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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Emission Control System

This vehicle is equipped with an emission control system (the catalytic converter is part of this system) that enables the vehicle to comply with existing exhaust emissions requirements.

WARNING Never park over or near anything fl ammable: Parking over or near anything fl ammable, 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 fl ammable. A resulting fi re 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.
  • USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL.
  • Do not drive your Mazda with any sign of engine malfunction.
  • Do not coast with the ignition switched off .
  • Do not descend steep grades in gear with the ignition switched off .
  • Do not operate the engine at high idle for more than 2 minutes.
  • Do not tamper with the emission control system. All inspections and adjustments must be made by a qualifi ed technician.
  • Do not push-start or pull-start your vehicle.

NOTE

Fuel Requirements
Vehicles with catalytic converters or oxygen sensors must use ONLY UNLEADED FUEL, which will reduce exhaust emissions and keep spark plug fouling to a minimum. This vehicle will perform best wit ...

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, odor ...

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Inside Trunk Release Lever (4-Door)
Your vehicle is equipped with an inside trunk release lever that provides a means of escape for children and adults in the event they become locked inside the trunk. No matter how careful adults might be with keys and locking their cars, parents should be aware that children may be tempted ...

Seat Precautions
WARNINGMake sure the adjustable components of a seat are locked in place: Adjustable seats and seatbacks that are not securely locked are dangerous. In a sudden stop or collision, the seat or seatback could move, causing injury. Make sure the adjustable components of the ...

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

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