Mazda 3 manuals

Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Direct Mode

Direct mode can be used for temporarily switching gears by operating the steering shift switch while the vehicle is being driven with the selector lever in the D range.

While in direct mode, the D and M indication illuminate and the gear position in use is illuminated.

Direct mode is canceled (released) under the following conditions.

Type A

Mazda 3. Direct Mode


Type B

Mazda 3. Direct Mode


Type C

Mazda 3. Direct Mode


NOTE Shifting up and down while in direct mode may not be possible depending on the vehicle speed. In addition, because direct mode is canceled (released) depending on the rate of acceleration or if the accelerator is fully depressed, use of the manual shift mode is recommended if you need to drive the vehicle in a particular gear for long periods.

Manual Shift Mode
The manual shift mode gives you the feel of driving a manual transaxle vehicle by allowing you to operate the selector lever manually. This allows you to control engine rpm and torque to the drive ...

Driving Tips
WARNING Do not let the vehicle move in a direction opposite to the direction selected by the selector lever: Do not let the vehicle move backward with the selector lever in a for ...

Other materials:

Dashboard Precautions
Prevent caustic solutions such as perfume and cosmetic oils from contacting the dashboard. They will damage and discolor the dashboard. If these solutions get on the dashboard, wipe them off immediately. CAUTION Do not use glazing agents. Glazing agents contain ingredients which ...

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 freely into any position. Indicates that you must hold in the lock-release button to shift. NO ...

Parking Brake Lever Inspection
Stroke Inspection 1. Pump the brake pedal a few times. 2. Pull the parking brake lever two to three times. 3. Inspect the parking brake stroke by slowly pulling at point A 50 mm {1.97 in} from the end of the parking brake lever with a force of 98 N {10 kgf, 22 lbf} and counting the number o ...

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