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2007 Ridgeline
Owner's Manual
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© 2006 Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
P/N 31SJC6110


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    This manual will be replaced with a hyperlinked version at the end of the model year. © 2006 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. P/N 31SJC6110...

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    The information and specifications included CITY STATE/PROVINCE ZIP CODE/ in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., POSTAL CODE Ltd. reserves the right, however, to V. I. N. discontinue or change specifications or...

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    Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2007 Honda Ridgeline 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.

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    Introduction California Proposition 65 Warning WARNING: This product contains or emits chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Event Date 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.

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    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 preceded by a safety alert symbol and one of...

  • Page 6: Important Handling Information

    Important Handling Information Your vehicle has higher ground clearance than a passenger vehicle designed for use only on pavement. Higher ground clearance has many advantages for off-highway driving. It allows you to travel over bumps, obstacles, and rough terrain. It also provides good visibility so you can anticipate problems earlier. Your vehicle also has a shorter wheelbase, allowing it to respond quicker to the steering wheel than other sport utility vehicles with a longer wheelbase.

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    Contents Your Vehicle at a Glance (main controls) ....................Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) ............(indicators, gauges, dashboard, and steering column) Instruments and Controls .......... . 57 (climate, audio, steering wheel, security, cruise control, and HomeLink) Features ........

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    Overview of Contents Contents Before Driving Technical Information A convenient reference to the What gasoline to use, how to break- ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, sections in this manual. in your new vehicle, and how to load and technical information. luggage and other cargo. Your Vehicle at a Glance Warranty and Customer A quick reference to the main...

  • Page 9: Your Vehicle At A Glance


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  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Driver and Passenger Safety This section gives you important Additional Information About Your All Children Should Sit in a information about how to protect Seat Belts ........18 Back Seat ........33 yourself and your passengers. It Seat Belt System Components . 18 The Passenger’s Front Airbag shows you how to use seat belts.

  • Page 12: Important Safety Precautions

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

  • Page 13: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

    Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Your vehicle is equipped with many (11) (10) features that work together to (10) 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 zones, a collapsible steering column,...

  • Page 14: Seat Belts

    Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Seat Belts Why Wear Seat Belts Your vehicle is equipped with seat Seat belts are the single most belts in all seating positions. effective safety device for adults and Not wearing a seat belt properly larger children. (Infants and smaller increases the chance of serious The pickup bed is not equipped with children must be properly restrained...

  • Page 15: Airbags

    Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Help keep you in a good position Airbags should the airbags ever deploy. A good position reduces the risk of injury from an inflating airbag and allows you to get the best advantage from the airbag. Of course, seat belts cannot completely protect you in every crash.

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    Your Vehicle’s Safety Features The most important things you need Always wear What you should do: to know about your airbags are: your seat belt properly, and sit upright and as far back from the steering wheel as possible while Airbags do not replace seat belts.

  • Page 17: Protecting Adults And Teens, Close And Lock The Doors, Adjust The Front Seats

    Protecting Adults and Teens Introduction Your vehicle has a door and Adjust the Front Seats The following pages provide tailgate open monitor on instructions on how to properly the instrument panel to indicate protect the driver, adult passengers, when a specific door or the tailgate is and teenage children who are large not tightly closed.

  • Page 18: Adjust The Seat-backs

    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 19: Adjust The Head Restraints

    Protecting Adults and Teens Adjust the Head Restraints When a passenger is seated in the 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 20: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

    Protecting Adults and Teens Fasten and Position the Seat If necessary, pull up on the belt again Belts to remove any slack, then check that Insert the latch plate into the buckle, the belt rests across the center of then tug on the belt to make sure the your chest and over your shoulder.

  • Page 21: Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

    Protecting Adults and Teens Maintain a Proper Sitting Never place the shoulder portion of a Position RELEASE lap/shoulder belt under your arm or BUTTONS This could cause After all occupants have adjusted behind your back. very serious injuries in a crash. their seats and put on seat belts, it is very important that they continue to If a seat belt does not seem to work...

  • Page 22: Advice For Pregnant Women

    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 control of the vehicle.

  • Page 23: Additional Safety Precautions

    Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions Two people should never use the Keep your hands and arms away If they do, they If your Never let passengers ride in the same seat belt. from the airbag covers. could be very seriously injured in a hands or arms are close to an area in front of a folded-up rear If they do, they could be very...

  • Page 24: Seat Belt System Components, Seat Belts

    Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat Belt System Components the beeper stops, the indicator will If the indicator comes on or the Your seat belt system includes lap/ stop flashing but remain on. beeper sounds when the driver’s seat shoulder belts in all five seating belt is latched and there is no front positions.

  • Page 25: Lap/shoulder Belt, Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

    Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Lap/Shoulder Belt All seat belts have an emergency Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners The lap/shoulder belt goes over locking retractor. In normal driving, your shoulder, across your chest, the retractor lets you move freely in and across your hips.

  • Page 26: Seat Belt Maintenance

    Not checking or maintaining airbags would not be needed, but the seat belts can result in serious additional restraint could be helpful. Honda provides a limited warranty injury or death if the seat belts on seat belts. See your Honda...

  • Page 27: Additional Information About Your Airbags, Airbag System Components

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components Your airbag system includes: (13) Two SRS (supplemental restraint (10) system) front airbags. The driver’s airbag is stored in the center of (11) the steering wheel; the front (12) passenger’s airbag is stored in the dashboard.

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    Additional Information About Your Airbags Automatic front seat belt Weight sensors that monitor the An indicator on the instrument tensioners (see page weight on the front passenger’s panel that alerts you to a possible seat. If the weight is about 65 lbs problem with your airbags, Sensors that can detect a (29 kg) or less (the weight of an...

  • Page 29: How Your Front Airbags Work

    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.

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    Additional Information About Your Airbags The total time for inflation and Dual-Stage Airbags Dual-Threshold Airbags deflation is one-tenth of a second, so Your front airbags are dual-stage Your front airbags are also dual- fast that most occupants are not airbags. This means they have two threshold airbags.

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    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 32: How Your Side Airbags Work

    Additional Information About Your Airbags When the airbag is turned off, a A rear passenger pushing or How Your Side Airbags Work ‘‘passenger airbag off’’ indicator in pulling on the back of the front the center of the dashboard comes passenger’s seat.

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    To get the best protection from the Although Honda does not encourage indicator will go out. side airbags, front seat occupants children to ride in front, if sensors in...

  • Page 34: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work, How The Srs Indicator Works

    Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Side Curtain Airbags How the SRS Indicator Works In a Rollover Work A rollover sensor monitors the The SRS indicator alerts degree and rate your vehicle may roll you to a potential problem SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG over and automatically deploy the with your airbags or seat belt...

  • Page 35: How The Side Airbag Off Indicator Works, How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

    Additional Information About Your Airbags If you see any of these indications, How the Side Airbag Off How the Passenger Airbag Off the airbags and seat belt tensioners Indicator Works Indicator Works may not work properly when you U.S. Canada PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR need them.

  • Page 36: Airbag Service

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Be aware that objects placed on the If the indicator comes on with no Airbag Service front seat can cause the indicator to front seat passenger and no objects Your airbag systems are virtually come on. on the seat, or with an adult riding maintenance free, and there are no there, something may be interfering...

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    If water or remove or modify a front seat to another liquid soaks into a seat- accommodate a person with back, it can prevent the side airbag disabilities, first contact Honda cutoff system from working Automobile Customer Service at properly. (800) 999-1009.

  • Page 38: All Children Must Be Restrained

    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. In fact, vehicle seriously injured or killed in a accidents are the number one cause crash.

  • Page 39: Back Seat, The Passenger's Front Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks

    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 with a passenger’s front airbag can...

  • Page 40: Protecting Children General Guidelines

    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. models) and on the front visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels.

  • Page 41: If You Must Drive With Several Children, If A Child Requires Close Attention

    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.

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    Protecting Children General Guidelines Additional Safety Precautions seat belt around their neck, they Lock all doors and the In-Bed can be seriously or fatally injured. Never hold an infant or child on Trunk when your vehicle is not in If you are not wearing a (See pages for how to Children who play in vehicles...

  • Page 43: Protecting Infants And Small Children, Protecting Infants

    Protecting Infants and Small Children Protecting Infants Two types of seats may be used: a 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 44: Protecting Small Children

    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 45: Selecting A Child Seat

    Protecting Infants and Small Children, Selecting a Child Seat Even with advanced front airbags Selecting a Child Seat In seating positions and vehicles not that automatically turn the When buying a child seat, you need equipped with LATCH, a LATCH- passenger’s front airbag off (see to choose either a conventional child compatible child seat can be installed...

  • Page 46: Installing A Child Seat

    Selecting a Child Seat, Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat movement can be expected and The child seat should fit the After selecting a proper child seat should not reduce the child seat’s vehicle seating position (or and a good place to install the seat, effectiveness.

  • Page 47: With Latch

    Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with BUTTON UPPER GUIDE LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) at the 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.

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    Installing a Child Seat Make sure the head restraint is in the lowest position. Lift the cover, then route the tether strap around the upper guide. Route the tether strap downward properly, making sure the strap is not twisted, then attach the strap hook to the center tether anchor.

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    Installing a Child Seat UPPER GUIDE UPPER GUIDE Outer Position TETHER ANCHOR Center Position TETHER ANCHOR On the outer seating position Tighten the strap according to the Lift the head restraint (see page seat maker’s instructions. ), then route the tether strap over the seat-back and through Push and pull the child seat the head restraint legs.

  • Page 50: With A Lap/shoulder Belt

    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. In addition, the lap/shoulder belts in all seating positions except the driver’s have a lockable retractor that must be activated to secure a...

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    Installing a Child Seat To deactivate the lockable retractor and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract. After confirming that the belt is Push and pull the child seat 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...

  • Page 52: With A Tether

    Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a When using a tether anchor, always Using an Outer Tether Anchor Tether hook the tether strap through the upper guide to route it properly. UPPER GUIDE COVER CENTER TETHER Since a tether can provide additional ANCHOR security to the lap/shoulder belt installation, we recommend using a...

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    Installing a Child Seat Route the tether strap downward Using the Center Tether Anchor UPPER GUIDE properly, making sure the strap is Make sure to attach the tether strap not twisted. hook to the anchor before installing the child seat, because the tether Attach the tether strap hook to the anchor is positioned behind the child outer tether anchor on the outside...

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    Installing a Child Seat Properly secure the child seat (see UPPER GUIDE page ), then tighten the tether strap according to the seat maker’s instructions. Whenever using the tether strap, make sure to route the strap through the upper guide before attaching the tether strap hook to the tether anchor.

  • Page 55: Protecting Larger Children, Checking Seat Belt Fit

    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 belt.

  • Page 56: Using A Booster Seat

    Protecting Larger Children Does the shoulder belt cross Using a Booster Seat Booster seats can be high-back or between the child’s neck and arm? low-back. Whichever style you select, make sure the booster seat meets Is the lap part of the belt as low as federal safety standards (see page possible, touching the child’s ) and that you follow the booster...

  • Page 57: When Can A Larger Child Sit In Front

    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 there are other important factors you...

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    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. This could result improve a child’s comfort or across the neck. in serious neck injuries during a reposition the shoulder part of a crash.

  • Page 59: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Carbon Monoxide Hazard Your vehicle’s exhaust contains With a truck cap installed and the carbon monoxide gas. Carbon back window open, engine exhaust monoxide should not enter the may enter the vehicle and cause a Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. vehicle in normal driving if you hazardous condition.

  • Page 60: Safety Labels

    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.

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    Safety Labels HOOD DOORJAMBS U.S. models Canadian models U.S. models Canadian models PICKUP BED U.S. models Canadian models...

  • Page 63: Table Of Contents

    Instruments and Controls This section gives information about Control Locations ......58 Interior Convenience Items ..112 the controls and displays that Instrument Panel ......59 Center Console ......113 contribute to the daily operation of Instrument Panel Indicators ..

  • Page 64: Control Locations


  • Page 65: Instrument Panel


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  • Page 67: Instrument Panel Indicators

    Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many Seat Belt Reminder If your front passenger does not indicators to give you important Indicator fasten their seat belt, the indicator information about your vehicle. This indicator comes on when you comes on about 6 seconds after the turn the ignition switch to the ON ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position.

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    Instrument Panel Indicators Malfunction Indicator Supplemental Restraint U.S. Canada Lamp System Indicator Side Airbag Off See page This indicator comes on for several Indicator seconds when you turn the ignition This indicator comes on when you switch to the ON (II) position. If it turn the ignition switch to the ON Low Oil Pressure comes on at any other time, it...

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    Instrument Panel Indicators Anti-lock Brake System Immobilizer System U.S. Canada Parking Brake (ABS) Indicator Indicator and Brake This indicator normally comes on for This indicator comes on for a few System a few seconds when you turn the seconds when you turn the ignition ignition switch to the ON (II) switch to the ON (II) position.

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    Instrument Panel Indicators Turn Signal and Door and Tailgate Open Monitor If the tailgate is swung open or is not Hazard Warning closed tightly, you will hear six beeps Indicators and see the indicator blinking when The left or right turn signal indicator you turn the ignition switch to the blinks when you signal a lane change ON (II) position.

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    Instrument Panel Indicators ‘‘Daytime Running High Beam Indicator Low Fuel Indicator Lights’’ Indicator Canadian models only This indicator comes on with the This indicator comes on when you high beam headlights. For more turn the ignition switch to the ON information, see page (II) position with the headlight switch off and the parking brake set.

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    Instrument Panel Indicators Lights On Indicator A/T Temperature VTM-4 Indicator Indicator This indicator reminds you that the This indicator monitors the This indicator normally comes on for exterior lights are on. It comes on temperature of the automatic a few seconds when you turn the when you turn the headlight control transmission fluid.

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    Instrument Panel Indicators Vehicle Stability Assist VSA Activation Indicator Maintenance Minder (VSA) System Indicator Indicator This indicator normally comes on for This indicator normally comes on for This indicator reminds you that it is a few seconds when you turn the a few seconds when you turn the time to take your vehicle in for ignition switch to the ON (II)

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    Instrument Panel Indicators Low Tire Pressure Tire Pressure Monitor Tire Pressure Monitoring Indicator System (TPMS) Indicator This indicator normally comes on for This monitor normally comes on for This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the a few seconds when you turn the a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II)

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    Instrument Panel Indicators Bed Lights On Indicator In-Bed Trunk Open Back Window Open Indicator Indicator This indicator reminds you that the This indicator reminds you that the This indicator reminds you that the bed lights are on. With the shift lever In-Bed Trunk is open.

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    Gauges To switch the information display between the odometer, trip meter FUEL GAUGE and outside temperature (if TACHOMETER SPEEDOMETER TEMPERATURE GAUGE equipped), and engine oil life and maintenance service items, press the ODOMETER/ SELECT SELECT button repeatedly. TIGHTEN FUEL BUTTON CAP MESSAGE Odometer This shows the total distance your...

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    Gauges Trip Meter When you turn the ignition switch to Fuel Gauge This meter shows the number of the ON (II) position, the meter you This shows how much fuel you have. miles (U.S.) or kilometers (Canada) last selected is displayed. It may show slightly more or less driven since you last reset it.

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    Gauges Temperature Gauge Outside Temperature Indicator NOTE: The temperature must be This shows the temperature of the stabilized before doing this If equipped engine’s coolant. During normal This indicator displays the outside procedure. operation, the pointer should rise to temperature in Fahrenheit (U.S. about the middle of the gauge.

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    Gauges If the system still detects a leak in Tighten Fuel Cap Message Maintenance Minder Display your vehicle's evaporative emissions If your fuel fill cap is loose or The information display in the system, the malfunction indicator missing, a ‘‘TIGHTEN FUEL CAP’’ instrument panel shows you the message appears on the information lamp (MIL) comes on.

  • Page 80: Controls Near The Steering Wheel


  • Page 81: Multi-control Lever

    Multi-Control Lever The multi-control lever has many The wipers run at low speed. functions, including windshield wipers and washers, turn signals, The wipers run at high speed. headlight high beams, and headlight high beam flashing. The wipers run at high speed MIST: until you release the lever.

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    Multi-Control Lever, Headlights Turn Signal Push down on the Headlight Control Dial Automatic Heated Wiper Zone Your vehicle has heating wires at the multi-control lever to signal a left bottom of the windshield to help turn and up to signal a right turn. To heat the wiper blades and the signal a lane change, push lightly on windshield.

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    Headlights Headlights Turning the dial to Automatic Lighting Off Feature If you remove the key from the the ‘‘ ’’ position turns on the The automatic lighting off feature ignition switch with the headlight parking lights, taillights, instrument turns off the headlights, all other control dial on, but do not open the panel lights, and license plate lights.

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    Headlights, Instrument Panel Brightness Daytime Running Lights Instrument Panel Brightness If you do not insert the key in the ignition switch after opening the Canadian models only With the headlight control dial off, driver’s door, the illumination turns the high beam headlights and the off about 30 seconds after you close high beam indicator come on with the door.

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    Hazard Warning Button, Steering Wheel Adjustment Hazard Warning Button Steering Wheel Adjustment Make any steering wheel adjustment before you start driving. Adjusting the steering wheel position while driving may cause you to lose control of the vehicle and be seriously injured in a crash.

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    They will not TRANSMITTER have to get a lost key replaced. Use work to start the engine if the only Honda-approved key blanks. circuits are damaged. Protect the keys from direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity.

  • Page 87: Immobilizer System

    Immobilizer System The immobilizer system protects The system may not recognize your As required by the FCC: your vehicle from theft. If an key’s coding if another immobilizer This device complies with Part 15 of the improperly-coded key (or other key or other metal object (i.e.

  • Page 88: Ignition Switch

    Ignition Switch LOCK (0) You can insert or START (III) Use this position remove the key only in this position. only to start the engine. The switch To turn the key, the shift lever must returns to the ON (II) position when be in Park, and you must push the you let go of the key.

  • Page 89: Door Locks

    Door Locks Power Door Locks The lock tab on each door locks and To lock any passenger’s door when unlocks that door. Pulling up on the getting out of the vehicle, push the driver’s door lock tab only unlocks lock tab down, and close the door. LOCK TAB the driver’s door.

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    Door Locks Automatic (Auto) Door Locking/ To program the Park Lock Childproof Door Locks Unlocking mode: Your vehicle has customizable Locks all doors when the shift lever is settings for the doors to moved out of Park (P). automatically lock and unlock. Make all settings before you start driving.

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

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    Door Locks To turn off the Auto Lock modes: Push and hold the front of the Auto Door Unlocking The auto door unlocking feature has master door lock switch on the three modes (Park Unlock, Ignition driver’s door. You will hear a Switch, and Deactivated), with five clicking sound after about 5 possible settings:...

  • Page 93

    Door Locks To program the Park Unlock mode: To program the Ignition Sw itch Push and hold the rear of the Unlock mode: Unlock mode: master door lock switch on the Unlocks driver' s door or a l l doors when driver’s door.

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    Door Locks T o turn off the door unlock Push and hold the brake pedal, Push and hold the rear of the modes: then move the shift lever out of master door lock switch on the Park (P). driver’s door. You will hear a clicking sound, and after about 5 Push and hold the rear of the seconds, you will hear another...

  • Page 95: Remote Transmitter

    Remote Transmitter UNLOCK Press this button once If you do not open any door within 30 LOCK to unlock the driver’s door and the seconds, the doors automatically BUTTON In-Bed Trunk. Push it twice to relock, and the security system sets unlock the remaining doors.

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    Remote Transmitter Remote Transmitter Care Replacing the Transmitter Avoid dropping or throwing the Battery transmitter. Protect the transmitter from extreme temperature. BATTERY Do not immerse the transmitter in any liquid. If you lose a transmitter, the replacement needs to be reprogrammed by your dealer.

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    Remote Transmitter Remove the old battery from the As required by the FCC: back of the inner cover, and insert This device complies with Part 15 of the a new battery into the back of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the cover with the side facing down.

  • Page 98

    Dual-Action Tailgate You can open the tailgate two Before you open the tailgate a To Drop Open the Tailgate different ways: different way (dropped open, and then swung open), make sure it is UPPER HANDLE Drop it open by using the upper fully closed.

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    Dual-Action Tailgate The dropped open tailgate can be To Swing Open the Tailgate used as an extended pickup bed. Make sure to secure the items in the Do not drive with the tailgate swung pickup bed, and do not exceed the open.

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    Dual-Action Tailgate Do not allow anyone to hang on the If you do not fasten the seat belt, you Tailgate Open Indicator swung open tailgate. This could first hear the seat belt reminder damage the tailgate. This indicator is in the door and alarm, then the tailgate reminder tailgate open monitor on the beeper sounds.

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    In-Bed Trunk If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead, the release button on the In-Bed Trunk lid is disabled. To open the In-Bed Trunk, use the master key. The bed lights come on when you open the In-Bed Trunk. You can also turn the bed lights on or off by pushing the bed light switch on the RELEASE...

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    In-Bed Trunk To avoid damaging the key and key To avoid damaging the seal on the Emergency Opener cylinder of the In-Bed Trunk lid, do In-Bed Trunk lid, remove any debris not close the tailgate when the key is from the lid’s mating surface before in the lid.

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    In-Bed Trunk In-Bed Trunk Main Switch Washing the In-Bed Trunk Cargo Hooks MAIN SWITCH CARGO HOOKS DRAIN PLUG To protect items in the In-Bed Trunk, You can wash the inside of the There are two cargo hooks for you can disable its release button by In-Bed Trunk with a water and mild plastic grocery bags at the back of turning off the main switch in the...

  • Page 104

    Seats The front passenger’s seat in all Manual Seat Adjustments to make sure it is locked in position. models adjusts manually. On RT, RTX, and Canadian LX models See pages for important safety information and warnings about how to properly position the seats and seat- backs.

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    Seats Driver’s Seat Manual Height Make sure to pull the lever upward Driver’s Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment or downward to its full range. Make all seat adjustments before you start driving. On RTS model Vary the lumbar support by moving the lever on the right side of the On RT, RTX, and Canadian LX models seat-back.

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    Seats Power Seat Adjustments Moves the whole seat up and forward, or down On RTS, RTL, and Canadian EXL and backward. The front models of the seat also tilts up or See pages for important safety down at the same time. information and warnings about how to properly position the seats and seat- backs.

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    Seats Armrests FRONT REAR To use the console lid as an armrest, The rear seat armrest is in the slide it to the desired position. center of the rear seats. Pivot it down to use it. Make sure your passenger’s hands or fingers are away from the armrest before moving it.

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    Seats Head Restraints Rear Center Position See page for important safety information and a warning about how to properly position the 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.

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    Seats Folding the Rear Seats LEGS The left and right rear seat cushions can be lifted up separately to make room for cargo. Remove any items from the seat before you fold up the seat cushion. FLOOR GUIDE To fold a rear seat cushion, pull up To return the seat cushion to its the lever on the outside of the original position, pull the lever...

  • Page 110

    Seats, Seat Heaters Make sure all items in the cargo area Seat Heaters In HI, the heater turns off when the are secured. Loose items can fly seat gets warm, and turns back on forward and cause injury if you have after the seat’s temperature drops.

  • Page 111: Power Windows

    Power Windows The windows operate for up to 10 AUTO To open or close the DRIVER’S WINDOW MAIN SWITCH minutes after you turn off the driver’s window, push or pull the SWITCH ignition switch. Opening either front window switch firmly down or up to door cancels this function.

  • Page 112

    Power Windows AUTO REVERSE If the driver’s If the driver’s window fuse is Back Window window senses any obstacle while it removed, the AUTO function may be Your vehicle has a power back is closing automatically, it will disabled. The power window system window.

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    Power Windows If you remove the ignition key and Opening the Side Windows with open the driver’s door without the Remote Transmitter UNLOCK BUTTON closing the back window, you hear You can open all of the side windows five beeps and see the indicator blink. from the outside with the remote If you do not close the back window transmitter.

  • Page 114

    Power Windows, Moonroof Turn the key clockwise again, and To close the windows further, turn Moonroof hold it. All four side windows start and hold the key again (within to open. To stop the windows, 10 seconds). release the key. NOTE: If the windows stop before To open the windows further, turn the desired position, repeat steps 2...

  • Page 115

    Moonroof, Parking Brake To tilt up the back of the moonroof, You can open and close the Parking Brake press and hold the center part of the moonroof for up to 10 minutes after switch ( ). To close the you turn off the ignition switch.

  • Page 116

    Parking Brake, Mirrors Mirrors If equipped The rear view mirror has a compass function to indicate the vehicle’s Driving the vehicle with the parking direction. brake applied can damage the rear Refer to on page brakes and axles. A beeper will sound Compass if the vehicle is driven with the parking brake on.

  • Page 117

    Mirrors When you finish, move the Adjusting the Power Mirrors Heated Mirrors selector switch to the center (off) HEATED MIRROR BUTTON ADJUSTMENT SWITCH position. This turns the adjustment switch off to keep your settings. SELECTOR SWITCH Turn the ignition switch to the ON If equipped (II) position.

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    Interior Convenience Items Center Console Console Compartments The center console main compartment is under the tray and the beverage holder. You can access the main compartment in two ways (front or rear). To open the rear of the compartment, Your vehicle has a multi-function push the button at the end of the center console.

  • Page 120

    Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders Cargo Hooks The center console has two beverage holders on the front. Your vehicle also has beverage holders in the rear seat armrest and the rear door panels. Be careful when you are using the beverage holders.

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    Interior Convenience Items Glove Box Coat Hooks Sunglasses Holder Open the glove box by pulling the SUNGLASSES HOLDER handle. Close it with a firm push. Lock or unlock the glove box with the master key. The glove box light comes on when the parking lights are on.

  • Page 122

    Interior Convenience Items Accessory Power Sockets None of the sockets will power an automotive type cigarette lighter FRONT REAR element. When both sockets are being used, the combined power rating of the accessories should be 120 watts or less (10 amps). There are three accessory power These sockets are intended to supply sockets in your vehicle.

  • Page 123

    Interior Convenience Items Sun Visor Make sure you put the sun visor Vanity Mirror back in place when you are getting into or out of the vehicle. SUN VISOR To use the sun visor, pull it down. Pull up the vanity mirror cover to use When using the sun visor for the side window, remove the support rod from the clip, and swing it out.

  • Page 124: Interior Lights

    Interior Lights Interior Light Control Switch When the switch is in the door position: When the switch is in the OFF position: DOOR POSITION The individual map lights and the None of the lights come on when a rear console light come on when door is opened.

  • Page 125

    Interior Lights Individual Map Lights Individual Interior Lights Courtesy Light Turn on a front individual map light The courtesy light in each door by pushing the lens. Push the lens comes on when you open that door. again to turn it off. With the interior The light around the ignition switch light control switch in the door only comes on when you open the...

  • Page 126: Bed Lights

    Bed Lights If you turn the ignition switch to ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0) without turning off the bed lights, the lights and the indicator will remain on, then go off after 20 minutes (see page BED LIGHT SWITCH Your vehicle has bed lights in the To turn off the lights, push the light pickup bed: a light on each front switch again, or close the tailgate...

  • Page 127

    Features The heating and air conditioning Vents, Heating, and A/C ....122 Using the Heater ....... 126 system in your vehicle provides a comfortable driving environment in Using the A/C ......126 all weather conditions. Using Automatic Climate Control ........

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    Vents, Heating, and A/C On RTS, RTL, and Canadian EXL Temperature Control Dual Button models, see pages On RT, RTX, and Canadian LX models On RTS, RTL, and Canadian EXL information on automatic climate Turning this dial clockwise increases models control and semi-automatic operation.

  • Page 130

    Vents, Heating, and A/C Air Conditioning (A/C) Button Recirculation Button Mode Control Press the A/C button to turn the air When the recirculation indicator is Use the mode control buttons to conditioning on and off. You will see on, air from the vehicle’s interior is select the vents air flows from.

  • Page 131

    Vents, Heating, and A/C Airflow is divided between MAX A/C Button Ventilation the floor vents and the defroster The flow-through ventilation system On RT, RTX, and Canadian LX models vents at the base of the windshield. The system automatically draws in outside air, circulates it turns on the A/C and switches to through the interior, then exhausts it Press the...

  • Page 132

    Vents, Heating, and A/C Using the Heater Using the A/C you can If the interior is very warm, The heater uses engine coolant to Air conditioning places an extra load cool it down more rapidly by partially warm the air. If the engine is cold, it on the engine.

  • Page 133

    Vents, Heating, and A/C Dehumidify the Interior To Defog and Defrost Automatic Heated Wiper Zone Air conditioning, as it cools, removes To remove fog from the inside of the Your vehicle has heating wires at the moisture from the air. When used in windows: bottom of the windshield to help combination with the heater, it...

  • Page 134

    Vents, Heating, and A/C To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice Using Automatic Climate Control The system automatically selects the From the Windows proper mix of conditioned and/or On RTS, RTL, and Canadian EXL Select . The system heated air that will, as quickly as models automatically switches to fresh air The automatic climate control...

  • Page 135

    Vents, Heating, and A/C Semi-automatic Operation To Turn Everything Off Rear Ventilation On RTS, RTL, and Canadian EXL On RT, RTX, and Canadian LX models Turning the fan speed control dial all DIAL models You can manually select various the way to the left shuts the system functions of the climate control off.

  • Page 136: Dual Temperature Control

    Dual Temperature Control On RTS, RTL, and Canadian EXL models Your vehicle has two temperature control dials, one for the driver, and one for the front passenger. DRIVER’S SIDE DRIVER’S SIDE PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE TEMPERATURE TEMPERATURE The driver’s side and passenger’s CONTROL DIAL DISPLAY CONTROL DIAL...

  • Page 137

    Dual Temperature Control To set the driver’s side temperature differently than the passenger’s, press the DUAL button, then turn DRIVER’S SIDE PASSENGER’S SIDE the driver’s control dial. To set the passenger’s side differently than the driver’s, turn the passenger’s control dial.

  • Page 138: Climate Control Sensors

    Climate Control Sensors Sunlight and Temperature Sensors On RTS, RTL, and Canadian EXL models SUNLIGHT SENSOR TEMPERATURE SENSOR The climate control system has two sensors. A sunlight sensor is in the top of the dashboard, and a temperature sensor is under the steering column.

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    Playing the AM/FM Radio To Play the AM/FM Radio To Select a Station with a strong signal. When it finds The ignition switch must be in the You can use any of five methods to one, it will stop and play that station ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

  • Page 143

    Playing the AM/FM Radio AUTO SELECT If you are If you do not like the stations auto Each mode is shown in the display as traveling far from home and can no select has stored, you can store it changes. Turn the VOLUME knob longer receive your preset stations, other frequencies on the preset bars to adjust the setting to your liking.

  • Page 144

    Playing the AM/FM Radio Operating the Radio on the While you are listening to the radio, Adjusting the Sound Navigation System Screen you can change to another band by pressing the AUDIO button next to AUDIO BUTTON the navigation system screen, and then touching the desired band icon (FM1, FM2, or AM).

  • Page 145

    Playing the AM/FM Radio Left/Right Balance and Front/ Audio System Lighting Rear Fader These modes adjust You can use the instrument panel the strength of the sound coming brightness control dial to adjust the from each speaker. Left/Right illumination of the audio system (see balance adjusts the side-to-side page ).

  • Page 146: Am/fm Radio Reception

    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, atmospheric conditions, and even...

  • Page 147

    AM/FM Radio Reception 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. Radio signals, especially on the FM Radio reception can be affected by band, are deflected by large objects atmospheric conditions such as such as buildings and hills.

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    Playing the XM Satellite Radio system, and press the ‘‘XM’’ button. U.S. RTL model only Your audio system is capable of Adjust the volume by turning the receiving XM Satellite Radio volume knob. The last channel you anywhere in the United States, listened to will show in the display.

  • Page 150

    Playing the XM Satellite Radio TUNE Press the TUNE bar to Preset You can store up to 12 Pick a preset number (icon) you change channel selections. Press preset channels using each side of want for that channel. Press and for higher numbered channels the preset bar or preset icons on the hold the bar (icon) until you hear a...

  • Page 151

    Playing the XM Satellite Radio XM Radio Display Messages ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ The signal is currently too ‘‘LOADING’’ XM is loading the weak. Move the audio or program vehicle to an area information. away from tall buildings, and The channel with an ‘‘OFF AIR’’...

  • Page 152

    Playing the XM Satellite Radio 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. To help the south.

  • Page 153

    Playing the XM Satellite Radio Depending on where you drive, you bar until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. As required by the FCC: 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 these conditions: After you’ve registered with XM...

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    Playing a CD, CD Changer U.S. RTL model with navigation system U.S. RTL model without navigation system AM/FM BUTTON LOAD BUTTON LOAD INDICATOR CD BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON CD SLOT CD BUTTON EJECT BUTTON SCAN BUTTON PRESET BARS SEEK/SKIP BAR REPEAT BUTTON Canadian EXL model with navigation system AM/FM BUTTON...

  • Page 157

    Playing a CD, CD Changer CD Player To Change Tracks SCAN The SCAN function Push the side of the SEEK/ samples all the tracks on the RT, RTX, and Canadian LX models With the ignition in the SKIP bar to play the next track on selected disc in the order they are ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, the disc.

  • Page 158

    Playing a CD, CD Changer To Stop Playing a CD Operating the Optional CD To select the CD changer, press the Press the eject button ( ) to Changer AUX button. The disc and track remove the CD. If you eject the CD, numbers will be displayed.

  • Page 159

    Playing a CD, CD Changer Operating the CD Changer Be careful not to injure your fingers Loading CDs in the In-dash CD when opening or closing the Changer On RTS, RTL, and Canadian EXL navigation system screen. models On vehicles with navigation system Your audio system has an in-dash CD changer that holds up to six CDs, OPEN BUTTON...

  • Page 160

    Playing a CD, CD Changer The indicators above the disc Repeat this until all six positions On vehicles without navigation system buttons of the empty positions will are loaded. The system will then Press and hold the LOAD button blink, and the green load indicator begin playing the first CD loaded.

  • Page 161

    Playing a CD, CD Changer Insert a CD into the CD slot. If you are not loading CDs into all six To select a different disc, press the Insert it only about halfway; the positions, press the LOAD button appropriate side of a preset bar drive will pull it in the rest of the again after the last CD has loaded.

  • Page 162

    Playing a CD, CD Changer To Change or Select Tracks Track Scan Disc Scan Each time you press and release the When you press the SCAN button or On vehicles with navigation system side of the TUNE bar, the touch the TRACK SCAN icon on the When you press the SCAN button, or system skips forward to the screen, the first track of the current...

  • Page 163

    Playing a CD, CD Changer Track Repeat Random Play within a Disc On vehicles with navigation system When you press and release the RPT When you press the RDM button or Operation of DISC SCAN and DISC button or touch the TRACK touch the TRACK RANDOM icon on REPEAT on the screen is possible REPEAT icon on the screen, the...

  • Page 164

    Playing a CD, CD Changer To Stop Playing a Disc Removing CDs from the In-dash When you press the eject button To take the system out of CD mode, CD Changer while listening to the radio, or with press the AM/FM button (AM or To remove the disc that is currently the audio system turned off, the disc FM button) or XM button (U.S.

  • Page 165: Protecting Your Cds

    Protecting Your CDs General Information Protecting CDs When using CD-R or CD-RW discs, When a CD is not being played, store use only high quality CDs labeled it in its case to protect it from dust for audio use. and other contamination. To prevent warpage, keep CDs out of direct When recording a CD-R or sunlight and extreme heat.

  • Page 166

    CD Player/Changer Error Messages If you see an error message in the display while playing a CD, find the Message Cause Solution cause in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error message, take Press the disc eject button, and remove the the vehicle to your dealer.

  • Page 167

    Remote Audio Controls, Playing an Optional Audio Unit The MODE button changes the Auxiliary Input Jack VOL BUTTON MODE BUTTON mode. Pressing the button repeatedly selects FM1, FM2, AM, AUXILIARY INPUT JACK XM Radio (U.S. models), CD (if a disc is loaded) or a tape (if the optional tape player is installed and a tape is loaded).

  • Page 168: Radio Theft Protection

    Radio Theft Protection Your vehicle’s audio system will If your vehicle’s battery is disable itself if it is disconnected disconnected or goes dead, or the from electrical power for any reason. radio fuse is removed, the audio To make it work again, you must system will disable itself.

  • Page 169: Setting The Clock

    Setting the Clock RT, RTX, and RTS, RTL, and Canadian LX Canadian EXL models models CLOCK SET CLOCK SET BUTTON BUTTON PRESET BARS U.S. models are shown. PRESET BARS On vehicles without Navigation System Press the clock set button again to For example: 1:06 will reset to 1:00 If your vehicle’s battery is...

  • Page 170: Security System

    Security System The security system will not set if If equipped SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR The security system helps to protect the hood, In-Bed Trunk, or any door your vehicle and valuables from theft. is not fully closed. If the system will The horn sounds and a combination not set, check the door and tailgate of headlights, parking lights, license...

  • Page 171: Cruise Control

    Cruise Control Cruise control allows you to maintain Using the Cruise Control a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) without keeping your foot on the RES/ACCEL BUTTON accelerator pedal. It should be used for cruising on straight, open highways. It is not recommended for city driving, winding roads, slippery roads, heavy rain, or bad weather.

  • Page 172

    Cruise Control Cruise control may not hold the set Changing the Set Speed You can decrease the set cruising speed when you are going up and You can increase the set cruising speed in any of these ways: down hills. If your speed increases speed in any of these ways: going down a hill, use the brakes to If you need to decrease your...

  • Page 173

    Cruise Control Even with cruise control turned on, Canceling Cruise Control Resuming the Set Speed you can still use the accelerator You can cancel cruise control in any When you push the CANCEL button pedal to speed up for passing. After of these ways: or tap on the brake pedal, the system completing the pass, take your foot...

  • Page 174

    Compass Compass Function The compass can be affected by REAR VIEW MIRROR driving near power lines or stations, If equipped Your vehicle has a compass in the across bridges, through tunnels, rear view mirror. The compass over railroad crossings, past large indicates the vehicle direction with vehicles, or driving near large illuminated letters;...

  • Page 175

    Compass Compass Calibration Drive the vehicle slowly in circles Press and hold the compass The compass may need to be at less than 5 mph (8 km/h) until button for about 3 seconds. When manually calibrated after exposure to the center icon turns blue. This all of the direction icons begin to a strong magnetic field.

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    Compass Zone Map Compass Display for Each Zone...

  • Page 177: Homelink Universal Transceiver

    HomeLink Universal Transceiver that causes the motor to stop and Training HomeLink If equipped The HomeLink universal reverse if an obstacle is detected If you just Before you begin transceiver built into your vehicle during closing, increasing the risk of received your vehicle and have not can be programmed to operate up to injury.

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    HomeLink Universal Transceiver If the red indicator in HomeLink second. continues to flash slowly (does If the button works, not flash rapidly), your remote programming is complete. transmitter may stop If the button does not work go transmitting after a short time. to step 6.

  • Page 179

    HomeLink Universal Transceiver Training With a Rolling Code Press and hold the button on TRAINING BUTTON System HomeLink for 3 to 4 seconds. For security purposes, newer garage door opening systems use a ‘‘rolling’’ Press and hold the HomeLink or variable code. Information from button again for 3 to 4 seconds.

  • Page 180

    HomeLink Universal Transceiver Erasing Codes If a standard transmitter was As required by the FCC: To erase the codes stored in all three programmed, the indicator will This device complies with Part 15 of the buttons, press and hold the two stay on for about 25 seconds.

  • Page 181

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation Each tire, including the spare (if As an added safety feature, your Driving on a significantly under- provided), should be checked vehicle has been equipped with a tire inflated tire causes the tire to monthly when cold and inflated to pressure monitoring system (TPMS) overheat and can lead to tire failure.

  • Page 182

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation Your vehicle has also been equipped Always check the TPMS malfunction with a TPMS malfunction indicator telltale after replacing one or more to indicate when the system is not tires or wheels on your vehicle to operating properly.

  • Page 183: Before Driving

    Before Driving Before you begin driving your Break-in Period ......178 vehicle, you should know what Fuel Recommendation ....178 gasoline to use and how to check the Service Station Procedures ..179 levels of important fluids. You also Refueling ........

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    Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation your authorized dealer for service. Help assure your vehicle’s future Your vehicle is designed to operate reliability and performance by paying on unleaded gasoline with a pump Some gasoline today is blended with extra attention to how you drive octane number of 87 or higher.

  • Page 185

    Service Station Procedures Refueling Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. You may hear a hissing sound as pressure inside the tank escapes. Gasoline is highly flammable The fuel fill cap is attached to the and explosive. You can be Pull fuel filler with a tether.

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    Service Station Procedures Screw the fuel fill cap back on Filling a Portable Fuel Container until it clicks at least once. If you Whenever filling a fuel container, do not properly tighten the cap, use an approved fuel container, and Do not fill a portable fuel the malfunction indicator lamp place it on the ground.

  • Page 187

    Service Station Procedures Opening and Closing the Hood HOOD RELEASE HANDLE SUPPORT ROD LATCH Park the vehicle, and set the Put your fingers under the front Pull the support rod out of its clip, parking brake. Pull the hood edge of the hood. The hood latch and insert the end into either of release handle under the lower left handle is above the ‘‘H’’...

  • Page 188

    Service Station Procedures Oil Check Engine Coolant Check DIPSTICK RESERVE TANK UPPER MARK LOWER MARK Wait a few minutes after turning the Remove the dipstick again, and Look at the coolant level in the engine off before you check the oil. check the level.

  • Page 189: Fuel Economy

    Fuel Economy Improving Fuel Economy Try to maintain a constant speed. Always maintain your vehicle Every time you slow down and according to the maintenance speed up, your vehicle uses extra messages displayed on the fuel. Use cruise control when information display.

  • Page 190: Accessories And Modifications

    Before installing any accessory: Accessories or killed. Your dealer has Honda accessories that allow you to personalize your Follow all instructions in this Make sure the accessory does not vehicle. These accessories have owner’s manual regarding...

  • Page 191

    In these areas, Lowering the vehicle with a non- systems ineffective. accessories may interfere with Honda suspension kit that proper operation of the side significantly reduces ground If you plan to modify your vehicle, curtain airbags.

  • Page 192: Carrying Cargo

    Carrying Cargo The pickup bed on your vehicle GLOVE BOX allows you to carry heavy and large DOOR POCKET cargo. You can also store items in IN-BED TRUNK the In-Bed Trunk and on a roof-rack DASHBOARD (if equipped). POCKETS Your vehicle also has these convenient storage areas inside: Glove box Front door and seat-back pockets...

  • Page 193

    Carrying Cargo Load Limits (Payload) To determine the correct cargo and Determine the combined weight The maximum load for your vehicle luggage load limit: of luggage and cargo being loaded Locate the statement, ‘‘the in the vehicle. That weight may combined weight of occupants and not safely exceed the available On vehicles without moonroof...

  • Page 194

    Carrying Cargo Carrying Items in the Passenger If you fold the rear seats up, tie Carrying Cargo in the In-Bed Compartment down items that could be thrown Trunk or on a Roof Rack Store or secure all items that could about the vehicle during a crash or Distribute cargo evenly on the be thrown around and hurt...

  • Page 195

    Carrying Cargo Carrying Cargo in the Pickup Bed When loading and unloading cargo, If you stack items higher than the Your vehicle can carry a large make sure all passengers or any bed sides, tailgate, or back window, amount of cargo in the pickup bed. objects are clear of the tailgate secure them with a net or cover.

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    Carrying Cargo Tie Down Cleats You can also support motorcycles on the pickup bed floor with the cleats. The floor panel of the pickup bed is Never let passengers ride on TIE DOWN CLEAT designed to hold motorcycle tires. Be the pickup bed or in the In-Bed sure to tighten motorcycles securely, Trunk space.

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    Carrying Cargo Optional Cargo Net Optional Cargo Cover The cargo net can be used to hold The cargo cover can be used to lightweight items in the pickup bed. cover the cargo area on the pickup Secure all items properly. The net bed.

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    Driving This section gives you tips on Driving Guidelines ......194 starting the engine under various Preparing to Drive ......195 conditions, and how to operate the Starting the Engine ......196 automatic transmission. It also Automatic Transmission ....

  • Page 200: Driving Guidelines

    Driving Guidelines Your vehicle has higher ground To prevent rollovers or loss of With heavy cargo on the pickup bed, clearance that allows you to travel control: your vehicle has a higher center of over bumps, obstacles, and rough gravity. Drive slowly and cautiously, terrain.

  • Page 201: Preparing To Drive

    Preparing to Drive You should do the following checks Check the adjustment of the and adjustments before you drive inside and outside mirrors (see your vehicle. page Make sure all windows, mirrors, Check the steering wheel and outside lights are clean and adjustment (see page unobstructed.

  • Page 202: Starting The Engine

    Starting the Engine Apply the parking brake. Without touching the accelerator If the engine does not start within pedal, turn the ignition key to the 15 seconds, or starts but stalls In cold weather, turn off all START (III) position. Do not hold right away, repeat step 4 with the electrical accessories to reduce the key in the START (III)

  • Page 203: Automatic Transmission

    Automatic Transmission Shift Lever Position Indicators The ‘‘D’’ indicator comes on for a Shifting few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it flashes while driving (in any shift position), it indicates a possible problem in the transmission. If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on along with the ‘‘D’’...

  • Page 204

    Automatic Transmission Park (P) This position mechani- Reverse (R) Press the brake cally locks the transmission. Use pedal and pull the shift lever towards Park whenever you are turning off or you to shift from Park to reverse. To starting the engine. To shift out of shift from reverse to neutral, come Park, you must press on the brake to a complete stop, and then shift.

  • Page 205

    Automatic Transmission Neutral (N) Use neutral if you Drive (D) Use this position for need to restart a stalled engine, or if your normal driving. The it is necessary to stop briefly with transmission automatically selects a the engine idling. Shift to the Park suitable gear (1 through 5) for your position if you need to leave your speed and acceleration.

  • Page 206

    Automatic Transmission When towing a trailer on level roads Second (2) To shift to second, under normal driving conditions, do pull the shift lever towards you, then not use D3. This will increase the shift to the lower gear. This position automatic transmission fluid locks the transmission in second temperature and may cause...

  • Page 207

    Automatic Transmission First (1) To shift from second to Engine Speed Limiter first, pull the shift lever towards you, If you exceed the maximum speed then shift to the lower gear. This for the gear you are in, the engine position locks the transmission in speed will enter into the tachometer’s first gear.

  • Page 208

    Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Release COVER This allows you to move the shift lever out of Park if the normal method of pushing on the brake pedal and pulling the shift lever does not work. Set the parking brake. Make sure the ignition switch is in the LOCK (0) position.

  • Page 209

    VTM-4 System If you become stuck, you can Press the VTM-4 LOCK button. VTM-4 LOCK BUTTON activate the VTM-4 by pressing the The indicator in the button comes VTM-4 LOCK button while in first (1), second (2), or reverse (R) gear below 18 mph (30 km/h).

  • Page 210

    VTM-4 System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) The VTM-4 Lock will temporarily Tire Pressure Monitoring System Low Tire Pressure disengage when the vehicle speed (TPMS) Indicator exceeds 18 mph (30 km/h). The Your vehicle is equipped with a tire When this indicator is on, one or indicator in the button will remain on.

  • Page 211

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Driving on a significantly under- Tire Pressure Monitor Each wheel is equipped with a tire inflated tire causes the tire to pressure sensor mounted inside the overheat and can lead to tire failure. The appropriate tire indicator and tire behind the valve stem.

  • Page 212

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Parking Parking Parking Tips As required by the FCC: Always use the parking brake when Make sure the moonroof (if This device complies with Part 15 of the you park your vehicle. Make sure equipped) and the windows are FCC rules.

  • Page 213

    Parking, Braking System If the vehicle is facing uphill, turn Braking System Check the brakes after driving the front wheels away from the Your vehicle is equipped with disc through deep water. Apply the curb, and set the parking brake. brakes at all four wheels.

  • Page 214: Anti-lock Brakes (abs)

    Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) The anti-lock brake system (ABS) You will feel a pulsation in the brake ABS Indicator helps prevent the brakes from pedal when the ABS activates, and locking up, and helps you retain you may hear some noise. This is If this indicator comes on, the anti- steering control by pumping the normal: it is the ABS rapidly...

  • Page 215

    Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) If the ABS indicator and the brake Important Safety Reminders A vehicle with ABS may require a system indicator come on together ABS does not reduce the time or longer distance to stop on loose or and the parking break is fully distance it takes to stop the uneven surfaces, such as gravel or released, the front-to-rear braking...

  • Page 216: Vehicle Stability Assist (vsa) System

    Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System The vehicle stability assist (VSA) VSA Activation Indicator If the indicator does not come on system helps to stabilize the vehicle when the ignition switch is turned to during cornering if the vehicle turns When VSA activates, you will see the the ON (II) position, there may be a more or less than desired.

  • Page 217

    Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System VSA Off Switch VSA and Tire Sizes In certain unusual conditions when Driving with varying tire or wheel your vehicle gets stuck in shallow sizes may cause the VSA to mud or fresh snow, it may be easier malfunction.

  • Page 218: Towing Weight Limits

    Towing Weight Limits Your vehicle has been designed to Load Limits tow a trailer, as well as carrying passengers and their cargo. To safety tow a trailer, you should carefully observe the load limits (see page ), use the proper equipment, and follow the guidelines in this section.

  • Page 219

    Towing Weight Limits Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Estimating Loads (GVWR) The maximum The best way to confirm that all allowable weight of the vehicle, all loads are within limits is to check occupants, all accessories, all cargo, them at a public scale (see page and the tongue load is 6,050 lbs (2,745 kg).

  • Page 220

    Towing Weight Guidelines Total Trailer Weight and Tongue Load Guidelines: Number of Max. Trailer Weight Max. Tongue Load Occupants 5000 lbs (2268 kg) 600 lbs (272 kg) 4750 lbs (2155 kg) 600 lbs (272 kg) 4750 lbs (2155 kg) 570 lbs (258 kg) 4500 lbs (2041 kg) 516 lbs (234 kg) The corresponding weight limits assume occupants fill seats from the front of the vehicle to the back, each occupant weighs 150 lbs (70 kg),...

  • Page 221: Towing A Trailer

    Towing a Trailer Checking Loads To accurately check your loads at the public scale, the vehicle and trailer should be fully loaded, and all occupants should stay in the vehicle while the attendant watches the scale. Check the gross vehicle weight. Check the gross combined weight.

  • Page 222

    We strongly recommend that you of supplemental equipment. To have your dealer install a class 3 ensure the best quality, we hitch. Using non-Honda equipment recommend that you purchase may result in serious damage to your Honda equipment whenever possible.

  • Page 223

    Towing a Trailer A factory installed, 4-pin gray Use this illustration to identify each Trailer Brakes Honda requires that any trailer with connector is located under the terminal in the trailer brake a total trailer weight of 1,000 lbs (455 instrument panel near the top of the controller connector.

  • Page 224

    Towing a Trailer Safety Chains Spare Tires Always use safety chains when you When towing a trailer, we tow a trailer. Make sure the chains recommend that you carry a full-size are secured to the trailer and hitch, spare wheel and tire for your vehicle and that they cross under the tongue and trailer.

  • Page 225

    We recommend that you have your where you plan to tow, and use only dealer install a Honda wiring harness equipment designed for your vehicle. and converter. This harness has been designed for your vehicle.

  • Page 226

    Towing a Trailer Towing Equipment Installing the Cover Installing the Ball Mount On U.S. RTX model only TRAILER HITCH 7-PIN TRAILER CONNECTOR 4-PIN TRAILER CONNECTOR HITCH PIN CLIP TRAILER HITCH COVER BALL MOUNT HITCH PIN TRAILER HITCH We recommend that you always use Install the ball mount before you tow Your vehicle has a class 3 trailer the cover when you are not using the...

  • Page 227

    Towing a Trailer Insert the connector securely into Connecting the Trailer Connectors the socket. COVER RETAINING Hook the retaining tab on the inner side of the lid against the RETAINING retaining tab of the connector to prevent disconnection during 4-PIN TRAILER CONNECTOR operation.

  • Page 228

    Towing a Trailer To disconnect the connectors, Electric current flows through the Important Precautions reverse the connection steps, then Before you submerge the trailer electrical supply circuit only when make sure the socket lid and hitch in water (such as at a boat the ignition switch is in the ON socket cover are securely in place.

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  • Page 230

    Towing a Trailer Pre-Tow Checklist Your vehicle tires and spare are in Driving Safely With a Trailer When preparing to tow, and before good condition and properly The added weight, length, and driving away, be sure to check the inflated. height of a trailer will affect your following: vehicle’s handling and performance,...

  • Page 231

    Towing a Trailer If you must stop when facing uphill, Towing Speeds and Gears Making Turns and Braking Drive slower than normal in all Make turns more slowly and wider use the foot brake or parking brake. driving situations, and obey posted than normal.

  • Page 232

    Towing a Trailer Turn the front wheels toward the Backing Up Retrieving a Boat Always drive slowly and have curb on a downhill, and away from If the vehicle’s tires slip when someone guide you when backing up. the curb on an uphill. retrieving a boat from the water, Grip the of the steering wheel,...

  • Page 233

    Off-Highway Driving Guidelines General Information If you decide to drive on unpaved Your vehicle has been designed roads, you will find that it requires primarily for use on pavement. But somewhat different driving skills. Improperly operating this its higher ground clearance and four- Your vehicle will also handle vehicle on or off-pavement can wheel drive VTM-4 system allow you...

  • Page 234

    Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Important Safety Precautions Remember Check Out Your Vehicle To avoid loss of control or rollover, The route presents limits (too steep Before you leave the pavement, be be sure to follow all precautions and or bumpy roads). You have limits sure to do all scheduled maintenance recommendations.

  • Page 235

    Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Accelerating and Braking Avoiding Obstacles Driving on Slopes For better traction on all surfaces, Your vehicle is not equipped with If you can’t clearly see all conditions accelerate slowly and gradually build undercarriage guards to protect key or obstacles on a slope, walk the up speed.

  • Page 236

    Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Crossing a Stream The banks and surface under the If You Get Stuck Before driving through water, stop, water provide good traction. The If you get stuck, and cannot get get out if necessary, and make sure water may hide hazards such as unstuck with the VTM-4 system, that:...

  • Page 237

    Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Use a nylon strap to attach your Towing a Trailer Off-Road vehicle to the recovery vehicle, and You may safely tow a trailer off-road carefully take out the slack in the if you follow these guidelines: strap. Once the strap is tight, the recovery vehicle should apply force.

  • Page 239

    Maintenance This section explains why it is Maintenance Safety ...... . 234 important to keep your vehicle well Maintenance Minder ..... 235 maintained and how to follow basic Maintenance Record ..... 243 maintenance safety precautions. Fluid Locations .......

  • Page 240: Maintenance Safety

    Maintenance Safety All service items not detailed in this Injury from moving parts. section should be performed by a not run the engine unless certified technician or other qualified instructed to do so. Improperly maintaining this mechanic. vehicle, or failing to correct a problem before driving can Important Safety Precautions cause a crash in which you can...

  • Page 241: Maintenance Minder

    Maintenance Minder Your vehicle displays engine oil life Engine Oil Life Display The remaining engine oil life is and maintenance service items on displayed on the engine oil life the information display to show you display according to the table shown when you should have your dealer do below.

  • Page 242

    Maintenance Minder The message changes between SERVICE and dUE SOON repeatedly. MAINTENANCE MAIN ITEM MESSAGE MESSAGE MAINTENANCE ITEM CODES MAINTENANCE ITEM CODES MAINTENANCE SUB ITEMS If the engine oil life is 15 percent or When the remaining engine oil life is less, you will see ‘‘SERVICE dUE less than 5 percent, you will see a SOON’’...

  • Page 243

    Maintenance Minder When you see this message, have the indicated maintenance performed by your dealer as soon as U.S. possible. NEGATIVE MILEAGE Canada NEGATIVE MILEAGE If you still do not perform the When the remaining engine oil life is indicated maintenance, you will see a 0 percent, you will see ‘‘SERVICE negative mileage, for example ‘‘34 PAST dUE’’...

  • Page 244

    Maintenance Minder You can change the display to the Maintenance Main Items and Sub Resetting the Engine Oil Life engine oil life display, or the Items Display odometer and trip meter by pushing Your dealer will reset the display the SELECT button on the after completing the required instrument panel.

  • Page 245

    Maintenance Minder NO is shown. YES is shown. Press the RESET button for about Select the appropriate answer, Select the ‘‘MAINT RESET Y’’ 10 seconds. You will see a ‘‘MAINT RESET N’’ (NO) or (YES), and press and hold the ‘‘MAINT RESET’’...

  • Page 246

    However, all provide competent, efficient service. maintenance services should be We recommend the use of Honda performed in accordance with the parts and fluids whenever you have intervals indicated by the maintenance done. These are information display.

  • Page 247

    Maintenance Minder Owner’s Maintenance Checks Lights Check the operation of You should check the following the headlights, parking lights, items at the specified intervals. If taillights, high-mount brake light, you are unsure of how to perform and license plate lights monthly. any check, turn to the appropriate See page page listed.

  • Page 248

    Maintenance Minder Symbol Maintenance Main Items Symbol Maintenance Sub Items Replace engine oil Replace dust and pollen filter Replace engine oil and oil filter If you drive primarily in urban areas that have high Inspect front and rear brakes concentrations of soot in the air from industry and from diesel- Check parking brake adjustment powered vehicles, replace every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).

  • Page 249: Maintenance Record

    You or the servicing dealer can record all completed maintenance here. When maintenance is performed, record the mileage, circle the coded item(s) completed, and write in any other non-coded items (such as brake fluid replacement) below the codes. Keep the receipts for all work done on your vehicle. Maintenance can also be recorded in your Honda service history booklet. Mileage...

  • Page 250

    Maintenance Record Mileage Maintenance Signature Mileage Maintenance Signature Performed Performed Date Date...

  • Page 251: Fluid Locations


  • Page 252: Adding Engine Oil

    5W-20 lubricant for your vehicle. It is engine’s performance and longevity. highly recommended that you use Always use a premium-grade 5W-20 Honda Motor Oil in your vehicle for detergent oil displaying the API optimum engine protection. Make Certification Seal. This seal indicates...

  • Page 253

    Adding Engine Oil, Changing the Engine Oil and Filter Synthetic Oil Changing the Engine Oil and You may use a synthetic motor oil if Filter it meets the same requirements Always change the oil and filter given for a conventional motor oil: it according to the maintenance displays the API Certification Seal, messages shown on the odometer...

  • Page 254

    Changing the Engine Oil and Filter Put a new washer on the drain bolt, Turn off the engine and let it sit OIL FILTER then reinstall the drain bolt. for several minutes, then check Tighten the drain bolt to: the oil level on the dipstick. If necessary, add more oil.

  • Page 255: Engine Coolant

    Engine Coolant Adding Engine Coolant Always use Honda Long-life Anti- If the reserve tank is completely freeze/Coolant Type 2. This coolant empty, you should also check the is pre-mixed with 50 percent coolant level in the radiator. antifreeze and 50 percent water.

  • Page 256

    Engine Coolant, Windshield Washers The coolant level should be up to Windshield Washers the base of the filler neck. Add Check the fluid level in the coolant if it is low. windshield washer reservoir at least monthly during normal use. Pour the coolant slowly and carefully so you do not spill any.

  • Page 257

    Windshield Washers, Automatic Transmission Fluid Automatic Transmission Fluid Do not use engine antif reeze or a DIPSTICK vinegar/water solution in the windshield washer reservoir. Antif reeze can damage your vehicle’s paint, while a vinegar/water solution can damage the windshield washer pump. Use only commercially-available windshield UPPER MARK washer f luid.

  • Page 258

    DEXRON III automatic transmission fluid as a temporary replacement. However, continued use can affect the shift quality. Have the transmission flushed and refilled with Honda ATF-Z1 by your dealer as soon as it is convenient.

  • Page 259

    The fluid level should be between Using any non-Honda brake fluid can the MIN and MAX marks on the side cause corrosion and decrease the life of the reservoir. If the level is at or of the system.

  • Page 260

    In very high temperatures with Honda PSF as soon as possible. (over 110°F, 43°C). In very low temperatures LOWER LEVEL A low power steering fluid level can (under 20°F,...

  • Page 261

    Lights Headlight Aiming Replacing a Headlight Bulb CONNECTOR HOLD-DOWN WIRE The headlights were properly aimed Your vehicle has halogen headlight when your vehicle was new. If you bulbs. When replacing a bulb, handle regularly carry heavy items on the it by its base, and protect the glass pickup bed or pull a trailer, from contact with your skin or hard readjustment may be required.

  • Page 262

    Lights Install the new bulb into the hole, Replacing a Front Turn Signal/ making sure the tabs are in their Hazard/Parking Light Bulb slots. Pivot the hold-down wire back in place, and clip the end into To change the passenger’s side the slot.

  • Page 263

    Lights Insert the socket back into the Replacing Rear Bulbs headlight assembly. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place. Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. Put the inner fender cover in place. Install and lock each holding clip by pushing on the center.

  • Page 264

    Lights Install the new bulb into the Replacing a High-mount Brake socket. Light Bulb Push the socket into the light assembly, and turn it clockwise until it locks. Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. Install the rear light assembly in the rear pillar.

  • Page 265

    Lights Put the lens back on the light Replacing a Rear License Plate assembly, and tighten the Bulb mounting bolts securely. Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. Put the light assembly back into the vehicle. Install the screws and tighten them securely.

  • Page 266

    Lights Turn on the lights to make sure Replacing a Bed Light Bulb the new bulb is working. Reinstall the light assembly in the bumper. Remove the mounting screw from Pull the bulb straight out of its the bed light assembly. socket.

  • Page 267

    Lights, Cleaning the Seat Belts, Floor Mats Reinstall the light assembly. Cleaning the Seat Belts Floor Mats Turn on the lights to make sure LOOP the new bulb is working. Reinstall the mounting screw, and tighten it securely. If your seat belts get dirty, use a soft The floor mats that came with your brush with a mixture of mild soap vehicle hook over floor mat anchors.

  • Page 268

    Floor Mats, Dust and Pollen Filter, Wiper Blades A non-Honda floor mat may not fit Dust and Pollen Filter Wiper Blades your vehicle properly. This could This filter removes the dust and Check the condition of the wiper prevent the proper operation of the pollen that is brought in from the blades at least every six months.

  • Page 269: Wiper Blades

    Wiper Blades WIPER ARMS BLADE LOCK TAB Raise the wiper arm off the Disconnect the blade assembly Remove the blade from its holder windshield. from the wiper arm by pushing in by grabbing the tabbed end of the the lock tab. Hold the lock tab in blade.

  • Page 270

    Wiper Blades, Wheels Slide the new wiper blade into the Wheels BLADE holder until the tabs lock. Clean the wheels as you would the rest of the exterior. Wash them with Slide the wiper blade assembly the same solution, and rinse them onto the wiper arm.

  • Page 271

    Tires To safely operate your vehicle, your Inflation Guidelines Even though your vehicle is tires must be the proper type and Keeping the tires properly inflated equipped with TPMS, we size, in good condition with adequate provides the best combination of recommend that you visually check tread, and correctly inflated.

  • Page 272

    Tires If you check air pressures when the Never use a puncture-repairing agent Tire Inspection tires are hot [driven for several miles in a flat tire. If used, you will have to Every time you check inflation, you (kilometers)], you will see readings 4 replace the tire pressure sensor.

  • Page 273

    If you purchase directional tires, improper wheel weights can damage traction on wet roads. You should rotate only front-to-back. your vehicle’s wheels. Use only Honda replace the tire if you can see three wheel weights f or balancing. or more tread wear indicators.

  • Page 274

    Tires Replacing Tires and Wheels It is best to replace all four tires at Replace your tires with radial tires of the same time. If that is not possible the same size, load range, speed or necessary, replace the two front Installing improper tires on your rating, and maximum cold tire tires or two rear tires as a pair.

  • Page 275: Wheel And Tire Specifications, Winter Driving/snow Tires, Tire Chains/premium Cobra Cable Chain

    Tires Wheel and Tire Specifications Snow Tires Premium Cobra Cable Chain Wheels: If you mount snow tires on your 1046P with accessory vehicle, make sure they are radial adjusters 17 x 7 1/2 J tires of the same size and load range as the original tires.

  • Page 276

    Tires, Checking the Battery Checking the Battery TEST INDICATOR WINDOW Using the wrong chains, or not Traction devices that are the wrong properly installing chains, can size or improperly installed can damage the brake lines and damage your vehicle’s brake lines, cause a crash in which you can suspension, body, and wheels.

  • Page 277: Checking The Battery

    Checking the Battery Check the terminals for corrosion (a If you need to connect the battery to If your vehicle’s battery is white or yellowish powder). To a charger, disconnect both cables to disconnected or goes dead, the audio remove it, cover the terminals with a prevent damaging your vehicle’s system will disable itself.

  • Page 278: Vehicle Storage

    Vehicle Storage If you need to park your vehicle for Block the rear wheels. Cover the vehicle with a an extended period (more than 1 ‘‘breathable’’ cover, one made month), there are several things you If the vehicle is to be stored for a from a porous material such as should do to prepare it for storage.

  • Page 279: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

    Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers the more Compact Spare Tire ...... . 274 common problems that motorists Changing a Flat Tire ..... 275 experience with their vehicles. It If the Engine Won’t Start ....283 gives you information about how to Jump Starting ........

  • Page 280: Compact Spare Tire

    Compact Spare Tire Use the compact spare tire as a Do not mount snow chains on a INDICATOR LOCATION MARK temporary replacement only. Get compact spare. your regular tire repaired or replaced, and put it back on your vehicle as Do not use the compact spare tire soon as you can.

  • Page 281

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

  • Page 282

    Changing a Flat Tire WING BOLT TIRE TIRE TRAY HOLDING BOLTS TRAY TOOL BOX STRAP Open the In-Bed Trunk. Pull out the tire tray with the Unfasten the strap to remove the handle, and hook the rear of the tool box, and unscrew the wing Remove the two tire tray holding tire tray to the guides on the back bolt.

  • Page 283

    Changing a Flat Tire JACKING POINT DIAL Loosen each wheel nut 1/2 turn Place the jack under the jacking Turn the dial at the bottom of the with the wheel nut wrench. point nearest the tire you need to jack clockwise until the top of the change.

  • Page 284

    Changing a Flat Tire CONNECTOR BUTTON WHEEL NUT WRENCH DIAL HOOK EXTENSION STAY CONNECTOR BUTTON Attach the stay to the extension, Insert the hook at the end of the Turn the jack dial (wheel nut then attach the wheel nut wrench stay into the opening on the dial at wrench) clockwise as shown to to the end of the extension.

  • Page 285

    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 286

    Changing a Flat Tire Release the tire tray and slide it WING BOLT back in place. Tighten the tire tray holding bolts securely. For normal For spare SPACER CONE tire tire Tighten the wheel nuts securely in Place the flat tire face up on the the same crisscross pattern.

  • Page 287

    Changing a Flat Tire TOOL BOX Loose items can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash and could seriously injure the occupants. Store the wheel, jack, and tools securely before driving. Store the wheel cap or center cap in the In-Bed Trunk.

  • Page 288

    Changing a Flat Tire Securing a Spare Tire on the If you remove the spare tire from the Pickup Bed pickup bed, reinstall the clip back into its hole. SPACER CONE WING BOLT As a temporary mounting location, Place the spare tire on the pickup you can secure a spare tire on the bed as shown.

  • Page 289: If The Engine Won't Start

    If the Engine Won’t Start Diagnosing why the engine won’t Check the transmission interlock. If the headlights dim noticeably or start falls into two areas, depending The transmission must be in Park go out when you try to start the on what you hear when you turn the or neutral or the starter will not engine, either the battery is...

  • Page 290

    If the Engine Won’t Start, Jump Starting Are you using the proper starting Jump Starting To Jump Start Your Vehicle: procedure? Refer to Starting the Although this seems like a simple Engine on page procedure, you should take several Open the hood, and check the precautions.

  • Page 291: Jump Starting

    Jump Starting If the booster battery is in another vehicle, have an assistant start that vehicle and run it at a fast idle. Start the vehicle. If the starter motor still operates slowly, check that the jumper cables have good metal-to-metal contact.

  • Page 292: If The Engine Overheats

    If the Engine Overheats The pointer of your vehicle’s Safely pull to the side of the road. temperature gauge should stay in Put the transmission in Park, and the midrange under most conditions. set the parking brake. Turn off all Steam and spray from an If it climbs to the red mark, you accessories, and turn on the...

  • Page 293

    If the Engine Overheats If the temperature gauge stays at Start the engine, and set the the red mark, turn off the engine. temperature to maximum heat (climate control to AUTO at Removing the radiator cap Look for any obvious coolant leaks, ‘‘...

  • Page 294

    Low Oil Pressure Indicator, Charging System Indicator Low Oil Pressure Indicator Safely pull off the road, and shut Charging System Indicator This indicator should never off the engine. Turn on the hazard If the charging system come on when the engine is warning indicators.

  • Page 295: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

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

  • Page 296: Brake System Indicator

    Brake System Indicator U.S. Canada The brake system However, if the brake pedal does not If the ABS indicator and the VSA indicator normally feel normal, you should take system indicator come on with the comes on when immediate action. A problem in one brake system indicator, have your you turn the ignition switch to the part of the system’s dual circuit...

  • Page 297

    Fuses INTERIOR UNDER-HOOD (PRIMARY) UNDER-HOOD (SECONDARY) NOTCH The vehicle’s fuses are contained in The primary under-hood fuse box is Checking and Replacing Fuses three fuse boxes. on the passenger’s side. The If something electrical in your secondary fuse box is next to the vehicle stops working, check for a The interior fuse box is on the brake fluid reservoir.

  • Page 298

    Fuses FUSE BLOWN BLOWN FUSE PULLER Turn the ignition switch to the Check each of the large fuses in Check the smaller fuses in the LOCK (0) position. Make sure the the primary under-hood fuse box under-hood fuse boxes and all the headlights and all other by looking through the side fuses in the interior fuse box by...

  • Page 299

    Fuses If you cannot drive the vehicle If the replacement fuse of the BLOWN without fixing the problem, and you same rating blows in a short time, do not have a spare fuse, take a fuse there is probably a serious of the same rating or a lower rating electrical problem in your vehicle.

  • Page 300: Fuse Locations

    Fuse Locations PRIMARY UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected Amps. Circuits Protected 10 A Left Headlight Low Beam 20 A Horn, Stop Not Used 20 A Defroster 10 A Left Headlight High Beam 40 A Back Up, ACC 15 A Small Lights 15 A Hazard...

  • Page 301

    Fuse Locations INTERIOR FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected No. Amps. Circuits Protected 7.5 A Bed Lights 15 A IG ACG 15 A IG Coil 15 A IG Fuel Pump (10 A) Daytime Running Light 7.5 A IG Washer 15 A 7.5 A IG Meter 20 A...

  • Page 302: Emergency Towing

    Emergency Towing If your vehicle needs to be towed, If, due to damage, your vehicle must With all four wheels on the ground, call a professional towing service or be towed with all four wheels on the it is best to tow the vehicle no farther organization.

  • Page 303: If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck

    If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck If your vehicle gets stuck in sand, mud, or snow, call a towing service to pull it out (see the previous page). ‘‘Rocking’’ your vehicle between f orward and reverse gear or revving up the engine and allowing the wheels to spin f reely at high speeds can damage the automatic transmission.

  • Page 304

    If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck To avoid damage to your vehicle, use the tie down hooks f or straight, f lat ground towing only. Do not tow at an angle. These hooks should not be used f or open-road towing.

  • Page 305

    Technical Information The diagrams in this section give Identification Numbers ....300 Emissions Controls ......307 you the dimensions and capacities of Specifications ........ . 302 The Clean Air Act ..... . 307 your vehicle and the locations of the DOT Tire Quality Grading Crankcase Emissions Control identification numbers.

  • Page 306: Identification Numbers

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

  • Page 307

    Identification Numbers The engine number is stamped into the engine block. It is on the front. ENGINE NUMBER The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NUMBER...

  • Page 308: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions Capacities Length 206.7 in (5,250 mm) Fuel tank Approx. Width 78.0 in (1,980 mm) 22.01 US gal (83.3 ) Height 70.3 in (1,785 mm) Engine Change 1.64 US gal (6.2 ) Wheelbase 122.0 in (3,100 mm) coolant Total 2.14 US gal (8.1 ) Track Front...

  • Page 309

    Specifications Lights Fuses Headlights High/Low 12 V 60/55 W (HB2) Interior See page 295 or the fuse label Front turn signal/Parking/ 12 V 28/8 W attached to the inside of the fuse Hazard lights box lid under the dashboard. Rear turn signal/hazard lights 12 V 21 W Under-hood...

  • Page 310

    DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) The tires on your vehicle meet all Treadwear Traction AA, A, B, C 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 311

    DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) Temperature A, B, C Warning: The temperature grade for The temperature grades are A (the this tire is established for a tire that highest), B, and C, representing the is properly inflated and not tire’s resistance to the generation of overloaded.

  • Page 312: Tire Labeling

    Tire Labeling The tires that came on your vehicle Rim diameter in inches. FW6X Tire type code. have a number of markings. Those you should be aware of are described Load index (a numerical code 2202 Date of manufacture. below. associated with the maximum load the tire can carry).

  • Page 313: 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 314

    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 315: Three Way Catalytic Converter

    The catalytic converter is referred to as a three-way catalyst, since it acts on HC, CO, and NOx. A replacement unit must be an original Honda part or its equivalent. WARM UP THREE WAY CATALYTIC The three way catalytic converter...

  • Page 316: State Emissions Testing

    State Emissions Testing Testing of Readiness Codes Make sure the vehicle has been accelerator pedal. (Vehicle speed If you take your vehicle for a state parked with the engine off for 6 may vary slightly; this is okay.) If emissions test shortly after the hours or more.

  • Page 317

    Warranty and Customer Relations Customer Service Information ........ . 312 Warranty Coverages ..... 313 Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Vehicles) ......314 Authorized Manuals ..... . 315...

  • Page 318: Customer Service Information

    Bella International U.S. Owners: A detailed description of the P.O. Box 190816 problem American Honda Motor Co., Inc. San Juan, PR 00919-0816 Automobile Customer Service Name of the dealer who sold the Mail Stop 500-2N-7A Tel: (787) 620-7098...

  • Page 319: Warranty Coverages

    Warranty and Emissions Accessory Limited Warranty all these warranties. Please read the Performance Warranty these two Honda accessories are covered 2007 Honda warranty information warranties cover your vehicle’s under this warranty. Time and booklet that came with your vehicle emissions control systems. Time,...

  • Page 320

    400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, Administration (NHTSA), in addition However, NHTSA cannot become DC 20590. You can also obtain other to notifying American Honda Motor involved in individual problems information about motor vehicle Co., Inc. between you, your dealer, or safety from

  • Page 321: Authorized Manuals

    Purchasing Factory Authorized Manuals (U.S. only) Valid only for sales within the United States. Canadian owners should contact their authorized Honda dealer. The publications shown below can be purchased from Helm Incorporated. You can order in any of three ways:...

  • Page 322

    Authorized Manuals Service Manual: NOTE: Dealers and Companies please provide dealer or company name, and also the name of the person to whose attention the shipment should This manual covers maintenance and recommended be sent. For purchases outside U.S.A. please write to the address shown procedures for repair to engine and chassis components.

  • Page 323

    Index Automatic Speed Control ....165 Belts, Seat ........8, 19 Automatic Transmission ....197 Beverage Holders ......114 Accessories and Modifications . 184 Capacity, Fluid ......302 Booster Seats ........50 ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Checking Fluid Level ....

  • Page 324

    Index Bulb Replacement CD Player ........151 Coat Hooks ........115 Back-up Lights ......257 Certification Label ......300 Code, Audio System ..... . 162 Brake Lights ....... 257 Chains, tire ........269 CO in the Exhaust ......

  • Page 325

    Index Daytime Running Lights ....78 Dual Temperature Control ... 130 Oil, What Kind to Use ....246 Dead Battery ........284 Dust and Pollen Filter ....262 Overheating ....... . 286 Defects, Reporting Safety ..

  • Page 326

    Index Floor Mats ........261 Hazard Warning Flashers ....79 Fluids Headlights ........75, 76 Automatic Transmission ... 251 Gas Mileage, Improving ....183 Aiming ......... 255 Brake .......... . 253 Gasoline Automatic Lighting Off ....

  • Page 327

    Index Ignition Low Oil Pressure ......62 Instrument Panel ......3, 58 Keys ..........80 Low Tire Pressure ...... . 68 Instrument Panel Brightness ..78 Switch ..........82 Maintenance Minder ....67 Interior Lights .......

  • Page 328

    Index Lights Record ........243-244 Change, When to ...... . 235 Bulb Replacement ..... 255 Minder ........ . 235-242 Checking Engine ...... . 182 Indicator ........66 Minder Indicator ......67 Filter ..........247 Interior ........

  • Page 329

    Index Pregnancy, Using Seat Belts ..16 Remote Transmitter ......89 Safety Messages ....... iii Protecting Adults and Teens ..11 Replacement Information Satellite Radio, XM ..... . 142 Additional Safety Precautions . 17 Engine Oil and Filter ....

  • Page 330

    Index Shifting the Automatic How Your Front Airbags Transmission ......197 Work ......... . 23 Shift Lever Position Indicators . 197 How Your Side Airbags Work . 26 Tachometer ........70 Shift Lock Release ......202 How Your Side Curtain Airbags Tailgate, Dual-Action Side Airbags ........

  • Page 331

    Index Required Federal Transfer Assembly Fluid ....253 Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) Explanation ......175 Transmission System ........210 Tire Pressure Monitor ..68, 205 Checking Fluid Level ....251 VSA System Indicator ..67, 210 TPMS Indicator ....

  • Page 332

    Index Windows Operating the Power ....105 Windshield Defroster ........125 Washers ........75 Wiper Zone, Heated ... . 76, 127 Wipers, Windshield Changing Blades ......262 Operation ........75 Worn Tires ........266 Wrecker, Emergency Towing ..

  • Page 334: Service Information Summary

    ATF (see page Recommended Engine Oil: Brake Fluid: API Premium grade 5W-20 Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid detergent oil (see page DOT 3 preferred, or a DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid as a temporary Oil change capacity (including...

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