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Congratulations! Your selection of a 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 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 Civic Hybrid
Introduction
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  • Page 1

    Main Menu Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid was a wise As you read this manual, you will investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure. find information that is preceded by symbol. This One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to information is intended to help you read this manual.

  • Page 2

    Main Menu Introduction California Proposition 65 Warning This product contains or emits chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth WARNING: defects or other reproductive harm. Event Data Recorders This vehicle is equipped with one or more devices commonly referred to as event data recorders. These devices record front seat belt use, front passenger seat occupancy, airbag deployment data, and the failure of any airbag system component.

  • Page 3

    Main Menu A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms, is very important. And operating this including: vehicle safely is an important responsibility. on the vehicle. Safety Labels Safety Messages preceded by a safety alert symbol...

  • Page 4

    2008 Civic Hybrid Online Reference Owner's Manual Contents Owner's Identification Form Introduction ................................A Few Words About Safety ..............................................Your Vehicle at a Glance (main controls) ............Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) ......... Instruments and Controls (indicators, gauges, dashboard, and steering column) ............

  • Page 5

    Main Menu Overview of Contents Contents Before Driving Warranty and Customer A convenient reference to the What gasoline to use, how to break- Relations sections in this manual. in your new vehicle, and how to load (U.S. and Canada only) luggage and other cargo.

  • Page 6: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P. 58) AUDIO SYSTEM (P. 108) PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P. 9, 24) GAUGES (P. 64) DRIVER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P. 9, 24) MIRROR CONTROLS CLIMATE CONTROL (P. 96) SYSTEM (P. 102) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH DOOR LOCK TAB...

  • Page 7: Civic Hybrid

    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance INSTRUMENT PANEL HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNAL WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS BRIGHTNESS BUTTONS (P. 73) (P. 72) (P. 74) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR DISPLAY CHANGE (P. 31) BUTTON (P. 65) SEL/RESET BUTTON (P. 64) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P. 75) REMOTE AUDIO CONTROLS (P.

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Main Menu Driver and Passenger Safety This section gives you important Additional Information About All Children Should Sit in a information about how to protect Your Seat Belts ....... Back Seat ......... yourself and your passengers. It Seat Belt System Components . The Passenger’s Front Airbag shows you how to use seat belts.

  • Page 9: Important Safety Precautions

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Important Safety Precautions You’ll find many safety Restrain All Children every additional drink. So don’t drink Children age 12 and under should recommendations throughout this and drive, and don’t let your friends section, and throughout this manual. ride properly restrained in a back drink and drive, either.

  • Page 10: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash. Some features do not require any action on your part. These include a strong steel framework that forms a safety cage around the passenger compartment, front and rear crush...

  • Page 11: Seat Belts

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Seat Belts Help keep you from being thrown Your vehicle is equipped with seat against the inside of the vehicle belts in all seating positions. Not wearing a seat belt properly and against other occupants.

  • Page 12: Airbags

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Airbags Your vehicle has a supplemental Your vehicle also has side airbags to In addition, your vehicle has side restraint system (SRS) with front help protect the upper torso of the curtain airbags to help protect the airbags to help protect the heads and driver or a front seat passenger...

  • Page 13

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features The most important things you need Always wear The rest of this section gives more What you should do: to know about your airbags are: your seat belt properly, and sit detailed information about how you upright and as far back from the can maximize your safety.

  • Page 14: Protecting Adults And Teens

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Introduction Adjust the Front Seats The following pages provide instructions on how to properly Your vehicle has a door-open protect the driver, adult passengers indicator on the instrument panel to and teenage children who are large indicate when any door is not tightly enough and mature enough to drive closed.

  • Page 15: Adjust The Seat-backs

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens If you sit too close to the steering Adjust the Seat-Backs wheel or dashboard, you can be seriously injured by an inflating front Sitting too close to a front airbag, or by striking the steering airbag can result in serious wheel or dashboard.

  • Page 16: Adjust The Head Restraints

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens When a passenger is seated in the Adjust the Head Restraints rear center seating position, make sure the center head restraint is Reclining the seat-back too far adjusted to its highest position. can result in serious injury or death in a crash.

  • Page 17: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Fasten and Position the Seat Belts Insert the latch plate into the buckle, Improperly positioning the seat then tug on the belt to make sure the belts can cause serious injury belt is securely latched.

  • Page 18: Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Never place the shoulder portion of a Maintain a Proper Sitting RELEASE BUTTON Position lap/shoulder belt under your arm or This could cause behind your back. After all occupants have adjusted very serious injuries in a crash.

  • Page 19: Advice For Pregnant Women

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens In addition, an occupant who is out of Advice for Pregnant Women When driving, remember to sit position in the front seat can be upright and adjust the seat as far seriously or fatally injured in a crash back as possible while allowing full by striking interior parts of the...

  • Page 20: Additional Safety Precautions

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions Do not place hard or sharp objects Keep your hands and arms away If your Two people should never use the between yourself and a front from the airbag covers. hands or arms are close to an same seat belt.

  • Page 21: Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat Belt System Components your seat belt is not fastened before If the indicator comes on or the Your seat belt system includes lap/ the beeper stops, the indicator will beeper sounds when the driver’s seat shoulder belts in all seating positions.

  • Page 22: Lap/shoulder Belt

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Lap/Shoulder Belt restrain your body. Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners The lap/shoulder belt goes over your shoulder, across your chest, The seat belts in all positions except and across your hips. the driver’s have a lockable retractor that must be activated to secure a To fasten the belt, insert the latch...

  • Page 23: Seat Belt Maintenance

    Not checking or maintaining seat belts can result in serious Honda provides a limited warranty injury or death if the seat belts on seat belts. See your Honda do not work properly when...

  • Page 24: Additional Information About Your Airbags

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (12) (11) (1) Driver’s Front Airbag (2) Passenger’s Front Airbag (3) Control Unit (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (5) Side Airbags (10) (13) (6) Driver’s Seat Position Sensor (7) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors (8) Front Impact Sensors (9) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator...

  • Page 25

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Your Airbag System includes: Two SRS (supplemental restraint system) front airbags. The driver’s (16) airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger’s airbag is stored in the dashboard.

  • Page 26

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Automatic front seat belt An indicator on the instrument Weight sensors that monitor the tensioners (see page weight on the front passenger’s panel that alerts you that the seat. If the weight is about 65 passenger’s side airbag has been Sensors that can detect a lbs (29 kg) or less (the weight...

  • Page 27: How Your Front Airbags Work

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Front Airbags Work During a frontal crash, your seat belt restrains your lower body and torso, and the front airbag helps protect your head and chest. Although both airbags normally inflate within a split second of each other, it is possible for only one airbag to deploy.

  • Page 28

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags After a crash, you may see what Dual-Stage Airbags Dual-Threshold Airbags looks like smoke. This is actually Your front airbags are dual-stage Your front airbags are also dual- powder from the airbag’s surface. airbags.

  • Page 29

    If the seat is under the seat. Although Honda under the front seats. too far forward, the airbag will does not encourage carrying an...

  • Page 30

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags When the airbag is turned off, a Moving the front seat forcibly Also, make sure the floor mat behind ‘‘passenger airbag off’’ indicator in back against cargo on the seat or the front passenger’s seat is hooked the center of the dashboard comes floor behind it.

  • Page 31: How Your Side Airbags Work

    To get the best protection from the Although Honda does not encourage side airbags, front seat occupants children to ride in front, if position should wear their seat belts and sit sensors detect a child has leaned into upright and well back in their seats.

  • Page 32: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags If the side airbag off indicator comes How Your Side Curtain Airbags If the impact is on the passenger’s on (see page ), have the Work side, the passenger’s side curtain passenger sit upright.

  • Page 33: How The Srs Indicator Works

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How the SRS Indicator Works How the Side Airbag Off The SRS indicator alerts Indicator Works you to a potential problem Ignoring the SRS indicator can U.S. Canada with your airbags or seat belt result in serious injury or death tensioners.

  • Page 34: How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Be aware that objects placed on the If the indicator comes on with no How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works front seat can cause the indicator to front seat passenger and no objects come on.

  • Page 35: Airbag Service

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag Service Additional Safety Precautions The SRS indicator alerts you to a Your airbag systems are virtually problem. Take your vehicle to an Do not attempt to deactivate your maintenance free, and there are no authorized dealer as soon as airbags.

  • Page 36

    If it is necessary to inflating during a side impact. properly. remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Honda Automobile Customer Service at (800) 999-1009. 2008 Civic Hybrid...

  • Page 37: Protecting Children General

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines All Children Must Be Restrained Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because Children who are unrestrained they are either unrestrained or not or improperly restrained can be properly restrained.

  • Page 38: All Children Should Sit In A Back Seat

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines All Children Should Sit in a Back The Passenger’s Front Airbag Small Children Seat Can Pose Serious Risks Placing a forward-facing child seat in According to accident statistics, Front airbags have been designed to the front seat of a vehicle equipped children of all ages and sizes are help protect adults in a moderate to...

  • Page 39

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines To remind you of the passenger’s U.S. Models front airbag hazards, and that SUN VISORS DASHBOARD children must be properly restrained in a back seat, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U.S.

  • Page 40: If You Must Drive With Several Children

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines If You Must Drive with Several If a Child Requires Close If a child requires close physical Children Attention attention or frequent visual contact, Your vehicle has a back seat where Many parents say they prefer to put we strongly recommend that another children can be properly restrained.

  • Page 41: Additional Safety Precautions

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines Additional Safety Precautions Make sure any unused seat belt Lock all doors and the trunk when Never hold an infant or child on that a child can reach is buckled, your vehicle is not in use. Children If you are not wearing a who play in vehicles can...

  • Page 42: Protecting Infants And Small Children

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children Two types of seats may be used: a Protecting Infants Rear-facing Child Seat Placement seat designed exclusively for infants, A rear-facing child seat can be placed or a convertible seat used in the rear- in any seating position in the back facing, reclining mode.

  • Page 43: Protecting Small Children

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children In any of these situations, we Protecting Small Children We also recommend that a small strongly recommend that you install child use the child seat until the child the child seat directly behind the reaches the weight or height limit front passenger’s seat, move the seat for the seat.

  • Page 44: Selecting A Child Seat

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children, Selecting a Child Seat In seating positions and vehicles not If it is necessary to put a forward- Selecting a Child Seat facing child seat in the front, move When buying a child seat, you need equipped with LATCH, a LATCH- the vehicle seat as far to the rear as to choose either a conventional child...

  • Page 45: Installing A Child Seat

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Selecting a Child Seat, Installing a Child Seat Before purchasing a conventional Installing a Child Seat movement can be expected and child seat, or using a previously After selecting a proper child seat should not reduce the child seat’s purchased one, we recommend that effectiveness.

  • Page 46: With Latch

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with BUTTON LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) at the outer rear seats. The lower anchors are located between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with a child seat designed for use with LATCH.

  • Page 47

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat If the tether strap is too long and Front cannot be tightened firmly, find a route where the strap can be tightened securely. Attach the tether strap hook to the tether anchor, then tighten the strap as instructed by the child ANCHOR seat maker.

  • Page 48: With A Lap/shoulder Belt

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/ Shoulder Belt When not using the LATCH system, all child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/ shoulder belt.

  • Page 49: With A Tether

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Tether ANCHORAGE POINTS COVER After confirming that the belt is Push and pull the child seat ANCHOR locked, grab the shoulder part of forward and from side-to-side to the belt near the buckle, and pull verify that it is secure enough to A child seat with a tether can be...

  • Page 50

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Outer Position Center Position Front Front ANCHOR ANCHOR TETHER STRAP HOOK TETHER STRAP HOOK After properly securing the child Lift the anchor cover, then attach seat (see page ), lift the head the tether strap hook to the restraint, then route the tether anchor, making sure the strap is...

  • Page 51: Protecting Larger Children

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children When a child reaches the Checking Seat Belt Fit recommended weight or height limit for a forward-facing child seat, the Allowing a child age 12 or under child should sit in a back seat on a to sit in front can result in injury booster seat and wear a lap/shoulder or death if the passenger’s front...

  • Page 52: Using A Booster Seat

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children Does the shoulder belt cross Using a Booster Seat to drive. between the child’s neck and arm? Booster seats can be high-back or Is the lap part of the belt as low as low-back.

  • Page 53: When Can A Larger Child Sit In Front

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children When Can a Larger Child Sit in Of course, children vary widely. And If you decide that a child can safely Front while age may be one indicator of ride up front, be sure to: The National Highway Traffic Safety when a child can safely ride in front, Administration and Transport...

  • Page 54: Additional Safety Precautions

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children Additional Safety Precautions Do not put any accessories on a Devices intended to Do not let a child wear a seat belt seat belt. across the neck. This could result improve a child’s comfort or in serious neck injuries during a reposition the shoulder part of a crash.

  • Page 55: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carbon Monoxide Hazard Your vehicle’s exhaust contains With the trunk open, airflow can pull carbon monoxide gas. Carbon exhaust gas into your vehicle’s monoxide should not enter the interior and create a hazardous Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. vehicle in normal driving if you condition.

  • Page 56: Safety Labels

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Safety Labels These labels are in the locations DASHBOARD SUN VISORS U.S. models shown. They warn you of potential U.S. models only hazards that could cause serious injury or death. Read these labels carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S.

  • Page 57

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Safety Labels HOOD HOOD DOORJAMBS U.S. models U.S. models U.S. models Canadian models Canadian models Canadian models 2008 Civic Hybrid...

  • Page 58

    Main Menu Instruments and Controls This section gives information about Control Locations ......Keys and Locks ....... the controls and displays that Instrument Panel ......Immobilizer System ......Instrument Panel Indicators ..contribute to the daily operation of Ignition Switch ........

  • Page 59: Control Locations

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Control Locations INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P. 58) AUDIO SYSTEM (P. 108) GAUGES (P. 64) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P. 102) MIRROR CONTROLS (P. 96) POWER DOOR LOCK DOOR LOCK TAB (P. 80) MASTER SWITCH (P. 80) POWER WINDOW ACCESSORY POWER SWITCHES...

  • Page 60: Instrument Panel

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P. 61) DOOR-OPEN INDICATOR (P. 62) (P. 60) BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (AMBER) (P. 63) ELECTRIC POWER STEERING (EPS) DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS HIGH BEAM LIGHTS ON TRUNK-OPEN INDICATOR (P. 63) INDICATOR (P.

  • Page 61: Instrument Panel Indicators

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many If either of you do not fasten your If it stays on after you have fully indicators to give you important seat belt while driving, the beeper released the parking brake while information about your vehicle.

  • Page 62

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Side Airbag Off Immobilizer System Turn Signal and U.S. Canada Indicator Indicator Hazard Warning This indicator comes on briefly when Indicators This indicator comes on for several you turn the ignition switch to the The left or right turn signal indicator seconds when you turn the ignition ON (II) position.

  • Page 63

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators ‘‘Daytime Running Lights On Indicator Low Tire Pressure Lights’’ Indicator Indicator If this indicator comes on when the This indicator reminds you that the U.S. models only ignition switch is turned to the ON exterior lights are on.

  • Page 64

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Tire Pressure Monitoring Cruise Main Indicator Low Fuel Indicator System (TPMS) Indicator U.S. models only This indicator comes on when you This indicator comes on as a This indicator normally comes on for turn on the cruise control system by reminder that you must refuel soon.

  • Page 65

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Security System Indicator Malfunction Indicator IMA System Indicator Lamp See page This indicator normally comes on for SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR a few seconds when you turn the Low Oil Pressure ignition switch to the ON (II) Indicator position.

  • Page 66

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators If you turn the steering wheel to the Electric Power Steering U.S. Canada Brake System (EPS) Indicator full left or right position repeatedly Indicator This indicator normally comes on while stopping or driving at very low (Amber) when you turn the ignition switch to speed, you may feel slightly harder...

  • Page 67: Gauges

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges To switch the information display CURRENT FUEL MILEAGE/ SPEEDOMETER between the odometer, trip meter, TEMPERATURE GAUGE outside temperature, and engine oil life and maintenance item code(s), press the SEL/RESET button FUEL GAUGE repeatedly. Odometer TACHOMETER The odometer shows the total distance your vehicle has been...

  • Page 68

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges Display Change Button Current Fuel Mileage Temperature Gauge Every time you press the display This shows the temperature of the change button, the display changes engine’s coolant. During normal from the current fuel mileage to the operation, the reading should be in temperature gauge, or from the the middle of the gauge.

  • Page 69

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges Trip Meter Average Fuel Mileage Fuel Gauge This meter shows the number of When either of the trip meters (trip This shows how much fuel you have. miles or kilometers driven since you A or trip B) is displayed, your It may show slightly more or less last reset it.

  • Page 70

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges Outside Temperature Indicator The temperature sensor is in the If the outside temperature is This indicator displays the outside front bumper. Therefore, the incorrectly displayed, you can adjust temperature in Fahrenheit (U.S. temperature reading can be affected it up to 5°F ( 3°C) warmer or models) or Centigrade (Canadian...

  • Page 71

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges Check Fuel Cap Message If the system still detects a leak in Maintenance Minder Your vehicle’s onboard diagnostic the vehicle’s evaporative emissions The information display in the system will detect a loose or missing system, the malfunction indicator instrument panel shows you the fuel fill cap as an evaporative system...

  • Page 72

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges acceleration or climbing a long hill. This correction of the battery level IMA Battery Level Gauge The IMA motor will recharge the gauge is normal and does not indicate a problem. If the IMA BATTERY LEVEL GAUGE battery as you continue driving.

  • Page 73

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges Charge/Assist Gauge If the IMA battery is too hot or too cold, the IMA system limits the IMA battery’s output power to protect the IMA ASSIST GAUGE battery. This disables the IMA assist and Auto Idle Stop, even though the Battery Level Gauge may show that the battery is well-charged.

  • Page 74: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS HEADLIGHTS/TURN WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS (P. 74) SIGNAL (P. 72) (P. 73) DISPLAY CHANGE BUTTON (P. 65) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P. 31) SEL/RESET BUTTON (P. 64) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON REMOTE AUDIO CONTROLS (P.

  • Page 75: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Windshield Wipers and Washers MIST The wipers run at high The wipers run at low speed. speed until you release the lever. The wipers run at high speed. The wipers are not activated. Windshield Washers Pull the wiper control lever toward you, The length of the wiper...

  • Page 76: Turn Signals And Headlights

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Turn Signals and Headlights Push down on the Turn Signal If you leave the lights on with the lever to signal a left turn and up to key removed from the ignition signal a right turn. To signal a lane switch, you will hear a reminder change, push lightly on the lever, chime when you open the driver’s...

  • Page 77

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Headlights, Instrument Panel Brightness Daytime Running Lights Instrument Panel Brightness when you reach the maximum or With the headlight switch off or minimum brightness. The display position, the high beam returns to the odometer 5 seconds INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS CONTROL BUTTONS headlights come on with reduced...

  • Page 78

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Hazard Warning Button, Rear Window Defogger Make sure the rear window is clear Hazard Warning Button Rear Window Defogger and you have good visibility before starting to drive. The defogger wires on the inside of the rear window can be accidentally damaged.

  • Page 79: Steering Wheel Adjustment

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Steering Wheel Adjustment Make any steering wheel adjustment Push the lever up to lock the before you start driving. steering wheel in that position. Make sure you have securely locked the steering wheel in place by trying to move it up, down, in, Adjusting the steering wheel and out.

  • Page 80: Keys And Locks

    You will need this key number if you high humidity. TRANSMITTER (Gray) ever have to get a key replaced. Use only Honda-approved key blanks. Do not drop the keys or set heavy objects on them. These keys contain electronic circuits that are activated by the Keep the keys away from liquids.

  • Page 81: Immobilizer System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Immobilizer System The immobilizer system protects If the system repeatedly does not As required by the FCC: your vehicle from theft. If an recognize the coding of your key, This device complies with Part 15 of the improperly-coded key (or other contact your dealer.

  • Page 82: Ignition Switch

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Ignition Switch You will hear a reminder beeper if If the front wheels are turned, the anti-theft lock may make it difficult you leave the key in the LOCK (0) or to turn the key. Firmly turn the the ACCESSORY (I) position and steering wheel to the left or right as open the driver’s door.

  • Page 83: Door Locks

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Power Door Locks To lock any door when getting out of the vehicle, pull the lock tab out, and close the door. LOCK TAB To lock the doors when getting out of the vehicle, remove the key from To lock the ignition switch, and push the top To lock...

  • Page 84

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Childproof Door Locks Auto Door Locking/Unlocking Auto Door Locking Your vehicle has customizable The auto door locking feature has settings for the doors to three possible settings: LEVER Unlock automatically lock and unlock. There are default settings for each of these The auto door locking is features.

  • Page 85

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Push and hold the front of the To turn off the Auto Door Lock To program the Park Lock mode: modes: master door lock switch on the Locks all doors when the shift lever is driver’s door until you hear a click moved out of the Park (P) position.

  • Page 86

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Push and hold the brake pedal, Push and hold the front of the To program the Drive Lock mode: master door lock switch on the and move the shift lever out of the Locks all doors when the vehicle’s speed driver’s door.

  • Page 87

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Auto Door Unlocking Push and hold the rear of the To turn off the Auto Door Unlock The auto door unlocking feature has modes: master door lock switch on the five possible settings: driver’s door.

  • Page 88

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Push and hold the rear of the To program the Park Unlock mode: To program the Ignition Switch master door lock switch on the Unlocks the driver’s door or all doors Unlock mode: when the shift lever is moved into the driver’s door.

  • Page 89

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Push and hold the brake pedal, Release the switch and, within 5 Even though your vehicle’s battery is then move the shift lever out of seconds, turn the ignition switch removed or goes dead, the system the Park (P) position.

  • Page 90

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Trunk Press and hold the trunk release Emergency Trunk Opener PULL button on the remote transmitter. To close the trunk, press down on the trunk lid. Keep the trunk lid closed at all times while driving to avoid damaging it, and to prevent exhaust gas from TRUNK RELEASE getting into the interior.

  • Page 91: Remote Transmitter

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter UNLOCK Press this button once PANIC Press this button for UNLOCK PANIC BUTTON to unlock the driver’s door. Push it about 1 second to attract attention; BUTTON twice to unlock the other doors. the horn will sound and the exterior Some exterior lights will flash twice lights will flash for about 30 seconds.

  • Page 92

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter Replacing the Transmitter Battery If it takes several pushes on the button to lock or unlock the doors, replace the battery as soon as BATTERY possible. Battery type: CR1616 SCREW To replace the battery: Inside the transmitter, separate the inner cover from the keypad Remove the screw at the base of...

  • Page 93

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter, Seats Remove the old battery from the As required by the FCC: Front Seat Adjustments back of the inner cover, and note This device complies with Part 15 of the See pages for important safety the polarity.

  • Page 94

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment Head Restraints See page for important safety information and a warning about improperly positioning head restraints. Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all seating positions to help protect you and your passengers from whiplash and other injuries.

  • Page 95

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Front Rear Center Position CUSHION CUSHION LEGS RELEASE SEAT-BACK RELEASE BUTTON SEAT-BACK BUTTON They are most effective when you When a passenger is seated in the Adjusting the Head Restraint adjust them so the center of the back The head restraints adjust for height.

  • Page 96

    If the restraints do not return to their normal position, or in the event of a injury during a crash. severe collision, have the vehicle inspected by a Honda dealer. Always replace the head The driver’s and front passenger’s restraints before driving.

  • Page 97

    Install each restraint in its proper location. MAIN SWITCH Only use genuine Honda replacement head restraints. The lid of the console compartment Turn the ignition switch to the ON can be used as an armrest by moving (II) position to raise or lower any it forward and backward.

  • Page 98

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Power Windows, Mirrors To open or close the AUTO Mirrors driver’s window, push or pull the Closing a power window on window switch firmly down or up to the second detent, and release it. someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury.

  • Page 99

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Mirrors Adjusting the Power Mirrors Heated Mirrors SELECTOR SWITCH ADJUSTMENT SWITCH HEATED MIRROR BUTTON Turn the ignition switch to the ON Push the appropriate edge of the On Canadian models (II) position. adjustment switch to move the The outside mirrors are heated to mirror right, left, up, or down.

  • Page 100: Parking Brake

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Parking Brake 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. PARKING BRAKE LEVER To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up fully.

  • Page 101: Interior Convenience Items

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items CONSOLE COMPARTMENT COAT HOOK COIN BOX CENTER POCKET VANITY MIRROR ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET GLOVE BOX BEVERAGE HOLDERS 2008 Civic Hybrid...

  • Page 102

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Another accessory power socket is in Beverage Holders Console Compartment Be careful when you are using the the center console compartment. beverage holders. A spilled liquid When more than one socket is being LEVER that is very hot can scald you or your used, the combined power rating of...

  • Page 103: Interior Lights

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Lights Ceiling Light After all doors are closed tightly, the Spotlights light dims slightly, then fades out in about 30 seconds. DOOR ACTIVATED If you do not open any door after you unlock the driver’s door or remove the key from the ignition switch, the light(s) fades out in about 30 seconds.

  • Page 104

    Main Menu Features The heating and air conditioning Climate Control ......system in your vehicle provides a Audio System ........ comfortable driving environment in Audio System (Models without all weather conditions. navigation system) ....To Play the Radio ..... The standard audio system has Playing the XM Satellite many features.

  • Page 105: Climate Control

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control AUTO BUTTON FAN CONTROL DIAL TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL MODE CONTROL BUTTON AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON FRESH AIR BUTTON RECIRCULATION BUTTON WINDSHIELD DEFROST BUTTON OFF BUTTON 2008 Civic Hybrid...

  • Page 106: Climate Control

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control The system automatically selects the Voice Control System Semi-automatic Operation proper mix of conditioned and/or You can manually select various Only on models equipped with Navigation System heated air that will, as quickly as functions of the climate control The climate control system for your possible, raise or lower the interior...

  • Page 107

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control Air Conditioning (A/C) Button The system should be left in fresh Airflow is divided between This button turns the air air mode under almost all conditions. the floor vents and defroster vents at conditioning on and off.

  • Page 108

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control Ventilation Using the A/C Dehumidify the Interior The flow-through ventilation system Air conditioning places an extra load Air conditioning, as it cools, removes draws in outside air, circulates it on the engine. Watch the engine moisture from the air.

  • Page 109

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control To Defog and Defrost To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice To clear the windows faster, you can To remove fog from the inside of the From the Windows close the dashboard corner vents by windows: rotating the wheel below each vent.

  • Page 110

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control To Turn Everything Off Sunlight, Temperature, and Press the OFF button. However, a Humidity Sensors lack of airflow can cause the windows to fog up. You should keep the fan on at all times so stale air and moisture do not build up in the interior and cause fogging.

  • Page 111: Audio System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Read the appropriate pages in this On models without navigation system section for operation of the audio systems installed in your vehicle. For vehicles without navigation system, see pages through For vehicles with navigation system, see pages through If your vehicle has a different audio...

  • Page 112

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System U.S. model with navigation system 2008 Civic Hybrid...

  • Page 113

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) SCAN AUTO SELECT BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON PWR/VOL KNOB SEEK BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS TUNE/SOUND KNOB 2008 Civic Hybrid...

  • Page 114

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Use the TUNE knob to If you do nothing, the system will To Play the Radio TUNE The ignition switch must be in the tune the radio to a desired frequency. then scan for the next strong station Turn the knob right to tune to a ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II)

  • Page 115

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) AUTO SELECT If you are You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed after Adjusting the Sound traveling far from home and can no pressing a preset button if auto Press the SOUND (TUNE) knob longer receive your preset stations, select cannot find a strong station for repeatedly to display the BASS,...

  • Page 116

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Use the TREBLE/ Treble/Bass Speed-sensitive volume Audio System Lighting BASS modes to adjust the tone to compensation (SVC) The SVC You can use the instrument panel your liking. mode controls the volume based on brightness control buttons to adjust vehicle speed.

  • Page 117

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Playing the XM Satellite Radio Optional on U.S. models POWER/VOLUME KNOB Your audio system is capable of DISPLAY BUTTON receiving XM Satellite Radio anywhere in the United States, SCAN BUTTON CD/AUX BUTTON except Hawaii and Alaska.

  • Page 118

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) To switch between Operating the XM Radio MODE You may experience periods when To listen to XM radio, turn the channel mode and category mode, XM Radio does not transmit the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY press and hold the DISP/MODE artist’s name and song title...

  • Page 119

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) SCAN The scan function gives Use the tune, seek, or scan XM Radio Display Messages you a sampling of all channels while function to tune to a desired in the channel mode. In the category channel.

  • Page 120

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) ‘‘ - - - - ’’ The selected channel number does not exist, or is not part Signal may be blocked by Signal weaker in mountains or large obstacles to these areas.

  • Page 121

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Depending on where you drive, you As required by the FCC: knob until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. may experience reception problems. Changes or modifications not expressly Your I.D. will appear in the display. Interference can be caused by any of approved by the party responsible for these conditions:...

  • Page 122

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) EJECT BUTTON REPEAT CD BUTTON BUTTON LOAD RANDOM DISPLAY INDICATOR BUTTON BUTTON SCAN BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BUTTON PWR/VOL KNOB FOLDER KNOB 2008 Civic Hybrid...

  • Page 123

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) To Play a Disc The specifications of the compatible Insert the disc about halfway into the To load or play discs, the ignition MP3 file are: disc slot. The drive will pull the disc switch must be in the ACCESSORY Sampling frequency: in the rest of the way and begin to...

  • Page 124

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Text Data Display Function You will also see some text data To Change or Select Tracks/Files Each time you press the DISP button, under these conditions: Use the SEEK/SKIP button while a the display shows you the text data disc is playing to select passages and on a disc, if the disc was recorded...

  • Page 125

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) SEEK/SKIP Each time you In MP3 or WMA mode REPEAT (TRACK/FILE press and release the side of FOLDER SELECTION REPEAT) To continuously replay the SEEK/SKIP button, the player select a different folder, turn the a track (files in MP3 or WMA mode), skips forward to the beginning of the TUNE knob to move to the...

  • Page 126

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) In MP3 or WMA mode RANDOM (Random within a In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER-REPEAT This feature, disc/folder) This feature plays FOLDER-RANDOM This when activated, replays all files on the tracks within a disc (the files feature, when activated, plays all the selected folder in the order they...

  • Page 127

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) SCAN (TRACK/FILE SCAN) In MP3 or WMA mode To Stop Playing a Disc The scan function samples all tracks F-SCAN (FOLDER SCAN) This Press the eject button ( ) to (files in MP3 or WMA) on the disc in feature, when activated, samples the remove the disc.

  • Page 128

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) If you turn the system off while a If you select an empty slot in the Operating the Optional Disc disc is playing, either with the Changer magazine, the changer will search power/volume knob or by turning An optional six or eight disc changer for the next available disc to load and...

  • Page 129

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Disc Player Error Messages Error Cause Solution The chart on the right explains the Message error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. High Temperature Will disappear when the temperature returns to HEAT ERROR normal.

  • Page 130

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Optional Disc Changer Error Error Cause Solution Messages Message The chart on the right explains the error messages you may see in the Press the magazine eject button, and pull the display while playing a disc.

  • Page 131

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Voice Control System Playing the AM/FM Radio In addition to the standard audio controls, the audio system in your vehicle can be operated using the voice control system. See the FM2 ICON navigation section in your Quick Start Guide for an overview of this...

  • Page 132

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) To Play the AM/FM Radio The band and frequency that the To Select a Station The ignition switch must be in the radio was last tuned to are displayed. You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

  • Page 133

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) SEEK The seek function If you do nothing, the system will Each preset button’s frequency is searches up and down from the then scan for the next strong station shown on the bottom of the audio current frequency to find a station and play it for 10 seconds.

  • Page 134

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) If you are AUTO SELECT You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed after traveling far from home and can no pressing a preset button if auto longer receive your preset stations, select cannot find a strong station for you can use the auto select feature to every preset button.

  • Page 135

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Playing the XM Satellite Radio XM RADIO ICON MODE ICON POWER/VOLUME JOYSTICK KNOB CATEGORY INDICATOR AM/FM BUTTON XM RADIO BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON PRESET CHANNEL NUMBER TUNE BAR PRESET BUTTONS 2008 Civic Hybrid...

  • Page 136

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Your audio system is capable of To switch between Operating the XM Radio MODE receiving XM Satellite Radio To listen to XM radio, turn the channel mode and category mode, touch the MODE icon.

  • Page 137

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) TUNE Press the TUNE bar to Preset You can store up to 12 change channel selections. Press preset channels using each preset for higher numbered channels button or preset icons on the screen. for lower numbered Each preset button or icon stores channels.

  • Page 138

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) The signal is Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the XM Radio Display Messages ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ first six channels. currently too weak. Move the vehicle ‘‘LOADING’’ XM is loading the to an area away from tall buildings, Press the XM button again or audio or program information.

  • Page 139

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south Signal weaker in Signal may be blocked by of the vehicle may cause satellite these areas. mountains or large obstacles to reception interruptions.

  • Page 140

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Depending on where you drive, you As required by the FCC: bar until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. may experience reception problems. Your I.D. will appear in the display. Changes or modifications not expressly Interference can be caused by any of approved by the party responsible for...

  • Page 141

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Adjusting the Sound BALANCE Adjusts the side-to- side strength of the sound. To adjust the left/right balance, SPEAKER SETTING touch the L or R icon. SUBWOOFER Adjusts the strength of sound from the subwoofer speaker.

  • Page 142

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) This function is set to MID as the Screen Mode Audio System Lighting default setting when the vehicle You can select the background You can use the instrument panel leaves the factory.

  • Page 143

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Playing a Disc CD ICON POWER/VOLUME JOYSTICK KNOB OPEN BUTTON CD BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE BAR RANDOM FAST FORWARD SKIP BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON REWIND BUTTON SKIP BUTTON 2008 Civic Hybrid...

  • Page 144

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Video CDs and DVD discs do not To Play a Disc The specifications for compatible You operate the disc player with the work in this unit. WMA files are: same controls used for the radio.

  • Page 145

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) To Load a Disc DISC SLOT OPEN BUTTON CLOSE BUTTON The disc player is behind the Insert a disc about halfway into the To return the screen to the upright navigation screen.

  • Page 146

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Push the AUDIO button beside the To Change or Select Tracks/Files You can also select an icon with the screen to show the audio display and joystick. Move it to left, right, up, or operate the disc player.

  • Page 147

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) In MP3 or WMA mode In MP3 or WMA mode In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER SELECTION FOLDER REPEAT This feature, FOLDER RANDOM This select a different folder, press either when activated, replays all files on feature, when activated, plays all side of the TUNE bar to move to the...

  • Page 148

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) SCAN (TRACK/FILE SCAN) In MP3 or WMA mode Using a Track List The scan function samples all tracks FOLDER SCAN This feature, (files in MP3 or WMA) in the order when activated, samples all the first FOLDER ICON TRACK/FILE ICON...

  • Page 149

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) When playing a CD recorded with To Stop Playing a Disc Removing a Disc text data, each track name is shown To play the radio when a disc is To remove a disc from the audio unit, on the audio display.

  • Page 150

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Operating the Optional Disc Protecting Discs Changer For information on how to handle An optional six or eight disc changer and protect discs, see page is available for your vehicle. This disc changer uses the same controls used for the in-dash disc player or the radio.

  • Page 151

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Disc Player Error Messages Error Cause Solution The chart on the right explains the Message error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. Press the eject button, and pull out the disc. Check if it is inserted correctly in the disc If you see an error message in the FOCUS Error...

  • Page 152

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Playing a PC Card TRACK LIST ICON PC CARD ICON JOYSTICK POWER/VOLUME KNOB PLAY MODE ICON OPEN BUTTON CD/XM BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE BAR RANDOM SKIP BUTTON FAST FORWARD BUTTON BUTTON...

  • Page 153

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) To Play a PC Card Always use the recommended Never insert foreign objects into You operate the PC card player with memory card with the appropriate the PC card slot. the same controls used for the radio adapter (if an adapter is needed).

  • Page 154

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) The specifications for compatible Loading a PC Card Insert a PC card straight into the slot. WMA files are: The drive will read the PC card and Sampling frequency: PC CARD SLOT begin to play it.

  • Page 155

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) To Select a Play Mode There are three play modes: Folder, PLAY MODE ICON FOLDER MODE Artist, and Album. Touch the PLAY MODE icon, then choose one of the modes by touching its icon.

  • Page 156

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) If you select ‘‘Play a New Track List,’’ the system goes into the selected play mode immediately and begins to play the files in order to the new list. To go back to the previous screen, press the CANCEL button on the right side of the screen.

  • Page 157

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) SKIP Each time you press and TRACK REPEAT (FILE To Change or Select Tracks/Files release (preset 6), the player REPEAT) To continuously replay PRESET BUTTON’S FUNCTION skips forward to the beginning of the a file, press and release the RPT next file.

  • Page 158

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) TRACK RANDOM (Random The system then selects and plays FOLDER/ARTIST/ALBUM within a folder) This feature files randomly. This continues until SCAN This feature, when plays the files within a folder in you deactivate each random play by activated, samples the first file in random order.

  • Page 159

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Using a Track List FOLDER ICON ARTIST NAME TRACK LIST ICON RETURN ICON You can also select a file directly To scroll through the display, touch In artist mode, the artist name is also from a track list on the audio display.

  • Page 160

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Song Search Function SONG SEARCH ICON ALBUM NAME TITLE BY KEYWORD ICON RETURN ICON ARTIST ICON ALBUM ICON Folder mode is shown. In album mode, the album name is When you select ‘‘Song Search’’...

  • Page 161

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Searching for a Song Title by Keyword To cancel the selected letter, select Searching for a Song by Artist Name the letter and touch the Delete icon. To select more characters, touch the MORE ICON ARTIST LIST More icon.

  • Page 162

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Searching for a Song by Album Name To Stop Playing a PC Card Removing a PC Card To play the radio when a PC card is To remove a PC card from the audio unit, fold back the screen by playing, press the AM/FM button or ALBUM LIST...

  • Page 163

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) PC Card Error Messages If you see an error message in the Indication Solution display while playing a PC card, find the solution in the chart to the right. FILE ERROR The system cannot read the file(s).

  • Page 164: Am/fm Radio Reception

    Main Menu Table Of Contents AM/FM Radio Reception Radio Frequencies Radio Reception The radio can receive the complete How well the radio receives stations AM and FM bands. is dependent on many factors, such Those bands cover these frequen- as the distance from the station’s cies: transmitter, nearby large objects, and atmospheric conditions.

  • Page 165

    Main Menu Table Of Contents AM/FM Radio Reception Electrical interference from passing vehicles and stationary sources can cause temporary reception problems. As required by the FCC: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

  • Page 166: Protecting Your Discs

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Your Discs General Information Protecting Discs When using CD-R or CD-RW discs, When a disc is not being played, use only high quality discs labeled store it in its case to protect it from for audio use.

  • Page 167

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Your Discs Additional Information of Bubbled, wrinkled, labelled, and excessively thick discs Recommended Discs The in-dash disc player/changer has a sophisticated and delicate mechanism. If you insert a damaged disc as indicated in this section, it may become stuck inside and damage the audio unit.

  • Page 168

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Your Discs Small, irregular shaped discs Discs with scratches, dirty discs Recommended discs are printed with the following logo. 3-inch (8-cm) CD Triangle Shape Audio unit may not play the following formats. Fingerprints, scratches, etc. CD-R or CD-RW may not play due to the recording conditions.

  • Page 169: Radio Theft Protection

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Radio Theft Protection Your vehicle’s audio system will If you lose the card, you must obtain If you make a mistake entering the disable itself if it is disconnected the code number from a dealer. To code, do not start over;...

  • Page 170: Remote Audio Controls

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Audio Controls The MODE button changes the beginning of the current track. Press VOL BUTTON mode. Pressing the button it again to return to the previous repeatedly selects FM1, FM2, AM, track. You will see the disc and track disc (if a disc is loaded), or a PC card numbers in the display.

  • Page 171: Setting The Clock

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Setting the Clock On models without navigation system CLOCK BUTTON To set the time, press the CLOCK button until the displayed time begins to blink, then release the button. Change the hours by pressing the H (preset 1) button until the numbers advance to the desired time.

  • Page 172: Security System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Security System With the system set, you can still The security system helps to protect your vehicle and valuables from theft. open the trunk with the master key The horn sounds and a combination or the remote transmitter without of headlights (low beam), parking triggering the alarm.

  • Page 173: Cruise Control

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Cruise Control Cruise control allows you to maintain Using the Cruise Control Press and release the SET/ a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) DECEL button on the steering RES/ACCEL without keeping your foot on the wheel.

  • Page 174

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Cruise Control You can decrease the set cruising Even with the cruise control turned Changing the Set Speed You can increase the set cruising speed in any of these ways: on, you can still use the accelerator speed in any of these ways: pedal to speed up for passing.

  • Page 175

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Cruise Control Canceling Cruise Control Resuming the Set Speed When you push the CANCEL button, or tap the brake or clutch pedal, the CRUISE BUTTON system will remember the previously set cruising speed. To return to that speed, accelerate to above 25 mph (40 km/h), and then press and release the RES/ACCEL button.

  • Page 176: Before Driving

    Main Menu Before Driving Before you begin driving your Break-in Period ......vehicle, you should know what Fuel Recommendation ....Service Station Procedures ..gasoline to use and how to check the levels of important fluids. You also Refueling ........need to know how to properly store Opening and Closing the luggage or packages.

  • Page 177: Break-in Period

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation Use of gasoline with these additives Help assure your vehicle’s future Your vehicle is designed to operate may adversely affect performance, reliability and performance by paying on unleaded gasoline with a pump and cause the malfunction indicator extra attention to how you drive octane number of 87 or higher.

  • Page 178: Service Station Procedures

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. Refueling You may hear a hissing sound as pressure inside the tank escapes. Push Gasoline is highly flammable The fuel fill cap is attached to the and explosive.

  • Page 179: Opening And Closing The Hood

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Screw the fuel fill cap back on Opening and Closing the Hood until it clicks at least once. If you do not properly tighten the cap, HOOD RELEASE HANDLE LATCH the malfunction indicator lamp may come on (see page ).

  • Page 180: Oil Check

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Oil Check SUPPORT ROD GRIP DIPSTICK UPPER MARK LOWER MARK CLIP To close the hood, lift it up slightly to Wait a few minutes after turning the Remove the dipstick again, and remove the support rod from the engine off before you check the oil.

  • Page 181: Engine Coolant Check

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Engine Coolant Check Refer to Owner’s Maintenance Checks on page for information RESERVE TANK about checking other items on your vehicle. Look at the coolant level in the radiator reserve tank. Make sure it is between the MAX and MIN lines.

  • Page 182: Fuel Economy

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuel Economy Actual Mileage and EPA Fuel Economy Estimates Comparison. Fuel economy is not a fixed number. Highway MPG City MPG It varies based on driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle condition. Therefore, it is not possible for one set of estimates to predict fuel economy precisely for all drivers in all environments.

  • Page 183

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuel Economy Fuel Economy Factors Use the recommended viscosity Observe the speed limit The following factors can lower your motor oil, displaying the API Aerodynamic drag has a big effect vehicle’s fuel economy: on fuel mileage at speeds above 45 Certification Seal (see page Aggressive driving (hard mph (75 km/h).

  • Page 184

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuel Economy Minimize the use of the air Checking Your Fuel Economy conditioning system The A/C puts an extra load on the engine which makes it use more fuel. Use the fresh-air ventilation when possible. Miles Gallons Miles per...

  • Page 185: Accessories And Modifications

    Be sure electronic accessories do crash in which you can be hurt Accessories not overload electrical circuits or killed. Your dealer has Honda accessories (see page ) or interfere with the proper operation of your that allow you to personalize your Follow all instructions in this vehicle.

  • Page 186

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Accessories and Modifications Modifying Your Vehicle Non-Honda wheels, because they Removing parts from your vehicle, are a universal design, can cause or replacing components with excessive stress on suspension non-Honda components could components and will not be seriously affect your vehicle’s...

  • Page 187: Carrying Cargo

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo Your vehicle has several convenient DOOR POCKETS storage areas: Glove box Door pockets CENTER POCKET TRUNK Center pocket Console compartment Trunk However, carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe.

  • Page 188

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo The resulting figure equals the Load Limits The maximum load for your vehicle available amount of cargo and is 850 lbs (385 kg) for U.S. vehicles, Overloading or improper luggage load capacity. For and 395 kg for Canadian vehicles.

  • Page 189

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo In addition, the total weight of the vehicle, all occupants, accessories, cargo, and trailer tongue load must Example 1 not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Max Load (850 lbs) Passenger Weight Cargo Weight Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).

  • Page 190

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo Carrying Items in the Passenger Carrying Cargo in the Trunk Air Intake Compartment Distribute cargo evenly on the AIR INTAKE Store or secure all items that could floor of the trunk, placing the be thrown around and hurt heaviest items on the bottom and someone during a crash.

  • Page 191

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo Do not spill any liquids over the air intake or put any small foreign objects in it. This may damage the IMA battery and the power control unit. 2008 Civic Hybrid...

  • Page 192

    Main Menu Driving This section gives you tips on Preparing to Drive ......starting the engine under various Starting the Engine ....... Automatic Transmission (CVT) . conditions, and how to operate the automatic transmissions (CVT). It Parking ........... also includes important information Braking System ......

  • Page 193: Preparing To Drive

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Preparing to Drive You should do the following checks Check that any items you may be Fasten your seat belt. Check that and adjustments before you drive carrying are stored properly or your passengers have fastened your vehicle.

  • Page 194: Starting The Engine

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Starting the Engine Apply the parking brake. Starting in Cold Weather In cold weather, conventional starter In cold weather, turn off all is used instead of the IMA system The immobilizer system protects your electrical accessories to reduce starter.

  • Page 195: Automatic Transmission (cvt)

    Shift Lever Position Indicators The ‘‘D’’ indicator comes on for a Transmission (CVT) few seconds when you turn the Honda’s Continuously Variable ignition switch to the ON (II) Transmission’s unique design position. If it flashes while driving (in provides a smooth, constant flow of any shift position), it indicates a power.

  • Page 196

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission (CVT) If you have done all of the above and Shifting To shift from: Do this: still cannot move the lever out of P to R Press the brake pedal and RELEASE BUTTON SHIFT LEVER Park, see press the release button.

  • Page 197

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission (CVT) Reverse (R) Press the brake allow the engine to run at higher Engine Speed Limiter pedal and press the release button speeds when it is cold. When the vehicle reaches the on the front of the shift lever to shift maximum speed in any shift position, from Park to reverse.

  • Page 198

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission (CVT) Shift Lock Release RELEASE Do this if pushing on the brake pedal BUTTON and pressing the release button does not shift the transmission out of Park: Set the parking brake. Remove the key from the ignition switch.

  • Page 199

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission (CVT) Auto Idle Stop The front window defroster is off. The Auto Idle Stop function may To maximize fuel economy, your activate when you slow down. Civic Hybrid has an Auto Idle Stop The Auto Idle Stop function activates function.

  • Page 200

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission (CVT) If you open the driver’s door when Auto Idle Stop Indicator Auto Stop is active, the indicator will blink and you will hear a continuous beep. The beep will stop when you close the door.

  • Page 201: Parking

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Parking Always use the parking brake when Parking Tips If the vehicle is facing downhill, you park your vehicle. Make sure Make sure the windows are closed. turn the front wheels toward the the parking brake is set firmly, or curb.

  • Page 202: Braking System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Braking System Your vehicle is equipped with front Check the brakes after driving Cooperative Control with Regenerative disc brakes. The brakes on the rear through deep water. Apply the Brake wheels are drum. A power assist brakes moderately to see if they feel This feature controls the braking helps reduce the effort needed on...

  • Page 203: Anti-lock Brakes (abs)

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) Braking System Design The anti-lock brake system (ABS) ABS activates. However, you may helps prevent the wheels from feel the ABS activate immediately if The hydraulic system that operates the brakes has two separate circuits. locking up, and helps you retain you are trying to stop on snow or ice.

  • Page 204: Towing A Trailer

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Towing a Trailer If the ABS indicator and the brake Important Safety Reminders Towing a Trailer system indicator come on together, ABS does not reduce the time or Your vehicle is not designed to tow a and the parking brake is fully distance it takes to stop the trailer.

  • Page 205: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (tpms)

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) U.S. models only Low Tire Pressure Driving on a significantly under- Your vehicle is equipped with a tire Indicator inflated tire causes the tire to pressure monitoring system (TPMS) When the low tire pressure indicator overheat and can lead to tire failure.

  • Page 206

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) For example, if you check and fill information label and in the owner’s When you restart the vehicle with your tires in a warm area, then drive manual (see page the compact spare tire, the TPMS in extremely cold weather, the tire indicator may also come on and stay...

  • Page 207

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Changing a Tire with TPMS The low tire pressure indicator or As required by the FCC: If you have a flat tire, the low tire the TPMS indicator will go off, after This device complies with Part 15 of the pressure indicator will come on.

  • Page 208

    Main Menu Maintenance This section explains why it is Maintenance Safety ...... important to keep your vehicle well Maintenance Minder ....maintained and how to follow basic Fluid Locations ......maintenance safety precautions. Adding Engine Oil ......Changing the Oil and Filter ..

  • Page 209: Maintenance Safety

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Safety All service items not detailed in this Wear eye protection and Burns from hot parts. Let the section should be performed by a protective clothing when working engine and exhaust system cool certified technician or qualified with the battery or compressed air.

  • Page 210: Maintenance Minder

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder Your vehicle displays engine oil life The remaining engine oil life is Engine Oil Life Display and maintenance service items on shown on the display according to SEL/RESET BUTTON this table: the information display to show you when you should have your dealer perform engine oil replacement and Calculated Engine...

  • Page 211

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder The maintenance item code or codes indicate the main and sub items MAINTENANCE ITEM CODE(S) required at the time of the oil change (see page ENGINE OIL MAINTENANCE LIFE DISPLAY MINDER INDICATOR If the remaining engine oil life is 15 When the remaining engine oil life is to 6 percent, you will see the engine 5 to 1 percent, you will see a...

  • Page 212

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder You can change the information display from the engine oil life display to the odometer, the trip meter, or the outside temperature every time you press and release the SEL/RESET button. When the engine oil life is 0 percent or negative mileage, the maintenance minder indicator remains on even if you change the...

  • Page 213

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder Maintenance Main Items and Sub Resetting the Engine Oil Life Items Display Your dealer will reset the display after completing the required MAINTENANCE MAIN ITEM maintenance service. You will see ‘‘OIL LIFE 100%’’ on the information display the next time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.

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    Honda Service History or Canadian Your authorized Honda dealer Maintenance Log. Check your Press the SEL/RESET button for...

  • Page 215

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder U.S. Vehicles: Owner’s Maintenance Checks Lights Check the operation of Maintenance, replacement, or You should check the following the headlights, parking lights, items at the specified intervals. If taillights, high-mount brake light, repair of emissions control you are unsure of how to perform turn signals, brake lights, and devices and systems may be done...

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder Symbol Maintenance Main Items Symbol Maintenance Sub Items Replace engine oil Rotate tires Replace engine oil and oil filter Replace air cleaner element Inspect front and rear brakes If you drive in dusty conditions, replace Check parking brake adjustment every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).

  • Page 217: Fluid Locations

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fluid Locations BRAKE FLUID ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK (Black cap) (Orange loop) ENGINE OIL FILL CAP AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (CVT) FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) ENGINE COOLANT RESERVOIR RADIATOR CAP 2008 Civic Hybrid...

  • Page 218: Adding Engine Oil

    It is available at could damage the engine. highly recommended that you use your dealer. A 5W-20 oil may be used Honda Motor Oil in your vehicle for if 0W-20 is not available. 2008 Civic Hybrid...

  • Page 219

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Adding Engine Oil, Changing the Oil and Filter Synthetic Oil Changing the Oil and Filter HOLDING CLIP You may use a synthetic motor oil if Always change the oil and filter it meets the same requirements according to the maintenance given for a conventional motor oil: it messages shown on the information...

  • Page 220: Changing The Oil And Filter

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing the Oil and Filter Put a new washer on the drain bolt, OIL FILTER DRAIN BOLT then reinstall the drain bolt. Tighten the drain bolt to: 29 lbf·ft (39 N·m , 4.0 kgf·m) Refill the engine with the recommended oil.

  • Page 221

    Changing the Oil and Filter, Engine Coolant Turn off the engine, let it sit for Adding Engine Coolant If Honda antifreeze/coolant is not several minutes, then check the oil available, you may use another level on the dipstick. If necessary,...

  • Page 222: Engine Coolant

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Engine Coolant If the reserve tank is completely The coolant level should be up to empty, you should also check the the base of the filler neck. Add coolant if it is low. coolant level in the radiator. Pour the coolant slowly and carefully so you do not spill any.

  • Page 223: Windshield Washers

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Windshield Washers Check the fluid level in the Check the fluid level by removing windshield washer reservoir at least the cap and looking at the level monthly during normal use. gauge. Do not use engine antif reeze or a vinegar/water solution in the The low washer Fill the reservoir with a good-quality...

  • Page 224: Transmission Fluid

    Pour the fluid slowly and carefully so you do not spill any. Clean up any spill immediately; it could damage components in the engine compartment. Always use Honda CVT Fluid (Continuously Variable UPPER DIPSTICK MARK Transmission fluid).

  • Page 225

    DOT 4 fluid, from a sealed container, as a temporary replacement. Check the fluid level several seconds Using any non-Honda brake fluid can after you turn the ignition switch to cause corrosion and decrease the life the ON (II) position. The fluid level of the system.

  • Page 226

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Headlight Aiming High Beam Headlight The headlights were properly aimed CLIP when your vehicle was new. If you regularly carry heavy items in the trunk, readjustment may be required. Adjustments should be done by your dealer or other qualified technician.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Push the electrical connector back Low Beam Headlight onto the bulb. Make sure it is on all the way. HOLDING CLIP Install the new bulb, and turn it one-quarter turn clockwise to lock it in place. Turn on the headlights to test the new bulb.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Install the new bulb, and turn it Replacing the Front Side Marker/ one-quarter turn clockwise to lock Turn Signal Light Bulb it in place. HOLDING CLIP BULB Push the electrical connector back onto the bulb. Make sure it is on all the way.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Remove the bulb from the socket Replacing Rear Bulbs by pushing the bulb in and turning (In Fenders) it counterclockwise until it unlocks. SOCKET FASTENER BULB Install the new bulb in the socket. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place. Insert the socket back into the headlight assembly.

  • Page 230

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Replacing Rear Bulbs (in Trunk Lid) BULB BULBS SOCKETS SOCKETS BULB FASTENER Remove the socket by turning it Turn on the lights to make sure Open the trunk. one-quarter turn counterclockwise. the new bulb is working. Use the Phillips-head screwdriver to Pull the bulb straight out of its Reinstall the trunk lining.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights, Roof Antenna Pull the bulb straight out of its Roof Antenna socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. BULB Insert the socket back into the light assembly. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place.

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    Table Of Contents Cleaning the Seat Belts, Floor Mats Cleaning the Seat Belts Floor Mats If you use non-Honda floor mats, make sure they fit properly and that they can be used with the floor mat LOOP anchors. Do not put additional floor mats on top of the anchored mats.

  • Page 233

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Dust and Pollen Filter, Wiper Blades Dust and Pollen Filter Wiper Blades WIPER ARMS This filter removes the dust and Check the condition of the wiper pollen that is brought in from the blades at least every 6 months. outside through the heating and Replace them if you find signs of cooling system/climate control...

  • Page 234: Wiper Blades

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Wiper Blades BLADE WIPER ARM LOCK TAB Disconnect the blade assembly Pivot the blade assembly toward Remove the blade from its holder from the wiper arm: the wiper arm until it releases by grabbing the tabbed end of the from the wiper arm.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Wiper Blades Examine the new wiper blades. If Slide the wiper blade assembly they have no plastic or metal onto the wiper arm. Make sure it reinforcement along the back locks in place. edge, remove the metal reinforcement strips from the old Make sure the blade is completely wiper blade, and install them in...

  • Page 236

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Wheels, Tires Wheels Tires Inflation Guidelines Clean the wheels as you would the To safely operate your vehicle, your Keeping the tires properly inflated rest of the exterior. Wash them with tires must be the proper type and provides the best combination of the same solution, and rinse them size, in good condition with adequate...

  • Page 237

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires On U.S. models If you check air pressures when the Recommended Tire Pressures Even though your vehicle is tires are hot [driven for several miles The following chart shows the (kilometers)], you will see readings 4 recommended cold tire pressures for equipped with TPMS, we to 6 psi (30 to 40 kPa, 0.3 to 0.4...

  • Page 238

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires Tire Inspection Tire Service Life INDICATOR LOCATION MARKS Every time you check inflation, you The service life of your tires is should also examine the tires for dependent on many factors, damage, foreign objects, and wear. including, but not limited to, driving habits, road conditions, vehicle You should look for:...

  • Page 239

    If Improper wheel weights can damage you purchase directional tires, rotate your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use only front-to-back. only Honda wheel weights f or balancing. 2008 Civic Hybrid...

  • Page 240

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires The ABS works by comparing the Winter Driving speed of the wheels. When replacing Tires marked ‘‘M S’’ or ‘‘All tires, use the same size originally Installing improper tires on your Season’’ on the sidewall have an all- supplied with the vehicle.

  • Page 241

    Because your vehicle has limited tire hear them coming into contact with be seriously injured or killed. clearance, Honda strongly the body or chassis, stop and recommends using the chains listed investigate. Remove them as soon as...

  • Page 242: Checking The 12 Volt Battery

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Checking the 12 Volt Battery Check the terminals for corrosion (a white or yellowish powder). To remove it, cover the terminals with a The battery gives off explosive solution of baking soda and water. It hydrogen gas during normal will bubble up and turn brown.

  • Page 243: Vehicle Storage

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vehicle Storage If you need to park your vehicle for If the vehicle is to be stored for a as plastic sheeting, trap moisture, an extended period (more than 1 longer period, it should be which can damage the paint.

  • Page 244

    Main Menu Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers the more Compact Spare Tire ...... common problems that motorists Changing a Flat Tire ....If the Engine Won’t Start ..... experience with their vehicles. It gives you information about how to Jump Starting ........

  • Page 245: Compact Spare Tire

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Compact Spare Tire Use the compact spare tire as a Follow these precautions: INDICATOR LOCATION MARK temporary replacement only. Get your regular tire repaired or replaced, Never exceed 50 mph (80 km/h). and put it back on your vehicle as soon as you can.

  • Page 246: Changing A Flat Tire

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire If you have a flat tire while driving, JACK TOOL CASE stop in a safe place to change it. Drive slowly along the shoulder until The vehicle can easily roll off you get to an exit or an area to stop the jack, seriously injuring that is far away from the traffic lanes.

  • Page 247

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire JACKING POINTS WHEEL NUT WRENCH Remove the center cap from the Loosen each wheel nut 1/2 turn Place the jack under the jacking wheel with the extension. with the wheel nut wrench. point nearest the tire you need to change.

  • Page 248

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Put on the spare tire. Put the wheel nuts back on finger-tight, then tighten them in a crisscross pattern with the wheel nut wrench until the wheel is firmly against the hub. Do not try to tighten the wheel nuts fully.

  • Page 249

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Store the jack in the tool case. WING BOLT SPACER CONE Loose items can fly around the interior in a crash and could seriously injure the occupants. Store the wheel, jack, and tools securely before driving.

  • Page 250: If The Engine Won't Start

    Main Menu Table Of Contents If the Engine Won’t Start Diagnosing why the engine won’t Nothing Happens or the Starter Turn the ignition switch to the start falls into two areas, depending Motor Operates Very Slowly START (III) position. If the on what you hear when you turn the When you turn the ignition switch to headlights do not dim, check the...

  • Page 251

    Main Menu Table Of Contents If the Engine Won’t Start The Starter Operates Normally Do you have fuel? Check the fuel If you find nothing wrong, you will gauge; the low fuel indicator may need a qualified technician to find In this case, the starter motor’s speed sounds normal, or even faster not be working.

  • Page 252: Jump Starting

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Jump Starting Although this seems like a simple To jump start your vehicle: procedure, you should take several precautions. Open the hood, and check the physical condition of the 12 volt battery. A battery can explode if you do not follow the correct procedure, seriously injuring anyone If a battery sits in extreme cold, the...

  • Page 253

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Jump Starting Start the vehicle. If the starter If your vehicle’s 12 volt battery is motor still operates slowly, check disconnected or goes dead, the IMA that the jumper cables have good battery level gauge reading will not metal-to-metal contact.

  • Page 254: If The Engine Overheats

    Main Menu Table Of Contents If the Engine Overheats The reading on the vehicle’s If you see steam and/or spray temperature gauge should stay in coming from under the hood, turn the midrange. If it climbs to the red off the engine. Wait until you see Driving with the temperature gauge mark, you should determine the no more signs of steam or spray,...

  • Page 255

    Main Menu Table Of Contents If the Engine Overheats Look for any obvious coolant leaks, Start the engine, and set the such as a split radiator hose. interior temperature to maximum. Add coolant to the radiator up to Everything is still extremely hot, Removing the radiator cap so use caution.

  • Page 256: Low Oil Pressure Indicator

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Low Oil Pressure Indicator This indicator should never Safely pull off the road, and shut The engine running generates the oil come on when the engine is off the engine. Turn on the hazard pressure. When the Auto Idle Stop is running.

  • Page 257: Charging System Indicator

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Charging System Indicator If the charging system If the Auto Idle Stop is active for an indicator comes on brightly extended period, the charging when the engine is running, the 12 system indicator may come on. If it volt battery is not being charged.

  • Page 258: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Malfunction Indicator Lamp If the indicator comes on repeatedly, If the indicator comes on If your vehicle’s battery has been while driving, it means one even though it may turn off as you disconnected or gone dead, these of the engine’s emissions control continue driving, have your vehicle codes are erased.

  • Page 259: Brake System Indicator

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Brake System Indicator U.S. Canada The brake system However, if the brake pedal does not If the ABS indicator comes on with indicator normally feel normal, you should take the brake system indicator, have comes on when immediate action.

  • Page 260: Fuses

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuses INTERIOR UNDER-HOOD (PRIMARY) UNDER-HOOD (SECONDARY) FUSE LABEL The vehicle’s fuses are contained in The primary and secondary under- three fuse boxes. hood fuse boxes are in the engine compartment on the driver’s side. The interior fuse box is underneath the steering column.

  • Page 261

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuses Checking and Replacing Fuses FUSE BLOWN If something electrical in your BLOWN vehicle stops working, the first thing you should check for is a blown fuse. Determine from the chart on pages , or the diagram on the fuse box lid, which fuse or fuses control that device.

  • Page 262

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuses If you cannot drive the vehicle BLOWN without fixing the problem, and you do not have a spare fuse, take a fuse of the same rating or a lower rating from one of the other circuits. Make sure you can do without that circuit temporarily (such as the accessory power socket or radio).

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuses If the replacement fuse of the When the audio system is disabled, same rating blows in a short time, the clock setting in the audio system there is probably a serious will be canceled. You will need to Replacing a f use with one that has a electrical problem with your reset the clock according to the...

  • Page 264: Fuse Locations

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuse Locations UNDER-HOOD PRIMARY FUSE BOX UNDER-HOOD SECONDARY FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected 50 A Headlight Main 40 A Power Window Main 40 A Booster Motor 20 A Sub Fan Motor 20 A Main Fan Motor 30 A Rear Defogger 40 A...

  • Page 265

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuse Locations INTERIOR FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected 10 A Left Headlight Low Beam 20 A Headlight High Main 15 A Small (Main) Not Used 20 A Headlight Low Main (7.5 A) (HAC) (7.5 A) Not Used 20 A Door Lock...

  • Page 266: Emergency Towing

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Emergency Towing If, due to damage, your vehicle must If your vehicle needs to be towed, call a professional towing service or be towed with the front wheels on organization. Never tow your vehicle the ground, do this: Improper towing preparation will with just a rope or chain.

  • Page 267

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Emergency Towing Trying to lif t or tow your vehicle by the The steering system can be damaged if bumpers will cause serious damage. the steering wheel is locked. Leave the The bumpers are not designed to ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) support the vehicle’s weight.

  • Page 268: Technical Information

    Main Menu Technical Information The diagrams in this section give Identification Numbers ....Emissions Controls ....... you the dimensions and capacities of Specifications ........ The Clean Air Act ..... Crankcase Emissions Control your vehicle and the locations of the DOT Tire Quality Grading identification numbers.

  • Page 269: Identification Numbers

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Identification Numbers Your vehicle has several identifying numbers in various places. COVER The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the 17-digit number your dealer uses to register your vehicle VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER for warranty purposes. It is also necessary for licensing and insuring your vehicle.

  • Page 270

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Identification Numbers The engine number is stamped into the engine block. ENGINE NUMBER The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. The IMA Motor Number is stamped on the motor housing. IMA MOTOR NUMBER TRANSMISSION NUMBER...

  • Page 271: Specifications

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Specifications Dimensions Capacities Length 176.7 in (4,489 mm) Fuel tank Approx. Width 69.0 in (1,752 mm) 12.3 US gal (46.6 ) Height 56.3 in (1,430 mm) Engine Change 1.255 US gal (4.75 ) Wheelbase 106.3 in (2,700 mm) coolant Total 1.59 US gal (6.0 )

  • Page 272

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Specifications Air Conditioning Fuses Refrigerant type HFC-134a (R-134a) Interior See page or the fuse label Charge quantity 14.1 15.9 oz (400 450 g) attached to the inside of the fuse Lubricant oil type SE-10Y box door under the steering column.

  • Page 273: Dot Tire Quality Grading (u.s. Vehicles)

    Main Menu Table Of Contents DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) The tires on your vehicle meet all Treadwear Traction U.S. Federal Safety Requirements. The treadwear grade is a compara- The traction grades, from highest to All tires are also graded for tive rating based on the wear rate of lowest, are AA, A, B, and C.

  • Page 274: Temperature

    Main Menu Table Of Contents DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles), Tire Labeling Temperature Warning: The temperature grade for Tire Labeling The temperature grades are A (the this tire is established for a tire that The tires that came on your vehicle highest), B, and C, representing the is properly inflated and not have a number of markings.

  • Page 275

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Labeling Load index (a numerical code FW6X Tire type code. Tire Size Whenever tires are replaced, they associated with the maximum should be replaced with tires of the load the tire can carry). 2202 Date of manufacture.

  • Page 276: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (tpms) Required Federal Explanation

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation As an added safety feature, your U.S. models only (If your vehicle has tires of a Each tire, including the spare (if different size than the size indicated vehicle has been equipped with a tire provided), should be checked on the vehicle placard or tire...

  • Page 277

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation Driving on a significantly under- Your vehicle has also been equipped Always check the TPMS malfunction inflated tire causes the tire to with a TPMS malfunction indicator telltale after replacing one or more overheat and can lead to tire failure.

  • Page 278: Emissions Controls

    It is stored in this ment. Under certain conditions of canister while the engine is off. After sunlight and climate, NOx and HC In Canada, Honda vehicles comply the engine is started and warmed up, react to form photochemical ‘‘smog.’’ with the Canadian emission...

  • Page 279: Exhaust Emissions Controls

    System combustion and minimize the The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) Honda replacement parts or their amount of HC, CO, and NOx that system takes some of the exhaust equivalent for repairs. Using lower come out the tailpipe.

  • Page 280: Three Way Catalytic Converter

    Keep the engine well maintained. on HC, CO, and NOx. A replacement unit must be an original Honda part Have your vehicle diagnosed and or its equivalent. repaired if it is misfiring, back-...

  • Page 281: Emissions Testing

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Emissions Testing Testing of Readiness Codes Make sure the vehicle has been the highway in D. Do not use the If you take your vehicle for an parked with the engine off for 6 cruise control. When traffic allows, emissions test shortly after the hours or more.

  • Page 282

    Main Menu Warranty and Customer Relations Customer Service Information ..Warranty Coverages ....Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Vehicles) ......Authorized Manuals ..... 2008 Civic Hybrid...

  • Page 283: Customer Service Information

    P.O. Box 190816 San Juan, PR 00919-0816 U.S. Owners: A detailed description of the problem American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Tel: (787) 620-7546 Honda Automobile Customer Service Name of the dealer who sold the Mail Stop 500-2N-7A vehicle to you...

  • Page 284: Warranty Coverages

    Emissions Control Systems Defects all these warranties. Please read the Warranty and Emissions Accessory Limited Warranty these two Honda accessories are covered 2008 Honda warranty information Performance Warranty warranties cover your vehicle’s under this warranty. Time and booklet that came with your vehicle emissions control systems.

  • Page 285

    ; or write to: http://www.saf ercar.gov Administration (NHTSA) in addition However, NHTSA cannot become Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New to notifying American Honda Motor involved in individual problems Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC Co., Inc. between you, your dealer, or 20590.

  • Page 286: Authorized Manuals

    2006-2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Describes the procedures involved in the replacement Electrical Troubleshooting Manual of damaged body parts. 61SNA30 2006 Model Series Honda Civic 2/4 Door Body Repair Manual 31SNC620 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Owner’s Manual 31SNC810 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Navigation System Owner’s Manual...

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    Main Menu 2008 Civic Hybrid...

  • Page 288

    Main Menu Index Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) Indicator ....... . 59, Accessories ........Operation ........Battery ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Anti-theft, Audio System ....Charging System Position) ........Anti-theft Steering Column Indicator ......62, Accessory Power Socket ....Lock ..........Jump Starting ......

  • Page 289

    Main Menu Index Bulb Replacement When to ........Back-up Lights ......Charging System Indicator . 62, Brake Lights ..... . 226, Check Fuel Cap Indicator ....DANGER, Explanation of ....Front Side Marker Lights ..Checklist, Before Driving .... Dashboard ........

  • Page 290

    Main Menu Index DOT Tire Quality Grading ..Engine Speed Limiter ....Windshield Washer ....Driver and Passenger Safety ... Malfunction Indicator FM Stereo Radio Driving ........... Lamp ........ . 62, Reception ........Economy ........Oil Pressure Indicator ..62, Four-way Flashers ......

  • Page 291

    Main Menu Index Gauges Engine Coolant Temperature . Fuel ..........Identification Number, Vehicle . Jacking up the Vehicle ....Gearshift Lever Positions Ignition Jack, Tire ........Automatic Transmission ..Keys ..........Jump Starting ........ Glove Box ........Switch ........... Timing Control System ....

  • Page 292

    Main Menu Index Locks Anti-theft Steering Column ..Fuel Fill Door ......Neutral Gear Position ....Panel Brightness Control ....Power Door ......... New Vehicle Break-in ....Park Gear Position ......Trunk ........... NOTICE, Explanation of ....Parking ........... Low Coolant Level ......

  • Page 293

    Main Menu Index Reverse Gear Position ....Serial Number ....... Rotation, Tire ........ Service Intervals ......Radiator Overheating ....Service Manual ......Radio/CD/Sound System .... Service Station Procedures ..Radio/CD/PC Card Sound Setting the Clock ......System ........Safety Belts ........

  • Page 294

    Main Menu Index SRS, Additional Information ..Supplemental Restraint Tire Chains ........Additional Safety Precautions . System ........9, Tire, How to Change a Flat ..Airbag Service ......Servicing ........Tire Information ......How the Passenger Airbag Off SRS Indicator ......

  • Page 295

    Main Menu Index Transmission Vehicle Identification Number ..Defroster ........Checking Fluid Level, Vehicle Storage ......Washers ........Automatic ......Ventilation ........Wipers, Windshield Fluid Selection ....221, ..........Changing Blades ....... Identification Number ....Viscosity, Oil ........Operation ........

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  • Page 299: Service Information Summary

    Gasoline: Automatic Transmission Fluid Brake Fluid: Unleaded gasoline, pump octane (CVT): Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid number of 87 or higher. Use Honda CVT Fluid DOT 3 preferred, or a DOT 3 or (Continuously Variable DOT 4 brake fluid as a temporary...

  • Page 300

    The information and specifications included in this publication were in DELIVERY DATE effect at the time of approval for (Date sold to original retail purchaser) printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right, however, to DEALER NAME DEALER NO. discontinue or change specifications...

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