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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap

WARNING When removing the fuel-fi ller cap, loosen the cap slightly and wait for any hissing to stop, then remove it: Fuel spray is dangerous. Fuel can burn skin and eyes and cause illness if ingested. Fuel spray is released when there is pressure in the fuel tank and the fuel-fi ller cap is removed too quickly.

Before refueling, stop the engine, and always keep sparks and fl ames away from the fi ller neck: Fuel vapor is dangerous. It could be ignited by sparks or fl ames causing serious burns and injuries.

Additionally, use of the incorrect fuelfi ller cap or not using a fuel-fi ller cap may result in a fuel leak, which could result in serious burns or death in an accident.

Do not continue refueling after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off automatically: Continuing to add fuel after the fuel pump nozzle has shut off automatically is dangerous because overfi lling the fuel tank may cause fuel overfl ow or leakage. Fuel overfl ow and leakage could damage the vehicle and if the fuel ignites it could cause a fi re and explosion resulting in serious injury or death.

CAUTION Always use only a genuine Mazda fuelfi ller cap or an approved equivalent, available at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The wrong cap can result in a serious malfunction of the fuel and emission control systems. It may also cause the check engine light in the instrument cluster to illuminate.

Fuel-Filler Lid

To open, pull the remote fuel-filler lid release.

To close, press the fuel-filler lid until it locks securely.

Mazda 3. Fuel-Filler Lid


Fuel-Filler Cap

To remove the fuel-filler cap, turn it counterclockwise.

Attach the removed cap to the inner side of the fuel lid.

To close the fuel-filler cap, turn it clockwise until a click is heard.

Mazda 3. Fuel-Filler Cap


CAUTION If the check fuel cap warning light illuminates, the fuel-fi ller cap may not be properly installed. If the warning light illuminates, park your vehicle safely off the right-of-way, remove the fuel-fi ller cap and reinstall it correctly.

After the cap has been correctly installed, the fuel cap warning light may continue to illuminate until a number of driving cycles have been completed. A drive cycle consists of starting the engine (after four or more hours with the engine off ) and driving the vehicle on city and highway roads.

Continuing to drive with the check fuel cap warning light illuminated could cause the check engine light to illuminate as well.

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