Warning/Indicator Lights

Warning/Indicator lights will appear in any of the highlighted areas

Warning/Indicator lights will appear in any of the highlighted areas

Signal Warning/Indicator Lights
Brake System Warning Light Brake System Warning Light
Charging System Warning Light Charging System Warning Light
Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light
Check Engine Light Check Engine Light
ABS Warning Light ABS Warning Light
Air Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Air Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light
Low Fuel Warning Light Low Fuel Warning Light
Seat Belt Warning Light/BeepDoor-Ajar Warning Light Seat Belt Warning Light/BeepDoor-Ajar Warning Light
Door-Ajar Warning Light Door-Ajar Warning Light
Low Washer Fluid Level Warning Light Low Washer Fluid Level Warning Light
Automatic Transaxle Warning Light Automatic Transaxle Warning Light
AWD Warning Light AWD Warning Light
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light Tire Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light
KEY Warning Light (Red)/KEY Indicator Light (Green) KEY Warning Light (Red)/KEY Indicator Light (Green)
Security Indicator Light Security Indicator Light
Headlight High-Beam Indicator Light Headlight High-Beam Indicator Light
Shift Position Indicator Light Shift Position Indicator Light
TCS/DSC Indicator Light TCS/DSC Indicator Light
TCS OFF Indicator Light TCS OFF Indicator Light
Cruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)/Cruise Set Indicator Cruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)/Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green)
Light-On Indicator Light Light-On Indicator Light
Turn Signal/Hazard Warning Indicator Lights Turn Signal/Hazard Warning Indicator Lights

Brake System Warning Light

This warning has the following functions:

This warning has the following functions:

Parking brake warning

The light comes on when the parking
brake is applied with the ignition switch
in the START or ON position. It turns off
when the parking brake is fully released.

Low brake fluid level warning

If the light stays on after the parking brake
is fully released, you may have a brake
problem.
Drive to the side of the road and park off
the right-of-way.
You may notice that the pedal is harder to
push or that it may go closer to the floor.
In either case, it will take longer to stop
the vehicle.
1. With the engine stopped, check the
brake fluid level immediately and add
fluid as required.
2. After adding fluid, check the light
again.
If the warning light remains on, or if the
brakes do not operate properly, do not
drive the vehicle. Have it towed to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Even if the light goes out have your brake
system inspected as soon as possible by
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTE:
Having to add brake fluid is sometimes an
indicator of leakage. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible even if the
brake light is no longer illuminated.

WARNING:
Do not drive with the brake system
warning light illuminated. Contact an
Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the
brakes inspected as soon as possible:
Driving with the brake system
warning light illuminated is
dangerous. It indicates that your
brakes may not work at all or that
they could completely fail at any
time. If this light remains
illuminated, after checking that the
parking brake is fully released, have
the brakes inspected immediately.

ABSWarning Light

The warning light stays on for a few

The warning light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
If the ABS warning light stays on while
you're driving, the ABS control unit has
detected a system malfunction. If this
occurs, your brakes will function normally
as if the vehicle had no ABS.
Should this happen, consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

NOTE:
When the engine is jump-started to charge the
battery, uneven rpm occurs and the ABS
warning light comes on. This is due to a weak
battery, not a malfunction.
Recharge the battery.

Electronic Brake Force
Distribution SystemWarning

If the electronic brake force distribution

If the electronic brake force distribution
control unit determines that some
components are operating incorrectly, the
control unit may turn the brake system
warning light and the ABS warning light
on at the same time. The problem is likely
to be the electronic brake force
distribution system.

WARNING:
Do not drive with both the ABS warning
light and brake warning light
illuminated. Have the vehicle towed to
an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have
the brakes inspected as soon as
possible:
Driving when the brake system
warning light and ABS warning light
are illuminated at the same time is
dangerous.
When both lights are illuminated, the
rear wheels could lock more quickly
in an emergency stop than under
normal circumstances.

Charging SystemWarning Light

This warning light illuminates when the

This warning light illuminates when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and turns off when the engine is
started.
If the warning light illuminates while
driving, it indicates a malfunction of the
alternator or of the charging system.
Drive to the side of the road and park off
the right-of-way. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.

CAUTION:
Don't continue driving when the
charging system warning light is
illuminated because the engine could
stop unexpectedly.

Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light

This warning light illuminates when the

This warning light illuminates when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and turns off when the engine is
started.
This warning light indicates low engine
oil pressure.

If the light illuminates while driving:
1. Drive to the side of the road and park
off the right-of-way on level ground.
2. Turn off the engine and wait 5 minutes
for the oil to drain back into the oil
pan.
3. Inspect the engine oil level.
If it's low, add oil.
4. Start the engine and check the warning
light.
If the light remains illuminated even after
you add oil, stop the engine immediately
and have your vehicle towed to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.

CAUTION:
Don't run the engine if oil pressure is
low. It could result in extensive
engine damage.

Check Engine Light

This indicator light illuminates when the

This indicator light illuminates when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position and goes off when the engine is
started.
If this light comes on while driving, the
vehicle may have a problem. It is
important to note the driving conditions
when the light came on and consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.

The check engine light may come on in
the following cases:
- The fuel tank level being very low or
approaching empty.
- The engine's electrical system has a
problem.
- The emission control system has a
problem.
- The fuel-filler cap is missing or not
tightened securely.

If the check engine light remains on or
flashes continuously, do not drive at high
speeds and consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer as soon as possible.

Air Bag/Front Seat Belt
Pretensioner System Warning Light

If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner

If the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner
system is working properly, the warning
light illuminates when the ignition switch
is turned to the ON position or after the
engine is cranked. The warning light turns
off after a specified period of time.
A system malfunction is indicated if the
warning light constantly flashes,
constantly illuminates or does not
illuminate at all when the ignition switch
is turned to the ON position. If any of
these occur, consult an Authorized Mazda
Dealer as soon as possible. The system
may not work in an accident.

WARNING:
Never tamper with the air bag/
pretensioner systems and always have
an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform
all servicing and repairs:
Self-servicing or tampering with the
systems is dangerous. An air bag/
pretensioner could accidentally
activate or become disabled causing
serious injury or death.

Low Fuel Warning Light

This warning light in the fuel gauge

This warning light in the fuel gauge
signals that the fuel tank will soon be
empty.
Refuel as soon as possible.

Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep

The seat belt warning light illuminates

The seat belt warning light illuminates
and a beep sound will be heard if the
driver's seat belt is not fastened when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position.

Conditions of operation

Condition Result
The driver's seat belt is not fastened when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. The warning light flashes and a beep sound will be heard for about 6 seconds.
The driver's seat belt is fastened while the warning light and the beep sound are activated. The warning light turns off and the beep sound stops.
The driver's seat belt is fastened before the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. The warning light will not illuminate and the beep sound will not be heard.

Belt minder

NOTE:
The belt minder can be deactivated. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer to deactivate and
restore the seat belt minder.

Driver seated/Front passenger not
seated

The belt minder is a supplemental
warning to the seat belt warning function.
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, the warning light/beep
operates to give you further reminders
according to the chart below.

Once the beep sound is heard, it continues

Once the beep sound is heard, it continues
sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers
to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the
seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound
period has passed.

Driver seated/Front passenger seated

The seat belt warning function reminds
the front passenger to fasten the seat belt
according to the chart below.

Placing heavy items on the front

Placing heavy items on the front
passenger seat may cause the front
passenger seat belt warning function to
operate depending on the weight of the
item.
Once the beep sound is heard, it continues
sounding even if the vehicle speed lowers
to 20 km/h (12 mph) or less until the
seatbelt is fastened or the beep sound
period has passed.

NOTE:
- To allow the front passenger seat weight
sensor to function properly, do not place
and sit on an additional seat cushion on the
front passenger seat. The sensor may not
function properly because the additional
seat cushion could cause sensor
interference.
- When a small child sits on the front
passenger seat, it is possible that neither
the warning light nor the warning beep
operate.

Door-Ajar Warning Light

This warning light illuminates when any

This warning light illuminates when any
door or liftgate is not securely closed.
Close the door or liftgate securely before
driving the vehicle.

LowWasher Fluid Level Warning Light

This warning light indicates that little

This warning light indicates that little
washer fluid remains. Add fluid.

Automatic Transaxle Warning Light

This warning light stays on for a few

This warning light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
The light illuminates when the transaxle
has a problem.

CAUTION:
If the automatic transaxle warning
light illuminates, the transaxle has
an electrical problem. Continuing to
drive your Mazda in this condition
could cause damage to your
transaxle. Consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

AWDWarning Light (AWD)

This warning light stays on for a few

This warning light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
Thereafter, the warning light will
illuminate or flash under the following
conditions:
- Illuminates when there is an
abnormality with the AWD system.
- Flashes when the differential oil
temperature is abnormally high.
- Flashes when there are continually
large differences between front and rear
wheel rotation, such as when trying to
pull away from an icy surface, or when
trying to extricate the vehicle from
mud, sand or similar conditions.

If the AWD warning light illuminates:

If the AWD warning light illuminates,
contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

If the AWD warning light flashes:

Park the vehicle in a safe place. After a
few moments; if the warning light stops
flashing, you can resume driving. If the
light does not stop flashing, contact an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.

WARNING:
Never spin a wheel that is off the
ground:
Spinning a wheel that is off the
ground as a result of the vehicle
being stuck or in a ditch is
dangerous. The drive assembly could
be seriously damaged which could
lead to an accident or could even
lead to overheating, oil leakage, and
a fire.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS)Warning Light

This warning light illuminates for a few

This warning light illuminates for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.

Thereafter, the warning light illuminates
and a beep is heard when tire pressure is
too low in one or more tires, and flashes
when there is a system malfunction.

WARNING:
If the tire pressure monitoring system
warning light illuminates or flashes, or
the tire pressure warning beep sound is
heard, decrease vehicle speed
immediately and avoid sudden
maneuvering and braking:
If the tire pressure monitoring system
warning light illuminates or flashes,
or the tire pressure warning beep
sound is heard, it is dangerous to
drive the vehicle at high speeds, or
perform sudden maneuvering or
braking. Vehicle drivability could
worsen and result in an accident.
To determine if you have a slow leak
or a flat, pull over to a safe position
where you can check the visual
condition of the tire and determine if
you have enough air to proceed to a
place where air may be added and
the system monitored again, an
Authorized Mazda Dealer or a tire
repair station.
Do not ignore the TPMS Warning Light:
Ignoring the TPMS warning light is
dangerous, even if you know why it is
illuminated. Have the problem taken
care of as soon as possible before it
develops into a more serious
situation that could lead to tire
failure and a dangerous accident.

Warning light illuminates/Warning
beep sounds

When the warning light illuminates, and
the warning beep sound is heard (about 3
seconds), tire pressure is too low in one or
more tires.
Adjust the tire pressure to the correct tire
pressure. Refer to the specification charts.

CAUTION:
When replacing/repairing the tires or
wheels or both, have the work done
by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or
the tire pressure sensors may be
damaged.

NOTE:
- Perform tire pressure adjustment when the
tires are cold. Tire pressure will vary
according to the tire temperature, therefore
let the vehicle stand for 1 hour or only drive
it 1.6 km (1 mile) or less before adjusting
the tire pressures. When pressure is
adjusted on hot tires to the cold inflation
pressure, the TPMS warning light/beep may
turn on after the tires cool and pressure
drops below specification.
Also, an illuminated TPMS warning light,
resulting from the tire air pressure dropping
due to cold ambient temperature, may go
out if the ambient temperature rises. In this
case, it will also be necessary to adjust the
tire air pressures. If the TPMS warning
light illuminates due to a drop in tire air
pressure, make sure to check and adjust the
tire air pressures.
- After adjusting the tire air pressures, it may
require some time for the TPMS warning
light to go out. If the TPMS warning light
remains illuminated, drive the vehicle at a
speed of at least 25 km/h (16 mph) for 10
minutes, and then verify that it goes out.
- Tires can loose a little air quite naturally
over time and the TPMS cannot tell if the
tires are getting too soft over time or you
have a flat. However, when you find one
low tire in a set of four - that is an
indication of trouble; you should have
someone drive the vehicle slowly forward
so you can inspect any low tire for cuts and
any metal sticking through tread or
sidewall. Put a few drops of water in the
valve stem to see if it bubbles indicating a
bad valve. Leaks need to be addressed by
more than simply refilling the trouble tire as
leaks are dangerous - take it to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer which has all the
equipment to fix tires, TPMS systems and
order the best replacement tire for your
vehicle.

If the warning light illuminates again even
after the tire pressures are adjusted, there
may be a tire puncture. Replace the
punctured tire with the temporary spare
tire.

NOTE:
A tire pressure sensor is not installed to the
temporary spare tire. The warning light will
flash continuously while the temporary spare
tire is being used.

Warning light flashes

When the warning light flashes, there may
be a system malfunction. Consult an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.

KEY Warning Light (Red)/KEY
Indicator Light (Green) (with
Advanced Key)

This indicator has two colors.

This indicator has two colors.

KEY Warning Light (Red)

When illuminated

- When the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position, it illuminates
momentarily and then goes out.
- If any malfunction occurs in the
advanced keyless system, it illuminates
continuously.

WARNING:
Do not drive the vehicle with the KEY
warning light illuminated:
If the KEY warning light remains
illuminated, do not continue to drive
using the advanced key system. Park
the vehicle in a safe place and use
the auxiliary key to continue driving
the vehicle. Have the vehicle
inspected at an Authorized Mazda
Dealer as soon as possible.

When flashing

- Under the following conditions, the
KEY warning light (red) flashes to
inform the driver that the start knob
will not rotate to the ACC position
even if it is pushed in from the LOCK
position.
    - The advanced key battery is dead.
    - The advanced key is not within
operational range.
    - The advanced key is placed in areas
where it is difficult for the system to
detect the signal.
    - A key from another manufacturer
similar to the advanced key is in the
operational range.
- Under the following conditions, the
KEY warning light (red) will flash
continuously when the start knob has
not been returned to the LOCK
position to notify the driver that the
advanced key has been removed from
the vehicle. It will stop flashing when
the advanced key is back inside the
vehicle.
    - The start knob has not been returned
to the LOCK position, the driver's
door is open, and the advanced key
is removed from the vehicle.
    - The start knob has not been returned
to the LOCK position and all the
doors are closed after removing the
advanced key from the vehicle.

NOTE:
The flashing KEY warning light (red) and the
beep sound operate simultaneously.

KEY Indicator Light (Green)

When illuminated

When the start knob is pushed in from the
LOCK position, the system confirms that
the correct advanced key is inside the
vehicle, the KEY indicator light (green)
illuminates, and the start knob can be
turned to the ACC position.

When flashing

When the advanced key battery power is
low, the KEY indicator light flashes for 30
seconds after the start knob is turned from
the ON position to the ACC or LOCK
position. Replace with a new battery
before the advanced key becomes
unusable.

NOTE:
The advanced key can be set so that the KEY
indicator light (green) does not flash even if
the battery power is low.
Refer to Setting Change (Function
Customization).

Security Indicator Light

This indicator light starts flashing every 2

This indicator light starts flashing every 2
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
from the ON to the ACC position and the
immobilizer system is armed.
The light stops flashing when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position with
the correct ignition key.
At this time, the immobilizer system is
disarmed and the light illuminates for
about 3 seconds and then goes out.
If the engine doesn't start with the correct
ignition key, and the security indicator
light keeps illuminating or flashing, the
system may have a malfunction. Consult
an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Headlight High-Beam Indicator
Light

This light indicates one of two things:

This light indicates one of two things:
- The high-beam headlights are on.
- The turn signal lever is in the flash-topass
position.

Shift Position Indicator Light

This indicates the selected shift position

This indicates the selected shift position
when the ignition switch is in the ON
position.

Gear position indicator

When the shift lever is in the D or M
position, the numeral for the selected gear
displays.

TCS/DSC Indicator Light

This indicator light stays on for a few

This indicator light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position. If the TCS or DSC is
operating, the indicator light flashes.
If the light stays on, the TCS, DSC or the
brake assist system may have a
malfunction and they may not operate
correctly. Take your vehicle to an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.

TCS OFF Indicator Light

This indicator light stays on for a few

This indicator light stays on for a few
seconds when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position.
It also illuminates when the TCS OFF
switch is pressed and TCS is switched off.
Refer to TCS OFF Switch.
If the light remains illuminated and the
TCS is not switched off, take your vehicle
to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The
dynamic stability control may have a
malfunction.

NOTE:
If the battery is disconnected or a fuse is
replaced, the DSC will be inoperable. When
this happens, the TCS OFF indicator light
flashes and the TCS/DSC indicator light
illuminates.
To reactivate the DSC, perform the following
procedure with the battery connected.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
2. Turn the steering clockwise fully, then turn
it counterclockwise fully.
3. Make sure the TCS OFF indicator turns off.
4. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF
position, then turn it to the ON position
again.
5. Make sure the TCS/DSC indicator light
turns off.
If the TCS/DSC indicator light and the TCS
OFF indicator light remain illuminated even
after turning the ignition switch to the ON
position, attempt the procedure again. If this
still does not work, consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.

Cruise Main Indicator Light
(Amber)/Cruise Set Indicator
Light (Green)

The indicator light has two colors.

The indicator light has two colors.

Cruise Main Indicator Light (Amber)

The indicator light illuminates amber
when the ON/OFF switch is pressed and
the cruise control system is activated.

Cruise Set Indicator Light (Green)

The indicator light illuminates green when
a cruising speed has been set.

Light-On Indicator Light

This indicator light comes on when the

This indicator light comes on when the
exterior lights and dashboard illumination
are on.

Turn-Signal/HazardWarning
Indicator Lights

When operating the turn signal lights, the

When operating the turn signal lights, the
left or right turn signal indicator light
flashes to indicate which turn signal light
is operating.
When operating the hazard warning
lights, both turn signal indicator lights
flash.

NOTE:
If an indicator light remains illuminated (does
not flash) or if it flashes abnormally, one of the
turn signal bulbs may be burned out.

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