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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
Battery
WARNING
Wash hands after handling the battery and related accessories:
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.
Read the following precautions carefully before using the battery or inspecting to
ensure safe and correct handling:
Always wear eye protection when working near the battery:
Working without eye protection is dangerous. Battery fluid contains SULFURIC ACID which
could cause blindness if splashed into your eyes. Also, hydrogen gas produced during normal
battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode.
Wear eye protection and protective gloves to prevent contact with battery fluid:
Spilled battery fluid is dangerous.
Battery fluid contains SULFURIC ACID which could cause serious injuries if it gets in eyes, or on
the skin or clothing. If this happens, immediately flush your eyes with water for 15 minutes or
wash your skin thoroughly and get medical attention.
Always keep batteries out of the reach of children:
Allowing children to play near batteries is dangerous. Battery fluid could cause serious injuries
if it gets in the eyes or on the skin.
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Owner Maintenance
Keep flames and sparks away from open battery cells and do not allow metal tools to
contact the positive (
) or negative (
) terminal of the battery when working near a battery.
Do not allow the positive (
) terminal to contact the vehicle body:
Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced during
normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An exploding battery
can cause serious burns and injuries. Keep all flames including cigarettes and sparks away
from open battery cells.
Keep all flames and sparks away from open battery cells because hydrogen gas is
produced from open battery cells while charging the battery or adding battery fluid:
Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced during
normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An exploding battery
can cause serious burns and injuries. Keep all flames including cigarettes and sparks away
from open battery cells.
NOTE
Before performing battery maintenance, remove the battery cover.
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
Battery Maintenance
Key Battery Replacement
If the buttons on the transmitter are
inoperable and the operation indicator
light does not flash, the battery may be
dead.
Replace with a new battery before the
transmitter becomes unusable.
CAUTION
¾ Make sure the battery is installed
To get the best service from a battery:
correctly. Battery leakage could occur if it
Keep it securely mounted.
is not installed correctly.
Keep the top clean and dry.
¾ When replacing the battery, be careful
Keep terminals and connections clean,
not to touch any of the internal circuitry
tight, and coated with petroleum jelly or
and electrical terminals, bend the
terminal grease.
electrical terminals, or get dirt in the
Rinse off spilled electrolyte immediately
transmitter as the transmitter could be
with a solution of water and baking
damaged.
soda.
¾ There is the danger of explosion if the
If the vehicle will not be used for an
battery is not correctly replaced.
extended time, disconnect the battery
¾ Dispose of used batteries according to
cables and charge the battery every 6
the following instructions.
weeks.
¾ Insulate the plus and minus terminals
Battery Replacement
of the battery using cellophane or
equivalent tape.
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer for
¾ Never disassemble.
battery replacement.
¾ Never throw the battery into fire or
water.
¾ Never deform or crush.
¾ Replace only with the same type battery
(CR2032 or equivalent).
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
The following conditions indicate that the
2.
Press in the tab to unlock the upper
battery power is low:
cover.
The KEY indicator light (green) flashes
in the instrument cluster for about 30
seconds after the engine is switched
OFF (for vehicles with a type A/type B
instrument cluster (page 4-14, 4-33),
messages are displayed in the instrument
cluster).
The system does not operate and the
operation indicator light on the
transmitter does not flash when the
buttons are pressed.
3.
Insert a tape-wrapped flathead
The system's operational range is
screwdriver into the gap and slide it in
reduced.
the direction of the arrow.
Replacing the battery at an Authorized
Mazda Dealer, is recommended to prevent
damage to the key. If replacing the battery
by yourself, follow the instruction.
Replacing the key battery
1. Remove the lower cover while
4.
Twist the flathead screwdriver in the
pressing the knob in the direction of
direction of the arrow and remove the
the arrow.
upper cover.
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Owner Maintenance
5. Remove the cap using the
9. Install the upper cover.
tape-wrapped flathead screwdriver.
10. Insert the tabs of the lower cover into
6. Remove the battery using
the slots of the transmitter and install
tape-wrapped flathead screwdriver.
the lower cover.
7. Insert a new battery into the transmitter
so that the positive pole is facing up.
8. Install the cap.
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
Use only a Mazda-genuine tire valve cap:
Tires
Use of a non-genuine part is dangerous as
For reasons of proper performance, safety,
the correct tire air pressure cannot be
and better fuel economy, always maintain
maintained if the tire valve becomes
recommended tire inflation pressures and
damaged. If the vehicle is driven under this
stay within the recommended load limits
condition, the tire air pressure will decrease
and weight distribution.
which could result in a serious accident. Do
not use any part for the tire valve cap that
WARNING
is not a Mazda-genuine part.
Inspect all tire pressures monthly
Using Different Tire Types:
(including the spare) when the tires are
Driving your vehicle with different types of
cold. Maintain recommended pressures for
tires is dangerous. It could cause poor
the best ride, handling, and minimum tire
handling and poor braking; leading to loss
wear.
of control.
Refer to the specification charts (page
Except for the limited use of the temporary
9-8).
spare tire, use only the same type tires
NOTE
(radial, bias-belted, bias-type) on all four
wheels.
Always check tire pressure when tires
are cold.
Using Wrong-Sized Tires:
Warm tires normally exceed
Using any other tire size than what is
recommended pressures. Do not release
specified for the vehicle (page 9-8) is
air from warm tires to adjust the
dangerous. It could seriously affect ride,
pressure.
handling, ground clearance, tire clearance,
Underinflation can cause reduced fuel
and speedometer calibration. This could
economy, uneven and accelerated tire
cause you to have an accident. Use only
wear, and poor sealing of the tire bead,
tires that are the correct size specified for
which will deform the wheel and cause
the vehicle.
separation of tire from rim.
Overinflation can produce a harsh ride,
Tire Inflation Pressure
uneven and accelerated tire wear, and a
greater possibility of damage from road
WARNING
hazards.
Keep your tire pressure at the correct
levels. If one frequently needs inflating,
Always inflate the tires to the correct
have it inspected.
pressure:
Overinflation or underinflation of tires is
dangerous. Adverse handling or
unexpected tire failure could result in a
serious accident.
Refer to Tires on page 9-8.
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
Tire Rotation
After rotation, inflate all tire pressures to
specification (page 9-8) and inspect the
lug nuts for tightness.
WARNING
CAUTION
Rotate tires periodically:
Irregular tire wear is dangerous. To
Rotate unidirectional tires and radial tires
equalize tread wear for maintaining good
that have an asymmetrical tread pattern or
performance in handling and braking,
studs only from front to rear, not from side
rotate the tires every 12,000 km (7,500
to side. Tire performance will be reduced if
miles). However Mazda recommends to
rotated from side to side.
rotate every 8,000 km (5,000 miles) to help
Replacing a Tire
increase tire life and distribute wear more
evenly.
Refer to Scheduled Maintenance on page
WARNING
6-4.
Always use tires that are in good condition:
During rotation, inspect them for correct
Driving with worn tires is dangerous.
balance.
Reduced braking, steering, and traction
could result in an accident.
Replace all four tires at the same time:
Replacing just one tire is dangerous. It
could cause poor handling and poor
braking resulting in loss of vehicle control.
Mazda strongly recommends that you
replace all four tires at the same time.
Forward
If a tire wears evenly, a wear indicator will
Do not include (TEMPORARY USE
appear as a solid band across the tread.
ONLY) spare tire in rotation.
Replace the tire when this happens.
Also, inspect them for uneven wear and
Tread wear
damage. Abnormal wear is usually caused
indicator
by one or a combination of the following:
Incorrect tire pressure
Improper wheel alignment
Out-of-balance wheel
Severe braking
New tread
Worn tread
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
You should replace the tire before the band
CAUTION
crosses the entire tread.
NOTE
¾ Do not use your temporary spare tire rim
Tires degrade over time, even when they
with a snow tire or a conventional tire.
are not being used on the road. It is
Neither will properly fit and could
recommended that tires generally be
damage both tire and rim.
replaced when they are 6 years or older.
¾ The temporary spare tire has a tread life
Heat caused by hot climates or frequent
of less than 5,000 km (3,000 miles). The
high loading conditions can accelerate the
tread life may be shorter depending on
aging process. You should replace the
driving conditions.
spare tire when you replace the other road
¾ The temporary spare tire is for limited
tires due to the aging of the spare tire. The
use, however, if the tread wear
period in which the tire was manufactured
solid-band indicator appears, replace the
(both week and year) is indicated by a
tire with the same type of temporary
4-digit number.
spare (page 6-45).
Refer to Tire Labeling on page 8-26.
NOTE
Temporary Spare Tire
Tires degrade over time, even when they
Inspect the temporary spare tire at least
are not being used on the road. It is
monthly to make sure it is properly
recommended that tires generally be
inflated and stored.
replaced when they are 6 years or older.
Heat caused by hot climates or frequent
NOTE
high loading conditions can accelerate the
The temporary spare tire condition
aging process. You should replace the
gradually deteriorates even if it has not
spare tire when you replace the other road
been used.
tires due to the aging of the spare tire. The
The temporary spare tire is easier to
period in which the tire was manufactured
handle because of its construction which is
(both week and year) is indicated by a
lighter and smaller than a conventional
4-digit number.
tire. This tire should be used only for an
Refer to Tire Labeling on page 8-26.
emergency and only for a short distance.
Use the temporary spare tire only until the
conventional tire is repaired, which should
be as soon as possible.
Refer to Tires on page 9-8.
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
Replacing a Wheel
WARNING
Always use wheels of the correct size on
your vehicle:
Using a wrong-sized wheel is dangerous.
Braking and handling could be affected,
leading to loss of control and an accident.
CAUTION
A wrong-sized wheel may adversely affect:
¾ Tire fit
¾ Wheel and bearing life
¾ Ground clearance
¾ Snow-chain clearance
¾ Speedometer calibration
¾ Headlight aim
¾ Bumper height
¾ Tire Pressure Monitoring System
NOTE
When replacing a wheel, make sure the
new one is the same as the original
factory wheel in diameter, rim width,
and offset (inset/outset).
For details, contact an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
Proper tire balancing provides the best
riding comfort and helps reduce tread
wear. Out-of-balance tires can cause
vibration and uneven wear, such as
cupping and flat spots.
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
Light Bulbs
Courtesy lights
Side turn signal lights
Overhead lights/
Front map lights
Vanity mirror lights
Ambient lights
Front side-marker lights
Parking lights
Front turn signal lights
Headlights (High/Low beam)/
Daytime running lights
Daytime running lights/
Parking lights
Courtesy lights
Rear map lights
Trunk light
High-mount brake light
License plate lights
Ambient lights
Rear side-marker lights
Rear turn signal lights
Brake lights/Taillights
Taillights
Taillights (Trunk lid side)
Reverse lights
Some models.
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
The LED bulb has to be replaced with the
CAUTION
unit. We recommend an Authorized
Mazda Dealer when the replacement is
When removing the lens or lamp unit using
necessary.
a flathead screwdriver, make sure that the
flathead screwdriver does not contact the
Bulb type
interior terminal. If the flathead screwdriver
Parking lights*
contacts the terminal, a short circuit may
occur.
Double-filament light bulb, however, only
5 W filament bulb is used in the parking
NOTE
lights.
1.
Make sure the ignition is switched off,
To replace the bulb, contact an
and the headlight switch is off.
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
2.
If you are changing the right bulb, start
Use the protective cover and carton for
the engine, turn the steering wheel all
the replacement bulb to dispose of the
the way to the left, and turn off engine.
old bulb promptly and out of the reach
If you are changing the left bulb, turn
of children.
the steering wheel to the right.
Replacing Exterior Light Bulbs
3.
Pull the center of each plastic retainer
and remove the retainers.
The exterior lights have either LEDs or
normal bulbs.
Only the bulb for a parking light can be
Removal
replaced.
LED type
Headlights
Installation
Daytime running lights
Parking lights*
Front turn signal lights
Front side-marker lights
Side turn signal lights
High-mount brake light
Rear turn signal lights
Rear side-marker lights
Brake lights
Taillights
Reverse lights
License plate lights
The LED bulb cannot be replaced as a
single unit because it is an integrated unit.
*Some models.
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Owner Maintenance
4.
Turn the screw counterclockwise and
Replacing Interior Light Bulbs
remove it, and then partially peel back
Overhead lights/Front map lights (LED
the mudguard.
type), Rear map lights (LED type),
Vanity mirror lights (LED type)*,
Courtesy lights, Trunk lights (LED
type), Ambient Lights*
The LED bulb cannot be replaced as a
single unit because it is an integrated unit.
The LED bulb has to be replaced with the
unit. We recommend an Authorized
Mazda Dealer when the replacement is
necessary.
5.
Turn the socket and bulb assembly
Overhead lights/Front map lights (Bulb
counterclockwise and remove it.
type), Rear map lights (Bulb type),
6.
Disconnect the bulb from the socket.
Vanity mirror lights (Bulb type)*
1. Wrap a small flathead screwdriver with
a soft cloth to prevent damage to the
lens, and then remove the lens by
carefully prying on the edge of the lens
with the flathead screwdriver.
7. Install the new bulb in the reverse
order of the removal procedure.
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*Some models.
Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.
Rear map lights
Overhead lights/Front map lights
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
Vanity mirror lights*
Fuses
Your vehicle's electrical system is
protected by fuses.
If any lights, accessories, or controls do
not work, inspect the appropriate circuit
protector. If a fuse has blown, the inside
element will be melted.
If the same fuse blows again, avoid using
that system and consult an Authorized
3. Install the new bulb in the reverse
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
order of the removal procedure.
Fuse Replacement
Trunk light (Bulb type)
Replacing the fuses on the vehicle's left
1. Press both sides of the lens cap to
side
remove it.
If the electrical system does not work, first
2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.
inspect the fuses on the vehicle's left side.
1. Make sure the ignition is switched off,
and other switches are off.
2. Open the fuse panel cover.
3. Install the new bulb in the reverse
order of the removal procedure.
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*Some models.
Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
3.
Pull the fuse straight out with the fuse
CAUTION
puller provided on the fuse block
located in the engine compartment.
Always replace a fuse with a genuine
Mazda fuse or equivalent of the same
rating. Otherwise you may damage the
electric system.
6. Reinstall the cover and make sure that
it is securely installed.
Replacing the fuses under the hood
If the headlights or other electrical
components do not work and the fuses in
the cabin are normal, inspect the fuse
block under the hood.
4.
Inspect the fuse and replace it if it is
If a fuse is blown, it must be replaced.
blown.
Follow these steps:
1. Make sure the ignition is switched off,
and other switches are off.
2. Remove the fuse block cover.
Normal
Blown
5. Insert a new fuse of the same
amperage rating, and make sure it fits
tightly. If it does not fit tightly, have an
expert install it. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
If you have no spare fuses, borrow one
of the same rating from a circuit not
essential to vehicle operation, such as
the AUDIO or OUTLET circuit.
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Owner Maintenance
3. If any fuse but the MAIN fuse is
blown, replace it with a new one of the
same amperage rating.
Normal
Blown
WARNING
Do not replace the main fuse by
yourself. Have an Authorized Mazda
Dealer perform the replacement:
Replacing the fuse by yourself is
dangerous because the MAIN fuse is a
high current fuse. Incorrect
replacement could cause an electrical
shock or a short circuit resulting in a
fire.
4. Reinstall the cover and make sure that
it is securely installed.
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
Fuse Panel Description
Fuse block (Engine compartment)
FUSE
DESCRIPTION
PROTECTED COMPONENT
RATING
AUDIO
1
30 A
Audio system
DCDC REG
2
IG2
30 A
For protection of various circuits
INJECTOR
3
30 A
Engine control system*
ENG. SUB
SCR1
4
20 A
Engine control system
EVVT
5
P.WINDOW1
30 A
Power windows
6
IG1 2
30 A
For protection of various circuits
7
8
ADD FAN DE
50 A
Cooling fan*
9
DEFOG
40 A
Rear window defogger
10
DCDC DE
40 A
11
EPB R
20 A
Electric parking brake (EPB) (RH)
12
EPB L
20 A
Electric parking brake (EPB) (LH)
*Some models.
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Owner Maintenance
FUSE
DESCRIPTION
PROTECTED COMPONENT
RATING
13
CABIN.+B
50 A
For protection of various circuits
14
FAN GE
30 A
Cooling fan*
15
ENG.MAIN
40 A
Engine control system
16
ABS/DSC M
50 A
ABS, Dynamic stability control system
17
HEATER
40 A
Air conditioner
18
WIPER
20 A
Front window wiper and washer
19
FAN DE
50 A
Cooling fan*
20
ADD FAN GE
30 A
Cooling fan*
21
ENGINE3
15 A
Engine control system
22
ENGINE2
15 A
Engine control system
23
AUDIO2
7.5 A
Audio system
24
METER2
10 A
25
SRS1
7.5 A
Air bag
26
METER1
10 A
Instrument cluster
27
ENGINE.IG1
7.5 A
Engine control system
28
AT
15 A
Transaxle control system, Ignition switch
29
H/CLEAN
20 A
30
A/C
7.5 A
Air conditioner
31
AT PUMP
15 A
32
HORN
15 A
Horn
33
R.WIPER
15 A
Theft-deterrent system*
34
H/L HI
20 A
Headlight high beam
35
36
WIPER.DEI
20A
Windshield wiper de-icer*
37
ENG.+B
7.5 A
Engine control system
38
H/L LOW L
15 A
Headlight low beam (LH)
39
GLOW SIG
5 A
ENGINE1
40
15 A
Engine control system
ENGINE4
41
C/U IG1
15 A
For protection of various circuits
42
ST.HEATER
15 A
Heated steering wheel*
43
44
AUDIO1
25 A
Audio system
45
ABS/DSC S
30 A
ABS, Dynamic stability control system
46
FUEL PUMP
15 A
Fuel system*
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*Some models.
Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
FUSE
DESCRIPTION
PROTECTED COMPONENT
RATING
47
FUEL WARM
25 A
Fuel warmer*
48
TAIL
15 A
Taillights, License plate lights
SCR2
49
25 A
Engine control system*
FUEL PUMP2
50
HAZARD
25 A
Hazard warning flashers, Turn signal lights, Parking lights
51
H/L LOW R
15 A
Headlight low beam (RH)
52
OUTLET
25 A
Accessory sockets
53
STOP
10 A
Brake lights
54
ROOM
25 A
For protection of various circuits
Fuse block (Left side)
FUSE
DESCRIPTION
PROTECTED COMPONENT
RATING
1
P.SEAT D
30 A
Power seat*
2
P.SEAT P1
30 A
Power seat*
3
R.SEAT W1
20 A
Seat warmer*
4
P.WINDOW2
25 A
Power windows
5
SRS2/ESCL
15 A
*Some models.
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Maintenance and Care
Owner Maintenance
FUSE
DESCRIPTION
PROTECTED COMPONENT
RATING
6
D.LOCK
25 A
Power door locks
7
SEAT WARM
20 A
Seat warmer*
8
SUNROOF
10 A
Moonroof*
9
R.OUTLET1
15 A
10
MIRROR
7.5 A
Power control mirror
11
AT IND
7.5 A
AT shift indicator
12
INTERIOR1
15 A
For protection of various circuits
13
INTERIOR2
10 A
For protection of various circuits
14
R.OUTLET2
15 A
Accessory sockets
15
USB
7.5 A
USB power outlet*
16
SCR3
15 A
Engine control system*
17
SCR4
15 A
Engine control system*
18
AUDIO3
15 A
Audio system
19
R.SHADE
7.5 A
20
M.DEF
7.5 A
Mirror defogger*
21
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*Some models.
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Damage Caused by Bird Dropping,
Exterior Care
Insects, or Tree Sap
The paintwork on your Mazda represents
Occurrence
the latest technical developments in
composition and methods of application.
Bird droppings contain acids. If these are
not removed they can eat away the clear
Environmental hazards, however, can
and color base coat of the vehicle's
harm the paint's protective properties, if
paintwork.
proper care is not taken.
When insects stick to the paint surface and
Here are some examples of possible
decompose, corrosive compounds form.
damage, with tips on how to prevent them.
These can erode the clear and color base
coat of the vehicle's paintwork if they are
Etching Caused by Acid Rain or
not removed.
Industrial Fallout
Occurrence
Tree sap will harden and adhere
permanently to the paint finish. If you
Industrial pollutants and vehicle emissions
scratch the sap off while it is hard, some
drift into the air and mix with rain or dew
vehicle paint could come off with it.
to form acids. These acids can settle on a
vehicle's finish. As the water evaporates,
Prevention
the acid becomes concentrated and can
It is necessary to have your Mazda washed
damage the finish.
and waxed to preserve its finish according
And the longer the acid remains on the
to the instructions in this section. This
surface, the greater the chance is for
should be done as soon as possible.
damage.
Prevention
Bird droppings can be removed with a soft
sponge and water. If you are traveling and
It is necessary to wash and wax your
these are not available, a moistened tissue
vehicle to preserve its finish according to
may also take care of the problem. The
the instructions in this section. These steps
cleaned area should be waxed according to
should be taken immediately after you
the instructions in this section.
suspect that acid rain has settled on your
Insects and tree sap are best removed with
vehicle's finish.
a soft sponge and water or a commercially
available chemical cleaner.
Another method is to cover the affected
area with dampened newspaper for 1 to 2
hours. After removing the newspaper,
rinse off the loosened debris with water.
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Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Water Marks
Chipped paint can lead to rust forming
on your Mazda. Before this happens,
Occurrence
repair the damage by using Mazda
Rain, fog, dew, and even tap water can
touch-up paint according to the
contain harmful minerals such as salt and
instructions in this section. Failure to
lime. If moisture containing these minerals
repair the affected area could lead to
settles on the vehicle and evaporates, the
serious rusting and expensive repairs.
minerals will concentrate and harden to
form white rings. The rings can damage
Follow all label and container directions
your vehicle's finish.
when using a chemical cleaner or polish.
Prevention
Read all warnings and cautions.
It is necessary to wash and wax your
Maintaining the Finish
vehicle to preserve its finish according to
Washing
the instructions in this section. These steps
should be taken immediately after you find
water marks on your vehicle's finish.
CAUTION
Paint Chipping
¾ When the ignition is switched ON and
Occurrence
the wiper lever is in the AUTO position
and the position, the windshield wipers
Paint chipping occurs when gravel thrown
may operate automatically in the
in the air by another vehicle's tires hits
following cases:
your vehicle.
¾ The area of the windshield above the
How to avoid paint chipping
rain sensor is touched or wiped with a
Keeping a safe distance between you and
cloth.
the vehicle ahead reduces the chances of
¾ The windshield or the rain sensor area
having your paint chipped by flying
in the cabin is hit.
gravel.
When the ignition is switched ON and
NOTE
the wiper lever is in the AUTO position,
do not touch the windshield or the
The paint chipping zone varies with the
speed of the vehicle. For example, when
windshield wipers Otherwise, the
traveling at 90 km/h (56 mph), the paint
windshield wipers will operate
chipping zone is 50 m (164 ft).
automatically which could catch your
fingers or damage the windshield wipers.
In low temperatures a vehicle's finish
hardens. This increases the chance of
When removing ice or snow, or cleaning
paint chipping.
the windshield, always make sure the
wiper lever is in the OFF position.
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Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
¾ Do not spray water in the engine
To minimize scratches on the vehicle's
compartment. Otherwise, it could result
paint finish:
in engine-starting problems or damage
Rinse off any dirt or other foreign matter
to electrical parts.
using lukewarm or cold water before
¾ When washing and waxing the vehicle,
washing.
be careful not to apply excessive force to
Use plenty of lukewarm or cold water
any single area of the vehicle roof or the
and a soft cloth when washing the
antenna. Otherwise, you could dent the
vehicle. Do not use a nylon cloth.
vehicle or damage the antenna.
Rub gently when washing or drying the
To help protect the finish from rust and
vehicle.
deterioration, wash your Mazda
Take your vehicle only to a car wash
thoroughly and frequently, at least once a
that keeps its brushes well maintained.
month, with lukewarm or cold water.
Do not use abrasive cleansers or wax
that contain abrasives.
If the vehicle is washed improperly, the
paint surface could be scratched. Here are
CAUTION
some examples of how scratching could
occur.
¾ Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleaners,
or strong detergents containing highly
Scratches occur on the paint surface when:
alkaline or caustic agents on
The vehicle is washed without first
chrome-plated or anodized aluminum
parts. This may damage the protective
rinsing off dirt and other foreign matter.
The vehicle is washed with a rough, dry,
coating; also, cleaners and detergents
or dirty cloth.
may discolor or deteriorate the paint.
The vehicle is washed at a car wash that
Pay special attention to removing salt, dirt,
uses brushes that are dirty or too stiff.
mud, and other foreign material from the
Cleansers or wax containing abrasives
underside of the fenders, and make sure
are used.
the drain holes in the lower edges of the
doors and rocker panels are clean.
NOTE
Mazda is not responsible for scratches
Insects, tar, tree sap, bird droppings,
caused by automatic car washes or
industrial fallout, and similar deposits can
improper washing.
damage the finish if not removed
Scratches are more noticeable on
immediately. When prompt washing with
vehicles with darker paint finishes.
plain water is ineffective, use a mild soap
made for use on vehicles.
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Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Thoroughly rinse off all soap with
When using a high water pressure car
lukewarm or cold water. Do not allow
wash
soap to dry on the finish.
High water temperature and high water
pressure car washers are available
After washing the vehicle, dry it with a
depending on the type of car wash
clean chamois to prevent water spots from
machine. If the car washer nozzle is put
forming.
too close to the vehicle, the force of the
spray could damage or deform the
WARNING
molding, affect the sealability of parts, and
allow water to penetrate the interior. Keep
Dry off brakes that have become wet by
a sufficient space (30 cm (12 in) or more)
driving slowly, releasing the accelerator
between the nozzle and the vehicle. In
pedal and lightly applying the brakes
addition, do not spend too much time
several times until the brake performance
spraying the same area of the vehicle, and
returns to normal:
be very careful when spraying between
Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.
gaps in doors and around windows.
Increased stopping distance or the vehicle
Waxing
pulling to one side when braking could
result in a serious accident. Light braking
Your vehicle needs to be waxed when
will indicate whether the brakes have been
water no longer beads on the finish.
affected.
Always wash and dry the vehicle before
waxing it. In addition to the vehicle body,
When using an automatic car wash
wax the metal trim to maintain its luster.
Retract the door mirrors.
The automatic car wash brushes could
1. Use wax which contains no abrasives.
reduce the paint lustre or hasten paint
Wax containing abrasives will remove
deterioration.
paints and could damage bright metal
parts.
2. Use a good grade of natural wax for
metallic, mica, and solid colors.
3. When waxing, coat evenly with the
sponge supplied or a soft cloth.
4. Wipe off the wax with a soft cloth.
NOTE
A spot remover to remove oil, tar, and
similar materials will usually also take off
the wax. Rewax these areas even if the rest
of the vehicle does not need it.
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Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Repairing Damage to the Finish
Underbody Maintenance
Deep scratches or chips on the finish
Road chemicals and salt used for ice and
should be repaired promptly. Exposed
snow removal and solvents used for dust
metal quickly rusts and can lead to major
control may collect on the underbody. If
repairs.
not removed, they will speed up rusting
and deterioration of such underbody parts
CAUTION
as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust
system, even though these parts may be
If your Mazda is damaged and needs metal
coated with anti-corrosive material.
parts repaired or replaced, make sure the
body shop applies anti-corrosion materials
Thoroughly flush the underbody and
to all parts, both repaired and new. This
wheel housings with lukewarm or cold
will prevent them from rusting.
water at the end of each winter. Try also to
do this every month.
Bright-Metal Maintenance
Use tar remover to remove road tar and
Pay special attention to these areas
insects. Never do this with a knife or
because they easily hide mud and dirt. It
similar tool.
will do more harm than good to wet
To prevent corrosion on bright-metal
down the road grime without removing
surfaces, apply wax or chrome
it.
preservative and rub it to a high luster.
During cold weather or in coastal areas,
The lower edges of doors, rocker panels,
cover bright-metal parts with a coating
and frame members have drain holes that
of wax or preservative heavier than
should not be clogged. Water trapped there
usual. It would also help to coat them
will cause rusting.
with noncorrosive petroleum jelly or
some other protective compound.
WARNING
CAUTION
Dry off brakes that have become wet by
driving slowly, releasing the accelerator
Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleaners, or
pedal and lightly applying the brakes
strong detergents containing highly
several times until the brake performance
alkaline or caustic agents on
returns to normal:
chrome-plated or anodized aluminum
Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.
parts. This may result in damage to the
Increased stopping distance or the vehicle
protective coating and cause discoloration
pulling to one side when braking could
or paint deterioration.
result in a serious accident. Light braking
will indicate whether the brakes have been
affected.
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Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Aluminum Wheel Maintenance
Plastic Part Maintenance
A protective coating is provided over the
When cleaning the plastic lenses of the
aluminum wheels. Special care is needed
lights, do not use gasoline, kerosene,
to protect this coating.
rectified spirit, paint, thinner, highly
acidic detergents, or strongly alkaline
CAUTION
detergents. Otherwise, these chemical
agents can discolor or damage the
Do not use any detergent other than mild
surfaces resulting in a significant loss in
detergent. Before using any detergent,
functionality. If plastic parts become
verify the ingredients. Otherwise, the
inadvertently exposed to any of these
product could discolor or stain the
chemical agents, flush with water
aluminum wheels.
immediately.
If plastic parts such as the bumpers
NOTE
become inadvertently exposed to
chemical agents or fluids such as
Do not use a wire brush or any abrasive
gasoline, oil, engine coolant, or battery
cleaner, polishing compound, or solvent
fluid, it could cause discoloration,
on aluminum wheels. They may damage
staining, or paint peeling. Wipe off any
the coating.
such chemical agents or fluids using a
Always use a sponge or soft cloth to
soft cloth immediately.
clean the wheels.
High water temperature and high water
Rinse the wheels thoroughly with
pressure car washers are available
lukewarm or cold water. Also, be sure to
depending on the type of high pressure
clean the wheels after driving on dusty
car washer device. If the car washer
or salted roads to help prevent
nozzle is put too close to the vehicle or
corrosion.
aimed at one area for an extended period
Avoid washing your vehicle in an
of time, it could deform plastic parts or
automatic car wash that uses high-speed
damage the paint.
or hard brushes.
Do not use wax containing compounds
(polish). Otherwise, it could result in
paint damage.
In addition, do not use an electrical or
air tool to apply wax. Otherwise, the
frictional heat generated could result in
deformation of plastic parts or paint
damage.
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Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
3. Before retracting seat belts which have
Interior Care
been pulled out for cleaning, dry them
off thoroughly and make sure there is
WARNING
no remaining moisture on them.
WARNING
Do not spray water into the vehicle cabin:
Spraying water into the vehicle cabin is
dangerous as electrical devices such as the
If a seat belt appears frayed or has
audio and switches could get wet resulting
abrasions, have it replaced by an
in a malfunction or vehicle fire.
Authorized Mazda Dealer:
If a seat belt is used under such a condition,
NOTE
it cannot function at its full capacity which
could result in serious injury or death.
Do not wipe the interior using alcohol,
chlorine bleach, or organic solvents
Use a mild detergent to remove soiling
such as thinner, benzene, and gasoline.
from a seat belt:
Otherwise, it may cause discoloration or
If organic solvents are used for cleaning the
stains.
seat belts or they become stained or
Rubbing hard with a stiff brush or cloth
bleached, there is the possibility of them
may cause damage.
becoming weakened and as a result, they
If the vehicle interior becomes soiled by
may not function at their full capacity
any of the following, wipe it off
which could cause serious injury or death.
immediately using a soft cloth.
Leaving it uncleaned could cause
NOTE
discoloration, stains, cracks, or peeling of
Clean seat belts diligently if they get dirty.
the coating, and it will make it hard to
Leaving them uncleaned will make it
wipe off later.
difficult to clean them later, and it may
affect the smooth retracting of the seat
Beverage or fragrance
belt.
Grease or oil
Soiling
Vinyl Upholstery Maintenance
Seat Belt Maintenance
Remove dust and dirt from the vinyl
upholstery using a brush or vacuum.
1. Clean the soiled area by lightly
Remove soiling from vinyl upholstery
dabbing it with a soft cloth soaked in a
using a leather and vinyl upholstery
mild detergent (approx. 5%) diluted
cleaner.
with water.
2. Wipe off the remaining detergent using
a cloth soaked in clean water and
wrung out well.
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Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Upholstery Maintenance
Leaving it uncleaned could cause
premature wear, mold, or stains.
1.
Clean the soiled area by lightly
dabbing it with a soft cloth soaked in a
Sand or dirt
mild detergent (approx. 5%) diluted
Grease or oil, such as hand cream
with water.
Alcohol, such as in cosmetic or hair
2.
Wipe off the remaining detergent using
dressing items
a cloth soaked in clean water and
If the leather upholstery gets wet,
wrung out well.
promptly remove moisture with a dry
cloth. Remaining moisture on the
Leather Upholstery Maintenance*
surface may cause deterioration such as
hardening and shrinkage.
1.
Remove dust and sand using a vacuum
Exposure to direct sunlight for long
cleaner.
periods may cause deterioration and
2.
Wipe off the soiled area with a soft
shrinkage. When parking the car under
cloth and a suitable, special cleaner or
direct sunlight for long periods, shade
a soft cloth soaked in a mild detergent
the interior using sunshades.
(about 5%) diluted with water.
Do not leave vinyl products on the
3.
Wipe off the remaining detergent using
leather upholstery for long periods.
a cloth soaked in clean water and
They may affect the leather quality and
wrung out well.
coloring. If the cabin temperature
4.
Remove moisture with a dry, soft cloth
becomes hot, the vinyl may deteriorate
and allow the leather to further dry in a
and adhere to the genuine leather.
well-ventilated, shaded area. If the
leather gets wet such as from rain,
Plastic Part Maintenance
remove the moisture and dry it as soon
as possible.
CAUTION
NOTE
Because genuine leather is a natural
Do not use polishing agents.
material, its surface is not uniform and
Depending on the product ingredients,
it may have natural scars, scratches,
they could cause discoloration, stains,
and wrinkles.
cracks or peeling of the coating.
To maintain the quality for as long as
possible, periodical maintenance, about
twice a year, is recommended.
If the leather upholstery comes into
contact with any of the following, clean
it immediately.
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*Some models.
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Instrument Panel Top (Soft pad)
Panel Maintenance
Maintenance
If a panel becomes soiled, wipe it off with
Extremely soft material is used for the soft
a soft cloth soaked in clean water and
pad surface. If the soft pad surface is
thoroughly wrung out.
rubbed harshly with a dry cloth, it could
If some areas require further cleaning, use
result in the surface being damaged and
the following procedure:
leaving white scratch marks.
1. Wipe the soiled area with a soft cloth
1. Wipe the soiled area with a soft cloth
soaked in a mild detergent (approx.
soaked in a mild detergent (approx.
5 %) diluted with water.
5%) diluted with water.
2. Wipe off the remaining detergent using
2. Wipe off the remaining detergent using
a cloth soaked in clean water and
a cloth soaked in clean water and
wrung out well.
wrung out well.
NOTE
Active Driving Display
Be particularly careful when cleaning
Maintenance*
shiny surface panels and metallic parts
such as plating as they can be scratched
The dust-proof sheet has a coating. When
easily.
cleaning, do not use a hard or
rough-surface cloth, or cleaning detergent.
Cleaning the Window Interiors
In addition, if a chemical solvent gets on
If the windows become covered with an
the active driving display, wipe it off
oily, greasy, or waxy film, clean them with
immediately. The dust-proof sheet could
glass cleaner. Follow the directions on the
be damaged and the surface coating could
container.
be scratched. Use a fine, soft cloth such as
those used for cleaning eyeglasses.
CAUTION
NOTE
Use of compressed air when cleaning the
¾ Do not scrape or scratch the inside of the
dust-proof sheet is recommended.
window glass. It could damage the
thermal filaments and the antenna lines.
¾ When washing the inside of the window
glass, use a soft cloth dampened in
lukewarm water, gently wiping the
thermal filaments and the antenna lines.
Use of glass cleaning products could
damage the thermal filaments and the
antenna lines.
*Some models.
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Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Cleaning the Floor Mats
Rubber floor mats should be cleaned with
mild soap and water only.
WARNING
Do not use rubber cleaners, such as tire
cleaner or tire shine, when cleaning rubber
floor mats:
Cleaning the rubber floor mats with rubber
cleaning products makes the floor mats
slippery.
This may cause an accident when
depressing the accelerator or brake pedal
or when getting in or out of the vehicle.
After removing the floor mats for
cleaning, always reinstall them securely
(page 3-45).
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If Trouble Arises
7
Helpful information on what to do if a problem arises with the vehicle.
Parking in an Emergency
7-2
Tiedown Hooks*
7-23
Parking in an Emergency
7-2
Warning/Indicator Lights and
Flat Tire
7-3
Warning Sounds
7-25
Spare Tire and Tool Storage
7-3
If a Warning Light Turns On or
Changing a Flat Tire
7-7
Flashes
7-25
Message Indicated on Multi-
Battery Runs Out
7-15
information Display*
7-41
Jump-Starting
7-15
Message Indicated on
Display
7-43
Warning Sound is Activated
7-45
Emergency Starting
7-18
Starting a Flooded Engine
(SKYACTIV-G 2.5, SKYACTIV-G
When Trunk Lid Cannot be
2.5T)
7-18
Opened
7-50
Push-Starting
7-18
When Trunk Lid Cannot be
Running Out of Fuel (SKYACTIV-D
Opened
7-50
2.2)
7-19
Active Driving Display Does Not
Overheating
7-20
Operate
7-51
Overheating
7-20
If the Active Driving Display Does
Not Operate
7-51
Emergency Towing
7-22
Towing Description
7-22
*Some models.
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