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When Driving
Switches and Controls
NOTE
CAUTION
Switching the auto-wiper lever from the
¾ Do not shade the rain sensor by adhering
OFF to the AUTO position while driving
a sticker or a label on the windshield.
activates the windshield wipers once,
Otherwise the rain sensor will not
after which they operate according to
operate correctly.
the rainfall amount.
The auto-wiper control may not operate
when the rain sensor temperature is
about 10 °C (14 °F) or lower, or
about 85 °C (185 °F) or higher.
If the windshield is coated with water
repellent, the rain sensor may not be
able to sense the amount of rainfall
correctly and the auto-wiper control
may not operate properly.
If dirt or foreign matter (such as ice or
matter containing salt water) adheres to
the windshield above the rain sensor, or
¾ When the ignition is switched ON and
if the windshield is iced, it could cause
the wiper lever is in the AUTO position,
the wipers to move automatically.
the windshield wipers may operate
However, if the wipers cannot remove
automatically in the following cases:
this ice, dirt or foreign matter, the
¾ The area of the windshield above the
auto-wiper control will stop operation.
rain sensor is touched or wiped with a
In this case, set the wiper lever to the
cloth.
low speed position or high speed
¾ The windshield or the rain sensor area
position for manual operation, or
in the cabin is hit.
remove the ice, dirt or foreign matter by
hand to restore the auto-wiper
When the ignition is switched ON and
operation.
the wiper lever is in the AUTO position,
If the auto-wiper lever is left in the
do not touch the windshield or the
AUTO position, the wipers could
windshield wipers Otherwise, the
operate automatically from the effect of
windshield wipers will operate
strong light sources, electromagnetic
automatically which could catch your
waves, or infrared light because the rain
fingers or damage the windshield wipers.
sensor uses an optical sensor. It is
When removing ice or snow, or cleaning
recommended that the auto-wiper lever
the windshield, always make sure the
be switched to the OFF position other
wiper lever is in the OFF position.
than when driving the vehicle under
rainy conditions.
(With auto-wiper control (Except
Canada))
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
If the headlight switch and the
Rear Window Wiper and
windshield wiper switch are in AUTO,
and the wipers are operated at low or
Washer
high speed by the auto wiper control for
The ignition must be switched ON to use
several seconds, bad weather conditions
the wiper.
are determined and the headlights may
be turned on.
Rear Window Wiper
The auto-wiper control functions can be
turned off. Refer to the Settings section
in the Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
Windshield Washer
Pull the lever toward you and hold it to
spray washer fluid.
OFF
Washer
Turn the wiper on by turning the rear
wiper/washer switch.
Switch Posi-
Wiper operation
tion
OFF
Stop
NOTE
INT
Intermittent
If the windshield washer is turned on when
ON
Normal
the windshield wipers are not operating,
the windshield wipers operate a few times.
Rear Window Washer
If the washer does not work, inspect the
To spray washer fluid, turn the rear wiper/
fluid level (page 6-24). If the fluid level
washer switch to either of the position.
is normal, consult an Authorized Mazda
After the switch is released, the washer
Dealer.
will stop.
If the washer does not work, inspect the
fluid level (page 6-24). If the fluid level
is normal and the washer still does not
work, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
NOTE
Rear Window Defogger
This defogger is not designed for
The rear window defogger clears fog from
melting snow. If there is an
the rear window.
accumulation of snow on the rear
window, remove it before using the
The ignition must be switched ON to use
defogger.
the defogger.
The rear window defogger setting can
be changed. After changing the setting,
Press the switch to turn on the rear
the rear window defogger stops
window defogger. The rear window
automatically after 15 minutes have
defogger operates for about 15 minutes
elapsed and when the ambient
and then turns off automatically.
temperature is high. When the ambient
The indicator light illuminates when the
temperature is low, it continues to
defogger is operating.
operate until the switch is pressed
again.
To turn off the rear window defogger
Refer to the Settings section in the
before the 15 minutes has elapsed, press
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
the switch again.
Mirror Defogger*
Indicator light
The mirror defoggers defrost the outside
mirrors.
The mirror defoggers operate in
conjunction with the rear window
defogger.
To turn on the mirror defoggers, switch the
ignition ON and press the rear window
defogger switch (page 4-70).
Indicator light
CAUTION
¾ Do not use sharp instruments or window
cleaners with abrasives to clean the
inside of the rear window surface. They
may damage the defogger grid inside the
window.
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*Some models.
When Driving
Switches and Controls
Windshield Wiper De-icer*
Horn
The thermal filaments at the following
To sound the horn, press the
mark on
positions heat up and facilitate the removal
the steering wheel.
of snow accumulated on the windshield.
The windshield wiper de-icer operates in
conjunction with the rear window
defogger.
To turn on the windshield wiper de-icer,
switch the ignition ON and press the rear
window defogger switch (page 4-70).
Indicator light
*Some models.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
Hazard Warning Flasher
HomeLink Wireless
The hazard warning lights should always
Control System (Type A)*
be used when you stop on or near a
roadway in an emergency.
NOTE
HomeLink and HomeLink house icon are
registered trademarks of Gentex
Corporation.
The HomeLink system replaces up to 3
hand-held transmitters with a single
built-in component in the auto-dimming
mirror. Pressing the HomeLink button on
the auto-dimming mirror activates garage
doors, gates and other devices surrounding
your home.
Indicator light
The hazard warning lights warn other
drivers that your vehicle is a traffic hazard
and that they must take extreme caution
when near it.
Depress the hazard warning flasher and all
HomeLink button
the turn signals will flash. The hazard
warning indicator lights in the instrument
cluster flash simultaneously.
WARNING
NOTE
Do not use the HomeLink system with any
The turn signals do not work when the
garage door opener that lacks the safety
hazard warning lights are on.
stop and reverse feature:
Check local regulations about the use of
Using the HomeLink system with any
hazard warning lights while the vehicle
garage door opener that lacks the safety
is being towed to verify that it is not in
stop and reverse feature as required by
violation of the law.
federal safety standards is dangerous. (This
includes garage doors manufactured
before April 1, 1982.)
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*Some models.
When Driving
Switches and Controls
Using these garage door openers can
Programming the HomeLink
increase the risk of serious injury or death.
System
For further information, contact HomeLink
at 1-800-355-3515 or www.homelink.com
CAUTION
or an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
When programming a garage door opener
Always check the areas surrounding
or a gate, disconnect the power to these
garage doors and gates for people or
devices before performing programming.
obstructions before programming or
Continuous operation of the devices could
during operation of the HomeLink system:
damage the motor.
Programming or operating the HomeLink
system without verifying the safety of areas
The HomeLink system provides 3 buttons
surrounding garage doors and gates is
which can be individually selected and
dangerous and could result in an
programmed using the transmitters for
unexpected accident and serious injury if
current, on-market devices as follows:
someone were to be hit.
1.
Disconnect the power to the garage
door opener or gate programmed to the
NOTE
hand-held transmitter.
The programming will not be erased even
2.
Position the end of your hand-held
if the battery is disconnected.
transmitter 2.5―7.5 cm (1―3 inches)
away from the HomeLink button you
Pre-programming the HomeLink
wish to program while keeping the
System
indicator light in view.
3.
Simultaneously press and hold both the
NOTE
chosen HomeLink and hand-held
It is recommended that a new battery be
transmitter buttons. Do not release the
placed in the hand-held transmitter of the
buttons until step 3 has been
device being programmed to HomeLink
completed.
for quicker training and accurate
transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
NOTE
Some gate operators and garage door
Verify that there is a remote control
openers may require you to replace
transmitter available for the device you
this Programming Step 2 with
would like to program.
procedures noted in the “Gate
Disconnect the power to the device.
Operator/Canadian Programming”
section.
4.
After the HomeLink indicator light
changes from a slow to a rapidly
blinking light, release both the
HomeLink and hand-held transmitter
buttons.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
NOTE
of the button may vary by
If the HomeLink indicator light does
manufacturer.)
not change to a rapidly blinking light,
NOTE
contact HomeLink at
Complete the programming within 30
seconds.
1-800-355-3515 for assistance.
9. Return to the vehicle and firmly press,
5.
Connect the power to the garage door
hold for two seconds and release the
opener or gate programmed to the
programmed HomeLink button. Repeat
hand-held transmitter.
the “press/hold/release” sequence a
6.
Firmly press and hold the programmed
second time, and, depending on the
HomeLink button for five seconds, and
brand of the garage door opener (or
then release it. Perform this operation
other rolling code equipped device),
two times to activate the door or gate.
repeat this sequence a third time to
If the door or gate does not activate,
complete the programming process.
press and hold the just-trained
HomeLink should now activate your
HomeLink button and observe the
rolling code equipped device.
indicator light.
If the indicator light stays on
NOTE
constantly, programming is complete
To program the remaining two HomeLink
and your device should activate when
buttons, begin with “Programming”
the HomeLink button is pressed and
step 1
released.
For questions or comments, please contact
NOTE
HomeLink at www.homelink.com or
To program the remaining two
1-800-355-3515.
HomeLink buttons, begin with
Gate operator/Canadian
“Programming”― step 1
Programming
If the indicator light blinks rapidly for
Canadian radio-frequency laws require
two seconds and then turns to a
transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit)
constant light, continue with
after several seconds of transmission ―
“Programming” steps 7―9 to
which may not be long enough for
complete the programming of a rolling
HomeLink to pick up the signal during
code equipped device (most commonly
programming. Similar to this Canadian
a garage door opener).
law, some U.S. gate operators are designed
7.
At the garage door opener receiver
to “time-out” in the same manner.
(motor-head unit) in the garage, locate
the “learn” or “smart” button. This can
If you live in Canada or you are having
usually be found where the hanging
difficulties programming a gate operator
antenna wire is attached to the
by using the “Programming” procedures
motor-head unit.
(regardless of where you live), replace
8.
Firmly press and release the “learn” or
“smart” button. (The name and color
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
“Programming HomeLink” step 3 with
the auto-dimming mirror until the
the following:
HomeLink indicator light begins to flash
after approximately 10 seconds.
NOTE
Verify that the programming has been
If programming a garage door opener or
erased when you resell the vehicle.
gate operator, it is advised to unplug the
device during the “cycling” process to
prevent possible overheating.
Continue to press and hold the HomeLink
button while you press and release ―
every two seconds (“cycle”) your
hand-held transmitter until the frequency
signal has successfully been accepted by
HomeLink. (The indicator light will flash
slowly and then rapidly.)
Proceed with “Programming” step 4 to
complete.
Operating the HomeLink System
Press the programmed HomeLink button
to operate a programmed device. The code
will continue being transmitted for a
maximum of 20 seconds.
Reprogramming the HomeLink
system
To program a device to HomeLink using a
HomeLink button previously trained,
follow these steps:
1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink
button. DO NOT release the button.
2. The indicator light will begin to flash
after 20 seconds. Without releasing the
HomeLink button, proceed with
“Programming” - step 1.
Erasing Programmed HomeLink
Buttons
To erase the existing programming from
all three operating channels, press and
hold the two outside buttons (
,
) on
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
Always check the areas surrounding
HomeLink Wireless
garage doors and gates for people or
Control System (Type B)*
obstructions before programming or
during operation of the HomeLink system:
NOTE
Programming or operating the HomeLink
HomeLink and HomeLink house are
system without verifying the safety of areas
registered trademarks of Gentex
surrounding garage doors and gates is
Corporation.
dangerous and could result in an
unexpected accident and serious injury if
The HomeLink system replaces up to 3
someone were to be hit.
hand-held transmitters with a single
built-in component in the auto-dimming
NOTE
mirror. Pressing the HomeLink button on
The programming will not be erased even
the auto-dimming mirror activates garage
if the battery is disconnected.
doors, gates and other devices surrounding
your home.
Pre-programming the HomeLink
System
Indicator Light
NOTE
It is recommended that a new battery be
placed in the hand-held transmitter of the
device being programmed to HomeLink
for quicker training and accurate
HomeLink button
transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
Verify that there is a remote control
WARNING
transmitter available for the device you
would like to program.
Do not use the HomeLink system with any
garage door opener that lacks the safety
Programming the HomeLink
System
stop and reverse feature:
Using the HomeLink system with any
The HomeLink system provides 3 buttons
garage door opener that lacks the safety
which can be individually selected and
stop and reverse feature as required by
programmed using the transmitters for
federal safety standards is dangerous. (This
current, on-market devices as follows:
includes garage doors manufactured
1. Press and release the HomeLink button
before April 1, 1982.)
you would like to program. The
Using these garage door openers can
increase the risk of serious injury or death.
For further information, contact HomeLink
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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*Some models.
When Driving
Switches and Controls
indicator light flashes slowly in amber
two seconds have passed. Repeat
when the button is pressed.
this process up to three times to
Indicator Light
complete the programming. The
device becomes operational and
programming is complete. If the
device does not operate, go to the
next step.
5.
At the garage door opener receiver
HomeLink button
(motor-head unit) in the garage, locate
2.
Hold the hand-held transmitter 2.5 to
the “learn” or “smart” button. This can
7.5 cm (1 to 3 in) away from the
usually be found where the hanging
HomeLink button you would like to
antenna wire is attached to the
program while keeping the indicator
motor-head unit.
light in view.
6.
Firmly press and release the “learn” or
“smart” button. (The name and color
NOTE
of the button may vary by
Depending on the hand-held
manufacturer.)
transmitter, it may be easier to do the
programming by holding it 15 to 20 cm
NOTE
(6 to 7.8 in) away from the HomeLink
Complete the programming within 30
button.
seconds.
3.
Press the hand-held transmitter button
7.
Return to the vehicle and firmly press
continuously until the indicator light
and hold the Homelink button, and
changes from amber (flashing) to
then release it after two seconds have
green (on/flashing).
passed. Repeat the “press/hold/
release” sequence a second time, and,
NOTE
depending on the brand of the garage
Some gate operators and garage door
door opener (or other rolling code
openers may require you to replace
equipped device), repeat this sequence
this Programming Step 3 with
a third time to complete the
procedures noted in the “Gate
programming process.
Operator/Canadian Programming”
Press the programmed HomeLink
section.
button and make sure that the
4.
Press the HomeLink button again to
HomeLink System operates.
check if the programming has been
8.
If the status indicator arrows are
completed.
flashing, refer to Garage Door
If the indicator light remains on in
Two-Way Communication.
green, the programming is complete
Indicator Light
and the device becomes operational.
If the indicator light flashes rapidly
in green, firmly press and hold the
Homelink button and release it after
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
NOTE
repeatedly until the indicator light changes
To program the remaining two HomeLink
from amber to green.
buttons, go back to Step 1 of
Go back to Step 4 of Programming the
Programming the HomeLink System and
HomeLink System to complete the
repeat the procedure.
procedure.
For questions or comments, please contact
Operating the HomeLink System
HomeLink at www.homelink.com or
Press the programmed HomeLink button
to operate a programmed device.
the HomeLink toll-free hotline at
1-800-355-3515 (for calls placed outside
Reprogramming the HomeLink
of the USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico,
system
international rates will apply and may
To program a device to HomeLink using a
differ based on landline or mobile phone).
HomeLink button previously trained,
Gate operator/Canadian
follow these steps:
Programming
1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink
button. DO NOT release the button.
Canadian radio-frequency laws require
2. After 20 seconds, the indicator light
transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit)
flashes in amber. After the indicator
after several seconds of transmission ―
light flashes, release the HomeLink
which may not be long enough for
button.
HomeLink to pick up the signal during
3. Go back to Step 2 of Programming the
programming. Similar to this Canadian
HomeLink System to complete the
law, some U.S. gate operators are designed
procedure.
to “time-out” in the same manner.
NOTE
If you live in Canada or are having
If the programming has not been
difficulties programming a gate operator
completed, the system returns to the
by using the programming procedures
previous programming.
(regardless of where you live), replace
Erasing Programmed HomeLink
Step 3 of Programming the HomeLink
Buttons
System with the following:
NOTE
NOTE
If programming a garage door opener or
All of the programmed HomeLink
gate operator, it is advised to unplug the
buttons are reset. Individual buttons
device during the “cycling” process to
cannot be reset, however, individual
prevent possible overheating.
buttons can be reprogrammed. For
While the indicator light is flashing in
individual button reprogramming, refer
amber, press the button on the hand-held
to Reprogramming the HomeLink
transmitter for 2 seconds and release it
System (page 4-78).
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
Verify that the programming has been
additional HomeLink information and
erased if you resell the vehicle.
programming videos, refer to the
following Websites:
1. Press the two outer HomeLink buttons
continuously at the same time until the
indicator light flashes.
Operating the garage door two-way
communication
By pressing HomeLink buttons 1 and 2 at
the same time for two seconds, the status
of the garage door is indicated for about 3
HomeLink button 3
seconds as follows:
HomeLink button 1
2. Stop pressing the HomeLink buttons.
Garage Door Two-Way
Communication
HomeLink button 2
The garage door two-way communication
HomeLink button 1
is a function that communicates with the
Garage door
garage door opener and indicates whether
Indicator light
status
the garages door is open or closed using
Amber flashes
the indicator lights in the rear view mirror.
Closing
It can indicate the status of the garage door
within a range up-to 250 m (820 ft).
Amber flashes
NOTE
Opening
The communication range may shorten
depending on obstructions.
Green turns on
Programming two-way communication
Closed
Within five seconds after programming a
new HomeLink button, both of the garage
Green turns on
door status indicator lights will flash
Opened
rapidly in green indicating that the garage
door two-way communication has been
established. If the garage door status
NOTE
indicator lights flash, the two-way
The programming will not be erased even
communication programming is complete.
if the battery is disconnected.
If the garage door status indicator lights do
not flash, the two-way communication
programming is not completed. For
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When Driving
Brake
Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.
Brake System
Increased stopping distance or the vehicle
Foot Brake
pulling to one side when braking could
result in a serious accident. Light braking
This vehicle has power-assisted brakes
will indicate whether the brakes have been
that adjust automatically through normal
affected.
use.
Should power-assist fail, you can stop by
CAUTION
applying greater force than normal to the
¾ Do not drive with your foot held on the
brake pedal. But the distance required to
brake pedal. Doing so could result in the
stop will be greater than usual.
following:
WARNING
¾ The brake parts will wear out more
quickly.
Do not coast with the engine stalled or
¾ The brakes can overheat and adversely
turned off, find a safe place to stop:
affect brake performance.
Coasting with the engine stalled or turned
¾ Always depress the brake pedal with the
off is dangerous. Braking will require more
right foot. Applying the brakes with the
effort, and the brake's power-assist could
unaccustomed left foot could slow your
be depleted if you pump the brake. This will
reaction time to an emergency situation
cause longer stopping distances or even an
resulting in insufficient braking
accident.
operation.
Shift to a lower gear when going down
steep hills:
Driving with your foot continuously on the
brake pedal or steadily applying the brakes
for long distances is dangerous. This causes
overheated brakes, resulting in longer
stopping distances or even total brake
failure. This could cause loss of vehicle
control and a serious accident. Avoid
¾ Wear shoes appropriate for driving in
continuous application of the brakes.
order to avoid your shoe contacting the
brake pedal when depressing the
Dry off brakes that have become wet by
accelerator pedal.
driving slowly, releasing the accelerator
pedal and lightly applying the brakes
Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
several times until the brake performance
The EPB equipment applies the parking
returns to normal:
brake using an electric motor. When the
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When Driving
Brake
parking brake is applied, the EPB switch
If the EPB is not used for long periods,
indicator light turns on.
an automatic inspection of the system is
performed while the vehicle is parked.
Indicator light
An operation sound can be heard,
however, this does not indicate a
problem.
When the parking brake is applied and
the ignition is switched OFF, an
operation sound can be heard, however,
this does not indicate a problem.
The brake pedal may move while the
parking brake is being applied or
released, however, this does not indicate
a problem.
WARNING
If the EPB switch is continually pulled
while driving the vehicle, the parking
Do not drive the vehicle with the parking
brake will be applied and the EPB
brake applied:
warning beep will be activated. When
If the vehicle is driven with the parking
the switch is released, the parking brake
brake applied, the brake parts may
is released and the beep stops.
generate heat and the brake system may
If the parking brake is applied with the
not operate, leading to an accident.
ignition switched off or in ACC, the
Before driving, release the parking brake
brake system warning light in the
and verify that the brake system warning
instrument cluster and the indicator
light is turned off.
light in the switch may turn on for 15
seconds.
NOTE
When running the vehicle through an
automatic car wash, it may be necessary
The parking brake cannot be applied or
to switch the ignition off with the
released while the vehicle battery is
parking brake released depending on
dead.
the type of automatic car wash.
If the EPB is repeatedly applied and
released it may stop operating to
When applying the parking brake
prevent overheating of the motor. If this
The parking brake can be applied
occurs, wait approx. 1 minute before
regardless of the ignition switch position.
operating the EPB switch again.
Securely depress the brake pedal and pull
An operation sound occurs when
up the EPB switch.
applying or releasing the parking brake,
The parking brake is applied and the brake
however, this does not indicate a
system warning light and the EPB switch
malfunction.
indicator light turn on.
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When Driving
Brake
Refer to If a Warning Light Turns On or
(Type A instrument cluster)
Flashes on page 7-28.
A message is displayed on the
multi-information display in the
instrument cluster.
Refer to Message Indicated in
Multi-information Display on page 7-43.
(Type B instrument cluster)
A message is displayed on the
multi-information display in the
instrument cluster.
Refer to Message Indicated in
Multi-information Display on page 7-43.
Parking brake automatic release
When releasing the parking brake
If the accelerator pedal is depressed with
The parking brake can be released while
the parking brake applied and all of the
the ignition is switched ON or the engine
following conditions met, the parking
is running. When the parking brake is
brake is released automatically.
released, the brake system warning light
The engine is running.
and the EPB switch indicator light turn
The driver's door is closed.
off.
The driver's seat belt is fastened.
Parking brake manual release
Selector lever is in the D, M, or R
Firmly depress the brake pedal and press
position
the EPB switch.
NOTE
If something such as the driver's foot
contacts the accelerator pedal with the
engine running and the parking brake
applied, the parking brake may be
released automatically. If you do not
intend to drive immediately, shift the
selector lever to the P or N position.
Warning Light
The warning light turns on when the
If the EPB switch is pressed without
system has a malfunction.
depressing the brake pedal, the indicator
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer and
light in the instrument cluster notifies the
Have Vehicle Inspected on page 7-31.
driver that the brake is not depressed.
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When Driving
Brake
Brake Pad Wear Indicator
system provides braking assistance, thus
enhancing braking performance.
When the disc brake pads become worn,
the built-in wear indicators contact the
When the brake pedal is depressed hard or
disc plates. This causes a screeching noise
depressed more quickly, the brakes apply
to warn that the pads should be replaced.
more firmly.
NOTE
When the brake pedal is depressed hard
or depressed more quickly, the pedal
will feel softer but the brakes will apply
more firmly. This is a normal effect of
the brake assist operation and does not
indicate a malfunction.
When the brake pedal is depressed hard
or depressed more quickly, a motor/
When you hear this noise, consult an
pump operation noise may be heard.
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
This is a normal effect of the brake
possible.
assist and does not indicate a
malfunction.
WARNING
The brake assist equipment does not
supersede the functionality of the
Do not drive with worn disc pads:
vehicle's main braking system.
Driving with worn disc pads is dangerous.
The brakes could fail and cause a serious
accident. As soon as you hear a screeching
noise consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
NOTE
In high humidity weather conditions,
brake noises, such as brake squeak or
brake squeal can be heard. It does not
indicate a malfunction.
Brake Assist
During emergency braking situations
when it is necessary to depress the brake
pedal with greater force, the brake assist
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When Driving
Brake
AUTOHOLD
The AUTOHOLD function automatically holds the vehicle stopped, even if you take your
foot off the brake pedal. This function can be best used while stopped in traffic or at a traffic
light. The brakes are released when you start driving the vehicle.
WARNING
Do not rely completely on the AUTOHOLD function:
The AUTOHOLD function is only designed to assist the brake operation while the vehicle is
stopped. Neglecting to operate the brakes and relying only on the AUTOHOLD system is
dangerous and could result in an unexpected accident if the vehicle were to suddenly move.
Operate the brakes appropriately in accordance with the road and surrounding conditions.
Note that the vehicle may move suddenly depending on the vehicle's load or if it is towing
something.
Do not release your foot from the brake pedal while the vehicle is stopped on a steep grade:
Because there is a possibility of the vehicle not being held in the stopped position by the
AUTOHOLD function, the vehicle may move unexpectedly and result in an accident.
Do not use the AUTOHOLD function on slippery roads such as icy or snow-covered roads, or
unpaved roads:
Even if the vehicle is held in the stopped position by the AUTOHOLD function, the vehicle may
move unexpectedly and result in an accident. Operate the accelerator pedal, brakes, or
steering wheel appropriately as necessary.
Immediately depress the brake pedal in the following cases:
Because the AUTOHOLD function is canceled forcibly, the vehicle may move unexpectedly
and result in an accident.
¾ The brake pedal operation demand warning light (red) flashes and the warning sound is
activated at the same time.
(Red)
¾ [Brake Hold Unavailable Depress Brake to Hold Position] is displayed in the
multi-information display and the warning sound is activated at the same time.
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When Driving
Brake
Always apply the parking brake when parking the vehicle:
Not applying the parking brake when parking the vehicle is dangerous as the vehicle may
move unexpectedly and result in an accident. When parking the vehicle, shift the selector
lever to the P position and apply the parking brake.
CAUTION
If you stop operating the accelerator pedal before the vehicle starts moving, the force holding
the vehicle in the stopped position may weaken. Firmly depress the brake pedal or depress the
accelerator pedal to accelerate the vehicle.
NOTE
Under the following conditions, a problem with the AUTOHOLD is occurring. Have your
vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
The brake pedal operation demand warning light (red) in the instrument cluster flashes
and the warning sound is activated for about 5 seconds while the AUTOHOLD is
operating or when you press the AUTOHOLD switch.
A message is indicated on the multi-information display and a warning sound is
activated for about 5 seconds while the AUTOHOLD is operating or when your press
the AUTOHOLD switch.
If you switch the ignition OFF while the AUTOHOLD is operating, the parking brake is
applied automatically to assist you with parking the vehicle.
The AUTOHOLD is canceled when the selector lever is shifted to R position while the
vehicle is on level ground, or facing up a hill or grade (as shown below).
: Driving in reverse (selector lever in R)
Vehicle tilts forward
Level ground
Vehicle tilts rearward
AUTOHOLD :
AUTOHOLD :
AUTOHOLD :
Operates
Does not operate,
Does not operate,
canceled
canceled
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When Driving
Brake
The brake pedal response may change, sound may occur from the brakes, or the brake
pedal could vibrate from the operation of the AUTOHOLD function. However, this does
not indicate a malfunction.
To Turn On AUTOHOLD System
2. The AUTOHOLD active indicator
light in the instrument cluster turns on
Press the AUTOHOLD switch and when
and the brakes are held.
the AUTOHOLD standby indicator light
turns on, the AUTOHOLD function turns
on.
AUTOHOLD standby
indicator light
3. The vehicle is held in its stopped
position even with the brake pedal
released.
NOTE
When all of the following conditions are
met, the AUTOHOLD operates and the
brakes are held.
NOTE
The ignition is switched ON (engine is
When all of the following conditions are
running).
met, the AUTOHOLD standby indicator
The vehicle is stopped.
light turns on when the AUTOHOLD
The brake pedal is being depressed.
switch is pressed and the AUTOHOLD
The AUTOHOLD active indicator light
function turns on.
turns on.
The ignition is switched ON (engine is
The accelerator pedal is not depressed.
running).
The driver's seat belt is fastened.
The driver's seat belt is fastened.
The driver's door is closed.
The driver's door is closed.
There is no problem with the
There is no problem with the
AUTOHOLD function.
AUTOHOLD function.
The parking brake is released.
There is no problem with the Electric
To operate AUTOHOLD and hold the
Parking Brake (EPB) function.
brakes
The selector lever is in a position other
1. Depress the brake pedal and bring the
than R position or the vehicle tilts
vehicle to a complete stop.
forward with the selector lever in the R
position.
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When Driving
Brake
To release AUTOHOLD and start
turned off and the AUTOHOLD standby
driving the vehicle
indicator light turns off.
AUTOHOLD standby
If you try to resume driving the vehicle,
indicator light
the brakes release automatically and the
AUTOHOLD active indicator light turns
off.
NOTE
If the Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
switch is pulled while the AUTOHOLD
is operating, the parking brake is
applied and the AUTOHOLD is
released. In addition, if the parking
brake is released under this condition,
NOTE
the AUTOHOLD operates to hold the
When the brakes are not held such as
brakes.
while driving the vehicle, the
Under the following conditions, the
AUTOHOLD can be turned off only by
parking brake is automatically applied
pressing the AUTOHOLD switch.
and the AUTOHOLD is released. The
(Without multi-information display)
AUTOHOLD is re-enabled when the
If the AUTOHOLD switch is pressed
conditions before the AUTOHOLD is
without depressing the brake pedal
released are restored.
while the AUTOHOLD is operating
The driver’s seat belt is unfastened.
(AUTOHOLD active indicator light is
The driver’s door is opened.
turned on), the brake pedal operation
When about 10 minutes or longer have
demand indicator light (green) in the
passed since the AUTOHOLD operation
instrument cluster turns on to notify the
started, the parking brake is
driver that it is necessary to depress the
automatically applied. Because the
brake pedal.
AUTOHOLD is restored when releasing
the parking brake, the hold on the
brakes by AUTOHOLD function
resumes.
(Green)
To Turn Off AUTOHOLD System
(With multi-information display)
Depress the brake pedal and press the
AUTOHOLD switch. The AUTOHOLD is
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When Driving
Brake
If the AUTOHOLD switch is pressed
Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
without depressing the brake pedal
while AUTOHOLD is operating
HLA is a function which assists the driver
(AUTOHOLD active indicator light in
in accelerating from a stop while on a
instrument cluster is turned on), the
slope. When the driver releases the brake
message Brake Pedal Must Be
pedal and depresses the accelerator pedal
Depressed to Deactivate Auto Hold
while on a slope, the function prevents the
System is indicated on the
vehicle from rolling. The braking force is
multi-information display to notify the
maintained automatically after the brake
driver to depress the brake pedal.
pedal is released on a steep grade.
If any of the following conditions occurs
HLA operates on a downward slope when
while the AUTOHOLD function is
the selector lever is in the reverse (R)
operating (AUTOHOLD active indicator
position, and on an upward slope when the
light is turned on), the parking brake is
selector lever is in a forward gear.
applied automatically and the
AUTOHOLD function turns off. For the
WARNING
Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
operation, refer to the Electric Parking
Do not rely completely on HLA :
Brake (EPB) on page 4-80.
HLA is an auxiliary device for accelerating
The ignition is switched OFF.
from a stop on a slope. The system only
There is a problem with the
operates for about 2 seconds and
AUTOHOLD function.
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.
Always confirm the safety around the
vehicle before starting to drive the vehicle.
NOTE
HLA does not operate on a gentle slope.
In addition, the gradient of the slope on
which the system will operate changes
depending on the vehicle's load.
HLA does not operate if the parking
brake is applied, or if the vehicle has not
stopped completely.
HLA is operating, the brake pedal may
feel stiff and vibrate, however, this does
not indicate a malfunction.
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When Driving
Brake
HLA does not operate while the
TCS/DSC indicator light is illuminated.
Refer to Contact an Authorized Mazda
Dealer and Have Vehicle Inspected on
page 7-31.
HLA does not turn off even if the TCS
OFF switch is pressed to turn off the
TCS.
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When Driving
ABS/TCS/DSC/Trailer Stability Control (TSC)/Off-Road Traction Assist
NOTE
Antilock Brake System
Braking distances may be longer on
(ABS)
loose surfaces (snow or gravel, for
The ABS control unit continuously
example) which usually have a hard
monitors the speed of each wheel. If one
foundation. A vehicle with a normal
wheel is about to lock up, the ABS
braking system may require less
responds by automatically releasing and
distance to stop under these conditions
reapplying that wheel's brake.
because the tires will build up a wedge
of surface layer when the wheels skid.
The driver will feel a slight vibration in
The sound of the ABS operating may be
the brake pedal and may hear a chattering
heard when starting the engine or
noise from the brake system. This is
immediately after starting the vehicle,
normal ABS system operation. Continue
however, it does not indicate a
to depress the brake pedal without
malfunction.
pumping the brakes.
The warning light turns on when the
system has a malfunction.
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer and
Have Vehicle Inspected on page 7-31.
WARNING
Do not rely on ABS as a substitute for safe
driving:
The ABS cannot compensate for unsafe
and reckless driving, excessive speed,
tailgating (following another vehicle too
closely), driving on ice and snow, and
hydroplaning (reduced tire friction and
road contact because of water on the road
surface). You can still have an accident.
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When Driving
ABS/TCS/DSC/Trailer Stability Control (TSC)/Off-Road Traction Assist
Driving without proper traction devices on
Traction Control System
snow and/or ice-covered roads is
(TCS)
dangerous. The Traction Control System
(TCS) alone cannot provide adequate
The Traction Control System (TCS)
traction and you could still have an
enhances traction and safety by controlling
accident.
engine torque and braking. When the TCS
detects driving wheel slippage, it lowers
NOTE
engine torque and operates the brakes to
To turn off the TCS, press the TCS OFF
prevent loss of traction.
switch (page 4-92).
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
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer and
seconds when the ignition is switched ON.
Have Vehicle Inspected on page 7-31.
If the TCS, DSC or the Trailer Stability
Control (TSC) is operating, the indicator
WARNING
light flashes.
Do not rely on the Traction Control System
If the light stays on, the TCS, DSC or the
(TCS) as a substitute for safe driving:
brake assist system may have a
The Traction Control System (TCS) cannot
malfunction and they may not operate
compensate for unsafe and reckless
correctly. Take your vehicle to an
driving, excessive speed, tailgating
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
(following another vehicle too closely), and
NOTE
hydroplaning (reduced tire friction and
In addition to the indicator light
road contact because of water on the road
flashing, a slight lugging sound will
surface). You can still have an accident.
come from the engine. This indicates
Use snow tires or tire chains and drive at
that the TCS/DSC is operating properly.
On slippery surfaces, such as fresh
reduced speeds when roads are covered
snow, it will be impossible to achieve
with ice and/or snow:
high rpm when the TCS is on.
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When Driving
ABS/TCS/DSC/Trailer Stability Control (TSC)/Off-Road Traction Assist
TCS OFF Indicator Light*
NOTE
When TCS 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 will not
increase engine power and freeing the
vehicle may be difficult. When this
This indicator light stays on for a few
happens, turn off the TCS.
seconds when the ignition is switched ON.
If the TCS is off when the engine is
It also illuminates when the TCS OFF
turned off, it automatically activates
switch is pressed and TCS is switched off.
when the ignition is switched ON.
Refer to TCS OFF Switch on page 4-92.
Leaving the TCS on will provide the best
traction.
If the light remains illuminated and the
If the TCS OFF switch is pressed and
TCS is not switched off, take your vehicle
held for 10 seconds or longer, the TCS
to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The DSC
can no longer be turned off even if the
may have a malfunction.
TCS OFF switch is pressed.
TCS OFF Switch*
In this case, the TCS OFF switch will
operate normally when the ignition is
Press the TCS OFF switch to turn off the
switched ON again after being switched
TCS. The TCS OFF indicator light in the
OFF.
instrument cluster and TCS OFF switch
indicator light turn on.
Indicator light
Press the switch again to turn the TCS
back on. The TCS OFF indicator light and
TCS OFF switch indicator light will turn
off.
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*Some models.
When Driving
ABS/TCS/DSC/Trailer Stability Control (TSC)/Off-Road Traction Assist
¾ Use tires of the same manufacturer,
Dynamic Stability Control
brand and tread pattern on all 4
(DSC)
wheels.
¾ Do not mix worn tires.
The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
¾ The DSC may not operate correctly when
automatically controls braking and engine
tire chains are used or a temporary spare
torque in conjunction with systems such as
tire is installed because the tire diameter
ABS and TCS to help control side slip
changes.
when driving on slippery surfaces, or
during sudden or evasive maneuvering,
TCS/DSC Indicator Light
enhancing vehicle safety.
Refer to ABS (page 4-90) and TCS (page
4-91).
DSC operation is possible at speeds
This indicator light stays on for a few
greater than 20 km/h (12 mph).
seconds when the ignition is switched ON.
If the TCS, DSC or the Trailer Stability
The warning light turns on when the
Control (TSC) is operating, the indicator
system has a malfunction.
light flashes.
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer and
Have Vehicle Inspected on page 7-31.
If the light stays on, the TCS, DSC or the
brake assist system may have a
WARNING
malfunction and they may not operate
correctly. Take your vehicle to an
Do not rely on the Dynamic Stability
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Control as a substitute for safe driving:
The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
cannot compensate for unsafe and reckless
driving, excessive speed, tailgating
(following another vehicle too closely), and
hydroplaning (reduced tire friction and
road contact because of water on the road
surface). You can still have an accident.
CAUTION
¾ The DSC may not operate correctly
unless the following are observed:
¾ Use tires of the correct size specified for
your Mazda on all 4 wheels.
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When Driving
ABS/TCS/DSC/Trailer Stability Control (TSC)/Off-Road Traction Assist
¾ Use tires of the same manufacturer,
Trailer Stability Control
brand and tread pattern on all four
(TSC)
wheels.
¾ Do not mix worn tires.
If the vehicle sways while being driven
¾ The Trailer Stability Control (TSC) may
and towing a trailer, the Trailer Stability
not operate correctly when tire chains
Control (TSC) automatically controls
are used or a temporary spare tire is
braking and engine torque to suppress the
installed because the tire diameter
swaying and enhance vehicle stability.
changes.
The Trailer Stability Control (TSC) is
operable at a vehicle speed of about 65
NOTE
km/h (40 mph) or more.
When the Trailer Stability Control (TSC)
The Trailer Stability Control (TSC) uses
operates while driving the vehicle, the
the TCS/DSC functions. The Trailer
TCS/DSC indicator light flashes.
Stability Control (TSC) does not operate
Refer to TCS/DSC Indicator Light on page
if there is a malfunction in the TCS/DSC
4-93.
(the TCS/DSC indicator light turns on).
When the Trailer Stability Control (TSC)
WARNING
is operating, the brake lights may turn
on.
For information regarding trailer
Do not rely solely on the Trailer Stability
towing, refer to Trailer Towing (U.S.A.
Control (TSC)
and Canada) on page 3-55.
Assured vehicle stability is limited even if
the Trailer Stability Control (TSC) is
operating. Drive carefully to prevent
accidents.
In particular, if the TCS/DSC indicator light
is flashing, drive the vehicle carefully as it is
in a less stable condition and could sway
more easily. Drive with caution and in
accordance with the road, vehicle and
trailer conditions.
CAUTION
¾ The Trailer Stability Control (TSC) may
not operate correctly unless the
following are observed:
¾ Use tires of the correct size specified for
your Mazda on all four wheels.
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When Driving
ABS/TCS/DSC/Trailer Stability Control (TSC)/Off-Road Traction Assist
If the vehicle is driven continuously with
Off-Road Traction Assist*
the Off-Road Traction Assist on, the AWD
When the vehicle tires become embedded
warning indication may be displayed.
in mud, sand, or deep snow, the Off-Road
(Vehicle equipped with Type C instrument
Traction Assist functions to prevent
cluster)
drive-wheel spinning and to assist in
If the vehicle is driven continuously with
freeing tires that are stuck.
the Off-Road Traction Assist on, the AWD
Do not drive over rough rocky roads and
warning light may flash.
river beds.
Refer to If a Warning Light Turns On or
Flashes on page 7-28.
WARNING
NOTE
The vehicle may vibrate or you might hear
Do not rely completely on the Off-Road
an operation sound while the Off-Road
Traction Assist.
Traction Assist is operating or is
The Off-Road Traction Assist has
operational, however, this does not
limitations. Always drive the vehicle safely
indicate a problem.
according to the road conditions. Do not
drive the vehicle recklessly, otherwise it
Off-Road Traction Assist Indicator
may result in an accident. In addition, do
Light
not drive the vehicle under the following
conditions while the Off-Road Traction
Assist is operating. Otherwise, it could
negatively affect the drivetrain parts which
could result in an accident.
When the ignition is switched ON, the
¾ Vehicle is driven on paved roads.
indicator light turns on and then turns
¾ Temporary spare tire or tires of a
off after a few seconds.
different specified size are used.
When pressing the Off-Road Traction
¾ Tire chains are used.
Assist switch to operate the Off-Road
Traction Assist, the indicator light turns
on.
CAUTION
A problem in the system might be
indicated under the following
The Off-Road Traction Assist is a function
conditions. Have your vehicle inspected
to assist in freeing tires that are stuck.
by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
When it is not necessary to use this
function, avoid driving the vehicle
The indicator light does not turn on
continuously with the Off-Road Traction
when the ignition is switched ON or it
Assist on.
remains on.
(Vehicle equipped with Type A/B
The indicator light turns on even
instrument cluster)
though the Off-Road Traction Assist
was not operated.
*Some models.
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When Driving
ABS/TCS/DSC/Trailer Stability Control (TSC)/Off-Road Traction Assist
Off-Road Traction Assist Switch
When the switch is pressed after stopping
the vehicle, the Off-Road Traction Assist
becomes operational.
The Off-Road Traction Assist indicator
light in the instrument cluster turn on.
Indicator light
If the switch is pressed again, the
Off-Road Traction Assist is stopped and
the Off-Road Traction Assist indicator
light turn off.
NOTE
If the engine is stopped with the Off-Road
Traction Assist operational, the Off-Road
Traction Assist is stopped when the engine
is started the next time.
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When Driving
Drive Selection
Drive Selection
Drive selection is a system to switch the vehicle's drive mode. When the sport mode is
selected, the 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
When sport mode is selected, driving at higher engine speeds may increase fuel
consumption. Mazda recommends that you cancel sport mode for normal driving.
Drive mode cannot be switched in the following conditions:
ABS/TCS/DSC is operating
The Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function (MRCC with Stop & Go
function) System/cruise control is operating.
Steering wheel is being operated abruptly
Drive Selection Switch
NOTE
Press the drive selection switch forward
In the following cases, the drive
selection is canceled.
(“
”) to select the sport mode.
Pull the drive selection switch back
The ignition is switched OFF.
(“
”) to cancel the sport mode.
Mazda Radar Cruise Control with
Stop & Go function (MRCC with Stop
& Go function) System/cruise control
is set.
Depending on the driving conditions
when sport mode is selected, the vehicle
may perform shift-down or slightly
accelerate.
Select Mode Indication
The light is illuminated while in SPORT
mode.
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When Driving
Drive Selection
NOTE
The indicator light flashes a few times to
indicate that the mode cannot be switched
to SPORT mode even if the drive select
switch is pressed under the following
conditions:
ABS/TCS/DSC is operating
The Mazda Radar Cruise Control with
Stop & Go function (MRCC with Stop &
Go function) System/cruise control is
operating.
The vehicle is making a turn or driving
on a curved road.
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When Driving
i-ACTIV AWD
Utility and AWD vehicles are not designed
i-ACTIV AWD Operation*
for cornering at high speeds any more than
AWD provides excellent drivability on
low profile sports cars are designed to
snow-covered and ice-packed roads, sand
perform satisfactorily under off-road
and mud, as well as on steep slopes and
conditions. In addition, utility vehicles have
other slippery surfaces.
a significantly higher rollover rate than
A system malfunction or operation
other types of vehicles.
conditions are indicated by a warning.
Drive carefully when the vehicle is loaded
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer and
Have Vehicle Inspected on page 7-31.
by lowering vehicle speed and applying the
brakes earlier:
WARNING
Abrupt maneuvering and sudden braking
when driving a loaded vehicle is dangerous
as the driving behavior of a vehicle with a
Never spin a wheel that is off the ground:
high center of gravity is different when it is
Spinning a wheel that is off the ground as a
loaded compared to when it is not, and
result of the vehicle being stuck or in a
could result in the loss of vehicle control
ditch is dangerous. The drive assembly
and an accident.
could be seriously damaged which could
lead to an accident or could even lead to
Tires and Tire Chains
overheating, oil leakage, and a fire.
The condition of the tires plays a large role
AWD Driving
in the performance of the vehicle.
Moreover, to prevent adverse effects to the
drive assembly, please note the following:
WARNING
Tires
Avoid sharp turns, excessive speed and
When replacing tires, always replace all
abrupt maneuvers when driving this
front and rear tires at the same time.
vehicle:
All tires must be of the same size,
Sharp turns, excessive speed and abrupt
manufacture, brand and tread pattern.
maneuvering of this vehicle is dangerous
Pay particular attention when equipping
as it could result in the increased risk of loss
snow or other types of winter tires.
of vehicle control, vehicle roll-over,
Do not mix tread-worn tires with normal
personal injury or death.
tires.
This vehicle has a higher center of gravity.
Inspect tire inflation pressures at the
Vehicles with a higher center of gravity
specified periods adjust to the specified
such as utility and AWD vehicles handle
pressures.
differently than vehicles with a lower center
of gravity.
NOTE
Check the tire inflation pressure label
attached to driver's door frame for the
correct tire inflation pressure.
*Some models.
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