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Congratulations! Your selection of a 2008 Honda Accord was a wise
investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure.
One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to
read this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and
convenience items. Afterwards, keep this owner's manual in your vehicle so
you can refer to it at any time.
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  • Page 1

    Main Menu Congratulations! Your selection of a 2008 Honda Accord was a wise investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure. One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to read this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and convenience items.

  • Page 2

    This vehicle is equipped with service-related devices that record information about powertrain performance. The data can be used to verify emissions law requirements and/or help technicians diagnose and solve service problems. It may also be combined with data from other sources for research purposes, but it remains confidential. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 3

    Safety Section − how to use this vehicle correctly and safely. Instructions − This entire book is filled with important safety information carefully. 2008 Accord Sedan A Few Words About Safety and one of , or CAUTION please read it −...

  • Page 4

    Owner's Identification Form Introduction ... A Few Words About Safety ... Your Vehicle at a Glance Driver and Passenger Safety Instruments and Controls Features (climate control, audio, steering wheel, security, cruise control, HomeLink and other convenience items) Before Driving (fuel, vehicle break- in, and cargo loading) Driving (engine and transmission operation) Maintenance...

  • Page 5

    Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and details how to handle them. 2008 Accord Sedan Technical Information ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information. Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S.

  • Page 6: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    LEVER (P.261) U.S. EX-L V6 model without navigation system is shown. If equipped * * (P.107) HOMELINK BUTTONS ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS (P.111) 2008 Accord Sedan Your Vehicle at a Glance * (P.226) CLOCK (P.214) * COMPASS (P.219) PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.9, 23)

  • Page 7

    * INSTRUMENT PANEL WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ BRIGHTNESS (P.72) WASHERS (P.68) * HORN CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.223) SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P.100) 2008 Accord Sedan PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.30) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.73) INTERFACE DIAL (P.174) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER (P.74) * *...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Additional Safety Precautions . Protecting Children General − Guidelines All Children Must Be Restrained 2008 Accord Sedan Driver and Passenger Safety All Children Should Sit in a Back Seat The Passenger’s Front Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks If You Must Drive with Several...

  • Page 9: Important Safety Precautions

    Alcohol and driving don’t mix. Even one drink can reduce your ability to respond to changing conditions, and your reaction time gets worse with 2008 Accord Sedan every additional drink. So don’t drink and drive, and don’t let your friends drink and drive, either.

  • Page 10: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

    (7) Front Airbags (8) Side Airbags (9) Side Curtain Airbags (10) Door Locks (11) Seat Belt Tensioners 2008 Accord Sedan Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash.

  • Page 11: Seat Belts

    Help protect you in almost every type of crash, including frontal, side, and rear impacts and rollovers. 2008 Accord Sedan Help keep you from being thrown against the inside of the vehicle and against other occupants. Keep you from being thrown out of the vehicle.

  • Page 12: Airbags

    (see page for more information on how your side airbags work). 2008 Accord Sedan Your Vehicle’s Safety Features In addition, your vehicle has side curtain airbags to help protect the heads of the driver, front passenger,...

  • Page 13

    A front passenger should move their seat as far back from the dashboard as possible. 2008 Accord Sedan The rest of this section gives more detailed information about how you can maximize your safety.

  • Page 14: Protecting Adults And Teens

    Your vehicle has the auto door locking/unlocking feature. For more information, see page 2008 Accord Sedan Protecting Adults and Teens Adjust the Front Seats Adjust the driver’s seat as far to the rear as possible while allowing you to maintain full control of the vehicle.

  • Page 15: Adjust The Seat-backs

    See page for how to adjust a front seat (power adjustment) and page for a manual adjustment. 2008 Accord Sedan Adjust the Seat-Backs Adjust the driver’s seat-back to a comfortable, upright position, leaving ample space between your chest and the airbag cover in the center of the steering wheel.

  • Page 16: Adjust The Head Restraints

    Have passengers adjust their head restraints properly as well. Taller persons should adjust their restraint as high as possible. 2008 Accord Sedan Protecting Adults and Teens Improperly positioning head restraints reduces their effectiveness and you can be seriously injured in a crash.

  • Page 17: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

    If necessary, pull up on the belt again to remove any slack, then check that the belt rests across the center of your chest and over your shoulder. 2008 Accord Sedan This spreads the forces of a crash over the strongest bones in your upper body.

  • Page 18: Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

    See page for additional information about your seat belts and how to take care of them. 2008 Accord Sedan Protecting Adults and Teens Maintain a Proper Sitting Position After all occupants have adjusted their seats and head restraints, and...

  • Page 19: Advice For Pregnant Women

    2008 Accord Sedan When driving, remember to sit upright and adjust the seat as far back as possible while allowing full control of the vehicle.

  • Page 20: Additional Safety Precautions

    If a side airbag or a near a door. side curtain airbag inflates, a cup holder or other hard object attached on or near the door could be propelled inside the vehicle and hurt someone. 2008 Accord Sedan Protecting Adults and Teens...

  • Page 21: Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

    2008 Accord Sedan If the indicator comes on or the beeper sounds when the driver’s seat belt is latched and there is no front...

  • Page 22: Lap/shoulder Belt

    To refasten the seat belt, pull it out only as far as needed. 2008 Accord Sedan Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners For added protection, the front seat belts are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners.

  • Page 23: Seat Belt Maintenance

    ). Any belt that is not in good condition or working properly will not provide good protection and should be replaced as soon as possible. Honda provides a limited warranty on seat belts. See your Honda Warranty Information booklet for details.

  • Page 24: Additional Information About Your Airbags

    (12) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors Control Unit/ OPDS Sensors Control Unit (13) SRS Indicator (14) Side Curtain Airbags (15) Safing Sensor (16) Side Impact Sensors (Second) Additional Information About Your Airbags (14) (10) 2008 Accord Sedan (11) (16) (12) (15) (16) CONTINUED...

  • Page 25

    If the seat is too far forward, the airbag will inflate with less force (see page 2008 Accord Sedan Weight sensors that monitor the weight on the front passenger’s seat. If the weight is about 65 lbs...

  • Page 26: How Your Front Airbags Work

    2008 Accord Sedan During a frontal crash, your seat belt restrains your lower body and torso, and the front airbag helps protect your head and chest.

  • Page 27

    If this occurs, get out of the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do 2008 Accord Sedan Dual-Stage Airbags Your front airbags are dual-stage airbags. This means they have two...

  • Page 28

    Failure to follow these instructions could damage the sensors or prevent them from working properly. 2008 Accord Sedan The driver’s advanced front airbag system includes a seat position sensor under the seat. If the seat is...

  • Page 29

    SEAT WEIGHT SENSORS The passenger’s advanced front airbag system has weight sensors under the seat. Although Honda does not encourage carrying an infant or small child in front, if the sensors detect the weight of an infant or small child (up to about 65 lbs or 29 kg), the system will automatically turn the passenger’s...

  • Page 30: How Your Side Airbags Work

    Your vehicle has a side airbag cutoff system designed primarily to protect a child riding in the front passenger’s seat. Although Honda does not encourage children to ride in front, if the position sensors detect a child has leaned into the side airbag’s deployment path, the airbag will shut off.

  • Page 31: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work

    2008 Accord Sedan If the impact is on the passenger’s side, the passenger’s side curtain airbag will inflate even if there are no occupants on that side of the vehicle.

  • Page 32: How The Srs Indicator Works

    Have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible if the SRS indicator alerts you to a possible problem. 2008 Accord Sedan How the Side Airbag Off Indicator Works U.S. Canada This indicator alerts you that the passenger’s side airbag has been...

  • Page 33: How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

    2008 Accord Sedan If the indicator comes on with no front seat passenger and no objects on the seat, or with an adult riding there, something may be interfering with the weight sensors.

  • Page 34: Airbag Service

    2008 Accord Sedan Additional Safety Precautions Do not attempt to deactivate your Together, airbags and airbags. seat belts provide the best protection.

  • Page 35

    If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Honda Automobile Customer Service at (800) 999-1009. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 36: Protecting Children − General Guidelines

    Infants and small children must be restrained in an approved child seat that is properly secured to the (see pages vehicle − 2008 Accord Sedan − General Guidelines Children who are unrestrained or improperly restrained can be seriously injured or killed in a crash.

  • Page 37: All Children Should Sit In A Back Seat

    2008 Accord Sedan Small Children Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger’s front airbag can...

  • Page 38

    (U.S. models) and on the front visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels. Protecting Children U.S. Models SUN VISOR Canadian Models SUN VISOR 2008 Accord Sedan − General Guidelines DASHBOARD...

  • Page 39: If You Must Drive With Several Children

    The back seat is far safer for a child than the front. 2008 Accord Sedan Additional Safety Precautions Never hold an infant or child on If you are not wearing a your lap.

  • Page 40: General Guidelines

    Know how to operate the emergency trunk opener and decide if your children should be shown how to use this feature (see page 2008 Accord Sedan − General Guidelines Keep vehicle keys/remote transmitters out of the reach of Even very young children.

  • Page 41: Protecting Infants And Small Children

    2008 Accord Sedan Rear-facing Child Seat Placement A rear-facing child seat can be placed in any seating position in the back seat, but not in the front.

  • Page 42: Protecting Small Children

    Of the different seats available, we recommend those that have a five- point harness system as shown. 2008 Accord Sedan We also recommend that a small child use the child seat until the child reaches the weight or height limit for the seat.

  • Page 43: Selecting A Child Seat

    Since LATCH-compatible child seats are easier to install and reduce the possibility of improper installation, we recommend selecting this style. 2008 Accord Sedan In seating positions and vehicles not equipped with LATCH, a LATCH- compatible child seat can be installed using a seat belt.

  • Page 44: Installing A Child Seat

    A child seat secured with a seat belt should be installed as firmly as possible. However, it does not need to be ‘‘rock solid.’’ Some side-to-side 2008 Accord Sedan movement can be expected and should not reduce the child seat’s effectiveness.

  • Page 45: With Latch

    2008 Accord Sedan Rigid type Place the child seat on the vehicle seat, then attach the seat to the lower anchors according to the child seat maker’s instructions.

  • Page 46

    Attach the tether strap hook to the tether anchor, then tighten the strap as instructed by the child seat maker. 2008 Accord Sedan Installing a Child Seat Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure.

  • Page 47: With A Lap/shoulder Belt

    2008 Accord Sedan To activate the lockable retractor, slowly pull the shoulder part of the belt all the way out until it stops, then let the belt feed back into the retractor.

  • Page 48

    If the child seat is not secure, unlatch the belt, allow it to retract fully, then repeat these steps. 2008 Accord Sedan Installing a Child Seat To deactivate the lockable retractor and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let...

  • Page 49: With A Tether

    Lift the anchor cover, then attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the strap is not twisted. 2008 Accord Sedan TETHER STRAP HOOK Center Position ANCHOR Tighten the strap according to the seat maker’s instructions.

  • Page 50: Protecting Larger Children

    2008 Accord Sedan Protecting Larger Children Checking Seat Belt Fit To determine if a lap/shoulder belt properly fits a child, have the child...

  • Page 51: Using A Booster Seat

    2008 Accord Sedan Some states and Canadian provinces also require children to use a booster seat until they reach a given age or weight (e.g., 6 years or 60 lbs).

  • Page 52: When Can A Larger Child Sit In Front

    2008 Accord Sedan Protecting Larger Children Of course, children vary widely. And while age may be one indicator of...

  • Page 53: Additional Safety Precautions

    Two children should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. 2008 Accord Sedan Do not put any accessories on a Devices intended to seat belt. improve a child’s comfort or...

  • Page 54: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Even with the door open, run the engine only long enough to move the vehicle out of the garage. 2008 Accord Sedan Carbon Monoxide Hazard With the trunk open, airflow can pull exhaust gas into your vehicle’s interior and create a hazardous condition.

  • Page 55: Safety Labels

    DASHBOARD U.S. models only HOOD U.S. models Canadian models RADIATOR CAP SUN VISOR U.S. models 2008 Accord Sedan Canadian models DOORJAMBS U.S. models Canadian models...

  • Page 56

    Steering Wheel Adjustments Keys and Locks Immobilizer System Ignition Switch Door Locks Auto Door Locking/Unlocking . Childproof Door Locks Remote Transmitter 2008 Accord Sedan Instruments and Controls Trunk Emergency Trunk Opener Seats Front Seat Power Adjustments . Front Seat Manual Adjustments Driver’s Seat Manual Height...

  • Page 57: Control Locations

    FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE LEVER (P.261) U.S. EX-L V6 model without navigation system is shown. * If equipped * HOMELINK BUTTONS (P.226) MOONROOF SWITCH (P.107) ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS (P.111) 2008 Accord Sedan * CLOCK (P.214) * COMPASS (P.219) HEATING/COOLING CONTROLS (P.120)

  • Page 58: Instrument Panel

    PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR SIDE AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR SEAT BELT REMINDER (P.56, 369) INDICATOR (P.56, 369) * (P.59) HIGH BEAM INDICATOR 2008 Accord Sedan Instrument Panel (P.60) (P.61) LIGHTS ON INDICATOR FOG LIGHT INDICATOR CRUISE CONTROL MAIN INDICATOR (P.62) CRUISE CONTROL INDICATOR (P.62)

  • Page 59: Instrument Panel Indicators

    For more information, see page 2008 Accord Sedan Low Oil Pressure Indicator The engine can be severely damaged if this indicator flashes or stays on when the engine is running.

  • Page 60

    For more information, see page 2008 Accord Sedan Instrument Panel Indicators Side Airbag Off Indicator U.S. Canada This indicator comes on briefly when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.

  • Page 61

    VSA traction and stability enhancement. See page for more information on the VSA system. 2008 Accord Sedan VSA Activation Indicator This indicator has three functions: It comes on as a reminder that you have turned off the vehicle stability assist (VSA) system.

  • Page 62

    Take the vehicle to your dealer to have the system checked. 2008 Accord Sedan Instrument Panel Indicators Fuel Economy Indicator All V6 models While the engine is operating in its most economical range, this indicator may come on and stay on.

  • Page 63

    EX-L and EX-L V6 This indicator will also come on when the light switch is in AUTO and the lights turn on automatically. 2008 Accord Sedan Door and Trunk Open Monitor DRIVER’S DOOR OPEN INDICATOR TRUNK...

  • Page 64

    If equipped This indicator comes on when the security system is set. See page for more information on the security system. 2008 Accord Sedan Instrument Panel Indicators High Beam Indicator This indicator comes on with the high beam headlights. For more...

  • Page 65

    This indicator goes off when your dealer resets it after completing the required maintenance service. 2008 Accord Sedan Immobilizer System Indicator This indicator comes on briefly when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.

  • Page 66: Gauges

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges TACHOMETER SPEEDOMETER TEMPERATURE GAUGE FUEL GAUGE * OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR TRIP METER SELECT/RESET KNOB ODOMETER/CHECK FUEL CAP MESSAGE INFORMATION DISPLAY U.S. model is shown. * If equipped 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 67: Information Display

    When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, what you last selected is displayed. 2008 Accord Sedan Odometer The odometer shows the total distance your vehicle has been driven. It measures miles in U.S.

  • Page 68: Outside Temperature Indicator

    In certain weather conditions, temperature readings near freezing (32°F, 0°C) could mean that ice is forming on the road surface. 2008 Accord Sedan Gauges Trip Meter The trip meter shows the number of miles (U.S.) or kilometers (Canada) driven since you last reset it.

  • Page 69: Check Fuel Cap Message

    (hot) mark, pull safely to the side of the road. Turn to page instructions and precautions on checking the engine cooling system. 2008 Accord Sedan Fuel Gauge This shows how much fuel you have. It may show slightly more or less than the actual amount.

  • Page 70: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    INSTRUMENT PANEL WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ BRIGHTNESS (P.72) WASHERS (P.68) * HORN CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P.223) (P.100) 2008 Accord Sedan PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.30) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.73) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER (P.74) * INTERFACE DIAL (P.174) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER (P.74)

  • Page 71: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    If you turn it to the shortest delay ( position), the wipers change to low speed operation when the vehicle speed exceeds 12 mph (20km/h). 2008 Accord Sedan The wipers run at low speed. − The wipers run at high speed. − Windshield Washers Pull the −...

  • Page 72: Turn Signals And Headlights

    2008 Accord Sedan Turn Signals and Headlights When the light switch is in either of these positions, the lights on indicator comes on as a reminder.

  • Page 73

    You should also turn off the lights if you plan to leave the engine idling or off for a long time. 2008 Accord Sedan LIGHT SENSOR The automatic lighting feature is controlled by a sensor located on top of the dashboard.

  • Page 74

    15 seconds, the lights will go off. With the driver’s door open, you will hear a lights-on reminder chime. 2008 Accord Sedan Headlights Daytime Running Lights With the headlight switch off or in position, the high beam...

  • Page 75: Fog Lights

    They will go off when the headlights turn off, or the daytime running lights are on. 2008 Accord Sedan Instrument Panel Brightness SELECT/RESET KNOB The select/reset knob on the instrument panel controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights.

  • Page 76: Hazard Warning Button

    If you insert the key but do not turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the illumination turns off in about 10 seconds. 2008 Accord Sedan Hazard Warning Button U.S. model is shown. Push the button between the center vents to turn on the hazard warning lights (four-way flashers).

  • Page 77: Rear Window Defogger

    (over 32°F, 0°C). Make sure the rear window is clear and you have good visibility before starting to drive. 2008 Accord Sedan Vehicles with navigation system The defogger and antenna wires on the inside of the rear window can be accidentally damaged.

  • Page 78: Steering Wheel Adjustments

    Make sure you can see the instrument panel gauges and indicators. 2008 Accord Sedan Steering Wheel Adjustments Push the lever up to lock the steering wheel in position. Make sure you have securely...

  • Page 79: Keys And Locks

    You should have received a key number tag with your keys. You will need this key number if you ever have to get a lost key replaced. Use only Honda-approved key blanks. 2008 Accord Sedan These keys contain electronic circuits that are activated by the immobilizer system.

  • Page 80: Immobilizer System

    If you lose your key and you cannot start the engine, contact your dealer. Always take the ignition key with you whenever you leave the vehicle alone. 2008 Accord Sedan Immobilizer System As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.

  • Page 81: Ignition Switch

    The switch returns to the ON (II) position when you let go of the key. 2008 Accord Sedan You will hear a reminder beeper if you leave the key in the ignition switch in the LOCK (0) or the ACCESSORY (I) position and open the driver’s door.

  • Page 82: Door Locks

    When the door is unlocked, you can see the red indicator on the lock tab above the inner door handle. 2008 Accord Sedan Door Locks All doors can be locked from the outside by using the key in the driver’s door.

  • Page 83: Auto Door Locking/unlocking

    Make all settings before you start driving. 2008 Accord Sedan Auto Door Locking The auto door locking feature has three possible settings: The auto door locking is deactivated all the time.

  • Page 84

    (after about 5 seconds). Release the switch, and within 5 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. 2008 Accord Sedan Door Locks To program the Park Lock mode: Locks all doors when the shift lever is moved out of the Park (P) position (A/T vehicles only).

  • Page 85

    Park (P) position. 2008 Accord Sedan Push and hold the front of the master door lock switch on the driver’s door. You will hear a click.

  • Page 86

    Park (P) position (A/T vehicles). Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and open the driver’s door. 2008 Accord Sedan Door Locks Push and hold the rear of the master door lock switch on the driver’s door. You will hear a click, and after about 5 seconds, you will hear another click.

  • Page 87

    Release the switch, and within 5 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. 2008 Accord Sedan To program the Ignition Switch Unlock mode: Unlocks the driver’s door or all doors when the ignition switch is moved out of the ON (II) position.

  • Page 88

    Park (P) position. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. 2008 Accord Sedan Door Locks Even though your vehicle’s battery is removed or goes dead, the system keeps the auto door lock/unlock...

  • Page 89: Childproof Door Locks

    (if equipped) has set. You cannot lock the doors if any door is not fully closed or the key is in the ignition switch. 2008 Accord Sedan Press this button once UNLOCK − to unlock the driver’s door. Push it twice to unlock the remaining doors.

  • Page 90

    Press and hold this − button for about 1 second to open the trunk. You cannot open the trunk if the key is in the ignition switch. 2008 Accord Sedan Remote Transmitter Remote Transmitter Care Avoid dropping or throwing the transmitter.

  • Page 91

    Phillips-head screwdriver. Separate the transmitter by prying its middle seam with your fingernail. 2008 Accord Sedan BATTERY Inside the transmitter, separate the inner cover from the keypad by releasing the two tabs on the cover.

  • Page 92

    This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. 2008 Accord Sedan Remote Transmitter...

  • Page 93: Trunk

    See Carbon Monoxide Hazard on page 2008 Accord Sedan MASTER KEY To protect items in the trunk when you need to give the key to someone else: Lock the trunk release lever with the master key.

  • Page 94: Emergency Trunk Opener

    To open the trunk, push the release lever to the direction pointed by an arrow. 2008 Accord Sedan Trunk Parents should decide if their children should be shown how to use this feature.

  • Page 95: Seats

    Moves the front of the seat up or down. (Driver’s seat only) Raises or lowers the seat. (Driver’s seat only) 2008 Accord Sedan Moves the whole seat up and forward, or down and backward. The front of the seat also tilts up or down at the same time.

  • Page 96: Front Seat Manual Adjustments

    Try to move the seat to make sure it is locked in position. 2008 Accord Sedan Seats To change the seat-back angle, pull up on the lever on the outside of the seat bottom.

  • Page 97: Driver's Seat Manual Height Adjustment

    2008 Accord Sedan They are most effective when you adjust them so the center of the back of the occupant’s head rests against...

  • Page 98

    Push the release button, then pull the restraint out of the seat- back. 2008 Accord Sedan Seats Failure to reinstall the head restraints can result in severe injury during a crash.

  • Page 99

    If the restraints do not return to their normal position, or in the event of a severe collision, have the vehicle inspected by a Honda dealer. 2008 Accord Sedan For a head restraint system to work properly: Do not hang any items on the head restraints, or from the restraint legs.

  • Page 100: Folding Rear Seat

    Push the seat-back down from inside the trunk, or pull the seat-back down from inside the vehicle. 2008 Accord Sedan Seats Remove any items from the seat before you fold down the seat-back. Make sure the rear seat armrest is stored.

  • Page 101

    Carrying Cargo on page Never drive with the seat-back folded down and the trunk lid open. Carbon Monoxide Hazard page 2008 Accord Sedan Armrest Front To use the console lid as an armrest, slide it to one of its three positions.

  • Page 102

    To close the cover, swing it up and push firmly on the top. Make sure it latches properly. 2008 Accord Sedan Seats Make sure all items in the trunk and those extending through the pass- through are secured.

  • Page 103: Seat Heaters

    In the LO setting, the heater runs 2008 Accord Sedan continuously. It does not cycle with temperature changes. Follow these precautions whenever you use the seat heaters:...

  • Page 104: Mirrors

    Press the button again to turn off this feature. 2008 Accord Sedan Mirrors There is also a sensor on the back of the mirror. Items hung on the mirror may block this sensor and af f ect its perf ormance.

  • Page 105

    When you finish, move the selector switch to the center (off) position. This turns the adjustment switch off to keep your settings. 2008 Accord Sedan Power Mirror Heaters REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRRORS BUTTON EX-L V6 without navigation system is shown.

  • Page 106: Power Windows

    Closing a power window on someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury. Make sure your passengers are away from the windows before closing them. 2008 Accord Sedan Power Windows AUTO To open either front − window fully (driver’s window only...

  • Page 107

    You should always check that all passengers and objects are away from the window before closing it. Only on the driver’s window, NOTE: the auto reverse function is disabled when you continuously pull up the switch. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 108

    1 and 2. You cannot close the windows or the moonroof with the remote transmitter. 2008 Accord Sedan Power Windows Opening/Closing the Windows and Moonroof with the Key Open Close...

  • Page 109

    To close the windows and the moonroof further, turn and hold the key again (within 10 seconds of step 2). NOTE: If the windows and the moonroof stop before the desired position, repeat steps 2 and 3. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 110: Moonroof

    Make sure all hands and fingers are clear of the moonroof before opening or closing it. 2008 Accord Sedan Moonroof AUTO − To open the moonroof fully, pull back the moonroof switch firmly, then release it. The moonroof automatically opens all the way.

  • Page 111

    2008 Accord Sedan Operating the Moonroof with the Remote Transmitter or the Key You can use the remote transmitter or the key to operate the moonroof from the outside.

  • Page 112: Parking Brake

    (see page Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and axles. A beeper will sound if the vehicle is driven with the parking brake on. 2008 Accord Sedan Parking Brake...

  • Page 113: Interior Convenience Items

    Interior Convenience Items COAT HOOK TRUNK DOOR POCKET VANITY MIRROR ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET BEVERAGE HOLDER in REAR SEAT ARMREST CONSOLE COMPARTMENT 2008 Accord Sedan SUNGLASSES HOLDER SUN VISOR CENTER POCKETS ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET GLOVE BOX BEVERAGE HOLDER AUXILIARY INPUT JACK...

  • Page 114: Beverage Holders

    REAR The rear seat also has a beverage holder in the center armrest. To use it, pivot the armrest down. 2008 Accord Sedan Interior Convenience Items Accessory Power Sockets FRONT Your vehicle has two accessory power sockets;...

  • Page 115: Console Compartment

    To open the console compartment, pull up on the lever and lift the armrest. To close, lower the armrest, and push it down until it latches. 2008 Accord Sedan DETACHABLE TRAY Except LX The console compartment is equipped with a detachable tray.

  • Page 116: Glove Box

    Always keep the glove box closed while driving. 2008 Accord Sedan Interior Convenience Items Sunglasses Holder Push To open the sunglasses holder, push then release the indent. It will unlatch and swing down.

  • Page 117: Sun Visors

    Do not use the extended sun visor over the inside mirror. 2008 Accord Sedan Make sure you put the sun visor back in place when you are getting into or out of the vehicle.

  • Page 118: Vanity Mirror

    Make sure the coat hook is folded up when you are not using it. This hook is not designed for large or heavy items. 2008 Accord Sedan Interior Convenience Items Center Pocket Pull up the lid to open each pocket.

  • Page 119: Interior Lights

    If you leave any door open without the key in the ignition switch, the ceiling light will go off after about 15 minutes. 2008 Accord Sedan Spotlights LX, LX-P Turn on a spotlight by pushing the lens. Push the lens again to turn it off.

  • Page 120

    2008 Accord Sedan Interior Lights Courtesy Lights The courtesy light in each front door comes on when the door is opened, and goes out when the door is closed.

  • Page 121

    Except LX and LX-P The courtesy light between the spotlights comes on when you turn the parking lights on. To adjust its brightness, turn the select/reset knob on the instrument panel, with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 122

    Playing the XM Satellite Radio . Playing Discs Disc Changer Error Messages . Protecting Your Discs FM/AM Radio Reception Remote Audio Controls Auxiliary Input Jack 2008 Accord Sedan Features Radio Theft Protection Setting the Clock Security System Compass Cruise Control...

  • Page 123: Vents, Heating, And A/c

    LX, LX-P, EX, and EX V6 FAN CONTROL DIAL RECIRCULATION BUTTON MAX A/C BUTTON * : If equipped TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRRORS BUTTON MODE CONTROL BUTTONS AIR CONDITIONING (A/C) BUTTON 2008 Accord Sedan * REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER...

  • Page 124

    Switch to recirculation mode when driving through dusty or smoky conditions, then return to fresh air mode. 2008 Accord Sedan Vents, Heating, and A/C Rear Window Defogger Button This button turns the rear window defogger on and off (see page Except U.S.

  • Page 125

    Make sure the A/C is off. Select and fresh air mode. Set the fan to the desired speed. 2008 Accord Sedan Using the Heater The heater uses engine coolant to warm the air. If the engine is cold, it will be several minutes before you feel warm air coming from the system.

  • Page 126

    A/C, selects , and switches to recirculation mode. Make sure the temperature is set to maximum cool. 2008 Accord Sedan Vents, Heating, and A/C Dehumidify the Interior Air conditioning, as it cools, removes moisture from the air. When used in...

  • Page 127

    For your safety, make sure you have a clear view through all the windows before driving. 2008 Accord Sedan To Turn Everything Off Turning the fan speed control dial all the way to the left shuts the system off.

  • Page 128: Climate Control System

    RECIRCULATION BUTTON DUAL BUTTON AUTO BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/HEATED CONDITIONING MIRROR BUTTON BUTTON DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCH 2008 Accord Sedan Climate Control System FRONT PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER BUTTON REAR WINDOW DRIVER’S SIDE DEFOGGER/ TEMPERATURE HEATED AUTO MIRROR...

  • Page 129

    You can set the driver’s side temperature and the passenger’s side temperature separately. 2008 Accord Sedan The system automatically selects the proper mix of conditioned and/or heated air that will, as quickly as possible, raise or lower the interior temperature to your preference.

  • Page 130

    When defrost mode is selected, dual mode operation is canceled. 2008 Accord Sedan Climate Control System To Turn Everything Off If you press the OFF button, the climate control system shuts off completely.

  • Page 131

    2008 Accord Sedan Recirculation Button When the indicator in the button is on, air from the vehicle’s interior is sent throughout the system again.

  • Page 132

    When you turn off pressing the button again, the system returns to its former settings. 2008 Accord Sedan Climate Control System To remove fog from the inside of the windows, set as follows: Select .

  • Page 133: Dual Temperature Control

    Without navigation system DRIVER’S SIDE DUAL BUTTON TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCH With navigation system DUAL BUTTON DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCH 2008 Accord Sedan PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCH PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCH...

  • Page 134

    You can adjust the passenger’s side without pressing the DUAL button first. When you set the temperature to its lower or upper limit, it is displayed as 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 135: Climate Control Sensors

    The climate control system has two sensors. A sunlight sensor is in the top of the dashboard, and a temperature sensor is next to the steering column. Do not cover the sensors or spill any liquid on them. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 136: Audio System

    EX-L V6 models without navigation system, see pages through On models with navigation system, see pages through LX and LX-P models With navigation system 2008 Accord Sedan Audio System EX and EX V6 models EX-L and EX-L V6 models without navigation system...

  • Page 137: Playing The Fm/am Radio

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model) AM BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS FM BUTTON SCAN BUTTON FOLDER BAR SKIP BUTTONS 2008 Accord Sedan TUNE (SOUND) KNOB TITLE BUTTON A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB...

  • Page 138

    To activate it, press either of the SKIP buttons ( ), then release it. 2008 Accord Sedan The scan function samples SCAN − all stations with strong signals on the selected band.

  • Page 139

    You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed after pressing a preset button if auto select cannot find a strong station for every preset button. 2008 Accord Sedan If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons as previously described.

  • Page 140

    If the station you are listening to is an RDS station, the displayed frequency switches to the station name. 2008 Accord Sedan If the station you are listening to is not an RDS station, the display continues to show the frequency with the PS name display function on.

  • Page 141

    RDS category. If you do nothing while the RDS category name is displayed, the selected category is cancelled. 2008 Accord Sedan RDS Program Search This function searches up and down a frequency for the strongest signal from the frequencies that carry the selected RDS category information.

  • Page 142

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model) You can use the RDS program search or scan function even if the PS name display function is off. In this case, the display shows a frequency in place of a PS name. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 143

    The SVC has four modes; SVC OFF, SVC LOW, SVC MID, and SVC HIGH. Turn the TUNE knob to 2008 Accord Sedan adjust the setting to your liking. If you feel the sound is too loud, choose low. If you feel the sound is too quiet, choose high.

  • Page 144: Playing A Disc

    Main Menu Table Of Contents CD BUTTON DISC EJECT BUTTON TUNE (SOUND) KNOB SCAN BUTTON FOLDER BAR SKIP BUTTONS POWER/VOLUME KNOB 2008 Accord Sedan Playing a Disc (LX model) LOAD INDICATOR TITLE BUTTON A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON RPT/RDM (REPEAT/RANDOM)

  • Page 145

    (DRM), the audio unit displays UNSUPPORTED, and then skips to the next file. Video CDs and DVD discs do not work in this unit. 2008 Accord Sedan The specifications of the compatible MP3 file are: Sampling frequency: − 32/44.1/48 kHz (MPEG1) 24/22.05/16 kHz (MPEG2)

  • Page 146

    You cannot load and play 3-inch (8-cm) discs in this system. For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page 2008 Accord Sedan Playing a Disc (LX model) Text Data Display Function Each time you press the TITLE...

  • Page 147

    With a disc in MP3 or WMA, the display shows the folder and file name. 2008 Accord Sedan To Change or Select Tracks/Files You can use the SKIP buttons while a disc is playing to select passages and change tracks (files in MP3/ WMA mode).

  • Page 148

    Each time you press and release the RPT side of the bar, the mode changes from file repeat to folder repeat, then to normal playing. 2008 Accord Sedan Playing a Disc (LX model) RANDOM (Random within a disc) −...

  • Page 149

    SCAN button for about 2 seconds to get out of scan mode and play the last track/file sampled. Pressing either of the SKIP buttons also turns off the scan feature. 2008 Accord Sedan In MP3 or WMA mode This F-SCAN (FOLDER SCAN) −...

  • Page 150

    When you turn the system back on, the disc will begin playing where it left off. Protecting Discs For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page 2008 Accord Sedan Playing a Disc (LX model)

  • Page 151: Disc Player Error Messages

    PUSH EJECT Servo Error BAD DISC CHECK MANUAL The ejected disc will not be reloaded automatically. 2008 Accord Sedan Solution Current track will skipped. The next supported track or file plays automatically. Press the eject button and pull out the disc.

  • Page 152: Audio System

    The extended display has three segments to display the detailed information. 2008 Accord Sedan Menu Display To select any setting such as a clock, sound adjusting, or the compass (if equipped), press the MENU button with the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

  • Page 153: Playing The Fm/am Radio

    With XM satellite radio POWER/ VOLUME KNOB TITLE BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON SCAN BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS SKIP BAR CATEGORY A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON RETURN BUTTON 2008 Accord Sedan TITLE BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS SKIP BAR A.SEL (AUTO SELECTOR SELECT) BUTTON KNOB MENU BUTTON...

  • Page 154

    To activate it, press and hold the side of the SKIP bar until you hear a beep, then release it. 2008 Accord Sedan Each time you press and release either side of the SKIP bar, the radio frequency changes in small increments.

  • Page 155

    If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons as previously described. 2008 Accord Sedan , press the To turn off auto select A. SEL (auto select) button. This restores the presets you originally set.

  • Page 156

    If the station you are listening to is an RDS station, the displayed frequency switches to the station name. 2008 Accord Sedan If the station you are listening to is not an RDS station, the display continues to show the frequency with the PS name display function on.

  • Page 157

    RDS category. If you do nothing while the RDS category name is displayed, the selected category is cancelled. 2008 Accord Sedan RDS Program Search This function searches up and down a frequency for the strongest signal from the frequencies that carry the selected RDS category information.

  • Page 158

    PS name display function is off. In this case, the display shows a frequency in place of a PS name. 2008 Accord Sedan Adjusting the Sound Selector knob adjustable direction is shown. FADER is selectable.

  • Page 159

    The faster you go, the louder the audio volume becomes. As you slow down, the audio volume decreases. 2008 Accord Sedan The SVC has four modes; SVC OFF, SVC LOW, SVC MID, and SVC HIGH. Turn the selector knob to adjust the setting to your liking.

  • Page 160: Playing The Xm Satellite Radio

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (EX-L and EXL V6 models without navigation system) XM RADIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON CATEGORY BAR RETURN BUTTON SELECTOR KNOB MENU BUTTON 2008 Accord Sedan TITLE BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB SKIP BAR CONTINUED...

  • Page 161

    In the category mode, such as Jazz, Rock, Classical, etc., you can select all of the channels within that category. 2008 Accord Sedan Each time you press and release the TITLE button, the display changes in the following sequence: name, title, and category.

  • Page 162

    Press the selector knob (ENTER) to set your selection. 2008 Accord Sedan CATEGORY ( Press ▼ ▲ − either side of the CATEGORY bar to select another category.

  • Page 163

    − code is being updated. Wait until the encryption code is fully updated. Channels 0 and 1 should still work normally. 2008 Accord Sedan The signal is ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ − currently too weak. Move the vehicle to an area away from tall buildings, and with an unobstructed view of the southern horizon.

  • Page 164

    Driving on the lower level of a multi-tiered road. 2008 Accord Sedan GROUND REPEATER Driving on a single lane road alongside dense trees taller than 50 ft. (15 m) to the south of you.

  • Page 165

    ‘‘CH 000’’ appears in the display. Your I.D. will appear in the display. 2008 Accord Sedan After you’ve registered with XM Radio, keep your audio system in the Satellite Radio mode while you wait for activation.

  • Page 166: Playing Discs

    DISC LOAD BUTTON DISC SLOT PRESET BUTTONS DISC EJECT BUTTON SCAN BUTTON SKIP BAR CATEGORY BAR RETURN BUTTON 2008 Accord Sedan MP3/WMA INDICATOR POWER/VOLUME KNOB CD/AUX BUTTON TITLE BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS DISC EJECT BUTTON SKIP BAR SELECTOR KNOB MENU BUTTON...

  • Page 167

    16/22.05/24 kHz (MPEG2) Bit rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/ 112/128/160/192/224/256/320 kbps Compatible with variable bit rate and multi-session Maximum layers (including ROOT): 8 layers 2008 Accord Sedan The specifications of the compatible WMA file are: Sampling frequency: 22.05/32/44.1/48 kHz Bit rate: 48/64/80/96/128/160/192 kbps...

  • Page 168

    You will see ‘‘BUSY’’ in the display while the disc load indicator turns red and blinks as the disc is loaded. 2008 Accord Sedan You cannot load and play 3-inch (8-cm) discs in this unit. When the disc load indicator turns green and ‘‘LOAD’’...

  • Page 169

    ‘‘ . ’’ (dot) in the display. When the disc has no text data, you will see ‘‘NO INFO’’ on the display. 2008 Accord Sedan You will also see some text data under these conditions: When a new folder, file, or track is selected.

  • Page 170

    Press the selector knob (ENTER) to change the display to the track/file list, then turn the same knob to select a track/file. Press the selector knob (ENTER) to set your selection. 2008 Accord Sedan SKIP Each time you press and − release the...

  • Page 171

    ‘‘PLAY MODE.’’ Press the selector knob (ENTER) to set the selection. 2008 Accord Sedan Turn the selector knob to select an appropriate repeat, random or scan mode, then press the selector knob (ENTER) to set your selection.

  • Page 172

    You will see RANDOM in the display. Select the normal play mode to return to normal play. 2008 Accord Sedan In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER RANDOM − This...

  • Page 173

    You can also select the folder scan feature from the menu items with the selector knob (see page 2008 Accord Sedan Pressing either side of the skip bar, or selecting a different disc (using the preset buttons) or folder (using...

  • Page 174

    You can also select the disc scan feature from the menu items with the selector knob (see page 2008 Accord Sedan To Stop Playing a Disc Press the eject button ( ) to remove the disc. If you eject the disc,...

  • Page 175

    You can also eject discs when the ignition switch is off. The disc that was last selected is ejected first. 2008 Accord Sedan Protecting Discs For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page...

  • Page 176: Disc Changer Error Messages

    EJECT BAD DISC PLEASE CHECK Servo Error OWNER’S MANUAL 2008 Accord Sedan Solution Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal. Current track will be skipped. The next supported track or file plays automatically. Press the EJECT button and pull out the disc(s).

  • Page 177: Audio System

    When you make a selection, push the center of the selector (ENTER) to go to that selection. 2008 Accord Sedan Voice Control System The audio system can also be operated by voice control. See the...

  • Page 178: Playing The Fm/am Radio

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) FM/AM BUTTON CATEGORY BAR TUNE BAR AUDIO BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL 2008 Accord Sedan NAVIGATION SCREEN POWER/VOLUME KNOB CENTER DISPLAY SOUND BUTTON SKIP BAR SCAN/A.SEL (SCAN/AUTO SELECT) BAR...

  • Page 179

    On the FM band, you can also use the features provided by the radio data system (RDS). For more information on the RDS, see page 2008 Accord Sedan TUNE ICON TUNE Use the TUNE bar to tune −...

  • Page 180

    You will see SCAN flashing on the screen. 2008 Accord Sedan The system will scan for a station with a strong signal. When it finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds.

  • Page 181

    You will see A.SEL on the screen, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds. 2008 Accord Sedan press ENTER To turn off auto select, on the interface selector. You can also press the A.SEL side of the SCAN/A.SEL bar.

  • Page 182

    With the audio system on and the FM band selected, you can turn this function on or off. 2008 Accord Sedan PS ON MESSAGE To switch the function between on and off, press and release the TITLE button.

  • Page 183

    RDS SEARCH icon. Press ENTER to set your selection. The principal RDS categories are shown as follows; ALL: All RDS category stations 2008 Accord Sedan ROCK: Rock, classic rock and soft rock music COUNTRY: Country music SOFT: Adult hits and soft music...

  • Page 184

    CATEGORY bar to display an RDS category in the center display. Select a category by pressing either side of the bar. 2008 Accord Sedan RDS Program Search This function searches up and down a frequency for the strongest signal from the frequencies that carry the selected RDS category information.

  • Page 185

    SEEK and SCAN. Select SEEK, then press ENTER to activate the search function. 2008 Accord Sedan RDS Program SCAN The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected RDS category. To activate it, press and release the SCAN side of the SCAN/A.SEL bar.

  • Page 186

    RDS SEARCH icon. Press ENTER on the selector. The screen shows you the RDS category list. 2008 Accord Sedan Turn the knob to the desired RDS category. While the RDS category is selected,...

  • Page 187

    Push the selector down, and turn the knob to select RADIO TEXT icon. Press ENTER on the selector to enter the setting. 2008 Accord Sedan The text is displayed according to the information from RDS. The display shows up to about 64 characters of text data on the selected RDS station.

  • Page 188

    SOUND. Then press ENTER on the selector. Select the mode you want to adjust by turning the interface dial. 2008 Accord Sedan You can also adjust the sound by pushing the SOUND button repeatedly. Each mode is shown in the center display as it changes.

  • Page 189

    ENTER on the interface selector. Turn the interface knob to the desired level, and enter your selection by pressing ENTER on the interface selector. 2008 Accord Sedan Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC) The SVC mode controls the volume based on vehicle speed. The faster you go, the louder the audio volume becomes.

  • Page 190: Playing The Xm Satellite Radio

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (Models with navigation system) XM RADIO BUTTON TITLE BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS CATEGORY BAR TUNE BAR AUDIO BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL 2008 Accord Sedan POWER/VOLUME KNOB SKIP BAR SCAN/A.SEL (SCAN/AUTO SELECT) BAR CONTINUED...

  • Page 191

    Adjust the volume by turning the power/volume knob. 2008 Accord Sedan Push the AUDIO button to display XM information on the screen. You can operate the XM Satellite Radio...

  • Page 192

    TUNE and press ENTER on the selector. Turn the interface knob to the appropriate direction. In the category mode, you can only select channels within that category. 2008 Accord Sedan CHANNEL LIST Push down the − interface selector to select AUDIO...

  • Page 193

    Either XM1 or XM2 will be shown on the display. 2008 Accord Sedan Use the tune, skip (seek), or scan function to tune to a desired channel. In category mode, only channels within that category can be selected.

  • Page 194

    Wait until the encryption code is fully updated. Channels 0 and 1 should still work normally. 2008 Accord Sedan ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ The signal is − currently too weak. Move the vehicle to an area away from tall...

  • Page 195

    SATELLITE Signal weaker in these areas. GROUND REPEATER 2008 Accord Sedan The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south of the vehicle may cause satellite reception interruptions. To help compensate for this, ground-based repeaters are placed in major metropolitan areas.

  • Page 196

    I.D. number, press and release side of the TUNE bar until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. Your I.D. will appear in the display. 2008 Accord Sedan After you’ve registered with XM Radio, keep your audio system in the Satellite Radio mode while you wait for activation.

  • Page 197: Playing Discs

    Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) CENTER DISPLAY TITLE BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS DISC LOAD BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL 2008 Accord Sedan NAVIGATION SCREEN POWER/VOLUME KNOB CD BUTTON SKIP BAR SCAN/A.SEL (SCAN/AUTO SELECT) BAR DISC EJECT BUTTON...

  • Page 198

    When playing a disc in MP3, you will see ‘‘MP3’’ in the display. In WMA format, ‘‘WMA’’ will appear in the display. 2008 Accord Sedan NOTE: If a file on an MP3 or WMA disc is protected by digital rights...

  • Page 199

    Insert it only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. 2008 Accord Sedan Do not try to insert a disc until ‘‘LOAD’’ appears. You could damage the audio unit.

  • Page 200

    If the disc was not recorded with this information, it will not be displayed. 2008 Accord Sedan To Change Tracks Each time you press and release the side of the skip bar or push the...

  • Page 201

    If you don’t, the system advances to the next track, plays about 10 seconds of it, and continues through the rest of the tracks the same way. 2008 Accord Sedan Disc Scan When you press the SCAN side of the SCAN/A. SEL bar repeatedly...

  • Page 202

    ENTER to set your selection. To cancel the selected repeat or random mode, have the selected mode highlighted, then press ENTER on the interface selector. 2008 Accord Sedan Track Repeat To replay the current track continuously, select TRACK REPEAT, and press ENTER on the interface selector.

  • Page 203

    TRACK RANDOM (if not already highlighted), and press ENTER on the interface selector again. 2008 Accord Sedan To Stop Playing a Disc To take the system out of disc mode, press the FM/AM button, the button, or the AUX button.

  • Page 204

    (including ROOT): 8 layers To play an MP3/WMA disc, use the disc controls previously described, along with the following information. 2008 Accord Sedan Changing the Folders While playing an MP3/WMA disc, you can select a folder within the disc by pressing either side of the category bar.

  • Page 205

    Turn the selector knob, highlight the folder you want to see the information within, and press ENTER. 2008 Accord Sedan CURRENT TRACK You can see the list of all the files in the selected folder. Turn the selector knob, then press ENTER to set your selection.

  • Page 206

    To select any type of the repeat modes, use the interface dial. For more information, see page 2008 Accord Sedan Folder Random This feature, when activated, plays all files in the current folder in random order. To activate folder...

  • Page 207

    By doing this six times, you can remove all the discs from the changer. 2008 Accord Sedan You can also eject discs when the ignition switch is off: To eject one disc, press and release the eject button.

  • Page 208: Disc Changer Error Messages

    EJECT BAD DISC PLEASE CHECK Servo Error OWNER’S MANUAL 2008 Accord Sedan Solution Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal. Current track will be skipped. The next supported track or file plays automatically. Press the EJECT button and pull out the disc(s).

  • Page 209: Protecting Your Discs

    Never try to insert foreign objects in the disc changer. 2008 Accord Sedan Handle a disc by its edges; never touch either surface. Do not place stabilizer rings or labels on the disc.

  • Page 210

    Examples of these discs are shown to the right: Bubbled, wrinkled, labelled, and excessively thick discs Bubbled/ With Label/ Using Printer Wrinkled Sticker Label Kit Damaged discs Chipped/ Warped Cracked 2008 Accord Sedan Protecting Your Discs Sealed With Plastic Ring Poor quality discs Burrs CONTINUED...

  • Page 211

    CD-R or CD-RW may not play due to the recording conditions. Scratches and fingerprints on the discs may cause the sound to skip. 2008 Accord Sedan Recommended discs are printed with the following logo. Audio unit may not play the following formats.

  • Page 212: Fm/am Radio Reception

    Eventually, the stereo indicator will go off and the sound will fade completely as you get out of range of the station’s signal. 2008 Accord Sedan FM/AM Radio Reception Driving very near the transmitter of a station that is broadcasting on a...

  • Page 213

    Electrical interference from passing vehicles and stationary sources can cause temporary reception problems. 2008 Accord Sedan As required by the FCC: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s...

  • Page 214: Remote Audio Controls

    + − into the skip (seek) mode. It finds a station with a strong signal. 2008 Accord Sedan Remote Audio Controls If you are playing a disc, the system skips to the beginning of the next track (file in MP3 or WMA format) each time you press the top ( ) of +...

  • Page 215: Auxiliary Input Jack

    The auxiliary input jack is inside the console compartment. The system will accept auxiliary input from standard audio accessories. When a compatible audio unit is connected to the jack, press the AUX or CD/AUX button to select it. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 216: Radio Theft Protection

    If you are unsuccessful in 10 attempts, you must then leave the system on for 1 hour before trying again. 2008 Accord Sedan Radio Theft Protection The system will retain your AM and FM presets even if power is...

  • Page 217: Setting The Clock

    On models without navigation system HOUR BUTTON EX-L is shown. (PRESET 4) For example: 1:06 would RESET to 1:00. 1:52 would RESET to 2:00. 2008 Accord Sedan RESET BUTTON (PRESET 6) CLOCK BUTTON MINUTE BUTTON (PRESET 5) On models with navigation system...

  • Page 218

    Press the selector knob to enter your selection. The display changes to the clock adjusting display. 2008 Accord Sedan Setting the Clock Turn the selector knob to select the item which you want to adjust. Turning the knob will change the...

  • Page 219

    Press the selector knob to enter your selection. The display will return to the clock adjusting display. 2008 Accord Sedan While setting, pressing the RETURN button will go back to the previous display. Pressing the MENU button again will cancel this setting mode.

  • Page 220: Security System

    It also alarms if the audio unit is removed from the dashboard or the wiring is cut. 2008 Accord Sedan Security System With the system set, you can still open the trunk with the remote transmitter without triggering the alarm.

  • Page 221

    Push the lock button twice within 5 seconds. There should be an audible confirmation beep. Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 222: Compass

    CAL indicator on, do the following. 2008 Accord Sedan Compass COMPASS SETTING MENU ITEMS Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.

  • Page 223

    RETURN button will go back to the previous display. Pressing the MENU button will cancel the compass setting mode. 2008 Accord Sedan Press the selector knob. The compass display is blinking and the CAL indicator is shown. Drive the vehicle slowly in two complete circles.

  • Page 224

    If necessary, press the RETURN button to return to the previous display. Pressing the MENU button will cancel the compass setting mode. 2008 Accord Sedan Compass ZONE NUMBER Once the correct zone is displayed, press the selector knob. The display then returns to normal.

  • Page 225

    Table Of Contents Compass The audio system is not related to the compass system. Even if the Zone Map compass system is in the zone setting mode, the display returns to the normal display which you last selected. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 226: Cruise Control

    The cruise control system can be left on, even when it is not in use. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed above 25 mph (40 km/h). 2008 Accord Sedan Cruise Control Press and release the SET/ DECEL button on the steering wheel.

  • Page 227

    RES/ ACCEL button. Each time you do this, your vehicle will speed up about 1 mph (1.6 km/h). 2008 Accord Sedan You can decrease the set cruising speed in any of these ways: If you need to decrease your...

  • Page 228

    Tap the brake or clutch pedal. Push the CANCEL button on the steering wheel. Push the CRUISE button on the steering wheel. 2008 Accord Sedan Cruise Control Resuming the Set Speed When you push the CANCEL button, or tap the brake or clutch pedal, the system will remember the previously set cruising speed.

  • Page 229: Homelink Universal Transceiver

    2008 Accord Sedan Important Safety Precautions Refer to the safety information that came with your garage door opener to test that the safety features are functioning properly.

  • Page 230

    4. If the red indicator in HomeLink continues to flash slowly (does not flash rapidly), your remote 2008 Accord Sedan transmitter may stop transmitting after a short time. Go to step 3. Press and hold the remote...

  • Page 231

    (lighting, automatic gate, security system, etc.). 2008 Accord Sedan Training With a Rolling Code System For security purposes, newer garage door opening systems use a ‘‘rolling’’ or variable code. Information from...

  • Page 232

    HomeLink for 3 to 4 seconds. Press the HomeLink button again for about 1 second. It should operate the garage door. 2008 Accord Sedan Erasing Codes To erase the codes stored in all three buttons, press and hold the two...

  • Page 233

    Internet, go to www.homelink.com. HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls, Inc. 2008 Accord Sedan As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device...

  • Page 234: Bluetooth Handsfreelink

    HONDA-9. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

  • Page 235

    HFL over-rides the audio system. To change the volume level, use the audio system volume knob, or the steering wheel volume controls. 2008 Accord Sedan HFL Buttons HFL TALK BUTTON HFL BACK BUTTON To operate the HFL, use the HFL Talk and Back buttons on the left side of the steering wheel.

  • Page 236

    When you are operating the HFL, dialing or receiving calls with the audio system in use, you will see the above screen on the navigation display. 2008 Accord Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink You will also see ‘‘HANDS FREE LINK’’ on the center display. ‘‘...

  • Page 237

    Lower the A/C fan speed during voice recognition operation. 2008 Accord Sedan After pressing the Talk button, wait for the beep, then give a voice command. Give a voice command in a clear...

  • Page 238

    Talk button, wait for the beep, and say, ‘‘Cancel.’’ The next time you press the Talk button, the HFL begins from its main menu. 2008 Accord Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink When you finish a command sequence, the HFL goes back to its main menu.

  • Page 239

    The audio system will still mute, and a message will be displayed. 2008 Accord Sedan Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Ring tone’’ or ‘‘Prompt.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘A ring tone will be used’’...

  • Page 240

    ON (II) position and you press the Talk button. You will only be asked for the passcode once per ignition 2008 Accord Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink cycle. If the passcode is set, its response is ‘‘The system is locked.

  • Page 241

    To confirm that your phone is Bluetooth compatible, visit handsfreelink.honda.com , or call (888) 528-7876. In Canada, call (888) 9- HONDA-9. Your phone retailer should also be able to confirm that your phone is Bluetooth compatible. NOTE: HFL does not allow you to pair your phone if the vehicle is moving.

  • Page 242

    For example, say ‘‘Lisa’s phone.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘The name has been changed. Returning to the main menu.’’ 2008 Accord Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To delete a paired phone, do this: Press and release the Talk button.

  • Page 243

    Signal strength is five bars, and the phone is roaming. Returning to the main menu.’’ 2008 Accord Sedan To change from the currently linked phone to another paired phone, do this: Press and release the Talk button.

  • Page 244

    You can also make a call directly from the list shown on the navigation display. 2008 Accord Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Call’’ or ‘‘Dial.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Calling’’ or ‘‘Dialing.’’...

  • Page 245

    To change the volume, use the audio system volume knob, or the steering wheel volume controls. 2008 Accord Sedan Sending Numbers or Names During a Call The HFL allows you to send numbers or names during a call. This is useful when you call a menu- driven phone system.

  • Page 246

    If you want to hang up the original call and answer the new call, press the Back button. 2008 Accord Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Transferring a Call During a call, you can transfer it from the HFL to your phone, or from your phone to the HFL.

  • Page 247

    Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Store.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘What name would you like to store?’’ 2008 Accord Sedan Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you would like to store. For example, say ‘‘Eric’’...

  • Page 248

    After the beep, say the name you would like to delete. For example, say ‘‘Eric.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Would you like to delete Eric?’’ 2008 Accord Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘The name has...

  • Page 249

    , or call the Hands Free honda.com Link consumer support at (888) 528-7876, in Canada, call (888) 9- HONDA-9. You can see your phone’s owner’s manual for information. To store a phone number from your phone: With your phone on and the...

  • Page 250

    Go to step 6. If you say ‘‘No,’’ the HFL response is ‘‘Returning to the main menu.’’ 2008 Accord Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink If you want to continue to store any other numbers, press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’...

  • Page 251

    , or call the Hands Free Link consumer support at (888) 528-7876, in Canada, call (888) 9- HONDA-9. You can see your phone’s owner’s manual for information. 2008 Accord Sedan To use the cellular phonebook with the HFL, say or select ‘‘Cellular Phonebook’’...

  • Page 252

    HFL (see page 2008 Accord Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To import the cellular phonebook You can import the phonebook of your cellular phone in the HFL. Link your phone to the HFL and select ‘‘Import Cellular Phonebook’’...

  • Page 253

    Select ‘‘Search Imported Phonebook’’ from the ‘‘Select an option’’ screen. The display will change as shown above. 2008 Accord Sedan Select a phonebook from the displayed list. If the phonebook you select has a PIN icon, you will need the 4-digit PIN number to access the phonebook.

  • Page 254

    If a name has more than three category icons, ‘‘ … ’’ is displayed. The following category icons will appear: Preference Home Mobile 2008 Accord Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Work Pager Voice Other CONTINUED...

  • Page 255

    The screen shown above will appear. Select the desired number from the list to store it in the HFL. 2008 Accord Sedan To delete the imported phonebook You can delete the stored phonebook from the HFL.

  • Page 256

    Say or select ‘‘Yes’’, and the message ‘‘The imported phonebook has been deleted.’’ will appear. Select ‘‘OK’’ to complete the deletion. 2008 Accord Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To add, change, or remove a PIN number from any phonebook You can add, change or remove a PIN number from any phonebook.

  • Page 257

    Enter the 4-digit PIN number. You will be asked to re-enter the PIN to verify. 2008 Accord Sedan To change a PIN number Select the phonebook that you wish to change the PIN number for. The display will change as...

  • Page 258

    Enter your current PIN number. Enter your new 4-digit PIN number. You will be asked to re- enter the PIN to verify. 2008 Accord Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Clearing the System This operation clears the HFL of your passcode, your paired phones, all names in the HFL phonebook, and all imported phonebooks.

  • Page 259

    English mode will not be accessible in French mode. Would you like to continue? ’’ 2008 Accord Sedan Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Oui’’ or ‘‘Yes.’’ If there are no paired phones without French name tags, the HFL response is ‘‘Venillez...

  • Page 260

    Vous avez selectionne Anglais. Les noms enregistres en mode Français ne seront pas accessible en mode Anglais. Voulez-vous contnuez?’’ 2008 Accord Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes’’ or ‘‘Oui.’’ If there are no paired phones without English name tags, the HFL response is ‘‘Please wait...

  • Page 261

    This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 262: Before Driving

    The information in this section will help you. If you plan to add any accessories to your vehicle, please read the information in this section first. 2008 Accord Sedan Before Driving Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation Service Station Procedures Refueling...

  • Page 263

    (below about 1,000 rpm) in a higher gear. To stop this, raise the engine speed by shifting to a lower gear. 2008 Accord Sedan We recommend using quality gasolines containing detergent additives that help prevent fuel system and engine deposits.

  • Page 264

    To open the fuel fill door, push down on the lever located to the left of the driver’s seat. 2008 Accord Sedan Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel.

  • Page 265

    (see page Push the fuel fill door closed until it latches. 2008 Accord Sedan Check Fuel Cap Message Your vehicle’s onboard diagnostic system will detect a loose or missing fuel fill cap as an evaporative system leak.

  • Page 266

    If the MIL does not go off, have your vehicle inspected by a dealer. For more information, see page 2008 Accord Sedan Service Station Procedures...

  • Page 267

    The hood latch handle is above the ‘‘H’’ logo. Push this handle up until it releases the hood. Lift the hood. 2008 Accord Sedan If the hood latch handle moves stiffly, or if you can open the hood without lifting the handle, the mechanism...

  • Page 268

    Lower the hood to about a foot (30 cm) above the fender, then let it drop. Make sure it is securely latched. 2008 Accord Sedan Service Station Procedures V6 models V6 models Lift the hood up most of the way.

  • Page 269

    V6 models Wipe off the dipstick with a clean cloth or paper towel. Insert the dipstick all the way back into its hole. 2008 Accord Sedan UPPER MARK LOWER MARK 2.4 engine models Remove the dipstick again, and check the level. It should be between the upper and lower marks.

  • Page 270

    MAX and MIN lines. If it is below the MIN line, see Adding Engine Coolant on page information on adding the proper coolant. 2008 Accord Sedan Service Station Procedures RESERVE TANK V6 models Refer to Owner’s Maintenance Checks...

  • Page 271: Fuel Economy

    − Represents a combination of city and highway driving. The scale represents the range of combined fuel economy for other vehicles in the class. 2008 Accord Sedan Highway MPG Estimated Annual Fuel Cost Estimated Annual Fuel Cost − Provides an estimated annual fuel...

  • Page 272

    Keep your vehicle clean − particular, a build-up of snow or mud on your vehicle’s underside adds weight and rolling resistance. Frequent cleaning helps your fuel economy. 2008 Accord Sedan Fuel Economy Drive Efficiently Drive moderately − Rapid acceleration, abrupt cornering, and hard braking increase fuel consumption.

  • Page 273

    Fill the fuel tank until the nozzle automatically clicks off. Reset trip counter to zero. Record the total gallons (liters) needed to refill. Follow one of the simple calculations above. 2008 Accord Sedan Miles per Gallon Kilometers L per 100 km...

  • Page 274: Accessories And Modifications

    Accessories Your dealer has Honda accessories that allow you to personalize your vehicle. These accessories have been designed and approved for your vehicle, and are covered by warranty.

  • Page 275

    Here are some examples: Lowering the vehicle with a non- Honda suspension kit that significantly reduces ground clearance can allow the undercarriage to hit speed bumps or other raised objects, which could cause the airbags to deploy.

  • Page 276: Carrying Cargo

    Main Menu Table Of Contents DOOR POCKETS SEAT-BACK POCKETS TRUNK CONSOLE COMPARTMENT CENTER POCKETS GLOVE BOX 2008 Accord Sedan Carrying Cargo Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas: Glove box Door and seat-back pockets Center pockets Console compartment Trunk, including the rear seat...

  • Page 277

    Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kg or XXX lbs. 2008 Accord Sedan The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if the ‘‘XXX’’ amount equals 1,400 lbs.

  • Page 278

    (250 lbs) Passenger Weight Cargo Weight (150 lbs x 5 = 750 lbs) (100 lbs) 2008 Accord Sedan Carrying Cargo In addition, the total weight of the vehicle, all occupants, accessories, cargo, and trailer tongue load must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).

  • Page 279

    Keep the glove box closed while driving. If it is open, a passenger could injure their knees during a crash or sudden stop. 2008 Accord Sedan Carrying Cargo in the Trunk or on a Roof Rack Distribute cargo evenly on the...

  • Page 280

    Refer to the information that came with your roof rack. Cargo Net Optional The cargo net can be used to help hold down items stored in the trunk. 2008 Accord Sedan Carrying Cargo...

  • Page 281

    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 282

    (VSA) system, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and facts you need if you are planning to tow a trailer. 2008 Accord Sedan Driving Preparing to Drive Starting the Engine Manual Transmission Automatic Transmission...

  • Page 283: Preparing To Drive

    Make sure the doors are securely closed and locked. Fasten your seat belt. Check that your passengers have fastened their seat belts (see page 2008 Accord Sedan When you start the engine, check the gauges and indicators in the instrument panel (see page...

  • Page 284: Starting The Engine

    If the engine starts, release pressure on the accelerator pedal so the engine does not race. 2008 Accord Sedan Starting the Engine If the engine fails to start, press the accelerator pedal all the way down, and hold it there while starting to clear flooding.

  • Page 285: Manual Transmission

    This stops the gears so they won’t ‘‘grind.’’ 2008 Accord Sedan When slowing down, you can get extra braking from the engine by shifting to a lower gear. This extra...

  • Page 286

    The engine will run normally when you reduce the rpm below the red zone. Before downshifting, make sure the engine will not go into the tachometer’s red zone. 2008 Accord Sedan Manual Transmission...

  • Page 287: Automatic Transmission

    Avoid rapid acceleration, and have the transmission checked by your dealer as soon as possible. 2008 Accord Sedan Shifting SHIFT LEVER RELEASE BUTTON To shift from Park to any position,...

  • Page 288

    Park. The shift lever must be in Park before you can remove the key from the ignition switch. 2008 Accord Sedan Automatic Transmission Reverse (R) Press the brake − pedal and press the release button on the front of the shift lever to shift from Park to reverse.

  • Page 289

    For starting out on a slippery surface or in deep snow. To help reduce wheel spin. When driving downhill with a trailer. 2008 Accord Sedan To shift from second to First (1) − first, press the release button on the front of the shift lever.

  • Page 290

    Set the parking brake. Remove the key from the ignition switch. 2008 Accord Sedan Automatic Transmission COVER Put a cloth on the edge of the shift lock release slot cover. Use a small...

  • Page 291

    Press the brake pedal, and restart the engine. If you need to use the shift lock release, it means your vehicle is developing a problem. Have it checked by your dealer. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 292

    The hot three way catalytic converter could cause these materials to catch on fire. 2008 Accord Sedan Parking If the vehicle is facing uphill, turn the front wheels away from the curb. If your vehicle has a manual transmission, put it in first gear.

  • Page 293: Braking System

    If not, apply them gently and frequently until they do. Be extra cautious in your driving. 2008 Accord Sedan Braking System Design The hydraulic system that operates the brakes has two separate circuits.

  • Page 294: Anti-lock Brakes (abs)

    ABS activates. However, you may feel the ABS activate immediately if you are trying to stop on snow or ice. 2008 Accord Sedan Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) ABS Indicator If this indicator comes on, the anti- lock function of the braking system has shut down.

  • Page 295

    Severe or sharp steering wheel movement can still cause your vehicle to veer into oncoming traffic or off the road. 2008 Accord Sedan A vehicle with ABS may require a on loose or longer distance to stop...

  • Page 296: Vehicle Stability Assist (vsa) System

    VSA system inspected by your dealer. 2008 Accord Sedan If the indicator does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position, there may be a problem with the VSA system.

  • Page 297

    VSA on again. We do not recommend driving your vehicle with the VSA and traction control systems switched off. 2008 Accord Sedan VSA and Tire Sizes Driving with varying tire or wheel sizes may cause the VSA to malfunction.

  • Page 298

    2008 Accord Sedan Driving on a significantly under- inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.

  • Page 299

    ). If this happens, you cannot turn the VSA system off by pressing the VSA off switch again. 2008 Accord Sedan When you restart the vehicle with the compact spare tire, the TPMS indicator may also come on and stay on after driving several miles (kilometers).

  • Page 300

    Have the flat tire repaired by your dealer as soon as possible. 2008 Accord Sedan As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the...

  • Page 301: Towing A Trailer

    Check the loading of your vehicle and trailer carefully before starting to drive. 2008 Accord Sedan Load Limits Total Trailer Weight: maximum allowable weight of the trailer and everything in or on it must not exceed 1,000 lbs (450 kg).

  • Page 302

    U.S. models LX and LX-P: 4,299 lbs (1,950 kg) EX and EX-L: 4,431 lbs (2,010 kg) V6 models: 4,575 lbs (2,075 kg) 2008 Accord Sedan Towing a Trailer Canadian models LX and LX-P: 1,970 kg EX and EX-L: 2,030 kg...

  • Page 303

    V6 models: 1,175 kg on the front axle 950 kg on the rear axle 2008 Accord Sedan Checking Loads The best way to confirm that all loads are within limits is to check them at a public scale. For public...

  • Page 304

    2008 Accord Sedan Towing a Trailer Trailer Brakes Honda requires that any trailer with a total weight of 1,000 lbs (450 kg) or more be equipped with its own electric or surge-type brakes. If you choose electric brakes, be sure they are electronically actuated.

  • Page 305

    Ask your trailer sales or rental agency if any other items are recommended or required for your towing situation. 2008 Accord Sedan Pre-Tow Checklist When preparing to tow, and before driving away, be sure to check the following:...

  • Page 306

    (See ‘‘ ’’ in the next Driving on Hills column for additional gear information.) 2008 Accord Sedan Towing a Trailer Making Turns and Braking Make turns more slowly and wider than normal. The trailer tracks a smaller arc than your vehicle, and it can hit or run over something the vehicle misses.

  • Page 307

    Park (automatic) or in 1st or reverse (manual). Also, place wheel chocks at each of the trailer’s tires. 2008 Accord Sedan Towing Your Vehicle Your vehicle is not designed to be towed behind a motor home. If your...

  • Page 308

    See page obtain a copy, or see your dealer. for information on how to 2008 Accord Sedan Maintenance Maintenance Safety Maintenance Minder Fluid Locations Adding Engine Oil...

  • Page 309: Maintenance Safety

    Burns from hot parts. Let the engine and exhaust system cool down before touching any parts. 2008 Accord Sedan Injury from moving parts. not run the engine unless instructed to do so. Failure to properly follow maintenance instructions and precautions can cause you to be seriously hurt or killed.

  • Page 310: Maintenance Minder

    ON (II) position, then press and release the select/reset knob repeatedly until the engine oil life indicator appears (see page 2008 Accord Sedan Maintenance Minder The remaining engine oil life is shown on the display according to this table:...

  • Page 311

    The 15 and 10 percent oil life indicators remind you that your vehicle will soon be due for scheduled maintenance. 2008 Accord Sedan When the remaining engine oil life is 5 to 1 percent, you will see a ‘‘SERVICE’’ message along with the...

  • Page 312

    ) also comes on and remains on in the instrument panel. When you see this message, immediately have the indicated maintenance done by your dealer. 2008 Accord Sedan Maintenance Minder NEGATIVE MILEAGE If you do not perform the indicated maintenance, negative mileage is...

  • Page 313

    MAINTENANCE SUB ITEM(S) All maintenance items displayed on the information display are in code. For an explanation of these maintenance codes, see page 2008 Accord Sedan Resetting the Engine Oil Life Display Your dealer will reset the display after completing the required maintenance service.

  • Page 314

    Press the select/reset knob for another 5 seconds. The maintenance item code(s) will disappear, and the engine oil life will reset to ‘‘100.’’ 2008 Accord Sedan Maintenance Minder Important Maintenance Precautions If you have the required service done but do not reset the display, or...

  • Page 315

    Keep all receipts as proof of completion, and have the person who does the work fill out your Honda Service History or Canadian Maintenance Log. Check your warranty booklet for more information. We recommend using Honda parts and fluids whenever you have maintenance done.

  • Page 316

    If you drive regularly in very high temperatures (over 110°F, 43°C), or in very low temperatures (under − 29°C), replace every 60,000 miles (U.S.)/100,000 km (Canada). Inspect valve clearance Replace engine coolant 2008 Accord Sedan Maintenance Minder Maintenance Sub Items − 20°F,...

  • Page 317: Fluid Locations

    (Black cap) ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK (Orange handle) POWER STEERING FLUID (Red cap) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) ENGINE COOLANT RESERVOIR RADIATOR CAP 2008 Accord Sedan CLUTCH FLUID (Manual Transmission only) (Light gray cap) ENGINE OIL FILL CAP AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK...

  • Page 318

    V6 models ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK (Orange loop) POWER STEERING FLUID (Red cap) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) ENGINE COOLANT RESERVOIR ENGINE OIL FILL CAP 2008 Accord Sedan Fluid Locations BRAKE FLUID (Black cap) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop) RADIATOR CAP...

  • Page 319: Adding Engine Oil

    Do not fill above the upper mark; you could damage the engine. 2008 Accord Sedan Recommended Engine Oil Oil is a major contributor to your engine’s performance and longevity.

  • Page 320

    Table Of Contents Honda Motor Oil is the preferred 5W-20 lubricant for your vehicle. It is highly recommended that you use Honda Motor Oil in your vehicle for optimum engine protection. Make sure the API Certification Seal says ‘‘For Gasoline Engines.’’...

  • Page 321

    Remove the oil drain bolt and washer from the bottom of the engine. Drain the oil into an appropriate container. 2008 Accord Sedan WASHER V6 models OIL DRAIN BOLT Remove the oil filter and let the remaining oil drain.

  • Page 322: Changing The Engine Oil And Filter

    2.4 engine models 4.4 US qt (4.2 ) V6 models 4.5 US qt (4.3 ) 2008 Accord Sedan Replace the engine oil fill cap. Start the engine. The oil pressure indicator should go out within 5 seconds. If it does not, turn off the engine, and check your work.

  • Page 323: Engine Coolant

    If you regularly drive your vehicle under the severe conditions in very low temperature (under − 31°F, − 35°C), a higher concentration of coolant should be used. Consult your Honda dealer f or more inf ormation of the proper coolant.

  • Page 324

    Clean up any spill immediately; it could damage components in the engine compartment. Put the radiator cap back on, and tighten it fully. 2008 Accord Sedan Engine Coolant V6 models RADIATOR CAP Pour coolant into the reserve tank. Fill it to halfway between the MAX and MIN marks.

  • Page 325: Windshield Washers

    This will help to condition the blade edges. 2008 Accord Sedan Do not use engine antif reeze or a vinegar/water solution in the windshield washer reservoir. Antif reeze can damage your vehicle’s paint, while...

  • Page 326: Transmission Fluid

    90 seconds) before doing step 2. DIPSTICK V6 models Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) from the transmission, and wipe it with a clean cloth. 2008 Accord Sedan Transmission Fluid UPPER MARK LOWER MARK 2.4 engine models Insert the dipstick all the way into the transmission securely as shown in the illustration.

  • Page 327

    Honda Genuine ATF-Z1 may cause deterioration in transmission operation and durability, and could result in damage to the transmission. Damage resulting f rom the use of transmission f luid other than Honda Genuine ATF-Z1 is not covered by the Honda new vehicle warranty.

  • Page 328

    Make sure the under cover is installed under the edge of the front bumper. If Honda MTF is not available, you may use an SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 viscosity motor oil with the API Certification seal that says ‘‘FOR GASOLINE ENGINES’’...

  • Page 329: Brake And Clutch Fluid

    DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid, from a sealed container, as a temporary replacement. Using any non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and decrease the life of the system. Have the brake system flushed and refilled with Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 as soon as possible.

  • Page 330

    Brake and Clutch Fluid, Power Steering Fluid A low fluid level can indicate a leak in the clutch system. Have this system inspected as soon as possible. 2008 Accord Sedan Power Steering Fluid UPPER LEVEL 2.4 engine models LOWER LEVEL Check the level on the side of the reservoir when the engine is cold.

  • Page 331

    Honda PSF as soon as possible. A low power steering fluid level can indicate a leak in the system. Check the fluid level frequently, and have the system inspected as soon as possible.

  • Page 332

    Halogen headlight bulbs get very hot when lit. Oil, perspiration, or a scratch on the glass can cause the bulb to overheat and shatter. 2008 Accord Sedan Lights High Beam Headlight STAY 2.4 engine models Open the hood.

  • Page 333

    On V6 models To change a bulb on the driver’s side, undo the fastener and remove the air intake cover and duct. 2008 Accord Sedan BULB Remove the electrical connector from the bulb by pushing on the tab to unlock it, then slide the connector off the bulb.

  • Page 334

    Use a flat-tipped screwdriver to remove the two holding clips from the inner fender. 2008 Accord Sedan Lights BULB Pull the inner fender cover away from the fender and bumper.

  • Page 335

    To change the turn signal bulb on the passenger’s side, remove the engine coolant reserve tank by pulling it out of its stay. 2008 Accord Sedan BULB Remove the socket from the headlight assembly by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise.

  • Page 336

    Use a flat-tipped screwdriver to remove the two holding clips from the inner fender. 2008 Accord Sedan Lights BULB Remove the socket from the headlight assembly by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise.

  • Page 337

    Pull the lining back. Determine which of the three bulbs is burned out: stop/taillight, back-up light or turn signal light. 2008 Accord Sedan BULB SOCKET Remove the socket by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise.

  • Page 338

    Pull the bulb straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. 2008 Accord Sedan Lights Reinstall the socket. Turn it clockwise until it locks. Make sure the new bulb is working.

  • Page 339

    Passenger’s side Remove the three fasteners with a flat-tip screwdriver. Pull down the under cover from the bumper carefully. 2008 Accord Sedan ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR Remove the electrical connector from the bulb by pushing on the tab to unlock it, then slide the connector off the bulb.

  • Page 340

    Remove the bulb from the fog light assembly by turning it one- quarter turn counterclockwise. 2008 Accord Sedan Lights Insert the new bulb into the hole, and turn it one-quarter turn clockwise to lock it in place.

  • Page 341

    Wipe the openings with a clean cloth dampened in mild soap and warm water or isopropyl alcohol. 2008 Accord Sedan Floor Mats The driver’s floor mat that came with your vehicle hooks over the floor mat anchors. This keeps the floor mat from sliding forward and possibly interfering with the pedals.

  • Page 342

    If you remove a floor mat, make sure to re-anchor it when you put it back in your vehicle. If you use a non-Honda floor mat, make sure it fits properly and that it can be used with the floor mat anchors.

  • Page 343: Wiper Blades

    Do not open the hood when the wiper arms are raised, or you will damage the hood and wiper arms. 2008 Accord Sedan LOCK TAB Disconnect the blade assembly from the wiper arm: Put a cloth on the edge of the lock tab, then push up on the lock tab carefully with a flat-tip screwdriver.

  • Page 344

    Remove the blade from its holder by grabbing the tabbed end of the blade. Pull firmly until the tabs come out of the holder. 2008 Accord Sedan Wiper Blades Examine the new wiper blades. If they have no plastic or metal...

  • Page 345

    Slide the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm. Push down the lock tab. Make sure the wiper blade assembly locks in place. Lower the wiper arm down against the windshield, the passenger’s side first, then the driver’s side. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 346

    The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warns you when a tire pressure is low. See page more information. 2008 Accord Sedan Tires Even though your vehicle is equipped with TPMS, we recommend that you visually check your tires every day.

  • Page 347

    P215/60R16 94H Front/Rear: 30 psi (210 kPa , 2.1 kgf/cm ) EX, EX-L * * LX, LX-P 2008 Accord Sedan V6 models Tire Size Cold Tire Pressure for Normal Driving Front/Rear: P225/50R17 93V 32 psi (220 kPa , 2.2 kgf/cm ) The compact spare tire pressure is: 60 psi (420 kPa , 4.2 kgf/cm )

  • Page 348

    Cuts, splits, or cracks in the side of the tire. Replace the tire if you can see fabric or cord. Excessive tread wear. 2008 Accord Sedan Tires INDICATOR LOCATION MARK TREAD WEAR INDICATOR Your tires have wear indicators molded into the tread.

  • Page 349

    (See Tire Labeling on page 2008 Accord Sedan Tire Maintenance In addition to proper inflation, correct wheel alignment helps to decrease tire wear. If you find a tire is worn unevenly, have your dealer check the wheel alignment.

  • Page 350

    Main Menu Table Of Contents On vehicles with aluminum wheels Improper wheel weights can damage your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use only Honda wheel weights f or balancing. Tire Rotation Front Front (For Non-directional (For Directional Tires and Wheels) Tires and Wheels)

  • Page 351

    Replacement wheels are available at your dealer. 2008 Accord Sedan Installing improper tires on your vehicle can affect handling and stability. This can cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed.

  • Page 352

    Check with the tire dealer for maximum speed recommendations. 2008 Accord Sedan Tires Tire Chains Mount tire chains on your tires when required by driving conditions or local laws.

  • Page 353

    Follow all instructions in this owner’s manual regarding the selection and use of tire chains. 2008 Accord Sedan Wheels Clean the wheels as you would the rest of the exterior. Wash them with the same solution, and rinse them thoroughly.

  • Page 354: Checking The Battery

    Dry off the battery with a cloth or paper towel. Coat the terminals with grease to help prevent future corrosion. 2008 Accord Sedan Checking the Battery If additional battery maintenance is needed, see your dealer or a qualified mechanic.

  • Page 355

    PIN before it can be used. Refer to the navigation system manual. 2008 Accord Sedan Vehicle Storage If you need to park your vehicle for an extended period (more than 1 month), there are several things you should do to prepare it for storage.

  • Page 356: Vehicle Storage

    If possible, periodically run the engine until it reaches full operating temperature (the cooling fans cycle on and off twice). Preferably, do this once a month. 2008 Accord Sedan Vehicle Storage...

  • Page 357

    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 358

    If not, you will also find instructions on getting your vehicle towed. Taking Care of the Unexpected 2008 Accord Sedan Compact Spare Tire Changing a Flat Tire If the Engine Won’t Start...

  • Page 359: Compact Spare Tire

    (kilometers) driving with the compact spare tire, the TPMS indicator comes on and the low tire pressure indicator goes off. 2008 Accord Sedan INDICATOR LOCATION MARK TREAD WEAR INDICATOR BAR Replace the tire when you can see the tread wear indicator bars. The...

  • Page 360: Changing A Flat Tire

    Put the transmission in Park (automatic) or reverse (manual). Apply the parking brake. 2008 Accord Sedan Changing a Flat Tire Turn on the hazard warning lights, and turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle while you change the tire.

  • Page 361

    Take the jack out of the tool kit case. WHEEL NUT Loosen each wheel nut 1/2 turn with the wheel nut wrench. 2008 Accord Sedan JACKING POINT Place the jack under the jacking point nearest the tire you need to change. Turn the end bracket clockwise until the top of the jack contacts the jacking point.

  • Page 362

    The wheel cover cannot be removed without first removing the wheel nuts. 2008 Accord Sedan Changing a Flat Tire BRAKE HUB Before mounting the spare tire, wipe any dirt off the mounting surface of the wheel and hub with a clean cloth.

  • Page 363

    Tighten the wheel nuts to: 80 lbf·ft (108 N·m , 11 kgf·m) 2008 Accord Sedan CENTER CAP Remove the center cap (if equipped) before storing the flat tire in the trunk well.

  • Page 364

    Secure the flat tire by screwing the wing bolt back into its hole. 2008 Accord Sedan Changing a Flat Tire Store the jack and tools in the tool kit case. Place the tool kit case in the flat tire.

  • Page 365

    See Jump Starting on page 2008 Accord Sedan Turn the ignition switch to the START (III) position. If the headlights do not dim, check the condition of the fuses. If the fuses...

  • Page 366

    Check all the fuses (see page If you find nothing wrong, you will need a qualified technician to find the problem. See Emergency on page Towing 2008 Accord Sedan If the Engine Won’t Start...

  • Page 367: Jump Starting

    A/C, audio system, lights, etc. Put the transmission in neutral (Manual) or Park (Automatic), and set the parking brake. 2008 Accord Sedan BOOSTER BATTERY 2.4 engine models The numbers in the illustrations show you the order to connect the...

  • Page 368

    (automatic) or the transmission mounting bolt (manual), as shown. Do not connect this jumper cable to any other part of the engine. 2008 Accord Sedan Jump Starting 2.4 engine models with manual transmission CONTINUED...

  • Page 369

    Disconnect the positive cable from your vehicle, then from the booster battery. 2008 Accord Sedan Keep the ends of the jumper cables away from each other and any metal on the vehicle until everything is disconnected.

  • Page 370: If The Engine Overheats

    Wait until you see no more signs of steam or spray, then open the hood. 2008 Accord Sedan If the Engine Overheats If you do not see steam or spray, leave the engine running and watch the temperature gauge.

  • Page 371

    Remember to have the cooling system drained and refilled with the proper mixture as soon as you can. 2008 Accord Sedan Put the radiator cap back on tightly. Run the engine, and check the temperature gauge. If it goes back to the red mark, the engine...

  • Page 372

    (see on page Emergency Towing 2008 Accord Sedan Charging System Indicator If the charging system indicator comes on brightly when the engine is running, the battery is not being charged.

  • Page 373: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    In some states, part of the emissions testing is to make sure 2008 Accord Sedan these codes are set. If they are not set, the test cannot be completed. If the battery in your vehicle has been disconnected or gone dead, these codes may be erased.

  • Page 374: Brake System Indicator

    2008 Accord Sedan Brake System Indicator Slow down by shifting to a lower gear, and pull to the side of the road when it is safe.

  • Page 375

    2008 Accord Sedan UNDER-HOOD The under-hood fuse box is on the driver’s side. To open it, push the...

  • Page 376

    Check each of the large fuses in the under-hood fuse box by looking at the wire inside. Removing these fuses requires a Phillips-head screwdriver. 2008 Accord Sedan Fuses BLOWN Also check the combined fuse box in the under-hood fuse box.

  • Page 377

    Look for a blown wire inside the fuse. If it is blown, replace it with one of the spare fuses of the same rating or lower. 2008 Accord Sedan FUSE PULLER SPARE FUSES Your vehicle has spare fuses on the back of the under-hood fuse box cover.

  • Page 378

    Leave the blown fuse in that circuit, and have your vehicle checked by a qualified technician. 2008 Accord Sedan Fuses Except LX and LX-P If the radio fuse is removed, the audio system may disable itself. The next time you turn on the radio, you will see ‘‘ENTER CODE’’...

  • Page 379: Fuse Locations

    30 A − Driver’s Side Light Main (60 A) − Driver’s Side Fuse Box 30 A − Passenger’s Side Light Main 2008 Accord Sedan Amps. Circuits Protected (40 A) Driver’s Side Fuse Box − 50 A IG Main − 40 A Rear Defroster *...

  • Page 380

    10 A 7.5 A ODS (Occupant Detection System) Not Used − (10 A) * 7.5 A Daytime Running Lights 2008 Accord Sedan Fuse Locations Amps. Circuits Protected 7.5 A 7.5 A Accessory, Key, Lock 7.5 A Accessory (20 A) Driver’s Power Seat Sliding *...

  • Page 381

    15 A Rear Accessory Power Socket 20 A Front Passenger’s Power Window Not Used − (20 A) Premium AMP * 2008 Accord Sedan Amps. Circuits Protected Not Used − Not Used − * (10 A) Lumbar Support * (15 A)

  • Page 382: Emergency Towing

    Release the parking brake. Leave the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) position so the steering wheel does not lock. 2008 Accord Sedan Emergency Towing Improper towing preparation will damage the transmission. Follow the above procedure exactly. If you cannot...

  • Page 383

    The steering system can be damaged if the steering wheel is locked. Leave the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) position, and make sure the steering wheel turns f reely bef ore you begin towing. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 384: Technical Information

    It also includes information you should know about your vehicle’s tires and emissions control systems. 2008 Accord Sedan Technical Information Identification Numbers Specifications (2.4 engine models) Specifications...

  • Page 385: Identification Numbers

    It is also on the certification label attached to the driver’s doorjamb, and is stamped on the engine compartment bulkhead. The VIN is also provided in bar code on the certification label. CERTIFICATION LABEL 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 386: V6 Models

    The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. 2.4 engine models ENGINE NUMBER AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NUMBER MANUAL TRANSMISSION NUMBER V6 models ENGINE NUMBER AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NUMBER 2008 Accord Sedan Identification Numbers...

  • Page 387: Specifications (2.4 Engine Models)

    Including the coolant in the reserve tank and that remaining in the DILZKR7A11GS engine ILZKR7B11S Reserve tank capacity: 0.180 US gal (0.68 ) SXU22HCR11S * Excluding the oil remaining in the engine 2008 Accord Sedan Approx. 18.5 US gal (70.0 ) * Change Manual 1.59 US gal (6.0 ) Automatic 1.56 US gal (5.9 )

  • Page 388

    − 52 AH/5 HR Toe-in * − 65 AH/20 HR Camber Caster 2008 Accord Sedan Specifications (2.4 engine models) Driver’s side See page or the fuse label attached on the side panel. Passenger’s side See page or the fuse label attached to the inside of the fuse box door.

  • Page 389

    ILZKR7B11 Reserve tank capacity: SXU22HCR11 * Excluding the oil remaining in the engine DILZKR7A11G ILZKR7B11 SXU22HCR11 2008 Accord Sedan Approx. 18.5 US gal (70.0 ) * Change 1.74 US gal (6.6 ) Total 2.27 US gal (8.6 ) *...

  • Page 390

    1.1 W Alignment Toe-in Camber − 72 AH/20 HR − 60 AH/5 HR Caster 2008 Accord Sedan Specifications (V6 models) Driver’s side See page or the fuse label attached on the side panel. Passenger’s side See page or the fuse label attached to the inside of the fuse box door.

  • Page 391: Dot Tire Quality Grading (u.s. Vehicles)

    2008 Accord Sedan Traction The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. Those grades represent the tire’s ability to...

  • Page 392

    Warning: The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 393: Tire Labeling

    Tire construction code (R − indicates radial). Rim diameter in inches. − 2008 Accord Sedan Load index (a numerical code − associated with the maximum load the tire can carry). Speed symbol (an −...

  • Page 394

    Date of manufacture. − Year Week Maximum Tire Pressure Max Press The maximum air − pressure the tire can hold. Maximum Tire Load Max Load − The maximum load the tire can carry at maximum air pressure. 2008 Accord Sedan Tire Labeling...

  • Page 395: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (tpms) Required Federal − Explanation

    2008 Accord Sedan Driving on a significantly under- inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.

  • Page 396

    Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function properly. 2008 Accord Sedan Required Federal Explanation...

  • Page 397: Emissions Controls

    This section summarizes how the emissions controls work. * In Canada, Honda vehicles comply with the Canadian emission requirements, as specified in an agreement with Environment Canada, at the time they are manufactured.

  • Page 398

    Clean Air Act. To make sure the emissions remain low, you should use only new Honda replacement parts or their equivalent for repairs. Using lower quality parts may increase the emissions from your vehicle.

  • Page 399: Three Way Catalytic Converter

    The catalytic converter is referred to as a three-way catalyst, since it acts on HC, CO, and NOx. A replacement unit must be an original Honda part or its equivalent. The three way catalytic converter must operate at a high temperature for the chemical reactions to take place.

  • Page 400: Emissions Testing

    6 hours or more. Make sure the ambient temperature is between 40° and 95°F. 2008 Accord Sedan Emissions Testing Without touching the accelerator pedal, start the engine, and let it idle for 20 seconds.

  • Page 401

    Make sure the vehicle has been parked with the engine off for 30 minutes. If the testing facility determines the readiness codes are still not set, see your dealer. 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 402

    Main Menu Warranty and Customer Relations 2008 Accord Sedan Customer Service Information . Warranty Coverages Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Vehicle) Authorized Manuals...

  • Page 403: Customer Service Information

    If you are dissatisfied with the decision made by the dealership’s management, contact your Honda Customer Service Office. U.S. Owners: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Automobile Customer Service Mail Stop 500-2N-7A 1919 Torrance Boulevard Torrance, California 90501-2746 Tel: (800) 999-1009...

  • Page 404: Warranty Coverages

    Accessory Limited Warranty − Honda accessories are covered under this warranty. Time and mileage limits depend on the type of accessory and other factors. Please read your warranty booklet for details.

  • Page 405: Reporting Safety Defects

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying American Honda Motor Co., Inc. If NHTSA receives similar com- plaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign.

  • Page 406: Authorized Manuals

    2008 Honda Accord 2/4 door V6 Service Manual Supplement 61TA000EL 2008 Honda 2/4 Door L4/V6 Electrical Troubleshooting Manual 61TA030 2008 Honda 2/4 door Body Repair Manual 31TA5600 2008 Honda Accord 4-door Owner’s Manual 31TA5800 2008 Honda Accord Navigation System Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 407

    Main Menu 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 408

    Beverage Holders Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Booster Seats Brakes Anti-lock System (ABS) Break-in, New Linings Bulb Replacement Fluid Parking 2008 Accord Sedan System Indicator Wear Indicators Braking System Break-in, New Vehicle Brightness Control, Instruments . Brights, Headlights Bulb Replacement Back-up Lights Brake Lights...

  • Page 409

    Adding Checking Proper Solution Temperature Gauge Crankcase Emissions Control System Cruise Control Indicator Cruise Control Operation Customer Service Office 2008 Accord Sedan DANGER, Explanation of Dashboard Daytime Running Lights Daytime Running Lights Indicator Dead Battery Defects, Reporting Safety . 51,...

  • Page 410

    Evaporative Emissions Controls . Exhaust Fumes Expectant Mothers, Use of Seat Belts by Fan, Interior . 121, Features Filling the Fuel Tank 2008 Accord Sedan Filters Dust and Pollen Flashers, Hazard Warning Flat Tire, Changing a Fluids Automatic Transmission Brake...

  • Page 411

    Heated Mirrors Heater, Seat HomeLink Universal Transceiver Hood, Opening and Closing Hydraulic Clutch Identification Number, Vehicle . Ignition Keys 2008 Accord Sedan Switch Timing Control System Immobilizer System Important Safety Precautions Indicators ABS (Anti-lock Brake) Brake (Parking and Brake System)

  • Page 412

    Locks Anti-theft Steering Column Childproof Door Fuel Fill Door Glove Box Lockout Prevention Power Door 2008 Accord Sedan Trunk Low Coolant Level Low Fuel Indicator Lower Gear, Downshifting to a . Low Oil Pressure Indicator . 56, Lower Anchors Lubricant Specifications...

  • Page 413

    PGM-FI System Pollen Filter Power Door Locks Power Seat Adjustments Power Socket Locations Power Windows Pregnancy, Using Seat Belts 2008 Accord Sedan Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions . Advice for Pregnant Women Protecting Children General Guidelines Protecting Infants...

  • Page 414

    Serial Number Service Minder * Service Manual Service Station Procedures Setting the Clock Shift Lever Position Indicators . 2008 Accord Sedan . 8, Shift Lock Release Side Airbags How Your Side Airbags Work . How the Side Airbag Off Indicator Works .

  • Page 415

    Tether Anchorage Points Theft Protection, Radio Three Way Catalytic Converter . Time, Setting the Timing Belt Tire Chains Tire, How to Change a Flat 2008 Accord Sedan Tire Information Tire Labeling Tire Pressure Monitoring . 9, System (TPMS) Low Tire Pressure .

  • Page 416

    Ventilation . 122, Viscosity, Oil Voice Control System . 126, WARNING, Explanation of Warning Labels, Location of * Warranty Coverages 2008 Accord Sedan Washers, Windshield Checking the Fluid Level Indicator Operation Wheels Adjusting the Steering Alignment and Balance Compact Spare...

  • Page 417

    Main Menu Index XM Satellite Radio . 157, U.S. only * 2008 Accord Sedan...

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    Main Menu 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 419: Service Information Summary

    Do not use ATF (see page Brake Fluid: Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 preferred, or a DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid as a temporary replacement (see page 2008 Accord Sedan...

  • Page 420

    The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatsoever.

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