Mazda CX-3: Warning/Indicator Lights and Warning Sounds / Warning Sound is Activated

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual / If Trouble Arises / Warning/Indicator Lights and Warning Sounds / Warning Sound is Activated

Lights-On Reminder

The lights-on reminder is operable when the time setting*1 of the auto headlight off function is off.

If lights are on and the ignition is switched to ACC or off, a continuous beep sound will be heard when the driver's door is opened.

*1 If the light switch is left on, the auto headlight off function automatically turns off the lights about 30 seconds after switching the ignition off. The time setting can be changed.

Refer to Personalization Features.

NOTE

  • When the ignition is switched to ACC, the “Ignition Not Switched Off (STOP) Warning Beep” overrides the lights-on reminder.
  • A personalized function is available to change the sound volume for the lights-on reminder.

    Refer to Personalization Features.

Air Bag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Beep

If there is a problem with the air bag/seat belt pretensioner systems and the warning light illumination, a warning beep sound will be heard for about 5 seconds every minute.

The air bag and seat belt pretensioner system warning beep sound will continue to be heard for approximately 35 minutes. Have your vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.

WARNING

Do not drive the vehicle with the air bag/ seat belt pretensioner system warning beep sounding: Driving the vehicle with the air bag/seat belt pretensioner system warning beep sounding is dangerous. In a collision, the air bags and the seat belt pretensioner system will not deploy and this could result in death or serious injury. Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer to have the vehicle inspected as soon as possible.

Seat Belt Warning Beep

Except Mexico

If the driver's seat belt is not fastened when the ignition is switched ON, a beep sound will be heard for about 6 seconds. If the driver or the front passenger's seat belt is not fastened and the vehicle is driven at a speed faster than about 20 km/h (12 mph), a beep sound will be heard again for a specified period of time.

Until a seat belt is fastened or a given period of time has elapsed, the beep sound will not stop even if the vehicle speed falls below 20 km/h (12 mph).

NOTE

To allow the front passenger occupant classification sensor to function properly, do not place and sit on an additional seat cushion on the front passenger's seat. The sensor may not function properly because the additional seat cushion could cause sensor interference.

If a small child is seated on the front passenger's seat, the warning beep may not operate.

Mexico

If the vehicle speed exceeds about 20 km/h (12 mph) with the driver or front passenger's seat belt unfastened, a warning beep sounds continuously. If the seat belt remains unfastened, the beep sound stops once and then continues for about 90 seconds. The beep stops after the driver or front passenger's seat belt is fastened. Until a seat belt is fastened or a given period of time has elapsed, the beep sound will not stop even if the vehicle speed falls below 20 km/h (12 mph).

NOTE

  • Placing heavy items on the front passenger's seat may cause the front passenger's seat belt warning function to operate depending on the weight of the item.
  • To allow the front passenger seat weight sensor to function properly, do not place and sit on an additional seat cushion on the front passenger's seat. The sensor may not function properly because the additional seat cushion could cause sensor interference.
  • If a small child is seated on the front passenger's seat, the warning beep may not operate.

Ignition Not Switched Off (STOP) Warning Beep

If the driver's door is opened with the ignition switched to ACC, a beep will be heard continuously in the cabin to notify the driver that the ignition has not been switched OFF (STOP). Under this condition, the keyless entry system will not operate, the vehicle cannot be locked, and the battery voltage will be depleted.

Key Removed from Vehicle Warning Beep

Vehicles with advanced keyless function

If the key is taken out of the vehicle while the ignition is not switched OFF and all the doors are closed, the beep which sounds outside of the vehicle will be heard 6 times, the beep which sounds inside the vehicle will be heard 6 times.

Vehicles without advanced keyless function

If the key is taken out of the vehicle while the ignition is not switched OFF and all the doors are closed, a beep will be heard in the cabin 6 times.

NOTE

Because the key utilizes low-intensity radio waves, the Key Removed From Vehicle Warning may activate if the key is carried together with a metal object or it is placed in a poor signal reception area.

 Request Switch Inoperable Warning Beep (With the advanced keyless function)

If the request switch is pressed with the door open or ajar, or the ignition is not switched OFF with a key being carried, a beep will be heard outside for about 2 seconds to notify the driver that the door or liftgate cannot be locked.

Key Left-in-luggage Compartment Warning Beep (With the advanced keyless function)

If the key is left in the luggage compartment with all the doors locked and the liftgate closed, a beep will be heard outside for about 10 seconds to notify the driver that the key is in the luggage compartment. In this case, take out the key by pressing the electric liftgate opener and opening the liftgate. The key taken out of the luggage compartment may not operate because its functions have been temporarily stopped. To restore the key's functions, perform the applicable procedure.

Key Left-in-vehicle Warning Beep (With the advanced keyless function)

If all the doors and luggage compartment are locked using another key while the key is left in the cabin, the beep which sounds outside of the vehicle will be heard for about 10 seconds to notify the driver that the key is in the cabin. In this case, take out the key by opening the door. A key taken out of the vehicle using this method may not operate because its functions have been temporarily stopped. To restore the key's functions, perform the applicable procedure.

Electric Parking Brake (EPB) Warning Beep

The warning buzzer is activated under the following conditions:

  • The vehicle is driven with the parking brake applied.
  • The Electric Parking Brake (EPB) switch is pulled while the vehicle is driven.

AUTOHOLD Warning Beep

Warning light flashes and beep sound is activated simultaneously for about 5 seconds when using AUTOHOLD function or when AUTOHOLD switch is operated.

Because a problem with AUTOHOLD function has occurred, AUTOHOLD function does not operate even if AUTOHOLD switch is operated.

If the warning light flashes and the beep sound is activated simultaneously, have your vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Tire Inflation Pressure Warning Beep  (Some models)

The warning beep sound will be heard for about 3 seconds if the tire pressures decrease.

Refer to Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

Power Steering Warning Buzzer

If the power steering system has a malfunction, the power steering malfunction indicator light turns on or flashes and the buzzer operates at the same time.

Refer to Stop Vehicle in Safe Place Immediately.

 Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) Warning Beep (Some models)

Driving forward

The warning beep operates when the turn signal lever is operated to the side where the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) warning light is illuminated.

NOTE

A personalized function is available to change the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) warning beep sound volume.

Refer to Personalization Features.

Reversing

The Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) warning sound is activated if there is a possibility of collision with a vehicle approaching from behind and from the rear on the left and right sides of the vehicle.

Lane Departure Warning Sound (Some models)

While the system is operating, if the system determines that the vehicle may depart from the lane, it sounds a warning sound.

NOTE

  • The volume of the LDWS warning sound can be changed.

    Refer to Personalization Features.

  • The type of the LDWS warning sound can be changed.

    Refer to Personalization Features.

Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function (MRCC with Stop & Go function) System Warnings  (Some models)

The Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function (MRCC with Stop & Go function) system warnings notify the driver of system malfunctions and cautions on use when required. Check based on the beep sound.

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Excessive Speed Warning  (Some models)

If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit sign displayed on the active driving display, the warning sound is activated and the area around the speed limit sign displayed on the active driving display flashes 3 times in amber, and if the vehicle speed continues to exceed the displayed speed limit sign, the indication stops flashing and remains on.

Collision warning (Some models)

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