Mazda CX-3: Changing a Flat Tire / Mounting the Spare Tire

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual / If Trouble Arises / Spare Tire and Tool Storage / Changing a Flat Tire / Mounting the Spare Tire

  1. Remove dirt and grime from the mounting surfaces of the wheel and hub, including the hub bolts, with a cloth.

    Mazda CX-3. Mounting the Spare Tire

    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. The lug nuts could loosen while driving and cause the tire to come off, resulting in an accident.

  2. Mount the spare tire.
  3. Install the lug nuts with the beveled edge inward; tighten them by hand.

    Mazda CX-3. Mounting the Spare Tire

    WARNING

    Do not apply oil or grease to lug nuts and bolts and do not tighten the lug nuts beyond the recommended tightening torque: Applying oil or grease to lug nuts and bolts is dangerous. The lug nuts could loosen while driving and cause the tire to come off, resulting in an accident. In addition, lug nuts and bolts could be damaged if tightened more than necessary.

  4. Turn the lug wrench counterclockwise and lower the vehicle.
  5. Use the lug wrench to tighten the nuts in the order shown.

    Mazda CX-3. Mounting the Spare Tire

    If you are unsure of how tight the nuts should be, have them inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

    Mazda CX-3. Mounting the Spare Tire

    WARNING

    Always securely and correctly tighten the lug nuts: Improperly or loosely tightened lug nuts are dangerous. The wheel could wobble or come off. This could result in loss of vehicle control and cause a serious accident.

    Be sure to reinstall the same nuts you removed or replace them with metric nuts of the same configuration: Because the wheel studs and lug nuts on your Mazda have metric threads, using a non-metric nut is dangerous. On a metric stud, it would not secure the wheel and would damage the stud, which could cause the wheel to slip off and cause an accident.

  6. (Without flat tire belt)

    Store the damaged tire in the luggage compartment.

    (With flat tire belt)

    Remove the luggage compartment cover (if equipped).

    Refer to Luggage Compartment.

    Mazda CX-3. Mounting the Spare Tire

    Mazda CX-3. Mounting the Spare Tire

  7. Remove the belt for securing the flat tire.
  8. (With luggage board)

    Pull the luggage board outward and place it on top of the luggage mat.

    Mazda CX-3. Mounting the Spare Tire

    Mazda CX-3. Mounting the Spare Tire

  9. Remove the center cap by tapping it with the lug wrench.
  10. Thread the belt through the rear seat as shown in the figure.

    Mazda CX-3. Mounting the Spare Tire

    Mazda CX-3. Mounting the Spare Tire

  11. Place the flat tire in the luggage compartment.

    Mazda CX-3. Mounting the Spare Tire

  12. Thread the buckle through the wheel as shown in the figure.

    Mazda CX-3. Mounting the Spare Tire

  13. Thread the belt through the buckle while pressing the tire to the seatback.

    Mazda CX-3. Mounting the Spare Tire

  14. Pull the belt end to secure the flat tire.

    Mazda CX-3. Mounting the Spare Tire

  15. Insert the luggage compartment cover from the top of the luggage compartment opening with the cloth side of the cover facing outward, and slide it between the flat tire and the inside perimeter of the luggage compartment opening.

    Mazda CX-3. Mounting the Spare Tire

  16. Check the tire inflation pressure. Refer to the specification charts.
  17. Have the flat tire repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

WARNING

Do not drive with any tires that have incorrect air pressure: Driving on tires with incorrect air pressure is dangerous. Tires with incorrect pressure could affect handling and result in an accident. When you check the regular tires' air pressure, check the spare tire, too.

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