Mazda CX-9 Owners Manual: Security System

Modification and Add-On Equipment

Mazda cannot guarantee the immobilizer and the theft-deterrent systems' operation if the system has been modified or if any add-on equipment has been installed.

CAUTION

To avoid damage to the vehicle, do not modify the system or install any add-on equipment to the immobilizer and the theft-deterrent systems or the vehicle.

Immobilizer System

The immobilizer system allows the engine to start only with a key the system recognizes.

If someone attempts to start the engine with an unrecognized key, the engine will not start, thereby helping to prevent vehicle theft.

If you have a problem with the immobilizer system or the key, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

CAUTION

  • Radio equipment like this is governed by laws in the United States.

    Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

  • To avoid damage to the key, do not:
    • Drop the key.
    • Get the key wet.
    • Expose the key to any kind of magnetic field.
    • Expose the key to high temperatures on places such as the dashboard or hood, under direct sunlight.
  • If the engine does not start with the correct key, and the security indicator light keeps illuminating or flashing, the system may have a malfunction. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTE

  • The keys carry a unique electronic code.

    For this reason, and to assure your safety, obtaining a replacement key requires some waiting time. They are only available through an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

  • Always keep a spare key in case one is lost. If a key is lost, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as soon as possible.
  • If you lose a key, an Authorized Mazda Dealer will reset the electronic codes of your remaining keys and immobilizer system. Bring all the remaining keys to an Authorized Mazda Dealer to reset.

    Starting the vehicle with a key that has not been reset is not possible.

Operation

NOTE

  • The engine may not start and security indicator light may illuminate or flash if the key is placed in an area where it is difficult for the system to detect the signal, such as on the dashboard or in the glove compartment. Move the key to a location within the signal range, switch the ignition off, and then restart the engine.
  • Signals from a TV or radio station, or from a transceiver or mobile telephone could interfere with your immobilizer system. If you are using the proper key and the engine fails to start, check the security indicator light.

Arming

The system is armed when the ignition is switched from ON to off.

The security indicator light in the instrument cluster flashes every 2 seconds until the system is disarmed.

Disarming

The system is disarmed when the ignition is switched ON with the correct programmed key. The security indicator light illuminates for about 3 seconds and then turns off. If the engine does not start with the correct key, and the security indicator light remains illuminated or flashing, try the following: Make sure the key is within the operational range for signal transmission.

Switch the ignition off, and then restart the engine. If the engine does not start after 3 or more tries, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTE

  • If the security indicator light flashes continuously while you are driving, do not shut off the engine. Go to an Authorized Mazda Dealer and have it checked. If the engine is shut off while the indicator light is flashing, you will not be able to restart it.
  • Because the electronic codes are reset when the immobilizer system is repaired, the keys are needed. Make sure to bring all the keys to an Authorized Mazda Dealer so that they can be programmed.

Theft-Deterrent System

If the theft-deterrent system detects an inappropriate entry into the vehicle, which could result in the vehicle or its contents being stolen, the alarm alerts the surrounding area of an abnormality by sounding the horn and flashing the hazard warning lights.

The system will not function unless it's properly armed. So when you leave the vehicle, follow the arming procedure correctly.

Operation

System triggering conditions

The horn sounds intermittently and the hazard warning lights flash for about 30 seconds when the system is triggered by any one of the following:

  • Unlocking a door with the auxiliary key, door lock switch, or an inside door-lock knob.
  • Forcing open a door, the hood or the liftgate.
  • Opening the hood by operating the hood release handle.
  • Switching the ignition ON without using the push button start.

If the system is triggered again, the lights and horn will activate until the driver's door or the liftgate is unlocked with the transmitter.

(With the advanced keyless function) The lights and horn can also be deactivated by pressing the request switch on a door.

NOTE

  • The liftgate does not open while the theft-deterrent system is operating.
  • For vehicles equipped with the power liftgate, the liftgate can be opened even while the theft-deterrent system is operating by pressing the power liftgate button on the transmitter or the electric liftgate opener switch while carrying the key.
  • If the battery goes dead while the theft-deterrent system is armed, the horn will activate and the hazard warning lights will flash when the battery is charged or replaced.

How to Arm the System

1. Close the windows and the moonroof securely.

2. Switch the ignition OFF.

3. Make sure the hood, the doors, and the liftgate are closed.

4. Press the lock button on the transmitter or lock the driver's door from the outside with the auxiliary key.

The hazard warning lights will flash once.

The following method will also arm the theft-deterrent system: Press the door-lock switch " " while any door is open and then close all of the doors.

(With the advanced keyless function) Press a request switch.

The security indicator light in the instrument cluster flashes twice per second for 20 seconds.

5. After 20 seconds, the system is fully armed.

NOTE

  • The theft-deterrent system can also be armed by activating the auto relock function with all the doors, the liftgate and the hood closed.
  • The system will disarm if one of the following operations takes place within 20 seconds after pressing the lock button:
    • Unlocking any door.
    • Opening any door.
    • Opening the hood.
    • Switching the ignition ON.

To rearm the system, do the arming procedure again.

  • When the doors are locked by pressing the lock button on the transmitter or using the auxiliary key while the theft-deterrent system is armed, the hazard warning lights will flash once to indicate that the system is armed.

To Turn Off an Armed System

An armed system can be turned off using any one of the following methods:

  • Pressing the unlock button on the transmitter.
  • Starting the engine with the push button start.
  • (With the advanced keyless function)
    • Pressing a request switch on the doors.

The hazard warning lights will flash twice.

NOTE When the doors are unlocked by pressing the unlock button on the transmitter while the theft-deterrent system is turned off, the hazard warning lights will flash twice to indicate that the system is turned off.

To Stop the Alarm

A triggered alarm can be turned off using any one of the following methods:

  • Pressing the unlock button on the transmitter.
  • Starting the engine with the push button start.
  • (With the advanced keyless function)
    • Pressing a request switch on the doors.
    • Pressing the electric liftgate opener while the key is being carried.
    • Pressing the power liftgate button on the transmitter.

The hazard warning lights will flash twice.

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