Honda Insight Owner's Manual

2012
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2012 Insight
Owner's Manual
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P/N 00X31-TM8-
6200
© 2011 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - All Rights Reserved

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  • Page 1 This manual will be replaced with a hyperlinked version at the end of the model year. P/N 00X31-TM8- 6200 © 2011 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - All Rights Reserved...
  • Page 2 DEALER NO. The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time ADDRESS of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right, however, to STREET discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatsoever.
  • Page 3 Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2012 Honda Insight was a wise As you read this manual, you will investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure. find information that is preceded by symbol. This One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to information is intended to help you read this manual.
  • Page 4 Introduction Event Data Recorders This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds or less.
  • Page 5: A Few Words About Safety

    A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms, is very important. And operating this including: vehicle safely is an important responsibility. on the vehicle. Safety Labels preceded by a safety alert symbol and one of...
  • Page 7 Contents Your Vehicle at a Glance (main controls) ....................(seat belts, SRS, and child protection) Driver and Passenger Safety ............(indicators, gauges, multi-information display, dashboard, and steering column) Instruments and Controls ..59 (climate control, audio, steering wheel, security, cruise control, and other convenience items) Features ....
  • Page 8 Overview of Contents Contents Before Driving Warranty and Customer A convenient reference to the What gasoline to use, how to break- Relations sections in this manual. in your new vehicle, and how to load (U.S. and Canada only) luggage and other cargo. A summary of the warranties Your Vehicle at a Glance covering your new vehicle, and how...
  • Page 9: Navigation System

    Your Vehicle at a Glance INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P.62) MULTI-INFORMATION HAZARD WARNING NAVIGATION SYSTEM DISPLAY (P.72, 75) BUTTON(P.125) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.170) GAUGES (P.72) DRIVER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.10) MIRROR CONTROLS PASSENGER’S (P.147) FRONT AIRBAG (P.10) ECON BUTTON (P.127) CLIMATE CONTROL DOOR LOCK TAB SYSTEM (P.133) (P.164)
  • Page 10: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    Your Vehicle at a Glance KM/MILE CHANGE KNOB INSTRUMENT PANEL WINDSHIELD CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.224) (P.73) BRIGHTNESS CONTROL KNOB WIPERS/WASHERS MULTI-INFORMATION BUTTONS (P.76) (P.119) (P.124) HORN HEADLIGHTS/ TURN SIGNALS (P.120) NAVIGATION SYSTEM / AUDIO SYSTEM REMOTE AUDIO (P.170) CONTROL BUTTONS (P.219) PASSENGER AIRBAG VEHICLE STABILITY...
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    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 ......21 Back Seat ........39 yourself and your passengers. It Seat Belt System Components . 21 The Passenger’s Front Airbag shows you how to use seat belts.
  • Page 12: Important Safety Precautions

    Important Safety Precautions You’ll find many safety 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 13 Important Safety Precautions Pay Appropriate Attention to the Keep Your Vehicle in Safe Task of Driving Safely Condition Engaging in mobile phone Having a tire blowout or a conversation or other activities that mechanical failure can be extremely keep you from paying close attention hazardous.
  • Page 14: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

    Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Your vehicle is equipped with many (12) features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash. (10) 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 (10)
  • Page 15: Seat Belts

    Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Seat Belts Help keep you from being thrown Your vehicle is equipped with seat against the inside of the vehicle belts in all seating positions. Not wearing a seat belt properly and against other occupants. increases the chance of serious Your seat belt system also includes injury or death in a crash, even Keep you from being thrown out...
  • Page 16: 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 17 Your Vehicle’s Safety Features The most important things you need What you should do: Always wear The rest of this section gives more 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 18: Protecting Adults And Teens

    Protecting Adults and Teens Introduction Close and Lock the Doors The following pages provide After everyone has entered the instructions on how to properly vehicle, be sure the doors and the protect the driver, adult passengers, hatch are closed and locked. and teenage children who are large enough and mature enough to drive Your vehicle has a door/...
  • Page 19 Protecting Adults and Teens Locking the doors reduces the chance of someone being thrown out of the vehicle during a crash, and it helps prevent passengers from accidentally opening a door and falling out. Locking the doors and the hatch also helps prevent an outsider from unexpectedly opening a door or the hatch when you come to a stop.
  • Page 20: Adjust The Front Seats

    Protecting Adults and Teens If you sit too close to the steering Adjust the Front Seats 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 21: Adjust The Seat-Backs

    Protecting Adults and Teens Adjust the Seat-Backs Reclining a seat-back so that the shoulder part of the belt no longer Reclining the seat-back too far rests against the occupant’s chest reduces the protective capability of can result in serious injury or death in a crash.
  • Page 22: Adjust The Head Restraints

    Protecting Adults and Teens Properly adjusted head restraints Adjust the Head Restraints will help protect occupants from whiplash and other crash injuries. Improperly positioning head restraints reduces their See page for how to adjust the effectiveness and you can be head restraints and how the driver’s seriously injured in a crash.
  • Page 23: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

    Protecting Adults and Teens Fasten and Position the Seat Belts Insert the latch plate into the buckle, Improperly positioning the seat then tug on the belt to make sure the belts can cause serious injury belt is securely latched. Check that or death in a crash.
  • Page 24: Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

    Protecting Adults and Teens Never place the shoulder portion of a Maintain a Proper Sitting RELEASE BUTTONS lap/shoulder belt under your arm or Position This could cause After all occupants have adjusted behind your back. very serious injuries in a crash. their seats and head restraints, and put on their seat belts, it is very If a seat belt does not seem to work...
  • Page 25: Advice For Pregnant Women

    Protecting Adults and Teens In addition, an occupant who is out of Advice for Pregnant Women When driving, remember to sit position in the front seat can be upright and adjust the seat as far seriously or fatally injured in a crash back as possible while allowing full by striking interior parts of the control of the vehicle.
  • Page 26: Additional Safety Precautions

    Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions Do not place hard or sharp objects Do not attach hard objects on or If a side airbag or a Two people should never use the between yourself and a front near a door. If they do, they Carrying hard or sharp side curtain airbag inflates, a cup...
  • Page 27: Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

    Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat Belt System Components Seat Belt Indicator If either the driver or a front Your seat belt system includes lap/ passenger does not fasten their seat shoulder belts in all seating positions. The seat belt system includes an belt while driving, the beeper will The front seat belts are also indicator on the instrument panel...
  • Page 28: 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 29: Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

    Additional Information About Your Seat Belts If the shoulder part of the belt is Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners The tensioners can be activated pulled all the way out, the lockable during a collision in which the front retractor will activate. The belt will airbags do not deploy .
  • Page 30: Seat Belt Maintenance

    Honda provides a limited warranty on seat belts. See your Honda booklet for Warranty Information details.
  • Page 31: Additional Information About Your Airbags

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (9) (8) (11) (14) (13) (1) Driver’s Front Airbag (2) Passenger’s Front Airbag (3) Control Unit (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (5) Side Airbags (6) Driver’s Seat Position Sensor (7) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors (8) Front Impact Sensors (10) (9) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator...
  • Page 32 Additional Information About Your Airbags Your Airbag System includes: Automatic front seat belt Sensors that can detect whether tensioners (see page the driver’s seat belt and the front Two SRS (supplemental restraint passenger’s seat belt are latched system) front airbags. The driver’s Sensors that can detect a or unlatched (see page airbag is stored in the center of...
  • Page 33 Additional Information About Your Airbags Weight sensors that monitor the A sophisticated electronic system An indicator on the instrument weight on the front passenger’s that continually monitors and panel that alerts you that the seat. If the weight is about 65 records information about the passenger’s side airbag has been lbs (29 kg) or less (the weight...
  • Page 34: How Your Front Airbags Work

    Additional Information About Your Airbags During a frontal crash, your seat belt How Your Front Airbags Work 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 35 Additional Information About Your Airbags After a crash, you may see what Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold looks like smoke. This is actually Front Airbags (SRS) powder from the airbag’s surface. Your vehicle is equipped with dual- Although the powder is not harmful, stage, multiple-threshold front people with respiratory problems airbags (SRS).
  • Page 36 If the seat is under the seat. Although Honda under the front seats. too far forward, the airbag will does not encourage carrying an...
  • Page 37 Additional Information About Your Airbags Be aware that objects placed on the To ensure that the passenger’s Back seat passengers should not passenger’s seat can also cause the advanced front airbag system will wedge objects or intentionally airbag to be turned off. work properly, do not do anything force their feet under the front...
  • Page 38: How Your Side Airbags Work

    To get the best protection from the Although Honda does not encourage side airbags, front seat occupants children to ride in front, if the should wear their seat belts and sit position sensors detect a child has upright and well back in their seats.
  • Page 39: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work

    Additional Information About Your Airbags If the side airbag off indicator comes How Your Side Curtain Airbags If the impact is on the passenger’s on (see page ), have the Work side, the passenger’s side curtain passenger sit upright. Once the airbag will inflate even if there are no passenger is out of the airbag’s occupants on that side of the vehicle.
  • Page 40: How The Srs Indicator Works

    Additional Information About Your Airbags How the SRS Indicator U.S. Canada How the Side Works Airbag Off The SRS indicator alerts you to a Indicator Works Ignoring the SRS indicator can potential problem with your airbag This indicator alerts you that the result in serious injury or death system components.
  • Page 41: How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

    Additional Information About Your Airbags How the Passenger Airbag Off The passenger airbag off indicator Indicator Works may come on and off repeatedly if the total weight on the seat is near PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR the airbag cutoff threshold. PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR U.S.
  • Page 42: Airbag Service

    Additional Information About Your Airbags If the indicator comes on with no Airbag Service The SRS indicator alerts you to a front seat passenger and no objects Your airbag systems are virtually Take your vehicle to an problem. on the seat, or with an adult riding maintenance free, and there are no authorized dealer as soon as there, something may be interfering...
  • Page 43: Additional Safety Precautions

    Tampering could cause disabilities, first contact Honda reason. the airbags to deploy, possibly Automobile Customer Service at causing very serious injury. (800) 999-1009 in the US, or Honda Customer Relations at 1- 888-9-HONDA-9 in Canada.
  • Page 44: Protecting Children General

    Protecting Children General Guidelines All Children Must Be Restrained Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because Children who are unrestrained they are either unrestrained or not or improperly restrained can be properly restrained. In fact, vehicle seriously injured or killed in a collisions are the number one cause crash.
  • Page 45: All Children Should Sit In A

    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 children of all ages and sizes are help protect adults in a moderate to with a passenger’s front airbag can...
  • Page 46: Protecting Children General Guidelines

    Protecting Children General Guidelines To remind you of the passenger’s U.S. Models front airbag hazards, and that children must be properly restrained SUN VISORS DASHBOARD 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 47: 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 attention or frequent visual contact, Children Attention Many parents say they prefer to put Your vehicle has a back seat where we strongly recommend that another children can be properly restrained.
  • Page 48: Additional Safety Precautions

    Protecting Children General Guidelines Additional Safety Precautions Make sure any unused seat belt Lock all doors and the hatch when Children Never hold an infant or child on that a child can reach is buckled, your vehicle is not in use. If you are not wearing a who play in vehicles can your lap.
  • Page 49: 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 50: Protecting Small Children

    Protecting Infants and Small Children In any of these situations, we and weight are appropriate for a Protecting Small Children 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 51: Selecting A Child Seat

    Protecting Infants and Small Children, Selecting a Child Seat Even with advanced front airbags Selecting a Child Seat In seating positions and vehicles not that automatically turn the Most child seats are LATCH- equipped with LATCH, a LATCH- passenger’s front airbag off (see compatible (Lower Anchors and compatible child seat can be installed page...
  • Page 52: Installing A Child Seat

    Selecting a Child Seat, Installing a Child Seat A child seat secured with a seat belt Important considerations when Installing a Child Seat After selecting a proper child seat should be installed as firmly as selecting a child seat Make sure the child seat meets the and a good place to install the seat, possible.
  • Page 53: With Latch

    Installing a Child Seat Secure the child in the child seat. Installing a Child Seat with BUTTON Make sure the child is properly LATCH strapped in the child seat Your vehicle is equipped with according to the child seat maker’s LATCH (Lower Anchors and instructions.
  • Page 54 Installing a Child Seat TETHER STRAP HOOK Rigid type Flexible type ANCHOR Place the child seat on the vehicle Other LATCH-compatible seats have Lift the head restraint (see page seat, then attach the seat to the a flexible-type connector as shown ), then route the tether strap lower anchors according to the above.
  • Page 55: With A Lap/Shoulder Belt

    Installing a Child Seat Attach the tether strap hook to the Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/ tether anchor, then tighten the Shoulder Belt strap as instructed by the child When not using the LATCH system, seat maker. all child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/ If the tether strap is too long and shoulder belt.
  • Page 56 Installing a Child Seat To activate the lockable retractor, After confirming that the belt is Push and pull the child seat slowly pull the shoulder part of the locked, grab the shoulder part of forward and from side-to-side to belt all the way out until it stops, the belt near the buckle, and pull verify that it is secure enough to then let the belt feed back into the...
  • Page 57: With A Tether

    Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Tether ANCHOR Outer Position TETHER STRAP HOOK Center Position TETHER STRAP HOOK ANCHORAGE POINTS ANCHOR ANCHOR A child seat with a tether can be After properly securing the child Tighten the strap according to the installed in any seating position in seat (see page ), lift the head...
  • Page 58: 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 59: Using A Booster Seat

    Protecting Larger Children Does the shoulder belt cross Using a Booster Seat territories where you intend to drive. between the child’s neck and arm? Booster seats can be high-back or Is the lap part of the belt as low as low-back.
  • Page 60: When Can A Larger Child Sit In Front

    Protecting Larger Children Of course, children vary widely. And If you decide that a child can safely When Can a Larger Child Sit in while age may be one indicator of ride up front, be sure to: Front The National Highway Traffic Safety when a child can safely ride in front, Administration and Transport there are other important factors you...
  • Page 61: Additional Safety Precautions

    Protecting Larger Children Additional Safety Precautions Do not put any accessories on a Devices intended to Do not let a child wear a seat belt seat belt. This could result across the neck. improve a child’s comfort or in serious neck injuries during a reposition the shoulder part of a crash.
  • Page 62: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Carbon Monoxide Hazard Your vehicle’s exhaust contains With the hatch open, airflow can pull carbon monoxide gas. Carbon exhaust gas into your vehicle’s monoxide should not enter the interior and create a hazardous Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. vehicle in normal driving if you condition.
  • Page 63: Safety Labels

    Safety Labels These labels are in the locations DASHBOARD SUN VISORS shown. They warn you of potential U.S. models only U.S. models hazards that could cause serious injury or death. Read these labels carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S.
  • Page 64 Safety Labels DOORJAMBS U.S. models Canadian models...
  • Page 65: Instruments And Controls

    Instruments and Controls This section gives information about Control Locations ......60 Driver’s Seat Height the controls and displays that Instrument Panel ......61 Adjustment ......141 contribute to the daily operation of Instrument Panel Indicators ...
  • Page 66: Control Locations

    Control Locations INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P.62) MULTI-INFORMATION DISPLAY HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.125) GAUGES (P.72) (P.72, 75) MIRROR CONTROLS (P.147) NAVIGATION SYSTEM AUDIO SYSTEM ECON BUTTON (P.170) (P.127) DOOR LOCK TAB PASSENGER AIRBAG (P.133) OFF INDICATOR (P.35) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH CLIMATE CONTROL (P.133) SYSTEM...
  • Page 67: Instrument Panel

    Instrument Panel HIGH TEMPERATURE INDICATOR (P.67) ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) INDICATOR (P.64) LOW TEMPERATURE INDICATOR (P.67) HIGH BEAM SYSTEM MESSAGE BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR INDICATOR INDICATOR (P.70) (AMBER) (P.64) CRUISE MAIN INDICATOR (P.69) (P.69) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST LIGHTS ON INDICATOR (P.69) (VSA) SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.65, 295) ELECTRIC POWER STEERING...
  • Page 68: Instrument Panel Indicators

    Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many If your front passenger does not Malfunction Indicator indicators to give you important fasten their seat belt, the indicator Lamp information about your vehicle. comes on about 6 seconds after the You will also see a ‘‘CHECK ignition switch is turned to the ON EMISSION SYSTEM’’...
  • Page 69 Instrument Panel Indicators 12 Volt Battery Charging Parking Brake and If it stays on after you have fully U.S. Canada System Indicator Brake System released the parking brake while If this indicator comes on when the Indicator (Red) the engine is running, or if it engine is running, the 12 volt battery This indicator has two functions: comes on while driving, it can...
  • Page 70 Instrument Panel Indicators U.S. Canada Brake System Anti-lock Brake System Supplemental Restraint Indicator (ABS) Indicator System Indicator (Amber) This indicator normally comes on for This indicator comes on briefly when This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the you turn the ignition switch to the a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II)
  • Page 71 Instrument Panel Indicators Vehicle Stability Assist If the VSA indicator illuminates, hill U.S. Canada Side Airbag Off (VSA) System Indicator start assist will not be working. This indicator has two functions: Indicator Without hill start assist, the vehicle This indicator comes on briefly when will roll downhill immediately when you turn the ignition switch to the It flashes when VSA is active...
  • Page 72 Instrument Panel Indicators IMA System Indicator Low Tire Pressure/ If this happens, pull to the side of the TPMS Indicator road when it is safe, check which tire This indicator normally comes on for has lost pressure, and determine the U.S.
  • Page 73 Instrument Panel Indicators High Temperature Low Temperature Indicator Indicator This indicator shows the This indicator shows the temperature of the engine coolant. It temperature of the engine coolant. If normally comes on when you turn there is no problem, this indicator the ignition switch to the ON (II) comes on when the engine is cold.
  • Page 74 Instrument Panel Indicators If you turn the steering wheel to the Electric Power Steering Door/Hatch Open full left or right position repeatedly (EPS) Indicator Indicator This indicator normally comes on while stopping or driving at very low This indicator comes on red if any when you turn the ignition switch to speed, you may feel slightly harder door or the hatch lid is not closed...
  • Page 75 Instrument Panel Indicators Turn Signal and Lights On Indicator Cruise Main Indicator Hazard Warning This indicator reminds you that the Indicators On LX and EX models The left or right turn signal indicator exterior lights are on. It comes on This indicator comes on when you when the light switch is in either the blinks when you signal a lane change...
  • Page 76 Instrument Panel Indicators Low Fuel Indicator System Message Security System Indicator Indicator On LX and EX models This indicator comes on when there is a system message on the multi- information display. Press the INFO button on the steering wheel (see page ) to see the message (see page...
  • Page 77 Instrument Panel Indicators ECON Mode Indicator This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. When you turn the econ mode on by pressing the ECON button with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, this indicator will come on.
  • Page 78: Gauges

    Gauges Speedometer/Ambient Meter This shows your speed in kilometers SPEEDOMETER/AMBIENT METER per hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph) depending on the selected speedometer display. You can switch the display between km/h and mph (see page The speedometer also has an CHARGE/ASSIST GAUGE TACHOMETER FUEL GAUGE...
  • Page 79 Gauges Sel/Reset Knob Km/Mile Change Knob Fuel Gauge This shows how much fuel you have. It may show slightly more or less than the actual amount. The needle returns to the bottom after you turn off the ignition. Avoid driving with an extremely low f uel level.
  • Page 80 Gauges You can also check the status of the Charge/Assist Gauge IMA system function on the multi- information display (see page IMA ASSIST GAUGE If the IMA battery is too hot or too cold, the IMA system limits the IMA battery’s output power to protect the battery.
  • Page 81: Multi-Information Display

    Multi-Information Display The multi-information display in the Normal Display Messages instrument panel displays various information and messages when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) ECON is On. ECON is Off. position. Some of the messages help you operate your vehicle more comfortably.
  • Page 82 Multi-Information Display SEL/RESET BUTTON INFO BUTTONS ( / ) INFO ( / ) BUTTON SEL/RESET BUTTON U.S. model is shown. LX and EX models Insight model The multi-information display With the ignition switch in the ON changes to the blank display shown (II) position, the multi-information above several seconds after you turn display changes as shown on page...
  • Page 83 Multi-Information Display In the multi-information display, the In the normal display mode, the system message is also displayed upper and middle segments display (see page ) and you can trip computer information, such as MIDDLE UPPER SEGMENT customize your vehicle control SEGMENT fuel economy or average speed.
  • Page 84 Multi-Information Display HFL (See page 87) Eco Guide Feedback Average Fuel Monitor Economy Record Trip Computer (See page 81) (See page 81) (See page 81) IMA System Power Flow Monitor/ Engine Oil Life IMA Battery Level (See page 80) Indicator (See page 84/85) Outside Temperature (See page 80)
  • Page 85 Multi-Information Display Odometer Trip Meter When you reset Trip A, average fuel economy A is reset at the same time. When you reset Trip B, average fuel TRIP METER A TRIP METER B economy B is reset. Canada U.S. In the customizing mode, you can set Trip A and average fuel economy A to reset when you refuel your vehicle (see page...
  • Page 86 Multi-Information Display The temperature sensor is in the Outside Temperature Engine Oil Life front bumper. The temperature reading can be affected by heat ENGINE OIL LIFE reflection from the road surface, U.S. Canada engine heat, and the exhaust from surrounding traffic. This can cause an incorrect temperature reading when your vehicle speed is under 19 mph (30 km/h).
  • Page 87 Multi-Information Display Eco Guide Feedback Monitor Average Fuel Economy Records Trip Computer Indicators in the trip computer show: U.S. Canada ECO-DRIVE SCORE DISPLAY Average Fuel Economy LATEST Instant Fuel Economy AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY Range Elapsed Time Average Vehicle Speed ACCELERATION DECELERATION MONITOR MONITOR...
  • Page 88 Multi-Information Display Instant Fuel Economy Average Fuel Economy A/B U.S. Canada U.S. AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY A INSTANT FUEL ECONOMY Canada AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY B The average fuel economy will be Mile indication (U.S. models) Average Fuel Economy A : This shows your vehicle’s instant : This shows your vehicle’s average reset when you reset the trip meter, fuel economy in mpg.
  • Page 89 Multi-Information Display RANGE ELAPSED TIME AVG. SPEED This shows the estimated distance This shows the accumulated This shows the average speed you you can travel on the fuel remaining traveling time since you last reset it. are traveling in miles per hour (mph) in the fuel tank.
  • Page 90 Multi-Information Display IMA System Power Flow Monitor Descriptions Example Powering Status The table in the next column shows Only IMA motor is the basic monitoring display POWER FLOW powering the vehicle and examples and their descriptions. IMA battery is discharging. ENGINE OPERATION IMA motor is assisting the...
  • Page 91 Multi-Information Display IMA Battery Level Indicator IMA BATTERY LEVEL INDICATOR Level 0 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Lowest Highest level of level of state of state of charge charge LEVEL READING The IMA battery level indicator The position of the battery level The battery level reading may drop shows you the state of charge of the...
  • Page 92 Multi-Information Display Since the level is not read directly, This correction of the battery level On vehicle with paddle shifters The IMA battery is charged at a small sensing errors can, over time, gauge is normal and does not higher rate when the transmission is cause the gauge to read higher than indicate a problem.
  • Page 93 Multi-Information Display Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To use the system, your cell phone and the HFL system must be linked. Not all cell phones are compatible with this system. Refer to page for instructions on how to link your cell phone to HFL and how to receive or make phone calls, or visit the handsfreelink.com website.
  • Page 94 Multi-Information Display The system message(s) triggers the To switch the message(s) before 5 System Messages appropriate indicator(s) on the seconds have elapsed, press the instrument panel, including the INFO ( / ) button on the steering SYSTEM MESSAGE INDICATOR system message indicator, to come wheel.
  • Page 95 Multi-Information Display U.S. See page See page See page Canada See page See page See page See page See page See page See page See page U.S. See page See page See page Canada See page See page CONTINUED...
  • Page 96 Multi-Information Display See page See page See page See page See page U.S. See page See page See page only U.S. See page See page See page only See page See page See page Canada only See page See page See page...
  • Page 97 Multi-Information Display Customized Settings If you turn the ignition switch to the If you want to change any vehicle ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) control settings, select CHG position, or move the shift lever out SETTING, then press the SEL/ of Park, the display will change to RESET button.
  • Page 98 Multi-Information Display Group Setup Menu Item Description Setting Option Page METER SETUP LANGUAGE SELECTION Changes the language used in the display. ENGLISH (P.96) FRENCH SPANISH ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. Changes the outside temperature reading above or 5°F 0°F 5°F DISPLAY below its current reading. (U.S.) 3°C 0°C...
  • Page 99 Multi-Information Display Group Setup Menu Item Description Setting Option Page DOOR SETUP AUTO DOOR LOCK Changes when the doors automatically lock. SHIFT FROM P (P.108) WITH VEH SPD AUTO DOOR UNLOCK Changes when the doors automatically unlock. SHIFT TO P DRIVER DOOR / IGN OFF ALL DOORS...
  • Page 100 Multi-Information Display Each time you press the INFO ( / Customize Settings 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 101 Multi-Information Display NORMAL DISPLAY U.S. METER SETUP See page 96 Canada LIGHTING SETUP See page 104 DOOR SETUP See page 108 : Press and hold the INFO ( / ) button. : Press the SEL/RESET button. : Press the INFO button : Press the INFO button...
  • Page 102 Multi-Information Display Meter Setup Here are the four custom settings for the meter setup: LANGUAGE SELECTION ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY TRIP A RESET with REFUEL ELAPSED TIME RESET DISPLAY KM/MILES METER COLOR CHANGE See page See page 99 See page 97 See page 98 While ‘‘METER SETUP’’...
  • Page 103 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 customizable item screen.
  • Page 104 Multi-Information Display Adjust Outside Temp. Display U.S. models Canadian models U.S. models Canadian models 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 105 Multi-Information Display Trip A Reset With Refuel To cause Trip A and average fuel for Press the SEL/RESET button to see When your selection is successfully trip A to reset every time you refuel the selections. completed, the display changes as your vehicle, follow these shown above, and then goes back to instructions:...
  • Page 106 Multi-Information Display Elapsed Time Reset There are three elapsed time reset choices you can make: IGN OFF The elapsed time is reset when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. TRIP A The elapsed time is reset when Trip A is reset.
  • Page 107 Multi-Information Display If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ Display Km/Miles message appears, go back to ‘‘ELAPSED TIME RESET’’ and repeat the procedure again. When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as To change the displayed shown above, and then goes back to measurement in the trip computer the customizable item screen.
  • Page 108 Multi-Information Display AUTO: When you press the km/mile change knob in the instrument panel to switch the speedometer reading between miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h), the displayed measurement in the trip computer and trip information, also switches to kilometers or miles depending on the selected speedometer reading.
  • Page 109 Multi-Information Display Meter Color Change You can turn the ambient meter Press the SEL/RESET button to see When your selection is successfully feature on or off (see page the selections. completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to You can choose this item to Select ON or OFF by pressing the the customizable item screen.
  • Page 110 Multi-Information Display Lighting Setup There is one custom setting for the lighting setup: See page INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY While ‘‘LIGHTING SETUP’’ is shown, press the SEL/RESET button to enter the customize mode. Each time you press the INFO ( / See page ) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 111 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. To change how long the selections. completed, the display changes as the lights stay on before they fade shown above, and then goes back to out, follow these instructions: Select the desired setting (15sec,...
  • Page 112 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 113 Multi-Information Display When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customizable item screen. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY’’ and repeat the procedure again.
  • Page 114 Multi-Information Display Door Setup Here are the five custom settings for the door setup: AUTO DOOR LOCK AUTO DOOR UNLOCK DOOR LOCK MODE KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT SECURITY RELOCK TIMER See page See page See page While ‘‘DOOR SETUP’’ is shown, press the SEL/RESET button to enter the customize mode.
  • Page 115 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 VEHICLE SPEED The doors lock when the vehicle speed reaches about 10 mph (about 16 km/h).
  • Page 116 Multi-Information Display If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ Auto Door Unlock message appears, go back to ‘‘AUTO There are five possible settings you DOOR LOCK’’ and repeat the can choose from: procedure again. DRIVER DOOR WITH SHIFT TO P The driver’s door unlocks when you move the shift lever to Park with the brake pedal depressed.
  • Page 117 Multi-Information Display DRIVER DOOR WITH IGN OFF The driver’s door unlocks when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. ALL DOORS WITH IGN OFF the doors unlock when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position.
  • Page 118 Multi-Information Display Door Lock Mode If you choose ‘‘ALL DOORS With When your selection is successfully IGN OFF,’’ you will see the above completed, the display changes as To select whether the driver’s or all display. shown above, and then goes back to doors unlock when you unlock the the customizable item screen.
  • Page 119 Multi-Information Display If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE’’ and repeat the procedure again. Press the SEL/RESET button to When your selection is successfully enter the selecting mode. completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to Select the desired setting by the customizable item screen.
  • Page 120 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 hatch are locked and the security system has set (see page ).
  • Page 121 Multi-Information Display Security Relock Timer If you unlock the doors with the remote transmitter, but do not open any of the doors within 30 seconds, the doors and the hatch, automatically relock, and the security system sets. You can change this relock time from 30 seconds to 60 or 90 seconds.
  • Page 122 Multi-Information Display If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘SECURITY RELOCK TIMER’’ and repeat the procedure again. Press the SEL/RESET button to When your selection is successfully enter the selecting mode. completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to Select the desired setting by the customizable item screen.
  • Page 123 Multi-Information Display DEFAULT ALL 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 then press the SEL/RESET button.
  • Page 124: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    Controls Near the Steering Wheel INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS CONTROL KNOB WINDSHIELD CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.224) WIPERS/WASHERS (P.124) MULTI-INFORMATION BUTTONS (P.76) (P.119) HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS (P.120) MIRROR CONTROLS NAVIGATION SYSTEM / (P.147) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.170) REMOTE AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS (P.219) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRROR VEHICLE STABILITY (P.126/148)
  • Page 125: 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, and The wipers are not activated.
  • Page 126: Turn Signals And Headlights

    Windshield Wipers and Washers, Turn Signals and Headlights Rotate the switch Rear Window Wiper and Washer Turn Signals and Headlights counterclockwise also to spray the window washer and turn the wiper When you shift the transmission to the reverse position with the front windshield wiper activated, the rear wiper operates automatically even if the rear wiper switch is off.
  • Page 127 Turn Signals and Headlights Turn Signal Push down on the Headlights Turning the switch to High Beams Push the left lever left lever to signal a left turn and up the ‘‘ ’’ position turns on the forward until you hear a click. The to signal a right turn.
  • Page 128 Headlights Even with the automatic lighting On EX models AUTO The automatic lighting feature turned on, we recommend feature turns on the headlights, all that you turn on the lights manually other exterior lights, and the when driving at night or in a dense instrument panel lights when it fog, or when you enter dark areas senses low ambient light.
  • Page 129: Daytime Running Lights

    Headlights Daytime Running Lights With the headlight switch off or in position, the high beam headlights and the high beam indicator come on with reduced brightness when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position and release the parking brake.
  • Page 130: Instrument Panel Brightness

    Instrument Panel Brightness To reduce glare at night, the instrument panel illumination dims when you turn the light switch to the position. Turning the knob to the right until you hear a tone will cancel the reduced brightness. The instrument panel will illuminate with reduced brightness when you unlock and open the driver’s door.
  • Page 131: Hazard Warning Button

    Instrument Panel Brightness, Hazard Warning Button If you do not insert the key in the Hazard Warning Button ignition switch after opening the HAZARD WARNING BUTTON driver’s door, the illumination turns off about 30 seconds after you close the door. If you insert the key but do not turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the illumination turns off in...
  • Page 132: Rear Window Defogger

    Rear Window Defogger The defogger will shut itself off U.S. EX models and all Canadian models within about 10 to 30 minutes Pushing this button also turns the according to the outside temperature mirror heaters on or off. For more (over 32°F, 0°C).
  • Page 133: Econ Button

    ECON Button Press the ECON button to activate the ECON mode. ECON ON will be ECON MODE INDICATOR displayed on the multi-information display and the ECON mode indicator will illuminate in the instrument panel. Press the ECON button again to turn it off. ECON OFF will appear on the multi- information display.
  • Page 134: Steering Wheel Adjustments

    Steering Wheel Adjustments Make any steering wheel Push the lever forward fully to adjustments before you start driving. lock the steering wheel in position. Make sure the lever is positioned securely at the bottom of the To adjust steering column as shown. Adjusting the steering wheel position while driving may Make sure you have securely...
  • Page 135: Keys And Locks

    They will not get a lost key replaced. Use only work to start the engine if the circuits are damaged. Honda-approved key blanks. Protect the keys from direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity. Do not drop the keys or set heavy objects on them.
  • Page 136: Immobilizer System

    Immobilizer System The immobilizer system protects If the system repeatedly does not As required by the FCC: your vehicle from theft. If an recognize the coding of your key, This device complies with Part 15 of the improperly coded key (or other contact your dealer.
  • Page 137: Ignition Switch

    Ignition Switch LOCK (0) You can insert or ACCESSORY (I) You can remove the key only in this position. operate the audio system and the To turn the key, the shift lever must accessory power sockets in this be in Park, and you must push the position.
  • Page 138 Ignition Switch This is the normal key Use this position ON (II) START (III) position when driving. Several of the only to start the engine. The switch indicators on the instrument panel returns to the ON (II) position when come on as a test when you turn the you let go of the key.
  • Page 139: Door Locks

    Door Locks All doors and the hatch can be MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH LOCK TAB locked from the outside by using the To unlock Lock key in the driver’s door. To unlock only the driver’s door, insert the key, turn it clockwise, and release it. The remaining doors and the hatch Unlock unlock when you turn the key a...
  • Page 140: Childproof Door Locks

    Door Locks To lock any passenger’s door when Childproof Door Locks Lockout Prevention getting out of the vehicle, pull the If you forget and leave the key in the lock tab rearward and close the door. ignition switch, lockout prevention To lock the driver’s door, remove the will not allow you to lock the driver’s Unlock...
  • Page 141: Remote Transmitter

    Remote Transmitter On LX and EX models The ceiling light and the door LOCK BUTTON If you press the LOCK button twice activated spotlights come on when within 5 seconds, you will hear a you press the UNLOCK button if the horn to verify that the security lights are in the door activated position.
  • Page 142 Remote Transmitter PANIC Press and hold this Replacing the Transmitter Remote Transmitter Care button for about 1 second to attract Avoid dropping or throwing the Battery attention; the horn will sound, and transmitter. If it takes several pushes on the the exterior lights will flash for about button to lock or unlock the doors, 30 seconds.
  • Page 143 Remote Transmitter COIN KEYPAD BATTERY SCREW To replace the battery: Place a cloth on the edge of the Remove the old battery and note Remove the screw at the base of keypad to prevent scratches, and the polarity. Make sure the the transmitter with a small remove the upper half by carefully polarity of the new battery is the...
  • Page 144 Remote Transmitter An improperly disposed of battery As required by the FCC: can hurt the environment. This device complies with Part 15 of the Always confirm local regulations for FCC rules. Operation is subject to the battery disposal. following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including...
  • Page 145: Hatch

    Hatch The hatch will lock or unlock when INNER HANDLE you lock/unlock the driver’s door with the key, the remote transmitter, the master door lock switch, or the lock tab on the driver’s door. To unlock the hatch, turn the key clockwise twice, push the rear of the master door lock switch, or push UNLOCK twice on the remote...
  • Page 146: Unlocking The Hatch

    Hatch Unlocking the Hatch COVER Unlock RELEASE LEVER If the power door lock system cannot Push the release lever to the lower unlock the hatch, unlock it manually. left as shown, and push the hatch to open it. Place a cloth on the top side of the cover to prevent scratches, then use If you need to unlock the hatch a small flat-tip screwdriver to remove...
  • Page 147: Seats

    Seats Front Seat Adjustments Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment See pages for important safety information and warnings about how to properly position seats and seat-backs. Make all adjustments before you start driving. To change the seat-back angle of the front seat, pull up the lever on the The height of your driver’s seat is outside of the seat bottom.
  • Page 148: Head Restraints

    Seats Head Restraints Front Position CUSHION See page for important safety information and a warning about improperly positioning head restraints. Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all seating positions to help protect you and your passengers from the likelihood of whiplash and other injuries.
  • Page 149 Seats Removing the Head Restraint Rear Center Position Rear Outer Position To remove a head restraint for CUSHION CUSHION cleaning or repair, pull it up as far as it will go. Push the release button, then pull the restraint out of the seat- back.
  • Page 150 When reinstalling a head restraint, inspected by a Honda dealer. put the legs back in place. Then adjust it to the appropriate height while pressing the release button.
  • Page 151: Folding The Rear Seats Down

    LEVER seats. Only use genuine Honda Unlock the seat-back by pulling up replacement head restraints. Lower the rear head restraints to the release lever on the outer side their lowest positions.
  • Page 152: Armrest

    Seats Reverse this procedure to return the Make sure all items in the cargo area Armrest seat-back to the upright position. Pull are secured. Loose items can fly on the seat-back to make sure it is forward and cause injury if you have latched.
  • Page 153: Mirrors

    Mirrors Adjusting the Power Mirrors Push the appropriate edge of the adjustment switch to move the mirror right, left, up, or down. When you finish, move the SELECTOR selector switch to the center (off) SWITCH position. This turns the adjustment switch off to keep your ADJUSTMENT settings.
  • Page 154: Power Mirror Heaters

    Mirrors Power Mirror Heaters This heated mirror function has a timer (see page HEATED MIRROR BUTTON On U.S. EX models and all Canadian models The outside mirrors are heated to remove fog and frost. With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, turn on the heaters by pressing the rear window defogger button.
  • Page 155: Power Windows

    Power Windows AUTO To open or close the MAIN SWITCH driver’s window, push or pull the Closing a power window on window switch firmly down or up to the second detent, and release it. someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury. The window will automatically go down or up all the way.
  • Page 156 Power Windows When you push the main switch in, If the driver’s AUTO REVERSE the indicator comes on and the window senses any obstacle while it passengers’ windows cannot be is closing automatically, it will raised or lowered. Use the main reverse direction, and then stop.
  • Page 157: Parking Brake

    Parking Brake If you drive without releasing the PARKING BRAKE LEVER parking brake, a beeper will sound, and you will also see a ‘‘RELEASE PARKING BRAKE’’ message on the multi-information display. Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and hubs.
  • Page 158: Interior Convenience Items

    Interior Convenience Items COAT HOOK USB ADAPTER VANITY MIRROR SUN VISOR CABLE REAR DOOR BEVERAGE HOLDER FRONT DOOR CENTER POCKET POCKET CARGO AREA COVER GLOVE BOX FLOOR STORAGE COMPARTMENT AUXILIARY INPUT JACK/ ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET CENTER CONSOLE UNDER FLOOR SEAT-BACK CARGO AREA COMPARTMENT STORAGES...
  • Page 159: Cargo Area Cover

    Interior Convenience Items Cargo Area Cover To retract the cover, slip the rods out of the hooks and guide the cover so it rolls back fully into its housing. Do not store parcels on the cargo area cover. The cover may break if weight is placed on it.
  • Page 160 Interior Convenience Items To reinstall the cargo area cover Storing the Cargo Area Cover housing unit, place one end of the unit in the holder on the side panel, CARGO AREA COVER then push it into the side panel slightly and insert the other end into its holder.
  • Page 161: Under Floor Storages

    Interior Convenience Items Under Floor Storages Floor Storage Compartments CARGO AREA STORAGES CARGO FLOOR STRAP COVER Store the cover in its holders as To open the cargo floor, fold the To use the storage compartment shown in the illustration above. cargo floor forward.
  • Page 162: Beverage Holders

    Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders FRONT FRONT REAR BEVERAGE BEVERAGE HOLDERS HOLDERS BEVERAGE HOLDERS Insight model and Canadian LX model EX model Insight model and LX model Be careful when you are using the beverage holders. A spilled liquid that is very hot can scald you or your passengers.
  • Page 163: Accessory Power Socket

    Interior Convenience Items Accessory Power Socket It will not power an automotive type Console Compartment cigarette lighter element. Make sure to put the socket cover back in place to prevent any small foreign objects from getting into the socket. LEVER Your vehicle has an accessory power On EX and U.S.
  • Page 164: Glove Box

    Interior Convenience Items Glove Box Center Tray An open glove box can cause PARTITION serious injury to your passenger in a crash, even if the passenger is wearing the seat belt. Always keep the glove box closed while driving. Open the glove box by pulling the There is a tray in the front of the handle to the left.
  • Page 165: Center Pockets

    Interior Convenience Items Center Pockets KNOB Push On EX models On all models To open the center pocket, press the To open the center pocket, push on release button. The lid will unlatch the knob. To close it, push the lid up and swing up.
  • Page 166: Coat Hook

    Interior Convenience Items Coat Hook Sun Visors Vanity Mirror COAT HOOK EX model is shown. To use a coat hook, slide it out To use the sun visor, pull it down. On U.S. EX models and Canadian slightly, then pull it down. You can also use the sun visor at the models side window.
  • Page 167: Interior Lights

    Interior Lights Ceiling Light After all doors are closed tightly, the Spotlights light dims slightly, then fades out in DOOR ACTIVATED POSITION about 30 seconds. SPOTLIGHTS The ceiling light (with the switch in the center position) comes on when you remove the key from the ignition switch.
  • Page 168 Interior Lights Cargo Area Light SPOTLIGHTS Push Push U.S. LX model CARGO AREA LIGHT Your vehicle has a cargo area light on the left side panel of the cargo area. It comes on when you open the hatch.
  • Page 169 Features The climate control system in your Climate Control System ....164 vehicle provides a comfortable Audio System ........ . 170 driving environment in all weather Insight model conditions. Playing the AM/FM Radio ... 171 Playing a Disc ........
  • Page 170: Climate Control System

    Climate Control System FAN CONTROL BAR AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON MODE CONTROL BUTTON TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL FRESH AIR BUTTON RECIRCULATION BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRRORS BUTTON WINDSHIELD DEFROST BUTTON U.S. EX model and Canadian models REAR WINDOW ON/OFF BUTTON DEFOGGER BUTTON...
  • Page 171 Climate Control System Voice Control System Using Automatic Climate Control During the auto idle stop, the air The automatic climate control conditioning system will be turned On models with navigation system The climate control system for your system in your vehicle maintains the off.
  • Page 172 Climate Control System When you set the temperature to its Semi-automatic Operation ON/OFF Button lower limit ( ) or its upper limit Each time you press this button, the You can manually select various ), the system runs at full climate control system switches functions of the climate control cooling or heating only.
  • Page 173 Climate Control System Air Conditioning (A/C) Button Recirculation Button Rear Window Defogger Button This button turns the air When the recirculation indicator is This button turns the rear window conditioning on and off. You will see on, air from the vehicle’s interior is defogger on and off (see page A/C ON or A/C OFF in the display.
  • Page 174 Climate Control System To remove fog from the inside of the Mode Control Windshield Defroster Button Use the mode control button to This button directs the main airflow windows, set as follows: select the vents the air flows from. to the windshield for faster Some air will flow from the defrosting.
  • Page 175 Climate Control System Sunlight, Temperature, and Humidity Sensors SUNLIGHT SENSOR Insight model and LX model EX models SUNLIGHT SENSOR TEMPERATURE/HUMIDITY SENSOR To regulate the interior temperature and humidity, the climate control system has two sensors. A sunlight sensor is located in the top of the dashboard and a temperature/ humidity sensor is next to the steering column.
  • Page 176: Audio System

    Audio System An audio system is standard on all Insight model LX and EX models without models. Read the appropriate pages navigation system (as shown below) to use your vehicle’s audio system. For Insight model, see pages through For LX and EX models without navigation system, see pages through For EX model with navigation...
  • Page 177: Playing The Am/Fm Radio

    Playing the AM/FM Radio (Insight model) BUTTON BUTTON POWER/ TUNE KNOB VOLUME KNOB A.SEL/SCAN SEEK/SKIP BAR PRESET BUTTONS...
  • Page 178 Playing the AM/FM Radio (Insight model) The scan function samples To Play the AM/FM Radio To Select a Station SCAN 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 179 Playing the AM/FM Radio (Insight 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 180 Playing the AM/FM Radio (Insight model) Adjusts the volume level Adjusting the Sound Speed-sensitive Volume Press the SOUND (TUNE) knob based on the vehicle speed. Compensation (SVC) repeatedly to display the BASS, The SVC mode controls the volume TREBLE, FADER, BALANCE, and Each mode is shown in the display as based on vehicle speed.
  • Page 181: Playing A Disc

    Playing a Disc (Insight model) CD/AUX EJECT RANDOM BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON LOAD INDICATOR POWER/VOLUME TUNE KNOB KNOB A.SEL/SCAN SEEK/SKIP BAR DISP BUTTON...
  • Page 182 Playing a Disc (Insight model) This audio system can also play Depending on the software the files To Play a Disc To load or play a disc, the ignition CD-Rs and CD-RWs compressed in were made with, it may not be switch must be in the ACCESSORY MP3 or WMA formats.
  • Page 183 Playing a Disc (Insight model) To Load a Disc Text Data Display Function The display shows up to 10 Insert a disc about halfway into the Each time you press the DISP button, characters of selected text data (the disc slot. The drive will pull the disc the display shows you the text data folder name, file name, etc.).
  • Page 184 Playing a Disc (Insight model) You will also see some text data When playing a CD-DA with text To Change or Select Tracks/Files under these conditions: data, the album and track name are You can use the SEEK/SKIP bar shown in the display. With a disc in while a disc is playing to select When a new folder, file, or track is MP3 or WMA, the display shows the...
  • Page 185 Playing a Disc (Insight 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, turn the when activated, replays all files in tracks within a disc (the files in MP3 TUNE knob to move to the the selected folder in the order they...
  • Page 186 Playing a Disc (Insight 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 on the selected folder in random the order they are recorded on the...
  • Page 187 Playing a Disc (Insight 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 but do not remove it from the slot, off the ignition switch, the disc will stay in the drive.
  • Page 188: Disc Player Error Messages

    Disc Player Error Messages (Insight model) If you see an error message in the Error Message Cause Solution display while playing a disc, find the cause in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error message, take Track/File format not Current track will be skipped.
  • Page 189: Playing The Fm/Am Radio

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model and EX model without navigation system) BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS BUTTON VOL/SELECT KNOB A.SEL BUTTON FM/AM BUTTON SCAN BUTTON SEEK BUTTON SEEK BUTTON BUTTON...
  • Page 190 Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model and EX model without navigation system) Use the SEEK button to The SEEK function To Play the FM/AM Radio TUNE SEEK The ignition switch must be in the tune to a desired frequency. Press searches up and down from the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.
  • Page 191 Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model and EX model without navigation system) Preset Each preset button can AUTO SELECT If you are You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed after store one frequency on AM and two traveling and can no longer receive pressing a preset button if auto frequencies on FM.
  • Page 192 Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model and EX model without navigation system) If the station you are listening to is Radio Data System (RDS) On the FM band, you can select a not an RDS station, the display favorite station and display the continues to show the frequency program service name provided by with the PS name display function on.
  • Page 193 Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model and EX model without navigation system) Radio Data System (RDS) Category ALL PTY: All RDS category stations Press button to ROCK: Rock, classic rock and soft select an RDS category. The display rock music shows the selected RDS category COUNTRY: Country music name for about 10 seconds.
  • Page 194 Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model and EX model without navigation system) If the system does not find a station, RDS Program Search RDS Program SCAN This function searches a frequency The scan function samples all ‘‘NOTHING’’ blinks for about five for a strong signal from the stations with strong signals on the seconds, then the system goes back...
  • Page 195 Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model and EX model without navigation system) Adjusting the Sound Adjusts the volume level Audio System Lighting Press the sound ( ) button to based on the vehicle speed. You can use the instrument panel select an appropriate setting: bass, brightness control knob to adjust the treble, fader, balance, and SVC...
  • Page 196: Playing A Disc

    Playing a Disc (LX model and EX model without navigation system) BUTTON EJECT BUTTON BUTTON CD BUTTON DISC SLOT RDM BUTTON TITLE BUTTON RPT BUTTON SCAN BUTTON SEEK BUTTON SEEK BUTTON BUTTON...
  • Page 197 Playing a Disc (LX model and EX model without navigation system) To Play a Disc This audio system can also play If you have a disc that is a You operate the in-dash disc player CD-Rs and CD-RWs compressed in combination of CD-DA tracks and with the same controls used for the MP3 or WMA formats.
  • Page 198 Playing a Disc (LX model and EX model without navigation system) The display shows up to 16 To Load a Disc Text Data Display Function Insert a disc about halfway into the Each time you press the TITLE characters of selected text data (the disc slot.
  • Page 199 Playing a Disc (LX model and EX model without navigation system) If you press and hold the TITLE To Change or Select Tracks/Files SEEK/SKIP Each time you button again, the display shows the You can use the SEEK button while press and release the side, the first 15 characters again.
  • Page 200 Playing a Disc (LX model and EX model without navigation system) In MP3/WMA mode In MP3/WMA mode In MP3/WMA mode FOLDER SELECTION FOLDER-REPEAT This feature, FOLDER-RANDOM This select a different folder, press the when activated, replays all the files feature, when activated, plays the button.
  • Page 201 Playing a Disc (LX model and EX model without navigation system) SCAN The SCAN function In MP3/WMA mode To Stop Playing a Disc samples all the tracks on the disc in FOLDER-SCAN This feature, Press the eject button ( ) to the order they are recorded on the when activated, samples the first file remove the disc.
  • Page 202: Disc Player Error Messages

    Disc Player Error Messages (LX model and EX model without navigation system) 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...
  • Page 203: Playing An Ipod

    Playing an iPod (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) AUX BUTTON iPod INDICATOR USB INDICATOR BUTTON BUTTON RDM BUTTON TITLE BUTTON RPT BUTTON SEEK (SKIP ) BUTTON SEEK (SKIP ) BUTTON BUTTON...
  • Page 204 Playing an iPod (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) To Play an iPod iPod models confirmed to be NOTE: This audio system can play the audio compatible with your audio system Do not connect your iPod using a files on the iPod with the same using the USB adapter cable are: hub.
  • Page 205 Playing an iPod (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) Connecting an iPod If the iPod indicator does not appear in the audio display, check the USB CONNECTOR connections, and try to reconnect the iPod a few times. USB ADAPTER CABLE If the audio system still does not...
  • Page 206 Playing an iPod (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) The display shows up to 16 Text Data Display Function To Change or Select Files Each time you press the TITLE characters of the selected data. If the Use the SKIP button while an iPod is button the display mode switches text data has more than 16...
  • Page 207 Playing an iPod (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) The display shows items on the To Select Repeat or Shuffle Mode: selected list. Turn the VOL/ You can select any type of repeat and SELECT knob to select an item, then shuffle mode by using the RPT press the VOL/SELECT knob to set button or the RDM button.
  • Page 208 Playing an iPod (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) This feature If you reconnect the same iPod, the SHUFFLE ALBUM To Stop Playing Your iPod plays all available albums in a To play the radio when an iPod is system may begin playing where it selected list (playlists, artists, albums playing, press the FM/AM button.
  • Page 209: Ipod Error Messages

    iPod Error Messages (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) If you see an error message on the Error Message Cause Solution audio display while playing an iPod, find the solution in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error USB ERROR USB ROM Error There is a problem with the USB adapter unit.
  • Page 210: Playing A Usb Flash Memory Device

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) BUTTON USB INDICATOR AUX BUTTON BUTTON VOL/SELECT BUTTON RDM BUTTON TITLE BUTTON RPT BUTTON SEEK (SKIP SEEK (SKIP BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON...
  • Page 211 Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) To Play a USB Flash Memory The audio system reads and plays The recommended USB flash Device the audio files on the USB flash memory devices are 256 MB or This audio system can operate the memory device in MP3, WMA or higher, and formatted with the FAT...
  • Page 212 Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) Do not keep a USB flash memory Depending on the software the NOTE: Do not use a device such as a card device in the vehicle. Direct files were made with, it may not be reader or hard drive as the device sunlight and high heat will damage...
  • Page 213 Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) Connecting a USB Flash Memory When the USB flash memory device is connected, the USB indicator is Device shown in the display. USB CONNECTOR USB ADAPTER CABLE USB ADAPTER CABLE Unclip the USB connector by Connect the USB flash memory...
  • Page 214 Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) FOLDER SELECTION Text Data Display Function To Change or Select Files Each time you press the TITLE select a different folder, press the Use the SKIP button while a USB button, the display mode shows you button or button.
  • Page 215 Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) To Select a File from Folder and File Pressing the button goes back To Select Repeat, Random or Scan to the previous display and pressing Lists Mode: the TITLE button cancels this...
  • Page 216 Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) This feature This feature This feature plays all REPEAT FOLDER REPEAT RANDOM continuously plays a file. To activate replays all the files in the selected the files in random order.
  • Page 217 Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) FOLDER RANDOM This SCAN This feature samples all FOLDER SCAN This feature feature plays the files in the current files in the current folder in the samples the first file in each folder in folder in random order.
  • Page 218 Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) To Stop Playing a USB Flash Disconnecting a USB Flash Memory Memory Device Device To play the radio when a USB flash You can disconnect the USB flash memory device is playing, press the memory device at any time even if FM/AM button.
  • Page 219: Usb Flash Memory Device Error Messages

    USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages (U.S. LX model and EX model without navigation system) If you see an error message on the Error Message Cause Solution audio display while playing a USB flash memory device, find the solution in the chart to the right. If USB ERROR USB ROM Error There is a problem with the USB adapter unit.
  • Page 220: Fm/Am Radio Reception

    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 221 FM/AM Radio Reception Electrical interference from passing vehicles and stationary sources can cause temporary reception problems. As required by the FCC: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Radio signals, especially on the FM Radio reception can be affected by band, are deflected by large objects...
  • Page 222: 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 223 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 224 Protecting Your Discs Small, irregular shaped discs Discs with scratches, dirty discs Recommended discs are printed with the following logo. 3-inch (8-cm) CD Triangle Shape Audio unit may not play the following formats. Fingerprints, scratches, etc. CD-R or CD-RW may not play due to the recording conditions.
  • Page 225: Remote Audio Controls

    Remote Audio Controls The VOL button adjusts the volume If you are playing a disc, iPod or USB CH BUTTON up ( ) or down ( ). Press the top flash memory device, the system or bottom of the button and hold it skips to the beginning of the next until the desired volume is reached, track (file in MP3, WMA or AAC...
  • Page 226: Auxiliary Input Jack

    Remote Audio Controls, Auxiliary Input Jack In MP3 or WMA mode, you can use Auxiliary Input Jack the seek function to select folders. Press and hold the top ( ) of the CH button until you hear a beep to skip forward to the first file of the next folder.
  • Page 227: Radio Theft Protection

    When it is security code at Owner Link (owners. You need to enter a separate code entered correctly, the radio will start honda.com.) If you lose the Anti- for the navigation system to playing. theft Identification Card before reactivate.
  • Page 228: Setting The Clock

    Setting the Clock (Models without navigation system) To set the time, press the CLOCK Insight model EX model without navigation system button until you hear a beep. The and LX model displayed time begins to blink. CLOCK BUTTON HOUR BUTTON (A.SEL side of the A.SEL/SCAN bar) (PRESET 1) Change the hours by pressing the H...
  • Page 229: Security System

    Security System On LX and EX models The security system does not set if The security system helps to protect the hood, hatch, or any door is not your vehicle and valuables from theft. fully closed. If the system will not set, The horn sounds and a combination check the door and hatch open of headlights, parking lights, side...
  • Page 230: Cruise Control

    Cruise Control Using the Cruise Control Press and release the SET/ On LX and EX models Cruise control allows you to maintain DECEL button on the steering RES/ACCEL a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) wheel. The CRUISE CONTROL CRUISE BUTTON BUTTON without keeping your foot on the...
  • Page 231 Cruise Control Changing the Set Speed You can decrease the set cruising Even with the cruise control turned You can increase the set cruising speed in any of these ways: on, you can still use the accelerator speed in any of these ways: pedal to speed up for passing.
  • Page 232 Cruise Control Canceling Cruise Control Resuming the Set Speed EX models only Tapping either of the paddle shifters When you push the CANCEL button, RES/ACCEL shifts the speed up or down, but does or tap the brake pedal, the system CRUISE BUTTON BUTTON not cancel the cruise control.
  • Page 233: Bluetooth Handsfreelink

    HFL TALK BUTTON capabilities: In the U.S., visit handsfreelink.honda. or call (888) 528-7876. In Canada, visit www.handsfreelink.ca, or call (888) 528-7876. HFL BACK BUTTON HFL Talk button Press and release to give a command or answer a call.
  • Page 234 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) 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- ’’...
  • Page 235 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) Help Features Information Display Some phones may send battery, 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.
  • Page 236 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) 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 233) ‘‘Edit’’ Edit the name of a paired phone (See page 234) Delete a paired phone from the system (See page 234)
  • Page 237 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) ‘‘Redial’’ Redial the last number called (See page 237) ‘‘Transfer’’ Transfer a call from HFL to your phone, or from your phone to HFL (See page 238) ‘‘Mute’’ Mute your voice to the person at the other end of the call (See page 238) ‘‘Send’’...
  • Page 238 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) Apply a security passcode to the system that must be input at each key ‘‘Security’’ (See page 241) cycle to access the system ‘‘Change Passcode’’ Change your security passcode (See page 242) ‘‘System Set how you would like to be notified of an incoming call ‘‘Call Notification’’...
  • Page 239 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) 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.
  • Page 240 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) 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.
  • Page 241 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) 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 242 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) Making a Call To make a call using a name in the To make a call using a phone You can make calls using a name in HFL phonebook: number: the HFL phonebook or any phone Press and release the HFL Talk Press and release the HFL Talk number.
  • Page 243 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) To redial the last number called by Receiving a Call Call Waiting When you receive a call, an incoming If your phone has Call Waiting, press HFL: Press and release the HFL Talk call notification (if activated) will and release the HFL Talk button to button and say ‘‘...
  • Page 244 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) 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 245 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) 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.
  • Page 246 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) 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.
  • Page 247 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) System Setup To set a 4-digit passcode to lock the NOTE: Once a passcode is set, you 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 248 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) 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...
  • Page 249 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (Models without navigation system) To clear the system: Quick Language Selection This operation clears the passcodes, Canadian models only paired phones, all names in the HFL To quickly change the language: phonebook, and all imported Press and release the HFL Talk phonebook data.
  • Page 250 Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of between English and French: following two conditions: (1) This device Press and release the HFL Talk such marks by Honda Motor Co., may not cause harmful interference, and button before a command. Ltd. is under license. Other...
  • Page 251: Before Driving

    Before Driving Before you begin driving your Break-in Period ......246 vehicle, you should know what Fuel Recommendation ....246 gasoline to use and how to check the Service Station Procedures ..247 levels of important fluids. You also Refueling ........
  • Page 252: Break-In Period

    Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation Use of gasoline with these additives Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation Help assure your vehicle’s future Your vehicle is designed to operate may adversely affect performance, reliability and performance by paying on unleaded gasoline with a pump and cause the malfunction indicator extra attention to how you drive octane number of 87 or higher.
  • Page 253: Service Station Procedures

    For further important fuel-related Refueling additives in gasoline vary in the information for your vehicle, or market, Honda endorses the use of information on gasoline that does not FUEL FILL DOOR ‘‘TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline’’ contain MMT, visit Owner Link at where available to help maintain the owners.honda.com...
  • Page 254 Service Station Procedures Stop filling the tank after the fuel nozzle automatically clicks off. Do HOLDER FUEL FILL CAP not try to ‘‘top off’’ the tank. This Gasoline is highly flammable leaves some room in the fuel tank and explosive. You can be for the fuel to expand with burned or seriously injured temperature changes.
  • Page 255: Tighten Fuel Cap Message

    Service Station Procedures Screw the fuel fill cap back on Tighten Fuel Cap Message Turn the engine off, and confirm the until it clicks at least once. If you fuel fill cap is installed. If it is, loosen do not properly tighten the cap, it, then retighten it until it clicks at you will see a ‘‘TIGHTEN FUEL least once.
  • Page 256: Opening And Closing The Hood

    Service Station Procedures If the system still detects a leak in Opening and Closing the Hood the vehicle’s evaporative emissions HOOD RELEASE HANDLE system, the malfunction indicator LATCH lamp (MIL) comes on. If the fuel fill cap was not already tightened, turn the engine off, and check or retighten the fuel fill cap until it clicks at least once.
  • Page 257: Oil Check

    Service Station Procedures To close the hood, lift it up slightly to Oil Check remove the support rod from the GRIP DIPSTICK hole. Put the support rod back into its holding clip. Lower the hood to about a foot (30 cm) above the fender, then let it drop.
  • Page 258: Engine Coolant Check

    Service Station Procedures Refer to Engine Coolant Check Owner’s Maintenance on page for information Checks RESERVE TANK about checking other items on your vehicle. UPPER MARK LOWER MARK Remove the dipstick again, and Look at the coolant level in the check the level.
  • Page 259: Fuel Economy

    Fuel Economy Actual Mileage and EPA Fuel Economy Estimates Comparison. Fuel economy is not a fixed number. Highway MPG City MPG It varies based on driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle condition. Therefore, it is not possible for one set of estimates to predict fuel economy precisely for all drivers in all environments.
  • Page 260 Fuel Economy Fuel Economy Factors Use the recommended viscosity Drive Efficiently The following factors can lower your Rapid motor oil, displaying the API Drive moderately vehicle’s fuel economy: acceleration, abrupt cornering, Certification Seal (see page Aggressive driving (hard and hard braking increase fuel acceleration and braking) consumption.
  • Page 261 Fuel Economy Minimize the use of the air Checking Your Fuel Economy conditioning system The A/C puts an extra load on the engine which makes it use more fuel. Use the fresh-air ventilation when possible. Miles Gallons Miles per driven of fuel Gallon Plan and combine trips...
  • Page 262: Accessories And Modifications

    Be sure electronic accessories do Accessories or killed. Your dealer has Honda accessories not overload electrical circuits that allow you to personalize your (see page ) or interfere with Follow all instructions in this vehicle.
  • Page 263 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 264: Carrying Cargo

    Carrying Cargo Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas: Glove box FLOOR STORAGE DOOR POCKETS CENTER POCKET Door pockets COMPARTMENT Seat-back pockets Under floor storages GLOVE BOX Floor storage compartment Center tray Console compartment Center pocket(s) Cargo area However, carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and...
  • Page 265 Carrying Cargo Load Limits The resulting figure equals the The maximum load for your vehicle available amount of cargo and is 850 lbs (385 kg). Overloading or improper luggage load capacity. For example, if the ‘‘XXX’’ amount loading can affect handling and equals 1,400 lbs.
  • Page 266 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 Max Load 850 lbs Passenger Weight Cargo Weight Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
  • Page 267 Carrying Cargo Carrying Items in the Passenger Carrying Cargo in the Cargo Area If you carry large items that Distribute cargo evenly on the prevent you from closing the Compartment Store or secure all items that could floor of the hatch, placing the hatch, exhaust gas can enter the be thrown around and hurt heaviest items on the bottom and...
  • Page 268 Carrying Cargo Do not spill any liquids over the air Air Intake intake or insert any foreign objects in it. This may damage the IMA battery and the power control unit. AIR INTAKE The air intake for the IMA battery and electronics is located on the rear left pillar.
  • Page 269 Driving This section gives you tips on Preparing to Drive ......264 starting the engine under various Starting the Engine ......265 conditions, and how to operate the Eco Assist System ......266 automatic transmissions (CVT). It Automatic Transmission (CVT) .
  • Page 270: Preparing To Drive

    Preparing to Drive You should do the following checks Check that any items you may be Fasten your seat belt. Check that and adjustments before you drive carrying are stored properly or your passengers have fastened your vehicle. fastened down securely. their seat belts (see page Make sure all windows, mirrors, Check the seat adjustment (see...
  • Page 271: Starting The Engine

    Starting the Engine Apply the parking brake. Starting in Cold Weather In cold weather, the conventional In cold weather, turn off all starter is used instead of the IMA The immobilizer system protects your electrical accessories to reduce system starter. This is normal. vehicle f rom thef t.
  • Page 272: Eco Assist System

    Eco Assist System ECON MODE INDICATOR Ambient Meter ECON BUTTON ECO-drive Result ECO-guide feedback Eco Assist System is a driver The system monitors your driving Your vehicle’s fuel economy may feedback system designed to help style, and can display how it impacts improve more with the ECON mode you develop and maintain a fuel your vehicle’s fuel economy.
  • Page 273 Eco Assist System Eco Guide Feedback During acceleration, the bar Eco Drive Bar Examples extends to the right of the center Driving Style Eco Drive Bar Center Position line. Slow, steady Deceleration Acceleration acceleration - Monitor Monitor During deceleration, the bar maximizes fuel extends to the left of the center economy...
  • Page 274 Eco Assist System Ambient Meter Meter Background Color Fuel Economy AMBIENT METER (Background Color) Green High Blue Green U.S. model is shown. The Ambient Meter (the light behind the speedometer) changes color to show the effects of your driving style. This feature can be Blue turned off (see page...
  • Page 275 Eco Assist System Eco Assist Scoring Real Time Score A point system is used so you can monitor your driving style and the impact on fuel economy. Points are: Accumulated when your driving FIRST STAGE SECOND STAGE THIRD STAGE style is fuel efficient Deducted when your style is not fuel efficient PLANT ICON...
  • Page 276 Eco Assist System The score Drive Cycle Score Drive Cycle Score/Lifetime Points from your just completed trip is TROPHY represented on the Eco Score screen STAGE-UP RECOGNITION by the ‘‘plant’’ icons. ICON Cumulative, or Lifetime Points lifetime trips, which build up over time, represented by a bar graph at the bottom of the Eco Score display.
  • Page 277 Eco Assist System There are three Eco stages, with five Real time scores must accumulate over time to result in a stage change. In order to build lifetime plants per stage. As you accumulate points and advance to the next stage, you need to keep your efficient driving style every time you a specified number of leaves, you make a trip.
  • Page 278 Eco Assist System As you progress to a higher level, the Complete the following steps within Reset the System system monitors your driving style The following procedure clears all 30 seconds: more strictly. As a result, you must leaves and your lifetime points. This Press and release the brake pedal further refine your driving style to procedure must be followed exactly.
  • Page 279: Automatic Transmission (Cvt)

    Automatic Transmission (CVT) Continuously Variable Shift Lever Position Indicators Transmission (CVT) Honda’s Continuously Variable Transmission’s unique design provides a smooth, constant flow of power. It is electronically controlled for more precise operation and better fuel economy. Insight and LX models...
  • Page 280 Automatic Transmission (CVT) Shifting Insight and LX models EX models To shift from: Do this: To shift from: Do this: P to R Press the brake pedal and Press the brake pedal and press the release button. P to R press the release button.
  • Page 281 Automatic Transmission (CVT) Park (P) This position mechani- Reverse (R) Press the brake Drive (D) Use this position for cally locks the transmission. Use pedal and the release button on the your normal driving. The Park whenever you are turning off or front of the shift lever to shift from transmission automatically adjusts to starting the engine.
  • Page 282 Automatic Transmission (CVT) Speed Limiter Insight and LX models EX models Low (L) To shift to Low, press Second (S) To shift into the S When the vehicle reaches the the release button on the front of the position, press the release button on maximum speed in any shift position, shift lever.
  • Page 283 Automatic Transmission (CVT) Shift Lock Release RELEASE BUTTON This allows you to move the shift lever out of Park if the normal method of pushing on the brake pedal and pressing the release button does not work. Set the parking brake. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
  • Page 284: Driving With The Paddle Shifters

    Driving with the Paddle Shifters Using the Paddle Shifters in the D position (D-Paddle Shift Mode) On EX models When you are driving in the D position, pulling either paddle shifter switches from the D-normal shift mode to the D-paddle shift mode. You can shift the transmission up or down through seven-stages manually with the paddle shifters.
  • Page 285 Driving with the Paddle Shifters Downshifting with the (left) The transmission control system To cancel the D-paddle shift mode paddle shifter allows you to increase monitors the accelerator pedal use manually, pull and hold the side the engine braking when going down and your driving conditions.
  • Page 286 Driving with the Paddle Shifters Each time you pull either paddle The automatic transmission (CVT) The transmission downshifts to first shifter, the transmission shifts one will not allow you to shift if: speed and returns to ordinary speed up or down. If you want to automatic transmission (CVT) when shift up or down more than two You downshift before the engine...
  • Page 287 Driving with the Paddle Shifters Using the Paddle Shifters in the S If you keep depressing the ‘‘M’’ INDICATOR position (7-Speed Manual Shift accelerator pedal without pulling the Mode) paddle shifter, the speed will be automatically shifted up just before On EX models With the shift lever in the S position, the tachometer’s red zone.
  • Page 288 Driving with the Paddle Shifters The automatic transmission (CVT) Recommended Shift Points L (Low) mode To shift to Low, will not allow you to shift if: Drive in the highest speed number pull and hold both paddle shifters that lets the engine run and simultaneously until you see L in the You downshift before the engine accelerate smoothly.
  • Page 289: Auto Idle Stop

    Auto Idle Stop To help maximize fuel economy, While the auto idle stop function is The transmission fluid your vehicle has an Auto Idle Stop activated, the auto idle stop indicator temperature is low. function. Depending on in the instrument panel blinks (see environmental conditions and vehicle page The vehicle is stopped with the...
  • Page 290 Auto Idle Stop The engine may not stop The engine automatically restarts The engine coolant temperature automatically under the following when: becomes low. conditions: The brake pedal is released. The pressure on the brake pedal is The ECON button is off, and there repeatedly applied and released is a significant difference between Under the following conditions, the...
  • Page 291 Auto Idle Stop Auto Idle Stop Indicator If the auto idle stop function turns The time that auto idle stop is off the engine for a long time, the activated may be reduced if you charge of the IMA and 12 volt operate the windshield wipers with batteries becomes low, and the the climate control system on.
  • Page 292: Parking

    Parking Always use the parking brake when Parking Tips If the vehicle is facing downhill, you park your vehicle. Make sure turn the front wheels toward the the parking brake is set firmly, or Make sure the windows are closed. curb.
  • Page 293: Braking System

    Braking System Your vehicle is equipped with front Constant application of the brakes Check the brakes after driving disc brakes. The brakes on the rear when going down a long hill builds through deep water. Apply the wheels are drum. A power assist up heat and reduces their brakes moderately to see if they feel helps reduce the effort needed on...
  • Page 294 Braking System Braking System Design The following features are also Brake Pad Wear Indicators The hydraulic system that operates equipped: If the brake pads need replacing, you the brakes has two separate circuits. will hear a distinctive, metallic Each circuit works diagonally across screeching sound when you apply Creep Aid System the vehicle (the left-front brake is...
  • Page 295: Anti-Lock Brakes (Abs)

    Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) The anti-lock brake system (ABS) You should never pump the brake pedal. ABS Indicator helps prevent the wheels from Let the ABS work for you by always locking up, and helps you retain keeping firm, steady pressure on the If this indicator comes on, the anti- steering control by pumping the brake pedal.
  • Page 296 Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) If the ABS indicator and the brake Important Safety Reminders ABS cannot prevent a loss of system indicator come on together, Always steer moderately stability. and the parking brake is fully when you are braking hard. Severe ABS does not reduce the time or released, the EBD system may also or sharp steering wheel movement...
  • Page 297: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Tpms)

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) U.S. models only Low Tire Pressure/ If you think you can safely drive a Your vehicle is equipped with a tire TPMS Indicator short distance to a service station, pressure monitoring system (TPMS) When the low tire pressure/TPMS proceed slowly to the station, then that turns on every time you start the indicator is on, one or more of your...
  • Page 298 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) For example, if you check and fill Although your tire pressure is TPMS System Failure 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 299 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Also, the low tire pressure/TPMS Changing a Tire with TPMS This indicator and the warning indicator begins to flash, then stays If you have a flat tire, the low tire message on the multi-information on (see page pressure/TPMS indicator will come display will go off, after several miles on.
  • Page 300 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Never use a puncture-repairing agent As required by the FCC: in a flat tire. If used, you will have to This device complies with Part 15 of the replace the tire pressure sensor. FCC rules. Operation is subject to the Have the flat tire repaired by your following two conditions: (1) This device dealer as soon as possible.
  • Page 301: Vehicle Stability Assist (Vsa ), Aka Electronic Stability Control (Esc), System

    Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA ), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System The vehicle stability assist (VSA) VSA OFF Indicator The VSA system indicator will also system helps to stabilize the vehicle come on when there is a problem in during cornering if the vehicle turns When VSA is off, the VSA OFF the hill start assist system.
  • Page 302 Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA ), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System VSA OFF Switch VSA is turned on every time you On U.S. models If the low tire pressure/TPMS start the engine, even if you turned it indicator comes on (see page off the last time you drove the or the multi-information display vehicle.
  • Page 303: Hill Start Assist System

    Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA ), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System VSA and Tire Sizes Hill Start Assist System Hill start assist may not prevent your Driving with varying tire or wheel Your vehicle is equipped with a hill vehicle from rolling downhill on a sizes may cause the VSA to start assist feature to help prevent very steep or slippery slope, and will...
  • Page 304: Towing A Trailer

    Towing a Trailer Your vehicle is not designed to tow a trailer. Attempting to do so can void your warranties.
  • Page 305 Maintenance This section explains why it is U.S. Vehicles: Maintenance Safety ...... . 300 important to keep your vehicle well Maintenance, replacement, or Maintenance Minder ....301 maintained and how to follow basic repair of emissions control Fluid Locations ......
  • Page 306: Maintenance Safety

    Maintenance Safety All service items not detailed in this Wear eye protection and Burns from hot parts. Let the section should be performed by a protective clothing when working engine and exhaust system cool certified technician or qualified with the battery or compressed air. down before touching any parts.
  • Page 307: Maintenance Minder

    Maintenance Minder Your vehicle displays engine oil life Engine Oil Life Display The remaining engine oil life is and maintenance service items on shown on the display according to the multi-information display to show this table: ENGINE OIL LIFE DISPLAY you when you should have your Calculated Engine Displayed...
  • Page 308 Maintenance Minder Pressing either INFO button ( / ) switches the display from the SUB ITEM(S) MAINTENANCE SUB ITEM CODE(S) message to another display. Once you switch the display, this message will go off. Along with the message, the system message indicator comes on (see page The message appears on the multi-...
  • Page 309 Maintenance Minder Pressing either INFO button ( / ) switches the display from the message to another display. Once you switch the display, this message will go off. Along with the message, the system message indicator comes on (see page When the remaining oil life is 5 to 1 Press the SEL/RESET button on the percent, the multi-information...
  • Page 310 Maintenance Minder These messages will come on every time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. Immediately have the service performed, and make sure to reset the display as described on page Pressing either INFO button ( / ) switches the display from the message to another display.
  • Page 311 Maintenance Minder This message is displayed again when you drive over 10 miles (for NEGATIVE DISTANCE TRAVELED U.S. models) or 10 km (for Canadian U.S. Canada models) after seeing the 0% message. U.S. Canada Immediately have the service performed, and make sure to reset the display as described on page Pressing either INFO button ( / ) switches the display from the...
  • Page 312 Maintenance Minder Maintenance Main Items and Sub Resetting the Engine Oil Life INFO BUTTONS ( / ) Items Display Your dealer will reset the display MESSAGE ENGINE OIL LIFE after completing the required DISPLAY DISPLAY maintenance service. You will see ‘‘OIL LIFE 100%’’...
  • Page 313 Maintenance Minder Important Maintenance Precautions If you have the required service done but do not reset the display, or reset the display without doing the service, the system will not show the correct maintenance intervals. This can lead to serious mechanical problems because you will no longer have an accurate record of when SEL/RESET...
  • Page 314 Maintenance Minder Your authorized Honda dealer We recommend using Honda parts knows your vehicle best and can and fluids whenever you have provide competent, efficient service. maintenance done. These are manufactured to the same high However, service at a dealer is not...
  • Page 315 Maintenance Minder U.S. Vehicles: Owner’s Maintenance Checks Lights Check the operation of According to state and federal You should check the following all the lights monthly. See page regulations, failure to perform items at the specified intervals. If maintenance on the items marked you are unsure of how to perform any check, turn to the appropriate with...
  • Page 316 Maintenance Minder Symbol Maintenance Main Items Symbol Maintenance Sub Items Replace engine oil Rotate tires Replace engine oil and oil filter Replace air cleaner element Inspect front and rear brakes If you drive in dusty conditions, replace every 15,000 Check parking brake adjustment miles (24,000 km).
  • Page 317: Fluid Locations

    Fluid Locations BRAKE FLUID (Black cap) ENGINE OIL FILL CAP ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK AUTOMATIC (Orange loop) TRANSMISSION (CVT) FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop) WASHER FLUID ENGINE COOLANT (Blue cap) RESERVOIR RADIATOR CAP...
  • Page 318: Adding Engine Oil

    Adding Engine Oil Reinstall the engine oil fill cap, and Recommended Engine Oil ENGINE OIL FILL CAP tighten it securely. Wait a few Oil is a major contributor to your minutes, and recheck the oil level on engine’s performance and longevity. the engine oil dipstick.
  • Page 319 0W-20 lubricant for your vehicle. It is performance and durability. highly recommended that you use A very low-viscosity, fuel-efficient Honda Motor Oil in your vehicle for 0W-20 oil is the engine lubricant for optimum engine protection. Make your Insight. This oil is formulated to sure the API Certification Seal says help your engine use less fuel.
  • Page 320: Changing The Oil And Filter

    Changing the Oil and Filter Always change the oil and filter Changing the oil and filter requires according to the maintenance special tools and access from messages shown on the multi- underneath the vehicle. The vehicle information display. The oil and filter should be raised on a service station- collect contaminants that can type hydraulic lift for this service.
  • Page 321 Changing the Oil and Filter Install a new oil filter according to BOLT the instructions that come with it. Make sure to clean off any dirt and dust on the contacting surface of a new oil filter. Put a new washer on the drain bolt, then reinstall the drain bolt.
  • Page 322 Changing the Oil and Filter Reinstall the engine oil fill cap. Turn off the engine, let it sit for Start the engine. The oil pressure several minutes, then check the oil indicator should go out within 5 level on the dipstick. If necessary, Improper disposal of engine oil can be seconds.
  • Page 323: Engine Coolant

    (under 31°F, 35°C), a or plain water. higher concentration of coolant should be used. Consult your Honda dealer If Honda antifreeze/coolant is not f or more inf ormation on the proper available, you may use another coolant. major-brand non-silicate coolant as a temporary replacement.
  • Page 324 Engine Coolant If the reserve tank is completely The coolant level should be up to empty, you should also check the the base of the filler neck. Add coolant level in the radiator. coolant if it is low. Pour the coolant slowly and carefully so you do not spill any.
  • Page 325: Windshield Washers

    Windshield Washers Check the fluid level in the On all Canadian models windshield washer reservoir at least If the washer fluid is low, a monthly during normal use. ‘‘WASHER FLUID LOW’’ message Do not use engine antif reeze or a appears on the multi-information vinegar/water solution in the display.
  • Page 326: Automatic Transmission Fluid

    Automatic Transmission Fluid Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Check the fluid level with the engine at normal operating temperature. Park the vehicle on level ground. Start the engine, let it run until the UPPER radiator fan comes on, then shut MARK off the engine.
  • Page 327: Brake Fluid

    If you are not sure how to add fluid, Independent of the Maintenance contact your dealer. compartment. Minder information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years. Always use Honda CVTF (continuously variable transmission fluid). CONTINUED...
  • Page 328 DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid, from a sealed container, as a temporary replacement. Using any non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and decrease the life of the system. Have the brake system flushed and refilled with Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 as soon as possible.
  • Page 329: Lights

    Lights Headlight Aiming High Beam Headlight The headlights were properly aimed when your vehicle was new. If you HOLDING CLIP regularly carry heavy items in the cargo area, readjustment may be required. Adjustments should be done by your dealer or another qualified technician.
  • Page 330 Lights Install the new bulb, and turn it one-quarter turn clockwise to lock CONNECTOR BULB it in place. Push the electrical connector back onto the bulb. Make sure it is on all the way. Reinstall the cover over the back of the headlight assembly and turn it clockwise to lock it in place.
  • Page 331 Lights (Right side) Low Beam Headlight Install the new bulb, and turn it Install the upper part of the one-quarter turn clockwise to lock windshield washer reservoir tank BULB it in place. in the reverse order of removal. Push the electrical connector back onto the bulb.
  • Page 332 Lights Replacing a Front Parking Light Install the socket back into the Bulb headlight assembly. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place. HOLDING CLIP BULB Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. (Right side) Install the upper part of the windshield washer reservoir tank in the reverse order of removal.
  • Page 333 Lights Replacing the Front Turn Signal Pull the bulb straight out of its Light Bulb socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. SOCKET BULB Insert the socket back into the front turn signal light assembly. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place.
  • Page 334 Lights Replacing a Front Side Marker Pull the bulb straight out of its Turn on the lights to make sure Light Bulb socket. Push the new bulb straight the new bulb is working. into the socket until it bottoms. BULB Install the socket back into the headlight assembly.
  • Page 335 Lights Replacing the Rear Bulbs HOOKS CLIP TRIM HOOKS CLIP Open the hatch. Pry on the gap between the trim Make sure that all hooks are and light assembly carefully with a removed from the light assembly. Push on the area of the trim as flat-tip screwdriver to detach the Unclip the top half of the trim shown in the illustration above to...
  • Page 336 Lights BOLT Front Left side Front BULB ORIGINAL SOCKET Left side POSITION SNAP FASTENERS Remove the two mounting bolts Pull the rear of the light assembly Pull the whole light assembly with an 8 mm wrench. out as shown in the illustration outwards from the body carefully.
  • Page 337 Lights Install the new bulb in the socket by pushing it straight in the socket until it bottoms. Reinstall the socket into the light assembly. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place. Test the lights to make sure the new bulb is working.
  • Page 338 Lights Stop/taillights Rear License Plate Light Bulbs The stop/taillights should be The license plate has two lights replaced by your dealer. above it. The bulbs should be replaced by your dealer. Side Turn Signal Lights High-mount Brake Light EX models Each outside mirror has side turn The high-mount brake light should signal lights.
  • Page 339: Audio Antenna

    Audio Antenna, Cleaning the Seat Belts, Floor Mats Audio Antenna Cleaning the Seat Belts Floor Mats LOOP To unlock Driver’s floor mat is shown. Before using an automatic car wash, If your seat belts get dirty, use a soft On LX and EX models remove the audio antenna so it does brush with a mixture of mild soap The driver’s floor mat that came...
  • Page 340: Dust And Pollen Filter

    6 months. outside through the climate control Replace them if you find signs of If you use a non-Honda floor mat, system. cracking in the rubber, and areas make sure it fits properly and that it...
  • Page 341 Wiper Blades WIPER ARM WIPER ARMS COVER To replace a wiper blade: Disconnect the blade assembly Pivot the blade assembly toward from the wiper arm: the wiper arm until it releases Raise each wiper arm off the from the wiper arm. windshield, lifting the driver’s side Put a cloth on the edge of the first, then the passenger’s side.
  • Page 342 Wiper Blades Examine the new wiper blades. If they have no plastic or metal BLADE reinforcement along the back edge, remove the metal reinforcement strips from the old wiper blade, and install them in the slots along the edge of the new blade.
  • Page 343 Wiper Blades Slide the wiper blade assembly REAR onto the wiper arm. Make sure it locks in place. Make sure the blade is completely installed and that its edge is not bunched up. Lower the wiper arm down against the windshield, the passenger’s side first, then the driver’s side.
  • Page 344 Wiper Blades Examine the new wiper blades. If WIPER ARM they have no plastic or metal BLADE reinforcement along the back edge, remove the metal reinforcement strips from the old wiper blade, and install them in the slots along the edge of the new blade.
  • Page 345 Wiper Blades Slide the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm. Make sure it locks in place. Make sure the blade is completely installed and that its edge is not bunched up. Lower the wiper arm down against the windshield. Place the top of the wiper blade on the end of the blade assembly, and slide the blade onto the assembly.
  • Page 346: Tires

    Tires Tires Inflation Guidelines On U.S. models To safely operate your vehicle, your Keeping the tires properly inflated Even though your vehicle is tires must be the proper type and provides the best combination of equipped with TPMS, we size, in good condition with adequate handling, tread life, and riding recommend that you visually check tread, and correctly inflated.
  • Page 347 Tires If you check air pressures when the Recommended Tire Pressures Tire Inspection tires are hot (driven for several The following chart shows the Every time you check inflation, you miles/kilometers), you will see recommended cold tire pressures for should also examine the tires for readings 4 to 6 psi (30 to 40 kPa, 0.3 most normal driving conditions.
  • Page 348 The last four digits of the TIN (tire your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use traction on wet roads. You should identification number) are found on only Honda wheel weights f or replace the tire if you can see three the sidewall of the tire and indicate balancing.
  • Page 349 Tires Tire Rotation Replacing Tires and Wheels It is best to replace all four tires at Replace your tires with radial tires of the same time. If that is not possible the same size, load range, speed or necessary, replace the two front Front Front rating, and maximum cold tire...
  • Page 350 For the best performance in snowy Because your vehicle has limited tire hurt or killed. or icy conditions, you should install clearance, Honda strongly snow tires or tire chains. They may recommends using the chains listed Always use the size and type of...
  • Page 351 Tires When installing cables, follow the Wheels manufacturer’s instructions, and Clean the wheels as you would the mount them as tight as you can. Using the wrong chains, or not rest of the exterior. Wash them with Make sure they are not contacting the same solution, and rinse them properly installing chains, can the brake lines or suspension.
  • Page 352: Checking The 12 Volt Battery

    Checking the 12 Volt Battery Check the terminals for corrosion (a white or yellowish powder). To remove it, cover the terminals with a The battery gives off explosive solution of baking soda and water. It hydrogen gas during normal will bubble up and turn brown. When operation.
  • Page 353 Checking the 12 Volt Battery If your vehicle’s battery is On vehicles with navigation system disconnected, or goes dead, the time The navigation system will also setting may be lost. To reset the time, disable itself. The next time you turn see page on the ignition switch, the system will require you to enter a PIN...
  • Page 354: Vehicle Storage

    Vehicle Storage If you need to park your vehicle for If the vehicle is to be stored for a cotton. Non-porous materials, such an extended period (more than 1 longer period, it should be as plastic sheeting, trap moisture, month), there are several things you supported on jackstands so the which can damage the paint.
  • Page 355 Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers the more Compact Spare Tire ...... . 350 common problems that motorists Changing a Flat Tire ..... 351 experience with their vehicles. It If the Engine Won’t Start ....358 gives you information about how to Jump Starting ........
  • Page 356: Compact Spare Tire

    Compact Spare Tire Use the compact spare tire as a Do not mount snow chains on the INDICATOR LOCATION MARK temporary replacement only. Get compact spare tire. your regular tire repaired or replaced, and put it back on your vehicle as Do not use your compact spare soon as you can.
  • Page 357: Changing A Flat Tire

    Changing a Flat Tire If you have a flat tire while driving, stop in a safe place to change it. HOLDER Drive slowly along the shoulder until The vehicle can easily roll off you get to an exit or an area to stop the jack, seriously injuring that is far away from the traffic lanes.
  • Page 358 Changing a Flat Tire JACK KNOB SPARE TIRE WHEEL NUT WRENCH SPARE TIRE COVER CASING Take the box out of the spare tire. Remove the jack compartment Loosen each wheel nut 1/2 turn cover by pulling the knob. with the wheel nut wrench. Take the spare tire casing out of the cargo area.
  • Page 359 Changing a Flat Tire EXTENSION WHEEL NUT JACKING POINTS WHEEL COVER WHEEL NUT WRENCH EXTENSION Place the jack under the jacking Insight and LX models Use the extension and the wheel point nearest the tire you need to Remove the wheel cover by nut wrench as shown to raise the change.
  • Page 360 Changing a Flat Tire Put on the spare tire. Put the BRAKE HUB 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 361 Changing a Flat Tire CARPET For normal tire WING BOLT SPARE TIRE For compact CENTER CAP CASING SPACER CONE spare tire EX models Place the flat tire face down in the Remove the spacer cone from the Remove the center cap (if spare tire well.
  • Page 362 Changing a Flat Tire Store the tools in the spare tire casing and the jack in its holder. Turn the jack’s end bracket Loose items can fly around the clockwise to lock it in place, and interior in a crash and could reinstall the cover.
  • Page 363 Changing a Flat Tire Installing a wheel cover CLIPS CLIPS WIRE SUPPORT RING Align the valve mark on the wheel Make sure the wire support ring is Insight and LX models Make sure the wire support ring is cover to the tire valve on the on the outer side of the tire valve hooked into the clips around the wheel, then install the wheel cover.
  • Page 364: If The Engine Won't Start

    If the Engine Won’t Start The engine normally starts with the Are you using a properly coded Do you have fuel? Check the fuel IMA motor. If the engine does not key? An improperly coded key will gauge; the low fuel indicator may start while the IMA battery charge is cause the immobilizer system not be working.
  • Page 365 If the Engine Won’t Start When the IMA battery charge is low, If the headlights dim noticeably or If you find nothing wrong, you will the starter motor is used to start the go out when you try to start the need a qualified technician to find engine.
  • Page 366: Jump Starting

    Jump Starting Although this seems like a simple To jump start your vehicle: procedure, you should take several precautions. Open the hood, and check the physical condition of the 12 volt battery. A battery can explode if you do not follow the correct procedure, seriously injuring anyone If a battery sits in extreme cold, the nearby.
  • Page 367 Jump Starting Start the vehicle. If the starter motor still operates slowly, check that the jumper cables have good metal-to-metal contact. Once your vehicle is running, disconnect the negative cable from your vehicle, then from the booster battery. Disconnect the positive cable from your vehicle, then from the booster battery.
  • Page 368: If The Engine Overheats

    Jump Starting, If the Engine Overheats If your vehicle’s 12 volt battery is If the vehicle overheats, you should If the Engine Overheats disconnected or goes dead, the IMA The high temperature indicator take immediate action. The only battery level gauge reading will not should be off under most conditions.
  • Page 369 If the Engine Overheats If you see steam and/or spray Look for any obvious coolant leaks, coming from under the hood, turn such as a split radiator hose. Steam and spray from an off the engine. Wait until you see Everything is still extremely hot, no more signs of steam or spray, so use caution.
  • Page 370 If the Engine Overheats Start the engine, and set the If the temperature stays normal, temperature to maximum heat check the coolant level in the (climate control to AUTO at radiator reserve tank. If it has Removing the radiator cap ‘‘...
  • Page 371: Low Oil Pressure Indicator

    Low Oil Pressure Indicator This indicator should never Safely pull off the road, and shut The engine running generates the oil come on when the engine is off the engine. Turn on the hazard pressure. When the Auto Idle Stop is running.
  • Page 372: 12 Volt Battery Charging System Indicator

    12 Volt Battery Charging System Indicator If the charging system This indicator may blink after you indicator comes on brightly start the vehicle in the morning when the engine is running, the 12 when the temperature is below volt battery is not being charged. 20°F ( 30°C).
  • Page 373: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    Malfunction Indicator Lamp If the indicator comes on If the indicator comes on repeatedly, If your vehicle’s battery has been while driving, it means one even though it may turn off as you disconnected or gone dead, these of the engine’s emissions control continue driving, have your vehicle codes are erased.
  • Page 374: Brake System Indicator

    Brake System Indicator U.S. However, if the brake pedal does not If this indicator comes on for any Canada (Red) feel normal, you should take other reason, have your vehicle immediate action. A problem in one inspected by your dealer. There may The brake system indicator normally part of the system’s dual circuit be a malfunction with the electric...
  • Page 375: Fuses

    Fuses FUSE BOX INTERIOR COVER LABEL The vehicle’s fuses are contained in The interior fuse box label is three fuse boxes. attached on the back side of the cover. To see the interior fuse box The interior fuse box is behind the label, remove the cover by pulling it dashboard on the driver’s side.
  • Page 376 Fuses UNDER-HOOD Next to the battery (On the battery) The under-hood fuse is on the The under-hood fuse box is located positive terminal of the battery. To next to the battery. To open it, push open it, push the tabs as shown. the tab as shown.
  • Page 377: Checking And Replacing Fuses

    Fuses Checking and Replacing Fuses FUSE PULLER If something electrical in your vehicle stops working, the first thing you should check for is a blown fuse. Determine from the chart on pages , or the diagram on the fuse box lid, which fuse or fuses control that device.
  • Page 378 Fuses If you cannot drive the vehicle FUSE PULLER without fixing the problem, and you BLOWN 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 379 Fuses Replacing a f use with one that has a higher rating greatly increases the chances of damaging the electrical system. If you do not have a replacement f use with the proper rating f or the circuit, install one with a lower rating.
  • Page 380: Fuse Locations

    Fuse Locations Amps. Circuits Protected No. Amps. Circuits Protected INTERIOR FUSE BOX 15 A 10 A Hazard Back Up (7.5 A) 10 A Stop/Horn TPMS 20 A Not Used Driver’s Power Window 10 A Not Used 10 A 30 A Back Up Light Door Lock Main 10 A...
  • Page 381 Fuse Locations Amps. Circuits Protected UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOXES 7.5 A Hatch Lock Not Used On the battery Next to the battery 30 A Condenser Fan Motor 10 A Left Headlight High Beam 15 A Door Lock Motor 2 (Unlock) 15 A Door Lock Motor 1 (Unlock) 10 A Right Headlight High Beam...
  • Page 382: Emergency Towing

    Emergency Towing If your vehicle needs to be towed, If, due to damage, your vehicle must call a professional towing service or be towed with the front wheels on organization. Never tow your vehicle the ground, do this: Improper towing preparation will with just a rope or chain.
  • Page 383: If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck

    Emergency Towing, If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck If your vehicle gets stuck in sand, mud, or snow, call a towing service Trying to lif t or tow your vehicle by the to pull it out (see page bumpers will cause serious damage.
  • Page 384 If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck WHEEL NUT WRENCH Screw the towing hook into the hole, and tighten it with the wheel nut wrench. To avoid damage to your vehicle, use the towing hook f or straight, f lat ground towing only. Do not tow at an angle.
  • Page 385: Technical Information

    Technical Information The diagrams in this section give Identification Numbers ....380 Emissions Controls ......389 you the dimensions and capacities of Specifications ........ . 382 The Clean Air Act ..... . 389 your vehicle and the locations of the DOT Tire Quality Grading Crankcase Emissions Control identification numbers.
  • Page 386: Identification Numbers

    Identification Numbers Your vehicle has several identifying numbers 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 387 Identification Numbers The engine number is stamped into the engine block. The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. The IMA Motor Number is stamped on the motor housing. ENGINE NUMBER IMA MOTOR NUMBER TRANSMISSION NUMBER...
  • Page 388: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions Capacities Length 172.3 in (4,377 mm) Fuel tank Approx. Width 66.7 in (1,695 mm) 10.6 US gal (40 ) Height 56.2 in (1,427 mm) Engine Change 1.165 US gal (4.41 ) Wheelbase 100.4 in (2,550 mm) coolant Total 1.295 US gal (4.90 ) Track Front...
  • Page 389 Specifications Air Conditioning 12 Volt Battery Refrigerant type HFC-134a (R-134a) Capacity 12 V 35 AH/20 HR Charge quantity 15.8 17.6 oz (450 500 g) 12 V 28 AH/5 HR Lubricant oil type SP-10 Fuses Lights Interior See page 374 or the fuse label Headlights High 12 V...
  • Page 390: Dot Tire Quality Grading (U.s. Vehicles)

    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 391: Temperature

    DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles), Tire Labeling Temperature Warning: The temperature grade for Tire Labeling The temperature grades are A (the this tire is established for a tire that The tires that came on your vehicle highest), B, and C, representing the is properly inflated and not have a number of markings.
  • Page 392 Tire Labeling Load index (a numerical code 2KNR Tire type code. Tire Size Whenever tires are replaced, they associated with the maximum should be replaced with tires of the load the tire can carry). 2202 Date of manufacture. same size. Following is an example Year of tire size with an explanation of Speed symbol (an...
  • Page 393: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Tpms) Required Federal Explanation

    Tire Labeling, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation Maximum Load Rating Means the Tire Pressure Monitoring System As an added safety feature, your load rating for a tire at the maximum (TPMS) Required Federal vehicle has been equipped with a tire permissible inflation pressure for Explanation pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Page 394 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation Driving on a significantly under- Your vehicle has also been equipped TPMS malfunctions may occur for a inflated tire causes the tire to with a TPMS malfunction indicator variety of reasons, including the overheat and can lead to tire failure.
  • Page 395: Emissions Controls

    It is stored in this ment. Under certain conditions of canister while the engine is off. After sunlight and climate, NOx and HC In Canada, Honda vehicles comply the engine is started and warmed up, react to form photochemical ‘‘smog.’’ with the Canadian emission...
  • Page 396: Exhaust Emissions Controls

    System combustion and minimize the The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) Honda replacement parts or their amount of HC, CO, and NOx that system takes some of the exhaust equivalent for repairs. Using lower come out the tailpipe.
  • Page 397: Three Way Catalytic Converter

    Keep the engine well maintained. on HC, CO, and NOx. A replacement unit must be an original Honda part Have your vehicle diagnosed and or its equivalent. repaired if it is misfiring, back-...
  • Page 398: Emissions Testing

    Emissions Testing If the testing facility determines that Without touching the accelerator Testing of Readiness Codes 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 399 Emissions Testing Select a nearby lightly traveled Then drive in city/suburban major highway where you can traffic for at least 10 minutes. maintain a speed of 50 to 60 mph When traffic conditions allow, let (80 to 97 km/h) for at least 20 the vehicle coast for several minutes.
  • Page 401 Warranty and Customer Relations Customer Service Information . 396 ..Warranty Coverages ..... 397 Reporting Safety Defects ....398 Authorized Manuals ..... . 399...
  • Page 402: Customer Service Information

    P.O. Box 190816 San Juan, PR 00919-0816 U.S. Owners: A detailed description of the problem American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Tel: (787) 620-7546 Honda Automobile Customer Service Name of the dealer who sold the Mail Stop 500-2N-7A vehicle to you...
  • Page 403: Warranty Coverages

    Performance Warranty these two Accessory Limited Warranty all these warranties. Please read the warranties cover your vehicle’s Honda accessories are covered 2012 Honda warranty information emissions control systems. Time, under this warranty. Time and booklet that came with your vehicle...
  • Page 404: Reporting Safety Defects

    National Highway immediately inform Honda Canada Inc. and you may also Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to inform Transport Canada.
  • Page 405: Authorized Manuals

    Body Repair Manual 31TM8620 2012 Honda Insight Owner’s Manual 31TM8820 2012 Honda Insight Navigation System Owner’s Manual 31TM8M20 2012 Honda Insight Honda Service History 31TM8Q20 2012 Honda Insight Technology Reference Guide HON-R Order Form for Previous Years- Indicate Year and Model Desired...
  • Page 407 Index Ambient Meter ........ . 72 Shift Lever Positions ....275 Antifreeze ........317 Shift Lock Release ..... 277 Accessories ........256 Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) Auxiliary Input Jack ...... . 220 ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Indicator ....... .
  • Page 408 Index Braking System ......287 Certification Label ......380 Crankcase Emissions Control Break-in, New Vehicle ....246 Chains ..........314 System ......... 389 Brightness Control, Changing a Flat Tire ..... 351 Cruise Control Operation ....
  • Page 409 Index Doors Low Oil Pressure Exhaust Fumes ....... . 56 Auto Door Locking ....109 Indicator ......62, 365 Expectant Mothers, Use of Seat Auto Door Unlocking ....110 Malfunction Indicator Belts by ......... 19 Childproof Door Locks ....
  • Page 410 Index Fuel ..........246 Ignition Fill Door and Cap ...... . 247 Keys ..........129 Gauge ..........73 Switch ......... . 131 Halogen Headlight Bulbs ....323 Octane Requirement ....246 . 227 Timing Control System ....
  • Page 411 Index Indicators, Messages (MID) Inflation, Recommended Tire ..341 LATCH Anchorage System ... . 47 Lights On ........69 Pressures ........341 Lights Low Fuel ........70 Information Display ......72 Bulb Replacement ..... 323 Low Oil Pressure ....
  • Page 412 Index Odometer ......... . 79 Parking Over Things that Burn . 286 PGM-FI System ......390 Maintenance ........299 Change, How to ......314 Playing the Radio ....171, 183 Main Items and Sub Items ..
  • Page 413 Index Rear Window Defogger ....126 Safety Features ......... Shift Lock Release ......277 Reclining the Seat-backs ....141 Airbags ......... . 10 Side Airbags ....... 10, 32 Recommended Shift Points ..282 Seat Belts ........
  • Page 414 Index SRS, Additional Information ... 25 Sun Visors ........160 Time, Setting the ......222 Additional Safety Precautions . 37 Supplemental Restraint System Tire Chains ........344 Advanced Airbag System ... 30 Servicing ........36 Tire, How to Change a Flat ..
  • Page 415 Index Tires Alignment and Balance .... . 342 Snow ..........344 Cleaning ........345 Specifications ......383 Vanity Mirror ........ . 160 Compact Spare ......350 Tools, Tire Changing ....352 Vehicle Capacity Load ....
  • Page 418: Service Information Summary

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

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