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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Owner Maintenance Precautions

Mazda 3 Owners Manual / Maintenance and Care / Owner Maintenance / Owner Maintenance Precautions

The owner or a qualified service technician should make these vehicle inspections at the indicated intervals to ensure safe and dependable operation.

Bring any problem to the attention of an Authorized Mazda Dealer or qualified service technician as soon as possible.

When Refueling

At Least Monthly

At Least Twice a Year (For Example, Every Spring and Fall)

You can do the following scheduled maintenance items if you have some mechanical ability and a few basic tools and if you closely follow the directions in this manual.

Improper or incomplete service may result in problems. This section gives instructions only for items that are easy to perform.

As explained in the Introduction , several procedures can be done only by a qualified service technician with special tools.

Improper owner maintenance during the warranty period may affect warranty coverage.

Refer to Introduction for owner's responsibility in protecting your investment.

For details, read the separate Mazda Warranty statement provided with the vehicle. If you are unsure about any servicing or maintenance procedure, have it done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

There are strict environmental laws regarding the disposal of waste oil and fluids. Please dispose of your waste properly and with due regard to the environment.

We recommend that you entrust the oil and fluid changes of your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer

WARNING Do not perform maintenance work if you lack suffi cient knowledge and experience or the proper tools and equipment to do the work. Have maintenance work done by a qualifi ed technician: Performing maintenance work on a vehicle is dangerous if not done properly. You can be seriously injured while performing some maintenance procedures.

If you must run the engine while working under the hood, make certain that you remove all jewelry (especially rings, bracelets, watches, and necklaces) and all neckties, scarves, and similar loose clothing before getting near the engine or cooling fan which may turn on unexpectedly: Working under the hood with the engine running is dangerous. It becomes even more dangerous when you wear jewelry or loose clothing.

Either can become entangled in moving parts and result in injury.

Switch the ignition to
off and make sure the fan is not running before attempting to work near the cooling fan:
Working near the cooling fan when it is running is dangerous. The fan could continue running indefi nitely even if the engine has stopped and the engine compartment temperature is high. You could be hit by the fan and seriously injured.

Do not leave items in the engine compartment: After you have fi nished checking or doing servicing in the engine compartment, do not forget and leave items such as tools or rags in the engine compartment.

Tools or other items left in the engine compartment could cause engine damage or a fi re leading to an unexpected accident.

Owner Maintenance
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Hood
WARNING Always check that the hood is closed and securely locked: A hood that is not closed and securely locked is dangerous as it could fl y open while the vehicle is moving and ...

Other materials:

Filament Repair
1. Clean the filament using isopropyl alcohol. 2. Attach tape to both sides of the filament. 3. Using a small brush or marking pen, apply silver paint. 4. After 23 min, carefully remove the tape without damaging the applied area. CAUTION: Do not operate the rear window defrost ...

Battery Removal/Installation [Mzr 2.3 Disi Turbo]
1. Remove in the order indicated in the table. 2. Install in the reverse order of removal. 1 Battery cover (See Battery Cover Removal Note.) (See Battery Cover Installation Note.) 2 Negative battery cable 3 ...

Hood Latch And Release Lever Removal/Installation
Hood latch 1. Open the hood. 2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 3. Disconnect the hood latch switch connector. (vehicles with theft-deterrent system) 4. Remove the bolts. 5. Remove the hood latch. 6. Install in the reverse order of removal. 7. Adjust the hood.. Hood ...

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