Quick Guide This Quick Guide is provided as a simple explanation of how to operate some of the features equipped on your Mazda MX-5. Essential Safety Equipment 1 Before Driving 2 When Driving 10 Interior Features 21 Maintenance and Care 22 If Trouble Arises 22 The meaning for each of the symbols used in the Quick Guide is as follows: Detailed explanation pertaining to some information. Essential Safety Equipment Seat Operation The following seat adjustment functions for the manual seats are available. Seat Slide Height Adjustment for Front Edges of Seat Bottom (Driver's Seat) Seat Recline Active Bonnet In the unlikely event that the vehicle were to hit a pedestrian and a certain amount of impact is applied to the front of the vehicle, impact to the head of the pedestrian if it were to hit the bonnet is lessened by the rear area of the bonnet raising instantly to maintain a wide space between it and the parts in the engine compartment. If the sensor installed to the back of the front bumper detects a certain amount of impact by a collision with a pedestrian or other obstruction while the vehicle is being driven at a speed sufficient to activate the system, the system is activated and the bonnet is raised. Actuator Sensor Active bonnet warning light Electronic control unit For details, refer to Section 2, “Seats”, “Active Bonnet”. 1 Before Driving Operational Range The advanced keyless system operates only when the driver is in the vehicle or within operational range while the key is being carried. Exterior aerial 80cm (31in) 80cm (31in) 80cm (31in) Operational range Locking, Unlocking with Request Switch Both doors and the boot lid, fuel-filler flap can be locked/unlocked by pressing the request switch while the key is being carried. Request switch Steering Wheel Adjustment 1. Stop the vehicle, and then pull down the lock release lever under the steering column. 2. Tilt the steering wheel to the desired positions, then push the lever up to lock the column. 3. Attempt to push the steering wheel up and down to make sure it's locked before driving. Lock release lever 2 For details, refer to Section 3, “Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System”, “Doors and Locks” or “Steering Wheel”. Before Driving Outside Mirrors 1. Rotate the mirror switch to the left or right to choose the left or right side mirror. 2. Press the mirror switch in the appropriate direction. Centre position Mirror switch Rearview Mirror Auto-dimming mirror The auto-dimming mirror automatically reduces glare of headlights from vehicles at the rear when the ignition is switched ON. Press the ON/OFF button to cancel the automatic dimming function. The indicator light will turn off. ON/OFF button To reactivate the automatic dimming function, press the Indicator light ON/OFF button . The indicator light will illuminate. Operation of the Power Windows Both windows can also be operated using the master control switches on the driver's door. To open the window to the desired position, lightly hold down the switch. To close the window to the desired position, lightly pull up the switch. Master control switches Close Driver's window Open Passenger's window For details, refer to Section 3, “Mirrors” or “Windows”. 3 Before Driving Fuel Requirements and Capacities Fuel Research Octane Number Premium unleaded fuel (Conforming to EN 228 and within E10)*1 95 or above Regular unleaded fuel 90 or above Capacity 45.0 L (11.9 US gal, 9.90 Imp gal) *1 Europe Fuel-Filler Flap and Cap Fuel-Filler Flap When the fuel-filler flap end is pressed with the doors unlocked, the fuel-filler flap rises. To close, press the fuel-filler flap until a click sound is heard. Fuel-Filler Cap To remove the fuel-filler cap, turn it anticlockwise. Attach the removed cap to the inner side of the fuel flap. To close the fuel-filler cap, turn it clockwise until a click is heard. 4 For details, refer to Section 3, “Fuel and Emission”. Open Close Before Driving Convertible Top (Soft Top) Top latch assembly Convertible top Convertible top's handles Lowering the Convertible Top 1. Make sure the parking brake is applied. 2. If the engine is running, turn it off. 3. Make sure there are no objects which have been placed in the area where the convertible top is to be retracted. 4. With the lock release button depressed forward, pull back the top latch lever to unlock it. Lock release button Top latch 5. Remove the striker from the anchor. Striker Anchor For details, refer to Section 3, “Convertible Top (Soft Top)”. 5 Before Driving Lowering the Convertible Top 6. Standing outside of the vehicle, hold the convertible top along the front edge and pull it toward the vehicle rear. Front edge 7. Move the convertible top rearward and fold it while pressing the rear glass lightly with your hand. 8. With the back end of the convertible top pressed, press the front end until a latch sound is heard. Lightly rock the retracted convertible top to make sure it is securely locked. 6 For details, refer to Section 3, “Convertible Top (Soft Top)”. Before Driving Raising the Convertible Top 1. Make sure the parking brake is applied. 2. If the engine is running, turn it off. 3. Pull up the unlock lever to disengage the lock. Unlock Lever 4. Standing outside of the vehicle, hold the convertible top along the front edge and pull it towards the vehicle front. Front edge 5. Sitting in a seat, grasp the convertible top's handles, and press the convertible top against the windscreen. Make sure the striker engages with the anchor, move the top latch slowly, and then push the top latch upward until a latch sound is heard. Convertible tops handles Striker Anchor For details, refer to Section 3, “Convertible Top (Soft Top)”. 7 Before Driving Convertible Top (Retractable Fastback) The Retractable fastback opens/closes electrically by operating switches in the vehicle. When opening/closing the roof and window glass operate together. The front roof is stored in the storage area under rear roof. Front roof Rear roof Operation Conditions If the following conditions have been satisfied, the roof can be opened/closed. • The ignition is switched ON. • Shift/selector lever is in a position other than R (reverse). • Vehicle speed is 10 km/h (6.2 mph) or less. • The boot lid is closed. Opening the Roof 1. Park on a hard, level surface off the right-of-way and firmly set the parking brake. 2. Put a vehicle with an automatic transmission in Park (P), a manual transmission in Neutral. 3. Apply the parking brake with the brake pedal depressed. 4. Start the Engine. NOTE Do not open/close the roof with the engine stopped. Otherwise the vehicle's battery power could be depleted. 5. Continue pressing the retractable fastback switch in the open direction until the roof is completely open. 8 For details, refer to Section 3, “Convertible Top (Retractable Fastback)”. Before Driving Closing the Roof 1. Park on a hard, level surface off the right-ofway and firmly set the parking brake. 2. Put a vehicle with an automatic transmission in Park (P), a manual transmission in Neutral. 3. Apply the parking brake with the brake pedal depressed. 4. Start the Engine. NOTE Do not open/close the roof with the engine stopped. Otherwise the vehicle's battery power could be depleted. 5. Slightly slide the seats back if they are in the foremost position. 6. Continue pressing the retractable fastback switch in the close direction until the rear roof is completely closed. Operation Indication Roof operation display The roof operation status is indicated on the multi-information display. The following table shows display examples when opening the roof: Operation Before operation Roof status Roof closed Operation complete During operation Rear roof opened Rear roof opened Front roof opened Rear roof opened Front roof stored Rear roof closed Indication For details, refer to Section 3, “Convertible Top (Retractable Fastback)”. 9 When Driving Starting the Engine 1. Make sure the parking brake is on. 2. Continue to press the brake pedal firmly until the engine has completely started. 3. (Manual transmission) Continue to press the clutch pedal firmly until the engine has completely started. (Automatic transmission) Push button start Put the vehicle in park (P). If you must restart the engine while the vehicle is moving, shift into neutral (N). 4. Press the push button start after both the KEY indicator light (green) in the instrument cluster and the push button start indicator light (green) illuminate. Indicator light Turning the Engine Off 1. Stop the vehicle completely. 2. (Manual transmission) Shift into neutral and set the parking brake. (Automatic transmission) Shift the selector lever to the P position and set the parking brake. 3. Press the push button start to turn off the engine. The ignition position is off. 10 For details, refer to Section 4, “Start/Stop Engine”. When Driving Operation of i-stop Function The i-stop function automatically stops the engine when the vehicle is stopped at a traffic light or stuck in traffic, and then restarts the engine automatically to resume driving. The system provides improved fuel economy, reduced exhaust gas emissions, and eliminates idling noise while the engine is stopped. Engine idle stopping and restarting NOTE • The i-stop indicator light (green) turns on under the following conditions: • When engine idling is stopped. • (Except European model) Engine idling stop conditions are met while the vehicle is being driven. • The i-stop indicator light (green) turns off when the engine is restarted. Manual transmission 1. Stop the vehicle by depressing the brake pedal and then the clutch pedal. 2. While depressing the clutch pedal, shift the shift lever to the neutral position. Engine idling stops after the clutch pedal is released. 3. The engine restarts automatically when the clutch pedal is depressed. Automatic transmission 1. Engine idling stops when the brake pedal is depressed while the vehicle is driven (except for driving in the R or M position second gear fixed mode) and the vehicle is stopped. 2. The engine restarts automatically when the brake pedal is released with the selector lever in the D or M position (not in second gear fixed mode). 3. If the selector lever is in the N or P position, the engine does not restart when the brake pedal is released. The engine restarts when the brake pedal is depressed again or the selector lever is shifted to the D, M (not in second gear fixed mode) or the R position. (For the purposes of safety, always keep the brake pedal depressed when shifting the selector lever while engine idling is stopped.) For details, refer to Section 4, “Start/Stop Engine”. 11 When Driving i-stop OFF Switch By pressing the switch until a beep sounds, the i-stop function is turned off and the i-stop warning light (amber) in the instrument cluster turns on. By pressing the switch again until the beep sounds, the i-stop function becomes operational and the i-stop warning light (amber) turns off. i-stop indicator light (green)/i-stop warning light (amber) i-stop indicator light (green) • The light turns on while engine idling is stopped and turns off when the engine is restarted. • (Except European model) Engine idling stop conditions are met while the vehicle is being driven. i-stop warning light (amber) • The light turns on when the ignition is switched ON and turns off when the engine is started. • The light turns on when the i-stop OFF switch is pressed and the system is turned off. i-stop Warning Beep If the driver's door is opened while engine idling is stopped, the warning sound operates to notify the driver that engine idling is stopped. It stops when the driver's door is closed. 12 For details, refer to Section 4, “Start/Stop Engine”. When Driving Warning Indication/Warning Lights These lights turn on or flash to notify the user of the system operation status or a system malfunction. Signal Signal Warning 1 Brake System Warning Light 2 Charging System Warning Indication/Warning Light Warning 20 High Beam Control System (HBC) Warning Indication/Warning Light 21 Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) Warning Indication 3 Engine Oil Warning Light 4 High Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Indication/Warning Light Power Steering Malfunction Indicator Light Master Warning Indication/ Warning Light 22 Retractable Fastback Warning Indication 23 LED Headlight Warning Light 24 Seat Belt Warning Light 7 Electric Vacuum Pump Warning Light 25 Door-Ajar Warning Light 8 ABS Warning Light 26 Door-Ajar Warning Indication 9 Check Engine Light 27 Boot lid-Ajar Warning Indication 10 i-stop Warning Light 11 i-ELOOP Warning Indication/ Warning Light 28 Low Fuel Warning Indication/ Warning Light Automatic Transmission Warning Indication/Warning Light 29 120 km/h Warning Light 12 30 Low Washer Fluid Level Warning Indication/Warning Light 13 Air Bag/Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light 14 Active Bonnet Warning Light 15 Tyre Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light 16 Flat Tyre Warning Light 17 KEY Warning Indication/ Warning Light 18 KEY Warning Indication 19 Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) Warning Indication/ Warning Light 5 6 For details, refer to Section 4, “Instrument Cluster and Display”. 13 When Driving Indication/Indicator Lights These lights turn on or flash to notify the user of the system operation status or a system malfunction. Signal Signal Indicator Lights Indicator Lights Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) OFF Indicator Light Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) OFF Indicator Light 1 Passenger Air Bag Deactivation Indicator Light 20 2 KEY Indicator/Indicator Light 21 3 Security Indicator Light 22 4 Retractable Fastback Operation Indicator Light Adjustable Speed Limiter Main Indication/Indicator Light 23 Adjustable Speed Limiter Set Indication/Indicator Light 24 Cruise Main Indication/ Indicator Light 25 Cruise Set Indication/Indicator Light 5 i-stop Indicator Light 6 i-ELOOP Indicator/Indicator Light 7 Vehicle Speed Alarm Indication 8 Wrench Indication/Indicator Light 9 Low Engine Coolant Temperature Indicator Light 10 Shift Position Indication 11 Lights-On Indicator Light 12 Headlight High-Beam Indicator Light 13 Rear Fog Light Indicator Light 14 Direction Indicator/Hazard Warning Indicator Lights 15 TCS/DSC Indicator Light 16 DSC OFF Indicator Light 17 Select Mode Indication 18 19 14 Tyre Pressure Monitoring System Indication High Beam Control System (HBC) Indicator Light For details, refer to Section 4, “Instrument Cluster and Display”. When Driving Automatic Transmission Controls Various Lockouts: Lock-release button Indicates that you must depress the brake pedal and hold in the lock-release button to shift (The ignition must be switched ON). Indicates the selector lever can be shifted freely into any position. Indicates that you must hold in the lock-release button to shift. Drive Selection Drive selection is a system to switch the vehicle's drive mode. When the sport mode is selected, vehicle's response against accelerator operation is enhanced. Use the sport mode when higher vehicle response is required such as merging onto expressway or accelerating to overtake. Drive Selection Switch 1. Press the drive selection switch forward (“ ”) to select the sport mode. 2. Pull the drive selection switch back (“ ”) to cancel the sport mode. Select Mode Indication When the sport mode is selected, the select mode indication turns on in the instrument cluster. For details, refer to Section 4, “Transmission”, “Drive Selection”. 15 When Driving Operation of the Headlights Without auto-light control With auto-light control Operation of the Windscreen Wipers With intermittent wiper With auto-wiper control Switch Less sensitivity Centre position Higher sensitivity Switch Position Wiper operation Operation while pulling up lever Stop Intermittent (With intermittent wiper) Auto control (With auto-wiper control) Low speed High speed 16 For details, refer to Section 4, “Switches and Controls”. When the wiper lever is in the position, the rain sensor senses the amount of rainfall on the windscreen and turns the wipers on or off automatically. When Driving i-ACTIVSENSE i-ACTIVSENSE is a collective term covering a series of advanced safety and driver support systems which make use of a Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) and radar sensors. Because each system has its limitations, always drive carefully and do not rely solely on the systems. Driver awareness support systems Nighttime visibility • Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) • High-Beam Control system (HBC) Left/right side and rear side detection • Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) • Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) Rear obstruction detection when leaving a parking space • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) Driver support system Speed control • Adjustable Speed Limiter For details, refer to Section 4, “i-ACTIVSENSE”. 17 When Driving i-ELOOP System i-ELOOP is a regenerative braking system. When you depress the brake pedal or use engine braking, the kinetic energy that occurs is converted to electrical energy by the power generator and the converted electrical energy is stored in the rechargeable battery (capacitor and battery). The stored electricity is used as power to charge the battery and the vehicle's electrical devices. • A variable voltage alternator is incorporated in the power generator which converts the kinetic energy to electricity and can generate electricity efficiently according to the vehicle conditions. • A capacitor is used to store large amounts of electricity instantly which can be utilized quickly. • A DC-DC converter is incorporated which steps down the stored electricity to voltage useable by the vehicle's electrical devices. Kinetic energy Electrical power Battery Accelerator OFF Energy regeneration Charge Power Engine Variable voltage alternator DC-DC converter Vehicle electric devices Capacitor Tyre Battery Accelerator ON Power Vehicle electric devices Engine DC-DC converter Variable voltage alternator Tyre 18 Capacitor For details, refer to Section 4, “i-ELOOP”. When Driving i-ELOOP System DC-DC converter Variable voltage alternator Capacitor CAUTION High-current electricity flows through the following parts, therefore do not touch them. • Variable voltage alternator • DC-DC converter • Capacitor Control Status Display The i-ELOOP power generating status is displayed in the audio display. Indication on display Control status Displays the level of electricity generated by regenerative braking. Displays the amount of the electricity stored in the rechargeable battery. Displays the status of the electricity stored in the rechargeable battery and being supplied to the electrical devices (whole vehicle in display is illuminated simultaneously). For details, refer to Section 4, “i-ELOOP”, “Fuel Economy Monitor”. 19 When Driving Tyre Pressure Monitoring System Vehicle with Conventional Tyres The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) monitors the air pressure of all four tyres. If the air pressure of one or more tyres is too low, the system warns the driver by indicating the tyre pressure monitoring system warning light in the instrument cluster and operating a beep sound. In the following cases, system initialization must be performed so that the system operates normally. • A tyre pressure is adjusted. • Tyre rotation is performed. • A tyre or wheel is replaced. • The tyre pressure monitoring system warning light is illuminated. Vehicle with Run-flat Tyres The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) monitors the pressure for each tyre. If tyre pressure is too low in one or more tyres, the system will inform the driver via the warning light in the instrument cluster and by the warning beep sound. 20 For details, refer to Section 4, “Tyre Pressure Monitoring System”. Interior Features Air-conditioning System (Fully Automatic Type) Temperature control dial A/C switch Fan control dial Air intake selector switch Mode selector dial Rear window defogger switch Operation of Automatic Air-conditioning 1. Set the mode selector dial to the AUTO position. 2. Set the air intake selector to the outside air position (indicator light turned off). 3. Set the fan control dial to the AUTO position. 4. Press the A/C switch to operate the air-conditioning (turn indicator light on). 5. Set the temperature control dial to the desired position. 6. To turn off the system, set the fan control dial to the 0 position. For details, refer to Section 5, “Air-Conditioning System”. 21 Maintenance and Care/If Trouble Arises Owner Maintenance Precautions Routine Service We highly recommend that these items be inspected daily, or at least every week. • Engine Oil Level • Engine Coolant Level • Brake and Clutch Fluid Level • Washer Fluid Level • Battery Maintenance • Tyre Inflation Pressure If Trouble Arises • Flat Tyre Either run-flat tyres or conventional tyres are equipped on your Mazda depending on the specification, therefore the procedure for repairing a flat tyre differs depending on the type of tyre. Before driving, make sure which type of tyre is equipped on your Mazda. If you cannot identify your tyre type, consult an expert repairer, we recommend an Authorised Mazda Repairer. • Overheating 1. Drive safely to the side of the road and park off the right-of-way. 2. Check whether coolant or steam is escaping from the engine compartment. If steam is coming from the engine compartment: Do not go near the front of the vehicle. Stop the engine. Wait until the steam dissipates, then open the bonnet and start the engine. If neither coolant nor steam is escaping: Open the bonnet and idle the engine until it cools. • Towing Description We recommend that towing be done only by an expert repairer, we recommend an Authorised Mazda Repairer or a commercial tow-truck service. • Warning Lights and Warning Sounds If a warning light illuminates or flashes or a warning sound is heard, check for details concerning the warning light or sound in this guide. If the problem cannot be resolved, contact an Authorised Mazda Repairer. 22 For details, refer to Section 6/7, “Owner Maintenance”, “Flat Tyre”, “Overheating”, “Emergency Towing” or “Warning/Indicator Lights and Warning Sounds”.