When Warning/Indicator Lights Illuminate/Flash

WARNING light illuminates


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Type A

Displays when notification of the system malfunctions is required.

Check the message indicated in the display and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

(Display example)

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Master WARNING light


Master WARNING light


Master WARNING light

Displays as follows:


Indication in display and master WARNING light in instrument cluster are illuminated at same time

When WARNING/Indicator Lights Illuminate/Flash

When WARNING/Indicator Lights Illuminate/Flash

When WARNING/Indicator Lights Illuminate/Flash

This indicates a malfunction with the vehicle system. Check the message indicated in the display and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer. For details, refer to the explanations for the WARNING/ indicator lights, in the WARNING/indicator lights section, which match the symbol in the upper part of the display. If a message is not indicated in the display, operate the INFO switch to display the β€œWARNING” screen.

Type B

The light illuminates continuously if any one of the following occurs. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

β€’ There is a malfunction in the battery management system.

β€’ There is a malfunction in the brake switch.


If the brake system WARNING light illuminates


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If the brake WARNING light remains illuminated even though the parking brake is released, the brake fluid may be low or there could be a problem with the brake system. Park the vehicle in a safe place immediately and contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

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WARNING

WARNING

WARNING

Do not drive with the brake system WARNING light illuminated. Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the brakes inspected as soon as possible:

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CAUTION

CAUTION

CAUTION

Driving with the brake system WARNING light illuminated is dangerous. It indicates that your brakes may not work at all or that they could completely fail at any time. If this light remains illuminated, after checking that the parking brake is fully released, have the brakes inspected immediately.


In addition, the effectiveness of the braking may diminish so you may need to depress the brake pedal more strongly than normal to stop the vehicle.


If the antilock brake system (ABS) WARNING light illuminates


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If the ABS WARNING light stays on while you're driving, the ABS control unit has detected a system malfunction. If this occurs, your brakes will function normally as if the vehicle had no ABS.

Should this happen, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

NOTE

When the engine is jump-started to charge the battery, uneven rpm occurs and the ABS WARNING light may illuminate. If this occurs, it is the result of the weak battery and does not indicate an ABS malfunction.

Recharge the battery.


If the brake system WARNING light and the ABS WARNING light illuminate simultaneously


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WARNING

WARNING

WARNING

If the electronic brake force distribution control unit determines that some components are operating incorrectly, the control unit may illuminate the brake system WARNING light and the ABS WARNING light simultaneously. The problem is likely to be the electronic brake force distribution system.


Do not drive with both the ABS WARNING light and brake WARNING light illuminated. Have the vehicle towed to an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the brakes inspected as soon as possible:

Driving when the brake system WARNING light and ABS WARNING light are illuminated simultaneously is dangerous.

When both lights are illuminated, the rear wheels could lock more quickly in an emergency stop than under normal circumstances.

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If the charging system WARNING indication/WARNING light is indicated


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Type A/Type B

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CAUTION

CAUTION

CAUTION

If the WARNING light/indication illuminates while driving, it indicates a malfunction of the alternator or of the charging system. Drive to the side of the road and park off the right-of-way. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.


Do not continue driving when the charging system WARNING light is illuminated because the engine could stop unexpectedly.


If the engine oil WARNING indication/ WARNING light is indicated



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Type A/Type B

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CAUTION

CAUTION

CAUTION

This WARNING light/WARNING indication indicates low engine oil pressure.


Do not run the engine if the oil pressure is low. Otherwise, it could result in extensive engine damage.

If the light illuminates or the WARNING indication is displayed while driving:

1. Drive to the side of the road and park off the right-of-way on level ground.

2. Turn off the engine and wait 5 minutes for the oil to drain back into the oil pan.

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CAUTION

CAUTION

3. Inspect the engine oil level (page 6-22). If it's low, add the appropriate amount of engine oil while being careful not to overfill.


Do not run the engine if the oil level is low. Otherwise, it could result in extensive engine damage.

4. Start the engine and check the WARNING light/WARNING indication.

If the light/indication remains illuminated even though the oil level is normal or after adding oil, stop the engine immediately and have your vehicle towed to an Authorized Mazda Dealer.


If the check engine light illuminates or flashes


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If this light illuminates while driving, the vehicle may have a problem. It is important to

NOTE

the driving conditions when the light illuminated and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

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The check engine light may illuminate in the following cases:

β€’ The fuel tank level being very low or approaching empty.

β€’ The engine's electrical system has a problem.

β€’ The emission control system has a problem.

β€’ (U.S.A. and Canada)

The fuel-filler cap is missing or not tightened securely.


If the check engine light remains on, or it flashes continuously, do not drive at high speeds and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.


If the high engine coolant temperature WARNING light (red) illuminates or flashes


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The light flashes when the engine coolant temperature is extremely high, and illuminates when the engine coolant temperature increases further.

Handling Procedure Flashing light

Drive slowly to reduce engine load until

you can find a safe place to stop the vehicle and wait for the engine to cool down.

Illuminated light

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CAUTION

CAUTION

CAUTION

This indicates the possibility of overheating. Park the vehicle in a safe place immediately and stop the engine. Refer to Overheating (page 7-18).


Do not drive the vehicle with the high engine coolant temperature WARNING light illuminated. Otherwise, it could result in damage to the engine.


If the AWD WARNING indication/ WARNING light is indicated



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Type A

The WARNING indication will display under the following conditions;

β€’ There is an abnormality with the AWD system.

β€’ There is too much difference in tire radius between the front and rear wheels.

β€’ The differential oil temperature is abnormally high.

β€’ There is a continuous large difference between front and rear wheel rotation, such as when trying to pull away from an icy surface or when trying to remove the vehicle from mud, sand or similar conditions.

When β€œ4WD system inspection required” is indicated

Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

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When β€œStop vehicle at safe area” is indicated

Park the vehicle in a safe place. After a few moments, if the indication disappears, you can resume driving. If the indication does not disappear, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Type B

The WARNING light will illuminate or flash under the following conditions:

β€’ Illuminates when there is an abnormality with the AWD system.

β€’ Illuminates if there is too much difference in tire radius between the front and rear wheels.

β€’ Flashes when the differential oil temperature is abnormally high.

β€’ Flashes when there is a continuous large difference between front and rear wheel rotation, such as when trying to pull away from an icy surface or when trying to remove the vehicle from mud, sand or similar conditions.

When illuminated

If the AWD WARNING light illuminates, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

When flashing

Park the vehicle in a safe place. After a few moments, if the WARNING light stops flashing, you can resume driving. If the light does not stop flashing, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

If the automatic transaxle WARNING indication/WARNING light is indicated


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Type A/Type B

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CAUTION

CAUTION

CAUTION

The light/indication illuminates when the transaxle has a problem.


If the automatic transaxle WARNING light/WARNING indication illuminates, the transaxle has an electrical problem. Continuing to drive your Mazda in this condition could cause damage to your transaxle. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

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If the power steering malfunction WARNING indication/indicator light is indicated


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Type A/Type B

The power steering malfunction indicator light/WARNING indication illuminates or flashes if there is a malfunction with the power steering while the engine is running.

If the indicator light/WARNING indication illuminates or flashes, park the vehicle in a safe place immediately and stop the engine.

If the indicator light/WARNING indication does not turn off even if the engine is restarted afterwards, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTE

β€’ If the indicator light/WARNING indication illuminates or flashes, the power steering will not operate normally. If this happens, the steering wheel can still be operated, however, the operation may feel heavy compared to normal, and the steering wheel could vibrate when turning.

β€’ Repeatedly jerking the steering wheel left and right while the vehicle is stopped or moving extremely slowly will cause the power steering system to go into protective mode which will make the steering feel heavy, but this does not indicate a problem. If this occurs, park the vehicle safely and wait several minutes for the system to return to normal.

If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner system WARNING light illuminates or flashes


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WARNING

WARNING

WARNING

A system malfunction is indicated if the WARNING light constantly flashes, constantly illuminates or does not illuminate at all when the ignition is switched ON. If any of these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. The system may not operate in an accident.


Never tamper with the air bag/ pretensioner systems and always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform all servicing and repairs:

Self-servicing or tampering with the systems is dangerous. An air bag/ pretensioner could accidentally activate or become disabled causing serious injury or death.

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If the tire pressure monitoring system WARNING light flashes


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If the tire pressure monitoring system has a malfunction, the tire pressure WARNING light flashes for about 1 minute when the ignition is switched ON and then continues illuminating. Have your vehicle checked by an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.


If the KEY WARNING light (red) illuminates


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Type A

β€œKeyless System Inspection Required” is displayed

This message is displayed if the advanced keyless entry & push button start system has a problem.

Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.


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CAUTION

CAUTION

CAUTION

If the above message is indicated, or the push button start indicator light (amber) flashes, the engine may not start. If the engine cannot be started, try starting it using the emergency operation for starting the engine, and have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

Refer to Emergency Operation for Starting the Engine on page 4-8.

β€œSet Power to OFF” is displayed

This message is displayed when the driver's door is opened without switching the ignition off.

β€œKey not found” is displayed

This message is displayed when any of the following operations is performed with the key out of the operational range or placed in areas inside the cabin where it is difficult for the key to be detected.

β€’ The push button start is pressed with the ignition switched off

β€’ The ignition is switched on

β€’ All doors are closed without switching the ignition off

Type B

If any malfunction occurs in the keyless entry system, it illuminates continuously.

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CAUTION

CAUTION

CAUTION

If the key WARNING indicator light illuminates or the push button start indicator light (amber) flashes, the engine may not start. If the engine cannot be started, try starting it using the emergency operation for starting the engine, and have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. Refer to Emergency Operation for Starting the Engine on page 4-8.


If the traction control system (TCS)/dynamic stability control (DSC) indicator light illuminates


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If the light stays on, the TCS, DSC or the brake assist system may have a malfunction and they may not operate correctly. Take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTE

β€’ In addition to the indicator light flashing, a slight lugging sound will come from the engine. This indicates that the TCS/DSC is operating properly.

β€’ On slippery surfaces, such as fresh snow, it will be impossible to achieve high rpm when the TCS is on.

If the traction control system (TCS) OFF indicator light illuminates


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If the light remains illuminated and the TCS is not switched off, take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The DSC may have a malfunction.


If the adaptive front lighting system (AFS) OFF indicator light flashesΓ­


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The indicator light flashes continuously if the system is malfunctioning. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTE

β€’ Even if the AFS is not operating due to some malfunction, the normal headlight function is still operable.

β€’ If there is a malfunction with the headlight auto-leveling function, the indicator light flashes.

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If the low engine coolant temperature indicator light (blue) does not turn off


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If the low engine coolant temperature indicator light remains illuminated after the engine has been sufficiently warmed up, the temperature sensor could have a malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.


If the turn signal/hazard WARNING indicator light illuminates or flashes at an abnormally high speed


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If an indicator light remains illuminated (does not flash) or if it flashes abnormally, one of the turn signal bulbs may be burned out. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

If the security indicator light illuminates or flashes


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If the engine does not start with the correct key, and the security indicator light keeps illuminating or flashing, the system may have a malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.


If the blind spot monitoring (BSM) system OFF indicator light flashesΓ­


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The indicator light flashes if the BSM system has a malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTE

If the vehicle is driven on a road with less traffic and few vehicles that the radar sensors can detect, the system may pause (The BSM OFF indicator light in the instrument panel flashes). However, it does not indicate a malfunction.



Γ­Some models.

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Warning/Indicator Lights and Warning Sounds

(Page 172)

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(Page 174)

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