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Mazda MX-5 (2022 year). Manual in english - page 6

 

 

When Driving
Automatic Transmission
Gear position indication
Manual Shift Mode
The numeral for the selected gear
The manual shift mode gives you the feel
illuminates.
of driving a manual transmission vehicle
by allowing you to operate the selector
Manual shift mode indication
lever manually. This allows you to control
engine rpm and torque to the drive wheels
much like a manual transmission when
more control is desired.
To change to manual shift mode, shift the
lever from D to M.
Gear position indication
NOTE
If the gears cannot be shifted down
when driving at higher speeds, the gear
position indication will flash twice to
signal that the gears cannot be shifted
NOTE
down (to protect the transmission).
Changing to manual shift mode while
driving will not damage the transmission.
Manually Shifting Up
To return to automatic shift mode, shift the
You can shift gears up by operating the
lever from M to D.
selector lever or the steering shift
switches*.
NOTE
M1 ĺ M2 ĺ M3 ĺ M4 ĺ M5 ĺ M6
If you change to manual shift mode
Using selector lever
when the vehicle is stopped, the gear
will shift to M1.
To shift up to a higher gear, tap the
If you change to manual shift mode
selector lever back once.
without depressing the accelerator pedal
when driving in D range, 5th gear/6th
gear, the gear will shift to M4/M5.
Indicators
Manual shift mode indication
In manual shift mode, the “M” of the shift
position indication in the instrument panel
illuminates.
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*Some models.
When Driving
Automatic Transmission
Using steering shift switch*
This function is canceled while the DSC
is turned off. However, if the vehicle is
To shift up to a higher gear with the
continuously driven at a high rpm, the
steering shift switches, pull the UP switch
gears may automatically shift up to
(
) toward you once with your
protect the engine.
fingers.
The steering shift switch can be used
temporarily even if the selector lever is
UP switch (+/OFF)
in the D position while driving. In
addition, it returns to automatic shift
mode when the UP switch (
) is
pulled rearward for a sufficient amount
of time.
Manually Shifting Down
You can shift gears down by operating the
selector lever or the steering shift
switches*.
M6 ĺ M5 ĺ M4 ĺ M3 ĺ M2ĺ M1
WARNING
Using selector lever
To shift down to a lower gear, tap the
Keep your hands on the steering wheel rim
selector lever forward once.
when using fingers on the steering shift
switches:
Putting your hands inside the rim of the
steering wheel when using the steering
shift switches is dangerous. If the driver's
air bag were to deploy in a collision, your
hands could be impacted causing injury.
NOTE
When driving slowly, the gears may not
shift up.
Do not drive the vehicle with the
tachometer needle in the RED ZONE
while in manual shift mode. In addition,
manual shift mode switches to automatic
shift mode while the accelerator pedal is
completely depressed.
*Some models.
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When Driving
Automatic Transmission
Using steering shift switch*
Keep your hands on the steering wheel rim
when using fingers on the steering shift
To shift down to a lower gear with the
switches:
steering shift switches, pull the DOWN
Putting your hands inside the rim of the
switch toward you once with your
steering wheel when using the steering
fingers.
shift switches is dangerous. If the driver's
air bag were to deploy in a collision, your
DOWN switch (-)
hands could be impacted causing injury.
NOTE
When driving at high speeds, the gear
may not shift down.
During deceleration, the gear may
automatically shift down depending on
vehicle speed.
When depressing the accelerator fully,
the transmission will shift to a lower
gear, depending on vehicle speed.
WARNING
However, the gears do not kickdown
while the DSC is turned off.
Do not use engine braking on slippery road
Second Gear Fixed Mode
surfaces or at high speeds:
When the selector lever is moved back
Shifting down while driving on wet, snowy,
while the vehicle speed is about 10 km/h
or frozen roads, or while driving at high
(6.2 mph) or less, the transmission is set in
speeds causes sudden engine braking,
which is dangerous. The sudden change in
the second gear fixed mode. The gear is
fixed in second while in this mode for
tire speed could cause the tires to skid. This
easier acceleration from a stop and driving
could lead to loss of vehicle control and an
on slippery roads such as snow-covered
accident.
roads.
If the selector lever is moved back or
forward while in the second gear fixed
mode, the mode will be canceled.
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*Some models.
When Driving
Automatic Transmission
Shift Gear (Shifting) Speed Limit
For each gear position while in the manual mode, the speed limit is set as follows: When the
selector lever is operated within the range of the speed limit, the gear is shifted.
Shift up
The gear does not shift up while the vehicle speed is lower than the speed limit.
Shift down
The gear does not shift down while the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit.
If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit and the gear does not shift down, the gear
position indication flashes 2 times to notify the driver that the gear cannot be shifted.
Kickdown
When the accelerator pedal is depressed fully while driving, the gear shifts down.
However, the gears do not kickdown while the DSC is turned off.
NOTE
The gear also shifts down using kickdown while in the second gear fixed mode.
Auto-shift down
The gear shifts down automatically depending on the vehicle speed during deceleration.
NOTE
If the vehicle comes to a stop while in the second gear fixed mode, the gear remains in
second.
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When Driving
Automatic Transmission
Recommendations for Shifting
Upshifting
For normal acceleration and cruising, Mazda recommends these shift points:
Gear
Vehicle speed*1
M1 to M2
24 km/h (15 mph)
M2 to M3
40 km/h (25 mph)
M3 to M4
65 km/h (40 mph)
M4 to M5
73 km/h (45 mph)
M5 to M6
81 km/h (50 mph)
*1
Always observe local speed limit regulations.
Downshifting
When you must slow down in heavy traffic or on a steep upgrade, downshift before the
engine starts to overwork. This gives better acceleration when you need more speed.
On a steep downgrade, downshifting helps maintain safe speed and prolongs brake life.
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When Driving
Automatic Transmission
NOTE
Direct Mode*
Shifting up and down while in direct mode
Direct mode can be used for temporarily
may not be possible depending on the
switching gears by operating the steering
vehicle speed. In addition, because direct
shift switch while the vehicle is being
mode is canceled (released) depending on
driven with the selector lever in the D
the rate of acceleration or if the
position.
accelerator is fully depressed, use of the
While in direct mode, the D and M
manual shift mode is recommended if you
indication illuminate and the gear position
need to drive the vehicle in a particular
in use is illuminated.
gear for long periods.
Direct mode is canceled (released) under
the following conditions.
The UP switch (
) is pulled
rearward for a certain amount of time or
longer.
The vehicle is driven for a certain
amount of time or longer (time differs
depending on the driving conditions
while operating).
The vehicle is stopped or moving at a
slow speed.
Direct mode indication
Gear position indication
*Some models.
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When Driving
Automatic Transmission
Climbing steep grades from a stop
Driving Tips
To climb a steep grade from a stopped
position:
WARNING
1. Depress the brake pedal.
2. Shift to D or M1, depending on the
Do not let the vehicle move in a direction
load weight and grade steepness.
opposite to the direction selected by the
3. Release the brake pedal while
selector lever:
gradually accelerating.
Do not let the vehicle move backward with
Descending steep grades
the selector lever in a forward position, or
do not let the vehicle move forward with
When descending a steep grade, shift to
the selector lever in the reverse position.
lower gears, depending on load weight and
Otherwise, the engine may stop, causing
grade steepness. Descend slowly, using the
the loss of the power brake and power
brakes only occasionally to prevent them
steering functions, and make it difficult to
from overheating.
control the vehicle which could result in an
accident.
Passing
For extra power when passing another
vehicle or climbing steep grades, depress
the accelerator fully. The transmission will
shift to a lower gear, depending on vehicle
speed.
NOTE
The accelerator pedal may initially feel
heavy as it is being depressed, then feel
lighter as it is depressed further. This
change in pedal force aids the engine
control system in determining how much
the accelerator pedal has been
depressed for performing kickdown, and
functions to control whether or not
kickdown should be performed.
While the selector lever is in the M
position and the DSC is turned off,
manual shift mode does not switch to
automatic shift mode even if the
accelerator pedal is completely
depressed. Operate the selector lever.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
Lighting Control
Headlights
Turn the headlight switch to turn the headlights and other exterior lights on or off.
When the lights are turned on, the lights-on indicator light in the instrument cluster turns on.
NOTE
If the light switch is left on, the lights will automatically switch off approximately 30
seconds after switching the ignition off.
The time setting can be changed.
Refer to the Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
To prevent discharging the battery, do not leave the lights on while the engine is off unless
safety requires them.
Without auto-light control
Switch Position
OFF
ACC or
ACC or
ACC or
Ignition Position
ON
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
Headlights
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
On*2
Daytime running lights
On*1
Off
On*1
Off
Off
Off
Taillights
Parking lights
Off
Off
On
On*2
On
On*2
License plate lights
Side-marker lights
*1
The lights are turned on while the vehicle is driven.
*2
The lights are turned on for the specified period by the auto headlight off function.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
With auto-light control
(Except Canada)
Switch Position
OFF
AUTO
ACC or
ACC or
ACC or
ACC or
Ignition Position
ON
ON
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
Headlights
Off
Off
Auto*2
Auto*4
Off
Off
On
On*4
Daytime running lights
On*1
Off
On*3
Off
On*1
Off
Off
Off
Taillights
Parking lights
Off
Off
Auto*2
Auto*4
On
On*4
On
On*4
License plate lights
Side-marker lights
*1
The lights are turned on while the vehicle is driven.
*2
The lights are turned on by the auto light function.
*3
The lights are turned on while the vehicle is driven, and turned off when the headlights are turned on by the
auto light function.
*4
The lights are turned on for the specified period by the auto headlight off function.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
(Canada)
Ignition Position
ACC or OFF
ON
Switch Position
OFF*1
AUTO
OFF*1
AUTO
Headlights
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
Daytime running
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
lights
Auto*2*4
Auto*3*4
Taillights
Parking lights
Off
On*5
On
On*5
On
License plate lights
Side-marker lights
*1
The light switch returns to the AUTO position automatically.
*2
During the daytime, the daytime running lights turn on automatically. During the nighttime, the headlights,
parking lights, taillights, and the license plate lights turn on automatically.
*3
During the daytime, the daytime running lights, parking lights, taillights, and the license plate lights turn on
automatically. During the nighttime, the headlights, parking lights, taillights, and the license plate lights turn
on automatically.
*4
When the light switch is switched to the OFF position while the vehicle is stopped, all of the lights that are
turned on turn off. When the light switch is switched from a position other than
to the
position
while the vehicle is stopped, the daytime running lights or the headlights turn off. When starting to drive the
vehicle, the lights that are turned off turn on again.
*5
The lights are turned on for the specified period by the auto headlight off function.
Auto-light control*
(Except Cnnada)
When the headlight switch is in the AUTO position and the ignition is switched ON, the
light sensor senses the surrounding lightness or darkness and automatically turns the
headlights and other exterior lights on or off.
(Canada)
When the headlight switch is in a position other than
and the ignition is switched ON, the
light sensor senses the surrounding lightness or darkness and automatically turns the
headlights and other exterior lights on or off.
*Some models.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
CAUTION
¾ Do not shade the light sensor by adhering a sticker or a label on the windshield. Otherwise
the light sensor will not operate correctly.
¾ The light sensor also works as a rain sensor for the auto-wiper control. Keep hands and
scrapers clear of the windshield when the wiper lever is in the AUTO position and the
ignition is switched ON as fingers could be pinched or the wipers and wiper blades could be
damaged when the wipers activate automatically. If you are going to clean the windshield,
be sure the wipers are turned off completely when it is particularly tempting to leave the
engine running. This is particularly important when clearing ice and snow.
NOTE
The headlights, other exterior lights and dashboard illumination may not turn off
immediately even if the surrounding area becomes well-lit because the light sensor
determines that it is night time if the surrounding area is continuously dark for several
minutes such as inside long tunnels, traffic jams inside tunnels, or in indoor parking lots.
In this case, the lights turn off if the light switch is turned to the OFF position.
(With auto-wiper control (Except Canada))
If the headlight switch and the windshield wiper switch are in AUTO, and the wipers are
operated at low or high speed by the auto wiper control for several seconds, bad weather
conditions are determined and the headlights may be turned on.
The sensitivity of the auto-light control may be changed.
Refer to the Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
Headlight High-Low Beam
The headlight high-beam indicator light in
the instrument cluster illuminates
The headlights switch between high and
simultaneously. The lever will return to
low beams by moving the lever forward or
the normal position when released.
backward.
High beam
Low beam
When the headlight high-beams are on, the
headlight high-beam indicator light is
Coming Home Light
turned on.
The coming home light turns on the
headlights (low beams) when the lever is
operated.
To turn on the lights
When the lever is pulled with the ignition
switched to ACC or OFF, the low beam
headlights turn on.
The headlights turn off after a certain
Flashing the Headlights
period of time has elapsed after all of the
Can be used when the ignition is switched
doors are closed.
ON.
To flash the headlights, pull the lever fully
towards you (the headlight switch does not
need to be on).
OFF
Headlight
flashing
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
NOTE
Headlight switch: AUTO,
, or
The time until the headlights turn off
after all of the doors are closed can be
Lock button
changed.
Refer to the Settings section in the
Unlock
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
button
If no operations are done for 3 minutes
after the lever is pulled, the headlights
turn off.
The headlights turn off if the lever is
pulled again while the headlights are
illuminated.
NOTE
Leaving Home Light
Operation of the leaving home light can
be turned on or off.
The leaving home light turns on the lights
Refer to the Settings section in the
when the transmitter unlock button is
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
pressed while away from the vehicle.
When the transmitter lock button is
The following lights turn on when the
pressed and the vehicle receives the
leaving home light is operated.
transmitter signal, the headlights turn
Low beams, Parking lights, Taillights,
off.
License plate lights.
When the headlight switch is turned to
To turn on the lights
the OFF position, the headlights turn
off.
When the ignition switch and the headlight
switch are in the following conditions, the
Headlight Leveling
headlights will illuminate when the
The number of passengers and weight of
transmitter unlock button is pressed and
cargo in the luggage compartment change
the vehicle receives the transmitter signal.
the angle of the headlights.
The headlights turn off after a certain
period of time has elapsed (30 seconds).
The angle of the headlights will be
Ignition switch: off
automatically adjusted when turning on
the headlights.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
Daytime Running Lights
Turn and Lane-Change
Some countries require moving vehicles to
Signals
have their lights on (daytime running
lights) during the daytime.
The ignition must be switched ON to use
the turn and lane-change signals.
The daytime running lights turn on
Turn Signals
automatically when the vehicle starts
moving.
Move the signal lever down (for a left
They turn off when the parking brake is
turn) or up (for a right turn) to the stop
operated or the selector lever is shifted to
position. The signal will self-cancel after
the P position (automatic transmission
the turn is completed.
vehicle).
If the indicator light continues to flash
NOTE
after a turn, manually return the lever to its
(Except Canada)
original position.
The daytime running lights can be
Right turn
deactivated.
Refer to the Settings section in the Mazda
Right lane change
Connect Owner's Manual.
OFF
Left lane change
Left turn
The turn signal indicators in the
instrument cluster flash according to the
operation of the turn signal lever to show
which signal is working.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
NOTE
Windshield Wipers and
If an indicator light stays on without
Washer
flashing or if it flashes abnormally, one
of the turn signal bulbs may be burned
The ignition must be switched ON to use
out.
the wipers.
A personalized function is available to
change the turn indicator sound volume.
WARNING
Refer to the Settings section in the
Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
Use only windshield washer fluid or plain
water in the reservoir:
Lane-Change Signals
Using radiator antifreeze as washer fluid is
Move the lever halfway toward the
dangerous. If sprayed on the windshield, it
direction of the lane changeʊuntil the
will dirty the windshield, affect your
indicator flashesʊ and hold it there. It
visibility, and could result in an accident.
will return to the off position when
released.
Only use windshield washer fluid mixed
with anti-freeze protection in freezing
Three-Flash Turn Signal
weather conditions:
After releasing the turn signal lever, the
Using windshield washer fluid without
turn signal indicator flashes 3 times. The
anti-freeze protection in freezing weather
operation can be canceled by moving the
conditions is dangerous as it could freeze
lever in the direction opposite to which it
on the windshield and block your vision
was operated.
which could cause an accident. In addition,
make sure the windshield is sufficiently
NOTE
warmed using the defroster before
The three-flash turn signal function can be
spraying the washer fluid.
switched to operable/inoperable using the
personalization function.
Refer to the Settings section in the Mazda
CAUTION
Connect Owner's Manual.
¾ When the wipers are not used during
freezing temperatures or for a long time,
the wiper rubber may adhere to the
glass. If the wipers are operated while
adhered to the glass, it could damage
the wiper rubber and motor.
¾ If the wipers are operated while the glass
is dry, the glass could be scratched and
the wiper rubber damaged. When the
glass is dry, spray washer fluid before
operating the wipers.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
¾ If the amount of washer fluid spray is
Switch Posiဨ
Wiper operation
insufficient, do not use the washer
tion
switch. If the washer switch continues to
OFF
Stop
be operated with no washer fluid being
INT
Intermittent
sprayed, it could lead to pump damage.
LO
Low speed
HI
High speed
NOTE
Variable-speed intermittent wipers
If the windshield wipers are operated
under cold weather conditions or during
Set the lever to the intermittent position
snowfall, they could stop due to
and choose the interval timing by rotating
accumulated snow on the windshield. If
the ring.
the windshield wipers stop due to
accumulated snow on the windshield, park
Slow
the vehicle in a safe place, turn the wiper
switch off, and then remove the
accumulated snow. If the wiper switch is
turned to another position other than OFF,
the wipers will operate. If the wipers do
not operate even though the wiper switch
is turned to a position other than OFF,
INT ring
Fast
consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as
soon as possible.
With auto-wiper control
Windshield Wipers
Turn the wipers on by pressing the lever
up or down.
With intermittent wiper
Switch Posiဨ
Wiper operation
tion
MIST
Operation while pulling up lever
OFF
Stop
AUTO
Auto control
Switch Posiဨ
LO
Low speed
Wiper operation
tion
HI
High speed
MIST
Operation while pulling up lever
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
Auto-wiper control*
¾ When the ignition is switched ON and
the wiper lever is in the AUTO position,
When the wiper lever is in the AUTO
the windshield wipers may operate
position, the rain sensor senses the amount
automatically in the following cases:
of rainfall on the windshield and turns the
wipers on or off automatically
¾ The area of the windshield above the
(offʊintermittentʊlow speedʊhigh
rain sensor is touched or wiped with a
speed).
cloth.
¾ The windshield or the rain sensor area
The sensitivity of the rain sensor can be
in the cabin is hit.
adjusted by turning the switch on the
When the ignition is switched ON and
wiper lever.
the wiper lever is in the AUTO position,
From the center position (normal), rotate
do not touch the windshield or the
the switch upward for higher sensitivity
windshield wipers Otherwise, the
(faster response) or rotate it downward for
windshield wipers will operate
less sensitivity (slower response).
automatically which could catch your
fingers or damage the windshield wipers.
Less sensitivity
When removing ice or snow, or cleaning
Switch
the windshield, always make sure the
wiper lever is in the OFF position.
Center
position
NOTE
Switching the auto-wiper lever from the
OFF to the AUTO position while driving
Higher sensitivity
activates the windshield wipers once,
after which they operate according to
CAUTION
the rainfall amount.
The auto-wiper control may not operate
¾ Do not shade the rain sensor by adhering
when the rain sensor temperature is
a sticker or a label on the windshield.
about 10 °C (14 °F) or lower, or
Otherwise the rain sensor will not
about 85 °C (185 °F) or higher.
operate correctly.
If the windshield is coated with water
repellent, the rain sensor may not be
able to sense the amount of rainfall
correctly and the auto-wiper control
may not operate properly.
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*Some models.
When Driving
Switches and Controls
If dirt or foreign matter (such as ice or
Windshield Washer
matter containing salt water) adheres to
Pull the lever toward you and hold it to
the windshield above the rain sensor, or
spray washer fluid.
if the windshield is iced, it could cause
the wipers to move automatically.
OFF
However, if the wipers cannot remove
this ice, dirt or foreign matter, the
auto-wiper control will stop operation.
Washer
In this case, set the wiper lever to the
low speed position or high speed
position for manual operation, or
remove the ice, dirt or foreign matter by
hand to restore the auto-wiper
NOTE
operation.
If the windshield washer is turned on when
If the auto-wiper lever is left in the
the windshield wipers are not operating,
AUTO position, the wipers could
the windshield wipers operate a few times.
operate automatically from the effect of
strong light sources, electromagnetic
If the washer does not work, inspect the
waves, or infrared light because the rain
fluid level (page 6-24). If the fluid level
sensor uses an optical sensor. It is
is normal, consult an Authorized Mazda
recommended that the auto-wiper lever
Dealer.
be switched to the OFF position other
than when driving the vehicle under
rainy conditions.
(With auto-wiper control (Except
Canada))
If the headlight switch and the
windshield wiper switch are in AUTO,
and the wipers are operated at low or
high speed by the auto wiper control for
several seconds, bad weather conditions
are determined and the headlights may
be turned on.
The auto-wiper control functions can be
turned off. Refer to the Settings section
in the Mazda Connect Owner's Manual.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
Fully Automatic Climate Control
Rear Window Defogger
System
The rear window defogger clears fog from
Indicator light
the rear window.
The ignition must be switched ON to use
the defogger.
Press the switch to turn on the rear
window defogger. The rear window
defogger operates for about 15 minutes
and then turns off automatically.
The indicator light illuminates when the
defogger is operating.
CAUTION
To turn off the rear window defogger
before the 15 minutes has elapsed, press
¾ Do not use sharp instruments or window
the switch again.
cleaners with abrasives to clean the
Manual Climate Control System
inside of the rear window surface. They
may damage the defogger grid inside the
Indicator light
window.
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.
NOTE
This defogger is not designed for
melting snow. If there is an
accumulation of snow on the rear
window, remove it before using the
defogger.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
Mirror Defogger*
Horn
The mirror defoggers defrost the outside
To sound the horn, press the
mark on
mirrors.
the steering wheel.
The mirror defoggers operate in
conjunction with the rear window
defogger.
To turn on the mirror defoggers, switch the
ignition ON and press the rear window
defogger switch (page 4-56).
Manual Climate Control System
Indicator light
Fully Automatic Climate Control
System
Indicator light
*Some models.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
Hazard Warning Flasher
HomeLink Wireless
The hazard warning lights should always
Control System*
be used when you stop on or near a
roadway in an emergency.
NOTE
HomeLink and HomeLink house icon are
registered trademarks of Gentex
Corporation.
The HomeLink system replaces up to 3
hand-held transmitters with a single
built-in component in the auto-dimming
mirror. Pressing the HomeLink button on
the auto-dimming mirror activates garage
doors, gates and other devices surrounding
your home.
The hazard warning lights warn other
Indicator light
drivers that your vehicle is a traffic hazard
and that they must take extreme caution
when near it.
HomeLink button
WARNING
Depress the hazard warning flasher and all
the turn signals will flash. The hazard
Do not use the HomeLink system with any
warning indicator lights in the instrument
garage door opener that lacks the safety
stop and reverse feature:
cluster flash simultaneously.
Using the HomeLink system with any
NOTE
garage door opener that lacks the safety
The turn signals do not work when the
stop and reverse feature as required by
hazard warning lights are on.
federal safety standards is dangerous. (This
Check local regulations about the use of
includes garage doors manufactured
hazard warning lights while the vehicle
before April 1, 1982.)
is being towed to verify that it is not in
violation of the law.
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*Some models.
When Driving
Switches and Controls
Using these garage door openers can
Programming the HomeLink
increase the risk of serious injury or death.
System
For further information, contact HomeLink
at 1-800-355-3515 or www.homelink.com
CAUTION
or an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
When programming a garage door opener
Always check the areas surrounding
or a gate, disconnect the power to these
garage doors and gates for people or
devices before performing programming.
obstructions before programming or
Continuous operation of the devices could
during operation of the HomeLink system:
damage the motor.
Programming or operating the HomeLink
system without verifying the safety of areas
The HomeLink system provides 3 buttons
surrounding garage doors and gates is
which can be individually selected and
dangerous and could result in an
programmed using the transmitters for
unexpected accident and serious injury if
current, on-market devices as follows:
someone were to be hit.
1.
Disconnect the power to the garage
door opener or gate programmed to the
NOTE
hand-held transmitter.
The programming will not be erased even
2.
Position the end of your hand-held
if the battery is disconnected.
transmitter 2.5ʊ7.5 cm (1ʊ3 inches)
away from the HomeLink button you
Pre-programming the HomeLink
wish to program while keeping the
System
indicator light in view.
3.
Simultaneously press and hold both the
NOTE
chosen HomeLink and hand-held
It is recommended that a new battery be
transmitter buttons. Do not release the
placed in the hand-held transmitter of the
buttons until step 3 has been
device being programmed to HomeLink
completed.
for quicker training and accurate
transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
NOTE
Some gate operators and garage door
Verify that there is a remote control
openers may require you to replace
transmitter available for the device you
this Programming Step 2 with
would like to program.
procedures noted in the “Gate
Disconnect the power to the device.
Operator/Canadian Programming”
section.
4.
After the HomeLink indicator light
changes from a slow to a rapidly
blinking light, release both the
HomeLink and hand-held transmitter
buttons.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
NOTE
8. Firmly press and release the “learn” or
If the HomeLink indicator light does
“smart” button. (The name and color
not change to a rapidly blinking light,
of the button may vary by
contact HomeLink at
manufacturer.)
NOTE
1-800-355-3515 for assistance.
Complete the programming within 30
5.
Connect the power to the garage door
seconds.
opener or gate programmed to the
9. Return to the vehicle and firmly press,
hand-held transmitter.
hold for two seconds and release the
6.
Firmly press and hold the programmed
programmed HomeLink button. Repeat
HomeLink button for five seconds, and
the “press/hold/release” sequence a
then release it. Perform this operation
second time, and, depending on the
two times to activate the door or gate.
brand of the garage door opener (or
If the door or gate does not activate,
other rolling code equipped device),
press and hold the just-trained
repeat this sequence a third time to
HomeLink button and observe the
complete the programming process.
indicator light.
HomeLink should now activate your
If the indicator light stays on
rolling code equipped device.
constantly, programming is complete
and your device should activate when
NOTE
the HomeLink button is pressed and
To program the remaining two HomeLink
released.
buttons, begin with “Programming”
step 1
NOTE
To program the remaining two
For questions or comments, please contact
HomeLink buttons, begin with
HomeLink at www.homelink.com or
“Programming”― step 1
1-800-355-3515.
If the indicator light blinks rapidly for
two seconds and then turns to a
constant light, continue with
“Programming” steps 7ʊ9 to
complete the programming of a rolling
code equipped device (most commonly
a garage door opener).
7.
At the garage door opener receiver
(motor-head unit) in the garage, locate
the “learn” or “smart” button. This can
usually be found where the hanging
antenna wire is attached to the
motor-head unit.
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When Driving
Switches and Controls
Gate operator/Canadian
Reprogramming the HomeLink
Programming
system
Canadian radio-frequency laws require
To program a device to HomeLink using a
transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit)
HomeLink button previously trained,
after several seconds of transmission ʊ
follow these steps:
which may not be long enough for
1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink
HomeLink to pick up the signal during
button. DO NOT release the button.
programming. Similar to this Canadian
2. The indicator light will begin to flash
law, some U.S. gate operators are designed
after 20 seconds. Without releasing the
to “time-out” in the same manner.
HomeLink button, proceed with
“Programming” - step 1.
If you live in Canada or you are having
Erasing Programmed HomeLink
difficulties programming a gate operator
Buttons
by using the “Programming” procedures
(regardless of where you live), replace
To erase the existing programming from
“Programming HomeLink” step 3 with
all three operating channels, press and
the following:
hold the two outside buttons (
,
) on
the auto-dimming mirror until the
NOTE
HomeLink indicator light begins to flash
If programming a garage door opener or
after approximately 10 seconds.
gate operator, it is advised to unplug the
Verify that the programming has been
device during the “cycling” process to
erased when you resell the vehicle.
prevent possible overheating.
Continue to press and hold the HomeLink
button while you press and release ʊ
every two seconds (“cycle”) your
hand-held transmitter until the frequency
signal has successfully been accepted by
HomeLink. (The indicator light will flash
slowly and then rapidly.)
Proceed with “Programming” step 4 to
complete.
Operating the HomeLink System
Press the programmed HomeLink button
to operate a programmed device. The code
will continue being transmitted for a
maximum of 20 seconds.
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When Driving
Brake
Dry off brakes that have become wet by
Brake System
driving slowly, releasing the accelerator
Foot Brake
pedal and lightly applying the brakes
several times until the brake performance
This vehicle has power-assisted brakes
returns to normal:
that adjust automatically through normal
Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.
use.
Increased stopping distance or the vehicle
pulling to one side when braking could
Should power-assist fail, you can stop by
result in a serious accident. Light braking
applying greater force than normal to the
will indicate whether the brakes have been
brake pedal. But the distance required to
affected.
stop will be greater than usual.
WARNING
CAUTION
¾ Do not drive with your foot held on the
Do not coast with the engine stalled or
clutch pedal or brake pedal, or hold the
turned off, find a safe place to stop:
clutch pedal depressed halfway
Coasting with the engine stalled or turned
unnecessarily. Doing so could result in
off is dangerous. Braking will require more
the following:
effort, and the brake's power-assist could
be depleted if you pump the brake. This will
¾ The clutch and brake parts will wear
cause longer stopping distances or even an
out more quickly.
accident.
¾ The brakes can overheat and adversely
affect brake performance.
Shift to a lower gear when going down
¾ Always depress the brake pedal with the
steep hills:
right foot. Applying the brakes with the
Driving with your foot continuously on the
unaccustomed left foot could slow your
brake pedal or steadily applying the brakes
reaction time to an emergency situation
for long distances is dangerous. This causes
resulting in insufficient braking
overheated brakes, resulting in longer
operation.
stopping distances or even total brake
failure. This could cause loss of vehicle
control and a serious accident. Avoid
continuous application of the brakes.
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When Driving
Brake
¾ Wear shoes appropriate for driving in
Releasing the parking brake
order to avoid your shoe contacting the
Depress the brake pedal and pull the
brake pedal when depressing the
parking brake lever upwards, then press
accelerator pedal.
the release button. While holding the
Parking Brake
button, lower the parking brake lever all
the way down to the released position.
Button
CAUTION
Driving with the parking brake on will
cause excessive wear of the brake parts.
NOTE
For parking in snow, refer to Winter
Driving (page 3-50) regarding parking
brake use.
Setting the parking brake
Warning Light
Depress the brake pedal and then firmly
pull the parking brake lever fully upwards
The warning light turns on when the
with sufficient force to hold the vehicle in
system has a malfunction.
a stationary position.
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer and
Have Vehicle Inspected on page 7-36.
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When Driving
Brake
Brake Pad Wear Indicator
Brake Assist
When the disc brake pads become worn,
During emergency braking situations
the built-in wear indicators contact the
when it is necessary to depress the brake
disc plates. This causes a screeching noise
pedal with greater force, the brake assist
to warn that the pads should be replaced.
system provides braking assistance, thus
enhancing braking performance.
When the brake pedal is depressed hard or
depressed more quickly, the brakes apply
more firmly.
NOTE
When the brake pedal is depressed hard
or depressed more quickly, the pedal
will feel softer but the brakes will apply
When you hear this noise, consult an
more firmly. This is a normal effect of
Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as
the brake assist operation and does not
possible.
indicate a malfunction.
When the brake pedal is depressed hard
WARNING
or depressed more quickly, a motor/
pump operation noise may be heard.
Do not drive with worn disc pads:
This is a normal effect of the brake
Driving with worn disc pads is dangerous.
assist and does not indicate a
The brakes could fail and cause a serious
malfunction.
accident. As soon as you hear a screeching
The brake assist equipment does not
noise consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
supersede the functionality of the
vehicle's main braking system.
NOTE
In high humidity weather conditions,
brake noises, such as brake squeak or
brake squeal can be heard. It does not
indicate a malfunction.
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When Driving
Brake
NOTE
Hill Launch Assist (HLA)*
HLA does not operate on a gentle slope.
HLA is a function which assists the driver
In addition, the gradient of the slope on
in accelerating from a stop while on a
which the system will operate changes
slope. When the driver releases the brake
depending on the vehicle's load.
pedal and depresses the accelerator pedal
HLA does not operate if the parking
while on a slope, the function prevents the
brake is applied, the vehicle has not
vehicle from rolling. The braking force is
stopped completely, or the clutch pedal
maintained automatically after the brake
is released.
pedal is released on a steep grade.
While HLA is operating, the brake pedal
For vehicles with a manual transmission,
may feel stiff and vibrate, however, this
HLA operates on a downward slope when
does not indicate a malfunction.
the shift lever is in the reverse (R)
HLA does not operate while the
position, and on an upward slope when the
TCS/DSC indicator light is illuminated.
shift lever is in a position other than the
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer
reverse (R) position.
and Have Vehicle Inspected on page
For vehicles with an automatic
7-36.
transmission, HLA operates on a
HLA does not turn off even if the DSC
downward slope when the selector lever is
OFF switch is pressed to turn off the
in the reverse (R) position, and on an
TCS/DSC.
upward slope when the selector lever is in
a forward gear.
WARNING
Do not rely completely on HLA:
HLA is an auxiliary device for accelerating
from a stop on a slope. The system only
operates for about 2 seconds and
therefore, relying only on the system, when
accelerating from a stop is dangerous
because the vehicle may move (roll)
unexpectedly and cause an accident.
The vehicle could roll depending on the
vehicle's load or if it is towing something. In
addition, for vehicles with a manual
transmission, the vehicle could still roll
depending on how the clutch pedal or the
accelerator pedal is operated.
Always confirm the safety around the
vehicle before starting to drive the vehicle.
*Some models.
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When Driving
ABS/TCS/DSC
NOTE
Antilock Brake System
Braking distances may be longer on
(ABS)
loose surfaces (snow or gravel, for
The ABS control unit continuously
example) which usually have a hard
monitors the speed of each wheel. If one
foundation. A vehicle with a normal
wheel is about to lock up, the ABS
braking system may require less
responds by automatically releasing and
distance to stop under these conditions
reapplying that wheel's brake.
because the tires will build up a wedge
of surface layer when the wheels skid.
The driver will feel a slight vibration in
The sound of the ABS operating may be
the brake pedal and may hear a chattering
heard when starting the engine or
noise from the brake system. This is
immediately after starting the vehicle,
normal ABS system operation. Continue
however, it does not indicate a
to depress the brake pedal without
malfunction.
pumping the brakes.
The warning light turns on when the
system has a malfunction.
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer and
Have Vehicle Inspected on page 7-36.
WARNING
Do not rely on ABS as a substitute for safe
driving:
The ABS cannot compensate for unsafe
and reckless driving, excessive speed,
tailgating (following another vehicle too
closely), driving on ice and snow, and
hydroplaning (reduced tire friction and
road contact because of water on the road
surface). You can still have an accident.
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When Driving
ABS/TCS/DSC
Use snow tires or tire chains and drive at
Traction Control System
reduced speeds when roads are covered
(TCS)
with ice and/or snow:
Driving without proper traction devices on
The Traction Control System (TCS)
snow and/or ice-covered roads is
enhances traction and safety by controlling
dangerous. The Traction Control System
engine torque and braking. When the TCS
(TCS) alone cannot provide adequate
detects driving wheel slippage, it lowers
traction and you could still have an
engine torque and operates the brakes to
accident.
prevent loss of traction.
NOTE
This means that on a slick surface, the
To turn off the TCS, press the DSC OFF
engine adjusts automatically to provide
switch (page 4-69).
optimum power to the drive wheels,
limiting wheel spin and loss of traction.
TCS/DSC Indicator Light
The warning light turns on when the
system has a malfunction.
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer and
Have Vehicle Inspected on page 7-36.
This indicator light stays on for a few
WARNING
seconds when the ignition is switched ON.
If the TCS or DSC is operating, the
Do not rely on the Traction Control System
indicator light flashes.
(TCS) as a substitute for safe driving:
The Traction Control System (TCS) cannot
If the light stays on, the TCS, DSC or the
compensate for unsafe and reckless
brake assist system may have a
driving, excessive speed, tailgating
malfunction and they may not operate
(following another vehicle too closely), and
correctly. Take your vehicle to an
hydroplaning (reduced tire friction and
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
road contact because of water on the road
NOTE
surface). You can still have an accident.
In addition to the indicator light
flashing, a slight lugging sound will
come from the engine. This indicates
that the TCS/DSC is operating properly.
On slippery surfaces, such as fresh
snow, it will be impossible to achieve
high rpm when the TCS is on.
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When Driving
ABS/TCS/DSC
Dynamic Stability Control
CAUTION
(DSC)
¾ The DSC may not operate correctly
The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
unless the following are observed:
automatically controls braking and engine
¾ Use tires of the correct size specified for
torque in conjunction with systems such as
your Mazda on all 4 wheels.
ABS and TCS to help control side slip
¾ Use tires of the same manufacturer,
when driving on slippery surfaces, or
brand and tread pattern on all 4
during sudden or evasive maneuvering,
wheels.
enhancing vehicle safety.
¾ Do not mix worn tires.
¾ The DSC may not operate correctly when
Refer to ABS (page 4-66) and TCS (page
tire chains are used or a temporary spare
4-67).
tire is installed because the tire diameter
changes.
DSC operation is possible at speeds
greater than 20 km/h (12 mph).
TCS/DSC Indicator Light
The warning light turns on when the
system has a malfunction.
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer and
Have Vehicle Inspected on page 7-36.
This indicator light stays on for a few
WARNING
seconds when the ignition is switched ON.
If the TCS or DSC is operating, the
Do not rely on the Dynamic Stability
indicator light flashes.
Control as a substitute for safe driving:
The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
If the light stays on, the TCS, DSC or the
cannot compensate for unsafe and reckless
brake assist system may have a
driving, excessive speed, tailgating
malfunction and they may not operate
(following another vehicle too closely), and
correctly. Take your vehicle to an
hydroplaning (reduced tire friction and
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
road contact because of water on the road
surface). You can still have an accident.
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