Mazda CX-3: If Trouble Arises / Battery Runs Out

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual / If Trouble Arises / Battery Runs Out

Jump-Starting

Jump-starting is dangerous if done incorrectly. So follow the procedure carefully. If you feel unsure about jump-starting, we strongly recommend that you have a competent service technician do the work.

WARNING

Mazda CX-3. Battery Runs Out Follow These Precautions Carefully: To ensure safe and correct handling of the battery, read the following precautions carefully before using the battery or inspecting it.

Mazda CX-3. Battery Runs Out  Keep flames and sparks away from open battery cells and do not allow metal tools to contact the positive ( ) or negative ( ) terminal of the battery when working near a battery. Do not allow the positive ( ) terminal to contact the vehicle body: Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries. Keep all flames including cigarettes and sparks away from open battery cells.

Mazda CX-3. Battery Runs Out Keep all flames and sparks away from open battery cells because hydrogen gas is produced from open battery cells while charging the battery or adding battery fluid: Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries. Keep all flames including cigarettes and sparks away from open battery cells.

Do not jump-start a frozen battery or one with a low fluid level: Jump-starting a frozen battery or one with a low fluid level is dangerous. It may rupture or explode, causing serious injury.

Connect the negative cable to a good ground point away from the battery: Connecting the end of the second jumper cable to the negative ( ) terminal of the discharged battery is dangerous. A spark could cause the gas around the battery to explode and injure someone.

Route the jumper cables away from parts that will be moving: Connecting a jumper cable near or to moving parts (cooling fans, belts) is dangerous. The cable could get caught when the engine starts and cause serious injury.

CAUTION

Use only a 12 V booster system. You can damage a 12 V starter, ignition system, and other electrical parts beyond repair with a 24 V power supply (two 12 V batteries in series or a 24 V motor generator set).

  1. Move the booster vehicle so that its battery is as close as possible to your vehicle's battery.
  2. Make sure that the power such as for the headlights and air conditioner is turned off.
  3. Remove the battery cover.

    Mazda CX-3. Battery Runs Out

  4. Turn off the booster vehicle's engine and connect the jumper cables in the following order.

    Make sure that the jumper cables are securely connected so that they do not disconnect due to engine vibrations.

    1st lead

    Mazda CX-3. Battery Runs Out Positive (+) terminal on the discharged battery

    Mazda CX-3. Battery Runs Out Positive (+) terminal on booster vehicle's battery

    2nd lead

    Mazda CX-3. Battery Runs Out Negative (-) terminal on booster vehicle's battery

    Mazda CX-3. Battery Runs Out Location shown in the figure (do not connect to the negative (-) terminal of the battery)

    Mazda CX-3. Battery Runs Out

  5. Start the booster vehicle's engine and rev the engine.
  6. Start the engine of your vehicle. Run the engines for about 3 minutes to temporarily charge the battery of your vehicle.
  7. Disconnect the jumper cables in the reverse order of their connection.
  8. Install the battery cover.
  9. Have your vehicle inspected by an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

    Mounting the Spare Tire

    Remove dirt and grime from the mounting surfaces of the wheel and hub, including the hub bolts, with a cloth. WARNING Make sure the mounting surfaces of the wheel, hub and lug nuts are clean before changing or replacing tires: When changing or replacing a tire, not removing dirt and grime from the mounting surfaces of the wheel, hub and hub bolts is dangerous...

    Emergency Starting

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    Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual: Trip Computer and INFO Switch (Some models)


    The following information can be selected by pressing the INFO switch with the ignition switched ON. Distance-to-empty mode Average fuel economy mode Current fuel economy mode Average vehicle speed If you have any problems with your trip computer, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer...

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    Fuel Gauge

    The fuel gauge shows approximately how much fuel is remaining in the tank when the ignition is switched ON. We recommend keeping the tank over 1/4 full.

    Mazda CX-3. Fuel Gauge

    If the low fuel warning light illuminates or the fuel level is very low, refuel as soon as possible.

    If inconsistency in engine performance or stalling occurs due to low fuel level conditions, refuel the vehicle as soon as possible and add at least 10 L (2.7 US gal, 2.2 Imp gal) of fuel. Refer to Taking Action.

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