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Mazda 5 Technical Guide Body and Accessories

Mazda 5 Technical Guide Body and Accessories

Mazda 5 Technical Guide Body and Accessories

BODY AND ACCESSORIES NEW FEATURES
Improved marketability

  1. Power sliding door (PSD) adopted
  2. Auto-open/close function adopted for all power windows
  3. Power door lock system adopted
  4. Advanced keyless entry & start system adopted
  5. Hard disc drive (HDD) built-in audio system adopted
  6. Rear entertainment system (RES) adopted
  7. Hard-plastic liftgate adopted

Improved convenience

  1. Exterior open/close function adopted for power window
  2. IG OFF timer function adopted for power outer mirror
  3. Auto light system adopted
  4. Auto wiper system adopted
  5. Car-navigation system adopted
  6. Back monitor system adopted

Improved visibility

  1. Discharge headlight adopted
  2. Headlight auto leveling system adopted

System simplification: Body control module adopted

BODY PANEL OUTLINE

  1. An H-shaped frame (triple-H structure) has been adopted.
  2. A highly rigid and safe body, "MAGMA” (Mazda Geometric Motion Absorption; Mazda’s all-direction impact absorption body), has been adopted.

CABIN CONSTRUCTION

  1. An impact dispersing three-fork structure that disperses a frontal impact into three directions has been adopted.
  2. A crossbeam that suppresses the hinge pillars from moving outward during a collision has been adopted, improving the cabin strength.
  3. A distribution of reinforcement to the floor, side frames, and roof employing an H-shaped structure to reinforce each joint has been adopted. the combination of three points to each floor, side frames, and roof surface provide the strong triple H-shaped structure.

SIDE IMPACT BAR FUNCTION

  1. The side impact bar, located on the bottom part of the door, prevents the door from deforming inward by dispersing the impact to the floor in case of a side-impact collision.
  2. A corrugated side impact bar has been adopted to each front door, improving rigidity in case of a collision. End Of Sie

SIDE IMPACT BAR CONSTRUCTION/OPERATION: Installed to the inside of the door.

SLIDING DOOR CATCHER PIN CONSTRUCTION/OPERATION

  1. Installed to the B-pillar.
  2. When the sliding door is fully closed, the sliding door catcher pin is inserted into the sliding door. If the vehicle is subjected to a side impact with the pin inserted, the sliding door contacts the sliding door catcher pin and is stopped.

Managing the Vehicle Damage Repair Process
In the event that your vehicle requires damage repairs, GM recommends that you take an active role in its repair. If you have a pre-determined repair facility of choice, take your vehicle there, or have it towed there. Specify to the facility that any required replacement collision parts be original equipment parts, either new Genuine GM parts or recycled original GM parts. Remember, recycled parts will not be covered by your GM vehicle warranty.

Insurance pays the bill for the repair, but you must live with the repair. Depending on your policy limits, your insurance company may initially value the repair using aftermarket parts. Discuss this with your repair professional, and insist on Genuine GM parts. Remember if your vehicle is leased you may be obligated to have the vehicle repaired with Genuine GM parts, even if your insurance coverage does not pay the full cost.

If another party’s insurance company is paying for the repairs, you are not obligated to accept a repair valuation based on that insurance company’s collision policy repair limits, as you have no contractual limits with that company. In such cases, you can have control of the repair and parts choices as long as cost stays within reasonable limits.

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