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Mazda CX-5 (2023 year). Manual in english - page 2

 

 

Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Have your seat belts changed immediately
NOTE
if the pretensioner or load limiter has been
The pretensioner system may not
expended:
operate depending on the type of the
Always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer
collision. For details, refer to the SRS
immediately inspect the seat belt
Air Bag Deployment Criteria (page
pretensioners and air bags after any
2-68).
collision. Like the air bags, the seat belt
Some smoke (non-toxic gas) will be
pretensioners and load limiters will only
released when the air bags and
function once and must be replaced after
pretensioners deploy. This does not
any collision that caused them to deploy. A
indicate a fire. This gas normally has no
seat belt with an expended pretensioner or
effect on occupants, however, those with
load limiter is still better than wearing no
sensitive skin may experience light skin
seat belt at all; however, if the seat belt
irritation. If residue from the
pretensioners and load limiters are not
deployment of the air bags or the
replaced, the risk of injury in a collision will
pretensioner system gets on the skin or
increase.
in the eyes, wash it off as soon as
possible.
Do not modify the components or wiring,
or use electronic testing devices on the
pretensioner system:
Modifying the components or wiring of the
pretensioner system, including the use of
electronic testing devices is dangerous. You
could accidentally activate it or make it
inoperable which would prevent it from
activating in an accident. The occupants or
repairers could be seriously injured.
Properly dispose of the pretensioner
system:
Improper disposal of the pretensioner
system or a vehicle with non-deactivated
pretensioners is dangerous. Unless all
safety procedures are followed, injury could
result. Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer
safely dispose of the pretensioner system or
scrap a pretensioner system equipped
vehicle.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Do not use an improper extender:
Seat Belt Extender
Using a seat belt extender that is for
If your seat belt is not long enough, even
another person or a different vehicle or seat
when fully extended, a seat belt extender
is dangerous. The seat belt will not provide
may be available to you at no charge from
adequate protection and the user could be
your Authorized Mazda Dealer.
seriously injured in an accident. Only use
This extender will be only for you and for
the extender provided for you and for the
the particular vehicle and seat. Even if it
particular vehicle and seat. NEVER use the
plugs into other seat belts, it may not hold
extender in a different vehicle or seat. If you
in the critical moment of a crash.
sell your Mazda, do not leave your seat belt
When ordering an extender, only order one
extender in the vehicle. It could be used
that provides the necessary additional
accidentally by the new owner of the
length to fasten the seat belt properly.
vehicle. After removing the seat belt
Please contact your Authorized Mazda
extender, discard it. Never use the seat belt
Dealer for more information.
extender in any other vehicle you may own
in the future.
WARNING
Do not use an extender that is too long:
Using an extender that is too long is
Do not use a seat belt extender unless it is
dangerous. The seat belt will not fit
necessary:
properly. In an accident, the seat belt will
Using a seat belt extender when not
not provide adequate protection and you
necessary is dangerous. The seat belt will
could be seriously injured. Do not use the
be too long and not fit properly. In an
extender or choose one shorter in length if
accident, the seat belt will not provide
the distance between the extender's buckle
adequate protection and you could be
and the center of the user's body is less
seriously injured. Only use the extender
than 15 cm (6 in).
when it is required to fasten the seat belt
properly.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Seat Belt Systems
Do not leave a seat belt extender
connected to the buckle:
Leaving a seat belt extender connected to
the buckle without using the seat belt is
dangerous. When the seat belt extender is
connected to the driver's seat belt buckle
(or front passenger's seat belt buckle), the
SRS driver's (or front passenger's) air bag
system will determine that the driver (or
front passenger) is wearing the seat belt
even if the driver (or front passenger) is not
wearing it. This condition could cause the
driver's (or front passenger's) air bag to not
activate correctly and result in death or
serious injury in the event of collision.
Always wear the seat belt with the seat belt
extender.
Do not use the seat belt extender when
installing a child-restraint system on the
front or rear passenger seat:
Using a seat belt extender to fasten a
child-restraint system on any seat is
dangerous. Always follow the
child-restraint system manufacturer's
installation instructions and never use a
seat belt extender.
NOTE
When not in use, remove the seat belt
extender and store it in the vehicle. If the
seat belt extender is left connected, the
seat belt extender might get damaged as it
will not retract with the rest of the seat belt
and can easily fall out of the door when
not in use and be damaged. In addition,
the seat belt warning light will not
illuminate and function properly.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Child-Restraint Precautions
Mazda strongly urges the use of child-restraint systems for children small enough to use
them.
You are required by law to use a child-restraint system for children in the U.S. and Canada.
Check your local and state or provincial laws for specific requirements regarding the safety
of children riding in your vehicle.
Whatever child-restraint system you consider, please pick the appropriate one for the age
and size of the child, obey the law and follow the instructions that come with the individual
child-restraint system.
A child who has outgrown child-restraint systems should sit in the rear and use seat belts,
both lap and shoulder. If the shoulder belt crosses the neck or face, move the child closer to
the center of the vehicle in the outboard seats, and towards the buckle on the right if the
child is seated on the center seat.
Statistics confirm that the rear seat is the best place for all children up to 12 years of age,
and more so with a supplemental restraint system (air bags).
A rear-facing child-restraint system should NEVER be used on the front seat with the air
bag system activated. The front passenger's seat is also the least preferred seat for other
child-restraint systems.
(With Front Passenger Occupant Classification System)
To reduce the chance of injuries caused by deployment of the front passenger air bag, the
front passenger occupant classification sensor works as a part of the supplemental restraint
system. This system deactivates the front passenger front and side air bags and also the front
passenger seat belt pretensioner system when the front passenger air bag deactivation
indicator light illuminates.
When an infant or small child sits on the front passenger seat, the system shuts off the front
passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system, so make sure the front
passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.
Even if the front passenger air bag is shut off, Mazda strongly recommends that children be
properly restrained and child-restraint systems of all kinds are properly secured on the rear
seats which are the best place for children.
For more details, refer to "Front passenger occupant classification sensor" (page 2-72).
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
WARNING
Use the correct size child-restraint system:
For effective protection in vehicle accidents and sudden stops, a child must be properly
restrained using a seat belt or child-restraint system depending on age and size. If not, the
child could be seriously injured or even killed in an accident.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions and always keep the child-restraint system buckled
down:
An unsecured child-restraint system is dangerous. In a sudden stop or a collision it could move
causing serious injury or death to the child or other occupants. Make sure any child-restraint
system is properly secured in place according to the child-restraint system manufacturer's
instructions. When not in use, remove it from the vehicle or fasten it with a seat belt, or attach
it to BOTH ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors for ISOFIX/LATCH*1 child-restraint systems and the
corresponding tether anchor.
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except Mexico)
Always secure a child in a proper child-restraint system:
Holding a child in your arms while the vehicle is moving is extremely dangerous. No matter
how strong the person may be, he or she cannot hold onto a child in a sudden stop or collision
and it could result in serious injury or death to the child or other occupants. Even in a
moderate accident, the child may be exposed to air bag forces that could result in serious
injury or death to the child, or the child may be slammed into an adult, causing injury to both
child and adult.
Never use a rear-facing child-restraint system in the front seat with an air bag that could
deploy:
Rear-facing child-restraint systems on the front seat are particularly dangerous even though
you may feel assured that a front passenger air bag will not deploy based on the fact that the
front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates. The child-restraint system
can be hit by a deploying air bag and moved violently backward resulting in serious injury or
death to the child.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
(Except Mexico)
Vehicles with a front passenger air bag have the following warning label. The warning label
reminds you not to put a rear-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat at any
time.
(Mexico)
NEVER use a rearward facing child restraint on a seat protected by an ACTIVE AIRBAG in front
of it, DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY to the CHILD can occur.
Vehicles with a front passenger air bag have the following warning label. The warning label
reminds you not to put a rear-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat at any
time.
Do not install a front-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat unless it is
unavoidable:
In a collision, the force of a deploying air bag could cause serious injury or death to the child. If
installing a front-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat is unavoidable,
move the front passenger seat as far back as possible and adjust the seat bottom (height
adjustable seat bottom) to the highest position at which the seat belt fastening the
child-restraint system is securely tightened.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Seating a child in a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat is dangerous under
certain conditions (With Front Passenger Occupant Classification System):
Your vehicle is equipped with front passenger occupant classification sensor. Even with the
front passenger occupant classification sensor, if you must use the front passenger seat to
seat a child, using a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat under the following
conditions increases the danger of the front passenger air bag deploying and could result in
serious injury or death to the child.
¾ The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate when seating a
child in the child-restraint system.
¾ Luggage or other items are placed on the seat with the child in the child-restraint system.
¾ A rear passenger or luggage pushing or pulling down on the front passenger seatback.
¾ Luggage or other items are placed on the seatback or hung on the head restraint.
¾ The seat is washed.
¾ Liquids are spilled on the seat.
¾ The front passenger seat is moved backward, pushing into luggage or other items placed
behind it.
¾ The front passenger seatback contacts the rear seat.
¾ Luggage or other items are placed between the front passenger seat and driver seat.
¾ An electric device is put on the front passenger's seat.
¾ An additional electrical device, such as a seat warmer is installed to the surface of the front
passenger seat.
The designated positions with seat belts on the rear seats are the safest places for children.
Always use seat belts and child restraints.
Do not allow a child or anyone to lean over to or against the side window of a vehicle with
side and curtain air bags:
It is dangerous to allow anyone to lean over to or against the side window, the area of the
front passenger seat, the front and rear window pillars and the roof edge along both sides
from which the side and curtain air bags deploy, even if a child-restraint system is used. The
impact of inflation from a side or curtain air bag could cause serious injury or death to an out
of position child. Furthermore, leaning over to or against the door could block the side and
curtain air bags and eliminate the advantages of supplemental protection. Because the front
seats are equipped with front air bags, the rear seat is always a better location for children.
Take special care not to allow a child to lean over to or against the side window, even if the
child is seated in a child-restraint system.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Never use one seat belt on more than one person at a time:
Using one seat belt for more than one person at a time is dangerous. A seat belt used in this
way cannot spread the impact forces properly and the two passengers could be crushed
together and seriously injured or even killed. Never use one belt for more than one person at a
time and always operate the vehicle with each occupant properly restrained.
Always remove the child-restraint system from the rear seat before operating the remote
handle for the rear seat:
Operating the remote handle while a rear-facing child-restraint system is in the rear seat is
dangerous. It could cause injury to a child seated in the child-restraint system when the
seatback suddenly flips forward.
CAUTION
A seat belt or child-restraint system can become very hot in a closed vehicle during warm
weather. To avoid burning yourself or a child, check them before you or your child touches
them.
NOTE
Your Mazda is equipped with ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors for attachment of specially
designed ISOFIX/LATCH*1 child-restraint systems on the rear seats. When using these
anchors to secure a child-restraint system, refer to "Using ISOFIX Lower Anchor (Mexico)/
Using LATCH Lower Anchor (Except Mexico)" (page 2-52).
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except Mexico)
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Child-Restraint System Installation
Categories of Child-Restraint Systems
NOTE
When purchasing, ask the manufacturer of the child-restraint system which type of
child-restraint system is appropriate for your child and vehicle.
(Mexico)
Child-restraint systems are classified into the following 5 groups according to the UN-R 44
and UN-R 129 regulation.
Size Classification/
Group
Age
Weight
Fixture (CRF)
ISO/L1
0
Up to about 9 months old
Up to 10 kg (up to 22 lb)
ISO/L2
ISO/R1
ISO/R1
0+
Up to about 2 years old
Up to 13 kg (up to 29 lb)
ISO/R2
ISO/R3
ISO/R2
ISO/R3
1
About 8 months to 4 years old
9 kg ― 18 kg (20 lb ― 40 lb)
ISO/F2
ISO/F2X
ISO/F3
2
About 3 to 7 years old
15 kg ― 25 kg (33 lb ― 55 lb)
3
About 6 to 12 years old
22 kg ― 36 kg (48 lb ― 79 lb)
(Except Mexico)
Please comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of child-restraint systems in
your country.
Child-Restraint System Types
NOTE
In this owner's manual, explanation of
Installation position is determined by
child-restraint systems is provided for the
the type of child-restraint system.
Always read the manufacturer's
following three types of popular
instructions and this owner's manual
child-restraint systems: infant seat, child
seat, booster seat.
carefully.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Due to variations in the design of
Booster seat
child-restraint systems, vehicle seats
A booster seat is a child restraint
and seat belts, all child-restraint systems
accessory designed to improve the fit of
may not fit all seating positions. Before
the seat belt system around the child's
purchasing a child-restraint system, it
body.
should be tested in the specific vehicle
Equal to Group 2 and 3 of the UN-R 44
seating position (or positions) where it
and UN-R 129 regulation.
is intended to be used. If a previously
purchased child-restraint system does
not fit, you may need to purchase a
*1
Backless booster seat
different one that will.
Infant seat
An infant seat provides restraint by
bracing the infant's head, neck and back
*1
When using a backless booster seat,
against the seating surface.
always install the vehicle head
Equal to Group 0 and 0+ of the UN-R 44
restraint to the seat where the
and UN-R 129 regulation.
backless booster seat is installed.
Child seat
A child seat restrains a child's body using
the harness.
Equal to Group 1 of the UN-R 44 and
UN-R 129 regulation.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Child-Restraint System Suitability for Various Seat
Positions Table
(Mexico)
Provided information in the table shows your child-restraint system suitability for various
seating position. For installation suitability of other manufacturer child-restraint system,
carefully consult the manufacturer's instructions which accompany the child-restraint
system.
When installing a child-restraint system, the following points must be observed:
Always remove the head restraint before installing a child-restraint system. However,
when installing a backless booster seat, always install the vehicle head restraint to the seat
where the backless booster seat is installed. In addition, always use a tether strap and
attach it securely. Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-20.
When installing a child-restraint system to the front passenger seat, adjust the seat slide
position as far back as possible. Adjust the seat bottom to the highest position so that the
seat belt can securely fasten the child-restraint system.
Refer to Adjusting the Front Passenger's Seat on page 2-13.
When it is difficult to install a child-restraint system to the front passenger seat, or the seat
belt cannot be secured to the child-restraint system, perform the following operations to
adjust the seat holding the child-restraint system so that the seat belt can be secured
completely to it.
Move the seat forward or back.
Move the seatback forward or back.
Move the seat upward or downward. (Vehicles with height adjustment function)
When installing a child-restraint system to the rear seat, adjust the front seat position so
that the front seat does not contact the child-restraint system.
Refer to Adjusting the Driver's Seat on page 2-5.
Refer to Adjusting the Front Passenger's Seat on page 2-13.
When installing a child-restraint system came equipped with a tether, remove the head
restraint.
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-20.
An i-Size child-restraint system refers to a child-restraint system which has acquired
i-Size category certification for the UN-R 129 regulation.
When installing a child-restraint system to the rear seat, refer to the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions and the Using ISOFIX Lower Anchor on page 2-52.
Seating position
Passenger
Rear (Left)
Rear (Center)
Rear (Right)
Seating position suit-
able for universal
No
Yes (U)
No
Yes (U)
belted (Yes/No)
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Seating position
Passenger
Rear (Left)
Rear (Center)
Rear (Right)
i-Size seating posi-
No
Yes (i-U)
No
Yes (i-U)
tion (Yes/No)
Largest suitable rear-
ward facing fixture
No
Yes (IL)
No
Yes (IL)
(R1)
Largest suitable rear-
ward facing fixture
No
Yes (IL)
No
Yes (IL)
(R2)
Largest suitable rear-
ward facing fixture
No
Yes (IL)
No
Yes (IL)
(R2X)
Largest suitable rear-
ward facing fixture
No
Yes (IL)
No
Yes (IL)
(R3)
Largest suitable for-
ward facing fixture
No
Yes (IUF)
No
Yes (IUF)
(F2)
Largest suitable for-
ward facing fixture
No
Yes (IUF)
No
Yes (IUF)
(F2X)
Largest suitable for-
ward facing fixture
No
Yes (IUF)
No
Yes (IUF)
(F3)
Largest suitable lat-
eral facing fixture
No
No
No
No
(L1)
Largest suitable lat-
eral facing fixture
No
No
No
No
(L2)
Largest suitable
No
Yes (IUF)
No
Yes (IUF)
booster fixture (B2)
Largest suitable
No
Yes (IUF)
No
Yes (IUF)
booster fixture (B3)
Non i-size compati-
ble with a support
Yes*1
Yes
No
Yes
leg (Yes/No)
Lower ISOFIX an-
chorages but without
No
No
No
No
Top Tether (Yes/No)
U = Suitable for “universal” category restraints approved for use in this mass group.
UF = Suitable for forward-facing “universal” category restraints approved for use in this mass group.
IUF = Suitable for ISOFIX forward child restraints systems of universal category approved for use in the mass
group.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
L = Suitable for particular child restraints given on attached list. These restraints may be of the “specific vehicle”,
“restricted” or “semi-universal” categories.
IL = Suitable for particular ISOFIX child restraint systems (CRS) given in the attached list. These ISOFIX CRS are
those of the “specific vehicle”, “restricted” or “semi-universal” categories.
i-U = Suitable for i-Size “universal” Child Restraint Systems forward and rearward facing.
i-UF = Suitable for forward-facing i-Size “universal” Child Restraint Systems only.
Yes = Child-restraint system can be secured on the seat.
No = Child-restraint system cannot be secured on the seat, or there is no fixture.
X = Child-restraint system cannot be installed.
*1
Child restraint system can only be installed in the forward-facing position.
A Mazda genuine child-restraint system can be installed. Regarding child-restraint systems which can be installed,
refer to the accessories catalog.
(Except Mexico)
Regarding child-restraint systems which can be installed to your Mazda, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
A child-restraint system with a support leg cannot be installed on the rear center seat position.
Please comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of child-restraint systems in your country.
For the CRS which do not carry the ISO/XX size class identification (A to G), for the applicable mass group, the
child seat manufacturer shall indicate the vehicle specific LATCH child-restraint systems recommended for each
position.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Installation of a tether equipped
Installing Child-Restraint
child-restraint system in the front
Systems
passenger's seat defeats the safety design
of the system and will result in an increased
Accident statistics reveal that a child is
chance of serious injury if the
safer in the rear seat. The front passenger's
child-restraint system goes forward
seat is clearly the worst choice for any
without benefit of being tethered.
child under 12, and with rear-facing
Place tether equipped child-restraint
child-restraint systems it is clearly unsafe
systems where there are tether anchors.
due to air bags.
Anchor Bracket
NOTE
Anchor brackets for securing
Even if your vehicle is equipped with front
child-restraint systems are equipped in the
passenger occupant classification sensor
vehicle. Locate each anchor position using
(page 2-72), which automatically
the illustration.
deactivates the front passenger air bag, a
To install a child-restraint system, remove
rear seat is the safest place for a child of
the head restraint. Always follow the
any age or size.
instruction manual accompanying the
child-restraint system.
Some child-restraint systems now come
Anchor bracket location
with tethers and therefore must be
Use the indicated anchor bracket locations
installed on the seats that take tethers to be
when installing a child-restraint system
effective. In your Mazda, tethered
equipped with a tether.
child-restraint systems can only be
accommodated in the three positions on
For center
the rear seat.
Some child-restraint systems also employ
specially designed ISOFIX/LATCH*1
attachments; refer to "Using ISOFIX
Lower Anchor (Mexico)/Using LATCH
For left
Lower Anchor (Except Mexico)" (page
For right
2-52).
* Except Mexico
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
Mexico)
WARNING
Tethered Child-Restraint Systems Work
Only on Tether-Equipped Rear Seats:
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Always install the head restraint and adjust
WARNING
it to the appropriate position after
removing the child-restraint system:
Always attach the tether strap to the
Driving with the head restraint removed is
correct tether anchor position:
dangerous as impact to the occupant's
Attaching the tether strap to the incorrect
head cannot be prevented during
tether anchor position is dangerous. In a
emergency braking or in a collision, which
collision, the tether strap could come off
could result in a serious accident, injury or
and loosen the child-restraint system. If the
death.
child-restraint system moves it could result
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-20.
in death or injury to the child.
(Mexico)
Using Automatic Locking Mode
(Except Mexico)
If the top tether strap does not reach the
anchor bracket, purchase and use an
Follow these instructions when using a
extension strap provided by the CRS
child-restraint system, unless you are
manufacturer.
attaching a LATCH-equipped
child-restraint system to the rear LATCH
Always remove the head restraint and
lower anchors. Refer to “Using LATCH
install child-restraint system:
Lower Anchor” (page 2-52).
Installing a child-restraint system without
removing the head restraint is dangerous.
NOTE
The child-restraint system cannot be
Follow the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions carefully. If
installed correctly which may result in
death or injury to the child in a collision.
you are not sure whether you have a
Tether strap
LATCH system or tether, check in the
child-restraint system manufacturer's
instructions and follow them accordingly.
Depending on the type of child-restraint
system, it may use LATCH system instead
Forward
of seat belts or if the belt goes across the
child's chest, may recommend against
using automatic locking mode.
1. If the rear seat is reclined, return it to
Tether strap
the upright position.
2. Make sure the seatback is securely
latched by pushing it back until it is
fully locked.
Forward
3. Remove the head restraint. However,
when installing a backless booster seat,
always install the vehicle head restraint
to the seat where the backless booster
seat is installed.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-20.
NOTE
4.
Secure the child-restraint system with
Inspect this function before each use
the lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt.
of the child-restraint system. You
See the manufacturer's instructions on
should not be able to pull the
the child-restraint system for belt
shoulder belt out of the retractor
routing instructions.
while the system is in the automatic
5.
To get the retractor into the automatic
locking mode. When you remove the
locking mode, pull the shoulder belt
child-restraint system, be sure the
portion of the seat belt until the entire
belt fully retracts to return the
length of the belt is out of the retractor.
system to emergency locking mode
before occupants use the seat belts.
7. If your child-restraint system requires
the use of a tether strap, refer to the
manufacturer's instructions to hook
and tighten the tether strap.
WARNING
6.
Push the child-restraint system firmly
into the vehicle seat. Be sure the belt
Use the tether and tether anchor only for a
retracts as snugly as possible. A
child-restraint system:
clicking noise from the retractor will
Using the tether or tether anchor to secure
be heard during retraction if the system
anything but a child-restraint system is
is in the automatic locking mode. If the
dangerous. This could weaken or damage
belt does not lock the seat down tight,
the tether or tether anchor and result in
repeat this step.
injury.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Always remove the head restraint and
Driving with the head restraint removed is
install child-restraint system (except when
dangerous as impact to the occupant's
installing a backless booster seat):
head cannot be prevented during
Installing a child-restraint system without
emergency braking or in a collision, which
removing the head restraint is dangerous.
could result in a serious accident, injury or
The child-restraint system cannot be
death.
installed correctly which may result in
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-20.
death or injury to the child in a collision.
If You Must Use the Front Seat for
Tether strap
Children
If you cannot put all children in the rear
seat, at least put the smallest children in
Forward
the rear and be sure the largest child up
front uses the shoulder belt over the
shoulder.
NEVER put a rear-facing child-restraint
system on the front passenger seat whether
your vehicle is equipped with an occupant
Tether strap
classification sensor or not.
This seat is also not set up for tethered
child-restraint systems, put them in one of
the rear seat positions set up with tether
Forward
anchors.
Likewise the ISOFIX/LATCH*1
child-restraint system cannot be secured in
the front passenger's seat and should be
used in the rear seat.
Do not allow anyone to sleep against the
Always attach the tether strap to the
side window since your vehicle has side
correct tether anchor position:
and curtain air bags, it could cause serious
Attaching the tether strap to the incorrect
injuries to an out of position occupant. As
tether anchor position is dangerous. In a
children more often sleep in cars, it is
collision, the tether strap could come off
better to put them in the rear seat. If
and loosen the child-restraint system. If the
installing the child-restraint system on the
child-restraint system moves it could result
front seat is unavoidable, follow these
in death or injury to the child.
instructions when using a front-facing
child-restraint system in the front
Always install the head restraint and adjust
passenger's seat.
it to the appropriate position after
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ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
removing the child-restraint system:
Mexico)
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
NOTE
Even in a moderate collision, the
child-restraint system can be hit by a
To check if your front seats have side air
deploying air bag and moved violently
bags:
backward resulting in serious injury or
Mazda vehicles equipped with side air
death to the child. Even though you may
bag will have a "SRS AIRBAG" tag on
feel assured that the front passenger air
the outboard shoulder of the front seats.
bag will not deploy based on the fact that
To check if your vehicle has curtain air
the front passenger air bag deactivation
bags:
indicator light illuminates, you should not
Mazda vehicles equipped with curtain
use a rear-facing child-restraint system in
air bag will have an "SRS AIRBAG"
the front seat.
marking on the window pillars along the
roof edge.
Do not allow a child or anyone to lean over
to or against the side window of a vehicle
WARNING
with side and curtain air bags:
It is dangerous to allow anyone to lean
over to or against the side window, the
Always move the front passenger seat as
area of the front passenger seat, the front
far back as possible if installing a
and rear window pillars and the roof edge
front-facing child-restraint system on it is
along both sides from which the side and
unavoidable:
curtain air bags deploy, even if a
As your vehicle has front air bags and
child-restraint system is used. The impact
doubly so because your vehicle has side air
of inflation from a side or curtain air bag
bags, a front-facing child-restraint system
could cause serious injury or death to an
should be put on the front passenger seat
out of position child. Furthermore, leaning
only when it is unavoidable.
over to or against the door could block the
Even if the front passenger air bag
side and curtain air bags and eliminate the
deactivation indicator light illuminates,
advantages of supplemental protection.
always move the seat as far back as
Because the front seats are equipped with
possible, because the force of a deploying
front air bags, the rear seat is always a
air bag could cause serious injury or death
better location for children. Take special
to the child.
care not to allow a child to lean over to or
Never use a rear-facing child-restraint
against the side window, even if the child is
system in the front seat with an air bag
seated in a child-restraint system.
that could deploy:
Rear-facing child-restraint systems on the
front seat are particularly dangerous.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Always remove the head restraint and
4.
Place the child-restraint system on the
install child-restraint system (except when
seat without putting your weight on the
installing a backless booster seat):
seat and fasten the seat belt. See the
Installing a child-restraint system without
manufacturer's instructions on the
removing the head restraint is dangerous.
child-restraint system for belt routing
The child-restraint system cannot be
instructions.
installed correctly which may result in
5.
To get the retractor into the automatic
death or injury to the child in a collision.
locking mode, pull the shoulder belt
portion of the seat belt until the entire
Always install the head restraint and adjust
length of the belt is out of the retractor.
it to the appropriate position after
6.
Push the child-restraint system firmly
removing the child-restraint system:
into the vehicle seat. Be sure the belt
Driving with the head restraint removed is
retracts as snugly as possible. A
dangerous as impact to the occupant's
clicking noise from the retractor will
head cannot be prevented during
be heard during retraction if the system
emergency braking or in a collision, which
is in automatic locking mode. If the
could result in a serious accident, injury or
belt does not lock the seat down tight,
death.
repeat the previous step and also this
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-20.
one.
Front Passenger's Seat Child-Restraint
NOTE
System Installation (With Front
Inspect this function before each use
Passenger Occupant Classification
of the child-restraint system. You
System)
should not be able to pull the
1. Make sure the ignition is switched off.
shoulder belt out of the retractor
2. Slide the seat as far back as possible.
while the system is in the automatic
locking mode. When you remove the
child-restraint system, be sure the
belt fully retracts to return the
system to emergency locking mode
before occupants use the seat belts.
Follow the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions
carefully.
Depending on the type of
child-restraint system, it may not
employ seat belts which are in
3. Remove the head restraint. However,
automatic locking mode.
when installing a backless booster seat,
always install the vehicle head restraint
to the seat where the backless booster
seat is installed.
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Child Restraint
7.
Seat your child safely in the
WARNING
child-restraint system and secure the
child according to the instructions
from the child-restraint system
Do not seat a child in a child-restraint
system on the front passenger seat if the
manufacturer.
8.
Switch the ignition ON and make sure
front passenger air bag deactivation
the front passenger air bag deactivation
indicator light does not illuminate:
indicator light illuminates after
While it is always better to install any
child-restraint system on the rear seat, it is
installing a child-restraint system on
the front passenger seat.
imperative that a child-restraint system
If the front passenger air bag
ONLY be used on the front passenger seat if
the deactivation indicator light illuminates
deactivation indicator light does not
illuminate, remove the child-restraint
when the child is seated in the
system, switch the ignition to OFF, and
child-restraint system (page 2-72). Seating
then re-install the child-restraint
a child in a child-restraint system installed
on the front passenger seat with the front
system (page 2-72).
passenger air bag deactivation indicator
light not illuminated is dangerous. If this
indicator light does not illuminate, this
means that the front passenger front and
side air bags, and seat belt pretensioners
are ready for deployment. If an accident
were to deploy an air bag, a child in a
child-restraint system sitting in the front
passenger seat could be seriously injured or
killed. If the indicator light does not
illuminate after seating a child in a
child-restraint system on the front
passenger seat, seat a child in a
child-restraint system on the rear seat and
consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as
soon as possible.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Using ISOFIX Lower Anchor (Mexico)/Using LATCH Lower Anchor (Except
Mexico)
Your Mazda is equipped with ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors for attachment of specially
designed ISOFIX/LATCH*1 child-restraint systems in the rear seats. Both anchors must be
used, otherwise the seat will bounce around and put the child in danger. Most ISOFIX/
LATCH*1 child-restraint systems must also be used in conjunction with a tether to be
effective. If they have a tether you must use it to better assure your child's safety.
WARNING
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the use of the child-restraint system:
An unsecured child-restraint system is dangerous. In a sudden stop or a collision it could move
causing serious injury or death to the child or other occupants. Make sure the child-restraint
system is properly secured in place according to the child-restraint system manufacturer's
instructions.
Never attach two child-restraint systems to the same ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchor:
Attaching two child-restraint systems to the same ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchor is dangerous.
In a collision, one anchor may not be strong enough to hold two child-restraint system
attachments, and it may break, causing serious injury or death. If you use the seat position for
another child-restraint system when an outboard ISOFIX/LATCH*1 position is occupied, use
the center seat belts instead, and the tether if tether-equipped.
Make sure the child-restraint system is properly secured:
An unsecured child-restraint system is dangerous. In a sudden stop or a collision it could move
causing serious injury or death to the child or other occupants. Follow the child-restraint
system manufacturer's instructions on belt routing to secure the seat just as you would with a
child in it so that nobody is tempted to put a child in an improperly secured seat later on.
When not in use, remove it from the vehicle or fasten it with a seat belt, or attach it to BOTH
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors for ISOFIX/LATCH*1 child-restraint systems.
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Make sure there are no seat belts or foreign objects near or around the ISOFIX/LATCH*1
child-restraint system:
Not following the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions when installing the
child-restraint system is dangerous. If seat belts or a foreign object prevent the child-restraint
system from being securely attached to the ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors and the
child-restraint system is installed improperly, the child-restraint system could move in a
sudden stop or collision causing serious injury or death to the child or other occupants. When
installing the child-restraint system, make sure there are no seat belts or foreign objects near
or around the ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors. Always follow the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions.
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ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except Mexico)
Installation on rear outboard seats
NOTE
1.
First, adjust the front seat to allow
The markings above the ISOFIX/
clearance between the child-restraint
LATCH*1 lower anchors indicate the
system and the front seat.
locations of the ISOFIX/LATCH*1
Refer to Adjusting the Driver's Seat on
lower anchors for the attachment of
page 2-5.
a child-restraint system.
Refer to Adjusting the Front
5.
Remove the head restraint. However,
Passenger's Seat on page 2-13.
when installing a backless booster seat,
2.
If the rear seat is reclined, return it to
always install the vehicle head restraint
the upright position.
to the seat where the backless booster
3.
Make sure the seatback is securely
seat is installed.
latched by pushing it back until it is
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-20.
fully locked.
6.
Secure the child-restraint system using
4.
Expand the open seams on the rear of
BOTH ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower
the seat bottom slightly to verify the
anchors, following the child-restraint
locations of the ISOFIX/LATCH*1
system manufacturer's instruction. Pull
lower anchors.
on the child-restraint to be sure both
anchors are engaged.
Type A
Type B
7.
If your child-restraint system came
equipped with a tether, that means it is
very important to properly secure the
tether for child safety. Please carefully
follow the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions when
installing tethers.
*
1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
Mexico)
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
Driving with the head restraint removed is
WARNING
dangerous as impact to the occupant's
head cannot be prevented during
Use the tether and tether anchor only for a
emergency braking or in a collision, which
child-restraint system:
could result in a serious accident, injury or
Using the tether or tether anchor to secure
death.
anything but a child-restraint system is
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-20.
dangerous. This could weaken or damage
the tether or tether anchor and result in
injury.
Installation on rear center seat
The ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors at
Always remove the head restraint and
install child-restraint system (except when
the center of the rear seat are much further
installing a backless booster seat):
apart than the sets of ISOFIX/LATCH*1
Installing a child-restraint system without
lower anchors for child-restraint system
removing the head restraint is dangerous.
installation at other seating positions.
The child-restraint system cannot be
Child-restraint systems with rigid ISOFIX/
installed correctly which may result in
LATCH*1 attachments cannot be installed
death or injury to the child in a collision.
on the center seating position. Some
Tether strap
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 equipped
child-restraint systems can be placed in the
center position and will reach the nearest
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors which
Forward
are 406 mm (16.0 in) apart. ISOFIX/
LATCH*1 compatible child-restraint
systems (with attachments on belt
webbing) can be used at this seating
position only if the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions state that the
Always attach the tether strap to the
child-restraint system can be installed to
correct tether anchor position:
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchors that are
Attaching the tether strap to the incorrect
406 mm (16.0 in) apart. Do not attach two
tether anchor position is dangerous. In a
child-restraint systems to the same
collision, the tether strap could come off
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchor. If your
and loosen the child-restraint system. If the
child-restraint system has a tether, it must
child-restraint system moves it could result
also be used for your child's optimum
in death or injury to the child.
safety.
Always install the head restraint and adjust
The procedure for installation on the rear
it to the appropriate position after
outboard seats is the same.
removing the child-restraint system:
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Essential Safety Equipment
Child Restraint
1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
Attaching the tether strap to the incorrect
Mexico)
tether anchor position is dangerous. In a
collision, the tether strap could come off
ISOFIX/LATCH*1 lower anchor
and loosen the child-restraint system. If the
location
child-restraint system moves it could result
in death or injury to the child.
Always install the head restraint and adjust
it to the appropriate position after
removing the child-restraint system:
Driving with the head restraint removed is
dangerous as impact to the occupant's
head cannot be prevented during
emergency braking or in a collision, which
could result in a serious accident, injury or
death.
WARNING
Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-20.
*1
ISOFIX (Mexico)/LATCH (Except
Always remove the head restraint and
Mexico)
install child-restraint system (except when
installing a backless booster seat):
Installing a child-restraint system without
removing the head restraint is dangerous.
The child-restraint system cannot be
installed correctly which may result in
death or injury to the child in a collision.
Tether strap
Forward
Always attach the tether strap to the
correct tether anchor position:
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Essential Safety Equipment
SRS Air Bags
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions
The front and side supplemental restraint systems (SRS) include different types of air bags.
Please verify the different types of air bags which are equipped on your vehicle by
locating the “SRS AIRBAG” location indicators. These indicators are visible in the area
where the air bags are installed.
The air bags are installed in the following locations:
The steering wheel hub (driver air bag)
The front passenger dashboard (front passenger air bag)
The outboard sides of the front seatbacks (side air bags)
The front and rear window pillars, and the roof edge along both sides (curtain air bags)
Vehicles with the Front Passenger Occupant Classification System have a sensor which
detects an impending roll-over accident.
The air bag supplemental restraint systems are designed to provide supplemental protection
in certain situations so seat belts are always important in the following ways:
Without seat belt usage, the air bags cannot provide adequate protection during an accident.
Seat belt usage is necessary to:
Keep the occupant from being thrown into an inflating air bag.
Reduce the possibility of injuries during an accident that is not designed for air bag
inflation, such as rear impact.
Reduce the possibility of injuries in frontal, near frontal or side collisions or roll-over
accidents that are not severe enough to activate the air bags.
Reduce the possibility of being thrown from your vehicle.
Reduce the possibility of injuries to lower body and legs during an accident because the
air bags provide no protection to these parts of the body.
Hold the driver in a position which allows better control of the vehicle.
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Essential Safety Equipment
SRS Air Bags
If your vehicle is also equipped with a front passenger occupant classification system,
refer to the Front Passenger Occupant Classification System (page 2-72) for details.
If your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger occupant classification system, the front
passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates for a specified time after the
ignition is switched ON.
Small children must be protected by a child-restraint system as stipulated by law in every
state and province. In certain states and provinces, larger children must use a child-restraint
system (page 2-35).
Carefully consider which child-restraint system is necessary for your child and follow the
installation directions in this Owner's Manual as well as the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions.
WARNING
Seat belts must be worn in air bag equipped vehicles:
Depending only on the air bags for protection during an accident is dangerous. Alone, air
bags may not prevent serious injuries. The appropriate air bags can be expected to inflate
only in the first accident, such as frontal, near frontal or side collisions or roll-over accidents
that are at least moderate. Vehicle occupants should always wear seat belts.
Children should not ride in the front passenger seat:
Placing a child, 12 years or under, in the front seat is dangerous. The child could be hit by a
deploying air bag and be seriously injured or even killed. A sleeping child is more likely to lean
against the door and be hit by the side air bag in moderate collision to the front-passenger
side of the vehicle. Whenever possible, always secure a child 12 years and under on the rear
seats with an appropriate child-restraint system for the child's age and size.
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Essential Safety Equipment
SRS Air Bags
Never use a rear-facing child-restraint system in the front seat with an air bag that could
deploy:
Rear-facing child-restraint systems on the front seat are particularly dangerous even though
you may feel assured that a front passenger air bag will not deploy based on the fact that the
front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates. The child-restraint system
can be hit by a deploying air bag and moved violently backward resulting in serious injury or
death to the child.
Do not sit too close to the driver and front passenger air bags:
Sitting too close to the driver and front passenger air bag modules or placing hands or feet on
them is extremely dangerous. The driver and front passenger air bags inflate with great force
and speed. Serious injuries could occur if someone is too close. The driver should always hold
onto only the rim of the steering wheel. The front seat passenger should keep both feet on the
floor. Front seat occupants should adjust their seats as far back as possible and always sit
upright against the seatbacks with seat belts worn properly.
Sit in the center of the seat and wear seat belts properly:
Sitting too close to the side air bag modules or placing hands on them, or sleeping up against
the door or hanging out the windows is extremely dangerous. The side and curtain air bags
inflate with great force and speed directly expanding along the door on the side the car is hit.
Serious injury could occur if someone is sitting too close to the door or leaning against a
window, or if rear seat occupants grab the sides of the front seatbacks. Give the side and
curtain air bags room to work by sitting in the center of the seat while the vehicle is moving
with seat belts worn properly.
Do not attach objects on or around the area where air bags deploy:
Attaching objects to the air bags or placing something in the area where the air bags deploy
is dangerous. In an accident, an object could interfere with air bag inflation and injure the
occupants. Furthermore, the bag could be damaged causing gases to release. Always keep
the deployment area of the air bag modules free of any obstructions.
For example, you should not do any of the following as it may interfere with air bag
deployment.
¾ Do not put a covering on or lean anything against areas such as the dashboard and lower
portion of the instrument panel that blocks the passenger front air bag and knee air bags.
¾ Do not use seat covers on the front seats and rear seats equipped with in-seat side air bags.
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Essential Safety Equipment
SRS Air Bags
¾ Do not hang any backpacks, bags or pouches that cover the sides of the seats that block the
side air bags.
¾ Do not place any objects on the assist grips. Only hang clothes directly on the coat hooks.
Do not touch the components of the supplemental restraint system after the air bags have
inflated:
Touching the components of the supplemental restraint system after the air bags have
inflated is dangerous. Immediately after inflation, they are very hot. You could get burned.
Never install any front-end equipment to your vehicle:
Installation of front-end equipment, such as frontal protection bar (kangaroo bar, bull bar,
push bar, or other similar devices), snowplow, or winches, is dangerous. The air bag crash
sensor system could be affected. This could cause air bags to inflate unexpectedly, or it could
prevent the air bags from inflating during an accident. Front occupants could be seriously
injured.
Do not modify the suspension:
Modifying the vehicle suspension is dangerous. If the vehicle's height or the suspension is
modified, the vehicle will be unable to accurately detect a collision or roll-over accident
resulting in incorrect or unexpected air bag deployment and the possibility of serious injuries.
To prevent false detection by the air bag sensor system, heed the following:
¾ Do not use tires or wheels other than those specified for your Mazda:
Use of any tire or wheel other than those specified for your Mazda (page 9-7) is
dangerous. Use of such wheels will prevent the vehicle's accident detections system from
accurately detecting a collision or roll-over accident resulting in incorrect or unexpected air
bag deployment and the possibility of serious injuries.
¾ Do not overload your vehicle:
Overloading your vehicle is dangerous as it could prevent the air bag crash sensor system
from accurately detecting a collision or roll-over accident resulting in incorrect or
unexpected air bag deployment and the possibility of serious injuries. The gross axle weight
rating (GAWR) and the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) for your vehicle are on the Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard Label on the driver's door frame. Do not exceed these ratings.
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Essential Safety Equipment
SRS Air Bags
Do not modify a front door or leave any damage unrepaired. Always have an Authorized
Mazda Dealer inspect a damaged front door:
Modifying a front door or leaving any damage unrepaired is dangerous. Each front door has a
side crash sensor as a component of the supplemental restraint system. If holes are drilled in a
front door, a door speaker is left removed, or a damaged door is left unrepaired, the sensor
could be adversely affected causing it to not detect the pressure of an impact correctly during
a side collision. If a sensor does not detect a side impact correctly, the side and curtain air
bags and the front seat belt pretensioner may not operate normally which could result in
serious injury to occupants.
Do not modify the supplemental restraint system:
Modifying the components or wiring of the supplemental restraint system is dangerous. You
could accidentally activate it or make it inoperable. Do not make any modifications to the
supplemental restraint system. This includes installing trim, badges, or anything else over the
air bag modules. It also includes installing extra electrical equipment on or near system
components or wiring. An Authorized Mazda Dealer can provide the special care needed in
the removal and installation of front seats. It is important to protect the air bag wiring and
connections to assure that the bags do not accidentally deploy, and that the front passenger
occupant classification system and the seats retain an undamaged air bag connection.
Do not place luggage or other objects under the front seats:
Placing luggage or other objects under the front seats is dangerous. The components
essential to the supplemental restraint system could be damaged, and in the event of a side
collision, the appropriate air bags may not deploy, which could result in death or serious
injury. To prevent damage to the components essential to the supplemental restraint system,
do not place luggage or other objects under the front seats.
Do not operate a vehicle with damaged air bag/seat belt pretensioner system components:
Expended or damaged air bag/seat belt pretensioner system components must be replaced
after any collision which caused them to deploy or damage them. Only a trained Authorized
Mazda Dealer can fully evaluate these systems to see that they will work in any subsequent
accident. Driving with an expended or damaged air bag or pretensioner unit will not afford
you the necessary protection in the event of any subsequent accident which could result in
serious injury or death.
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Essential Safety Equipment
SRS Air Bags
Do not remove interior air bag parts:
Removing any components such as the front seats, front dashboard, the steering wheel or
parts on the front and rear window pillars and along the roof edge, containing air bag parts
or sensors is dangerous. These parts contain essential air bag components. The air bag could
accidentally activate and cause serious injuries. Always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer
remove these parts.
Properly dispose of the air bag system:
Improper disposal of an air bag or a vehicle with live air bags in it can be extremely
dangerous. Unless all safety procedures are followed, injury could result. Have an Authorized
Mazda Dealer safely dispose of the air bag system or scrap an air bag equipped vehicle.
NOTE
If it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the supplementary
restraint system modified to accommodate a person with certain medical conditions in
accordance with a certified physician, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer, refer to
“Customer Assistance (U.S.A.)” (page 8-2).
When an air bag deploys, a loud inflation noise can be heard and some smoke will be
released. Neither is likely to cause injury, however, the texture of the air bags may cause
light skin injuries on body parts not covered with clothing through friction.
Should you sell your Mazda, we urge you to tell the new owner of its air bag systems and
that familiarization with all instructions about them, from the Owner's Manual, is
important.
This highly-visible label is displayed which warns against the use of a rear-facing
child-restraint system on the front passenger seat.
(Except Mexico)
(Mexico)
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Essential Safety Equipment
SRS Air Bags
Supplemental Restraint System Components
(With Front Passenger Occupant Classification System)
(Without Front Passenger Occupant Classification System)
Driver/Front passenger inflators and air bags
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Essential Safety Equipment
SRS Air Bags
Roll-over sensor*, crash sensors, and diagnostic module (SAS unit)
Seat belt pretensioners (page 2-31)
Front air bag sensors
Side crash sensors
Air bag/seat belt pretensioner system warning light (page 7-25)
Side and curtain inflators and air bags
Front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light* (page 2-72)
Front passenger occupant classification sensor* (page 2-72)
Front passenger occupant classification module*
*Some models.
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