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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Cruise Control

With cruise control, you can set and automatically maintain any speed of more than about 25 km/h (16 mph).

WARNING 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.
  • Hilly terrain
  • Steep inclines
  • Heavy or unsteady traffic
  • Slippery or winding roads
  • Similar restrictions that require inconsistent speed

Cruise Control Switch

Mazda 3. Cruise Control Switch


Cruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)/Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green)

Mazda 3. Cruise 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 cruise control system is activated.

Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green)

The indicator light illuminates green when a cruising speed has been set.

Activation/Deactivation

To activate the system, press the ON switch. The cruise main indicator light (Amber) illuminates.

To deactivate the system, press the OFF switch.

The cruise main indicator light (Amber) turns off.

WARNING Always turn off the cruise control system when it is not in use: Leaving the cruise control system in an activation-ready state while the cruise control is not in use is dangerous as the cruise control could unexpectedly activate if the activation button is accidentally pressed, and result in loss of vehicle control and an accident.

NOTE When the ignition is switched OFF, the system status before it was turned off is maintained. For example, if the ignition is switched OFF with the cruise control system operable, the system will be operable when the ignition is switched ON the next time.

To Set Speed

  1. Activate the cruise control system by pressing the ON switch. The cruise main indicator light (Amber) illuminates.
  2. Accelerate to the desired speed, which must be more than 25 km/h (16 mph).
  3. Set the cruise control by pressing the SET + or SET - switch at the desired speed. The cruise control is set at the moment the SET + or SET - switch is pressed. Release the accelerator pedal simultaneously. The cruise set indicator light (Green) illuminates.

NOTE

To Increase Cruising Speed

Follow either of these procedures.

To increase speed using cruise control switch

Press the SET + switch and hold it. Your vehicle will accelerate. Release the switch at the speed you want.

Press the SET - switch and release it immediately to adjust the preset speed.

Multiple operations will increase the preset speed according to the number of times it is operated.

Increasing speed with a single SET + switch operation

Meter display for vehicle speed indicated in km/h: 1 km/h (0.6 mph) Meter display for vehicle speed indicated in mph: 1 mph (1.6 km/h)

To increase speed using accelerator pedal

Depress the accelerator pedal to accelerate to the desired speed. Press the SET + or SET - switch and release it immediately.

NOTE Accelerate if you want to speed up temporarily when the cruise control is on.

Greater speed will not interfere with or change the set speed. Take your foot off the accelerator to return to the set speed.

To Decrease Cruising Speed

Press the SET - switch and hold it. The vehicle will gradually slow.

Release the switch at the speed you want.

Press the SET - switch and release it immediately to adjust the preset speed.

Multiple operations will decrease the preset speed according to the number of times it is operated.

Decreasing speed with a single SET - switch operation

Meter display for vehicle speed indicated in km/h: 1 km/h (0.6 mph) Meter display for vehicle speed indicated in mph: 1 mph (1.6 km/h)

To Resume Cruising Speed at More Than 25 km/h (16 mph)

If some other method besides the OFF switch was used to cancel cruising speed (such as applying the brake pedal) and the system is still activated, the most recent set speed will automatically resume when the RESUME switch is pressed.

If vehicle speed is below 25 km/h (16 mph), increase the vehicle speed up to 25 km/h (16 mph) or more and press the RESUME switch.

To Temporarily Cancel

To temporarily cancel the system, use one of these methods:

NOTE

To Deactivate

To deactivate the system, press the OFF switch.

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