2006 Mazda Rx8 Owner's Manual

2006 Mazda Rx8 owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Mazda
Model:
Rx8
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
5.2 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
13
Seats
14
Front Seats (Manually Operated Seats)
14
Front Seats (Electrically Operated Seats)
17
Rear Seat
20
Seat Belt Systems
21
Seat Belt Precautions
21
Location of Seat Belt
24
Seat Belts
25
Front Seat Belt Pretensioner and Load Limiting Systems
26
Seat Belt Extender
28
Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep
29
Child Restraint
31
Child Restraint Precautions
31
Installing Child-Restraint Systems
35
LATCH Child-Restraint Systems
40
SRS Air Bags
42
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Precautions
42
Supplemental Restraint System Components
46
How the Air Bags Work
49
3. Knowing Your Mazda
61
Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System
62
Advanced Keys
62
Operation Using Advanced Keyless Functions
67
Operation Using Advanced Key Functions
74
Advanced Key Suspend Function
77
Warning and Beep Sounds
78
Setting Change (Function Customization)
80
User Mis-Operation Warning Indicators
81
Doors and Locks
82
Keys (without Advanced Key)
82
Keyless Entry System (with Retractable Type Key)
83
Door Locks
88
Trunk Lid
93
Inside Trunk Release Lever
96
Power Windows
97
Rear Quarter Windows
99
Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap
100
Hood
102
Moonroof
103
Security System
105
Immobilizer System (with Advanced Key)
105
Immobilizer System (without Advanced Key)
108
Theft-Deterrent System
111
Steering Wheel and Mirrors
113
Steering Wheel
113
Mirrors
113
4. Before Driving Your Mazda
117
Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions
118
Fuel Requirements
118
Emission Control System
119
Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide)
121
Before Starting the Engine
122
Before Getting In
122
After Getting In
122
Driving Tips
123
Break-In Period
123
Money-Saving Suggestions
123
Hazardous Driving
124
Rocking the Vehicle
125
Winter Driving
125
Driving In Flooded Area
127
Overloading
128
Towing
129
Trailer Towing
129
5. Driving Your Mazda
131
Starting and Driving
132
Ignition Switch
132
Starting the Engine
134
Brake System
135
Manual Transmission Operation
139
Automatic Transmission Controls
141
Power Steering
148
Cruise Control
149
Traction Control System (TCS)
152
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
153
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
156
Instrument Cluster and Indicators
162
Meters and Gauges
162
Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds
168
Warning/Indicator Lights
168
Beep Sounds
182
Switches and Controls
184
Lighting Control
184
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
186
Fog Lights
186
Windshield Wipers and Washer
187
Headlight Washer
189
Rear Window Defroster
189
Horn
190
Hazard Warning Flasher
191
HomeLink Wireless Control System
191
6. Interior Comfort
197
Climate Control System
198
Operating Tips
198
Vent Operation
199
Control Panel
201
Audio System
206
Antenna
206
Operating Tips for Audio System
206
Audio Set
213
Audio Control Switch Operation
230
Safety Certification
233
Interior Equipment
234
Sunvisors
234
Interior Lights
234
Information Display
237
Lighter
239
Ashtray
240
Cup Holder
241
Storage Compartments
242
Accessory Socket
245
7. In Case of an Emergency
247
Parking in an Emergency
248
Parking in an Emergency
248
Flat Tire
249
Spare Tire and Tool Storage
249
Instant Mobility System (IMS) Emergency Flat Tire Repair Kit
251
Changing the Tire
258
Overheating
264
Overheating
264
Emergency Starting
266
Starting a Flooded Engine
266
Jump-Starting
267
Push-Starting
270
Emergency Towing
271
Towing Description
271
Tiedown Hooks
272
Recreational Towing
273
8. Maintenance and Care
275
Introduction
276
Introduction
276
Scheduled Maintenance
277
Scheduled Maintenance
277
Owner Maintenance
282
Owner Maintenance Schedule
282
Owner Maintenance Precautions
283
Engine Compartment Overview
285
Engine Oil
286
Engine Coolant
289
Brake/Clutch Fluid
292
Washer Fluid
293
Body Lubrication
294
Air Filter
295
Wiper Blades
296
Battery
298
Tires
301
Light Bulbs
306
Fuses
313
Appearance Care
318
How to Minimize Environmental Paint Damage
318
Exterior Care
320
Interior Care
323
9. Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects
325
Customer Assistance
326
Customer Assistance (U.S.A.)
326
Customer Assistance (Canada)
328
Customer Assistance (Puerto Rico)
331
Mazda Importer/Distributors
332
Importer/Distributor
332
Distributor in Each Area
332
Warranty
333
Warranties for Your Mazda
333
Outside the United States
334
Outside Canada
335
Registering Your Vehicle in A Foreign Country (Except United States and Canada)
336
Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and Accessories
337
Cell Phones
338
Cell Phones Warning
338
Type Approval of Equipment
339
Type Approval of Equipment
339
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
340
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
340
Tire Information (U.S.A.)
342
Tire Labeling
342
Location of the Tire Label (Placard)
348
Tire Maintenance
351
Vehicle Loading
354
Steps for Determining the Correct Load Limit:
361
Reporting Safety Defects
362
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)
362
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada)
363
Service Publications
364
Service Publications
364
Identification Numbers
366
Vehicle Information Labels
366
Specifications
368
Specifications
368
Index
374

FAQ about the 2006 Mazda Rx8 Manual

What contains the 2006 Rx8 manual?

The Mazda Rx8 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Mazda to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Mazda Rx8. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Mazda Rx8 2006 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Maintenance for your Mazda Rx8, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2006 Mazda Rx8 Owners Manual?

The Mazda Rx8 owner manual for the 2006 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Mazda Rx8 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 Rx8 (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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