Mazda CX-30 (2022 year). Manual in english - page 2

 

  Index      Manuals     Mazda CX-30 (2022 year). Manual in english

 

Search            copyright infringement  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content      ..      1      2      3      ..

 

 

 

Mazda CX-30 (2022 year). Manual in english - page 2

 

 

Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Front Shoulder Belt Adjuster
Seat Belt Warning
The front seat belts have a front
Systems
shoulder belt adjuster. If the seat belt
contacts your neck or it slips off the
Seat Belt Warning Systems
shoulder, adjust the seat belt height.
If it detects that the occupant seat belt
To raise
is unfastened, the warning light or
beep alerts the occupant.
To heighten the seat belt, move the
Refer to Seat Belt Warning Indication/
front shoulder belt adjuster upward.
Warning Light (Front seat) on page
7-31.
Refer to Seat Belt Warning Light (Rear
seat) (Red) on page 7-32.
Refer to Seat Belt Warning Beep on
page 7-38.
Seat belt indicator light (rear seat)
(green)
To lower
To lower the seat belt, hold the front
The light turns on when the rear seat
belt is fastened while the ignition is
shoulder belt adjuster and lower the
seat belt with the knob of the front
switched ON, and it turns off after a
certain period.
shoulder belt adjuster pressed.
After adjusting, press the front
shoulder belt adjuster downward and
make sure that it is securely locked.
2-25
Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
(With Front Passenger Occupant
Front Seat Belt
Classification System)
Pretensioner and Load
In addition, the pretensioner system
for the front passenger, like the front
Limiting Systems
and side passenger air bag, is designed
to only deploy in accordance with the
Front Seat Belt Pretensioner and
total seated weight on the front
Load Limiting Systems
passenger seat.
For optimum protection, the driver and
For details, refer to the front passenger
front passenger seat belts are
seat weight sensors (page 2-67).
equipped with pretensioner and load
limiting systems. For both these
Load limiter:
systems to work properly you must
The load limiting system releases belt
wear the seat belt properly.
webbing in a controlled manner to
reduce belt force on the occupant's
Pretensioners:
chest. While the most severe load on a
When a collision is detected, the
seat belt occurs in frontal collisions,
pretensioners deploy simultaneously
the load limiter has an automatic
with the air bags.
mechanical function and can activate
For vehicles with the front passenger
in any accident mode with sufficient
occupant classification system, the
occupant movement.
pretensioners deploy simultaneously
Even if the pretensioners have not
with the air bags when a roll-over is
fired, the load limiting function must
also detected.
be checked by an Authorized Mazda
For deployment details, refer to the
Dealer.
SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria (page
2-63).
WARNING
The seat belt retractors remove slack
Wear seat belts only as recommended
quickly as the air bags are expanding.
in this owner's manual:
Any time the air bags and seat belt
Incorrect positioning of the seat belts is
pretensioners have fired they must be
dangerous. Without proper
replaced.
positioning, the pretensioner and load
A system malfunction or operation
limiting systems cannot provide
conditions are indicated by a warning.
adequate protection in an accident
Refer to Air Bag/Front Seat Belt
and this could result in serious injury.
Pretensioner System Warning
For more details about wearing seat
Indication/Warning Light on page
belts, refer to "Fastening the Seat Belt"
7-28.
(page 2-24).
2-26
Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Have your seat belts changed
NOTE
immediately if the pretensioner or
The pretensioner system may not
load limiter has been expended:
operate depending on the type of
Always have an Authorized Mazda
the collision. For details, refer to the
Dealer immediately inspect the seat
SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria
belt pretensioners and air bags after
(page 2-63).
any collision. Like the air bags, the seat
Some smoke (non-toxic gas) will be
belt pretensioners and load limiters
released when the air bags and
will only function once and must be
pretensioners deploy. This does not
replaced after any collision that caused
indicate a fire. This gas normally has
them to deploy. A seat belt with an
no effect on occupants, however,
expended pretensioner or load limiter
those with sensitive skin may
is still better than wearing no seat belt
experience light skin irritation. If
at all; however, if the seat belt
residue from the deployment of the
pretensioners and load limiters are not
air bags or the pretensioner system
replaced, the risk of injury in a collision
gets on the skin or in the eyes, wash
will increase.
it off as soon as possible.
Do not modify the components or
wiring, or use electronic testing
devices on the pretensioner system:
Modifying the components or wiring of
the pretensioner system, including the
use of electronic testing devices is
dangerous. You could accidentally
activate it or make it inoperable which
would prevent it from activating in an
accident. The occupants or repairers
could be seriously injured.
Properly dispose of the pretensioner
system:
Improper disposal of the pretensioner
system or a vehicle with
non-deactivated pretensioners is
dangerous. Unless all safety
procedures are followed, injury could
result. Have an Authorized Mazda
Dealer safely dispose of the
pretensioner system or scrap a
pretensioner system equipped vehicle.
2-27
Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Do not use an improper extender:
Seat Belt Extender
Using a seat belt extender that is for
another person or a different vehicle or
Seat Belt Extender
seat is dangerous. The seat belt will not
If your seat belt is not long enough,
provide adequate protection and the
even when fully extended, a seat belt
user could be seriously injured in an
extender may be available to you at no
accident. Only use the extender
charge from your Authorized Mazda
provided for you and for the particular
Dealer.
vehicle and seat. NEVER use the
This extender will be only for you and
extender in a different vehicle or seat.
for the particular vehicle and seat. Even
If you sell your Mazda, do not leave
if it plugs into other seat belts, it may
your seat belt extender in the vehicle.
not hold in the critical moment of a
It could be used accidentally by the
crash.
new owner of the vehicle. After
When ordering an extender, only order
removing the seat belt extender,
one that provides the necessary
discard it. Never use the seat belt
additional length to fasten the seat belt
extender in any other vehicle you may
properly. Please contact your
own in the future.
Authorized Mazda Dealer for more
information.
Do not use an extender that is too
long:
WARNING
Using an extender that is too long is
dangerous. The seat belt will not fit
Do not use a seat belt extender unless
properly. In an accident, the seat belt
it is necessary:
will not provide adequate protection
Using a seat belt extender when not
and you could be seriously injured. Do
necessary is dangerous. The seat belt
not use the extender or choose one
will be too long and not fit properly. In
shorter in length if the distance
an accident, the seat belt will not
between the extender's buckle and the
provide adequate protection and you
center of the user's body is less than
could be seriously injured. Only use
15 cm (6 in).
the extender when it is required to
fasten the seat belt properly.
2-28
Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Do not leave a seat belt extender
connected to the buckle:
Leaving a seat belt extender connected
to the buckle without using the seat
belt is dangerous. When the seat belt
extender is connected to the driver's
seat belt buckle (or front passenger's
seat belt buckle), the SRS driver's (or
front passenger's) air bag system will
determine that the driver (or front
passenger) is wearing the seat belt
even if the driver (or front passenger) is
not wearing it. This condition could
cause the driver's (or front
passenger's) air bag to not activate
correctly and result in death or serious
injury in the event of collision. Always
wear the seat belt with the seat belt
extender.
Do not use the seat belt extender
when installing a child-restraint
system on the front or rear passenger
seat:
Using a seat belt extender to fasten a
child-restraint system on any seat is
dangerous. Always follow the
child-restraint system manufacturer's
installation instructions and never use
a seat belt extender.
NOTE
When not in use, remove the seat belt
extender and store it in the vehicle. If
the seat belt extender is left
connected, the seat belt extender
might get damaged as it will not retract
with the rest of the seat belt and can
easily fall out of the door when not in
use and be damaged. In addition, the
seat belt warning light will not
illuminate and function properly.
2-29
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
A rear-facing child-restraint system
Child-Restraint
should NEVER be used on the front
Precautions
seat with the air bag system activated.
The front passenger's seat is also the
Child-Restraint Precautions
least preferred seat for other
child-restraint systems.
Mazda strongly urges the use of
child-restraint systems for children
(With Front Passenger Occupant
small enough to use them.
Classification System)
To reduce the chance of injuries
You are required by law to use a
caused by deployment of the front
child-restraint system for children in
passenger air bag, the front passenger
the U.S. and Canada.
seat weight sensors occupant
Check your local and state or
classification sensor works as a part of
provincial laws for specific
the supplemental restraint system. This
requirements regarding the safety of
system deactivates the front passenger
children riding in your vehicle.
front and side air bags and knee air
bags, and also the front passenger seat
Whatever child-restraint system you
belt pretensioner system when the
consider, please pick the appropriate
front passenger air bag deactivation
one for the age and size of the child,
indicator light illuminates.
obey the law and follow the
instructions that come with the
When an infant or small child sits on
individual child-restraint system.
the front passenger seat, the system
shuts off the front passenger front and
A child who has outgrown
side air bags and knee air bags, and
child-restraint systems should sit in the
seat belt pretensioner system, so make
rear and use seat belts, both lap and
sure the front passenger air bag
shoulder. If the shoulder belt crosses
deactivation indicator light illuminates.
the neck or face, move the child closer
to the center of the vehicle in the
Even if the front passenger air bag is
outboard seats, and towards the
shut off, Mazda strongly recommends
buckle on the right if the child is seated
that children be properly restrained
on the center seat.
and child-restraint systems of all kinds
are properly secured on the rear seats
Statistics confirm that the rear seat is
which are the best place for children.
the best place for all children up to 12
years of age, and more so with a
For more details, refer to "Front
supplemental restraint system (air
passenger seat weight sensors" (page
bags).
2-67).
2-30
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Always secure a child in a proper
WARNING
child-restraint system:
Holding a child in your arms while the
Use the correct size child-restraint
vehicle is moving is extremely
system:
dangerous. No matter how strong the
For effective protection in vehicle
person may be, he or she cannot hold
accidents and sudden stops, a child
onto a child in a sudden stop or
must be properly restrained using a
collision and it could result in serious
seat belt or child-restraint system
injury or death to the child or other
depending on age and size. If not, the
occupants. Even in a moderate
child could be seriously injured or even
accident, the child may be exposed to
killed in an accident.
air bag forces that could result in
serious injury or death to the child, or
Follow the manufacturer's
the child may be slammed into an
instructions and always keep the
adult, causing injury to both child and
child-restraint system buckled down:
adult.
An unsecured child-restraint system is
dangerous. In a sudden stop or a
Never use a rear-facing child-restraint
collision it could move causing serious
system in the front seat with an air
injury or death to the child or other
bag that could deploy:
occupants. Make sure any
Rear-facing child-restraint systems on
child-restraint system is properly
the front seat are particularly
secured in place according to the
dangerous even though you may feel
child-restraint system manufacturer's
assured that a front passenger air bag
instructions. When not in use, remove
will not deploy based on the fact that
it from the vehicle or fasten it with a
the front passenger air bag
seat belt, or attach it to BOTH ISOFIX/
deactivation indicator light illuminates.
LATCH*1 lower anchors for ISOFIX/
The child-restraint system can be hit by
LATCH*1 child-restraint systems and
a deploying air bag and moved
the corresponding tether anchor.
violently backward resulting in serious
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
injury or death to the child.
Mexico)
2-31
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
(Mexico)
Do not install a front-facing
NEVER use a rearward facing child
child-restraint system on the front
restraint on a seat protected by an
passenger seat unless it is
ACTIVE AIRBAG in front of it, DEATH
unavoidable:
or SERIOUS INJURY to the CHILD can
In a collision, the force of a deploying
occur.
air bag could cause serious injury or
Vehicles with a front passenger air bag
death to the child. If installing a
have the following warning label. The
front-facing child-restraint system on
warning label reminds you not to put a
the front passenger seat is
rear-facing child-restraint system on
unavoidable, move the front passenger
the front passenger seat at any time.
seat as far back as possible.
(Except Mexico)
Vehicles with a front passenger air bag
have the following warning label. The
warning label reminds you not to put a
rear-facing child-restraint system on
the front passenger seat at any time.
Seating a child in a child-restraint
system on the front passenger seat is
dangerous under certain conditions
(With Front Passenger Occupant
Classification System):
Your vehicle is equipped with front
passenger seat weight sensors. Even
with the front passenger seat weight
sensors, if you must use the front
passenger seat to seat a child, using a
child-restraint system on the front
passenger seat under the following
conditions increases the danger of the
front passenger air bag deploying and
could result in serious injury or death
to the child.
¾ The front passenger air bag
deactivation indicator light does not
illuminate when seating a child in the
child-restraint system.
¾ Luggage or other items are placed on
the seat with the child in the
child-restraint system.
2-32
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
¾ A rear passenger or luggage pushing
Do not allow a child or anyone to
or pulling down on the front
lean over to or against the side
passenger seatback.
window of a vehicle with side and
¾ Luggage or other items are placed on
curtain air bags:
the seatback or hung on the head
It is dangerous to allow anyone to lean
restraint.
over to or against the side window, the
¾ The seat is washed.
area of the front passenger seat, the
¾ Liquids are spilled on the seat.
front and rear window pillars and the
¾ The front passenger seat is moved
roof edge along both sides from which
backward, pushing into luggage or
the side and curtain air bags deploy,
other items placed behind it.
even if a child-restraint system is used.
¾ The front passenger seatback
The impact of inflation from a side or
contacts the rear seat.
curtain air bag could cause serious
injury or death to an out of position
¾ Luggage or other items are placed
between the front passenger seat
child. Furthermore, leaning over to or
against the door could block the side
and driver seat.
and curtain air bags and eliminate the
¾ An electric device is put on the front
advantages of supplemental
passenger's seat.
protection. Because the front seats are
¾ An additional electrical device, such
equipped with front air bags, the rear
as a seat warmer is installed to the
seat is always a better location for
surface of the front passenger seat.
children. Take special care not to allow
¾ Any accessories, which might
a child to lean over to or against the
increase the total seated weight on
side window, even if the child is seated
the front passenger seat, are
in a child-restraint system.
attached to the front passenger seat.
The designated positions with seat
Never use one seat belt on more than
belts on the rear seats are the safest
one person at a time:
places for children. Always use seat
Using one seat belt for more than one
belts and child restraints.
person at a time is dangerous. A seat
belt used in this way cannot spread the
impact forces properly and the two
passengers could be crushed together
and seriously injured or even killed.
Never use one belt for more than one
person at a time and always operate
the vehicle with each occupant
properly restrained.
2-33
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
CAUTION
A seat belt or child-restraint system can
become very hot in a closed vehicle
during warm weather. To avoid burning
yourself or a child, check them before
you or your child touches them.
NOTE
Your Mazda is equipped with ISOFIX/
LATCH*1 lower anchors for attachment
of specially designed ISOFIX/LATCH*1
child-restraint systems on the rear
seats. When using these anchors to
secure a child-restraint system, refer to
"Using ISOFIX Lower Anchor
(Mexico)/Using LATCH Lower Anchor
(Except Mexico)" (page 2-47).
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
Mexico)
2-34
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Child-Restraint System Installation
Categories of Child-Restraint Systems
NOTE
When purchasing, ask the manufacturer of the child-restraint system which type of
child-restraint system is appropriate for your child and vehicle.
(Mexico)
Child-restraint systems are classified into the following 5 groups according to the
UN-R 44 and UN-R 129 regulation.
Size Classification/
Group
Age
Weight
Fixture (CRF)
ISO/L1
0
Up to about 9 months old
Up to 10 kg (up to 22 lb)
ISO/L2
ISO/R1
ISO/R1
0+
Up to about 2 years old
Up to 13 kg (up to 29 lb)
ISO/R2
ISO/R3
ISO/R2
ISO/R3
1
About 8 months to 4 years old
9 kg 18 kg (20 lb 40 lb)
ISO/F2
ISO/F2X
ISO/F3
2
About 3 to 7 years old
15 kg 25 kg (33 lb 55 lb)
3
About 6 to 12 years old
22 kg 36 kg (48 lb 79 lb)
(Except Mexico)
Please comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of child-restraint
systems in your country.
Child-Restraint System Types
NOTE
In this owner's manual, explanation of
Installation position is determined by
child-restraint systems is provided for
the type of child-restraint system.
the following three types of popular
Always read the manufacturer's
child-restraint systems: infant seat,
instructions and this owner's manual
child seat, booster seat.
carefully.
2-35
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Due to variations in the design of
Booster seat
child-restraint systems, vehicle seats
A booster seat is a child restraint
and seat belts, all child-restraint
accessory designed to improve the fit
systems may not fit all seating
of the seat belt system around the
positions. Before purchasing a
child's body.
child-restraint system, it should be
Equal to Group 2 and 3 of the UN-R
tested in the specific vehicle seating
44 and UN-R 129 regulation.
position (or positions) where it is
intended to be used. If a previously
purchased child-restraint system
does not fit, you may need to
purchase a different one that will.
Infant seat
An infant seat provides restraint by
bracing the infant's head, neck and
back against the seating surface.
1. Full booster seat
Equal to Group 0 and 0+ of the UN-R
2. Backless booster seat
44 and UN-R 129 regulation.
When using a backless booster seat,
always install the vehicle head restraint
to the seat where the backless booster
seat is installed.
Child seat
A child seat restrains a child's body
using the harness.
Equal to Group 1 of the UN-R 44 and
UN-R 129 regulation.
2-36
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Child-Restraint System Suitability for Various Seat
Positions Table
Child-Restraint System Suitability for Various Seat Positions Table
(Mexico)
Provided information in the table shows your child-restraint system suitability for
various seating position. For installation suitability of other manufacturer
child-restraint system, carefully consult the manufacturer's instructions which
accompany the child-restraint system.
When installing a child-restraint system, the following points must be observed:
Always remove the head restraint before installing a child-restraint system.
However, when installing a backless booster seat, always install the vehicle head
restraint to the seat where the backless booster seat is installed. In addition,
always use a tether strap and attach it securely. Refer to Head Restraints on page
2-16.
When installing a child-restraint system to the front passenger seat, adjust the seat
slide position as far back as possible.
Refer to Adjusting the Front Passenger's Seat on page 2-12.
When it is difficult to install a child-restraint system to the front passenger seat, or
the seat belt cannot be secured to the child-restraint system, perform the
following operations to adjust the seat holding the child-restraint system so that
the seat belt can be secured completely to it.
Move the seat forward or back.
Move the seatback forward or back.
When installing a child-restraint system to the rear seat, adjust the front seat
position so that the front seat does not contact the child-restraint system.
Refer to Adjusting the Driver's Seat on page 2-4.
Refer to Adjusting the Front Passenger's Seat on page 2-12.
When installing a child-restraint system equipped with a tether, remove the head
restraint.
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-16.
An i-Size child-restraint system refers to a child-restraint system which has
acquired i-Size category certification for the UN-R 129 regulation.
When installing a child-restraint system to the rear seat, refer to the child-restraint
system manufacturer's instructions and the Using ISOFIX Lower Anchor on page
2-47.
Seating position
Passenger
Rear (Left)
Rear (Center)
Rear (Right)
Seating position
suitable for univer-
Yes (UF)
Yes (U)
Yes (U)
Yes (U)
sal belted (Yes/No)
2-37
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Seating position
Passenger
Rear (Left)
Rear (Center)
Rear (Right)
i-Size seating posi-
No
Yesi-U
No
Yesi-U
tion (Yes/No)
Largest suitable
rearward facing fix-
No
Yes (IL)
No
Yes (IL)
ture (R1)
Largest suitable
rearward facing fix-
No
Yes (IL)
No
Yes (IL)
ture (R2)
Largest suitable
rearward facing fix-
No
Yes (IL)
No
Yes (IL)
ture (R2X)
Largest suitable
rearward facing fix-
No
Yes (IL)
No
Yes (IL)
ture (R3)
Largest suitable for-
ward facing fixture
No
Yes (IUF)
No
Yes (IUF)
(F2)
Largest suitable for-
ward facing fixture
No
Yes (IUF)
No
Yes (IUF)
(F2X)
Largest suitable for-
ward facing fixture
No
Yes (IUF)
No
Yes (IUF)
(F3)
Largest suitable lat-
eral facing fixture
No
No
No
No
(L1)
Largest suitable lat-
eral facing fixture
No
No
No
No
(L2)
Largest suitable
No
Yes (IUF)
No
Yes (IUF)
booster fixture (B2)
Largest suitable
No
Yes (IUF)
No
Yes (IUF)
booster fixture (B3)
Non i-size compat-
ible with a support
Yes*1
Yes
No
Yes
leg (Yes/No)
Lower ISOFIX an-
chorages but with-
No
No
No
No
out Top Tether
(Yes/No)
2-38
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
U = Suitable for “universal” category restraints approved for use in this mass group.
UF = Suitable for forward-facing “universal” category restraints approved for use in this mass group.
IUF = Suitable for ISOFIX forward child restraints systems of universal category approved for use in the
mass group.
L = Suitable for particular child restraints given on attached list. These restraints may be of the “specific
vehicle”, “restricted” or “semi-universal” categories.
IL = Suitable for particular ISOFIX child restraint systems (CRS) given in the attached list. These ISOFIX CRS
are those of the “specific vehicle”, “restricted” or “semi-universal” categories.
i-U = Suitable for i-Size “universal” Child Restraint Systems forward and rearward facing.
i-UF = Suitable for forward-facing i-Size “universal” Child Restraint Systems only.
Yes = Child-restraint system can be secured on the seat.
No = Child-restraint system cannot be secured on the seat, or there is no fixture.
X = Child-restraint system cannot be installed.
*1
Child restraint system can only be installed in the forward-facing position.
A Mazda genuine child-restraint system can be installed. Regarding child-restraint systems which can be
installed, refer to the accessories catalog.
(Except Mexico)
Regarding child-restraint systems which can be installed to your Mazda, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
A child-restraint system with a support leg cannot be installed on the rear center
seat position.
Please comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of child-restraint
systems in your country.
For the CRS which do not carry the ISO/XX size class identification (A to G), for
the applicable mass group, the child seat manufacturer shall indicate the vehicle
specific LATCH child-restraint systems recommended for each position.
2-39
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Installing Child-Restraint
WARNING
Systems
Tethered Child-Restraint Systems
Work Only on Tether-Equipped Rear
Installing Child-Restraint Systems
Seats:
Accident statistics reveal that a child is
Installation of a tether equipped
safer in the rear seat. The front
child-restraint system in the front
passenger's seat is clearly the worst
passenger's seat defeats the safety
choice for any child under 12, and
design of the system and will result in
with rear-facing child-restraint systems
an increased chance of serious injury if
it is clearly unsafe due to air bags.
the child-restraint system goes forward
without benefit of being tethered.
Place tether equipped child-restraint
NOTE
systems where there are tether
Even if your vehicle is equipped with
anchors.
front passenger occupant classification
sensor (page 2-67), which
Anchor Bracket
automatically deactivates the front
passenger air bag, a rear seat is the
Anchor brackets for securing
safest place for a child of any age or
child-restraint systems are equipped in
size.
the vehicle. Locate each anchor
position using the illustration.
To install a child-restraint system,
Some child-restraint systems now
remove the head restraint. Always
come with tethers and therefore must
follow the instruction manual
be installed on the seats that take
accompanying the child-restraint
tethers to be effective. In your Mazda,
system.
tethered child-restraint systems can
only be accommodated in the three
Anchor bracket location
positions on the rear seat.
Use the indicated anchor bracket
locations when installing a
Some child-restraint systems also
child-restraint system equipped with a
employ specially designed ISOFIX/
tether.
LATCH*1 attachments; refer to "Using
ISOFIX Lower Anchor (Mexico)/Using
LATCH Lower Anchor (Except
Mexico)" (page 2-47).
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
Mexico)
1. For right
2. For center (Except Mexico)
3. For left
2-40
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Always install the head restraint and
WARNING
adjust it to the appropriate position
after removing the child-restraint
Always attach the tether strap to the
system:
correct tether anchor position:
Driving with the head restraint
Attaching the tether strap to the
removed is dangerous as impact to the
incorrect tether anchor position is
occupant's head cannot be prevented
dangerous. In a collision, the tether
during emergency braking or in a
strap could come off and loosen the
collision, which could result in a
child-restraint system. If the
serious accident, injury or death.
child-restraint system moves it could
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-16.
result in death or injury to the child.
Using Automatic Locking Mode
Always remove the head restraint and
(Except Mexico)
install child-restraint system:
Follow these instructions when using a
Installing a child-restraint system
child-restraint system, unless you are
without removing the head restraint is
attaching a LATCH-equipped
dangerous. The child-restraint system
child-restraint system to the rear
cannot be installed correctly which
LATCH lower anchors. Refer to “Using
may result in death or injury to the
LATCH Lower Anchor” (page 2-47).
child in a collision.
NOTE
Follow the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions carefully. If
you are not sure whether you have a
LATCH system or tether, check in the
child-restraint system manufacturer's
instructions and follow them
accordingly. Depending on the type of
child-restraint system, it may use
LATCH system instead of seat belts or if
(Except Mexico)
the belt goes across the child's chest,
may recommend against using
automatic locking mode.
1. Make sure the seatback is securely
latched by pushing it back until it is
fully locked.
2. Remove the head restraint.
However, when installing a backless
booster seat, always install the
vehicle head restraint to the seat
1. Tether strap
where the backless booster seat is
2. Anchor bracket
installed.
3. Forward
Refer to Head Restraints on page
2-16.
2-41
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
3. Secure the child-restraint system
NOTE
with the lap portion of the lap/
Inspect this function before each
shoulder belt. See the
use of the child-restraint system.
manufacturer's instructions on the
You should not be able to pull the
child-restraint system for belt
shoulder belt out of the retractor
routing instructions.
while the system is in the
4. To get the retractor into the
automatic locking mode. When
automatic locking mode, pull the
you remove the child-restraint
shoulder belt portion of the seat
system, be sure the belt fully
belt until the entire length of the
retracts to return the system to
belt is out of the retractor.
emergency locking mode before
occupants use the seat belts.
6. If your child-restraint system
requires the use of a tether strap,
refer to the manufacturer's
instructions to hook and tighten the
tether strap.
WARNING
5. Push the child-restraint system
Use the tether and tether anchor only
firmly into the vehicle seat. Be sure
for a child-restraint system:
the belt retracts as snugly as
Using the tether or tether anchor to
possible. A clicking noise from the
secure anything but a child-restraint
retractor will be heard during
system is dangerous. This could
retraction if the system is in the
weaken or damage the tether or tether
automatic locking mode. If the belt
anchor and result in injury.
does not lock the seat down tight,
repeat this step.
2-42
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Always remove the head restraint and
Always install the head restraint and
install child-restraint system (except
adjust it to the appropriate position
when installing a backless booster
after removing the child-restraint
seat):
system:
Installing a child-restraint system
Driving with the head restraint
without removing the head restraint is
removed is dangerous as impact to the
dangerous. The child-restraint system
occupant's head cannot be prevented
cannot be installed correctly which
during emergency braking or in a
may result in death or injury to the
collision, which could result in a
child in a collision.
serious accident, injury or death.
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-16.
If You Must Use the Front Seat for
Children
If you cannot put all children in the
rear seat, at least put the smallest
children in the rear and be sure the
largest child up front uses the shoulder
belt over the shoulder.
NEVER put a rear-facing child-restraint
(Except Mexico)
system on the front passenger seat
whether your vehicle is equipped with
an occupant classification sensor or
not.
This seat is also not set up for tethered
child-restraint systems, put them in
one of the rear seat positions set up
with tether anchors.
Likewise the ISOFIX/LATCH*1
child-restraint system cannot be
secured in the front passenger's seat
and should be used in the rear seat.
1. Tether strap
Do not allow anyone to sleep against
2. Anchor bracket
the side window since your vehicle has
3. Forward
side and curtain air bags, it could
cause serious injuries to an out of
Always attach the tether strap to the
position occupant. As children more
correct tether anchor position:
often sleep in cars, it is better to put
Attaching the tether strap to the
them in the rear seat. If installing the
incorrect tether anchor position is
child-restraint system on the front seat
dangerous. In a collision, the tether
is unavoidable, follow these
strap could come off and loosen the
instructions when using a front-facing
child-restraint system. If the
child-restraint system in the front
child-restraint system moves it could
passenger's seat.
result in death or injury to the child.
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
Mexico)
2-43
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
NOTE
Never use a rear-facing child-restraint
system in the front seat with an air
To check if your front seats have side
bag that could deploy:
air bags:
Rear-facing child-restraint systems on
Mazda vehicles equipped with side
the front seat are particularly
air bag will have a "SRS AIRBAG" tag
dangerous.
on the outboard shoulder of the
Even in a moderate collision, the
front seats.
child-restraint system can be hit by a
To check if your vehicle has curtain
deploying air bag and moved violently
air bags:
backward resulting in serious injury or
Mazda vehicles equipped with
death to the child. Even though you
curtain air bag will have an "SRS
may feel assured that the front
AIRBAG" marking on the window
passenger air bag will not deploy
pillars along the roof edge.
based on the fact that the front
passenger air bag deactivation
WARNING
indicator light illuminates, you should
not use a rear-facing child-restraint
Always move the front passenger seat
system in the front seat.
as far back as possible if installing a
front-facing child-restraint system on
Do not allow a child or anyone to
it is unavoidable:
lean over to or against the side
As your vehicle has front air bags and
window of a vehicle with side and
doubly so because your vehicle has
curtain air bags:
side air bags, a front-facing
It is dangerous to allow anyone to lean
child-restraint system should be put on
over to or against the side window, the
the front passenger seat only when it is
area of the front passenger seat, the
unavoidable.
front and rear window pillars and the
Even if the front passenger air bag
roof edge along both sides from which
deactivation indicator light illuminates,
the side and curtain air bags deploy,
always move the seat as far back as
even if a child-restraint system is used.
possible, because the force of a
The impact of inflation from a side or
deploying air bag could cause serious
curtain air bag could cause serious
injury or death to the child.
injury or death to an out of position
child. Furthermore, leaning over to or
against the door could block the side
and curtain air bags and eliminate the
advantages of supplemental
protection. Because the front seats are
equipped with front air bags, the rear
seat is always a better location for
children. Take special care not to allow
a child to lean over to or against the
side window, even if the child is seated
in a child-restraint system.
2-44
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Always remove the head restraint and
3.
Remove the head restraint.
install child-restraint system (except
However, when installing a backless
when installing a backless booster
booster seat, always install the
seat):
vehicle head restraint to the seat
Installing a child-restraint system
where the backless booster seat is
without removing the head restraint is
installed.
dangerous. The child-restraint system
4.
Place the child-restraint system on
cannot be installed correctly which
the seat without putting your
may result in death or injury to the
weight on the seat and fasten the
child in a collision.
seat belt. See the manufacturer's
instructions on the child-restraint
Always install the head restraint and
system for belt routing instructions.
adjust it to the appropriate position
5.
To get the retractor into the
after removing the child-restraint
automatic locking mode, pull the
system:
shoulder belt portion of the seat
Driving with the head restraint
belt until the entire length of the
removed is dangerous as impact to the
belt is out of the retractor.
occupant's head cannot be prevented
6.
Push the child-restraint system
during emergency braking or in a
firmly into the vehicle seat. Be sure
collision, which could result in a
the belt retracts as snugly as
serious accident, injury or death.
possible. A clicking noise from the
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-16.
retractor will be heard during
retraction if the system is in
Front Passenger's Seat Child-Restraint
automatic locking mode. If the belt
System Installation (With Front
does not lock the seat down tight,
Passenger Occupant Classification
repeat the previous step and also
System)
this one.
1. Make sure the ignition is switched
NOTE
off.
2. Slide the seat as far back as
Inspect this function before each
possible.
use of the child-restraint system.
You should not be able to pull the
shoulder belt out of the retractor
while the system is in the
automatic locking mode. When
you remove the child-restraint
system, be sure the belt fully
retracts to return the system to
emergency locking mode before
occupants use the seat belts.
2-45
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Follow the child-restraint system
WARNING
manufacturer's instructions
carefully.
Do not seat a child in a child-restraint
Depending on the type of
system on the front passenger seat if
child-restraint system, it may not
the front passenger air bag
employ seat belts which are in
deactivation indicator light does not
automatic locking mode.
illuminate:
7.
Seat your child safely in the
While it is always better to install any
child-restraint system and secure
child-restraint system on the rear seat,
the child according to the
it is imperative that a child-restraint
instructions from the child-restraint
system ONLY be used on the front
system manufacturer.
passenger seat if the deactivation
8.
Switch the ignition ON and make
indicator light illuminates when the
sure the front passenger air bag
child is seated in the child-restraint
deactivation indicator light
system (page 2-67). Seating a child in
illuminates after installing a
a child-restraint system installed on the
child-restraint system on the front
front passenger seat with the front
passenger seat.
passenger air bag deactivation
If the front passenger air bag
indicator light not illuminated is
deactivation indicator light does
dangerous. If this indicator light does
not illuminate, remove the
not illuminate, this means that the
child-restraint system, switch the
front passenger front and side air bags,
ignition to OFF, and then re-install
and knee air bags, and seat belt
the child-restraint system (page
pretensioners are ready for
2-67).
deployment. If an accident were to
deploy an air bag, a child in a
child-restraint system sitting in the
front passenger seat could be seriously
injured or killed. If the indicator light
does not illuminate after seating a
child in a child-restraint system on the
front passenger seat, seat a child in a
child-restraint system on the rear seat
and consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer as soon as possible.
2-46
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Using ISOFIX Lower Anchor
Never attach two child-restraint
(Mexico)/Using LATCH Lower
systems to the same ISOFIX/LATCH*1
Anchor (Except Mexico)
lower anchor:
Attaching two child-restraint systems
Your Mazda is equipped with ISOFIX/
to the same ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower
LATCH*1 lower anchors for attachment
anchor is dangerous. In a collision, one
of specially designed ISOFIX/LATCH*1
anchor may not be strong enough to
child-restraint systems in the rear seats.
hold two child-restraint system
Both anchors must be used, otherwise
attachments, and it may break, causing
the seat will bounce around and put
serious injury or death. If you use the
the child in danger. Most ISOFIX/
seat position for another child-restraint
LATCH*1 child-restraint systems must
system when an outboard ISOFIX/
also be used in conjunction with a
LATCH*1 position is occupied, use the
tether to be effective. If they have a
center seat belts instead, and the
tether you must use it to better assure
tether if tether-equipped.
your child's safety.
Make sure the child-restraint system is
WARNING
properly secured:
An unsecured child-restraint system is
Follow the manufacturer's
dangerous. In a sudden stop or a
instructions for the use of the
collision it could move causing serious
child-restraint system:
injury or death to the child or other
An unsecured child-restraint system is
occupants. Follow the child-restraint
dangerous. In a sudden stop or a
system manufacturer's instructions on
collision it could move causing serious
belt routing to secure the seat just as
injury or death to the child or other
you would with a child in it so that
occupants. Make sure the
nobody is tempted to put a child in an
child-restraint system is properly
improperly secured seat later on.
secured in place according to the
When not in use, remove it from the
child-restraint system manufacturer's
vehicle or fasten it with a seat belt, or
instructions.
attach it to BOTH ISOFIX/LATCH*1
lower anchors for ISOFIX/LATCH*1
child-restraint systems.
2-47
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Make sure there are no seat belts or
3.
Remove the cover of the
foreign objects near or around the
child-restraint system's ISOFIX/
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 child-restraint
LATCH*1 lower anchors to verify the
system:
locations of the ISOFIX/LATCH*1
Not following the child-restraint system
lower anchors.
manufacturer's instructions when
installing the child-restraint system is
dangerous. If seat belts or a foreign
object prevent the child-restraint
system from being securely attached to
the ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors
and the child-restraint system is
installed improperly, the child-restraint
system could move in a sudden stop or
collision causing serious injury or death
to the child or other occupants. When
installing the child-restraint system,
1. Lower anchor
make sure there are no seat belts or
foreign objects near or around the
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors.
NOTE
Always follow the child-restraint
The ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower
system manufacturer's instructions.
anchors marking on the cover
indicates the position of the
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
Mexico)
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors
for the attachment of a
Installation on rear outboard seats
child-restraint system.
1. First, adjust the front seat to allow
Store the removed cover so that it
does not get lost.
clearance between the
child-restraint system and the front
4.
Remove the head restraint.
However, when installing a backless
seat.
Refer to Adjusting the Driver's Seat
booster seat, always install the
vehicle head restraint to the seat
on page 2-4.
Refer to Adjusting the Front
where the backless booster seat is
installed.
Passenger's Seat on page 2-12.
2. Make sure the seatback is securely
Refer to Head Restraints on page
2-16.
latched by pushing it back until it is
fully locked.
5.
Secure the child-restraint system
using BOTH ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower
anchors, following the
child-restraint system
manufacturer's instruction. Pull on
the child-restraint to be sure both
anchors are engaged.
2-48
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
6. If your child-restraint system came
Always attach the tether strap to the
equipped with a tether, that means
correct tether anchor position:
it is very important to properly
Attaching the tether strap to the
secure the tether for child safety.
incorrect tether anchor position is
Please carefully follow the
dangerous. In a collision, the tether
child-restraint system
strap could come off and loosen the
manufacturer's instructions when
child-restraint system. If the
installing tethers.
child-restraint system moves it could
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
result in death or injury to the child.
Mexico)
Always install the head restraint and
WARNING
adjust it to the appropriate position
after removing the child-restraint
Use the tether and tether anchor only
system:
for a child-restraint system:
Driving with the head restraint
Using the tether or tether anchor to
removed is dangerous as impact to the
secure anything but a child-restraint
occupant's head cannot be prevented
system is dangerous. This could
during emergency braking or in a
weaken or damage the tether or tether
collision, which could result in a
anchor and result in injury.
serious accident, injury or death.
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-16.
Always remove the head restraint and
install child-restraint system (except
when installing a backless booster
seat):
Installing a child-restraint system
without removing the head restraint is
dangerous. The child-restraint system
cannot be installed correctly which
may result in death or injury to the
child in a collision.
1. Tether strap
2. Anchor bracket
3. Forward
2-49
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Installation on rear center seat
WARNING
The ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors at
the center of the rear seat are much
Always remove the head restraint and
further apart than the sets of ISOFIX/
install child-restraint system (except
LATCH*1 lower anchors for
when installing a backless booster
child-restraint system installation at
seat):
other seating positions. Child-restraint
Installing a child-restraint system
systems with rigid ISOFIX/LATCH*1
without removing the head restraint is
attachments cannot be installed on the
dangerous. The child-restraint system
center seating position. Some ISOFIX/
cannot be installed correctly which
may result in death or injury to the
LATCH*1 equipped child-restraint
systems can be placed in the center
child in a collision.
position and will reach the nearest
(Except Mexico)
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors which
are 415 mm (16.3 in) apart. ISOFIX/
LATCH*1 compatible child-restraint
systems (with attachments on belt
webbing) can be used at this seating
position only if the child-restraint
system manufacturer's instructions
state that the child-restraint system can
be installed to ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower
anchors that are 415 mm (16.3 in)
apart. Do not attach two child-restraint
1. Tether strap
systems to the same ISOFIX/LATCH*1
2. Anchor bracket
lower anchor. If your child-restraint
3. Forward
system has a tether, it must also be
used for your child's optimum safety.
Always attach the tether strap to the
correct tether anchor position:
The procedure is the same as the
Attaching the tether strap to the
installation for the rear outboard seats.
incorrect tether anchor position is
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
dangerous. In a collision, the tether
Mexico)
strap could come off and loosen the
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchor
child-restraint system. If the
location
child-restraint system moves it could
result in death or injury to the child.
2-50
Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Always install the head restraint and
adjust it to the appropriate position
after removing the child-restraint
system:
Driving with the head restraint
removed is dangerous as impact to the
occupant's head cannot be prevented
during emergency braking or in a
collision, which could result in a
serious accident, injury or death.
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-16.
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
Mexico)
2-51
Essential Safety Equipment
SRS Air Bags
The air bag supplemental restraint
Supplemental Restraint
systems are designed to provide
System (SRS) Precautions
supplemental protection in certain
situations so seat belts are always
Supplemental Restraint System
important in the following ways:
(SRS) Precautions
Without seat belt usage, the air bags
The front and side supplemental
cannot provide adequate protection
restraint systems (SRS) include different
during an accident. Seat belt usage is
types of air bags. Please verify the
necessary to:
different types of air bags which are
equipped on your vehicle by locating
Keep the occupant from being
the “SRS AIRBAG” location indicators.
thrown into an inflating air bag.
These indicators are visible in the area
Reduce the possibility of injuries
where the air bags are installed.
during an accident that is not
The air bags are installed in the
designed for air bag inflation, such as
following locations:
rear impact.
Reduce the possibility of injuries in
frontal, near frontal or side collisions
The steering wheel hub (driver air
or roll-over accidents that are not
bag)
severe enough to activate the air
The front passenger dashboard (front
bags.
passenger air bag)
Reduce the possibility of being
Under the instrument panel (driver
thrown from your vehicle.
and front passenger* knee air bags)
Reduce the possibility of injuries to
The outboard sides of the front
lower body and legs during an
seatbacks (side air bags)
accident because the air bags
The front and rear window pillars,
provide no protection to these parts
and the roof edge along both sides
of the body.
(curtain air bags)
Hold the driver in a position which
allows better control of the vehicle.
Vehicles with the Front Passenger
Occupant Classification System have a
sensor which detects an impending
roll-over accident.
2-52
*Some models.
Essential Safety Equipment
SRS Air Bags
If your vehicle is also equipped with a
WARNING
front passenger occupant
classification system, refer to the Front
Seat belts must be worn in air bag
Passenger Occupant Classification
equipped vehicles:
System (page 2-66) for details.
Depending only on the air bags for
If your vehicle is equipped with a front
protection during an accident is
passenger occupant classification
dangerous. Alone, air bags may not
system, the front passenger air bag
prevent serious injuries. The
deactivation indicator light illuminates
appropriate air bags can be expected
for a specified time after the ignition is
to inflate only in the first accident, such
switched ON.
as frontal, near frontal or side collisions
or roll-over accidents that are at least
moderate. Vehicle occupants should
always wear seat belts.
Children should not ride in the front
passenger seat:
Placing a child, 12 years or under, in
the front seat is dangerous. The child
could be hit by a deploying air bag and
be seriously injured or even killed. A
Small children must be protected by a
sleeping child is more likely to lean
child-restraint system as stipulated by
against the door and be hit by the side
law in every state and province. In
air bag in moderate collision to the
certain states and provinces, larger
front-passenger side of the vehicle.
children must use a child-restraint
Whenever possible, always secure a
system (page 2-30).
child 12 years and under on the rear
seats with an appropriate
Carefully consider which child-restraint
child-restraint system for the child's
system is necessary for your child and
age and size.
follow the installation directions in this
Owner's Manual as well as the
child-restraint system manufacturer's
instructions.
2-53
Essential Safety Equipment
SRS Air Bags
Never use a rear-facing child-restraint
Sit in the center of the seat and wear
system in the front seat with an air
seat belts properly:
bag that could deploy:
Sitting too close to the side air bag
Rear-facing child-restraint systems on
modules or placing hands on them, or
the front seat are particularly
sleeping up against the door or
dangerous even though you may feel
hanging out the windows is extremely
assured that a front passenger air bag
dangerous. The side and curtain air
will not deploy based on the fact that
bags inflate with great force and speed
the front passenger air bag
directly expanding along the door on
deactivation indicator light illuminates.
the side the car is hit. Serious injury
The child-restraint system can be hit by
could occur if someone is sitting too
a deploying air bag and moved
close to the door or leaning against a
violently backward resulting in serious
window, or if rear seat occupants grab
injury or death to the child.
the sides of the front seatbacks. Give
the side and curtain air bags room to
work by sitting in the center of the seat
while the vehicle is moving with seat
belts worn properly.
Do not attach objects on or around
the area where air bags deploy:
Attaching objects to the air bags or
placing something in the area where
the air bags deploy is dangerous. In an
Do not sit too close to the driver and
accident, an object could interfere with
front passenger air bags:
air bag inflation and injure the
Sitting too close to the driver and front
occupants. Furthermore, the bag could
passenger air bag modules or placing
be damaged causing gases to release.
hands or feet on them is extremely
Always keep the deployment area of
dangerous. The driver and front
the air bag modules free of any
passenger air bags inflate with great
obstructions.
force and speed. Serious injuries could
For example, you should not do any of
occur if someone is too close. The
the following as it may interfere with
driver should always hold onto only the
air bag deployment.
rim of the steering wheel. The front
seat passenger should keep both feet
¾ Do not put a covering on or lean
on the floor. Front seat occupants
anything against areas such as the
should adjust their seats as far back as
dashboard and lower portion of the
possible and always sit upright against
instrument panel that blocks the
the seatbacks with seat belts worn
passenger front air bag and knee air
properly.
bags.
¾ Do not use seat covers on the front
seats and rear seats equipped with
in-seat side air bags.
2-54
Essential Safety Equipment
SRS Air Bags
¾ Do not hang any backpacks, bags or
To prevent false detection by the air
pouches that cover the sides of the
bag sensor system, heed the
seats that block the side air bags.
following:
¾ Do not place any objects on the
¾ Do not use tires or wheels other than
assist grips. Only hang clothes
those specified for your Mazda:
directly on the coat hooks.
Use of any tire or wheel other than
those specified for your Mazda (page
Do not touch the components of the
9-8) is dangerous. Use of such
supplemental restraint system after
wheels will prevent the vehicle's
the air bags have inflated:
accident detections system from
Touching the components of the
accurately detecting a collision or
supplemental restraint system after the
roll-over accident resulting in
air bags have inflated is dangerous.
incorrect or unexpected air bag
Immediately after inflation, they are
deployment and the possibility of
very hot. You could get burned.
serious injuries.
¾ Do not overload your vehicle:
Never install any front-end equipment
Overloading your vehicle is
to your vehicle:
dangerous as it could prevent the air
Installation of front-end equipment,
bag crash sensor system from
such as frontal protection bar
accurately detecting a collision or
(kangaroo bar, bull bar, push bar, or
roll-over accident resulting in
other similar devices), snowplow, or
incorrect or unexpected air bag
winches, is dangerous. The air bag
deployment and the possibility of
crash sensor system could be affected.
serious injuries. The gross axle
This could cause air bags to inflate
weight rating (GAWR) and the gross
unexpectedly, or it could prevent the
vehicle weight rating (GVWR) for
air bags from inflating during an
your vehicle are on the Motor
accident. Front occupants could be
Vehicle Safety Standard Label on the
seriously injured.
driver's door frame. Do not exceed
these ratings.
Do not modify the suspension:
Modifying the vehicle suspension is
dangerous. If the vehicle's height or
the suspension is modified, the vehicle
will be unable to accurately detect a
collision or roll-over accident resulting
in incorrect or unexpected air bag
deployment and the possibility of
serious injuries.
2-55
Essential Safety Equipment
SRS Air Bags
Do not modify a front door or leave
Do not place luggage or other objects
any damage unrepaired. Always have
under the front seats:
an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect a
Placing luggage or other objects under
damaged front door:
the front seats is dangerous. The
Modifying a front door or leaving any
components essential to the
damage unrepaired is dangerous. Each
supplemental restraint system could be
front door has a side crash sensor as a
damaged, and in the event of a side
component of the supplemental
collision, the appropriate air bags may
restraint system. If holes are drilled in a
not deploy, which could result in death
front door, a door speaker is left
or serious injury. To prevent damage to
removed, or a damaged door is left
the components essential to the
unrepaired, the sensor could be
supplemental restraint system, do not
adversely affected causing it to not
place luggage or other objects under
detect the pressure of an impact
the front seats.
correctly during a side collision. If a
sensor does not detect a side impact
Do not operate a vehicle with
correctly, the side and curtain air bags
damaged air bag/seat belt
and the front seat belt pretensioner
pretensioner system components:
may not operate normally which could
Expended or damaged air bag/seat
result in serious injury to occupants.
belt pretensioner system components
must be replaced after any collision
Do not modify the supplemental
which caused them to deploy or
restraint system:
damage them. Only a trained
Modifying the components or wiring of
Authorized Mazda Dealer can fully
the supplemental restraint system is
evaluate these systems to see that they
dangerous. You could accidentally
will work in any subsequent accident.
activate it or make it inoperable. Do
Driving with an expended or damaged
not make any modifications to the
air bag or pretensioner unit will not
supplemental restraint system. This
afford you the necessary protection in
includes installing trim, badges, or
the event of any subsequent accident
anything else over the air bag modules.
which could result in serious injury or
It also includes installing extra
death.
electrical equipment on or near system
components or wiring. An Authorized
Mazda Dealer can provide the special
care needed in the removal and
installation of front seats. It is
important to protect the air bag wiring
and connections to assure that the
bags do not accidentally deploy, and
that the front passenger occupant
classification system and the seats
retain an undamaged air bag
connection.
2-56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content      ..      1      2      3      ..