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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Recommendations for Shifting (for Vehicles without Gear Shift Indication)

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Upshifting

For normal acceleration, Mazda recommends these shift points: (U.S.A. and Canada)

Mazda 3. Upshifting


For cruising, Mazda recommends these shift points: (U.S.A. and Canada)

Mazda 3. Upshifting


Downshifting

When you must slow down in heavy traffic or on a steep upgrade , downshift before the engine starts to overwork. This reduces the chance of stalling and gives better acceleration when you need more speed.

On a steep downgrade , downshifting helps maintain safe speed and prolongs brake life

Gear Shift Indicator
The gear shift indicator supports you to obtain optimum fuel economy and smooth driving. It displays the selected gear position in the instrument cluster as well as notifies the driver to change t ...

Automatic Transaxle Controls
Various Lockouts: Indicates that you must depress the brake pedal and hold in the lock-release button to shift (The ignition must be switched ON). Indicates the shift lever can be shifted ...

Other materials:

If You Must Use the Front Seat for Children
If you cannot put all children in the rear seat, at least put the smallest children in the rear and be sure the largest child up front uses the shoulder belt over the shoulder. NEVER put a rear-facing child-restraint system on the front passenger seat whether your vehicle is equipped with a ...

Front Door Latch Switch Inspection
1. To access the glass installation bolt, position the front door glass so that the distance from the top of the front door glass to the upper part of the front beltline molding is approx. 80 mm {3.1 in}. 2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 3. Remove the following parts: a. Inne ...

Instrumentation/Driver Info. Personalization Features Setting Procedure
Instrument Cluster 1. Connect the M-MDS (IDS) to the DLC–2. 2. After the vehicle is identified, select the following items from the initial screen of the M-MDS. Select the “Module Programming”. 3. Then, select items from the screen menu in the following order. Select “ ...

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