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Mazda 3 Hatchback (2021 year). Manual in english - page 7

 

 

When Driving
Switches and Controls
Headlight Leveling
Daytime Running Lights
The number of passengers and weight
Some countries require moving
of cargo in the luggage compartment
vehicles to have their lights on
change the angle of the headlights.
(daytime running lights) during the
daytime.
Auto type
The daytime running lights turn on
The angle of the headlights will be
automatically.
automatically adjusted when turning
NOTE
on the headlights.
(Except Canada)
The daytime running lights can be
A system malfunction or operation
deactivated.
conditions are indicated by a warning.
Refer to the Settings section in the
Refer to Exterior Light Warning
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
Indication/Warning Light on page
7-34.
Manual type
When adjusting the illumination angle
of the headlights, refer to the Settings
section in the Mazda Connect
Owner's Manual.
Select the proper headlight angle from
the following chart.
Front seat
Illumi-
nation
Rear
Load
angle
Driver
Passenger
seat
(num-
ber)
×
0
×
×
0
×
×
×
1
×
×
×
×
2
×
×
3.5
×: Yes
: No
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
The turn signal indicators in the
Turn and Lane-Change
instrument cluster flash according to
Signals
the operation of the turn signal lever to
show which signal is working.
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
The ignition must be switched ON to
use the turn and lane-change signals.
Turn Signals
Move the signal lever down (for a left
NOTE
turn) or up (for a right turn) to the stop
position. The signal will self-cancel
There may be a problem with the
after the turn is completed.
turn signal lights if they do not flash
but remain turned on, or they flash
If the indicator light continues to flash
abnormally. Have your vehicle
after a turn, manually return the lever
inspected by an Authorized Mazda
to its original position.
Dealer.
A personalized function is available
to change the turn indicator sound
volume.
Refer to the Settings section in the
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
Lane-Change Signals
Move the lever halfway toward the
direction of the lane changeuntil the
indicator flashes and hold it there. It
will return to the off position when
1.
Right turn
released.
2.
Right lane change
3.
OFF
Three-Flash Turn Signal
4.
Left lane change
After releasing the turn signal lever
5.
Left turn
from the halfway point, the turn signal
indicator flashes 3 times. The
operation can be canceled by moving
the lever in the direction opposite to
which it was operated.
NOTE
The three-flash turn signal function can
be switched to on/off using the
personalization function.
Refer to the Settings section in the
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
¾ If the amount of washer fluid spray is
Windshield Wipers and
insufficient, do not use the washer
Washer
switch. If the washer switch
continues to be operated with no
Windshield Wipers and Washer
washer fluid being sprayed, it could
lead to pump damage.
The ignition must be switched ON to
use the wipers.
NOTE
WARNING
If the windshield wipers are operated
under cold weather conditions or
during snowfall, they could stop due to
Use only windshield washer fluid or
accumulated snow on the windshield.
plain water in the reservoir:
If the windshield wipers stop due to
Using radiator antifreeze as washer
accumulated snow on the windshield,
fluid is dangerous. If sprayed on the
park the vehicle in a safe place, turn
windshield, it will dirty the windshield,
the wiper switch off, and then remove
affect your visibility, and could result in
the accumulated snow. If the wiper
an accident.
switch is turned to another position
other than OFF, the wipers will
Only use windshield washer fluid
operate. If the wipers do not operate
mixed with anti-freeze protection in
even though the wiper switch is turned
freezing weather conditions:
to a position other than OFF, consult
Using windshield washer fluid without
an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon
anti-freeze protection in freezing
as possible.
weather conditions is dangerous as it
could freeze on the windshield and
Windshield Wipers
block your vision which could cause an
accident. In addition, make sure the
Turn the wipers on by pressing the
windshield is sufficiently warmed using
lever up or down.
the defroster before spraying the
With intermittent wiper
washer fluid.
CAUTION
¾ When the wipers are not used during
freezing temperatures or for a long
time, the wiper rubber may adhere
to the glass. If the wipers are
operated while adhered to the glass,
it could damage the wiper rubber
and motor.
¾ If the wipers are operated while the
glass is dry, the glass could be
scratched and the wiper rubber
damaged. When the glass is dry,
spray washer fluid before operating
the wipers.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
Switch Posi-
Switch Posi-
Wiper operation
Wiper operation
tion
tion
Operation while pulling up lev-
Operation while pulling up lev-
MIST
MIST
er
er
OFF
Stop
OFF
Stop
INT
Intermittent
AUTO*1
Auto control
LO
Low speed
LO
Low speed
HI
High speed
HI
High speed
Variable-speed intermittent wipers
*1
When the wiper lever is switched to the
AUTO position, the indicator light turns on.
Set the lever to the intermittent
position and choose the interval timing
Auto-wiper control*
by rotating the switch.
Rotate the switch upward (FAST
When the wiper lever is in the AUTO
position, the rain sensor senses the
direction) to shorten the interval time
of the wiper operation, and rotate the
amount of rainfall on the windshield
and turns the wipers on or off
switch downward (SLOW direction) to
lengthen it.
automatically (offintermittentlow
speedhigh speed).
The sensitivity of the rain sensor can be
adjusted by turning the switch on the
wiper lever.
From the center position (normal),
rotate the switch upward (+ direction)
for higher sensitivity (faster response)
or rotate it downward (- direction) for
less sensitivity (slower response).
1. Switch
With auto-wiper control
1. Switch
2. Higher sensitivity
3. Center position
4. Less sensitivity
1. Indicator light
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*Some models.
When Driving
Switches and Controls
NOTE
CAUTION
Switching the auto-wiper lever from
¾ Do not shade the rain sensor by
the OFF to the AUTO position while
adhering a sticker or a label on the
driving activates the windshield
windshield. Otherwise the rain
wipers once, after which they
sensor will not operate correctly.
operate according to the rainfall
amount.
The auto-wiper control may not
operate when the rain sensor
temperature is about 10 °C (14 °F)
or lower, or about 85 °C (185 °F) or
higher.
If the windshield is coated with
water repellent, the rain sensor may
not be able to sense the amount of
rainfall correctly and the auto-wiper
¾ When the ignition is switched ON
control may not operate properly.
and the wiper lever is in the AUTO
If dirt or foreign matter (such as ice
position, the windshield wipers may
or matter containing salt water)
operate automatically in the
adheres to the windshield above the
following cases:
rain sensor, or if the windshield is
¾ The area of the windshield above
iced, it could cause the wipers to
the rain sensor is touched or wiped
move automatically. However, if the
with a cloth.
wipers cannot remove this ice, dirt or
¾ The windshield or the rain sensor
foreign matter, the auto-wiper
area in the cabin is hit.
control will stop operation. In this
case, set the wiper lever to the low
When the ignition is switched ON
speed position or high speed
and the wiper lever is in the AUTO
position for manual operation, or
position, do not touch the
remove the ice, dirt or foreign matter
windshield or the windshield wipers
by hand to restore the auto-wiper
Otherwise, the windshield wipers
operation.
will operate automatically which
If the auto-wiper lever is left in the
could catch your fingers or damage
AUTO position, the wipers could
the windshield wipers.
operate automatically from the effect
When removing ice or snow, or
of strong light sources,
cleaning the windshield, always
electromagnetic waves, or infrared
make sure the wiper lever is in the
light because the rain sensor uses an
OFF position.
optical sensor. It is recommended
that the auto-wiper lever be
switched to the OFF position other
than when driving the vehicle under
rainy conditions.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
If the headlight switch and the
If the washer does not work, inspect
windshield wiper switch are in
the fluid level (page 6-22). If the fluid
AUTO, and the wipers are operated
level is normal, consult an Authorized
at low or high speed by the auto
Mazda Dealer.
wiper control for several seconds,
bad weather conditions are
determined and the headlights may
be turned on.
The auto-wiper control functions can
be turned off.
Refer to the Settings section in the
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
Windshield Washer
Pull the wiper lever toward you to
spray washer fluid and operate the
windshield wipers several times. The
washer fluid is sprayed only while the
windshield wipers move out of their
stowed positions to the point where
they start reversing back.
1. OFF
2. Washer
NOTE
If the windshield washer is turned on
when the windshield wipers are not
operating, the windshield wipers
operate a few times.
If you pull the wiper lever while the
windshield wipers are reversing back
to their stowed positions, the next
time the washer fluid is sprayed is
during the next cycle.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
Rear Window Washer
Rear Window Wiper and
To spray washer fluid, turn the rear
Washer*
wiper/washer switch to either of the
Rear Window Wiper and Washer
position. After the switch is
released, the washer will stop.
The ignition must be switched ON to
use the wiper.
NOTE
While the windshield washers are
Rear Window Wiper
operating (from the time the wiper
lever is pulled until the washer fluid
stops spraying), the rear window
washer does not spray washer fluid
even if you operate the switch.
If the washer does not work, inspect
the fluid level (page 6-22). If the fluid
level is normal and the washer still
does not work, consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
Turn the wiper on by turning the rear
wiper/washer switch.
Switch Posi-
Wiper operation
tion
Spray washer fluid and operate
the rear wiper
ON
Normal
INT
Intermittent
OFF
Stop
Spray washer fluid and operate
the rear wiper
*Some models.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
NOTE
Rear Window Defogger
This defogger is not designed for
Rear Window Defogger
melting snow. If there is an
accumulation of snow on the rear
The rear window defogger clears fog
window, remove it before using the
from the rear window.
defogger.
The rear window defogger operation
The ignition must be switched ON to
time can be changed from 15
use the defogger.
minutes to continuous operation.
When the operation time has been
Press the switch to turn on the rear
switched to continuous operation,
window defogger. The rear window
by pressing the switch, the rear
defogger operates for about 15
window defogger will continue to
minutes and then turns off
operate until the ignition is switched
automatically.
OFF.
The indicator light illuminates when
Refer to the Settings section in the
the defogger is operating.
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
To turn off the rear window defogger
Windshield Wiper De-icer*
before the 15 minutes has elapsed,
press the switch again.
The thermal filaments at the following
positions heat up and facilitate the
removal of snow accumulated on the
windshield.
1. Indicator light
The windshield wiper de-icer operates
in conjunction with the rear window
CAUTION
defogger.
¾ Do not use sharp instruments or
window cleaners with abrasives to
clean the inside of the rear window
surface. They may damage the
defogger grid inside the window.
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*Some models.
When Driving
Switches and Controls
To turn on the windshield wiper
Horn
de-icer, switch the ignition ON and
press the rear window defogger switch
Horn
(page 4-58).
To sound the horn, press the
mark on the steering wheel.
1. Indicator light
Mirror Defogger*
The mirror defoggers defrost the
outside mirrors.
The mirror defoggers operate in
conjunction with the rear window
defogger.
To turn on the mirror defoggers, switch
the ignition ON and press the rear
window defogger switch (page 4-58).
1. Indicator light
*Some models.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
Hazard Warning Flasher
HomeLink Wireless
Hazard Warning Flasher
Control System*
The hazard warning lights should
HomeLink Wireless Control
always be used when you stop on or
System
near a roadway in an emergency.
NOTE
HomeLink and HomeLink house are
registered trademarks of Gentex
Corporation.
The HomeLink system replaces up to 3
hand-held transmitters with a single
built-in component in the
auto-dimming mirror. Pressing the
HomeLink button on the
auto-dimming mirror activates garage
doors, gates and other devices
surrounding your home.
The hazard warning lights warn other
drivers that your vehicle is a traffic
hazard and that they must take
extreme caution when near it.
1. Indicator light
2. HomeLink button
Depress the hazard warning flasher
and all the turn signals will flash. The
WARNING
hazard warning indicator lights in the
instrument cluster flash simultaneously.
Do not use the HomeLink system with
NOTE
any garage door opener that lacks the
The turn signals do not work when
safety stop and reverse feature:
Using the HomeLink system with any
the hazard warning lights are on.
Check local regulations about the
garage door opener that lacks the
safety stop and reverse feature as
use of hazard warning lights while
the vehicle is being towed to verify
required by federal safety standards is
dangerous. (This includes garage doors
that it is not in violation of the law.
manufactured before April 1, 1982.)
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*Some models.
When Driving
Switches and Controls
Using these garage door openers can
Programming the HomeLink
increase the risk of serious injury or
System
death. For further information, contact
The HomeLink system provides 3
HomeLink at www.homelink.com or
buttons which can be individually
selected and programmed using the
or an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
transmitters for current, on-market
devices as follows:
Always check the areas surrounding
1.
Press and release the HomeLink
garage doors and gates for people or
button you would like to program.
obstructions before programming or
The indicator light flashes slowly in
during operation of the HomeLink
amber when the button is pressed.
system:
Programming or operating the
HomeLink system without verifying the
safety of areas surrounding garage
doors and gates is dangerous and
could result in an unexpected accident
and serious injury if someone were to
be hit.
1. Indicator light
NOTE
2. HomeLink button
The programming will not be erased
even if the battery is disconnected.
2.
Hold the hand-held transmitter 2.5
to 7.5 cm (1 to 3 in) away from the
Pre-programming the HomeLink
HomeLink button you would like to
System
program while keeping the
indicator light in view.
NOTE
It is recommended that a new battery
NOTE
Depending on the hand-held
be placed in the hand-held transmitter
of the device being programmed to
transmitter, it may be easier to do
the programming by holding it 15
HomeLink for quicker training and
accurate transmission of the
to 20 cm (6 to 7.8 in) away from
the HomeLink button.
radio-frequency signal.
3.
Press the hand-held transmitter
Verify that there is a remote control
button continuously until the
transmitter available for the device
indicator light changes from amber
you would like to program.
(flashing) to green (on/flashing).
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
NOTE
7.
Return to the vehicle and firmly
Some gate operators and garage
press and hold the Homelink
door openers may require you to
button, and then release it after
replace this Programming Step 3
two seconds have passed. Repeat
with procedures noted in the “Gate
the “press/hold/release” sequence
Operator/Canadian Programming”
a second time, and, depending on
section.
the brand of the garage door
4.
Press the HomeLink button again to
opener (or other rolling code
check if the programming has been
equipped device), repeat this
completed.
sequence a third time to complete
the programming process.
If the indicator light remains on in
Press the programmed HomeLink
green, the programming is
button and make sure that the
complete and the device
HomeLink System operates.
becomes operational.
8.
If the status indicator arrows are
If the indicator light flashes
flashing, refer to Garage Door
rapidly in green, firmly press and
Two-Way Communication.
hold the Homelink button and
release it after two seconds have
passed. Repeat this process up to
three times to complete the
programming. The device
becomes operational and
programming is complete. If the
device does not operate, go to
1. Indicator light
the next step.
5.
At the garage door opener receiver
NOTE
(motor-head unit) in the garage,
To program the remaining two
locate the “learn” or “smart” button.
HomeLink buttons, go back to Step 1
This can usually be found where the
of Programming the HomeLink System
hanging antenna wire is attached to
and repeat the procedure.
the motor-head unit.
For questions or comments, please
6.
Firmly press and release the “learn”
contact HomeLink at
or “smart” button. (The name and
color of the button may vary by
manufacturer.)
HomeLinkGentex, or the HomeLink
NOTE
toll-free hotline at 1-800-355-3515
Complete the programming within
(for calls placed outside of the USA,
30 seconds.
Canada, and Puerto Rico, international
rates will apply and may differ based
on landline or mobile phone).
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
Gate operator/Canadian
Reprogramming the HomeLink
Programming
system
Canadian radio-frequency laws require
To program a device to HomeLink
transmitter signals to “time-out” (or
using a HomeLink button previously
quit) after several seconds of
trained, follow these steps:
transmission which may not be long
1. Press and hold the desired
enough for HomeLink to pick up the
HomeLink button. DO NOT release
signal during programming. Similar to
the button.
this Canadian law, some U.S. gate
2. After 20 seconds, the indicator light
operators are designed to “time-out”
flashes in amber. After the indicator
in the same manner.
light flashes, release the HomeLink
button.
If you live in Canada or are having
3. Go back to Step 2 of Programming
difficulties programming a gate
the HomeLink System to complete
operator by using the programming
the procedure.
procedures (regardless of where you
NOTE
live), replace Step 3 of Programming
If the programming has not been
the HomeLink System with the
completed, the system returns to the
following:
previous programming.
NOTE
Erasing Programmed HomeLink
If programming a garage door opener
Buttons
or gate operator, it is advised to unplug
the device during the “cycling” process
to prevent possible overheating.
NOTE
All of the programmed HomeLink
While the indicator light is flashing in
buttons are reset. Individual buttons
amber, press the button on the
cannot be reset, however, individual
hand-held transmitter for 2 seconds
buttons can be reprogrammed. For
and release it repeatedly until the
individual button reprogramming,
indicator light changes from amber to
refer to Reprogramming the
green.
HomeLink System (page 4-63).
Go back to Step 4 of Programming the
Verify that the programming has
HomeLink System to complete the
been erased if you resell the vehicle.
procedure.
Operating the HomeLink System
Press the programmed HomeLink
button to operate a programmed
device.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
1. Press the two outer HomeLink
If the garage door status indicator
buttons continuously at the same
lights do not flash, the two-way
time until the indicator light flashes.
communication programming is not
completed. For additional HomeLink
information and programming videos,
refer to the following Websites:
HomeLinkGentex
Operating the garage door two-way
1. HomeLink button 3
communication
2. HomeLink button 1
By pressing HomeLink buttons 1 and 2
at the same time for two seconds, the
2. Stop pressing the HomeLink
status of the garage door is indicated
buttons.
for about 3 seconds as follows:
Garage Door Two-Way
Communication
The garage door two-way
communication is a function that
communicates with the garage door
opener and indicates whether the
garages door is open or closed using
1. HomeLink button 2
the indicator lights in the rear view
2. HomeLink button 1
mirror. It can indicate the status of the
garage door within a range up-to 250
Garage door
Indicator light
m (820 ft).
status
Amber flashes
NOTE
Closing
The communication range may shorten
depending on obstructions.
Amber flashes
Programming two-way
Opening
communication
Within five seconds after programming
Green turns on
a new HomeLink button, both of the
Closed
garage door status indicator lights will
flash rapidly in green indicating that
the garage door two-way
Green turns on
communication has been established.
Opened
If the garage door status indicator
lights flash, the two-way
communication programming is
NOTE
complete.
The programming will not be erased
even if the battery is disconnected.
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When Driving
Brake
Dry off brakes that have become wet
Brake System
by driving slowly, releasing the
accelerator pedal and lightly applying
Foot Brake
the brakes several times until the
This vehicle has power-assisted brakes
brake performance returns to normal:
that adjust automatically through
Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.
normal use.
Increased stopping distance or the
vehicle pulling to one side when
Should power-assist fail, you can stop
braking could result in a serious
by applying greater force than normal
accident. Light braking will indicate
to the brake pedal. But the distance
whether the brakes have been
required to stop will be greater than
affected.
usual.
WARNING
CAUTION
¾ Do not drive with your foot held on
Do not coast with the engine stalled
the clutch pedal or brake pedal, or
or turned off, find a safe place to stop:
hold the clutch pedal depressed
Coasting with the engine stalled or
halfway unnecessarily. Doing so
turned off is dangerous. Braking will
could result in the following:
require more effort, and the brake's
power-assist could be depleted if you
¾ The clutch and brake parts will
pump the brake. This will cause longer
wear out more quickly.
stopping distances or even an
¾ The brakes can overheat and
accident.
adversely affect brake
performance.
Shift to a lower gear when going
¾ Always depress the brake pedal with
down steep hills:
the right foot. Applying the brakes
Driving with your foot continuously on
with the unaccustomed left foot
the brake pedal or steadily applying
could slow your reaction time to an
the brakes for long distances is
emergency situation resulting in
dangerous. This causes overheated
insufficient braking operation.
brakes, resulting in longer stopping
distances or even total brake failure.
This could cause loss of vehicle control
and a serious accident. Avoid
continuous application of the brakes.
¾ Wear shoes appropriate for driving in
order to avoid your shoe contacting
the brake pedal when depressing the
accelerator pedal.
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When Driving
Brake
Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
Apply the parking brake when leaving
the vehicle:
The EPB system applies the parking
Not applying the parking brake when
brake using an electric motor. The
parking the vehicle is dangerous as the
system can operate automatically and
vehicle may move unexpectedly and
manually.
result in an accident. Before leaving the
The EPB switch indicator light turns on
vehicle, apply the parking brake and
when applying the parking brake and it
make sure that the EPB indicator light
turns off when releasing the parking
in the instrument cluster turns on.
brake.
NOTE
The parking brake cannot be applied
or released while the vehicle battery
is dead.
Refer to If a Jump-Starting on page
7-17.
When the charging system warning
light in the instrument cluster turns
on, the parking brake cannot be
applied after switching the ignition
OFF. Before switching the ignition
1. Indicator light
OFF, apply the parking brake
manually.
WARNING
The sound of the parking brake being
applied or released can be heard,
Do not drive the vehicle with the
however, this does not indicate a
parking brake applied:
problem.
If the vehicle is driven with the parking
If the EPB is not used for long
brake applied, the brake parts may
periods, an automatic inspection of
generate heat and the brake system
the system is performed while the
may not operate, leading to an
vehicle is parked. An operation
accident.
sound can be heard, however, this
Before driving the vehicle, release the
does not indicate a problem.
parking brake and make sure that the
When applying the parking brake
EPB indicator light in the instrument
and switching OFF the ignition, an
cluster turns off.
operation sound can be heard,
however, this does not indicate a
problem.
The brake pedal may move while
applying or releasing the parking
brake, however, this does not
indicate a problem.
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When Driving
Brake
If there is a problem with the brake
Releasing the parking brake manually
system (foot brake) while driving the
When the brake pedal is firmly
vehicle, continually pulling up the
depressed and the EPB switch is
EPB switch will apply the brakes and
pressed while the ignition is switched
decelerate or stop the vehicle. The
ON or the engine is running, the
parking brake on-reminder sound is
parking brake is released. When the
activated while the brake is applied.
parking brake is released, the EPB
In addition, when releasing the
indicator light in the instrument cluster
switch, the brake is released and the
and the EPB switch indicator light turn
sound stops.
off.
If the parking brake is applied with
the ignition switched OFF or in ACC,
the EPB indicator light in the
instrument cluster and the indicator
light in the switch may turn on for 15
seconds.
When using an automatic car wash
which moves the vehicle with the
front tires mounted, it is necessary to
cancel the parking brake auto
operation before the vehicle enters
the automatic car wash. For details,
refer to Canceling the parking brake
If the EPB switch is pressed without
automatic operation.
depressing the brake pedal, a message
is displayed on the multi-information
Manual operation
display to notify the driver to depress
Applying the parking brake manually
the brake pedal.
Refer to Message Indicated on
When the brake pedal is firmly
Multi-information Display on page
depressed and the EPB switch is pulled
7-39.
up, the parking brake is applied
regardless of the ignition position.
Auto operation
When the parking brake is applied, the
Applying the parking brake
EPB indicator light in the instrument
automatically
cluster and the EPB switch indicator
light turn on.
When the ignition is switched from ON
to ACC or OFF, the parking brake will
be applied automatically. When the
parking brake is applied, the EPB
indicator light in the instrument cluster
and the EPB switch indicator light turn
on.
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When Driving
Brake
NOTE
Canceling the parking brake
To release the parking brake when the
automatic operation
ignition is switched OFF, it is necessary
The parking brake automatic operation
to cancel the parking brake auto
can be canceled by doing any of the
operation. For details, refer to
following after switching the ignition
Canceling the parking brake automatic
from ON to OFF.
operation.
Auto operation cancel method 1
Releasing the parking brake
automatically
1. Switch the ignition ON.
2. Release the parking brake manually.
If the accelerator pedal is depressed
3. Turn off the AUTOHOLD.
with the parking brake applied and all
4. Press the EPB switch continuously
of the following conditions met, the
for 2 seconds or longer (until a
parking brake is released automatically.
sound is activated).
When the parking brake is released,
5. Release the EPB switch and switch
the EPB indicator light in the
the ignition OFF within 5 seconds
instrument cluster and the EPB switch
after the sound was activated.
indicator light turn off.
After the auto operation is
The engine is running.
canceled, a sound is activated one
The driver's door is closed.
time, and the EPB switch indicator
The driver's seat belt is fastened.
light switches from illumination to
(Manual transmission vehicle)
flashing, and then turns off after 3
seconds.
The shift lever is in a position other
than neutral.
Auto operation cancel method 2
The clutch pedal is depressed
1. Switch the ignition ON.
halfway.
2. Release the parking brake manually.
(Automatic transmission vehicle)
3. Turn off the AUTOHOLD.
The selector lever is in the D, M, or R
4. Switch the ignition OFF with the
position.
EPB switch pressed while the brake
pedal is not depressed.
NOTE
When the auto operation is
If something such as the driver's foot
canceled, a sound is activated one
contacts the accelerator pedal with the
time, and the EPB switch indicator
engine running and the parking brake
light goes from normal flashing to
applied, the parking brake might be
faster flashing, and then turns off
released automatically. If you do not
after 3 seconds.
intend to start driving the vehicle
immediately, shift the shift lever to the
neutral position for a manual
transmission, or shift the selector lever
to the P or N position for an automatic
transmission.
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When Driving
Brake
NOTE
WARNING
When canceling the parking brake
auto operation and parking the
Do not drive with worn disc pads:
vehicle, shift the shift lever to the 1st
Driving with worn disc pads is
gear or the R position for a manual
dangerous. The brakes could fail and
transmission, or shift the selector
cause a serious accident. As soon as
lever to the P position for an
you hear a screeching noise consult an
automatic transmission, and then
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
use wheel blocks.
The auto operation may not cancel if
NOTE
the vehicle is parked on a steep
In high humidity weather conditions,
slope.
brake noises, such as brake squeak or
brake squeal can be heard. It does not
When the ignition is switched ON, the
indicate a malfunction.
parking brake auto operation is
restored.
Brake Assist
Warning Light
During emergency braking situations
when it is necessary to depress the
The warning light turns on when the
brake pedal with greater force, the
system has a malfunction.
brake assist system provides braking
Refer to Brake System Warning
assistance, thus enhancing braking
Indication/Warning Light on page
performance.
7-27.
Brake Pad Wear Indicator
When the brake pedal is depressed
hard or depressed more quickly, the
When the disc brake pads become
brakes apply more firmly.
worn, the built-in wear indicators
contact the disc plates. This causes a
NOTE
screeching noise to warn that the pads
When the brake pedal is depressed
should be replaced.
hard or depressed more quickly, the
pedal will feel softer but the brakes
will apply more firmly. This is a
normal effect of the brake assist
operation and does not indicate a
malfunction.
When the brake pedal is depressed
hard or depressed more quickly, a
motor/pump operation noise may
be heard. This is a normal effect of
When you hear this noise, consult an
the brake assist and does not
indicate a malfunction.
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible.
The brake assist equipment does not
supersede the functionality of the
vehicle's main braking system.
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When Driving
Brake
Brake Override System
The brake override system applies the
brake first for safety if the brake pedal
and accelerator pedal are depressed at
the same time.
NOTE
Operation of the brake override system
can be turned on or off.
Refer to the Settings section in the
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
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When Driving
Brake
AUTOHOLD
AUTOHOLD
The AUTOHOLD function automatically holds the vehicle stopped, even if you take
your foot off the brake pedal. This function can be best used while stopped in traffic
or at a traffic light. The brakes are released when you start driving the vehicle.
WARNING
Do not rely completely on the AUTOHOLD function:
The AUTOHOLD function is only designed to assist the brake operation while the
vehicle is stopped. Neglecting to operate the brakes and relying only on the
AUTOHOLD system is dangerous and could result in an unexpected accident if the
vehicle were to suddenly move. Operate the brakes appropriately in accordance
with the road and surrounding conditions.
Do not release your foot from the brake pedal while the vehicle is stopped on a
steep grade:
Because there is a possibility of the vehicle not being held in the stopped position by
the AUTOHOLD function, the vehicle may move unexpectedly and result in an
accident.
Do not use the AUTOHOLD function on slippery roads such as icy or
snow-covered roads, or unpaved roads:
Even if the vehicle is held in the stopped position by the AUTOHOLD function, the
vehicle may move unexpectedly and result in an accident. Operate the accelerator
pedal, brakes, or steering wheel appropriately as necessary.
Immediately depress the brake pedal in the following cases:
Because the AUTOHOLD function is canceled forcibly, the vehicle may move
unexpectedly and result in an accident.
¾ “Depress Brake Pedal. Brake Hold Disabled” is displayed in the multi-information
display and the warning sound is activated at the same time.
Always apply the parking brake when parking the vehicle:
Not applying the parking brake when parking the vehicle is dangerous as the vehicle
may move unexpectedly and result in an accident. When parking the vehicle, shift
the selector lever to the P position (automatic transmission vehicle) and apply the
parking brake.
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When Driving
Brake
CAUTION
If you stop operating the accelerator pedal before the vehicle starts moving, the
force holding the vehicle in the stopped position may weaken. Firmly depress the
brake pedal or depress the accelerator pedal to accelerate the vehicle.
NOTE
Under the following conditions, a problem with the AUTOHOLD is occurring.
Have your vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
A message is indicated on the multi-information display and a warning sound is
activated for about 5 seconds while the AUTOHOLD is operating or when you
press the AUTOHOLD switch.
If you switch the ignition OFF while the AUTOHOLD is operating, the parking
brake is applied automatically to assist you with parking the vehicle.
The AUTOHOLD is canceled when the selector lever/shift lever is shifted to R
position while the vehicle is on level ground, or facing up a hill or grade (as shown
below).
Vehicle posture and road surface gradient
AUTOHOLD operation status
Vehicle tilts forward
Operates
Level ground
Does not operate, canceled
Vehicle tilts rearward
Does not operate, canceled
: Reverse driving (selector lever/shift lever in the reverse (R) position)
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When Driving
Brake
To Turn On AUTOHOLD System
3. The vehicle is held in its stopped
position even with the brake pedal
Press the AUTOHOLD switch and
released.
when the AUTOHOLD standby
indicator light turns on, the
NOTE
AUTOHOLD function turns on.
When all of the following conditions
are met, the AUTOHOLD operates and
the brakes are held.
The ignition is switched ON (engine
is running).
The vehicle is stopped.
The brake pedal is being depressed.
The AUTOHOLD active indicator
light turns on.
The accelerator pedal is not
depressed.
The driver's seat belt is fastened.
1. AUTOHOLD standby indicator light
The driver's door is closed.
There is no problem with the
NOTE
AUTOHOLD function.
When all of the following conditions
The parking brake is released.
are met, the AUTOHOLD standby
There is no problem with the Electric
indicator light turns on when the
Parking Brake (EPB) function.
AUTOHOLD switch is pressed and the
(Automatic transmission vehicle)
AUTOHOLD function turns on.
The selector lever is in a position
The ignition is switched ON (engine
other than R position or the vehicle
is running).
tilts forward with the selector lever in
The driver's seat belt is fastened.
the R position.
The driver's door is closed.
To release AUTOHOLD and start
There is no problem with the
driving the vehicle
AUTOHOLD function.
If you try to resume driving the vehicle,
To operate AUTOHOLD and hold the
the brakes will be released
brakes
automatically and the AUTOHOLD
1. Depress the brake pedal and bring
active indicator light turns off.
the vehicle to a complete stop.
2. The AUTOHOLD active indicator
light in the instrument cluster turns
on and the brakes are held.
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When Driving
Brake
NOTE
To Turn Off AUTOHOLD System
If the Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
Depress the brake pedal and press the
switch is pulled while the
AUTOHOLD switch. The AUTOHOLD
AUTOHOLD is operating, the
is turned off and the AUTOHOLD
parking brake is applied and the
standby indicator light turns off.
AUTOHOLD is released. In addition,
if the parking brake is released under
this condition, the AUTOHOLD
operates to hold the brakes.
Under the following conditions, the
parking brake is automatically
applied and the AUTOHOLD is
released. The AUTOHOLD is
re-enabled when the conditions
before the AUTOHOLD is released
are restored.
The driver’s seat belt is unfastened.
1. AUTOHOLD standby indicator light
The driver’s door is opened.
NOTE
When about 10 minutes or longer
have passed since the AUTOHOLD
When the brakes are not held such
operation started, the parking brake
as while driving the vehicle, the
is automatically applied. Because the
AUTOHOLD can be turned off only
AUTOHOLD is restored when
by pressing the AUTOHOLD switch.
releasing the parking brake, the hold
If the AUTOHOLD switch is pressed
on the brakes by AUTOHOLD
without depressing the brake pedal
function resumes.
while AUTOHOLD is operating
(Manual transmission vehicle)
(AUTOHOLD active indicator light in
When starting to drive the vehicle
instrument cluster is turned on), the
forward or in reverse on a down
message “Depress Brake Pedal and
slope, depress the clutch pedal and
Operate Switch to Release” is
shift the shift lever to the appropriate
indicated on the multi-information
position for driving in the desired
display to notify the driver to depress
direction, and then depress the
the brake pedal.
accelerator pedal to release the
AUTOHOLD.
The AUTOHOLD can be canceled
forcibly by fully depressing the
accelerator pedal for 1 second or
longer while the AUTOHOLD is
operating. Forcibly cancel the
AUTOHOLD only when the
AUTOHOLD cannot be canceled due
to a system malfunction or it is
necessary to cancel the AUTOHOLD
in an emergency.
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When Driving
Brake
If any of the following conditions
Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
occurs while the AUTOHOLD
function is operating (AUTOHOLD
Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
active indicator light is turned on),
the parking brake is applied
The HLA functions to assist in
automatically and the AUTOHOLD
accelerating the vehicle from a stop on
function turns off. For the Electric
slopes. When releasing the brake pedal
Parking Brake (EPB) operation, refer
and depressing the accelerator pedal
to the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) on
to accelerate the vehicle from a stop
page 4-66.
while on a slope, the function prevents
the vehicle from rolling. The HLA also
The ignition is switched OFF.
operates when reversing on a slope.
There is a problem with the
The braking force is maintained
AUTOHOLD function.
automatically after releasing the brake
pedal on a steep slope.
For manual transmission vehicles, the
HLA operates when the vehicle is tilted
rearward with the shift lever in a
forward gear, and operates when the
vehicle is tilted forward with the shift
lever in the R position.
For automatic transmission vehicles,
the HLA operates when the vehicle is
tilted rearward with the selector lever
in a forward gear, and operates when
the vehicle is tilted forward with the
selector lever in the R position.
WARNING
Do not rely completely on HLA:
HLA is an auxiliary device for
accelerating from a stop on a slope.
The system only operates for about 2
seconds and therefore, relying only on
the system, when accelerating from a
stop is dangerous because the vehicle
may move (roll) unexpectedly and
cause an accident.
The vehicle could roll depending on
the vehicle's load or if it is towing
something. In addition, for vehicles
with a manual transmission, the
vehicle could still roll depending on
how the clutch pedal or the accelerator
pedal is operated.
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When Driving
Brake
Always confirm the safety around the
vehicle before starting to drive the
vehicle.
NOTE
HLA does not operate on a gentle
slope. In addition, the gradient of
the slope on which the system will
operate changes depending on the
vehicle's load.
HLA does not operate if the parking
brake is applied, the vehicle has not
stopped completely, or the clutch
pedal is released.
While HLA is operating, the brake
pedal may feel stiff and vibrate,
however, this does not indicate a
malfunction.
HLA does not operate while the
TCS/DSC indicator light is
illuminated.
Refer to TCS/DSC Indication/
Indicator Light (Turns on) on page
7-32.
HLA does not turn off even if the
DSC OFF switch is pressed to turn off
the TCS/DSC.
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When Driving
ABS/TCS/DSC
NOTE
Antilock Brake System
Braking distances may be longer on
(ABS)
loose surfaces (snow or gravel, for
example) which usually have a hard
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
foundation. A vehicle with a normal
The ABS control unit continuously
braking system may require less
monitors the speed of each wheel. If
distance to stop under these
one wheel is about to lock up, the ABS
conditions because the tires will
responds by automatically releasing
build up a wedge of surface layer
and reapplying that wheel's brake.
when the wheels skid.
The sound of the ABS operating may
The driver will feel a slight vibration in
be heard when starting the engine or
the brake pedal and may hear a
immediately after starting the
chattering noise from the brake system.
vehicle, however, it does not indicate
This is normal ABS system operation.
a malfunction.
Continue to depress the brake pedal
without pumping the brakes.
The warning light turns on when the
system has a malfunction.
Refer to ABS Warning Indication/
Warning Light on page 7-30.
WARNING
Do not rely on ABS as a substitute for
safe driving:
The ABS cannot compensate for unsafe
and reckless driving, excessive speed,
tailgating (following another vehicle
too closely), driving on ice and snow,
and hydroplaning (reduced tire friction
and road contact because of water on
the road surface). You can still have an
accident.
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When Driving
ABS/TCS/DSC
Use snow tires or tire chains and drive
Traction Control System
at reduced speeds when roads are
(TCS)
covered with ice and/or snow:
Driving without proper traction devices
Traction Control System (TCS)
on snow and/or ice-covered roads is
dangerous. The Traction Control
The Traction Control System (TCS)
System (TCS) alone cannot provide
enhances traction and safety by
adequate traction and you could still
controlling engine torque and braking.
have an accident.
When the TCS detects driving wheel
slippage, it lowers engine torque and
NOTE
operates the brakes to prevent loss of
To turn off the TCS, press the DSC OFF
traction.
switch (page 4-80).
This means that on a slick surface, the
TCS/DSC Indicator Light
engine adjusts automatically to provide
optimum power to the drive wheels,
limiting wheel spin and loss of traction.
The warning light turns on when the
system has a malfunction.
This indicator light stays on for a few
Refer to TCS/DSC Indication/
seconds when the ignition is switched
Indicator Light (Turns on) on page
ON.
7-32.
If the TCS or DSC is operating, the
indicator light flashes.
WARNING
If the light stays on, the TCS, DSC or
Do not rely on the Traction Control
the brake assist system may have a
System (TCS) as a substitute for safe
malfunction and they may not operate
driving:
correctly. Take your vehicle to an
The Traction Control System (TCS)
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
cannot compensate for unsafe and
reckless driving, excessive speed,
NOTE
tailgating (following another vehicle
In addition to the indicator light
too closely), and hydroplaning
flashing, a slight lugging sound will
(reduced tire friction and road contact
come from the engine. This indicates
because of water on the road surface).
that the TCS/DSC is operating
You can still have an accident.
properly.
On slippery surfaces, such as fresh
snow, it will be impossible to achieve
high rpm when the TCS is on.
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When Driving
ABS/TCS/DSC
Dynamic Stability Control
CAUTION
(DSC)
¾ The DSC may not operate correctly
unless the following are observed:
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
¾ Use tires of the correct size
The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
specified for your Mazda on all 4
automatically controls braking and
wheels.
engine torque in conjunction with
¾ Use tires of the same
systems such as ABS and TCS to help
manufacturer, brand and tread
control side slip when driving on
pattern on all 4 wheels.
slippery surfaces, or during sudden or
¾ Do not mix worn tires.
evasive maneuvering, enhancing
¾ The DSC may not operate correctly
vehicle safety.
when tire chains are used or a
temporary spare tire is installed
Refer to ABS (page 4-77) and TCS
because the tire diameter changes.
(page 4-78).
NOTE
DSC operation is possible at speeds
If there is a problem with the DSC, the
greater than 20 km/h (12 mph).
Hill Launch Assist (HLA) may not
operate.
The warning light turns on when the
Refer to Hill Launch Assist (HLA) on
system has a malfunction.
page 4-75.
Refer to TCS/DSC Indication/
Indicator Light (Turns on) on page
TCS/DSC Indicator Light
7-32.
WARNING
Do not rely on the Dynamic Stability
Control as a substitute for safe
This indicator light stays on for a few
driving:
seconds when the ignition is switched
The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
ON. If the TCS or DSC is operating,
cannot compensate for unsafe and
the indicator light flashes.
reckless driving, excessive speed,
tailgating (following another vehicle
If the light stays on, the TCS, DSC or
too closely), and hydroplaning
the brake assist system may have a
(reduced tire friction and road contact
malfunction and they may not operate
because of water on the road surface).
correctly. Take your vehicle to an
You can still have an accident.
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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When Driving
ABS/TCS/DSC
DSC OFF Indicator Light
NOTE
When DSC is on and you attempt to
free the vehicle when it is stuck, or
drive it out of freshly fallen snow, the
TCS (part of the DSC system) will
activate. Depressing the accelerator
This indicator light stays on for a few
will not increase engine power and
seconds when the ignition is switched
freeing the vehicle may be difficult.
ON.
When this happens, turn off the
It also illuminates when the DSC OFF
TCS/DSC.
switch is pressed and TCS/DSC is
If the TCS/DSC is off when the
switched off.
engine is turned off, it automatically
Refer to DSC OFF Switch on page
activates when the ignition is
4-80.
switched ON.
Leaving the TCS/DSC on will provide
If the light remains illuminated and the
the best traction.
TCS/DSC is not switched off, take your
If the DSC OFF switch is pressed and
vehicle to an Authorized Mazda
held for 10 seconds or more, the
Dealer. The DSC may have a
DSC OFF switch malfunction
malfunction.
detection function operates and the
DSC system activates automatically.
DSC OFF Switch
The DSC OFF indicator light turns off
Press the DSC OFF switch to turn off
while the DSC system is operative.
the TCS/DSC. The DSC OFF indicator
(Vehicles with Smart Brake Support
light in the instrument cluster will
(SBS))
illuminate.
If the Smart Brake Support (SBS)
operates with the TCS/DSC turned
off, the TCS/DSC becomes
operational automatically.
Press the switch again to turn the
TCS/DSC back on. The DSC OFF
indicator light will turn off.
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When Driving
Drive Selection
Drive Selection Switch
Drive Selection*
Press the drive selection switch forward
Drive Selection
(SPORT) to select the sport mode.
Pull the drive selection switch back
Drive selection is a system to switch
(OFF) to cancel the sport mode.
the vehicle's drive mode. When the
sport mode is selected, vehicle's
response against accelerator operation
is enhanced. This provides additional
quick acceleration which may be
needed to safely make maneuvers such
as lane changes, merging onto
freeways, or passing other vehicles.
CAUTION
Do not use the sport mode when
driving on slippery roads such as wet
or snow-covered roads. It may cause
tire slipping.
NOTE
In the following cases, the drive
NOTE
selection is canceled.
When the sport mode is selected,
The ignition is switched OFF.
driving at higher engine speeds
Mazda Radar Cruise Control with
increases and it may increase fuel
Stop & Go function (MRCC with
consumption. Mazda recommends
Stop & Go function) System/cruise
that you cancel the sport mode on
control is set.
normal driving.
Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) is set.
Drive mode cannot be switched in
Depending on the driving conditions
the following conditions:
when sport mode is selected, the
ABS/TCS/DSC is operating
vehicle may perform shift-down or
Cruise control* is operating.
slightly accelerate.
The Mazda Radar Cruise Control
with Stop & Go function (MRCC
with Stop & Go function) System*
is operating.
Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) is operating.
Steering wheel is being operated
abruptly
*Some models.
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