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Mazda 6 Owners Manual: Engine Start Function When Key Battery is Dead

Mazda 6 Owners Manual / When Driving / Start/Stop Engine / Starting the Engine / Engine Start Function When Key Battery is Dead

CAUTION

When starting the engine by holding the transmitter over the push button start due to a dead key battery or a malfunctioning key, be careful not to allow the following, otherwise the signal from the key will not be received correctly and the engine may not start.



If the engine cannot be started due to a dead key battery, the engine can be started using the following procedure:

1. Continue to depress the brake pedal firmly until the engine has completely started.

2. (Manual transaxle)

Continue to depress the clutch pedal firmly until the engine has completely started.

3. Verify that the push button start indication light (green) flashes.

4. Touch the push button start using the backside of the key (as shown) while the push button start indicator light (green) flashes.


NOTE

When touching the push button start using the backside of the key as shown in the illustration, touch the push button start with the lock switch side of the key facing up.

5. Verify that the push button start indicator light (green) turns on.

6. Press the push button start to start the engine.

NOTE

Emergency Operation for Starting the Engine

If the KEY warning light (red) illuminates, or the push button start indicator light (amber) flashes, this could indicate that the engine may not start using the usual starting method. Have your vehicle inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible. If this occurs, the engine can be force-started. Press and hold the push button start until the engine starts.

Other procedures necessary for starting the engine such as having the key in the cabin, and depressing the clutch pedal (manual transaxle) or the brake pedal (automatic transaxle) are required.

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