Mazda CX-3: Manual Transaxle Operation / Gear Shift Indicator (GSI)

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2024) Owner's Manual / When Driving / Manual Transaxle Operation / Gear Shift Indicator (GSI)

The GSI supports you to obtain optimum fuel economy and smooth driving. It displays the selected gear position in the instrument cluster as well as notifies the driver to change to the most suitable gear position corresponding to the actual driving condition.

Mazda CX-3. Gear Shift Indicator (GSI)

Mazda CX-3. Gear Shift Indicator (GSI)

CAUTION

Do not rely solely on the shift-up/ shift-down recommendations by indications. The actual driving situation might require shift operations different from indication. To avoid the risk of accidents, the road and traffic conditions have to be judged correctly by the driver before shifting.

NOTE

The GSI turns off when the following operations are performed.

  • The vehicle is stopped.
  • The vehicle is put in neutral.
  • The vehicle is driven in reverse.
  • The clutch is not fully engaged when accelerating from a stop.
  • The clutch pedal remains depressed for 2 seconds or longer while driving.

    Manual Transaxle Operation

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    Recommendations for Shifting

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    Mazda CX-3. Transmitter

    NOTE

    The headlights turn on/off by operating the transmitter. Refer to Leaving Home Light. (With theft-deterrent system)

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