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When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
Odometer, Trip Meter and Trip
Trip meter
Meter Selector
The driving distance for a specified
You can switch between the odometer
interval is indicated. Two types (TRIP A,
and trip meter display using the TRIP
TRIP B) of interval distance can be
switch.
measured.
For instance, trip meter A can record
the distance from the point of origin,
and trip meter B can record the
distance from where the fuel tank is
filled.
When trip meter A is selected, TRIP A
will be displayed. When trip meter B is
selected, TRIP B will be displayed.
The trip meter can be reset by pressing
the TRIP switch for 1.5 seconds or
more while the trip meter is displayed.
NOTE
Only the trip meters record tenths of
kilometers (miles).
1. TRIP switch
2. Odometer display
3. Trip meter A display
4. Trip meter B display
Odometer
The odometer records the total
distance the vehicle has been driven.
4-22
When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
Engine Coolant Temperature
Fuel Gauge
Gauge
The fuel gauge shows approximately
Displays the engine coolant
how much fuel is remaining in the tank
temperature. The blue range of the
when the ignition is switched ON. We
gauge indicates that the engine coolant
recommend keeping the tank over 1/4
temperature is low, and the red range
full.
of the gauge indicates that the engine
coolant temperature is high and
overheating.
CAUTION
When the engine coolant temperature
gauge needle is in the red range, the
engine coolant temperature is
extremely high. Drive slowly to reduce
1. Full
engine load. If the engine coolant
temperature gauge needle is in the red
2.
1/4 Full
3. Empty
range, there is the possibility of
overheating. Park the vehicle in a safe
place immediately and take
appropriate measures.
Refer to Overheating on page 7-21.
NOTE
If the engine or engine coolant
temperature is high or low, the
engine output may be restricted to
protect the engine.
4-23
When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
If the low fuel warning light illuminates
NOTE
or the fuel level is very low, refuel as
(With auto-light control)
soon as possible.
When the ignition is switched ON in
If inconsistency in engine performance
the early evening or at dusk, the
or stalling occurs due to low fuel level
dashboard illumination is dimmed
conditions, refuel the vehicle as soon
for several seconds until the light
as possible and add at least 10 L (2.7
sensor detects the brightness of the
US gal, 2.2 Imp gal) of fuel.
surrounding area, however, the
Refer to Low Fuel Warning Indication/
dimming may cancel after the
Warning Light on page 7-35.
brightness is detected.
NOTE
When the lights are turned on, the
lights-on indicator light in the
After refueling, it may require some
instrument cluster turns on.
time for the indicator to stabilize. In
Refer to Headlights on page 4-56.
addition, the indicator may deviate
while driving on a slope or curve
The brightness of the instrument panel
since the fuel moves in the tank.
and dashboard illuminations can be
adjusted by pressing the dashboard
The direction of the arrow (
)
illumination switch while the
indicates that the fuel-filler lid is on
dashboard illumination is dimmed.
the left side of the vehicle.
The brightness increases by pressing
Dashboard Illumination
the + switch.
(Without auto-light control)
The brightness decreases by pressing
When the lights are turned on with the
the - switch. If you press the - switch
ignition switched ON, the brightness of
while the instrument cluster is at
the dashboard illumination is dimmed.
maximum dimness, a sound is
(With auto-light control)
activated to notify you that the
When the lights are turned on with the
current dimmer setting is at
ignition switched ON, the brightness of
maximum dimness.
the dashboard illumination is dimmed.
However, when the light sensor
detects that the surrounding area is
bright such as when the lights are
turned on in the daytime, the
dashboard illumination does not dim.
1. Bright
2. Dim
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When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
Function for canceling illumination
Outside Temperature Display
dimmer
When the ignition is switched ON, the
The illumination dimmer can be
outside temperature is displayed.
canceled by pressing the + switch
while the instrument cluster is at
maximum dimness and while the
ignition is switched ON. If you press
the + switch again while the
illumination dimmer is canceled, a
sound is activated to notify you that it
is canceled. If the instrument cluster's
visibility is reduced due to glare from
surrounding brightness, cancel the
illumination dimmer.
NOTE
NOTE
Under the following conditions, the
When the illumination dimmer is
outside temperature display may
canceled, the instrument cluster
differ from the actual outside
cannot be dimmed even if the lights
temperature depending on the
are turned on.
surroundings and vehicle conditions:
When the illumination dimmer is
canceled, the screen in the center
Significantly cold or hot
display switches to constant display
temperatures.
of the daytime screen.
Sudden changes in outside
temperature.
The vehicle is parked.
The vehicle is driven at low speeds.
Changing the Temperature Unit of the
Outside Temperature Display
The outside temperature unit can be
switched between Celsius and
Fahrenheit.
Settings can be changed by operating
the center display screen.
Refer to the Settings section in the
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
4-25
When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
Distance-to-empty
traveled distance and the total fuel
consumption since the vehicle was
This displays the approximate distance
purchased or the past data was reset.
you can travel on the remaining fuel
The average fuel economy is calculated
based on the fuel economy.
and displayed every 30 seconds.
The distance-to-empty will be
The average fuel economy is also
calculated and displayed every second.
displayed by a red arrow in the
instantaneous fuel economy display.
NOTE
The average fuel economy can be reset
Even though the distance-to-empty
by pressing the INFO switch for 1.5
display may indicate a sufficient
seconds or more. After the data is
amount of remaining driving distance
cleared, the fuel consumption is
before refueling is required, refuel as
recalculated and the - - - L/100 km
soon as possible if the fuel level is
(- - - mpg) for the 30 seconds prior to
very low or the low fuel warning light
it being displayed is indicated.
illuminates.
The display will not change unless
Current Fuel Economy
you add more than approximately 9
This displays the current fuel economy
L (2.3 US gal, 1.9 Imp gal) of fuel.
by calculating the amount of fuel
The distance-to-empty is the
consumption and the distance
approximate remaining distance the
traveled.
vehicle can be driven until all the
graduation marks in the fuel gauge
indicating the remaining fuel supply
M Hybrid
disappear.
If there is no past fuel economy
information such as after first
purchasing your vehicle or the
information is deleted when the
battery cables are disconnected, the
actual distance-to empty/range may
differ from the amount indicated.
Average Fuel Economy
This mode displays the average fuel
economy by calculating the total
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When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
Except M Hybrid
i-ACTIVSENSE Display*
Displays the system status.
NOTE
Indicates the 0 position when the
Refer to Lane Departure Warning
vehicle speed is about 5 km/h (3
System (LDWS) on page 4-106.
mph) or slower.
Refer to Blind Spot Monitoring
The arrow on the scale indicates the
(BSM) on page 4-110.
average fuel economy.
Refer to Traffic Sign Recognition
Deceleration Regeneration Charge
System (TSR) on page 4-115.
Display (M Hybrid)
Refer to Distance & Speed Alert
(DSA) on page 4-120.
This displays the status of the charging
Refer to Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
produced by deceleration
on page 4-122.
regeneration.
Refer to Driver Monitoring (DM) on
page 4-123.
Refer to Front Cross Traffic Alert
(FCTA) on page 4-124.
Refer to Mazda Radar Cruise Control
(MRCC) on page 4-133.
Refer to Mazda Radar Cruise Control
with Stop & Go function (MRCC
with Stop & Go function) on page
4-143.
Refer to M Hybrid on page 4-52.
Refer to Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) on
page 4-155.
Refer to Lane-keep Assist System
(LAS) on page 4-168.
Refer to Smart Brake Support (SBS)
on page 4-169.
Refer to Cruise Control on page
4-226.
*Some models.
4-27
When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
Compass Display
Message Display
The direction the vehicle is moving is
A message such as the system
displayed in one of eight directions
operation status, a malfunction, or an
while the vehicle is being driven.
abnormality is indicated.
Warning/indicator light in instrument
cluster turns on/flashes or symbol is
indicated on display at same time as
message
Check the information regarding the
warning/indicator light or indicated
symbol.
Refer to If a Warning Indication/
Warning Lights on page 4-29.
Refer to If a Indication/Indicator Lights
Display
Direction
on page 4-31.
N
North
Message only is indicated on display
S
South
Follow the instructions indicated on
E
East
the display. For the display content,
W
West
refer to the next page.
Refer to If a Message Indicated on
NE
Northeast
Multi-information Display on page
NW
Northwest
7-40.
SE
Southeast
Warning/Indicator Lights
SW
Southwest
Instrument Cluster varies depending
on model and specifications.
1. Instrument Cluster
2. Front Center of Headliner
Warning lights will appear in any of the
highlighted areas
4-28
When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
Warning Indication/Warning Lights
These lights turn on or flash to notify the user of the system operation status or a
system malfunction.
Signal
Warning
Refer to
Brake System Warning Indication/Warning Light*1
7-27
Electronic
Brake Force
Distribution
System Warn-
ABS Warning Indication/Warning Light*1
ing
7-28
ABS warning
7-30
Charging System Warning Indication/Warning Light*1
7-28
Engine Oil Warning Indication/Warning Light*1
7-28
High Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Indication
7-29
Power Steering Malfunction Indication/Indicator Light*1
7-29
Master Warning Indication
7-30
Brake Control System Warning Indication/Warning Light*1
7-30
Brake Override Warning Indication
7-31
Check Engine Indication/Light*1
7-31
*i-stop Warning Indication/Warning Light*1
7-31
(Amber)
*Automatic Transmission Warning Indication/Warning Light
*1
7-31
*Some models.
4-29
When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
Signal
Warning
Refer to
*AWD Warning Indication/Warning Light*1
7-32
Air Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Indication/
7-33
Warning Light*1
Flashing
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Warning Indication/Warning
7-33
Light*1
Turns on
7-37
KEY Warning Indication/Warning Light*1
7-34
(Red)
*High Beam Control System (HBC) Warning Indication/Warning
7-35
Light*1
(Amber)
i-ACTIVSENSE Warning Indication/Warning Light*1
7-35
Exterior Light Warning Indication/Warning Light*1
7-35
Low Fuel Warning Indication/Warning Light
7-35
Check Fuel Cap Warning Indication/Warning Light*1
7-36
Engine Oil Level Warning Indication/Warning Light*1
7-36
Seat Belt Warning Indication/Warning Light (Front seat)
7-36
Seat Belt Warning Light (Rear seat)
7-37
(Red)
*Low Washer Fluid Level Warning Indication/Warning Light
7-37
Door-Ajar Warning Indication
7-37
4-30
*Some models.
When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
Signal
Warning
Refer to
*Trunk lid-Ajar Warning Indication
7-37
*Liftgate-Ajar Warning Indication
7-37
Door-Ajar Warning Light
7-37
*1
The light turns on when the ignition is switched on for an operation check, and turns off a few
seconds later or when the engine is started. If the light does not turn on or remains turned on, have
the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Indication/Indicator Lights
These lights turn on or flash to notify the user of the system operation status or a
system malfunction.
Signal
Indicator
Refer to
Seat Belt Indicator Light (Rear seat)
2-27
(Green)
*Front Passenger Air Bag Deactivation Indicator Light
2-71
Immobilizer
System
3-43
Theft-Deterrent
Security Indicator Light
System
3-44
Malfunction
7-34
KEY Indicator Light
4-5
(Green)
*i-stop Indicator Light
4-16
(Green)
Wrench Indication/Indicator Light*1
4-35
*Some models.
4-31
When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
Signal
Indicator
Refer to
*Shift Position Indication
4-44
Lights-On Indicator Light
4-56
Headlight
High-Low
Beam
Headlight High-Beam Indicator Light
4-59
Flashing the
Headlights
4-59
Turn and
Lane-Change
Signals
Turn Signal/Hazard Warning Indicator Lights
4-62
Hazard Warn-
ing Flasher
4-70
Electric Parking Brake (EPB) Indication/Indicator Light*1*2
7-30
AUTOHOLD Active Indicator Light*1
4-84
*Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function (MRCC with
4-150
Stop & Go function) indicator Light
*Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) indicator Light
4-164
Traction Con-
trol System
(TCS)
4-89
Dynamic Sta-
TCS/DSC Indication/Indicator Light*1
bility Control
(DSC)
4-90
Turns on
7-33
DSC OFF Indicator Light*1
4-91
4-32
*Some models.
When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
Signal
Indicator
Refer to
*Select Mode Indicator Light
4-93
(White)
i-ACTIVSENSE Status Symbol (Warning/Risk Avoidance Support Sys-
4-98
tem)
(Green)
(Amber)
i-ACTIVSENSE OFF Symbol (Warning/Risk Avoidance Support Sys-
4-98
tem)
*High Beam Control System (HBC) Indicator Light
4-102
(Green)
*Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) Standby Indication
4-135
*Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function (MRCC with
4-145
Stop & Go function) Standby Indication
(White)
*Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) Standby Indication
4-157
*Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) Set Indication
4-135
*Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function (MRCC with
4-145
Stop & Go function) Set Indication
(Green)
*Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) Set Indication
4-157
*Smart Brake Support (SBS) OFF Indicator Light*1
4-177
*Cruise Standby Indication
4-225
(White)
*Cruise Set Indication
4-225
(Green)
*1
The light turns on when the ignition is switched on for an operation check, and
turns off a few seconds later or when the engine is started. If the light does not
*Some models.
4-33
When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
turn on or remains turned on, have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
*2
The light turns on continuously when the parking brake is applied.
4-34
When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
Wrench Indication/Indicator Light
The wrench indication/indicator light
is displayed/turns on under the
following conditions.
When the preset maintenance
period has arrived.
Refer to the Information section in
the Mazda Connect Owner's
Manual.
CAUTION
¾ When the maintenance period
arrives, have your vehicle inspected
by an Authorized Mazda Dealer as
soon as possible. If maintenance is
neglected, a decrease in vehicle
performance may occur which
could cause damage. Have your
vehicle inspected before the
maintenance period arrives.
¾ If the vehicle continues to be
driven after the engine oil
replacement period has passed, it
could cause damage to the engine.
Replace the engine oil before the
maintenance period arrives.
NOTE
The wrench indication/indicator
light may display/turn on earlier than
the preset period depending on
vehicle usage conditions.
Whenever the engine oil is replaced,
a reset of the vehicle engine control
unit is necessary.
Refer to the Information section in
the Mazda Connect Owner's
Manual.
4-35
When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
Active Driving Display*
Active Driving Display
1. Display
2. Dust-proof sheet
WARNING
Always adjust the display brightness and position with the vehicle stopped:
Adjusting the display brightness and position while driving the vehicle is dangerous
as doing so could distract your attention from the road ahead and lead to an
accident.
CAUTION
¾ Do not place beverages near the dust-proof sheet of the active driving display. If
water or other liquids are splashed on the dust-proof sheet, it could cause
damage.
¾ Do not place objects or apply stickers above the active driving display or to the
dust-proof sheet as they will cause interference.
NOTE
Wearing polarized sunglasses will reduce the visibility of the active driving display
due to the characteristics of the display.
If the battery has been removed and re-installed or the battery voltage is low, the
adjusted position may deviate.
The display may be difficult to view or temporarily affected by weather conditions
such as rain, snow, light, and temperature.
If the audio system is removed, the active driving display cannot be operated.
4-36
*Some models.
When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
The active driving display indicates the following information:
Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) Warnings*
Refer to Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) on page 4-106.
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) Operation Conditions and Warnings*
Refer to Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) on page 4-107.
Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR) traffic signs and Warnings*
Refer to Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR) on page 4-112.
Front Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA) Operation Conditions and Warning*
Refer to Front Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA) on page 4-124.
Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) Operation Conditions and Warnings*
Refer to Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) on page 4-131.
Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function (MRCC with Stop & Go
function) Operation Conditions and Warnings*
Refer to Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function (MRCC with Stop
& Go function) on page 4-140.
Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) Operation Conditions and Warnings*
Refer to Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) on page 4-151.
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) Warnings*
Refer to Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) on page 4-165.
Smart Brake Support (SBS) Operation Conditions and Warnings
Refer to Smart Brake Support (SBS) on page 4-169.
Cruise Control Operation Conditions
Refer to Cruise Control on page 4-225.
Navigation Guidance (vehicles with navigation system)
Intersection Name (vehicles with navigation system)
Street name (vehicles with navigation system)
Lane Guidance (vehicles with navigation system)
Speed limit indicator (vehicles with navigation system)
Vehicle Speed
The active driving display settings can be changed or adjusted.
Refer to the Settings section in the Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
*Some models.
4-37
When Driving
Instrument Cluster and Display
NOTE
The desired driving position (display position, brightness level, display
information) can be called up after programming the position.
Refer to Driving Position Memory on page 2-11.
The street name may not be displayed depending on the market and region.
4-38
When Driving
Manual Transmission Operation
Manual Transmission
WARNING
Shift Pattern
Do not use sudden engine braking on
slippery road surfaces or at high
Manual Transmission Shift Pattern
speeds:
Shifting down while driving on wet,
snowy, or frozen roads, or while
driving at high speeds causes sudden
engine braking, which is dangerous.
The sudden change in tire speed could
cause the tires to skid. This could lead
to loss of vehicle control and an
accident.
Always leave the shift lever in 1 or R
position and set the parking brake
1. Neutral position
when leaving the vehicle unattended:
Otherwise the vehicle could move and
The shift pattern of the transmission is
cause an accident.
conventional, as shown.
Depress the clutch pedal all the way
CAUTION
down while shifting; then release it
slowly.
¾ Keep your foot off the clutch pedal
except when shifting gears. Also, do
Your vehicle is equipped with a device
not use the clutch to hold the vehicle
to prevent shifting to R (reverse) by
on an upgrade. Riding the clutch will
mistake. Push the shift lever downward
cause needless clutch wear and
and shift to R.
damage.
¾ Do not apply any excessive lateral
force to the shift lever when
changing from 5th to 4th gear. This
could lead to the accidental
selection of 2nd gear, which could
result in damage to the transmission.
¾ Make sure the vehicle comes to a
complete stop before shifting to R.
Shifting to R while the vehicle is still
moving may damage the
transmission.
NOTE
If shifting to R is difficult, shift back
into neutral, release the clutch pedal,
and try again.
4-39
When Driving
Manual Transmission Operation
Gear Shift Indicator (GSI)
The clutch is not fully engaged when
accelerating from a stop.
The GSI supports you to obtain
The clutch pedal remains depressed
optimum fuel economy and smooth
for 2 seconds or longer while driving.
driving. It displays the selected gear
position in the instrument cluster as
Recommendations for Shifting
well as notifies the driver to change to
Upshifting
the most suitable gear position
corresponding to the actual driving
For normal acceleration, Mazda
condition.
recommends these shift points:
(U.S.A. and Canada)
Gear
Vehicle speed
1 to 2
24 km/h (15 mph)
2 to 3
42 km/h (26 mph)
3 to 4
60 km/h (37 mph)
4 to 5
75 km/h (46 mph)
5 to 6
79 km/h (49 mph)
1. Selected gear position
2. Suitable gear position
For cruising, Mazda recommends these
shift points:
Indication
Condition
(U.S.A. and Canada)
The selected gear position is
Numeral
displayed.
Gear
Vehicle speed
Shift up or down to the indi-
1 to 2
13 km/h (8 mph)
and numer-
cated gear position is recom-
2 to 3
29 km/h (18 mph)
al
mended.
3 to 4
49 km/h (30 mph)
4 to 5
63 km/h (39 mph)
CAUTION
5 to 6
70 km/h (43 mph)
Do not rely solely on the shift-up/
Downshifting
shift-down recommendations by
indications. The actual driving situation
When you must slow down in heavy
might require shift operations different
traffic or on a steep upgrade,
from indication. To avoid the risk of
downshift before the engine starts to
accidents, the road and traffic
overwork. This reduces the chance of
conditions have to be judged correctly
stalling and gives better acceleration
by the driver before shifting.
when you need more speed.
On a steep downgrade, downshifting
NOTE
helps maintain safe speed and
The GSI turns off when the following
prolongs brake life.
operations are performed.
The vehicle is stopped.
The vehicle is put in neutral.
The vehicle is driven in reverse.
4-40
When Driving
Automatic Transmission
Automatic Transmission Controls
Automatic Transmission Controls
NOTE
The Sport AT has an option that is not
included in the traditional automatic
transmission that gives the driver the
option of selecting each gear instead of
leaving it to the transmission to shift
gears. Even if you intend to use the
automatic transmission functions as a
traditional automatic, you should also
be aware that you can inadvertently
shift into manual shift mode and an
1. Lock-release button
inappropriate gear may be retained as
2. Selector lever
the vehicle speed increases. If you
notice the engine speed going higher
or hear the engine racing, confirm you
have not accidentally slipped into
manual shift mode (page 4-44).
Indication
Various Lockouts
Indicates that you must depress
the brake pedal and hold in the
lock-release button to shift (The ig-
nition must be switched ON).
Indicates the selector lever can be
shifted freely into any position.
Indicates that you must hold in the
lock-release button to shift.
4-41
When Driving
Automatic Transmission
Shift-Lock Override
Shift-Lock System
If the selector lever will not move from
Shift-Lock System
P position using the proper shift
The shift-lock system prevents shifting
procedure, continue to hold down the
out of P unless the brake pedal is
brake pedal.
depressed.
1. Remove the shift-lock override
cover using a cloth-wrapped flat
To shift from P:
head screwdriver.
1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
2. Insert a flat screwdriver and push it
2. Start the engine.
down.
3. Press and hold the lock-release
button.
4. Move the selector lever.
NOTE
When the ignition is switched to
ACC or the ignition is switched off,
the selector lever cannot be shifted
from P position.
The ignition cannot be switched to
OFF if the selector lever is not in P
position.
1. Cover
3. Press and hold the lock-release
button.
4. Move the selector lever.
Take the vehicle to an Authorized
Mazda Dealer to have the system
checked.
4-42
When Driving
Automatic Transmission
N (Neutral)
Transmission Ranges
In N, the wheels and transmission are
Transmission Ranges
not locked. The vehicle will roll freely
even on the slightest incline unless the
The shift position indication in the
parking brake or brakes are on.
instrument cluster illuminates.
Refer to Shift Position Indication on
WARNING
page 4-44.
Shift the selector lever to the P or N
position to start the engine.
If the engine is running faster than
idle, do not shift from N or P into a
P (Park)
driving gear:
P locks the transmission and prevents
It's dangerous to shift from N or P into
a driving gear when the engine is
the front wheels from rotating.
running faster than idle. If this is done,
WARNING
the vehicle could move suddenly,
causing an accident or serious injury.
Always set the selector lever to P
Do not shift into N when driving the
position and set the parking brake:
vehicle:
Only setting the selector lever to the P
Shifting into N while driving is
position without using the parking
dangerous. Engine braking cannot be
brake to hold the vehicle is dangerous.
applied when decelerating which
If P fails to hold, the vehicle could
could lead to an accident or serious
move and cause an accident.
injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION
¾ Shifting into P, N or R while the
Do not shift into N when driving the
vehicle is moving can damage your
vehicle. Doing so can cause
transmission.
transmission damage.
¾ Shifting into a driving gear or reverse
when the engine is running faster
NOTE
than idle can damage the
Apply the parking brake or depress the
transmission.
brake pedal before moving the selector
R (Reverse)
lever from N position to prevent the
vehicle from moving unexpectedly.
In position R, the vehicle moves only
backward. You must be at a complete
D (Drive)
stop before shifting to or from R,
D is the normal driving position. From
except under rare circumstances as
a stop, the transmission will
explained in Rocking the Vehicle (page
automatically shift through a 6-gear
3-48).
sequence.
4-43
When Driving
Automatic Transmission
M (Manual)
Manual Shift Mode
M is the manual shift mode position.
Gears can be shifted up or down by
Manual Shift Mode
operating the selector lever.
The manual shift mode gives you the
Refer to Manual Shift Mode on page
feel of driving a manual transmission
4-44.
vehicle by allowing you to operate the
selector lever manually. This allows you
Shift Position Indication
to control engine rpm and torque to
the drive wheels much like a manual
transmission when more control is
desired.
To change to manual shift mode, shift
the lever from D to M.
1. Shift position indication
The selector position is indicated when
the ignition is switched ON.
Gear position indication
In manual shift mode, the “M” of the
shift position indication illuminates
and the numeral for the selected gear
is displayed.
NOTE
Active Adaptive Shift (AAS)
Changing to manual shift mode
Active Adaptive Shift (AAS)
while driving will not damage the
automatically controls the transmission
transmission.
shift points to best suit the road
If you change to manual shift mode
conditions and driver input. This
when the vehicle is stopped, the gear
improves driving feel. The transmission
will shift to M1.
may switch to AAS mode when driving
If you change to manual shift mode
up and down slopes, cornering, driving
without depressing the accelerator
at high elevations, or depressing the
pedal when driving in D range, 5th
accelerator pedal quickly while the
gear/6th gear, the gear will shift to
selector lever is in the D position.
M4/M5.
Depending on the road and driving
conditions/vehicle operations, gear
To return to automatic shift mode, shift
shifting could be delayed or not occur,
the lever from M to D.
however, this does not indicate a
problem because the AAS mode will
maintain the optimum gear position.
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When Driving
Automatic Transmission
Indications
Manually Shifting Up
You can shift gears up by operating the
selector lever or the steering shift
switches*.
M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6
Using selector lever
To shift up to a higher gear, tap the
selector lever back + once.
1. Manual shift mode indication
2. Gear position indication
Manual shift mode indication
In manual shift mode, the “M” of the
shift position indication in the
instrument panel illuminates.
Gear position indication
The numeral for the selected gear
illuminates.
NOTE
Using steering shift switch*
If the gears cannot be shifted down
To shift up to a higher gear with the
when driving at higher speeds, the
steering shift switches, pull the UP
gear position indication will flash
switch (+/OFF) toward you once with
twice to signal that the gears cannot
your fingers.
be shifted down (to protect the
transmission).
If the automatic transmission fluid
(ATF) temperature becomes too
high, there is the possibility that the
transmission will switch to automatic
shift mode, canceling manual shift
mode and turning off the gear
position indication illumination. This
is a normal function to protect the
AT. After the ATF temperature has
decreased, the gear position
indication illumination turns back on
1. UP switch (+/OFF)
and driving in manual shift mode is
restored.
*Some models.
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When Driving
Automatic Transmission
Manually Shifting Down
WARNING
You can shift gears down by operating
Keep your hands on the steering
the selector lever or the steering shift
wheel rim when using fingers on the
switches*.
steering shift switches:
M6 M5 M4 M3 M2 M1
Putting your hands inside the rim of
Using selector lever
the steering wheel when using the
steering shift switches is dangerous. If
To shift down to a lower gear, tap the
the driver's air bag were to deploy in a
selector lever forward - once.
collision, your hands could be
impacted causing injury.
NOTE
When driving slowly, the gears may
not shift up.
Do not drive the vehicle with the
tachometer needle in the RED ZONE
while in manual shift mode. In
addition, manual shift mode
switches to automatic shift mode
while the accelerator pedal is
completely depressed.
Using steering shift switch*
This function is canceled while the
DSC is turned off or the Off-Road
To shift down to a lower gear with the
Traction Assist is turned on.
steering shift switches, pull the DOWN
However, if the vehicle is
switch (-) toward you once with your
continuously driven at a high rpm,
fingers.
the gears may automatically shift up
to protect the engine.
The steering shift switch can be used
temporarily even if the selector lever
is in the D position while driving. In
addition, it returns to automatic shift
mode when the UP switch (+/OFF)
is pulled rearward for a sufficient
amount of time.
1. DOWN switch (-)
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*Some models.
When Driving
Automatic Transmission
Second Gear Fixed Mode
WARNING
When the selector lever is moved back
Do not use engine braking on slippery
+ while the vehicle speed is about 10
road surfaces or at high speeds:
km/h (6.2 mph) or less, the
Shifting down while driving on wet,
transmission is set in the second gear
snowy, or frozen roads, or while
fixed mode. The gear is fixed in second
driving at high speeds causes sudden
while in this mode for easier
engine braking, which is dangerous.
acceleration from a stop and driving on
The sudden change in tire speed could
slippery roads such as snow-covered
cause the tires to skid. This could lead
roads.
to loss of vehicle control and an
If the selector lever is moved back + or
accident.
forward - while in the second gear
fixed mode, the mode will be
Keep your hands on the steering
canceled.
wheel rim when using fingers on the
steering shift switches:
Putting your hands inside the rim of
the steering wheel when using the
steering shift switches is dangerous. If
the driver's air bag were to deploy in a
collision, your hands could be
impacted causing injury.
NOTE
When driving at high speeds, the
gear may not shift down.
During deceleration, the gear may
automatically shift down depending
on vehicle speed.
When depressing the accelerator
fully, the transmission will shift to a
lower gear, depending on vehicle
speed. However, the transmission
does not kickdown while the DSC is
turned off or the Off-Road Traction
Assist is operating.
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When Driving
Automatic Transmission
Shift Gear (Shifting) Speed Limit
For each gear position while in the manual mode, the speed limit is set as follows:
When the selector lever is operated within the range of the speed limit, the gear is
shifted.
1.
1st
2.
2nd
3.
3rd
4.
4th
5.
5th
6.
6th
Shift up
The gear does not shift up while the vehicle speed is lower than the speed limit.
Shift down
The gear does not shift down while the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit.
If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit and the gear does not shift down, the
gear position indication flashes 2 times to notify the driver that the gear cannot be
shifted.
Kickdown
When the accelerator pedal is depressed fully while driving, the gear shifts down.
However, the transmission does not kickdown while the DSC is turned off or the
Off-Road Traction Assist is operating.
NOTE
The gear also shifts down using kickdown while in the second gear fixed mode.
Auto-shift down
The gear shifts down automatically depending on the vehicle speed during
deceleration.
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When Driving
Automatic Transmission
NOTE
If the vehicle comes to a stop while in the second gear fixed mode, the gear remains
in second.
Recommendations for Shifting
Upshifting
For normal acceleration and cruising, Mazda recommends these shift points:
(U.S.A. and Canada)
Gear
Vehicle speed*1
M1 to M2
24 km/h (15 mph)
M2 to M3
40 km/h (25 mph)
M3 to M4
65 km/h (40 mph)
M4 to M5
73 km/h (45 mph)
M5 to M6
81 km/h (50 mph)
*1
Always observe local speed limit regulations.
Downshifting
When you must slow down in heavy traffic or on a steep upgrade, downshift before
the engine starts to overwork. This gives better acceleration when you need more
speed.
On a steep downgrade, downshifting helps maintain safe speed and prolongs brake
life.
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When Driving
Automatic Transmission
NOTE
Direct Mode*
Shifting up and down while in direct
mode may not be possible depending
Direct Mode
on the vehicle speed. In addition,
Direct mode can be used for
because direct mode is canceled
temporarily switching gears by
(released) depending on the rate of
operating the steering shift switch
acceleration or if the accelerator is fully
while the vehicle is being driven with
depressed, use of the manual shift
the selector lever in the D position.
mode is recommended if you need to
While in direct mode, the D and M
drive the vehicle in a particular gear for
indication illuminate and the gear
long periods.
position in use is illuminated.
1. Direct mode indication
2. Gear position indication
Direct mode is canceled (released)
under the following conditions.
The UP switch (+/OFF) is pulled
rearward for a certain amount of
time or longer.
The vehicle is driven for a certain
amount of time or longer (time
differs depending on the driving
conditions while operating).
The vehicle is stopped or moving at a
slow speed.
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*Some models.
When Driving
Automatic Transmission
Climbing steep grades from a stop
Driving Tips
To climb a steep grade from a stopped
Driving Tips
position:
1. Depress the brake pedal.
2. Shift to D or M1, depending on the
WARNING
load weight and grade steepness.
3. Release the brake pedal while
Do not let the vehicle move in a
gradually accelerating.
direction opposite to the direction
selected by the selector lever:
Descending steep grades
Do not let the vehicle move backward
When descending a steep grade, shift
with the selector lever in a forward
to lower gears, depending on load
position, or do not let the vehicle
weight and grade steepness. Descend
move forward with the selector lever in
slowly, using the brakes only
the reverse position. Otherwise, the
occasionally to prevent them from
engine may stop, causing the loss of
overheating.
the power brake and power steering
functions, and make it difficult to
control the vehicle which could result
in an accident.
Passing
For extra power when passing another
vehicle or climbing steep grades,
depress the accelerator fully. The
transmission will shift to a lower gear,
depending on vehicle speed.
NOTE
The accelerator pedal may initially
feel heavy as it is being depressed,
then feel lighter as it is depressed
further. This change in pedal force
aids the engine control system in
determining how much the
accelerator pedal has been
depressed for performing kickdown,
and functions to control whether or
not kickdown should be performed.
The manual shift mode does not
switch to automatic shift mode while
the DSC is turned off or the
Off-Road Traction Assist is turned on
when the selector lever is in the M
position. Shift the selector lever.
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When Driving
M Hybrid
M Hybrid*
M Hybrid
M Hybrid uses the Integrated Starter-Generator (ISG) with excellent power
generation efficiency to generate electricity from the kinetic energy generated when
the vehicle decelerates. The system uses the electrical power stored in the M Hybrid
battery, which is a large-capacity battery to improve driveability and fuel economy by
reducing engine load and providing motor assist. In addition, the ISG provides quiet
engine restarting after the engine is stopped by the i-stop function (idling stop).
1. ISG
2. DC-DC Converter
3. M Hybrid battery
CAUTION
¾ The following parts are extremely hot and have high-current electricity flowing
through them, therefore do not touch them.
¾ ISG
¾ DC-DC Converter
¾ M Hybrid battery
¾ If the driver's door is opened under the following conditions, the vehicle
determines that the driver is trying to leave the driver's seat, a warning sound
notifying the driver of possible danger is activated, and the warning indication is
displayed.
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*Some models.
When Driving
M Hybrid
¾ The engine is running.
¾ The selector lever is in a position other than P or N.
¾ If there is a problem with M Hybrid, a warning indication is displayed.
¾ M Hybrid operation status is displayed on the system operation status display of
the fuel efficiency monitor.
Refer to the Information section in the Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
Unique M Hybrid Handling
Occurrence status/loca-
Characteristic
tion
M Hybrid vehicles have a unique
sound and vibration which differ from
Operational feedback
normal vehicles. The following may
through brake pedal
occur, however, this is unique to M
might be felt under the
Operational feed-
Hybrid and it does not indicate a
following conditions.
back through brake
problem.
The ignition is switch-
pedal
ed ON.
Occurrence status/loca-
Characteristic
The brake pedal is op-
tion
erated.
An operational sound
Operation sound of
can be heard from the
M Hybrid battery
deceleration regen-
engine compartment
eration
M Hybrid is equipped with a special
during deceleration.
battery.
An operational sound
Relay operation
can be heard from the
WARNING
sound of M Hybrid
vehicle underfloor when
battery
the engine is started and
Heed the following cautions to
stopped.
prevent burns and electrical shock:
Sound can be heard from
¾ Never remove and disassemble the
the front of the vehicle
brackets and connectors securing the
under the following con-
terminal part, wiring harness, and
ditions:
the M Hybrid battery.
The driver's door is
¾ Never touch the M Hybrid battery
opened.
because it becomes extremely hot
The ignition is switch-
Operation sound of
under direct sunlight or after driving.
ed ON.
brake system
¾ Because the M Hybrid battery is
The brake pedal is op-
especially dangerous when wet,
erated.
never touch it.
The brake system op-
erates automatically.
NOTE
Several minutes have
The M Hybrid battery has a certain
passed since the en-
battery life. Battery life differs
gine was stopped.
depending on how the vehicle is used
and the driving conditions.
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