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Available at Naples Mazda, Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Hatchback owners manual. Naples Mazda is a pre-owned and new car dealership located in Naples near Fort Myers Florida. Our address is 6387 Airport Rd. N. Naples FL 34109. Tel (239)597-9607. See us online at naplesmazda.com. Or visit our sister dealership, Naples Dodge Chrysler Jeep at naplesdodge.com for pre-owned vehicle sales.

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    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page1Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (1,1)Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page2Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (2,1)Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page3Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (3,1) A Word to Mazda Owners Thank you for choosing a Mazda. We at Mazda design and build vehicles with complete customer satisfaction in mind. To help ensure enjoyable and trouble-free operation of your Mazda, read this manual carefully and follow its recommendations. An Authorized Mazda Dealer knows your vehicle best. So when maintenance or service is necessary, thats the place to go. Our nationwide network of Mazda professionals is dedicated to providing you with the best possible service. We assure you that all of us at Mazda have an ongoing interest in your motoring pleasure and in your full satisfaction with your Mazda product. Mazda Motor Corporation HIROSHIMA, JAPAN Important Notes About This Manual Keep this manual in the glove box as a handy reference for the safe and enjoyable use of your Mazda. Should you resell the vehicle, leave this manual with it for the next owner. All specifications and descriptions are accurate at the time of printing. Because improvement is a constant goal at Mazda, we reserve the right to make changes in specifications at any time without notice and without obligation. Event Data Recorder This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder. In the event of a crash, this device records data related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time. These data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur and lead to the designing of safer vehicles. Air Conditioning and the Environment Your Mazdas genuine air conditioner is filled with HFC134a (R134a), a refrigerant that has been found not to damage the earths ozone layer. If the air conditioner does not operate properly, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Perchlorate Certain components of this vehicle such as [air bag modules, seat belt pretensioners, lithium batteries, ...] may contain Perchlorate Material– Special handling may apply for service or vehicle end of life disposal. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate. Please be aware that this manual applies to all models, equipment and options. As a result, you may find some explanations for equipment not installed on your vehicle. ©2009 Mazda Motor Corporation Printed in Japan Sep. 2010(Print2)Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page4Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (4,1)How to Use This ManualWe want to help you get the most driving NOTEpleasure from your vehicle. Your owners A NOTE provides information and sometimesmanual, when read from cover to cover, suggests how to make better use of yourcan do that in many ways. vehicle.Illustrations complement the words of the The symbol below, located on some partsmanual to best explain how to enjoy your of the vehicle, indicates that this manualMazda. By reading your manual, you can contains information related to the part.find out about the features, important Please refer to the manual for a detailedsafety information, and driving under explanation.various road conditions.The symbol below in this manual means“Do not do this” or “Do not let thishappen”.Index: A good place to start is the Index,an alphabetical listing of all informationin your manual.Youll find several WARNINGs,CAUTIONs, and NOTEs in the manual. WARNING A WARNING indicates a situation in which serious injury or death could result if the warning is ignored. CAUTION A CAUTION indicates a situation in which bodily injury or damage to your vehicle, or both, could result if the caution is ignored.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page5Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (5,1) Table of Contents Your Vehicle at a Glance 1 Interior, exterior views and part identification of your Mazda. Essential Safety Equipment 2 Use of safety equipment, including seats, seat belt system, child-restraint systems and SRS air bags. Knowing Your Mazda 3 Explanation of basic operations and controls; opening/closing and adjustment of various parts. Before Driving Your Mazda 4 Important information about driving your Mazda. Driving Your Mazda 5 Explanation of instruments and controls. Interior Comfort 6 Use of various features for drive comfort, including air-conditioning and audio system. In Case of an Emergency 7 Helpful information on what to do in an emergency. Maintenance and Care 8 How to keep your Mazda in top condition. Customer Information 9 Important consumer information including warranties and add-on equipment. Specifications 10 Technical information about your Mazda. Index 11Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page6Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (6,1)Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page7Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (7,1) 1 Your Vehicle at a Glance Interior, exterior views and part identification of your Mazda. Interior Overview .......................................................................... 1-2 Interior Equipment (View A) .................................................... 1-2 Interior Equipment (View B) .................................................... 1-3 Interior Equipment (View C) .................................................... 1-4 Exterior Overview ......................................................................... 1-5 Front (4 Door) ........................................................................... 1-5 Rear (4 Door) ............................................................................ 1-6 Front (5 Door) ........................................................................... 1-7 Rear (5 Door) ............................................................................ 1-8 1-1Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page8Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (8,1)Your Vehicle at a GlanceInterior Overview Interior Equipment (View A) Door-lock knob .................................................................................................. page 3-34 Power door lock switch ..................................................................................... page 3-34 DSC OFF switch ............................................................................................... page 5-27 Turn and lane-change signals ............................................................................ page 5-64 Lighting control ................................................................................................. page 5-59 Dashboard illumination knob ............................................................................ page 5-40 Instrument cluster .............................................................................................. page 5-36 Wiper and washer lever ..................................................................................... page 5-65 Lock release lever .............................................................................................. page 3-64 Outside mirror switch ........................................................................................ page 3-64 Power window switches .................................................................................... page 3-44 Power window lock switch ................................................................................ page 3-461-2 The equipment and installation position varies by vehicleForm No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page9Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (9,1) Your Vehicle at a Glance Interior Overview Interior Equipment (View B) Audio control switches ...................................................................................... page 6-56 SRS air bags ...................................................................................................... page 2-43 Multi information display .................................................................................. page 6-98 Navigation system (if equipped) .......................................... Refer to the separate manual Audio system ..................................................................................................... page 6-17 Information display ............................................................................................ page 6-96 Hazard warning flasher switch .......................................................................... page 5-71 Climate control system ........................................................................................ page 6-2 Parking brake ....................................................................................................... page 5-7 Accessory socket ............................................................................................. page 6-113 MT shift lever ..................................................................................................... page 5-11 AT shift lever ...................................................................................................... page 5-13 Push button start ................................................................................................ page 3-12 Cruise control switches ...................................................................................... page 5-21 Hood release handle .......................................................................................... page 3-49 The equipment and installation position varies by vehicle 1-3Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page10Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (10,1)Your Vehicle at a GlanceInterior Overview Interior Equipment (View C) Seat belts ............................................................................................................ page 2-14 SRS air bag ........................................................................................................ page 2-43 Remote fuel-filler lid release ............................................................................. page 3-48 Trunk release lever ............................................................................................. page 3-41 Bottle holder .................................................................................................... page 6-109 Vanity mirror ...................................................................................................... page 6-94 Overhead lights .................................................................................................. page 6-95 Rearview mirror ................................................................................................. page 3-65 Sunvisor ............................................................................................................. page 6-94 Seat warmer switches ........................................................................................ page 2-12 Cup holders ...................................................................................................... page 6-108 Front seats ............................................................................................................ page 2-2 Center console ................................................................................................. page 6-110 Rear seat .............................................................................................................. page 2-71-4 The equipment and installation position varies by vehicleForm No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page11Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (11,1) Your Vehicle at a Glance Exterior Overview Front (4 Door) Hood .................................................................................................................. page 3-49 Windshield wiper blades .................................................................................... page 8-27 Moonroof ........................................................................................................... page 3-50 Child safety locks .............................................................................................. page 3-37 Tires ................................................................................................................... page 8-35 Door lock ........................................................................................................... page 3-33 Light bulbs ......................................................................................................... page 8-42 The equipment and installation position varies by vehicle 1-5Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page12Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (12,1)Your Vehicle at a GlanceExterior Overview Rear (4 Door) Trunk lid ............................................................................................................ page 3-41 Outside mirror .................................................................................................... page 3-64 Tires ................................................................................................................... page 8-35 Fuel-filler lid ...................................................................................................... page 3-47 Light bulbs ......................................................................................................... page 8-421-6 The equipment and installation position varies by vehicleForm No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page13Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (13,1) Your Vehicle at a Glance Exterior Overview Front (5 Door) Hood .................................................................................................................. page 3-49 Windshield wiper blades .................................................................................... page 8-27 Moonroof ........................................................................................................... page 3-50 Door lock ........................................................................................................... page 3-33 Tires ................................................................................................................... page 8-35 Light bulbs ......................................................................................................... page 8-42 The equipment and installation position varies by vehicle 1-7Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page14Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (14,1)Your Vehicle at a GlanceExterior Overview Rear (5 Door) Rear wiper blade ................................................................................................ page 8-29 Liftgate .............................................................................................................. page 3-38 Antenna ............................................................................................................. page 6-16 Fuel-filler lid ...................................................................................................... page 3-47 Child safety lock ................................................................................................ page 3-37 Outside mirror .................................................................................................... page 3-64 Tires ................................................................................................................... page 8-35 Light bulbs ......................................................................................................... page 8-421-8 The equipment and installation position varies by vehicleForm No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page15Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (15,1) 2 Essential Safety Equipment Use of safety equipment, including seats, seat belt system, child-restraint systems and SRS air bags. Seats ............................................................................................... 2-2 Front Seats (Manually Operated Seats) ..................................... 2-2 Front Seats (Electrically Operated Seats) .................................. 2-4 Rear Seat ................................................................................... 2-7 Head Restraints ....................................................................... 2-10 Seat Warmer í ......................................................................... 2-12 Seat Belt Systems ........................................................................ 2-14 Seat Belt Precautions .............................................................. 2-14 Seat Belt .................................................................................. 2-18 Front Seat Belt Pretensioner and Load Limiting Systems ....... 2-20 Seat Belt Extender ................................................................... 2-23 Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep ................................................ 2-24 Child Restraint ............................................................................ 2-26 Child Restraint Precautions ..................................................... 2-26 Child-Restraint System Installation Position .......................... 2-30 Installing Child-Restraint Systems .......................................... 2-31 LATCH Child-Restraint Systems ............................................ 2-38 SRS Air Bags ............................................................................... 2-43 Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions ................ 2-43 Supplemental Restraint System Components ......................... 2-48 How the SRS Air Bags Work .................................................. 2-49 SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria .......................................... 2-53 Limitations to SRS Air Bag .................................................... 2-54 Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System í .................................................................................. 2-56 Monitoring and Maintenance .................................................. 2-61 í Some models. 2-1Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page16Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (16,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSeats Make sure the adjustable components Front Seats (Manually of a seat are locked in place: Operated Seats) Adjustable seats and seatbacks that are not securely locked are WARNING dangerous. In a sudden stop or collision, the seat or seatback couldDo not modify or replace the front move, causing injury. Make sure theseats: adjustable components of the seat Modifying or replacing the front seats are locked in place by attempting to such as replacing the upholstery or slide the seat forward and backward loosening any bolts is dangerous. The and rocking the seatback. front seats contain air bag components essential to the Adjust the drivers seat only when the supplemental restraint system. Such vehicle is stopped: modifications could damage the Adjusting the drivers seat while the supplemental restraint system and vehicle is moving is dangerous. The result in serious injury. Consult an driver could lose control of the vehicle Authorized Mazda Dealer if there is and have an accident. any need to remove or reinstall the front seats. CAUTIONDo not drive with damaged front seats: Be careful not to place your hands Driving with damaged front seats is and fingers around moving parts of dangerous. A collision, even one not the front seat when adjusting the strong enough to inflate the air bags, seat positions to prevent injury. could damage the front seats which contain essential air bag qSeat Slide components. If there was a subsequent collision, an air bag may To move a seat forward or backward, raise not deploy which could lead to the lever and slide the seat to the desired injuries. Always have an Authorized position and release the lever. Mazda Dealer inspect the front seats, front seat belt pretensioners and air bags after a collision.2-2Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page17Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (17,1) Essential Safety Equipment Seats Make sure the lever returns to its original Do not drive with the seatback position and the seat is locked in place by unlocked: attempting to push it forward and All of the seatbacks play an backward. important role in your protection in a vehicle. Leaving the seatback qSeat Recline unlocked is dangerous as it can allow passengers to be ejected or thrown WARNING around and baggage to strike occupants in a sudden stop or Do not drive with either front seat collision, resulting in severe injury. reclined: After adjusting the seatback at any Sitting in a reclined position while the time, even when there are no other vehicle is moving is dangerous passengers, rock the seatback to because you do not get the full make sure it is locked in place. protection from seat belts. During sudden braking or a collision, you To change the seatback angle, lean can slide under the lap belt and forward slightly while raising the lever. suffer serious internal injuries. For Then lean back to the desired position and maximum protection, sit well back release the lever. and upright. Always sit in the passenger seat properly with the seatback upright and feet on the floor (With Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System): Your front passenger seat has weight sensors, sitting in the front passenger seat improperly out of position or with the seatback reclined too far while the vehicle is moving is dangerous as it can take off weight from the seat bottom and affect the Make sure the lever returns to its original weight determination of the front position and the seatback is locked in passenger sensing system. As a result place by attempting to push it forward and the front passenger will not have the backward. supplementary protection of the air bag and seat belt pretensioner, which could result in serious injury. Always sit upright against the seatback with your feet on the floor. 2-3Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page18Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (18,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSeats CAUTION Front Seats (Electrically When returning a rear-reclined Operated Seats) seatback to its upright position, make sure you hold onto the The power operated seat is available only seatback with your other hand while on the drivers seat. The front passenger operating the lever. If the seatback is seat is manually operated. not supported, it will flip forward Refer to Front Seats (Manually Operated suddenly and could cause injury. Seats) (page 2-2) for adjustment instructions.qHeight Adjustment (Drivers Seat)To adjust the seat height, move the leverup or down. Up Down2-4Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page19Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (19,1) Essential Safety Equipment Seats WARNING CAUTION Do not modify or replace the front Ø The seat-bottom power seats: adjustment is operated by motors. Modifying or replacing the front seats Avoid extended operation because such as replacing the upholstery or excessive use can damage the loosening any bolts is dangerous. The motors. front seats contain air bag Ø To prevent the battery from components essential to the running down, avoid using the supplemental restraint system. Such power adjustment when the modifications could damage the engine is stopped. The adjuster supplemental restraint system and uses a large amount of electrical result in serious injury. Consult an power. Authorized Mazda Dealer if there is Ø Do not use the switch to make any need to remove or reinstall the more than one adjustment at a front seats. time. Ø Be careful not to place your hands Do not drive with damaged front seats: and fingers around moving parts Driving with damaged front seats is of the front seat when adjusting dangerous. A collision, even one not the seat positions to prevent strong enough to inflate the air bags, injury. could damage the front seats which contain essential air bag components. If there was a qSeat Slide subsequent collision, an air bag may To slide the seat, move the slide lifter not deploy which could lead to switch on the outside of the seat to the injuries. Always have an Authorized front or back and hold it. Release the Mazda Dealer inspect the front seats, switch at the desired position. front seat belt pretensioners and air bags after a collision. Adjust the drivers seat only when the vehicle is stopped: Adjusting the drivers seat while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. The driver could lose control of the vehicle and have an accident. 2-5Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page20Monday, July 26 2010 1:51 PM Black plate (20,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSeatsqSeat Recline qHeight Adjustment WARNING To adjust the seat height, move the switch up or down.Do not drive with either front seatreclined: Sitting in a reclined position while the vehicle is moving is dangerous because you do not get the full protection from seat belts. During sudden braking or a collision, you can slide under the lap belt and suffer serious internal injuries. For maximum protection, sit well back and upright.To change the seatback angle, press thefront or rear side of the reclining switch.Release the switch at the desired position.2-6Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page21Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (21,1) Essential Safety Equipment Seats Never allow a passenger to sit or stand Rear Seat on the folded seatback while the vehicle is moving: WARNING Driving with a passenger on the Do not stack cargo higher than the folded seatback is dangerous. seatbacks or place articles on the rear Allowing a child to sit up on the package tray or on the luggage folded seatback while the vehicle is compartment cover: moving is particularly dangerous. In Stacking luggage or other cargo a sudden stop or even a minor higher than the seatbacks, and collision, a child not in a proper seat placing articles on the rear package or child-restraint system and seat tray or on the luggage compartment belt could be thrown forward, back cover is dangerous. During sudden or even out of the vehicle resulting in braking or a collision, objects can fly serious injuries or death. The child in around and become projectiles that the baggage area could be thrown may hit and injure passengers. into other occupants and cause serious injury. Make sure luggage and cargo is secured before driving: Never give the car keys to children and Not securing cargo while driving is do not allow them to play in the vehicle dangerous as it could move or be (4 Door): crushed during sudden braking or a Playing with the folding rear seats is collision and cause injury. dangerous. The folding rear seatbacks cannot be folded down Do not drive with the seatback from inside the trunk. Once the unlocked: seatbacks are back up, a child in the All of the seatbacks play an trunk would not be able to get out important role in your protection in a the way they had entered. If you have vehicle. Leaving the seatback small children, keep the seatbacks unlocked is dangerous as it can allow locked. passengers to be ejected or thrown around and baggage to strike occupants in a sudden stop or collision, resulting in severe injury. After returning the seatback at any time, even when there are no other passengers, rock the seatback to make sure it is locked in place. 2-7Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page22Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (22,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSeatsAlways leave your car locked and keep qSplit-Folding Rear Seatbackthe car keys safely away from children: Leaving your car unlocked or the To fold the seatbacks keys in reach of children is dangerous. Children who find their CAUTION way into the trunk through an When operating the rear seatback unlocked rear seatback or an open knob, make sure you support the trunk can become accidentally locked seatback with your hand. If the in the trunk. This could result in seatback is not supported with your death or brain damage from heat hand, it will flip forward suddenly prostration, particularly in the and could cause injury to the finger summer. Always lock the doors and that pushes the rear seatback knob the trunk, and as an added measure, down. keep the rear seatbacks locked, whether you have children in your 1. Support the seatback with your hand. home or not. 2. Push the rear seatback knob down.Do not leave the key in your vehiclewith children and keep them in a placewhere your children will not find orplay with them: Leaving children in a vehicle with the key is dangerous. This could result in someone being badly injured or even killed. Children may find these new kinds of keys to be an interesting toy to play with and could cause the power windows or other controls to operate, or even make the vehicle move. To return the seatbacks to the upright positionNOTEWhen returning a rear seat to its original 1. Lift the seatbacks upright.position, also replace the seat belt to its 2. Pull on the top of the seatbacks fromnormal position. Verify that the seat belt pulls inside the vehicle to make sure they areout and retracts. locked.2-8Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page23Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (23,1) Essential Safety Equipment Seats qArmrest í WARNING Always make sure the seat belts are The rear armrest in the center of the rear fully pulled out from under the seatback can be used (no occupant in the seatbacks: center seat) or placed upright. A seat belt caught under a seatback after the seatback is returned to its upright position is dangerous. In a collision or sudden stop, the seat belt cannot provide adequate protection. When returning the seatback to the upright position, make sure there is no red indication: A rear seatback not fully returned and locked in the upright position is dangerous. Sudden stops or maneuvering could cause a seatback to flip forward suddenly resulting in injury. If the red indicator is visible on the back of the rear seatback knob, the seatback is not locked in the upright position. Locked position Unlocked position Red indicator í Some models. 2-9Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page24Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (24,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSeats Front outboard seat Head RestraintsYour vehicle is equipped with headrestraints on all outboard seats. The headrestraints are intended to help protect youand the passengers from neck injury. WARNINGAlways drive with the head restraintsinstalled when seats are being usedand make sure they are properlyadjusted: Driving with the head restraints adjusted too low or removed is Rear outboard seat dangerous. With no support behind your head, your neck could be seriously injured in a collision.Height adjustmentTo raise a head restraint, pull it up to thedesired position.To lower the head restraint, press the stop-catch release, then push the head restraintdown.Adjust the head restraint so that the top iseven with the top of the passengers ears,never the passengers neck to prevent Removal/Installation (4 Door)injury. To remove the head restraint, pull it upNOTE while pressing the stop-catch.(5 Door) To install the head restraint, press theThe rear outboard head restraints are non- uprights into the holes while pressing theadjustable. stop-catch. WARNING Always drive with the head restraints set up when seats are being used and make sure they are properly set up: Driving with the head restraints not set up is dangerous. With no support behind your head, your neck could be seriously injured in a collision.2-10Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page25Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (25,1) Essential Safety Equipment Seats Folding down/up (5 Door) qActive Head Restraints í The rear seats are equipped with foldable The front seats are equipped with active head restraints. head restraints. In a rear-end collision, the active head To fold the head restraint, pull the strap restraints use the force applied by the and fold the head restraint downward. To occupant on the seatback to return the head restraint to its upright instantaneously move the head restraints position, lift it upward. in the forward direction, reducing excessive rearward tilting of the head and reducing the load on the neck. The active head restraints are also highly effective at reducing whip-lash injuries which commonly occur in rear-end collisions at low to mid-range vehicle speeds. WARNING Always drive with the head restraints in their upright positions when the rear seats are occupied, and make sure they are securely locked in place: Driving with the head restraints folded down is dangerous. With no WARNING support behind your head, your neck Ø Always adjust the head restraints could be seriously injured in a properly as specified in this collision. section. Failure to do so can reduce the effectiveness of the active head restraint. Ø Do not attach any accessories such as a TV screen to a front seatback and/or a front head restraint. Also do not place heavy items or thick items, or both in the seatback pocket. Doing so could reduce the effectiveness of the active head restraint in a rear-end collision. í Some models. 2-11Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page26Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (26,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSeatsNOTEl The active head restraints operate in a Seat Warmer í rear-end collision. The head restraints The driver and front passenger seats can return to their original position after the be warmed by rotating the applicable seat collision. warmer dial while the ignition is switchedl The method for adjusting the active head ON. restraints is the same as non-active head The seat temperature increases as the restraint. number on the dial increases. When the seat warmers are not in use, rotate the seat warmer dials to 0. í2-12 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page27Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (27,1) Essential Safety Equipment Seats NOTE WARNING Use the seat warmer when the engine is Ø Be careful when using the seat running, and do not continue to use it for a warmer. The heat from the seat long period of time. warmer may be too hot for some people, as indicated below, and could cause a low-temperature burn. Ø Infants, small babies, elderly people, and physically challenged people Ø People with delicate skin Ø People who are excessively fatigued Ø People who are intoxicated Ø People who have taken sleep- inducing medicine such as sleeping pills or cold medicine Ø Do not use the seat warmer with anything having high moisture- retention ability such as a blanket or cushion on the seat. The seat may be heated excessively and cause a low-temperature burn. Ø Do not use the seat warmer even when taking a short nap in the vehicle. The seat may be heated excessively and cause a low- temperature burn. Ø Do not place heavy objects with sharp projections on the seat, or insert needles or pins into it. This could cause the seat to become excessively heated and result in injury from a minor burn. CAUTION Do not use organic solvents to clean the seat. It may damage the seat surface and the heater. 2-13Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page28Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (28,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSeat Belt Systems Seat Belt PrecautionsSeat belts help to decrease the possibility of severe injury during accidents and suddenstops. Mazda recommends that the driver and all passengers always wear seat belts.All of the seat belt retractors are designed to keep the lap/shoulder belts out of the waywhen not in use.The drivers seat belt has no provisions for child-restraint systems and has only anemergency locking mode. The driver may wear it comfortably, and it will lock during acollision.However, the front passengers seat and all rear lap/shoulder belt retractors operate in twomodes: emergency locking mode, and for child-restraint systems, automatic locking mode.While we recommend you put all children in the rear seats, if you must use the frontpassenger seat for a child, slide the front passenger seat as far back as possible and makesure any child-restraint system is secured properly.2-14Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page29Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (29,1) Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems WARNING Always wear your seat belt and make sure all occupants are properly restrained: Not wearing a seat belt is extremely dangerous. During a collision, occupants not wearing seat belts could hit someone or things inside the vehicle or even be thrown out of the vehicle. They could be seriously injured or even killed. In the same collision, occupants wearing seat belts would be much safer. Do not wear twisted seat belts: Twisted seat belts are dangerous. In a collision, the full width of the belt is not available to absorb the impact. This puts more force on the bones beneath the belt, which could cause serious injury or death. So, if your seat belt is twisted, you must straighten the seat belt to remove any twists and to allow the full width of the belt to be used. 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. Do not operate a vehicle with a damaged seat belt: Using a damaged seat belt is dangerous. An accident could damage the belt webbing of the seat belt in use. A damaged seat belt cannot provide adequate protection in a collision. Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect all seat belt systems in use during an accident before they are used again. Have your seat belts changed immediately if the pretensioner or load limiter has been expended: Always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer immediately inspect the front seat belt pretensioners and air bags after any collision. Like the air bags, the front seat belt pretensioners and load limiters will only function once and must be replaced after any collision that caused them to deploy. A seat belt with an expended pretensioner or load limiter is still better than wearing no seat belt at all; however, if the front seat belt pretensioners and load limiters are not replaced, the risk of injury in a collision will increase. 2-15Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page30Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (30,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSeat Belt Systems CAUTION Belt retraction may become difficult if the belts and rings are soiled, so try to keep them clean. For more details about cleaning the seat belts, refer to “Cleaning the Lap/Shoulder Belt Webbing” (page 8-67).qPregnant Women and Persons with Serious Medical ConditionsPregnant women should always wear seat belts. Ask your doctor for specificrecommendations.The lap belt should be worn SNUGLY AND AS LOW AS POSSIBLE OVER THE HIPS.The shoulder belt should be worn across your shoulder properly, but never across thestomach area.Persons with serious medical conditions also should wear seat belts. Check with yourdoctor for any special instructions regarding specific medical conditions.qEmergency Locking ModeIn the emergency locking mode, the belt remains comfortable on the occupant and theretractor will lock in position during a collision. When the seat belt is fastened, it willalways be in the emergency locking mode until it is switched to automatic locking mode bypulling it all the way out to its full length. If the belt feels tight and hinders comfortablemovement while the vehicle is stopped or in motion, it may be in the automatic lockingmode because the belt has been pulled too far out. To return the belt to the morecomfortable emergency locking mode, wait until the vehicle has stopped in a safe, levelarea, retract the belt fully to convert it back to emergency locking mode and then extend itaround you again.If the belt is locked and cannot be pulled out, retract the belt once, and then try pulling itout slowly. If this fails, pull the belt strongly one time and loosen, then pull it out againslowly.2-16Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page31Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (31,1) Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems qAutomatic Locking Mode Always use the automatic locking mode to keep the child-restraint system from shifting to an unsafe position in the event of an accident. To enable seat belt automatic locking mode, pull it all the way out and connect it as instructed on the child-restraint system. It will retract down to the child-restraint system and stay locked on it. See the section on child restraint (page 2-26). 2-17Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page32Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (32,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSeat Belt Systems Seat Belt WARNING Positioning the Shoulder Portion of theqFastening the Seat Belt Seat Belt:1. Grasp the seat belt tongue. Improper positioning of the shoulder portion of the seat belt is dangerous.2. Slowly pull out the lap/shoulder belt. Always make sure the shoulder portion of the seat belt is positioned across your shoulder and near your neck, but never under your arm, on Lap/shoulder belt your neck, or on your upper arm. 4. Position the lap belt as low as possible, Seat belt not on the abdominal area, then adjust tongue the shoulder belt so that it fits snugly against your body.3. Insert the seat belt tongue into the seat belt buckle until you hear a click Take up slack sound. Keep low on hip bone Too high Seat belt tongue WARNING Positioning the Lap Portion of the Seat Belt: Seat belt The lap portion of the seat belt worn buckle too high is dangerous. In a collision, this would concentrate the impact force directly on the abdominal area, causing serious injury. Wear the lap portion of the belt snugly and as low as possible.2-18Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page33Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (33,1) Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems qUnfastening the Seat Belt qFront Shoulder Belt Adjuster Depress the button on the seat belt buckle. Adjust the height of the shoulder belt if If the belt does not fully retract, pull it out the seat belt touches your neck, or if it and check for kinks or twists. Then make crosses your arm instead of your shoulder. sure it remains untwisted as it retracts. To raise the shoulder belt adjuster, push the adjuster up. To lower the shoulder belt adjuster, pull the adjuster and slide it down. Make sure the adjuster is locked. To raise To lower Button NOTE If a belt does not fully retract, inspect it for kinks and twists. If it is still not retracting properly, have it inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. WARNING Positioning the Shoulder Portion of the Seat Belt: Improper positioning of the shoulder portion of the seat belt is dangerous. Always make sure the shoulder portion of the seat belt is positioned across your shoulder and near your neck, but never under your arm, on your neck, or on your upper arm. 2-19Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page34Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (34,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSeat Belt Systems Front Seat Belt Pretensioner WARNING and Load Limiting Systems Wear seat belts only as recommended in this owners manual:For optimum protection, the driver and Incorrect positioning of the driver andfront passenger seat belts are equipped front passenger seat belts iswith pretensioner and load limiting dangerous. Without propersystems. For both these systems to work positioning, the pretensioner andproperly you must wear the seat belt load limiting systems cannot provideproperly. adequate protection in an accident and this could result in serious injury.Pretensioners: For more details about wearing seatIn moderate or severe frontal or near- belts, refer to “Fastening the seatfrontal accidents, the front air bag and belts” (page 2-18).pretensioner systems deploysimultaneously. The front seat belt Have your seat belts changedretractors remove slack quickly as the air immediately if the pretensioner or loadbags are expanding. Any time the air bags limiter has been expended:and front seat belt pretensioners have fired Always have an Authorized Mazdathey must be replaced. Dealer immediately inspect the front(With Driver and Front Passenger seat belt pretensioners and air bagsOccupant Classification System) after any collision. Like the air bags,In addition, the pretensioner system for the front seat belt pretensioners andthe front passenger, like the front load limiters will only function oncepassenger air bag, is designed to only and must be replaced after anydeploy in accordance with the total seated collision that caused them to deploy.weight on the front passenger seat. A seat belt with an expendedFor details, refer to the front passenger pretensioner or load limiter is stillseat weight sensors (page 2-56). better than wearing no seat belt at all; however, if the front seat beltLoad limiter: pretensioners and load limiters areThe load limiting system releases belt not replaced, the risk of injury in awebbing in a controlled manner to reduce collision will increase.belt force on the occupants chest. Whilethe most severe load on a seat belt occursin frontal collisions, the load limiter hasan automatic mechanical function and canactivate in any accident mode withsufficient occupant movement.Even if the pretensioners have not fired,the load limiting function must bechecked by an Authorized Mazda Dealerafter any collision.2-20Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page35Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (35,1) Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems Do not modify the components or NOTE wiring, or use electronic testing devices l The pretensioner system will activate in a on the pretensioner system: moderate or greater frontal or near-frontal Modifying the components or wiring collision. It will not activate in most of the pretensioner system, including rollovers, side or rear impacts. the use of electronic testing devices is (With Driver and Front Passenger dangerous. You could accidentally Occupant Classification System) activate it or make it inoperable The pretensioner system for the front which would prevent it from passenger is designed to only deploy in activating in an accident. The accordance with the total seated weight on occupants or repairers could be the front passenger seat. seriously injured. l Some smoke (non-toxic gas) will be released when the air bags and Properly dispose of the pretensioner pretensioners deploy. This does not indicate system: a fire. This gas normally has no effect on Improper disposal of the pretensioner occupants, however, those with sensitive system or a vehicle with non- skin may experience light skin irritation. If deactivated pretensioners is residue from the deployment of the air bags dangerous. Unless all safety or the front pretensioner system gets on the procedures are followed, injury could skin or in the eyes, wash it off as soon as result. Ask an Authorized Mazda possible. Dealer how to safely dispose of the pretensioner system or how to scrap qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt a pretensioner-equipped vehicle. Pretensioner System Warning Light If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system is working properly, the warning light illuminates when the ignition is switched ON or after the engine is cranked. The warning light turns off after a specified period of time. 2-21Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page36Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (36,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSeat Belt SystemsA system malfunction is indicated if thewarning light constantly flashes, WARNINGconstantly illuminates or does not Do not drive the vehicle with the airilluminate at all when the ignition is bag/front seat belt pretensioner systemswitched ON. If any of these occur, warning beep sounding:consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as Driving the vehicle with the air bag/soon as possible. The system may not front seat belt pretensioner systemwork in an accident. warning beep sounding is dangerous. In a collision, the air bags and the WARNING front seat belt pretensioner systemNever tamper with the air bag/ will not deploy and this could resultpretensioner systems and always have in death or serious injury.an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealerall servicing and repairs: to have the vehicle inspected as soon Self-servicing or tampering with the as possible. systems is dangerous. An air bag/ pretensioner could accidentally activate or become disabled causing serious injury or death.qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning BeepIf a malfunction is detected in the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner systems andthe warning light, a warning beep soundwill be heard for about 5 seconds everyminute.The air bag and seat belt pretensionersystem warning beep sound will continueto be heard for approximately 35 minutes.Have your vehicle inspected at anAuthorized Mazda Dealer as soon aspossible.2-22Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page37Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (37,1) 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 when fully extended, a seat belt extender or seat is dangerous. The seat belt may be available to you at no charge from will not provide adequate protection your Authorized Mazda Dealer. and the user could be seriously This extender will be only for you and for injured in an accident. Only use the the particular vehicle and seat. Even if it extender provided for you and for the plugs into other seat belts, it may not hold particular vehicle and seat. NEVER in the critical moment of a crash. use the extender in a different vehicle When ordering an extender, only order or seat. If you sell your Mazda, do one that provides the necessary additional not leave your seat belt extender in length to fasten the seat belt properly. the vehicle. It could be used Please contact your Authorized Mazda accidentally by the new owner of the Dealer for more information. vehicle. After removing the seat belt extender, discard it. Never use the WARNING seat belt extender in any other vehicle you may own in the future. Do not use a seat belt extender unless it is necessary: Do not use an extender that is too Using a seat belt extender when not long: necessary is dangerous. The seat belt Using an extender that is too long is will be too long and not fit properly. dangerous. The seat belt will not fit In an accident, the seat belt will not properly. In an accident, the seat belt provide adequate protection and you will not provide adequate protection could be seriously injured. Only use and you could be seriously injured. the extender when it is required to Do not use the extender or choose fasten the seat belt properly. one shorter in length if the distance between the extenders buckle and the center of the users body is less than 15 cm (6 in). 2-23Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page38Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (38,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSeat Belt SystemsDo not leave a seat belt extenderconnected to the buckle: Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep 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 drivers seat belt buckle (or front passenger) seat, the SRS drivers (or front passengers) air bag system will determine that the The seat belt warning light illuminates driver (or front passenger) is wearing and a beep sound will be heard if the the seat belt even if the driver (or drivers seat belt is not fastened when the front passenger) is not wearing it. ignition is switched ON. This condition could cause the drivers (or front passengers) air bag Conditions of operation to not activate correctly and result in Condition Result death or serious injury in the event of The warning light collision. Always wear the seat belt The drivers seat belt is not flashes and a beep with the seat belt extender. fastened when the ignition is sound will be heard switched ON. for about 6 seconds.Do not use the seat belt extender when The drivers seat belt isinstalling a child-restraint system on fastened while the warning The warning lightthe front or rear passenger seat: turns off and the beep light and the beep sound are sound stops. Using a seat belt extender to fasten a activated. child-restraint system on any seat is The drivers seat belt is The warning light will dangerous. Always follow the child- not illuminate and the fastened before the ignition beep sound will not be restraint system manufacturers is switched ON. heard. installation instructions and never use a seat belt extender. qBelt MinderNOTE NOTEWhen not in use, remove the seat belt extender Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer toand store it in the vehicle. If the seat belt deactivate or restore the belt minder. Thoughextender is left connected, the seat belt the belt minder can be deactivated, doing soextender might get damaged as it will not will defeat the purpose of the system to warnretract with the rest of the seat belt and can the driver and the front passenger in the eventeasily fall out of the door when not in use and that their seat belts are not fastened. For thebe damaged. In addition, the seat belt warning safety of the driver and front passenger, Mazdalight will not illuminate and function properly. recommends not deactivating the belt minder.2-24Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page39Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (39,1) Essential Safety Equipment Seat Belt Systems Driver seated/Front passenger not Driver seated/Front passenger seated seated*1 The seat belt warning function reminds The belt minder is a supplemental the front passenger to fasten the seat belt warning to the seat belt warning function. according to the chart below. If the drivers seat belt is not fastened Vehicle speed when the ignition is switched ON, the Between 0 ― 20 20 km/h warning light/beep operates to give you Condition km/h (12 mph) or further reminders according to the chart (0 ― 12 mph) more below. Seat belt *1 The belt minder operates according to (Driver) the chart below even if the front Seat belt passenger is seated (Without Driver (Passenger) and Front Passenger Occupant Indicator Classification System). Beep Vehicle speed Between 0 ― 20 20 km/h : Fastened Condition : Unfastened km/h (12 mph) or (0 ― 12 mph) more : Illuminated : Flashing Seat belt : Beep (Driver) Indicator Placing heavy items on the front passenger seat may cause the front Beep passenger seat belt warning function to operate depending on the weight of the : Fastened : Unfastened item. : Illuminated : Flashing Once the beep sound is heard, it continues : Beep sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the Once the beep sound is heard, it continues seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers period has passed. to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound NOTE period has passed. l To allow the front passenger seat weight sensor to function properly, do not place and sit on an additional seat cushion on the front passenger seat. The sensor may not function properly because the additional seat cushion could cause sensor interference. l When a small child sits on the front passenger seat, it is possible that neither the warning light nor the warning beep operate. 2-25Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page40Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (40,1)Essential Safety EquipmentChild Restraint Child Restraint PrecautionsMazda strongly urges the use of child-restraint systems for children small enough to usethem.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 safetyof children riding in your vehicle.Whatever child-restraint system you consider, please pick the appropriate one for the ageand size of the child, obey the law and follow the instructions that come with the individualchild-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 tothe center of the vehicle in the outboard seats, and towards the buckle on the right if thechild 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 airbag system activated. The front passengers seat is also the least preferred seat for otherchild-restraint systems.(With Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System)To reduce the chance of injuries caused by deployment of the front passenger air bag, thefront passenger seat weight sensors work as a part of the supplemental restraint system.This system deactivates the front passenger front and side air bags and also the frontpassenger seat belt pretensioner system when the front passenger air bag deactivationindicator light illuminates.When an infant or small child sits on the front passenger seat, the system shuts off the frontpassenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system, so make sure the frontpassenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.Even if the front passenger air bag is shut off, Mazda strongly recommends that children beproperly restrained and child-restraint systems of all kinds are properly secured on the rearseats which are the best place for children.For more details, refer to “Front passenger seat weight sensors” (page 2-56).2-26Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page41Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (41,1) 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 manufacturers 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 manufacturers instructions. When not in use, remove it from the vehicle or fasten it with a seat belt, or latch it down to BOTH LATCH lower anchors for LATCH child-restraint systems and the corresponding tether anchor. 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. 2-27Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page42Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (42,1)Essential Safety EquipmentChild RestraintDo not install a front-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat unlessit 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.Seating a child in a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat is dangerous(With Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System): Your vehicle is equipped with front passenger seat weight sensors. Even with the front passenger seat weight sensors, if you must use the front passenger seat to seat a child, using a child in 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. Ø The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate when seating a child in the child-restraint system. Ø Luggage or other items are placed on the seat with the child in the child-restraint system. Ø A rear passenger or luggage pushing or pulling down on the front passenger seatback. Ø A rear passenger puts their feet on the front seat rails. Ø Luggage or other items are placed on the seatback or hung on the head restraint. Ø Heavy items are placed in the seatback map pocket. Ø The seat is washed. Ø Liquids are spilled on the seat. Ø The front passenger seat is moved backward, pushing into luggage or other items placed behind it. Ø The front passenger seatback contacts the rear seat. Ø Luggage or other items are placed between the front passenger seat and driver seat. Ø Any accessories, which might increase the total seated weight on the front passenger seat, are attached to 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.2-28Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page43Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (43,1) Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint Do not allow a child or anyone to lean over or against the side window of a vehicle with side and curtain air bags: It is dangerous to allow anyone to lean over 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 or against the front door could block the side and curtain air bags and eliminate the advantages of supplemental protection. With the front air bag and the additional side air bag that comes out of the front seat, the rear seat is always a better location for children. Take special care not to allow a child to lean over or against the side window, even if the child is seated in a child-restraint system. 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. 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 LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designed LATCH child-restraint systems in the rear seat. When using these anchors to secure a child-restraint system, refer to “LATCH Child-Restraint Systems” (page 2-38). 2-29Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page44Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (44,1)Essential Safety EquipmentChild Restraint Child seat Child-Restraint System A child seat restrains a childs body using Installation Position the harness.In this owners manual, explanation ofchild-restraint systems is provided for thefollowing three types of popular child-restraint systems: infant seat, child seat,booster seat.NOTEl Installation position is determined by the type of child-restraint system. Always read the manufacturers instructions and this owners manual carefully.l Due to variations in the design of child- restraint systems, vehicle seats and seat Booster seat belts, all child-restraint systems may not fit A booster seat is a child restraint all seating positions. Before purchasing a accessory designed to improve the fit of child-restraint system, it should be tested in the seat belt system around the childs the specific vehicle seating position (or body. positions) where it is intended to be used. If a previously purchased child-restraint system does not fit, you may need to purchase a different one that will.Infant seatAn infant seat provides restraint bybracing the infants head, neck and backagainst the seating surface.2-30Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page45Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (45,1) Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint Installing Child-Restraint WARNING Systems Tethered Child-Restraint Systems Work Only on Tether-Equipped Rear Seats: Accident statistics reveal that a child is Installation of a tether equipped safer in the rear seat. The front passengers child-restraint system in the front seat is clearly the worst choice for any passengers seat defeats the safety child under 12, and with rear-facing child- design of the system and will result in restraint systems it is clearly unsafe due to an increased chance of serious injury air bags. if the child-restraint system goes forward without benefit of being NOTE tethered. Even if your vehicle is equipped with front Place tether equipped child-restraint passenger seat weight sensors (page 2-56), systems where there are tether which automatically deactivates the front anchors. passenger air bag, a rear seat is the safest place for a child of any age or size. qRear Seat Child-Restraint System Some child-restraint systems now come Installation with tethers and therefore must be Follow these instructions when using a installed on the seats that take tethers to child-restraint system, unless you are be effective. In your Mazda, tethered attaching a LATCH-equipped child- child-restraint systems can only be restraint system to the rear LATCH lower accommodated in the three positions on anchors. Refer to “LATCH Child- the rear seat. Restraint Systems” (page 2-38). Some child-restraint systems also employ NOTE specially designed LATCH attachments; Follow the child-restraint system refer to “LATCH Child-Restraint manufacturers instructions carefully. If you Systems” (page 2-38). are not sure whether you have a LATCH system or tether, check in the child-restraint system manufacturers instructions and follow them accordingly. Depending on the type of child-restraint system, it may use LATCH system instead of seat belts or if the belt goes across the childs chest, may recommend against using automatic locking mode. 1. Make sure the seatback is securely latched by pushing it back until it is fully locked. 2-31Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page46Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (46,1)Essential Safety EquipmentChild Restraint2. (4 Door) 5. Push the child-restraint system firmly Raise the head restraint to the top into the vehicle seat. Be sure the belt locked position (except center seat retracts as snugly as possible. A position). clicking noise from the retractor will be Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-10. heard during retraction if the system is in the automatic locking mode. If theNOTE belt does not lock the seat down tight,(5 Door) repeat this step.The rear outboard head restraints are non-adjustable.3. Secure the child-restraint system with the lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt. See the manufacturers instructions on the child-restraint system for belt routing instructions.4. To get the retractor into the automatic locking mode, pull the shoulder belt portion of the seat belt until the entire length of the belt is out of the retractor. NOTE Inspect this function before each use of the child-restraint system. You should not be able to pull the shoulder belt out of the retractor while the system is in the automatic locking mode. When you remove the child-restraint system, be sure the belt fully retracts to return the system to emergency locking mode before occupants use the seat belts. 6. If your child-restraint system requires the use of a tether strap, refer to the manufacturers instructions to hook and tighten the tether strap.2-32Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page47Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (47,1) Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint Anchor bracket location (4 Door) Tether strap position (5 Door outboard position) Tether strap Forward Anchor bracket Tether strap position (4 Door) Anchor bracket location (5 Door center Tether strap position) Anchor bracket Anchor bracket location (5 Door outboard position) Tether strap position (5 Door center position) Tether strap 2-33Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page48Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (48,1)Essential Safety EquipmentChild Restraint qIf You Must Use the Front Seat WARNING for ChildrenUse the tether and tether anchor onlyfor a child-restraint system: If you cannot put all children in the rear Using the tether or tether anchor to seat, at least put the smallest children in secure anything but a child-restraint the rear and be sure the largest child up system is dangerous. This could front uses the shoulder belt over the weaken or damage the tether or shoulder. tether anchor and result in injury. NEVER put a rear-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger seatAlways route the tether strap between whether your vehicle is equipped with athe head restraint and the seatback seat weight sensor or not.(Except center position): This seat is also not set up for tethered Routing the tether strap on top of the child-restraint systems, put them in one of head restraint is dangerous. In a the rear seat positions set up with tether collision the tether strap could slide anchors. off the head restraint and loosen the Likewise the LATCH child-restraint child-restraint system. The child- system cannot be secured in the front restraint system could move which passengers seat and should be used in the may result in death or injury to the rear seat. child. Do not allow anyone to sleep against theAlways attach the tether strap to the side window if you have an optional sidecorrect tether anchor position: and curtain air bag, it could cause serious Attaching the tether strap to the injuries to an out of position occupant. As incorrect tether anchor position is children more often sleep in cars, it is dangerous. In a collision, the tether better to put them in the rear seat. If strap could come off and loosen the installing the child-restraint system on the child-restraint system. If the child- front seat is unavoidable, follow these restraint system moves it could result instructions when using a front-facing in death or injury to the child. child-restraint system in the front passengers seat. NOTE l To check if your front seats have side air bags: Mazda vehicles equipped with side air bag will have a “SRS AIRBAG” tag on the outboard shoulder of the front seats. l To check if your vehicle has curtain air bags: Mazda vehicles equipped with curtain air bag will have an “SRS AIRBAG” marking on the window pillars along the roof edge.2-34Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page49Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (49,1) Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint Do not allow a child or anyone to lean WARNING over or against the side window of a Always move the front passenger seat vehicle with side and curtain air bags: as far back as possible if installing a It is dangerous to allow anyone to front-facing child-restraint system on it lean over or against the side window, is unavoidable: the area of the front passenger seat, As your vehicle has front air bags the front and rear window pillars and and doubly so if your vehicle has side the roof edge along both sides from air bags, a front-facing child- which the side and curtain air bags restraint system should be put on the deploy, even if a child-restraint front passenger seat only when it is system is used. The impact of unavoidable. inflation from a side or curtain air Even if the front passenger air bag bag could cause serious injury or deactivation indicator light death to an out of position child. illuminates, always move the seat as Furthermore, leaning over or against far back as possible, because the the front door could block the side force of a deploying air bag could and curtain air bags and eliminate cause serious injury or death to the the advantages of supplemental child. protection. With the front air bag and the additional side air bag that Never use a rear-facing child-restraint comes out of the front seat, the rear system in the front seat with an air bag seat is always a better location for that could deploy: children. Take special care not to Rear-facing child-restraint systems allow a child to lean over or against on the front seat are particularly the side window, even if the child is dangerous. seated in a child-restraint system. Even in a moderate collision, the child-restraint system can be hit by a deploying air bag and moved qFront Passengers Seat Child- violently backward resulting in Restraint System Installation serious injury or death to the child. 1. Switch the ignition ON. Even though you may feel assured that the front passenger air bag will 2. Slide the seat as far back as possible. not deploy based on the fact that the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates. 2-35Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page50Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (50,1)Essential Safety EquipmentChild Restraint3. Place the child-restraint system on the 7. (With Driver and Front Passenger seat without putting your weight on the Occupant Classification System) seat and fasten the seat belt. See the Make sure the front passenger air bag manufacturers instructions on the deactivation indicator light illuminates child-restraint system for belt routing after installing a child-restraint system instructions. on the front passenger seat. If the front passenger air bag4. To get the retractor into the automatic deactivation indicator light does not locking mode, pull the shoulder belt illuminate, remove the child-restraint portion of the seat belt until the entire system, switch the ignition to OFF or length of the belt is out of the retractor. ACC, and then re-install the child-5. Push the child-restraint system firmly restraint system. into the vehicle seat. Be sure the belt Refer to Front passenger air bag retracts as snugly as possible. A deactivation indicator light on page clicking noise from the retractor will be 2-56. heard during retraction if the system is in automatic locking mode. If the belt does not lock the seat down tight, repeat the previous step and also this one.NOTEl Inspect this function before each use of the child-restraint system. You should not be able to pull the shoulder belt out of the retractor while the system is in the automatic locking mode. When you remove the child-restraint system, be sure the belt fully retracts to return the system to emergency locking mode before occupants use the seat belts.l Follow the child-restraint system manufacturers instructions carefully. Depending on the type of child-restraint system, it may not employ seat belts which are in automatic locking mode.6. Seat your child safely in the child- restraint system and secure the child according to the instructions from the child-restraint system manufacturer.2-36Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page51Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (51,1) Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint WARNING Do not seat a child in a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat if the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate (With Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System): While it is always better to install any child-restraint system on the rear seat, it is imperative that a child- restraint system ONLY be used on the front passenger seat if the deactivation indicator light illuminates when the child is seated in the child-restraint system (page 2-56). Seating a child in a child- restraint system installed on the front passenger seat with the front 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 pretensioner 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. 2-37Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page52Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (52,1)Essential Safety EquipmentChild Restraint LATCH Child-Restraint SystemsYour Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designedLATCH child-restraint systems in the rear seat. Both anchors must be used, otherwise theseat will bounce around and put the child in danger. Most LATCH child-restraint systemsmust also be used in conjunction with a tether to be effective. If they have a tether youmust use it to better assure your childs safety. WARNINGFollow the manufacturers 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 manufacturers instructions.Never attach two child-restraint systems to the same LATCH lower anchor: Attaching two child-restraint systems to the same LATCH 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 LATCH 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 manufacturers 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 latch it down to BOTH LATCH lower anchors for LATCH child-restraint systems.Make sure there are no seat belts or foreign objects near or around the LATCH child-restraint system: Not following the child-restraint system manufacturers 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 LATCH 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 LATCH lower anchors. Always follow the child-restraint system manufacturers instructions.2-38Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page53Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (53,1) Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint qLATCH Child-Restraint System 4. Secure the child-restraint system using Installation Procedure (Rear BOTH LATCH lower anchors, Outboard Seats) following the child-restraint system manufacturers instruction. Pull on the 1. Make sure the seatback is securely child-restraint to be sure both anchors latched by pushing it back until it is are engaged. fully locked. 5. If your child-restraint system came 2. Expand the area between the seat equipped with a tether, that means it is bottom and the seatback slightly to very important to properly secure the verify the locations of the LATCH tether for child safety. Please carefully lower anchors. follow the child-restraint system manufacturers instructions when installing tethers. Anchor bracket location (4 Door) NOTE The markings above the LATCH lower anchors indicate the locations of LATCH lower Anchor bracket anchors for the attachment of a child-restraint system. Tether strap position (4 Door) Tether strap 3. (4 Door) Raise the head restraint to the top locked position. Refer to Head Restraints on page 2-10. NOTE (5 Door) The rear outboard head restraints are non- adjustable. Anchor bracket 2-39Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page54Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (54,1)Essential Safety EquipmentChild RestraintAnchor bracket location (5 Door) WARNING Use the tether and tether anchor only for a child-restraint system: Using the tether or tether anchor to secure anything but a child-restraint system is dangerous. This could weaken or damage the tether or tether anchor and result in injury. Always route the tether strap between the head restraint and the seatback: Routing the tether strap on top of the head restraint is dangerous. In aTether strap position (5 Door) collision the tether strap could slide off the head restraint and loosen the Tether strap child-restraint system. The child- restraint system could move which may result in death or injury to the child. Always attach the tether strap to the Forward correct tether anchor position: Attaching the tether strap to the incorrect tether anchor position is dangerous. In a collision, the tether strap could come off and loosen the child-restraint system. If the child- restraint system moves it could result in death or injury to the child.2-40Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page55Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (55,1) Essential Safety Equipment Child Restraint qLATCH Child-Restraint System Installation Procedure (Rear WARNING Center Seat) Use the tether and tether anchor only for a child-restraint system: The LATCH lower anchors at the center Using the tether or tether anchor to of the rear seat are much further apart than secure anything but a child-restraint the sets of LATCH lower anchors for system is dangerous. This could child-restraint system installation at other weaken or damage the tether or seating positions. Child-restraint systems tether anchor and result in injury. with rigid LATCH attachments cannot be installed on the center seating position. Always attach the tether strap to the Some LATCH equipped child-restraint correct tether anchor position: systems can be placed in the center Attaching the tether strap to the position and will reach the nearest incorrect tether anchor position is LATCH lower anchors which are 400 mm dangerous. In a collision, the tether (15.75 in) apart. LATCH compatible strap could come off and loosen the child-restraint systems (with attachments child-restraint system. If the child- on belt webbing) can be used at this restraint system moves it could result seating position only if the child-restraint in death or injury to the child. system manufacturers instructions state 1. Make sure the seatback is securely that the child-restraint system can be latched by pushing it back until it is installed to LATCH lower anchors that are fully locked. 400 mm (15.75 in) apart. Do not attach two child-restraint systems to the same 2. Expand the area between the seat LATCH lower anchor. If your child- bottom and the seatback slightly to restraint system has a tether, it must also verify the locations of the LATCH be used for your childs optimum safety. lower anchors. NOTE The markings above the LATCH lower anchors indicate the locations of LATCH lower anchors for the attachment of a child-restraint system. 2-41Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page56Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (56,1)Essential Safety EquipmentChild Restraint3. Secure the child-restraint system using Anchor bracket position (5 Door) BOTH LATCH lower anchors, following the child-restraint system manufacturers instructions. Pull on the child-restraint to be sure both anchors are engaged.4. 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 manufacturers instructions when installing tethers. Tether strap position (5 Door)Anchor bracket location (4 Door) Tether strap Anchor bracketTether strap position (4 Door) Tether strap Anchor bracket2-42Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page57Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (57,1) Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions The front and side supplemental restraint systems (SRS) include 6 air bags. Please verify the air bags 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: l The steering wheel hub (driver air bag) l The front passenger dashboard (front passenger air bag) l The outboard sides of the front seatbacks (side air bags) í l The front and rear window pillars, and the roof edge along both sides (curtain air bags) í 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: l Keep the occupant from being thrown into an inflating air bag. l Reduce the possibility of injuries during an accident that is not designed for air bag inflation, such as roll-over or rear impact. l Reduce the possibility of injuries in frontal, near frontal, side collisions that are not severe enough to activate the air bags. l Reduce the possibility of being thrown from your vehicle. l 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. l Hold the driver in a position which allows better control of the vehicle. í Some models. 2-43Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page58Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (58,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSRS Air BagsIf your vehicle is also equipped with a driver and front passenger occupantclassification system, refer to the Driver and Front Passenger Occupant ClassificationSystem (page 2-56) for details.If your vehicle is equipped with a driver and front passenger occupant classificationsystem, the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates for a specifiedtime after the ignition is switched ON.Small children must be protected by a child-restraint system as stipulated by law in everystate and province. In certain states and provinces, larger children must use a child-restraintsystem (page 2-26).Carefully consider which child-restraint system is necessary for your child and follow theinstallation directions in this Owners Manual as well as the child-restraint systemmanufacturers instructions. WARNINGSeat 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, side collisions 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. Even if the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates, always move the front passenger seat as far back as possible. A sleeping child is more likely to lean against the door and be hit by the side air bag in a moderate collision to the front-passenger side of the vehicle. Whenever possible, always secure a child 12 years and under on the rear seat with an appropriate child-restraint system for the childs age and size.2-44Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page59Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (59,1) 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 driver and front passenger air bags deploy: Attaching an object to the driver and front passenger air bag modules or placing something in front of them is dangerous. In an accident, an object could interfere with air bag inflation and injure the occupants. 2-45Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page60Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (60,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSRS Air BagsDo not attach objects on or around the area where a side air bag deploys: Attaching objects to the front seat in such a way as to cover the outboard side of the seat in any way is dangerous. In an accident the object could interfere with the side air bag, which inflates from the outboard side of the front seats, impeding the added protection of the side air bag system or redirecting the air bag in a way that is dangerous. Furthermore, the bag could be cut open releasing the gas. Do not hang net bags, map pouches or backpacks with side straps on the front seats. Never use seat covers on the front seats. Always keep the side air bag modules in your front seats free to deploy in the event of a side collision.Do not attach objects on or around the area where a curtain air bag deploys: Attaching objects to the areas where the curtain air bag activates such as on the windshield glass, side door glass, front and rear window pillars and along the roof edge and assist grips is dangerous. In an accident the object could interfere with the curtain air bag, which inflates from the front and rear window pillars and along the roof edge, impeding the added protection of the curtain air bag system or redirecting the air bag in a way that is dangerous. Furthermore, the bag could be cut open releasing the gas. Do not place hangers or any other objects on the assist grips. When hanging clothes, hang them on the coat hook directly. Always keep the curtain air bag modules free to deploy in the event of a side collision.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 touch the components of the supplemental restraint system after the air bagshave 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.2-46Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page61Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (61,1) Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Do not modify the suspension: Modifying the vehicle suspension is dangerous. If the vehicles height or the suspension is modified, the vehicle will be unable to accurately detect a collision resulting in incorrect or unexpected air bag deployment and the possibility of serious injuries. 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, the driver seat slide position sensor and front passenger seat weight sensors are not damaged and that the seats retain an undamaged air bag connection. NOTE l 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. l 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 Owners Manual, is important. 2-47Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page62Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (62,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSRS Air Bags Supplemental Restraint System Components Driver/Front passenger inflators and air bags Crash sensor, and diagnostic module (SAS unit) Front seat belt pretensioner and load limiting systems (page 2-20) Front air bag sensor Side crash sensors í Air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning light (page 2-51) Side and curtain inflators and air bags í Front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light (page 2-56) Front passenger seat weight sensors (page 2-56) Front passenger seat weight sensor control module Driver and front passenger seat belt buckle switches (page 2-60) Driver seat slide position sensor (page 2-56)NOTE - are equipped only on models with the driver and front passenger occupant classificationsystem. í2-48 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page63Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (63,1) Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags How the SRS Air Bags Work Your Mazda is equipped with the following types of SRS air bags. SRS air bags are designed to work together with the seat belts to help to reduce injuries during an accident. The SRS air bags are designed to provide further protection for passengers in addition to the seat belt functions. Be sure to wear seat belts properly. qFront Seat Belt Pretensioners The front seat belt pretensioners are designed to deploy in moderate or severe frontal, near frontal collisions. qDriver Air Bag The drivers air bag is mounted in the steering wheel. When air bag crash sensors detect a frontal impact of greater than moderate force, the drivers air bag inflates quickly helping to reduce injury mainly to the drivers head or chest caused by directly hitting the steering wheel. For more details about air bag deployment, refer to “SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria” (page 2-53). (With Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System) The drivers dual-stage air bag controls air bag inflation in two energy stages. During an impact of moderate severity the drivers air bag deploys with lesser energy, whereas during more severe impacts, it deploys with more energy. qFront Passenger Air Bag The front passenger air bag is mounted in the front passenger dashboard. The inflation mechanism for the front passenger air bag is the same as the drivers air bag, as mentioned above. For more details about air bag deployment, refer to “SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria” (page 2-53). 2-49Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page64Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (64,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSRS Air Bags(With Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System)In addition, the front passenger air bag is designed to only deploy in accordance with thetotal seated weight on the front passenger seat. For details, refer to the driver and frontpassenger occupant classification system (page 2-56).qSide Air Bags íThe side air bags are mounted in the outboard sides of the front seatbacks.When the air bag crash sensors detect a side impact of greater than moderate force, thesystem inflates the side air bag only on the side in which the vehicle was hit. The side airbag inflates quickly to reduce injury to the driver or front passengers chest caused bydirectly hitting interior parts such as a door or window.For more details about air bag deployment, refer to “SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria”(page 2-53).(With Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System)In addition, the front passenger side air bag is designed to only deploy in accordance withthe total seated weight on the front passenger seat. For details, refer to the driver and frontpassenger occupant classification system (page 2-56). í2-50 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page65Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (65,1) Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags qCurtain Air Bags í The curtain air bags are mounted in the front and rear window pillars, and the roof edge along both sides. When the air bag crash sensors detect a side impact of greater than moderate force, the curtain air bag inflates quickly and helps to reduce injury mainly to the rear outboard passengers head caused by directly hitting interior parts such as a door or window. For more details about air bag deployment, refer to “SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria” (page 2-53). In a side impact: Greater than moderate impact to one side of the vehicle will cause the curtain air bag on that side only to inflate. The side and curtain air bags will deploy only on the side the vehicle receives the force of the impact. qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system is working properly, the warning light illuminates when the ignition is switched ON or after the engine is cranked. The warning light turns off after a specified period of time. A system malfunction is indicated if the warning light constantly flashes, constantly illuminates or does not illuminate at all when the ignition is switched ON. If any of these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. The system may not work in an accident. í Some models. 2-51Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page66Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (66,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSRS Air Bags WARNINGNever tamper with the air bag/pretensioner systems and always have an AuthorizedMazda Dealer perform all servicing and repairs: Self-servicing or tampering with the systems is dangerous. An air bag/pretensioner could accidentally activate or become disabled causing serious injury or death.qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning BeepIf a malfunction is detected in the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner systems and thewarning light, a warning beep sound will be heard for about 5 seconds every minute.The air bag and seat belt pretensioner system warning beep sound will continue to be heardfor approximately 35 minutes.Have your vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. WARNINGDo not drive the vehicle with the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warningbeep sounding: Driving the vehicle with the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning beep sounding is dangerous. In a collision, the air bags and the front seat belt pretensioner system will not deploy and this could result in death or serious injury. Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the vehicle inspected as soon as possible.2-52Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page67Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (67,1) Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria This chart indicates the applicable SRS equipment that will deploy depending on the type of collision. (The illustrations are the representative cases of collisions.) Types of collision A severe frontal/near frontal collision A severe side collision A rear collision SRS equipment Front seat belt X*1 (both sides) pretensioner Driver air X bag No air bag and front seat Front belt pretensioner will be passenger air X*1 activated in a rear collision. bag Side air X*1 (impact side only) bag í Curtain air X (impact side only) bag í X: The SRS air bag equipment is designed to deploy in a collision. *1: (With Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System) The front passenger front and side air bags and the seat belt pretensioner are designed to deploy depending on the condition of the total seated weight on the front passenger seat. í Some models. 2-53Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page68Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (68,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSRS Air Bags Limitations to SRS Air BagIn severe collisions such as those described previously in “SRS Air Bag DeploymentCriteria”, the applicable SRS air bag equipment will deploy. However, in some accidents,the equipment may not deploy depending on the type of collision and its severity.Limitations to front/near front collision detection:The following illustrations are examples of front/near front collisions that may not bedetected as severe enough to deploy the SRS air bag equipment. Impacts involving trees or poles Frontal offset impact to the vehicle Rear-ending or running under a trucks tail gateLimitations to side collision detection:The following illustrations are examples of side collisions that may not be detected assevere enough to deploy the SRS air bag equipment. Side impacts involving trees or poles Side impacts with two-wheeled vehicles2-54Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page69Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (69,1) Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Roll-over 2-55Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page70Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (70,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSRS Air Bags Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System íFirst, please read “Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions” (page 2-43)carefully.qDriver Seat Slide Position SensorYour vehicle is equipped with a driver seat slide position sensor as a part of thesupplemental restraint system. The sensor is located under the driver seat. The sensordetermines whether the driver seat is fore or aft of a reference position and sends the seatposition to the diagnostic module (SAS unit). The SAS unit is designed to control thedeployment of the driver air bag depending on how close the driver seat is to the steeringwheel.The air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning light flashes if the sensor has apossible malfunction (page 2-51).qFront Passenger Seat Weight SensorsYour vehicle is equipped with a front passenger seat weight sensors as a part of thesupplemental restraint system. These sensors are located under both of the front passengerseat rails. These sensors determine the total seated weight on the front passenger seat andmonitor the seat belt buckle for the front passenger seat. The SAS unit is designed toprevent the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system fromdeploying if the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.To reduce the chance of injuries caused by deployment of the front passenger air bag, thesystem deactivates the front passenger front and side air bags and also the seat beltpretensioner system when the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator lightilluminates. Refer to the following table for the front passenger air bag deactivationindicator light illumination conditions.This system shuts off the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensionersystem, so make sure the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminatesaccording to the following table.The air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning light flashes and the frontpassenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates if the sensors have a possiblemalfunction. If this happens, the front passenger front and side air bags and seat beltpretensioner system will not deploy. í2-56 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page71Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (71,1) Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light This indicator light illuminates to remind you that the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner will not deploy during a collision. If the front passenger weight sensors are normal, the indicator light illuminates when the ignition is switched ON. The light turns off after a few seconds. The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates or is off under the following conditions: Condition detected by the Front passenger seat Front passenger air bag Front passenger front and front passenger occupant belt pretensioner deactivation indicator light side air bags classification system system Empty (Not occupied)*1 Off Deactivated Deactivated Child or child-restraint On Deactivated Deactivated system*2 *3 Adult Off Ready Ready *1 : If the front passenger seat belt is buckled, the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates, however this does not indicate a malfunction. *2 : If a larger child sits on the front passenger seat, the sensors might detect the child as being an adult depending on the childs physique. *3 : If a smaller adult sits on the front passenger seat, the sensors might detect the person as being a child depending on the persons physique. The curtain air bag is ready for inflating despite the chart above. If the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate when the ignition is switched ON and does not illuminate as indicated in the above chart, do not allow a child to sit in the front passenger seat and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. The system may not work properly in an accident. 2-57Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page72Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (72,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSRS Air Bags WARNINGDo not decrease the total seated weight on the front passenger seat: When an adult or large child sits on the front passenger seat, decreasing the total seated weight on the front passenger seat required for air bag deployment is dangerous. The front passenger seat weight sensors will detect the reduced total seated weight condition and the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system will not deploy during an accident. The front passenger will not have the supplementary protection of the air bag, which could result in serious injury. Decreasing the total seated weight on the front passenger seat could result in an air bag not deploying under the following conditions, for example: Ø A rear passenger pushes up on the front passenger seat with their feet. Ø Luggage or other items placed under the front passenger seat or between the front passenger seat and driver seat that push up the front passenger seat bottom. Ø The front passenger seat occupant sits in a manner that does not place the entire weight of the occupant on the seat such as by sitting too close to the door, grasping the assist grip or the rim of the moonroof and sitting with the seatback reclined too far. Ø Any accessories which might decrease the total seated weight on the front passenger seat are attached to the front passenger seat. The front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner systems will deactivate if the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.2-58Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page73Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (73,1) Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Do not increase the total seated weight on the front passenger seat: When an infant or small child sits on the front passenger seat, increasing the total seated weight on the front passenger seat is dangerous. The front passenger seat weight sensors will detect the increased total seated weight, which could result in the unexpected deployment of the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system in an accident and may cause serious injury. Increasing the total seated weight on the front passenger seat could result in the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system deployment in an accident under the following conditions, for example: Ø Luggage or other items are placed on the seat with the child in the child-restraint system. Ø A rear passenger or luggage push or pull down on the front passenger seatback. Ø A rear passenger steps on the front passenger seat rails with their feet. Ø Luggage or other items are placed on the seatback or hung on the head restraint. Ø Heavy items are placed in the seatback map pocket. Ø The seat is washed. Ø Liquids are spilled on the seat. Ø The front passenger seat is moved backward, pushing into luggage or other items placed behind it. Ø The front passenger seatback contacts the rear seat. Ø Luggage or other items are placed between the front passenger seat and driver seat. Ø Any accessories which might increase the total seated weight on the front passenger seat are attached to the front passenger seat. The front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner systems will deactivate if the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates. CAUTION Ø To assure proper deployment of the front air bag and to prevent damage to the sensors in the front seat bottoms: Ø Do not place sharp objects on the front seat bottoms or leave heavy luggage on them. Ø Do not spill any liquids on the front seats or under the front seats. Ø To allow the sensors to function properly, always perform the following: Ø Adjust the front seats as far back as possible and always sit upright against the seatbacks with seat belts worn properly. Ø If you place your child on the front passenger seat, secure the child-restraint system properly and slide the front passenger seat as far back as possible (page 2-35). 2-59Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page74Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (74,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSRS Air BagsNOTEl The system requires about 10 seconds to alternate between turning the front passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system on or off.l The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light may illuminate repeatedly if luggage or other items are put on the front passenger seat, or if the temperature of the vehicles interior changes suddenly.l The front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light may illuminate for 10 seconds if the total seated weight on the front passenger seat changes.l The air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system warning light might illuminate if the front passenger seat receives a severe impact.l If the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate after installing a child-restraint system on the front passenger seat, first, re-install your child-restraint system according to the procedure in this owners manual. Then, if the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light still does not illuminate, install the child-restraint system on the rear seat and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.l If the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates when an adult is seated in the front passenger seat, have the passenger re-adjust their posture by sitting with their feet on the floor, and then re-fastening the seat belt. If the front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light still illuminates, move the passenger to the rear seat. If sitting in the rear seat is not possible, slide the front passenger seat as far back as possible.qDriver and Front Passenger Buckle SwitchesThe buckle switches on the front seat belts detect whether or not the front seat belts aresecurely fastened and further control the deployment of the air bags.2-60Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page75Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (75,1) Essential Safety Equipment SRS Air Bags Monitoring and Maintenance qConstant Monitoring The following components of the air bag systems are monitored by a diagnostic system: l Crash sensors, and diagnostic module (SAS unit) l Front air bag sensor l Air bag modules l Side crash sensors í l Air bag/Front seat belt pretensioner system warning light l Front seat belt pretensioners l Related wiring (With Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System) l Front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light l Driver seat slide position sensor l Front passenger seat weight sensors l Front passenger seat weight sensor control module l Front passenger seat belt buckle switch The diagnostic module continuously monitors the systems readiness. This begins when the ignition is switched ON and continues while the vehicle is being driven. qMaintenance The air bag systems do not require regular maintenance. But if any of the following occurs, take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible: l The air bag system warning light flashes. l The air bag system warning light remains illuminated. l The air bag system warning light does not illuminate when the ignition is switched ON. l The air bag system warning beep sound is heard. l The air bags have deployed. l (With Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System) Front passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate when the ignition is switched ON or does not illuminate as indicated in the chart. For more details about this indicator light and this chart, refer to “Front passenger seat weight sensors” (page 2-56). í Some models. 2-61Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page76Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (76,1)Essential Safety EquipmentSRS Air Bags WARNINGDo not operate a vehicle with damaged air bag/seat belt pretensioner systemcomponents: 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.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.Dispose of the air bag properly: 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 can result. Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer how to safely dispose of an air bag or how to scrap an air bag equipped vehicle.NOTEIf it becomes necessary to have the components or wiring system for the supplementary restraintsystem modified to accommodate a person with certain medical conditions in accordance with acertified physician, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer, refer to “Customer Assistance (U.S.A.)”(page 9-2).2-62Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page77Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (77,1) 3 Knowing Your Mazda Explanation of basic operations and controls; opening/closing and adjustment of various parts. Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System ................................ 3-2 Advanced Keys í ...................................................................... 3-2 Operation Using Advanced Keyless Functions ......................... 3-7 Operation Using Advanced Key Functions ............................. 3-17 Advanced Key Suspend Function ........................................... 3-21 Warning Lights and Beep Sounds ........................................... 3-22 When Warning Indicator/Beep is Activated ............................ 3-25 Doors and Locks ......................................................................... 3-26 Keys ........................................................................................ 3-26 Keyless Entry System í .......................................................... 3-27 Door Locks ............................................................................. 3-33 Liftgate (5 Door) ..................................................................... 3-38 Trunk Lid (4 Door) ................................................................. 3-41 Inside Trunk Release Lever ..................................................... 3-43 Power Windows ...................................................................... 3-44 Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap ........................................................... 3-47 Hood ....................................................................................... 3-49 Moonroof í ............................................................................. 3-50 Security System ........................................................................... 3-53 Immobilizer System (with Advanced Key) ............................. 3-53 Immobilizer System (without Advanced Key) ........................ 3-57 Theft-Deterrent System í ........................................................ 3-61 Steering Wheel and Mirrors ...................................................... 3-64 Steering Wheel ........................................................................ 3-64 Mirrors .................................................................................... 3-64 í Some models. 3-1Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page78Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (78,1)Knowing Your MazdaAdvanced Keyless Entry and Start System Advanced Keys íThe advanced keyless functions (advanced keyless entry and start system) enable thefollowing operations while the advanced key is being carried (page 3-7). l Locking/unlocking the doors and the liftgate, and opening the liftgate, and opening the trunk lid, without operating the key. l Starting the engine without operating the key.Additional functions are available using the buttons on the advanced key.Refer to Operation Using Advanced Key Functions on page 3-17. l The following operations are possible using the transmitter of the keyless entry system from a distance (Lock/Unlock/Trunk í/Panic button): l Locking/unlocking the doors and the liftgate. l Opening the trunk lid. l Operating the theft-deterrent system í. l Turning on the alarm. l Locking/unlocking the doors or starting the engine using the auxiliary key. WARNINGDo not leave the key in your vehicle with children and keep them in a place whereyour children will not find or play with them: Leaving children in a vehicle with the key is dangerous. This could result in someone being badly injured or even killed. Children may find these new kinds of keys to be an interesting toy to play with and could cause the power windows or other controls to operate, or even make the vehicle move.Radio waves from the advanced key may affect medical equipment such aspacemakers: Before using the advanced key near people who use medical equipment, ask the medical equipment manufacturer or your physician if radio waves from the advanced key will affect the equipment.NOTEl The driver must carry the advanced key to ensure the system functions properly.l Refer to Immobilizer System (page 3-53) for information regarding keys and engine starting.l (With theft-deterrent system) Refer to Theft-Deterrent System (page 3-61) for information regarding keys and the prevention of vehicle and vehicle contents theft.l The advanced keyless functions can be turned off. Refer to Personalization Features on page 10-12. í3-2 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page79Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (79,1) Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System Lock button Unlock button Trunk button (4 door) Panic button Operation indicator light Auxiliary key Key code number plate A code number is stamped on the plate attached to the key set; detach this plate and store it in a safe place (not in the vehicle) for use if you need to make a replacement key. Also write down the code number and keep it in another safe and handy place, but not in the vehicle. If your key is lost, consult your Authorized Mazda Dealer with the code number ready. 3-3Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page80Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (80,1)Knowing Your MazdaAdvanced Keyless Entry and Start System CAUTION Ø Because the advanced key uses low-intensity radio waves, it may not function correctly under the following conditions: Ø The advanced key is carried with communication devices such as cellular phones. Ø The advanced key contacts or is covered by a metal object. Ø The advanced key is near electronic devices such as personal computers or cell phones. Ø Non-Mazda genuine electronic equipment is installed in the vehicle. Ø There is equipment which discharges radio waves near the vehicle. Ø If the vehicle is near equipment such as wireless pay devices installed at certain gas stations. Ø The advanced key may consume battery power excessively if it receives high- intensity radio waves. Do not place the advanced key near electronic devices such as televisions or personal computers. Ø To avoid damage to the advanced key, DO NOT: Ø Drop the advanced key. Ø Get the advanced key wet. Ø Disassemble the advanced key. Ø Expose the advanced key to high temperatures on places such as the dashboard or hood, under direct sunlight. Ø Place heavy objects on the advanced key. Ø Put the advanced key in an ultrasonic cleaner. Ø Put any magnetized objects close to the advanced key.NOTEl Battery life is about one year. Be sure to replace the battery as soon as you see the green KEY indicator light in the instrument cluster begin flashing for 30 seconds after turning off the engine, otherwise, you will not be able to start the engine using the advanced keyless start system once the battery is completely dead Refer to KEY warning light (red) on page 5-52. If this occurs, you will have to either force-start the engine or use the auxiliary key Refer to Advanced Key Battery Dead Warning on page 3-23.l Additional advanced keys can be obtained at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Up to 6 advanced keys can be used with the advanced keyless functions per vehicle.3-4Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page81Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (81,1) Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System qAdvanced Key Maintenance Replacing the battery at an Authorized Mazda Dealer is recommended to prevent CAUTION damage to the advanced key. If replacing the battery by yourself, follow the Ø Make sure the battery is installed instruction below. with the correct pole facing upward. Battery leakage could Replacing the advanced key battery occur if it is not installed correctly. Ø When replacing the battery, be 1. Pull out the auxiliary key. careful not to bend the electrical terminals or get oil on them. Also be careful not to get dirt in the transmitter as it could be damaged. Ø There is the danger of explosion if the battery is not correctly replaced. Ø Replace only with the same type battery (CR2025 or equivalent). Ø Dispose of used batteries according to the following instructions. 2. Insert a flathead screwdriver into the Ø Insulate the plus and minus groove shown in the figure and rotate terminals of the battery using the screwdriver to open the cover cellophane or equivalent tape. slightly. Ø Never disassemble. Ø Never throw the battery into fire or water. Ø Never deform or crush. The following conditions indicate that the battery power is low: l The KEY indicator light (green) flashes in the instrument cluster for about 30 seconds after the engine is turned off. l The system does not operate and the operation indicator light on the transmitter does not flash when the buttons are pressed. l The systems operational range is reduced. 3-5Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page82Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (82,1)Knowing Your MazdaAdvanced Keyless Entry and Start System3. Insert the flathead screwdriver into the 5. Insert a new battery with the positive gap between the cover and the pole facing up, and then cover the transmitter, and then rotate the battery with the battery cap. screwdriver to detach the cover. 6. Close the cover.4. Remove the battery cap, then remove the battery. 7. Reinsert the auxiliary key.3-6Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page83Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (83,1) Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System CAUTION Operation Using Advanced Ø Be careful not to allow the rubber Keyless Functions ring shown in the figure to be scratched or damaged. qOperational Range Ø If the rubber ring detaches, The system operates only when the driver reattach it before inserting a new is in the vehicle or within operational battery. range while the advanced key is being carried. NOTE Rubber ring When the battery power is low, or in places where there are high-intensity radio waves or noise, the operational range may become narrower or the system may not operate. Locking, unlocking the doors and the liftgate The operational range for locking/ unlocking the doors and the liftgate is an area of up to 80 cm (31 in) from the center qService of the front door handles. The operational range for locking the If you have a problem with the advanced doors and the liftgate is within a keyless functions, consult an Authorized maximum radius of 80 cm (31 in) from Mazda Dealer. the center of the liftgate. 4 door If your advanced key is lost or stolen, bring all remaining advanced keys to an Exterior transmitter Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible for a replacement and to make the lost or stolen advanced key inoperative. CAUTION Radio equipment like this is governed by laws in the United States. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party Operational range responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate the equipment. 3-7Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page84Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (84,1)Knowing Your MazdaAdvanced Keyless Entry and Start System5 door (Locking) Opening the liftgate/trunk lid Exterior transmitter The operational range for opening the liftgate/trunk lid is an area of up to 80 cm (31 in) from the center of the liftgate/trunk lid. Exterior transmitter Operational range5 door (Unlocking) Exterior transmitter Operational range Starting the engine The operational range for starting the engine includes nearly the entire cabin area. Interior transmitter Operational rangeNOTEThe system may not operate if you are tooclose to the windows, door handles, or liftgate. Operational range3-8Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page85Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (85,1) Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System NOTE Liftgate (Lock only) l The luggage compartment/trunk is out of the operational range, however, starting the engine may be possible. l The engine may not start if the advanced key is placed in the following areas: l Around the dashboard Request switch l In the storage compartments such as the glove box l On the rear parcel shelf(4 door) l Starting the engine may be possible even if the advanced key is outside of the vehicle and extremely close to a door and window, however, always start the engine from the To lock drivers seat. If the vehicle is started and driven away To lock the doors and the liftgate, press while the advanced key is not in the vehicle, the request switch. A beep sound will be the vehicle will not restart after it is turned heard once and the hazard warning lights off and the ignition is switched off. will flash once. l If the advanced key is detected within NOTE operational range, the operation indicator (Without theft-deterrent system) light on the transmitter flashes The hazard warning lights will flash once to momentarily. indicate that the doors and the liftgate are locked. qLocking, Unlocking with Request (With theft-deterrent system) Switch The hazard warning lights flash when the theft deterrent system is armed. All doors and the liftgate can be locked/ The hazard warning lights do not flash if all unlocked by pressing the request switch the doors and the liftgate are locked before the on the front doors or the liftgate while the theft-deterrent system is properly armed. advanced key is being carried. When the doors are locked by pressing the Front doors request switch on the front doors while the theft-deterrent system is armed, the hazard warning lights will flash once to indicate that the system is armed. Refer to the theft-deterrent system on page 3-61. Request switch 3-9Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page86Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (86,1)Knowing Your MazdaAdvanced Keyless Entry and Start SystemTo unlock l The setting can be changed so that the doors and the liftgate are lockedDrivers door request switch automatically without pressing the requestTo unlock the drivers door, press the switch (page 10-12).request switch. A beep sound will be (Auto-lock function)heard twice and the hazard warning lights A beep sound is heard when all doors andwill flash twice. the liftgate are closed while the advancedTo unlock all doors and the liftgate, press key is being carried. All doors and thethe request switch again within 5 seconds liftgate are locked automatically after aboutand two more beep sounds will be heard. 3 seconds when the advanced key is out of the operational range. Also, the hazardFront passenger door request switch warning lights flash once. (Even if theTo unlock the doors and the liftgate, press driver is in the operational range, all doorsthe request switch. A beep sound will be and the liftgate are locked automaticallyheard twice and the hazard warning lights after about 30 seconds.)will flash twice. If you are out of the operational range before the doors and the liftgate areNOTEl Confirm that all doors and the liftgate are completely closed or another advanced key securely locked. is left in the vehicle, the auto-lock functionl All doors and the liftgate cannot be locked will not work. Always make sure that all when any door or the liftgate is open. doors and the liftgate are closed and lockedl A beep sound is heard for confirmation before leaving the vehicle. when the doors and the liftgate are locked/ l (Auto re-lock function) unlocked using the request switch. If you After unlocking all doors and the liftgate by prefer, the beep sound can be turned off pressing the request switch, all doors and (page 10-12). the liftgate will automatically lock if any of the following operations are not performed within about 30 seconds. If your vehicle has a theft-deterrent system, the hazard warning lights will flash for confirmation. l A door or the liftgate/trunk lid is opened. l The auxiliary key is inserted into the key slot. l The push button start is in any position except off.3-10Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page87Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (87,1) Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System qOpening the Liftgate/Trunk Lid 4 Door Raise the trunk lid by pressing the electric A locked liftgate/trunk lid can also be trunk lid opener on trunk lid. opened while the advanced key is being carried. Electric trunk lid opener 5 Door Grasp the lower end of the liftgate, press the electric liftgate opener on the liftgate, and then raise the liftgate when the latch releases. While the ignition is switched ON, the liftgate/trunk lid can be opened only when the vehicle is stopped with the parking brake applied (manual transaxle), or with the selector lever in the P position Electric liftgate (automatic transaxle). opener NOTE NOTE When using the advanced keyless function to When the liftgate is unlocked by pressing the open the liftgate/trunk lid, it may require a few electric liftgate opener button, the liftgate seconds for the liftgate/trunk lid to unlock after raises slightly to allow it to be opened. If the the electric liftgate/trunk lid opener is pressed. liftgate is not operated for a certain period of time after the electric liftgate opener button The liftgate/trunk lid can be closed when has been pressed, the liftgate cannot be raised the doors are locked with the advanced any more from its slightly raised position. key left in the vehicle. However, to Press the electric liftgate opener button again prevent leaving the advanced key in the to fully open the liftgate. To close the liftgate vehicle, the liftgate/trunk lid can be from its slightly raised position, open it first by opened by pressing the electric liftgate/ pressing the electric liftgate opener button and trunk lid opener. wait for 1 second or longer, then close it. The door-ajar warning light will illuminate if the liftgate is not fully closed. 3-11Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page88Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (88,1)Knowing Your MazdaAdvanced Keyless Entry and Start SystemqStarting the Engine NOTE l The order in which the ignition is switchedLocking the steering wheel can be changed.If the electronic steering lock warning Refer to Personalization Features on pagelight is flashing and the beep sound is 10-12.heard, this indicates that the steering l The engine starts by pressing the pushwheel is not unlocked. To unlock the button start while depressing the clutchsteering wheel, jiggle the steering wheel pedal (manual transaxle) or the brakefrom side to side while pressing the push pedal (automatic transaxle). To switch thebutton start. ignition position, press the push button start without depressing the pedal.Ignition positions l Do not leave the ignition switched ONEach time the push button start is pressed, while the engine is not running. Doing sothe ignition switches in the order of off, could result in the battery going dead. If theACC, and ON. Pressing the push button ignition is left in ACC (For automaticstart again from ON switches the ignition transaxle, the shift lever is in the P position,off. and the ignition is in ACC), the ignition switches off automatically after one hour. Indicator The setting can be changed to not switch light (ON) the ignition off automatically. Indicator Refer to Personalization Features on page light (ACC) 10-12. Off The power supply to electrical devices turns off and the push button start indicator lights (ACC and ON) also turn Indicator light off.3-12Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page89Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (89,1) Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System ON WARNING This is the normal running position after Before leaving the drivers seat, always the engine is started. The indicator light switch the ignition off, set the parking (ON) turns off. (The indicator light (ON) brake, and make sure the shift lever is illuminates when the ignition is switched in P (automatic transaxle) or in 1st gear ON and the engine is not running.) or R (manual transaxle): The warning lights (except brakes) should Leaving the drivers seat without be inspected before the engine is started switching the ignition off, setting the (page 5-41). parking brake, and shifting the shift lever to P (automatic transaxle) or to NOTE 1st gear or R (manual transaxle) is (With headlight auto-leveling) dangerous. Unexpected vehicle When the push button start is pressed to the movement could occur which could ON position, the sound of the headlight result in an accident. leveling motors operating at the front of the In addition, if your intention is to engine compartment can be heard. This does leave the vehicle for even a short not indicate an abnormality. period, it is important to switch the ignition off, as leaving it in another Starting the engine position will disable some of the NOTE vehicles security systems and run the l The advanced key must be carried because battery down. the advanced key carries an immobilizer chip that must communicate with the engine ACC (Accessory) controls at short range. Some electrical accessories will operate l The engine can be started when the push and the indicator light (ACC) illuminates. button start is pressed from off, ACC, or In addition, for vehicles equipped with the ON. steering column lock function, the steering wheel unlocks. 1. Make sure you are carrying the advanced key. NOTE The advanced keyless entry system does not 2. Occupants should fasten their seat function while the push button start has been belts. pressed to ACC, and the doors will not lock/ 3. Make sure the parking brake is on. unlock even if they have been locked manually. 4. Continue to press the brake pedal firmly until the engine has completely started. 3-13Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page90Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (90,1)Knowing Your MazdaAdvanced Keyless Entry and Start System5. (Manual transaxle) Continue to press the clutch pedal CAUTION firmly until the engine has completely If the KEY warning light (red) started. illuminates, and the push button (Automatic transaxle) start indicator light (red) illuminates, Put the vehicle in park (P). If you must this could indicate a problem with restart the engine while the vehicle is the engine starting system and the moving, shift into neutral (N). inability to start the engine or switch the ignition to ACC or ON. Have yourNOTE vehicle inspected at an Authorized(Manual transaxle) Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.The starter will not operate if the clutch pedalis not depressed sufficiently.(Automatic transaxle)The starter will not operate if the shift lever isnot in P or N and the brake pedal is notdepressed sufficiently.6. Verify that the KEY indicator light (green) in the instrument cluster and the push button start indicator light (green) illuminate. If the KEY indicator light (green) does not illuminate, make sure that the advanced key is being carried. If the KEY indicator light (green) does not illuminate while the advanced key is being carried, you may have to use the auxiliary key to start the engine instead (page 3-25).3-14Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page91Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (91,1) Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System NOTE NOTE l Under the following conditions, the KEY l After starting the engine, the push button warning light (red) flashes to inform the start indicator lights (ACC and ON) turn driver that the push button start will not off and the ignition is in the ON position. switch to ACC even if it is pressed from off. l After pressing the push button start and l The advanced key battery is dead. before the engine starts, the operation l The advanced key is out of operational sound of the fuel pump motor from near the range. fuel tank can be heard, however, this does l The advanced key is placed in areas not indicate a malfunction. where it is difficult for the system to l (With headlight auto-leveling) detect the signal (page 3-7). After pressing the push button start and l A key from another manufacturer similar before the engine starts, the operation to the advanced key is in the operational sound of the headlight leveling motors range. operating at the front of the engine l (Forced engine starting method) compartment can be heard, however, this If the KEY warning light (red) and the push does not indicate a malfunction. button start indicator light (red) illuminate when the brake pedal (Automatic transaxle) 8. After starting the engine, let it idle for or the clutch pedal (Manual transaxle) is about ten seconds. depressed to start the engine, the engine NOTE may not start using these methods. Have l Whether the engine is cold or warm, it your vehicle inspected at an Authorized should be started without the use of the Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. If this accelerator. occurs, the engine can be force-started. l If the engine does not start the first time, Press and hold the push button start until refer to Starting a Flooded Engine under the engine starts. Other procedures Emergency Starting. If the engine still does necessary for starting the engine such as not start, have your vehicle inspected by an having the advanced key in the cabin, and Authorized Mazda Dealer (page 7-17). depressing the brake pedal (Automatic transaxle) or the clutch pedal (Manual Starting the engine using the auxiliary transaxle) are required. key l When the engine is force-started, the key If the engine cannot be started for reasons warning light (red) remains illuminated and such as the advanced key battery is dead, the key indicator light (green) does not the engine can be started using the illuminate. auxiliary key. 7. Press the push button start after both 1. Slide the auxiliary key out from the the KEY indicator light (green) in the bottom of the advanced key. instrument cluster and the push button start indicator light (green) illuminate. 2. Use the auxiliary key to remove the key slot cover. 3-15Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page92Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (92,1)Knowing Your MazdaAdvanced Keyless Entry and Start System3. Depress the clutch (manual transaxle) 2. (Manual transaxle) or brake pedal (automatic transaxle) Shift into neutral. until the ring around the key slot starts (Automatic transaxle) flashing. Shift the shift lever to the P position.4. Insert the auxiliary key into the slot 3. Press the push button start to turn off while it is flashing, but DO NOT the engine. TURN THE AUXILIARY KEY IN THE SLOT. CAUTION When leaving the vehicle, make sure the push button start is pressed to off. NOTE l When the push button start is pressed to off from ON, the KEY indicator light (green) flashes for approximately 30 seconds indicating that the remaining battery power of the advanced key is low. Replace with a new battery before the advanced key becomes unusable. Refer to Advanced Key Maintenance on CAUTION page 3-5. After inserting the auxiliary key, do l (Automatic transaxle) not attempt to turn it in the key slot. If the engine is turned off while the shift It could damage the vehicle or the lever is in a position other than P, the auxiliary key. ignition switches to ACC.5. Press the push button start to start the Emergency engine stop engine. WARNINGNOTEl Leave the auxiliary key in the key slot while Do not press (or touch) the push button the engine is running. start while the vehicle is moving:l When leaving the vehicle, remove the Pressing the push button start and auxiliary key from the key slot and the stopping the engine while the vehicle vehicle. is moving for any reason other thanl To switch the ignition position, insert the in an emergency is dangerous. auxiliary key into the key slot and press the Stopping the engine while the vehicle push button start without the brake is moving will result in reduced (automatic transaxle) or clutch pedal maneuverability and braking ability (manual transaxle) depressed. due to the loss of power steering and power braking, which could cause anTurning off the engine accident and serious injury.1. Stop the vehicle completely.3-16Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page93Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (93,1) Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System Continuously pressing the push button start while the engine is running and the Operation Using Advanced vehicle is stopped, or quickly pressing it Key Functions any number of times will turn the engine off immediately. qKeyless Entry System This system uses the more traditional keyless entry buttons to remotely lock and unlock the doors and the liftgate, and opens the trunk lid. It can also help you signal for attention. Press the buttons slowly and carefully. NOTE l The keyless entry system is designed to operate up to about 2.5 m (8 ft) from the center of the vehicle, but this may vary due to local conditions. l The system does not operate when the auxiliary key is in the key slot. l The keyless entry system is fully operational when the push button start is switched off. The system does not operate if the push button start is switched to any position other than off. l All doors and the liftgate cannot be locked by pressing the lock button while any door or the liftgate is open. The hazard warning lights will also not flash. l If the transmitter does not operate when pressing a button or the operational range becomes too small, the battery may be dead. To install a new battery, refer to Maintenance (page 3-5). 3-17Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page94Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (94,1)Knowing Your MazdaAdvanced Keyless Entry and Start SystemTransmitter NOTE l A beep sound can be heard for confirmationLock button Operation indicator light when the doors are locked using the advanced keyless transmitter. If you prefer, the beep sound can be turned off. The Unlock button volume of the beep sound can be changed. Refer to Personalization Features on page Trunk button (4 door) 10-12. l (Without theft-deterrent system) The hazard warning lights will flash once to indicate that all doors and the liftgate Panic button are locked. (With theft-deterrent system) The hazard warning lights flash when theThe operation indicator light flashes when theft deterrent system is armed.the buttons are pressed. The hazard warning lights do not flash if allLock button the doors and the liftgate are locked beforeTo lock the doors and the liftgate, press the theft-deterrent system is properlythe lock button. A beep sound will be armed.heard once and the hazard warning lights When the doors are locked by pressing thewill flash once. lock button on the transmitter while the theft-deterrent system is armed, the hazardTo confirm that all doors and the liftgate warning lights will flash once to indicatehave been locked, press the lock button that the system is armed.again within 5 seconds. If they are closed Refer to the theft-deterrent system on pageand locked, the horn will sound. 3-61.The system can be set not to sound the NOTEhorn. l All doors and the liftgate cannot be lockedRefer to Personalization Features on page when any door or the liftgate is open.10-12. l Confirm that all doors and the liftgate are locked visually or audibly by use of the double click. Unlock button To unlock the drivers door, press the unlock button. A beep will be heard twice and the hazard warning lights will flash twice. To unlock all doors and the liftgate, press the unlock button again within 3 seconds and two more beep sounds will be heard.3-18Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page95Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (95,1) Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System NOTE Trunk button (4 door) l A beep sound can be heard for confirmation To open the trunk, press and hold the when the doors are unlocked using the trunk button until the trunk lid opens. advanced keyless transmitter. If you prefer, the beep sound can be turned off. The Panic button volume of the beep sound can be changed. If you witness from a distance someone Refer to Personalization Features on page attempting to break into or damage your 10-12. vehicle, pressing the panic button will l The system can be set to unlock all doors by activate the vehicles alarm. performing a single operation. Refer to Personalization Features on page NOTE 10-12. The panic button will work whether any door l (Without theft-deterrent system) or the liftgate is open or closed. The hazard warning lights will flash twice to indicate that all doors and the liftgate (Turning on the alarm) are unlocked. Pressing the panic button for 1 second or (With theft-deterrent system) more will trigger the alarm for about 2 The hazard warning lights flash when the minutes and 30 seconds, and the theft deterrent system is turned off. following will occur: l The horn sounds intermittently. The hazard warning lights do not flash l The hazard warning lights flash. unless the theft deterrent system has been properly turned off. NOTE When the doors are unlocked by pressing However, if the driver is too close to the the unlock button on the transmitter while vehicle the panic button may not function. the theft-deterrent system is turned off, the hazard warning lights will flash twice to (Turning off the alarm) indicate that the system is turned off. The alarm stops by pressing any button on Refer to the theft-deterrent system on page the transmitter. 3-61. NOTE (Auto re-lock function) After unlocking with the transmitter, all doors and the liftgate will automatically lock if any of the following operations are not performed within about 30 seconds. If your vehicle has a theft-deterrent system, the hazard warning lights will flash for confirmation. l A door or the liftgate/trunk lid is opened. l The auxiliary key is inserted into the key slot. l The push button start is in any position except off position. 3-19Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page96Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (96,1)Knowing Your MazdaAdvanced Keyless Entry and Start SystemDeclaration of Conformity Keyless entry system3-20Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page97Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (97,1) Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System qAuxiliary Key Function Advanced Key Suspend Use the auxiliary key stored in the Function advanced key in the event of a dead transmitter battery or malfunction. If an advanced key is left in the vehicle, Removing the auxiliary key the functions of the advanced key left in the vehicle are temporarily suspended to Pull out the auxiliary key from the prevent theft of the vehicle. advanced key. The following are inoperable: l Starting the engine using the push button start. l Operating the request switches. To restore these functions, perform any one of the following: l Press the lock or unlock button on the advanced key which has had its functions temporarily suspended. l While carrying an advanced key which has had its functions temporarily suspended, lock the doors using the advanced keyless system. l (Manual transaxle) Locking, unlocking the doors When carrying another advanced key, The doors can be locked/unlocked using depress the clutch pedal until the KEY the auxiliary key, refer to Locking, indicator light (green) illuminates. Unlocking with Key (page 3-33). (Automatic transaxle) Starting the engine When carrying another advanced key, depress the brake pedal until the KEY The engine can be started with the indicator light (green) illuminates. auxiliary key, refer to Starting the engine (page 3-12). 3-21Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page98Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (98,1)Knowing Your MazdaAdvanced Keyless Entry and Start System qAdvanced Key Removed from Warning Lights and Beep Vehicle Warning Beep Sounds Under the following conditions, a beepqSystem Malfunction Warning Light sound will be heard and the KEY warning light (red) will flash continuously whenIf any malfunction occurs in the advanced the push button start has not beenkeyless function, the KEY warning light switched off to notify the driver that the(red) in the instrument cluster illuminates advanced key has been removed. Thecontinuously. KEY warning light (red) will stop flashing when the advanced key is back inside the CAUTION vehicle: l The push button start has not been If the KEY warning light (red) remains illuminated, do not continue to drive switched off, the drivers door is open, the vehicle with the advanced keyless and the advanced key is removed from function. Park the vehicle in a safe the vehicle. (A beep sound will be place and use the auxiliary key to heard three times.) continue driving the vehicle. Have the However the beep sound will be heard vehicle inspected at an Authorized continuously when the push button Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. start is switched to ACC and the door Refer to Starting the engine (page is open due to the activation of the 3-12). warning beep sound indicating that the push button start is not switched off.qIgnition Not Switched Off l The push button start has not been (STOP) Warning Beep switched off and all the doors are closed after removing the advancedIf the drivers door is opened while the key from the vehicle. (A beep soundignition is switched to ACC, a continuous will be heard six times. The volume ofbeep sound will be heard to notify the the beep sound can be changed.)driver that the ignition has not been Refer to Personalization Features onswitched off (STOP). Left in this page 10-12.condition, the keyless entry system willnot operate, the car cannot be locked, and NOTE Because the advanced key utilizes low-intensitythe battery power will be depleted. radio waves, the Advanced Key Removed From Vehicle Warning may activate if the advanced key is carried together with a metal object or it is placed in a poor signal reception area within the vehicle.3-22Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page99Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (99,1) Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System qRequest Switch Inoperable l The advanced key is placed in areas Warning Beep where it is difficult for the system to detect the signal (page 3-7). If the request switch for a front door is l A key from another manufacturer pressed under the following conditions similar to the advanced key is in the while the advanced key is being carried, a operational range. beep will be heard six times to indicate that the front doors cannot be locked. qAdvanced Key Left-in-luggage l A door is open (door ajar included). l The push button start has not been compartment/trunk Warning Beep switched to off. If the advanced key is left in the luggage/ l The auxiliary key is inserted into the trunk compartment with all doors locked key slot. and the liftgate/trunk lid closed, a beep sound is heard for about 10 seconds to qAdvanced Key Battery Dead remind the driver the advanced key has Warning been left in the luggage/trunk compartment. If this happens, open the When the push button start is pressed off liftgate/trunk lid by pressing the electric from ON, the KEY indicator light (green) liftgate/trunk lid opener and remove the flashes for approximately 30 seconds advanced key. An advanced key removed indicating that the remaining battery from the luggage compartment/trunk may power is low. Replace with a new battery not function because its functions may before the advanced key becomes have been temporarily suspended. To unusable. restore the advanced key function, Refer to Advanced Key Maintenance perform the applicable procedure (page (page 3-5). 3-21). NOTE The system can be set not to open the The advanced key can be set so that the KEY trunk. indicator light (green) does not flash even if Refer to Personalization Features on page the battery power is low. 10-12. Refer to Personalization Features on page 10-12. qEngine Start Not Permitted Warning Under the following conditions, the KEY warning light (red) flashes to inform the driver that the push button start will not switch to ACC even if it is switched from off. l The advanced key battery is dead. l The advanced key is not within operational range. 3-23Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page100Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (100,1)Knowing Your MazdaAdvanced Keyless Entry and Start SystemqAdvanced Key Left-in-vehicle Warning BeepIf an advanced key is left in the vehiclecabin and all the doors are locked using aseparate advanced key, a beep sound isheard for about 10 seconds to remind thedriver that the advanced key has been leftin the vehicle cabin. If this happens, thedoors lock but the functions of theadvanced key left in the vehicle cabinmay be temporarily suspended. Performthe following procedure to restore thefunctions of the advanced key (page3-21).The volume of the beep sound can bechanged.Refer to Personalization Features on page10-12.NOTEThe warning beep does not sound while thetrunk is open. The warning beep sounds afterthe trunk is closed.qAuxiliary Key Removed Warning BeepIf the auxiliary key is removed under thefollowing conditions while it is in use andin the ACC or ON position, the warningbeep sounds three times. l The advanced key is not in the vehicle. l The battery for the advanced key is dead.3-24Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page101Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (101,1) Knowing Your Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System When Warning Indicator/Beep is Activated Under the following conditions, warning beeps are heard and a warning/indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates to notify the driver of improper operation of the advanced key to prevent theft of the vehicle (page 3-22). Warning How to check When a door is open, a continuous beep sound will be Check whether the push button start has been switched heard. off. When a door is open, 3 beep sounds are heard, and the Check whether the advanced key has been removed KEY warning light (red) in the instrument cluster from the vehicle. flashes. When a door is closed, a beep sound is heard 6 times, Check whether the advanced key has been removed and the KEY warning light (red) in the instrument from the vehicle. cluster flashes. When locking the doors or closing the trunk/liftgate, the Check whether the advanced key has been left in the chime sounds for about ten seconds. vehicle or the trunk/liftgate. When attempting to lock the doors by pressing the Check whether the push button start has been switched request switch on the front doors, and six beep sounds off. are heard. Check whether a door is open. The advanced key battery power is low. Replace the When the KEY indicator light (green) flashes in the battery with a new one. instrument cluster. Refer to Advanced Key Maintenance on page 3-5. The advanced key is malfunctioning. Park the vehicle in When the KEY warning light (red) remains illuminated a safe place, and use the auxiliary key to continue in the instrument cluster. driving the vehicle. Have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. 3-25Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page102Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (102,1)Knowing Your MazdaDoors and Locks Without keyless entry system Keys WARNINGDo not leave the key in your vehiclewith children and keep them in a placewhere your children will not find orplay with them: Leaving children in a vehicle with the key is dangerous. This could result in Key code number plate someone being badly injured or even killed. Children may find these new kinds of keys to be an interesting toy to play with and could cause the A code number is stamped on the plate power windows or other controls to attached to the key set; detach this plate operate, or even make the vehicle and store it in a safe place (not in the move. vehicle) for use if you need to make aNOTE replacement key.l Refer to Immobilizer System (page 3-57) for NOTE information regarding keys and engine l Write down the code number and keep it in starting. a separate, safe and convenient place, butl (With theft-deterrent system) not in the vehicle. Refer to Theft-Deterrent System (page 3-61) If your key is lost, consult your Authorized for information regarding keys and the Mazda Dealer and have your code number prevention of vehicle and vehicle contents ready. theft. l Some types of key chains cannot be attached to the retractable type key. In thisThe keys operate all locks. case, use the key ring provided with theWith keyless entry system transmitter which has the key code number plate attached. Retractable type key Key code number plate Key ring3-26Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page103Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (103,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Key extend/retract method (Retractable type key) Keyless Entry System í To extend the key, press the release This system remotely locks and unlocks button. the doors and the liftgate, and opens the trunk lid. It can also help you signal for attention. Operating the theft-deterrent system with the keyless entry system transmitter is also possible on theft-deterrent system- equipped vehicles. Press the buttons slowly and carefully. CAUTION To avoid damage to the transmitter, do not: Ø Drop the transmitter. To retract the key, rotate it into the holder Ø Get the transmitter wet. while pressing the release button. Ø Disassemble the transmitter. Ø Expose the transmitter to any kind of magnetic field. Ø Expose the transmitter to high temperatures on places such as the dashboard or hood, under direct sunlight. NOTE l The keyless entry system is designed to operate up to about 2.5 m (8 ft) from the center of the vehicle, but this may vary due to local conditions. l The system does not operate when the key is in the ignition switch. l If the transmitter does not operate when pressing a button or the operation range becomes too small, the battery may be dead. To install a new battery, refer to Maintenance (page 3-31). l Additional transmitters can be obtained at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Up to 3 transmitters can be used with the keyless entry system per vehicle. Bring all transmitters to an Authorized Mazda Dealer when additional transmitters are required. í Some models. 3-27Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page104Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (104,1)Knowing Your MazdaDoors and LocksqTransmitter NOTE l Doors and the liftgate can be locked by5 door pressing the lock button while any other door or the liftgate is open. However, the Lock button hazard warning lights will not flash and the Unlock button horn will not sound. l (Without theft-deterrent system) The hazard warning lights will flash once to indicate that all doors and the liftgate are locked. (With theft-deterrent system) Operation The hazard warning lights flash when the indicator light theft deterrent system is armed. Panic button The hazard warning lights do not flash if all the doors and the liftgate are locked before4 door the theft-deterrent system is properly armed. When the doors are locked by pressing the Lock button lock button on the transmitter while the Unlock button theft-deterrent system is armed, the hazard Panic button warning lights will flash once to indicate that the system is armed. Refer to the theft-deterrent system on page 3-61. Operation l The hazard warning lights can be set to not indicator light flash when the doors are locked or Trunk button unlocked. Refer to Personalization Features on page 10-12.The operation indicator light flashes when l All doors and the liftgate cannot be lockedthe buttons are pressed. when the key is in the ignition switch.Lock button l Confirm that all doors and the liftgate are locked visually or audibly by use of theTo lock the doors and the liftgate, press double click.the lock button. Unlock buttonTo confirm that all doors and the liftgatehave been locked, press the lock button To unlock the drivers door, press theagain within 5 seconds. If they are closed unlock button.and locked, the horn will sound.The system can be set not to sound the To unlock all doors and the liftgate, presshorn. the unlock button again within 5 seconds.Refer to Personalization Features on page10-12.3-28Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page105Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (105,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks NOTE Panic button (Without theft-deterrent system) If you witness from a distance someone The hazard warning lights will flash twice to attempting to break into or damage your indicate that all doors and the liftgate are vehicle, pressing the panic button will unlocked. activate the vehicles alarm. (With theft-deterrent system) The hazard warning lights flash when the theft NOTE deterrent system is turned off. The panic button will work whether any door The hazard warning lights do not flash unless or the liftgate/trunk lid is open or closed. the theft deterrent system has been properly turned off. Turning on the alarm When the doors are unlocked by pressing the Pressing the panic button for 1 second or unlock button on the transmitter while the more will trigger the alarm for about 2 theft-deterrent system is turned off, the hazard minutes and 30 seconds, and the warning lights will flash twice to indicate that following will occur: the system is turned off. l The horn sounds intermittently. Refer to the theft-deterrent system on page l The hazard warning lights flash. 3-61. The system can be set to unlock all doors by Turning off the alarm performing a single operation. Press any button on the transmitter. Refer to Personalization Features on page 10-12. NOTE Auto re-lock function After unlocking with the transmitter, all doors and the liftgate will automatically lock if one of the doors or the liftgate/trunk lid is not opened within about 30 seconds. The time required for the doors to lock automatically can be changed. Refer to Personalization Features on page 10-12. Trunk button To open the trunk, press and hold the trunk button until the trunk lid opens. NOTE To open the trunk when the ignition is switched to a position other than off, use the remote release lever inside the vehicle (page 3-41). 3-29Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page106Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (106,1)Knowing Your MazdaDoors and LocksDeclaration of Conformity Keyless entry system3-30Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page107Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (107,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks qTransmitter Maintenance 2. Insert a screwdriver into the slot and push the tab to remove the key from If the buttons on the transmitter are the transmitter. inoperable and the operation indicator light does not flash, the battery may be dead. Tab Replace with a new battery before the transmitter becomes unusable. CAUTION Ø Install the battery with the positive pole ( ) facing down. Battery leakage could occur if it is not installed correctly. Ø When replacing the battery, be careful not to bend the electrical 3. Insert a screwdriver into the slot and terminals or get oil on them. Also gently pry open the transmitter. be careful not to get dirt in the transmitter as it could be damaged. Ø There is the danger of explosion if the battery is not correctly replaced. Ø Replace only with the same type battery (CR1620 or equivalent). Ø Dispose of used batteries according to the following instructions. Ø Insulate the plus and minus terminals of the battery using cellophane or equivalent tape. 4. Remove the battery. Ø Never disassemble. Ø Never throw the battery into fire and/or water. Ø Never deform or crush. Replacing the transmitter battery 1. Unfold the key (page 3-26). 3-31Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page108Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (108,1)Knowing Your MazdaDoors and Locks5. Put in the new battery (CR1620 or qService equivalent) with the positive pole ( ) facing down. If you have a problem with the keyless entry system, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. If your transmitter is lost or stolen, bring all remaining transmitters to an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible for a replacement and to make the lost or stolen transmitter inoperative. CAUTION Radio equipment like this is governed by laws in the United States.6. Align the front and back covers and Changes or modifications not snap the transmitter shut. expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void7. Align the key with the transmitter as the users authority to operate the shown in the figure, and insert the key equipment. until a click sound is heard. CAUTION Insert the key into the transmitter securely until a click sound is heard. If it is not inserted securely, it could detach from the transmitter.3-32Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page109Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (109,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Door Locks qLocking, Unlocking with Key The drivers door can be locked/unlocked WARNING with the key. Always take all children and pets with Turn the key toward the front to lock, you or leave a responsible person with toward the back to unlock. them: Leaving a child or a pet unattended in a parked vehicle is dangerous. In hot weather, temperatures inside a vehicle can become high enough to cause brain damage or even death. Unlock Lock Do not leave the key in your vehicle with children and keep them in a place where your children will not find or play with them: Leaving children in a vehicle with the key is dangerous. This could result in NOTE someone being badly injured or even If your vehicle is equipped with a front killed. passenger door key cylinder, the door can be Keep all doors locked when driving: locked/unlocked with the key. Unlocked doors in a moving vehicle are dangerous. Passengers can fall qLocking, Unlocking with Request out if a door is accidentally opened Switch (with Advanced Key) and can more easily be thrown out in an accident. The doors can be locked/unlocked by operating the request switch while Always close all the windows and the carrying the advanced key outside the moonroof, lock the doors and take the vehicle, refer to Operations Using key with you when leaving your vehicle Advanced Keyless Functions (page 3-7). unattended: Leaving your vehicle unlocked is qLocking, Unlocking with dangerous as children could lock Transmitter (with Advanced Key) themselves in a hot vehicle, or become trapped by climbing into the The doors can be locked/unlocked by trunk, which could result in death. operating the keyless entry system Also, a vehicle left unlocked becomes transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System an easy target for thieves and (page 3-17). intruders. 3-33Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page110Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (110,1)Knowing Your MazdaDoors and LocksqLocking, Unlocking with Transmitter To lock the front passenger door with the (with Retractable Type Key) door-lock knob from the outside, press the door-lock knob to the lock position andThe doors can be locked/unlocked by close the door.operating the keyless entry system This does not operate the other doortransmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System locks.(page 3-27). Door-lock knobqLocking, Unlocking with Door- Lock KnobTo lock any door from the inside, pressthe door-lock knob.To unlock, pull it outward.This does not operate the other doorlocks. NOTE l When locking the doors this way, be careful Lock not to leave the key inside the vehicle. l (With advanced key) The drivers door cannot be locked using the door-lock knob from the outside. l (Without advanced key) Unlock The drivers door cannot be locked using the door-lock knob from the outside if the key is in the ignition switch. qPower Door Locks í Vehicle lock-out prevention (With advanced key) The vehicle lock-out prevention feature prevents you from locking yourself out of the vehicle. All doors and the liftgate will automatically unlock if they are locked using the power door locks with any door or the liftgate open. í3-34 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page111Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (111,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks (Without advanced key) Locking, unlocking with door-lock The vehicle lock-out prevention feature switch prevents you from locking yourself out of All doors and the liftgate lock the vehicle. With the key in the ignition automatically when lock side is pressed. switch, all doors and the liftgate will They all unlock when unlock side is automatically unlock if they are locked pressed. using the power door locks with any door or the liftgate open. Locking, unlocking with key Unlock All doors and the liftgate lock automatically when any front door is locked with the key. All doors and the liftgate unlock when the drivers door is unlocked and the key is Lock held in the unlock position for one second or longer. Locking, unlocking with request switch (with advanced key) All doors and the liftgate can be locked/ Unlock unlocked by operating the request switch Lock on the front doors and the liftgate while carrying the advanced key outside the vehicle, refer to Operations Using Advanced Keyless Functions (page 3-7). Locking, unlocking with transmitter (with advanced key) NOTE l Holding the key in the unlocked position in All doors and the liftgate can be locked/ the drivers door lock for about a second unlocked by operating the keyless entry unlocks all doors and the liftgate. To unlock system transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry only the drivers door, insert the key into the System (page 3-17). drivers door lock and turn the key briefly Locking, unlocking with transmitter to the unlock position and then immediately (with retractable type key) return it to the center position. l The system can be set to unlock all doors by All doors and the liftgate can be locked/ performing a single operation. unlocked by operating the keyless entry Refer to Personalization Features on page system transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry 10-12. System (page 3-27). 3-35Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page112Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (112,1)Knowing Your MazdaDoors and LocksAuto lock/unlock function Settings can be changed using the following operation. WARNING Function FunctionDo not pull the inner handle on a front numberdoor: 1 The auto door-lock function is Pulling an inner handle on a front disabled. door while the vehicle is moving is All the doors and the liftgate lock dangerous. Passengers can fall out of 2 automatically when the vehicle speed is about 20 km/h (12 mph) or more. the vehicle if a front door accidentally All the doors and the liftgate lock opens, which could result in death or automatically when the vehicle speed serious injury. is about 20 km/h (12 mph) or more. 3 All the doors and the liftgate unlockl When the vehicle speed exceeds 20 when the ignition is switched from ON km/h (12 mph), all doors and the to ACC or Off. liftgate lock automatically. (Automatic transaxle vehicles only) l When the ignition is switched off, all When the ignition is switched ON and the shift lever is shifted from park (P) doors and the liftgate unlock 4 to any other gear position, all the automatically. doors and the liftgate lockThese functions can also be disabled so automatically.that they do not operate. (Automatic transaxle vehicles only) When the ignition is switched ON andNOTE the shift lever is shifted from park (P)Additional auto lock/unlock function to any other gear position, all the(Automatic transaxle) doors and the liftgate lock 5 automatically.A function setting is also available which When the shift lever is shifted to parkenable automatic locking and unlocking of (P) while the ignition is switched ON,doors and the liftgate when shifting gears. all the doors and the liftgate unlockRefer to Personalization Features on page automatically.10-12. 1. Stop the vehicle and close all the doors.Auto lock/unlock function setting 2. Switch the ignition ON.change using door-lock switch 3. Press and hold the lock side of theThe doors and the liftgate can set to lock drivers door-lock switch within 10or unlock automatically by selecting any seconds of switching the ignition ON,one of the functions from the following and make sure a beep sound is heardtable and using the drivers door-lock about eight seconds afterwards.switch on the interior to perform thesetting change as indicated in theprocedure which follows.3-36Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page113Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (113,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks 4. Referring to the auto lock/unlock qRear Door Child Safety Locks function setting table, determine the function number for the desired setting These locks are intended to help prevent and press the unlock side of the drivers children from accidentally opening the door-lock switch only in the amount of rear doors. Use them both whenever a the selected function number (Ex. If child rides in the vehicle. you select function 2, press the unlock side of the switch only 2 times). If you slide the child safety lock to the lock position before closing that door, the NOTE door cannot be opened from the inside. There are only a total of five auto lock/unlock The door can be opened only by pulling settings available for automatic transaxle the outside handle. vehicles, and three for manual transaxle vehicles. Be sure to press the unlock side of the drivers door-lock switch the correct number of Unlock times according to the selected function number. If the switch is mistakenly pressed six times on an automatic transaxle vehicle or Lock four times on a manual transaxle, the procedure will be invalidated. If this occurs, start the procedure from the beginning. 5. Three seconds after the function setting has been changed, a beep sound will beep in the amount of the selected function number. NOTE l The doors cannot be locked or unlocked while the setting function is being performed. l The procedure can be cancelled by pressing the lock side of the drivers door-lock switch. 3-37Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page114Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (114,1)Knowing Your MazdaDoors and Locks Liftgate (5 Door) qLocking, Unlocking with Transmitter (with Advanced Key) WARNING The liftgate can be locked/unlocked byNever allow a person to ride in the operating the keyless entry systemluggage compartment: transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System Allowing a person to ride in the (page 3-17). luggage compartment is dangerous. The person in the luggage qLocking, Unlocking with Transmitter compartment could be seriously (with Retractable Type Key) injured or killed during sudden braking or a collision. The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by operating the keyless entry systemDo not drive with the liftgate open: transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System Exhaust gas in the cabin of a vehicle (page 3-27). is dangerous. An open liftgate in a moving vehicle will cause exhaust qLocking, Unlocking with Door- gas to be drawn into the cabin. This Lock Knob gas contains CO (carbon monoxide), which is colorless, odorless, and The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by highly poisonous, and it can cause operating the drivers door-lock knob, loss of consciousness and death. refer to Power Door Locks (page 3-34). Moreover, an open liftgate could cause occupants to fall out in an qLocking, Unlocking with Door- accident. Lock Switch The liftgate can be locked/unlocked byqLocking, Unlocking with Key operating the door-lock switch, refer toThe liftgate can be locked/unlocked by Power Door Locks (page 3-34).inserting the key into the drivers door keycylinder, refer to Power Door Locks (page qOpening and Closing the Liftgate3-34). NOTE (With advanced key)qLocking, Unlocking with Request When using the advanced keyless function to Switch (with Advanced Key) open the liftgate, refer to Opening the liftgateThe liftgate can be locked/unlocked by (page 3-11).operating the request switch whilecarrying the advanced key outside thevehicle, refer to Operations UsingAdvanced Keyless Functions (page 3-7).3-38Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page115Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (115,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Opening the liftgate When the liftgate cannot be opened Grasp the lower end of the liftgate, press If the vehicle battery is dead or there is a the electric liftgate opener on the liftgate, malfunction in the electrical system and and then raise the liftgate when the latch the liftgate cannot be unlocked, perform releases. the following procedure as an emergency measure to unlock it: 1. Fold down the rear seatbacks. Refer to Split-Folding Rear Seatback on page 2-8. 2. Remove the cap on the interior surface of the liftgate with a flathead screwdriver. Electric liftgate opener Cap While the ignition is switched ON, the liftgate can be opened only when the vehicle is stopped with the parking brake applied (manual transaxle), or with the selector lever in the P position (automatic transaxle). NOTE l When the liftgate is unlocked by pressing the electric liftgate opener button, the 3. Turn the lever to the right to unlock the liftgate raises slightly to allow it to be liftgate. opened. If the liftgate is not operated for a certain period of time after the electric liftgate opener button has been pressed, the liftgate cannot be raised any more from its slightly raised position. Press the electric liftgate opener button again to fully open Lever the liftgate. To close the liftgate from its slightly raised position, open it first by pressing the electric liftgate opener button and waiting for 1 second or longer, then close it. l The sound of the latch may be heard for a few seconds after the electric liftgate After performing this emergency measure, opener has been pressed, however, this does have the vehicle inspected at an not indicate a malfunction. Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. 3-39Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page116Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (116,1)Knowing Your MazdaDoors and LocksClosing the liftgate Luggage compartment cover strapUse both hands to push the liftgate down The luggage compartment can beuntil the lock snaps shut. Do not slam it. accessed by opening the liftgate when thePull up on the liftgate to make sure it is straps are attached to the sides of thesecurely latched. liftgate.qLuggage Compartment WARNINGDo not place anything on top of thecover: Placing luggage or other cargo on top of the luggage compartment cover is dangerous. During sudden braking or a collision, the cargo Strap could become a projectile that could hit and injure someone. The vehicle has a light weight luggage Luggage compartment cover compartment cover to keep the This cover can be removed for more contents of your luggage area out of room. To do this, just unfasten the straps; sight; it will not retain heavy objects then lift and pull it out. that are not tied down in an accident such as a rollover. Tie down all heavy objects, whether luggage or cargo, using the tie down hooks.Make sure luggage and cargo issecured before driving: Not securing cargo while driving is dangerous as it could move or be crushed during sudden braking or a collision and cause injury. CAUTION Make sure the luggage compartment cover is firmly secured. If it is not firmly secured, it could unexpectedly disengage resulting in injury.3-40Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page117Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (117,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Trunk Lid (4 Door) qOpening and Closing the Trunk Lid WARNING WARNING Close the trunk lid, be sure the seat Never allow a person to ride in the backs are latched and do not allow trunk: children to play inside the vehicle: Allowing a person to ride in the trunk Leaving the trunk lid open or leaving is dangerous. In addition, the person children in the vehicle with the keys is in the trunk could be seriously dangerous. Children could open the injured or killed during sudden trunk lid and climb inside resulting in braking or a collision. possible injury or death from heat Keep the trunk closed when driving: exposure. Exhaust gas entering the cabin of a Always keep the car from being a vehicle through an open trunk is tempting place to play by latching the dangerous. This gas contains CO rear seats, doors and the trunk, and (carbon monoxide), which is keeping the keys where children can colorless, odorless, and highly not play with them: poisonous. If inhaled, it can cause Leaving children or animals loss of consciousness and death. unattended in a parked vehicle is dangerous. Babies left sleeping and children who lock themselves in cars or trunks can die very quickly from heat prostration. Do not leave your children or pets alone in a car at any time. Do not leave the car, the rear folding seats or the trunk unlocked. CAUTION For vehicles equipped with a rear spoiler, do not raise or lower the trunk lid using the spoiler. Otherwise, the rear spoiler and the trunk lid could be damaged. 3-41Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page118Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (118,1)Knowing Your MazdaDoors and LocksOpening the trunk lid with the key í Opening the trunk lid with the remoteInsert the key into the slot and turn it release leverclockwise. Pull up the release lever next to the drivers seat. Release lever OpenOpening the trunk lid with the electrictrunk lid opener (with advanced key) Closing the trunk lidThe trunk lid can be opened by operating Use both hands to push the trunk lid downthe request switch on the trunk lid while until the lock snaps shut. Do not slam it.carrying the advanced key outside the Pull up on the trunk lid to make sure it isvehicle, refer to Operations Using secure.Advanced Keyless Functions (page 3-7).Opening the trunk lid with the qTrunk Lighttransmitter (with advanced key) The trunk light is on when the lid is openThe trunk lid can be opened by operating and off when its closed.the keyless entry system transmitter, referto Keyless Entry System (page 3-17).Opening the trunk lid with thetransmitter (with retractable type key)The trunk lid can be opened by operatingthe keyless entry system transmitter, referto Keyless Entry System (page 3-27). NOTE To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not leave the trunk open for a long period when the engine is not running. í3-42 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page119Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (119,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks Inside Trunk Release Lever WARNING Your vehicle is equipped with an inside Close the trunk lid, be sure the seat trunk release lever that provides a means backs are latched and do not allow of escape for children and adults in the children to play inside the vehicle: event they become locked inside the Leaving the trunk lid open or leaving trunk. children in the vehicle with the keys is dangerous. Children could open the No matter how careful adults might be trunk lid and climb inside resulting in with keys and locking their cars, parents possible injury or death from heat should be aware that children may be exposure. tempted to play around vehicles and use Always keep the car from being a the trunk as a hiding place. tempting place to play by latching the rear seats, doors and the trunk, and Adults are advised to familiarize keeping the keys where children can themselves with the operation and not play with them: location of the inside trunk release lever Leaving children or animals so that all children can be told about it in unattended in a parked vehicle is an appropriate way, keeping in mind that dangerous. Babies left sleeping and most vehicles do not have such levers. children who lock themselves in cars or trunks can die very quickly from heat prostration. Do not leave your children or pets alone in a car at any time. Do not leave the car, the rear folding seats or the trunk unlocked. 3-43Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page120Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (120,1)Knowing Your MazdaDoors and LocksqOpening the Trunk Lid from the Power Windows Inside The ignition must be switched ON for theSlide the inside trunk release lever in the power windows to operate.direction of the arrow. The lever is madeof material that will glow for hours in thedarkness of the trunk following a brief WARNINGexposure to ambient light. Make sure the opening is clear before closing a window:The inside trunk release lever is located Closing power windows areon the inside of the trunk lid. dangerous. A persons hands, head, or even neck could be caught by the window and result in serious injury or even death. This warning applies especially to children. Always lock all passenger power windows with the power window lock switch on the drivers side while children are in the vehicle, and never allow children to play with power window switches: Leaving the power window switches unlocked while children are in the vehicle is dangerous. Power window switches that are not locked with the power window lock switch would allow children to operate power windows unintentionally which could result in serious injury if a childs hands, head or neck becomes caught by the window. CAUTION To prevent burning out the fuse and damaging the power window system, do not open or close more than three windows at once.3-44Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page121Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (121,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks qOperating the Drivers Side NOTE Power Window If the battery was disconnected during vehicle maintenance, or for other reasons such as a Manual opening/closing switch continues to be operated after the To open the window to the desired window is fully open/close, the window will not position, lightly hold down the switch. fully open and close automatically. Carry out To close the window to the desired the following procedure to resume operation: position, lightly pull up the switch. 1. Switch the ignition ON. Owner master control switches 2. Press the switch and fully open the window. Close 3. Pull up the switch to fully close the window and continue holding the switch for about 2 Open seconds after the window fully closes. Drivers window Jam-safe window If a persons hands, head or an object blocks the window during the auto- closing operation, the window will stop and open halfway. Auto-opening/closing WARNING To fully open the window automatically, Make sure nothing blocks the window press the switch completely down, then just before it reaches the fully closed release. The window will fully open position or while holding up the power automatically. window switch: To fully close the window automatically, Blocking the power window just pull the switch completely up, then before it reaches the fully closed release. The window will fully close position or while holding up the automatically. power window switch is dangerous. In this case, the jam-safe function To stop the window partway, pull or press cannot prevent the window from the switch in the opposite direction and closing all the way. If fingers are then release it. caught, serious injuries could occur. NOTE Depending on driving conditions, a closing power window could stop and start opening when the window feels a shock that is similar to something blocking it. In the event the jam-safe function activates and the power window cannot be closed automatically, pull and hold the switch and the window will close. 3-45Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page122Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (122,1)Knowing Your MazdaDoors and LocksEngine-off power window operation To open the window to the desiredThe power window can be operated for position, hold down the switch.about 45 seconds after the ignition is To close the window to the desiredswitched from ON to ACC or OFF with position, press the upper part of theall doors closed. If any door is opened, the switch.power window will be inoperable.NOTEFor engine-off operation of the power window, Closethe switch must be held up firmly throughoutwindow closure because the auto-closingfunction will be inoperable. OpenqOperating the Passenger Power WindowsThe power windows may be operatedwhen the power window lock switch onthe drivers door is in the unlocked qPower Window Lock Switchposition. With the lock switch in the unlockedThe passenger windows may be opened or position (button not depressed), all powerclosed by the power window master windows on each door can be operated.control switches on the drivers door. With the lock switch in the locked Owner master control switch position (button depressed), only the drivers side power window can be Drivers window operated. Left rear window Locked position Front passengers window Right rear window Unlocked position3-46Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page123Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (123,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks WARNING Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap Unless a passenger needs to operate a power window, keep the power window WARNING lock switch in the locked position: When removing the fuel-filler cap, Unintentional power window loosen the cap slightly and wait for any operation is dangerous. A persons hissing to stop. Then remove it: hands, head, or neck could be caught Fuel spray is dangerous. Fuel can by the window and result in serious burn skin and eyes and cause illness injury. if ingested. Fuel spray is released when there is pressure in the fuel tank and the fuel-filler cap is removed too quickly. Before refueling, stop the engine, and always keep sparks and flames away from the filler neck: Fuel vapor is dangerous. It could be ignited by sparks or flames causing serious burns and injuries. Additionally, use of the incorrect fuel- filler cap or not using a fuel-filler cap may result in fuel leak, which could result in serious burns or death in an accident. CAUTION Always use only a genuine Mazda fuel-filler cap or an approved equivalent, available at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The wrong cap can result in a serious malfunction of the fuel and emission control systems. It may also cause the check engine light in the instrument cluster to illuminate. 3-47Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page124Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (124,1)Knowing Your MazdaDoors and LocksqFuel-Filler Lid qFuel-Filler CapTo open, pull the remote fuel-filler lid To remove the fuel-filler cap, turn itrelease. counterclockwise.5 door To close the fuel-filler cap, turn it Remote fuel-filler clockwise until two or more clicks are lid release heard. Open Close4 door CAUTION If the check fuel cap warning light illuminates, the fuel-filler cap may Remote fuel-filler not be properly installed. If the lid release warning light illuminates, park your vehicle safely off the right-of-way, remove the fuel-filler cap and reinstall it correctly. After the cap has been correctly installed, the fuel cap warning light may continue to illuminate until a number of driving cycles have been completed. A drive cycle consists of starting the engine (after four or more hours with the engine off) and driving the vehicle on city and highway roads. Continuing to drive with the check fuel cap warning light illuminated could cause the check engine light to illuminate as well.3-48Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page125Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (125,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks NOTE The removed cap can be attached to the inner Hood side of the lid during refueling to prevent fuel on the cap from dripping onto the vehicle. WARNING Always check that the hood is closed and securely locked: A hood that is not closed and securely locked is dangerous as it could fly open while the vehicle is moving and block the drivers vision which could result in a serious accident. qOpening the Hood 1. With the vehicle parked, pull the release handle to unlock the hood. Release handle 2. Insert your hand into the hood opening and slide the hood latch lever to the right and lift the hood. 3-49Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page126Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (126,1)Knowing Your MazdaDoors and Locks3. Grasp the support rod in the padded area and secure it in the stay hole Moonroof í indicated by the arrow to hold the hood The moonroof can be opened or closed open. electrically only when the ignition is switched ON. Slide switch Pad Tilt switch Clip Support rodqClosing the Hood WARNING WARNING Do not let passengers stand up orDo not leave items in the engine extend part of their body through thecompartment: open moonroof while the vehicle is After you have finished checking or moving: doing servicing in the engine Extending the head, arms, or other compartment, do not forget and parts of the body through the leave items such as tools or rags in moonroof is dangerous. The head or the engine compartment. arms could hit something while the Tools or other items left in the engine vehicle is moving. This could cause compartment could cause engine serious injury or death. damage or a fire leading to an unexpected accident. Make sure the opening is clear before closing the moonroof:1. Check under the hood area to make A closing moonroof is dangerous. The certain all filler caps are in place and hands, head, or even neck of a all loose items (e.g. tools, oil person ―especially a child― could containers, etc.) have been removed. be caught in it as it closes, causing serious injury or even death.2. Insert the support rod in its clip while holding up the hood. Verify that the support rod is secured in the clip before closing the hood.3. Close the hood so that it locks securely. í3-50 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page127Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (127,1) Knowing Your Mazda Doors and Locks NOTE To close to the desired position, press the Before washing your Mazda, make sure the front of the slide switch or pull the tilt moonroof is completely closed so that water switch. does not get inside the cabin area. After washing your Mazda or after it rains, wipe the water off the moonroof before operating it to avoid water penetration which could cause Open rust and water damage to your headliner. qTilt Operation Tilt down The rear of the moonroof can be tilted (Close) open to provide more ventilation. Close To fully tilt automatically, momentarily press the tilt switch. To stop tilting partway, press any part of qPower Moonroof Re-set Procedure the tilt or slide switch. If the battery is disconnected, the To close to the desired position, press the moonroof may not operate correctly. The front of the slide switch or pull the tilt moonroof will not operate correctly until switch. it is re-set. Carry out the following procedure to re-set the moonroof and resume operation: 1. Switch the ignition ON. 2. Press the tilt switch while the rear of the moonroof tilts open to the fully open position. The moonroof then Tilt down closes a little. Close (Tilt down) NOTE Tilt up If the re-set procedure is performed while the moonroof is in the slide position (partially open) it closes before the rear tilts opens. qSlide Operation To fully open automatically, momentarily press the rear of the slide switch. To stop sliding partway, press any part of the tilt or slide switch. 3-51Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page128Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (128,1)Knowing Your MazdaDoors and LocksqSunshadeThe sunshade can be opened and closedby hand.The sunshade opens automatically whenthe moonroof is opened, but must beclosed by hand. Sunshade CAUTION Ø The sunshade does not tilt. To avoid damaging the sunshade, do not push up on it. Ø Do not close the sunshade while the moonroof is opening. Trying to force the sunshade closed could damage it.3-52Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page129Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (129,1) Knowing Your Mazda Security System Immobilizer System (with CAUTION Advanced Key) Do not allow the following when starting the engine with the auxiliary The immobilizer system allows the engine key due to an advanced key dead to start only with an advanced key the battery or other malfunction. system recognizes. Otherwise the signal from the auxiliary key will not be received If someone attempts to start the engine correctly and the engine may not with an unrecognized advanced key, the start. engine will not start, thereby helping to Ø A key ring rests on the key grip. prevent the theft of your vehicle. If you have a problem with the immobilizer system or the advanced key (including auxiliary key), consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. CAUTION Ø Radio equipment like this is Ø Metal parts of other keys or metal governed by laws in the United objects touch the auxiliary key States. grip. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate the equipment. Ø To avoid damage to the key, do not: Ø Drop the key. Ø Get the key wet. Ø Spare auxiliary keys or keys for Ø Expose the key to any kind of other vehicles equipped with an magnetic field. immobilizer system touch or come Ø Expose the key to high near the auxiliary key. temperatures on places such as the dashboard or hood, under direct sunlight. Ø Devices for electronic purchases, or security passage which touch or come near the auxiliary key. 3-53Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page130Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (130,1)Knowing Your MazdaSecurity SystemNOTEl The advanced keys (including auxiliary key) carry a unique electronic code. For this reason, and to assure your safety, obtaining a replacement advanced key (including auxiliary key) requires some waiting time. They are only available through an Authorized Mazda Dealer.l Always keep a spare advanced key in case one is lost. If an advanced key is lost, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.l If you lose an advanced key (including auxiliary key), an Authorized Mazda Dealer will reset the electronic codes of your remaining advanced keys (including auxiliary keys) and immobilizer system. Bring all the remaining advanced keys (including auxiliary keys) to an Authorized Mazda Dealer to reset. Starting the vehicle with a key that has not been reset is not possible.3-54Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page131Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (131,1) Knowing Your Mazda Security System Declaration of Conformity Immobilizer system 3-55Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page132Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (132,1)Knowing Your MazdaSecurity SystemqOperation NOTE l The engine may not start and the securityArming indicator light may illuminate or flash if theThe system is armed when the ignition is advanced key is placed in an area where itswitched from ON to ACC or OFF. The is difficult for the system to detect thesecurity indicator light in the instrument signal, such as on the dashboard, or in thecluster flashes every 2 seconds until the glove box. Move the advanced key tosystem is disarmed. another place, switch the ignition off, and then restart the engine. l Signals from a TV or radio station, or from a transceiver or a mobile telephone could interfere with your immobilizer system. If you are using the proper advanced key and the engine fails to start, check the security indicator light. If the indicator light is flashing, switch the ignition to ACC orDisarming switch the ignition off and wait for a while,The system is disarmed when the ignition then restart the engine. If it does not startis switched ON with the registered after 3 or more tries, contact an Authorizedadvanced key. Mazda Dealer.The security indicator light illuminates for l If the security indicator light flashesabout 3 seconds and goes out. continuously while you are driving, do not shut off the engine. Go to an AuthorizedIf the engine does not start with the Mazda Dealer and have it checked. If thecorrect advanced key, and the security engine is shut off while the indicator light isindicator light keeps illuminating or flashing, you will not be able to restart it.flashing, the system may have a l Since the electronic codes are reset whenmalfunction. Consult an Authorized repairing the immobilizer system, theMazda Dealer. advanced key (including auxiliary key) are needed. Bring all the advanced keys (including auxiliary keys) to an Authorized Mazda Dealer.3-56Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page133Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (133,1) Knowing Your Mazda Security System qModification and Add-On Equipment Immobilizer System (without Advanced Key) Mazda cannot guarantee the immobilizer systems operation if the system has been The immobilizer system allows the engine modified or if any add-on equipment has to start only with a key the system been installed. recognizes. CAUTION If someone attempts to start the engine To avoid damage to your vehicle, do with an unrecognized key, the engine will not modify the system or install any not start, thereby helping to prevent the add-on equipment to the immobilizer theft of your vehicle. system or the vehicle. If you have a problem with the immobilizer system or the key, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. CAUTION Ø Radio equipment like this is governed by laws in the United States. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate the equipment. Ø To avoid damage to the key, do not: Ø Drop the key. Ø Get the key wet. Ø Expose the key to any kind of magnetic field. Ø Expose the key to high temperatures on places such as the dashboard or hood, under direct sunlight. 3-57Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page134Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (134,1)Knowing Your MazdaSecurity System NOTE CAUTION l The keys carry a unique electronic code. When starting the engine do not For this reason, and to assure your safety, allow the following, as the engine obtaining a replacement key requires some may not start due to the electronic waiting time. They are only available signal from the ignition key not being through an Authorized Mazda Dealer. transmitted correctly. l Always keep a spare key, in case one is lost. Ø A key ring rests on the key grip. If a key is lost, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. l If you lose a key, an Authorized Mazda Dealer will reset the electronic codes of your remaining keys and immobilizer system. Bring all the remaining keys to an Authorized Mazda Dealer to reset. Starting the vehicle with a key that has not been reset is not possible. Ø Metal parts of other keys or metal objects touch the key grip. Ø Spare keys or keys for other vehicles equipped with an immobilizer system touch or come near the key grip. Ø Devices for electronic purchases, or security passage which touch or come near the key.3-58Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page135Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (135,1) Knowing Your Mazda Security System Declaration of Conformity Immobilizer system 3-59Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page136Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (136,1)Knowing Your MazdaSecurity SystemqOperation NOTE l If the security indicator light illuminatesArming and stays on or flashes when the ignition isThe system is armed when the ignition is switched ON, the engine will not start.switched from ON to ACC or OFF. l Signals from a TV or radio station, or fromThe security indicator light in the a transceiver or a mobile telephone, couldinstrument cluster flashes every two interfere with your immobilizer system. Ifseconds until the system is disarmed. you are using the proper key and your engine fails to start, check the security indicator light. If it is flashing, remove the ignition key and wait 2 seconds or more, then reinsert it and try starting the engine again. If it does not start after 3 or more tries, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer. l If the security indicator light flashes continuously while you are driving, do notDisarming shut off the engine. Go to an AuthorizedThe system is disarmed when the ignition Mazda Dealer and have it checked. If youis switched ON with the correct ignition shut off the engine while the light iskey. flashing you will not be able to restart it.The security indicator light illuminates for l Since the electronic codes are reset whenabout three seconds and goes out. repairing the immobilizer system, the keys are needed. Bring all the existing keys to anIf the engine does not start with the Authorized Mazda Dealer.correct ignition key, and the securityindicator light keeps illuminating or qModification and Add-Onflashing, the system may have a Equipmentmalfunction. Consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer. Mazda cannot guarantee the immobilizer systems operation if the system has been modified or if any add-on equipment has been installed. CAUTION To avoid damage to your vehicle, do not modify the system or install any add-on equipment to the immobilizer system or the vehicle.3-60Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page137Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (137,1) Knowing Your Mazda Security System l (Without advanced key) Theft-Deterrent System í Switching the ignition ON without the If the theft deterrent system detects an key. inappropriate entry into the vehicle, which (With advanced key) could result in the vehicle or its contents Switching the ignition ON without being stolen, the alarm alerts the using the push button start. l Opening the trunk lid by operating the surrounding area of an abnormality by sounding the horn and flashing the hazard trunk lid release lever. warning lights. If the system is triggered again, the lights Refer to Operation on page 3-61. and horn will activate until a door or the liftgate is unlocked or the trunk lid is NOTE opened with the key or with the l The theft-deterrent system operates with the transmitter. key or the keyless entry system transmitter. (With advanced key) l (With advanced key) The lights and horn can also be The theft-deterrent system can also be deactivated by pressing the request switch operated using the advanced keyless on a door. function. The system operates only when the driver is NOTE in the vehicle or within operational range If the battery goes dead while the theft- while the advanced key is being carried. deterrent system is armed, the horn will l The system will not function unless it is activate and the hazard warning lights will properly armed. To properly secure the flash when the battery is charged or replaced. vehicle, always make sure all windows are completely closed and all doors and the qHow to Arm the System trunk lid/liftgate are locked before leaving 1. Close the windows and the moonroof í the vehicle. Remember to take your key and securely. transmitter. 2. Remove the key from the ignition qOperation switch. (With advanced key) System triggering conditions Press the push button start to off The horn sounds intermittently and the position, if the auxiliary key is inserted hazard warning lights flash for about 30 in the key slot, remove it. seconds when the system is triggered by any one of the following: l Forcing open a door, the hood or the trunk lid/liftgate. l Unlocking a door with the inside door- lock knob. l Unlocking a door with the door lock switch. l Opening the hood by operating the hood release handle. í Some models. 3-61Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page138Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (138,1)Knowing Your MazdaSecurity System3. Make sure all windows, the NOTE moonroof í, the hood and the trunk lid l Auto re-lock function are closed. Close and lock all doors and After unlocking with the transmitter or the the liftgate from the outside using the request switch, all doors and the liftgate key. If you have the keyless entry will automatically lock if any of the system, press the lock button on the following operations are not performed transmitter. within about 30 seconds. The hazard warning lights will flash l A door or the liftgate/trunk lid is opened. once. l The auxiliary key inserted into the key The following method will also arm the slot (with advanced key). theft-deterrent system: l The key is inserted in the ignition switch. (With advanced key) l The push button start is in any position Press a request switch on the doors or except off (with advanced key). the lock button on the transmitter. l The ignition is switched ON. (Without advanced key) l The system will disarm if one of the Close the hood and the liftgate/trunk following operations takes place within 20 lid. Press the area on the door-lock seconds after closing the trunk lid/hood and switch marked “ ” once. Close all locking all the doors and the liftgate: doors. l Pressing the unlock button on the transmitter. The security indicator light in the l Any door or the liftgate/trunk lid is instrument panel flashes twice per opened. second for 20 seconds. l Unlocking a door with the inside door- lock knob. l Unlocking a door with the door lock switch. l Unlocking the drivers door with the key. l The hood is opened. l The key is inserted in the ignition switch. l The auxiliary key inserted into the keyThe theft deterrent system can also be slot (With advanced key).armed by activating the auto re-lock l The push button start is pressed or afunction with all the doors, the liftgate/ door is unlocked using a request switchtrunk lid and the hood closed. on the front doors (With advanced key). l The ignition is switched ON.NOTE To rearm the system, do the armingLocking the doors with the inside door-lock procedure again.knob will not arm the system. l When the doors are locked by pressing the4. After 20 seconds, the system is fully lock button on the transmitter or request armed. switch on the front doors or using the key while the theft-deterrent system is armed, the hazard warning lights will flash once to indicate that the system is armed. í3-62 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page139Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (139,1) Knowing Your Mazda Security System l The method for setting the theft-deterrent l (With advanced key) system can be changed. l Press a request switch on the doors. Refer to Personalization Features on page l Press the electric liftgate/trunk lid 10-12. opener. l Press the unlock button or press and qTo Turn Off an Armed System hold the trunk button on the transmitter. An armed system can be turned off by any l The engine is started with the push one of the following methods: button start. l Unlock a door with the key. l Press the unlock button on the keyless NOTE entry system transmitter. If you have any problem with the theft- l The ignition is switched ON. deterrent system, consult an Authorized Mazda l (With advanced key) Dealer. Press a request switch on the doors or the unlock button on the transmitter. qTheft-Deterrent Labels The hazard warning lights will flash twice to indicate that the system is turned off. NOTE When the doors are unlocked by pressing the unlock button on the transmitter or request switch on the front doors or using the key while the theft-deterrent system is turned off, the hazard warning lights will flash twice to indicate that the system is turned off. qTo Stop the Alarm A label indicating that your vehicle is A triggered alarm can be turned off by equipped with a Theft-Deterrent System is any one of the following methods: in the glove compartment. l Unlock a door with the key. l Press the unlock button or press and Mazda recommends that you affix it to the hold the trunk button on the keyless lower rear corner of a front door window. entry system transmitter. l The engine is started with the ignition key. 3-63Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page140Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (140,1)Knowing Your MazdaSteering Wheel and Mirrors Steering Wheel Mirrors WARNING qOutside MirrorsNever adjust the steering wheel while Check the mirror angles before driving.the vehicle is moving: Adjusting the steering wheel while Mirror type the vehicle is moving is dangerous. Flat type (drivers side) Moving it can very easily cause the Flat surface mirror. driver to abruptly turn to the left or Convex type (front passenger side) right. This can lead to loss of control The mirror has single curvature on its or an accident. surface.qSteering Wheel Adjustment WARNINGTo change the angle or length of the Be sure to look over your shouldersteering wheel: before changing lanes: Changing lanes without taking into1. Stop the vehicle, pull up the lock account the actual distance of the release lever under the steering vehicle in the convex mirror is column. dangerous. You could have a serious accident. What you see in the convex mirror is closer than it appears. Power mirror The ignition must be switched to ACC or ON. To adjust: 1. Press the left or right side of the selector switch to choose the left or Lock release lever right side mirror.2. Tilt the steering wheel and/or adjust the steering column length to the desired positions, push the lever down to lock the column.3. Push the wheel up and down to be certain its locked before driving.3-64Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page141Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (141,1) Knowing Your Mazda Steering Wheel and Mirrors 2. Depress the mirror switch in the qRearview Mirror appropriate direction. WARNING Mirror switch Do not stack cargo or objects higher than the seatbacks: Cargo stacked higher than the seatbacks is dangerous. It can block Selector switch your view in the rearview mirror, which might cause you to hit another car when changing lanes. Rearview mirror adjustment Before driving, adjust the rearview mirror to center on the scene through the rear After adjusting the mirror, lock the control window. by placing the selector switch in the Manual day/night mirror center position. Folding the mirror Fold the outside mirror rearward until it is flush with the vehicle. Auto-dimming mirror WARNING Always return the outside mirrors to the driving position before you start driving: Driving with the outside mirrors folded in is dangerous. Your rear view will be restricted, and you could have an accident. 3-65Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page142Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (142,1)Knowing Your MazdaSteering Wheel and MirrorsNOTE Press the ON/OFF button ( ) to cancelFor the manual day/night mirror, perform the the automatic dimming function. Theadjustment with the day/night lever in the day indicator light will turn off.position. To reactivate the automatic dimming function, press the ON/OFF button ( ).Reducing glare from headlights The indicator light will illuminate.Manual day/night mirrorPush the day/night lever forward for daydriving. Pull it back to reduce glare ofheadlights from cars at the rear. Day/Night lever Indicator light ON/OFF button Day NightAuto-dimming mirrorThe auto-dimming mirror automaticallyreduces glare of headlights from cars atthe rear when the ignition is switched ON.3-66Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page143Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (143,1) Knowing Your Mazda Steering Wheel and Mirrors NOTE l Do not use glass cleaner or suspend objects on or around the light sensor. Otherwise, light sensor sensitivity will be affected and may not operate normally. Light sensor Light sensor l The auto-dimmer function is canceled when the ignition is switched ON and the shift lever/selector lever is in reverse (R). 3-67Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page144Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (144,1)3-68Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page145Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (145,1) 4 Before Driving Your Mazda Important information about driving your Mazda. Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions ........................................ 4-2 Fuel Requirements .................................................................... 4-2 Emission Control System .......................................................... 4-4 Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide) ......................................... 4-5 Before Starting the Engine ........................................................... 4-6 Before Getting In ...................................................................... 4-6 After Getting In ......................................................................... 4-6 Driving Tips ................................................................................... 4-7 Break-In Period ......................................................................... 4-7 Money-Saving Suggestions ...................................................... 4-7 Hazardous Driving .................................................................... 4-8 Floor Mat .................................................................................. 4-8 Rocking the Vehicle .................................................................. 4-9 Winter Driving .......................................................................... 4-9 Driving In Flooded Area ......................................................... 4-11 Overloading ............................................................................ 4-12 Driving on Uneven Road ........................................................ 4-13 Turbocharger Information í .................................................... 4-14 Towing ......................................................................................... 4-15 Trailer Towing ......................................................................... 4-15 í Some models. 4-1Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page146Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (146,1)Before Driving Your MazdaFuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions Fuel RequirementsVehicles with catalytic converters or oxygen sensors must use ONLY UNLEADED FUEL,which will reduce exhaust emissions and keep spark plug fouling to a minimum.2.3-liter turbocharged engineYour Mazda will perform best with fuel listed in the table. Fuel Octane Rating* (Anti-knock index) Premium unleaded fuel 91 [ (R M)/2 method] or above (96 RON or above)* U.S. federal law requires that octane ratings be posted on gasoline station pumps.This vehicle is designed for and requires use of premium unleaded fuel. If 91 octane fuel [(R M)/2 method] (96RON) is not available, gasoline as low as 87 octane [ (R M)/2method] (91RON) can be used temporarily for emergency purposes. Use of gasoline lowerthan 91 octane [ (R M)/2 method] (96RON) can decrease performance during its use.Refueling the vehicle with the correct octane fuel a couple of times will restore vehicleperformance.2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engineYour Mazda will perform best with fuel listed in the table. Fuel Octane Rating* (Anti-knock index) Regular unleaded fuel 87 [ (R M)/2 method] or above (91 RON or above)* U.S. federal law requires that octane ratings be posted on gasoline station pumps.Fuel with a rating lower than 87 octane (91 RON) could cause the emission control systemto lose effectiveness. It could also cause engine knocking and serious engine damage. CAUTION Ø USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL. Leaded fuel is harmful to the catalytic converter and oxygen sensors and will lead to deterioration of the emission control system and or failures. Ø Your vehicle can only use oxygenated fuels containing no more than 10 % ethanol by volume. Damage to your vehicle may occur when ethanol exceeds this recommendation, or if the gasoline contains any methanol. Stop using gasohol of any kind if your vehicle engine is performing poorly. Ø Never add fuel system additives. Never add cleaning agents other than those specified by Mazda. Other cleaning agents and additives may damage the system. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.Gasoline blended with oxygenates such as alcohol or ether compounds are generallyreferred to as oxygenated fuels. The common gasoline blend that can be used with yourvehicle is ethanol blended at no more than 10 %. Gasoline containing alcohol, such asethanol or methanol, may be marketed under the name “Gasohol”.4-2Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page147Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (147,1) Before Driving Your Mazda Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions Vehicle damage and drivability problems resulting from the use of the following may not be covered by the Mazda warranty. l Gasohol containing more than 10 % ethanol. l Gasoline or gasohol containing methanol. l Leaded fuel or leaded gasohol. 4-3Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page148Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (148,1)Before Driving Your MazdaFuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions Emission Control SystemYour vehicle is equipped with an emission control system (the catalytic converter is part ofthis system) that enables your vehicle to comply with existing exhaust emissionsrequirements. WARNINGNever park over or near anything flammable: Parking over or near anything flammable, such as dry grass, is dangerous. Even with the engine turned off, the exhaust system remains very hot after normal use and could ignite anything flammable. A resulting fire could cause serious injury or death. CAUTION Ignoring the following precautions could cause lead to accumulate on the catalyst inside the converter or cause the converter to get very hot. Either condition will damage the converter and cause poor performance. Ø USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL. Ø Do not drive your Mazda with any sign of engine malfunction. Ø Do not coast with the ignition switched off. Ø Do not descend steep grades in gear with the ignition switched off. Ø Do not operate the engine at high idle for more than 5 minutes. Ø Do not tamper with the emission control system. All inspections and adjustments must be made by a qualified technician. Ø Do not push-start or pull-start your vehicle.NOTEUnder U.S. federal law, any modification to the original-equipment emission control system beforethe first sale and registration of a vehicle is subject to penalties. In some states, such modificationmade on a used vehicle is also subject to penalties.NOTEWhile the engine is off, the sound of a valve opening and closing can be heard at the rear of the rightside of the vehicle, however this does not indicate an abnormality. Your vehicle has a self-checkingdevice and it operates while the engine is off.4-4Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page149Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (149,1) Before Driving Your Mazda Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide) WARNING Do not drive your vehicle if you smell exhaust gas inside the vehicle: Engine exhaust gas is dangerous. This gas contains carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless, odorless, and poisonous. When inhaled, it can cause loss of consciousness and death. If you smell exhaust gas inside your vehicle, keep all windows fully open and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer immediately. Do not run the engine when inside an enclosed area: Running the engine inside an enclosed area, such as a garage, is dangerous. Exhaust gas, which contains poisonous carbon monoxide, could easily enter the cabin. Loss of consciousness or even death could occur. Open the windows or adjust the heating or cooling system to draw fresh air when idling the engine: Exhaust gas is dangerous. When your vehicle is stopped with the windows closed and the engine running for a long time even in an open area, exhaust gas, which contains poisonous carbon monoxide, could enter the cabin. Loss of consciousness or even death could occur. Clear snow from underneath and around your vehicle, particularly the tail pipe, before starting the engine: Running the engine when a vehicle is stopped in deep snow is dangerous. The exhaust pipe could be blocked by the snow, allowing exhaust gas to enter the cabin. Because exhaust gas contains poisonous carbon monoxide, it could cause loss of consciousness or even death to occupants in the cabin. 4-5Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page150Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (150,1)Before Driving Your MazdaBefore Starting the Engine Before Getting In After Getting Inl Be sure the windows, outside mirrors, l Are all doors closed and locked? and outside lights are clean. l Is the seat adjusted properly?l Inspect inflation pressures and l Are the inside and outside mirrors condition of tires. adjusted?l Look under the vehicle for any sign of l Is the steering wheel adjusted properly? fluid leaks. l Is everyones seat belt fastened?l If you plan to back up, make sure l Check all gauges. nothing is in your way. l Check all warning lights when the ignition is switched ON.NOTE l Release the parking brake and makeEngine oil, engine coolant, brake/clutch fluid, sure the brake warning light goes off.washer fluid, and other fluid levels should be Always be thoroughly familiar with yourinspected. See Maintenance, Section 8. Mazda.4-6Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page151Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (151,1) Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips Break-In Period Money-Saving Suggestions No special break-in is necessary, but a few How you operate your Mazda determines precautions in the first 1,000 km (600 how far it will travel on a tank of fuel. Use miles) may add to the performance, these suggestions to help save money on economy, and life of your Mazda. fuel and repairs. l Do not race the engine. l Avoid long warm-ups. Once the engine l Do not maintain one constant speed, runs smoothly, begin driving. either slow or fast, for a long period of l Avoid fast starts. time. l Keep the engine tuned. Follow the l Do not drive constantly at full-throttle maintenance schedule (page 8-3) and or high engine rpm for extended have an Authorized Mazda Dealer periods of time. perform inspections and servicing. l Avoid unnecessary hard stops. l Use the air conditioner only when l Avoid full-throttle starts. necessary. l Slow down on rough roads. l Keep the tires properly inflated. l Do not carry unnecessary weight. l Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal while driving. l Keep the wheels in correct alignment. l Keep windows closed at high speeds. l Slow down when driving in crosswinds and headwinds. WARNING Never stop the engine when going down a hill: Stopping the engine when going down a hill is dangerous. This causes the loss of power steering and power brake control, and may cause damage to the drivetrain. Any loss of steering or braking control could cause an accident. 4-7Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page152Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (152,1)Before Driving Your MazdaDriving Tips Hazardous Driving Floor Mat WARNING WARNINGBe extremely careful if it is necessary to Make sure the floor mats are hookeddownshift on slippery surfaces: on the retention pins to prevent them Downshifting into lower gear while from bunching up under the foot driving on slippery surfaces is pedals: dangerous. The sudden change in tire Using a floor mat that is not secured speed could cause the tires to skid. is dangerous as it will interfere with This could lead to loss of vehicle the accelerator and brake pedal control and an accident. operation, which could result in an accident.Do not rely on ABS as a substitute forsafe driving: Do not install two floor mats, one on The ABS cannot compensate for top of the other, on the drivers side: unsafe and reckless driving, excessive Installing two floor mats, one on top speed, tailgating (following another of the other, on the drivers side is vehicle too closely), driving on ice and dangerous as the retention pins can snow, and hydroplaning (reduced tire only keep one floor mat from sliding friction and road contact because of forward. water on the road surface). You can In using a heavy duty floor mat for still have an accident. winter use always remove the original floor mat.When driving on ice or in water, snow, Loose floor mat(s) will interfere withmud, sand, or similar hazards: the foot pedal and could result in anl Be cautious and allow extra distance accident. for braking.l Avoid sudden braking and sudden maneuvering.l Do not pump the brakes. Continue to press down on the brake pedal. Refer to Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) on page 5-8.l If you get stuck, select a lower gear and accelerate slowly. Do not spin the front wheels.l For more traction in starting on slippery surfaces such as ice or packed snow, use sand, rock salt, chains, carpeting, or other nonslip material When setting a floor mat, position the under the front wheels. floor mat so that its eyelets are inserted over the pointed end of the retentionNOTE posts.Use snow chains only on the front wheels.4-8Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page153Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (153,1) Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips Rocking the Vehicle Winter Driving WARNING l Carry emergency gear, including tire chains, window scraper, flares, a small Do not spin the wheels at more than 56 shovel, jumper cables, and a small bag km/h (35 mph), and do not allow of sand or salt. anyone to stand behind a wheel when Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer to pushing the vehicle: perform the following precautions: When the vehicle is stuck, spinning l Have the proper ratio of antifreeze in the wheels at high speed is the radiator. dangerous. The spinning tire could Refer to Engine Coolant on page 8-21. overheat and explode. This could l Inspect the battery and its cables. Cold cause serious injuries. reduces battery capacity. l Use only cold-weather engine oil (page CAUTION 8-18). l Inspect the ignition system for damage Too much rocking may cause engine overheating, transaxle failure, and and loose connections. l Use washer fluid made with tire damage. antifreeze―but do not use engine If you must rock the vehicle to free it from coolant antifreeze for washer fluid snow, sand or mud, depress the (page 8-26). l Do not use the parking brake in accelerator slightly and slowly move the shift lever from 1 (D) to R. freezing weather as it may freeze. Instead, shift to P with an automatic transaxle and to 1 or R with a manual transaxle. Block the rear wheels. l Do not apply excessive force to a window scraper when removing ice or frozen snow on the mirror glass and windshield. l Never use warm or hot water for removing snow or ice from windows and mirrors as it could result in the glass cracking. l Braking performance can be adversely affected if snow or ice adheres to the brake equipment. If this situation occurs, drive the vehicle slowly, releasing the accelerator pedal and lightly applying the brakes several times until the brake performance returns to normal. 4-9Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page154Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (154,1)Before Driving Your MazdaDriving TipsqSnow Tires qTire ChainsUse snow tires on all four wheels Check local regulations before using tireDo not go faster than 120 km/h (75 mph) chains.while driving with snow tires. Inflatesnow tires 30 kPa (0.3 kgf/cm2, 4.3 psi) CAUTIONmore than recommended on the tire Ø Chains may affect handling.pressure label (drivers door frame), but Ø Do not go faster than 50 km/h (30never more than the maximum cold-tire mph) or the chain manufacturerspressure shown on the tires. recommended limit, whichever isYour vehicle is originally equipped with lower.all season radials designed to be used all Ø Drive carefully and avoid bumps,year around. In some extreme climates holes, and sharp turns.you may find it necessary to replace them Ø Avoid locked-wheel braking.with snow tires during the winter months Ø Do not use chains on a temporaryto further improve traction on snow and spare tire; it may result in damageice covered roads. to the vehicle and to the tire. Ø Do not use chains on roads that WARNING are free of snow or ice. The tiresUse only the same size and type tires and chains could be damaged.(snow, radial, or non-radial) on all four Ø Chains may scratch or chipwheels: aluminum wheels. Using tires different in size or type is dangerous. Your vehicles handling NOTE l Use of tire chains on a vehicle equipped could be greatly affected and result with P225/40R18 specification tires could in an accident. cause interference with the vehicle body and scratching. If tire chains are to be used, CAUTION replace both front and rear tires with P Check local regulations before using 205/50R17 tires. Please consult an studded tires. Authorized Mazda Dealer. l If your vehicle is equipped with the tireNOTE pressure monitoring system, the system mayIf your vehicle is equipped with the tire not function correctly when using tirepressure monitoring system, the system may chains.not function correctly when using tires withsteel wire reinforcement in the sidewalls (page Install the chains on the front tires.5-34). Do not use chains on the rear tires. Please consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Installing the chains 1. Remove the wheel covers, or the chain bands will scratch them.4-10Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page155Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (155,1) Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips 2. Secure the chains on the front tires as tightly as possible. Always follow the Driving In Flooded Area chain manufacturers instructions. WARNING 3. Retighten the chains after driving 1/2 Dry wet brakes by driving very slowly ―1 km (1/4―1/2 mile). and applying the brakes lightly until 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. CAUTION Do not drive the vehicle on flooded roads as it could cause short circuiting of electrical/electronic parts, or engine damage or stalling from water absorption. If the vehicle has been immersed in water, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 4-11Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page156Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (156,1)Before Driving Your MazdaDriving Tips Overloading WARNINGBe careful not to overload your vehicle: The gross axle weight rating (GAWR) and the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of your vehicle are on the Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Label on the drivers door frame. Exceeding these ratings can cause an accident or vehicle damage. You can estimate the weight of your load by weighing the items (or people) before putting them in the vehicle.4-12Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page157Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (157,1) Before Driving Your Mazda Driving Tips Driving on Uneven Road Your vehicles suspension and underbody can be damaged if driven on rough/uneven roads or over speed bumps at excessive speeds. Use care and reduce speed when traveling on rough/uneven roads or over speed bumps. Use care not to damage the vehicles underbody, bumpers or muffler(s) when driving under the following conditions: l Ascending or descending a slope with a sharp transition angle l Ascending or descending a driveway or trailer ramp with a sharp transition angle Your vehicle is equipped with low profile tires allowing class-leading performance and handling. As a result, the sidewall of the tires are very thin and the tires and wheels can be damaged if driven through potholes or on rough/uneven roads at excessive speeds. Use care and reduce speed when traveling on rough/uneven roads or through potholes. 4-13Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page158Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (158,1)Before Driving Your MazdaDriving Tips Turbocharger Information íThe turbocharger greatly enhances engine power. Its advanced design provides improvedoperation and requires minimum additional maintenance. To get maximum performancefrom your turbocharged engine, take note of the following tips: l The turbocharged engine is designed for optimal operation with premium unleaded gasoline (page 4-2). Do not use fuel with a lower octane rating. Extra fuel additives are NOT recommended. l Change the engine oil and filter using the turbo engine interval outlined in the maintenance schedule (for your driving condition). l Use only the recommended engine oil (page 8-18). Extra oil additives are NOT recommended. l After driving at freeway speeds or up a long hill, idle the engine at least 30 seconds to cool the turbo before turning off the engine. Avoid simply shutting the engine off abruptly after a hard or long drive. Damage to the turbocharger may result. l Do not race or over-rev the engine when starting. This should not be done with ANY engine, especially not with one thats turbocharged. l Do not add any aftermarket devices to alter the engines ignition timing, fuel delivery, or turbo boost pressure. This may lead to serious engine damage and may void your warranty. í4-14 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page159Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (159,1) Before Driving Your Mazda Towing Trailer Towing The Mazda3 is not designed for towing. Never tow a trailer with your Mazda3. 4-15Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page160Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (160,1)4-16Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page161Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (161,1) 5 Driving Your Mazda Explanation of instruments and controls. Starting and Driving ..................................................................... 5-2 Ignition Switch .......................................................................... 5-2 Starting the Engine .................................................................... 5-4 Turning Off the Engine ............................................................. 5-5 Brake System ............................................................................ 5-5 Manual Transaxle Operation ................................................... 5-11 Automatic Transaxle Controls ................................................ 5-13 Power Steering ........................................................................ 5-20 Cruise Control í ...................................................................... 5-21 Traction Control System (TCS) í ........................................... 5-26 Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) í ........................................ 5-27 Tire Pressure Monitoring System í ......................................... 5-30 Instrument Cluster and Indicators ............................................ 5-36 Meters and Gauges .................................................................. 5-36 Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds ............................ 5-41 Warning/Indicator Lights ........................................................ 5-41 Beep Sounds ........................................................................... 5-57 Switches and Controls ................................................................ 5-59 Lighting Control ..................................................................... 5-59 Turn and Lane-Change Signals ............................................... 5-64 Fog Lights í ............................................................................ 5-65 Windshield Wipers and Washer .............................................. 5-65 Rear Window Wiper and Washer (5 Door) ............................. 5-69 Rear Window Defroster ........................................................... 5-70 Horn ........................................................................................ 5-71 Hazard Warning Flasher .......................................................... 5-71 í Some models. 5-1Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page162Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (162,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and Driving Manual transaxle Ignition Switch To switch the ignition from ACC to OFF/With advanced key LOCK, push the button when the key is atRefer to “Starting the engine (page 3-12)” the ACC position, then turn the key to thefor information on how to use the ignition OFF/LOCK position.switch.qIgnition Switch Positions (Without Advanced Key) Button Push the button Automatic transaxle To switch the ignition from ACC to OFF/ LOCK, the shift lever must be in the P position.The engraved mark (LOCK) indicated inthe illustration may differ from thatindicated on the actual vehicle (it mayread OFF).OFF/LOCKThe power supply to electrical devices isturned off. Only in this position can thekey be removed. Shift lever engaged in P (park)5-2Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page163Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (163,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving ON WARNING This is the normal running position after Remove the key only when the vehicle the engine is started. Some indicator is parked (with steering lock lights/warning lights should be inspected mechanism): before the engine is started (page 5-41). Removing the key from the ignition switch while the vehicle is moving is NOTE dangerous. Removing the key allows When the ignition is switched ON, the sound of the steering wheel to lock. You will the fuel pump motor operating near the fuel lose steering control and a serious tank can be heard. This does not indicate an accident could occur. abnormality. Before leaving the drivers seat, always NOTE switch the ignition off, set the parking (With headlight auto-leveling) brake, and make sure the shift lever is When the ignition is switched ON, the sound of in P (automatic transaxle) or in 1st gear the headlight leveling motors operating at the or R (manual transaxle): front of the engine compartment can be heard. Leaving the drivers seat without This does not indicate an abnormality. switching the ignition off, setting the parking brake, and shifting the shift START lever to P (automatic transaxle) or to The engine is started in this position. It 1st gear or R (manual transaxle) is will crank until you release the key. It dangerous. Unexpected vehicle then returns to the ON position. movement could occur which could result in an accident. qIgnition Key Reminder In addition, if your intention is to leave the vehicle for even a short If the ignition is switched off or the period, it is important to switch the ignition is switched to ACC with the key ignition off, as leaving it in another inserted, a continuous beep sound will be position will disable some of the heard when the drivers door is opened. vehicles security systems and run the NOTE battery down. A personalized function is available to change NOTE the sound volume for the ignition key reminder. If turning the key is difficult, jiggle the steering Refer to Personalization Features on page wheel from side to side. 10-12. Leaving the key in any position but the OFF/ LOCK position also disables some of the security features and may run the battery down. ACC (Accessory) In this position, some electrical accessories will operate. 5-3Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page164Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (164,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and Driving Starting the Engine CAUTIONWith advanced key Do not try the starter for more thanRefer to “Starting the engine (page 3-12)” 10 seconds at a time. If the enginefor information on how to start the engine. stalls or fails to start, wait 10 seconds before trying again. Otherwise, youNOTE may damage the starter and drainEngine-starting is controlled by the spark the battery.ignition system.This system meets all Canadian Interference- 6. After starting the engine, let it idle forCausing Equipment Standard requirements about 10 seconds.regulating the impulse electrical field strengthof radio noise. NOTE l In extremely cold weather or after the1. Occupants should fasten their seat vehicle has not been driven in several days, belts. let the engine warm up without operating the accelerator.2. Make sure the parking brake is on. l Whether the engine is cold or warm, it3. Depress the brake pedal. should be started without use of the accelerator.4. (Manual transaxle) l If the engine does not start the first time, Depress the clutch pedal all the way refer to Starting a Flooded Engine under and shift into neutral. Emergency Starting. If the engine still does Keep the clutch pedal depressed while not start, have your vehicle inspected by an cranking the engine. Authorized Mazda Dealer (page 7-17). (Automatic transaxle) Put the vehicle in park (P). If you must restart the engine while the vehicle is moving, shift into neutral (N).NOTE(Manual transaxle)The starter will not operate unless the clutch isdepressed sufficiently.(Automatic transaxle)The starter will not operate if the shift lever isnot in P or N.5. Switch the ignition to START and hold (up to 10 seconds at a time) until the engine starts.5-4Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page165Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (165,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Turning Off the Engine Brake System 1. Stop the vehicle completely. qFoot Brake 2. (Manual transaxle) Your Mazda has power-assisted brakes Shift into neutral. that adjust automatically through normal (Automatic transaxle) use. Shift the shift lever to the P position. 3. (Without Advanced Keyless Entry & Should power-assist fail, you can stop by Push Button Start System) applying greater force than normal to the Switch the ignition from ON to OFF/ brake pedal. But the distance required to LOCK. stop will be greater than usual. (With Advanced Keyless Entry & Push Button Start System) Press the push button start to turn off the engine. WARNING Do not stop the engine while the vehicle is moving: Stopping the engine while the vehicle is moving for any reason other than in an emergency is dangerous. Stopping the engine while the vehicle is moving will result in reduced maneuverability and braking ability due to the loss of power steering and power braking, which could cause an accident and serious injury. CAUTION When leaving the vehicle, make sure the ignition is switched off. NOTE The electrical fan in the engine compartment could turn on for a few minutes after the ignition is switched from ON to OFF, whether or not the A/C is on or off, to cool the engine compartment quickly. 5-5Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page166Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (166,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and Driving WARNING CAUTIONDo not coast with the engine stalled or Ø Do not drive with your foot heldturned off, find a safe place to stop: on the clutch pedal or brake pedal, Coasting with the engine stalled or or hold the clutch pedal depressed turned off is dangerous. Braking will halfway unnecessarily. Doing so require more effort, and the brakes could result in the following: power-assist could be depleted if you Ø The clutch and brake parts will pump the brake. This will cause wear out more quickly. longer stopping distances or even an Ø The brakes can overheat and accident. adversely affect brake performance.Shift to a lower gear when going down Ø Always depress the brake pedalsteep hills: with the right foot. Applying the Driving with your foot continuously brakes with the unaccustomed left on the brake pedal or steadily foot could slow your reaction time applying the brakes for long to an emergency situation distances is dangerous. This causes resulting in insufficient braking overheated brakes, resulting in operation. longer stopping distances or even total brake failure. This could cause loss of vehicle control and a serious accident. Avoid continuous application of the brakes.Dry off brakes that have become wetby driving slowly, releasing theaccelerator pedal and lightly applyingthe brakes several times until the brakeperformance returns to normal: Driving with wet brakes is dangerous. Increased stopping distance or the vehicle pulling to one Ø Wear shoes appropriate for driving side when braking could result in a in order to avoid your shoe serious accident. Light braking will contacting the brake pedal when indicate whether the brakes have depressing the accelerator pedal. been affected.5-6Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page167Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (167,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving qParking Brake Setting the parking brake Depress the brake pedal and then firmly WARNING pull the parking brake lever fully upwards Before leaving the drivers seat, always with sufficient force to hold the vehicle in switch the ignition off, set the parking a stationary position. brake, and make sure the shift lever is in P (automatic transaxle) or in 1st gear or R (manual transaxle): Leaving the drivers seat without switching the ignition off, setting the parking brake, and shifting the shift lever to P (automatic transaxle) or to 1st gear or R (manual transaxle) is dangerous. Unexpected vehicle movement could occur which could result in an accident. In addition, if your intention is to leave the vehicle for even a short Releasing the parking brake period, it is important to switch the ignition off, as leaving it in another Depress the brake pedal and pull the position will disable some of the parking brake lever upwards, then press vehicles security systems and run the the release button. While holding the battery down. button, lower the parking brake lever all the way down to the released position. CAUTION Driving with the parking brake on will cause excessive wear of the brake linings or pads. NOTE For parking in snow, refer to Winter Driving (page 4-9) regarding parking brake use. 5-7Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page168Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (168,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and DrivingqBrake System Warning Light Even if the light turns off have your brake system inspected as soon as possible by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. NOTE Having to add brake fluid is sometimes an indicator of leakage. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible even if the brake light is no longer illuminated.This warning has the following functions:Brake system warning í WARNING Do not drive with the brake systemIlluminates when there is a malfunction in warning light illuminated. Contact anthe brake switch. Authorized Mazda Dealer to have theParking brake warning brakes inspected as soon as possible:The light illuminates when the parking Driving with the brake systembrake is applied with the ignition switched warning light illuminated isto START or ON. It turns off when the dangerous. It indicates that yourparking brake is fully released. brakes may not work at all or that they could completely fail at anyLow brake fluid level warning time. If this light remainsIf the light stays on after the parking brake illuminated, after checking that theis fully released, you may have a brake parking brake is fully released, haveproblem. the brakes inspected immediately.Drive to the side of the road and park off qAnti-Lock Brake System (ABS)the right-of-way. The ABS control unit continuously monitors the speed of each wheel. If oneYou may notice that the pedal is harder to is about to lock up, the ABS responds bydepress or that it may go closer to the automatically releasing and reapplyingfloor. In either case, it will take longer to that wheels brake.stop the vehicle. The driver will feel a slight vibration in1. With the engine stopped, open the the brake pedal and may hear a chattering hood and check the brake fluid level noise from the brake system. This is immediately, and then add fluid if normal when the ABS operates. Continue required (page 8-23). to depress the brake pedal without2. After adding fluid, check the light pumping the brakes. again.If the warning light remains on, or if thebrakes do not operate properly, do notdrive the vehicle. Have it towed to anAuthorized Mazda Dealer. í5-8 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page169Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (169,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving If the ABS warning light stays on while WARNING youre driving, the ABS control unit has Do not rely on ABS as a substitute for detected a system malfunction. If this safe driving: occurs, your brakes will function normally The ABS cannot compensate for as if the vehicle had no ABS. unsafe and reckless driving, excessive Should this happen, consult an Authorized speed, tailgating (following another Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. vehicle too closely), driving on ice and snow, and hydroplaning (reduced tire NOTE friction and road contact because of l When the engine is jump-started to charge water on the road surface). You can the battery, uneven rpm occurs and the ABS still have an accident. warning light may illuminate. If this occurs, it is the result of the weak battery and does NOTE not indicate an ABS malfunction. l Braking distances may be longer on loose Recharge the battery. surfaces (snow or gravel, for example) l (With DSC vehicles) which usually have a hard foundation. A The brake assist system does not operate vehicle with a normal braking system may while the ABS warning light is illuminated. require less distance to stop under these conditions because the tires will build up a qElectronic Brake Force wedge of surface layer when the wheels Distribution System Warning skid. l The sound of the ABS operating may be heard when starting the engine or immediately after starting the vehicle. However, it does not indicate a malfunction. qABS Warning Light If the electronic brake force distribution control unit determines that some components are operating incorrectly, the control unit may illuminate the brake system warning light and the ABS warning light on simultaneously. The problem is likely to be the electronic The warning light stays on for a few brake force distribution system. seconds when the ignition is switched ON. 5-9Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page170Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (170,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and Driving NOTE WARNING l When the brake pedal is depressed hard orDo not drive with both the ABS warning depressed more quickly, the pedal will feellight and brake warning light softer but the brakes will apply more firmly.illuminated. Have the vehicle towed to This is a normal effect of the brake assistan Authorized Mazda Dealer to have operation and does not indicate anthe brakes inspected as soon as abnormality.possible: l (Without DSC vehicles) Driving when the brake system When the brake pedal is depressed hard or warning light and ABS warning light depressed more quickly, a clicking noise are illuminated simultaneously is from the brake booster may be heard. This dangerous. is a normal effect of the brake assist and When both lights are illuminated, the does not indicate an abnormality. rear wheels could lock more quickly l (With DSC vehicles) in an emergency stop than under When the brake pedal is depressed hard or normal circumstances. depressed more quickly, a motor/pump operation noise may be heard. This is aqBrake Assist normal effect of the brake assist and does not indicate an abnormality.During emergency braking situations l The brake assist equipment does notwhen it is necessary to depress the brake supersede the functionality of the vehiclespedal with greater force, the brake assist main braking system.system provides braking assistance, thusenhancing braking performance.When the brake pedal is depressed hard ordepressed more quickly, the brakes applymore firmly.5-10Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page171Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (171,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving (6-speed transaxle) Manual Transaxle Operation Vehicles with 6-speed transaxle are equipped with a device to prevent shifting qManual Transaxle Shift Pattern to R (reverse) by mistake. Push the shift 5-speed transaxle lever downward and shift to R. Neutral position 6-speed transaxle Neutral position The vehicle is equipped with either a 5- speed or 6-speed manual transaxle. The shift pattern for each is shown above. WARNING Do not use sudden engine braking on Depress the clutch pedal all the way down slippery road surfaces or at high while shifting; then release it slowly. speeds: Shifting down while driving on wet, (5-speed transaxle) snowy, or frozen roads, or while A safety feature prevents accidental driving at high speeds causes sudden shifting from 5 to R (reverse). The shift engine braking, which is dangerous. lever must be put in neutral before being The sudden change in tire speed shifted to R. could cause the tires to skid. This could lead to loss of vehicle control and an accident. Be sure to leave the shift lever in 1 or R position and set the parking brake when leaving the vehicle unattended: Otherwise the vehicle could move and cause an accident. 5-11Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page172Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (172,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and Driving 6-speed transaxle CAUTION Vehicle speed Ø Keep your foot off the clutch pedal 2.3-liter Gear except when shifting gears. Also, turbocharged 2.5-liter engine do not use the clutch to hold the engine vehicle on an upgrade. Riding the 1 to 2 24 km/h (15 mph) 24 km/h (15 mph) clutch will cause needless clutch 2 to 3 40 km/h (25 mph) 43 km/h (27 mph) wear and damage. 3 to 4 65 km/h (40 mph) 56 km/h (35 mph) Ø Do not apply any excessive lateral 4 to 5 73 km/h (45 mph) 72 km/h (45 mph) force to the gear lever when 5 to 6 81 km/h (50 mph) 90 km/h (56 mph) changing from 5th to 4th gear. For cruising This could lead to the accidental 5-speed transaxle selection of 2nd gear, which can result in damage to the transaxle. Gear Vehicle speed Ø Make sure the vehicle comes to a 1 to 2 18 km/h (11 mph) complete stop before shifting to R. 2 to 3 29 km/h (18 mph) Shifting to R while the vehicle is 3 to 4 47 km/h (29 mph) still moving may damage the 4 to 5 68 km/h (42 mph) transaxle. 6-speed transaxleNOTE Vehicle speedIf shifting to R is difficult, shift back into Gear 2.3-liter turbocharged 2.5-liter engineneutral, release the clutch pedal, and try engineagain. 1 to 2 24 km/h (15 mph) 16 km/h (10 mph) 2 to 3 40 km/h (25 mph) 32 km/h (20 mph)qRecommendations for Shifting 3 to 4 65 km/h (40 mph) 48 km/h (30 mph)Upshifting 4 to 5 73 km/h (45 mph) 60 km/h (37 mph) 5 to 6 81 km/h (50 mph) 71 km/h (44 mph)For normal acceleration, we recommendthese shift points. Downshifting5-speed transaxle When you must slow down in heavy Gear Vehicle speed traffic or on a steep upgrade, downshift 1 to 2 21 km/h (13 mph) before the engine starts to overwork. This 2 to 3 39 km/h (24 mph) reduces the chance of stalling and gives 3 to 4 55 km/h (34 mph) better acceleration when you need more 4 to 5 78 km/h (49 mph) speed. On a steep downgrade, downshifting helps maintain safe speed and prolongs brake life.5-12Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page173Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (173,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Automatic Transaxle Controls Various Lockouts: Indicates that you must depress the brake pedal to shift (The ignition must be switched to ACC or ON). Indicates the shift lever can be shifted freely into any position. NOTE The Sport AT has an option that is not included in the traditional automatic transaxle giving the driver the option of selecting each gear instead of leaving it to the transaxle to shift gears. Even if you intend to use the automatic transaxle functions as a traditional automatic, you should also be aware that you can inadvertently shift into manual shift mode and an inappropriate gear may be retained as the vehicle speed increases. If you notice the engine speed going higher or hear the engine racing, confirm you have not accidentally slipped into manual shift mode (page 5-16). 5-13Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page174Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (174,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and DrivingqTransaxle Ranges WARNINGThe shift lever must be in P or N to If the engine is running faster than idle,operate the starter. do not shift from N or P into a drivingP (Park) gear: Its dangerous to shift from N or PP locks the transaxle and prevents the into a driving gear when the enginefront wheels from rotating. is running faster than idle. If this is done, the vehicle could move WARNING suddenly, causing an accident orAlways set the shift lever to P and set serious injury.the parking brake: Only setting the shift lever to the P Do not shift into N when driving the position without using the parking vehicle: brake to hold the vehicle is Shifting into N while driving is dangerous. If P fails to hold, the dangerous. Engine braking cannot be vehicle could move and cause an applied when decelerating which accident. could lead to an accident or serious injury. CAUTION CAUTION Ø Shifting into P, N or R while the vehicle is moving can damage Do not shift into N when driving the your transaxle. vehicle. Doing so can cause transaxle Ø Shifting into a driving gear or damage. reverse when the engine is running NOTE faster than idle can damage the Apply the parking brake or depress the brake transaxle. pedal before moving the shift lever from N toR (Reverse) prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly.In position R, the vehicle moves only D (Drive)backward. You must be at a complete stop D is the normal driving position. From abefore shifting to or from R, except under stop, the transaxle will automatically shiftrare circumstances as explained in through a 5-gear sequence.Rocking the Vehicle (page 4-9). M (Manual)N (Neutral) M is the manual shift mode position.In N, the wheels and transaxle are not Gears can be shifted up or down bylocked. The vehicle will roll freely even operating the shift lever.on the slightest incline unless the parking Refer to Manual Shift Mode (page 5-16).brake or brakes are on.5-14Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page175Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (175,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving qActive Adaptive Shift (AAS) NOTE l When the ignition is switched off, the shift Active Adaptive Shift (AAS) lever cannot be shifted from P. automatically controls the transaxle shift l To be sure the vehicle is in park, the points to best suit the road conditions and ignition key cannot be removed unless the driver input. This optimizes engine shift lever is in P. performance and improves driving l (With Advanced Key) comfort. When cornering the vehicle, The ignition cannot be switched from ACC AAS mode will hold the transaxle in the to OFF when the shift lever is not in P. gear the vehicle was in before entering the curve, allowing the vehicle to be accelerated from the same gear after qShift-Lock Override exiting the curve. If the shift lever will not move from P If the driver accelerates rapidly, or using the proper shift procedure, continue accelerates and decelerates rapidly by to hold down the pedal. operating the accelerator and brake pedal for a certain period of time while the 1. Remove the shift-lock override cover selector lever is in the D position, AAS using a cloth-wrapped flat head mode could activate. When this occurs, screwdriver. AAS mode will maintain the transaxle in 2. Insert a screwdriver and push it down. the optimum gear and the driver may sense that the transaxle is not shifting, however this does not indicate an abnormality. qShift-Lock System Cover The shift-lock system prevents shifting out of P unless the brake pedal is depressed. To shift from P: 1. Depress and hold the brake pedal. 3. Move the shift lever. 2. Start the engine. 4. Take the vehicle to an Authorized 3. Move the shift lever. Mazda Dealer to have the system checked. 5-15Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page176Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (176,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and DrivingqManual Shift Mode Gear position indicatorThis mode gives you the feel of driving a The numeral for the selected gearmanual transaxle vehicle by operating the illuminates.shift lever and allows you to control Shift position indicatorengine rpm and torque to the front wheelsmuch like a manual transaxle when morecontrol is desired.To change to manual shift mode, shift thelever from D to M.NOTEChanging to manual shift mode while drivingwill not damage the transaxle. D range/gear position indicator NOTE l If the gears cannot be shifted down when driving at higher speeds, the gear position indicator will flash twice to signal that the gears cannot be shifted down (to protect the transaxle). l If the automatic transaxle fluid (ATF) temperature becomes too high, there is the possibility that the transaxle will switch to automatic shift mode, canceling manual shift mode and turning off the gear positionTo return to automatic shift mode, shift indicator illumination. This is a normalthe lever from M to D. function to protect the AT. After the ATF temperature has decreased, the gearNOTE position indicator illumination turns backl If you change to manual shift mode when on and driving in manual shift mode is the vehicle is stopped, the gear will shift to restored. M1.l If you change to manual shift mode without depressing the accelerator pedal when driving in D range, 5th gear, the gear will shift to M4.IndicatorsShift position indicatorIn manual shift mode, the “M” of the shiftposition indicator in the instrument panelilluminates.5-16Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page177Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (177,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Shifting Manually Shifting down Manually Shifting up (M5 → M4 → M3 → M2 → M1) To shift down to a lower gear, tap the shift (M1 → M2 → M3 → M4 → M5) lever forward ( ) once. To shift up to a higher gear, tap the shift lever back ( ) once. WARNING NOTE Do not use engine braking on slippery l When driving slowly, the gears may not road surfaces or at high speeds: shift up depending on vehicle speed. Shifting down while driving on wet, l In manual shift mode, gears do not shift up snowy, or frozen roads, or while automatically. Do not run the engine with driving at high speeds causes sudden the tachometer needle in the RED ZONE. If engine braking, which is dangerous. the tachometer needle enters the RED The sudden change in tire speed ZONE, you may feel engine-braking could cause the tires to skid. This because the fuel delivery will be stopped to could lead to loss of vehicle control protect the engine. However, this does not and an accident. indicate an abnormality. l When depressing the accelerator fully, the NOTE transaxle will shift to a lower gear, l When driving at high speeds, the gear may depending on vehicle speed. not shift down depending on vehicle speed. l During deceleration, the gear may automatically shift down depending on vehicle speed. l When depressing the accelerator fully, the transaxle will shift to a lower gear, depending on vehicle speed. 5-17Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page178Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (178,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and DrivingSecond gear fixed mode NOTEWhen the shift lever is tapped back ( ) Regarding the vehicle speed at the highestwhile the vehicle is stopped or driven at gear indicated above, achieving this speedabout 10 km/h (6 mph) or less, the may not actually be possible depending ontransaxle is set in the second gear fixed various driving conditions such as the wind,mode. The gear is fixed in second while in upslope, and road surface.this mode for easier starting and driving During deceleration, the gears shift downon slippery roads. If the shift lever is automatically when speed is reduced totapped back ( ) or forward ( ) while in the following:the second gear fixed mode, the mode willbe canceled. Gear Vehicle speed M5 or M4 → M3 31 km/h (19 mph)Shifting specification M3 or M2 → M1 10 km/h (6 mph)Shifting up NOTEIf the vehicle speed is lower than the The gear does not shift down to M1speed specified for each gear, the gear automatically while in the second gear fixedcannot be shifted up to a higher gear. mode. Vehicle speed If the vehicle is kicked down at the Gear 2.0-liter engine 2.5-liter engine model model following speeds or lower, the gears shift down automatically: You can shift up to M2 whether theM1 → M2 vehicle is stopped or moving. Vehicle speed 20.5 km/h 20.5 km/h Gear 2.0-liter engine 2.5-liter engineM2 → M3 (12.8 mph) (12.8 mph) model modelM3 → M4 199 km/h 183 km/h 37 km/h (23 mph) 34 km/h (22 mph) M5 → M4M4 → M5 (123 mph) (113 mph) M4 → M3 146 km/h (90 mph) 126 km/h (78 mph)Shifting down M3 → M2 54 km/h (33 mph) 51 km/h (31 mph)If the vehicle speed is higher than thespeed specified for each gear, the gear Recommendations for shiftingcannot be shifted to a lower gear so as to Upshiftingprotect the transaxle. For normal acceleration and cruising, we Vehicle speed recommend these shift points. Gear 2.0-liter engine 2.5-liter engine Gear Vehicle speed model model M1 to M2 24 km/h (15 mph) 213 km/h 196 km/hM5 → M4 M2 to M3 40 km/h (25 mph) (132 mph) (121 mph)M4 → M3 153 km/h (95 mph) 135 km/h (83 mph) M3 to M4 65 km/h (40 mph)M3 → M2 100 km/h (62 mph) 90 km/h (55 mph) M4 to M5 73 km/h (45 mph)M2 → M1 40 km/h (24 mph) 37 km/h (22 mph)5-18Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page179Monday, July 26 2010 1:52 PM Black plate (179,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Downshifting Descending steep grades When you must slow down in heavy When descending a steep grade, shift to traffic or on a steep upgrade, downshift lower gears, depending on load weight before the engine starts to overwork. This and grade steepness. Descend slowly, gives better acceleration when you need using the brakes only occasionally to more speed. prevent them from overheating. On a steep downgrade, downshifting helps maintain safe speed and prolongs brake life. qDriving Tips WARNING Do not allow the vehicle to move in reverse on an up-slope while the selector lever is in a forward gear position, or move forward on a down- slope while the selector lever is in the reverse position. Otherwise, the engine will stop, causing the loss of the power brake and power steering functions, and make it difficult to control the vehicle which could result in an accident. Passing For extra power when passing another vehicle or climbing steep grades, depress the accelerator fully. The transaxle will shift to a lower gear, depending on vehicle speed. Climbing steep grades from a stop To climb a steep grade from a stopped position: 1. Depress the brake pedal. 2. Shift to D or M1, depending on the load weight and grade steepness. 3. Release the brake pedal while gradually accelerating. 5-19Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page180Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (180,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and Driving If the light remains illuminated after the Power Steering engine is started, or illuminates whilePower steering is only operable when the driving, turn off the engine after parkingengine is running. If the engine is off or if in a safe place, and then start the enginethe power steering system is inoperable, again.you can still steer, but it requires more If the light does not illuminate afterphysical effort. restarting the engine, this indicates that the power steering is restored and normalIf the steering feels stiffer than usual steering is possible.during normal driving, consult an If the light remains illuminated, the powerAuthorized Mazda Dealer. steering is still inoperable. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. CAUTION NOTE Never hold the steering wheel to the l The power steering system is inoperable extreme left or right for more than 5 when the power steering malfunction seconds with the engine running. indicator light illuminates. Steering is This could damage the power possible, but requires more physical effort. steering system. l Repeatedly jerking the steering wheel left and right while the vehicle is stopped orqPower Steering Malfunction moving extremely slowly will cause the Indicator Light power steering system to go into protective mode which will make the steering feel heavy, but this does not indicate a malfunction. If this occurs, park the vehicle safely and wait a few minutes for the system to return to normal.This indicator light illuminates when theignition is switched ON, and turns offwhen the engine is started.5-20Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page181Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (181,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Cruise Control í qActivation/Deactivation To activate the system, press the ON With cruise control, you can set and switch. automatically maintain any speed of more than about 32 km/h (20 mph). To deactivate the system, press the OFF switch. WARNING (Type A) Do not use the cruise control under the following conditions: Using the cruise control under the following conditions is dangerous and could result in loss of vehicle control. Ø Hilly terrain Ø Steep inclines Ø Heavy or unsteady traffic Ø Slippery or winding roads Ø Similar restrictions that require inconsistent speed (Type B) qCruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)/Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green) The indicator light has two colors. Cruise Main Indicator Light (Amber) The indicator light illuminates amber when the ON switch is pressed and the cruise control system is activated. Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green) The indicator light illuminates green when a cruising speed has been set. í Some models. 5-21Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page182Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (182,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and Driving NOTE WARNING l Release the cruise control switch at theAlways turn off the cruise control desired speed, otherwise the speed willsystem when it is not in use: continue increasing while the switch is Leaving the cruise control system in pressed up, and continue decreasing while an activation-ready state while the it is pressed down (except when the cruise control is not in use is accelerator pedal is depressed). dangerous as the cruise control could l On a steep grade, the vehicle may unexpectedly activate if the momentarily slow down while ascending, activation button is accidentally or speed up while descending. pressed, and result in loss of vehicle l Cruise control will turn off if the vehicle control and an accident. speed decreases below 27 km/h (17 mph) when cruise is activated, such as whenqTo Set Speed climbing a steep grade.Type A Type B1. Activate the cruise control system by 1. Activate the cruise control system by pressing the ON switch. pressing the CRUISE ON switch.2. Accelerate to the desired speed, which 2. Accelerate to the desired speed, which must be more than 32 km/h (20 mph). must be more than 32 km/h (20 mph).3. Set the cruise control by pressing the 3. Set the cruise control by pressing the cruise control SET /SET - switch up SET or SET - switch at the desired or down at the desired speed. The speed. The cruise control is set at the cruise control is set at the moment the moment the SET or SET - switch is cruise control SET /SET - switch is pressed. Release the accelerator pedal pressed up or down. Release the simultaneously. accelerator pedal simultaneously. Cruise control switch5-22Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page183Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (183,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving NOTE Your vehicle has a tap-up feature that l Release the SET or SET - switch at the allows you to increase your current speed desired speed, otherwise the speed will in increments of 1.6 km/h (1 mph) by a continue increasing while the SET momentary tap of the cruise control SET switch is pressed and held, and continue switch. Multiple taps will increase decreasing while the SET - switch is pressed your vehicle speed 1.6 km/h (1 mph) for and held (except when the accelerator each tap. pedal is depressed). Type B l On a steep grade, the vehicle may momentarily slow down while ascending, Press the SET switch and hold it. Your or speed up while descending. vehicle will accelerate. l Cruise control will turn off if the vehicle Release the switch at the speed you want. speed decreases below 27 km/h (17 mph) when cruise is activated, such as when climbing a steep grade. qTo Increase Cruising Speed Follow either of these procedures. To increase speed using cruise control switch Type A Press up the cruise control SET switch and hold it. Your vehicle will accelerate. Your vehicle has a tap-up feature that Release the switch at the speed you want. allows you to increase your current speed in increments of 1.6 km/h (1 mph) by a momentary tap of the SET switch. Multiple taps will increase your vehicle speed 1.6 km/h (1 mph) for each tap. Cruise control switch 5-23Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page184Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (184,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and DrivingTo increase speed using accelerator NOTEpedal Accelerate if you want to speed up temporarily when the cruise control is on. Greater speedType A will not interfere with or change the set speed.Depress the accelerator pedal to accelerate Take your foot off the accelerator to return toto the desired speed. the set speed.Press down or press up on the cruisecontrol SET /SET - switch and release qTo Decrease Cruising Speedit immediately. Type A Press down the cruise control SET - switch and hold it. The vehicle will gradually slow. Release the switch at the speed you want. Cruise control switch Cruise control switchNOTEAccelerate if you want to speed up temporarilywhen the cruise control is on. Greater speedwill not interfere with or change the set speed.Take your foot off the accelerator to return tothe set speed. Your vehicle has a tap-down feature that allows you to decrease your current speedType B in decrements of 1.6 km/h (1 mph) by aDepress the accelerator pedal to accelerate momentary tap of the cruise control SET -to the desired speed. Press the SET or switch. Multiple taps will decrease yourSET - switch and release it immediately. vehicle speed 1.6 km/h (1 mph) for each tap.5-24Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page185Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (185,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Type B (Type A) Press the SET - switch and hold it. The vehicle will gradually slow. Release the switch at the speed you want. (Type B) Your vehicle has a tap-down feature that allows you to decrease your current speed in decrements of 1.6 km/h (1 mph) by a momentary tap of the SET- switch. Multiple taps will decrease your vehicle speed 1.6 km/h (1 mph) for each tap. qTo Resume Cruising Speed at More Than 32 km/h (20 mph) If some other method besides the OFF switch was used to cancel cruising speed qTo Cancel (such as applying the brake pedal) and the To cancel the system, use one of these system is still activated, the most recent methods: set speed will automatically resume when l Press the OFF switch. the RES switch is pressed. l Slightly depress the brake pedal. If vehicle speed is below 32 km/h (20 l Depress the clutch pedal (Manual mph), increase the vehicle speed up to 32 transaxle only). km/h (20 mph) or more and press the RES l Press the CANCEL switch. switch. 5-25Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page186Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (186,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and Driving(Type A) Traction Control System (TCS) í The Traction Control System (TCS) enhances traction and safety by controlling engine torque and braking. When the TCS detects driving wheel slippage, it lowers engine torque and operates the brakes to prevent loss of traction. This means that on a slick surface, the engine adjusts automatically to provide(Type B) optimum power to the drive wheels, limiting wheel spin and loss of traction. WARNING Do not rely on the traction control system as a substitute for safe driving: The traction control system (TCS) cannot compensate for unsafe and reckless driving, excessive speed, tailgating (following another vehicle too closely), and hydroplaning (reduced tire friction and roadThe system turns off when the ignition is contact because of water on the roadoff. surface). You can still have an accident.NOTECruise control will cancel at about 15 km/h (9 Use snow tires or tire chains and drivemph) below the preset speed (such as may at reduced speeds when roads arehappen when climbing a long, steep grade). covered with ice and/or snow: Driving without proper traction devices on snow and/or ice-covered roads is dangerous. The traction control system (TCS) alone cannot provide adequate traction and you could still have an accident. NOTE To turn off the TCS, press the DSC OFF switch (page 5-28). í5-26 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page187Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (187,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving qTCS/DSC Indicator Light Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) í The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) automatically controls braking and engine torque in conjunction with systems such as ABS and TCS to help control side slip when driving on slippery surfaces, or This indicator light stays on for a few during sudden or evasive maneuvering, seconds when the ignition is switched enhancing vehicle safety. ON. If the TCS or DSC is operating, the indicator light flashes. Refer to ABS (page 5-8) and TCS (page 5-26). If the light stays on, the TCS or DSC may have a malfunction and they may not DSC operation is possible at speeds operate correctly. Take your vehicle to an greater than 20 km/h (12 mph). Authorized Mazda Dealer. WARNING NOTE Do not rely on the dynamic stability l In addition to the indicator light flashing, a control as a substitute for safe driving: slight lugging sound will come from the The dynamic stability control (DSC) engine. This indicates that the TCS is cannot compensate for unsafe and operating properly. reckless driving, excessive speed, l On slippery surfaces, such as fresh snow, it tailgating (following another vehicle will be impossible to achieve high rpm too closely), and hydroplaning when the TCS is on. (reduced tire friction and road contact because of water on the road surface). You can still have an accident. í Some models. 5-27Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page188Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (188,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and Driving qDSC OFF Indicator Light CAUTION Ø The DSC may not operate correctly unless the following are observed: Ø Use tires of the correct size specified for your Mazda on all four wheels. Ø Use tires of the same manufacturer, brand and tread pattern on all four wheels. This indicator light stays on for a few Ø Do not mix worn tires. seconds when the ignition is switched Ø The DSC may not operate correctly ON. when tire chains are used or a It also illuminates when the DSC OFF temporary spare tire is installed switch is pressed and TCS/DSC is because the tire diameter changes. switched off (page 5-28).NOTE If the light stays on when the TCS/DSC isAfter switching the ignition ON, a clicking not switched off, take your vehicle to ansound may be heard behind the dashboard. Authorized Mazda Dealer. The dynamicThis sound is the result of the DSC system self- stability control may have a malfunction.check operation and does not indicate anabnormality. qDSC OFF Switch Press the DSC OFF switch to turn off theqTCS/DSC Indicator Light TCS/DSC. The DSC OFF indicator light will illuminate.This indicator light stays on for a fewseconds when the ignition is switchedON. If the TCS or DSC is operating, theindicator light flashes.If the light stays on, the TCS or DSC mayhave a malfunction and they may not Press the switch again to turn the TCS/operate correctly. Take your vehicle to an DSC back on. The DSC OFF indicatorAuthorized Mazda Dealer. light will go out.5-28Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page189Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (189,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving NOTE l When DSC is on and you attempt to free the vehicle when it is stuck, or drive it out of freshly fallen snow, the TCS (part of the DSC system) will activate. Depressing the accelerator will not increase engine power and freeing the vehicle may be difficult. When this happens, turn off the TCS/DSC. l If the TCS/DSC is off when the engine is turned off, it automatically activates when the ignition is switched ON. l Leaving the TCS/DSC on will provide the best stability. 5-29Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page190Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (190,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and Driving Tire Pressure Monitoring System íThe tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) monitors the pressure for each tire.If tire pressure is too low in one or more tires, the system will inform the driver via thewarning light in the instrument panel and by the warning beep sound.The tire pressure sensors installed on each wheel send tire pressure data by radio signal tothe receiver unit in the vehicle. Tire pressure sensorsNOTEWhen the ambient temperature is low due to seasonal changes, tire temperatures are also lower.When the tire temperature decreases, the air pressure decreases as well. The TPMS warning lightmay illuminate more frequently. Visually inspect the tires daily before driving, and check tirepressures monthly with a tire pressure gauge. When checking tire pressures, use of a digital tirepressure gauge is recommended.TPMS does not alleviate your need to check the pressure and condition of all four tiresregularly. í5-30 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page191Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (191,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving CAUTION Ø Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.) As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly under- inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicles handling and stopping ability. Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the drivers responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under- inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale. Ø Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximately one minute and then remain continuously illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists. When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function properly. Ø To avoid false readings, the system samples for a little while before indicating a problem. As a result it will not instantaneously register a rapid tire deflation or blow out. NOTE This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. 5-31Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page192Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (192,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and DrivingqTire Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light WARNING If the tire pressure monitoring system warning light illuminates or flashes, or the tire pressure warning beep sound is heard, decrease vehicle speed immediately and avoid sudden maneuvering and braking: If the tire pressure monitoring system warning light illuminates or flashes,This warning light illuminates for a few or the tire pressure warning beepseconds when the ignition is switched sound is heard, it is dangerous toON. drive the vehicle at high speeds, or perform sudden maneuvering orThereafter, the warning light illuminates braking. Vehicle drivability couldand a beep is heard when tire pressure is worsen and result in an accident.too low in one or more tires, and flashes To determine if you have a slow leakwhen there is a system malfunction. or a flat, pull over to a safe position where you can check the visual condition of the tire and determine if you have enough air to proceed to a place where air may be added and the system monitored again by an Authorized Mazda Dealer or a tire repair station. Do not ignore the TPMS Warning Light: Ignoring the TPMS warning light is dangerous, even if you know why it is illuminated. Have the problem taken care of as soon as possible before it develops into a more serious situation that could lead to tire failure and a dangerous accident. Warning light illuminates/Warning beep sounds When the warning light illuminates, and the warning beep sound is heard (about 3 seconds), tire pressure is too low in one or more tires.5-32Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page193Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (193,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving Adjust the tire pressure to the correct tire NOTE pressure. Refer to the specification charts l Perform tire pressure adjustment when the (page 10-11). tires are cold. Tire pressure will vary according to the tire temperature, therefore CAUTION let the vehicle stand for 1 hour or only drive it 1.6 km (1 mile) or less before adjusting When replacing/repairing the tires or the tire pressures. When pressure is wheels or both, have the work done adjusted on hot tires to the cold inflation by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or pressure, the TPMS warning light/beep may the tire pressure sensors may be turn on after the tires cool and pressure damaged. drops below specification. Also, an illuminated TPMS warning light, resulting from the tire air pressure dropping due to cold ambient temperature, may turn off if the ambient temperature rises. In this case, it will also be necessary to adjust the tire air pressures. If the TPMS warning light illuminates due to a drop in tire air pressure, make sure to check and adjust the tire air pressures. l After adjusting the tire air pressures, it may require some time for the TPMS warning light to turn off. If the TPMS warning light remains illuminated, drive the vehicle at a speed of at least 25 km/h (16 mph) for 10 minutes, and then verify that it turns off. l Tires lose air naturally over time and the TPMS cannot tell if the tires are getting too soft over time or you have a flat. However, when you find one low tire in a set of four- that is an indication of trouble; you should have someone drive the vehicle slowly forward so you can inspect any low tire for cuts and any metal objects sticking through tread or sidewall. Put a few drops of water in the valve stem to see if it bubbles indicating a bad valve. Leaks need to be addressed by more than simply refilling the trouble tire as leaks are dangerous - take it to an Authorized Mazda Dealer which has all the equipment to fix tires, TPMS systems and order the best replacement tire for your vehicle. 5-33Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page194Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (194,1)Driving Your MazdaStarting and DrivingIf the warning light illuminates again even qTires and Wheelsafter the tire pressures are adjusted, theremay be a tire puncture. Replace the CAUTIONpunctured tire with the temporary spare When inspecting or adjusting the tiretire (page 7-9). air pressures, do not apply excessiveNOTE force to the stem part of the wheelA tire pressure sensor is not installed to the unit. The stem part could betemporary spare tire. The warning light will damaged.flash continuously while the temporary sparetire is being used. Changing tires and wheels The following procedure allows theWarning light flashes TPMS to recognize a tire pressure sensorsWhen the warning light flashes, there may unique ID signal code whenever tires orbe a system malfunction. Consult an wheels are changed, such as changing toAuthorized Mazda Dealer. and from winter tires. NOTEqSystem Error Activation Each tire pressure sensor has a unique IDWhen the TPMS warning light flashes, signal code. The signal code must bethere may be a system malfunction. registered with the TPMS before it can work.Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The easiest way to do it is to have anA system error activation may occur in Authorized Mazda Dealer change your tire andthe following cases: complete ID signal code registration. l When there is equipment or a device near the vehicle using the same radio When having tires changed at an frequency as that of the tire pressure Authorized Mazda Dealer sensors. When an Authorized Mazda Dealer l When using the following devices in changes your vehicles tires, they will the vehicle that may cause radio complete the tire pressure sensor ID signal interference with the receiver unit. code registration. l A digital device such as a personal computer. When changing tires yourself l A current converter device such as a If you or someone else changes tires, you DC-AC converter. or someone else can also undertake the l When excess snow or ice adheres to steps for the TPMS to complete the ID the vehicle, especially around the signal code registration. wheels. l When the tire pressure sensor batteries 1. After tires have been changed, switch are exhausted. the ignition ON, then back to ACC or l When using a wheel with no tire OFF. pressure sensor installed. 2. Wait for about 15 minutes. l When using tires with steel wire reinforcement in the side walls. l When using tire chains.5-34Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page195Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (195,1) Driving Your Mazda Starting and Driving 3. After about 15 minutes, drive the l A new tire pressure sensor is installed vehicle at a speed of at least 25 km/h to a new wheel. (16 mph) for 10 minutes and the tire NOTE pressure sensor ID signal code will be l The tire pressure sensor ID signal code registered automatically. must be registered when a new tire pressure NOTE sensor is purchased. For purchase of a tire If the vehicle is driven within about 15 minutes pressure sensor and registration of the tire of changing tires, the tire pressure monitoring pressure sensor ID signal code, consult an system warning light will flash because the Authorized Mazda Dealer. sensor ID signal code would not have been l When reinstalling a previously removed tire registered. If this happens, park the vehicle for pressure sensor to a wheel, replace the about 15 minutes, after which the sensor ID grommet (seal between valve body/sensor signal code will register upon driving the and wheel) for the tire pressure sensor. vehicle for 10 minutes. Replacing tires and wheels CAUTION Ø When replacing/repairing the tires or wheels or both, have the work done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors may be damaged. Ø The wheels equipped on your Mazda are specially designed for installation of the tire pressure sensors. Do not use non-genuine wheels, otherwise it may not be possible to install the tire pressure sensors. Be sure to have the tire pressure sensors installed whenever tires or wheels are replaced. When having a tire or wheel or both replaced, the following types of tire pressure sensor installations are possible. l The tire pressure sensor is removed from the old wheel and installed to the new one. l The same tire pressure sensor is used with the same wheel. Only the tire is replaced. 5-35Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page196Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (196,1)Driving Your MazdaInstrument Cluster and Indicators Meters and Gauges Speedometer ...................................................................................................... page 5-37 Odometer, Trip Meter and Trip Meter Selector .................................................. page 5-37 Tachometer ........................................................................................................ page 5-38 Fuel Gauge ........................................................................................................ page 5-38 Boost Gauge (2.3-liter turbocharged engine) ..................................................... page 5-39 Dashboard Illumination ..................................................................................... page 5-40NOTE(Black-out meter)When the ignition is switched ON, the dashboard gauges illuminate.5-36Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page197Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (197,1) Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators qSpeedometer The speedometer indicates the speed of the vehicle. qOdometer, Trip Meter and Trip Meter Selector The display mode can be changed between trip meter A and trip meter B by Odometer Trip meter A pressing the selector while one of them is displayed. The selected mode will be Press the selector displayed. Trip meter selector Odometer Trip meter B Press the selector NOTE Odometer Trip meter When the ignition is switched to ACC or the ignition is switched off, the odometer or trip meters cannot be displayed, however, pressing the selector button can inadvertently switch the trip meters or reset them during an approximate ten-minute period in the following cases: l After the ignition is switched to ACC or the ignition is switched off from ON. l After the drivers door is opened. Odometer The odometer records the total distance the vehicle has been driven. Trip meter The trip meter can record the total distance of two trips. One is recorded in trip meter A, and the other is recorded in trip meter B. 5-37Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page198Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (198,1)Driving Your MazdaInstrument Cluster and IndicatorsFor instance, trip meter A can record the qTachometerdistance from the point of origin, and tripmeter B can record the distance from The tachometer shows engine speed inwhere the fuel tank is filled. thousands of revolutions per minute (rpm).When trip meter A is selected, pressingthe selector again within one second willchange to trip meter B mode.When trip meter A is selected, TRIP Awill be displayed. When trip meter B isselected, TRIP B will be displayed. Red zoneThe trip meter records the total distance 2.3-liter turbocharged enginethe vehicle is driven until the meter is 2.0-liter engineagain reset. Return it to “0.0” by holding 2.5-liter enginethe selector depressed for 1 second ormore. Use this meter to measure tripdistances and to compute fuel CAUTIONconsumption. Do not run the engine with the tachometer needle in the RED ZONE.NOTE This may cause severe enginel Only the trip meters record tenths of damage. kilometers (miles).l The trip record will be erased when: l The power supply is interrupted (blown qFuel Gauge fuse or the battery is disconnected). The fuel gauge shows approximately how l The vehicle is driven over 999.9 km much fuel is remaining in the tank when (mile). the ignition is switched ON. We recommend keeping the tank over 1/4 full. Full 1/4 Full5-38Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page199Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (199,1) Driving Your Mazda Instrument Cluster and Indicators If the gauge indicates that the fuel level is NOTE near E, refuel as soon as possible. Display of the turbos charging pressure can be switched off using the following operation. NOTE l After refueling, it may require some time for 1. Switch the ignition ON. the indicator to stabilize. In addition, the 2. Press the selector six times within five indicator may deviate while driving on a seconds. slope or curve since the fuel moves in the ON is displayed in the odometer/trip meter. tank. If the selector is pressed while ON is l The direction of the arrow ( ) indicates displayed, OFF is displayed. that the fuel-filler lid is on the right side of the vehicle. 3. Press the selector for 1 second or longer while OFF is displayed. qBoost Gauge (2.3-liter To turn the display on, press the selector as in turbocharged engine) Step 2 until ON is displayed, then press the The turbos charging pressure is displayed selector again for 1 second or longer while while driving. ON is displayed. Boost Gauge Selector Odometer/Trip meter 5-39Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page200Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (200,1)Driving Your MazdaInstrument Cluster and IndicatorsqDashboard Illumination To cancel the illumination dimmer, press the dashboard illumination knob.Rotate the knob to adjust the brightness ofthe instrument cluster and other NOTEilluminations in the dashboard. l This symbol ( ) indicates the knob toNOTE adjust the brightness of the dashboardl The brightness of dashboard illuminations illumination. can be adjusted when the headlight switch l If the illumination dimmer is cancelled, the is in the or position. instrument cluster and the informationl When the dashboard illumination display will not dim when the headlight brightness cannot be adjusted any more, a switch is turned to the or position beep sound will be heard. again. Press the dashboard illuminationl (Black-out meter) knob to activate the illumination dimmer. The brightness of the instrument cluster illumination can be adjusted when the headlight switch is in any position. Dim BrightCanceling the illumination dimmerWhen the headlight switch is in theor position, the illumination of theinstrument cluster and the informationdisplay dims.When driving on snowy or foggy roads,or in other situations when the instrumentcluster or information displays visibilityis reduced due to glare from surroundingbrightness, cancel the illuminationdimmer and increase the illuminationintensity.5-40Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page201Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (201,1) Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds Warning/Indicator Lights Warning/Indicator lights will appear in any of the highlighted areas Signal Warning/Indicator Lights Page Brake System Warning Light 5-43 Charging System Warning Light 5-45 Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light 5-45 Check Engine Light 5-46 High Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light (Red) 5-46 ABS Warning Light 5-44 Air Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light 5-47 5-41Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page202Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (202,1)Driving Your MazdaWarning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds Signal Warning/Indicator Lights Page Low Fuel Warning Light 5-47 Check Fuel Cap Warning Light 5-47 Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep 5-47 Door-Ajar Warning Light 5-49 Low Washer Fluid Level Warning Light 5-49 Automatic Transaxle Warning Light 5-49 Tire Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light 5-50 KEY Warning Light (Red)/KEY Indicator Light (Green) 5-52 Security Indicator Light 5-53 Headlight High-Beam Indicator Light 5-54 Shift Position Indicator Light 5-54 Low Engine Coolant Temperature Indicator Light (Blue) 5-54 TCS/DSC Indicator Light 5-54 DSC OFF Indicator Light 5-55 AFS OFF Indicator Light 5-55 Cruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)/Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green) 5-555-42Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page203Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (203,1) Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds Signal Warning/Indicator Lights Page Lights-On Indicator Light 5-56 Power Steering Malfunction Indicator Light 5-56 Turn Signal/Hazard Warning Indicator Lights 5-56 qBrake System Warning Light You may notice that the pedal is harder to depress or that it may go closer to the floor. In either case, it will take longer to stop the vehicle. 1. With the engine stopped, open the hood and check the brake fluid level immediately, and then add fluid if required (page 8-23). This warning has the following functions: 2. After adding fluid, check the light Brake system warning í again. Illuminates when there is a malfunction in If the warning light remains on, or if the the brake switch. brakes do not operate properly, do not Parking brake warning drive the vehicle. Have it towed to an The light illuminates when the parking Authorized Mazda Dealer. brake is applied with the ignition switched to START or ON. It turns off when the Even if the light turns off have your brake parking brake is fully released. system inspected as soon as possible by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Low brake fluid level warning NOTE If the light stays on after the parking brake Having to add brake fluid is sometimes an is fully released, you may have a brake indicator of leakage. Consult an Authorized problem. Mazda Dealer as soon as possible even if the brake light is no longer illuminated. Drive to the side of the road and park off the right-of-way. í Some models. 5-43Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page204Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (204,1)Driving Your MazdaWarning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds NOTE WARNING l When the engine is jump-started to chargeDo not drive with the brake system the battery, uneven rpm occurs and the ABSwarning light illuminated. Contact an warning light may illuminate. If this occurs,Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the it is the result of the weak battery and doesbrakes inspected as soon as possible: not indicate an ABS malfunction. Driving with the brake system Recharge the battery. warning light illuminated is l (With DSC vehicles) dangerous. It indicates that your The brake assist system does not operate brakes may not work at all or that while the ABS warning light is illuminated. they could completely fail at any time. If this light remains qElectronic Brake Force illuminated, after checking that the Distribution System Warning parking brake is fully released, have the brakes inspected immediately.qABS Warning Light If the electronic brake force distribution control unit determines that some components are operating incorrectly, the control unit may illuminate the brakeThe warning light stays on for a few system warning light and the ABSseconds when the ignition is switched warning light on simultaneously. TheON. problem is likely to be the electronic brake force distribution system.If the ABS warning light stays on whileyoure driving, the ABS control unit hasdetected a system malfunction. If thisoccurs, your brakes will function normallyas if the vehicle had no ABS.Should this happen, consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer as soon as possible.5-44Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page205Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (205,1) Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds qEngine Oil Pressure Warning Light WARNING Do not drive with both the ABS warning light and brake warning light illuminated. Have the vehicle towed to an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the brakes inspected as soon as possible: Driving when the brake system warning light and ABS warning light This warning light illuminates when the are illuminated simultaneously is ignition is switched ON and turns off dangerous. when the engine is started. When both lights are illuminated, the rear wheels could lock more quickly This warning light indicates low engine in an emergency stop than under oil pressure. normal circumstances. If the light illuminates while driving: qCharging System Warning Light 1. Drive to the side of the road and park off the right-of-way on level ground. 2. Turn off the engine and wait 5 minutes for the oil to drain back into the oil pan. 3. Inspect the engine oil level (page 8-20). If its low, add the appropriate amount This warning light illuminates when the of engine oil while being careful not to ignition is switched ON and turns off overfill. when the engine is started. 4. Start the engine and check the warning light. If the warning light illuminates while driving, it indicates a malfunction of the If the light remains illuminated even after alternator or of the charging system. you add oil, stop the engine immediately Drive to the side of the road and park off and have your vehicle towed to an the right-of-way. Consult an Authorized Authorized Mazda Dealer. Mazda Dealer. CAUTION CAUTION Do not run the engine if the oil Do not continue driving when the pressure is low. It could result in charging system warning light is extensive engine damage. illuminated because the engine could stop unexpectedly. 5-45Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page206Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (206,1)Driving Your MazdaWarning/Indicator Lights and Beep SoundsqCheck Engine Light qHigh Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light (Red)This indicator light illuminates when theignition is switched ON and turns off When the ignition is switched ON, thewhen the engine is started. light illuminates momentarily and then turns off.If this light illuminates while driving, the The light flashes when the engine coolantvehicle may have a problem. It is temperature is extremely high, andimportant to note the driving conditions illuminates when the engine coolantwhen the light illuminated and consult an temperature increases further.Authorized Mazda Dealer. Handling ProcedureThe check engine light may illuminate in Flashing lightthe following cases: l The fuel tank level being very low or Drive slowly to reduce engine load. approaching empty. Illuminated light l The engines electrical system has a This indicates the possibility of problem. l The emission control system has a overheating. Park the vehicle in a safe place immediately and take appropriate problem. l The fuel-filler cap is missing or not measures. Refer to Overheating (page 7-15). tightened securely.If the check engine light remains on or CAUTIONflashes continuously, do not drive at high Do not drive the vehicle with the highspeeds and consult an Authorized Mazda engine coolant temperature warningDealer as soon as possible. light illuminated. Otherwise, it could result in damage to the engine.5-46Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page207Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (207,1) Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt qLow Fuel Warning Light Pretensioner System Warning Light This warning light signals that the fuel If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner tank will soon be empty. system is working properly, the warning Refuel as soon as possible. light illuminates when the ignition is switched ON or after the engine is qCheck Fuel Cap Warning Light cranked. The warning light turns off after a specified period of time. A system malfunction is indicated if the warning light constantly flashes, constantly illuminates or does not illuminate at all when the ignition is switched ON. If any of these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as This warning light illuminates for a few soon as possible. The system may not seconds when the ignition is switched work in an accident. ON. WARNING If the check fuel cap warning light illuminates while driving, the fuel-filler Never tamper with the air bag/ cap may not be installed properly. Stop pretensioner systems and always have the engine and reinstall the fuel-filler cap. an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform Refer to the fuel-filler cap on page 3-48. all servicing and repairs: Self-servicing or tampering with the systems is dangerous. An air bag/ qSeat Belt Warning Light/Beep pretensioner could accidentally activate or become disabled causing serious injury or death. The seat belt warning light illuminates and a beep sound will be heard if the drivers seat belt is not fastened when the ignition is switched ON. 5-47Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page208Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (208,1)Driving Your MazdaWarning/Indicator Lights and Beep SoundsConditions of operation Driver seated/Front passenger not Condition Result seated*1 The warning light The belt minder is a supplementalThe drivers seat belt is not illuminates for about 1 warning to the seat belt warning function.fastened when the ignition is minute and a beep If the drivers seat belt is not fastenedswitched ON. sound will be heard when the ignition is switched ON, the for about 6 seconds. warning light/beep operates to give youThe drivers seat belt is further reminders according to the chart The warning lightfastened while the warninglight and the beep sound are turns off and the beep below. sound stops. *1 The belt minder operates according toactivated. The warning light will the chart below even if the frontThe drivers seat belt is passenger is seated (Without Driver not illuminate and thefastened before the ignition beep sound will not be and Front Passenger Occupantis switched ON. heard. Classification System).Belt minder Vehicle speed Between 0 ― 20 20 km/hNOTE Condition km/h (12 mph) orConsult an Authorized Mazda Dealer to (0 ― 12 mph) moredeactivate or restore the belt minder. Though Seat beltthe belt minder can be deactivated, doing so (Driver)will defeat the purpose of the system to warn Indicatorthe driver and the front passenger in the eventthat their seat belts are not fastened. For the Beepsafety of the driver and front passenger, Mazda : Fastenedrecommends not deactivating the belt minder. : Unfastened : Illuminated : Flashing : Beep Once the beep sound is heard, it continues sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound period has passed.5-48Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page209Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (209,1) Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds Driver seated/Front passenger seated qDoor-Ajar Warning Light The seat belt warning function reminds the front passenger to fasten the seat belt according to the chart below. Vehicle speed Condition Between 0 ― 20 20 km/h km/h (12 mph) or (0 ― 12 mph) more Seat belt (Driver) This warning light illuminates when any Seat belt door, trunk, or liftgate is not securely (Passenger) closed. Indicator Close the door, trunk, or liftgate securely before driving the vehicle. Beep : Fastened qLow Washer Fluid Level : Unfastened Warning Light í : Illuminated : Flashing : Beep Placing heavy items on the front passenger seat may cause the front passenger seat belt warning function to operate depending on the weight of the item. This warning light indicates that little Once the beep sound is heard, it continues washer fluid remains. Add fluid (page sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers 8-26). to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound qAutomatic Transaxle Warning period has passed. Light (Automatic Transaxle) NOTE l To allow the front passenger seat weight sensor to function properly, do not place and sit on an additional seat cushion on the front passenger seat. The sensor may not function properly because the additional seat cushion could cause sensor interference. This warning light stays on for a few l When a small child sits on the front seconds when the ignition is switched passenger seat, it is possible that neither ON. the warning light nor the warning beep The light illuminates when the transaxle operate. has a problem. í Some models. 5-49Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page210Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (210,1)Driving Your MazdaWarning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds CAUTION WARNING If the automatic transaxle warning If the tire pressure monitoring system light illuminates, the transaxle has warning light illuminates or flashes, or an electrical problem. Continuing to the tire pressure warning beep sound is drive your Mazda in this condition heard, decrease vehicle speed could cause damage to your immediately and avoid sudden transaxle. Consult an Authorized maneuvering and braking: Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. If the tire pressure monitoring system warning light illuminates or flashes,qTire Pressure Monitoring System or the tire pressure warning beep (TPMS) Warning Light í sound is heard, it is dangerous to drive the vehicle at high speeds, or perform sudden maneuvering or braking. Vehicle drivability could worsen and result in an accident. To determine if you have a slow leak or a flat, pull over to a safe position where you can check the visual condition of the tire and determine ifThis warning light illuminates for a few you have enough air to proceed to aseconds when the ignition is switched place where air may be added andON. the system monitored again by an Authorized Mazda Dealer or a tireThereafter, the warning light illuminates repair station.and a beep is heard when tire pressure istoo low in one or more tires, and flashes Do not ignore the TPMS Warning Light:when there is a system malfunction. Ignoring the TPMS warning light is dangerous, even if you know why it is illuminated. Have the problem taken care of as soon as possible before it develops into a more serious situation that could lead to tire failure and a dangerous accident. Warning light illuminates/Warning beep sounds When the warning light illuminates, and the warning beep sound is heard (about 3 seconds), tire pressure is too low in one or more tires. í5-50 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page211Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (211,1) Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds Adjust the tire pressure to the correct tire NOTE pressure. Refer to the specification charts l Perform tire pressure adjustment when the (page 10-11). tires are cold. Tire pressure will vary according to the tire temperature, therefore CAUTION let the vehicle stand for 1 hour or only drive it 1.6 km (1 mile) or less before adjusting When replacing/repairing the tires or the tire pressures. When pressure is wheels or both, have the work done adjusted on hot tires to the cold inflation by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or pressure, the TPMS warning light/beep may the tire pressure sensors may be turn on after the tires cool and pressure damaged. drops below specification. Also, an illuminated TPMS warning light, resulting from the tire air pressure dropping due to cold ambient temperature, may turn off if the ambient temperature rises. In this case, it will also be necessary to adjust the tire air pressures. If the TPMS warning light illuminates due to a drop in tire air pressure, make sure to check and adjust the tire air pressures. l After adjusting the tire air pressures, it may require some time for the TPMS warning light to turn off. If the TPMS warning light remains illuminated, drive the vehicle at a speed of at least 25 km/h (16 mph) for 10 minutes, and then verify that it turns off. l Tires lose air naturally over time and the TPMS cannot tell if the tires are getting too soft over time or you have a flat. However, when you find one low tire in a set of four- that is an indication of trouble; you should have someone drive the vehicle slowly forward so you can inspect any low tire for cuts and any metal objects sticking through tread or sidewall. Put a few drops of water in the valve stem to see if it bubbles indicating a bad valve. Leaks need to be addressed by more than simply refilling the trouble tire as leaks are dangerous - take it to an Authorized Mazda Dealer which has all the equipment to fix tires, TPMS systems and order the best replacement tire for your vehicle. 5-51Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page212Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (212,1)Driving Your MazdaWarning/Indicator Lights and Beep SoundsIf the warning light illuminates again evenafter the tire pressures are adjusted, there WARNINGmay be a tire puncture. Replace the Do not drive the vehicle with the KEYpunctured tire with the temporary spare warning light illuminated:tire (page 7-9). If the KEY warning light remains illuminated, do not continue to driveNOTE using the advanced key system. ParkA tire pressure sensor is not installed to the the vehicle in a safe place and usetemporary spare tire. The warning light will the auxiliary key to continue drivingflash continuously while the temporary spare the vehicle. Have the vehicletire is being used. inspected at an Authorized MazdaWarning light flashes Dealer as soon as possible.When the warning light flashes, there may When flashingbe a system malfunction. Consult an l Under the following conditions, theAuthorized Mazda Dealer. KEY warning light (red) flashes to inform the driver that the push buttonqKEY Warning Light (Red)/KEY start will not switch to ACC even if it Indicator Light (Green) (with is pressed from off. Advanced Key) l The advanced key battery is dead. l The advanced key is not within operational range. l The advanced key is placed in areas where it is difficult for the system to detect the signal (page 3-7). l A key from another manufacturer similar to the advanced key is in the operational range.This indicator has two colors.KEY Warning Light (Red)When illuminatedl When the push button start is pressed ON, it illuminates momentarily and then turns off.l If any malfunction occurs in the advanced keyless system, it illuminates continuously.5-52Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page213Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (213,1) Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds l Under the following conditions, the Refer to Advanced Key Maintenance on KEY warning light (red) will flash page 3-7. continuously when the push button NOTE start has not been pressed off to notify The advanced key can be set so that the KEY the driver that the advanced key has indicator light (green) does not flash even if been removed. The KEY warning light the battery power is low. (red) will stop flashing when the Refer to Personalization Features on page advanced key is back inside the 10-12. vehicle: l The push button start has not been pressed off, the drivers door is qSecurity Indicator Light open, and the advanced key is removed from the vehicle. l The push button start has not been pressed off and all the doors are closed after removing the advanced key from the vehicle. NOTE Because the advanced key utilizes low-intensity This indicator light starts flashing every 2 radio waves, the Advanced Key Removed From seconds when the ignition is switched Vehicle Warning may activate if the advanced from ON to ACC and the immobilizer key is carried together with a metal object or it system is armed. is placed in a poor signal reception area. The light stops flashing when the ignition KEY Indicator Light (Green) is switched ON with the correct ignition key. When illuminated At this time, the immobilizer system is When the brake pedal is depressed with disarmed and the light illuminates for an automatic transaxle or the clutch pedal about 3 seconds and then turns off. is depressed with a manual transaxle, the system confirms that the correct advanced If the engine does not start with the key is inside the vehicle, the KEY correct ignition key, and the security indicator light (green) illuminates, and the indicator light keeps illuminating or push button start can be pressed to ACC flashing, the system may have a (page 3-12). malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. When flashing When the push button start is pressed off from ON, the KEY indicator light (green) flashes for approximately 30 seconds indicating that the remaining battery power is low. Replace with a new battery before the advanced key becomes unusable. 5-53Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page214Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (214,1)Driving Your MazdaWarning/Indicator Lights and Beep SoundsqHeadlight High-Beam Indicator qLow Engine Coolant Temperature Light Indicator Light (Blue)This light indicates one of two things: When the ignition is switched ON, thel The high-beam headlights are on. light illuminates momentarily and thenl The turn signal lever is in the flash-to- turns off. pass position. The light illuminates continuously when the engine coolant temperature is low andqShift Position Indicator Light turns off after the engine has reached (Automatic Transaxle) normal operating temperature.This indicates the selected shift position. NOTE If the low engine coolant temperature indicator light remains illuminated after the engine has been sufficiently warmed up, the temperature sensor could have a malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. qTCS/DSC Indicator Light í This indicator light stays on for a few seconds when the ignition is switched ON. If the TCS or DSC is operating, the Gear position indicator indicator light flashes. If the light stays on, the TCS or DSC may have a malfunction and they may notIn manual mode, the “M” of the shift operate correctly. Take your vehicle to anposition indicator illuminates and the Authorized Mazda Dealer.numeral for the selected gear displays inthe gear position indicator. í5-54 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page215Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (215,1) Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds NOTE The following conditions could indicate l In addition to the indicator light flashing, a that the system is malfunctioning. If one slight lugging sound will come from the of the following conditions occurs, engine. This indicates that the TCS is consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. operating properly. l The AFS OFF indicator light does not l On slippery surfaces, such as fresh snow, it illuminate even though the ignition is will be impossible to achieve high rpm switched ON. when the TCS is on. l The AFS OFF indicator light flashes continuously. qDSC OFF Indicator Light í NOTE Even if the AFS is not operating due to some malfunction, the normal headlight function is still operable. qCruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)/Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green) í This indicator light stays on for a few seconds when the ignition is switched ON. It also illuminates when the DSC OFF switch is pressed and TCS/DSC is switched off (page 5-28). If the light stays on when the TCS/DSC is not switched off, take your vehicle to an The indicator light has two colors. Authorized Mazda Dealer. The dynamic Cruise Main Indicator Light (Amber) stability control may have a malfunction. The indicator light illuminates amber when the ON switch is pressed and the qAFS OFF Indicator Light í cruise control system is activated. The AFS OFF indicator light illuminates Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green) briefly when the ignition is switched ON, and then turns off. The indicator light illuminates green when Pressing the AFS OFF switch cancels the a cruising speed has been set. AFS function and illuminates the indicator light. í Some models. 5-55Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page216Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (216,1)Driving Your MazdaWarning/Indicator Lights and Beep SoundsqLights-On Indicator Light NOTE (Black-out meter) l The power steering system is inoperable when the power steering malfunction indicator light illuminates. Steering is possible, but requires more physical effort. l Repeatedly jerking the steering wheel left and right while the vehicle is stopped or moving extremely slowly will cause the power steering system to go into protective mode which will make the steering feelThis indicator light illuminates when the heavy, but this does not indicate aexterior lights and dashboard illumination malfunction. If this occurs, park the vehicleare on. safely and wait a few minutes for the system to return to normal.qPower Steering Malfunction Indicator Light qTurn Signal/Hazard Warning Indicator LightsThis indicator light illuminates when theignition is switched ON, and turns off When operating the turn signal lights, thewhen the engine is started. left or right turn signal indicator light flashes to indicate which turn signal lightIf the light remains illuminated after the is operating (page 5-64).engine is started, or illuminates whiledriving, turn off the engine after parking When operating the hazard warningin a safe place, and then start the engine lights, both turn signal indicator lightsagain. flash (page 5-71).If the light does not illuminate afterrestarting the engine, this indicates that NOTEthe power steering is restored and normal If an indicator light remains illuminated (doessteering is possible. not flash) or if it flashes abnormally, one of theIf the light remains illuminated, the power turn signal bulbs may be burned out.steering is still inoperable. Consult anAuthorized Mazda Dealer.5-56Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page217Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (217,1) Driving Your Mazda Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds Beep Sounds qSeat Belt Warning Beep If the drivers seat belt is not fastened qAir Bag/Front Seat Belt when the ignition is switched ON, a beep Pretensioner System Warning Beep sound will be heard for about 6 seconds. If the driver or the front passengers seat If a malfunction is detected in the air bag/ belt is not fastened and the vehicle is front seat belt pretensioner systems and driven at a speed faster than about 20 the warning light, a warning beep sound km/h (12 mph), a beep sound will be will be heard for about 5 seconds every heard again for a specified period of time. minute. Refer to Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep on page 5-47. The air bag and seat belt pretensioner system warning beep sound will continue to be heard for approximately 35 minutes. qIgnition Key Reminder Have your vehicle inspected at an If the ignition is switched off or the Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as ignition is switched to ACC with the key possible. inserted, a continuous beep sound will be heard when the drivers door is opened. WARNING NOTE Do not drive the vehicle with the air A personalized function is available to change bag/front seat belt pretensioner system the sound volume for the ignition key reminder. warning beep sounding: Refer to Personalization Features on page Driving the vehicle with the air bag/ 10-12. front seat belt pretensioner system warning beep sounding is dangerous. In a collision, the air bags and the qLights-On Reminder front seat belt pretensioner system If lights are on and the key is removed will not deploy and this could result from the ignition switch, a continuous in death or serious injury. beep sound will be heard when the Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer drivers door is opened. to have the vehicle inspected as soon as possible. NOTE l When the advanced keyless function is used and the push button start is pressed to ACC, the “Push Button Start Not in OFF Warning Beep” (page 3-22) overrides the lights-on reminder. l A personalized function is available to change the sound volume for the lights-on reminder. Refer to Personalization Features on page 10-12. 5-57Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page218Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (218,1)Driving Your MazdaWarning/Indicator Lights and Beep SoundsqTire Inflation Pressure Warning Beep íThe warning beep sound will be heard forabout 3 seconds when there is anyabnormality in tire inflation pressures(page 5-30).qAdvanced Keyless Warning íWarning indicators for the advanced key,such as “the advanced key removed fromvehicle warning”, use a beep sound andwarning/indicator lights in the instrumentcluster.Refer to Warning and Beep Sounds onpage 3-22. í5-58 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page219Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (219,1) Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Lighting Control qHeadlights Turn the headlight switch to turn the headlights, other exterior lights and dashboard illumination on or off. NOTE To prevent discharging the battery, do not leave the lights on while the engine is off unless safety requires them. Without AUTO position Switch Position Headlights Off Off On Taillights Parking lights License lights Off On On Side-marker lights Dashboard illumination With AUTO position 5-59Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page220Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (220,1)Driving Your MazdaSwitches and Controls Switch PositionHeadlights Off Off OnTaillightsParking lights AutoLicense lights Off On OnSide-marker lightsDashboard illuminationAUTO (Auto-light control)When the headlight switch is in the AUTO position and the ignition is switched ON, thelight sensor senses the surrounding lightness or darkness and automatically turns theheadlights, other exterior lights and dashboard illumination on or off (see chart above). CAUTION Ø Do not shade the light sensor by adhering a sticker or a label on the windshield. Otherwise the light sensor will not operate correctly. Light sensor Ø The light sensor also works as a rain sensor for the auto-wiper control. Keep hands and scrapers clear of the windshield when the wiper lever is in the AUTO position and the ignition is switched ON as fingers could be pinched or the wipers and wiper blades damaged when the wipers activate automatically. If you are going to clean the windshield, be sure the wipers are turned off completely ― this is particularly important when clearing ice and snow ― when it is particularly tempting to leave the engine running.5-60Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page221Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (221,1) Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls NOTE l The headlights, other exterior lights and dashboard illumination may not turn off immediately even if the surrounding area becomes well-lit because the light sensor determines that it is nighttime if the surrounding area is continuously dark for several minutes such as inside long tunnels, traffic jams inside tunnels, or in indoor parking lots. In this case, the light turns off if the light switch is turned to the OFF position. l The dashboard illumination can be adjusted by rotating the knob in the instrument cluster. Also, the day/night mode can be changed by pressing the knob. To adjust the brightness of the dashboard illumination: Refer to Dashboard Illumination on page 5-40. l When the headlight switch is in the AUTO position and the ignition is switched to ACC or the ignition is switched off, the headlights, other exterior lights and dashboard illumination will turn off. l The sensitivity of the AUTO lights may be changed by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Refer to Personalization Features on page 10-12. Xenon fusion headlight bulbs í The low-beam bulbs of the headlights have xenon fusion bulbs that produce a bright white beam over a wide area. WARNING Do not replace the xenon fusion bulbs yourself Replacing the xenon fusion bulbs yourself is dangerous. Because the xenon fusion bulbs require high voltage, you could receive an electric shock if the bulbs are handled incorrectly. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer when the replacement is necessary. NOTE If the headlights flicker, or the brightness weakens, the bulb-life may be depleted and a replacement is necessary. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. í Some models. 5-61Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page222Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (222,1)Driving Your MazdaSwitches and ControlsqLights-On Reminder qFlashing the HeadlightsIf lights are on and the key is removed To flash the headlights, pull the lever fullyfrom the ignition switch, a continuous towards you (the headlight switch doesbeep sound will be heard when the not need to be on). The lever will return todrivers door is opened. the normal position when released.NOTEl When the advanced keyless function is used OFF and the push button start is pressed to ACC, the “Push Button Start Not in OFF Warning Beep” (page 3-22) overrides the lights-on reminder. Flashingl A personalized function is available to change the sound volume for the lights-on reminder. Refer to Personalization Features on page 10-12.qHeadlight High-Low BeamPress the lever forward to turn on the high qHeadlight Leveling íbeams. The number of passengers and weight ofPull the lever back to its original position cargo in the luggage compartment changefor the low beams. the angle of the headlights. Auto type The angle of the headlights will be High beam automatically adjusted when turning on the headlights. Manual type Low beam The headlight leveling switch adjusts this angle. í5-62 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page223Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (223,1) Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Select the proper setting from the qAdaptive Front Lighting System following chart. (AFS) í (2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engine models) The adaptive front lighting system (AFS) automatically adjusts the headlight beams Front seat Rear Switch seat Load Position to the left or right in conjunction with the Driver Passenger operation of the steering wheel after the × ― ― ― 0 headlights have been turned on and the × × ― ― 0 vehicle speed is about 2 km/h (2 mph) or × × × ― 1 higher. × × × × 2 × ― ― × 3 AFS OFF indicator light ×: Yes The AFS OFF indicator light illuminates ―: No briefly when the ignition is switched ON, and then turns off. (2.3-liter turbocharged engine model) Pressing the AFS OFF switch cancels the Front seat Rear Switch AFS function and illuminates the Load Driver Passenger seat Position indicator light. × ― ― ― 0 × × ― ― 0 × × × ― 1 × × × × 2 × ― ― × 2 ×: Yes ―: No The following conditions could indicate that the system is malfunctioning. If one of the following conditions occurs, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. l The AFS OFF indicator light does not illuminate even though the ignition is switched ON. l The AFS OFF indicator light flashes continuously. NOTE Even if the AFS is not operating due to some malfunction, the normal headlight function is still operable. AFS OFF switch Pressing the AFS OFF switch turns off the AFS. í Some models. 5-63Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page224Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (224,1)Driving Your MazdaSwitches and ControlsPressing the AFS OFF switch again turnsoff the AFS OFF indicator light and turns Turn and Lane-Changeon the AFS. Signals Turn Signals Move the signal lever down (for a left turn) or up (for a right turn) to the stop position. The signal will self-cancel after the turn is completed. If the indicator light continues to flash after a turn, manually return the lever to its original position. Right turnqDaytime Running Lights (Canada) Right lane changeIn Canada, vehicles must be driven withthe headlights on during daytime OFFoperation. Left lane changeFor that reason, the daytime running lightsautomatically turn on when the ignition isswitched ON. Left turnNOTE Green indicators on the dashboard showThe Daytime Running Lights turn off when the which signal is working.parking brake is applied. Lane-change signals Move the lever slightly toward the direction of the change ―until the indicator flashes― and hold it there. It will return to the off position when released. NOTE l If an indicator light stays on without flashing or if it flashes abnormally, one of the turn signal bulbs may be burned out. l A personalized function is available to change the turn indicator sound volume. Refer to Personalization Features on page 10-12.5-64Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page225Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (225,1) Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Fog Lights í Windshield Wipers and Use this switch to turn on the fog lights. Washer They help you to see as well as to be seen. The ignition must be switched ON. To turn the fog lights on, rotate the fog light switch to the position. WARNING The headlight switch must be in the Use only windshield washer fluid or position before turning on the fog lights. plain water in the reservoir: Using radiator antifreeze as washer fluid is dangerous. If sprayed on the windshield, it will dirty the windshield, affect your visibility, and could result in an accident. Only use windshield washer fluid mixed with anti-freeze protection in freezing weather conditions: Fog light switch Using windshield washer fluid without anti-freeze protection in freezing weather conditions is dangerous as it could freeze on the To turn them off, rotate the fog light windshield and block your vision switch to the OFF position or turn the which could cause an accident. headlight switch to the or OFF In addition, make sure the position. windshield is sufficiently warmed using the defroster before spraying NOTE the washer fluid. l The fog lights will turn off when the headlights are set at high beam. l (With auto-light control) If the fog light switch is in the ON position and the headlight switch is in the AUTO position, the fog lights will be turned on when the headlights, the exterior lights and dashboard illumination are automatically turned on. í Some models. 5-65Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page226Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (226,1)Driving Your MazdaSwitches and ControlsNOTE Switch PositionBecause heavy ice and snow can jam the wiper Type Type Wiper operation No.blades, the wiper motor is protected from A Bmotor breakdown, overheating and possible Single wipe cycle (mist)fire by a circuit breaker. This mechanism willautomatically stop operation of the blades, but Intermittentonly for about 5 minutes. Low speedIf this happens, turn off the wiper switch andpark off the right-of-way, and remove the snow High speedand ice.After 5 minutes, turn on the switch and the With AUTO positionblades should operate normally. If they do notresume functioning, consult an AuthorizedMazda Dealer as soon as possible. Drive tothe side of the road and park off the right-of-way. Wait until the weather clears before tryingto drive with the wipers inoperative.qWindshield WipersTurn the wipers on by pressing the leverup or down.With INT position Switch Position Type Type Wiper operation No. A B Single wipe cycle (mist) Auto control Low speed High speed5-66Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page227Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (227,1) Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Variable-speed intermittent wipers The sensitivity of the rain sensor can be Set the lever to the intermittent position adjusted by turning the switch on the and choose the interval timing by rotating wiper lever. the ring. From the center position (normal), rotate the switch downward for higher sensitivity (faster response) or rotate it upward for less sensitivity (slower response). Higher sensitivity Switch INT ring Center position AUTO (Auto-wiper control) Less sensitivity When the wiper lever is in the AUTO position, the rain sensor senses the amount of rainfall on the windshield and turns the wipers on or off automatically CAUTION (off―intermittent―low speed―high Ø Do not shade the rain sensor by speed). adhering a sticker or a label on the windshield. Otherwise the rain sensor will not operate correctly. Rain sensor 5-67Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page228Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (228,1)Driving Your MazdaSwitches and Controls Ø When the wiper lever is in the NOTE AUTO position and the ignition is l Switching the auto-wiper lever from the switched ON, the wipers may OFF to the AUTO position while driving at move automatically in the a vehicle speed of 4 km/h (2 mph) or higher following cases: (or after driving the vehicle) activates the Ø If the windshield above the rain windshield wipers once, after which they sensor is touched or wiped with operate according to the rainfall amount. a cloth. l The auto-wiper control may not operate Ø If the windshield is struck with when the rain sensor temperature is about a hand or other object from _10 °C (14 °F) or lower, or about 85 °C either outside or inside the (185 °F) or higher. vehicle. l If the windshield is coated with water Keep hands and scrapers clear of repellent, the rain sensor may not be able to the windshield when the wiper sense the amount of rainfall correctly and lever is in the AUTO position and auto-wiper control may not operate the ignition is switched ON as properly. fingers could be pinched or the l If dirt or foreign matter (Such as ice or wipers and wiper blades damaged matter containing salt water) adheres to the when the wipers activate windshield above the rain sensor or if the automatically. windshield is iced, it could cause the wipers If you are going to clean the to move automatically. However, if the windshield, be sure the wipers are wipers cannot remove this ice, dirt or turned off completely―this is foreign matter, the auto-wiper control will particularly important when stop operation. In this case, set the wiper clearing ice and snow―when it is lever to the low speed position or high most likely that the engine is left speed position for manual operation, or running. remove the ice, dirt or foreign matter by hand to restore the auto-wiper operation. l If the auto-wiper lever is left in the AUTO position, the wipers could operate automatically from the effect of strong light sources, electromagnetic waves, or infrared light because the rain sensor uses an optical sensor. It is recommended that the auto-wiper lever be switched to the OFF position other than when driving the vehicle under rainy conditions.5-68Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page229Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (229,1) Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls qWindshield Washer Rear Window Wiper and Pull the lever toward you and hold it to Washer (5 Door) spray washer fluid. The ignition must be switched ON. OFF qRear Window Wiper Washer NOTE With the wiper lever in the OFF or INT (Type A)/AUTO (Type B) position, the wipers will operate continuously until the lever is Turn the wiper on by turning the rear released. wiper/washer switch. If the washer does not work, inspect the ON ― Normal fluid level (page 8-26). If its normal, INT ― Intermittent consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. qRear Window Washer To spray washer fluid, turn the rear wiper/ washer switch to the position. After the switch is released, the washer will stop. If the washer does not work, inspect the fluid level (page 8-26). If its normal and the washer still does not work, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. 5-69Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page230Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (230,1)Driving Your MazdaSwitches and Controls Manual Type Air-Conditioning Rear Window DefrosterThe rear window defroster clears frost, Indicator lightfog, and thin ice from the rear window.The ignition must be switched ON.Press the switch to turn on the rearwindow defroster. The rear windowdefroster operates for about 15 minutesand turns off automatically.The indicator light illuminates duringoperation.To turn off the rear window defroster CAUTIONbefore the 15 minutes has elapsed, press Do not use sharp instruments orthe switch again. window cleaners with abrasives to clean the inside of the rear windowFully Automatic Type Air-Conditioning surface. They may damage the defroster grid inside the window. Indicator light NOTE This defroster is not designed for melting snow. If there is an accumulation of snow on the rear window, remove it before using the defroster. qMirror Defroster í To turn on the mirror defrosters, switch the ignition ON and press the rear window defroster switch (page 5-70). í5-70 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page231Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (231,1) Driving Your Mazda Switches and Controls Horn Hazard Warning Flasher To sound the horn, press the mark on The hazard warning lights should always the steering wheel. 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. Hazard warning flasher Depress the hazard warning flasher and all the turn signals will flash. NOTE l The turn signals do not work when the hazard warning lights are on. l 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. 5-71Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page232Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (232,1)5-72Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page233Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (233,1) 6 Interior Comfort Use of various features for drive comfort, including air-conditioning and audio system. Climate Control System .......................... 6-2 Interior Equipment ............................... 6-94 Operating Tips .................................... 6-2 Sunvisors ........................................... 6-94 Vent Operation .................................... 6-3 Interior Lights ................................... 6-94 Types of the Climate Control Information Display .......................... 6-96 System ................................................. 6-5 Multi Information Display í ............. 6-98 Manual Type í .................................... 6-6 Cup Holder ...................................... 6-108 Fully Automatic Type í .................... 6-10 Bottle Holder ................................... 6-109 Storage Compartments .................... 6-110 Audio System ......................................... 6-16 Accessory Sockets ........................... 6-113 Antenna ............................................. 6-16 Operating Tips for Audio System ..... 6-17 Audio Set .......................................... 6-27 Audio Control Switch Operation í .... 6-56 AUX Mode (Auxiliary input) ........... 6-59 Safety Certification ........................... 6-61 Bluetooth Audio ..................................... 6-62 Bluetooth Audio í ............................. 6-62 Bluetooth Hands-Free ........................... 6-71 Bluetooth Hands-Free í .................... 6-71 Basic Bluetooth Hands-Free Operation .......................................... 6-75 Convenient Use of the Hands-Free System ............................................... 6-80 Hands-Free Setting ............................ 6-86 When Bluetooth Hands-Free Cannot be Used .................................................. 6-92 Safety Certification ........................... 6-93 Mazda Bluetooth Hands-Free Customer Service .............................................. 6-93 í Some models. 6-1Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page234Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (234,1)Interior ComfortClimate Control System Operating Tips qNot Using for a Long Period Run the air conditioner about 10 minutesqOperating the Climate Control at least once a month to keep internal System parts lubricated.Operate the climate control system withthe engine running. qCheck the Refrigerant before the Weather Gets HotNOTETo prevent the battery from being discharged, Have the air conditioner checked beforedo not leave the fan control dial on for a long the weather gets hot. Lack of refrigerantperiod of time with the ignition switched ON may make the air conditioner lesswhen the engine is not running. efficient. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer for refrigerant inspection.qClearing the Air Inlet The air conditioner is filled withClear all obstructions such as leaves, HFC134a (R134a), a refrigerant that willsnow and ice from the hood and the air not damage the ozone layer.inlet in the cowl grille to improve the If the air conditioner is low on refrigerantsystem efficiency. or has a malfunction, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.qFoggy Windows qReplacement of the Cabin AirThe windows may fog up easily in humidweather. Use the climate control system to Filter ídefog the windows. If your vehicle is equipped with an air filter for the air conditioner, it is necessaryTo help defog the windows, operate the to change the filter periodically asair conditioner to dehumidify the air. indicated in scheduled maintenance (pageNOTE 8-3). Consult an Authorized MazdaThe air conditioner may be used along with the Dealer for replacement of the cabin airheater to dehumidify the air. filter.qParking in Direct SunlightIf the vehicle has been parked in directsunlight during hot weather, open thewindows to let warm air escape, then runthe climate control system. í6-2 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page235Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (235,1) Interior Comfort Climate Control System Vent Operation qAdjusting the Vents Center Vents Directing airflow To adjust the direction of airflow, move the adjustment knob. Side Vents To adjust the direction of airflow, open the vents and rotate them left and right. Knob Push NOTE When using the air conditioner under humid ambient temperature conditions, the system may blow fog from the vents. This is not a sign of trouble but a result of humid air being suddenly cooled. 6-3Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page236Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (236,1)Interior ComfortClimate Control SystemqSelecting the Airflow Mode Dashboard Vents Defroster and Floor Vents Dashboard and Floor Vents Defroster Vents Floor Vents6-4Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page237Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (237,1) Interior Comfort Climate Control System Types of the Climate Control System Manual type and fully automatic type climate control systems are explained separately. Check your vehicles climate control type and read the appropriate pages. Manual Type ............................................................................................................ page 6-6 Fully Automatic Type ............................................................................................ page 6-10 6-5Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page238Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (238,1)Interior ComfortClimate Control System Manual Type í Mode selector dial Fan control dial Temperature control dial A/C switch Rear window defroster switch Air intake selector Some models.qControl Switches NOTE (U.S.A.)Temperature control dial When the mode is set to or with the fan control dial in a position other than 0 and the temperature control dial in the maximum cold position, the air intake selector switches to the recirculated air mode and the A/C turns on automatically. Cold Hot If A/C is not desired, press the A/C switch to turn it off. Fan control dialThis dial controls temperature. Turn itclockwise for hot and counterclockwisefor cold. í6-6 Some models.Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page239Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (239,1) Interior Comfort Climate Control System This dial allows variable fan speeds. Press the switch once again to turn the air 0―Fan off conditioner off. 1―Low speed NOTE 2―Medium low speed The air conditioner may not function when the 3―Medium high speed outside temperature approaches 0 °C (32 °F). 4―High speed Mode selector dial Air intake selector Turn the mode selector dial to select This switch controls the source of air airflow mode (page 6-4). entering the vehicle. NOTE Press the switch to alternate l The mode selector dial can be set at the between the outside air and recirculated intermediate positions ( ) between each air modes. mode. Set the dial to an intermediate position if you want to slightly adjust the It is recommended that under normal airflow amount. conditions the switch be kept in the l For example, when the mode selector dial is outside air mode. at the position between the and positions, airflow from the floor vent is less Outside air mode (indicator light than that of the position. turned off) í Outside air is taken into the vehicle. Use A/C switch this mode for normal ventilation and heating. Recirculated air mode (indicator light illuminated) Outside air is shut off. Air within the vehicle is recirculated. This mode can be used when driving on a dusty road or in similar conditions. It also Press the A/C switch to turn the air helps to provide quicker cooling of the conditioner on. The indicator light on the interior. switch will illuminate when the fan control dial is set at position 1, 2, 3, or 4. í Some models. 6-7Form No.8BM5-EA-10F
    • Mazda3_8BM5-EA-10F_Edition2 Page240Monday, July 26 2010 1:53 PM Black plate (240,1)Interior ComfortClimate Control System qCooling (With Air Conditioner) í WARNINGDo not use the recirculated air mode in 1. Set the mode selector dial to thecold or rainy weather: position. Using the recirculated air mode in 2. Set the temperature control dial to the cold or rainy weather is dangerous as cold position. it will cause the windows to fog up. Your vision will be hampered, which 3. Set the fan control dial to the desired could lead to a serious accident. speed. 4. Turn on the air conditioner by pressingqHeating the A/C switch.1. Set the mode selector dial to the 5. Adjust the fan control dial and position. temperature control dial to maintain2. Set the temperature control dial to the maximum comfort. hot position. CAUTION3. Set the fan control dial to the