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Mazda 3 (2022 year). Manual in english - page 8

 

 

When Driving
Brake
To Turn Off AUTOHOLD System
If any of the following conditions
occurs while the AUTOHOLD
Depress the brake pedal and press the
function is operating (AUTOHOLD
AUTOHOLD switch. The AUTOHOLD
active indicator light is turned on),
is turned off and the AUTOHOLD
the parking brake is applied
standby indicator light turns off.
automatically and the AUTOHOLD
function turns off. For the Electric
Parking Brake (EPB) operation, refer
to the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) on
page 4-76.
The ignition is switched OFF.
There is a problem with the
AUTOHOLD function.
1. AUTOHOLD standby indicator light
NOTE
When the brakes are not held such
as while driving the vehicle, the
AUTOHOLD can be turned off only
by pressing the AUTOHOLD switch.
If the AUTOHOLD switch is pressed
without depressing the brake pedal
while AUTOHOLD is operating
(AUTOHOLD active indicator light in
instrument cluster is turned on), the
message “Depress Brake Pedal and
Operate Switch to Release” is
indicated on the multi-information
display to notify the driver to depress
the brake pedal.
4-86
When Driving
Brake
Always confirm the safety around the
Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
vehicle before starting to drive the
vehicle.
Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
The HLA functions to assist in
NOTE
accelerating the vehicle from a stop on
HLA does not operate on a gentle
slopes. When releasing the brake pedal
and depressing the accelerator pedal
slope. In addition, the gradient of
the slope on which the system will
to accelerate the vehicle from a stop
while on a slope, the function prevents
operate changes depending on the
vehicle's load.
the vehicle from rolling. The HLA also
operates when reversing on a slope.
HLA does not operate if the parking
brake is applied, the vehicle has not
The braking force is maintained
automatically after releasing the brake
stopped completely, or the clutch
pedal is released.
pedal on a steep slope.
For manual transmission vehicles, the
While HLA is operating, the brake
pedal may feel stiff and vibrate,
HLA operates when the vehicle is tilted
rearward with the shift lever in a
however, this does not indicate a
malfunction.
forward gear, and operates when the
vehicle is tilted forward with the shift
HLA does not operate while the
TCS/DSC indicator light is
lever in the R position.
For automatic transmission vehicles,
illuminated.
Refer to TCS/DSC Indication/
the HLA operates when the vehicle is
tilted rearward with the selector lever
Indicator Light (Turns on) on page
7-33.
in a forward gear, and operates when
the vehicle is tilted forward with the
HLA does not turn off even if the
DSC OFF switch is pressed to turn off
selector lever in the R position.
the TCS/DSC.
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.
4-87
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.
4-88
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 4-91).
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.
7-33.
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.
4-89
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 4-88) and TCS
because the tire diameter changes.
(page 4-89).
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 4-87.
Refer to TCS/DSC Indication/
Indicator Light (Turns on) on page
TCS/DSC Indicator Light
7-33.
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.
4-90
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
4-91.
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.
4-91
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
(MRCC) system* is operating.
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
4-92
*Some models.
When Driving
Drive Selection
Select Mode Indicator Light
When the sport mode is selected, the
select mode indicator light turns on in
the instrument cluster.
1. Select mode indicator light
NOTE
If the drive selection cannot be
switched to sport mode, the select
mode indicator light flashes to notify
the driver.
4-93
When Driving
i-ACTIV AWD
Tires
i-ACTIV AWD Operation*
When replacing tires, always replace
i-ACTIV AWD Operation
all front and rear tires at the same
time.
AWD provides excellent drivability on
All tires must be of the same size,
snow-covered and ice-packed roads,
manufacture, brand and tread
sand and mud, as well as on steep
pattern. Pay particular attention
slopes and other slippery surfaces.
when equipping snow or other types
A system malfunction or operation
of winter tires.
conditions are indicated by a warning.
Do not mix tread-worn tires with
Refer to AWD Warning Indication/
normal tires.
Warning Light on page 7-32.
Inspect tire inflation pressures at the
specified periods adjust to the
WARNING
specified pressures.
Never spin a wheel that is off the
NOTE
ground:
Check the tire inflation pressure label
Spinning a wheel that is off the ground
attached to driver's door frame for the
as a result of the vehicle being stuck or
correct tire inflation pressure.
in a ditch is dangerous. The drive
assembly could be seriously damaged
Make sure to equip the vehicle with
which could lead to an accident or
genuine tires of the specified size, on
could even lead to overheating, oil
all wheels. With AWD, the system is
leakage, and a fire.
calibrated for all 4 wheels being of
the same dimensions.
AWD Driving
Tire chains
This vehicle has not been designed for
the purpose of off-road driving or
Install tire chains to the front tires.
rallies. Do not attempt to drive over
Do not use tire chains on the rear
uneven or rocky surfaces, or across
wheels.
rivers.
Do not drive the vehicle faster than
Although this vehicle is equipped with
30 km/h (19 mph) with the tire
AWD, acceleration, steering and
chains installed.
braking operations should be
Do not drive the vehicle with tire
conducted in the same manner as with
chains on road conditions other than
a non-AWD vehicle, with the emphasis
snow or ice.
placed on safe driving.
Towing
Tires and Tire Chains
If the vehicle requires towing, have it
The condition of the tires plays a large
towed with all 4 wheels completely off
role in the performance of the vehicle.
the ground.
Moreover, to prevent adverse effects to
Refer to Towing Description on page
the drive assembly, please note the
7-23.
following:
4-94
*Some models.
When Driving
Power Steering
Power Steering
Power Steering
Power steering is only operable when
the engine is running. If the engine is
off or if the power steering system is
inoperable, you can still steer, but it
requires more physical effort.
If the steering feels stiffer than usual
during normal driving or the steering
vibrates, consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.
The malfunction indication notifies
the driver of system abnormalities
and operation conditions.
Refer to Power Steering Malfunction
Indication/Indicator Light on page
7-29.
4-95
When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Front obstruction detection when
i-ACTIVSENSE*
approaching a crosswalk
i-ACTIVSENSE
Front Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA)
........................................ page 4-124
i-ACTIVSENSE is a collective term
covering a series of advanced safety
Rear obstruction detection when
and driver support systems which
leaving a parking space
make use of cameras and sensors. The
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
systems consist of active safety and
........................................ page 4-127
pre-crash safety systems.
These systems are designed to assist
Full-surround recognition
the driver in safer driving by reducing
360°View Monitor
page 4-178
the load on the driver and helping to
avert collisions or reduce their severity.
Driver fatigue detection
However, because each system has its
limitations, always drive carefully and
Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
........................................ page 4-120
do not rely solely on the systems.
Driver Monitoring (DM)
page 4-122
Active Safety Technology
Driver support systems
Active Safety Technology supports safer
Inter-vehicle distance
driving by helping the driver to
recognize potential hazards and avert
Mazda Radar Cruise Control
accidents.
(MRCC)
page 4-131
Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop
Driver awareness support systems
& Go function (MRCC with Stop & Go
Nighttime visibility
function)
page 4-140
Adaptive Front Lighting System
Lane departure
(AFS)
page 4-101
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)
High Beam Control System
........................................ page 4-165
(HBC)
page 4-101
Inter-vehicle distance and lane
Left/right side and rear side detection
keeping
Lane Departure Warning System
Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)
page 4-151
(LDWS)
page 4-103
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
........................................ page 4-107
Road sign recognition
Traffic Sign Recognition System
(TSR)
page 4-112
Inter-vehicle distance recognition
Distance & Speed Alert (DSA)
........................................ page 4-119
4-96
*Some models.
When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Pre-Crash Safety Technology
sent from the radar sensor. The
following systems use the front radar
Pre-crash safety technology is designed
sensor.
to assist the driver in averting collisions
or reducing their severity in situations
Distance & Speed Alert (DSA)
where they cannot be avoided.
Mazda Radar Cruise Control
(MRCC)
Collision damage reduction
Mazda Radar Cruise Control with
Smart Brake Support (SBS)
Stop & Go function (MRCC with
........................................ page 4-169
Stop & Go function)
Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)
Camera and Sensors
Smart Brake Support (SBS) forward
drive detection
Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
The front radar sensor is mounted
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
behind the radiator grille.
detects lane indications and recognizes
Refer to Front Radar Sensor on page
headlights, taillights and city lights
4-216.
during nighttime driving. In addition, it
also detects the vehicle ahead,
Front side radar sensor
pedestrians, or obstructions. The
The front side radar sensors detects
following systems use the Forward
radio waves reflected off a vehicle
Sensing Camera (FSC).
ahead sent from the radar sensor. The
High Beam Control system (HBC)
following systems use the front side
Lane Departure Warning System
radar sensor.
(LDWS)
Front Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA)
Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)
Distance & Speed Alert (DSA)
The front side radar sensors are
Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
installed inside the front bumper, one
Mazda Radar Cruise Control
on the left side and one on the right
(MRCC)
side.
Mazda Radar Cruise Control with
Refer to Front Side Radar Sensor on
Stop & Go function (MRCC with
page 4-219.
Stop & Go function)
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)
Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)
Smart Brake Support (SBS) forward
drive detection
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) is
installed at the top of the windshield
near the rearview mirror.
Refer to Forward Sensing Camera
(FSC) on page 4-212.
Front radar sensor
The front radar sensor detects radio
waves reflected off a vehicle ahead
4-97
When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Rear side radar sensor
Driver monitoring camera
The rear side radar sensors emit radio
The driver monitoring camera detects
waves and detect the radio waves
changes in the driver's facial features
reflected off a vehicle approaching
and estimates the amount of
from the rear or an obstruction. The
accumulated fatigue and sleepiness of
following systems use the rear side
the driver. The following systems use
radar sensor.
the driver monitoring camera.
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
Driver Monitoring (DM)
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
The driver monitoring camera is
Smart Brake Support (SBS) reverse
mounted in the center display.
drive detection
Refer to Driver Monitoring Camera on
The rear side radar sensors are installed
page 4-223.
inside the rear bumper, one on the left
i-ACTIVSENSE Status Symbol
side and one on the right side.
(Warning/Risk Avoidance Support
Refer to Rear Side Radar Sensor on
System)*
page 4-220.
The system notifies the driver of any of
Rear/rear corner ultrasonic sensor
the following system status using the
The ultrasonic sensor detects ultrasonic
color or OFF indication of the
waves reflected off obstructions at the
i-ACTIVSENSE status symbol
rear sent from the ultrasonic sensors.
(Warning/risk avoidance support
The following systems use the
system).
ultrasonic sensor.
Lane Departure Warning System
Smart Brake Support (SBS) reverse
(LDWS)
drive detection
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
The ultrasonic sensors are mounted in
Distance & Speed Alert (DSA)
Front Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA)
the rear bumper.
Refer to Rear/Rear corner Ultrasonic
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)
Sensor on page 4-222.
Front camera/side cameras/rear
NOTE
camera
The status of the system turned on
using the personalization feature is
The front camera, side cameras, and
displayed.
rear camera shoot images of the area
surrounding the vehicle. The 360°View
i-ACTIVSENSE status symbol
Monitor uses each camera.
(warning/risk avoidance support
Cameras are installed to the front
system) (white)
bumper, door mirrors, and rear
bumper.
Refer to Front Camera/Side Cameras/
Rear Camera on page 4-222.
4-98
*Some models.
When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
System stand-by status
System warning status
If none of the systems are activated or
If any system warning is activated, the
if there is a problem with the system,
i-ACTIVSENSE status symbol (warning/
the i-ACTIVSENSE status symbol
risk avoidance support system)
(warning/risk avoidance support
(amber) is displayed.
system) (white) is displayed.
i-ACTIVSENSE OFF symbol (warning/
NOTE
risk avoidance support system)
For example, even when the Blind Spot
Monitoring (BSM) is operating
normally, if the Lane Departure
Warning System (LDWS) has a
problem, the i-ACTIVSENSE status
symbol (warning/risk avoidance
System OFF status
support system) (white) is displayed.
If all the systems are canceled using the
i-ACTIVSENSE status symbol
personalization features or the
(warning/risk avoidance support
i-ACTIVSENSE OFF switch, the
system) (green)
i-ACTIVSENSE OFF symbol (Warning/
risk avoidance support system) is
displayed.
System activated status
If any one of the systems is activated,
the i-ACTIVSENSE status symbol
(warning/risk avoidance support
system) (green) is displayed.
NOTE
Even if the i-ACTIVSENSE status symbol
(warning/risk avoidance support
system) (green) is displayed, systems
which do not meet the operation
conditions will not operate.
i-ACTIVSENSE status symbol
(warning/risk avoidance support
system) (amber)
4-99
When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
i-ACTIVSENSE OFF Switch*
However, if the systems are canceled
using the personalization features, the
When the i-ACTIVSENSE OFF switch is
systems are not automatically enabled.
pressed, the following systems are
canceled and the i-ACTIVSENSE OFF
NOTE
symbol (Warning/risk avoidance
You can select systems you want to
support system) in the instrument
cancel using the personalization
cluster is displayed.
features.
Refer to the Settings section in the
Lane Departure Warning System
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
(LDWS)
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
Distance & Speed Alert (DSA)
Front Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA)
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)
i-ACTIVSENSE OFF switch
i-ACTIVSENSE OFF symbol (Warning/
risk avoidance support system)
If the i-ACTIVSENSE OFF switch is
pressed again, the systems return to
their original operation status and the
i-ACTIVSENSE OFF symbol (Warning/
risk avoidance support system) turns
off.
If the ignition is switched OFF while
you have canceled the systems using
the i-ACTIVSENSE OFF switch, the
systems are automatically enabled the
next time the ignition is switched ON.
4-100 *Some models.
When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
Adaptive Front Lighting
High Beam Control
System (AFS)*
System (HBC)*
Adaptive Front Lighting System
High Beam Control System (HBC)
(AFS)
The HBC determines the conditions in
The adaptive front lighting system
front of the vehicle using the Forward
(AFS) automatically adjusts the
Sensing Camera (FSC) while driving in
headlight beams to the left or right in
darkness to automatically switch the
conjunction with the operation of the
headlights between high and low
steering wheel after the headlights
beams.
have been turned on and the vehicle
Refer to Forward Sensing Camera
speed is about 2 km/h (2 mph) or
(FSC) on page 4-212.
higher.
While driving the vehicle at a speed of
A system malfunction or operation
about 30 km/h (19 mph) or more, the
conditions are indicated by a warning.
headlights are switched to high beams
Refer to Exterior Light Warning
when there are no vehicles ahead or
Indication/Warning Light on page
approaching in the opposite direction.
7-35.
The system switches the headlights to
low beams when one of the following
NOTE
occurs:
The Adaptive Front Lighting System
(AFS) can be switched to on/off using
The system detects a vehicle or the
the personalization function.
headlights/lights of a vehicle
Refer to the Settings section in the
approaching in the opposite
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
direction.
The vehicle is driven on roads lined
with streetlamps or on roads in
well-lit cities and towns.
The vehicle is driven at less than
about 20 km/h (12 mph).
The headlight high-beam indicator
light turns on while the high beams
are on.
1. Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)*1
*Some models.
4-101
When Driving
i-ACTIVSENSE
1
The recognition distance of the Forward
When there is insufficient darkness
Sensing Camera (FSC) varies according to
such as at dawn or dusk.
the surrounding conditions.
When the trunk/luggage
The warning light turns on when the
compartment is loaded with heavy
system has a malfunction.
objects or the rear passenger seats
Refer to High Beam Control System
are occupied.
(HBC) Warning Indication/Warning
When visibility is reduced due to a
Light (Amber) on page 7-35.
vehicle in front of you spraying water
from its tires onto your windshield.
CAUTION
To Operate the System
¾ Do not adjust the vehicle height,
The HBC operates to switch the
modify the headlight units, or
headlights automatically between high
remove the camera, otherwise the
and low beams after the ignition is
system will not operate normally.
switched ON and the headlight switch
¾ Do not rely excessively on the HBC
is in the AUTO and low beam position.
and drive the vehicle while paying
The HBC determines that it is dark
sufficient attention to safety. Switch
based on the brightness of the
the headlights between the high
surrounding area. At the same time,
beams and low beams manually if
the HBC indicator light (green) in the
necessary.
instrument cluster illuminates.
NOTE
The timing in which the system
switches the headlights changes under
the following conditions. If the system
does not switch the headlights
appropriately, manually switch
NOTE
between high and low beams
Operation of the HBC function can be
according to the visibility as well as
disabled.
road and traffic conditions.
Refer to the Settings section in the
When there are sources of light in
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
the area such as streetlamps,
illuminated signboards, and traffic
signals.
When there are reflective objects in
the surrounding area such as
reflective plates and signs.
When visibility is reduced under rain,
snow and foggy conditions.
When driving on roads with sharp
turn or hilly terrain.
When the headlights/rear lamps of
vehicles in front of you or in the
opposite lane are dim or not
illuminated.
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Manual Switching
Lane Departure Warning
Switching to low beams
System (LDWS)*
Switch the headlight switch to the
Lane Departure Warning System
position, or press the high beam
(LDWS)
control switch.
The HBC indicator light (green) turns
The LDWS alerts the driver that the
off.
vehicle may be deviating from its lane.
The system detects the white (yellow)
lines on the traffic lane using the
forward sensing camera (FSC) and if it
determines that the vehicle might be
deviating from its lane, it notifies the
driver by the LDWS.
Refer to Forward Sensing Camera
(FSC) on page 4-212.
Use the LDWS when you drive the
vehicle on roads with white (yellow)
lines.
1. High beam control switch
If the HBC is turned off using the high
beam control switch, press the high
beam control switch again to turn the
HBC back on.
Switching to high beams
Shift the lever to the high beam
position.
The HBC indicator light (green) turns
off and the headlight high-beam
indicator light is illuminated.
1. Forward sensing camera (FSC)
2. Multi-information display
*Some models.
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The surrounding brightness suddenly
WARNING
changes such as when entering or
exiting a tunnel.
Do not rely completely on the LDWS:
Back-light is reflected off the road
¾ The LDWS system is not designed to
surface.
compensate for a driver’s lack of
The road surface is wet and shiny
caution and relying too much on the
after rain, or there are puddles on
system could lead to an accident.
the road.
¾ The functions of the LDWS have
The width of a lane is excessively
limitations. Always stay on course
narrow.
using the steering wheel and drive
The vehicle is driven on roads with
with care.
tight curves.
Heavy luggage is loaded in the
trunk/luggage compartment or on
CAUTION
the rear seat causing the vehicle to
tilt.
Heed the following cautions so that
The vehicle is driven through a fork in
the LDWS can operate normally.
the road or a junction.
¾ Do not modify the vehicle's
The shade of a guardrail parallel to a
suspensions.
white (yellow) lane line is cast on the
¾ Always use tires of the specified type
road.
and size for the front and rear
The illumination of the headlights is
wheels. Consult an Authorized
weakened because of dirt or the
Mazda Dealer for tire replacement.
optical axis is deviated at night.
The road is excessively uneven.
NOTE
The vehicle is shaken after hitting a
The system may not operate normally
road bump.
under the following conditions.
A vehicle in front of your vehicle is
running near a white (yellow) lane
The white (yellow) lane lines are less
line making it less visible.
visible because of dirt or paint
The windshield is dirty or foggy.
flaking.
Strong light is directed from the front
White (yellow) lane lines are less
of the vehicle (such as sunlight, or
visible because of bad weather (rain,
headlights (high-beam) of
fog, or snow).
on-coming vehicles).
The vehicle is driven on a temporary
The vehicle is driven through an
lane or section with a closed lane
intersection or a roundabout.
resulting from construction where
there might be multiple white
(yellow) lane lines, or they are
interrupted.
The camera picks up an obscure line,
such as a temporary line being used
for construction, or because of
shade, unmelted snow, or grooves
filled with water.
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When the System Operates
When temporarily canceling the
system
When the ignition is switched ON, the
i-ACTIVSENSE status symbol (warning/
The LDWS goes on standby in the
risk avoidance support system) (white)
following cases: The LDWS operation
turns on and the system goes on
is automatically restored when the
standby.
system's operation conditions are met.
The system cannot detect white
(yellow) lane lines.
The vehicle speed is less than about
56 km/h (35 mph).
The turn signal lever is operated.
NOTE
The accelerator pedal is depressed.
If the i-ACTIVSENSE status symbol
The steering wheel is operated.
(warning/risk avoidance support
The brake pedal is operated.
system) (white) does not turn on, the
system is canceled using the
The function is temporarily stopped.
i-ACTIVSENSE OFF switch or the
The LDWS stops functioning in the
personalization feature.
following cases:
Operation conditions
The temperature in the forward
sensing camera (FSC) is too high or
When all of the following conditions
too low.
are met, the i-ACTIVSENSE status
The windshield around the forward
symbol (warning/risk avoidance
sensing camera (FSC) is foggy.
support system) on the
The windshield around the forward
multi-information display changes
sensing camera (FSC) is blocked by
from white to green and the system
an obstruction, causing poor forward
becomes operational.
visibility.
The ignition is switched ON.
Strong light (such as sunlight, or
The vehicle speed is about 64 km/h
headlights (high-beam) of
(40 mph) or faster.
on-coming vehicles) is directed at
The system detects white (yellow)
the forward sensing camera (FSC).
lane lines.
NOTE
When the system does not detect a
white (yellow) lane line on one side
only, the system does not operate on
the side that is not being detected.
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System malfunction
NOTE
If there is a problem with the system,
The LDWS settings can be changed.
the i-ACTIVSENSE status symbol
Refer to the Settings section in the
(warning/risk avoidance support
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
system) (white) and the i-ACTIVSENSE
You may not be able to hear the
warning indication/warning light on
LDWS warning sound depending on
the multi-information display turns on
the surrounding conditions such as
and a message is indicated.
outside noise.
Refer to i-ACTIVSENSE Status Symbol
If you set the LDWS to vibrate the
(Warning/Risk Avoidance Support
steering wheel, you may not feel the
System) on page 4-98.
vibrations depending on the road
surface conditions.
LDWS Warning
Canceling the System
If the system determines that the
vehicle may deviate from its lane, a
The LDWS can be set to inoperable.
warning (beep sound, steering wheel
(If only the LDWS is turned off)
vibration) is activated and the direction
Refer to the Settings section in the
in which the system determines that
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
the vehicle may deviate is indicated on
(If the LDWS is turned off by
the multi-information display.
operating the i-ACTIVSENSE OFF
switch)
Refer to i-ACTIVSENSE OFF Switch
on page 4-100.
NOTE
If the ignition is switched OFF while
you have canceled the system using the
i-ACTIVSENSE OFF switch, the system
is automatically enabled the next time
the ignition is switched ON. However,
if the system is canceled using the
personalization features, the system is
not automatically enabled.
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The detection area on this system
Blind Spot Monitoring
covers the driving lanes on both sides
(BSM)*
of the vehicle and from the rear part of
the front doors to about 50 m (164 ft)
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
behind the vehicle.
The BSM is designed to assist the driver
in checking the area to the rear of the
vehicle on both sides during lane
changes by notifying the driver of the
presence of vehicles approaching from
the rear in an adjacent lane.
BSM operation
The BSM detects vehicles approaching
from the rear while traveling in the
1. Your vehicle
forward direction at a speed of 10
2. Detection areas
km/h (6.3 mph) or faster and notifies
the driver by turning on the BSM
WARNING
warning indicator light and displaying
the vehicle detection screen.
Always check the surrounding area
If the turn signal lever is operated to
visually before making an actual lane
signal a turn in the direction in which
change:
the BSM warning indicator light is
The system is only designed to assist
illuminated while the approaching
you in checking for vehicles at your rear
vehicle is detected, the BSM notifies
when making a lane change. Due to
the driver of possible danger flashing
certain limitations with the operation
on the BSM warning indicator light,
of this system, the BSM warning
and by activating the warning sound
indicator light, the warning sound and
and the warning screen indicator
the warning screen indicator display
display.
may not activate or they might be
delayed even though a vehicle is in an
adjacent driving lane. Always make it
your responsibility as a driver to check
the rear.
NOTE
The BSM will operate when all of the
following conditions are met:
The ignition is switched ON.
The i-ACTIVSENSE warning
indication/warning light in the
instrument cluster is turned off.
The vehicle speed is about 10
km/h (6.3 mph) or faster.
*Some models.
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The BSM will not operate under the
The rear bumper around the rear
following circumstances.
side radar sensor is deformed.
Radio wave interference from a
The vehicle speed falls below
radar sensor equipped on a nearby
about 10 km/h (6.3 mph) even
vehicle.
though the i-ACTIVSENSE warning
The approaching vehicle is any of
indication/warning light is turned
the following shapes.
off.
a) The size of the vehicle body is
The shift lever (manual
extremely small.
transmission)/selector lever
b) The vehicle height is extremely
(automatic transmission) is shifted
low or high.
to reverse (R) and the vehicle is
c) A special type of vehicle with a
reversing.
complex shape.
The turning radius is small (making
A vehicle is in the detection area at
a sharp turn, turning at
the rear in an adjacent driving lane
intersections).
but it does not approach. The BSM
In the following cases, the
determines the condition based on
i-ACTIVSENSE warning indication/
radar detection data.
warning light turns on and operation
A vehicle is traveling alongside
of the system is stopped. If the
your vehicle at nearly the same
i-ACTIVSENSE warning indication/
speed for an extended period of
warning light remains illuminated,
time.
have the vehicle inspected at an
Vehicles approaching in the
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
opposite direction.
possible.
A vehicle in an adjacent driving
Some problem with the system
lane is attempting to pass your
including the BSM warning
vehicle.
indicator lights is detected.
A vehicle is in an adjacent lane on
A large deviation in the installation
a road with extremely wide driving
position of a rear side radar sensor
lanes. The detection area of the
on the vehicle has occurred.
rear side radar sensor is set at the
There is a large accumulation of
road width of expressways.
snow or ice on the rear bumper
In the following case, the flashing of
near a rear side radar sensor.
the BSM warning indicator light, and
Remove any snow, ice or mud on
the activation of the warning sound
the rear bumper.
and the warning screen indicator
Driving on snow-covered roads for
display may not occur or they may be
long periods.
delayed.
The temperature near the rear side
A vehicle makes a lane change
radar sensor becomes extremely
from a driving lane two lanes over
hot due to driving for long periods
to an adjacent lane.
on slopes during the summer.
Driving on steep slopes.
The battery voltage has decreased.
Crossing the summit of a hill or
Under the following conditions, the
mountain pass.
rear side radar sensor cannot detect
target objects or it may be difficult to
detect them.
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When there is a difference in the
1. Places where the width between
height between your driving lane
guardrails or walls on each side of
and the adjacent lane.
the vehicle narrows.
Directly after the BSM system
becomes operable by changing the
setting.
If the road width is extremely
narrow, vehicles two lanes over may
be detected. The detection area of
the rear side radar sensor is set
according to the road width of
expressways.
The BSM warning indicator light may
turn on and the vehicle detection
screen may be displayed in the
display in reaction to stationary
objects (guardrails, tunnels,
sidewalls, and parked vehicles) on
the road or the roadside.
1. The walls at the entrance and
exits of tunnels, turnouts.
A BSM warning indicator light may
flash or the warning beep may be
1.
Objects such as guardrails and
activated several times when making
concrete walls running alongside
a turn at a city intersection.
the vehicle.
Turn off the BSM while pulling a
trailer or while an accessory such as a
bicycle carrier is installed to the rear
of the vehicle. Otherwise, the radar’s
radio waves will be blocked causing
the system to not operate normally.
In the following cases, it may be
difficult to view the illumination/
flashing of the BSM warning
indicator lights equipped on the
door mirrors.
Snow or ice is adhering to the door
mirrors.
The front door glass is fogged or
covered in snow, frost or dirt.
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The rear side radar sensor of the BSM
When the ignition is switched ON, the
may be regulated under the radio
warning indicator light turns on
wave related laws of the country
momentarily and then turns off after a
where the vehicle is driven. If this
few seconds.
system is used abroad, it may be
Function for canceling illumination
necessary to turn off the system.
dimmer
Refer to Rear Side Radar Sensor on
page 4-220.
If the BSM warning indicator lights turn
The system switches to the Rear
on when the parking lights are turned
Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) function
on, the brightness of the BSM warning
when the shift lever (manual
indicator lights is dimmed.
transmission) or the selector lever
If the BSM warning indicator lights are
(automatic transmission) is shifted to
difficult to see due to glare from
the reverse (R) position.
surrounding brightness when traveling
Refer to Rear Cross Traffic Alert
on snow-covered roads or under foggy
(RCTA) on page 4-127.
conditions, press the dimmer
cancellation button to cancel the
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
dimmer and increase the brightness of
Warning Indicator Lights/Display
BSM warning indicator lights when
Indicator/Blind Spot Monitoring
they turn on.
(BSM) Warning Beep
Refer to Dashboard Illumination on
The BSM system notifies the driver of
page 4-24.
the presence of vehicles in adjacent
Display indicator
lanes or at the rear of the vehicle using
the BSM warning indicator light, the
The detected approaching vehicle and
warning sound and the display
warning are displayed in the
indicator while the systems are
multi-information display and active
operational.
driving display (vehicles with active
driving display).
BSM warning indicator lights
Multi-information Display
The BSM warning indicator lights are
equipped on the left and right door
mirrors. The warning indicator lights
turn on when a vehicle approaching
from the rear in an adjacent lane is
detected.
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Active Driving Display (vehicles with
active driving display)
The detected direction is displayed
with a detection indicator (white)
when an approaching vehicle is
detected. In addition, if the turn signal
lever is operated to signal a lane
change while the vehicle is detected,
the display changes the color (amber)
of the warning indicator.
BSM warning beep
The BSM warning beep is activated
simultaneously with the flashing of a
BSM warning indicator light.
Canceling Operation of Blind Spot
Monitoring (BSM)
The BSM system can be set to
inoperable.
(If only the BSM is turned off)
Refer to the Settings section in the
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
(If the BSM is turned off by
operating the i-ACTIVSENSE OFF
switch)
Refer to i-ACTIVSENSE OFF Switch
on page 4-100.
NOTE
If the ignition is switched OFF while
you have canceled the system using the
i-ACTIVSENSE OFF switch, the system
is automatically enabled the next time
the ignition is switched ON. However,
if the system is canceled using the
personalization features, the system is
not automatically enabled.
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Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)*
Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)
The TSR helps prevent the driver from overlooking traffic signs, and provides support
for safer driving by displaying traffic signs on the active driving display/instrument
cluster which are recognized by the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) or recorded in
the navigation system while the vehicle is driven.
The TSR displays the speed limit (including auxiliary signs), do not enter, and traffic
stop signs.
If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit sign indicated in the active driving
display/instrument cluster while the vehicle is driven, the system notifies the driver
using the indication in the active driving display/instrument cluster and a warning
sound.
Speed limit and do not enter signs
1. Sign recognized
2. Sign displayed
3. Active driving display indication
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4. Instrument cluster
5. Basic display
6. i-ACTIVSENSE display
7. Recognized speed limit indication color changes.
Stop sign
1. Sign recognized and displayed at same time
2. Active driving display indication
3. Instrument cluster
WARNING
Always check the traffic signs visually while driving:
The TSR helps prevent the driver from overlooking traffic signs and provides support
for safer driving. Depending on the weather conditions or problems with traffic
signs, a traffic sign may not be recognized or a traffic sign different from the actual
traffic sign may be displayed. Always make it your responsibility as a driver to check
the actual traffic signs. Otherwise, it could result in an accident.
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NOTE
The TSR is not supported in some countries or regions. For information concerning
the supported countries or regions, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
The TSR operates only if the navigation system SD card (Mazda genuine) is
inserted in the SD card slot. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer for details.
The TSR does not operate if there is a malfunction in the Forward Sensing Camera
(FSC).
Under the following conditions, the TSR may not operate normally.
An object placed on the dashboard is reflected in the windshield and picked up
by the camera.
Heavy luggage is loaded in the luggage compartment or on the rear seat and the
vehicle is tilted.
The tire pressures are not adjusted to the specified pressure.
Tires other than standard tires are equipped.
The vehicle is driven on the ramp and surrounding area to or from a rest area or
a tollgate on a highway.
When surrounding brightness suddenly changes such as when entering or exiting
a tunnel.
The illumination of the headlights is weakened because of dirt or the optical axis
is deviated.
The windshield is dirty or foggy.
The windshield and camera are fogged (water droplets).
Strong light is directed at the front of the vehicle (such as backlight or high-beam
headlights of on-coming vehicles).
The vehicle is making a sharp turn.
Strong light reflects off the road.
A traffic sign is in a position which makes it difficult to reflect the light from the
vehicle's headlights, such as when the vehicle is driven at night or in a tunnel.
The vehicle is driven under weather conditions such as rain, fog, or snow.
The stored map data for the navigation system is not current.
A traffic sign is obscured by mud or snow.
A traffic sign is concealed by trees or a vehicle.
A traffic sign is partially shaded.
A traffic sign is bent or warped.
A traffic sign is too low or too high.
A traffic sign is too bright or too dark (including electronic traffic signs).
A traffic sign is too big or too small.
There is an object similar to the traffic sign being read (such as another traffic
sign or other signs resembling it).
The TSR can be set to invisible on the active driving display.
Refer to the Settings section in the Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
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Traffic Sign Display Indication
The speed limit sign stored in the
navigation system is not read
The following traffic signs are displayed
within a certain period of time (if
on the active driving display/
the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
instrument cluster.
does not recognize a speed limit
Speed limit signs
sign, the speed limit sign stored in
the navigation system is displayed).
The vehicle speed exceeds the
Do not enter signs
displayed speed limit sign by 30
km/h (19 mph) or more after a
certain period of time has elapsed
since the speed limit sign was
Stop signs
displayed. (Except when there is
information for the speed limit sign
in the navigation system)
NOTE
Do not enter signs
Speed limit signs
A do not enter sign is displayed
When the vehicle speed is about 1
when all of the following conditions
km/h (0.6 mph) or faster, the speed
are met.
limit sign is displayed when any one
The vehicle speed is about 60
of the following conditions are met.
km/h (37 mph) or slower.
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
recognizes a speed limit sign as a
recognizes a do not enter sign as a
sign targeted for your vehicle and
sign targeted for your vehicle and
the vehicle passes it.
the vehicle passes it.
The speed limit sign stored in the
When the Forward Sensing Camera
navigation system is read.
(FSC) recognizes the do not enter
In the following cases, display of the
sign and a certain period of time has
speed limit sign stops.
elapsed since the vehicle passed the
sign, display of the do not enter sign
Each sensor determines that the
stops.
vehicle has changed direction of
travel.
Stop sign
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
A stop sign is displayed when all of
recognizes a new speed limit sign
the following conditions are met:
which differs from the previous
one (displays the new speed limit
The vehicle speed is about 65
sign).
km/h (40 mph) or slower.
The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
recognizes a stop sign as a sign
targeted for your vehicle.
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When a certain period of time has
elapsed since the stop sign was
displayed, display of the stop sign
stops.
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Excessive Speed Warning
If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit sign displayed in the active driving
display/instrument cluster, the area around the speed limit sign flashes in amber and
the warning sound is activated at the same time. If the vehicle speed continues to
exceed the displayed speed limit sign, the indication stops flashing and remains on.
Check the surrounding conditions and adjust the vehicle speed to the legal speed
using the appropriate operation such as depressing the brake pedal.
1. Vehicle is doing 55 mph when 50 mph speed limit sign is recognized.
2. Vehicle continues to do 55 mph after 50 mph speed limit sign is recognized.
3. Active driving display indication
4. Instrument cluster
The excessive speed warning is initially set to inoperable. If you want to activate the
excessive speed warning, change the setting in the personalization features. In
addition, the warning pattern and the warning activation timing differ depending on
the setting contents.
Refer to the Settings section in the Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
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