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  • Page 1

    Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2011 Honda Pilot was a wise investment. As you read this manual, you will It will give you years of driving pleasure. find information that is preceded by symbol. This One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to information is intended to help you read this manual.

  • Page 2

    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 Data Recorders This vehicle is equipped with one or more devices commonly referred to as event data recorders. These devices record front seat belt use, front passenger seat occupancy, airbag deployment data, and the failure of any airbag system component.

  • Page 3

    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 Safety Labels on the vehicle. responsibility.

  • Page 4: Important Handling Information

    Important Handling Information Your Pilot 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. These advantages come at some cost.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada only) (warranty and contact information) ....(how to order) Authorized Manuals (U.S. only) .................. Index ..............................Service Information Summary (fluid capacities and tire pressures) 2011 Pilot 00X31-SZA-6200 © American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - All Rights Reserved...

  • Page 6

    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 7: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    Your Vehicle at a Glance HomeLink BUTTONS INSTRUMENT PANEL MOONROOF SWITCH DRIVER’S FRONT MIRROR CONTROL (P.67) (P.168) (P.357) AIRBAG (P.11, 29) INDICATORS AUTO BUTTON GAUGES (P.82) (P.170) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM PASSENGER’S (P.173) FRONT AIRBAG (P.11, 29) PARKING BRAKE RELEASE HANDLE AUDIO SYSTEM (P.169) (P.208)

  • Page 8

    Your Vehicle at a Glance HEADLIGHT/TURN SIGNAL/ STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS HAZARD WARNING PASSENGER AIRBAG FRONT FOG LIGHTS BUTTON (P.311) (P.130) BLUETOOTH OFF INDICATOR (P.126) HANDSFREELINK SYSTEM (P.36) VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (P.361) WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ SYSTEM OFF SWITCH (P.432) WASHERS (P.124)

  • Page 9: Driver And Passenger Safety (seat Belts, Srs, And Child Protection)

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

  • Page 10: Important Safety Precautions

    Important Safety Precautions You’ll find many safety Always Wear Your Seat Belt Be Aware of Airbag Hazards recommendations throughout this A seat belt is your best protection in While airbags can save lives, they section, and throughout this manual. all types of collisions. Airbags are can cause serious or fatal injuries to The recommendations on this page designed to supplement seat belts,...

  • Page 11

    Important Safety Precautions Pay Appropriate Attention to the Control Your Speed Keep Your Vehicle in Safe Task of Driving Safely Excessive speed is a major factor in Condition Engaging in mobile phone crash injuries and deaths. Generally, Having a tire blowout or a conversation or other activities that the higher the speed, the greater the mechanical failure can be extremely...

  • Page 12: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

    Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash. (11) 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 13: 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 Your seat belt system also includes children must be properly restrained...

  • Page 14

    Your Vehicle’s Safety Features When properly worn, seat belts: Help keep you from being thrown Of course, seat belts cannot against the inside of the vehicle completely protect you in every Keep you connected to the vehicle and against other occupants. crash.

  • Page 15: Airbags

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

  • Page 16

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

  • Page 17: Protecting Adults And Teens

    Protecting Adults and Teens Introduction On vehicles without navigation system On vehicles with navigation system The following pages provide Your vehicle also has a Your vehicle also has a tailgate, glass instructions on how to properly tailgate, glass hatch, and hatch, and door open indicator on protect the driver, adult door open indicator on the...

  • Page 18

    Protecting Adults and Teens Locking the doors, the glass hatch, and the tailgate reduces the chance of someone being thrown out of the vehicle during a crash, and it helps prevent passengers from accidentally opening a door, the glass hatch, or the tailgate and falling out.

  • Page 19: Adjust The Front Seats

    Protecting Adults and Teens Adjust the Front Seats If you sit too close to the steering 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 20: Adjust The Seat-backs

    Protecting Adults and Teens Adjust the Seat-Backs Adjust the Head Restraints Reclining the seat-back too far can result in serious injury or death in a crash. Adjust the seat-back to an upright position, and sit well back in the seat. Reclining a seat-back so that the shoulder part of the belt no longer rests against the occupant’s chest...

  • Page 21: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

    Protecting Adults and Teens Fasten and Position the Seat Belts Improperly positioning head Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make sure the restraints reduces their effectiveness and you can be belt is securely latched. Check that the belt is not twisted, because a seriously injured in a crash.

  • Page 22

    Protecting Adults and Teens If necessary, pull up on the belt again If the seat belt touches or crosses The front seats and second row seats to remove any slack, then check that your neck, or if it crosses your arm have adjustable seat belt anchors.

  • Page 23: Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

    Protecting Adults and Teens Maintain a Proper Sitting In addition, an occupant who is out of Never place the shoulder portion of a Position position in the front seat can be lap/shoulder belt under your arm or This could cause After all occupants have adjusted seriously or fatally injured in a crash behind your back.

  • Page 24: Advice For Pregnant Women

    Protecting Adults and Teens Advice for Pregnant Women When driving, remember to sit This will reduce the risk of injuries upright and adjust the seat as far to both you and your unborn child back as possible while allowing full that can be caused by a crash or an control of the vehicle.

  • Page 25: Additional Safety Precautions

    Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions Do not put any accessories on seat Do not attach or place objects on Devices intended to improve Objects on Never let passengers ride in the belts. the front airbag covers. occupant comfort or reposition the the covers marked ‘‘SRS AIRBAG’’...

  • Page 26: Your Seat Belts

    Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat Belt System Components The seat belt system If either the driver or a front Your seat belt system includes lap/ includes an indicator on the passenger does not fasten their seat shoulder belts in all seating positions. instrument panel and a beeper to belt while driving, the beeper will The front seat belts are also...

  • Page 27: Lap/shoulder Belt

    Additional Information About Your Seat Belts If the indicator comes on or the Lap/Shoulder Belt All seat belts have an emergency beeper sounds when the driver’s seat The lap/shoulder belt goes over locking retractor. In normal driving, belt is latched and there is no front your shoulder, across your chest, the retractor lets you move freely in seat passenger and no items on the...

  • Page 28: Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

    Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners The tensioners are designed to activate in any collision severe enough to cause the front airbags to deploy, or if a sensor detects your vehicle is about to roll over (see page If a side curtain airbag deploys during a side impact, the tensioner on that side of the vehicle will also...

  • Page 29: Seat Belt Maintenance

    Honda provides a limited warranty on seat belts. See your Honda Warranty Information booklet for details.

  • Page 30: Additional Information About Your Airbags

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (11) (12) (10) (1) Driver’s Front Airbag (2) Passenger’s Front Airbag (3) Control Unit/Rollover Sensor (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (5) Side Airbags (6) Driver’s Seat Position Sensor (7) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors (8) Side Impact Sensors (First) (9) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator (10) Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensors...

  • Page 31

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Your Airbag System includes: (16) Two SRS (supplemental restraint system) front airbags. The driver’s (13) airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger’s airbag is stored in the dashboard. Both are marked ‘‘SRS AIRBAG’’...

  • Page 32

    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 airbag system (29 kg) or less (the weight of an Sensors that can detect a...

  • Page 33: 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.

  • Page 34

    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.

  • Page 35

    If the seat is under the seat. Although Honda Objects placed or pushed under too far forward, the airbag will does not encourage carrying an the front passenger’s seat may...

  • Page 36: How Your Side Airbags Work

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Be aware that objects placed on the Moving the front seat forcibly How Your Side Airbags Work passenger’s seat can also cause the back against cargo on the seat or airbag to be turned off. floor behind it.

  • Page 37

    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 the...

  • Page 38: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work

    Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Side Curtain Airbags If the impact is on the passenger’s In a Rollover Work side, the passenger’s side curtain If the rollover sensor detects your airbag will inflate even if there are no vehicle is about to roll over, it signals occupants on that side of the vehicle.

  • Page 39: How The Srs Indicator Works

    Additional Information About Your Airbags How the SRS Indicator Works On vehicles with navigation system How the Side Airbag Off The SRS indicator alerts You will also see a ‘‘CHECK Indicator Works you to a potential problem AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ message on the U.S.

  • Page 40: How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

    Additional Information About Your Airbags How the Passenger Airbag Off Be aware that objects placed on the If the indicator comes on with no Indicator Works front seat can cause the indicator to front seat passenger and no objects come on. on the seat, or with an adult riding PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR there, something may be interfering...

  • Page 41: Airbag Service

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag Service Additional Safety Precautions If your vehicle has a moderate to Your airbag systems are virtually Even if your severe impact. Do not attempt to deactivate your maintenance free, and there are no airbags do not inflate, your dealer Together, airbags and airbags.

  • Page 42

    If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Honda Automobile Customer Service at (800) 999-1009. 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 43: 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, traffic seriously injured or killed in a collisions are the number one cause crash.

  • Page 44: All Children Should Sit In A Back Seat

    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 crash statistics, Front airbags have been designed to the front seat of a vehicle equipped help protect adults in a moderate to children of all ages and sizes are with a passenger’s front airbag can...

  • Page 45: Protecting Children General Guidelines

    Protecting Children General Guidelines To remind you of the passenger’s U.S. Models DASHBOARD front airbag hazards, and that SUN VISORS 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 46: If You Must Drive With Several Children

    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 two rows of back Many parents say they prefer to put we strongly recommend that another seats where children can be properly an infant or a small child in the front...

  • Page 47: Additional Safety Precautions

    Protecting Children General Guidelines Additional Safety Precautions For example, infants and small Make sure any unused seat belt children left in a vehicle on a hot Never hold an infant or child on that a child can reach is buckled, If you are not wearing a day can die from heatstroke.

  • Page 48: Protecting Infants And Small Children

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

  • Page 49: Protecting Small Children

    Protecting Infants and Small Children In any of these situations, we Protecting Small Children and weight are appropriate for a strongly recommend that you install rear-facing seat. the child seat directly behind the front passenger’s seat, move the seat Of the different seats available, we as far forward as needed, and leave it recommend those that have a five- unoccupied.

  • Page 50

    Protecting Infants and Small Children Even with advanced front airbags Child Seat Placement We strongly recommend placing a that automatically turn the forward-facing child seat in a back passenger’s front airbag off (see Placing a forward-facing child seat, not the front. page ), a back seat is the safest seat in the front seat can result...

  • Page 51: Selecting A Child Seat

    Selecting a Child Seat When buying a child seat, you need Since LATCH-compatible child seats The child seat should be of the to choose either a conventional child are easier to install and reduce the proper type and size to fit the child. seat, or one designed for use with possibility of improper installation, Rear-facing for infants, forward-...

  • Page 52: Installing A Child Seat

    Installing a Child Seat After selecting a proper child seat A child seat secured with a seat belt The following pages provide and a good place to install the seat, should be installed as firmly as guidelines on how to properly install there are three main steps in possible.

  • Page 53: With Latch

    Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with Using the Outer LATCH MARKS LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) at each of the second row seats and the passenger’s side third row seat. The lower anchors are located between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with...

  • Page 54

    Installing a Child Seat TETHER STRAP RIGID TYPE FLEXIBLE TYPE Place the child seat on the vehicle Other LATCH-compatible seats Lift the head restraint (see page seat, then attach the seat to the have a flexible-type connector as ), then route the tether strap lower anchors according to the shown above.

  • Page 55

    Installing a Child Seat Follow step 1 through 4 as Using the Center LATCH described previously to secure the child seat. Lower the head restraint first. Route the tether strap over the head restraint and seat-back, then attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the strap is not twisted.

  • Page 56

    Installing a Child Seat To install a LATCH-compatible child Lower the head restraint first. seat in the passenger’s side seating Route the tether strap over the position of the third row: head restraint and seat-back, then attach the tether strap hook to the Unlatch the detachable seat belt anchor, making sure the strap is anchor latch and retract the seat...

  • Page 57: 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...

  • Page 58: With A Tether

    Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Tether A child seat with a tether can be installed in any seating position in the second or third row. Since a tether can provide additional security to the lap/shoulder belt installation, we recommend using a tether whenever one is required or available.

  • Page 59

    Installing a Child Seat Second Row Installation TETHER STRAP TETHER ANCHORAGE POINT Outer seating position Each second row seat has a tether After properly securing the child For the center seat, lower the head anchorage point behind the seat- seat (see page ), lift the head restraint, then route the tether strap back.

  • Page 60

    Installing a Child Seat Third Row Installation Attach the tether strap hook to the Each third row seat has a tether Route the tether strap over the anchor, making sure the tether anchorage point behind the seat- head restraint, then attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, strap is not twisted.

  • Page 61: Protecting Larger Children

    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 the lap/ or death if the passenger’s front shoulder belt.

  • Page 62: Using A Booster Seat

    Protecting Larger Children Does the shoulder belt cross Using a Booster Seat Some states, Canadian provinces and between the child’s neck and arm? territories also require children to use a booster seat until they reach a Is the lap part of the belt as low as given age or weight (e.g., 6 years or possible, touching the child’s 60 lbs).

  • Page 63: Front

    Protecting Larger Children If a child who uses a booster seat When Can a Larger Child Sit in Of course, children vary widely. And must ride in front, move the vehicle Front while age may be one indicator of seat as far back as possible and be The National Highway Traffic Safety when a child can safely ride in front, sure the child is wearing the seat...

  • Page 64: Additional Safety Precautions

    Protecting Larger Children If you decide that a child can safely Additional Safety Precautions Do not put any accessories on a ride up front, be sure to: 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.

  • Page 65: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Carbon Monoxide Hazard Your vehicle’s exhaust contains With the tailgate/glass hatch open, carbon monoxide gas. Carbon airflow can pull exhaust gas into your monoxide should not enter the Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. vehicle’s interior and create a vehicle in normal driving if you hazardous condition.

  • Page 66: Safety Labels

    Safety Labels These labels are in the locations DASHBOARD 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. dashboard label which may be removed by the owner), contact your dealer for a replacement.

  • Page 67

    Safety Labels SUN VISOR DOORJAMBS U.S. models U.S. models Canadian models Canadian models U.S. models 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 68

    2011 Pilot...

  • Page 69: Instruments And Controls (indicators, Gauges, Multi-information Display, Dashboard, And Steering Column)

    Instruments and Controls This section gives information about Instrument Panel ......Power Windows ......the controls and displays that Instrument Panel Indicators ..Moonroof ........contribute to the daily operation of Gauges ..........Parking Brake ....... your vehicle. All the essential Multi-Information Display .....

  • Page 70: Control Locations

    Control Locations DRIVER’S FRONT INSTRUMENT PANEL MOONROOF SWITCH HomeLink BUTTONS MIRROR CONTROL (P.67) AIRBAG (P.11, 29) INDICATORS (P.168) (P.357) AUTO BUTTON GAUGES (P.82) (P.170) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM AUDIO SYSTEM (P.173) (P.208) PARKING BRAKE HEATING/COOLING RELEASE HANDLE CONTROLS (P.192) (P.169) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.199)

  • Page 71: Instrument Panel

    Instrument Panel On vehicles without navigation system TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) INDICATOR (P.75) MAINTENANCE INFORMATION INDICATOR (P.77) CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.70) LIGHTS ON INDICATOR (P.78) FOG LIGHT LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P.70) INDICATOR (P.78) CRUISE MAIN INDICATOR (P.78) VTM-4 INDICATOR (P.77) ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR SIDE AIRBAG OFF...

  • Page 72

    Instrument Panel On vehicles with navigation system LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P.70) SIDE AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.72) VTM-4 INDICATOR (P.77) (P.78) LIGHTS ON INDICATOR FOG LIGHT CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.70) CRUISE MAIN INDICATOR (P.78) INDICATOR (P.78) MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (P.70) ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM FUEL ECONOMY INDICATOR (P.79)

  • Page 73: Instrument Panel Indicators

    Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many Seat Belt Reminder If either of you do not fasten your indicators to give you important Indicator seat belt while driving, the beeper information about your vehicle. This indicator comes on when you will sound and the indicator will flash turn the ignition switch to the ON again at regular intervals.

  • Page 74

    Instrument Panel Indicators Low Oil Pressure Charging System Malfunction Indicator Indicator Indicator Lamp The engine can be severely If this indicator comes on when the For more information, see page damaged if this indicator flashes engine is running, the battery is not or stays on when the engine is being charged.

  • Page 75

    Instrument Panel Indicators U.S. Canada Parking Brake If it remains on after you have On vehicles with navigation system and Brake fully released the parking brake You will also see a ‘‘LOW BRAKE System while the engine is running, or if it FLUID’’...

  • Page 76

    Instrument Panel Indicators Supplemental Restraint U.S. Canada Anti-lock Brake System System Indicator Side Airbag Off (ABS) Indicator This indicator comes on for several Indicator This indicator normally comes on seconds when you turn the ignition This indicator comes on for several for a few seconds when you turn switch to the ON (II) position.

  • Page 77

    Instrument Panel Indicators Vehicle Stability Assist VSA Activation Indicator Turn Signal and (VSA) System Indicator Hazard Warning This indicator normally comes on for This indicator normally comes on for Indicators a few seconds when you turn the a few seconds when you turn the The left or right turn signal indicator ignition switch to the ON (II) ignition switch to the ON (II)

  • Page 78

    Instrument Panel Indicators Low Tire Pressure Low Tire Pressure/ If this happens, pull to the side Indicator TPMS Indicator of the road when it is safe, On vehicles without navigation system On vehicles with navigation system check which tire has lost This indicator normally comes on for This indicator normally comes on for pressure on the multi-...

  • Page 79

    Instrument Panel Indicators If this indicator begins to flash, U.S. Canada Tire Pressure Monitoring there is a problem with the tire Starter System System (TPMS) Indicator pressure monitoring system Indicator On vehicles without navigation system (TPMS). You will also see a This indicator normally comes on for On vehicles without navigation system ‘‘CHECK TPMS SYSTEM’’...

  • Page 80

    Instrument Panel Indicators A/T Temperature On 4WD models with navigation system Indicator You will also see an ‘‘A/T TEMP 4WD models only HIGH’’ message on the multi- Continuing to drive with the A/T This indicator monitors the information display (see page temperature indicator on may cause temperature of the automatic serious damage to the transmission.

  • Page 81

    Instrument Panel Indicators Maintenance Message Indicator VTM-4 Indicator Information Indicator On vehicles without navigation system On vehicles with navigation system 4WD models only This indicator comes on for a few This indicator comes on when there This indicator normally comes on for seconds when you turn the ignition is a system message on the multi- a few seconds when you turn the...

  • Page 82

    Instrument Panel Indicators Immobilizer System Lights On Indicator High Beam Indicator Indicator This indicator comes on briefly when This indicator reminds you that the This indicator comes on with the you turn the ignition switch to the exterior lights are on. It comes on high beam headlights.

  • Page 83

    Instrument Panel Indicators Light Control Indicator Daytime Running Lights Fuel Economy Indicator Indicator On vehicles without navigation system On vehicles without navigation system While the engine is operating in its This indicator normally comes on for If this indicator comes on when the most economical range, this a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch is turned to the ON...

  • Page 84

    Instrument Panel Indicators Washer Level Indicator Low Fuel Indicator On vehicles with navigation system You will also see a ‘‘LOW FUEL’’ If equipped message on the multi-information This indicator comes on when the display. washer fluid level is low. Add washer fluid when you see this indicator come on (see page On 4WD models with navigation system...

  • Page 85

    Instrument Panel Indicators Security System Indicator Door, Glass Hatch, and Tailgate Tire Pressure Monitor Open Indicator Except LX models On vehicles without navigation system On vehicles without navigation system The appropriate tire indicator will come on along with the low tire pressure indicator if a tire is significantly underinflated or has suddenly lost pressure.

  • Page 86

    Gauges Temperature Gauge On vehicles without navigation system This shows the temperature of the FUEL GAUGE SPEEDOMETER engine’s coolant. During normal operation, the pointer should rise to TACHOMETER TEMPERATURE GAUGE about the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, the pointer may rise to the upper zone.

  • Page 87

    Gauges Odometer INFORMATION DISPLAY SELECT/RESET KNOB The odometer shows the total OUTSIDE distance your vehicle has been ODOMETER TEMPERATURE driven. It measures miles in U.S. INDICATOR models and kilometers in Canadian models. It is illegal under U.S. federal law and Canadian provincial/ RANGE territorial regulations to disconnect, TRIP METER B...

  • Page 88

    Gauges Instant Fuel Economy Average Fuel Economy Range (Estimated Distance) This display shows the instant fuel When either of the trip meters (trip This display shows the estimated economy you are getting. A or B) is displayed, your vehicle’s distance you can travel on the fuel average fuel economy since you last remaining in the tank.

  • Page 89

    Gauges Outside Temperature Indicator In certain weather conditions, To adjust the outside temperature temperature readings near freezing indicator, press and hold the select/ Except LX models This indicator displays the outside (32°F, 0°C) could mean that ice is reset knob for 10 seconds. The temperature in Fahrenheit (U.S.

  • Page 90

    Gauges Maintenance Information Check Fuel Cap Message If the system still detects a leak in The information display in the Your vehicle’s onboard diagnostic your vehicle’s evaporative emissions instrument panel shows you the system will detect a loose or missing system, the malfunction indicator engine oil life and maintenance fuel fill cap as an evaporative system...

  • Page 91: Multi-information Display

    Multi-Information Display On vehicles with navigation system With the ignition switch in the ON INFO ( / ) The multi-information display in the (II) position, the multi-information BUTTON instrument panel displays various display changes as shown on the information and messages when the next page each time you press the ignition switch is in the ON (II) INFO ( / ) button or the SEL/...

  • Page 92

    Multi-Information Display Main Menu INFO button Go to Customize Menu (See page 97) SEL/RESET button (See page 89) Trip Computer (See page 92) Tire Pressure for each tire (See page 91) Go to HandsFreeLink Menu (See page 92) U.S. model is shown. 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 93

    Multi-Information Display Odometer Trip Meter TRIP METER ODOMETER U.S. model is shown. When the main menu is blank or The odometer shows the total Trip Computer is displayed, pressing This meter shows the number of the SEL/RESET button changes the distance your vehicle has been miles (U.S.) or kilometers (Canada) driven.

  • Page 94

    Multi-Information Display When you reset Trip A, AVERAGE Compass Outside Temperature FUEL A, AVERAGE SPEED A, and OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE ELAPSED TIME A are reset at the same time. When you reset Trip B, U.S. AVERAGE FUEL B, AVERAGE SPEED B, and ELAPSED TIME B are reset.

  • Page 95

    Multi-Information Display The temperature sensor is in the Engine Oil Life Tire Pressure Monitor front bumper. The temperature reading can be affected by heat ENGINE OIL LIFE reflection from the road surface, engine heat, and the exhaust from surrounding traffic. This can cause an incorrect temperature reading U.S.

  • Page 96

    In Canada, visit www.honda.ca , or call 1- (888) 9-HONDA-9. You can receive or make phone calls Along with the trip meter, the trip from your cell phone through your computer calculates these values: vehicle’s...

  • Page 97

    Multi-Information Display INSTANT FUEL MPG (U.S. RANGE ELAPSED TIME A/B This shows the estimated distance This shows the accumulated models)/INSTANT FUEL L/100 km you can travel on the fuel remaining traveling time since you last reset it. (Canadian models) This shows your instant fuel in the fuel tank.

  • Page 98

    Multi-Information Display System Messages The system message(s) triggers the When there are several messages to appropriate indicator(s) on the be shown, the system switches the instrument panel, including the messages every 5 seconds. system message indicator, to come The message is shown until you on.

  • Page 99

    Multi-Information Display U.S. See page See page See page Canada See page See page U.S. See page See page See page Canada See page See page U.S. U.S. See page See page See page Canada Canada See page CONTINUED 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 100

    Multi-Information Display U.S. See page See page See page On Touring models Canada See page See page See page See page See page See page See page On Touring models U.S. See page See page See page Canada See page See page On Touring models 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 101

    Multi-Information Display Customize Settings If you turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position, or move the shift lever out of Park, the display will change to the normal screen. On Touring models You can customize some vehicle control settings for ‘‘DRIVER 1’’...

  • Page 102

    Multi-Information Display Group Setup Menu Item Description Setting Option Page METER SETUP LANGUAGE SELECTION Changes the language used in the display. ENGLISH (P.103) FRENCH SPANISH ADJUST OUTSIDE Changes the outside temperature reading above or 5°F 0°F 5°F TEMP. DISPLAY below its current reading. (U.S.) 3°C 0°C...

  • Page 103

    Multi-Information Display Group Setup Menu Item Description Setting Option Page LIGHTING SETUP INTERIOR LIGHT Changes how long (in seconds) the interior lights 60 SEC 15 SEC (P.110) DIMMING TIME stay on after you close the doors and the tailgate. 30 SEC HEADLIGHT Changes how long (in seconds) the exterior lights 60 SEC...

  • Page 104

    Multi-Information Display DEFAULT ALL Touring model is shown. If you want to set the default settings, To set the default settings, press the When DEFAULT ALL is set, you will press the INFO ( / ) button to INFO ( / ) button to select SET see the above display for several select DEFAULT ALL, then press seconds, then the screen returns to...

  • Page 105

    Multi-Information Display Customize Settings Each time you press the INFO ( / You can customize some of the ) button, the screen changes as vehicle control settings to your shown on the next page. Press the preference. Here are the settings INFO ( / ) button until you see you can customize: the setup you want to customize,...

  • Page 106

    Multi-Information Display METER SETUP (See page 103) POSITION SETUP (See page 108) Select ‘‘EXIT’’ LIGHTING SETUP (See page 110) DOOR/WINDOW SETUP Select (See page 115) Select ‘‘CANCEL’’ ‘‘DEFAULT ALL’’ INFO button SEL/RESET button : On Touring models Touring model is shown. 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 107

    Multi-Information Display Meter Setup Here are the three custom settings for the meter setup: LANGUAGE SELECTION ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY TRIP A INFO RESET While ‘‘METER SETUP’’ is shown, press the SEL/RESET button to enter the customize mode. Each time you press the INFO ( / ) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration.

  • Page 108

    Multi-Information Display Language Selection There are three language selections Press the SEL/RESET button to see When your selection is successfully you can make: English, French, and the selections. completed, the display changes as Spanish. To choose the language you shown above, and then goes back to want, follow these instructions: Select the desired language by the customize item screen.

  • Page 109

    Multi-Information Display Adjust Outside Temp. Display U.S. U.S. Canada Canada If you sometimes find that the Adjust the outside temperature value When your selection is successfully temperature reading is a few by pressing the INFO ( / ) button completed, the display changes as degrees above or below the actual repeatedly.

  • Page 110

    Multi-Information Display Trip A Info Reset There are three settings you can choose from: with REFUEL Trip A Info is reset every time you refuel your vehicle. MANUAL ONLY You can reset Trip A Info when you press and hold the SEL/RESET button until the number resets.

  • Page 111

    Multi-Information Display When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘TRIP A INFO RESET’’ and repeat the procedure again. 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 112

    Multi-Information Display Position Setup On Touring models You can customize the MEMORY POSITION LINK setting in position setup. While ‘‘POSITION SETUP’’ is shown, press the SEL/RESET button to enter the customize mode. Each time you press the INFO ( / ) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration.

  • Page 113

    Multi-Information Display Memory Position Link Press the SEL/RESET button to see If ‘‘MEMORY POSITION LINK’’ is When your selection is successfully ‘‘ON,’’ the driver’s seat and outside the selections. completed, the display changes as mirrors move to the positions stored shown above, and then goes back to in the memory when you open the Select ON or OFF by pressing the...

  • Page 114

    Multi-Information Display Lighting Setup Here are the three custom settings for the lighting setup: INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY While ‘‘LIGHTING SETUP’’ is shown, press the SEL/RESET button to enter the customize mode. Each time you press the INFO ( / ) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration.

  • Page 115

    Multi-Information Display Interior Light Dimming Time The interior lights fade out when you Press the SEL/RESET button to see When your selection is successfully close all doors and tailgate. To the selections. completed, the display changes as change how long the lights stay on shown above, and then goes back to before they fade out, follow these Select the desired setting by...

  • Page 116

    Multi-Information Display Headlight Auto Off Timer The headlights, parking lights, side marker lights, taillights, and license plate lights go off after the selected time when you remove the key from the ignition switch and close the driver’s door. To change how long the lights stay on before they go off, follow these instructions: You can choose this item to...

  • Page 117

    Multi-Information Display Auto Light Sensitivity The headlights automatically come on when the headlight switch is in the AUTO position and the ambient light reaches a changeable level. You can select the auto light sensitivity from the following five levels: The headlights come on when it is bright.

  • Page 118

    Multi-Information Display Press the SEL/RESET button to see When your selection is successfully the selections. completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to Select the desired setting by the customize item screen. pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter your selection by pressing If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’...

  • Page 119

    Multi-Information Display Door/Window Setup Here are the five custom settings for the door/window setup: AUTO DOOR LOCK AUTO DOOR UNLOCK KEY AND REMOTE UNLOCK MODE KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT SECURITY RELOCK TIMER While ‘‘DOOR/WINDOW SETUP’’ is shown, press the SEL/RESET button to enter the customize mode. Each time you press the INFO ( / ) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration.

  • Page 120

    Multi-Information Display Auto Door Lock There are three settings you can choose from: SHIFT FROM P The doors lock whenever you move the shift lever out of Park. WITH VEH SPEED The doors lock when the vehicle speed reaches about 10 mph (U.S.) and 15 km/h (Canada).

  • Page 121

    Multi-Information Display Auto Door Unlock There are three settings you can choose from: SHIFT TO P The driver’s door or all the doors, depending on your selection in the next step, unlock when you move the shift lever to Park. IGN OFF The driver’s door or all the doors, depending on your...

  • Page 122

    Multi-Information Display Press the SEL/RESET button to see If you choose ‘‘SHIFT TO P’’ or ‘‘IGN When your selection is successfully the selections. OFF’’, you will see the above display. completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen.

  • Page 123

    Multi-Information Display Key and Remote Unlock Mode To select whether the driver’s door Press the SEL/RESET button to see When your selection is successfully unlocks or all the doors unlock when the selections. completed, the display changes as you unlock the doors with the shown above, and then goes back to remote transmitter, follow these Select the desired setting by...

  • Page 124

    Multi-Information Display Keyless Lock Acknowledgment When you push the LOCK button on the remote transmitter, some exterior lights flash, and a beeper sounds when you push the LOCK button again within 5 seconds to verify that the doors and the tailgate are locked and the security system has set (see page ).

  • Page 125

    Multi-Information Display Security Relock Timer If you unlock the doors and the tailgate with the remote transmitter, but do not open any of the doors or the tailgate within 30 seconds, the doors and the tailgate automatically relock and the security system sets. You can change this relock time from 30 seconds to 60 or 90 seconds.

  • Page 126

    Multi-Information Display Press the SEL/RESET button to see When your selection is successfully the selections. completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to Select the desired setting by the customize item screen. pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter your selection by pressing If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’...

  • Page 127: Handsfreelink System Voice Control Buttons

    Controls Near the Steering Wheel HEADLIGHT/TURN SIGNAL/ STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS HAZARD WARNING WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ FRONT FOG LIGHTS (P.311) BUTTON (P.130) BLUETOOTH WASHERS (P.126) HANDSFREELINK SYSTEM (P.124) VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (P.361) (P.432) PASSENGER AIRBAG SYSTEM OFF SWITCH OFF INDICATOR (P.36) PARKING SENSOR SYSTEM...

  • Page 128: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    Windshield Wipers and Washers Push the right lever up or down to The wipers run at low speed. select a position. The wipers run at high speed. MIST The wipers run at high speed until you release the lever. Pull the Windshield Washer wiper control lever toward you, The wipers are not activated.

  • Page 129

    Windshield Wipers and Washers Rear Window Wiper and Washer When you turn the wiper switch to When you shift the transmission to the ‘‘OFF’’ position, the wiper will the reverse position with the front return to its parked position. windshield wipers activated, the rear window wiper operates automatically.

  • Page 130: Turn Signals And Headlights

    Turn Signals and Headlights Push down on the When the light switch is in either of Turn Signal left lever to signal a left turn and up these positions, the lights on to signal a right turn. To signal a lane indicator comes on as a reminder.

  • Page 131

    Headlights AUTO The automatic lighting Even with the automatic lighting LIGHT SENSOR feature turns on the headlights and feature turned on, we recommend all other exterior lights, when it that you turn on the lights manually senses low ambient light. when driving at night or in a dense fog, or when you enter dark areas To turn on automatic lighting, turn...

  • Page 132

    Headlights Fog Lights Daytime Running Lights On vehicles with navigation system Except LX models With the headlight switch off, the If you see a ‘‘CHECK DRL Turn the fog lights on and off by daytime running lights come on SYSTEM’’ message on the multi- turning the switch next to the when you turn the ignition switch to information display, there is a...

  • Page 133

    Headlights Automatic Lighting Off Feature If you turn the ignition switch to the The lights turn on again when you This feature turns off the headlights, LOCK (0) position with the unlock or open the driver’s door. all other exterior lights, and the headlight switch on, but do not open If you unlock the door, but do not instrument panel lights within 15...

  • Page 134

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

  • Page 135: Instrument Panel Brightness

    Instrument Panel Brightness Separate adjustments can be made when the headlights are on and off. You will hear a beep when maximum or minimum brightness is reached. You will also hear a beep when the maximum level is canceled by turning the knob a click to the left.

  • Page 136

    Instrument Panel Brightness On vehicles with navigation system The level of brightness is shown on the multi-information display while you adjust it. It goes out 5 seconds after you finish adjusting. When the brightness reaches the maximum level, ‘‘BRIGHTNESS MAXIMUM LEVEL’’ appears on the display.

  • Page 137: Steering Wheel Adjustment

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

  • Page 138: Keys And Locks

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

  • Page 139: Immobilizer System

    Immobilizer System The immobilizer system protects The system may not recognize your Do not attempt to alter this system your vehicle from theft. If an key’s coding if another immobilizer or add other devices to it. Electrical improperly coded key (or other key or other metal object (i.e.

  • Page 140

    Immobilizer System As required by the FCC: This device complies with Industry This device complies with Part 15 of the Canada Standard RSS-210. FCC rules. Operation is subject to the Operation is subject to the following two Always take the ignition key with you following two conditions: (1) This device conditions: (1) this device may not cause whenever you leave the vehicle alone.

  • Page 141: Ignition Switch

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

  • Page 142: Door Locks

    Door Locks On vehicles with navigation system Lock To change the ‘‘KEY AND REMOTE Lock UNLOCK MODE’’ setting, see page Unlock When the vehicle speed reaches about 10 mph (U.S.) and 15 km/h (Canada) or more, all the doors lock automatically.

  • Page 143

    Door Locks Auto Door Locking/Unlocking Auto Door Locking To turn off the Auto Door Lock On vehicles without navigation system On vehicles without navigation system modes: Your vehicle has customizable The auto door locking feature has settings for the doors and tailgate to three possible settings: automatically lock and unlock.

  • Page 144

    Door Locks Push and hold the front of the Push and hold the front of the To program the Park Lock mode: master door lock switch on the Locks all doors and tailgate when the master door lock switch on the driver’s door until you hear a click shift lever is moved out of the Park (P) driver’s door.

  • Page 145

    Door Locks Push and hold the brake pedal, Auto Door Unlocking To program the Drive Lock mode: and move the shift lever out of the Locks all doors and tailgate when the On vehicles without navigation system vehicle’s speed reaches about 9 mph Park (P) position.

  • Page 146

    Door Locks Push and hold the rear of the To turn off the Auto Door Unlock To program the Park Unlock mode: master door lock switch on the Unlocks the driver’s door or all doors modes: driver’s door. You will hear a click, and tailgate when the shift lever is and after about 5 seconds, you will moved into the Park (P) position with...

  • Page 147

    Door Locks Push and hold the rear of the Push and hold the brake pedal, To program the Ignition Switch master door lock switch on the and move the shift lever out of P. Unlock mode: driver’s door. You will hear a click. Unlocks the driver’s door or all doors Continue to hold down the switch: Push and hold the rear of the...

  • Page 148

    Door Locks, Tailgate and Glass Hatch Childproof Door Locks Tailgate Lockout Prevention With any door and the tailgate open and the key in the ignition, both master door lock switches are disabled. They are not disabled if all the doors and the tailgate are closed. If you try to lock an open driver’s door by pulling the lock tab rearward the lock tab on the driver’s door pops...

  • Page 149

    Tailgate and Glass Hatch Keep the tailgate closed at all times Power Tailgate If the glass hatch is opened, remote while driving to avoid damaging the transmitter operation is canceled On Touring models tailgate and to prevent exhaust gas until it is closed. from getting into the interior.

  • Page 150

    Tailgate and Glass Hatch Also check that passengers, Auto-Reverse The power tailgate has an auto- especially children, do not have their reverse feature. If it meets hands on the edge of the tailgate or on the tailgate sill. The auto reverse resistance while opening or closing, it will beep three times and reverse feature stops working when the...

  • Page 151

    Tailgate and Glass Hatch When the tailgate or the roof is If you try to drive off with the Unlocking the Tailgate covered with snow or ice. tailgate open, a beeper sounds and a ‘‘TAILGATE OPEN’’ message is Do not install any accessories on the shown on the multi-information tailgate.

  • Page 152

    Tailgate and Glass Hatch Glass Hatch On Touring models Except Touring models GLASS HATCH RELEASE BUTTON To open the glass hatch, press the Make sure the shift lever is in the If you cannot open the tailgate, glass hatch release button on the Park (P) position.

  • Page 153

    Tailgate and Glass Hatch The rear wiper will not operate with Keep the tailgate and the glass hatch the glass hatch open. If you open the closed at all times while driving to Except Touring models glass hatch while the rear wiper is avoid damaging the tailgate and the operating, the wiper will return to its glass hatch, and to prevent exhaust...

  • Page 154: Remote Transmitter

    Remote Transmitter UNLOCK Press this button once Except Touring models On Touring models to unlock the driver’s door. Push it twice to unlock the other doors. UNLOCK LOCK UNLOCK LOCK Some exterior lights will flash twice BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON when you push the button.

  • Page 155

    Remote Transmitter When you press the UNLOCK On Touring models PANIC Press and hold this button, the front and rear individual TAILGATE Press and hold the button for about 1 second to attract map lights and the cargo area light, TAILGATE button to open or close attention;...

  • Page 156

    Remote Transmitter Replacing the Transmitter Battery If it takes several pushes on the button to lock or unlock the doors and the tailgate, replace the battery BATTERY as soon as possible. Battery type: CR1616 SCREW To replace the battery: Inside the transmitter, separate the inner cover from the keypad Remove the screw at the base of by releasing the two tabs on the...

  • Page 157

    Remote Transmitter Remove the old battery, and insert As required by the FCC: Keyless Memory Settings a new battery into the back of the This device complies with Part 15 of the On Touring models cover with the side facing down. FCC rules.

  • Page 158

    Remote Transmitter, Seats Here are the settings activated with When you unlock and open the Front Seat Power Adjustments the remote: driver’s door with the remote Except LX models transmitter, the driver’s seat (except See pages for important safety Customized settings the power lumbar feature) and information and warnings about how to (see page...

  • Page 159

    Seats Moves the whole seat up Front Seat Manual Adjustments and forward, or down Except EX-L and Touring models and backward. The front See pages for important safety of the seat also tilts up or information and warnings about how to down at the same time.

  • Page 160

    Seats Driver’s Seat Manual Height Adjustment On LX models To adjust the seat forward or To change the seat-back angle, pull backward, pull up on the bar under up on the lever on the outside of the the seat cushion’s front edge. Move seat bottom.

  • Page 161

    Seats Head Restraints CUSHION Front See page for important safety information and a warning about improperly positioning head restraints. SEAT- BACK Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all seating positions to help protect you and your passengers from the likelihood of whiplash and other injuries.

  • Page 162

    Seats Active Head Restraints Second center and third row CUSHION Failure to reinstall the head restraints can result in severe injury during a crash. Always replace the head restraints before driving. When reinstalling a head restraint, put the legs back in place. Then LEGS RELEASE BUTTON adjust it to the appropriate height...

  • Page 163

    Only use genuine Honda To adjust the second row seats inspected by a Honda dealer. replacement head restraints. forward and backward, pull up on the bar under the front edge of the seat cushion.

  • Page 164

    Seats Folding the Second Row Seats Reverse this procedure to return the The left and right halves can be seat to the upright position. Make folded separately. sure the seat is locked securely before driving. To unlatch the detachable anchor before folding the seat-back, insert Make sure that the folded seat-back the latch plate into the slot on the...

  • Page 165

    Seats Third Row Access Folding the Third Row Seat Use the latch plate to release the seat belt from the detachable anchor (see page HANDLE Lower the head restraints to their lowest positions. NOTE: To fold the third row seat, the second row seat-back must be folded down or in the full up right position.

  • Page 166

    Seats Reverse this procedure to return the Detachable Anchor When the seats are returned to the seat to the upright position. Make upright position, these detachable sure the seat is locked securely anchors should be latched back properly. before driving. Reconnect the seat belts to the detachable anchors.

  • Page 167

    Seats Second row and third row center seats SMALL LATCH PLATE LATCH PLATE TRIANGLE MARKS SMALL LATCH PLATE ANCHOR BUCKLE Pull out the small latch plate and the Pull out the outer shoulder belts Line up the triangle marks on the latch plate from each holding slot in from the holding slots.

  • Page 168: Seat Heaters

    Seat Heaters Passenger’s seat Driver’s HEATERS Second row seat Front seat seat Push the right side of the switch, HI, If equipped On Canadian Touring models Both front seats are equipped with to rapidly heat up the seat. After the The outer second row seat cushions seat heaters.

  • Page 169

    Seat Heaters, Power Windows In the HI setting, the heater turns off Power Windows The windows will operate for up to when the seat gets warm, and turns 10 minutes after you turn off the back on after the seat’s temperature DRIVER’S WINDOW MAIN SWITCH ignition switch.

  • Page 170: Power Windows

    Power Windows To close either front window fully, If either front If your vehicle’s battery is AUTO REVERSE pull back the window switch firmly window senses any obstacle while it disconnected or goes dead, or the to the second detent, then release it. is closing automatically, it will driver’s window fuse is removed, the AUTO function may be disabled.

  • Page 171

    Power Windows Opening the Windows and Opening/Closing the Windows Turn the key clockwise again, and Moonroof with the Remote and Moonroof with the Key hold it. All four windows and the Transmitter moonroof start to open. To stop You can open all of the windows and the windows and the moonroof, the moonroof (if equipped) from the release the key.

  • Page 172

    Power Windows, Moonroof To close the windows and the Moonroof To tilt up the moonroof, push on the moonroof further, turn and hold center of the moonroof switch. To the key again (within 10 seconds stop the moonroof from tilting up fully, push the switch briefly.

  • Page 173

    Moonroof, Parking Brake AUTO REVERSE If the You can open and close the Parking Brake moonroof runs into any obstacle moonroof for up to 10 minutes after while it is closing automatically, it you turn off the ignition switch. RELEASE HANDLE will reverse direction and then stop.

  • Page 174

    Parking Brake, Mirrors Mirrors Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and hubs. A beeper will sound if the vehicle is driven with the parking brake on. On vehicles with navigation system You will also see a ‘‘RELEASE SENSOR PARKING BRAKE’’...

  • Page 175

    Mirrors On EX-L models without navigation Adjusting the Power Mirrors Push the appropriate edge of the adjustment switch to move the system When you shift to reverse with the SELECTOR SWITCH mirror right, left, up, or down. ignition switch in the ON (II) position, the rear view is shown on When you finish, move the the left side of the inside mirror.

  • Page 176

    Mirrors Reverse Tilt Door Mirror Heated Mirrors On Touring models Both outside door mirrors have a HEATED MIRROR BUTTON reverse tilt feature. When in reverse, the selected mirror will tilt down slightly to improve your view as you parallel park. Shifting out of reverse will return the mirror to its original position.

  • Page 177: Driving Position Memory System

    Driving Position Memory System On Touring models Storing a Driving Position in MEMORY BUTTONS Your vehicle has a memory feature Memory for the driver’s seat and outside Store a driving position only when mirror positions. the vehicle is parked. Two seat and outside mirror Turn the ignition switch to the ON positions can be stored in separate (II) position.

  • Page 178

    Driving Position Memory System To cancel the storing procedure Each memory button stores only one Selecting a Memorized Position after pressing the SET button, do driving position. Storing a new To select a memorized position, do any of the following: position erases the previous setting this: stored in that button’s memory.

  • Page 179

    Driving Position Memory System To stop the system’s automatic If desired, you can use the adjustment, do any of these actions: adjustment switches to change the positions of the seat or outside Press any button on the control mirrors after they are in their panel: SET, 1, or 2.

  • Page 180: Interior Lights

    Interior Lights Light Control Switch When the switch is in the OFF position: When the switch is in the door activated The individual door lights will position: DOOR ACTIVATED POSITION operate when a door is opened. The individual map lights come on The individual map lights in the when any door or the tailgate is front can be turned on and off by...

  • Page 181

    Interior Lights After all doors are closed tightly, the When the light control switch is in the Individual Map Lights lights dim slightly, then fade out in position: about 30 seconds. Front All the individual map lights come on On vehicles with navigation system and stay on as long as the switch To change the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT remains in the ON position.

  • Page 182

    Interior Lights Cargo Area Light Individual Interior Lights The courtesy lights in all four doors come on when you open any door. The light around the ignition switch only comes on when you open the driver’s door. After you close the door, the ignition switch light stays on for several seconds.

  • Page 183: Interior Convenience Items

    Interior Convenience Items SUNGLASSES HOLDER INTEGRATED SUNSHADE ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET CONVERSATION MIRROR VANITY MIRROR COAT HOOK SUN VISOR GROCERY HOOK GLOVE BOX ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET BEVERAGE HOLDERS CONSOLE COMPARTMENT ARMREST/BEVERAGE HOLDER STORAGE COMPARTMENTS : If equipped 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 184

    Interior Convenience Items Center Console Console Compartments LEVER CONSOLE FRONT COMPARTMENT CONSOLE REAR COMPARTMENT Your vehicle has a multi-function To open the front of the console To open the rear of the console center console. It includes beverage compartment, squeeze the knob, and compartment, pull up on the lever holders, storage compartments, an push it forward.

  • Page 185

    Interior Convenience Items There is a removable partition in the Beverage Holders Spilled liquids can damage the main compartment area. The Be careful when you are using the upholstery, carpeting, and electrical partition can be used to divide the beverage holders. A spilled liquid components in the interior.

  • Page 186

    Interior Convenience Items Storage Compartment BEVERAGE HOLDER To open the beverage holder, The center seat-back in the second squeeze the knob, and slide the row is equipped with an armrest that To open the compartment, pull the cover forward. provides the beverage holder. Pivot lever and lift the lid.

  • Page 187

    Interior Convenience Items Glove Box Integrated Sunshades Sunglasses Holder Open the glove box by pulling up on On Touring models the handle. Close it with a firm push. Lock or unlock the glove box with HOOK the master key. The glove box light comes on when the parking lights are on.

  • Page 188

    Interior Convenience Items Conversation Mirror Sun Visor Slide SUN VISOR You may also store small items in On EX-L and Touring models To use the sun visor, pull it down. this holder. Make sure they are The sunglasses holder uses a convex When using the sun visor for the side window, remove the support rod small enough to let the holder close...

  • Page 189

    Interior Convenience Items Vanity Mirror Coat Hooks Seat Under Tray To use the vanity mirror on the back These hooks are not designed for On Touring models of the sun visor, pull up the cover. large or heavy items. Your vehicle has a seat under tray located under the front passenger seat.

  • Page 190

    Interior Convenience Items Accessory Power Sockets Each socket is intended to supply power for 12 volt DC accessories that are rated 120 watts or less (10 amps). Your vehicle has four accessory To use an accessory power socket, power sockets. These are located on the ignition switch must be in the the instrument panel, in the console ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

  • Page 191

    Interior Convenience Items AC Power Outlet Always run the engine when you use the AC power outlet. Rear The maximum capacity for this power outlet is 115 volt AC at 100 watts or less. If you use an appliance which requires more than 100 watts, it automatically stops supplying the power.

  • Page 192

    Interior Convenience Items The AC power outlet is not Cargo Hooks Cargo Floor Storage NOTE: designed for electric appliances Compartment which require high initial peak Additional storage space for large wattage such as cathode-ray tube items can be accessed by strapping type televisions, refrigerators, the cargo floor to the seat back.

  • Page 193

    Interior Convenience Items Cargo Net The maximum load on the cargo net is 22 lbs on U.S. models, and 10 kg On Touring models Do not use this cargo net if the on Canadian models. This is shown on a label back of the cargo area third row seats are folded down.

  • Page 194

    Interior Convenience Items To prevent damage, do not place more than 22 lbs (10 kg) on this cargo net. 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 195: Features

    Features The heating and air conditioning Vents, Heating and A/C ....Playing a USB Flash Memory system in your vehicle provides a Using the Rear A/C Unit ..Device ........comfortable driving environment in Climate Control System ....USB Flash Memory Device Error all weather conditions.

  • Page 196

    Vents, Heating, and A/C LX models TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL MAX A/C BUTTON FAN CONTROL BUTTONS AIR CONDITIONING RECIRCULATION (A/C) BUTTON BUTTON WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON MODE CONTROL BUTTONS ON/OFF BUTTON REAR PASSENGER FAN CONTROL COMPARTMENT BUTTON TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS OFF BUTTON MODE CONTROL BUTTONS...

  • Page 197

    Vents, Heating, and A/C Fan Control Air Conditioning (A/C) Button Recirculation Button Press the button to increase This button turns the air When the indicator in the button is the fan speed and airflow. Press the conditioning on and off. You will see on, air from the vehicle’s interior is button to decrease it.

  • Page 198

    Vents, Heating, and A/C Rear Window Defogger Air flows from the floor The system automatically Button vents. When you select , the turns on the A/C and switches to This button turns the rear window system automatically switches to Recirculation mode. Air flows from defogger on and off (see page fresh air mode.

  • Page 199

    Vents, Heating, and A/C Ventilation Using the Heater Using the A/C The ventilation system draws in The heater uses engine coolant to Air conditioning places an extra load outside air, circulates it through the warm the air. If the engine is cold, it on the engine.

  • Page 200

    Vents, Heating, and A/C you can To Defog and Defrost To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice If the interior is very warm, cool it down more rapidly by partially To remove fog from the inside of the From the Windows opening the windows, turning on the windows: Select...

  • Page 201

    Vents, Heating, and A/C To Turn Everything Off Rear Control Panel To turn the system completely off, press the ON/OFF button. Keep the system completely off for short periods only. To keep stale air and mustiness FAN CONTROL BUTTON REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT from collecting, you should have TEMPERATURE CONTROL...

  • Page 202

    Vents, Heating, and A/C To shut off the rear A/C unit, press Fan Control Mode Control Press the fan control button When is selected, air flows the OFF button until the system to increase the fan speed and airflow. from the upper vents on the back of shuts off.

  • Page 203: Climate Control System

    Climate Control System Except LX models FRONT CONTROL PANEL DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER BUTTON CONTROL BUTTONS FAN CONTROL ON/OFF BUTTON BUTTONS AUTO BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRROR BUTTON AIR CONDITIONING RR (REAR) LOCK BUTTON (A/C) BUTTON REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT TEMPERATURE RECIRCULATION...

  • Page 204

    Climate Control System Voice Control System Using Automatic Climate Control The system automatically selects On vehicles with navigation system The automatic climate control the proper mix of conditioned The climate control system for your system in your vehicle maintains the and/or heated air that will, as interior temperature you select.

  • Page 205

    Climate Control System When you set the temperature to its On vehicles with navigation system RR (Rear) Lock Button lower limit ( ) or its upper limit In the Auto mode, the vehicle’s When you turn the ignition switch to ), the system runs at full interior temperature is the ON (II) position, the temperature...

  • Page 206

    Climate Control System To Turn Everything Off Semi-automatic Operation Recirculation Button To turn the system completely off, You can manually select various When the indicator in the button is press the ON/OFF button. functions of the climate control on, air from the vehicle’s interior is system when it is in fully automatic sent through the system again.

  • Page 207

    Climate Control System Airflow is divided between For your safety, make sure you have Rear Window Defogger Button This button turns the rear window the floor and corner vents and the a clear view through all the windows defogger off and on (see page defroster vents at the base of the before driving.

  • Page 208

    Climate Control System Rear Climate Controls REAR CONTROL PANEL REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT TEMPERATURE AUTO BUTTON REAR PASSENGER FAN CONTROL COMPARTMENT BUTTON TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS OFF BUTTON RR LOCK BUTTON MODE BUTTON RR (Rear) Lock Button Temperature Control When this button is on, you will see Press the temperature control LOCK on the system display.

  • Page 209

    Climate Control System Triple Zone Temperature Control Fan Control Automatic Operation Press the fan control button Pressing the AUTO button puts the The temperatures of the driver’s side to increase the fan speed and airflow. system in automatic operation mode. and the front passenger’s side are Press the button to...

  • Page 210

    Climate Control System When you set each temperature to its lower limit or its upper limit, it will Driver’s side Passenger’s side be displayed as ‘‘ ’’ or ‘‘ ’’. Rear passenger compartment 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 211

    Climate Control System Sunlight and Temperature Sensors SUNLIGHT SENSOR TEMPERATURE/HUMIDITY SENSOR The climate control system has two sensors: a sunlight sensor on top of the dashboard, and a temperature and humidity sensor next to the steering column. Do not cover the sensors or spill any liquid on them.

  • Page 212: Audio System

    Audio System An audio system is standard on all models. Read the appropriate pages LX models EX and EX-L models without rear entertainment system (as shown below) to use your vehicle’s audio system. For LX models, see pages through For vehicles without navigation system, see pages through For vehicles with navigation system,...

  • Page 213

    Audio System EX-L models with rear entertainment system Touring models 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 214

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model) FM BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS TITLE BUTTON AM BUTTON A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB FOLDER BAR TUNE/SOUND KNOB SKIP BUTTONS 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 215

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model) To Play the FM/AM Radio To Select a Station SCAN The scan function samples The ignition switch must be in the You can use any of five methods to all stations with strong signals on the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

  • Page 216

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model) Preset Each preset button can AUTO SELECT If you are If you do not like the stations auto store one frequency on AM and two traveling and can no longer receive select has stored, you can store frequencies on FM.

  • Page 217

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model) Radio Data System (RDS) To switch the function between on If the station you are listening to is On the FM band, you can select a and off, press and release the TITLE not an RDS station, the display favorite station and display the button.

  • Page 218

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model) SOFT: Adult hits and soft music Radio Data System (RDS) Category RDS Program Search With the FM band selected, you can TOP 40: Top 40 hits This function searches up and down select the program category OLDIES: Nostalgia music and oldies a frequency for the strongest signal R &...

  • Page 219

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model) You can use the RDS program RDS Program SCAN The scan function samples all search or scan function even if the stations with strong signals on the RDS information display function is selected RDS category. To activate it, off.

  • Page 220

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model) Adjusting the Sound Adjusts the volume level Speed-sensitive Volume Press the TUNE (SOUND) knob based on the vehicle speed. Compensation (SVC) repeatedly to display the BASS, The SVC mode controls the volume TREBLE, FADER, BALANCE, Each mode is shown in the display as based on vehicle speed.

  • Page 221

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model) This function is set to MID as the Audio System Lighting default setting when the vehicle You can use the instrument panel leaves the factory. brightness control knob to adjust the illumination of the audio system (see page ).

  • Page 222

    Playing a Disc (LX model) EJECT BUTTON LOAD INDICATOR CD BUTTON TITLE BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON SCAN BUTTON RPT/RDM (REPEAT/RANDOM) FOLDER BAR TUNE/SOUND KNOB SKIP BUTTONS 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 223

    Playing a Disc (LX model) To Play a Disc This audio system can also play The specifications for compatible To load or play a disc, the ignition CD-Rs and CD-RWs compressed in MP3 files are: switch must be in the ACCESSORY MP3 or WMA formats.

  • Page 224

    Playing a Disc (LX model) The specifications for compatible To Load a Disc Text Data Display Function WMA files are: Insert a disc about halfway into the Each time you press the TITLE Sampling frequency: disc slot. The drive will pull the disc button, the display shows you the in the rest of the way to play it.

  • Page 225

    Playing a Disc (LX model) The display shows up to about 14 You will also see some text data To Change or Select Tracks/Files characters of selected text data (the under these conditions: You can use the SKIP buttons while folder name, file name, etc.).

  • Page 226

    Playing a Disc (LX model) In MP3 or WMA mode In MP3 or WMA mode RANDOM (Random within a FOLDER SELECTION FOLDER-REPEAT This feature, disc) This feature plays the select a different folder, press either when activated, replays all files in tracks within a disc (the files in MP3 or WMA mode) in random order.

  • Page 227

    Playing a Disc (LX model) In MP3 or WMA mode SCAN (TRACK/FILE SCAN) In MP3 or WMA mode This The scan function samples all tracks This FOLDER-RANDOM F-SCAN (FOLDER SCAN) feature, when activated, plays all (files in MP3 or WMA) on the disc in feature, when activated, samples the files in the selected folder in random the order they are recorded on the...

  • Page 228

    Playing a Disc (LX model) To Stop Playing a Disc If you turn the system off while a Press the eject button ( ) to disc is playing, either with the remove the disc. If you eject the disc, power/volume knob or by turning off the ignition switch, the disc will but do not remove it from the slot, the system will automatically reload...

  • Page 229

    Disc Player Error Messages (LX model) The chart on the right explains the Error Message Cause Solution error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. Track/File format not Current track will be skipped. The next UNSUPPORTED If you see an error message in the supported supported track or file plays automatically.

  • Page 230

    Audio System (EX and EX-L models) Selector Knob The knob turns left and right. Use it Menu Display to scroll through lists, or to make To select any setting such as the selections or adjustments to a list or clock, sound adjusting, or the menu item on the display.

  • Page 231

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (EX and EX-L models) EX models EX-L models with rear entertainment system PRESET BUTTONS PRESET BUTTONS FM BUTTON SCAN BUTTON POWER/ VOLUME AM/FM AM BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB BUTTON KNOB SCAN BUTTON SELECTOR KNOB A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) SELECTOR KNOB BUTTON U.S.

  • Page 232

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (EX and EX-L models) To Play the Radio To Select a Station SKIP The skip function searches The ignition switch must be in the You can use any of five methods to up and down from the current ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

  • Page 233

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (EX and EX-L models) SCAN The scan function samples Preset Each preset button can On vehicles without rear entertainment all stations with strong signals on the store one frequency on AM and two system selected band. To activate it, press frequencies on FM.

  • Page 234

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (EX and EX-L models) , press the Radio Data System (RDS) To switch the function between on To turn off auto select A. SEL (auto select) button. This On the FM band, you can select a and off, press and release the TITLE restores the presets you originally favorite station and display the...

  • Page 235

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (EX and EX-L models) If the station you are listening to is CLASSIC: Classical music Radio Data System (RDS) Category not an RDS station, the display On the FM band selected, you can JAZZ: Jazz continues to show the frequency select the program category INFO: News, information, sports, with the PS name display function on.

  • Page 236

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (EX and EX-L models) You can use the RDS program RDS Program Search RDS Program SCAN This function searches up and down The scan function samples all search or scan function even if the a frequency for the strongest signal stations with strong signals on the RDS information display function is selected RDS category.

  • Page 237

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (EX and EX-L models) Adjusting the Sound SUBWOOFER Adjusts the Each mode is shown in the display as Press the MENU button to display strength of sound from the it changes. Turn the selector knob to the sound settings.

  • Page 238

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (EX and EX-L models) Manufactured under license from If equipped Speed-sensitive Volume Dolby PL (ProLogic) II Dolby Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Pro Compensation (SVC) PL (ProLogic) II signal processing Logic, MLP Lossless and the double- The SVC mode controls the volume D symbol are trademarks of Dolby based on vehicle speed.

  • Page 239

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (EX and EX-L models) Audio System Lighting You can use the instrument panel brightness control knob to adjust the illumination of the audio system (see page ) . The audio system illuminates when the parking lights are on, even if the radio is turned off.

  • Page 240

    Playing the XM Radio (EX-L and U.S. EX models) EX and EX-L models without rear entertainment system EX-L models with rear entertainment system PRESET BUTTONS PRESET BUTTONS SCAN XM BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON POWER/ VOLUME POWER/ KNOB VOLUME SCAN BUTTON KNOB CATEGORY BAR CATEGORY SELECTOR KNOB...

  • Page 241

    Playing the XM Radio (EX-L and U.S. EX models) Your vehicle is capable of receiving Operating the XM Radio Each time you press and release the XM Radio anywhere in the United To listen to XM Radio, turn the TITLE button, the display changes in States, and Canada, except Hawaii ignition switch to the ACCESSORY the following sequence: name, title,...

  • Page 242

    Playing the XM Radio (EX-L and U.S. EX models) TUNE Turn the selector knob to CATEGORY ( Press SCAN The SCAN function gives change channel selections. Turn the either side of the CATEGORY bar to you a sampling of all channels while knob right for higher numbered select another category.

  • Page 243

    Playing the XM Radio (EX-L and U.S. EX models) Preset You can store up to 12 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the XM Radio Display Messages preset channels using the six preset first six channels. buttons. Each button stores one ‘‘LOADING’’...

  • Page 244

    Playing the XM Radio (EX-L and U.S. EX models) ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ The signal is currently too weak. Move the vehicle Signal may be blocked by Signal weaker in mountains or large obstacles to these areas. to an area away from tall buildings, the south.

  • Page 245

    Playing the XM Radio (EX-L and U.S. EX models) Driving on the north side of an Receiving XM Radio Service After you’ve registered with XM east/west mountain road. If your XM Radio service has expired Radio, keep your audio system in the Driving on the north side of a or you purchased your vehicle from XM Radio mode while you wait for...

  • Page 246

    Playing Discs (EX and EX-L models) EX and EX-L models without rear entertainment system EX-L models with rear entertainment system MP3/WMA INDICATOR MP3/WMA INDICATOR DISC SLOT DISC SLOT SCAN BUTTON EJECT DISC LOAD EJECT BUTTON BUTTON DISC LOAD BUTTON BUTTON POWER/ POWER/ VOLUME...

  • Page 247

    Playing Discs (EX and EX-L models) To Play a Disc This audio system can also play The specifications for To load or play discs, the ignition CD-Rs and CD-RWs compressed in compatible MP3 files are: switch must be in the ACCESSORY MP3 or WMA format.

  • Page 248

    Playing Discs (EX and EX-L models) The specifications for compatible You cannot load and play 3-inch Loading Discs WMA files are: Your vehicle’s in-dash disc changer (8-cm) discs in this unit. Sampling frequency: holds up to six discs. When the disc load indicator turns 22.05/32/44.1/48 kHz green and ‘‘LOAD’’...

  • Page 249

    Playing Discs (EX and EX-L models) If the text data has more than 16 When you change the audio mode Text Data Display Function Each time you press the TITLE characters, you will see the first 16 to play a disc with text data or in button, the display shows you the characters and the indicator in...

  • Page 250

    Playing Discs (EX and EX-L models) In MP3 or WMA mode, you can also SKIP Each time you press and To Change or Select Tracks/Files Use the SKIP bar while a disc is select a folder or track/file from the release the side of the SKIP bar, playing to select passages and...

  • Page 251

    Playing Discs (EX and EX-L models) In MP3 or WMA mode In MP3 or WMA mode RANDOM (Random within a FOLDER SELECTION FOLDER REPEAT This feature, disc) This feature plays the select a different folder, press either when activated, replays all the files tracks within a disc (the files in MP3 side ( ) of the CATEGORY...

  • Page 252

    Playing Discs (EX and EX-L models) SCAN The SCAN function In MP3 or WMA mode In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER RANDOM This samples all the tracks on the disc in F-SCAN This feature, when feature, when activated, plays the the order they are recorded on the activated, samples the first file in each folder on the disc in the order...

  • Page 253

    Playing Discs (EX and EX-L models) D-SCAN This feature, when When the first track on the last disc, To Stop Playing a Disc activated, samples the first track on or the first file in the last main folder Press the eject button ( ) to each disc in order (the first file in on the last disc begins to play, the...

  • Page 254

    Playing Discs (EX and EX-L models) If you turn the system off while a To remove a different disc from the disc is playing, either with the changer, first select it with the power/volume knob or by turning appropriate preset button. When that off the ignition switch, the disc will disc begins playing, press the eject stay in the drive.

  • Page 255

    Disc Changer Error Messages (EX and EX-L models) The chart on the right explains the Error Message Cause Solution error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. High temperature Will disappear when the temperature returns to HEAT ERROR If you see an error message in the normal.

  • Page 256

    Audio System (Models with navigation system) Interface Dial The knob turns left and right. Use it Voice Control System On models with navigation system to make selections or adjustments to The audio system can also be Most audio system functions can still a list or menu on the screen.

  • Page 257

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) Without rear entertainment system With rear entertainment system AUDIO DISPLAY PRESET BUTTONS AUDIO DISPLAY PRESET BUTTONS SCAN BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON POWER/ BUTTON POWER/ BUTTON VOLUME KNOB VOLUME KNOB SCAN BUTTON A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON TUNE KNOB TUNE KNOB...

  • Page 258

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) To Play the FM/AM Radio The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to are shown on the display. To change bands, press STEREO ICON BAND the AM or FM button. You can also change bands by pushing the interface selector up.

  • Page 259

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) SKIP (SEEK) The SKIP (SEEK) To scan with the interface dial, push function searches up and down from the selector down, and then push it SCAN ICON the current frequency to find a to the right.

  • Page 260

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) Preset Each preset button or On vehicles without rear entertainment preset icon can store one frequency A.SEL ICON system on AM and two frequencies on FM. You can also press the A.SEL button. You will see A.SEL on the screen, To store a preset memory location: and the system goes into scan mode...

  • Page 261

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) For information on FM/AM radio Radio Data System (RDS) To switch the function between on frequencies and reception, see page On the FM band, you can select a and off, press and release the TITLE favorite station and display the button.

  • Page 262

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) If the station you are listening to is ALL: All RDS category stations Radio Data System (RDS) Category not an RDS station, the audio screen ROCK: Rock, classic rock and soft and the center display continue to rock music show the frequency.

  • Page 263

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) You can also select an RDS category RDS Program Search with the CATEGORY bar. Press This function searches up and down either side ( ) of the a frequency for the strongest signal CATEGORY bar to display an RDS from the frequencies that carry the category in the center display.

  • Page 264

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) Turn the knob to the desired RDS RDS Program SCAN SEEK ICON category. The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the While the RDS category is selected, selected RDS category. To activate it, move the selector knob to the right press and release the SCAN button.

  • Page 265

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) If you do nothing, the system will Turn the knob to the desired RDS SEEK ICON scan for the next strong station and category. play it for 10 seconds. When it plays a station that you want to listen to, While the RDS category is selected, press the SCAN button again.

  • Page 266

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) Radio Text Display This function displays the radio text TEXT INDICATOR information of the selected RDS station. If the selected RDS station has the radio text information, you will see The text is displayed according to the the text indicator on the screen.

  • Page 267

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) Adjusting the Sound BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE, and FADER are each adjustable. You can also adjust the strength of the sound coming from the center and subwoofer speakers. In addition, you can set the Dolby PL (ProLogic) II and Speed-sensitive volume compensation (SVC).

  • Page 268

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) BASS/TREBLE To adjust bass FADER/BALANCE These CENTER/SUBWOOFER and treble, select BASS or TREBLE, modes adjust the strength of the adjust the strength of the sound and press ENTER on the interface sound coming from each speaker. from the center or subwoofer selector.

  • Page 269

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) Dolby PL (ProLogic) II Dolby To set this feature on or off, select Speed-sensitive Volume PL (ProLogic) II signal processing Dolby PL II, and press ENTER on Compensation (SVC) creates multi-channel surround the interface selector.

  • Page 270: Playing The Xm Radio (models With Navigation System)

    Playing the XM Radio (Models with navigation system) Without rear entertainment system With rear entertainment system AUDIO DISPLAY PRESET BUTTONS AUDIO DISPLAY PRESET BUTTONS TITLE BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON TITLE POWER/ BUTTON SCAN VOLUME KNOB BUTTON SCAN POWER/ BUTTON VOLUME KNOB CATEGORY CATEGORY TUNE KNOB...

  • Page 271

    Playing the XM Radio (Models with navigation system) Your vehicle is capable of receiving Operating the XM Radio Push the AUDIO button to display XM Radio anywhere in the United XM information on the screen. You States, and Canada, except Hawaii can operate the XM Radio system and Alaska.

  • Page 272

    Playing the XM Radio (Models with navigation system) MODE To switch between the In the category mode, such as Jazz, TUNE Turn the TUNE knob to category mode and channel mode, Rock, Classical, etc., you can change channel selections. Turn the press and hold the TITLE button navigate through all of the channels knob right for higher numbered...

  • Page 273

    Playing the XM Radio (Models with navigation system) CATEGORY Press either side of SCAN The scan function gives The system plays each channel in the bar ( ) to select another you a sampling of all channels while numerical order for a few seconds, category.

  • Page 274

    Playing the XM Radio (Models with navigation system) Use the tune or scan function to Press the button or scroll tune to a desired channel. up again. The other XM band will be shown. Store the next six XM BAND In category mode, only channels channels using steps 2 and 3.

  • Page 275

    Playing the XM Radio (Models with navigation system) XM Radio Display Messages ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ The signal is currently too weak. Move the vehicle ‘‘LOADING’’ XM is loading the to an area away from tall buildings, audio or program information. and with an unobstructed view of the southern horizon.

  • Page 276

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

  • Page 277

    Playing the XM Radio (Models with navigation system) Depending on where you drive, you As required by the FCC: your credit card number. To get your may experience reception problems. radio I.D. number, turn the TUNE Changes or modifications not expressly Interference can be caused by any of approved by the party responsible for knob until ‘‘0’’...

  • Page 278

    Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) Without rear entertainment system With rear entertainment system AUDIO DISPLAY PRESET BUTTONS AUDIO DISPLAY PRESET BUTTONS LOAD BUTTON CD/AUX LOAD BUTTON BUTTON EJECT BUTTON EJECT BUTTON CD BUTTON POWER/ SCAN BUTTON TITLE BUTTON VOLUME KNOB SCAN POWER/ TITLE BUTTON...

  • Page 279

    Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) Your vehicle’s audio system has an NOTE: in-dash disc changer with the same If a file on an MP3 or WMA disc is controls used for the radio. To protected by digital rights operate the disc changer, the ignition management (DRM), the audio switch must be in the ACCESSORY system displays UNSUPPORTED in...

  • Page 280

    Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) Loading Discs in the Changer Repeat this until all six positions Do not try to insert a disc until To load multiple discs in one are loaded. If you are not loading ‘‘LOAD’’ appears. You could damage operation: all six positions, the system will the audio unit.

  • Page 281

    Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) To Play a Disc The player can play CD-TEXT, MP3, If the disc does not carry album, and WMA formats. track, or artist name, pressing the TITLE button shows ‘‘NO INFO.’’ When you play CD-TEXT, you will see the track name, artist name, and To Change Tracks album name on the screen.

  • Page 282

    Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) To Choose a Track To exit the track list display, press Disc Scan the AUDIO button, or push the When you press the SCAN button interface selector to the left. repeatedly until you see D-SCAN in the audio display, or push down the Track Scan interface selector to the right, the...

  • Page 283

    Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) Track Repeat Disc Repeat Random Play To replay the current track To replay the current disc To play the tracks of the current disc continuously, press and release the continuously, press the RPT button in random order, press and release RPT button, or use the interface repeatedly until you see D-RPT in...

  • Page 284

    Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) To Stop Playing a Disc Playing an MP3/WMA Disc and multi-session. To take the system out of disc mode, The CD changer can play CD-Rs and Maximum layers press the AM or FM button, the CD-RWs compressed in MP3 and (including ROOT): 8 layers button, AUX button, or CD/...

  • Page 285

    Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) Changing the Folders Changing and Selecting the Folders/ While playing an MP3/WMA disc, Files you can select a folder within the disc by pressing either side of the category bar. Each time you press either side of the bar, the folder title and its first file’s information appear in the center display in recorded...

  • Page 286

    Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) Folder Scan Folder Repeat This feature, when activated, This feature, when activated, replays samples the first file of each folder all files in the selected folder. To for 10 seconds. To scan a folder, activate folder repeat mode, press press the SCAN button repeatedly the RPT button repeatedly until you...

  • Page 287

    Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) Folder Random Removing Discs from the To remove a different disc from the This feature, when activated, plays Changer changer, first select it by pressing tracks in the current folder in To remove the disc that is currently the corresponding number on the random order.

  • Page 288: Disc Changer Error Messages

    Disc Changer Error Messages The chart on the right explains the Error Message Cause Solution error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. High Temperature Will disappear when the temperature returns to HEAT ERROR If you see an error message in the normal.

  • Page 289: Protecting Your Discs

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

  • Page 290

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

  • Page 291

    Protecting Your Discs Small, irregular shaped discs Discs with scratches, dirty discs Recommended discs are printed with the following logo. For the rear entertainment system, see page 3-inch (8-cm) CD Triangle Shape Fingerprints, scratches, etc. Audio unit may not play the following formats.

  • Page 292

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) With rear entertainment system USB ICON iPod ICON CENTER DISPLAY CD/AUX BUTTON SKIP BAR CATEGORY BAR MAP/GUIDE BUTTON CANCEL BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL AUDIO BUTTON 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 293

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) To Play an iPod The system will only play songs iPods compatible with your audio This audio system can operate the stored on the iPod with iTunes. system using the USB adapter cable audio files on the iPod with the are: same controls used for the in-dash...

  • Page 294

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) In AAC format, DRM (digital rights NOTE: Connecting an iPod Do not connect your iPod using a management) files cannot be played. USB ADAPTER CABLE hub. If the system finds a DRM file, the audio unit displays UNPLAYABLE, Do not keep the iPod in the and then skips to the next file.

  • Page 295

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) If the iPod indicator does not appear The current file number and total of in the audio display, check the the selected playable files are connections, and try to reconnect the displayed in the center display. iPod a few times.

  • Page 296

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) To Change or Select Files To Select a File from iPod Menu Use the SKIP bar or button while an iPod is playing to select passages and change files. SKIP Each time you press and release the side of the SKIP bar or button, the system skips forward...

  • Page 297

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) If you select ‘‘ALL’’ on either the To Select Repeat or Random Mode: artists or albums list, all available files on the selected list are played. Press the AUDIO button to go back to the normal audio playing display.

  • Page 298

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) To cancel the selected mode, press TRACK RANDOM This feature ENTER again while the highlighted plays all available files from the mode is selected on the audio control selected items in the iPod menu list display.

  • Page 299

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) To turn it off, have this mode To Stop Playing Your iPod highlighted and press ENTER again. To play the radio, press the AM, FM, or XM button. Press the CD or CD/ You can also select another list from AUX button to switch to the disc the iPod menu while keeping the...

  • Page 300

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) If you reconnect the same iPod, the iPod Error Messages Disconnecting an iPod You can disconnect the iPod at any system may begin playing where it If you see an error message in the time when you see ‘‘OK to left off, depending on what mode the center display, see page...

  • Page 301

    iPod Error Messages (Models with navigation system) If you see an error message in the Error Message Solution center display while playing an iPod, find the solution in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error The system cannot read the file(s). Check the files in the iPod. There FILE ERROR message, take your vehicle to your is a possibility that the files have been damaged.

  • Page 302

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) With rear entertainment system AUDIO CONTROL DISPLAY CENTER DISPLAY USB INDICATOR CD/AUX BUTTON SCAN BUTTON SKIP BAR CATEGORY BAR MAP/GUIDE BUTTON CANCEL BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL AUDIO BUTTON 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 303

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) To Play a USB Flash Memory The recommended USB flash Do not keep a USB flash memory Device memory devices are 256 MB or device in the vehicle. Direct This audio system can operate the higher, and formatted with the FAT sunlight and high heat will damage audio files on a USB flash memory...

  • Page 304

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) The specifications for compatible Partition: In WMA or AAC format, DRM MP3 files are: Top partition only (digital rights management) files Sampling frequency: Maximum layers: 8 cannot be played. If the system finds 32/44.1/48 kHz (MPEG1) a DRM file, the audio unit displays 16/22.05/24 kHz (MPEG2)

  • Page 305

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) When the USB device is connected Connecting a USB Flash Memory and the USB mode is selected on the Device audio system, the USB indicator is USB ADAPTER CABLE shown in the center display. It also shows the folder and file numbers.

  • Page 306

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) Folder Selection To select a To Change or Select Files Use the SKIP bar or button while a different folder, press and release USB flash memory device is playing either side of the CATEGORY bar. to select passages and change files.

  • Page 307

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) To Select a File from Folder and File Lists You can also select a folder or file Push up the selector on the interface Press ENTER to change the display dial to switch the display to the from the list by using the interface to the file list, then turn the knob on...

  • Page 308

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) highlighted play mode, then press To Select Repeat, Random or Scan ENTER to turn off that selected Mode: mode. This feature FOLDER REPEAT replays all the files in the selected folder in the order they are stored.

  • Page 309

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) TRACK SCAN This function FOLDER SCAN This function Pressing either side of the samples all files in the selected samples the first file in each folder in CATEGORY or SKIP bar or button folder in the order they are stored.

  • Page 310

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) To Stop Playing a USB Flash USB Flash Memory Device Error Disconnecting a USB Flash Memory Memory Device Messages Device To play the radio, press the AM, FM, You can disconnect the USB flash If you see an error message in the memory device at any time even if or XM button.

  • Page 311

    USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages (Models with navigation system) If you see an error message in the Error Message Solution center display while playing a USB flash memory device, find the solution in the chart to the right. If The system cannot read the file(s).

  • Page 312

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

  • Page 313

    FM/AM 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.

  • Page 314: Auxiliary Input Jack

    Auxiliary Input Jack On vehicles with rear entertainment system Touring model is shown. The auxiliary input jack is inside the front console compartment. The system will accept auxiliary input Auxiliary input jacks and headphone from standard audio accessories. connectors for the rear entertainment system are on the When a compatible audio unit is back of the center console...

  • Page 315: Remote Audio Controls

    Remote Audio Controls Except LX models The MODE button changes the To search up and down from the mode. current frequency and find a station MODE BUTTON with a strong signal, press the top ( ) or bottom ( ) of the button for On vehicles with navigation system Pressing the MODE button 1 second.

  • Page 316

    Remote Audio Controls To go to the next disc, press the top On vehicles with rear entertainment On vehicles with navigation system ( ) of the button for 1 second. system If you are playing a USB flash Press the bottom ( ) for 1 second If you are playing a DVD video, use memory device or iPod with the USB the channel button to change...

  • Page 317: Radio Theft Protection

    Radio Theft Protection Your vehicle’s audio system may If your vehicle’s battery is discon- The system will retain your AM and disable itself if it is disconnected nected or goes dead, or the radio FM presets even if power is from electrical power for any reason.

  • Page 318: Setting The Clock

    Setting the Clock You can quickly set the time to the LX models EX and EX-L models RESET BUTTON nearest hour. If the displayed time is (PRESET 6) before the half hour, press and hold the CLOCK button, then press the R (reset) button to set the time back to the previous hour.

  • Page 319

    Setting the Clock On EX and EX-L models Adjusting the Clock with MENU Button You can also adjust the clock and switch the clock display between 24-hours and 12-hours in the menu mode. To adjust the clock setting: Press and release the MENU button.

  • Page 320

    Setting the Clock While setting the clock, pressing the RETURN button will go back to the previous display. Pressing the MENU button again will cancel this setting mode. MINUTE SETTING Turn the selector knob to change To set the time, turn the selector the setting between 12H and 24H.

  • Page 321: Rear Entertainment System

    Rear Entertainment System On vehicles with rear entertainment To Turn On the System you will see ‘‘DVD EJECT’’ in the display. You should select another system Press the REAR PWR button. The Your vehicle is equipped with a rear indicator on the REAR PWR button source or insert a DVD.

  • Page 322

    Rear Entertainment System On vehicles with navigation system Overhead Screen Unit REAR PWR BUTTON REAR CTRL OFF BUTTON FRONT SOURCE REAR SOURCE BUTTON BUTTON 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 323

    Rear Entertainment System To Select Rear Entertainment To play the radio, the buttons for the REAR CONTROL PANEL from the Front Control Panel front entertainment system have the To operate the rear entertainment same functions. system from the front panel, press the REAR SOURCE button.

  • Page 324

    Rear Entertainment System Insert a DVD into the lower DVD/ On vehicles with navigation system CD slot in the audio unit. Push the DVD in halfway, the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. PLAY Press the button if the DVD does not start playing automatically.

  • Page 325

    Rear Entertainment System SEEK/SKIP Press and hold the EJECT Press the eject button to Using the Rear Control Panel side of the SKIP bar to move remove the DVD from the drive. To turn on the rear entertainment forward; you will see the time system from the rear control panel, elapsed shown in the overhead press the PWR button.

  • Page 326

    Rear Entertainment System To Play the Radio from the Rear Control Panel Use the , or button to highlight SEEK, TUNE, AUTO SELECT, SCAN, or REAR CONTROL PANEL one of the preset radio stations on the overhead screen. You can enter the highlighted function by pressing the ENT button.

  • Page 327

    Rear Entertainment System While the overhead screen is closed, To Play a Disc in the 6-Disc To Play an iPod or USB Flash you can see the XM Radio Changer from the Rear Control Memory Device from the Rear information in the subsidiary display Panel Control Panel in the ceiling.

  • Page 328

    Rear Entertainment System To Play a DVD from the Rear REAR CONTROL PANEL Control Panel The video screen is for use by rear seat passengers only. The driver and front seat passenger should not try to view the screen while driving. Open the overhead screen by pushing the OPEN button.

  • Page 329

    Rear Entertainment System DISP MODE Button MENU SCROLL Button Top Menu When you press the MENU When you press the DISP MODE When you select ‘‘TOP MENU’’, the button while a DVD is playing, the SCROLL button while a DVD is screen changes to the DVD’s title playing, the DVD Menu appears.

  • Page 330

    Rear Entertainment System Menu Play Mode ‘‘Audio’’ When you select ‘‘MENU’’ with the When you select ‘‘PLAY MODE’’ To change the Audio setting, button, the screen with the button, you highlight ‘‘Audio’’ from the play changes to the DVD’s title menu. can change the DVD’s Audio, mode menu with the Subtitle or Angle setting.

  • Page 331

    Rear Entertainment System The selectable languages vary from ‘‘Subtitle’’ After selecting your desired subtitle, DVD to DVD, and this feature may press the RETURN button or cursor not be available on some DVDs. back with the button to go back to the top of the Play Mode Press the RETURN button or cursor menu.

  • Page 332

    Rear Entertainment System If there are no multiple angles Search ‘‘Angle’’ available on the DVD, you cannot change from ‘‘Angle 1’’. Press the RETURN button or cursor back with the button to go back to the top of the Play Mode menu.

  • Page 333

    Rear Entertainment System ‘‘Title/Chapter Search’’ Num Input With ‘‘Title’’ highlighted, use the A numerical command can be issued Select the first digit number using button to jump to your to a DVD by inputting a two digit , or desired title and press the ENT number, and a button number can be button, and enter it by pressing button.

  • Page 334

    Rear Entertainment System Select and enter the second digit SETUP Button Disp Adjust number the same way. The cursor To adjust the display, highlight ‘‘Disp will automatically move to the ‘‘ENT’’ Adjust’’ from the setup menu with icon when you press the ENT button. button and press Press the ENT button to enter the the ENT button.

  • Page 335

    Rear Entertainment System Select the quality you want to adjust If you want to set the display to the The display changes as shown above. by pressing the button. default setting, select ‘‘Reset’’ by Adjust the setting by pressing the pressing the button, then Select ‘‘Yes,’’...

  • Page 336

    Rear Entertainment System Select the desired setting by Aspect Ratio You can set the screen mode to pressing the button, these settings: then press the ENT button. Normal Wide Zoom Full Select the ‘‘Aspect Ratio’’ by pressing button, then press the ENT button.

  • Page 337

    Rear Entertainment System Personal Surround Select ‘‘Cinema,’’ ‘‘Music,’’ or ‘‘Voice’’ If you select ‘‘Off,’’ the logo by pressing the button, disappears, and there will be no and enter your selection by pressing special sound effect. the ENT button. The ‘‘PERSONAL SURROUND’’...

  • Page 338

    Rear Entertainment System Menu Language INITIAL SETTINGS Menu INITIAL SETTINGS (Language) When you press the SETUP button When you select ‘‘Language’’ with To select the language used in the on the rear control panel when a button, the menu DISC menus, select ‘‘Menu DVD is not playing, the ‘‘INITIAL shown above appears.

  • Page 339

    Rear Entertainment System If you want another language than Select the desired language by If you select ‘‘No,’’ and press the pressing the button. those listed, you need to enter the ENT button, the display returns to code number of the desired language. the initial screen of the ‘‘Language’’...

  • Page 340

    Rear Entertainment System Audio Language If you select ‘‘Yes,’’ the display If you made a mistake entering a You can select the dubbed language changes to the language code input number digit, select ‘‘DEL’’ on the before playing DVDs. mode. Select the first number digit display with the Select ‘‘Audio Language’’...

  • Page 341

    Rear Entertainment System Subtitle Language Dynamic Range INITIAL SETTINGS (Others) ‘‘Dynamic Range’’ reduces the differences between the loud and quiet sound levels throughout the disc. When this is on, the louder sounds are lowered, and quieter sounds are increased. You can select the subtitle language When you select ‘‘Others’’...

  • Page 342

    Rear Entertainment System Angle Mark ANGLE MARK When you select the ‘‘Dynamic When you switch to another angle Select ‘‘Angle Mark’’ by pressing the Range’’ by pressing the while playing a DVD, the angle mark button. The above submenu button, you will see the submenu is displayed in the upper right corner appears.

  • Page 343

    Rear Entertainment System Parental Level You can place an auditory restriction by changing the parental control level. The higher the level number, the lower the restriction. When you select and enter ‘‘Yes,’’ Highlight ‘‘Parental Level’’ and press the display changes as shown above. ENT button.

  • Page 344

    Rear Entertainment System Changing the Password If the system does not recognize the If you enter the password correctly, The password was set to ‘‘1111’’ password you entered, you will see you can then change the parental when the vehicle left the factory. the above display.

  • Page 345

    Rear Entertainment System To change the password, select Select the first digit by pressing the If the system does not recognize the ‘‘Password.’’ You will see the above , or button, password you entered, you will see menu displayed. Select ‘‘Yes’’ by and enter it by pressing the ENT the above display.

  • Page 346

    Rear Entertainment System Remote Control RELEASE BUTTON If you forget the password, select The display changes as shown above. The rear control panel can be ‘‘Password,’’ and press the button If you want to use the default detached from the ceiling unit and 10 times.

  • Page 347

    Rear Entertainment System Replacing the Remote Control An improperly disposed of battery As required by the FCC: Batteries can hurt the environment. This device complies with Part 15 of the Always confirm local regulations for FCC rules. Operation is subject to the COVER battery disposal.

  • Page 348

    Rear Entertainment System Playable DVDs The DVD player can also play discs Manufactured under license under recorded in MP3/WMA formats and U.S. Patent ’s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; DTS CDs. 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,487,535 & other U.S. and worldwide patents Those packages or jackets should issued &...

  • Page 349

    Rear Entertainment System DVD Player Error Messages Error Message Cause Solution The chart on the right explains the error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. Press the disc eject button, and remove the disc. FOCUS Error Check for an error indication.

  • Page 350

    Rear Entertainment System Wireless Headphones To use the headphones, pivot the earpieces outward. This turns them on. To adjust the volume, turn the dial on the bottom of the right earpiece. When you remove the headphones, the earpieces automatically pivot inward, and the headphones turn off.

  • Page 351

    Rear Entertainment System Auxiliary Input Jacks Replacing Batteries COVER BATTERY Auxiliary input jacks and headphone Each headphone uses one AAA Remove the battery. Install the new battery. The battery is under the battery in the earpiece as shown in connectors for the rear entertainment system are on the cover on the left earpiece.

  • Page 352

    Rear Entertainment System VOLUME DIALS AUXILIARY INPUT JACKS HEADPHONE CONNECTORS The system will accept auxiliary There are three headphone inputs from standard video games connectors for the third seat and video equipment. passengers. Each connector has its Some video game power supplies own volume control.

  • Page 353: Security System

    Security System Except LX models The security system will not set if The security system helps to protect the hood, the tailgate, the glass your vehicle and valuables from theft. hatch, or any door is not fully closed. The horn sounds and a combination If the system will not set, check that of headlights, parking lights, side the doors, the tailgate and the hood...

  • Page 354: Cruise Control

    Cruise Control Cruise control allows you to maintain Using Cruise Control Press and release the SET/ a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) DECEL button on the steering CRUISE BUTTON RES/ACCEL without keeping your foot on the wheel. The CRUISE CONTROL BUTTON accelerator pedal.

  • Page 355

    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 vehicle speed speed in any of these ways: increases going down a hill, use the If you need to decrease your...

  • Page 356

    Cruise Control Even with cruise control turned on, Canceling Cruise Control Resuming the Set Speed you can still use the accelerator When you push the CANCEL button pedal to speed up for passing. After CRUISE BUTTON or tap the brake pedal, the system remembers the previously set speed.

  • Page 357: Compass Operation

    Compass On vehicles without navigation system Compass Calibration Compass Operation Compass operation can be affected by driving near power lines or stations, across bridges, through tunnels, over railroad crossings, past large vehicles, or driving near large objects that can cause a magnetic disturbance.

  • Page 358

    Compass Press the selector or TUNE/ SOUND knob. The compass display is blinking and the CAL indicator is shown. Drive the vehicle slowly in two complete circles. When the calibration is successfully completed, the CAL indicator goes off and the compass display will stop blinking and show an actual heading.

  • Page 359: Compass Zone Selection

    Compass Compass Zone Selection In most areas, there is a variation between magnetic north and true north. Zone selection is required so the compass can compensate for this variation. To check and select the zone, do this: Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.

  • Page 360

    Compass The audio system is not related to Zone Map the compass system. Even if the compass system is in the zone setting mode, the display returns to the normal display which you last selected. 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 361: Homelink Universal Transceiver

    HomeLink Universal Transceiver Except LX models General Safety Information Do not use HomeLink with any The HomeLink Universal Before programming your garage door opener that lacks safety Transceiver built into your vehicle HomeLink to operate a garage door stop and reverse features. can be programmed to operate up to opener, confirm that the opener has three remote controlled devices...

  • Page 362

    HomeLink Universal Transceiver Units manufactured between April 1, Important Safety Precautions Training HomeLink 1982 and January 1, 1993 may be Refer to the safety information that If you just Before you begin equipped with safety stop and came with your garage door opener received your vehicle and have not trained any of the buttons in reverse features.

  • Page 363

    HomeLink Universal Transceiver If you are training the second or third buttons, go directly to step 1. CONTINUED 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 364

    HomeLink Universal Transceiver HomeLink is a registered As required by the FCC: trademark of Johnson Controls, Inc. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired...

  • Page 365: Bluetooth Handsfreelink

    In the U.S., visit handsfreelink.honda. or call (888) 528-7876. In Canada, visit or call www.honda.ca, (888) 9-HONDA-9. NAVI VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS HFL BACK BUTTON HFL Talk button Press and release to give a command or answer a call.

  • Page 366

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the HFL Talk Many commands can be spoken Voice Control Tips button each time you want to together. For example, you can make a command. After the beep, say ‘‘Call 123-456- ’’ or ‘‘Dial Peter.’’ speak in a clear, natural tone.

  • Page 367

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Some phones may send battery, Help Features Information Display To hear general HFL information, As an incoming call notification, you signal strength, and roaming status including help on pairing a phone will see the following display: information to HFL. or setting up the system, say ‘‘Tutorial.’’...

  • Page 368

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink When there is an incoming call, or HFL is in use, ‘‘HANDS FREE LINK’’ will appear on the center display. A notification that there is an incoming call, or HFL is in use, will appear on the navigation screen when the audio system is on.

  • Page 369

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink How to Use HFL The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. ‘‘Pair’’ Pair a phone to the system (See page 368) ‘‘Edit’’ Edit the name of a paired phone (See page 369) Delete a paired phone from the system (See page 369) ‘‘Delete’’...

  • Page 370

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink ‘‘Redial’’ Redial the last number called (See page 372) ‘‘Transfer’’ Transfer a call from HFL to your phone, or from your phone to HFL (See page 374) ‘‘Mute’’ Mute your voice to the person at the other end of the call (See page 374) ‘‘Send’’...

  • Page 371

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Apply a security passcode to the system that must be input at each key ‘‘Security’’ cycle to access the system (See page 381) ‘‘Change Passcode’’ Change your security passcode (See page 382) ‘‘System Set how you would like to be notified of an incoming call ‘‘Call Notification’’...

  • Page 372

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To use HFL, you need to pair your Phone Setup To pair a cell phone: Bluetooth-compatible cell phone to This command group is available for Press and release the HFL Talk the system. paired cell phones. button. If you are pairing a phone for the first time, HFL will give you information about the pairing Phone pairing tips...

  • Page 373

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To rename a paired phone: To delete a paired phone: To hear the names of all paired Press and release the HFL Talk Press and release the HFL Talk phones: button before a command. button before a command. Press and release the HFL Talk button before a command.

  • Page 374

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To hear which paired phone is To change from the currently linked To change the pairing code setting: Press and release the HFL Talk currently linked: phone to another paired phone: Press and release the HFL Talk Press and release the HFL Talk button before a command.

  • Page 375

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Making a Call To make a call using a phone To make a call using a name in the You can make calls using any phone number: HFL phonebook: number or a name in the HFL Press and release the HFL Talk Press and release the HFL Talk phonebook.

  • Page 376

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To redial the last number called by To make a call from an imported HFL: phonebook: Press and release the HFL Talk button and say ‘‘ .’’ Redial Press the INFO button, then select Select a phonebook you want to ‘‘...

  • Page 377

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Receiving a Call When you receive a call, an incoming call notification (if activated) will play and interrupt the audio system if it is on. Press the HFL Talk button to answer the call, or the HFL Back button to hang up.

  • Page 378

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Transferring a Call Muting a Call Send Numbers or Names During You can transfer a call from HFL to You can mute your voice to the a Call your phone, or from your phone to person you are talking to during a HFL allows you to send numbers or HFL.

  • Page 379

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Phonebook NOTE: To edit the number stored in a name: You can store up to 50 names with Avoid using duplicate name Press and release the HFL Talk their associated numbers in HFL. entries. button before a command. The numbers you store can be not only phone numbers but other types, Avoid using ‘‘home’’...

  • Page 380

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To delete a name: To list all names in the phonebook: To store a specific phone number Press and release the HFL Talk Press and release the HFL Talk from your cell phone directly to the button before a command. button before a command.

  • Page 381

    For a list of cell phones that are compatible with this feature: In the U.S., visit handsfreelink.honda. or call (888) 528-7876. In Canada, visit or call www.honda.ca, (888) 9-HONDA-9. IMPORTED DATE Select ‘‘ Import Cellular Select ‘‘ Search Imported Phonebook ,’’ and HFL will begin Phonebook ,’’...

  • Page 382

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Select a person from the list. Up to three category icons are displayed in the left side of the list: Preference Home Mobile Voice Work Other If the phonebook is PIN-protected, To search for a specific name in the you will need to enter the 4-digit PIN.

  • Page 383

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink After making a selection, the PIN Number Delete Imported Phonebook: You can delete any imported following screen will appear. You can add, change, or remove a phonebook. PIN number from any phonebook. Select ‘‘ Delete Imported Phonebook ,’’ and a list of imported phonebooks will be displayed.

  • Page 384

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To change the PIN to a new number: To remove a PIN: Select ‘‘ PIN number ,’’ then select ‘‘ Do not use PIN ’’ after you enter the current PIN. Select the phonebook you want. The The display will change as shown display will change as shown above.

  • Page 385

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink System Setup NOTE: Once a passcode is set, you To set a 4-digit passcode to lock the This command group allows you to will need to enter it to use HFL each HFL system for security purposes: change or customize HFL basic Press and release the HFL Talk time you start the vehicle.

  • Page 386

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To change your security passcode: To select either a ring tone or a To activate or deactivate the auto Press and release the HFL Talk prompt as the incoming call transfer function: button before a command. If you get into the vehicle while you notification : Press and release the HFL Talk are on the phone, the call can be...

  • Page 387

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink You can also clear the system when Quick Language Selection To clear the system: This operation clears the passcodes, you have forgotten the passcode and Canadian models only paired phones, all names in the HFL cannot access HFL. When HFL asks To quickly change the language: phonebook, and all imported you for the passcode, say ‘‘...

  • Page 388

    Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of between English and French: in the current language. Press and release the HFL Talk such marks by Honda Motor Co., button before a command. When French is your currently Ltd. is under license. Other...

  • Page 389

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 390: Parking Sensor System

    Parking Sensor System The system has two front corner On Touring models Your vehicle has a parking sensor sensors, two rear corner sensors, system. The system lets you know and two rear center sensors. the approximate distance between The rear center sensors work when your vehicle and most obstacles the shift lever is in reverse (R).

  • Page 391

    Parking Sensor System Multi-Information Display Corner Sensor Operation Messages and Beeper Operation Example shown: Obstacle is at the left front of the vehicle About 18-24 in About 14-18 in About 14 in (45-60 cm) (35-45 cm) (35 cm) or less Distance Upper left Upper left...

  • Page 392

    Parking Sensor System Rear Center Sensor Operation About 24-40 in About 18-24 in About 14-18 in About 14 in (60-100 cm) (45-60 cm) (35-45 cm) (35 cm) or less Distance Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom indicator stays on indicator stays on indicator stays on indicator stays on Indicator...

  • Page 393

    Parking Sensor System Within about 24 in (60 cm) Within about 40 in (100 cm) If the system develops a problem, The range of the corner sensors and The system may not function you will see a ‘‘CHECK PARKING the rear center sensors are limited. properly under these conditions: SENSOR SYSTEM’’...

  • Page 394

    Parking Sensor System, Rearview Camera and Monitor When the system is affected by Rearview Camera and Monitor For the best picture, always keep the some electrical equipment or On EX-L and Touring models rearview camera clean, and do not devices generating an ultrasonic cover the camera lens.

  • Page 395: Rearview Camera And Monitor

    Rearview Camera and Monitor On vehicles with navigation system On EX-L models without navigation Monitor brightness is adjusted When in reverse, the navigation automatically by sensors. If you use system buttons are locked out, except the the monitor continuously at high REARVIEW MONITOR interface dial on the dashboard.

  • Page 396

    2011 Pilot...

  • Page 397: Before Driving (fuel, Vehicle Break-in, And Cargo Loading)

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

  • Page 398

    MMT, visit Owner Link at and cause the malfunction indicator owners.honda.com . In Canada, visit lamp on your instrument panel to www.honda.ca for additional come on.

  • Page 399

    Service Station Procedures Refueling If the fuel nozzle keeps clicking off even though the tank is not full, FUEL FILL CAP FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE HANDLE there may be a problem with your vehicle’s fuel vapor recovery system. TETHER The system helps keep fuel vapor from going into the atmosphere.

  • Page 400

    Service Station Procedures Screw the fuel fill cap back on Tighten Fuel Cap Message normal driving once you tighten or until it clicks at least once. On vehicles with navigation system replace the fuel fill cap. To scroll to another message, press the INFO On vehicles without navigation button.

  • Page 401

    Service Station Procedures Opening and Closing the Hood SUPPORT ROD HOOD RELEASE HANDLE GRIP CLIP LATCH Park the vehicle, and set the Put your fingers under the front Holding the grip, pull the support parking brake. Pull the hood edge of the hood near the center. rod out of its clip.

  • Page 402

    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 403: Fuel Economy

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

  • Page 404

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

  • Page 405

    Fuel Economy Minimize the use of the air Checking Your Fuel Economy conditioning system The A/C puts an extra load on the engine which makes it use more fuel. Use the fresh-air ventilation when possible. Gallons of Miles per Miles driven Plan and combine trips fuel Gallon...

  • Page 406: Accessories And Modifications

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

  • Page 407

    Accessories and Modifications Modifying Your Vehicle Non-Honda wheels, because they Removing parts from your vehicle, are a universal design, can cause or replacing components with excessive stress on suspension non-Honda components could components and will not be seriously affect your vehicle’s compatible with the tire pressure handling, stability, and reliability.

  • Page 408: Carrying Cargo

    Carrying Cargo Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas: CONSOLE COMPARTMENT Glove box GLOVE BOX DOOR POCKETS Door and seat-back pockets Rear cargo area, including the second and third row seats when folded flat Console compartment Storage compartment Roof-rack (if equipped) However, carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle’s handling, stability,...

  • Page 409

    Carrying Cargo Load Limits The resulting figure equals the The maximum load for your vehicle available amount of cargo and is 1,320 lbs (600 kg). Overloading or improper luggage load capacity. For example, if the ‘‘XXX’’ amount loading can affect handling and See Tire And Loading Information stability and cause a crash in equals 1,400 lbs.

  • Page 410

    Carrying Cargo In addition, the total weight of the vehicle, all occupants, accessories, cargo, and trailer tongue load must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Example 1 Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Passenger Weight Cargo Weight Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). Both Max Load (1,320 lbs) (150 lbs x 2 = 300 lbs) (1,020 lbs)

  • Page 411

    Carrying Cargo Carrying Cargo in the Passenger Carrying Cargo in the Cargo Area If you carry large items that prevent you from closing the Compartment or on a Roof Rack Store or secure all items that could Distribute cargo evenly on the tailgate or the glass hatch, exhaust be thrown around and hurt floor of the cargo area, placing the...

  • Page 412

    Carrying Cargo Optional Separation Net Cargo Hooks The separation net can be used to hold back soft, lightweight items GROCERY HOOK stored in the cargo area. Heavy items should be tied down, as the net may not prevent them from being thrown about the vehicle in a crash or a sudden stop.

  • Page 413: Driving (engine And Transmission Operation)

    Driving This section gives you tips on Driving Guidelines ......starting the engine under various Preparing to Drive ......conditions, and how to operate the Starting the Engine ....... automatic transmission. It also Check Starter System includes important information on Message .........

  • Page 414

    Driving Guidelines, Preparing to Drive Driving Guidelines Do not modify your vehicle in any Preparing to Drive Your vehicle has higher ground way that would raise the center of You should do the following checks clearance that allows you to travel gravity.

  • Page 415

    Preparing to Drive, Starting the Engine Check the adjustment of the Starting the Engine starter motor runs for about 6 to 9 inside and outside mirrors (see Your vehicle’s starter system has an seconds until the engine starts. page auto control mode. When you turn the ignition switch to the START If you hold the ignition switch in Check the steering wheel...

  • Page 416: Starting The Engine

    Starting the Engine Check Starter System Message If this message is on, the ignition On vehicles with navigation system switch has to be held in the START (III) position manually The engine is harder to start in cold until the engine starts. The U.S.

  • Page 417: Automatic Transmission

    Automatic Transmission Shift Lever Position Indicators If the malfunction indicator lamp Shifting comes on along with the ‘‘D’’ indicator, there is a problem with the automatic transmission control system. Avoid rapid acceleration, and have the transmission checked by your dealer as soon as possible. On vehicles with navigation system When the ‘‘D’’...

  • Page 418

    Automatic Transmission If you have done all of the above and Neutral (N) Use neutral if you To shift from: Do this: still cannot move the lever out of need to restart a stalled engine, or if P to R Press the brake pedal and the shift lever release button.

  • Page 419

    Automatic Transmission Drive (D) Use this position for Drive (D ) To use D , press the Second (2) This position locks your normal driving. The D button when the shift lever is in the transmission in second gear. It transmission automatically selects a the ‘‘D’’...

  • Page 420

    Automatic Transmission First (1) To shift from second to Engine Speed Limiter Shift Lock Release first, press the release button on the If you exceed the maximum speed This allows you to move the shift side of the shift lever. This position for the gear you are in, the engine lever out of Park if the normal speed will enter into the tachometer’s...

  • Page 421

    Automatic Transmission Remove the key from the shift RELEASE BUTTON lock release slot, then install the cover. Make sure the notch on the cover is on the underside. Insert the key back into the ignition switch, press the brake pedal, and restart the engine. If you need to use the shift lock release, it means your vehicle is COVER...

  • Page 422

    VTM-4 System To Engage the VTM-4 Lock To Disengage the VTM-4 Lock, 4WD models only The variable torque management The vehicle must be stopped with any of the following: 4WD (VTM-4) system automatically the engine running. Press the VTM-4 LOCK button. Move the shift lever to first (1), transfers varying amounts of engine second (2), or reverse (R) gear.

  • Page 423

    Parking Always use the parking brake when Parking Tips Never park over dry leaves, tall you park your vehicle. Make sure Make sure the moonroof (if grass, or other flammable the parking brake is set firmly, or equipped) and the windows are materials.

  • Page 424

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Low Tire Pressure Driving on a significantly under On vehicles without navigation system Your vehicle is equipped with a tire Indicator inflated tire causes the tire to pressure monitoring system (TPMS) When the low tire pressure indicator overheat and can lead to tire failure.

  • Page 425

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) For example, if you check and fill Each tire, including the spare, should Tire Pressure Monitoring your tires in a warm area, then drive be checked monthly when cold, and System (TPMS) Indicator in extremely cold weather, the tire set to the recommended inflation This indicator comes on and stays on pressure will be lower than...

  • Page 426

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

  • Page 427

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) On vehicles with navigation system Low Tire Pressure/ If you think you can safely drive a TPMS Indicator short distance to a service station, Your vehicle is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) When the low tire pressure/TPMS proceed slowly to the station, then indicator is on, one or more of your...

  • Page 428

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) For example, if you check and fill Although your tire pressure is Tire Pressure Monitor your tires in a warm area, then drive monitored, you must manually check in extremely cold weather, the tire the tire pressures monthly. pressure will be lower than measured and could be underinflated Each tire, including the spare, should...

  • Page 429

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) U.S. models Canadian models To see the inflation pressures of all Each tire pressure is shown in PSI Each tire has its own pressure four tires, press the SEL/RESET (U.S. models) or in kPa (Canadian sensor.

  • Page 430

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) TPMS System Failure If any of the tires has low pressure, If there is a problem with the TPMS, If there is a problem with the TPMS, the tire pressure monitor also shows the tire pressure monitor shows a you will see the above message on ‘‘SYSTEM FUNCTION ERROR’’...

  • Page 431

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) If the low tire pressure/TPMS After the flat tire is replaced with the your tires serviced by your dealer or indicator comes on, or the multi- spare tire, the low tire pressure/ a qualified technician. information display shows a TPMS indicator stays on while Never use a puncture-repairing agent...

  • Page 432

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Braking System Braking System Constant application of the brakes As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the Your vehicle is equipped with disc when going down a long hill builds FCC rules.

  • Page 433

    Braking System, Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) Braking System Design Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) You will feel a pulsation in the brake The hydraulic system that operates The anti-lock brake system (ABS) pedal when the ABS activates, and the brakes has two separate circuits. helps prevent the wheels from may hear some noise.

  • Page 434: Anti-lock Brakes (abs)

    Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) ABS Indicator If the ABS indicator and the brake Important Safety Reminders system indicator come on together, ABS does not reduce the time or If this indicator comes on, the anti- and the parking brake is fully distance it takes to stop the It only helps with steering lock function of the braking system...

  • Page 435

    Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA ), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System The vehicle stability assist (VSA) VSA Activation Indicator NOTE: The main function of the system helps to stabilize the vehicle VSA system is generally known as during cornering if the vehicle turns When VSA activates, you will see the Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

  • Page 436

    Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA ), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System VSA OFF Switch VSA is turned on every time you On vehicles without navigation system If the low tire pressure indicator or start the engine, even if you turned it TPMS indicator comes on, see off the last time you drove the vehicle.

  • Page 437

    Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA ), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System VSA and Tire Sizes Hill Start Assist Driving with varying tire or wheel Your vehicle is equipped with a hill sizes may cause the VSA to start assist feature to help prevent malfunction.

  • Page 438: Towing A Trailer

    Towing a Trailer Your vehicle has been designed Load Limit primarily to carry passengers and their cargo. You can also use it to Exceeding any load limit or tow a trailer if you carefully observe improperly loading your vehicle the load limits, use the proper and trailer can cause a crash in equipment, and follow the guidelines which you can be seriously hurt...

  • Page 439

    Towing a Trailer and cause it to sway. Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR): Gross Vehicle Weight Rating The maximum allowable weight of (GVWR): the vehicle, all occupants, all The maximum allowable weight of accessories, all cargo, and the the vehicle, all occupants, all tongue load must not exceed: accessories, all cargo, and the tongue load is:...

  • Page 440

    Towing a Trailer Gross Combined Weight Rating Estimating Loads To Estimate the Total Trailer Weight (GCWR): The best way to confirm that all Add the weight of your trailer (as The maximum allowable weight of loads are within limits is to check quoted by the manufacturer) with them at a public scale.

  • Page 441

    Towing a Trailer 2WD models 4WD models To Estimate the Tongue Load Park the vehicle on level ground. If the Estimated If the Estimated Measure and record the distance difference is: tongue load is: difference is: tongue load is: from the ground to the bottom of the trailer hitch.

  • Page 442

    Towing a Trailer Total Trailer Weight and Tongue Load Limits: 2WD models Number of Maximum Total Trailer Weight Maximum Tongue Load Occupants 3,500 lbs (1,588 kg) 350 lbs (159 kg) 3,300 lbs (1,497 kg) 300 lbs (136 kg) 3,100 lbs (1,406 kg) 230 lbs (104 kg) 3,000 lbs (1,361 kg) 200 lbs (91 kg)

  • Page 443

    Towing a Trailer Checking Loads If you cannot weigh the rear axle To accurately check your loads at directly, you can calculate the rear the public scale, the vehicle and gross axle weight by subtracting trailer should be fully loaded, and all the weight in step 1 from the occupants should stay in the vehicle weight in step 2.

  • Page 444

    Towing a Trailer Check the gross combined weight. Check the weight of the hitched Check the weight of the unhitched Limit (4WD models): 9,579 lbs trailer. Write this number down. trailer. Limit: See page (4,345 kg) Limit (2WD models): 8,466 lbs Calculate the tongue load.

  • Page 445

    Towing Equipment and Hitch Trailer Brakes Accessories Read the trailer manufacturer’s Honda recommends that any trailer Towing generally requires a variety instructions, and select the with a total trailer weight of 1,000 lbs of supplemental equipment. To appropriate draw bar for the height (450 kg) or more has its own brakes.

  • Page 446

    Genuine Honda chains drag on the ground. trailer hitch kit. To obtain a trailer hitch kit, see your dealer.

  • Page 447

    Towing a Trailer Trailer Lights Spare Tires When towing a trailer, we recommend that you carry a full-size LEFT TURN SIGNAL RIGHT TURN SIGNAL AND BRAKE LIGHTS AND BRAKE LIGHTS spare wheel and tire for your vehicle (RED) (WHITE) and trailer. When replacing the ELECTRIC BRAKE compact spare with a full size spare, TAILLIGHTS...

  • Page 448

    Towing a Trailer We recommend that you have your Towing Equipment Connecting the Trailer Connectors dealer install a Honda wiring harness On Touring models and converter. This harness has 7-PIN TRAILER CONNECTOR been designed for your vehicle. RETAINING If you use a non-Honda trailer...

  • Page 449

    Towing a Trailer Insert the connector securely into Trailer Connector Sockets Trailer Jumper Harness the socket. On Touring models On Touring models ELECTRIC BRAKE Hook the retaining tab on the SMALL (BROWN/WHITE) LIGHT CHARGE GROUND inner side of the lid against the (GREEN) (BLUE) (BLACK)

  • Page 450

    Towing a Trailer Pre-Tow Checklist The lights and brakes on your Driving Safely With a Trailer When preparing to tow, and before vehicle and the trailer are working The added weight, length, and driving away, be sure to check the properly.

  • Page 451

    Towing a Trailer When towing a fixed-sided trailer Towing Speeds and Gears Making Turns and Braking Drive slower than normal in all (e.g., camper), do not exceed 55 mph Make turns more slowly and wider driving situations, and obey posted (88 km/h).

  • Page 452

    Towing a Trailer Driving on Hills Handling Crosswinds and Buffeting Retrieving a Boat When climbing hills, closely watch Crosswinds and air turbulence If the vehicle’s tires slip when your temperature gauge. If it nears caused by passing trucks can disrupt retrieving a boat from the water, the red (Hot) mark, turn the air your steering and cause the trailer to...

  • Page 453

    Off-Highway Driving Guidelines General Information Important Safety Precautions Your vehicle has been designed To avoid loss of control or rollover, primarily for use on pavement. But Improperly operating this be sure to follow all precautions and its higher ground clearance allows recommendations.

  • Page 454

    Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Check Out Your Vehicle Accelerating and Braking Avoiding Obstacles Before you leave the pavement, be For better traction on all surfaces, Debris in the road can damage your sure to do all scheduled maintenance accelerate slowly and gradually build suspension or other components.

  • Page 455

    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, engage the VTM-4 get out if necessary, and make sure water may hide hazards such as Lock (see page ).

  • Page 456

    Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Use a nylon strap to attach your Towing a Trailer Off-Road vehicle to the recovery vehicle, and You may be able to safely tow a carefully take out the slack in the lightweight trailer (such as a strap.

  • Page 457: Maintenance (information, Fluid Checking, Minor Services, And Vehicle Storage)

    Maintenance This section explains why it is Maintenance Safety ...... important to keep your vehicle well Maintenance Information .... maintained and how to follow basic Fluid Locations ......maintenance safety precautions. Engine Compartment Covers ..Adding Engine Oil ......This section also includes Changing the Engine Oil and instructions on how to read the Filter...

  • Page 458

    Maintenance Safety All service items not detailed in this Wear eye protection and engine and exhaust system cool section should be performed by a protective clothing when working down before touching any parts. certified technician or other qualified with the battery or compressed air. mechanic.

  • Page 459: Maintenance Information

    Maintenance Information Your vehicle displays engine oil life The remaining engine oil life is Engine Oil Life Display and maintenance service items on shown on the display according to On vehicles without navigation system the information display or multi- this table: information display (depending on models) to show you when you Calculated Engine...

  • Page 460

    Maintenance Information MAINTENANCE INFORMATION ‘‘SERVICE’’ MESSAGE MAINTENANCE ITEM CODE(S) INDICATOR ENGINE OIL LIFE INDICATOR U.S. model is shown. U.S. model is shown. U.S. model is shown. If the remaining engine oil life is 15 The 15 and 10 percent oil life When the remaining engine oil life is to 6 percent, you will see the engine indicators remind you that your...

  • Page 461

    Maintenance Information The maintenance item code or codes NEGATIVE DISTANCE TRAVELED indicate the main and sub items required at the time of the oil change (see page You can switch the information display from the engine oil life display to the odometer or the trip meter.

  • Page 462

    Maintenance Information To change the information display Maintenance Main Items and Sub Resetting the Engine Oil Life from the engine oil life display to the Items Display odometer or the trip meter, press On vehicles without navigation system On vehicles without navigation system and release the select/reset knob.

  • Page 463

    Maintenance Information On vehicles with navigation system SEL/RESET BUTTON ENGINE OIL INFO ( / ) U.S. model is shown. U.S. model is shown. LIFE DISPLAY BUTTON U.S. model is shown. Press the select/reset knob for Press the select/reset knob for about 10 seconds.

  • Page 464

    Maintenance Information SYSTEM MESSAGE INDICATOR MAINTENANCE ITEM CODE(S) U.S. model is shown. When the remaining engine oil life is The system message indicator on To cancel the system message, press 15 percent or less, the display shows the instrument panel will also come and release the INFO ( / ) button a ‘‘SERVICE DUE SOON’’...

  • Page 465

    Maintenance Information You will also see the system The system message indicator on message every time you turn the the instrument panel will also come ignition switch to the ON (II) on, and a beeper will sound. position until you have the indicated maintenance performed by your dealer.

  • Page 466

    Maintenance Information You will also see the system message every time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position until you have the indicated maintenance performed by your dealer. U.S. model is shown. U.S. model is shown. To cancel the system message, press If the indicated maintenance service and release the INFO ( / ) button is not done and the engine oil life...

  • Page 467

    Maintenance Information The system message indicator on The system message will appear the instrument panel will also come again by pressing the INFO ( / ) on, and a beeper will sound. button after canceling it. When you see this message, have You will also see the system the indicated maintenance done by message every time you turn the...

  • Page 468

    Maintenance Information The system message will appear again by pressing the INFO ( / ) button after canceling it. You will also see the system message every time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) U.S. U.S. position until you have the indicated maintenance performed by your dealer.

  • Page 469

    Maintenance Information Maintenance Main Items and Sub Resetting the Engine Oil Life Items Display On vehicles with navigation system On vehicles with navigation system Your dealer will reset the display after completing the required maintenance service. You will see ‘‘OIL LIFE 100%’’ on the display the next time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.

  • Page 470

    INFO ( / ) button, then press who does the work fill out your the SEL/RESET button to reset Honda Service History or Canadian the engine oil life display. The Maintenance Log. Check your maintenance item code(s) will...

  • Page 471

    Maintenance Information We recommend the use of Honda U.S. Vehicles: Owner’s Maintenance Checks parts and fluids whenever you have Maintenance, replacement, or You should check the following maintenance done. These are repair of emissions control items at the specified intervals. If...

  • Page 472

    Maintenance Information Brakes Check the fluid level monthly. See page Tires Check the tire pressure monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects. See page Lights Check the operation of the headlights, parking lights, taillights, high-mount brake light, and license plate lights monthly. See page 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 473

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

  • Page 474: Fluid Locations

    Fluid Locations POWER STEERING FLUID (Red cap) BRAKE FLUID (Black cap) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) ENGINE COOLANT RESERVOIR ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK AUTOMATIC (Orange loop) TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop) RADIATOR CAP ENGINE OIL FILL CAP 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 475: Engine Compartment Covers

    Engine Compartment Covers The component parts in the engine compartment are protected by the AIR INTAKE COVER cover. You may need to remove the HOLDING CLIP cover and the air intake cover when you perform some simple FRONT BULKHEAD COVER maintenance work.

  • Page 476: Adding Engine Oil

    American Petroleum Institute’s latest requirements. It is highly recommended that you use Honda motor oil in your vehicle. Make sure the API Certification Seal says ‘‘For Gasoline Engines.’’ Unscrew and remove the engine oil fill cap on top of the valve cover.

  • Page 477

    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 information...

  • Page 478

    Changing the Engine Oil and Filter Install a new oil filter according to Reinstall the engine oil fill cap. OIL FILTER the instructions that come with it. Start the engine. The oil pressure indicator should go out within 5 seconds. If it does not, turn off the Make sure to clean off any dirt and dust on the contacting surface engine, and check your work.

  • Page 479: 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 distilled water.

  • Page 480

    Engine Coolant Remove the radiator cap by pushing down and turning counterclockwise. RADIATOR CAP The coolant level should be up to the base of the filler neck. Add coolant if it is low. Pour the coolant slowly and carefully so you do not spill any. Clean up any spill immediately;...

  • Page 481: Windshield Washers

    Windshield Washers Check the fluid level in the Fill the reservoir with a good-quality windshield washer reservoir at least windshield washer fluid. This monthly during normal use. increases the cleaning capability and Do not use engine antif reeze or a prevents freezing in cold weather.

  • Page 482: Automatic Transmission Fluid

    Automatic Transmission Fluid The transmission should be drained DIPSTICK and refilled with new fluid when this service is shown on the information display or multi-information display (depending on models). Check the fluid level with the engine UPPER MARK at normal operating temperature. LOWER MARK Park the vehicle on level ground.

  • Page 483

    Damage resulting f rom the use of transmission f luid other than Honda Always use Honda Genuine Genuine ATF-Z1 is not covered by the ATF-Z1 (automatic transmission Honda new vehicle warranty.

  • Page 484

    Rear Differential Fluid, Transfer Assembly Fluid Rear Differential Fluid Always use Honda VTM-4 Transfer Assembly Fluid 4WD models only Differential Fluid, and have your 4WD models only dealer replace the rear differential The transfer assembly should be FILLER BOLT fluid.

  • Page 485: Brake Fluid

    Check the fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir monthly. Using any non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and decrease the life of the system. Have the brake system flushed and refilled with Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 as soon as possible.

  • Page 486

    Honda PSF as soon as possible. Replace the timing belt every 60,000 miles (U.S.) or every 100,000 km A low power steering fluid level can (Canada) if you regularly drive your indicate a leak in the system.

  • Page 487

    Lights Headlight Aiming Replacing a Headlight/Daytime BULB The headlights were properly aimed Running Light Bulb when your vehicle was new. If you Your vehicle has halogen headlight regularly carry heavy items in the bulbs. When replacing a bulb, handle cargo area or pull a trailer, it by its base, and protect the glass readjustment may be required.

  • Page 488

    Lights Replacing Front Turn Signal/ BULB BULB Parking and Side Marker Light Bulbs FRONT TURN SIGNAL/PARKING LIGHT BULB CONNECTOR CONNECTOR Remove the electrical connector Insert the new bulb into the hole, from the bulb by pushing on the and turn it one-quarter turn SOCKET tab and pulling the connector clockwise to lock it in place.

  • Page 489

    Lights Replacing a Front Fog Light Bulb Except LX models Your vehicle uses halogen light bulbs. When replacing a bulb, handle SIDE MARKER LIGHT it by its plastic case, and protect the BULB glass from contact with your skin or hard objects.

  • Page 490

    Lights Replacing Rear Bulbs CONNECTOR (in Rear Pillar) Remove the front fog light assembly from the bumper. Open the tailgate. Place a cloth on the inner edge of Remove the electrical connector the assembly to prevent scratches. from the bulb by pushing on the Remove the two mounting bolts Loosen the assembly by carefully tab and pulling the connector...

  • Page 491

    Lights Push the new bulb straight into Side Turn Signal Lights the socket until it bottoms. On Touring models Each outside mirror has side turn TABS Turn on the lights to make sure signal lights. The lights should be the new bulb is working. replaced by your dealer.

  • Page 492

    Lights Replacing a High-mount Brake Put the lens back on the light Light Bulb assembly, and tighten the mounting bolts securely. Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. LENS SEGMENT Put the light assembly back into the vehicle.

  • Page 493

    Lights Replacing a Rear License Plate Bulb LENS SCREWDRIVER BULB CLOTH LENS Place a cloth on the edge of the Turn on the parking lights and check that the new bulb is lens segment to prevent scratching. Insert a small flat-tip working.

  • Page 494

    Dust and Pollen Filter, Cleaning the Seat Belts Dust and Pollen Filter Cleaning the Seat Belts Dirt build-up in the loops of the seat This filter removes the dust and belt anchors can cause the belts to pollen that is brought in from the retract slowly.

  • Page 495: Floor Mats

    The floor mats that came with your If you use a non-Honda floor mat, vehicle hook over the floor mat make sure it fits properly and that it anchors. This keeps the floor mats...

  • Page 496: Wiper Blades

    Wiper Blades Check the condition of the wiper WIPER ARMS blades at least every 6 months. Replace them if you find signs of cracking in the rubber, and areas that are getting hard or if they leave streaks and unwiped areas when used.

  • Page 497

    Wiper Blades Slide the new wiper blade into the BLADE BLADE holder until the tabs lock. Slide the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm. Make sure it locks in place. Lower the wiper arm against the window. Windshield: Lower the passenger’s side first, then the driver’s side.

  • Page 498

    Wiper Blades WIPER ARM BLADE REINFORCEMENT To replace the rear wiper blade: Slide the blade out of the wiper Examine the new wiper blades. If arm. they have no plastic or metal Raise the wiper arm off the glass reinforcement along the back edge, remove the metal hatch and hold it.

  • Page 499

    Wiper Blades Slide the new blade into the wiper arm. Make sure it is engaged in the slot along its full length. Lower the wiper arm down against the windshield or the hatch glass. 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 500

    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 501

    Tires Check the air pressures when the While tubeless tires have some Recommended Tire Pressures tires are cold. This means the ability to self-seal if they are The following chart shows the vehicle has been parked for at least 3 punctured, you should look closely recommended cold tire pressures for hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6...

  • Page 502

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

  • Page 503

    On vehicles with aluminum wheels, positions shown in the diagram each improper wheel weights can damage time they are rotated. If you your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use purchase directional tires, rotate only Honda wheel weights f or only front-to-back. balancing. CONTINUED 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 504

    Tires The ABS works by comparing the It is best to replace all four tires at Also be sure you use only TPMS speed of the wheels. When replacing the same time. If that is not possible specific wheels. If you do not, the tires, use the same size originally or necessary, replace the two front tire pressure monitoring system will...

  • Page 505

    Tires Installing improper tires on your vehicle can affect handling and stability. This can cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed. Always use the size and type of tires recommended in this owner’s manual. SPACER BOLTS (10 mm) If you store a full size tire on the To remove the spacer, loosen the...

  • Page 506

    Tires Wheel and Tire Specifications Winter Driving Snow Tires Wheels: Tires marked ‘‘M S’’ or ‘‘All If you mount snow tires on your 17 x 7 1/2J Season’’ on the sidewall have an all- vehicle, make sure they are radial weather tread design suitable for tires of the same size and load range Tires:...

  • Page 507

    Because your vehicle has limited tire be seriously injured or killed. Aluminum alloy wheels have a clearance, Honda strongly protective clear-coat that keeps the recommends using the chains listed Follow all instructions in this aluminum from corroding and below.

  • Page 508: Checking The Battery

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

  • Page 509

    Checking the Battery, Vehicle Storage On vehicles without navigation system On vehicles with navigation system Vehicle Storage If your vehicle’s battery is The navigation system will also If you need to park your vehicle for disconnected, or goes dead, the time disable itself.

  • Page 510

    Vehicle Storage, Interior Care Block the rear wheels. Cover the vehicle with a Leather ‘‘breathable’’ cover, one made On EX-L and Touring models If the vehicle is to be stored for a from a porous material such as Vacuum dirt and dust from the longer period, it should be cotton.

  • Page 511: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

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

  • Page 512: Compact Spare Tire

    Compact Spare Tire Use the compact spare tire as a If you store a full size tire on the INDICATOR LOCATION MARK temporary replacement only. Get hoist, remove the spacer. your regular tire repaired or replaced, Otherwise the hoist will not fully and put it back on your vehicle as return to its original position.

  • Page 513: Changing A Flat Tire

    Changing a Flat Tire If you have a flat tire while driving, stop in a safe place to change it. CARGO AREA FLOOR Drive slowly along the shoulder until JACK you get to an exit or an area to stop that is far away from the traffic lanes.

  • Page 514

    Changing a Flat Tire PLASTIC COVER COVER WHEEL NUT WRENCH KNOB The tools and jack are under the The spare tire is stored cargo area behind a cover on the underneath the rear cargo area. passenger’s side. Remove the Remove the plastic cover and the The wheel nut wrench supplied with cover and take the jack out of the rubber cap on the cargo area...

  • Page 515

    Changing a Flat Tire JACKING POINTS BRACKET Keep turning the wheel nut Loosen each wheel nut 1/2 turn Place the jack under the jacking wrench to create slack in the cable. with the wheel nut wrench. point nearest the tire you need to change.

  • Page 516

    Changing a Flat Tire CONNECTOR BUTTON WHEEL NUT WRENCH DIAL HOOK EXTENSION STAY CONNECTOR BUTTON DIAL Turn the dial at the bottom of the Attach the stay to the extension, Insert the hook at the end of the jack clockwise until the top of the then attach the wheel nut wrench stay into the opening on the dial at jack contacts the jacking point.

  • Page 517

    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 518

    Changing a Flat Tire Remove the center cap from the Insert the hoist bracket into the flat tire, and place the flat tire center hole of the flat tire. under the hoist, with the valve stem facing up. Tighten the wheel nuts securely in the same crisscross pattern.

  • Page 519

    Changing a Flat Tire WHEEL NUT WRENCH Loose items can fly around the Always raise the spare tire hoist, even interior in a crash and could if you are not stowing a tire. If the seriously injure the occupants. hoist is lef t down, it will be damaged during driving and need to be replaced.

  • Page 520: If The Engine Won't Start

    If the Engine Won’t Start Diagnosing why the engine won’t Check these things: If the headlights dim noticeably or start falls into two areas, depending Check the transmission interlock. go out when you try to start the on what you hear when you turn the The transmission must be in Park engine, either the battery is ignition switch to the START (III)

  • Page 521: If The Engine Won't Start, Jump Starting

    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 Open the hood, and check the Engine on page procedure, you should take several physical condition of the battery.

  • Page 522: 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 your vehicle. If the starter motor still operates slowly, check that the jumper cables have good metal-to-metal contact.

  • Page 523: 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. Steam and spray from an set the parking brake. Turn off all If it climbs to the red mark, you the accessories, and turn on the overheated engine can...

  • Page 524

    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 Removing the radiator cap (climate control to AUTO at Look for any obvious coolant leaks, while the engine is hot can ‘‘...

  • Page 525

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

  • Page 526: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    Malfunction Indicator Lamp If this indicator comes on If the battery in your vehicle has while driving, it means one been disconnected or gone dead, of the engine’s emissions control these codes may be erased. It takes If you keep driving with the systems may have a problem.

  • Page 527: Brake System Indicator

    Brake System Indicator If the fluid level is low, take your Slow down by shifting to a lower U.S. Canada The brake system vehicle to a dealer, and have the gear, and pull to the side of the road indicator normally brake system inspected for leaks or when it is safe.

  • Page 528

    Fuses REAR UNDER-HOOD (PRIMARY) The vehicle’s fuses are located in The rear fuse box is located at the four fuse boxes. left side of cargo area. UNDER-HOOD (SECONDARY) The interior fuse box is underneath The primary under-hood fuse box is the dashboard on the driver’s side.

  • Page 529

    Fuses Checking and Replacing Fuses FUSE BLOWN If something electrical in your BLOWN vehicle stops working, the first thing you should check for is a blown fuse. Determine from the chart on pages 528 529 , and , or the diagram on the fuse box lid, which fuse or fuses control that device.

  • Page 530

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

  • Page 531

    Fuses If the radio fuse is removed, the audio system will disable itself. The next time you turn on the radio you Replacing a f use with one that has a will see ‘‘ENTER CODE’’ in the higher rating greatly increases the frequency display.

  • Page 532: Fuse Locations

    Fuse Locations PRIMARY UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX No. Amps. Circuits Protected Amps. Circuits Protected 120 A Main Fuse 20 A Front Passenger’s Power Not Used Seat Reclining 80 A OP Main 20 A Front Passenger’s Power 50 A IG Main Seat Slide Not Used Oil Level 7.5 A...

  • Page 533: Horn

    Fuse Locations SECONDARY UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX REAR FUSE BOX No. Amps. Circuits Protected 30 A Rear Blower 30 A VSA Motor 15 A Hazard 20 A Power Tailgate Closer 20 A Driver’s Power Seat Reclining 20 A Driver’s Power Seat Slide 20 A Stop &...

  • Page 534

    Fuse Locations INTERIOR FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected No. Amps. Circuits Protected Not Used 7.5 A VBSOL2 10 A Auto Light 7.5 A STRLD 7.5 A Auto Light Not Used 7.5 A Not Used 7.5 A Meter 20 A Driver’s Power Window 10 A 20 A HAC OP...

  • Page 535: Emergency Towing

    Emergency Towing If your vehicle needs to be towed, The only way you can safely tow 4WD models only call a professional towing service or your vehicle is with flat-bed organization. Never tow your vehicle equipment. The operator will load with just a rope or chain.

  • Page 536: If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck

    If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck If your vehicle gets stuck in sand, Front WHEEL NUT mud, or snow, call a towing service WRENCH to pull it out (see the previous page). COVER For very short distances, such as freeing the vehicle, you can use the detachable towing hook that mounts on the anchors in the front and rear bumpers.

  • Page 537

    If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck Rear To avoid damage to your vehicle, use the towing hook f or straight, f lat ground towing only. Do not tow at an angle. The tow hook should not be used to tow the vehicle onto a f lat bed. Do not use it as a tie down.

  • Page 538

    2011 Pilot...

  • Page 539: Technical Information (vehicle Specifications, Tires, And Emissions Controls)

    Technical Information The diagrams in this section give Identification Numbers ....you the dimensions and capacities of Specifications ........ your vehicle and the locations of the DOT Tire Quality Grading identification numbers. It also (U.S. Vehicles) ......includes information you should Tire Labeling .........

  • Page 540: Identification Numbers

    Identification Numbers Your vehicle has several identifying numbers located in various places. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN) 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 541

    Identification Numbers The engine number is stamped into ENGINE NUMBER the engine block. It is on the front. The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NUMBER 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 542: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions Capacities Length 190.9 in (4,850 mm) Fuel tank Approx. Width 78.5 in (1,995 mm) 21.00 US gal (79.5 ) Height 70.9 in (1,802 mm) Engine Change 1.98 US gal (7.5 ) 72.7 in (1,846 mm) coolant Total 2.48 US gal (9.4 ) Wheelbase 109.3 in (2,775 mm) Engine oil...

  • Page 543

    Specifications Lights Fuses Headlights High 12 V 60 W (HB3) Interior See page or the fuse label 12 V 55 W (H11) attached on the side panel. Daytime running lights 12 V 60 W (HB3) Rear See page or the fuse label Front side marker lights 12 V 3 CP...

  • Page 544

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

  • Page 545

    DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) Temperature 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 546: Tire Labeling

    Tire Labeling The tires that came on your vehicle Load index (a numerical code Tire Size have a number of markings. Those Whenever tires are replaced, they associated with the maximum you should be aware of are described should be replaced with tires of the load the tire can carry).

  • Page 547

    Tire Labeling FW6X Tire type code. Glossary of Tire Terminology Maximum Load Rating Means the load rating for a tire at the maximum 2202 Date of manufacture. Cold Tire Pressure The tire air permissible inflation pressure for Year pressure when the vehicle has been that tire.

  • Page 548

    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 549

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation On vehicles without navigation system Always check the TPMS malfunction Your vehicle has also been equipped telltale after replacing one or more with a TPMS malfunction indicator tires or wheels on your vehicle to to indicate when the system is not ensure that the replacement or operating properly.

  • Page 550

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation TPMS malfunctions may occur for a On vehicles with navigation system Your vehicle has also been equipped variety of reasons, including the with a TPMS malfunction indicator installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the to indicate when the system is not operating properly.

  • Page 551: Emissions Controls

    ‘‘smog.’’ canister while the engine is off. After Carbon monoxide does not contri- In Canada, Honda vehicles comply the engine is started and warmed up, bute to smog creation, but it is a with the Canadian emission the vapor is drawn into the engine poisonous gas.

  • Page 552

    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 553: 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 554: Emissions Testing

    Emissions Testing Testing of Readiness Codes If the testing facility determines that Without touching the accelerator If you take your vehicle for an the readiness codes are not set, you pedal, start the engine, and let it emissions test shortly after the will be requested to return at a later idle for 20 seconds.

  • Page 555

    Emissions Testing Select a nearby lightly traveled Then drive in city/suburban Make sure the vehicle has been major highway where you can traffic for at least 10 minutes. parked with the engine off for 30 maintain a speed of 50 to 60 mph When traffic conditions allow, let minutes.

  • Page 556

    2011 Pilot...

  • Page 557: Warranty And Customer Relations (u.s. And Canada Only) (warranty And Contact Information)

    Warranty and Customer Relations Customer Service Information ..Warranty Coverages ....Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Vehicles) ......Authorized Manuals ..... 2011 Pilot...

  • Page 558: Customer Service Information

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

  • Page 559: Warranty Coverages

    Performance Warranty these two Accessory Limited Warranty all these warranties. Please read the warranties cover your vehicle’s Honda accessories are covered 2011 Honda warranty information emissions control systems. Time, under this warranty. Time and booklet that came with your vehicle...

  • Page 560

    Administration (NHTSA), in addition However, NHTSA cannot become Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New to notifying American Honda Motor involved in individual problems Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC Co., Inc. between you, your dealer, or 20590.

  • Page 561: Authorized Manuals (u.s. Only)

    61SZA02EL 2011 Honda Pilot Describes the procedures involved in the replacement Electrical Troubleshooting Manual of damaged body parts. 61SZA30 2011 Honda Pilot Body Repair Manual 31SZA620 2011 Honda Pilot Owner’s Manual 31SZA820 2011 Honda Pilot Navigation System Owner’s Manual 31SZAM20...

  • Page 562: Index

    Index Auto Control Mode, Starting Specifications ......539 Engine ........Before Driving ................Auto Door Lock ......Belts, Seat ........9, Accessories and Modifications . Auto Door Locking/Unlocking . Beverage Holders ......ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Auto Door Unlock ......

  • Page 563

    Index Bulb Replacement When to ........Compass ......... Back-up Lights ......Charging System Indicator . 70, Console Compartment ....Brake Lights ......Checklist, Before Driving .... Consumer Information ....Fog Lights ......... Childproof Door Locks ....Controls, Instruments and ..... Front Parking Lights ....

  • Page 564

    Index Dashboard ........3, Driver and Passenger Safety ... Towing ........Daytime Running Lights ....Emergency Brake ......Driving ........... Dead Battery ......... Economy ........Emergency Flashers ....Defects, Reporting Safety .... Emergency Towing ...... Driving Position Memory Defogger, Rear Window ....

  • Page 565

    Index Expectant Mothers, Use of Seat Folding the Third Seat ....Gas Station Procedures ....Belts by ........Four-way Flashers ......Gauges Front Airbags ......11, Engine Coolant Temperature . Front Seat ........Fuel ..........Speedometer ....... Adjusting ........Fan, Interior ......

  • Page 566

    Index Headlights ........Ignition Seat Belt ........Aiming ........Keys ................... Automatic Lighting ....Switch ......... System Message ....77, Daytime Running Lights ..Timing Control System .... Tire Pressure Monitor ....High Beam Indicator ....Immobilizer System ......

  • Page 567

    Index Locks Mirrors, Adjusting ......Anti-theft Steering Column ..Modifications ......... Jacking up the Vehicle ....Fuel Fill Door ......Modifying Your Vehicle ....Jack, Tire ........Glove Box ........Moonroof ........Lockout Prevention ....Jump Starting ............219, 243, 280, Power Door .......

  • Page 568: Protecting Children General Guidelines

    Index PGM-FI System ......Readiness Codes ......Pollen Filter ........Rear A/C Unit ......197, Change, How to ......Change, When to ...... Power Door Locks ......Rear Audio Control Panel .... Power Seat Adjustments ....Rear Entertainment System ..

  • Page 569

    Index Replacing Seat Belt After a Lap/Shoulder Belt ...... Setting the Clock ......Crash ..........Maintenance ........ Shifting the Automatic Reporting Safety Defects ..Reminder Light and Transmission ......Reserve Tank, Engine Coolant . Beeper ........ . 22, Shift Lever Position Indicator ..

  • Page 570

    Index SRS, Additional Information ..Sunglasses Holder ......Tensioners, Seat Belts ....Additional Safety Precautions . Tether Anchorage Points ....Sun Visor ........Airbag Service ......Supplemental Restraint System Theft Protection, Radio ....Airbag System Components ..Three Way Catalytic Converter . Servicing ........

  • Page 571

    Index Tires ..........Treadwear ........VSA System Indicator ..73, Air Pressure ......Trip Computer ........ Vehicle Storage ......Checking Wear ......Trip Meter ........83, Ventilation ........Compact Spare ......Turn Signals ..................DOT Tire Quality Grading ..

  • Page 572

    Index Windows Auto Reverse ......Operating the Power ....Rear, Defogger ......Windshield Cleaning ........Defroster ......194, Washers ........Wipers, Windshield Changing Blades ....... Operation ........Rear Windshield Wiper and Washer ............219, 243, 280, Worn Tires ........

  • Page 573: Service Information Summary

    Gasoline: 4WD models only Brake Fluid: Unleaded gasoline, pump octane Rear Differential Fluid: Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid number of 87 or higher. Honda VTM-4 Differential Fluid DOT 3 preferred, or a DOT 3 or (see page DOT 4 brake fluid as a temporary...

  • Page 574

    The information and specifications included CITY STATE/PROVINCE/TERRITORY 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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