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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Saving Fuel and Protection of the Environment

Mazda 3 Owners Manual / Before Driving / Driving Tips / Saving Fuel and Protection of the Environment

How you operate your Mazda determines how far it will travel on a tank of fuel. Use these suggestions to help save fuel and reduce CO2.

WARNING Never stop the engine when going down a hill: Stopping the engine when going down a hill is dangerous. This causes the loss of power steering and power brake control, and may cause damage to the drivetrain. Any loss of steering or braking control could cause an accident.
Break-In Period
No special break-in is necessary, but a few precautions in the first 1,000 km (600 miles) may add to the performance, economy, and life of the vehicle. Do not race the engine. Do not maintain ...

Hazardous Driving
WARNING Be extremely careful if it is necessary to downshift on slippery surfaces: Downshifting into lower gear while driving on slippery surfaces is dangerous. The sudden change ...

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Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Inspection [FS5 A EL]
On-Vehicle Inspection 1. Inspect the power supply circuit for the VSS. a. Remove the insulator from the transaxle. b. Disconnect the VSS connector. c. Switch the ignition to ON (engine off). d. Measure the voltage at VSS connector terminal A (harness-side). If there is a ...

Shift Position Indication
The selector position is indicated when the ignition is switched ON. Gear position indication In manual shift mode, the M of the shift position indication illuminates and the numeral for the selected gear is displayed. Warning Light The warning light turns on when the system has a malfun ...

Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
Hill Launch Assist (HLA) is a function which assists the driver in accelerating from a stop while on a slope. When the driver releases the brake pedal and depresses the accelerator pedal while on a slope, the function prevents the vehicle from rolling. The braking force is maintained automati ...

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