Flat Tire

Either run-flat tires or conventional tires are equipped on your Mazda depending on the specification, therefore the procedure for repairing a flat tire differs depending on the type of tire. Before driving, make sure which type of tire is equipped on your Mazda. If you cannot identify your tire type, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

How to identify your tire type

Run-flat tire

A run-flat tire has a RFT mark on the


A run-flat tire has a RFT mark on the side wall.

Conventional tire

A conventional tire does not have a RFT mark on the side wall.

Vehicle with run-flat tires

WARNING:
Have the tires checked or perform the appropriate repair as soon as possible by an Authorized Mazda Dealer: When the flat tire warning light illuminates 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.

When the flat tire warning light illuminates or the tire pressure warning beep sound is heard, decrease vehicle speed immediately and avoid sudden maneuvering and braking.

If a run-flat tire is punctured, the FLAT


If a run-flat tire is punctured, the FLAT TIRE warning light illuminates in the instrument cluster, and a beep sound is heard for about 30 seconds.

NOTE:
Until the flat tire is changed, the beep sound is heard for about 30 seconds every time the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

Vehicles with run-flat tires can be driven even with a punctured tire under the following conditions.

Maximum vehicle speed with a punctured run-flat tire: 90 km/h (55 mph).

Maximum driving distance with a punctured rum-flat tire: 80 km (49 miles)

CAUTION:
The maximum driving distance may be shorter depending on the driving conditions.

If a run-flat tire is punctured, carefully drive the vehicle to the nearest Mazda Dealer and have the tire changed.

NOTE:
- A spare tire or Instant Mobility System (IMS) emergency flat tire repair kit is not equipped on vehicles with run-flat tires as standard.

- Replacing a punctured run-flat tire with a new run-flat tire is recommended.

- Do not use run-flat tires and conventional tires on the same vehicle.

Vehicle with conventional tires

If the following occurs while driving, it could indicate a flat tire.

- Steering becomes difficult.

- The vehicle begins to vibrate excessively.

- The vehicle pulls in one direction. If a conventional tire is punctured, refer to Tool Storage and Instant Mobility System (IMS) Emergency Flat Tire Repair Kit.

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