How to Use Mazda Push Button Start
Mazda’s push button start is simple and easy to use. That being said, there might be more to it than you may think. We’ll explain here how to use Mazda push button start to understand all the capabilities the system has for starting up your vehicle.
The details on the push button start system mentioned here are current for the 2016 model year, and should likely work for other model years as well. If you notice any discrepancies, however, feel free to contact us to see if there is any updated information or consult your owner’s manual.
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How to Turn on Your Mazda With Push Button Start
- To start the engine: Hold down the brake pedal (or clutch pedal for manual transmission) and push the START/STOP ENGINE button.
- To turn off the engine: Put the vehicle in park and push the START/STOP ENGINE button.
- To turn on the accessories only: Press the START/STOP ENGINE button without pressing the clutch or brake.
- To put the ignition to the “on” position: Press the START/STOP ENGINE button twice without holding down the brake or clutch.
How to Use Push Button Start to Turn Off Your Mazda in an Emergency
Though it’s unlikely to happen, there is a way to turn the engine off quickly in case of an emergency. This is done simply in one of two ways:
- Push and hold the START/STOP ENGINE button
- Repeatedly press the START/STOP ENGINE button until the engine turns off.
Why is my Mazda push button start light red?
Another thing to take note of is the light on your push button start system. This should usually be green, but you might also see it lit up in red or yellow.
RED: Indicates that the key cannot be detected, which is common if you place the key in your cup holder.
YELLOW: Indicates there may be a problem with the engine starting system, but can also indicate the inability to activate the accessories or switch the ignition.
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Now that you know how to use Mazda push button start and its little known features, be sure to let us know if you have any questions along the way. You can find more Mazda tips on the Mazda of Lodi blog.