2012 Mazda 3 Owner's Manual

2012 Mazda 3 owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Mazda
Model:
3
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
11.46 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
Interior Overview
8
Interior Equipment (View A)
8
Interior Equipment (View B)
9
Interior Equipment (View C)
10
Exterior Overview
11
Front (4 Door)
11
Rear (4 Door)
12
Front (5 Door)
13
Rear (5 Door)
14
2. Essential Safety Equipment
15
Seats
16
Front Seats (Manually Operated Seats)
16
Front Seats (Electrically Operated Seats)
18
Rear Seat
21
Head Restraints
24
Seat Warmer
26
Seat Belt Systems
28
Seat Belt Precautions
28
Seat Belt
32
Front Seat Belt Pretensioner and Load Limiting Systems
34
Seat Belt Extender
37
Seat Belt Warning Light
38
Seat Belt Reminder
39
Child Restraint
40
Child Restraint Precautions
40
Child-Restraint System Installation Position
45
Installing Child-Restraint Systems
46
LATCH Child-Restraint Systems
53
SRS Air Bags
58
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions
58
Supplemental Restraint System Components
63
How the SRS Air Bags Work
64
SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria
68
Limitations to SRS Air Bag
69
Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System
71
Monitoring and Maintenance
76
3. Knowing Your Mazda
79
Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System
80
Advanced Keys
80
Operation Using Advanced Keyless Functions
85
Operation Using Advanced Key Functions
94
Advanced Key Suspend Function
98
Warning Lights and Beep Sounds
99
When Warning Indicator/Beep is Activated
102
Doors and Locks
103
Keys
103
Keyless Entry System
104
Door Locks
110
Liftgate (5 Door)
115
Trunk Lid (4 Door)
119
Inside Trunk Release Lever
121
Power Windows
123
Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap
126
Hood
127
Moonroof
129
Security System
132
Immobilizer System (with Advanced Key)
132
Immobilizer System (without Advanced Key)
136
Theft-Deterrent System
140
Steering Wheel and Mirrors
143
Steering Wheel
143
Mirrors
143
4. Before Driving Your Mazda
147
Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions
148
Fuel Requirements
148
Emission Control System
150
Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide)
151
Before Starting the Engine
152
Before Getting In
152
After Getting In
152
Driving Tips
153
Break-In Period
153
Money-Saving Suggestions
153
Hazardous Driving
154
Floor Mat
154
Rocking the Vehicle
155
Winter Driving
155
Driving In Flooded Area
157
Overloading
158
Driving on Uneven Road
159
Turbocharger Information
160
Towing
161
Trailer Towing
161
5. Driving Your Mazda
163
Starting and Driving
164
Ignition Switch
164
Starting the Engine
165
Turning the Engine Off
166
Brake System
167
Manual Transaxle Operation
172
Automatic Transaxle Controls
175
Power Steering
183
Cruise Control
184
Traction Control System (TCS)
189
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
190
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
193
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) System
199
Instrument Cluster and Indicators
204
Meters and Gauges
204
Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds
209
Warning/Indicator Lights
209
Beep Sounds
224
Switches and Controls
226
Lighting Control
226
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
231
Fog Lights
232
Windshield Wipers and Washer
232
Rear Window Wiper and Washer (5 Door)
236
Rear Window Defroster
237
Horn
238
Hazard Warning Flasher
238
6. Interior Comfort
239
Climate Control System
240
Operating Tips
240
Vent Operation
241
Types of the Climate Control System
243
Manual Type
244
Fully Automatic Type
248
Audio System
254
Antenna
254
Operating Tips for Audio System
255
Audio Set
265
Audio Control Switch Operation
294
AUX Mode (Auxiliary input)
297
Safety Certification
299
Bluetooth Audio
300
Bluetooth Audio
300
Bluetooth Hands-Free
310
Bluetooth Hands-Free
310
Basic Bluetooth Hands-Free Operation
314
Convenient Use of the Hands-Free System
319
Hands-Free Setting
325
When Bluetooth Hands-Free Cannot be Used
331
Safety Certification
332
Mazda Bluetooth Hands-Free Customer Service
332
Interior Equipment
333
Sunvisors
333
Interior Lights
333
Information Display
335
Multi Information Display
337
Cup Holder
347
Bottle Holder
348
Storage Compartments
349
Accessory Sockets
352
7. In Case of an Emergency
355
Parking in an Emergency
356
Parking in an Emergency
356
Flat Tire
357
Spare Tire and Tool Storage
357
Changing a Flat Tire
363
Overheating
370
Overheating
370
Emergency Starting
372
Starting a Flooded Engine
372
Jump-Starting
373
Push-Starting
378
Emergency Towing
379
Towing Description
379
Tiedown Hook
380
Recreational Towing
382
8. Maintenance and Care
383
Introduction
384
Introduction
384
Scheduled Maintenance
385
Scheduled Maintenance (USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico)
385
Scheduled Maintenance (Mexico)
390
Owner Maintenance
397
Owner Maintenance Schedule
397
Owner Maintenance Precautions
398
Engine Compartment Overview
399
Engine Oil
401
Engine Coolant
404
Brake/Clutch Fluid
406
Power Steering Fluid
407
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (ATF)
408
Washer Fluid
409
Body Lubrication
410
Wiper Blades
411
Battery
415
Tires
419
Light Bulbs
426
Fuses
438
Appearance Care
445
How to Minimize Environmental Paint Damage
445
Exterior Care
447
Interior Care
451
9. Customer Information
455
Customer Assistance
456
Customer Assistance (U.S.A.)
456
Customer Assistance (Canada)
461
Customer Assistance (Puerto Rico)
464
Customer Assistance (Mexico)
465
Mazda Importer/Distributors
467
Importer/Distributor
467
Distributor in Each Area
467
Warranty
469
Warranties for Your Mazda
469
Outside the United States
470
Outside Canada
471
Registering Your Vehicle in A Foreign Country (Except United States and Canada)
472
Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and Accessories
473
Cell Phones
474
Cell Phones Warning
474
Event Data Recorder
475
Event Data Recorder
475
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
476
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
476
Tire Information (U.S.A.)
478
Tire Labeling
478
Location of the Tire Label (Placard)
484
Tire Maintenance
487
Vehicle Loading
490
Steps for Determining the Correct Load Limit:
496
Reporting Safety Defects
497
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)
497
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada)
498
Service Publications
499
Service Publications
499
Identification Numbers
502
Vehicle Information Labels
502
Specifications
504
Specifications
504
Personalization Features
512
Personalization Features
512
Index
518

FAQ about the 2012 Mazda 3 Manual

What contains the 2012 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 2012 owner's manual:

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Mazda 3, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2012 Mazda 3 Owners Manual?

The Mazda 3 owner manual for the 2012 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Mazda 3 year 2012 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2012 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Mazda 3 (2012) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2012 is available in English.

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