Mazda CX-3: Hood / Opening the Hood

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual / Maintenance and Care / Owner Maintenance / Hood / Opening the Hood

  1. With the vehicle parked, pull the release handle to unlock the hood.

    Mazda CX-3. Opening the Hood

  2. Insert your hand into the hood opening, slide the latch lever to the right, and lift up the hood.

    Mazda CX-3. Opening the Hood

    NOTE

    The lever is located a little to the left of center when facing the vehicle.

  3. Grasp the support rod in the padded area and secure it in the support rod hole indicated by the arrow to hold the hood open.

    Mazda CX-3. Opening the Hood

    Hood

    WARNING Always check that the hood is closed and securely locked: A hood that is not closed and securely locked is dangerous as it could fly open while the vehicle is moving and block the driver's vision which could result in a serious accident...

    Closing the Hood

    Check under the hood area to make certain all filler caps are in place and all loose items (e.g. tools, oil containers, etc.) have been removed...

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    Rearview Mirror

    WARNING

    Do not stack cargo or objects higher than the seatbacks:

    Cargo stacked higher than the seatbacks is dangerous. It can block your view in the rearview mirror, which might cause you to hit another car when changing lanes.

    Rearview mirror adjustment

    Before driving, adjust the rearview mirror to center on the scene through the rear window.

    Mazda CX-3. Rearview Mirror

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