Theft-Deterrent System

If the theft deterrent system detects an inappropriate entry into the vehicle, which could result in the vehicle or its contents being stolen, the alarm alerts the surrounding area of an abnormality by sounding the horn and flashing the hazard warning lights.

NOTE.

- The theft-deterrent system operates with the key or the keyless entry system transmitter.

- The system will not function unless it is properly armed. To properly secure the vehicle, always make sure all windows are completely closed and all doors and the liftgate are locked before leaving the vehicle. Remember to take your key and transmitter.

Operation

System triggering conditions

The horn sounds intermittently and the hazard warning lights flash for about 30 seconds when the system is triggered by any one of the following: - Forcing open a door, the hood or the liftgate.

- Unlocking a door with the door lock switch.

- Unlocking a door with the inside doorlock knob (other than front passenger side).

- Opening a door by operating an inside door-lock knob.

- Opening the hood by operating the hood release handle.

If the system is triggered again, the lights and horn will activate until a door or the liftgate is unlocked with the key or with the transmitter.

NOTE.

If the battery goes dead while the theftdeterrent system is armed, the horn will activate and the hazard warning lights will flash when the battery is charged or replaced.

How to Arm the System

1. Remove the key from the ignition switch.

2. Make sure the hood is closed. Close and lock all doors and the liftgate from the outside using the key or press the lock button on your keyless entry system transmitter.

The following method will also arm the theft-deterrent system:
Close the hood and the liftgate . Press the area on the door-lock switch marked “LOCK” once. Close all doors.

The hazard warning lights will flash once to indicate that the system is armed.

The theft deterrent system can also be armed by activating the auto re-lock function with all the doors, the liftgate and the hood closed.

NOTE.

Locking the doors with the inside door-lock knob will not arm the system.

NOTE.

Auto re-lock function.

After unlocking with the transmitter, all doors and the liftgate will automatically lock if one of the doors or the liftgate is not opened within about 30 seconds.

To Turn off an Armed System

An armed system can be turned off by any one of the following methods: - Unlock a door with the key.

- Press the unlock button on the keyless entry system transmitter.

- Insert the key into the ignition switch and turn it to the ON position.

The hazard warning lights will flash twice to indicate that the system is turned off.

To Stop an Alarm

A triggered alarm can be turned off by any one of the following methods: - Unlock a door with the key.

- Press the unlock button on the keyless entry system transmitter.

NOTE.

If you have any problem with the theftdeterrent system, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Modification and Add-On Equipment

Mazda cannot guarantee the theftdeterrent system's operation if the system has been modified or if any add-on equipment has been installed.

CAUTION.

To avoid damage to your vehicle, do not modify the system or install any add-on equipment to the theftdeterrent system or the vehicle.

Theft-Deterrent Labels

A label indicating that your vehicle is


A label indicating that your vehicle is equipped with a Theft-Deterrent System is in the glove compartment.

Mazda recommends that you affix it to the lower rear corner of a front door window.

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