Mazda CX-3: Automatic Transaxle / Shift-Lock System

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual / When Driving / Automatic Transaxle / Shift-Lock System

The shift-lock system prevents shifting out of P unless the brake pedal is depressed.

To shift from P:

  1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
  2. Start the engine.
  3. Press and hold the lock-release button.
  4. Move the selector lever.

NOTE

When the ignition is switched to ACC or the ignition is switched off, the selector lever cannot be shifted from P position.

The ignition cannot be switched to OFF if the selector lever is not in P position.

Shift-Lock Override

If the selector lever will not move from P using the proper shift procedure, continue to hold down the brake pedal.

  1. Remove the shift-lock override cover using a cloth-wrapped flat head screwdriver.
  2. Insert a screwdriver and push it down.

    Mazda CX-3. Shift-Lock System

  3. Press and hold the lock-release button.
  4. Move the selector lever.

Take the vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the system checked.

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