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Mazda CX-5 Owners Manual: Antilock Brake System (ABS)

Mazda CX-5 Owners Manual / When Driving / ABS/TCS/DSC / Antilock Brake System (ABS)

The ABS control unit continuously monitors the speed of each wheel. If one wheel is about to lock up, the ABS responds by automatically releasing and reapplying that wheel's brake.

The driver will feel a slight vibration in the brake pedal and may hear a chattering noise from the brake system. This is normal ABS system operation. Continue to depress the brake pedal without pumping the brakes.

A system malfunction or operation conditions are indicated by a warning.

Refer to Warning/Indicator Lights on .

WARNING

Do not rely on ABS as a substitute for safe driving:

The ABS cannot compensate for unsafe and reckless driving, excessive speed, tailgating (following another vehicle too closely), driving on ice and snow, and hydroplaning (reduced tire friction and road contact because of water on the road surface). You can still have an accident.

NOTE

Braking distances may be longer on loose surfaces (snow or gravel, for example) which usually have a hard foundation. A vehicle with a normal braking system may require less distance to stop under these conditions because the tires will build up a wedge of surface layer when the wheels skid.

The sound of the ABS operating may be heard when starting the engine or immediately after starting the vehicle, however, it does not indicate a malfunction.

ABS/TCS/DSC
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Traction Control System (TCS)
The Traction Control System (TCS) enhances traction and safety by controlling engine torque and braking. When the TCS detects driving wheel slippage, it lowers engine torque and operates the brak ...

Other materials:

Rear Upper Arm Removal/Installation [2 Wd]
WARNING: Verify that the crossmember is securely supported by a jack. If the rear crossmember falls off, it can cause serious injury or death, and damage to the vehicle. CAUTION: Performing the following procedures without first removing the rear ABS wheel-speed ...

Back Up Light Switch Inspection
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the front under cover No.2.. 3. Remove the back-up light switch.. 4. Verify that the continuity between the back-up light switch terminals is as indicated in the table. If not as indicated in the table, replace the back-up ...

Wheel Hub Component Inspection
Wheel Bearing Excessive Play Inspection 1. Install the magnetic base and dial gauge as shown in the figure and measure the wheel bearing axial excessive play. If it exceeds the maximum specification, replace the wheel hub component. Rear wheel bearing maximum play ...

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