Mazda 2: Battery

WARNING

Read the following
precautions carefully before using the battery or inspecting to ensure safe and correct handling:

Always wear eye
protection when working near the battery: Working without eye protection is dangerous. Battery fl uid contains SULPHURIC ACID which could cause blindness if splashed into your eyes. Also, hydrogen gas produced during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode.

Wear eye protection and
protective gloves to prevent contact with battery fl uid: Spilled battery fl uid is dangerous.

Battery fl uid contains SULPHURIC ACID which could cause serious injuries if it gets in eyes, or on the skin or clothing. If this happens, immediately fl ush your eyes with water for 15 minutes or wash your skin thoroughly and get medical attention.

Always keep batteries
out of the reach of children: Allowing children to play near batteries is dangerous. Battery fl uid could cause serious injuries if it gets in the eyes or on the skin.

Keep fl ames and sparks
away from open battery cells and do not allow metal tools to contact the positive ( ) or
negative ( ) terminal of the battery
when working near a battery. Do not allow the positive (
) terminal to contact the vehicle body: Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries. Keep all fl ames including cigarettes and sparks away from open battery cells.

Keep all fl ames,
including cigarettes, and sparks away from open battery cells: Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries.

NOTE

Before performing battery maintenance, remove the battery cover by pressing the tab.

Battery


Battery Maintenance

Battery Maintenance


To get the best service from a battery:

Inspecting Electrolyte Level *

A low level of electrolyte fl uid will cause the battery to discharge quickly.

Inspecting Electrolyte Level


Inspect the electrolyte level at least once a week. If it is low, remove the caps and add enough distilled water to bring the level between the upper and lower level (illustration).

Do not overfi ll.

Examine the specifi c gravity of the electrolyte with a hydrometer, especially during cold weather. If it is low, recharge the battery.

Battery Recharging

NOTE

Battery Replacement

Contact an Authorised Mazda Dealer for a battery replacement purchase.

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