Head Restraints

Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all seating positions except the Rear center seat to protect you and other passengers from neck injury.

WARNING:
Always drive with the head restraints installed when seats are being used and make sure they are properly adjusted:
Driving with the head restraints adjusted too low or removed is dangerous. With no support behind your head, your neck could be seriously injured in a collision.

Height adjustment

To raise a head restraint, pull it up to the desired position.

To lower the head restraint, press the stopcatch release, then push the head restraint down.

Adjust the head restraint so that the top is even with the top of the passenger's ears, never the passenger's neck to prevent injury.

Front seat
Front seat

Rear seat
Rear seat

Removal/Installation

To remove the head restraint, pull it up while pressing the stop-catch.

To install the head restraint, press the uprights into the holes while pressing the stop-catch.

WARNING:
Always drive with the head restraints set up when seats are being used and make sure they are properly set up: Driving with the head restraints not set up is dangerous. With no support behind your head, your neck could be seriously injured in a collision.

    See also:

    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 ...

    Overheating
    If the temperature gauge indicates overheating, the vehicle loses power, or you hear a loud knocking or pinging noise, the engine is probably too hot. WARNING: Turn off the ignition switch and ...

    Money-Saving Suggestions
    How you operate your Mazda determines how far it will travel on a tank of fuel. Use these suggestions to help save money on fuel and repairs. - Avoid long warm-ups. Once the engine runs smoothly, ...