Mazda CX-9 Owners Manual: Front Seat

Adjusting the Driver's Seat

Using the driving position set up procedure recommended by Mazda allows you to maintain a relaxed posture, drive the vehicle for longer periods without feeling tired, and make quick operations naturally.

Also, you can be assured of a clear view in the forward direction to help you drive more safely and comfortably.

The adjustments for the driving position recommended by Mazda are done using the following procedures.

  1. Moving the steering wheel and seat to their default positions.
  2. Adjusting the seatback angle.
  3. Adjusting the seat position forward and back.
  4. Adjusting the seat height.
  5. Adjusting the steering wheel position.
  6. Adjusting the head restraint position.

Seats

  1. Seat Slide (Manual Seat) To move a seat forward or backward, raise the lever and slide the seat to the desired position and release the lever.

    Make sure the lever returns to its original position and the seat is locked in place by attempting to push it forward and backward.

    (Power Seat) To slide the seat, move the slide lifter switch on the outside of the seat to the front or back and hold it. Release the switch at the desired position.

  2. Height Adjustment (Manual Seat) To adjust the seat height, move the lever up or down.

    (Power Seat) To adjust the seat height, move the switch up or down.

  3. Height Adjustment for Front Edge of Seat Bottom (Power Seat) To adjust the front height of the seat bottom, raise or lower the front of the slide lifter switch.
  4. Seat Recline (Manual Seat) To change the seatback angle, lean forward slightly while raising the lever. Then lean back to the desired position and release the lever.

    Make sure the lever returns to its original position and the seatback is locked in place by attempting to push it forward and backward.

    (Power Seat) To change the seatback angle, press the front or rear side of the reclining switch. Release the switch at the desired position.

  5. Lumbar Support Adjustment (Power Seat) To increase the seat firmness, press and hold the front part of the switch to the desired position, then release it.

    Press the rear part of the switch to decrease firmness.

Before making adjustments to the driving position recommended by Mazda

Before making adjustments, move the steering wheel and seat to their default positions.

How to move the steering wheel to its default position

WARNING

Never adjust the steering wheel while the vehicle is moving: Adjusting the steering wheel while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. Moving it can very easily cause the driver to abruptly turn to the left or right. This can lead to loss of control or an accident.

After adjusting the steering wheel position, make sure it is securely locked by trying to move it up and down: Driving with the steering wheel not securely locked in position is dangerous. If the steering wheel moves unexpectedly while driving, you could lose control of the steering resulting in an accident.

Lower the lever, move the steering wheel to the lowest position, and then push it down and all the way back.

Seats

How to move a driver's seat to its default position

1. Slide the seat all the way back.

2. Lower the seat to its lowest height.

3. Sit squarely in the seat and rest your back against the seatback.

Seat adjustment procedure for the driving position recommended by Mazda

Adjusting the seatback angle (reclining)

Adjust the seatback to the angle providing a comfortable seated posture.

1. With your posture slightly slouched, move the seatback forward to the angle where your waist feels slightly cramped.

Seats

2. Move the seatback backward to a comfortable seated posture without any feeling of cramping in your waist.

Seats

Adjusting the seat position forward and back (sliding)

Adjust the seat to the position best for operating the accelerator and brake pedals.

1. Place your left foot on the footrest, your right foot between the accelerator and brake pedals, and position your heel to the position allowing easy switching between the pedals.

2. With your heel set on the floor, set your right foot on the brake pedal and move the seat forward as far as possible until you feel a slight cramping in your ankle.

Seats

3. With your right foot set on the brake pedal, move the seat back until you no longer feel cramping in your ankle.

4. With your heel set on the floor, make sure you can move your foot between the brake pedal and accelerator pedal smoothly.

5. Depress the accelerator pedal completely with your heel set on the floor and make sure that your ankle does not feel over-stretched.

Seats

Adjusting the seat height

Adjust the seat height to a position where you have a clear forward view and you can drive the vehicle easily.

1. With your back resting against the seatback, adjust the seat to the height where you can see the first quarter part of the hood from the windshield.

With the manual seat, if you raise the seat height, the seat moves forward. Adjust the seat forward or back again.

Seats

Adjusting the steering wheel position

Adjust the steering wheel to the position where it can be operated easily and the gauges can be viewed easily.

1. With your back resting against the seatback, extend both arms, place them on the top of the steering wheel, and pull the steering wheel towards you to the position of your wrists.

Seats

2. Adjust the steering wheel height so that the gauges can be viewed easily.

3. Raise the lever to securely lock the steering wheel.

Seats

Adjusting the head restraint position

To prevent shock to the head and neck, adjust the head restraints to their correct positions.

Driving Position Memory

The desired driving position can be called up after programming the position.

The following driving positions can be programmed.

  • Driver's seat position (seat slide, height adjustment, front edge of seat bottom, seat recline)
  • Active driving display (display position, brightness level, display information)

CAUTION

Do not place fingers or hands around the bottom of the seat while the seat memory function is operating. The seat moves automatically while the seat memory function is operating and fingers or hands could get pinched and injured.

Seats

A driving position can be programmed or operated using the buttons on the side of the seat or the key.

NOTE

  • Lumbar support adjustment cannot be programmed.
  • A driving position can be programmed to the buttons on the side of the seat and the key in use for driving the vehicle.
  • If the vehicle has been serviced and the battery cables disconnected, the programmed seat positions will have been erased. Re-program the seat positions.

Programming

1. Make sure the parking brake is on.

2. Make sure the selector lever is in the P position.

3. Start the engine.

4. Adjust the seat and the active driving display to the desired driving position.

5. Press the SET button on the seat until a beep sound is heard 1 time.

6. Perform one of the following settings within 5 seconds of completing step 5 above:

  • Programming using a button on the side of the seat Press the button you want to program, either button 1 or 2, until a beep sound is heard 1 time.
  • Programming using the key Press the key button until a beep sound is heard 1 time.

NOTE If a beep sound is heard 3 times, the operation is canceled.

To move the driving position to a programmed position

(Using a button on the side of the seat)

1. Make sure the parking brake is on.

2. Make sure the selector lever is in the P position.

3. Start the engine.

4. Press the programming button for the driving position you want to call up (button 1 or 2).

5. A beep sound is heard when the driving position adjustment is completed.

NOTE

  • If the driving position movement is not changed, only the beep sounds.
  • A seat position can be called up even with the engine not running.
  • The driving position adjustment is canceled in the following cases:
    • Any of the seat adjustment switches is operated.
    • The SET button is pressed.
    • Programming button 1 or 2 is pressed.
    • The key button or button is operated.
    • The vehicle starts moving.
    • The active driving display is adjusted.

(Using a programmed key)

1. Unlock the doors by pressing a request switch or the key button.

2. After unlocking the doors, the seat position adjustment begins within 40 seconds of opening the driver's door, and a beep sounds when the operation is finished.

3. Make sure the parking brake is on.

4. Make sure the selector lever is in the P position.

5. Start the engine.

6. The active driving display adjustment begins.

NOTE

  • If there is no driving position movement, a beep is not heard.
  • The driving position adjustment is canceled in the following cases:
  • Any of the seat adjustment switches is operated.
  • The SET button is pressed.
  • Programming button 1 or 2 is pressed.
  • The key button or button is operated.
  • The vehicle starts moving.
  • The active driving display is adjusted.

Erasing programmed driving positions

(Erasing the driving positions programmed to the key)

1. Switch the ignition OFF.

2. Press the SET button on the side of the seat until a beep sound is heard 1 time.

3. After the beep sounds, press the key button within 5 seconds until a beep sound is heard 1 time.

NOTE If a beep sound is heard 3 times, the operation is canceled.

Adjusting the Front Passenger's Seat

Seats

  1. Seat Slide (Manual Seat) To move a seat forward or backward, raise the lever and slide the seat to the desired position and release the lever.

    Make sure the lever returns to its original position and the seat is locked in place by attempting to push it forward and backward.

    (Power Seat) To slide the seat, move the slide lifter switch on the outside of the seat to the front or back and hold it. Release the switch at the desired position.

  2. Height Adjustment (Power Seat) To adjust the seat height, move the switch up or down.
  3. Seat Recline (Manual Seat) To change the seatback angle, lean forward slightly while raising the lever. Then lean back to the desired position and release the lever.

    Make sure the lever returns to its original position and the seatback is locked in place by attempting to push it forward and backward.

    (Power Seat) To change the seatback angle, press the front or rear side of the reclining switch. Release the switch at the desired position.

  4. Lumbar Support Adjustment (Power Seat) To increase the seat firmness, press and hold the front part of the switch to the desired position, then release it.

    Press the rear part of the switch to decrease firmness.

    Seat Precautions

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