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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Driving Tips

WARNING Do not let the vehicle move in a direction opposite to the direction selected by the selector lever: Do not let the vehicle move backward with the selector lever in a forward position, or do not let the vehicle move forward with the selector lever in the reverse position. Otherwise, the engine may stop, causing the loss of the power brake and power steering functions, and make it diffi cult 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.

NOTE (Some models) The accelerator pedal may initially feel heavy as it is being depressed, then feel lighter as it is depressed further. This change in pedal force aids the engine control system in determining how much the accelerator pedal has been depressed for performing kickdown, and functions to control whether or not kickdown should be performed.

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.

Descending steep grades

When descending a steep grade, shift to lower gears, depending on load weight and grade steepness. Descend slowly, using the brakes only occasionally to prevent them from overheating.

Direct Mode
Direct mode can be used for temporarily switching gears by operating the steering shift switch while the vehicle is being driven with the selector lever in the D range. While in direct mode, th ...

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Transmitter
NOTE (With theft-deterrent system) The hazard warning lights flash when the theft-deterrent system is armed or turned off. Refer to Theft-Deterrent System on . (With the advanced keyless function) A beep sound can be heard for confirmation when the doors and the l ...

Seat Weight Sensor Control Module Removal/Installation [Two Step Deployment Control System]
CAUTION: When the seat weight sensor control module is replaced with a new one, perform the seat weight sensor calibration using the M–MDS.. 1. Switch the ignition to off. 2. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait for 1 min or more.. 3. Disconnect the connectors. ...

Washer Fluid
Inspecting Washer Fluid Level WARNING Use only windshield washer fl uid or plain water in the reservoir: Using radiator antifreeze as washer fl uid is dangerous. If sprayed on the windshield, it will dirty the windshield, aff ect your visibility, and could result in an a ...

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