Emission Control System

Your vehicle is equipped with an emission control system (the catalytic converter is part of
this system) that enables your vehicle to comply with existing exhaust emissions requirements.

WARNING.

Never park over or near anything flammable: Parking over or near anything flammable, such as dry grass, is dangerous. Even with
the engine turned off, the exhaust system remains very hot after normal use and could ignite anything flammable. A resulting fire could cause serious injury or death.

CAUTION.

Ignoring the following precautions could cause lead to accumulate on the catalyst
inside the converter or cause the converter to get very hot. Either condition will
damage the converter and cause poor performance.

Do not drive your Mazda with any sign of engine malfunction. USE ONLY UNLEADED FUEL.


Do not coast with the ignition switch turned off. Do not drive your Mazda with any sign of engine malfunction.


Do not descend steep grades in gear with the ignition switch turned off. Do not coast with the ignition switch turned off.


Do not operate the engine at high idle for more than 2 minutes. Do not descend steep grades in gear with the ignition switch turned off.


Do not tamper with the emission control system. All inspections and Do not operate the engine at high idle for more than 2 minutes.


adjustments Do not tamper with the emission control system. All inspections and
adjustments
must be made by a qualified technician.

NOTE. Do not push-start or pull-start your vehicle.


NOTE.

Under U.S. federal law, any modification to the original-equipment emission control system before
the first sale and registration of a vehicle is subject to penalties. In some states, such modification made on a used vehicle is also subject to penalties.

NOTE.

While the engine is off, the sound of a valve opening and closing can be heard at the middle rear of
the vehicle, however this does not indicate an abnormality. Your vehicle has a self-checking device
and it operates while the engine is off.

    See also:

    Fully Automatic Type
    Climate control information is displayed on the information display. Information display Control Switches AUTO switch By pressing the AUTO switch the following functions will be automatical ...

    LATCH Child-Restraint Systems
    Your Mazda is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for attachment of specially designed LATCH child-restraint systems in the rear seat. Both anchors must be used, otherwise the seat will bounce aro ...

    Driving dynamics - The evolution to a more sophisticated sporty ride
    The development theme for the all-new Mazda 3's dynamic performance was "exhilarating driving." It refers to the satisfaction derived when a car acts in perfect concert with the driver's ...