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166
4-1. Before driving
WARNING
Q Vehicle speed in towing
Observe the legal maximum speeds
for trailer towing.
QBefore descending hills or long
declines
Reduce speed and downshift. How-
ever, never downshift suddenly while
descending steep or long downhill
grades.
Q Operation of the brake pedal
Do not hold the brake pedal
depressed often or for long periods of
time. Doing so may result in the brake
overheating or reduce braking effects.
Q To avoid accident or injury
O Vehicles with a compact spare tire:
Do not tow a trailer when the com-
pact spare tire is installed on your
vehicle.
O Vehicles with the emergency tire
puncture repair kit: Do not tow a
trailer when the tire installed is
repaired with the emergency tire
puncture repair kit.
O Vehicles with a Dynamic radar
cruise control: Do not use dynamic
radar cruise control when you are
towing.
NOTICE
QDo not directly splice trailer
lights
Directly splicing trailer lights may
damage your vehicle’s electrical sys-
tem and cause a malfunction.
4-2. Driving procedures
167
influence of the outside temperature, it
Power (ignition) switch
may not be possible to start the hybrid
(vehicles without a
system. In this case, try to start the
hybrid system again after the tem-
smart entry & start sys-
perature of the hybrid battery
tem)
increases due to the outside tempera-
ture increase, etc.
Starting the hybrid system
QSounds and vibrations specific to a
hybrid vehicle
1 Check that the parking brake is
→P.75
set.
Q When the steering lock cannot be
released
2 Check that the shift lever is set
When starting the hybrid system, the
in P.
power switch may seem stuck in OFF.
To free it, turn the key while turning the
3 Firmly depress the brake pedal.
steering wheel slightly left and right.
4 Turn the power switch to START
to start the hybrid system.
4
If the “READY” indicator turns on, the
hybrid system will operate normally.
Continue depressing the brake pedal
until the “READY” indicator is illumi-
nated.
5 Check that the “READY” indica-
Q If the “READY” indicator does not
tor is illuminated.
come on
The vehicle cannot be driven if the
In the event that the “READY” indicator
READY” indicator is off.
does not come on even after performing
the proper procedures for starting the
QIf the hybrid system does not start
vehicle, contact any authorized Mazda
retailer or Mazda authorized repairer, or
The immobilizer system may not have
any reliable repairer immediately.
been deactivated. (→P.81) Contact any
authorized Mazda retailer or Mazda
QIf the hybrid system is malfunction-
authorized repairer, or any reliable
ing
repairer.
→P.383
QWhen the ambient temperature is
low, such as during winter driving
WARNING
conditions
QWhen starting the hybrid system
OWhen starting the hybrid system, the
flashing time of the “READY” indicator
Always start the hybrid system while
may be long. Leave the vehicle as it is
sitting in the driver’s seat. Do not
until the “READY” indicator is steady
depress the accelerator pedal while
on, as steady means the vehicle is
starting the hybrid system under any
able to move.
circumstances.Doing so may cause
an accident resulting in death or seri-
OWhen the hybrid battery (traction bat-
ous injury.
tery) is extremely cold (below approxi-
mately -30°C [-22°F]) under the
168
4-2. Driving procedures
NOTICE
Q When starting the hybrid system
If the hybrid system becomes difficult
to start, have your vehicle checked by
any authorized Mazda retailer or
Mazda authorized repairer, or any
reliable repairer immediately.
QKey reminder function
Changing the power switch
A buzzer sounds if the driver’s door is
opened while the power switch is in OFF
positions
or ACC to remind you to remove the
key.
WARNING
QCaution when driving
Do not turn the power switch to OFF
while driving. If, in an emergency, you
must turn the hybrid system off while
the vehicle is moving, turn the power
switch only to ACC to stop the hybrid
system. An accident may result if the
hybrid system is stopped while driv-
1 OFF (“LOCK” position)
ing. (→P.366)
The steering wheel is locked and the
key can be removed. (The key can be
NOTICE
removed only when the shift lever is in
P.)
Q To prevent 12-volt battery dis-
charge
2 ACC (“ACC” position)
Do not leave the power switch in ACC
Some electrical components such as
or ON for long periods of time without
the audio system can be used.
the hybrid system running.
3 ON (“ON” position)
All electrical components can be used.
4 START (“START” position)
For starting the hybrid system.
Q Turning the key from ACC to OFF
1
Shift the shift lever to P.
2
Push in the key and turn it to OFF.
4-2. Driving procedures
169
any power switch mode.
Power (ignition) switch
(vehicles with a smart
entry & start system)
Performing the following oper-
ations when carrying the elec-
tronic key on your person
starts the hybrid system or
changes power switch modes.
5 Check that the “READY” indica-
tor is illuminated.
Starting the hybrid system
The vehicle cannot be
driven if the
1 Press the parking brake switch
READY” indicator is off.
to check that the parking brake
QPower switch illumination
is set.
In the following situations, the power
4
2 Check that the shift lever is in P.
switch is illuminated.
3 Firmly depress the brake pedal.
O When the driver’s or passenger’s door
is opened.
and a message will be displayed
O When the power switch is in ACC or
on the multi-information display. If it is
ON.
not displayed, the hybrid system cannot
be started.
O When the power switch mode is
changed from ACC or ON to off.
4 Press the power switch shortly
Also, in the following situation, the
and firmly.
power switch flashes.
When operating the power switch, one
O When depressing the brake pedal
short, firm press is enough. It is not
while carrying the electronic key.
necessary to press and hold the switch.
QIf the hybrid system does not start
If the “READY” indicator turns on, the
hybrid system will operate normally.
OThe immobilizer system may not have
been deactivated. (→P.81)
Continue depressing the brake pedal
Contact any authorized Mazda retailer
until the “READY” indicator is illumi-
or Mazda authorized repairer, or any
nated.
reliable repairer.
The hybrid system can be started from
OIf a message related to start-up is
shown on the multi-information dis-
play, read the message and follow the
instructions.
Q When the ambient temperature is
low, such as during winter driving
conditions
O When starting the hybrid system, the
flashing time of the “READY” indicator
may be long. Leave the vehicle as it is
170
4-2. Driving procedures
until the “READY” indicator is steady
on, as steady means the vehicle is
able to move.
OWhen the hybrid battery (traction bat-
tery) is extremely cold (below approxi-
mately -30°C [-22°F]) under the
influence of the outside temperature, it
may not be possible to start the hybrid
system. In this case, try to start the
hybrid system again after the tem-
O To prevent the steering lock motor
perature of the hybrid battery
from overheating, the motor may be
increases due to the outside tempera-
suspended if the hybrid system is
ture increase, etc.
turned on and off repeatedly in a short
period of time. In this case, refrain
QSounds and vibrations specific to a
from operating the power switch. After
hybrid vehicle
about 10 seconds, the steering lock
→P.75
motor will resume functioning.
QIf the 12-volt battery is discharged
Q If the “READY” indicator does not
come on
The hybrid system cannot be started
using the smart entry & start system.
In the event that the “READY” indicator
Refer to P.409 to restart the hybrid sys-
does not come on even after performing
tem.
the proper procedures for starting the
vehicle, contact any authorized Mazda
QElectronic key battery depletion
retailer or Mazda authorized repairer, or
→P.122
any reliable repairer immediately.
QConditions affecting operation
QIf the hybrid system is malfunction-
→P.135
ing
→P.383
QNotes for the entry function
→P.136
QElectronic key battery
→P.351
QSteering lock function
OAfter turning the power switch off and
Q Operation of the power switch
opening and closing the doors, the
OIf the switch is not pressed shortly and
steering wheel will be locked due to
firmly, the power switch mode may not
the steering lock function. Operating
change or the hybrid system may not
the power switch again automatically
start.
cancels the steering lock.
OIf attempting to restart the hybrid sys-
OWhen the steering lock cannot be
tem immediately after turning the
released, “Push Power Switch while
power switch off, the hybrid system
Turning Steering Wheel in Either
may not start in some cases. After
Direction” will be displayed on the
turning the power switch off, please
multi-information display.
wait a few seconds before restarting
Press the power switch shortly and
the hybrid system.
firmly while turning the steering wheel
Q Customization
left and right.
If the smart entry & start system has
been deactivated in a customized set-
ting, refer to P.407.
171
4-2. Driving procedures
The hybrid system will stop, and the
WARNING
meter display will be extinguished.
Q When starting the hybrid system
4 Release the brake pedal and
Always start the hybrid system while
check that “ACCESSORY” or
sitting in the driver’s seat. Do not
IGNITION ON” is not shown on
depress the accelerator pedal while
starting the hybrid system under any
the multi-information display.
circumstances.
Doing so may cause an accident
WARNING
resulting in death or serious injury.
QStopping the hybrid system in an
QCaution while driving
emergency
If hybrid system failure occurs while
OIf you want to stop the hybrid sys-
the vehicle is moving, do not lock or
tem in an emergency while driving
open the doors until the vehicle
the vehicle, press and hold the
reaches a safe and complete stop.
power switch for more than 2 sec-
Activation of the steering lock in this
onds, or press it briefly 3 times or
circumstance may lead to an acci-
more in succession. (→P.366)
dent, resulting in death or serious
However, do not touch the power
injury.
switch while driving except in an
4
emergency. Turning the hybrid sys-
tem off while driving will not cause
NOTICE
loss of steering or braking control,
however, power assist to the steer-
Q When starting the hybrid system
ing will be lost. This will make it
If the hybrid system becomes difficult
more difficult to steer smoothly, so
to start, have your vehicle checked by
you should pull over and stop the
any authorized Mazda retailer or
vehicle as soon as it is safe to do
Mazda authorized repairer, or any
so.
reliable repairer immediately.
OIf the power switch is operated
QSymptoms indicating a malfunc-
while the vehicle is running, a warn-
tion with the power switch
ing message will be shown on the
If the power switch seems to be oper-
multi-information display and a
ating somewhat differently than usual,
buzzer sounds.
such as the switch sticking slightly,
O To restart the hybrid system after
there may be a malfunction. Contact
performing an emergency shut-
any authorized Mazda retailer or
down, shift the shift lever to N and
Mazda authorized repairer, or any
then press the power switch.
reliable repairer immediately.
Changing power switch
Stopping the hybrid system
modes
1 Stop the vehicle completely.
Modes can be changed by pressing
2 Set the parking brake (→P.178),
the power switch with brake pedal
and shift the shift lever to P.
released. (The mode changes each
Check the parking brake indicator is
time the switch is pressed.)
illuminated.
3 Press the power switch.
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4-2. Driving procedures
is not operating.
NOTICE
Q To prevent 12-volt battery dis-
charge
O Do not leave the power switch in
ACC or ON for long periods of time
without the hybrid system on.
O If “ACCESSORY” or “IGNITION
ON” is displayed on the multi-infor-
mation display, the power switch is
not off. Exit the vehicle after turning
the power switch off.
ACCESSORY
When stopping the hybrid
system with the shift lever in
IGNITION ON
a position other than P
1 OFF*
The emergency flashers can be used.
If the hybrid system is stopped with
2 ACC
the shift lever in a position other
than P, the power switch will not be
Some electrical components such as
the audio system can be used.
turned off. Perform the following
ACCESSORY” will be displayed on the
procedure to turn the switch off:
multi-information display.
1 Check that the parking brake is
3 ON
set.
All electrical components can be used.
2 Shift the shift lever to P.
IGNITION ON” will be displayed on the
3 Check that “IGNITION ON” is
multi-information display.
displayed on the multi-informa-
*: If the shift lever is in a position other
tion display and press the power
than P when turning off the hybrid
switch shortly and firmly.
system, the power switch will be
remained to ON, not to off.
4 Check that “ACCESSORY” or
IGNITION ON” on the multi-
QAuto power off function
information display is off.
If the vehicle is left in ACC or ON (the
hybrid system is not operating) for more
NOTICE
than 20 minutes with the shift lever in P,
the power switch will automatically turn
off. However, this function cannot
entirely prevent 12-volt battery dis-
charge. Do not leave the vehicle with the
power switch in ACC or ON for long
periods of time when the hybrid system
4-2. Driving procedures
173
Q To prevent 12-volt battery dis-
EV drive mode
charge
Do not stop the hybrid system when
In EV drive mode, electric
the shift lever is in a position other
than P. If the hybrid system is stopped
power is supplied by the
in another shift lever position, the
hybrid battery (traction bat-
power switch will not be turned off and
tery), and only the electric
remained to ON. If the vehicle is left in
ON, battery discharge may occur.
motor (traction motor) is used
to drive the vehicle.
This mode allows you to drive
in residential areas early in the
morning and late at night, or in
indoor parking lots, etc., with-
out concern for noises and gas
emissions.
4
Operating instructions
Turns EV drive mode on/off
When EV drive mode is turned on, the
EV drive mode indicator will come on.
Pressing the switch when in EV drive
mode will return the vehicle to normal
driving (using the gasoline engine and
electric motor [traction motor]).
QSituations in which EV drive mode
cannot be turned on
It may not be possible to turn EV drive
mode on in the following situations. If it
cannot be turned on, a buzzer will sound
and a message will be shown on the
multi-information display.
174
4-2. Driving procedures
OThe temperature of the hybrid system
(→P.118)
is high.
O Vehicle speed is high.
The vehicle has been left in the sun,
driven on a hill, driven at high speeds,
OThe accelerator pedal is depressed
etc.
firmly or the vehicle is on a hill, etc.
OThe temperature of the hybrid system
QPossible driving distance when
is low.
driving in EV drive mode
The vehicle has been left in tempera-
EV drive mode’s possible driving dis-
tures lower than about 0°C (32°F) for
tance ranges from a few hundred
a long period of time, etc.
meters to approximately 1 km (0.6 mile).
OThe gasoline engine is warming up.
However, depending on vehicle condi-
tions, there are situations when EV drive
OThe hybrid battery (traction battery) is
mode cannot be used.
low.
(The distance that is possible depends
The remaining battery level indicated
on the hybrid battery [traction battery]
in the energy monitor display is low.
level and driving conditions.)
(→P.118)
QFuel economy
O Vehicle speed is high.
The hybrid system is designed to
OThe accelerator pedal is depressed
achieve the best possible fuel economy
firmly or the vehicle is on a hill, etc.
during normal driving (using the gaso-
OThe windshield defogger is in use.
line engine and electric motor [traction
motor]). Driving in EV drive mode more
QSwitching to EV drive mode when
than necessary may lower fuel econ-
the gasoline engine is cold
omy.
If the hybrid system is started while the
QIf “EV Mode Unavailable” is shown
gasoline engine is cold, the gasoline
on the multi-information display
engine will start automatically after a
short period of time in order to warm up.
The EV drive mode is not available. The
In this case, you will become unable to
reason the EV drive mode is not avail-
switch to EV drive mode.
able (the vehicle is idling, battery charge
is low, vehicle speed is higher than the
After the hybrid system has started and
EV drive mode operating speed range
the “READY” indicator has illuminated,
or accelerator pedal is depressed too
press the EV drive mode switch before
much) may be displayed. Use the EV
the gasoline engine starts to switch to
drive mode when it becomes available.
EV drive mode.
QIf “EV Mode Deactivated” is shown
QAutomatic cancelation of EV drive
on the multi-information display
mode
The EV drive mode has been automati-
When driving in EV drive mode, the gas-
cally canceled. The reason the EV drive
oline engine may start automatically and
mode is not available (the battery
the vehicle may be driven by the gaso-
charge is low, vehicle speed is higher
line engine and electric motor (traction
than the EV drive mode operating speed
motor) in the following situations. When
range or accelerator pedal is depressed
EV drive mode is canceled, a buzzer will
too much) may be displayed. Drive the
sound, the EV drive mode indicator will
vehicle for a while before attempting to
flash, and a message will be displayed
turn on the EV drive mode again.
on the multi-information display.
OThe hybrid battery (traction battery)
becomes low.
The remaining battery level indicated
in the energy monitor display is low.
4-2. Driving procedures
175
WARNING
Hybrid transmission
QCaution while driving
When driving in EV drive mode, pay
Select the shift position
special attention to the area around
depending on your purpose
the vehicle. Because there is no
and situation.
engine noise, pedestrians, people rid-
ing bicycles or other people and vehi-
cles in the area may not be aware of
Shift position purpose and
the vehicle starting off or approaching
them.
functions
Take extra care while driving even if
the acoustic vehicle alerting system is
Shift posi-
active.
Objective or function
tion
Parking the vehicle/start-
P
ing the hybrid system
R
Reversing
4
Neutral (Condition in
N
which the power is not
transmitted)
D
Normal driving*
Applying moderate engine
B
braking driving down hills
*: To improve fuel efficiency and reduce
noise, shift the shift lever to D for nor-
mal driving.
QRestraining sudden start (Drive-
Start Control)
→P.155
Q When driving with dynamic radar
cruise control with full-speed range
activated
Even when switching the driving mode
to power mode with the intent of
enabling engine braking, engine braking
will not occur because dynamic radar
cruise control with full-speed range will
not be canceled. (→P.270)
176
4-2. Driving procedures
depressed*, shift the shift lever
WARNING
while pushing the shift release but-
Q When driving on slippery road
ton on the shift knob.
surfaces
Do not accelerate or shift gears sud-
: Shift the shift lever while push-
denly.
ing the shift release button on the
Sudden changes in engine braking
shift knob.
may cause the vehicle to spin or skid,
resulting in an accident.
: Shift the shift lever normally.
When shifting the shift lever between P
NOTICE
and D, make sure that the vehicle is
Q Hybrid battery (traction battery)
completely stopped.
charge
*: For the vehicle be able to be shifted
If the shift lever is in N, the hybrid bat-
from P, the brake pedal must be
tery (traction battery) will not be
depressed before the shift release
charged even when the engine is run-
button is pushed. If the shift release
ning. Therefore, if the vehicle is left
with the shift lever in N for a long
button is pushed first, the shift lock
period of time, the hybrid battery
will not be released.
(traction battery) will discharge, and
this may result in the vehicle not
Q Shift lock system
being able to start.
The shift lock system is a system to pre-
vent accidental operation of the shift
Shifting the shift lever
lever in starting.
The shift lever can be shifted from P
only when the power switch is in ON and
the brake pedal is being depressed.
QIf the shift lever cannot be shifted
from P
First, check whether the brake pedal is
being depressed.
If the shift lever cannot be shifted with
your foot on the brake pedal, there may
be a problem with the shift lock system.
Have the vehicle inspected by any
authorized Mazda retailer or Mazda
authorized repairer, or any reliable
repairer immediately.
The following steps may be used as an
emergency measure to ensure that the
shift lever can be shifted.
Releasing the shift lock:
1
Set the parking brake.
2
Turn the power switch off.
3
Depress the brake pedal.
4
Ply the cover up with a flathead
: While the power switch is in
screwdriver or equivalent tool.
ON and the brake pedal
To prevent damaging the cover,
4-2. Driving procedures
177
wrap the tip of the flathead screw-
WARNING
driver with a tape.
Q To prevent an accident when
releasing the shift lock
Before pressing the shift lock override
button, make sure to set the parking
brake and depress the brake pedal.
If the accelerator pedal is accidentally
depressed instead of the brake pedal
when the shift lock override button is
pressed and the shift lever is shifted
5
Press and hold the shift lock override
out of P, the vehicle may suddenly
button and then push the button on
start, possibly leading to an accident
the shift knob.
resulting in death or serious injury.
The shift lever can be shifted while the
both buttons are pressed.
Selecting the driving mode
→P.270
4
QAbout engine braking
When shift position B is selected,
releasing the accelerator pedal will
apply engine braking.
OWhen the vehicle is driven at high
speeds, compared to ordinary gaso-
line-fueled vehicles, the engine brak-
ing deceleration is felt less than that of
other vehicles.
OThe vehicle can be accelerated even
when shift position B is selected.
If the vehicle is driven continuously in
the B position, fuel efficiency will
become low. Usually, select the D posi-
tion.
178
4-2. Driving procedures
Turn signal lever
Parking brake
Operating instructions
The parking brake can be set
or released automatically or
manually.
In automatic mode, the parking
brake can be set or released
automatically. Also, even in
automatic mode, the parking
brake can be set or released
manually.
Operating instructions
Q Using the manual mode
The parking brake can be set and
released manually.
1 Right turn
2 Lane change to the right (move
the lever partway and release it)
The right hand signals will flash 3 times.
3 Lane change to the left (move
the lever partway and release it)
The left hand signals will flash 3 times.
4 Left turn
Q Turn signals can be operated when
1 Pull the switch to set the parking
The power switch is in ON.
brake
QIf the indicator flashes faster than
usual
The parking brake indicator and parking
brake light will turn on.
Check that a light bulb in the front or
rear turn signal lights has not burned
Pull and hold the parking brake switch if
out.
an emergency occurs and it is neces-
sary to operate the parking brake while
driving.
2 Push the switch to release the
4-2. Driving procedures
179
parking brake
turn on.
• Operate the parking brake switch
Operate the shift lever with the
while depressing the brake pedal.
vehicle stopped and the brake
• Using the parking brake automatic
pedal depressed.
release function, the parking brake
can be released by depressing the
The parking brake may not operate
accelerator pedal. When using this
automatically if the shift lever is moved
function, slowly depress the acceler-
quickly.
ator pedal.
In this case, it is necessary to operate
the parking brake switch. (→P.178)
Make sure that the parking brake indi-
cator and parking brake light turn off.
Q Turning automatic mode off
Q Turning automatic mode on
While the vehicle is stopped and
While the vehicle is stopped, pull
depressing the brake pedal, press
and hold the parking brake switch
and hold the parking brake switch
until a message is shown on the
until a message is shown on the
multi-information display
multi-information display
4
EPB Shift Interlock Function
EPB Shift Interlock Function
Activated
Deactivated
When the automatic mode is turned
QParking brake operation
on, the parking brake operates as
O When the power switch is not in ON,
follows.
the parking brake cannot be released
z When the shift lever is moved out
using the parking brake switch.
of P, the parking brake will be
O When the power switch is not in ON,
automatic mode (automatic brake set-
released, and the parking brake
ting and releasing) is not available.
indicator and parking brake light
QParking brake automatic release
will turn off.
function
z When the shift lever is moved
The parking brake is automatically
released when slowly depress the accel-
into P, the parking brake will be
erator pedal.
set, and the parking brake indi-
The parking brake will be released auto-
cator and parking brake light will
matically under the following conditions:
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4-2. Driving procedures
OThe driver’s door is closed
will stay on for about 15 seconds. This
does not indicate a malfunction.
OThe driver is wearing the seat belt
Q When the parking brake switch
OThe shift lever is a forward or reverse
malfunctions
position.
Automatic mode (automatic brake set-
OThe malfunction indicator lamp or
ting and releasing) will be turned on
brake system warning light is not illu-
automatically.
minated.
If the automatic release function does
QParking the vehicle
not operate, manually release the park-
→P.154
ing brake.
QParking brake engaged warning
QIf “Parking Brake Temporarily
buzzer
Unavailable” is displayed on the
A buzzer will sound if the vehicle is
multi-information display
driven with the parking brake engaged.
If the parking brake is operated repeat-
Parking Brake ON” is displayed on the
edly over a short period of time, the sys-
multi-information display. (with the vehi-
tem may restrict operation to prevent
cle reached a speed of 5 km/h [3 mph])
overheating. If this happens, refrain from
QIf the brake system warning light
operating the parking brake. Normal
comes on
operation will return after about 1 min-
ute.
→P.374
QIf “Parking Brake Unavailable” is
QUsage in winter time
displayed on the multi-information
→P.281
display
Operate the parking brake switch. If the
WARNING
message does not disappear after oper-
ating the switch several times, the sys-
QWhen parking the vehicle
tem may be malfunctioning. Have the
Do not leave a child in the vehicle
vehicle inspected by any authorized
alone. The parking brake may be
Mazda retailer or Mazda authorized
released unintentionally and there is
repairer, or any reliable repairer.
the danger of the vehicle moving that
QParking brake operation sound
may lead to an accident resulting in
death or serious injury.
When the parking brake operates, a
motor sound (whirring sound) may be
QParking brake switch
heard. This does not indicate a malfunc-
Do not set any objects near the park-
tion.
ing brake switch.
QParking brake operation
Objects may interfere with the switch
and may lead the parking brake to
O Depending on the power switch mode,
unexpectedly operate.
the parking brake indicator and park-
ing brake light will turn on and stay on
as described below:
NOTICE
ON: Comes on until the parking brake
is released.
QWhen parking the vehicle
Not in ON: Stays on for approximately
Before you leave the vehicle, set the
15 seconds.
parking brake, shift the shift lever to P
OWhen the power switch is turned off
and make sure that the vehicle does
with the parking brake set, the parking
not move.
brake indicator and parking brake light
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181
NOTICE
Brake Hold
Q When the system malfunctions
Stop the vehicle in a safe place and
The brake hold system keeps
check the warning messages.
the brake applied when the
Q When the parking brake cannot
shift lever is in D, B or N with
be released due to a malfunction
the system on and the brake
Driving the vehicle with the parking
pedal has been depressed to
brake set will lead to brake compo-
stop the vehicle. The system
nents overheating, which may affect
braking performance and increase
releases the brake when the
brake wear.
accelerator pedal is depressed
Have the vehicle inspected by any
with the shift lever in D or B to
authorized Mazda retailer or Mazda
allow smooth start off.
authorized repairer, or any reliable
repairer immediately if this occurs.
Enabling the system
4
Turn the brake hold system on
The brake hold standby indicator
(green)
comes on. While the system
is holding the brake, the brake hold
operated indicator (yellow)
comes
on.
Q Brake hold system operating con-
ditions
The brake hold system cannot be turned
on in the following conditions:
OThe driver’s door is not closed.
OThe driver is not wearing the seat belt.
If any of the conditions above are
detected when the brake hold system is
enabled, the system will turn off and the
brake hold standby indicator light will go
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off. In addition, if any of the conditions
the brake hold switch is pressed with the
are detected while the system is holding
brake hold system operating conditions
the brake, a warning buzzer will sound
met, the system may be malfunctioning.
and a message will be shown on the
Have the vehicle inspected at any
multi-information display. The parking
authorized Mazda retailer or Mazda
brake will then be set automatically.
authorized repairer, or any reliable
repairer.
Q Brake hold function
QIf “Brake Hold Malfunction Press
OIf the brake pedal is left released for a
Brake to Deactivate Visit Your
period of about 3 minutes after the
Dealer” or “Brake Hold Malfunction
system has started holding the brake,
Visit Your Dealer” is displayed on
the parking brake will be set automati-
the multi-information display
cally. In this case, a warning buzzer
sounds and a message is shown on
The system may be malfunctioning.
the multi-information display.
Have the vehicle inspected by any
authorized Mazda retailer or Mazda
O To turn the system off while the sys-
authorized repairer, or any reliable
tem is holding the brake, firmly
repairer.
depress the brake pedal and press
the button again.
Q Warning messages and buzzers
OThe brake hold function may not hold
Warning messages and buzzers are
the vehicle when the vehicle is on a
used to indicate a system malfunction or
steep incline. In this situation, it may
to inform the driver of the need for cau-
be necessary for the driver to apply
tion. If a warning message is shown on
the brakes. A warning buzzer will
the multi-information display, read the
sound and the multi-information dis-
message and follow the instructions.
play will inform the driver of this situa-
QIf the brake hold operated indicator
tion. If a warning message is shown
flashes
on the multi-information display, read
→P.381
the message and follow the instruc-
tions.
QWhen the parking brake is set auto-
WARNING
matically while the system is hold-
QWhen the vehicle is on a steep
ing the brakes
incline
Perform any of the following operations
When using the brake hold system on
to release the parking brake.
a steep incline, exercise caution. The
O Depress the accelerator pedal. (The
brake hold function may not hold the
parking brake will not be released
vehicle in such a situation.
automatically if the seat belt is not fas-
QWhen stopped on a slippery road
tened.)
The system cannot stop the vehicle
O Operate the parking brake switch with
when the gripping ability of the tires
the brake pedal depressed.
has been exceeded. Do not use the
Make sure that the parking brake indica-
system when stopped on a slippery
tor light goes off. (→P.178)
road.
QWhen an inspection at any autho-
rized Mazda retailer or Mazda
authorized repairer, or any reliable
repairer is necessary
When the brake hold standby indicator
(green) does not illuminate even when
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NOTICE
Q When parking the vehicle
The brake hold system is not
designed for use when parking the
vehicle for a long period of time. Turn-
ing the power switch off while the sys-
tem is holding the brake may release
the brake, which would cause the
vehicle to move. When operating the
power switch, depress the brake
pedal, shift the shift lever to P and set
the parking brake.
4
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X Type B
Headlight switch
The headlights can be oper-
ated manually or automatically.
Operating instructions
Operating the
switch turns
on the lights as follows:
X Type A
1
The headlights, daytime
running lights (→P.184) and all
the lights listed below turn on
and off automatically.
2
The front position, tail,
license plate and instrument
panel lights turn on.
3
The headlights and all the
lights listed above turn on.
1
The headlights, daytime
running lights (→P.184) and all
4
The daytime running lights
the lights listed below turn on
turn on (→P.184)
and off automatically.
QAUTO mode can be used when
2
The front position, tail,
The power switch is in ON.
license plate and instrument
QDaytime running light system
panel lights turn on.
To make your vehicle more visible to
other drivers during daytime driving, the
3
The headlights and all the
daytime running lights turn on automati-
lights listed above turn on.
cally whenever hybrid system is started
and the parking brake is released with
the headlight switch in the
or
position. (LED type headlights only: Illu-
minate brighter than the front position
lights.) Daytime running lights are not
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185
designed for use at night.
Q When unlock the doors (welcome
lamp) (vehicles with LED type
QHeadlight control sensor
headlights)
When the doors are unlocked using the
entry function or wireless remote con-
trol, the front position lights turn on auto-
matically.
When the light switch is in the AUTO
position and the surrounding area is
dark, this function will operate.
Q 12-volt battery-saving function
The sensor may not function properly if
In order to prevent the 12-volt battery of
an object is placed on the sensor, or
the vehicle from discharging, if the light
anything that blocks the sensor is
affixed to the windshield.
switch is in the
or
position
Doing so interferes with the sensor
when the power switch is turned off the
detecting the level of ambient light and
12-volt battery saving function will oper-
may cause the automatic headlight sys-
ate and automatically turn off all the
tem to malfunction.
lights after approximately 20 minutes.
When the power switch is turned to ON,
4
QAutomatic light off system
the 12-volt battery-saving function will
be disabled.
OWhen the light switch is in
or
When any of the following are per-
formed, the 12-volt battery-saving func-
: The headlights and front fog
tion is canceled once and then
lights (if equipped) turn off automati-
reactivated. All the lights will turn off
cally if the power switch is turned to
automatically 20 minutes after the 12-
ACC or OFF.
volt battery-saving function has been
reactivated:
OWhen the light switch is in
: The
O When the headlight switch is operated
headlights and all lights turn off auto-
O When a door is opened or closed
matically if the power switch is turned
to ACC or OFF.
Q Customization
To turn the lights on again, turn the
Some functions can be customized.
power switch to ON, or turn the light
(→P.431)
switch
or
once and then back
NOTICE
to
or
Q To prevent 12-volt battery dis-
QLight reminder buzzer
charge
A buzzer sounds when the power switch
Do not leave the lights on longer than
is turned to OFF or ACC and the driver’s
necessary when the hybrid system is
door is opened while the lights are
off.
turned on.
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Turning on the high beam
headlights
The lights are turned off
in the fol-
lowing situations.
z The power switch is turned to
1 With the headlights on, push the
ON.
lever away from you to turn on
z The light switch is turned on.
the high beams.
z The light switch is pulled toward
Pull the lever toward you to the center
you and then released.
position to turn the high beams off.
2 Pull the lever toward you and
release it to flash the high
Manual headlight leveling
beams once.
dial
You can flash the high beams with the
The level of the headlights can be
headlights on or off.
adjusted according to the number
of passengers and the loading con-
Headlamp temporary light-
dition of the vehicle.
ing function
This system allows the headlights
to be turned on for 30 seconds
when the power switch is off.
Pull the lever toward you and
release it with the light switch in
or
after turning the power
switch off.
1 Raises the level of
the head-
lights
2 Lowers the level of the head-
lights
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187
Q Guide to dial settings
Automatic High Beam*
X Left-hand drive vehicles
*: If equipped
Occupancy and luggage
The Automatic High Beam
load conditions
Dial position
uses a camera sensor located
Luggage
Occupants
behind the upper portion of the
load
windshield to assess the
Driver
None
0
brightness of the lights of vehi-
Driver and
cles ahead, streetlights, etc.,
front pas-
None
0.5
and automatically turns the
senger
high beams on or off as neces-
All seats
sary.
None
1.5
occupied
WARNING
Full lug-
All seats
gage load-
2.5
QLimitations of the Automatic
occupied
High Beam
4
ing
Do not overly rely on the Automatic
Full lug-
High Beam. Always drive safely, tak-
Driver
gage load-
3.5
ing care to observe your surroundings
ing
and turning the high beams on or off
manually if necessary.
X Right-hand drive vehicles
Q To prevent incorrect operation of
the Automatic High Beam system
Occupancy and luggage
Do not overload the vehicle.
load conditions
Dial position
Luggage
Occupants
Activating the Automatic
load
High Beam
Driver
None
0
1 Press the Automatic High Beam
Driver and
front pas-
None
0.5
switch.
senger
All seats
None
1.5
occupied
Full lug-
All seats
gage load-
2.5
occupied
ing
Full lug-
Driver
gage load-
3
ing
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2 Turn the headlight switch to the
another vehicle
• When vehicles ahead cannot be
or
position.
detected due to repeated curves, road
dividers or roadside trees
The Automatic High Beam indicator will
• When vehicles ahead appear in a far-
come on when the system is operating.
away lane on a wide road
• When the lights of vehicles ahead are
not on
OThe high beams may be turned off if a
vehicle ahead that is using fog lights
without its headlights turned on is
detected.
O House lights, streetlights, traffic sig-
nals, and illuminated billboards or
signs and other reflective objects may
cause the high beams to change to
the low beams, or the low beams to
remain on.
QConditions to turn
the high beams
on/off automatically
OThe following factors may affect the
amount of time taken for the high
OWhen all of the following conditions
beams to turn on or off:
are met, the high beams will be turned
• The brightness of the headlights, fog
on automatically (after approximately
lights, and tail lights of vehicles ahead
1 second):
• The movement and direction of vehi-
• The vehicle speed is approximately 30
cles ahead
km/h (19 mph) or more.
• When a vehicle ahead only has oper-
• The area ahead of the vehicle is dark.
ational lights on one side
• There are no vehicles ahead with
• When a vehicle ahead is a two-
headlights or tail lights turned on.
wheeled vehicle
• There are few streetlights on the road
• The condition of the road (gradient,
ahead.
curve, condition of the road surface,
OIf any of the following conditions are
etc.)
met, the high beams will turn off auto-
• The number of passengers and
matically:
amount of luggage in the vehicle
• The vehicle speed is below approxi-
OThe high beams may turn on or off
mately 25 km/h (16 mph).
unexpectedly.
• The area ahead of the vehicle is not
dark.
OBicycles or similar vehicles may not
• Vehicles ahead have their headlights
be detected.
or tail lights turned on.
OIn the following situations the system
• There are many streetlights on the
may not be able to correctly detect the
road ahead.
surrounding brightness level. This
may cause the low beams to remain
QCamera sensor detection informa-
on or the high beams to flash or daz-
tion
zle pedestrians or vehicles ahead. In
OThe high beams may not be automati-
such a case, it is necessary to manu-
cally turned off in the following situa-
ally switch between the high and low
tions:
beams.
• When a vehicle suddenly appears
• When driving in inclement weather
from around a curve
(heavy rain, snow, fog, sandstorms,
• When the vehicle is cut in front of by
etc.)
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189
When the windshield is obscured by
Turning the high beams
fog, mist, ice, dirt, etc.
When the windshield is cracked or
on/off manually
damaged
When the camera sensor is deformed
Q Switching to the high beams
or dirty
When the temperature of the camera
Push the lever away from you.
sensor is extremely high
The Automatic High Beam indicator will
When the surrounding brightness
turn off and the high beam indicator will
level is equal to that of headlights, tail
lights or fog lights
turn on.
When headlights or tail lights of vehi-
Pull the lever to its original position to
cles ahead are turned off, dirty, chang-
activate the Automatic High Beam sys-
ing color, or not aimed properly
When the vehicle is hit by water,
tem again.
snow, dust, etc., from a preceding
vehicle
When driving through an area of inter-
mittently changing brightness and
darkness
When frequently and repeatedly driv-
4
ing ascending/descending roads, or
roads with rough, bumpy or uneven
surfaces (such as stone-paved roads,
gravel roads, etc.)
When frequently and repeatedly tak-
ing curves or driving on a winding
road
Q Switching to the low beams
When there is a highly reflective
Press the Automatic High Beam
object ahead of the vehicle, such as a
sign or mirror
switch.
When the back of a preceding vehicle
The Automatic High Beam indicator will
is highly reflective, such as a con-
tainer on a truck
turn off.
When the vehicle’s headlights are
Press the switch to activate the Auto-
damaged or dirty, or are not aimed
matic High Beam system again.
properly
When the vehicle is listing or titling
due to a flat tire, a trailer being towed,
etc.
When the headlights are changed
between the high beams and low
beams repeatedly in an abnormal
manner
When the driver believes that the high
beams may be flashing or dazzling
pedestrians or other drivers
Q Temporarily switching to the
low beams
Pull the lever toward you and then
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return it to its original position.
Fog light switch
The high beams are on while the lever
is pulled toward you, however, after the
The fog lights secure excellent
lever is returned to its original position,
visibility in difficult driving
the low beams remain on for a certain
conditions, such as in rain and
amount of time. Afterwards, the Auto-
fog.
matic High Beam will be activated
again.
Operating instructions
X Rear fog light switch
Q Temporarily switching to the low
beams
It is recommended to switch to the low
beams when the high beam may cause
problems or distress to other drivers or
pedestrians nearby.
Turns the rear fog light on
Releasing the switch ring returns it
to
Operating the switch ring again turns
the rear fog light off.
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191
X Front and rear fog light switch
Windshield wipers and
washer
Operating the lever can use the
windshield wipers or the
washer.
NOTICE
QWhen the windshield is dry
Do not use the wipers, as they may
damage the windshield.
Operating the wiper lever
Operating the
lever operates
1
Turns the front fog lights off
the wipers or washer as follows.
4
2
Turns the front fog lights on
X Intermittent windshield wipers
with interval adjuster
3
Turns the front and rear fog
light on
Releasing the switch ring returns it
to
Operating the switch ring again turns
only the rear fog light off.
QFog lights can be used when
O Vehicles with a rear fog light switch
The headlights are turned on.
O Vehicles with a front and rear fog light
switch
The headlights or the front fog lights are
turned on.
1
Intermittent windshield
wiper operation
2
Low speed windshield wiper
operation
3
High speed windshield
wiper operation
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4-3. Operating the lights and wipers
X Rain-sensing windshield wipers
4
Temporary operation
Wiper intervals can be adjusted
when intermittent operation is
selected.
5 Increases the intermittent wind-
1
Rain-sensing windshield
shield wiper frequency
wiper operation
6 Decreases the intermittent wind-
shield wiper frequency
2
Low speed windshield wiper
operation
3
High speed windshield
wiper operation
4
Temporary operation
When “AUTO” is selected, the wipers
will operate automatically when the
sensor detects falling rain. The system
automatically adjusts wiper timing in
7
Washer/wiper dual oper-
accordance with rain volume and vehi-
ation
cle speed.
Pulling the lever operates the wipers
When “AUTO” is selected, the sen-
and washer.
sor sensitivity can be adjusted as
Wipers will automatically operate a cou-
follows by turning the switch ring.
ple of times after the washer squirts.
4-3. Operating the lights and wipers
193
An optical sensor is adopted. It may
not operate properly when sunlight
from the rising or setting of the sun
intermittently strikes the windshield, or
if bugs etc. are present on the wind-
shield.
5 Increases the rain-sensing wind-
shield wiper sensitivity
6 Decreases the rain-sensing
windshield wiper sensitivity
OIf the wiper is turned to AUTO mode
while the power switch is in ON, the
wipers will operate once to show that
AUTO mode is activated.
OIf the temperature of the raindrop sen-
4
sor is 85°C (185°F) or higher, or -15°C
(5°F) or lower, automatic operation
may not occur. In this case, operate
the wipers in any mode other than
AUTO mode.
QIf no windshield washer fluid
sprays
Check that the washer nozzles are not
7
Washer/wiper dual oper-
blocked if there is washer fluid in the
ation
windshield washer fluid reservoir.
Pulling the lever operates the wipers
and washer.
WARNING
Wipers will automatically operate a cou-
QCaution regarding the use of
ple of times after the washer squirts.
windshield wipers in AUTO mode
(vehicles with rain-sensing wind-
shield wipers)
QThe windshield wiper and washer
The windshield wipers may operate
can be operated when
unexpectedly if the sensor is touched
The power switch is in ON.
or the windshield is subject to vibra-
QEffects of vehicle speed on wiper
tion in AUTO mode. Take care that
operation (vehicles with rain-sens-
your fingers or anything else do not
ing windshield wipers)
become caught in the windshield wip-
ers.
Vehicle speed affects the Intermittent
wiper interval.
QRaindrop sensor (vehicles with
rain-sensing windshield wipers)
OThe raindrop sensor judges the
amount of raindrops.
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4-3. Operating the lights and wipers
WARNING
Rear window wiper and
washer
QCaution regarding the use of
washer fluid
When it is cold, do not use the washer
*: If equipped
fluid until the windshield becomes
Operating the lever can use the
warm. The fluid may freeze on the
windshield and cause low visibility.
rear window wiper or the
This may lead to an accident, result-
washer.
ing in death or serious injury.
NOTICE
NOTICE
QWhen the rear window is dry
Do not use the wiper, as it may dam-
Q When there is no washer fluid
age the rear window.
spray from the nozzle
Damage to the washer fluid pump
may be caused if the lever is pulled
Operating instructions
toward you and held continually.
Operating the
switch oper-
Q When a nozzle becomes blocked
ates the rear wiper as follows:
In this case, contact any authorized
Mazda retailer or Mazda authorized
repairer, or any reliable repairer.
Do not try to clear it with a pin or other
object. The nozzle will be damaged.
1
Intermittent window wiper
operation
2
Normal window wiper oper-
ation
4-3. Operating the lights and wipers
195
NOTICE
QWhen the washer fluid tank is
empty
Do not operate the switch continually
as the washer fluid pump may over-
heat.
QWhen a nozzle becomes blocked
In this case, contact any authorized
Mazda retailer or Mazda authorized
repairer, or any reliable repairer.
3
Washer/wiper dual oper-
Do not try to clear it with a pin or other
ation
object. The nozzle will be damaged.
Pushing the lever operates the wiper
and washer.
The wiper will automatically operate a
couple of times after the washer squirts.
4
QThe rear window wiper and washer
can be operated when
The power switch is in ON.
QIf no windshield washer fluid
sprays
Check that the washer nozzle is not
blocked if there is washer fluid in the
windshield washer fluid reservoir.
Q Reverse-linked rear window wiper
function
When the shift lever is shifted to R when
the front wipers are operating, the rear
window wiper will operate once.
QBack door opening linked rear win-
dow wiper stop function
When the rear window wiper are operat-
ing, if a back door is opened while the
vehicle is stopped, operation of the rear
window wiper will be stopped to prevent
anyone near the vehicle from being
sprayed by water from the wiper. When
the back door is closed, wiper operation
will resume.
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4-4. Refueling
Opening the fuel tank
OAlways hold the grips on the fuel
tank cap and turn it slowly to
cap
remove it.
A whooshing sound may be heard
when the fuel tank cap is loosened.
Perform the following steps to
Wait until the sound cannot be
open the fuel tank cap:
heard before fully removing the
cap. In hot weather, pressurized
fuel may spray out the filler neck
Before refueling the vehicle
and cause injury.
O Do not allow anyone that has not
z Turn the power switch off and
discharged static electricity from
ensure that all the doors and
their body to come close to an open
windows are closed.
fuel tank.
z Confirm the type of fuel.
O Do not inhale vaporized fuel.
Fuel contains substances that are
harmful if inhaled.
QFuel types
→P.430
O Do not smoke while refueling the
vehicle.
QFuel tank opening for unleaded
Doing so may cause the fuel to
gasoline
ignite and cause a fire.
To help prevent incorrect fueling, your
O Do not return to the vehicle or touch
vehicle has a fuel tank opening that only
any person or object that is stati-
accommodates the special nozzle on
cally charged.
unleaded fuel pumps.
This may cause static electricity to
build up, resulting in a possible igni-
WARNING
tion hazard.
Q When refueling the vehicle
QWhen refueling
Observe the following precautions
Observe the following precautions to
while refueling the vehicle. Failure to
prevent fuel overflowing from the fuel
do so may result in death or serious
tank:
injury.
OSecurely insert the fuel nozzle into
OAfter exiting the vehicle and before
the fuel filler neck.
opening the fuel door, touch an
unpainted metal surface to dis-
OStop filling the tank after the fuel
charge any static electricity. It is
nozzle automatically clicks off.
important to discharge static elec-
ODo not top off the fuel tank.
tricity before refueling because
sparks resulting from static electric-
ity can cause fuel vapors to ignite
while refueling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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