Parking Sensor System

Parking Sensor System*

The parking sensors use ultrasonic sensors which detect obstructions around the vehicle when the vehicle is driven at low speeds, such as during garage or parallel parking, and a buzzer sound and detection indicator notify the driver of the approximate distance from the vehicle to the surrounding obstruction.


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Front corner sensor


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Rear sensor


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WARNING

Front sensor Rear corner sensor



Do not rely completely on the parking sensor system and be sure to confirm the safety around your vehicle visually when driving:

This system can assist the driver in operating the vehicle in the forward and backward directions while parking. The detection ranges of the sensors are limited, therefore, driving the vehicle while relying only on the system may cause an accident. Always confirm the safety around your vehicle visually when driving.


NOTE

- Do not install any accessories within the detection ranges of the sensors. It may affect the system operation.

- Depending on the type of obstruction and the surrounding conditions, the detection range of a sensor may narrow, or the sensors may not be able to detect obstructions.

- The system may not operate normally under the following conditions:

- Mud, ice, or snow is adhering to the sensor area (Returns to normal operation when removed).

- The sensor area is frozen (Returns to normal operation when the ice is thawed).

- The sensor is covered by a hand.

- The sensor is excessively shocked.

- The vehicle is excessively tilted.

- Under extremely hot or cold weather conditions.

- The vehicle is driven on bumps, inclines, gravel, or grass covered roads.

*Some models. 4-239


- Anything which generates ultrasound is near the vehicle, such as another vehicle's horn, the engine sound of a motorcycle, the air brake sound of a large-sized vehicle, or another vehicle's sensors.

- The vehicle is driven in heavy rain or in road conditions causing water-splash.

- A commercially-available fender pole or an antenna for a radio transmitter is installed to the vehicle.

- The vehicle is moving towards a tall or square curbstone.

- An obstruction is too close to the sensor.

- Obstructions under the bumper may not be detected. Obstructions that are lower than the bumper or thin which may have been initially detected may no longer be detected as the vehicle approaches more closely to the obstruction.

- The following types of obstructions may not be detected:

- Thin objects such as wire or rope

- Things which absorb sonic waves easily such as cotton or snow

- Angular shaped objects

- Very tall objects, and those which are wide at the top

- Small, short objects

- Always have the system inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer if any shock is applied to the bumpers, even in a minor accident. If the sensors are deviated, they cannot detect obstructions.

- The system may have a malfunction if the beep does not operate or the indicator light does not illuminate when the park assist sensors switch is turned on. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

- The system may have a malfunction if the beep sound which indicates a system malfunction is heard and the indicator light flashes. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

- The beeper which indicates a system malfunction may not be heard if the ambient temperature is extremely cold, or mud, ice, or snow adheres to the sensor area. Remove any foreign material from the sensor area.

- When installing a trailer hitch, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.


β–Ό Sensor Detection Range

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The sensors detect obstructions within the following range.



Rear corner sensor detection range Front sensor detection range

A: About 55 cm (About 21.7 in) B: About 55 cm (About 21.7 in) C: About 100 cm (About 39.3 in) D: About 150 cm (About 59.1 in)

A B



C

Front corner sensor detection range

Viewing distance display

D Rear sensor detection range


Display

Distance between vehicle and obstruction

Front Sensor/Front Corner Sensor

Rear Sensor/Rear Corner Sensor

Green


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Front sensor:

Approx. 100―60 cm (39.3―23.6 in)


Rear sensor:

Approx. 150―60 cm (59.0―23.6 in)


Display

Distance between vehicle and obstruction

Front Sensor/Front Corner Sensor

Rear Sensor/Rear Corner Sensor

Yellow


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Front sensor:

Approx. 60―45 cm (23.6―17.7 in) Front corner sensor:

Approx. 55―38 cm (21.7―15.0 in)


Rear sensor:

Approx. 60―45 cm (23.6―17.7 in) Rear corner sensor:

Approx. 55―38 cm (21.7―15.0 in)

Amber


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Front sensor:

Approx. 45―35 cm (17.7―13.7 in) Front corner sensor:

Approx. 38―25 cm (15.0―9.8 in)


Rear sensor:

Approx. 45―35 cm (17.7―13.7 in) Rear corner sensor:

Approx. 38―25 cm (15.0―9.8 in)

Red


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Front sensor:

Within approx. 35 cm (13.7 in) Front corner sensor:

Within approx. 25 cm (9.8 in)


Rear sensor:

Within approx. 35 cm (13.7 in) Rear corner sensor:

Within approx. 25 cm (9.8 in)

β–Ό Park Assist Sensor System Operation

When the parking sensor switch is pressed with the ignition switched ON, the buzzer sounds and the indicator light turns on.


When the ignition is switched ON with the parking sensor activated, the indicator light turns on.

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Indicator light

Indicator light

Indicator light

Press the switch again to stop the operation.


Operation conditions

The parking sensor system can be used when all of the following conditions are met:

- The ignition is switched ON.

- The parking sensor switch is turned on.


NOTE

- The detection indicator and buzzer of the front sensors/front corner sensors do not operate when the selector lever is in the P position.

- The detection indicator and buzzer sound do not activate when the parking brake is applied.

β–Ό Obstruction Detection Indication

The position of a sensor which has detected an obstruction is indicated. The gauge illuminates in different areas depending on the distance to an obstruction detected by the sensor.


As the vehicle approaches closer to an obstruction, the zone in the gauge closer to the vehicle illuminates.


Front sensor


Left front corner sensor


Left rear corner sensor

Right front corner sensor


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Right rear corner sensor



Rear sensor


NOTE

The detection indicator can switch between display and non-display. Refer to Personalization Features on page 9-11.

System problem notification

If a problem occurs, the driver is notified of the problem by the following indications.



Detection Indicator

Solution


Disconnection


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The system may have a malfunction. Have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Deal- er as soon as possible.


System mal- function


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The system may have a malfunction. Have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Deal- er as soon as possible.



Detection Indicator

Solution


Frost/soiling


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Foreign matter may be on the sensor area corre- sponding to the obstruction detection indication shown. If the system does not recover, have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Deal- er.

β–Ό Parking Sensor WARNING Beep

The beeper sounds as follows while the system is operating.

Front Sensor, Rear Sensor


Distance Detec- tion area

Distance between vehicle and obstruction

Beeper sound*1

Front Sensor

Rear Sensor


Farthest distance

Approx. 100―60 cm (39.3―23.6 in)


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Approx. 150―60 cm (59.0―23.6 in)


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Slow intermittent sound


Far distance

Approx. 60―45 cm (23.6―17.7 in)


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Approx. 60―45 cm (23.6―17.7 in)


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Medium intermit- tent sound


Middle distance

Approx. 45―35 cm (17.7―13.7 in)


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Approx. 45―35 cm (17.7―13.7 in)


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Fast intermittent sound


Distance Detec- tion area

Distance between vehicle and obstruction

Beeper sound*1

Front Sensor

Rear Sensor


Close distance

Within approx. 35 cm (13.7 in)


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Within approx. 35 cm (13.7 in)


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Continuous sound

*1 The rate at which the intermittent sound beeps increases as the vehicle approaches the obstruction.

Front Corner Sensor, Rear Corner Sensor


Distance Detection area

Distance between vehicle and obstruction

Beeper sound*1

Front/Rear Corner Sensor


Far distance

Approx. 55―38 cm (21.7―15.0 in)


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Medium intermittent sound


Middle distance

Approx. 38―25 cm (15.0―9.8 in)


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Fast intermittent sound


Close distance

Within approx. 25 cm (9.8 in)


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Continuous sound

*1 The rate at which the intermittent sound beeps increases as the vehicle approaches the obstruction.

NOTE

If an obstruction is detected in a zone for 6 seconds or more, the beep sound is stopped (except for the close-distance zone). If the same obstruction is detected in another zone, the corresponding beep sound is heard.


β–Ό When WARNING Indicator/Beep is Activated

The system notifies the driver of an abnormality by activating the beep sound and the indicator light.


Indicator/Beep

How to check

The indicator light flashes when the parking sensor switch is pressed at a vehicle speed of 10 km/h (6 mph) or less.


The system may have a malfunction. Have the vehicle inspected at an Author- ized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

The beep sound is not heard.

The system may have a malfunction. Have the vehicle inspected at an Author- ized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

The intermittent sound of the buzzer is heard 5 times.

Remove any foreign material from the sensor area. If the system does not re- cover, have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

A certain obstruction detection indicator is continuously dis- played.


Refer to Obstruction Detection Indication on page 4-243.

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