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Thank you for choosing a Mazda. We at Mazda design and build vehicles with completecustomer satisfaction in mind.

To help ensure enjoyable and trouble-free operation of your Mazda, read this manualcarefully and follow its recommendations.

An Authorized Mazda Dealer knows your vehicle best. So when maintenance or service isnecessary, that's the place to go.

Our nationwide network of Mazda professionals is dedicated to providing you with the bestpossible service.

We assure you that all of us at Mazda have an ongoing interest in your motoring pleasureand in your full satisfaction with your Mazda product.

Mazda Motor Corporation

Important Notes About This ManualKeep this manual in the glove box as a handy reference for the safe and enjoyable use of your Mazda. Should youresell the vehicle, leave this manual with it for the next owner.

All specifications and descriptions are accurate at the time of printing. Because improvement is a constant goal atMazda, we reserve the right to make changes in specifications at any time without notice and without obligation.

Air Conditioning and the EnvironmentYour Mazda's genuine air conditioner is filled with HFC134a (R134a), a refrigerant that has been found not todamage the earth's ozone layer. If the air conditioner does not operate properly, consult an Authorized MazdaDealer.

PerchlorateCertain components of this vehicle such as [air bag modules, seat belt pretensioners, lithium batteries, ...] maycontain Perchlorate Material– Special handling may apply for service or vehicle end of life disposal. Seewww.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.

Please be aware that this manual applies to all models, equipment and options. As a result, you may findsome explanations for equipment not installed on your vehicle.

©2011 Mazda Motor CorporationPrinted in Japan Aug. 2011 (Print1)

AWord to Mazda Owners

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We want to help you get the most drivingpleasure from your vehicle. Your owner'smanual, when read from cover to cover,can do that in many ways.

Illustrations complement the words of themanual to best explain how to enjoy yourMazda. By reading your manual, you canfind out about the features, importantsafety information, and driving undervarious road conditions.

The symbol below in this manual means“Do not do this” or “Do not let thishappen”.

Index: A good place to start is the Index,an alphabetical listing of all informationin your manual.

You'll find several WARNINGs,CAUTIONs, and NOTEs in the manual.

WARNINGA WARNING indicates a situation inwhich serious injury or death couldresult if the warning is ignored.

CAUTIONA CAUTION indicates a situation inwhich bodily injury or damage toyour vehicle, or both, could result ifthe caution is ignored.

NOTEA NOTE provides information and sometimessuggests how to make better use of yourvehicle.

The symbol below, located on some partsof the vehicle, indicates that this manualcontains information related to the part.Please refer to the manual for a detailedexplanation.

How to Use This Manual

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Table of Contents

Your Vehicle at a GlanceInterior, exterior views and part identification of your Mazda.

1

Essential Safety EquipmentUse of safety equipment, including seats, seat belt system, child-restraintsystems and SRS air bags.

2

Knowing Your MazdaExplanation of basic operations and controls; opening/closing and adjustmentof various parts.

3

Before Driving Your MazdaImportant information about driving your Mazda.

4

Driving Your MazdaExplanation of instruments and controls.

5

Interior ComfortUse of various features for drive comfort, including air-conditioning and audiosystem.

6

In Case of an EmergencyHelpful information on what to do in an emergency.

7

Maintenance and CareHow to keep your Mazda in top condition.

8

Customer Information and Reporting Safety DefectsImportant consumer information including warranties and add-on equipment.

9

SpecificationsTechnical information about your Mazda.

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1 Your Vehicle at a Glance

Interior, exterior views and part identification of your Mazda.

Interior Overview .......................................................................... 1-2Interior Equipment (View A) .................................................... 1-2Interior Equipment (View B) .................................................... 1-3Interior Equipment (View C) .................................................... 1-4

Exterior Overview ......................................................................... 1-5Front .......................................................................................... 1-5Rear ........................................................................................... 1-6

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Interior Equipment (View A)

Door-lock knob .................................................................................................... page 3-9DSC OFF switch ............................................................................................... page 5-21Lighting control ................................................................................................. page 5-50Turn and lane-change signals ............................................................................ page 5-53Instrument cluster .............................................................................................. page 5-29Wiper and washer lever ..................................................................................... page 5-54Ignition switch ..................................................................................................... page 5-2Tilt wheel release lever ...................................................................................... page 3-26Outside mirror switch ........................................................................................ page 3-26Power window switches .................................................................................... page 3-16Power window lock switch ................................................................................ page 3-18

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The equipment and installation position varies by vehicle

Interior Overview

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Interior Equipment (View B)

Audio control switches ...................................................................................... page 6-33SRS air bags ...................................................................................................... page 2-36Cruise control switches ...................................................................................... page 5-16Rear window defroster switch ........................................................................... page 5-58Hazard warning flasher switch .......................................................................... page 5-59Climate control system ........................................................................................ page 6-2Audio system ..................................................................................................... page 6-10MT shift lever .................................................................................................... page 5-10AT shift lever ...................................................................................................... page 5-12Hood release handle .......................................................................................... page 3-20

Your Vehicle at a Glance

Interior Overview

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Interior Equipment (View C)

SRS air bag ........................................................................................................ page 2-36Seat belt ............................................................................................................... page 2-9Remote fuel-filler lid release ............................................................................. page 3-19Bottle holder ...................................................................................................... page 6-40Vanity mirror ...................................................................................................... page 6-38Overhead light ................................................................................................... page 6-38Rearview mirror ................................................................................................. page 3-27Sunvisor ............................................................................................................. page 6-38Front seat ............................................................................................................. page 2-2Power door lock switch ....................................................................................... page 3-9Cup holders ........................................................................................................ page 6-39Parking brake ....................................................................................................... page 5-6Rear seat .............................................................................................................. page 2-4

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Interior Overview

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Front

Hood .................................................................................................................. page 3-20Windshield wiper blades .................................................................................... page 8-19Door lock ............................................................................................................. page 3-8Fuel-filler lid ...................................................................................................... page 3-19Tires ................................................................................................................... page 8-26Light bulbs ......................................................................................................... page 8-32

Your Vehicle at a Glance

Exterior Overview

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Rear

Rear wiper blade ................................................................................................ page 8-21Liftgate ............................................................................................................... page 3-11Antenna ............................................................................................................... page 6-9Child safety lock ................................................................................................ page 3-11Outside mirror .................................................................................................... page 3-26Tires ................................................................................................................... page 8-26Light bulbs ......................................................................................................... page 8-32

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The equipment and installation position varies by vehicle

Exterior Overview

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2 Essential Safety Equipment

Use of safety equipment, including seats, seat belt system, child-restraintsystems and SRS air bags.

Seats ............................................................................................... 2-2Front Seats ................................................................................ 2-2Rear Seat ................................................................................... 2-4Head Restraints ......................................................................... 2-7

Seat Belt Systems .......................................................................... 2-9Seat Belt Precautions ................................................................ 2-9Seat Belt .................................................................................. 2-13Front Seat Belt Pretensioner and Load Limiting Systems ....... 2-15Seat Belt Extender ................................................................... 2-17Seat Belt Warning Light .......................................................... 2-19Seat Belt Reminder ................................................................. 2-19

Child Restraint ............................................................................ 2-21Child Restraint Precautions ..................................................... 2-21Child-Restraint System Installation Position .......................... 2-25Installing Child-Restraint Systems .......................................... 2-26LATCH Child-Restraint Systems ............................................ 2-32

SRS Air Bags ............................................................................... 2-36Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions ................ 2-36Supplemental Restraint System Components ......................... 2-41How the SRS Air Bags Work .................................................. 2-42SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria .......................................... 2-47Limitations to SRS Air Bag .................................................... 2-48Driver and Front Passenger Occupant ClassificationSystem ..................................................................................... 2-50Monitoring and Maintenance .................................................. 2-55

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Front Seats

WARNINGDo not modify or replace the frontseats:

Modifying or replacing the front seatssuch as replacing the upholstery orloosening any bolts is dangerous. Thefront seats contain air bagcomponents essential to thesupplemental restraint system. Suchmodifications could damage thesupplemental restraint system andresult in serious injury. Consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer if there isany need to remove or reinstall thefront seats.

Do not drive with damaged front seats:Driving with damaged front seats isdangerous. A collision, even one notstrong enough to inflate the air bags,could damage the front seats whichcontain essential air bagcomponents. If there was asubsequent collision, an air bag maynot deploy which could lead toinjuries. Always have an AuthorizedMazda Dealer inspect the front seats,front seat belt pretensioners and airbags after a collision.

Make sure the adjustable componentsof a seat are locked in place:

Adjustable seats and seatbacks thatare not securely locked aredangerous. In a sudden stop orcollision, the seat or seatback couldmove, causing injury. Make sure theadjustable components of the seatare locked in place by attempting toslide the seat forward and backwardand rocking the seatback.

Adjust the driver's seat only when thevehicle is stopped:

Adjusting the driver's seat while thevehicle is moving is dangerous. Thedriver could lose control of the vehicleand have an accident.

CAUTIONBe careful not to place your handsand fingers around moving parts ofthe front seat when adjusting theseat positions to prevent injury.

qSeat Slide

To move a seat forward or backward, raisethe lever and slide the seat to the desiredposition and release the lever.

Make sure the lever returns to its originalposition and the seat is locked in place byattempting to push it forward andbackward.

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qSeat Recline

WARNINGDo not drive with either front seatreclined:

Sitting in a reclined position while thevehicle is moving is dangerousbecause you do not get the fullprotection from seat belts. Duringsudden braking or a collision, youcan slide under the lap belt andsuffer serious internal injuries. Formaximum protection, sit well backand upright.

Always sit in the front passenger seatproperly with the seatback upright andfeet on the floor:

Your front passenger seat has weightsensors, sitting in the front passengerseat improperly out of position orwith the seatback reclined too farwhile the vehicle is moving isdangerous as it can take off weightfrom the seat bottom and affect theweight determination of the frontpassenger sensing system. As a resultthe front passenger will not have thesupplementary protection of the airbag and seat belt pretensioner, whichcould result in serious injury. Alwayssit upright against the seatback withyour feet on the floor.

Do not drive with the seatbackunlocked:

All of the seatbacks play animportant role in your protection in avehicle. Leaving the seatbackunlocked is dangerous as it can allowpassengers to be ejected or thrownaround and baggage to strikeoccupants in a sudden stop orcollision, resulting in severe injury.After adjusting the seatback at anytime, even when there are no otherpassengers, rock the seatback tomake sure it is locked in place.

To change the seatback angle, leanforward slightly while raising the lever.Then lean back to the desired position andrelease the lever.

Make sure the lever returns to its originalposition and the seatback is locked inplace by attempting to push it forward andbackward.

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CAUTIONWhen returning a rear-reclinedseatback to its upright position,make sure you hold onto theseatback with your other hand whileoperating the lever. If the seatback isnot supported, it will flip forwardsuddenly and could cause injury.

qHeight Adjustment (Driver's Seat)

To adjust the seat height, move the leverup or down.

Down

Up

Rear Seat

WARNINGDo not stack cargo higher than theseatbacks or place articles on the rearpackage tray:

Stacking luggage or other cargohigher than the seatbacks, andplacing articles on the rear packagetray is dangerous. During suddenbraking or a collision, objects can flyaround and become projectiles thatmay hit and injure passengers.

Make sure luggage and cargo aresecured before driving:

Not securing cargo while driving isdangerous as it could move or becrushed during sudden braking or acollision and cause injury.

Make sure the adjustable componentsof a seat are locked in place:

Adjustable seats that are not securelylocked are dangerous. In a suddenstop or collision, the seat or seatbackcould move, causing injury.

Do not drive with the seatbackunlocked:

All of the seatbacks play animportant role in your protection in avehicle. Leaving the seatbackunlocked is dangerous as it can allowpassengers to be ejected or thrownaround and baggage to strikeoccupants in a sudden stop orcollision, resulting in severe injury.After returning the seatback at anytime, even when there are no otherpassengers, rock the seatback tomake sure it is locked in place.

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Never allow a passenger to sit or standon the folded seatback while thevehicle is moving:

Driving with a passenger on thefolded seatback is dangerous.Allowing a child to sit up on thefolded seatback while the vehicle ismoving is particularly dangerous. Ina sudden stop or even a minorcollision, a child not in a proper seator child-restraint system and seatbelt could be thrown forward, backor even out of the vehicle resulting inserious injuries or death. The child inthe baggage area could be throwninto other occupants and causeserious injury.

CAUTIONBe careful not to place your handsand fingers around moving parts ofthe rear seat when adjusting the seatpositions to prevent injury.

NOTEWhen returning a rear seat to its originalposition, also replace the seat belt to itsnormal position. Verify that the seat belt pullsout and retracts.

qSplit-Folding Rear Seatback

The seatbacks can be folded down toprovide more space in the luggagecompartment.

To fold the seatbacks

CAUTIONWhen operating the rear seatbackknob, make sure you support theseatback with your hand. If theseatback is not supported with yourhand, it will flip forward suddenlyand could cause injury to the fingerthat pushes the rear seatback knobdown.

1. Lower the head restraint all the waydown (page 2-7).

2. Support the seatback with your hand.

3. Push the rear seatback knob down.

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4. Secure the rear seat belt in the belt clip.

Belt clip

To return the seatbacks to the uprightposition

WARNINGAlways make sure the seat belts arefully pulled out from under theseatbacks:

A seat belt caught under a seatbackafter the seatback is returned to itsupright position is dangerous. In acollision or sudden stop, the seat beltcannot provide adequate protection.

When returning the seatback to theupright position, make sure there is nored indication:

A rear seatback not fully returnedand locked in the upright position isdangerous. Sudden stops ormaneuvering could cause a seatbackto flip forward suddenly resulting ininjury. If the red indicator is visible onthe back of the rear seatback knob,the seatback is not locked in theupright position.

Locked position

Unlocked position

Red indicator

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1. Verify that the seat belt is secured inthe belt clip.

Belt clip

2. Lift the seatbacks upright.

3. Make sure that the seat belt is neitherstuck in the rear seat nor twisted, thenremove the seat belt from the belt clip.

Head RestraintsYour vehicle is equipped with headrestraints on all outboard seats. The headrestraints are intended to help protect youand the passengers from neck injury.

WARNINGAlways drive with the head restraintsinstalled when seats are being usedand make sure they are properlyadjusted. In addition, always raise thehead restraints mentioned below whenthey are being used:

Driving with the head restraintsadjusted too low or removed isdangerous. With no support behindyour head, your neck could beseriously injured in a collision.

(Head restraints which must beraised for use)Rear outboard head restraints

Height adjustment

To raise a head restraint, pull it up to thedesired position.To lower the head restraint, press the stop-catch release, then push the head restraintdown.Adjust the head restraint so that the top iseven with the top of the passenger's ears,never the passenger's neck to preventinjury.

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Front outboard seat

Rear outboard seat

Removal/Installation

To remove the head restraint, pull it upwhile pressing the stop-catch.To install the head restraint, press theuprights into the holes while pressing thestop-catch.

WARNINGAlways drive with the head restraintsset up when seats are being used andmake sure they are properly set up:

Driving with the head restraints notset up is dangerous. With no supportbehind your head, your neck could beseriously injured in a collision.

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Seat Belt PrecautionsSeat belts help to decrease the possibility of severe injury during accidents and suddenstops. 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 waywhen not in use.

The driver's seat belt has no provisions for child-restraint systems and has only anemergency locking mode. The driver may wear it comfortably, and it will lock during acollision.

However, the front passenger's seat and all rear lap/shoulder belt retractors operate in twomodes: emergency locking mode, and for child-restraint systems, automatic locking mode.While we recommend you put all children in the rear seats, if you must use the frontpassenger seat for a child, slide the front passenger seat as far back as possible and makesure any child-restraint system is secured properly.

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WARNINGAlways wear your seat belt and make sure all occupants are properly restrained:

Not wearing a seat belt is extremely dangerous. During a collision, occupants notwearing seat belts could hit someone or things inside the vehicle or even be thrownout of the vehicle. They could be seriously injured or even killed. In the samecollision, occupants wearing seat belts would be much safer.

Do not wear twisted seat belts:Twisted seat belts are dangerous. In a collision, the full width of the belt is notavailable to absorb the impact. This puts more force on the bones beneath the belt,which could cause serious injury or death. So, if your seat belt is twisted, you muststraighten the seat belt to remove any twists and to allow the full width of the belt tobe used.

Never use one seat belt on more than one person at a time:Using one seat belt for more than one person at a time is dangerous. A seat beltused in this way cannot spread the impact forces properly and the two passengerscould be crushed together and seriously injured or even killed. Never use one belt formore than one person at a time and always operate the vehicle with each occupantproperly restrained.

Do not operate a vehicle with a damaged seat belt:Using a damaged seat belt is dangerous. An accident could damage the beltwebbing of the seat belt in use. A damaged seat belt cannot provide adequateprotection in a collision. Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect all seat beltsystems in use during an accident before they are used again.

Have your seat belts changed immediately if the pretensioner or load limiter hasbeen expended:

Always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer immediately inspect the front seat beltpretensioners and air bags after any collision. Like the air bags, the front seat beltpretensioners and load limiters will only function once and must be replaced afterany collision that caused them to deploy. A seat belt with an expended pretensioneror load limiter is still better than wearing no seat belt at all; however, if the frontseat belt pretensioners and load limiters are not replaced, the risk of injury in acollision will increase.

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CAUTIONBelt retraction may become difficult if the belts and rings are soiled, so try to keepthem clean. For more details about cleaning the seat belts, refer to “Cleaning theLap/Shoulder Belt Webbing” (page 8-52).

qPregnant Women and Persons with Serious Medical Conditions

Pregnant women should always wear seat belts. Ask your doctor for specificrecommendations.The lap belt should be worn SNUGLYAND AS LOWAS POSSIBLE OVER THE HIPS.The shoulder belt should be worn across your shoulder properly, but never across thestomach area.Persons with serious medical conditions also should wear seat belts. Check with yourdoctor for any special instructions regarding specific medical conditions.

qEmergency Locking Mode

In the emergency locking mode, the belt remains comfortable on the occupant and theretractor will lock in position during a collision. When the seat belt is fastened, it willalways be in the emergency locking mode until it is switched to automatic locking mode bypulling it all the way out to its full length. If the belt feels tight and hinders comfortablemovement while the vehicle is stopped or in motion, it may be in the automatic lockingmode because the belt has been pulled too far out. To return the belt to the morecomfortable emergency locking mode, wait until the vehicle has stopped in a safe, levelarea, retract the belt fully to convert it back to emergency locking mode and then extend itaround you again.If the belt is locked and cannot be pulled out, retract the belt once, and then try pulling itout slowly. If this fails, pull the belt strongly one time and loosen, then pull it out againslowly.

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qAutomatic Locking Mode

Always use the automatic locking mode to keep the child-restraint system from shifting toan unsafe position in the event of an accident. To enable seat belt automatic locking mode,pull it all the way out and connect it as instructed on the child-restraint system. It willretract down to the child-restraint system and stay locked on it. See the section on childrestraint (page 2-21).

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Seat Belt

qFastening the Seat Belt

1. Grasp the seat belt tongue.

2. Slowly pull out the lap/shoulder belt.

Lap/shoulder belt

Seat belt tongue

3. Insert the seat belt tongue into the seatbelt buckle until you hear a clicksound.

Seat belt tongue

Seat belt buckle

WARNINGPositioning the Shoulder Portion of theSeat Belt:

Improper positioning of the shoulderportion of the seat belt is dangerous.Always make sure the shoulderportion of the seat belt is positionedacross your shoulder and near yourneck, but never under your arm, onyour neck, or on your upper arm.

4. Position the lap belt as low as possible,not on the abdominal area, then adjustthe shoulder belt so that it fits snuglyagainst your body.

Keep low on hip bone

Too high

Take up slack

WARNINGPositioning the Lap Portion of the SeatBelt:

The lap portion of the seat belt worntoo high is dangerous. In a collision,this would concentrate the impactforce directly on the abdominal area,causing serious injury. Wear the lapportion of the belt snugly and as lowas possible.

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qUnfastening the Seat Belt

Depress the button on the seat belt buckle.If the belt does not fully retract, pull it outand check for kinks or twists. Then makesure it remains untwisted as it retracts.

Button

NOTEIf a belt does not fully retract, inspect it forkinks and twists. If it is still not retractingproperly, have it inspected at an AuthorizedMazda Dealer.

qShoulder Belt Adjuster

Adjust the height of the shoulder belt ifthe seat belt touches your neck, or if itcrosses your arm instead of your shoulder.To raise the shoulder belt adjuster, pushthe adjuster up. To lower the shoulder beltadjuster, pull the adjuster and slide itdown. Make sure the adjuster is locked.

To raise To lower

WARNINGPositioning the Shoulder Portion of theSeat Belt:

Improper positioning of the shoulderportion of the seat belt is dangerous.Always make sure the shoulderportion of the seat belt is positionedacross your shoulder and near yourneck, but never under your arm, onyour neck, or on your upper arm.

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Front Seat Belt Pretensionerand Load Limiting Systems

For optimum protection, the driver andfront passenger seat belts are equippedwith pretensioner and load limitingsystems. For both these systems to workproperly you must wear the seat beltproperly.

Pretensioners:In moderate or severe frontal or near-frontal accidents, the front air bag andpretensioner systems deploysimultaneously. The front seat beltretractors remove slack quickly as the airbags are expanding. Any time the air bagsand front seat belt pretensioners havedeployed they must be replaced.In addition, the pretensioner system forthe front passenger, like the frontpassenger air bag, is designed to onlydeploy in accordance with the total seatedweight on the front passenger seat.For details, refer to the front passengerseat weight sensors (page 2-50).

Load limiter:The load limiting system releases beltwebbing in a controlled manner to reducebelt force on the occupant's chest. Whilethe most severe load on a seat belt occursin frontal collisions, the load limiter hasan automatic mechanical function and canactivate in any accident mode withsufficient occupant movement.Even if the pretensioners have notdeployed, the load limiting function mustbe checked by an Authorized MazdaDealer after any collision.

WARNINGWear seat belts only as recommendedin this owner's manual:

Incorrect positioning of the driver andfront passenger seat belts isdangerous. Without properpositioning, the pretensioner andload limiting systems cannot provideadequate protection in an accidentand this could result in serious injury.For more details about wearing seatbelts, refer to “Fastening the seatbelts” (page 2-13).

Have your seat belts changedimmediately if the pretensioner or loadlimiter has been expended:

Always have an Authorized MazdaDealer immediately inspect the frontseat belt pretensioners and air bagsafter any collision. Like the air bags,the front seat belt pretensioners andload limiters will only function onceand must be replaced after anycollision that caused them to deploy.A seat belt with an expendedpretensioner or load limiter is stillbetter than wearing no seat belt atall; however, if the front seat beltpretensioners and load limiters arenot replaced, the risk of injury in acollision will increase.

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Do not modify the components orwiring, or use electronic testing deviceson the pretensioner system:

Modifying the components or wiringof the pretensioner system, includingthe use of electronic testing devices isdangerous. You could accidentallyactivate it or make it inoperablewhich would prevent it fromactivating in an accident. Theoccupants or repairers could beseriously injured.

Properly dispose of the pretensionersystem:

Improper disposal of the pretensionersystem or a vehicle with non-deactivated pretensioners isdangerous. Unless all safetyprocedures are followed, injury couldresult. Ask an Authorized MazdaDealer how to safely dispose of thepretensioner system or how to scrapa pretensioner-equipped vehicle.

NOTEl The pretensioner system will activate in a

moderate or greater frontal or near-frontalcollision. It will not activate in mostrollovers, side or rear impacts.In addition, the pretensioner system for thefront passenger is designed to only deployin accordance with the total seated weighton the front passenger seat.

l Some smoke (non-toxic gas) will bereleased when the air bags andpretensioners deploy. This does not indicatea fire. This gas normally has no effect onoccupants, however, those with sensitiveskin may experience light skin irritation. Ifresidue from the deployment of the air bagsor the front pretensioner system gets on theskin or in the eyes, wash it off as soon aspossible.

qAir Bag/Front Seat BeltPretensioner System Warning Light

If the air bag/front seat belt pretensionersystem is working properly, the warninglight illuminates when the ignition isswitched ON or after the engine iscranked. The warning light turns off aftera specified period of time.

A system malfunction is indicated if thewarning light constantly flashes,constantly illuminates or does notilluminate at all when the ignition isswitched ON. If any of these occur,consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer assoon as possible. The system may notoperate in an accident.

WARNINGNever tamper with the air bag/pretensioner systems and always havean Authorized Mazda Dealer performall servicing and repairs:

Self-servicing or tampering with thesystems is dangerous. An air bag/pretensioner could accidentallyactivate or become disabled causingserious injury or death.

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qAir Bag/Front Seat BeltPretensioner System Warning Beep

If a malfunction is detected in the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner systems andthe warning light, a warning beep soundwill be heard for about 5 seconds everyminute.

The air bag and seat belt pretensionersystem warning beep sound will continueto be heard for approximately 35 minutes.Have your vehicle inspected at anAuthorized Mazda Dealer as soon aspossible.

WARNINGDo not drive the vehicle with the airbag/front seat belt pretensioner systemwarning beep sounding:

Driving the vehicle with the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner systemwarning beep sounding is dangerous.In a collision, the air bags and thefront seat belt pretensioner systemwill not deploy and this could resultin death or serious injury.Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealerto have the vehicle inspected as soonas possible.

Seat Belt ExtenderIf your seat belt is not long enough, evenwhen fully extended, a seat belt extendermay be available to you at no charge fromyour Authorized Mazda Dealer.This extender will be only for you and forthe particular vehicle and seat. Even if itplugs into other seat belts, it may not holdin the critical moment of a crash.When ordering an extender, only orderone that provides the necessary additionallength to fasten the seat belt properly.Please contact your Authorized MazdaDealer for more information.

WARNINGDo not use a seat belt extender unlessit is necessary:

Using a seat belt extender when notnecessary is dangerous. The seat beltwill be too long and not fit properly.In an accident, the seat belt will notprovide adequate protection and youcould be seriously injured. Only usethe extender when it is required tofasten the seat belt properly.

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Do not use an improper extender:Using a seat belt extender that is foranother person or a different vehicleor seat is dangerous. The seat beltwill not provide adequate protectionand the user could be seriouslyinjured in an accident. Only use theextender provided for you and for theparticular vehicle and seat. NEVERuse the extender in a different vehicleor seat. If you sell your Mazda, donot leave your seat belt extender inthe vehicle. It could be usedaccidentally by the new owner of thevehicle. After removing the seat beltextender, discard it. Never use theseat belt extender in any othervehicle you may own in the future.

Do not use an extender that is toolong:

Using an extender that is too long isdangerous. The seat belt will not fitproperly. In an accident, the seat beltwill not provide adequate protectionand you could be seriously injured.Do not use the extender or chooseone shorter in length if the distancebetween the extender's buckle andthe center of the user's body is lessthan 15 cm (6 in).

Do not leave a seat belt extenderconnected to the buckle:

Leaving a seat belt extenderconnected to the buckle withoutusing the seat belt is dangerous.When the seat belt extender isconnected to the driver's seat beltbuckle (or front passenger) seat, theSRS driver's (or front passenger's) airbag system will determine that thedriver (or front passenger) is wearingthe seat belt even if the driver (orfront passenger) is not wearing it.This condition could cause thedriver's (or front passenger's) air bagto not activate correctly and result indeath or serious injury in the event ofcollision. Always wear the seat beltwith the seat belt extender.

Do not use the seat belt extender wheninstalling a child-restraint system onthe front or rear passenger seat:

Using a seat belt extender to fasten achild-restraint system on any seat isdangerous. Always follow the child-restraint system manufacturer'sinstallation instructions and neveruse a seat belt extender.

NOTEWhen not in use, remove the seat belt extenderand store it in the vehicle. If the seat beltextender is left connected, the seat beltextender might get damaged as it will notretract with the rest of the seat belt and caneasily fall out of the door when not in use andbe damaged. In addition, the seat belt warninglight will not illuminate and function properly.

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Seat Belt Warning LightDriver's seat

Front passenger's seat

The seat belt warning light illuminates ifthe driver or front passenger's seat isoccupied and the seat belt is not fastenedwith the ignition switched ON.

Seat Belt ReminderNOTEConsult an Authorized Mazda Dealer todeactivate or restore the belt reminder. Thoughthe belt reminder can be deactivated, doing sowill defeat the purpose of the system to warnthe driver and the front passenger in the eventthat their seat belts are not fastened. For thesafety of the driver and front passenger, Mazdarecommends not deactivating the beltreminder.

If the vehicle is driven with the driver orfront passenger's seat belt unfastened, theseat belt warning light illuminates and awarning chime sounds.If the driver or front passenger's seat beltis unfastened (only when the frontpassenger seat is occupied) and thevehicle is driven at a speed faster thanabout 20 km/h (12 mph), the warninglight will flash and a beep sound will beheard. After a short time, the warninglight stops flashing, but remainsilluminated, and the beep sound stops.

Until a seat belt is fastened or a givenperiod of time has elapsed, the beep soundwill not stop even if the vehicle speedfalls below 20 km/h (12 mph).

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NOTEl The warning light flashes and a beep sound

will be heard for about 6 seconds if thedriver's seat belt is not fastened when theignition is switched ON.

l If a driver or front passenger's seat belt isunfastened after the beep sound turns off(warning light remains illuminated), andthe vehicle speed exceeds 20 km/h (12mph), the warning light flashes and beepsound activates again.

l Placing heavy items on the front passengerseat may cause the front passenger seat beltwarning function to operate depending onthe weight of the item.

l To allow the front passenger seat weightsensor to function properly, do not placeand sit on an additional seat cushion on thefront passenger seat. The sensor may notfunction properly because the additionalseat cushion could cause sensorinterference.

l When a small child sits on the frontpassenger seat, it is possible that thewarning light will not operate.

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Child Restraint PrecautionsMazda strongly urges the use of child-restraint systems for children small enough to usethem.

You are required by law to use a child-restraint system for children in the U.S. and Canada.Check your local and state or provincial laws for specific requirements regarding the safetyof children riding in your vehicle.

Whatever child-restraint system you consider, please pick the appropriate one for the ageand size of the child, obey the law and follow the instructions that come with the individualchild-restraint system.

A child who has outgrown child-restraint systems should sit in the rear and use seat belts,both lap and shoulder. If the shoulder belt crosses the neck or face, move the child closer tothe center of the vehicle in the outboard seats, and towards the buckle on the right if thechild is seated on the center seat.

Statistics confirm that the rear seat is the best place for all children up to 12 years of age,and more so with a supplemental restraint system (air bags).

A rear-facing child-restraint system should NEVER be used on the front seat with the airbag system activated. The front passenger's seat is also the least preferred seat for otherchild-restraint systems.

To reduce the chance of injuries caused by deployment of the front passenger air bag, thefront passenger seat weight sensors work as a part of the supplemental restraint system.This system deactivates the front passenger front and side air bags and also the frontpassenger seat belt pretensioner system when the front passenger air bag deactivationindicator light illuminates.

When an infant or small child sits on the front passenger seat, the system shuts off the frontpassenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system, so make sure the frontpassenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.

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

For more details, refer to “Front passenger seat weight sensors” (page 2-50).

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WARNINGUse the correct size child-restraint system:

For effective protection in vehicle accidents and sudden stops, a child must beproperly restrained using a seat belt or child-restraint system depending on age andsize. 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 systembuckled down:

An unsecured child-restraint system is dangerous. In a sudden stop or a collision itcould move causing serious injury or death to the child or other occupants. Makesure any child-restraint system is properly secured in place according to the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions. When not in use, remove it from thevehicle or fasten it with a seat belt, or latch it down to BOTH LATCH lower anchorsfor LATCH child-restraint systems and the corresponding tether anchor.

Always secure a child in a proper child-restraint system:Holding a child in your arms while the vehicle is moving is extremely dangerous. Nomatter how strong the person may be, he or she cannot hold onto a child in asudden stop or collision and it could result in serious injury or death to the child orother occupants. Even in a moderate accident, the child may be exposed to air bagforces that could result in serious injury or death to the child, or the child may beslammed into an adult, causing injury to both child and adult.

Never use a rear-facing child-restraint system in the front seat with an air bag thatcould deploy:

Rear-facing child-restraint systems on the front seat are particularly dangerous eventhough you may feel assured that a front passenger air bag will not deploy based onthe fact that the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates. Thechild-restraint system can be hit by a deploying air bag and moved violentlybackward resulting in serious injury or death to the child.

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Do not install a front-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat unlessit is unavoidable:

In a collision, the force of a deploying air bag could cause serious injury or death tothe child. If installing a front-facing child-restraint system on the front passengerseat is unavoidable, move the front passenger seat as far back as possible.

Seating a child in a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat is dangerousunder certain conditions:

Your vehicle is equipped with front passenger seat weight sensors. Even with thefront passenger seat weight sensors, if you must use the front passenger seat to seata child, using a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat under thefollowing conditions increases the danger of the front passenger air bag deployingand could result in serious injury or death to the child.Ø The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate when

seating a child in the child-restraint system.Ø Luggage or other items are placed on the seat with the child in the child-restraint

system.Ø A rear passenger or luggage pushing or pulling down on the front passenger

seatback.Ø A rear passenger puts their feet on the front seat rails.Ø Luggage or other items are placed on the seatback or hung on the head restraint.Ø The seat is washed.Ø Liquids are spilled on the seat.Ø The front passenger seat is moved backward, pushing into luggage or other items

placed behind it.Ø The front passenger seatback contacts the rear seat.Ø Luggage or other items are placed between the front passenger seat and driver

seat.Ø Any accessories, which might increase the total seated weight on the front

passenger seat, are attached to the front passenger seat.The designated positions with seat belts on the rear seats are the safest places forchildren. Always use seat belts and child restraints.

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Do not allow a child or anyone to lean over or against the side window of a vehiclewith side and curtain air bags:

It is dangerous to allow anyone to lean over or against the side window, the area ofthe front passenger seat, the front and rear window pillars and the roof edge alongboth sides from which the side and curtain air bags deploy, even if a child-restraintsystem is used. The impact of inflation from a side or curtain air bag could causeserious injury or death to an out of position child. Furthermore, leaning over oragainst the front door could block the side and curtain air bags and eliminate theadvantages of supplemental protection. With the front air bag and the additionalside air bag that comes out of the front seat, the rear seat is always a better locationfor children. Take special care not to allow a child to lean over or against the sidewindow, even if the child is seated in a child-restraint system.

Never use one seat belt on more than one person at a time:Using one seat belt for more than one person at a time is dangerous. A seat beltused in this way cannot spread the impact forces properly and the two passengerscould be crushed together and seriously injured or even killed. Never use one belt formore than one person at a time and always operate the vehicle with each occupantproperly restrained.

CAUTIONA seat belt or child-restraint system can become very hot in a closed vehicle duringwarm weather. To avoid burning yourself or a child, check them before you or yourchild touches them.

NOTEYour Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designed LATCHchild-restraint systems in the rear seat. When using these anchors to secure a child-restraint system,refer to “LATCH Child-Restraint Systems” (page 2-32).

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Child-Restraint SystemInstallation Position

In this owner's manual, explanation ofchild-restraint systems is provided for thefollowing three types of popular child-restraint systems: infant seat, child seat,booster seat.

NOTEl Installation position is determined by the

type of child-restraint system. Always readthe manufacturer's instructions and thisowner's manual carefully.

l Due to variations in the design of child-restraint systems, vehicle seats and seatbelts, all child-restraint systems may not fitall seating positions. Before purchasing achild-restraint system, it should be tested inthe specific vehicle seating position (orpositions) where it is intended to be used. Ifa previously purchased child-restraintsystem does not fit, you may need topurchase a different one that will.

Infant seatAn infant seat provides restraint bybracing the infant's head, neck and backagainst the seating surface.

Child seatA child seat restrains a child's body usingthe harness.

Booster seatA booster seat is a child restraintaccessory designed to improve the fit ofthe seat belt system around the child'sbody.

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Installing Child-RestraintSystems

Accident statistics reveal that a child issafer in the rear seat. The front passenger'sseat is clearly the worst choice for anychild under 12, and with rear-facing child-restraint systems it is clearly unsafe due toair bags.

NOTEEven if your vehicle is equipped with frontpassenger seat weight sensors (page 2-50),which automatically deactivates the frontpassenger air bag, a rear seat is the safestplace for a child of any age or size.

Some child-restraint systems now comewith tethers and therefore must beinstalled on the seats that take tethers tobe effective. In your Mazda, tetheredchild-restraint systems can only beaccommodated in the three positions onthe rear seat.

Some child-restraint systems also employspecially designed LATCH attachments;refer to “LATCH Child-RestraintSystems” (page 2-32).

WARNINGTethered Child-Restraint Systems WorkOnly on Tether-Equipped Rear Seats:

Installation of a tether equippedchild-restraint system in the frontpassenger's seat defeats the safetydesign of the system and will result inan increased chance of serious injuryif the child-restraint system goesforward without benefit of beingtethered.Place tether equipped child-restraintsystems where there are tetheranchors.

qRear Seat Child-Restraint SystemInstallation

Follow these instructions when using achild-restraint system, unless you areattaching a LATCH-equipped child-restraint system to the rear LATCH loweranchors. Refer to “LATCH Child-Restraint Systems” (page 2-32).

NOTEFollow the child-restraint systemmanufacturer's instructions carefully. If youare not sure whether you have a LATCHsystem or tether, check in the child-restraintsystem manufacturer's instructions and followthem accordingly. Depending on the type ofchild-restraint system, it may use LATCHsystem instead of seat belts or if the belt goesacross the child's chest, may recommendagainst using automatic locking mode.

1. Make sure the seatback is securelylatched by pushing it back until it isfully locked.

2. Raise the head restraint to the toplocked position (except center seatposition).Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-7.

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3. Secure the child-restraint system withthe lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt.See the manufacturer's instructions onthe child-restraint system for beltrouting instructions.

4. To get the retractor into the automaticlocking mode, pull the shoulder beltportion of the seat belt until the entirelength of the belt is out of the retractor.

5. Push the child-restraint system firmlyinto the vehicle seat. Be sure the beltretracts as snugly as possible. Aclicking noise from the retractor will beheard during retraction if the system isin the automatic locking mode. If thebelt does not lock the seat down tight,repeat this step.

NOTEInspect this function before each use of thechild-restraint system. You should not be ableto pull the shoulder belt out of the retractorwhile the system is in the automatic lockingmode. When you remove the child-restraintsystem, be sure the belt fully retracts to returnthe system to emergency locking mode beforeoccupants use the seat belts.

6. If your child-restraint system requiresthe use of a tether strap, refer to themanufacturer's instructions to hook andtighten the tether strap after raising thehead restraint.

Anchor bracket location (Outboardposition)

Tether strap position (Outboardposition)

Forward

Tether strap

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Anchor bracket location (Centerposition)

Tether strap position (Center position)

WARNINGUse the tether and tether anchor onlyfor a child-restraint system:

Using the tether or tether anchor tosecure anything but a child-restraintsystem is dangerous. This couldweaken or damage the tether ortether anchor and result in injury.

Always route the tether strap betweenthe head restraint and the seatback(Except center position):

Routing the tether strap on top of thehead restraint is dangerous. In acollision the tether strap could slideoff the head restraint and loosen thechild-restraint system. The child-restraint system could move whichmay result in death or injury to thechild.

Always attach the tether strap to thecorrect tether anchor position:

Attaching the tether strap to theincorrect tether anchor position isdangerous. In a collision, the tetherstrap could come off and loosen thechild-restraint system. If the child-restraint system moves it could resultin death or injury to the child.

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qIf You Must Use the Front Seatfor Children

If you cannot put all children in the rearseat, at least put the smallest children inthe rear and be sure the largest child upfront uses the shoulder belt over theshoulder.NEVER put a rear-facing child-restraintsystem on the front passenger seatwhether your vehicle is equipped with aseat weight sensor or not.This seat is also not set up for tetheredchild-restraint systems, put them in one ofthe rear seat positions set up with tetheranchors.Likewise the LATCH child-restraintsystem cannot be secured in the frontpassenger's seat and should be used in therear seat.Do not allow anyone to sleep against theside window if you have optional side andcurtain air bags, it could cause seriousinjuries to an out of position occupant. Aschildren more often sleep in cars, it isbetter to put them in the rear seat. Ifinstalling the child-restraint system on thefront seat is unavoidable, follow theseinstructions when using a front-facingchild-restraint system in the frontpassenger's seat.

NOTEl To check if your front seats have side air

bags:Mazda vehicles equipped with side air bagwill have a “SRS AIRBAG” tag on theoutboard shoulder of the front seats.

l To check if your vehicle has curtain airbags:Mazda vehicles equipped with curtain airbag will have an “SRS AIRBAG” markingon the window pillars along the roof edge.

WARNINGAlways move the front passenger seatas far back as possible if installing afront-facing child-restraint system on itis unavoidable:

As your vehicle has front air bagsand doubly so because your vehiclehas side air bags, a front-facingchild-restraint system should be puton the front passenger seat onlywhen it is unavoidable.Even if the front passenger air bagdeactivation indicator lightilluminates, always move the seat asfar back as possible, because theforce of a deploying air bag couldcause serious injury or death to thechild.

Never use a rear-facing child-restraintsystem in the front seat with an air bagthat could deploy:

Rear-facing child-restraint systemson the front seat are particularlydangerous.Even in a moderate collision, thechild-restraint system can be hit by adeploying air bag and movedviolently backward resulting inserious injury or death to the child.Even though you may feel assuredthat the front passenger air bag willnot deploy based on the fact that thefront passenger air bag deactivationindicator light illuminates, youshould not use a rear-facing child-restraint system in the front seat.

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Do not allow a child or anyone to leanover or against the side window of avehicle with side and curtain air bags:

It is dangerous to allow anyone tolean over or against the side window,the area of the front passenger seat,the front and rear window pillars andthe roof edge along both sides fromwhich the side and curtain air bagsdeploy, even if a child-restraintsystem is used. The impact ofinflation from a side or curtain airbag could cause serious injury ordeath to an out of position child.Furthermore, leaning over or againstthe front door could block the sideand curtain air bags and eliminatethe advantages of supplementalprotection. With the front air bag andthe additional side air bag thatcomes out of the front seat, the rearseat is always a better location forchildren. Take special care not toallow a child to lean over or againstthe side window, even if the child isseated in a child-restraint system.

qFront Passenger's Seat Child-Restraint System Installation

1. Switch the ignition ON.

2. Slide the seat as far back as possible.

3. Place the child-restraint system on theseat without putting your weight on theseat and fasten the seat belt. See themanufacturer's instructions on thechild-restraint system for belt routinginstructions.

4. To get the retractor into the automaticlocking mode, pull the shoulder beltportion of the seat belt until the entirelength of the belt is out of the retractor.

5. Push the child-restraint system firmlyinto the vehicle seat. Be sure the beltretracts as snugly as possible. Aclicking noise from the retractor will beheard during retraction if the system isin automatic locking mode. If the beltdoes not lock the seat down tight,repeat the previous step and also thisone.

NOTEl Inspect this function before each use of the

child-restraint system. You should not beable to pull the shoulder belt out of theretractor while the system is in theautomatic locking mode. When you removethe child-restraint system, be sure the beltfully retracts to return the system toemergency locking mode before occupantsuse the seat belts.

l Follow the child-restraint systemmanufacturer's instructions carefully.Depending on the type of child-restraintsystem, it may not employ seat belts whichare in automatic locking mode.

6. Seat your child safely in the child-restraint system and secure the childaccording to the instructions from thechild-restraint system manufacturer.

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7. Make sure the front passenger air bagdeactivation indicator light illuminatesafter installing a child-restraint systemon the front passenger seat.If the front passenger air bagdeactivation indicator light does notilluminate, remove the child-restraintsystem, switch the ignition to OFF orACC, and then re-install the child-restraint system.Refer to Front Passenger Seat WeightSensors on page 2-50.

WARNINGDo not seat a child in a child-restraintsystem on the front passenger seat ifthe front passenger air bagdeactivation indicator light does notilluminate:

While it is always better to install anychild-restraint system on the rearseat, it is imperative that a child-restraint system ONLY be used on thefront passenger seat if thedeactivation indicator lightilluminates when the child is seatedin the child-restraint system (page2-50). Seating a child in a child-restraint system installed on the frontpassenger seat with the frontpassenger air bag deactivationindicator light not illuminated isdangerous. If this indicator light doesnot illuminate, this means that thefront passenger front and side airbags, and seat belt pretensioner areready for deployment. If an accidentwere to deploy an air bag, a child ina child-restraint system sitting in thefront passenger seat could beseriously injured or killed. If theindicator light does not illuminateafter seating a child in a child-restraint system on the frontpassenger seat, seat a child in achild-restraint system on the rearseat and consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer as soon as possible.

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LATCH Child-Restraint SystemsYour Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designedLATCH child-restraint systems in the rear seats. Both anchors must be used, otherwise theseat will bounce around and put the child in danger. Most LATCH child-restraint systemsmust also be used in conjunction with a tether to be effective. If they have a tether youmust use it to better assure your child's safety.

WARNINGFollow the manufacturer's instructions for the use of the child-restraint system:

An unsecured child-restraint system is dangerous. In a sudden stop or a collision itcould move causing serious injury or death to the child or other occupants. Makesure the child-restraint system is properly secured in place according to the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions.

Never attach two child-restraint systems to the same LATCH lower anchor:Attaching two child-restraint systems to the same LATCH lower anchor is dangerous.In a collision, one anchor may not be strong enough to hold two child-restraintsystem attachments, and it may break, causing serious injury or death. If you use theseat position for another child-restraint system when an outboard LATCH position isoccupied, use the center seat belts instead, and the tether if tether-equipped.

Make sure the child-restraint system is properly secured:An unsecured child-restraint system is dangerous. In a sudden stop or a collision itcould move causing serious injury or death to the child or other occupants. Followthe child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions on belt routing to secure theseat just as you would with a child in it so that nobody is tempted to put a child inan improperly secured seat later on. When not in use, remove it from the vehicle orfasten it with a seat belt, or latch it down to BOTH LATCH lower anchors for LATCHchild-restraint systems.

Make sure there are no seat belts or foreign objects near or around the LATCH child-restraint system:

Not following the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions when installingthe child-restraint system is dangerous. If seat belts or a foreign object prevent thechild-restraint system from being securely attached to the LATCH lower anchors andthe child-restraint system is installed improperly, the child-restraint system couldmove in a sudden stop or collision causing serious injury or death to the child orother occupants. When installing the child-restraint system, make sure there are noseat belts or foreign objects near or around the LATCH lower anchors. Always followthe child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions.

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qLATCH Child-Restraint SystemInstallation Procedure (RearOutboard Seats)

1. First, adjust the front seat to allowclearance between the child-restraintsystem and the front seat (page 2-2).

2. Make sure the seatback is securelylatched by pushing it back until it isfully locked.

3. Expand the area between the seatbottom and the seatback slightly toverify the locations of the LATCHlower anchors.

NOTEThe markings above the LATCH lower anchorsindicate the locations of LATCH loweranchors for the attachment of a child-restraintsystem.

4. Raise the head restraint to the toplocked position.Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-7.

5. Secure the child-restraint system usingBOTH LATCH lower anchors,following the child-restraint systemmanufacturer's instruction. Pull on thechild-restraint to be sure both anchorsare engaged.

6. If your child-restraint system cameequipped with a tether, that means it isvery important to properly secure thetether for child safety. Please carefullyfollow the child-restraint systemmanufacturer's instructions wheninstalling tethers.

Anchor bracket location

Tether strap position

Forward

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WARNINGUse the tether and tether anchor onlyfor a child-restraint system:

Using the tether or tether anchor tosecure anything but a child-restraintsystem is dangerous. This couldweaken or damage the tether ortether anchor and result in injury.

Always route the tether strap betweenthe head restraint and the seatback:

Routing the tether strap on top of thehead restraint is dangerous. In acollision the tether strap could slideoff the head restraint and loosen thechild-restraint system. The child-restraint system could move whichmay result in death or injury to thechild.

Always attach the tether strap to thecorrect tether anchor position:

Attaching the tether strap to theincorrect tether anchor position isdangerous. In a collision, the tetherstrap could come off and loosen thechild-restraint system. If the child-restraint system moves it could resultin death or injury to the child.

qLATCH Child-Restraint SystemInstallation Procedure (RearCenter Seat)

The LATCH lower anchors at the centerof the rear seat are much further apart thanthe sets of LATCH lower anchors forchild-restraint system installation at otherseating positions. Child-restraint systemswith rigid LATCH attachments cannot beinstalled on the center seating position.Some LATCH equipped child-restraintsystems can be placed in the centerposition and will reach the nearestLATCH lower anchors which are 390 mm(15.35 in) apart. LATCH compatiblechild-restraint systems (with attachmentson belt webbing) can be used at thisseating position only if the child-restraintsystem manufacturer's instructions statethat the child-restraint system can beinstalled to LATCH lower anchors that are390 mm (15.35 in) apart. Do not attachtwo child-restraint systems to the sameLATCH lower anchor. If your child-restraint system has a tether, it must alsobe used for your child's optimum safety.

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WARNINGUse the tether and tether anchor onlyfor a child-restraint system:

Using the tether or tether anchor tosecure anything but a child-restraintsystem is dangerous. This couldweaken or damage the tether ortether anchor and result in injury.

Always attach the tether strap to thecorrect tether anchor position:

Attaching the tether strap to theincorrect tether anchor position isdangerous. In a collision, the tetherstrap could come off and loosen thechild-restraint system. If the child-restraint system moves it could resultin death or injury to the child.

1. Make sure the seatback is securelylatched by pushing it back until it isfully locked.

2. Expand the area between the seatbottom and the seatback slightly toverify the locations of the LATCHlower anchors.

NOTEThe markings above the LATCH lower anchorsindicate the locations of LATCH loweranchors for the attachment of a child-restraintsystem.

3. Secure the child-restraint system usingBOTH LATCH lower anchors,following the child-restraint systemmanufacturer's instructions. Pull on thechild-restraint to be sure both anchorsare engaged.

4. If your child-restraint system cameequipped with a tether, that means it isvery important to properly secure thetether for child safety. Please carefullyfollow the child-restraint systemmanufacturer's instructions wheninstalling tethers.

Anchor bracket location

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Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) PrecautionsThe front and side supplemental restraint systems (SRS) include 6 air bags. Please verifythe air bags equipped on your vehicle by locating the “SRS AIRBAG” locationindicators. These indicators are visible in the area where the air bags are installed.The air bags are installed in the following locations:

l The steering wheel hub (driver air bag)l The front passenger dashboard (front passenger air bag)l The outboard sides of the front seatbacks (side air bags)l The front and rear window pillars, and the roof edge along both sides (curtain air bags)

The air bag supplemental restraint systems are designed to provide supplemental protectionin certain situations, so seat belts are always important in the following ways:

Without seat belt usage, the air bags cannot provide adequate protection during an accident.Seat belt usage is necessary to:l Keep the occupant from being thrown into an inflating air bag.l Reduce the possibility of injuries during an accident that is not designed for air baginflation, such as roll-over or rear impact.

l Reduce the possibility of injuries in frontal, near frontal, side collisions that are notsevere enough to activate the air bags.

l Reduce the possibility of being thrown from your vehicle.l Reduce the possibility of injuries to lower body and legs during an accident because theair bags provide no protection to these parts of the body.

l Hold the driver in a position which allows better control of the vehicle.

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If your vehicle is also equipped with a driver and front passenger occupantclassification system, refer to the Driver and Front Passenger Occupant ClassificationSystem (page 2-50) for details.If your vehicle is equipped with a driver and front passenger occupant classificationsystem, the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates for a specifiedtime after the ignition is switched ON.

Small children must be protected by a child-restraint system as stipulated by law in everystate and province. In certain states and provinces, larger children must use a child-restraintsystem (page 2-21).

Carefully consider which child-restraint system is necessary for your child and follow theinstallation directions in this Owner's Manual as well as the child-restraint systemmanufacturer's instructions.

WARNINGSeat 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 beexpected to inflate only in the first accident, such as frontal, near frontal, sidecollisions that are at least moderate. Vehicle occupants should always wear seatbelts.

Children should not ride in the front passenger seat:Placing a child, 12 years or under, in the front seat is dangerous. The child could behit by a deploying air bag and be seriously injured or even killed. Even if the frontpassenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates, always move the frontpassenger seat as far back as possible. A sleeping child is more likely to lean againstthe door and be hit by the side air bag in a moderate collision to the front-passengerside of the vehicle. Whenever possible, always secure a child 12 years and under onthe rear seat with an appropriate child-restraint system for the child's age and size.

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Never use a rear-facing child-restraint system in the front seat with an air bag thatcould deploy:

Rear-facing child-restraint systems on the front seat are particularly dangerous eventhough you may feel assured that a front passenger air bag will not deploy based onthe fact that the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates. Thechild-restraint system can be hit by a deploying air bag and moved violentlybackward resulting in serious injury or death to the child.

Do not sit too close to the driver and front passenger air bags:Sitting too close to the driver and front passenger air bag modules or placing handsor feet on them is extremely dangerous. The driver and front passenger air bagsinflate with great force and speed. Serious injuries could occur if someone is tooclose. The driver should always hold onto only the rim of the steering wheel. Thefront seat passenger should keep both feet on the floor. Front seat occupants shouldadjust their seats as far back as possible and always sit upright against theseatbacks with seat belts worn properly.

Sit in the center of the seat and wear seat belts properly:Sitting too close to the side air bag modules or placing hands on them, or sleepingup against the door or hanging out the windows is extremely dangerous. The sideand curtain air bags inflate with great force and speed directly expanding along thedoor on the side the car is hit. Serious injury could occur if someone is sitting tooclose to the door or leaning against a window, or if rear seat occupants grab thesides of the front seatbacks. Give the side and curtain air bags room to work bysitting in the center of the seat while the vehicle is moving with seat belts wornproperly.

Do not attach objects on or around the area where driver and front passenger airbags deploy:

Attaching an object to the driver and front passenger air bag modules or placingsomething in front of them is dangerous. In an accident, an object could interferewith air bag inflation and injure the occupants.

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Do not attach objects on or around the area where a side air bag deploys:Attaching objects to the front seat in such a way as to cover the outboard side of theseat in any way is dangerous. In an accident the object could interfere with the sideair bag, which inflates from the outboard side of the front seats, impeding the addedprotection of the side air bag system or redirecting the air bag in a way that isdangerous. Furthermore, the bag could be cut open releasing the gas.Do not hang net bags, map pouches or backpacks with side straps on the frontseats. Never use seat covers on the front seats. Always keep the side air bag modulesin your front seats free to deploy in the event of a side collision.

Do not attach objects on or around the area where a curtain air bag deploys:Attaching objects to the areas where the curtain air bag activates such as on thewindshield glass, side door glass, front and rear window pillars and along the roofedge and assist grips is dangerous. In an accident the object could interfere with thecurtain air bag, which inflates from the front and rear window pillars and along theroof edge, impeding the added protection of the curtain air bag system or redirectingthe air bag in a way that is dangerous. Furthermore, the bag could be cut openreleasing the gas.Do not place hangers or any other objects on the assist grips. When hanging clothes,hang them on the coat hook directly. Always keep the curtain air bag modules freeto deploy in the event of a side collision.

Do not place luggage or other objects under the front seats:Placing luggage or other objects under the front seats is dangerous. The componentsessential to the supplemental restraint system could be damaged, and in the event ofa side collision, the appropriate air bags may not deploy, which could result in deathor serious injury. To prevent damage to the components essential to thesupplemental restraint system, do not place luggage or other objects under the frontseats.

Do not touch the components of the supplemental restraint system after the air bagshave inflated:

Touching the components of the supplemental restraint system after the air bagshave inflated is dangerous. Immediately after inflation, they are very hot. You couldget burned.

Never install any front-end equipment to your vehicle:Installation of front-end equipment, such as frontal protection bar (kangaroo bar,bull bar, push bar, or other similar devices), snowplow, or winches, is dangerous. Theair bag crash sensor system could be affected. This could cause air bags to inflateunexpectedly, or it could prevent the air bags from inflating during an accident.Front occupants could be seriously injured.

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Do not modify the suspension:Modifying the vehicle suspension is dangerous. If the vehicle's height or thesuspension is modified, the vehicle will be unable to accurately detect a collisionresulting in incorrect or unexpected air bag deployment and the possibility of seriousinjuries.

Do not modify the supplemental restraint system:Modifying the components or wiring of the supplemental restraint system isdangerous. You could accidentally activate it or make it inoperable. Do not makeany modifications to the supplemental restraint system. This includes installing trim,badges, or anything else over the air bag modules. It also includes installing extraelectrical equipment on or near system components or wiring. An Authorized MazdaDealer can provide the special care needed in the removal and installation of frontseats. It is important to protect the air bag wiring and connections to assure that thebags do not accidentally deploy, the driver seat slide position sensor and frontpassenger seat weight sensors are not damaged and that the seats retain anundamaged air bag connection.

NOTEl When an air bag deploys, a loud inflation noise can be heard and some smoke will be released.

Neither is likely to cause injury, however, the texture of the air bags may cause light skin injurieson body parts not covered with clothing through friction.

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

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Supplemental Restraint System Components

Driver/Front passenger inflators and air bagsCrash sensor, and diagnostic module (SAS unit)Front seat belt pretensioner and load limiting systems (page 2-15)Front air bag sensorSide crash sensorsAir bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning light (page 2-45)Side and curtain inflators and air bagsFront passenger air bag deactivation indicator light (page 2-50)Front passenger seat weight sensors (page 2-50)Front passenger seat weight sensor control moduleDriver and front passenger seat belt buckle switches (page 2-54)Driver seat slide position sensor (page 2-50)

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How the SRS Air Bags WorkYour Mazda is equipped with the following types of SRS air bags. SRS air bags aredesigned to work together with the seat belts to help to reduce injuries during an accident.The SRS air bags are designed to provide further protection for passengers in addition tothe seat belt functions. Be sure to wear seat belts properly.

qFront Seat Belt Pretensioners

The front seat belt pretensioners are designed to deploy in moderate or severe frontal, nearfrontal collisions.

qDriver Air Bag

The driver's air bag is mounted in the steering wheel.When air bag crash sensors detect a frontal impact of greater than moderate force, thedriver's air bag inflates quickly helping to reduce injury mainly to the driver's head or chestcaused by directly hitting the steering wheel.For more details about air bag deployment, refer to “SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria”(page 2-47).The driver's dual-stage air bag controls air bag inflation in two energy stages. During animpact of moderate severity the driver's air bag deploys with lesser energy, whereas duringmore severe impacts, it deploys with more energy.

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qFront Passenger Air Bag

The front passenger air bag is mounted in the front passenger dashboard.The inflation mechanism for the front passenger air bag is the same as the driver's air bag,as mentioned above.For more details about air bag deployment, refer to “SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria”(page 2-47).In addition, the front passenger air bag is designed to only deploy in accordance with thetotal seated weight on the front passenger seat. For details, refer to the driver and frontpassenger occupant classification system (page 2-50).

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qSide Air Bags

The side air bags are mounted in the outboard sides of the front seatbacks.When the air bag crash sensors detect a side impact of greater than moderate force, thesystem inflates the side air bag only on the side in which the vehicle was hit. The side airbag inflates quickly to reduce injury to the driver or front passenger's chest caused bydirectly hitting interior parts such as a door or window.For more details about air bag deployment, refer to “SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria”(page 2-47).In addition, the front passenger side air bag is designed to only deploy in accordance withthe total seated weight on the front passenger seat. For details, refer to the driver and frontpassenger occupant classification system (page 2-50).

qCurtain Air Bags

The curtain air bags are mounted in the front and rear window pillars, and the roof edgealong both sides.When the air bag crash sensors detect a side impact of greater than moderate force, thecurtain air bag inflates quickly and helps to reduce injury mainly to the rear outboardpassenger's head caused by directly hitting interior parts such as a door or window.For more details about air bag deployment, refer to “SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria”(page 2-47).

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In a side impact:Greater than moderate impact to one side of the vehicle will cause the curtain air bag onthat side only to inflate.

The side and curtain air bags will deploy only on the side the vehicle receives the force of the impact.

In an angled collision:During a collision, driver/front passenger air bag and the curtain air bag will deploy.

qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light

If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system is working properly, the warning lightilluminates when the ignition is switched ON or after the engine is cranked. The warninglight turns off after a specified period of time.

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A system malfunction is indicated if the warning light constantly flashes, constantlyilluminates or does not illuminate at all when the ignition is switched ON. If any of theseoccur, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. The system may notoperate in an accident.

WARNINGNever tamper with the air bag/pretensioner systems and always have an AuthorizedMazda Dealer perform all servicing and repairs:

Self-servicing or tampering with the systems is dangerous. An air bag/pretensionercould accidentally activate or become disabled causing serious injury or death.

qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Beep

If a malfunction is detected in the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner systems and thewarning light, a warning beep sound will be heard for about 5 seconds every minute.

The air bag and seat belt pretensioner system warning beep sound will continue to be heardfor approximately 35 minutes.Have your vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

WARNINGDo not drive the vehicle with the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warningbeep sounding:

Driving the vehicle with the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning beepsounding is dangerous. In a collision, the air bags and the front seat beltpretensioner system will not deploy and this could result in death or serious injury.Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the vehicle inspected as soon aspossible.

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SRS Air Bag Deployment CriteriaThis chart indicates the applicable SRS equipment that will deploy depending on the typeof collision.(The illustrations are the representative cases of collisions.)

SRSequipment

Types of collision

A severe frontal/near frontal collision A severe side collision A rear collision

Front seatbelt

pretensionerX*1 (both sides)

No air bag and front seatbelt pretensioner will beactivated in a rear collision.

Driver airbag

X

Frontpassenger air

bagX*1

Side air bag X*1 (impact side only)

Curtain airbag

X*2 X (impact side only)

X: The SRS air bag equipment is designed to deploy in a collision.*1: The front passenger front and side air bags and the seat belt pretensioner are designed

to deploy depending on the condition of the total seated weight on the front passengerseat.

*2: In an angled collision, the curtain air bag might deploy.

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Limitations to SRS Air BagIn severe collisions such as those described previously in “SRS Air Bag DeploymentCriteria”, the applicable SRS air bag equipment will deploy. However, in some accidents,the equipment may not deploy depending on the type of collision and its severity.

Limitations to front/near front collision detection:The following illustrations are examples of front/near front collisions that may not bedetected as severe enough to deploy the SRS air bag equipment.

Impacts involving trees or poles Frontal offset impact to the vehicle

Rear-ending or running under a truck's tail gate

Limitations to side collision detection:The following illustrations are examples of side collisions that may not be detected assevere enough to deploy the SRS air bag equipment.

Side impacts involving trees or poles Side impacts with two-wheeled vehicles

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Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification SystemFirst, please read “Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions” (page 2-36)carefully.

qDriver Seat Slide Position Sensor

Your vehicle is equipped with a driver seat slide position sensor as a part of thesupplemental restraint system. The sensor is located under the driver seat. The sensordetermines whether the driver seat is fore or aft of a reference position and sends the seatposition to the diagnostic module (SAS unit). The SAS unit is designed to control thedeployment of the driver air bag depending on how close the driver seat is to the steeringwheel.The air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning light flashes if the sensor has apossible malfunction (page 2-45).

qFront Passenger Seat Weight Sensors

Your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger seat weight sensors as a part of thesupplemental restraint system. These sensors are located under both of the front passengerseat rails. These sensors determine the total seated weight on the front passenger seat andmonitor the seat belt buckle for the front passenger seat. The SAS unit is designed toprevent the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system fromdeploying if the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.To reduce the chance of injuries caused by deployment of the front passenger air bag, thesystem deactivates the front passenger front and side air bags and also the seat beltpretensioner system when the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator lightilluminates. Refer to the following table for the front passenger air bag deactivationindicator light illumination conditions.

This system shuts off the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensionersystem, so make sure the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminatesaccording to the following table.

The air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning light flashes and the frontpassenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates if the sensors have a possiblemalfunction. If this happens, the front passenger front and side air bags and seat beltpretensioner system will not deploy.

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Front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light

This indicator light illuminates to remind you that the front passenger front and side airbags and seat belt pretensioner will not deploy during a collision.

If the front passenger weight sensors are normal, the indicator light illuminates when theignition is switched ON. The light turns off after a few seconds.

The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates or is off under the following conditions:

Condition detected by thefront passenger occupant

classification system

Front passenger air bagdeactivation indicator light

Front passenger front andside air bags

Front passenger seatbelt pretensioner

system

Empty (Not occupied)*1 Off Deactivated Deactivated

Child or child-restraintsystem*2 On Deactivated Deactivated

Adult*3 Off Ready Ready

*1 : If the front passenger seat belt is buckled, the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates,however this does not indicate a malfunction.

*2 : If a larger child sits on the front passenger seat, the sensors might detect the child as being an adult dependingon the child's physique.

*3 : If a smaller adult sits on the front passenger seat, the sensors might detect the person as being a childdepending on the person's physique.

The curtain air bag is ready for inflating despite the chart above.

If the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate when theignition is switched ON and does not illuminate as indicated in the above chart, do notallow a child to sit in the front passenger seat and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer assoon as possible. The system may not work properly in an accident.

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WARNINGDo not decrease the total seated weight on the front passenger seat:

When an adult or large child sits on the front passenger seat, decreasing the totalseated weight on the front passenger seat required for air bag deployment isdangerous. The front passenger seat weight sensors will detect the reduced totalseated weight condition and the front passenger front and side air bags and seatbelt pretensioner system will not deploy during an accident. The front passenger willnot have the supplementary protection of the air bag, which could result in seriousinjury. Decreasing the total seated weight on the front passenger seat could result inan air bag not deploying under the following conditions, for example:Ø A rear passenger pushes up on the front passenger seat with their feet.Ø Luggage or other items placed under the front passenger seat or between the

front passenger seat and driver seat that push up the front passenger seatbottom.

Ø The front passenger seat occupant sits in a manner that does not place the entireweight of the occupant on the seat such as by sitting too close to the door,grasping the assist grip and sitting with the seatback reclined too far.

Ø Any accessories which might decrease the total seated weight on the frontpassenger seat are attached to the front passenger seat.

The front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner systems willdeactivate if the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.

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Do not increase the total seated weight on the front passenger seat:When an infant or small child sits on the front passenger seat, increasing the totalseated weight on the front passenger seat is dangerous. The front passenger seatweight sensors will detect the increased total seated weight, which could result in theunexpected deployment of the front passenger front and side air bags and seat beltpretensioner system in an accident and may cause serious injury. Increasing the totalseated weight on the front passenger seat could result in the front passenger frontand side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system deployment in an accident underthe following conditions, for example:Ø Luggage or other items are placed on the seat with the child in the child-restraint

system.Ø A rear passenger or luggage push or pull down on the front passenger seatback.Ø A rear passenger steps on the front passenger seat rails with their feet.Ø Luggage or other items are placed on the seatback or hung on the head restraint.Ø The seat is washed.Ø Liquids are spilled on the seat.Ø The front passenger seat is moved backward, pushing into luggage or other items

placed behind it.Ø The front passenger seatback contacts the rear seat.Ø Luggage or other items are placed between the front passenger seat and driver

seat.Ø Any accessories which might increase the total seated weight on the front

passenger seat are attached to the front passenger seat.The front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner systems willdeactivate if the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.

CAUTIONØ To assure proper deployment of the front air bag and to prevent damage to the

sensors in the front seat bottoms:Ø Do not place sharp objects on the front seat bottoms or leave heavy luggage on

them.Ø Do not spill any liquids on the front seats or under the front seats.

Ø To allow the sensors to function properly, always perform the following:Ø Adjust the front seats as far back as possible and always sit upright against the

seatbacks with seat belts worn properly.Ø If you place your child on the front passenger seat, secure the child-restraint

system properly and slide the front passenger seat as far back as possible (page2-30).

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NOTEl The system requires about 10 seconds to alternate between turning the front passenger front and

side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system on or off.l The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light may illuminate repeatedly if luggage or

other items are put on the front passenger seat, or if the temperature of the vehicle's interiorchanges suddenly.

l The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light may illuminate for 10 seconds if the totalseated weight on the front passenger seat changes.

l The air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning light might illuminate if the frontpassenger seat receives a severe impact.

l If the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate after installing achild-restraint system on the front passenger seat, first, re-install your child-restraint systemaccording to the procedure in this owner's manual. Then, if the front passenger air bagdeactivation indicator light still does not illuminate, install the child-restraint system on the rearseat and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

l If the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates when an adult is seated inthe front passenger seat, have the passenger re-adjust their posture by sitting with their feet on thefloor, and then re-fastening the seat belt. If the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator lightstill illuminates, move the passenger to the rear seat. If sitting in the rear seat is not possible, slidethe front passenger seat as far back as possible.

qDriver and Front Passenger Buckle Switches

The buckle switches on the front seat belts detect whether or not the front seat belts aresecurely fastened and further control the deployment of the air bags.

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qConstant Monitoring

The following components of the air bag systems are monitored by a diagnostic system:

l Crash sensors, and diagnostic module (SAS unit)l Front air bag sensorl Air bag modulesl Side crash sensorsl Air bag/Front seat belt pretensioner system warning lightl Front seat belt pretensionersl Related wiringl Front passenger air bag deactivation indicator lightl Driver seat slide position sensorl Front passenger seat weight sensorsl Front passenger seat weight sensor control modulel Front passenger seat belt buckle switch

The diagnostic module continuously monitors the system's readiness. This begins when theignition is switched ON and continues while the vehicle is being driven.

qMaintenance

The air bag systems do not require regular maintenance. But if any of the following occurs,take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible:l The air bag system warning light flashes.l The air bag system warning light remains illuminated.l The air bag system warning light does not illuminate when the ignition is switched ON.l The air bag system warning beep sound is heard.l The air bags have deployed.l Front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate when the ignitionis switched ON or does not illuminate as indicated in the chart. For more details aboutthis indicator light and this chart, refer to “Front passenger seat weight sensors” (page2-50).

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WARNINGDo not operate a vehicle with damaged air bag/seat belt pretensioner systemcomponents:

Expended or damaged air bag/seat belt pretensioner system components must bereplaced after any collision which caused them to deploy or damage them. Only atrained Authorized Mazda Dealer can fully evaluate these systems to see that theywill work in any subsequent accident. Driving with an expended or damaged air bagor pretensioner unit will not afford you the necessary protection in the event of anysubsequent accident which could result in serious injury or death.

Do not remove interior air bag parts:Removing any components such as the front seats, front dashboard, the steeringwheel or parts on the front and rear window pillars and along the roof edge,containing air bag parts or sensors is dangerous. These parts contain essential airbag components. The air bag could accidentally activate and cause serious injuries.Always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer remove these parts.

Dispose of the air bag properly:Improper disposal of an air bag or a vehicle with live air bags in it can be extremelydangerous. Unless all safety procedures are followed, injury can result. Ask anAuthorized Mazda Dealer how to safely dispose of an air bag or how to scrap an airbag equipped vehicle.

NOTEIf it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the supplementary restraintsystem modified to accommodate a person with certain medical conditions in accordance with acertified physician, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer, refer to “Customer Assistance (U.S.A.)”(page 9-2).

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3 Knowing Your Mazda

Explanation of basic operations and controls; opening/closing and adjustmentof various parts.

Doors and Locks ........................................................................... 3-2Keys .......................................................................................... 3-2Keyless Entry Systemí ............................................................ 3-3Door Locks ............................................................................... 3-8Liftgate .................................................................................... 3-11Power Windows ...................................................................... 3-16Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap ........................................................... 3-19Hood ....................................................................................... 3-20

Security System ........................................................................... 3-23Immobilizer System ................................................................ 3-23

Steering Wheel and Mirrors ...................................................... 3-26Steering Wheel ........................................................................ 3-26Mirrors .................................................................................... 3-26

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WARNINGDo not leave the key in your vehiclewith children and keep them in a placewhere your children will not find orplay with them:

Leaving children in a vehicle with thekey is dangerous. This could result insomeone being badly injured or evenkilled. Children may find these newkinds of keys to be an interesting toyto play with and could cause thepower windows or other controls tooperate, or even make the vehiclemove.

NOTERefer to Immobilizer System (page 3-23) forinformation regarding keys and enginestarting.

The keys operate all locks.With keyless entry system

Key code number plate

Retractable type key

Without keyless entry system

Key code number plate

A code number is stamped on the plateattached to the key set; detach this plateand store it in a safe place (not in thevehicle) for use if you need to make areplacement key.

NOTEl Write down the code number and keep it in

a separate, safe and convenient place, butnot in the vehicle.If your key is lost, consult your AuthorizedMazda Dealer and have your code numberready.

l Some types of key chains cannot beattached to the retractable type key. In thiscase, use the key ring provided with thetransmitter which has the key code numberplate attached.

Key ring

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To extend the key, press the releasebutton.

To retract the key, rotate it into the holderwhile pressing the release button.

Keyless Entry Systemí

This system remotely locks and unlocksthe doors and the liftgate.It can also help you signal for attention.Press the buttons slowly and carefully.

CAUTIONTo avoid damage to the transmitter,do not:Ø Drop the transmitter.Ø Get the transmitter wet.Ø Disassemble the transmitter.Ø Expose the transmitter to any kind

of magnetic field.Ø Expose the transmitter to high

temperatures on places such asthe dashboard or hood, underdirect sunlight.

NOTEl The keyless entry system is designed to

operate up to about 2.5 m (8 ft) from thecenter of the vehicle, but this may vary dueto local conditions.

l The system does not operate when the key isin the ignition switch.

l If the transmitter does not operate whenpressing a button or the operation rangebecomes too small, the battery may bedead. To install a new battery, refer toMaintenance (page 3-6).

l Additional transmitters can be obtained atan Authorized Mazda Dealer. Up to 3transmitters can be used with the keylessentry system per vehicle. Bring alltransmitters to an Authorized MazdaDealer when additional transmitters arerequired.

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qTransmitter

Lock button

Unlock button

Panic button

Operation indicator light

NOTEl (U.S.A.)

This device complies with Part 15 of theFCC Rules. Operation is subject to thefollowing two conditions: (1) this devicemay not cause harmful interference, and (2)this device must accept any interferencereceived, including interference that maycause undesired operation.

l (CANADA)This device complies with RSS-210 ofIndustry CANADA. Operation is subject tothe following two conditions: (1) this devicemay not cause interference, and (2) thisdevice must accept any interference,including interference that may causeundesired operation of the device.

The operation indicator light flashes whenthe buttons are pressed.

Lock button

To lock the doors and the liftgate, pressthe lock button.

To confirm that all doors and the liftgatehave been locked, press the lock buttonagain within 5 seconds. If they are closedand locked, the horn will sound.

NOTEl Doors and the liftgate can be locked by

pressing the lock button while any otherdoor or the liftgate is open. However, thehazard warning lights will not flash and thehorn will not sound.

l All doors and the liftgate cannot be lockedwhen any door or the liftgate is open andthe key is in the ignition switch.

l Confirm that all doors and the liftgate arelocked visually or audibly by use of thedouble click.

Unlock button

To unlock the driver's door, press theunlock button.

To unlock all doors and the liftgate, pressthe unlock button again within 5 seconds.

NOTEAuto re-lock functionAfter unlocking with the transmitter, all doorsand the liftgate will automatically lock if oneof the doors or the liftgate is not opened withinabout 30 seconds.

Panic button

If you witness from a distance someoneattempting to break into or damage yourvehicle, pressing the panic button willactivate the vehicle's alarm.

NOTEThe panic button will work whether any dooror the liftgate is open or closed.

Turning on the alarm

Pressing the panic button for 1 second ormore will trigger the alarm for about 2minutes and 30 seconds, and thefollowing will occur:l The horn sounds intermittently.l The hazard warning lights flash.

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Press any button on the transmitter.

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qTransmitter Maintenance

If the buttons on the transmitter areinoperable and the operation indicatorlight does not flash, the battery may bedead.Replace with a new battery before thetransmitter becomes unusable.

CAUTIONØ Install the battery with the positive

pole ( ) facing down. Batteryleakage could occur if it is notinstalled correctly.

Ø When replacing the battery, becareful not to touch any of theinternal circuitry and electricalterminals, bend the electricalterminals, or get dirt in thetransmitter as the transmittercould be damaged.

Ø There is the danger of explosion ifthe battery is not correctlyreplaced.

Ø Replace only with the same typebattery (CR1620 or equivalent).

Ø Dispose of used batteriesaccording to the followinginstructions.Ø Insulate the plus and minus

terminals of the battery usingcellophane or equivalent tape.

Ø Never disassemble.Ø Never throw the battery into

fire and/or water.Ø Never deform or crush.

Replacing the transmitter battery

1. Unfold the key (page 3-2).

2. Insert a screwdriver into the slot andpush the tab to remove the key fromthe transmitter.

Tab

3. Insert a screwdriver into the slot andgently pry open the transmitter.

4. Remove the battery.

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5. Put in the new battery (CR1620 orequivalent) with the positive pole ( )facing down.

6. Align the front and back covers andsnap the transmitter shut.

7. Align the key with the transmitter asshown in the figure, and insert the keyuntil a click sound is heard.

CAUTIONInsert the key into the transmittersecurely until a click sound is heard.If it is not inserted securely, it coulddetach from the transmitter.

qService

If you have a problem with the keylessentry system, consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer.

If your transmitter is lost or stolen, consultan Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon aspossible for a replacement and to makethe lost or stolen transmitter inoperative.

CAUTIONRadio equipment like this is governedby laws in the United States.Changes or modifications notexpressly approved by the partyresponsible for compliance could voidthe user's authority to operate theequipment.

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WARNINGAlways take all children and pets withyou or leave a responsible person withthem:

Leaving a child or a pet unattendedin a parked vehicle is dangerous. Inhot weather, temperatures inside avehicle can become high enough tocause brain damage or even death.

Do not leave the key in your vehiclewith children and keep them in a placewhere your children will not find orplay with them:

Leaving children in a vehicle with thekey is dangerous. This could result insomeone being badly injured or evenkilled.

Keep all doors locked when driving:Unlocked doors in a moving vehicleare dangerous. Passengers can fallout if a door is accidentally openedand can more easily be thrown out inan accident.

Always close all the windows, lock thedoors and take the key with you whenleaving your vehicle unattended:

Leaving your vehicle unlocked isdangerous as children could lockthemselves in a hot vehicle, whichcould result in death. Also, a vehicleleft unlocked becomes an easy targetfor thieves and intruders.

After closing the doors, always verifythat they are securely closed:

Doors not securely closed aredangerous, if the vehicle is drivenwith a door not securely closed, thedoor could open unexpectedlyresulting in an accident.

Always confirm the safety around thevehicle before opening a door:

Suddenly opening a door isdangerous. A passing vehicle or apedestrian could be hit and cause anaccident.

qLocking, Unlocking with Key

The driver's door can be locked/unlockedwith the key.Turn the key toward the front to lock,toward the back to unlock.

Unlock

Lock

NOTEIf your vehicle is equipped with a frontpassenger door key cylinder, the door can belocked/unlocked with the key.

qLocking, Unlocking with Transmitter

The doors can be locked/unlocked byoperating the keyless entry systemtransmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System(page 3-3).

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qLocking, Unlocking with Door-Lock Knob

To lock any door from the inside, pressthe door-lock knob.To unlock, pull it outward.This does not operate the other doorlocks.

Lock

Unlock

To lock any door with the door-lock knobfrom the outside, press the door-lock knobto the lock position and close the door(holding the door handle pulled is notrequired).This does not operate the other doorlocks.

Door-lock knob

NOTEl When locking the doors this way, be careful

not to leave the key inside the vehicle.l The driver's door cannot be locked using

the door-lock knob from the outside if thekey is in the ignition switch.

l (Without keyless entry system)l The front door lock knob cannot be used

while the front door is open.l The front door can only be locked from

the outside using the key.l The red indication can be seen when the

door-lock knob is unlocked.

Red indication

qPower Door Locks

Vehicle lock-out prevention

The vehicle lock-out prevention featureprevents you from locking yourself out ofthe vehicle. With the key in the ignitionswitch, all doors and the liftgate willautomatically unlock if they are lockedusing the power door locks with any dooror the liftgate open.

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Locking, unlocking with key

All doors and the liftgate lockautomatically when the driver's door islocked with the key.All doors and the liftgate unlock when thedriver's door is unlocked and the key isheld in the unlock position for one secondor longer.

Unlock

Lock

NOTEHolding the key in the unlocked position in thedriver's door lock for about a second unlocksall doors and the liftgate. To unlock only thedriver's door, insert the key into the driver'sdoor lock and turn the key briefly to the unlockposition and then immediately return it to thecenter position.

Locking, unlocking with door-lockswitch

All doors and the liftgate lockautomatically when lock side is pressed.They all unlock when unlock side ispressed.

LockUnlock

Locking, unlocking with transmitter(with retractable type key)

All doors and the liftgate can be locked/unlocked by operating the keyless entrysystem transmitter, refer to Keyless EntrySystem (page 3-3).

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qRear Door Child Safety Locks

These locks are intended to help preventchildren from accidentally opening therear doors. Use them both whenever achild rides in the vehicle.

If you slide the child safety lock to thelock position before closing that door, thedoor cannot be opened from the inside.The door can be opened only by pullingthe outside handle.

Lock

Unlock

Liftgate

WARNINGNever allow a person to ride in theluggage compartment:

Allowing a person to ride in theluggage compartment is dangerous.The person in the luggagecompartment could be seriouslyinjured or killed during suddenbraking or a collision.

Do not drive with the liftgate open:Exhaust gas in the cabin of a vehicleis dangerous. An open liftgate in amoving vehicle will cause exhaustgas to be drawn into the cabin. Thisgas contains CO (carbon monoxide),which is colorless, odorless, andhighly poisonous, and it can causeloss of consciousness and death.Moreover, an open liftgate couldcause occupants to fall out in anaccident.

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CAUTIONBe careful not to apply excessive forceto the damper stay on the liftgatesuch as by putting your hand on thestay. Otherwise, the damper staymay bend and affect the liftgateoperation.

Damper stay

qLocking, Unlocking with Key

The liftgate can be locked/unlocked byinserting the key into the driver's door keycylinder, refer to Power Door Locks (page3-9).

qLocking, Unlocking with Transmitter(with Retractable Type Key)

The liftgate can be locked/unlocked byoperating the keyless entry systemtransmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System(page 3-3).

qLocking, Unlocking with Door-Lock Switch

The liftgate can be locked/unlocked byoperating the door-lock switch, refer toPower Door Locks (page 3-9).

qOpening and Closing the Liftgate

Opening the liftgate

Grasp the lower end of the liftgate, pressthe electric liftgate opener on the liftgate,and then raise the liftgate when the latchreleases.

Electric liftgate opener

While the ignition is switched ON, theliftgate can be opened only when thevehicle is stopped with the parking brakeapplied (manual transaxle), or with theselector lever in the P position (automatictransaxle).

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NOTEl When the liftgate is unlocked by pressing

the electric liftgate opener button, theliftgate raises slightly to allow it to beopened. If the liftgate is not operated for acertain period of time after the electricliftgate opener button has been pressed, theliftgate cannot be raised any more from itsslightly raised position. Press the electricliftgate opener button again to fully openthe liftgate. To close the liftgate from itsslightly raised position, open it first bypressing the electric liftgate opener buttonand wait for 1 second or longer, then closeit.The door-ajar warning light will illuminateif the liftgate is not fully closed.

l The sound of the latch may be heard for afew seconds after the electric liftgateopener has been pressed, however, this doesnot indicate a malfunction.

When the liftgate cannot be opened

If the vehicle battery is dead or there is amalfunction in the electrical system andthe liftgate cannot be unlocked, performthe following procedure as an emergencymeasure to unlock it:

CAUTIONØ Perform the procedure using a

cloth to cover sharp edges whichcould injure your hands.

Ø Perform the procedure carefullywhen using a flathead screwdriveras it could cause damage to thesurrounding area or vehicle parts.

Lever

1. Fold down the rear seatbacks.Refer to Split-Folding Rear Seatbackon page 2-5.

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2. Detach the fasteners and remove thecover on the interior surface of theliftgate.

Removal

3. Turn the lever to the right to unlock theliftgate.

LeverCloth

After performing this emergency measure,have the vehicle inspected at anAuthorized Mazda Dealer as soon aspossible.

Closing the liftgate

To close, lower the liftgate slowly usingthe liftgate grip recess, and then push theliftgate closed using both hands.

Do not slam it. Pull up on the liftgate tomake sure it is secure.

Liftgate grip recess

qLuggage Compartment

WARNINGDo not place anything on top of thecover:

Placing luggage or other cargo ontop of the luggage compartmentcover is dangerous. During suddenbraking or a collision, the cargocould become a projectile that couldhit and injure someone. The vehiclehas a light weight luggagecompartment cover to keep thecontents of your luggage area out ofsight; it will not retain heavy objectsthat are not tied down in an accidentsuch as a rollover. Tie down all heavyobjects, whether luggage or cargo,using the tie down hooks.

Make sure luggage and cargo aresecured before driving:

Not securing cargo while driving isdangerous as it could move or becrushed during sudden braking or acollision and cause injury.

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CAUTIONØ Make sure the luggage

compartment cover is firmlysecured. If it is not firmly secured,it could unexpectedly disengageresulting in injury.

Ø Do not place heavy objects orapply excessive force to the top ofthe luggage compartment cover(Maximum weight:2 kg (4 lb)).Overloading could causedeformation or damage to theluggage compartment cover. Also,the liftgate could dropunexpectedly if it is opened withheavy objects on the luggagecompartment cover, resulting ininjury.

Luggage compartment cover strap

The luggage compartment can beaccessed by opening the liftgate when thestraps are attached to the sides of theliftgate.

Strap

Hook

Luggage compartment cover

This cover can be removed for moreroom.

1. Remove the straps from the hooks.

2. Lift the end of the luggagecompartment cover a little, pull itoutward, and remove it from the pins.

Pin

Pin

3. Lift the front end of the luggagecompartment cover and remove it.

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Power WindowsThe ignition must be switched ON for thepower windows to operate.

WARNINGMake sure the opening is clear beforeclosing a window:

Closing power windows aredangerous. A person's hands, head,or even neck could be caught by thewindow and result in serious injuryor even death.This warning applies especially tochildren.

Always lock all passenger powerwindows with the power window lockswitch on the driver's side whilechildren are in the vehicle, and neverallow children to play with powerwindow switches:

Leaving the power window switchesunlocked while children are in thevehicle is dangerous. Power windowswitches that are not locked with thepower window lock switch wouldallow children to operate powerwindows unintentionally which couldresult in serious injury if a child'shands, head or neck becomes caughtby the window.

CAUTIONTo prevent burning out the fuse anddamaging the power window system,do not open or close more than threewindows at once.

qOperating the Driver's SidePower Window

Normal opening/closing

To open the window to the desiredposition, lightly hold down the switch.To close the window to the desiredposition, lightly pull up the switch.

Driver's window

Master control switches

Auto-opening/closing

To fully open the window automatically,press the switch completely down, thenrelease. The window will fully openautomatically.To fully close the window automatically,pull the switch completely up, thenrelease. The window will fully closeautomatically.

To stop the window partway, pull or pressthe switch in the opposite direction andthen release it.

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Power window system initializationprocedure

If the battery was disconnected duringvehicle maintenance, or for other reasons(such as a switch continues to be operatedafter the window is fully open/closed), thewindow will not fully open and closeautomatically. Carry out the followingprocedure to resume operation:

1. Switch the ignition ON.

2. Press the switch and fully open thewindow.

3. Pull up the switch to fully close thewindow and continue holding theswitch for about 2 seconds after thewindow fully closes.

Two-step down function

With the window completely closed, pressthe switch lightly and the window willopen and stop about 3 cm (1 in) from thetop.If you continue to press and hold theswitch, the window will resume openingall the way.

NOTEl Pressing the power window switch once

when the window is fully closed will onlyopen it about 3 cm (1 in) to allowconvenient ventilation of the cabin.

l The range in which the window opens canbe changed.Refer to Personalization Features on page10-7.

l The two-step down function can becanceled.Refer to Personalization Features on page10-7.

Jam-safe window

If a person's hands, head or an objectblocks the window during the auto-closing operation, the window will stopand open halfway.

WARNINGMake sure nothing blocks the windowjust before it reaches the fully closedposition or while holding up the powerwindow switch:

Blocking the power window justbefore it reaches the fully closedposition or while holding up thepower window switch is dangerous.In this case, the jam-safe functioncannot prevent the window fromclosing all the way. If fingers arecaught, serious injuries could occur.

NOTEDepending on driving conditions, a closingpower window could stop and start openingwhen the window feels a shock that is similarto something blocking it.In the event the jam-safe function activates andthe power window cannot be closedautomatically, pull and hold the switch and thewindow will close.

Engine-off power window operation

The power window can be operated forabout 40 seconds after the ignition isswitched from ON to ACC or OFF withall doors closed. If any door is opened, thepower window will be inoperable.

NOTEl For engine-off operation of the power

window, the switch must be held up firmlythroughout window closure because theauto-closing function will be inoperable.

l The two-step down function is inoperableduring engine-off operation.

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qOperating the Passenger PowerWindows

The power window may be operatedwhen the power window lock switch onthe driver's door is in the unlockedposition.

The passenger window may be opened orclosed using the master control switcheson the driver's door.

Front passenger's window

Right rear window

Left rear window

Power window lock switch

Master control switches

To open the window to the desiredposition, hold down the switch.To close the window to the desiredposition, pull up the switch.

Close

Open

qPower Window Lock Switch

With the lock switch in the unlockedposition (button not depressed), all powerwindows on each door can be operated.

With the lock switch in the lockedposition (button depressed), only thedriver's side power window can beoperated.

Locked position

Unlocked position

WARNINGUnless a passenger needs to operate apower window, keep the power windowlock switch in the locked position:

Unintentional power windowoperation is dangerous. A person'shands, head, or neck could be caughtby the window and result in seriousinjury.

NOTEWhen the power window lock switch is in thelocked position, the light on each powerwindow switch, except for the driver's powerwindow switch, turns off. The light may bedifficult to see depending on the surroundingbrightness.

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Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap

WARNINGWhen removing the fuel-filler cap,loosen the cap slightly and wait for anyhissing to stop. Then remove it:

Fuel spray is dangerous. Fuel canburn skin and eyes and cause illnessif ingested. Fuel spray is releasedwhen there is pressure in the fueltank and the fuel-filler cap isremoved too quickly.

Before refueling, stop the engine, andalways keep sparks and flames awayfrom the filler neck:

Fuel vapor is dangerous. It could beignited by sparks or flames causingserious burns and injuries.Additionally, use of the incorrect fuel-filler cap or not using a fuel-filler capmay result in fuel leak, which couldresult in serious burns or death in anaccident.

CAUTIONAlways use only a genuine Mazdafuel-filler cap or an approvedequivalent, available at anAuthorized Mazda Dealer. The wrongcap can result in a seriousmalfunction of the fuel and emissioncontrol systems. It may also causethe check engine light in theinstrument cluster to illuminate.

qFuel-Filler Lid

To open, pull up the remote fuel-filler lidrelease.

Remote fuel-filler lid release

qFuel-Filler Cap

To remove the fuel-filler cap, turn itcounterclockwise.Attach the removed cap to the inner sideof the fuel lid.

To close the fuel-filler cap, turn itclockwise until a click is heard.

Open

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CAUTIONIf the check fuel cap warning lightilluminates, the fuel-filler cap maynot be properly installed. If thewarning light illuminates, park yourvehicle safely off the right-of-way,remove the fuel-filler cap andreinstall it correctly. After the cap hasbeen correctly installed, the fuel capwarning light may continue toilluminate until a number of drivingcycles have been completed. A drivecycle consists of starting the engine(after four or more hours with theengine off) and driving the vehicle oncity and highway roads.Continuing to drive with the checkfuel cap warning light illuminatedcould cause the check engine light toilluminate as well.

Hood

WARNINGAlways check that the hood is closedand securely locked:

A hood that is not closed andsecurely locked is dangerous as itcould fly open while the vehicle ismoving and block the driver's visionwhich could result in a seriousaccident.

qOpening the Hood

1. With the vehicle parked, pull therelease handle to unlock the hood.

2. Insert your hand into the hood opening,slide the hood latch lever, and lift thehood.

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3. Grasp the support rod in the paddedarea and secure it in the support rodhole indicated by the arrow to hold thehood open.

qClosing the Hood

WARNINGDo not leave items in the enginecompartment:

After you have finished checking ordoing servicing in the enginecompartment, do not forget andleave items such as tools or rags inthe engine compartment.Tools or other items left in the enginecompartment could cause enginedamage or a fire leading to anunexpected accident.

1. Check under the hood area to makecertain all filler caps are in place andall loose items (e.g. tools, oilcontainers, etc.) have been removed.

2. Lift the hood, grasp the padded area onthe support rod, and secure the supportrod in the clip. Verify that the supportrod is secured in the clip before closingthe hood.

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3. Lower the hood slowly until it rests inthe unlocked position, and then removeyour hands. Push the front center edgeof the hood downward until a latchingsound is heard, and the hood closescompletely.

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Immobilizer SystemThe immobilizer system allows the engineto start only with a key the systemrecognizes.

If someone attempts to start the enginewith an unrecognized key, the engine willnot start, thereby helping to prevent thetheft of your vehicle.If you have a problem with theimmobilizer system or the key, consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

CAUTIONØ Radio equipment like this is

governed by laws in the UnitedStates.Changes or modifications notexpressly approved by the partyresponsible for compliance couldvoid the user's authority tooperate the equipment.

Ø To avoid damage to the key, donot:Ø Drop the key.Ø Get the key wet.Ø Expose the key to any kind of

magnetic field.Ø Expose the key to high

temperatures on places such asthe dashboard or hood, underdirect sunlight.

CAUTIONWhen starting the engine do notallow the following, as the enginemay not start due to the electronicsignal from the ignition key not beingtransmitted correctly.Ø A key ring rests on the key grip.

Ø Metal parts of other keys or metalobjects touch the key grip.

Ø Spare keys or keys for othervehicles equipped with animmobilizer system touch or comenear the key grip.

Ø Devices for electronic purchases, orsecurity passage which touch orcome near the key.

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NOTEl (U.S.A.)

This device complies with Part 15 of theFCC Rules. Operation is subject to thefollowing two conditions: (1) this devicemay not cause harmful interference, and (2)this device must accept any interferencereceived, including interference that maycause undesired operation.

l (CANADA)This device complies with RSS-210 ofIndustry CANADA. Operation is subject tothe following two conditions: (1) this devicemay not cause interference, and (2) thisdevice must accept any interference,including interference that may causeundesired operation of the device.

l The keys carry a unique electronic code.For this reason, and to assure your safety,obtaining a replacement key requires somewaiting time. They are only availablethrough an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

l Always keep a spare key, in case one is lost.If a key is lost, contact an AuthorizedMazda Dealer as soon as possible.

l If you lose a key, an Authorized MazdaDealer will reset the electronic codes ofyour remaining keys and immobilizersystem. Bring all the remaining keys to anAuthorized Mazda Dealer to reset.Starting the vehicle with a key that has notbeen reset is not possible.

qOperation

Arming

The system is armed when the ignition isswitched from ON to ACC or OFF.The security indicator light in theinstrument cluster flashes every twoseconds until the system is disarmed.

Disarming

The system is disarmed when the ignitionis switched ON with the correct ignitionkey.The security indicator light illuminates forabout three seconds and goes out.

If the engine does not start with thecorrect ignition key, and the securityindicator light keeps illuminating orflashing, the system may have amalfunction. Consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer.

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NOTEl If the security indicator light illuminates

and stays on or flashes when the ignition isswitched ON, the engine will not start.

l Signals from a TVor radio station, or froma transceiver or a mobile telephone, couldinterfere with your immobilizer system. Ifyou are using the proper key and yourengine fails to start, check the securityindicator light. If it is flashing, remove theignition key and wait 2 seconds or more,then reinsert it and try starting the engineagain. If it does not start after 3 or moretries, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

l If the security indicator light flashescontinuously while you are driving, do notshut off the engine. Go to an AuthorizedMazda Dealer and have it checked. If youshut off the engine while the light isflashing you will not be able to restart it.

l Since the electronic codes are reset whenrepairing the immobilizer system, the keysare needed. Bring all the existing keys to anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

qModification and Add-OnEquipment

Mazda cannot guarantee the immobilizersystem's operation if the system has beenmodified or if any add-on equipment hasbeen installed.

CAUTIONTo avoid damage to your vehicle, donot modify the system or install anyadd-on equipment to the immobilizersystem or the vehicle.

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Steering Wheel

WARNINGNever adjust the steering wheel whilethe vehicle is moving:

Adjusting the steering wheel whilethe vehicle is moving is dangerous.Moving it can very easily cause thedriver to abruptly turn to the left orright. This can lead to loss of controlor an accident.

qTilt Steering Wheel

To change the angle of the steering wheel,stop the vehicle, pull the tilt wheel releaselever under the steering column up, adjustthe wheel, then push the release leverdown to lock the column.

Tilt wheel release lever

After adjusting, push the wheel up anddown to be certain it's locked beforedriving.

Mirrors

qOutside Mirrors

Check the mirror angles before driving.

Mirror type

Flat type (driver's side)Flat surface mirror.Convex type (front passenger side)The mirror has single curvature on itssurface.

WARNINGBe sure to look over your shoulderbefore changing lanes:

Changing lanes without taking intoaccount the actual distance of thevehicle in the convex mirror isdangerous. You could have a seriousaccident. What you see in the convexmirror is closer than it appears.

Power mirror

The ignition must be switched to ACC orON.

To adjust:

1. Press the left or right side of theselector switch to choose the left orright side mirror.

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2. Depress the mirror switch in theappropriate direction.

Selector switch

Mirror switch

Folding the mirror

Fold the outside mirror rearward until it isflush with the vehicle.

WARNINGAlways return the outside mirrors tothe driving position before you startdriving:

Driving with the outside mirrorsfolded in is dangerous. Your rear viewwill be restricted, and you could havean accident.

qRearview Mirror

Rearview mirror adjustment

Before driving, adjust the rearview mirrorto center on the scene through the rearwindow.

Reducing glare from headlights

Adjust the mirror with the day/night leverin the day position.

Push the lever forward for day driving.Pull it back to reduce glare fromheadlights.

Night

Day

Day/Night lever

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WARNINGDo not stack cargo or objects higherthan the seatbacks:

Cargo stacked higher than theseatbacks is dangerous. It can blockyour view in the rearview mirror,which might cause you to hit anothercar when changing lanes.

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4 Before Driving Your Mazda

Important information about driving your Mazda.

Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions ........................................ 4-2Fuel Requirements .................................................................... 4-2Emission Control System .......................................................... 4-3Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide) ......................................... 4-4

Before Starting the Engine ........................................................... 4-5Before Getting In ...................................................................... 4-5After Getting In ......................................................................... 4-5

Driving Tips ................................................................................... 4-6Break-In Period ......................................................................... 4-6Money-Saving Suggestions ...................................................... 4-6Hazardous Driving .................................................................... 4-7Floor Mat .................................................................................. 4-7Rocking the Vehicle .................................................................. 4-8Winter Driving .......................................................................... 4-8Driving In Flooded Area ......................................................... 4-10Overloading ............................................................................ 4-10Driving on Uneven Road ........................................................ 4-11

Towing ......................................................................................... 4-12Trailer Towing ......................................................................... 4-12

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Fuel RequirementsVehicles with catalytic converters or oxygen sensors must use ONLY UNLEADED FUEL,which will reduce exhaust emissions and keep spark plug fouling to a minimum.

Your Mazda will perform best with fuel listed in the table.

Fuel Octane Rating*(Anti-knock index)

Regular unleaded fuel 87 [ (R+M)/2 method] or above (91 RON or above)

* U.S. federal law requires that octane ratings be posted on gasoline station pumps.

Fuel with a rating lower than 87 octane (91 RON) could cause the emission control systemto lose effectiveness. It could also cause engine knocking and serious engine damage.

CAUTIONØ USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL.

Leaded fuel is harmful to the catalytic converter and oxygen sensors and will leadto deterioration of the emission control system and or failures.

Ø Your vehicle can only use oxygenated fuels containing no more than 10 % ethanolby volume. Damage to your vehicle may occur when ethanol exceeds thisrecommendation, or if the gasoline contains any methanol. Stop using gasohol ofany kind if your vehicle engine is performing poorly.

Ø Never add fuel system additives. Otherwise, the emission control system could bedamaged. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer for details.

Gasoline blended with oxygenates such as alcohol or ether compounds are generallyreferred to as oxygenated fuels. The common gasoline blend that can be used with yourvehicle is ethanol blended at no more than 10%. Gasoline containing alcohol, such asethanol or methanol, may be marketed under the name “Gasohol”.

Vehicle damage and drivability problems resulting from the use of the following may notbe covered by the Mazda warranty.l Gasohol containing more than 10% ethanol.l Gasoline or gasohol containing methanol.l Leaded fuel or leaded gasohol.

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Emission Control SystemYour vehicle is equipped with an emission control system (the catalytic converter is part ofthis system) that enables your vehicle to comply with existing exhaust emissionsrequirements.

WARNINGNever park over or near anything flammable:

Parking over or near anything flammable, such as dry grass, is dangerous. Even withthe engine turned off, the exhaust system remains very hot after normal use andcould ignite anything flammable. A resulting fire could cause serious injury or death.

CAUTIONIgnoring the following precautions could cause lead to accumulate on the catalystinside the converter or cause the converter to get very hot. Either condition willdamage the converter and cause poor performance.Ø USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL.Ø Do not drive your Mazda with any sign of engine malfunction.Ø Do not coast with the ignition switched off.Ø Do not descend steep grades in gear with the ignition switched off.Ø Do not operate the engine at high idle for more than 5 minutes.Ø Do not tamper with the emission control system. All inspections and adjustments

must be made by a qualified technician.Ø Do not push-start or pull-start your vehicle.

NOTEUnder U.S. federal law, any modification to the original-equipment emission control system beforethe first sale and registration of a vehicle is subject to penalties. In some states, such modificationmade on a used vehicle is also subject to penalties.

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Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide)

WARNINGDo not drive your vehicle if you smell exhaust gas inside the vehicle:

Engine exhaust gas is dangerous. This gas contains carbon monoxide (CO), which iscolorless, odorless, and poisonous. When inhaled, it can cause loss of consciousnessand death. If you smell exhaust gas inside your vehicle, keep all windows fully openand 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. Exhaustgas, which contains poisonous carbon monoxide, could easily enter the cabin. Lossof consciousness or even death could occur.

Open the windows or adjust the heating or cooling system to draw fresh air whenidling the engine:

Exhaust gas is dangerous. When your vehicle is stopped with the windows closedand the engine running for a long time even in an open area, exhaust gas, whichcontains poisonous carbon monoxide, could enter the cabin. Loss of consciousness oreven death could occur.

Clear snow from underneath and around your vehicle, particularly the tail pipe,before starting the engine:

Running the engine when a vehicle is stopped in deep snow is dangerous. Theexhaust pipe could be blocked by the snow, allowing exhaust gas to enter the cabin.Because exhaust gas contains poisonous carbon monoxide, it could cause loss ofconsciousness or even death to occupants in the cabin.

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Before Getting Inl Be sure the windows, outside mirrors,and outside lights are clean.

l Inspect inflation pressures andcondition of tires.

l Look under the vehicle for any sign offluid leaks.

l If you plan to back up, make surenothing is in your way.

NOTEEngine oil, engine coolant, brake/clutch fluid,washer fluid, and other fluid levels should beinspected. See Maintenance, Section 8.

After Getting Inl Are all doors closed and locked?l Is the seat adjusted properly?l Are the inside and outside mirrorsadjusted?

l Is the steering wheel adjusted properly?l Is everyone's seat belt fastened?l Check all gauges.l Check all warning lights when theignition is switched ON.

l Release the parking brake and makesure the brake warning light goes off.

Always be thoroughly familiar with yourMazda.

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Break-In PeriodNo special break-in is necessary, but a fewprecautions in the first 1,000 km (600miles) may add to the performance,economy, and life of your Mazda.l Do not race the engine.l Do not maintain one constant speed,either slow or fast, for a long period oftime.

l Do not drive constantly at full-throttleor high engine rpm for extendedperiods of time.

l Avoid unnecessary hard stops.l Avoid full-throttle starts.

Money-Saving SuggestionsHow you operate your Mazda determineshow far it will travel on a tank of fuel. Usethese suggestions to help save money onfuel and repairs.l Avoid long warm-ups. Once the engineruns smoothly, begin driving.

l Avoid fast starts.l Keep the engine tuned. Follow themaintenance schedule (page 8-3) andhave an Authorized Mazda Dealerperform inspections and servicing.

l Use the air conditioner only whennecessary.

l Slow down on rough roads.l Keep the tires properly inflated.l Do not carry unnecessary weight.l Do not rest your foot on the brakepedal while driving.

l Keep the wheels in correct alignment.l Keep windows closed at high speeds.l Slow down when driving in crosswindsand headwinds.

WARNINGNever stop the engine when goingdown a hill:

Stopping the engine when goingdown a hill is dangerous. This causesthe loss of power steering and powerbrake control, and may causedamage to the drivetrain. Any loss ofsteering or braking control couldcause an accident.

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Hazardous Driving

WARNINGBe extremely careful if it is necessary todownshift on slippery surfaces:

Downshifting into lower gear whiledriving on slippery surfaces isdangerous. The sudden change in tirespeed could cause the tires to skid.This could lead to loss of vehiclecontrol and an accident.

Do not rely on ABS as a substitute forsafe driving:

The ABS cannot compensate forunsafe and reckless driving, excessivespeed, tailgating (following anothervehicle too closely), driving on ice andsnow, and hydroplaning (reduced tirefriction and road contact because ofwater on the road surface). You canstill have an accident.

When driving on ice or in water, snow,mud, sand, or similar hazards:l Be cautious and allow extra distancefor braking.

l Avoid sudden braking and suddenmaneuvering.

l Do not pump the brakes. Continue topress down on the brake pedal.Refer to Anti-Lock Brake System(ABS) on page 5-8.

l If you get stuck, select a lower gear andaccelerate slowly. Do not spin the frontwheels.

l For more traction in starting onslippery surfaces such as ice or packedsnow, use sand, rock salt, chains,carpeting, or other nonslip materialunder the front wheels.

NOTEUse snow chains only on the front wheels.

Floor Mat

WARNINGMake sure the floor mats are hookedon the retention pins to prevent themfrom bunching up under the footpedals:

Using a floor mat that is not securedis dangerous as it will interfere withthe accelerator and brake pedaloperation, which could result in anaccident.

Do not install two floor mats, one ontop of the other, on the driver's side:

Installing two floor mats, one on topof the other, on the driver's side isdangerous as the retention pins canonly keep one floor mat from slidingforward.In using a heavy duty floor mat forwinter use always remove theoriginal floor mat.Loose floor mat(s) will interfere withthe foot pedal and could result in anaccident.

When setting a floor mat, position thefloor mat so that its eyelets are insertedover the pointed end of the retentionposts.

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WARNINGDo not spin the wheels at more than 56km/h (35 mph), and do not allowanyone to stand behind a wheel whenpushing the vehicle:

When the vehicle is stuck, spinningthe wheels at high speed isdangerous. The spinning tire couldoverheat and explode. This couldcause serious injuries.

CAUTIONToo much rocking may cause engineoverheating, transaxle failure, andtire damage.

If you must rock the vehicle to free it fromsnow, sand or mud, depress theaccelerator slightly and slowly move theshift lever from 1 (D) to R.

Winter Drivingl Carry emergency gear, including tirechains, window scraper, flares, a smallshovel, jumper cables, and a small bagof sand or salt.

Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer toperform the following precautions:l Have the proper ratio of antifreeze inthe radiator.Refer to Engine Coolant on page 8-13.

l Inspect the battery and its cables. Coldreduces battery capacity.

l Inspect the ignition system for damageand loose connections.

l Use washer fluid made withantifreeze―but do not use enginecoolant antifreeze for washer fluid(page 8-18).

l Do not use the parking brake infreezing weather as it may freeze.Instead, shift to P with an automatictransaxle and to 1 or R with a manualtransaxle. Block the rear wheels.

l Do not apply excessive force to awindow scraper when removing ice orfrozen snow on the mirror glass andwindshield.

l Never use warm or hot water forremoving snow or ice from windowsand mirrors as it could result in theglass cracking.

l Braking performance can be adverselyaffected if snow or ice adheres to thebrake equipment. If this situationoccurs, drive the vehicle slowly,releasing the accelerator pedal andlightly applying the brakes severaltimes until the brake performancereturns to normal.

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qSnow Tires

Use snow tires on all four wheels

Do not go faster than 120 km/h (75 mph)while driving with snow tires. Inflatesnow tires 30 kPa (0.3 kgf/cm2, 4.3 psi)more than recommended on the tirepressure label (driver's door frame), butnever more than the maximum cold-tirepressure shown on the tires.Your vehicle is originally equipped withall season radials designed to be used allyear around. In some extreme climatesyou may find it necessary to replace themwith snow tires during the winter monthsto further improve traction on snow andice covered roads.

WARNINGUse only the same size and type tires(snow, radial, or non-radial) on all fourwheels:

Using tires different in size or type isdangerous. Your vehicle's handlingcould be greatly affected and resultin an accident.

CAUTIONCheck local regulations before usingstudded tires.

NOTEIf your vehicle is equipped with the tirepressure monitoring system, the system maynot function correctly when using tires withsteel wire reinforcement in the sidewalls (page5-27).

qTire Chains

Check local regulations before using tirechains.

CAUTIONØ Chains may affect handling.Ø Do not go faster than 50 km/h (30

mph) or the chain manufacturer'srecommended limit, whichever islower.

Ø Drive carefully and avoid bumps,holes, and sharp turns.

Ø Avoid locked-wheel braking.Ø Do not use chains on a temporary

spare tire; it may result in damageto the vehicle and to the tire.

Ø Do not use chains on roads thatare free of snow or ice. The tiresand chains could be damaged.

Ø Chains may scratch or chipaluminum wheels.

NOTEIf your vehicle is equipped with the tirepressure monitoring system, the system maynot function correctly when using tire chains.

Install the chains on the front tires.Do not use chains on the rear tires.Please consult an Authorized MazdaDealer.

Installing the chains

1. If your vehicle is equipped with wheelcovers remove them, otherwise thechain bands will scratch them.

2. Secure the chains on the front tires astightly as possible. Always follow thechain manufacturer's instructions.

3. Retighten the chains after driving 1/2―1 km (1/4―1/2 mile).

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Driving In Flooded Area

WARNINGDry wet brakes by driving very slowlyand applying the brakes lightly untilbrake performance returns to normal:

Driving with wet brakes isdangerous. Increased stoppingdistance or the vehicle pulling to oneside when braking could result in aserious accident. Light braking willindicate whether the brakes havebeen affected.

CAUTIONDo not drive the vehicle on floodedroads as it could cause shortcircuiting of electrical/electronicparts, or engine damage or stallingfrom water absorption. If the vehiclehas been immersed in water, consultan Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Overloading

WARNINGBe careful not to overload your vehicle:

The gross axle weight rating (GAWR)and the gross vehicle weight rating(GVWR) of your vehicle are on theMotor Vehicle Safety Standard Labelon the driver's door frame. Exceedingthese ratings can cause an accidentor vehicle damage. You can estimatethe weight of your load by weighingthe items (or people) before puttingthem in the vehicle.

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Driving on Uneven RoadYour vehicle's suspension and underbody can be damaged if driven on rough/uneven roadsor over speed bumps at excessive speeds. Use care and reduce speed when traveling onrough/uneven roads or over speed bumps.

Use care not to damage the vehicle's underbody, bumpers or muffler(s) when driving underthe following conditions:l Ascending or descending a slope with a sharp transition anglel Ascending or descending a driveway or trailer ramp with a sharp transition angle

Your vehicle is equipped with low profile tires allowing class-leading performance andhandling. As a result, the sidewall of the tires are very thin and the tires and wheels can bedamaged if driven through potholes or on rough/uneven roads at excessive speeds. Usecare and reduce speed when traveling on rough/uneven roads or through potholes.

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Trailer TowingThe Mazda2 is not designed for towing.Never tow a trailer with your Mazda2.

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5 Driving Your Mazda

Explanation of instruments and controls.

Starting and Driving ..................................................................... 5-2Ignition Switch .......................................................................... 5-2Starting the Engine .................................................................... 5-3Turning the Engine Off ............................................................. 5-4Brake System ............................................................................ 5-5Manual Transaxle Operation ................................................... 5-10Automatic Transaxle Controls ................................................ 5-12Power Steering ........................................................................ 5-15Cruise Controlí ...................................................................... 5-16Traction Control System (TCS) .............................................. 5-20Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) ........................................... 5-21Tire Pressure Monitoring Systemí ......................................... 5-23

Instrument Cluster and Indicators ............................................ 5-29Meters and Gauges .................................................................. 5-29

Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds ............................ 5-36Warning/Indicator Lights ........................................................ 5-36Beep Sounds ........................................................................... 5-48

Switches and Controls ................................................................ 5-50Lighting Control ..................................................................... 5-50Turn and Lane-Change Signals ............................................... 5-53Fog Lightsí ............................................................................ 5-53Windshield Wipers and Washer .............................................. 5-54Rear Window Wiper and Washer ............................................ 5-57Rear Window Defroster ........................................................... 5-58Horn ........................................................................................ 5-59Hazard Warning Flasher .......................................................... 5-59

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qIgnition Switch Positions

OFF/LOCK

The engraved mark on the actual vehiclemay read OFF or LOCK depending on thetype of ignition system.

OFF/LOCK

The power supply to electrical devices isturned off. Only in this position can thekey be removed.

WARNINGRemove the key only when the vehicleis parked (with steering lockmechanism):

Removing the key from the ignitionswitch while the vehicle is moving isdangerous. Removing the key allowsthe steering wheel to lock. You willlose steering control and a seriousaccident could occur.

Before leaving the driver's seat, alwaysswitch the ignition to OFF/LOCK, set theparking brake and make sure the shiftlever is in P (automatic transaxle) or in1st gear or R (manual transaxle):

It is important to switch the ignitionto OFF/LOCK even if you are notremoving the key from the ignition orleaving the vehicle. Leaving the keyin other positions will disable some ofthe vehicle security systems and runthe battery down.Leaving the driver's seat withoutswitching the ignition to OFF/LOCK,setting the parking brake andshifting the shift lever to P(automatic transaxle) or to 1st gearor R (manual transaxle) is dangerous.Unexpected vehicle movement couldoccur. This could cause an accident.

NOTEIf turning the key is difficult, move the steeringwheel left and right.Leaving the key in any position but the OFF/LOCK position also disables some of thesecurity features and may run the batterydown.

ACC (Accessory)

In this position, some electricalaccessories will operate.

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ON

This is the normal running position afterthe engine is started. Some indicatorlights/warning lights should be inspectedbefore the engine is started (page 5-36).

NOTEWhen the ignition is switched ON, the sound ofthe fuel pump motor operating near the fueltank can be heard. This does not indicate anabnormality.

START

The engine is started in this position. Itwill crank until you release the key. Itthen returns to the ON position.

qIgnition Key Reminder

If the ignition is switched off or theignition is switched to ACC with the keyinserted, a continuous beep sound will beheard when the driver's door is opened.

Starting the EngineNOTEEngine-starting is controlled by the sparkignition system.This system meets all Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Standard requirementsregulating the impulse electrical field strengthof radio noise.

1. Occupants should fasten their seatbelts.

2. Make sure the parking brake is on.

3. Depress the brake pedal.

4. (Manual transaxle)Depress the clutch pedal all the wayand shift into neutral.Keep the clutch pedal depressed whilecranking the engine.(Automatic transaxle)Put the vehicle in park (P). If you mustrestart the engine while the vehicle ismoving, shift into neutral (N).

NOTE(Manual transaxle)The starter will not operate unless the clutch isdepressed sufficiently.(Automatic transaxle)The starter will not operate if the shift lever isnot in P or N.

5. Switch the ignition to START and hold(up to 10 seconds at a time) until theengine starts.

CAUTIONDo not try the starter for more than10 seconds at a time. If the enginestalls or fails to start, wait 10 secondsbefore trying again. Otherwise, youmay damage the starter and drainthe battery.

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6. After starting the engine, let it idle forabout 10 seconds.

NOTEl In extremely cold weather or after the

vehicle has not been driven in several days,let the engine warm up without operatingthe accelerator.

l Whether the engine is cold or warm, itshould be started without use of theaccelerator.

l If the engine does not start the first time,refer to Starting a Flooded Engine underEmergency Starting. If the engine still doesnot start, have your vehicle inspected by anAuthorized Mazda Dealer (page 7-17).

Turning the Engine Off1. Stop the vehicle completely.

2. (Manual transaxle)Shift into neutral.(Automatic transaxle)Shift the shift lever to the P position.

3. Switch the ignition from ON to OFF/LOCK.

WARNINGDo not stop the engine while thevehicle is moving:

Stopping the engine while the vehicleis moving for any reason other thanin an emergency is dangerous.Stopping the engine while the vehicleis moving will result in reducedmaneuverability and braking abilitydue to the loss of power steering andpower braking, which could cause anaccident and serious injury.

CAUTIONWhen leaving the vehicle, make surethe ignition is switched off.

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qFoot Brake

Your Mazda has power-assisted brakesthat adjust automatically through normaluse.

Should power-assist fail, you can stop byapplying greater force than normal to thebrake pedal. But the distance required tostop will be greater than usual.

WARNINGDo not coast with the engine stalled orturned off, find a safe place to stop:

Coasting with the engine stalled orturned off is dangerous. Braking willrequire more effort, and the brake'spower-assist could be depleted if youpump the brake. This will causelonger stopping distances or even anaccident.

Shift to a lower gear when going downsteep hills:

Driving with your foot continuouslyon the brake pedal or steadilyapplying the brakes for longdistances is dangerous. This causesoverheated brakes, resulting inlonger stopping distances or eventotal brake failure. This could causeloss of vehicle control and a seriousaccident. Avoid continuousapplication of the brakes.

Dry off brakes that have become wetby driving slowly, releasing theaccelerator pedal and lightly applyingthe brakes several times until the brakeperformance returns to normal:

Driving with wet brakes isdangerous. Increased stoppingdistance or the vehicle pulling to oneside when braking could result in aserious accident. Light braking willindicate whether the brakes havebeen affected.

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CAUTIONØ Do not drive with your foot held

on the clutch pedal or brake pedal,or hold the clutch pedal depressedhalfway unnecessarily. Doing socould result in the following:Ø The clutch and brake parts will

wear out more quickly.Ø The brakes can overheat and

adversely affect brakeperformance.

Ø Always depress the brake pedalwith the right foot. Applying thebrakes with the unaccustomed leftfoot could slow your reaction timeto an emergency situationresulting in insufficient brakingoperation.

Ø Wear shoes appropriate for drivingin order to avoid your shoecontacting the brake pedal whendepressing the accelerator pedal.

qParking Brake

WARNINGBefore leaving the driver's seat, alwaysswitch the ignition to OFF/LOCK, set theparking brake and make sure the shiftlever is in P (automatic transaxle) or in1st gear or R (manual transaxle):

It is important to switch the ignitionto OFF/LOCK even if you are notremoving the key from the ignition orleaving the vehicle. Leaving the keyin other positions will disable some ofthe vehicle security systems and runthe battery down.Leaving the driver's seat withoutswitching the ignition to OFF/LOCK,setting the parking brake andshifting the shift lever to P(automatic transaxle) or to 1st gearor R (manual transaxle) is dangerous.Unexpected vehicle movement couldoccur. This could cause an accident.

CAUTIONDriving with the parking brake onwill cause excessive wear of the brakelinings or pads.

NOTEFor parking in snow, refer to Winter Driving(page 4-8) regarding parking brake use.

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Setting the parking brake

Depress the brake pedal and then firmlypull the parking brake lever fully upwardswith sufficient force to hold the vehicle ina stationary position.

Releasing the parking brake

Depress the brake pedal and pull theparking brake lever upwards, then pressthe release button. While holding thebutton, lower the parking brake lever allthe way down to the released position.

qBrake System Warning Light

This warning has the following functions:

Parking brake warning

The light illuminates when the parkingbrake is applied with the ignition switchedto START or ON. It turns off when theparking brake is fully released.

Low brake fluid level warning

If the light stays on after the parking brakeis fully released, you may have a brakeproblem.

Brake system warningí

Illuminates when there is a malfunction inthe brake switch.

Drive to the side of the road and park offthe right-of-way.

You may notice that the pedal is harder todepress or that it may go closer to thefloor. In either case, it will take longer tostop the vehicle.

1. With the engine stopped, open thehood and check the brake fluid levelimmediately, and then add fluid ifrequired (page 8-15).

2. After adding fluid, check the lightagain.

If the warning light remains on, or if thebrakes do not operate properly, do notdrive the vehicle. Have it towed to anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

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Even if the light turns off, have yourbrake system inspected as soon aspossible by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTEHaving to add brake fluid is sometimes anindicator of leakage. Consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer as soon as possible even if thebrake light is no longer illuminated.

WARNINGDo not drive with the brake systemwarning light illuminated. Contact anAuthorized Mazda Dealer to have thebrakes inspected as soon as possible:

Driving with the brake systemwarning light illuminated isdangerous. It indicates that yourbrakes may not work at all or thatthey could completely fail at anytime. If this light remainsilluminated, after checking that theparking brake is fully released, havethe brakes inspected immediately.

qAnti-Lock Brake System (ABS)

The ABS control unit continuouslymonitors the speed of each wheel. If onewheel is about to lock up, the ABSresponds by automatically releasing andreapplying that wheel's brake.

The driver will feel a slight vibration inthe brake pedal and may hear a chatteringnoise from the brake system. This isnormal ABS system operation. Continueto depress the brake pedal withoutpumping the brakes.

WARNINGDo not rely on ABS as a substitute forsafe driving:

The ABS cannot compensate forunsafe and reckless driving, excessivespeed, tailgating (following anothervehicle too closely), driving on ice andsnow, and hydroplaning (reduced tirefriction and road contact because ofwater on the road surface). You canstill have an accident.

NOTEl Braking distances may be longer on loose

surfaces (snow or gravel, for example)which usually have a hard foundation. Avehicle with a normal braking system mayrequire less distance to stop under theseconditions because the tires will build up awedge of surface layer when the wheelsskid.

l The sound of the ABS operating may beheard when starting the engine orimmediately after starting the vehicle,however, it does not indicate a malfunction.

qABS Warning Light

The warning light stays on for a fewseconds when the ignition is switchedON.

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If the ABS warning light stays on whileyou're driving, the ABS control unit hasdetected a system malfunction. If thisoccurs, your brakes will function normallyas if the vehicle had no ABS.Should this happen, consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer as soon as possible.

NOTEl When the engine is jump-started to charge

the battery, uneven rpm occurs and the ABSwarning light may illuminate. If this occurs,it is the result of the weak battery and doesnot indicate an ABS malfunction.Recharge the battery.

l The brake assist system does not operatewhile the ABS warning light is illuminated.

qElectronic Brake ForceDistribution System Warning

If the electronic brake force distributioncontrol unit determines that somecomponents are operating incorrectly, thecontrol unit may illuminate the brakesystem warning light and the ABSwarning light on simultaneously. Theproblem is likely to be the electronicbrake force distribution system.

WARNINGDo not drive with both the ABS warninglight and brake warning lightilluminated. Have the vehicle towed toan Authorized Mazda Dealer to havethe brakes inspected as soon aspossible:

Driving when the brake systemwarning light and ABS warning lightare illuminated simultaneously isdangerous.When both lights are illuminated, therear wheels could lock more quicklyin an emergency stop than undernormal circumstances.

qBrake Assist

During emergency braking situationswhen it is necessary to depress the brakepedal with greater force, the brake assistsystem provides braking assistance, thusenhancing braking performance.

When the brake pedal is depressed hard ordepressed more quickly, the brakes applymore firmly.

NOTEl When the brake pedal is depressed hard or

depressed more quickly, the pedal will feelsofter but the brakes will apply more firmly.This is a normal effect of the brake assistoperation and does not indicate amalfunction.

l When the brake pedal is depressed hard ordepressed more quickly, a motor/pumpoperation noise may be heard. This is anormal effect of the brake assist and doesnot indicate a malfunction.

l The brake assist equipment does notsupersede the functionality of the vehicle'smain braking system.

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qBrake Pad Wear Indicator

When the disc brake pads become worn,the built-in wear indicators contact thedisc plates. This causes a loud screechingnoise to warn that the pads should bereplaced.

When you hear this noise, consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer as soon aspossible.

WARNINGDo not drive with worn disc pads:

Driving with worn disc pads isdangerous. The brakes could fail andcause a serious accident. As soon asyou hear a screeching noise consultan Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Manual Transaxle Operation

qManual Transaxle Shift Pattern

Neutral position

The shift pattern of the transaxle isconventional, as shown.

Depress the clutch pedal all the way downwhile shifting; then release it slowly.

A safety feature prevents accidentalshifting from 5 to R (reverse). The shiftlever must be put in neutral before beingshifted to R.

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WARNINGDo not use sudden engine braking onslippery road surfaces or at highspeeds:

Shifting down while driving on wet,snowy, or frozen roads, or whiledriving at high speeds causes suddenengine braking, which is dangerous.The sudden change in tire speedcould cause the tires to skid. Thiscould lead to loss of vehicle controland an accident.

Be sure to leave the shift lever in 1 or Rposition and set the parking brakewhen leaving the vehicle unattended:

Otherwise the vehicle could moveand cause an accident.

CAUTIONØ Keep your foot off the clutch pedal

except when shifting gears. Also,do not use the clutch to hold thevehicle on an upgrade. Riding theclutch will cause needless clutchwear and damage.

Ø Do not apply any excessive lateralforce to the gear lever whenchanging from 5th to 4th gear.This could lead to the accidentalselection of 2nd gear, which canresult in damage to the transaxle.

Ø Make sure the vehicle comes to acomplete stop before shifting to R.Shifting to R while the vehicle isstill moving may damage thetransaxle.

NOTEIf shifting to R is difficult, shift back intoneutral, release the clutch pedal, and tryagain.

qRecommendations for Shifting

Upshifting

For normal acceleration, we recommendthese shift points.

Gear Vehicle speed

1 to 2 21 km/h (13 mph)

2 to 3 39 km/h (24 mph)

3 to 4 55 km/h (34 mph)

4 to 5 78 km/h (49 mph)

For cruising

Gear Vehicle speed

1 to 2 18 km/h (11 mph)

2 to 3 29 km/h (18 mph)

3 to 4 47 km/h (29 mph)

4 to 5 68 km/h (42 mph)

Downshifting

When you must slow down in heavytraffic or on a steep upgrade, downshiftbefore the engine starts to overwork. Thisreduces the chance of stalling and givesbetter acceleration when you need morespeed.On a steep downgrade, downshiftinghelps maintain safe speed and prolongsbrake life.

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Automatic Transaxle Controls

Indicates the shift lever can be shifted freely into any position.

Indicates that you must hold in the lock-release button to shift.

Indicates that you must depress the brake pedal and hold in the lock-release button to shift (The ignition must be switched ACC or ON).

Various Lockouts:

Lock-release button

qTransaxle Ranges

The shift lever must be in P or N tooperate the starter.

P (Park)

P locks the transaxle and prevents thefront wheels from rotating.

WARNINGAlways set the shift lever to P and setthe parking brake:

Only setting the shift lever to the Pposition without using the parkingbrake to hold the vehicle isdangerous. If P fails to hold, thevehicle could move and cause anaccident.

CAUTIONØ Shifting into P, N or R while the

vehicle is moving can damageyour transaxle.

Ø Shifting into a driving gear orreverse when the engine is runningfaster than idle can damage thetransaxle.

R (Reverse)

In position R, the vehicle moves onlybackward. You must be at a complete stopbefore shifting to or from R, except underrare circumstances as explained inRocking the Vehicle (page 4-8).

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N (Neutral)

In N, the wheels and transaxle are notlocked. The vehicle will roll freely evenon the slightest incline unless the parkingbrake or brakes are on.

WARNINGIf the engine is running faster than idle,do not shift from N or P into a drivinggear:

It's dangerous to shift from N or Pinto a driving gear when the engineis running faster than idle. If this isdone, the vehicle could movesuddenly, causing an accident orserious injury.

Do not shift into N when driving thevehicle:

Shifting into N while driving isdangerous. Engine braking cannot beapplied when decelerating whichcould lead to an accident or seriousinjury.

CAUTIONDo not shift into N when driving thevehicle. Doing so can cause transaxledamage.

NOTEApply the parking brake or depress the brakepedal before moving the shift lever from N toprevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly.

D (Drive)

D is the normal driving position. From astop, the transaxle will automatically shiftthrough a 4-gear sequence.

2 (Second)

The 2 position is helpful when driving inheavy, slow-moving traffic and climbinghills, for engine braking assist when goingdown hills, or for starting on slicksurfaces and other situations where gentleacceleration may be necessary.Do not exceed 98 km/h (60 mph) in the 2position.

1 (Low)

Use the 1 position for maximum power inhard-pulling situations, or for climbingand descending very steep grades.Do not exceed 43 km/h (26 mph) in the 1position.

WARNINGDo not use sudden engine braking onslippery road surfaces or at highspeeds:

Shifting down while driving on wet,snowy, or frozen roads, or whiledriving at high speeds causes suddenengine braking, which is dangerous.The sudden change in tire speedcould cause the tires to skid. Thiscould lead to loss of vehicle controland an accident.

qShift-Lock System

The shift-lock system prevents shiftingout of P unless the brake pedal isdepressed.

To shift from P:

1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.

2. Start the engine.

3. Press and hold the lock-release button.

4. Move the shift lever.

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NOTEl When the ignition is switched off, the shift

lever cannot be shifted from P.l To be sure the vehicle is in park, the

ignition key cannot be removed unless theshift lever is in P.

qOverdrive

Overdrive operation

In D, the transaxle automatically shifts tooverdrive, which improves fuel economyand reduces noise.

To allow engine braking when goingdown a steep grade, make sure theoverdrive button is in the off position.

Overdrive button

And for a smoother ride with less shifting,don't use it when:l Going up a steep grade.l Driving in stop-and-go traffic.l Pulling heavy loads.

To turn off the overdrive, push thebutton.

The transaxle will then shift through a 3-gear sequence in D.Shift patterns without overdrive:D = 1st, 2nd, 3rd2 = 2nd1 = 1st

To turn it on, push the button again.

Shift patterns with overdrive:D = 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th2 = 2nd1 = 1st

O/D OFF indicator light

This light illuminates when the overdrivehas been turned off.

CAUTIONIf the overdrive-off indicator lightflashes, the transaxle has anelectrical problem. Continuing todrive your Mazda in this conditioncould cause damage to yourtransaxle. Consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer as soon as possible.

qDriving Tips

WARNINGDo not allow the vehicle to move inreverse on an up-slope while theselector lever is in a forward gearposition, or move forward on a down-slope while the selector lever is in thereverse position.

Otherwise, the engine will stop,causing the loss of the power brakeand power steering functions, andmake it difficult to control the vehiclewhich could result in an accident.

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Passing

For extra power when passing anothervehicle or climbing steep grades, depressthe accelerator fully. The transaxle willshift to a lower gear, depending on vehiclespeed.

Climbing steep grades from a stop

To climb a steep grade from a stoppedposition:

1. Depress the brake pedal.

2. Shift to D or 1, depending on the loadweight and grade steepness.

3. Release the brake pedal whilegradually accelerating.

Descending steep grades

When descending a steep grade, shift to 2or 1, depending on load weight and gradesteepness. Descend slowly, using thebrakes only occasionally to prevent themfrom overheating.

Power SteeringPower steering is only operable when theengine is running. If the engine is off or ifthe power steering system is inoperable,you can still steer, but it requires morephysical effort.

If the steering feels stiffer than usualduring normal driving, consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

qPower Steering MalfunctionIndicator Light

This indicator light illuminates or flasheswhen the ignition is switched ON, andturns off when the engine is started.

If the light remains illuminated or flashingafter the engine is started, or illuminateswhile driving, turn off the engine afterparking in a safe place, and then start theengine again.If the light does not illuminate afterrestarting the engine, this indicates thatthe power steering is restored and normalsteering is possible.If the light remains illuminated, the powersteering is still inoperable. Consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

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NOTEl The power steering system is inoperable

when the power steering malfunctionindicator light illuminates or flashes.Steering is possible, but requires morephysical effort.

l Repeatedly jerking the steering wheel leftand right while the vehicle is stopped ormoving at slow speeds will cause the powersteering system to go into protective modewhich will make the steering feel heavy, butthis does not indicate a malfunction. If thisoccurs, park the vehicle safely and wait afew minutes for the system to return tonormal.

Cruise Controlí

With cruise control, you can set andautomatically maintain any speed of morethan about 30 km/h (19 mph).

WARNINGDo not use the cruise control under thefollowing conditions:

Using the cruise control under thefollowing conditions is dangerousand could result in loss of vehiclecontrol.Ø Hilly terrainØ Steep inclinesØ Heavy or unsteady trafficØ Slippery or winding roadsØ Similar restrictions that require

inconsistent speed

qCruise Main Indicator Light(Amber)/Cruise Set IndicatorLight (Green)

The indicator light has two colors.

Cruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)

The indicator light illuminates amberwhen the ON switch is pressed and thecruise control system is activated.

Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green)

The indicator light illuminates green whena cruising speed has been set.

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qActivation/Deactivation

To activate the system, press the ONswitch.

To deactivate the system, press the OFFswitch.

WARNINGAlways turn off the cruise controlsystem when it is not in use:

Leaving the cruise control system inan activation-ready state while thecruise control is not in use isdangerous as the cruise control couldunexpectedly activate if theactivation button is accidentallypressed, and result in loss of vehiclecontrol and an accident.

qTo Set Speed

1. Activate the cruise control system bypressing the ON switch.

2. Accelerate to the desired speed, whichmust be more than 30 km/h (19 mph).

3. Set the cruise control by pressing thecruise control SET /SET - switch upor down at the desired speed. Thecruise control is set at the moment thecruise control SET /SET - switch ispressed up or down. Release theaccelerator pedal simultaneously.

NOTEl Release the cruise control switch at the

desired speed, otherwise the speed willcontinue increasing while the switch ispressed up, and continue decreasing whileit is pressed down (except when theaccelerator pedal is depressed).

l On a steep grade, the vehicle maymomentarily slow down while ascending,or speed up while descending.

l Cruise control will turn off if the vehiclespeed decreases below 25 km/h (16 mph)when cruise is activated, such as whenclimbing a steep grade.

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qTo Increase Cruising Speed

Follow either of these procedures.

To increase speed using cruise controlswitch

Press up the cruise control SET switchand hold it. Your vehicle will accelerate.Release the switch at the speed you want.

Your vehicle has a tap-up feature thatallows you to increase your current speedin increments of 1.6 km/h (1 mph) by amomentary tap of the cruise control SET

switch. Multiple taps will increaseyour vehicle speed 1.6 km/h (1 mph) foreach tap.

To increase speed using acceleratorpedal

Depress the accelerator pedal to accelerateto the desired speed.Press down or press up on the cruisecontrol SET /SET - switch and releaseit immediately.

NOTEAccelerate if you want to speed up temporarilywhen the cruise control is on. Greater speedwill not interfere with or change the set speed.Take your foot off the accelerator to return tothe set speed.

qTo Decrease Cruising Speed

Press down the cruise control SET -switch and hold it. The vehicle willgradually slow.Release the switch at the speed you want.

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Your vehicle has a tap-down feature thatallows you to decrease your current speedin decrements of 1.6 km/h (1 mph) by amomentary tap of the cruise control SET -switch. Multiple taps will decrease yourvehicle speed 1.6 km/h (1 mph) for eachtap.

qTo Resume Cruising Speed atMore Than 30 km/h (19 mph)

If some other method besides the OFFswitch was used to cancel cruising speed(such as applying the brake pedal) and thesystem is still activated, the most recentset speed will automatically resume whenthe RESUME switch is pressed.If vehicle speed is below 30 km/h (19mph), increase the vehicle speed up to 30km/h (19 mph) or more and press theRESUME switch.

qTo Cancel

To cancel the system, use one of thesemethods:l Press the OFF switch.l Slightly depress the brake pedal.l Depress the clutch pedal (Manualtransaxle only).

l Press the CANCEL switch.

The system turns off when the ignition isswitched off.

NOTECruise control will cancel at about 15 km/h (9mph) below the preset speed (such as mayhappen when climbing a long, steep grade).

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Traction Control System(TCS)

The Traction Control System (TCS)enhances traction and safety bycontrolling engine torque and braking.When the TCS detects driving wheelslippage, it lowers engine torque andoperates the brakes to prevent loss oftraction.

This means that on a slick surface, theengine adjusts automatically to provideoptimum power to the drive wheels,limiting wheel spin and loss of traction.

WARNINGDo not rely on the traction controlsystem as a substitute for safe driving:

The traction control system (TCS)cannot compensate for unsafe andreckless driving, excessive speed,tailgating (following another vehicletoo closely), and hydroplaning(reduced tire friction and roadcontact because of water on the roadsurface). You can still have anaccident.

Use snow tires or tire chains and driveat reduced speeds when roads arecovered with ice and/or snow:

Driving without proper tractiondevices on snow and/or ice-coveredroads is dangerous. The tractioncontrol system (TCS) alone cannotprovide adequate traction and youcould still have an accident.

NOTETo turn off the TCS, press the DSC OFF switch(page 5-22).

qTCS/DSC Indicator Light

This indicator light stays on for a fewseconds when the ignition is switchedON. If the TCS or DSC is operating, theindicator light flashes.

If the light stays on, the TCS or DSC mayhave a malfunction and they may notoperate correctly. Take your vehicle to anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTEl In addition to the indicator light flashing, a

slight lugging sound will come from theengine. This indicates that the TCS isoperating properly.

l On slippery surfaces, such as fresh snow, itwill be impossible to achieve high rpmwhen the TCS is on.

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Dynamic Stability Control(DSC)

The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)automatically controls braking and enginetorque in conjunction with systems suchas ABS and TCS to help control side slipwhen driving on slippery surfaces, orduring sudden or evasive maneuvering,enhancing vehicle safety.

Refer to ABS (page 5-8) and TCS (page5-20).

DSC operation is possible at speedsgreater than 20 km/h (12 mph).

WARNINGDo not rely on the dynamic stabilitycontrol as a substitute for safe driving:

The dynamic stability control (DSC)cannot compensate for unsafe andreckless driving, excessive speed,tailgating (following another vehicletoo closely), and hydroplaning(reduced tire friction and roadcontact because of water on the roadsurface). You can still have anaccident.

CAUTIONØ The DSC may not operate correctly

unless the following are observed:Ø Use tires of the correct size

specified for your Mazda on allfour wheels.

Ø Use tires of the samemanufacturer, brand and treadpattern on all four wheels.

Ø Do not mix worn tires.Ø The DSC may not operate correctly

when tire chains are used or atemporary spare tire is installedbecause the tire diameter changes.

NOTEAfter switching the ignition ON, a clickingsound may be heard behind the dashboard.This sound is the result of the DSC system self-check operation and does not indicate anabnormality.

qTCS/DSC Indicator Light

This indicator light stays on for a fewseconds when the ignition is switchedON. If the TCS or DSC is operating, theindicator light flashes.

If the light stays on, the TCS or DSC mayhave a malfunction and they may notoperate correctly. Take your vehicle to anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

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qDSC OFF Indicator Light

This indicator light stays on for a fewseconds when the ignition is switchedON.It also illuminates when the DSC OFFswitch is pressed and TCS/DSC isswitched off (page 5-22).

If the light stays on when the TCS/DSC isnot switched off, take your vehicle to anAuthorized Mazda Dealer. The dynamicstability control may have a malfunction.

qDSC OFF Switch

Press the DSC OFF switch to turn off theTCS/DSC. The DSC OFF indicator lightilluminates.

Press the switch again to turn the TCS/DSC back on. The DSC OFF indicatorlight turns off.

NOTEl When DSC is on and you attempt to free the

vehicle when it is stuck, or drive it out offreshly fallen snow, the TCS (part of theDSC system) will activate. Depressing theaccelerator will not increase engine powerand freeing the vehicle may be difficult.When this happens, turn off the TCS/DSC.

l If the TCS/DSC is off when the engine isturned off, it automatically activates whenthe ignition is switched ON.

l Leaving the TCS/DSC on will provide thebest stability.

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The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) monitors the pressure for each tire.If tire pressure is too low in one or more tires, the system will inform the driver via thewarning light in the instrument panel and by the warning beep sound.

The tire pressure sensors installed on each wheel send tire pressure data by radio signal tothe receiver unit in the vehicle.

Tire pressure sensors

NOTEWhen the ambient temperature is low due to seasonal changes, tire temperatures are also lower.When the tire temperature decreases, the air pressure decreases as well. The TPMS warning lightmay illuminate more frequently. Visually inspect the tires daily before driving, and check tirepressures monthly with a tire pressure gauge. When checking tire pressures, use of a digital tirepressure gauge is recommended.

TPMS does not alleviate your need to check the pressure and condition of all four tiresregularly.

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CAUTIONØ Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold

and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufactureron the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of adifferent size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflationpressure label, you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for thosetires.)As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressuremonitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when oneor more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tirepressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon aspossible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflationalso reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle'shandling and stopping ability.Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and itis the driver's responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tirepressure telltale.

Ø Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator toindicate when the system is not operating properly.The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale.When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximatelyone minute and then remain continuously illuminated. This sequence willcontinue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able todetect or signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for avariety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires orwheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. Alwayscheck the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels onyour vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allowthe TPMS to continue to function properly.

Ø To avoid false readings, the system samples for a little while before indicating aproblem. As a result it will not instantaneously register a rapid tire deflation orblow out.

NOTEThis device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following twoconditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept anyinterference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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qTire Pressure Monitoring SystemWarning Light

This warning light illuminates for a fewseconds when the ignition is switchedON.

Thereafter, the warning light illuminatesand a beep is heard when tire pressure istoo low in one or more tires, and flasheswhen there is a system malfunction.

WARNINGIf the tire pressure monitoring systemwarning light illuminates or flashes, orthe tire pressure warning beep sound isheard, decrease vehicle speedimmediately and avoid suddenmaneuvering and braking:

If the tire pressure monitoring systemwarning light illuminates or flashes,or the tire pressure warning beepsound is heard, it is dangerous todrive the vehicle at high speeds, orperform sudden maneuvering orbraking. Vehicle drivability couldworsen and result in an accident.To determine if you have a slow leakor a flat, pull over to a safe positionwhere you can check the visualcondition of the tire and determine ifyou have enough air to proceed to aplace where air may be added andthe system monitored again by anAuthorized Mazda Dealer or a tirerepair station.

Do not ignore the TPMS Warning Light:Ignoring the TPMS warning light isdangerous, even if you know why it isilluminated. Have the problem takencare of as soon as possible before itdevelops into a more serioussituation that could lead to tirefailure and a dangerous accident.

Warning light illuminates/Warningbeep sounds

When the warning light illuminates, andthe warning beep sound is heard (about 3seconds), tire pressure is too low in one ormore tires.

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Adjust the tire pressure to the correct tirepressure. Refer to the specification charts(page 10-6).

CAUTIONWhen replacing/repairing the tires orwheels or both, have the work doneby an Authorized Mazda Dealer, orthe tire pressure sensors may bedamaged.

NOTEl Perform tire pressure adjustment when the

tires are cold. Tire pressure will varyaccording to the tire temperature, thereforelet the vehicle stand for 1 hour or only driveit 1.6 km (1 mile) or less before adjustingthe tire pressures. When pressure isadjusted on hot tires to the cold inflationpressure, the TPMS warning light/beep mayturn on after the tires cool and pressuredrops below specification.Also, an illuminated TPMS warning light,resulting from the tire air pressure droppingdue to cold ambient temperature, may turnoff if the ambient temperature rises. In thiscase, it will also be necessary to adjust thetire air pressures. If the TPMS warninglight illuminates due to a drop in tire airpressure, make sure to check and adjust thetire air pressures.

l After adjusting the tire air pressures, it mayrequire some time for the TPMS warninglight to turn off. If the TPMS warning lightremains illuminated, drive the vehicle at aspeed of at least 25 km/h (16 mph) for 10minutes, and then verify that it turns off.

l Tires lose air naturally over time and theTPMS cannot tell if the tires are getting toosoft over time or you have a flat. However,when you find one low tire in a set of four-that is an indication of trouble; you shouldhave someone drive the vehicle slowlyforward so you can inspect any low tire forcuts and any metal objects sticking throughtread or sidewall. Put a few drops of waterin the valve stem to see if it bubblesindicating a bad valve. Leaks need to beaddressed by more than simply refilling thetrouble tire as leaks are dangerous - take itto an Authorized Mazda Dealer which hasall the equipment to fix tires, TPMS systemsand order the best replacement tire for yourvehicle.

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If the warning light illuminates again evenafter the tire pressures are adjusted, theremay be a tire puncture. Replace thepunctured tire with the temporary sparetire (page 7-6).

NOTEA tire pressure sensor is not installed to thetemporary spare tire. The warning light willflash continuously while the temporary sparetire is being used.

Warning light flashes

When the warning light flashes, there maybe a system malfunction. Consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

qSystem Error Activation

When the warning light flashes, there maybe a system malfunction. Consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.A system error activation may occur inthe following cases:l When there is equipment or a devicenear the vehicle using the same radiofrequency as that of the tire pressuresensors.

l When using the following devices inthe vehicle that may cause radiointerference with the receiver unit.l A digital device such as a personal

computer.l A current converter device such as a

DC-AC converter.l When excess snow or ice adheres tothe vehicle, especially around thewheels.

l When the tire pressure sensor batteriesare exhausted.

l When using a wheel with no tirepressure sensor installed.

l When using tires with steel wirereinforcement in the side walls.

l When using tire chains.

qTires and Wheels

CAUTIONWhen inspecting or adjusting the tireair pressures, do not apply excessiveforce to the stem part of the wheelunit. The stem part could bedamaged.

Changing tires and wheels

The following procedure allows theTPMS to recognize a tire pressure sensor'sunique ID signal code whenever tires orwheels are changed, such as changing toand from winter tires.

NOTEEach tire pressure sensor has a unique IDsignal code. The signal code must beregistered with the TPMS before it can work.The easiest way to do it is to have anAuthorized Mazda Dealer change your tire andcomplete ID signal code registration.

When having tires changed at anAuthorized Mazda Dealer

When an Authorized Mazda Dealerchanges your vehicle's tires, they willcomplete the tire pressure sensor ID signalcode registration.

When changing tires yourself

If you or someone else changes tires, youor someone else can also undertake thesteps for the TPMS to complete the IDsignal code registration.

1. After tires have been changed, switchthe ignition ON, then back to ACC orOFF.

2. Wait for about 15 minutes.

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3. After about 15 minutes, drive thevehicle at a speed of at least 25 km/h(16 mph) for 10 minutes and the tirepressure sensor ID signal code will beregistered automatically.

NOTEIf the vehicle is driven within about 15 minutesof changing tires, the tire pressure monitoringsystem warning light will flash because thesensor ID signal code would not have beenregistered. If this happens, park the vehicle forabout 15 minutes, after which the sensor IDsignal code will register upon driving thevehicle for 10 minutes.

Replacing tires and wheels

CAUTIONØ When replacing/repairing the tires

or wheels or both, have the workdone by an Authorized MazdaDealer, or the tire pressure sensorsmay be damaged.

Ø The wheels equipped on yourMazda are specially designed forinstallation of the tire pressuresensors. Do not use non-genuinewheels, otherwise it may not bepossible to install the tire pressuresensors.

Be sure to have the tire pressure sensorsinstalled whenever tires or wheels arereplaced.When having a tire or wheel or bothreplaced, the following types of tirepressure sensor installations are possible.l The tire pressure sensor is removedfrom the old wheel and installed to thenew one.

l The same tire pressure sensor is usedwith the same wheel. Only the tire isreplaced.

l A new tire pressure sensor is installedto a new wheel.

NOTEl The tire pressure sensor ID signal code

must be registered when a new tire pressuresensor is purchased. For purchase of a tirepressure sensor and registration of the tirepressure sensor ID signal code, consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

l When reinstalling a previously removed tirepressure sensor to a wheel, replace thegrommet (seal between valve body/sensorand wheel) for the tire pressure sensor.

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Speedometer ...................................................................................................... page 5-30Odometer, Trip Meter and Trip Meter Selector .................................................. page 5-30Tachometer ........................................................................................................ page 5-31Fuel Gauge ........................................................................................................ page 5-31Dashboard Illumination ..................................................................................... page 5-32Trip Computer and INFO Button ...................................................................... page 5-32

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qSpeedometer

The speedometer indicates the speed ofthe vehicle.

qOdometer, Trip Meter and TripMeter Selector

The display mode can be changed fromodometer to trip meter A to trip meter Band then back to odometer by pressing theselector while one of them is displayed.The selected mode will be displayed.

Selector

Odometer

Trip meter A Press the selector

Press the selector

Press the selector

Trip meter B

NOTEThe odometer and trip meter can be displayedand the selector can be operated as followseven when the ignition is switched to ACC orthe ignition is switched off. The trip meter canbe switched/reset by pressing the selector.l Displays for approx. 10 minutes after the

ignition is switched to ACC or the ignitionis switched off from ON.

l Displays for approx. 10 minutes after thedriver's door is opened.

Odometer

When this mode is selected, ODO will bedisplayed.The odometer records the total distancethe vehicle has been driven.

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The trip meter can record the totaldistance of two trips. One is recorded intrip meter A, and the other is recorded intrip meter B.

For instance, trip meter A can record thedistance from the point of origin, and tripmeter B can record the distance fromwhere the fuel tank is filled.

When trip meter A is selected, pressingthe selector again within one second willchange to trip meter B mode.

When trip meter A is selected, TRIPAwill be displayed. When trip meter B isselected, TRIP B will be displayed.

The trip meter records the total distancethe vehicle is driven until the meter isagain reset. Return it to “0.0” by holdingthe selector depressed for 1 second ormore. Use this meter to measure tripdistances and to compute fuelconsumption.

NOTEl Only the trip meters record tenths of

kilometers (miles).l The trip record will be erased when:

l The power supply is interrupted (blownfuse or the battery is disconnected).

l The vehicle is driven over 999.9 km(mile).

qTachometer

The tachometer shows engine speed inthousands of revolutions per minute(rpm).

Red zone

CAUTIONDo not run the engine with thetachometer needle in the RED ZONE.This may cause severe enginedamage.

qFuel Gauge

The fuel gauge shows approximately howmuch fuel is remaining in the tank whenthe ignition is switched ON.We recommend keeping the tank over 1/4full.

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If the lowest scale mark and the E areflashing, it indicates the fuel level is low.Refuel as soon as possible.

If only the E is flashing, it indicates thefuel tank is nearly empty. Refuelimmediately.

If the gauge indicates that the fuel level isnear E, refuel as soon as possible.

NOTEl After refueling, it may require some time for

the indicator to stabilize. In addition, theindicator may deviate while driving on aslope or curve since the fuel moves in thetank.

l The direction of the arrow ( ) indicatesthat the fuel-filler lid is on the left side ofthe vehicle.

qDashboard Illumination

When the headlight switch is in theor position, rotate the knob to adjustthe brightness of the dashboardillumination.

Bright

Dim

NOTEThis symbol ( ) indicates the knob to adjustthe brightness of the dashboard illumination.

qTrip Computer and INFO Buttoní

The trip computer can display thefollowing:l The outside temperature.l The current fuel economy.l The average fuel economy.l The approximate distance you cantravel on the available fuel.

l The average vehicle speed.The ignition must be switched ON.Press the INFO button to change thedisplay mode.If you have any problems with your tripcomputer, consult an Authorized MazdaDealer.

Outside temperature display

This mode displays the outsidetemperature.

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When this mode is selected,will be displayed.

NOTEl Under the following conditions, the ambient

temperature display may differ from theactual ambient temperature depending onthe surroundings and vehicle conditions:l Significantly cold or hot temperatures.l Sudden changes in ambient temperature.l The vehicle is parked.l The vehicle is driven at low speeds.

l Press the INFO button for a few seconds ormore to switch the display from Fahrenheitto Centigrade or vice versa.

Current fuel economy mode

This mode displays the current fueleconomy by calculating the amount offuel consumption and the distancetraveled.

Current fuel economy will be calculatedand displayed every 2 seconds.

When this mode is selected, CONSUMCUR will be displayed.

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When you've slowed to about 5 km/h (3mph), - - - L/100 km (- - - mpg) will bedisplayed.

Average fuel economy mode

This mode displays the average fueleconomy by calculating the total fuelconsumption and the total traveleddistance since purchasing the vehicle, re-connecting the battery after disconnection,or resetting the data. The average fueleconomy is calculated and displayedevery minute.

When this mode is selected, CONSUMAV will be displayed.

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To clear the data being displayed, pressthe INFO button for more than 1.5seconds.After pressing the INFO button, - - - L/100 km (- - - mpg) will be displayed forabout 1 minute before the fuel economy isrecalculated and displayed.

Distance-to-empty mode

This mode displays the approximatedistance you can travel on the remainingfuel based on the fuel economy.

The distance-to-empty will be calculatedand displayed every second.

When this mode is selected, REMNG willbe displayed.U.S.A.

CANADA

NOTEl Even though the distance-to-empty display

may indicate a sufficient amount ofremaining mileage before refueling isrequired, refuel as soon as possible if theFuel gauge graduation nears E or Whenthe fuel gauge E-mark flashes.

l The display will not change unless you addmore than approximately 20 L (5.3 US gal,4.4 Imp gal) of fuel.

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Average vehicle speed mode

This mode displays the average vehiclespeed by calculating the distance and thetime traveled since connecting the batteryor resetting the data.Average vehicle speed will be calculatedand displayed every 10 seconds.

When this mode is selected, AV will bedisplayed.U.S.A.

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To clear the data being displayed, pressthe INFO button for more than 1.5seconds. After pressing the INFO button,- - - km/h (- - - mile/h) will be displayedfor about 1 minute before the vehiclespeed is recalculated and displayed.

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Warning/Indicator Lights

Warning/Indicator lights will appear in any of the highlighted areas

Signal Warning/Indicator Lights Page

Brake System Warning Light 5-38

Malfunction Warning Light 5-38

Charging System Warning Light 5-40

Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light 5-40

Check Engine Light 5-40

High Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light (Red) 5-41

ABS Warning Light 5-39

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Signal Warning/Indicator Lights Page

Air Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light 5-41

Check Fuel Cap Warning Light 5-42

Seat Belt Warning Light 5-42

Door-Ajar Warning Light 5-42

Low Washer Fluid Level Warning Light 5-42

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light 5-43

Security Indicator Light 5-45

Headlight High-Beam Indicator Light 5-45

O/D OFF Indicator Light 5-45

Shift Position Indicator Light 5-46

Low Engine Coolant Temperature Indicator Light (Blue) 5-46

TCS/DSC Indicator Light 5-46

DSC OFF Indicator Light 5-46

Cruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)/Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green) 5-47

Power Steering Malfunction Indicator Light 5-47

Turn Signal/Hazard Warning Indicator Lights 5-47

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qBrake System Warning Light

This warning has the following functions:

Parking brake warning

The light illuminates when the parkingbrake is applied with the ignition switchedto START or ON. It turns off when theparking brake is fully released.

Low brake fluid level warning

If the light stays on after the parking brakeis fully released, you may have a brakeproblem.

Brake system warningí

Illuminates when there is a malfunction inthe brake switch.

Drive to the side of the road and park offthe right-of-way.

You may notice that the pedal is harder todepress or that it may go closer to thefloor. In either case, it will take longer tostop the vehicle.

1. With the engine stopped, open thehood and check the brake fluid levelimmediately, and then add fluid ifrequired (page 8-15).

2. After adding fluid, check the lightagain.

If the warning light remains on, or if thebrakes do not operate properly, do notdrive the vehicle. Have it towed to anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

Even if the light turns off, have yourbrake system inspected as soon aspossible by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTEHaving to add brake fluid is sometimes anindicator of leakage. Consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer as soon as possible even if thebrake light is no longer illuminated.

WARNINGDo not drive with the brake systemwarning light illuminated. Contact anAuthorized Mazda Dealer to have thebrakes inspected as soon as possible:

Driving with the brake systemwarning light illuminated isdangerous. It indicates that yourbrakes may not work at all or thatthey could completely fail at anytime. If this light remainsilluminated, after checking that theparking brake is fully released, havethe brakes inspected immediately.

qMalfunction Warning Lightí

When the ignition is switched ON, themalfunction warning light illuminates andthen turns off after a few seconds.The light stays on if the brake switch hasa malfunction. Consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer.

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WARNINGDo not drive the vehicle with themalfunction warning light illuminated.

Driving the vehicle with the lightilluminated is dangerous as it couldresult in the loss of brake power andcause an accident. In addition, loss ofbrake power could occur whenstopping the vehicle. Have yourvehicle inspected by an AuthorizedMazda Dealer.

qABS Warning Light

The warning light stays on for a fewseconds when the ignition is switchedON.

If the ABS warning light stays on whileyou're driving, the ABS control unit hasdetected a system malfunction. If thisoccurs, your brakes will function normallyas if the vehicle had no ABS.Should this happen, consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer as soon as possible.

NOTEl When the engine is jump-started to charge

the battery, uneven rpm occurs and the ABSwarning light may illuminate. If this occurs,it is the result of the weak battery and doesnot indicate an ABS malfunction.Recharge the battery.

l The brake assist system does not operatewhile the ABS warning light is illuminated.

qElectronic Brake ForceDistribution System Warning

If the electronic brake force distributioncontrol unit determines that somecomponents are operating incorrectly, thecontrol unit may illuminate the brakesystem warning light and the ABSwarning light on simultaneously. Theproblem is likely to be the electronicbrake force distribution system.

WARNINGDo not drive with both the ABS warninglight and brake warning lightilluminated. Have the vehicle towed toan Authorized Mazda Dealer to havethe brakes inspected as soon aspossible:

Driving when the brake systemwarning light and ABS warning lightare illuminated simultaneously isdangerous.When both lights are illuminated, therear wheels could lock more quicklyin an emergency stop than undernormal circumstances.

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qCharging System Warning Light

This warning light illuminates when theignition is switched ON and turns offwhen the engine is started.

If the warning light illuminates whiledriving, it indicates a malfunction of thealternator or of the charging system.Drive to the side of the road and park offthe right-of-way. Consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer.

CAUTIONDo not continue driving when thecharging system warning light isilluminated because the engine couldstop unexpectedly.

qEngine Oil Pressure Warning Light

This warning light illuminates when theignition is switched ON and turns offwhen the engine is started.

This warning light indicates low engineoil pressure.

If the light illuminates while driving:

1. Drive to the side of the road and parkoff the right-of-way on level ground.

2. Turn off the engine and wait 5 minutesfor the oil to drain back into the oilpan.

3. Inspect the engine oil level (page 8-12).If it's low, add the appropriate amountof engine oil while being careful not tooverfill.

4. Start the engine and check the warninglight.

If the light remains illuminated even afteryou add oil, stop the engine immediatelyand have your vehicle towed to anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

CAUTIONDo not run the engine if the oilpressure is low. It could result inextensive engine damage.

qCheck Engine Light

This indicator light illuminates when theignition is switched ON and turns offwhen the engine is started.

If this light illuminates while driving, thevehicle may have a problem. It isimportant to note the driving conditionswhen the light illuminated and consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

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The check engine light may illuminate inthe following cases:l The fuel tank level being very low orapproaching empty.

l The engine's electrical system has aproblem.

l The emission control system has aproblem.

If the check engine light remains on orflashes continuously, do not drive at highspeeds and consult an Authorized MazdaDealer as soon as possible.

qHigh Engine Coolant TemperatureWarning Light (Red)

When the ignition is switched ON, thelight illuminates momentarily and thenturns off.The light flashes when the engine coolanttemperature is extremely high, andilluminates when the engine coolanttemperature increases further.

Handling Procedure

Flashing light

Drive slowly to reduce engine load.

Illuminated light

This indicates the possibility ofoverheating. Park the vehicle in a safeplace immediately and stop the engine.Refer to Overheating (page 7-15).

CAUTIONDo not drive the vehicle with the highengine coolant temperature warninglight illuminated. Otherwise, it couldresult in damage to the engine.

qAir Bag/Front Seat BeltPretensioner System Warning Light

If the air bag/front seat belt pretensionersystem is working properly, the warninglight illuminates when the ignition isswitched ON or after the engine iscranked. The warning light turns off aftera specified period of time.

A system malfunction is indicated if thewarning light constantly flashes,constantly illuminates or does notilluminate at all when the ignition isswitched ON. If any of these occur,consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer assoon as possible. The system may notoperate in an accident.

WARNINGNever tamper with the air bag/pretensioner systems and always havean Authorized Mazda Dealer performall servicing and repairs:

Self-servicing or tampering with thesystems is dangerous. An air bag/pretensioner could accidentallyactivate or become disabled causingserious injury or death.

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qCheck Fuel Cap Warning Light

This warning light illuminates for a fewseconds when the ignition is switchedON.

If the check fuel cap warning lightilluminates while driving, the fuel-fillercap may not be installed properly. Stopthe engine and reinstall the fuel-filler cap.Refer to Fuel-Filler Cap on page 3-19.

qSeat Belt Warning Light

Driver's seat

Front passenger's seat

The seat belt warning light illuminates ifthe driver or front passenger's seat isoccupied and the seat belt is not fastenedwith the ignition switched ON.

qDoor-Ajar Warning Light

This warning light illuminates when anydoor or liftgate is not securely closed.Close the door or liftgate securely beforedriving the vehicle.

qLowWasher Fluid LevelWarning Lightí

This warning light indicates that littlewasher fluid remains. Add fluid (page8-18).

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qTire Pressure Monitoring System(TPMS) Warning Lightí

This warning light illuminates for a fewseconds when the ignition is switchedON.

Thereafter, the warning light illuminatesand a beep is heard when tire pressure istoo low in one or more tires, and flasheswhen there is a system malfunction.

WARNINGIf the tire pressure monitoring systemwarning light illuminates or flashes, orthe tire pressure warning beep sound isheard, decrease vehicle speedimmediately and avoid suddenmaneuvering and braking:

If the tire pressure monitoring systemwarning light illuminates or flashes,or the tire pressure warning beepsound is heard, it is dangerous todrive the vehicle at high speeds, orperform sudden maneuvering orbraking. Vehicle drivability couldworsen and result in an accident.To determine if you have a slow leakor a flat, pull over to a safe positionwhere you can check the visualcondition of the tire and determine ifyou have enough air to proceed to aplace where air may be added andthe system monitored again by anAuthorized Mazda Dealer or a tirerepair station.

Do not ignore the TPMS Warning Light:Ignoring the TPMS warning light isdangerous, even if you know why it isilluminated. Have the problem takencare of as soon as possible before itdevelops into a more serioussituation that could lead to tirefailure and a dangerous accident.

Warning light illuminates/Warningbeep sounds

When the warning light illuminates, andthe warning beep sound is heard (about 3seconds), tire pressure is too low in one ormore tires.

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Adjust the tire pressure to the correct tirepressure. Refer to the specification charts(page 10-6).

CAUTIONWhen replacing/repairing the tires orwheels or both, have the work doneby an Authorized Mazda Dealer, orthe tire pressure sensors may bedamaged.

NOTEl Perform tire pressure adjustment when the

tires are cold. Tire pressure will varyaccording to the tire temperature, thereforelet the vehicle stand for 1 hour or only driveit 1.6 km (1 mile) or less before adjustingthe tire pressures. When pressure isadjusted on hot tires to the cold inflationpressure, the TPMS warning light/beep mayturn on after the tires cool and pressuredrops below specification.Also, an illuminated TPMS warning light,resulting from the tire air pressure droppingdue to cold ambient temperature, may turnoff if the ambient temperature rises. In thiscase, it will also be necessary to adjust thetire air pressures. If the TPMS warninglight illuminates due to a drop in tire airpressure, make sure to check and adjust thetire air pressures.

l After adjusting the tire air pressures, it mayrequire some time for the TPMS warninglight to turn off. If the TPMS warning lightremains illuminated, drive the vehicle at aspeed of at least 25 km/h (16 mph) for 10minutes, and then verify that it turns off.

l Tires lose air naturally over time and theTPMS cannot tell if the tires are getting toosoft over time or you have a flat. However,when you find one low tire in a set of four-that is an indication of trouble; you shouldhave someone drive the vehicle slowlyforward so you can inspect any low tire forcuts and any metal objects sticking throughtread or sidewall. Put a few drops of waterin the valve stem to see if it bubblesindicating a bad valve. Leaks need to beaddressed by more than simply refilling thetrouble tire as leaks are dangerous - take itto an Authorized Mazda Dealer which hasall the equipment to fix tires, TPMS systemsand order the best replacement tire for yourvehicle.

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If the warning light illuminates again evenafter the tire pressures are adjusted, theremay be a tire puncture. Replace thepunctured tire with the temporary sparetire (page 7-6).

NOTEA tire pressure sensor is not installed to thetemporary spare tire. The warning light willflash continuously while the temporary sparetire is being used.

Warning light flashes

When the warning light flashes, there maybe a system malfunction. Consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

qSecurity Indicator Light

This indicator light starts flashing every 2seconds when the ignition is switchedfrom ON to ACC and the immobilizersystem is armed.

The light stops flashing when the ignitionis switched ON with the correct ignitionkey.At this time, the immobilizer system isdisarmed and the light illuminates forabout 3 seconds and then turns off.

If the engine does not start with thecorrect ignition key, and the securityindicator light keeps illuminating orflashing, the system may have amalfunction. Consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer.

qHeadlight High-Beam IndicatorLight

This light indicates one of two things:l The high-beam headlights are on.l The turn signal lever is in the flash-to-pass position.

qO/D OFF Indicator Light(Automatic Transaxle)

This light illuminates when the overdrivehas been turned off.

CAUTIONIf the overdrive-off indicator lightflashes, the transaxle has anelectrical problem. Continuing todrive your Mazda in this conditioncould cause damage to yourtransaxle. Consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer as soon as possible.

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qShift Position Indicator Light(Automatic Transaxle)

This indicates the selected shift positionwhen the ignition is switched to ON.

Shift Position Indicator Light

qLow Engine Coolant TemperatureIndicator Light (Blue)

When the ignition is switched ON, thelight illuminates momentarily and thenturns off.The light illuminates continuously whenthe engine coolant temperature is low andturns off after the engine is warm.

NOTEIf the low engine coolant temperature indicatorlight remains illuminated after the engine hasbeen sufficiently warmed up, the temperaturesensor could have a malfunction. Consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

qTCS/DSC Indicator Light

This indicator light stays on for a fewseconds when the ignition is switchedON. If the TCS or DSC is operating, theindicator light flashes.

If the light stays on, the TCS or DSC mayhave a malfunction and they may notoperate correctly. Take your vehicle to anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTEl In addition to the indicator light flashing, a

slight lugging sound will come from theengine. This indicates that the TCS isoperating properly.

l On slippery surfaces, such as fresh snow, itwill be impossible to achieve high rpmwhen the TCS is on.

qDSC OFF Indicator Light

This indicator light stays on for a fewseconds when the ignition is switchedON.It also illuminates when the DSC OFFswitch is pressed and TCS/DSC isswitched off (page 5-22).

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If the light stays on when the TCS/DSC isnot switched off, take your vehicle to anAuthorized Mazda Dealer. The dynamicstability control may have a malfunction.

qCruise Main Indicator Light(Amber)/Cruise Set IndicatorLight (Green)í

The indicator light has two colors.

Cruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)

The indicator light illuminates amberwhen the ON switch is pressed and thecruise control system is activated.

Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green)

The indicator light illuminates green whena cruising speed has been set.

qPower Steering MalfunctionIndicator Light

This indicator light illuminates or flasheswhen the ignition is switched ON, andturns off when the engine is started.

If the light remains illuminated or flashingafter the engine is started, or illuminateswhile driving, turn off the engine afterparking in a safe place, and then start theengine again.If the light does not illuminate afterrestarting the engine, this indicates thatthe power steering is restored and normalsteering is possible.If the light remains illuminated, the powersteering is still inoperable. Consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTEl The power steering system is inoperable

when the power steering malfunctionindicator light illuminates or flashes.Steering is possible, but requires morephysical effort.

l Repeatedly jerking the steering wheel leftand right while the vehicle is stopped ormoving at slow speeds will cause the powersteering system to go into protective modewhich will make the steering feel heavy, butthis does not indicate a malfunction. If thisoccurs, park the vehicle safely and wait afew minutes for the system to return tonormal.

qTurn Signal/Hazard WarningIndicator Lights

When operating the turn signal lights, theleft or right turn signal indicator lightflashes to indicate which turn signal lightis operating (page 5-53).

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When operating the hazard warninglights, both turn signal indicator lightsflash (page 5-59).

NOTEIf an indicator light remains illuminated (doesnot flash) or if it flashes abnormally, one of theturn signal bulbs may be burned out.

Beep Sounds

qAir Bag/Front Seat BeltPretensioner System Warning Beep

If a malfunction is detected in the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner systems andthe warning light, a warning beep soundwill be heard for about 5 seconds everyminute.

The air bag and seat belt pretensionersystem warning beep sound will continueto be heard for approximately 35 minutes.Have your vehicle inspected at anAuthorized Mazda Dealer as soon aspossible.

WARNINGDo not drive the vehicle with the airbag/front seat belt pretensioner systemwarning beep sounding:

Driving the vehicle with the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner systemwarning beep sounding is dangerous.In a collision, the air bags and thefront seat belt pretensioner systemwill not deploy and this could resultin death or serious injury.Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealerto have the vehicle inspected as soonas possible.

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qSeat Belt Warning Beep

If the driver's seat belt is not fastenedwhen the ignition is switched ON, a beepsound will be heard for about 6 seconds.If the driver or the front passenger's seatbelt is not fastened and the vehicle isdriven at a speed faster than about 20km/h (12 mph), a beep sound will beheard again for a specified period of time.Refer to Seat Belt Reminder on page2-19.

qIgnition Key Reminder

If the ignition is switched off or theignition is switched to ACC with the keyinserted, a continuous beep sound will beheard when the driver's door is opened.

qLights-On Reminder

If lights are on and the ignition isswitched to ACC or the ignition isswitched off, or the key is removed fromthe ignition switch, a continuous beepsound will be heard when the driver'sdoor is opened.

NOTEWhen the ignition is switched to ACC or theignition is switched off, the “Ignition KeyReminder” (page 5-3) overrides the lights-onreminder.

qTire Inflation Pressure WarningBeepí

The warning beep sound will be heard forabout 3 seconds when there is anyabnormality in tire inflation pressures(page 5-23).

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Lighting Control

qHeadlights

Turn the headlight switch to turn theheadlights, other exterior lights anddashboard illumination on or off.

NOTETo prevent discharging the battery, do notleave the lights on while the engine is offunless safety requires them.

Without AUTO position

Switch Position

Headlights Off Off On

TaillightsParking lightsLicense lightsSide-marker lightsDashboardillumination

Off On On

With AUTO position

Switch Position

Headlights Off

Auto

Off On

TaillightsParking lightsLicense lightsSide-markerlightsDashboardillumination

Off On On

AUTO (Auto-light control)

When the headlight switch is in theAUTO position and the ignition isswitched ON, the light sensor senses thesurrounding lightness or darkness andautomatically turns the headlights, otherexterior lights and dashboard illuminationon or off (see chart above).

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CAUTIONØ Do not shade the light sensor by

adhering a sticker or a label onthe windshield. Otherwise the lightsensor will not operate correctly.

Light sensor

Ø The light sensor also works as arain sensor for the auto-wipercontrol. Keep hands and scrapersclear of the windshield when thewiper lever is in the AUTO positionand the ignition is switched ON asfingers could be pinched or thewipers and wiper blades damagedwhen the wipers activateautomatically. If you are going toclean the windshield, be sure thewipers are turned off completely― this is particularly importantwhen clearing ice and snow ―when it is particularly tempting toleave the engine running.

NOTEl The headlights, other exterior lights and

dashboard illumination may not turn offimmediately even if the surrounding areabecomes well-lit because the light sensordetermines that it is nighttime if thesurrounding area is continuously dark forseveral minutes such as inside long tunnels,traffic jams inside tunnels, or in indoorparking lots.In this case, the light turns off if the lightswitch is turned to the OFF position.

l The dashboard illumination can beadjusted by rotating the knob in theinstrument cluster. Also, the day/night modecan be changed by pressing the knob. Toadjust the brightness of the dashboardillumination: Refer to DashboardIllumination on page 5-32.

l The sensitivity of the AUTO lights may bechanged by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.Refer to Personalization Features on page10-7.

qLights-On Reminder

If lights are on and the ignition isswitched to ACC or the ignition isswitched off, or the key is removed fromthe ignition switch, a continuous beepsound will be heard when the driver'sdoor is opened.

NOTEWhen the ignition is switched to ACC or theignition is switched off, the “Ignition KeyReminder” (page 5-3) overrides the lights-onreminder.

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qHeadlight High-Low Beam

Press the lever forward to turn on the highbeams.Pull the lever back to its original positionfor the low beams.

High beam

Low beam

qFlashing the Headlights

To flash the headlights, pull the lever fullytowards you (the headlight switch doesnot need to be on). The lever will return tothe normal position when released.

OFF

Flashing

qDaytime Running Lights (Canada)

In Canada, vehicles must be driven withthe headlights on during daytimeoperation.

For that reason, the daytime running lightsautomatically turn on when the ignition isswitched ON.

NOTEThe Daytime Running Lights turn off when theparking brake is applied.

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Turn and Lane-ChangeSignals

Turn Signals

Move the signal lever down (for a leftturn) or up (for a right turn) to the stopposition. The signal will self-cancel afterthe turn is completed.

If the indicator light continues to flashafter a turn, manually return the lever toits original position.

Right turn

Left turn

Right lane change

Left lane change

OFF

Green indicators on the dashboard showwhich signal is working.

Lane-change signals

Move the lever slightly toward thedirection of the change ―until theindicator flashes― and hold it there. Itwill return to the off position whenreleased.

NOTEIf an indicator light stays on without flashingor if it flashes abnormally, one of the turnsignal bulbs may be burned out.

Fog Lightsí

Use this switch to turn on the fog lights.The fog lights will improve visibility atnight and during foggy conditions.

To turn the fog lights on, rotate the foglight switch to the position.The headlight switch must be in theposition before turning on the fog lights.

Fog light switch

To turn them off, rotate the fog lightswitch to the OFF position or turn theheadlight switch to the or OFFposition.

NOTEl The fog lights will turn off when the

headlights are set at high beam.l (With auto-light control)

If the fog light switch is in the ON positionand the headlight switch is in the AUTOposition, the fog lights will be turned onwhen the headlights, the exterior lights anddashboard illumination are automaticallyturned on.

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Windshield Wipers andWasher

The ignition must be switched ON.

WARNINGUse only windshield washer fluid orplain water in the reservoir:

Using radiator antifreeze as washerfluid is dangerous. If sprayed on thewindshield, it will dirty thewindshield, affect your visibility, andcould result in an accident.

Only use windshield washer fluidmixed with anti-freeze protection infreezing weather conditions:

Using windshield washer fluidwithout anti-freeze protection infreezing weather conditions isdangerous as it could freeze on thewindshield and block your visionwhich could cause an accident.In addition, make sure thewindshield is sufficiently warmedusing the defroster before sprayingthe washer fluid.

NOTEBecause heavy ice and snow can jam the wiperblades, the wiper motor is protected frommotor breakdown, overheating and possiblefire by a circuit breaker. This mechanism willautomatically stop operation of the blades, butonly for about 5 minutes.If this happens, turn off the wiper switch andpark off the right-of-way, and remove the snowand ice.After 5 minutes, turn on the switch and theblades should operate normally. If they do notresume functioning, consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer as soon as possible. Drive tothe side of the road and park off the right-of-way. Wait until the weather clears before tryingto drive with the wipers inoperative.

qWindshield Wipers

Turn the wipers on by pressing the leverup or down.

With INT position

SwitchPosition

Wiper operation

Single wipe cycle (mist)

Intermittent

Low speed

High speed

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With AUTO position

SwitchPosition

Wiper operation

Single wipe cycle (mist)

Auto control

Low speed

High speed

AUTO (Auto-wiper control)

When the wiper lever is in the AUTOposition, the rain sensor senses theamount of rainfall on the windshield andturns the wipers on or off automatically(off―intermittent―low speed―highspeed).

The sensitivity of the rain sensor can beadjusted by turning the switch on thewiper lever.From the center position (normal), rotatethe switch downward for highersensitivity (faster response) or rotate itupward for less sensitivity (slowerresponse).

Switch

Higher sensitivity

Less sensitivity

Center position

CAUTIONØ Do not shade the rain sensor by

adhering a sticker or a label onthe windshield. Otherwise the rainsensor will not operate correctly.

Rain sensor

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Ø When the wiper lever is in theAUTO position and the ignition isswitched ON, the wipers maymove automatically in thefollowing cases:Ø If the windshield above the rain

sensor is touched or wiped witha cloth.

Ø If the windshield is struck witha hand or other object fromeither outside or inside thevehicle.

Keep hands and scrapers clear ofthe windshield when the wiperlever is in the AUTO position andthe ignition is switched ON asfingers could be pinched or thewipers and wiper blades damagedwhen the wipers activateautomatically.If you are going to clean thewindshield, be sure the wipers areturned off completely―this isparticularly important whenclearing ice and snow―when it ismost likely that the engine is leftrunning.

NOTEl Switching the auto-wiper lever from the

OFF to the AUTO position while driving ata vehicle speed of 4 km/h (2 mph) or higher(or after driving the vehicle) activates thewindshield wipers once, after which theyoperate according to the rainfall amount.

l The auto-wiper control may not operatewhen the rain sensor temperature is about_10 °C (14 °F) or lower, or about 85 °C(185 °F) or higher.

l If the windshield is coated with waterrepellent, the rain sensor may not be able tosense the amount of rainfall correctly andauto-wiper control may not operateproperly.

l If dirt or foreign matter (Such as ice ormatter containing salt water) adheres to thewindshield above the rain sensor or if thewindshield is iced, it could cause the wipersto move automatically. However, if thewipers cannot remove this ice, dirt orforeign matter, the auto-wiper control willstop operation. In this case, set the wiperlever to the low speed position or highspeed position for manual operation, orremove the ice, dirt or foreign matter byhand to restore the auto-wiper operation.

l If the auto-wiper lever is left in the AUTOposition, the wipers could operateautomatically from the effect of strong lightsources, electromagnetic waves, or infraredlight because the rain sensor uses anoptical sensor. It is recommended that theauto-wiper lever be switched to the OFFposition other than when driving the vehicleunder rainy conditions.

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qWindshield Washer

Pull the lever toward you and hold it tospray washer fluid.

OFF

Washer

NOTEWith the wiper lever in the OFF or intermittentposition/AUTO position, the wipers willoperate continuously until the lever isreleased.

If the washer does not work, inspect thefluid level (page 8-18). If it's normal,consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Rear Window Wiper andWasher

The ignition must be switched ON.

qRear Window Wiper

Turn the wiper on by turning the rearwiper/washer switch.

qRear Window Washer

To spray washer fluid, turn the rear wiper/washer switch to the position. Afterthe switch is released, the washer willstop.If the washer does not work, inspect thefluid level (page 8-18). If it's normal andthe washer still does not work, consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

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Rear Window DefrosterThe rear window defroster clears frost,fog, and thin ice from the rear window.

The ignition must be switched ON.

Press the switch to turn on the rearwindow defroster. The rear windowdefroster operates for about 15 minutesand turns off automatically.The indicator light illuminates duringoperation.

To turn off the rear window defrosterbefore the 15 minutes has elapsed, pressthe switch again.

Indicator light

CAUTIONDo not use sharp instruments orwindow cleaners with abrasives toclean the inside of the rear windowsurface. They may damage thedefroster grid inside the window.

NOTEThis defroster is not designed for melting snow.If there is an accumulation of snow on the rearwindow, remove it before using the defroster.

qMirror Defrosterí

To turn on the mirror defrosters, switchthe ignition ON and press the rear windowdefroster switch (page 5-58).

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HornTo sound the horn, press the mark onthe steering wheel.

Hazard Warning FlasherThe hazard warning lights should alwaysbe used when you stop on or near aroadway in an emergency.

The hazard warning lights warn otherdrivers that your vehicle is a traffic hazardand that they must take extreme cautionwhen near it.

Depress the hazard warning flasher and allthe turn signals will flash.

NOTEl The turn signals do not work when the

hazard warning lights are on.l Check local regulations about the use of

hazard warning lights while the vehicle isbeing towed to verify that it is not inviolation of the law.

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6 Interior Comfort

Use of various features for drive comfort, including air-conditioning and audiosystem.

Climate Control System ............................................................... 6-2Operating Tips ........................................................................... 6-2Vent Operation .......................................................................... 6-3Manual Typeí .......................................................................... 6-5

Audio System ................................................................................. 6-9Antenna ..................................................................................... 6-9Operating Tips for Audio System ........................................... 6-10Audio Set ................................................................................ 6-19Audio Control Switch Operationí ......................................... 6-33AUX Mode (Auxiliary input) ................................................. 6-35Safety Certification ................................................................. 6-37

Interior Equipment ..................................................................... 6-38Sunvisors ................................................................................. 6-38Interior Lights ......................................................................... 6-38Cup Holder .............................................................................. 6-39Bottle Holder ........................................................................... 6-40Storage Compartments ............................................................ 6-41Accessory Socket .................................................................... 6-42

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Operating Tips

qOperating the Climate ControlSystem

Operate the climate control system withthe engine running.

NOTETo prevent the battery from being discharged,do not leave the fan control dial on for a longperiod of time with the ignition switched ONwhen the engine is not running.

qClearing the Air Inlet

Clear all obstructions such as leaves,snow and ice from the hood and the airinlet in the cowl grille to improve thesystem efficiency.

qFoggy Windows

The windows may fog up easily in humidweather. Use the climate control system todefog the windows.

To help defog the windows, operate theair conditioner to dehumidify the air.

NOTEThe air conditioner may be used along with theheater to dehumidify the air.

qOutside/Recirculated Air Position

Use the outside air position in normalconditions. The recirculated air positionshould be used only when driving ondusty roads or for quick cooling of theinterior.

qParking in Direct Sunlight

If the vehicle has been parked in directsunlight during hot weather, open thewindows to let warm air escape, then runthe climate control system.

qNot Using for a Long Period

Run the air conditioner about 10 minutesat least once a month to keep internalparts lubricated.

qCheck the Refrigerant before theWeather Gets Hot

Have the air conditioner checked beforethe weather gets hot. Lack of refrigerantmay make the air conditioner lessefficient. Consult an Authorized MazdaDealer for refrigerant inspection.

The air conditioner is filled withHFC134a (R134a), a refrigerant that willnot damage the ozone layer.If the air conditioner is low on refrigerantor has a malfunction, consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

qReplacement of the Cabin Air Filter

Your vehicle is equipped with an air filterfor the air conditioner. It is necessary tochange the filter periodically as indicatedin scheduled maintenance (page 8-3).Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer forreplacement of the cabin air filter.

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Vent Operation

qAdjusting the Vents

Directing airflow

1. Press the upper part of the air vent toopen it.

2. Rotate the air vent left and right toadjust the direction of airflow.

NOTEWhen using the air conditioner under humidambient temperature conditions, the systemmay blow fog from the vents. This is not a signof trouble but a result of humid air beingsuddenly cooled.

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qSelecting the Airflow Mode

Dashboard Vents

Dashboard and Floor Vents

Floor Vents

Defroster and Floor Vents

Defroster Vents

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Temperature control dial

A/C switch

Fan control dial Mode selector dial

Air intake selector

Rear window defroster switch

Some models.

qControl Switches

Temperature control dial

Cold Hot

This dial controls temperature. Turn itclockwise for hot and counterclockwisefor cold.

Fan control dial

This dial allows variable fan speeds.0―Fan off1―Low speed2―Medium low speed3―Medium high speed4―High speed

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Mode selector dial

Turn the mode selector dial to selectairflow mode (page 6-4).

NOTEl The mode selector dial can be set at the

intermediate positions ( or )between each mode. Set the dial to anintermediate position if you want to slightlyadjust the airflow amount.

l For example, when the mode selector dial isat the position between the andpositions, airflow from the floor vent is lessthan that of the position.

l When the mode selector dial is in theposition, use the air intake

selector in the position (outside airmode).

l The indication is designed to informthe front occupants to switch the air intakeselector lever to the position (outsideair mode), while the mode selector dial isturned to the or position, to speeddefogging of the windshield.

A/C switchí

Press the A/C switch to turn the airconditioner on. The indicator light on theswitch will illuminate when the fancontrol dial is set at position 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Press the switch once again to turn the airconditioner off.

NOTEThe air conditioner may not function when theoutside temperature approaches 0 °C (32 °F).

Air intake selector

This lever controls the source of airentering the vehicle.

It is recommended that under normalconditions the lever be kept in the outsideair position.

Outside air position ( )

Outside air is taken into the vehicle. Usethis position for normal ventilation andheating.

Recirculated air position ( )

Outside air is shut off. Air within thevehicle is recirculated.

This position can be used when driving ona dusty road or in similar conditions. Italso helps to provide quicker cooling ofthe interior.

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WARNINGDo not use the position in cold orrainy weather:

Using the position in cold orrainy weather is dangerous as it willcause the windows to fog up. Yourvision will be hampered, which couldlead to a serious accident.

qHeating

1. Set the mode selector dial to theposition.

2. Set the air intake selector to theposition.

3. Set the temperature control dial to thehot position.

4. Set the fan control dial to the desiredspeed.

5. If dehumidified heating is desired, turnon the air conditioner.

NOTEl If the windshield fogs up easily, set the

mode selector dial to the position.l If cooler air is desired at face level, set the

mode selector dial at the position andadjust the temperature control dial tomaintain maximum comfort.

l The air to the floor is warmer than air tothe face (except when the temperaturecontrol dial is set at the extreme hot or coldposition).

qCooling (With Air Conditioner)í

1. Set the mode selector dial to theposition.

2. Set the temperature control dial to thecold position.

3. Set the fan control dial to the desiredspeed.

4. Turn on the air conditioner by pressingthe A/C switch.

5. Adjust the fan control dial andtemperature control dial to maintainmaximum comfort.

CAUTIONIf the air conditioner is used whiledriving up long hills or in heavytraffic, monitor the engine coolanttemperature warning light to see if itis illuminated or flashing (page 5-41).The air conditioner may cause engineoverheating. If the warning light isilluminated or flashing, turn the airconditioning off (page 7-15).

NOTEl When maximum cooling is desired, set the

temperature control dial to the extreme coldposition and set the air intake selector tothe position, then set the fan controldial to position 4.

l If warmer air is desired at floor level, setthe mode selector dial at the positionand adjust the temperature control dial tomaintain maximum comfort.

l The air to the floor is warmer than air tothe face (except when the temperaturecontrol dial is set at the extreme hot or coldposition).

qVentilation

1. Set the mode selector dial to theposition.

2. Set the air intake selector to theposition.

3. Set the temperature control dial to thedesired position.

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4. Set the fan control dial to the desiredspeed.

qWindshield Defrosting and Defogging

1. Set the mode selector dial to theposition.

2. Set the air intake selector to theposition.

3. Set the temperature control dial to thedesired position.

4. Set the fan control dial to the desiredspeed.

5. If dehumidified heating is desired, turnon the air conditioner.

WARNINGDo not defog the windshield using the

position with the temperaturecontrol set to the cold position:

Using the position with thetemperature control set to the coldposition is dangerous as it will causethe outside of the windshield to fogup. Your vision will be hampered,which could lead to a seriousaccident. Set the temperature controlto the hot or warm position whenusing the position.

NOTEl For maximum defrosting, turn on the air

conditioner, set the temperature control dialto the extreme hot position and the fancontrol dial to position 4.

l If warm air is desired at the floor, set themode selector dial to the position.

qDehumidifying (With AirConditioner)í

Operate the air conditioner in cool or coldweather to help defog the windshield andside windows.

1. Set the mode selector dial to thedesired position.

2. Set the air intake selector to theposition.

3. Set the temperature control dial to thedesired position.

4. Set the fan control dial to the desiredspeed.

5. Turn on the air conditioner by pressingthe A/C switch.

NOTEOne of the functions of the air conditioner isdehumidifying the air and, to use this function,the temperature does not have to be set to cold.Therefore, set the temperature control dial tothe desired position (hot or cold) and turn onthe air conditioner when you want todehumidify the cabin air.

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Antenna

qDetachable/Collapsible Type

When using the radio, move the antennato the position indicated in the figure.

To remove the antenna, turn itcounterclockwise.To install the antenna, turn it clockwise.Make sure the antenna is securelyinstalled.

Remove

Install

CAUTIONØ When entering a garage or other

area with a low clearance wherethe antenna could be hit, lowerthe antenna to prevent it beingdamaged.

Ø When tilting the antenna down,hold its base and make sure thatthe antenna does not contact theroof. Otherwise, it could causedamage to the roof.

Ø Do not drive the vehicle with theantenna tilted down, as it couldvibrate against the roof resultingin damage to the roof.

Ø When using an automatic carwash facility, also remove theantenna.

Ø Be careful around the antennawhen removing snow from theroof. Otherwise the antenna couldbe damaged.

NOTEWhen leaving your vehicle unattended, werecommend that you remove the antenna andstore it inside the vehicle.

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Operating Tips for AudioSystem

WARNINGDo not adjust the audio controlswitches while driving the vehicle:

Adjusting the audio while driving thevehicle is dangerous as it coulddistract your attention from thevehicle operation which could lead toa serious accident. Always adjust theaudio while the vehicle is stopped.Even if the audio control switches areequipped on the steering wheel, learnto use the switches without lookingdown at them so that you can keepyour maximum attention on the roadwhile driving the vehicle.

CAUTIONFor the purposes of safe driving,adjust the audio volume to a levelthat allows you to hear soundsoutside of the vehicle including carhorns and particularly emergencyvehicle sirens.

NOTEl To prevent the battery from being

discharged, do not leave the audio systemon for a long period of time when theengine is not running.

l If a cellular phone or CB radio is used inor near the vehicle, it could cause noise tooccur from the audio system, however, thisdoes not indicate that the system has beendamaged.

qRadio Reception

AM characteristics

AM signals bend around such things asbuildings or mountains and bounce off theionosphere. Therefore, they can reachlonger distances than FM signals. Becauseof this, two stations may sometimes bepicked up on the same frequency at thesame time.

Station 2Station 1

Ionosphere

FM characteristics

An FM broadcast range is usually about40―50 km (25―30 miles) from thesource. Because of extra coding needed tobreak the sound into two channels, stereoFM has even less range than monaural(non-stereo) FM.

FM Station

40—50km (25—30 miles)

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Signals from an FM transmitter are similarto beams of light because they do notbend around corners, but they do reflect.Unlike AM signals, FM signals cannottravel beyond the horizon. Therefore, FMstations cannot be received at the greatdistances possible with AM reception.

AM waveFM wave

FM wave

100—200 km (60—120 miles)

Ionosphere

Atmospheric conditions can also affectFM reception. High humidity will causepoor reception. However, cloudy daysmay provide better reception than cleardays.

Multipath noise

Since FM signals can be reflected byobstructions, it is possible to receive boththe direct signal and the reflected signal atthe same time. This causes a slight delayin reception and may be heard as a brokensound or a distortion. This problem mayalso be encountered when in closeproximity to the transmitter.

Reflected waveDirect

Flutter/Skip noise

Signals from an FM transmitter move instraight lines and become weak in valleysbetween tall buildings, mountains, andother obstacles. When a vehicle passesthrough such an area, the receptionconditions may change suddenly, resultingin annoying noise.

Weak signal noise

In suburban areas, broadcast signalsbecome weak because of distance fromthe transmitter. Reception in such fringeareas is characterized by sound breakup.

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Strong signal noise

This occurs very close to a transmittertower. The broadcast signals areextremely strong, so the result is noise andsound breakup at the radio receiver.

Station drift noise

When a vehicle reaches the area of twostrong stations broadcasting at similarfrequencies, the original station may betemporarily lost and the second stationpicked up. At this time there will be somenoise from this disturbance.

Station 2 88.3 MHz

Station 1 88.1 MHz

qOperating Tips for CD Player

Condensation phenomenon

Immediately after turning on the heaterwhen the vehicle is cold, the CD oroptical components (prism and lens) in theCD player may become clouded withcondensation. At this time, the CD willeject immediately when placed in the unit.A clouded CD can be corrected simply bywiping it with a soft cloth. Cloudedoptical components will clear naturally inabout an hour. Wait for normal operationto return before attempting to use the unit.

Handling the CD player

The following precautions should beobserved.l Do not spill any liquid on the audiosystem.

l Do not insert any objects, other thanCDs, into the slot.

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l The CD revolves at high speed withinthe unit. Defective (cracked or badlybent) CDs should never be used.

l Do not use non-conventional discssuch as heart-shaped, octagonal discs,etc. The disc may not eject resulting ina malfunction.

l If the memory portion of the CD istransparent or translucent, do not usethe disc.

Transparent

l A new CD may have rough edges onits inner and outer perimeters. If a discwith rough edges is used, propersetting will not be possible and the CDplayer will not play the CD. Inaddition, the disc may not ejectresulting in a malfunction. Remove therough edges in advance by using a ball-point pen or pencil as shown below. Toremove the rough edges, rub the side ofthe pen or pencil against the inner andouter perimeter of the CD.

l When driving over uneven surfaces,the sound may jump.

l The CD player has been designed toplay CDs bearing the identificationlogo as shown below. No other discscan be played.

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l Use discs that have been legitimatelyproduced. If illegally-copied discs suchas pirated discs are used, the systemmay not operate properly.

l Be sure never to touch the signalsurface when handling the CDs. Pickup a CD by grasping the outer edge orthe edge of the hole and the outer edge.

l Do not stick paper or tape on the CD.Avoid scratching the reverse side (theside without a label). The disc may noteject resulting in a malfunction.

l Dust, finger smudges, and dirt candecrease the amount of light reflectedfrom the signal surface, thus affectingsound quality. If the CD shouldbecome soiled, gently wipe it with asoft cloth from the center of the CD tothe edge.

l Do not use record sprays, antistaticagents, or household spray cleaners.Volatile chemicals such as benzine andthinner can also damage the surface ofthe CD and must not be used. Anythingthat can damage, warp, or fog plasticshould never be used to clean CDs.

l Insert discs one by one. If two discs areinserted at the same time, the systemmay not operate properly.

l The CD player ejects the CD if the CDis inserted upside down. Also dirtyand/or defective CDs may be ejected.

l Do not insert cleaning discs in the CDplayer.

l Do not insert any disc with a peel-offseal affixed to it.

l This unit may not be able to playcertain CD-R/CD-RWs made using acomputer or music CD recorder due todisc characteristics, scratches,smudges, dirt, etc., or due to dust orcondensation on the lens inside theunit.

l Storing CDs in the vehicle exposed todirect sunlight or high temperature maydamage the CD-R/CD-RWs, and makethem unplayable.

l CD-R/CD-RWexceeding 700 MBcannot be played.

l This unit may not be able to playcertain discs made using a computerdue to the application (writingsoftware) setting used. (For details,consult the store where the applicationwas purchased.)

l It is possible that certain text data, suchas titles, recorded on a CD-R/CD-RWmay not be displayed when musicaldata (CD-DA) is playing.

l The period from when a CD-RW isinserted to when it begins playing islonger than a normal CD or CD-R.

l Completely read the instruction manualand cautions for CD-R/CD-RWs.

l Do not use discs with cellophane tapeadhering, partially peeled off labels, oradhesive material exuding from theedges of the CD label. Also, do not usediscs with a commercially-availableCD-R label affixed. The disc may noteject resulting in a malfunction.

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qOperating tips for MP3

NOTESupply of this product only conveys a licensefor private, non-commercial use and does notconvey a license nor imply any right to use thisproduct in any commercial (i.e. revenue-generating) real time broadcasting (terrestrial,satellite, cable and/or any other media),broadcasting/streaming via the Internet,intranets and/or other networks or in otherelectronic content distribution systems, such aspay-audio or audio-on-demand applications.An independent license for such use isrequired. For details, please visithttp://www.mp3licensing.com.

l This audio system handles MP3 filesthat have been recorded on CD-R/CD-RW/CD-ROMs. Discs that have beenrecorded using the following formatscan be played:l ISO 9660 level 1l ISO 9660 level 2l Joliet extended formatl Romeo extended format

l This unit handles MP3 filesconforming to the MP3 formatcontaining both header frames and dataframes.

l This unit can play multi-sessionrecorded discs that have up to 40sessions.

l This unit can play MP3s with samplingfrequencies of 16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48kHz.

l This unit can play MP3 files that havebeen recorded in bit rates of 8 kbps to320 kbps. Nonetheless, to insureenjoyment of music with consistentsound quality, it is recommended to usediscs that have been recorded at a bitrate of 128 kbps or more.

l If a disc has both music data (CD-DA)and MP3 files, playback of the two filetypes differs depending on how thedisc was recorded.

l Packet written discs cannot be playedon this unit.

l This unit does not play CDs recordedusing MP3i (MP3 interactive), MP3PRO and RIFF MP3 formats.

About folders and files

l The order of hierarchy for MP3 filesand folders during playback or otherfunctions is from shallow to deep. Thearrangement and playing order of arecorded disc containing MP3 files isas follows:l File number

A numerical file number is assignedto each file in a folder in the order ofhierarchy from shallow to deep.

l Folder numberA numerical folder number isassigned to each folder in the orderof hierarchy from shallow to deep.

NOTEFolders and tracks (files) within the samehierarchy play in the order they were written tothe disc depending on the write software.

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05

04

0706

1

7

3

2

4

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5

Folder No.

Level1Level2

Level3

Playback may not occur in the above hierarchy depending on the audio unit.

Level4

: Track (File): Folder

l The folder order is automaticallyassigned and this order cannot beoptionally set.

l Any folder without an MP3 file will beignored. (It will be skipped and thefolder number will not be displayed.)

l MP3 files not conforming to the MP3format containing both header framesand data frames will be skipped andnot played.

l This unit will play MP3 files that haveup to eight levels. However, the morelevels a disc has, the longer it will taketo initially start playing. It isrecommended to record discs with twolevels or less.

l A single disc with up to 512 files canbe played and a single folder with up to255 files can be played.

l When naming an MP3 file, be sure toadd an MP3 file extension (.mp3) afterthe file name.

l The maximum number of charactersthat can be used for file names is asfollows. However, this unit will onlydisplay up to 32 characters, includingthe file extension (.mp3).

Maximum number ofcharacters in a file name(including a separator “.”and the three letters of the

file extension)

ISO9660 level 1 12*

ISO9660 level 2 31*

Joliet extendedformat

64

Romeo extendedformat

128

* English one-byte characters (capitalized only) andunderbar “_” are available.

CAUTIONThis unit can only play MP3 files thathave an MP3 file extension (.mp3)attached. Do not attach an MP3 fileextension to any other type file as itcould cause noise to be emitted or amalfunction in the unit.

About ID3 Tag display

l This unit can only display ID3 Tagalbum, track and artist names that havebeen input using Ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3formats. Any other data that may havebeen input cannot be displayed.

l This unit can only display English(including numerals) one-bytecharacters. Use only English (includingnumerals) one-byte characters wheninputting ID3 tags. Two-byte charactersand some special symbols cannot bedisplayed.

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Specialized glossary

MP3

Abbreviation for “MPEG Audio Layer 3”.A technical standard for audiocompression as decided by an ISO(International Organization forStandardization) MPEG working group.Use of MP3 allows for audio data to becompressed to approximately a tenth ofthe source data size.

ISO 9660

An international standard for logicalformatting of CD-ROM files and folders.It is divided into three separate levelsbased on differences in file namingprocedures, data configuration and othercharacteristics.

Multi-session

A session is the complete amount of datarecorded from the beginning to the end ofa single period of CD-ROM, CD-R/CD-RW data recording. Multi-session refers tothe existence of data from two or moresessions on a single disc.

Sampling

Refers to the process of encoding analogaudio data at regular intervals andconverting it to digital data. The samplingrate refers to the number of times asample is taken in one second and isexpressed in Hz units. Increasing thesampling rate improves the sound qualitybut also increases the data size.

Bit rate

Refers to the volume of data per second,expressed in bps (bits per second).Generally, the larger the number of thetransfer bit rate when compressing anMP3 file, the more information regardingmusical reproduction it carries, andtherefore the better the sound quality.

Packet writing

A general term for the method, similar tothat used for floppy discs or hard drives,of recording the required file in a singleincrement on a CD-R and similar.

ID3 Tag

ID3 tag is a method for storinginformation related to the music in anMP3 file. Information such as track, artistand album name can be stored. Thiscontent can be freely edited using ID3editing function software.

VBR

Abbreviation for Variable Bit Rate. WhileCBR (Constant Bit Rate) is generallyused, VBR varies the bit rate for audiocompression according to compressionconditions and this allows forcompression with preference given tosound quality.

qOperating Tips for WMA

WMA is short for Windows Media Audioand is the audio compression format usedby Microsoft.Audio data can be created and stored at ahigher compression ratio than MP3.* Microsoft and Windows Media are

registered trademarks of MicrosoftCorporation U.S. in the United Statesand other countries.

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Playable WMA file specification

CD-R and CD-RW including WMA filescan be played with this unit. Discs whichconform to the following formats can beplayed.Playable WMA files are as follows:

Item Content

SpecificationWindows MediaAudio Version 7.0,8.0, 9.0

Samplingfrequency

Bit rate

32kHz. . . . . . . 32, 40,48 kbps

44.1kHz . . . . . 32, 48,64, 80, 96, 128, 160,192, 256, 320 kbps

48kHz. . . . . . . 64, 96,128, 160, 192 kbps

VBR (Variable Bit Rate) Supported

Channel mode Stereo/Monaural

WMA tagTitle, artist name,album name

CAUTIONThis unit plays files with the (.wma)file extension as a WMA file. Do notuse the WMA file extension for filesother than WMA files. It may causenoise or a malfunction.

l In a WMA file, the track name, artistname and album name are recordedwith data called “WMA-Tag”, and theinformation can be displayed.

l WMA files which do not comply withthe specific standard may not be playedcorrectly or its file and folder namemay not be displayed correctly.

l The file extension may not be provideddepending on the computer operatingsystem, version, software, or settings.In this case, add the file extension“.wma” to the end of the file name, andthen write the disc.

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Audio Set

Power/Volume/Sound Controls .............................................................................. page 6-20Clock ...................................................................................................................... page 6-24Operating the Radio ............................................................................................... page 6-26Operating the Compact Disc (CD) Player .............................................................. page 6-28Operating the Auxiliary jack .................................................................................. page 6-31Error Indications ..................................................................................................... page 6-32

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qPower/Volume/Sound Controls

Display

Power/Volume/Audio control dial

Menu button

Power ON/OFF

Switch the ignition to ACC or ON.

Press the power/volume dial to turn theaudio system on.Press the power/volume dial again to turnthe audio system off.

NOTETo prevent the battery from being discharged,do not leave the audio system on for a longperiod of time when the engine is not running.

Volume adjustment

To adjust the volume, turn the power/volume dial.

Turn the power/volume dial to the right toincrease volume, to the left to decrease it.

Audio sound adjustment

1. Press the menu button ( ) toselect the function. The selectedfunction will be indicated.

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*1

*3

*1*2

*1*2

*1 Depending on the mode selected, theindication changes.

*2 RPT and RDM are displayed onlyduring CD playback.

*3 If your vehicle is not equipped withrear speakers, adjust the power/volume dial so the level is even.

2. Turn the audio control dial to adjust theselected functions as follows:

Indication Turn Left Turn Right

Select mode*1

Select mode

Decreasebass

Increasebass

Decreasetreble

Increasetreble

Shift thesound to the

front

Shift thesound to the

rear

Shift thesound to the

left

Shift thesound to the

right

OFF ON

*1 Refer to Operating the Compact Disc (CD)Player on page 6-28.

NOTEAbout 5 seconds after selecting any mode, thevolume function will be automatically selected.To reset bass, treble, fade, and balance, pressthe menu button ( ) for 2 seconds. Theunit will beep and “CLEAR” will be displayed.

Automatic Level Control (ALC)

The automatic level control (ALC) is afeature that automatically adjusts audiovolume and sound quality according tothe vehicle speed.The volume increases in accordance withthe increase in vehicle speed, anddecreases as vehicle speed decreases.

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Select the desired ALC mode.

Mode Volume change

No change

Minimum

Medium

Maximum

Turn the audio control dial to select ALCOFF or ALC LEVEL1―7 modes. Theselected mode will be indicated.

Setting RPT (CD Repeat Play)

Repeated playback of the track currentlybeing played can be set on or off duringplayback of the CD (page 6-28).

Setting RDM (CD Random Play)

Random playback of tracks on a CD canbe set on or off during playback of the CD(page 6-28).

BEEP setting

The beep-sound when operating the audiosystem can be set on or off.

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qClock

DisplayClock button

Hour/Minute set switch

Setting the time

The clock can be set at any time when theignition is switched to ACC or ON.

1. To adjust the time, press the clockbutton ( ) for about 2 secondsuntil a beep is heard.

2. The currently set time and hour settingdisplay flashes.Time adjustmentTo adjust the time, press the hour/minute set switch ( , ) while theclock's current time is flashing.The hours advance while the upper sideof the switch is pressed. The minutesadvance while the lower side of theswitch is pressed.

3. Press the clock button ( ) againto start the clock.

Changing the display mode

The display on the unit can be changed bypressing the clock button ( ). Thisalternates the display between clock modeand normal mode. When the clock modehas been selected, the time will bedisplayed.

NOTEThe displays differ when using the audio inclock mode and normal mode.

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qOperating the Radio

Display

Band selector button

Scan button

Tuning button Channel preset buttons

Auto memory button

Radio ON

Press a band selector button ( ) toturn the radio on.

Band selection

Successively pressing the band selectorbutton ( ) switches the bands asfollows: FM1→FM2→AM.

The selected mode will be indicated. IfFM stereo is being received, “ST” will bedisplayed.

NOTEIf the FM broadcast signal becomes weak,reception automatically changes fromSTEREO to MONO for reduced noise, and the“ST” indicator will go out.

Tuning

The radio has the following tuningmethods: Manual, Seek, Scan, Presetchannel, and Auto memory tuning. Theeasiest way to tune stations is to set themon preset channels.

NOTEIf the power supply is interrupted (fuse blowsor the battery is disconnected), the presetchannels will be erased.

Manual tuning

Select the station by pressing the tuningbutton ( , ) lightly.

Seek tuning

Automatic search for radio stations startswhen the tuning button ( , ) is presseduntil a beep sound is heard. The searchstops when a station is found.

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NOTEIf you continue to press and hold the button thefrequency will continue changing withoutstopping.

Scan tuning

Press the scan button ( ) toautomatically sample stations with astrong frequency. Scanning stops at eachstation for about 5 seconds. To hold astation, press the scan button ( )again during this interval.

Preset channel tuning

The 6 preset channels can be used to store6 AM and 12 FM stations.

1. To set a channel first select AM, FM1,or FM2. Tune to the desired station.

2. Depress a channel preset button forabout 2 seconds until a beep sound isheard. The preset channel number andstation frequency will be displayed.The station is now held in the memory.

3. Repeat this operation for the otherstations and bands you want to store.To tune one in the memory, select AM,FM1, or FM2 and then press itschannel preset button. The stationfrequency and the channel number willbe displayed.

NOTEIf the power supply is interrupted (fuse blowsor the battery is disconnected), the presetchannels will be erased.

Auto memory tuning

This is especially useful when driving inan area where the local stations are notknown. Additional AM/FM stations canbe stored without disturbing thepreviously set channels.

Press and hold the auto memory button( ) for about 2 seconds until a beepsound is heard; the system willautomatically scan and temporarily storeup to 6 stations with the strongestfrequencies in each selected band in thatarea.

After scanning is completed, the stationwith the strongest frequency will be tunedand its frequency displayed.Press and release the auto memory button( ) to recall stations from the auto-stored stations. One stored station will beselected each time; its frequency andchannel number will be displayed.

NOTEIf no stations can be tuned after scanningoperations, “A” will be displayed.

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qOperating the Compact Disc (CD) Player

Display

Track down/Reverse button

Track up/Fast-forward button

CD eject buttonCD slot

CD play button

Text button

Scroll button

Menu button

Scan button

Audio control dial

Folder down button

Folder up button

Type Playable data

Music/MP3/WMA CDplayer

l Music data (CD-DA)l MP3/WMA file

NOTEIf a disc has both music data (CD-DA) andMP3/WMA files, playback of the two or threefile types differs depending on how the discwas recorded.

Inserting the CD

Insert the CD into the slot, label-side up.The auto-loading mechanism will set theCD and begin play.

NOTEThere will be a short lapse before play beginswhile the player reads the digital signals onthe CD.

Ejecting the CD

Press the CD eject button ( ) to eject theCD.

Playback

Press the CD play button ( ) to startplay when a CD is in the unit.If a CD is not in the unit when the CDplay button ( ) is pressed,“NO DISC” will flash on and off.

Fast-forward/Reverse

Press and hold the fast-forward button( ) to advance through a track at highspeed.Press and hold the reverse button ( ) toreverse through a track at high speed.

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Track search

Press the track up button ( ) once to skipforward to the beginning of the next track.Press the track down button ( ) once toskip back to the beginning of the currenttrack.

Folder search (during MP3/WMA CDplayback)

To change to the previous folder, press thefolder down button ( ), or press thefolder up button ( ) to advance to thenext folder.

Music scan

During music CD playback

This function scans the titles on a CD andplays 10 seconds of each song to aid youin finding a song you want to listen to.

During MP3/WMA CD playback

This function scans the titles in a foldercurrently being played and plays 10seconds of each song to aid you in findinga song you want to listen to.

Press the scan button ( ) duringplayback to start the scan play operation(the track number will flash).Press the scan button ( ) again tocancel scan playback.

NOTEIf the unit is left in scan, normal playback willresume where scan was selected.

Repeat playback

During music CD playback

1. Press the menu button ( ), selectthe repeat mode and “RPT” will bedisplayed.

2. Turn the audio control dial and select“RPT ON”.

3. Turn the audio control dial and select“RPT OFF” to cancel the repeat play.

During MP3/WMA CD playback

(Track repeat)

1. Press the menu button ( ), selectthe repeat mode and “RPT” will bedisplayed.

2. Turn the audio control dial and select“TRACK RPT”.

3. Turn the audio control dial and select“RPT OFF” to cancel the repeat play.

(Folder repeat)

1. Press the menu button ( ), selectthe repeat mode and “RPT” will bedisplayed.

2. Turn the audio control dial and select“FOLDER RPT”.

3. Turn the audio control dial and select“RPT OFF” to cancel the repeat play.

Random playback

Tracks are randomly selected and played.

During music CD playback

1. Press the menu button ( ), selectthe random mode and “RDM” will bedisplayed.

2. Turn the audio control dial and select“RDM ON”.

3. Turn the audio control dial and select“RDM OFF” to cancel the randomplay.

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During MP3/WMA CD playback

(Folder random)

1. Press the menu button ( ), selectthe random mode and “RDM” will bedisplayed.

2. Turn the audio control dial and select“FOLDER RDM”.

3. Turn the audio control dial and select“RDM OFF” to cancel the randomplay.

(CD random)

1. Press the menu button ( ), selectthe random mode and “RDM” will bedisplayed.

2. Turn the audio control dial and select“DISC RDM”.

3. Turn the audio control dial and select“RDM OFF” to cancel the randomplay.

Switching the display

For files with a file name and otherinformation that have been input, thedisplay switches between display of thefile name and other information each timethe text button ( ) is pressed duringplayback.Music CD

Track name

Album name

Artist name

Track number/Elapsed time

MP3/WMA CD

File name

Folder name

Album name (ID3 Tag)

Song name (ID3 Tag)

Artist name (ID3 Tag)

Folder number/File number

File number/Elapsed time

NOTEl Other display items may not fully appear

while the clock is displayed.l The information viewable in the display is

only CD information (such as artist name,song title) which has been recorded to theCD.

l The system can only display one-bytealphabetic characters. If two-byte or othertypes of characters have been recorded tothe CD, they may not display correctly.

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Display scroll

Only 8 characters (File name) or 12characters (Except file name) can bedisplayed at one time. To display the restof the characters of a long title, press thescroll button ( ). The display scrollsthe next 12 characters. Press the scrollbutton ( ) again after the last 12characters have been displayed to returnto the beginning of the title.

NOTEThe displayable number of characters islimited. If the number of characters, includingthe file extension (.mp3/.wma), exceeds 64characters, it may not be fully displayed.

Message display

If there is a CD-related problem,“CHECK CD” is displayed repeatedly.Turn the audio unit on again, check theCD for damage, soiling or whether theCD has been inserted upside down, andthen properly reinsert it. If the messagereappears, have the unit inspected by anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

qOperating the Auxiliary jack

You can connect portable audio units,such as an MP3 player or similar productson the market, to the auxiliary jack tolisten to music or audio over the vehicle'sspeakers. Use a commercially-available,non-impedance (3.5 ) stereo mini plugcable. Contact an Authorized MazdaDealer for details. Refer to AuxiliaryInput (page 6-35).

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qError Indications

If you see an error indication on the display, find the cause in the chart. If you cannot clearthe error indication, take the vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Indication Cause Solution

CHECK CD

CD is inserted upside downInsert the CD properly. If the error indication continuesto display, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

CD is defectiveInsert another CD properly. If the error indicationcontinues to display, consult an Authorized MazdaDealer.

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Audio Control SwitchOperationí

When the audio unit is turned on,operation of the audio unit from thesteering wheel is possible.

NOTEBecause the audio unit will be turned off underthe following conditions, the switches will beinoperable.l When the ignition is switched off.l When the power button on the audio unit is

pressed and the audio unit is turned off.l When the CD being played is ejected and

the audio unit is turned off.

qAdjusting the Volume

To increase the volume, press up thevolume switch.

To decrease the volume, press down thevolume switch.

qChanging the Source

Press the mode switch ( ) to changethe audio source (FM1 radio → FM2radio → AM radio → CD player → AUX→ cyclical).

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NOTEl CD mode cannot be selected if a CD has

not been inserted.l The AUX mode is unavailable unless you

connect a commercially available portableaudio unit (such as an MP3 player) to theauxiliary jack. Connect a portable audiounit or similar product on the market to theauxiliary jack to listen to music or audioover the vehicle's speakers. Change theaudio source to AUX mode (page 6-35).

qSeek Switch

When listening to the radio

Press the seek switch ( , ), the radioswitches to the next/previous storedstation in the order that it was stored(1―6).

Press and hold the seek switch ( , ) toseek all usable stations at a higher orlower frequency whether programmed ornot.

When playing a CD

Press the seek switch ( ) to skip to thenext track.Press the seek switch ( ) to repeat thecurrent track.Press and hold the seek switch in the up ordown position to continuously switch thetracks up or down.

qMute Switch

Press the mute switch ( ) once to muteaudio, press it again to resume audiooutput.

NOTEIf the ignition is switched off with the audiomuted, the mute will be canceled.Therefore, when the engine is restarted, theaudio is not muted. To mute the audio again,press the mute switch ( ).

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AUX Mode (Auxiliary input)You can connect portable audio units,such as an MP3 player or similar productson the market, to the auxiliary jack tolisten to music or audio over the vehicle'sspeakers.To use the auxiliary jack, pull up its cover.A commercially-available, non-impedance(3.5 ) stereo mini plug cable is required.Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer fordetails.

WARNINGDo not adjust the portable audio unitor a similar product while driving thevehicle:

Adjusting the portable audio unit ora similar product while driving thevehicle is dangerous as it coulddistract your attention from thevehicle operation which could lead toa serious accident. Always adjust theportable audio unit or a similarproduct while the vehicle is stopped.

Do not allow the connection plug cordto get tangled with the parking brakeor the shift lever:

Allowing the plug cord to becometangled with the parking brake orthe shift lever is dangerous as itcould interfere with driving, resultingin an accident.

CAUTIONØ Close the cover when the auxiliary

jack is not in use to preventforeign objects and liquids frompenetrating the auxiliary jack.

Ø Do not place objects or apply forceto the auxiliary jack with the plugconnected.

Ø Depending on the portable audiodevice, noise may occur whenusing the device with it connectedto the accessory socket equippedon the vehicle. (If noise occurs, donot use the accessory socket.)

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NOTEl Before using the auxiliary jack, read the

manufacturer's instructions for the productbeing connected.

l Use a commercially-available, non-impedance (3.5 ) stereo mini plug forconnecting the portable audio unit to theauxiliary jack. Before using the auxiliaryjack, read the manufacturer's instructionsfor connecting a portable audio unit to theauxiliary jack.

l To prevent discharging of the battery, donot use the auxiliary input for long periodswith the engine off or idling.

l Noise may occur depending on the productconnected to the auxiliary jack.

l With regard to connecting a portable audioor similar device to a power source, use thebattery for the device, not the accessorysocket.

l Insert the plug to the auxiliary jacksecurely.

l Insert or remove the plug with the plugperpendicular to the auxiliary jack hole.

l Insert or remove the plug by holding itsbase.

To listen to a portable audio unit

1. Switch the ignition to ACC or ON.

2. Insert the connection plug into theauxiliary jack.

3. Press the power/volume dial to turn theaudio system on.

4. Press the source change button( ) of the audio unit or the modeswitch ( ) of the audio controlswitches on the steering wheel tochange to the AUX mode.

Audio Unit Audio Control Switches

NOTEl Set the volume of the portable audio unit to

the maximum within the range that thesound does not become distorted, thenadjust the volume using the power/volumedial of the audio unit or the volume switch( , ) of the audio control switch.

l Audio adjustments other than audio volumecan only be done using the portable audiodevice.

l If the connection plug is pulled out from theauxiliary jack while in AUX mode, noisemay occur.

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Safety CertificationThis CD player is made and tested to meet exacting safety standards. It meets FCCrequirements and complies with safety performance standards of the U.S. Department ofHealth and Human Services.

CAUTIONØ This CD player should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified

service personnel.If servicing is required, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Ø Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than thosespecified herein may result in hazardous laser exposure. Never operate the CDplayer with the top case of the unit removed.

Ø Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible forcompliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.

NOTEFor CD player section:This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following twoconditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept anyinterference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

NOTEThis equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protectionagainst harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and canradiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee thatinterference will not occur in a particular installation.

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SunvisorsWhen you need a sunvisor, lower it foruse in front or swing it to the side.

Sunvisor

qVanity Mirrors

To use the vanity mirror, lower thesunvisor.

Interior Lights

qIlluminated Entry System

When the illuminated entry systemoperates, the overhead light (switch is inthe DOOR position) turns on for:l About 30 seconds after the driver'sdoor is unlocked and the ignition isswitched off (with the ignition keyremoved).

l About 15 seconds after all doors areclosed.

l About 15 seconds after the ignition isswitched off (with the ignition keyremoved) with all doors closed.

The light also turns off when:l The ignition is switched ON and alldoors are closed.

l The driver's door is locked.

NOTEBattery saverIf any door is left opened, the light turns offafter about 30 minutes to save the battery.The light turns on again when the ignition isswitched ON, or when any door is opened afterall doors have been closed.

qOverhead Light

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SwitchPosition

Overhead Light

Light off

l Light is on when any door is openl Light is on or off when the

illuminated entry system is on

Light on

qLuggage Compartment Light

SwitchPosition

Luggage Compartment Light

Light off

Light on when the liftgate is open

Cup Holder

WARNINGNever use a cup holder to hold hotliquids while the vehicle is moving:

Using a cup holder to hold hot liquidswhile the vehicle is moving isdangerous. If the contents spill, youcould be scalded.

Do not put anything other than cups ordrink cans in cup holders:

Putting objects other than cups ordrink cans in a cup holder isdangerous.During sudden braking ormaneuvering, occupants could be hitand injured, or objects could bethrown around the vehicle, causinginterference with the driver and thepossibility of an accident. Only use acup holder for cups or drink cans.

The cup holder is in the center console.

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Use the center console divider to place acup or canned drink on the center consoletray.

Center console divider

NOTEA 567 g (20 oz) cup can be placed in each ofthe cup holders indicated by the arrows. If acup exceeding 567 g (20 oz) is placed in one ofthe cup holders, the cup could tip over becauseit cannot be held firmly, and moreover, the cupmay interfere with the operation of the seats.

Bottle HolderBottle holders are on the inside of thefront doors.

Bottle holder

CAUTIONDo not use the bottle holders forcontainers without caps. Thecontents may spill when the door isopened or closed.

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Storage Compartments

WARNINGKeep storage boxes closed whendriving:

Driving with the storage boxes openis dangerous. To reduce thepossibility of injury in an accident ora sudden stop, keep the storageboxes closed when driving.

CAUTIONDo not leave lighters or eyeglasses inthe storage boxes while parked underthe sun. A lighter could explode orthe plastic material in eyeglassescould deform and crack from hightemperature.

qGlove Compartment

To open the glove compartment, pull thelatch toward you.

To close the glove compartment, firmlypress in the center of the glovecompartment lid.

qCenter Console Tray

WARNINGNever use a cup holder to hold hotliquids while the vehicle is moving:

Using a cup holder to hold hot liquidswhile the vehicle is moving isdangerous. If the contents spill, youcould be scalded.

A cup or small items can be placed on thecenter console tray using the centerconsole divider.The center console tray is large enough toplace a small item when the centerconsole divider is not in use.

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Accessory SocketSwitch the ignition to ACC or ON.Only use genuine Mazda accessories orthe equivalent requiring no greater than120 W (DC 12 V, 10 A).

CAUTIONØ To prevent accessory socket

damage or electrical failure, payattention to the following:Ø Do not use accessories that

require more than 120 W (DC 12V, 10 A).

Ø Do not use accessories that arenot genuine Mazda accessoriesor the equivalent.

Ø Close the cover when theaccessory socket is not in use toprevent foreign objects andliquids from getting into theaccessory socket.

Ø Correctly insert the plug intothe accessory socket.

Ø Do not insert the cigarettelighter into the accessorysocket.

Ø Noise may occur on the audioplayback depending on the deviceconnected to the accessory socket.

Ø Depending on the deviceconnected to the accessory socket,the vehicle's electrical system maybe affected, which could cause thewarning light to illuminate.Disconnect the connected deviceand make sure that the problem isresolved. If the problem isresolved, disconnect the devicefrom the socket and switch theignition off. If the problem is notresolved, consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer.

NOTETo prevent discharging of the battery, do notuse the socket for long periods with the engineoff or idling.

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7 In Case of an Emergency

Helpful information on what to do in an emergency.

Parking in an Emergency ............................................................. 7-2Parking in an Emergency .......................................................... 7-2

Flat Tire ......................................................................................... 7-3Spare Tire and Tool Storage ...................................................... 7-3Changing a Flat Tire ................................................................. 7-6

Overheating ................................................................................. 7-15Overheating ............................................................................. 7-15

Emergency Starting .................................................................... 7-17Starting a Flooded Engine ....................................................... 7-17Jump-Starting .......................................................................... 7-18Push-Starting ........................................................................... 7-21

Emergency Towing ..................................................................... 7-22Towing Description ................................................................. 7-22Tiedown Hooks ....................................................................... 7-23Recreational Towing ............................................................... 7-24

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Parking in an EmergencyThe hazard warning lights should alwaysbe used when you stop on or near aroadway in an emergency.

The hazard warning lights warn otherdrivers that your vehicle is a traffic hazardand that they must take extreme cautionwhen near it.

Depress the hazard warning flasher and allthe turn signals will flash.

NOTEl The turn signals do not work when the

hazard warning lights are on.l Check local regulations about the use of

hazard warning lights while the vehicle isbeing towed to verify that it is not inviolation of the law.

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Spare Tire and Tool StorageSpare tire and tools are stored in the locations illustrated in the diagram.

Jack leverLug wrench

JackTool bag

Spare tire

Flat tire belt

Towing eyelet

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qJack

To remove the jack

1. Remove the cover.

2. Turn the wing bolt and jack screwcounterclockwise.

Wing bolt

Jack screw

To secure the jack

1. Insert the wing bolt into the jack withthe jack screw pointing down and turnthe wing bolt clockwise to temporarilytighten it.

2. Turn the jack screw in the directionshown in the figure.

Wing bolt

Jack screw

3. Turn the wing bolt completely tosecure the jack.

NOTEIf the jack is not completely secured, it couldrattle while driving. Make sure the jack screwis sufficiently tightened.

Maintenance

l Always keep the jack clean.l Make sure the moving parts are keptfree from dirt or rust.

l Make sure the screw thread isadequately lubricated.

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qSpare Tire

Your Mazda has a temporary spare tire.The temporary spare tire is lighter andsmaller than a conventional tire, and isdesigned only for emergency use andshould be used only for VERY shortperiods. Temporary spare tires shouldNEVER be used for long drives orextended periods.

WARNINGDo not install the temporary spare tireon the front wheels (driving wheels):

Driving with the temporary spare tireon one of the front driving wheels isdangerous. Handling will be affected.You could lose control of the vehicle,especially on ice or snow boundroads, and have an accident. Move aregular tire to the front wheel andinstall the temporary spare tire to therear.

CAUTIONØ When using the temporary spare

tire, driving stability may decreasecompared to when using only theconventional tire. Drive carefully.

Ø To avoid damage to the temporaryspare tire or to the vehicle, observethe following precautions:Ø Do not exceed 80 km/h (50

mph).Ø Avoid driving over obstacles.

Also, do not drive through anautomatic car wash. This tire'sdiameter is smaller than aconventional tire, so the groundclearance is reduced about10 mm (0.4 in).

Ø Do not use a tire chain on thistire because it will not fitproperly.

Ø Do not use your temporaryspare tire on any other vehicle,it has been designed only foryour Mazda.

Ø Use only one temporary sparetire on your vehicle at the sametime.

NOTE(With Tire Pressure Monitoring System)A tire pressure sensor is not installed to thetemporary spare tire. The warning light willflash continuously while the temporary sparetire is being used (page 5-25).

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Flat Tire

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To remove the spare tire

1. Remove the trunk mat.

Trunk mat

2. Turn the tire hold-down boltcounterclockwise using the lug wrench.

To secure the spare tire

Perform the removal procedure in reverse.

Changing a Flat TireNOTEIf the following occurs while driving, it couldindicate a flat tire.l Steering becomes difficult.l The vehicle begins to vibrate excessively.l The vehicle pulls in one direction.

If you have a flat tire, drive slowly to alevel spot that is well off the road and outof the way of traffic to change the tire.Stopping in traffic or on the shoulder of abusy road is dangerous.

WARNINGBe sure to follow the directions forchanging a tire:

Changing a tire is dangerous if notdone properly. The vehicle can slip offthe jack and seriously injuresomeone. No person should placeany portion of their body under avehicle that is supported by a jack.

Never allow anyone inside a vehiclesupported by a jack:

Allowing someone to remain in avehicle supported by a jack isdangerous. The occupant could causethe vehicle to fall resulting in seriousinjury.

CAUTION(With Tire Pressure MonitoringSystem)The wheels equipped on your Mazdaare specially designed for installationof the tire pressure sensors. Do notuse non-genuine wheels, otherwise itmay not be possible to install the tirepressure sensors.

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NOTEl Make sure the jack is well lubricated before

using it.(With Tire Pressure Monitoring System)l Be sure to register the tire pressure sensor

ID signal code whenever tires or wheels arechanged (page 5-27).

1. Park on a level surface off the right-of-way and firmly set the parking brake.

2. Put a vehicle with an automatictransaxle in Park (P), a manualtransaxle in Reverse (R) or 1, and turnoff the engine.

3. Turn on the hazard warning flasher.

4. Have everyone get out of the vehicleand away from the vehicle and traffic.

5. Remove the jack, tool bag, and sparetire (page 7-3).

6. Block the wheel diagonally oppositethe flat tire. When blocking a wheel,place a tire block both in front andbehind the tire.

NOTEWhen blocking a tire, use rocks or wood blocksof sufficient size if possible to hold the tire inplace.

qRemoving a Flat Tire

1. If your vehicle is equipped with awheel cover, pry off the wheel coverwith the beveled end of the jack lever.

NOTEForce the end of the jack lever firmly betweenwheel and cover, or removal will be difficult.

CAUTIONThere is a valve-stem mark inside thewheel cover. When installing thewheel cover, align this mark with thetire's valve stem.Damage could occur duringinstallation if the wheel cover is notproperly aligned.

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2. Loosen the lug nuts by turning themcounterclockwise one turn each, but donot remove any lug nuts until the tirehas been raised off the ground.

3. Place the jack on the ground.

4. Turn the jack screw in the directionshown in the figure and adjust the jackhead so that it is close to the jack-upposition.

Jack head

5. Place the jack under the jack-upposition closest to the tire beingchanged with the jack head squarelyunder the jack-up point.

Jacking position

6. Continue raising the jack headgradually by rotating the screw withyour hand until the jack head isinserted into the jack-up position.

Tire blocks

Jacking position

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WARNINGUse only the front and rear jackingpositions recommended in this manual:

Attempting to jack the vehicle inpositions other than thoserecommended in this manual isdangerous. The vehicle could slip offthe jack and seriously injure or evenkill someone. Use only the front andrear jacking positions recommendedin this manual.

Do not jack up the vehicle in a positionother than the designated jack-upposition or place any objects on orunder the jack:

Jacking up the vehicle in a positionother than the designated jack-upposition or placing objects on orunder the jack is dangerous as itcould deform the vehicle body or thevehicle could fall off the jackresulting in an accident.

Use only the jack provided with yourMazda:

Using a jack that is not designed foryour Mazda is dangerous. The vehiclecould slip off the jack and seriouslyinjure someone.

Never place objects under the jack:Jacking the vehicle with an objectunder the jack is dangerous. The jackcould slip and someone could beseriously injured by the jack or thefalling vehicle.

7. Insert the jack lever and attach the lugwrench to tire jack.

8. Turn the lug wrench clockwise andraise the vehicle high enough so thatthe spare tire can be installed. Beforeremoving the lug nuts, make sure yourMazda is firmly in position and that itcannot slip or move.

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Flat Tire

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WARNINGDo not jack up the vehicle higher thanis necessary:

Jacking up the vehicle higher than isnecessary is dangerous as it coulddestabilize the vehicle resulting in anaccident.

Do not start the engine or shake thevehicle while it is jacked up:

Starting the engine or shaking thevehicle while it is jacked up isdangerous as it could cause thevehicle to fall off the jack resulting inan accident.

Never go under the vehicle while it isjacked up:

Going under the vehicle while it isjacked up is dangerous as it couldresult in death or serious injury if thevehicle were to fall off the jack.

9. Remove the lug nuts by turning themcounterclockwise; then remove thewheel and center cap.

qLocking Lug Nuts

If your vehicle has optional antitheftwheel lug nuts, one on each wheel willlock the tires and you must use a specialkey to unlock them. This key is attachedto the lug wrench and is stored with thespare tire. Register them with the lockmanufacturer by filling out the cardprovided in the glove compartment andmailing it in the accompanying envelope.If you lose this key, consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer or use the lockmanufacturer's order form, which is withthe registration card.

Special keyAntitheft lug nut

To remove an antitheft lug nut

1. Obtain the key for the antitheft lug nut.

2. Place the key on top of the nut, and besure to hold the key square to it. If youhold the key at an angle, you maydamage both key and nut. Do not use apower impact wrench.

3. Place the lug wrench on top of the keyand apply pressure. Turn the wrenchcounterclockwise.

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To install the nut

1. Place the key on top of the nut, and besure to hold the key square to it. If youhold the key at an angle, you maydamage both key and nut. Do not use apower impact wrench.

2. Place the lug wrench on top of the key,apply pressure, and turn it clockwise.

qMounting the Spare Tire

1. Remove dirt and grime from themounting surfaces of the wheel andhub, including the hub bolts, with acloth.

WARNINGMake sure the mounting surfaces ofthe wheel, hub and lug nuts are cleanbefore changing or replacing tires:

When changing or replacing a tire,not removing dirt and grime from themounting surfaces of the wheel, huband hub bolts is dangerous. The lugnuts could loosen while driving andcause the tire to come off, resulting inan accident.

2. Mount the spare tire.

3. Install the lug nuts with the bevelededge inward; tighten them by hand.

WARNINGDo not apply oil or grease to lug nutsand bolts and do not tighten the lugnuts beyond the recommendedtightening torque:

Applying oil or grease to lug nuts andbolts is dangerous. The lug nutscould loosen while driving and causethe tire to come off, resulting in anaccident. In addition, lug nuts andbolts could be damaged if tightenedmore than necessary.

4. Turn the lug wrench counterclockwiseand lower the vehicle. Use the lugwrench to tighten the nuts in the ordershown.

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If you are unsure of how tight the nutsshould be, have them inspected at anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

Nut tightening torque

N·m (kgf·m, ft·lbf) 88―118 (9―12, 65―87)

WARNINGAlways securely and correctly tightenthe lug nuts:

Improperly or loosely tightened lugnuts are dangerous. The wheel couldwobble or come off. This could resultin loss of vehicle control and cause aserious accident.

Be sure to reinstall the same nuts youremoved or replace them with metricnuts of the same configuration:

Because the wheel studs and lug nutson your Mazda have metric threads,using a non-metric nut is dangerous.On a metric stud, it would not securethe wheel and would damage thestud, which could cause the wheel toslip off and cause an accident.

5. Remove the luggage compartmentcover. Refer to Luggage Compartmenton page 3-14.

6. Remove the belt for securing the flattire.

7. Return the rear seatback to its originalposition. Refer to Split-Folding RearSeatback on page 2-5.

8. Remove the tire blocks and store thetools and jack.

9. Remove the center cap by tapping itwith the lug wrench.

10. Thread the belt through the rear seatas shown in the figure.

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11. Place the flat tire in the luggagecompartment.

12. Thread the buckle through the wheelas shown in the figure.

13. Thread the belt through the bucklewhile pressing the tire to the seatback.

14. Pull the belt end to secure the flat tire.

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15. Insert the luggage compartment coverfrom the top of the luggagecompartment opening with the clothside of the cover facing outward, andslide it between the flat tire and theinside perimeter of the luggagecompartment opening.

16. Check the tire inflation pressure.Refer to Tires on page 10-6.

17. Have the flat tire repaired or replacedas soon as possible.

WARNINGDo not drive with any tires that haveincorrect air pressure:

Driving on tires with incorrect airpressure is dangerous. Tires withincorrect pressure could affecthandling and result in an accident.When you check the regular tires' airpressure, check the spare tire, too.

NOTE(With Tire Pressure Monitoring System)A tire pressure sensor is not installed to thetemporary spare tire. The warning light willflash continuously while the temporary sparetire is being used (page 5-25).

NOTETo prevent the jack and tool from rattling, storethem properly.

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OverheatingIf the High engine coolant temperaturewarning light illuminates, the vehicleloses power, or you hear a loud knockingor pinging noise, the engine is probablytoo hot.

WARNING

Switch the ignition to off andmake sure the fan is not running beforeattempting to work near the coolingfan:

Working near the cooling fan when itis running is dangerous. The fancould continue running indefinitelyeven if the engine has stopped andthe engine compartment temperatureis high. You could be hit by the fanand seriously injured.

Do not remove the coolingsystem cap when the engine andradiator are hot:

When the engine and radiator arehot, scalding coolant and steam mayshoot out under pressure and causeserious injury.

Open the hood ONLY after steam is nolonger escaping from the engine:

Steam from an overheated engine isdangerous. The escaping steam couldseriously burn you.

If the High engine coolant temperaturewarning light illuminates:

1. Drive safely to the side of the road andpark off the right-of-way.

2. Put a vehicle with an automatictransaxle in park (P), a manualtransaxle in neutral.

3. Apply the parking brake.

4. Turn off the air conditioner.

5. Check whether coolant or steam isescaping from under the hood or fromthe engine compartment.

If steam is coming from the enginecompartment:Do not go near the front of the vehicle.Stop the engine.Wait until the steam dissipates, thenopen the hood and start the engine.

If neither coolant nor steam isescaping:Open the hood and idle the engine untilit cools.

CAUTIONIf the cooling fan does not operatewhile the engine is running, theengine temperature will increase.Stop the engine and call anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

6. Make sure the cooling fan is operating,then turn off the engine after thetemperature has decreased.

7. When cool, check the coolant reservoirlevel.If it's low, look for coolant leaks fromthe radiator and hoses.

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If you find a leak or other damage, or ifcoolant is still leaking:Stop the engine and call an AuthorizedMazda Dealer.

Cooling fan

If you find no problems, the engine iscool, and no leaks are obvious:Carefully add coolant as required (page8-13).

CAUTIONIf the engine continues to overheat orfrequently overheats, have thecooling system inspected. The enginecould be seriously damaged unlessrepairs are made. Consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

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Starting a Flooded EngineIf the engine fails to start, it may beflooded (excessive fuel in the engine).

Follow this procedure:

1. If the engine does not start within fiveseconds on the first try, switch theignition off, wait ten seconds and tryagain.

2. Make sure the parking brake is on.

3. Depress the accelerator all the way andhold it there.

4. Depress the clutch pedal (Manualtransaxle) or the brake pedal(Automatic transaxle).

5. Switch the ignition to START and holdit there―for up to ten seconds. If theengine starts, release the key andaccelerator immediately because theengine will suddenly rev up.

6. If the engine fails to start, crank itwithout depressing the accelerator―forup to ten seconds.

If the engine still does not start using theabove procedure, have your vehicleinspected by an Authorized MazdaDealer.

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Jump-StartingJump-starting is dangerous if done incorrectly. So follow the procedure carefully. If youfeel unsure about jump-starting, we strongly recommend that you have a competent servicetechnician do the work.

WARNING

Follow These Precautions Carefully:To ensure safe and correct handling of the battery, read the following precautionscarefully before using the battery or inspecting it.

Always wear eye protection when working near the battery:Working without eye protection is dangerous. Battery fluid contains SULFURIC ACIDwhich could cause blindness if splashed into your eyes. Also, hydrogen gas producedduring normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode.

Wear eye protection and protective gloves to prevent contact with batteryfluid:

Spilled battery fluid is dangerous.Battery fluid contains SULFURIC ACID which could cause serious injuries if it gets ineyes, skin or clothing. If this happens, immediately flush your eyes with water for 15minutes or wash your skin thoroughly and get medical attention.

Always keep batteries out of the reach of children:Allowing children to play near batteries is dangerous. Battery fluid could causeserious injuries if it gets in the eyes or on the skin.

Do not allow the positive ( ) terminal to contact any other metal object thatcould cause sparks:

Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, producedduring normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. Anexploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries. When working near abattery, do not allow metal tools to contact the positive ( ) or negative ( )terminal of the battery.

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Keep all flames, including cigarettes, and sparks away from open battery cells:Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, producedduring normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. Anexploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries.

Do not jump-start a frozen battery or one with a low fluid level:Jump-starting a frozen battery or one with a low fluid level is dangerous. It mayrupture or explode, causing serious injury.

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

Route the jumper cables away from parts that will be moving:Connecting a jumper cable near or to moving parts (cooling fans, belts) is dangerous.The cable could get caught when the engine starts and cause serious injury.

CAUTIONUse only a 12 V booster system. You can damage a 12 V starter, ignition system, andother electrical parts beyond repair with a 24 V power supply (two 12 V batteries inseries or a 24 V motor generator set).

Discharged battery

Jumper cables

Connect cables in numerical order and disconnect in reverse order.

Booster battery

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1. Remove the battery cover from its rearside.

2. Make sure the booster battery is 12 Vand that its negative terminal isgrounded.

3. If the booster battery is in anothervehicle, don't allow both vehicles totouch. Turn off the engine of thevehicle with the booster battery and allunnecessary electrical loads in bothvehicles.

4. Connect the jumper cables in the exactsequence as in the illustration.

l Connect one end of a cable to thepositive terminal on the dischargedbattery (1).

l Attach the other end to the positiveterminal on the booster battery (2).

l Connect one end of the other cableto the negative terminal of thebooster battery (3).

l Connect the other end to the groundpoint indicated in the illustrationaway from the discharged battery(4).

5. Start the engine of the booster vehicleand run it a few minutes. Then start theengine of the other vehicle.

6. When finished, carefully disconnect thecables in the reverse order described inthe illustration.

7. If the battery cover has been removed,install it in the reverse order ofremoval.

NOTEVerify that the covers are securely installed.

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Push-StartingDo not push-start your Mazda.

WARNINGNever tow a vehicle to start it:

Towing a vehicle to start it isdangerous. The vehicle being towedcould surge forward when its enginestarts, causing the two vehicles tocollide. The occupants could beinjured.

CAUTIONDo not push-start a vehicle that hasa manual transaxle. It can damagethe emission control system.

NOTEYou can't start a vehicle with an automatictransaxle by pushing it.

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Towing DescriptionWe recommend that towing be done onlyby an Authorized Mazda Dealer or acommercial tow-truck service.

Proper lifting and towing are necessary toprevent damage to the vehicle.Government and local laws must befollowed.

A towed vehicle usually should have itsdrive wheels (front wheels) off theground. If excessive damage or otherconditions prevent this, use wheel dollies.

Wheel dollies

When towing with the rear wheels on theground, release the parking brake.

CAUTIONDo not tow the vehicle pointedbackward with driving wheels on theground. This may cause internaldamage to the transaxle.

CAUTIONDo not tow with sling-typeequipment. This could damage yourvehicle. Use wheel-lift or flatbedequipment.

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Tiedown Hooks

CAUTIONDo not use the front and reartiedown eyelets for towing thevehicle.They have been designed only forsecuring the vehicle to a transportvessel during shipping.Using the eyelets for any otherpurpose could result in the vehiclebeing damaged.

qTiedown Hook-Front

1. Remove the tiedown eyelet, lugwrench, and jack lever from the trunk(page 7-3).

2. Wrap the jack lever with a soft cloth toprevent damage to the bumper andopen the cap located on the frontbumper.

CAUTIONThe cap cannot be completelyremoved. Do not use excessive forceas it may damage the cap or scratchthe painted bumper surface.

3. Securely install the tiedown eyeletusing the lug wrench.

Lug wrench

Tiedown eyelet

4. Hook the tying rope to the tiedowneyelet.

Tiedown eyelet

CAUTIONIf the tiedown eyelet is not securelytightened, it may loosen or disengagefrom the bumper when tying downthe vehicle. Make sure that thetiedown eyelet is securely tightenedto the bumper.

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qTiedown Hook-Rear

CAUTIONThe rear tiedown hook is designedonly for lashing the vehicle duringoverseas transport. Do not use therear tiedown hook for any other usesuch as transporting the vehicle ontrucks or railway.

Recreational TowingAn example of “recreational towing” istowing your vehicle behind a motorhome.The transaxle is not designed for towingthis vehicle on all 4 wheels.When doing recreational towing refer to“Towing Description” (page 7-22) and“Tiedown Hook” (page 7-23) andcarefully follow the instructions.

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8 Maintenance and Care

How to keep your Mazda in top condition.

Introduction .................................................................................. 8-2Introduction ............................................................................... 8-2

Scheduled Maintenance ................................................................ 8-3Scheduled Maintenance (USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico) ....... 8-3

Owner Maintenance ..................................................................... 8-8Owner Maintenance Schedule .................................................. 8-8Owner Maintenance Precautions ............................................... 8-9Engine Compartment Overview .............................................. 8-11Engine Oil ............................................................................... 8-12Engine Coolant ....................................................................... 8-13Brake/Clutch Fluid .................................................................. 8-15Automatic transaxle Fluid (ATF)í ......................................... 8-16Washer Fluid ........................................................................... 8-18Body Lubrication .................................................................... 8-19Wiper Blades ........................................................................... 8-19Battery ..................................................................................... 8-23Tires ........................................................................................ 8-26Light Bulbs ............................................................................. 8-32Fuses ....................................................................................... 8-39

Appearance Care ........................................................................ 8-45How to Minimize Environmental Paint Damage .................... 8-45Exterior Care ........................................................................... 8-47Interior Care ............................................................................ 8-51

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IntroductionBe extremely careful and prevent injury to yourself and others or damage to your vehiclewhen using this manual for inspection and maintenance.

If you are unsure about any procedure it describes, we strongly urge you to have a reliableand qualified service shop perform the work, preferably an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Factory-trained Mazda technicians and genuine Mazda parts are best for your vehicle.Without this expertise and the parts that have been designed and made especially for yourMazda, inadequate, incomplete, and insufficient servicing may result in problems. Thiscould lead to vehicle damage or an accident and injuries.

For expert advice and quality service, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

The owner should retain evidence that proper maintenance has been performed asprescribed.

Claims against the warranty resulting from lack of maintenance, as opposed to defectivematerials or authorized Mazda workmanship, will not be honored.

Any auto repair shop using parts equivalent to your Mazda's original equipment mayperform maintenance. But we recommend that it always be done by an AuthorizedMazda Dealer using genuine Mazda parts.

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Scheduled Maintenance (USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico)Follow Schedule 1 if the vehicle is operated mainly where none of the following conditionsapply.l Repeated short-distance drivingl Driving in dusty conditionsl Driving with extended use of brakesl Driving in areas where salt or other corrosive materials are usedl Driving on rough or muddy roadsl Extended periods of idling or low-speed operationl Driving for long periods in cold temperatures or extremely humid climatesl Driving in extremely hot conditionsl Driving in mountainous conditions continuallyIf any do apply, follow Schedule 2 (Canada and Puerto Rico residents follow Schedule 2).

NOTEAfter the prescribed period, continue to follow the described maintenance at the recommendedintervals.

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qSchedule 1

Maintenance Interval

Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first

Months 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48

×1000 km 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96

×1000 miles 7.5 15 22.5 30 37.5 45 52.5 60

ENGINE

Engine valve clearanceAudibly inspect every 120,000 km (75,000 miles), if noisy,

adjust

Drive belts I

Engine oil R R R R R R R R

Engine oil filter R R R R R R R R

COOLING SYSTEM

Engine coolantFL22 type*1

Replace at first 192,000 km (120,000 miles) or 10 years; afterthat, every 96,000 km (60,000 miles) or 5 years

OthersReplace at first 96,000 km (60,000 miles) or 4 years; after that,

every 2 years

FUEL SYSTEM

Air filter C C R C

Fuel lines and hoses*2 I I

Hoses and tubes for emission*2 I

IGNITION SYSTEM

Spark plugs Replace every 120,000 km (75,000 miles)

CHASSIS and BODY

Brake lines, hoses and connections I I

Disc brakes I I I I

Drum brakes I I

Tire (Rotation) Rotate every 12,000 km (7,500 miles)

Steering operation and linkages I I

Front and rear suspension, ball joints and wheelbearing axial play

I I

Driveshaft dust boots I I

Bolts and nuts on chassis and body T T

Exhaust system and heat shields Inspect every 72,000 km (45,000 miles) or 5 years

All locks and hinges L L L L L L L L

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Maintenance Interval

Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first

Months 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48

×1000 km 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96

×1000 miles 7.5 15 22.5 30 37.5 45 52.5 60

AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM

Cabin air filter R R

Chart symbols:

I: Inspect: Inspect and clean, repair, adjust, fill up, or replace if necessary.R: ReplaceC: CleanL: LubricateT: Tighten

Remarks:

*1 Use FL22 type coolant in vehicles with the inscription “FL22” on the radiator cap itself or the surroundingarea. Use FL22 when replacing the coolant.

*2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will notvoid your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed atthe recommended time or mileage/kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.

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qSchedule 2

Maintenance Interval

Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first

Months 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48

×1000 km 8 16 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 80 88 96

×1000 miles 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60

ENGINE

Engine valve clearanceAudibly inspect every 120,000 km (75,000 miles), if noisy,

adjust

Drive belts I

Engine oilPuerto Rico Replace every 5,000 km (3,000 miles) or 3 months

Others R R R R R R R R R R R R

Engine oil filter R R R R R R R R R R R R

COOLING SYSTEM

Engine coolantFL22 type*1

Replace at first 192,000 km (120,000 miles) or 10 years; afterthat, every 96,000 km (60,000 miles) or 5 years

OthersReplace at first 96,000 km (60,000 miles) or 4 years; after that,

every 2 years

Engine coolant level I I I I I I I I I I I I

FUEL SYSTEM

Air filterPuerto Rico C R C R

Others C C R C

Fuel lines and hoses*2 I I

Hoses and tubes for emission*2 I

IGNITION SYSTEM

Spark plugs Replace every 120,000 km (75,000 miles)

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Function of all lights I I I I I I I I I I I I

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Maintenance Interval

Number of months or kilometers (miles), whichever comes first

Months 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48

×1000 km 8 16 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 80 88 96

×1000 miles 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60

CHASSIS and BODY

Brake lines, hoses and connections I I

Brake fluid level I I I I I I I I I I I I

Disc brakes I I I I

Drum brakes I I

Tire (Rotation) Rotate every 8,000 km (5,000 miles)

Tire inflation pressure and tire wear I I I I I I I I I I I I

Steering operation and linkages I I

Power steering fluid level I I I I I I I I I I I I

Front and rear suspension, ball joints and wheelbearing axial play

I I

Driveshaft dust boots I I

Bolts and nuts on chassis and body T T

Exhaust system and heat shields Inspect every 72,000 km (45,000 miles) or 5 years

All locks and hinges L L L L L L L L L L L L

Washer fluid level I I I I I I I I I I I I

AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM

Cabin air filter Replace every 40,000 km (25,000 miles) or 2 years

Chart symbols:

I: Inspect: Inspect and clean, repair, adjust, fill up, or replace if necessary.R: ReplaceC: CleanL: LubricateT: Tighten

Remarks:

*1 Use FL22 type coolant in vehicles with the inscription “FL22” on the radiator cap itself or the surroundingarea. Use FL22 when replacing the coolant.

*2 According to state/provincial and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on these items will notvoid your emissions warranties. However, Mazda recommends that all maintenance services be performed atthe recommended time or mileage/kilometer period to ensure long-term reliability.

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Owner Maintenance ScheduleThe owner or a qualified service technician should make these vehicle inspections at theindicated intervals to ensure safe and dependable operation.

Bring any problem to the attention of an Authorized Mazda Dealer or qualified servicetechnician as soon as possible.

qWhen Refueling

l Brake and clutch fluid level (page 8-15)l Engine coolant level (page 8-13)l Engine oil level (page 8-12)l Washer fluid level (page 8-18)

qAt Least Monthly

Tire inflation pressures (page 8-26)

qAt Least Twice a Year (For Example, Every Spring and Fall)

l Automatic transaxle fluid level (page 8-16)You can do the following scheduled maintenance items if you have some mechanicalability and a few basic tools and if you closely follow the directions in this manual.l Engine coolant (page 8-13)l Engine oil (page 8-12)

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Owner Maintenance PrecautionsImproper or incomplete service may result in problems. This section gives instructions onlyfor items that are easy to perform.

As explained in the Introduction (page 8-2), several procedures can be done only by aqualified service technician with special tools.

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

There are strict environmental laws regarding the disposal of waste oil and fluids. Pleasedispose of your waste properly and with due regard to the environment.

We recommend that you entrust the oil and fluid changes of your vehicle to an AuthorizedMazda Dealer.

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WARNINGDo not perform maintenance work if you lack sufficient knowledge and experience orthe proper tools and equipment to do the work. Have maintenance work done by aqualified technician:

Performing maintenance work on a vehicle is dangerous if not done properly. Youcan be seriously injured while performing some maintenance procedures.

If you must run the engine while working under the hood, make certain that youremove all jewelry (especially rings, bracelets, watches, and necklaces) and allneckties, scarves, and similar loose clothing before getting near the engine or coolingfan which may turn on unexpectedly:

Working under the hood with the engine running is dangerous. It becomes evenmore dangerous when you wear jewelry or loose clothing.Either can become entangled in moving parts and result in injury.

Switch the ignition to off and make sure the fan is not running beforeattempting to work near the cooling fan:

Working near the cooling fan when it is running is dangerous. The fan couldcontinue running indefinitely even if the engine has stopped and the enginecompartment temperature is high. You could be hit by the fan and seriously injured.

Do not leave items in the engine compartment:After you have finished checking or doing servicing in the engine compartment, donot forget and leave items such as tools or rags in the engine compartment.Tools or other items left in the engine compartment could cause engine damage or afire leading to an unexpected accident.

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Engine Compartment Overview

Battery Fuse blockEngine oil dipstick

Engine oil-filler cap Engine coolant reservoir

Windshield washer fluid reservoir

Automatic transaxle fluid-level dipstick (only for automatic transaxle)

Brake/Clutch fluid reservoir

Cooling system cap

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Engine OilNOTEChanging the engine oil should be done by anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

Mazda recommends Mazda GenuineParts. For optimal engine performance,there are certain types of engine oils andfilters suitable for your vehicle. Pleaseconsult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

qRecommended Oil

Use SAE 0W-20 engine oil.Oil container labels provide importantinformation.A chief contribution this type of oil makesto fuel economy is reducing the amount offuel necessary to overcome enginefriction.

(ILSAC)

Only use oils “Certified For GasolineEngines” by the American PetroleumInstitute (API). An oil with this trademarksymbol conforms to the current engineand emission system protection standardsand fuel economy requirements of theInternational Lubricant Standardizationand Approval Committee (ILSAC),comprised of U.S. and Japaneseautomobile manufacturers.

806040200–40 –20

30

120100

504020100–10–20–30–40

qInspecting Engine Oil Level

1. Be sure the vehicle is on a levelsurface.

2. Warm up the engine to normaloperating temperature.

3. Turn it off and wait at least 5 minutesfor the oil to return to the oil pan.

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4. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, andreinsert it fully.

Full

OKLow

5. Pull it out again and examine the level.The level is normal if it is betweenLow and Full.If it is near or below Low, add enoughoil to bring the level to Full.

CAUTIONDo not add engine oil over Full. Thismay cause engine damage.

6. Make sure the O-ring on the dipstick ispositioned properly before reinsertingthe dipstick.

Engine Coolant

qInspecting Coolant Level

WARNINGDo not use a match or live flame in theengine compartment. DO NOT ADDCOOLANT WHEN THE ENGINE IS HOT:

A hot engine is dangerous. If theengine has been running, parts of theengine compartment can becomevery hot. You could be burned.Carefully inspect the engine coolantin the coolant reservoir, but do notopen it.

Switch the ignition to off andmake sure the fan is not running beforeattempting to work near the coolingfan:

Working near the cooling fan when itis running is dangerous. The fancould continue running indefinitelyeven if the engine has stopped andthe engine compartment temperatureis high. You could be hit by the fanand seriously injured.

Do not remove the coolingsystem cap when the engine andradiator are hot:

When the engine and radiator arehot, scalding coolant and steam mayshoot out under pressure and causeserious injury.

NOTEChanging the coolant should be done by anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

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Inspect the antifreeze protection andcoolant level in the coolant reservoir atleast once a year―at the beginning of thewinter season―and before travelingwhere temperatures may drop belowfreezing.

Inspect the condition and connections ofall cooling system and heater hoses.Replace any that are swollen ordeteriorated.

The coolant should be at full in theradiator and between the FULL and LOWmarks on the coolant reservoir when theengine is cool.

Cooling fan

If it is at or near LOW, add enoughcoolant to the coolant reservoir to providefreezing and corrosion protection and tobring the level to FULL.Securely tighten the coolant reservoir tankcap after adding coolant.

CAUTIONØ Radiator coolant will damage

paint.Rinse it off quickly if spilled.

Ø Use only soft (demineralized)water in the coolant mixture.Water that contains minerals willcut down on the coolant'seffectiveness.

Ø Do not add only water. Alwaysadd a proper coolant mixture.

Ø The engine has aluminum partsand must be protected by anethylene-glycol-based coolant toprevent corrosion and freezing.

Ø DO NOT USE coolants ContainingAlcohol, methanol, Borate orSilicate.These coolants could damage thecooling system.

Ø DO NOT MIX alcohol or methanolwith the coolant. This coulddamage the cooling system.

Ø Do not use a solution thatcontains more than 60%antifreeze.This would reduce effectiveness.

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NOTEIf the “FL22” mark is shown on or near thecooling system cap, it is recommended to useMazda Genuine FL22 engine coolant (page8-3).

If the coolant reservoir is empty or newcoolant is required frequently, consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.

Brake/Clutch Fluid

qInspecting Brake/Clutch Fluid Level

The brakes and clutch draw fluid from thesame reservoir.Inspect the fluid level in the reservoirregularly. It should be kept at MAX.The level normally drops withaccumulated distance, a conditionassociated with wear of brake and clutchlinings. If it is excessively low, have thebrake/clutch system inspected by anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.MAX fill line

MIN fill line

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qAdding Brake/Clutch Fluid

WARNINGBe careful not to spill brake fluid onyourself or on the engine:

Spilled brake fluid is dangerous. If itgets in your eyes, they could beseriously injured. If this happens,immediately flush your eyes withwater and get medical attention.Brake fluid spilled on a hot enginecould cause a fire.

If the brake/clutch fluid level is low,have the brakes and clutch inspected:

Low brake/clutch fluid levels aredangerous. Low levels could signalbrake lining wear or a brake systemleak. Your brakes could fail andcause an accident.

If the fluid level is low, add fluid until itreaches MAX.Before adding fluid, thoroughly clean thearea around the cap.

CAUTIONØ Brake and clutch fluid will

damage painted surfaces. If brakeor clutch fluid does get on apainted surface, wash it off withwater immediately.

Ø Using nonspecified brake andclutch fluids (page 10-4) willdamage the systems. Mixingdifferent fluids will also damagethem.If the brake/clutch systemfrequently requires new fluid,consult an Authorized MazdaDealer.

Automatic transaxle Fluid(ATF)í

qInspecting Automatic transaxleFluid Level

The automatic transaxle fluid level shouldbe inspected regularly. Measure it asdescribed below.

The volume of fluid changes withtemperature. Fluid must be checked whileidling the engine without driving atnormal operating temperature.

CAUTIONØ Low fluid level causes transaxle

slippage. Overfilling can causefoaming, loss of fluid, andtransaxle malfunction.

Ø Use specified fluid (page 10-4). Anonspecified fluid could result intransaxle malfunction and failure.

1. Park on a level surface and set theparking brake firmly.

2. Start the engine and depress the brakepedal.

3. Move the shift lever through all rangesand set it at P.

WARNINGMake sure the brake pedal is appliedbefore shifting the shift lever:

Shifting the shift lever without firstdepressing the brake pedal isdangerous. The vehicle could movesuddenly and cause an accident.

4. With the engine still idling, pull out thedipstick, wipe it clean, and put it back.

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5. Pull it out again.The proper fluid level is marked on thedipstick as follows.

A

B

Full

LowFull

Low

Fluid hot scale A

When the vehicle has been driven and thefluid is at normal operating temperature,about 65°C (150°F), the level must bebetween Full and Low.

Fluid cold scale B

When the engine has not been runningand the outside temperature is about 20°C(70°F), the level must be between Fulland Low.

CAUTIONØ Use the cold scale only as a

reference.Ø If outside temperature is lower

than about 20°C (70°F), start theengine and inspect the fluid levelafter the engine reaches operatingtemperature.

Ø If the vehicle has been driven foran extended period at high speedsor in city traffic in hot weather,inspect the level only afterstopping the engine and allowingthe fluid to cool for 30 minutes.

Fully insert the dipstick. When addingfluid, inspect with the dipstick to makesure it doesn't pass full.

NOTEInspect the fluid on both sides of the dipstick ina well lit area for an accurate reading.

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Washer Fluid

qInspecting Washer Fluid Level

WARNINGUse only windshield washer fluid orplain water in the reservoir:

Using radiator antifreeze as washerfluid is dangerous. If sprayed on thewindshield, it will dirty thewindshield, affect your visibility, andcould result in an accident.

Using Washer Fluid Without Anti-freezeProtection in Cold Weather:

Operating your vehicle intemperatures below 4 degrees C (40degrees F) using washer fluid withoutanti-freeze protection is dangerousas it could cause impaired windshieldvision and result in an accident. Incold weather, always use washerfluid with anti-freeze protection.

NOTEState or local regulations may restrict the useof volatile organic compounds (VOCs), whichare commonly used as anti-freeze agents inwasher fluid. A washer fluid with limited VOCcontent should be used only if it providesadequate freeze resistance for all regions andclimates in which the vehicle will be operated.

Inspect fluid level in the washer fluidreservoir; add fluid if necessary.

OK

F

E

The top of the float should be between Fand E.

Use plain water if washer fluid isunavailable.But use only washer fluid in cold weatherto prevent it from freezing.

NOTEFront and rear washer fluid is supplied fromthe same reservoir.

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Body LubricationAll moving points of the body, such asdoor and hood hinges and locks, shouldbe lubricated each time the engine oil ischanged. Use a nonfreezing lubricant onlocks during cold weather.

Make sure the hood's secondary latchkeeps the hood from opening when theprimary latch is released.

Wiper Blades

CAUTIONØ Hot waxes applied by automatic

car washers have been known toaffect the wiper's ability to cleanwindows.

Ø To prevent damage to the wiperblades, do not use gasoline,kerosene, paint thinner, or othersolvents on or near them.

Ø When the wiper lever is in theAUTO position and the ignition isswitched ON, the wipers maymove automatically in thefollowing cases:Ø If the windshield above the rain

sensor is touched.Ø If the windshield above the rain

sensor is wiped with a cloth.Ø If the windshield is struck with

a hand or other object.Ø If the rain sensor is struck with

a hand or other object frominside the vehicle.

Be careful not to pinch hands orfingers as it may cause injury, ordamage the wipers. Whenwashing or servicing your Mazda,make sure the wiper lever is in theOFF position.

Contamination of either the windshield orthe blades with foreign matter can reducewiper effectiveness. Common sources areinsects, tree sap, and hot wax treatmentsused by some commercial car washes.

If the blades are not wiping properly,clean the window and blades with a goodcleaner or mild detergent; then rinsethoroughly with clean water. Repeat ifnecessary.

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qReplacing Windshield Wiper Blades

When the wipers no longer clean well, theblades are probably worn or cracked.Replace them.

CAUTIONTo prevent damage to the wiper armsand other components, don't try tosweep the wiper arm by hand.

1. Raise the wiper arm and turn the bladeassembly to expose the plastic lockingclip.Compress the clip and slide theassembly downward; then lift it off thearm.

Plastic locking clip

CAUTIONTo prevent damage to the windshieldlet the wiper arm down easily, don'tlet it slap down on the windshield.

2. Hold the end of the rubber and pulluntil the tabs are free of the metalsupport.

Metal support

Tab

3. Remove the metal stiffeners from eachblade rubber and install them in thenew blade.

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CAUTIONØ Don't bend or discard the

stiffeners. You need to use themagain.

Ø If the metal stiffeners areswitched, the blade's wipingefficiency could be reduced.So don't use the driver's side metalstiffeners on the passenger's side,or vice versa.

Ø Be sure to reinstall the metalstiffeners in the new blade rubberso that the curve is the same as itwas in the old blade rubber.

4. Carefully insert the new blade rubber.Then install the blade assembly in thereverse order of removal.

NOTEInstall the blade so that the tabs are toward thebottom of the wiper arm.

qReplacing Rear Window WiperBlade

When the wiper no longer cleans well, theblade is probably worn or cracked.Replace it.

CAUTIONTo prevent damage to the wiper armand other components, do not try tosweep the wiper arm by hand.

1. Raise the wiper arm.

NOTEThe wiper arm will not remain lifted off therear window after being pulled up.When replacing the wiper blade, continueholding the wiper arm with one hand duringthe work.

2. Firmly rotate the wiper blade to theright until it unlocks, then remove theblade.

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CAUTIONTo prevent damage to the rearwindow let the wiper arm downeasily, do not let it slap down on therear window.

3. Pull down the blade rubber and slide itout of the blade holder.

4. Remove the metal stiffeners from eachblade rubber and install them in thenew blade.

CAUTIONDo not bend or discard the stiffeners.You need to use them again.

5. Carefully insert the new blade rubber.Then install the blade assembly in thereverse order of removal.

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Battery

WARNINGWash hands after handling the battery and related accessories:

Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds,chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.

Read the following precautions carefully before using the battery or inspectingto ensure safe and correct handling:

Always wear eye protection when working near the battery:Working without eye protection is dangerous. Battery fluid contains SULFURIC ACIDwhich could cause blindness if splashed into your eyes. Also, hydrogen gas producedduring normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode.

Wear eye protection and protective gloves to prevent contact with batteryfluid:

Spilled battery fluid is dangerous.Battery fluid contains SULFURIC ACID which could cause serious injuries if it gets ineyes, or on the skin or clothing. If this happens, immediately flush your eyes withwater for 15 minutes or wash your skin thoroughly and get medical attention.

Always keep batteries out of the reach of children:Allowing children to play near batteries is dangerous. Battery fluid could causeserious injuries if it gets in the eyes or on the skin.

Keep flames and sparks away from open battery cells and do not allow metaltools to contact the positive ( ) or negative ( ) terminal of the battery whenworking near a battery. Do not allow the positive ( ) terminal to contact the vehiclebody:

Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, producedduring normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. Anexploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries. Keep all flames includingcigarettes and sparks away from open battery cells.

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Keep all flames, including cigarettes, and sparks away from open battery cells:Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, producedduring normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. Anexploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries.

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NOTERemove the battery cover before performingbattery maintenance.

qBattery Maintenance

To get the best service from a battery:l Keep it securely mounted.l Keep the top clean and dry.l Keep terminals and connections clean,tight, and coated with petroleum jellyor terminal grease.

l Rinse off spilled electrolyteimmediately with a solution of waterand baking soda.

l If the vehicle will not be used for anextended time, disconnect the batterycables.

qInspecting Electrolyte Level

A low level of electrolyte fluid will causethe battery to discharge quickly.

Upper level

Lower level

Inspect the electrolyte level at least once aweek. If it's low, remove the caps and addenough distilled water to bring the levelbetween the upper and lower level(illustration).

Don't overfill.Examine the specific gravity of theelectrolyte with a hydrometer, especiallyduring cold weather. If it's low, rechargethe battery.

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TiresFor reasons of proper performance, safety,and better fuel economy, always maintainrecommended tire inflation pressures andstay within the recommended load limitsand weight distribution.

WARNINGUsing Different Tire Types:

Driving your vehicle with differenttypes of tires is dangerous. It couldcause poor handling and poorbraking; leading to loss of control.Except for the limited use of thetemporary spare tire, use only thesame type tires (radial, bias-belted,bias-type) on all four wheels.

Using Wrong-Sized Tires:Using any other tire size than what isspecified for your Mazda (page 10-6)is dangerous. It could seriously affectride, handling, ground clearance, tireclearance, and speedometercalibration. This could cause you tohave an accident. Use only tires thatare the correct size specified for yourMazda.

qTire Inflation Pressure

WARNINGAlways inflate the tires to the correctpressure:

Overinflation or underinflation oftires is dangerous. Adverse handlingor unexpected tire failure could resultin a serious accident.Refer to Tires on page 10-6.

Use only a Mazda-genuine tire valvecap:

Use of a non-genuine part isdangerous as the correct tire airpressure cannot be maintained if thetire valve becomes damaged. If thevehicle is driven under this condition,the tire air pressure will decreasewhich could result in a seriousaccident. Do not use any part for thetire valve cap that is not a Mazda-genuine part.

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The Tire Pressure Monitoring Systemí

does not alleviate the need to check thetire condition every day, includingwhether the tires all look inflated properly.Inspect all tire pressure monthly(including the spare) when the tires arecold. Maintain recommended pressuresfor the best ride, handling, and minimumtire wear.When checking the tire pressures, use of adigital tire pressure gauge isrecommended.

Refer to the specification charts (page10-6).

NOTEl Always check tire pressure when tires are

cold.l Warm tires normally exceed recommended

pressures. Don't release air from warm tiresto adjust the pressure.

l Underinflation can cause reduced fueleconomy, uneven and accelerated tire wear,and poor sealing of the tire bead, whichwill deform the wheel and cause separationof tire from rim.

l Overinflation can produce a harsh ride,uneven and accelerated tire wear, and agreater possibility of damage from roadhazards.Keep your tire pressure at the correctlevels. If one frequently needs inflating,have it inspected.

qTire Rotation

WARNINGRotate tires periodically:

Irregular tire wear is dangerous. Toequalize tread wear for maintaininggood performance in handling andbraking, rotate the tires according tothe scheduled maintenance charts.Refer to Scheduled Maintenance onpage 8-3.

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During rotation, inspect them for correctbalance.

Do not include (TEMPORARY USE ONLY) spare tire in rotation.

Forward

Also, inspect them for uneven wear anddamage. Abnormal wear is usually causedby one or a combination of the following:

l Incorrect tire pressurel Improper wheel alignmentl Out-of-balance wheell Severe braking

After rotation, inflate all tire pressures tospecification (page 10-6) and inspect thelug nuts for tightness.

CAUTIONRotate unidirectional tires and radialtires that have an asymmetrical treadpattern or studs only from front torear, not from side to side. Tireperformance will be reduced ifrotated from side to side.

qReplacing a Tire

WARNINGAlways use tires that are in goodcondition:

Driving with worn tires is dangerous.Reduced braking, steering, andtraction could result in an accident.

Replace all four tires at the same time:Replacing just one tire is dangerous.It could cause poor handling andpoor braking resulting in loss ofvehicle control. Mazda stronglyrecommends that you replace all fourtires at the same time.

CAUTION(With Tire Pressure MonitoringSystem)When replacing/repairing the tires orwheels or both, have the work doneby an Authorized Mazda Dealer, orthe tire pressure sensors may bedamaged.

NOTE(With Tire Pressure Monitoring System)l When tires with steel wire reinforcement in

the sidewalls are used, the system may notfunction correctly even with a genuinewheel.Refer to System Error Activation on page5-27.

l Be sure to install the tire pressure sensorswhenever tires or wheels are replaced.Refer to Tires and Wheels on page 5-27.

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If a tire wears evenly, a wear indicatorwill appear as a solid band across thetread.Replace the tire when this happens.

New tread

Tread wear indicator

Worn tread

You should replace the tire before theband crosses the entire tread.

NOTETires degrade over time, even when they arenot being used on the road. It is recommendedthat tires generally be replaced when they are6 years or older. Heat caused by hot climatesor frequent high loading conditions canaccelerate the aging process. You shouldreplace the spare tire when you replace theother road tires due to the aging of the sparetire. The period in which the tire wasmanufactured (both week and year) isindicated by a 4-digit number.Refer to Tire Labeling on page 9-22.

qTemporary Spare Tire

Inspect the temporary spare tire at leastmonthly to make sure it's properly inflatedand stored.

NOTEThe temporary spare tire condition graduallydeteriorates even if it has not been used.

The temporary spare tire is easier tohandle because of its construction whichis lighter and smaller than a conventionaltire. This tire should be used only for anemergency and only for a short distance.

Use the temporary spare tire only until theconventional tire is repaired, which shouldbe as soon as possible.

Maintain its pressure at 420 kPa (4.2kgf/cm2 or bar, 60 psi).

CAUTIONØ Do not use your temporary spare

tire rim with a snow tire or aconventional tire. Neither willproperly fit and could damageboth tire and rim.

Ø The temporary spare tire has atread life of less than 5,000 km(3,000 miles). The tread life maybe shorter depending on drivingconditions.

Ø The temporary spare tire is forlimited use, however, if the treadwear solid-band indicatorappears, replace the tire with thesame type of temporary spare(page 8-28).

NOTETires degrade over time, even when they arenot being used on the road. It is recommendedthat tires generally be replaced when they are6 years or older. Heat caused by hot climatesor frequent high loading conditions canaccelerate the aging process. You shouldreplace the spare tire when you replace theother road tires due to the aging of the sparetire. The period in which the tire wasmanufactured (both week and year) isindicated by a 4-digit number.Refer to Tire Labeling on page 9-22.

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qReplacing a Wheel

WARNINGAlways use wheels of the correct sizeon your vehicle:

Using a wrong-sized wheel isdangerous. Braking and handlingcould be affected, leading to loss ofcontrol and an accident.

CAUTIONØ A wrong-sized wheel may

adversely affect:Ø Tire fitØ Wheel and bearing lifeØ Ground clearanceØ Snow-chain clearanceØ Speedometer calibrationØ Headlight aimØ Bumper heightØ Tire Pressure Monitoring

SystemØ (With Tire Pressure Monitoring

System)Ø When replacing/repairing the

tires or wheels or both, have thework done by an AuthorizedMazda Dealer, or the tirepressure sensors may bedamaged.

Ø The wheels equipped on yourMazda are specially designedfor installation of the tirepressure sensors. Do not usenon-genuine wheels, otherwiseit may not be possible to installthe tire pressure sensors.

NOTEBe sure to install the tire pressure sensorswhenever tires or wheels are replaced. Refer toTires and Wheels on page 5-27.

When replacing a wheel, make sure thenew one is the same as the original factorywheel in diameter, rim width, and offset(inset/outset).

Proper tire balancing provides the bestriding comfort and helps reduce treadwear. Out-of-balance tires can causevibration and uneven wear, such ascupping and flat spots.

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Light Bulbs

Headlights

Front turn signal lights

Overhead light

Side turn signal lights

Parking lights/Front side-marker lights

Fog lights

High-mount brake light

Reverse lights

Luggage compartment light

Rear turn signal lights

Some models.

License plate light

Brake lights/Taillights (Rear side-marker lights)

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WARNINGNever touch the glass portion of ahalogen bulb with your bare hands andalways wear eye protection whenhandling or working around the bulbs:

When a halogen bulb breaks, it isdangerous. These bulbs containpressurized gas. If one is broken, itwill explode and serious injuriescould be caused by the flying glass.If the glass portion is touched withbare hands, body oil could cause thebulb to overheat and explode whenlit.

Always keep halogen bulbs out of thereach of children:

Playing with a halogen bulb isdangerous. Serious injuries could becaused by dropping a halogen bulbor breaking it some other way.

qReplacing Exterior Light Bulbs

Headlight bulbs

1. Make sure the headlight switch is off.

2. If you are changing the right bulb, startthe engine, turn the steering wheel allthe way to the left, and turn off theengine. If you are changing the leftbulb, turn the steering wheel to theright.

3. Turn the screws and the center sectionof the plastic retainerscounterclockwise and remove them,then partially peel back the mudguard.

Removal

Installation

4. Detach the electrical connector fromthe sealing cover by pulling it to therear.

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5. Detach the sealing cover from the bulb.

Sealing cover

6. Unhook the bulb retaining spring.

7. Swing the retaining spring out andaway to free the headlight bulb.

8. Carefully remove the headlight bulbfrom the socket by pulling it straightback.

9. Replace the bulb.

10. Install the new bulb in the reverseorder of removal.

NOTEl To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized

Mazda Dealer.l If the halogen bulb is accidentally touched,

it should be cleaned with rubbing alcoholbefore being used.

l Use the protective cover and carton of thereplacement bulb to dispose of the old bulbpromptly out of the reach of children.

l When reinstalling the sealing cover, makesure it fitted correctly.

Fog light bulbsí

1. Make sure the ignition is switched off,and the headlight switch is off.

2. Turn the screw counterclockwise andremove it, then partially peel back themudguard.

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3. Disconnect the electrical connectorfrom the bulb by pressing the tab onthe connector with your finger andpulling the connector.

4. Turn the bulb assemblycounterclockwise and remove it.

5. Install the new bulb in the reverse orderof removal.

NOTEl To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized

Mazda Dealer.l If the halogen bulb is accidentally touched,

it should be cleaned with rubbing alcoholbefore being used.

l Use the protective cover and carton of thereplacement bulb to dispose of the old bulbpromptly out of the reach of children.

Front turn signal lights

1. Make sure the ignition is switched offand the headlight switch is off.

2. Lift the hood.

3. Turn the socket and bulb assemblycounterclockwise and remove it.

4. Remove the bulb by pushing it inslightly and turning itcounterclockwise.

5. Install the new bulb in the reverse orderof removal.

Parking lights/Front side-marker lights

1. Make sure the headlight switch is off.

2. If you are changing the right bulb, startthe engine, turn the steering wheel allthe way to the left, and turn off theengine. If you are changing the leftbulb, turn the steering wheel to theright.

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3. Turn the screws and the center sectionof the plastic retainerscounterclockwise and remove them,then partially peel back the mudguard.

Removal

Installation

4. Turn the socket and bulb assemblycounterclockwise and remove it.

5. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.

6. Install the new bulb in the reverse orderof removal.

Side turn signal lights

1. Make sure the ignition is switched offand the headlight switch is off.

2. Slide the unit as shown in the figure toremove it.

3. Detach the electrical connector fromthe unit by pulling it outward.

4. Install the new side turn signal unit inthe reverse order of removal.

NOTEBulb replacement is not possible because it isbuilt into the unit. Replace the unit.

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Brake lights/Taillights (Rear sidemarker lights)/Rear turn signal lights/Reverse lights

1. Make sure the ignition is switched offand the headlight switch is off.

2. Turn the bolts counterclockwise andremove them.

3. Pull the unit rearward to remove it.

4. Turn the socket and bulb assemblycounterclockwise and remove it.

5. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.

Brake lights/Taillights (Rear sidemarker lights)

Rear turn signal lights

Reverse lights

6. Install the new bulb in the reverse orderof removal.

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High-mount brake light

Due to the complexity and difficulty ofthe procedure, the LED bulbs must bereplaced by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTELED bulb replacement is not possible becauseit is built into the unit. Replace the unit.

License plate light

1. Wrap a flathead screwdriver with a softcloth to prevent damage to the lens andremove the lens by carefully prying onthe edge of the lens with the flatheadscrewdriver.

2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.

Edge

3. Install the new bulb in the reverse orderof removal.

qReplacing Interior Light Bulbs

Overhead light

1. Wrap a small flathead screwdriver witha soft cloth to prevent damage to thelens and remove the lens by carefullyprying on the edge of the lens with theflathead screwdriver.

2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.

Edge

3. Install the new bulb in the reverse orderof removal.

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1. Wrap a small flathead screwdriver witha soft cloth to prevent damage to thelens and remove the lens by carefullyprying on the edge of the lens with theflathead screwdriver.

2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.

3. Install the new bulb in the reverse orderof removal.

FusesYour vehicle's electrical system isprotected by fuses.

If any lights, accessories, or controls don'twork, inspect the appropriate circuitprotector. If a fuse has blown, the insideelement will be melted.

If the same fuse blows again, avoid usingthat system and consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer as soon as possible.

qFuse Replacement

Replacing the fuses on the vehicle's leftside

If the electrical system does not work,first inspect the fuses on the vehicle's leftside.

1. Make sure the ignition is switched off,and other switches are off.

2. Remove the cover.

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3. Pull the fuse straight out with the fusepuller provided on the inside of theengine compartment fuse block cover.

Fuse block (Engine compartment)

4. Inspect the fuse and replace it if it'sblown.

Normal Blown

5. Insert a new fuse of the same amperagerating, and make sure it fits tightly. If itdoes not fit tightly, have an expertinstall it. We recommend anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.If you have no spare fuses, borrow oneof the same rating from a circuit notessential to vehicle operation, such asthe MIRROR or CIGAR circuit.

CAUTIONAlways replace a fuse with one of thesame rating. Otherwise you maydamage the electric system.

6. Reinstall the cover and make sure thatit is securely installed.

Replacing the fuses under the hood

If the headlights or other electricalcomponents do not work and the fuses inthe cabin are normal, inspect the fuseblock under the hood. If a fuse is blown, itmust be replaced. Follow these steps:

1. Make sure the ignition is switched off,and other switches are off.

2. Remove the fuse block cover.

3. If any fuse but the MAIN fuse isblown, replace it with a new one of thesame amperage rating.

Normal Blown

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WARNINGDo not replace the main fuse byyourself. Have an Authorized MazdaDealer perform the replacement:

Replacing the fuse by yourself isdangerous because the MAIN fuse isa high current fuse. Incorrectreplacement could cause an electricalshock or a short circuit resulting in afire.

Main fuse

4. Reinstall the cover and make sure thatit is securely installed.

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qFuse Panel Description

Fuse block (Engine compartment)

DESCRIPTIONFUSE

RATINGPROTECTED COMPONENT

1 FUEL HEAT ― ―

2 FUEL PUMP 15 A Fuel pump

3 F.FOG 15 A Fog lightsí

4 P/W 20 A Power windows

5 HORN 10 A Horn

6 EGI 10 A Engine control system

7 DSC-P 30 A DSC

8 DSC-V 20 A DSC

9 MAG 7.5 A Air conditioner

10 TAIL 15 A Taillights, Parking lights, License plate lights

11 STOP 10 A Brake lights

12 SWS 7.5 A Air bag

13 R.DEF 20 A Rear window defroster

14 HAZARD 10 A Hazard warning flashers, Turn signal lights

15 D/L 20 A Power door locks

16 EOP ― ―

17 ENG BAR 15 A Engine control system

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DESCRIPTIONFUSE

RATINGPROTECTED COMPONENT

18 ENG INJ 15 A Engine control system

19 ENG INJ2 ― ―

20 H/L HI RH ― ―

21 H/L HI LH ― ―

22 DCDC3 ― ―

23 H/L LO RH 15 A Headlight (RH)

24 H/L LO LH 15 A Headlight (LH)

25 AUDIO2 ― ―

26 DSC-V2 ― ―

27 HORN2 ― ―

28 METER ― ―

29 ROOM 15 A Overhead light

30 GLOW ― ―

31 EVVT ― ―

32 IG KEY 1 40 A For protection of various circuits

33 FAN 3 ― ―

34 FAN 2 30 A Cooling fan

35 FAN 1 ― ―

36 INJ ― ―

37 IG KEY 2 30 A For protection of various circuits

38 ― ―

39ABS

DSC-P2― ―

40 BLOWER 30 A Air conditioner

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DESCRIPTIONFUSE

RATINGPROTECTED COMPONENT

1 TCM ― ―

2 ILLUMI 7.5 A Dashboard illumination

3 CIGAR 15 A Accessory Socket

4 MIRROR 7.5 A Power control mirror

5 M.DEF 7.5 A Mirror defrosterí

6 S.WARM ― ―

7 A/C 7.5 A Air conditioner

8 F.WIP 20 A Front window wiper and washer

9 R.WIP 10 A Rear window wiper and washer

10 STARTER ― ―

11 METER 2 ― ―

12 ENG 10 A Engine control system

13 METER 10 A Instrument cluster

14 SAS 10 A Air bag

15 AUDIO 3 ― ―

16 P/W 30 A Power windows

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How to MinimizeEnvironmental Paint Damage

The paintwork on your Mazda representsthe latest technical developments incomposition and methods of application.

Environmental hazards, however, canharm the paint's protective properties, ifproper care is not taken.

Here are some examples of possibledamage, with tips on how to preventthem.

qEtching Caused by Acid Rain orIndustrial Fallout

Occurrence

Industrial pollutants and vehicle emissionsdrift into the air and mix with rain or dewto form acids. These acids can settle on avehicle's finish. As the water evaporates,the acid becomes concentrated and candamage the finish.And the longer the acid remains on thesurface, the greater the chance is fordamage.

Prevention

It is necessary to wash and wax yourvehicle to preserve its finish according tothe instructions in this section. Thesesteps should be taken immediately afteryou suspect that acid rain has settled onyour vehicle's finish.

qDamage Caused by BirdDropping, Insects, or Tree Sap

Occurrence

Bird droppings contain acids. If thesearen't removed they can eat away the clearand color base coat of the vehicle'spaintwork.

When insects stick to the paint surfaceand decompose, corrosive compoundsform. These can erode the clear and colorbase coat of the vehicle's paintwork ifthey are not removed.

Tree sap will harden and adherepermanently to the paint finish. If youscratch the sap off while it is hard, somevehicle paint could come off with it.

Prevention

It is necessary to have your Mazdawashed and waxed to preserve its finishaccording to the instructions in thissection. This should be done as soon aspossible.

Bird droppings can be removed with asoft sponge and water. If you are travelingand these are not available, a moistenedtissue may also take care of the problem.The cleaned area should be waxedaccording to the instructions in thissection.Insects and tree sap are best removed witha soft sponge and water or a commerciallyavailable chemical cleaner.

Another method is to cover the affectedarea with dampened newspaper for one totwo hours. After removing the newspaper,rinse off the loosened debris with water.

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qWater Marks

Occurrence

Rain, fog, dew, and even tap water cancontain harmful minerals such as salt andlime. If moisture containing theseminerals settles on the vehicle andevaporates, the minerals will concentrateand harden to form white rings. The ringscan damage your vehicle's finish.

Prevention

It is necessary to wash and wax yourvehicle to preserve its finish according tothe instructions in this section. Thesesteps should be taken immediately afteryou find water marks on your vehicle'sfinish.

qPaint Chipping

Occurrence

Paint chipping occurs when gravel thrownin the air by another vehicle's tires hitsyour vehicle.

How to avoid paint chipping

Keeping a safe distance between you andthe vehicle ahead reduces the chances ofhaving your paint chipped by flyinggravel.

NOTEl The paint chipping zone varies with the

speed of the vehicle. For example, whentraveling at 90 km/h (56 mph), the paintchipping zone is 50 m (164 ft).

l In low temperatures a vehicle's finishhardens. This increases the chance of paintchipping.

l Chipped paint can lead to rust forming onyour Mazda. Before this happens, repair thedamage by using Mazda touch-up paintaccording to the instructions in this section.Failure to repair the affected area couldlead to serious rusting and expensiverepairs.

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Exterior CareFollow all label and container directionswhen using a chemical cleaner or polish.Read all warnings and cautions.

qMaintaining the Finish

Washing

CAUTIONØ When the wiper lever is in the

AUTO position and the ignition isswitched ON, the wipers maymove automatically in thefollowing cases:Ø If the windshield above the rain

sensor is touched or wiped witha cloth.

Ø If the windshield is struck witha hand or other object fromeither outside or inside thevehicle.

Keep hands and scrapers clear ofthe windshield when the wiperlever is in the AUTO position andthe ignition is switched ON asfingers could be pinched or thewipers and wiper blades damagedwhen the wipers activateautomatically.If you are going to clean thewindshield, be sure the wipers areturned off completely―this isparticularly important whenclearing ice and snow―when it ismost likely that the engine is leftrunning.

Ø Do not spray water in the enginecompartment. Otherwise, it couldresult in engine-starting problemsor damage to electrical parts.

To help protect the finish from rust anddeterioration, wash your Mazdathoroughly and frequently, at least once amonth, with lukewarm or cold water.

If the vehicle is washed improperly, thepaint surface could be scratched. Here aresome examples of how scratching couldoccur.

Scratches occur on the paint surfacewhen:l The vehicle is washed without firstrinsing off dirt and other foreignmatter.

l The vehicle is washed with a rough,dry, or dirty cloth.

l The vehicle is washed at a car washthat uses brushes that are dirty or toostiff.

l Cleansers or wax containing abrasivesare used.

NOTEl Mazda is not responsible for scratches

caused by automatic car washes orimproper washing.

l Scratches are more noticeable on vehicleswith darker paint finishes.

To minimize scratches on the vehicle'spaint finish:l Rinse off any dirt or other foreignmatter using lukewarm or cold waterbefore washing.

l Use plenty of lukewarm or cold waterand a soft cloth when washing thevehicle. Do not use a nylon cloth.

l Rub gently when washing or drying thevehicle.

l Take your vehicle only to a car washthat keeps its brushes well maintained.

l Do not use abrasive cleansers or waxthat contain abrasives.

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CAUTIONØ Do not use steel wool, abrasive

cleaners, or strong detergentscontaining highly alkaline orcaustic agents on chrome-platedor anodized aluminum parts. Thismay damage the protectivecoating; also, cleaners anddetergents may discolor ordeteriorate the paint.

Ø To prevent damaging the antenna,remove it before entering a carwash facility or passing beneath alow overhead clearance.

Pay special attention to removing salt,dirt, mud, and other foreign material fromthe underside of the fenders, and makesure the drain holes in the lower edges ofthe doors and rocker panels are clean.

Insects, tar, tree sap, bird droppings,industrial fallout, and similar deposits candamage the finish if not removedimmediately. When prompt washing withplain water is ineffective, use a mild soapmade for use on vehicles.

Thoroughly rinse off all soap withlukewarm or cold water. Do not allowsoap to dry on the finish.

After washing the vehicle, dry it with aclean chamois to prevent water spots fromforming.

WARNINGDry off brakes that have become wetby driving slowly, releasing theaccelerator pedal and lightly applyingthe brakes several times until the brakeperformance returns to normal:

Driving with wet brakes isdangerous. Increased stoppingdistance or the vehicle pulling to oneside when braking could result in aserious accident. Light braking willindicate whether the brakes havebeen affected.

When using a high water pressure carwash

High water temperature and high waterpressure car washers are availabledepending on the type of car washmachine. If the car washer nozzle is puttoo close to the vehicle, the force of thespray could damage or deform themolding, affect the sealability of parts,and allow water to penetrate the interior.Keep a sufficient space (30 cm or more)between the nozzle and the vehicle. Inaddition, do not spend too much timespraying the same area of the vehicle, andbe very careful when spraying betweengaps in doors and around windows.

Waxing

Your vehicle needs to be waxed whenwater no longer beads on the finish.Always wash and dry the vehicle beforewaxing it. In addition to the vehicle body,wax the metal trim to maintain its luster.

1. Use wax which contains no abrasives.Waxes containing abrasive will removepaint and could damage bright metalparts.

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2. Use a good grade of natural wax formetallic, mica, and solid colors.

3. When waxing, coat evenly with thesponge supplied or a soft cloth.

4. Wipe off the wax with a soft cloth.

NOTEA spot remover to remove oil, tar, and similarmaterials will usually also take off the wax.Rewax these areas even if the rest of thevehicle does not need it.

qRepairing Damage to the Finish

Deep scratches or chips on the finishshould be repaired promptly. Exposedmetal quickly rusts and can lead to majorrepairs.

CAUTIONIf your Mazda is damaged and needsmetal parts repaired or replaced,make sure the body shop appliesanti-corrosion materials to all parts,both repaired and new. This willprevent them from rusting.

qUnderbody Maintenance

Road chemicals and salt used for ice andsnow removal and solvents used for dustcontrol may collect on the underbody. Ifnot removed, they will speed up rustingand deterioration of such underbody partsas fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaustsystem, even though these parts may becoated with anti-corrosive material.

Thoroughly flush the underbody andwheel housings with lukewarm or coldwater at the end of each winter. Try alsoto do this every month.

Pay special attention to these areasbecause they easily hide mud and dirt. Itwill do more harm than good to wetdown the road grime without removingit.

The lower edges of doors, rocker panels,and frame members have drain holes thatshould not be clogged. Water trappedthere will cause rusting.

WARNINGDry wet brakes by driving very slowlyand applying the brakes lightly untilbrake performance is normal:

Driving with wet brakes isdangerous. Increased stoppingdistance or the vehicle pulling to oneside when braking could result in aserious accident. Light braking willindicate whether the brakes havebeen affected.

qAluminumWheel Maintenanceí

A protective coating is provided over thealuminum wheels. Special care is neededto protect this coating.

CAUTIONDo not use any detergent other thanmild detergent. Before using anydetergent, verify the ingredients.Otherwise, the product could discoloror stain the aluminum wheels.

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NOTEl Do not use a wire brush or any abrasive

cleaner, polishing compound, or solvent onaluminum wheels. They may damage thecoating.

l Always use a sponge or soft cloth to cleanthe wheels.Rinse the wheels thoroughly with lukewarmor cold water. Also, be sure to clean thewheels after driving on dusty or saltedroads to help prevent corrosion.

l Avoid washing your vehicle in an automaticcar wash that uses high-speed or hardbrushes.

l If your aluminum wheels lose luster, waxthe wheels.

(With Tire Pressure Monitoring System)Check special requirements for Tire PressureMonitoring System.Refer to Tires and Wheels on page 5-27.

qPlastic Part Maintenance

l When cleaning the plastic lenses of thelights, do not use gasoline, kerosene,rectified spirit, paint, thinner, highlyacidic detergents, or strongly alkalinedetergents. Otherwise, these chemicalagents can discolor or damage thesurfaces resulting in a significant lossin functionality. If plastic parts becomeinadvertently exposed to any of thesechemical agents, flush with waterimmediately.

l If plastic parts such as the bumpersbecome inadvertently exposed tochemical agents or fluids such asgasoline, oil, engine coolant, or batteryfluid, it could cause discoloration,staining, or paint peeling. Wipe off anysuch chemical agents or fluids using asoft cloth immediately.

l High water temperature and high waterpressure car washers are availabledepending on the type of high pressurecar washer device. If the car washernozzle is put too close to the vehicle oraimed at one area for an extendedperiod of time, it could deform plasticparts or damage the paint.

l Do not use wax containing compounds(polish). Otherwise, it could result inpaint damage.

l In addition, do not use an electrical orair tool to apply wax. Otherwise, thefrictional heat generated could result indeformation of plastic parts or paintdamage.

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qDashboard Precautions

Prevent caustic solutions such as perfumeand cosmetic oils from contacting thedashboard. They'll damage and discolorthe dashboard. If these solutions get onthe dashboard, wipe them offimmediately.

CAUTIONDo not use glazing agents.Glazing agents contain ingredientswhich may cause discoloration,wrinkling, cracks and peeling.

qCleaning the Upholstery andInterior Trim

Vinyl

Remove dust and loose dirt from vinylwith a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner.Clean vinyl with a leather-and-vinylcleaner.

Leatherí

Remove dust and sand first using avacuum cleaner or other means, then wipedirt off using a soft cloth with a leathercleaner or a soft cloth soaked in mildsoap.Wipe off the remaining cleaner or soapusing a cloth soaked in clean water andwrung out well.Remove moisture with a dry, soft clothand allow the leather to further dry in awell-ventilated, shaded area. If the leathergets wet such as from rain, also removemoisture and dry it as soon as possible.

NOTEl Because genuine leather is a natural

material, its surface is not uniform and itmay have natural scars, scratches, andwrinkles.

l To maintain the quality for as long aspossible, periodical maintenance, abouttwice a year, is recommended.

l Sand and dust on the seat surface maydamage the overcoat of the genuine leathersurfaces and accelerate wear.

l Greasy soiling on genuine leather maycause molding and stains.

l Rubbing hard with a stiff brush or clothmay cause damage.

l Do not wipe the leather using alcohol,chlorine bleach, or organic solvents such asthinner, benzene, or gasoline. Otherwise, itmay cause discoloration or stains.

l If the seats get wet, promptly removemoisture with a dry cloth. Remainingmoisture on the surface may causedeterioration such as hardening andshrinkage.

l Exposure to direct sunlight for long periodsmay cause deterioration and shrinkage.When parking the car under direct sunlightfor long periods, shade the interior usingsunshades.

l Do not leave vinyl products on the seats forlong periods as they may affect the leatherquality and coloring. If the cabintemperature becomes hot, the vinyl maydeteriorate and adhere to the genuineleather.

Fabric

Remove dust and loose dirt from fabricwith a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner.Clean it with a mild soap solution goodfor upholstery and carpets. Remove freshspots immediately with a fabric spotcleaner.

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To keep the fabric looking clean andfresh, take care of it. Otherwise its colorwill be affected, it can be stained easily,and its fire-resistance may be reduced.

CAUTIONUse only recommended cleaners andprocedures. Others may affectappearance and fire-resistance.

Piano black panel

The following parts are fitted with panelsthat have been treated with a specialcoating that resists scratching.Center panelWhen the panel needs to be cleaned, use asoft cloth to wipe off dirt from the surface.

NOTEScratches or nicks on the panels resulting fromthe use of a hard brush or cloth may not berepairable.

qCleaning the Lap/Shoulder BeltWebbing

Clean the webbing with a mild soapsolution recommended for upholstery orcarpets. Follow instructions. Don't bleachor dye the webbing; this may weaken it.

After cleaning the belts, thoroughly drythe belt webbing and make sure there isno remaining moisture before retractingthem.

WARNINGHave an Authorized Mazda Dealerreplace damaged seat beltsimmediately:

Using damaged seat belts isdangerous. In a collision, damagedbelts cannot provide adequateprotection.

qCleaning the Window Interiors

If the windows become covered with anoily, greasy, or waxy film, clean themwith glass cleaner. Follow the directionson the container.

CAUTIONØ Do not scrape or scratch the inside

of the window glass. It coulddamage the thermal filaments.

Ø When washing the inside of thewindow glass, use a soft clothdampened in lukewarm water,gently wiping the thermalfilaments.Use of glass cleaning productscould damage the thermalfilaments.

qCleaning the Floor Mats

Rubber floor mats should be cleaned withmild soap and water only.

WARNINGDo not use rubber cleaners, such as tirecleaner or tire shine, when cleaningrubber floor mats:

Cleaning the rubber floor mats withrubber cleaning products makes thefloor mats slippery.This may cause an accident whendepressing the accelerator, brake, orclutch (Manual transaxle) pedal orwhen getting in or out of the vehicle.

After removing the floor mats forcleaning, always reinstall themsecurely.Refer to Floor Mat on page 4-7.

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9 Customer Information and ReportingSafety Defects

Important consumer information including warranties and add-on equipment.

Customer Assistance ............................... 9-2Customer Assistance (U.S.A.) ............ 9-2Customer Assistance (Canada) ........... 9-7Customer Assistance (Puerto Rico) ... 9-10

Mazda Importer/Distributors ............... 9-11Importer/Distributor .......................... 9-11Distributor in Each Area ................... 9-11

Warranty ................................................ 9-12Warranties for Your Mazda ............... 9-12Outside the United States andCanada .............................................. 9-13Outside the United States .................. 9-14Outside Canada ................................. 9-15Registering Your Vehicle in A ForeignCountry (Except United States andCanada) ............................................. 9-16Add-On Non-Genuine Parts andAccessories ....................................... 9-17

Cell Phones ............................................. 9-18Cell Phones Warning ......................... 9-18

Event Data Recorder ............................. 9-19Event Data Recorder ......................... 9-19

Uniform Tire Quality Grading System(UTQGS) ................................................ 9-20

Uniform Tire Quality Grading System(UTQGS) .......................................... 9-20

Tire Information (except Canada) ....... 9-22Tire Labeling ..................................... 9-22Location of the Tire Label(Placard) ............................................ 9-28Tire Maintenance .............................. 9-31Vehicle Loading ................................ 9-34Steps for Determining the Correct LoadLimit: ................................................ 9-40

Reporting Safety Defects ....................... 9-41Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.) .... 9-41Reporting Safety Defects (Canada) ... 9-42

Service Publications .............................. 9-43Service Publications .......................... 9-43

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Customer Assistance (U.S.A.)Your complete and permanent satisfaction is our business. We are here to serve you. AllAuthorized Mazda Dealers have the knowledge and the tools to keep your Mazda vehiclein top condition.If you have any questions or recommendations for improvement regarding the service ofyour Mazda vehicle or servicing by Mazda Dealer personnel, we recommend that you takethe following steps:

NOTEIf it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the supplementary restraintsystem modified to accommodate a person with certain medical conditions in accordance with acertified physician, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

qSTEP 1: Contact Your Mazda Dealer

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

l If it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the supplementaryrestraint system modified to accommodate a person with certain medical conditions inaccordance with a certified physician, go to STEP2.

qSTEP 2: Contact Mazda North American Operations

If for any reason you feel the need for further assistance after contacting your dealershipmanagement or it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for thesupplementary restraint system modified to accommodate a person with certain medicalconditions in accordance with a certified physician, you can reach Mazda North AmericanOperations by one of the following ways.

Log on: at www.mazdaUSA.com

Answers to many questions, including how to locate or contact a local Mazda dealership inthe U.S., can be found here.

E-mail: click on “Contact Us” located on the “Inside Mazda” tab, or at the bottom of thepage at www.mazdaUSA.com

By phone at: 1 (800) 222-5500

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By letter at:Attn: Customer AssistanceMazda North American Operations7755 Irvine Center DriveIrvine, CA 92618-2922P.O. Box 19734Irvine, CA 92623-9734

In order to serve you efficiently and effectively, please help us by providing the followinginformation:

1. Your name, address, and telephone number

2. Year and model of vehicle

3. Vehicle Identification Number (17 digits, noted on your registration or title or located onthe upper driver's side corner of the dash)

4. Purchase date and current mileage

5. Your dealer's name and location

6. Your question(s)

If you live outside the U.S.A., please contact your nearest Mazda Distributor.

qSTEP 3: Contact Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Mazda North American Operations realizes that mutual agreement on some issues may notbe possible. As a final step to ensure that your concerns are being fairly considered, MazdaNorth American Operations has agreed to participate in a dispute settlement programadministered by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) system, at no cost to you the consumer.

BBB AUTO LINE works with consumers and the manufacturer in an attempt to reach amutually acceptable resolution of any warranty related concerns. If the BBB is not able tofacilitate a settlement they will provide an informal hearing before an arbitrator.

You are required to resort to BBB AUTO LINE before exercising rights or seekingremedies under the Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq. To theextent permitted by the applicable state “Lemon Law”, you are also required to resort toBBB AUTO LINE before exercising any rights or seeking remedies under the “LemonLaw”. If you choose to seek remedies that are not created by the Magnuson-Moss WarrantyAct or the applicable state “Lemon Law”, you are not required to first use BBB AUTOLINE.

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

Being truly committed to customer satisfaction is more than a phrase with Mazda. We hopeto satisfy every customer directly, but if there is ever a question about our decision, Mazdabelieves in providing a fast, fair and free method such as the BBB AUTO LINE to ensureMazda delivers on our commitment to do the right thing for our customers!

qCalifornia Customers

1. Mazda North American Operations participates in BBB AUTO LINE, a mediation/arbitration program administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus [4200Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203] through local Better Business Bureaus.BBB AUTO LINE and Mazda have been certified by the Arbitration CertificationProgram of the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

2. If you have a problem arising under a Mazda written warranty, we encourage you tobring it to our attention. If we are unable to resolve it, you may file a claim with BBBAUTO LINE. Claims must be filed with BBB AUTO LINE within six (6) months afterthe expiration of the warranty.

3. To file a claim with BBB AUTO LINE, call 1-800-955-5100. There is no charge for thecall.

4. In order to file a claim with BBB AUTO LINE, you will have to provide your name andaddress, the brand name and vehicle identification number (VIN) of your vehicle, and astatement of the nature of your problem or complaint. You will also be asked to provide:the approximate date of your acquisition of the vehicle, the vehicle's current mileage, theapproximate date and mileage at the time any problem(s) were first brought to theattention of Mazda or one of our dealers, and a statement of the relief you are seeking.

5. BBB AUTO LINE staff may try to help resolve your dispute through mediation. Ifmediation is not successful, or if you do not wish to participate in mediation, claimswithin the program's jurisdiction may be presented to an arbitrator at an informalhearing. The arbitrator's decision should ordinarily be issued within 40 days from thetime your complaint is filed; there may be a delay of 7 days if you did not first contactMazda about your problem, or a delay of up to 30 days if the arbitrator requests aninspection/report by an impartial technical expert or further investigation and report byBBB AUTO LINE.

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6. You are required to use BBB AUTO LINE before asserting in court any rights orremedies conferred by California Civil Code Section 1793.22. You are also required touse BBB AUTO LINE before exercising rights or seeking remedies created by Title I ofthe Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.S.C. sec. 2301 et seq. If you choose to seekredress by pursuing rights and remedies not created by California Civil Code Section1793.22 or Title I of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, resort to BBB AUTO LINE isnot required by those statutes.

7. California Civil Code Section 1793.2 (d) requires that, if Mazda or its representative isunable to repair a new motor vehicle to conform to the vehicle's applicable expresswarranty after a reasonable number of attempts, Mazda may be required to replace orrepurchase the vehicle. California Civil Code Section 1793.22 (b) creates a presumptionthat Mazda has had a reasonable number of attempts to conform the vehicle to itsapplicable express warranties if, within 18 months from delivery to the buyer or 18,000miles on the vehicle's odometer, whichever occurs first, one or more of the followingoccurs:l The same nonconformity [a failure to conform to the written warranty thatsubstantially impairs the use, value or safety of the vehicle] results in a condition thatis likely to cause death or serious bodily injury if the vehicle is driven AND thenonconformity has been subject to repair two or more times by Mazda or its agentsAND the buyer or lessee has directly notified Mazda of the need for the repair of thenonconformity; OR

l The same nonconformity has been subject to repair 4 or more times by Mazda or itsagents AND the buyer has notified Mazda of the need for the repair of thenonconformity; OR

l The vehicle is out of service by reason of repair of nonconformities by Mazda or itsagents for a cumulative total of more than 30 calendar days after delivery of thevehicle to the buyer.

NOTICE TO Mazda AS REQUIRED ABOVE SHALL BE SENT TO THEFOLLOWING ADDRESS:Mazda North American Operations7755 Irvine Center DriveIrvine, CA 92618ATTN: Customer Mediation

8. The following remedies may be sought in BBB AUTO LINE: repairs, reimbursementfor money paid to repair a vehicle or other expenses incurred as result of a vehiclenonconformity, repurchase or replacement of your vehicle, and compensation fordamages and remedies available under Mazda's written warranty or applicable law.

9. The following remedies may not be sought in BBB AUTO LINE: punitive or multipledamages, attorneys' fees, or consequential damages other than as provided in CaliforniaCivil Code Section 1794 (a) and (b).

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10. You may reject the decision issued by a BBB AUTO LINE arbitrator. If you reject thedecision, you will be free to pursue further legal action. The arbitrator's decision andany findings will be admissible in a court action.

11. If you accept the arbitrator's decision, Mazda will be bound by the decision, and willcomply with the decision within a reasonable time not to exceed 30 days after wereceive notice of your acceptance of the decision.

12. Please call BBB AUTO LINE at 1-800-955-5100 for further details about the program.

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Customer Assistance (Canada)

qSatisfaction Review Process

Your complete and permanent satisfaction is of primary concern to Mazda. All AuthorizedMazda Dealers have both the knowledge and tools to keep your Mazda in top condition. Inour experience, any questions, problems, or complaints regarding the operation of yourMazda or any other general service transactions are most effectively resolved by yourdealer. If the cause of your dissatisfaction cannot adequately be addressed by normaldealership procedures, we recommend that you take the following steps:

qSTEP 1: Contact the Mazda Dealer

Discuss the matter with a member of dealership management. If the Service Manager hasalready reviewed your concerns, contact the owner of the dealership or its GeneralManager.

qSTEP 2: Contact the Mazda Regional Office

If you feel that you still require assistance, ask the dealer Service Manager to arrange foryou to meet the local Mazda Service Representative. If more expedient, contact MazdaCanada Inc.Regional Office nearest you for such arrangements. Regional Office addressand phone numbers are shown (page 9-9).

qSTEP 3: Contact the Mazda Customer Relations Department

If still not substantially satisfied, contact the Customer Relations Department, MazdaCanada Inc., 55 Vogell Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3K5 Canada TEL: 1 (800)263-4680.Provide the Department with the following information:

1. Your name, address and telephone number

2. Year and model of vehicle

3. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Refer to the “Vehicle Identification Labels” pageof section 10 of this manual for the location of the VIN.

4. Purchase date

5. Present odometer reading

6. Your dealer's name and location

7. The nature of your problem and/or cause of dissatisfaction

The Department, in cooperation with the local Mazda Service Representative, will reviewthe case to determine if everything possible has been done to ensure your satisfaction.

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Please recognize that the resolution of service problems in most cases requires the use ofyour Mazda dealer's service facilities, personnel and equipment. We urge you to follow theabove three steps in sequence for most effective results.

qMediation/Arbitration Program

Occasionally a customer concern cannot be resolved through Mazda's CustomerSatisfaction Program. If after exhausting the procedures in this manual your concern is stillnot resolved, you have another option.

Mazda Canada Inc. participates in an arbitration program administered by theCanadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP). CAMVAP will advise you abouthow your concern may be reviewed and resolved by an independent third party throughbinding arbitration.

Your complete satisfaction is the goal of Mazda Canada Inc. and our dealers.Mazda's participation in CAMVAP makes a valuable contribution to our achieving thatgoal. There is no charge for using CAMVAP. CAMVAP results are fast, fair and final as theaward is binding on both you and Mazda Canada Inc.

qCanadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP)

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

CAMVAP uses the services of Provincial Administrators to assist consumers in schedulingand preparing for their arbitration hearings. However, before you can proceed withCAMVAP you must follow your Mazda dispute resolution process as outlined previously.

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CAMVAP is fully implemented in all provinces and territories.Consumers wishing to obtain further information about the Program should contact theProvincial Administrator at 1 (800) 207-0685, or by contacting theCanadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan Office at:

Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan235 Yorkland Boulevard, suite 300North York, OntarioM2J 4Y8http://camvap.caProvincial Administrators may be reached locally as listed below:

Province/Territory CAMVAP Number

British Columbia & Yukon Territories 1 (800) 207-0685

Alberta & Northwest Territories 1 (800) 207-0685

Saskatchewan 1 (800) 207-0685

Manitoba 1 (800) 207-0685

Ontario 1 (800) 207-0685

Atlantic Canada 1 (800) 207-0685

Quebec 1 (800) 207-0685

qRegional Offices

REGIONAL OFFICES AREAS COVERED

MAZDA CANADA INC.WESTERN REGION

8171 ACKROYD ROADSUITE 2000

RICHMOND B.C.V6X 3K1

(604) 303-5670

ALBERTA,BRITISH COLUMBIA,

MANITOBA,SASKATCHEWAN,

YUKON

MAZDA CANADA INC.CENTRAL/ATLANTIC REGION

55 VOGELL ROAD,RICHMOND HILL,ONTARIO, L4B 3K5

(905) 787-7000

ONTARIO

MAZDA CANADA INC.QUEBEC REGION

6111 ROUTE TRANSCANADIENNE

POINTE CLAIRE, QUEBECH9R 5A5

(514) 694-6390

QUEBEC,NEW BRUNSWICK,NOVA SCOTIA,

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND,NEWFOUNDLAND

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Customer Assistance (Puerto Rico)Your complete and permanent satisfaction is our business. That is why all AuthorizedMazda Dealers have the knowledge and the tools to keep your Mazda vehicle in topcondition.If you have any questions or recommendations for improvement regarding the service ofyour Mazda vehicle or servicing by Mazda Dealer personnel, we recommend that you takethe following steps:

qSTEP 1

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

qSTEP 2

If, after following STEP 1, you feel the need for further assistance, please contact yourarea's Mazda representative (Indicated on the next page).

Please help us by providing the following information:

1. Your name, address, and telephone number

2. Year and model of vehicle

3. Vehicle Identification Number (17 digits, noted on your registration or title or located onthe upper driver's side corner of the dash)

4. Purchase date and current mileage

5. Your dealer's name and location

6. Your question(s)

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Importer/Distributor

qU.S.A.

Mazda North American Operations7755 Irvine Center DriveIrvine, CA 92618-2922 U.S.A.P.O. Box 19734Irvine, CA 92623-9734 U.S.A.TEL: 1 (800) 222-5500 (in U.S.A.)(949) 727-1990 (outside U.S.A.)

Distributor in Each Area

qCANADA

Mazda Canada Inc.55 Vogell Road, Richmond Hill,Ontario, L4B 3K5 CanadaTEL: 1 (800) 263-4680 (in Canada)(905) 787-7000 (outside Canada)

qPUERTO RICO/U.S. Virgin Island

Plaza Motors Corp. (Mazda de PuertoRico)P.O. Box 362722, San Juan, Puerto Rico00936-2722TEL: (787) 641-9300

qGUAM

Triple J Motors157 South Marine Drive, Tamuning,GUAM 96911 USAP.O. Box 6066 Tamuning, Guam 96931TEL: (671) 649-6555

qSAIPAN

Pacific International Marianas, Inc.(d.b.a. Midway Motors)P.O. Box 887 Saipan, MP 96950TEL: (670) 234-7524

Triple J Saipan, Inc.(d.b.a. Triple J Motors)P.O. Box 500487 Saipan, MP 96950-0487TEL: (670) 234-7133/3051

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Warranties for Your Mazdal New Vehicle Limited Warrantyl Distributor Major Component Limited Warranty (Canada only)l Safety Restraint System Limited Warrantyl Anti-perforation Limited Warrantyl Federal Emission Control Warranty (U.S.A. only)

l Emission Defect Warrantyl Emission Performance Warranty

l California Emission Control Warranty (U.S.A. only)l Emission Control Warranty (Canada only)l Replacement Parts and Accessories Limited Warrantyl Tire Warranty

NOTEDetailed warranty information is provided with your Mazda.

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Outside the United States and CanadaGovernment regulations in the United States and Canada require that automobiles meetspecific emission regulations and safety standards. Therefore, vehicles built for use in theUnited States, its territories, and Canada may differ from those sold in other countries.

The differences may make it difficult or even impossible for your vehicle to receivesatisfactory servicing in other countries. We strongly recommend that you NOT take yourMazda outside these areas.You may have these problems if you do:

l Recommended fuel may be unavailable. Any kind of leaded fuel or low-octane fuel willaffect vehicle performance and damage the emission controls and engine.

l Proper repair facilities, tools, testing equipment, and replacement parts may not beavailable.

The Mazda warranty applies only to Mazda vehicles registered and normally operated inthe United States, its territories, and Canada.

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Outside the United StatesGovernment regulations in the United States require that automobiles meet specificemission regulations and safety standards. Therefore, vehicles built for use in the UnitedStates may differ from those sold in other countries.

The differences may make it difficult or even impossible for your vehicle to receivesatisfactory servicing in other countries. We strongly recommend that you NOT take yourMazda outside the United States. However, in the event that you are moving to Canadapermanently, Mazda vehicles built for use in the United States could be eligible forexportation to Canada with specific vehicle modifications to comply with the CanadianMotor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS).

NOTEThe above is applicable for a permanent import/export situation and not related to travelers onvacation.

You may have the following problems if you do take your vehicle outside of the UnitedStates:l Recommended fuel may be unavailable. Any kind of leaded fuel or low-octane fuel willaffect vehicle performance and damage the emission controls and engine.

l Proper repair facilities, tools, testing equipment, and replacement parts may not beavailable.

Please refer to your Manufacturer's Warranty Booklet for more information.

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Outside CanadaGovernment regulations in Canada require that automobiles meet specific emissionregulations and safety regulations. Therefore, vehicles built for use in Canada may differfrom those sold in other countries.

The differences may make it difficult or even impossible for your vehicle to receivesatisfactory servicing in other countries. We strongly recommend that you NOT take yourMazda outside Canada. However, in the event that you are moving to the United Statespermanently, Mazda vehicles built for use in Canada could be eligible for exportation to theUnited States with specific vehicle modifications to comply with the United States FederalMotor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

NOTEThe above is applicable for a permanent import/export situation and not related to travelers onvacation.

You may have the following problems if you do take your vehicle outside of Canada:l Recommended fuel may be unavailable. Any kind of leaded fuel or low-octane fuel willaffect vehicle performance and damage the emission controls and engine.

l Proper repair facilities, tools, testing equipment, and replacement parts may not beavailable.

Please refer to your Manufacturer's Warranty Booklet for more information.

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Registering Your Vehicle in A Foreign Country (ExceptUnited States and Canada)

Registering your vehicle in a foreign country may be problematic depending on whether itmeets the specific emission and safety standards of the country in which the vehicle will bedriven. Consequently, your vehicle may require modifications at personal expense in orderto meet the regulations.In addition, you should be aware of the following issues:Satisfactory vehicle servicing may be difficult or impossible in another country.

The fuel specified for your vehicle may be unavailable.

Parts, servicing techniques, and tools necessary to maintain and repair your vehicle may beunavailable.

There might not be an Authorized Mazda Dealer in the country you plan to take yourvehicle.

The Mazda warranty is valid only in certain countries.

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Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and AccessoriesNon-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 Mazdavehicles. When you install non-genuine parts or accessories, they could affect yourvehicle's performance or safety systems; the Mazda warranty doesn't cover this. Before youinstall any non-genuine parts or accessories, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

WARNINGAlways consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer before you install non-genuine parts oraccessories:

Installation of non-genuine parts or accessories is dangerous. Improperly designedparts or accessories could seriously affect your vehicle's performance or safetysystems. This could cause you to have an accident or increase your chances ofinjuries in an accident.

Be very careful in choosing and installing add-on electrical equipment, such asmobile telephones, two-way radios, stereo systems, and car alarm systems:

Incorrectly choosing or installing improper add-on equipment or choosing animproper installer is dangerous. Essential systems could be damaged, causing enginestalling, air-bag (SRS) activation, ABS/TCS/DSC inactivation, or a fire in the vehicle.

Mazda assumes no responsibility for death, injury, or expenses that may result from theinstallation of add-on non-genuine parts or accessories.

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Cell Phones Warning

WARNINGPlease comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of communicationequipment in vehicles in your State or Province:

Use of any electrical devices such as cell phones, computers, portable radios, vehiclenavigation or other devices by the driver while the vehicle is moving is dangerous.Dialing a number on a cell phone while driving also ties-up the driver's hands. Use ofthese devices will cause the driver to be distracted and could lead to a seriousaccident. If a passenger is unable to use the device, pull off the right-of-way to a safearea before use. If use of a cell phone is necessary despite this warning, use a hands-free system to at least leave the hands free to drive the vehicle. Never use a cellphone or other electrical devices while the vehicle is moving and, instead,concentrate on the full-time job of driving.

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Event Data RecorderThis vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDRis to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment orhitting a road obstacle. The data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle's systemsperformed. The EDR is designed to record data related to vehicle dynamics and safetysystems for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle isdesigned to record such data as:l How various systems in your vehicle were operating;l Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were buckled/fastened;l How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,l How fast the vehicle was traveling.These data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which crashesand injuries occur.

NOTEEDR data is recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash or near crash-like situation occurs;no data is recorded by the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name,gender, age, and crash location) are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement,could combine the EDR data with the type of personally identifying data routinely acquired during acrash investigation.

To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, and access to the vehicleor the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as lawenforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have accessto the vehicle or the EDR.

Mazda will not disclose any of the data recorded in an EDR to a third party unless:l Awritten agreement from the vehicle owner or the lessee is obtainedl Officially requested by the police or other law enforcement authoritiesl Used as a defense for Mazda in a law suit, claim, or arbitrationl Ordered by a judge or courtHowever, if necessary Mazda will:l Use the data for research on Mazda vehicle performance, including safety.l Disclose the data or the summarized data to a third party for research purposes withoutdisclosing vehicle or owner identification information.

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Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)This information relates to the tire grading system developed by the U.S. NationalHighway Traffic Safety Administration for grading tires by tread wear, traction, andtemperature performance.

qTread Wear

The tread wear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when testedunder controlled conditions on a specified government test course.For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one-and-a-half times as well on the governmentcourse as a tire graded 100.

The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however,and may depart significantly from the norm because of variations in driving habits, servicepractices and differences in road characteristics and climate.

qTraction-AA, A, B, C

The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. These grades representthe tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions onspecified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poortraction performance.

WARNINGThe traction grade assigned to this tire is based on braking (straight ahead) tractiontests and does not include acceleration cornering (turning), hydroplaning, or peaktraction characteristics.

qTemperature-A, B, C

The temperature grades A (the highest), B, and C, represent the tire's resistance to thegeneration of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditionson a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tirelife, and excessive temperatures can lead to sudden tire failure.

Grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger vehicle tires must meetunder the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A representhigher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required bylaw.

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WARNINGKeep your vehicle's tires properly inflated and not overloaded:

Driving with improperly inflated or overloaded tires is dangerous. Excessive speed,underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can causeheat buildup and possible tire failure. The temperature grade for this tire isestablished for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.

These grades will be added to the sidewalls of passenger vehicle tires over the next severalyears 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 varywith respect to grade.

ALL PASSENGERVEHICLE TIRES MUST CONFORM TO THESE GRADES ANDTO ALL OTHER FEDERALTIRE-SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.

qUniform Tire Quality Grading

Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulderand maximum section width.For example:Treadwear 200 Traction AATemperature A

TREADWEAR 200 TRACTION AA TEMPERATURE A

UTQGS MARK (example)

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Tire LabelingFederal law requires tire manufacturers to place standardized information on the sidewall ofall tires. This information identifies and describes the fundamental characteristics of the tireand also provides a tire identification number for safety standard certification and in case ofa recall.

qInformation on Passenger Vehicle Tires

Please refer to the sample below.

1. TIN: U.S. DOT tire identification number

2. Passenger car tire

3. Nominal width of tire in millimeters

4. Ratio of height to width (aspect ratio)

5. Radial

6. Run-flat tire

7. Rim diameter code

8. Load index & speed symbol

9. Severe snow conditions

10. Tire ply composition and materials used

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11. Max. load rating

12. Tread wear, traction and temperature grades

13. Max. permissible inflation pressure

14. SAFETY WARNING

P215/65R15 95H is an example of a tire size and load index rating. Here is an explanationof the various components of that tire size and load index rating. Note that the tire size andload index rating may be different from the example.

P

Indicates a tire that may be installed on cars, SUVs, minivans and light trucks as designatedby the Tire and Rim Association (T&RA).

NOTEIf your tire size does not begin with a letter this may mean it is designated by either ETRTO(European Tire and Rim Technical Organization) or JATMA (Japan Tire Manufacturing Association).

215

“215” is the nominal width of the tire in millimeters. This three-digit number gives thewidth in millimeters of the tire from sidewall edge to sidewall edge. In general, the largerthe number, the wider the tire.

65

“65” is the aspect ratio. This two-digit number indicates the tire's ratio of height to width.

R

“R” is the tire construction symbol. R indicates “Radial ply construction”.

15

“15” is the wheel rim diameter in inches.

95

“95” is the Load Index. This two-or three-digit number indicates how much weight eachtire can support.

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“H” is the speed rating. The speed rating denotes the maximum speed for which the use ofthe tire is rated.

Letter Rating Speed Rating

Q 99 mph

R 106 mph

S 112 mph

T 118 mph

U 124 mph

H 130 mph

V 149 mph

W 168* mph

Y 186* mph

* For tires with a maximum speed capability over 149 mph, tire manufacturers sometimes use the letters ZR. Fortires with a maximum speed capability over 186 mph, tire manufacturers always use the letters ZR.

M S or M/S: Mud and Snow

AT: All Terrain.AS: All Season. The “M S” or “M/S” indicates that the tire has some functional use inmud and snow.

U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)

This begins with the letters “DOT” which indicates the tire meets all federal standards. Thenext two numbers or letters are the plant code where it was manufactured, and the last fournumbers represent the week and year the tire was manufactured. For example, the numbers457 means the 45st week of 1997. After 2000 the numbers go to four digits. For example,the number 2102 means the 21th week of 2002. The other numbers are marketing codesused at the manufacturer's discretion. This information is used to contact consumers if a tiredefect requires a recall.

Tire Ply Composition and Materials Used

The number of plies indicates the number of layers of rubber-coated fabric in the tire. Ingeneral, the greater the number of plies, the more weight a tire can support. Tiremanufacturers also must indicate the tire materials, which include steel, nylon, polyester,and other.

Maximum Load Rating

This number indicates the maximum load in kilograms and pounds that can be carried bythe tire.

Maximum Permissible Inflation Pressure

This number is the greatest amount of air pressure that should ever be put in the tire undernormal driving conditions.

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Tread Wear, Traction and Temperature Grades

Tread wear: The tread wear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tirewhen tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. Forexample, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on thegovernment course as a tire graded 100.Traction: The traction grades, from highest to lowest are AA, A, B, and C. The gradesrepresent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditionson specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may havepoor traction performance.Temperature: The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and C, representing the tire'sresistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested undercontrolled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.

Snow Tires

In some heavy snow areas, local governments may require true snow tires, those with verydeeply cut tread. These tires should only be used in pairs or placed on all four wheels.Make sure you purchase snow tires that are the same size and construction type as the othertires on your vehicle.

SAFETYWARNING

The following safety warning appears on the tire's sidewall.SERIOUS INJURY MAY RESULT FROM:l EXPLOSION OF TIRE/RIM ASSEMBLY DUE TO IMPROPER MOUNTING-MATCH TIRE DIAMETER TO RIM DIAMETER; NEVER EXCEED 40 psi (275 kPa)TO SEAT BEADS-ONLY SPECIALLY TRAINED PERSONS SHOULD MOUNTTIRES.

l TIRE FAILURE DUE TO UNDER-INFLATION/OVERLOADING/DAMAGE-FOLLOW OWNER'S MANUAL AND PLACARD IN VEHICLE-FREQUENTLYCHECK INFLATION PRESSURE AND INSPECT FOR DAMAGE.

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qInformation on Temporary Tires

Please refer to the sample below.

1. Temporary tires

2. Nominal width of tire in millimeters

3. Ratio of height to width (aspect ratio)

4. Diagonal

5. Rim diameter code

6. Load index & speed symbol

T115/70D 16 90M is an example of a tire size and load index rating. Here is an explanationof the various components of that tire size and load index rating. Note that the tire size andload index rating may be different from the example.

T

Indicates a tire that may be installed on cars, SUVs, minivans and light trucks as designatedby the Tire and Rim Association (T&RA).

115

“115” is the nominal width of the tire in millimeters. This three-digit number gives thewidth in millimeters of the tire from sidewall edge to sidewall edge. In general, the largerthe number, the wider the tire.

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“70” is the aspect ratio. This two-digit number indicates the tire's ratio of height to width.

D

“D” is the tire construction symbol. D indicates “diagonal ply construction”.

16

“16” is the wheel rim diameter in inches.

90

“90” is the Load Index. This two-or three-digit number indicates how much weight eachtire can support.

M

“M” is the speed rating. The speed rating denotes the maximum speed for which the use ofthe tire is rated.

Letter Rating Speed Rating

M 81 mph

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Location of the Tire Label (Placard)You will find the tire label containing tire inflation pressure by tire size and other importantinformation on the driver's side B-pillar or on the edge of the driver's door frame.

SAMPLE

qRecommended Tire Inflation Pressure

On the tire label you will find the recommended tire inflation pressure in both kPa and psifor the tires installed as original equipment on the vehicle. It is very important that theinflation pressure of the tires on your vehicle is maintained at the recommended pressure.You should check the tire pressure regularly to insure that the proper inflation pressure ismaintained.Refer to Tires on page 10-6.

NOTETire pressures listed on the vehicle placard or tire information label indicate the recommended coldtire inflation pressure, measured when the tires are cold, after the vehicle has been parked for at least3 hours. As you drive, the temperature in the tire warms up, increasing the tire pressure.

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WARNINGAlways check the tire inflation pressures on a regular basis according to therecommended tire inflation pressure on the tire label and in conjunction with theinformation in this owner's manual:

Driving your vehicle with under-inflated tires is dangerous.Under-inflation is the most common cause of failures in any kind of tire and mayresult in severe cracking, tread separation or “blowout”, with unexpected loss ofvehicle control and increased risk of injury. Under-inflation increases sidewall flexingand rolling resistance, resulting in heat buildup and internal damage to the tire. Itresults in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of control and accidents. A tirecan lose up to half of its air pressure and not appear to be flat!It is impossible to determine whether or not tires are properly inflated just by lookingat them.

qChecking Tire Pressure

1. When you check the air pressure, make sure the tires are cold ―meaning they are nothot from driving even a mile.

2. Remove the cap from the valve on one tire.

3. Firmly press a tire gauge onto the valve.

4. Add air to achieve recommended air pressure.

5. If you overfill the tire, release air by pushing on the metal stem in the center of thevalve. Then recheck the pressure with your tire gauge.

6. Replace the valve cap.

7. Repeat with each tire, including the spare.

NOTESome spare tires require higher inflation pressure.

8. Visually inspect the tires to make sure there are no nails or other objects embedded thatcould poke a hole in the tire and cause an air leak.

9. Check the sidewalls to make sure there are no gouges, cuts, bulges, cracks or otherirregularities.

NOTEWarm tires normally exceed recommended pressures. Don't release air from warm tires to adjust thepressure.Under-inflation can cause serious failures and accidents.Over-inflation can produce a harsh ride and the greater possibility of damage from road hazards.

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qGlossary of Terms

Tire Placard: A label indicating the OE tire sizes, recommended inflation pressure, andthe maximum weight the vehicle can carry.Tire Identification Number (TIN): A number on the sidewall of each tire providinginformation about the tire brand and manufacturing plant, tire size, and date ofmanufacture.Inflation Pressure: A measure of the amount of air in a tire.kPa: Kilopascal, the metric unit for air pressure.psi: Pounds per square inch, the English unit for air pressure.B-pillar: The structural member at the side of the vehicle behind the front door.Original Equipment (OE): Describes components originally equipped on the vehicle.Vehicle Load Limit: The maximum value of the combination weight of occupants andcargo.Bead Area of the Tire: Area of the tire next to the rim.Sidewall Area of the Tire: Area between the bead area and the tread.Tread Area of the Tire: Area on the perimeter of the tire that contacts the road when it'smounted on the vehicle.

Seating capacity means the total allowable number of vehicle occupants. Seating capacityis described on the tire label.

Production options weight is the combination weight of installed regular productionoptions weighing over 2.3 kilograms in excess of the standard items which they replace,and not previously considered in the curb weight or accessory weight, including heavyduty brakes, ride levelers, roof rack, heavy duty battery, and special trim.

Rim is the metal support (wheel) for a tire or a tire and tube assembly upon which the tirebeads are seated.

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Tire MaintenanceImproper or inadequate vehicle maintenance can cause tires to wear abnormally. Here aresome important maintenance points:

qTire Inflation Pressure

Inspect all tire pressure monthly (including the spare) when the tires are cold. Maintainrecommended pressures for the best ride, top handling, and minimum tire wear. Use thepressures specified on the vehicle tire information placard or tire label for optimum service.

qTire Rotation

To equalize tread wear, rotate the tires every 12,000 km (7,500 miles) or sooner if irregularwear develops. During rotation, inspect them for correct balance.

Do not include (TEMPORARY USE ONLY) spare tire in rotation.

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Inspect the tires for uneven wear and damage. Abnormal wear is usually caused by one or acombination of the following:l Incorrect tire pressurel Improper wheel alignmentl Out-of-balance wheell Severe brakingAfter rotation, inflate all tire pressures to specification (page 10-6) and inspect the lug nutsfor tightness.

CAUTIONRotate unidirectional tires and radial tires that have an asymmetrical tread patternor studs only from front to rear, not from side to side. Tire performance will beweakened if rotated from side to side.

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qReplacing a Tire

WARNINGAlways use tires that are in good condition:

Driving with worn tires is dangerous. Reduced braking, steering, and traction couldresult in an accident.

If a tire wears evenly, a wear indicator will appear as a solid band across the tread.Replace the tire when this happens.

New tread

Tread wear indicator

Worn tread

You should replace the tire before the band crosses the entire tread.

NOTETires degrade over time, even when they are not being used on the road. It is recommended that tiresgenerally be replaced when they are 6 years or older. Heat caused by hot climates or frequent highloading conditions can accelerate the aging process. You should replace the spare tire when youreplace the other road tires due to the aging of the spare tire. The period in which the tire wasmanufactured (both week and year) is indicated by a 4-digit number.Refer to Tire Labeling on page 9-22.

qSafety Practices

The way you drive has a great deal to do with your tire mileage and safety. So cultivategood driving habits for your own benefit.l Observe posted speed limitsl Avoid fast starts, stops and turnsl Avoid potholes and objects on the roadl Do not run over curbs or hit the tire against the curb when parking

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CAUTIONIf you feel a sudden vibration or ride disturbance while driving or you suspect yourtire or vehicle has been damaged, immediately reduce your speed. Drive with cautionuntil you can safely pull off the road. Stop and inspect the tire for damage. If the tireis under-inflated or damaged, deflate it, remove the tire and rim and replace it withyour spare tire. If you cannot detect a cause, have the vehicle towed to the nearestvehicle or tire dealer to have the vehicle inspected.

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Vehicle Loading

WARNINGDo not tow a trailer with this vehicle:

Towing a trailer with this vehicle is dangerous because it has not been designed totow a trailer and doing so will affect the drive system which could result in vehicledamage.

This section will guide you in the proper loading of your vehicle, to keep your loadedvehicle weight within its design rating capability. Properly loading your vehicle willprovide maximum return of vehicle design performance. Before loading your vehicle,familiarize yourself with the following terms for determining your vehicle's weight ratings,from the vehicle's Safety Certification Label and Tire and Load Information Label:

WARNINGOverloaded Vehicle:

Overloading a vehicle is dangerous. The results of overloading can have seriousconsequences in terms of passenger safety. Too much weight on a vehicle'ssuspension system can cause spring or shock absorber failure, brake failure,handling or steering problems, irregular tire wear, tire failure or other damage.Overloading makes a vehicle harder to drive and control. It also increases thedistance required for stopping. In cases of serious overloading, brakes can failcompletely, particularly on steep grades. The load a tire will carry safely is acombination of the size of the tire, its load range, and corresponding inflationpressure.Never overload the vehicle and always observe the vehicle's weight ratings from thevehicle's Safety Certification and Tire and Load Information labels.

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Base Curb Weight is the weight of the vehicle including a full tank of fuel and allstandard 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 yourdealer plus any aftermarket equipment.

PAYLOAD

Payload is the combination weight of cargo and passengers that the vehicle is designed tocarry. The maximum payload for your vehicle can be found on the Tire and LoadInformation label on the driver's door frame or door pillar. Look for “THECOMBINATION WEIGHT OF OCCUPANTS AND CARGO SHOULD NEVEREXCEED XXX kg or XXX lbs” for your maximum payload. The payload listed on the tirelabel is the maximum payload for the vehicle as built by the assembly plant. If anyaftermarket or dealer installed equipment has been installed on the vehicle, the weight ofthe equipment must be subtracted from the payload listed on the tire label in order to beaccurate.

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CARGO

Cargo Weight includes all weight added to the Base Curb Weight, including cargo andoptional equipment.

The cargo weight limit decreases depending on the number of vehicle occupants. The cargoweight limit can be calculated by subtracting the total weight of the vehicle occupants fromthe “combination weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed” value on the tirelabel.

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Examples: Based on a single occupant weight of 68 kg (150 lbs), and a value of 385 kg(849 lbs) for the “combination weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed”:The cargo weight limit with one occupant is 385 kg (849 lbs) _ 68 kg (150 lbs) = 317 kg(699 lbs)The cargo weight limit with two occupants is 385 kg (849 lbs) _ (68 × 2) kg ( (150 × 2)lbs) = 249 kg (549 lbs)If the weight of the occupant increases, the cargo weight limit decreases by that much.

GAW (Gross Axle Weight) is the total weight placed on each axle (front and rear) -including vehicle curb weight and all payload.

GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) is the maximum allowable weight that can be carriedby a single axle (front or rear). These numbers are shown on the Safety ComplianceCertification Label located on the driver's door frame or door pillar. The total load oneach axle must never exceed its GAWR.

GVW

GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) is the Vehicle Curb Weight cargo passengers.

GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is the maximum allowable weight of the fullyloaded vehicle (including all options, equipment, passengers and cargo). The GVWR isshown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label located on the driver's doorframe or door pillar. The GVW must never exceed the GVWR.

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WARNINGExceeding Axle Weight Rating Limits:

Exceeding the Safety Certification Label axle weight rating limits is dangerous andcould result in death or serious injury as a result of substandard vehicle handling,performance, engine, transmission and/or structural damage, serious damage to thevehicle, or loss of control.Always keep the vehicle within the axle weight rating limits.

Do not tow a trailer with this vehicle:Towing a trailer with this vehicle is dangerous because it has not been designed totow a trailer and doing so will affect the drive system which could result in vehicledamage.

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GCW

GCW (Gross Combination Weight) is the weight of the loaded vehicle (GVW).

GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating) is the maximum allowable weight of thevehicle - including all cargo and passengers - that the vehicle can handle without riskingdamage. The GCW must never exceed the GCWR.

WARNINGExceeding 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, ordamage to the vehicle.Do not use replacement tires with lower load carrying capacities than the originalsbecause they may lower the vehicle's GVWR and GAWR limitations. Replacementtires with a higher limit than the originals do not increase the GVWR and GAWRlimitations.Never exceed the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the certification label.

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Steps for Determining the Correct Load Limit:

Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit:(1) Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should

never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs” on your vehicle's placard.(2) Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will be

riding in your vehicle.(3) Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kg

or XXX lbs.(4) The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load

capacity. For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs. and therewill be five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of availablecargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1400 _ 750 (5 × 150) = 650lbs.)

(5) Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on thevehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggageload capacity calculated in Step 4.

(6) If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, the load from your trailer will betransferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how thisreduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.

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Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)

If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or couldcause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National HighwayTraffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Mazda MotorCorporation (Your Mazda Importer/Distributor).

If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if itfinds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall andremedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individualproblems between you, your dealer, or Mazda Motor Corporation (Your MazdaImporter/Distributor).

To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY:1-800-424-9153) ; go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC,20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety fromhttp://www.safercar.gov.

NOTEIf you live in the U.S.A., all correspondence to Mazda Motor Corporation should be forwarded to:

Mazda North American Operations7755 Irvine Center DriveIrvine, California 92618-2922orP.O. Box 19734Irvine, CA 92623-9734Customer Assistance Center or toll free at 1 (800) 222-5500

If you live outside of the U.S.A., please contact the nearest Mazda Distributor shown (page 9-11) inthis booklet.

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

For additional road safety information, please visit the Road Safety website at:http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/menu.htm

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Service PublicationsFactory-authorized Mazda service publications are available for owners who wish to dosome of their own maintenance and repair.

When requesting any of our publications through an Authorized Mazda Dealer, refer to thechart below.

If they do not have what you need in stock, they can order it for you.

PUBLICATION ORDER NUMBER PUBLICATION DESCRIPTION

9999-95-026B-12 2012 WORKSHOP MANUAL (English)

9999-95-077G-12 2012 WIRING DIAGRAM (English)

9999-95-002C-12 (U.S.A. only) 2012 OWNER'S MANUAL

9999-EC-002C-12 (Canada only) 2012 OWNER'S MANUAL

9999-PR-002C-12 (Puerto Rico only) 2012 OWNER'S MANUAL

9999-95-MODL-12 2012 SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

qWORKSHOP MANUAL:

Covers recommended maintenance and repair procedures of the drive train, body andchassis.

qWIRING DIAGRAM:

Provides electrical schematics as well as component location for the entire electricalsystem.

qOWNER'S MANUAL:

This booklet contains information regarding the proper care and operation of your vehicle.This is not a technician's manual.

qSERVICE HIGHLIGHTS:

Provides description and operation of the many systems of your Mazda.

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10 Specifications

Technical information about your Mazda.

Identification Numbers ............................................................... 10-2Vehicle Information Labels ..................................................... 10-2

Specifications ............................................................................... 10-4Specifications .......................................................................... 10-4

Personalization Features ............................................................ 10-7Personalization Features .......................................................... 10-7

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qVehicle Identification Number

The vehicle identification number legallyidentifies your vehicle. The number is ona plate attached to the cowl panel locatedon the left corner of the dashboard. Thisplate can easily be seen through thewindshield.

qMotor Vehicle Safety Standard Label

qChassis Number

Open the cover shown in the figure tocheck the chassis number.

qVehicle Emission ControlInformation Label

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qTire Pressure Label

qEngine Number

Forward

Identification Numbers

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qEngine

Item Specification

Type DOHC-16V in-line, 4-cylinder

Bore × Stroke 78.0 × 78.4 mm (3.07 × 3.09 in)

Displacement 1,498 ml (1,498 cc, 91.4 cu in)

Compression ratio 10.0

qElectrical System

Item Classification

Battery 12V-40AH/5HR, 12V-52AH/5HR

Spark-plug number DENSO SK16PR-E13

Spark-plug gap 1.2―1.3 mm (0.047―0.051 in)

CAUTIONWhen cleaning the iridium plugs, do not use a wire brush. The fine particulatecoating on the iridium alloy and platinum tips could be damaged.

qLubricant Quality

Lubricant type and classification

Engine oil Refer to Recommended Oil on page 8-12.

Manual transaxle oilAPI Service GL-4

SAE 75W-80

Automatic transaxle fluid Mazda Genuine ATF M-V

Brake/Clutch fluid SAE J1703 or FMVSS116 DOT-3

qCapacities

(Approximate Quantities)

Item Capacity

Engine oilWith oil filter replacement 3.9 L (4.1 US qt, 3.4 Imp qt)

Without oil filter replacement 3.7 L (3.9 US qt, 3.3 Imp qt)

CoolantManual transaxle 5.1 L (5.4 US qt, 4.5 Imp qt)

Automatic transaxle 5.4 L (5.7 US qt, 4.8 Imp qt)

Manual transaxle oil 2.91 L (3.07 US qt, 2.56 Imp qt)

Automatic transaxle fluid 7.0 L (7.4 US qt, 6.2 Imp qt)

Fuel tank 42.8 L (11.3 US gal, 9.41 Imp gal)

Check oil and fluid levels with dipsticks or reservoir gauges.

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qDimensions

Item Vehicle specification

Overall lengthWith front license plate mount cover 3,965 mm (156.1 in)

Without front license plate mountcover

3,955 mm (155.7 in)

Overall width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)

Overall height 1,475 mm (58.1 in)

Front tread 1,476 mm (58.1 in)

Rear tread 1,466 mm (57.7 in)

Wheelbase 2,490 mm (98 in)

qWeights

ItemWeight

Manual transaxle Automatic transaxle

GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) 1,480 kg (3,263 lbs) 1,502 kg (3,311 lbs)

GAWR(Gross Axle Weight Rat-ing)

Front 774 kg (1,706 lbs) 799 kg (1,761 lbs)

Rear 706 kg (1,556 lbs) 703 kg (1,550 lbs)

qAir Conditioner

Item Classification

Refrigerant Type HFC134a (R-134a)

qLight Bulbs

Exterior light

Light bulbCategory

Wattage ECE R (SAE)

Headlights 60/55 ― (HB2)

Front turn signal lights 21 PY21W (22.3CP)

Parking lights (Front side-marker lights) 5 W5W (4CP)

Fog lightsí 55 H11 (H11)

Side turn signal lights*1 5 WY5W (―)

High-mount brake light LED*2― (―)

Rear turn signal lights 21 WY21W (23CP)

Brake lights/Taillights (Rear side-marker lights) 21/5 W21/5W (#7443)

Reverse lights 16 W16W (#921)

License plate light 5 W5W (―)

*1 Bulb replacement is not possible because it is built into the unit. Replace the unit.*2 LED is the abbreviation for Light Emitting Diode.

Specifications

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Interior light

Light bulbCategory

Wattage ECE R

Luggage compartment light 5 ―

Overhead light 10 ―

qTires

NOTEThe 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 toyour vehicle. For details, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Check the tire pressure label for tire size and inflation pressure. Refer to Tire InflationPressure on page 8-26.

Standard tire

Tire sizeInflation pressure

Front Rear

185/55R15 82V 220 kPa (32 psi) 210 kPa (30 psi)

Temporary spare tire

Tire size Inflation pressure

T115/70D14 88M 420 kPa (60 psi)

qFuses

Refer to Fuses on page 8-39.

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Personalization FeaturesThe following “Personalization Features” are available. These settings can only be changed by an AuthorizedMazda Dealer.

Item Feature Factory Setting Available Settings

Auto headlight on/offThe headlight illumination on/off timing basedon surrounding lightness/darkness can bechanged

Standard(Illuminates underaverage levels of

darkness)

Earlier/Somewhat earlier/Somewhat later/

Later

Two-step downpower window

The two-step down power window function canbe changed

Activated Deactivated

Adjusts the window opening range 3 cm (1 in) 2―10 cm (0.8―3.9 in)

Personalization Features

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Accessory Socket .............................. 6-42Add-On Non-Genuine Parts andAccessories ....................................... 9-17Air Bag Systems ............................... 2-36Antenna ............................................... 6-9Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ......... 5-8

Warning light ............................... 5-8Appearance Care ............................... 8-45Audio System ..................................... 6-9

Audio control switch .................. 6-33Audio set .................................... 6-19AUX mode ................................. 6-35Operating tips for audiosystem ........................................ 6-10Safety certification ..................... 6-37

Automatic Transaxle ......................... 5-12Driving tips ................................ 5-14Fluid ........................................... 8-16Overdrive ................................... 5-14Shift-lock system ....................... 5-13Transaxle ranges ........................ 5-12

B

BatteryEmergency starting .................... 7-17Maintenance ............................... 8-23Specifications ............................. 10-4

Beep SoundsIgnition key reminder ................. 5-49Lights-on reminder ..................... 5-49Seat belt warning ........................ 5-49Tire inflation pressure warning... 5-49

Before Starting the Engine .................. 4-5After getting in ............................. 4-5Before getting in .......................... 4-5

Body Lubrication .............................. 8-19Bottle Holder ..................................... 6-40

B

Brake/ClutchFluid ........................................... 8-15

BrakesAnti-lock brake system (ABS) ..... 5-8Brakes assist ................................. 5-9Foot brake .................................... 5-5Pad wear indicator ...................... 5-10Parking brake ............................... 5-6Warning light ............................... 5-7

Break-In Period ................................... 4-6Bulb Replacement ............................. 8-32

C

Capacities .......................................... 10-4Carbon Monoxide ............................... 4-4Catalytic Converter ............................. 4-3Cell Phones ....................................... 9-18Center Console Tray ......................... 6-41Child Restraint

Child restraint precautions ......... 2-21Child-restraint system installationposition ...................................... 2-25Installing child-restraintsystems ....................................... 2-26LATCH child-restraintsystems ....................................... 2-32

Child Safety Locks for Rear Doors ... 3-11Climate Control System ...................... 6-2

Gas specifications ...................... 10-5Cruise Control ................................... 5-16Cup Holder ........................................ 6-39Customer Assistance ........................... 9-2

D

Dashboard Illumination .................... 5-32Daytime Running Lights ................... 5-52

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DefrosterMirror ......................................... 5-58Rear window .............................. 5-58

Dimensions ....................................... 10-5Door Locks ......................................... 3-8Driving In Flooded Area ................... 4-10Driving on Uneven Road .................. 4-11Driving Tips ........................................ 4-6

Automatic transaxle ................... 5-14Break-in period ............................ 4-6Driving in flooded area .............. 4-10Driving on uneven road .............. 4-11Hazardous driving ........................ 4-7Money-saving suggestions ........... 4-6Rocking the vehicle ...................... 4-8Winter driving .............................. 4-8

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) ..... 5-21DSC OFF indicator light ............ 5-22DSC OFF switch ........................ 5-22TCS/DSC indicator light ............ 5-21

E

Emergency Starting ........................... 7-17Flooded engine ........................... 7-17Jump-starting .............................. 7-18Push-starting .............................. 7-21

Emergency Towing ........................... 7-22Emission Control System .................... 4-3Engine

Coolant ....................................... 8-13Exhaust gas .................................. 4-4Hood release .............................. 3-20Oil .............................................. 8-12Overheating ................................ 7-15Starting ......................................... 5-3

Engine Compartment Overview ........ 8-11

E

Engine CoolantOverheating ................................ 7-15

Event Data Recorder ......................... 9-19Exhaust Gas ........................................ 4-4Exterior Care ..................................... 8-47

F

FlasherHazard warning .......................... 5-59Headlights .................................. 5-50

Flat Tire ............................................... 7-3Changing ...................................... 7-6Spare tire and tool storage ............ 7-3

FluidsClassification .............................. 10-4Owner maintenance ..................... 8-8

Fog Lights ......................................... 5-53Foot Brake .......................................... 5-5Front Seats .......................................... 2-2Fuel

Filler lid and cap ........................ 3-19Gauge ......................................... 5-31Requirements ............................... 4-2Tank capacity ............................. 10-4

Fuses ................................................. 8-39Panel description ........................ 8-42Replacement ............................... 8-39

G

Gauges .............................................. 5-29Glove Compartment .......................... 6-41

H

Hazard Warning Flasher .................... 5-59Hazardous Driving .............................. 4-7

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Head Restraint .................................... 2-7Headlights

Control ....................................... 5-50Flashing ...................................... 5-52High-low beam .......................... 5-52On reminder ............................... 5-51

Hood Release .................................... 3-20Horn .................................................. 5-59

I

IgnitionKeys ............................................. 3-2Switch .......................................... 5-2

Illuminated Entry System ................. 6-38Immobilizer System .......................... 3-23Indicator Lights ................................. 5-36

Cruise ......................................... 5-47DSC OFF .................................... 5-46Headlight high-beam .................. 5-45Low engine coolanttemperature ................................ 5-46O/D OFF .................................... 5-45Power steering malfunction ........ 5-47Security ...................................... 5-45Shift position .............................. 5-46TCS/DSC ................................... 5-46Turn signal/hazard warning ........ 5-47

Instrument Cluster ............................. 5-29Interior Care ...................................... 8-51Interior Lights ................................... 6-38

J

Jump-Starting .................................... 7-18

K

Keyless Entry System ......................... 3-3Keys .................................................... 3-2

L

Label Information ............................. 10-2Lane-Change Signals ........................ 5-53Liftgate .............................................. 3-11

Luggage compartment ............... 3-14Light Bulbs

Replacement ............................... 8-32Specifications ............................. 10-5

Lighting Control ............................... 5-50Lubricant Quality .............................. 10-4Luggage Compartment Light ............ 6-39

M

MaintenanceIntroduction .................................. 8-2Owner maintenance precautions... 8-9Owner maintenance schedule ....... 8-8Scheduled ..................................... 8-3

Manual Transaxle Operation ............. 5-10Recommendations for shifting.... 5-11

Meters and Gauges ........................... 5-29Mirror Defroster ................................ 5-58Mirrors

Outside mirrors .......................... 3-26Rearview mirror ......................... 3-27

Money-Saving Suggestions ................ 4-6

O

Odometer and Trip Meter .................. 5-30Outside Mirrors ................................. 3-26Overhead Light ................................. 6-38Overheating ....................................... 7-15

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Overloading ...................................... 4-10

P

Paint Damage .................................... 8-45Parking Brake ..................................... 5-6Parking in an Emergency .................... 7-2Personalization Features ................... 10-7Power Door Locks .............................. 3-9Power Steering .................................. 5-15

Power steering malfunction indicatorlight ............................................ 5-15

Power Windows ................................ 3-16Push-Starting ..................................... 7-21

R

Rear Door Child Safety Locks .......... 3-11Rear Seat ............................................. 2-4Rear Window Defroster .................... 5-58Rear Window Washer ....................... 5-57Rear Window Wiper .......................... 5-57Rearview Mirror ................................ 3-27Recreational Towing ......................... 7-24Registering Your Vehicle in A ForeignCountry ............................................. 9-16Rocking the Vehicle ............................ 4-8

S

Safety Defects, Reporting ................. 9-41

S

Seat Belt System3-point type ................................ 2-13Automatic locking ...................... 2-12Emergency locking .................... 2-11Extender ..................................... 2-17Pregnant women ......................... 2-11Pretensioner and load limiting .... 2-15Seat belt precautions .................... 2-9Seat belt reminder ....................... 2-19Warning light ............................. 2-19

SeatsFront seat ...................................... 2-2Head restraint ............................... 2-7Rear seat ....................................... 2-4

Security SystemImmobilizer system .................... 3-23

Service Publications .......................... 9-43Spare Tire and Tool Storage ................ 7-3Specifications .................................... 10-4Speedometer ...................................... 5-30SRS Air Bags

Driver and front passenger occupantclassification system .................. 2-50How the SRS air bags work ....... 2-42Limitations to SRS air bag ......... 2-48Monitoring and maintenance ..... 2-55SRS air bag deploymentcriteria ........................................ 2-47Supplemental restraint system(SRS) precautions ...................... 2-36Supplemental restraint systemcomponents ................................ 2-41

Starting the Engine .............................. 5-3Steering Wheel .................................. 3-26

Horn ........................................... 5-59Storage Compartments ...................... 6-41

Center Console Tray ................... 6-41Glove Compartment ................... 6-41

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Sunvisors .......................................... 6-38

T

Tachometer ........................................ 5-31Temporary Spare Tire ....................... 8-29Tiedown

Hook .......................................... 7-23Tire Information ................................ 9-22Tire Pressure Monitoring System ...... 5-23

System error activation .............. 5-27Tire pressure monitoring systemwarning light .............................. 5-25Tires and wheels ......................... 5-27

TiresFlat Tire ........................................ 7-3Inflation pressure ........................ 8-26Replacement ............................... 8-28Rotation ...................................... 8-27Snow tires .................................... 4-9Spare tire and tool storage ............ 7-3Specifications ............................. 10-6Tire chains .................................... 4-9Uniform tire quality grading system(UTQGS) ................................... 9-20

Tool ..................................................... 7-3Towing

Description ................................. 7-22Emergency towing ..................... 7-22Hook .......................................... 7-23Recreational towing ................... 7-24Trailer towing ............................. 4-12

Traction Control System (TCS) ........ 5-20TCS/DSC indicator light ............ 5-20

Trailer Towing .................................. 4-12Trip Computer ................................... 5-32Trip Meter ......................................... 5-30Turn and Lane-Change Signals ......... 5-53

V

Vanity Mirrors ................................... 6-38Vehicle Information Labels ............... 10-2

W

Warning Lights ................................. 5-36ABS ............................................ 5-39Air bag system ........................... 5-41Brake system .............................. 5-38Charging system ......................... 5-40Check engine .............................. 5-40Check fuel cap ........................... 5-42Door-ajar .................................... 5-42Engine oil pressure ..................... 5-40Front seat belt pretensionersystem ........................................ 5-41High engine coolanttemperature ................................ 5-41Low washer fluid level ............... 5-42Malfunction ................................ 5-38Seat belt ...................................... 5-42Tire pressure monitoringsystem ........................................ 5-43

Warranty ............................................ 9-12Washer Fluid ..................................... 8-18Weights ............................................. 10-5Wheel Replacement .......................... 8-30Windows

Power windows .......................... 3-16Windshield Washer ........................... 5-57Windshield Wipers ............................ 5-54

Blades replacement .................... 8-19Winter Driving .................................... 4-8

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