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Congratulations! Your selection of a 2008 Honda Odyssey 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.
Several warranties protect your new vehicle. Read the warranty booklet
thoroughly so you understand the coverages and are aware of your rights
and responsibilities.
Maintaining your vehicle according to the schedules given in this manual
helps to keep your driving trouble-free while it preserves your investment.
When your vehicle needs maintenance, keep in mind that your dealer's staff
is specially trained in servicing the many systems unique to your vehicle.
Your dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer
any questions and concerns.
2008 Odyssey
Introduction
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   Summary of Contents for Honda 2008 Odyssey

  • Page 1 Main Menu Congratulations! Your selection of a 2008 Honda Odyssey 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 Odyssey...
  • Page 3 Safety Section − Instructions how to use this vehicle correctly and safely. − This entire book is filled with important safety information carefully. 2008 Odyssey 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, rear entertainment, security, cruise control and HomeLink) 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 Odyssey Technical Information ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information. Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S.
  • Page 6: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    * : If equipped AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER (P.378) SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P.183) AUXILIARY ACCESSORY POWER (P.283) (P.203) INPUT JACK SOCKET 2008 Odyssey Your Vehicle at a Glance PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.9, GLOVE BOXES (P.201) HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM/ CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.210) RETRACTABLE CENTER TRAY (P.195)
  • Page 7 Only on vehicles equipped with navigation system. Refer to the navigation system manual. * HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNAL/ (P.135, 138) FOG LIGHTS * * HORN STEERING WHEEL MULTI-INFORMATION ADJUSTMENT BUTTONS (P.141) 2008 Odyssey WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS (P.134) REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER (P.135) CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS CLOCK PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.35) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.140)
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Additional Safety Precautions . Protecting Children General − Guidelines All Children Must Be Restrained 2008 Odyssey 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...
  • 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 Odyssey 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) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (11) Door Locks 2008 Odyssey 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 Odyssey 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 Odyssey 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 Odyssey The rest of this section gives more detailed information about how you can maximize your safety. Remember, however, that no safety...
  • Page 14: Protecting Adults And Teens

    Your vehicle has a door and tailgate open indicator on the instrument panel to indicate when any door or the tailgate is not tightly closed. 2008 Odyssey Protecting Adults and Teens On Touring models The door and tailgate open indicator appears on the multi-information...
  • Page 15: Adjust The Front Seats

    On Touring models This vehicle has auto door locking/ unlocking features. See pages for how to set them. 2008 Odyssey 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 16: Adjust The Seat-backs

    See pages for how to adjust the front seats. 2008 Odyssey Protecting Adults and Teens Adjust the Seat-Backs Adjust the driver’s seat-back to a comfortable, upright position,...
  • Page 17: Adjust The Head Restraints

    Have passengers adjust their head restraints properly as well. Taller persons should adjust their restraint as high as possible. 2008 Odyssey Improperly positioning head restraints reduces their effectiveness and you can be seriously injured in a crash. Make sure head restraints are in place and positioned properly before driving.
  • Page 18: 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 Odyssey Protecting Adults and Teens This spreads the forces of a crash over the strongest bones in your upper body.
  • Page 19 Have your dealer check the belt as soon as possible. See page for additional information about your seat belts and how to take care of them. 2008 Odyssey Using the Lap/Shoulder Belt in the Center Position of the Third Row LATCH PLATE ANCHOR LATCH Except U.S.
  • Page 20 Before using the seat belt, make sure the detachable anchor is correctly latched. 2008 Odyssey Protecting Adults and Teens ANCHOR LATCH ANCHOR BUCKLE To unlatch the detachable anchor...
  • Page 21: Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

    2008 Odyssey Sitting improperly or out of position can result in serious injury or death in a crash.
  • Page 22: Advice For Pregnant Women

    Each time you have a checkup, ask your doctor if it’s okay for you to drive. 2008 Odyssey Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions Never let passengers ride in the cargo area or on top of a folded- If they do, they down back seat.
  • Page 23 Do not attach hard objects on or 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 Odyssey...
  • Page 24: Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

    6 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position. 2008 Odyssey If either the driver or a front passenger does not fasten their seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals.
  • Page 25: Lap/shoulder Belt

    After exiting the vehicle, be sure the belt is out of the way and will not get closed in the door. 2008 Odyssey All seat belts have an emergency locking retractor. In normal driving, the retractor lets you move freely in your seat while it keeps some tension on the belt.
  • Page 26: Automatic Seat Belt Tensionners

    For more information about the detachable seat belt, see page 2008 Odyssey Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners For added protection, the front seat belts are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners. When activated,...
  • Page 27: 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 booklet for Warranty Information details.
  • Page 28: Additional Information About Your Airbags

    System (OPDS) Sensors (13) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors/ OPDS Sensors Control Unit (14) Rear Safing Sensor (15) Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Indicator Additional Information About Your Airbags (12) (13) (15) (10) (11) (11) 2008 Odyssey (11) (11) (11) (14) (11) CONTINUED...
  • Page 29 (see page 2008 Odyssey Sensors that can detect whether the driver’s seat belt and the front passenger’s seat belt are latched or unlatched (see page A driver’s seat position sensor that...
  • Page 30: How Your Front Airbags Work

    (see page Emergency backup power in case your vehicle’s electrical system is disconnected in a crash. 2008 Odyssey How Your Front Airbags Work If you ever have a moderate to severe frontal collision, sensors will detect the vehicle’s rapid deceleration.
  • Page 31 (see page 2008 Odyssey After inflating, the front airbags will immediately deflate, so they won’t interfere with the driver’s visibility, or the ability to steer or operate other controls.
  • Page 32 This provides longer airbag inflation time with a little less force. 2008 Odyssey Dual-Threshold Airbags Your front airbags are also dual- threshold airbags. Airbags with this feature have two deployment...
  • Page 33 SEAT WEIGHT SENSOR 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 34: How Your Side Airbags Work

    ). If it is not, the mat may interfere with the proper operation of the front passenger’s seat and its sensors. 2008 Odyssey How Your Side Airbags Work If you ever have a moderate to severe side impact, sensors will...
  • Page 35 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 36: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work

    2008 Odyssey To get the best protection from the side curtain airbags, occupants should wear their seat belts and sit...
  • Page 37: How The Srs Indicator Works

    If the indicator stays on after the engine starts. If the indicator comes on or flashes on and off while you drive. 2008 Odyssey On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display (see page...
  • Page 38: Indicator Works

    It does there is a problem not mean with the airbag. 2008 Odyssey Be aware that objects placed on the front seat can cause the indicator to come on. If no weight is detected on the front seat, the airbag will be automatically shut off.
  • Page 39: Airbag Service

    Do not try to remove or replace any airbag by yourself. This must be done by an authorized dealer or a knowledgeable body shop. 2008 Odyssey The SRS indicator alerts you to a Take your vehicle to an problem. authorized dealer as soon as possible.
  • Page 40: Additional Safety Precautions

    This could make the dealer. driver’s seat position sensor or the front passenger’s weight sensors ineffective. 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.
  • Page 41: Protecting Children − General

    (see pages vehicle − 2008 Odyssey Children who are unrestrained or improperly restrained can be seriously injured or killed in a crash. Any child too small for a seat belt should be properly restrained in a child seat.
  • Page 42: All Children Should Sit In A Back Seat

    2008 Odyssey − General Guidelines Small Children Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger’s front airbag can...
  • Page 43 (U.S. models) and on the front visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels. U.S. Models SUN VISORS Canadian Models SUN VISORS 2008 Odyssey DASHBOARD...
  • Page 44: If You Must Drive With Several Children

    The back seat is far safer for a child than the front. 2008 Odyssey − General Guidelines Additional Safety Precautions Never hold an infant or child on If you are not wearing a your lap.
  • Page 45 2008 Odyssey Lock all doors and the tailgate when your vehicle is not in use. Children who play in vehicles can accidentally get trapped inside.
  • Page 46: Protecting Infants And Small Children

    2008 Odyssey Rear-facing Child Seat Placement A rear-facing child seat can be placed in any seating position in the second or third row, but not in the front.
  • Page 47: Protecting Small Children

    2008 Odyssey Of the different seats available, we recommend those that have a five- point harness system as shown.
  • Page 48 2008 Odyssey Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death if the front airbag inflates.
  • Page 49: Selecting A Child Seat

    In seating positions and vehicles not equipped with LATCH, a LATCH- compatible child seat can be installed using a seat belt. 2008 Odyssey Whatever type of seat you choose, to provide proper protection, a child seat should meet three requirements: The child seat should meet U.S.
  • Page 50: Installing A Child Seat

    If the child seat is not secure, try installing it in a different seating position, or use a different style of child seat that can be firmly secured. 2008 Odyssey Installing a Child Seat Secure the child in the child seat. Make sure the child is properly strapped in the child seat according to the child seat maker’s...
  • Page 51: With Latch

    Make sure there are no objects near the anchors that could prevent a secure connection between the child seat and the anchors. 2008 Odyssey 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 52 Lift the head restraint (see page ), then route the tether strap through the legs of the head restraint, over the seat-back and through the grab rail. 2008 Odyssey Installing a Child Seat TETHER STRAP HOOK ANCHOR Attach the tether strap hook to the...
  • Page 53 Follow steps 1 through 4 of the second row installation on pages 2008 Odyssey ANCHORAGE POINT The center seating position of the third row has an anchorage point on the tailgate sill.
  • Page 54: With A Lap/shoulder Belt

    (see page 2008 Odyssey Installing a Child Seat With the child seat in the desired seating position, route the belt through the child seat according to the seat maker’s instructions,...
  • Page 55 2008 Odyssey Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure enough to stay upright during normal driving maneuvers.
  • Page 56: With A Tether

    Second Row Installation TETHER ANCHORAGE POINT Each second row bucket seat has a tether anchorage point at the bottom of the seat-back. 2008 Odyssey Installing a Child Seat TETHER STRAP After properly securing the child seat (see page ), lift the head...
  • Page 57 Outside seating position ANCHORAGE POINTS Each outside seating position of the third row has an anchorage point on the seat-back. 2008 Odyssey Center seating position ANCHORAGE POINT The center seating position of the third row has an anchorage point on...
  • Page 58 Outside seating position TETHER STRAP HOOK ANCHOR Attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the tether strap is not twisted. 2008 Odyssey Installing a Child Seat Center seating position ANCHOR TETHER STRAP HOOK Tighten the strap according to the...
  • Page 59: Protecting Larger Children

    2008 Odyssey Checking Seat Belt Fit To determine if a lap/shoulder belt properly fits a child, have the child...
  • Page 60: Using A Booster Seat

    (e.g., 6 years or 60 lbs). Be sure to check current laws in the states or provinces where you intend 2008 Odyssey Protecting Larger Children to drive. Booster seats can be high-back or low-back.
  • Page 61: When Can A Larger Child Sit In Front

    To safely ride in front, a child must be able to follow the rules, including sitting properly, and wearing the seat belt properly throughout a ride. 2008 Odyssey If you decide that a child can safely ride up front, be sure to: Carefully read the owner’s manual,...
  • Page 62: Additional Safety Precautions

    Do not put any accessories on a Devices intended to seat belt. improve a child’s comfort or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can make the belt less effective and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash. 2008 Odyssey Protecting Larger Children...
  • Page 63: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Even with the door open, run the engine only long enough to move the vehicle out of the garage. 2008 Odyssey With the tailgate open, air flow can pull exhaust gas into your vehicle’s interior and create a hazardous condition.
  • Page 64: Safety Labels

    Read these labels carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S. dashboard label which may be removed by the owner), contact your dealer for a replacement. DASHBOARD U.S. models only CONTINUED 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 65 Main Menu Table Of Contents Safety Labels HOOD U.S. models Canadian models RADIATOR CAP DOORJAMB U.S. models 2008 Odyssey Canadian models...
  • Page 66 Door Locks Power Door Locks Auto Door Locking/ Unlocking Childproof Door Locks Tailgate Power Tailgate Sliding Doors Seats 2008 Odyssey Instruments and Controls Seat Heaters Driving Position Memory System Power Windows Moonroof Mirrors Parking Brake Adjustable Driver’s Foot Pedals .
  • Page 67: Control Locations

    Vehicle with navigation system is shown. : If equipped * AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P.378) SHIFT LEVER SEAT HEATER (P.183) SWITCHES ACCESSORY AUXILIARY POWER SOCKET INPUT JACK (P.192) (P.283) (P.203) 2008 Odyssey HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM/ CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.210) GLOVE BOXES (P.201) RETRACTABLE CENTER TRAY (P.195)
  • Page 68: Instrument Panel

    RESTRAINT (P.73) SYSTEM (SRS) INDICATOR (P.34, PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE (P.67, 471) SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.69, 473) 2008 Odyssey Instrument Panel VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.70) LOW TIRE PRESSURE (P.71, INDICATOR TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) INDICATOR (P.72, 389)
  • Page 69: Instrument Panel

    VSA ACTIVATION INDICATOR (P.70) HIGH BEAM INDICATOR (P.73) SYSTEM MESSAGE INDICATOR (P.76) SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) INDICATOR (P.34, 2008 Odyssey VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.70) CRUISE MAIN INDICATOR (P.75) LOW TIRE PRESSURE/TPMS INDICATOR (P.71, 391) CRUISE CONTROL INDICATOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (P.69,...
  • Page 70: Instrument Panel Indicators

    On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 2008 Odyssey Instrument Panel Indicators Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Indicator This indicator comes on for several seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.
  • Page 71 On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ or ‘‘FASTEN PASSENGER SEAT BELT’’ message on the multi- information display (see page 2008 Odyssey U.S. Canada Side Airbag Off Indicator This indicator comes on for several seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.
  • Page 72 On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘RELEASE PARKING BRAKE’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 2008 Odyssey Instrument Panel Indicators If it remains on after you have fully released the parking brake while the engine is running, or if it...
  • Page 73 On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘CHECK VSA SYSTEM’’ message on the multi- information display (see page 2008 Odyssey 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 74 For more information, see page U.S. model (If equipped) Your vehicle has Michelin PAX tires. Repair or replacement of PAX tires must be done by a Honda dealer or an authorized Michelin PAX system dealer. For more information, see page CONTINUED...
  • Page 75 Take the vehicle to your dealer to have the system checked. 2008 Odyssey Turn Signal and Hazard Warning Indicators The left or right turn signal indicator blinks when you signal a lane change or turn.
  • Page 76 (II) position and the parking brake is released, it means there is a problem in the high beam headlight’s circuit. Have your vehicle checked by your dealer. 2008 Odyssey Instrument Panel Indicators On Touring model If you see a ‘‘CHECK DRL SYSTEM’’ message on the multi- information display, there is a problem in the high beam headlight’s...
  • Page 77 E. There is a small reserve of fuel remaining in the tank when the reading does reach E. 2008 Odyssey On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘FUEL LOW’’ message on the multi-information display (see page...
  • Page 78 It goes off when your vehicle uses extra fuel. 2008 Odyssey Instrument Panel Indicators Door and Tailgate Open Indicator The appropriate light comes on in this indicator if the tailgate or any door is not closed tightly.
  • Page 79 SRS indicator, VSA system indicator, etc. 2008 Odyssey Security System Indicator SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR This indicator comes on when the security system is set. For more...
  • Page 80 FUEL GAUGE TEMPERATURE Avoid driving with an extremely low GAUGE f uel level. Running out of f uel could SELECT/RESET KNOB cause the engine to misf ire, damaging the catalytic converter. 2008 Odyssey Gauges...
  • Page 81 On Touring models For information about the multi- information display, see page 2008 Odyssey Odometer The odometer shows the total distance your vehicle has been driven. It measures miles in U.S. models and kilometers in Canadian models.
  • Page 82 Canadian models) warmer or cooler. NOTE: The temperature must be stabilized before doing this procedure. 2008 Odyssey Gauges To adjust the outside temperature indicator, press and hold the select/ reset knob for 10 seconds. The following sequence will appear for 1 second each: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, −...
  • Page 83 The ‘‘CHECK FUEL CAP’’ message will appear each time you restart the engine until the system turns the message off. 2008 Odyssey If the system still detects a leak in your vehicle’s evaporative emissions system, the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) comes on. If the fuel fill...
  • Page 84: Multi-information Display

    The driver’s ‘‘ID’’ is detected by the transmitter. For more information about driver’s ‘‘ID’’, see page 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display If you use the key to unlock the driver’s door, the display only shows ‘‘Welcome.’’ This means the system cannot recognize either ‘‘DRIVER 1’’...
  • Page 85 SEL/RESET BUTTON To change the display, press the INFO button on the steering wheel repeatedly until the desired information appears (see page 2008 Odyssey Messages in the trip computer include: INST. MPG (U.S. models)/ INST.L/100 km (Canadian models): Your vehicle’s current fuel mileage.
  • Page 86 SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel, or the select/reset knob on the instrument panel, AVERAGE FUEL B appears on the upper segment. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display You can customize the Trip A and AVERAGE FUEL A reset condition on the multi-information display (see...
  • Page 87 (TPMS). See page more information. Pressing the INFO button again brings the display back to the initial display of the trip computer ‘‘INST. MPG’’ (U.S. models) or ‘‘INST. L/ 100 km’’ (Canadian models). Press the INFO button 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 88 When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, what you last selected is displayed. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display Odometer The odometer shows the total distance your vehicle has been driven.
  • Page 89 Compass COMPASS In the left corner of the lower segment, a compass indicates which direction your vehicle is pointed. 2008 Odyssey Maintenance Minder MAINTENANCE ENGINE OIL LIFE SERVICE ITEM (S) The multi-information display in the instrument panel shows you the...
  • Page 90 (32°F, 0°C) could mean that ice is forming on the road surface. You can adjust the outside temperature on the multi- information display (see page 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display System Messages If there is a problem with your vehicle, for example, the engine oil...
  • Page 91 93, 473 Canada See page U.S. 97, 473 Canada See page 95, 392 See page 94, 391 See page 100, 454 2008 Odyssey See page 96, 471 See page 96, 471 See page 97, 472 See page See page 34, 98...
  • Page 92 99, 138 See page U.S. 99, 160 * Canada See page U.S. 99, 166 Canada See page 98, 354 See page See page * See page : Canadian model only 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display See page 95, 409 See page CONTINUED...
  • Page 93 5 seconds. To cancel the message(s) before 5 seconds elapsed, press the INFO button on the steering wheel. 2008 Odyssey Even if you press the INFO button, some messages stay on or come on again at regular intervals until the...
  • Page 94 Pressing the INFO button on the steering wheel momentarily changes the display to the normal display, but it will come back after 5 seconds. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display Release Parking Brake U.S. Canada If you start driving without releasing...
  • Page 95 The message should go off after several days of normal driving once you tighten or 2008 Odyssey replace the fuel fill cap. To scroll to another message, press the INFO button. The ‘‘TIGHTEN FUEL CAP’’...
  • Page 96 ‘‘FUEL LOW’’ on the multi-information display, and you must refuel soon. The low fuel indicator on the instrument panel will also come on. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display Washer Fluid Low On Canadian model only If the fluid level in the windshield washer reservoir gets low, you will see ‘‘WASHER FLUID LOW’’...
  • Page 97 ‘‘CHECK TIRE PRESSURE’’ message on the display. See page for more information on the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). 2008 Odyssey Warning: Approaching Object This message, and the indicator to the left of the message, is part of the parking sensor system. If you are approaching too close to an object, you will see ‘‘WARNING:...
  • Page 98 For details on engine oil life and maintenance messages, refer to page Also refer to page for important maintenance safety precautions. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display Check TPMS System If there is a problem in the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), you will see ‘‘CHECK TPMS...
  • Page 99 If you see this message, you should take immediate action since serious engine damage is possible. Follow the procedure on page 2008 Odyssey Check Charging System If you see ‘‘CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM’’ on the multi-information display, it means the battery is not being charged.
  • Page 100 See page for more information. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display Check Transmission If there is a problem with the automatic transmission, you will see ‘‘CHECK TRANSMISSION’’ on the multi-information display.
  • Page 101 ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ on the multi-information display. Take your vehicle to a dealer as soon as possible (see page 2008 Odyssey Check Parking Sensor System If there is a problem with the parking sensor system, the multi- information display shows a ‘‘CHECK PARKING SENSOR...
  • Page 102 Canada If there is a problem with the power tailgate, the display shows ‘‘CHECK POWER TAILGATE.’’ See page for more information. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display Check DRL System If you see a ‘‘CHECK DRL SYSTEM’’ message on the multi- information display, there is a problem in the high beam headlight’s...
  • Page 103 U.S. models (If equipped) For more information, see page Your vehicle is equipped with the Michelin PAX system. The PAX system uses the multi-information display to show you one of three messages while you are driving with a flat tire. 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 104 (Driver 1, Driver 2), repeat this procedure. The LED will blink for 1 second to indicate the custom setting has been activated. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display The first customizing menu is: CHANGE SETTING DEFAULT ALL If you want to change any vehicle control settings, select ‘‘CHANGE...
  • Page 105 Changes the driver’s seat to a stored setting. Changes how long (in seconds) the interior lights stay on after you close the doors. Changes how long (in seconds) the exterior lights stay on after you close the driver’s door. 2008 Odyssey Setting Option Page ENGLISH *...
  • Page 106 Changes the wiper operation between two settings when the wiper switch is in the INT position. Changes all the customized settings as they were when the vehicle left the factory. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display Page Setting Option SHIFT FROM P *...
  • Page 107 ‘‘DEFAULT ALL.’’ To set the default settings, select ‘‘OK’’ by pressing the INFO button, then press the SEL/RESET button. 2008 Odyssey When ‘‘DEFAULT ALL’’ is completed successfully, you will see the above display for several seconds, and the display will return to...
  • Page 108 Repeat the procedure to select ‘‘DEFAULT ALL.’’ If you want to cancel ‘‘DEFAULT ALL,’’ select ‘‘CANCEL,’’ then press the SEL/RESET button. The display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE ENTRY.’’ 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display...
  • Page 109 Press the INFO button until you see the setup you want to customize, and press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. Press the SEL/RESET button Press the INFO button 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 110 To customize a setting, press the INFO button repeatedly until you see the setting, and press the SEL/ RESET button. Then, follow the procedures described on the following pages. Multi-Information Display Press the INFO button 2008 Odyssey CONTINUED...
  • Page 111 There are three selectable languages, English, French, and Spanish. Each time you press the INFO button, the display changes as shown. 2008 Odyssey Select the language you want by pressing the INFO button, and press the SEL/RESET button to enter...
  • Page 112 ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display To exit ‘‘LANGUAGE SELECTION,’’ press the INFO button repeatedly until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/RESET button.
  • Page 113 ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Press the INFO button once, and you will see ‘‘ADJ. OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY’’ as shown above. 2008 Odyssey Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. The highlighted number is the current adjustment above or below the outside temperature.
  • Page 114 ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the adjustment. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display To exit ‘‘ADJ. OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ and press the SEL/RESET button.
  • Page 115 ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Press the INFO button repeatedly until you see ‘‘TRIP A RESET WITH REFUEL.’’ in the lower segment as shown above. 2008 Odyssey Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. The lower segment changes between ‘‘ON’’ and ‘‘OFF’’ each time you press the INFO button.
  • Page 116 ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display To exit ‘‘TRIP A RESET WITH REFUEL,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ and press the SEL/RESET button.
  • Page 117 ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Press the INFO button repeatedly until you see ‘‘ELAPSED TIME RESET’’ in the lower segment as shown above. 2008 Odyssey Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. Press the INFO button repeatedly until the desired condition appears, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection.
  • Page 118 ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display To exit ‘‘ELAPSED TIME RESET,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/RESET...
  • Page 119 SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. The display changes to ‘‘MEMORY POSITION LINK’’ as shown above. 2008 Odyssey Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. Select ‘‘ON’’ or ‘‘OFF’’ by pressing the INFO button, and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button.
  • Page 120 ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display To exit ‘‘MEMORY POSITION LINK,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/...
  • Page 121 SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. The display changes to ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME’’ as shown above. 2008 Odyssey Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. Each time you press the INFO button, the highlighted number changes from ‘‘15 sec,’’...
  • Page 122 If you fail to enter your selection, you will see the above display for several seconds, and the display goes back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display To exit ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then...
  • Page 123 SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. Then press the INFO button to display ‘‘HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER’’ as shown above. 2008 Odyssey Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. Each time you press the INFO button, the highlighted number changes from ‘‘0 sec,’’...
  • Page 124 ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display To exit ‘‘HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the...
  • Page 125 To customize a setting, press the INFO button repeatedly until you see the setting you want to customize, and press the SEL/RESET button. Then follow the procedures described on the following pages. Press the INFO button 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 126 ‘‘DOOR · WINDOW SETUP’’ press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. The display changes to ‘‘AUTO DOOR LOCK’’ as shown above. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. Press the INFO button repeatedly...
  • Page 127 ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. 2008 Odyssey To exit ‘‘AUTO DOOR LOCK,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/RESET button.
  • Page 128 SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. Then press the INFO button once. The display changes to ‘‘AUTO DOOR UNLOCK’’ as shown above. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. Press the INFO button repeatedly...
  • Page 129 ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. 2008 Odyssey To exit ‘‘AUTO DOOR UNLOCK,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/RESET button.
  • Page 130 Then press the INFO button repeatedly until you see ‘‘KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT’’ as shown above. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. Each time you press the INFO button, the display changes to ‘‘ON,’’...
  • Page 131 ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. 2008 Odyssey To exit ‘‘KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/RESET button.
  • Page 132 SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. Then press the INFO button repeatedly until you see ‘‘SECURITY RELOCK TIMER’’ as shown above. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display Press the SEL/RESET button, then press the INFO button. Select the desired relock time by...
  • Page 133 ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. 2008 Odyssey To exit ‘‘SECURITY RELOCK TIMER,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/RESET button.
  • Page 134 SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. The display changes to ‘‘FRONT WIPER ACTION’’ as shown above. 2008 Odyssey Multi-Information Display Press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. Press the INFO button to select ‘‘WITH VEH SPD’’...
  • Page 135 ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ Repeat the setup. 2008 Odyssey To exit ‘‘FRONT WIPER ACTION,’’ press the INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ then press the SEL/RESET button.
  • Page 136: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER NAVIGATION * HORN SYSTEM LIGHT CONTROL * BUTTONS SWITCH STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT MULTI-INFORMATION (P.141) BUTTONS 2008 Odyssey Controls Near the Steering Wheel (P.134) (P.135) CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS CLOCK (P.281) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.35) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.140)
  • Page 137: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    12 mph (20 km/h). − The wipers run at low speed. The wipers run at high speed. − 2008 Odyssey Pull the Windshield Washer − wiper control lever toward you, and hold it. The washers spray until you release the lever.
  • Page 138 The rear window wiper − operates intermittently. LO or HI The rear window wiper − operates continuously. 2008 Odyssey Turn Signal and Headlights Turn signal Parking and indicator lights AUTO (Touring models only) Headlights on High beams Flash high beams...
  • Page 139 ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position. 2008 Odyssey If you leave the lights on with the key removed from the ignition switch, you will hear a reminder chime when you open the driver’s...
  • Page 140 2008 Odyssey Headlights SENSOR The automatic lighting feature is controlled by a sensor located on top of the dashboard.
  • Page 141 10 minutes. 2008 Odyssey The lights turn on again when you unlock or open the driver’s door. If you unlock the door, but do not *...
  • Page 142: Instrument Panel Brightness

    (LX, EX, EX-L and Canadian DX models) while you adjust it. It goes out 5 seconds after you finish adjusting. 2008 Odyssey Instrument Panel Brightness To reduce glare at night, the instrument panel illumination dims when you turn the light switch to .
  • Page 143 It shuts off when you turn off the ignition. You have to turn the defogger on again when you restart the vehicle. 2008 Odyssey EX, EX-L and Touring models Make sure the rear window is clear and you have good visibility before starting to drive.
  • Page 144: Steering Wheel Adjustment

    Make sure you can see the instrument panel gauges and indicators. 2008 Odyssey Steering Wheel Adjustment Push the lever up to lock the steering wheel in position. Make sure you have securely...
  • Page 145: 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 Odyssey These keys contain electronic circuits that are activated by the immobilizer system.
  • Page 146: Immobilizer System

    Always take the ignition key with you whenever you leave the vehicle alone. 2008 Odyssey Immobilizer System As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the...
  • Page 147: Ignition Switch

    ACCESSORY (I) to the ON (II) position. 2008 Odyssey Use this position START (III) − only to start the engine. The switch returns to the ON (II) position when you let go of the key.
  • Page 148: Remote Transmitter

    If you relock the doors and the tailgate with the remote transmitter before 30 seconds have elapsed, the lights will go off immediately. 2008 Odyssey Remote Transmitter PANIC Press and hold this − button for about 1 second to attract attention;...
  • Page 149 Inside the transmitter, separate the inner cover from the keypad by releasing the two tabs on the cover. 2008 Odyssey Remove the old battery from the back of the inner cover, and note the polarity. Make sure the polarity of the new battery is the...
  • Page 150 UNLOCK button. To cancel this feature, press the LOCK button and the PASSENGER’S SIDE SLIDING DOOR button at the same 2008 Odyssey Remote Transmitter time. The LED will blink once. When you press the UNLOCK button, the front and rear individual...
  • Page 151 If the power sliding door MAIN switch on the dashboard is in the OFF position, you cannot open or close the sliding doors with the remote transmitter. 2008 Odyssey Opening or Closing the Power Tailgate TAILGATE BUTTON On Touring models only...
  • Page 152 LOCK or UNLOCK button. To turn the keyless memory settings back on, repeat this procedure. The LED will come on for 1 second to indicate the feature has been turned 2008 Odyssey Remote Transmitter Remote Transmitter Care Avoid dropping or throwing the transmitter.
  • Page 153 An improperly disposed of battery can hurt the environment. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal. 2008 Odyssey 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 154: Door Locks

    The remaining doors and the tailgate unlock when you turn the key a second time within a few seconds. 2008 Odyssey Door Locks Lockout Prevention With the driver’s door open and the key in the ignition, both master door lock switches are disabled.
  • Page 155 The doors and the tailgate lock when the vehicle speed reaches 9 mph (15 km/h). This is the default setting. 2008 Odyssey To turn off the Auto Door Lock modes: Make sure the shift lever is in the Park (P) position.
  • Page 156 Park (P) position. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and make sure to close the driver’s door. 2008 Odyssey Door Locks Push and hold the front of the master door lock switch on the driver’s door. You will hear a click.
  • Page 157 ACCESSORY (I) position. Move the shift lever to the Park (P) position. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. 2008 Odyssey Auto Door Unlocking On LX, EX, EX-L and Canadian DX models The auto door unlocking feature has...
  • Page 158 Release the switch, and within 5 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. 2008 Odyssey Door Locks To program the Park Unlock mode: Unlocks the driver’s door or all doors and tailgate when the shift lever is moved into the Park (P) position.
  • Page 159 Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and make sure to close the driver’s door. 2008 Odyssey Push and hold the brake pedal, and move the shift lever out of P. Push and hold the rear of the master door lock switch on the driver’s door.
  • Page 160 On EX, EX-L and Touring models With the childproof door locks on, automatic operation with the inside door handle is disabled. 2008 Odyssey Door Locks, Tailgate Tailgate To open the tailgate, pull the handle, then lift up. To close the tailgate, use the inner handle to pull it down, then press down on the back edge.
  • Page 161 2008 Odyssey TAILGATE SWITCH The tailgate can also be closed by pressing the button on the tailgate. If...
  • Page 162 The vehicle is parked on a steep hill. When the vehicle is swayed in a strong wind. 2008 Odyssey Tailgate When the tailgate or the roof is covered with snow or ice. Do not install any accessories on the tailgate.
  • Page 163 Use a small flat-tipped screwdriver to remove the cover on the back of the tailgate. 2008 Odyssey LEVER On Touring models Push the release lever to the right as shown. If you need to unlock the tailgate manually, it means there is a problem with the tailgate.
  • Page 164 Always close the window fully before opening the sliding door. 2008 Odyssey Tailgate, Sliding Doors Power Sliding Doors On EX, EX-L and Touring models The doors are electrically powered...
  • Page 165: Sliding Doors

    If you pull the door handle while a door is opening or closing, the door stops moving. If you pull the door handle again, the door will open fully. 2008 Odyssey Dashboard Switches MAIN SWITCH POWER SLIDING DOOR SWITCHES...
  • Page 166 Push and hold the same button again for at least 1 second and the door will reverse direction. 2008 Odyssey Sliding Doors Auto-Reverse Each power sliding door has an auto- reverse feature. If a door meets resistance while closing, it will beep three times and reverse direction.
  • Page 167 (see page ). This will prevent children from opening the doors accidentally. 2008 Odyssey Do not put any item in the door pocket that sticks out from the pocket. It can prevent the doors from opening or closing properly, and damage the vehicle body.
  • Page 168 When parking facing downhill on a steep grade, the power sliding doors may not open or close as they do normally. 2008 Odyssey Sliding Doors If you leave the vehicle on a steep downhill with a power sliding door half open and the engine off, the...
  • Page 169 Turn the MAIN switch to OFF, and have the system inspected by a dealer. 2008 Odyssey On Touring models If there is a problem in the power sliding door system, you will see a ‘‘CHECK LEFT SLIDING DOOR’’...
  • Page 170 Except U.S. LX and Canadian DX models Your vehicle has a second row plus- one seat that can be installed between the second row bucket seats when needed. The plus-one seat can also be used as a second row center console. 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 171 The third row seats do not adjust forward and backward. 2008 Odyssey To change the seat-back angle of the front seat, pull up the lever on the outside of the seat bottom.
  • Page 172 Make all adjustments before you start driving. 2008 Odyssey Seats Power Seat Adjustments On EX, EX-L and Touring models See pages for important safety −...
  • Page 173 On EX, EX-L and Touring models back angle forward To change the lumbar support, move or backward. the lever on the right side of the seat-back forward or backward. Keep moving the lever forward or backward until you find a suitable position. 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 174 2008 Odyssey Seats They are most effective when you adjust them so the center of the back of the occupant’s head rests against the center of the restraint.
  • Page 175 Push the release button, then pull the restraint out of the seat- back. 2008 Odyssey When reinstalling a head restraint, put the legs back in place. Then adjust it to the appropriate height while pressing the release button.
  • Page 176 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 Odyssey Seats For a head restraint system to work properly:...
  • Page 177 You need to remove the plus-one seat (see page ) before you can make this seat arrangement. 2008 Odyssey RELEASE LEVER To get into or out of the third row seat, pull up the release lever on the shoulder of each second row bucket seat.
  • Page 178 If you have already set the floor mat under the passenger’s side bucket seat, make sure you remove it before moving the bucket seat. 2008 Odyssey Seats HOOK Hook the front of the seat to the floor, then slide the seat toward the center of the vehicle.
  • Page 179 When the plus-one seat is in the center position, store the floor mat under the passenger’s side bucket seat as shown above. 2008 Odyssey When the passenger’s side bucket seat is in the outside position, and the plus-one seat is not used, install the floor mat and the cover over the floor anchors.
  • Page 180 Refer to the illustrations above. Center position BUTTONS SLIT TABS 2008 Odyssey Seats Removing the Bucket Seats in the Second Row SEAT-BACK LEVER LOCK RELEASE LEVER Both seats can be removed to give more cargo capacity.
  • Page 181 Make sure the seat is securely latched before driving. 2008 Odyssey Removing the Second Row Plus-One Seat Except U.S. LX and Canadian DX...
  • Page 182 LOCK RELEASE LEVER Unlock the seat from the floor by pulling the lock release lever and lifting the rear of the seat. 2008 Odyssey Seats Unhook the front of the seat from the floor by pulling it back slightly, then pivoting it upward.
  • Page 183 2008 Odyssey To use the plus-one seat as a center console, remove its seat cushion by pulling up the seat cushion strap.
  • Page 184 Pivot the seat into the cargo area floor recess. 2008 Odyssey Seats Make sure all items in the cargo area are secured. Loose items can fly forward and cause injury if you have to brake hard.
  • Page 185 Pivot the seat forward all the way. The front legs of the third row seat will automatically latch. STRAPS Pull the seat-back upright with the strap. Make sure the seat is securely locked into position before driving. 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 186: Seat Heaters

    LO by pushing SEAT HEATER SWITCHES the bottom of the switch. This will keep the seat warm. 2008 Odyssey Seat Heaters In the HI setting, the heater turns off when the seat gets warm, and turns back on after the seat’s temperature drops.
  • Page 187: Driving Position Memory System

    Adjust the seat to a comfortable position (see page Adjust the outside mirrors for best visibility (see page 2008 Odyssey MEMO BUTTON INDICATORS MEMORY BUTTONS Press and release the MEMO button on the driver’s door. You will hear a beep.
  • Page 188 (1 or 2) until you hear a beep. The system will move the seat and outside mirrors to the memorized positions. The indicator in the 2008 Odyssey selected memory button will flash during movement. When the adjustments are complete, you will hear two beeps, and the indicator will remain on.
  • Page 189: Power Windows

    To stop the window, pull/ push on the window switch briefly. 2008 Odyssey If the MAIN switch is OFF, the passenger windows cannot be raised or lowered. Keep the MAIN switch...
  • Page 190 You can open all of the windows from the outside with the remote transmitter. Press the UNLOCK button once to unlock the driver’s door. 2008 Odyssey Power Windows Press the UNLOCK button a second time, and hold it. The passenger’s doors unlock, and all four windows start to open.
  • Page 191 To stop the windows, release the key. To close the windows further, turn and hold the key again (within 10 seconds of step 2). 2008 Odyssey If the windows stop before the desired position, repeat steps 2 and 3.
  • Page 192 Make sure all hands and fingers are clear of the moonroof before opening or closing it. 2008 Odyssey Moonroof If you try to open the moonroof in below-f reezing temperatures, or when it is covered with snow or ice, you can damage the moonroof panel or its motor.
  • Page 193 Press the button again to turn off this feature. 2008 Odyssey On U.S. EX-L without navigation system and Canadian EX-L models When you shift to reverse with the...
  • Page 194 When you finish, move the selector switch to the center (off) position. This turns the adjustment switch off to keep your settings. 2008 Odyssey Mirrors Reverse Tilt Door Mirror Both outside door mirrors have a reverse tilt feature. When in reverse,...
  • Page 195: Mirrors, Parking Brake

    The parking brake indicator on the instrument panel should go out when the parking brake is fully released (see page 2008 Odyssey 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.
  • Page 196: Adjustable Driver's Foot Pedals

    Push and hold the bottom of the adjustment switch until pedals are in the position you can press them fully and comfortably. 2008 Odyssey Adjustable Driver’s Foot Pedals Do not adjust the pedals with your foot on or under either pedal.
  • Page 197: Interior Convenience Items

    BEVERAGE HOLDERS * AC POWER OUTLET ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET * : If equipped COAT HOOK BEVERAGE HOLDER IN-FLOOR STORAGE * BEVERAGE HOLDER 2008 Odyssey SUN VISOR SUNGLASSES HOLDER VANITY MIRROR UPPER GLOVE LOWER GLOVE BOX CENTER POCKET ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET...
  • Page 198 Do not keep items on the tray while driving. They may fall down or fly around when you go around corners or brake hard. 2008 Odyssey Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders Be careful when you are using the beverage holders. A spilled liquid that is very hot can scald you or your passengers.
  • Page 199 To use the beverage holder, remove the seat cushion, and fold the seat- back by pulling the seat-back strap (see page 2008 Odyssey The beverage holders for the third row seat passengers are in the armrests on the rear side panels.
  • Page 200 If a window is opened, the shade can be blown off its hooks. As the shade automatically retracts, it could hit and hurt anyone sitting too close to the window. 2008 Odyssey Interior Convenience Items Sunglasses Holder Push SUNGLASSES HOLDER To open the sunglasses holder, push then release the raised detent.
  • Page 201 To switch back to the sunglasses holder, close the conversation mirror and then open the sunglasses holder. 2008 Odyssey Sun Visor SUN VISOR To use the sun visor, pull it down. When using the sun visor for the side window, remove the support rod from the clip, and swing it out.
  • Page 202 LEVER To open the compartment, pull the lever and lift the lid. To close, lower the lid and push it down until it latches. 2008 Odyssey Interior Convenience Items Second Row Console STRAP Except U.S. LX and Canadian DX models You can store items under the seat cushion of the plus-one seat.
  • Page 203 Pull down the upper edge of the stopper, and slide it up or down. 2008 Odyssey You can store items in the floor storage area up to 22 lbs (10 kg). Do not exceed this weight limit, or you may damage the floor storage area.
  • Page 204 Open the upper glove box by pressing the button. The lid will swing open. Close it with a firm push. 2008 Odyssey Interior Convenience Items Keep the glove boxes closed while driving. If either are open, a passenger could be injured during a crash or sudden stop.
  • Page 205 Without rear entertainment system Open the center pocket by pulling the handle. Close it with a firm push. With rear entertainment system 2008 Odyssey Coin Pocket A coin holder is located in front of the beverage holder. To use the coin holder, pull the handle, then push the button.
  • Page 206 120 watts or less (10 amps). None of the sockets will power an automotive type cigarette lighter element. 2008 Odyssey Interior Convenience Items AC Power Outlet If equipped There is a 115 volt AC power outlet in the rear compartment on the driver’s side.
  • Page 207 Any appliances that require an extremely stable power supply such as microcomputer-controlled electric blankets, touch sensor lamps, etc., should not be connected to this outlet. 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 208: Interior Lights

    The individual map lights in the second and third rows cannot be turned on. 2008 Odyssey Interior Lights When the switch is in the door activated position: The individual map lights in the front come on when any door is opened.
  • Page 209 On Touring models You can change the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME’’ setting on the multi-information display (see page 2008 Odyssey Individual Map Lights Front Turn on the front and rear individual map lights by pushing the lens of each light. Push the lens again to turn it off.
  • Page 210 In the center position, it comes on when you open the tailgate. In the ON position, it stays on continuously. 2008 Odyssey Interior Lights Ignition Switch Light The ignition switch light comes on when you open the driver’s door, and stays on several seconds after you close the door.
  • Page 211 The courtesy lights in the front doors come on when you open any door. The courtesy light between the map lights come on when you turn the parking lights on. To adjust its brightness, turn the select/reset knob on the instrument panel. 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 212 Playing Discs Disc Changer Error Messages . Protecting Your Discs AM/FM Radio Reception Playing a Tape Setting the Clock Remote Audio Controls 2008 Odyssey Features Auxiliary Input Jack Radio Theft Protection Rear Entertainment System Security System Cruise Control HomeLink Universal...
  • Page 213: Vents, Heating, And A/c

    CONTROL DIAL CONTROL DIAL REAR WINDOW REAR REAR LOCK DEFOGGER ON/OFF BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL REAR TEMPERATURE SWITCH 2008 Odyssey REAR CONTROLLER DIAL FAN CONTROL BUTTONS MODE BUTTON AIR CONDITIONING (A/C) BUTTON PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCH...
  • Page 214 Changing the passenger’s side temperature or the temperature of the rear passenger 2008 Odyssey Vents, Heating, and A/C compartment makes the indicator to go off, and takes the system out of SYNC mode.
  • Page 215 In this mode, you cannot turn off the A/C and also cannot switch to fresh air mode. 2008 Odyssey When you switch to , the , the A/C stays on, and you can turn it on and off manually.
  • Page 216: Ex, Ex-l And Touring Models

    Set the fan to the desired speed. Adjust the warmth of the air with the temperature control dial or buttons. 2008 Odyssey Vents, Heating, and A/C Using the A/C Air conditioning places an extra load on the engine. Watch the engine coolant temperature gauge (see page ).
  • Page 217 When you switch to another mode from , the A/C turns off. But if it was on to start with, it stays on. 2008 Odyssey To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice From the Windows Select . The system automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C.
  • Page 218: Using Automatic Climate Control

    In AUTO mode, the rear passenger compartment temperature is also regulated independently. 2008 Odyssey Vents, Heating, and A/C Semi-automatic Operation On EX, EX-L and Touring models You can manually select various functions of the climate control system when it is in fully automatic mode.
  • Page 219: Using The Rear A/c Unit

    A/C. Turning the dial clockwise changes the fan speed to the rear passengers. 2008 Odyssey With the dial in this position, − the rear control panel can be used by a second row passenger to adjust the rear fan speed, airflow, and temperature.
  • Page 220 (On front control panel) EX, EX-L and Touring models REAR ON/OFF BUTTON REAR LOCK BUTTON REAR TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTON 2008 Odyssey Vents, Heating, and A/C On EX, EX-L and Touring models REAR Button − When the indicator in this button is off, no air flows to the rear vents.
  • Page 221 MODE CONTROL DIAL divided between the rear floor vents and rear ceiling vents. Turn the rear temperature control dial clockwise to increase the temperature of the airflow. 2008 Odyssey is selected, air flows is selected, air flows is selected, airflow is...
  • Page 222 When is selected, airflow is divided between the rear floor vents and rear ceiling vents. 2008 Odyssey Vents, Heating, and A/C Pressing the AUTO button puts the system in automatic operation mode. The rear system automatically...
  • Page 223: Climate Control Sensors

    There is also a rear sensor on the rear sidewall near the exhaust vent. Do not cover the sensors or spill any liquid on them. 2008 Odyssey TEMPERATURE SENSOR...
  • Page 224: Audio System

    For vehicles with rear entertainment system, see pages through LX and Canadian DX models EX-L model with Rear Entertainment System 2008 Odyssey Audio System EX and EX-L models U.S. EX-L and Touring models with Rear Entertainment System with Navigation System...
  • Page 225: Playing The Am/fm Radio

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the AM/FM Radio (LX and Canadian DX models) FM BUTTON AM BUTTON TUNE/SOUND KNOB PWR/VOL KNOB PRESET BUTTONS SCAN BUTTON SEEK BAR AUTO SELECT BUTTON 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 226 To activate it press the + − side of the bar, then release it. 2008 Odyssey SCAN The scan function samples − all stations with strong signals on the selected band. To activate it, press the SCAN button, then release it.
  • Page 227 If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons as previously described. 2008 Odyssey , press the To turn off auto select A. SEL (auto select) button. This restores the presets you originally set.
  • Page 228 BAL adjusts the side-to-side strength, while FAD adjusts the front-to-back strength. 2008 Odyssey Audio System Lighting You can use the instrument panel brightness control knob to adjust the illumination of the audio system (see page ).
  • Page 229: Playing A Disc

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing a Disc (LX and Canadian DX models) DISP BUTTON RDM BUTTON EJECT BUTTON CD SLOT DISC SCAN/RPT BUTTON DISC − CD BUTTON 2008 Odyssey SKIP BAR + BUTTON BUTTON...
  • Page 230 (DRM), the audio unit displays UNSUPPORTED FORMAT, and then skips to the next file. Video CDs and DVD discs do not work in this unit. 2008 Odyssey The specifications for compatible MP3 files are: Sampling frequency: − 32/44.1/48 kHz (MPEG1) 24/22.05/16 kHz (MPEG2)
  • Page 231 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 Odyssey Text Data Display Function Each time you press the DISP (preset 1) button, the display shows you the text data on a disc, if the disc was recorded with text data.
  • Page 232 When you turn on the audio system next time, the system keeps your selection with the DISP button. 2008 Odyssey To Change or Select Tracks/Files You can use the SKIP bar while a disc is playing to select passages and change tracks (files in MP3/WMA mode).
  • Page 233 10 second sampling of each track/ file on the disc. Press and hold the SCAN/RPT button for about 2 seconds to get out of scan mode and play the last track/file sampled. 2008 Odyssey In MP3 or WMA mode This F-SCAN (FOLDER SCAN) −...
  • Page 234 Each time you press and release the SCAN/RPT button, the mode changes from file repeat to folder repeat, then to normal playing. 2008 Odyssey RANDOM (Random within a disc) − This feature plays the tracks (the files in MP3 or WMA mode) within a disc in random order.
  • Page 235 When you turn the system back on, the disc will begin playing where it left off. 2008 Odyssey Protecting Compact Discs For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page...
  • Page 236: Disc Player Error Messages

    PUSH EJECT BAD DISC Servo Error CHECK MANUAL The ejected disc will not be reloaded automatically. 2008 Odyssey Solution Current track will skipped. The next supported track or file plays automatically. Press the eject button and pull out the disc.
  • Page 237: Playing The Am/fm Radio

    PWR/VOL KNOB SOUND KNOB BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS SCAN BUTTON AUTO SELECT BUTTON EX-L model with Rear Entertainment System TUNE KNOB PWR/VOL KNOB SEEK BAR AUTO SELECT BUTTON 2008 Odyssey AM/FM BUTTON SOUND (TUNE) KNOB PRESET BUTTONS SCAN BUTTON SEEK BAR...
  • Page 238 To activate it press the + − side of the bar, then release it. 2008 Odyssey SCAN The SCAN function − samples all stations with strong signals on the selected band. To activate it, press the SCAN button, then release it.
  • Page 239 If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons as previously described. 2008 Odyssey , press the To turn off auto select A. SEL (auto select) button. This restores the presets you originally set.
  • Page 240 BAL adjusts the side-to-side strength, while FAD adjusts the front-to-back strength. 2008 Odyssey Audio System Lighting You can use the instrument panel brightness control knob to adjust the illumination of the audio system (see page ).
  • Page 241: Playing The Xm Satellite Radio

    AUX/XM BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS SCAN BUTTON EX-L model with Rear Entertainment System TUNE KNOB U.S. EX model AUX (XM) BUTTON DISP/MODE BUTTON CATEGORY BAR 2008 Odyssey PWR/VOL KNOB TUNE KNOB XM BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS SCAN BUTTON CATEGORY BAR DISP/MODE BUTTON...
  • Page 242 In category mode, such as Jazz, Rock, Classical, etc., you can select all of the channels within that category. 2008 Odyssey Each time you press and release the DISP/MODE button, the display changes in the following sequence: channel name, channel number, category, artist name, and music title.
  • Page 243 When you hear a channel you want to continue listening to, press the button again. 2008 Odyssey You can store up to 12 Preset − preset channels using the six preset buttons.
  • Page 244 − code is being updated. Wait until the encryption code is fully updated. Channels 0 and 1 should still work normally. 2008 Odyssey ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ The signal is − currently too weak. Move the vehicle to an area away from tall buildings, and with an unobstructed view of the southern horizon.
  • Page 245 Satellite signals are more likely to be blocked by tall buildings and mountains the farther north you travel from the equator. 2008 Odyssey Depending on where you drive, you may experience reception problems. Interference can be caused by any of...
  • Page 246 I.D. number, turn the TUNE knob until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. Your I.D. will appear in the display. 2008 Odyssey After you’ve registered with XM Radio, keep your audio system in the Satellite Radio mode while you wait for activation.
  • Page 247: Playing Discs

    DISC − EX-L model with Rear Entertainment System CD BUTTON LOAD BUTTON DISP BUTTON SKIP BAR DISC + BUTTON BUTTON 2008 Odyssey LOAD INDICATOR CD SLOT LOAD BUTTON EJECT BUTTON CD BUTTON SKIP BAR DISC + BUTTON SCAN/RPT DISC −...
  • Page 248 8/16/24/32/40/48/56/64/80/96/ 112/128/160 kbps (MPEG2) Compatible with variable bit rate − and multi-session Maximum layers − (including ROOT): 8 layers 2008 Odyssey The specifications of the compatible WMA file are: Sampling frequency: − 32/44.1/48 kHz Bit rate: 48/64/80/96/128/160/192 kbps Compatible with variable bit rate −...
  • Page 249 The system will load the disc and begin playing it. 2008 Odyssey If you press the LOAD button while a disc is playing, the system will stop playing that disc and start the loading sequence.
  • Page 250 MP3 or WMA. When you insert a disc, and the system begins to play. 2008 Odyssey When playing a CD-DA with text data, the album and track name are shown in the display. With a disc in MP3 or WMA, the display shows the folder and file name.
  • Page 251 Press and hold the SCAN/RPT button for 2 seconds to get out of scan mode and play the last file sampled. 2008 Odyssey DISC SCAN − This feature, when activated, samples the first track (file in MP3 or WMA) in each disc. To...
  • Page 252 WMA mode, press the RDM button twice to select RDM (within a disc random play). You will see RDM in the display. Press the RDM button again to turn it off. 2008 Odyssey In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER-RANDOM − This...
  • Page 253 The disc that was last selected is ejected first. You can eject up to six discs, one at a time. 2008 Odyssey Protecting Compact Discs For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page...
  • Page 254: Disc Changer Error Messages

    EJECT BAD DISC PLEASE CHECK Servo Error OWNER’S MANUAL 2008 Odyssey 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 255: Playing The Am/fm Radio

    See the navigation section in your quick start guide for an overview of this system, and the navigation system manual for complete details. SCAN BUTTON AUTO SELECT AM/FM BUTTON BUTTON XM BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS PWR/VOL KNOB 2008 Odyssey SEEK BAR TUNE/SOUND KNOB...
  • Page 256 When it finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds. 2008 Odyssey If you do nothing, the system will scan for the next strong station and play it for 10 seconds. When it plays a station that you want to listen to, press the SCAN button again.
  • Page 257 A.SEL button or touch the AUTO SELECT icon. This restores the presets you originally set. For information on AM/FM radio frequencies and reception, see page 2008 Odyssey Adjusting the Sound Press the SOUND (TUNE) knob repeatedly to display the bass, treble, balance, and fader settings.
  • Page 258 (FM1, FM2, or AM). AUTO SELECT, SCAN, and SEEK are adjustable from the navigation screen. For an explanation of these functions, see pages 2008 Odyssey AUTO SELECT Touch the − AUTO SELECT icon to activate the auto select function. You will see AUTO SEL in the upper display.
  • Page 259 ‘‘FR’’ or ‘‘RR’’ icon. To see the audio display when you are finished adjusting the sound, wait 5 seconds. 2008 Odyssey Audio System Lighting You can use the instrument panel brightness control knob to adjust the illumination of the audio system (see page ).
  • Page 260: Playing The Xm Satellite Radio

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (Models with navigation system) SCAN/RPT BUTTON DISP/MODE BUTTON AUTO SELECT BUTTON AM/FM BUTTON SEEK BAR XM BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS TUNE KNOB PWR/VOL KNOB CONTINUED 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 261 In category mode, such as Jazz, Rock, Classical, etc., you can select all of the channels within that category. 2008 Odyssey Each time you press and release the DISP/MODE button, the display changes in the following sequence: channel name, channel number, category, artist name, and music title.
  • Page 262 CATEGORY bar, or the SCAN button to tune to a desired channel. You can also touch the SCAN icon on the audio display. 2008 Odyssey In category mode, only channels within that category can be selected. In channel mode, all channels can be selected.
  • Page 263 This channel has no ‘‘NO INFO’’ − artist or title information at this time. 2008 Odyssey ‘‘CHECK There is a problem ANTENNA’’ − with the XM antenna. Please consult your dealer.
  • Page 264 Signal weaker in these areas. GROUND REPEATER mountains the farther north you travel from the equator. 2008 Odyssey Depending on where you drive, you may experience reception problems. Interference can be caused by any of these conditions: Driving on the north side of an east/west mountain road.
  • Page 265 I.D. number, turn the TUNE knob until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. Your I.D. will appear in the display. 2008 Odyssey After you’ve registered with XM Radio, keep your audio system in the satellite radio mode while you wait for activation.
  • Page 266: Playing Discs

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) LOAD BUTTON CD SLOT LOAD INDICATOR EJECT BUTTON CD BUTTON RDM BUTTON DISP BUTTON SCAN/RPT BUTTON SKIP BAR DISC − BUTTON DISC + BUTTON CONTINUED 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 267 (DRM), the audio unit displays UNSUPPORTED FORMAT, and then skips to the next file. Video CDs and DVD discs do not work in this unit. 2008 Odyssey The specifications of the compatible MP3 file are: Sampling frequency: − 32/44.1/48 kHz (MPEG1) 24/22.05/16 kHz (MPEG2)
  • Page 268 Press and hold the LOAD button beside the CD slot until you see ‘‘LOAD’’ in the display, then release the button. 2008 Odyssey The indicators above the disc buttons of the empty positions will blink, and the green load indicator above the CD slot comes on.
  • Page 269 It will then play the disc just loaded. You cannot load and play 3-inch (8-cm) discs in this system. 2008 Odyssey Text Data Display Function Each time you press the DISP button, the display shows you the text data on a disc, if the disc was recorded with text data.
  • Page 270 When you turn on the audio system next time, the system keeps your selection with the DISP button. 2008 Odyssey To Change or Select Tracks/Files You can use the SKIP bar while a disc is playing to select passages and change tracks (files in MP3/WMA mode).
  • Page 271 Press and hold the SCAN/RPT button for 2 seconds to get out of scan mode and play the last file sampled. 2008 Odyssey DISC SCAN − This feature, when activated, samples the first track (file in MP3 or WMA) in each disc. To...
  • Page 272 WMA mode, press the RDM button twice to select RDM (within a disc random play). You will see RDM in the display. Press the RDM button again to turn it off. 2008 Odyssey In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER-RANDOM − This...
  • Page 273 The disc that was last selected is ejected first. You can eject up to six discs, one at a time. 2008 Odyssey Protecting Compact Discs For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page...
  • Page 274: Disc Changer Error Messages

    EJECT BAD DISC PLEASE CHECK Servo Error OWNER’S MANUAL 2008 Odyssey 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 275: Protecting Your Discs

    Never try to insert foreign objects in the disc player or the disc changer. 2008 Odyssey Handle a disc by its edges; never touch either surface. Do not place stabilizer rings or labels on the disc.
  • Page 276 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 Odyssey Protecting Your Discs Sealed With Plastic Ring Poor quality discs Burrs CONTINUED...
  • Page 277 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 Odyssey Recommended discs are printed with the following logo. Audio unit may not play the following formats.
  • Page 278: Am/fm 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 Odyssey AM/FM Radio Reception Driving very near the transmitter of a station that is broadcasting on a...
  • Page 279 Electrical interference from passing vehicles and stationary sources (such as garages or parking structures) can cause temporary reception problems. 2008 Odyssey As required by the FCC: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s...
  • Page 280: Playing A Tape

    DOLBY NR BUTTON REW BUTTON PLAY/PROG BUTTON FF BUTTON RPT BUTTON EX and EX-L models without Rear Entertainment System SKIP BAR 2008 Odyssey Playing a Tape (Optional) DOLBY NR BUTTON REW BUTTON PLAY/PROG SKIP BAR BUTTON FF BUTTON RPT BUTTON U.S.
  • Page 281 EX-L model with Rear Entertainment System without Navigation System DOLBY NR BUTTON REW BUTTON PLAY/PROG BUTTON FF BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON EX-L and Touring models with Rear Entertainment System and Navigation System SKIP BAR FF BUTTON 2008 Odyssey SKIP BAR REW BUTTON PLAY/PROG DOLBY NR BUTTON BUTTON...
  • Page 282 When you turn the system back on, the tape will begin playing where it left off. 2008 Odyssey Playing a Tape (Optional) To switch to the radio or CD player while a tape is playing, press the AM or FM button or AM/FM button, or CD button.
  • Page 283 Use 100-minute or shorter tapes. Tapes longer than that may break or jam in the drive. 2008 Odyssey If the tape is loose, tighten it by turning the hub with a pencil or your finger. If the label is peeling off, remove it or it could cause the tape to jam in the player.
  • Page 284: Setting The Clock

    R (RESET) button sets the clock back to the previous hour. If the displayed time is after the half hour, the clock sets forward to the beginning of the next hour. 2008 Odyssey Setting the Clock CLOCK BUTTON R BUTTON M BUTTON U.S.
  • Page 285: Remote Audio Controls

    Press the bottom ( ) to go back to the previous − station. 2008 Odyssey 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 286: Auxiliary Input Jack

    The auxiliary input jack is on the dashboard next to the accessory power socket. The system will accept auxiliary input from standard audio accessories. When a compatible audio unit is connected to the jack, press the AUX button to select it. 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 287: Radio Theft Protection

    The code is on the radio code card included in your owner’s manual kit. When it is entered correctly, the radio will start playing. 2008 Odyssey If you make a mistake entering the code, do not start over; complete the five-digit sequence, then enter the correct code.
  • Page 288: Rear Entertainment System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Models with Navigation System REAR PWR BUTTON REAR CTRL KNOB Models without Navigation System REAR PWR BUTTON REAR CTRL KNOB Rear Entertainment System Overhead Screen Unit DVD Player 2008 Odyssey CONTINUED...
  • Page 289 ‘‘DVD EJECT’’ in the display. You should select another source or insert a DVD. 2008 Odyssey Rear Speakers When you turn on the system, the rear speakers are automatically turned off if the rear system selects a different entertainment source than the front system.
  • Page 290 Operating the DVD Player from the Front Control Panel The DVD player in your rear entertainment system can play DVD video discs and CDs. 2008 Odyssey Rear Entertainment System REAR CONTROL PANEL OPEN BUTTON OVERHEAD SCREEN Open the overhead screen by pushing the OPEN button.
  • Page 291 Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Entertainment System Models with Navigation System REAR CTRL KNOB PLAY BUTTON Models without Navigation System PLAY BUTTON PAUSE SEEK/SKIP BAR PAUSE BUTTON REAR CTRL KNOB SEEK/SKIP BAR BUTTON 2008 Odyssey EJECT BUTTON...
  • Page 292 Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous track or chapter. 2008 Odyssey Rear Entertainment System EJECT Press the eject button to −...
  • Page 293 Press the button to search down the channels in the channel mode. The system will search down the channels within the category 2008 Odyssey DISP BUTTON DVD/AUX BUTTON CD BUTTON when the radio is in the category...
  • Page 294 ▲ ▼ the discs. 2008 Odyssey Rear Entertainment System To Play the Optional Tape Player from the Rear Control Panel To rewind the tape, push the button. You will see REW in the display.
  • Page 295 Release the button when the system reaches the point you want. 2008 Odyssey DISP BUTTON ENT BUTTON MENU/SCROLL BUTTON To select the menu on the DVD, press the MENU/SCROLL button.
  • Page 296 (STATUS 1). When you press the DISP button again, the subtitle, audio, angle, sound characteristics, and personal surround logo are displayed (STATUS 2). 2008 Odyssey Rear Entertainment System To go back to play, press the DISP button.
  • Page 297 RETURN or SETUP button, or select ‘‘Close’’ by pressing the button, then press the ENT button. 2008 Odyssey Play Mode When you select ‘‘Play Mode’’ by pressing the button, the play mode setup menu is displayed...
  • Page 298 (Dolby Digital, LPCM, MPEG Audio, dts) recorded with the selected language are also displayed next to the language. 2008 Odyssey Rear Entertainment System The selectable languages vary from DVD to DVD, and this feature may not be available on some DVDs.
  • Page 299 ▼ ▲ Press the RETURN or ENT button to go back to the play mode setup menu. 2008 Odyssey Angle On some DVDs, the scenes are recorded by more than one camera, giving different viewpoints of the same scene. To change the angle, select ‘‘Angle’’...
  • Page 300 ENT button to begin the title search. If you press the RETURN button, the display returns to the play mode setup menu without doing the search. 2008 Odyssey Rear Entertainment System To do a chapter search, select ‘‘Chapter’’ by pressing the ▼...
  • Page 301 ENT button. If you want to change the number, select ‘‘DEL,’’ and press the ENT button, then select and enter the new number. 2008 Odyssey Select and enter the second digit number the same way. The cursor will automatically move to the ‘‘ENT’’...
  • Page 302 SURROUND’’ logo is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen. If you select ‘‘Off,’’ the logo disappears, and there will be no special sound effect. 2008 Odyssey Rear Entertainment System Display To adjust the display, select ‘‘Display’’ by pressing the...
  • Page 303 ▼ ▲ then pressing the ENT button. 2008 Odyssey The display changes as shown above. Select ‘‘Yes,’’ and press the ENT button. You will see the message ‘‘Default display settings applied’’ on the display for 5 seconds.
  • Page 304 Main Menu Table Of Contents Screen Mode You can set the screen mode to these settings: Normal Wide Zoom Full Rear Entertainment System Normal Zoom 2008 Odyssey Wide Full CONTINUED...
  • Page 305 Select the desired setting by pressing the button, then ▼ ▲ press the ENT button. 2008 Odyssey The selected setting will be highlighted in blue for one second, and the screen returns to the play mode in the selected setting.
  • Page 306 To return to the stop or prestop screen, select ‘‘Close’’ using the button, and then press the ENT, or the SETUP button. 2008 Odyssey Rear Entertainment System Menu Language To select the language used in the DISC menus, select ‘‘Menu Lang’’ by pressing the ▼...
  • Page 307 Select ‘‘other,’’ and press the ENT button. The display changes as shown in the next column. 2008 Odyssey If you select ‘‘No,’’ and press the ENT button, the display returns to the initial screen of the ‘‘Language’’...
  • Page 308 Then select and enter the correct number digit as described. The display returns to the initial ‘‘Language’’ menu screen. 2008 Odyssey Rear Entertainment System Audio Language You can select the dubbed language before playing DVDs.
  • Page 309 INITIAL SETTINGS (Others) When you select ‘‘Others’’ at the bottom of the ‘‘INITIAL SETTINGS’’ screen, the above menu appears on the screen. 2008 Odyssey Dynamic Range ‘‘Dynamic Range’’ reduces the differences between the loud and quiet sound levels throughout the disc.
  • Page 310 DVD, the angle mark is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen. You can set the system to display or not display this angle mark. 2008 Odyssey Rear Entertainment System Select ‘‘Angle Mark’’ by pressing the button. The above submenu ▼...
  • Page 311 If you select ‘‘No,’’ and press the ENT button, the display returns to the ‘‘Others’’ menu. 2008 Odyssey When you select and enter ‘‘Yes,’’ the display changes as shown above. To change the level, you need to enter your four digit password.
  • Page 312 ▼ ▲ to change the level, and then press the ENT button to enter your selection. 2008 Odyssey Rear Entertainment System Changing the Password The password was set to ‘‘1111’’ when the vehicle left the factory. CONTINUED...
  • Page 313 ‘‘ENT’’ on the display. Press the ENT button on the control panel. 2008 Odyssey If the system does not recognize the password you entered, you will see the above display. Repeat the password setting steps until you enter the correct password.
  • Page 314 10 times. The display changes as shown above. If you want to use the default password (1111), select ‘‘Yes,’’ and press the ENT button. The message ‘‘Default password setting applied’’ is displayed for 5 seconds. 2008 Odyssey Rear Entertainment System...
  • Page 315 If it takes several pushes on the button to operate the rear entertainment system, have your dealer replace the batteries as soon as possible. Battery type: BR3032 2008 Odyssey An improperly disposed of battery can hurt the environment. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal.
  • Page 316 The DVD player in your rear entertainment system can play DVDs and CDs bearing the above marks on their packages or jackets. 2008 Odyssey Rear Entertainment System Those packages or jackets should also bear the designation of ‘‘1’’ or ‘‘ALL’’. DVD-ROMs cannot be played in this system.
  • Page 317 The disc is not playable in this unit. Eject the disc, and insert a disc compatible with this system. Parental control active. Reinsert the disc, and increase the parental control level (see Change level to view. pages 2008 Odyssey Solution...
  • Page 318 Wearing the headphones backwards may affect audio reception, limiting the sound quality and range. 2008 Odyssey Rear Entertainment System To use the headphones, pivot the earpieces outward. This turns them on. To adjust the volume, turn the dial on the bottom of the right earpiece.
  • Page 319 An improperly disposed of battery can hurt the environment. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal. 2008 Odyssey Auxiliary Input Jacks ARMREST LEVER Auxiliary input jacks and headphone connectors for the rear entertainment system are under the third row seat armrest on the driver’s...
  • Page 320 V = Video jack L = Left audio jack R = Right audio jack VOLUME DIALS HEADPHONE CONNECTORS There are two headphone connectors for the third row seat passengers. Each connector has its own volume control. 2008 Odyssey Rear Entertainment System...
  • Page 321: Security System

    It also alarms if the radio is removed from the dashboard or the wiring is cut. 2008 Odyssey The alarm will also be activated if the passenger inside the locked vehicle turns the ignition switch on.
  • Page 322: Cruise Control

    The CRUISE MAIN indicator on the instrument panel comes on. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed above 25 mph (40 km/h). 2008 Odyssey Cruise Control Press and release the SET/ DECEL button on the steering wheel. The CRUISE CONTROL...
  • Page 323 When the vehicle slows to the desired speed, press the SET/ DECEL button. 2008 Odyssey Even with cruise control turned on, you can still use the accelerator pedal to speed up for passing. After completing the pass, take your foot off the accelerator pedal.
  • Page 324 25 mph (40 km/h), then press and release the RES/ACCEL button. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator comes on. The vehicle accelerates to the same speed as before. Pressing the CRUISE button turns the system completely off and erases the previous set speed. 2008 Odyssey Cruise Control...
  • Page 325: Homelink Universal Transceiver

    Important Safety Precautions Refer to the safety information that 2008 Odyssey came with your garage door opener to test that the safety features are functioning properly. If you do not have this information, contact the manufacturer of the equipment.
  • Page 326 Main Menu Table Of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver If you are training the second or third buttons, go directly to step 1. 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 327 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 Odyssey...
  • Page 328: 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 329 HFL buttons or making a call, the HFL over-rides the audio system. To change the volume level, use the audio system volume knob, or the steering wheel volume controls. 2008 Odyssey HFL Buttons HFL TALK BUTTON HFL BACK BUTTON...
  • Page 330 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 Odyssey Bluetooth HandsFreeLink You will also see ‘‘HANDS FREE LINK’’ on the audio display. ‘‘...
  • Page 331 After pressing the Talk button, wait for the beep, then give a voice command. 2008 Odyssey Give a voice command in a clear natural speaking voice without pausing between words or numbers. If the system cannot...
  • Page 332 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 Odyssey Bluetooth HandsFreeLink When you finish a command sequence, the HFL goes back to its main menu. For example, when you store the name, ‘‘Eric,’’...
  • Page 333 The audio system will still mute, and a message will be displayed. 2008 Odyssey 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 334 ON (II) position and you press the Talk button. You will only be asked for the passcode once per ignition 2008 Odyssey Bluetooth HandsFreeLink cycle. If the passcode is set, its response is ‘‘The system is locked.
  • Page 335 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 336 For example, say ‘‘Lisa’s phone.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘The name has been changed. Returning to the main menu.’’ 2008 Odyssey Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To delete a paired phone, do this: Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’...
  • Page 337 Signal strength is five bars, and the phone is roaming. Returning to the main menu.’’ 2008 Odyssey To change from the currently linked phone to another paired phone, do this: Press and release the Talk button.
  • Page 338 For more information on how to make a call, see page 2008 Odyssey Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Call’’ or ‘‘Dial.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Calling’’ or ‘‘Dialing.’’...
  • Page 339 To change the volume, use the audio system volume knob, or the steering wheel volume controls. 2008 Odyssey 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 340 If you want to hang up the original call and answer the new call, press the Back button. 2008 Odyssey 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 341 Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Store.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘What name would you like to store?’’ 2008 Odyssey Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you would like to store. For example, say ‘‘Eric’’...
  • Page 342 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 Odyssey Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘The name has...
  • Page 343 , 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 344 What name would you like to store for the mobile number? To discard this number, say ‘Discard.’ ’’ 2008 Odyssey Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you would like to store. For example, say ‘‘Susan at work.’’...
  • Page 345 , 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. To use the cellular phonebook with the HFL, say or select ‘‘Cellular Phonebook’’...
  • Page 346 ‘‘Select an option’’ screen. When the message ‘‘The import was successful.’’ is displayed, touch the screen to select ‘‘OK.’’ Example 2008 Odyssey Bluetooth HandsFreeLink NOTE: HFL does not allow you to pair your phone if the vehicle is moving.
  • Page 347 Enter the PIN number. You cannot access a PIN protected phonebook if you do not use the correct PIN number. 2008 Odyssey Enter the keyword for a person’s name, such as the first name or last name, using the joystick. If the system does not find an exact match, say or select ‘‘LIST’’...
  • Page 348 After selecting a person, the system will display a list of the person’s phone numbers. Select the desired number from the list to make a call. 2008 Odyssey Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To store an imported phonebook number Say or select ‘‘STORE IN HandsFreeLink’’...
  • Page 349 Enter the PIN number to access the phonebook. You cannot access a PIN protected phonebook if you do not use the correct PIN number. 2008 Odyssey After you enter the correct PIN number, or if the phonebook you select is not PIN protected, the following screen appears.
  • Page 350 PIN number to. The phonebook you select cannot already have a PIN icon. The display will change as shown above. 2008 Odyssey Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Enter the 4-digit PIN number. You will be asked to re-enter the PIN to verify.
  • Page 351 Select the phonebook you wish to change the PIN number for. The display will change as shown above. Enter your current PIN number. 2008 Odyssey Enter your new 4-digit PIN number. You will be asked to re- enter the PIN to verify.
  • Page 352 ‘‘Go back’’ or ‘‘Cancel.’’ If you said ‘‘OK,’’ after a short period of time, the HFL response is, ‘‘System has been cleared. Returning to the main menu.’’ 2008 Odyssey Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Changing Language Canadian models only To change from English to French, do this: Press and release the Talk button.
  • Page 353 Pat.’’ After all paired phones missing a French name tag are re- recorded, the HFL will prompt, ‘‘Retour au menu principal.’’ 2008 Odyssey To change from French to English, do this: Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Changer Langue.’’...
  • Page 354 After all paired phones missing an English name tag are re-recorded, the HFL will say ‘‘Returning to the main menu.’’ 2008 Odyssey Bluetooth HandsFreeLink As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the...
  • Page 355: Parking Sensor System

    Even when the system is on, you should look for obstacles near your vehicle to make sure it is safe to park. 2008 Odyssey The system has two front corner sensors, two rear corner sensors, and a rear center sensor.
  • Page 356 Example shown: Obstacle is at the left front of the vehicle About 16-20 in (40-50 cm) Distance Upper left indicator stays on Indicator Beeper Short beeps 2008 Odyssey Parking Sensor System About 12-16 in About 12 in (30-40 cm) (30 cm) or less Upper left Upper left indicator stays on...
  • Page 357 Bottom indicator stays on indicator stays on Continuous Very short beeps beeps 2008 Odyssey If the system develops a problem, you will see a ‘‘CHECK PARKING SENSOR SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display, and a beeper sounds continuously. Very often, a sensor covered with mud, ice, snow, etc.
  • Page 358 When the vehicle is on a rough road, on grass, or on a hill. After the vehicle has been sitting out in hot or cold weather. 2008 Odyssey Parking Sensor System When the system is affected by some electrical equipment or devices generating an ultrasonic wave.
  • Page 359: Rearview Camera And Monitor

    Since the rearview camera display area is limited, you should always back up slowly and carefully, and look behind you for obstacles. 2008 Odyssey On U.S. EX-L with navigation system and Touring models ZOOM BUTTON When in reverse, the touch screen and navigation system ‘‘hard’’...
  • Page 360 The inside mirror will be hot when you use the monitor for an extended period of time. If a bright light (such as sunlight) is shining on the inside mirror, the image may be difficult to see. 2008 Odyssey Rearview Camera and Monitor...
  • Page 361 Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 362: Before Driving

    Break-in period Fuel Recommendation Service Station Procedures Refueling Opening and Closing the Oil Check Engine Coolant Check Fuel Economy Accessories and Modifications . Carrying Cargo 2008 Odyssey Before Driving Hood...
  • Page 363: Break-in Period

    NOT contain manganese-based fuel additives such as MMT. 2008 Odyssey Use of gasoline with these additives may adversely affect performance, and cause the Malfunction Indicator Lamp on your instrument panel to come on.
  • Page 364: Service Station Procedures

    Stop the engine, and keep heat, sparks, and flame away. Handle fuel only outdoors. Wipe up spills immediately. 2008 Odyssey Service Station Procedures TETHER FUEL FILL CAP Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. You may hear a hissing sound as pressure inside the tank escapes.
  • Page 365: Opening And Closing The Hood

    ‘‘TIGHTEN FUEL CAP’’ message on the multi- information display (see page Push the fuel fill door closed until it latches. 2008 Odyssey Opening and Closing the Hood HOOD RELEASE HANDLE Pull Park the vehicle, and set the parking brake.
  • Page 366: Oil Check

    Lower the hood to about a foot (30 cm) above the fender, then let it drop. Make sure it is securely latched. 2008 Odyssey Service Station Procedures Oil Check DIPSTICK Park the vehicle on a level surface.
  • Page 367: Engine Coolant Check

    MAX and MIN lines. If it is below the MIN line, see Adding on page Engine Coolant information on adding the proper coolant. 2008 Odyssey Refer to Owner’s Maintenance on page for information Checks about checking other items on your...
  • Page 368: Fuel Economy

    Combined 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 Odyssey Fuel Economy Highway MPG Estimated Annual Fuel Cost Estimated Annual Fuel Cost −...
  • Page 369 Rapid − acceleration, abrupt cornering, and hard braking increase fuel consumption. 2008 Odyssey Observe the speed limit Aerodynamic drag has a big effect on fuel mileage at speeds above 45 mph (75 km/h). Reduce your speed and you reduce the drag.
  • Page 370 Liter 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 Odyssey Fuel Economy Miles per Gallon L per...
  • Page 371: 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 372 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 373: Carrying Cargo

    * UPPER GLOVE BOX CENTER POCKET IN-FLOOR STORAGE SEAT-BACK POCKETS LOWER GLOVE BOX 2008 Odyssey Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas: Glove box (upper and lower) In-floor storage Front door and seat-back pockets Rear cargo area, including the second row seats when removed,...
  • Page 374: Ex-l And Touring Models

    Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kg or XXX lbs. 2008 Odyssey Carrying Cargo The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if the ‘‘XXX’’...
  • Page 375 (722 lbs) Passenger Weight Cargo Weight (150 lbs x 5 = 750 lbs) (572 lbs) 2008 Odyssey 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 376 If it is higher than the windows, it could interfere with the proper operation of the side curtain airbags. 2008 Odyssey Carrying Cargo Carrying Cargo in the Cargo Area or on a Roof Rack Distribute cargo evenly on the...
  • Page 377 If you use an accessory roof rack, the roof rack weight limit may be lower. Refer to the information that came with your roof rack. 2008 Odyssey Grocery Bag Hooks GROCERY BAG HOOKS The grocery bag hooks on the back...
  • Page 378 Preparing to Drive Starting the Engine Automatic Transmission Parking Braking System Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Towing a Trailer Towing Your Vehicle 2008 Odyssey Driving...
  • Page 379: Preparing To Drive

    Check the steering wheel adjustment (see page Make sure the doors and the tailgate are securely closed and locked. 2008 Odyssey Fasten your seat belt. Check that your passengers have fastened their seat belts (see page When you start the engine, check...
  • Page 380: Starting The Engine

    If the engine starts, release pressure on the accelerator pedal so the engine does not race. 2008 Odyssey 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 381: Automatic Transmission

    When the ‘‘D’’ indicator warns of a possible problem with the transmission, you will see a ‘‘CHECK TRANSMISSION’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 2008 Odyssey Shifting RELEASE BUTTON D3 BUTTON SHIFT LEVER To shift from any position, press...
  • Page 382 Park. You must also press the release button to shift into Park. The shift lever must be in Park before you can remove the key from the ignition switch. 2008 Odyssey Automatic Transmission Press the brake Reverse (R) −...
  • Page 383 For starting out on a slippery surface or in deep snow. When driving downhill with a trailer. 2008 Odyssey First (1) − To shift from second to first, press the release button on the side of the shift lever. This position locks the transmission in first gear.
  • Page 384 Push down on the key while you press the release button on the shift lever and move the shift lever out of Park to neutral. 2008 Odyssey Automatic Transmission Remove the key from the shift lock release slot, then reinstall the cover.
  • Page 385: Parking

    The hot three way catalytic converter could cause these materials to catch on fire. 2008 Odyssey If the vehicle is facing uphill, turn the front wheels away from the curb. If the vehicle is facing downhill, turn the front wheels toward the curb.
  • Page 386: Braking System

    If not, apply them gently and frequently until they do. Be extra cautious and alert in your driving. 2008 Odyssey Braking System Braking System Design The hydraulic system that operates the brakes has two separate circuits.
  • Page 387: 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 Odyssey ABS Indicator If this indicator comes on, the anti- lock function of the braking system has shut down.
  • Page 388 Severe or sharp steering wheel movement can still cause your vehicle to veer into oncoming traffic or off the road. 2008 Odyssey Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) A vehicle with ABS may require a longer distance to stop...
  • Page 389: Vehicle Stability Assist (vsa) System

    You will also see a ‘‘CHECK VSA SYSTEM’’ message on the multi- information display if there is a problem with the VSA system. 2008 Odyssey Without VSA, your vehicle still has normal braking and cornering ability, but it does not have VSA traction and stability enhancement.
  • Page 390 VSA is turned on every time you start the engine, even if you turned it off the last time you drove the vehicle. 2008 Odyssey VSA and Tire Sizes Driving with varying tire or wheel sizes may cause the VSA to malfunction.
  • Page 391: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (tpms)

    2008 Odyssey Driving on a significantly under- inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
  • Page 392 VSA OFF switch (see page ). If this happens, you cannot turn the VSA system off by pressing the VSA OFF switch again. 2008 Odyssey − Except Touring models When you restart the vehicle with the compact spare tire, the TPMS...
  • Page 393 If used, you will have to replace the tire pressure sensor. Have the flat tire repaired by your dealer as soon as possible. 2008 Odyssey As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the...
  • Page 394 Because tire pressure varies by temperature and other conditions, the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator may come on unexpectedly. 2008 Odyssey − Touring models For example, if you check and fill your tires in a warm area, then drive...
  • Page 395 (kilometers) driving, when the spare tire is replaced with the specified 2008 Odyssey regular tire equipped with the tire pressure monitor sensor. Never use a puncture-repairing agent in a flat tire. If used, you will have to replace the tire pressure sensor.
  • Page 396 (U.S. models) or kPa (Canadian models) by pressing the SEL/ RESET button while the multi- information display shows the tire pressure monitor. 2008 Odyssey − Touring models When any of the tires have low pressure, the low tire pressure/ TPMS indicator on the instrument...
  • Page 397 Replacement or repair of tires must be performed by a Honda dealer or an authorized Michelin PAX system dealer. For more information on the Michelin PAX system, refer to page...
  • Page 398 TPMS system message will also be displayed on the multi-information display after several miles (kilometers) driving. 2008 Odyssey − Touring models As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the...
  • Page 399: Towing A Trailer

    Towing a load that is too heavy can seriously affect your vehicle’s handling and performance. It can also damage the engine and drivetrain. 2008 Odyssey Tongue Load: The weight that the tongue of a fully-loaded trailer puts on the hitch should be approximately 10% of the total trailer weight.
  • Page 400: Lbs (3,815 Kg)

    2,900 lbs (1,310 kg) 2,750 lbs (1,250 kg) 2,600 lbs (1,180 kg) 1,550 lbs (700 kg) * * 650 lbs (290 kg) 2008 Odyssey Towing a Trailer Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): The maximum allowable weight of the vehicle, all occupants, all cargo, and the tongue load is 6,019 lbs (2,730 kg).
  • Page 401: Change

    (a fully loaded vehicle and trailer), then recheck the tongue load whenever the conditions change. 2008 Odyssey Towing Equipment and Accessories Towing generally requires a variety of supplemental equipment,...
  • Page 402 A hitch and the required fluid coolers designed especially for your Odyssey can be obtained from your Honda dealer. Weight Distributing Hitch If the total trailer weight is more than 1,850 lbs (840 kg), you must also use a weight distributing hitch.
  • Page 403 Main Menu Table Of Contents Towing a Trailer Trailer Brakes Honda recommends that any trailer having 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 404 Because of the Michelin PAX system, you must not change a flat tire, or use a compact spare tire on your vehicle. 2008 Odyssey Towing a Trailer Additional Towing Equipment Many states and Canadian provinces require special outside mirrors when towing a trailer.
  • Page 405 You may want to fill the fuel tank with premium fuel. Premium fuel provides improved performance. 2008 Odyssey Driving Safely With a Trailer The added weight, length, and height of a trailer will affect your vehicle’s handling and performance,...
  • Page 406: Towing Your Vehicle

    When being passed by a large vehicle, keep a constant speed, and steer straight ahead. Do not try to make quick steering or braking corrections. 2008 Odyssey Backing Up Always drive slowly and have someone guide you when backing up. Grip the...
  • Page 407 Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 408 See page obtain a copy, or see your dealer. for information on how to 2008 Odyssey Maintenance Maintenance Safety Maintenance Minder Fluid Locations Adding Engine Oil...
  • Page 409: Maintenance Safety

    Burns from hot parts. Let the engine and exhaust system cool down before touching any parts. 2008 Odyssey 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 410: Maintenance Minder

    ON (II) position, and push and release the select/reset knob on the instrument panel repeatedly, until the engine oil life is displayed. 2008 Odyssey Maintenance Minder ENGINE OIL LIFE INDICATOR MAINTENANCE ITEM CODE If the oil life is 15 percent or less,...
  • Page 411: Change

    ON (II) position. When you see this message, have the indicated maintenance performed by your dealer as soon as possible. 2008 Odyssey You can change the display to the odometer, the trip meter, or the outside temperature by pushing the select/reset knob on the instrument panel.
  • Page 412 (II) position, then push and release the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel repeatedly, until the engine oil life is displayed. 2008 Odyssey Maintenance Minder When the remaining engine oil life is 15 percent or less, the display shows a ‘‘SERVICE DUE SOON’’ message...
  • Page 413 In this display, ‘‘0’’ will be blinking. The display then changes to ‘‘SERVICE PAST DUE.’’ 2008 Odyssey These messages will come on every time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. Immediately have the service...
  • Page 414 MAINTENANCE SUB ITEM All the maintenance items displayed on the information display or the multi-information display are in code. For an explanation of the maintenance codes, see page 2008 Odyssey Maintenance Minder Touring models MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SUB ITEMS MAIN ITEM...
  • Page 415 Press the select/reset knob for about 10 seconds. The engine oil life indicator and the maintenance item code(s) will blink. 2008 Odyssey Press the select/reset knob for more than 5 seconds. The maintenance items code(s) will disappear, and the engine oil life...
  • Page 416 Press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. The maintenance item code(s) will disappear, and the engine oil life will reset to ‘‘100.’’ 2008 Odyssey Maintenance Minder If you want to cancel resetting, press the INFO button on the steering wheel. The display changes as shown.
  • Page 417 Honda Service History or Canadian Maintenance Log. Check your warranty booklet for more information. We recommend the use of Honda parts and fluids whenever you have maintenance done. These are manufactured to the same high- quality standards as the original components, so you can be confident of their performance and durability.
  • Page 418: U.s. Vehicles

    − monthly. See page Tires Check the tire pressure − monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects. See page 2008 Odyssey Maintenance Minder Lights Check the operation of − the headlights, parking lights, taillights, high-mount brake light, and license plate lights monthly.
  • Page 419 Replace timing belt and inspect water pump If you drive regularly in very high temperatures (over 110°F, 43°C), 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 Odyssey Maintenance Sub Items − 20°F,...
  • Page 420: Fluid Locations

    Table Of Contents ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK (Orange loop) POWER STEERING FLUID (Red cap) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) RADIATOR CAP ENGINE COOLANT RESERVOIR 2008 Odyssey Fluid Locations BRAKE FLUID (Black cap) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop) ENGINE OIL FILL CAP...
  • Page 421: Adding Engine Oil

    Do not fill above the upper mark; you could damage the engine. 2008 Odyssey Recommended Engine Oil API CERTIFICATION SEAL Oil is a major contributor to your engine’s performance and longevity.
  • Page 422 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 423: Changing The Engine Oil And Filter

    Remove the oil drain bolt and washer from the bottom of the engine. Drain the oil into an appropriate container. 2008 Odyssey OIL FILTER Remove the oil filter, and let the remaining oil drain. A special wrench (available from your dealer) is required.
  • Page 424: Us Qt (4.0 )

    Turn off the engine and let it sit for several minutes, then check the oil level on the dipstick. If necessary, add more oil. 2008 Odyssey Improper disposal of engine oil can be harmf ul to the environment. If you change your own oil, please dispose of the used oil properly.
  • Page 425: Engine Coolant

    MIN line, add coolant to bring it up to the MAX line. Inspect the cooling system for leaks. Always use Honda Long-life Anti- freeze/Coolant Type 2. This coolant is pre-mixed with 50 percent antifreeze and 50 percent water.
  • Page 426 Pour the coolant slowly and carefully so you do not spill. Clean up any spill immediately; it could damage components in the engine compartment. 2008 Odyssey Engine Coolant Put the radiator cap back on, and tighten it fully. Pour coolant into the reserve tank.
  • Page 427: Windshield Washers

    On Canadian Touring model: You will also see a ‘‘WASHER FLUID LOW’’ message on the multi- information display (see page 2008 Odyssey Fill the reservoir with a good-quality windshield washer fluid. This increases the cleaning capability and prevents freezing in cold weather.
  • Page 428: Automatic Transmission Fluid

    90 seconds) before doing step 2. DIPSTICK Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) from the transmission, and wipe it with a clean cloth. 2008 Odyssey Automatic Transmission Fluid UPPER MARK LOWER MARK MARK Insert the dipstick all the way into the transmission securely as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 429 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. 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 430: Brake 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 431: Power Steering Fluid

    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 432: Lights

    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 Odyssey Lights Passenger’s side POWER STEERING FLUID...
  • Page 433 Turn on the headlights to test the new bulb. If you replaced the high beam headlight bulb on the passenger’s side, reinstall the power steering fluid reservoir. 2008 Odyssey Replacing a Front Turn Signal Bulb BULB SOCKET Open the hood. Remove the...
  • Page 434 Pull the bulb straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. 2008 Odyssey Lights Insert the socket back into the headlight assembly. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place.
  • Page 435 Remove the bulb from the fog light assembly by turning it one- quarter turn counterclockwise. 2008 Odyssey Insert the new bulb into the assembly and turn it one-quarter turn clockwise to lock it in place. Push the electrical connector onto the new bulb.
  • Page 436 Remove the bulb by pulling it straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. 2008 Odyssey Lights Test the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. Put the socket back into the light assembly, and turn it clockwise to lock it in place.
  • Page 437 Pull the bulb straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. 2008 Odyssey Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. Reinstall the socket into the light assembly by turning it clockwise until it locks.
  • Page 438 Pull the bulb straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. 2008 Odyssey Lights Press the brake pedal to make sure the new bulb is working. Put the socket back into the light assembly, and turn it clockwise to lock it in place.
  • Page 439: Cleaning The Seat Belts

    2008 Odyssey If you use a non-Honda floor mat, make sure it fits properly and that it can be used with the floor mat anchors. Do not put additional floor mats on top of the anchored mat.
  • Page 440: Wiper Blades

    Raise the driver’s side first, then the passenger’s side. Do not open the hood when the wiper arms are raised, or you will damage the hood and the arms. 2008 Odyssey Wiper Blades LOCK TAB Disconnect the blade assembly from the wiper arm:...
  • Page 441 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 Odyssey Examine the new wiper blades. If they have no plastic or metal reinforcement along the back...
  • Page 442 Make sure the tab on the blade assembly fits in the indent of the wiper blade and the blade is completely installed. 2008 Odyssey Wiper Blades Slide the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm. Push down the lock tab. Make sure the wiper blade assembly locks in place.
  • Page 443 Pull one end of the blade out from the holder. Slide the blade out of the holder. 2008 Odyssey BLADE REINFORCEMENT Examine the new wiper blades. If they have no plastic or metal...
  • Page 444 Insert both ends of the blade into the holder. Make sure they are secure. Install the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm. Make sure it locks in place. Lower the wiper arm against the windshield. 2008 Odyssey Wiper Blades...
  • Page 445: Wheels Tires

    Follow all instructions in this owner’s manual regarding tire inflation and maintenance. 2008 Odyssey Inflation Guidelines Keeping the tires properly inflated provides the best combination of handling, tread life, and riding comfort.
  • Page 446 While tubeless tires have some ability to self-seal if they are punctured, you should look closely for punctures if a tire starts losing pressure. 2008 Odyssey Tires Recommended Tire Pressures The following chart shows the recommended cold tire pressures for most normal and high-speed driving conditions.
  • Page 447 Replace the tire if you find either of these conditions. Cuts, splits, or cracks in the side of the tire. Replace the tire if you can see fabric or cord. Excessive tread wear. 2008 Odyssey INDICATOR LOCATION MARKS TREAD WEAR INDICATORS Your tires have wear indicators molded into the tread.
  • Page 448 For best results, have the installer perform a dynamic balance. If equipped Improper wheel weights can damage your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use only genuine Honda wheel weights f or balancing. 2008 Odyssey Tires Tire Rotation Front...
  • Page 449 Also be sure you use only TPMS specific wheels. If you do not, the tire pressure monitoring system will not work. 2008 Odyssey Replacement wheels are available at your dealer. Installing improper tires on your vehicle can affect handling and stability.
  • Page 450 Check with the tire dealer for maximum speed recommendations. There are no snow tires compatible with the PAX system. 2008 Odyssey Tires Tire Chains Mount tire chains on your tires when required by driving conditions or local laws.
  • Page 451 Michelin PAX System (see page The previously listed chains are the only ones that have been approved by Honda for use on your vehicle. Since Honda cannot test all chains, you must be personally responsible for proper selection, installation, and use of tire chains.
  • Page 452 Never use a tire repair agent in a PAX system tire, and never repair a PAX system tire by yourself. Repair or replacement must be done by a Honda dealer or an authorized Michelin PAX system dealer. If you must continue driving with a...
  • Page 453: Checking The Battery

    Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash your hands after handling. 2008 Odyssey If you need to connect the battery to a charger, disconnect both cables to prevent damaging your vehicle’s electrical system. Always disconnect the negative ( ) cable first, and −...
  • Page 454: Vehicle Storage

    Also, apply a vehicle body wax to the painted surfaces that mate with the door and tailgate seals. 2008 Odyssey Vehicle Storage Cover the vehicle with a ‘‘breathable’’ cover, one made from a porous material such as cotton.
  • Page 455 Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 456 Compact Spare Tire Changing a Flat Tire If the Engine Won’t Start Jump Starting If the Engine Overheats Low Oil Pressure Indicator Charging System Indicator Malfunction Indicator Lamp Readiness Codes Brake System Indicator Fuses Fuse Locations Emergency Towing 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 457: Driving With A Flat Tire

    If the indicator and the warning message do not come on again after you inflate the tire to its correct air pressure (see 2008 Odyssey page ), it was probably a natural loss of the air pressure and you can continue driving as before.
  • Page 458 125 miles (200 km) even if one or more of your tires are punctured. This allows you to drive to the nearest Honda dealer or authorized Michelin PAX system dealer to have the tire(s) repaired. If you get a flat tire, never try to repair it yourself, and never replace a flat tire with a compact spare tire.
  • Page 459 Continuous driving after this message will make it impossible to repair the tire. If you cannot find a Honda dealer or an authorized Michelin PAX system dealer where you are driving, call the PAX help hotline at 1-877-PAXTIRE...
  • Page 460: Compact Spare Tire

    You will also see a ‘‘CHECK TPMS SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 2008 Odyssey Compact Spare Tire INDICATOR LOCATION MARK TREAD WEAR INDICATOR BAR Replace the tire when you can see the tread wear indicator bars.
  • Page 461: 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. 2008 Odyssey SPARE TIRE TOOLS JACK Open the tailgate. The jack is behind a cover in the cargo area on the driver’s side,...
  • Page 462 Remove the bracket from the jack storage area by unscrewing the bracket mounting wing bolt. Remove the vinyl storage bag. 2008 Odyssey Changing a Flat Tire HOLDER Move the seat belt out of the way by hanging the latch plate on the holder.
  • Page 463 Make sure you also turn off the sliding door main switch. Loosen each wheel nut 1/2 turn with the wheel nut wrench. 2008 Odyssey 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 464 The wheel cover cannot be removed without first removing the wheel nuts. 2008 Odyssey Changing a Flat Tire Before mounting the spare tire, wipe any dirt off the mounting surface of the wheel and hub with a clean cloth.
  • Page 465 Tighten the wheel nuts securely in a crisscross pattern. Have the wheel nut torque checked at the nearest automotive service facility. Tighten the wheel nuts to: 94 lbf·ft (127 N·m , 13 kgf·m) 2008 Odyssey Put the flat tire in the supplied vinyl storage bag.
  • Page 466 Make sure the bracket is securely tightened. 2008 Odyssey Changing a Flat Tire Install the flat tire on the bracket with the inside of the wheel facing toward you.
  • Page 467 On EX, EX-L and Touring models Remove the center cap before storing the flat tire. Store the spacer, plastic screw and center cap in a noticeable place. 2008 Odyssey SPACER TIRE MOUNTING WING BOLT PLASTIC SCREW ATTACHING POINT...
  • Page 468: If The Engine Won't Start

    See on page Jump Starting 2008 Odyssey If the Engine Won’t Start Turn the ignition switch to the START (III) position. If the headlights do not dim, check the condition of the fuses.
  • Page 469 There may be an electrical problem, such as no power to the fuel pump. Check all the fuses (see page 2008 Odyssey If you find nothing wrong, you will need a qualified technician to find the problem. See Emergency...
  • Page 470: Jump Starting

    Turn off all the electrical accessories: heater, A/C, climate control, audio system, lights, etc. Put the transmission in neutral or Park, and set the parking brake. 2008 Odyssey Jump Starting BOOSTER BATTERY The numbers in the illustration show you the order to connect the jumper cables.
  • Page 471 Do not connect this jumper cable to any other part of the engine. 2008 Odyssey If the booster battery is in another vehicle, have an assistant start that vehicle and run it at a fast idle.
  • Page 472: If The Engine Overheats

    Wait until you see no more signs of steam or spray, then open the hood. 2008 Odyssey If the Engine Overheats If you do not see steam or spray, leave the engine running and watch the temperature gauge.
  • Page 473 Remember to have the cooling system drained and refilled with the proper mixture as soon as you can. 2008 Odyssey 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 474: Low Oil Pressure Indicator

    There is a mechanical problem that needs to be repaired before you can continue driving (see on page Emergency Towing 2008 Odyssey Charging System Indicator If the charging system indicator comes on brightly when the engine is running, the battery is not being charged.
  • Page 475: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    It can take several days of driving under various conditions to set the codes again. 2008 Odyssey To check if they are set, turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position without starting the engine.
  • Page 476: Brake System Indicator

    On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM’’ message on the multi- information display (see page 2008 Odyssey Brake System Indicator Slow down by shifting to a lower gear, and pull to the side of the road when it is safe.
  • Page 477: Fuses

    The primary under-hood fuse box is on the passenger’s side. To open it, push the tabs as shown. The secondary under-hood fuse box is behind the primary fuse box. 2008 Odyssey PRIMARY UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX SECONDARY UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX...
  • Page 478 Removing these fuses requires a Phillips-head screwdriver. 2008 Odyssey Fuses FUSE PULLER Check the smaller fuses in the under-hood fuse box and all the fuses in the interior fuse boxes by...
  • Page 479 If you do not have a replacement f use with the proper rating f or the circuit, install one with a lower rating. 2008 Odyssey If the replacement fuse of the same rating blows in a short time, there is probably a serious electrical problem with your vehicle.
  • Page 480: Fuse Locations

    40 A Right Power Sliding Door * 40 A Power Tailgate * 20 A Premium 20 A AC Inverter 2008 Odyssey Fuse Locations Amps. Circuits Protected 20 A Horn, Stop 30 A Rear Defroster 40 A Back Up, ACC 15 A...
  • Page 481 * 20 A Pedal Position Adjustment * 20 A Dr Power Seat Recline * 20 A Power Tailgate Closer * 2008 Odyssey Amps. Circuits Protected IG ACG 15 A IG Fuel Pump 15 A 10 A IG Washer 7.5 A...
  • Page 482 Main Menu Table Of Contents INTERIOR FUSE BOX UPPER AREA Driver’s Side Amps. Circuits Protected 7.5 A INTERIOR FUSE BOX Passenger’s Side 2008 Odyssey Fuse Locations Amps. Circuits Protected 30 A Rear Blower Not Used − 15 A 20 A Door Lock −...
  • Page 483: Emergency Towing

    Release the parking brake. Leave the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) position so the steering wheel does not lock. 2008 Odyssey Improper towing preparation will damage the transmission. Follow the above procedure exactly. If you cannot shif t the transmission or start the...
  • Page 484 Trying to lif t or tow your vehicle by the bumpers will cause serious damage. The bumpers are not designed to support the vehicle’s weight. 2008 Odyssey Emergency Towing...
  • Page 485 Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 486: Technical Information

    Evaporative Emissions Control System Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery Exhaust Emissions Controls . PGM-FI System Ignition Timing Control System 2008 Odyssey Technical Information Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System Three Way Catalytic Converter Replacement Parts Three Way Catalytic Converter . Emissions Testing...
  • Page 487: 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 Odyssey...
  • Page 488 Main Menu Table Of Contents Identification Numbers The engine number is stamped into TRANSMISSION NUMBER the engine block. It is on the front. The transmission number is on a label on the side of the transmission. ENGINE NUMBER 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 489 * SKJ16DR-M11 0.190 US gal (0.72 ) * ILZKR7B11 * Excluding the oil remaining in the engine * SXU22HCR11 2008 Odyssey HFC-134a (R-134a) 24.7 26.5 oz (700 750 g) − − ND-OIL8 Approx. 21 US gal (80 ) * Change 1.85 US gal (7.0 )
  • Page 490: Specifications

    Seating Capacities Total or the fuse Front Rear or the fuse label * U.S. LX and Canadian DX models or the fuse box 2008 Odyssey Specifications Front 0.00 in (0.0 mm) Rear 0.08 in (2.0 mm) Front 0° Rear −...
  • Page 491 2008 Odyssey Traction The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. Those grades represent the tire’s ability to...
  • Page 492 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 Odyssey...
  • Page 493: Tire Labeling

    − Tire construction code (R indicates radial). Rim diameter in inches. − 2008 Odyssey Load index (a numerical code − associated with the maximum load the tire can carry). Speed symbol (an −...
  • Page 494 Tire construction code (R indicates radial) Nominal diameter at the rim − seat in millimeters. Symmetric − 2008 Odyssey Load index (a numerical code − associated with the maximum load the tire can carry). Speed symbol (an − alphabetical code indicating...
  • Page 495 2008 Odyssey Driving on a significantly under- inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
  • Page 496 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 Odyssey Required Federal Explanation...
  • Page 497 TPMS from functioning properly. 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 Odyssey...
  • Page 498: Emissions Controls

    This section summarizes how the emissions controls work. Scheduled maintenance is on page * 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 499 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 500: Three Way Catalytic Converter

    The catalytic converters are referred to as three-way catalysts, since they act on HC, CO, and NOx. Replacement units must be original Honda parts or their equivalent. The three way catalytic converter must operate at a high temperature for the chemical reactions to take place.
  • Page 501: Emissions Testing

    6 hours or more. Make sure the ambient temperature is between 40° and 95°F (4° and 35°C). 2008 Odyssey Without touching the accelerator pedal, start the engine, and let it idle for 20 seconds. Keep the vehicle in Park. Increase...
  • Page 502 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 Odyssey Emissions Testing...
  • Page 503 Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 504 Main Menu Warranty and Customer Relations Customer Service Information . Warranty Coverages Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Vehicles) Authorized Manuals 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 505: 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 506: 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 507 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 508: Authorized Manuals

    2008 Honda Odyssey Navigation System Manual 31SHJM30 2008 Honda Odyssey Honda Service History 31SHJQ30 2008 Honda Odyssey Quick Start Guide Order Form for Previous Years-Indicate HON-R Year and Model Desired (U.S. only) Service Manual: Covers maintenance and recommended procedures for repair to engine and chassis components.
  • Page 509 Main Menu 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 510 Jump Starting Maintenance Specifications Before Driving Belts, Seat Beverage Holders Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Booster Seats Brakes Anti-lock System (ABS) 2008 Odyssey Break-in, New Linings Bulb Replacement Fluid Pad Wear Indicators Parking System Indicator Braking System Break-in, New Vehicle Brightness Control, Instruments...
  • Page 511 CO in the Exhaust Cold Weather, Starting in Compact Spare Tire Consumer Information Controls, Instruments and Conversation Mirror Coolant Adding Checking 2008 Odyssey Proper Solution Temperature Gauge Crankcase Emissions Control System Cruise Control Indicator Cruise Control Operation Cup Holders Customer Service Office...
  • Page 512 Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge Engine Speed Limiter If It Won’t Start Malfunction Indicator Lamp Oil Pressure Indicator Oil, What Kind to Use 2008 Odyssey Overheating Specifications Starting Evaporative Emissions Controls . Exhaust Fumes Exhaust Gas Recirculation System Expectant Mothers, Use of Seat...
  • Page 513 Rating) Glove Boxes GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) Halogen Headlight Bulbs HandsFreeLink Hazard Warning Flashers Headlights Aiming 2008 Odyssey Automatic Lighting Off Daytime Running Lights High Beam Indicator Reminder Chime Replacing Halogen Bulbs Turning on Headphones Head Restraints Heated Mirror...
  • Page 514 Inspection, Tire Instrument Panel Instrument Panel Brightness Integrated Sunshade Interior Lights Introduction Jacking up the Vehicle Jack, Tire Jump Starting 2008 Odyssey Keys Label, Certification Lane Change, Signaling Lap/Shoulder Belts LATCH Anchorage System Light Control Switch Lights Bulb Replacement Indicator...
  • Page 515 Numbers, Identification Octane Requirement, Gasoline . Odometer Odometer, Trip Change, How to Change, When to Checking Engine Pressure Indicator 2008 Odyssey Selecting Proper Viscosity Chart ON (Ignition Key Position) Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery Outside Mirrors Overheating, Engine Owner Maintenance Checks...
  • Page 516 Replacement Information Engine Oil and Filter Fuses Light Bulbs Timing Belt Tires Wiper Blades Replacing Seat Belts After a Crash 2008 Odyssey Reserve Tank, Engine Coolant 433, 434 Retractable Center Tray Reverse Gear Position Roof Rack Rotation, Tire 168, 170...
  • Page 517 Signaling Turns Sliding Doors Snow Tires Sound System Spare Tire Inflating Specifications Specifications Charts Speed Control 2008 Odyssey Speedometer SRS, Additional Information Additional Safety Precautions . Airbag Service How the SRS Indicator Works . How Your Airbags Work SRS Components SRS Indicator START (Ignition Key Position) .
  • Page 518 Specifications Tire Chains Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Tools, Tire Changing Towing A Trailer Emergency Wrecker Equipment and Accessories 2008 Odyssey Weight Limit Trailer Loading Trailer Towing Tips Transmission Checking Fluid Level Fluid Selection Identification Number Shifting the Automatic Treadwear...
  • Page 519 Adjusting the Steering Alignment and Balance Compact Spare Wrench Windows Auto Reverse Operating the Power Rear, Defogger Windshield Cleaning Defroster Washers Wipers, Windshield Changing Blades Operation Rear Windshield Wiper and Washer Wireless Headphones Worn Tires Wrecker, Emergency Towing 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 520 Main Menu 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 521 Main Menu 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 522 Main Menu 2008 Odyssey...
  • Page 523: 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 Odyssey...
  • Page 524 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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