, child-restraint
systems and SRS air bags.
Knowing Your Mazda
Explanation of basic operations and controls; opening/closing and adjustment
of various parts.
Before Driving Your Mazda
Important information about driving your Mazda.
Driving Your Mazda
Explanation of instruments and controls.
Interior Comfort
Use of various features for drive comfort, including air-conditioning and audio
system.
In Case of an Emergency
Helpful information on what to do in an emergency.
Maintenance and Care
How to keep your Mazda in top condition.
Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects
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.
Interior Overview ..........................................................................
Interior Equipment (View A) ....................................................
Interior Equipment (View B) ....................................................
Interior Equipment (View C) ....................................................
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1-2
1-3
1-4
Exterior Overview ......................................................................... 1-5
Front .......................................................................................... 1-5
Rear ........................................................................................... 1-6
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Your Vehicle at a Glance
Interior Overview
Interior Equipment (View A)
Door-lock knob .................................................................................................. page 3-28
Power door lock switch ..................................................................................... page 3-28
Power window lock switch ................................................................................ page 3-41
Power window switches .................................................................................... page 3-37
Outside mirror switch ........................................................................................ page 3-58
Headlight leveling switch .................................................................................. page 5-62
TCS-OFF switch ................................................................................................ page 5-22
Power liftgate switch ......................................................................................... page 3-32
Lighting control ................................................................................................. page 5-60
Turn and lane-change signal .............................................................................. page 5-63
Dashboard illumination knob ............................................................................ page 5-41
Instrument cluster .............................................................................................. page 5-38
Wiper and washer lever ..................................................................................... page 5-64
Ignition switch ..................................................................................................... page 5-2
Tilt wheel release lever ...................................................................................... page 3-58
Parking brake ....................................................................................................... page 5-6
BSM OFF switch ............................................................................................... page 5-36
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Your Vehicle at a Glance
Interior Overview
Interior Equipment (View B)
Audio control switches ...................................................................................... page 6-58
SRS air bags ...................................................................................................... page 2-50
Cruise control switches ...................................................................................... page 5-19
Information display .......................................................................................... page 6-140
Climate control system ........................................................................................ page 6-2
Hazard warning flasher switch .......................................................................... page 5-70
Audio system ..................................................................................................... page 6-17
Glove box ........................................................................................................ page 6-147
Accessory socket ............................................................................................. page 6-150
AT shift lever ...................................................................................................... page 5-10
Seat warmer switches ........................................................................................ page 2-17
Rear window defroster switch ........................................................................... page 5-69
Hood release handle .......................................................................................... page 3-46
Coin box .......................................................................................................... page 6-147
Navigation system (if equipped) .......................................... Refer to the separate manual
The equipment and installation position varies by vehicle
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Your Vehicle at a Glance
Interior Overview
Interior Equipment (View C)
Overhead lights ................................................................................................ page 6-138
SRS air bags ...................................................................................................... page 2-50
Seat belt ............................................................................................................. page 2-19
Rear entertainment system ................................................................................. page 6-64
Center console ................................................................................................. page 6-147
Remote fuel-filler lid release ............................................................................. page 3-45
Cup holders ...................................................................................................... page 6-144
Sunvisor ........................................................................................................... page 6-137
Moonroof switches ............................................................................................ page 3-47
Overhead console ............................................................................................ page 6-146
Rearview mirror ................................................................................................. page 3-59
Vanity mirror .................................................................................................... page 6-137
Front seat ............................................................................................................. page 2-2
Climate control system (Rear) ........................................................................... page 6-14
Second-row seat ................................................................................................. page 2-10
Third-row seat ................................................................................................... page 2-15
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Your Vehicle at a Glance
Exterior Overview
Front
Hood .................................................................................................................. page 3-46
Windshield wiper blades .................................................................................... page 8-27
Moonroof ........................................................................................................... page 3-47
Door lock ........................................................................................................... page 3-27
Fuel-filler lid ...................................................................................................... page 3-44
Tires ................................................................................................................... page 8-33
Light bulbs ......................................................................................................... page 8-37
The equipment and installation position varies by vehicle
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Your Vehicle at a Glance
Exterior Overview
Rear
Liftgate .............................................................................................................. page 3-30
Rear wiper blade ................................................................................................ page 8-29
Rear window antenna ........................................................................................ page 6-17
Child safety lock ................................................................................................ page 3-30
Outside mirror .................................................................................................... page 3-58
Tires ................................................................................................................... page 8-33
Light bulbs ......................................................................................................... page 8-37
Rear view parking camera (if equipped) .............................. Refer to the separate manual
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Essential Safety Equipment
Use of safety equipment, including seats, seat belt system, child-restraint
systems and SRS air bags.
Seats ............................................................................................... 2-2
Front Seats (Manually Operated Seats) ..................................... 2-2
Front Seats (Electrically Operated Seats) .................................. 2-5
Second-Row Seats .................................................................. 2-10
Third-Row Seat ....................................................................... 2-15
Head Restraints ....................................................................... 2-16
Seat Warmer í ......................................................................... 2-17
Seat Belt Systems ........................................................................
Seat Belt Precautions ..............................................................
3-Point Type Seat Belt ............................................................
Front Seat Belt Pretensioner and Load Limiting Systems .......
Center-Rear Position Seat Belt (Second-Row Seats) ..............
Seat Belt Extender ...................................................................
Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep ................................................
2-19
2-19
2-23
2-25
2-27
2-31
2-32
Child Restraint ............................................................................
Child Restraint Precautions .....................................................
Installing Child-Restraint Systems ..........................................
LATCH Child-Restraint Systems ............................................
2-34
2-34
2-38
2-45
SRS Air Bags ...............................................................................
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions ................
Supplemental Restraint System Components .........................
How the SRS Air Bags Work ..................................................
SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria ..........................................
Limitations to SRS Air Bag ....................................................
Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification
System .....................................................................................
Monitoring and Maintenance ..................................................
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
Front Seats (Manually
Operated Seats)
WARNING
Do not modify or replace the front
seats:
Modifying or replacing the front seats
such as replacing the upholstery or
loosening any bolts is dangerous. The
front seats contain air bag
components essential to the
supplemental restraint system. Such
modifications could damage the
supplemental restraint system and
result in serious injury. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer if there is
any need to remove or reinstall the
front seats.
Do not drive with damaged front seats:
Driving with damaged front seats is
dangerous. A collision, even one not
strong enough to inflate the air bags,
could damage the front seats which
contain essential air bag
components. If there was a
subsequent collision, an air bag may
not deploy which could lead to
injuries. Always have an Authorized
Mazda Dealer inspect the front seats,
front seat belt pretensioners and air
bags after a collision.
Make sure the adjustable components
of a seat are locked in place:
Adjustable seats and seatbacks that
are not securely locked are
dangerous. In a sudden stop or
collision, the seat or seatback could
move, causing injury. Make sure the
adjustable components of the seat
are locked in place by attempting to
slide the seat forward and backward
and rocking the seatback.
qSeat Slide
WARNING
Adjust the driver's seat only when the
vehicle is stopped:
Adjusting the driver's seat while the
vehicle is moving is dangerous. The
driver could lose control of the vehicle
and have an accident.
To move a seat forward or backward, raise
the lever and slide the seat to the desired
position and release the lever.
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
qSeat Recline
WARNING
Do not drive with either front seat
reclined:
Sitting in a reclined position while the
vehicle is moving is dangerous
because you do not get the full
protection from seat belts. During
sudden braking or a collision, you
can slide under the lap belt and
suffer serious internal injuries. For
maximum protection, sit well back
and upright.
Always sit in the passenger seat
properly with the seatback upright and
feet on the floor:
Your front passenger seat has weight
sensors, sitting in the front passenger
seat improperly out of position or
with the seatback reclined too far
while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous as it can take off weight
from the seat bottom and affect the
weight determination of the front
passenger sensing system. As a result
the front passenger will not have the
supplementary protection of the air
bag and seat belt pretensioner, which
could result in serious injury. Always
sit upright against the seatback with
your feet on the floor.
Do not drive with the seatback
unlocked:
All of the seatbacks play an
important role in your protection in a
vehicle. Leaving the seatback
unlocked is dangerous as it can allow
passengers to be ejected or thrown
around and baggage to strike
occupants in a sudden stop or
collision, resulting in severe injury.
After adjusting the seatback at any
time, even when there are no other
passengers, rock the seatback to
make sure it is locked in place.
To change the seatback angle, lean
forward slightly while raising the lever.
Then lean back to the desired position and
release the lever.
Make sure the lever returns to its original
position and the seatback is locked in
place by attempting to push it forward and
backward.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
CAUTION
When returning a rear-reclined
seatback to its upright position,
make sure you hold onto the
seatback with your other hand while
operating the lever. If the seatback is
not supported, it will flip forward
suddenly and could cause injury.
qHeight Adjustment (Driver's Seat)
By moving the seat lever up or down, the
driver's seat bottom height can be
adjusted.
Up
Down
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qLumbar Support Adjustment
(Driver's Seat)
To increase the seat firmness, pull the
lever forward. Push the lever backward to
decrease firmness.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
Front Seats (Electrically
Operated Seats)
WARNING
Do not modify or replace the front
seats:
Modifying or replacing the front seats
such as replacing the upholstery or
loosening any bolts is dangerous. The
front seats contain air bag
components essential to the
supplemental restraint system. Such
modifications could damage the
supplemental restraint system and
result in serious injury. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer if there is
any need to remove or reinstall the
front seats.
Do not drive with damaged front seats:
Driving with damaged front seats is
dangerous. A collision, even one not
strong enough to inflate the air bags,
could damage the front seats which
contain essential air bag
components. If there was a
subsequent collision, an air bag may
not deploy which could lead to
injuries. Always have an Authorized
Mazda Dealer inspect the front seats,
front seat belt pretensioners and air
bags after a collision.
CAUTION
Ø The seat-bottom power
adjustment is operated by motors.
Avoid extended operation because
excessive use can damage the
motors.
Ø To prevent the battery from
running down, avoid using the
power adjustment when the
engine is stopped. The adjuster
uses a large amount of electrical
power.
Ø Do not use the switch to make
more than one adjustment at a
time.
qSeat Slide
To slide the seat, move the slide lifter
switch on the outside of the seat to the
front or back and hold it. Release the
switch at the desired position.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
qSeat Recline
WARNING
Change the seatback angle by pressing the
front or rear side of the reclining switch.
Release the switch at the desired position.
Do not drive with either front seat
reclined:
Sitting in a reclined position while the
vehicle is moving is dangerous
because you do not get the full
protection from seat belts. During
sudden braking or a collision, you
can slide under the lap belt and
suffer serious internal injuries. For
maximum protection, sit well back
and upright.
Always sit in the front passenger seat
properly with the seatback upright and
feet on the floor:
Your front passenger seat has weight
sensors, sitting in the front passenger
seat improperly out of position or
with the seatback reclined too far
while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous as it can take off weight
from the seat bottom and affect the
weight determination of the front
passenger sensing system. As a result
the front passenger will not have the
supplementary protection of the air
bag and seat belt pretensioner, which
could result in serious injury. Always
sit upright against the seatback with
your feet on the floor.
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qHeight Adjustment (Driver's Seat)
The seat height can be adjusted by
moving the switch up or down.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
Operation using the advanced key/
retractable type key
Programmed seat positions can activated
using the following functions:
l Programming buttons 1, 2, or 3.
l Operation using advanced keyless
functions/keyless entry system
l
NOTE
qSeat Position Memory (Driver's
Seat) í
One-touch seat position programming and
activation is available on the driver's seat.
CAUTION
When activating the seat position, do
not place your hands or fingers
around the seat bottom. The seat
moves to the desired position
automatically, and if your hands or
fingers are placed around the seat
bottom, it could cause injury.
Set button
Individual seat positions can be programmed
to the three available programming buttons on
the side of the driver's seat, plus one seat
position for each advanced key/retractable
type key used with the vehicle.
Operation using the seat-side buttons
Programming
Park the vehicle in a safe location before
performing the seat position
programming. (Vehicle must be stopped)
1. Adjust the seat to the desired position.
For each seat position adjustment
method refer to the following pages:
Seat Slide (page 2-5)
Seat Recline (page 2-6)
Height Adjustment (page 2-6)
2. Press the desired programming button
1, 2, or 3 while pressing the set button
until a beep sound is heard.
The button is programmed after a beep
sound is heard. Other buttons can be
programmed using the same procedure.
NOTE
Programming of the driver's seat positions
is possible using the following functions:
l Programming buttons 1, 2, or 3 and the
set button.
Vehicle maintenance or other reasons
requiring the vehicle battery to be
disconnected will result in the seat position
memory being erased.
In this case, re-program the seat positions.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
Setting the driver's seat to a preprogrammed position
Operation using the advanced key/
retractable type key
There are two methods for setting the
driver's seat to a pre-programmed
position. For example, the type A method
can be used before sitting in the seat and
while the driver's door is open, and the
type B method can be used after getting in
the vehicle with the driver's door closed.
With advanced key
TYPE A
When the ignition switch in the LOCK
position and the driver's door is open,
press the programming button 1, 2, or 3
for the desired seating position.
NOTE
In the following cases, the seat position set
function cancels:
l Any of the seat adjustment switches are
operated.
l The set switch is pressed.
l A programming button 1, 2, or 3 is pressed.
l The vehicle starts moving.
l Vehicle locking/unlocking is done using the
transmitter.
l Vehicle locking/unlocking is done by
pressing the request switch while the
advanced key is being carried.
TYPE B
When the ignition switch the ON position
or the driver's door is closed, press and
hold the desired programming button 1, 2,
or 3.
NOTE
In the following cases, the seat position set
function cancels:
l Any of the seat adjustment switches are
operated.
l The set switch is pressed.
l The vehicle starts moving.
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Lock button
Auxiliary key
Unlock button
With retractable type key
Lock button
Unlock button
Programming
One seat position can be programmed into
each advanced key/retractable type key.
After the following conditions have been
met, operate the seat and the advanced
key/retractable type key to program the
seat positions.
l The ignition switch in the LOCK
position
(The auxiliary key/retractable type key
is removed from the ignition switch)
l The driver's door is open
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
1. Adjust the seat to the desired position.
For each seat position adjustment
method, refer to the following pages:
Seat Slide (page 2-5)
Seat Recline (page 2-6)
Height Adjustment (page 2-6)
2. Press and hold the unlock button on the
advanced key/retractable type key
while pressing the set button until a
beep sound is heard.
The advanced key/retractable type key
is programmed after a beep sound is
heard.
Seat position activation
With the ignition switch in the LOCK
position, unlock the doors using any of
the following methods and open the
driver's door within about 40 seconds to
set the driver's seat to a pre-programmed
position.
l Press the unlock switch on the
advanced key/retractable type key.
l Press the request switch on a front door
or liftgate while the advanced key is
being carried.
NOTE
If any of the following occurs, the seat position
activation function cancels:
l Press the lock/unlock button while the key
is not inserted into the ignition switch.
l A seat adjustment switch is operated.
l The vehicle moves or starts to move.
l The selected programming button 1, 2, or 3
or the set button is pressed again.
l Press the request switch on a front door or
liftgate while the advanced key is being
carried.
l The set switch is pressed.
Erasing memory
After the following conditions have been
met, press the lock button on the
advanced key/retractable type key while
pressing the set button until a beep sound
is heard.
l The ignition switch is in the LOCK
position
(The auxiliary key/retractable type key
is removed from the ignition switch)
l The driver's door is open
NOTE
Memory will also be erased if any of the
following operations are performed:
l The advanced key/retractable type key code
has been changed.
Refer to Immobilizer System (with
Advanced Key) on page 3-50.
Refer to Immobilizer System (without
Advanced Key) on page 3-53.
Refer to Immobilizer System on page 3-53.
l The vehicle battery is disconnected for
vehicle maintenance or other reasons.
qLumbar Support Adjustment
(Driver's Seat)
Manually operated
To increase the seat firmness, pull the
lever forward. Push the lever backward to
decrease firmness.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
Electrically operated
The amount of lumbar support can be
adjusted by pressing the switch.
To increase the seat firmness, press and
hold the front part of the switch to the
desired position, then release it.
Press the rear part of the switch to
decrease firmness.
Second-Row Seats
WARNING
Do not stack cargo higher than the
seatbacks:
Stacking luggage or other cargo
higher than the seatbacks is
dangerous. During a sudden stop or
collision, objects can fly around and
become projectiles that could hit and
injure passengers.
Make sure luggage and cargo is
secured before driving:
Not securing cargo while driving is
dangerous as it could move or be
crushed during sudden braking or a
collision and cause injury.
Make sure the adjustable components
of a seat are locked in place by
attempting to slide the seat forward
and backward and rocking the
seatback:
Adjustable seats that are not securely
latched are dangerous. In a sudden
stop or collision, the seat or seatback
could move, causing injury.
Adjust the seat only when the vehicle is
stopped:
Adjusting the seat while the vehicle is
moving is dangerous. Sudden
braking or a collision could cause
serious injury.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seats
Do not drive with the seatback
unlocked:
All of the seatbacks play an
important role in your protection in a
vehicle. Leaving the seatback
unlocked is dangerous as it can allow
passengers to be ejected or thrown
around and baggage to strike
occupants in a sudden stop or
collision, resulting in severe injury.
After adjusting the seatback at any
time, even when there are no other
passengers, rock the seatback to
make sure it is locked in place.
Never allow a passenger to sit or stand
on the folded seatback while the
vehicle is moving:
Driving with a passenger on the
folded seatback is dangerous.
Allowing a child to sit up on the
folded seatback while the vehicle is
moving is particularly dangerous. In
a sudden stop or even a minor
collision, a child not in a proper seat
or child-restraint system and seat
belt could be thrown forward, back
or even out of the vehicle resulting in
serious injuries or death. The child in
the baggage area could be thrown
into other occupants and cause
serious injury.
qSeat Slide
To move the seat forward or backward,
raise the bar and slide the seat to the
desired position and release the bar.
Make sure the bar returns to its original
position and the seat is locked in place by
attempting to push it forward and
backward.
NOTE
The second-row seats cannot be removed.
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qSeat Recline
WARNING
Do not drive with the seats reclined:
Sitting in a reclined position while the
vehicle is moving is dangerous
because you do not get the full
protection from the seat belts. During
sudden braking or a collision, you
can slide under the lap belt and
suffer serious internal injuries. For
maximum protection, sit well back
and upright.
Do not recline a second-row seatback
when the third row seat is occupied:
Reclining the second-row seatback
when the third-row seat is occupied
is dangerous.Because the clearance
in the third-row seat is limited,
occupants in the third-row seat could
be hurt seriously on a reclined
second-row seatback.
To change the seatback angle, lean
forward slightly while pulling the lever.
Then lean back to the desired position and
release the lever.
Make sure the lever returns to its original
position and the seatback is locked in
place by attempting to push it forward and
backward.
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CAUTION
When returning a rear-reclined
seatback to its upright position,
make sure you hold onto the
seatback with your other hand while
operating the lever. If the seatback is
not supported, it will flip forward
suddenly and could cause injury.
qArmrest
The armrest can be used (no occupant in
the center seat) or placed upright.
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qThird-Row Seat Access
After folding the second-row seat
seatback and sliding the seat forward, you
can access the third-row seat easily.
Entering/exiting the third-row seat area
Raise the lever on the side of the secondrow seat to fold the seatback forward and
slide the seat forward.
CAUTION
Ø When folding a seatback, always
hold onto the seatback with your
other hand while operating the
lever. If the seatback is not
supported, it will flip forward
suddenly and could cause injury.
Ø After entering/exiting the thirdrow seat area, return the seatback
to its upright position. Otherwise,
it could move unexpectedly and
cause injury.
qFolding the Second-Row Seats
To create a flat luggage compartment
space, fold the seatbacks forward.
Folding the seatbacks
After entering/exiting the third-row
seat area
1. Return the second-row seatback to its
upright position and lock it after sliding
it backward. Make sure it is locked by
attempting to lightly move it forward
and backward.
2. Make sure that the center-rear seat belt
is routed properly (not under the head
restraint) and the seat belt guide is
snapped to the head restraint.
1. Unfasten the lap portion of the centerrear seat belt (page 2-29) and stow it
into the ceiling recess (page 2-29).
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. Slide the seat all the way back toward
the rear of the vehicle.
3. Lower the head restraints all the way
down (page 2-16).
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4. Pull the lever and fold the seatback
forward.
Returning seatbacks to their original
positions
1. Lift the seatback to its original
position.
Make sure the seatback is secured by
attempting to lightly move it forward
and back.
2. Route the center-rear seat belt through
the seat belt guide and fasten it. Check
that all seat belts are routed properly
for passenger use (page 2-27).
CAUTION
When folding a seatback, always
hold onto the seatback with your
other hand while operating the lever.
If the seatback is not supported, it
will flip forward suddenly and could
cause injury.
NOTE
To create a flat luggage compartment space
from the rear of the vehicle to the back of the
front seats, fold the second-row and third-row
seats (page 2-15).
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Seats
Third-Row Seat
WARNING
Do not stack cargo higher than the
seatbacks:
Stacking luggage or other cargo
higher than the seatbacks is
dangerous. During a sudden stop or
collision, objects can fly around and
become projectiles that could hit and
injure passengers.
Make sure luggage and cargo is
secured before driving:
Not securing cargo while driving is
dangerous as it could move or be
crushed during sudden braking or a
collision and cause injury.
Make sure the adjustable components
of a seat are locked in place by
attempting to rock the seatback:
Adjustable seats that are not securely
latched are dangerous. In a sudden
stop or collision, the seat or seatback
could move, causing injury.
Do not drive with the seatback
unlocked:
All of the seatbacks play an
important role in your protection in a
vehicle. Leaving the seatback
unlocked is dangerous as it can allow
passengers to be ejected or thrown
around and baggage to strike
occupants in a sudden stop or
collision, resulting in severe injury.
After returning the seatback at any
time, even when there are no other
passengers, rock the seatback to
make sure it is locked in place.
Never allow a passenger to sit or stand
on the folded seatback while the
vehicle is moving:
Driving with a passenger on the
folded seatback is dangerous.
Allowing a child to sit up on the
folded seatback while the vehicle is
moving is particularly dangerous. In
a sudden stop or even a minor
collision, a child not in a proper seat
or child-restraint system and seat
belt could be thrown forward, back
or even out of the vehicle resulting in
serious injuries or death. The child in
the baggage area could be thrown
into other occupants and cause
serious injury.
qSplit-Folding the Third-Row Seat
To create a flat luggage compartment
space, fold the seatbacks forward.
To fold third-row seat
1. Lower the head restraints all the way
down (page 2-16).
2. Pull the strap and fold the seatback
forward.
3. Fasten the strap to its original position.
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NOTE
To create a flat luggage compartment space
from the rear of the vehicle to the back of the
front seats, fold the second-row and third-row
seats (page 2-13).
Head Restraints
Head restraints are intended to help
protect you and the passengers from neck
injury.
WARNING
Always drive with the head restraints
installed when seats are being used
and make sure they are properly
adjusted:
Driving with the head restraints
adjusted too low or removed is
dangerous. With no support behind
your head, your neck could be
seriously injured in a collision.
To return third-row seat to its original
position
1. Return the seatback to its original
position by pulling its strap.
Make sure the seatback is secured by
attempting to lightly move it forward
and back.
2. Hold the board and fasten the strap to
its original position.
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Height adjustment
To raise a head restraint, pull it up to the
desired position.
To lower the head restraint, press the stopcatch release, then push the head restraint
down.
Adjust the head restraint so that the top is
even with the top of the passenger's ears,
never the passenger's neck to prevent
injury.
Front seat
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Second-Row seat/Third-Row seat
Seat Warmer í
The front seats are electrically heated. The
ignition switch must be in the ON
position.
Press the switch to turn the seat warmer
on or off. When the switch is in the ON
position, the indicator light will come on.
Second-Row center seat
Removal/Installation
To remove the head restraint, pull it up
while pressing the stop-catch.
To install the head restraint, press the
uprights into the holes while pressing the
stop-catch.
WARNING
Always drive with the head restraints
set up when seats are being used and
make sure they are properly set up:
Driving with the head restraints not
set up is dangerous. With no support
behind your head, your neck could be
seriously injured in a collision.
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WARNING
Ø Be careful when using the seat
warmer. The heat from the seat
warmer may be too hot for some
people, as indicated below, and
could cause a low-temperature
burn.
Ø Infants, small babies, elderly
people, and physically
challenged people
Ø People with delicate skin
Ø People who are excessively
fatigued
Ø People who are drunk
Ø People who have taken sleepinducing medicine such as
sleeping pills or cold medicine
Ø Do not use the seat warmer with
anything having high moistureretention ability such as a blanket
or cushion on the seat. The seat
may be heated excessively and
cause a low-temperature burn.
Ø Do not use the seat warmer even
when taking a short nap in the
vehicle. The seat may be heated
excessively and cause a lowtemperature burn.
Ø Do not place heavy objects with
sharp projections on the seat, or
insert needles or pins into it. This
could cause the seat to become
excessively heated and result in
injury from a minor burn.
CAUTION
Do not use organic solvents to clean
the seat. It may damage the seat
surface and the heater.
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NOTE
Use the seat warmer when the engine is
running, and do not continue to use it for a
long period of time.
The temperature of the seat warmer cannot be
adjusted beyond High and Low because the
seat warmer is controlled by a thermostat.
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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.
Your vehicle has the following types of seat belts.
Seating Position
Driver side
Front seat
Passenger side
Second-row seat
Third-row seat
Types of seat belt
3-point type seat belt with emergency locking mode retractor
3-point type seat belt with emergency locking mode
retractor/automatic locking mode retractor
3-point type seat belt with emergency locking mode retractor
This belt has retractors with an inertia lock that keep the belt retracted when not in use.
The lock allows the belt to remain comfortable on the user, but it will lock in position
during a collision.
Refer to Emergency Locking Mode on page 2-21.
3-point type seat belt with emergency locking mode retractor/automatic locking mode
retractor
In addition to the emergency locking mode function, this belt has retractors that operate in
another mode, the automatic locking mode, for the child-restraint system.
Refer to Automatic Locking Mode on page 2-22.
Refer to Installing Child-Restraint Systems on page 2-38.
We recommend you put all children in the rear seats, if you must use the front passenger
seat for a child, slide the front passenger seat as far back as possible and make sure any
child-restraint system is secured properly.
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WARNING
Always wear your seat belt and make sure all occupants are properly restrained:
Not wearing a seat belt is extremely dangerous. During a collision, occupants not
wearing seat belts could hit someone or things inside the vehicle or even be thrown
out of the vehicle. They could be seriously injured or even killed. In the same
collision, occupants wearing seat belts would be much safer.
Do not wear twisted seat belts:
Twisted seat belts are dangerous. In a collision, the full width of the belt is not
available to absorb the impact. This puts more force on the bones beneath the belt,
which could cause serious injury or death.
Never use one seat belt on more than one person at a time:
Using one seat belt for more than one person at a time is dangerous. A seat belt
used in this way cannot spread the impact forces properly and the two passengers
could be crushed together and seriously injured or even killed. Never use one belt for
more than one person at a time and always operate the vehicle with each occupant
properly restrained.
Do not operate a vehicle with a damaged seat belt:
Using a damaged seat belt is dangerous. An accident could damage the belt
webbing of the seat belt in use. A damaged seat belt cannot provide adequate
protection in a collision. Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect all seat belt
systems in use during an accident before they are used again.
Have your seat belts changed immediately if the pretensioner or load limiter has
been expended:
One or both front air bags may deploy, and the corresponding pretensioner(s) may
also deploy at the same time. Like the air bags, the seat belt pretensioners will only
function once. While it is safer to use a post-crash (a seat belt that was used in an
accident) than no seat belt at all, using a seat belt with an expended pretensioner or
load limiter loaded reduces the safety available to you. If the seat belt pretensioners
are not replaced, the risk of injury in a collision will increase. Expended seat belt
pretensioners and air bags must be replaced after any collision which caused them
to deploy. Additionally, the load limiter will only limit loads on the chest once in a
collision and this is another reason to have the front seat belts inspected. Always
have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect the seat belt pretensioners and air bags
after any collision.
In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a
person wearing a seat belt.
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CAUTION
Belt retraction may become difficult if the belts and rings are soiled, so try to keep
them clean. For more details about cleaning the seat belts, refer to “Cleaning the
Lap/Shoulder Belt Webbing” (page 8-58).
qPregnant Women and Persons with Serious Medical Conditions
Pregnant women should always wear seat belts. Ask your doctor for specific
recommendations.
The lap belt should be worn SNUGLY AND AS LOW AS POSSIBLE OVER THE HIPS.
The shoulder belt should be worn across your shoulder properly, but never across the
stomach area.
Persons with serious medical conditions also should wear seat belts. Check with your
doctor for any special instructions regarding specific medical conditions.
qEmergency Locking Mode
In the emergency locking mode, the belt remains comfortable on the occupant and the
retractor will lock in position during a collision. When the seat belt is fastened, it will
always be in the emergency locking mode until it is switched to automatic locking mode by
pulling it all the way out to its full length. If the belt feels tight and hinders comfortable
movement while the vehicle is stopped or in motion, it may be in the automatic locking
mode because the belt has been pulled too far out. To return the belt to the more
comfortable emergency locking mode, wait until the vehicle has stopped in a safe, level
area, retract the belt fully to convert it back to emergency locking mode and then extend it
around you again.
If the belt is locked and cannot be pulled out, retract the belt once, and then try pulling it
out slowly. If this fails, pull the belt strongly one time and loosen, then pull it out again
slowly.
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qAutomatic Locking Mode
Always use the automatic locking mode to keep the child-restraint system from shifting to
an unsafe position in the event of an accident. To enable seat belt automatic locking mode,
pull it all the way out and connect it as instructed on the child-restraint system. It will
retract down to the child-restraint system and stay locked on it. See the section on child
restraint (page 2-34).
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Seat Belt Systems
3-Point Type Seat Belt
NOTE
When using the center-rear seat belt, refer to
“Center-Rear Position Seat Belt” (page 2-27).
qFastening the Seat Belt
1. Grasp the seat belt tongue.
2. Slowly pull out the lap/shoulder belt.
Lap/shoulder
belt
Seat belt
tongue
WARNING
Positioning the Shoulder Portion of the
Seat Belt:
Improper positioning of the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is dangerous.
Always make sure the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is positioned
across your shoulder and near your
neck, but never under your arm, on
your neck, or on your upper arm.
4. Position the lap belt as low as possible,
not on the abdominal area, then adjust
the shoulder belt so that it fits snugly
against your body.
Take up slack
Keep low on
hip bone
3. Insert the seat belt tongue into the seat
belt buckle until you hear a click
sound.
Seat belt tongue
Seat belt
buckle
Too high
WARNING
Positioning the Lap Portion of the Seat
Belt:
The lap portion of the seat belt worn
too high is dangerous. In a collision,
this would concentrate the impact
force directly on the abdominal area,
causing serious injury. Wear the lap
portion of the belt snugly and as low
as possible.
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qUnfastening the Seat Belt
qFront Shoulder Belt Adjuster
Depress the button on the seat belt buckle.
If the belt does not fully retract, pull it out
and check for kinks or twists. Then make
sure it remains untwisted as it retracts.
Adjust the height of the shoulder belt if
the seat belt touches your neck, or if it
crosses your arm instead of your shoulder.
To raise the shoulder belt adjuster, push
the adjuster up. To lower the shoulder belt
adjuster, pull the adjuster and slide it
down. Make sure the adjuster is locked.
To raise
To lower
Button
NOTE
If a belt does not fully retract, inspect it for
kinks and twists. If it is still not retracting
properly, have it inspected at an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
To secure the outboard-third row seat
belts when not in use, insert the belts into
their seat belt retainers.
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WARNING
Positioning the Shoulder Portion of the
Seat Belt:
Improper positioning of the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is dangerous.
Always make sure the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is positioned
across your shoulder and near your
neck, but never under your arm, on
your neck, or on your upper arm.
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Seat Belt Systems
Front Seat Belt Pretensioner
and Load Limiting Systems
For optimum protection, the driver and
front passenger seat belts are equipped
with pretensioner and load limiting
systems. For both these systems to work
properly you must wear the seat belt
properly.
Pretensioners:
The front seat belt retractors remove slack
quickly as the air bags are expanding.
For deployment details, refer to the SRS
Air Bag Deployment Criteria (page 2-60).
In addition, the pretensioner system for
the front passenger, like the front
passenger air bag, is designed to only
deploy in accordance with the total seated
weight on the front passenger seat. Any
time the air bags and seat belt
pretensioners have fired they must be
replaced. For details, refer to the driver
and front passenger occupant
classification system (page 2-63).
Load limiter:
The load limiting system releases belt
webbing in a controlled manner to reduce
belt force on the occupant's chest. While
the most severe load on a seat belt occurs
in frontal collisions, the load limiter has
an automatic mechanical function and can
activate in any accident mode with
sufficient occupant movement.
Even if the pretensioners have not fired,
the load limiting function must be
checked by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
WARNING
Wear seat belts only as recommended
in this owner's manual:
Incorrect positioning of the driver and
front passenger seat belts is
dangerous. Without proper
positioning, the pretensioner and
load limiting systems cannot provide
adequate protection in an accident
and this could result in serious injury.
For more details about wearing seat
belts, refer to “Fastening the seat
belts” (page 2-23).
Have your seat belts changed
immediately if the pretensioner or load
limiter has been expended:
One or both front air bags may
deploy, and the corresponding
pretensioner(s) may also deploy at
the same time. Like the air bags, the
seat belt pretensioners will only
function once. While it is safer to use
a post-crash (a seat belt that was
used in an accident) than no seat belt
at all, using a seat belt with an
expended pretensioner or load limiter
loaded reduces the safety available to
you. If the seat belt pretensioners are
not replaced, the risk of injury in a
collision will increase. Expended seat
belt pretensioners and air bags must
be replaced after any collision which
caused them to deploy. Additionally,
the load limiter will only limit loads
on the chest once in a collision and
this is another reason to have the
front seat belts inspected. Always
have an Authorized Mazda Dealer
inspect the seat belt pretensioners
and air bags after any collision.
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Do not modify the components or
wiring, or use electronic testing devices
on the pretensioner system:
Modifying the components or wiring
of the pretensioner system, including
the use of electronic testing devices is
dangerous. You could accidentally
activate it or make it inoperable
which would prevent it from
activating in an accident. The
occupants or repairers could be
seriously injured.
Properly dispose of the pretensioner
system:
Improper disposal of the pretensioner
system or a vehicle with nondeactivated pretensioners is
dangerous. Unless all safety
procedures are followed, injury could
result. Ask an Authorized Mazda
Dealer how to safely dispose of the
pretensioner system or how to scrap
a pretensioner-equipped vehicle.
NOTE
l
l
The pretensioner system will activate in a
moderate or severe frontal, near-frontal
collision or roll-over accident. The
pretensioner system for the front passenger
is designed to only deploy in accordance
with the total seated weight on the front
passenger seat. It will not activate in most
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.
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qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt
Pretensioner System Warning Light
If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner
system is working properly, the warning
light illuminates when the ignition switch
is turned to the ON position or after the
engine is cranked. The warning light turns
off after a specified period of time.
A system malfunction is indicated if the
warning light constantly flashes,
constantly illuminates or does not
illuminate at all when the ignition switch
is turned to the ON position. If any of
these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer as soon as possible. The system
may not work in an accident.
WARNING
Never tamper with the air bag/
pretensioner systems and always have
an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform
all servicing and repairs:
Self-servicing or tampering with the
systems is dangerous. An air bag/
pretensioner could accidentally
activate or become disabled causing
serious injury or death.
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qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt
Pretensioner System Warning Beep
If a malfunction is detected in both the air
bag/front seat belt pretensioner system
and the warning light, a warning beep
sound will be heard for about 1 minute.
After that, the one-minute beep will be
repeated every 30 minutes.
Have your vehicle inspected at an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible.
Center-Rear Position Seat
Belt (Second-Row Seats)
Before using the center-rear lap/shoulder
belt make sure tongue (A) and anchor
buckle (B) are fastened.
(A)
(B)
WARNING
Do not drive the vehicle with the air
bag/front seat belt pretensioner system
warning beep sounding:
Driving the vehicle with the air bag/
front seat belt pretensioner system
warning beep sounding is dangerous.
In a collision, the air bags and the
front seat belt pretensioner system
will not deploy and this could result
in death or serious injury.
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer
to have the vehicle inspected as soon
as possible.
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WARNING
Using the Seat Belt Guide:
Not using the seat belt guide is
dangerous. If the seat belt guide is
not used, the shoulder portion of the
center-rear seat belt could be
mistakenly positioned under the
head restraint; a position that cannot
provide adequate protection in a
collision and could result in the
center-rear passenger being seriously
injured or killed. Always make sure
the shoulder portion of the centerrear seat belt is on the right side of
the left-rear head restraint and
guided correctly through the seat belt
guide.
Seat belt guide
qFastening the Seat Belt
1. Grasp the seat belt tongue (C).
2. Slowly pull out the lap/shoulder belt.
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3. Insert the seat belt tongue (C) into the
seat belt buckle (D) until you hear a
click sound.
(C)
(A)
(D)
(B)
WARNING
Fastening the Center-Rear Seat Belt
with Only One Buckle:
Fastening the center-rear seat belt
with only one buckle is dangerous. If
only one pair of seat belt tongues
and buckles is fastened (either seat
belt tongue (C) and seat belt anchor
buckle (D) or seat belt tongue (A) and
seat belt buckle (B)), then 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 are fastened properly.
4. Position the lap belt as low as possible,
not on the abdominal area, then adjust
the shoulder belt so that it fits snugly
against your body.
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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.
qUnfastening the Seat Belt
qRetracting the center seat belt
(middle row) to lower the
seatbacks for carrying cargo
To retract the center belt and lower the
seatbacks for carrying cargo, insert a
small object such as a key in the seat belt
anchor buckle (B) slot.
(A)
(B)
Depress the button on the seat belt buckle.
If the belt does not fully retract, pull it out
and check for kinks or twists. Then make
sure it remains untwisted as it retracts.
CAUTION
Always unfasten the lap portion of
the belt before folding the left-rear
seatback. Leaving the lap portion of
the belt fastened could cause
damage to the seat belt, seat belt
buckle and seatback.
Button
NOTE
If a belt does not fully retract, inspect it for
kinks and twists. If it is still not retracting
properly, have it inspected at an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
qStowing and pulling out the
Center-Rear Position Seat Belt
The center-rear position seat belt can be
stowed using the following procedure.
CAUTION
When stowing the seat belt, make
sure the belt is locked securely into
the recess. If the seat belt is not
properly stowed, it might get caught
in the seats and be damaged.
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To stow the seat belt, retract the belt, put
the seat belt tongues (A) and (C) together
and insert each tongue into the respective
ceiling recess. Insert the seat belt tongues
until you hear a click sound.
Ceiling recess
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(A)
(C)
To pull out the seat belt, press the area
indicated in the figure upward with your
finger and slide the belt forward. Then
slowly pull out the seat belt from the
ceiling recess.
To encourage rear seat passengers to wear
their seat belts, we suggest leaving the
center-rear lap position of the belt fastened
at all times except when folding the rear
seat forward.
Pulling the seat belt all the way out will
switch it to automatic locking mode. If
automatic locking mode is not needed,
retract the seat belt fully to convert it back
to emergency locking mode.
qRe-attaching the seat belt after the
middle row seatbacks are
returned to their upright positions
To re-attach the center seat belt after the
middle row seats are returned to their
upright positions, grasp the seat belt
tongue (A) and insert it into the seat belt
anchor buckle (B) until you hear a click
sound. It is now secure for passenger use.
NOTE
After returning the left-rear seatback to its
upright position, guide the shoulder portion of
the belt correctly through the seat belt guide
and 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
Do not use a seat belt extender unless
it is necessary:
Using a seat belt extender when not
necessary is dangerous. The seat belt
will be too long and not fit properly.
In an accident, the seat belt will not
provide adequate protection and you
could be seriously injured. Only use
the extender when it is required to
fasten the seat belt properly.
Do not use an improper extender:
Using a seat belt extender that is for
another person or a different vehicle
or seat is dangerous. The seat belt
will not provide adequate protection
and the user could be seriously
injured in an accident. Only use the
extender provided for you and for the
particular vehicle and seat. NEVER
use the extender in a different vehicle
or seat. If you sell your Mazda, do
not leave your seat belt extender in
the vehicle. It could be used
accidentally by the new owner of the
vehicle. After removing the seat belt
extender, discard it. Never use the
seat belt extender in any other
vehicle you may own in the future.
Do not use an extender that is too
long:
Using an extender that is too long is
dangerous. The seat belt will not fit
properly. In an accident, the seat belt
will not provide adequate protection
and you could be seriously injured.
Do not use the extender or choose
one shorter in length if the distance
between the extender's buckle and
the center of the user's body is less
than 15 cm (6 in).
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NOTE
When not in use, remove the seat belt extender
and store it in the vehicle. If the seat belt
extender is left connected, the seat belt
extender might get damaged as it will not
retract with the rest of the seat belt and can
easily fall out of the door when not in use and
be damaged. In addition, the seat belt warning
light will not illuminate and function properly.
Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep
The seat belt warning light illuminates
and a beep sound will be heard if the
driver's seat belt is not fastened when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position.
Conditions of operation
Condition
The driver's seat belt is not
fastened when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON
position.
The driver's seat belt is
fastened while the warning
light and the beep sound are
activated.
The driver's seat belt is
fastened before the ignition
switch is turned to the ON
position.
Result
The warning light
flashes and a beep
sound will be heard
for about 6 seconds.
The warning light
turns off and the beep
sound stops.
The warning light will
not illuminate and the
beep sound will not be
heard.
qBelt Minder
NOTE
The belt minder can be deactivated. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer to deactivate or
restore the seat belt minder.
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Driver seated/Front passenger not
seated
The belt minder is a supplemental
warning to the seat belt warning function.
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, the warning light/beep
operates to give you further reminders
according to the chart below.
Condition
Vehicle speed
Between 0 ― 20
20 km/h
km/h
(12 mph) or
(0 ― 12 mph)
more
Seat belt
Driver seated/Front passenger seated
The seat belt warning function reminds
the front passenger to fasten the seat belt
according to the chart below.
Condition
Seat belt
(Driver)
Seat belt
(Passenger)
Indicator
Beep
Indicator
: Fastened
: Unfastened
: Illuminated
: Flashing
: Beep
Beep
: Fastened
: Unfastened
: Illuminated
: Flashing
: Beep
Once the beep sound is heard, it continues
sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers
to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the
seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound
period has passed.
Vehicle speed
Between 0 ― 20
20 km/h
km/h
(12 mph) or
(0 ― 12 mph)
more
Placing heavy items on the front
passenger seat may cause the front
passenger seat belt warning function to
operate depending on the weight of the
item.
Once the beep sound is heard, it continues
sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers
to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the
seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound
period has passed.
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To allow the front passenger seat weight
sensor to function properly, do not place
and sit on an additional seat cushion on the
front passenger seat. The sensor may not
function properly because the additional
seat cushion could cause sensor
interference.
When a small child sits on the front
passenger seat, it is possible that neither
the warning light nor the warning beep
operate.
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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 on the center seat.
Statistics confirm that the rear seats are the best place for all children up to 12 years of age,
and more so with a supplemental restraint system (air bags).
A rear-facing child-restraint system should NEVER be used on the front seat with the air
bag system activated. The front passenger's seat is also the least preferred seat for other
child-restraint systems.
To reduce the chance of injuries caused by deployment of the front passenger air bag, your
vehicle is equipped with the front passenger seat weight sensors. These sensors deactivate
the front passenger front and side air bags and also the front passenger seat belt
pretensioner system when the total seated weight on the front passenger seat is less than
approximately 30 kg (66 lb).
When an infant or small child sits on the front passenger seat, the system shuts off the front
passenger air bag, so make sure the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light
illuminates.
Even if the front passenger air bag is shut off, Mazda strongly recommends that children be
properly restrained and child-restraint systems of all kinds are properly secured on the rear
seats which are the best place for children.
For more details, refer to “Front passenger seat weight sensors” (page 2-63).
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WARNING
Use the correct size child-restraint system:
For effective protection in vehicle accidents and sudden stops, a child must be
properly restrained using a seat belt or child-restraint system depending on age and
size. If not, the child could be seriously injured or even killed in an accident.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions and always keep the child-restraint system
buckled down:
An unsecured child-restraint system is dangerous. In a sudden stop or a collision it
could move causing serious injury or death to the child or other occupants. Make
sure any child-restraint system is properly secured in place according to the childrestraint system manufacturer's instructions. When not in use, remove it from the
vehicle or fasten it with a seat belt, or latch it down to BOTH LATCH lower anchors
for LATCH child-restraint systems, and attach the corresponding tether anchor.
Always secure a child in a proper child-restraint system:
Holding a child in your arms while the vehicle is moving is extremely dangerous. No
matter how strong the person may be, he or she cannot hold onto a child in a
sudden stop or collision and it could result in serious injury or death to the child or
other occupants. Even in a moderate accident, the child may be exposed to air bag
forces that could result in serious injury or death to the child, or the child may be
slammed into an adult, causing injury to both child and adult.
Never use a rear-facing child-restraint system in the front seat with an air bag that
could deploy:
Rear-facing child-restraint systems on the front seat are particularly dangerous even
though you may feel assured that a front passenger air bag will not deploy based on
the fact that the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.
The child-restraint system can be hit by a deploying air bag and moved violently
backward resulting in serious injury or death to the child.
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Do not install a front-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat unless
it is unavoidable:
In a collision, the force of a deploying air bag could cause serious injury or death to
the child. If installing a front-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger
seat is unavoidable, move the front passenger seat as far back as possible.
Seating a child in a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat is dangerous:
Your vehicle is equipped with front passenger seat weight sensors. Even with front
passenger seat weight sensors, if you must use the front passenger seat to seat a
child, using a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat under the following
conditions increases the danger of the front passenger air bag deploying and could
result in serious injury or death to the child.
Ø The total seated weight of the child with the child-restraint system on the front
passenger seat is approximately 30 kg (66 lb) or more with a child in the childrestraint system.
Ø Luggage or other items are placed on the seat with the child in the child-restraint
system.
Ø A rear passenger or luggage pushing or pulling down on the front passenger
seatback.
Ø A rear passenger puts their feet on the front seat rails.
Ø Luggage or other items are placed on the seatback or hung on the head restraint.
Ø Heavy items are placed in the seatback map pocket.
Ø The seat is washed.
Ø Liquids are spilled on the seat.
Ø The front passenger seat is moved backward, pushing into luggage or other items
placed behind it.
Ø The front passenger seatback contacts the second-row seat.
Ø Luggage or other items are placed between the front passenger seat and driver
seat.
Ø Any accessories increasing the total seated weight on the front passenger seat are
attached to the front passenger seat.
The designated positions with seat belts on the rear seats are the safest places for
children. Always use seat belts and child restraints.
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Do not allow a child or anyone to lean over or against the side window of a vehicle
with side and curtain air bags:
It is dangerous to allow anyone to lean over or against the side window, the area of
the front passenger seat, the front and rear window pillars and the roof edge along
both sides from which the side and curtain air bags deploy, even if a child-restraint
system is used. The impact of inflation from a side or curtain air bag could cause
serious injury or death to an out of position child. Furthermore, leaning over or
against the front door could block the side and curtain air bags and eliminate the
advantages of supplemental protection. With the front air bag and the additional
side air bag that comes out of the front seat, the rear seat is always a better location
for children. Take special care not to allow a child to lean over or against the side
window, even if the child is seated in a child-restraint system.
Never use one seat belt on more than one person at a time:
Using one seat belt for more than one person at a time is dangerous. A seat belt
used in this way cannot spread the impact forces properly and the two passengers
could be crushed together and seriously injured or even killed. Never use one belt for
more than one person at a time and always operate the vehicle with each occupant
properly restrained.
CAUTION
A seat belt or child-restraint system can become very hot in a closed vehicle during
warm weather. To avoid burning yourself or a child, check them before you or your
child touches them.
NOTE
Your Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designed LATCH
child-restraint systems in the rear seats. When using these anchors to secure a child-restraint system,
refer to “LATCH Child-Restraint Systems” (page 2-45).
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Installing Child-Restraint
Systems
Accident statistics reveal that a child is
safer in the rear seats. The front
passenger's seat is clearly the worst choice
for any child under 12, and with rearfacing child-restraint systems it is clearly
unsafe due to air bags.
Some child-restraint systems now come
with tethers and therefore must be
installed on the seats that take tethers to
be effective. In your Mazda, tethered
child-restraint systems can only be
accommodated in the three positions on
the second-row seats.
Even if your vehicle is equipped with
front passenger seat weight sensors (page
2-63), which automatically deactivates the
front passenger air bag, a rear seat is the
safest place for a child of any age or size.
Some child-restraint systems also employ
specially designed LATCH attachments;
refer to “LATCH Child-Restraint
Systems” (page 2-45).
WARNING
Tethered Child-Restraint Systems Work
Only on Tether-Equipped Rear Seats:
Installation of a tether equipped
child-restraint system in the front
passenger's seat or the third-row
seats defeats the safety design of the
system and will result in an increased
chance of serious injury if the childrestraint system goes forward
without benefit of being tethered.
Place tether equipped child-restraint
systems where there are tether
anchors.
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qSecond-Row Seats ChildRestraint 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 2-45).
NOTE
Follow the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions carefully. If you
are not sure whether you have a LATCH
system or tether, check in the child-restraint
system manufacturer's instructions and follow
them accordingly. Depending on the type of
child-restraint system, it may use LATCH
system instead of seat belts or if the belt goes
across the child's chest, may recommend
against using automatic locking mode.
1. When installing the child-restraint
system on the second-row seat, make
sure that the center-rear seat belt is
routed through the seat belt guide.
2. If the seat in which you install a childrestraint system has a seat slide
function, slide the seat as far back as
possible.
3. Make sure the seatback is securely
latched by pushing it back until it is
fully locked.
4. Secure the child-restraint system with
the lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt.
See the manufacturer's instructions on
the child-restraint system for belt
routing instructions.
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5. To get the retractor into the automatic
locking mode, pull the shoulder belt
portion of the seat belt until the entire
length of the belt is out of the retractor.
NOTE
Inspect this function before each use of the
child-restraint system. You should not be able
to pull the shoulder belt out of the retractor
while the system is in the automatic locking
mode. When you remove the child-restraint
system, be sure the belt fully retracts to return
the system to emergency locking mode before
occupants use the seat belts.
7. If your child-restraint system requires
the use of a tether strap, refer to the
manufacturer's instructions to hook and
tighten the tether strap after raising the
head restraint.
Anchor bracket location
6. Push the child-restraint system firmly
into the vehicle seat. Be sure the belt
retracts as snugly as possible. A
clicking noise 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.
Tether strap position
Tether strap
Forward
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WARNING
Use the tether and tether anchor only
for a child-restraint system:
Using the tether or tether anchor to
secure anything but a child-restraint
system is dangerous. This could
weaken or damage the tether or
tether anchor and result in injury.
Always route the tether strap between
the head restraint and the seatback:
Routing the tether strap on top of the
head restraint is dangerous. In a
collision the tether strap could slide
off the head restraint and loosen the
child-restraint system. The childrestraint system could move which
may result in death or injury to the
child.
Always attach the tether strap to the
correct tether anchor position:
Attaching the tether strap to the
incorrect tether anchor position is
dangerous. In a collision, the tether
strap could come off and loosen the
child-restraint system. If the childrestraint system moves it could result
in death or injury to the child.
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qThird-Row Seats Child-Restraint
System Installation
The third-row seats cannot accommodate
LATCH-type child-restraint systems or
tethers, therefore these systems must be
installed on the other seat positions such
as the second-row seat. If this not
possible, LATCH-type child-restraint
systems should be installed to a third-row
seat using the seat belt depending on
whether the child-restraint manufacturer
allows their use without LATCH
attachments and tether anchors.
Follow these manufacturer's instructions
when using a child-restraint system.
NOTE
Follow the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions carefully.
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 manufacturer's instructions on
the child-restraint system for belt
routing instructions.
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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.
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.
qIf You Must Use the Front Seat
for Children
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.
If you cannot put all children in the rear
seats, at least put the smallest children in
the rear and be sure the largest child up
front uses the shoulder belt over the
shoulder.
NEVER put a rear-facing child-restraint
system on the front passenger seat, even
with a seat weight sensor equipped
vehicle.
This seat is also not set up for tethered
child-restraint systems, put them in one of
the rear seat positions set up with tether
anchors.
Likewise the LATCH child-restraint
system cannot be secured in the front
passenger's seat and should be used in the
second-row seats.
Do not allow anyone to sleep against the
side window if you have an optional side
and curtain air bag, it could cause serious
injuries to an out of position occupant. As
children more often sleep in cars, it is
better to put them in the rear seat. If
installing the child-restraint system on the
front seat is unavoidable, follow these
instructions when using a front-facing
child-restraint system in the front
passenger's seat.
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To check if your front seats have side air
bags:
Mazda vehicles equipped with side air bag
will have a “SRS AIRBAG” tag on the
outboard shoulder of the front seats.
To check if your vehicle has curtain air
bags:
Mazda vehicles equipped with curtain air
bag will have an “SRS AIRBAG” marking
on the window pillars along the roof edge.
WARNING
Always move the front passenger seat
as far back as possible if installing a
front-facing child-restraint system on it
is unavoidable:
As your vehicle has front air bags
and doubly so because your vehicle
has side air bags, a front-facing
child-restraint system should be put
on the front passenger seat only
when it is unavoidable.
Even if the front passenger air bag
deactivation indicator light
illuminates, always move the seat as
far back as possible, because the
force of a deploying air bag could
cause serious injury or death to the
child.
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Never use a rear-facing child-restraint
system in the front seat with an air bag
that could deploy:
Rear-facing child-restraint systems
on the front seat are particularly
dangerous.
Even in a moderate collision, the
child-restraint system can be hit by a
deploying air bag and moved
violently backward resulting in
serious injury or death to the child.
Even though you may feel assured
that the front passenger air bag will
not deploy based on the fact that the
front passenger air bag deactivation
indicator light illuminates.
Do not allow a child or anyone to lean
over or against the side window of a
vehicle with side and curtain air bags:
It is dangerous to allow anyone to
lean over or against the side window,
the area of the front passenger seat,
the front and rear window pillars and
the roof edge along both sides from
which the side and curtain air bags
deploy, even if a child-restraint
system is used. The impact of
inflation from a side or curtain air
bag could cause serious injury or
death to an out of position child.
Furthermore, leaning over or against
the front door could block the side
and curtain air bags and eliminate
the advantages of supplemental
protection. With the front air bag and
the additional side air bag that
comes out of the front seat, the rear
seat is always a better location for
children. Take special care not to
allow a child to lean over or against
the side window, even if the child is
seated in a child-restraint system.
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qFront Passenger's Seat ChildRestraint System Installation
NOTE
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1. Slide the seat as far back as possible.
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2. Secure the child-restraint system with
the lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt.
See the manufacturer's instructions on
the child-restraint system for belt
routing instructions.
3. To get the retractor into the automatic
locking mode, pull the shoulder belt
portion of the seat belt until the entire
length of the belt is out of the retractor.
Inspect this function before each use of the
child-restraint system. You should not be
able to pull the shoulder belt out of the
retractor while the system is in the
automatic locking mode. When you remove
the child-restraint system, be sure the belt
fully retracts to return the system to
emergency locking mode before occupants
use the seat belts.
Follow the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions carefully.
Depending on the type of child-restraint
system, it may not employ seat belts which
are in automatic locking mode.
5. Make sure the front passenger air bag
deactivation indicator light illuminates
after installing a child-restraint system
on the front passenger seat.
Refer to Front passenger air bag
deactivation indicator light on page
2-63.
4. Push the child-restraint system firmly
into the vehicle seat. Be sure the belt
retracts as snugly as possible. A
clicking noise from the retractor will be
heard during retraction if the system is
in automatic locking mode. If the belt
does not lock the seat down tight,
repeat the previous step and also this
one.
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WARNING
Do not seat a child in a child-restraint
system on the front passenger seat if
the front passenger air bag
deactivation indicator light does not
illuminate:
While it is always better to install any
child-restraint system on the rear
seat, it is imperative that a childrestraint system ONLY be used on the
front passenger seat if the
deactivation indicator light
illuminates when the child is seated
in the child-restraint system (page
2-63). Seating a child in a childrestraint system installed on the front
passenger seat with the front
passenger air bag deactivation
indicator light not illuminated is
dangerous. If this indicator light does
not illuminate even when the total
seated weight is less than
approximately 30 kg (66 lb), this
means that the front passenger front
and side air bags, and seat belt
pretensioner are ready for
deployment. If an accident were to
deploy an air bag, a child in a childrestraint system sitting in the front
passenger seat could be seriously
injured or killed. If the indicator light
does not illuminate after seating a
child in a child-restraint system on
the front passenger seat, seat a child
in a child-restraint system on the rear
seat and consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
LATCH Child-Restraint Systems
Your Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designed
LATCH child-restraint systems the second-row seats. Both anchors must be used,
otherwise the seat will bounce around and put the child in danger. Most LATCH childrestraint systems must also be used in conjunction with a tether to be effective. If they have
a tether you must use it to better assure your child's safety.
WARNING
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the use of the child-restraint system:
An unsecured child-restraint system is dangerous. In a sudden stop or a collision it
could move causing serious injury or death to the child or other occupants. Make
sure the child-restraint system is properly secured in place according to the childrestraint system manufacturer's instructions.
Never attach two child-restraint systems to the same LATCH lower anchor:
Attaching two child-restraint systems to the same LATCH lower anchor is dangerous.
In a collision, one anchor may not be strong enough to hold two child-restraint
system attachments, and it may break, causing serious injury or death. If you use the
seat position for another child-restraint system when an outboard LATCH position is
occupied, use the center seat belts instead, and the tether if tether-equipped.
Make sure the child-restraint system is properly secured:
An unsecured child-restraint system is dangerous. In a sudden stop or a collision it
could move causing serious injury or death to the child or other occupants. Follow
the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions on belt routing to secure the
seat just as you would with a child in it so that nobody is tempted to put a child in
an improperly secured seat later on. When not in use, remove it from the vehicle or
fasten it with a seat belt, or latch it down to BOTH LATCH lower anchors for LATCH
child-restraint systems.
Make sure there are no seat belts or foreign objects near or around the LATCH childrestraint system:
Not following the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions when installing
the child-restraint system is dangerous. If seat belts or a foreign object prevent the
child-restraint system from being securely attached to the LATCH lower anchors and
the child-restraint system is installed improperly, the child-restraint system could
move in a sudden stop or collision causing serious injury or death to the child or
other occupants. When installing the child-restraint system, make sure there are no
seat belts or foreign objects near or around the LATCH lower anchors. Always follow
the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions.
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Child Restraint
qLATCH Child-Restraint System
Installation Procedure (SecondRow Outboard Seats)
1. Slide the second-row seat as far back as
possible.
2. Make sure the seatback is securely
latched by pushing it back until it is
fully locked.
5. If your child-restraint system came
equipped with a tether, that means it is
very important to properly secure the
tether for child safety. Please carefully
follow the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions when
installing tethers.
Anchor bracket location
3. Expand the area between the seat
bottom and the seatback slightly to
verify the locations of the LATCH
lower anchors.
For rear
left seat
Tether strap position
For rear
right seat
Tether strap
NOTE
The markings above the LATCH lower anchors
indicate the locations of LATCH lower
anchors for the attachment of a child-restraint
system.
4. Secure the child-restraint system using
BOTH LATCH lower anchors,
following the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instruction. Pull on the
child-restraint to be sure both anchors
are engaged.
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Child Restraint
WARNING
Use the tether and tether anchor only
for a child-restraint system:
Using the tether or tether anchor to
secure anything but a child-restraint
system is dangerous. This could
weaken or damage the tether or
tether anchor and result in injury.
Always route the tether strap between
the head restraint and the seatback:
Routing the tether strap on top of the
head restraint is dangerous. In a
collision the tether strap could slide
off the head restraint and loosen the
child-restraint system. The childrestraint system could move which
may result in death or injury to the
child.
Always attach the tether strap to the
correct tether anchor position:
Attaching the tether strap to the
incorrect tether anchor position is
dangerous. In a collision, the tether
strap could come off and loosen the
child-restraint system. If the childrestraint system moves it could result
in death or injury to the child.
qLATCH Child-Restraint System
Installation Procedure (SecondRow Center Seat)
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 500 mm
(19.7 in) apart. LATCH compatible childrestraint systems (with attachments on belt
webbing) can be used at this seating
position only if the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions state that the
child-restraint system can be installed to
LATCH lower anchors that are 500 mm
(19.7 in) apart. Do not attach two childrestraint systems to the same LATCH
lower anchor. If your child-restraint
system has a tether, it must also be used
for your child's optimum safety.
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Child Restraint
WARNING
Use the tether and tether anchor only
for a child-restraint system:
Using the tether or tether anchor to
secure anything but a child-restraint
system is dangerous. This could
weaken or damage the tether or
tether anchor and result in injury.
Always route the tether strap between
the head restraint and the seatback:
Routing the tether strap on top of the
head restraint is dangerous. In a
collision the tether strap could slide
off the head restraint and loosen the
child-restraint system. The childrestraint system could move which
may result in death or injury to the
child.
Always attach the tether strap to the
correct tether anchor position:
Attaching the tether strap to the
incorrect tether anchor position is
dangerous. In a collision, the tether
strap could come off and loosen the
child-restraint system. If the childrestraint system moves it could result
in death or injury to the child.
1. Slide the second-row seat as far back as
possible.
2. Make sure the seatback is securely
latched by pushing it back until it is
fully locked.
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3. Expand the area between the seat
bottom and the seatback slightly to
verify the locations of the LATCH
lower anchors.
NOTE
The markings above the LATCH lower anchors
indicate the locations of LATCH lower
anchors for the attachment of a child-restraint
system.
4. Secure the child-restraint system using
BOTH LATCH lower anchors,
following the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions. Pull on the
child-restraint to be sure both anchors
are engaged.
5. If your child-restraint system came
equipped with a tether, that 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.
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Anchor bracket position
Tether strap position
Tether strap
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SRS Air Bags
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions
The front and side supplemental restraint systems (SRS) include 6 air bags. Please verify
the air bags equipped on your vehicle by locating the “SRS AIRBAG” location
indicators. These indicators are visible in the area where the air bags are installed.
The air bags are installed in the following locations:
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The steering wheel hub (driver air bag)
The front passenger dashboard (front passenger air bag)
The outboard sides of the front seatbacks (side air bags)
The front and rear window pillars, and the roof edge along both sides (curtain air bags)
The air bag supplemental restraint systems are designed to provide supplemental protection
in certain situations so seat belts are always important in the following ways:
Without seat belt usage, the air bags cannot provide adequate protection during an accident.
Seat belt usage is necessary to:
l Keep the occupant from being thrown into an inflating air bag.
l Reduce the possibility of injuries during an accident that is not designed for air bag
inflation, such as rear impact.
l Reduce the possibility of injuries in frontal, near frontal, side collisions or roll-over
accidents that are not severe enough to activate the air bags.
l Reduce the possibility of being thrown from your vehicle.
l Reduce the possibility of injuries to lower body and legs during an accident because the
air bags provide no protection to these parts of the body.
l Hold the driver in a position which allows better control of the vehicle.
Your vehicle is also equipped with a driver and front passenger occupant
classification system. For details, refer to the driver and front passenger occupant
classification system (page 2-63).
Small children must be protected by a child-restraint system as stipulated by law in every
state and province. In certain states and provinces, larger children must use a child-restraint
system (page 2-34).
Carefully consider which child-restraint system is necessary for your child and follow the
installation directions in this Owner's Manual as well as the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions.
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SRS Air Bags
WARNING
Seat belts must be worn in air bag equipped vehicles:
Depending only on the air bags for protection during an accident is dangerous.
Alone, air bags may not prevent serious injuries. The appropriate air bags can be
expected to inflate only in the first accident, such as frontal, near frontal, side
collisions or roll-over accident that are at least moderate. Vehicle occupants should
always wear seat belts.
Children should not ride in the front passenger seat:
Placing a child, 12 years or under, in the front seat is dangerous. The child could be
hit by a deploying air bag and be seriously injured or even killed. Even if the front
passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates, always move the front
passenger seat as far back as possible. A sleeping child is more likely to lean against
the door and be hit by the side air bag in a moderate, right-side collision. Whenever
possible, always secure a child 12 years and under on the rear seats with an
appropriate child-restraint system for the child's age and size.
Never use a rear-facing child-restraint system in the front seat with an air bag that
could deploy:
Rear-facing child-restraint systems on the front seat are particularly dangerous even
though you may feel assured that a front passenger air bag will not deploy based on
the fact that the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.
The child-restraint system can be hit by a deploying air bag and moved violently
backward resulting in serious injury or death to the child.
Do not sit too close to the driver and front passenger air bags:
Sitting too close to the driver and front passenger air bag modules or placing hands
or feet on them is extremely dangerous. The driver and front passenger air bags
inflate with great force and speed. Serious injuries could occur if someone is too
close. The driver should always hold onto only the rim of the steering wheel. The
front seat passenger should keep both feet on the floor. Front seat occupants should
adjust their seats as far back as possible and always sit upright against the
seatbacks with seat belts worn properly.
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Sit in the center of the seat and wear seat belts properly:
Sitting too close to the side air bag modules or placing hands on them, or sleeping
up against the door or hanging out the windows is extremely dangerous. The side
and curtain air bags inflate with great force and speed directly expanding along the
door on the side the car is hit. Serious injury could occur if someone is sitting too
close to the door or leaning against a window, or if rear seat occupants grab the
sides of the front seatbacks. Give the side and curtain air bags room to work by
sitting in the center of the seat while the vehicle is moving with seat belts worn
properly.
Do not attach objects on or around the area where driver and front passenger air
bags deploy:
Attaching an object to the driver and front passenger air bag modules or placing
something in front of them is dangerous. In an accident, an object could interfere
with air bag inflation and injure the occupants.
Do not attach objects on or around the area where a side air bag deploys:
Attaching 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 releasing the gas.
Do not hang net bags, map pouches or backpacks with side straps on the front
seats. Never use seat covers on the front seats. Always keep the side air bag modules
in your front seats free to deploy in the event of a side collision.
Do not attach objects on or around the area where a curtain air bag deploys:
Attaching objects to the areas where the curtain air bag activates such as on the
windshield glass, side door glass, front and rear window pillars and along the roof
edge and assist grips is dangerous. In an accident the object could interfere with the
curtain air bag, which inflates from the front and rear window pillars and along the
roof edge, impeding the added protection of the curtain air bag system or redirecting
the air bag in a way that is dangerous. Furthermore, the bag could be cut open
releasing the gas.
Do not place hangers or any other objects on the assist grips. When hanging clothes,
hang them on the coat hook directly. Always keep the curtain air bag modules free
to deploy in the event of a side collision or roll-over accident.
Do not place luggage or other objects under the front seats:
Placing luggage or other objects under the front seats is dangerous. The components
essential to the supplemental restraint system could be damaged, and in the event of
a side collision, the appropriate air bags may not deploy, which could result in death
or serious injury. To prevent damage to the components essential to the
supplemental restraint system, do not place luggage or other objects under the front
seats.
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SRS Air Bags
Do not touch the components of the supplemental restraint system after the air bags
have inflated:
Touching the components of the supplemental restraint system after the air bags
have inflated is dangerous. Immediately after inflation, they are very hot. You could
get burned.
Never install any front-end equipment to your vehicle:
Installation of front-end equipment, such as frontal protection bar (kangaroo bar,
bull bar, push bar, or other similar devices), snowplow, or winches, is dangerous. The
air bag crash sensor system could be affected. This could cause air bags to inflate
unexpectedly, or it could prevent the air bags from inflating during an accident.
Front occupants could be seriously injured.
Do not modify the suspension:
Modifying the vehicle suspension is dangerous. If the vehicle's height or the
suspension is modified, the vehicle will be unable to accurately detect a collision or
roll-over accident resulting in incorrect or unexpected air bag deployment and the
possibility of serious injuries.
Do not use tires or wheels other than those specified for your Mazda:
Use of any tire or wheel other than those specified for your Mazda (page 10-6) is
dangerous. Use of such wheels will prevent the vehicle's accident detections system
from accurately detecting a collision or roll-over accident resulting in incorrect or
unexpected air bag deployment and the possibility of serious injuries.
Do not overload your vehicle:
Overloading your vehicle is dangerous as is could prevent the air bag crash sensor
system from accurately detecting a collision or roll-over accident resulting in
incorrect or unexpected air bag deployment and the possibility of serious injuries.
The gross axle weight rating (GAWR) and the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) for
your vehicle are on the Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Label on the driver door
frame. Do not exceed these ratings.
Do not drive the vehicle off-road:
Driving your Mazda off-road is dangerous because the vehicle has not been designed
to do such. Driving the vehicle off-road could prevent the air bag crash sensor system
from accurately detecting a collision or roll-over accident resulting in incorrect or
unexpected air bag deployment and the possibility of serious injuries.
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Do not modify the supplemental restraint system:
Modifying the components or wiring of the supplemental restraint system is
dangerous. You could accidentally activate it or make it inoperable. Do not make
any modifications to the supplemental restraint system. This includes installing trim,
badges, or anything else over the air bag modules. It also includes installing extra
electrical equipment on or near system components or wiring. An Authorized Mazda
Dealer can provide the special care needed in the removal and installation of front
seats. It is important to protect the air bag wiring and connections to assure that the
bags do not accidentally deploy, the driver seat slide position sensor and front
passenger seat weight sensors are not damaged and that the seats retain an
undamaged air bag connection.
NOTE
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When an air bag deploys, a loud inflation noise can be heard and some smoke will be released.
Neither is likely to cause injury, however, the texture of the air bags may cause light skin injuries
on body parts not covered with clothing through friction.
Should you sell your Mazda, we urge you to tell the new owner of its air bag systems and that
familiarization with all instructions about them, from the Owner's Manual, is important.
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Supplemental Restraint System Components
(2)
(3)
(4)
(2)
(6)
(7)
(3)
(5)
(8)
(2)
(8)
(9)
(8)
(10)
(9)
(10)
(8)
(1)
(11)
(12)
(1) Driver seat slide position sensor (page 2-63)
(2) Side and curtain inflators and air bags
(3) Driver/Front passenger dual stage inflators and air bags
(4) Air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning light (page 2-59)
(5) Crash and roll-over sensors, and diagnostic module (SAS unit)
(6) Front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light (page 2-63)
(7) Front air bag sensor
(8) Side crash sensors
(9) Front seat belt pretensioner and load limiting systems (page 2-25)
(10) Front passenger seat weight sensors (page 2-63)
(11) Front passenger seat weight sensor control module
(12) Driver and front passenger seat belt buckle switches (page 2-67)
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SRS Air Bags
How the SRS Air Bags Work
Your Mazda is equipped with the following types of SRS air bags. SRS air bags are
designed to work together with the seat belts to help to reduce injuries during an accident.
The SRS air bags are designed to provide further protection for passengers in addition to
the seat belt functions. Be sure to wear seat belts properly.
qFront Seat Belt Pretensioners
The front seat belt pretensioners are designed to deploy in moderate or severe frontal, near
frontal collisions or roll-over accidents.
qDriver Air Bag
The driver's air bag is mounted in the steering wheels.
When air bag crash sensors detect a frontal impact of greater than moderate force, the
driver's air bag inflates quickly helping to reduce injury mainly to the driver's head or chest
caused by directly hitting the steering wheel.
The driver's dual-stage air bag controls air bag inflation in two energy stages. During an
impact of moderate severity the driver's air bag deploys with lesser energy, whereas during
more severe impacts, it deploys with more energy.
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qFront Passenger Air Bag
The front passenger air bag is mounted in the front passenger dashboard.
The inflation mechanism for the front passenger air bag is the same as the driver's air bag,
as mentioned above. In addition, the front passenger air bag is designed to only deploy in
accordance with the total seated weight on the front passenger seat. For details, refer to the
driver and front passenger occupant classification system (page 2-63).
qSide Air Bags
The side bags are mounted in the outboard sides of the front seatbacks.
When the air bag crash sensors detect a side impact of greater than moderate force, the
system inflates the side air bag only on the side in which the vehicle was hit. The side air
bag inflates quickly to reduce injury to the driver or front passenger's chest caused by
directly hitting interior parts such as a door or window. In addition, the front passenger side
air bag is designed to only deploy in accordance with the total seated weight on the front
passenger seat. For details, refer to the driver and front passenger occupant classification
system (page 2-63).
A side air bag will deploy only on the side the
vehicle receives the force of the impact.
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qCurtain Air Bags
The curtain air bags are mounted in the front and rear window pillars, and the roof edge
along both sides.
When the air bag crash sensors detect a side impact of greater than moderate force, the
curtain air bag inflates quickly and helps to reduce injury mainly to the rear outboard
passenger's head caused by directly hitting interior parts such as a door or window.
In a side impact:
Greater than moderate impact to one side of the vehicle will cause the curtain air bag on
that side only to inflate.
A curtain air bag will deploy only on the side the
vehicle receives the force of the impact.
In a roll-over:
In response to a vehicle roll-over, both curtain air bags inflate.
Both curtain air bags will deploy after
a roll-over accident is detected.
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qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light
If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system is working properly, the warning light
illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position or after the engine is
cranked. The warning light turns off after a specified period of time.
A system malfunction is indicated if the warning light constantly flashes, constantly
illuminates or does not illuminate at all when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position. If any of these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
The system may not work in an accident.
WARNING
Never tamper with the air bag/pretensioner systems and always have an Authorized
Mazda Dealer perform all servicing and repairs:
Self-servicing or tampering with the systems is dangerous. An air bag/pretensioner
could accidentally activate or become disabled causing serious injury or death.
qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Beep
If a malfunction is detected in both the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system and the
warning light, a warning beep sound will be heard for about 1 minute. After that, the oneminute beep will be repeated every 30 minutes.
Have your vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
WARNING
Do not drive the vehicle with the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning
beep sounding:
Driving the vehicle with the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning beep
sounding is dangerous. In a collision, the air bags and the front seat belt
pretensioner system will not deploy and this could result in death or serious injury.
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the vehicle inspected as soon as
possible.
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SRS Air Bags
SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria
This chart indicates the applicable SRS equipment that will deploy depending on the type of collision.
(The illustrations are the representative cases of collisions.)
A severe frontal/near frontal
collision
Types of collision
A severe side
A roll-over/near
collision
roll-over
A rear collision
SRS
equipment
Front seat
belt
pretensioner
Driver air
bag
Front
passenger air
bag
X*(both sides)
X*(both sides)
No air bag and front
seat belt
pretensioner will be
activated in a rear
collision.
X
X*
Side air bag
X*(impact side only)
Curtain air
bag
X (impact side only)
X (both sides)
X: The SRS air bag equipment is designed to deploy in a collision.
: The front passenger front and side air bags and the seat belt pretensioner are designed to deploy depending on
the condition of the total seated weight on the front passenger seat.
*
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Limitations to SRS Air Bag
In severe collisions or roll-overs such as those described previously in “SRS Air Bag
Deployment Criteria”, the applicable SRS air bag equipment will deploy. However, in
some accidents, the equipment may not deploy depending on the type of collision and its
severity.
Limitations to front/near front collision detection:
The following illustrations are examples of front/near front collisions that may not be
detected as severe enough to deploy the SRS air bag equipment.
Impacts involving trees or poles
Frontal offset impact to the vehicle
Rear-ending or running under a truck's tail gate
Limitations to side collision detection:
The following illustrations are examples of side collisions that may not be detected as
severe enough to deploy the SRS air bag equipment.
Side impacts involving trees or poles
Side impacts with two-wheeled vehicles
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Limitations to roll-over detection:
The following illustration is an example of a accident that may not be detected as a rollover accident. Therefore, the front seat belt pretensioners and curtain air bags may not
deploy.
Pitch end over end
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SRS Air Bags
Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System
First, please read “Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions” (page 2-50)
carefully.
qDriver Seat Slide Position Sensor
Your vehicle is equipped with a driver seat slide position sensor as a part of the
supplemental restraint system. The sensor is located under the driver seat. The sensor
determines whether the driver seat is fore or aft of a reference position and sends the seat
position to the diagnostic module (SAS unit). The SAS unit is designed to control the
deployment of the driver air bag depending on how close the driver seat is to the steering
wheel.
The air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning light flashes if the sensor has a
possible malfunction (page 2-59)(Air Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning
Light).
qFront Passenger Seat Weight Sensors
Your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger seat weight sensors as a part of the
supplemental restraint system. These sensors are located under both of the front passenger
seat rails. These sensors determine the total seated weight on the front passenger seat. The
SAS unit is designed to prevent the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt
pretensioner system from deploying if the total seated weight is less than approximately 30
kg (66 lbs).
To reduce the chance of injuries caused by deployment of the front passenger air bag, the
system deactivates the front passenger front and side air bags and also the seat belt
pretensioner system when:
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There is no passenger in the front passenger seat. (The front passenger air bag
deactivation indicator light does not illuminate.)
The total seated weight on the front passenger seat is less than approximately 30 kg (66
lbs). (The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.)
This system shuts off the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner
system, so make sure the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates
according to the following table.
The air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning light flashes and the front
passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates if the sensors have a possible
malfunction. If this happens, the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt
pretensioner system will not deploy.
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Front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light
This indicator light illuminates to remind you that the front passenger front and side air
bags and seat belt pretensioner will not deploy during a collision.
If the front passenger weight sensors are normal, the indicator light illuminates when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON position. For a specified of time it goes out.
The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates or is off under the following conditions:
OFF
Deactivated
Front passenger seat
belt pretensioner
system
Deactivated
ON
Deactivated
Deactivated
OFF
Ready
Ready
Total seated weight on the Front passenger air bag Front passenger front and
front passenger seat
deactivation indicator light
side air bags
Empty (Not occupied)*
Less than approx. 30 kg
(66 lbs)
Approx. 42 kg (93 lbs) or
more
* If the front passenger seat belt is buckled, the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates,
however this does not indicate a malfunction.
Curtain air bag is ready for inflating despite the chart above.
If the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON position and does not illuminate as indicated in the
above chart, do not allow a child to sit in the front passenger seat and consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. The system may not work properly in an
accident.
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WARNING
Do not decrease the total seated weight on the front passenger seat:
When an adult or large child sits on the front passenger seat, decreasing the total
seated weight on the front passenger seat from the total seated weight of
approximately 42 kg (93 lbs) required for air bag deployment is dangerous. The front
passenger seat weight sensors will detect the reduced total seated weight condition
and the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system
will not deploy during an accident. The front passenger will not have the
supplementary protection of the air bag, which could result in serious injury.
Decreasing the total seated weight on the front passenger seat from the total seated
weight of approximately 42 kg (93 lbs) could result in an air bag not deploying under
the following conditions, for example:
Ø A rear passenger pushes up on the front passenger seat with their feet.
Ø Luggage or other items placed under the front passenger seat or between the
front passenger seat and driver seat that push up the front passenger seat
bottom.
Ø The front passenger seat occupant sits in a manner that does not place the entire
weight of the occupant on the seat such as by sitting too close to the door,
grasping the assist grip or the rim of the moonroof and sitting with the seatback
reclined too far.
Ø Any accessories which might decrease the total seated weight on the front
passenger seat are attached to the front passenger seat.
The front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner systems will
deactivate if the total seated weight on the front passenger seat is close to 30 kg (66
lbs) and they will reactivate before the weight exceeds 42 kg (93 lbs).
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Do not increase the total seated weight on the front passenger seat:
When an infant or small child sits on the front passenger seat, increasing the total
seated weight on the front passenger seat from the total seated weight of
approximately 30 kg (66 lbs) is dangerous. The front passenger seat weight sensors
will detect the increased total seated weight, which could result in the unexpected
deployment of the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner
system in an accident and may cause serious injury. Increasing the total seated
weight on the front passenger seat beyond the total seated weight of approximately
30 kg (66 lbs) could result in the front passenger front and side air bags and seat
belt pretensioner system deployment in an accident under the following conditions,
for example:
Ø Luggage or other items are placed on the seat with the child in the child-restraint
system.
Ø A rear passenger or luggage push or pull down on the front passenger seatback.
Ø A rear passenger steps on the front passenger seat rails with their feet.
Ø Luggage or other items are placed on the seatback or hung on the head restraint.
Ø Heavy items are placed in the seatback map pocket.
Ø The seat is washed.
Ø Liquids are spilled on the seat.
Ø The front passenger seat is moved backward, pushing into luggage or other items
placed behind it.
Ø The front passenger seatback contacts the second-row seat.
Ø Luggage or other items are placed between the front passenger seat and driver
seat.
Ø Any accessories which might increase the total seated weight on the front
passenger seat are attached to the front passenger seat.
The front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner systems will
deactivate if the total seated weight on the front passenger seat is close to 30 kg (66
lbs) and they will reactivate before the weight exceeds 42 kg (93 lbs).
CAUTION
Ø To assure proper deployment of the front air bag and to prevent damage to the
sensors in the front seat bottoms:
Ø Do not place sharp objects on the front seat bottoms or leave heavy luggage on
them.
Ø Do not spill any liquids on the front seats or under the front seats.
Ø To allow the sensors to function properly, always perform the following:
Ø Adjust the front seats as far back as possible and always sit upright against the
seatbacks with seat belts worn properly.
Ø If you place your child on the front passenger seat, secure the child-restraint
system properly and slide the front passenger seat as far back as possible (page
2-43).
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The system requires about 10 seconds to alternate between turning the front passenger front and
side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system on or off.
The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light may illuminate repeatedly if luggage or
other items are put on the front passenger seat, or if the temperature of the vehicle's interior
changes suddenly.
The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light may illuminate for 10 seconds if the total
seated weight on the front passenger seat changes.
If the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate after installing a
child-restraint system on the front passenger seat, install the child-restraint system on the rear
seat and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
qDriver and Front Passenger Buckle Switches
The buckle switches on the front seat belts detect whether or not the front seat belts are
securely fastened and further control the deployment of the air bags.
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qConstant Monitoring
The following components of the air bag systems are monitored by a diagnostic system:
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Front air bag sensor
Air bag modules
Side crash sensors
Air bag/Front seat belt pretensioner system warning light
Front seat belt pretensioners
Front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light
Related wiring
Driver seat slide position sensor
Front passenger seat weight sensors
The diagnostic module continuously monitors the system's readiness. This begins when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON position and continues while the vehicle is being
driven.
qMaintenance
The air bag systems do not require regular maintenance. But if any of the following occurs,
take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible:
l The air bag system warning light flashes.
l The air bag system warning light remains illuminated.
l The air bag system warning light does not illuminate when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
l The air bag system warning beep sound is heard.
l The air bags have deployed.
l Front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position or does not illuminate as indicated in the chart. For
more details about this indicator light and this chart, refer to “Front passenger seat
weight sensors” (page 2-63).
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WARNING
Do not operate a vehicle with damaged air bag/seat belt pretensioner system
components:
Expended or damaged air bag/seat belt pretensioner system components must be
replaced after any collision which caused them to deploy or damage them. Only a
trained Authorized Mazda Dealer can fully evaluate these systems to see that they
will work in any subsequent accident. Driving with an expended or damaged air bag
or pretensioner unit will not afford you the necessary protection in the event of any
subsequent accident which could result in serious injury or death.
Do not remove interior air bag parts:
Removing any components such as the front seats, front dashboard, the steering
wheel or parts on the front and rear window pillars and along the roof edge,
containing air bag parts or sensors is dangerous. These parts contain essential air
bag components. The air bag could accidentally activate and cause serious injuries.
Always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer remove these parts.
Dispose of the air bag properly:
Improper disposal of an air bag or a vehicle with live air bags in it can be extremely
dangerous. Unless all safety procedures are followed, injury can result. Ask an
Authorized Mazda Dealer how to safely dispose of an air bag or how to scrap an air
bag equipped vehicle.
NOTE
If it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the supplementary restraint
system modified to accommodate a person with certain medical conditions in accordance with a
certified physician, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer, refer to “Customer Assistance (U.S.A.)”
(page 9-2).
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Explanation of basic operations and controls; opening/closing and adjustment
of various parts.
Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System ................................ 3-2
Advanced Keys í ...................................................................... 3-2
Operation Using Advanced Keyless Functions ......................... 3-7
Operation Using Advanced Key Functions ............................. 3-13
Advanced Key Suspend Function ........................................... 3-16
Warning and Beep Sounds ...................................................... 3-17
Setting Change (Function Customization) .............................. 3-19
When Warning Indicator/Beep is Activated ............................ 3-20
Doors and Locks .........................................................................
Keys ........................................................................................
Keyless Entry System í ..........................................................
Door Locks .............................................................................
Liftgate ....................................................................................
Power Windows ......................................................................
Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap ...........................................................
Hood .......................................................................................
Moonroof í .............................................................................
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3-21
3-22
3-27
3-30
3-37
3-44
3-46
3-47
Security System ...........................................................................
Immobilizer System (with Advanced Key) .............................
Immobilizer System (without Advanced Key) ........................
Theft-Deterrent System í ........................................................
3-50
3-50
3-53
3-55
Steering Wheel and Mirrors ...................................................... 3-58
Steering Wheel ........................................................................ 3-58
Mirrors .................................................................................... 3-58
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Advanced Keys í
The advanced keyless functions (advanced keyless entry and start system) enables the
following operations while the advanced key is being carried (page 3-7).
l Locking/unlocking the doors and the liftgate without operating the key.
l Starting the engine without operating the key.
Additional functions are available using the buttons on the advanced key.
Refer to Operation Using Advanced Key Functions on page 3-13.
l The following operations are possible using the transmitter of the keyless entry system
from a distance (Lock/Unlock/Panic/Liftgate í button):
Locking/unlocking the doors and the liftgate.
Opening/closing the power liftgate í.
Opening the power windows and the moonroof í.
Operating the theft-deterrent system í.
Turning on the alarm.
l Locking/unlocking the doors or starting the engine using the auxiliary key.
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WARNING
Do not leave the key in your vehicle with children and keep them in a place where
your children will not find or play with them:
Leaving children in a vehicle with the key is dangerous. This could result in someone
being badly injured or even killed. Children may find these new kinds of keys to be
an interesting toy to play with and could cause the power windows or other controls
to operate, or even make the vehicle move.
Radio waves from the advanced key may affect medical equipment such as
pacemakers:
Before using the advanced key near people who use medical equipment, ask the
medical equipment manufacturer or your physician if radio waves from the
advanced key will affect the equipment.
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Refer to Immobilizer System (page 3-50) for information regarding keys and engine starting.
(With theft-deterrent system)
Refer to Theft-Deterrent System (page 3-55) for information regarding keys and the prevention of
vehicle and vehicle contents theft.
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With power liftgate button
Panic button
Power liftgate button
Auxiliary key
Lock button
Unlock button
Operation indicator light
Key code number plate
Without power liftgate button
Panic button
Auxiliary key
Lock button
Unlock button
Operation indicator light
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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CAUTION
Ø Because the advanced key uses low-intensity radio waves, it may not function
correctly under the following conditions:
Ø The advanced key is carried with communication devices such as cellular
phones.
Ø The advanced key contacts or is covered by a metal object.
Ø The advanced key is near electronic devices such as personal computers or cell
phones.
Ø Non-Mazda genuine electronic equipment is installed in the vehicle.
Ø There is equipment which discharges radio waves near the vehicle.
Ø If the vehicle is near equipment such as wireless pay devices installed at certain
gas stations.
Ø The advanced key may consume battery power excessively if it receives highintensity radio waves. Do not place the advanced key near electronic devices such
as televisions or personal computers.
Ø To avoid damage to the advanced key, DO NOT:
Ø Drop the advanced key.
Ø Get the advanced key wet.
Ø Disassemble the advanced key.
Ø Expose the advanced key to high temperatures on places such as the
dashboard or hood, under direct sunlight.
Ø Place heavy objects on the advanced key.
Ø Put the advanced key in an ultrasonic cleaner.
Ø Put any magnetized objects close to the advanced key.
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Battery life is about one year. Be sure to replace the battery as soon as you see the green KEY
indicator light in the instrument cluster begin flashing for 30 seconds after turning off the engine,
otherwise, you will not be able to start the engine using the advanced keyless start system once the
battery is completely dead Refer to KEY warning light (red) on page 5-54. If this occurs, you will
have to either force-start the engine or use the auxiliary key Refer to Advanced Key Battery Dead
Warning on page 3-18.
Additional advanced keys can be obtained at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Up to 6 advanced keys
can be used with the advanced keyless functions per vehicle.
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qAdvanced Key Maintenance
CAUTION
Ø Make sure the battery is installed
with the correct pole facing
upward. Battery leakage could
occur if it is not installed correctly.
Ø When replacing the battery, be
careful not to bend the electrical
terminals or get oil on them. Also
be careful not to get dirt in the
transmitter as it could be
damaged.
Ø There is the danger of explosion if
the battery is not correctly
replaced.
Ø Replace only with the same type
battery (CR2025 or equivalent).
Ø Dispose of used batteries
according to the following
instructions.
Ø Insulate the plus and minus
terminals of the battery using
cellophane or equivalent tape.
Ø Never disassemble.
Ø Never throw the battery into
fire or water.
Ø Never deform or crush.
The following conditions indicate that the
battery power is low:
l The KEY indicator light (green) flashes
in the instrument cluster for about 30
seconds after the engine is turned off.
l The system does not operate and the
operation indicator light on the
transmitter does not flash when the
buttons are pressed.
l The system's operational range is
reduced.
Replacing the battery at an Authorized
Mazda Dealer is recommended to prevent
damage to the advanced key. If replacing
the battery by yourself, follow the
instruction below.
Replacing the advanced key battery
1. Pull out the auxiliary key.
2. Release the cap using a small flathead
screwdriver, then rotate and remove the
cap.
Cap
CAUTION
Do not turn the cap excessively. The
cap may be damaged.
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3. Insert a small flathead screwdriver into
the crack and press the battery out.
qService
If you have a problem with the advanced
keyless functions, consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
If your advanced key is lost or stolen,
bring all remaining advanced keys to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible for a replacement and to make
the lost or stolen advanced key
inoperative.
CAUTION
4. Insert the new battery (CR2025 or
equivalent) with the positive pole (
facing the ( ) mark on the cap.
5. Rotate and close the cap.
Cap
6. Reinsert the auxiliary key.
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Radio equipment like this is governed
by laws in the United States.
Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void
the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
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Operation Using Advanced
Keyless Functions
qOperational Range
Starting the engine
The operational range for starting the
engine includes nearly the entire cabin
area except for the luggage compartment.
Interior transmitter
The system operates only when the driver
is in the vehicle or within operational
range while the advanced key is being
carried.
NOTE
When the battery power is low, or in places
where there are high-intensity radio waves or
noise, the operational range may become
narrower or the system may not operate.
Operational range
Locking, unlocking the doors and the
liftgate
The operational range for locking/
unlocking the doors is an area of up to 80
cm (2.6 ft) from the center of the front
door handles.
The operational range for locking/
unlocking the liftgate is an area of up to
80 cm (2.6 ft) from the center of the
liftgate.
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NOTE
The luggage compartment is out of the
operational range, however, starting the
engine may be possible.
The engine may not start if the advanced
key is placed in the following areas:
Around the dashboard
In the storage compartments such as the
glove box
Starting the engine may be possible even if
the advanced key is outside of the vehicle
and extremely close to a door and window,
however, always start the engine from the
driver's seat.
If the vehicle is started and driven away
while the advanced key is not in the vehicle,
the vehicle will not restart after it is turned
off and the ignition switch is turned to the
Lock position.
If the advanced key is detected within
operational range, the operation indicator
light on the transmitter flashes
momentarily.
The system may not operate if you are too
close to the windows, door handles, or liftgate.
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qLocking, Unlocking with Request
Switch
All doors and the liftgate can be locked/
unlocked by pressing the request switch
on the front doors or the liftgate while the
advanced key is being carried.
Front doors
Request switch
Liftgate
Request switch
NOTE
(Without theft-deterrent system)
The hazard warning lights will flash once to
indicate that the doors and the liftgate are
locked.
(With theft-deterrent system)
The hazard warning lights only flash when the
theft deterrent system is armed.
The hazard warning lights do not flash if all
the doors and the liftgate are locked before the
theft-deterrent system is properly armed.
Refer to the theft-deterrent system on page
3-55.
To unlock
Driver's door request switch
To unlock the driver's door, press the
request switch. A beep sound will be
heard twice and the hazard warning lights
will flash twice.
To unlock all doors and the liftgate, press
the request switch again within 3 seconds
and two more beep sounds will be heard.
NOTE
To lock
To lock the doors and the liftgate, press
the request switch. A beep sound will be
heard once and the hazard warning lights
will flash once.
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The hazard warning lights will flash twice to
indicate that the doors and the liftgate are
unlocked.
(With theft-deterrent system)
The hazard warning lights only flash when the
theft deterrent system is turned off.
The hazard warning lights do not flash unless
the theft deterrent system has been properly
turned off.
Refer to the theft-deterrent system on page
3-55.
Front passenger door/liftgate request
switch
To unlock the doors and the liftgate, press
the request switch. A beep sound will be
heard twice and the hazard warning lights
will flash twice.
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The request switch on the driver's door can
be used to close the power windows and the
moonroof.
Refer to the following pages:
Opening/Closing the Power Windows (page
3-41)
Opening/Closing the Moonroof (page 3-48)
Confirm that all doors and the liftgate are
securely locked.
All doors and the liftgate cannot be locked
when any door or the liftgate is open.
A beep sound is heard for confirmation
when the doors and the liftgate are locked/
unlocked using the request switch. If you
prefer, the beep sound can be turned off
(page 3-19).
The setting can be changed so that the
doors and the liftgate are locked
automatically without pressing the request
switch (page 3-19).
(Auto-lock function)
A beep sound is heard when all doors and
the liftgate are closed while the advanced
key is being carried. All doors and the
liftgate are locked automatically after about
3 seconds when the advanced key is out of
the operational range. Also, the hazard
warning lights flash once. (Even if the
driver is in the operational range, all doors
and the liftgate are locked automatically
after about 30 seconds.)
If you are out of the operational range
before the doors and the liftgate are
completely closed or another advanced key
is left in the vehicle, the auto-lock function
will not work. Always make sure that all
doors and the liftgate are closed and locked
before leaving the vehicle.
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After unlocking doors and the liftgate by
pressing the request switch, all doors and
the liftgate will automatically lock if any of
the following operations are not performed
within about 30 seconds. If your vehicle has
a theft-deterrent system, the hazard
warning lights will flash for confirmation.
A door or the liftgate is opened.
The auxiliary key is inserted into the
ignition switch.
The start knob is pushed.
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qStarting the Engine
Ignition switch positions
As there is no a traditional key, some of
the ignition switch functions are different.
Start knob
LOCK (Released)
The steering wheel locks to help protect
against theft.
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LOCK (Depressed)
The ignition switch can be turned to the
ACC position when the KEY indicator
light (green) illuminates in the instrument
cluster.
WARNING
Before leaving the driver's seat, always
put the key or start knob to LOCK
position, set the parking brake and
make sure the shift lever is in P:
It is important to place the key or
start knob in the LOCK position even
if you are not removing the key from
the ignition or leaving the vehicle.
Leaving the key in other positions
will disable some of the vehicle
security systems and run the battery
down.
Leaving the driver's seat without
putting the ignition switch in LOCK
position, setting the parking brake
and shifting the shift lever to P is
dangerous. Unexpected vehicle
movement could occur. This could
cause an accident.
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jiggle the steering wheel from side to side.
The ignition switch cannot be turned from
the ACC position to the LOCK position
when the shift lever is not in P.
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The steering wheel unlocks and some
electrical accessories will operate.
NOTE
The Advanced Keyless Entry System does not
function in the ACC position, and the doors
will not lock/unlock using the transmitter or
request switches even if the advanced key is
carried away from the vehicle.
ON
This is the normal running position after
the engine is started. The warning lights
(except brakes) should be inspected
before the engine is started (page 5-43).
NOTE
When the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, the sound of the fuel pump motor
operating near the fuel tank can be heard. This
does not indicate an abnormality.
START
The engine is started in this position. It
will crank until you release the start knob;
then it returns to the ON position. The
brake warning light can be checked after
the engine is started (page 5-43).
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Starting the engine
NOTE
NOTE
The starter will not operate if the shift lever is
not in P or N.
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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.
The advanced key must be carried because
the advanced key carries an immobilizer
chip that must communicate with the engine
controls at short range.
When starting the engine, be sure the start
knob is securely attached before trying to
operate it. If the knob becomes detached
from the ignition switch, re-attach it by
pushing it on to the ignition switch.
6. Push the start knob slowly all the way
in.
7. Verify that the KEY indicator light
(green) illuminates in the instrument
cluster. The KEY warning light (red)
means you cannot continue to start the
engine using the Advanced Keyless
System. You may have to use the
auxiliary key instead (page 3-20).
1. Make sure the advanced key is being
carried.
2. Occupants should fasten their seat
belts.
3. Make sure the parking brake is on.
4. Depress the brake pedal.
5. Put the vehicle in park (P). If you must
restart the engine while the vehicle is
moving, shift into neutral (N).
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NOTE
In the following cases, the KEY warning light
(red) illuminates and the engine will not start.
l The advanced key battery is dead.
l The advanced key is out of operational
range.
l The advanced key is placed in areas where
it is difficult for the system to detect the
signal (page 3-7).
l A key from another manufacturer similar to
the advanced key is in the operational
range.
8. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC
position while pushing the start knob
in.
NOTE
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In extremely cold weather or after the
vehicle has not been driven in several days,
let the engine warm up without operating
the accelerator.
Whether the engine is cold or warm, it
should be started without use of the
accelerator.
Turning off the engine
1. Move the shift lever to the P position.
2. Turn the ignition switch from the ON
position to the ACC position.
NOTE
When the engine is turned off and the ignition
switch it turned from the ACC position to the
LOCK position, the KEY indicator light
(green) flashes in the instrument cluster for
about 30 seconds if the battery power of the
advanced key is low. Replace the battery with a
new one.
Refer to Battery Replacement (page 3-6).
3. Push in the start knob from the ACC
position and turn it to the LOCK
position.
9. Turn the ignition switch from the ACC
position to the START position and
hold (up to 10 seconds at a time) until
the engine starts.
CAUTION
Do not 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.
10. After starting the engine, let it idle for
about 10 seconds.
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CAUTION
When leaving the vehicle, make sure
the ignition switch is turned to the
LOCK position.
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NOTE
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When turning the ignition switch to the
LOCK position, the ignition switch has to
be pushed in from the ACC position and
turned. Without being pushed in, the
ignition switch stops at the ACC position
and the vehicle battery may be discharged
if the ignition switch is left in the ACC
position. When leaving the vehicle, make
sure the ignition switch is turned to the
LOCK position.
If the vehicle is left with the ignition switch
not in the LOCK position, a beep sound is
heard and the indicator light flashes to
notify the driver.
Refer to Warning Beep (page 3-17).
Operation Using Advanced
Key Functions
qKeyless Entry System
This system uses the more traditional
keyless entry buttons to remotely lock and
unlock the doors and the liftgate, and
opens the power windows and the
moonroof.
It can also help you signal for attention.
Press the buttons slowly and carefully.
NOTE
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The keyless entry system is designed to
operate up to about 2.5 m (8 ft) from the
center of the vehicle, but this may vary due
to local conditions.
The system does not operate when the
auxiliary key is in the ignition switch.
With the start knob installed in the LOCK
position, the system is fully operational. If
the ignition switch is not in the LOCK
position or the start knob is pushed in, the
system does not operate.
All doors and the liftgate cannot be locked
by pressing the lock button while any door
or the liftgate is open. The hazard warning
lights will also not flash.
If the transmitter does not operate when
pressing a button or the operational range
becomes too small, the battery may be
dead. To install a new battery, refer to
Maintenance (page 3-5).
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NOTE
Transmitter
with power liftgate
Lock button
Unlock button
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Panic button
Power liftgate
button
without power liftgate
Lock button
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(U.S.A.)
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
(CANADA)
This device complies with RSS-210 of
Industry CANADA. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
NOTE
Panic button
Unlock button
The unlock button can be used to open the
power windows and the moonroof, but the lock
button cannot be used to close the power
windows and the moonroof.
Refer to the following pages:
Opening/Closing the Power Windows (page
3-41)
Opening/Closing the Moonroof (page 3-48)
The operation indicator light flashes when
the buttons are pressed.
Lock button
To lock the doors and the liftgate, press
the lock button. A beep sound will be
heard once and the hazard warning lights
will flash once.
To confirm that all doors and the liftgate
have been locked, press the lock button
again within 5 seconds. If they are closed
and locked, the horn will sound.
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NOTE
NOTE
(Without theft-deterrent system)
The hazard warning lights will flash once to
indicate that all doors and the liftgate are
locked.
(With theft-deterrent system)
The hazard warning lights only flash when the
theft deterrent system is armed.
The hazard warning lights do not flash if all
the doors and the liftgate are locked before the
theft-deterrent system is properly armed.
Refer to the theft-deterrent system on page
3-55.
(Auto re-lock function)
After unlocking with the transmitter, All doors
and the liftgate will automatically lock and the
hazard warning light will flash if any of the
following operations are not performed within
about 30 seconds. If your vehicle has a theftdeterrent system, the hazard warning lights
will flash for confirmation.
l A door or the liftgate is opened.
l The auxiliary key is inserted into the
ignition switch.
l The start knob is pressed.
NOTE
Power liftgate button
If your Mazda has a power liftgate (page
3-32), the transmitter can open/close the
liftgate.
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All doors and the liftgate cannot be locked
when any door or the liftgate is open.
Confirm that all doors and the liftgate are
locked visually or audibly by use of the
double click.
Unlock button
To unlock the driver's door, press the
unlock button. A beep will be heard twice
and the hazard warning lights will flash
twice.
To unlock all doors and the liftgate, press
the unlock button again within 3 seconds
and two more beep sounds will be heard.
NOTE
(Without theft-deterrent system)
The hazard warning lights will flash twice to
indicate that all doors and the liftgate are
unlocked.
(With theft-deterrent system)
The hazard warning lights only flash when the
theft deterrent system is turned off.
The hazard warning lights do not flash unless
the theft deterrent system has been properly
turned off.
Refer to the theft-deterrent system on page
3-55.
Panic button
If you witness from a distance someone
attempting to break into or damage your
vehicle, pressing the panic button will
activate the vehicle's alarm.
NOTE
The panic button will work whether any door
or the liftgate is open or closed.
(Turning on the alarm)
Pressing the panic button for 1 second or
more will trigger the alarm for about 2
minutes and 30 seconds, and the
following will occur:
l The horn sounds intermittently.
l The hazard warning lights flash.
(Turning off the alarm)
The alarm stops by pressing any button on
the transmitter.
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qAuxiliary Key Function
Use the auxiliary key stored in the
advanced key in the event of a dead
transmitter battery or malfunction.
Removing the auxiliary key
Pull out the auxiliary key from the
advanced key.
Locking, unlocking the doors
The doors can be locked/unlocked using
the auxiliary key, refer to Locking,
Unlocking with Key (page 3-27).
Starting the engine
The engine can be started with the
auxiliary key, refer to Ignition Switch
(page 5-2).
Locking, unlocking the glove box
The glove box can be locked/unlocked
using the auxiliary key, refer to Glove
Box (page 6-147).
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Advanced Key Suspend
Function
If one advanced key is left in the vehicle
and a second advanced key is used to lock
it, the functions of the advanced key left
in the vehicle is temporarily suspended to
prevent theft of the vehicle.
The following are inoperable:
l Starting the engine using the start
knob.
l Operating the request switches.
To restore these functions, perform any
one of the following:
l Press the lock or unlock button on the
advanced key which has had its
functions temporarily suspended.
l While carrying another advanced key,
push in the start knob until the KEY
indicator light (green) illuminates.
l Insert the auxiliary key and turn the
ignition switch to the ON position.
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Warning and Beep Sounds
qSystem Malfunction Warning Beep
If any malfunction occurs in the advanced
keyless function, the KEY warning light
(red) in the instrument cluster illuminates
continuously and beep sounds will be
heard.
CAUTION
If the KEY warning light (red) remains
illuminated, do not continue to drive
the vehicle with the advanced keyless
function. Park the vehicle in a safe
place and use the auxiliary key to
continue driving the vehicle. Have the
vehicle inspected at an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
Refer to Ignition Switch (page 5-2).
qStart Knob Not in LOCK
Warning Beep
If the start knob is in the ACC position
and the driver's door is opened, a
continuous beep sound will be heard to
notify the driver that the start knob has not
been returned to the LOCK position. In
this case, the keyless entry system does
not operate, the car cannot be locked, and
the battery will run down.
qAdvanced Key Removed from
Vehicle Warning Beep
Under the following conditions, a beep
sound will be heard and the KEY warning
light (red) will flash continuously when
the start knob has not been returned to the
LOCK position to notify the driver that
the advanced key has been removed. The
KEY warning light (red) will stop flashing
when the advanced key is back inside the
vehicle:
l The start knob has not been returned to
the LOCK position, the driver's door is
open, and the advanced key is removed
from the vehicle. (A beep sound will be
heard 3 times.)
However the beep sound will be heard
continuously when the start knob is in
the ACC position and the door is open
due to the activation of the warning
beep sound indicating that the start
knob is not in the LOCK position.
l The start knob has not been returned to
the LOCK position and all the doors
are closed after removing the advanced
key from the vehicle. (A beep sound
will be heard 6 times.)
NOTE
Because the advanced key utilizes low-intensity
radio waves, the Advanced Key Removed From
Vehicle Warning may activate if the advanced
key is carried together with a metal object or it
is placed in a poor signal reception area
within the vehicle.
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qRequest Switch Inoperable
Warning Beep
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If the request switch for a front door or the
liftgate is pressed under the following
conditions while the advanced key is
being carried, a beep will be heard 6 times
to indicate that the front doors and the
liftgate cannot be locked.
l A door or the liftgate is open (door ajar
included).
l The start knob has not been returned to
the LOCK position.
l The auxiliary key is inserted into the
ignition switch.
qAdvanced Key Battery Dead
Warning
When the start knob is returned to the
ACC or LOCK position from the ON
position, the KEY indicator light (green)
flashes for approximately 30 seconds
indicating that the remaining battery
power is low. Replace with a new battery
before the advanced key becomes
unusable.
Refer to Advanced Key Maintenance
(page 3-5).
NOTE
The advanced key can be set so that the KEY
indicator light (green) does not flash even if
the battery power is low.
Refer to Setting Change (page 3-19).
qEngine Start Not Permitted Warning
Under the following conditions, the KEY
warning light (red) flashes to inform the
driver that the start knob will not rotate to
the ACC position even if it is pushed in
from the LOCK position.
l The advanced key battery is dead.
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The advanced key is not within
operational range.
The advanced key is placed in areas
where it is difficult for the system to
detect the signal (page 3-7).
A key from another manufacturer
similar to the advanced key is in the
operational range.
qAdvanced Key Left-in-vehicle
Warning Beep
If an advanced key is left in the vehicle
cabin and all the doors and the liftgate are
locked using a separate advanced key, a
beep sound is heard for about 10 seconds
to remind the driver that the advanced key
has been left in the vehicle cabin. If this
happens, the doors and the liftgate lock
but the functions of the advanced key left
in the vehicle cabin may be temporarily
suspended. Perform the following
procedure to restore the functions of the
advanced key (page 3-16).
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Setting Change (Function Customization)
The following function settings are possible. These settings can only be changed by an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Setting
Advanced key battery
dead indicator
Lock/unlock operation
confirmation beep
sound*1
Autolock function*2
Function
KEY indicator light (green) flashes to indicate
that the advanced key battery power is low.
A beep sound is heard to confirm that all doors or
the liftgate have been locked/unlocked.
When all doors and the liftgate are closed and the
advanced key is being carried and out of
operational range, all the doors and the liftgate
automatically lock after 3 seconds.
(Even if the driver is in the operational range, all
doors and the liftgate are locked automatically
after about 30 seconds.)
At Initial Setting
After Setting
Change
Activated
Deactivated
Activated
Deactivated
Deactivated
Activated
*1: When the autolock function is operating, the warning sound will be heard regardless of the setting.
*2: When the autolock function is enabled, windows will not automatically close. You must close them before
leaving vehicle.
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When Warning Indicator/Beep is Activated
Under the following conditions, warning beeps are heard and a warning/indicator light in
the instrument cluster illuminates to notify the driver of improper operation of the
advanced key to prevent theft of the vehicle (page 3-17).
Warning
When a door is open, a continuous beep sound will be
heard.
When a door is open, 3 beep sounds are heard, and the
KEY warning light (red) in the instrument cluster
flashes.
When a door is closed, a beep sound is heard 6 times,
and the KEY warning light (red) in the instrument
cluster flashes.
When locking the doors, the chime sounds for about ten
seconds.
How to check
Check whether the start knob has been returned to the
LOCK position.
Check whether the advanced key has been removed
from the vehicle.
Check whether the advanced key has been removed
from the vehicle.
Check whether the advanced key has been left in the
vehicle.
Check whether the advanced key has been left in the
vehicle.
When attempting to lock the doors by pressing the
request switch on the front doors, and six beep sounds Check whether the start knob has been returned to the
are heard.
LOCK position.
Check whether a door or the liftgate is open.
The advanced key battery power is low. Replace the
When the KEY indicator light (green) flashes in the
battery with a new one.
instrument cluster.
Refer to Advanced Key Maintenance on page 3-5.
The advanced key is malfunctioning. Park the vehicle in
When the KEY warning light (red) remains illuminated a safe place, and use the auxiliary key to continue
in the instrument cluster.
driving the vehicle. Have the vehicle inspected at an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
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Keys
WARNING
Do not leave the key in your vehicle
with children and keep them in a place
where your children will not find or
play with them:
Leaving children in a vehicle with the
key is dangerous. This could result in
someone being badly injured or even
killed. Children may find these new
kinds of keys to be an interesting toy
to play with and could cause the
power windows or other controls to
operate, or even make the vehicle
move.
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.
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Write down the code number and keep it in
a separate safe and convenient place, but
not in the vehicle.
If your key is lost, consult your Authorized
Mazda Dealer and have your code number
ready.
Some types of key chains cannot be
attached to the retractable type key. In this
case, use the key ring provided with the
transmitter which has the key code number
plate attached.
NOTE
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Refer to Immobilizer System (page 3-53) for
information regarding keys and engine
starting.
(With theft-deterrent system)
Refer to Theft-Deterrent System (page 3-55)
for information regarding keys and the
prevention of vehicle and vehicle contents
theft.
Key ring
The keys operate all locks.
Retractable
type key
Key code number plate
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Key extend/retract method (Retractable
type key)
To extend the key, press the release
button.
Keyless Entry System í
This system remotely locks and unlocks
the doors and the liftgate, and opens the
power windows and the moonroof.
It can also help you signal for attention.
Press the buttons slowly and carefully.
CAUTION
To retract the key, rotate it into the holder
while pressing the release button.
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To avoid damage to the transmitter,
do not:
Ø Drop the transmitter.
Ø Get the transmitter wet.
Ø Disassemble the transmitter.
Ø Expose the transmitter to any kind
of magnetic field.
Ø Expose the transmitter to high
temperatures on places such as
the dashboard or hood, under
direct sunlight.
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NOTE
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The keyless entry system is designed to
operate up to about 2.5 m (8 ft) from the
center of the vehicle, but this may vary due
to local conditions.
The system does not operate when the key is
in the ignition switch.
Doors and the liftgate can be locked by
pressing the lock button while any other
door or the liftgate is open. Also, the hazard
warning lights will not flash and the horn
will not sound.
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 3-25).
Additional transmitters can be obtained at
an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Up to 3
transmitters can be used with the keyless
entry system per vehicle. Bring all
transmitters to an Authorized Mazda
Dealer when additional transmitters are
required.
qTransmitter
Lock button
Unlock button
Operation
indicator light
Panic button
NOTE
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This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
(CANADA)
This device complies with RSS-210 of
Industry CANADA. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
NOTE
The unlock button can be used to open the
power windows and the moonroof, but the lock
button cannot be used to close the power
windows and the moonroof.
Refer to the following pages:
Opening/Closing the Power Windows (page
3-41)
Opening/Closing the Moonroof (page 3-48)
The operation indicator light flashes when
the buttons are pressed.
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Lock button
To lock the doors and the liftgate, press
the lock button and the hazard warning
lights will flash once.
To unlock all doors and the liftgate, press
the unlock button again within 3 seconds
and the hazard warning lights will flash
twice.
NOTE
To confirm that all doors and the liftgate
have been locked, press the lock button
again within 5 seconds. If they are closed
and locked, the horn will sound and the
hazard warning lights will flash once.
NOTE
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Pressing the transmitter lock button to lock
the doors while any door is open does not
sound the horn.
(Without theft-deterrent system)
The hazard warning lights will flash once
to indicate that all doors and the liftgate
are locked.
(With theft-deterrent system)
The hazard warning lights only flash when
the theft deterrent system is armed.
The hazard warning lights do not flash if all
the doors and the liftgate are locked before
the theft-deterrent system is properly
armed.
Refer to the theft-deterrent system on page
3-55.
NOTE
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All doors and the liftgate cannot be locked
when the key is in the ignition switch.
Confirm that all doors and the liftgate are
locked visually or audibly by use of the
double click.
Unlock button
To unlock the driver's door, press the
unlock button and the hazard warning
lights will flash twice.
(Without theft-deterrent system)
The hazard warning lights will flash twice to
indicate that all doors and the liftgate are
unlocked.
(With theft-deterrent system)
The hazard warning lights only flash when the
theft deterrent system is turned off.
The hazard warning lights do not flash unless
the theft deterrent system has been properly
turned off.
Refer to the theft-deterrent system on page
3-55.
NOTE
Auto re-lock function
After unlocking with the transmitter, all doors
and the liftgate will automatically lock if one
of the doors or the liftgate is not opened within
about 30 seconds.
Panic button
If you witness from a distance someone
attempting to break into or damage your
vehicle, pressing the panic button will
activate the vehicle's alarm.
NOTE
The panic button will work whether any door
or the liftgate is open or closed.
Turning on the alarm
Pressing the panic button once will trigger
the alarm for about 2 minutes and 30
seconds, and the following will occur:
l The horn sounds intermittently.
l The hazard warning lights flash.
Turning off the alarm
Press any button on the transmitter.
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qTransmitter Maintenance
If the buttons on the transmitter are
inoperable and the operation indicator
light does not flash, the battery may be
dead.
Replace with a new battery before the
transmitter becomes unusable.
2. Insert a screwdriver into the slot and
push the tab to remove the key from
the transmitter.
Tab
CAUTION
Ø Install the battery with the positive
pole ( ) facing down. Battery
leakage could occur if it is not
installed correctly.
Ø When replacing the battery, be
careful not to bend the electrical
terminals or get oil on them. Also
be careful not to get dirt in the
transmitter as it could be
damaged.
Ø There is the danger of explosion if
the battery is not correctly
replaced.
Ø Replace only with the same type
battery (CR1620 or equivalent).
Ø Dispose of used batteries
according to the following
instructions.
Ø Insulate the plus and minus
terminals of the battery using
cellophane or equivalent tape.
Ø Never disassemble.
Ø Never throw the battery into
fire and/or water.
Ø Never deform or crush.
3. Insert a screwdriver into the slot and
gently pry open the transmitter.
4. Remove the battery.
Replacing the transmitter battery
1. Unfold the key (page 3-21).
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5. Put in the new battery (CR1620 or
equivalent) with the positive pole (
facing down.
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qService
If you have a problem with the keyless
entry system, consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
If your transmitter is lost or stolen, bring
all remaining transmitters to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible for a replacement and to make
the lost or stolen transmitter inoperative.
CAUTION
6. Align the front and back covers and
snap the transmitter shut.
7. Align the key with the transmitter as
shown in the figure, and insert the key
until a click sound is heard.
CAUTION
Insert the key into the transmitter
securely until a click sound is heard.
If it is not inserted securely, it could
detach from the transmitter.
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Radio equipment like this is governed
by laws in the United States.
Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void
the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
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WARNING
Always take all children and pets with
you or leave a responsible person with
them:
Leaving a child or a pet unattended
in a parked vehicle is dangerous. In
hot weather, temperatures inside a
vehicle can become high enough to
cause brain damage or even death.
Do not leave the key in your vehicle
with children and keep them in a place
where your children will not find or
play with them:
Leaving children in a vehicle with the
key is dangerous. This could result in
someone being badly injured or even
killed.
Keep all doors locked when driving:
Unlocked doors in a moving vehicle
are dangerous. Passengers can fall
out if a door is accidentally opened
and can more easily be thrown out in
an accident.
Always close all the windows and the
moonroof, lock the doors and take the
key with you when leaving your vehicle
unattended:
Leaving your vehicle unlocked is
dangerous as children could lock
themselves in a hot vehicle, which
could result in death. Also, a vehicle
left unlocked becomes an easy target
for thieves and intruders.
qLocking, Unlocking with Key
The driver's door can be locked/unlocked
with the key.
Turn the key toward the front to unlock,
toward the back to lock.
Unlock
Lock
qLocking, Unlocking with Request
Switch (with Advanced Key)
The doors can be locked/unlocked by
operating the request switch while
carrying the advanced key outside the
vehicle, refer to Operations Using
Advanced Keyless Functions (page 3-7).
qLocking, Unlocking with
Transmitter (with Advanced Key)
The doors can be locked/unlocked by
operating the keyless entry system
transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System
(page 3-13).
qLocking, Unlocking with Transmitter
(with Retractable Type Key)
The doors can be locked/unlocked by
operating the keyless entry system
transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System
(page 3-22).
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qLocking, Unlocking with DoorLock Knob
To lock any door from the inside, push the
door-lock knob.
To unlock, pull it out.
This does not operate the other door
locks.
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(With advanced key)
The driver's door cannot be locked using
the door-lock knob from the outside.
(With retractable type key)
The driver's door cannot be locked using
the door-lock knob from the outside if the
key is in the ignition switch.
When locking the doors this way, be careful
not to leave the key inside the vehicle.
qPower Door Locks
Vehicle lock-out prevention
Lock
Unlock
To lock any door with the door-lock knob
from the outside, push the door-lock knob
to the lock position and close the door.
This does not operate the other door
locks.
Door-lock knob
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(With advanced key)
The vehicle lock-out prevention feature
prevents you from locking yourself out of
the vehicle. All doors and the liftgate will
automatically unlock if they are locked
using the power door locks with any door
or the liftgate open.
(With retractable type key)
The vehicle lock-out prevention feature
prevents you from locking yourself out of
the vehicle. With the key in the ignition
switch, all doors and the liftgate will
automatically unlock if they are locked
using the power door locks with any door
or the liftgate open.
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Locking, unlocking with key
All doors and the liftgate lock
automatically when the driver's door is
locked with the key. All doors and the
liftgate unlock when the driver's door is
unlocked and the key is held in the unlock
position for one second or longer.
Locking, unlocking with door-lock
switch
All doors and the liftgate lock
automatically when lock side is pressed.
They all unlock when unlock side is
pressed.
Unlock
Unlock
Lock
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 the key into the driver's
door lock and turn the key briefly to the unlock
position and then immediately return it to the
center position.
Locking, unlocking with request switch
(with advanced key)
All doors and the liftgate can be locked/
unlocked by operating the request switch
on the front doors and the liftgate while
carrying the advanced key outside the
vehicle, refer to Operations Using
Advanced Keyless Functions (page 3-7).
Locking, unlocking with transmitter
(with advanced key)
All doors and the liftgate can be locked/
unlocked by operating the keyless entry
system transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry
System (page 3-13).
Locking, unlocking with transmitter
(with retractable type key)
All doors and the liftgate can be locked/
unlocked by operating the keyless entry
system transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry
System (page 3-22).
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qRear 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 pulling
the outside handle.
Lock
Unlock
Liftgate
WARNING
Never allow a person to ride in the
luggage compartment:
Allowing a person to ride in the
luggage compartment is dangerous.
The person in the luggage
compartment could be seriously
injured or killed during sudden
braking or a collision.
Do not drive with the liftgate open:
Exhaust gas in the cabin of a vehicle
is dangerous. An open liftgate in a
moving vehicle will cause exhaust
gas to be drawn into the cabin. This
gas contains CO (carbon monoxide),
which is colorless, odorless, and
highly poisonous, and it can cause
loss of consciousness and death.
Moreover, an open liftgate could
cause occupants to fall out in an
accident.
qLocking, Unlocking with Request
Switch (with Advanced Key)
The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by
operating the request switch while
carrying the advanced key outside the
vehicle, refer to Operations Using
Advanced Keyless Functions (page 3-7).
qLocking, Unlocking with
Transmitter (with Advanced Key)
The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by
operating the keyless entry system
transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System
(page 3-13).
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qLocking, Unlocking with Transmitter
(with Retractable Type Key)
The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by
operating the keyless entry system
transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System
(page 3-22).
qLocking, Unlocking with DoorLock Switch
The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by
operating the door-lock switch, refer to
Power Door Locks (page 3-28).
NOTE
If the vehicle battery is dead or there is a
malfunction in the electrical system and the
liftgate cannot be unlocked, perform the
following procedure as an emergency measure
to unlock it:
1. Remove the cap on the interior surface of
the liftgate with a flathead screwdriver.
Cap
qOpening and Closing the Liftgate
Manually opening the liftgate
WARNING
Always fully open the liftgate when
opening it:
Raising the liftgate only partially is
dangerous as it could drop
unexpectedly resulting in injury.
Pull up on the handle.
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2. (With power liftgate)
Push the liftgate while pressing the lever
down.
(Without power liftgate)
Turn the lever to the right to unlock the
liftgate
With power liftgate
Lever
Without power liftgate
Lever
After performing this emergency measure,
have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
Manually closing the liftgate
Use both hands to push the liftgate down
until the lock snaps shut. Do not slam it.
Pull up on the liftgate to make sure it is
securely latched.
qPower Liftgate í
The power liftgate opens/closes
electrically by operating switches in the
vehicle or the buttons on the keyless entry
system transmitter.
Refer to Keyless Entry System on page
3-13.
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WARNING
Be sure to watch the power liftgate as
it opens or closes, and make sure that
it closes completely:
Opening or closing the power liftgate
while not watching it move is
dangerous. Because of unseen
obstacles and the jam-safe feature, a
liftgate may not close completely
and, if left unnoticed, could result in
serious injury or death if an occupant
were to fall out of the vehicle.
Always be sure that the area around
the liftgate is clear before activating
it.
Always confirm the safety of the area
around the power liftgate before
operating it electrically.
Not checking the area around the
liftgate for people before operating it
using the power liftgate switch or the
button on the keyless entry system is
dangerous. A person could become
caught between the liftgate and an
obstruction while it is opening
electrically or between the liftgate
and vehicle while it is closing
electrically, resulting in an accident
and serious injury.
Always be sure the power liftgate
completely closes before shifting into
gear and driving the vehicle:
Shifting out of Park (P) while the
liftgate is moving is dangerous. The
liftgate will not close completely and
this could result in serious injury or
death if an occupant were to fall out
of the vehicle. Occupants in the
vehicle will also not have full
protection in a collision.
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Never allow children to operate the
power liftgate system:
Allowing children to operate the
power liftgate switch and the keyless
entry system is dangerous. Children
are not aware of the dangers of
people getting fingers and hands
caught in a moving liftgate. If
someone's neck, head or hands get
caught in a closing door, it could
result in death or serious injury.
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CAUTION
Ø When closing the power liftgate,
make sure there are no foreign
objects around the striker. If
foreign objects are obstructing the
striker, the liftgate may not close
properly.
Striker
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Ø Do not install accessories to the
power liftgate other than specified
accessories. Otherwise, it cannot
be opened/closed automatically
and could result in a malfunction.
Ø Be careful when switching the
power liftgate from electrical to
manual operation. The power
liftgate may open/close
unexpectedly depending on its
position which could result in
injury.
Do not apply unnecessary force to the
power liftgate when it is opening/closing
electrically. Unnecessary force on the
liftgate may cause it to reverse direction of
movement automatically.
The power liftgate may not open/close
electrically if the vehicle is parked on an
incline, or there is strong wind, or the
liftgate is laden with snow.
The power liftgate will not operate unless it
is unlocked. The power liftgate does not
operate unless it is unlocked using the
power door lock function.
Refer to the Power Door Locks on page
3-28.
If a power liftgate system fuse has blown,
the liftgate cannot be opened using the
power liftgate switch or the outer handle
(liftgate). Use the emergency lever to open
the liftgate.
Fully close the power liftgate before
disconnecting the vehicle battery. If the
battery is disconnected with the liftgate
open, it cannot be opened or closed
automatically after the battery is
reconnected.
To restore the power liftgate functions,
perform the following:
1 Park on level ground.
2 Fully close the liftgate manually.
3 Unlock the liftgate and all the doors.
4 Press the power liftgate switch or the
power liftgate button on the keyless entry
system transmitter to fully open the
liftgate.
5 Press the power liftgate switch or the
power liftgate button on the keyless entry
system transmitter again to fully close
the liftgate.
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Opening/Closing the power liftgate
If the vehicle has satisfied all the
following operation conditions, the power
liftgate can be opened using the power
function.
Operation conditions
(1) The power liftgate is unlocked.
(2) The shift lever is in park (P) when the
ignition switch is in the ON position.
Operation from the driver's seat (To
open/close)
Press the power liftgate switch for about
one second or more while the liftgate is in
the fully closed/open position. The hazard
warning lights flash twice and the liftgate
opens/closes fully after the beep sound is
heard.
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If condition (2) is not satisfied while the
power liftgate is opening electrically, the
beep sound will be heard and the liftgate
will move in the reverse direction
automatically.
If condition (2) is not satisfied while the
power liftgate is closing electrically, the
beep sound will be heard and the liftgate
continues closing.
When condition (2) is satisfied, you can
resume power liftgate open/close operation
with the switches.
When the ignition switch is in the ON
position, the transmitter does not operate.
Operation using the transmitter
Press the open/close button on the
transmitter for one second or more with
the power liftgate in the fully closed/open
position. The hazard warning lights flash
twice and the liftgate opens/closes after
the beep sounds.
Refer to Keyless Entry System on page
3-13.
Power liftgate
switch
Operation from outside (To close only)
Press the power liftgate close switch while
the liftgate is fully opened. The hazard
warning lights flash twice and the liftgate
closes automatically after the beep sound
is heard.
Power liftgate
close switch
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NOTE
If the power liftgate switch/power liftgate close
switch/power liftgate button on the transmitter
is pressed or the outside handle is operated
while the liftgate is opening/closing
electrically, the beep sound is heard and the
liftgate moves in the reverse direction
automatically. If this operation is repeated the
system switches to manual operation.
Jam-safe equipment
While the power liftgate is opening/
closing electrically and the system detects
a person or an object in the liftgate's path,
the liftgate will move in the reverse
direction automatically.
CAUTION
Sensors are installed on both ends of
the power liftgate. Be careful not to
allow the sensors to be scratched or
damaged by sharp objects, otherwise
the liftgate may no longer open/close
automatically. In addition, if the
sensor is damaged while the liftgate
is closing automatically, the system
changes to manual operation.
Sensor
WARNING
Always check the area around the
power liftgate before opening/closing
it:
Not checking for occupants and
objects around the power liftgate
before opening/closing it is
dangerous. The jam-safe equipment
is designed to prevent jamming in the
event an obstruction is in the
liftgate's path. The system may not
detect certain objects obstructing the
liftgate depending on the way they
are positioned and their shape.
However, if the jam-safe function
detects an obstruction and moves the
liftgate in the reverse direction, an
occupant in the liftgate's path could
be seriously injured.
NOTE
The jam-safe equipment does not activate
during easy closure operation when the power
liftgate is between the door-ajar position and
fully closed position.
When the power liftgate is moving in the
open/close direction and an obstruction is
detected, the beep sound will be heard and
the liftgate moves in the reverse direction.
NOTE
If the system repeatedly detects an object
obstructing the power liftgate in the open/close
direction several times, the beep sound will be
heard and the system changes to manual
operation.
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Power liftgate drop prevention
mechanism
The power liftgate drop prevention
mechanism activates if the system detects
weight such as that caused by a snowladen liftgate when it is opened
electrically. After the liftgate is fully
opened, the beep sound will be heard and
the liftgate closes automatically.
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If the power liftgate is snow-laden, remove
the snow before operating the liftgate.
Trying to force the power liftgate closed
manually immediately after it has fully
opened automatically may activate the
liftgate drop prevention mechanism.
However, this does not indicate a
malfunction.
Liftgate easy closure
The Easy Closure system automatically
closes the liftgate completely from the
near-shut position.
This system also operates when the
liftgate is closed manually.
WARNING
When closing a liftgate, always keep
hands and fingers away from the
liftgate:
Placing hands or fingers around a
liftgate is dangerous because the
liftgate closes automatically from the
near-shut position, which could
cause hands and fingers to be
pinched and injured.
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If the liftgate handle is pulled while the
easy closure function is operating, the
liftgate can be opened.
If the liftgate is opened/closed repeatedly in
a short period of time, the easy closure
function may not operate. Wait for a while
and then try again.
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Power Windows
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position for the power windows to
operate.
qOperating the Front Power Windows
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Make sure the opening is clear before
closing a window:
Closing power windows are
dangerous. A person's hands, head,
or even neck could be caught by the
window and result in serious injury
or even death.
This warning applies especially to
children.
Always lock all passenger power
windows with the power window lock
switch on the driver's side while
children are in the vehicle, and never
allow children to play with power
window switches:
Leaving the power window switches
unlocked while children are in the
vehicle is dangerous. Power window
switches that are not locked with the
power window lock switch would
allow children to operate power
windows unintentionally which could
result in serious injury if a child's
hands, head or neck becomes caught
by the window.
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Each passenger power window can be
operated with each door switch when the
power window lock switch on the driver's
door is in the unlocked position (page
3-41).
Each passenger power window can also be
operated by the power window master
control switches on the driver's door.
Owner master control switch
Driver's window
Left rear
window
Front passenger's
window
Right rear window
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for the front power windows using the
power window master control switches on
the driver's door or front passenger's door
switch.
Manual opening/closing
Auto-opening/closing
Two-step down function
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Manual opening/closing
To open a power window to the desired
position, lightly hold down the switch.
To close the power window to the desired
position, lightly pull up the switch.
Owner master control switch
Open
Close
Driver's window
Front passenger's
window
NOTE
(POWER WINDOW RESET PROCEDURE)
If the battery was disconnected during vehicle
maintenance, or for other reasons such as a
switch continues to be operated after the
window is fully open/close, the power windows
will not fully open and close automatically.
Resetting of the automatic function can be
performed using the driver's master control
switch or the front passenger door switch.
The power window auto function reset
procedure can be done on one or both door
switches. The power window auto function will
only resume on the side that has been reset.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
Front passenger switch
Close
Open
2. Make sure that the power window lock
switch located on the driver's door is not
depressed.
3. Press the switch and fully open the power
window.
4. Pull up the switch to fully close the power
window and continue holding the switch for
about 2 seconds after the window fully
closes.
5. Repeat Steps 3-4 for each front power
window.
Auto-opening/closing
To fully open a power window
automatically, press the switch completely
down.
To fully close the power window
automatically, pull the switch completely
up.
To stop the power window partway, pull
or press the switch in the opposite
direction and then release it.
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6. Make sure that the power windows operate
correctly using the door switches.
Two-step down function
With the power window completely
closed, press the switch lightly and it will
open and stop about 3 cm (1 in) from the
top.
If you continue to press and hold the
switch, the window will resume opening
all the way.
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NOTE
NOTE
Pressing the power window switch once when
the window is fully closed will only open it
about 3 cm (1 in) to allow convenient
ventilation of the cabin.
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Canceling the two-step down function
To cancel the two-step down function for
the front power windows, carry out the
following procedure using the master
control switches.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON
position and complete the following
procedure within 5 seconds:
Press the power window switch 2 times
firmly, then pull it 2 times firmly.
Owner master control switch
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The two-step down function cannot be
canceled if the procedure is not completed
within the specified times, or the procedure
is changed along the way. To redo the
procedure, first turn the ignition switch to
the LOCK position and proceed from the
beginning.
If you are unable to cancel the function
despite carrying out the cancellation
procedure, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
Restoring the two-step down function
With the two-step down function in the
canceled state, repeat the previous
procedure for canceling the function on
each door switch and it will be restored.
NOTE
If you are unable to restore the function despite
doing the restore procedure, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Jam-safe window
Driver's window
Front passenger's
window
2. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.
3. With the ignition switch in the LOCK
position, and within 40 seconds, turn
the ignition switch to the ON position
and complete the following procedure
within 5 seconds:
Press the power window switch 2 times
firmly, then pull 2 times firmly.
If a person's hands, head or an object
blocks the window during the manual
closing operation or the auto-closing
operation, the window will stop and open
halfway.
WARNING
Make sure nothing blocks the window
just before it reaches the fully closed
position or while fully holding up the
power window switch:
Blocking the power window just
before it reaches the fully closed
position or while fully holding up the
power window switch is dangerous.
In this case, the jam-safe function
cannot prevent the window from
closing all the way. If fingers are
caught, serious injuries could occur.
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Depending on driving conditions, a closing
power window could stop and start opening
when the window feels a shock that is
similar to something blocking it.
In the event the jam-safe function activates
and the power window cannot be closed
automatically, pull and hold the switch fully
and the window will close.
The jam-safe window function does not
operate until the system is re-initialized.
qOperating the Rear Power Windows
The power windows may be operated
when the power window lock switch on
the driver's door is in the unlocked
position.
The rear power windows may be opened
or closed using the power window master
control switches on the driver's door.
Engine-off power window operation
The power window can be operated for
about 40 seconds after the ignition switch
is turned from the ON position to the
ACC or LOCK position with all doors
closed. If any door is opened, the power
window will be inoperable.
Left rear
window
Right rear window
Power window lock
switch
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window, the switch must be held up firmly
throughout window closure because the
auto-closing function will be inoperable.
The two-step down function is inoperable
during engine-off operation.
To open the power window to the desired
position, hold down the switch.
To close the power window to the desired
position, pull up the switch.
Close
Open
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Engine-off power window operation
The power windows can be operated for
about 40 seconds after the ignition switch
is turned from the ON position to the
ACC or LOCK position with all doors
closed. If any door is opened, the power
windows will be inoperable.
NOTE
qPower Window Lock Switch
qOpening/Closing the Power Windows
and the Moonroof from Outside
With the lock switch in the unlocked
position (button not depressed), all power
windows on each door can be operated.
With the lock switch in the locked
position (button depressed), only the
driver's side power window can be
operated.
Locked position
Unlocked position
WARNING
When the power window lock switch is in the
locked position, the light on each power
window switch, except for the driver's power
window switch, turns off. The light may be
difficult to see depending on the surrounding
brightness.
The front power windows and the
moonroof can be opened or closed from
outside the vehicle after the doors and the
liftgate are closed.
The front power windows may be
operated remotely when the power
window lock switch on the driver's door is
in the lock or unlocked position.
WARNING
Make sure the opening is clear before
closing a window and the moonroof:
Closing power windows and the
moonroof are dangerous. A person's
hands, head, or even neck could be
caught by the window or the
moonroof and result in serious injury
or even death.
This warning applies especially to
children.
Unless a passenger needs to operate a
power window, keep the power window
lock switch in the locked position:
Unintentional power window
operation is dangerous. A person's
hands, head, or neck could be caught
by the window and result in serious
injury.
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The power windows and the moonroof
cannot be opened or closed from outside
the vehicle under the following condition:
A door or the liftgate is opened.
The key is inserted into the ignition
switch.
The start knob is in any position except
LOCK. (With advanced key)
The power windows and the moonroof may
not close completely. Make sure all the
windows and the moonroof are closed.
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If the power windows and the moonroof
cannot be closed completely, operate each
power window switch or the tilt/slide switch
from inside the vehicle. After closing the
windows and the moonroof from outside the
vehicle, verify that they are completely
closed.
With unlock button (Keyless entry
system)
Press the unlock button on the transmitter
once, then press again within 1.5 seconds
and hold.
After the doors and the liftgate are
unlocked, the two front windows and the
moonroof open while the unlock button is
pressed.
To stop the windows and the moonroof
while opening, release the button.
If the operation is performed from the
beginning again, the windows and the
moonroof open.
Advanced key
Panic button
Lock button
Unlock button
Opening
Because nobody likes getting into a very
hot car, Mazda has introduced a way to
open the two front windows and the
moonroof as you approach the vehicle to
get the air moving before you get in.
WARNING
Use the remote auto-window and the
auto-moonroof function only when you
can see the vehicle and it is in a secure
area:
Do not let children play with your
keys. If they open the window and
moonroof without your knowing, the
open windows and moonroof are an
even bigger invitation to a thief than
leaving the doors unlocked.
The windows and moonroof can be
opened for ventilating the cabin before
getting in the vehicle.
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Liftgate button
Retractable type key
Lock button
Unlock button
Panic button
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The unlock button does not operate unless
it is pressed twice sequentially.
The lock button cannot be used to close the
power windows and the moonroof.
With key
1. Insert the key in the driver's door key
cylinder.
2. Rotate the key counterclockwise and
hold until the windows and the
moonroof are completely open. After
the doors and the liftgate are unlocked,
the windows fully open automatically.
Open
NOTE
(With advanced key)
If the auto-lock function (page 3-8) has been
activated, the doors and the liftgate
automatically lock as you walk away from the
vehicle, however, the power windows and the
moonroof cannot be closed. When leaving the
vehicle, close the windows and the moonroof
using the power window switch or the tilt or
slide switch inside the vehicle, the key, or a
request switch on the front door handles.
With key
1. Insert the key in the driver's door key
cylinder.
2. Rotate the key clockwise and hold until
the windows and the moonroof are
completely open. After the doors and
the liftgate are locked, the windows
and the moonroof close as long as the
key is turned.
To stop this operation, turn the key to the
center position, then turn it
counterclockwise again.
NOTE
The window and the moonroof opening
operation also can be stopped by turning the
key clockwise. However, the doors and the
liftgate will lock.
Closing
The windows and the moonroof can be
closed in case they are left open after
getting out of the vehicle.
Close
With request switch on the driver's
door (Advanced key)
1. If the doors and the liftgate are locked,
unlock them.
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2. Press and hold the request switch on
the driver's door. After the doors and
the liftgate are locked, the windows
and the moonroof close as long as the
request switch is pressed.
Request switch
To stop the windows and the moonroof
from closing, release the request switch. If
the operation is performed from the
beginning again, the windows and the
moonroof close.
Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap
WARNING
When removing the fuel cap, loosen the
cap slightly and wait for any hissing to
stop. Then remove it:
Fuel spray is dangerous. Fuel can
burn skin and eyes and cause illness
if ingested. Fuel spray is released
when there is pressure in the fuel
tank and the fuel cap is removed too
quickly.
Before refueling, stop the engine, and
always keep sparks and flames away
from the filler neck:
Fuel vapor is dangerous. It could be
ignited by sparks or flames causing
serious burns and injuries.
Additionally, use of the incorrect fuel
filler cap or not using a fuel filler cap
may result in fuel leak, which could
result in serious burns or death in an
accident.
CAUTION
Always use only a genuine Mazda
fuel cap or an approved equivalent,
available at an Authorized Mazda
Dealer. The wrong cap can result in a
serious malfunction of the fuel and
emission control systems. It may also
cause the check engine light in the
instrument cluster to illuminate.
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qFuel-Filler Lid
To open, pull the remote fuel-filler lid
release.
Remote fuel-filler
lid release
qFuel-Filler Cap
To remove the fuel-filler cap, turn it
counterclockwise.
To close the fuel-filler cap, turn it
clockwise until two or more click sounds
are heard.
CAUTION
If the check fuel cap warning light
illuminates, the fuel-filler cap may
not be properly installed. If the
warning light illuminates, park your
vehicle safely off the right-of-way,
remove the fuel-filler cap and
reinstall it correctly. After the cap has
been correctly installed, the fuel cap
warning light may continue to
illuminate until a number of driving
cycles have been completed. A drive
cycle consists of starting the engine
(after four or more hours with the
engine off) and driving the vehicle on
city and highway roads.
Continuing to drive with the check
fuel cap warning light illuminated
could cause the check engine light to
illuminate as well.
NOTE
The removed cap can be attached to the inner
side of the lid during refueling to prevent fuel
on the cap from dripping onto the vehicle.
Open
Close
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Hood
WARNING
Always check that the hood is closed
and securely locked:
A hood that is not closed and
securely locked is dangerous as it
could fly open while the vehicle is
moving and block the driver's vision
which could result in a serious
accident.
3. Grasp the support rod in the padded
area and secure it in the stay hole
indicated by the arrow to hold the hood
open.
Pad
qOpening the Hood
1. With the vehicle parked, pull the
release handle to unlock the hood.
Support rod
Clip
qClosing the Hood
WARNING
Release handle
2. Insert your hand into the hood opening
and slide the hood latch lever to the
right and lift the hood.
Do not leave items in the engine
compartment:
After you have finished checking or
doing servicing in the engine
compartment, do not forget and
leave items such as tools or rags in
the engine compartment.
Tools or other items left in the engine
compartment could cause engine
damage or a fire leading to an
unexpected accident.
1. Check under the hood area to make
certain all filler caps are in place and
all loose items (e.g. tools, oil
containers, etc.) have been removed.
2. Insert the support rod in its clip while
holding up the hood. Verify that the
support rod is secured in the clip before
closing the hood.
3. Close the hood so that it locks securely.
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NOTE
Moonroof í
The moonroof can be opened or closed
electrically only when the ignition switch
is in the ON position.
Slide switch
Tilt switch
Before washing your Mazda, make sure the
moonroof is completely closed so that water
does not get inside the cabin area. After
washing your Mazda or after it rains, wipe the
water off the moonroof before operating it to
avoid water penetration which could cause
rust and water damage to your headliner.
qOperating the Moonroof
Tilt Operation
The rear of the moonroof can be tilted
open to provide more ventilation.
WARNING
Do not let passengers stand up or
extend part of their body through the
open moonroof while the vehicle is
moving:
Extending the head, arms, or other
parts of the body through the
moonroof is dangerous. The head or
arms could hit something while the
vehicle is moving. This could cause
serious injury or death.
Make sure the opening is clear before
closing the moonroof:
A closing moonroof is dangerous. The
hands, head, or even neck of a
person ―especially a child― could
be caught in it as it closes, causing
serious injury or even death.
To fully tilt automatically, momentarily
press the tilt switch.
To fully close automatically, momentarily
pull the tilt switch or press the front of the
slide switch.
To stop tilting partway, press any part of
the tilt or slide switch.
Tilt down
Close
(Tilt down)
Tilt up
Slide Operation
To fully open automatically, momentarily
press the rear of the slide switch.
To fully close automatically, momentarily
press the front of the slide switch or pull
the tilt switch.
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To stop sliding partway, press any part of
the tilt or slide switch.
Open
Close
Tilt down
(Close)
Power moonroof re-set procedure
If the battery had been disconnected
during vehicle maintenance or for other
reasons, the moonroof may not fully open
or close. The moonroof's jam-safe
function does not function while the
moonroof is re-setting. Carry out the
following procedure to resume operation:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON
position.
2. Press the tilt switch, to partially tilt
open the rear of the moonroof.
NOTE
If the re-set procedure is performed while the
moonroof is in the slide position (partially
open) it closes before the rear tilts opens.
3. Repeat the procedure in Step 2. The
rear of the moonroof tilts open to the
fully open position, then closes a little.
qEngine-off Moonroof Operation
The moonroof can be operated for about
40 seconds after the ignition switch is
turned from the ON position to the ACC
or LOCK position with all doors closed. If
any door is opened, the moonroof will be
inoperable.
qOpening/Closing the Moonroof
from Outside
The moonroof can be opened or closed
from outside the vehicle after the doors
and the liftgate are closed.
Refer to Opening/Closing the Power
Windows and the Moonroof from the
Outside on page 3-41.
qJam-safe Moonroof
If a person's hands, head or an object
blocks the moonroof during closing
operation, the moonroof will stop and
open halfway.
WARNING
Make sure nothing blocks the
moonroof just before it reaches the
fully closed position:
Blocking the moonroof just before it
reaches the closed position is
dangerous.
In this case, the jam-safe function
cannot prevent the moonroof from
stopping. If fingers are caught,
serious injuries could occur.
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Depending on driving conditions, a closing
moonroof could stop and start opening
when the moonroof feels a shock that is
similar to something blocking it.
The moonroof's jam-safe function does not
function while the moonroof is initializing.
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qSunshade
The sunshade can be opened and closed
by hand.
The sunshade opens automatically when
the moonroof is opened, but must be
closed by hand.
Sunshade
CAUTION
Ø The sunshade does not tilt. To
avoid damaging the sunshade, do
not push up on it.
Ø Do not close the sunshade while
the moonroof is opening. Trying to
force the sunshade closed could
damage it.
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Security System
Immobilizer System (with
Advanced Key)
The immobilizer system allows the engine
to start only with an advanced key the
system recognizes.
If someone attempts to start the engine
with an unrecognized advanced key, the
engine will not start, thereby helping to
prevent the theft of your vehicle.
If you have a problem with the
immobilizer system or the advanced key
(including auxiliary key), consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
CAUTION
Ø Radio equipment like this is
governed by laws in the United
States.
Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could
void the user's authority to
operate the equipment.
Ø To avoid damage to the key, do
not:
Ø Drop the key.
Ø Get the key wet.
Ø Expose the key to any kind of
magnetic field.
Ø Expose the key to high
temperatures on places such as
the dashboard or hood, under
direct sunlight.
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CAUTION
Do not allow the following when
starting the engine with the auxiliary
key due to an advanced key dead
battery or other malfunction.
Otherwise the signal from the
auxiliary key will not be received
correctly and the engine may not
start.
Ø Metal parts of other keys or metal
objects touch the key grip.
Ø Spare auxiliary keys or keys for
other vehicles equipped with an
immobilizer system touch or come
near the auxiliary key.
Ø Devices for electronic purchases, or
security passage which touch or
come near the key.
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NOTE
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(U.S.A.)
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
(CANADA)
This device complies with RSS-210 of
Industry CANADA. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
The advanced keys (including auxiliary key)
carry a unique electronic code. For this
reason, and to assure your safety, obtaining
a replacement advanced key (including
auxiliary key) requires some waiting time.
They are only available through an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Always keep a spare advanced key in case
one is lost. If an advanced key is lost,
consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as
soon as possible.
If you lose an advanced key (including
auxiliary key), an Authorized Mazda Dealer
will reset the electronic codes of your
remaining advanced keys (including
auxiliary keys) and immobilizer system.
Bring all the remaining advanced keys
(including auxiliary keys) to an Authorized
Mazda Dealer to reset.
Starting the vehicle with a key that has not
been reset is not possible.
qOperation
Arming
The system is armed when the ignition
switch is turned from the ON position to
the ACC or LOCK position. The security
indicator light in the instrument cluster
flashes every 2 seconds until the system is
disarmed.
Disarming
The system is disarmed when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position with
the registered advanced key.
The security indicator light illuminates for
about 3 seconds and goes out.
If the engine does not start with the
correct advanced key, and the security
indicator light keeps illuminating or
flashing, the system may have a
malfunction. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
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NOTE
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The engine may not start and the security
indicator light may illuminate or flash if the
advanced key is placed in an area where it
is difficult for the system to detect the
signal, such as on the dashboard, or in the
glove box. Move the advanced key to
another place, turn the ignition switch to
the LOCK position, and then restart the
engine.
Signals from a TV or radio station, or from
a transceiver or a mobile telephone could
interfere with your immobilizer system. If
you are using the proper advanced key and
the engine fails to start, check the security
indicator light. If the indicator light is
flashing, turn the ignition switch to the
ACC or LOCK position and wait for a
while, then restart the engine. If it does not
start after 3 or more tries, contact an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
If the security indicator light flashes
continuously while you are driving, do not
shut off the engine. Go to an Authorized
Mazda Dealer and have it checked. If the
engine is shut off while the indicator light is
flashing, you will not be able to restart it.
Since the electronic codes are reset when
repairing the immobilizer system, the
advanced key (including auxiliary key) are
needed. Bring all the advanced keys
(including auxiliary keys) to an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
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qModification and Add-On
Equipment
Mazda cannot guarantee the immobilizer
system's operation if the system has been
modified or if any add-on equipment has
been installed.
CAUTION
To avoid damage to your vehicle, do
not modify the system or install any
add-on equipment to the immobilizer
system or the vehicle.
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Immobilizer System
(without Advanced Key)
The immobilizer system allows the engine
to start only with a key the system
recognizes.
If someone attempts to start the engine
with an unrecognized key, the engine will
not start, thereby helping to prevent the
theft of your vehicle.
If you have a problem with the
immobilizer system or the key, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
CAUTION
Ø Radio equipment like this is
governed by laws in the United
States.
Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could
void the user's authority to
operate the equipment.
Ø To avoid damage to the key, do
not:
Ø Drop the key.
Ø Get the key wet.
Ø Expose the key to any kind of
magnetic field.
Ø Expose the key to high
temperatures on places such as
the dashboard or hood, under
direct sunlight.
CAUTION
When starting the engine do not
allow the following, as the engine
may not start due to the electronic
signal from the ignition key not being
transmitted correctly.
Ø A key ring rests on the key grip.
Ø Metal parts of other keys or metal
objects touch the key grip.
Ø Spare keys or keys for other
vehicles equipped with an
immobilizer system touch or come
near the key grip.
Ø Devices for electronic purchases, or
security passage which touch or
come near the key.
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NOTE
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This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
(CANADA)
This device complies with RSS-210 of
Industry CANADA. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
The keys carry a unique electronic code.
For this reason, and to assure your safety,
obtaining a replacement key requires some
waiting time. They are only available
through an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Always keep a spare key, in case one is lost.
If a key is lost, contact an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
If you lose a key, an Authorized Mazda
Dealer will reset the electronic codes of
your remaining keys and immobilizer
system. Bring all the remaining keys to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer to reset.
Starting the vehicle with a key that has not
been reset is not possible.
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qOperation
Arming
The system is armed when the ignition
switch is turned from the ON to the ACC
or LOCK position.
The security indicator light in the
instrument cluster flashes every two
seconds until the system is disarmed.
Disarming
The system is disarmed when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position with
the correct ignition key.
The security indicator light illuminates for
about three seconds and goes out.
If the engine does not start with the
correct ignition key, and the security
indicator light keeps illuminating or
flashing, the system may have a
malfunction. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
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NOTE
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If the security indicator light illuminates
and stays on when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, the engine will
not start.
Signals from a TV or radio station, or from
a transceiver or a mobile telephone, could
interfere with your immobilizer system. If
you are using the proper key and your
engine fails to start, check the security
indicator light. If it is flashing, remove the
ignition key and wait 2 seconds or more,
then reinsert it and try starting the engine
again. If it does not start after 3 or more
tries, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
If the security indicator light flashes
continuously while you are driving, do not
shut off the engine. Go to an Authorized
Mazda Dealer and have it checked. If you
shut off the engine while the light is
flashing you will not be able to restart it.
Since the electronic codes are reset when
repairing the immobilizer system, the keys
are needed. Bring all the existing keys to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
qModification and Add-On
Equipment
Mazda cannot guarantee the immobilizer
system's operation if the system has been
modified or if any add-on equipment has
been installed.
CAUTION
To avoid damage to your vehicle, do
not modify the system or install any
add-on equipment to the immobilizer
system or the vehicle.
Theft-Deterrent System í
If the theft deterrent system detects an
inappropriate entry into the vehicle, which
could result in the vehicle or its contents
being stolen, the alarm alerts the
surrounding area of an abnormality by
sounding the horn and flashing the hazard
warning lights.
Refer to Operation on page 3-55.
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The theft-deterrent system operates with the
advanced keyless function, keyless entry
system or the auxiliary key.
The system operates only when the driver is
in the vehicle or within operational range
while the advanced key is being carried.
The system will not function unless it is
properly armed. To properly secure the
vehicle, always make sure all windows are
completely closed and all doors and the
liftgate are locked before leaving the
vehicle. Remember to take your advanced
key.
qOperation
What turns it on:
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liftgate.
Opening a door or the hood by
operating an inside door-lock knob or
the hood release handle.
What it does:
l The horn sounds intermittently and the
hazard warning lights flash.
l The alarm continues for about 30
seconds, then stops.
If the system is triggered again, the lights
and horn will activate until a door or the
liftgate is unlocked with the key or with
the transmitter.
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NOTE
NOTE
If the battery goes dead while the theftdeterrent system is armed, the horn will
activate and the hazard warning lights will
flash when the battery is charged or replaced.
Auto re-lock function
After unlocking with the transmitter or the
request switch, all doors and the liftgate will
automatically lock and the hazard warning
lights will flash if any of the following
operations are not performed within about 30
seconds.
l A door or the liftgate is opened.
l The auxiliary key inserted into the ignition
switch (with advanced key).
l The start knob is pushed (with advanced
key).
qHow to Arm the System
1. Remove the key from the ignition
switch.
(With advanced key)
Turn the start knob to the LOCK
position.
2. Make sure the hood is closed. Close
and lock all doors and the liftgate from
the outside using the key. If you have
the keyless entry system, press the lock
button on the transmitter.
(With advanced key)
Press a request switch or the lock
button on the transmitter.
(Without advanced key)
The following method will also arm the
theft-deterrent system:
Close the hood and the liftgate . Press
the area on the door-lock switch
marked “ ” once. Close all doors.
The hazard warning lights will flash
once to indicate that the system is
armed.
The theft deterrent system can also be
armed by activating the auto re-lock
function with all the doors, the liftgate and
the hood closed.
qTo Turn off an Armed System
An armed system can be turned off by any
one of the following methods:
l Unlock a door with the key.
l Press the unlock button on the keyless
entry system transmitter.
l Insert the key into the ignition switch
and turn it to the ON position.
l (With advanced key)
Press a request switch or the unlock
button on the transmitter.
Turn the start knob to the ON
position.
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The hazard warning lights will flash twice
to indicate that the system is turned off.
qTo Stop an Alarm
A triggered alarm can be turned off by
any one of the following methods:
l Unlock a door or the liftgate with the
key.
l Press the unlock button on the keyless
entry system transmitter.
l (With advanced key)
Press a request switch.
Press the unlock button on the
transmitter.
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NOTE
If you have any problem with the theftdeterrent system, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
qTheft-Deterrent Labels
A label indicating that your vehicle is
equipped with a Theft-Deterrent System is
in the glove compartment.
Mazda recommends that you affix it to the
lower rear corner of a front door window.
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Steering Wheel
WARNING
Never adjust the steering wheel while
the vehicle is moving:
Adjusting the steering wheel while
the vehicle is moving is dangerous.
Moving it can very easily cause the
driver to abruptly turn to the left or
right. This can lead to loss of control
or an accident.
qSteering Wheel Adjustment
To change the angle or length of the
steering wheel:
1. Stop the vehicle, pull down the lock
release lever under the steering
column.
Lock release
lever
Mirrors
qOutside Mirrors
Check the mirror angles before driving.
Mirror type
Flat type (driver's side)
Flat surface mirror.
Convex type (front passenger side)
The mirror has single curvature on its
surface.
WARNING
Be sure to look over your shoulder
before changing lanes:
Changing lanes without taking into
account the actual distance of the
vehicle in the convex mirror is
dangerous. You could have a serious
accident. What you see in the convex
mirror is closer than it appears.
Power mirror
The ignition switch must be in the ACC
or ON position.
To adjust:
1. Press the left or right side of the
selector switch to choose the left or
right side mirror.
2. Tilt the steering wheel and/or adjust the
steering column length to the desired
positions, push the lever up to lock the
column.
3. Push the wheel up and down to be
certain it's locked before driving.
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2. Depress the mirror switch in the
appropriate direction.
Outside mirror
Selector switch
Mirror switch
After adjusting the mirror, lock the control
by placing the selector switch in the
middle position.
qRearview Mirror
WARNING
Do not stack cargo or objects higher
than the seatbacks:
Cargo stacked higher than the
seatbacks is dangerous. It can block
your view in the rearview mirror,
which might cause you to hit another
car when changing lanes.
Rearview mirror adjustment
Before driving, adjust the rearview mirror
to center on the scene through the rear
window.
Manual day/night mirror
Folding the mirror
Fold the outside mirror rearward until it is
flush with the vehicle.
Auto-dimming mirror
WARNING
Always return the outside mirrors to
the driving position before you start
driving:
Driving with the outside mirrors
folded in is dangerous. Your rear view
will be restricted, and you could have
an accident.
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NOTE
For the manual day/night mirror, perform the
adjustment with the day/night lever in the day
position.
Reducing glare from headlights
Press the OFF button ( ) to cancel the
automatic dimming function. The
indicator light will turn off.
To reactivate the automatic dimming
function, press the ON button ( ). The
indicator light will illuminate.
Manual day/night mirror
Push the day/night lever forward for day
driving. Pull it back to reduce glare of
headlights from cars at the rear.
Day/Night lever
Indicator light
OFF button
ON button
Day
Night
Auto-dimming mirror
The auto-dimming mirror automatically
reduces glare of headlights from cars at
the rear when the ignition is switched ON.
The door mirrors also adjust in
conjunction with the interior rear view
mirror.
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NOTE
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Do not use glass cleaner or suspend objects
on or around the light sensor. Otherwise,
light sensor sensitivity will be affected and
may not operate normally.
Light sensor
Light sensor
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For information regarding the 3 buttons
(
,
,
) on the auto-dimming
mirror, refer to HomeLink Wireless Control
System (page 5-71).
The auto-dimmer function is canceled when
the ignition is switched ON and the shift
lever/selector lever is in reverse (R).
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Important information about driving your Mazda.
Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions ........................................
Fuel Requirements ....................................................................
Emission Control System ..........................................................
Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide) .........................................
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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
Floor Mat .................................................................................. 4-9
Rocking the Vehicle .................................................................. 4-9
Winter Driving ........................................................................ 4-10
Driving In Flooded Area ......................................................... 4-11
Overloading ............................................................................ 4-12
Driving on Uneven Road ........................................................ 4-13
Towing ......................................................................................... 4-14
Trailer Towing (Except Mexico) ............................................. 4-14
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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.
Fuel with a rating lower than 87 octane (91 RON) could cause the emission control system
to lose effectiveness. It could also cause engine knocking and serious engine damage.
CAUTION
Ø USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL.
Leaded fuel is harmful to the catalytic converter and oxygen sensors and will lead
to deterioration of the emission control system and or failures.
Ø 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.
Ø 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.
l Gasohol containing more than 10% ethanol.
l Gasoline or gasohol containing methanol.
l 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
Never park over or near anything flammable:
Parking over or near anything flammable, such as dry grass, is dangerous. Even with
the engine turned off, the exhaust system remains very hot after normal use and
could ignite anything flammable. A resulting fire could cause serious injury or death.
CAUTION
Ignoring the following precautions could cause lead to accumulate on the catalyst
inside the converter or cause the converter to get very hot. Either condition will
damage the converter and cause poor performance.
Ø USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL.
Ø Do not drive your Mazda with any sign of engine malfunction.
Ø Do not coast with the ignition switch turned off.
Ø Do not descend steep grades in gear with the ignition switch turned off.
Ø Do not operate the engine at high idle for more than 5 minutes.
Ø Do not tamper with the emission control system. All inspections and adjustments
must be made by a qualified technician.
Ø Do not 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
Do not drive your vehicle if you smell exhaust gas inside the vehicle:
Engine exhaust gas is dangerous. This gas contains carbon monoxide (CO), which is
colorless, odorless, and poisonous. When inhaled, it can cause loss of consciousness
and death. If you smell exhaust gas inside your vehicle, keep all windows fully open
and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer immediately.
Do not run the engine when inside an enclosed area:
Running the engine inside an enclosed area, such as a garage, is dangerous. Exhaust
gas, which contains poisonous carbon monoxide, could easily enter the cabin. Loss
of consciousness or even death could occur.
Open the windows or adjust the heating or cooling system to draw fresh air when
idling the engine:
Exhaust gas is dangerous. When your vehicle is stopped with the windows closed
and the engine running for a long time even in an open area, exhaust gas, which
contains poisonous carbon monoxide, could enter the cabin. Loss of consciousness or
even death could occur.
Clear snow from underneath and around your vehicle, particularly the tail pipe,
before starting the engine:
Running the engine when a vehicle is stopped in deep snow is dangerous. The
exhaust pipe could be blocked by the snow, allowing exhaust gas to enter the cabin.
Because exhaust gas contains poisonous carbon monoxide, it could cause loss of
consciousness or even death to occupants in the cabin.
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Before Starting the Engine
Before Getting In
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Be sure the windows, outside mirrors,
and outside lights are clean.
Inspect inflation pressures and
condition of tires.
Look under the vehicle for any sign of
fluid leaks.
If you plan to back up, make sure
nothing is in your way.
NOTE
Engine oil, engine coolant, brake fluid, washer
fluid, and other fluid levels should be
inspected. See Maintenance, Section 8.
After Getting In
Are all doors closed and locked?
Is the seat adjusted properly?
l Are the inside and outside mirrors
adjusted?
l Is everyone's seat belt fastened?
l Check all gauges.
l Check all warning lights when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position.
l Release the parking brake and make
sure the brake warning light goes off.
Always be thoroughly familiar with your
Mazda.
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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.
l Do not race the engine.
l Do not maintain one constant speed,
either slow or fast, for a long period of
time.
l Do not drive constantly at full-throttle
or high engine rpm for extended
periods of time.
l Avoid unnecessary hard stops.
l Avoid full-throttle starts.
l Do not tow a trailer.
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.
l Avoid long warm-ups. Once the engine
runs smoothly, begin driving.
l Avoid fast starts.
l Keep the engine tuned. Follow the
maintenance schedule (page 8-3) and
have an Authorized Mazda Dealer
perform inspections and servicing.
l Use the air conditioner only when
necessary.
l Slow down on rough roads.
l Keep the tires properly inflated.
l Do not carry unnecessary weight.
l Do not rest your foot on the brake
pedal while driving.
l Keep the wheels in correct alignment.
l Keep windows closed at high speeds.
l Slow down when driving in crosswinds
and headwinds.
WARNING
Never stop the engine when going
down a hill:
Stopping the engine when going
down a hill is dangerous. This causes
the loss of power steering and power
brake control, and may cause
damage to the drivetrain. Any loss of
steering or braking control could
cause an accident.
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Hazardous Driving
qDriving on Slippery Surface
WARNING
Be extremely careful if it is necessary to
downshift on slippery surfaces:
Downshifting into lower gear while
driving on slippery surfaces is
dangerous. The sudden change in tire
speed could cause the tires to skid.
This could lead to loss of vehicle
control and an accident.
l
For more traction in starting on
slippery surfaces such as ice or packed
snow, use sand, rock salt, chains,
carpeting, or other nonslip material
under the front wheels.
NOTE
Use snow chains only on the front wheels.
Do not rely on ABS or RSC as a
substitute for safe driving:
The ABS and RSC cannot compensate
for unsafe and reckless driving,
excessive speed, tailgating (following
another vehicle too closely), driving
on ice and snow, and hydroplaning
(reduced tire friction and road
contact because of water on the road
surface). You can still have an
accident.
When driving on ice or in water, snow,
mud, sand, or similar hazards:
l Be cautious and allow extra distance
for braking.
l Avoid sudden braking and sudden
maneuvering.
l Do not pump the brakes. Continue to
press down on the brake pedal.
l If you get stuck, select a lower gear and
accelerate slowly. Do not spin the front
wheels.
l Do not perform abrupt maneuvers
when the road surface changes (such as
from a paved road to gravel) because
the reaction of the vehicle against the
driving operation changes.
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qRoll-over
WARNING
Avoid sharp turns, excessive speed and
abrupt maneuvers when driving this
vehicle:
Sharp turns, excessive speed and
abrupt maneuvering of this vehicle is
dangerous as it could result in the
increased risk of loss of vehicle
control, vehicle roll-over, personal
injury or death.
This vehicle has a higher center of
gravity. Vehicles with a higher center
of gravity such as utility and AWD
vehicles handle differently than
vehicles with a lower center of
gravity.
Utility and AWD vehicles are not
designed for cornering at high speeds
any more than low profile sports cars
are designed to perform satisfactorily
under off-road conditions. In
addition, utility vehicles have a
significantly higher rollover rate than
other types of vehicles.
RSC might help if you get into
trouble, but then it might not be able
to allow you to fully recover, always
drive carefully with the vehicle's
height in mind.
Drive carefully when the vehicle is
loaded by lowering vehicle speed and
applying the brakes earlier:
Abrupt maneuvering and sudden
braking when driving a loaded
vehicle is dangerous as the driving
behavior of a vehicle with a high
center of gravity is different when it is
loaded compared to when it is not,
and could result in the loss of vehicle
control and an accident.
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qEmergency Maneuvering
WARNING
Do not perform abrupt maneuvers
when driving the vehicle in an
emergency situation:
Performing abrupt maneuvers even
when driving in an emergency
situation is dangerous as it could
reduce vehicle stability and
operability resulting in an accident.
Operate the accelerator pedal, brake
pedal, and the steering wheel
smoothly.
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Driving Tips
Floor Mat
WARNING
Make sure the floor mats are hooked
on the retention pins to prevent them
from bunching up under the foot
pedals:
Using a floor mat that is not secured
is dangerous as it will interfere with
the accelerator and brake pedal
operation, which could result in an
accident.
Do not install two floor mats, one on
top of the other, on the driver's side:
Installing two floor mats, one on top
of the other, on the driver's side is
dangerous as the retention pins can
only keep one floor mat from sliding
forward.
In using a heavy duty floor mat for
winter use always remove the
original floor mat.
Loose floor mat(s) will interfere with
the foot pedal and could result in an
accident.
Rocking the Vehicle
WARNING
Do not spin the wheels at more than 56
km/h (35 mph), and do not allow
anyone to stand behind a wheel when
pushing the vehicle:
When the vehicle is stuck, spinning
the wheels at high speed is
dangerous. The spinning tire could
overheat and explode. This could
cause serious injuries.
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 D to R.
When setting a floor mat, position the
floor mat so that its eyelets and inserted
over the pointed end of the retention
posts.
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Winter Driving
Carry emergency gear, including tire
chains, window scraper, a small shovel,
jumper cables, and a small bag of sand
or salt.
Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer to
perform the following precautions:
l Have the proper ratio of antifreeze in
the radiator.
Refer to Engine Coolant on page 8-21.
l Inspect the battery and its cables. Cold
reduces battery capacity.
l Inspect the ignition system for damage
and loose connections.
l Use washer fluid made with
antifreeze―but do not use engine
coolant antifreeze for washer fluid
(page 8-26).
l Do not use the parking brake in
freezing weather as it may freeze.
Instead, shift to P and block the rear
wheels.
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qSnow Tires
Use snow tires on all four wheels
Do not go faster than 120 km/h (75 mph)
while driving with snow tires. Inflate
snow tires 30 kPa (0.3 kgf/cm2, 4.3 psi)
more than recommended on the tire
pressure label (driver's door frame), but
never more than the maximum cold-tire
pressure shown on the tires.
WARNING
Use only the same size and type tires
(snow, radial, or non-radial) on all four
wheels:
Using tires different in size or type is
dangerous. Your vehicle's handling
could be greatly affected and result
in an accident.
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CAUTION
Check local regulations before using
studded tires.
NOTE
If your vehicle is equipped with the tire
pressure monitoring system, the system may
not function correctly when using tires with
steel wire reinforcement in the sidewalls (page
5-31).
qTire Chains
Check local regulations before using tire
chains.
CAUTION
Ø Chains may affect handling.
Ø Do not go faster than 50 km/h (30
mph) or the chain manufacturer's
recommended limit, whichever is
lower.
Ø Drive carefully and avoid bumps,
holes, and sharp turns.
Ø Avoid locked-wheel braking.
Ø Do not use chains on a temporary
spare tire; it may result in damage
to the vehicle and to the tire.
Ø Do not use chains on roads that
are free of snow or ice. The tires
and chains could be damaged.
Ø Chains may scratch or chip
aluminum wheels.
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NOTE
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Use of tire chains on a vehicle equipped
with P245/50R20 specification tires could
cause interference with the vehicle body
and scratching. If tire chains are to be used,
replace both front and rear tires with P
245/60R18 tires. Please consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
If your vehicle is equipped with the tire
pressure monitoring system, the system may
not function correctly when using tire
chains.
Install the chains on the front tires.
Do not use chains on the rear tires.
Use only genuine Mazda tire chains.
Please consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
Installing the chains
1. Secure the chains on the front tires as
tightly as possible. Always follow the
chain manufacturer's instructions.
2. Retighten the chains after driving 1/2
―1 km.
Driving In Flooded Area
WARNING
Dry wet brakes by driving very slowly
and applying the brakes lightly until
brake performance returns to normal:
Driving with wet brakes is
dangerous. Increased stopping
distance or the vehicle pulling to one
side when braking could result in a
serious accident. Light braking will
indicate whether the brakes have
been affected.
CAUTION
Do not drive the vehicle on flooded
roads as it could cause short
circuiting of electrical/electronic
parts, or engine damage or stalling
from water absorption. If the vehicle
has been immersed in water, consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Driving Tips
Overloading
WARNING
Be careful not to overload your vehicle:
The gross axle weight rating (GAWR)
and the gross vehicle weight rating
(GVWR) of your vehicle are on the
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Label
on the driver's door frame. Exceeding
these ratings can cause an accident
or vehicle damage. You can estimate
the weight of your load by weighing
the items (or people) before putting
them in the vehicle.
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Driving on Uneven Road
Your vehicle's suspension and underbody can be damaged if driven on rough/uneven roads
or over speed bumps at excessive speeds. Use care and reduce speed when traveling on
rough/uneven roads or over speed bumps.
Use care not to damage the vehicle's underbody, bumpers or muffler(s) when driving under
the following conditions:
l Ascending or descending a slope with a sharp transition angle
l Ascending or descending a driveway or trailer ramp with a sharp transition angle
Your vehicle is equipped with low profile tires allowing class-leading performance and
handling. As a result, the sidewall of the tires are very thin and the tires and wheels can be
damaged if driven through potholes or on rough/uneven roads at excessive speeds. Use
care and reduce speed when traveling on rough/uneven roads or through potholes.
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Towing
Trailer Towing (Except Mexico)
Your Mazda was designed and built primarily to carry passengers and cargo.
If you tow a trailer, follow these instructions because driver and passenger safety depends
on proper equipment and safe driving habits. Towing a trailer will affect handling, braking,
durability, performance, and economy.
Never overload vehicle or trailer. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer if you need further
details.
CAUTION
Do not tow a trailer during the first 1,000 km (600 miles) of your new Mazda. If you
do, you may damage the engine, transaxle, differential, wheel bearings, and other
power train components.
qWeight Limits
TTW and GCWR
The total trailer weight (TTW), gross combination weight rating (GCWR), gross axle
weight rating (GAWR), trailer load, and trailer tongue load must be within the
prescribed limits.
l The total trailer weight (TTW) is the sum of the weights of the trailer load (trailer
weight plus cargo), trailer hitch, vehicle passengers, and vehicle load. Never allow
the total trailer weight (TTW) to exceed specifications in the Trailer Towing-Load
Table.
l The maximum GCWR is the combination weight of the trailer and load plus the
towing vehicle (including trailer hitch, vehicle passengers, and load). It must not
exceed specifications in the load table.
GAWR and GVWR
Do not exceed front and rear GAWR (gross axle weight rating) and GVWR (gross vehicle
weight rating). If you do, vehicle handling, braking, and performance will be affected.
These values are also on the Motor Vehicle Safety Certification Label posted on the driver's
door frame.
High-altitude operation
In a high-altitude operating environment, a gasoline engine loses power at a rate of 3% to
4% per 304 m (1,000 ft) of elevation. In these conditions, a reduction in gross vehicle
weight and gross combination weight is recommended.
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Towing
TRAILER TOWING-LOAD TABLE
Because vehicle weights vary, adjustments must be made to meet the requirements in this
table.
Model
Without Towing
With Towing
Package
Package
Item
MAX. FRONTAL
AREA
2.97 m2(32 ft2)
4.65 m2(50 ft2)
907 kg (2,000 lb)
1,588 kg (3,500 lb)
Add trailer's weight, load and hitch; vehicle
passengers and vehicle load*
* i.e. baggage, food, camp gear
MAX. TTW
3,096 kg*1(6,826 lb) 3,777 kg*1(8,327 lb)
MAX. GCWR
3,201 kg*2(7,057 lb) 3,882 kg*2(8,558 lb)
Front
MAX. GAWR
Rear
MAX. GVWR
1,271 kg*1(2,802 lb)
1,307 kg*2(2,881 lb)
1,390 kg*1(3,064 lb)
1,456 kg*2(3,210 lb)
2,633 kg*1(5,805 lb)
2,733 kg*2(6,025 lb)
Tongue load
Tongue load/Trailer load × 100 = 10% to
15%
TRAILER-TONGUE LOAD
Trailer load
DISTRIBUTION
OF TRAILER
LOAD
Front
60%
Rear
40%
GCWR: Gross Combination Weight Rating (sum of TTW, vehicle weights and 2 passengers)
GAWR: Gross Axle Weight Rating
GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
*1 2WD
*2 AWD
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Towing
WARNING
Always keep tow loads within specified limits as indicated in the Trailer Towing-Load
Table:
Attempting to tow loads greater than those specified is dangerous as it may cause
serious handling and performance problems that could result in personal injury or
vehicle damage, or both.
Load your trailer with the weight about 60% toward the front and 40% toward the
rear:
Loading the trailer with more weight in the rear than in the front is dangerous.
Doing so could cause you to lose control. The trailer tongue load must be 10%―15%
of the total trailer load (sum of the weights of the trailer and cargo).
Always have the total trailer weight and tongue load determined prior to departure:
Attempting to tow loads without determining the total trailer weight and tongue
load is dangerous. Trailer sway from crosswinds, rough roads or other causes could
result in loss of control and a serious accident.
CAUTION
The total trailer weight and tongue load can be determined by weighing the trailer
on platform scales at a highway weight station or a trucking company.
qTrailer Hitch
Use only a hitch ball recommended by the trailer manufacturer that conforms to the gross
trailer weight requirement.
When not towing a trailer, remove the trailer hitch (if detachable) to reduce the possibility
of damage as a result of the vehicle being rear-ended.
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WARNING
Always make sure the trailer hitch is securely attached before departure:
An unsecured trailer hitch is dangerous as it causes greater trailer sway from
crosswinds, rough roads or other causes, resulting in loss of control and a serious
accident.
Examine all trailer-hitch mounting bolts regularly and tighten any that are loose. If
the hitch is removed, seal any open mounting holes to prevent exhaust, dust, water,
dirt and other foreign elements from filtering in, possibly endangering personal
safety and damaging your vehicle.
Do not install a hitch that stiffens the bumper as it will reduce the bumper's
performance.
Make sure there are no exhaust gas leaks into the passenger compartment if any
mounting bolts are connected to the body:
Modifying your vehicle exhaust system is dangerous. Exhaust gas entering the
vehicle could cause loss of consciousness or even death.
When mounting the trailer hitch, make no modifications to the vehicle exhaust
system.
CAUTION
Ø Make all hitch adjustments with actual loads. Do not load and unload vehicle
while adjusting hitch. This action will change the vehicle height.
Ø Do not use an axle-mounted hitch. This may damage the axle and related parts.
qTires
When towing a trailer, make sure all tires are inflated to the recommended cold-tire
pressure, as indicated on the tire pressure chart on the driver's door frame. Trailer tire size,
load rating, and inflation pressures should conform to tire manufacturer specifications.
WARNING
Never use the temporary spare tire when towing:
Using the temporary spare tire on your vehicle when towing a trailer is dangerous as
it could result in tire failure, loss of control, and injury to vehicle occupants.
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qSafety Chains
Safety chains must be used as a precautionary measure should the trailer become
unintentionally unhitched. They should cross under the trailer tongue and attach to the
hitch. Leave enough slack to allow full turns. Consult literature published by your trailer or
hitch manufacturer for more details.
WARNING
Make sure the safety chain is securely attached to both the trailer and the vehicle
prior to departure:
Towing a trailer without using a safety chain securely attached to both the trailer
and the vehicle is dangerous. If damage occurs to the coupling unit or hitch ball, the
trailer could wander into another lane and cause a collision.
qTrailer Lights
Trailer lights must comply with all federal, state, and local regulations. Equip your trailer
as required before towing it day or night.
CAUTION
Do not connect a trailer lighting system directly to the lighting system of your
Mazda. This may damage your vehicle's electrical system and lighting systems. Have
a recreational vehicle dealer or trailer rental agency connect the system, and inspect
the brake lights and turn signals yourself before each trip.
qTrailer Brakes
If the total trailer weight exceeds 450 kg (1,000 lb), trailer brakes are required. If your
trailer has brakes, make sure they comply with all federal, state, and local regulations.
WARNING
Do not connect a hydraulic trailer-brake system to your vehicle's brake system:
Connecting a hydraulic trailer-brake system directly to the vehicle brake system is
dangerous and will result in inadequate braking and possible injury.
qTrailer Towing Tips
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Verify that your Mazda maintains a near-normal attitude when a loaded or unloaded
trailer is connected. Do not drive if it has an abnormal front-up or front-down position.
Inspect for incorrect tongue load, worn suspension parts, and trailer overloading.
Make sure the trailer is properly loaded and the cargo is secure to prevent it from
shifting.
Make sure the mirrors conform to all government regulations. If they do not, install
required rear view mirrors appropriate for towing purposes.
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The three main causes of vehicle-trailer accidents are driver error, excessive speed, and
improper trailer loading.
Before driving
l Have your cooling and braking system checked by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
l Before starting out, inspect the operation of all vehicle and trailer lights and all vehicleto-trailer connections. Stop and re-inspect all lights and connections after driving a short
distance.
Driving
Your Mazda will handle differently with a trailer in tow, so practice turning, backing,
and stopping in a traffic-free area.
l Take time to get accustomed to the extra weight and length.
l Allow more room between your vehicle and the one in front because braking distance
increases with a trailer. For each 16 km/h (10 mph) of speed, allow at least one vehicle
and trailer length between your Mazda and the vehicle ahead.
l Avoid jerky starts or sudden acceleration.
l Avoid sudden braking. It may cause loss of control and result in jackknifing, especially
so on wet or slippery roads.
l Shift the shift lever to the D position when towing a trailer in hilly terrain or when
heavily loaded.
The D position will allow operating the vehicle without frequent shifting.
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Lane changes and turning
Avoid quick lane changes, sudden turns, and tight turns. Slow down before turning to
avoid the need of sudden braking.
A turning trailer will make a tighter arc than the tow vehicle. Compensate with turns that
are larger than normal.
Passing
Plan well ahead to pass other vehicles, and provide plenty of room before changing lanes.
Crosswinds from passing vehicles, especially larger ones, and the effects of rough roads
will affect handling.
If swaying occurs, firmly grip the steering wheel and reduce speed immediately, but
gradually.
Steer straight ahead. If no extreme correction of steering or braking is made, the
combination of less speed and firm steering will result in stability.
Backing up
Backing a vehicle with a trailer requires practice and patience. Back slowly, and have a
helper outside at the rear of the trailer to reduce the risk of an accident.
To turn the trailer, place your hand at the bottom of the steering wheel and turn it in the
direction you want the trailer to go. Make only slight movements to prevent sharp or
prolonged turning.
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Ascending a hill
Shift into a lower gear to reduce the possibility of overloading or overheating the engine, or
both.
Descending a hill
Shift into a lower gear and use engine compression as a braking effect.
WARNING
Always use lower gears to reduce speed:
Holding the brake pedal down too long or too frequently is dangerous as it could
cause the brakes to overheat and lose power, resulting in loss of control and a
serious accident. Use lower gears to help reduce speed. Pull off the road and allow
brakes to cool down whenever braking performance feels reduced.
Overheated engine
The extra weight of the trailer may strain the engine on hot days and on long or steep
upgrades.
If the temperature gauge indicates overheating, turn off the air conditioner, drive safely to
the side of the road, park off the right-of-way and wait for engine to cool. Refer to
Overheating (page 7-14).
Parking
Always make sure the tires of the trailer and the tow vehicle are blocked while parked.
Apply the parking brake firmly and put the transaxle in P.
Avoid parking on an incline, but if you must, follow these instructions:
1. Depress and hold down the brake pedal.
2. Have a helper put wheel blocks against the downhill side of all vehicle and trailer tires.
3. Then release the brake pedal slowly until the blocks bear the load.
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If the grade is downhill, turn the steering wheel so that the front of the front tires face
the curb.
If it is uphill, face the rear of the front tires against the curb.
4. Firmly apply the parking brake.
5. Shift the transaxle into P, and stop the engine.
To restart after parking on an incline:
1. With the transaxle in P, start the engine. (Be sure to depress and hold the brake pedal.)
2. Shift into gear.
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3. Release the parking brake (also the foot brake) and pull away from the wheel blocks.
Stop; apply the parking brake and shift into P.
4. Have a helper retrieve the wheel blocks.
Fuel consumption
Trailer towing causes higher fuel consumption.
Maintenance
If you tow a trailer frequently, have your vehicle serviced as shown in Scheduled
Maintenance (page 8-3).
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Explanation of instruments and controls.
Starting and Driving ..................................................................... 5-2
Ignition Switch .......................................................................... 5-2
Starting the Engine .................................................................... 5-4
Brake System ............................................................................ 5-5
Automatic Transaxle Controls ................................................ 5-10
Power Steering ........................................................................ 5-16
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Operation í ..................................... 5-16
Cruise Control ......................................................................... 5-19
Traction Control System (TCS) .............................................. 5-22
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)/Roll Stability Control
(RSC) ...................................................................................... 5-25
Tire Pressure Monitoring System í ......................................... 5-27
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) System í ................................. 5-33
Instrument Cluster and Indicators ............................................ 5-38
Meters and Gauges .................................................................. 5-38
Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds ............................ 5-43
Warning/Indicator Lights ........................................................ 5-43
Beep Sounds ........................................................................... 5-58
Switches and Controls ................................................................
Lighting Control .....................................................................
Turn and Lane-Change Signals ...............................................
Fog Lights í ............................................................................
Windshield Wipers and Washer ..............................................
Rear Window Wiper and Washer ............................................
Rear Window Defroster ...........................................................
Horn ........................................................................................
Hazard Warning Flasher ..........................................................
HomeLink Wireless Control System í ....................................
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Ignition Switch
Auxiliary key (with advanced key)
qIgnition Switch Positions
With advanced
key
NOTE
When starting the engine using the advanced
key, refer to Starting the Engine (page 3-9).
When starting the engine with the
auxiliary key, perform the following
procedure.
Without advanced
key
1. Remove the auxiliary key from the
advanced key (page 3-16).
2. Make sure the start knob is in LOCK
position.
3. Remove the start knob by pulling it
outward while pressing the buttons on
both the left and right sides.
4. Insert the auxiliary key in the ignition
switch.
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LOCK
The steering wheel locks to protect
against theft. Only in this position can the
key be removed.
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WARNING
Remove the key only when the vehicle
is parked:
Removing the key from the ignition
switch while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. Removing the key allows
the steering wheel to lock. You will
lose steering control and a serious
accident could occur. (For vehicles
equipped with the advanced key, the
steering wheel locks when the starter
knob is turned to the LOCK position.)
Before leaving the driver's seat, always
put the key or start knob to LOCK
position, set the parking brake and
make sure the shift lever is in P:
It is important to place the key or
start knob in the LOCK position even
if you are not removing the key from
the ignition or leaving the vehicle.
Leaving the key in other positions
will disable some of the vehicle
security systems and run the battery
down.
Leaving the driver's seat without
putting the ignition switch in LOCK
position, setting the parking brake
and shifting the shift lever to P is
dangerous. Unexpected vehicle
movement could occur. This could
cause an accident.
ON
This is the normal running position after
the engine is started. The warning lights
(except brakes) should be inspected
before the engine is started (page 5-43).
NOTE
When the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, the sound of the fuel pump motor
operating near the fuel tank can be heard. This
does not indicate an abnormality.
NOTE
Vibration of the brake pedal may be felt when
the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, however, this is a normal operation of
the DSC/RSC and does not indicate an
abnormality.
START
The engine is started in this position. It
will crank until you release the key; then
it returns to the ON position. The brake
warning light can be checked after the
engine is started (page 5-43).
qIgnition Key Reminder
If the ignition switch is in the LOCK or
ACC position with the key inserted, a
continuous beep sound will be heard
when the driver's door is opened.
NOTE
If turning the key is difficult, jiggle the steering
wheel from side to side.
Leaving the key or start knob in any position
but LOCK position also disables some of the
security features and may run the battery
down.
ACC (Accessory)
The steering wheel unlocks and some
electrical accessories will operate.
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Starting the Engine
NOTE
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Engine-starting is controlled by the spark
ignition system.
This system meets all Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Standard requirements
regulating the impulse electrical field strength
of radio noise.
1. Occupants should fasten their seat
belts.
2. Make sure the parking brake is on.
3. Depress the brake pedal.
4. 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.
5. Turn the ignition switch to the START
position and hold (up to 10 seconds at
a time) until the engine starts.
CAUTION
Do not 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.
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In extremely cold weather or after the
vehicle has not been driven in several days,
let the engine warm up without operating
the accelerator.
Whether the engine is cold or warm, it
should be started without use of the
accelerator.
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Brake System
qFoot Brake
Your Mazda has power-assisted brakes
that adjust automatically through normal
use.
Should power-assist fail, you can stop by
applying greater force than normal to the
brake pedal. But the distance required to
stop will be greater than usual.
WARNING
Do not coast with the engine stalled or
turned off, find a safe place to stop:
Coasting with the engine stalled or
turned off is dangerous. Braking will
require more effort, and the brake's
power-assist could be depleted if you
pump the brake. This will cause
longer stopping distances or even an
accident.
Shift to a lower gear when going down
steep hills:
Driving with your foot continuously
on the brake pedal or steadily
applying the brakes for long
distances is dangerous. This causes
overheated brakes, resulting in
longer stopping distances or even
total brake failure. This could cause
loss of vehicle control and a serious
accident. Avoid continuous
application of the brakes.
Dry brakes that have become wet by
driving very slowly and applying the
brakes lightly until brake performance
is normal:
Driving with wet brakes is
dangerous. Increased stopping
distance or the vehicle pulling to one
side when braking could result in a
serious accident. Light braking will
indicate whether the brakes have
been affected.
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qParking Brake
WARNING
Before leaving the driver's seat, always
put the key or start knob to LOCK
position, set the parking brake and
make sure the shift lever is in P:
It is important to place the key or
start knob in the LOCK position even
if you are not removing the key from
the ignition or leaving the vehicle.
Leaving the key in other positions
will disable some of the vehicle
security systems and run the battery
down.
Leaving the driver's seat without
putting the ignition switch in LOCK
position, setting the parking brake
and shifting the shift lever to P is
dangerous. Unexpected vehicle
movement could occur. This could
cause an accident.
Setting the parking brake
Depress the brake pedal, then depress the
parking brake pedal fully.
Releasing the parking brake
Depress the brake pedal, then depress the
parking brake pedal until it releases.
Gradually let up on the parking brake
pedal.
CAUTION
Driving with the parking brake on
will cause excessive wear of the brake
linings or pads.
NOTE
For parking in snow, refer to Winter Driving
(page 4-10) regarding parking brake use.
NOTE
Release the parking brake pedal once before
trying to reapply it.
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qBrake System Warning Light
NOTE
Having to add brake fluid is sometimes an
indicator of leakage. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible even if the
brake light is no longer illuminated.
WARNING
This warning has the following functions:
Parking brake warning
The light illuminates when the parking
brake is applied with the ignition switch
in the START or ON position. It turns off
when the parking brake is fully released.
Low brake fluid level warning
If the light stays on after the parking brake
is fully released, you may have a brake
problem.
Drive to the side of the road and park off
the right-of-way.
You may notice that the pedal is harder to
depress 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, open the
hood and check the brake fluid level
immediately, and then add fluid if
required (page 8-23).
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 turns off have your brake
system inspected as soon as possible by
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Do not drive with the brake system
warning light illuminated. Contact an
Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the
brakes inspected as soon as possible:
Driving with the brake system
warning light illuminated is
dangerous. It indicates that your
brakes may not work at all or that
they could completely fail at any
time. If this light remains
illuminated, after checking that the
parking brake is fully released, have
the brakes inspected immediately.
qParking Brake Reminder
If the parking brake has not been
completely released and the vehicle is
driven at about 5 km/h (3 mph) or faster, a
continuous beep sound will be heard to
notify the driver that the parking brake
has not been released.
qAnti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
The ABS control unit continuously
monitors the speed of each wheel. If one
is about to lock up, the ABS responds by
automatically releasing and reapplying
that wheel's brake.
The driver will feel a slight vibration in
the brake pedal and may hear a chattering
noise from the brake system. This is
normal when the ABS operates. Continue
to depress the brake pedal without
pumping the brakes.
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WARNING
Do not rely on ABS or RSC as a
substitute for safe driving:
The ABS and RSC cannot compensate
for unsafe and reckless driving,
excessive speed, tailgating (following
another vehicle too closely), driving
on ice and snow, and hydroplaning
(reduced tire friction and road
contact because of water on the road
surface). You can still have an
accident.
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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 sound of the ABS operating may be
heard when starting the engine or
immediately after starting the vehicle.
However, it does not indicate a malfunction.
qABS Warning Light
The warning light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
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If the ABS warning light stays on while
you're driving, the ABS control unit has
detected a system malfunction. If this
occurs, your brakes will function normally
as if the vehicle had no ABS.
Should this happen, consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
NOTE
When the engine is jump-started to charge the
battery, uneven rpm occurs and the ABS
warning light may illuminate. If this occurs, it
is the result of the weak battery and does not
indicate an ABS malfunction.
Recharge the battery.
qElectronic Brake Force
Distribution System Warning
If the electronic brake force distribution
control unit determines that some
components are operating incorrectly, the
control unit may illuminate the brake
system warning light and the ABS
warning light on simultaneously. The
problem is likely to be the electronic
brake force distribution system.
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WARNING
Do not drive with both the ABS warning
light and brake warning light
illuminated. Have the vehicle towed to
an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have
the brakes inspected as soon as
possible:
Driving when the brake system
warning light and ABS warning light
are illuminated simultaneously is
dangerous.
When both lights are illuminated, the
rear wheels could lock more quickly
in an emergency stop than under
normal circumstances.
qBrake 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.
qBrake Assist
During emergency braking situations
when it is necessary to depress the brake
pedal with greater force, the brake assist
system provides braking assistance, thus
enhancing braking performance.
When the brake pedal is depressed hard or
depressed more quickly, the brakes apply
more firmly.
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depressed more quickly, the pedal will feel
softer but the brakes will apply more firmly.
This is a normal effect of the brake assist
operation and does not indicate an
abnormality.
When the brake pedal is depressed hard or
depressed more quickly, a motor/pump
operation noise may be heard. This is a
normal effect of the brake assist and does
not indicate an abnormality.
The brake assist equipment does not
supersede the functionality of the vehicle's
main braking system.
When you hear this noise, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible.
WARNING
Do not drive 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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Automatic Transaxle Controls
Various Lockouts:
Indicates that you must depress the brake pedal to shift (The ignition
switch must be in the ACC or ON position).
Indicates the shift lever can be shifted freely into any position.
NOTE
The Sport AT has an option that is not included in the traditional automatic transaxle - giving the
driver the option of selecting each gear instead of leaving it to the transaxle to shift gears. Even if
you intend to use the automatic transaxle functions as a traditional automatic, you should also be
aware that you can inadvertently shift into manual shift mode and an inappropriate gear may be
retained as the vehicle speed increases. If you notice the engine speed going higher or hear the
engine racing, confirm you have not accidentally slipped into manual shift mode (page 5-12).
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qTransaxle Ranges
The shift lever must be in P or N to
operate the starter.
P (Park)
P locks the transaxle and prevents the
front wheels from rotating.
WARNING
Always set the shift lever to P and set
the parking brake:
Only setting the shift lever to the P
position without using the parking
brake to hold the vehicle is
dangerous. If P fails to hold, the
vehicle could move and cause an
accident.
CAUTION
Ø Shifting into P, N or R while the
vehicle is moving can damage
your transaxle.
Ø Shifting into a driving gear or
reverse when the engine is running
faster than idle can damage the
transaxle.
R (Reverse)
In position R, the vehicle moves only
backward. You must be at a complete stop
before shifting to or from R, except under
rare circumstances as explained in
Rocking the Vehicle (page 4-9).
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.
WARNING
If the engine is running faster than idle,
do not shift from N or P into a driving
gear:
It's dangerous to shift from N or P
into a driving gear when the engine
is running faster than idle. If this is
done, the vehicle could move
suddenly, causing an accident or
serious injury.
Do not shift into N when driving the
vehicle:
Shifting into N while driving is
dangerous. Engine braking cannot be
applied when decelerating which
could lead to an accident or serious
injury.
CAUTION
Do not shift into N when driving the
vehicle. Doing so can cause transaxle
damage.
NOTE
Apply the parking brake or depress the brake
pedal before moving the shift lever from N to
prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly.
D (Drive)
D is the normal driving position. From a
stop, the transaxle will automatically shift
through a 6-gear sequence.
M (Manual)
M is the manual shift mode position.
Gears can be shifted up or down by
operating the shift lever.
Refer to Manual Shift Mode (page 5-12).
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qActive Adaptive Shift (AAS)
Active Adaptive Shift (AAS)
automatically controls the transaxle shift
points to best suit the road conditions and
driver input. This optimizes engine
performance and improves driving
comfort. When cornering the vehicle,
AAS mode will hold the transaxle in the
gear the vehicle was in before entering the
curve, allowing the vehicle to be
accelerated from the same gear after
exiting the curve.
If the driver accelerates rapidly, or
accelerates and decelerates rapidly by
operating the accelerator and brake pedal
for a certain period of time while the
selector lever is in the D position, AAS
mode could activate. When this occurs,
AAS mode will maintain the transaxle in
the optimum gear and the driver may
sense that the transaxle is not shifting,
however this does not indicate an
abnormality.
qShift-Lock System
The shift-lock system prevents shifting
out of P unless the brake pedal is
depressed.
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When the ignition switch is in the LOCK
position, the shift lever 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.
(With Advanced Key)
The ignition switch cannot be turned from
the ACC to the LOCK position when the
shift lever is not in P.
qManual Shift Mode
This mode gives you the feel of driving a
manual transaxle vehicle by operating the
shift lever and allows you to control
engine rpm and torque to the drive wheels
much like a manual transaxle when more
control is desired.
To change to manual shift mode, shift the
lever from D to M.
NOTE
Changing to manual mode can be done while
driving the vehicle with no damage occurring
to the transaxle.
To shift from P:
1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
2. Start the engine.
3. Move the shift lever.
To return to automatic shift mode, shift
the lever from M to D.
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NOTE
Shifting
If you change to manual shift mode when the
vehicle is stopped, the gear will shift to M1.
Indicators
Shift position indicator
Manually Shifting up
(M1→M2→M3→M4→M5→M6)
To shift up to a higher gear, tap the shift
lever back ( ) once.
In manual shift mode, the “M” of the shift
position indicator in the instrument panel
illuminates.
Gear position indicator
The numeral for the selected gear
illuminates.
Shift position indicator
NOTE
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Gear position indicator
NOTE
If the gears cannot be shifted down when
driving at higher speeds, the gear position
indicator will flash twice to signal that the
gears cannot be shifted down.
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When driving slowly, the gears may not
shift up depending on vehicle speed.
In manual shift mode, gears do not shift up
automatically. Do not run the engine with
the tachometer needle in the RED ZONE. If
the tachometer needle enters the RED
ZONE, you may feel engine-braking
because the fuel delivery will be stopped to
protect the engine. However, this does not
indicate an abnormality.
When depressing the accelerator fully, the
transaxle will shift to a lower gear,
depending on vehicle speed.
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Manually Shifting down
(M6→M5→M4→M3→M2→M1)
To shift down to a lower gear, tap the shift
lever forward ( ) once.
Second gear fixed mode
When the shift lever is tapped back ( )
while the vehicle is stopped, the transaxle
is set in the second gear fixed mode. The
gear is fixed in second while in this mode
for easier starting and driving on slippery
roads. If the shift lever is tapped back ( )
or forward ( ) while in the second gear
fixed mode, the mode will be canceled.
Shifting specification
Shifting up
If the vehicle speed is lower than the
speed specified for each gear, the gear
cannot be shifted up to a higher gear.
WARNING
Do not use engine braking on slippery
road surfaces or at high speeds:
Shifting down while driving on wet,
snowy, or frozen roads, or while
driving at high speeds causes sudden
engine braking, which is dangerous.
The sudden change in tire speed
could cause the tires to skid. This
could lead to loss of vehicle control
and an accident.
NOTE
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When driving at high speeds, the gear may
not shift down depending on vehicle speed.
During deceleration, the gear may
automatically shift down depending on
vehicle speed.
When depressing the accelerator fully, the
transaxle will shift to a lower gear,
depending on vehicle speed.
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Gear
M1→M2
M2→M3
M3→M4
M4→M5
M5→M6
Vehicle speed
You can shift up to M2 whether the
vehicle is stopped or moving.
15 km/h (10 mph)
29 km/h (19 mph)
40 km/h (25 mph)
50 km/h (32 mph)
Shifting down
If the vehicle speed is higher than the
speed specified for each gear, the gear
cannot be shifted to a lower gear so as to
protect the transaxle.
Gear
M6→M5
M5→M4
M4→M3
M3→M2
M2→M1
Vehicle speed
230 km/h (142 mph)
201 km/h (124 mph)
150 km/h (93 mph)
96 km/h (59 mph)
49 km/h (30 mph)
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During deceleration, the gears shift down
automatically when speed is reduced to
the following:
On a steep downgrade, downshifting
helps maintain safe speed and prolongs
brake life.
Gear
M6→M5
M5→M4
M4→M3
M3 or M2→M1
qDriving Tips
Vehicle speed
47 km/h (29 mph)
37 km/h (22 mph)
26 km/h (16 mph)
9 km/h (5 mph)
NOTE
The gear does not shift down to M1
automatically while in the second gear fixed
mode.
If the vehicle is kicked down at the
following speeds or lower, the gears shift
down automatically:
Gear
M6→M5
M5→M4
M4→M3
M3→M2
Vehicle speed
230 km/h (142 mph)
90 km/h (55 mph)
65 km/h (40 mph)
40 km/h (24 mph)
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 M1, depending on the
load weight and grade steepness.
3. Release the brake pedal while
gradually accelerating.
Recommendations for shifting
Descending steep grades
Upshifting
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.
For normal acceleration and cruising, we
recommend these shift points.
Gear
M1 to M2
M2 to M3
M3 to M4
M4 to M5
M5 to M6
Vehicle speed
24 km/h (15 mph)
40 km/h (25 mph)
65 km/h (40 mph)
73 km/h (45 mph)
80 km/h (50 mph)
Downshifting
When you must slow down in heavy
traffic or on a steep upgrade, downshift
before the engine starts to overwork. This
gives better acceleration when you need
more speed.
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Power Steering
Power steering is only operable when the
engine is running. If the engine is off or if
the power steering system is inoperable,
you can still steer, but it requires more
physical effort.
If the steering feels stiffer than usual
during normal driving, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
CAUTION
Never hold the steering wheel to the
extreme left or right for more than 5
seconds with the engine running.
This could damage the power
steering system.
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All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
Operation í
AWD provides excellent driveability on
snow-covered and ice-packed roads, sand
and mud, as well as on steep slopes and
other slippery surfaces.
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qAWD Driving
qAWD Warning Light
WARNING
Avoid sharp turns, excessive speed and
abrupt maneuvers when driving this
vehicle:
Sharp turns, excessive speed and
abrupt maneuvering of this vehicle is
dangerous as it could result in the
increased risk of loss of vehicle
control, vehicle roll-over, personal
injury or death.
This vehicle has a higher center of
gravity. Vehicles with a higher center
of gravity such as utility and AWD
vehicles handle differently than
vehicles with a lower center of
gravity.
Utility and AWD vehicles are not
designed for cornering at high speeds
any more than low profile sports cars
are designed to perform satisfactorily
under off-road conditions. In
addition, utility vehicles have a
significantly higher rollover rate than
other types of vehicles.
RSC might help if you get into
trouble, but then it might not be able
to allow you to fully recover, always
drive carefully with the vehicle's
height in mind.
Drive carefully when the vehicle is
loaded by lowering vehicle speed and
applying the brakes earlier:
Abrupt maneuvering and sudden
braking when driving a loaded
vehicle is dangerous as the driving
behavior of a vehicle with a high
center of gravity is different when it is
loaded compared to when it is not,
and could result in the loss of vehicle
control and an accident.
This warning light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
Thereafter, the warning light will
illuminate or flash under the following
conditions:
l Illuminates when there is an
abnormality with the AWD system.
l Flashes when the differential oil
temperature is abnormally high.
l Flashes when there are continually
large differences between front and rear
wheel rotation, such as when trying to
pull away from an icy surface, or when
trying to extricate the vehicle from
mud, sand or similar conditions.
If the AWD warning light illuminates:
If the AWD warning light illuminates,
contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
If the AWD warning light flashes:
Park the vehicle in a safe place. After a
few moments, if the warning light stops
flashing, you can resume driving. If the
light does not stop flashing, contact an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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WARNING
Never spin a wheel that is off the
ground:
Spinning a wheel that is off the
ground as a result of the vehicle
being stuck or in a ditch is
dangerous. The drive assembly could
be seriously damaged which could
lead to an accident or could even
lead to overheating, oil leakage, and
a fire.
qTires and Tire Chains
The condition of the tires plays a large
role in the performance of the vehicle.
Moreover, to prevent adverse effects to
the drive assembly, please note the
following:
Tires
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When replacing tires, always replace
all front and rear tires at the same time.
All tires must be of the same size,
manufacture, brand and tread pattern.
Pay particular attention when
equipping snow or other types of
winter tires.
Do not mix tread-worn tires with
normal tires.
Inspect tire inflation pressures at the
specified periods and adjust to the
specified pressures.
NOTE
Check the tire inflation pressure label attached
to driver's door frame for the correct tire
inflation pressure.
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Make sure to equip the vehicle with
genuine wheels of the specified size,
on all wheels. With AWD, the system
is calibrated for all four wheels being
of the same dimensions.
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Tire chains
l Install tire chains to the front tires.
l Do not use tire chains on the rear
wheels.
l Do not drive the vehicle faster than 30
km/h (19 mph) with the tire chains
installed.
l Do not drive the vehicle with tire
chains on road conditions other than
snow or ice.
qTowing
If the vehicle requires towing, have it
towed with all four wheels completely off
the ground(page 7-19).
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Cruise Control
With cruise control, you can set and
automatically maintain any speed of more
than about 30 km/h (19 mph).
WARNING
Do not use the cruise control under the
following conditions:
Using the cruise control under the
following conditions is dangerous
and could result in loss of vehicle
control.
Ø Hilly terrain
Ø Steep inclines
Ø Heavy or unsteady traffic
Ø Slippery or winding roads
Ø Similar restrictions that require
inconsistent speed
qCruise Main Indicator Light
(Amber)/Cruise Set Indicator
Light (Green)
The indicator light has two colors.
qActivation/Deactivation
To activate the system, press up on the
ON/OFF switch.
The cruise main indicator light
illuminates.
To deactivate the system, press down on
the ON/OFF switch.
The cruise main indicator light turns off.
WARNING
Keep the ON/OFF switch off when
cruise control is not in use:
Leaving the ON/OFF switch on when
not using the cruise control is
dangerous as you may hit one of the
other buttons and put the vehicle in
cruise control unexpectedly. This
could result in loss of vehicle control.
Cruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)
The indicator light illuminates amber
when the ON/OFF switch is pressed up
and the cruise control system is activated.
qTo Set Speed
Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green)
The indicator light illuminates green when
a cruising speed has been set.
2. Accelerate to the desired speed, which
must be more than 30 km/h (19 mph).
1. Activate the cruise control system by
momentarily pressing up the ON/OFF
switch.
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3. Immediately release the cruise control
SET+/SET- switch by pressing it up or
down when the vehicle reaches the
desired speed. Release the accelerator
pedal simultaneously.
qTo Increase Cruising Speed
Follow either of these procedures.
To increase speed using cruise control
switch
Press up the cruise control SET + switch
and hold it. Your vehicle will accelerate.
Release the switch at the speed you want.
Cruise control switch
Cruise control switch
NOTE
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Release the cruise control switch at the
desired speed, otherwise the speed will
continue increasing while the switch is
pulled up, and continue decreasing while it
is pulled down (except when the accelerator
pedal is depressed).
The SET function cannot be activated until
about 2 seconds after the ON/OFF switch
has been engaged.
On a steep grade, the vehicle may
momentarily slow down while ascending,
or speed up while descending.
Cruise control will turn off if vehicle speed
drops below 30 km/h (19 mph) when cruise
is activated, such as when climbing a steep
grade.
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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 cruise control SET
+ switch. Multiple taps will increase your
vehicle speed 1.6 km/h (1 mph) for each
tap.
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To increase speed using accelerator
pedal
Depress the accelerator pedal to accelerate
to the desired speed.
Press down or press up on the cruise
control SET +/SET - switch and release it
immediately.
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 cruise control SET switch. Multiple taps will decrease your
vehicle speed 1.6 km/h (1 mph) for each
tap.
qTo Resume Cruising Speed at
More Than 30 km/h (19 mph)
Cruise control switch
NOTE
If some other method besides the ON/
OFF switch was used to cancel cruising
speed (such as applying the brake pedal)
and the system is still activated, the most
recent set speed will automatically resume
when the RESUME switch is pressed.
If vehicle speed is below 30 km/h (19
mph), increase the vehicle speed up to 30
km/h (19 mph) or more and press the
RESUME switch.
Accelerate if you want to speed up temporarily
when the cruise control is on. Greater speed
will not interfere with or change the set speed.
Take your foot off the accelerator to return to
the set speed.
qTo Decrease Cruising Speed
Press down the cruise control SET switch and hold it. The vehicle will
gradually slow.
Release the switch at the speed you want.
qTo Cancel
To cancel the system, use one of these
methods:
l Pull down the ON/OFF switch.
l Slightly depress the brake pedal.
Cruise control switch
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Press the CANCEL switch.
Traction Control System
(TCS)
The Traction Control System (TCS)
enhances traction and safety by
controlling engine torque and braking.
When the TCS detects driving wheel
slippage, it lowers engine torque and
operates the brakes to prevent loss of
traction.
The system turns off when the ignition is
switched off.
NOTE
Cruise control will cancel at about 15 km/h (9
mph) below the preset speed (such as may
happen when climbing a long, steep grade).
This means that on a slick surface, the
engine adjusts automatically to provide
optimum power to the drive wheels
without causing them to spin and lose
traction.
WARNING
Do not rely on the traction control
system as a substitute for safe driving:
The traction control system (TCS)
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.
Use snow tires or tire chains and drive
at reduced speeds when roads are
covered with ice and/or snow:
Driving without proper traction
devices on snow and/or ice-covered
roads is dangerous. The traction
control system (TCS) alone cannot
provide adequate traction and you
could still have an accident.
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CAUTION
Do not rely on the TCS to maintain
constant control of the vehicle under
severe or maximum handling
conditions. If the TCS operates
frequently due to severe driving
conditions, the TCS may stop
operating to protect the brakes from
overheating. After the brakes have
cooled down, the TCS resumes
normal operation.
qTCS/DSC Indicator Light
qTCS OFF Indicator Light
This indicator light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
It also illuminates when the TCS OFF
switch is pressed and TCS is switched off.
Refer to TCS OFF Switch on page 5-24.
If the light remains illuminated and the
TCS is not switched off, take your vehicle
to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The
dynamic stability control may have a
malfunction.
NOTE
This indicator light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position. If the TCS or DSC is
operating, the indicator light flashes.
If the light stays on, the TCS, DSC or the
brake assist system may have a
malfunction and they may not operate
correctly. Take your vehicle to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
If the TCS/DSC indicator light and the TCS
OFF indicator light remain illuminated even
after turning the ignition switch to the ON
position, attempt the procedure again. If this
still does not work, consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
NOTE
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In addition to the indicator light flashing, a
slight lugging sound will come from the
engine. This indicates that the TCS is
operating properly.
On slippery surfaces, such as fresh snow, it
will be impossible to achieve high rpm
when the TCS is on.
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qTCS OFF Switch
If the vehicle speed is less than 15 km/h
(9 mph), press the TCS OFF switch to
turn off the TCS. The TCS OFF indicator
light will illuminate.
NOTE
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Press the switch again to turn the TCS
back on. The TCS OFF indicator light
will turn off. If the vehicle speed is more
than 15 km/h (9 mph), the TCS OFF
indicator light will not illuminate even if
the switch is pressed.
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When TCS is on and you attempt to free the
vehicle when it is stuck, or drive it out of
freshly fallen snow, the TCS will activate.
Depressing the accelerator will not
increase engine power and freeing the
vehicle may be difficult. When this happens,
turn off the TCS.
If the TCS is off when the engine is turned
off, it automatically activates when the
ignition switch is turned on.
Leaving the TCS on will provide the best
traction.
If the TCS is OFF when the vehicle speed is
more than 15 km/h (9 mph), it
automatically activates and the TCS OFF
indicator light will turn off.
If the TCS OFF switch is pressed and held
for 10 seconds or more, the TCS OFF
switch malfunction detection function
operates and the TCS and DSC/RSC system
activates automatically. The TCS OFF
indicator light turns off while the TCS
system is operative.
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Dynamic Stability Control
(DSC)/Roll Stability
Control (RSC)
The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
automatically controls braking and engine
torque in conjunction with systems such
as ABS and TCS to help control side slip
when driving on slippery surfaces or
during sudden or evasive maneuvering,
enhancing vehicle safety.
The Roll Stability Control (RSC)
automatically controls braking and engine
torque in conjunction with systems such
as ABS and TCS to help control rolling
when cornering at a higher speed or
during sudden or evasive maneuvering,
enhancing vehicle safety.
Refer to ABS (page 5-7) and TCS (page
5-22).
WARNING
Do not rely on the dynamic stability
control as a substitute for safe driving:
The dynamic stability control (DSC)/
Roll Stability Control (RSC) 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.
When driving under bad road
conditions, lower the vehicle speed and
drive carefully:
Reckless driving and excessive speed
under any road conditions is
dangerous as it reduces vehicle
stability and operability which could
result in an accident.
DSC/RSC operation is possible at speeds
greater than 15 km/h (9 mph).
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CAUTION
Ø The DSC/RSC may not operate
correctly unless the following are
observed:
Ø Use tires of the correct size
specified for your Mazda on all
four wheels.
Ø Use tires of the same
manufacturer, brand and tread
pattern on all four wheels.
Ø Do not mix worn tires.
Ø The DSC/RSC may not operate
correctly when tire chains are used
or a temporary spare tire is
installed because the tire diameter
changes.
Ø Do not modify the suspension,
steering wheel, and tires. It may
affect the DSC/RSC.
Ø Do not install non-genuine
speakers since their vibration may
affect the DSC/RSC sensors.
qTCS/DSC/RSC Indicator Light
This indicator light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position. If the TCS or DSC/
RSC is operating, the indicator light
flashes.
If the light stays on, the TCS or DSC/RSC
may have a malfunction and they may not
operate correctly. Take your vehicle to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System í
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) monitors the pressure for each tire.
If tire pressure is too low in one or more tires, the system will inform the driver via the
warning light in the instrument panel and by the warning beep sound.
The tire pressure sensors installed on each wheel send tire pressure data by radio signal to
the receiver unit in the vehicle.
Tire pressure sensors
NOTE
When the ambient temperature is low due to seasonal changes, tire temperatures are also lower.
When the tire temperature decreases, the air pressure decreases as well. The TPMS warning light
may illuminate more frequently. Visually inspect the tires daily before driving, and check tire
pressures monthly with a tire pressure gauge. When checking tire pressures, use of a digital tire
pressure gauge is recommended.
TPMS does not alleviate your need to check the pressure and condition of all four tires
regularly.
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CAUTION
Ø Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold
and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer
on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a
different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation
pressure label, you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure
monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when one
or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire
pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly underinflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation
also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle's
handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it
is the driver's responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if underinflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire
pressure telltale.
Ø Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to
indicate when the system is not operating properly.
The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale.
When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximately
one minute and then remain continuously illuminated. This sequence will
continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to
detect or signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a
variety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or
wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. Always
check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on
your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow
the TPMS to continue to function properly.
Ø To avoid false readings, the system samples for a little while before indicating a
problem. As a result it will not instantaneously register a rapid tire deflation or
blow out.
NOTE
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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qTire Pressure Monitoring System
Warning Light
This warning light illuminates for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
Thereafter, the warning light illuminates
and a beep is heard when tire pressure is
too low in one or more tires, and flashes
when there is a system malfunction.
WARNING
If the tire pressure monitoring system
warning light illuminates or flashes, or
the tire pressure warning beep sound is
heard, decrease vehicle speed
immediately and avoid sudden
maneuvering and braking:
If the tire pressure monitoring system
warning light illuminates or flashes,
or the tire pressure warning beep
sound is heard, it is dangerous to
drive the vehicle at high speeds, or
perform sudden maneuvering or
braking. Vehicle drivability could
worsen and result in an accident.
To determine if you have a slow leak
or a flat, pull over to a safe position
where you can check the visual
condition of the tire and determine if
you have enough air to proceed to a
place where air may be added and
the system monitored again, an
Authorized Mazda Dealer or a tire
repair station.
Do not ignore the TPMS Warning Light:
Ignoring the TPMS warning light is
dangerous, even if you know why it is
illuminated. Have the problem taken
care of as soon as possible before it
develops into a more serious
situation that could lead to tire
failure and a dangerous accident.
Warning light illuminates/Warning
beep sounds
When the warning light illuminates, and
the warning beep sound is heard (about 3
seconds), tire pressure is too low in one or
more tires.
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Adjust the tire pressure to the correct tire
pressure. Refer to the specification charts
(page 10-6).
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CAUTION
When replacing/repairing the tires or
wheels or both, have the work done
by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or
the tire pressure sensors may be
damaged.
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Perform tire pressure adjustment when the
tires are cold. Tire pressure will vary
according to the tire temperature, therefore
let the vehicle stand for 1 hour or only drive
it 1.6 km (1 mile) or less before adjusting
the tire pressures. When pressure is
adjusted on hot tires to the cold inflation
pressure, the TPMS warning light/beep may
turn on after the tires cool and pressure
drops below specification.
Also, an illuminated TPMS warning light,
resulting from the tire air pressure dropping
due to cold ambient temperature, may turn
off if the ambient temperature rises. In this
case, it will also be necessary to adjust the
tire air pressures. If the TPMS warning
light illuminates due to a drop in tire air
pressure, make sure to check and adjust the
tire air pressures.
After adjusting the tire air pressures, it may
require some time for the TPMS warning
light to turn off. If the TPMS warning light
remains illuminated, drive the vehicle at a
speed of at least 25 km/h (16 mph) for 10
minutes, and then verify that it turns off.
Tires loose air naturally over time and the
TPMS cannot tell if the tires are getting too
soft over time or you have a flat. However,
when you find one low tire in a set of fourthat is an indication of trouble; you should
have someone drive the vehicle slowly
forward so you can inspect any low tire for
cuts and any metal objects sticking through
tread or sidewall. Put a few drops of water
in the valve stem to see if it bubbles
indicating a bad valve. Leaks need to be
addressed by more than simply refilling the
trouble tire as leaks are dangerous - take it
to an Authorized Mazda Dealer which has
all the equipment to fix tires, TPMS systems
and order the best replacement tire for your
vehicle.
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If the warning light illuminates again even
after the tire pressures are adjusted, there
may be a tire puncture. Replace the
punctured tire with the temporary spare
tire (page 7-8).
NOTE
A tire pressure sensor is not installed to the
temporary spare tire. The warning light will
flash continuously while the temporary spare
tire is being used.
Warning light flashes
When the warning light flashes, there may
be a system malfunction. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
qSystem Error Activation
When the TPMS warning light flashes,
there may be a system malfunction.
Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
A system error activation may occur in
the following cases:
l When there is equipment or a device
near the vehicle using the same radio
frequency as that of the tire pressure
sensors.
l When using the following devices in
the vehicle that may cause radio
interference with the receiver unit.
A digital device such as a personal
computer.
A current converter device such as a
DC-AC converter.
l When excess snow or ice adheres to
the vehicle, especially around the
wheels.
l When the tire pressure sensor batteries
are exhausted.
l When using a wheel with no tire
pressure sensor installed.
l When using tires with steel wire
reinforcement in the side walls.
l When using tire chains.
qTires and Wheels
CAUTION
When inspecting or adjusting the tire
air pressures, do not apply excessive
force to the stem part of the wheel
unit. The stem part could be
damaged.
Changing tires and wheels
The following procedure allows the
TPMS to recognize a tire pressure sensor's
unique ID signal code whenever tires or
wheels are changed, such as changing to
and from winter tires.
NOTE
Each tire pressure sensor has a unique ID
signal code. The signal code must be
registered with the TPMS before it can work.
The easiest way to do it is to have an
Authorized Mazda Dealer change your tire and
complete ID signal code registration.
When having tires changed at an
Authorized Mazda Dealer
Tire pressure sensor ID signal code
registration is completed when an
Authorized Mazda Dealer changes your
vehicle's tires.
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When changing tires yourself
If you or someone else changes tires, you
or someone else can also undertake the
steps for the TPMS to complete the ID
signal code registration.
1. After tires have been changed, turn the
ignition switch to the ON position, then
turn it back to the ACC or LOCK
position.
2. Wait for about 15 minutes.
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3. After about 15 minutes, drive the
vehicle at a speed of at least 25 km/h
(16 mph) for 10 minutes and the tire
pressure sensor ID signal code will be
registered automatically.
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If the vehicle is driven within about 15 minutes
of changing tires, the tire pressure monitoring
system warning light will flash because the
sensor ID signal code would not have been
registered. If this happens, park the vehicle for
about 15 minutes, after which the sensor ID
signal code will register upon driving the
vehicle for 10 minutes.
Replacing tires and wheels
CAUTION
Ø When replacing/repairing the tires
or wheels or both, have the work
done by an Authorized Mazda
Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors
may be damaged.
Ø The wheels equipped on your
Mazda are specially designed for
installation of the tire pressure
sensors. Do not use non-genuine
wheels, otherwise it may not be
possible to install the tire pressure
sensors.
Be sure to have the tire pressure sensors
installed whenever tires or wheels are
replaced.
When having a tire or wheel or both
replaced, the following types of tire
pressure sensor installations are possible.
l The tire pressure sensor is removed
from the old wheel and installed to the
new one.
l The same tire pressure sensor is used
with the same wheel. Only the tire is
replaced.
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A new tire pressure sensor is installed
to a new wheel.
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The tire pressure sensor ID signal code
must be registered when a new tire pressure
sensor is purchased. For purchase of a tire
pressure sensor and registration of the tire
pressure sensor ID signal code, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
When reinstalling a previously removed tire
pressure sensor to a wheel, replace the
grommet (seal between valve body/sensor
and wheel) for the tire pressure sensor.
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Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) System í
The Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system is designed to assist the driver by monitoring
blind spots on both sides of the vehicle to the rear in certain situations such as when
changing lanes on roads and freeways.
The BSM system monitors the detection areas on both sides of the vehicle to the rear when
the vehicle speed is about 32 km/h (20 mph) or more, and notifies the driver of vehicles in
the detection area by illuminating the BSM warning light.
If the turn signal lever is operated in the direction the BSM warning light is illuminated, the
system warns the driver of the vehicle in the detection area with a beep sound.
Detection areas
WARNING
Do not rely completely on the BSM system and be sure to look over your shoulder
before changing lanes:
The BSM system can assist the driver in confirming the safety of the surroundings
but is not a complete substitute. The driver is responsible for assuring lane changes
and other maneuvers. Always pay attention to the direction in which the vehicle is
traveling and the vehicle's surroundings.
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The radar sensors are equipped inside the rear bumper. (page 5-36)
The system may not operate normally when towing a trailer. Turn off the system by operating the
BSM OFF switch when towing a trailer.
The radar sensors do not detect human, animal, or static objects such as fences. In addition, the
system pauses when the selector lever is shifted to the R position. (The system resumes
automatically when the selector lever is shifted from the R position.)
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The detectability of the radar sensors has its limitations. The BSM system may not operate
properly under the following conditions:
Ice, snow, or soil adheres to the rear bumper surface around the radar sensors.
During adverse weather conditions such as rain or snow, or under conditions where water is
sprayed.
The rear bumper area around the radar sensors is blocked by foreign material (such as
stickers or a bicycle carrier).
The radar sensors may not detect all types of vehicles around your vehicle, especially the
following types of vehicles:
Motorcycles
Vehicles with body shapes that radar may not reflect such as a flatbed trailer with no cargo.
Vehicles with lower body height such as sports cars.
Have the radar sensors inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer if any shock is applied to the
rear bumper, even in a minor accident. If the vehicle is driven with a damaged radar sensor, the
system may not operate properly resulting in an accident.
For repairs or paintwork around the radar sensors, or replacement of the bumper, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
The radar sensors of the BSM system may be regulated under the radio wave related laws of the
country where the vehicle is driven. The sensors in this system are approved for use in the U.S.A.
(including territories), Canada, and Mexico. If a vehicle with a BSM system is driven in a country
other than the U.S.A., Canada, or Mexico, the system has to be turned off using the BSM OFF
switch.
The detection area of the system has been determined based on the lane width of general
freeways. Therefore on a road with a narrower lane width, the system may detect vehicles on a
lane next to the adjacent lane and operate the warning light/beep. On a road with wider lane
width, the system may not detect vehicles on the adjacent lane and may not operate the warning
light/beep.
Operation of the warning light/beep may be delayed or the system may not operate the warning
light/beep under the following conditions:
The vehicle accelerates from a standing-start with a vehicle alongside.
A vehicle moves from a lane two lanes over to the adjacent lane.
The difference in vehicle speed between your vehicle and another vehicle is larger when
passing or being passed, and the vehicle passes the detection area within a short period of
time.
On a steep incline, or when there is a difference in height between lanes.
Immediately after the system has been activated by pressing the BSM OFF switch again after it
has been turned off (BSM OFF indicator light in instrument panel illuminates) by pressing the
switch.
Although the system may detect objects on the road side such as parked vehicles or guardrails and
operate the warning light/beep, it does not indicate a malfunction.
If the vehicle is driven on a road with less traffic and few vehicles that the radar sensors can
detect, the system may pause (The BSM OFF indicator light in the instrument panel flashes).
However, it does not indicate a malfunction.
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The following conditions may affect the visibility of the BSM warning lights on the outside mirror,
making it difficult to confirm the illumination of the lights:
Ice or snow adheres to the surface of the outside mirrors.
The door window glass is tinted.
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qBSM Warning Light/Beep
BSM warning light
Equipped on the left and right door
mirrors.
BSM warning beep
The warning beep operates when the turn
signal lever is operated to the side where
the BSM warning light is illuminated.
NOTE
The system can be customized so that the BSM
warning beep does not operate. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
qBSM OFF Indicator Light
This warning light illuminates for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
If the BSM system detects a vehicle in the
detection area while the vehicle is driven
at a speed of about 32 km/h (20 mph) or
more, the BSM warning light illuminates
on the side of the vehicle where the rear
on-coming vehicle is detected.
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If ice or snow adhere to the outer mirror
surface, the BSM warning light may not be
visible.
If the door window glass is tinted, it may
affect the visibility of the BSM warning
light, making it difficult to confirm the
illumination of the light.
This indicator light illuminates for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
The BSM OFF indicator light illuminates
when the BSM system is turned off by
pressing the BSM OFF switch.
The indicator light flashes if the BSM
system has a malfunction. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
NOTE
If the vehicle is driven on a road with less
traffic and few vehicles that the radar sensors
can detect, the system may pause (The BSM
OFF indicator light in the instrument panel
flashes). However, it does not indicate a
malfunction.
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qBSM OFF Switch
qCare of Radar Sensors
When the BSM switch is pressed, the
BSM system turns off and the BSM OFF
indicator light illuminates.
The radar sensors are equipped inside the
rear bumper.
Radar sensors
Press the BSM OFF switch again to turn
on the BSM system. The BSM OFF
indicator light turns off.
Always keep the bumper surface near the
radar sensor area clean so that the BSM
system operates normally. Refer to the
Exterior Care (page 8-54).
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The system may not operate normally when
towing a trailer. Turn off the system by
operating the BSM OFF switch when
towing a trailer.
If the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position with the BSM system turned off, the
system becomes operable automatically
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position.
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The BSM OFF indicator light flashes if the
radar sensors cannot operate normally. If
the light remains flashing after cleaning the
bumper surface near the radar sensor area,
consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
For repairs or paintwork around the radar
sensors, or replacement of the bumper,
consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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qSafety Certification
Radiation Hazard
This BSM (blind spot monitoring) device
emits intentional electromagnetic
radiation in the 24 GHz to 25 GHz
frequency range. The total radiated
average power over the entire bandwidth
is below _14 dBm (40 µW). The active
emitting antenna surface is 72 cm2;
therefore the radiated power density in
front of the BSM device is 0.55 µW/cm2.
This value is far below the legal human
exposure protection limit of 1 mW/
cm2(MPE) in Europe and US.
Declaration of compliance for 24 GHz
blind spot radar
(U.S.A)
FCC ID: KR5SV2008BSD
This vehicle is equipped with a 24 GHz
blind spot monitoring (BSM) radar
system, which complies with part 15 of
the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following 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.
3. This device may only work when the
vehicle is in operation pursuant to
§15.252 (a) (4).
(CANADA)
ICDCE2008075 (temporary permission
until RSS·220 is in force)
This vehicle is equipped with a 24 GHz
blind spot monitoring (BSM) radar
system, which complies with the (actually
draft) RSS·220 standard of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the
following 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.
3. This device may only work when the
vehicle is in operation pursuant to
RSS·220 5.2 (b)
NOTE
During printing time of this user manual the
approvals listed below are granted. Further
countries may become available or actual
certification identifiers may be subject to
change or update.
WARNING
Changes or modifications not
expressively approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void
the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
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Instrument Cluster and Indicators
Meters and Gauges
When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the dashboard gauges illuminate.
Speedometer ...................................................................................................... page 5-39
Odometer, Trip Meter and Trip Meter Selector .................................................. page 5-39
Tachometer ........................................................................................................ page 5-40
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge .................................................................. page 5-40
Fuel Gauge ........................................................................................................ page 5-41
Dashboard Illumination ..................................................................................... page 5-41
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qSpeedometer
The speedometer indicates the speed of
the vehicle.
qOdometer, Trip Meter and Trip
Meter Selector
The display mode can be changed
between trip meter A and trip meter B by
pressing the selector while one of them is
displayed. The selected mode will be
displayed.
Odometer
Trip meter A
Press the selector
Odometer
Selector
Trip meter B
Press the selector
Odometer
Odometer
Trip meter
The odometer records the total distance
the vehicle has been driven.
Trip meter
The trip meter can record the total
distance of two trips. One is recorded in
trip meter A, and the other is recorded in
trip meter B.
For instance, trip meter A can record the
distance from the point of origin, and trip
meter B can record the distance from
where the fuel tank is filled.
When trip meter A is selected, pressing
the selector again within one second will
change to trip meter B mode.
When trip meter A is selected, TRIP A
will be displayed. When trip meter B is
selected, TRIP B will be displayed.
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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 1 second or
more. Use this meter to measure trip
distances and to compute fuel
consumption.
qEngine Coolant Temperature Gauge
The engine coolant temperature gauge
shows the temperature of the engine
coolant.
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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).
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qTachometer
The tachometer shows engine speed in
thousands of revolutions per minute
(rpm).
If the needle is near H, it indicates
overheating.
CAUTION
Driving with an overheated engine
can cause serious engine damage
(page 7-14).
Red zone
CAUTION
Do not run the engine with the
tachometer needle in the RED ZONE.
This may cause severe engine
damage.
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qFuel Gauge
qDashboard Illumination
The fuel gauge shows approximately how
much fuel is remaining in the tank when
the ignition switch is in the ON position.
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.
Rotate the knob to adjust the brightness of
the instrument cluster and other
illuminations in the dashboard.
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Low fuel
warning light
The brightness of dashboard illuminations
can be adjusted when the headlight switch
is in the
or
position.
When the dashboard illumination
brightness cannot be adjusted any more, a
beep sound will be heard.
(Black-out meter)
The brightness of the instrument cluster
illumination can be adjusted when the
headlight switch is in any position.
Dim
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After refueling, it may require some time for
the needle to stabilize. In addition, the
needle may deviate while driving on a slope
or curve since the fuel moves in the tank.
The direction of the arrow (
) shows next
to the low fuel warning light indicates that
the fuel-filler lid is on the left side of the
vehicle.
Bright
Canceling the illumination dimmer
(Black-out meter and dashboard
illuminations)
When the headlight switch is in the
or
position, the illumination of the
instrument cluster and the information
display dims.
When driving on snowy or foggy roads,
or in other situations when the instrument
cluster or information display's visibility
is reduced due to glare from surrounding
brightness, cancel the illumination
dimmer and increase the illumination
intensity.
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Instrument Cluster and Indicators
To cancel the illumination dimmer, press
the dashboard illumination knob.
NOTE
If the dashboard illumination knob is kept at
the illumination dimmer cancel position, the
instrument cluster and the information display
will not dim when the headlight switch is
turned to the
or
position again.
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Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds
Warning/Indicator Lights
Warning/Indicator lights will appear in any of the highlighted areas
Signal
Warning/Indicator Lights
Page
Brake System Warning Light
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Charging System Warning Light
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Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light
5-47
Check Engine Light
5-47
Powertrain Malfunction/Reduced Power Warning Light
5-48
ABS Warning Light
5-46
Air Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light
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Signal
Warning/Indicator Lights
Page
Low Fuel Warning Light
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Check Fuel Cap Warning Light
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Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep
5-49
Door-Ajar Warning Light
5-51
Low Washer Fluid Level Warning Light
5-51
Automatic Transaxle Warning Light
5-51
AWD Warning Light
5-51
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light
5-52
KEY Warning Light (Red)/KEY Indicator Light (Green)
5-54
Security Indicator Light
5-55
Headlight High-Beam Indicator Light
5-56
Shift Position Indicator Light
5-56
TCS/DSC Indicator Light
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TCS OFF Indicator Light
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Cruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)/Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green)
5-57
BSM OFF Indicator Light
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Signal
Warning/Indicator Lights
Page
Lights-On Indicator Light
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Turn Signal/Hazard Warning Indicator Lights
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qBrake 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 turns off have your brake
system inspected as soon as possible by
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
This warning has the following functions:
Parking brake warning
The light illuminates when the parking
brake is applied with the ignition switch
in the START or ON position. It turns off
when the parking brake is fully released.
Low brake fluid level warning
If the light stays on after the parking brake
is fully released, you may have a brake
problem.
Drive to the side of the road and park off
the right-of-way.
You may notice that the pedal is harder to
depress or that it may go closer to the
floor. In either case, it will take longer to
stop the vehicle.
NOTE
Having to add brake fluid is sometimes an
indicator of leakage. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible even if the
brake light is no longer illuminated.
WARNING
Do not drive with the brake system
warning light illuminated. Contact an
Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the
brakes inspected as soon as possible:
Driving with the brake system
warning light illuminated is
dangerous. It indicates that your
brakes may not work at all or that
they could completely fail at any
time. If this light remains
illuminated, after checking that the
parking brake is fully released, have
the brakes inspected immediately.
1. With the engine stopped, open the
hood and check the brake fluid level
immediately, and then add fluid if
required (page 8-23).
2. After adding fluid, check the light
again.
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qABS Warning Light
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.
NOTE
When the engine is jump-started to charge the
battery, uneven rpm occurs and the ABS
warning light may illuminate. If this occurs, it
is the result of the weak battery and does not
indicate an ABS malfunction.
Recharge the battery.
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qElectronic Brake Force
Distribution System Warning
If the electronic brake force distribution
control unit determines that some
components are operating incorrectly, the
control unit may illuminate the brake
system warning light and the ABS
warning light on simultaneously. The
problem is likely to be the electronic
brake force distribution system.
WARNING
Do not drive with both the ABS warning
light and brake warning light
illuminated. Have the vehicle towed to
an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have
the brakes inspected as soon as
possible:
Driving when the brake system
warning light and ABS warning light
are illuminated simultaneously is
dangerous.
When both lights are illuminated, the
rear wheels could lock more quickly
in an emergency stop than under
normal circumstances.
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qCharging System Warning Light
If the light illuminates while driving:
1. Drive to the side of the road and park
off the right-of-way on level ground.
2. Turn off the engine and wait 5 minutes
for the oil to drain back into the oil
pan.
This warning light illuminates when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and turns off when the engine is
started.
If the warning light illuminates while
driving, it indicates a malfunction of the
alternator or of the charging system.
Drive to the side of the road and park off
the right-of-way. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
CAUTION
Do not continue driving when the
charging system warning light is
illuminated because the engine could
stop unexpectedly.
3. Inspect the engine oil level (page 8-20).
If it's low, add the appropriate amount
of engine oil while being careful not to
overfill.
4. Start the engine and check the warning
light.
If the light remains illuminated even after
you add oil, stop the engine immediately
and have your vehicle towed to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
CAUTION
Do not run the engine if the oil
pressure is low. It could result in
extensive engine damage.
qCheck Engine Light
qEngine Oil Pressure Warning Light
This warning light illuminates when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and turns off when the engine is
started.
This warning light indicates low engine
oil pressure.
This indicator light illuminates when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and turns off when the engine is
started.
If this light illuminates while driving, the
vehicle may have a problem. It is
important to note the driving conditions
when the light illuminated and consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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The check engine light may illuminate in
the following cases:
l The fuel tank level being very low or
approaching empty.
l The engine's electrical system has a
problem.
l The emission control system has a
problem.
l The fuel-filler cap is missing or not
tightened securely.
If the powertrain malfunction/reduced
power warning light remains on, do not
drive at high speeds and consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible.
qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt
Pretensioner System Warning Light
If the check engine light remains on or
flashes continuously, do not drive at high
speeds and consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer as soon as possible.
qPowertrain Malfunction/Reduced
Power Warning Light
This warning light illuminates for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
If this light illuminates while driving, the
vehicle may have a problem. It is
important to note the driving conditions
when the light illuminated and consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
The powertrain malfunction/reduced
power warning light may illuminate in the
following cases:
l The engine's electrical system has a
problem.
l The emission control system has a
problem.
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If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner
system is working properly, the warning
light illuminates when the ignition switch
is turned to the ON position or after the
engine is cranked. The warning light turns
off after a specified period of time.
A system malfunction is indicated if the
warning light constantly flashes,
constantly illuminates or does not
illuminate at all when the ignition switch
is turned to the ON position. If any of
these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer as soon as possible. The system
may not work in an accident.
WARNING
Never tamper with the air bag/
pretensioner systems and always have
an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform
all servicing and repairs:
Self-servicing or tampering with the
systems is dangerous. An air bag/
pretensioner could accidentally
activate or become disabled causing
serious injury or death.
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qLow Fuel Warning Light
qSeat Belt Warning Light/Beep
Low fuel
warning light
This warning light in the fuel gauge
signals that the fuel tank will soon be
empty.
Refuel as soon as possible.
qCheck Fuel Cap Warning Light
This warning light illuminates for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
If the check fuel cap warning light
illuminates while driving, the fuel-filler
cap may not be installed properly. Stop
the engine and reinstall the fuel-filler cap.
Refer to the fuel-filler cap on page 3-45.
The seat belt warning light illuminates
and a beep sound will be heard if the
driver's seat belt is not fastened when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position.
Conditions of operation
Condition
The driver's seat belt is not
fastened when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON
position.
The driver's seat belt is
fastened while the warning
light and the beep sound are
activated.
The driver's seat belt is
fastened before the ignition
switch is turned to the ON
position.
Result
The warning light
flashes and a beep
sound will be heard
for about 6 seconds.
The warning light
turns off and the beep
sound stops.
The warning light will
not illuminate and the
beep sound will not be
heard.
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Belt minder
Driver seated/Front passenger not
seated
The belt minder is a supplemental
warning to the seat belt warning function.
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, the warning light/beep
operates to give you further reminders
according to the chart below.
Condition
Vehicle speed
Between 0 ― 20
20 km/h
km/h
(12 mph) or
(0 ― 12 mph)
more
Driver seated/Front passenger seated
The seat belt warning function reminds
the front passenger to fasten the seat belt
according to the chart below.
Condition
Seat belt
(Driver)
Seat belt
(Passenger)
Indicator
Beep
Seat belt
: Fastened
: Unfastened
: Illuminated
: Flashing
: Beep
Indicator
Beep
: Fastened
: Unfastened
: Illuminated
: Flashing
: Beep
Once the beep sound is heard, it continues
sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers
to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the
seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound
period has passed.
Vehicle speed
Between 0 ― 20
20 km/h
km/h
(12 mph) or
(0 ― 12 mph)
more
Placing heavy items on the front
passenger seat may cause the front
passenger seat belt warning function to
operate depending on the weight of the
item.
Once the beep sound is heard, it continues
sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers
to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the
seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound
period has passed.
NOTE
l
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To allow the front passenger seat weight
sensor to function properly, do not place
and sit on an additional seat cushion on the
front passenger seat. The sensor may not
function properly because the additional
seat cushion could cause sensor
interference.
When a small child sits on the front
passenger seat, it is possible that neither
the warning light nor the warning beep
operate.
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qDoor-Ajar Warning Light
This warning light illuminates when any
door or liftgate is not securely closed.
Close the door or liftgate securely before
driving the vehicle.
CAUTION
If the automatic transaxle warning
light illuminates, the transaxle has
an electrical problem. Continuing to
drive your Mazda in this condition
could cause damage to your
transaxle. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
qAWD Warning Light (AWD)
qLow Washer Fluid Level
Warning Light í
This warning light indicates that little
washer fluid remains. Add fluid (page
8-26).
qAutomatic Transaxle Warning Light
This warning light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
The light illuminates when the transaxle
has a problem.
This warning light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
Thereafter, the warning light will
illuminate or flash under the following
conditions:
l Illuminates when there is an
abnormality with the AWD system.
l Flashes when the differential oil
temperature is abnormally high.
l Flashes when there are continually
large differences between front and rear
wheel rotation, such as when trying to
pull away from an icy surface, or when
trying to extricate the vehicle from
mud, sand or similar conditions.
If the AWD warning light illuminates:
If the AWD warning light illuminates,
contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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If the AWD warning light flashes:
Park the vehicle in a safe place. After a
few moments, if the warning light stops
flashing, you can resume driving. If the
light does not stop flashing, contact an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
WARNING
Never spin a wheel that is off the
ground:
Spinning a wheel that is off the
ground as a result of the vehicle
being stuck or in a ditch is
dangerous. The drive assembly could
be seriously damaged which could
lead to an accident or could even
lead to overheating, oil leakage, and
a fire.
qTire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) Warning Light í
This warning light illuminates for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
Thereafter, the warning light illuminates
and a beep is heard when tire pressure is
too low in one or more tires, and flashes
when there is a system malfunction.
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WARNING
If the tire pressure monitoring system
warning light illuminates or flashes, or
the tire pressure warning beep sound is
heard, decrease vehicle speed
immediately and avoid sudden
maneuvering and braking:
If the tire pressure monitoring system
warning light illuminates or flashes,
or the tire pressure warning beep
sound is heard, it is dangerous to
drive the vehicle at high speeds, or
perform sudden maneuvering or
braking. Vehicle drivability could
worsen and result in an accident.
To determine if you have a slow leak
or a flat, pull over to a safe position
where you can check the visual
condition of the tire and determine if
you have enough air to proceed to a
place where air may be added and
the system monitored again, an
Authorized Mazda Dealer or a tire
repair station.
Do not ignore the TPMS Warning Light:
Ignoring the TPMS warning light is
dangerous, even if you know why it is
illuminated. Have the problem taken
care of as soon as possible before it
develops into a more serious
situation that could lead to tire
failure and a dangerous accident.
Warning light illuminates/Warning
beep sounds
When the warning light illuminates, and
the warning beep sound is heard (about 3
seconds), tire pressure is too low in one or
more tires.
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Adjust the tire pressure to the correct tire
pressure. Refer to the specification charts
(page 10-6).
NOTE
l
CAUTION
When replacing/repairing the tires or
wheels or both, have the work done
by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or
the tire pressure sensors may be
damaged.
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Perform tire pressure adjustment when the
tires are cold. Tire pressure will vary
according to the tire temperature, therefore
let the vehicle stand for 1 hour or only drive
it 1.6 km (1 mile) or less before adjusting
the tire pressures. When pressure is
adjusted on hot tires to the cold inflation
pressure, the TPMS warning light/beep may
turn on after the tires cool and pressure
drops below specification.
Also, an illuminated TPMS warning light,
resulting from the tire air pressure dropping
due to cold ambient temperature, may turn
off if the ambient temperature rises. In this
case, it will also be necessary to adjust the
tire air pressures. If the TPMS warning
light illuminates due to a drop in tire air
pressure, make sure to check and adjust the
tire air pressures.
After adjusting the tire air pressures, it may
require some time for the TPMS warning
light to turn off. If the TPMS warning light
remains illuminated, drive the vehicle at a
speed of at least 25 km/h (16 mph) for 10
minutes, and then verify that it turns off.
Tires loose air naturally over time and the
TPMS cannot tell if the tires are getting too
soft over time or you have a flat. However,
when you find one low tire in a set of fourthat is an indication of trouble; you should
have someone drive the vehicle slowly
forward so you can inspect any low tire for
cuts and any metal objects sticking through
tread or sidewall. Put a few drops of water
in the valve stem to see if it bubbles
indicating a bad valve. Leaks need to be
addressed by more than simply refilling the
trouble tire as leaks are dangerous - take it
to an Authorized Mazda Dealer which has
all the equipment to fix tires, TPMS systems
and order the best replacement tire for your
vehicle.
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If the warning light illuminates again even
after the tire pressures are adjusted, there
may be a tire puncture. Replace the
punctured tire with the temporary spare
tire (page 7-8).
NOTE
A tire pressure sensor is not installed to the
temporary spare tire. The warning light will
flash continuously while the temporary spare
tire is being used.
Warning light flashes
When the warning light flashes, there may
be a system malfunction. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
qKEY Warning Light (Red)/KEY
Indicator Light (Green) (with
Advanced Key)
WARNING
Do not drive the vehicle with the KEY
warning light illuminated:
If the KEY warning light remains
illuminated, do not continue to drive
using the advanced key system. Park
the vehicle in a safe place and use
the auxiliary key to continue driving
the vehicle. Have the vehicle
inspected at an Authorized Mazda
Dealer as soon as possible.
When flashing
l
Under the following conditions, the
KEY warning light (red) flashes to
inform the driver that the start knob
will not rotate to the ACC position
even if it is pushed in from the LOCK
position.
The advanced key battery is dead.
The advanced key is not within
operational range.
The advanced key is placed in areas
where it is difficult for the system to
detect the signal (page 3-7).
A key from another manufacturer
similar to the advanced key is in the
operational range.
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l
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This indicator has two colors.
KEY Warning Light (Red)
When illuminated
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When the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position, it illuminates
momentarily and then goes out.
If any malfunction occurs in the
advanced keyless system, it illuminates
continuously.
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l
Under the following conditions, the
KEY warning light (red) will flash
continuously when the start knob has
not been returned to the LOCK
position to notify the driver that the
advanced key has been removed from
the vehicle. It will stop flashing when
the advanced key is back inside the
vehicle.
The start knob has not been returned
to the LOCK position, the driver's
door is open, and the advanced key
is removed from the vehicle.
The start knob has not been returned
to the LOCK position and all the
doors are closed after removing the
advanced key from the vehicle.
NOTE
The advanced key can be set so that the KEY
indicator light (green) does not flash even if
the battery power is low.
Refer to Setting Change (Function
Customization)(page 3-19).
qSecurity Indicator Light
l
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NOTE
The flashing KEY warning light (red) and the
beep sound operate simultaneously (page
3-20).
KEY Indicator Light (Green)
When illuminated
When the start knob is pushed in from the
LOCK position, the system confirms that
the correct advanced key is inside the
vehicle, the KEY indicator light (green)
illuminates, and the start knob can be
turned to the ACC position (page 3-9).
When flashing
When the advanced key battery power is
low, the KEY indicator light flashes for 30
seconds after the start knob is turned from
the ON position to the ACC or LOCK
position. Replace with a new battery
before the advanced key becomes
unusable (page 3-6).
This indicator light starts flashing every 2
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
from the ON to the ACC position and the
immobilizer system is armed.
The light stops flashing when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position with
the correct ignition key.
At this time, the immobilizer system is
disarmed and the light illuminates for
about 3 seconds and then turns off.
If the engine does not start with the
correct ignition key, and the security
indicator light keeps illuminating or
flashing, the system may have a
malfunction. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
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qHeadlight High-Beam Indicator
Light
Gear position indicator
When the shift lever is in the D or M
position, the numeral for the selected gear
displays.
qTCS/DSC Indicator Light
This light indicates one of two things:
l The high-beam headlights are on.
l The turn signal lever is in the flash-topass position.
qShift Position Indicator Light
This indicates the selected shift position
when the ignition switch is in the ON
position.
This indicator light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position. If the TCS or DSC/
RSC is operating, the indicator light
flashes.
If the light stays on, the TCS, DSC or the
brake assist system may have a
malfunction and they may not operate
correctly. Take your vehicle to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Gear position indicator
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qTCS OFF Indicator Light
Cruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)
The indicator light illuminates amber
when the ON/OFF switch pulled up and
the cruise control system is activated.
Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green)
The indicator light illuminates green when
a cruising speed has been set.
This indicator light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
It also illuminates when the TCS OFF
switch is pressed and TCS is switched off.
Refer to TCS OFF Switch on page 5-24.
If the light remains illuminated and the
TCS is not switched off, take your vehicle
to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The
dynamic stability control may have a
malfunction.
NOTE
If the TCS/DSC indicator light and the TCS
OFF indicator light remain illuminated even
after turning the ignition switch to the ON
position, attempt the procedure again. If this
still does not work, consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
qCruise Main Indicator Light
(Amber)/Cruise Set Indicator
Light (Green)
qBSM OFF Indicator Light í
This indicator light illuminates for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
The BSM OFF indicator light illuminates
when the BSM system is turned off by
pressing the BSM OFF switch.
The indicator light flashes if the BSM
system has a malfunction. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
NOTE
If the vehicle is driven on a road with less
traffic and few vehicles that the radar sensors
can detect, the system may pause (The BSM
OFF indicator light in the instrument panel
flashes). However, it does not indicate a
malfunction.
The indicator light has two colors.
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qLights-On Indicator Light
Beep Sounds
qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt
Pretensioner System Warning Beep
This indicator light illuminates when the
exterior lights and dashboard illumination
are on.
qTurn-Signal/Hazard Warning
Indicator Lights
If a malfunction is detected in both the air
bag/front seat belt pretensioner system
and the warning light, a warning beep
sound will be heard for about 1 minute.
After that, the one-minute beep will be
repeated every 30 minutes.
Have your vehicle inspected at an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible.
WARNING
When operating the turn signal lights, the
left or right turn signal indicator light
flashes to indicate which turn signal light
is operating (page 5-63).
When operating the hazard warning
lights, both turn signal indicator lights
flash (page 5-70).
NOTE
If an indicator light remains illuminated (does
not flash) or if it flashes abnormally, one of the
turn signal bulbs may be burned out.
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Do not drive the vehicle with the air
bag/front seat belt pretensioner system
warning beep sounding:
Driving the vehicle with the air bag/
front seat belt pretensioner system
warning beep sounding is dangerous.
In a collision, the air bags and the
front seat belt pretensioner system
will not deploy and this could result
in death or serious injury.
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer
to have the vehicle inspected as soon
as possible.
qSeat Belt Warning Beep
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, a beep sound will be heard
for about 6 seconds.
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened and
the vehicle is driven at a speed faster than
about 20 km/h (12 mph), a beep sound
will be heard again for a specified period
of time.
Refer to Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep on
page 5-49.
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qIgnition Key Reminder
If the ignition switch is in the LOCK or
ACC position with the key inserted, a
continuous beep sound will be heard
when the driver's door is opened.
qLights-On Reminder í
If lights are on and the key is removed
from the ignition switch, a continuous
beep sound will be heard when the
driver's door is opened.
NOTE
When the advanced keyless function is used
and the start knob is in the ACC position, the
Start Knob Not in Lock Warning Beep (page
3-17) overrides the lights-on reminder.
qParking Brake Reminder
If the parking brake has not been
completely released and the vehicle is
driven at about 5 km/h (3 mph) or faster, a
continuous beep sound will be heard to
notify the driver that the parking brake
has not been released.
qTire Inflation Pressure Warning
Beep í
The warning beep sound will be heard for
about 3 seconds when there is any
abnormality in tire inflation pressures
(page 5-27).
qAdvanced Keyless Warning
Warning indicators for the advanced key,
such as “the advanced key removed from
vehicle warning”, use a beep sound and
warning/indicator lights in the instrument
cluster.
Refer to Warning and Beep Sounds on
page 3-17.
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Switches and Controls
Type B (With AUTO position)
Lighting Control
qHeadlights
Type A (Without AUTO position)
Turn the headlight switch to turn the
headlights, other exterior lights and
dashboard illumination on or off.
Switch Position
Turn the headlight switch to turn the
headlights, other exterior lights and
dashboard illumination on or off.
Switch Position
Headlights
Taillights
Parking lights
License lights
Side-marker lights
Dashboard illumination
Off
Off
On
Off
On
On
Headlights
Taillights
Parking lights
License lights
Side-marker
lights
Dashboard
illumination
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If the light switch is left on, the lights will
automatically switch off (if equipped)
approximately 30 seconds after turning the
ignition switch to the ACC or LOCK
position.
To prevent discharging the battery, do not
leave the lights on while the engine is off
unless safety requires them.
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Off
On
Off
On
On
Auto
NOTE
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NOTE
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Off
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If the light switch is left on, the lights will
automatically switch off approximately 30
seconds after turning the ignition switch to
the ACC or LOCK position.
To prevent discharging the battery, do not
leave the lights on while the engine is off
unless safety requires them.
AUTO (Auto-light control)
When the headlight switch is in the
AUTO position and the ignition switch is
in the ON position, the light sensor senses
the surrounding lightness or darkness and
automatically turns on or off the
headlights, other exterior lights and
dashboard illumination (see chart above).
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CAUTION
NOTE
l
Ø Do not shade the light sensor by
adhering a sticker or a label on
the windshield. Otherwise the light
sensor will not operate correctly.
Light sensor
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Ø The light sensor also works as a
rain sensor for the auto-wiper
control. Keep hands and scrapers
clear of the windshield when the
ignition switch is in the ON
position as fingers could be
pinched or the wipers and wiper
blades damaged when the wipers
activate automatically. If you are
going to clean the windshield, be
sure the wipers are turned off
completely - this is particularly
important when clearing ice and
snow - when it is particularly
tempting to leave the engine
running.
The light may not turn off immediately even
if the surrounding area becomes well-lit
because the light sensor determines that it
is nighttime if the surrounding area is
continuously dark for several minutes such
as inside long tunnels, traffic jams inside
tunnels, or in indoor parking lots.
In this case, the light turns off if the light
switch is turned to the OFF position.
The timing for turning on the headlights,
other exterior lights and dashboard
illumination can be delayed by adjusting
the sensitivity of the light sensor. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer regarding sensor
adjustment.
The sensitivity of the AUTO lights may be
changed by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Xenon fusion headlight bulbs í
The low-beam bulbs of the headlights
have xenon fusion bulbs that produce a
bright white beam over a wide area.
WARNING
Do not replace the xenon fusion bulbs
yourself:
Replacing the xenon fusion bulbs
yourself is dangerous. Because the
xenon fusion bulbs require high
voltage, you could receive an electric
shock if the bulbs are handled
incorrectly. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer when the replacement
is necessary.
NOTE
If the headlights flicker, or the brightness
weakens, the bulb-life may be depleted and a
replacement is necessary. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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qLights-On Reminder í
qFlashing the Headlights
If lights are on and the key is removed
from the ignition switch, a continuous
beep sound will be heard when the
driver's door is opened.
To flash the headlights, pull the lever fully
toward you. The headlight switch does
not need to be on, and the lever will return
to the normal position when released.
NOTE
When the advanced keyless function is used
and the start knob is in the ACC position, the
Start Knob Not in Lock Warning Beep (page
3-17) overrides the lights-on reminder.
qHeadlight High-Low Beam
Push the lever forward for high beam.
Pull back to original position for low
beam.
High beam
The number of passengers and weight of
cargo in the luggage compartment change
the angle of the headlights.
The headlight leveling switch adjusts this
angle.
Low beam
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Select the proper setting from the following chart.
Front seat
Rear seat
Second- ThirdDriver Passenger
row
row
×
―
―
―
×
×
―
―
×
×
―
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
―
―
―
Load
Switch
Position
―
―
―
―
×
×
0
0
1
1
2
3
×: Yes
―: No
qDaytime Running Lights (Canada)
In Canada, vehicles must be driven with
the headlights on during daytime
operation.
For that reason, the daytime running lights
automatically turn on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position.
NOTE
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals
qTurn Signal
Move the signal lever down (for a left
turn) or up (for a right turn) to the stop
position. The signal will self-cancel after
the turn is completed.
If the indicator light continues to flash
after a turn, manually return the lever to
its original position.
Right turn
Right lane
change
OFF
Left lane
change
Left turn
The Daytime Running Lights turn off when the
parking brake is applied.
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, one of the turn
signal bulbs may be burned out.
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Fog Lights í
Use this switch to turn on the fog lights.
They help you to see as well as to be seen.
To turn the fog lights on, rotate the fog
light switch to the
position.
The headlight switch must be in the
position to turn on the fog lights.
Fog light switch
To turn them off, rotate the fog light
switch to the OFF position or turn the
or OFF
headlight switch to the
position.
NOTE
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The fog lights will turn off when the
headlights are set at high beam.
(With auto-light control)
If the fog light switch is in the ON position
and the headlight switch is in the AUTO
position, the fog lights will be turned on
when the headlights, the exterior lights and
dashboard illumination are automatically
turned on.
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Windshield Wipers and
Washer
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position.
WARNING
Use only windshield washer fluid or
plain water in the reservoir:
Using radiator antifreeze as washer
fluid is dangerous. If sprayed on the
windshield, it will dirty the
windshield, affect your visibility, and
could result in an accident.
Only use windshield washer fluid
mixed with anti-freeze protection in
freezing weather conditions:
Using windshield washer fluid
without anti-freeze protection in
freezing weather conditions is
dangerous as it could freeze on the
windshield and block your vision
which could cause an accident.
In addition, make sure the
windshield is sufficiently warmed
using the defroster before spraying
the washer fluid.
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NOTE
Because heavy ice and snow can jam the wiper
blades, the wiper motor is protected from
motor breakdown, overheating and possible
fire by a circuit breaker. This mechanism will
automatically stop operation of the blades, but
only for about 5 minutes.
If this happens, turn off the wiper switch and
park off the right-of-way, and remove the snow
and ice.
After 5 minutes, turn on the switch and the
blades should operate normally. If they do not
resume functioning, consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Drive to
the side of the road and park off the right-ofway. Wait until the weather clears before trying
to drive with the wipers inoperative.
Variable-speed intermittent wipers
Set the lever to INT and choose the
interval timing by rotating the ring.
INT ring
Type B (With AUTO position)
qWindshield Wipers
Type A (With INT position)
Turn the wipers on by pulling the lever
down.
INT ― Intermittent
LO ― Low speed
HI ― High speed
Turn the wipers on by pulling the lever
down.
AUTO ― Auto control
LO ― Low speed
HI ― High speed
For a single wiping cycle, press the lever
up to MIST.
MIST ― Mist
For a single wiping cycle, press the lever
up to MIST.
MIST ― Mist
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AUTO (Auto-wiper control)
When the wiper lever is in the AUTO
position, the rain sensor senses the
amount of rainfall on the windshield and
turns the wiper on or off automatically
(off―intermittent―low speed―high
speed).
The sensitivity of the rain sensor can be
adjusted by turning the switch on the
wiper lever.
From the center position (normal), turn
the switch towards (+) for higher
sensitivity (faster response) or turn the
switch towards (_) for less sensitivity
(slower response).
Higher sensitivity
Switch
Center
position
Less sensitivity
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CAUTION
Ø Do not shade the rain sensor by
adhering a sticker or a label on
the windshield. Otherwise the rain
sensor will not operate correctly.
Rain sensor
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Ø When the wiper lever is in the
AUTO position and the ignition
switch is in the ON position, the
wipers may move automatically in
the following cases:
Ø If the windshield above the rain
sensor is touched.
Ø If the windshield above the rain
sensor is wiped with a cloth.
Ø If the windshield is struck with
a hand or other object.
Ø If the rain sensor is struck with
a hand or other object from
inside the vehicle.
Keep hands and scrapers clear of
the windshield when the ignition
switch is in the ON position as
fingers could be pinched or the
wipers and wiper blades damaged
when they activate automatically.
If you are going to clean the
windshield, be sure the wipers are
turned off completely - this is
particularly important when
clearing ice and snow - when it is
particularly tempting to leave the
engine running.
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Switching the auto-wiper lever from the
OFF to the AUTO position while driving at
a vehicle speed of 4 km/h (2 mph) or higher
(or after driving the vehicle) activates the
windshield wipers once, after which they
operate according to the rainfall amount.
The auto-wiper control may not operate
when the rain sensor temperature is about
_10 °C (14 °F) or lower, or about 85 °C
(185 °F) or higher.
If the windshield is coated with water
repellent, the rain sensor may not be able to
sense the amount of rainfall correctly and
auto-wiper control may not operate
properly.
If dirt or foreign matter (e.g. ice or matter
containing salt water) adheres to the
windshield above the rain sensor or if the
windshield is iced, it could cause the wipers
to move automatically. However, if the
wipers cannot remove this ice, dirt or
foreign matter, the auto-wiper control will
stop operation. In this case, pull the wiper
lever to the low speed or high speed
position for manual operation, or remove
the ice, dirt or foreign matter by hand to
restore the auto-wiper operation.
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qWindshield Washer
Pull the lever toward you and hold it to
spray washer fluid.
Rear Window Wiper and
Washer
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position.
OFF
qRear Window Wiper
Washer
NOTE
With the wiper lever in the OFF or INT
position, the wipers will operate continuously
until the lever is released.
If the washer does not work, inspect the
fluid level (page 8-26). If it's normal,
consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Turn the wiper on by turning the rear
wiper/washer switch.
ON ― Normal
INT ― Intermittent
qRear Window Washer
To spray washer fluid, turn the rear wiper/
position. After
washer switch to the
the switch is released, the washer will
stop.
If the washer doesn't work, inspect the
fluid level (page 8-26). If it's OK and the
washer still doesn't work, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster clears frost,
fog, and thin ice from the rear window.
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position.
Press the switch to turn on the rear
window defroster. The rear window
defroster operates for about 15 minutes
and turns off automatically.
The indicator light illuminates during
operation.
The defroster operation can be confirmed
by the indicator in the display.
NOTE
This defroster is not designed for melting snow.
If there is an accumulation of snow on the rear
window, remove it before using the defroster.
qMirror Defroster í
To turn on the mirror defrosters, turn the
ignition switch to the ON position and
press the rear window defroster switch
(page 5-69).
To turn off the rear window defroster
before the 15 minutes has elapsed, press
the switch again.
Indicator light
CAUTION
Do not 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.
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Horn
To sound the horn, press the
the steering wheel.
Hazard Warning Flasher
mark on
The hazard warning lights should always
be used when you stop on or near a
roadway in an emergency.
The hazard warning lights warn other
drivers that your vehicle is a traffic hazard
and that they must take extreme caution
when near it.
Depress the hazard warning flasher and all
the turn signals will flash.
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The turn signals do not work when the
hazard warning lights are on.
Check local regulations about the use of
hazard warning lights while the vehicle is
being towed to verify that it is not in
violation of the law.
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HomeLink Wireless
Control System í
NOTE
HomeLink and HomeLink house are registered
trademarks of Johnson Controls.
The HomeLink system replaces up to 3
hand-held transmitters with a single builtin component in the auto-dimming mirror.
Pressing the HomeLink button on the
auto-dimming mirror activates garage
doors, gates and other devices
surrounding your home.
Indicator light
HomeLink button
WARNING
Do not use the HomeLink system with
any garage door opener that lacks the
safety stop and reverse feature:
Using the HomeLink system with any
garage door opener that lacks the
safety stop and reverse feature as
required by federal safety standards
is dangerous. (This includes garage
doors manufactured before April 1,
1982.)
Using these garage door openers can
increase the risk of serious injury or
death. For further information,
contact HomeLink at 1-800-355-3515
or www.homelink.com or your
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Always check the areas surrounding
garage doors and gates for people or
obstructions before programming or
during operation of the HomeLink
system:
Programming or operating the
HomeLink system without verifying
the safety of areas surrounding
garage doors and gates is dangerous
and could result in an unexpected
accident and serious injury if
someone were to be hit.
CAUTION
HomeLink has been tested and
complies with FCC and Industry
Canada rules. Changes or
modifications not expressly approved
by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's
authority to operate the device.
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NOTE
FCC ID: NZLOBIHL3
CANADA:4112A-OBIHL3
This device complies with FCC rules part 15.
Operation is subject to the following
conditions:
1- This device may not cause any harmful
interference and
2- This device must accept any interference
that may be received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE
The programming will not be erased even if
the battery is disconnected.
qPre-programming the HomeLink
System
NOTE
It is recommended that a new battery be
placed in the hand-held transmitter of the
device being programmed to HomeLink for
quicker training and accurate transmission of
the radio-frequency signal.
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Verify that there is a remote control
transmitter available for the device you
would like to program.
Disconnect the power to the device.
qProgramming the HomeLink System
CAUTION
When programming a garage door
opener or a gate, disconnect the
power to these devices before
performing programming, as
continuous operation of the devices
could damage the motor.
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The HomeLink system provides 3 buttons
which can be individually selected and
programmed using the transmitters for
current, on-market devices as follows:
1. Press and hold the two outer
HomeLink buttons (buttons one and
three) ― releasing only when the
indicator light begins to flash (after 20
seconds). Do not hold the buttons for
longer than 30 seconds and do not
repeat step 1 to program a second and/
or third hand-held transmitter to the
remaining two HomeLink buttons.
2. Position the end of your hand-held
transmitter 2.5―7.5 cm (1―3 inches)
away from the HomeLink button you
wish to program while keeping the
indicator light in view.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the
chosen HomeLink and hand-held
transmitter buttons. Do not release the
buttons until step 4 has been
completed.
NOTE
Some gate operators and garage door openers
may require you to replace this Programming
Step 3 with procedures noted in the “Gate
Operator/Canadian Programming” section.
4. After the HomeLink indicator light
changes from a slow to a rapidly
blinking light, release both the
HomeLink and hand-held transmitter
buttons.
NOTE
If the HomeLink indicator light does not
change to a rapidly blinking light, contact
HomeLink at www.homelink.com or call 1800-355-3515 for assistance.
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5. Press and hold the just-trained
HomeLink button and observe the
indicator light.
HomeLink should now activate your
rolling code equipped device.
If the indicator light stays on constantly,
programming is complete and your
device should activate when the
HomeLink button is pressed and released.
To program the remaining two HomeLink
buttons, begin with “Programming” ― step 2.
Do not repeat step 1.
NOTE
To program the remaining two HomeLink
buttons, begin with “Programming” ― step 2.
Do not repeat step 1.
If the indicator light blinks rapidly for
two seconds and then turns to a
constant light, continue with
“Programming” steps 6―8 to complete
the programming of a rolling code
equipped device (most commonly a
garage door opener).
6. At the garage door opener receiver
(motor-head unit) in the garage, locate
the “learn” or “smart” button. This can
usually be found where the hanging
antenna wire is attached to the motorhead unit.
7. Firmly press and release the “learn” or
“smart” button. (The name and color of
the button may vary by manufacturer.)
NOTE
For questions or comments, please contact
HomeLink at www.homelink.com or 1800-355-3515.
qGate operator/Canadian
Programming
Canadian radio-frequency laws require
transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit)
after several seconds of transmission ―
which may not be long enough for
HomeLink to pick up the signal during
programming. Similar to this Canadian
law, some U.S. gate operators are
designed to “time-out” in the same
manner.
If you live in Canada or you are having
difficulties programming a gate operator
by using the “Programming” procedures
(regardless of where you live), replace
“Programming HomeLink” step 3 with
the following:
NOTE
NOTE
There are 30 seconds in which to initiate step
8.
If programming a garage door opener or gate
operator, it is advised to unplug the device
during the “cycling” process to prevent
possible overheating.
8. Return to the vehicle and firmly press,
hold for two seconds and release the
programmed HomeLink button. Repeat
the “press/hold/release” sequence a
second time, and, depending on the
brand of the garage door opener (or
other rolling code equipped device),
repeat this sequence a third time to
complete the programming process.
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Continue to press and hold the HomeLink
button while you press and release ―
every two seconds (“cycle”) your handheld transmitter until the frequency signal
has successfully been accepted by
HomeLink. (The indicator light will flash
slowly and then rapidly.)
Proceed with “Programming” step 4 to
complete.
qOperating the HomeLink System
Press the programmed HomeLink button
to operate a programmed device. The
code will continue being transmitted for a
maximum of 20 seconds.
qReprogramming the HomeLink
system
To program a device to HomeLink using a
HomeLink button previously trained,
follow these steps:
1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink
button. DO NOT release the button.
2. The indicator light will begin to flash
after 20 seconds. Without releasing the
HomeLink button, proceed with
“Programming” - step 2.
qErasing Programmed HomeLink
Buttons
To erase the existing programming from
all three operating channels, press and
,
)
hold the two outside buttons (
on the auto-dimming mirror until the
HomeLink indicator light begins to flash
after approximately 20 seconds.
Verify that the programming has been
erased when you resell the vehicle.
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Interior Comfort
Use of various features for drive comfort, including air-conditioning and audio
system.
Climate Control System .......................... 6-2
Operating Tips .................................... 6-2
Vent Operation (Front) ........................ 6-4
Fully Automatic Type ......................... 6-6
Vent Operation (Rear) ....................... 6-12
Control Panel (Rear) ......................... 6-14
Audio System ......................................... 6-17
Antenna ............................................. 6-17
Operating Tips for Audio System ..... 6-17
Audio Set .......................................... 6-27
Audio Control Switch Operation (Steering
Wheel) ............................................... 6-58
AUX Mode (Auxiliary input) ........... 6-61
Safety Certification ........................... 6-63
Rear Entertainment System ................. 6-64
Rear Entertainment System í ............ 6-64
Part Names ........................................ 6-73
Before Operation ............................... 6-76
Sound Output .................................... 6-82
Rear Entertainment System
Functions ........................................... 6-86
DVD video, DVD audio, Video CD, Audio
CD and MP3/WMA CD Playback (Disc
Mode) ................................................ 6-87
Auxiliary Input (AUX mode) .......... 6-101
Language Code List ........................ 6-105
Country Code List ........................... 6-107
Error Message ................................. 6-111
Symptoms and Actions ................... 6-113
Bluetooth Hands-Free ......................... 6-116
Bluetooth Hands-Free í .................. 6-116
Basic Bluetooth Hands-Free
Operation ........................................ 6-120
Convenient Use of the Hands-Free
System ............................................. 6-123
Hands-Free Setting .......................... 6-129
When Bluetooth Hands-Free Cannot be
Used ................................................ 6-135
Safety Certification ......................... 6-136
Mazda Bluetooth Hands-Free Customer
Service ............................................ 6-136
Interior Equipment .............................
Sunvisors .........................................
Interior Lights .................................
Information Display ........................
Cup Holder ......................................
Bottle Holder ...................................
Storage Compartments ....................
Accessory Sockets ..........................
Power Outlet í ................................
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6-151
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Operating Tips
qOperating the Climate Control
System
Operate the climate control system with
the engine running.
NOTE
To prevent the battery from being discharged,
do not leave the fan control dial on for a long
period of time with the ignition switch in the
ON position when the engine is not running.
qClearing the Air Inlet
Clear all obstructions such as leaves,
snow and ice from the hood and the air
inlet in the cowl grille to improve the
system efficiency.
qFoggy Windows
The windows may fog up easily in humid
weather. Use the climate control system to
defog the windows.
To help defog the windows, operate the
air conditioner to dehumidify the air.
NOTE
The air conditioner may be used along with the
heater to dehumidify the air.
qOutside/Recirculated Air Position
Use the outside air position in normal
conditions. The recirculated air position
should be used only when driving on
dusty roads or for quick cooling of the
interior.
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qParking in Direct Sunlight
If the vehicle has been parked in direct
sunlight during hot weather, open the
windows to let warm air escape, then run
the climate control system.
qNot Using for a Long Period
Run the air conditioner about 10 minutes
at least once a month to keep internal
parts lubricated.
qCheck the Refrigerant before the
Weather Gets Hot
Have the air conditioner checked before
the weather gets hot. Lack of refrigerant
may make the air conditioner less
efficient. Consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer for refrigerant inspection.
The air conditioner is filled with
HFC134a (R134a), a refrigerant that will
not damage the ozone layer.
If the air conditioner is low on refrigerant
or has a malfunction, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
qReplacement of the Cabin Air Filter
If your vehicle is equipped with an air
filter for the air conditioner, it is necessary
to change the filter periodically as
indicated in scheduled maintenance (page
8-3). Consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer for replacement of the cabin air
filter.
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qSunlight/Temperature Sensor
The fully automatic air conditioner
function measures inside and outside
temperatures, and the intensity of direct
sunlight. It then sets temperatures inside
the passenger compartment accordingly.
CAUTION
Do not obstruct either sensor,
otherwise the automatic air
conditioner will not operate properly.
Sunlight sensor
Interior temperature sensor
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Vent Operation (Front)
Open
Close
qAdjusting the Vents
Directing airflow
You can direct air flow by moving the adjustment knob.
Opening/closing vents
The two outside vents can be opened and closed with wheel.
NOTE
When using the air conditioner, mist may come out from the vents. This is not a sign of trouble but a
result of humid air being suddenly cooled.
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qSelecting the Airflow Mode
Dashboard Vents
Defroster and Floor Vents
Dashboard and Floor Vents
Defroster Vents
Floor Vents
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Fully Automatic Type
Climate control information is displayed on the information display.
Information display
Air intake display
A/C
AUTO
DUAL
Airflow display
Mode selector display
Ambient temperature /Temperature
setting display (front passenger)
Temperature setting display (driver)
Driver temperature control dial
A/C switch
Fan control dial
AUTO switch
Mode selector
switch
Windshield defroster switch
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OFF switch
Front passenger temperature control dial
DUAL switch
OUTSIDE (Ambient
temperature) switch
Air intake selector
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qControl Switches
Temperature control dial
AUTO switch
Cold
By pressing the AUTO switch the
following functions will be automatically
controlled in accordance with the selected
set temperature:
l Airflow temperature
l Amount of airflow
l Selection of airflow mode
l Outside/Recirculated air selection
l Air conditioner operation
NOTE
AUTO switch indicator light
l When on, it indicates AUTO operation, and
the system will function automatically.
l When off, it indicates the operation of other
switches such as the mode selector switch,
fan control dial, A/C switch and windshield
defroster switch. Other functions will
continue to operate automatically.
Hot
This dial controls temperature. Turn it
clockwise for hot and counterclockwise
for cold.
l When the DUAL switch is off:
Turn the driver temperature control dial
to control the temperature.
l When the DUAL switch is on:
Turn the driver or front passenger
temperature control dial to control the
temperature.
NOTE
The system changes to the individual operation
mode (DUAL switch indicator light
illuminated) by turning the front passenger
temperature control dial even when the DUAL
switch is off, which allows individual control
of the set temperature for the driver and front
passenger.
Fan control dial
OFF switch
Slow
Pressing the OFF switch shuts off the
climate control system.
Fast
The fan has seven speeds. The selected
speed will be displayed.
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Mode selector switch
NOTE
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The air conditioning operates when the A/C
switch is pressed even if the fan is off.
The air conditioner may not function when
the outside temperature approaches 0 °C
(32 °F). (Indicator light remains on even
when system is off.)
Air intake selector
The desired airflow mode can be selected
(page 6-5).
NOTE
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With the airflow mode set to the
position and the temperature control dial
set at a medium temperature, heated air is
directed to the feet and a comparably lower
air temperature will flow through the
central, left and right vents.
To set the air vent to
, press the
windshield defroster switch.
In the
position, the air conditioner is
automatically turned on and the outside air
mode is automatically selected to defrost
the windshield. In the
position, the
outside air mode cannot be changed to the
recirculated air mode.
A/C switch
Outside or recirculated air positions can
be selected. Press the switch to select
outside/recirculated air positions.
Recirculated air position
(indicator light illuminated)
Use this position when going through
tunnels, driving in congested traffic (high
engine exhaust areas) or when quick
cooling is desired.
Outside air position
light turned off)
(indicator
Use this position for normal conditions
and defogging.
WARNING
Pressing the A/C switch while the AUTO
switch is turned on will turn off the air
conditioning (cooling/dehumidifying
functions). The air conditioning can be
turned on and off by pressing the A/C
switch while the fan control dial is on.
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Do not use the
position in cold or
rainy weather:
position in cold or
Using the
rainy weather is dangerous as it will
cause the windows to fog up. Your
vision will be hampered, which could
lead to a serious accident.
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OUTSIDE (Ambient Temperature)
switch
Individual operation mode (indicator
light illuminated)
The set temperature can be controlled
individually for the driver and front
passenger.
Interconnection mode (indicator light
turned off)
Press the OUTSIDE switch to display the
ambient temperature.
NOTE
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The displayed ambient temperature may
vary from the actual ambient temperature
depending on the surrounding area and
vehicle conditions.
Press the OUTSIDE switch for three
seconds or longer to switch the display
from Fahrenheit to Centigrade or vice
versa.
Press the OUTSIDE switch again to switch
the display from ambient temperature to the
temperature set for the air conditioner.
The set temperature for the driver and
front passenger is controlled
simultaneously.
NOTE
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The set temperature for the front passenger
changes to that of the driver while in the
interconnected mode.
is displayed on the information
display while in the individual operation
mode.
The system changes to the interconnection
mode automatically if the windshield
defroster switch is pressed. The system will
not change to the individual operation
mode by pressing the DUAL switch or
turning the front passenger temperature
control dial.
DUAL switch
Windshield defroster switch
Use the DUAL switch to change the mode
between the individual operation (driver
and passenger) and interconnection
modes.
Press the switch to defrost the windshield
and front door windows.
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NOTE
NOTE
In the
position, the air conditioner is
automatically turned on and the outside air
mode is automatically selected to defrost the
position, the outside air
windshield. In the
mode cannot be changed to the recirculated
air mode.
qOperation of Automatic Air
Conditioning
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Setting the temperature to the maximum
high or low will not provide the desired
temperature at a faster rate.
When selecting heat, the system will restrict
airflow until it has warmed to prevent cold
air from blowing out of the vents.
qWindshield Defrosting and Defogging
1. Press the AUTO switch. Selection of
the airflow mode, air intake selector
and amount of airflow will be
automatically controlled.
2. Use the temperature control dial to
select a desired temperature.
Press the DUAL switch or turn the
front passenger temperature control
dial to control the set temperature
individually for the driver and front
passenger.
Cold
Hot
To turn off the system, press the OFF
switch.
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Press the windshield defroster switch.
position is
In this position, the
automatically selected, and the air
conditioner automatically turns on. The
air conditioner will directly dehumidify
the air to the front windshield and side
windows (page 6-5). Airflow amount will
be increased.
WARNING
Set the temperature control to the hot
or warm position when defogging (
position):
position with the
Using the
temperature control set to the cold
position is dangerous as it will cause
the outside of the windshield to fog
up. Your vision will be hampered,
which could lead to a serious
accident.
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NOTE
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Press the windshield defroster switch to
change the mode to the interconnection
mode automatically. The system does not
change to the individual operation mode by
pressing the DUAL switch or turning the
front passenger temperature control dial.
Use the temperature control dial to increase
the air flow temperature and defog the
windshield more quickly.
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Vent Operation (Rear)
qAdjusting the Vents
Directing airflow
You can direct air flow by moving the adjustment knob.
NOTE
When using the air conditioner, mist may come out from the vents. This is not a sign of trouble but a
result of humid air being suddenly cooled.
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qSelecting the Airflow Mode
For vehicles with rear full-auto air conditioning, the airflow mode can be selected
according to the purpose of use.
Instrument panel Vents
Floor Vents
Instrument panel and Floor Vents
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Control Panel (Rear)
Front
AUTO switch
REAR CONTROL switch
Rear
Fan control dial
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qControl Switches
Temperature control dial
Rear air conditioning on switch
Cold
Press the REAR CONTROL switch to
operate the rear air conditioning from the
rear seats.
Fan and temperature adjustment from the
rear control panel is possible only when
“CONTROL ON” in the rear control
panel is illuminated.
NOTE
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When the rear control switch is off,
operation of the rear airflow amount and
vent temperature from the rear seats is not
possible.
When the rear control switch is off, the
airflow amount and the vent temperature
for the rear are changed by operating the
temperature control dial of the front control
panel.
Airflow amount automatically changes
according to the fan control dial of the front
control panel.
When the rear control switch is off, the
mode for the rear is changed according to
the mode selector switch and the
temperature control dial of the front control
panel.
Hot
This dial controls temperature. Turn it
clockwise for hot and counterclockwise
for cold.
Fan control dial
Slow
Fast
The fan has 15 speeds.
qOperation of Automatic Air
Conditioning
Operation from front seats
1. Turn the front air conditioning on.
2. Turn the REAR CONTROL switch off.
(indicator light turned off.)
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NOTE
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Setting the temperature to the maximum
high or low will not provide the desired
temperature at a faster rate.
When selecting heat, the system will restrict
airflow until it has warmed to prevent cold
air from blowing out of the vents.
While in individual operation mode, the
temperature setting is controlled at the
driver's temperature.
When operating the air conditioning from
the front seats (REAR CONTROL switch is
off), operation from the rear seats is not
possible.
Airflow amount and the mode for the rear
cannot be changed by operating the mode
selector switch of the front control panel.
Airflow amount and the mode are
automatically changed according to the
temperature control dial.
Airflow amount automatically changes
according to the fan control dial of the front
control panel.
Operation from rear seats
1. Turn the front air conditioning on.
2. Turn the REAR CONTROL switch on
in the front control panel. (indicator
light illuminated.)
NOTE
“CONTROL ON” illuminates in the REAR
CONTROL panel.
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3. Set the temperature control dial to the
desired position.
Cold
Hot
NOTE
The airflow mode may change depending on
the set temperature.
4. Set the fan control dial to the desired
position.
Slow
Fast
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Antenna
qAM/FM Radio Antenna
The rear window antenna receives both
AM and FM signals.
Rear window antenna
CAUTION
Operating Tips for Audio
System
WARNING
Do not adjust the audio control
switches while driving the vehicle:
Adjusting the audio while driving the
vehicle is dangerous as it could
distract your attention from the
vehicle operation which could lead to
a serious accident. Always adjust the
audio while the vehicle is stopped.
Even if the audio control switches are
equipped on the steering wheel, learn
to use the switches without looking
down at them so that you can keep
your maximum attention on the road
while driving the vehicle.
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.
CAUTION
Ø For the purposes of safe driving,
adjust the audio volume to a level
that allows you to hear sounds
outside of the vehicle including car
horns and particularly emergency
vehicle sirens.
Ø Do not install non-genuine
speakers since their vibration may
affect the DSC/RSC sensors.
qSatellite Radio Antenna í
The satellite radio antenna receives
SIRIUS signals.
NOTE
Satellite radio antenna
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To prevent the battery from being
discharged, do not leave the audio system
on for a long period of time when the
engine is not running.
If a cellular phone or CB radio is used in
or near the vehicle, it could cause noise to
occur from the audio system, however, this
does not indicate that the system has been
damaged.
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qRadio Reception
AM characteristics
AM signals bend around such things as
buildings or mountains and bounce off the
ionosphere. Therefore, they can reach
longer distances than FM signals. Because
of this, two stations may sometimes be
picked up on the same frequency at the
same time.
Signals from an FM transmitter are similar
to beams of light because they do not
bend around corners, but they do reflect.
Unlike AM signals, FM signals cannot
travel beyond the horizon. Therefore, FM
stations cannot be received at the great
distances possible with AM reception.
Ionosphere
FM wave
AM wave
Ionosphere
FM wave
100—200 km (60—120 miles)
Station 1
Station 2
FM characteristics
An FM broadcast range is usually about
40―50 km (25―30 miles) from the
source. Because of extra coding needed to
break the sound into two channels, stereo
FM has even less range than monaural
(non-stereo) FM.
FM Station
40—50km
(25—30 miles)
Atmospheric conditions can also affect
FM reception. High humidity will cause
poor reception. However, cloudy days
may provide better reception than clear
days.
Multipath noise
Since FM signals can be reflected by
obstructions, it is possible to receive both
the direct signal and the reflected signal at
the same time. This causes a slight delay
in reception and may be heard as a broken
sound or a distortion. This problem may
also be encountered when in close
proximity to the transmitter.
Reflected wave
Direct
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Flutter/Skip noise
Signals from an FM transmitter move in
straight lines and become weak in valleys
between tall buildings, mountains, and
other obstacles. When a vehicle passes
through such an area, the reception
conditions may change suddenly, resulting
in annoying noise.
Strong signal noise
This occurs very close to a transmitter
tower. The broadcast signals are
extremely strong, so the result is noise and
sound breakup at the radio receiver.
Station drift noise
Weak signal noise
In suburban areas, broadcast signals
become weak because of distance from
the transmitter. Reception in such fringe
areas is characterized by sound breakup.
When a vehicle reaches the area of two
strong stations broadcasting at similar
frequencies, the original station may be
temporarily lost and the second station
picked up. At this time there will be some
noise from this disturbance.
Station 1
88.1 MHz
Station 2
88.3 MHz
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qOperating Tips for CD Player/InDash CD Changer
l
The CD revolves at high speed within
the unit. Defective (cracked or badly
bent) CDs should never be used.
l
Do not use non-conventional discs
such as heart-shaped, octagonal discs,
etc. The disc may not eject resulting in
a malfunction.
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If the memory portion of the CD is
transparent or translucent, do not use
the disc.
Condensation phenomenon
Immediately after turning on the heater
when the vehicle is cold, the CD or
optical components (prism and lens) in the
CD player/In-dash CD changer may
become clouded with condensation. At
this time, the CD will eject immediately
when placed in the unit. A clouded CD
can be corrected simply by wiping it with
a soft cloth. Clouded optical components
will clear naturally in about an hour. Wait
for normal operation to return before
attempting to use the unit.
Handling the CD player/In-dash CD
changer
The following precautions should be
observed.
l Do not spill any liquid on the audio
system.
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Do not insert any objects, other than
CDs, into the slot.
Transparent
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A new CD may have rough edges on
its inner and outer perimeters. If a disc
with rough edges is used, proper
setting will not be possible and the CD
player/In-dash CD changer will not
play the CD. In addition, the disc may
not eject resulting in a malfunction.
Remove the rough edges in advance by
using a ball-point pen or pencil as
shown below. To remove the rough
edges, rub the side of the pen or pencil
against the inner and outer perimeter of
the CD.
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Use discs that have been legitimately
produced. If illegally-copied discs such
as pirated discs are used, the system
may not operate properly.
l
Be sure never to touch the signal
surface when handling the CDs. Pick
up a CD by grasping the outer edge or
the edge of the hole and the outer edge.
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Do not stick paper or tape on the CD.
Avoid scratching the reverse side (the
side without a label). The disc may not
eject resulting in a malfunction.
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.
When driving over uneven surfaces,
the sound may jump.
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The CD player/In-dash CD changer has
been designed to play CDs bearing the
identification logo as shown. No other
discs can be played.
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Insert discs one by one. If two discs are
inserted at the same time, the system
may not operate properly.
CD TEXT textual information cannot
be displayed by audio units other than
the CD player/In-dash CD changer.
(Only playback is possible.)
The following player can play MP3
files recorded in CD-ROM, CD-R, and
CD-RW.
· CD player
· In-dash CD changer
The CD player/In-dash CD changer
ejects the CD if the CD is inserted
upside down. Also dirty and/or
defective CDs may be ejected.
An 8 cm (3 in) CD can be played in the
CD player.
The In-dash CD changer is specially
made for 12 cm (5 in) CDs.
An 8 cm (3 in) CD can be played in the
In-dash CD changer if an 8 cm (3 in)
CD adapter is used.
If an 8 cm (3 in) CD adapter is not
used, the In-dash CD changer may be
damaged. Always use a CD adapter.
Do not insert cleaning discs in the CD
player/In-dash CD changer.
Do not insert any disc with a peel-off
seal affixed to it.
This unit may not be able to play
certain CD-R/CD-RWs made using a
computer or music CD recorder due to
disc characteristics, scratches,
smudges, dirt, etc., or due to dust or
condensation on the lens inside the
unit.
Storing CDs in the vehicle exposed to
direct sunlight or high temperature may
damage the CD-R/CD-RWs, and make
them unplayable.
CD-R/CD-RW exceeding 700 MB
cannot be played.
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This unit may not be able to play
certain discs made using a computer
due to the application (writing
software) setting used. (For details,
consult the store where the application
was purchased.)
It is possible that certain text data, such
as titles, recorded on a CD-R/CD-RW
may not be displayed when musical
data (CD-DA) is playing.
The period from when a CD-RW is
inserted to when it begins playing is
longer than a normal CD or CD-R.
Completely read the instruction manual
and cautions for CD-R/CD-RWs.
Do not use discs with cellophane tape
adhering, partially peeled off labels, or
adhesive material exuding from the
edges of the CD label. Also, do not use
discs with a commercially-available
CD-R label affixed. The disc may not
eject resulting in a malfunction.
qOperating tips for MP3
NOTE
Supply of this product only conveys a license
for private, non-commercial use and does not
convey a license nor imply any right to use this
product in any commercial (i.e. revenuegenerating) real time broadcasting (terrestrial,
satellite, cable and/or any other media),
broadcasting/streaming via the Internet,
intranets and/or other networks or in other
electronic content distribution systems, such as
pay-audio or audio-on-demand applications.
An independent license for such use is
required. For details, please visit
http://www.mp3licensing.com.
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This audio system handles MP3 files
that have been recorded on CD-R/CDRW/CD-ROMs. Discs that have been
recorded using the following formats
can be played:
ISO 9660 level 1
ISO 9660 level 2
Joliet extended format
Romeo extended format
This unit handles MP3 files
conforming to the MP3 format
containing both header frames and data
frames.
This unit can play multi-session
recorded discs that have up to 40
sessions.
This unit can play MP3s with sampling
frequencies of 16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48
kHz.
This unit can play MP3 files that have
been recorded in bit rates of 8 kbps to
320 kbps. Nonetheless, to insure
enjoyment of music with consistent
sound quality, it is recommended to use
discs that have been recorded at a bit
rate of 128 kbps or more.
If a disc has both music data (CD-DA)
and MP3 files, playback of the two file
types differs depending on how the
disc was recorded.
Packet written discs cannot be played
on this unit.
This unit does not play CDs recorded
using MP3i (MP3 interactive), MP3
PRO and RIFF MP3 formats.
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About folders and files
l The order of hierarchy for MP3 files
and folders during playback or other
functions is from shallow to deep. The
arrangement and playing order of a
recorded disc containing MP3 files is
as follows:
File number
A numerical file number is assigned
to each file in a folder in the order of
hierarchy from shallow to deep.
Folder number
A numerical folder number is
assigned to each folder in the order
of hierarchy from shallow to deep.
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NOTE
Folders and tracks (files) within the same
hierarchy play in the order they were written to
the disc depending on the write software.
Folder
No.
: Folder
: Track (File)
01
02
04
3
03
2
05
4
06
5
1
Level1
Level2
Level3
Level4
Playback may not occur in the above
hierarchy depending on the audio unit.
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The folder order is automatically
assigned and this order cannot be
optionally set.
Any folder without an MP3 file will be
ignored. (It will be skipped and the
folder number will not be displayed.)
MP3 files not conforming to the MP3
format containing both header frames
and data frames will be skipped and
not played.
This unit will play MP3 files that have
up to eight levels. However, the more
levels a disc has, the longer it will take
to initially start playing. It is
recommended to record discs with two
levels or less.
A single disc with up to 512 files can
be played and a single folder with up to
255 files can be played.
When naming an MP3 file, be sure to
add an MP3 file extension (.mp3) after
the file name.
The maximum number of characters
that can be used for file names is as
follows. However, this unit will only
display up to 32 characters, including
the file extension (.mp3).
ISO9660 level 1
ISO9660 level 2
Joliet extended
format
Romeo extended
format
Maximum number of
characters in a file name
(including a separator “.”
and the three letters of the
file extension)
12*
31*
64
128
* English one-byte characters (capitalized only) and
underbar “_” are available.
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CAUTION
This unit can only play MP3 files that
have an MP3 file extension (.mp3)
attached. Do not attach an MP3 file
extension to any other type file as it
could cause noise to be emitted or a
malfunction in the unit.
About ID3 Tag display
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This unit can only display ID3 Tag
album, track and artist names that have
been input using Ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3
formats. Any other data that may have
been input cannot be displayed.
This unit can only display English
(including numerals) one-byte
characters. Use only English (including
numerals) one-byte characters when
inputting ID3 tags. Two-byte characters
and some special symbols cannot be
displayed.
Specialized glossary
MP3
Abbreviation for “MPEG Audio Layer 3”.
A technical standard for audio
compression as decided by an ISO
(International Organization for
Standardization) MPEG working group.
Use of MP3 allows for audio data to be
compressed to approximately a tenth of
the source data size.
ISO 9660
An international standard for logical
formatting of CD-ROM files and folders.
It is divided into three separate levels
based on differences in file naming
procedures, data configuration and other
characteristics.
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Multi-session
A session is the complete amount of data
recorded from the beginning to the end of
a single period of CD-ROM, CD-R/CDRW data recording. Multi-session refers to
the existence of data from two or more
sessions on a single disc.
Sampling
Refers to the process of encoding analog
audio data at regular intervals and
converting it to digital data. The sampling
rate refers to the number of times a
sample is taken in one second and is
expressed in Hz units. Increasing the
sampling rate improves the sound quality
but also increases the data size.
VBR
Abbreviation for Variable Bit Rate. While
CBR (Constant Bit Rate) is generally
used, VBR varies the bit rate for audio
compression according to compression
conditions and this allows for
compression with preference given to
sound quality.
Bit rate
Refers to the volume of data per second,
expressed in bps (bits per second).
Generally, the larger the number of the
transfer bit rate when compressing an
MP3 file, the more information regarding
musical reproduction it carries, and
therefore the better the sound quality.
Packet writing
A general term for the method, similar to
that used for floppy discs or hard drives,
of recording the required file in a single
increment on a CD-R and similar.
ID3 Tag
ID3 tag is a method for storing
information related to the music in an
MP3 file. Information such as track, artist
and album name can be stored. This
content can be freely edited using ID3
editing function software.
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Audio Set
Audio information is displayed on the information display.
CD Player
In-Dash CD Changer
Power/Volume/Sound Controls .............................................................................. page 6-28
Operating the Radio ............................................................................................... page 6-34
Operating the Satellite Radio ................................................................................. page 6-36
Operating the Compact Disc (CD) Player .............................................................. page 6-48
Operating the In-Dash CD Changer ....................................................................... page 6-52
Operating the Auxiliary jack .................................................................................. page 6-56
Error Indications ..................................................................................................... page 6-57
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qPower/Volume/Sound Controls
Power/Volume dial
Audio control dial
Power ON/OFF
Audio sound adjustment
Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or
ON position.
1. Press the audio control dial to select the
function. The selected function will be
indicated.
Press the power/volume dial to turn the
audio system on.
Press the power/volume dial again to turn
the audio system off.
Standard audioequipped model
*1
NOTE
To prevent the battery from being discharged,
do not leave the audio system on for a long
period of time when the engine is not running.
Volume adjustment
To adjust the volume, turn the power/
volume dial.
Turn the power/volume dial to the right to
increase volume, to the left to decrease it.
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Bose® Sound System-equipped model
*1
Bose Sound
System-equipped
model
*1
(Stereo mode)
Indication
Turn Left Turn Right
OFF
ON
Select mode
*1
*1*2
*1 Depending on the mode selected, the
indication changes.
*2 Depending on the model, this function
may not be available.
Decrease
Increase
bass
bass
Decrease
Increase
treble
treble
Shift the
Shift the
sound to the sound to the
front
rear
Shift the
Shift the
sound to the sound to the
left
right
2. Turn the audio control dial to adjust the
selected functions as follows:
OFF
ON
Standard audio-equipped model
OFF
ON
12Hr
(Flashing)
24Hr
(Flashing)
Indication
Turn Left Turn Right
Select mode
Decrease
Increase
bass
bass
Decrease
Increase
treble
treble
Shift the
Shift the
sound to the sound to the
front
rear
Shift the
Shift the
sound to the sound to the
left
right
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
12Hr
(Flashing)
24Hr
(Flashing)
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(5.1-channel sound mode)
Indication
Automatic Level Control (ALC)
Turn Left Turn Right
OFF
ON
ALL
Rr
Select mode
Decrease
Increase
bass
bass
Decrease
Increase
treble
treble
Shift the
Shift the
sound to the sound to the
front
rear
Shift the
Shift the
sound to the sound to the
left
right
(Standard audio-equipped model)
The automatic level control is a feature
that automatically adjusts audio volume
and sound quality according to the vehicle
speed.
The volume increases in accordance with
the increase in vehicle speed, and
decreases as vehicle speed decreases.
Select the desired ALC mode.
Mode
Volume change
No change
Minimum
OFF
ON
Medium
OFF
ON
Maximum
12Hr
(Flashing)
24Hr
(Flashing)
The display switches to the 5.1-channel
sound mode when the following
conditions are met:
l The vehicle is Rear Entertainment
System equipped.
l The mode is switched to “RSES” (page
6-59).
l A CD or a DVD is inserted in the Rear
Entertainment System or the sound of
the disc is 5.1 Dolby Digital/DTS
audio.
NOTE
About 5 seconds after selecting any mode, the
volume function will be automatically selected.
To reset bass, treble, fade, and balance, press
the audio control dial for 2 seconds. The unit
will beep and “CLEAR” will be displayed.
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Turn the audio control dial to select ALC
OFF or ALC LEVEL1―3 modes. The
selected mode will be indicated.
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*
AUDIOPILOT® (Bose® Sound
System-equipped model)
AUDIOPILOT® automatically adjusts
audio volume and sound quality in
accordance with the level of noise
entering the vehicle interior while driving.
When AUDIOPILOT® is turned ON, the
system automatically calculates the
conditions for optimum hearing of sound
which may be difficult to hear depending
on exterior noise.
Turn the audio control dial to select
CenterPT MIN―MAX mode. The
selected mode will be indicated.
* AUDIOPILOT® is a registered
trademark of Bose Corporation.
*
Centerpoint® (Bose® Sound Systemequipped model)
Centerpoint® offers you the experience of
5.1-channel surround sound in your
vehicle even with your conventional 2channel stereo DVDs inserted in the Rear
Entertainment System main unit or 2channel stereo CDs.
The true surround sound effect of
Centerpoint® can be adjusted to any one
of five level between minimum and
maximum enhancement.
Indication
Enhance level
Off
Minimum
Low
Medium
High
Maximum
NOTE
l
l
Centerpoint® operates optimally with a 2channel stereo CD. MP3 audio files can be
played, however, MP3 audio files encoded
with high compression may result in poor
sound quality.
Centerpoint® is available for 2-channel
stereo audio except for AM/FM/SIRIUS/
AUX.
* Centerpoint® is a registered trademark
of Bose Corporation.
Rear seat-optimized
The rear seat-optimized function allows
passengers to optimize the audio output to
the rear for a more pleasurable acoustic
field when selecting the 5.1-channel
sound mode.
Select Surround Rr to increase the
surround effect to the rear seat. Select
Surround ALL to apply the surround
effect to all seats.
NOTE
Rear seat-optimized is only effective if a CD or
a DVD inserted in the Rear Entertainment
System main unit is 5.1 Dolby Digital/DTS
audio.
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Surround
When the rear seat-optimized function is
operating, the surround effect can be
enjoyed at five separate levels.
Indication
Volume change
Minimum
Low
Medium
High
Maximum
Turn the audio control dial to select
Surround MIN-MAX mode. The selected
mode will be indicated.
BEEP setting
The beep-sound when operating the audio
system can be set on or off.
ILLM EFT setting (Illumination setting
during operation)
The audio system illumination during
operation can be set on or off.
Time adjustment
Rotating the audio control dial switches
the display between 12 and 24-hour clock
time (page 6-141).
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qOperating the Radio
Scan button Band selector button
Seek tuning
buttons
Manual tuning dial/Auto memory button
Radio ON
Press a band selector button (
turn the radio on.
Channel preset buttons
Tuning
) to
Band selection
Successively pressing the band selector
) switches the bands as
button (
follows: FM1→FM2→AM.
The selected mode will be indicated. If
FM stereo is being received, “ST” will be
displayed.
NOTE
If the FM broadcast signal becomes weak,
reception automatically changes from
STEREO to MONO for reduced noise, and the
“ST” indicator will go out.
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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 erased.
Manual tuning
Turning the manual tuning dial will
change the frequency higher or lower.
Seek tuning
Pressing the seek tuning button ( , )
will cause the tuner to seek a higher or
lower frequency automatically.
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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, press the scan
) again during this interval.
button (
Preset channel tuning
The 6 preset channels can be used to store
6 AM and 12 FM stations.
1. To set a channel first select AM, FM1,
or FM2. Tune to the desired station.
2. Depress a channel preset button for
about 2 seconds until a beep sound is
heard. The preset channel number and
station frequency will be displayed.
The station is now held in the memory.
Press and hold the auto memory button
) for about 2 seconds until a beep
(
sound is heard; the system will
automatically scan and temporarily store
up to 6 stations with the strongest
frequencies in each selected band in that
area.
After scanning is completed, the station
with the strongest frequency will be tuned
and its frequency displayed.
Press and release the auto memory button
) to recall stations from the auto(
stored stations. One stored station will be
selected each time; its frequency and
channel number will be displayed.
NOTE
If no stations can be tuned after scanning
operations, “A” will be displayed.
3. Repeat this operation for the other
stations and bands you want to store.
To tune one in the memory, select AM,
FM1, or FM2 and then press its
channel preset button. The station
frequency and the channel number will
be displayed.
NOTE
If the power supply is interrupted (fuse blows
or the battery is disconnected), the preset
channels will be erased.
Auto memory tuning
This is especially useful when driving in
an area where the local stations are not
known. Additional AM/FM stations can
be stored without disturbing the
previously set channels.
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qOperating the Satellite Radio í
Band selector button
Instant replay button
Satellite button
Scan button
Seek tuning/Category
buttons
Manual tuning dial/Display/
Electronic serial number button
Display feed dial
Channel preset buttons
Information display
All operations of the satellite radio are displayed on the Information display.
Channel number, Channel name, Category name, Artist name, Song title,
ID code, Preset channel number, Bank number, Error signs
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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. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
- Increase the separation between the
equipment and tuner.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the tuner is
connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
What is satellite radio?
SIRIUS is radio the way it was meant to
be: More than 100 new channels of digital
quality programming delivered to listeners
coast to coast via satellite. That means
channels of completely commercial-free
music plus more channels of news, sports,
and entertainment from names like
CNBC, Discovery, SCI-FI Channel, A&E,
House of Blues, E!, NPR, Speed vision
and ESPN.
SIRIUS is live, dynamic entertainment,
completely focused on listeners. Every
minute of every day of every week will be
different. All commercial-free music
channels are created in-house and hosted
by DJs who know and love the music. Do
you like Reggae? How about Classic
Rock or New Rock? SIRIUS has an array
of choices spanning a vast range of
musical tastes including the hits of the
50's, 60's, 70's, & 80's as well as Jazz,
Country, Blues, Pop, Rap, R&B,
Bluegrass, Alternative, Classical, Heavy
Metal, Dance and many others.
From its state-of-the-art, digital
broadcasting facility in Rockefeller
Center, New York City, SIRIUS will
deliver the broadest, deepest mix of radio
entertainment from coast to coast.
SIRIUS will bring you music and
entertainment programming that is simply
not available on traditional radio in any
market across the country. It's radio like
you've never heard before.
Sign up for SIRIUS Radio today! For
more information, visit siriusradio.com.
Satellite radio can be subscribed to and
received in the United States. (Except
Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada.
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How to subscribe to satellite radio
Once the system is installed you must first
subscribe to the SIRIUS Radio service to
activate the system.
The SIRIUS Radio service uses an ID
code to identify your radio. This code is
needed to subscribe to SIRIUS Radio, and
if needed, is also used to report any
problems should there be any in the
future. Listeners can subscribe using any
of the following methods:
l Visiting SIRIUS on the web at www.
sirius.com
l Subscribing to SIRIUS customer care,
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week.
l Calling (888) 539-7474
l E-mail at: customercare@siriusradio.com
l Writing to: SATELLITE RADIO
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Attention: Customer Care
Customers should have their SIRIUS
Radio ID Electronic Serial Number
(ESN#) ready.
NOTE
Your ESN# should have been recorded at the
time of installation. If not, refer to
“DISPLAYING THE SIRIUS ID (ESN)” to
retrieve your ESN#.
Satellite radio activation
For activation and subscription
information call toll-free at 1-888-539SIRI (7474). A SIRIUS Customer Care
representative will take the necessary
information and walk you through the
activation process. Or you can visit
SIRIUS online at WWW.siriusradio.com
and click on the “Join” button.
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When you call the SIRIUS Customers
Care number you have two options
available.
(1) The full package which allows you
access to all SIRIUS content except
pay- per-view.
(2) The family package which allows
access to certain channels. Please see
the website: www.sirius.com for
details.
Please have the following information
ready when attempting to activate your
service:
l SIRIUS ID (ESN*)
l Valid credit card information (type,
number, expiration date)
When you are ready to receive the on-air
activation signals you will be instructed
(for activation via phone) to turn on your
tuner, have the antenna pointed skyward,
and to set the channel to channel 184.
Once the signal is sent from the national
studio it may take up to 10 minutes to be
received by your unit.
NOTE
On-air activation is completed after the
procedure, in most cases from 10 seconds to
10 minutes.
* ESN: Electronic Serial Number
SIRIUS operation
All operations of the satellite radio are
conducted by means of the audio unit.
SIRIUS radio mode selection
When the satellite button is pressed during
ACC ON, it will play the last SIRIUS
channel in use before the mode was
switched over to another mode or the
power was turned off.
When the satellite button is pressed in a
mode other than the SIRIUS mode, the
last channel in use will be received.
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Every time the satellite button is pressed,
the bank changes in the order shown
below.
SR1
SR2
SR3
When the SIRIUS mode is switched to
another mode, or when the power is
turned off, the present channel which is
being received is stored as the last
channel.
Channel selection
Turning the manual tuning dial allows you
to select the desired receiving channel.
l Turn the knob clockwise: Channel Up
l Turn the knob counterclockwise:
Channel Down
Unsubscribed channel
NOTE
SR1, SR2 and SR3: 6 stations can be stored in
each bank for convenient access to your
favorite stations.
When a selected station has not been
subscribed to, the display indicates the
following:
[CALL + 888] and [539 + SIRI] (Flashes
alternately)
NOTE
Operation in the initial state
It may take some time to start up the
equipment when it is in the initial state,
when there is a change in the user's
subscription condition, or when the
SIRIUS channel map is changed.
“UPDATING xx%” is displayed when the
SIRIUS channel map is changed. If the
unit is initialized or the user contract
content is changed, “UPDATING” is
displayed. Updating could take as long as
3 minutes depending on the geographical
area. When the unit is in an initialized
state, channel 184 is displayed after the
display indicates “UPDATING 100%”. If
the SIRIUS channel map or the user
contract content is changed, the channel
prior to the change is displayed after
“UPDATING” is displayed. After the
initialization display, it may take as long
as 12 seconds to receive channel 184.
When the subscription contract is canceled, all
of the channels including channel 184 appear
as unsubscribed.
Invalid channel
When a selected channel is not
broadcasting, [SR + (bank number) +
INVALID] is displayed for 1 second,
followed by [SR + (bank number) +
CHANNEL], which is also displayed for
1 second. The display then returns to the
previous valid channel.
NOTE
If the last channel selected has become
unavailable because of a channel update the
above indication is displayed until any button
is pressed.
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Preset channel programming
NOTE
(Programming with “channel number”
display)
Six stations can be stored in each bank, SR1,
SR2, and SR3 for convenient access to your
favorite stations.
1. Select the desired channel to be
programmed. At this point, the
following is displayed:
[SR + (bank number) + (channel
number)]
2. Keep pressing the channel preset
button for 1.5 seconds or more.
The programming process is complete
after the channel number flashes. Then,
[SR + (bank number)] is displayed and
a beep sound is heard at the same time.
3. [SR + (bank number) + CH + (preset
number) + (channel number)] are
displayed.
(Programming with “text” display (e.g.
channel name))
1. Select the desired channel to be
programmed. At this point, the
following is displayed:
[SR + (bank number) + (selected text
(e.g. channel name))]
2. Keep pressing the channel preset
button for 1.5 seconds or more.
The programming process is complete
after the text (e.g. channel name)
flashes. Then, [SR + (bank number)] is
displayed and you will hear beep sound
at the same time.
3. SR + (bank number) + CH + (preset
number) + (channel number)] are
displayed.
4. Three seconds later, it returns to normal
display. [SR + (bank number) + (text
(e.g. channel name))]
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Preset channel call-up
Press and release the channel preset
button,
[SR + (bank number) + CH + (preset
number) + (channel number)] appears.
When the preset button is pressed during
text mode, its channel number is
displayed first for 3 second and then its
text is displayed.
NOTE
In the initial setting, all channels are preset to
184.
Category change
Press the category button (UP or DOWN)
and select the desired category.
l Press the category button (UP):
Category up
l Press the category button (DOWN):
Category down
Every time the category (UP) button is
pressed for 1.5 second or less, the
category is changed over in the order
shown below.
At this time, the lowest (smallest-number)
channel within the category indicated is
received.
When the highest (or lowest) category is
reached, the category is changed over in
the order shown below.
Highest category→Category all→Lowest
category
NOTE
While in “CATEGORY ALL” mode, all
channels covering a category can be accessed
(Category off condition).
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Channel selection within a category
If category is not in “ALL” and the
channel number is displayed, turning the
manual tuning dial moves the channel
number up/down in the present category.
l Turn the manual tuning dial clockwise:
Channel Up
l Turn the manual tuning dial
counterclockwise: Channel Down
NOTE
The channel number needs to be indicated in
the display to use manual tuning dial for this
function.
Channel number, channel name,
category, artist, song titles and info
display
Each time the display button is pressed
during SIRIUS reception, the display of
the text data is changed over in the order
shown below.
Channel number
Channel name
Category
name
Info
Song title
Artist name
NOTE
l
l
Eight characters are displayed on 1 screen.
By turning the display feed dial
counterclockwise, it is possible to display
the remaining part of the title one character
at a time each time the display feed dial is
rotated one increment counterclockwise.
(Channel number display)
l When the display button is pressed
while in info display mode, the mode
changes to the channel number display
mode.
(Channel name display)
l When the display button is pressed
while in channel number display mode,
it changes to channel name display
mode.
l There are short (8 fixed characters) and
long names for the channel name.
l The long name is displayed first, and 3
seconds later the short name is
displayed. If there is no short name, the
long name is displayed.
l If there are more than 8 characters in
the channel name, it is possible to
display the remaining part of the
channel name one character at a time
each time the display feed dial is
rotated one increment clockwise.
l While the short name is displayed,
turning the display feed dial switches
the display to the long name.
l Three seconds after scrolling the long
name, the display automatically returns
to the first part of the long name. Three
more seconds and the short name
appears.
l If there is no channel name,
“No TITLE” is displayed.
(Category name display)
l When the display button is pressed
while in channel name display mode, it
changes to the category name display
mode.
l There are short (8 fixed characters) and
long names for the category name.
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l
l
l
l
l
The long name is displayed first, and 3
seconds later the short name is
displayed. If there is no short name, the
long name is displayed.
If there are more than 8 characters in
the category name, it is possible to
display the remaining part of the
category name one character at a time
each time the display feed dial is
rotated one increment clockwise.
While the short name is displayed,
turning the display feed dial switches
the display to the long name.
Three seconds after scrolling the long
name, the display automatically returns
to display the first part of the long
name. Three more seconds and the
short name appears.
If there is no category name,
“No CATEGORY” is displayed.
(Artist name display)
l When the display button is pressed
while in category name display mode,
it changes to the artist name display
mode.
l If there are more than 8 characters in
the artist's name, it is possible to
display the remaining part of the artist
name one character at a time each time
the display feed dial is rotated one
increment clockwise.
l Three seconds after scrolling the artist
name, the display automatically return
to display the first part of the artist's
name.
l If there is no artist's name,
“No ARTIST” is displayed.
(Song title display)
l When the display button is pressed
while in artist name display mode, it
changes to the song title display mode.
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l
l
l
If there are more than 8 characters in
the song title, it is possible to display
the remaining part of the song title one
character at a time each time the
display feed dial is rotated one
increment clockwise.
Three more seconds after scrolling the
song title, the display automatically
returns to display the first part of the
song title.
If there is no song title, “No SONG” is
displayed.
(INFO (such as composer's name)
display)
l When the display button is pressed
while in song title display mode, it
changes to the INFO display mode.
l If there are more than 8 characters in
the composer's name, it is possible to
display the remaining part of the name
one character at a time each time the
display feed dial is rotated one
increment clockwise.
l Three seconds after scrolling the text,
the display automatically returns to
display the first part of the text.
l If there is no composer name,
“No INFO” is displayed.
Instant replay
This function allows you to rewind and
replay the program that you were
previously or are currently listening to.
Press the instant replay button ( ).
When the seek tuning button ( ) is
pressed (about 1.5 seconds), playback
starts from the beginning of the current
program.
When the seek tuning button ( ) is
pressed twice, playback starts from the
beginning of the previous program.
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When the seek tuning button ( ) is
pressed for about 1.5 seconds or longer,
the program is reversed while the button
is being pressed.
When the seek tuning button ( ) is
pressed (about 1.5 seconds), playback
starts from the beginning of the next
program. When the seek tuning button
( ) is pressed (about 1.5 seconds) while
the last program is being played, the
instant replay mode is cancelled.
When the seek tuning button ( ) is
pressed for 1.5 seconds or longer, the
program is fast-forwarded while the
button is being pressed. When pressing
and holding the button until the end of the
program, the instant replay mode is
cancelled.
When the instant replay button is pressed
again, playback is paused, or playback
starts if it has been paused.
Instant replay (PAUSE)
If the instant replay button is pressed
while the instant replay mode is off,
instant replay mode is turned on in a
paused condition (PAUSE). Press the
instant replay button again to resume
playback from the point at which it was
paused.
NOTE
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If the channel is changed, the instant replay
buffer data is deleted.
After turning on the power and switching to
SIRIUS digital satellite radio mode, the
instant replay mode is not available for
several seconds after changing channels.
(How to cancel the instant replay)
l Turn off the ACC or POWER.
l Press any one of the following buttons:
FM/AM, CD, AUX, SAT, TRACK/
SEEK/CAT, or a channel preset button.
l Short-press the seek tuning button (
)
to the last track while tracking up.
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To fast-forward to the end of the track
long-press the seek tuning button ( ).
Turn the manual tuning dial.
Insert or play a CD.
Displaying the SIRIUS ID (ESN)
When the ESN button is pressed for 1.5
seconds or longer, a 12-digit Electronic
Serial Number (ESN) for the SIRIUS
tuner is displayed.
[SR + (bank number) + (first 8 digits of
SIRIUS ID (ESN))] are displayed.
The 4 digits following the first 8 digits are
displayed by turning the display feed dial
clockwise.
While the last 4 digits of the 12-digit
SIRIUS ID (ESN) are displayed, turning
the display feed dial displays the first 8
digits of SIRIUS ID (ESN).
(How to clear the message)
l Turn off the ACC.
l Turn off the POWER.
l Press any one of the following buttons:
FM/AM, CD, AUX, SAT, ESN/DISP,
CAT, SCAN, Instant replay, or a
channel preset button.
l Turn the manual tuning dial.
l Insert or play a CD.
(If the SIRIUS ID (ESN) for the tuner
does not display)
If “ESN + FAIL” is displayed after
pressing the ESN button for 1.5 seconds
or longer, contact an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
Initialization of ID code
If the registered ID code is forgotten,
return the ID code to the default [0000] by
performing the following steps:
Setting condition: SAT mode
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(Master code input preparation)
1. Hold the scan button, then press
channel preset button 4, hold both
buttons together for 1.5 seconds.
2. “ENTER PIN” appears for 2 seconds
which indicates that it is in code input
mode.
(How to clear the message)
l Press any of the following FM/AM,
SAT, CD, AUX, CAT, ESN/DISP,
Instant replay, POWER buttons.
l Turn the ACC off or insert a CD.
NOTE
l
3. “SR1 - - - -” appears, which indicates
that it is ready for code input.
l
(Master code input)
4. Input the master code using the channel
preset buttons 1-4.
Press the scan button inputting the
code.
(The master code is already set at the
time of factory shipment.)
(Master code input determination)
5. Determine the master code which has
been input by pressing the scan button.
6. “PIN CLEARED” appears which
indicates that the master code input has
been completed.
7. The ID code is set to the default [0000]
and the initialization process is
completed.
NOTE
Master code:
The Master Code is used to initialize or reinitialize the ID code in the event that the code
is not set to [0000] and/or the personalized ID
code is not known. The initialization process
resets the ID code to [0000]. The master code
can potentially defeat the intent of the security
of the parental lock if it is located by persons
not authorized by the owner to access certain
channels.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Master Code: [0913]
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When a numeric value other than the
master code is input and the scan button is
pressed, “SR1 Err” is displayed and then it
returns to the “SR1 - - - -” display again.
If an ID code is not input for 10 seconds,
“Err” is displayed and it returns to the
former display.
Channel preset buttons 1, 2, 3, 4 and the
scan button are used for inputting the ID
code. Buttons 5 and 6 cannot be used.
Change of ID code
Setting condition: SAT mode
When changing the ID code, the new ID
code is input after the previous one is
input first.
(Registered ID code input)
1. Hold the scan button, then press
channel preset button 5, hold both
buttons together for 1.5 seconds.
2. “ENTER PIN” appears for 2 seconds
which indicates that it is in code input
mode.
3. “SR1 - - - -” appears, which indicates
that it is ready for code input.
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4. Input the registered ID code using
channel preset buttons 1-4. Then press
the scan button.
Example: When the registered ID code
is “2323”, input “2323”. At this time
“SR1 2323” is displayed.
Press 1 for the first digit, 2 for the
second, 3 for the third, and 4 for the
last digit. For example, if your number
is 2323, press 1 three times, 2 four
times, 3 three, and 4 four times. If the
display goes off while inputting, begin
from Step 1.
NOTE
The registered ID code is the default [0000] at
the time of factory shipment. If [0000] results
in “Err” on the display, go to the
“INITIALIZATION OF ID CODE” section to
reset to [0000].
(Verification with the registered ID
code)
5. Determine the input code by pressing
the scan button.
6. If it does not match with the previously
registered code, “SR1 Err” is displayed
and then it returns to “SR1 - - - -”.
7. If it matches with the previously
registered code, “ENTER PIN” appears
again and it switches to code input
mode.
8. “SR1 - - - -” appears, and it is ready for
input of the new ID code.
(New ID code input)
9. Input the new ID code using channel
preset buttons 1-4.
Example: If “1234” is input as the new
code, “SR1 1234” is displayed.
Press the scan button after the code is
input.
(New ID code input determination)
10. Determine the new ID code which
has been input by pressing the scan
button.
11. “PIN CHANGED” appears for 3
seconds which indicates that the new
ID code input has been completed.
12. It returns to the former display.
(How to clear the message)
l Press any of the following FM/AM,
SAT, CD, AUX, CAT, ESN/DISP,
Instant replay, POWER buttons.
l Turn the ACC off or insert a CD.
NOTE
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If an ID code is not input for 10 seconds,
“Err” is displayed and it returns to the
former display.
Channel preset buttons 1, 2, 3, 4 and the
scan button are used for input of the ID
code. Buttons 5 and 6 cannot be used.
Individual channel locking
If a channel is locked, the channel is
muted.
NOTE
If the registered ID code is forgotten, return
the ID code to the default [0000]. (See
“INTIALIZATION OF ID CODE” section)
(Locking a channel)
1. Select a channel to be locked by
turning the manual tuning dial.
Example: Select channel 100
(Registered ID code input preparation)
2. Hold the scan button, then press
channel preset button 6, hold both
buttons together for 1.5 seconds.
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3. “ENTER PIN” appears for 2 seconds
which indicates that it is in code input
mode.
Lock cancellation
Setting condition: SAT mode
4. “SR1 - - - -” appears which indicates
that it is ready for code input.
(Releasing a locked channel)
(Registered ID code input)
5. Input the registered ID code using
channel preset buttons 1-4. Example: If
the registered ID code is “2323”, input
“2323”. At this time “SR1 2323” is
displayed. Press the scan button after
the code is input.
(Registered ID code input
determination)
6. Determine the code which has been
input by pressing the scan button.
1. Select a channel to be released by
turning the manual tuning dial.
Example: Select the locked channel
(i.e. 100). At this time,
“SR1 LOCK 100” is displayed.
(Registered ID code input preparation)
2. Hold the scan button, then press
channel preset button 6, hold both
buttons together for 1.5 seconds.
3. “ENTER PIN” appears for 2 seconds
which indicates that it is in code input
mode.
7. If it does not match the registered code,
“SR1 Err” is displayed and then it
returns to “SR1 - - - -”.
4. “SR1 - - - -” appears, which indicates
that it is ready for code input.
8. If it matches the registered code,
“SR1 LOCK” appears for 3 seconds
which indicates that the code input has
been completed.
5. Input the registered ID code using
channel preset buttons 1-4. Example:
When the registered ID code is “2323”,
input “2323”. At this time “SR1 2323”
is displayed. Press the scan button after
the code is input.
9. “SR1 LOCK 100” appears which
indicates that the parental lock is
activated. At this time, mute is on and
no sound is heard.
(How to clear the message)
l Press any of the following FM/AM,
SAT, CD, AUX, CAT, ESN/DISP,
Instant replay, POWER buttons.
l Turn the ACC off or insert a CD.
NOTE
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If an ID code is not input for 10 seconds,
“Err” is displayed and it returns to the
former display.
Channel preset buttons 1, 2, 3, 4 and the
scan button are used for input of the ID
code. Buttons 5 and 6 cannot be used.
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(Registered ID code input)
NOTE
If “Err” is displayed, go to the
“INITIALIZATION OF ID CODE” section to
reset the ID code to [0000].
(Registered ID code input
determination)
6. Determine the input code by pressing
the scan button.
7. If it does not match the registered code,
“SR1 Err” is displayed and then it
returns to “SR1 - - - -”.
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8. If it matches the registered code,
“SR1 UNLOCK” appears for 3
seconds which indicates that the code
input has been completed.
* DLP: Down Link Processor
(SATELLITE RADIO Module)
9. “SR1 100” appears which indicates that
the parental lock is off. At this time,
sound is heard.
(How to clear the message)
l Press any of the following FM/AM,
SAT, CD, AUX, CAT, ESN/DISP,
POWER buttons.
l Turn the ACC off or insert a CD.
NOTE
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If an ID code is not input for 10 seconds,
“Err” is displayed and it returns to the
former display.
Channel preset buttons 1, 2, 3, 4 and the
scan button are used for input of the ID
code. Buttons 5 and 6 cannot be used.
Error signs
(1) Depending on the surrounding
conditions (such as large trees,
buildings, or tunnels) and special
weather conditions, the reception of
SIRIUS radio waves may be
decreased or temporarily interrupted.
“ACQUIRING SIGNAL” may
appear.
(2) In case of an antenna malfunction,
“ANTENNA FAIL” is displayed.
Check the satellite radio antenna,
antenna cable and DLP antenna
connector.
NOTE
If a broken DLP* unit is replaced with a new
unit, cancel the license for the broken unit and
make sure to carry out new registration for the
replaced unit. If the license for the broken unit
is not canceled, you will be charged a
reception fee for both units.
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qOperating the Compact Disc (CD) Player
Load button
Track up/Fastforward button
Scan button
Track down/
Reverse button
CD slot
CD play button
Folder up button
CD eject button
Random button
Repeat button
Power/Volume dial
Type
Playable data
· Music data (CD-DA)
Music/MP3 CD player
· MP3 file
NOTE
If a disc has both music data (CD-DA) and
MP3 files, playback of the two file types differs
depending on how the disc was recorded.
Inserting the CD
Insert the CD into the slot, label-side up.
The auto-loading mechanism will set the
CD and begin play.
NOTE
There will be a short lapse before play begins
while the player reads the digital signals on
the CD.
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Folder down button
Display feed dial
Ejecting the CD
Press the CD eject button (
CD.
) to eject the
Playback
Press the CD play button ( ) to start
play when a CD is in the unit.
If a CD is not in the unit when the CD
play button ( ) is pressed, “NO DISC”
will flash on and off.
NOTE
When the load button (
) is pressed, the
CD will load and play even if the CD eject
button ( ) had been previously pressed.
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Fast-forward/Reverse
Press and hold the fast-forward button
( ) to advance through a track at high
speed.
Press and hold the reverse button ( ) to
reverse through a track at high speed.
Track search
Press the track up button ( ) once to skip
forward to the beginning of the next track.
Press the track down button ( ) once to
skip back to the beginning of the current
track.
Folder search (during MP3 CD
playback)
To change to the previous folder, press the
folder down button ( ), or press the
folder up button ( ) to advance to the
next folder.
During MP3 CD playback
(Track repeat)
) during
1. Press the repeat button (
playback to play the current track
repeatedly. “TRACK RPT” is
displayed.
2. To cancel the repeat playback, press the
button again after 3 seconds.
(Folder repeat)
) during
1. Press the repeat button (
playback, and then press the button
again within 3 seconds to play the
tracks in the current folder repeatedly.
“FOLDER RPT” is displayed.
2. Press the button again to cancel the
repeat playback.
Music scan
Random playback
Tracks are randomly selected and played.
This feature helps to find a program by
playing about the first 10 seconds of each
track.
During music CD playback
) during
Press the scan button (
playback to start the scan play operation
(the track number will flash).
) again to
Press the scan button (
cancel scan playback.
2. Press the button again to cancel the
random playback.
NOTE
If the unit is left in scan, normal playback will
resume where scan was selected.
Repeat playback
During music CD playback
) during
1. Press the repeat button (
playback to play the current track
repeatedly. “RPT” is displayed.
) during
1. Press the random button (
playback to play the tracks on the CD
randomly. “RDM” is displayed.
During MP3 CD playback
(Folder random)
) during
1. Press the random button (
playback to play the tracks in the folder
randomly. “FOLDER RDM” is
displayed.
2. To cancel the random playback, press
the button again after 3 seconds.
2. Press the button again to cancel the
repeat playback.
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(CD random)
MP3 CD
) during
1. Press the random button (
playback, and then press the button
again within 3 seconds to play the
tracks on the CD randomly.
“DISC RDM” is displayed.
File number/Elapsed
time display
2. Press the button again to cancel the
random playback.
Folder number/Track
number
Switching the display
Each time the display button (
) is
pressed during playback, the display will
switch in the following order.
Music CD
File name
Folder name
Album name (ID3 Tag)
Song name (ID3 Tag)
Track number/Elapsed time
File name
Artist name (ID3 Tag)
Album name
Artist name
NOTE
(MP3 CD)
This unit can only read English (including
numerals) one-byte characters. Depending on
the CD writing software used, proper display
may not be possible.
Display scroll
Only 8 characters (File name) or 12
characters (Except file name) can be
displayed at one time. To display the rest
of the characters of a long title, turn the
) to the right.
display feed dial (
Hidden titles can be scrolled into the
display one character at a time.
NOTE
The displayable number of characters is
limited. If the number of characters, including
the file extension (.mp3), exceeds 32
characters, it may not be fully displayed.
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Message display
If “CHECK CD” is displayed, it means
that there is some CD malfunction. Check
the CD for damage, dirt, or smudges, and
then properly reinsert. If the message
appears again, take the unit to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer for service.
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qOperating the In-Dash CD Changer
CD eject button
CD slot
Disc up/Folder up
Random button
CD play button
button
Scan button
Load button
Track up/Fastforward button
Track down/
Repeat button
Display button
Power/Volume dial
Type
Playable data
·Music data (CD-DA)
Music/MP3 CD player
·MP3 file
NOTE
If a disc has both music data (CD-DA) and
MP3 files, playback of the two file types differs
depending on how the disc was recorded.
Inserting the CD
The CD must be label-side up when
inserting. The auto-loading mechanism
will set the CD and begin play.
The disc number and the track number
will be displayed.
Repeat button Display feed
dial
Channel preset buttons
Disc down/Folder down button
NOTE
The CD will begin playback automatically
after insertion.
A CD cannot be inserted while the display
reads “WAIT”. A beeping sound can be heard
during this waiting time.
There will be a short lapse before play begins
while the player reads the digital signals on
the CD.
Normal insertion
1. Press the load button (
).
2. When “IN” is displayed, insert the CD.
Inserting CDs into desired tray number
)
1. Press and hold the load button (
for about 2 seconds until a beep sound
is heard.
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2. Press the channel preset button for the
desired tray number while “WAIT” is
displayed.
2. Press the channel preset button for the
desired CD number for less than 5
seconds after the beep sound is heard.
3. When “IN” is displayed, insert the CD.
3. Pull out the CD.
NOTE
Multiple ejection
The CD cannot be inserted to the desired tray
number if the number is already occupied.
Multiple insertion
)
1. Press and hold the load button (
for about 2 seconds until a beep sound
is heard.
2. When “IN” is displayed, insert the CD.
3. When “IN” is displayed again, insert
the next CD.
NOTE
The first-inserted CD will be played
automatically when:
l No other CD is inserted within 15 seconds
after “IN” is displayed.
l The CD trays are full.
Ejecting the CD
Normal ejection
1. Press the CD eject button ( ). The
disc number and “DISC OUT” will be
displayed.
2. Pull out the CD.
NOTE
When the CD is ejected during play, the next
CD will be played automatically.
Ejecting CDs from desired tray number
1. Press and hold the CD eject button ( )
for about 2 seconds until a beep sound
is heard.
The “DISC OUT” display flashes.
1. Press and hold the CD eject button ( )
for about 2 seconds until a beep sound
is heard.
The “DISC OUT” display flashes.
2. Press the CD eject button ( ) again
for less than 5 seconds after the beep
sound is heard.
NOTE
If the button is not pressed and about 5
seconds have elapsed while “DISC OUT” is
flashing, CDs are automatically ejected.
3. Pull out the CD, then the next CD will
be ejected.
NOTE
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CDs will be ejected starting with the one
with the lowest number.
All CDs in the tray will be ejected
continuously.
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.
Playback
Press the CD play button ( ) to start
play when a CD is in the unit.
If a CD is not in the unit when the CD
play button ( ) is pressed, “NO DISC”
will flash on and off.
Fast-forward/Reverse
Press and hold the fast-forward button
( ) to advance through a track at high
speed.
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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.
Repeat playback
During music CD playback
) during
1. Press the repeat button (
playback to play the current track
repeatedly. “RPT” is displayed.
2. Press the button again to cancel the
repeat playback.
Disc search
During MP3 CD playback
During music CD playback
(Track repeat)
To change the disc, press the DISC button
or
) during playback.
(
) during
1. Press the repeat button (
playback to play the current track
repeatedly. “TRACK RPT” is
displayed.
During MP3 CD playback
To change the disc, press the DISC button
or
) for 1.5 seconds or
(
more during playback.
Folder search (during MP3 CD
playback)
To change to the previous folder, press the
folder down button ( ) for less than 1.5
seconds, or press the folder up button ( )
for less than 1.5 seconds to advance to the
next folder.
Music scan
This feature helps to find a program by
playing about the first 10 seconds of each
track.
2. To cancel the repeat playback, press the
button again after 3 seconds.
(Folder repeat)
) during
1. Press the repeat button (
playback, and then press the button
again within 3 seconds to play the
tracks in the current folder repeatedly.
“FOLDER RPT” is displayed.
2. Press the button again to cancel the
repeat playback.
Random playback
Tracks are randomly selected and played.
During music CD playback
) during
Press the scan button (
playback to start the scan play operation
(the track number will flash).
) again to
Press the scan button (
cancel scan playback.
NOTE
If the unit is left in scan, normal playback will
resume where scan was selected.
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) during
1. Press the random button (
playback to play the tracks in the CD
randomly. “RDM” is displayed.
2. Press the button again to cancel the
random playback.
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During MP3 CD playback
MP3 CD
(Folder random)
) during
1. Press the random button (
playback to play the tracks in the folder
randomly. “FOLDER RDM” is
displayed.
Disc number/File
number/Elapsed time
Disc tray number
2. To cancel the random playback, press
the button again after 3 seconds.
Disc number/Folder number/
Track number
(CD random)
File name
) during
1. Press the random button (
playback, and then press the button
again within 3 seconds to play the
tracks on the CD randomly.
“DISC RDM” is displayed.
Folder name
Album name (ID3 Tag)
2. Press the button again to cancel the
random playback.
Switching the display
Each time the display button (
) is
pressed during playback, the display will
switch in the following order.
Music CD
Disc number/Track
number/Elapsed time
Disc tray number
File name
Album name
Artist name
Song name (ID3 Tag)
Artist name (ID3 Tag)
NOTE
(MP3 CD)
This unit can only read English (including
numerals) one-byte characters. Depending on
the CD writing software used, proper display
may not be possible.
Display scroll
Only 8 characters (File name) or 12
characters (Except file name) can be
displayed at one time. To display the rest
of the characters of a long title, turn the
) to the right.
display feed dial (
Hidden titles can be scrolled into the
display one character at a time.
NOTE
The displayable number of characters is
limited. If the number of characters, including
the file extension (.mp3), exceeds 32
characters, it may not be fully displayed.
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Message display
If “CHECK CD” is displayed, it means
that there is some CD malfunction. Check
the CD for damage, dirt, or smudges, and
then properly reinsert. If the message
appears again, take the unit to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer for service.
qOperating the Auxiliary jack
You can connect portable audio units or
similar products on the market to the
auxiliary jack to listen to music or audio
over the vehicle's speakers, refer to
Auxiliary Input (page 6-61).
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Audio System
qError Indications
If you see an error indication on the display, find the cause in the chart. If you cannot clear
the error indication, take the vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Indication
Cause
CD is inserted upside down
CHECK CD
CD is defective
Solution
Insert the CD properly. If the error indication
does not disappear, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer
Insert another CD properly. If the error indication
does not disappear, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer
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Audio Control Switch
Operation (Steering Wheel)
When the audio unit is turned on,
operation of the audio unit from the
steering wheel is possible.
NOTE
Because the audio unit will be turned off under
the following conditions, the switches will be
inoperable.
l When the ignition switch is turned to the
LOCK position.
l When the power button on the audio unit is
pressed and the audio unit is turned off.
l When the CD being played is ejected and
the audio unit is turned off.
With Bluetooth Hands-Free only/
Bluetooth Hands-Free and navigation
system
Use the talk button, pick-up button, and
hang-up button for navigation system
sound operation.
For details, refer to the separate manual
“NAVIGATION SYSTEM”.
Pick-up button
Hang-up button
Talk button
Without Bluetooth Hands-Free and
navigation system
Mute switch
Mode switch
NOTE
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The talk button, pick-up button, and hangup button are operable with the audio unit
turned off.
Mazda has installed this system to prevent
distraction while driving the vehicle and
using audio controls on the dashboard.
Always make safe driving your first priority.
qAdjusting the Volume
Volume switch Seek switch
To increase the volume, pull up the
volume switch.
To decrease the volume, press down the
volume switch.
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Without Bluetooth Hands-Free and
navigation system
qChanging the Source
Press the mode switch (
) to change
the audio source (FM1 radio> FM2 radio>
AM radio> CD player or CD changer>
SIRIUS1> SIRIUS2> SIRIUS3> RSES or
AUX> cyclical).
Without Bluetooth Hands-Free and
navigation system
With Bluetooth Hands-Free only/
Bluetooth Hands-Free and navigation
system
With Bluetooth Hands-Free only/
Bluetooth Hands-Free and navigation
system
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NOTE
CD, CD changer, RSES, and SIRIUS digital
satellite radio modes cannot be selected in the
following cases:
· RSES, or SIRIUS digital satellite radio unit
is not equipped on the audio system.
· CD has not been inserted.
· With the SIRIUS digital satellite radio, the
mode which was selected last is displayed.
Connect a portable audio unit or similar
product on the market to the auxiliary jack to
listen to music or audio over the vehicle's
speakers. Change the audio source to AUX
mode (page 6-61).
The audio source is changed to the AUX mode
only when a commercially available portable
audio unit is connected to the auxiliary jack.
qSeek Switch
Without Bluetooth Hands-Free and
navigation system
With Bluetooth Hands-Free only/
Bluetooth Hands-Free and navigation
system
When listening to the radio or SIRIUS
digital satellite radio
Pull up or press down the seek switch, the
radio switches to the next/previous stored
station in the order that it was stored
(1―6).
Pull up or press down the seek switch for
about 2 seconds until a beep sound is
heard to seek all usable stations at a
higher or lower frequency whether
programmed or not.
When playing a CD
Pull up the seek switch to skip to the next
track.
Press down the seek switch to repeat the
current track.
Pull up or press down and hold the seek
switch to continuously switch the tracks
up or down.
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qMute Switch í
Press the mute switch ( ) once to mute
audio, press it again to resume audio
output.
NOTE
If the ignition is turned off (LOCK) with the
audio muted, the mute will be canceled.
Therefore, when the engine is restarted, the
audio is not muted. To mute the audio again,
press the mute switch ( ).
AUX Mode (Auxiliary input)
You can connect portable audio units or
similar products on the market to the
auxiliary jack to listen to music or audio
over the vehicle's speakers.
Auxiliary jack
Without Bluetooth Hands-Free and
navigation system
WARNING
Do not adjust the portable audio unit
or a similar product while driving the
vehicle:
Adjusting the portable audio unit or
a similar product while driving the
vehicle is dangerous as it could
distract your attention from the
vehicle operation which could lead to
a serious accident. Always adjust the
portable audio unit or a similar
product while the vehicle is stopped.
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NOTE
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Before using the auxiliary jack, read the
manufacturer's instructions for the product
being connected.
Use a commercially-available, nonimpedance (3.5 ) stereo mini plug for
connecting the portable audio unit to the
auxiliary jack. Before using the auxiliary
jack, read the manufacture's instructions
for connecting a portable audio unit to the
auxiliary jack.
To prevent discharging of the battery, do
not use the auxiliary input for long periods
with the engine off or idling.
Noise may occur depending on the product
connected to the auxiliary jack.
With regard to connecting a portable audio
or similar device to a power source, use the
battery for the device, not the accessory
socket.
WARNING
NOTE
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Insert the plug to the auxiliary jack
securely.
Insert or remove the plug with the plug
perpendicular to the auxiliary jack hole.
Insert or remove the plug by holding its
base.
To operate the portable audio unit
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or
ON position.
2. Press the power/volume dial to turn the
audio system on.
) of the
3. Press the AUX button (
)
audio unit or the mode switch (
of the audio control switches on the
steering wheel to change to the AUX
mode.
Audio Unit
Audio Control
Switches
Do not allow the connection plug cord
to get tangled with the parking brake
or the shift lever:
Allowing the plug cord to become
tangled with the parking brake or
the shift lever is dangerous as it
could interfere with driving, resulting
in an accident.
CAUTION
Ø Do not place objects or apply force
to the auxiliary jack with the plug
connected.
Ø Noise may occur during playback
if the accessory socket equipped
on the vehicle is used. (If noise
occurs, do not use the accessory
socket.)
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Set the volume of the portable audio unit to
the maximum within the range that the
sound does not become distorted, then
adjust the volume using the power/volume
dial of the audio unit or the volume switch
( ,
) of the audio control switch.
If the connection plug is pulled out from the
auxiliary jack while in AUX mode, noise
may occur.
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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
Ø This CD player should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified
service personnel.
If servicing is required, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Ø 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.
Ø Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
NOTE
For CD player section:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation.
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Rear Entertainment System í
qRear Entertainment System Outline
The Rear Entertainment System has a 9.0-inch wide LCD, as well as DVD video, DVD
audio, video CD, audio CD, and MP3/WMA CD playback functions. Moreover, the system
is equipped with input terminals for video picture and audio sound, and AV equipment such
as a video game player or a video camera can be connected and displayed on the monitor
screen.
qProper Operation of Rear Entertainment System
For safe driving, read the following warnings and cautions before starting operation, and
use the system properly.
WARNING
Ø Do not disassemble or modify this unit.
It may cause an accident, fire, or electrical shock.
Ø Do not use if there is a malfunction condition such as no screen image or sound.
It may cause an accident, fire, or electrical shock. Follow the procedures in
“Symptoms and Actions” (page 6-113) and if the problem is not resolved, consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Ø Do not use if some problem has occurred.
If any problem occurs, such as a foreign material penetration, spilled liquid,
smoking from internal burning, or other abnormal smells, stop operation
immediately and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. If operation is continued, it
may cause an accident, fire, or electrical shock.
Ø Lower the volume to minimum before turning off the power.
If the volume is set high, loud sound will be produced when turning on the power,
causing auditory problems or an accident.
Ø Adjust the volume while driving so that ambient sound can be heard.
If the volume is too high and ambient sound cannot be heard while driving,
driving operation could be obstructed causing an accident.
Ø Do not leave the remote controller and the headphones unstowed.
If the remote controller and the headphone are not stowed, they could fall under
the brake pedal during a sudden stop or while turning, which could obstruct
driving operation and cause an accident.
CAUTION
Ø Do not put foreign material into the disc slot.
It may cause a fire or malfunction.
Ø Do not clean plastic finished parts with solvent such as benzene or thinner.
The parts may deform causing a fire or malfunction.
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qOperating Tips for Disc
Playable discs
DVD video*1, DVD audio*2, video CD, audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW and
dts CD*3 can be played.
NOTE
It may not be possible to play DVD video, DVD audio, video CD, audio CD, and MP3/WMA CD
according to the procedures indicated in these instructions if the playback conditions have been
restricted by the producer.
Read the instruction manual accompanying the DVD video, video CD, DVD audio, audio CD.
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DVD video
DVD videos bearing the following logo can be played.
DVD audio
DVD audio bearing the following logo can be played.
●Region code must include “1” or “ALL”.
●NTSC
(National Television System Committee)
recorded type.
●8 cm (3in) or 12 cm (5in) size
DVD-R and DVD-RW
DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs bearing each of the following logos can
be played.
Video CD, audio CD, CD-R, and CD-RW
Video CDs, audio CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs bearing each of the
following logos can be played.
●Playback control function supported.
●8 cm (3in) or 12 cm (5in) size
●MP3 recorded type.
*1: Audio is not produced by the headphones when DTS audio is selected. Listen to DTS audio over the vehicle's
speakers.
*2: Stereo playback is produced.
*3: Audio is not produced from the headphones. Listen to this audio from the speakers.
Unplayable discs
l Discs not bearing the logo mark indicated in the above table.
l Discs not including “1” or “ALL” in region code.
l Discs recorded in other than NTSC (e.g. PAL or SECAM).
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DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD+RW, CD-ROM, CDV, CD-G, CVD, VSD, SVCD,
SACD, photo CDs, non-conventional discs (e.g. heart-shaped), and partially transparent
discs.
Discs recorded in CD-TEXT format.
HD DVD and Blu-ray discs
Handling of discs
l Do not use non-conventional discs such as heart-shaped, octagonal discs, or discs with a
memory portion that is transparent or translucent. The unit could be damaged.
Transparent
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When driving over uneven surfaces, the sound may jump.
Be sure never to touch the signal surface when handling the discs. Pick up the discs by
grasping the outer edge or the edge of the hole and the outer edge.
Do not write on or attach labels, stickers or similar to discs.
Defective (cracked or badly bent) discs should never be used.
A new disc 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 unit will not play the disc.
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 discs.
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Disc cleaning
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 disc and must not be used.
Anything that can damage, warp or fog plastic should never be used to clean discs.
Condensation
Immediately after turning on the heater when the vehicle is cold, the disc or optical
components (prism and lens) in the unit may become clouded with condensation. At this
time, the disc will eject immediately when placed in the unit. A clouded disc 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.
Operating tips for DVD video
Region code
The playback restriction area is set in a DVD video. The playback restriction area is
indicated by a region code, and a DVD video can be played only in its indicated area.
The region code for U.S.A. and Canada are “1”. DVD videos bearing region code
including “1” or “ALL” on the package or the instruction manual can be played by this
unit. The region code setting for this unit has been set to “1”.
DVD videos bearing any of the following logos on the package or instruction manual can
be played.
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Playable DISC specification
CD-R and CD-RW including MP3/WMA files can be played with this unit. Discs which
conform to the following formats can be played.
Name
Standard
ISO9660
CD-R, CD-RW format
ISO9660 extension
Multi-session
Maximum hierarchy
number
Maximum folder
number
Explanation
Level 1
Level 2
Joliet
Romeo
Supported
8 hierarchies (Including root)
256 folders
Maximum file number
512 files (Total capacity included in a disc.) Files other than MP3 or WMA are not
included.)
Operating tips for MP3
NOTE
Supply of this product only conveys a license for private, non-commercial use and does not convey a
license nor imply any right to use this product in any commercial (i.e. revenue-generating) real time
broadcasting (terrestrial, satellite, cable and/or any other media), broadcasting/streaming via the
Internet, intranets and/or other networks or in other electronic content distribution systems, such as
pay-audio or audio-on-demand applications. An independent license for such use is required. For
details, please visit http://www.mp3licensing.com.
Playable MP3 file specification
Playable MP3 files are as follows:
Item
Specification
Sampling frequency
Bit rate
MPEG1
MPEG2
MPEG1
MPEG2, 2.5
VBR (Variable Bit Rate)
Channel mode
ID3 tag
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Content
MPEG1 AUDIO LAYER3
MPEG2.5 AUDIO LAYER3
MPEG2 AUDIO LAYER3
32, 44.1, 48kHz
16, 22.05, 24kHz
32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320
kbps
32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 144, 160 kbps
Supported
Stereo, Joint stereo, Dual channel, Monaural
Ver. 1.0, Ver. 1.1 title, artist name, album name
This unit corresponds to MP3 files in which both header and data comply with the MP3
format.
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This unit corresponds to multi-session recorded disc playback at a maximum of 49
sessions.
Some data on multi-session recorded discs cannot be played.
Playback of discs with added sessions is possible.
Packet Write recorded discs cannot be played.
This unit does not correspond to MP3i (MP3 interactive), MP3 PRO, and RIFF-style
MP3 formats.
The maximum number of characters available for a file name is as follows, however, the
displayable number of characters on this unit is limited.
ISO9660 level 1
ISO9660 level 2
Joliet extended format
Romeo extended format
Maximum number of characters in a file name
(including a separator “.” and the three letters of the file extension)
12*
31*
64
128
* English one-byte characters (capitalized only) and underbar “_” are available.
MP3
CAUTION
This unit plays files with the (.mp3) file extension as a MP3 file. Do not use the MP3
file extension for files other than MP3 files. It may cause noise or a malfunction.
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In a MP3 file, the track name, artist name, album name and category name are recorded
with data called “ID3-Tag”, and the information can be displayed on the monitor.
MP3 files which do not comply with the specific standard may not be played correctly
or its file and folder name may not be displayed correctly.
The file extension may not be provided depending on the computer operating system,
version, software, or settings. In this case, add the file extension “.mp3” to the end of the
file name, and then write the disc.
Playlist
This unit can play playlist files. Playlist is a function that allows free setting of the
playback order of MP3 files. The file extension of a playlist file in which the order of
playback is recorded is “. m3u” or “. pls”.
Operating tips for WMA
WMA is short for Windows Media Audio and is the audio compression format used by
Microsoft.
Audio data can be created and stored at a higher compression ratio than MP3.
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Microsoft and Window Media are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation U.S. in
the United States and other countries.
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Playable WMA file specification
CD-R and CD-RW including WMA files can be played with this unit. Discs which
conform to the following formats can be played.
Playable WMA files are as follows:
Item
Specification
Sampling frequency
Bit rate
VBR (Variable Bit Rate)
Channel mode
WMA tag
Content
Windows Media Audio Version7.0
22.05kHz . . . . 32 kbps
32kHz. . . . . . . 48, 64 kbps
44.1kHz . . . . . 48, 64, 80, 96, 128, 160, 192, 256, 320 kbps
48kHz. . . . . . . 64, 96, 128, 160, 192 kbps
Supported
Stereo/Monaural
Title, artist name, album name
WMA
CAUTION
This unit plays files with the (.wma) file extension as a WMA file. Do not use the
WMA file extension for files other than WMA files. It may cause noise or a
malfunction.
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In a WMA file, the track name, artist name, album name and category name are
recorded with data called “WMA-Tag”, and the information can be displayed on the
monitor.
WMA files which do not comply with the specific standard may not be played correctly
or its file and folder name may not be displayed correctly.
The file extension may not be provided depending on the computer operating system,
version, software, or settings. In this case, add the file extension “.wma” to the end of
the file name, and then write the disc.
Operating tips for Dolby
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “MLP Lossless”, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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Operating tips for dts
“DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems,
Inc.
qOperation Tips for Headphones
To listen to audio other than from the speakers of the Rear Entertainment System, it is
necessary to use the wireless headphones that are included.
Specification
Item
Transmission system
Modulation system
Carrier frequency
Content
Infrared light
Frequency modulation
Right channel 2.8 MHz, left channel 2.3 MHz
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Part Names
qRear Entertainment System Main Unit
Monitor screen release knob
DISC IN indicator light
Disc slot
Wireless headphone signal transmitter/Remote
control signal receiver
Eject button
Monitor screen
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qRemote Controller
No.
Name
No.
Name
RETURN button
PLAY button
MENU button
Slow playback button
ENTER/Select button
POWER button
STOP button
SOURCE button
PAUSE button
Picture adjust mode button
Fast-forward button
Picture adjust button
Rewind button
SET UP button
PREVIOUS (Track down) button
Number keys
NEXT (Track up) button
DISPLAY MODE button
DISPLAY button
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qHeadphone
Power button
Power indicator
Volume dial
L (left) side
R (right) side
Infrared receiver
Arm
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Before Operation
qDisplay Opening/Closing
NOTE
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CAUTION
Ø Close the display while the Rear
Entertainment System is not in
use. If the display is left open, a
passenger could be injured by
hitting the display, or the display
could be damaged.
Ø Do not press the monitor screen
while opening the display. It may
cause a malfunction.
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If the display is closed while the power is
on, it automatically turns off.
The display locks in two positions when
opened to 100 or 120-degrees.
Opening the display
Press the monitor screen release knob and
open the display until it is in the lock
position.
qDisc Insertion/Ejection
CAUTION
If the signal surface of a disc is
touched, it could cause the sound to
skip. Pick up a disc by grasping the
edge of the hole and the outer edge.
Monitor screen
release knob
Closing the display
Close and press the display until a
clicking sound can be heard.
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NOTE
When no disc is inserted, “No Disc” is
displayed on the monitor.
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Inserting the disc
Insert the disc into the disc slot with the
label-side up.
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When the eject button is pressed, the disc is
ejected halfway.
A disc can be ejected with the Rear
Entertainment System turned off.
qPicture Adjustment
Disc slot
CAUTION
Insert the disc with its label-side
(decorated side) facing upward. If the
disc is inserted upside-down, it may
cause a malfunction.
NOTE
If a disc is inserted while the Rear
Entertainment System is turned off but the
display is open, and when the ignition switch is
in the ACC or ON position, the system
automatically turns on and starts playback.
The brightness (BRIGHT), color
adjustment (TINT), color density
(COLOR), and contrast (CONTRAST) of
the screen can be adjusted.
Press the picture adjust button
(PICTURE) on the remote controller to
change to the picture adjustment mode.
The picture mode changes in the order of
BRIGHT →TINT →COLOR
→CONTRAST →OFF each time the
button is pressed in this mode.
Press the picture adjust button ( ) or ( ),
positioned to top/bottom of the picture
adjustment mode button (PICTURE), to
adjust each picture mode.
NOTE
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Ejecting the disc
Press the eject button to eject the disc.
If the picture adjustment mode is on and no
operation has been done for about 5
seconds, the mode is canceled
automatically.
If the picture is no longer adjustable by
pressing the picture adjust button ( ) or
( ), it indicates that the adjustment value
has reached the maximum/minimum value.
Adjusting the brightness
1. Press the picture adjustment mode
button (PICTURE) and select the
BRIGHT mode.
2. Press the picture adjust button ( ) or
( ) to adjust.
Eject button
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Picture adjust button ( ): Brighten
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Picture adjust button ( ): Darken
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Picture adjust button ( ): Lighten
Adjusting the color adjustment
Adjusting the contrast (definition)
1. Press the picture adjustment mode
button (PICTURE) and select the TINT
mode.
1. Press the picture adjustment mode
button (PICTURE) and select the
CONTRAST mode.
2. Press the picture adjust button ( ) or
( ) to adjust.
2. Press the picture adjust button ( ) or
( ) to adjust.
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Picture adjust button ( ): Green
Picture adjust button ( ): Red
Adjusting the color density
1. Press the picture adjustment mode
button (PICTURE) and select the
COLOR mode.
2. Press the picture adjust button ( ) or
( ) to adjust.
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Picture adjust button ( ): Higher
Picture adjust button ( ): Lower
qScreen Size Setting
The size of the screen can be changed.
Press the DISPLAY MODE button to set
the desired screen size.
The screen size changes in the order of
Full →Normal →Wide →Cinema each
time the button is pressed.
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Full screen
Image is displayed on the full screen.
Cinema screen
The image is enlarged upward and
downward. A 4:3 and 16:9 screen ratio
image are displayed with the upper/lower
part of the image cut off.
NOTE
Because images are enlarged lengthwise for
display, a horizontal streak may be seen,
however, it does not indicate a malfunction.
* A 16:9 screen ratio image is shown in
the above figure.
Normal screen
A 4:3 screen ratio image is the standard
display, and black bands appear on each
side of the screen.
* A 16:9 screen ratio image is shown in
the above figure.
NOTE
* A 16:9 screen ratio image is scaled to a
4:3 screen ratio.
Wide screen
The center part of the image is
compressed toward the center, and the
surrounding area is enlarged toward the
edge.
* A 16:9 screen ratio image is shown in
the above figure.
The display varies depending on the style of
the image recorded on the disc.
Refer to the following table and set the screen
size.
Image style
4:3
16:9
Letter box
Recommendation
Normal or wide screen
Full screen
Full or cinema screen
qDisplay Off
Only sound, without image, can be
played.
Press and hold the DISPLAY button
) on the remote controller.
(
“DISPLAY OFF” is displayed, and then
image turns off.
Press any button on the remote controller
to display the image.
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qRemote Controller
Operate the Rear Entertainment System
with the remote controller except for disc
insertion/ejection.
CAUTION
Using the remote controller
A battery has already been installed in the
remote controller.
Remove the electrical leak-protection
insulation sheet before using the remote
controller.
Do not apply excessive force to the
remote controller or get it wet. Also,
do not leave the remote controller in
a place exposed to direct sunlight or
high temperature. It could cause a
malfunction.
NOTE
Operate the remote controller with it pointed
to the disc slot of the unit. Signals may not be
received depending of the angle.
Maintenance
Stow the remote controller in its case and
put it in the seatback pocket of a front
seat.
Place the remote controller into its case
properly in the direction shown in the
figure and stow it in the front seatback
pocket.
NOTE
If the remote controller is placed in the
incorrect direction, abnormal noise or an
operation error could result.
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sheet
Replacing the battery
If the buttons on the remote controller are
inoperable, or the operation range
becomes narrow or unsteady, the battery
may be dead.
Replace the battery using the following
procedure.
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Battery: CR2025 LITHIUM or
equivalent (1)
CAUTION
1. Press the battery case tab in the
direction indicated by the arrow using
your thumbnail, and pull out the
battery case.
Ø Install the battery with the correct
pole pointing in the correct
direction. Battery leakage could
occur if they are not installed
correctly.
Ø When replacing the batteries, be
careful not to bend the electrical
terminals or get oil on them. Also,
be careful not to get dirt in the
remote controller as it could be
damaged.
Battery
case
Tab
2. Remove the old battery and install a
new one with the plus pole pointed up.
Battery (CR2025 LITHIUM or equivalent)
3. Press the battery case tab in the
direction of the arrow until a click
sound is heard.
NOTE
If the remote controller is inoperable even
after the batteries are replaced, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Sound Output
qSound Output from Vehicle Speakers
Vehicles with audio system
Change the audio system to the Rear Entertainment System mode. Sound/Music being
played by the Rear Entertainment System can be heard from the vehicle speakers.
For audio operation, refer to “Audio System” (page 6-17).
Press the AUX button (
) on the audio unit or the mode switch (
) of the audio
control switches on the steering wheel. “RSES” is displayed on the information display and
it changes to the Rear Entertainment System sound.
Adjust the volume with the dial on the audio unit.
Vehicles with navigation system
Change the navigation system to the Rear Entertainment System mode. Sound/Music being
played by the Rear Entertainment System can be heard from the vehicle speakers.
For navigation system operation, refer to the separate manual “NAVIGATION SYSTEM”.
), select the AUX2 mode. “RSES” is displayed on the
Press the SOURCE button (
information display and it changes to the Rear Entertainment System sound.
Adjust the volume with the dial on the navigation unit.
qUsing the Headphone Speakers
CAUTION
Ø For safety reasons, the driver should never wear the headphones while driving.
Not being able to hear sound outside of the vehicle could result in a serious
accident.
Ø Use the headphones with the volume set at moderate level. Listening at an
excessive volume level for extended periods of time will have an adverse effect on
your hearing ability.
Ø If the headphone arms are spread excessively is could result in damage.
Ø Do not apply excessive force to the headphones or get them wet. Also, do not
leave the headphones in a place exposed to direct sunlight or high temperature. It
could cause a malfunction.
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NOTE
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To listen to audio other than from the speakers of the rear entertainment system, it is necessary to
use the wireless headphones that are included. For headphone specification, refer to
“Operation Tips for Headphones” (page 6-72).
When the headphones are not in use, turn them off.
DTS formatted sound cannot be generated through the headphones. Use the vehicle's speakers.
If there is no sound produced from a signal for 3 minutes or longer after the headphone power is
turned on, or there is no signal reception, the headphone power turns off automatically.
If the headphones are continuously used for 4 hours or more after the sound signal is received, the
headphone power turns off automatically.
The acceptable range for signals (infrared rays) from the Rear Entertainment System is as
follows:
Rear Entertainment System
Wireless headphone signal
(infrared rays) transmitter
The signals (infrared rays) can be received in
any location on the rear seats. However, the
rear of the transmitter is out of the acceptable
range.
A wireless headphone can be used in any position on the rear seats, however, the sound
may skip under the following conditions because the acceptable range varies or the signals
are blocked.
l When affected by intense light such as direct sunshine.
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When the wireless headphone receiver does not point to the Rear Entertainment System
transmitter.
When the signal is blocked by an obstruction such as the seat.
Replacing the battery
1. Remove the screw using a coin or equivalent, and remove the cover. Remove the
batteries.
Cover
Screw
2. Insert two AAA-size batteries. Match the
the and marks in the battery case.
polarity of the batteries with
3. Install the cover.
4. Install the screw.
NOTE
Battery life (reference)
Manganese batteries: About 20 hours
Alkaline batteries: About 40 hours
The battery life is indicated as a reference and does not provide any guarantees. The battery life
varies depending on usage conditions (volume, surrounding environment).
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CAUTION
Ø If the battery power is depleted the headphones will not operate properly. If any of
the following occurs, replace the batteries.
Ø The power indicator does not illuminate even when the power is turned on.
Ø Noise is mixed with the sound.
Ø The reception range narrows.
Ø Periodically inspect the batteries for leakage.
Ø If the headphones are not to be used for an extended period, remove the batteries.
Ø Be careful not to allow the battery case screw to become loose.
Ø Install the batteries with the ( )/( ) poles correctly positioned. Battery leakage
could occur if they are not installed correctly.
Ø When replacing the batteries, be careful not to bend the electrical terminals or get
oil on them.
Ø Be careful not to allow dirt to get into the headphones as it could damage them.
The following points regarding the battery must be observed.
If the batteries are not handled properly, it could result in a headphone malfunction.
Ø Do not use rechargeable batteries.
Ø When replacing the batteries, replace both batteries at the same time. Do not use
a new battery and an old battery, or the different types of battery.
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Rear Entertainment System Functions
qMode
The Rear Entertainment System has Disc and AUX modes.
Mode
Disc mode
AUX (Auxiliary) mode *
Function
DVD video, video CD, DVD audio, and audio CD can be
played.
AV equipment with output terminals for image and sound,
such as a video game player and a video camera, can be
used.
* Auxiliary terminals in which AV equipment can be connected are equipped.
Refer to Auxiliary terminals and accessory socket on page 6-101.
Mode change
Press the SOURCE button. The mode changes between Disc and AUX.
Disc mode
("DISC" is displayed.)
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("AUX" is displayed.)
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DVD video, DVD audio,
Video CD, Audio CD and
MP3/WMA CD Playback
(Disc Mode)
DVD video, DVD audio, Video CD,
Audio CD, and MP3/WMA CD can be
played in the Disc mode.
CAUTION
For safe driving, adjust the volume
while driving so that ambient sound
can be heard.
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Do not use the Rear Entertainment System
for a long period with the engine off. The
vehicle battery could run down.
To listen to the Rear Entertainment System
sound from the vehicle speakers, change the
audio or navigation system sound to the
Rear Entertainment System sound.
Refer to Sound on page 6-82.
To listen to audio other than from the
speakers of the rear entertainment system, it
is necessary to use the wireless headphones
that are included. For headphone
specification, refer to
“Operation Tips for Headphones” (page
6-72).
The cooling fan of this unit may activate if
the temperature of the unit is high, however,
this does not indicate a malfunction.
qBasic Operation
Power ON/OFF
Turning on the power
The Rear Entertainment System
automatically turns on when any of the
following operations are done with the
ignition switch in the ACC or ON
position.
l The display is open and a disc is
inserted.
l The POWER button on the remote
controller is pressed.
Turning off
The Rear Entertainment System turns off
when any of the following operations are
done.
l The POWER button on the remote
controller is pressed.
l The ignition switch is turned to the
LOCK position.
l The display is closed.
Playback
The top menu or disc menu may be
displayed on the monitor screen when a
disc is played. From these menus, the disc
functions can be performed.
Refer to Top menu and disc menu on page
6-90.
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For some discs, the top menu or disc menu
may be displayed automatically after
playback.
Refer to the instruction manual attached to
the disc for the top menu or disc menu.
When no disc is inserted
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or
ON position.
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2. Insert the disc into the disc slot.
After the disc is inserted, the playback
starts.
CAUTION
Insert the disc with its label-side
(decorated side) facing upward. If the
disc is inserted upside-down, it may
cause a malfunction.
When a disc has been inserted
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or
ON position.
2. Turn on the Rear Entertainment
System.
3. Press the PLAY button to start
playback.
NOTE
If the Rear Entertainment System has been
turned off during a previous playback,
playback automatically resumes when the
system is turned on.
Stopping the playback
Press the STOP button to stop the
playback.
To resume the playback, press the PLAY
button.
Resume playback function
The Rear Entertainment System stores the
position where the playback has been
stopped using the resume playback
function.
Press the PLAY button to resume the
playback from the position previously
stopped.
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NOTE
If the RETURN button is pressed after the
playback has been stopped, the resume
playback function is canceled. Once the
resume playback function is canceled, the
playback starts from the first chapter (DVD
video)/track (video CD, audio CD, DVD
audio, or MP3/WMA CD) when the PLAY
button is pressed.
Pausing the playback
Press the PAUSE button to pause the
playback.
Press the PAUSE or PLAY button to
resume the playback.
Fast-forward/Reverse
Fast-forward
Image and sound is fast-forwarded while
) is pressed.
the FWD button (
Reverse
Image and sound is reversed while the
) is pressed.
REW button (
Slow playback (DVD video and video
CD)
Press the SLOW button to slow the
playback.
Press the SLOW or PLAY button to return
to normal playback speed.
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CD, DVD audio and MP3/WMA CD.
The unit is muted while in slow playback.
Skipping the chapter/track
Chapter (DVD video) or track (video CD,
DVD audio, audio CD, and MP3/WMA
CD) can be skipped (changed).
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Fast-forward skip
Press the NEXT button (
the next chapter/track.
) to skip to
Reverse skip
) to return to
Press the PREV button (
the beginning of the current chapter/track.
NOTE
To return to the beginning of the previous
chapter/track, press the PREV button (
)
again within 2 seconds after the button is
pressed.
Skipping to desired chapter/track
The playback can be started from the
desired chapter (DVD video)/track (video
CD, DVD audio and audio CD) by
entering the chapter/track number.
1. Enter the chapter/track number using
the number keys (0 to 9) while the disc
is being played.
2. Press the ENTER button to start the
playback from the selected chapter/
track.
Example: when selecting chapter/track
number “10”
1.Press the number key (1).
2.Press the number key (0).
3.Press the ENTER button.
Skipping to desired title/group
The playback can be started from the
desired title/group by entering the title/
group number.
1. Enter the title/group number using the
number keys (0 to 9) while the
playback is stopped.
2. Press the ENTER button to start the
playback from the selected title.
Example: When selecting title number
“2”
1.Press the number key (2).
2.Press the ENTER button.
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If a title/group number not in the disc is
input, the last title/group is played.
Refer to the instruction manual attached to
the disc for the title/group numbers.
Bonus group playback
1. Press the number button (0) while a
disc is not being played.
If the disc has a bonus group*, the
display shows as follows.
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If a chapter/track number not in the disc is
input, the last chapter/track is played.
Refer to the instruction manual attached to
the disc for chapter/track numbers.
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2. Press the ENTER button to change the
display to the password input screen,
then enter the password.
For the password, see the instruction
manual attached to the disc.
Displaying/selecting top menu/disc
menu
1. To display the top menu on the screen,
press the MENU button while the disc
is not being played. To display the disc
menu on the screen, press the MENU
button during playback.
2. Move the cursor to the desired menu
by operating the select button up/down
or left/right.
3. Press the ENTER button to operate the
selected menu.
4. To return to playback, press the MENU
button or the STOP button, then the
PLAY button.
* Bonus group means the 'Bonus tracks'
originally recorded in the disc.
qAssist Functions (DVD video, DVD
audio, video CD and audio CD)
Top menu and disc menu
NOTE
Operation may vary or cannot be performed
depending on the disc. Refer to the instruction
manual attached to the disc.
Top menu
Multiple titles may have been recorded on
some discs.
For these DVD discs, the desired title can
be selected in the top menu.
Disc menu
The unique functions of each DVD disc
are recorded as the menu. This is referred
to as the disc menu.
Various menu related images and sound
are recorded in the disc menu.
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Function menu
In the function menu, the following items
can be selected/operated while in
playback.
Language (sound and subtitle)
selection (DVD video and DVD audio)
Subtitle ON/OFF (DVD video)
Display angle change (DVD video and
DVD audio)
Sound output balance adjustment
(Video CD)
Repeat/random playback (Video CD,
DVD audio and audio CD)
DVD video function menu
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NOTE
DVD audio function menu
For audio CD, the function menu is
automatically displayed when playback is
started.
Language (sound and subtitles)
selection (DVD video and DVD audio)
Sound and subtitles can be changed to the
desired language.
NOTE
Available languages varies depending on the
DVD disc.
Video CD/audio CD function menu
1. Press the DISPLAY button to display
the function menu.
2. Move the cursor and select the sound
select mode or subtitle select mode by
operating the select button to the left or
right.
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In the function menu, the title/group
number, chapter/track number, and
playback elapsed time cannot be selected/
changed.
Settings set in the function menu are
available only for the current disc. Settings
set in the initial setting function menu are
available for the Rear Entertainment
System unit itself so that the settings remain
after the disc is changed. Refer to Initial
setting function on page 6-96.
Displaying the function menu
Press the DISPLAY button while in
playback to display the function menu on
the monitor screen.
Press the DISPLAY button again to
cancel.
3. Move the cursor and select the desired
language by operating the select button
up or down.
4. Press the DISPLAY button to finish the
function menu.
Subtitle ON/OFF (DVD video)
Subtitle on/off can be set.
1. Press the DISPLAY button to display
the function menu.
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2. Move the cursor to the subtitle ON/
OFF mode by operating the select
button to the left or right.
2. Move the cursor to the display angle
change mode by operating the select
button to the left or right.
3. Select ON to display the subtitles, or
OFF to hide them by operating the
select button up or down.
3. Move the cursor and select the desired
angle by operating the select button up
or down.
4. Press the DISPLAY button to finish the
function menu.
4. Press the DISPLAY button to finish the
function menu.
Display angle change (DVD video and
DVD audio)
Sound output balance adjustment
(Video CD)
The image can be displayed at the desired
angle.
1. Press the DISPLAY button during the
video CD playback to display the
function menu.
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discs other than multi-angle recorded DVD
discs. Refer to the instruction manual
attached to the disc for details.
The available angles vary depending on the
disc.
1. Press the DISPLAY button to display
the function menu.
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2. Move the cursor to the sound output
balance adjustment mode by operating
the select button to the left or right.
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3. Set the sound output to the desired
balance by operating the select button
up or down.
Press the button and the settings
changes in the order of L+R →L →R.
The sound balance changes according
to the setting.
L: Audio recorded in the audio output
channel from the left is output.
R: Audio recorded in the audio output
channel from the right is output.
R: Audio recorded in the audio
L
output channel from the left/right is
output.
4. Press the DISPLAY button to finish the
function menu.
Repeat/random playback (Video CD,
DVD audio and audio CD)
Tracks can be played repeatedly or
randomly.
1. Press the DISPLAY button while in the
playback to display the function menu
on the monitor screen.
2. Move the cursor to the repeat/random
playback mode by operating the select
button to the left or right.
3. Select the desired mode by operating
the select button up or down.
(1) During DVD audio:
Each time the button is pressed, the
mode changes in the order of 1 ―
NON ― RPF ― NOF ― RND ―
RNF ― ALL ― 1.
ALL: Repeats all tracks.
1: Repeats the current track.
RPF: Repeats all tracks in the current
group
NOF: Stops playback after all tracks in
the current group are played.
RND: Randomly selects and plays a
track from all tracks.
RNF: Randomly selects and plays a
track from the current group.
(2) During video CD and audio CD
Each time the button is pressed, the
mode changes in the order of 1 ―
NON ― RND ― ALL ― 1.
ALL: Repeats all tracks. (Returns to
the beginning of the disc after all tracks
are played.)
1: Repeats the current track.
NON: Stops playback after all tracks in
the disc are played.
RND: Randomly plays a track.
4. Press the DISPLAY button to finish the
function menu.
NOTE
The function menu is displayed during audio
CD playback and it cannot be canceled by
pressing the DISPLAY button during playback.
qAssist Functions (MP3/WMA CD)
Folders and files
The order of MP3/WMA file playback is
as follows:
l A folder number is assigned to each
folder on a disc.
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For example, the folder numbers for
folders (1), (3), and (5) in the figure are
not displayed because they do not
contain MP3/WMA files.
Folders and files in a hierarchy are
played in the order that they are
recorded on the disc by the writing
software.
Up to 255 files in 8 hierarchies can be
played.
The loading time may be longer
depending on the disc.
: Folder
Folder/File information display
window
Display mode
: MP3 file
: WMA file
: Order of playback
Changing the display mode
1. Move the cursor to the display mode
by operating the select button to the left
or right.
2. Change the display mode by operating
the select button up or down.
Display
FOLDER
TAG INFO
TREE IDX
PLST IDX
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Function menu
If MP3/WMA files are to be played,
operate the select button and move the
cursor to select the playback file,
playback mode, and display mode.
Folder number/Playback list number
File number
Playback elapsed time
Playback mode
Playback status
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CD TRACK
Displayed information
All folders and files display
File tag display
(FOLDER name, FILE name,
TITLE name, ARTIST name,
and ALBUM name) display
Folder tree display
Playlist display
(If there is a playlist on the
disc.)
Files on playlist display
(If the files on the playlist are
being played.)
CD track display
(If CD tracks on a disc which
has both MP3/WMA and CD
audio files are being played.)
Changing the playback mode
1. Move the cursor to the playback mode
by operating the select button to the left
or right.
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2. Change the display mode by operating
the select button up or down.
Display
ALL
1
NON
RPF
NOF
RND
RNF
Playback mode
All files are played repeatedly.
The current file is played
repeatedly.
All files are played once and the
playback stops.
All files in the current folder are
played repeatedly.
Files in the current folder are
played once and the playback
stops.
All files are played randomly.
Files in the current folder are
played randomly.
NOTE
If RND or RNF is selected during a playlist
playback, files on the playlist are played
randomly. Refer to Playlist File Playback on
page 6-95.
Selection file
While in FOLDER display mode
1. Move the cursor to the folder/file
information display window by
operating the select button to the left or
right.
2. Move the cursor to the desired folder/
file by operating the select button up or
down.
3. Press the ENTER button to play the
selected file or to move to the selected
folder.
NOTE
To return to an upper hierarchy, move the
cursor to the “PARENT FOLDER” and press
the ENTER button.
While in TREEIDX display mode
1. Move the cursor to the folder/file
information display window by
operating the select button to the left or
right.
2. Move the cursor to the folder where the
desired file is located by operating the
select button up or down.
3. Press the ENTER button. Playback
starts from the first track in the selected
folder.
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folder has a playable MP3/WMA file.
If a disc including a playlist is being
played, the playlist file can be selected.
Playlist file playback
Playlist files can be played using the
following procedure:
1. Set the display mode to the TREEIDX
mode. Refer to Changing the display
mode on page 6-93.
2. Move the cursor to the PLAYLIST by
operating the select button.
3. Press the ENTER button to change the
display from TREEIDX to PLSTIDX.
4. Move the cursor to the desired playlist
file by operating the select button up or
down.
5. Press the ENTER button. Playback
starts in the order programmed in the
playlist file.
NOTE
The loading time after pressing the ENTER
button may be longer depending on the disc.
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qInitial Setting Function
The settings set in the initial setting
function remain after the unit is turned off
or the disc is changed.
The following items can be set in the
initial setting.
Lang: Sound and subtitle setting
Rating: Parental lock setting
Mark: On-Screen Mark, Angle Mark and
Mode Priority settings
Audio: Audio DRC setting
Aspect: Not available
3. Press the ENTER button. The selected
menu is highlighted to indicate that the
menu is selected.
Displaying/selecting the initial setting
function menu
1. Press the SET UP button while the disc
is not being played to display the initial
setting function menu on the monitor
screen.
NOTE
l
l
The initial setting can be performed with no
disc inserted.
After setting the initial setting, the playback
starts from the first chapter/track.
2. Move the cursor to the desired menu
by operating the select button up/down
or left/right.
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4. Select the item to be set by operating
the select button up or down.
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5. Press the ENTER button. The
highlighted color returns to the
previous color to indicate that the
selected item is set.
Changing to a language other than
English and Japanese
NOTE
l
l
Languages other than English and
Japanese can be set by entering the
language code in the language code list.
Refer to Language code list on page 6-105.
If the selected language is not recorded in
the disc, the language is not available.
1. Move the cursor to “Other” by
operating the select button up or down.
2. Press the ENTER button, and then
operate the select button to the right.
6. To finish the function menu on the
monitor display, press the SET UP,
MENU, or STOP button.
Lang (Language)
Sound and subtitles can be changed to the
desired language.
3. Enter the desired language code by
pressing the number keys (0 to 9) or
operating the select button up or down.
4. Press the ENTER button to set the
language of the entered language code.
NOTE
Menu language: Language used for top
menu/disc menu
Sound language: Language used for
movie sound (voice)
Subtitle language: Language used for
subtitles
If “English” or “Japanese” is selected
afterward, the previously entered language
code is cleared.
Rating
If the disc has a parental lock code,
viewing can be restricted. Also, the setting
can be protected by a password to prevent
someone changing the setting.
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Viewing can be restricted by setting the
parent lock level.
For example, if the level is set to 6, level 7
or higher viewing is locked and cannot be
played.
Changing the Rating setting
1. Enter the password by pressing the
number keys (0 to 9) or operating the
select button up or down.
NOTE
l
l
Parent lock is not available depending on
the disc.
The initial password setting (when
purchased) is “0000”.
2. Press the ENTER button.
If the password is confirmed, the
Rating change mode is displayed.
NOTE
Rating change: Parent lock level setting
Country change: Setting for the country
where the disc is being played.
Password change: Registered password
changes
The setting cannot be changed without the
correct password. Note down the password so
you don't forget it.
3. Select the desired parent lock level and
press the ENTER button to set.
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Country change
NOTE
It is necessary to set the country code because
the parent lock level is different depending on
the country. When using the unit in U.S.A., set
the country code to “3018”. The parent lock
function is disabled without the country code
setting (page 6-107).
3. Enter the country code by pressing the
number keys (0 to 9) or operating the
select button up or down.
1. Enter the password by pressing the
number keys (0 to 9) or operating the
select button up or down.
4. Press the ENTER button to set the
country of the entered country code.
Changing the password
1. Enter the password by pressing the
number keys (0 to 9) or operating the
select button up or down.
2. Press the ENTER button.
If the password is confirmed, the
password change mode is displayed.
NOTE
The setting cannot be changed without the
correct password. Note down the password so
you don't forget it.
2. Press the ENTER button.
If the password is confirmed, the
password change mode is displayed.
NOTE
The setting cannot be changed without the
correct password. Note down the password so
you don't forget it.
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Mark
The DVD video playback status and angle
display on/off, and priority of the inserted
discs can be set.
3. Enter the new password by pressing the
number keys (0 to 9) or operating the
select button up or down.
4. Press the ENTER button to set the new
password.
On-Screen Mark
Select ON to display, OFF not to display
the DVD video playback status on the
upper right corner of the screen.
When the screen display is on, the
following marks are displayed on the
upper right corner of the screen (in Disc
mode).
Mark
Condition
Playback
Stop (Resume standby)
Pause
Fast-forward
Reverse
Angle display
The camera mark display when multiangle can be performed.
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NOTE
l
l
The display angle change is not available
for discs other than multi-angle recorded
DVD discs. Refer to the instruction manual
accompanying the disc for details.
The screen size and angle can be changed
when On-Screen Mark and Angle Mark is
off.
Auxiliary Input (AUX mode)
In AUX mode, AV equipment such as a
video game player or a video camera can
be used by connecting the image and
sound cables to the auxiliary terminals.
NOTE
l
Mode Priority
The priority of the inserted discs (CD-R/
CD-RW) can be selected.
l
Audio
Digital Output
Not used with this unit.
Audio DRC
The audio dynamic range can be adjusted
to reduce the difference between the
maximum and minimum audio output.
Audio compression of the DVD video
playback can be selected or deselected
during playback using the following
modes:
Mode
NONE
LINE
RF
Function
Playback with normal volume
Lower volume is increased to
reduce difference in volume range.
Use when it is still difficult to hear
sound while using LINE.
Sound quality is reduced while
using RF.
NOTE
l
Before operating, read the instruction
manual accompanying the AV equipment to
be used.
To listen to the Rear Entertainment System
sound from the vehicle speakers, change the
audio or navigation system sound to the
Rear Entertainment System sound.
Refer to Sound on page 6-82.
To listen to audio other than from the
speakers of the rear entertainment system, it
is necessary to use the wireless headphones
that are included. For headphone
specification, refer to
“Operation Tips for Headphones” (page
6-72).
The cooling fan for this unit may activate if
the temperature of the unit is high, however,
this does not indicate a malfunction.
qAuxiliary Terminals and Power
Outlet
The auxiliary terminals and power outlet
are positioned as shown in the figure.
Power outlet
(AC115V)
Only sound output from the headphones is
available.
Auxiliary
terminals
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Auxiliary terminals
The auxiliary terminals consist of one
image input terminal and two sound input
terminals (for left and right).
Image input terminal: Yellow
Sound input (Right) terminal: Red
Sound input (Left) terminal: White
To use, open the cover.
CAUTION
Close the cover when the terminals
are not in use. If foreign material
penetrates, or liquid is spilled on it, it
may cause a malfunction.
NOTE
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For monaural equipment (with one sound
output terminal), connect the terminal to
the sound input terminal (White). The
sound is output from the speaker to which
the terminal has been connected.
Noise may occur depending on the
connected equipment.
WARNING
Ø Never use medical instruments
with the power outlet.
Ø Follow the cautions below to
prevent electrical shock.
Ø Do not plug accessories into the
power outlet or unplug them
with wet hands.
Ø Do not put anything other than
plugs into the outlet.
Ø Do not disassemble the outlet.
CAUTION
Ø Always close the cover when not in
use. If foreign objects or liquid
penetrate the outlet, it may cause
a malfunction.
Ø Do not use electrical appliances
that exceed the prescribed power
capacity. It may cause a
malfunction.
NOTE
Power Outlet
The power outlet can be used as a power
supply for electrical devices when the
ignition switch is in the ACC or ON
position.
Only use AC 115 V electrical appliances
requiring no greater than 100 W
Open the cover to use the power outlet.
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To prevent discharging of the battery, do not
use the auxiliary input for long periods with
the engine off or idling.
Plug-in
1. Open the cover.
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2. Lightly insert the plug and turn the
outlet 90 degrees, then insert it fully.
POWER OUTLET
Unplug
1. Pull the plug out.
2. Close the cover.
NOTE
The following electrical appliances may not
operate even if their electrical capacity is 100
W or less.
l Appliances requiring large amounts of
power for activation (such as cathode-ray
tube televisions, refrigerators with a
compressor, electrical pumps, and electrical
tools)
l Appliances with a power supply frequency
switch function (such as clocks and audio)
l Appliances for precise data processing
(such as measurement equipment)
Some electrical appliances other than the
above may not operate.
The protection circuit may operate and the
power supply may be stopped to prevent
battery depletion.
When using an electrical appliance for data
processing such as a personal computer, back
up the data frequently.
The power outlet (AC115V) cannot be used in
the following cases:
l Battery power is weak
l Appliances with a capacity of 100 W or
more are used
l Cabin temperature is extremely hot
Noise may occur during radio or television
operation depending on the electrical
appliance being used.
qUsing AV Equipment
CAUTION
For safe driving, adjust the volume
while driving so that ambient sound
can be heard.
NOTE
Before operating, read the instruction manual
accompanying the AV equipment to be used.
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1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.
2. If a power supply is necessary, connect
the outlet to the power outlet.
Refer to Power outlet on page 6-101.
5. Press the SOURCE button and select
the AUX mode.
Refer to Mode on page 6-86.
3. Connect the image cable and sound
cables to the input terminals.
Accessory socket
(DC12 V, 10 A)
Plug
AV
equipment
Auxiliary
terminals
Red
White
Yellow
Sound cable (Right)
Image cable
Sound cable (Left)
NOTE
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For monaural equipment (with one sound
output terminal), connect the terminal to
either of the sound input terminals (Red)
and (White). The sound is output from the
speaker to which the terminal has been
connected.
Noise may occur depending on the
connected equipment.
4. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or
ON position.
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6. Operate the equipment following the
instruction manual accompanying the
equipment.
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Language Code List
Language
Abkhazian
Afar
Afrekaans
Albanian
Amharic
Arabic
Armenian
Assamase
Aymara
Azerbaijani
Bashkir
Basque
Bengali
Bhutani
Bihari
Bislama
Breton
Bulgarian
Burmese
Byelorussian
Cambodian
Catalan
Chinese
Corsican
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Esperanto
Estonian
Faroese
Fiji
Finnish
French
Friesian
Galician
German
Gorgian
ab
aa
af
sq
am
ar
hy
as
ay
az
ba
eu
bn
dz
bh
bi
br
bg
my
be
km
ca
zh
co
hr
cs
da
nl
en
eo
et
fo
fj
fi
fr
fy
gl
de
ka
Code
1001
1000
1005
2816
1012
1017
1724
1018
1024
1025
1100
1420
1113
1325
1107
1108
1117
1106
2224
1104
2012
1200
3507
1214
1717
1218
1300
2311
1413
1414
1419
1514
1509
1508
1517
1524
1611
1304
2000
Language
Greek
Greenlandic
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Icelandic
Indonesian
Interlingua
Interlingue
Inupiak
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Javanese
Kannada
Kashmiri
Kazakh
Kinyarwanda
Kirghiz
Kirundi
Korean
Kurdish
Laothian
Latin
Latvian
Lingala
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Malagasy
Malay
Malayalam
Maltese
Maori
Marathi
Moldavian
Mongolian
el
kl
gn
gu
ha
iw
hi
hu
is
in
ia
ie
ik
ga
it
ja
jw
kn
ks
kk
rw
ky
rn
ko
ku
lo
la
lv
ln
lt
mk
mg
ms
ml
mt
mi
mr
mo
mn
Code
1411
2011
1613
1620
1700
1822
1708
1720
1818
1813
1800
1804
1810
1600
1819
1900
1922
2013
2018
2010
2722
2024
2713
2014
2020
2114
2100
2121
2113
2119
2210
2206
2218
2211
2219
2208
2217
2214
2213
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Language
Nauru
Nepali
Norwegian
Occtian
Oriya
Oromo
Panjabi
Pashto, Pushto
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Quechua
Rhaeto-Romance
Romanian
Russian
Samoan
Sangho
SanSkrit
Scots-Gaelic
Serbian
Serbo-Croatian
Sesotho
Setswana
Shona
Sindhi
Singhalese
Siswaiti
Slovak
Slovenian
Somali
Spanish
Sundanese
Swahili
Swedish
Tagalog
Tajik
Tamil
Tatar
Telugu
Thai
Tibetan
na
ne
no
oc
or
om
pa
ps
fa
pl
pt
qu
rm
ro
ru
sm
sg
sa
gd
sr
sh
st
tn
sn
sd
si
ss
sk
sl
so
es
su
sw
sv
tl
tg
ta
tt
te
th
bo
Code
2300
2304
2314
2402
2417
2412
2500
2518
1500
2511
2519
2620
2712
2714
2720
2812
2806
2800
1603
2817
2807
2819
2913
2813
2803
2808
2818
2810
2811
2814
1418
2820
2822
2821
2911
2906
2900
2919
2904
2907
1114
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Language
Tigrinya
Tonga
Tsonga
Tukmen
Turkish
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volapuk
Welsh
Wolof
Xhosa
Yiddish
Yoruba
Zulu
ti
to
ts
tk
tr
tw
uk
ur
uz
vi
vo
cy
wo
xh
ji
yo
zu
Code
2908
2914
2918
2910
2917
2922
3010
3017
3025
3108
3114
1224
3214
3307
1908
3414
3520
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Country Code List
Country
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Bouvet Island
Brazil
British Indian Ocean
Territory
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
AF
AL
DZ
AS
AD
AO
AI
AQ
AG
AR
AM
AW
AU
AT
AZ
BS
BH
BD
BB
BY
BE
BZ
BJ
BM
BT
BO
BA
BW
BV
BR
Code
1005
1011
1325
1018
1003
1014
1008
1016
1006
1017
1012
1022
1020
1019
1025
1118
1107
1103
1101
1124
1104
1125
1109
1112
1119
1114
1100
1122
1121
1117
IO
1814
BN
BG
BF
BI
KH
CM
CA
1113
1106
1105
1108
2007
1212
1200
Country
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Congo,The Democratic
Republic of the
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Cote D'Ivoire
Croatia (Hrvatska)
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French
CV
KY
CF
TD
CL
CN
CX
CC
CO
KM
CG
Code
1221
2024
1205
2903
1211
1213
1223
1202
1214
2012
1206
CD
1203
CK
CR
CI
HR
CU
CY
CZ
DK
DJ
DM
DO
TP
EC
EG
SV
GQ
ER
EE
ET
FK
FO
FJ
FI
FR
GF
PF
1210
1217
1208
1717
1220
1224
1225
1310
1309
1312
1314
2915
1402
1406
2821
1616
1417
1404
1419
1510
1514
1509
1508
1517
1605
2505
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Country
French Southern Territories
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Heard and McDonald Islands
Holy See (Vatican City State)
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea (North), Democratic
People's Republic
Korea (South), Republic of
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
TF
GA
GM
GE
DE
GH
GI
GR
GL
GD
GP
GU
GT
GN
GW
GY
HT
HM
VA
HN
HK
HU
IS
IN
ID
IR
IQ
IE
IL
IT
JM
JP
JO
KZ
KE
KI
Code
2905
1600
1612
1604
1304
1607
1608
1617
1611
1603
1615
1620
1619
1613
1622
1624
1719
1712
3100
1713
1710
1720
1818
1813
1803
1817
1816
1804
1811
1819
1912
1915
1914
2025
2004
2008
KP
2015
KR
KW
KG
2017
2022
2006
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Country
Lao People's Democratic
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau
Macedonia, the Former
Yugoslav Republic of
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia, Federated States
Moldova, Republic
Monaco
Mongolia
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
LA
LV
LB
LS
LR
LY
LI
LT
LU
MO
Code
2100
2121
2101
2118
2117
2124
2108
2119
2120
2214
MK
2210
MG
MW
MY
MV
ML
MT
MH
MQ
MR
MU
YT
MX
FM
MD
MC
MN
MS
MA
MZ
MM
NA
NR
NP
NL
AN
NC
NZ
NI
NE
2206
2222
2224
2221
2211
2219
2207
2216
2217
2220
3419
2223
1512
2203
2202
2213
2218
2200
2225
2212
2300
2317
2315
2311
1013
2302
2325
2308
2304
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Country
Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestinian Territory,
Occupied
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Reunion
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Helena
Saint Kitts and
Saint Lucia
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
NG
NU
NF
MP
NO
OM
PK
PW
Code
2306
2320
2305
2215
2314
2412
2510
2522
PS
2518
PA
PG
PY
PE
PH
PN
PL
PT
PR
QA
RE
RO
RU
RW
SH
KN
LC
PM
2500
2506
2524
2504
2507
2513
2511
2519
2517
2600
2704
2714
2720
2722
2807
2013
2102
2512
VC
3102
WS
SM
ST
SA
SN
SC
SL
SG
SK
SI
SB
SO
3218
2812
2819
2800
2813
2802
2811
2806
2810
2808
2801
2814
Country
South Africa
South Georgia and the South
Sandwich Islands
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Islands
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Taiwan, Province of China
Tajikistan
Tanzania,United Republic
Thailand
Togo
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
United States Minor Outlying
Islands
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City State See Holy
See
Venezuela
Viet Nam
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
ZA
Code
3500
GS
1618
ES
LK
SD
SR
1418
2110
2803
2817
SJ
2809
SZ
SE
CH
SY
TW
TJ
TZ
TH
TG
TK
TO
TT
TN
TR
TM
TC
TV
UG
UA
AE
GB
US
2825
2804
1207
2824
2922
2909
2925
2907
2906
2910
2914
2919
2913
2917
2912
2902
2921
3006
3000
1004
1601
3018
UM
3012
UY
UZ
VU
3024
3025
3120
VA
3100
VE
VN
VG
VI
3104
3113
3106
3108
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Country
Wallis and Futuna Islands
Western Sahara
Yemen
Yugoslavia
Zaire See Congo, The
Democratic Republic of the
Zambia
Zimbabwe
WF
EH
YE
YU
Code
3205
1407
3404
3420
ZR
3517
ZM
ZW
3512
3522
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Error Message
qMessage
Disc mode error message
Use of Non-supported Disc
An error message is displayed if a nonsupported DVD-ROM disc, a nonsupported disc format or a disc (PAL,
other) with a different image signal
encoding is read.
Incorrect region code
An error message is displayed if a disc
other than one with region code 1 or
including region 1 is inserted.
High temperature malfunction
If the disc content cannot be read:
An error message is displayed if the disc
cannot be read due to scratches or the
content cannot be read.
If the temperature surrounding the DVD
player area exceeds 88°C (190°F), the
DVD player operation is stopped to
protect the unit. When the temperature
decreases to 70°C (158°F) or less, the
protective circuit function is cleared and
the operation is restored.
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System errors (Common to each mode)
Power malfunction
An error message is displayed if the
power supply to the rear entertainment
system drops (About 9.5 V or less), and
the power is turned off.
The power is restored when the power
supply to the rear entertainment system is
10 V or more.
High temperature malfunction
If the temperature around the LCD area
exceeds 95°C (203°F), the power supply
is turned off to protect the LCD.
When the temperature around the LCD
area is 85°C (185°F) or less, the
protective circuit function is cleared and
the operation is restored.
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Symptoms and Actions
If any malfunction is suspected, verify the following before requesting a repair.
If the problem cannot be solved after performing the procedure, have the system inspected
at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Some functions are not available depending on the disc. Read the instruction manual
attached to the disc before operating.
Symptom
System
cannot be
turned on
Image
cannot be
displayed
Cause
The ignition switch is in the LOCK
position.
The remote controller batteries are
weak.
Remote controller batteries poles are
pointed in the wrong direction.
The vehicle battery is weak.
The cabin temperature
(Rear Entertainment System unit temperature) is high.
The ignition switch is in the LOCK
position.
No disc is inserted.
An invalid disc is inserted.
The wrong mode has been selected.
No disc is inserted.
Disc cannot
Disc is inserted upside down.
be played
Parent lock level is set.
The ignition switch is in the LOCK
position.
Volume is too low.
The audio unit/navigation system is not
set in the Rear Entertainment System
mode.
Sound
cannot be
output
Action
Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or ON position.
Replace the batteries with new ones.
Refer to Remote Controller on page 6-80.
Install the batteries in the correct direction.
Refer to Remote Controller on page 6-80.
Recharge or replace the vehicle battery.
Retry after the temperature has lowered.
Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or ON position.
Insert a disc.
Insert a disc which can be played by this unit.
Refer to Operating Tips for Discs on page 6-65.
Select the correct mode by pressing the SOURCE button.
Refer to Mode on page 6-86.
Insert a disc.
Insert the disc with the label-side up.
Clear or change the parent lock level.
Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or ON position.
Adjust the volume.
Set the audio unit/navigation system in the Rear
Entertainment System mode.
Refer to Sound Output on page 6-82.
Insert a disc which can be played by this unit.
An invalid disc has been inserted.
Refer to Operating Tips for Discs on page 6-65.
No disc is inserted.
Insert a disc.
Disc is inserted upside down.
Insert the disc with the label-side up.
Playback has been paused.
Cancel the pause.
The playback is in slow, fast-forward, or Select normal playback.
reverse mode.
Refer to Basic operation on page 6-87.
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Symptom
Audio
output from
vehicle
speakers but
not from
headphones
Cause
Action
DTS format language is selected and
played back.
Select audio other than DTS format.
(The wireless headphones cannot playback DTS format language)
The disc is dirty.
Image
and/or sound The disc has a scratch.
is distorted. Dew condensation on the disc
There are
The LCD is high tech equipment with a
subtle spots
99.99% effective sensor resolution.
or
However, please be aware that 0.01%
luminescent
pixel failure or pixel continuous
spots on the
illuminated pixels may exist.
screen.
Subtitles
Other languages are not recorded on the
cannot be
disc.
changed
Display
Multiple angles are not recorded on the
angle cannot
disc.
be changed
The remote controller is not pointed
toward the receiver on the unit.
Clean the signal surface of the disc.
Replace the disc with another one.
Clear the dew condensation.
―
Check the available language in the instruction manual
accompanying the disc.
Check the available angle in the instruction manual
accompanying the disc.
Point the remote controller toward the receiver on the unit.
The receiver is near the disc slot.
Operate the remote controller avoiding the obstruction so
There is an obstruction between the
that the signal reaches the receiver on the unit. The
Remote
remote controller and the unit.
receiver is near the disc slot.
controller is
inoperable The remote controller batteries are
Replace the batteries with new ones.
weak.
Refer to Remote Controller on page 6-80.
Remote controller batteries poles are
Install the batteries in the correct direction.
pointed in the wrong direction.
Refer to Remote Controller on page 6-80.
No power to the headphones.
Turn on the power to the headphones.
The headphones' optical receiver is not Point the headphones' optical receiver towards the main
pointed towards the main unit's
unit's transmitter. The main unit's transmitter is located
transmitter.
near the disc insertion area.
There is an obstruction between the
Avoid the obstruction.
headphones and the main unit.
No audio The headphones' batteries are depleted. Replace the batteries with new ones.
output from The headphones' batteries have not been
the
Insert the batteries correctly.
/
correctly inserted in the
headphones. directions.
The headphones are exposed to direct
Use the headphones while avoiding direct sunlight.
sunlight.
If there is no sound for 3 minutes or longer, or if the
headphones are continuously used for 4 hours, there is a
Power turns off automatically.
function which automatically turns the power off. Turn the
power to headphones back on.
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Symptom
Cause
The
headphones'
optical
The headphones' batteries are weak.
reception
range is too
narrow.
There is
excessive
noise in the The headphones' batteries are weak.
headphone
audio
Action
Replace the batteries with new ones.
Replace the batteries with new ones.
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Bluetooth Hands-Free í
qWhat is Bluetooth Hands-Free?
Bluetooth Hands-Free Outline
By connecting a Bluetooth equipped
device (Mobile phone) to the hands-free
unit equipped on the vehicle, making and
receiving calls are possible using the talk
button, pick-up button and hang-up button
located on the steering wheel, and saying
the voice commands.
WARNING
Perform phonebook registration related
operations while the vehicle is parked:
Performing phonebook registration
while driving the vehicle could be a
distraction to your driving and result
in an accident. In addition, a mistake
in performing the phonebook
operation could result in the loss of
important data.
Bluetooth equipped device (Mobile
phone)
A Bluetooth equipped device (Mobile
phone) communicates with the hands-free
unit equipped on the vehicle using radio
transmission (Bluetooth).
For example, if the device (Mobile phone)
is placed in a coat pocket, the phone calls
can be made through your mobile service
without direct use of the device (Mobile
phone).
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CAUTION
The types of devices (Mobile phone)
which can be connected to the
hands-free unit are limited, so before
purchasing or changing your device
(Mobile phone) model, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Devices (Mobile phone) which can be
connected to the hands-free system
need to be compliant with Bluetooth
specifications and the appropriate
profile, however, even among these
Bluetooth devices (Mobile phone) are
some which will not connect with
your Mazda or will have limited
function. Therefore, consult Mazda
Bluetooth Hands-Free Customer
Service for information regarding
device (Mobile phone) compatibility:
Phone: 800-430-0153
Web: www.MazdaUSA.com/
bluetooth
Applicable Bluetooth specification
Ver. 2.0 or higher
Response profile
l HFP (Hands Free Profile) Ver. 1.5
l DUN (Dial-up Networking Profile)
Ver. 1.1
(With the navigation system)
l PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile)
Ver. 1.0
l A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile) Ver. 1.0
l AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control
Profile) Ver. 1.0
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Bluetooth Hands-Free
Bluetooth is the registered trademark of
Bluetooth SIG. Inc.
NOTE
l
l
If the ignition switch is turned off during a
hands-free call, the line is transferred to the
device (Mobile phone) automatically.
If the device (Mobile phone) is in a location
where radio reception is difficult such as a
metal container or in the trunk, the call may
not be connected using Bluetooth. If
communication is not possible, change the
location of the device (Mobile phone).
Talk button operations
A short press or a long press of the talk
button is used depending on the operation
status as follows:
l Short press (Press the button less than
0.7 sec.)
l Long press (Press the button 0.7 sec. or
more.)
Information display
Telephone numbers, Bluetooth HandsFree messages, and operation status are
displayed.
qComponent Parts
Bluetooth Hands-Free consists of the
following parts:
l Talk button
l Pick-up button
l Hang-up button
l Information display
l Microphone
l Audio unit/Navigation system
Talk button, Pick-Up button and HangUp button
Basic functions of Bluetooth Hands-Free
can be used such as making calls or
hanging up using the talk button, pick-up
button and hang-up button on the steering
wheel.
Pick-up button
Hang-up button
Microphone
The microphone is used for speaking
voice commands or exchanging
conversation.
Talk button
Microphone
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Audio unit/Navigation system
The audio unit or navigation system is
used for adjusting the volume.
qVoice
To prevent the deterioration in voice
recognition rate and voice quality, the
following points must be observed:
l It is not necessary to face the
microphone or approach it. Speak the
voice commands while maintaining a
safe driving position.
l Close the windows and/or the
moonroof to reduce loud noises from
outside the vehicle, or turn down the
airflow of the climate control system
while Bluetooth Hands-Free is being
used. Voice recognition may not
function correctly or voice quality may
deteriorate under the following
conditions.
A passenger is speaking.
Driving with the window and/or the
moonroof open.
Driving on bumpy roads.
Noise outside of the vehicle is loud.
(Construction sites, inside tunnels,
excess oncoming traffic, or heavy
rain.)
Operation noise from turn signals,
wipers, or the horn is heard.
A/C airflow is strong or wind is
blowing on the microphone.
There is noise coming from cargo
loaded in the vehicle.
l Voice commands may not be
recognized depending on the voice. If
the voice commands are not recognized
correctly, repeat the commands in a
louder voice, at a natural pace, as if
speaking to another person.
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
Dialects or different wording other than
hands-free prompts cannot be
recognized by voice recognition. Speak
in the wording specified by the voice
commands.
Please be aware that the voice recognition
may error despite following the above
points.
l
qFunction Restrictions While
Using Bluetooth Hands-Free
Functions are limited as follows while
Bluetooth Hands-Free is being used.
l Beep sound and voice guidance related
to the audio unit and navigation system
are not heard.
l Beep sound related to the A/C
operation is not heard.
l The navigation system's voice
recognition command does not
function.
qHow to Use This Section
Descriptions in the text are as follows:
Say: Voice commands to be spoken by
you.
Prompt: Voice guidance output from the
speaker.
A beep sound [Beep] is output from the
speaker. Speak after the beep sound is
heard.
Example)
Say: [Beep] “Dial”
Prompt: “Number, please”
Say: [Beep] “XXXXXXXXXXX (Ex.
“555-1234”) (Telephone number)”
Bluetooth Hands-Free Activation
Method
Without the navigation system
Press the pick-up button or talk button
(Short press).
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With the navigation system
Method 1
Press the pick-up button.
Method 2
1. Press the talk button (Short press).
2. Say: [Beep] “Telephone” or “Phone”
Cancel
The Bluetooth Hands-Free system
transitions to idling status if the following
operation is performed while the system is
activating.
Press the hang-up button, or the talk
button (Long press).
The hands-free system is activated.
Functions of the hands-free telephone,
such as making and receiving calls, can be
used after the activation. (For details on
the telephone functions, refer to “Basic
Bluetooth Hands-Free Operation” or
“Convenient Use of the Hands-Free
System”.)
NOTE
(With the navigation system)
When the talk button is pressed with a long
press, the hands-free system is activated
without having to speak “Telephone” or
“Phone”.
For vehicles with a navigation system, the
navigation system is activated by speaking the
voice recognition command of the navigation
system after pressing the talk button (Short
press). For voice recognition details with the
navigation system, refer to the separate
“NAVIGATION SYSTEM MANUAL”.
Tutorial
The tutorial explains how to use
Bluetooth Hands-Free.
To activate the tutorial, do the following:
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Tutorial”
3. Follow the prompts to receive the
appropriate voice guidance
instructions.
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Basic Bluetooth HandsFree Operation
qBluetooth Hands-Free Preparation
Language setting
English, Spanish, and Canadian French
are available. If the language setting is
changed, all of the voice guidance and
voice input commands are done in the
selected language.
NOTE
If the language setting is changed, device
registration is maintained.
Phonebook records are not cleared, but each
language has a separate phonebook.
Therefore, entries created in one language will
need to be re-entered in the phonebook of the
new language.
Method 1
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Setup”
3. (Without the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, or select phone.”
(With the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, select phone or
select music player.”
4. Say: [Beep] “Language”
5. Prompt: “Select a language: English,
French, or Spanish.”
6. Say: [Beep] “French” (Speak the
desired language: “English”, “French”
or “Spanish”)
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7. Prompt: “French (Desired language)
selected. Is this correct?”
8. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
9. Prompt: “French (Desired language)
selected, returning to main menu”
(Spoken in the newly selected
language).
Method 2
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “French” (Say the desired
language: “English”, “French”, or
“Spanish”.) (Change the desired
language by saying the language
name.)
3. Prompt: “Would you like to change
the language to French (Desired
language) ?”
4. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
5. Prompt: “Please wait. Switching to
French phonebook. French selected,
returning to main menu” (Spoken in
the newly selected language).
Device programming (Pairing)
To use Bluetooth Hands-Free, the device
has to be programmed to the hands-free
unit using the following procedure.
(Without the navigation system)
Up to seven Bluetooth equipped mobile
telephones can be programmed to your
vehicle.
(With the navigation system)
A maximum of seven devices including
hands-free mobile phones and Bluetooth
audio devices can be programmed to one
vehicle.
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NOTE
l
l
l
A device can be programmed only when the
vehicle is parked.
(With the navigation system)
If a Bluetooth device has already been
programmed to the vehicle as a Bluetooth
audio device, it does not need to be
programmed again when using the device
as a hands-free mobile phone. Conversely,
it does not need to be programmed again as
a Bluetooth audio device if it has already
been programmed as a hands-free mobile
phone.
Since the communication range of a
Bluetooth equipped device is about 10
meters (32 ft), if a device is placed within a
10-meter (32 ft) radius of the vehicle, it may
be detected/programmed unintentionally
while another device is being programmed.
1. Activate the Bluetooth application of
the device.
NOTE
For the operation of the device, refer to its
instruction manual.
2. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
3. Say: [Beep] “Setup”
4. (Without the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, or select phone.”
(With the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, select phone or
select music player.”
5. Say: [Beep] “Pairing options”
6. Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pair, edit, delete, or list.”
7. Say: [Beep] “Pair”
8. Prompt: “Please say a 4-digit pairing
code.”
9. Say: [Beep] “XXXX” (Speak an
arbitrary 4-digit pairing code. This can
be any combination of 4 numbers.)
NOTE
Record the code as it will be used to program
your device in Step 16.
10. Prompt: “Pairing code XXXX (4digit number). Is this correct?”
11. Say: [Beep] “Yes” or “No”
12. If “Yes”, go to Step 13.
If “No”, the procedure returns to Step
8.
13. Prompt: “Start pairing procedure on
the device. See the device manual for
instructions.”
14. Using the device, perform a search
for the Bluetooth device (Peripheral
device).
NOTE
For the operation of the device, refer to its
instruction manual.
15. Select “Mazda” from the device list
searched by the device.
16. Input the 4-digit pairing code set in
Step 9 to the device.
17. Prompt: “Please say the name of the
device after the beep.”
18. Say: [Beep] “XXXX - - -” (Speak a
“device tag”, an arbitrary name for
the device.)
Example: “Stan's device.”
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NOTE
Speak a programmed “device tag” within 10
seconds.
If more than two devices are to be
programmed, they cannot be programmed with
the same or similar “device tag”.
19. Prompt: “Adding XXXXXX - - (Ex. “Stan's device”) (Device tag). Is
this correct?”
20. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
21. Prompt: “Pairing complete”
After a device is registered, the system
automatically identifies the device. By
activating Bluetooth Hands-Free again, or
by activating Bluetooth Hands-Free first
after turning the ignition switch from the
LOCK to the ACC position, the system
reads out a voice guidance, “XXXXXX - - (Ex. “Stan's device”) (Device tag) is
connected”.
NOTE
6. Say: [Beep] “Yes” or “No”.
7. When “Yes” is spoken, the procedure
proceeds to Step 8.
When “No” is spoken, the procedure
returns to Step 3.
8. Prompt: “Dialing”
qReceiving an Incoming Call
1. Prompt: “Incoming call, press the
pickup button to answer”.
2. To accept the call, press the pick-up
button.
To reject the call, press the hang-up
button.
qHanging Up a Call
Press the hang-up button during the call.
Beep will confirm that call is ended.
qVolume Adjustment
(With the navigation system)
Device registration can also be done by
operating the panel buttons on the navigation
unit. Refer to the separate manual
“NAVIGATION SYSTEM”.
Turn the power/volume dial of the audio
unit or navigation system to adjust the
volume.
Turn the power/volume dial to the right to
increase volume, to the left to decrease it.
qMaking a Call Using a Telephone
Number
Audio unit
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Dial”
3. Prompt: “Number, please”
4. Say: [Beep] “XXXXXXXXXXX (Ex.
“555-1234”) (Telephone number)”
5. Prompt: “Dialing XXXXXXXXXXX
(Ex. “555-1234”) (Telephone number)
is this correct?”
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NOTE
l
l
The volume can also be adjusted using the
volume button on the steering wheel.
The music volume of the audio unit and the
navigation system cannot be adjusted while
Bluetooth Hands-Free is being used.
qVoice Guidance Interrupt Operation
Voice guidance can be stopped by
pressing the talk button (Short press)
while it is being heard. A new voice input
command can then be spoken by the user.
· Press the talk button (Short press).
qHelp Function Use
Convenient Use of the
Hands-Free System
qPhonebook Usage
Phonebook registration
Phone numbers can be registered to the
Bluetooth Hands-Free phonebook.
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Phonebook”
3. Prompt: “Select one of the following:
New entry, edit, list names, delete,
erase all or import contact.”
The help function informs the user of all
the available voice commands under the
current conditions.
4. Say: [Beep] “New entry”
1. Press the talk button (Short press).
6. Say: [Beep] “XXXXX... (Ex. “Mary's
phone”)” (Say a voice tag for the name
registered.)
2. Say: [Beep] “Help”
3. Follow the prompts to receive the
appropriate voice guidance
instructions.
5. Prompt: “Name please.”
7. Prompt: “Adding XXXXX... (Ex.
“Mary's phone”) (Registered voice
tag). Is this correct?”
8. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
9. Prompt: “Home, Work, Mobile, or
Other?”
10. Say: [Beep] “Mobile” (Say “Home”,
“Work”, “Mobile”, or “Other”, for the
desired location to be registered.)
11. Prompt: “Mobile” (Location to be
registered). Is this correct?
12. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
13. Prompt: “Number, please.”
14. Say: [Beep] “XXXXXXXXXXX
(Ex. “555-1234”)” (Say the phone
number to be registered.)
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15. Prompt: “XXXXXXXXXXX (Ex.
“555-1234”) (Phone number
registration). Is this correct? ”
8. Say: [Beep] “XXXXX... (Ex. “Mary's
phone”)” (Say a voice tag for the name
registered.)
16. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
9. Prompt: “Adding XXXXX... (Ex.
“Mary's phone”) (Voice tag). Is this
correct?”
17. Prompt: “Number saved. Would you
like to add another number for this
entry?”
18. Say: [Beep] “Yes” or “No”.
19. If “Yes”, an additional phone number
registration can be made for the same
entry.
If “No”, the procedure proceeds to
Step 20.
20. Prompt: “Returning to main menu.”
Import contact
Phonebook data from your device (Mobile
phone) can be sent and registered to your
Bluetooth Hands-Free phonebook using
Bluetooth.
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Phonebook”
10. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
11. Prompt: “Number saved. Would you
like to import another contact?”
12. Say: [Beep] “Yes” or “No”
13. If “Yes”, the procedure proceeds to
Step 5.
If “No”, the procedure proceeds to
Step 14.
14. Prompt: “Returning to main menu.”
Making calls using the phonebook
Telephone calls can be made by saying
the name of a person (voice tag) whose
phone number has been registered in
Bluetooth Hands-Free in advance.
For the phonebook setting method, refer
to (page 6-127).
3. Prompt: “Select one of the following:
New entry, edit, list names, delete,
erase all or import contact.”
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
4. Say: [Beep] “Import contact”
3. Prompt: “Name please.”
5. Prompt: “Ready to receive a contact
from the phone.”
4. Say: [Beep] “XXXXX... (Ex. “John's
phone”)” (Say a voice tag registered in
the phonebook.)
6. Device (Mobile phone) operation:
Select one entry from the phonebook
and send it using Bluetooth.
7. Prompt: “X (Number of locations
which include data) numbers have been
imported. What name would you like
to use for these numbers?”
2. Say: [Beep] “Call”
5. Prompt: “Calling XXXXX... (Ex.
“John's phone”) XXXX (Ex. “at
home”). Is this correct?” (Voice tag and
phone number location registered in
phonebook).
6. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
7. Prompt: “Dialing”
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qRedialing Function
2. Say: [Beep] “Mute off”
Redialing the number of the person
previously dialed using the phone is
possible.
3. Prompt: “Microphone unmuted”
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
Transferring a call from Hands-Free to
a device (Mobile phone)
2. Say: [Beep] “Redial”
Communication between the hands-free
unit and a device (Mobile phone) is
canceled, and the line can be switched to a
standard call using a device (Mobile
phone).
3. Prompt: “Dialing”
qEmergency Calls
A call can be made to the emergency
phone number (911) using the voice input
command.
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Emergency”
3. Prompt: “Dialing“911”, is this
correct?”
4. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
5. Prompt: “Dialing”
qRefusing an Incoming Call
For incoming call refusal, refer to
“Receiving an incoming call” (page
6-122).
qMute
The microphone can be muted during a
call.
1. Press the talk button (Short press).
2. Say: [Beep] “Mute”
3. Prompt: “Microphone muted”
Canceling mute
qTransferring a Call
1. Press the talk button (Short press).
2. Say: [Beep] “Transfer call”
3. Prompt: “Transferred call to phone”
Transferring a call from a device
(Mobile phone) to Hands-Free
Communication between devices (Mobile
phone) can be switched to Bluetooth
Hands-Free.
1. Press the talk button (Short press).
2. Say: [Beep] “Transfer call”
3. Prompt: “Transferred call to Hands
Free system”
qMulti-Call Functions
Call waiting
A call can be interrupted to receive an
incoming call from a third party.
Call interrupt
A call can be switched to a new incoming
call.
1. Press the pick-up button.
2. Prompt: “Swapping calls.”
1. Press the talk button (Short press).
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NOTE
l
l
To refuse an incoming call, press the hangup button.
After receiving a new incoming call, the
previous call is placed on hold.
Making a call using a telephone
number
Redialing function
1. Press the talk button (Short press).
2. Say: [Beep] “Redial”
3. Prompt: “Dialing”
1. Press the talk button (Short press).
Switching calls
Switching back to the previous call can
also be done.
2. Say: [Beep] “Dial”
Method 1
3. Prompt: “Number please”
1. Press the pick-up button.
4. Say: [Beep] “XXXXXXXXXXX (Ex.
“555-1234”) (Telephone number)”
2. Prompt: “Swapping calls.”
5. Prompt: “Dialing XXXXXXXXXXX
(Ex. “555-1234”) (Telephone number)
is this correct?”
Method 2
1. Press the talk button (Short press).
2. Say: [Beep] “Swap call”
6. Say: [Beep] “Yes” or “No”.
3. Prompt: “Swapping calls”
7. When “Yes” is spoken, the procedure
proceeds to Step 8.
When “No” is spoken, the procedure
returns to Step 3.
Ending the current call
Press the hang-up button during the call.
8. Prompt: “Dialing”
Making calls using the phonebook
1. Press the talk button (Short press).
2. Say: [Beep] “Call”
3. Prompt: “Name please.”
4. Say: [Beep] “XXXXX... (Ex. “John's
phone”)” (Say a voice tag registered in
the phonebook.)
5. Prompt: “Calling XXXXX... (Ex.
“John's phone”) XXXX (Ex. “at
home”). Is this correct?” (Voice tag and
phone number location registered in
phonebook).
6. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
7. Prompt: “Dialing”
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qThree-Way Call Function
Initiate
When two separate parties are established.
1. Press the talk button (Short press).
2. Say: [Beep] “Join call”
3. Prompt: “Joining calls”
Terminate
During a call between three parties.
Press the hang-up button.
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qPhonebook Settings
Editing phonebook
The data registered to the Bluetooth
Hands-Free phonebook can be edited.
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Phonebook”
3. Prompt: “Select one of the following:
New entry, edit, list names, delete,
erase all or import contact.”
4. Say: [Beep] “Edit”
5. Prompt: “Please say the name of the
entry you would like to edit or say,
“List names”.”
6. Say: [Beep] “XXXXX... (Ex. “Mary's
phone”)” (Say the voice tag for the
registered name to be edited in the
phonebook.)
7. Prompt: “Home, Work, Mobile, or
Other?”
8. Say: [Beep] “Home” (Say the
registered location to be edited:
“Home”, “Work”, “Mobile”, or
“Other”).
9. Prompt: “XXXXX... (Ex. “Mary's
phone”) (Registered voice tag) XXXX
(Ex. “home”) (Registered location). Is
this correct?”
10. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
11. Prompt: “The current number is
XXXXXXXXXXX (Ex. “555-1234”)
(Currently registered number). New
number, please.”
NOTE
If there was no previous phone number
registered to a location (Ex. “Work”), the
prompt will only read out “Number, please”.
12. Say: [Beep] “XXXXXXXXXXX
(Ex. “555-5678”)” (Say the new
phone number to be registered.)
13. Prompt: “XXXXXXXXXXX (Ex.
“555-5678”) (The new phone number
to be registered). Is this correct?”
14. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
15. Prompt: “Number changed, returning
to main menu.”
Phonebook data deletion
Erasing individual phonebook data
Individual data registered to the Bluetooth
Hands-Free phonebook can be cleared.
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Phonebook”
3. Prompt: “Select one of the following:
New entry, edit, list names, delete,
erase all or import contact.”
4. Say: [Beep] “Delete”
5. Prompt: “Please say the name of the
entry you would like to delete or say,
“List names”.”
6. Say: [Beep] “XXXXX... (Ex. “John's
phone”)” (Say the registered voice tag
to be deleted from the phonebook.)
7. Prompt: “Deleting XXXXX... (Ex.
“John's phone”) (Registered voice tag)
Home (Registered location). Is this
correct?”
8. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
9. Prompt: “XXXXX... (Ex. “John's
phone”) (Registered voice tag) Home
(Registered location) deleted, returning
to main menu.”
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Complete deletion of the phonebook
data
All data registered to the Bluetooth
Hands-Free phonebook can be erased.
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
4. Say: [Beep] “List names”
5. Prompt: “XXXXX..., XXXXX...,
XXXXX... (Ex. “John's phone”, Mary's
phone, Bill's phone)” (Voice guidance
reads out the voice tags registered to
the phonebook.)
8. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
Press the talk button (Short press) during
the read-out at the desired name, and then
say one of the following voice commands
to execute it.
l “Continue”: Continues the list readout.
l “Call”: Calls the registered phonebook
data when the talk button is shortpressed.
l “Edit”: Edits the registered phonebook
data when the talk button is shortpressed.
l “Delete”: Deletes the registered
phonebook data when the talk button is
short-pressed.
l “Previous”: Returns to the previous
phonebook data in read-out when the
talk button is short-pressed.
9. Prompt: “Please wait, erasing the
Hands Free system phonebook.”
6. Prompt: “End of list, would you like
to start from the beginning?”
10. Prompt: “Hands-Free system
phonebook erased, returning to main
menu.”
7. Say: [Beep] “No”
Read-out of names registered to the
Bluetooth Hands-Free phonebook
Bluetooth Hands-Free can read out the list
of names registered to its phonebook.
qDTMF (Dual Tone MultiFrequency Signal) Transmission
2. Say: [Beep] “Phonebook”
3. Prompt: “Select one of the following:
New entry, edit, list names, delete,
erase all or import contact.”
4. Say: [Beep] “Erase all”
5. Prompt: “Are you sure you want to
erase everything from your Hands Free
system phonebook?”
6. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
7. Prompt: “You are about to delete
everything from your Hands Free
system phonebook. Do you want to
continue?”
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Phonebook”
3. Prompt: “Select one of the following:
New entry, edit, list names, delete,
erase all or import contact.”
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8. Prompt: “Returning to main menu.”
This function is used when transmitting
DTMF via the user's voice. The receiver
of a DTMF transmission is generally a
home telephone answering machine or a
company's automated guidance call center
(When you send tone signals back
according to the voice guidance
recording).
1. Press the talk button (Short press).
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2. Say: [Beep] “XXXX... send” (Say
DTMF code)
3. Prompt: “Sending XXXX... (DTMF
code)”
Hands-Free Setting
qDevice
Device registration
For the registration of a Bluetooth
equipped device to Bluetooth Hands-Free,
refer to “Bluetooth Hands-Free
preparation” (page 6-120).
Registered device read-out
Bluetooth Hands-Free can read-out the
devices registered to its system.
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Setup”
3. (Without the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, or select phone.”
(With the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, select phone or
select music player.”
4. Say: [Beep] “Pairing options”
5. Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pair, edit, delete, or list.”
6. Say: [Beep] “List”
7. Prompt: “XXXXX..., XXXXX...,
XXXXX... (Ex. Device A, device B,
device C)” (The voice guidance reads
out the device tags registered to the
hands-free system.)
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Press the talk button (Short press) during
the read-out at the desired device, and
then say one of the following voice
commands to execute it.
l “Select phone”: Selects device (Mobile
phone) when the talk button is shortpressed.
l (With the navigation system)
“Select music player”: Selects device
(Music player) when the talk button is
short-pressed.
l “Edit”: Edits device when the talk
button is short-pressed.
l “Continue”: Continues the list readout.
l “Delete”: Deletes the registered device
when the talk button is short-pressed.
l “Previous”: Returns to the previous
device in read-out when the talk button
is short-pressed.
8. Prompt: “End of list, would you like
to start from the beginning?”
9. Say: [Beep] “No”
10. Prompt: “Returning to main menu.”
Device selection
If several devices have been programmed,
the Bluetooth unit links the device last
programmed. If you would like to link a
different programmed device, it is
necessary to change the link. The order of
device priority after the link has been
changed is maintained even when the
ignition switch is turned off.
Hands-free phone
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Setup”
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3. (Without the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, or select phone.”
(With the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, select phone or
select music player.”
4. Say: [Beep] “Select phone”
5. Prompt: “Please say 1 for XXXXX...
(Ex. device A), 2 for XXXXX... (Ex.
device B...)”
6. Say: [Beep] “X” (Say the number for
the mobile phone to be connected.)
7. Prompt: “XXXXX... (Ex. device B...)
(Registered device tag) selected, is this
correct?”
8. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
9. Prompt: “XXXXX... (Ex. device B...)
(Device tag) will temporarily override
phone priorities, returning to main
menu.”
(With the navigation system)
Music player
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Setup”
3. Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, select phone or
select music player.”
4. Say: [Beep] “Select music player”
5. Prompt: “Please say 1 for XXXXX...
(Ex. device A), 2 for XXXXX... (Ex.
device B...)”
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6. Say: [Beep] “X” (Say the number for
the music player to be connected.)
8. Say: [Beep] “X” (Say the number of
the device to be deleted.)
7. Prompt: “XXXXX... (Ex. device B...)
(Registered device tag) selected, is this
correct?”
Say “All” to delete all devices (Mobile phone).
8. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
9. Prompt: “XXXXX... (Ex. device B...)
(Device tag) selected.”
Registered device (Mobile phone)
deletion
Registered devices (Mobile phone) can be
deleted individually or collectively.
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Setup”
3. (Without the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, or select phone.”
(With the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, select phone or
select music player.”
4. Say: [Beep] “Pairing options”
5. Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pair, edit, delete, or list.”
NOTE
A registered device (Mobile phone) can be
deleted using the registration list.
6. Say: [Beep] “Delete”
7. Prompt: “Please say 1 for XXXXX...
(Ex. device A), 2 for XXXXX... (Ex.
device B...)” (The device tag of the
registered device is read out by the
HFP.).
NOTE
9. Prompt: “Deleting XXXXX... (Ex.
device B...) (Registered device tag). Is
this correct?”
10. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
11. Prompt: “Deleted”
Registered device editing
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Setup”
3. (Without the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, or select phone.”
(With the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, select phone or
select music player.”
4. Say: [Beep] “Pairing options”
5. Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pair, edit, delete, or list.”
6. Say: [Beep] “Edit”
7. Prompt: “Please say 1 for XXXXX...
(Ex. device A), 2 for XXXXX... (Ex.
device B...), which device please?”
(The device tag of the registered device
is read out by the HFP.)
8. Say: [Beep] “X” (Say the number of
the device to be edited.)
9. Prompt: “New name please?”
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10. Say: [Beep] “XXXXX... (Ex. device
C)” (Speak a “device tag”, an
arbitrary name for the device.)
11. Prompt: “XXXXX... (Ex. device C)
(Device tag), is this correct?”
12. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
13. Prompt: “New name saved, returning
to main menu.”
qSecurity Setting
If a passcode is set, the system cannot be
activated unless the passcode is input.
Passcode setting
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Setup”
3. (Without the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, or select phone.”
(With the navigation system)
Prompt:“Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, select phone or
select music player.”
4. Say: [Beep] “Passcode”
5. Prompt: “Passcode is disabled. Would
you like to enable it?”
6. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
7. Prompt:“Please say a 4-digit passcode.
Remember this passcode. It will be
required to use this system.”
10. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
11. Prompt:“Passcode is enabled,
returning to main menu.”
Using Bluetooth Hands-Free with a
passcode
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Prompt:“Hands-Free system is locked.
State the passcode to continue.”
3. Say: [Beep] “XXXX” (Say the set
passcode “PCode”.)
4. If the correct passcode is input, voice
guidance “XXXXXX... (Ex. “Mary's
device) (Device tag) is connected” is
announced.
If the passcode is incorrect, voice
guidance “XXXX (4-digit passcode,
Pcode) incorrect passcode, please try
again” is announced.
Canceling the passcode
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Setup”
3. (Without the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, or select phone.”
(With the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, select phone or
select music player.”
4. Say: [Beep] “Passcode”
8. Say: [Beep] “XXXX” (Say a desired 4digit passcode, “PCode”.)
5. Prompt:“Passcode is enabled. Would
you like to disable it?”
9. Prompt:“Passcode XXXX (Passcode,
PCode). Is this correct?”
6. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
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7. Prompt:“Passcode is disabled,
returning to main menu.”
Confirmation Prompts
The confirmation prompt confirms the
command content to the user before
advancing to the operation requested by
the user. When this function is turned on,
the system reads out the voice input
command previously received and
confirms whether the command is correct
before advancing to the command
execution.
When the confirmation prompt function is
turned on:
(Ex. “Calling John's device. Is this
correct?”)
When the confirmation prompt function is
turned off:
(Ex. “Calling John's device.”)
NOTE
If the confirmation prompt function is turned
off when making an emergency call, the system
reads out and confirms the command before
executing it.
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Setup”
3. (Without the navigation system)
Prompt: “Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, or select phone.”
(With the navigation system)
Prompt:“Select one of the following:
Pairing options, confirmation prompts,
language, passcode, select phone or
select music player.”
4. Say: [Beep] “Confirmation prompts”
5. Prompt:“Confirmation prompts are
on/off. Would you like to turn
confirmation prompts off/on?”
6. Say: [Beep] “Yes”
7. Prompt:“Confirmation prompts are
off/on, returning to main menu.”
qVoice Recognition Learning
Function (Speaker Enrollment)
The voice recognition learning function
enables voice recognition appropriate to
the characteristics of the user's voice.
If the recognition of the voice input
commands to the system is not adequate,
this function can largely improve the
system's voice recognition of the user. If
your voice can be recognized sufficiently
without using this function, you may not
realize the added benefit of the function.
To register your voice, the voice input
command list must be read out. Read out
the list when the vehicle is parked.
Perform the registration in as quite a place
as possible (page 6-118).
The registration must be performed
completely. The required time is a few
minutes. The user needs to be seated in
the driver's seat with the voice input
command list for voice recognition
learning open to the page indicated below.
When voice recognition learning is
done for the first time
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Voice training”
3. Prompt: “This operation must be
performed in a quiet environment while
the vehicle is stopped. See the owner's
manual for the list of required training
phrases. Press and release the talk
button when you are ready to begin.
Press the hangup button to cancel at
any time.”
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4. Press the talk button (Short press).
5. The voice guidance reads out the voice
input command number (refer to the
voice input command list for voice
recognition learning). (Ex. “Please read
phrase 1”)
6. Say: [Beep] “0123456789” (Say the
voice input command for voice
recognition learning (1 to 8) according
to the voice guidance.)
7. Prompt: “Speaker enrollment is
complete, returning to main menu.”
NOTE
If an error occurred in the voice recognition
learning, re-learning can be done by pressing
the talk button (Short press).
Voice recognition re-learning
If voice recognition learning has already
been done.
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Voice training”
3. Prompt: “Enrollment is enabled/
disable. Would you like to disable/
enable or retrain?”
4. Say: [Beep] “Retrain”
5. Prompt: “This operation must be
performed in a quiet environment while
the vehicle is stopped. See the owner's
manual for the list of required training
phrases. Press and release the talk
button when you are ready to begin.
Press the hangup button to cancel at
any time.”
6. Press the talk button (Short press).
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7. The voice guidance reads out the voice
input command number (refer to the
voice input command list for voice
recognition learning). (Ex. “Please read
phrase 1”)
8. Say: [Beep] “0123456789” (Say the
voice input command for voice
recognition learning (1 to 8) according
to the voice guidance.)
9. Prompt: “Speaker enrollment is
complete, returning to main menu.”
NOTE
If an error occurred in the voice recognition
learning, re-learning can be done by pressing
the talk button (Short press).
Voice input command list for voice
recognition learning
When reading out, the following points
must be observed:
l Read out the numbers one at a time
correctly and naturally.
(For example, “1234” must be read out
“one, two, three, four”, not “twelve, thirty
four”.)
l Do not read out parentheses. “ (” and
hyphens “-” are used for separating
numbers in a phone number.
Ex.
“ (888) 555-1212” must be spoken “Eight,
eight, eight, five, five, five, one, two, one,
two.”
Phrase
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Command
0123456789
(888) 555-1212
Call
Dial
Setup
Cancel
Continue
Help
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NOTE
l
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The applicable phrase appears in the
display.
After user voice registration is completed,
voice guidance “Speaker enrollment is
complete, returning to main menu” is
announced.
Voice recognition learning on/off
1. Activate Bluetooth Hands-Free (page
6-118).
2. Say: [Beep] “Voice training”
3. Prompt: “Enrollment is enabled/
disable. Would you like to disable/
enable or retrain?”
4. Say: [Beep] “Disable” or “Enable”
When Bluetooth HandsFree Cannot be Used
Bluetooth Hands-Free cannot be used
under the following conditions:
l The device is outside of the
communication area.
l The device has a malfunction.
l The device is not connected to the
hands-free unit equipped on the
vehicle.
l The device's battery is weak.
l The device is turned off.
l The device is placed where radio
reception is difficult.
l When the ignition is turned off
(LOCK).
5. When “Disable” is spoken, the voice
recognition learning is turned off.
When “Enable” is spoken, the voice
recognition learning is turned on.
6. Prompt: “Speaker Enrollment is
disabled/enabled, returning to main
menu.”
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Bluetooth Hands-Free
Safety Certification
FCC ID: CB2MBLUEC07 IC:279BMBLUEC07
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.
WARNING
Changes or modifications not
expressively approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void
the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
The term “IC: ” before the radio
certification number only signifies that
Industry Canada technical specifications
were met.
The antenna used for this transmitter must
not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter. End-users and installers must
be provided with installation instructions
and transmitter operating conditions for
satisfying RF exposure compliance.
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Mazda Bluetooth HandsFree Customer Service
For toll-free Bluetooth Hands-Free
customer service call 800-430-0153 or go
to www.MazdaUSA.com/bluetooth for
assistance.
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Sunvisors
When you need a sunvisor, lower it for
use in front or swing it to the side.
Sunvisor
qVanity Mirrors
To use the vanity mirror, lower the
sunvisor.
The vanity mirror light will illuminate
when you open the cover.
qSide Extension Sunvisors
The visor extender extends the sunvisor's
range of sun shading.
To use, pull it out.
CAUTION
When moving the sunvisor, retract
the visor extender to its original
position. Otherwise, the visor
extender could hit the rearview
mirror.
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Interior Lights
qIlluminated Entry System
When the illuminated entry system
operates, the overhead light (switch is in
the DOOR position)and the courtesy
lights turn on for:
l About 30 seconds after the driver's
door is unlocked and the ignition
switch is in the LOCK position (with
the ignition key removed).
l (With Advanced key)
About 5 seconds after all doors when
the advanced key is outside of the
vehicle.
(Without Advanced key)
About 15 seconds after all doors are
closed.
l About 15 seconds after the ignition
switch is in the LOCK position (with
the ignition key removed) with all
doors closed.
qOverhead Lights
When the center/rear overhead light
switch is in the DOOR position, the
center/rear overhead light can be turned
on or off using the front overhead light
switch.
Front
Switch
Position
Overhead Lights
l
l
The light also turns off when:
l The ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and all doors are closed.
l The driver's door is locked.
NOTE
Battery saver
If any door is left opened, the light turns off
after about 30 minutes to save the battery.
The light turns on again when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position, or when
any door is opened after all doors have been
closed.
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Light off
All overhead lights are off when
the center/rear overhead light
switch is in the DOOR position
Light is on when any door is open
Light is on or off when the
illuminated entry system is on
Light on
All overhead lights are on when
the center/rear overhead light
switch is in the DOOR position
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qLuggage Compartment Light
Center/Rear
Switch
Position
Overhead Lights
Switch
Position
Luggage Compartment Light
Light off
Light off
Light on or off in accordance with the
operation of front overhead light
switch
Light on when the liftgate is open
Light on
qMap Lights
qCourtesy Lights
Turns on when any door is open or the
illuminated entry system is on.
The map lights are switched on or off by
pressing the switches.
Courtesy Light
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Information Display
Climate control display (Driver)
Clock/Trip computer
Climate control display (Front passenger)/
Ambient temperature display
Audio display
Hands-free display
Without
navigation system
With navigation system
qInformation Display Functions
The information display has the following functions:
í
l Clock
l Ambient Temperature Display (Outside Temperature Display)
l Climate Control Display
l Audio Display
l Trip Computer
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l Bluetooth Hands-Free Display
Refer to Bluetooth Hands-Free on page 6-116.
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qClock
NOTE
When the trip computer is displayed, press the
CLOCK button to change the display to the
time.
When the ignition switch is in the ACC or
ON position, the time is displayed.
With navigation system
Refer to the separate manual
“NAVIGATION SYSTEM”.
NOTE
Minutes and seconds are adjusted by the GPS,
however, it is necessary to adjust hours under
the following conditions:
l Driving across different time zones
l Daylight saving time start and end
qAmbient Temperature Display
When the ignition switch is in the ON
position, press the OUTSIDE switch
(page 6-6) to display the ambient
temperature.
Without navigation system
Time setting
1. Press the CLOCK button until the beep
sounds and the displayed time flashes.
2. Press the H switch to set the hour.
3. Press the M switch to set the minutes,
then press the CLOCK button.
Switching between 12 and 24-hour
clock time
NOTE
l
1. Press the audio control dial several
times until 12Hr and 24Hr clock time
are displayed.
Under the following conditions, the ambient
temperature display may differ from the
actual ambient temperature depending on
the surroundings and vehicle conditions:
Significantly cold or hot temperatures.
Sudden changes in ambient temperature.
The vehicle is parked.
The vehicle is driven at low speeds.
Press the OUTSIDE switch a few seconds
or more to switch the display from
Fahrenheit to Centigrade or vice versa.
Press the OUTSIDE switch again to switch
the display from ambient temperature to the
temperature set for the air conditioner.
l
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2. Turn the audio control dial in either
direction, select the desired clock
setting, and press the audio control
dial. Press the dial while the preferred
clock time is flashing.
l
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qClimate Control Display
U.S.A.
The climate control system status is
displayed. To operate the climate control
system, refer to “Climate Control System”
(page 6-2).
qAudio Display
The audio system status is displayed. To
operate the audio system, refer to
“Audio System” (page 6-17).
qTrip Computer
The trip computer can display the
following:
l The current fuel economy.
l The average fuel economy.
l The approximate distance you can
travel on the available fuel.
l The average vehicle speed.
Switch the ignition ON.
Press the INFO switch to change the
display mode.
CANADA
NOTE
When the time is being displayed, press the
INFO switch to change the display to the trip
computer.
If you have any problems with your trip
computer, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
Current fuel economy mode
This mode displays the current fuel
economy by calculating the amount of
fuel consumption and the distance
traveled.
Current fuel economy will be calculated
and displayed every 2 seconds.
When this mode is selected, CONSUM
CUR will be displayed.
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When you've slowed to about 5 km/h (3
mph), — L/100 km (—mpg) will be
displayed.
Average fuel economy mode
This mode displays the average fuel
economy by calculating the fuel
consumption and the distance traveled
since connecting the battery or resetting
the data.
Average fuel economy will be calculated
and displayed every minute.
When this mode is selected, CONSUM
AV will be displayed.
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U.S.A.
When this mode is selected, REMNG will
be displayed.
U.S.A.
CANADA
CANADA
To clear the data being displayed, press
the INFO switch for more than 1.5
second.
After pressing the INFO switch, — L/100
km (— mpg) will be displayed for about 1
minute before the fuel economy is
recalculated and displayed.
Distance-to-empty mode
This mode displays the approximate
distance you can travel on the remaining
fuel based on the fuel economy.
NOTE
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Even though the distance-to-empty display
may indicate a sufficient amount of
remaining mileage before refueling is
required, refuel as soon as possible if the
fuel gauge needle nears E or the low fuel
warning light illuminates.
The display won't change unless you add
more than approximately 20 L (5.3 gal) of
fuel.
The distance-to-empty will be calculated
and displayed every second.
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Average vehicle speed mode
This mode displays the average vehicle
speed by calculating the distance and the
time traveled since connecting the battery
or resetting the data.
Average vehicle speed will be calculated
and displayed every 10 seconds.
When this mode is selected, AV will be
displayed.
U.S.A.
CANADA
Cup Holder
WARNING
Never use a cup holder to hold hot
liquids while the vehicle is moving:
Using a cup holder to hold hot liquids
while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. If the contents spill, you
could be scalded.
Do not put anything other than cups or
drink cans in cup holders:
Putting objects other than cups or
drink cans in a cup holder is
dangerous.
During sudden braking or
maneuvering, occupants could be hit
and injured, or objects could be
thrown around the vehicle, causing
interference with the driver and the
possibility of an accident. Only use a
cup holder for cups or drink cans.
CAUTION
To reduce the possibility of injury in
an accident or a sudden stop, keep
cup holders closed when not in use.
To clear the data being displayed, press
the INFO switch for more than 1.5
second. After pressing the INFO switch,
— km/h (— mile/h) will be displayed for
about 1 minute before the vehicle speed is
recalculated and displayed.
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qFront
Right-side
To use the cup holder, push the release
button.
Left-side í
qRear
Second-row seat
Cup holders are located in the armrest.
Third-row seat
Cup holders are located in the third-row
seat side trims.
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Bottle Holder
Bottle holders are on the inside of the
doors.
Storage Compartments
WARNING
Keep storage boxes closed when
driving:
Driving with the storage boxes open
is dangerous. To reduce the
possibility of injury in an accident or
a sudden stop, keep the storage
boxes closed when driving.
CAUTION
Bottle holder
CAUTION
Do not use the bottle holders for
containers without caps. The
contents may spill when the door is
opened or closed.
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Do not leave lighters or eyeglasses in
the storage boxes while parked under
the sun. A lighter could explode or
the plastic material in eyeglasses
could deform and crack from high
temperature.
qOverhead Console
This console box is designed to store
accessories.
Push and release to open.
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qCoin Box
qCenter Console
To open, press the release catch down and
pull the lid downward.
To open, push the button.
qArmrest Box í
qGlove Box
To open, pull the release catch.
To open the glove box, pull the latch
toward you.
Insert the key (auxiliary key*) and turn it
clockwise to lock, counterclockwise to
unlock.
* Advanced key equipped vehicle
Unlock
Lock
qCargo Securing Loops
WARNING
Make sure luggage and cargo is
secured before driving:
Not securing cargo while driving is
dangerous as it could move or be
crushed during sudden braking or a
collision and cause injury.
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Use the loops in the luggage compartment
to secure cargo with a rope or net. The
tensile strength of the loops is 196 N (20
kgf, 44 lbf). Do not apply excessive force
to the loops as it will damage them.
2. Secure the trunk board using the straps
on the third-row seatbacks.
Side cargo sub-compartment
Pull the compartment's strap to open the
cover.
qCargo Sub-Compartment
Center cargo sub-compartment
1. Lift the trunk board.
Some models.
qShopping Bag Hook
The shopping bag hook can be used for
hanging shopping bags.
CAUTION
Do not hang excessive weight on the
shopping bag hook as it could be
damaged.
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2. Put the other golf bag on top of the first
bag with its top pointing to the right.
Shopping bag hook
(tensile strength:3 kg
(6.6 lb))
qLuggage Compartment
Golf bags can be carried in the luggage
compartment.
To carry two golf bags, use the following
procedure:
NOTE
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Some golf bags cannot fit depending on
their size.
Golf bags up to nine inches in diameter can
be carried.
1. Put one golf bag in the luggage
compartment with its top pointing to
the left.
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Accessory Sockets
Rear
Only use genuine Mazda accessories or
the equivalent requiring no greater than
120 W (DC 12 V, 10 A).
Front
The ignition switch must be in the ACC
or ON position.
CAUTION
Center/Rear
The accessory sockets can be used
regardless of the position of the ignition
switch.
Center
To prevent accessory socket damage
or electrical failure, pay attention to
the following:
Ø Do not use accessories that require
more than 120 W (DC 12 V, 10 A).
Ø Do not use accessories that are not
genuine Mazda accessories or the
equivalent.
Ø Close the cover when the accessory
socket is not in use to prevent
foreign objects and liquids from
getting into the accessory socket.
Ø Correctly insert the plug into the
accessory socket.
Noise may occur on the audio
playback depending on the device
connected to the accessory socket.
NOTE
To prevent discharging of the battery, do not
use the socket for long periods with the engine
off or idling.
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Power Outlet í
The power outlet is positioned as shown
in the figure.
For more details, refer to
“Auxiliary terminals and power outlet”
(page 6-101).
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In Case of an Emergency
Helpful information on what to do in an emergency.
Parking in an Emergency ............................................................. 7-2
Parking in an Emergency .......................................................... 7-2
Flat Tire ......................................................................................... 7-3
Spare Tire and Tool Storage ...................................................... 7-3
Changing a Flat Tire ................................................................. 7-8
Overheating ................................................................................. 7-14
Overheating ............................................................................. 7-14
Emergency Starting .................................................................... 7-16
Jump-Starting .......................................................................... 7-16
Push-Starting ........................................................................... 7-18
Emergency Towing .....................................................................
Towing Description .................................................................
Tiedown Hooks .......................................................................
Recreational Towing ...............................................................
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7-19
7-20
7-22
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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 in an emergency.
The hazard warning lights warn other
drivers that your vehicle is a traffic hazard
and that they must take extreme caution
when near it.
Depress the hazard warning flasher and all
the turn signals will flash.
NOTE
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The turn signals do not work when the
hazard warning lights are on.
Check local regulations about the use of
hazard warning lights while the vehicle is
being towed to verify that it is not in
violation of the law.
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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.
Spare tire carrier bolt socket
Flat tire belt
Tiedown eyelet
Jack
Jack lever
Lug wrench
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In Case of an Emergency
Flat Tire
qJack
To secure the jack
To remove the jack
1. Insert the wing bolt into the jack with
the jack screw pointing right and turn
the wing bolt clockwise to temporarily
tighten it.
1. Open the cargo sub-compartment.
2. Remove the cover.
2. Turn the jack screw in the direction
shown in the figure.
Wing bolt
3. Turn the wing bolt and jack screw
counterclockwise.
Jack screw
3. Turn the wing bolt completely to
secure the jack.
Wing bolt
NOTE
If the jack is not completely secured, it could
rattle while driving. Make sure the jack screw
is sufficiently tightened.
qSpare Tire
Jack screw
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Your Mazda has a temporary spare tire.
The temporary spare tire is lighter and
smaller than a conventional tire, and is
designed only for emergency use and
should be used only for VERY short
periods. Temporary spare tires should
NEVER be used for long drives or
extended periods.
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In Case of an Emergency
Flat Tire
WARNING
Do not install the temporary spare tire
in place of the front wheels (driving
wheels):
Driving with the temporary spare tire
on one of the front driving wheels is
dangerous. Especially on ice or snow.
Handling will be affected. You could
lose control of the vehicle and have
an accident. Move a regular tire to
the front wheel and install the
temporary spare tire to the rear.
CAUTION
Ø When using the temporary spare
tire, driving stability may decrease
compared to when using only the
conventional tire. Drive carefully.
Ø To avoid damage to the temporary
spare tire or to the vehicle, observe
the following precautions:
Ø Do not exceed 80 km/h (50
mph).
Ø Avoid driving over obstacles.
Also, do not drive through an
automatic car wash. This tire's
diameter is smaller than a
conventional tire, so the ground
clearance is reduced about
25 mm (1 in).
Ø Do not use a tire chain on this
tire because it will not fit
properly.
Ø Do not use your temporary
spare tire on any other vehicle;
it has been designed only for
your Mazda.
Ø Use only one temporary spare
tire on your vehicle at the same
time.
NOTE
(With Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
A tire pressure sensor is not installed to the
temporary spare tire. The warning light will
flash continuously while the temporary spare
tire is being used (page 5-29).
To remove the spare tire
1. Have everyone get out of the vehicle
and away from the vehicle and traffic.
2. Open the cargo sub-compartment.
Refer to Cargo Sub-Compartment on
page 6-148.
3. Remove the cover.
Cover
4. Attach the socket to the spare tire
carrier bolt, the jack lever to the socket,
and the lug wrench to the opposite end
of the jack lever.
Lug wrench
Jack lever
Socket
Bolt
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In Case of an Emergency
Flat Tire
5. Slowly turn the lug wrench
counterclockwise until the spare tire
reaches the ground and the cable
becomes loose.
NOTE
A flat tire which has been removed from the
vehicle for repair cannot be carried in the
spare tire carrier. Secure the flat tire with the
flat tire belt in the cargo sub-compartment
(page 7-11).
7. If the temporary spare tire is not
reinstalled in the spare tire carrier,
tighten the spare tire carrier bolt
completely to wind up the spare tire
carrier cable.
Spare tire
CAUTION
Do not loosen the cable too much as
this may cause damage to the spare
tire carrier.
6. Rotate the small lever on top of the
retaining plate and pull the retaining
plate out from the center hole of the
tire.
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WARNING
Always tighten the spare tire carrier
bolt completely tight and make sure
the spare tire is locked in the highest
position:
A loose spare tire carrier bolt is
dangerous. The cable could be cut
causing the spare tire to fall off. This
could result in someone being
seriously injured or even killed. Use a
lug wrench to tighten the carrier bolt
and make sure to tighten it until a
click sound is heard.
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In Case of an Emergency
Flat Tire
To secure the spare tire
1. Place the tire with the outer side facing
upward, rotate the small lever on top of
the retaining plate and slide the
retaining plate through the center hole
of the tire.
Rotate the small lever into place.
Lever
NOTE
Secure the spare tire as shown below.
Spare tire
2. Raise the spare tire slowly in reverse
order of removal.
WARNING
Place the specialized temporary spare
tire in the spare tire carrier correctly:
Placing the specialized temporary
spare tire in the spare tire carrier
wrong side up or using any tire other
than the small temporary spare tire
designed for use with this vehicle is
dangerous. It will result in poor
attachment and insufficient ground
clearance in the spare tire carrier and
the danger of the tire falling off. This
could result in someone being badly
injured or even killed.
Always tighten the spare tire carrier
bolt completely tight and make sure
the spare tire is locked in the highest
position:
A loose spare tire carrier bolt is
dangerous. The cable could be cut
causing the spare tire to fall off. This
could result in someone being
seriously injured or even killed. Use a
lug wrench to tighten the carrier bolt
and make sure to tighten it until a
click sound is heard.
CAUTION
If you hear rattling from the spare
tire carrier while the vehicle is
moving, the spare tire carrier cable
may be cut.
Have it repaired at an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
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In Case of an Emergency
Flat Tire
Changing a Flat Tire
NOTE
If the following occurs while driving, it could
indicate a flat tire.
l Steering becomes difficult.
l The vehicle begins to vibrate excessively.
l The vehicle pulls in one direction.
If you have a flat tire, drive slowly to a
level spot that is well off the road and out
of the way of traffic to change the tire.
Stopping in traffic or on the shoulder of a
busy road is dangerous.
WARNING
Be sure to follow the directions for
changing a tire, and never get under a
vehicle that is supported only by a jack:
Changing a tire is dangerous if not
done properly. The vehicle can slip off
the jack and seriously injure
someone.
NOTE
Make sure the jack is well lubricated before
using it.
(With Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
l Be sure to register the tire pressure sensor
ID signal code whenever tires or wheels are
changed (page 5-31).
l
1. Park on a level surface off the right-ofway and firmly set the parking brake.
2. Shift into Park (P) and turn off the
engine.
3. Turn on the hazard warning flasher.
4. Have everyone get out of the vehicle
and away from the vehicle and traffic.
5. Remove the jack, tool, and spare tire
(page 7-3).
6. Block the wheel diagonally opposite
the flat tire. When blocking a wheel,
place a tire block both in front and
behind the tire.
Never allow anyone inside a vehicle
supported by a jack:
Allowing someone to remain in a
vehicle supported by a jack is
dangerous. The occupant could cause
the vehicle to fall resulting in serious
injury.
CAUTION
(With Tire Pressure Monitoring
System)
The wheels equipped on your Mazda
are specially designed for installation
of the tire pressure sensors. Do not
use non-genuine wheels, otherwise it
may not be possible to install the tire
pressure sensors.
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NOTE
When blocking a tire, use rocks or wood blocks
of sufficient size if possible to hold the tire in
place.
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Flat Tire
qRemoving a Flat Tire
1. Loosen the lug nuts by turning them
counterclockwise one turn each, but
don't remove any lug nuts until the tire
has been raised off the ground.
2. Place the jack under the jacking
position closest to the tire being
changed.
Jacking position
Jacking position
WARNING
Use only the front and rear jacking
positions recommended in this manual:
Attempting to jack the vehicle in
positions other than those
recommended in this manual is
dangerous. The vehicle could slip off
the jack and seriously injure or even
kill someone. Use only the front and
rear jacking positions recommended
in this manual.
Use only the jack provided with your
Mazda:
Using a jack that is not designed for
your Mazda is dangerous. The vehicle
could slip off the jack and seriously
injure someone.
Never place objects under the jack:
Jacking the vehicle with an object
under the jack is dangerous. The jack
could slip and someone could be
seriously injured by the jack or the
falling vehicle.
3. Insert the jack lever and attach the lug
wrench to tire jack.
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Flat Tire
4. Turn the lug wrench clockwise and
raise the vehicle high enough so that
the spare tire can be installed. Before
removing the lug nuts, make sure your
Mazda is firmly in position and that it
cannot slip or move.
qLocking Lug Nuts í
If your vehicle has optional antitheft
wheel lug nuts, one on each wheel will
lock the tires and you must use a special
key to unlock them. This key is attached
to the lug wrench and is stored with the
spare tire. Register them with the lock
manufacturer by filling out the card
provided in the glove box and mailing it
in the accompanying envelope. If you lose
this key, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer or use the lock manufacturer's
order form, which is with the registration
card.
Antitheft lug nut
Special key
5. Remove the lug nuts by turning them
counterclockwise; then remove the
wheel and center cap.
To remove an antitheft lug nut
1. Obtain the key for the antitheft lug nut.
2. Place the key on top of the nut, and be
sure to hold the key square to it. If you
hold the key at an angle, you may
damage both key and nut. Don't use a
power impact wrench.
3. Place the lug wrench on top of the key
and apply pressure. Turn the wrench
counterclockwise.
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Some models.
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Flat Tire
To install the nut
1. Place the key on top of the nut, and be
sure to hold the key square to it. If you
hold the key at an angle, you may
damage both key and nut. Don't use a
power impact wrench.
3. Install the lug nuts with the beveled
edge inward; tighten them by hand.
2. Place the lug wrench on top of the key,
apply pressure, and turn it clockwise.
qMounting the Spare Tire
1. Remove dirt and grime from the
mounting surfaces of the wheel and
hub, including the hub bolts, with a
cloth.
WARNING
Do not apply oil or grease to lug nuts
and bolts and do not tighten the lug
nuts beyond the recommended
tightening torque:
Applying oil or grease to lug nuts and
bolts is dangerous. The lug nuts
could loosen while driving and cause
the tire to come off, resulting in an
accident. In addition, lug nuts and
bolts could be damaged if tightened
more than necessary.
WARNING
Make sure the mounting surfaces of
the wheel, hub and lug nuts are clean
before changing or replacing tires:
When changing or replacing a tire,
not removing dirt and grime from the
mounting surfaces of the wheel, hub
and hub bolts is dangerous. The lug
nuts could loosen while driving and
cause the tire to come off, resulting in
an accident.
4. Turn the lug wrench counterclockwise
and lower the vehicle. Use the lug
wrench to tighten the nuts in the order
shown.
2. Mount the spare tire.
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Flat Tire
If you are unsure of how tight the nuts
should be, have them inspected at an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Nut tightening torque
107.8―147.0
N·m (kgf·m, ft·lbf)
(11.0―14.9, 79.6―108.4)
WARNING
Always securely and correctly tighten
the lug nuts:
Improperly or loosely tightened lug
nuts are dangerous. The wheel could
wobble or come off. This could result
in loss of vehicle control and cause a
serious accident.
Be sure to reinstall the same nuts you
removed or replace them with metric
nuts of the same configuration:
Because the wheel studs and lug nuts
on your Mazda have metric threads,
using a non-metric nut is dangerous.
On a metric stud, it would not secure
the wheel and would damage the
stud, which could cause the wheel to
slip off and cause an accident.
5. Open the cargo sub-compartment.
Refer to Cargo Sub-Compartment on
page 6-148.
6. Remove the cover.
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7. Remove the belt for securing the flat
tire.
8. Return the third-row seatback to its
original position.
Refer to Fold the Third-Row Seat on
page 2-15.
9. Remove the tire blocks and store the
tools and jack.
10. Place the flat tire in the cargo subcompartment.
11. Thread the belt through the wheel as
shown in the figure, then attach the
belt clips to the attachment loop.
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Flat Tire
13. Check the tire inflation pressure.
Refer to the specification charts on
page 10-6.
14. Have the flat tire repaired or replaced
as soon as possible.
WARNING
NOTE
Attach location *1 of the belt to the attachment
loop on the right.
Do not drive with any tires that have
incorrect air pressure:
Driving on tires with incorrect air
pressure is dangerous. Tires with
incorrect pressure could affect
handling and result in an accident.
When you check the regular tires' air
pressure, check the spare tire, too.
NOTE
(With Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
A tire pressure sensor is not installed to the
temporary spare tire. The warning light will
flash continuously while the temporary spare
tire is being used (page 5-29).
Buckle
1
NOTE
To prevent the jack and tool from rattling, store
them properly.
Belt clips
12. Pull the belt end to secure the flat tire.
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Overheating
Overheating
If the temperature gauge indicates
overheating, the vehicle loses power, or
you hear a loud knocking or pinging
noise, the engine is probably too hot.
WARNING
Turn off the ignition switch and
make sure the fan is not running before
attempting to work near the cooling
fan:
Working near the cooling fan when it
is running is dangerous. The fan
could continue running indefinitely
even if the engine has stopped and
the engine compartment temperature
is high. You could be hit by the fan
and seriously injured.
Do not remove either cooling
system caps when the engine and
radiator are hot:
When the engine and radiator are
hot, scalding coolant and steam may
shoot out under pressure and cause
serious injury.
Open the hood ONLY after steam is no
longer escaping from the engine:
Steam from an overheated engine is
dangerous. The escaping steam could
seriously burn you.
If the temperature gauge indicates
overheating:
1. Drive safely to the side of the road and
park off the right-of-way.
2. Shift into park (P).
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3. Apply the parking brake.
4. Turn off the air conditioner.
5. Check whether coolant or steam is
escaping from under the hood or from
the engine compartment.
If steam is coming from the engine
compartment:
Don't go near the front of the vehicle.
Stop the engine.
Wait until the steam dissipates, then
open the hood and start the engine.
If neither coolant nor steam is
escaping:
Open the hood and idle the engine until
it cools.
CAUTION
If the cooling fan does not operate
while the engine is running, the
engine temperature will increase.
Stop the engine and call an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
6. Make sure the cooling fan is operating,
then turn off the engine after the
temperature has decreased.
7. When cool, check the coolant level.
If it's low, look for coolant leaks from
the radiator and hoses.
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Overheating
If you find a leak or other damage, or if
coolant is still leaking:
Stop the engine and call an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
If you find no problems, the engine is
cool, and no leaks are obvious:
Carefully add coolant as required (page
8-21).
CAUTION
If the engine continues to overheat or
frequently overheats, have the
cooling system inspected. The engine
could be seriously damaged unless
repairs are made. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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In Case of an Emergency
Emergency Starting
Jump-Starting
Jump-starting is dangerous if done incorrectly. So follow the procedure carefully. If you
feel unsure about jump-starting, we strongly recommend that you have a competent service
technician do the work.
WARNING
Follow These Precautions Carefully:
To ensure safe and correct handling of the battery, read the following precautions
carefully before using the battery or inspecting it.
Always wear eye protection when working near the battery:
Working without eye protection is dangerous. Battery fluid contains SULFURIC ACID
which could cause blindness if splashed into your eyes. Also, hydrogen gas produced
during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode.
Wear eye protection and protective gloves to prevent contact with battery
fluid:
Spilled battery fluid is dangerous.
Battery fluid contains SULFURIC ACID which could cause serious injuries if it gets in
eyes, skin or clothing. If this happens, immediately flush your eyes with water for 15
minutes or wash your skin thoroughly and get medical attention.
Always keep batteries out of the reach of children:
Allowing children to play near batteries is dangerous. Battery fluid could cause
serious injuries if it gets in the eyes or on the skin.
Do not allow the positive ( ) terminal to contact any other metal object that
could cause sparks:
Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced
during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An
exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries. When working near a
battery, do not allow metal tools to contact the positive ( ) or negative ( )
terminal of the battery.
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Emergency Starting
Keep all flames, including cigarettes, and sparks away from open battery cells:
Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced
during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An
exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries.
Do not jump-start a frozen battery or one with a low fluid level:
Jump-starting a frozen battery or one with a low fluid level is dangerous. It may
rupture or explode, causing serious injury.
Connect the negative cable to a good ground point away from the battery:
Connecting the end of the second jumper cable to the negative ( ) terminal of the
discharged battery is dangerous.
A spark could cause the gas around the battery to explode and injure someone.
Route the jumper cables away from parts that will be moving:
Connecting a jumper cable near or to moving parts (cooling fans, belts) is dangerous.
The cable could get caught when the engine starts and cause serious injury.
CAUTION
Use only a 12 V booster system. You can damage a 12 V starter, ignition system, and
other electrical parts beyond repair with a 24 V power supply (two 12 V batteries in
series or a 24 V motor generator set).
Connect cables in
numerical order and
disconnect in reverse
order
Discharged
battery
Jumper cables
Booster battery
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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 both 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.
l
l
l
l
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 the ground
point indicated in the illustration
away from the discharged battery
(4).
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
the illustration.
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Push-Starting
Do not push-start your Mazda.
NOTE
You can't start a vehicle with an automatic
transaxle by pushing it.
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Emergency Towing
Towing Description
We recommend that towing be done only
by an Authorized Mazda Dealer or a
commercial tow-truck service.
CAUTION
Do not tow the vehicle pointed
backward with driving wheels on the
ground. This may cause internal
damage to the transaxle.
Proper lifting and towing are necessary to
prevent damage to the vehicle.
Particularly when towing a AWD vehicle,
where all the wheels are connected to the
drive train, proper transporting of the
vehicle is absolutely essential to avoid
damaging the drive system. Government
and local laws must be followed.
Wheel dollies
CAUTION
Do not tow with sling-type
equipment. This could damage your
vehicle. Use wheel-lift or flatbed
equipment.
A towed 2WD vehicle should have its
drive wheels (front wheels) off the
ground. If excessive damage or other
conditions prevent this, use wheel dollies.
When towing a 2WD vehicle with the rear
wheels on the ground, release the parking
brake.
A towed AWD vehicle must have all its
wheels off the ground.
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Emergency Towing
WARNING
Always tow a AWD vehicle with all four
wheels off the ground:
Towing a AWD vehicle with either the
front or rear wheels on the ground is
dangerous as the drive train could be
damaged, or the vehicle could trail
away from the tow truck and cause
an accident. If the drive train has
been damaged, transport the vehicle
on a flat bed truck.
Tiedown Hooks
CAUTION
Don't use the tiedown hooks under
the front and rear for towing.
They are designed ONLY for tying
down the vehicle when it's being
transported. Using them for towing
will damage the bumper.
qTiedown Hooks
1. Remove the tiedown eyelet and the lug
wrench from the trunk (page 7-3).
2. Wrap a flathead screwdriver or similar
tool with a soft cloth to prevent
damage to the bumper and open the
cap located on the front and rear
bumper.
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Emergency Towing
4. Hook the tying rope to the tiedown
eyelet.
CAUTION
The cap cannot be completely
removed. Do not use excessive force
as it may damage the cap or scratch
the painted bumper surface.
3. Securely install the tiedown eyelet
using the lug wrench.
Lug wrench
Lug wrench
CAUTION
If the tiedown eyelet is not securely
tightened, it may loosen or disengage
from the bumper when tying down
the vehicle. Make sure that the
tiedown eyelet is securely tightened
to the bumper.
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Emergency Towing
Recreational Towing
An example of “recreational towing” is
towing your vehicle behind a motorhome.
The transaxle is not designed for towing
this vehicle on all 4 wheels.
When doing recreational towing refer to
“Towing Description” (page 7-19) and
“Tiedown Hooks” (page 7-20) and
carefully follow the instructions.
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Maintenance and Care
How to keep your Mazda in top condition.
Introduction .................................................................................. 8-2
Introduction ............................................................................... 8-2
Scheduled Maintenance ................................................................ 8-3
Scheduled Maintenance (USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico) ....... 8-3
Scheduled Maintenance (Mexico) ............................................. 8-9
Owner Maintenance ...................................................................
Owner Maintenance Schedule ................................................
Owner Maintenance Precautions .............................................
Engine Compartment Overview ..............................................
Engine Oil ...............................................................................
Engine Coolant .......................................................................
Brake Fluid .............................................................................
Power Steering Fluid ...............................................................
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (ATF) ...........................................
Washer Fluid ...........................................................................
Body Lubrication ....................................................................
Wiper Blades ...........................................................................
Battery .....................................................................................
Tires ........................................................................................
Light Bulbs .............................................................................
Fuses .......................................................................................
8-16
8-16
8-17
8-18
8-19
8-21
8-23
8-24
8-24
8-26
8-27
8-27
8-31
8-33
8-37
8-44
Appearance Care ........................................................................
How to Minimize Environmental Paint Damage ....................
Exterior Care ...........................................................................
Interior Care ............................................................................
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8-52
8-54
8-57
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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 (USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico)
Follow Schedule 1 if the vehicle is operated mainly where none of the following conditions
apply.
l Repeated short-distance driving
l Driving in dusty conditions
l Driving with extended use of brakes
l Driving in areas where salt or other corrosive materials are used
l Driving on rough or muddy roads
l Extended periods of idling or low-speed operation
l Driving for long periods in cold temperatures or extremely humid climates
l Driving in extremely hot conditions
l Driving in mountainous conditions continually
If any do apply, follow Schedule 2 (Canada and Puerto Rico residents follow Schedule 2).
NOTE
After the prescribed period, continue to follow the described maintenance at the recommended
intervals.
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Maintenance and Care
Scheduled Maintenance
qSchedule 1
Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first
Months
6
12
18
24
30
36
42
48
×1000 km
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
×1000 miles
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
Maintenance Interval
ENGINE
Drive belts
Engine oil
Engine oil filter
COOLING SYSTEM
R
R
FL22 type*1
Engine coolant
Others
Inspect every 168,000 km (105,000 miles)
Replace every 240,000 km (150,000 miles)
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
Replace at first 192,000 km (120,000 miles) or 10 years; after
that, every 96,000 km (60,000 miles) or 5 years
Replace at first 96,000 km (60,000 miles) or 4 years; after that,
every 2 years
FUEL SYSTEM
Air filter
C
Fuel lines and hoses*2
R
C
I
I
Hoses and tubes for emission*2
I
IGNITION SYSTEM
Spark plugs
CHASSIS and BODY
Replace every 160,000 km (100,000 miles)
Brake lines, hoses and connections
I
Disc brakes
I
Tire (Rotation)
I
I
I
I
Rotate every 12,000 km (7,500 miles)
Steering operation and linkages
I
Front and rear suspension, ball joints and wheel
bearing axial play
Rear differential oil (AWD)
I
I
I
*3 *4
Driveshaft dust boots
I
I
Bolts and nuts on chassis and body
T
T
Exhaust system and heat shields
All locks and hinges
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L
Inspect every 72,000 km (45,000 miles) or 5 years
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
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Maintenance and Care
Scheduled Maintenance
Maintenance Interval
Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first
Months
6
12
18
24
30
36
42
48
×1000 km
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
×1000 miles
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM
Cabin air filter
Replace every 40,000 km (25,000 miles) or 2 years
Chart symbols:
I: Inspect: Inspect and clean, repair, adjust, fill up, or replace if necessary.
R: Replace
C: Clean
T: Tighten
L: Lubricate
Remarks:
*1 Use FL22 type coolant in vehicles with the inscription “FL22” on the radiator cap itself or the surrounding
area. Use FL22 when replacing the coolant.
*2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not
void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at
the recommended time or mileage/kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.
*3 If the vehicle is operated primarily under any of the following conditions, replace the rear differential oil at
every 45,000 km (28,100 miles).
a) Towing a trailer or using a car-top carrier
b) Driving in dusty, sandy or wet conditions
c) Extended periods of idling or low speed operation
d) Repeated short trips of less than 16 km (10 miles)
*4 If this component has been submerged in water, the oil should be replaced.
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Maintenance and Care
Scheduled Maintenance
qSchedule 2
Maintenance Interval
Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first
Months
4
8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44
×1000 km
8 16 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 80 88
×1000 miles
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55
48
96
60
Inspect every 160,000 km (100,000 miles)
Replace every 240,000 km (150,000 miles)
Replace every 5,000 km (3,000 miles) or 3 months
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R
R
ENGINE
Drive belts
Engine oil
Puerto Rico
Others
Engine oil filter
COOLING SYSTEM
FL22 type*1
Engine coolant
Others
Engine coolant level
FUEL SYSTEM
Air filter
R
R
Replace at first 192,000 km (120,000 miles) or 10 years; after
that, every 96,000 km (60,000 miles) or 5 years
Replace at first 96,000 km (60,000 miles) or 4 years; after that,
every 2 years
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Puerto Rico
C
Others
R
C
C
R
R
Fuel lines and hoses*2
C
I
I
Hoses and tubes for emission*2
IGNITION SYSTEM
Spark plugs
I
USA
Others*3
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Function of all lights
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Replace every 96,000 km (60,000 miles)
Replace every 160,000 km (100,000 miles)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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Maintenance and Care
Scheduled Maintenance
Maintenance Interval
Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first
Months
4
8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44
×1000 km
8 16 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 80 88
×1000 miles
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55
48
96
60
CHASSIS and BODY
Brake lines, hoses and connections
Brake fluid level
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Disc brakes
I
Tire (Rotation)
Tire inflation pressure and tire wear
Rotate every 8,000 km (5,000 miles)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Steering operation and linkages
Power steering fluid level
Front and rear suspension, ball joints and wheel
bearing axial play
Rear differential oil (AWD)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
*4 *5
Driveshaft dust boots
Bolts and nuts on chassis and body
Exhaust system and heat shields
All locks and hinges
Washer fluid level
I
I
L
I
T
Inspect every 72,000 km (45,000 miles) or 5 years
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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L
I
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Maintenance and Care
Scheduled Maintenance
Maintenance Interval
Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first
Months
4
8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44
×1000 km
8 16 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 80 88
×1000 miles
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55
AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM
Cabin air filter
48
96
60
Replace every 40,000 km (25,000 miles) or 2 years
Chart symbols:
I: Inspect: Inspect and clean, repair, adjust, fill up, or replace if necessary.
R: Replace
C: Clean
T: Tighten
L: Lubricate
Remarks:
*1 Use FL22 type coolant in vehicles with the inscription “FL22” on the radiator cap itself or the surrounding
area. Use FL22 when replacing the coolant.
*2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not
void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at
the recommended time or mileage/kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.
*3 If the vehicle is operated primarily under any of the following conditions, replace the spark plugs at every
96,000 km (60,000 miles) or shorter.
a) Repeated short-distance driving
b) Extended periods of idling or low-speed operation
c) Driving for long periods in cold temperatures or extremely humid climates
*4 If the vehicle is operated primarily under any of the following conditions, replace the rear differential oil at
every 45,000 km (28,100 miles).
a) Towing a trailer or using a car-top carrier
b) Driving in dusty, sandy or wet conditions
c) Extended periods of idling or low speed operation
d) Repeated short trips of less than 16 km (10 miles)
*5 If this component has been submerged in water, the oil should be replaced.
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Maintenance and Care
Scheduled Maintenance
Scheduled Maintenance (Mexico)
Follow Schedule 1 if the vehicle is operated mainly where none of the following conditions
apply.
l Repeated short-distance driving
l Driving in dusty conditions
l Driving with extended use of brakes
l Driving in areas where salt or other corrosive materials are used
l Driving on rough or muddy roads
l Extended periods of idling or low-speed operation
l Driving for long periods in cold temperatures or extremely humid climates
l Driving in extremely hot conditions
l Driving in mountainous conditions continually
If any do apply, follow Schedule 2.
NOTE
After the prescribed period, continue to follow the described maintenance at the recommended
intervals.
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Scheduled Maintenance
qSchedule 1
Number of months or kilometers, whichever comes first
Months
6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72
×1000 km
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
Maintenance Interval
ENGINE
Drive belts
Engine oil
Engine oil filter
COOLING SYSTEM
R
R
R
R
Inspect every 40,000 km or 2 years
Replace every 240,000 km
R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R
Cooling system
I
I
R
R
I
Replace at first 190,000 km or 10 years; after that, every
60,000 km or 3 years
*1
Engine coolant
R
R
FL22 type
Others
R
R
R
FUEL SYSTEM
Air filter
R
R
R
R
R
R
Fuel lines and hoses
I*2
I*2
I
Hoses and tubes for emission
I*2
I*2
I
Fuel filter
R
R
R
IGNITION SYSTEM
Spark plugs
CHASSIS and BODY
Replace every 60,000 km
Brake lines, hoses and connections
Brake fluid level
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Brake fluid
Disc brakes
Tire (Rotation)
Tire inflation pressure and tire wear
Steering operation and linkages
Power steering fluid level
Front and rear suspension, ball joints and wheel
bearing axial play
Rear differential oil (AWD)
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
Rotate every 10,000 km
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
*3 *4
Driveshaft dust boots
I
I
I
I
I
I
Bolts and nuts on chassis and body
T
T
T
T
T
T
Exhaust system and heat shields
All locks and hinges
Washer fluid level
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Maintenance and Care
Scheduled Maintenance
Maintenance Interval
Number of months or kilometers, whichever comes first
Months
6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72
×1000 km
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM
Cabin air filter
R
R
R
Chart symbols:
I: Inspect: Inspect and clean, repair, adjust, fill up, or replace if necessary.
R: Replace
T: Tighten
L: Lubricate
Remarks:
*1 Use FL22 type coolant in vehicles with the inscription “FL22” on the radiator cap itself or the surrounding
area. Use FL22 when replacing the coolant.
*2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not
void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at
the recommended time or kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.
*3 If the vehicle is operated primarily under any of the following conditions, replace the rear differential oil at
every 40,000 km.
a) Towing a trailer or using a car-top carrier
b) Driving in dusty, sandy or wet conditions
c) Extended periods of idling or low speed operation
d) Repeated short trips of less than 16 km
*4 If this component has been submerged in water, the oil should be replaced.
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Scheduled Maintenance
qSchedule 2
Number of months or kilometers, whichever comes first
Months
3
6
9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33
×1000 km
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55
Maintenance Interval
36
60
ENGINE
Drive belts
Engine oil
Engine oil filter
COOLING SYSTEM
R
R
R
R
Inspect every 40,000 km or 2 years
Replace every 240,000 km
R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R
Cooling system
R
R
I
Replace at first 190,000 km or 10 years; after that, every
60,000 km or 3 years
*1
Engine coolant
R
R
FL22 type
Others
Engine coolant level
FUEL SYSTEM
Air filter
I
I
I
C
I
I
R
I
I
C
R
I
R
Fuel lines and hoses
I*2
Hoses and tubes for emission
I*2
Fuel filter
R
IGNITION SYSTEM
Spark plugs
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Function of all lights
CHASSIS and BODY
I
I
C
I
R
Replace every 60,000 km
I
I
Brake lines, hoses and connections
Brake fluid level
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Brake fluid
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
Disc brakes
Tire (Rotation)
I
I
Tire inflation pressure and tire wear
I
I
I
I
I
I
Steering operation and linkages
I
I
I
I
I
I
Power steering fluid level
I
I
I
I
I
I
Front and rear suspension, ball joints and wheel
bearing axial play
Rear differential oil (AWD)
I
I
Rotate every 10,000 km
I
I
I
*3 *4
Driveshaft dust boots
I
I
I
Bolts and nuts on chassis and body
T
T
T
Exhaust system and heat shields
I
I
I
All locks and hinges
L
L
L
L
L
L
Washer fluid level
I
I
I
I
I
I
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Maintenance and Care
Scheduled Maintenance
Maintenance Interval
Number of months or kilometers, whichever comes first
Months
3
6
9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33
×1000 km
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55
36
60
AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM
Cabin air filter
R
R
R
Chart symbols:
I: Inspect: Inspect and clean, repair, adjust, fill up, or replace if necessary.
R: Replace
C: Clean
T: Tighten
L: Lubricate
Remarks:
*1 Use FL22 type coolant in vehicles with the inscription “FL22” on the radiator cap itself or the surrounding
area. Use FL22 when replacing the coolant.
*2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not
void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at
the recommended time or kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.
*3 If the vehicle is operated primarily under any of the following conditions, replace the rear differential oil at
every 40,000 km.
a) Towing a trailer or using a car-top carrier
b) Driving in dusty, sandy or wet conditions
c) Extended periods of idling or low speed operation
d) Repeated short trips of less than 16 km
*4 If this component has been submerged in water, the oil should be replaced.
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Maintenance and Care
Scheduled Maintenance
(Cont.)
Number of months or kilometers, whichever comes first
Months
39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72
×1000 km
65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105 110 115 120
Maintenance Interval
ENGINE
Drive belts
Engine oil
Engine oil filter
COOLING SYSTEM
R
R
R
R
Inspect every 40,000 km or 2 years
Replace every 240,000 km
R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R
Cooling system
I
FL22 type
Others
Engine coolant level
FUEL SYSTEM
R
R
I
Replace at first 190,000 km or 10 years; after that, every
60,000 km or 3 years
*1
Engine coolant
R
R
R
I
Air filter
I
I
C
I
R
I
R
I
I
C
I
I
R
I
I
C
I
R
Fuel lines and hoses
I*2
Hoses and tubes for emission
I*2
I
Fuel filter
IGNITION SYSTEM
Spark plugs
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Function of all lights
CHASSIS and BODY
R
R
Replace every 60,000 km
I
I
Brake lines, hoses and connections
Brake fluid level
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Brake fluid
Disc brakes
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
R
I
I
Tire (Rotation)
Tire inflation pressure and tire wear
I
Rotate every 10,000 km
I
I
I
I
I
Steering operation and linkages
I
I
I
I
I
I
Power steering fluid level
I
I
I
I
I
I
Front and rear suspension, ball joints and wheel
bearing axial play
Rear differential oil (AWD)
I
I
I
*3 *4
Driveshaft dust boots
I
I
I
Bolts and nuts on chassis and body
T
T
T
Exhaust system and heat shields
I
I
I
All locks and hinges
L
L
L
L
L
L
Washer fluid level
I
I
I
I
I
I
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Maintenance and Care
Scheduled Maintenance
Maintenance Interval
Number of months or kilometers, whichever comes first
Months
39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72
×1000 km
65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105 110 115 120
AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM
Cabin air filter
R
R
R
Chart symbols:
I: Inspect: Inspect and clean, repair, adjust, fill up, or replace if necessary.
R: Replace
C: Clean
T: Tighten
L: Lubricate
Remarks:
*1 Use FL22 type coolant in vehicles with the inscription “FL22” on the radiator cap itself or the surrounding
area. Use FL22 when replacing the coolant.
*2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not
void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at
the recommended time or kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.
*3 If the vehicle is operated primarily under any of the following conditions, replace the rear differential oil at
every 40,000 km.
a) Towing a trailer or using a car-top carrier
b) Driving in dusty, sandy or wet conditions
c) Extended periods of idling or low speed operation
d) Repeated short trips of less than 16 km
*4 If this component has been submerged in water, the oil should be replaced.
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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.
qWhen Refueling
l
l
l
l
Brake fluid level (page 8-23)
Engine coolant level (page 8-21)
Engine oil level (page 8-20)
Washer fluid level (page 8-26)
qAt Least Monthly
Tire inflation pressures (page 8-33)
qAt Least Twice a Year (For Example, Every Spring and Fall)
Automatic transaxle fluid level (page 8-24)
Power steering fluid level (page 8-24)
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.
l Engine coolant (page 8-21)
l Engine oil (page 8-19)
l
l
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Owner Maintenance
Owner Maintenance Precautions
Improper or incomplete service may result in problems. This section gives instructions only
for items that are easy to perform.
As explained in the Introduction (page 8-2), several procedures can be done only by a
qualified service technician with special tools.
Improper owner maintenance during the warranty period may affect warranty coverage.
For details, read the separate Mazda Warranty statement provided with the vehicle. If
you're unsure about any servicing or maintenance procedure, have it done by an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
There are strict environmental laws regarding the disposal of waste oil and fluids. Please
dispose of your waste properly and with due regard to the environment.
We recommend that you entrust the oil and fluid changes of your vehicle to an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
WARNING
Do not perform maintenance work if you lack sufficient knowledge and experience or
the proper tools and equipment to do the work. Have maintenance work done by a
qualified technician:
Performing maintenance work on a vehicle is dangerous if not done properly. You
can be seriously injured while performing some maintenance procedures.
If you must run the engine while working under the hood, make certain that you
remove all jewelry (especially rings, bracelets, watches, and necklaces) and all
neckties, scarves, and similar loose clothing before getting near the engine or cooling
fan which may turn on unexpectedly:
Working under the hood with the engine running is dangerous. It becomes even
more dangerous when you wear jewelry or loose clothing.
Either can become entangled in moving parts and result in injury.
Turn off the ignition switch and make sure the fan is not running before attempting
to work near the cooling fan:
Working near the cooling fan when it is running is dangerous. The fan could
continue running indefinitely even if the engine has stopped and the engine
compartment temperature is high. You could be hit by the fan and seriously injured.
Do not leave items in the engine compartment:
After you have finished checking or doing servicing in the engine compartment, do
not forget and leave items such as tools or rags in the engine compartment.
Tools or other items left in the engine compartment could cause engine damage or a
fire leading to an unexpected accident.
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Owner Maintenance
Engine Compartment Overview
Engine coolant reservoir
Power steering
fluid reservoir
Brake fluid reservoir
Automatic transaxle fluid-level dipstick
Battery
Fuse block
Relay box
Windscreen washer
fluid reservoir
Engine oil dipstick
Engine oil-filler cap
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Owner Maintenance
Engine Oil
NOTE
Changing the engine oil should be done by an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
qRecommended Oil
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
Oil container labels provide important
information.
A chief contribution this type of oil makes
to fuel economy is reducing the amount of
fuel necessary to overcome engine
friction.
U.S.A. and CANADA
Only use oils “Certified For Gasoline
Engines” by the American Petroleum
Institute (API). An oil with this trademark
symbol conforms to the current engine
and emission system protection standards
and fuel economy requirements of the
International Lubricant Standardization
and Approval Committee (ILSAC),
comprised of U.S. and Japanese
automobile manufacturers.
–30 –20 –10
–20
0
20
10
0
40
20
60
30
40
50
80 100 120
5W-20
Except U.S.A. and CANADA
(ILSAC)
(ILSAC)
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
The quality designation SM, or ILSAC
must be on the label.
CAUTION
Don't add engine oil over MAX. This
may cause engine damage.
–30 –20 –10
–20
0
20
10
0
40
20
60
30
40
50
80 100 120
5W-20
qInspecting Engine Oil Level
1. Be sure the vehicle is on a level
surface.
2. Warm up the engine to normal
operating temperature.
3. Turn it off and wait at least 5 minutes
for the oil to return to the oil pan.
4. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, and
reinsert it fully.
Max
Min
5. Pull it out again and examine the level.
It's OK between MIN and MAX. But if
it's below MIN, add oil to raise the
level within the hatching zone.
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6. Make sure the O-ring on the dipstick is
positioned properly before reinserting
the dipstick.
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Owner Maintenance
Engine Coolant
qInspecting Coolant Level
WARNING
Do not use a match or live flame in the
engine compartment. DO NOT ADD
COOLANT WHEN THE ENGINE IS HOT:
A hot engine is dangerous. If the
engine has been running, parts of the
engine compartment can become
very hot. You could be burned.
Carefully inspect the engine coolant
in the coolant reservoir, but do not
open it.
Turn off the ignition switch and
make sure the fan is not running before
attempting to work near the cooling
fan:
Working near the cooling fan when it
is running is dangerous. The fan
could continue running indefinitely
even if the engine has stopped and
the engine compartment temperature
is high. You could be hit by the fan
and seriously injured.
Do not remove either cooling
system cap when the engine and
radiator are hot:
When the engine and radiator are
hot, scalding coolant and steam may
shoot out under pressure and cause
serious injury.
Inspect the antifreeze protection and
coolant level in the coolant reservoir at
least once a year―at the beginning of the
winter season―and before traveling
where temperatures may drop below
freezing.
Inspect the condition and connections of
all cooling system and heater hoses.
Replace any that are swollen or
deteriorated.
The coolant should be at full in the
radiator and between the F and L marks
on the coolant reservoir when the engine
is cool.
If it's at or near L, add enough coolant to
the coolant reservoir to provide freezing
and corrosion protection and to bring the
level to F.
NOTE
Changing the coolant should be done by an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Owner Maintenance
CAUTION
Ø Radiator coolant will damage
paint.
Rinse it off quickly if spilled.
Ø Use only soft (demineralized)
water in the coolant mixture.
Water that contains minerals will
cut down on the coolant's
effectiveness.
Ø Don't add only water. Always add
a proper coolant mixture.
Ø The engine has aluminum parts
and must be protected by an
ethylene-glycol-based coolant to
prevent corrosion and freezing.
Ø DO NOT USE coolants Containing
Alcohol, methanol, Borate or
Silicate.
These coolants could damage the
cooling system.
Ø DO NOT MIX alcohol or methanol
with the coolant. This could
damage the cooling system.
Ø Don't use a solution that contains
more than 60% antifreeze.
This would reduce effectiveness.
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NOTE
If the “FL22” mark is shown on or near the
cooling system cap, use FL22 type engine
coolant. If engine coolant other than FL22
type is used, the engine coolant must be
replaced earlier than the specified replacement
interval indicated in the scheduled
maintenance (page 8-3).
If the coolant reservoir is empty or new
coolant is required frequently, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Owner Maintenance
Brake Fluid
qInspecting Brake Fluid Level
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 linings. If it
is excessively low, have the brake system
inspected by an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
qAdding Brake Fluid
WARNING
Be careful not to spill brake fluid on
yourself or on the engine:
Spilled brake fluid is dangerous. If it
gets in your eyes, they could be
seriously injured. If this happens,
immediately flush your eyes with
water and get medical attention.
Brake fluid spilled on a hot engine
could cause a fire.
If the brake fluid level is low, have the
brakes inspected:
Low brake fluid levels are dangerous.
Low levels could signal brake lining
wear or a brake system leak. Your
brakes could fail and cause an
accident.
If the fluid level is low, add fluid until it
reaches MAX.
Before adding fluid, thoroughly clean the
area around the cap.
CAUTION
Ø Brake fluid will damage painted
surfaces. If brake fluid does get on
a painted surface, wash it off with
water immediately.
Ø Using nonspecified brake fluids
(page 10-4) will damage the
system. Mixing different fluids will
also damage it.
If the brake system frequently
requires new fluid, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Owner Maintenance
Power Steering Fluid
qInspecting Power Steering Fluid
Level
CAUTION
To avoid damage to the power
steering pump, don't operate the
vehicle for long periods when the
power steering fluid level is low.
NOTE
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)
qInspecting Automatic Transaxle
Fluid Level
The automatic transaxle fluid level should
be inspected regularly. Measure it as
described below.
The volume of fluid changes with
temperature. Fluid must be checked while
idling the engine without driving at
normal operating temperature.
CAUTION
Ø Low fluid level causes transaxle
slippage. Overfilling can cause
foaming, loss of fluid, and
transaxle malfunction.
Ø Use specified fluid (page 10-4). A
nonspecified fluid could result in
transaxle malfunction and failure.
1. Park on a level surface and set the
parking brake firmly.
2. Start the engine and depress the brake
pedal.
The level must be kept between MAX and
MIN.
Visually examine the lines and hoses for
leaks and damage.
If new fluid is required frequently, consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
3. Move the shift lever through all ranges,
then set it at P.
WARNING
Make sure the brake pedal is applied
before shifting the shift lever:
Shifting the shift lever without first
depressing the brake pedal is
dangerous. The vehicle could move
suddenly and cause an accident.
4. With the engine still idling, pull out the
dipstick, wipe it clean, and put it back.
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5. Pull it out again.
The proper fluid level is marked on the
dipstick as follows.
Fully insert the dipstick. When adding
fluid, inspect with the dipstick to make
sure it doesn't pass full.
NOTE
Full
A
Low
Inspect the fluid on both sides of the dipstick in
a well lit area for an accurate reading.
Full
B
Low
Fluid hot scale A
When the vehicle has been driven and the
fluid is at normal operating temperature,
about 65°C (150°F), the level must be
between Full and Low.
Fluid cold scale B
When the engine has not been running
and the outside temperature is about 20°C
(70°F), the fluid level should be close to,
but not above, the bottom notch on the
dipstick.
CAUTION
Ø Use the cold scale only as a
reference.
Ø 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.
Ø 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.
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Washer Fluid
Inspect fluid level in the washer fluid
reservoir; add fluid if necessary.
qInspecting Washer Fluid Level
WARNING
Use only windshield washer fluid or
plain water in the reservoir:
Using radiator antifreeze as washer
fluid is dangerous. If sprayed on the
windshield, it will dirty the
windshield, affect your visibility, and
could result in an accident.
Using Washer Fluid Without Anti-freeze
Protection in Cold Weather:
Operating your vehicle in
temperatures below 4 degrees C (40
degrees F) using washer fluid without
anti-freeze protection is dangerous
as it could cause impaired windshield
vision and result in an accident. In
cold weather, always use washer
fluid with anti-freeze protection.
NOTE
State or local regulations may restrict the use
of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which
are commonly used as anti-freeze agents in
washer fluid. A washer fluid with limited VOC
content should be used only if it provides
adequate freeze resistance for all regions and
climates in which the vehicle will be operated.
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Use plain water if washer fluid is
unavailable.
But use only washer fluid in cold weather
to prevent it from freezing.
NOTE
Front and rear washer fluid is supplied from
the same reservoir.
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Body Lubrication
All moving points of the body, such as
door and hood hinges and locks, should
be lubricated each time the engine oil is
changed. Use a nonfreezing lubricant on
locks during cold weather.
Make sure the hood's secondary latch
keeps the hood from opening when the
primary latch is released.
Wiper Blades
CAUTION
Ø Hot waxes applied by automatic
car washers have been known to
affect the wiper's ability to clean
windows.
Ø To prevent damage to the wiper
blades, don't use gasoline,
kerosene, paint thinner, or other
solvents on or near them.
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.
qReplacing Windshield Wiper Blades
When the wipers no longer clean well, the
blades are probably worn or cracked.
Replace them.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the wiper arms
and other components, don't try to
sweep the wiper arm by hand.
NOTE
To prevent damage to the wiper arm blades
when raising both the driver and passenger
side wiper arms, raise the driver side wiper
arm first. Conversely, when setting down the
wiper arms, set the passenger side wiper arm
down first.
1. Raise the wiper arm.
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2. Open the clip and slide the blade
assembly in the direction of the arrow.
5. Pull down the blade rubber and slide it
out of blade holder.
3. Wrap a flathead screwdriver or similar
tool with a soft cloth to prevent
damage to the clip.
6. Remove the metal stiffeners from each
blade rubber and install them in the
new blade.
NOTE
Using a soft cloth-wrapped flathead
screwdriver.
4. Tilt the blade assembly and remove it
from the arm.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the windshield
let the wiper arm down easily, don't
let it slap down on the windshield.
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CAUTION
Ø Don't bend or discard the
stiffeners. You need to use them
again.
Ø 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.
Ø 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.
7. Carefully insert the new blade rubber.
Then install the blade assembly in the
reverse order of removal.
1. Remove the cover and raise the wiper
arm.
2. Firmly rotate the wiper blade to the
right until it unlocks, then remove the
blade.
CAUTION
qReplacing Rear Window Wiper
Blade
When the wiper no longer cleans well, the
blade is probably worn or cracked.
Replace it.
To prevent damage to the rear
window let the wiper arm down
easily, don't let it slap down on the
rear window.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the wiper arm
and other components, don't try to
sweep the wiper arm by hand.
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3. Pull down the blade rubber and slide it
out of the blade holder.
4. Remove the metal stiffeners from each
blade rubber and install them in the
new blade.
CAUTION
Don't bend or discard the stiffeners.
You need to use them again.
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5. Carefully insert the new blade rubber.
Then install the blade assembly in the
reverse order of removal.
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Battery
WARNING
Wash hands after handling the battery and related accessories:
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.
Read the following precautions carefully before using the battery or inspecting
to ensure safe and correct handling:
Always wear eye protection when working near the battery:
Working without eye protection is dangerous. Battery fluid contains SULFURIC ACID
which could cause blindness if splashed into your eyes. Also, hydrogen gas produced
during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode.
Wear eye protection and protective gloves to prevent contact with battery
fluid:
Spilled battery fluid is dangerous.
Battery fluid contains SULFURIC ACID which could cause serious injuries if it gets in
eyes, or on the skin or clothing. If this happens, immediately flush your eyes with
water for 15 minutes or wash your skin thoroughly and get medical attention.
Always keep batteries out of the reach of children:
Allowing children to play near batteries is dangerous. Battery fluid could cause
serious injuries if it gets in the eyes or on the skin.
Keep flames and sparks away from open battery cells and do not allow metal
tools to contact the positive ( ) or negative ( ) terminal of the battery when
working near a battery. Do not allow the positive ( ) terminal to contact the vehicle
body:
Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced
during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An
exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries. Keep all flames including
cigarettes and sparks away from open battery cells.
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Keep all flames, including cigarettes, and sparks away from open battery cells:
Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced
during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An
exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries.
qBattery Maintenance
To get the best service from a battery:
l Keep it securely mounted.
l Keep the top clean and dry.
l Keep terminals and connections clean,
tight, and coated with petroleum jelly
or terminal grease.
l Rinse off spilled electrolyte
immediately with a solution of water
and baking soda.
l If the vehicle will not be used for an
extended time, disconnect the battery
cables.
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Tires
For reasons of proper performance, safety,
and better fuel economy, always maintain
recommended tire inflation pressures and
stay within the recommended load limits
and weight distribution.
WARNING
Using Different Tire Types:
Driving your vehicle with different
types of tires is dangerous. It could
cause poor handling and poor
braking; leading to loss of control.
Except for the limited use of the
temporary spare tire, use only the
same type tires (radial, bias-belted,
bias-type) on all four wheels.
Using Wrong-Sized Tires:
Using any other tire size than what is
specified for your Mazda (page 10-6)
is dangerous. It could seriously affect
ride, handling, ground clearance, tire
clearance, and speedometer
calibration. This could cause you to
have an accident. Use only tires that
are the correct size specified for your
Mazda.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System í
does not alleviate the need to check the
tire condition every day, including
whether the tires all look inflated properly.
Inspect all tire pressure monthly
(including the spare) when the tires are
cold. Maintain recommended pressures
for the best ride, handling, and minimum
tire wear.
When checking the tire pressures, use of a
digital tire pressure gauge is
recommended.
Refer to the specification charts (page
10-6).
qTire Inflation Pressure
WARNING
Always inflate the tires to the correct
pressure:
Overinflation or underinflation of
tires is dangerous. Adverse handling
or unexpected tire failure could result
in a serious accident.
Refer to specification charts on page
10-6.
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NOTE
l
l
l
l
Always check tire pressure when tires are
cold.
Warm tires normally exceed recommended
pressures. Don't release air from warm tires
to adjust the pressure.
Underinflation can cause reduced fuel
economy, uneven and accelerated tire wear,
and poor sealing of the tire bead, which
will deform the wheel and cause separation
of tire from rim.
Overinflation can produce a harsh ride,
uneven and accelerated tire wear, and a
greater possibility of damage from road
hazards.
Keep your tire pressure at the correct
levels. If one frequently needs inflating,
have it inspected.
qTire Rotation
To equalize tread wear, rotate the tires if
irregular wear develops. According to the
scheduled maintenance charts.Refer to
Scheduled Maintenance on page 8-3.
During rotation, inspect them for correct
balance.
l
l
l
Improper wheel alignment
Out-of-balance wheel
Severe braking
After rotation, inflate all tire pressures to
specification (page 10-6) and inspect the
lug nuts for tightness.
CAUTION
Rotate unidirectional tires and radial
tires that have an asymmetrical tread
pattern or studs only from front to
rear, not from side to side. Tire
performance will be reduced if
rotated from side to side.
CAUTION
Limited-Slip Differential system;
don't use the following:
Ø Tires not of the designated size
Ø Tires of different sizes or types at
the same time
Ø Tires not sufficiently inflated
If these instructions aren't followed,
the rotation of the left and right
wheels will be different and will thus
apply a constant load on the limitedslip differential.
This will cause a malfunction.
qReplacing a Tire
WARNING
Forward
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:
l
Incorrect tire pressure
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Always use tires that are in good
condition:
Driving with worn tires is dangerous.
Reduced braking, steering, and
traction could result in an accident.
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NOTE
CAUTION
(With Tire Pressure Monitoring
System)
When replacing/repairing the tires or
wheels or both, have the work done
by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or
the tire pressure sensors may be
damaged.
NOTE
(With Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
l When tires with steel wire reinforcement in
the sidewalls are used, the system may not
function correctly even with a genuine
wheel.
Refer to System Error Activation on page
5-31.
l Be sure to install the tire pressure sensors
whenever tires or wheels are replaced.
Refer to Tires and Wheels on page 5-31.
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
Tires degrade over time, even when they are
not being used on the road. It is recommended
that tires generally be replaced when they are
6 years or older. Heat caused by hot climates
or frequent high loading conditions can
accelerate the aging process. You should
replace the spare tire when you replace the
other road tires due to the aging of the spare
tire. Regarding the manufacturing week and
year is indicated with 4 digit.
Refer to The tire labeling on page 9-24.
qTemporary Spare Tire
Inspect the temporary spare tire at least
monthly to make sure it's properly inflated
and stored.
NOTE
The temporary spare tire condition gradually
deteriorates even if it has not been used.
The temporary spare tire is easier to
handle because of its construction which
is lighter and smaller than a conventional
tire. This tire should be used only for an
emergency and only for a short distance.
Use the temporary spare tire only until the
conventional tire is repaired, which should
be as soon as possible.
New tread
Worn tread
(Except Mexico)
Maintain its pressure at 420 kPa (4.2
kgf/cm2 or bar, 60 psi).
(Mexico)
Maintain its pressure at 250 kPa (2.5
kgf/cm2 or bar, 36 psi).
You should replace it before the band is
across the entire tread.
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CAUTION
Ø Do not 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.
Ø The temporary spare tire has a
tread life of less than 5,000 km.
The tread life may be shorter
depending on driving conditions.
Ø The temporary spare tire is for
limited use, however, if the tread
wear solid-band indicator
appears, replace the tire with the
same type of temporary spare
(page 8-34).
NOTE
Tires degrade over time, even when they are
not being used on the road. It is recommended
that tires generally be replaced when they are
6 years or older. Heat caused by hot climates
or frequent high loading conditions can
accelerate the aging process. You should
replace the spare tire when you replace the
other road tires due to the aging of the spare
tire. Regarding the manufacturing week and
year is indicated with 4 digit.
Refer to The tire labeling on page 9-24.
CAUTION
Ø A wrong-sized wheel may
adversely affect:
Ø Tire fit
Ø Wheel and bearing life
Ø Ground clearance
Ø Snow-chain clearance
Ø Speedometer calibration
Ø Headlight aim
Ø Bumper height
Ø Tire Pressure Monitoring
System
Ø Limited-Slip Differential System
Ø (With Tire Pressure Monitoring
System)
Ø When replacing/repairing the
tires or wheels or both, have the
work done by an Authorized
Mazda Dealer, or the tire
pressure sensors may be
damaged.
Ø The wheels equipped on your
Mazda are specially designed
for installation of the tire
pressure sensors. Do not use
non-genuine wheels, otherwise
it may not be possible to install
the tire pressure sensors.
NOTE
qReplacing a Wheel
WARNING
Always use wheels of the correct size
on your vehicle:
Using a wrong-sized wheel is
dangerous. Braking and handling
could be affected, leading to loss of
control and an accident.
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Be sure to install the tire pressure sensors
whenever tires or wheels are replaced. Refer to
Tires and Wheels on page 5-31.
When replacing a wheel, make sure the
new one is the same as the original factory
wheel in diameter, rim width, and offset.
Proper tire balancing provides the best
riding comfort and helps reduce tread
wear. Out-of-balance tires can cause
vibration and uneven wear, such as
cupping and flat spots.
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Light Bulbs
Overhead light (Center)
Overhead light/Map lights (Front)
Overhead light (Rear)
Side turn signal lights
Vanity mirror lights
Courtesy lights
Headlights (High beam)
Fog lights
Front side marker lights
Front turn signal lights
Headlights (Low beam)
High-mount brake light
Taillights
Luggage
compartment light
License plate lights
Reverse lights
Rear side marker lights
Rear turn signal lights
Brake lights/Taillights
Some models.
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WARNING
3. Turn the cover counterclockwise and
remove it.
Do not replace the xenon fusion bulbs
yourself:
Replacing the xenon fusion bulbs
yourself is dangerous. Because the
xenon fusion bulbs require high
voltage, you could receive an electric
shock if the bulbs are handled
incorrectly. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer when the replacement
is necessary.
Never touch the glass portion of a
halogen bulb with your bare hands and
always wear eye protection when
handling or working around the bulbs:
When a halogen bulb breaks, it is
dangerous. These bulbs contain
pressurized gas. If one is broken, it
will explode and serious injuries
could be caused by the flying glass.
If the glass portion is touched with
bare hands, body oil could cause the
bulb to overheat and explode when
lit.
4. Disconnect the electrical connector
from the bulb by pressing the tab on
the connector with your finger and
pulling the connector downward.
5. Turn the socket and bulb assembly to
remove it. Carefully remove the bulb
from its socket in the reflector by
gently pulling it straight backward out
of the socket.
Always keep halogen bulbs out of the
reach of children:
Playing with a halogen bulb is
dangerous. Serious injuries could be
caused by dropping a halogen bulb
or breaking it some other way.
qReplacing Exterior Light Bulbs
Replacing a headlight bulb
High-beam bulb
1. Make sure the ignition switch is turned
off and the headlight switch is off.
2. Lift the hood.
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6. Install the new bulb in the reverse order
of removal.
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NOTE
l
l
l
To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
If the halogen bulb is accidentally touched,
it should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol
before being used.
Use the protective cover and carton of the
replacement bulb to dispose of the old bulb
promptly out of the reach of children.
Low-beam bulb
(Xenon fusion bulb)
You cannot replace the low beam bulbs by
yourself.
The bulbs must be replaced at an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
(Halogen bulbs)
1. Make sure the headlight switch is off.
2. Lift the hood.
3. Remove the attachment bolts and the
coolant reservoir before replacing the
light bulb.
4. Turn the cover counterclockwise and
remove it.
5. Disconnect the electrical connector
from the bulb by pressing the tab on
the connector with your finger and
pulling the connector downward.
6. Turn the socket and bulb assembly to
remove it. Carefully remove the bulb
from its socket in the reflector by
gently pulling it straight backward out
of the socket.
7. Install the new bulb in the reverse order
of removal.
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8. Install the coolant reservoir. If you are
unsure of how tight the bolts should be,
have them inspected at an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
Front side marker lights
Bolt tightening torque
6.9―11.8
N·m (kgf·m, ft·lbf)
(0.7―1.2, 5.1―8.7)
NOTE
l
l
l
To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
If the halogen bulb is accidentally touched,
it should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol
before being used.
Use the protective cover and carton for the
replacement bulb to dispose of the old bulb
promptly and out of the reach of children.
Front turn signal lights
Front side marker lights, Front turn
signal lights
1. Make sure the headlight switch is off.
2. Lift the hood.
3. Remove the attachment bolts and the
coolant reservoir before replacing the
light bulb.
6. Install the new bulb in the reverse order
of removal.
7. Install the coolant reservoir. If you are
unsure of how tight the bolts should be,
have them inspected at an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
Bolt tightening torque
6.9―11.8
N·m (kgf·m, ft·lbf)
(0.7―1.2, 5.1―8.7)
Fog lights í
4. Turn the socket and bulb assembly
counterclockwise and remove it.
5. Remove the bulb by pushing it in
slightly and turning it
counterclockwise.
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1. Make sure the headlight switch is off.
2. Turn the screws counterclockwise and
remove them.
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3. Turn the screws and the center section
of the plastic retainers
counterclockwise and remove them,
then remove the mudguard.
NOTE
l
l
Removal
l
Installation
To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
If the halogen bulb is accidentally touched,
it should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol
before being used.
Use the protective cover and carton for the
replacement bulb to dispose of the old bulb
promptly and out of the reach of children.
Side turn signal lights í, Brake lights,
Taillights (Rear combination light side),
High-mount brake light
Due to the complexity and difficulty of
the procedure, the LED bulbs should be
replaced by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
4. Disconnect the electrical connector
from the bulb by pressing the tab on
the connector with your finger and
pulling the connector downward.
5. Turn the socket and bulb assembly
counterclockwise and remove it.
Carefully remove the bulb from its
socket in the reflector by gently pulling
it straight backward out of the socket.
NOTE
LED bulb replacement is not possible. The
rear combination component must be replaced.
Rear turn signal lights/Rear sidemarker light
1. Turn the bolts counterclockwise and
remove them.
6. Install the new bulb in the reverse order
of removal.
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2. Pull the unit rearward to remove it.
Taillights (Liftgate side), Reverse lights
1. Remove the cover.
3. Turn the socket and bulb assembly
counterclockwise and remove it.
Rear turn signal light
Rear side-maker
light
4. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.
5. Install the new bulb in the reverse order
of removal.
2. Turn the socket and bulb assembly
counterclockwise and remove it.
3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.
Reverse light
Taillight
4. Install the new bulb in the reverse order
of removal.
NOTE
To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
License plate lights
1. Wrap a flathead screwdriver with a soft
cloth to prevent damage to the lens and
remove the lens by carefully prying on
the edge of the lens with a flathead
screwdriver.
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2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.
Overhead light (Center, Rear)
3. Install the new bulb in the reverse order
of removal.
Luggage compartment light
qReplacing Interior Light Bulbs
Overhead light/Map lights (Front),
Overhead light (Center, Rear), Luggage
compartment light, Courtesy lights,
Vanity mirror lights
1. Wrap a small flathead screwdriver with
a soft cloth to prevent damage to the
lens and remove the lens by carefully
prying on the edge of the lens with the
flathead screwdriver.
Edge
Courtesy lights
2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.
Overhead light/Map lights (Front)
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Vanity mirror lights
Fuses
Your vehicle's electrical system is
protected by fuses.
If any lights, accessories, or controls don't
work, inspect the appropriate circuit
protector. If a fuse has blown, the inside
element will be melted.
If the same fuse blows again, avoid using
that system and consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
3. Install the new bulb in the reverse order
of removal.
qFuse Replacement
Replacing fuses located behind the
glove compartment
If an electrical system is inoperative,
inspect the fuses located behind the glove
compartment.
1. Turn off the ignition switch and other
switches.
2. Open the glove compartment.
3. Remove the cover.
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6. Insert a new fuse of the same amperage
rating, and make sure it fits tightly. If it
does not fit tightly, have an expert
install it. We recommend an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
If you have no spare fuses, borrow one
of the same rating from a circuit not
essential to vehicle operation, such as
the ROOM circuit.
Fuse
CAUTION
4. Pull the fuse straight out with the fuse
puller provided on the fuse block
located in the engine compartment.
Always replace a fuse with one of the
same rating. Otherwise you may
damage the electric system.
Replacing the fuses under the hood
If the headlights or other electrical
components do not work and the fuses in
the cabin are normal, inspect the fuse
block under the hood. If a fuse is blown, it
must be replaced. Follow these steps:
1. Turn off the ignition switch and all
other switches.
2. Remove the fuse block cover or the
relay box cover.
5. Inspect the fuse and replace it if it's
blown.
Normal
Fuse block
Blown
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Relay box
3. If any fuse but the MAIN fuse is
blown, replace it with a new one of the
same amperage rating.
Normal
Blown
WARNING
Do not replace the main fuse by
yourself. Have an Authorized Mazda
Dealer perform the replacement:
Replacing the fuse by yourself is
dangerous because the MAIN fuse is
a high current fuse. Incorrect
replacement could cause an electrical
shock or a short circuit resulting in a
fire.
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qFuse Panel Description
Fuse block (Engine compartment)
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
MAIN
ENGINE
R HEATER
P.SEAT R
HEATER
IGKEY2
7
FAN1
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
P.SEAT L
DEFOG
BTN
FUEL PUMP
IGKEY1
FOG
ABS (SOL)
D/L
ROOM
FUSE
RATING
150A
20A
40A
30A
50A
40A
30A í
40A í
40A
30A
40A
30A
30A
15A
30A
25A
15A
PROTECTED COMPONENT
For protection of all circuits
Transaxle control system
Heater
Power seat (RH) í
Heater
For protection of various circuits
Cooling fan
Power seat (LH) í
Rear window defroster
For protection of various circuits
Fuel pump
For protection of various circuits
Fog lights í
ABS solenoid
Power door locks
Overhead light
í
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DESCRIPTION
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18
19
20
21
22
OUTLET CTR
OUTLET RR
AC PWR
S.WARM
A/C MAG
BOSE
23
FAN2
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
ABS
IG COIL
H/L LOW L
H/L LOW R
H/L HIGH
HAZARD
ENG +B
HORN
STOP
EGI INJ
ENG BAR
ENG BAR 2
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RATING
15A
15A
15A
15A
10A
25A
30A í
40A í
50A
25A
15A
15A
20A
15A
10A
15A
7.5A
10A
20A
7.5A
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PROTECTED COMPONENT
Accessory socket (Center)
Accessory socket (Rear)
Moon roof í, DC/AC inverter
Seat warmer í
Air conditioner
Audio system (Bose® Sound System-equipped model) í
Cooling fan
ABS
Ignition system
Headlight-left (Low beam)
Headlight-right (Low beam)
Headlight-high (High beam)
Hazard warning flashers
PCM
Horn
Brake lights
Engine control system
Air flow sensor, EGR control valve
PCM
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Relay box (Engine compartment) í
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
INJ
―
―
FUSE
RATING
7.5A
Injectors
―
―
PROTECTED COMPONENT
―
―
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Fuse block (Glove box)
DESCRIPTION
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
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OUTLET FR
MIRROR
―
METER
SAS
ENG.IGA
STA
―
A/C
R.WIPER
TRAILER
P.LIFT GATE
SUNROOF
AUDIO
M.DEF
―
TAIL
ILLUMI
INJ
FUSE
RATING
15A
7.5A
―
10A
7.5A
7.5A
7.5A
―
7.5A
15A
―
20A
15A
10A
10A
―
10A
10A
7.5A
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PROTECTED COMPONENT
Accessory socket (Front)
Power control mirror
―
Instrument cluster
ABS, Air bag
Engine control system
Ignition system
―
Air conditioner
Rear window wiper and washer
―
Power lift gate í
Moonroof í
Audio system
Mirror defroster í
―
Taillight
Dashboard illumination
Injectors
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DESCRIPTION
20
21
22
23
24
―
OUTLET CTR
OUTLET RR
WIPER
P.WIND
FUSE
PROTECTED COMPONENT
RATING
―
―
―
―
―
―
30A
Windshield wiper and washer
30A
Power windows
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Appearance Care
How to Minimize
Environmental Paint Damage
The paintwork on your Mazda represents
the latest technical developments in
composition and methods of application.
Environmental hazards, however, can
harm the paint's protective properties, if
proper care is not taken.
Here are some examples of possible
damage, with tips on how to prevent
them.
qEtching Caused by Acid Rain or
Industrial Fallout
Occurrence
Industrial pollutants and vehicle emissions
drift into the air and mix with rain or dew
to form acids. These acids can settle on a
vehicle's finish. As the water evaporates,
the acid becomes concentrated and can
damage the finish.
And the longer the acid remains on the
surface, the greater the chance is for
damage.
Prevention
It is necessary to wash and wax your
vehicle to preserve its finish according to
the instructions in this section. These
steps should be taken immediately after
you suspect that acid rain has settled on
your vehicle's finish.
qDamage Caused by Bird
Dropping, Insects, or Tree Sap
Occurrence
Bird droppings contain acids. If these
aren't removed they can eat away the clear
and color base coat of the vehicle's
paintwork.
When insects stick to the paint surface
and decompose, corrosive compounds
form. These can erode the clear and color
base coat of the vehicle's paintwork if
they are not removed.
Tree sap will harden and adhere
permanently to the paint finish. If you
scratch the sap off while it is hard, some
vehicle paint could come off with it.
Prevention
It is necessary to have your Mazda
washed and waxed to preserve its finish
according to the instructions in this
section. This should be done as soon as
possible.
Bird droppings can be removed with a
soft sponge and water. If you are traveling
and these are not available, a moistened
tissue may also take care of the problem.
The cleaned area should be waxed
according to the instructions in this
section.
Insects and tree sap are best removed with
a soft sponge and water or a commercially
available chemical cleaner.
Another method is to cover the affected
area with dampened newspaper for one to
two hours. After removing the newspaper,
rinse off the loosened debris with water.
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qWater Marks
Occurrence
Rain, fog, dew, and even tap water can
contain harmful minerals such as salt and
lime. If moisture containing these
minerals settles on the vehicle and
evaporates, the minerals will concentrate
and harden to form white rings. The rings
can damage your vehicle's finish.
Prevention
It is necessary to wash and wax your
vehicle to preserve its finish according to
the instructions in this section. These
steps should be taken immediately after
you find water marks on your vehicle's
finish.
NOTE
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The paint chipping zone varies with the
speed of the vehicle. For example, when
traveling at 90 km/h (56 mph), the paint
chipping zone is 50 m (164 ft).
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.
qPaint Chipping
Occurrence
Paint chipping occurs when gravel thrown
in the air by another vehicle's tires hits
your vehicle.
How to avoid paint chipping
Keeping a safe distance between you and
the vehicle ahead reduces the chances of
having your paint chipped by flying
gravel.
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Exterior Care
Follow all label and container directions
when using a chemical cleaner or polish.
Read all warnings and cautions.
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qMaintaining the Finish
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.
If the vehicle is washed improperly, the
paint surface could be scratched. Here are
some examples of how scratching could
occur.
Scratches occur on the paint surface
when:
l The vehicle is washed without first
rinsing off dirt and other foreign
matter.
l The vehicle is washed with a rough,
dry, or dirty cloth.
l The vehicle is washed at a car wash
that uses brushes that are dirty or too
stiff.
l Cleansers or wax containing abrasives
are used.
NOTE
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Mazda is not responsible for scratches
caused by automatic car washes or
improper washing.
Scratches are more noticeable on vehicles
with darker paint finishes.
To minimize scratches on the vehicle's
paint finish:
l Rinse off any dirt or other foreign
matter using lukewarm or cold water
before washing.
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Use plenty of lukewarm or cold water
and a soft cloth when washing the
vehicle. Do not use a nylon cloth.
Rub gently when washing or drying the
vehicle.
Take your vehicle only to a car wash
that keeps its brushes well maintained.
Don't use abrasive cleansers or wax
that contain abrasives.
CAUTION
Ø 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.
Ø To prevent damaging the antenna,
remove it before entering a car
wash facility or passing beneath a
low overhead clearance.
Pay special attention to removing salt,
dirt, mud, and other foreign material from
the underside of the fenders, and make
sure the drain holes in the lower edges of
the doors and rocker panels are clean.
Insects, tar, tree sap, bird droppings,
industrial fallout, and similar deposits can
damage the finish if not removed
immediately. When prompt washing with
plain water is ineffective, use a mild soap
made for use on vehicles.
Thoroughly rinse off all soap with
lukewarm or cold water. Don't allow soap
to dry on the finish.
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After washing the vehicle, dry it with a
clean chamois to prevent water spots from
forming.
WARNING
Dry wet brakes by driving very slowly
and applying the brakes lightly until
brake performance is normal:
Driving with wet brakes is
dangerous. Increased stopping
distance or the vehicle pulling to one
side when braking could result in a
serious accident. Light braking will
indicate whether the brakes have
been affected.
Waxing
Your vehicle needs to be waxed when
water no longer beads on the finish.
Always wash and dry the vehicle before
waxing it. In addition to the vehicle body,
wax the metal trim to maintain its luster.
1. Use wax which contains no abrasives.
Waxes containing abrasive will remove
paint and could damage bright metal
parts.
2. Use a good grade of natural wax for
metallic, mica, and solid colors.
3. When waxing, coat evenly with the
sponge supplied or a soft cloth.
4. Wipe off the wax with a soft cloth.
NOTE
A spot remover to remove oil, tar, and similar
materials will usually also take off the wax.
Rewax these areas even if the rest of the
vehicle doesn't need it.
qRepairing 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
anti-corrosion materials to all parts,
both repaired and new. This will
prevent them from rusting.
qPaint Damage Touch-up
Repair damage to the finish caused by
stone chipping, damage during parking
etc., by using Mazda touch-up paint
before rust begins to form. First, remove
the dirt and grease with a clean soft cloth.
If rust has already begun to form:
1. Remove rust completely with
sandpaper.
2. Wipe with a clean soft cloth.
3. Apply rust preventive primer to the
area.
4. After drying it completely, apply a
suitable top coat material to the area.
Of course there will be no problem if you
assign the work to an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
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qCavity Protection
qUnderbody Maintenance
Cavities are treated for protection at the
factory, but additional protective treatment
after the vehicle has been put into use will
extend the life of the body.
We recommend that you consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer concerning this
additional precaution.
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.
qBright-Metal Maintenance
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Use tar remover to remove road tar and
insects. Never do this with a knife or
similar tool.
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.
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.
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Thoroughly flush the underbody and
wheel housings with lukewarm or cold
water at the end of each winter. Try also
to do this every month.
Pay special attention to these areas
because they easily hide mud and dirt. It
will do more harm than good to wet
down the road grime without removing
it.
The lower edges of doors, rocker panels,
and frame members have drain holes that
should not be clogged. Water trapped
there will cause rusting.
WARNING
Dry wet brakes by driving very slowly
and applying the brakes lightly until
brake performance is normal:
Driving with wet brakes is
dangerous. Increased stopping
distance or the vehicle pulling to one
side when braking could result in a
serious accident. Light braking will
indicate whether the brakes have
been affected.
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qUndercoating
This special coating is applied to the
critical parts of the underside to protect
vehicles from damage caused by
chemicals or stones. This coating is liable
to be damaged with time. Check this
coating periodically.
An Authorized Mazda Dealer are well
informed on how repairs should be made.
Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
qAluminum Wheel Maintenance
A protective coating is provided over the
aluminum wheels. Special care is needed
to protect this coating.
NOTE
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Don't use a wire brush or any abrasive
cleaner, polishing compound, or solvent on
aluminum wheels. They may damage the
coating.
Only use a mild soap or neutral detergent
and always use a sponge or soft cloth to
clean the wheels.
Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm or cold
water. Also, be sure to clean the wheels
after driving on dusty or salted roads. This
helps prevent corrosion.
Avoid washing your vehicle in an automatic
car wash that uses high-speed or hard
brushes.
If your aluminum wheels lose luster, wax
the wheels.
Interior Care
qDashboard Precautions
Prevent caustic solutions such as perfume
and cosmetic oils from contacting the
dashboard. They'll damage and discolor it.
If these solutions get on the dashboard,
wipe them off immediately.
CAUTION
Do not use glazing agents.
Glazing agents contain ingredients
which may cause discoloration,
wrinkling, cracks and peeling.
qCleaning the Upholstery and
Interior Trim
Vinyl
Remove dust and loose dirt from vinyl
with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner.
Clean vinyl with a leather-and-vinyl
cleaner.
Leather í
Real leather isn't uniform and may have
scars, scratches, and wrinkles. Clean it
with a leather cleaner or mild soap.
Wipe it with a damp soft cloth; then dry
and buff it with a dry soft cloth.
Fabric
Remove dust and loose dirt from fabric
with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner.
Clean it with a mild soap solution good
for upholstery and carpets. Remove fresh
spots immediately with a fabric spot
cleaner.
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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.
WARNING
Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer
replace damaged seat belts
immediately:
Using damaged seat belts is
dangerous. In a collision, damaged
belts cannot provide adequate
protection.
Piano black panel í
qCleaning the Window Interiors
The following parts are fitted with panels
that have been treated with a special
coating that resists scratching.
l Center panel
l Steering wheel (partial)
l Shift lever panel
l Door trim panel
When the panel needs to be cleaned, use a
soft cloth to wipe off dirt from the surface.
If the windows become covered with an
oily, greasy, or waxy film, clean them
with glass cleaner. Follow the directions
on the container.
NOTE
Scratches or nicks on the panels resulting from
the use of a hard brush or cloth may not be
repairable.
qCleaning 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.
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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 and Reporting
Safety Defects
Important consumer information including warranties and add-on equipment.
Customer Assistance ...............................
Customer Assistance (U.S.A.) ............
Customer Assistance (Canada) ...........
Customer Assistance (Puerto Rico) ....
Customer Assistance (Mexico) ...........
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9-5
9-8
9-9
Mazda Importer/Distributors ............... 9-11
Importer/Distributor .......................... 9-11
Distributor in Each Area ................... 9-11
Warranty ................................................ 9-13
Warranties for Your Mazda ............... 9-13
Outside the United States and
Canada .............................................. 9-14
Outside the United States .................. 9-15
Outside Canada ................................. 9-16
Registering Your Vehicle in A Foreign
Country (Except United States and
Canada) ............................................. 9-17
Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and
Accessories ....................................... 9-18
Tire Information (except Canada) ....... 9-24
Tire Labeling ..................................... 9-24
Location of the Tire Label
(Placard) ............................................ 9-30
Tire Maintenance .............................. 9-33
Vehicle Loading ................................ 9-36
Steps for Determining the Correct Load
Limit: ................................................ 9-43
Reporting Safety Defects ....................... 9-44
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.) .... 9-44
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada) ... 9-45
Service Publications .............................. 9-46
Service Publications .......................... 9-46
Cell Phones ............................................. 9-19
Cell Phones Warning ......................... 9-19
Type Approval of Equipment ............... 9-20
Type Approval of Equipment
(Mexico) ............................................ 9-20
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System
(UTQGS) ................................................ 9-22
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System
(UTQGS) .......................................... 9-22
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Customer Assistance
Customer Assistance (U.S.A.)
Your complete and permanent satisfaction is our business. We are here to serve you. All
Authorized Mazda Dealers have the knowledge and the tools to keep your Mazda vehicle
in top condition.
If you have any questions or recommendations for improvement regarding the service of
your Mazda vehicle or servicing by Mazda Dealer personnel, we recommend that you take
the following steps:
NOTE
If it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the supplementary restraint
system modified to accommodate a person with certain medical conditions in accordance with a
certified physician, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
qSTEP 1: Contact Your Mazda Dealer
Discuss the matter with an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This is the quickest and best way to
address the issue.
l 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.
l If it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the supplementary
restraint system modified to accommodate a person with certain medical conditions in
accordance with a certified physician, go to STEP2.
qSTEP 2: Contact Mazda North American Operations
If for any reason you feel the need for further assistance after contacting your dealership
management and it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the
supplementary restraint system modified to accommodate a person with certain medical
conditions in accordance with a certified physician, you can reach Mazda North American
Operations by one of the following ways.
Log on: at www.mazdaUSA.com
Answers to many questions, including how to locate or contact a local Mazda dealership in
the U.S., can be found here.
E-mail: click on “Contact Us” located on the “Inside Mazda” tab, or at the bottom of the
page at www.mazdaUSA.com
By phone at: 1 (800) 222-5500
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Customer Assistance
By letter at:
Attn: Customer Assistance
Mazda North American Operations
7755 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618-2922
P.O. Box 19734
Irvine, CA 92623-9734
In order to serve you efficiently and effectively, please help us by providing the following
information:
1. Your name, address, and telephone number
2. Year and model of vehicle
3. Vehicle Identification Number (17 digits, noted on your registration or title or located on
the upper driver's side corner of the dash)
4. Purchase date and current mileage
5. Your dealer's name and location
6. Your question(s)
If you live outside the U.S.A., please contact your nearest Mazda Distributor.
qSTEP 3: Contact Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Mazda North American Operations realizes that mutual agreement on some issues may not
be possible. As a final step to ensure that your concerns are being fairly considered, Mazda
North American Operations has agreed to participate in a dispute settlement program
administered by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) system, at no cost to you the consumer.
BBB AUTO LINE works with consumers and the manufacturer in an attempt to reach a
mutually acceptable resolution of any warranty related concerns. If the BBB is not able to
facilitate a settlement they will provide an informal hearing before an arbitrator.
You are required to resort to BBB AUTO LINE before exercising rights or seeking
remedies under the Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq. To the
extent permitted by the applicable state “Lemon Law”, you are also required to resort to
BBB AUTO LINE before exercising any rights or seeking remedies under the “Lemon
Law”. If you choose to seek remedies that are not created by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty
Act or the applicable state “Lemon Law”, you are not required to first use BBB AUTO
LINE.
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The whole process normally takes 40 days or less. The arbitration decision is not binding
on you or Mazda else you accept the decision. For more information about BBB AUTO
LINE, including current eligibility standards, please call 1-800-955-5100 or visit the BBB
website at www.lemonlaw.bbb.org.
Being truly committed to customer satisfaction is more than a phrase with Mazda. We hope
to satisfy every customer directly, but if there is ever a question about our decision, Mazda
believes in providing a fast, fair and free method such as the BBB AUTO LINE to ensure
Mazda delivers on our commitment to do the right thing for our customers!
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qSatisfaction Review Process
Your complete and permanent satisfaction is of primary concern to Mazda. All Authorized
Mazda Dealers have both the knowledge and tools to keep your Mazda in top condition. In
our experience, any questions, problems, or complaints regarding the operation of your
Mazda or any other general service transactions are most effectively resolved by your
dealer. If the cause of your dissatisfaction cannot adequately be addressed by normal
dealership procedures, we recommend that you take the following steps:
qSTEP 1: Contact the Mazda Dealer
Discuss the matter with a member of dealership management. If the Service Manager has
already reviewed your concerns, contact the owner of the dealership or its General
Manager.
qSTEP 2: Contact the Mazda Regional Office
If you feel that you still require assistance, ask the dealer Service Manager to arrange for
you to meet the local Mazda Service Representative. If more expedient, contact Mazda
Canada Inc.Regional Office nearest you for such arrangements. Regional Office address
and phone numbers are shown (page 9-7).
qSTEP 3: Contact the Mazda Customer Relations Department
If still not substantially satisfied, contact the Customer Relations Department, Mazda
Canada Inc., 55 Vogell Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3K5 Canada TEL: 1 (800)
263-4680.
Provide the Department with the following information:
1. Your name, address and telephone number
2. Year and model of vehicle
3. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Refer to the “Vehicle Identification Labels” page
of section 10 of this manual for the location of the VIN.
4. Purchase date
5. Present odometer reading
6. Your dealer's name and location
7. The nature of your problem and/or cause of dissatisfaction
The Department, in cooperation with the local Mazda Service Representative, will review
the case to determine if everything possible has been done to ensure your satisfaction.
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Please recognize that the resolution of service problems in most cases requires the use of
your Mazda dealer's service facilities, personnel and equipment. We urge you to follow the
above three steps in sequence for most effective results.
qMediation/Arbitration Program
Occasionally a customer concern cannot be resolved through Mazda's Customer
Satisfaction Program. If after exhausting the procedures in this manual your concern is still
not resolved, you have another option.
Mazda Canada Inc. participates in an arbitration program administered by the
Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP). CAMVAP will advise you about
how your concern may be reviewed and resolved by an independent third party through
binding arbitration.
Your complete satisfaction is the goal of Mazda Canada Inc. and our dealers.
Mazda's participation in CAMVAP makes a valuable contribution to our achieving that
goal. There is no charge for using CAMVAP. CAMVAP results are fast, fair and final as the
award is binding on both you and Mazda Canada Inc.
qCanadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP)
If a specific item of concern arises, where a solution cannot be reached between an owner,
Mazda, and/or one of it's dealers (that all parties cannot agree upon), the owner may wish
to use the services offered by the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP).
CAMVAP uses the services of Provincial Administrators to assist consumers in scheduling
and preparing for their arbitration hearings. However, before you can proceed with
CAMVAP you must follow your Mazda dispute resolution process as outlined previously.
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CAMVAP is fully implemented in all provinces and territories.
Consumers wishing to obtain further information about the Program should contact the
Provincial Administrator at 1 (800) 207-0685, or by contacting the
Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan Office at:
Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan
235 Yorkland Boulevard, suite 300
North York, Ontario
M2J 4Y8
http://camvap.ca
Provincial Administrators may be reached locally as listed below:
Province/Territory
British Columbia & Yukon Territories
Alberta & Northwest Territories
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Ontario
Atlantic Canada
Quebec
CAMVAP Number
1 (800) 207-0685
1 (800) 207-0685
1 (800) 207-0685
1 (800) 207-0685
1 (800) 207-0685
1 (800) 207-0685
1 (800) 207-0685
qRegional Offices
REGIONAL OFFICES
MAZDA CANADA INC.
WESTERN REGION
8171 ACKROYD ROAD
SUITE 2000
RICHMOND B.C.
V6X 3K1
(604) 303-5670
MAZDA CANADA INC.
CENTRAL/ATLANTIC REGION
55 VOGELL ROAD,
RICHMOND HILL,
ONTARIO, L4B 3K5
(905) 787-7000
MAZDA CANADA INC.
QUEBEC REGION
6111 ROUTE TRANS
CANADIENNE
POINTE CLAIRE, QUEBEC
H9R 5A5
(514) 694-6390
AREAS COVERED
ALBERTA,
BRITISH COLUMBIA,
MANITOBA,
SASKATCHEWAN,
YUKON
ONTARIO
QUEBEC,
NEW BRUNSWICK,
NOVA SCOTIA,
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND,
NEWFOUNDLAND
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Your complete and permanent satisfaction is our business. That is why all Authorized
Mazda Dealers have the knowledge and the tools to keep your Mazda vehicle in top
condition.
If you have any questions or recommendations for improvement regarding the service of
your Mazda vehicle or servicing by Mazda Dealer personnel, we recommend that you take
the following steps:
qSTEP 1
Discuss the matter with an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This is the quickest and best way to
address the issue. If your concern has not been resolved by the CUSTOMER RELATIONS,
SALES, SERVICE, or PARTS MANAGER, then please contact the GENERAL
MANAGER of the dealership or the OWNER.
qSTEP 2
If, after following STEP 1, you feel the need for further assistance, please contact your
area's Mazda representative (Indicated on the next page).
Please help us by providing the following information:
1. Your name, address, and telephone number
2. Year and model of vehicle
3. Vehicle Identification Number (17 digits, noted on your registration or title or located on
the upper driver's side corner of the dash)
4. Purchase date and current mileage
5. Your dealer's name and location
6. Your question(s)
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Customer Assistance (Mexico)
Your complete and permanent satisfaction is our business. We are here to serve you. All
Authorized Mazda Dealers have the knowledge and the tools to keep your Mazda vehicle
in top condition.
If you have any questions or recommendations for improvement regarding the service of
your Mazda vehicle or servicing by Mazda Dealer personnel, we recommend that you take
the following steps:
qSTEP 1: Contact Your Mazda Dealer
Discuss the matter with an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This is the quickest and best way to
address the issue.
l 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.
l If it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the supplementary
restraint system modified to accommodate a person with certain medical conditions in
accordance with a certified physician, go to STEP2.
qSTEP 2: Contact Mazda Motor de Mexico
If for any reason you feel the need for further assistance after contacting your dealership
management and it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the
supplementary restraint system modified to accommodate a person with certain medical
conditions in accordance with a certified physician, you can reach Mazda Motor de Mexico
by one of the following ways.
Log on: at www.MazdaMexico.com.mx
Answers to many questions, including how to locate or contact a local Mazda dealership in
Mexico, can be found here.
E-mail: click on “Contactanos” at the top of the page at www.MazdaMexico.com.mx
By phone at: 1 (866) 315 0220
By letter at:
Attn: Customer Assistance
Mazda North American Operations
7755 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618-2922
P.O. Box 19734
Irvine, CA 92623-9734
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In order to serve you efficiently and effectively, please help us by providing the following
information:
1. Your name, address, and telephone number
2. Year and model of vehicle
3. Vehicle Identification Number (17 digits, noted on your registration or title or located on
the upper driver's side corner of the dash)
4. Purchase date and current mileage
5. Your dealer's name and location
6. Your question(s)
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Mazda Importer/Distributors
Importer/Distributor
Distributor in Each Area
qU.S.A.
qCANADA
Mazda North American Operations
7755 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618-2922 U.S.A.
P.O. Box 19734
Irvine, CA 92623-9734 U.S.A.
TEL: 1 (800) 222-5500 (in U.S.A.)
(949) 727-1990 (outside U.S.A.)
Mazda Canada Inc.
55 Vogell Road, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, L4B 3K5 Canada
TEL: 1 (800) 263-4680 (in Canada)
(905) 787-7000 (outside Canada)
qPUERTO RICO/U.S. Virgin Island
Plaza Motors Corp. (Mazda de Puerto
Rico)
P.O. Box 362722, San Juan, Puerto Rico
00936-2722
TEL: (787) 641-9300
qMEXICO
Mazda Motor de Mexico
Circuito Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena N
1500 Col. Centro de Ciudad Santa Fe.
01210, Mexico, D.F.
TEL: Center of Attention to Clients:
01 (800) 016 2932. in Mexico
qGUAM
Triple J Motors
157 South Marine Drive, Tamuning,
GUAM 96911 USA
P.O. Box 6066 Tamuning, Guam 96931
TEL: (671) 649-6555
qSAIPAN
Pacific International Marianas, Inc.
(d.b.a. Midway Motors)
P.O. Box 887 Saipan, MP 96950
TEL: (670) 234-7524
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Triple J Saipan, Inc.
(d.b.a. Triple J Motors)
P.O. Box 500487 Saipan, MP 96950-0487
TEL: (670) 234-7133/3051
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Warranties for Your Mazda
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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
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NOTE
Detailed warranty information is provided with your Mazda.
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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:
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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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Outside the United States
Government regulations in the United States require that automobiles meet specific
emission regulations and safety standards. Therefore, vehicles built for use in the United
States may differ from those sold in other countries.
The differences may make it difficult or even impossible for your vehicle to receive
satisfactory servicing in other countries. We strongly recommend that you NOT take your
Mazda outside the United States. However, in the event that you are moving to Canada
permanently, Mazda vehicles built for use in the United States could be eligible for
exportation to Canada with specific vehicle modifications to comply with the Canadian
Motor Vehicle Safety requirements (CMVSS).
NOTE
The above is applicable for a permanent import/export situation and not related to travelers on
vacation.
You may have the following problems if you do take your vehicle outside of the United
States:
l 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.
l Proper repair facilities, tools, testing equipment, and replacement parts may not be
available.
Please refer to your Manufacturer's Warranty Booklet for more information.
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Outside Canada
Government regulations in Canada require that automobiles meet specific emission
regulations and safety regulations. Therefore, vehicles built for use in Canada may differ
from those sold in other countries.
The differences may make it difficult or even impossible for your vehicle to receive
satisfactory servicing in other countries. We strongly recommend that you NOT take your
Mazda outside Canada. However, in the event that you are moving to the United States
permanently, Mazda vehicles built for use in Canada could be eligible for exportation to the
United States with specific vehicle modifications to comply with the United States Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).
NOTE
The above is applicable for a permanent import/export situation and not related to travelers on
vacation.
You may have the following problems if you do take your vehicle outside of Canada:
l 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.
l Proper repair facilities, tools, testing equipment, and replacement parts may not be
available.
Please refer to your Manufacturer's Warranty Booklet for more information.
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Registering Your Vehicle in A Foreign Country (Except
United States and Canada)
Government regulations in your country could require that automobiles meet specific
emission and safety standards.
Vehicles built for your country may differ from those built for other countries. In addition
to registration problems, satisfactory service may be difficult or even impossible in another
country.
The fuel specified for your vehicle may be unavailable.
Parts, servicing techniques, and tools necessary to maintain and repair your vehicle may be
unavailable.
There might not be an Authorized Mazda Dealer in the country you plan to take your
vehicle.
The Mazda warranty is valid only in certain countries.
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Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and Accessories
Non-genuine parts and accessories for Mazda vehicles can be found in stores.
These may fit your vehicle, but they are not approved by Mazda for use with Mazda
vehicles. When you install non-genuine parts or accessories, they could affect your
vehicle's performance or safety systems; the Mazda warranty doesn't cover this. Before you
install any non-genuine parts or accessories, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
WARNING
Always consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer before you install non-genuine parts or
accessories:
Installation of non-genuine parts or accessories is dangerous. Improperly designed
parts or accessories could seriously affect your vehicle's performance or safety
systems. This could cause you to have an accident or increase your chances of
injuries in an accident.
Be very careful in choosing and installing add-on electrical equipment, such as
mobile telephones, two-way radios, stereo systems, and car alarm systems:
Incorrectly choosing or installing improper add-on equipment or choosing an
improper installer is dangerous. Essential systems could be damaged, causing engine
stalling, air-bag (SRS) activation, ABS/TCS/DSC inactivation, or a fire in the vehicle.
Mazda assumes no responsibility for death, injury, or expenses that may result from the
installation of add-on non-genuine parts or accessories.
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Cell Phones Warning
WARNING
Please comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of communication
equipment in vehicles in your State or Province:
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 handsfree system to at least leave the hands free to drive the vehicle. Never use a cell
phone or other electrical devices while the vehicle is moving and, instead,
concentrate on the full-time job of driving.
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Type Approval of Equipment
Type Approval of Equipment (Mexico)
Immobilizer system
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Keyless entry system
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Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
This information relates to the tire grading system developed by the U.S. National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration for grading tires by tread wear, traction, and
temperature performance.
qTread Wear
The tread wear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a specified government test course.
For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one-and-a-half times as well on the government
course as a tire graded 100.
The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however,
and may depart significantly from the norm because of variations in driving habits, service
practices and differences in road characteristics and climate.
qTraction-AA, A, B, C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. These grades represent
the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on
specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor
traction performance.
WARNING
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on braking (straight ahead) traction
tests and does not include acceleration cornering (turning), hydroplaning, or peak
traction characteristics.
qTemperature-A, B, C
The temperature grades A (the highest), B, and C, represent the tire's resistance to the
generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions
on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire
life, and excessive temperatures can lead to sudden tire failure.
Grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger vehicle tires must meet
under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent
higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by
law.
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WARNING
Keep your vehicle's tires properly inflated and not overloaded:
Driving with improperly inflated or overloaded tires is dangerous. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure. The temperature grade for this tire is
established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
These grades will be added to the sidewalls of passenger vehicle tires over the next several
years according to a schedule established by the NHTSA and the tire manufacturers.
The grade of tires available as standard or optional equipment on Mazda vehicles may vary
with respect to grade.
ALL PASSENGER VEHICLE TIRES MUST CONFORM TO THESE GRADES AND
TO ALL OTHER FEDERAL TIRE-SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.
qUniform Tire Quality Grading
Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder
and maximum section width.
For example:
Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
UTQGS MARK (example)
TREADWEAR 200 TRACTION AA
TEMPERATURE A
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Tire Information (except Canada)
Tire Labeling
Federal law requires tire manufacturers to place standardized information on the sidewall of
all tires. This information identifies and describes the fundamental characteristics of the tire
and also provides a tire identification number for safety standard certification and in case of
a recall.
qInformation on Passenger Vehicle Tires
Please refer to the diagram below.
1. TIN: U.S. DOT tire identification number
2. Passenger car tire
3. Nominal width of tire in millimeters
4. Ratio of height to width (aspect ratio)
5. Radial
6. Rim diameter code
7. Load index & speed symbol
8. Severe snow conditions
9. Tire ply composition and materials used
10. Max. load rating
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11. Tread wear, traction and temperature grades
12. Max. permissible inflation pressure
13. SAFETY WARNING
P215/65R15 95H is an example of a tire size and load index rating. Here is an explanation
of the various components of that tire size and load index rating. Note that the tire size and
load index rating may be different from the example.
P
Indicates a tire that may be installed on cars, SUVs, minivans and light trucks as designated
by the Tire and Rim Association (T&RA).
NOTE
If your tire size does not begin with a letter this may mean it is designated by either ETRTO
(European Tire and Rim Technical Organization) or JATMA (Japan Tire Manufacturing Association).
215
“215” is the nominal width of the tire in millimeters. This three-digit number gives the
width in millimeters of the tire from sidewall edge to sidewall edge. In general, the larger
the number, the wider the tire.
65
“65” is the aspect ratio. This two-digit number indicates the tire's ratio of height to width.
R
“R” is the tire construction symbol. R indicates “Radial ply construction”.
15
“15” is the wheel rim diameter in inches.
95
“95” is the Load Index. This two-or three-digit number indicates how much weight each
tire can support.
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H
“H” is the speed rating. The speed rating denotes the maximum speed for which the use of
the tire is rated.
Letter Rating
Q
R
S
T
U
H
V
W
Y
Speed Rating
99 mph
106 mph
112 mph
118 mph
124 mph
130 mph
149 mph
168* mph
186* mph
* For tires with a maximum speed capability over 149 mph, tire manufacturers sometimes use the letters ZR. For
tires with a maximum speed capability over 186 mph, tire manufacturers always use the letters ZR.
M+S or M/S: Mud and Snow
AT: All Terrain.
AS: All Season. The “M+S” or “M/S” indicates that the tire has some functional use in
mud and snow.
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
This begins with the letters “DOT” which indicates the tire meets all federal standards. The
next two numbers or letters are the plant code where it was manufactured, and the last four
numbers represent the week and year the tire was manufactured. For example, the numbers
457 means the 45st week of 1997. After 2000 the numbers go to four digits. For example,
the number 2102 means the 21th week of 2002. The other numbers are marketing codes
used at the manufacturer's discretion. This information is used to contact consumers if a tire
defect requires a recall.
Tire Ply Composition and Materials Used
The number of plies indicates the number of layers of rubber-coated fabric in the tire. In
general, the greater the number of plies, the more weight a tire can support. Tire
manufacturers also must indicate the tire materials, which include steel, nylon, polyester,
and other.
Maximum Load Rating
This number indicates the maximum load in kilograms and pounds that can be carried by
the tire.
Maximum Permissible Inflation Pressure
This number is the greatest amount of air pressure that should ever be put in the tire under
normal driving conditions.
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Tread Wear, Traction and Temperature Grades
Tread wear: The tread wear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire
when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the
government course as a tire graded 100.
Traction: The traction grades, from highest to lowest are AA, A, B, and C. The grades
represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions
on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have
poor traction performance.
Temperature: The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and C, representing the tire's
resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
Snow Tires
In some heavy snow areas, local governments may require true snow tires, those with very
deeply cut tread. These tires should only be used in pairs or placed on all four wheels.
Make sure you purchase snow tires that are the same size and construction type as the other
tires on your vehicle.
SAFETY WARNING
The following safety warning appears on the tire's sidewall.
SERIOUS INJURY MAY RESULT FROM:
l EXPLOSION OF TIRE/RIM ASSEMBLY DUE TO IMPROPER MOUNTINGMATCH TIRE DIAMETER TO RIM DIAMETER; NEVER EXCEED 40 psi (275 kPa)
TO SEAT BEADS-ONLY SPECIALLY TRAINED PERSONS SHOULD MOUNT
TIRES.
l TIRE FAILURE DUE TO UNDER-INFLATION/OVERLOADING/DAMAGEFOLLOW OWNER'S MANUAL AND PLACARD IN VEHICLE-FREQUENTLY
CHECK INFLATION PRESSURE AND INSPECT FOR DAMAGE.
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qInformation on Temporary Tires
Please refer to the diagram below.
1. Temporary tires
2. Nominal width of tire in millimeters
3. Ratio of height to width (aspect ratio)
4. Diagonal
5. Rim diameter code
6. Load index&speed symbol
T115/70D 16 90M is an example of a tire size and load index rating. Here is an explanation
of the various components of that tire size and load index rating. Note that the tire size and
load index rating may be different from the example.
T
Indicates a tire that may be installed on cars, SUVs, minivans and light trucks as designated
by the Tire and Rim Association (T&RA).
115
“115” is the nominal width of the tire in millimeters. This three-digit number gives the
width in millimeters of the tire from sidewall edge to sidewall edge. In general, the larger
the number, the wider the tire.
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70
“70” is the aspect ratio. This two-digit number indicates the tire's ratio of height to width.
D
“D” is the tire construction symbol. D indicates “diagonal ply construction”.
16
“16” is the wheel rim diameter in inches.
90
“90” is the Load Index. This two-or three-digit number indicates how much weight each
tire can support.
M
“M” is the speed rating. The speed rating denotes the maximum speed for which the use of
the tire is rated.
Letter Rating
M
Speed Rating
81 mph
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Location of the Tire Label (Placard)
You will find the tire label containing tire inflation pressure by tire size and other important
information on the driver's side B-pillar or on the edge of the driver's door frame.
SAMPLE
qRecommended Tire Inflation Pressure
On the tire label you will find the recommended tire inflation pressure in both kPa and psi
for the tires installed as original equipment on the vehicle. It is very important that the
inflation pressure of the tires on your vehicle is maintained at the recommended pressure.
You should check the tire pressure regularly to insure that the proper inflation pressure is
maintained.
Refer to Tires on page 10-6.
NOTE
Tire pressures listed on the vehicle placard or tire information label indicate the recommended cold
tire inflation pressure, measured when the tires are cold, after the vehicle has been parked for at least
3 hours. As you drive, the temperature in the tire warms up, increasing the tire pressure.
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WARNING
Always check the tire inflation pressures on a regular basis according to the
recommended tire inflation pressure on the tire label and in conjunction with the
information in this owner's manual:
Driving your vehicle with under-inflated tires is dangerous.
Under-inflation is the most common cause of failures in any kind of tire and may
result in severe cracking, tread separation or “blowout”, with unexpected loss of
vehicle control and increased risk of injury. Under-inflation increases sidewall flexing
and rolling resistance, resulting in heat buildup and internal damage to the tire. It
results in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of control and accidents. A tire
can lose up to half of its air pressure and not appear to be flat!
It is impossible to determine whether or not tires are properly inflated just by looking
at them.
qChecking Tire Pressure
1. When you check the air pressure, make sure the tires are cold ―meaning they are not
hot from driving even a mile.
2. Remove the cap from the valve on one tire.
3. Firmly press a tire gauge onto the valve.
4. Add air to achieve recommended air pressure.
5. If you overfill the tire, release air by pushing on the metal stem in the center of the
valve. Then recheck the pressure with your tire gauge.
6. Replace the valve cap.
7. Repeat with each tire, including the spare.
NOTE
Some spare tires require higher inflation pressure.
8. Visually inspect the tires to make sure there are no nails or other objects embedded that
could poke a hole in the tire and cause an air leak.
9. Check the sidewalls to make sure there are no gouges, cuts, bulges, cracks or other
irregularities.
NOTE
Warm tires normally exceed recommended pressures. Don't release air from warm tires to adjust the
pressure.
Under-inflation can cause serious failures and accidents.
Over-inflation can produce a harsh ride and the greater possibility of damage from road hazards.
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qGlossary of Terms
Tire Placard: A label indicating the OE tire sizes, recommended inflation pressure, and
the maximum weight the vehicle can carry.
Tire Identification Number (TIN): A number on the sidewall of each tire providing
information about the tire brand and manufacturing plant, tire size, and date of
manufacture.
Inflation Pressure: A measure of the amount of air in a tire.
kPa: Kilopascal, the metric unit for air pressure.
psi: Pounds per square inch, the English unit for air pressure.
B-pillar: The structural member at the side of the vehicle behind the front door.
Original Equipment (OE): Describes components originally equipped on the vehicle.
Vehicle Load Limit: The maximum value of the combination weight of occupants and
cargo.
Bead Area of the Tire: Area of the tire next to the rim.
Sidewall Area of the Tire: Area between the bead area and the tread.
Tread Area of the Tire: Area on the perimeter of the tire that contacts the road when it's
mounted on the vehicle.
Seating capacity means the total allowable number of vehicle occupants. Seating capacity
is described on the tire label.
Production options weight is the combination weight of installed regular production
options weighing over 2.3 kilograms in excess of the standard items which they replace,
and not previously considered in the curb weight or accessory weight, including heavy
duty brakes, ride levelers, roof rack, heavy duty battery, and special trim.
Rim is the metal support (wheel) for a tire or a tire and tube assembly upon which the tire
beads are seated.
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Tire Maintenance
Improper or inadequate vehicle maintenance can cause tires to wear abnormally. Here are
some important maintenance points:
qTire Inflation Pressure
Inspect all tire pressure monthly (including the spare) when the tires are cold. Maintain
recommended pressures for the best ride, top handling, and minimum tire wear. Use the
pressures specified on the vehicle tire information placard or tire label for optimum service.
qTire Rotation
To equalize tread wear, rotate the tires every 12,000 km (7,500 miles) or sooner if irregular
wear develops. During rotation, inspect them for correct balance.
Forward
Do not include (TEMPORARY USE ONLY)
spare tire in rotation.
Inspect the tires for uneven wear and damage. Abnormal wear is usually caused by one or a
combination of the following:
l Incorrect tire pressure
l Improper wheel alignment
l Out-of-balance wheel
l Severe braking
After rotation, inflate all tire pressures to specification (page 10-6) and inspect the lug nuts
for tightness.
CAUTION
Rotate unidirectional tires and radial tires that have an asymmetrical tread pattern
or studs only from front to rear, not from side to side. Tire performance will be
weakened if rotated from side to side.
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qReplacing a Tire
WARNING
Always use tires that are in good condition:
Driving with worn tires is dangerous. Reduced braking, steering, and traction could
result in an accident.
If a tire wears evenly, a wear indicator will appear as a solid band across the tread. Replace
the tire when this happens.
Tread wear indicator
New tread
Worn tread
You should replace it before the band is across the entire tread.
NOTE
Tires degrade over time, even when they are not being used on the road. It is recommended that tires
generally be replaced when they are 6 years or older. Heat caused by hot climates or frequent high
loading conditions can accelerate the aging process. You should replace the spare tire when you
replace the other road tires due to the aging of the spare tire. Regarding the manufacturing week and
year is indicated with 4 digit. Refer to The tire labeling on page 9-24.
qSafety Practices
The way you drive has a great deal to do with your tire mileage and safety. So cultivate
good driving habits for your own benefit.
l Observe posted speed limits
l Avoid fast starts, stops and turns
l Avoid potholes and objects on the road
l Do no run over curbs or hit the tire against the curb when parking
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CAUTION
If you feel a sudden vibration or ride disturbance while driving or you suspect your
tire or vehicle has been damaged, immediately reduce your speed. Drive with caution
until you can safely pull off the road. Stop and inspect the tire for damage. If the tire
is under-inflated or damaged, deflate it, remove the tire and rim and replace it with
your spare tire. If you cannot detect a cause, have the vehicle towed to the nearest
vehicle or tire dealer to have the vehicle inspected.
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Vehicle Loading
This section will guide you in the proper loading of your vehicle and/or trailer, to keep
your loaded vehicle weight within its design rating capability, with or without a trailer.
Properly loading your vehicle will provide maximum return of vehicle design performance.
Before loading your vehicle, familiarize yourself with the following terms for determining
your vehicle's weight ratings, with or without a trailer, from the vehicle's Safety
Certification Label and Tire and Load Information Label:
WARNING
Overloaded Vehicle:
Overloading a vehicle is dangerous. The results of overloading can have serious
consequences in terms of passenger safety. Too much weight on a vehicle's
suspension system can cause spring or shock absorber failure, brake failure,
handling or steering problems, irregular tire wear, tire failure or other damage.
Overloading makes a vehicle harder to drive and control. It also increases the
distance required for stopping. In cases of serious overloading, brakes can fail
completely, particularly on steep grades. The load a tire will carry safely is a
combination of the size of the tire, its load range, and corresponding inflation
pressure.
Never overload the vehicle and always observe the vehicle's weight ratings from the
vehicle's Safety Certification and Tire and Load Information labels.
Base Curb Weight is the weight of the vehicle including a full tank of fuel and all
standard equipment. It does not include passengers, cargo, or optional equipment.
Vehicle Curb Weight is the weight of your new vehicle when you picked it up from your
dealer plus any aftermarket equipment.
PAYLOAD
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Payload is the combination weight of cargo and passengers that the vehicle is designed to
carry. The maximum payload for your vehicle can be found on the Tire and Load
Information label on the driver's door frame or door pillar. Look for “THE
COMBINATION WEIGHT OF OCCUPANTS AND CARGO SHOULD NEVER
EXCEED XXX kg or XXX lbs” for your maximum payload. The payload listed on the tire
label is the maximum payload for the vehicle as built by the assembly plant. If any
aftermarket or dealer installed equipment has been installed on the vehicle, the weight of
the equipment must be subtracted from the payload listed on the tire label in order to be
accurate.
SAMPLE
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CARGO
Cargo Weight includes all weight added to the Base Curb Weight, including cargo and
optional equipment. When towing, trailer tongue load or king pin weight is also part of
cargo weight.
The cargo weight limit decreases depending on the number of vehicle occupants. The cargo
weight limit can be calculated by subtracting the total weight of the vehicle occupants from
the “combination weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed” value on the tire
label.
Examples: Based on a single occupant weight of 68 kg (150 lbs), and a value of 385 kg
(849 lbs) for the “combination weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed”:
The cargo weight limit with one occupant is 385 kg (849 lbs) _ 68 kg (150 lbs) = 317 kg
(699 lbs)
The cargo weight limit with two occupants is 385 kg (849 lbs) _ (68 × 2) kg ( (150 × 2)
lbs) = 249 kg (549 lbs)
If the weight of the occupant increases, the cargo weight limit decreases by that much.
GAW (Gross Axle Weight) is the total weight placed on each axle (front and rear) including vehicle curb weight and all payload.
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GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) is the maximum allowable weight that can be carried
by a single axle (front or rear). These numbers are shown on the Safety Compliance
Certification Label located on the driver's door frame or door pillar. The total load on
each axle must never exceed its GAWR.
GVW
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) is the Vehicle Curb Weight + cargo + passengers.
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is the maximum allowable weight of the fully
loaded vehicle (including all options, equipment, passengers and cargo). The GVWR is
shown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label located on the driver's door
frame or door pillar. The GVW must never exceed the GVWR.
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WARNING
Exceeding Axle Weight Rating Limits:
Exceeding the Safety Certification Label axle weight rating limits is dangerous and
could result in death or serious injury as a result of substandard vehicle handling,
performance, engine, transmission and/or structural damage, serious damage to the
vehicle, or loss of control.
Always keep the vehicle within the axle weight rating limits.
Do not taw a trailer with this vehicle:
Towing a trailer with this vehicle is dangerous because it has not been designed to
tow a trailer and doing so will affect the drive system which could result in vehicle
damage.
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GCW
GCW (Gross Combination Weight) is the weight of the loaded vehicle (GVW) plus the
weight of the fully loaded trailer.
GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating) is the maximum allowable weight of the
vehicle and the loaded trailer - including all cargo and passengers - that the vehicle can
handle without risking damage. (Important: The towing vehicle's braking system is rated
for operation at GVWR, not at GCWR. Separate functional brakes should be used for safe
control of towed vehicles and for trailers weighing more than 1,500 lbs). The GCW must
never exceed the GCWR.
Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight is the highest possible weight of a fully loaded trailer
the vehicle can tow. It assumes a vehicle with only mandatory options, no cargo (internal or
external), a tongue load of 10_15% (conventional trailer) or king pin weight of 15_25%
(fifth-wheel trailer), and driver only (150 lbs). Consult your dealership (or the RV and
Trailer Towing Guide provided by your dealership) for more detailed information.
Tongue Load or Fifth-Wheel King Pin Weight refers to the amount of the weight that a
trailer pushes down on a trailer hitch.
Examples: For a 5000 lb conventional trailer, multiply 5000 by 0.10 and 0.15 to obtain a
proper tongue load range of 500 to 750 lbs. For an 11,500 lb fifth-wheel trailer, multiply by
0.15 and 0.25 to obtain a proper king pin load range of 1,725 to 2,875 lbs.
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WARNING
Exceeding GVWR or GAWR Specifications:
Exceeding the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the certification label is dangerous.
Exceeding any vehicle rating limitation could result in a serious accident, injury, or
damage to the vehicle.
Do not use replacement tires with lower load carrying capacities than the originals
because they may lower the vehicle's GVWR and GAWR limitations. Replacement
tires with a higher limit than the originals do not increase the GVWR and GAWR
limitations.
Never exceed the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the certification label.
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Steps for Determining the Correct Load Limit:
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit:
(1) Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should
never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs” on your vehicle's placard.
(2) Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will be
riding in your vehicle.
(3) Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kg
or XXX lbs.
(4) The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load
capacity. For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs. and there
will be five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available
cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1400_ 750 (5 × 150) = 650
lbs.)
(5) Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the
vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage
load capacity calculated in Step 4.
(6) If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, the load from your trailer will be
transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this
reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
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Reporting Safety Defects
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could
cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Mazda Motor
Corporation (Your Mazda Importer/Distributor).
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it
finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and
remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual
problems between you, your dealer, or Mazda Motor Corporation (Your Mazda
Importer/Distributor).
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888327-4236 (TTY:1-800-424-9153) ; go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. You
can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://
www.safercar.gov.
NOTE
If you live in the U.S.A., all correspondence to Mazda Motor Corporation should be forwarded to:
Mazda North American Operations
7755 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, California 92618-2922
or
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 9-11) in
this booklet.
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Reporting Safety Defects (Canada)
Canadian customers who wish to report a safety-related defect to Transport Canada, Defect
Investigations and Recalls, may telephone the toll free hotline 1-800-333-0510, or contact
Transport Canada by mail at: Transport Canada, ASFAD, Place de Ville Tower C, 330
Sparks Street, Ottawa ON K1A 0N5.
For additional road safety information, please visit the Road Safety website at:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/menu.htm
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Service Publications
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
9999-95-003B-09
9999-MX-003B-09
9999-95-009G-09
9999-MX-009G-09
9999-95-011C-09 (U.S.A. only)
9999-EC-011C-09 (Canada only)
9999-PR-011C-09 (Puerto Rico, Mexico only)
9999-95-MODL-09
9999-95-NAV2-09 (U.S.A. only)
9999-EC-NAV2-09 (Canada only)
9999-PR-NAV2-09 (Puerto Rico Mexico only)
PUBLICATION DESCRIPTION
2009 WORKSHOP MANUAL (English)
2009 WORKSHOP MANUAL (Spanish)
2009 WIRING DIAGRAM (English)
2009 WIRING DIAGRAM (Spanish)
2009 OWNER'S MANUAL
2009 OWNER'S MANUAL
2009 OWNER'S MANUAL
2009 SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS
2009 NAVIGATION SYSTEM OWNER'S MANUAL
2009 NAVIGATION SYSTEM OWNER'S MANUAL
2009 NAVIGATION SYSTEM OWNER'S MANUAL
qWORKSHOP MANUAL:
Covers recommended maintenance and repair procedures of the drive train, body and
chassis.
qWIRING DIAGRAM:
Provides electrical schematics as well as component location for the entire electrical
system.
qOWNER'S MANUAL:
This booklet contains information regarding the proper care and operation of your vehicle.
This is not a technician's manual.
qSERVICE HIGHLIGHTS:
Provides description and operation of the many systems of your Mazda.
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qNAVIGATION SYSTEM OWNER'S MANUAL:
This booklet contains information regarding the proper operation and use of the navigation
system. 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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Vehicle Information Labels
qChassis Number
qVehicle Identification Number
The vehicle identification number legally
identifies your vehicle. The number is on
a plate attached to the cowl panel located
on the left corner of the dashboard. This
plate can easily be seen through the
windshield.
qVehicle Emission Control
Information Label
qMotor Vehicle Safety Standard Label
qTire Pressure Label (Except Canada)
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qEngine Number
Forward
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Specifications
qEngine
Item
Specification
DOHC-24V 60°V, 6-cylinder
95.5 × 86.7 mm (3.75 × 3.41 in)
3,726 ml (3,726 cc, 227.4 cu in)
10.3
Type
Bore×Stroke
Displacement
Compression ratio
qElectrical System
Item
Battery
Spark-plug number
Spark-plug gap
Classification
12V-55AH/5HR MF
CY01-18110*1
1.29―1.45 mm (0.051―0.057 in)
*1 ex factory
CAUTION
When cleaning the platinum plugs, do not use a wire brush. The fine particulate
coating on the platinum alloy could be damaged.
qLubricant Quality
Lubricant
Engine oil
Automatic transaxle fluid
Transfer case oil
Rear differential oil
Power steering fluid
Brake fluid
Classification
Refer to the recommended SAE viscosity numbers on page 8-19.
JWS3309
API Service GL-5 (SAE 75W-140)
API Service GL-5 (SAE 80W-90)
ATF M-III, M-V, or equivalent (e.g. Dexron® II)
SAE J1703, or FMVSS116 DOT-3
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qCapacities
(Approximate Quantities)
Item
With oil filter replacement
Engine oil
Without oil filter replacement
With Towing Package
Coolant
Without Towing Package
Automatic transaxle fluid
Transfer case oil
Rear differential oil
Washer fluid
Fuel tank
Capacity
5.2 L (5.5 US qt, 4.6 Imp qt)
4.7 L (5.0 US qt, 4.2 Imp qt)
13.3 L (14.1 US qt, 11.7 Imp qt)
12.9 L (13.6 US qt, 11.4 Imp qt)
7.0 L (7.4 US qt, 6.2 Imp qt)
0.532 L (0.562 US qt, 0.468 Imp qt)
1.0 L (1.1 US qt, 0.9 Imp qt)
4.5 L (4.8 US qt, 4.0 Imp qt)
76.0 L (20.1 US gal, 16.7 Imp gal)
Check oil and fluid levels with dipsticks or reservoir gauges.
qDimensions
Item
Vehicle specification
5,074 mm (199.8 in)
1,936 mm (76.2 in)
1,728 mm (68.0 in)
1,654 mm (65.1 in)
1,644 mm (64.7 in)
2,875 mm (113.2 in)
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
Front tread
Rear tread
Wheelbase
qWeights
Weight
Item
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
Front
Rear
2WD
2,645 kg (5,831 lbs)
1,276 kg (2,813 lbs)
1,400 kg (3,086 lbs)
AWD
2,744 kg (6,049 lbs)
1,307 kg (2,881 lbs)
1,458 kg (3,214 lbs)
qAir Conditioner
Item
Refrigerant Type
Classification
HFC134a (R-134a)
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Specifications
qLight Bulbs
Exterior light
Light bulb
High beam
Headlights
Low beam
Halogen
Xenon fusion
Front turn signal lights
Front side-marker lights
Fog lights í
Side turn signal lights í
High-mount brake light
Rear turn signal lights
Brake lights*2
Rear
combination light
side
Liftgate side
Taillights
Reverse lights
License plate lights
Rear side-marker lights
Wattage
60
55
35
27
5
51
LED*1
LED*1
21
5.4
Category
ECE R (SAE)
HB3 (HB3)
H11 (―)
D2S (D2S)
― (#1156NA)
WY5W (―)
HB4 (#9006)
― (―)
― (―)
WY21W (32CP)
― (―)
LED*1
― (―)
3.8
21
5
5
― (#194)
W21W (#7440)
T10 (―)
W5W (4CP)
*1 LED is the abbreviation for Light Emitting Diode.
*2 Bulb replacement is not possible. The rear combination component must be replaced.
Interior light
Light bulb
Overhead lights/Map lights (Front)
Overhead light (Center)
Overhead light (Rear)
Courtesy lights
Vanity mirror lights í
Luggage compartment light
Category
Wattage
8
10
10
5
2
10
ECE R
―
―
―
T10
―
―
qTires
NOTE
The tires have been optimally matched with the chassis of your vehicle.
When replacing tires, Mazda recommends that you replace tires of the same type originally fitted to
your vehicle. For details, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Specifications
Check the tire pressure label for tire size and inflation pressure.
Refer to Tire Inflation Pressure on page 8-33.
Standard tire
Inflation pressure
Tire size
Front
250 kPa (36 psi)
230 kPa (34 psi)
P245/60R18 104H
P245/50R20 102V
Rear
250 kPa (36 psi)
230 kPa (34 psi)
Temporary spare tire
(Except Mexico)
Tire size
Inflation pressure
420 kPa (60 psi)
Tire size
Inflation pressure
250 kPa (36 psi)
T155/90D18 103M
(Mexico)
195/80R17 99M
qFuses
Refer to the fuse rating on page 8-44.
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Index
A
A
Accessory Socket ............................ 6-150
Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and
Accessories ....................................... 9-18
Advanced Key ..................................... 3-2
Advanced key maintenance ......... 3-5
Advanced key suspend
function ...................................... 3-16
Auxiliary key .............................. 3-16
Locking, unlocking with request
switch ........................................... 3-8
Operational range ......................... 3-7
Remote control function ............. 3-13
Service ......................................... 3-6
Setting change ............................ 3-19
Warning and beep sounds .......... 3-17
When warning indicator/beep is
activated ..................................... 3-20
Air Bag Systems ............................... 2-50
All-Wheel Drive
(AWD) Operation ............................. 5-16
AWD Warning light ................... 5-17
Ambient Temperature Display ........ 6-141
Antenna ............................................. 6-17
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ......... 5-7
Warning light ............................... 5-8
Appearance Care ............................... 8-52
Armrest Box .................................... 6-147
Audio System ................................... 6-17
Audio control switch .................. 6-58
Audio set .................................... 6-27
AUX mode ................................. 6-61
Operating tips for audio
system ........................................ 6-17
Safety certification ..................... 6-63
Automatic Transaxle
Driving tips ................................ 5-15
Fluid ........................................... 8-24
Manual shift mode ..................... 5-12
Shift-lock system ....................... 5-12
Transaxle ranges ......................... 5-11
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Battery
Emergency starting .................... 7-16
Maintenance ............................... 8-31
Specifications ............................. 10-4
Beeps
Ignition key reminder ................. 5-59
Lights-on reminder ..................... 5-59
Parking brake reminder .............. 5-59
Seat belt warning beep Sounds ... 5-58
Tire inflation pressure warning
beep ............................................ 5-59
Before Starting the Engine .................. 4-5
After getting in ............................. 4-5
Before getting in .......................... 4-5
Blind Spot Monitoring
(BSM) System .................................. 5-33
BSM OFF Indicator Light .......... 5-35
BSM OFF Switch ....................... 5-36
Care of Radar Sensors ................ 5-36
Warning Light/Beep ................... 5-35
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B
C
Bluetooth Hands-Free ..................... 6-116
Basic Bluetooth Hands-Free
Operation ................................. 6-120
Convenient Use of the Hands-Free
System ...................................... 6-123
Hands-Free Setting ................... 6-129
Mazda Bluetooth Hands-Free
Customer Service ..................... 6-136
Safety Certification .................. 6-136
When Bluetooth Hands-Free Cannot
be Used .................................... 6-135
Body Lubrication .............................. 8-27
Bottle Holder ................................... 6-146
Brake
Fluid ........................................... 8-23
Brakes
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) ..... 5-7
Brakes assist ................................. 5-9
Foot brake .................................... 5-5
Pad wear indicator ........................ 5-9
Parking brake ............................... 5-6
Warning light ............................... 5-7
Break-In Period ................................... 4-6
Bulb Replacement ............................. 8-37
Child Restraint
Child restraint precautions ......... 2-34
Installing child-restraint
systems ....................................... 2-38
LATCH child-restraint
systems ....................................... 2-45
Child Safety Locks for Rear Doors ... 3-30
Climate Control System ...................... 6-2
Gas specifications ...................... 10-5
Clock ............................................... 6-141
Coin Box ......................................... 6-147
Courtesy Lights ............................... 6-139
Cruise Control ................................... 5-19
Cup Holder ...................................... 6-144
Customer Assistance ........................... 9-2
C
Capacities .......................................... 10-5
Carbon Monoxide ............................... 4-4
Cargo Securing Loops .................... 6-147
Cargo Sub-Compartment ................ 6-148
Catalytic Converter ............................. 4-3
Cell Phones ....................................... 9-19
Center Console ................................ 6-147
D
Dashboard Illumination .................... 5-41
Daytime Running Lights ................... 5-63
Defroster
Mirror ......................................... 5-69
Rear window .............................. 5-69
Dimensions ....................................... 10-5
Door Locks ....................................... 3-27
Driving In Flooded Area ................... 4-11
Driving on Uneven Road .................. 4-13
Driving Tips ........................................ 4-6
Automatic transaxle ................... 5-15
Break-in period ............................ 4-6
Driving in flooded area .............. 4-11
Driving on uneven road ............. 4-13
Hazardous driving ........................ 4-7
Money-saving suggestions ........... 4-6
Rocking the vehicle ...................... 4-9
Winter driving ............................ 4-10
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Index
D
F
Dynamic Stability Control
(DSC)/Roll Stability Control
(RSC) ................................................ 5-25
TCS/DSC/RSC Indicator light.... 5-26
Fluids
Classification .............................. 10-4
Owner maintenance ................... 8-16
Fog Lights ......................................... 5-64
Front ........................................... 5-64
Foot Brake .......................................... 5-5
Front Seats
(Electrically Operated Seats) ............... 2-5
Front Seats
(Manually Operated Seats) ................. 2-2
Fuel
Filler lid and cap ........................ 3-44
Gauge ......................................... 5-41
Requirements (Gasoline engine)... 4-2
Tank capacity ............................. 10-5
Fuses ................................................. 8-44
Panel description ........................ 8-47
Replacement ............................... 8-44
E
Emergency Starting ........................... 7-16
Jump-starting .............................. 7-16
Push-starting .............................. 7-18
Emergency Towing ........................... 7-19
Emission Control System
(Gasoline Engine) ............................... 4-3
Engine
Coolant ....................................... 8-21
Exhaust gas .................................. 4-4
Hood release .............................. 3-46
Oil .............................................. 8-19
Overheating ................................ 7-14
Starting ......................................... 5-4
Engine Compartment Overview ........ 8-18
Engine Coolant
Overheating ................................ 7-14
Engine Coolant Temperature
Gauge ................................................ 5-40
Exhaust Gas ........................................ 4-4
Exterior Care ..................................... 8-54
F
Flasher
Hazard warning .......................... 5-70
Headlights .................................. 5-60
Flat Tire ............................................... 7-3
Changing ...................................... 7-8
Spare tire and tool storage ............ 7-3
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Glove Box ....................................... 6-147
H
Hazard Warning Flasher .................... 5-70
Hazardous Driving .............................. 4-7
Headlights
Control ....................................... 5-60
Flashing ...................................... 5-62
High-low beam .......................... 5-62
Leveling ..................................... 5-62
On reminder ............................... 5-62
HomeLink Wireless Control
System .............................................. 5-71
Hood Release .................................... 3-46
Horn .................................................. 5-70
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I
L
Ignition
Keys ........................................... 3-21
Switch .......................................... 5-2
Illuminated Entry System ............... 6-138
Immobilizer System
(with Advanced Key) ........................ 3-50
Immobilizer System
(without Advanced Key) ................... 3-53
Indicator Lights ................................. 5-43
BSM OFF ................................... 5-57
Cruise ......................................... 5-57
Headlight high-beam .................. 5-56
Security ...................................... 5-55
Shift position .............................. 5-56
TCS OFF .................................... 5-57
TCS/DSC ................................... 5-56
Turn-signal/hazard warning ....... 5-58
Information Display ........................ 6-140
Ambient temperature display .... 6-141
Audio display ........................... 6-142
Climate control display ............ 6-142
Clock ........................................ 6-141
Information display functions... 6-140
Trip computer ........................... 6-142
Instrument Cluster ............................. 5-38
Interior Care ...................................... 8-57
Interior Lights ................................. 6-138
Label Information ............................. 10-2
Lane-Change Signals ........................ 5-63
Liftgate .............................................. 3-30
Light Bulbs
Replacement ............................... 8-37
Specifications ............................. 10-6
Lighting Control ............................... 5-60
Lubricant Quality .............................. 10-4
Luggage Compartment Light .......... 6-139
J
Odometer and Trip Meter .................. 5-39
Outside Mirrors ................................. 3-58
Overhead Console ........................... 6-146
Overhead Lights .............................. 6-138
Overheating ....................................... 7-14
Overloading ...................................... 4-12
Jump-Starting .................................... 7-16
K
Keyless Entry System ....................... 3-22
Keys .................................................. 3-21
M
Maintenance
Introduction .................................. 8-2
Owner maintenance
precautions ................................. 8-17
Owner maintenance schedule ..... 8-16
Scheduled ..................................... 8-3
Map Lights ...................................... 6-139
Mirror Defroster ................................ 5-69
Mirrors
Outside mirrors .......................... 3-58
Rearview mirror ......................... 3-59
Money-Saving Suggestions ................ 4-6
Moonroof .......................................... 3-47
O
P
Paint Damage .................................... 8-52
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P
S
Parking Brake ..................................... 5-6
Parking in an Emergency .................... 7-2
Power Door Locks ............................ 3-28
Power Liftgate ................................... 3-32
Power Outlet ................................... 6-151
Power Steering .................................. 5-16
Fluid ........................................... 8-24
Power Windows ................................ 3-37
Push-Starting ..................................... 7-18
Seat Belt System
3-point type ................................ 2-23
Automatic locking ...................... 2-22
Belt minder ................................. 2-32
Center-rear lap/shoulder ............. 2-27
Emergency locking .................... 2-21
Extender ..................................... 2-31
Pregnant women ........................ 2-21
Pretensioner and load limiting .... 2-25
Seat belt precautions .................. 2-19
Warning light/beep ..................... 2-32
Seats
Front seat
(Electrically operated seats) ......... 2-5
Front seat
(Manually operated seats) ............ 2-2
Seat warmer ................................ 2-17
Second-row seats ....................... 2-10
Third-row seat ............................ 2-15
Second-Row Seats ............................ 2-10
Security System
Immobilizer system
(without advanced key) .............. 3-53
Immobilizer system
(with advanced key) ................... 3-50
Theft-deterrent system ............... 3-55
Service Publications .......................... 9-46
Shopping Bag Hook ........................ 6-148
Side Extension Sunvisors ................ 6-137
Spare Tire and Tool Storage ................ 7-3
Specifications .................................... 10-4
Speedometer ...................................... 5-39
Starting the Engine .............................. 5-4
Steering Wheel .................................. 3-58
Horn ........................................... 5-70
R
Rear Door Child Safety Locks .......... 3-30
Rear Entertainment System ............... 6-64
Before operation ......................... 6-76
Country code list ...................... 6-107
Language code list ................... 6-105
Sound output .............................. 6-82
Rear Window Defroster .................... 5-69
Rear Window Washer ....................... 5-68
Rear Window Wiper .......................... 5-68
Rearview Mirror ................................ 3-59
Recreational Towing ......................... 7-22
Registering Your Vehicle in A Foreign
Country ............................................. 9-17
Rocking the Vehicle ............................ 4-9
Roll-over ............................................. 4-8
S
Safety Defects, Reporting ................. 9-44
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S
T
Storage Compartments .................... 6-146
Armrest box ............................. 6-147
Cargo securing loops ................ 6-147
Cargo sub-compartment ........... 6-148
Center console .......................... 6-147
Coin box ................................... 6-147
Glove box ................................. 6-147
Overhead console ..................... 6-146
Shopping bag hook .................. 6-148
Sunshade ........................................... 3-49
Sunvisors ........................................ 6-137
Towing
Description ................................. 7-19
Emergency towing ..................... 7-19
Recreational towing ................... 7-22
Trailer towing
(Except Mexico) ......................... 4-14
Traction Control System (TCS) ........ 5-22
TCS OFF indicator light ............ 5-23
TCS OFF switch ........................ 5-24
TCS/DSC indicator light ............ 5-23
Trailer Towing .................................. 4-14
Trip Meter ......................................... 5-39
Turn and Lane-Change Signals ......... 5-63
T
Tachometer ........................................ 5-40
Temporary Spare Tire ....................... 8-35
Theft-Deterrent System ..................... 3-55
Third-Row Seat ................................. 2-15
Tiedown
Hook .......................................... 7-20
Tire Information ................................ 9-24
Tire Pressure Monitoring System ...... 5-27
System error activation .............. 5-31
Tire pressure monitoring system
warning light .............................. 5-29
Tires and wheels ......................... 5-31
Tires
Flat Tire ........................................ 7-3
Inflation pressure ........................ 8-33
Replacement ............................... 8-34
Rotation ...................................... 8-34
Snow tires .................................. 4-10
Spare tire and tool storage ............ 7-3
Specifications ............................. 10-6
Tire chains .................................. 4-10
Uniform tire quality grading system
(UTQGS) ................................... 9-22
Tool ..................................................... 7-3
V
Vanity Mirrors ................................. 6-137
Vehicle Information Labels ............... 10-2
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Warning Lights ................................. 5-43
ABS ............................................ 5-46
Air bag system ........................... 5-48
Automatic transaxle ................... 5-51
AWD .......................................... 5-51
Brake system .............................. 5-45
Charging system ......................... 5-47
Check engine .............................. 5-47
Check fuel cap ........................... 5-49
Door-ajar .................................... 5-51
Engine oil pressure ..................... 5-47
Front seat belt pretensioner
system ........................................ 5-48
KEY Warning Light
(Red)/KEY Indicator Light
(Green) ....................................... 5-54
Low fuel ..................................... 5-49
Low washer fluid level ............... 5-51
Powertrain malfunction/reduced
power .......................................... 5-48
Seat belt ...................................... 5-49
Tire pressure monitoring
system ........................................ 5-52
Warranty ............................................ 9-13
Washer Fluid ..................................... 8-26
Weights ............................................. 10-5
Wheel Replacement .......................... 8-36
Windows
Power windows .......................... 3-37
Windshield Washer ........................... 5-68
Windshield Wipers ............................ 5-65
Blades replacement .................... 8-27
Winter Driving .................................. 4-10
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