Mazda MX-5 (2018 year). Manual - part 31

 

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Mazda MX-5 (2018 year). Manual - part 31

 

 

▼ Tire Inflation Pressure Warning

Beep

The warning beep sound will be heard for
about 3 seconds if the tire pressures
decrease.
Refer to Tire Pressure Monitoring System
on page 4-103.

▼ Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)

Warning Beep

*

Driving forward

The warning beep operates when the turn
signal lever is operated to the side where
the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) warning
light is illuminated.

NOTE
A personalized function is available to
change the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
warning beep sound volume.
Refer to Personalization Features on page
9-9.

Reversing

The Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
warning sound is activated if there is a
possibility of collision with a vehicle
approaching from behind and from the
rear on the left and right sides of the
vehicle.

▼ Lane Departure Warning Sound

*

While the system is operating, if the
system determines that the vehicle may
depart from the lane, it sounds a warning
sound.

NOTE

The volume of the LDWS warning sound
can be changed.
Refer to Personalization Features on
page 9-9
.

The type of the LDWS warning sound
can be changed.
Refer to Personalization Features on
page 9-9
.

If Trouble Arises

Warning/Indicator Lights and Warning Sounds

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When Trunk Lid Cannot

be Opened

If the battery is dead, the trunk cannot be
unlocked and opened.
In this case, the trunk can be unlocked by
taking care of the dead battery situation.
Refer to Jump-Starting on page 7-23.
If the trunk cannot be unlocked even if the
dead battery situation has been resolved,
the electrical system may have a
malfunction.

Soft top model

1. Close the convertible top.

Refer to Raising the Convertible Top
on page 3-38.

2. Remove the windblocker.

 

Windblocker

3. Remove the fasteners on the right side

of the vehicle.
 

4. Partially peel back the cover on the

right side of the vehicle.
 

5. Turn and loosen the cap screws until

the screws start to spin free.
 

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6. Pull out the cap and open the trunk lid.

After performing this emergency
measure, have the vehicle inspected at
an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon
as possible.
 

CAUTION

Do not pull the screw when pulling the cap.
Otherwise, the screw may fall off and
become lost.

Hardtop model

CAUTION

Do not touch the linkage and gears. If
sharp edges and gears are touched, it could
cause injury.

Roof operates electrically

1. Remove the antenna if it is installed.

Refer to Antenna on page 5-19.

2. Start the engine.

3. Continue pressing the retractable

hardtop switch in the open direction
until the rear roof is completely open.
Refer to Opening the Roof on page
3-43.

Multi-information 

display indication

NOTE
Stop operating the switch before the
front roof opens. If the switch is
continuously pressed, the front roof
opens and the following procedures
cannot be performed.

4. Switch the ignition OFF.
5. Remove the fasteners on the right side

of the vehicle.
 

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6. Push the stopper rubber through the

cover on the right side of the vehicle
while slightly lifting the cover up.
 

Cover

Stopper Rubber 

7. Lift up the cover from the outside of

the vehicle.
 

8. Insert your hand beneath the lifted

cover and loosen the cap screws until
they spin freely.
 

NOTE
At this point, do not pull out the cap. If
the cap is pulled out, the trunk lock
will release but the rear roof will not
operate electrically.

9. Start the engine.
10. Continue pressing the retractable

hardtop switch in the close direction
until the rear roof is completely closed.
Refer to Closing the Roof on page
3-43.
 

Multi-information 

display indication

11. Switch the ignition OFF.
12. Remove the windblocker.

 

Windblocker

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13. Partially peel back the cover on the

right side from the middle of the
vehicle.
 

14. Pull out the cap and release the trunk

lock.
After performing this emergency
measure, have the vehicle inspected at
an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon
as possible.

CAUTION

Do not pull the screw when pulling the cap.
Otherwise, the screw may fall off and
become lost.

Roof does not operate electrically

1. Remove the antenna if it is installed.

Refer to Antenna on page 5-19.

2. Lift up the rear roof by hand.

Refer to When the Roof Cannot be
Closed on page 7-58.

3. Remove the fasteners on the right side

of the vehicle.
 

4. Push the stopper rubber through the

cover on the right side of the vehicle
while slightly lifting the cover up.
 

Cover

Stopper Rubber 

5. Lift up the cover from the outside of

the vehicle.
 

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6. Insert your hand beneath the lifted

cover and loosen the cap screws until
they spin freely.
 

7. Pull out the cap and release the trunk

lock.
 

CAUTION

At this point, do not open the trunk. If
the trunk is opened before the rear roof
is completely closed, the trunk may
contact the rear roof and cause
damage and become scratched.

8. Close the rear roof by hand.

Refer to When the Roof Cannot be
Closed on page 7-58.

9. Open the trunk lid.

After performing this emergency
measure, have the vehicle inspected at
an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon
as possible.

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When the Roof Cannot be Closed

If the roof cannot be closed electrically by pressing the retractable hardtop switch, verify the
roof operation conditions first.
Refer to Operation Conditions on page 3-44.
If the roof cannot be closed even after the operation conditions are all met, have it checked
at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
If you are unable to have the roof checked at an Authorized Mazda Dealer, the roof can be
closed manually as an emergency measure.
The procedure for manually closing the roof is as follows:
1. Opening the rear roof

Release the locks of the rear roof and open it.

2. Closing the front roof

Lift up the front roof and close it.

3. Closing the rear roof

Tie the ropes to the rear roof links and close the rear roof.

Front roof

Rear roof

Rear roof link

CAUTION

Do not drive the vehicle with the roof partially open. The vehicle operation may be affected

by the wind and could result in an accident.

Do not perform the procedure in a strong wind as it could cause an unexpected accident.
Two adults are required to perform the procedure, especially when lifting up the front roof.

Do not do it alone so as not to cause injury or vehicle damage.

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Some steps in the procedure require using multiple tools at the same time and a certain

level of technical expertise. In addition, holding your body extended over the car can result
in muscle strains so Mazda recommends having the roof checked at an Authorized Mazda
Dealer.

NOTE

This procedure is for manually closing the roof as an emergency measure. After closing
the roof manually, electric operation is not possible until the system is restored by an
Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Using a flashlight will facilitate the procedure.

▼ Manual closing

Before closing manually

WARNING

Verify that the ignition is switched off
before manually operating the roof:
Manually closing the roof with the ignition
not switched off is dangerous as the
motors could turn on suddenly and cause
injury resulting from hands or fingers being
pinched in the mechanism.

1. Park on a hard, level surface off the

right-of-way and firmly set the parking
brake.

2. Put a vehicle with an

automatictransmission in Park (P), a
manual transmission in Neutral.

3. Switch the ignition off while

depressing the brake pedal.

4. Turn on the hazard warning flasher if it

is needed.

Tool preparation

Take out the five tools stored in the seat
side box.
Refer to Seat Side Box on page 5-146.

Wire

Gear 
(tool kit)

Rope

L-shaped 
hexagonal wrench 
(Small)

L-shaped 
hexagonal wrench 
(Large)

Opening the rear roof

CAUTION

When turning the bolt, cover the front

roof using a cloth. The front roof may be
damaged if the L-shaped hexagonal
wrench contacts it.

Because the clearance with the stored

front roof is narrow, be careful not to let
the L-shape hexagonal wrench contact
the roof when turning the bolt.

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NOTE
Moving the seats as far forward as
possible and folding the seatbacks forward
will facilitate the procedure.
Refer to Seat Operation on page 2-4.

1. Remove the antenna if it is installed.

Refer to Antenna on page 5-19.

2. Insert the short end of the L-shaped

hexagonal wrench (Large) into the
motor bracket bolt.

Bolt

NOTE
If it is difficult to see the bolt, remove
the windblocker and identify the bolt
from the center of the vehicle.

Windblocker

3. Turn the L-shaped hexagonal wrench

(Large) counterclockwise to loosen the
bolt slightly.

4. Remove the L-shaped hexagonal

wrench (Large) once from the bolt,
then insert the long end of the wrench
into the bolt.

NOTE
The tip of the long end of the L-shaped
hexagonal wrench can be used at an
angle. Moving the wrench upward
slightly will increase the clearance
between the rear roof and the stored
front roof and facilitate the procedure.

5. Turn the L-shaped hexagonal wrench

(Large) counterclockwise 13 times or
more while pressing the wrench
against the bolt.

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NOTE

The bolt cannot be removed
completely.

If it is hard to turn the bolt, repeat
Step 3 a few times.

6. Hook the wire to the link pin shown in

the figure.

7. While one person pushes the rear roof

down, another person pulls the wire
until a latch sound is heard and the rear
roof unlocks.

Lock

Link Pin

Wire

Unlock

8. Do the same procedure on the other

side.

9. While standing on both sides of the

vehicle, lift the rear roof to the position
it stops while keeping the height of its
left and right sides as parallel as
possible.

CAUTION

Do not let go of the rear roof on both

sides until it is fully open. The rear
roof could fall if it is released too soon
and cause injury.

Do not attempt to forcefully lift the

rear roof. If the rear roof is forcefully
lifted without being unlocked, it
could damage vehicle parts.

Lift the rear roof with its left and right

height as parallel as possible. If the
rear roof is lifted with the left or right
height slanted, it could deform the
link mechanism.

Closing the front roof

CAUTION

Some steps in the procedure require

holding your body in a strained position
and if over exerted it could result in
injury.

Do the procedure being very careful not

to get your hands and fingers caught
while closing the front roof. Otherwise,
your hands or fingers could be injured.

Removal of the headliner is included in

the procedure, however, never drive the
vehicle with the headliner removed.
Driving the vehicle with the headliner
removed is prohibited by law. Correctly
perform the procedure while following
the instructions.

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1. While standing on both sides of the

vehicle, hold the front and rear sides of
the front roof and pull the front roof
upward.

2. Switch your hand on the rear side of

the front roof to the front side and pull
the front roof forward.

3. Stop pulling the front roof before it

completely closes.

NOTE
The next step cannot be done if the
front roof is closed completely.

4. Remove the link covers on the left and

right sides by pulling them out by
hand.

Link cover

5. Remove the fasteners and the

headliner.

6. Lightly press the front edge of the

front roof from outside of the vehicle
to close the front roof completely.

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7. Insert the short end of the hexagonal

wrench (Small) into the gear (tool kit)
and assemble.

L-shaped hexagonal 
wrench (Small)

Gear (tool kit)

8. Insert the point of the gear (tool kit)

into the hole beside the top lock motor
gear with the hexagonal wrench
inserted into the gear tool.

Top lock motor 
gear

Gear (tool kit)

CAUTION

Insert the gear (tool kit) securely until it
engages with the top lock motor gear. If
the gear (tool kit) is not inserted
securely, it may come off and be
damaged.

9. Rotate the hexagonal wrench and

move the hook in the lock direction so
that there is enough space for the
opening of the headliner to be attached
to the hook.

Unlock

Unlock

Lock

Lock

NOTE
Turning the gear (tool kit) requires
some effort due to motor resistance.
Slowly operate the hexagonal wrench.

10. Insert the hook into the opening of the

headliner.

Hook

Headliner

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11. Turn the hexagonal wrench (Small)

and gear (tool kit) counterclockwise
and engage the hook with the vehicle
body side.

NOTE
The top lock lever completely engages
with the vehicle body (locked
condition) at the position where the
teeth of the gear (tool kit) contact the
bracket.
 

 Gear (tool kit)

Bracket

12. Lift the rear end of the headliner with

it hinged on the opening of the
headliner.

13. Install the headliner to the front roof

using the fasteners at two locations.

NOTE
The fasteners in the five locations at
the front of the headliner are not
fastened. Do not lose the fasteners
because they are needed for the
required servicing at the Authorized
Mazda Dealer.

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14. Install the left and right link covers

from the vehicle interior.

Link cover

Closing the rear roof

CAUTION

Slowly close the rear roof. If the rear roof

is closed suddenly, a hand or other body
part may be pinched, leading to a serious
injury.

Do not attempt to forcefully push the

rear roof. Pushing the rear roof forcefully
may damage vehicle parts.

1. Fold the rope in half and hook it to the

link pin of the rear roof.

Rope

Link pin

2. Do the same procedure on the other

side.

3. Close the rear roof uniformly on both

sides using two adults, one on each
side of the vehicle.

CAUTION

Close the rear roof with its left and right
positions as parallel as possible. If the
rear roof is closed with its left or right
height slanted, it could deform the link
mechanism.

4. Slowly close the rear roof while lightly

pulling the rope with one hand so that
the rope does not unhook.

Rope

NOTE
Route the rope rearward through the
clearance between the rear roof and
trunk.

5. One person pushes the rear roof down

and the other person pulls the rope
strongly and straight back towards the
vehicle rear until a click sound is
heard.

Rope

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NOTE

The rear roof is locked completely if
the position where the rope is
hooked is at the rear end of the
bracket groove in the direction of the
vehicle rear, as shown in the figure,
when viewed from the vehicle
interior.

Rope

Link pin

If the rear roof is not locked
completely, the trunk will not open
even if the remote release button,the
electric trunk lid opener, or the trunk
button on the transmitter is
operated.

6. Do the same procedure on the other

side.

7. Open the trunk and tie the rope to the

trunk hinge.

Hinge

Rope

8. Tie off the other side rope the same

way.

9. Close the trunk lid.

After finishing the procedure

After finishing the procedure, have the
roof checked at an Authorized Mazda
Dealer as soon as possible.

WARNING

Drive the vehicle at a speed of 40 km/h (24
mph) or lower before having the roof
checked at an Authorized Mazda Dealer:
The front roof may open while the vehicle is
being driven and cause an accident.

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8

Customer Information and Reporting
Safety Defects

Important consumer information including warranties and add-on
equipment.

Customer Assistance......................... 8-2

Customer Assistance
(U.S.A.)........................................ 8-2
Customer Assistance
(Canada)....................................... 8-7
Customer Assistance (Puerto
Rico)........................................... 8-10
Customer Assistance
(Mexico)..................................... 8-11

Mazda Importer/Distributors........ 8-13

Importer/Distributor................... 8-13

Reporting Safety Defects................ 8-14

Reporting Safety Defects
(U.S.A.)...................................... 8-14
Reporting Safety Defects
(Canada)..................................... 8-15

Warranty.......................................... 8-16

Warranties for Your Mazda.........8-16
Outside the United States/
Canada........................................ 8-17
Registering Your Vehicle in A
Foreign Country (Except United
States and Canada)..................... 8-18
Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and
Accessories................................. 8-19

Cell Phones.......................................8-20

Cell Phones Warning.................. 8-20

Event Data Recorder.......................8-21

Event Data Recorder (U.S.A. and
Canada).......................................8-21

Recording of Vehicle Data.............. 8-22

Recording of Vehicle Data..........8-22

Uniform Tire Quality Grading System
(UTQGS).......................................... 8-23

Uniform Tire Quality Grading
System (UTQGS)....................... 8-23

Tire Information (U.S.A.)............... 8-25

Tire Labeling.............................. 8-25
Location of the Tire Label
(Placard)..................................... 8-31
Tire Maintenance........................8-34
Vehicle Loading..........................8-37
Steps for Determining the Correct
Load Limit.................................. 8-43

Declaration of Conformity..............8-44

Declaration of Conformity......... 8-44

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