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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)

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Your vehicle is equipped with a Forward Sensing Camera (FSC). The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) is positioned near the rearview mirror and used by the following systems.

Mazda 3. Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)


The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) determines the conditions ahead of the vehicle while traveling at night and detects traffic lanes. The distance in which the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) can detect objects varies depending on the surrounding conditions.

CAUTION Heed the following cautions to assure the correct operation of the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC).
  • Do not remove the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) cover.
  • Do not place objects on the dashboard which reflect light.
  • Do not apply accessories, stickers or film to the windshield near the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC). If there are objects in front of the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) lens, even a transparent sticker, they will cause the system to not operate correctly.
  • Always keep the windshield glass around the camera clean by removing dirt or fogging. Use the windshield defroster to remove fogging on the windshield.
  • When cleaning the windshield, do not allow glass cleaners or similar cleaning agent to get on the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) lens. In addition, do not touch the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) lens.
  • Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer regarding cleaning the interior side of the windshield around the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC).
  • Be careful not to scratch the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) lens or allow it to get dirty. Also, do no take the camera apart. Otherwise, it could result in damage or malfunction.
  • Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer before performing repairs around the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC).
  • The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) is installed to the windshield. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer for windshield repair and replacement.
  • When performing repairs around the rearview mirror, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
  • Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer regarding cleaning of the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) lens.
  • Do not hit or apply strong force to the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) or the area around it. If strong force is applied, stop using the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and the High Beam Control System (HBC), and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer
  • The direction in which the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) is pointed has been finely adjusted. Do not change the installation position of the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) or remove it. Otherwise, it could result in damage or malfunction.
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