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Pandora - If equipped....73 Power Window Operation....37 Your authorized Honda dealer should be able to answer any questions you have USB Flash Drive......... 74 Power Moonroof Operation- If about your vehicle. However, if you are dissatisfied with the information you ®...
Eco Assist System......106 Engine Coolant......... 143 Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) Checking the Battery...... 144 system...........107 Window Washer Fluid....144 Honda Sensing- If equipped..108 Brake Fluid........145 Cruise Control- If equipped....108 Changing Wiper Blades....145 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)- If Tire Information........145 equipped........110...
VISUAL INDEX VISUAL INDEX Dashboard and Nearby Controls ® ® 1. Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA 3. Heated Steering Wheel Button Off Button 4. Voice Recognition Button Parking Sensor System Button Phone/Back Buttons Collision Mitigation Braking 5. Horn System (CMBS) OFF button 6.
SAFETY INFORMATION SAFETY INFORMATION SAFETY INFORMATION Safety Messages When you see the following messages throughout this guide, pay close Your safety--and the safety of others--is very important and operating this attention. vehicle safely is an important responsibility. While we strive to help you make You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t informed decisions about safety, it is not practical or possible to warn you about follow instructions.
SAFETY INFORMATION SAFETY INFORMATION garage door is open, drive out of the garage immediately after starting the • No one should sit in a seat with an inoperative seat belt or one that does engine. not appear to be working correctly. Using a seat belt that is not working properly may not protect the occupant in a crash.
SAFETY INFORMATION SAFETY INFORMATION 1. Pull the seat belt out slowly. 1. Move the anchor up and down while holding the release button. 2. Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make 2. Position the anchor so that the belt sure the buckle is secure.
SAFETY INFORMATION SAFETY INFORMATION the front passenger's seat, note that the system will automatically turn off The side curtain airbags are deigned to the front passenger's airbag if the sensor's detect that the child is deploy in a rollover or moderate-to- approximately 65 lbs (29 kg) or less.
SAFETY INFORMATION SAFETY INFORMATION Do not cover or replace the front seat-back covers. This can prevent your Passenger Airbag Off Indicator side airbags from properly deploying during a side impact. The indicator comes on to alert you that the front passenger’s front airbag has been turned off.
During a crash event the unit can record such Honda dealer. For U.S. vehicles, call Honda Automobile Customer Service at information. (800) 999-1009. For Canadian vehicles, call Honda Canada Customer 5.
SAFETY INFORMATION SAFETY INFORMATION The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada • Do not leave children in the vehicle unattended, especially in hot weather recommend that all children ages 12 and under be properly restrained in a rear when the inside of the vehicle can get hot enough to kill them.
SAFETY INFORMATION SAFETY INFORMATION leave it unoccupied. Or, you may wish to get a smaller rear-facing child seat. specified weight. Please read the child seat owner’s manual for proper installation instructions. Important considerations when selecting a child seat Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury Make sure the child seat meets the following three requirements: or death during a crash.
SAFETY INFORMATION SAFETY INFORMATION 4. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat, then attach the child seat to the 1. Place the child seat on the vehicle lower anchors according to the instructions that came with the child seat. seat.
SAFETY INFORMATION SAFETY INFORMATION Have the child sit upright and all the way back, then ensure the following: Adding Security with a Tether • The child’s knees bend comfortably Two tether anchorage points are over the edge of the seat. provided behind the rear outer seating positions.
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.
INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT PANEL Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) There is a problem with one of the airbag systems or seat belt Learn about the indicators, gauges, and displays related to driving the vehicle. tensioners. Smart Entry System There is a problem with the smart entry system. Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) There is a problem with the system.
INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT PANEL On/Off Indicators All-Wheel Drive (AWD) There is a problem with the system. If the indicator blinks, the These indicators remind you when an item is on or off. differential temperature is too high. Stop in a safe place, put the VSA off, or Mud /Sand vehicle in Park (P), and let the engine idle until the indicator goes...
INSTRUMENT PANEL VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Multi-Information Display Consists of several displays that provide you with useful information. Learn about the various controls necessary for operating and driving the vehicle. Using the Remote Transmitter Lock or unlock the doors and trunk. Models with Remote Engine Start Press the Info buttons on the steering wheel to change displays.
VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS 4. Select Walk Away Auto Lock. Unlocking/Locking the Doors 5. Select Enable. To unlock: Grab the driver’s door handle when the vehicle is off to unlock the Customizing Door Lock & Unlock Settings driver’s door. Grab the front passenger’s Customize the auto door lock and door unlock settings to your preference.
VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Tailgate and Trunk Operation The main switch in the glove box disables the trunk release button. To drop open the tailgate, pull up in the upper handle. Support the tailgate until it is fully open. To swing open the tailgate, pull up on the lower handle.
VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Push the AC power button to turn the Using the Front Door Inner Handle system on or off. The maximum power When you pull either front door inner is 400 watts when the engine is running handle, the door unlocks and opens.
VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Automatic Operation Back Window To open: Push the switch down firmly. To open: Push the switch back. To close: Pull the switch up firmly. The window opens or closes completely. To stop the window at any time, push or pull the switch again briefly.
VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS ON position: Interior lights remain on. Door-activated position: Interior lights Opening the moonroof in below freezing temperatures or when it is covered come on when any of the doors are with snow or ice can damage the moonroof panel or motor. opened, the driver’s door is unlocked, or the vehicle is turned off.
VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS system changes between low and high beams depending on the brightness Exterior Lights of the vehicle lights ahead of you. Rotate the switches on the lever to operate the exterior lights. Push the lever forward to turn on the high beams.
VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS • Keep the windshield around the camera clean. When cleaning the Intermittent (INT) Wipers windshield, be careful not to apply windshield cleanser to the camera When you move the lever to the INT lens. position, the wipers operate based on •...
VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS In cold weather, the blades may freeze to the windshield, becoming stuck. Front Manual Seats Operating the wipers in this condition may damage the wipers. Use the defroster to warm the windshield, or manually clear the windshield of ice and snow before turning on the wipers.
VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Driving Position Memory System To remove the head restraint: Pull the restraint up as far as it will go. Then push You can store two driver’s seat and door the release button, and pull the restraint up mirror positions into memory when the and out.
VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Floor Mats Adjusting the Steering Wheel Position the front and rear seat floor mats The steering wheel height and distance properly and anchor them. If they are not from your body can be adjusted so that you properly positioned, the floor mats can can comfortably grip the steering wheel in interfere with the front seat functions.
To retrain a button or erase codes, see the Owner’s Manual at owners.honda.com (U.S.) or www.myhonda.ca (Canada). If you need help, call HomeLink at (800) 355-3515 or visit www.homelink.com .
VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS Air Conditioning System Front Operation - Climate Control System Manually control the front and rear heating and cooling in your vehicle’s interior using the buttons on the dashboard. Front Operation Dashboard and Dashboard and floor, Floor vents Floor and back of the center and back of the...
VEHICLE CONTROLS VEHICLE CONTROLS The heated windshield may automatically activate when the outside Press either seat heater button to temperature is below 4°C, and deactivate when the temperature reaches toggle through the HI, MID, LO, or OFF 6°C. settings. The appropriate indicator appears for each setting.
VEHICLE CONTROLS AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY Models with Display Audio Learn how to operate the vehicle’s audio system. Basic Audio Operation Connect audio devices and operate buttons and displays for the audio system. USB Port Connect a USB flash drive or other audio device, such as an iPod or iPhone .
AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY On the back of the console compartment SOURCE button: Cycle through available audio modes. The USB ports (2.5A) are only for < / > : buttons: Change presets, tracks, charging devices. On the back of the console albums, or folders.
AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY Display Audio System 1. From the HOME screen, select Settings. Use simple gestures-including touching, swiping and scrolling-to operate 2. Select Audio. certain audio functions. 3. Select Sound. Some items may be grayed out during driving to reduce the potential for distraction.
Models with Display Audio Messages from Honda:Displays helpful and important information from Honda. If you have a new message, a yellow Provides you with useful information about your vehicle directly from Honda. envelope icon appears at the top of the screen and a beep sounds. Swipe automobiles.honda.com/handsfreelink/ (U.S.)
AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY 5. Select a Menu Option. 4. Select Wi-Fi Network List. Make sure your phone's Wi-Fi setting is in access point (tethering) mode. 5. Select the network you want to connect to the system. If the phone you want to connect does not appear, select Scan.
Available on a subscription basis only. For more information or to subscribe, contact your dealer, or visit www.siriusxm.com (U.S.) or www. sirius.ca (Canada). To learn about additional features—such as multi-channel preset, replay, or SportsFlash—see your Owner’s Manual at owners.honda.com (U.S.) or myhonda.ca (Canada). ® iPod ® Play and operate an iPod through the vehicle’s audio system.
Pandora Models with Display Audio Play and operate Pandora from your compatible phone through the vehicle’s audio system. Visit automobiles.honda.com/handsfreelink/ to check phone Models with Display Audio compatibility. Standard data rates apply with your phone service provider. Available in the U.S. only. Connect your phone when the vehicle is stopped.
AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY Models with Color Audio Multi-Information Display Cover Art Audio/Inf ormation Screen / AUDIO (Power/ Audio) Icon Select to turn the audio Audio/Inf ormation Screen USB Indicator system on and off. Appears when a USB flash drive is connected.
Icons to HFL. Select to adjust Play streaming or stored audio from your compatible phone through the the volume. Open/Cl ose Icon automobiles.honda.com/handsfreelink/ (U.S.) or Displays/hides the vehicle’s audio system. Visit (Menu) Icon detailed Select to display the phone (888) 528-7876 (Canada) to check phone compatibility. Standard data information.
® vehicle’s audio system. Connect your phone to Bluetooth ® HandsFreeLink (see Pairing a Phone. Visit automobiles.honda.com/ Compact Disc (CD) handsfreelink/ (U.S.) or call (888) 528- 7876 (Canada) to check phone Models with Display Audio compatibility. Standard data rates apply.
Make and receive phone calls using the vehicle’s audio system, without B utton SOUR CE Button (Menu) Button handling your phone. Visit automobiles.honda.com/handsfreelink/ (U.S.) or Volume up Volume down phone (888) 528-7876 (Canada) to check phone compatibility. To reduce the potential for driver distraction, certain manual functions may be inoperable or grayed out while the vehicle is moving.
BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK (HFL) BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK (HFL) • Adjust the dashboards vents away from the microphone in the ceiling. Manual operation is limited while the vehicle is moving. Voice commands are always available. • Close the windows and moonroof. 1. From the Home screen, select Phone. Pairing a Phone 2.
Models with Display Audio Using Speed Dial Activate Siri through your vehicle when an iPhone is paired to the system. Visit automobiles.honda.com/handsfreelink/ (U.S.) or phone (888) 528-7876 (Canada) Models with Color Audio to check phone compatibility. Make calls quickly using stored speed dial entries or call history numbers.
BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK (HFL) NAVIGATION NAVIGATION "Play song XYZ" Note: Learn how to enter a destination and operate the navigation system • Any requests that include visual feedback from Siri on your phone are not displayed in the vehicle. Basic Navigation Operation •...
NAVIGATION NAVIGATION 1. From the Home screen, select 1. From the map screen, select the Settings. Search icon. 2. Select System. 2. Select MENU. 3. Select the Sound/Beep tab. 3. Select Set Home Location. 4. Adjust the Guidance Volume level. 4.
NAVIGATION NAVIGATION You can also enter a street address 3. Select Enter Search. using voice commands. Press the Talk 4. Enter the address or place name. “Navigation” and then button and say 5. Select the destination name when it appears on the map screen. “Find Address”...
NAVIGATION NAVIGATION Viewing Traffic Map Legend 1. From the map screen, select the traffic icon. 2. Select Traffic Conditions. 3. Traffic icons are shown on the map. Select the magnifying glass icon to display a full list of traffic delays. To mute traffic alerts and voice guidance: From the map screen, press MENU.
NAVIGATION DRIVING DRIVING Avoiding traffic on your route 1. From the map screen, select the traffic icon. Learn about preparation for driving, as well as other features. 2. Select Traffic on Route. Before Driving 3. Select an incident to avoid from the list. Check the following items before you begin driving.
• Do not modify your vehicle in any way that would raise its center of gravity. • Never carry more than 165 lbs (75 kg) of cargo on the roof rack (Honda accessory). Your vehicle has been designed primarily for use on pavement, however, its higher ground clearance allows you to occasionally travel on unpaved roads.
See the Owner’s Manual at load capacity. For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs. (635 owners.honda.com (U.S.) or myhonda.ca (Canada) for more information. kg) and there will be five 150 lbs. passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs.
DRIVING DRIVING Any additional weight, cargo, or accessories reduce the maximum trailer If the difference becomes more than indicated in the table, distribute the weight and maximum tongue load. load or remove cargo as needed. Tongue Load How to weigh the trailer loads using a public scale The weight of the tongue with a fully loaded trailer on the hitch should be Check each weight in the order indicated as shown.
DRIVING DRIVING • All items in or on the trailer are properly secured and cannot shift while • While the engine is running, the climate control system adjusts the cabin you drive. temperature, the security system remains on, and lights and accessories remain off.
DRIVING DRIVING Starting the engine: Press and hold the Foot Brake brake pedal, then press the ENGINE Press the brake pedal to slow down or START/STOP button. Keep your foot stop your vehicle from moving. firmly on the brake pedal when starting the engine.
DRIVING DRIVING The ABS may not function correctly if you use an incorrect tire type and Ambient Meter size. Color-coded bars around the speedometer change based on your Intelligent Traction Management System driving style and brake or accelerator Adjusts vehicle handling performance while driving on various road surfaces. pedal operation.
Camera windshield, behind the rear view mirror. Activating and Setting the Vehicle Speed These are the components of Honda 1. Press the CRUISE button. The Sensing: CRUISE MAIN indicator appears. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) : Helps 2.
DRIVING DRIVING Canceling Cruise Control Activating and Setting the Vehicle Speed Press the CANCEL button or the brake 1. Press the MAIN button. The ACC pedal. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator indicator appears in the multi- goes off. information display. After cruise control has been canceled, 2.
DRIVING DRIVING During Operation Certain conditions may cause ACC to cancel automatically. When this If a vehicle is detected ahead of you happens, the amber ACC indicator when ACC is turned on, the system appears on the multi-information maintains, accelerates, or decelerates display.
DRIVING DRIVING If your vehicle is getting too close to Turning the System On or Off detected lane markings without a turn 1. Press the MAIN button. LKAS signal activated, a message appears in the appears in the MID. multi-information display. Steering wheel 2.
DRIVING DRIVING ™ ™ Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS Turning CMBS On or Off Press and hold the CMBS OFF button. A Can assist you when there is a possibility of beep sounds and a message appears in your vehicle colliding with a vehicle or a the MID.
DRIVING DRIVING 1. From the Home screen, select Important Safety Reminder Settings. Like all assistance systems, the blind spot information system has 2. Select Camera. limitations. Over-reliance on the system may result in a collision. The system is for your convenience only. 3.
DRIVING DRIVING You can also select the icon on the lower right corner of the screen when Turning the System On or Off the monitor is on to turn it off. Press the parking sensor button to turn the system on or off. A green indicator light appears on the button when the This system cannot detect all approaching vehicles and may not detect an system is on.
Fuel Information Use of unleaded gasoline of 87 octane or higher is recommended. • Honda recommends TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline where available. • Do NOT use gasoline containing more than 15% ethanol. • Do NOT use gasoline containing methanol.
DRIVING DRIVING 6. Fill the tank with fuel from the portable fuel container. Pour fuel Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously carefully so you do not spill any. injured when handling fuel. 7. Remove the funnel from the filler Stop the engine, and keep heat, sparks, and flame away.
HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED 1. Remove the engine compartment cover. 2. Connect the first jumper cable to your Learn about what to do in critical or emergency situations. vehicle's battery (+) terminal. 3. Connect the other end of the first Smart Entry Remote Battery Strength jumper cable to the booster battery (+)
HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED 1. Immediately park the vehicle in a safe • Press and hold the ENGINE START/STOP place. Turn off all accessories and turn button for two seconds, or on the hazard warning lights. • Firmly press the ENGINE START/STOP If steam or spray is not present: Keep button three times.
HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED If your vehicle's tire pressure becomes Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop significantly low, the low tire pressure and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper indicator comes on and a message appears pressure.
HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED 1. Open the trunk and remove the two 5. Place the compact spare tire wheel- tray holding bolts. side up under the vehicle body, near the tire that needs to be replaced. 6. Loosen each wheel nut about one turn using the wheel nut wrench.
HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED 3. Raise the vehicle, using the jack 2. Mount the compact spare tire. handle bar and the jack handle, until Replace the wheel nuts and lightly the tire is off the ground. tighten them. 3.
HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED Engine Compartment Fuse Boxes Inspecting and Changing Fuses Fuse Box A 1. Turn off the vehicle, including all lights and accessories. Located under the hood on the passenger's side. Push the tabs to open 2.
MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE Maintenance Minder When maintenance is due, the system message indicator comes on and a Learn about basic maintenance that you can perform on the vehicle yourself, as message appears on the display every time you turn the vehicle on. well as information about how to best maintain the vehicle.
Add oil if necessary. Recommended Engine Oil • Genuine Honda Motor Oil Opening the Hood 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply the electric parking brake. 2. Pull the hood release handle under the lower left corner of the dashboard.
Park the vehicle on level ground. Check the reserve tank and the coolant level suitable viscosity for the ambient in the radiator. Use Honda Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2. temperature. Checking the Reserve Tank You may also use synthetic motor oil if it 1.
The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the side of the tank. We recommend using Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3. Pour the fluid carefully. Removing the radiator cap while the engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray out, seriously scalding you.
MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE • Overinflated tires make your vehicle ride harshly, are more prone to road Tire and Loading Information Label hazards, and wear unevenly. The label attached to the driver’s doorjamb provides necessary tire and • Every day before you drive, look at each of the tires. If one looks lower loading information.
MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE service after 10 years from the date of manufacture, regardless of their • P: tire type (passenger vehicle) condition or state of wear. • 235: tire width in millimeters Exa mple Tire S ize • 60: aspect ratio (tire section height as a Winter Tires Tire percentage of its width)
MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE DOT Tire Quality Grading sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle The tires on your vehicle meet all U.S. Federal Safety Requirements. All tires are Safety Standard No.
MAINTENANCE SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS 6. Let the engine idle with your foot off the accelerator for 20 seconds. 7. Select a nearby, lightly traveled major highway where you can maintain a speed of 50 to 60 mph (80 to 97 km/h) for at least 20 minutes. Drive on the highway with the vehicle in Drive.
SPECIFICATIONS CUSTOMER INFORMATION CUSTOMER INFORMATION Learn about information specific to you as a Honda customer and how to get help. Frequently Asked Questions/Troubleshooting Below are some frequently asked questions and troubleshooting items that you may have about the vehicle. How do I set the vehicle clock? A: For vehicles without navigation, see Setting the Clock.
New Vehicle Limited Warranty: Covers your new vehicle, except for the Contact Us emissions control system and accessories, against defects in materials and Honda dealer personnel are trained professionals. They should be able to workmanship. answer all your questions. If you encounter a problem that your dealership does Emissions Control Systems Defects Warranty and Emissions Performance not solve to your satisfaction, please discuss it with the dealership’s Service...
CUSTOMER INFORMATION VOICE COMMAND INDEX VOICE COMMAND INDEX Attn: Warranty Complaints 2000 Traverwood Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Voice Portal Commands Email: email@example.com When you press the TALK button, the Voice Portal screen appears. Say one of the options, and follow the system prompts. •...
VOICE COMMAND INDEX VOICE COMMAND INDEX Phone Commands • What album is this? • What am I listening to? The system accepts these commands on most screens. ® Bluetooth Audio Commands • Call by number • Call (number) ® • Bluetooth audio play •...
INDEX INDEX INDEX Lane Keeping Assist System Inspection..........7 (LKAS)..........113 Lap/Shoulder Belts......6 LaneWatch.......... 118 Proper Use..........6 Airbags......9, 10, 12, 14, 15 Childproof Door Locks...... 37 Lights..........40, 41 Shoulder Anchor........8 Advanced Airbags.......9 LATCH-Compatible Child Seat..19 Cargo Area Lights......41 Seating........46, 48, 50 Airbag Care.........15 Selecting a Child Seat.......18 Interior Lights........
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