Mazda 3 manuals

Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Shift-Lock System

The shift-lock system prevents shifting out of P unless the brake pedal is depressed.

To shift from P:

  1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
  2. Start the engine.
  3. Press and hold the lock-release button.
  4. Move the selector lever.


Active Adaptive Shift (AAS)
Active Adaptive Shift (AAS) automatically controls the transaxle shift points to best suit the road conditions and driver input. This improves driving feel. The transaxle may switch to AAS mode w ...

Shift-Lock Override
If the selector lever will not move from P using the proper shift procedure, continue to hold down the brake pedal. Remove the shift-lock override cover using a cloth-wrapped flat head screw ...

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Winter Driving
Carry emergency gear, including tire chains, window scraper, flares, a small shovel, jumper cables, and a small bag of sand or salt. Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer to check the following: Have the proper ratio of antifreeze in the radiator. Refer to Engine Coolant on . Inspect the ba ...

Air Bag Module And Pre Tensioner Seat Belt Deployment Procedures [Standard Deployment Control System]
WARNING: A live (undeployed) air bag module or pre-tensioner seat belt may accidentally operate (deploy) when it is disposed of and cause serious injury. Do not dispose of a live (undeployed) air bag module and pre-tensioner seat belt. If the SSTs (Deployment tool and Adapter harnes ...

Fuel Line Pressure Inspection [Skyactiv G 2.0]
WARNING: Fuel line spills and leakage from the pressurized fuel system are dangerous. Fuel can ignite and cause serious injury or death and damage. To prevent this, complete the following inspection with the engine stopped. Fuel is very flammable liquid. If fuel spills or leaks ...

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