2010 Mazda Tribute Owner's Manual

2010 Mazda Tribute owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Mazda
Model:
Tribute
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
2.04 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
CONGRATULATIONS
4
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
4
Warning symbols in this guide
4
Warning symbols on your vehicle
5
Protecting the environment
5
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
5
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
5
SPECIAL NOTICES
6
Emission warranty
6
Special instructions
6
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
6
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
6
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
7
DATA RECORDING
7
Service Data Recording
7
Event Data Recording
7
INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GUIDE
9
Instrument Cluster
10
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
16
Entertainment Systems
19
AUDIO SYSTEMS
19
AM/FM/single CD or in-dash CD6/MP3 satellite compatible sound system
19
Setting the clock
19
AM/FM Radio
20
RDS Radio
21
CD/MP3 Player
21
Satellite Radio (if equipped)
23
Sound Adjustments
26
Extra Features
27
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
27
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
29
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
32
Climate Controls
36
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
36
Operating tips
38
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
39
Lights
40
HEADLAMP CONTROL
40
Autolamp control
40
Autolamp delay system
41
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
41
High beams
41
Flash to pass
42
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
42
INSTRUMENT PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
42
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
43
Vertical aim adjustment
43
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
44
INTERIOR LAMPS
44
Dome lamps and map lamps
44
Cargo and dome lamp
45
BULB REPLACEMENT
46
Lamp assembly condensation
46
Using the right bulbs
46
Replacing interior bulbs
47
Replacing exterior bulbs
47
Replacing headlamp bulbs
47
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
48
Replacing tail/stop/turn/backup lamp bulbs
48
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
49
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
49
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
50
Driver Controls
51
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
51
Rear window wiper/washer controls
52
MANUAL TILT STEERING COLUMN
52
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
53
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
54
Storage compartment (if equipped)
54
CENTER CONSOLE
54
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
55
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
56
One-touch down (AUTO)
57
Window lock
57
Accessory delay
57
INTERIOR MIRROR
57
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
58
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
58
Power side view mirrors
58
Fold-away mirrors
59
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
59
CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
59
Setting speed control
60
Disengaging speed control
60
Resuming a set speed
61
Increasing speed while using speed control
61
Reducing speed while using speed control
61
Turning off speed control
62
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
62
Radio control features
62
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
63
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER (IF EQUIPPED)
65
Car2U Home Automation System (if equipped)
65
Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code)
66
Rolling code programming
66
Fixed code programming
68
Erasing the Car2U Home Automation System buttons
70
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
70
LIFTGATE
71
CARGO AREA FEATURES
71
Cargo shade (if equipped)
71
Passenger side cargo compartment
72
ROOF RACK SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
73
73
To adjust the cross-bar (if equipped) position:
73
To remove the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) from the roof rack side rails:
74
To reinstall the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) to the roof rack side rails:
75
Locks and Security
76
KEYS
76
POWER DOOR LOCKS
77
Door key unlocking/locking
77
Unlocking the doors
77
Locking the doors
77
Autolock
77
Deactivating/activating autolock
77
Power door unlock/lock procedure
78
Autounlock
78
Deactivating/activating autounlock
79
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
79
Smart unlocking feature
79
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
80
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
80
Two step door unlocking
81
One step door unlocking
81
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
81
Locking the doors
82
Opening the liftgate glass (if equipped)
82
Car finder
82
Sounding a panic alarm
82
Replacing the battery
82
Replacing lost Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
83
How to reprogram your Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
83
Illuminated entry
83
Illuminated exit
84
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
84
Anti-theft indicator
85
Automatic arming
85
Automatic disarming
85
Replacement Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
86
Programming spare keys
86
Seating and Safety Restraints
88
FRONT SEATS
88
Adjustable head restraints
88
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
91
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
91
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
92
Heated seats (if equipped)
93
REAR SEATS
94
Second row adjustable head restraints
94
Folding down second row seats
97
Returning the second row seats to upright position
99
To remove the second row cushion
100
To install the second row cushion
100
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
100
Personal Safety System™
100
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
101
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
101
Front crash severity sensor
101
Driver’s seat position sensor
102
Front passenger sensing system
102
Front seat belt usage sensors
103
Front seat belt pretensioners
103
Seat belt load limiter
103
Determining if the Personal Safety System™ is operational
103
Safety restraints precautions
104
Combination lap and shoulder belts
105
Load Limiter Feature
105
Vehicle sensitive mode
106
Automatic locking mode for use with child safety seats
106
When to use the automatic locking mode
106
How to use the automatic locking mode for use with child safety seats
106
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
107
Seat belt height adjustment
108
Seat belt pretensioner
108
Seat belt extension assembly
109
Seat belt warning light and indicator chime
109
Conditions of operation
110
Belt-Minder
110
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
113
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
114
Important supplemental restraint system (SRS) precautions
115
Children and airbags
116
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
117
Front passenger sensing system
119
Determining if the system is operational
123
Seat-mounted side airbag system
124
How does the side airbag system work?
125
Determining if the side airbags are operational
126
Side-curtain airbag system
127
How do the side-curtain airbags work?
128
Determining if the side-curtain airbags are operational
129
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
130
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles
130
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
131
Important child restraint precautions
131
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
133
Transporting children
134
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
135
Infant and/or toddler seats
135
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
136
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
139
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
141
Combining seat belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
141
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
142
Child booster seats
144
When children should use booster seats
144
Types of booster seats
145
The importance of shoulder belts
147
Child restraint and seat belt maintenance
147
Tires, Wheels and Loading
149
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
149
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
149
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
149
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
150
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
151
Treadwear
152
Traction AA A B C
152
Temperature A B C
152
TIRES
152
Glossary of tire terminology
153
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
153
TIRE CARE
156
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
156
Tire wear
156
Damage
156
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
157
Tire replacement requirements
157
Safety practices
159
Highway hazards
159
Tire and wheel alignment
160
Tire rotation
160
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
162
Information on “P” type tires
162
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
165
Information on “T” type tires
166
Location of the tire label
166
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
167
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
169
When your temporary spare tire is installed
169
When you believe your system is not operating properly
170
When inflating your tires
171
How temperature affects your tire pressure
171
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
172
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
172
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
179
TRAILER TOWING
179
Preparing to tow
182
Hitches
182
Safety chains
182
Trailer brakes
182
Trailer lamps
183
Driving while you tow
183
Servicing after towing
183
Trailer towing tips
183
Launching or retrieving a boat
184
RECREATIONAL TOWING
184
Driving
187
STARTING
187
Positions of the ignition
187
Preparing to start your vehicle
187
Important safety precautions
188
Starting the engine
190
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
190
If the engine fails to start using the preceding instructions (flexible fuel vehicles only)
191
Guarding against exhaust fumes
191
Important ventilating information
192
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
192
BRAKES
194
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
194
Using ABS
195
ABS warning lamp
195
Parking brake
195
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) SYSTEM
196
STEERING
202
PREPARING TO DRIVE
202
BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK
203
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
205
Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning
205
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission
205
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
207
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
207
Using the clutch
207
Recommended shift speeds
208
Reverse
208
Parking your vehicle
209
REARVIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
209
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
211
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
212
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
212
Basic operating principles
212
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
212
If your vehicle gets stuck
213
Emergency maneuvers
214
Sand
214
Mud and water
215
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
216
Driving on snow and ice
217
Maintenance and Modifications
218
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
219
Roadside Emergencies
220
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
220
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
220
FUSES AND RELAYS
221
Fuses
221
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
222
Passenger compartment fuse panel
222
Power distribution box
225
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
228
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
229
Stopping and securing the vehicle
231
Removing the jack and tools
231
Removing the spare tire or spare tire and tether (if equipped)
232
Tire change procedure
233
Stowing the jack and tools
237
Stowing the flat/spare tire
237
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
238
OVERHEATING
239
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
240
JUMP STARTING
240
Preparing your vehicle
241
Connecting the jumper cables
241
Jump starting
243
Removing the jumper cables
244
WRECKER TOWING
246
Emergency towing
247
Customer Assistance
248
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE (U.S.A. MAINLAND AND HAWAII)
248
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE (CANADA)
252
Mediation/Arbitration Program
253
Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP)
253
Regional Offices
254
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE (PUERTO RICO & VIRGIN ISLANDS)
255
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
256
MAZDA IMPORTERS/DISTRIBUTORS
256
CANADA
257
PUERTO RICO & VIRGIN ISLANDS
257
GUAM
257
SAIPAN
257
AMERICAN SAMOA
257
WARRANTIES FOR YOUR MAZDA
258
Outside the United States
258
Outside Canada
259
ADD-ON NON-GENUINE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
259
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS
260
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
261
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
261
Cleaning
262
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
262
WAXING
262
PAINT CHIPS
263
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND COVERS
263
ENGINE
263
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
264
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
265
INSTRUMENT PANEL / INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
265
INTERIOR
266
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
266
UNDERBODY
267
MAZDA CAR CARE PRODUCTS
267
Maintenance and Specifications
268
INTRODUCTION
268
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
268
SCHEDULE 1
269
SCHEDULE 2
271
OWNER MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
273
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
273
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
274
Working with the engine off
274
Working with the engine on
275
OPENING THE HOOD
275
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
276
2.5L I4 engine
276
3.0L V6 engine
277
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
278
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
278
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
279
Changing rear window wiper blade
280
ENGINE OIL
280
Checking the engine oil
280
Adding engine oil
282
Engine oil and filter recommendations
283
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended
283
BATTERY
284
ENGINE COOLANT
286
Checking engine coolant
286
Adding engine coolant
287
Recycled engine coolant
290
Coolant refill capacity
290
Severe climates
290
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
291
How fail-safe cooling works
291
When fail-safe mode is activated
291
FUEL FILTER
292
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
292
Important safety precautions
292
Refueling
295
Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system
295
Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV) fuel fill inlet
296
Choosing the right fuel
296
Octane recommendations
297
FFV engine (if equipped)
297
Fuel quality
298
Cleaner air
298
Running out of fuel
298
Refilling with a portable fuel container
299
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
300
Measuring techniques
300
Filling the tank
300
Calculating fuel economy
301
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
301
Habits
301
Maintenance
302
Conditions
302
EPA fuel economy estimates
303
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
303
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
304
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
305
BRAKE/CLUTCH FLUID
306
TRANSMISSION FLUID
306
Checking automatic transmission fluid
306
Low fluid level
307
Correct fluid level
307
High fluid level
308
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
308
Checking transmission fluid level for recreational flat tow operation
309
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
310
AIR FILTER
310
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
312
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
314
Engine drivebelt routing
314
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
315
Safety Compliance Certification Label
315
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
315
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
316
Accessories
317
CELL PHONES
317
Index
318

FAQ about the 2010 Mazda Tribute Manual

What contains the 2010 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 2010 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Mazda Tribute owners can do
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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