Off-Road Traction Assist

Off-Road Traction Assist*

When the vehicle tires become embedded in mud, sand, or deep snow, the Off-Road Traction Assist functions to prevent

drive-wheel spinning and to assist in freeing tires that are stuck.

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WARNING

Do not drive over rough rocky roads and river beds.



Do not rely completely on the Off-Road Traction Assist.

The Off-Road Traction Assist has limitations. Always drive the vehicle safely according to the road conditions. Do not drive the vehicle recklessly, otherwise it may result in an accident. In addition, do not drive the vehicle under the following conditions while the Off-Road Traction Assist is operating. Otherwise, it could negatively affect the drivetrain parts which could result in an accident.

- Vehicle is driven on paved roads.

- Temporary spare tire or tires of a different specified size are used.

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CAUTION

- Tire chains are used.


The Off-Road Traction Assist is a function to assist in freeing tires that are stuck.

When it is not necessary to use this function, avoid driving the vehicle continuously with the Off-Road Traction Assist on.

(Vehicle equipped with Type A/B instrument cluster)

If the vehicle is driven continuously with the Off-Road Traction Assist on, the AWD WARNING indication may be displayed. (Vehicle equipped with Type C instrument cluster)

If the vehicle is driven continuously with the Off-Road Traction Assist on, the AWD WARNING light may flash.

Refer to If a WARNING Light Turns On or Flashes on page 7-23.


NOTE

The vehicle may vibrate or you might hear an operation sound while the Off-Road Traction Assist is operating or is operational, however, this does not indicate a problem.

β–Ό Off-Road Traction Assist Indicator Light


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- When the ignition is switched ON, the indicator light turns on and then turns off after a few seconds.

- When pressing the Off-Road Traction Assist switch to operate the Off-Road Traction Assist, the indicator light turns on.

- A problem in the system might be indicated under the following conditions. Have your vehicle inspected by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

- The indicator light does not turn on when the ignition is switched ON or it remains on.

- The indicator light turns on even though the Off-Road Traction Assist was not operated.

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β–Ό Off-Road Traction Assist Switch

When the switch is pressed after stopping the vehicle, the Off-Road Traction Assist becomes operational.

The Off-Road Traction Assist indicator light in the instrument cluster turn on.

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If the switch is pressed again, the

Off-Road Traction Assist is stopped and the Off-Road Traction Assist indicator light turn off.


NOTE

If the engine is stopped with the Off-Road Traction Assist operational, the Off-Road Traction Assist is stopped when the engine is started the next time.


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