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Before Driving
Windows
Opening/Closing Windows
The window opens while the switch is pressed and it closes while the switch is pulled up
with the ignition switched ON. Do not open or close both windows at the same time.
The passenger window can be opened/closed when the power window lock switch on the
driver's door is in the unlock position. Keep this switch in the locked position while children
are in the vehicle.
Master control switches
Passenger's window switch
Power window
Locked position
lock switch
Close
Driver's window
Close
Open
Open
Unlocked position
Passenger's
window
NOTE
A power window may no longer open/close if you continue to press the switch after
opening/closing the power window. If the power window does not open/close, wait a
moment and then operate the switch again.
The passenger windows may be opened or closed using the master control switches on the
driver's door.
The power window can be operated for about 40 seconds after the ignition is switched
from ON to ACC or off with all doors closed. If any door is opened, the power window
will stop operating.
For engine-off operation of the power window, the switch must be held up firmly
throughout window closure because the auto-closing function will be inoperable.
When the power window lock switch is in the locked position, the light on the passenger
power window switch turns off. The light may be difficult to see depending on the
surrounding brightness.
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Before Driving
Windows
Auto-opening
6. Make sure that the power windows
operate correctly using the door
To fully open the window automatically,
switches.
press the switch completely down, then
After the system has been re-initialized,
release. The window will fully open
passenger window can be fully opened
automatically.
automatically using the master control
switches.
To stop the window partway, pull up the
switch and then release it.
If the automatic power window
NOTE
operation does not operate normally
while the doors or convertible top/
The power window cannot be fully
retractable hardtop are opened/closed,
closed while the door is open.
reset it using the previous procedures.
Power window system initialization
procedure
If the battery was disconnected during
vehicle maintenance, or for other
reasons (such as a switch continues to
be operated after the window is open/
closed), the window will not fully open
automatically.
The power window auto function will
only resume on the power window that
has been reset.
1. Close the doors and the convertible
top/roof.
2. Switch the ignition ON.
3. Make sure that the power window
lock switch located on the driver's
door is not depressed.
4. Press the switch and fully open the
window.
5. Pull up the switch to fully close the
window and continue holding the
switch for about 2 seconds after the
window fully closed.
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Before Driving
Convertible Top (Soft Top)
Convertible Top (Soft Top)
When opening/closing the convertible top, park the vehicle in a safe place where it does not
obstruct traffic.
Top latch assembly
Convertible top's handles
Convertible top
Convertible Top Precautions
WARNING
Sit in the seat with the seat belt correctly fastened when the vehicle is moving:
Standing in the vehicle, or sitting on the convertible top storage area or center console when
the vehicle is moving is a dangerous way to ride. During a sudden maneuver or collision you
could be seriously injured or even killed.
Always keep your hands and fingers away from the fastening mechanisms when moving the
convertible top:
It is dangerous to place your hands or fingers near the fastening mechanisms. Your hands or
fingers could be caught and injured by the mechanism.
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Before Driving
Convertible Top (Soft Top)
CAUTION
¾ Remove leaves or other matter that may accumulate on and around the convertible top. If
leaves or other matter block the drain filter, water may enter the vehicle. Clean the drain
filter at least once a year.
Refer to Convertible Top Maintenance on page 6-58.
¾ Before opening the convertible top, make sure the rear window defogger switch is turned
off. Otherwise the heat generated from the defogger could damage the convertible top and
the internal material.
¾ Before lowering or raising the convertible top, stop in a safe place off the right-of-way and
park on a level surface.
¾ Make sure nothing is on the convertible top or near the back window when raising or
lowering the convertible top.
Even small objects may interfere and cause damage.
¾ Do not drive through an automatic car wash; it may damage the convertible top.
¾ Do not raise or lower the convertible top when the temperature is below 5 °C (41 °F) ; this
will damage the convertible top material.
¾ Do not lower the convertible top when it's wet. If the convertible top dries while folded, it
will deteriorate and mold.
¾ Lowering the convertible top while it's wet can also cause water to drip into the passenger
compartment.
¾ Do not raise or lower the convertible top in a strong wind as it could damage the
convertible top or cause an unexpected accident.
NOTE
The power windows go down automatically in conjunction with the convertible top
opening/closing. However, this is a function for improving the operability, and it does not
mean there is a problem. If the vehicle battery is disconnected for vehicle maintenance or
other reasons, the power windows will not go down automatically. If the power windows
do not go down, the automatic open/close mechanism for the windows must be reset.
Refer to Auto-opening on page 3-32.
When lowering the convertible top, make sure objects inside the vehicle are not blown
away by the wind.
Secure all loose objects inside before driving with the convertible top down.
To help prevent burglary or vandalism and to ensure that the passenger compartment
stays dry, close the convertible top and both windows securely and lock both doors when
leaving the vehicle.
The soft top is made of high quality material and if it is not maintained correctly, the
material could harden, becomes stained, or have an uneven gloss.
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Before Driving
Convertible Top (Soft Top)
Lowering the Convertible Top
NOTE
If the power windows do not go down
automatically, fully open the windows
CAUTION
or open the doors.
6.
Standing outside of the vehicle, hold
Do not sit on the folded convertible top.
the convertible top along the front edge
Otherwise, the convertible top could be
and pull it toward the vehicle rear.
damaged or you may fall off and be
injured.
Front edge
1. Make sure the parking brake is
applied.
2. If the engine is running, turn it off.
3. Make sure there are no objects which
have been placed in the area where the
convertible top is to be retracted.
4. With the lock release button depressed
forward, pull back the top latch lever
to unlock it.
NOTE
To lower the convertible top from
inside the vehicle, use the convertible
top's handles.
Lock release button
Top latch
Convertible top's handles
5. Remove the striker from the anchor.
Anchor Striker
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Before Driving
Convertible Top (Soft Top)
7. Move the convertible top rearward and
Raising the Convertible Top
fold it while pressing the rear glass
1. Make sure the parking brake is
lightly with your hand.
applied.
2. If the engine is running, turn it off.
3. Pull up the unlock lever to disengage
the lock.
Unlock Lever
8. With the back end of the convertible
top pressed, press the front end until a
latch sound is heard.
Lightly rock the retracted convertible
top to make sure it is securely locked.
4. Standing outside of the vehicle, hold
the convertible top along the front edge
and pull it towards the vehicle front.
Front edge
NOTE
If the power windows do not go
down automatically, fully open the
windows or open the doors.
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Before Driving
Convertible Top (Soft Top)
To raise the convertible top from
CAUTION
inside the vehicle, use the
convertible top's handles.
¾ Driving with the convertible top not fully
locked could damage the convertible
Convertible top's handles
top.
If the red indicator is visible on the lock
release button, the convertible top is not
locked. After locking the convertible top,
verify that the red indicator is not visible.
Locked position
5.
Sitting in a seat, grasp the convertible
top's handles, and press the convertible
top against the windshield.
Make sure the striker engages with the
Unlocked position
anchor, move the top latch slowly, and
then push the top latch upward until a
latch sound is heard.
Red indicator
Convertible top's handles
¾ Do not spray water directly near the
seam of the window and convertible top
when flushing away dirt on the soft top
with water. Otherwise, water may enter
the vehicle.
Refer to Convertible Top Maintenance on
page 6-58.
Anchor
NOTE
Striker
The convertible top may be constricted
if it is left retracted for a long period.
Therefore, if the top has become
constricted, it may be difficult to hook
the top latch striker to the anchor.
Make sure the convertible top is
securely locked by pushing up on it. If it
still sounds loose (rattles) after being
locked by the top latch, have it inspected
at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
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Before Driving
Convertible Top (Hardtop)
Convertible Top (Hardtop)
The retractable hardtop opens/closes electrically by operating switches in the vehicle. When
opening/closing the roof and window glass operate together. The front roof is stored in the
storage area under rear roof.
To help prevent burglary or vandalism and to ensure that the passenger compartment stays
dry, close the roof and both windows securely and lock both doors when leaving the vehicle.
Middle roof
Front roof
Rear roof
Convertible Top Precautions
WARNING
Always confirm that there are no people around the vehicle before operating the roof:
If the roof were to operate unexpectedly, it could result in an accident and serious injury from
someone getting caught in the mechanism.
Sit in the seat with the seat belt correctly fastened when the vehicle is moving:
Standing in the vehicle, or sitting on the rear roof or center console when the vehicle is
moving is a dangerous way to ride. During a sudden maneuver or collision you could be
seriously injured or even killed.
Always keep your hands and fingers away from the fastening mechanisms when moving the
roof:
It is dangerous to place your hands or fingers near the fastening mechanisms. Your hands or
fingers could be caught and injured by the mechanism.
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Before Driving
Convertible Top (Hardtop)
CAUTION
¾ When getting in or out of the vehicle with the roof open, be careful not to hit your head or
body on the corner of the windshield glass. It may cause an injury.
¾ Do not drive with the roof partially opened; this could damage the roof or cause an
unexpected accident.
¾ Children should not be allowed to play with the retractable hardtop switch.
¾ Do not place objects or cargo around the rear roof, rear glass, or the front roof storage area.
Even small objects may interfere and cause damage.
¾ Remove leaves that accumulate on and around the roof. If the leaves are not removed, they
may block the water drainage outlets.
¾ Before opening the roof, make sure the rear window defogger switch (Defroster) is turned
off. Otherwise the heat generated from the defogger could damage the roof and the
internal material.
¾ When opening/closing the roof, verify that there is no obstruction above the roof (about 1.6
m (5 ft 2 in) from the ground) so as not to damage the roof or the obstruction.
¾ When opening/closing the roof, do not apply any load to the front roof or the rear roof. The
opening/closing mechanism of the roof may be damaged.
¾ Do not spray water directly near the seam of the window and roof when washing off dirt on
the roof with water. Otherwise, water may enter the cabin.
Refer to Convertible Top (Retractable Hardtop) Maintenance on page 6-60.
¾ Open/close the roof with the vehicle parked on a hard, level ground in a safe place where
the vehicle does not obstruct traffic. If the roof is opened/closed on a slope or bump, the
opening/closing mechanism of the roof may be damaged.
¾ Do not drive through an automatic car wash as it may damage the roof.
¾ Do not open or close the roof forcefully when the ambient temperature is low and the roof
or the surrounding area is frozen as it could damage the roof.
¾ Opening the roof while it is wet can also cause water to drip into the passenger
compartment.
¾ Do not open or close the roof in a strong wind as it could damage the roof.
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Before Driving
Convertible Top (Hardtop)
Operation Indication
Operation Indicator Light
When illuminated
This indicates that the roof is only partially open.
When flashing
This indicates that the roof is being open/closed. (During switch operation)
When not illuminated
This indicates that the roof is open/closed fully.
NOTE
If the operation indicator light flashes quickly, there may be a system malfunction. Consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Roof operation display
The roof operation status is indicated on the multi-information display.
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Before Driving
Convertible Top (Hardtop)
Opening the Roof
When pressing the retractable
hardtop switch while the windows
When opening the roof, make sure objects
are closed, the windows open
inside the vehicle are not blown away by
slightly. If the switch is continuously
the wind. Secure all loose objects inside
pressed in the open direction until
before driving with the roof down.
the roof opening operation is
1.
Park the vehicle on level ground in a
completed, the windows return to
safe place where the vehicle does not
their original positions. However,
obstruct traffic.
the windows may not return to their
Shift the shift lever to neutral on a
original positions depending on the
manual transmission vehicle.
conditions.
Shift the selector lever to P on an
The roof keeps opening and the
automatic transmission vehicle.
operation indicator light flashes
Apply the parking brake.
while the retractable hardtop switch
2.
Make sure that the trunk is closed.
is pressed in the open direction.
3.
Start the engine to prevent the battery
If the switch is released while the
from going dead.
roof is opening, the roof stops
4.
Continue pressing the retractable
opening. If the switch is pressed in
hardtop switch in the open direction
the open direction again, the roof
until the roof opening operation is
resumes opening.
completed. When the opening
When the roof is half-open, the front
operation is completed, a beep sound is
roof resumes opening after the rear
activated and the operation indicator
roof is completely open.
light turns off.
Closing the Roof
1. Park the vehicle on level ground in a
safe place where the vehicle does not
obstruct traffic.
Shift the shift lever to neutral on a
manual vehicle.
Shift the selector lever to P on an
automatic vehicle.
Apply the parking brake.
NOTE
2. Make sure that the trunk is closed.
3. Slightly slide the seats back if they are
If the retractable hardtop switch is
in the foremost position.
pressed in the open direction, a
4. Start the engine to prevent the battery
warning beep sounds.
from going dead.
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Before Driving
Convertible Top (Hardtop)
5. Continue pressing the retractable
Operation Conditions
hardtop switch in the close direction
If the following conditions have been
until the roof closing operation is
satisfied, the roof can be opened/closed.
completed. When the closing operation
is completed, a beep sound is activated
The ignition is switched ON.
and the operation indicator light turns
Shift/selector lever is in a position other
off.
than R (reverse).
Vehicle speed is 10 km/h (6.2 mph) or
less.
The trunk lid is closed.
The vehicle is tilted at an angle of 15
degrees or less.
CAUTION
If the vehicle speed exceeds 10 km/h (6.2
mph) during the opening/closing
6. Close the windows using the power
operation, the opening/closing operation
window switch.
of the roof stops midstream. If the roof
NOTE
stops midstream, visibility at the rear may
be impaired or damage to the roof may
If the retractable hardtop switch is
occur which could lead to an accident.
pressed in the close direction, a warning
Operate the switch again with the vehicle
beep sounds.
stopped, depending on the road and traffic
When pressing the retractable hardtop
conditions, to complete opening/closing
switch while the windows are closed, the
operation of the roof.
windows open slightly. The windows do
not return to their original positions
NOTE
even after the roof closing operation is
completed.
For the purposes of safety when
The roof keeps closing and the operation
opening/closing the roof, follow the
indicator light flashes while the
instructions for Opening the Roof and
retractable hardtop switch is pressed in
Closing the Roof.
the close direction.
If the roof cannot be closed even after
If the switch is released while the roof is
the operation conditions are all met,
closing, the roof stops closing. If the
have it checked at an Authorized Mazda
switch is pressed in the close direction
Dealer.
again, the roof resumes closing.
The roof can be closed manually as an
emergency measure.
Refer to When the Roof Cannot be
Closed on page 7-57.
3-42
Before Driving
Convertible Top (Hardtop)
Power Window Interlocking
Operation
When opening/closing the roof, the power
windows lower automatically for
improved operability.
NOTE
If the vehicle battery is disconnected for
vehicle maintenance or other reasons, the
power windows will not lower
automatically. If the power windows do
not lower, reset the power window
automatic open/close function.
Refer to Auto-opening on page 3-32.
3-43
Before Driving
Security System
Modification and Add-On
Immobilizer System
Equipment
The immobilizer system allows the engine
to start only with a key the system
Mazda cannot guarantee the immobilizer
recognizes.
and the theft-deterrent systems' operation
if the system has been modified or if any
If someone attempts to start the engine
add-on equipment has been installed.
with an unrecognized key, the engine will
not start, thereby helping to prevent
CAUTION
vehicle theft.
If you have a problem with the
To avoid damage to the vehicle, do not
immobilizer system or the key, consult an
modify the system or install any add-on
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
equipment to the immobilizer and the
theft-deterrent systems or the vehicle.
CAUTION
¾ Radio equipment like this is governed by
laws in the United States.
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
¾ To avoid damage to the key, do not:
¾ Drop the key.
¾ Get the key wet.
¾ Expose the key to any kind of magnetic
field.
¾ Expose the key to high temperatures
on places such as the dashboard or
hood, under direct sunlight.
¾ If the engine does not start with the
correct key, and the security indicator
light keeps illuminating or flashing, the
system may have a malfunction. Consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
3-44
Before Driving
Security System
NOTE
Arming
The keys carry a unique electronic code.
The system is armed when the ignition is
For this reason, and to assure your
switched from ON to off.
safety, obtaining a replacement key
The security indicator light in the
requires some waiting time. They are
instrument cluster flashes every 2 seconds
only available through an Authorized
until the system is disarmed.
Mazda Dealer.
Always keep a spare key in case one is
lost. If a key is lost, consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
possible.
Disarming
If you lose a key, an Authorized Mazda
Dealer, will reset the electronic codes of
The system is disarmed when the ignition
your remaining keys and immobilizer
is switched ON with the correct
system. Bring all the remaining keys to
programmed key. The security indicator
the Authorized Mazda Dealer to reset.
light illuminates for about 3 seconds and
Starting the vehicle with a key that has
then turns off. If the engine does not start
not been reset is not possible.
with the correct key, and the security
indicator light remains illuminated or
Operation
flashing, try the following:
Make sure the key is within the
NOTE
operational range for signal transmission.
The engine may not start and security
Switch the ignition off, and then restart the
indicator light may illuminate or flash if
engine. If the engine does not start after 3
the key is placed in an area where it is
or more tries, contact an Authorized
difficult for the system to detect the
Mazda Dealer.
signal, such as on the dashboard. Move
NOTE
the key to a location within the signal
range, switch the ignition off, and then
If the security indicator light flashes
restart the engine.
continuously while you are driving, do
Signals from a TV or radio station, or
not shut off the engine. Go to an
from a transceiver or mobile telephone
Authorized Mazda Dealer, and have it
could interfere with your immobilizer
checked. If the engine is shut off while
system. If you are using the proper key
the indicator light is flashing, you will
and the engine fails to start, check the
not be able to restart it.
security indicator light.
Because the electronic codes are reset
when the immobilizer system is repaired,
the keys are needed. Make sure to bring
all the keys to an Authorized Mazda
Dealer, so that they can be programmed.
3-45
Before Driving
Security System
NOTE
Theft-Deterrent System*
The trunk lid does not open while the
If the theft-deterrent system detects an
theft-deterrent system is operating.
inappropriate entry into the vehicle, which
If the battery goes dead while the
could result in the vehicle or its contents
theft-deterrent system is armed, the horn
being stolen, the alarm alerts the
will activate and the hazard warning
surrounding area of an abnormality by
lights will flash when the battery is
sounding the horn and flashing the hazard
charged or replaced.
warning lights.
How to Arm the System
The system will not function unless it's
1.
Close the windows and the convertible
properly armed. So when you leave the
top securely.
vehicle, follow the arming procedure
2.
Switch the ignition OFF.
correctly.
3.
Make sure the hood, the doors, and the
Operation
trunk lid are closed.
4.
Press the lock button on the transmitter
System triggering conditions
or lock the driver's door from the
The horn sounds intermittently and the
outside with the auxiliary key.
hazard warning lights flash for about 30
The hazard warning lights will flash
seconds when the system is triggered by
once.
any one of the following:
The following method will also arm
the theft-deterrent system:
Unlocking a door with the auxiliary key,
Press the door-lock switch “
” while
door lock switch, or an inside door-lock
any door is open and then close both of
knob.
the doors.
Forcing open a door, the hood or the
(With the advanced keyless function)
trunk lid.
Press a request switch.
Opening the hood by operating the hood
release handle.
The security indicator light in the
Switching the ignition ON without using
instrument cluster flashes twice per
the push button start.
second for 20 seconds.
If the system is triggered again, the lights
and horn will activate until the driver's
door is unlocked with the transmitter.
(With the advanced keyless function)
5.
After 20 seconds, the system is fully
The lights and horn can also be
armed.
deactivated by pressing the request switch
on a door.
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*Some models.
Before Driving
Security System
NOTE
NOTE
When the doors are unlocked by pressing
The theft-deterrent system can also be
the unlock button on the transmitter while
armed by activating the auto relock
the theft-deterrent system is turned off, the
function with both the doors, the trunk
hazard warning lights will flash twice to
lid and the hood closed.
indicate that the system is turned off.
Refer to Transmitter on page 3-5.
The system will disarm if one of the
To Stop the Alarm
following operations takes place within
A triggered alarm can be turned off using
20 seconds after pressing the lock
any one of the following methods:
button:
Pressing the unlock button or the trunk
Unlocking any door.
button on the transmitter.
Opening any door.
Starting the engine with the push button
Opening the hood.
start.
Switching the ignition ON.
(With the advanced keyless function)
To rearm the system, do the arming
Pressing a request switch on the
procedure again.
doors.
When the doors are locked by pressing
the lock button on the transmitter or
The hazard warning lights will flash twice.
using the auxiliary key while the
theft-deterrent system is armed, the
hazard warning lights will flash once to
indicate that the system is armed.
To Turn Off an Armed System
An armed system can be turned off using
any one of the following methods:
Pressing the unlock button on the
transmitter.
Starting the engine with the push button
start.
(With the advanced keyless function)
Pressing a request switch on the
doors.
The hazard warning lights will flash twice.
3-47
Before Driving
Driving Tips
Break-In Period
Saving Fuel and Protection
No special break-in is necessary, but a few
of the Environment
precautions in the first 1,000 km (600
How you operate your Mazda determines
miles) may add to the performance,
how far it will travel on a tank of fuel. Use
economy, and life of the vehicle.
these suggestions to help save fuel and
Do not race the engine.
reduce CO2.
Do not maintain one constant speed,
Avoid long warm-ups. Once the engine
either slow or fast, for a long period of
runs smoothly, begin driving.
time.
Avoid fast starts.
Do not drive constantly at full-throttle or
Drive at lower speeds.
high engine rpm for extended periods of
Anticipate when to apply the brakes
time.
(avoid sudden braking).
Avoid unnecessary hard stops.
Follow the maintenance schedule (page
Avoid full-throttle starts.
6-4) and have an Authorized Mazda
Dealer perform inspections and
servicing.
Use the air conditioner only when
necessary.
Slow down on rough roads.
Keep the tires properly inflated.
Do not carry unnecessary weight.
Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal
while driving.
Keep the wheels in correct alignment.
Keep windows closed at high speeds.
Slow down when driving in crosswinds
and headwinds.
WARNING
Never stop the engine when going down a
hill:
Stopping the engine when going down a
hill is dangerous. This causes the loss of
power steering and power brake control,
and may cause damage to the drivetrain.
Any loss of steering or braking control
could cause an accident.
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Before Driving
Driving Tips
Hazardous Driving
Floor Mat
We recommend the use of Genuine
WARNING
Mazda floor mats.
WARNING
Be extremely careful if it is necessary to
downshift on slippery surfaces:
Downshifting into lower gear while driving
Make sure the floor mats are hooked on the
on slippery surfaces is dangerous. The
retention pins to prevent them from
sudden change in tire speed could cause
bunching up under the foot pedals:
the tires to skid. This could lead to loss of
Using a floor mat that is not secured is
vehicle control and an accident.
dangerous as it will interfere with the
accelerator and brake pedal operation,
When driving on ice or in water, snow,
which could result in an accident.
mud, sand, or similar hazards:
Be cautious and allow extra distance for
Do not install two floor mats, one on top of
braking.
the other, on the driver's side:
Avoid sudden braking and sudden
Installing two floor mats, one on top of the
maneuvering.
other, on the driver's side is dangerous as
Do not pump the brakes. Continue to
the retention pins can only keep one floor
press down on the brake pedal.
mat from sliding forward.
Refer to Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Loose floor mat(s) will interfere with the
on page 4-66.
foot pedals and could result in an accident.
If you get stuck, select a lower gear and
If using an all-weather mat for winter use
accelerate slowly. Do not spin the rear
always remove the original floor mat.
wheels.
For more traction in starting on slippery
surfaces such as ice or packed snow, use
sand, rock salt, chains, carpeting, or
other nonslip material under the rear
wheels.
NOTE
Use snow chains only on the rear wheels.
When setting a floor mat, position the
floor mat so that its grommets are inserted
over the pointed end of the retention posts.
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Before Driving
Driving Tips
Rocking the Vehicle
Winter Driving
Carry emergency gear, including tire
WARNING
chains, window scraper, flares, a small
shovel, jumper cables, and a small bag of
sand or salt.
Do not spin the wheels at more than 56
Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer to check
km/h (35 mph), and do not allow anyone
the following:
to stand behind a wheel when pushing the
vehicle:
Have the proper ratio of antifreeze in the
When the vehicle is stuck, spinning the
radiator.
wheels at high speed is dangerous. The
Refer to Engine Coolant on page 6-22.
spinning tire could overheat and explode.
Inspect the battery and its cables. Cold
This could cause serious injuries.
reduces battery capacity.
Use an engine oil appropriate for the
lowest ambient temperatures that the
CAUTION
vehicle will be driven in (page 6-20).
Inspect the ignition system for damage
Too much rocking may cause engine
and loose connections.
overheating, transmission failure, and tire
Use washer fluid made with
damage.
antifreezeʊbut do not use engine
If you must rock the vehicle to free it from
coolant antifreeze for washer fluid (page
snow, sand or mud, depress the accelerator
6-24).
slightly and slowly move the shift lever/
selector lever from 1 (D) to R position.
NOTE
Do not use the parking brake in freezing
weather as it may freeze. Instead, shift
to P with an automatic transmission and
to 1 or R with a manual transmission.
Block the rear wheels.
Remove snow before driving. Snow left
on the windshield is dangerous as it
could obstruct vision.
Do not open or close the soft top when
the temperature is 5 °C (41 °F) or less.
The material of the soft top could be
damaged by freezing.
Do not apply excessive force to a
window scraper when removing ice or
frozen snow on the mirror glass and
windshield.
3-50
Before Driving
Driving Tips
Never use warm or hot water for
CAUTION
removing snow or ice from windows and
mirrors as it could result in the glass
Check local regulations before using
cracking.
studded tires.
Drive slowly. Braking performance can
be adversely affected if snow or ice
NOTE
adheres to the brake components. If this
The tire pressure monitoring system may
situation occurs, drive the vehicle
not function correctly when using tires
slowly, releasing the accelerator pedal
with steel wire reinforcement in the
and lightly applying the brakes several
sidewalls (page 4-116).
times until the brake performance
returns to normal.
Tire Chains
Snow Tires
Check local regulations before using tire
chains.
Use snow tires on all 4 wheels
Do not go faster than 120 km/h (75 mph)
CAUTION
while driving with snow tires. Inflate snow
¾ Chains may affect handling.
tires 30 kPa (0.3 kgf/cm2, 4.3 psi) more
¾ Do not go faster than 50 km/h (30 mph)
than recommended on the tire pressure
label (driver's door frame), but never more
or the chain manufacturer's
than the maximum cold-tire pressure
recommended limit, whichever is lower.
shown on the tires.
¾ Drive carefully and avoid bumps, holes,
and sharp turns.
The vehicle is originally equipped with
¾ Avoid locked-wheel braking.
summer tires designed for optimum
¾ Do not use chains on a temporary spare
traction on wet and dry roads. If your
tire; it may result in damage to the
vehicle is to be used on snow and ice
vehicle and to the tire. Your vehicle is not
covered roads, Mazda recommends that
equipped with a factory installed
you replace the tires originally equipped
temporary spare tire.
on your vehicle with snow tires during the
¾ Do not use chains on roads that are free
winter months.
of snow or ice. The tires and chains could
be damaged.
WARNING
¾ Chains may scratch or chip aluminum
wheels.
Use only the same size and type tires (snow,
NOTE
radial, or non-radial) on all 4 wheels:
Using tires different in size or type is
The tire pressure monitoring system may
dangerous. Your vehicle's handling could
not function correctly when using tire
be greatly affected and result in an
chains.
accident.
Install the chains on the rear tires only.
3-51
Before Driving
Driving Tips
Do not use chains on the front tires.
Driving In Flooded Area
Please consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
WARNING
Installing the chains
1.
Secure the chains on the rear tires as
Dry off brakes that have become wet by
tightly as possible.
driving slowly, releasing the accelerator
Always follow the chain
pedal and lightly applying the brakes
manufacturer's instructions.
several times until the brake performance
2.
Retighten the chains after driving
returns to normal:
1/2ʊ1 km (1/4ʊ1/2 mile).
Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.
Increased stopping distance or the vehicle
pulling to one side when braking could
result in a serious accident. Light braking
will indicate whether the brakes have been
affected.
CAUTION
Do not drive the vehicle on flooded roads
as it could cause short circuiting of
electrical/electronic parts, or engine
damage or stalling from water absorption.
If the vehicle has been immersed in water,
consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
3-52
Before Driving
Driving Tips
Overloading
WARNING
Be careful not to overload your vehicle:
The gross axle weight rating (GAWR) and
the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of
the vehicle are on the Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard Label on the driver's door frame.
Exceeding these ratings can cause an
accident or vehicle damage. You can
estimate the weight of the load by
weighing the items (or people) before
putting them in the vehicle.
3-53
Before Driving
Driving Tips
Driving on Uneven Road
Your vehicle's suspension and underbody can be damaged if driven on rough/uneven roads
or over speed bumps at excessive speeds. Use care and reduce speed when traveling on
rough/uneven roads or over speed bumps.
Use care not to damage the vehicle's underbody, bumpers or muffler(s) when driving under
the following conditions:
Ascending or descending a slope with a sharp transition angle
Ascending or descending a driveway or trailer ramp with a sharp transition angle
This vehicle is equipped with low profile tires allowing class-leading performance and
handling. As a result, the sidewall of the tires are very thin and the tires and wheels can be
damaged if driven through potholes or on rough/uneven roads at excessive speeds. Use care
and reduce speed when traveling on rough/uneven roads or through potholes.
3-54
Before Driving
Towing
Trailer Towing
Recreational Towing
Your Mazda is not designed for towing.
An example of "recreational towing" is
Never tow a trailer with your Mazda.
towing your vehicle behind a motorhome.
The transmission is not designed for
towing this vehicle on all 4 wheels.
When doing recreational towing refer to
"Towing Description" (page 7-30) and
"Tiedown Hooks" (page 7-31) and
carefully follow the instructions.
3-55
MEMO
3-56
When Driving
4
Information concerning safer driving and stopping.
Start/Stop Engine
4-4
Hazard Warning Flasher
4-58
Ignition Switch
4-4
HomeLink Wireless Control
Starting the Engine
4-5
System*
4-58
Turning the Engine Off
4-11
Brake
4-62
Instrument Cluster and Display
Brake System
4-62
........................................................... 4-12
Hill Launch Assist (HLA)*
4-65
Meters and Gauges
4-12
Multi-information Display and INFO
ABS/TCS/DSC
4-66
Switch*
4-19
Antilock Brake System
Warning/Indicator Lights
4-27
(ABS)
4-66
Traction Control System
Manual Transmission
(TCS)
4-67
Operation
4-32
Dynamic Stability Control
Manual Transmission Shift
(DSC)
4-68
Pattern
4-32
Drive Selection
4-70
Automatic Transmission
4-35
Drive Selection*
4-70
Automatic Transmission
Controls
4-35
Power Steering
4-72
Shift-Lock System
4-36
Power Steering
4-72
Transmission Ranges
4-36
Manual Shift Mode
4-38
i-ACTIVSENSE
4-73
Direct Mode*
4-43
i-ACTIVSENSE*
4-73
Driving Tips
4-44
Adaptive Front Lighting System
(AFS)*
4-75
Switches and Controls
4-45
High Beam Control System
Lighting Control
4-45
(HBC)*
4-76
Turn and Lane-Change
Lane Departure Warning System
Signals
4-51
(LDWS)*
4-79
Windshield Wipers and
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)*
Washer
4-52
.................................................... 4-85
Rear Window Defogger
4-56
Horn
4-57
*Some models.
4-1
Traffic Sign Recognition System
Cruise Control
4-109
(TSR)*
4-90
Cruise Control*
4-109
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)*
.................................................... 4-96
Tire Pressure Monitoring
Smart City Brake Support
System
4-114
(SCBS)*
4-99
Tire Pressure Monitoring
Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)*
System
4-114
.................................................. 4-103
Radar Sensors (Rear)*
4-107
Rear View Monitor
4-118
Rear View Monitor*
4-118
4-2
*Some models.
When Driving
Start/Stop Engine
Off
Ignition Switch
The power supply to electrical devices
Push Button Start Positions
turns off and the push button start
indicator light (amber) also turns off.
The system operates only when the key is
within operational range.
Each time the push button start is pressed,
WARNING
the ignition switches in the order of off,
ACC, and ON. Pressing the push button
Before leaving the driver's seat, always
start again from ON switches the ignition
switch the ignition off, set the parking
off.
brake, and make sure the selector lever is in
P (automatic transmission) position or in
1st gear or R (manual transmission):
Leaving the driver's seat without switching
the ignition off, setting the parking brake,
and shifting the selector lever to P
Indicator light
(automatic transmission) position or to 1st
gear or R (manual transmission) is
dangerous. Unexpected vehicle movement
could occur which could result in an
accident.
In addition, if your intention is to leave the
vehicle for even a short period, it is
NOTE
important to switch the ignition off, as
The engine starts by pressing the push
leaving it in another position will disable
button start while depressing the clutch
some of the vehicle's security systems and
pedal (manual transmission) or the
run the battery down.
brake pedal (automatic transmission).
ACC (Accessory)
To switch the ignition position, press the
push button start without depressing the
Some electrical accessories will operate
pedal.
and the indicator light (amber) illuminates.
Do not leave the ignition switched ON
NOTE
while the engine is not running. Doing
The keyless entry system does not function
so could result in the battery going
while the push button start has been
dead. If the ignition is left in ACC (For
pressed to ACC, and the doors will not
automatic transmission, the selector
lock/unlock even if they have been locked
lever is in the P position, and the
manually.
ignition is in ACC), the ignition switches
off automatically after about 25 minutes.
4-4
When Driving
Start/Stop Engine
ON
Starting the Engine
This is the normal running position after
the engine is started. The indicator light
WARNING
(amber) turns off. (The indicator light
(amber) illuminates when the ignition is
switched ON and the engine is not
Radio waves from the key may affect
medical devices such as pacemakers:
running.)
Some indicator lights/warning lights
Before using the key near people who use
should be inspected before the engine is
medical devices, ask the medical device
manufacturer or your physician if radio
started (page 4-27).
waves from the key will affect the device.
NOTE
When the push button start is pressed to
NOTE
ON, the sound of the fuel pump motor
The key must be carried because the key
operating near the fuel tank can be heard.
carries an immobilizer chip that must
This does not indicate an abnormality.
communicate with the engine controls at
short range.
The engine can be started when the push
button start is pressed from off, ACC, or
ON.
The push button start system functions
(function which can start the engine by
only carrying the key) can be
deactivated to prevent any possible
adverse effect on a user wearing a
pacemaker or other medical device. If
the system is deactivated, you will be
unable to start the engine by carrying
the key. Consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer for details. If the push button
start system functions have been
deactivated, you can start the engine by
following the procedure indicated when
the key battery goes dead.
Refer to Engine Start Function When
Key Battery is Dead on page 4-8.
4-5
When Driving
Start/Stop Engine
After starting a cold engine, the engine
NOTE
speed increases and a whining sound
(Manual transmission)
from the engine compartment can be
The starter will not operate if the
heard.
clutch pedal is not depressed
This is for improved exhaust gas
sufficiently.
purification and does not indicate any
(Automatic transmission)
parts defect.
The starter will not operate if the
Engine-starting is controlled by the
selector lever is not in P or N and the
spark ignition system.
brake pedal is not depressed
This system meets all Canadian
sufficiently.
Interference-Causing Equipment
6.
Verify that the KEY indicator light
Standard requirements regulating the
(green) in the instrument cluster and
impulse electrical field strength of radio
the push button start indicator light
noise.
(green) illuminate.
1. Make sure you are carrying the key.
2. Occupants should fasten their seat
belts.
3. Make sure the parking brake is on.
4. Continue to press the brake pedal
firmly until the engine has completely
Indicator light
started.
5.
(Manual transmission)
Continue to press the clutch pedal
firmly until the engine has completely
Push button start
started.
(Automatic transmission)
Put the vehicle in park (P). If you must
KEY indicator light
(green)/ KEY
restart the engine while the vehicle is
warning light (red)
moving, shift into neutral (N).
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