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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 ...

Other materials:

Side Turn Light Removal/Installation
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the outer mirror glass.. 3. Remove the outer mirror garnish.. 4. Remove the screw. 5. Disconnect the connector. 6. Remove the side turn light while detaching tab. CAUTION: If the tabs of the side turn light are detached, th ...

Trunk Lid Stay Damper Disposal
NOTE: The gas in the trunk lid stay damper is colorless, odorless, and non-toxic. 1. Wear protective eye wear. 2. Lay the trunk lid stay damper flat. 3. Hacksaw 2—3 mm {0.08—0.11 in} into the trunk lid stay damper using a hacksaw, and allow the gas to escape from the trunk li ...

Dashboard Upper Panel Removal/Installation
Vehicles Without Bose® 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the following parts: a. Upper column cover. b. Instrument cluster. c. Center panel. d. Center cover. 3. Remove the screw. 4. Pull up the dashboard upper panel in the direction of arrow shown in the figure, t ...

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