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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 ...

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Precaution
Intermittent Concern Troubleshooting Vibration method If a malfunction occurs or becomes worse while driving on a rough road or when the engine is vibrating, perform the following steps. NOTE: There are several reasons why vehicle or engine vibration could cause an electr ...

Storage Compartments
WARNING Keep storage boxes closed when driving: Driving with the storage boxes open is dangerous. To reduce the possibility of injury in an accident or a sudden stop, keep the storage boxes closed when driving. Do not put articles in storage spaces with no lid: ...

Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2 S) Inspection [Mzr 2.0, Mzr 2.5]
HO2S Inspection 1. Connect the M-MDS to the DLC-2. 2. Switch the ignition to ON. 3. Warm up the engine to normal operating temperature. 4. Access the following PIDs using the M-MDS.. VSS (Vehicle speed) RPM (Engine speed) O2S12 (HO2S output voltage) 5. Drive ...

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