2008 Mazda Tribute Owner's Manual

2008 Mazda Tribute owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Mazda
Model:
Tribute
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
3.9 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
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
7
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
7
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
7
INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GUIDE
9
Instrument Cluster
10
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
17
Entertainment Systems
19
AUDIO SYSTEMS
19
AM/FM/single CD/in-dash CD6/MP3 sound system
19
Auxiliary input jack
25
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
26
Climate Controls
29
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
29
Operating tips
30
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
31
Lights
32
HEADLAMP CONTROL
32
Foglamp control (if equipped)
32
High beams
32
Flash to pass
33
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
33
INSTRUMENT PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
33
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
34
Vertical aim adjustment
34
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
35
INTERIOR LAMPS
35
Cargo and dome lamp
35
Dome lamps and map lamps
36
BULB REPLACEMENT
36
Headlamp Condensation
36
Using the right bulbs
37
Replacing the interior bulbs
37
Replacing exterior bulbs
37
Replacing headlamp bulbs
38
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
38
Replacing tail/stop/turn/backup lamp bulbs
39
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
39
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
40
Replacing foglamp bulbs (if equipped)
41
Driver Controls
42
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
42
Rear window wiper/washer controls
42
MANUAL TILT STEERING COLUMN
43
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
44
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
44
Storage compartment (if equipped)
44
CENTER CONSOLE
44
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
46
POWER WINDOWS
47
One touch down
47
Window lock
47
Accessory delay
48
INTERIOR MIRROR
48
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
48
Power side view mirrors
48
Fold-away mirrors
49
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
49
CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
49
Setting speed control
50
Disengaging speed control
50
Resuming a set speed
51
Increasing speed while using speed control
51
Reducing speed while using speed control
51
Turning off speed control
52
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
52
Radio control features
52
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
53
LIFTGATE
54
CARGO AREA FEATURES
55
Cargo shade (if equipped)
55
Cargo management system (if equipped)
56
LUGGAGE RACK
57
57
To adjust the cross-bar (if equipped) position:
57
To remove the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) from the roof rack side rails:
58
To reinstall the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) to the roof rack side rails:
59
Locks and Security
60
KEYS
60
RECOMMENDED HANDLING OF THE INTEGRATED KEYHEAD TRANSMITTER (IKT)
61
POWER DOOR LOCKS
62
Door key unlocking/locking
62
Unlocking the doors
62
Locking the doors
62
Smart unlocking feature
62
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
62
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
63
Two step door unlocking
64
One step door unlocking
64
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
64
Locking the doors
64
Opening the liftgate (if equipped)
64
Car finder
64
Sounding a panic alarm
65
Replacing the battery
65
Replacing lost Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
66
How to reprogram your Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
66
Illuminated entry
66
Perimeter lamps illuminated entry
66
Deactivating/activating perimeter lamps illuminated entry
67
Illuminated exit
67
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
68
Anti-theft indicator
68
Automatic arming
69
Automatic disarming
69
Replacement Integrated Keyless Transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
69
Programming spare keys
69
Seating and Safety Restraints
72
SEATING
72
Adjustable head restraints
72
Adjusting the front manual seat
72
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
74
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
74
Heated seats (if equipped)
76
REAR SEATS
76
Head restraints (if equipped)
76
Folding down rear seats (60/40 split bench)
77
Returning the rear seats to upright position
79
To remove the rear cushion
80
To install the rear cushion
81
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
81
Personal Safety System
81
How does the Personal Safety System work?
82
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
82
Front crash severity sensor
82
Driver’s seat position sensor
82
Front passenger sensing system
83
Front seat belt usage sensors
83
Front seat belt pretensioners
84
Front seat belt load limiter
84
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
84
Safety restraints precautions
85
Combination lap and shoulder belts
86
Load Limiter Feature
86
Vehicle sensitive mode
87
Automatic locking mode for use with child safety seats
87
When to use the automatic locking mode
87
How to use the automatic locking mode for use with child safety seats
87
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
88
Seat belt height adjustment
89
Seat belt pretensioner
89
Seat belt extension assembly
90
Seat belt maintenance
91
Seat belt warning light and indicator chime
91
Conditions of operation
92
Belt-Minder
92
One time disable
95
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
95
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
97
Important supplemental restraint system (SRS) precautions
97
Children and airbags
99
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
99
Front passenger sensing system
101
Determining if the system is operational
106
Seat-mounted side airbag system (if equipped)
106
How does the side airbag system (if equipped) work?
107
Determining if the side airbags are operational
109
Side-curtain airbag system (if equipped)
109
How do the side-curtain airbags (if equipped) work?
111
Determining if the side-curtain airbags are operational
112
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles
113
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
113
Important child restraint precautions
113
Children and seat belts
114
Child booster seats
114
When children should use booster seats
115
Types of booster seats
115
The importance of shoulder belts
116
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
117
Child and infant or child safety seats
117
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
121
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
123
Tires, Wheels and Loading
125
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
125
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
125
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
125
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
126
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
127
Treadwear
128
Traction AA A B C
128
Temperature A B C
128
TIRES
129
Glossary of tire terminology
129
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
130
TIRE CARE
132
Inspecting your tires
132
Tire wear
132
Damage
132
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
133
Tire Replacement Requirements
133
Safety practices
135
Highway hazards
135
Tire and wheel alignment
136
Tire rotation
136
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
138
Information on “P” type tires
138
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
141
Information on “T” type tires
142
Location of the tire label
142
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
143
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
144
When your temporary spare tire is installed
145
When you believe your system is not operating properly
145
When inflating your tires
147
How temperature affects your tire pressure
147
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
148
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
148
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
154
TRAILER TOWING
154
Preparing to tow
157
Hitches
158
Safety chains
158
Trailer brakes
158
Trailer lamps
158
Driving while you tow
158
Servicing after towing
159
Trailer towing tips
159
Launching or retrieving a boat
160
RECREATIONAL TOWING
160
Driving
161
STARTING
161
Positions of the ignition
161
Preparing to start your vehicle
161
Important safety precautions
162
Starting the engine
164
Guarding against exhaust fumes
164
Important ventilating information
165
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
165
BRAKES
166
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
166
Using ABS
167
ABS warning lamp
167
Parking brake
167
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) SYSTEM
168
STEERING
172
PREPARING TO DRIVE
173
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
173
Brake-shift interlock
173
Driving with an automatic overdrive transaxle
175
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transaxle
175
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
178
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
179
Using the clutch
179
Recommended shift speeds
180
Reverse
180
Parking your vehicle
180
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
181
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
181
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
181
Basic operating principles
181
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
182
If your vehicle gets stuck
182
Emergency maneuvers
183
Sand
184
Mud and water
184
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
185
Driving on snow and ice
186
Maintenance and Modifications
187
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
187
Roadside Emergencies
188
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
188
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
189
FUSES AND RELAYS
189
Fuses
189
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
190
Passenger compartment fuse panel
190
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
196
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
196
Stopping and securing the vehicle
199
Removing the jack and tools
199
Removing the spare tire or spare tire and tether (if equipped)
200
Tire change procedure
201
Stowing the jack and tools
204
Stowing the flat/spare tire
204
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
206
OVERHEATING
206
JUMP STARTING
207
Preparing your vehicle
208
Connecting the jumper cables
208
Jump starting
210
Removing the jumper cables
211
WRECKER TOWING
213
Customer Assistance
215
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE (U.S.A. MAINLAND AND HAWAII)
215
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE (CANADA)
216
Mediation/Arbitration Program
217
Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP)
217
Regional Offices
218
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE (PUERTO RICO & VIRGIN ISLANDS)
219
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
220
MAZDA IMPORTERS/DISTRIBUTORS
220
CANADA
221
PUERTO RICO & VIRGIN ISLANDS
221
GUAM
221
SAIPAN
221
AMERICAN SAMOA
221
WARRANTIES FOR YOUR MAZDA
221
Outside the United States
222
Outside Canada
222
ADD-ON NON-GENUINE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
223
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS
224
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
225
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
225
Cleaning
226
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
226
WAXING
226
PAINT CHIPS
227
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND COVERS
227
ENGINE
227
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
228
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
229
INSTRUMENT PANEL / INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
229
INTERIOR
230
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
230
UNDERBODY
230
MAZDA CAR CARE PRODUCTS
231
Maintenance and Specifications
232
INTRODUCTION
232
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
232
SCHEDULE 1
233
SCHEDULE 2
235
OWNER MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
237
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
238
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
238
Working with the engine off
238
Working with the engine on
239
OPENING THE HOOD
239
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
240
2.3L I4 engine
240
3.0L DOHC V6 engine
241
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
242
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
242
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
243
Changing rear window wiper blade
244
ENGINE OIL
244
Checking the engine oil
244
Adding engine oil
246
Engine oil and filter recommendations
247
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended
247
BATTERY
248
ENGINE COOLANT
250
Checking engine coolant
250
Adding engine coolant
251

FAQ about the 2008 Mazda Tribute Manual

What contains the 2008 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 2008 owner's manual:

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Mazda Tribute

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