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3-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors
135
While the battery-saving mode is set,
Correction
Situation
the smart entry & start system cannot be
procedure
used. To cancel the function, press any
The power switch was
of the electronic key buttons.
turned to ACC while the
Turn the
driver’s door was open
power switch
(or the driver’s door
off and close
was opened while the
the driver’s
power switch was in
door.
ACC).
The power switch was
Close the
turned to off while the
driver’s door.
driver’s door was open.
OElectronic keys that will not be used
for long periods of time can be set to
QBattery-saving function
the battery-saving mode in advance.
3
The battery-saving function will be acti-
QConditions affecting operation
vated in order to prevent the electronic
The smart entry & start system uses
key battery and the 12-volt battery from
weak radio waves. In the following situa-
being discharged while the vehicle is not
tions, the communication between the
operated for a long time.
electronic key and the vehicle may be
OIn the following situations, the smart
affected, preventing the smart entry &
entry & start system may take some
start system, wireless remote control
time to unlock the doors.
and immobilizer system from operating
• The electronic key has been left within
properly. (Ways of coping: →P.407)
approximately 3.5 m (11 ft.) of the out-
O When the electronic key battery is
side of the vehicle for 2 minutes or
depleted
longer.
ONear a TV tower, electric power plant,
• The smart entry & start system has
gas station, radio station, large dis-
not been used for 5 days or longer.
play, airport or other facility that gen-
OIf the smart entry & start system has
erates strong radio waves or electrical
not been used for 14 days or longer,
noise
the doors cannot be unlocked from
O When carrying a portable radio, cellu-
any door except the driver’s door. In
lar phone, cordless phone or other
this case, hold the driver’s door han-
wireless communication device
dle, or use the wireless remote control
or mechanical key to unlock the
O When the electronic key is in contact
doors.
with, or is covered by the following
metallic objects
QElectronic key battery-saving func-
• Cards to which aluminum foil is
tion
attached
OWhen battery-saving mode is set, bat-
• Cigarette boxes that have aluminum
tery depletion is minimized by stop-
foil inside
ping the electronic key from receiving
• Metallic wallets or bags
radio waves.
• Coins
• Hand warmers made of metal
Press
twice while pressing and
• Media such as CDs and DVDs
holding . Confirm that the electronic
O When other wireless keys (that emit
radio waves) are being used nearby
key indicator flashes 4 times.
136
3-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors
OWhen carrying the electronic key
door pockets when exiting the vehicle.
together with the following devices
Depending on the radio wave recep-
that emit radio waves
tion conditions, it may be detected by
• Another vehicle’s electronic key or a
the antenna outside the cabin and the
wireless key that emits radio waves
door will become lockable from the
• Personal computers or personal digi-
outside, possibly trapping the elec-
tal assistants (PDAs)
tronic key inside the vehicle.
• Digital audio players
OAs long as the electronic key is within
• Portable game systems
the effective range, the doors may be
OIf window tint with a metallic content or
locked or unlocked by anyone. How-
metallic objects are attached to the
ever, only the doors detecting the
rear window
electronic key can be used to unlock
the vehicle.
OWhen the electronic key is placed
near a battery charger or electronic
OEven if the electronic key is not inside
devices
the vehicle, it may be possible to start
the hybrid system if the electronic key
OWhen the vehicle is parked in a pay
is near the window.
parking spot where radio waves are
emitted
OThe doors may unlock or lock if a
large amount of water splashes on the
If the doors cannot be locked/unlocked
door handle, such as in the rain or in a
using the smart entry & start system,
car wash when the electronic key is
lock/unlock the doors by performing any
within the effective range. (The doors
of the following:
will automatically be locked after
OBring the electronic key close to either
approximately 30 seconds if the doors
front door handle and operate the
are not opened and closed.)
entry function.
OIf the wireless remote control is used
O Operate the wireless remote control.
to lock the doors when the electronic
If the doors cannot be locked/unlocked
key is near the vehicle, there is a pos-
using the above methods, use the
sibility that the door may not be
mechanical key. (→P.408)
unlocked by the entry function. (Use
the wireless remote control to unlock
If the hybrid system cannot be started
the doors.)
using the smart entry & start system,
refer to P.408.
O Touching the door lock or unlock sen-
sor while wearing gloves may prevent
QNote for the entry function
lock or unlock operation.
O Even when the electronic key is within
O When the lock operation is performed
the effective range (detection areas),
using the lock sensor, recognition sig-
the system may not operate properly
nals will be shown up to two consecu-
in the following cases:
tive times. After this, no recognition
• The electronic key is too close to the
signals will be given.
window or outside door handle, near
the ground, or in a high place when
OIf the door handle becomes wet while
the doors are locked or unlocked.
the electronic key is within the effec-
• The electronic key is on the instru-
tive range, the door may lock and
ment panel, luggage cover or floor, or
unlock repeatedly. In that case, follow
in the door pockets or glove box when
the following correction procedures to
the hybrid system is started or power
wash the vehicle:
switch modes are changed.
• Place the electronic key in a location 2
m (6 ft.) or more away from the vehi-
O Do not leave the electronic key on top
cle. (Take care to ensure that the key
of the instrument panel or near the
is not stolen.)
3-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors
137
• Set the electronic key to battery-sav-
QIf the smart entry & start system
ing mode to disable the smart entry &
does not operate properly
start system. (→P.135)
O Locking and unlocking the doors:
OIf the electronic key is inside the vehi-
→P.408
cle and a door handle becomes wet
O Starting the hybrid system: →P.408
during a car wash, a message may be
shown on the multi-information dis-
Q Customization
play and a buzzer will sound outside
Some functions can be customized.
the vehicle. To turn off the alarm, lock
(→P.431)
all the doors.
QIf the smart entry & start system
OThe lock sensor may not work prop-
has been deactivated in a custom-
erly if it comes into contact with ice,
ized setting
snow, mud, etc. Clean the lock sensor
O Locking and unlocking the doors: Use
and attempt to operate it again.
the wireless remote control or
O A sudden handle operation or a han-
mechanical key. (→P.126, 408)
dle operation immediately after enter-
3
O Starting the hybrid system and chang-
ing the effective range may prevent
ing power switch modes: →P.408
the doors from being unlocked. Touch
the door unlock sensor and check that
OStopping the hybrid system: →P.171
the doors are unlocked before pulling
Q Certification for the smart entry &
the door handle again.
start system
OIf there is another electronic key in the
→P.496
detection area, it may take slightly lon-
ger to unlock the doors after the door
handle is gripped.
WARNING
QWhen the vehicle is not driven for
QCaution regarding interference
extended periods
with electronic devices
O To prevent theft of the vehicle, do not
OPeople with implantable cardiac
leave the electronic key within 2 m (6
pacemakers, cardiac resynchroni-
ft.) of the vehicle.
zation therapy-pacemakers or
implantable cardioverter defibrilla-
OThe smart entry & start system can be
tors should maintain a reasonable
deactivated in advance. (→P.431)
distance between themselves and
OSetting the electronic key to battery-
the smart entry & start system
saving mode helps to reduce key bat-
antennas. (→P.134)
tery depletion. (→P.135)
The radio waves may affect the
Q To operate the system properly
operation of such devices. If neces-
sary, the entry function can be dis-
Make sure to carry the electronic key
abled. Ask any authorized Mazda
when operating the system. Do not get
retailer or Mazda authorized
the electronic key too close to the vehi-
repairer, or any reliable repairer for
cle when operating the system from the
details, such as the frequency of
outside of the vehicle.
radio waves and timing of the emit-
Depending on the position and holding
ted radio waves. Then, consult your
condition of the electronic key, the key
doctor to see if you should disable
may not be detected correctly and the
the entry function.
system may not operate properly. (The
alarm may go off accidentally, or the
door lock prevention function may not
operate.)
138
3-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors
WARNING
O Users of any electrical medical
device other than implantable car-
diac pacemakers, cardiac resyn-
chronization therapy-pacemakers
or implantable cardioverter defibril-
lators should consult the manufac-
turer of the device for information
about its operation under the influ-
ence of radio waves.
Radio waves could have unex-
pected effects on the operation of
such medical devices.
Ask any authorized Mazda retailer or
Mazda authorized repairer, or any
reliable repairer for details on dis-
abling the entry function.
3-3. Adjusting the seats
139
Front seats
O To reduce the risk of sliding under
the lap belt during a collision, do not
recline the seat more than neces-
Adjustment procedure
sary.
If the seat is too reclined, the lap
belt may slide past the hips and
apply restraint forces directly to the
abdomen, or your neck may contact
the shoulder belt, increasing the
risk of death or serious injury in the
event of an accident.
Adjustments should not be made
while driving as the seat may unex-
pectedly move and cause the driver
to lose control of the vehicle.
OAfter adjusting the seat, make sure
3
that the seat is locked in position.
NOTICE
QWhen adjusting a front seat
Seat position adjustment lever
When adjusting a front seat, make
Seatback angle adjustment
sure that the head restraint does not
contact the headliner. Otherwise, the
lever
head restraint and headliner may be
damaged.
Vertical height adjustment lever*
*: If equipped
WARNING
Q When adjusting the seat position
O Take care when adjusting the seat
position to ensure that other pas-
sengers are not injured by the mov-
ing seat.
O Do not put your hands under the
seat or near the moving parts to
avoid injury.
Fingers or hands may become
jammed in the seat mechanism.
O Make sure to leave enough space
around the feet so they do not get
stuck.
Q Seat adjustment
OBe careful that the seat does not hit
passengers or luggage.
140
3-3. Adjusting the seats
Q Returning the rear seatbacks
Rear seats
Raise the rear seatback until it
locks.
The seatbacks of the rear seats
can be folded down.
Check that the seat belts are not
twisted or caught in the seatback.
Folding down and returning
the rear seatbacks
Q Folding down the rear seat-
backs
1
Move the front seats forward.
(→P.139)
2
Stow the rear center seat belt
buckle.
WARNING
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in death or
serious injury.
QWhen folding the rear seatbacks
down
O Do not fold the seatbacks down
while driving.
OStop the vehicle on level ground,
set the parking brake and shift the
3
Lower the head restraints to the
shift lever to P.
lowest position. (→P.142)
O Do not allow anyone to sit on a
folded seatback or in the luggage
4
Pull the seatback lock release
compartment while driving.
lever and fold the seatback
ODo not allow children to enter the
down.
luggage compartment.
Each seatback may be folded sepa-
O Do not allow anyone to sit on the
rately.
rear center seat if the rear right seat
is folded down, as the seat belt
buckle for the rear center seat belt
is then concealed under the folded
seat and cannot be used.
OBe careful not to get your hand
caught when folding the rear seat-
backs.
3-3. Adjusting the seats
141
WARNING
Head restraints
OAdjust the position of the front seats
before folding down the rear seat-
Head restraints are provided
backs so that the front seats do not
for the front seats, rear outer
interfere with the rear seatbacks
when folding down the rear seat-
seats and rear center seat (if
backs.
equipped).
QAfter returning the rear seatback
to the upright position
WARNING
O Make sure that the seatback is
Q Head restraint precautions
securely locked in position by lightly
Observe the following precautions
pushing it back and forth.
regarding the head restraints. Failure
If the seatback is not securely locked,
to do so may result in death or serious
the red marking will be visible on the
injury.
3
seatback lock release lever. Make
O Use the head restraints designed
sure that the red mark is not visible.
for each respective seat.
OAdjust the head restraints to the
correct position at all times.
OAfter adjusting the head restraints,
push down on them and make sure
they are locked in position.
O Do not drive with the head
restraints removed.
O Check that the seat belts are not
twisted or caught in the seatback.
Adjusting a head restraint
If the seat belt gets caught between
the seatback’s securing hook and
Q Front seats
latch, it may damage the seat belt.
1 Up
Pull the head restraint up.
2 Down
Push the head restraint down while
pressing the lock release button
142
3-3. Adjusting the seats
Q Rear seats
making the removal difficult, adjust the
seatback angle. (→P.139)
1 Up
Q Rear center seat (if equipped)
Pull the head restraint up.
2 Down
Pull the head restraint up while
pressing the lock release button
Push the head restraint down while
pressing the lock release button
QAdjusting the height of the head
restraints (front seats)
Make sure that the head restraints are
adjusted so that the center of the head
restraint is closest to the top of your
ears.
Q Rear outer seats
1 Pull the seatback lock release
lever
and fold down the seat-
back until it reaches the position
where the head restraints can
Q Adjusting the rear center seat head
be removed.
restraint
Always raise the head restraint one level
from the stowed position when using.
Removing
the head
restraints
Q Front seats
Pull the head restraint up while
pressing the lock release button
If the head restraint touches the ceiling,
3-3. Adjusting the seats
143
2 Pull the head restraint up while
pressing the lock release button
Q Rear outer seats
1 Pull the seatback lock release
lever
and fold down the seat-
back until it reaches the position
3
Installing the head restraints
where the head restraints can
be installed.
Q Front seats
Align the head restraint with the
installation holes and push it down
to the lock position.
Press and hold the lock release button
when lowering the head restraint.
2 Align the head restraint with
installation holes and push it
down to the lock position. Press
and hold the lock release button
when inserting the head
restraint.
Q Rear center seat (if equipped)
Align the head restraint with the
installation holes and push it down
to the lock position.
Press and hold the lock release button
when lowering the head restraint.
144
3-4. Adjusting the steering wheel and mirrors
Steering wheel
QAfter adjusting the steering
wheel
Make sure that the steering wheel is
Adjustment procedure
securely locked.
Otherwise, the steering wheel may
1 Hold the steering wheel and
move suddenly, possibly causing an
push the lever down.
accident, and resulting in death or
serious injury. Also, the horn may not
sound if the steering wheel is not
securely locked.
Horn
To sound the horn, press on or
close to the
mark.
2 Adjust to the ideal position by
moving the steering wheel hori-
zontally and vertically.
After adjustment, pull the lever up to
secure the steering wheel.
WARNING
QCaution while driving
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving.
Doing so may cause the driver to mis-
handle the vehicle and cause an acci-
dent, resulting in death or serious
injury.
3-4. Adjusting the steering wheel and mirrors
145
Inside rear view mirror
The rear view mirror’s position
can be adjusted to enable suf-
ficient confirmation of the rear
view.
Adjusting the height of rear
1 Normal position
view mirror
2 Anti-glare position
The height of the rear view mirror
X Auto anti-glare inside rear view
can be adjusted to suit your driving
mirror
3
posture.
Responding to the level of bright-
Adjust the height of the rear view
ness of the headlights of vehicles
mirror by moving it up and down.
behind, the reflected light is auto-
matically reduced.
Changing automatic anti-glare
function mode on/off
When the automatic anti-glare function
is in ON mode, the indicator
illumi-
nates. The function will set to ON mode
each time the power switch is turned to
ON.
Pressing the button turns the function
WARNING
to off mode. (The indicator
also
QCaution while driving
turns off.)
Do not adjust the position of the mir-
ror while driving.
Doing so may lead to mishandling of
the vehicle and cause an accident,
resulting in death or serious injury.
Anti-glare function
X Manual anti-glare inside rear
view mirror
Reflected light from the headlights
of vehicles behind can be reduced
by operating the lever.
146
3-4. Adjusting the steering wheel and mirrors
Outside rear view mir-
Q To prevent sensor error (vehicles
with an auto anti-glare inside rear
rors
view mirror)
To ensure that the sensors operate
The rear view mirror’s position
properly, do not touch or cover them.
can be adjusted to enable suf-
ficient confirmation of the rear
view.
WARNING
QImportant points while driving
Observe the following precautions
while driving.
Failure to do so may result in loss of
control of the vehicle and cause an
accident, resulting in death or serious
injury.
O Do not adjust the mirrors while driv-
ing.
ODo not drive with the mirrors folded.
OBoth the driver and passenger side
mirrors must be extended and prop-
erly adjusted before driving.
Adjustment procedure
1 To select a mirror to adjust, turn
the switch.
Left
Right
3-4. Adjusting the steering wheel and mirrors
147
2 To adjust the mirror, operate the
switch.
X Power type
Up
Right
3
Down
Left
Q Mirror angle can be adjusted when
The power switch is in ACC or ON.
1 Folds the mirrors
QWhen the mirrors are fogged up (if
equipped)
2 Extends
the mirrors
The outside rear view mirrors can be
Putting the outside rear view mirror
cleared using the mirror defoggers. Turn
folding switch in the neutral position
on the rear window defogger to turn on
sets the mirrors to automatic mode.
the outside rear view mirror defoggers.
(→P.286)
Automatic mode allows the folding or
extending of the mirrors to be linked to
locking/unlocking of the doors with the
WARNING
smart entry function or wireless remote
Q When the mirror defoggers are
control.
operating (if equipped)
Do not touch the rear view mirror sur-
QUsing automatic mode in cold
faces, as they can become very hot
weather (vehicles with automatic
and burn you.
mode)
When automatic mode is used in cold
Folding and extending the
weather, the door mirror could freeze up
and automatic stowing and return may
mirrors
not be possible. In this case, remove
any ice and snow from the door mirror,
X Manual type
then either operate the mirror using
Push the mirror back in the direc-
manual mode or move the mirror by
hand.
tion of the vehicle’s rear.
Q Customization
Some functions can be customized.
148
3-4. Adjusting the steering wheel and mirrors
(→P.431)
WARNING
Q When a mirror is moving
To avoid personal injury and mirror
malfunction, be careful not to get your
hand caught by the moving mirror.
3-5. Opening and closing the windows
149
ment is stopped and the window is
Power windows*
opened slightly.
QCatch protection function
*: If equipped
If an object becomes caught between
the door and window while the window
Opening and closing the
is opening, window movement is
stopped.
power windows
Q When the window cannot be
The power windows can be opened
opened or closed
and closed using the switches.
When the jam protection function or
catch protection function operates
Operating the switch moves the
unusually and the side window cannot
windows as follows:
be opened or closed, perform the follow-
ing operations with the power window
switch of that door.
3
OStop the vehicle. With the power
switch in ON, within 4 seconds of the
jam protection function or catch pro-
tection function activating, continu-
ously operate the power window
switch in the one-touch closing direc-
tion or one-touch opening direction so
that the side window can be opened
and closed.
OIf the side window cannot be opened
1 Closing
and closed even when performing the
2 One-touch closing*
above operations, perform the follow-
ing procedure for function initializa-
3 Opening
tion.
1
Turn the power switch to ON.
4 One-touch opening*
2
Pull and hold the power window
*: To stop the window partway, operate
switch in the one-touch closing
the switch in the opposite direction.
direction and completely close the
side window.
QThe power windows can be oper-
3
Release the power window switch
ated when
for a moment, resume pulling the
switch in the one-touch closing
The power switch is in ON.
direction, and hold it there for
Q Operating the power windows after
approximately 6 seconds or more.
turning the hybrid system off
4
Press and hold the power window
The power windows can be operated for
switch in the one-touch opening
approximately 45 seconds after the
direction. After the side window is
power switch is turned to ACC or OFF.
completely opened, continue holding
They cannot, however, be operated
the switch for an additional 1 second
once either front door is opened.
or more.
5
Release the power window switch
QJam protection function
for a moment, resume pushing the
If an object becomes jammed between
switch in the one-touch opening
the window and the window frame while
the window is closing, window move-
150
3-5. Opening and closing the windows
direction, and hold it there for
QClosing the windows
approximately 4 seconds or more.
OThe driver is responsible for all the
6
Pull and hold the power window
power window operations, including
switch in the one-touch closing
the operation for the passengers. In
direction again. After the side win-
order to prevent accidental opera-
dow is completely closed, continue
tion, especially by a child, do not let
holding the switch for a further 1 sec-
a child operate the power windows.
ond or more.
It is possible for children and other
If you release the switch while the win-
passengers to have body parts
dow is moving, start again from the
caught in the power window. Also,
beginning.
when riding with a child, it is recom-
If the window reverses and cannot be
mended to use the window lock
fully closed or opened, have the vehicle
switch. (→P.151)
inspected by any authorized Mazda
retailer or Mazda authorized repairer, or
O Check to make sure that all passen-
any reliable repairer.
gers do not have any part of their
body in a position where it could be
QDoor lock linked window operation
caught when a window is being
OThe power windows can be opened
operated.
and closed using the key (vehicles
without a smart entry & start system)
or mechanical key (vehicles with a
smart entry & start system).* (→P.127,
408)
OThe power windows can be opened
and closed using the wireless remote
control.* (→P.126)
*: These settings must be customized at
any authorized Mazda retailer or
OWhen using the wireless remote
Mazda authorized repairer, or any reli-
control, key or mechanical key and
operating the power windows, oper-
able repairer.
ate the power window after check-
Q Customization
ing to make sure that there is no
possibility of any passenger having
Some functions can be customized.
any of their body parts caught in the
(→P.431)
window. Also do not let a child oper-
ate window by the wireless remote
WARNING
control, key or mechanical key. It is
possible for children and other pas-
Observe the following precautions.
sengers to get caught in the power
Failure to do so may result in death or
window.
serious injury.
OWhen exiting the vehicle, turn the
power switch off, carry the key and
exit the vehicle along with the child.
There may be accidental opera-
tion, due to mischief, etc., that may
possibly lead to an accident.
3-5. Opening and closing the windows
151
WARNING
Q Jam protection function
O Never use any part of your body to
intentionally activate the jam pro-
tection function.
O The jam protection function may not
work if something gets jammed just
before the window is fully closed.
Be careful not to get any part of
your body jammed in the window.
QThe window lock switch
can be
QCatch protection function
operated when
O Never use any part of your body or
The power switch is in ON.
clothing to intentionally activate the
catch protection function.
Q When the 12-volt battery is discon-
3
nected
O The catch protection function may
The window lock switch is disabled. If
not work if something gets caught
necessary, press the window lock switch
just before the window is fully
after reconnecting the 12-volt battery.
opened. Be careful not to get any
part of your body or clothing caught
in the window.
Preventing accidental opera-
tion (window lock switch)
This function can be used to pre-
vent children from accidentally
opening or closing a passenger
window.
Press the switch.
The indicator
will come on and the
passenger windows will be locked.
The passenger windows can still be
opened and closed using the driver’s
switch even if the lock switch is on.
152
3-5. Opening and closing the windows
153
Driving
4
4-1.
Before driving
4-5.
Using the driving support
systems
Driving the vehicle
154
Safety Sense
198
Cargo and luggage
160
PCS (Pre-Collision System)
Trailer towing (vehicles without
.........................................203
towing packages - including
Reunion)
161
LTA (Lane Tracing Assist) ..213
Trailer towing (vehicles with
Dynamic radar cruise control
towing packages - except for
with full-speed range
223
Reunion)
161
Speed limiter
234
4-2.
Driving procedures
RSA (Road Sign Assist)
237
Power (ignition) switch (vehi-
BSM (Blind Spot Monitor) ..241
4
cles without a smart entry &
parking assist-sensor
246
start system)
167
RCTA (Rear Crossing Traffic
Power (ignition) switch (vehi-
Alert)
251
cles with a smart entry & start
PKSB (Parking Support Brake)
system)
169
.........................................255
EV drive mode
173
Parking Support Brake function
Hybrid transmission
175
(static objects)
260
Turn signal lever
178
Parking Support Brake function
Parking brake
178
(rear-crossing vehicles) ...266
Brake Hold
181
Driving mode select switch 270
4-3.
Operating the lights and wip-
GPF (Gasoline Particulate Fil-
ers
ter) system
271
Headlight switch
184
Driving assist systems
272
Automatic High Beam
187
4-6.
Driving tips
Fog light switch
190
Hybrid vehicle driving tips ..278
Windshield wipers and washer
Winter driving tips
280
........................................191
Rear window wiper and washer
........................................194
4-4.
Refueling
Opening the fuel tank cap..196
154
4-1. Before driving
Check the parking brake indicator is
Driving the vehicle
illuminated.
3 Turn the power switch to OFF to
The following procedures
stop the hybrid system.
should be observed to ensure
4 Slowly release the brake pedal.
safe driving:
5 Lock the door, making sure that
you have the key on your per-
Driving procedure
son.
Q Starting the hybrid system
If parking on a hill, block the wheels as
needed.
→P.167, 169
Q Starting off on a steep uphill
Q Driving
1 Make sure that the parking
1
With the brake pedal depressed,
brake is set and shift the shift
shift the shift lever to D.
lever to D.
(→P.175)
2 Gently depress the accelerator
2
If the parking brake is in manual
pedal.
mode, release the parking
3 Release the parking brake.
brake. (→P.178)
3
Gradually release the brake
QFor fuel-efficient driving
pedal and gently depress the
Keep in mind that hybrid vehicles are
accelerator pedal to accelerate
similar to conventional vehicles, and it is
the vehicle.
necessary to refrain from activities such
as sudden acceleration. (→P.278)
Q Stopping
QDriving in the rain
1
With the shift lever in D, depress
O Drive carefully when it is raining,
the brake pedal.
because visibility will be reduced, the
windows may become fogged-up, and
2
If necessary, set the parking
the road will be slippery.
brake.
ODrive carefully when it starts to rain,
If the vehicle is to be stopped for an
because the road surface will be
extended period of time, shift the shift
especially slippery.
lever to P. (→P.175)
O Refrain from high speeds when driv-
ing on an expressway in the rain,
Q Parking the vehicle
because there may be a layer of water
1 With the shift lever in D, depress
between the tires and the road sur-
the brake pedal to stop the vehi-
face, preventing the steering and
brakes from operating properly.
cle completely.
QRestraining the hybrid system out-
2 Set the parking brake (→P.178),
put (Brake Override System)
and shift the shift lever to P.
O When the accelerator and brake ped-
(→P.175)
als are depressed at the same time,
the hybrid system output may be
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155
restrained.
is in reverse.
O A warning message is displayed on
*: Depending on the situation, the shift
the multi-information display while the
position may not be changed.
system is operating.
OWhile Drive-Start Control is being acti-
QECO Accelerator Guidance
vated, your vehicle may have trouble
(P.101, 107)
escaping from the mud or fresh snow.
Eco-friendly driving may be achieved
In such case, deactivate TRC
more easily by staying within the zone of
(→P.273) to cancel Drive-Start Control
Eco acceleration. Also, by staying within
so that the vehicle may become able
the zone of Eco acceleration, it will be
to escape from the mud or fresh snow.
easier to obtain a good Eco score.
Q Breaking in your new Mazda
OWhen starting off:
To extend the life of the vehicle, observ-
Gradually depress the accelerator pedal
ing the following precautions is recom-
to stay within the zone of Eco accelera-
mended:
tion and accelerate to the desired
OFor the first 300 km (186 miles):
speed. By refraining from excessive
Avoid sudden stops.
acceleration, a good eco start score will
OFor the first 800 km (500 miles):
be obtained.
Do not tow a trailer. (vehicles with tow-
4
OWhen driving:
ing packages only)
After accelerating to the desired speed,
OFor the first 1000 km (621 miles):
release the accelerator pedal and drive
• Do not drive at extremely high
at a stable speed while staying within
speeds.
the zone of Eco acceleration. By staying
• Avoid sudden acceleration.
• Do not drive at a constant speed for
within the zone of Eco acceleration, a
extended periods.
good eco cruise score will be obtained.
Q Operating your vehicle in a foreign
OWhen stopping:
country
By starting to release the accelerator
Comply with the relevant vehicle regis-
pedal early before decelerating, a good
tration laws and confirm the availability
eco stop score will be obtained.
of the correct fuel. (→P.422)
QRestraining sudden start (Drive-
Start Control)
WARNING
OWhen the following unusual operation
Observe the following precautions.
is performed, the hybrid system output
Failure to do so may result in death or
may be restrained.
serious injury.
• When the shift lever is shifted from R
to D, D to R, N to R, P to D*, or P to R*
QWhen starting the vehicle
(D includes B) with the accelerator
Always keep your foot on the brake
pedal depressed, a warning message
pedal while stopped with the
appears on the multi-information dis-
READY” indicator is illuminated. This
play. If a warning message is shown
prevents the vehicle from creeping.
on the multi-information display, read
the message and follow the instruc-
tion.
• When the accelerator pedal is
depressed too much while the vehicle
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4-1. Before driving
WARNING
O During normal driving, do not turn
off the hybrid system. Turning the
Q When driving the vehicle
hybrid system off while driving will
O Do not drive if you are unfamiliar
not cause loss of steering or brak-
with the location of the brake and
ing control, however, power assist
accelerator pedals to avoid
to the steering will be lost. This will
depressing the wrong pedal.
make it more difficult to steer
smoothly, so you should pull over
Accidentally depressing the accel-
and stop the vehicle as soon as it is
erator pedal instead of the brake
safe to do so.
pedal will result in sudden accelera-
In the event of an emergency, such
tion that may lead to an accident.
as if it becomes impossible to stop
the vehicle in the normal way:
When backing up, you may twist
→P.366
your body around, leading to a diffi-
culty in operating the pedals. Make
O Use engine braking (shift position
sure to operate the pedals properly.
B) to maintain a safe speed when
driving down a steep hill.
Make sure to keep a correct driving
Using the brakes continuously may
posture even when moving the
cause the brakes to overheat and
vehicle only slightly. This allows you
lose effectiveness. (→P.175)
to depress the brake and accelera-
tor pedals properly.
O Do not adjust the positions of the
steering wheel, the seat, or the
Depress the brake pedal using your
inside or outside rear view mirrors
right foot. Depressing the brake
while driving.
pedal using your left foot may delay
Doing so may result in a loss of
response in an emergency, result-
vehicle control.
ing in an accident.
OAlways check that all passengers’
O The driver should pay extra atten-
arms, heads or other parts of their
tion to pedestrians when the vehicle
body are not outside the vehicle.
is powered only by the electric
motor (traction motor). As there is
QWhen driving on slippery road
no engine noise, the pedestrians
surfaces
may misjudge the vehicle’s move-
OSudden braking, acceleration and
ment.
steering may cause tire slippage
O Do not drive the vehicle over or
and reduce your ability to control
stop the vehicle near flammable
the vehicle.
materials.
OSudden acceleration, engine brak-
The exhaust system and exhaust
ing due to shifting, or changes in
gases can be extremely hot. These
engine speed could cause the vehi-
hot parts may cause a fire if there is
cle to skid.
any flammable material nearby.
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157
WARNING
QIf you hear a squealing or scrap-
ing noise (brake pad wear indica-
OAfter driving through a puddle,
tors)
lightly depress the brake pedal to
Have the brake pads checked and
make sure that the brakes are func-
replaced by any authorized Mazda
tioning properly. Wet brake pads
retailer or Mazda authorized repairer,
may prevent the brakes from func-
or any reliable repairer as soon as
tioning properly. If the brakes on
possible.
only one side are wet and not func-
tioning properly, steering control
Rotor damage may result if the pads
may be affected.
are not replaced when needed.
Q When shifting the shift lever
It is dangerous to drive the vehicle
O Do not let the vehicle roll backward
when the wear limits of the brake
while a forward driving position is
pads and/or those of the brake discs
selected, or roll forward while the
are exceeded.
shift lever is in R.
QWhen the vehicle is stopped
Doing so may result in an accident
or damage to the vehicle.
O Do not depress the accelerator
pedal unnecessarily.
ODo not shift the shift lever to P while
If the shift lever is any position other
4
the vehicle is moving.
than P or N, the vehicle may accel-
Doing so can damage the transmis-
erate suddenly and unexpectedly,
sion and may result in a loss of
causing an accident.
vehicle control.
OIn order to prevent accidents due to
ODo not shift the shift lever to R while
the vehicle rolling away, always
the vehicle is moving forward.
keep depressing the brake pedal
Doing so can damage the transmis-
while stopped with the “READY
sion and may result in a loss of
indicator is illuminated, and apply
vehicle control.
the parking brake as necessary.
ODo not shift the shift lever to a driv-
OIf the vehicle is stopped on an
ing position while the vehicle is
incline, in order to prevent acci-
moving backward.
dents caused by the vehicle rolling
Doing so can damage the transmis-
forward or backward, always
sion and may result in a loss of
depress the brake pedal and
vehicle control.
securely apply the parking brake as
needed.
O Moving the shift lever to N while the
vehicle is moving will disengage the
O Avoid revving or racing the engine.
hybrid system. Engine braking is
Running the engine at high speed
not available with the hybrid system
while the vehicle is stopped may
disengaged.
cause the exhaust system to over-
heat, which could result in a fire if
OBe careful not to shift the shift lever
combustible material is nearby.
with the accelerator pedal
depressed. Shifting the shift lever to
any positions other than P or N may
lead to unexpected rapid accelera-
tion of the vehicle that may cause
an accident and result in death or
serious injury.
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4-1. Before driving
WARNING
OAlways apply the parking brake,
shift the shift lever to P, stop the
Q When the vehicle is parked
hybrid system and lock the vehicle.
O Do not leave glasses, cigarette
Do not leave the vehicle unat-
lighters, spray cans, or soft drink
tended while the hybrid system is
cans in the vehicle when it is in the
operating.
sun.
If the vehicle is parked with the shift
Doing so may result in the follow-
lever in P but the parking brake is
ing:
not set, the vehicle may start to
move, possibly leading to an acci-
• Gas may leak from a cigarette
dent.
lighter or spray can, and may lead
to a fire.
O Do not touch the exhaust pipes
while the “READY” indicator is illu-
• The temperature inside the vehicle
minated or immediately after turn-
may cause the plastic lenses and
ing the hybrid system off.
plastic material of glasses to
Doing so may cause burns.
deform or crack.
QWhen taking a nap in the vehicle
• Soft drink cans may fracture, caus-
Always turn the hybrid system off.
ing the contents to spray over the
Otherwise, if you accidentally move
interior of the vehicle, and may also
the shift lever or depress the acceler-
cause a short circuit in the vehicle’s
ator pedal, this could cause an acci-
electrical components.
dent or fire due to hybrid system
O Do not leave cigarette lighters in the
overheating. Additionally, if the vehi-
vehicle. If a cigarette lighter is in a
cle is parked in a poorly ventilated
place such as the glove box or on
area, exhaust gases may collect and
the floor, it may be lit accidentally
enter the vehicle, leading to death or
when luggage is loaded or the seat
a serious health hazard.
is adjusted, causing a fire.
QWhen braking
O Do not attach adhesive discs to the
OWhen the brakes are wet, drive
windshield or windows. Do not
more cautiously.
place containers such as air fresh-
Braking distance increases when
eners on the instrument panel or
the brakes are wet, and this may
dashboard. Adhesive discs or con-
cause one side of the vehicle to
tainers may act as lenses, causing
brake differently than the other
a fire in the vehicle.
side. Also, the parking brake may
not securely hold the vehicle.
O Do not leave a door or window
open if the curved glass is coated
OIf the electronically controlled brake
with a metallized film such as a sil-
system does not operate, do not fol-
ver-colored one. Reflected sunlight
low other vehicles closely and avoid
may cause the glass to act as a
hills or sharp turns that require
lens, causing a fire.
braking.
In this case, braking is still possible,
but the brake pedal should be
depressed more firmly than usual.
Also, the braking distance will
increase. Have your brakes fixed
immediately.
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159
WARNING
OWhen driving over bumps in the
road, drive as slowly as possible to
O The brake system consists of 2 or
avoid damaging the wheels, under-
more individual hydraulic systems;
side of the vehicle, etc.
if one of the systems fails, the
other(s) will still operate. In this
QIf you get a flat tire while driving
case, the brake pedal should be
A flat or damaged tire may cause the
depressed more firmly than usual
following situations. Hold the steering
and the braking distance will
wheel firmly and gradually depress
increase. Have your brakes fixed
the brake pedal to slow down the
immediately.
vehicle.
Q If the vehicle becomes stuck
OIt may be difficult to control your
Do not spin the wheels excessively
vehicle.
when a driven wheel is up in the air,
OThe vehicle will make abnormal
or the vehicle is stuck in sand, mud,
sounds or vibrations.
etc. This may damage the driveline
components or propel the vehicle for-
OThe vehicle will lean abnormally.
ward or backward, causing an acci-
dent.
Information on what to do in case of a
flat tire (→P.386, 397)
4
QWhen encountering flooded
NOTICE
roads
Q When driving the vehicle
Do not drive on a road that has
O Do not depress the accelerator and
flooded after heavy rain, etc. Doing so
brake pedals at the same time
may cause the following serious dam-
during driving, as this may restrain
age to the vehicle:
the hybrid system output.
OEngine stalling
O Do not use the accelerator pedal or
OShort in electrical components
depress the accelerator and brake
pedals at the same time to hold the
OEngine damage caused by water
vehicle on a hill.
immersion
Q When parking the vehicle
In the event that you drive on a
Always set the parking brake and shift
flooded road and the vehicle
the shift lever to P. Failure to do so
becomes flooded or stuck in mud or
may cause the vehicle to move or the
sand, be sure to have any authorized
vehicle may accelerate suddenly if
Mazda retailer or Mazda authorized
the accelerator pedal is accidentally
repairer, or any reliable repairer check
depressed.
the following:
Q Avoiding damage to vehicle parts
OBrake function
ODo not turn the steering wheel fully
O Changes in quantity and quality of
in either direction and hold it there
oil and fluid used for the engine,
for an extended period of time.
hybrid transmission, etc.
Doing so may damage the power
steering motor.
OLubricant condition for the bearings
and suspension joints (where possi-
ble), and the function of all joints,
bearings, etc.
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4-1. Before driving
Cargo and luggage
OSecure all items in the occupant
compartment.
O Never allow anyone to ride in the
Take notice of the following
luggage compartment. It is not
information about storage pre-
designed for passengers. They
cautions, cargo capacity and
should ride in their seats with their
seat belts properly fastened.
load:
QLoad and distribution
WARNING
O Do not overload your vehicle.
Q Things that must not be carried
O Do not apply loads unevenly.
in the luggage compartment
Improper loading may cause deteri-
The following things may cause a fire
oration of steering or braking con-
if loaded in the luggage compartment:
trol which may cause death or
serious injury.
O Receptacles containing gasoline
OAerosol cans
QStorage precautions
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may prevent the ped-
als from being depressed properly,
may block the driver’s vision, or may
result in items hitting the driver or
passengers, possibly causing an acci-
dent.
OStow cargo and luggage in the lug-
gage compartment whenever pos-
sible.
O Do not stack cargo and luggage in
the luggage compartment higher
than the seatbacks.
O When you fold down the rear seats,
long items should not be placed
directly behind the front seats.
O Do not place cargo or luggage in or
on the following locations.
• At the feet of the driver
• On the front passenger or rear
seats (when stacking items)
• On the luggage cover
• On the instrument panel
• On the dashboard
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161
Trailer towing (vehicles
Trailer towing (vehicles
without towing pack-
with towing packages -
ages - including
except for Reunion)
Reunion)
Your vehicle is designed pri-
Mazda does not recommend
marily as a passenger carrying
towing a trailer with your vehi-
vehicle. Towing a trailer will
cle.
have an adverse effect on han-
dling, performance, braking,
Mazda also does not recom-
durability, and fuel consump-
mend the installation of a tow
tion. Your safety and satisfac-
hitch or the use of a tow hitch
tion depend on the proper use
carrier for a wheelchair,
of correct equipment and cau-
scooter, bicycle, etc. Your vehi-
tious driving habits. For your
cle is not designed for trailer
safety and the safety of others,
towing or for the use of tow
4
do not overload the vehicle or
hitch mounted carriers.
trailer.
To tow a trailer safely, use
extreme care and drive the
vehicle in accordance with the
trailer’s characteristics and
operating conditions.
Mazda warranties do not apply
to damage or malfunction
caused by towing a trailer for
commercial purposes.
Contact any authorized Mazda
retailer or Mazda authorized
repairer, or any reliable
repairer for further information
about additional requirements
such as towing kits, etc.
Weight limits
Check the allowable towing capac-
ity, GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass),
MPAC (Maximum Permissible Axle
162
4-1. Before driving
Capacity), and permissible draw-
Q Information tag (manufac-
bar load before towing. (→P.420)
turer’s label)
Towing hitch/bracket
Mazda recommends the use of the
Mazda hitch/bracket for your vehi-
cle. Other products of a suitable
nature and comparable quality may
also be used.
Important points regarding
Gross vehicle mass
trailer loads
The combined weight of the driver, pas-
sengers, luggage, towing hitch, total
Q Total trailer weight and per-
curb mass and drawbar load should not
missible drawbar load
exceed the gross vehicle mass by more
than 100 kg (220.5 lb.). Exceeding this
weight is dangerous.
Maximum permissible rear axle
capacity
The weight borne by the rear axle
should not exceed the maximum per-
missible rear axle capacity by 15% or
more. Exceeding this weight is danger-
ous. The values for towing capacity
were derived from testing conducted at
Total trailer weight
sea level. Take note that engine output
Weight of the trailer itself plus the trailer
and towing capacity will be reduced at
load should be within the maximum
high altitudes.
towing capacity. Exceeding this weight
is dangerous. (→P.420)
When towing a trailer, use a friction
coupler or friction stabilizer (sway con-
trol device).
Permissible drawbar load
Allocate the trailer load so that the
drawbar load is greater than 25 kg
(55.1 lb.) or 4% of the towing capacity.
Do not let the drawbar load exceed the
indicated weight. (→P.420)
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163
WARNING
Q When the gross vehicle mass or
maximum permissible axle
capacity is exceeded
Failing to observe this precaution may
lead to an accident causing death or
serious injury.
OAdd an additional 20.0 kPa (0.2
kgf/cm2 or bar, 3 psi) to the recom-
mended tire inflation pressure
value. (→P.426)
O Do not exceed the established
speed limit for towing a trailer in
built-up areas or 100 km/h (62
mph), whichever is the lower.
Installation positions for the
4
towing hitch/bracket and
3 690 mm (27.2 in.)
hitch ball
4 600 mm (23.6 in.)
5 322 mm (12.7 in.)
6 19 mm (0.75 in.)
7 370 mm (14.6 in.)
Q Tire information
OIncrease the tire inflation pressure to
20.0 kPa (0.2 kgf/cm2 or bar, 3 psi)
greater than the recommended value
when towing. (→P.426)
OIncrease the air pressure of the trailer
tires in accordance with the total
trailer weight and according to the val-
ues recommended by the manufac-
turer of your trailer.
Q Trailer lights
Please consult any authorized Mazda
retailer or Mazda authorized repairer, or
any reliable repairer when installing
1
511 mm (20.1 in.)
trailer lights, as incorrect installation
may cause damage to the vehicle’s
2
513 mm (20.2 in.)
lights. Please take care to comply with
your state’s laws when installing trailer
lights.
164
4-1. Before driving
QBreak-in schedule
Guidance
Mazda recommends that vehicles fitted
with new power train components
Your vehicle will handle differently
should not be used for towing trailers for
when towing a trailer. In order to
the first 800 km (500 miles).
avoid accident, death or serious
QSafety checks before towing
injury, keep the following in mind
O Check that the maximum load limit for
the towing hitch/bracket hitch ball is
when towing:
not exceeded. Bear in mind that the
Q Checking connections
coupling weight of the trailer will add
to the load exerted on the vehicle.
between trailer and lights
Also make sure that you will not be
Stop the vehicle and check the
towing a load that exceeds the maxi-
mum permissible axle capacity.
operation of the connection
OEnsure that the trailer load is secure.
between the trailer and lights after
O Supplementary outside rear view mir-
driving for a brief period as well as
rors should be added to the vehicle if
before starting off.
the traffic behind cannot be clearly
seen with standard mirrors. Adjust the
Q Practicing driving with a cou-
extending arms of these mirrors on
pled trailer
both sides of the vehicle so that they
always provide maximum visibility of
z
Get the feel for turning, stopping
the road behind.
and reversing with the trailer
Q Maintenance
coupled by practicing in an area
O Maintenance must be performed more
with no or light traffic.
frequently when using the vehicle for
towing due to the greater weight bur-
z
When reversing with a coupled
den placed on the vehicle compared
trailer, hold the section of the
to normal driving.
steering wheel nearest to you
O Retighten all bolts securing the hitch-
and rotate clockwise to turn the
ing ball and bracket after towing for
approximately 1000 km (600 miles).
trailer left or counterclockwise to
turn it right. Always rotate a little
NOTICE
at a time to prevent steering
error. Have someone guide you
Q When the rear bumper strength-
ening material is aluminum
when reversing to lessen the risk
Ensure the steel bracket part does not
of an accident.
come directly in contact with that
area.
Q Increasing vehicle-to-vehicle
When steel and aluminum come into
distance
contact, there is a reaction similar to
corrosion, which will weaken the sec-
At a speed of 10 km/h (6 mph), the
tion concerned and may result in
distance to the vehicle running
damage. Apply a rust inhibitor to parts
ahead of you should be equivalent
that will come in contact when attach-
ing a steel bracket.
to or greater than the combined
length of your vehicle and trailer.
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165
Avoid sudden braking that may
of your vehicle and trailer and
cause skidding. Otherwise, the
ensure that the vehicle-to-vehicle
vehicle may spin out of control. This
distance is sufficient before execut-
is especially true when driving on
ing lane changes.
wet or slippery road surfaces.
Q Transmission information
Q Sudden acceleration/steering
To maintain engine braking effi-
input/cornering
ciency and charging system perfor-
Executing sharp turns when towing
mance when using engine braking,
may result in the trailer colliding
do not use the transmission in D.
with your vehicle. Decelerate well in
(→P.175)
advance when approaching turns
Q If the engine overheats
and take them slowly and carefully
Towing a loaded trailer up a long,
to avoid sudden braking.
steep incline in temperatures
Q Important points regarding
exceeding 30°C (85°F) may result
turning
in the engine overheating. If the
4
The wheels of the trailer will travel
engine coolant temperature gauge
closer to the inside of the curve
indicates that the engine is over-
than the wheels of the vehicle. To
heating, turn the air conditioning off
make allowance for this, take the
immediately, leave the road and
turns wider than you would nor-
stop the vehicle in a safe place.
mally do.
(→P.414)
Q Important points regarding
Q When parking the vehicle
stability
Always place wheel chocks under
Vehicle movement resulting from
the wheels of both the vehicle and
uneven road surfaces and strong
trailer. Firmly set the parking brake
crosswinds will affect handling. The
and shift the shift lever to P.
vehicle may also be rocked by
WARNING
passing buses or large trucks. Fre-
quently check behind when moving
Follow all the instructions described in
this section. Failure to do so could
alongside such vehicles. As soon
cause an accident resulting in death
as such vehicle movement occurs,
or serious injury.
immediately start to decelerate
Q Trailer towing precautions
smoothly by slowly applying the
When towing, make sure that none of
brakes. Always steer the vehicle
the weight limits are exceeded.
(→P.162)
straight ahead while braking.
Q Passing other vehicles
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