Liftgate

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

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

Locking, Unlocking with Request Switch (with Advanced Key)

The liftgate can be locked/unlocked by operating the request switch while carrying the advanced key outside the vehicle, refer to Operations Using Advanced Keyless Functions.

Locking, Unlocking with Transmitter (with Advanced Key)

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

Locking, Unlocking with Transmitter (with Retractable Type Key)

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 up on the handle.


Pull up on the handle.

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 luggage or other cargo on top of the luggage compartment 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

Installing the cover

1. Insert the left end of the retractor bar


1. Insert the left end of the retractor bar into the notch.

2. Squeeze the spring holder on right end


2. Squeeze the spring holder on right end of the retractor bar inward, then insert it into the notch.

3. Slowly pull out the cover and insert it


3. Slowly pull out the cover and insert it into the retainers.

Removing the cover

Reverse the procedure for installation.

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