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 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 up on the handle.

NOTE.


NOTE.

The liftgate opens to a position (1) slightly lower than the fully open position. To fully open the liftgate (2), push it up around the area indicated by the arrow. Do not apply excessive force when pushing it up.

NOTE.


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 cover on the interior surface of the liftgate.

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,


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.

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