Unique characteristics of the all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5:
Accelerated Warm-Up System (AWS)
You may have noticed that the SKYACTIV® gas engine sounds different upon cold-start. What you’re hearing is a unique piece of SKYACTIV® combustion technology at work. The Accelerated Warm-Up System (AWS) uses higher engine RPM (about 1500 rpm) and a different combustion process to quickly warm up the catalyst for cleaner exhaust emissions. If you listen closely, you can hear the engine sound get quieter and the RPM drop when the catalyst is up to temperature (this takes less than 30 seconds after a cold start). You don’t need to wait for this warm-up process before driving. Customers should be made aware that this is the new SKYACTIV® Technology at work delivering cleaner emissions.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
The new Tire-Pressure Monitoring System uses existing wheel-speed sensors to monitor tire pressure. The TPMS system alerts the driver if tire pressure is too low. This system saves owners the cost of transferring tire-pressure sensors between sets of tires and replacing these sensors at the end of their battery life. It features a set switch (left side of steering wheel) to initialize the system after tire pressure has been adjusted to the specified pressure shown on the tire-pressure label.The tire pressure is adjusted (up or down) in one or more tires.
In the following cases, the TPMS must be “initialized” so the system can operate normally:
A tire rotation is performed.
Any tire or wheel is replaced.
The vehicle’s battery is disconnected, replaced or completely dead.
The TPMS warning light is illuminated.
Initialization Process:Park the vehicle in a safe place and firmly apply the parking brake.
Let the tires cool, then adjust the tire pressure to the specified pressure (Refer to Owner’s Manual for correct tire pressure) on all four (4) tires.
Switch the ignition ON, but leave the vehicle parked.
Push and hold the TPMS “Set Switch” (left side of dash) until the TPMS warning light in the instrument cluster flashes twice and a beep sound is heard once.
The initialization is complete.
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) System
The available Blind Spot Monitoring system uses radar sensors to monitor rear detection zones, then illuminates a warning light in the outside mirror if any moving vehicle is detected in that zone. The BSM system sounds a single warning beep if the driver uses the turn signal while the warning light for that zone is illuminated.
Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
This feature helps assist CX-5 drivers when accelerating the vehicle from a stop while on a hill or slope. When the brake pedal is released and the accelerator pedal is pressed, HLA prevents the vehicle from rolling forward or backward. It operates on a downward slope when the shift lever is in the reverse (R) position and on an upward slope when the shift lever is in a position other than the reverse (R) position. The HLA system will hold the vehicle for a maximum of 2.0 seconds while the driver is changing from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal. HLA is standard on both automatic and manual transmission CX-5 models.
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