Shift-Lock System

Shift-Lock System

The shift-lock system prevents shifting out of P unless the brake pedal is depressed.


To shift from P:

1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.

2. Start the engine.

3. Press and hold the lock-release button.

4. Move the selector lever.

NOTE

- When the ignition is switched to ACC or the ignition is switched off, the selector lever cannot be shifted from P position.

- The ignition cannot be switched to OFF if the selector lever is not in P position.

β–Ό Shift-Lock Override

If the selector lever will not move from P using the proper shift procedure, continue to hold down the brake pedal.

1. Remove the shift-lock override cover using a cloth-wrapped flat head screwdriver.

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Cover

Cover

Cover

2. Insert a screwdriver and push it down.

3. Press and hold the lock-release button.

4. Move the selector lever.

Take the vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the system checked.

Transaxle Ranges

- The shift position indication in the instrument cluster illuminates.

Refer to Indication/Indicator Lights on page 4-26, 4-42, 4-55.

- The selector lever must be in P or N position to operate the starter.

P (Park)

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WARNING

P locks the transaxle and prevents the front wheels from rotating.



Always set the selector lever to P position and set the parking brake:

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CAUTION

Only setting the selector lever to the P position without using the parking brake to hold the vehicle is dangerous. If P fails to hold, the vehicle could move and cause an accident.


- Shifting into P, N or R while the vehicle is moving can damage your transaxle.

- Shifting into a driving gear or reverse when the engine is running faster than idle can damage the transaxle.

R (Reverse)

In position R, the vehicle moves only backward. You must be at a complete stop before shifting to or from R, except under rare circumstances as explained in Rocking the Vehicle (page 3-53).

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NOTE

(With parking sensor system)

When the selector lever is shifted to the R position with the ignition switched ON, the parking sensor system is activated and a beep sound is heard.

Refer to Parking Sensor System on page 4-239.

N (Neutral)

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WARNING

In N, the wheels and transaxle are not locked. The vehicle will roll freely even on the slightest incline unless the parking brake or brakes are on.



If the engine is running faster than idle, do not shift from N or P into a driving gear: It's dangerous to shift from N or P into a driving gear when the engine is running faster than idle. If this is done, the vehicle could move suddenly, causing an accident or serious injury.


Do not shift into N when driving the vehicle:

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CAUTION

Shifting into N while driving is dangerous. Engine braking cannot be applied when decelerating which could lead to an accident or serious injury.


Do not shift into N when driving the vehicle. Doing so can cause transaxle damage.

NOTE

Apply the parking brake or depress the brake pedal before moving the selector lever from N position to prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly.

D (Drive)

D is the normal driving position. From a stop, the transaxle will automatically shift through a 6-gear sequence.

M (Manual)

M is the manual shift mode position. Gears can be shifted up or down by operating the selector lever. Refer to Manual Shift Mode on page 4-67.

β–Ό Shift Position Indication

Instrument Cluster (Type A)

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Instrument Cluster (Type B/C)

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The selector position is indicated when the ignition is switched ON.

Gear position indication

In manual shift mode, the β€œM” of the shift position indication illuminates and the numeral for the selected gear is displayed.

β–Ό Active Adaptive Shift (AAS)

Active Adaptive Shift (AAS) automatically controls the transaxle shift points to best suit the road conditions and

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Automatic Transaxle Controls

(Page 87)

Automatic Transaxle Controls ‌Lock-release buttonVarious Lockouts:Indicates that you must depress the brake pedal and hold in t...

Transaxle Ranges

(Page 89)

Shift-Lock System ‌The shift-lock system prevents shifting out of P unless the brake pedal is depressed.To shift from P:1. Depress and hold

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