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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Changing a Flat Tire

NOTE If the following occurs while driving, it could indicate a flat tire.

If you have a flat tire, drive slowly to a level spot that is well off the road and out of the way of traffic to change the tire.

Stopping in traffic or on the shoulder of a busy road is dangerous.

WARNING Be sure to follow the directions for changing a tire: Changing a tire is dangerous if not done properly. The vehicle can slip off the jack and seriously injure someone.

No person should place any portion of their body under a vehicle that is supported by a jack.

Never allow anyone inside a vehicle supported by a jack: Allowing someone to remain in a vehicle supported by a jack is dangerous. The occupant could cause the vehicle to fall resulting in serious injury.

NOTE Make sure the jack is well lubricated before using it.

  1. Park on a level surface off the right-ofway and firmly set the parking brake.
  2. Put a vehicle with an automatic transaxle in Park (P), a manual transaxle in Reverse (R) or 1, and turn off the engine.
  3. Turn on the hazard warning flasher.
  4. Have everyone get out of the vehicle and away from the vehicle and traffic.
  5. Remove the jack, tool, and spare tire .
  6. Block the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire. When blocking a wheel, place a tire block both in front and behind the tire.

Mazda 3. Changing a Flat Tire


NOTE When blocking a tire, use rocks or wood blocks of sufficient size if possible to hold the tire in place.

Spare Tire
Your Mazda has a temporary spare tire. The temporary spare tire is lighter and smaller than a conventional tire, and is designed only for emergency use and should be used only for VERY short pe ...

Removing a Flat Tire
If your vehicle is equipped with a wheel cover, pry off the wheel cover with the beveled end of the jack lever. NOTE Force the end of the jack lever firmly between wheel and cover, or ...

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Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions
The front and side supplemental restraint systems (SRS) include different types of air bags. Please verify which kinds of air bags are equipped on your vehicle by locating the “SRS AIRBAG” location indicators. These indicators are visible in the area where the air bags are installed. T ...

Automatic Transaxle Controls
Various Lockouts: Indicates that you must depress the brake pedal and hold in the lock-release button to shift (The ignition must be switched ON). Indicates the shift lever can be shifted freely into any position. Indicates that you must hold in the lock-release button to shift. NO ...

Recliner Motor Inspection
1. Remove the battery cover.. 2. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait 1 min or more.. 3. Disconnect the recliner motor connector. 4. Apply battery positive voltage to the recliner motor terminals and inspect the recliner motor operation. If not as specified, replace the ...

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