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Warning and control lights
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Summary of Contents

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    Introduction Instrument Cluster Warning and control lights Gauges Entertainment Systems AM/FM stereo AM/FM stereo with single CD AM/FM stereo with CD AM/FM stereo cassette with single CD Climate Controls Heater only Manual heating and air conditioning Lights Headlamps Turn signal control Bulb replacement Driver Controls Windshield wiper/washer control...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Seating and Safety Restraints Seating Safety restraints Air bags Child restraints Driving Starting Brakes Transmission operation Vehicle loading Trailer towing Roadside Emergencies Getting roadside assistance Hazard flasher switch Fuel pump shut-off switch Fuses and relays Changing tires Jump starting Wrecker towing Customer Assistance...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Mazda Motor Corporation. Mazda may change the contents without notice and without incurring obligation. Copyright © 2002 Mazda Motor Corporation...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    The more you know and understand about your vehicle the greater the safety and pleasure you will derive from driving For more information on Mazda Motor Corporation and its products visit the following website: In the United States: www.mazdausa.com In Canada: www.mazda.ca...

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    Introduction SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION Warning symbols in this guide How can you reduce the risk of personal injury and prevent possible damage to others, your vehicle and its equipment? In this guide, answers to such questions are contained in comments highlighted by the warning triangle symbol.

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    Introduction SPECIAL NOTICES Emission warranty The New Vehicle Limited Warranty includes Bumper to Bumper Coverage, Safety Restraint Coverage and Corrosion Coverage. In addition, your vehicle is eligible for Emissions Defect and Emissions Performance Warranties. For a detailed description of what is covered and what is not covered, refer to the Warranty Guide that is provided to you along with your Owner’s Guide.

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    Using your vehicle with a snowplow WARNING: Do not use this vehicle for snowplowing. Using your vehicle as an ambulance WARNING: Do not use this vehicle as an ambulance. Your vehicle is not equipped with the Mazda Ambulance Preparation Package. Introduction...

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    Introduction These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle. Vehicle Symbol Glossary Safety Alert Protecting the Environment Air Bag-Front Child Seat Child Seat Tether Anchorage Anti-Lock Brake System Traction Control Hazard Warning Flasher Fuse Compartment Windshield Wash/Wipe Rear Window Defrost/Demist See Owner’s Guide...

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    Level Engine Air Filter Jack INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GUIDE The information found in this guide was accurate at the time of printing. Mazda may change the contents without notice. Introduction Panic Alarm System Feature Engine Coolant Do Not Open When Hot...

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    Instrument Cluster Instrument panel dimmer control (pg. 74) Headlamp control (pg. 73) CHECK GAGE CHECK ENGINE CHECK FUEL BRAKE Turn signal and wiper/washer control Driver air bag (pg. 75) Parking brake release (pg. 157) Instrument cluster (pg. 12) DOOR AJAR 60 70 0 0 0 RPMx1000...

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    Audio system 4wd control* (pg. 21) (pg. 167) PUSH HIGH TONE TONE VOL PASSENGER AIRBAG Passenger air bag deactivate switch (pg. 128) Instrument Cluster Auxiliary power point (pg. 84) SEEK TUNE AM/FM Fog lamp control (pg. 73) Climate control system (pg.

  • Page 12: Instrument Cluster

    Instrument Cluster WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES Warning lights and gauges can alert you to a vehicle condition that may become serious enough to cause expensive repairs. A warning light may illuminate when a problem exists with one of your vehicle’s functions. Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure the bulb works.

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    should turn off. (A driving cycle consists of a cold engine startup followed by mixed city/highway driving.) No additional vehicle service is required. If the light remains on, have your vehicle serviced at the first available opportunity. CHECK NOTE: The light will illuminate if vehicle refueling is conducted ENGINE with the engine running.

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    Instrument Cluster level or a brake system malfunction and the brake system should be serviced immediately by a qualified technician. Refer to Brakes in the Driving chapter for more information. WARNING: Illumination after releasing the parking brake indicates low brake fluid level and the brake system should be inspected immediately.

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    Instrument Cluster Passenger Air bag Deactivation switch warning light Illuminates to warn that the passenger air bag is deactivated, refer to Passenger Air Bag ON/OFF Switch in the Seating and Safety chapter. Charging system Illuminates when the battery is not charging properly.

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    Instrument Cluster O/D off Illuminates when the overdrive function has been turned OFF using the transmission control switch (TCS). If the light does not come on or the light flashes steadily, have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible, damage to the transmission could occur.

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    Instrument Cluster Four wheel drive low (if equipped) Illuminates when four-wheel drive low is engaged. If the light continues to flash have the system serviced. Safety belt warning chime Sounds to remind you to fasten your safety belts. BeltMinder chime Sounds intermittently to remind you to fasten your safety belts.

  • Page 18: Gauges

    Instrument Cluster GAUGES Engine coolant temperature gauge Indicates the temperature of the engine coolant. At normal operating temperature, the needle remains within the normal area (the area between the “H” and “C”). If it enters the red section, the engine is overheating. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, switch off the engine immediately and let the engine cool.

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    Check the oil level. Add oil if needed (refer to Engine oil in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter). If the oil level is correct, have your vehicle checked by your authorized Mazda dealership. Battery voltage gauge Indicates battery voltage.

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    Instrument Cluster Speedometer Indicates the current vehicle speed. Odometer Registers the total kilometers (miles) of the vehicle. Trip odometer Registers the kilometers (miles) of individual journeys. To reset, depress the control. Tachometer Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute. Driving with your tachometer pointer continuously at the top of the scale may damage the...

  • Page 21: Entertainment Systems, Am/fm Stereo

    AM/FM STEREO PUSH TONE Volume/power control Press the control to turn the audio system on or off. Turn the control to raise or lower volume. If the volume is set above a certain level and the ignition is turned off, the volume will come back on at a “nominal”...

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    Entertainment Systems AM/FM select The AM/FM select control works in radio mode. AM/FM select in radio mode This control allows you to select AM or FM frequency bands. Press the control to switch between AM, FM1 or FM2 memory preset stations. Tune adjust The tune control works in radio mode.

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    Radio station memory preset The radio is equipped with four station memory preset controls. These controls can be used to select up to four preset AM stations and eight FM stations (four in FM1 and four in FM2). Setting memory preset stations 1.

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    Entertainment Systems Speaker balance adjust Speaker sound distribution can be adjusted between the right and left speakers. Press the TONE control three times, then use the volume knob to adjust the desired level. Setting the clock Press CLK to toggle between listening frequencies and clock mode.

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    when the radio is turned on, and then revert to clock information. Any time that the media is changed, (new radio station, etc.), the media information will again display for ten seconds before reverting back to the clock. In media mode, the media information will always be displayed.

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    Entertainment Systems Turn the control to raise or lower volume. If the volume is set above a certain level and the ignition is turned off, the volume will come back on at a “nominal” listening level when the ignition switch is turned back on. AM/FM select The AM/FM select control works in radio and CD modes.

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    Seek function The seek function control works in radio or CD mode. Seek function in radio mode Press to find the next listenable station down the frequency band. Press to find the next listenable station up the frequency band. Seek function for CD mode Press to seek to the previous track of the current disc.

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    Entertainment Systems Setting memory preset stations 1. Select the frequency band with the AM/FM select control. 2. Select a station. Refer to Tune adjust or Seek function for more information on selecting a station. 3. Press and hold a memory preset control until the sound returns, indicating the station is held in memory on the control you selected.

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    Speaker balance adjust Speaker sound distribution can be adjusted between the right and left speakers. Speaker fade adjust Speaker sound can be adjusted between the front and rear speakers. CD select To begin CD play (if CD[s] are loaded), press the CD control. The first track of the disc will begin playing.

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    Entertainment Systems Fast forward The fast forward control works in CD mode. To fast forward in CD mode, press the CD control (preset 2). Pressing the control for less than three seconds results in slow forward action. Pressing the control for more than three seconds results in fast forward action.

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    Setting the clock Press CLK to toggle between listening frequencies and clock mode while in radio mode. To set the hour, press and hold the CLK control. Press the SEEK control: to decrease hours and to increase hours. To set the minute, press and hold the CLK control.

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    Entertainment Systems MACH MP3 MUSIC SYSTEM 1. ON/OFF and volume control 2. AM/FM control 3. Bass control 4. Treble control 5. Fade control 6. Balance control 7. Seek control 8. Scan control 9. Clock control 10. Tune/Directory control 11. CD control 12.

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    Volume/power control Press the control to turn the audio system on or off. Turn the control to raise or lower the volume. If the volume is set above a certain level and the ignition is turned off, the volume will come back on at a “nominal” listening level when the ignition switch is turned back on.

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    Entertainment Systems Press to move to the next frequency up the band. Hold for quick movement through the frequencies. When the top of the band is reached, the tuner will continue to select from the lowest frequency upward. When a radio frequency is in tune, the ST icon will appear in the display for stereo broadcasts.

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    Seek function in radio mode Press to find the next listenable station down the frequency band. Press to find the next listenable station up the frequency band. Seek function in CD, MP3 flat file and MP3 directory modes Press to select and play the previous track on the disc.

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    Entertainment Systems Scan function in CD mode Press SCN to engage scan mode and to hear a brief sampling of all tracks on the disc. The track number in the display will blink while the scan function is enabled. When the end of the disc is reached, the player will continue to scan from the first track forward.

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    Radio station memory preset The radio is equipped with six station memory preset controls. These controls can be used to select up to six preset AM stations and twelve FM stations (six in FM1 and six in FM2). Setting memory preset stations 1.

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    Entertainment Systems Bass adjust The bass adjust control allows you to increase or decrease the audio system’s bass output. Treble adjust The treble adjust control allows you to increase or decrease the audio system’s treble output. Speaker balance adjust Speaker sound distribution can be adjusted between the right and left speakers.

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    Playing a CD If a CD is already loaded, press the CD control. CD play will begin where it stopped last. If a CD is not already loaded, insert the CD into the system. CD will briefly appear in the display and then the first track on the disc will begin playing.

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    Entertainment Systems Press on the TUNE DIR control to advance to the next directory on the MP3 disc. If the current directory is the last directory on the disc, pressing select the first directory on the disc. Press and hold for fast selection. Press on TUNE DIR to revert to the previous directory on the MP3 disc.

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    Compression feature The compression feature works in CD, MP3 flat file mode and MP3 directory mode. Compression adjust brings soft and loud CD passages together for a more consistent listening level. Press the COMP control to activate compression adjust. The compression icon (c) will illuminate in the display while the compression function is enabled.

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    Entertainment Systems Press the SHUFFLE control to engage random play. SHF and then ON will briefly appear in the display. The player will then begin random play. To select another random track on the disc, press the SEEK control. Press SCN to scan through random tracks.

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    Press the SCN control to scan through random tracks in the current directory. The track number will flash in the display. The shuffle feature will remain enabled. To shuffle tracks in another directory, press on the TUNE DIR control to select the desired directory.

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    Entertainment Systems Repeat track function in MP3 flat file mode and MP3 directory mode. Press the REPEAT control to repeat the current track. The repeat icon will display and the current track will continue to repeat until the repeat function is disengaged. Press the REPEAT control again to disengage the feature.

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    Saving and naming MP3 files Your MACH MP3 music system supports discs containing up to 255 files in 255 directories. Discs containing more than 255 files will not play. Always save MP3 files with the .mp3 extension. The player recognizes an MP3 file by the .mp3 extension, so MP3 files saved with different extensions will not be played.

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    Entertainment Systems Volume/power control Press the control to turn the audio system on or off. Audio power can also be turned on by pressing the AM/FM select control or the TAPE/CD select control. Turn control to raise or lower volume. If the volume is set above a certain level and the ignition is turned off, the volume will come back on at a “nominal”...

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    Press to move to the next frequency up the band (whether or not a listenable station is located there). Hold for quick movement. Seek function The seek function control works in radio, tape or CD mode. Seek function in radio mode Press to find the next listenable station down the...

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    Entertainment Systems Radio station memory preset The radio is equipped with six station memory preset controls. These controls can be used to select up to six preset AM stations and twelve FM stations (six in FM1 and six in FM2). Setting memory preset stations 1.

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    Bass adjust The bass adjust control allows you to increase or decrease the audio system’s bass output. Press the BASS control then press: to decrease the bass output to increase the bass output. Treble adjust The treble adjust control allows you to increase or decrease the audio system’s treble output.

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    Entertainment Systems Tape/CD select To begin tape play (with a tape loaded into the audio system) while in the radio or CD mode, press the TAPE control. Press the button during rewind or fast forward to stop the rewind or fast forward function.

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    Eject function Press the EJ control to stop and eject a tape or CD. Dolby noise reduction Dolby noise reduction operates in tape mode. Dolby noise reduction reduces the amount of hiss and static during tape playback. Press the control to activate (and deactivate) the Dolby noise reduction.

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    Entertainment Systems Setting the clock To set the hour, press and hold the CLK control and press SEEK: to decrease hours and to increase hours. To set the minute, press and hold the CLK control and press TUNE: to decrease minutes and to increase minutes.

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    Mute mode Press the MUTE control to mute the playing media. Press the MUTE control again to return to the playing media. PREMIUM AM/FM STEREO IN DASH SIX CD RADIO DISC SHUF SCAN TUNE LOAD PUSH ON Volume/power control Press the control to turn the audio system on or off.

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    Entertainment Systems AM/FM select The AM/FM select control works in radio and CD modes. AM/FM select in radio mode This control allows you to select AM or FM frequency bands. Press the control to switch between AM, FM1 or FM2 memory preset stations. AM/FM select in CD mode Press this control to stop CD play and begin radio play.

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    Seek function in radio mode Press to find the next listenable station down the frequency band. SEEK DOWN will display. Press to find the next listenable station up the frequency band. SEEK UP will display. Seek function in CD mode Press to seek to the previous track of the current disc.

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    Entertainment Systems Starting autostore 1. Press and momentarily hold the AM/FM control. 2. AUTOSET will flash in the display as the frequency band is scrolled through. 3. When the six strongest stations are filled, the station stored in memory preset control 1 will start playing. If there are fewer than six strong stations available on the frequency band, the remaining memory preset controls will all store the last strong station available.

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    Due to technical incompatibility, certain recordable and re-recordable compact discs may not function correctly when used in Mazda CD players. Irregular shaped CDs, CDs with a scratch protection film attached, and CDs with homemade paper (adhesive) labels should not be inserted into the CD player.

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    Entertainment Systems Press the LOAD control. (You can choose which slot will be loaded by pressing the desired preset number. If you do not choose a slot, the system will choose the next available one.) Wait until the CD door opens. Load the CD into the player.

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    Entertainment Systems Rewind The rewind control works in CD modes. Press and hold the REW control until the desired selection is reached. If the beginning of the disc is reached, the CD will begin play at the first track. Release the control to disengage rewind mode.

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    Entertainment Systems Bass adjust The bass adjust control allows you to increase or decrease the audio system’s bass output. Press the BASS control. Use the SEL control to increase or decrease the amount of bass. Treble adjust The treble adjust control allows you to increase or decrease the audio system’s treble output.

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    While in FM mode, two menus are available. If RDS is turned OFF, you can access the following: SELECT HOURS — Refer to Setting the clock. SELECT MINUTES — Refer to Setting the clock. RDS OFF — Refer to Radio data system feature. If RDS is turned ON, you can access the following: TRAFFIC ON/OFF-Refer to Traffic announcements.

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    Entertainment Systems This feature also allows you to control the volume of traffic announcements. With the display reading TRAFFIC ON, adjust the volume using the volume control to the desired level. The volume level will show at the bottom of the display. Interrupting traffic announcements will be at the selected volume level.

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    Press the MENU control until TRAFFIC is displayed. Press the SEL control to engage the feature. The display will read TRAFFIC ON. This feature also allows you to control the volume of traffic announcements. With the display reading TRAFFIC ON, adjust the volume using the volume control to the desired level.

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    Entertainment Systems Show This feature allows you to select the type of RDS broadcast information the radio will regularly show in the display. With RDS activated, press the MENU control until SHOW is displayed. Use the SEL control to select TYPE (displays the RDS program type: rock, jazz, etc), NAME (displays the name of the radio station) or NONE (deactivates the RDS display).

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    MP3 DISC QUALITY FACTORS The MACH MP3 music system is designed for use with CD-DA (regular audio discs), CD-R and CD-RW discs. Discs must comply with ISO 9660 and Joliet standards. Several factors can effect disc playback quality: Disc capacity — Each disc contains about 650 MB of storage capacity. We do not recommend using high capacity discs containing 700MB of storage.

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    Due to technical incompatibility, certain recordable and re-recordable compact discs may not function correctly when used in Mazda CD players. Irregular shaped CDs, CDs with a scratch protection film attached, and CDs with homemade paper (adhesive) labels should not be inserted into the CD player.

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    The audio system automatically switches to single channel reception if it will improve the reception of a station normally received in stereo. AUDIO SYSTEM WARRANTIES AND SERVICE Refer to the Warranty Guide for audio system warranty information. If service is necessary, see your authorized Mazda dealership. Entertainment Systems...

  • Page 68: Climate Controls, Heater Only

    Climate Controls HEATER ONLY SYSTEM Fan speed control Controls the volume of air circulated in the vehicle. Temperature control knob Controls the temperature of the airflow inside the vehicle. On heater-only systems, the air cannot be cooled below the outside temperature.

  • Page 69: Manual Heating And Air Conditioning

    Operating tips In humid weather, place the climate control system in DEF before driving. This will reduce fogging on your windshield. Once the windshield has been cleared, select any desired position. To reduce humidity buildup inside the vehicle, do not drive with the climate control system in the OFF position.

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    Climate Controls Fan speed control Controls the volume of air circulated in the vehicle. Temperature control knob Controls the temperature of the airflow inside the vehicle. Mode Selector Control Controls the direction of the airflow to the inside of the vehicle. The air conditioning compressor can operate in all modes except .

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    Climate Controls OFF – Outside air is shut out and the fan will not operate. For short periods of time only, use this mode to prevent undesirable odors from entering the vehicle. (Panel and floor) – Distributes outside air through the instrument panel registers and the floor ducts.

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    Climate Controls Under snowy or dirty weather conditions, your vehicle’s climate control system should be left in the OFF position when the vehicle is parked. This allows the climate control system to be free from contamination of outside pollutants. If your vehicle has been parked with the windows closed during warm weather conditions, the air conditioner will perform more efficiently in cooling the vehicle if driven for two or three minutes with the windows open.

  • Page 73: Lights, Headlamps

    HEADLAMP CONTROL Rotate the headlamp control to the first position to turn on the parking lamps. Rotate to the second position to turn on the headlamps. FOG LAMP CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED) The fog lamps can only be turned on when the headlamp control is in the low beams position.

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    AIMING THE HEADLAMPS The headlamps on your vehicle are properly aimed at the assembly plant. If your vehicle has been in an accident the alignment of your headlamps should be checked by your authorized Mazda dealer.

  • Page 75: Turn Signal Control

    TURN SIGNAL CONTROL Push down to activate the left turn signal. Push up to activate the right turn signal. In vehicles equipped with daytime running lights, use of the turn signals will shut off the highbeams in daytime driving. COURTESY/READING LAMPS (IF EQUIPPED) The courtesy lamp lights when: any door is opened.

  • Page 76: Bulb Replacement

    To replace all instrument panel lights - see your dealer. Replacing the interior bulbs Check the operation of the following interior bulbs frequently: interior overhead lamp map lamp For bulb replacement, see an authorized Mazda dealer. Trade number 3157 AK (amber) 9003 3157K...

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    Replacing headlamp bulbs WARNING: Handling Halogen Bulbs: When a halogen bulb breaks, it is dangerous. These bulbs contain pressurized gas. If one is broken, it will explode and serious injuries could be caused by the flying glass. If the glass portion of the bulb is touched with bare hands, body oil could cause the bulb to overheat and explode when lit.

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    Lights To install the new bulb: Handle a halogen headlamp bulb carefully and keep out of children’s reach. Grasp the bulb only by its plastic base and do not touch the glass. The oil from your hands could cause the bulb to break the next time the headlamps are operated.

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    3. Remove screw(s) from lamp assembly. 4. Disengage lamp assembly (it has a snap fit). 5. Rotate bulb socket counterclockwise and remove from lamp assembly. 6. Carefully pull bulb straight out of socket and push in the new bulb. 7. Install the bulb socket in lamp assembly by turning clockwise.

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    Lights Replacing tail lamp/backup lamp bulbs The tail lamp/backup lamp bulbs are located in the same portion of the tail lamp assembly, one just below the other. Follow the same steps to replace either bulb: 1. Open the tailgate to expose the lamp assemblies.

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    3. Connect the electrical connector to the new fog lamp bulb. 4. Install the bulb socket in the fog lamp turning clockwise. Replacing high-mount brake lamp and cargo lamp bulbs The replacement of the high-mount brake lamp bulb and cargo lamp bulb is basically the same.

  • Page 82: Driver Controls, Windshield Wiper/washer Control

    Driver Controls WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER CONTROLS Rotate the windshield wiper control to the desired interval, low or high speed position. The bars of varying length are for intermittent wipers. When in this position rotate the control upward for fast intervals and downward for slow intervals.

  • Page 83

    Changing the wiper blades To replace the wiper blades: 1. Pull the wiper arm away from the windshield and lock into the service position. 2. Turn the blade at an angle from the wiper arm. Push the lock pin manually to release the blade and pull the wiper blade down toward the windshield to remove it from the arm.

  • Page 84

    Driver Controls WARNING: Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is moving. You could lose control of the vehicle. AUXILIARY POWER POINT Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your warranty.

  • Page 85: Power Windows

    POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED) Press and hold the rocker switches to open and close windows. Press the top portion of the rocker switch to close. Press the bottom portion of the rocker switch to open. One touch down Press AUTO completely down and release quickly.

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    Driver Controls AUTOMATIC DIMMING REAR VIEW MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED) Your vehicle is equipped with an inside rear view mirror with an auto-dimming function. The electronic day/night mirror will change from the normal state to the non-glare state when bright lights (glare) reach the inside rear view mirror.

  • Page 87

    OUTSIDE AIR TEMPERATURE Display operation of the mirror with the compass feature: Press the right button to toggle the display between the compass direction and no display. Display operation of mirror with temperature and compass feature: Press the right button once to display temperature °F and compass.

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    Driver Controls 3. To change the zone setting, push and hold the right button until ZONE appears in the display. 4. Press the right button repeatedly until desired compass zone number is displayed. The display will change back to the compass direction after 3 seconds when the button is not activated.

  • Page 89: Speed Control

    POWER MIRROR CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED) To adjust your mirrors: 1. Select to adjust the left mirror or to adjust the right mirror. 2. Move the control in the direction you wish to tilt the mirror. 3. Return to the center position to lock mirrors in place.

  • Page 90

    Driver Controls To turn speed control off Press OFF. NOTE: Once speed control is turned off or the ignition is switched off, the previously programmed set speed will be erased. To set a speed Press SET ACC. NOTE: For speed control to operate, the speed control must be ON and the vehicle speed must be greater than 48 km/h (30 mph).

  • Page 91

    To set a higher set speed Press and hold SET ACC. Release the control when the desired vehicle speed is reached or Press and release SET ACC to operate the Tap-Up function. Each press will increase the set speed by 1.6 km/h (1 mph) or Accelerate with your accelerator pedal.

  • Page 92

    Driver Controls To disengage speed control Depress the brake pedal or Depress the clutch pedal (if equipped). NOTE: Disengaging the speed control will not erase the previously programmed set speed. NOTE: Fully depressing the clutch pedal may cause a flare in engine RPM as the throttle is returned to idle.

  • Page 93

    To return to a previously set speed Press RSM. For RSM to operate, the vehicle speed must be faster than 48 km/h (30 mph). Indicator light This light comes on when either the SET ACCEL or RES controls are pressed. It turns off when the speed control OFF control is pressed, the brake or clutch is applied or the ignition is turned to the OFF position.

  • Page 94

    Driver Controls To return to normal overdrive mode, press the Transmission Control Switch again. The O/D Off indicator light will no longer be illuminated. When you shut off and re-start your vehicle, the transmission will automatically return to normal (Overdrive) mode. For additional information about the gearshift lever and the transmission control switch operation refer to the Automatic Transmission Operation section of the Driving chapter.

  • Page 95

    CARGO AREA FEATURES Cargo area shade (if equipped) Your vehicle may be equipped with notches in the side trim panels that are used for a cargo area shade. See your dealer for more information. BED EXTENDER (IF EQUIPPED) Your vehicle may be equipped with a bed extender designed to extend the pickup box for longer loads.

  • Page 96

    Driver Controls 4. Evenly push down on the extender and push the round knobs in on each side locking it in place. Green markings on the shaft indicate the locked position. The locking clip screws below the middle bar can be tightened counterclockwise for extra security.

  • Page 97: Locks And Security, Keys, Locks, Anti-theft System

    Locks and Security KEYS The key operates all locks on your vehicle. In case of loss, replacement keys are available from your dealer. You should always carry a second key with you in a safe place in case you require it in an emergency. Refer to SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System for more information.

  • Page 98

    Locks and Security Unlocking the doors Press this control to unlock the driver’s door. The interior lamps will illuminate. Press the control a second time within five seconds to unlock all doors. Locking the doors Press this control to lock all doors. To confirm all doors are closed and locked, press the control a second time within five seconds.

  • Page 99

    Power door lock disable feature This feature will help protect your vehicle from unauthorized entry. The UNLOCK function on the power door control will not operate with the ignition OFF and twenty seconds after the doors are closed and electronically locked by the remote entry transmitter, key pad, or power door control (if pressed while the door was open).

  • Page 100

    Locks and Security Sounding a panic alarm Press this control to activate the alarm. To deactivate the alarm, press the control again or turn the ignition to ACC or ON. Panic alarm will only operate with the ignition in the OFF position. Replacing the battery The transmitter is powered by one coin type three-volt lithium battery CR2032 or equivalent.

  • Page 101

    Replacing lost transmitters If a remote transmitter has been lost and you would like to remove it from the vehicle’s memory, or you would like to purchase additional remote transmitters and have them programmed to your vehicle: Take all your vehicle’s transmitters to your dealer for programming, or Perform the programming...

  • Page 102

    NOTE: The SecuriLock passive anti-theft system is not compatible with non-Mazda aftermarket remote start systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and a loss of security protection. THEFT INDICATOR The theft indicator is the flashing red indicator located on top of the instrument panel.

  • Page 103

    NOTE: If a problem occurs, turn ignition OFF and restart the engine with all other objects on the key ring held away from the ignition key. Check to make sure the encoded ignition key is an approved Mazda encoded ignition key.

  • Page 104

    If not successful, the new coded key(s) will not start the vehicle’s engine and the theft indicator will flash on and off and you may repeat steps 1 through 6. If failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your authorized Mazda dealership to have the new spare key(s) programmed.

  • Page 105: Seating And Safety Restraints, Seating

    Seating and Safety Restraints SEATING Adjusting the front manual seat WARNING: Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback when the vehicle is moving. Sudden braking or a collision could cause serious injury. Adjust the seat only when the vehicle is stopped. WARNING: Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to reduce the risk of injuring people in a collision or sudden stop.

  • Page 106

    Seating and Safety Restraints Pull lever up to adjust seatback. Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped) Turn the lumbar support control clockwise to increase firmness. Turn the lumbar support control counterclockwise to increase softness. REAR SEATS Center facing jump seat (2 door SuperCab) (if equipped) To open, pull inboard and down on the seat handle.

  • Page 107: Safety Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints Center facing jump seat (4 door CabPlus) (if equipped) To open, pull seat assembly down, then raise seatback. To stow the seat, fold seat back down and raise seat assembly to the fully upright position. WARNING: Do not install a child seat in a center facing jump seat.

  • Page 108

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die or be seriously injured than a person wearing a seat belt. WARNING: In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a safety belt.

  • Page 109

    Seating and Safety Restraints 2. To unfasten, push the release button and remove the tongue from the buckle. The front outboard safety restraints in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts. The front passenger outboard safety belt has two types of locking modes described below: Energy Management Feature This vehicle has a seat belt system with an energy management...

  • Page 110

    Seating and Safety Restraints How to use the automatic locking mode Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until the entire belt is extracted. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will hear a clicking sound.

  • Page 111

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: After any vehicle collision, the entire seat belt system should be checked for proper operation by a qualified technician. Verify that the automatic locking retractors” in all outboard seating positions are functioning properly. Additionally check that the automatic locking mode feature for child safety seat in the passenger outboard seating position is functioning properly.

  • Page 112

    Seating and Safety Restraints Regular Cab and 4–door Cab Plus 2–door Cab Plus To lower the shoulder belt height, push the button and slide the height adjuster down. To raise the height of the shoulder belt, slide the height adjuster up. Pull down on the height adjuster to make sure it is locked in place.

  • Page 113

    Seating and Safety Restraints Lap belts Adjusting the center lap belt The lap belt does not adjust automatically. WARNING: The lap belts should fit snugly and as low as possible around the hips, not around the waist. Failure to position the lap belt correctly may cause serious injury in an accident.

  • Page 114

    20 cm (8 inches) can be added to the safety belt assembly by adding a safety belt extension assembly. Safety belt extension assemblies can be obtained from your authorized Mazda dealership. Use only extensions manufactured by the same supplier as the safety belt.

  • Page 115

    Seating and Safety Restraints BeltMinder The BeltMinder feature is a supplemental warning to the safety belt warning function. This feature provides additional reminders to the driver that the driver’s safety belt is unbuckled by intermittently sounding a chime and illuminating the safety belt warning lamp in the instrument cluster.

  • Page 116

    Seating and Safety Restraints The following are reasons most often given for not wearing safety belts: (All statistics based on U.S. data) Reasons given... Crashes are rare events I’m not going far Belts are uncomfortable I was in a hurry Seat belts don’t work Traffic is light Belts wrinkle my clothes...

  • Page 117

    Seating and Safety Restraints Reasons given... I have an air bag I’d rather be thrown clear WARNING: Do not sit on top of a buckled safety belt to avoid the Safety Belt Warning Light. Sitting on the safety belt will increase the risk of injury in an accident.

  • Page 118

    Safety belt maintenance Inspect the safety belt systems periodically to make sure they work properly and are not damaged. NOTE: If unsure about the proper procedures, bring your vehicle to an authorized Mazda dealership for inspection. Inspect the safety belts to...

  • Page 119: Air Bags

    Mazda recommends that all safety belt assemblies used in vehicles involved in a collision be replaced. However, if the collision was minor and an authorized Mazda technician finds that the belts do not show damage and continue to operate properly, they do not need to be replaced.

  • Page 120

    Seating and Safety Restraints Important supplemental restraint system (SRS) precautions The supplemental restraint system is designed to work with the safety belt to help protect the driver and right front passenger from certain upper body injuries. WARNING: Air bags DO NOT inflate slowly or gently and the risk of injury from a deploying air bag is greatest close to the...

  • Page 121

    WARNING: Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System or its fuses. See your authorized Mazda dealership.

  • Page 122

    WARNING: Additional equipment may effect the performance of the air bag sensors increasing the risk of injury. Consult your authorized Mazda dealership before installation of additional equipment. WARNING: The front passenger air bag is not designed to offer protection to an occupant in the center front seating position.

  • Page 123

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Never place a rearward facing child safety restraint in front of an airbag. Airbags have been known to kill or injure children in front facing child safety restraints. Whenever placing a child safety seat in a front seating position (including center if equipped), turn off the passenger side air bag switch after being certain the child is properly restrained.

  • Page 124

    Seating and Safety Restraints How does the air bag supplemental restraint system work? The air bag SRS is designed to activate when the vehicle sustains sufficient longitudinal deceleration. The fact that the air bags did not inflate in a collision does not mean that something is wrong with the system.

  • Page 125

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Several air bag system components get hot after inflation. Do not touch them after inflation or you may be burned. WARNING: If the air bag has deployed, the air bag will not function again and must be replaced immediately. If the air bag is not replaced, the unrepaired area will increase the risk of injury in a collision.

  • Page 126

    Disposal of air bags and air bag equipped vehicles (including safety belt pretensioners) For disposal of air bags or air bag equipped vehicles, see your authorized Mazda dealership or qualified technician. Air bags MUST BE disposed of by qualified personnel. Passenger air bag ON/OFF switch...

  • Page 127

    ON/OFF switch is in the ON position and the ignition switch is ON, have the passenger air bag ON/OFF switch serviced at your authorized Mazda dealership immediately. The passenger side air bag should always be ON (the air bag OFF light...

  • Page 128

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: The safety belts for the driver and right front passenger seating positions have been specifically designed to function together with the air bags in certain types of crashes. When you turn OFF your air bag, you not only lose the protection of the air bag, you also may reduce the effectiveness of your safety belt system, which was designed to work with the air bag.

  • Page 129

    Seating and Safety Restraints the infant has a medical condition which, according to the infant’s physician, makes it necessary for the infant to ride in the front so that the driver can constantly monitor the child’s condition. 2. Child age 1 to 12. A child age 1 to 12 must ride in the front seat because: the vehicle has no rear seat;...

  • Page 130

    Seating and Safety Restraints Transport Canada air bag deactivation criteria (Canada Only) 1. Infant: An infant (less than 1 year old) must ride in the front seat because: my vehicle has no rear seat; the rear seat in my vehicle cannot accommodate a rear-facing infant seat;...

  • Page 131: Child Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: This vehicle has special energy management safety belts for the driver and/or right front passenger. These particular belts are specifically designed to work with air bags to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. The energy management safety belt is designed to give or release additional belt webbing in some accidents to reduce concentration of force on an occupant’s chest and reduce the risk of certain bone...

  • Page 132

    To improve the fit of both the lap and shoulder belt on children who have outgrown child safety seats, Mazda recommends use of a belt-positioning booster. Booster seats position a child so that safety belts fit better. They lift the...

  • Page 133

    Seating and Safety Restraints bend comfortably. Booster seats also make the shoulder belt fit better and more comfortably for growing children. When children should use booster seats Children need to use booster seats from the time they outgrow the toddler seat until they are big enough for the vehicle seat and lap/shoulder belt to fit properly.

  • Page 134

    Seating and Safety Restraints Those with a high back. If, with a backless booster seat, you cannot find a seating position that adequately supports your child’s head, a high back booster seat would be a better choice. Both can be used in any vehicle in a seating position equipped with lap/shoulder belts if your child is over 40 lbs.

  • Page 135

    Seating and Safety Restraints SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN Child and infant or child safety seats Use a safety seat that is recommended for the size and weight of the child. Carefully follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions with the safety seat you put in your vehicle. If you do not install and use the safety seat properly, the child may be injured in a sudden stop or collision.

  • Page 136

    Put the safety belt in the automatic locking mode. Refer to Automatic locking mode (passenger side front seat). Mazda recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top tether strap. Install the child safety seat in a seating position which is capable of providing a tether anchorage.

  • Page 137

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Rear facing child seats should NEVER be placed in the front seats unless the passenger air bag switch is turned off. 2. Pull down on the shoulder belt and then grasp the shoulder belt and lap belt together. 3.

  • Page 138

    Seating and Safety Restraints 5. To put the retractor in the automatic locking mode, grasp the shoulder portion of the belt and pull downward until all of the belt is extracted and a click is heard. 6. Allow the belt to retract. The belt will click as it retracts to indicate it is in the automatic locking mode.

  • Page 139

    Seating and Safety Restraints Installing child safety seats in the center front seating position WARNING: Use the appropriate tether anchor when mounting a child safety seat in the center seating position. See Child safety seats with tether straps in this chapter. 1.

  • Page 140

    Seating and Safety Restraints Attaching child safety seats with tether straps Most new forward-facing child safety seats include a tether strap which goes over the back of the seat and hooks to an anchoring point. Tether straps are available as an accessory for many older safety seats. Contact the manufacturer of your child seat for information about ordering a tether strap.

  • Page 141

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: This anchor information applies to child safety seats equipped with tether straps. For child safety seats equipped with LATCH anchors, refer to Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors in this chapter. 1.

  • Page 142

    Seating and Safety Restraints The tether anchor is located on the rear lower portion of the passenger seat. 4. Clip the tether strap to the anchor. WARNING: If the tether strap is clipped incorrectly, the child safety seat may not be retained properly in the event of a collision.

  • Page 143

    Seating and Safety Restraints Center seating location 60/40 seats with folding armrest When installing a child safety seat in the center position, route the tether strap over the center arm rest and clip it to the center anchor. See next page for center seating location of vinyl 60/40 seat. WARNING: If the tether strap is clipped incorrectly, the child safety seat may not be retained properly in the event of a collision.

  • Page 144

    Seating and Safety Restraints Center seating location 60/40 vinyl seats When installing a child safety seat in the center position on a 60/40 vinyl seat, route the tether strap through the guiding sleeve and clip it to the center anchor. WARNING: If the tether strap is clipped incorrectly, the child safety seat may not be retained properly in the event of a collision.

  • Page 145

    Seating and Safety Restraints Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors Some child safety seats have two rigid or webbing mounted attachments that connect to two anchors at certain seating positions in your vehicle. This type of child seat eliminates the need to use seat belts to attach the child seat.

  • Page 146

    Two plastic LATCH guides may be purchased from your local Mazda dealer (part number 1F60–57–751). They snap onto the latch lower anchor in the vehicle to help attach a child seat with rigid latch attachments.

  • Page 147

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: If the tether strap is clipped incorrectly, the child safety seat may not be retained properly in the event of a collision. Follow the child seat manufacturer’s instructions to properly install a child seat with LATCH attachments. WARNING: Attach LATCH lower attachments of the child seat only to the anchors shown.

  • Page 148: Driving, Starting

    Driving STARTING Positions of the ignition 1. ACCESSORY, allows the electrical accessories such as the radio to operate while the engine is not running. 2. LOCK, locks the steering wheel, automatic transmission gearshift lever and allows key removal. 3. OFF, shuts off the engine and all accessories without locking the steering wheel.

  • Page 149

    (RPM). When the engine starts, the idle RPM runs higher than normal in order to warm the engine. If the engine idle speed does not slow down automatically, have the vehicle checked authorized at an Mazda dealership. Do not allow the vehicle to idle for more than 10 minutes at high engine RPM.

  • Page 150

    Driving If starting a vehicle with a manual transmission: Make sure the parking brake is set. Push the clutch pedal to the floor. 3. Turn the key to 4 (ON) without turning the key to 5 (START). CHECK GAGE RPMx1000 CHECK ENGINE CHECK...

  • Page 151

    Cold starting performance can also be improved with the use of an engine block heater. The engine block heater is available as a Mazda option and can also be obtained from your Mazda dealer. Consult the engine block heater section for proper use of the engine block heater.

  • Page 152

    Driving If you should experience cold weather starting problems on (E ethanol, and neither an alternative brand of (E engine block heater is available, the addition of unleaded gasoline to your tank will improve cold starting performance. Your vehicle is designed to operate on (E 85) ethanol alone, unleaded gasoline alone, or any mixture of the two.

  • Page 153: Brakes

    WARNING: If you ever smell exhaust fumes of any kind inside your vehicle, have your authorized Mazda dealer inspect and fix your vehicle immediately. Do not drive if you smell exhaust fumes. These fumes are harmful and result in accident or death.

  • Page 154

    If a “metal-to-metal,” “continuous grinding” or “continuous squeal” sound is present while braking, the brake linings may be worn-out and should be inspected by an authorized Mazda dealership. Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

  • Page 155

    (If your brake warning lamp illuminates, have your vehicle serviced immediately by an authorized Mazda dealership.) Parking brake Apply the parking brake whenever the vehicle is parked. To set the...

  • Page 156

    Driving The BRAKE warning lamp in the instrument cluster illuminates and remains illuminated (when the ignition is turned ON) until the parking brake is released. WARNING: Always set the parking brake fully and make sure that the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or in 1 (First) (manual transmission).

  • Page 157

    If the steering wanders or pulls, the condition could be caused by any of the following: Underinflated tire(s) on any wheel(s) Uneven vehicle loading High crown in center of road High crosswinds Wheels out of alignment Loose or worn suspension components TRACTION-LOK AXLE (IF EQUIPPED) This axle provides added traction on slippery surfaces, particularly when one wheel is on a poor traction surface.

  • Page 158: Transmission Operation

    Driving WARNING: Vehicles with a higher center of gravity such as utility and four-wheel drive vehicles handle differently than vehicles with a lower center of gravity. Utility and four-wheel drive vehicles are not designed for cornering at speeds as high as passenger cars any more than low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily under off-road conditions.

  • Page 159

    WARNING: If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake warning lamp remains illuminated, the brakes may not be working properly. See your authorized Mazda dealership. Driving with a 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped) Your automatic transmission electronically controls the shift feel by using an adaptive learning strategy.

  • Page 160

    Driving When the battery is disconnected or a new battery installed, the transmission must learn its adaptive strategy. As a result of this, the transmission may shift firmly. This operation is considered normal and will fully update transmission operation to its optimum shift feel. Understanding gearshift positions WARNING: Hold the brake pedal down while you move the gearshift lever from P (Park) to another position.

  • Page 161

    (Overdrive) The normal driving position for the best fuel economy. Transmission operates in gears one through five. (Overdrive) can be deactivated by pressing the transmission control switch on the end of the gearshift lever. The transmission control indicator light (TCIL) will illuminate on the instrument cluster.

  • Page 162

    Driving 1 (First) Use 1 (First) to provide maximum engine braking on steep downgrades. Upshifts can be made by shifting to 2 (Second) or to (Overdrive). Selecting 1 (Low) at higher speeds causes the transmission to shift to a lower gear and will shift to 1 (First) after the vehicle decelerates to the proper vehicle speed.

  • Page 163

    PARKING 1. Apply the brake, depress the clutch and shift into N (Neutral). 2. Engage the parking brake. 3. Shift into 1 (First). 4. Turn the ignition to Off. WARNING: Do not park your vehicle in Neutral, it may move unexpectedly and injure someone.

  • Page 164

    Driving RECOMMENDED SHIFT SPEEDS Upshifts when accelerating (for best fuel economy) Shift from: 1 - 2 2 - 3 3 -4 4 - 5 (Overdrive) Upshifts when cruising (recommended for best fuel economy) Shift from: 1 -2 2 - 3 3 - 4 4 - 5 (Overdrive) Maximum downshift speeds...

  • Page 165

    4WD system indicator lights The 4WD system indicator lights illuminate only under the following conditions. If these lights illuminate when driving in 2WD, contact your Mazda dealer as soon as possible. 4WD -momentarily illuminates when the vehicle is started. Illuminates when 4H (4WD High) is engaged.

  • Page 166

    Driving Shifting from 2WD (2WD high) to 4X4 HIGH (4WD high) Move the 4WD control to the 4X4 HIGH position. Do not shift into 4X4 HIGH with the rear wheels slipping. Shifting from 4X4 HIGH (4WD high) to 2WD (2WD high) Move the 4WD control to 2WD position at any forward speed.

  • Page 167

    Shifting from 4X4 LOW (4WD low) to 2WD (2WD high) 1. Bring the vehicle to a stop. 2. Depress the brake. 3. Place the gearshift in N (Neutral) (automatic transmission) or depress the clutch (manual transmission). 4. Move the 4WD control to the 2WD position.

  • Page 168

    Driving Drive cautiously to avoid vehicle damage from concealed objects such as rocks and stumps. You should either know the terrain or examine maps of the area before driving. Map out your route before driving in the area. For more information on driving off-road, read the “Four Wheeling”...

  • Page 169

    Driving Driving through deep water may damage the transmission. Replace rear axle lubricant any time the axle has been submerged in water. The rear axle does not normally require a lubricant change for the life of the vehicle. Rear axle lubricant quantities are not to be checked or changed unless a leak is suspected or repair is required.

  • Page 170: Vehicle Loading

    Driving DRIVING THROUGH WATER Do not drive quickly through standing water, especially if the depth is unknown. Traction or brake capability may be limited and if the ignition system gets wet, your engine may stall. Water may also enter your engine’s air intake and severely damage your engine.

  • Page 171

    Maximum Trailer Weight Rating: Maximum weight of a trailer the vehicle is permitted to tow. The maximum trailer weight rating is determined by subtracting the vehicle curb weight for each engine/transmission combination, any required option weight for trailer towing and the weight of the driver from the GCWR for the towing vehicle.

  • Page 172: Trailer Towing

    Driving Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles WARNING: For important information regarding safe operation of this type of vehicle, see the Preparing to drive your vehicle section in this chapter. WARNING: Loaded vehicles, with a higher center of gravity, may handle differently than unloaded vehicles.

  • Page 173

    4x2 w/manual transmission Engine Rear axle Maximum ratio GCWR - kg (lbs.) Regular Cab 2.3L 2,177 (4,800) 3.0L Dual 2,722 (6,000) Sport 3.0L Dual 2,722 (6,000) Sport 4.0L Dual 3,175 (7,000) Sport For high altitude operation, reduce GCW by 2% per 300 meters (1, 000 ft.) elevation.

  • Page 174

    Driving 4x4 w/manual transmission For definition of terms used in this table, see Vehicle loading earlier in this chapter. To determine maximum trailer weight designed for your vehicle, see Calculating the load earlier in this chapter. Maximum trailer weight is shown. The combined weight of the completed towing vehicle (including hitch, passengers and cargo) and the loaded trailer must not exceed the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR).

  • Page 175

    4x4 w/automatic transmission Engine Rear axle Maximum ratio GCWR - kg Regular Cab 3.0L 3,402 (7,500) 3.0L 3,402 (7,500) 4.0L 4,309 (9,500) For high altitude operation, reduce GCW by 2% per 300 meters (1, 000 ft.) of elevation. For definition of terms used in this table, see Vehicle loading earlier in this chapter.

  • Page 176

    Driving Do not install a single or multi-clamp type bumper hitch, or a hitch which attaches to the axle. Underbody mounted hitches are acceptable if they are installed properly. Follow the towing instructions of a reputable rental agency. Whenever a trailer hitch and hardware are removed, make sure all mounting holes in the underbody are properly sealed to prevent noxious gases or water from entering.

  • Page 177

    The rated capacities (as shown in this guide) for trailer towing with the factory bumper are only valid when the trailer hitch ball is installed directly into the ball hole in the bumper. Addition of bracketry to either lower the ball hitch position or extend the ball hitch rearward will significantly increase the loads on the bumper and its attachments.

  • Page 178

    Driving Driving while you tow When towing a trailer: Turn off the speed control. The speed control may shut off automatically when you are towing on long, steep grades. Consult your local motor vehicle speed regulations for towing a trailer. To eliminate excessive shifting, use a lower gear.

  • Page 179

    Launching or retrieving a boat Disconnect the wiring to the trailer before backing the trailer into the water. Reconnect the wiring to the trailer after the trailer is removed from the water. When backing down a ramp during boat launching or retrieval: do not allow the static water level to rise above the bottom edge of the rear bumper.

  • Page 180

    Do not exceed 56 km/h (35 mph) vehicle speed. If a distance of 80 km (50 miles) or a speed of 56 km/h (35 mph) must be exceeded, you must disconnect the driveshaft. Mazda recommends the driveshaft be removed/installed only by a qualified technician. See your local dealer for driveshaft removal/installation.

  • Page 181: Roadside Emergencies, Getting Roadside Assistance

    GETTING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE To fully assist you should you have a vehicle concern, Mazda Motor Corporation offers a complimentary roadside assistance program. This program is separate from the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The service is available: 24–hours, seven days a week...

  • Page 182: Fuel Pump Shut-off Switch

    1–800–665–2006. ROADSIDE COVERAGE BEYOND BASIC WARRANTY In the United States, you may purchase additional roadside assistance coverage beyond this period through the Mazda Auto Club by contacting your Mazda dealer. Similarly in Canada, for uninterrupted Roadside Assistance coverage, you may purchase extended coverage prior to your Basic Warranty’s Roadside Assistance expiring.

  • Page 183: Fuses And Relays

    The fuel pump shut-off switch is located in the passenger’s foot well, by the kick panel. Use the following procedure to reset the fuel pump shut-off switch. 1. Turn the ignition to the OFF position. 2. Check the fuel system for leaks. 3.

  • Page 184

    Roadside Emergencies Note: Always replace a fuse with one that has the specified amperage rating. Using a fuse with a higher amperage rating can cause severe wire damage and could start a fire. Standard fuse amperage rating and color Fuse Mini Standard rating...

  • Page 185

    Passenger compartment fuse panel The fuse panel is located on the left-hand side of the instrument panel facing the driver’s side door. Pull the panel cover outward to access the fuses. To remove a fuse use the fuse puller tool provided on the fuse panel cover.

  • Page 186

    Roadside Emergencies The fuses are coded as follows: Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 7.5A — 7.5A — 7.5A 7.5A 7.5A — 10A or Not Used 10A: Anti-lock Brake System — Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel Description Power mirror switch Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Back-up lamps, Transmission, Passenger air bag deactivation switch, Blower motor relay...

  • Page 187

    Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating — 7.5A — 7.5A — — 7.5A — — — — — Roadside Emergencies Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel Description Not used Powertrain Control Module (PCM) power diode, Ignition, PATS GEM, Radio Hazard flasher Auxiliary power socket Not used Clutch Pedal Position (CPP) switch, Starter interrupt relay...

  • Page 188

    Roadside Emergencies Power distribution box The power distribution box is located in the engine compartment. The power distribution box contains high-current fuses that protect your vehicle’s main electrical systems from overloads. WARNING: Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses. WARNING: To reduce risk of electrical shock, always replace the cover to the Power Distribution Box before reconnecting the battery or refilling fluid reservoirs.

  • Page 189

    2.3L engine (if equipped) 46 B 45 B 46 A 45 A The high-current fuses are coded as follows: Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 50A** — — — — 50A** 30A* 20A* — — 50A** 20A* Roadside Emergencies Power Distribution Box Description I/P fuse panel Not used...

  • Page 190

    Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating — — — 40A** 20A** — — — 10A* — 20A* 30A* 10A* — — 30A* — 15A* 20A* — 15A* — — — — 10A* — — 20A* Power Distribution Box Description Not used Not used Not used...

  • Page 191

    Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 10A* — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — * Mini Fuses ** Maxi Fuses Roadside Emergencies Power Distribution Box Description Right headlamp low beam (Resistor) Not used Wiper HI/LO relay Wiper park/run relay...

  • Page 192

    Roadside Emergencies 3.0L and 4.0L engines (if equipped) The high-current fuses are coded as follows: Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 50A** — — — — 50A** 30A* 20A* — — 50A** 20A* 20A* Power Distribution Box Description I/P fuse panel Not used Not used Not used...

  • Page 193

    Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating — — 40A** — — — — 10A* — 20A* 30A* 10A* — — 30A* — 15A* 20A* — 15A* — — — — 10A* — — 20A* 10A* — Roadside Emergencies Power Distribution Box Description Not used Not used...

  • Page 194

    Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — * Mini Fuses ** Maxi Fuses CHANGING THE TIRES If you get a flat tire while driving, do not apply the brake heavily. Instead, gradually decrease your speed.

  • Page 195

    Temporary spare tire information Your vehicle may have a temporary or conventional spare tire. The temporary spare tire for your vehicle is labeled as such. It is smaller than a regular tire and is designed for emergency use only. Replace this tire with a full-size tire as soon as possible.

  • Page 196

    Roadside Emergencies Location of the spare tire and tools The spare tire and tools for your vehicle are stowed in the following locations: Tool Spare tire Jack, jack handle, wheel nut wrench Key, spare tire lock (if equipped) In the glove box Removing the spare tire 1.

  • Page 197

    2. If equipped, unlock and remove the spare tire carrier lock from the rear access hole located just above the rear bumper and below the tailgate. 3. Insert the straight end of the jack handle into the rear access hole located just above the rear bumper and below the tailgate.

  • Page 198

    Roadside Emergencies 4. If your vehicle is equipped with P265/75 R15 AT tires, do not stow a flat or inflated full size spare tire in the spare tire carrier. The flat full size tire should be stowed and tied down in the pickup box bed until it can be repaired.

  • Page 199

    3. Block the diagonally opposite wheel. 4. Insert tapered end of the lug wrench behind hub caps and twist them off. 5. Loosen each wheel lug nut one-half turn counterclockwise but do not remove them until the wheel is raised off the ground.

  • Page 200

    Roadside Emergencies Rear WARNING: To lessen the risk of personal injury, do not put any part of your body under the vehicle while changing a tire. Do not start the engine when your vehicle is on the jack. The jack is only meant for changing the tire.

  • Page 201: Jump Starting

    10. Remove the jack and fully tighten the lug nuts in the order shown. 11. Stow the flat tire. Refer to Stowing the spare tire. 12. Stow the jack and lug wrench. Make sure the jack is fastened so it does not rattle when you drive.

  • Page 202

    Roadside Emergencies 4. Check all battery terminals and remove any excessive corrosion before you attach the battery cables. Ensure that vent caps are tight and level. 5. Turn the heater fan on in both vehicles to protect any electrical surges. Turn all other accessories off. Connecting the jumper cables 1.

  • Page 203

    3. Connect the negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the assisting battery. 4. Make the final connection of the negative (-) cable to an exposed metal part of the stalled vehicle’s engine, away from the battery and the carburetor/fuel injection system.

  • Page 204

    Roadside Emergencies Jump starting 1. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and run the engine at moderately increased speed. 2. Start the engine of the disabled vehicle. 3. Once the disabled vehicle has been started, run both engines for an additional three minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables.

  • Page 205

    3. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the booster vehicle’s battery. 4. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the disabled vehicle’s battery. After the disabled vehicle has been started and the jumper cables removed, allow it to idle for several minutes so the engine computer can relearn its idle conditions.

  • Page 206: Wrecker Towing

    It is recommended that your vehicle be towed with a wheel lift or flatbed equipment. Do not tow with a slingbelt. Mazda Motor Corporation has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure.

  • Page 207: Customer Assistance

    Mazda vehicle in top condition. If you have any questions or recommendations for improvement regarding the service of your Mazda vehicle or servicing by Mazda Dealer personnel, we recommend that you take the following steps: STEP 1: Contact Your Mazda Dealer Discuss the matter with an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

  • Page 208

    CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE (CANADA) 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. 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.

  • Page 209

    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.

  • Page 210

    British Columbia & Yukon Territories Alberta & Northwest Territories Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Atlantic Canada Quebec REGIONAL OFFICES Regional Offices Mazda Canada Inc. Western Region 8171 Ackroyd Road Suite 2000 Richmond, B.C. V6X 3K1 (604) 303–5670 Mazda Canada Inc. Central/Atlantic Region 305 Milner Avenue Suite 400 Scarborough, Ontario.

  • Page 211

    Authorized Mazda Dealers have the knowledge and the tools to keep your Mazda vehicle in top condition. If you have any questions or recommendations for improvement regarding the service of your Mazda vehicle or servicing by Mazda Dealer personnel, we recommend that you take the following steps: STEP 1 Discuss the matter with an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

  • Page 212

    305 Milner Avenue, Suite 400 Scarborough, Ontario M1B 3V4 Canada TEL: 1 (800) 263–4680 (in Canada) (416) 609–9909 (outside Canada) PUERTO RICO Plaza Motors Corp. (Mazda de Puerto Rico) P.O. Box 362722, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936–2722 TEL: (787) 788–9300 GUAM Triple J. Motors P.O.

  • Page 213

    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 the manufacturer for use with Mazda vehicles. When you install non-genuine parts or accessories, they could affect your vehicle’s performance or safety system;...

  • Page 214

    The differences may make it difficult or even impossible for your vehicle to receive satisfactory servicing in other countries. We strongly recommend that you NOT take your Mazda outside these areas. You may have these problems if you do: Recommended fuel may be unavailable. Any kind of leaded fuel or low-octane fuel will affect vehicle performance and damage the emission controls and engine.

  • Page 215

    (Note) If you live in the U.S.A., all correspondence to Mazda Motor Corporation should be forwarded to: Mazda North American Operations 7755, Irvine Center Drive Irvine, California 92618–2922 P.O. Box 19734 Irvine, CA 92623–9734 Customer Assistance Center or toll free at 1 (800) 222–5500 If you live outside of the U.S.A., please contact the nearest Mazda...

  • Page 216

    30 calendar days (not necessarily all at one time) In the case of 1 or 2 above, the consumer must also notify the manufacturer of the need for the repair of the nonconformity at the following address: Mazda North American Operations 7755, Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618–2922...

  • Page 217: Reporting Safety Defects (u.s. Only)

    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or Mazda Corporation. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1–800–424–9393 (202–366–0123 in the Washington D.C.

  • Page 218: Cleaning

    Cleaning WASHING THE EXTERIOR Wash your vehicle regularly with cool or lukewarm water and a neutral Ph shampoo, such as Detail Wash (ZC-3–A), which is available from your dealer. Never use strong household detergents or soap, such as dish washing or laundry liquid.

  • Page 219

    Never spray the engine or other engine components with water. Water will damage the engine or other engine components. Spray Engine Shampoo and Degreaser, available at your local Mazda dealer, on all parts that require cleaning and pressure rinse clean.

  • Page 220

    Cleaning 2.3L Engine 3.0L Engine...

  • Page 221

    Mazda dealer. If tar or grease spots are present, use Extra Strength Tar and Road Oil Removal, available at your local Mazda dealer. CLEANING MIRRORS Do not clean your mirrors with a dry cloth or abrasive materials. Use a soft cloth and mild detergent and water.

  • Page 222

    Mazda dealer. If grease or tar is present on the material, spot-clean the area first with Spot and Stain Remover, available at your local Mazda dealer. Never saturate the seat covers with cleaning solution. Do not use household cleaning products or glass cleaners, which can stain and discolor the fabric and affect the flame retardant abilities of the seat materials.

  • Page 223

    Inspect for road damage. MAZDA CAR CARE PRODUCTS Your Mazda dealer has many quality products available to clean your vehicle and protect its finishes. These quality products have been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive needs; they are custom designed to complement the style and appearance of your vehicle.

  • Page 224: Maintenance And Specifications

    Mazda workmanship. 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.

  • Page 225

    Maintenance and Specifications Chart symbols I: Inspect, and if necessary correct, clean or replace A: Adjust R: Replace L: Lubricate Normal driving service intervals – perform at the months or distances shown, whichever occurs first. Maintenance Interval (Number of months or km (miles), Months Maintenance Item x 1000 Miles...

  • Page 226

    Maintenance and Specifications Maintenance Interval (Number of months or km (miles), Months Maintenance Item x 1000 Miles (x 1000 km) Drum brake system, lines and hoses Exhaust system for leaks, damage, looseness Manual transmission fluid Automatic transmission fluid Exhaust system shielding (for trapped material) Propeller shaft U-joints (if equipped with grease fittings)

  • Page 227

    Maintenance and Specifications 5. The California Air Resources Board has determined that the failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify the emission warranty nor limit recall liability prior to completion of the vehicle’s useful life. Maintenance Interval (Number of months or Miles (km), Months Maintenance Item x 1000 Miles 65...

  • Page 228

    Maintenance and Specifications Maintenance Interval (Number of months or Miles (km), Months Maintenance Item x 1000 Miles 65 (x 1000 km) (104) (112) (121) (128) (136) (144) (152) (160) (168) (176) (184) (192) Exhaust system for leaks, damage, looseness Manual transmission fluid Automatic transmission fluid Exhaust system shielding (for...

  • Page 229

    (door-to-door delivery, taxi, police, power/utility company trucks, or similar duty), then Mazda recommends you increase the frequency of oil and filter changes to an interval equivalent to 200 ENGINE HOURS of use. Since most vehicles are not equipped with hour-meters, it may be necessary for you to approximate your idle time and plan oil/filter changes accordingly.

  • Page 230

    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. While operating your vehicle...

  • Page 231

    Maintenance and Specifications Note any changes in the sound of the exhaust or any smell or exhaust fumes in the vehicle. Check for vibrations in the steering wheel. Notice any increased steering effort or looseness in the steering wheel, or change in this straight ahead position.

  • Page 232

    Check your “Warranty Information” to find out which parts and services are covered. Use only recommended fuels, lubricants, fluids and service parts conforming to specifications. Genuine Mazda parts are designed and built to provide the best performance in your vehicle. PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE Be especially careful when inspecting or servicing your vehicle.

  • Page 233

    Maintenance and Specifications Manual transmission: 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Depress the clutch and place the gearshift in 1 (First). 3. Turn off the engine and remove the key. 4. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly. Working with the engine on Automatic transmission: 1.

  • Page 234: Engine Compartment

    Maintenance and Specifications IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT 2.3L I4 engine 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 2. Engine coolant reservoir 3. Engine oil dipstick 4. Transmission fluid dipstick (automatic transmission) 5. Engine oil filler cap 6. Brake fluid reservoir 7.

  • Page 235

    Maintenance and Specifications 3.0L V6 engine 1. Engine coolant reservoir 2. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 3. Engine oil filler cap 4. Transmission fluid dipstick (automatic transmission) 5. Engine oil dipstick 6. Brake fluid reservoir 7. Power distribution box 8. Clutch fluid reservoir (manual transmission) 9.

  • Page 236

    Maintenance and Specifications 4.0L SOHC V6 engine 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 2. Transmission fluid dipstick (automatic transmission) 3. Engine oil filler cap 4. Engine oil dipstick 5. Brake fluid reservoir 6. Power distribution box 7. Clutch fluid reservoir (manual transmission) 8.

  • Page 237

    In very cold weather, do not fill the reservoir completely. Only use a washer fluid that meets Mazda specification . Refer to Lubricant specifications in this chapter. State or local regulations on volatile organic compounds may restrict the use of methanol, a common windshield washer antifreeze additive.

  • Page 238: Engine Oil

    Maintenance and Specifications ENGINE OIL Checking the engine oil Refer to the service maintenance section for the appropriate intervals for checking the engine oil. 1. Make sure the vehicle is on level ground. 2. Turn the engine off and wait a few minutes for the oil to drain into the oil pan.

  • Page 239

    Maintenance and Specifications 3.0L V6 engine 4.0L SOHC V6 engine...

  • Page 240

    Maintenance and Specifications 6. Wipe the indicator clean. Insert the indicator fully, then remove it again. If the oil level is between the MIN and MAX marks, the oil level is acceptable, DO NOT ADD OIL. If the oil level is below the MIN mark, add enough oil to raise the level within the MIN-MAX range.

  • Page 241

    Maintenance and Specifications 4.0L SOHC V6 engine Oil levels above the MAX mark may cause engine damage. Some oil must be removed from the engine by a service technician. 7. Put the indicator back in and ensure it is fully seated. Adding engine oil 1.

  • Page 242

    SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended. Only use oils “Certified For Gasoline Engines” by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Use an equivalent oil Mazda specification. SAE 5W-20 oil provides optimum fuel economy and durability performance meeting all requirements for your vehicle’s engine.

  • Page 243: Battery

    Mazda production and aftermarket (Mazda) oil filters are designed for added engine protection and long life. If a replacement oil filter is used that does not meet Mazda Material and design specifications, start-up engine noises or knock may be experienced.

  • Page 244

    Maintenance and Specifications If possible, try to only fill the battery cells with distilled water. If the battery needs water often, have the charging system checked. If your battery has a cover/shield, make sure it is reinstalled after the battery has been cleaned or replaced. For longer, trouble-free operation, keep the top of the battery clean and dry.

  • Page 245

    ENGINE COOLANT Checking engine coolant Your engine’s cooling system has been factory-filled with a 50/50 mixture of distilled water and Mazda Genuine Engine Coolant, or an equivalent premium engine coolant that meets Mazda specification. RECYCLE...

  • Page 246

    Maintenance and Specifications A 50/50 mixture of distilled water and Mazda Genuine Engine Coolant provides: maximum cooling system efficiency. freeze protection down to -36° C (-34° F). boiling protection up to 129° C (265° F). protection against rust and other forms of corrosion.

  • Page 247

    Adding engine coolant Use only Mazda Genuine Engine Coolant or a premium engine coolant that meets a Mazda specification. DO NOT USE Extended Life Engine Coolant (orange in color).

  • Page 248

    Recycled engine coolant Not all coolant recycling processes produce coolant which meets Mazda specification. Use of a recycled engine coolant which does not meet Mazda specifications may harm engine and cooling system components.

  • Page 249

    Maintenance and Specifications Always dispose of used automotive fluids in a responsible manner. Follow your community’s regulations and standards for recycling and disposing of automotive fluids. Coolant refill capacity To find out how much fluid your vehicle’s cooling system can hold, refer to Refill capacities in this chapter.

  • Page 250

    Maintenance and Specifications WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS Important safety precautions WARNING: Do not overfill the fuel tank. The pressure in an overfilled tank may cause leakage and lead to fuel spray and fire. WARNING: The fuel system may be under pressure. If the fuel filler cap is venting vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops before completely removing the fuel filler cap.

  • Page 251

    Maintenance and Specifications Avoid getting fuel liquid in your eyes. If fuel is splashed in the eyes, remove contact lenses (if worn), flush with water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention. Failure to seek proper medical attention could lead to permanent injury. Fuels can also be harmful if absorbed through the skin.

  • Page 252

    Maintenance and Specifications WARNING: Flexible fuel components and standard unleaded gasoline fuel components are not interchangeable. If your vehicle is not serviced in accordance with flexible fuel vehicles procedures, damage may occur and your warranty may be invalidated. WARNING: When refueling always shut the engine off and never allow sparks or open flames near the filler neck.

  • Page 253

    The warranty may be void for any damage to the fuel tank or fuel system if the correct genuine Mazda fuel filler cap is not used. WARNING: The fuel system may be under pressure. If the fuel filler cap is venting vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops before completely removing the fuel filler cap.

  • Page 254

    (R+M)/2 METHOD using fuel with the recommended octane rating, see your authorized Mazda dealership to prevent any engine damage. Unleaded Gasoline engines Your vehicle is designed to use “Regular” unleaded gasoline with an (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87.

  • Page 255

    “Regular” unleaded gasoline. “Premium” unleaded gasoline is not recommended (particularly in the United States) because it may cause these problems to become more pronounced. If the problems persist, see your authorized Mazda dealership. FFV engine (if equipped) Your FFV will operate well on ordinary “Regular”...

  • Page 256

    Maintenance and Specifications Replace the fuel filter with an authorized Mazda part. The customer warranty may be void for any damage to the fuel system if an authorized Mazda fuel filter is not used. ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY Measuring techniques Your best source of information about actual fuel economy is you, the driver.

  • Page 257

    Maintenance and Specifications Have the vehicle loading and distribution the same every time. Your results will be most accurate if your filling method is consistent. Calculating fuel economy 1. Fill the fuel tank completely and record the initial odometer reading (in kilometers or miles).

  • Page 258

    Maintenance and Specifications Slow down gradually. Driving at reasonable speeds (traveling at 88 km/h [55 mph] uses 15% less fuel than traveling at 105 km/h [65 mph]). Revving the engine before turning it off may reduce fuel economy. Using the air conditioner or defroster may reduce fuel economy. You may want to turn off the speed control in hilly terrain if unnecessary shifting between third and fourth gear occurs.

  • Page 259

    If other than Mazda or Mazda-authorized parts are used for maintenance replacements or for service of components affecting emission control, such non-Mazda parts should be equivalent to genuine Mazda Motor Corporation parts in performance and durability.

  • Page 260

    Maintenance and Specifications Illumination of the “Service Engine Soon” light, charging system warning light or the temperature warning light, fluid leaks, strange odors, smoke or loss of engine power, could indicate that the emission control system is not working properly. WARNING: Exhaust leaks may result in entry of harmful and potentially lethal fumes into the passenger compartment.

  • Page 261

    Maintenance and Specifications CHECKING AND ADDING POWER STEERING FLUID Check the power steering fluid. Refer to the service maintenance section for the service interval schedules. If adding fluid is necessary, use only MERCON ATF. 1. Start the engine and let it run until it reaches normal operating temperature (the engine coolant temperature gauge indicator will be near the center of the normal area between H and C).

  • Page 262

    MAX. Do not fill above this line. 4. Use only a DOT 3 brake fluid certified to meet Mazda specification . Refer to Lubricant specifications in this chapter. WARNING: Brake fluid is toxic. If brake fluid contacts the eyes, flush eyes with running water for 15 minutes.

  • Page 263

    If the fluid level drops, refill the fluid level to the step in the reservoir. Use only a DOT 3 brake fluid designed to meet Mazda specification. Refer to Lubricant Specifications in this chapter. WARNING: Brake fluid is toxic. If brake fluid contacts the eyes, flush eyes with running water for 15 minutes.

  • Page 264

    Maintenance and Specifications temperature (approximately 30 km [20 miles]). If your vehicle has been operated for an extended period at high speeds, in city traffic during hot weather or pulling a trailer, the vehicle should be turned off for about 30 minutes to allow fluid to cool before checking.

  • Page 265

    Maintenance and Specifications The transmission fluid should be in this range if at ambient temperature (10°C-35°C [50°F-95°F]). High fluid level Fluid levels above the safe range may result in transmission failure. An overfill condition of transmission fluid may cause shift and/or engagement concerns and/or possible damage.

  • Page 266

    4. Add enough fluid through the filler opening so that the fluid level is at the bottom of the opening. 5. Install and tighten the fill plug securely. Use only fluid that meets Mazda specifications. Refer to Lubricant Specifications in this chapter.

  • Page 267

    Use only fluid that meets Mazda specifications. Refer to Lubricant Specifications in this chapter. DRIVELINE UNIVERSAL JOINT AND SLIP YOKE Your vehicle may be equipped with universal joints that require lubrication.

  • Page 268

    10 to 12 inches or limited production tires as defined in Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 575.104(c)(2). U.S. Department of Transportation-Tire quality grades: The U.S. Department of Transportation requires Mazda to give you the following information about tire grades exactly as the government has written it. Treadwear...

  • Page 269

    Maintenance and Specifications Temperature A B C 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.

  • Page 270

    Maintenance and Specifications Four tire rotation Five tire rotation Replacing the tires Replace the tires when the wear band is visible through the tire treads.

  • Page 271

    WARNING: Make sure that all replacement tires are of the same size, type, load=carrying capacity and tread (e.g., “All Terrain”, etc.), as originally offered by Mazda. Failure to do so can result in tire failure and a serious accident. WARNING: Do not replace your tires with “high performance”...

  • Page 272: Refill Capacities

    Do not remove these components from your vehicle when using snow tires and chains. REFILL CAPACITIES Fluid Mazda Part Name Engine oil Mazda SAE 5W- (includes filter 20 Super change) Premium Motor Mazda SAE 5W- 30 Super Premium Motor...

  • Page 273

    Maintenance and Specifications Fluid Mazda Part Name Transmission Mazda fluid MERCON ATF Mazda MERCON V Engine coolant Premium Engine Coolant Application Capacity 5-speed manual 2.65L (2.8 quarts) 4x2 vehicles 9.4L (9.9 with automatic quarts) and 2.3L I4 engine 4x2 vehicles 9.5L (10.0...

  • Page 274

    Use Mazda Premium Engine Coolant (green in color). DO NOT USE Mazda Extended Life Engine Coolant (orange in color). Refer to Adding engine coolant, in the Maintenance and Care chapter.

  • Page 275: Lubricant Specifications

    Maintenance and Specifications Traction-Lok axles use 2.2–2.4L (4.75–5.0 pints) of rear axle lubricant. Add 118 ml (4 oz.) of Additive Friction Modifier meeting Mazda specifications for complete refill of Traction-Lok axles. Service refill capacities are determined by filling the rear axle 6 mm to 14 mm (1/4 inch to 9/16 inch) below the bottom of the filler hole.

  • Page 276

    Maintenance and Specifications Add 118 ml (4 oz.) of Additive Friction Modifier meeting Mazda specifications for complete refill of Traction-Lok axles. If submerged in water, the rear axle lubricant should be changed. Ensure the correct automatic transmission fluid is used. Transmission fluid requirements are indicated on the dipstick or on the dipstick handle.

  • Page 277

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  • Page 278

    Maintenance and Specifications IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE Certification label The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Regulations require that a Certification Label be affixed to a vehicle and prescribe where the Certification Label may be located. The Certification Label is located on the front door latch pillar on the driver’s side.

  • Page 279: Accessories

    CELL PHONES Use of cell phones and other devices by driver: WARNING: Although not Mazda products, use of any electrical devices such as cell phones, computers, portable radios, vehicle navigation or other devices by the driver while the vehicle is moving is dangerous.

  • Page 280: Index

    Index ABS (see Brakes) ...154 Air bag supplemental restraint system ...119–120 and child safety seats ...122 description ...120 disposal ...126 driver air bag ...124 indicator light ...14–15, 125 operation ...124 passenger air bag ...124 passenger deactivation switch ...126 Air conditioning manual heating and air conditioning system ...69 Ambulance packages ...7...

  • Page 281

    attaching with tether straps ..140 in front seat ...136 in rear seat ...136, 139 LATCH ...145 tether anchorage hardware ...140 Cleaning your vehicle engine compartment ...219 exterior ...223 instrument cluster lens ...222 instrument panel ...222 interior ...222 mirrors ...221 plastic parts ...221 washing ...218 waxing ...218 wheels ...219...

  • Page 282

    Index filter, specifications ...242 recommendations ...242 refill capacities ...272 specifications ...275–276 Exhaust fumes ...152 Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) ...250 Fluid capacities ...272 Foglamps ...73 Four-Wheel Drive vehicles ...16–17, 165 description ...165 driving off road ...167 electronic shift ...165 indicator light ...165 preparing to drive your vehicle ...157 Fuel ...250...

  • Page 283

    warning chime ...17 Heating heater only system ...68 heating and air conditioning system ...69 Hood ...233 Ignition ...148, 276 Infant seats (see Safety seats) ..135 Inspection/maintenance (I/M) testing ...260 Instrument panel cleaning ...222 cluster ...12, 222 lighting up panel and interior ...74 location of components ...12 Jack ...194 positioning ...194...

  • Page 284

    Index Mirrors automatic dimming rearview mirror ...86 cleaning ...221 side view mirrors (power) ...89 Motorcraft parts ...255 Octane rating ...254 Odometer ...20 Oil (see Engine oil) ...238 Overdrive ...93 Panic alarm feature, remote entry system ...100 Parking brake ...155 Power distribution box (see Fuses) ...188 Power door locks ...97 Power point ...84...

  • Page 285

    Special notice ambulance conversions ...7 utility-type vehicles ...7 Specification chart, lubricants ...275–276 Speed control ...89 Speedometer ...20 Starting your vehicle ...148–150 jump starting ...201 Steering wheel controls ...83, 89 tilting ...83 Tachometer ...20 Temperature control (see Climate control) ...68 Tether anchors ...140 Tires ...194, 268–269 changing ...194–195, 198 checking the pressure ...269...

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