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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Liftgate/Trunk Lid

WARNING Never allow a person to ride in the luggage compartment/trunk: Allowing a person to ride in the luggage compartment/trunk is dangerous. The person in the luggage compartment/trunk could be seriously injured or killed during sudden braking or a collision.

Do not drive with the liftgate/trunk lid open: Exhaust gas in the cabin of a vehicle is dangerous. An open liftgate/trunk lid in a moving vehicle will cause exhaust gas to be drawn into the cabin. This gas contains CO (carbon monoxide), which is colorless, odorless, and highly poisonous, and it can cause loss of consciousness and death. Moreover, an open liftgate/trunk lid could cause occupants to fall out in an accident.

Do not stack or leave loaded luggage unsecured in the luggage compartment: Otherwise, the luggage may move or collapse, resulting in injury or an accident. In addition, do not load luggage higher than the seatbacks. It may aff ect the side or rear fi eld of view.

CAUTION
  • Before opening the liftgate/trunk lid, remove any snow and ice accumulation on it. Otherwise, the liftgate/trunk lid could close under the weight of the snow and ice resulting in injury.
  • Be careful when opening/closing the liftgate/trunk lid during strong winds.

    If a strong gust blows against the liftgate/trunk lid, it could close suddenly resulting in injury.

  • Fully open the liftgate/trunk lid and make sure that it stays open. If the liftgate/trunk lid is only opened partially, it could slam shut by vibration or wind gusts resulting in injury.
  • When loading or unloading luggage in the luggage compartment/trunk, turn off the engine. Otherwise, you could get burned by the heat of the exhaust gas.
  • Be careful not to apply excessive force to the damper stay on the liftgate such as by putting your hand on the stay.

    Otherwise, the damper stay may bend and aff ect the liftgate operation.

Mazda 3. Liftgate/Trunk Lid


Doors and Locks
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Opening and Closing the Liftgate/ Trunk Lid
Opening the liftgate (5–door) Using the electric liftgate opener Unlock the doors and liftgate, then press the electric liftgate opener on the liftgate and raise it when the latch releases. N ...

Other materials:

Temporary Spare Tire
Inspect the temporary spare tire at least monthly to make sure it is properly inflated and stored. NOTE The temporary spare tire condition gradually deteriorates even if it has not been used. The temporary spare tire is easier to handle because of its construction which is lighter and small ...

Checking Tire Pressure
When you check the air pressure, make sure the tires are cold —meaning they are not hot from driving even a mile. Remove the cap from the valve on one tire. Firmly press a tire gauge onto the valve. Add air to achieve recommended air pressure. If you overfill the tire, release air by ...

Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor Inspection [Mzr 2.0, Mzr 2.5]
Visual Inspection CAUTION: When replacing the CMP sensor, make sure there is no foreign material on it such as metal shavings. If it is installed with foreign material, the sensor output signal will malfunction resulting from fluctuation in magnetic flux and cause a deterioration i ...

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