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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Drive Selection

Mazda 3 Owners Manual / When Driving / Drive Selection

Drive selection is a system to switch the vehicle's drive mode. When the sport mode is selected, vehicle's response against accelerator operation is enhanced. This provides additional quick acceleration which may be needed to safely make maneuvers such as lane changes, merging onto freeways, or passing other vehicles.

CAUTION Do not use the sport mode when driving on slippery roads such as wet or snow-covered roads. It may cause tire slipping.

NOTE

Drive Selection Switch

The SPORT mode indicator light in the instrument cluster is illuminated while in SPORT mode.

Mazda 3. Drive Selection Switch


NOTE

SPORT Mode Indicator Light

Mazda 3. SPORT Mode Indicator Light


The light is illuminated while in SPORT mode.

NOTE The indicator light flashes a few times to indicate that the mode cannot be switched to SPORT mode even if the drive select switch is pressed under the following conditions:

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