Warning/Indicator Lights

Warning/Indicator lights will appear in any of the highlighted areas


Warning/Indicator lights will appear in any of the highlighted areas


Brake System Warning Light


Brake System Warning Light

This warning has the following functions:


This warning has the following functions:

Parking brake warning

The light illuminates when the parking brake is applied with the ignition switch in the START or ON position. It turns off when the parking brake is fully released.

Low brake fluid level warning

If the light stays on after the parking brake is fully released, you may have a brake problem.

Drive to the side of the road and park off the right-of-way.

You may notice that the pedal is harder to depress or that it may go closer to the floor. In either case, it will take longer to stop the vehicle.

1. With the engine stopped, open the hood and check the brake fluid level immediately, and then add fluid if required.

2. After adding fluid, check the light again.

If the warning light remains on, or if the brakes do not operate properly, do not drive the vehicle. Have it towed to an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Even if the light turns off have your brake system inspected as soon as possible by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTE:
Having to add brake fluid is sometimes an indicator of leakage. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible even if the brake light is no longer illuminated.

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: 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.

ABSWarning Light

The warning light stays on for a few


The warning light stays on for a few seconds when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

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.

- (With DSC vehicles).

The brake assist system does not operate while the ABS warning light is illuminated.

Electronic Brake Force Distribution SystemWarning

If the electronic brake force distribution


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 on simultaneously. The problem is likely to be the electronic brake force distribution system.

WARNING:
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.

Charging SystemWarning Light

This warning light illuminates when the


This warning light illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position and turns off when the engine is started.

If the warning light 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.

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

Check Engine Light

This indicator light illuminates when the


This indicator light illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position and turns off when the engine is started.

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.

The check engine light may illuminate in the following cases:
- The fuel tank level being very low or approaching empty.

- The engine's electrical system has a problem.

- The emission control system has a problem.

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

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

Air Bag/Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light

If the air bag/seat belt pretensioner system


If the air bag/seat belt pretensioner system is working properly, the warning light illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position or after the engine is cranked. The warning light turns off after a specified period of time.

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

WARNING:
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.

Low Fuel Warning Light

This warning light signals that the fuel


This warning light signals that the fuel tank will soon be empty.

Refuel as soon as possible.

Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep

The seat belt warning light illuminates


The seat belt warning light illuminates and a beep sound will be heard if the driver's seat belt is not fastened when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

Belt minder


Belt minder

NOTE:
The belt minder can be deactivated. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer to deactivate or restore the seat belt minder.

Driver seated/Passenger not seated

The belt minder is a supplemental warning to the seat belt warning function.

If the driver's seat belt is not fastened when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, the warning light/beep operates to give you further reminders according to the chart below.

Once the beep sound is heard, it continues


Once the beep sound is heard, it continues sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound period has passed.

Driver seated/Passenger seated

The seat belt warning function reminds


The seat belt warning function reminds the passenger to fasten the seat belt according to the chart below.

Placing heavy items on the passenger seat may cause the passenger seat belt warning function to operate depending on the weight of the item.

Once the beep sound is heard, it continues sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound period has passed.

NOTE:
- To allow the passenger seat weight sensor to function properly, do not place and sit on an additional seat cushion on the passenger seat. The sensor may not function properly because the additional seat cushion could cause sensor interference.

- When a small child sits on the passenger seat, it is possible that neither the warning light nor the warning beep operate.

Door-Ajar Warning Light

This warning light illuminates when any


This warning light illuminates when any door or the trunk is not securely closed.

Close the door or the trunk securely before driving the vehicle.

Automatic TransmissionWarning Light

This warning light stays on for a few


This warning light stays on for a few seconds when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

The light illuminates when the transmission has a problem.

CAUTION:
If the automatic transmission warning light illuminates, the transmission has an electrical problem. Continuing to drive your Mazda in this condition could cause damage to your transmission.

Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)Warning Light

This warning light illuminates for a few


This warning light illuminates for a few seconds when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

Thereafter, the warning light illuminates and a beep is heard when tire pressure is too low in one or more tires, and flashes when there is a system malfunction.

WARNING:
If the tire pressure monitoring system warning light illuminates or flashes, or the tire pressure warning beep sound is heard, decrease vehicle speed immediately and avoid sudden maneuvering and braking: If the tire pressure monitoring system warning light illuminates or flashes, or the tire pressure warning beep sound is heard, it is dangerous to drive the vehicle at high speeds, or perform sudden maneuvering or braking. Vehicle drivability could worsen and result in an accident.

To determine if you have a slow leak or a flat, pull over to a safe position where you can check the visual condition of the tire and determine if you have enough air to proceed to a place where air may be added and the system monitored again by an Authorized Mazda Dealer or a tire repair station.

Do not ignore the TPMS Warning Light: Ignoring the TPMS warning light is dangerous, even if you know why it is illuminated. Have the problem taken care of as soon as possible before it develops into a more serious situation that could lead to tire failure and a dangerous accident.

Warning light illuminates/Warning beep sounds

When the warning light illuminates, and the warning beep sound is heard (about 3 seconds), tire pressure is too low in one or more tires.

Adjust the tire pressure to the correct tire pressure. Refer to the specification charts.

CAUTION:
When replacing/repairing the tires or wheels or both, have the work done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors may be damaged.

NOTE:
- Perform tire pressure adjustment when the tires are cold. Tire pressure will vary according to the tire temperature, therefore let the vehicle stand for 1 hour or only drive it 1.6 km (1 mile) or less before adjusting the tire pressures. When pressure is adjusted on hot tires to the cold inflation pressure, the TPMS warning light/beep may turn on after the tires cool and pressure drops below specification.

Also, an illuminated TPMS warning light, resulting from the tire air pressure dropping due to cold ambient temperature, may turn off if the ambient temperature rises. In this case, it will also be necessary to adjust the tire air pressures. If the TPMS warning light illuminates due to a drop in tire air pressure, make sure to check and adjust the tire air pressures.

- After adjusting the tire air pressures, it may require some time for the TPMS warning light to turn off. If the TPMS warning light remains illuminated, drive the vehicle at a speed of at least 25 km/h (16 mph) for 10 minutes, and then verify that it turns off.

- Tires lose air naturally over time and the TPMS cannot tell if the tires are getting too soft over time or you have a flat. However, when you find one low tire in a set of fourthat is an indication of trouble; you should have someone drive the vehicle slowly forward so you can inspect any low tire for cuts and any metal objects sticking through tread or sidewall. Put a few drops of water in the valve stem to see if it bubbles indicating a bad valve. Leaks need to be addressed by more than simply refilling the trouble tire as leaks are dangerous - take it to an Authorized Mazda Dealer which has all the equipment to fix tires, TPMS systems and order the best replacement tire for your vehicle.

If the warning light illuminates again even after the tire pressures are adjusted, there may be a tire puncture.

Refer to Vehicle with run-flat tires.

Vehicles with Instant Mobility System (IMS) emergency flat tire repair kit

If an emergency tire repair is needed, repair the punctured tire with the emergency flat tire repair kit.

CAUTION:
Do not use non-genuine tire sealant.

It may damage the tire pressure sensor.

Vehicles with optional temporary spare tire

If you have bought the optional temporary spare tire, replace the punctured tire with the temporary spare tire. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions.

Warning light flashes

When the warning light flashes, there may be a system malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Flat TireWarning Light

This warning light illuminates for a few


This warning light illuminates for a few seconds when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

Warning light illuminates/Warning beep sounds

If the tire pressures decrease extremely after the TPMS warning light has illuminated, or if a tire is punctured, the flat tire warning light also illuminates, and a beep sound will be heard for approximately 30 seconds.

Refer to Vehicle with run-flat tires.

KEY Warning Light (Red)/KEY Indicator Light (Green) (with Advanced Key)

This indicator has two colors.


This indicator has two colors.

KEY Warning Light (Red)

When illuminated

- When the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, it illuminates momentarily and then goes out.

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

WARNING:
Do not drive the vehicle with the KEY warning light illuminated: If the KEY warning light remains illuminated, do not continue to drive using the advanced key system. Park the vehicle in a safe place and use the auxiliary key to continue driving the vehicle. Have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

When flashing

- Under the following conditions, the KEY warning light (red) flashes to inform the driver that the start knob will not rotate to the ACC position even if it is pushed in from the LOCK position.

- The advanced key battery is dead.

- The advanced key is not within operational range.

- The advanced key is placed in areas where it is difficult for the system to detect the signal.

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

- Under the following conditions, the KEY warning light (red) will flash continuously when the start knob has not been returned to the LOCK position to notify the driver that the advanced key has been removed from the vehicle. It will stop flashing when the advanced key is back inside the vehicle.

- The start knob has not been returned to the LOCK position, the driver's door is open, and the advanced key is removed from the vehicle.

- The start knob has not been returned to the LOCK position and all the doors are closed after removing the advanced key from the vehicle.

NOTE:
The flashing KEY warning light (red) and the beep sound operate simultaneously.

KEY Indicator Light (Green)

When illuminated

When the start knob is pushed in from the LOCK position, the system confirms that the correct advanced key is inside the vehicle, the KEY indicator light (green).

illuminates, and the start knob can be turned to the ACC position.

When flashing

When the advanced key battery power is low, the KEY indicator light flashes for 30 seconds after the start knob is turned from the ON position to the ACC or LOCK position. Replace with a new battery before the advanced key becomes unusable.

NOTE:
The advanced key can be set so that the KEY indicator light (green) does not flash even if the battery power is low.

Refer to Setting Change (Function Customization).

Security Indicator Light

This indicator light starts flashing every 2


This indicator light starts flashing every 2 seconds when the ignition switch is turned from the ON to the ACC position and the immobilizer system is armed.

The light stops flashing when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position with the correct ignition key.

At this time, the immobilizer system is disarmed and the light illuminates for about 3 seconds and then turns off.

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

Headlight High-Beam Indicator Light

This light indicates one of two things:


This light indicates one of two things: - The high-beam headlights are on.

- The turn signal lever is in the flash-topass position.

Shift Position Indicator Light (Automatic Transmission)

This indicates the selected shift position


This indicates the selected shift position when the ignition switch is in the ON position.

Gear position indicator

The gear position indicator displays the gear in use while in either manual shift or direct mode.

TCS/DSC Indicator Light

This indicator light stays on for a few


This indicator light stays on for a few seconds when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. If the TCS or DSC is operating, the indicator light flashes.

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

DSC OFF Indicator Light

This indicator light stays on for a few


This indicator light stays on for a few seconds when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

It also illuminates when the DSC OFF switch is pressed and TCS/DSC is switched off.

If the light stays on when the TCS/DSC is not switched off, take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The dynamic stability control may have a malfunction.

NOTE:
If the battery is disconnected or a fuse is replaced, the DSC will be inoperable. In this case, the DSC OFF indicator light flashes and the TCS/DSC indicator light illuminates.

To make the DSC operable, do the following procedure with the battery connected.

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.

2. Turn the steering clockwise fully, then turn it counterclockwise fully.

3. Make sure the DSC OFF indicator turn off.

4. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, then turn it to the ON position again.

5. Make sure the TCS/DSC indicator light turns off.

If the TCS/DSC indicator light and the DSC OFF indicator light remain illuminated even after turning the ignition switch to the ON position, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Cruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)/Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green)

The indicator light has two colors.


The indicator light has two colors.

Cruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)

The indicator light illuminates amber when the ON/OFF switch is pressed and the cruise control system is activated.

Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green)

The indicator light illuminates green when a cruising speed has been set.

Turn-Signal/HazardWarning Indicator Lights

When operating the turn signal lights, the


When operating the turn signal lights, the left or right turn signal indicator light flashes to indicate which turn signal light is operating.

When operating the hazard warning lights, both turn signal indicator lights flash.

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

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