Bluetooth Hands-Free

qWhat is Bluetooth Hands-Free?

Bluetooth Hands-Free Outline

By connecting a Bluetooth equipped mobile telephone to the hands-free unit equipped on the vehicle, making and receiving calls are possible using the voice recognition/hands-free switch located on the steering wheel, and saying the voice commands.

Perform phonebook registration related operations while the vehicle is parked: Performing phonebook registration while driving the vehicle could be a distraction to your driving and result in an unexpected accident. In addition, a mistake in performing the phonebook operation could result in the loss of important data.

Bluetooth equipped mobile telephone

A Bluetooth equipped mobile telephone communicates with the hands-free unit equipped on the vehicle using radio transmission (Bluetooth).

For example, if the mobile telephone is placed in a coat pocket, the phone calls can be made through your mobile service without taking out and handling the mobile telephone.

The types of mobile phones which can be connected to the hands-free unit are limited, so before purchasing or changing your mobile phone model, consult Mazda Bluetooth Hands-Free Customer Service or visit for a complete list of compatible phones.

Mobile phones which can be connected to the hands-free system need to be compliant with Bluetooth specifications and the appropriate profile, however, even among these Bluetooth phones are some which will not connect with your Mazda or will have limited function. Therefore, consult Mazda Bluetooth Hands-Free Customer Service for information regarding mobile phone
Phone: 800-430-0153

Applicable Bluetooth specification Ver. 1.1 or higher
Response profile
- HFP (Hands Free Profile) Ver. 1.0 - DUN (Dial-up Networking Profile).

Ver. 1.1

Bluetooth is the registered trademark of

Bluetooth is the registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Inc.

- If the ignition switch is turned off during a hands-free call, the line is transferred to the mobile telephone automatically.

- If the mobile telephone is in a location where radio reception is difficult such as a metal container or in the trunk, the call may not be connected using Bluetooth. If communication is not possible, change the location of the mobile telephone.

Component parts

Bluetooth Hands-Free consists of the following items:
- Voice Recognition/Hands-Free switch - Information display
- Microphone
- Audio unit

Voice Recognition/Hands-Free switch

Basic functions of Bluetooth Hands-Free

Basic functions of Bluetooth Hands-Free can be used for such things as making calls or hanging up using the voice recognition/hands-free switch on the steering wheel.

Voice Recognition/Hands-Free switch operations

A short press or a long press of the voice recognition/hands-free switch is used to operate the system as follows: - Short press (Press the button less than 0.7 sec.).

- Long press (Press the button 0.7 sec. or more.)

Information display

When available, the information display

When available, the information display shows telephone numbers, Bluetooth Hands-Free messages, and operation status.


The microphone is used for speaking

The microphone is used for speaking voice commands or exchanging conversation.

Audio unit

The audio unit is used for adjusting the volume.


To prevent the deterioration in voice recognition rate and voice quality, the following points must be observed: - It is not necessary to face the microphone or approach it. Speak the voice commands while maintaining a safe driving position.

- Close the windows and/or the moonroof to reduce loud noises from outside the vehicle, or turn down the airflow of the climate control system while Bluetooth Hands-Free is being used. Voice recognition may not function correctly or voice quality may deteriorate under the following conditions.

- A passenger is speaking.

- Driving with the window and/or the moonroof open.

- Driving on bumpy roads.

- Noise outside of the vehicle is loud.

(Construction sites, inside tunnels, excess oncoming traffic, or heavy rain.).

- Operation noise from turn signals, wipers, or the horn is heard.

- A/C airflow is strong or wind is blowing on the microphone.

- There is noise coming from cargo loaded in the vehicle.

- Voice commands may not be recognized depending on the voice. If the voice commands are not recognized correctly, repeat the commands in a louder voice, at a natural pace, as if speaking to another person.

- Dialects or different wording other than hands-free prompts cannot be recognized by voice recognition. Speak in the wording specified by the voice commands.

Please be aware that the voice recognition may error despite following the above points.

Function restrictions while using Bluetooth Hands-Free

Some functions are limited while Bluetooth Hands-Free is being used. They include:
- Beep sound and voice guidance related to the audio unit are not heard.

- Beep sound related to the A/C operation is not heard.

How to use this section

Descriptions in the text are as follows: Say: Voice commands to be spoken by you.

Prompt: Voice guidance output from the speaker.

Say voice commands after the beep sound [Beep] is heard.


Say: [Beep] Dial
Prompt: Number, please Say: [Beep] XXXXXXXXXXX (Ex.

555-1234) (Telephone number)

Bluetooth Hands-Free Activation Method

1. Program the mobile telephone (Pairing).

Refer to Bluetooth Hands-Free preparation.

2. Press the voice recognition/hands-free switch with a short press.

The hands-free system is activated.

Functions of the hands-free telephone, such as making and receiving calls, can be used after the activation. (For details on the telephone functions, refer to Basic Bluetooth Hands-Free Operation or Convenient Use of the Hands-Free System.)

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