2018 Mazda 3 Owner's Manual

2018 Mazda 3 owners manual
Year:
2018
Make:
Mazda
Model:
3
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
20.49 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
5
Pictorial Index
7
Interior Overview
8
Interior Equipment (View A)
8
Interior Equipment (View B)
9
Interior Equipment (View C)
10
Interior Equipment (View D)
11
Exterior Overview
12
(4-Door)
12
(5-Door)
13
Essential Safety Equipment
15
Seats
16
Seat Precautions
16
Front Seat
19
Rear Seat
21
Head Restraints
24
Seat Belt Systems
26
Seat Belt Precautions
26
Seat Belt
29
Seat Belt Warning Systems
30
Front Seat Belt Pretensioner and Load Limiting Systems
30
Seat Belt Extender
32
Child-Restraint
34
Child-Restraint Precautions
34
Child-Restraint System Installation
39
Child-Restraint System Suitability for Various Seat Positions Table
41
Installing Child-Restraint Systems
45
SRS Air Bags
58
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions
58
Supplemental Restraint System Components
65
How the SRS Air Bags Work
67
SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria
72
Limitations to SRS Air Bag
73
Front Passenger Occupant Classification System
75
Constant Monitoring
79
Before Driving
81
Keys
82
Keys
82
Keyless Entry System
83
Advanced Keyless Entry System
89
Advanced Keyless Entry System
89
Operational Range
90
Doors and Locks
91
Door Locks
91
Liftgate/Trunk Lid
100
Inside Trunk Release Lever (4-Door)
104
Fuel and Emission
105
Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions
105
Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap
108
Steering Wheel
110
Steering Wheel
110
Mirrors
112
Mirrors
112
Windows
115
Power Windows
115
Moonroof
118
Security System
121
Modification and Add-On Equipment
121
Immobilizer System
121
Theft-Deterrent System
123
Driving Tips
125
Break-In Period
125
Saving Fuel and Protection of the Environment
125
Hazardous Driving
126
Floor Mat
126
Rocking the Vehicle
127
Winter Driving
128
Driving In Flooded Area
130
Overloading
130
Driving on Uneven Road
131
Towing
132
Trailer Towing
132
Recreational Towing
132
When Driving
133
Start/Stop Engine
136
Ignition Switch
136
Starting the Engine
137
Turning the Engine Off
142
Instrument Cluster and Display
144
Meters and Gauges
144
Active Driving Display
152
Warning/Indicator Lights
155
Manual Transaxle Operation
161
Manual Transaxle Shift Pattern
161
Automatic Transaxle
164
Automatic Transaxle Controls
164
Shift-Lock System
165
Transaxle Ranges
165
Manual Shift Mode
167
Direct Mode
173
Driving Tips
174
Switches and Controls
175
Lighting Control
175
Fog Lights
180
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
180
Windshield Wipers and Washer
181
Rear Window Wiper and Washer
185
Rear Window Defogger
185
Horn
187
Hazard Warning Flasher
188
HomeLink Wireless Control System
188
Brake
192
Brake System
192
Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
196
ABS/TCS/DSC
198
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
198
Traction Control System (TCS)
199
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
200
i-ELOOP
202
i-ELOOP
202
Fuel Economy Monitor
204
Fuel Economy Monitor
204
Drive Selection
206
Drive Selection
206
Power Steering
208
Power Steering
208
i-ACTIVSENSE
209
i-ACTIVSENSE
209
Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)
212
High Beam Control System (HBC)
213
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
216
Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)
222
Distance Recognition Support System (DRSS)
228
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
230
Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC)
234
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) & Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
245
Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)
256
Smart Brake Support (SBS)
260
Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
263
Radar Sensor (Front)
268
Radar Sensors (Rear)
271
Cruise Control
273
Cruise Control
273
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
278
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
278
Rear View Monitor
282
Rear View Monitor
282
Interior Features
291
Climate Control System
292
Operating Tips
292
Vent Operation
293
Manual Climate Control
295
Automatic Climate Control
299
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
302
Audio System
306
Antenna
306
Operating Tips for Audio System
307
Audio set [Type A (non-touchscreen)]
316
Audio set [Type B (touchscreen)]
322
Audio Control Switch Operation
343
AUX/USB mode
344
Bluetooth®
359
Bluetooth®
359
Bluetooth® Hands-Free (Type A)
384
Bluetooth® Hands-Free (Type B)
391
Bluetooth® Audio (Type A)
401
Bluetooth® Audio (Type B)
404
Troubleshooting
415
Interior Equipment
419
Sunvisors
419
Interior Lights
420
Accessory Sockets
422
Cup Holder
424
Bottle Holder
425
Storage Compartments
426
Maintenance and Care
429
Essential Information
430
Introduction
430
Scheduled Maintenance
432
Scheduled Maintenance (U.S.A., Canada, and Puerto Rico)
432
Scheduled Maintenance (Mexico)
438
Maintenance Monitor
444
Owner Maintenance
446
Owner Maintenance Precautions
446
Hood
448
Engine Compartment Overview
450
Engine Oil
451
Engine Coolant
453
Brake/Clutch Fluid
455
Washer Fluid
455
Body Lubrication
456
Wiper Blades
457
Battery
461
Key Battery Replacement
463
Tires
466
Light Bulbs
470
Fuses
485
Appearance Care
491
Exterior Care
491
Interior Care
497
If Trouble Arises
501
Parking in an Emergency
502
Parking in an Emergency
502
Flat Tire
503
Spare Tire and Tool Storage
503
Changing a Flat Tire
506
Battery Runs Out
516
Jump-Starting
516
Emergency Starting
519
Starting a Flooded Engine
519
Push-Starting
519
Overheating
520
Overheating
520
Emergency Towing
522
Towing Description
522
Tiedown Hooks
523
Warning/Indicator Lights and Warning Sounds
525
If a Warning Light Turns On or Flashes
525
Message Indicated on Display
536
Warning Sound is Activated
538
When Liftgate/Trunk Lid Cannot be Opened
543
When Liftgate/Trunk Lid Cannot be Opened
543
Active Driving Display Does Not Operate
545
If the Active Driving Display Does Not Operate
545
Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects
547
Customer Assistance
548
Customer Assistance (U.S.A.)
548
Customer Assistance (Canada)
553
Customer Assistance (Puerto Rico)
556
Customer Assistance (Mexico)
557
Mazda Importer/Distributors
559
Importer/Distributor
559
Reporting Safety Defects
560
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)
560
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada)
561
Warranty
562
Warranties for Your Mazda
562
Outside the United States/Canada
563
Registering Your Vehicle in A Foreign Country (Except United States and Canada)
564
Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and Accessories
565
Cell Phones
566
Cell Phones Warning
566
Event Data Recorder
567
Event Data Recorder (U.S.A. and Canada)
567
Recording of Vehicle Data
568
Recording of Vehicle Data
568
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
569
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
569
Tire Information (U.S.A.)
571
Tire Labeling
571
Location of the Tire Label (Placard)
576
Tire Maintenance
579
Vehicle Loading
582
Steps for Determining the Correct Load Limit
588
Declaration of Conformity
589
Declaration of Conformity
589
Specifications
597
Identification Numbers
598
Vehicle Information Labels
598
Specifications
600
Specifications
600
Personalization Features
608
Personalization Features
608
Index
615

FAQ about the 2018 Mazda 3 Manual

What contains the 2018 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 2018 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Mazda 3
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Mazda 3 owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2018 Mazda 3 Owners Manual?

The Mazda 3 owner manual for the 2018 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Mazda 3 year 2018 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2018 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Mazda 3 (2018) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2018 is available in English.

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