Mazda CX-3: Automatic Transaxle / Direct Mode (Some models)

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual / When Driving / Automatic Transaxle / Direct Mode (Some models)

Direct mode can be used for temporarily switching gears by operating the steering shift switch while the vehicle is being driven with the selector lever in the D position.

While in direct mode, the D and M indication illuminate and the gear position in use is illuminated.

Direct mode is canceled (released) under the following conditions.

The UP switch Mazda CX-3. Direct Mode (Some models) is pulled rearward for a certain amount of time or longer.

The vehicle is driven for a certain amount of time or longer (time differs depending on the driving conditions while operating).

The vehicle is stopped or moving at a slow speed.

Type A

Mazda CX-3. Direct Mode (Some models)

Type B

Mazda CX-3. Direct Mode (Some models)

Type C

Mazda CX-3. Direct Mode (Some models)

NOTE

Shifting up and down while in direct mode may not be possible depending on the vehicle speed. In addition, because direct mode is canceled (released) depending on the rate of acceleration or if the accelerator is fully depressed, use of the manual shift mode is recommended if you need to drive the vehicle in a particular gear for long periods.

    Recommendations for Shifting

    Upshifting For normal acceleration and cruising, Mazda recommends these shift points: *1 Always observe local speed limit regulations. Downshifting When you must slow down in heavy traffic or on a steep upgrade, downshift before the engine starts to overwork...

    Driving Tips

    WARNING Do not let the vehicle move in a direction opposite to the direction selected by the selector lever: Do not let the vehicle move backward with the selector lever in a forward position, or do not let the vehicle move forward with the selector lever in the reverse position...

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    Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual: Fuel Requirements


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    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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