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    Mazda North American Operations Important Notes About This Manual Keep this manual in the glove box as a handy reference for the safe and enjoyable use of your Mazda. Should you resell the vehicle, leave this manual with it for the next owner.

  • Page 4: How To Use This Manual

    Illustrations complement the words of the manual to best explain how to enjoy your The symbol below, located on some parts Mazda. By reading your manual, you can of the vehicle, indicates that this manual find out about the features, important contains information related to the part.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Your Vehicle at a Glance Interior, exterior views and part identification of your Mazda. Essential Safety Equipment Use of safety equipment, including seats, seat belt system, child-restraint systems and SRS air bags. Knowing Your Mazda Explanation of basic operations and controls; opening/closing and adjustment of various parts.

  • Page 7: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    Your Vehicle at a Glance Interior, exterior views and part identification of your Mazda. Dashboard and Interior Overview ..........1-2 Exterior Overview ................. 1-4...

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    Your Vehicle at a Glance Dashboard and Interior Overview The equipment and installation position varies by model. *Refer to Navigation System at the end of the manual (if equipped). Power window lock switch ................page 3-28 Power window switches ..................page 3-24 Power door lock switch ..................

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    Your Vehicle at a Glance Dashboard and Interior Overview Headlight leveling switch .................. page 5-41 Dashboard illumination ..................page 5-27 TCS-OFF switch ....................page 5-22 Lighting control/Turn signals ................page 5-40 Audio control switch ..................page 6-45 Instrument cluster ....................page 5-24 Air bags ......................

  • Page 10: Exterior Overview

    Your Vehicle at a Glance Exterior Overview Sedan/5-Door The equipment and installation position varies by model.

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    Your Vehicle at a Glance Exterior Overview Trunk lid ......................page 3-20 Hatch ......................... page 3-12 Antenna ......................page 6-16 Rear window defroster ..................page 5-45 Power windows ....................page 3-23 Tires ........................page 8-34 Light bulbs ......................page 8-39 Hood ........................

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    Your Vehicle at a Glance Exterior Overview Sport Wagon The equipment and installation position varies by model.

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    Your Vehicle at a Glance Exterior Overview Liftgate ......................page 3-14 Antenna ......................page 6-16 Rear window defroster ..................page 5-45 Power windows ....................page 3-23 Tires ........................page 8-34 Light bulbs ......................page 8-39 Hood ........................page 3-32 Windshield wiper blades ..................page 8-28 Moonroof ......................

  • Page 15: Essential Safety Equipment

    Essential Safety Equipment Use of safety equipment, including seats, seat belt system, child-restraint systems and SRS air bags. Seats ....................2-2 Front Seats (Manually Operated Seats) ........2-2 Front Seats (Electrically Operated Seats) ........2-5 Rear Seat ................... 2-9 Seat Belt Systems ................ 2-16 Seat Belt Precautions ..............

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    Such modifications could damage the Seat Slide supplemental restraint system and result in serious injury. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer if there is WARNING any need to remove or reinstall the front seats. Adjust the driver seat only when the...

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seats Make sure the lever returns to its original WARNING position and the seat is locked in place by attempting to push it forward and backward. Do not drive with the seatback unlocked: Seat Recline The seatback plays an important role in your protection in a vehicle.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seats Height adjustment CAUTION To raise a head restraint, pull it up to the desired position. When returning a rear-reclined seatback To lower the head restraint, press the stop- to its upright position, make sure you catch release, then push the head restraint hold onto the seatback with your other down.

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    Such modifications could damage the supplemental restraint system and result in serious injury. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer if there is any need to remove or reinstall the front seats. Do not drive with damaged front seats: Driving with damaged front seats is dangerous.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seats Seat Recline (Driver's Seat) CAUTION The seat-bottom power adjustment is WARNING operated by motors. Avoid extended operation because excessive use can Do not drive with the seats reclined: damage the motors. Sitting in a reclined position while the To prevent the battery from running vehicle is moving is dangerous down, avoid using the power...

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seats Change the seatback angle by pressing the Rear of seat bottom front or rear side of the reclining switch. Raise or lower the back of the switch to Release the switch at the desired position. adjust the rear height of the seat bottom. Whole seat Height Adjustment (Driver's Seat) Raise the seat by pulling up on the center...

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seats To raise a head restraint, pull it up to the Lumbar Support Adjustment desired position. (Driver's Seat) To lower the head restraint, press the stop- To adjust the lumbar support, pull the catch release, then push the head restraint lever forward.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seats Rear Seat NOTE The seat temperature is regulated WARNING automatically by a thermostat. Other than turning it on or off, it cannot be adjusted. Do not stack cargo higher than the seatbacks or place articles on the rear package tray or on the luggage compartment cover: Stacking luggage or other cargo...

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seats NOTE WARNING When returning a rear seat to its Do not drive with the seatback original position, also replace the seat unlocked: belt to its normal position. Verify that The seatback plays an important role the seat belt pulls out and retracts. in your protection in a vehicle.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seats 2. After checking that the rear seats are CAUTION clear, open the trunk and pull the remote handle levers on the left and Before folding the seatbacks with the right side of the trunk. remote handle levers, make sure there is no cup in a rear cup holder.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seats Easy Fold Down Rear Seatbacks To fold down the rear seatbacks and slide forward seat bottoms and Forward Slide Seat Bottom for Added Luggage Space (5- Door/Sport Wagon) WARNING The seatback can be folded down and the seat bottom slid forward to provide a flat Always remove the child-restraint surface extending from the back of the...

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seats 2. After checking that the rear seats are When using the remote handle levers: clear, open the liftgate compartment and pull the remote handle levers on CAUTION the left and right side of the liftgate compartment. Be careful of the following when using the remote handle levers: On a downward slope, the seatback...

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seats 3. Push the rear seatback knob down. WARNING When returning the seatback to the upright position, make sure there is no red indication: A rear seatback not fully returned and locked in the upright position is dangerous.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seats Height adjustment To raise a head restraint, pull it up to the desired position. To lower the head restraint, press the stop- catch release, then push the head restraint down. Adjust the head restraint so that the top is even with the top of the passenger's ears, never the passenger's neck.

  • Page 30: Seat Belt Systems

    Seat belts help to decrease the possibility of severe injury during accidents and sudden stops. Mazda recommends that the driver and all passengers always wear seat belts. All of the seat belt retractors are designed to keep the lap/shoulder belts out of the way when not in use.

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    Therefore, both front seat belts must be inspected after a collision and replaced if necessary. Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect all seat belt systems in use during an accident before they are used again.

  • Page 32: Automatic Locking Mode

    Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems Pregnant Women and Persons with Serious Medical Conditions Pregnant women should always wear seat belts. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations. The lap belt should be worn SNUGLY AND AS LOW AS POSSIBLE OVER THE HIPS. The shoulder belt should be worn across your shoulder properly, but never across the stomach area.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems Seat Belt (Except Center- WARNING Rear Position) Positioning the Shoulder Portion of the Seat Belt: NOTE Improper positioning of the shoulder When using the center-rear seat belt, portion of the seat belt is dangerous. refer to Center-Rear Position Seat Always make sure the shoulder Belt (page 2-23).

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    If a belt does not fully retract, inspect it for kinks and twists. If it is still not WARNING retracting properly, have it inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Positioning the Shoulder Portion of the Seat Belt: Improper positioning of the shoulder portion of the seat belt is dangerous.

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    Always have an Authorized controlled manner to reduce belt force on Mazda Dealer inspect the seat belt the occupant's chest. pretensioners and air bags after any collision. Expended seat belt...

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    ON position. If any of side or rear impacts. these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. The system Some smoke (non-toxic gas) will be may not work in an accident.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems Center-Rear Position Seat WARNING Belt Fastening the Center-Rear Seat Belt Before using the center-rear lap/shoulder with Only One Buckle: belt make sure tongue (A) and anchor Fastening the center-rear seat belt buckle (B) are fastened. with only one buckle is dangerous.

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    NOTE If a belt does not fully retract, inspect it for kinks and twists. If it is still not retracting properly, have it inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 2-24...

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems Fastening the Lap Portion of the Sedan (Behind head restraint on left side) Seat Belt Grasp tongue (A) and insert it into the anchor buckle (B) until you hear a click. It is now secure for passenger use. NOTE After returning the left-rear seatback to its upright position, fasten the lap...

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    When ordering an extender, only order one that provides the necessary additional length to fasten the seat belt properly. Please contact your Authorized Mazda Dealer for more information. To pull out the seat belt, slide tongue (A) WARNING...

  • Page 41: Belt Minder

    ON beep sound will not be warning light will not illuminate and position. heard. function properly. Belt Minder NOTE The belt minder can be deactivated. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer to deactivate and restore the seat belt minder. 2-27...

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    Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems Driver's seat Front passenger seat The belt minder is a supplemental The seat belt warning light/beep reminds warning to the seat belt warning function. the front passenger to fasten the seat belt If the driver's seat belt is not fastened according to the chart below.

  • Page 43: Child Restraint

    Even if the front passenger air bag is shut off, Mazda strongly recommends that children be properly restrained and child-restraint systems of all kinds are properly secured on the rear seats which are the best place for children.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint WARNING Use the correct size child-restraint system: For effective protection in vehicle accidents and sudden stops, a child must be properly restrained using a seat belt or child-restraint system depending on age and size. If not, the child could be seriously injured or even killed in an accident. Follow the manufacturer's instructions and always keep the child-restraint system buckled down: An unsecured child-restraint system is dangerous.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint WARNING Seating a child in a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat is dangerous: Vehicles equipped with front passenger seat weight sensors are also equipped with a front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light (page 2-39). Even with the front passenger seat weight sensors, if you must use the front passenger seat for children, seating a child in a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat under the following conditions increases the danger of the front passenger air bag deploying...

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    To avoid burning yourself or a child, check them before you or your child touches them. NOTE Your Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designed LATCH child-restraint systems in the rear seat. When using these anchors to secure a child-restraint system, refer to LATCH Child-Restraint Systems (page 2-41).

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    In your Mazda, tethered Place tether equipped child-restraint child-restraint systems can only be systems where there are tether accommodated in the three positions on anchors.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint 1. Make sure the seatback is securely 4. Push the child-restraint system firmly latched by pushing it back until it is into the vehicle seat. Be sure the belt fully locked. retracts as snugly as possible. Clicking from the retractor will be heard during 2.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint Anchor bracket location (Sedan) Tether strap position (5-Door/Sport Wagon) Route between head restraint upright. Tether strap Tether strap position (Sedan) WARNING Tether Use the tether and tether anchor only strap for a child-restraint system: Using the tether or tether anchor to secure anything but a child-restraint system is dangerous.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint Tether strap position (5-Door) WARNING Always attach the tether strap to the correct tether anchor position: Attaching the tether strap to the incorrect tether anchor position is dangerous. In a collision, the tether strap could come off and loosen the child-restraint system.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint If You Must Use the Front Seat WARNING for Children If you cannot put all children in the rear Use the tether and tether anchor only seat, at least put the smallest children in for a child-restraint system: the rear and be sure the largest child up Child-restraint system anchorages are front uses the shoulder belt over the...

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    To check if your front seats have side Never use a rear-facing child-restraint air bags: system in the front seat with an air bag Mazda vehicles equipped with side that could deploy: air bag will have a SRS AIRBAG Rear-facing child-restraint systems on...

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    Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint Front Passenger's Seat Child- NOTE Restraint System Installation Inspect this function before each use 1. Slide the seat as far back as possible. of the child-restraint system. You should not be able to pull the shoulder belt out of the retractor while the system is in the automatic locking mode.

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    If the indicator light does not illuminate after installing a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat, install the child- restraint system on the rear seat and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. 2-40...

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    Child Restraint LATCH Child-Restraint Systems Your Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designed LATCH child-restraint systems in the rear seat. Both anchors must be used, otherwise the seat will bounce around and put the child in danger. Most LATCH child-restraint systems must also be used in conjunction with a tether to be effective.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint LATCH Child-Restraint System Anchor bracket location (Sedan) Installation Procedure (Rear Outboard Seats) 1. Make sure the seatback is securely latched by pushing it back until it is fully locked. 2. Expand the area between the seat bottom and the seatback slightly to verify the locations of the LATCH lower anchors.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint Tether strap position (5-Door/Sport WARNING Wagon) Route between head restraint upright. Always attach the tether strap to the correct tether anchor position: Tether strap Attaching the tether strap to the incorrect tether anchor position is dangerous.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint 2. Expand the area between the seat Anchor bracket location (Sedan) bottom and the seatback slightly to verify the locations of the LATCH lower anchors. Tether strap position (Sedan) Tether strap NOTE The markings above the LATCH lower anchors indicate the locations of LATCH lower anchors for the attachment of a child-restraint system.

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    Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint Anchor bracket location and tether strap position (Sport Wagon) Anchor Tether strap bracket WARNING Use the tether and tether anchor only for a child-restraint system: Using the tether or tether anchor to secure anything but a child-restraint system is dangerous.

  • Page 60: Srs Air Bags

    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Precautions The front and side supplemental restraint systems (SRS) include up to 6 air bags (verify SRS AIRBAG location indicator marks). They are located in: The steering wheel hub (driver air bag) The front passenger dashboard (front passenger air bag) The outboard sides of the front seatbacks (side air bags) The front and rear window pillars, and the roof edge along both sides (curtain air bags)

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    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags WARNING Seat belts must be worn in air bag equipped vehicles: Depending only on the air bags for protection during an accident is dangerous. Alone, air bags may not prevent serious injuries. The appropriate air bags can be expected to inflate only in the first collision with frontal, near frontal or side forces that are at least moderate.

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    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags WARNING Sit in the center of the seat and wear seat belts properly: Sitting too close to the side air bag modules or placing hands on them is extremely dangerous. The side air bags inflate with great force and speed directly out of the outboard side of the front seat and expand along the front door on the side the car is hit.

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    Should you sell your Mazda, we urge you to tell the new owner of its air bag systems and that familiarization with all instructions about them, from the Owner's Manual, is important.

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    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Supplemental Restraint System Components The supplemental restraint systems (SRS) have two basic subsystems: The air bag system with inflators and air bags. The electrical system with crash sensors and diagnostic module. The air bags are mounted in the following locations: The steering wheel hub The front passenger dashboard The outboard sides of the front seatbacks...

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    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Front Air Bag System Components (10) (1) Driver seat slide position sensor (page 2-53) (2) Front seats (3) Front dual stage inflators and air bags (4) Front air bag sensor (5) Front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light (page 2-53) (6) Front seat belt pretensioner and load limiting systems (page 2-21) (7) Front passenger seat weight sensors (page 2-53) (8) Front passenger seat weight sensor control module...

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    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Side and Curtain Air Bag System Components Sedan/5-Door Sport Wagon (1) Side and curtain inflators and air bags (2) Front seats (3) Crash sensors and diagnostic module (SAS unit) (4) Side crash sensor 2-52...

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    The front air bags will function only once. After that, the front air bags will not work again and must be replaced. Only an Authorized Mazda Dealer can replace the system components. The front, dual stage air bags control air bag inflation in two energy stages. During an impact of moderate severity the front air bags deploy with lesser energy, whereas during more severe impacts, they deploy with more energy.

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    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Front passenger seat weight sensors Your vehicle is also equipped with the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light (page 2-39). These sensors are located under both of the front passenger seat rails. These sensors determine the total seated weight on the front passenger seat.

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    ON position and does not illuminate as indicated in the above chart, do not allow a child to sit in the front passenger seat and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. The system may not work properly in an accident.

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    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags WARNING Do not increase the total seated weight on the front passenger seat: When an infant or small child sits on the front passenger seat, increasing the total seated weight on the front passenger seat from the total seated weight of approximately 30 kg (66 lb) is dangerous.

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    If the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate after installing a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat, install the child-restraint system on the rear seat and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Driver and front passenger buckle switches The buckle switches on the front seat belts detect whether or not the front seat belts are securely fastened and further control the deployment of the air bags.

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    The side and curtain air bags will function only once. After that, the side and curtain air bags will not work again and must be replaced. Only an Authorized Mazda Dealer can replace the systems.

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    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Driving into a big hole or hitting the far Front air bag activation side of a hole. The front air bags will inflate if the severity of impact is above the designed threshold level. Hitting a solid wall straight on at greater than about 22 km/h (14 mph).

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    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Rear-ending or running under a truck's Side and curtain air bag activation tail gate may not provide the stopping The severity of impact above the designed force necessary for air bag deployment. threshold level to one side of the vehicle (driver or passenger side areas) will cause the side and curtain air bags on that side to inflate, but it will not normally deploy...

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    Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Vehicle roll-over may not provide Constant Monitoring enough side force to deploy the side The following components of the air bag and curtain air bags. systems are monitored by a diagnostic system: SAS unit Front air bag sensor Air bag modules Side crash sensors...

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    ON position or does not illuminate is turned to the ON position. If any of as indicated in the chart. For more these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda details about this indicator light and Dealer as soon as possible. The system this chart, refer to Front passenger may not work in an accident.

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    Unless all safety procedures are followed, injury can result. Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer how to safely dispose of an air bag or how to scrap an air bag equipped vehicle.

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  • Page 79: Knowing Your Mazda

    Knowing Your Mazda Explanation of basic operations and controls; opening/closing and adjustment of various parts. Doors and Locks ................3-2 Keys ..................3-2 Keyless Entry System ............... 3-3 Door Locks ................3-9 Hatch (5-Door) ................ 3-12 Liftgate (Sport Wagon) ............3-14 Trunk Lid (Sedan) ..............

  • Page 80: Doors And Locks

    This could result in If your key is lost, consult your someone being badly injured or even Authorized Mazda Dealer and have killed. These new kinds of keys are your code number ready. fascinating to children. They could...

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    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks To retract the key, rotate it into the holder Keyless Entry System while pressing the release button. This system remotely locks and unlocks the doors and the hatch/liftgate, and opens the trunk lid, and opens the power windows.

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    To install a new battery, refer to Maintenance (page 3-6). Additional transmitters can be obtained at an Authorized Mazda Operation Dealer. Up to 3 transmitters can be indicator light used with the keyless entry system Panic button per vehicle.

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    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks NOTE NOTE (U.S.A.) (Without theft-deterrent system) This device complies with Part 15 of The hazard warning lights will flash the FCC Rules. Operation is subject once to indicate that all doors and the to the following two conditions: (1) hatch/liftgate are locked.

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    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Turning on the alarm NOTE Pressing the panic button for 1 second or (Without theft-deterrent system) more will trigger the alarm for about 2 The hazard warning lights will flash minutes and 30 seconds, and the...

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    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 2. Insert a small screwdriver into the slot CAUTION and push the tab to remove the key from the transmitter. Install the battery with the positive pole ( ) facing down. Battery leakage could occur if it is not installed correctly.

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    If you have a problem with the keyless entry system, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. If your transmitter is lost or stolen, bring all remaining transmitters to an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible for a replacement and to make the lost or stolen transmitter inoperative.

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    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Door Locks WARNING WARNING Always close all the windows, lock the doors and take the key with you when leaving your vehicle unattended: Always take all children and pets with (Except sedan) you or leave a responsible person with...

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    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Locking, Unlocking with Transmitter NOTE The doors can be locked/unlocked by Lockout prevention keeps you from operating the keyless entry system locking the driver's door with the key transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System in the ignition switch.

  • Page 89

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Rear Door Child Safety Locks NOTE These locks are intended to help prevent Holding the key in the unlocked children from accidentally opening the position in the driver's door lock for rear doors. Use them both whenever a about a second unlocks all doors and child rides in the vehicle.

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    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Opening and Closing the Hatch Hatch (5-Door) To open the hatch, pull up on the handle. WARNING Never allow a person to ride in the hatch area: Allowing a person to ride in the hatch area is dangerous.

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    After performing this emergency someone. measure, have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as This cover can be removed for more possible. room. To do this, just unfasten the straps;...

  • Page 92

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Locking, Unlocking with Door- Liftgate (Sport Wagon) Lock Switch The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by WARNING operating the door-lock switch, refer to Power Door Locks (page 3-10). Never allow a person to ride in the...

  • Page 93

    After performing this emergency measure, have the vehicle inspected at Notch an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Closing the liftgate Use both hands to push the liftgate down Retainer bar until the lock snaps shut.

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    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 2. Set the right side of the retainer bar NOTE onto the retainer loop on the right side of the luggage compartment. To fully retract and protect the cover, guide the cover all the way into the retainer.

  • Page 95

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Luggage Compartment Net Dividing the luggage compartment from the rear seat The luggage compartment net can be used as a compartment separator or to keep animals in the back. WARNING Do not use the luggage compartment...

  • Page 96

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 2. Slowly pull out the net in the upward Dividing the luggage compartment direction, insert the left and right net from the front seats anchors into the ceiling retainers, and slide them to the position indicated in WARNING the figure.

  • Page 97

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 5. Slowly pull out the net in the upward To install the net: direction, insert the left and right net 1. Fold down the rear seatback (page anchors into the ceiling retainers, and 2-12).

  • Page 98

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Opening and Closing the Trunk Lid Trunk Lid (Sedan) WARNING WARNING Close the trunk lid, lock the rear Never allow a person to ride in the seatbacks and do not allow children to trunk:...

  • Page 99: Trunk Light

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Opening the trunk lid with the key Trunk Light Insert the key into the slot and turn it The trunk light is on when the lid is open clockwise. and off when it's closed.

  • Page 100

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Inside Trunk Release WARNING Lever (Sedan) Close the trunk lid, lock the rear Your vehicle is equipped with an inside seatbacks and do not allow children to trunk release handle that provides a means...

  • Page 101

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Opening the Trunk Lid from the Power Windows Inside The ignition switch must be in the ON Slide the inside trunk release lever in the position for the power windows to direction of the arrow. The lever is made operate.

  • Page 102

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Operating the Front Power Windows Manual opening/closing To open a power window to the desired position, lightly hold down the switch. NOTE To close the power window to the desired Each passenger power window can position, lightly pull up the switch.

  • Page 103

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks NOTE NOTE If the battery was disconnected during Pressing the power window switch once vehicle maintenance, or for other when the window is fully closed will reasons such as a switch continues to be...

  • Page 104

    If you are unable to restore the function activates and the power window cannot despite doing the restore procedure, be closed automatically, pull and hold consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. the switch fully and the window will close. Jam-safe window...

  • Page 105

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks To open the power window to the desired NOTE position, hold down the switch. To close the power window to the desired For engine-off operation of the position, pull up the switch. power window, the switch must be...

  • Page 106

    Because nobody likes getting into a very passenger's power window switch turns hot car, Mazda has introduced a way to off. The light may be difficult to see open the two front windows as you...

  • Page 107

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 5-Door/Sport Wagon WARNING Lock button Use the auto-window function only Unlock button when you can see the vehicle and it is in a secure area: Do not let children play with your keys. If they open the window without...

  • Page 108

    CAUTION Always use only a genuine Mazda fuel cap or an approved equivalent, available at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The wrong cap can result in a serious malfunction of the fuel and emission control systems.

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    If the light remains on (even after you have tightened the cap securely, driven, and restarted the engine several times), it may indicate a different problem. Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Remote fuel-filler lid release Fuel-Filler Cap To remove the filler cap, turn it counterclockwise.

  • Page 110

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 3. Grasp the support rod and secure it in Hood the stay hole indicated by the arrow to hold the hood open. WARNING Always check that the hood is closed and securely locked: A hood that is not closed and securely...

  • Page 111

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks í Moonroof NOTE After washing your Mazda or after it The moonroof can be opened or closed rains, wipe the water off the moonroof electrically only when the ignition switch before operating it to avoid water is in the ON position.

  • Page 112

    Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Slide Operation CAUTION To open to any position, press the rear of The sunshade does not tilt. To avoid the slide switch. damaging the sunshade, do not push up on it. To close, press the front of the slide switch.

  • Page 113: Security System

    Knowing Your Mazda Security System Immobilizer System CAUTION The immobilizer system allows the engine When starting the engine do not allow to start only with a key the system the following, as the engine may not recognizes. start due to the electronic signal from...

  • Page 114

    If the security indicator light flashes continuously while you are driving, don't shut off the engine. Go to an Authorized Mazda Dealer and have it checked. If you shut off the engine while the light is flashing you won't be able to restart it.

  • Page 115

    They are only available through an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Always keep a spare key, in case one is lost. If a key is lost, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. If you lose a key, an Authorized Mazda Dealer will reset the electronic codes of your remaining keys and immobilizer system.

  • Page 116

    Knowing Your Mazda Security System Opening the hood by operating the í Theft-Deterrent System hood release handle. The optional theft-deterrent system is Opening the trunk lid by operating the designed to prevent your vehicle or its trunk lid release button.

  • Page 117

    A triggered alarm can be turned off by any one of the following methods: Mazda recommends that you affix it to the lower rear corner of a front door window. Unlock a door with the key.

  • Page 118: Steering Wheel And Mirrors

    Knowing Your Mazda Steering Wheel and Mirrors Steering Wheel Mirrors Outside Mirrors WARNING Check the mirror angles before driving. Never adjust the steering wheel while the vehicle is moving: WARNING Adjusting the steering wheel while the vehicle is moving is dangerous.

  • Page 119

    Knowing Your Mazda Steering Wheel and Mirrors After adjusting the mirror, lock the control Auto-dimming mirror by placing the selector switch in the middle position. í Mirror defroster To turn on the mirror defrosters, turn the ignition switch to the ON position and push the rear window defroster switch (page 5-45).

  • Page 120

    Knowing Your Mazda Steering Wheel and Mirrors Press the OFF button ( ) to cancel the NOTE automatic dimming function. The indicator light will go off. Do not use glass cleaner or suspend To reactivate the automatic dimming objects on or around the light sensor.

  • Page 121: Before Driving Your Mazda

    Before Driving Your Mazda Important information about driving your Mazda. Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions ........4-2 Fuel Requirements ..............4-2 Emission Control System ............4-3 Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide) ......... 4-5 Before Starting the Engine ............4-6 Before Getting In ..............4-6 After Getting In .................

  • Page 122

    Never add fuel system additives. Never add cleaning agents other than those specified by Mazda. Other cleaning agents and additives may damage the system. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Gasoline blended with oxygenates such as alcohol or ether compounds are generally referred to as oxygenated fuels.

  • Page 123

    Either condition will damage the converter and cause poor performance. USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL. Don't drive your Mazda with any sign of engine malfunction. Don't coast with the ignition switch turned off. Don't descend steep grades in gear with the ignition switch turned off.

  • Page 124

    Before Driving Your Mazda Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions NOTE After driving some distance and turning off the engine, the sound of a valve opening and closing can be heard at the rear of the vehicle, however this does not indicate an abnormality.

  • Page 125

    When inhaled, it can cause loss of consciousness and death. If you smell exhaust gas inside your vehicle, keep all windows fully open and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer immediately. Do not run the engine when inside an enclosed area: Running the engine inside an enclosed area, such as a garage, is dangerous.

  • Page 126: Before Starting The Engine

    Before Driving Your Mazda Before Starting the Engine Before Getting In After Getting In Be sure the windows, outside mirrors, Are all doors closed and locked? and outside lights are clean. Is the seat adjusted properly? Inspect inflation pressures and Are the inside and outside mirrors condition of tires.

  • Page 127: Driving Tips

    Break-In Period Money-Saving Suggestions No special break-in is necessary, but a few How you operate your Mazda determines precautions in the first 1,000 km (600 how far it will travel on a tank of fuel. Use miles) may add to the performance, these suggestions to help save money on economy, and life of your Mazda.

  • Page 128

    Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips If you get stuck, select a lower gear and Hazardous Driving accelerate slowly. Do not spin the front wheels. WARNING For more traction in starting on slippery surfaces, use sand, rock salt, Be extremely careful if it is necessary...

  • Page 129

    Do not spin the wheels at more than Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer to 56 km/h (35 mph), and do not allow perform the following precautions:...

  • Page 130: Snow Tires, Tire Chains

    Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips Snow Tires Driving In Flooded Area Use snow tires on all four wheels Don't go faster than 120 km/h (75 mph) WARNING while driving with snow tires. Inflate snow tires 30 kPa (0.3 kgf/cm , 4.3 psi)

  • Page 131

    Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips Overloading WARNING Be careful not to overload your vehicle: The gross axle weight rating (GAWR) and the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of your vehicle are on the Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Label on the driver's door frame. Exceeding these ratings can cause an accident or vehicle damage.

  • Page 132

    Before Driving Your Mazda Towing Trailer Towing The Mazda6 is not designed for towing. Never tow a trailer with your Mazda6. 4-12...

  • Page 133

    Driving Your Mazda Explanation of instruments and controls. Starting and Driving ..............5-2 Ignition Switch ................5-2 Starting the Engine ..............5-3 Brake System ................5-4 Manual Transaxle Operation ............. 5-9 Automatic Transaxle Controls ..........5-11 Power Steering ................ 5-18 Cruise Control .................

  • Page 134: Starting And Driving

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Automatic transaxle Ignition Switch To turn the key from the ACC to the LOCK position, the shift lever must be in Ignition Switch Positions the P position. Shift lever engaged in P (park) LOCK...

  • Page 135

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Starting the Engine NOTE If turning the key is difficult, jiggle the NOTE steering wheel from side to side. Engine-starting is controlled by the spark ignition system. ACC (Accessory) This system meets all Canadian...

  • Page 136

    Foot Brake Don't try the starter for more than 10 seconds at a time. If the engine stalls or Your Mazda has power-assisted brakes fails to start, wait 10 seconds before that adjust automatically through normal trying again. Otherwise, you may use.

  • Page 137

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Setting the parking brake WARNING Depress the brake pedal and then firmly pull the parking brake lever fully upwards Dry brakes that have become wet by with a greater amount of force than is...

  • Page 138

    Brake System Warning Light NOTE Having to add brake fluid is sometimes an indicator of leakage. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible even if the brake light is no longer illuminated. This warning has the following functions:...

  • Page 139

    ABS. safe driving: Should this happen, consult an Authorized The ABS cannot compensate for Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. unsafe and reckless driving, excessive speed, tailgating (following another vehicle too closely), driving on ice and...

  • Page 140

    Driving with worn disc pads is illuminated. Have the vehicle towed to dangerous. The brakes could fail and an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have cause a serious accident. As soon as the brakes inspected as soon as you hear a screeching noise consult possible: an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

  • Page 141

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Manual Transaxle Operation WARNING Manual Transaxle Shift Pattern Do not use sudden engine braking on slippery road surfaces or at high speeds: Shifting down while driving on wet, snowy, or frozen roads, or while driving at high speeds causes sudden engine braking, which is dangerous.

  • Page 142

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Recommendations for Shifting Downshifting When you must slow down in heavy Upshifting traffic or on a steep upgrade, downshift 2.3-liter engine before the engine starts to overwork. This reduces the chance of stalling and gives...

  • Page 143: Transaxle Ranges

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Automatic Transaxle Controls Various Lockouts: Indicates that you must depress the brake pedal to shift (The ignition switch must be in the ACC or ON position). Indicates the shift lever can be shifted freely into any position.

  • Page 144

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving N (Neutral) D (Drive) In N, the wheels and transaxle are not D is the normal driving position. From a locked. The vehicle will roll freely even stop, the transaxle will automatically shift on the slightest incline unless the parking through a 5-gear/6-gear sequence.

  • Page 145

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Manual Shift Mode NOTE This mode gives you the feel of driving a If you change to manual shift mode manual transaxle vehicle by operating the when the vehicle is stopped, the gear shift lever and allows you to control will shift to M1.

  • Page 146

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Gear position indicator Shifting The numeral for the selected gear Manually Shifting up illuminates. (M1→M2→M3→M4→M5→M6 To shift up to a higher gear, tap the shift lever back ( ) once. * 3.0-liter engine model...

  • Page 147

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Manually Shifting down NOTE →M5→M4→M3→M2→M1) When driving at high speeds, the To shift down to a lower gear, tap the shift gear may not shift down depending lever forward ( ) once. on vehicle speed.

  • Page 148

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving During deceleration, the gears shift down NOTE automatically when speed is reduced to the following: If the vehicle is driven at a low speed Gear Vehicle speed from a standing start while in M2, the M6→M5...

  • Page 149

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving (3.0-liter engine model) Descending steep grades Gear Vehicle speed When descending a steep grade, shift to M1 to M2 24 km/h (15 mph) lower gears, depending on load weight and grade steepness. Descend slowly,...

  • Page 150

    WARNING If the steering feels rigid during normal Do not use the cruise control under driving, consult an Authorized Mazda the following conditions: Dealer. Using the cruise control under the following conditions is dangerous and CAUTION could result in loss of vehicle control.

  • Page 151

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Cruise Set Indicator Light To Set Speed 1. Activate the cruise control system by pressing the ON/OFF switch. 2. Accelerate to the desired speed, which must be more than 30 km/h (19 mph). 3. Press the SET/COAST button and release it at the speed you want.

  • Page 152

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving To Increase Cruising Speed NOTE Follow either of these procedures. Accelerate if you want to speed up Press the RES/ACCEL button and hold temporarily when the cruise control is it. Your vehicle will accelerate.

  • Page 153

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Press the CANCEL button. To Resume Cruising Speed at More Than 30 km/h (19 mph) If some other method besides the ON/ OFF switch was used to cancel cruising speed and the system is still activated, the...

  • Page 154

    Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving TCS Indicator Light Traction Control System í (TCS) The Traction Control System (TCS) enhances traction and safety by controlling engine torque. When the TCS detects driving wheel slippage, it lowers engine torque to prevent loss of traction.

  • Page 155: Tcs Off Switch

    If the light stays on when the TCS is not NOTE switched off, take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The TCS may When TCS is on and you attempt to have a malfunction. free the vehicle when it is stuck, or drive it out of freshly fallen snow, the TCS will activate.

  • Page 156: Instrument Cluster And Indicators

    Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators Meters and Gauges (Black-out meter) When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the dashboard gauges illuminate. Speedometer ...................... page 5-25 Odometer, Trip Meter and Trip Meter Selector ..........page 5-25 Tachometer ......................page 5-26 Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge ..............

  • Page 157

    Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators Speedometer NOTE The speedometer indicates the speed of (Standard meter) the vehicle. The odometer and trip meter can be displayed as follows even when the Odometer, Trip Meter and Trip ignition switch is in the ACC or LOCK Meter Selector position.

  • Page 158

    Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators The trip meter records the total distance Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge the vehicle is driven until the meter is The engine coolant temperature gauge again reset. Return it to 0.0 by holding shows the temperature of the engine the selector depressed for more than 1 coolant.

  • Page 159

    Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators Fuel Gauge Dashboard Illumination The fuel gauge shows approximately how Rotate the thumb wheel to adjust the much fuel is in the tank. We recommend brightness of the instrument cluster and keeping the tank over 1/4 full. When the other illuminations in the dashboard.

  • Page 160

    Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators When driving on snowy or foggy roads, or in other situations when the instrument cluster or information display's visibility is reduced due to glare from surrounding brightness, cancel the illumination dimmer and increase the illumination intensity.

  • Page 161: Table Of Contents, Warning/indicator Lights And Beep Sounds

    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds Warning/Indicator Lights Warning/Indicator lights will appear in any of the highlighted areas Signal Warning/Indicator Lights Page Brake System Warning Light 5-31 Charging System Warning Light 5-32 Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light 5-33...

  • Page 162: Table Of Contents

    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds Signal Warning/Indicator Lights Page Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep 5-34 Door-Ajar Warning Light 5-36 Low Washer Fluid Level Warning Light 5-36 Automatic Transaxle Warning Light 5-36 Security Indicator Light 5-36 Headlight High-Beam Indicator Light...

  • Page 163

    Brake System Warning Light NOTE Having to add brake fluid is sometimes an indicator of leakage. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible even if the brake light is no longer illuminated. This warning has the following functions:...

  • Page 164: Charging System Warning Light

    ABS. warning light and brake warning light Should this happen, consult an Authorized illuminated. Have the vehicle towed to Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the brakes inspected as soon as possible:...

  • Page 165: Check Engine Light

    If the check engine light remains on or Authorized Mazda Dealer. flashes continuously, do not drive at high speeds and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. 5-33...

  • Page 166: Low Fuel Warning Light, Air Bag/front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light

    ON position. If either of these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda The seat belt warning light illuminates Dealer as soon as possible. The system and a beep sound will be heard if the may not work in an accident.

  • Page 167

    NOTE the front passenger to fasten the seat belt according to the chart below. The belt minder can be deactivated. Vehicle speed Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer to Between 0 20 km/h deactivate and restore the seat belt Condition km/h (12 mph) or minder.

  • Page 168: Door-ajar Warning Light, Security Indicator Light, Low Washer Fluid Level Warning Light

    CAUTION If the automatic transaxle warning light illuminates, the transaxle has an electrical problem. Continuing to drive your Mazda in this condition could cause damage to your transaxle. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. This warning light comes on when any door isn't securely closed.

  • Page 169: Headlight High-beam Indicator Light, Shift Position Indicator Light

    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds Headlight High-Beam Indicator Gear position indicator Light When the shift lever is in the D or M position, the numeral for the selected gear displays. í TCS Indicator Light This light indicates one of two things: The high-beam headlights are on.

  • Page 170

    TCS is switched off. Cruise Set Indicator Light If the light stays on when the TCS is not switched off, take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The TCS may have a malfunction. NOTE This light comes on when a cruising speed (3.0-liter engine model)

  • Page 171

    Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds Turn-Signal/Hazard Warning Beep Sounds Indicator Lights Seat Belt Warning Beep If the driver's seat belt is not fastened when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, a beep sound will be heard for about 6 seconds.

  • Page 172: Switches And Controls

    Headlights incorrectly. Consult an Authorized To turn on the lights, turn the headlight Mazda Dealer when the replacement is switch on the end of the control lever. necessary. Switch Position NOTE...

  • Page 173: Flashing The Headlights

    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls í Headlight High-Low Beam Headlight Leveling Push the lever forward for high beam. The number of passengers and weight of Pull back to original position for low cargo in the luggage compartment change beam.

  • Page 174

    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls í Fog Lights Turn and Lane-Change Signals Use this switch to turn on the fog lights. They help you to see as well as to be seen. Turn Signal To turn the front fog lights on, rotate the...

  • Page 175

    Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as in an accident. possible. Drive to the side of the road and park off the right-of-way. Wait until...

  • Page 176

    With the wiper lever in the OFF or INT position, the wipers will operate continuously until the lever is released. If the washer doesn't work, inspect the fluid level (page 8-27). If it's OK, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. í 5-44 Some models.

  • Page 177

    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Fully Automatic Type Air-Conditioning Rear Window Defroster The rear window defroster clears frost, fog, and thin ice from the rear window. The ignition switch must be in the ON position. Press the switch to turn on the rear window defroster.

  • Page 178

    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Horn Hazard Warning Flasher To sound the horn, press around the The hazard warning lights should always mark on the steering wheel. be used when you stop on or near a roadway. The hazard warning lights warn other...

  • Page 179

    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls HomeLink Wireless WARNING í Control System Do not use the HomeLink system with any garage door opener that lacks the NOTE safety stop and reverse feature: HomeLink and HomeLink house are Using the HomeLink system with any...

  • Page 180

    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Programming the HomeLink System NOTE FCC ID: NZLOBIHL3 CAUTION CANADA:4112A-OBIHL3 This device complies with FCC rules When programming a garage door part 15. Operation is subject to the opener or a gate, disconnect the power...

  • Page 181

    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls 4. After the HomeLink indicator light 7. Firmly press and release the learn or changes from a slow to a rapidly smart button. (The name and color of blinking light, release both the the button may vary by manufacturer.) HomeLink and hand-held transmitter buttons.

  • Page 182

    Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Gate operator/Canadian Reprogramming the HomeLink Programming system Canadian radio-frequency laws require To program a device to HomeLink using a transmitter signals to time-out (or quit) HomeLink button previously trained, after several seconds of transmission...

  • Page 183: Interior Comfort

    Interior Comfort Use of various features for drive comfort, including air-conditioning and audio system. Climate Control System ............... 6-2 Operating Tips ................6-2 Vent Operation ................6-3 Types of the Climate Control System ........6-5 Manual Type ................6-6 Fully Automatic Type ............. 6-11 Audio System ................

  • Page 184: Climate Control System

    Lack of refrigerant Clearing the Air Inlet may make the air conditioner less efficient. Consult an Authorized Mazda Clear all obstructions like leaves, snow Dealer for refrigerant inspection. and ice from the hood and the air inlet in...

  • Page 185

    Interior Comfort Climate Control System Vent Operation 2. Rotate the air vent left and right to Adjusting the Vents adjust the direction of airflow. Directing airflow 1. Press the upper part of the air vent to open it. NOTE When using the air conditioner, mist may come out from the vents.

  • Page 186

    Interior Comfort Climate Control System Selecting the Airflow Mode Dashboard Vents Defroster and Floor Vents Dashboard and Floor Vents Defroster Vents Floor Vents...

  • Page 187

    Interior Comfort Climate Control System Types of the Climate Control System Manual type and fully automatic type climate control systems are explained separately. Check your vehicle's climate control type and read the appropriate pages. Manual Type ......................page 6-6 Fully Automatic Type ..................... page 6-11...

  • Page 188

    Interior Comfort Climate Control System Manual Type Air intake selector A/C Switch Temperature control dial Fan control dial Mode selector dial Fan control dial Control Switches Temperature control dial Cold This dial allows variable fan speeds. 0 Fan off This dial controls temperature. Turn it 1 Low speed clockwise for hot and counterclockwise 2 Medium low speed...

  • Page 189

    Interior Comfort Climate Control System Mode selector dial Air intake selector Turn the mode selector dial to select This switch controls the source of air airflow mode (page 6-4). entering the vehicle. A/C switch Press the switch to alternate between the positions.

  • Page 190

    Interior Comfort Climate Control System Cooling (With Air Conditioner) WARNING 1. Set the mode selector dial to the position. Do not use the position in cold 2. Set the temperature control dial to the or rainy weather: cold position. Using the position in cold or rainy weather is dangerous as it will 3.

  • Page 191

    Interior Comfort Climate Control System NOTE WARNING When maximum cooling is desired, set the temperature control dial to the Do not defog the windshield using the extreme cold position and set the air position with the temperature intake selector to the position, control set to the cold position: then set the fan control dial to...

  • Page 192

    Interior Comfort Climate Control System Dehumidifying (With Air Conditioner) Operate the air conditioner in cool or cold weather to help defog the windshield and side windows. 1. Set the mode selector dial to the desired position. 2. Set the air intake selector to the position.

  • Page 193

    Interior Comfort Climate Control System Fully Automatic Type Climate control information is displayed on the information display. Temperature control dial Fan control dial Air intake selector A/C switch OFF switch Mode selector switch Auto switch Windshield defroster switch Selection of airflow mode Control Switches Outside/Recirculated air selection AUTO switch...

  • Page 194

    Interior Comfort Climate Control System OFF switch Mode selector switch Pressing the OFF switch shuts off the The desired airflow mode can be selected climate control system. (page 6-4). Temperature control dial NOTE With the airflow mode set to position and the temperature control dial set at a medium temperature, heated air is directed to the feet and a Cold...

  • Page 195

    Interior Comfort Climate Control System Windshield defroster switch NOTE The air conditioner may not function when the outside temperature approaches 0 °C (32 °F). (Indicator remains on even when system is off.) Air intake selector Press the switch to defrost the windshield and front door windows.

  • Page 196

    Interior Comfort Climate Control System NOTE WARNING Setting the temperature to maximum high or low will not provide the Set the temperature control to the hot desired temperature at a faster rate. or warm position when defogging ( position): When selecting heat, the system will Using the position with the restrict airflow until it has warmed to...

  • Page 197

    Interior Comfort Climate Control System Interior temperature sensor 6-15...

  • Page 198: Audio System

    Interior Comfort Audio System Antenna Operating Tips for Audio System Detachable Type To remove the antenna, turn it WARNING counterclockwise. To install the antenna, turn it clockwise. Do not adjust the audio control Make sure the antenna is securely switches while driving the vehicle: installed.

  • Page 199: Radio Reception

    Interior Comfort Audio System Signals from an FM transmitter are similar Radio Reception to beams of light because they do not AM characteristics bend around corners, but they do reflect. AM signals bend around such things as Unlike AM signals, FM signals cannot buildings or mountains and bounce off the travel beyond the horizon.

  • Page 200

    Interior Comfort Audio System Flutter/Skip noise Strong signal noise Signals from an FM transmitter move in This occurs very close to a transmitter straight lines and become weak in valleys tower. The broadcast signals are between tall buildings, mountains, and extremely strong, so the result is noise and other obstacles.

  • Page 201

    Should the unit not operate normally, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Only cassette tapes that play no longer Never attempt to repair it or insert a than 90 minutes should be used.

  • Page 202

    Interior Comfort Audio System The CD revolves at high speed within Operating Tips for CD Player/In- the unit. Defective (cracked or badly Dash CD Changer bent) CDs should never be used. Condensation phenomenon Immediately after turning on the heater when the vehicle is cold, the CD or optical components (prism and lens) in the CD player/In-dash CD changer may become clouded with condensation.

  • Page 203

    Interior Comfort Audio System A new CD may have rough edges on CD Player its inner and outer perimeters. If a disc with rough edges is used, proper setting will not be possible and the CD player/In-dash CD changer will not play the CD.

  • Page 204

    Interior Comfort Audio System Do not use record sprays, antistatic Handling the In-dash CD changer agents, or household spray cleaners. This unit may not be able to play Volatile chemicals such as benzine and certain CD-R/CD-RWs made using a thinner can also damage the surface of computer or music CD recorder due to the CD and must not be used.

  • Page 205

    Interior Comfort Audio System This unit can play MP3 files that have Operating tips for MP3 been recorded in bit rates of 8 kbps to 320 kbps. Nonetheless, to insure NOTE enjoyment of music with consistent sound quality, it is recommended to use Supply of this product only conveys a discs that have been recorded at a bit license for private, non-commercial use...

  • Page 206

    Interior Comfort Audio System MP3 files not conforming to the MP3 About folders and files format containing both header frames The order of hierarchy for MP3 files and data frames will be skipped and and folders during playback or other not played.

  • Page 207

    Interior Comfort Audio System Multi-session CAUTION A session is the complete amount of data recorded from the beginning to the end of This unit can only play MP3 files that a single period of CD-ROM, CD-R/CD- have an MP3 file extension (.mp3) RW data recording.

  • Page 208

    Interior Comfort Audio System Abbreviation for Variable Bit Rate. While CBR (Constant Bit Rate) is generally used, VBR varies the bit rate for audio compression according to compression conditions and this allows for compression with preference given to sound quality. 6-26...

  • Page 209

    Interior Comfort Audio System Audio Set In-Dash CD Changer (Music CD Player) CD Player In-Dash CD Changer (Music CD/MP3 CD Player) Illustration is of a representative audio unit. Cassette Tape Player Power/Volume/Sound Controls ................page 6-28 Operating the Radio ....................page 6-30 Operating the Cassette Tape Player ................

  • Page 210

    Interior Comfort Audio System Power/Volume/Sound Controls Power/Volume dial Audio control dial Power ON/OFF Turn the power/volume dial to the right to increase volume, to the left to decrease it. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or ON position. Audio sound adjustment 1.

  • Page 211

    Interior Comfort Audio System 2. Turn the audio control dial to adjust the The following four modes are available. selected functions as follows: Select the desired mode. Mode Volume change Indication Turn Left Turn Right No change Select mode Decrease Increase Minimum bass...

  • Page 212

    Interior Comfort Audio System Operating the Radio Band selector buttons Satellite button Scan button Seek tuning button Auto memory button/Electric serial number button Channel preset buttons Manual tuning dial Radio ON Tuning Press a band selector button ( The radio has the following tuning to turn the radio on.

  • Page 213

    Interior Comfort Audio System Seek tuning Auto memory tuning Pressing the seek tuning button ( This is especially useful when driving in will cause the tuner to seek a higher or an area where the local stations are not lower frequency automatically. known.

  • Page 214

    Interior Comfort Audio System SATELLITE RADIO (SAT) Vehicles equipped with the separately purchased SIRIUS digital satellite radio unit have the ability to receive up to 100 channels of digital quality programming coast to coast via satellite. For information on use, read the Satellite Radio Kit manual accompanying the SIRIUS digital satellite radio unit.

  • Page 215

    MEMO 6-33...

  • Page 216

    Interior Comfort Audio System í Operating the Cassette Tape Player Cassette tape play button APC button: Fast-forward button (next program) (one being played) Rewind button Cassette tape eject button Repeat button Program button Dolby NR button Cassette tape insert Dolby noise reduction Insert the cassette tape into the slot, open When using a tape with Dolby NR , push...

  • Page 217

    Interior Comfort Audio System NOTE NOTE The cassette tape can be ejected when APC may not operate properly if: the ignition switch is in the OFF A tape was recorded at a low level. position. A tape has long, silent intervals. Fast-forward/Rewind A tape is a live recording.

  • Page 218

    Interior Comfort Audio System í Operating the Compact Disc (CD) Player Fast-forward button CD play button Load button CD eject button CD slot Track up button Scan button Track down Reverse button button Repeat button Random button Inserting the CD Ejecting the CD Insert the CD into the slot, label-side up.

  • Page 219

    Interior Comfort Audio System Music scan This feature helps to find a program by playing about the first 10 seconds of each track. Press the scan button ( ) during play to start scan play operation (the track number will flash). Press the scan button ( ) once again to cancel scan play.

  • Page 220

    Interior Comfort Audio System í Operating the In-Dash CD Changer (Music CD player) Channel preset buttons (Music CD/MP3 CD player) CD play button CD eject button CD slot Load button Scan Track up button button Track down button Disc down Fast-forward button button...

  • Page 221

    Interior Comfort Audio System NOTE NOTE The CD will begin playback The first-inserted CD will be played automatically after insertion. automatically when: A CD cannot be inserted while the No other CD is inserted within 15 display reads WAIT . A beeping seconds after IN is displayed.

  • Page 222

    Interior Comfort Audio System NOTE NOTE (Music CD player) CDs will be ejected starting with the If the CD is not removed from the slot one with the lowest number. within approximately 10 seconds after All CDs in the tray will be ejected ejection, it will be re- inserted continuously.

  • Page 223

    Interior Comfort Audio System During MP3 CD playback During MP3 CD playback To change the disc, press the DISC button (Track repeat) ) for 1.5 seconds or 1. Press the repeat button ( ) during more during playback. playback to play the current track Folder search (during MP3 CD repeatedly.

  • Page 224

    Interior Comfort Audio System (CD random) MP3 CD 1. Press the random button ( ) during playback, and then press the button again within 3 seconds to play the tracks in the CD randomly. RDM is Disc number/File displayed. number/Elapsed time 2.

  • Page 225

    If CHECK CD is displayed, it means that there is some CD malfunction. Check for damage, dirt, or smudges on the CD, and then properly reinsert. If the message appears again, take the unit to an Authorized Mazda Dealer for service. 6-43...

  • Page 226

    Interior Comfort Audio System Error Indications If you see an error indication on the display, find the cause in the chart. If you cannot clear the error indication, take the vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Indication Cause Solution Insert the CD properly. If the error indication...

  • Page 227

    When all CDs are ejected. The VOICE button is operable with the audio unit turned off. Without navigation system Mazda has installed this system to prevent distraction while driving the vehicle and using audio controls on the dashboard. Always make safe driving your first priority.

  • Page 228: Adjusting The Volume

    Interior Comfort Audio System Adjusting the Volume NOTE To increase the volume, press the volume Cassette tape, CD, CD changer, and button ( ). SIRIUS digital satellite radio modes cannot be selected in the following To decrease the volume, press the volume cases: button ( A cassette deck, CD, CD changer, or...

  • Page 229

    Interior Comfort Audio System When playing a CD Press the seek switch ( ) to skip to the next track. Press the seek switch ( ) to repeat the current track. Mute Switch Press the mute switch ( ) once to mute audio, press it again to resume audio output.

  • Page 230

    This CD player should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified service personnel. If servicing is required, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous laser exposure. Never operate the CD player with the top case of the unit removed.

  • Page 231: Interior Equipment

    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Sunvisors Interior Lights When you need a sunvisor, lower it for Illuminated Entry System use in front or swing it to the side. When the illuminated entry system Sunvisor operates, the overhead light (switch is in the DOOR position) and the courtesy lights turn on for: About 30 seconds after the driver's...

  • Page 232: Map Lights

    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Overhead Lights Map Lights The map lights are switched on or off by Front pressing the switches. Front Switch Front Overhead Lights Position Light off Rear Light on when any door is open Light on or off when the illuminated entry system is on Rear Switch...

  • Page 233: Courtesy Lights

    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Luggage Compartment Light Courtesy Lights Turns on when any door is open or the 5-Door illuminated entry system is on. Courtesy light Switch Luggage Compartment Light Position Light off Light on when the hatch is open Sport Wagon Switch Luggage Compartment Light...

  • Page 234

    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Information Display OPEN/CLOSE switch (with navigation system) AMB switch (with outside temperature display ) TILT switch (with navigation system) CLOCK/CLK switch SET switch Information Display Functions The information display has the following functions: Clock Ambient Temperature Display (Outside Temperature Display) Climate Control Display Audio Display 6-52...

  • Page 235

    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Clock Time resetting While the clock is displayed, press the When the ignition switch is in the ACC or SET switch 1.5 seconds or more. When ON position, the time is displayed. the switch is released, a beep will sound and the clock will be reset as follows: (Example) 12:01 12:29→12:00...

  • Page 236

    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Cup Holder NOTE Under the following conditions, the WARNING ambient temperature display may differ from the actual ambient temperature depending on the Never use a cup holder to hold hot surroundings and vehicle conditions: liquids while the vehicle is moving: Using a cup holder to hold hot liquids Significantly cold or hot while the vehicle is moving is...

  • Page 237

    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Front Bottle Holder To use the cup holder, open the center Bottle holders are on the inside of the console by pressing the lower center part front doors. of its cover. Bottle holder CAUTION Rear The rear cup holder is on the rear center Do not use the bottle holders for armrest.

  • Page 238: Storage Pocket, Overhead Console

    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Storage Pocket Storage Compartments To open, push the release catch down and pull the lid downward. WARNING Keep storage boxes closed when driving: Driving with the storage boxes open is dangerous. To reduce the possibility of injury in an accident or a sudden stop, keep the storage boxes closed when driving.

  • Page 239

    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Small items can be placed in the tray of Glove Box the center console lid. To open the glove box, pull the latch To open it, pull the upper release latch. toward you. Insert the key and turn it clockwise to lock, counterclockwise to unlock.

  • Page 240

    Interior Comfort Interior Equipment Luggage compartment, left side 5-Door Knob Sport Wagon Cargo Securing Loops (5-Door/ Sport Wagon) WARNING Make sure luggage and cargo is secured before driving: Not securing cargo while driving is dangerous as it could move or be crushed during sudden braking or a collision and cause injury.

  • Page 241

    The ignition switch must be in the ACC To use the cargo sub-compartment, or ON position. remove trunk board A and open trunk Only use genuine Mazda accessories or board B. the equivalent requiring no greater than 120 W (DC 12 V, 10 A).

  • Page 242

    Don't use accessories that require more than 120 W (DC 12 V, 10 A). Don't use accessories that are not genuine Mazda accessories or the equivalent. Close the cover when the accessory socket is not in use to prevent foreign objects and liquids from getting into the accessory socket.

  • Page 243: In Case Of An Emergency

    In Case of an Emergency Helpful information on what to do in an emergency. Parking in an Emergency ............. 7-2 Parking in an Emergency ............7-2 Flat Tire ..................7-3 Spare Tire and Tool Storage ............7-3 Changing a Flat Tire ..............7-8 Overheating .................

  • Page 244: Parking In An Emergency

    In Case of an Emergency Parking in an Emergency Parking in an Emergency The hazard warning lights should always be used when you stop on or near a roadway. The hazard warning lights warn other drivers that your vehicle is a traffic hazard and that they must take extreme caution when near it.

  • Page 245: Flat Tire

    In Case of an Emergency Flat Tire Spare Tire and Tool Storage Spare tire and tools are stored in the locations illustrated in the diagram. Sedan/5-door Spare tire Jack With sub-woofer Tire hold-down bolt Sedan 5-door (Gold) Lug wrench Sport Wagon Lug wrench Spare tire With sub-woofer...

  • Page 246

    In Case of an Emergency Flat Tire Jack (5-Door/Sport Wagon) 1. Turn the knob and remove the cover. To remove the jack (Sedan) 1. Remove the jack container lid. 2. Remove the jack container lid. 2. Turn the wing bolt counterclockwise. 3.

  • Page 247

    In Case of an Emergency Flat Tire Spare Tire CAUTION Your Mazda has a temporary spare tire. When using the temporary spare tire, The temporary spare is lighter and smaller driving stability may decrease than a conventional tire, and is designed...

  • Page 248

    In Case of an Emergency Flat Tire 2. Turn the tire wing bolt 2. Remove the trunk board. counterclockwise. 3. For vehicles equipped with a sub- woofer, loosen the wing bolt and (5-Door) remove the woofer and spare tire. 1. For vehicles equipped with a sub- woofer, uncouple the connector.

  • Page 249

    In Case of an Emergency Flat Tire 3. For vehicles equipped with a sub- (Sport Wagon) woofer, loosen the wing bolt and 1. Remove trunk board A and open trunk remove the woofer and spare tire. board B. Wing bolt Lock washer (Black) Trunk board B...

  • Page 250

    In Case of an Emergency Flat Tire 1. Park on a level surface off the right-of- Changing a Flat Tire way and firmly set the parking brake. 2. Put a vehicle with an automatic NOTE transaxle in Park (P), a manual If the following occurs while driving, it transaxle in Reverse (R) or 1, and turn could indicate a flat tire.

  • Page 251

    In Case of an Emergency Flat Tire 2. Loosen the lug nuts by turning them Removing a Flat Tire counterclockwise one turn each, but 1. If your vehicle is equipped with a don't remove any lug nuts until the tire wheel cover, pry off the wheel cover has been raised off the ground.

  • Page 252

    Before removing the lug nuts, make sure your Use only the front and rear jacking Mazda is firmly in position and that it positions recommended in this cannot slip or move. manual:...

  • Page 253: Locking Lug Nuts

    If you lose Mounting the Spare Tire this key, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer or use the lock manufacturer's 1. Remove dirt and grime from the order form, which is with the registration mounting surfaces of the wheel and card.

  • Page 254

    If you're unsure of how tight the nuts should be, have them inspected at an Do not apply oil or grease to lug nuts Authorized Mazda Dealer. and bolts and do not tighten the lug nuts beyond the recommended Nut tightening torque...

  • Page 255

    10-8. Because the wheel studs and lug nuts on your Mazda have metric threads, 7. Have the flat tire repaired or replaced using a non-metric nut is dangerous. as soon as possible.

  • Page 256

    In Case of an Emergency Flat Tire NOTE To prevent the jack and tool from rattling, store them properly. 7-14...

  • Page 257

    Stop the and radiator are hot: engine and call an Authorized Mazda When the engine and radiator are hot, Dealer. scalding coolant and steam may shoot out under pressure and cause serious injury.

  • Page 258

    Carefully add coolant as required (page 8-20). CAUTION If the engine continues to overheat or frequently overheats, have the cooling system inspected. The engine could be seriously damaged unless repairs are made. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 7-16...

  • Page 259: Emergency Starting

    In Case of an Emergency Emergency Starting Starting a Flooded Engine If the engine fails to start, it may be flooded (excessive fuel in the engine). Follow this procedure: 1. Depress the accelerator all the way and hold it there. 2.

  • Page 260

    In Case of an Emergency Emergency Starting Jump-Starting Jump-starting is dangerous if done incorrectly. So follow the procedure carefully. If you feel unsure about jump-starting, we strongly recommend that you have a competent service technician do the work. WARNING Always wear eye protection when working near the battery: Working without eye protection is dangerous.

  • Page 261

    In Case of an Emergency Emergency Starting WARNING Connect the negative cable to a good ground point away from the battery: Connecting the end of the second jumper cable to the negative ( ) terminal of the discharged battery is dangerous. A spark could cause the gas around the battery to explode and injure someone.

  • Page 262

    In Case of an Emergency Emergency Starting Push-Starting WARNING Never tow a vehicle to start it: Towing a vehicle to start it is dangerous. The vehicle being towed could surge forward when its engine starts, causing the two vehicles to collide.

  • Page 263: Emergency Towing

    Towing Description CAUTION We recommend that towing be done only Don't tow the vehicle pointed backward by an Authorized Mazda Dealer or a with driving wheels on the ground. This commercial tow-truck service. may cause internal damage to the transaxle.

  • Page 264

    In Case of an Emergency Emergency Towing Recreational Towing CAUTION An example of recreational towing is Do not use the hooks under the rear towing your vehicle behind a motorhome. bumper for towing and tying down, as The transaxle is not designed for towing they cannot hold the load and it will this vehicle on all 4 wheels.

  • Page 265: Maintenance And Care

    Maintenance and Care How to keep your Mazda in top condition. Introduction .................. 8-2 Introduction ................8-2 Scheduled Maintenance ..............8-3 Scheduled Maintenance (USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico) ..8-3 Scheduled Maintenance (Mexico) ..........8-8 Owner Maintenance ..............8-15 Owner Maintenance Schedule ..........8-15 Owner Maintenance Precautions ..........

  • Page 266

    Claims against the warranty resulting from lack of maintenance, as opposed to defective materials or authorized Mazda workmanship, will not be honored. Any auto repair shop using parts equivalent to your Mazda's original equipment may perform maintenance. But we recommend that it always be done by an Authorized...

  • Page 267: Scheduled Maintenance

    Maintenance and Care Scheduled Maintenance Scheduled Maintenance (USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico) Follow Schedule 1 if the vehicle is operated mainly where none of the following conditions apply. If any do apply, follow Schedule 2 (Canada and Puerto Rico residents follow Schedule 2). Repeated short-distance driving Driving in dusty conditions Driving with extended use of brakes...

  • Page 268

    Maintenance and Care Scheduled Maintenance Schedule 1 Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first Months Maintenance Interval ×1000 km ×1000 miles 22.5 37.5 52.5 ENGINE 2.3-liter engine Drive belts (tension) 3.0-liter engine Audible inspect every 120,000 km (75,000 miles), Engine valve clearance (for 2.3-liter engine) if noisy, adjust Engine oil...

  • Page 269

    *2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at the recommended time or mileage/kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.

  • Page 270

    Maintenance and Care Scheduled Maintenance Schedule 2 Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first Months Maintenance Interval ×1000 km ×1000 miles ENGINE 2.3-liter engine Drive belts (tension) 3.0-liter engine Audible inspect every 120,000 km (75,000 miles), if noisy, Engine valve clearance (for 2.3-liter engine) adjust Puerto Rico...

  • Page 271

    *2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at the recommended time or mileage/kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.

  • Page 272

    Maintenance and Care Scheduled Maintenance Scheduled Maintenance (Mexico) Follow Schedule 1 if the vehicle is operated mainly where none of the following conditions apply. If any do apply, follow Schedule 2. Repeated short-distance driving Driving in dusty conditions Driving with extended use of brakes Driving in areas where salt or other corrosive materials are being used Driving on rough or muddy roads Extended periods of idling or low-speed operation...

  • Page 273

    Maintenance and Care Scheduled Maintenance Schedule 1 Number of months or kilometers, whichever comes first Maintenance Interval Months ×1000 km 90 100 110 120 ENGINE Drive belts (tension) Engine valve clearance (for 2.3-liter engine) Audible inspect every 120,000 km, if noisy, adjust Engine oil Engine oil filter COOLING SYSTEM...

  • Page 274

    *2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at the recommended time or kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.

  • Page 275

    Maintenance and Care Scheduled Maintenance Schedule 2 Number of months or kilometers, whichever comes first Maintenance Interval Months ×1000 km ENGINE Drive belts (tension) Engine valve clearance (for 2.3-liter engine) Audible inspect every 120,000 km, if noisy, adjust Engine oil Engine oil filter COOLING SYSTEM Cooling system...

  • Page 276

    *2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at the recommended time or kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.

  • Page 277

    Maintenance and Care Scheduled Maintenance (Cont.) Number of months or kilometers, whichever comes first Maintenance Interval Months ×1000 km 95 100 105 110 115 120 ENGINE Drive belts (tension) Engine valve clearance (for 2.3-liter engine) Audible inspect every 120,000 km, if noisy, adjust Engine oil Engine oil filter COOLING SYSTEM...

  • Page 278

    *2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will not void your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed at the recommended time or kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.

  • Page 279: Owner Maintenance

    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.

  • Page 280

    Improper owner maintenance during the warranty period may affect warranty coverage. For details, read the separate Mazda Warranty statement provided with the vehicle. If you're unsure about any servicing or maintenance procedure, have it done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

  • Page 281

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Engine Compartment Overview 2.3-liter engine Automatic transaxle fluid-level dipstick (only for automatic transaxle) Engine oil-filler cap Brake/Clutch fluid reservoir Windshield washer fluid reservoir Battery Power steering fluid reservoir Fuse block Engine oil dipstick Engine coolant Air filter reservoir Cooling system cap...

  • Page 282

    Changing the engine oil should be done and fuel economy requirements of the by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), Recommended Oil comprised of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers.

  • Page 283: Inspecting Engine Oil Level

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance The quality designation SL, or ILSAC 3.0-liter engine must be on the label. –30 –10 –20 Full –20 5W-20 5. Pull it out again and examine the level. It's OK between Low and Full. But if it's near or below Low, add Inspecting Engine Oil Level enough oil to bring the level to Full.

  • Page 284

    Owner Maintenance Engine Coolant NOTE Changing the coolant should be done Inspecting Coolant Level by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. WARNING Inspect the antifreeze protection and coolant level in the coolant reservoir at Hot Engine: least once a year at the beginning of the A hot engine is dangerous.

  • Page 285

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance CAUTION 3.0-liter engine Radiator coolant will damage paint. Rinse it off quickly if spilled. Use only soft (demineralized) water in the coolant mixture. Water that contains minerals will cut down on the coolant's effectiveness. Don't add only water. Always add a proper coolant mixture.

  • Page 286

    If it is excessively low, have the brake/clutch system inspected by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. If the coolant reservoir is empty or new coolant is required frequently, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

  • Page 287

    The level must be kept between MIN and fluids (page 10-5) will damage the MAX. systems. Mixing different fluids will also damage them. Visually examine the lines and hoses for If the brake/clutch system frequently leaks and damage. requires new fluid, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 8-23...

  • Page 288

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance If new fluid is required frequently, consult Automatic Transaxle Fluid an Authorized Mazda Dealer. (ATF) 3.0-liter engine Inspecting Automatic Transaxle Inspect the fluid level at each engine oil change. Add fluid if necessary; it does not Fluid Level require periodic changing.

  • Page 289

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 9. Shift the shift lever to the park position CAUTION (P), check the ATF level while the engine is idling, and make sure that the Do not shift the shift lever while the ATF level is within the proper level. If engine is warming up.

  • Page 290

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 3. Move the shift lever through all ranges, Fluid cold scale B then set it at P. When the engine has not been running and the outside temperature is about 20°C (70°F), the fluid level should be close to, WARNING but not above, the bottom notch on the dipstick.

  • Page 291

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Inspect fluid level in the washer fluid Washer Fluid reservoir; add fluid if necessary. Inspecting Washer Fluid Level WARNING Use only windshield washer fluid or plain water in the reservoir: Using radiator antifreeze as washer fluid is dangerous.

  • Page 292

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Body Lubrication Wiper Blades All moving points of the body, such as CAUTION door and hood hinges and locks, should be lubricated each time the engine oil is Hot waxes applied by automatic car changed. Use a nonfreezing lubricant on washers have been known to affect locks during cold weather.

  • Page 293

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 2. Hold the end of the rubber and pull NOTE until the tabs are free of the metal support. To prevent damage to the wiper arm blades when raising both the driver and passenger side wiper arms, raise the driver side wiper arm first.

  • Page 294

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Replacing Rear Window Wiper CAUTION Blade (5-Door/Sport Wagon) Don't bend or discard the stiffeners. When the wiper no longer cleans well, the You need to use them again. blade is probably worn or cracked. Replace it. If the metal stiffeners are switched, the blade's wiping efficiency could be reduced.

  • Page 295

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 2. Hold the end of the blade rubber and 4. Carefully insert the new blade rubber. pull until the tabs are free of the metal Then install the blade assembly in the support. reverse order of removal. Metal support 3.

  • Page 296

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 2. Pull down the blade rubber and slide it 4. Carefully insert the new blade rubber. out of the blade holder. Then install the blade assembly in the reverse order of removal. 3. Remove the metal stiffeners from the blade rubber and install them in the new blades.

  • Page 297

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Battery WARNING Battery-Related Lead Materials: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. Eye Protection: Working without eye protection is dangerous.

  • Page 298

    Rinse off spilled electrolyte Using any other tire size than what is immediately with a solution of water specified for your Mazda (page 10-8) and baking soda. is dangerous. It could seriously affect If the vehicle will not be used for an...

  • Page 299

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Tire Inflation Pressure NOTE Always check tire pressure when WARNING tires are cold. Warm tires normally exceed Incorrect Tire Inflation: recommended pressures. Don't Overinflation or underinflation of tires release air from warm tires to adjust is dangerous.

  • Page 300

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Also, inspect them for uneven wear and If a tire wears evenly, a wear indicator damage. Abnormal wear is usually caused will appear as a solid band across the by one or a combination of the following: tread.

  • Page 301

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Temporary Spare Tire NOTE Inspect the temporary spare tire at least Tires degrade over time, even when monthly to make sure it's properly inflated they are not being used on the road. It is and stored. recommended that tires generally be replaced when they are 6 years or older.

  • Page 302

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance When replacing a wheel, make sure the new one is the same as the original factory wheel in diameter, rim width, and offset. Proper tire balancing provides the best riding comfort and helps reduce tread wear.

  • Page 303

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Light Bulbs Sedan/5-Door Overhead light/ Luggage compartment Map lights light (Hatchback) Headlights Trunk light (Low beam) High-mount brake light Fog lights (Sedan) Headlights (High beam) Parking lights Courtesy lights Side-marker lights Brake lights/Taillights Front turn signal lights Rear turn signal lights License plate lights Reverse lights...

  • Page 304

    2. Turn the screws counterclockwise and remove them. shock if the bulbs are handled incorrectly. Consult an Authorized 3. Turn the center section of the plastic Mazda Dealer when the replacement is retainers counterclockwise and remove necessary. them, and partially peel back the mudguard.

  • Page 305

    To replace the bulb, contact an off the engine. If you are changing the Authorized Mazda Dealer. right side-maker light, turn the steering wheel to the left. Use the protective cover and carton for the replacement bulb to dispose 2.

  • Page 306

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 3. Turn the center section of the plastic Brake lights/Taillights, Rear turn signal retainers counterclockwise and remove lights them, and partially peel back the (Sedan) mudguard. 1. Pull the center section of the plastic Removal retainer and remove the retainers and partially open the trunk side trim.

  • Page 307

    4. Disconnect the bulb from the socket. NOTE Brake lights/Taillights To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. (5-Door) 1. Turn the knob and remove the cover. Left side Right side Rear turn signal lights...

  • Page 308

    5. Install the new bulb in the reverse order 4. Disconnect the bulb from the socket. of removal. NOTE To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. (Sport Wagon) 1. Turn the knob and remove the cover. Rear turn signal lights Left side...

  • Page 309

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket. 2. Detach the electrical connector from the socket. Reverse lights 3. Turn the socket and bulb assembly Taillights counterclockwise and remove it. 4. Disconnect the bulb from the socket. 4.

  • Page 310

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out. (Sport Wagon) 1. Remove the liftgate upper trim and high-mount brake light component. 3. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal. 2. Turn the socket and bulb assembly Replacing Interior Light Bulbs counterclockwise and remove it.

  • Page 311

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance 4. Disconnect the bulb from the socket. 3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket. 5. Install the new bulb in the reverse order 4. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal. of removal. Overhead light/Map lights (Without Courtesy lights, Vanity mirror lights, overhead console)

  • Page 312

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Luggage compartment light Vanity mirror lights (Sport Wagon) (Type A) Edge Edge 3. Install the new bulb in the reverse order Vanity mirror lights of removal. (Type B) Trunk light (Sedan) 1. Press both sides of the lens cap to remove it.

  • Page 313

    If the same fuse blows again, avoid using that system and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Fuse Replacement 4. Inspect it and replace if it's blown. Replacing the fuses on the driver's side...

  • Page 314

    2. Remove the fuse block cover. 3. If a fuse is blown, replace it with a new one of the same amperage rating. Normal Blown NOTE To replace the MAIN fuse, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer (page 8-51). 8-50...

  • Page 315: Fuse Panel Description

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Fuse Panel Description Fuse block (Engine compartment) FUSE DESCRIPTION PROTECTED COMPONENT RATING SPARE SPARE SPARE í M.DEF 7.5A Mirror defroster Injector ENG BAR Air flow sensor, EGR control valve ENG BB Cooling fan HEAD LR Headlight-low beam (Right) HEAD LL Headlight-low beam (Left)

  • Page 316

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance FUSE DESCRIPTION PROTECTED COMPONENT RATING ENG+B 7.5A PCM, TCM FUEL PUMP Fuel pump IG KEY1 Engine control unit, Lighter P.WIND Power window BLOWER Blower motor Overhead light, Power door lock í Rear wiper motor , Heater control unit, Windshield wiper and IG KEY2 washer DEFOG...

  • Page 317

    Maintenance and Care Owner Maintenance Fuse block (Driver's side kick-panel) FUSE DESCRIPTION PROTECTED COMPONENT RATING CIGAR 15 A Accessory socket ENGINE IG 15 A Engine control system 10 A Heater MIRROR Power control mirror 10 A ABS unit, SAS unit í...

  • Page 318: Appearance Care

    Prevention Industrial pollutants and vehicle emissions drift into the air and mix with rain or dew It is necessary to have your Mazda washed and waxed to preserve its finish to form acids. These acids can settle on a vehicle's finish. As the water evaporates,...

  • Page 319

    Prevention Chipped paint can lead to rust It is necessary to wash and wax your forming on your Mazda. Before this vehicle to preserve its finish according to happens, repair the damage by using the instructions in this section. These...

  • Page 320

    NOTE dirt, mud, and other foreign material from the underside of the fenders, and make Mazda is not responsible for sure the drain holes in the lower edges of scratches caused by automatic car the doors and rocker panels are clean.

  • Page 321

    Driving with wet brakes is dangerous. CAUTION Increased stopping distance or the vehicle pulling to one side when If your Mazda is damaged and needs braking could result in a serious metal parts repaired or replaced, make accident. Light braking will indicate sure the body shop applies anti- whether the brakes have been affected.

  • Page 322

    Maintenance and Care Appearance Care CAUTION WARNING Don't use steel wool, abrasive cleaners, Driving with Wet Brakes: or strong detergents containing highly Driving with wet brakes is dangerous. alkaline or caustic agents on chrome- Increased stopping distance or the plated or anodized aluminum parts. vehicle pulling to one side when This may result in damage to the braking could result in a serious...

  • Page 323

    In a collision, damaged with a leather cleaner or mild soap. belts cannot provide adequate protection. Have an Authorized Mazda Wipe it with a damp soft cloth; then dry Dealer replace damaged belts and buff it with a dry soft cloth.

  • Page 324

    Maintenance and Care Appearance Care Cleaning the Window Interiors If the windows become covered with an oily, greasy, or waxy film, clean them with glass cleaner. Follow the directions on the container. CAUTION Don't scrape or scratch the inside of the rear window.

  • Page 325: Customer Information And Reporting Safety Defects

    Reporting Safety Defects ....... 9-42 Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.) ..9-42 Warranty ..........9-12 Reporting Safety Defects (Canada) ... 9-43 Warranties for Your Mazda ....9-12 Outside the United States ....9-13 Service Publications ......9-44 Outside Canada ......... 9-14 Service Publications ......

  • Page 326: Customer Assistance

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

  • Page 327

    3. Vehicle Identification Number (17 digits, noted on your registration or title or located on the upper driver's side corner of the dash) 4. Purchase date and current mileage 5. Your dealer's name and location 6. Your question(s) If you live outside the U.S.A., please contact your nearest Mazda Distributor.

  • Page 328

    Your complete and permanent satisfaction is of primary concern to Mazda. All Authorized Mazda Dealers have both the knowledge and tools to keep your Mazda in top condition. In our experience, any questions, problems, or complaints regarding the operation of your Mazda or any other general service transactions are most effectively resolved by your dealer.

  • Page 329

    If a specific item of concern arises, where a solution cannot be reached between an owner, Mazda, and/or one of it's dealers (that all parties cannot agree upon), the owner may wish to use the services offered by the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP).

  • Page 330

    1 (800) 207-0685 Ontario 1 (800) 207-0685 Atlantic Canada 1 (800) 207-0685 Quebec 1 (800) 207-0685 Regional Offices REGIONAL OFFICES AREAS COVERED MAZDA CANADA INC. WESTERN REGION ALBERTA, 8171 ACKROYD ROAD BRITISH COLUMBIA, SUITE 2000 MANITOBA, RICHMOND B.C. SASKATCHEWAN, V6X 3K1...

  • Page 331

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

  • Page 332

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

  • Page 333

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Customer Assistance By letter at: Attn: Customer Assistance Mazda North American Operations 7755 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618-2922 P.O. Box 19734 Irvine, CA 92623-9734 In order to serve you efficiently and effectively, please help us by providing the following information: 1.

  • Page 334

    Irvine, CA 92623-9734 U.S.A. (905) 787-7000 (outside Canada) TEL: 1 (800) 222-5500 (in U.S.A.) (949) 727-1990 (outside U.S.A.) PUERTO RICO/U.S. Virgin Island Plaza Motors Corp. (Mazda de Puerto Rico) P.O. Box 362722, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-2722 TEL: (787) 641-9300...

  • Page 335

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Mazda Importer/Distributors Triple J Saipan, Inc. (d.b.a. Triple J Motors) P.O. Box 500487 Saipan, MP 96950-0487 TEL: (670) 234-7133/3051 AMERICAN SAMOA Polynesia Motors, Inc. P.O. Box 1120, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 TEL: (684) 699-9347...

  • Page 336

    Federal Emission Control Warranty (U.S.A. only) Emission Defect Warranty Emission Performance Warranty California Emission Control Warranty (U.S.A. only) Emission Control Warranty (Canada only) Replacement Parts and Accessories Limited Warranty Tire Warranty NOTE Detailed warranty information is provided with your Mazda. 9-12...

  • Page 337

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

  • Page 338

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

  • Page 339

    Parts, servicing techniques, and tools necessary to maintain and repair your vehicle may be unavailable. There might not be an Authorized Mazda Dealer in the country you plan to take your vehicle. The Mazda warranty is valid only in certain countries.

  • Page 340

    Non-genuine parts and accessories for Mazda vehicles can be found in stores. These may fit your vehicle, but they are not approved by Mazda for use with Mazda vehicles. When you install non-genuine parts or accessories, they could affect your vehicle's performance or safety systems;...

  • Page 341: Cell Phones

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Cell Phones Cell Phones Warning WARNING Use of Cell Phones and Other Devices by Driver: 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 342: Type Approval Of Equipment

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Type Approval of Equipment Type Approval of Equipment Immobilizer system 9-18...

  • Page 343

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Type Approval of Equipment Keyless entry system 9-19...

  • Page 344

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS) Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS) This information relates to the tire grading system developed by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for grading tires by tread wear, traction, and temperature performance.

  • Page 345

    These grades will be added to the sidewalls of passenger vehicle tires over the next several years according to a schedule established by the NHTSA and the tire manufacturers. The grade of tires available as standard or optional equipment on Mazda vehicles may vary with respect to grade.

  • Page 346

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Tire Labeling Federal law requires tire manufacturers to place standardized information on the sidewall of all tires. This information identifies and describes the fundamental characteristics of the tire and also provides a tire identification number for safety standard certification and in case of a recall.

  • Page 347

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) 11. Tread wear, traction and temperature grades 12. Max. permissible inflation pressure 13. SAFETY WARNING P215/65R15 95H is an example of a tire size and load index rating. Here is an explanation of the various components of that tire size and load index rating.

  • Page 348

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) H is the speed rating. The speed rating denotes the maximum speed for which the use of the tire is rated. Letter Rating Speed Rating 99 mph 106 mph 112 mph 118 mph 124 mph 130 mph...

  • Page 349

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Tread Wear, Traction and Temperature Grades Tread wear: The tread wear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100.

  • Page 350

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Information on Temporary Tires Please refer to the diagram below. 1. Temporary tires 2. Nominal width of tire in millimeters 3. Ratio of height to width (aspect ratio) 4. Diagonal 5. Rim diameter code 6.

  • Page 351

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) 70 is the aspect ratio. This two-digit number indicates the tire's ratio of height to width. D is the tire construction symbol. D indicates diagonal ply construction . 16 is the wheel rim diameter in inches. 90 is the Load Index.

  • Page 352: Recommended Tire Inflation Pressure

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Location of the Tire Label (Placard) You will find the tire label containing tire inflation pressure by tire size and other important information on the driver's side B-pillar or on the edge of the driver's door frame. SAMPLE Recommended Tire Inflation Pressure On the tire label you will find the recommended tire inflation pressure in both kPa and psi...

  • Page 353

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) WARNING Tire Under-Inflation: Driving your vehicle with under-inflated tires is dangerous. Under-inflation is the most common cause of failures in any kind of tire and may result in severe cracking, tread separation or blowout , with unexpected loss of vehicle control and increased risk of injury.

  • Page 354: Glossary Of Terms

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) NOTE Warm tires normally exceed recommended pressures. Don't release air from warm tires to adjust the pressure. Under-inflation can cause serious failures and accidents. Over-inflation can produce a harsh ride and the greater possibility of damage from road hazards.

  • Page 355: Specifications

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Tire Maintenance Improper or inadequate vehicle maintenance can cause tires to wear abnormally. Here are some important maintenance points: Tire Inflation Pressure Inspect all tire pressure monthly (including the spare) when the tires are cold. Maintain recommended pressures for the best ride, top handling, and minimum tire wear.

  • Page 356

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) CAUTION Rotate unidirectional tires and radial tires that have an asymmetrical tread pattern or studs only from front to rear, not from side to side. Tire performance will be weakened if rotated from side to side.

  • Page 357

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) NOTE Tires degrade over time, even when they are not being used on the road. It is recommended that tires generally be replaced when they are 6 years or older. Heat caused by hot climates or frequent high loading conditions can accelerate the aging process.

  • Page 358

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Vehicle Loading NOTE This vehicle is not designed to tow a trailer. This section will guide you in the proper loading of your vehicle and/or trailer, to keep your loaded vehicle weight within its design rating capability, with or without a trailer. Properly loading your vehicle will provide maximum return of vehicle design performance.

  • Page 359

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Base Curb Weight is the weight of the vehicle including a full tank of fuel and all standard equipment. It does not include passengers, cargo, or optional equipment. Vehicle Curb Weight is the weight of your new vehicle when you picked it up from your dealer plus any aftermarket equipment.

  • Page 360

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) SAMPLE CARGO Cargo Weight includes all weight added to the Base Curb Weight, including cargo and optional equipment. When towing, trailer tongue load or king pin weight is also part of cargo weight.

  • Page 361

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Examples: Based on a single occupant weight of 68 kg, and a value of 385 kg for the combination weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed : The cargo weight limit with one occupant is 385 kg _ 68 kg = 317 kg The cargo weight limit with two occupants is 385 kg _ (68 ×...

  • Page 362

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) SAMPLE WARNING Exceeding Axle Weight Rating Limits: Exceeding the Safety Certification Label axle weight rating limits is dangerous and could result in death or serious injury as a result of substandard vehicle handling, performance, engine, transmission and/or structural damage, serious damage to the vehicle, or loss of control.

  • Page 363

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) GCW (Gross Combination Weight) is the weight of the loaded vehicle (GVW) plus the weight of the fully loaded trailer. GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating) is the maximum allowable weight of the vehicle and the loaded trailer - including all cargo and passengers - that the vehicle can handle without risking damage.

  • Page 364

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) WARNING Exceeding GVWR or GAWR Specifications: Exceeding the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the certification label is dangerous. Exceeding any vehicle rating limitation could result in a serious accident, injury, or damage to the vehicle.

  • Page 365

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Tire Information (U.S.A.) Steps for Determining the Correct Load Limit: Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit: (1) Locate the statement The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs on your vehicle's placard. (2) Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.

  • Page 366: Reporting Safety Defects

    Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http:// www.safercar.gov. NOTE If you live in the U.S.A., all correspondence to Mazda Motor Corporation should be forwarded to: Mazda North American Operations 7755 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, California 92618-2922 P.O.

  • Page 367

    Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects Reporting Safety Defects Reporting Safety Defects (Canada) Canadian customers who wish to report a safety-related defect to Transport Canada, Defect Investigations and Recalls, may telephone the toll free hotline 1-800-333-0510, or contact Transport Canada by mail at: Transport Canada, ASFAD, Place de Ville Tower C, 330 Sparks Street, Ottawa ON K1A 0N5.

  • Page 368: Wiring Diagram

    Factory-authorized Mazda service publications are available for owners who wish to do some of their own maintenance and repair. When requesting any of our publications through an Authorized Mazda Dealer, refer to the chart below. If they don't have what you need in stock, they can order it for you.

  • Page 369

    Specifications Technical information about your Mazda. Identification Numbers ............... 10-2 Vehicle Information Labels ............. 10-2 Specifications ................10-4 Specifications ................10-4 10-1...

  • Page 370: Identification Numbers

    Identification Numbers Vehicle Emission Control Vehicle Information Labels Information Label Vehicle Identification Number The vehicle identification number legally identifies your vehicle. The number is on a plate attached to the left top side of the dashboard. This plate can easily be seen through the windshield.

  • Page 371

    Identification Numbers Engine Number 2.3-liter engine Forward 3.0-liter engine Forward 10-3...

  • Page 372: Specifications, Electrical System

    *1 ex factory *2 Verify the spark plug type from the spark plug itself. If the spark plug type cannot be determined, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. CAUTION When cleaning the iridium plugs, do not use a wire brush. The fine particulate coating on the iridium alloy and platinum tips could be damaged.

  • Page 373

    Specifications Lubricant Quality Lubricant Classification Refer to the recommended SAE viscosity numbers Engine oil on page 8-18. API Service GL-4 or GL-5 Any temperature 75W-90 2.3-liter engine API Service GL-4 or GL-5 Manual transaxle oil Above 10°C (50°F) 80W-90 API Service GL-4 or GL-5 3.0-liter engine 75W-90...

  • Page 374: Air Conditioner

    Specifications Dimensions Item Specification Sedan 4,745 mm (186.8 in), 4,765 mm (187.6 in) Overall length 5-Door 4,745 mm (186.8 in), 4,765 mm (187.6 in) Sport Wagon 4,770 mm (187.8 in), 4,785 mm (188.4 in) Overall width 1,780 mm (70.1 in) Sedan/5-Door 1,440 mm (56.7 in) Overall height...

  • Page 375: Light Bulbs

    Specifications Light Bulbs Exterior light Category Light bulb Wattage ECE R (SAE) High beam H1 ( ) Headlights Halogen H1 ( ) Low beam Xenon fusion D2S ( ) Front turn signal lights (#2357A) Parking lights W5W ( ) í Fog lights H11 (H11) Side-marker lights...

  • Page 376

    NOTE The tires have been optimally matched with the chassis of your vehicle. When replacing tires, Mazda recommends that you replace tires of the same type originally fitted to your vehicle. For details, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Check the tire pressure label for tire size and inflation pressure.

  • Page 377: Index

    Index 11-1...

  • Page 378

    Index Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and Brakes Accessories ........9-16 Anti-lock brake system (ABS) ..5-6 Air Bag Systems ....... 2-46 Foot brake ........5-4 Ambient Temperature Display ..6-53 Pad wear indicator ......5-8 Antenna ..........6-16 Parking brake ....... 5-5 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ..

  • Page 379

    Index Flasher Dimensions ........10-6 Hazard warning ......5-46 Door Locks ......... 3-9 Headlights ........5-40 Driving In Flooded Area ....4-10 Flat Tire ..........7-3 Driving Tips ........4-7 Changing ........7-8 Automatic transaxle ....5-17 Spare tire and tool storage .... 7-3 Break-in period ......

  • Page 380

    Index Jump-Starting ........7-18 Headlights Control ........5-40 Flashing ........5-41 High-low beam ......5-41 Keyless Entry System ......3-3 Leveling ........5-41 Keys ............ 3-2 On reminder ....... 5-40 HomeLink Wireless Control System ..........5-47 Hood Release ........3-32 Label Information ......

  • Page 381

    Index Odometer and Trip Meter ....5-25 Seat Belt System Outside Mirrors ......... 3-40 3-point type Overhead Console ......6-56 (Except center-rear position) ..2-19 Overhead Lights ........ 6-50 Automatic locking ...... 2-18 Overheating ........7-15 Belt minder ......... 2-27 Overloading ........

  • Page 382: Table Of Contents

    Index Storage Compartments ...... 6-56 Traction Control System (TCS) ..5-22 Cargo securing loops ....6-58 TCS indicator light ..... 5-22 Cargo sub-compartment ..... 6-59 TCS OFF indicator light .... 5-22 Center box ........6-56 TCS OFF switch ......5-23 Center console ......

  • Page 383

    Index Windshield Wipers ......5-43 Blades replacement ....8-28 Winter Driving ........4-9 11-7...

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