Mazda 6 manuals

Mazda 6 Owners Manual: Manually Shifting Down

You can shift gears down by operating the selector lever or the steering shift switches (some models).

M6

M5

M4

M3

M2

M1

Using selector lever

To shift down to a lower gear, tap the selector lever forward (-)

once.


Using steering shift switch (Some models)

To shift down to a lower gear with the steering shift switches, pull the DOWN switch (-

) toward you once with your fingers.


WARNING

Do not use engine braking on slippery road surfaces or at high speeds:

Shifting down while driving on wet, snowy, or frozen roads, or while driving at high speeds causes sudden engine braking, which is dangerous. The sudden change in tire speed could cause the tires to skid. This could lead to loss of vehicle control and an accident.

Keep your hands on the steering wheel rim when using fingers on the steering shift switches:

Putting your hands inside the rim of the steering wheel when using the steering shift switches is dangerous. If the driver's air bag were to deploy in a collision, your hands could be impacted causing injury.

NOTE

Manually Shifting Up
You can shift gears up by operating the selector lever or the steering shift switches (some models). M1 → M2 → M3 → M4 → M5 → M6 Using selector lever To shift up to ...

Second Gear Fixed Mode
When the selector lever is moved back (+) while the vehicle speed is about 10 km/h (6.2 mph) or less, the transaxle is set in the second gear fixed mode. The gear is fixed in second while in this ...

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