Online PDF Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 2012 Owner Manual
Thank you for choosing a Mazda. We at Mazda design and build vehicles with complete customer satisfaction in mind. To help ensure enjoyable and trouble-free operation of your Mazda, read this manual carefully and follow its recommendations. An Authorized Mazda Dealer knows your vehicle best. So when maintenance or service is necessary, that's the place to go. Our nationwide network of Mazda professionals is dedicated to providing you with the best possible service. We assure you that all of us at Mazda have an ongoing interest in your motoring pleasure and in your full satisfaction with your Mazda product.
How to Use This Manual
We want to help you get the most driving pleasure from your vehicle. Your owner's manual, when read from cover to cover, can do that in many ways. Illustrations complement the words of the manual to best explain how to enjoy your Mazda. By reading your manual, you can find out about the features, important safety information, and driving under various road conditions. The symbol below in this manual means “Do not do this” or “Do not let this happen”.
Modification of the Front Seats:
Modifying or replacing the front seats such as replacing the upholstery or loosening any bolts is dangerous. The front seats contain air bag components essential to the supplemental restraint system. Such modifications could damage the supplemental restraint system and result in serious injury. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer if there is any need to remove or reinstall the front seats.
Damaged Front Seats:
Driving with damaged front seats is dangerous. A collision, even one not strong enough to inflate the air bags, could damage the front seats which contain essential air bag components. If there was a subsequent collision, the air bag may not deploy which could lead to injuries. Always have an Authorized Mazda Dealer inspect the front seats, front seat belt pretensioners and air bags after a collision.
Securing the Seats:
Adjustable seats and seatbacks that are not securely locked are dangerous. In a sudden stop or collision, the seat or seatback could move, causing injury. Make sure the adjustable components of the seat are locked in place by attempting to slide the seat forward and backward and rocking the seatback.
Overheating. If the engine continues to overheat or frequently overheats, have the cooling system inspected. The engine could be seriously damaged unless repairs are made. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Starting a Flooded Engine
If the engine fails to start, it may be flooded (excessive fuel in the engine).
Follow this procedure:
- Depress the accelerator all the way and hold it there.
- Turn the ignition switch to the START position and hold it there―for up to 10 seconds. If the engine starts, release the key and accelerator immediately because the engine will suddenly rev up.
- If the engine fails to start, crank it without depressing the accelerator―for up to 10 seconds.
We recommend that towing be done only by an Authorized Mazda Dealer or a commercial tow-truck service. Proper lifting and towing are necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle. Government and local laws must be followed. A towed vehicle usually should have its drive wheels (front wheels) off the ground. If excessive damage or other conditions prevent this, use wheel dollies.
Be extremely careful and prevent injury to yourself and others or damage to your vehicle when using this manual for inspection and maintenance. If you're unsure about any procedure it describes, we strongly urge you to have a reliable and qualified service shop perform the work, preferably an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Factory-trained Mazda technicians and genuine Mazda parts are best for your vehicle. Without this expertise and the parts that have been designed and made especially for your Mazda, inadequate, incomplete, and insufficient servicing may result in problems. This could lead to vehicle damage or an accident and injuries. For expert advice and quality service, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
The owner should retain evidence that proper maintenance has been performed as prescribed. Claims against the warranty resulting from lack of maintenance, as opposed to defective materials or authorized Mazda workmanship, will not be honored. Any auto repair shop using parts equivalent to your Mazda's original equipment may perform maintenance. But we recommend that it always be done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer using genuine Mazda parts.