Starting the Engine

(amber) illuminates when the ignition is switched ON and the engine is not running.)

Some indicator lights/WARNING lights should be inspected before the engine is started (page 4-12).

NOTE

(SKYACTIV-G 2.0, SKYACTIV-G 2.5, SKYACTIV-G 2.5T)

When the push button start is pressed to ON, the sound of the fuel pump motor operating near the fuel tank can be heard. This does not indicate an abnormality.

Starting the Engine


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WARNING

Radio waves from the key may affect medical devices such as pacemakers: Before using the key near people who use medical devices, ask the medical device manufacturer or your physician if radio waves from the key will affect the device.


NOTE

- The key must be carried because the key carries an immobilizer chip that must communicate with the engine controls at short range.

- The engine can be started when the push button start is pressed from off, ACC, or ON.

- The push button start system functions (function which can start the engine by only carrying the key) can be deactivated to prevent any possible adverse effect on a user wearing a pacemaker or other medical device. If the system is deactivated, you will be unable to start the engine by carrying the key. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer for details. If the push button start system functions have been deactivated, you can start the engine by following the procedure indicated when the key battery goes dead.

Refer to Engine Start Function When Key Battery is Dead on page 4-8.

- After starting a cold engine, the engine speed increases and a whining sound from the engine compartment can be heard.

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This is for improved exhaust gas purification and does not indicate any parts defect.

- Engine-starting is controlled by the spark ignition system.

This system meets all Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Standard requirements regulating the impulse electrical field strength of radio noise.

1. Make sure you are carrying the key.

2. Occupants should fasten their seat belts.

3. Make sure the parking brake is on.

4. Continue to press the brake pedal firmly until the engine has completely started.

5. (Manual transaxle)

Continue to press the clutch pedal firmly until the engine has completely started.

(Automatic transaxle)

Put the vehicle in park (P). If you must restart the engine while the vehicle is moving, shift into neutral (N).

NOTE

- (Manual transaxle)

The starter will not operate if the clutch pedal is not depressed sufficiently.

- (Automatic transaxle)

The starter will not operate if the selector lever is not in P or N position and the brake pedal is not depressed sufficiently.

6. Verify that the KEY indicator light (green) (if equipped) in the instrument

cluster and the push button start indicator light (green) illuminate.

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Indicator light

Indicator light

Indicator light

Push button start

Push button start

Push button start

NOTE

- If the push button start indicator light (green) flashes, make sure that the key is being carried (for vehicles with a type A/type B instrument cluster (page 7-23), messages are displayed in the instrument cluster).

- If the push button start indicator light (green) flashes with the key being carried, touch the key to the push button start and start the engine (for vehicles with a type A/ type B instrument cluster (page

7-23), messages are displayed in the instrument cluster). Refer to Engine Start Function When Key Battery is Dead on page 4-8.

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CAUTION

If the KEY WARNING light (red) illuminates, or the push button start indicator light (amber) flashes, this could indicate a problem with the engine starting system. This may prevent the engine from starting or from switching the ignition to ACC or ON (for vehicles with a type A/type B instrument cluster (page 7-23), messages are displayed in the instrument cluster). Have your vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.


NOTE

- Under the following conditions, the KEY WARNING light (red) flashes after the push button start is pressed. This informs the driver that the push button start will not switch to ACC, even if it is pressed from off (for vehicles with a type A/type B instrument cluster (page 7-23), messages are displayed in the instrument cluster).

- The key battery is dead.

- The key is out of operational range.

- The key is placed in areas where it is difficult for the system to detect the signal (page 3-8).

- A key from another manufacturer similar to the key is in the operational range.

- (Forced engine starting method)

If the KEY WARNING light (red) illuminates, or the push button start indicator light (amber) flashes, this could indicate that the engine may not start using the usual starting method (for vehicles with a type A/ type B instrument cluster (page

7-23), messages are displayed in the instrument cluster). Have your vehicle inspected at an Authorized

Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. If this occurs, the engine can be

force-started. Press and hold the push button start until the engine starts. Other procedures necessary for starting the engine, such as having the key in the cabin, and depressing the clutch pedal (manual transaxle) or the brake pedal (automatic transaxle) are required.

- When the engine is force-started, the KEY WARNING light (red) (if equipped)remains illuminated and the push button start indicator light (amber) remains flashing.

- (Automatic transaxle)

When the selector lever is in the neutral (N) position, the KEY indicator light (green) (if equipped)and the push button start indicator light (green) do not illuminate.

7. Press the push button start after both the KEY indicator light (green) (if equipped)in the instrument cluster and the push button start indicator light (green) illuminate.

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NOTE

- After starting the engine, the push button start indicator light (amber) turns off and the ignition switches to the ON position.

- (SKYACTIV-G 2.0, SKYACTIV-G 2.5, SKYACTIV-G 2.5T)

After pressing the push button start and before the engine starts, the operation sound of the fuel pump motor from near the fuel tank can be heard, however, this does not indicate a malfunction.

- (SKYACTIV-D 2.2)

- The starter does not rotate until the glow indicator light turns off.

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- If the ignition is left switched ON for a long period of time without the engine running after the glow plugs are warmed up, the glow plugs may warm up again which will illuminate the glow indicator light.

- When starting the engine, do not release the brake pedal until the glow indicator light in the instrument cluster turns off and the engine starts, after pressing the push button start.

- If the brake pedal is released before the engine starts, depress the brake pedal again and press the push button start to start the engine.

8. After starting the engine, let it idle for about 10 seconds.

NOTE

- (SKYACTIV-G 2.0, SKYACTIV-G 2.5, SKYACTIV-G 2.5T)

- Whether the engine is cold or warm, it should be started without the use of the accelerator.

- If the engine does not start the first time, refer to Starting a Flooded Engine under Emergency Starting. If the engine still does not start, have your vehicle inspected by an Authorized Mazda Dealer (page

7-16).

- (SKYACTIV-D 2.2)

If the ambient temperature is lower than about - 10 °C (14 °F), the maximum engine speed may not be attained for about 3 minutes after the engine starts to protect the engine.

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CAUTION

▼ Engine Start Function When Key Battery is Dead


When starting the engine by holding the transmitter over the push button start due to a dead key battery or a malfunctioning key, be careful not to allow the following, otherwise the signal from the key will not be received correctly and the engine may not start.

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- Metal parts of other keys or metal objects touch the key.

Type A Type B

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- Spare keys or keys for other vehicles equipped with an immobilizer system touch or come near the key.

Type A Type B

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- Devices for electronic purchases, or security passage touch or come near the key.

If the engine cannot be started due to a dead key battery, the engine can be started using the following procedure:

1. Continue to depress the brake pedal firmly until the engine has completely started.

2. (Manual transaxle)

Continue to depress the clutch pedal firmly until the engine has completely started.

3. Make sure that the push button start indication light (green) flashes.

4. Type A

Touch the push button start using the backside of the key (as shown) while

the push button start indicator light (green) flashes.


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Indicator light

Indicator light

Indicator light

Key

Key

Key

Push button start

Push button start

Push button start

NOTE

When touching the push button start using the backside of the key as shown in the illustration, touch the push button start with the lock switch side of the key facing up.

Type B

Align the center area of the emblem on the transmitter with the center area of the push button start while the push button start indicator light (green) flashes.


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Indicator light Emblem

Key

Indicator light Emblem

Key

Indicator light Emblem

Key

Push button start

Push button start

Push button start

5. Make sure that the push button start indicator light (green) turns on.

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6. Press the push button start to start the engine.

NOTE

- The engine cannot be started unless the clutch pedal is fully depressed (manual transaxle) or the brake pedal is fully depressed (automatic transaxle).

- If there is a malfunction with the push button start function, the push button start indicator light (amber) flashes. In this case, the engine may start, however, have the vehicle checked at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

- If the push button start indicator light (green) does not illuminate, perform the operation from the beginning again. If it does not illuminate, have the vehicle checked at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

- To switch the ignition position without starting the engine, perform the following operations after the push button start indicator light (green) turns on.

1. Release the clutch pedal (manual transaxle) or brake pedal (automatic transaxle).

2. Press the push button start to switch the ignition position. The ignition switches in the order of ACC, ON, and off each time the push button start is pressed. To switch the ignition position again, perform the operation from the beginning.

▼ Emergency Operation for Starting the Engine

If the KEY WARNING light (red) illuminates, or the push button start indicator light (amber) flashes, this could indicate that the engine may not start using the usual starting method (for vehicles with a type A/type B instrument cluster (page 7-23), messages are displayed in the instrument cluster). Have your vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. If this occurs, the engine can be force-started. Press and hold the push button start until the engine starts. Other procedures necessary for starting the engine such as having the key in the cabin, and depressing the clutch pedal (manual transaxle) or the brake pedal (automatic transaxle) are required.

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WARNING

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Ignition Switch

(Page 76)

Ignition Switch ‌▼ Push Button Start PositionsThe system operates only when the key is within operational range.Indicator lightIndicator l...

Turning the Engine Off

(Page 78)

Turning the Engine Off Do not stop the engine while the vehicle is moving:Stopping the engine while the vehicle is moving for any reason other than

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