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2010
Mazda Tribute
Owner's Manual

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    2010 Mazda Tribute Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction Instrument Cluster Warning lights and chimes Gauges Entertainment Systems AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 Auxiliary input jack (Line in) Satellite radio information Climate Controls Manual heating and air conditioning Rear window defroster Lights Headlamps Turn signal control Bulb replacement Driver Controls Windshield wiper/washer control...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Seating and Safety Restraints Seating Safety restraints Airbags Child restraints Tires, Wheels and Loading Tire information Tire inflation Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Vehicle loading Trailer towing Recreational towing Driving Starting Brakes Electronic stability control Transmission operation Rear-view camera system Roadside Emergencies Hazard flasher control...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Maintenance and Specifications Engine compartment Engine oil Battery Engine coolant Fuel information Air filter(s) Maintenance product specifications and capacities Engine data Accessories Index All rights reserved. Reproduction by any means, electronic or mechanical including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system or translation in whole or part is not permitted without written authorization from MNAO.

  • Page 6: Introduction

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

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    Introduction Warning symbols on your vehicle When you see this symbol, it is imperative that you consult the relevant section of this guide before touching or attempting adjustment of any kind. Protecting the environment We must all play our part in protecting the environment.

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    Introduction Do not add friction modifier compounds or special break-in oils since these additives may prevent piston ring seating. See Engine oil in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter for more information on oil usage. SPECIAL NOTICES Emission warranty The New Vehicle Limited Warranty includes Bumper to Bumper Coverage, Safety Restraint Coverage and Corrosion Coverage.

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    In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle, Mazda North American Operations, Mazda Canada, and service and repair facilities may access vehicle diagnostic information through a direct connection to your vehicle when diagnosing or servicing your vehicle.

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    Introduction These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle. Vehicle Symbol Glossary Safety Alert See Owner’s Manual Protecting the Fasten Seat Belt Environment Airbag - Front Airbag - Side Child Seat Lower Passenger Airbag Off Anchor Child Seat Tether Brake System Anchor...

  • Page 11: Vehicle Symbol Glossary

    Engine Air Filter Speed Control Passenger Compartment Jack Air Filter Low Tire Pressure Check Fuel Cap Warning INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GUIDE The information found in this guide was accurate at the time of printing. Mazda may change the contents without notice.

  • Page 12: Instrument Cluster

    Instrument Cluster Instrument cluster (pg. 12) Multi-function lever (pg. 52) Hazard flasher control (pg. 220) Headlamp control (pg. 40) Speed controls* Steering wheel controls* (pg. 60) (pg. 63) Hood release Parking brake release (pg. 276) (pg. 195) * if equipped...

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    Instrument Cluster Climate controls Audio system (pg. 36) (pg. 19) Auxiliary input jack (pg. 27) Electronic stability Auxiliary power point control (pg. 56) (pg. 196) * if equipped...

  • Page 14: Warning Lights And Chimes, Service Engine Soon, 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 extensive 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 bulbs work.

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    Anti-lock brake system (ABS): If the ABS light stays illuminated or continues to flash, a malfunction has been detected, have the system serviced immediately by an authorized Mazda dealer. Normal braking is still functional unless the brake system warning light also is illuminated.

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    WARNING: If the light remains on, continues to flash or fails to illuminate, have the system serviced immediately by an authorized Mazda dealer. With the ABS light on, the anti-lock brake system is disabled but normal braking is still effective unless the brake warning light also remains illuminated with the parking brake released.

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    Instrument Cluster Low tire pressure warning: Illuminates when your tire pressure is low. If the light remains on at start up or while driving, the tire pressure should be checked. Refer to Inflating your tires in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter. When the ignition is first turned to on, the light will illuminate for three seconds to ensure the bulb is working.

  • Page 18: Gauges

    Instrument Cluster Door ajar: Illuminates when the ignition is in the on position and any door is open. Turn signal: Illuminates when the left or right turn signal or the hazard lights are turned on. If the indicators flash faster, check for a burned out bulb. High beams: Illuminates when the high beam headlamps are turned on.

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    Instrument Cluster Speedometer: Indicates the current vehicle speed. Engine coolant temperature gauge: Indicates engine coolant temperature. At normal operating temperature, the needle will be in the normal range (between “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 and let the engine cool.

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    Instrument Cluster Tachometer: Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute. Driving with your tachometer pointer continuously at the top of the scale may damage the engine. Fuel gauge: Indicates approximately how much fuel is left in the fuel tank (when the ignition is in the on position).

  • Page 21: Entertainment Systems

    WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Mazda strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.

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    Entertainment Systems AM/FM Radio / VOL (Power/Volume): Press to turn the radio on/off. Turn the knob to increase/decrease 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 is turned back on.

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    Entertainment Systems To activate the autoset feature: Press MENU repeatedly until AUTO PRESET ON/OFF appears in the display. Use SEEK/TRACK turn AUTO PRESET ON, and either wait five seconds for the search to initiate or press OK to immediately initiate the search. If you press another control within those five seconds, the search will not initiate;...

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    Entertainment Systems To auto load up to six discs– Press and hold LOAD until the display reads AUTOLOAD #. Load the desired disc, label side up. The system will prompt you to load discs for the remaining available slots. Insert the discs, one at a time, label side up, when prompted.

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    Entertainment Systems In MP3 folder mode– Press DIRECT and the memory preset buttons (0–9) of the desired folder. The system will advance to that specific folder. TEXT: In MP3 mode only– Press TEXT repeatedly to view Album (AL), Folder (FL), Song (SO) and Artist (AR) in the display, if available. In TEXT MODE–...

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    Entertainment Systems SEEK/TRACK: Press SEEK/TRACK to seek to the previous/next channel. If a specific category is selected, (Jazz, Rock, News, etc.), press SEEK/TRACK to seek to the previous/next channel in the selected category. Press and hold SEEK/TRACK to fast seek through the previous/next channels. SCAN: Press SCAN for a brief sampling of all available SIRIUS satellite channels.

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    Entertainment Systems SATELLITE RADIO MENU: Press MENU when satellite radio mode is active to access. Press OK to enter into the satellite radio menu. Press to cycle through the following options: • CATEGORY MENU- Press OK to enter category mode. Press to scroll through the list of available SIRIUS channel Categories (Pop, Rock, News, etc.) Press OK when the desired category appears in the display.

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    Entertainment Systems d. DISABLE ALERTS/ENABLE ALERTS: Press OK to enable/disable the satellite alert status which alerts you when your selected songs are playing on a satellite radio channel. (The system default is disabled.) SONG ALERTS ENABLED/DISABLED will appear in the display. The menu listing will display the opposite state. For example, if you have chosen to enable the song alerts, the menu listing will read DISABLE as the alerts are currently on, so your other option is to turn them off.

  • Page 29: Auxiliary Input Jack (line In)

    Auxiliary input jack (Line in) WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Mazda strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.

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    Entertainment Systems Your vehicle is equipped with an Auxiliary Input Jack (AIJ). The Auxiliary Input Jack provides a way to connect your portable music player to the in-vehicle audio system. This allows the audio from a portable music player to be played through the vehicle speakers with high fidelity.

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    Entertainment Systems 7. Adjust the sound on your portable music player until it reaches the level of the FM station or CD by switching back and forth between the AUX and FM or CD controls. Troubleshooting: 1. Do not connect the audio input jack to a line level output. Line level outputs are intended for connection to a home stereo and are not compatible with the AIJ.

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    CD units are designed to play commercially pressed 4.75 in (12 cm) audio compact discs only. Due to technical incompatibility, certain recordable and re-recordable compact discs may not function correctly when used in Mazda CD players. Do not use any irregular shaped CDs or discs with a scratch...

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    Audio system warranty and service Refer to the Warranty Guide/Customer Information Guide for audio system warranty information. If service is necessary, see your authorized Mazda dealership. MP3 track and folder structure Your MP3 system recognizes MP3 individual tracks and folder structure as follows: •...

  • Page 34: Satellite Radio Information

    Entertainment Systems Sample MP3 structure If you are burning your own MP3 discs, it is important to understand how the system will read the structures you create. While various .mp3 files may be present, (files with .mp3 extensions other than mp3), only files with the .mp3 extension will be .mp3 played.

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    Mazda Motor Corporation shall not be responsible for any such programming changes. Satellite Radio Electronic Serial Number (ESN): This 12–digit Satellite Serial Number is needed to activate, modify or track your satellite radio account.

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    Entertainment Systems Radio Display Condition Action Required ACQUIRING Radio requires more No action required. than two seconds to This message should produce audio for the disappear shortly. selected channel. SAT FAULT Internal module or If this message does system failure not clear within a short present.

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    Entertainment Systems Radio Display Condition Action Required NO TEXT Song title information Song title information not available. not available at this time on this channel. The system is working properly. NO TEXT Category information Category information not available. not available at this time on this channel.

  • Page 38: Climate Controls, Manual Heating And Air Conditioning

    Climate Controls MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM Fan speed adjustment: Turn to select fan speed. Rear defroster: Press to activate/deactivate the rear window defroster. Refer to Rear window defroster later in this chapter for more information. Defrost: Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster vents and demister vents.

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    Climate Controls Passenger heated seat control (if equipped): Press to activate/deactivate the passenger heated seat. See Heated seats in the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter. Recirculated air: Press to activate/deactivate air recirculation in the vehicle. Recirculated air may reduce the amount of time needed to cool down the interior of the vehicle and may also help reduce undesired odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle.

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    Climate Controls Operating tips • To reduce fog build up on the windshield during humid weather, select (defrost) or (floor/defrost). • To reduce humidity build up inside the vehicle, do not drive with the system off or with (recirculated air) engaged and A/C off. •...

  • Page 41: Rear Window Defroster

    Climate Controls REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER The rear defroster control is located on the climate control panel and works to clear the rear window of fog and thin ice. The engine must be running to operate the rear window defroster. Press to turn the rear window defroster on.

  • Page 42: Lights, Headlamps

    Lights HEADLAMP CONTROL Rotate the headlamp control to the first position to turn on the parking lamps. Rotate to the second position turn on the headlamps. Rotate back to to turn the headlamps off. Autolamp control The autolamp system provides light sensitive automatic on-off control of the exterior lights normally controlled by the headlamp control.

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    Lights Autolamp delay system With autolamps, you can set the delay time to keep the headlights on for up to three minutes after the key is turned off. The delay time is set to 20 seconds at the factory, but the delay time may be changed by following the steps below (Steps 1 through 6 must be done within 10 seconds).

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    Lights Flash to pass Pull toward you slightly to activate and release to deactivate. Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped) Turns the lowbeam headlamps on with a reduced output. To activate: • the ignition must be in the on position. •...

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    Lights Note: If the battery is disconnected, discharged, or a new battery is installed, the dimmer switch requires re-calibration. Rotate the dimmer switch from the full dim position to the full dome/on position to reset. This will ensure that your displays are visible under all lighting conditions.

  • Page 46: Turn Signal Control

    Lights 4. On the wall or screen you will observe a light pattern with a distinct horizontal edge of high intensity light towards the right. If this edge is not at the horizontal reference line, the beam will need to be adjusted. 5.

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    Lights INTERIOR LAMPS Dome lamps and map lamps The front dome lamp is located overhead between the driver and passenger seats. The dome lamp is preset to illuminate when a door is opened and will remain on for 25 seconds after the door is closed.

  • Page 48: Bulb Replacement

    Lights Cargo and dome lamp Rear cargo lamp equipped with an ON/OFF/DOOR control will light when: • the doors are closed and the control is in the ON position. • the control is in the DOOR position and any door is open. When the control is in the OFF position, it will not illuminate when you open the doors.

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    To replace all instrument panel lights - see your authorized dealer Replacing interior bulbs Check the operation of the interior bulbs frequently. For bulb replacement, see an authorized Mazda dealer. Replacing exterior bulbs Check the operation of all the bulbs frequently.

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    7. Insert the glass end of the new bulb into the headlamp assembly. When the grooves in the plastic base are aligned, turn the new bulb clockwise to install. Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs For bulb replacement, see your authorized Mazda dealer.

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    Lights Replacing tail/stop/turn/backup lamp bulbs The tail/stop/turn/sidemarker/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. Make sure the headlamp switch is in the off position, then open the liftgate to expose the lamp assembly screws.

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    Lights 4. Pull bulb straight out of socket and push in the new bulb. 5. Install the bulb socket into the lamp assembly and rotate clockwise. 6. To install, carefully press the lamp assembly into liftgate. Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs To remove the lamp assembly: 1.

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    Lights Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped) 1. Make sure the fog lamp switch is in the off position. 2. From underneath the vehicle, rotate the harness/bulb assembly counterclockwise, to remove from the fog lamp. 3. Carefully disconnect the bulb from the harness assembly via the two snap clips.

  • Page 54: Driver Controls

    After a short period of time, turn the switch on and the blades should operate normally. If they don’t resume functioning, consult an authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Wait until the weather clears before trying to drive with the wipers inoperative.

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    Driver Controls Rear window wiper/washer controls For rear wiper operation, rotate the rear window wiper and washer control to the desired position. Select: 2 — Normal speed operation of rear wiper. 1 — Intermittent operation of rear wiper. O (off) — Rear wiper and washer off. For rear wash cycle, rotate (and hold as desired) the rear wiper/washer control to either position.

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    Driver Controls WARNING: Adjusting the steering wheel while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. Moving it can very easily cause the driver to abruptly turn to the left or right. This can lead to loss of control or an accident. Never adjust the steering wheel while the vehicle is moving.

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    Driver Controls OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED) The appearance of your vehicle’s overhead console will vary according to your option package. Storage compartment (if equipped) Press the release on the door to open the storage compartment. The storage compartment may be used to secure sunglasses or a similar object.

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    Driver Controls The tray and inside bin can be removed to open up space to fit a laptop computer, MP3 players, CDs or handbags. To remove, open the console lid and pull the bin straight up and out from the console housing.

  • Page 59: Power Windows

    Driver Controls To have full capacity usage of your power point, the engine is required to be running to avoid unintentional discharge of the battery. To prevent the battery from being discharged: • do not use the power point longer than necessary when the engine is not running, •...

  • Page 60: Mirrors

    Driver Controls One-touch down (AUTO) Allows the driver’s window to open fully without holding the control down. Press the switch completely down to the second detent and release quickly. The window will open fully. Momentarily press the switch to any position to stop the window operation.

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    Driver Controls Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped) Your vehicle may be equipped with an interior rear view mirror that has an auto-dimming function. The electronic day/night mirror will change from the normal (high reflective) state to the non-glare (darkened) state when bright lights (glare) reach the interior mirror.

  • Page 62: Cruise Control

    Driver Controls Fold-away mirrors Fold the side mirrors in carefully when driving through a narrow space, like an automatic car wash. Heated outside mirrors (if equipped) Both mirrors are heated automatically to remove ice, mist and fog when the rear window defrost is activated.

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    Driver Controls Setting speed control The controls for using your speed control are located on the steering wheel for your convenience. 1. Press the ON control and release it. 2. Accelerate to the desired speed. 3. Press the SET + control and release it.

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    Driver Controls Resuming a set speed Press the RES control and release it. This will automatically return the vehicle to the previously set speed. Increasing speed while using speed control There are three ways to set a higher speed: • Press and hold the SET + control until you get to the desired speed, then release the control.

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    Driver Controls Turning off speed control There are two ways to turn off the speed control: • Press the OFF control. • Turn off the ignition. Note: When you turn off the speed control or the ignition, your speed control set speed memory is erased. STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED) These controls allow you to operate some audio control features.

  • Page 66: Moon Roof

    Driver Controls In any mode: • Press VOL + or VOL - to adjust the volume. MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED) You can move the glass panel of the moon roof back to open or tilt up (from the closed position) to ventilate the vehicle. WARNING: Do not let children play with the moon roof or leave children unattended in the vehicle.

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    Driver Controls If the ignition is turned off (without accessory delay being active) during bounce-back, the moon roof will move until the bounce-back position is reached. Bounce-back override: To override bounce-back, press and hold the front portion of the control. For example: Bounce-back can be used to overcome the resistance of ice on the moon roof or seals.

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    Driver Controls UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER (IF EQUIPPED) Your vehicle may be equipped with a universal garage door opener which can be used to replace the common hand-held transmitter. Car2U Home Automation System (if equipped) The Car2U Home Automation System is a universal transmitter located in the driver’s visor that includes two primary features –...

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    Driver Controls Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code) The Car2U Home Automation System may be programmed to operate rolling code and fixed code garage door openers. • Rolling code garage door openers were produced after 1996 and are code protected.

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    Driver Controls 1. Firmly press the two outer Car2U system buttons for 1–2 seconds, then release. 2. Go to the garage to locate the garage door opener motor and its “learn” button. You may need a ladder to reach the unit and you may need to remove the unit’s cover or light lens to locate the “learn”...

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    Driver Controls The indicator light above the selected button will turn on to confirm that the Car2U system is responding to the button command. To program another rolling code device such as an additional garage door opener, a security device or home lighting, repeat Steps 1 through 4 substituting a different function button in Step 3 than what you used for the garage door opener.

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    Driver Controls Switch position 1 Up, on or + Middle, neutral or 0 Down, off or – L=left; M=middle; R=right 3. To input these positions into the Car2U system, simultaneously press all three Car2U system buttons for a few seconds and then release to put the device into programming mode.

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    Driver Controls After successful programming, you will be able to operate your Car2U system by pressing the button you programmed to activate the opener. The indicator light above the selected button will turn on to confirm that the Car2U system is responding to the button command. Erasing the Car2U Home Automation System buttons Note: The system allows for three devices to be programmed.

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    Driver Controls LIFTGATE • To open the liftgate window, unlock the liftgate (with the power door locks or the remote entry) and press the right side control button located under the license plate lamp shield. • To open the liftgate, unlock the liftgate (with the power door locks or the remote entry) and press the middle control button...

  • Page 75

    Driver Controls CARGO AREA FEATURES Cargo shade (if equipped) If your vehicle has a cargo shade, you can use it to cover items in the cargo area of your vehicle. To install the shade: • Insert the ends of the cargo shade into the mounting features located behind the rear seat on the rear trim panels.

  • Page 76

    Your vehicle may be equipped with factory-installed crossbars. Mazda Genuine Accessory crossbars, designed specifically for your vehicle, are also recommended for use with your roof rack system.

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    Driver Controls To remove the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) from the roof rack side rails: 1. Loosen the thumbwheel at both ends of the cross-bar (both cross-bars are adjustable). 2. Slide the cross-bar to the end of the rail. 3. Use a long, flat object to depress the tongue in the endcaps on both sides of the cross-bar.

  • Page 78

    Driver Controls To reinstall the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) to the roof rack side rails: 1. Ensure that both cross-bar assemblies are installed with the F (front) arrow facing towards the front of the vehicle. 2. Use a long, flat object to depress the tongue in the endcaps on both sides of the cross-bar.

  • Page 79: Locks And Security, Keys

    Locks and Security KEYS Your vehicle is equipped with two Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs). The key blade functions as a programmed key which starts the vehicle and unlocks/locks all the doors. The transmitter portion functions as the remote entry transmitter. Your IKTs are programmed to your vehicle;...

  • Page 80: Locks

    Locks and Security POWER DOOR LOCKS • Press the control to unlock all doors. • Press the control to lock all doors. Door key unlocking/locking Unlocking the doors Turn the key in the door cylinder to unlock the driver’s door only. All other doors will remain locked.

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    Locks and Security Power door unlock/lock procedure You must complete Steps 1-5 within 30 seconds or the procedure will have to be repeated. If the procedure needs to be repeated, you must wait 30 seconds. Note: All doors must be closed and remain closed throughout the configuration process.

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    Locks and Security Deactivating/activating autounlock Your vehicle comes with the autounlock feature activated. There are two methods to enable/disable this feature: • Through your authorized dealer, or • by using the power door unlock/lock sequence. Note: The autounlock feature can be activated/deactivated independently of the autolock feature.

  • Page 83

    Locks and Security CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS When these locks are set, the rear doors cannot be opened from the inside. The rear doors can be opened from the outside when the doors are unlocked. The childproof locks are located on rear edge of each rear door and must be set separately for each door.

  • Page 84

    Locks and Security The IKT allows you to: • remotely unlock the vehicle doors. • remotely lock all the vehicle doors. • remotely open the power liftgate glass. • activate the personal alarm. • operate the illuminated entry feature. The remote entry lock/unlock feature operates in any ignition position except while the key is held in the start position.

  • Page 85

    Locks and Security Locking the doors 1. Press and release to lock all the doors. Assuming all vehicle doors and the liftgate are properly closed, the parking lamps will illuminate. 2. Press and release again within three seconds to confirm that all the doors and liftgate are closed and locked.

  • Page 86

    Locks and Security To replace the battery: 1. Twist a thin coin in the slot of the IKT near the key ring in order to remove the battery cover. Note: Do not wipe off any grease on the battery terminals on the back surface of the circuit board.

  • Page 87: Anti-theft System

    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.

  • Page 88

    Locks and Security Note: Do not leave a duplicate coded key in the vehicle. Always take your keys and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle. Anti-theft indicator The anti-theft indicator is located in the instrument panel cluster. • When the ignition is in the off position, the indicator will flash once every two seconds to indicate the SecuriLock system...

  • Page 89

    Locks and Security Replacement Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKT) and coded keys Note: Your vehicle comes equipped with two Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs). The IKT functions as both a programmed ignition key that operates all the locks and starts the vehicle, as well as a remote keyless entry transmitter.

  • Page 90

    Locks and Security Please read and understand the entire procedure before you begin. 1. Insert the first previously programmed coded key into the ignition. 2. Turn the ignition from the 1 (off) position to the 3 (on) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (on) position for at least three seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.

  • Page 91: Seating And Safety Restraints, Seating

    Seating and Safety Restraints FRONT SEATS WARNING: Reclining the seatback can cause an occupant to slide under the seat’s seat belt, resulting in severe personal injuries in the event of a collision. WARNING: Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to reduce the risk of injury in a collision or sudden stop.

  • Page 92

    Seating and Safety Restraints To adjust the head restraint, do the following: 1. Adjust the seatback to an upright driving/riding position. 2. Raise the head restraint by pulling up on the head restraint. 3. Lower the head restraint by pressing and holding the guide sleeve adjust/release button and pushing down on the head restraint.

  • Page 93

    Seating and Safety Restraints To remove the adjustable head restraint, do the following: 1. Pull up the head restraint until it reaches the highest adjustment position. 2. Simultaneously press and hold both the adjust/release button and the unlock/remove button, then pull up on the head restraint.

  • Page 94

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: To minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash, head restraints must be installed properly. Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped) Lift handle to move seat forward or backward. Pull lever up to adjust seatback. Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped) The lumbar support control is located on the inboard side of the...

  • Page 95

    Seating and Safety Restraints Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped) WARNING: Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback when the vehicle is moving. You could move out of position to control the vehicle. Then a serious accident could occur. Sudden braking or a collision could cause serious injury.

  • Page 96

    Seating and Safety Restraints The control is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion. Move the front of the control up or down to raise or lower the front portion of the seat cushion. Move the rear of the control up or down to raise or lower the rear portion of the seat cushion.

  • Page 97

    Seating and Safety Restraints Note: Do not do the following: • Place heavy objects on the seat • Operate the seat heater if water or any other liquid is spilled on the seat. Allow the seat to dry thoroughly. To operate the heated seats: •...

  • Page 98

    Seating and Safety Restraints To adjust the head restraint, do the following: 1. Adjust the seatback to an upright driving/riding position. 2. Raise the head restraint by pulling up on the head restraint. 3. Lower the head restraint by pressing and holding the guide sleeve adjust/remove button and pushing down on the head restraint.

  • Page 99

    Seating and Safety Restraints To remove the adjustable head restraint, do the following: 1. Pull up the head restraint until it reaches the highest adjustment position. 2. Press and hold the adjust/remove button, then pull up on the head restraint. To reinstall the adjustable head restraint, do the following: 1.

  • Page 100

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: To minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash, head restraints must be installed properly. Folding down second row seats 1. Remove the second row head restraint. See Second row adjustable head restraints in this chapter.

  • Page 101

    Seating and Safety Restraints Attach the seat belt web snap button to the quarter trim panel snap button. This will ensure that seat belt does not get caught by staying out of the seat back folding path. 4. To release seatback, pull the seatback release lever (on top of seat) toward the front seat.

  • Page 102

    Seating and Safety Restraints Returning the second row seats to upright position 1. Pull seatback up and into upright position making sure seatback locks into place and the red seat unlatched indicator on release paddle is not visible. 2. Rotate seat cushion down into the seating position making sure that the seat cushion is locked into place and that the seat belt...

  • Page 103: Safety Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints 4. Remove the second row head restraint from underneath the front seat and reinstall. See Second row adjustable head restraints in this chapter. To remove the second row cushion 1. Lift the yellow tab to release the hinges.

  • Page 104

    Seating and Safety Restraints • Front passenger sensing system • “Passenger airbag off” or “pass airbag off” indicator lamp • Front crash severity sensor. • Restraints Control Module (RCM) with impact and safing sensors. • Restraint system warning light and back-up tone. •...

  • Page 105

    Seating and Safety Restraints Driver’s seat position sensor The driver’s seat position sensor allows your Personal Safety System™ to tailor the deployment level of the driver dual-stage airbag based on seat position. The system is designed to help protect smaller drivers sitting close to the driver airbag by providing a lower airbag output level.

  • Page 106

    Seating and Safety Restraints Front seat belt usage sensors The front seat belt usage sensors detect whether or not the driver and front outboard passenger seat belts are fastened. This information allows your Personal Safety System™ to tailor the airbag deployment and seat belt pretensioner activation depending upon seat belt usage.

  • Page 107

    Seating and Safety Restraints If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the Personal Safety System™ serviced at an authorized dealer immediately. Unless serviced, the system may not function properly in the event of a collision. Safety restraints precautions WARNING: Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips and the shoulder belt snug across the chest.

  • Page 108

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Placing a child, 12 years or younger, in the front seat is dangerous. The child could be hit by a deploying airbag and be seriously injured or even killed. A sleeping child is more likely to lean against the door and be hit by the side airbag (if equipped) in a moderate collision.

  • Page 109

    Seating and Safety Restraints • This seat belt system has a retractor assembly that is designed to pay out webbing in a controlled manner. This feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on the occupant’s chest. All seat belts in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts. The passenger seat belts have two types of locking modes described below: Vehicle sensitive mode This is the normal retractor mode, which allows free shoulder belt length...

  • Page 110

    Seating and Safety Restraints • Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until the entire belt is pulled out. • Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This indicates the seat belt is now in the automatic locking mode.

  • Page 111

    Seating and Safety Restraints Seat belt height adjustment Your vehicle has seat belt height adjustments at the front outboard seating positions. Adjust the height of the shoulder belt so the belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. To adjust the shoulder belt height, squeeze and hold the buttons on the side and slide the height adjuster up or down.

  • Page 112

    Unless all safety procedures are followed, injury could result. Ask an authorized Mazda dealer how to safely dispose of the pretensioner system or how to scrap a front pretensioner-equipped vehicle. Refer to the Seat belt maintenance section in this chapter.

  • Page 113

    Seating and Safety Restraints Conditions of operation If... Then... The driver’s seat belt is not The seat belt warning light illuminates buckled before the ignition 1 minute and the warning chime switch is turned to the on sounds 6 seconds. position...

  • Page 114

    Seating and Safety Restraints If... Then... The driver’s and front The Belt-Minder feature will not passenger’s seat belts are activate. buckled before the ignition switch is turned to the on position or less than 1-2 minutes have elapsed since the ignition switch has been turned to on...

  • Page 115

    Seating and Safety Restraints The following are reasons most often given for not wearing seat belts (All statistics based on U.S. data): Reasons given... Consider... Crashes are rare events 36,700 crashes occur every day. The more we drive, the more we are exposed to rare events, even for good drivers.

  • Page 116

    Seating and Safety Restraints Reasons given... Consider... I have an airbag Airbags offer greater protection when used with seat belts. Frontal airbags are not designed to inflate in rear and side crashes or rollovers. I’d rather be thrown clear Not a good idea. People who are ejected are 40 times more likely to DIE.

  • Page 117: Airbags

    Seating and Safety Restraints 1. Turn the ignition switch to the on position. DO NOT START THE ENGINE. 2. Wait until the seat belt warning light turns off (Approximately one minute). • Step 3 must be completed within 30 seconds after the seat belt warning light turns off.

  • Page 118

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

  • Page 119

    Do not modify the front end of the vehicle. WARNING: Additional equipment may affect the performance of the airbag sensors increasing the risk of injury. Consult your authorized Mazda dealership before installation of additional equipment. Children and airbags For additional important safety information, read all information on safety restraints in this guide.

  • Page 120

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. NEVER place a rear-facing child seat in front of an active airbag. If you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the seat all the way back.

  • Page 121

    Seating and Safety Restraints extremely important that occupants be properly restrained as far away from the airbag module as possible while maintaining vehicle control. WARNING: Several airbag system components get hot after inflation. Do not touch them after inflation or you may be burned.

  • Page 122

    Seating and Safety Restraints Front passenger sensing system The front passenger sensing system is designed to meet the regulatory requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208 and is designed to disable (will not inflate) the front passenger’s frontal airbag under certain conditions.

  • Page 123

    • If the indicator lamp remains lit even after this, the person should be advised to ride in the rear seat, and the system should be taken promptly to an authorized Mazda dealer for repair before that seat is occupied again.

  • Page 124

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Even with Advanced Restraints Systems, children 12 and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position. After all occupants have adjusted their seats and put on seat belts, it’s very important that they continue to sit properly. A properly seated occupant sits upright, leaning against the seat back, and centered on the seat cushion, with their feet comfortably extended on the floor.

  • Page 125

    Seating and Safety Restraints • Objects between the seat cushion and the center console (if equipped) • Objects hanging off the seat back • Objects stowed in the seatback map pocket (if equipped) • Objects placed on the occupant’s lap •...

  • Page 126

    DO NOT attempt to repair or service the system; take your vehicle immediately to an authorized Mazda dealer. Ask the front seat occupant to sit in a rear seat until the air bag system if checked by the authorized Mazda Dealer.

  • Page 127

    Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a collision. WARNING: Do not use accessory seat covers or non-Mazda leather seat upgrade kits. The use of accessory seat covers and kits may prevent the deployment of the side airbags and increase the risk of injury in an accident.

  • Page 128

    Seating and Safety Restraints How does the side airbag system work? The design and development of the side airbag system included recommended testing procedures that were developed by a group of automotive safety experts known as the Side Airbag Technical Working Group.

  • Page 129

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Several airbag system components get hot after inflation. Do not touch them after inflation. WARNING: If the side airbag has deployed, the airbag will not function again. The side airbag system (including the seat) must be inspected and serviced by an authorized dealer.

  • Page 130

    A, B, or C pillar trim, or the headliner on a vehicle containing side-curtain airbags. See your authorized Mazda dealer. WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle including the driver should always wear their seat belts even when an airbag SRS and side-curtain airbags are provided.

  • Page 131

    Seating and Safety Restraints How do the side-curtain airbags work? The design and development of the side air curtain system included recommended testing procedures that were developed by a group of automotive safety experts known as the Side Airbag Technical Working Group.

  • Page 132

    Seating and Safety Restraints The side-curtain airbags are mounted to roof side-rail sheet metal, behind the headliner, above the first and second row seats. In certain lateral collisions or rollover events, the side-curtain airbags will be activated, regardless of which seats are occupied. In certain rollover events, the side-curtain airbag on both sides of the vehicle will be inflated, regardless of which seats are occupied.

  • Page 133

    WARNING: Disposing of an airbag can be dangerous. Unless all safety procedures are followed, injury can result. Ask an Authorized Mazda dealer how to safely dispose of an airbag or how to scrap an airbag equipped vehicle.

  • Page 134: Child Restraints

    Recommendations for Safety Restraints are based on probable child height, age and weight thresholds from NHTSA and other safety organizations or are the minimum requirements of law. Mazda recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and consult your pediatrician to make sure your child seat is appropriate for your child, and is compatible with and properly installed in the vehicle.

  • Page 135

    Seating and Safety Restraints Recommendations for Safety Restraints for Children Recommended Child size, height, weight, or age restraint type Infants or Children weighing 40 lb (18 kg) or Use a child safety toddlers less (generally age four or younger) seat (sometimes called an infant carrier, convertible seat, or toddler...

  • Page 136

    Seating and Safety Restraints Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children Use any attachment method as indicated below by “X” LATCH LATCH Seat Seat belt Seat (lower (lower belt belt Restraint Child anchors anchors LATCH only Type Weight only) (lower tether anchors...

  • Page 137

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Always carefully follow the instructions and warnings provided by the manufacturer of any child restraint to determine if the restraint device is appropriate for your child’s size, height, weight, or age. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions and warnings provided for installation and use in conjunction with the instructions and warnings provided by the vehicle manufacturer.

  • Page 138

    Seating and Safety Restraints training to ensure that all children ages 0 to 16 are properly restrained in the correct restraint system. Mazda recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and your pediatrician to make sure your seat is appropriate for your child and properly installed in the vehicle.

  • Page 139

    Seating and Safety Restraints Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. NEVER place a rear-facing child seat in front of an active airbag. If you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the vehicle seat all the way back.

  • Page 140

    Seating and Safety Restraints Perform the following steps when installing the child seat with combination lap/shoulder belts: Note: Although the child seat illustrated is a forward facing child seat, the steps are the same for installing a rear facing child seat. 1.

  • Page 141

    Seating and Safety Restraints 3. While holding the shoulder and lap belt portions together, route the tongue through the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer’s instructions. Be sure the belt webbing is not twisted. 4. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) for that...

  • Page 142

    (2.5 cm) of movement for proper installation. 11. Mazda recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) to make certain the child restraint is properly installed. In Canada, check with your local St.

  • Page 143

    Mazda Motor Corporation recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top tether strap. See Attaching child safety seats with tether straps and Recommendations for attaching safety restraints for children in this chapter for more information.

  • Page 144

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Depending on where you secure a child restraint, and depending on the child restraint design, you may block access to certain seat belt buckle assemblies and/or LATCH lower anchors, rendering those features potentially unusable. To avoid risk of injury, occupants should only use seating positions where they are able to be properly restrained.

  • Page 145

    Seating and Safety Restraints Combining seat belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats When used in combination, either the seat belt or the LATCH lower anchors may be attached first, provided a proper installation is achieved. Attach the tether strap afterward, if included with the child seat. Refer to Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children in this chapter.

  • Page 146

    If the safety seat is not anchored properly, the risk of a child being injured in a collision greatly increases. If your child restraint system is equipped with a tether strap, and the child restraint manufacturer recommends its use, Mazda also recommends its use.

  • Page 147

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

  • Page 148

    Seating and Safety Restraints Booster seats should be used until you can answer YES to ALL of these questions when seated without a booster seat: • Can the child sit all the way back against the vehicle seat back with knees bent comfortably at the edge of the seat cushion? •...

  • Page 149

    Seating and Safety Restraints Children and booster seats vary in size and shape. Choose a booster that keeps the lap belt low and snug across the hips, never up across the stomach, and lets you adjust the shoulder belt to cross the chest and rest snugly near the center of the shoulder.

  • Page 150

    Mazda recommends that all seat 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 151: Tires, Wheels And Loading

    Tires, Wheels and Loading NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS Utility vehicles and trucks handle differently than passenger cars in the various driving conditions that are encountered on streets, highways and off-road. Utility vehicles and trucks are not designed for cornering at speeds as high as passenger cars any more than low-slung sports cars are designed...

  • Page 152

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Power is supplied to all four wheels through a transfer case or power transfer unit. 4WD vehicles allow you to select different drive modes as necessary. Information on transfer case operation and shifting procedures can be found in the Driving chapter. Information on transfer case maintenance can be found in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.

  • Page 153

    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 Motor Corporation to give you the following information about tire grades exactly as the government has written it.

  • Page 154

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Treadwear The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half (1 ⁄...

  • Page 155

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Glossary of tire terminology • Tire label: A label showing the OE (Original Equipment) tire sizes, recommended inflation pressure and the maximum weight the vehicle can carry. • Tire Identification Number (TIN): A number on the sidewall of each tire providing information about the tire brand and manufacturing plant, tire size and date of manufacture.

  • Page 156: Tire Inflation

    Always inflate your tires to the Mazda recommended inflation pressure even if it is less than the maximum inflation pressure information found on the tire. The Mazda recommended tire inflation pressure is found on the Safety Compliance Certification Label or Tire Label which is located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door.

  • Page 157

    Tires, Wheels and Loading When weather temperature changes occur, tire inflation pressures also change. A 10°F (6°C) temperature drop can cause a corresponding drop of 1 psi (7 kPa) in inflation pressure. Check your tire pressures frequently and adjust them to the proper pressure which can be found on the Safety Compliance Certification Label or Tire Label.

  • Page 158

    Tires, Wheels and Loading TIRE CARE Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems Periodically inspect the tire treads for uneven or excessive wear and remove objects such as stones, nails or glass that may be wedged in the tread grooves. Check the tire and valve stems for holes, cracks, or cuts that may permit air leakage and repair or replace the tire and replace the valve stem.

  • Page 159

    Tires, Wheels and Loading WARNING: Age Tires degrade over time depending on many factors such as weather, storage conditions, and conditions of use (load, speed, inflation pressure, etc.) the tires experience throughout their lives. In general, tires should be replaced after six years regardless of tread wear.

  • Page 160

    (such as P-metric versus LT-metric or all-season versus all-terrain) as those originally provided by Mazda. The recommended tire and wheel size may be found on either the Safety Compliance Certification Label or the Tire Label which is located on the B-Pillar or edge of the driver’s door.

  • Page 161

    The tire pressure sensors mounted in the wheels (originally installed on your vehicle) are not designed to be used in aftermarket wheels. The use of wheels or tires not recommended by Mazda Motor Corporation may affect the operation of your Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

  • Page 162

    Wheel misalignment in the front or the rear can cause uneven and rapid treadwear of your tires and should be corrected by a qualified technician at a Mazda dealer. Front wheel drive (FWD) vehicles and those with an independent rear suspension require alignment of all four wheels.

  • Page 163

    Tires, Wheels and Loading • Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles (front tires at top of diagram) • Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles/Four Wheel Drive (4WD)/All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles (front tires at top of diagram)

  • Page 164

    Sometimes irregular tire wear can be corrected by rotating the tires. Note: If your tires show uneven wear ask a qualified technician at a Mazda dealership to check for and correct any wheel misalignment, tire imbalance or mechanical problem involved before tire rotation.

  • Page 165

    Tires, Wheels and Loading 3. 65: Indicates the aspect ratio which gives the tire’s ratio of height to width. 4. R: Indicates a “radial” type tire. 5. 15: Indicates the wheel or rim diameter in inches. If you change your wheel size, you will have to purchase new tires to match the new wheel diameter.

  • Page 166

    Tires, Wheels and Loading 8. U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN): This begins with the letters “DOT” and indicates that the tire meets all federal standards. The next two numbers or letters are the plant code designating where it was manufactured, the next two are the tire size code and the last four numbers represent the week and year the tire was built.

  • Page 167

    Tires, Wheels and Loading 13. Maximum Permissible Inflation Pressure: Indicates the tire manufacturers’ maximum permissible pressure and/or the pressure at which the maximum load can be carried by the tire. This pressure is normally higher than the manufacturer’s recommended cold inflation pressure which can be found on the Safety Compliance Certification Label or Tire Label which is located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door.

  • Page 168

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Information on “T” type tires “T” type tires have some additional information beyond those of “P” type tires; these differences are described below: T145/80D16 is an example of a tire size. Note: The temporary tire size for your vehicle may be different from this example.

  • Page 169: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (tpms)

    Tires, Wheels and Loading TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)

  • Page 170

    Tires, Wheels and Loading The Tire Pressure Monitoring System complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 171

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) The Tire Pressure Monitoring System measures pressure in your four road tires and sends the tire pressure readings to your vehicle. The Low Tire Pressure Warning Lamp will turn ON if the tire pressure is significantly low.

  • Page 172

    Tires, Wheels and Loading When you believe your system is not operating properly The main function of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System is to warn you when your tires need air. It can also warn you in the event the system is no longer capable of functioning as intended.

  • Page 173

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Low Tire Possible Customer Action Required Pressure cause Warning Light Flashing Warning Spare tire in Your temporary spare tire is in Light use. Repair the damaged road wheel and re-mount it on the vehicle to restore system functionality.

  • Page 174: Vehicle Loading

    SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS WARNING: Snow tires must be the same size, load index, speed rating as those originally provided by Mazda. Use of any tire or wheel not recommended by Mazda can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.

  • Page 175

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Base Curb Weight – is the weight of the vehicle including a full tank of fuel and all standard equipment. It does not include passengers, cargo, or optional equipment. Vehicle Curb Weight – is the weight of your new vehicle when you picked it up from your authorized dealer plus any aftermarket equipment.

  • Page 176

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Example only: Cargo Weight – includes all weight added to the Base Curb Weight, including cargo and optional equipment. When towing, trailer tongue load or king pin weight is also part of cargo weight. GAW (Gross Axle Weight) – is the total weight placed on each axle (front and rear) –...

  • Page 177

    Tires, Wheels and Loading GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) – is the maximum allowable weight that can be carried by a single axle (front or rear). These numbers are shown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door. The total load on each axle must never exceed its GAWR.

  • Page 178

    Tires, Wheels and Loading • Example only: WARNING: Exceeding the Safety Compliance Certification Label vehicle weight rating limits could result in substandard vehicle handling or performance, engine, transmission and/or structural damage, serious damage to the vehicle, loss of control and personal injury.

  • Page 179

    Tires, Wheels and Loading GCW (Gross Combined Weight) – is the weight of the loaded vehicle (GVW) plus the weight of the fully loaded trailer. GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) – is the maximum allowable weight of the vehicle and the loaded trailer – including all cargo and passengers –...

  • Page 180

    Tires, Wheels and Loading WARNING: Exceeding any vehicle weight rating limitation could result in serious damage to the vehicle and/or personal injury. Steps for determining the correct load limit: 1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lb.”...

  • Page 181

    Tires, Wheels and Loading • A final example for your vehicle with 1,400 lb. (635 kg) of cargo and luggage capacity. You and one of your friends decide to pick up cement from the local home improvement store to finish that patio you have been planning for the past 2 years.

  • Page 182: Trailer Towing

    Tires, Wheels and Loading TRAILER TOWING Trailer towing with your vehicle may require the use of a trailer tow option package. Trailer towing puts additional loads on your vehicle’s engine, transmission, axle, brakes, tires, and suspension. For your safety and to maximize vehicle performance, be sure to use the proper equipment while towing.

  • Page 183

    Tires, Wheels and Loading GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer Weights Engine Maximum Trailer Weight Maximum GCWR - lb Range - lb (kg) frontal area of (kg) trailer - ft 2.5L w/manual 5000 (2268 ) 1500 (680) 24 (2.2) transmission 2.5L 5060 (2295) 1500 (680) 24 (2.2)

  • Page 184

    • engine damage • transmission damage • structural damage • loss of control • personal injury Preparing to tow Use the proper equipment for towing a trailer and make sure it is properly attached to your vehicle. See your authorized Mazda dealer.

  • Page 185

    Do not connect trailer lamps directly to your vehicle’s tail lamps. This can cause damage to your vehicle’s electrical system. See your authorized Mazda dealer or trailer rental agency for proper instructions and equipment for hooking up trailer lamps.

  • Page 186

    Tires, Wheels and Loading • 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. This will also assist in transmission cooling.

  • Page 187: Recreational Towing

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Exceeding these limits may allow water to enter critical vehicle components, adversely affecting driveability, emissions, reliability and causing internal transmission damage. Replace the rear axle lubricant any time the axle has been submerged in water. Rear axle lubricant quantities are not to be checked or changed unless a leak is suspected or repair required.

  • Page 188

    Tires, Wheels and Loading • Do not exceed 65 mph (105 km/h) for automatic transmission vehicles and 70 mph (113 km/h) for manual transmission vehicles. • For automatic transmission vehicles, start the engine and allow it to run for five minutes at the beginning of each day and every six hours thereafter.

  • Page 189: Driving, Starting

    Driving STARTING Positions of the ignition 1. Off— locks the gearshift lever and steering column and allows key removal. 2. Accessory— allows the electrical accessories such as the radio to operate while the engine is not running. 3. On— all electrical circuits operational and warning lights will illuminate.

  • Page 190

    Driving WARNING: If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your authorized dealer inspect your vehicle immediately. Do not drive if you smell exhaust fumes. Important safety precautions A computer system controls the engine’s idle revolutions per minute (RPM). When the engine starts, the idle RPM runs higher than normal in order to warm the engine.

  • Page 191

    Driving • Make sure the gearshift is in P (Park). If starting a vehicle with a manual transmission: • Make sure the parking brake is set. • Press and hold the clutch pedal to the floor and put the gearshift lever in N (Neutral).

  • Page 192

    Driving Some warning lights will briefly illuminate. See Warning lights and chimes in the Instrument Cluster chapter for more information regarding the warning lights. Starting the engine 1. Turn the key to 3 (on) without turning the key to 4 (start). If there is difficulty in turning the key, rotate the steering wheel until the key turns freely.

  • Page 193

    Driving Do not crank the engine for more than 10 seconds at a time as starter damage may occur. If the engine fails to start, turn the key to off and wait 30 seconds before trying again. Do not use starting fluid such as ether in the air intake system. Such fluid could cause immediate explosive damage to the engine and possible personal injury.

  • Page 194

    Driving Important ventilating information If the engine is idling while the vehicle is stopped in an open area for long periods of time, open the windows at least once inch (2.5 cm). Adjust the heating or air conditioning (if equipped) to bring in fresh air. Note: Improve vehicle ventilation by keeping all air inlet vents clear of snow, leaves and other debris.

  • Page 195

    Driving • Use as short an extension cord as possible. • Do not use multiple extension cords. Instead, use one extension cord which is long enough to reach from the engine block heater cord to the outlet without stretching. • Make certain that the extension cord is in excellent condition (not patched or spliced).

  • Page 196: Brakes

    Driving BRAKES Occasional brake noise is normal. If a metal-to-metal, continuous grinding or continuous squeal sound is present, the brake linings may be worn-out and should be inspected by an authorized dealer. If the vehicle has continuous vibration or shudder in the steering wheel while braking, the vehicle should be inspected by an authorized dealer.

  • Page 197

    Driving Using ABS When hard braking is required, apply continuous force on the brake pedal; do not pump the brake pedal since this will reduce the effectiveness of the ABS and will increase your vehicle’s stopping distance. The ABS will be activated immediately, allowing you to retain steering control during hard braking and on slippery surfaces.

  • Page 198: Electronic Stability Control

    Driving 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). Note: The parking brake is not recommended to stop a moving vehicle. However, if the normal brakes fail, the parking brake can be used to stop your vehicle in an emergency.

  • Page 199

    Driving WARNING: Remember that even advanced technology cannot defy the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. Aggressive driving on any road condition can cause you to lose control of your vehicle increasing the risk of personal injury or property damage.

  • Page 200

    Driving The system includes an ESC button on the instrument panel, and a “sliding car” icon in the instrument cluster. The “sliding car” icon in the instrument cluster will illuminate temporarily during start-up as part of a normal system self-check, or during driving if a driving situation causes the ESC system to operate.

  • Page 201

    Driving If the TCS is activated excessively in a short period of time, the braking portion of the system may become temporarily disabled to allow the brakes to cool down. In this situation, TCS will use only engine power reduction or transfer to help control the wheels from over-spinning. When the brakes have cooled down, the system will regain all features.

  • Page 202

    Driving Certain adverse driving maneuvers may activate the RSC system, which include: • Emergency lane-change • Taking a turn too fast • Quick maneuvering to avoid an accident, pedestrian or obstacle Switching Off Electronic Stability Control (ESC) If the vehicle is stuck in snow, mud or sand, and seems to lose engine power, switching off certain features of the ESC system may be beneficial because the wheels are allowed to spin.

  • Page 203

    WARNING: Turning off trailer sway control increases the risk of loss of vehicle control, serious injury, or death. Mazda does not recommend disabling this feature except in situations where speed reduction may be detrimental (e.g., hill climbing), the driver has significant trailer towing experience, and can control trailer sway and maintain safe operation.

  • Page 204

    Driving STEERING Your vehicle is equipped with an electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system. There is no fluid reservoir to check or fill. If your vehicle loses electrical power while you are driving (or if the ignition is turned off), you can steer the vehicle manually, but it takes more effort.

  • Page 205

    Driving WARNING: Loaded vehicles, with a higher center of gravity, may handle differently than unloaded vehicles. Do not overload your vehicle and use extra precautions, such as driving at slower speeds, avoiding abrupt steering changes and allowing for increased stopping distance, when driving a heavily loaded vehicle. Over-loading or loading the vehicle improperly can deteriorate handling capability and contribute to loss of vehicle control and vehicle rollover.

  • Page 206

    Driving 2. Using a screwdriver or similar tool, carefully pry out the small Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) cover cap located to the right of the gearshift lever. 3. Insert a screwdriver or similar tool straight down into the access hole and press downward while pulling the gearshift lever out of the P (Park) position and into the N (Neutral) position.

  • Page 207: Transmission Operation

    Driving AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED) Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning Your transmission is equipped with an adaptive learning strategy found in the vehicle computer. This feature is designed to increase durability and provide consistent shift feel over the life of the vehicle. A new vehicle or transmission may have firm and/or soft shifts.

  • Page 208

    Driving WARNING: Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the gearshift is latched in P (Park). Turn the ignition to the off position and remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle. R (Reverse) With the gearshift lever in R (Reverse), the vehicle will move backward. Always come to a complete stop before shifting into and out of R (Reverse).

  • Page 209

    Driving • The grade assist lamp in the instrument cluster is illuminated. Grade assist is designed to aid the driver with optimal gear selection in hilly terrain or mountainous areas but is not intended for normal operation. It is recommended that you return to O/D (overdrive mode) on flat terrain to provide the best fuel economy and transmission function.

  • Page 210

    Driving 2. Press the clutch pedal to the floor, then put the gearshift lever in the neutral position. 3. Start the engine. 4. Press the brake pedal and move the gearshift lever to the desired gear; 1 (First) or R (Reverse).

  • Page 211: Rear-view Camera System

    Driving 1. Hold the clutch pedal down and move the gearshift lever into the neutral position. 2. From the neutral position, move the gearshift lever all the way to the right, then move it down into the R (Reverse) position. Note: The gearshift lever can only be moved into R (Reverse) by moving it from left of 3 (Third) and 4 (Fourth) before shifting into R (Reverse).

  • Page 212

    Driving • (1) Rear bumper • (2) Red zone • (3) Yellow zone • (4) Green zone • (5) Centerline of vehicle Always use caution while backing. Objects in the red zone are closest to your vehicle and objects in the green zone are further away.

  • Page 213

    Driving WARNING: The camera is a reverse aid supplement device that still requires the driver to use it in conjunction with the rearview mirror and the side mirrors for maximum coverage. WARNING: Objects that are close to either corner of the bumper or under the bumper, might not be seen on the screen due to the limited coverage of the camera.

  • Page 214

    Driving Your vehicle is equipped with an intelligent 4WD System that continuously monitors vehicle conditions and automatically adjusts the power distribution between the front and rear wheels. It combines transparent all-surface operation with highly capable four-wheel drive. The 4WD system is always active and requires no driver input. It is capable of handling all road conditions, including street and highway driving as well as off-road and winter driving.

  • Page 215

    Driving • It may be safer to stay on the apron or shoulder of the road and slow down gradually before returning to the pavement. You may lose control if you do not slow down or if you turn the steering wheel too sharply or abruptly.

  • Page 216

    Driving Do not rock the vehicle if the engine is not at normal operating temperature or damage to the transmission may occur. WARNING: Do not spin the wheels at over 35 mph (56 km/h). The tires may fail and injure a passenger or bystander. Emergency maneuvers •...

  • Page 217

    Driving Avoid excessive speed because vehicle momentum can work against you and cause the vehicle to become stuck to the point that assistance may be required from another vehicle. Remember, you may be able to back out the way you came if you proceed with caution. Mud and water NOTE: •...

  • Page 218

    Mazda Motor Corporation joins the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management in encouraging you to help preserve our national forest and other public and private lands by “treading lightly.”...

  • Page 219

    Driving Descend a hill in the same gear you would use to climb up the hill to avoid excessive brake application and brake overheating. Do not descend in neutral; instead, disengage overdrive or manually shift to a lower gear. When descending a steep hill, avoid sudden hard braking as you could lose control.

  • Page 220

    The suspension and steering systems on your vehicle have been designed and tested to provide predictable performance whether loaded or empty and durable load carrying capability. For this reason, Mazda Motor Corporation strongly recommends that you do not make modifications...

  • Page 221

    Driving DRIVING THROUGH WATER If driving through deep or standing water is unavoidable, proceed very slowly especially when the depth is not known. Never drive through water that is higher than the bottom of the wheel rims (for cars) or the bottom of the hubs (for trucks).

  • Page 222: Roadside Emergencies, Hazard Flasher Control, Fuel Pump Shut-off Switch

    Roadside Emergencies HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL The hazard flasher is located on the steering column, just behind the steering wheel. The hazard flashers will operate when the ignition is in any position or if the key is not in the ignition. Press in the flasher control and all front and rear direction signals will flash.

  • Page 223: Fuses And Relays

    Roadside Emergencies This switch is located in the front passenger’s footwell, behind a flip-up cover, by the kick panel access cover. To reset the switch: 1. Turn the ignition to the off position. 2. Check the fuel system for leaks. 3.

  • Page 224

    Roadside Emergencies Standard fuse amperage rating and color COLOR Cartridge Fuse Mini Standard Maxi Fuse link maxi rating fuses fuses fuses cartridge fuses Grey Grey — — — Violet Violet — — — Pink Pink — — — — — —...

  • Page 225

    Roadside Emergencies The fuses are coded as follows: Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protective Circuits Location Rating Not used (spare) Brake on/off switch Not used (spare) Moon roof Brake-shift interlock (BSI), Passenger compartment fuse panel Turn signals, Stop lamps Low beam headlamps (left) Low beam headlamps (right) Interior lights Backlighting...

  • Page 226

    Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protective Circuits Location Rating Climate control Not used (spare) All lock motor feeds, Liftgate release, Liftglass release Heated seat Rear wiper Datalink Fog lamps Park lamps High beam headlamps Horn relay Demand lamps Instrument panel cluster Ignition switch Radio Instrument panel cluster...

  • Page 227

    Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protective Circuits Location Rating Not used (spare) Rear wiper logic, Heated seats relay, Instrument cluster Not used (spare) Front wiper logic, Blower motor relay 7.5A Occupant classification system (OCS), Passenger airbag deactivation indicator (PADI) 30A Circuit Power windows Breaker —...

  • Page 228

    Roadside Emergencies The high-current fuses are coded as follows. Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protected Circuits Location Rating 80A Midi Electronic power steering module (EPAS) 125A Midi Passenger compartment fuse panel 15A* Heated mirror 30A** Rear defroster 20A** Rear power point (center console) —...

  • Page 229

    Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protected Circuits Location Rating 15A* Trailer tow turn lamps — Not used 40A** Cooling fan 1 40A** Cooling fan 2 20A** ABS solenoid 30A** Power seats — A/C clutch relay — Rear defroster relay — Fuel relay —...

  • Page 230

    Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protected Circuits Location Rating — Liftgate latch relay — Not used — PCM diode — Start diode 10A* Run/start, Reverse lamps, Rear defrost relay — Not used * Mini fuse ** Cartridge fuse CHANGING A FLAT TIRE If you get a flat tire while driving: •...

  • Page 231

    Mazda. If the dissimilar spare tire or wheel is damaged, it should be replaced rather than repaired.

  • Page 232

    Roadside Emergencies Use of one of the dissimilar spare tires listed above at any one wheel location can lead to impairment of the following: • Handling, stability and braking performance • Comfort and noise • Ground clearance and parking at curbs •...

  • Page 233

    Roadside Emergencies Stopping and securing the vehicle 1. Park on a level surface, set the parking brake and activate hazard flashers. 2. Place gearshift lever in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or R (Reverse) (manual transmission) and turn engine off. Removing the jack and tools The jack and tools are located under the carpeted load floor.

  • Page 234

    Roadside Emergencies Remove the lug wrench from the jack in order to remove the spare tire from under the vehicle. Removing the spare tire or spare tire and tether (if equipped) 1. Insert the lug wrench through the access hole in the rear bumper.

  • Page 235

    Roadside Emergencies 5. Use the lug wrench to remove the lug nut from the spare tire tether. 6. If not replacing the spare or flat tire to the underbody storage area, raise winch up into the installed position. 7. Use the attached fastener strap (2) to tie the tether end to the winch actuator shaft (if equipped).

  • Page 236

    Roadside Emergencies WARNING: Changing a tire is dangerous if not done properly. If the vehicle slips off the jack, you or someone else could be seriously injured. Be sure to follow the directions for changing a tire, and never get under a vehicle that is supported only by a jack. WARNING: Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic.

  • Page 237

    Roadside Emergencies Before placing the jack under the vehicle, NOTE the jack locations: • Front View shown from rear of front tire. Position the jack directly below the protruding bolt.

  • Page 238

    Roadside Emergencies • Rear View shown from forward of rear tire. Position the jack directly below the stud on the rear trailing arm. 3. Position the jack according to the guides and turn the jack handle clockwise until the tire is a maximum of 1 inch (25 mm) off the ground.

  • Page 239

    Roadside Emergencies 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 240: Stowing Flat/spare Tire

    If the spare tire carrier ratchets with very little effort, take the vehicle to your authorized Mazda dealer for assistance at your earliest convenience. If your vehicle is equipped with a trailer hitch, guide the tire with one hand;...

  • Page 241: Wheel Lug Nut Torque

    M12 x 1.5 * Torque specifications are for nut and bolt threads free of dirt and rust. Use only Mazda recommended replacement fasteners. WARNING: When a wheel is installed, always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign materials present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub, brake drum or brake disc that contacts the wheel.

  • Page 242: Overheating

    Roadside Emergencies Note: Inspect the wheel pilot hole prior to installation. If there is visible corrosion in wheel pilot hole, remove loose particles by wiping with clean rag and apply grease. Apply grease only to the wheel pilot hole surface by smearing a “dime” (1 square cm) sized glob of grease around the wheel pilot surface (1) with end of finger.

  • Page 243: Jump Starting

    Roadside Emergencies WARNING: When the engine and radiator are hot, scalding coolant and steam may shoot out under pressure and cause serious injury. Do not remove the cooling system cap when the engine and radiator are hot. See Adding engine coolant in the Maintenance and Specifications section.

  • Page 244

    Roadside Emergencies Preparing your vehicle When the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the automatic transmission must relearn its shift strategy. As a result, the transmission may have firm and/or soft shifts. This operation is considered normal and will not affect function or durability of the transmission.

  • Page 245

    Roadside Emergencies 2. Connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the assisting battery. 3. Connect the negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the assisting battery.

  • Page 246

    Roadside Emergencies 4. Make the final connection of the negative (-) cable to an exposed metal part of the disabled vehicle’s engine, away from the battery and the fuel injection system. NOTE: Do not attach the negative (-) cable to fuel lines, engine rocker covers, the intake manifold or electrical components as grounding points.

  • Page 247

    Roadside Emergencies Removing the jumper cables Remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were connected. 1. Remove the jumper cable from the ground metal surface. Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the assisting (boosting) battery. 2.

  • Page 248

    Roadside Emergencies 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 249: Wrecker Towing

    It is recommended that your vehicle be towed with a wheel lift and dollies or flatbed equipment. Do not tow with a slingbelt. Mazda has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure. On FWD vehicles, if your vehicle is to be towed from the front, ensure proper wheel lift equipment is used to raise the front wheels off the ground.

  • Page 250

    Roadside Emergencies If the vehicle is towed by other means or incorrectly, vehicle damage may occur. Emergency towing In case of a roadside emergency with a disabled vehicle (without access to wheel dollies, car hauling trailer, or flatbed transport vehicle) your vehicle (regardless of transmission powertrain configuration) can be flat towed (all wheels on the ground) under the following conditions: •...

  • Page 251: Customer Assistance

    STEP 1: Contact Your Authorized Mazda Dealer Discuss the matter with an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This is the quickest and best way to address the issue. If your concern has not been resolved by the CUSTOMER RELATIONS, SALES, SERVICE, or PARTS MANAGER, then please contact the GENERAL MANAGER of the authorized dealer or the OWNER.

  • Page 252

    BBB AUTO LINE. The whole process normally takes 40 days or less. The arbitration decision is not binding on you or Mazda else you accept the decision. For more information about BBB AUTO LINE, including current eligibility standards, please call 1-800-955-5100 or visit the BBB website at www.lemonlaw.bbb.org.

  • Page 253

    40 days from the time your complaint is filed; there may be a delay of 7 days if you did not first contact MAZDA about your problem, or a delay of up to 30 days if the arbitrator requests an inspection/report by an impartial technical expert or further investigation and report by BBB AUTO LINE.

  • Page 254

    AND the nonconformity has been subject to repair two or more times by MAZDA or its agents AND the buyer or lessee has directly notified MAZDA of the need for the repair of the nonconformity;...

  • Page 255

    The arbitrator’s decision and any findings will be admissible in a court action. 11. If you accept the arbitrator’s decision, MAZDA will be bound by the decision, and will comply with the decision within a reasonable time not to exceed 30 days after we receive notice of your acceptance of the decision.

  • Page 256

    Your complete satisfaction is the goal of Mazda Canada Inc. and our authorized dealers. Mazda’s participation in CAMVAP makes a valuable contribution to our achieving that goal.

  • Page 257

    Administrator at 1 (800) 207-0685, or by contacting the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Office At: 235 Yorkland Boulevard, Suite 407 North York, Ontario M2J 4Y8 http://camvap.ca Regional Offices Regional Offices Areas Covered Mazda Canada Inc. Western Region Alberta, 8171 Ackroyd Road British Columbia, Suite 2000 Manitoba, Richmond, B.C. Saskatchewan,...

  • Page 258

    Mazda Dealer personnel, we recommend that you take the following steps: STEP 1 Discuss the matter with an Authorized Mazda Dealer. This is the quickest and best way to address the issue. If your concern has not been resolved by the CUSTOMER RELATIONS, SALES, SERVICE, or PARTS MANAGER, then please contact the GENERAL MANAGER of the authorized dealer or the OWNER.

  • Page 259

    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 MAZDA IMPORTERS/DISTRIBUTORS U.S.A (Importer/Distributor)

  • Page 260

    Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3K5 Canada TEL: 1 (800) 263–4680 (in Canada) (416) 609–9909 (outside Canada) PUERTO RICO & VIRGIN ISLANDS Plaza Motors Corp. (Mazda de Puerto Rico) P.O. Box 362722, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936–2722 TEL: (787) 788–9300 GUAM (d.b.a.

  • Page 261

    NOT take your Mazda outside the United States. However, in the event that you are moving to Canada permanently, Mazda vehicles built for use in the United States could be eligible for exportation to Canada with specific vehicle modifications to comply with the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety requirements.

  • Page 262

    We strongly recommend that you NOT take your Mazda outside Canada. However, in the event that you are moving to the United States permanently, Mazda vehicles built for use in Canada could be eligible for exportation to the United States with specific vehicle modifications to comply with the United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety requirements.

  • Page 263

    Mazda assumes no responsibility for death, injury, or expenses that may result from the installation of add-on non-genuine parts or accessories. SERVICE PUBLICATIONS Factory-authorized Mazda service publications are available for owners who wish to do some of their own maintenance and repair.

  • Page 264: Reporting Safety Defects (u.s. Only), Reporting Safety Defects (canada Only)

    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or Mazda Corporation. To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–9153);...

  • Page 265: Cleaning

    Cleaning WASHING THE EXTERIOR Wash your vehicle regularly with cool or lukewarm water and a neutral pH shampoo. • Never use strong household detergents or soap, such as dish washing or laundry liquid. These products can discolor and spot painted surfaces.

  • Page 266

    • Spray Engine Shampoo and Degreaser (0000–77–410E-09), available at your authorized Mazda dealer, on all parts that require cleaning and pressure rinse clean. • Cover the highlighted areas to prevent water damage when cleaning...

  • Page 267

    Cleaning • 2.5L I4 Engine • 3.0L V6 Engine • Never wash or rinse the engine while it is running; water in the running engine may cause internal damage. • Never wash or rinse any ignition coil, spark plug wire or spark plug well, or the area in and around these locations.

  • Page 268

    INSTRUMENT PANEL / INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS Clean the interior trim areas and instrument panel with a damp cloth, then with a clean, dry cloth, or use Mazda Deluxe Leather and Vinyl Cleaner (0000-77-430E-15). • Avoid cleaners or polish that increase the gloss of the upper portion of the instrument panel.

  • Page 269

    • To clean, use a soft cloth with Deluxe Leather and Vinyl Cleaner (0000-77-430E-15), available at your authorized Mazda dealer. Dry the area with a soft cloth. • To help maintain its resiliency and color, use the Deluxe Leather Care Kit (0000-77-609E-03), available at your authorized Mazda dealer.

  • Page 270

    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 271: Maintenance And Specifications

    This could lead to vehicle damage or an accident and injuries. For expert advice and quality service, consult an authorized Mazda Dealer. The owner should retain evidence that proper maintenance has been performed as prescribed.

  • Page 272

    Maintenance and Specifications SCHEDULE 1 I: Inspect and repair, clean, adjust, or replace if necessary (Oil-permeated air filter cannot be cleaned using the air-blow method) R: Replace L: Lubricate Maintenance Interval (Number of months or km (miles), whichever comes first) Months Maintenance Item x 1000 Miles 7.5 15 22.5 30 37.5 45 52.5...

  • Page 273

    According to state and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at the recommended time or miles (kilometers) period to ensure long-term reliability. Refer to Fuel filter in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter for fuel filter replacement requirements.

  • Page 274

    Maintenance and Specifications SCHEDULE 2 I: Inspect and repair, clean, adjust, or replace if necessary (Oil-permeated air filter cannot be cleaned using the air-blow method) R: Replace L: Lubricate Maintenance Interval (Number of months or km (miles), whichever comes first) Months Maintenance Item x 1000 miles...

  • Page 275

    According to state and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at the recommended time or miles (kilometers) period to ensure long-term reliability. Refer to Fuel filter in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter for fuel filter replacement requirements.

  • Page 276

    The owner or a qualified service technician should make these vehicle inspections at the indicated intervals to ensure safe and dependable operation. Bring any problem to the attention of an authorized Mazda Dealer or qualified service technician as soon as possible. When Refueling •...

  • Page 277

    Maintenance and Specifications PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING: A hot engine is dangerous. If the engine has been running, parts of the engine compartment can become very hot. You could be burned. Don’t inspect the coolant system or add coolant when the engine is hot.

  • Page 278

    Maintenance and Specifications Working with the engine on • Automatic transmission: 1. Set the parking brake and shift to P (Park). 2. Block the wheels. • Manual transmission: 1. Set the parking brake, press and hold the clutch pedal, place the gearshift in N (Neutral), and release the clutch pedal.

  • Page 279: Engine Compartment

    Maintenance and Specifications IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT 2.5L I4 engine 1. Engine coolant reservoir 2. Engine oil filler cap 3. Automatic transmission dipstick (if equipped) 4. Brake/Clutch fluid reservoir 5. Air filter assembly 6. Power distribution box 7. Battery 8.

  • Page 280

    Maintenance and Specifications 3.0L V6 engine 1. Engine coolant reservoir 2. Air filter assembly 3. Brake fluid reservoir 4. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick 5. Power distribution box 6. Battery 7. Coolant bleed valve 8. Engine oil dipstick 9. Engine oil filler cap 10.

  • Page 281

    In very cold weather, do not fill the reservoir completely. Only use a washer fluid that meets Mazda specifications. Do not use any special washer fluid such as windshield water repellent type fluid or bug wash. They may cause squeaking, chatter noise, streaking and smearing.

  • Page 282

    Maintenance and Specifications CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES 1. Pull the wiper blade and arm away from the glass. 2. Squeeze the locking tabs to release the blade from the arm and pull the blade away from the arm to remove it. 3.

  • Page 283: Engine Oil

    Maintenance and Specifications Changing rear window wiper blade The rear wiper arm is designed without a service position. This reduces the risk of damage to the blade in an automatic car wash. To replace the wiper blade: 1. Grab the wiper arm with one hand close to the arm/blade joint and pull it as far away from the glass as possible.

  • Page 284

    Maintenance and Specifications • 2.5L I4 engine • 3.0L V6 engine 6. Wipe the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick fully, then remove it again. • If the oil level is within the lower and upper holes or lower and upper lines, the oil level is acceptable.

  • Page 285

    Maintenance and Specifications • 3.0L V6 engine • If required, add engine oil to the engine. Refer to Adding engine oil in this chapter. • Do not overfill the engine with oil. Oil levels above the upper hole or upper line may cause engine damage. If the engine is overfilled, some oil must be removed from the engine by an authorized dealer.

  • Page 286

    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. It is recommended you use the appropriate Mazda oil filter or another with equivalent performance for your engine application.

  • Page 287: Battery

    Maintenance and Specifications BATTERY Your vehicle is equipped with a Mazda maintenance-free battery which normally does not require additional water during its life of service. If your battery has a cover/shield, make sure it is reinstalled after the battery has been cleaned or replaced.

  • Page 288

    Maintenance and Specifications WARNING: Keep batteries out of reach of children. Batteries contain sulfuric acid. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Shield your eyes when working near the battery to protect against possible splashing of acid solution. In case of acid contact with skin or eyes, flush immediately with water for a minimum of 15 minutes and get prompt medical attention.

  • Page 289: Checking Engine Coolant, Engine Coolant

    Maintenance and Specifications • Always dispose of automotive batteries in a responsible manner. Follow your local authorized standards for disposal. Call your local authorized recycling center to find out more about recycling automotive batteries. RECYCLE ENGINE COOLANT Checking engine coolant The concentration and level of engine coolant should be checked at the intervals listed in scheduled maintenance.

  • Page 290: Adding Engine Coolant

    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 291

    Maintenance and Specifications • The use of an improper coolant may harm engine and cooling system components and may void the warranty of your vehicle’s engine cooling system. If you are unsure which type of coolant your vehicle requires, contact your local authorized dealer. WARNING: Do not put engine coolant in the windshield washer fluid reservoir.

  • Page 292

    Maintenance and Specifications Add the proper mixture of coolant and water to the cooling system by following these steps: 1. Before you begin, turn the engine off and let it cool. 2. When the engine is cool, wrap a thick cloth around the coolant pressure relief cap on the coolant reservoir (an opaque plastic bottle).

  • Page 293

    Not all coolant recycling processes produce coolant which meets Mazda recommended coolants. Use of a recycled engine coolant which does not meet the Mazda recommended coolant, may harm engine and cooling system components. Always dispose of used automotive fluids in a responsible manner.

  • Page 294

    Maintenance and Specifications • Refer to the chart on the coolant container to ensure the coolant concentration in your vehicle will provide adequate protection at the temperatures in which you drive. Vehicles driven year-round in non-extreme climates should use a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and distilled water for optimum cooling system and engine protection.

  • Page 295

    Maintenance and Specifications 2. Arrange for the vehicle to be taken to an authorized dealer. 3. If this is not possible, wait a short period for the engine to cool. 4. Check the coolant level and replenish if low. WARNING: Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot.

  • Page 296

    Maintenance and Specifications Observe the following guidelines when handling automotive fuel: • Extinguish all smoking materials and any open flames before fueling your vehicle. • Always turn off the vehicle before fueling. • Automotive fuels can be harmful or fatal if swallowed. Fuels such as gasoline and ethanol are highly toxic and if swallowed can cause death or permanent injury.

  • Page 297

    Maintenance and Specifications Pure ethanol is the alcohol which is the intoxicating agent in liquor, beer and wine. It is distilled from the fermentation of plants such as field corn and sugar cane. When ethanol is produced for use in motor fuels, a small amount of gasoline is added to make it unfit for beverage use.

  • Page 298

    Maintenance and Specifications Refueling WARNING: Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can cause severe injuries. To help avoid injuries to you and others: • Read and follow all the instructions on the pump island; • Turn off your engine when you are refueling; •...

  • Page 299

    Maintenance and Specifications 4. After you are done pumping fuel, slowly remove the fuel filler nozzle—allow about five seconds after pumping fuel before removing the fuel filler nozzle. This allows residual fuel to drain back into the fuel tank and not spill onto the vehicle. Note: A fuel spillage concern may occur if overfilling the fuel tank.

  • Page 300

    Maintenance and Specifications Your vehicle was not designed to use fuel or fuel additives with metallic compounds, including manganese-based additives. Note: Use of any fuel other than those recommended may cause powertrain damage, a loss of vehicle performance, and repairs may not be covered under warranty.

  • Page 301

    Ask your fuel supplier about gasolines that meet the World-Wide Fuel Charter. Cleaner air Mazda endorses the use of reformulated “cleaner-burning” gasolines to improve air quality, per the recommendations in the Choosing the right fuel section. Running out of fuel Avoid running out of fuel because this situation may have an adverse effect on powertrain components.

  • Page 302

    Maintenance and Specifications Refilling with a portable fuel container With the Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system, use the following directions when filling from a portable fuel container: WARNING: Do not insert the nozzle of portable fuel containers or aftermarket funnels into the Easy Fuel™ system. This could damage the fuel system and its seal, and may cause fuel to run onto the ground instead of filling the tank, which could result in serious personal injury.

  • Page 303

    Maintenance and Specifications 4. When done, clean the funnel or properly dispose of it. Extra funnels can be purchased from your authorized dealer if you choose to dispose of the funnel. Do not use aftermarket funnels; they will not work with the Easy Fuel™ system and can damage it. The included funnel has been specially designed to work safely with your vehicle.

  • Page 304

    Maintenance and Specifications • Use the same side of the same pump and have the vehicle facing the same direction each time you fill up. • 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.

  • Page 305

    Maintenance and Specifications • Slow down gradually. • Driving at reasonable speeds (traveling at 55 mph [88 km/h] uses 15% less fuel than traveling at 65 mph [105 km/h]). • Revving the engine before turning it off may reduce fuel economy. •...

  • Page 306

    If other than 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 parts in performance and durability. WARNING: Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass or other dry ground cover.

  • Page 307

    Maintenance and Specifications WARNING: Exhaust leaks may result in entry of harmful and potentially lethal fumes into the passenger compartment. Do not make any unauthorized changes to your vehicle or engine. By law, vehicle owners and anyone who manufactures, repairs, services, sells, leases, trades vehicles, or supervises a fleet of vehicles are not permitted to intentionally remove an emission control device or prevent it from working.

  • Page 308

    Maintenance and Specifications If the service engine soon indicator remains on, have your vehicle serviced at the first available opportunity. Although some malfunctions detected by the OBD-II may not have symptoms that are apparent, continued driving with the service engine soon indicator on can result in increased emissions, lower fuel economy, reduced engine and transmission smoothness, and lead to more costly repairs.

  • Page 309

    Maintenance and Specifications BRAKE/CLUTCH FLUID Brake and clutch systems are supplied from the same reservoir. The fluid level will drop slowly as the brakes wear, and will rise when the brake components are replaced. Fluid levels between the MIN and MAX lines are within the normal operating range;...

  • Page 310

    Maintenance and Specifications 6. Install the dipstick making sure it is fully seated in the filler tube. 7. Remove the dipstick and inspect the fluid level. The fluid should be in the operating range for normal operating temperature. Your vehicle is equipped with one of the following dipsticks. Low fluid level Type A Type B...

  • Page 311

    Maintenance and Specifications Type B DO NOT ADD ADD (CHECK HOT) The transmission fluid should be in the zone, identified by the arrows in the above figures, if at normal operating temperature 185°F-200°F (85°C-93°C). High fluid level Type A Type B DO NOT ADD ADD (CHECK HOT) Fluid levels above the zone, identified by the arrows in the above figures,...

  • Page 312

    Maintenance and Specifications Type A Type B DO NOT ADD ADD (CHECK HOT) If an overfill occurs, excess fluid should be removed by an authorized dealer. An overfill condition of transmission fluid may cause shift and/or engagement concerns and/or possible damage. Do not use supplemental transmission fluid additives, treatments or cleaning agents.

  • Page 313: Air Filter(s), Maintenance Product Specifications And Capacities

    AIR FILTER Refer to scheduled maintenance for the appropriate intervals for changing the air filter element. When changing the air filter element, only use a genuine Mazda air filter element. WARNING: To reduce the risk of vehicle damage and/or personal burn injuries do not start your engine with the air...

  • Page 314

    Maintenance and Specifications 1. Release the clamps that secure the air filter housing cover. • 2.5L I4 engine • 3.0L V6 engine 2. Pull the air filter housing cover away. 3. Remove the air filter element from the air filter housing. 4.

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  • Page 317

    Maintenance and Specifications ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS Engine 2.5L I4 engine 3.0L V6 engine Cubic inches Required fuel 87 octane 87 octane or E85 Firing order 1-3-4-2 1-4-2-5-3-6 Ignition system Coil on plug Coil on plug Spark plug gap 0.049–0.053 inch 0.045–0.049 inch (1.25–1.35mm) (1.15–1.25mm) Compression ratio...

  • Page 318

    Maintenance and Specifications IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE Safety Compliance Certification Label The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Regulations require that a Safety Compliance Certification Label be affixed to a vehicle and prescribe where the Safety Compliance Certification Label may be located. The Safety Compliance Certification Label is located on the structure (B-Pillar) by the trailing edge of the driver’s...

  • Page 319

    8. Production sequence number TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS You can find a transmission code on MFD. BY FORD MOTOR CO. IN U.S.A. FOR MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION the Safety Compliance Certification DATE: XX/XX GVWR:XXXXXLB/ XXXXXKG Label . The following table tells you...

  • Page 320: Accessories

    Accessories CELL PHONES Use of cell phones and other devices by driver: WARNING: Use of any electrical devices such as cell phones, computers, portable radios, vehicle navigation or other devices by the driver while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. Dialing a number on a cell phone while driving also ties-up the driver’s hands.

  • Page 321: Index

    Index refill capacities ......313 ABS (see Brakes) .....194 Accessory delay ......58 Battery ........285 Air cleaner filter ....311, 313 acid, treating emergencies ..285 jumping a disabled battery ..241 Air conditioning maintenance-free ....285 manual heating and air servicing ........285 conditioning system ....36 Belt-Minder ......111 Airbag supplemental restraint...

  • Page 322

    .........281 engine compartment ....264 Driving under special instrument panel ....266 conditions ....207, 213, 216 interior ........267 sand .........214 Mazda car care products ..268 snow and ice ......217 plastic parts ......265 through water ....215, 219 washing ........263 waxing ........263 wheels ........264 wiper blades ......266...

  • Page 323

    Index Fluid capacities ......313 Headlamps ........40 aiming ........43 Fog lamps ........41 bulb specifications ....46 Four-Wheel Drive vehicles daytime running lights .....42 driving off road .......212 flash to pass ......42 preparing to drive your vehicle ........202 high beam .........41 replacing bulbs ......47 Fuel ..........293 calculating fuel economy ..301 turning on and off ....40...

  • Page 324

    Index fold away ........60 heated ........60 side view mirrors (power) ..59 Lamps bulb replacement Moon roof ........64 specifications chart ....46 cargo lamps .......42 daytime running light ....42 fog lamps ........41 Octane rating ......298 headlamps .........40 Oil (see Engine oil) ....281 headlamps, flash to pass ..42 Overdrive ........205 instrument panel, dimming ..42...

  • Page 325

    Index Remote entry system ...81–82 SecuriLock passive anti-theft illuminated entry ....84–85 system ..........85 locking/unlocking doors ..82–83 Servicing your vehicle ....274 opening the trunk .....83 Setting the clock ......19 panic alarm .......83 replacement/additional Side air curtain ......128 transmitters .......84 Side-curtain airbags system replacing the batteries .....83 (if equipped) .....126, 129 Roof rack ........74...

  • Page 326

    Index inflating ........153 label .........166 replacing ........157 Universal garage door opener ..66 rotating ........160 safety practices .......159 sidewall information ....162 snow tires and chains ....172 Vehicle Identification Number spare tire ......229, 231 (VIN) ..........316 terminology ......153 Vehicle loading ......172 tire grades .......152 treadwear ......152, 156 Ventilating your vehicle ...192 Towing ........180...

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    Part No. 9999 95 014C 10 © Mazda North American Operations Printed in U.S.A. (07/09)

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