Liftgate (5 Door)

WARNING:
Never allow a person to ride in the luggage compartment:
Allowing a person to ride in the luggage compartment is dangerous.

The person in the luggage compartment could be seriously injured or killed during sudden braking or a collision.

Do not drive with the liftgate open: Exhaust gas in the cabin of a vehicle is dangerous. An open liftgate in a moving vehicle will cause exhaust gas to be drawn into the cabin. This gas contains CO (carbon monoxide), which is colorless, odorless, and highly poisonous, and it can cause loss of consciousness and death.

Moreover, an open liftgate could cause occupants to fall out in an accident.

Locking, Unlocking with Key *

 *Some models.

To lock the liftgate with the key, insert the


To lock the liftgate with the key, insert the key and turn it counterclockwise.

To unlock the liftgate with the key, insert the key and turn it clockwise.

The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by inserting the key into the driver's door key slot, refer to Power Door Locks.

Locking, Unlocking with Transmitter

The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by operating the keyless entry system transmitter, refer to Keyless Entry System.

Locking, Unlocking with Door-Lock Switch

The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by operating the door-lock switch, refer to Power Door Locks.

Opening and Closing the Liftgate

Opening the liftgate

Pull the handle and lift up the liftgate.


Pull the handle and lift up the liftgate.

NOTE:
If the vehicle battery is dead or there is a malfunction in the electrical system and the liftgate cannot be unlocked, perform the following procedure as an emergency measure to unlock it:

1. Remove the cap on the interior surface of


1. Remove the cap on the interior surface of the liftgate with a flathead screwdriver.

2. Turn the lever to the right to unlock the


2. Turn the lever to the right to unlock the liftgate.

After performing this emergency measure, have the vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

Closing the liftgate

Use both hands to push the liftgate down until the lock snaps shut. Do not slam it.

Pull up on the liftgate to make sure it is securely latched.

Luggage Compartment

WARNING:
Do not place anything on top of the cover:
Placing luggage or other cargo on top of the luggage compartment cover is dangerous. During sudden braking or a collision, the cargo could become a projectile that could hit and injure someone. The vehicle has a light weight luggage compartment cover to keep the contents of your luggage area out of sight; it will not retain heavy objects that are not tied down in an accident such as a rollover. Tie down all heavy objects, whether luggage or cargo, using the tie down hooks.

Make sure luggage and cargo is secured before driving:
Not securing cargo while driving is dangerous as it could move or be crushed during sudden braking or a collision and cause injury.

CAUTION:
Make sure the luggage compartment cover is firmly secured. If it is not firmly secured, it could unexpectedly disengage resulting in injury.

Luggage compartment cover strap

The luggage compartment can be


The luggage compartment can be accessed by opening the liftgate when the straps are attached to the sides of the liftgate.

Luggage compartment cover

The luggage compartment can be


The luggage compartment can be accessed by opening the luggage compartment cover from the inside of the vehicle.

CAUTION:
To prevent cargo from shifting while driving or during sudden deceleration, be careful of the following:
compartment cover while the Do not open the luggage
compartment cover while the vehicle is moving.

compartment so that the cover Do not overload the luggage
compartment so that the cover cannot be closed.

with the luggage compartment Do not allow cargo to interfere
with the luggage compartment cover latch.

This cover can be removed for more


This cover can be removed for more room. To do this, just unfasten the straps; then lift and pull it out.

    See also:

    Six-Speed Manual Transmission
    Both engines feature a manual six-speed transmission with a compact three-shaft design carried over from the original model. It has triple-cone synchronizers for first, second and third gears, and ...

    Advanced Key Suspend Function
    If one advanced key is left in the vehicle and a second advanced key is used to lock it, the functions of the advanced key left in the vehicle is temporarily suspended to prevent theft of the vehi ...

    How to Minimize Environmental Paint Damage
    The paintwork on your Mazda represents the latest technical developments in composition and methods of application. Environmental hazards, however, can harm the paint's protective properties, if ...