Mazda 2: Manual Transaxle Operation

Manual Transaxle Shift Pattern

Manual Transaxle Shift Pattern

The vehicle is equipped with either a 5-speed or 6-speed manual transaxle. The shift pattern for each is shown above.

Depress the clutch pedal all the way down while shifting; then release it slowly.

Your vehicle is equipped with a device to prevent shifting to R (reverse) by mistake.

Push the shift lever downward and shift to R.

Manual Transaxle Shift Pattern


Do not use sudden 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 tyre speed could cause the tyres to skid. This could lead to loss of vehicle control and an accident.

Be sure to leave the shift lever in 1 or R position and set the parking brake when leaving the vehicle unattended: Otherwise the vehicle could move and cause an accident.



The driver's door is open.

The driver's seat belt is unfastened.

The clutch pedal is not released completely after the engine stalled.

The clutch pedal is depressed with the engine not stopped completely.

Gear Shift Indicator

The gear shift indicator supports you to obtain optimum fuel economy and smooth driving. It displays the selected gear position in the instrument cluster as well as notifi es the driver to change to the most suitable gear position corresponding to the actual driving condition.

Gear Shift Indicator

Indication Condition
Numeral The selected gear position is displayed.
and numeral Shift up or down to the indicated gear position is recommended.


Do not rely solely on the shift-up/ shift-down recommendations by indications. The actual driving situation might require shift operations different from indication. To avoid the risk of accidents, the road and traffi c conditions have to be judged correctly by the driver before shifting.


The gear shift indicator turns off when the following operations are performed.


 Automatic Transaxle Controls

Various Lockouts: Indicates that you must depress the brake pedal and hold in the lock-release button to shift (The ignition must be switched ON). Indicates the selector lever can be shifte

 Switches and Controls

 Lighting Control

Headlights Turn the headlight switch to turn the headlights, other exterior lights and instrument panel illumination on or off. When the lights are turned on, the lights-on indicator light in t


 Transaxle Range (TR) Switch

TRANSAXLE RANGE (TR) SWITCH INSPECTION CAUTION: Water or foreign objects entering the connector can cause a poor connection or corrosion. Be sure not to drop water or foreign objects on the connector when disconnecting it. Operating Inspection 1. Perform the following procedures to inspect

 Brake Fluid

BRAKE FLUID INSPECTION 1. Verify that the brake fluid level in the reserve tank is between the MAX and MIN marks. If the brake fluid level is below the MIN mark, add brake fluid. BRAKE FLUID AIR BLEEDING CAUTION: Keep the fluid level in the reservoir at 3/4 full or more during the air blee

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