2012 Mazda 6 Owner's Manual

2012 Mazda 6 owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Mazda
Model:
6
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
11.04 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
11
Rear
12
2. Essential Safety Equipment
13
Seats
14
Front Seats (Manually Operated Seats)
14
Front Seats (Electrically Operated Seats)
16
Rear Seat
21
Head Restraints
23
Seat Warmer
24
Seat Belt Systems
26
Seat Belt Precautions
26
Seat Belt
30
Front Seat Belt Pretensioner and Load Limiting Systems
32
Seat Belt Extender
35
Seat Belt Warning Light
36
Seat Belt Reminder
37
Child Restraint
38
Child Restraint Precautions
38
Child-Restraint System Installation Position
42
Installing Child-Restraint Systems
43
LATCH Child-Restraint Systems
49
SRS Air Bags
53
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions
53
Supplemental Restraint System Components
58
How the SRS Air Bags Work
59
SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria
63
Limitations to SRS Air Bag
64
Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System
66
Monitoring and Maintenance
71
3. Knowing Your Mazda
73
Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System
74
Advanced Keys
74
Operation Using Advanced Keyless Functions
79
Operation Using Advanced Key Functions
87
Advanced Key Suspend Function
91
Warning Lights and Beep Sounds
92
When Warning Indicator/Beep is Activated
95
Doors and Locks
96
Keys
96
Keyless Entry System
97
Door Locks
103
Trunk Lid
108
Inside Trunk Release Lever
111
Power Windows
112
Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap
115
Hood
117
Moonroof
119
Security System
122
Immobilizer System (with Advanced Key)
122
Immobilizer System (without Advanced Key)
126
Theft-Deterrent System
130
Steering Wheel and Mirrors
133
Steering Wheel
133
Mirrors
133
4. Before Driving Your Mazda
137
Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions
138
Fuel Requirements
138
Emission Control System
139
Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide)
140
Before Starting the Engine
141
Before Getting In
141
After Getting In
141
Driving Tips
142
Break-In Period
142
Money-Saving Suggestions
142
Hazardous Driving
143
Floor Mat
143
Rocking the Vehicle
144
Winter Driving
144
Driving In Flooded Area
145
Overloading
146
Driving on Uneven Road
147
Towing
148
Trailer Towing
148
5. Driving Your Mazda
149
Starting and Driving
150
Ignition Switch
150
Starting the Engine
152
Turning the Engine Off
153
Brake System
153
Manual Transaxle Operation
159
Automatic Transaxle Controls
161
Power Steering
168
Cruise Control
168
Traction Control System (TCS)
172
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
173
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
175
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) System
181
Instrument Cluster and Indicators
186
Meters and Gauges
186
Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds
192
Warning/Indicator Lights
192
Beep Sounds
207
Switches and Controls
209
Lighting Control
209
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
214
Fog Lights
215
Windshield Wipers and Washer
215
Rear Window Defroster
219
Horn
220
Hazard Warning Flasher
221
HomeLink Wireless Control System
221
6. Interior Comfort
225
Climate Control System
226
Operating Tips
226
Vent Operation
227
Types of the Climate Control System
229
Manual Type
230
Fully Automatic Type
235
Audio System
240
Antenna
240
Operating Tips for Audio System
240
Types of the Audio Set
249
Audio Set (Type A)
251
Audio Set (Type B)
269
Audio Control Switch Operation
295
AUX Mode (Auxiliary input)
298
Safety Certification
301
Bluetooth Audio (Type A)
302
Bluetooth Audio (Type A)
302
Bluetooth Audio (Type B)
311
Bluetooth Audio (Type B)
311
Bluetooth Hands-Free (Voice Recognition)
319
Bluetooth Hands-Free
319
Basic Bluetooth Hands-Free Operation
324
Convenient Use of the Hands-Free System
329
Hands-Free Setting
336
When Bluetooth Hands-Free Cannot be Used
344
Safety Certification
344
Mazda Bluetooth Hands-Free Customer Service
345
Bluetooth Hands-Free (Panel Operation)
346
Bluetooth Hands-Free
346
Basic Bluetooth Hands-Free Operation
348
Convenient Use of the Hands-Free System
351
Hands-Free Setting
355
When Bluetooth Hands-Free Cannot be Used
357
Safety Certification
358
Mazda Bluetooth Hands-Free Customer Service
358
Rear View Monitor
359
Rear View Monitor
359
Interior Equipment
365
Sunvisors
365
Interior Lights
366
Information Display
368
Cup Holder
372
Bottle Holder
373
Storage Compartments
374
Accessory Sockets
377
7. In Case of an Emergency
379
Parking in an Emergency
380
Parking in an Emergency
380
Flat Tire
381
Spare Tire and Tool Storage
381
Changing a Flat Tire
384
Overheating
391
Overheating
391
Emergency Starting
393
Starting a Flooded Engine
393
Jump-Starting
394
Push-Starting
396
Emergency Towing
397
Towing Description
397
Recreational Towing
398
8. Maintenance and Care
399
Introduction
400
Introduction
400
Scheduled Maintenance
401
Scheduled Maintenance (USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico)
401
Scheduled Maintenance (Mexico)
406
Owner Maintenance
413
Owner Maintenance Schedule
413
Owner Maintenance Precautions
414
Engine Compartment Overview
416
Engine Oil
417
Engine Coolant
420
Brake/Clutch Fluid
422
Power Steering Fluid
423
Washer Fluid
424
Body Lubrication
425
Wiper Blades
425
Battery
428
Tires
429
Light Bulbs
436
Fuses
445
Appearance Care
451
How to Minimize Environmental Paint Damage
451
Exterior Care
453
Interior Care
457
9. Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects
461
Customer Assistance
462
Customer Assistance (U.S.A.)
462
Customer Assistance (Canada)
466
Customer Assistance (Puerto Rico)
469
Customer Assistance (Mexico)
470
Mazda Importer/Distributors
472
Importer/Distributor
472
Distributor in Each Area
472
Warranty
474
Warranties for Your Mazda
474
Outside the United States
475
Outside Canada
476
Registering Your Vehicle in A Foreign Country (Except United States and Canada)
477
Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and Accessories
478
Cell Phones
479
Cell Phones Warning
479
Event Data Recorder
480
Event Data Recorder
480
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
481
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
481
Tire Information (U.S.A.)
483
Tire Labeling
483
Location of the Tire Label (Placard)
489
Tire Maintenance
492
Vehicle Loading
495
Steps for Determining the Correct Load Limit:
501
Reporting Safety Defects
502
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)
502
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada)
503
Service Publications
504
Service Publications
504
Identification Numbers
508
Vehicle Information Labels
508
Specifications
510
Specifications
510
Personalization Features
515
Personalization Features
515
Index
520

FAQ about the 2012 Mazda 6 Manual

What contains the 2012 6 manual?

The Mazda 6 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Mazda to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Mazda 6. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Mazda 6 2012 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Mazda 6 owners can do
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Mazda 6
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2012 Mazda 6 Owners Manual?

The Mazda 6 owner manual for the 2012 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Mazda 6 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 6 (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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