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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Radar Sensor (Front)

Mazda 3 Owners Manual / When Driving / i-ACTIVSENSE / Radar Sensor (Front)

Your vehicle is equipped with a radar sensor (front).

The following systems also use the radar sensor (front).

The radar sensor (front) functions by detecting the radio waves reflected off a vehicle ahead or an obstruction sent from the radar sensor (front).

The radar sensor (front) is mounted behind the front emblem.

Mazda 3. Radar Sensor (Front)

If the Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW) warning light (amber) is illuminated, the area around the radar sensor (front) may be dirty. Refer to “Warning Guidance” in the center display (Type B audio).

Refer to If a Warning Light Turns On or Flashes on .

CAUTION Heed the following precautions to assure correct operation of each system.
  • Do not adhere stickers (including transparent stickers) to the surface of the radiator grille and front emblem in and around the radar sensor (front), and do not replace the radiator grille and front emblem with any product that is not a genuine product designed for use with the radar sensor (front).
  • The radar sensor (front) includes a function for detecting soiling of the radar sensor's front surface and informing the driver, however, depending on the conditions, it may require time to detect or it may not detect plastic shopping bags, ice or snow. If this occurs, the system may not operate correctly, therefore always keep the radar sensor (front) clean.
  • Do not install a grille guard.
  • If the front part of the vehicle has been damaged in a vehicle accident, the position of the radar sensor (front) may have moved. Stop the system immediately and always have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
  • Do not use the front bumper to push other vehicles or obstructions such as when pulling out of a parking space. Otherwise, the radar sensor (front) could be hit and its position deviated.
  • Do not remove, disassemble, or modify the radar sensor (front).
  • For repairs, replacement or paint work around the radar sensor (front), consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
  • Do not modify the suspension. If the suspension are modified, the vehicle's posture could change and the radar sensor (front) may not be able to correctly detect a vehicle ahead or an obstruction.


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