2006 Mazda 3 Owner's Manual

2006 Mazda 3 owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Mazda
Model:
3
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
12.68 MB

Table of Contents

A Word to Mazda Owners
3
How to Use This Manual
4
Table of Contents
5
1. Your Vehicle at a Glance
7
Dashboard and Interior Overview
8
Exterior Overview
10
2. Essential Safety Equipment
15
Seats
16
Front Seats
16
Rear Seat
19
Seat Belt Systems
23
Seat Belt Precautions
23
Seat Belt (Except Center-Rear Position)
26
Front Seat Belt Pretensioner and Load Limiting Systems
28
Center-Rear Position Seat Belt (3-Point Type)
30
Seat Belt Extender
32
Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep
33
Child Restraint
35
Child Restraint Precautions
35
Installing Child-Restraint Systems
39
LATCH Child-Restraint Systems
47
SRS Air Bags
52
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Precautions
52
Supplemental Restraint System Components
56
How the Air Bags Work
59
3. Knowing Your Mazda
71
Doors and Locks
72
Keys
72
Keyless Entry System
73
Door Locks
76
Liftgate (5 Door)
79
Trunk Lid (4 Door)
82
Inside Trunk Release Lever (4 Door)
85
Power Windows
86
Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap
88
Hood
90
Moonroof
91
Security System
93
Immobilizer System
93
Theft-Deterrent System
96
Steering Wheel and Mirrors
98
Steering Wheel
98
Mirrors
98
4. Before Driving Your Mazda
101
Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions
102
Fuel Requirements
102
Emission Control System
103
Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide)
105
Before Starting the Engine
106
Before Getting In
106
After Getting In
106
Driving Tips
107
Break-In Period
107
Money-Saving Suggestions
107
Hazardous Driving
108
Rocking the Vehicle
108
Winter Driving
109
Driving In Flooded Area
111
Overloading
111
Towing
112
Trailer Towing
112
5. Driving Your Mazda
113
Starting and Driving
114
Ignition Switch
114
Starting the Engine
115
Brake System
116
Manual Transaxle Operation
121
Automatic Transaxle Controls
123
Power Steering
129
Cruise Control
130
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
134
Instrument Cluster and Indicators
140
Meters and Gauges
140
Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds
145
Warning/Indicator Lights
145
Beep Sounds
156
Switches and Controls
158
Lighting Control
158
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
161
Fog Lights
161
Windshield Wipers and Washer
162
Rear Window Wiper and Washer (5 Door)
165
Rear Window Defroster
166
Horn
167
Hazard Warning Flasher
167
6. Interior Comfort
169
Climate Control System
170
Operating Tips
170
Vent Operation
171
Types of the Climate Control System
173
Manual Type
174
Fully Automatic Type
179
Audio System
184
Antenna
184
Operating Tips for Audio System
184
Audio Set
191
Audio Control Switch Operation (Steering Wheel)
206
Safety Certification
209
Interior Equipment
210
Sunvisors
210
Interior Lights
210
Information Display
213
Lighter
218
Ashtray
218
Cup Holder
219
Bottle Holder
220
Storage Compartments
220
7. In Case of an Emergency
225
Parking in an Emergency
226
Parking in an Emergency
226
Flat Tire
227
Spare Tire and Tool Storage
227
Changing a Flat Tire
230
Overheating
236
Overheating
236
Emergency Starting
238
Starting a Flooded Engine
238
Jump-Starting
239
Push-Starting
242
Emergency Towing
243
Towing Description
243
Tiedown Hook
244
Recreational Towing
246
8. Maintenance and Care
247
Introduction
248
Introduction
248
Scheduled Maintenance
249
Scheduled Maintenance
249
Owner Maintenance
254
Owner Maintenance Schedule
254
Owner Maintenance Precautions
255
Engine Compartment Overview
256
Engine Oil
257
Engine Coolant
260
Brake/Clutch Fluid
262
Power Steering Fluid
263
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (ATF)
264
Washer Fluid
266
Body Lubrication
267
Air Filter
268
Wiper Blades
269
Battery
273
Tires
276
Light Bulbs
281
Fuses
291
Appearance Care
298
How to Minimize Environmental Paint Damage
298
Exterior Care
300
Interior Care
303
9. Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects
305
Customer Assistance
306
Customer Assistance (U.S.A.)
306
Customer Assistance (Canada)
308
Customer Assistance (Puerto Rico)
311
Customer Assistance (Mexico)
312
Mazda Importer/Distributors
314
Importer/Distributor
314
Distributor in Each Area
314
Warranty
316
Warranties for Your Mazda
316
Outside the United States
317
Outside Canada
318
Registering Your Vehicle in A Foreign Country (Except United States and Canada)
319
Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and Accessories
320
Cell Phones
321
Cell Phones Warning
321
Type Approval of Equipment
322
Type Approval of Equipment
322
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
323
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
323
Tire Information (U.S.A.)
325
Tire Labeling
325
Location of the Tire Label (Placard)
331
Tire Maintenance
334
Vehicle Loading
337
Steps for Determining the Correct Load Limit:
344
Reporting Safety Defects
345
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)
345
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada)
346
Service Publications
347
Service Publications
347
Identification Numbers
350
Vehicle Information Labels
350
Specifications
352
Specifications
352
Index
358

FAQ about the 2006 Mazda 3 Manual

What contains the 2006 3 manual?

The Mazda 3 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Mazda to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Mazda 3. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Mazda 3 2006 owner's manual:

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Mazda 3, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Mazda 3 owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2006 Mazda 3 Owners Manual?

The Mazda 3 owner manual for the 2006 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Mazda 3 year 2006 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2006 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Mazda 3 (2006) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2006 is available in English.

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