2006 Mazda Tribute Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.78 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
CONGRATULATIONS
4
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
5
Warning symbols in this guide
5
Warning symbols on your vehicle
5
Protecting the environment
5
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
6
SPECIAL NOTICES
6
Event Data Recorder
6
Emission warranty
6
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
7
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
7
INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GUIDE
9
Instrument Cluster
10
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
17
Entertainment Systems
19
AUDIO SYSTEMS
19
AM/FM Stereo Single CD audio system — Satellite ready capability
19
AM/FM Stereo Six CD audio system — Satellite ready capability (if equipped)
23
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
28
Climate Controls
30
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
30
Operating tips
31
Lights
32
HEADLAMP CONTROL
32
BATTERY SAVER
32
High beams
32
Flash to pass
32
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
33
FOG LAMP CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
33
INSTRUMENT PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
34
VERTICAL AIM ADJUSTMENT
34
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
35
INTERIOR LAMPS
36
Cargo and dome lamp
36
Dome lamps and map lamps
36
BULB REPLACEMENT
37
Replacing exterior bulbs
37
Replacing the interior bulbs
37
Using the right bulbs
37
Replacing headlamp bulbs
38
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
40
Replacing side repeater bulbs
40
Replacing foglamp bulbs
40
Replacing brake/tail/turn/backup lamps bulbs
40
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
41
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
41
Driver Controls
42
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
42
Rear window wiper/washer controls
43
MANUAL TILT STEERING COLUMN
43
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
44
Storage compartment (if equipped)
44
Installing a garage door opener (if equipped)
44
Illuminated visor mirror (if equipped)
45
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
46
CENTER CONSOLE
47
POWER WINDOWS
47
One touch down
48
Window lock
48
Accessory delay
48
MIRRORS
49
Power side view mirrors
49
Fold-away mirrors
49
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
49
CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
50
Setting cruise control/speed control
50
Resuming a set speed
51
Increasing speed while using cruise control/speed control
51
Reducing speed while using cruise control/speed control
52
Turning off cruise control/speed control
52
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
53
LIFTGATE
54
CARGO SHADE (IF EQUIPPED)
54
LUGGAGE RACK
55
Locks and Security
57
KEYS
57
POWER DOOR LOCKS
57
Power door lock/unlock inhibit feature
57
Door key unlocking/locking
58
Two step door unlocking
58
One step door unlocking
58
Locking the doors
58
Smart unlocking feature
58
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
59
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
59
Two step door unlocking
60
One step door unlocking
60
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
60
Locking the doors
61
Sounding a panic alarm
61
Replacing the battery
61
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
62
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
62
Illuminated entry
63
Illuminated exit
64
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
64
Theft indicator
64
Replacement keys
65
Programming spare keys
65
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
67
Arming the system
67
Disarming the system
68
Triggering the anti-theft system
68
Seating and Safety Restraints
69
SEATING
69
Adjustable head restraints
69
Adjusting the front manual seat
69
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
71
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
71
Heated seats (if equipped)
72
REAR SEATS
72
Head restraints (if equipped)
72
Folding down rear seats (60/40 split bench)
73
Returning the rear seats to upright position
75
To remove the rear cushion
77
To install the rear cushion
77
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
77
Personal Safety System
77
How does the Personal Safety System work?
78
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
78
Front crash severity sensor
78
Driver’s seat position sensor
78
Occupant Classification Sensor (OCS)
79
Front safety belt usage sensors
79
Front safety belt pretensioners
80
Front safety belt load limiter
80
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
80
Safety restraints precautions
81
Combination lap and shoulder belts
82
Load Limiter Feature
82
Vehicle sensitive mode
83
Automatic locking mode for use with child safety seats
83
When to use the automatic locking mode
83
How to use the automatic locking mode for use with child safety seats
84
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
84
Safety belt height adjustment
85
Safety belt pretensioner
85
Safety belt extension assembly
87
Safety belt maintenance
87
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
88
Conditions of operation
88
BeltMinder
88
One time disable
91
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
91
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
93
Important supplemental restraint system (SRS) precautions
93
Children and airbags
95
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
95
Front passenger sensing system
97
Determining if the system is operational
100
Side airbag system (if equipped)
100
How does the side airbag system work?
101
Determining if the side airbags are operational
102
Side-curtain airbag system (if equipped)
103
How do the side-curtain airbags (if equipped) work?
104
Determining if the side-curtain airbags are operational
106
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles
106
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
106
Important child restraint precautions
106
Children and safety belts
107
Child booster seats
108
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
110
Child and infant or child safety seats
110
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
114
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
116
Tires, Wheels and Loading
118
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
118
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
118
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
118
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
119
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
120
Treadwear
121
Traction AA A B C
121
Temperature A B C
121
TIRES
122
Glossary of tire terminology
122
INSPECTING AND INFLATING YOUR TIRES
123
Inflating your tires
123
TIRE REPLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS
125
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
126
Information on “P” type tires
126
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
129
Information on “T” type tires
130
Location of the Safety Compliance Certification Label
130
TIRE CARE
131
Tire wear
131
Safety practices
132
Highway hazards
132
Tire and wheel alignment
132
Tire rotation
133
USING SNOW TIRES AND TRACTION DEVICES
134
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
135
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
142
Calculating the load your vehicle can carry/tow
142
TRAILER TOWING
142
Preparing to tow
145
Hitches
145
Safety chains
145
Trailer brakes
145
Trailer lamps
145
Driving while you tow
146
Servicing after towing
146
Trailer towing tips
146
Launching or retrieving a boat
146
RECREATIONAL TOWING
147
Driving
148
STARTING
148
Positions of the ignition
148
Preparing to start your vehicle
148
Important safety precautions
149
Starting the engine
151
Guarding against exhaust fumes
151
Important ventilating information
152
USING THE ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
152
BRAKES
153
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
153
Using four wheel ABS
154
ABS warning lamp
154
Parking brake
154
STEERING
155
PREPARING TO DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE
156
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
157
Brake-shift interlock
157
Driving with an automatic overdrive transaxle
158
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transaxle
159
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
161
MANUAL TRANSAXLE OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
162
Using the clutch
162
Recommended shift speeds
163
Reverse
163
Parking your vehicle
164
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
165
4WD system indicator lights
165
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
166
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
166
Basic operating principles
166
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
166
If your vehicle gets stuck
167
Emergency maneuvers
168
Sand
168
Mud and water
169
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
170
Driving on snow and ice
171
Maintenance and Modifications
172
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
172
Roadside Emergencies
173
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
173
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
173
FUSES AND RELAYS
174
Fuses
174
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
174
Passenger compartment fuse panel
175
Power distribution box
178
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
180
T-Type/Mini-Spare Tire Information (if equipped)
181
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information (if equipped)
181
Tire change procedure
182
Removing the jack and tools
183
Removing the spare tire or spare tire and tether (if equipped)
185
Changing the flat tire
187
Stowing the flat/spare tire
190
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
191
OVERHEATING
192
JUMP STARTING
193
Preparing your vehicle
193
Connecting the jumper cables
194
Jump starting
195
Removing the jumper cables
196
WRECKER TOWING
198
Customer Assistance
200
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE (U.S.A. MAINLAND AND HAWAII)
200
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE (CANADA)
201
Mediation/Arbitration Program
202
Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP)
202
Regional Offices
203
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE (PUERTO RICO)
203
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
204
MAZDA IMPORTERS/DISTRIBUTORS
205
CANADA
205
PUERTO RICO
205
GUAM
205
SAIPAN
206
AMERICAN SAMOA
206
WARRANTIES FOR YOUR MAZDA
206
Outside the United States
206
Outside Canada
207
ADD-ON NON-GENUINE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
208
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS
208
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
209
Cleaning
211
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
211
WAXING
211
PAINT CHIPS
212
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND COVERS
212
ENGINE
212
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
213
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
214
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
214
INTERIOR TRIM
214
INTERIOR
215
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
215
UNDERBODY
215
MAZDA CAR CARE PRODUCTS
216
Maintenance and Specifications
217
INTRODUCTION
217
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
217
SCHEDULE 1
218
SCHEDULE 2
220
OWNER MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
222
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
223
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
224
Working with the engine off
224
Working with the engine on
224
OPENING THE HOOD
225
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
226
2.3L I4 engine
226
3.0L DOHC V6 engine
227
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
228
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
228
WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES
228
Checking the wiper blades
229
Changing the wiper blades
229
ENGINE OIL
229
Checking the engine oil
229
Adding engine oil
232
Engine oil and filter recommendations
232
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended
232
BATTERY
233
ENGINE COOLANT
235
Checking engine coolant
235
Adding engine coolant
237
Recycled engine coolant
239
Coolant refill capacity
239
Severe climates
239
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (2.3L I4 engine only)
240
How fail-safe cooling works
240
When fail-safe mode is activated
241
FUEL FILTER
241
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
241
Important safety precautions
241
Fuel Filler Cap
244
Choosing the right fuel
245
Octane recommendations
245
Fuel quality
245
Cleaner air
246
Running out of fuel
246
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
246
Measuring techniques
246
Filling the tank
246
Calculating fuel economy
247
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
248
Habits
248
Maintenance
248
Conditions
249
EPA window sticker
249
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
249
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
250
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
251
POWER STEERING FLUID
252
BRAKE/CLUTCH (IF EQUIPPED) FLUID
253
TRANSMISSION FLUID
253
Checking automatic transmission fluid
253
Low fluid level
254
Correct fluid level
254
High fluid level
254
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
254
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid
255
AIR FILTER
255
REFILL CAPACITIES
257
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
259
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
259
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
261
Safety Compliance Certification Label
261
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
262
Engine number
262
CELL PHONES
264
Index
265

FAQ about the 2006 Mazda Tribute Manual

What contains the 2006 Tribute manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Mazda Tribute, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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