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Mazda MX-5 (2022 year). Manual in english - page 12

 

 

Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
¾ Do not spray water in the engine
NOTE
compartment. Otherwise, it could result
Mazda is not responsible for scratches
in engine-starting problems or damage
caused by automatic car washes or
to electrical parts.
improper washing.
¾ When washing and waxing the vehicle,
Scratches are more noticeable on
be careful not to apply excessive force to
vehicles with darker paint finishes.
any single area of the vehicle hood.
Otherwise, you could dent the vehicle.
To minimize scratches on the vehicle's
¾ Do not use automatic car washing
paint finish:
machines and car washing devices using
Rinse off any dirt or other foreign matter
high water pressure.
using lukewarm or cold water before
¾ Make sure that the fuel-filler lid is closed
washing.
and lock the doors. Otherwise, the
Use plenty of lukewarm or cold water
fuel-filler lid may be forcefully opened by
and a soft cloth when washing the
water pressure causing damage to the
vehicle. Do not use a nylon cloth.
vehicle or fuel-filler lid.
Rub gently when washing or drying the
vehicle.
To help protect the finish from rust and
Take your vehicle only to a car wash
deterioration, wash your Mazda
that keeps its brushes well maintained.
thoroughly and frequently, at least once a
Do not use abrasive cleansers or wax
month, with lukewarm or cold water.
that contain abrasives.
If the vehicle is washed improperly, the
paint surface could be scratched. Here are
CAUTION
some examples of how scratching could
occur.
¾ Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleaners,
or strong detergents containing highly
Scratches occur on the paint surface when:
alkaline or caustic agents on
chrome-plated or anodized aluminum
The vehicle is washed without first
parts. This may damage the protective
rinsing off dirt and other foreign matter.
coating; also, cleaners and detergents
The vehicle is washed with a rough, dry,
may discolor or deteriorate the paint.
or dirty cloth.
The vehicle is washed at a car wash that
Pay special attention to removing salt, dirt,
uses brushes that are dirty or too stiff.
mud, and other foreign material from the
Cleansers or wax containing abrasives
underside of the fenders, and make sure
are used.
the drain holes in the lower edges of the
doors and rocker panels are clean.
6-55
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Insects, tar, tree sap, bird droppings,
Waxing
industrial fallout, and similar deposits can
Your vehicle needs to be waxed when
damage the finish if not removed
water no longer beads on the finish.
immediately. When prompt washing with
Always wash and dry the vehicle before
plain water is ineffective, use a mild soap
waxing it. In addition to the vehicle body,
made for use on vehicles.
wax the metal trim to maintain its luster.
Thoroughly rinse off all soap with
1. Use wax which contains no abrasives.
lukewarm or cold water. Do not allow
Wax containing abrasives will remove
soap to dry on the finish.
paints and could damage bright metal
parts.
After washing the vehicle, dry it with a
2. Use a good grade of natural wax for
clean chamois to prevent water spots from
metallic, mica, and solid colors.
forming.
3. When waxing, coat evenly with the
sponge supplied or a soft cloth.
WARNING
4. Wipe off the wax with a soft cloth.
NOTE
Dry off brakes that have become wet by
A spot remover to remove oil, tar, and
driving slowly, releasing the accelerator
similar materials will usually also take off
pedal and lightly applying the brakes
the wax. Rewax these areas even if the rest
several times until the brake performance
of the vehicle does not need it.
returns to normal:
Driving with wet brakes is dangerous.
Repairing Damage to the Finish
Increased stopping distance or the vehicle
Deep scratches or chips on the finish
pulling to one side when braking could
should be repaired promptly. Exposed
result in a serious accident. Light braking
metal quickly rusts and can lead to major
will indicate whether the brakes have been
repairs.
affected.
CAUTION
If your Mazda is damaged and needs metal
parts repaired or replaced, make sure the
body shop applies anti-corrosion materials
to all parts, both repaired and new. This
will prevent them from rusting.
6-56
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Bright-Metal Maintenance
Underbody Maintenance
Use tar remover to remove road tar and
Road chemicals and salt used for ice and
insects. Never do this with a knife or
snow removal and solvents used for dust
similar tool.
control may collect on the underbody. If
To prevent corrosion on bright-metal
not removed, they will speed up rusting
surfaces, apply wax or chrome
and deterioration of such underbody parts
preservative and rub it to a high luster.
as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust
During cold weather or in coastal areas,
system, even though these parts may be
cover bright-metal parts with a coating
coated with anti-corrosive material.
of wax or preservative heavier than
usual. It would also help to coat them
Thoroughly flush the underbody and
with noncorrosive petroleum jelly or
wheel housings with lukewarm or cold
some other protective compound.
water at the end of each winter. Try also to
do this every month.
CAUTION
Pay special attention to these areas
because they easily hide mud and dirt. It
Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleaners, or
will do more harm than good to wet
strong detergents containing highly
down the road grime without removing
alkaline or caustic agents on
it.
chrome-plated or anodized aluminum
parts. This may result in damage to the
The lower edges of doors, rocker panels,
protective coating and cause discoloration
and frame members have drain holes that
or paint deterioration.
should not be clogged. Water trapped there
will cause rusting.
WARNING
Dry off brakes that have become wet by
driving slowly, releasing the accelerator
pedal and lightly applying the brakes
several times until the brake performance
returns to normal:
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.
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Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Aluminum Wheel Maintenance
Convertible Top (Soft Top)
Maintenance
A protective coating is provided over the
aluminum wheels. Special care is needed
The convertible top is made of a special
to protect this coating.
high-grade material, but if it's not taken
good care of, hardening, staining, and loss
CAUTION
of luster will result. Maintain it under
these guidelines.
Do not use any detergent other than mild
Washing
detergent. Before using any detergent,
verify the ingredients. Otherwise, the
Do not wait until the convertible top gets
product could discolor or stain the
really dirty before cleaning it. Dirt that's
aluminum wheels.
there too long will cause deterioration.
1. Before washing, remove dust and
NOTE
coarse particulate with a soft brush.
2. Gently clean the convertible top with a
Do not use a wire brush or any abrasive
synthetic neutral detergent, lots of
cleaner, polishing compound, or solvent
water, and a soft brush.
on aluminum wheels. They may damage
3. Rinse it thoroughly with clean water to
the coating.
remove all the soap.
Always use a sponge or soft cloth to
4. Wipe it as dry as you can before the
clean the wheels.
water dries on it.
Rinse the wheels thoroughly with
5. Then allow it to dry completely before
lukewarm or cold water. Also, be sure to
lowering it.
clean the wheels after driving on dusty
or salted roads to help prevent
CAUTION
corrosion.
¾ Automatic and high-pressure car washes
are harmful to a convertible top. Avoid
them.
¾ Do not spray water directly on the area
where the window glass and the
convertible top meet. This would
probably cause water to enter the cabin.
6-58
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
¾ Do not spray water directly on the seam
Drain filter cleaning procedure
area of the body and the convertible top
as it could result in water penetrating the
Drain filterA
cabin and trunk.
Drain filterB
¾ Some leather treatment products can
ruin the convertible top's gloss. Be careful
of the one you choose.
¾ Test on an inconspicuous, small corner of
the convertible top if you are not sure.
¾ Do not wipe the convertible top using
alcohol, chlorine bleach, or organic
NOTE
solvents such as thinner, benzene, or
If leaves or other matter block the drain
gasoline. Otherwise, they may cause
filter, water may enter the vehicle.
discoloration or stains.
Clean the drain filter at least once a year.
¾ Do not get any car wax on the
1. Check the position of the drain filter A
convertible top.
with your hand from behind the bow.
If you do, remove it with a good leather
cleaner or mild detergent (about 5%
Bow
solution).
¾ Too much treatment on the convertible
top can be as damaging as too little.
Follow the manufacturer's directions.
Do not overdo it!
¾ Let the convertible top dry completely
before lowering after applying treatment
or dressing.
Drain filterA
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Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
2.
Remove the drain filter A while
Convertible Top (Retractable
pressing the tab.
Hardtop) Maintenance
Washing
To help protect the retractable hardtop's
finish, use a soft cloth or sponge to wash
it.
Insects, tar, tree sap, bird droppings,
industrial fallout, and similar deposits can
damage the finish if they are not removed
immediately. When prompt washing with
plain water is ineffective use a mild soap
made for use on vehicles.
3.
Remove drain filter B out of the
opening after removing drain filter A.
CAUTION
¾ Do not use an automatic car wash.
¾ Do not spray water directly on the area
where the window glass and the
retractable hardtop meet. This would
probably cause water to enter the cabin.
¾ Do not use strong soap, chemical
detergents, or hot water, and do not
wash the retractable hardtop in direct
sunlight or when the surface is warm.
4.
Remove foreign matter such as leaves
Thoroughly rinse with lukewarm or cold
accumulated in drain filter A and drain
water. Do not allow soap to dry on the
filter B.
finish.
5.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
Waxing
CAUTION
Wax the retractable hardtop when water no
longer beads on the paint. Always wash
When installing the drain filter, make sure
and dry it before waxing.
that the drain filter is securely attached to
its designated position by pushing it until
CAUTION
the tab locks. Water may enter the vehicle if
the drain filter is not secured to its
¾ Wiping off dust or dirt with a dry cloth
designated position.
will scratch the finish.
¾ Do not use abrasive wax. This may
damage the protective coating and
discolor or deteriorate the paint.
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Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
NOTE
2. Remove your finger from the
A spot remover to remove oil, tar, and
retractable hardtop switch after the rear
similar materials will usually also take off
roof is raised up.
the wax. Rewax these areas.
3. Make sure the drainage outlets are
visible.
Drainage outlet cleaning procedure
There are drainage outlets on the left and
right of the lower side of the rear window.
Drainage
Rear roof
outlet
Rear window
Drainage
outlet
Rear roof links
4. Switch the ignition OFF.
WARNING
NOTE
If leaves or other foreign matter block the
Verify that the ignition is switched off:
drainage outlets, water may enter the
Closing the roof with the ignition not
cabin. Clean the drainage outlets at least
switched off is dangerous as the motors
once every 6 months.
could turn on suddenly and cause
1. Continue pressing the retractable
injury resulting from hands or fingers
hardtop switch in the open direction
being pinched in the mechanism.
until the rear roof is raised up from the
5. Remove leaves and other foreign
fully closed position.
matter accumulated in the drainage
Refer to Opening the Roof on page
outlet.
3-41.
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Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
7. Pour about 200 ml (200 cc) of water at
CAUTION
once into each of the left and right
drainage outlets to wash away small
When cleaning the drainage outlets, be
particles of foreign matter inside the
careful not to touch the roof links or the
drainage path.
framework of the rear roof. Otherwise,
you could get injured.
Rear roof
Roof links
CAUTION
6. After cleaning the drainage outlets,
Use washer fluid instead of water in
continuously press the retractable
cold weather.
hardtop switch in the close direction to
If water is used, the water may freeze
close the rear roof.
inside the drainage path blocking the
Refer to Closing the Roof on page
path.
3-41.
6-62
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Plastic Part Maintenance
Interior Care
When cleaning the plastic lenses of the
lights, do not use gasoline, kerosene,
WARNING
rectified spirit, paint, thinner, highly
acidic detergents, or strongly alkaline
Do not spray water into the vehicle cabin:
detergents. Otherwise, these chemical
Spraying water into the vehicle cabin is
agents can discolor or damage the
dangerous as electrical devices such as the
surfaces resulting in a significant loss in
audio and switches could get wet resulting
functionality. If plastic parts become
in a malfunction or vehicle fire.
inadvertently exposed to any of these
chemical agents, flush with water
NOTE
immediately.
If plastic parts such as the bumpers
Do not wipe the interior using alcohol,
become inadvertently exposed to
chlorine bleach, or organic solvents
chemical agents or fluids such as
such as thinner, benzene, and gasoline.
gasoline, oil, engine coolant, or battery
Otherwise, it may cause discoloration or
fluid, it could cause discoloration,
stains.
staining, or paint peeling. Wipe off any
Rubbing hard with a stiff brush or cloth
such chemical agents or fluids using a
may cause damage.
soft cloth immediately.
If the vehicle interior becomes soiled by
High water temperature and high water
any of the following, wipe it off
pressure car washers are available
immediately using a soft cloth.
depending on the type of high pressure
Leaving it uncleaned could cause
car washer device. If the car washer
discoloration, stains, cracks, or peeling of
nozzle is put too close to the vehicle or
the coating, and it will make it hard to
aimed at one area for an extended period
wipe off later.
of time, it could deform plastic parts or
damage the paint.
Beverage or fragrance
Do not use wax containing compounds
Grease or oil
(polish). Otherwise, it could result in
Soiling
paint damage.
Seat Belt Maintenance
In addition, do not use an electrical or
air tool to apply wax. Otherwise, the
1. Clean the soiled area by lightly
frictional heat generated could result in
dabbing it with a soft cloth soaked in a
deformation of plastic parts or paint
mild detergent (approx. 5%) diluted
damage.
with water.
2. Wipe off the remaining detergent using
a cloth soaked in clean water and
wrung out well.
6-63
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
3. Before retracting seat belts which have
Upholstery and Synthetic Leather
been pulled out for cleaning, dry them
Maintenance
off thoroughly and make sure there is
Fabric
no remaining moisture on them.
1. Clean the soiled area by lightly
WARNING
dabbing it with a soft cloth soaked in a
mild detergent (approx. 5%) diluted
with water.
If a seat belt appears frayed or has
2. Wipe off the remaining detergent using
abrasions, have it replaced by an
Authorized Mazda Dealer:
a cloth soaked in clean water and
wrung out well.
If a seat belt is used under such a condition,
it cannot function at its full capacity which
Synthetic leather
could result in serious injury or death.
1.
Remove dust and sand using a vacuum
Use a mild detergent to remove soiling
cleaner.
2.
Wipe the soiled area with a soft cloth
from a seat belt:
soaked in a mild detergent (approx.
If organic solvents are used for cleaning the
5%) diluted with water.
seat belts or they become stained or
3.
Wipe off the remaining detergent using
bleached, there is the possibility of them
a cloth soaked in clean water and
becoming weakened and as a result, they
wrung out well.
may not function at their full capacity
which could cause serious injury or death.
Leather Upholstery Maintenance*
NOTE
1.
Remove dust and sand using a vacuum
Clean seat belts diligently if they get dirty.
cleaner.
Leaving them uncleaned will make it
2.
Wipe off the soiled area with a soft
difficult to clean them later, and it may
cloth and a suitable, special cleaner or
affect the smooth retracting of the seat
a soft cloth soaked in a mild detergent
belt.
(about 5%) diluted with water.
3.
Wipe off the remaining detergent using
Vinyl Upholstery Maintenance
a cloth soaked in clean water and
wrung out well.
Remove dust and dirt from the vinyl
4.
Remove moisture with a dry, soft cloth
upholstery using a brush or vacuum.
Remove soiling from vinyl upholstery
and allow the leather to further dry in a
using a leather and vinyl upholstery
well-ventilated, shaded area. If the
leather gets wet such as from rain,
cleaner.
remove the moisture and dry it as soon
as possible.
6-64
*Some models.
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
NOTE
Plastic Part Maintenance
Because genuine leather is a natural
material, its surface is not uniform and
CAUTION
it may have natural scars, scratches,
and wrinkles.
Do not use polishing agents.
To maintain the quality for as long as
Depending on the product ingredients,
possible, periodical maintenance, about
they could cause discoloration, stains,
twice a year, is recommended.
cracks or peeling of the coating.
If the leather upholstery comes into
Instrument Panel Top Maintenance
contact with any of the following, clean
it immediately.
1. Wipe the soiled area with a soft cloth
Leaving it uncleaned could cause
soaked in a mild detergent (approx.
premature wear, mold, or stains.
5%) diluted with water.
Sand or dirt
2. Wipe off the remaining detergent using
a cloth soaked in clean water and
Grease or oil, such as hand cream
Alcohol, such as in cosmetic or hair
wrung out well.
dressing items
Panel Maintenance
If the leather upholstery gets wet,
promptly remove moisture with a dry
If a panel becomes soiled, wipe it off with
cloth. Remaining moisture on the
a soft cloth soaked in clean water and
surface may cause deterioration such as
thoroughly wrung out.
hardening and shrinkage.
If some areas require further cleaning, use
Exposure to direct sunlight for long
the following procedure:
periods may cause deterioration and
1. Wipe the soiled area with a soft cloth
shrinkage. When parking the car under
soaked in a mild detergent (approx.
direct sunlight for long periods, shade
5 %) diluted with water.
the interior using sunshades.
2. Wipe off the remaining detergent using
Do not leave vinyl products on the
a cloth soaked in clean water and
leather upholstery for long periods.
wrung out well.
They may affect the leather quality and
NOTE
coloring. If the cabin temperature
Be particularly careful when cleaning
becomes hot, the vinyl may deteriorate
shiny surface panels and metallic parts
and adhere to the genuine leather.
such as plating as they can be scratched
easily.
6-65
Maintenance and Care
Appearance Care
Cleaning the Window Interiors
If the windows become covered with an
oily, greasy, or waxy film, clean them with
glass cleaner. Follow the directions on the
container.
CAUTION
¾ Do not scrape or scratch the inside of the
window glass. It could damage the
thermal filaments.
¾ When washing the inside of the window
glass, use a soft cloth dampened in
lukewarm water, gently wiping the
thermal filaments.
Use of glass cleaning products could
damage the thermal filaments.
Cleaning the Floor Mats
Rubber floor mats should be cleaned with
mild soap and water only.
WARNING
Do not use rubber cleaners, such as tire
cleaner or tire shine, when cleaning rubber
floor mats:
Cleaning the rubber floor mats with rubber
cleaning products makes the floor mats
slippery.
This may cause an accident when
depressing the accelerator, brake, or clutch
(Manual transmission) pedal or when
getting in or out of the vehicle.
After removing the floor mats for
cleaning, always reinstall them securely
(page 3-49).
6-66
If Trouble Arises
7
Helpful information on what to do if a problem arises with the vehicle.
Parking in an Emergency
7-2
Emergency Towing
7-30
Parking in an Emergency
7-2
Towing Description
7-30
Tiedown Hooks*
7-31
Flat Tire
7-3
Tool Storage
7-3
Warning/Indicator Lights and
Emergency Flat Tire Repair
Warning Sounds
7-33
Kit
7-5
If a Warning Light Turns On or
Changing a Tire
7-17
Flashes
7-33
Message Indicated in Multi-
Battery Runs Out
7-23
information Display*
7-45
Jump-Starting
7-23
Message Indicated on
Display
7-46
Warning Sound is Activated
7-48
Emergency Starting
7-26
Starting a Flooded Engine
7-26
Push-Starting
7-26
When Trunk Lid Cannot be
Opened
7-52
When Trunk Lid Cannot be
Overheating
7-27
Opened
7-52
Overheating
7-27
When the Roof Cannot be
When Fuel-Filler Lid Cannot be
Closed
7-57
Opened
7-29
When the Roof Cannot be
When Fuel-Filler Lid Cannot be
Closed
7-57
Opened
7-29
*Some models.
7-1
If Trouble Arises
Parking in an Emergency
Parking in an Emergency
The hazard warning lights should always
be used when you stop on or near a
roadway in an emergency.
The hazard warning lights warn other
drivers that your vehicle is a traffic hazard
and that they must take extreme caution
when near it.
Depress the hazard warning flasher and all
the turn signals will flash. The hazard
warning indicator lights in the instrument
cluster flash simultaneously.
NOTE
The turn signals do not work when the
hazard warning lights are on.
Check local regulations about the use of
hazard warning lights while the vehicle
is being towed to verify that it is not in
violation of the law.
7-2
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
Tool Storage
NOTE
Your vehicle may or may not be equipped with a jack and lug wrench. For details, consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Tools are stored in the locations illustrated in the diagram.
Emergency flat tire repair kit
Soft top model
Lug wrench
Jack lever
Tiedown eyelet
Tool bag
Jack
Hardtop model
Emergency flat tire repair kit
Lug wrench
Jack lever
Tiedown eyelet
Tool bag
Jack
Some models.
7-3
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
Jack*
To secure the jack
To remove the jack
1. Insert the wing bolt into the jack with
the jack screw pointing back and turn
1. Remove the cover.
the wing bolt clockwise to temporarily
tighten it.
2. Turn the jack screw clockwise.
Wing bolt
2.
Turn the wing bolt and jack screw
counterclockwise.
Jack screw
3. Turn the wing bolt completely to
Wing bolt
secure the jack.
NOTE
If the jack is not completely secured, it
could rattle while driving. Make sure
the jack screw is sufficiently tightened.
4. Insert the cover tabs and install the
cover.
NOTE
Jack screw
Verify that the cover is securely
installed.
Maintenance
Always keep the jack clean.
Make sure the moving parts are kept
free from dirt or rust.
Make sure the screw thread is
adequately lubricated.
7-4
*Some models.
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
U.S.A. and Canada
Emergency Flat Tire
Repair Kit
The emergency flat tire repair kit included
with your Mazda is for a temporary repair
of a slightly damaged flat tire resulting
Sealant bottle
Compressor
from running over nails or similar sharp
objects on the road surface.
Perform the emergency flat tire repair
without removing the nail or similar sharp
object which punctured the tire.
NOTE
Speed restriction sticker Repaired tire sticker
Your vehicle is not equipped with a spare
tire. In the event of a flat tire, use the
emergency flat tire repair kit to repair the
tire temporarily. When doing the repair,
refer to the instructions included in the
Instructions
emergency flat tire repair kit. If an
emergency repair was performed on a flat
Mexico
tire using the emergency flat tire repair kit,
have an Authorized Mazda Dealer, repair
or replace the tire as soon as possible.
About the Emergency Flat Tire
Repair Kit
Tire sealant
Compressor Valve core tool
The emergency flat tire repair kit includes
the following items.
Injection hose
Spare valve core
Speed restriction sticker
Instructions
7-5
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
Using the Emergency Flat Tire
WARNING
Repair Kit
Do not allow children to touch the tire
U.S.A. and Canada
sealant:
1.
Move the vehicle off the right-of-way
¾ Ingestion of tire sealant is dangerous. In
to a safe place on a level and hard
surface where the vehicle does not
the event tire sealant is accidentally
obstruct traffic.
swallowed, drink large amounts of water
immediately and seek medical
2.
Shift the shift lever to the 1 or Reverse
assistance.
(R) position for a manual transmission,
and shift the selector lever to the P
¾ Tire sealant that comes into contact with
position for an automatic transmission.
the eyes and skin is dangerous. If tire
3.
Apply the parking brake with the brake
sealant enters the eyes or contacts the
pedal depressed and turn off the
skin, flush immediately with large
engine.
amounts of water and seek medical
4.
If necessary, flash the hazard warning
assistance.
lights and set up the roadside
emergency triangle.
NOTE
5.
Unload passengers and cargo and
The tire sealant cannot be reused.
remove the emergency flat tire repair
Purchase new tire sealant at an
kit.
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Soft top model
The emergency flat tire repair kit cannot
be used in the following cases.
Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
The period of effective use for the tire
sealant has expired. (The period of
effectiveness is indicated on the bottle
label.)
The tear or puncture exceeds about 4
mm (0.16 in).
The damage has occurred to an area
Hardtop model
of the tire other than the tread.
The vehicle has been driven with
nearly no air remaining in the tire.
The tire has come off the wheel rim.
Damage to the wheel rim has
occurred.
The tire has two or more punctures.
7-6
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
6. Shake the sealant bottle to mix the
8. Install the air compressor hose which
contents. Then extend the injection
was pulled out of the air compressor to
hose.
the injection valve of the bottle.
Compressor hose
Injection hose
Injection
valve
Injection hose
CAUTION
CAUTION
Make sure that the air compressor
Do not shake the bottle excessively.
switch is off before inserting the air
Otherwise, the sealant could spray out
compressor hose to the injection valve
of the injection hose, and if the sealant
of the bottle. If the air compressor hose
contacts clothing or other objects, you
is not installed to the injection valve of
may not be able to remove it.
the bottle securely, the sealant may
leak.
NOTE
9.
Remove the valve cap from the valve
The sealant hardens easily and
of the flat tire, install the injection hose
injecting it will be difficult under cold
to the tire valve, turn the sleeve to the
weather conditions (0 °C (32 °F) or
right, and tighten it.
below). Warm the sealant inside the
vehicle to facilitate injection.
Valve
7.
Pull out the air compressor hose and
the air compressor plug from the air
compressor.
Valve cap
Compressor hose
Injection hose
7-7
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
10. Install the bottle to the air compressor
12. The sealant is injected into the tire
and press it in until the left and right
when the air compressor is switched
tabs are engaged securely.
on. After the sealant is injected
completely, wait until the tire inflation
pressure increases to the specified tire
inflation pressure.
NOTE
Tabs
The inflation pressure may increase to
about 300 kPa (3.1 kgf/cm2, 3 bar, 43.5
psi) temporarily to inject the sealant
through the valve. Normally, the
inflation pressure decreases gradually
and it reaches the actual inflation
11. Insert the air compressor plug into the
pressure after about 30 seconds.
accessory socket inside the vehicle and
switch the ignition to ACC.
WARNING
Refer to Accessory Sockets on page
5-36.
Never use the air compressor above 300
kPa (3.1 kgf/cm2, 3 bar, 43.5 psi):
Compressor plug
Using the air compressor at an inflation
pressure above 300 kPa (3.1 kgf/cm2, 3
bar, 43.5 psi) continuously is
dangerous. If the air compressor
Compressor
overheats, hot air will be exhausted and
you could get burned.
NOTE
Check the tire inflation pressure
CAUTION
label driver's door frame for the
correct tire inflation pressure.
When inserting the air compressor plug
Do not operate the air compressor
into or removing it from the accessory
for a continuous 10 minutes or
socket, make sure that the air
longer because using it for long
compressor switch is off. When turning
periods could cause a malfunction.
the air compressor on/off, use the air
compressor switch.
7-8
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
If the tire inflation pressure does not
WARNING
increase, repair of the tire is not
possible. If the tire does not reach
Do not adhere the speed restriction
the specified tire inflation pressure
sticker to the padded area on the
within 10 minutes, it may have
received extensive damage. In this
steering wheel:
case, the repair using the emergency
Adhering the speed restriction sticker to
the padded area on the steering wheel
flat tire repair kit was not successful.
is dangerous because the air bag may
Contact an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
not operate (deploy) normally resulting
13. Adhere the speed restriction sticker to
in serious injury. In addition, do not
adhere the sticker to areas where
an area where it can be viewed easily
by the driver.
warning lights or the speedometer
cannot be viewed.
15. When the tire inflates to the specified
tire inflation pressure, turn the air
compressor switch off, turn the sleeve
of the injection hose to the left, and
pull it out of the tire valve.
16. Remove the air compressor hose from
the injection valve of the bottle. After
that, install the injection hose to the
injection valve of the bottle to prevent
leakage of any remaining sealant.
14. Adhere the repaired tire sticker to the
wheel of the flat tire.
7-9
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
CAUTION
WARNING
The remaining sealant in the hose may
If the tire inflation pressure has
spray out when the hose is removed.
decreased below 130 kPa (1.3 kgf/cm2
Remove the hose carefully because you
or bar, 18.9 psi), stop driving and
may not be able to remove the sealant
contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer:
contacting clothing or other objects.
The repair using the emergency flat tire
17. Install the tire valve cap.
repair kit was not successful.
18. Put the emergency flat tire repair kit
into the trunk.
If you see a decrease in the tire inflation
19. Start driving immediately to spread the
pressure, even if Steps 9 to 20 of the
sealant in the tire.
procedure are performed repeatedly,
stop driving:
CAUTION
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Carefully drive the vehicle at a speed of
80 km/h (50 mph) or less. If the vehicle
CAUTION
is driven at a speed of 80 km/h (50 mph)
or more, the vehicle may vibrate.
Before checking the tire inflation
pressure using the tire pressure gauge,
NOTE
turn the air compressor switch off.
If the tire is not properly inflated, the
21. The emergency flat tire repair is
tire pressure monitoring system
completed successfully if the tire
warning light will illuminate (page
inflation pressure does not decrease.
4-27).
Carefully drive the vehicle to the
20. After driving the vehicle for about 10
nearest Authorized Mazda Dealer
minutes or 5 km (3 miles), connect the
immediately and have the flat tire
air compressor to the tire using Step 9
replaced. Replacement with a new tire
of the procedure, and check the tire
is recommended. If the tire is to be
inflation pressure using the tire
repaired or reused, consult an
pressure gauge on the air compressor.
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
If the tire inflation pressure is lower
than the specified tire inflation
pressure, turn the air compressor on
and wait until it reaches the specified
tire inflation pressure.
7-10
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
NOTE
5.
Unload passengers and cargo and
remove the emergency flat tire repair
If an emergency flat tire repair has
kit.
been performed using the emergency
Soft top model
flat tire repair kit, Mazda
recommends that the tire be replaced
with a new one as soon as possible.
If the tire is to be repaired or reused,
consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
The wheel can be reused if the
sealant adhering to it is removed.
However, replace the valve with a
new one.
Hardtop model
Mexico
1. Move the vehicle off the right-of-way
to a safe place on a level and hard
surface where the vehicle does not
obstruct traffic.
2. Shift the shift lever to the 1 or Reverse
(R) position for a manual transmission,
and shift the selector lever to the P
position for an automatic transmission.
6.
Shake the tire sealant well.
3. Apply the parking brake with the brake
pedal depressed and turn off the
engine.
4. If necessary, flash the hazard warning
lights and set up the roadside
emergency triangle.
7-11
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
8.
Remove the valve cap from the flat
CAUTION
tire. Press the back of a valve core tool
to the core of the tire valve and bleed
If the bottle is shaken after the injection
all the remaining air.
hose is screwed on, tire sealant could
spray out from the injection hose. Tire
Valve
sealant contacting clothing or other
objects may be impossible to remove.
Shake the bottle before screwing on the
injection hose.
Valve cap
NOTE
The sealant hardens easily and
injecting it will be difficult under cold
Valve core tool
weather conditions (0 °C (32 °F) or
below). Warm the sealant inside the
vehicle to facilitate injection.
CAUTION
7.
Remove the cap from the bottle. Screw
on the injection hose with the bottle's
If there is air remaining in the tire when
inner cap left on to break the inner cap.
the valve core is removed, the valve
Cap
core could fly out. Remove the valve
Injection hose
core carefully.
9.
Turn the valve core counterclockwise
with the valve core tool and remove
the valve core.
Tire sealant
Valve Valve core
NOTE
Store the valve core in a place where it
will not get dirty.
7-12
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
10. Insert the injection hose into the valve.
NOTE
Do not throw away the empty tire
Valve
sealant bottle after use. Return the
empty tire sealant bottle to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer when
Injection hose
replacing the tire. The empty tire
sealant bottle will need to be used to
extract and dispose of the used sealant
from the tire.
14. After that, install the injection hose to
11. Hold the bottom of the bottle upright,
the tab of the bottle to prevent leakage
squeeze the bottle with your hands,
of any remaining sealant.
and inject the entire amount of tire
sealant into the tire.
Tab
Valve
12. Pull out the injection hose from the
15. Adhere the speed restriction sticker to
valve.
an area where it can be viewed easily
by the driver.
NOTE
The tire sealant cannot be reused.
Purchase a new tire sealant kit at an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
13. Reinsert the valve core into the valve
and turn it clockwise to install it.
Valve core
Valve
Injection hose
Valve core
tool
7-13
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
18. Insert the air compressor plug into the
WARNING
accessory socket inside the vehicle and
switch the ignition to ACC.
Do not adhere the speed restriction
Refer to Accessory Sockets on page
sticker to the padded area on the
5-36.
steering wheel:
Adhering the speed restriction sticker to
the padded area on the steering wheel
Compressor plug
is dangerous because the air bag may
not operate (deploy) normally resulting
in serious injury. In addition, do not
adhere the sticker to areas where
Compressor
warning lights or the speedometer
cannot be viewed.
16. Pull out the air compressor hose and
the air compressor plug from the air
compressor.
CAUTION
Compressor hose
When inserting the air compressor plug
into or removing it from the accessory
socket, make sure that the air
compressor switch is off. When turning
the air compressor on/off, use the air
compressor switch.
19. Turn the air compressor switch on and
inflate the tire carefully to the correct
17. Install the air compressor hose to the
inflation pressure.
tire valve.
NOTE
Check the tire inflation pressure
label driver's door frame for the
correct tire inflation pressure.
Valve
Compressor hose
Do not operate the air compressor
for a continuous 10 minutes or
longer because using it for long
periods could cause a malfunction.
7-14
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
If the tire inflation pressure does not
24. After driving the vehicle for about 10
increase, repair of the tire is not
minutes or 5 km (3 miles), connect the
possible. If the tire does not reach
air compressor to the tire using Step 17
the specified tire inflation pressure
of the procedure, and check the tire
within 10 minutes, it may have
inflation pressure using the tire
received extensive damage. In this
pressure gauge on the air compressor.
case, the repair using the emergency
If the tire inflation pressure is lower
flat tire repair kit was not successful.
than the specified tire inflation
Contact an Authorized Mazda
pressure, turn the air compressor on
Dealer.
and wait until it reaches the specified
If the tire has been over-inflated,
tire inflation pressure.
loosen the screw cap on the air
compressor and bleed some of the
WARNING
air out.
20. When the tire inflates to the specified
If the tire inflation pressure has
tire inflation pressure, turn the air
decreased below 130 kPa (1.3 kgf/cm2
compressor switch off, turn the sleeve
or bar, 18.9 psi), stop driving and
of the air compressor hose to the left,
contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer:
and pull it out of the tire valve.
The repair using the emergency flat tire
21. Install the tire valve cap.
repair kit was not successful.
22. Put the emergency flat tire repair kit
into the trunk.
If you see a decrease in the tire inflation
23. Start driving immediately to spread the
pressure, even if Steps 17 to 24 of the
sealant in the tire.
procedure are performed repeatedly,
stop driving:
CAUTION
Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Carefully drive the vehicle at a speed of
80 km/h (50 mph) or less. If the vehicle
CAUTION
is driven at a speed of 80 km/h (50 mph)
Before checking the tire inflation
or more, the vehicle may vibrate.
pressure using the tire pressure gauge,
NOTE
turn the air compressor switch off.
If the tire is not properly inflated, the
tire pressure monitoring system
warning light will illuminate (page
4-27).
7-15
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
25. The emergency flat tire repair is
Inspecting the Emergency Flat Tire
completed successfully if the tire
Repair Kit
inflation pressure does not decrease.
Inspect the emergency flat tire repair kit at
Carefully drive the vehicle to the
regular intervals.
nearest Authorized Mazda Dealer
immediately and have the flat tire
Check the tire sealant period of effective
replaced. Replacement with a new tire
use.
is recommended. If the tire is to be
Check the operation of the tire
repaired or reused, consult an
compressor.
Authorized Mazda Dealer.
NOTE
NOTE
The tire sealant has a period of effective
If an emergency flat tire repair has
use. Check the period of effective use
been performed using the emergency
indicated on the bottle label and do not
flat tire repair kit, Mazda
use it if it has expired. Have the tire
recommends that the tire be replaced
sealant replaced at an Authorized Mazda
with a new one as soon as possible.
Dealer before the period of effective use
If the tire is to be repaired or reused,
has expired.
consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.
The wheel can be reused if the
sealant adhering to it is removed.
However, replace the valve with a
new one.
7-16
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
6. Block the wheel diagonally opposite
Changing a Tire
the tire to be changed. When blocking
a wheel, place a tire block both in front
WARNING
and behind the tire.
Be sure to follow the directions for
changing a tire:
Changing a tire is dangerous if not done
properly. The vehicle can slip off the jack
and seriously injure someone.
No person should place any portion of their
body under a vehicle that is supported by a
jack.
NOTE
Never allow anyone inside a vehicle
When blocking a tire, use rocks or
supported by a jack:
wood blocks of sufficient size if
Allowing someone to remain in a vehicle
possible to hold the tire in place.
supported by a jack is dangerous. The
occupant could cause the vehicle to fall
Removing a Tire
resulting in serious injury.
NOTE
WARNING
Make sure the jack is well lubricated
before using it.
When jacking-up a vehicle, always shift the
shift lever to 1st or R (manual transmission
1. Park on a hard, level surface off the
vehicle) or shift the selector lever to P
right-of-way and firmly set the parking
(automatic transmission vehicle), apply the
brake.
parking brake, and place wheel blocks in
2. Put a vehicle with an automatic
the position diagonally opposed to the
transmission in Park (P), a manual
jack:
transmission in Reverse (R) or 1, and
Changing a flat tire without using wheel
turn off the engine.
blocks is dangerous because the vehicle
3. Turn on the hazard warning flasher.
may move and fall off the jack even with
4. Have passengers get out of the vehicle
the shift lever in 1st or R, or the select lever
and away from the vehicle and traffic.
is in P, which could result in an accident.
5. Remove the jack and tool (page 7-3).
7-17
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
1. Loosen the lug nuts by turning them
4. Place the jack under the jack-up
counterclockwise one turn each, but do
position closest to the tire being
not remove any lug nuts until the tire
changed with the jack head squarely
has been raised off the ground.
under the jack-up point.
Jacking position
2. Place the jack on the ground.
3. Turn the jack screw in the direction
5. Continue raising the jack head
shown in the figure and adjust the jack
gradually by rotating the screw with
head so that it is close to the jack-up
your hand until the jack head is
position.
inserted into the jack-up position.
Jack head
Tire blocks
Jacking position
7-18
If Trouble Arises
Flat Tire
NOTE
WARNING
When raising the jack head into the
jacking position and aligning the
Use only the front and rear jacking
groove in the jack head with the rail
positions recommended in this manual:
under the vehicle body, the top of the
Attempting to jack the vehicle in
jack head contacts the vehicle's
positions other than those
underbody without the rail contacting
recommended in this manual is
the bottom of the groove.
dangerous. The vehicle could slip off
6.
Insert the jack lever and attach the lug
the jack and seriously injure or even kill
wrench to tire jack.
someone. Use only the front and rear
jacking positions recommended in this
manual.
Do not jack up the vehicle in a position
other than the designated jack-up
position or place any objects on or
under the jack:
Jacking up the vehicle in a position
other than the designated jack-up
position or placing objects on or under
7.
Turn the jack handle clockwise and
the jack is dangerous as it could deform
raise the vehicle high enough so that
the vehicle body or the vehicle could fall
the tire is raised off the ground and can
off the jack resulting in an accident.
be removed. Before removing the lug
nuts, make sure your Mazda is firmly
Use only the jack provided with your
in position and that it cannot slip or
Mazda:
move.
Using a jack that is not designed for
your Mazda is dangerous. The vehicle
could slip off the jack and seriously
injure someone.
Never place objects under the jack:
Jacking the vehicle with an object
under the jack is dangerous. The jack
could slip and someone could be
seriously injured by the jack or the
falling vehicle.
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