In the unlikely event that the vehicle were to hit a pedestrian and a certain amount of impact is applied to the front of the vehicle, impact to the head of the pedestrian if it were to hit the bonnet is lessened by the rear area of the bonnet raising instantly to maintain a wide space between it and the parts in the engine compartment. If the sensor installed to the back of the front bumper detects a certain amount of impact by a collision with a pedestrian or other obstruction while the vehicle is being driven at a speed sufficient to activate the system, the system is activated and the bonnet is raised.
If the active bonnet has activated, always consult an expert repairer, we recommend an Authorised Mazda Repairer.
If the bonnet release handle is pulled after the active bonnet has activated, the bonnet will rise even further. If the vehicle is driven with the bonnet raised it will obstruct visibility and could result in an accident. In addition, do not attempt to push the bonnet back down. Otherwise, it could deform the bonnet or cause injury because the activated bonnet cannot be lowered manually. Before driving the vehicle to an expert repairer, we recommend an Authorised Mazda Repairer after the active bonnet has activated, make sure that the raised bonnet does not obstruct vision and drive the vehicle at a low speed.
Do not touch the actuator directly after the active bonnet has activated. Otherwise, it could result in a burn as the actuator is hot directly after the activation.