How to set memory seat on Mazda CX-5

Your Mazda CX-5 may be equipped with a feature that lets you save driving seat position for two persons. This guide will help you program memory seat along with Active Driving Display.

Mazda CX-5, second generation – (photo by Mazda)

Which trims have memory seat?

The 8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support and 2-position memory comes standard on Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trim levels.

How to program memory seat

  1. Turn on the ignition.
  2. Adjust the driver’s seat to your desired position.
  3. Adjust the Active Driving Display to your desired position.
  4. Press and hold SET button on the left side of the driver’s seat until you hear a beep.
  5. Within five seconds, press and hold 1 or 2 button to save the position, until you hear a beep.
  6. Now whenever you press that numbered button, it will call up your programmed position and you will hear a beep once its finished repositioning.
Memory seat buttons on the left side of the driver’s seat on Mazda CX-5

Word of caution: When the memory seat is operating, do not put your fingers or hands around the bottom of the seat, as this can cause injury.

Program memory seat to key

A driving position can also be programmed to the key in use for driving the vehicle.

  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 one time.
  6. Within five seconds, press and hold the unlock button on the key fob until a beep sound is heard one time.
  7. Now, whenever you use this key to unlock the doors, it will automatically adjust the seat to your programmed position within 40 seconds of opening the driver’s door. You will hear a beep sound when its finished repositioning. After you start the engine, the Active Driving Display adjustment begins.

Note: The memory seat function will cancel if the vehicle starts moving.

Author: Nabeel K


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1 year ago

My CX-5 resets to a position I don’t want when I unlock the doors. How can I turn this off? I only want the seats to move when I push the 1 or 2 function on the seat not when I unlock the car.

1 year ago
Reply to  Johnny

Its probably associated with the key you’re using.

1 year ago
Reply to  Johnny

Whichever button is set last will be the default seat position every time you unlock the car: i.e if you want button 1 to be default every time you unlock your car, you need to set position for button 2 first, followed by button 1.

1 year ago

I want to turn off the set on the key. How to do this?

2 years ago