Theft-Deterrent System

* Some models.

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.

Refer to Operation.

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 trunk lid/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 3 minutes when the system is triggered by any one of the following: - Forcing open a door, the hood or the trunk lid/liftgate.

- Unlocking a door with the door lock switch.

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

- Opening the hood by operating the hood release handle.

- Opening the trunk lid by operating the trunk lid release lever.

If the system is triggered again, the lights and horn will activate until a door or the trunk lid 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/trunk lid from the outside using the key. If you have the keyless entry system, press the lock button on the transmitter.

The following method will also arm the theft-deterrent system:
Close the hood and the liftgate/trunk lid . 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.

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

To Turn off an Armed System

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

To Stop an Alarm

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

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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