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2017
AOG02954
31T6ZG00
2017 Honda Ridgeline Owner's Guide
00X31-T6Z-G000
©2016 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. — All Rights Reserved
Printed in U.S.A
OWNER'S GUIDE

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    (U.S.) myhonda.ca (Canada) 2017 AOG02954 31T6ZG00 2017 Honda Ridgeline Owner’s Guide 00X31-T6Z-G000 ©2016 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. — All Rights Reserved Printed in U.S.A OWNER’S GUIDE...

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    DISCLOSURES Event Data Recorders This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an airbag Devices That Emit Radio Waves deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a The following products and systems, if on your vehicle, emit radio waves when in vehicle’s systems performed.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    To request a copy, visit owners.honda.com and On/Off Indicators ............. 29 Truck Bed Audio System* ........79 create or log in to your account. In Canada, please request a copy from your Honda Multi-Information Display (MID)......30 BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK (HFL) ....

  • Page 4: Visual Index

    Frequently Asked Questions/Troubleshooting 156 Parking Sensor System* ........118 Contact Us .............. 157 Blind Spot Information (BSI)* ......119 Honda Roadside Assistance ....... 158 Cross Traffic Monitor* .......... 120 Warranty Coverages ..........158 Multi-View Rear Camera........121 EPA Contact Information........158 Refueling ..............

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    VISUAL INDEX VISUAL INDEX Dashboard and Nearby Controls u v w x y z v w x z     Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA ) OFF Voice recognition button p. 80, p. 90 ® Power window switches p. 36 button p.

  • Page 6: Phone Pairing Quick Start

    QUICK START QUICK START PHONE PAIRING QUICK START HANDS-FREE PHONE QUICK START You must connect (pair) your smartphone to the vehicle to use the vehicle’s hands-free Once a phone has been paired and its phonebook imported (see page 4), use audio- phone function.

  • Page 7: Voice Recognition Quick Start

    QUICK START SAFETY VOICE RECOGNITION QUICK START SAFETY INFORMATION Depending on how your car is equipped, you can use voice recognition to place phone Your safety—and the safety of others—is very important and operating this vehicle calls, adjust the audio and climate-control systems, work with the available navigation safely is an important responsibility.

  • Page 8: Seat Belts

    SAFETY SAFETY Seat Belts Safety Messages When you see the following messages throughout this guide, pay close attention. A seat belt is your best protection in all types of collisions. Airbags are designed to supplement seat belts, not replace them. So even though your vehicle is equipped with You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow DANGER airbags, make sure you and your passengers always wear your seat belts and wear...

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    SAFETY SAFETY Seat Belt Inspection Fastening a Seat Belt Regularly check the condition of your seat belts as follows: Adjust your seat to the proper position (see), and then follow the steps. Pull out • Pull each belt out fully, and look for frays, cuts, burns, and wear. slowly 1.

  • Page 10: Airbags

    (normal) force, regardless of the position driver’s seating position. sensor The passenger’s advanced front airbag system has weight sensors. Although Honda recommends against Deployed Side Curtain Airbag Passenger’s carrying an infant or small child in front, if the sensors seat...

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    SAFETY SAFETY Airbag System Indicators Important Facts About Your Airbags Always wear your seat belt properly, and sit upright and as far back from the The indicator comes on to alert you that the front U.S. Canada steering wheel as possible while allowing full control of the vehicle. A front passenger’s front airbag has been turned off.

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    This would likely disable the driver’s seat position sensor or the weight sensors in the passenger’s seat. If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, contact a Honda dealer. For U.S. vehicles, call Honda Automobile Customer Service at (800) 999-1009. For Canadian vehicles, 1 Two SRS (Supplemental Restraint 6 A driver’s seat position sensor.

  • Page 13: Child Safety

    SAFETY SAFETY Child Safety WARNING Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because they are either Allowing a child to play with a seat belt or wrap one around their neck can unrestrained or not properly restrained. In fact, vehicle collisions are the number one result in serious injury or death.

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    SAFETY SAFETY Protecting Smaller Children Installing a LATCH-Compatible Child Seat If a child is at least one year old and within the weight range indicated by the child A LATCH-compatible child seat can be installed in each of the second- and third row seat manufacturer, the child should be properly restrained in a firmly secured seats.

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    SAFETY SAFETY Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt Adding Security with a Tether A tether anchorage point is provided behind each second- and third-row seating 1. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat. position. If you have a child restraint system that comes with a tether but can be 2.

  • Page 16: Safety Label Locations

    In Canada If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform Honda Canada, Inc., and you may also inform Transport Canada. If Transport Canada receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may lead to a recall and remedy campaign.

  • Page 17: Instrument Panel

    INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT PANEL Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)* There is a problem with the system. Learn about the indicators and displays related to driving the vehicle. Malfunction indicator lamp (check engine light) The emissions control system may have a problem. Avoid high speeds. Have your vehicle repaired immediately.

  • Page 18: Condition Indicators

    INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT PANEL On/Off Indicators These indicators remind you when an item is on or off. VSA off, or Mud/Sand mode is Turn signals/hazards on active (AWD models) VSA engaged (blinks) Fog lights* on CMBS* off High beams on LDW*/RDM* off Exterior lights on Condition Indicators...

  • Page 19: Multi-information Display (mid)

    INSTRUMENT PANEL VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Multi-Information Display (MID) Consists of several displays that provide you with useful information. Learn about the controls used for operating and driving the vehicle. Using the Remote Transmitter Main display (also shows odometer, gear Lock or unlock the doors and trunk.

  • Page 20: Smart Entry System

    VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Smart Entry System Tailgate and Trunk Operation When you carry the remote transmitter (for example, in a pocket or purse) and it is To drop open the tailgate, pull up in the upper handle. Upper handle outside the vehicle and within range (about 32 inches or 80 cm), you can lock or unlock Support the tailgate until it is fully open.

  • Page 21: In-bed Conveniences

    VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Door Operation WARNING Use several methods to lock or unlock the doors. Opening or closing a tailgate while anyone is in the path of the tailgate can cause serious injury. Using the Lock Tab Lock tab To lock To unlock: When you unlock either front door using Make sure everyone is clear before opening or closing the tailgate.

  • Page 22: Power Window Operation

    VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Power Window Operation Power Moonroof Operation* The power windows can be opened and closed when the vehicle is on by using the The moonroof can be opened and closed when the vehicle is on by using the switch on switches on the doors.

  • Page 23: Interior And Exterior Lights

    VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Interior and Exterior Lights Bed Lights Operate interior and exterior lights when the vehicle is on or off. Press the button to turn the bed lights on or off. The vehicle must be in Park. Brightness Control + button The lights come on automatically when the tailgate is Adjust instrument panel brightness when the vehicle...

  • Page 24: Auto High Beam System

    VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Auto High Beam System* Wiper Operation Automatically changes the low beam headlights to high beam headlights when The windshield wipers and washers can be used when the vehicle is on. necessary. Front Wipers How It Works Move the wiper lever up or down to the desired position.

  • Page 25: Adjusting The Seats

    VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Adjusting the Seats Automatic (AUTO) Rain-Sensing Wipers* Make seat adjustments before driving to ensure the best comfort and safety. When you move the lever to the AUTO position while AUTO driving in rainy weather, the wipers operate based on position the amount of detected rainfall.

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    VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Front manual seats* Adjusting the Head Restraints Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all Height adjustment seating positions. Head restraints are most effective (driver seat only): for protection against whiplash and other rear-impact Pull up or push down the lever to raise or lower the seat.

  • Page 27: Rear Seats

    VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Driving Position Memory System* Floor Mats You can store two driver’s seat and door mirror positions into memory when the vehicle Position the front and rear seat floor mats properly, is on using the buttons on the driver’s door. and anchor them.

  • Page 28: Adjusting The Mirrors

    To retrain a button or erase codes, see the Owner’s Manual on the Owner Information CD or at owners.honda.com (U.S.) or www.myhonda.ca (Canada). If you need help, visit www.homelink.com or call (800) 355-3515. *if equipped...

  • Page 29: Air Conditioning System

    VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Climate Control System* Air Conditioning System* The automatic climate control system can maintain your preferred interior temperature Manually control the front and rear heating and cooling in your vehicle’s interior using the buttons on the dashboard. by selecting the proper mix of heated or cooled air and fan speed.

  • Page 30: Seat Heaters

    VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Seat Heaters* Heated Windshield Button* Quickly warm the front seats when the vehicle is on. The appropriate indicator appears Press the heated windshield button to deice the for each setting. windshield when the vehicle is on. If the outside temperature goes below 4°C, the heated Front Seat Heaters* windshield automatically activates for 15 minutes.

  • Page 31: Customized Features

    VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Customized Features Setting the Clock. Use the Settings menu to customize certain features when the vehicle is stopped. Adjust the time using the steps described for your system type. Models with color audio system Models with color audio system Use the selector knob to make and enter selections.

  • Page 32: Audio And Connectivity

    AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY Auxiliary Input Jack Connect standard audio devices with a 1/8-inch (3.5 Learn how to operate the vehicle’s audio system. mm) stereo miniplug. 1. Open the AUX cover. Basic Audio Operation 2. Insert the miniplug attached to the audio device Connect audio devices and operate buttons and displays for the audio system.

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    AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY Steering Wheel Controls Adjusting the Sound Adjust various sound settings. You can operate certain functions of the audio system using the steering wheel controls. Models with color audio system Sound button SOURCE button: Cycle through available audio modes. Use the selector knob to make and enter selections.

  • Page 34: Color Audio System

    AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY Color Audio System FM/AM Radio Use the buttons to control the display and audio system. Play FM or AM radio stations. Sound button: Adjust sound. Day/Night button: RADIO button: Adjust display Select a band. Selector knob: brightness.

  • Page 35: Ipod

    AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY iPod USB Flash Drive ® Use the buttons to control the display and audio system. Play and operate a USB flash drive through the vehicle’s audio system. Connect your device (see page 56). CD/AUX button: CD/AUX button: Play a connected Selector knob:...

  • Page 36: Bluetooth ® Audio

    AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth Audio Touchscreen Operation ® Play streaming or stored audio from your compatible phone through the vehicle’s audio Use simple gestures—including touching, swiping, and scrolling—to operate certain system. Visit handsfreelink.com (U.S.) or handsfreelink.ca (Canada) to check phone audio functions.

  • Page 37: Hondalink

    3. Select and hold the app or widget you want to add 3. From the HOME screen, select HondaLink. to the Home screen. The customization screen 4. Certain features require you to send vehicle information to Honda. Select Enable appears. Once, Always Enable, or Cancel.

  • Page 38: Wi-fi Connection

    CarPlay terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software.

  • Page 39: Android Auto

    Android Auto application is downloaded to the user’s Android phone. Android Auto vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee Android Auto operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto software/Android operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software.

  • Page 40: Fm/am Radio

    To learn about additional features—such as multi-channel preset, replay, or SportsFlash—see your Owner’s Manual on the Owner Information CD or visit owners.honda.com (U.S.) or myhonda.ca (Canada). Available in the U.S. and Canada, except Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Radio, Inc.

  • Page 41: Compact Disc (cd)

    AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY Models with touchscreen Models with touchscreen Compact Disc (CD)* iPod ® The system supports audio CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs in MP3, WMA, or AAC formats. Play and operate an iPod through the vehicle’s audio system. Connect your device to the Insert a CD to begin automatic playback.

  • Page 42: Usb Flash Drive

    AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY Models with touchscreen Models with touchscreen USB Flash Drive Bluetooth Audio ® Play and operate a USB flash drive through the vehicle’s audio system. Connect your Play streaming or stored audio from your compatible phone through the vehicle’s audio device to the USB port (see page 56).

  • Page 43: Pandora

    AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY Models with touchscreen Models with touchscreen Pandora ® Truck Bed Audio System* Play and operate Pandora from your compatible phone through the vehicle’s audio Send audio system content to outside the vehicle by using the truck bed liner as a system.

  • Page 44: Color Audio System

    BLUETOOTH ® HANDSFREELINK ® BLUETOOTH ® HANDSFREELINK ® BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK (HFL) ® ® Models with color audio system Pairing a Phone Learn how to operate the vehicle’s hands-free calling system. To use hands-free phone and streaming audio functions, you must first pair your phone Color Audio System to the system.

  • Page 45: Making A Call

    BLUETOOTH ® HANDSFREELINK ® BLUETOOTH ® HANDSFREELINK ® Models with color audio system Touchscreen Making a Call Basic HFL Operation You can make a call using several methods. Make and receive phone calls using the vehicle’s audio system, without handling your phone.

  • Page 46: Pairing A Phone

    BLUETOOTH ® HANDSFREELINK ® BLUETOOTH ® HANDSFREELINK ® Models with touchscreen Pairing a Phone Phone: From the Home screen, To use hands-free phone and streaming audio functions, you must first pair your phone MENU: From the display the phone to the system. This can only be done when the vehicle is stopped. Use the touchscreen phone screen, screen.

  • Page 47: Making A Call

    Your phone must be paired to the system and have good cellular connection. Using voice commands Visit www.hondalink.com (U.S.) or honda.ca/hondalinkassist (Canada) for more 1. Press the Talk button before you say each information.

  • Page 48: Sms Text Messaging And E-mail

    BLUETOOTH ® HANDSFREELINK ® BLUETOOTH ® HANDSFREELINK ® Models with touchscreen Models with touchscreen SMS Text Messaging and E-Mail* Siri Eyes Free ™ Receive and send messages from your paired and connected phone. Activate Siri through your vehicle when an iPhone is paired to the system. Visit handsfreelink.com (U.S.) or handsfreelink.ca (Canada) to check phone compatibility.

  • Page 49: Navigation

    NAVIGATION NAVIGATION NAVIGATION* Navigation Display and Controls Touch icons on the screen to enter information and make selections. Learn how to enter a destination and operate the navigation system. Basic Navigation Operation Search icon A real-time navigation system uses GPS and a map database to show your current Traffic incident location and help guide you to a desired destination.

  • Page 50: Entering A Destination

    NAVIGATION NAVIGATION Entering a Destination Place Category Enter a destination using a point of interest or landmark. Use several methods to enter a destination. 1. From the map screen, press MENU. Home Address 2. Select Where To?. Store your home address in the system so you can easily route to it. 3.

  • Page 51: Routing

    NAVIGATION NAVIGATION Routing Saved Places Save locations so you can quickly route to them. After a destination is set, you can alter or cancel your route. Saving a location Map Legend 1. From the map screen, press MENU. During route guidance 2.

  • Page 52: Driving

    NAVIGATION DRIVING DRIVING Traffic View traffic flow and incidents in major metro areas. Traffic alerts are accompanied by an audible beep. Pop-up messages and traffic information can be viewed when Learn about preparation for driving, as well as other features. you are on the map screen.

  • Page 53: Maximum Load Limit

    • Do not carry heavy cargo on the roof. cause a crash in which you can be hurt or killed. • Never carry more than 165 lbs (75 kg) of cargo on the roof rack (Honda Follow all load limits and other loading guidelines in this guide.

  • Page 54: Towing A Trailer

    See the Owner’s Manual on the Owner 1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should Information CD or at owners.honda.com (U.S.) or www.myhonda.ca (Canada) for more never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on your vehicle’s placard.

  • Page 55

    DRIVING DRIVING Total load How to weigh the trailer loads using a public scale Tongue load Check each weight in the order indicated as shown. Refer to the table below for The weight of the tongue with a fully loaded trailer on each weight’s limit except for the tongue load.

  • Page 56: Remote Engine Start

    DRIVING DRIVING Pre-tow checklist Remote Engine Start* When preparing to tow, and before driving away, ensure the following: Start your vehicle’s engine using the remote transmitter before you enter the vehicle. • The vehicle has been properly serviced, and the suspension and the cooling system are in good operating condition.

  • Page 57: Starting To Drive

    DRIVING DRIVING Starting to Drive Shifting Turn on the vehicle and start the engine to begin driving. Change the shift position based on your driving needs. Before Starting the Engine Shift Lever Check that the transmission is in Park (P), then press Park (P): Used for parking or starting/stopping the the brake pedal.

  • Page 58: Braking

    DRIVING DRIVING Braking Intelligent Traction Management System Slow down or stop your vehicle, and keep it from moving when parked. Adjusts vehicle handling performance while driving on various road surfaces. Press the Mode button to select one of four appropriate Foot Brake AWD shown modes.

  • Page 59: Eco Assist System

    DRIVING DRIVING Eco Assist System Cruise Control* Can help improve your fuel economy by adjusting the performance of the engine, climate Maintain a constant vehicle speed without having to keep your foot on the accelerator control system, and cruise control. pedal.

  • Page 60: Adaptive Cruise Control (acc)

    DRIVING DRIVING Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)* During Operation ACC indicator Helps maintain a constant vehicle speed and a set following interval behind a vehicle If a vehicle is detected ahead of you when ACC is detected ahead of yours. turned on, the system maintains, accelerates, or decelerates your vehicle’s set speed to keep the Adaptive cruise control is not available when Snow, Mud*, or Sand* is selected for vehicle’s set following interval from the vehicle ahead.

  • Page 61: Lanewatch

    DRIVING DRIVING LaneWatch Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)* ™ Check the passenger-side rear areas in the display when the right turn signal is Provides steering input to help keep the vehicle in the middle of a detected lane and activated. visual and tactile alerts if the vehicle is detected drifting out of its lane while driving between 45–90 mph (72–145 km/h).

  • Page 62: Road Departure Mitigation (rdm)

    DRIVING DRIVING Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)* Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS ™ ™ Alerts and helps to assist you if the system determines a possibility of your vehicle Can assist you when there is a possibility of your vehicle colliding with a vehicle or a unintentionally crossing over detected lane markings while driving between 45–90 mph pedestrian detected in front of yours.

  • Page 63: Parking Sensor System

    DRIVING DRIVING Blind Spot Information (BSI)* Turning CMBS On or Off Alerts you to a detected vehicle in your left or right blind spot while driving 20 mph (32 Press and hold the CMBS OFF button. A beep sounds km/h) or higher. and a message appears in the MID.

  • Page 64: Cross Traffic Monitor

    DRIVING DRIVING Cross Traffic Monitor* Multi-View Rear Camera Alerts you if a detected vehicle is approaching from a rear corner when your vehicle is When you shift into Reverse (R), a real-time image of the area behind your vehicle is in Reverse (R) at speeds of 3 mph (5 km/h) or lower, which can be helpful when backing shown in the display, along with helpful parking guidelines.

  • Page 65: Refueling

    Use of unleaded gasoline of 87 octane or higher is recommended. NOTICE Honda recommends TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline where available. The fuel filler opening is designed to accept only service station filler nozzles for Do NOT use gasoline containing more than 15% ethanol.

  • Page 66: Handling The Unexpected

    DRIVING HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED Refueling from a Portable Fuel Container If you need to refuel your vehicle from a portable fuel container, use the funnel provided with your vehicle. Learn about what to do in critical or emergency situations. Smart Entry Remote Battery Strength 1.

  • Page 67: Jump Starting

    HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED Jump Starting Overheating Turn off the power to electric devices, such as audio and lights. Turn off the engine, then If the temperature gauge needle is at the H mark, the engine suddenly loses power, or open the hood.

  • Page 68: Emergency Engine Stop

    HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED Emergency Engine Stop Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) The ENGINE START/STOP button may be used to stop the engine due to an emergency Monitors the tire pressure while you are driving. situation even while driving. If you must stop the engine, choose one of the following If your vehicle’s tire pressure becomes significantly low, operations: the low tire pressure indicator comes on and a message...

  • Page 69: Changing A Flat Tire

    HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) – Required Federal Explanation Changing a Flat Tire Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when If a tire goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly, and brake gradually to cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle reduce speed.

  • Page 70

    HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED Setting Up the Jack Replacing the Flat Tire 1. Place the jack under the jacking point closest to 1. Remove the wheel nuts and flat tire. the tire to be changed. 2. Mount the compact spare tire. Replace the wheel nuts, and lightly tighten them.

  • Page 71: Fuse Locations

    HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED Fuse Locations Engine Compartment Fuse Box B If any electrical devices are not working, turn the vehicle off and check to see if any Located under the hood near the brake fluid applicable fuse is blown. Fuse locations are shown on the fuse box cover. Locate the reservoir.

  • Page 72: Maintenance

    HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE Inspecting and Changing Fuses 1. Turn the vehicle off, including all lights and Learn about basic maintenance that you can perform on the vehicle yourself, as well as Blown fuse accessories. information about how to best maintain the vehicle. 2.

  • Page 73: Maintenance Minder

    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE Maintenance Minder ™ Maintenance Minder Service Codes These codes indicate what services are due on your vehicle. When maintenance is due, the system message indicator comes on and a message appears on the display every time you turn the vehicle on. See page 139 to check what CODE Maintenance Main Items maintenance is due indicated by the codes that appear.

  • Page 74: Under The Hood

    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE Under the Hood Engine Compartment Cover The component parts in the engine compartment are protected by a cover. You may need to remove the cover when you perform certain maintenance work. Engine Oil Fill Cap Starting at either side, lift the outermost edge of the Engine Oil Dipstick (Orange) engine compartment cover.

  • Page 75: Engine Oil

    Failure to reset the engine oil life after a maintenance service results in the system showing incorrect maintenance intervals, which can lead to serious mechanical problems. Use Honda Genuine Motor Oil or another commercial engine oil of suitable viscosity for the ambient temperature as shown.

  • Page 76: Engine Coolant

    The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the side of the reservoir. the MAX mark. Put the cap back on the We recommend using Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3. reserve tank. Pour the fluid carefully.

  • Page 77: Changing Wiper Blades

    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE Changing Wiper Blades Tire Information If the wiper blades leave streaks across the windshield, try cleaning them first with a To safely operate your vehicle, your tires must be of the proper type and size, in good paper towel or soft cloth and wiper fluid. If the wiper blade rubber has deteriorated, you condition with adequate tread, and properly inflated.

  • Page 78

    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE Tire Service Life WARNING The life of your tires is dependent on many factors, including driving habits, road Using tires that are excessively worn or improperly inflated can cause a conditions, vehicle loading, inflation pressure, maintenance history, speed, and crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed.

  • Page 79: Tire Labeling

    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE Tire Labeling DOT Tire Quality Grading The tires that came on your vehicle have a number of markings. Those you The tires on your vehicle meet all U.S. Federal Safety Requirements. All tires are also should be aware of are described below. graded for treadwear, traction, and temperature performance according to Department of Transportation (DOT) standards.

  • Page 80: Testing Of Readiness Codes

    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE Testing of Readiness Codes Temperature The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire’s Your vehicle has readiness codes as part of the onboard self-diagnostic system. Some resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested states use these codes for testing to verify your vehicle’s emissions components are under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.

  • Page 81: Specifications

    0.19 US gal (0.72 ℓ) in the reserve tank) 1: AWD models Front Map Lights Rear Map Lights Specified Brake Fluid Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 2: 2WD models Vanity Mirror Lights 1.4 W Tires Rear Map Lights Automatic Transmission Fluid Specified...

  • Page 82: Customer Information

    A: To prevent driver distraction, certain items are limited or inoperable while the vehicle is moving. Use voice commands or pull over to select the items. Learn about information specific to you as a Honda customer and how to get help. Frequently Asked Questions/Troubleshooting...

  • Page 83: Honda Roadside Assistance

    Your vehicle’s original tires are covered by their manufacturer. Tire warranty information • Climate control off** • Temperature # degrees can be found on the Owner Information CD or at owners.honda.com (U.S.) or (#: 57 to 87°F) • Air conditioner on** www.myhonda.ca (Canada).

  • Page 84: Index

    VOICE COMMAND INDEX INDEX INDEX Audio Commands* The system accepts these commands on most screens. Audio volume levels cannot be controlled using voice commands. Airbags..............12–17 Front-door inner handle ........35 Advanced airbags ..........12 Lock tab ..............35 FM/AM Radio Commands Disc (CD) Commands Airbag care ............

  • Page 85

    INDEX Opening the hood ..........140 Driver seat ............. 43 Service codes ............. 139 Driving Position Memory System ...... 47 Transmission fluid ..........140 Head restraints ............. 45 Under the hood ........... 140 Rear seats .............. 46 Window washer fluid ......... 145 Specifications ............

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