Honda 2007 Pilot Owner's Manual

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2007 Pilot
Owner's Manual
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© 2007 Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
P/N 31S9V6411


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  Summary of Contents for Honda 2007 Pilot

  • Page 1 This manual will be replaced with a hyperlinked version at the end of the model year. © 2007 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. P/N 31S9V6411...
  • Page 2 The information and specifications included CITY STATE/PROVINCE ZIP CODE/ in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., POSTAL CODE Ltd. reserves the right, however, to V. I. N. discontinue or change specifications or...
  • Page 3 Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2007 Honda Pilot was a wise investment. As you read this manual, you will It will give you years of driving pleasure. find information that is preceded by symbol. This One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to information is intended to help you read this manual.
  • Page 4 Introduction California Proposition 65 Warning WARNING: This product contains or emits chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Event Data Recorders This vehicle is equipped with one or more devices commonly referred to as event data recorders. These devices record front seat belt use, front passenger seat occupancy, airbag deployment data, and the failure of any airbag system component.
  • Page 5 A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms, is very important. And operating this including: vehicle safely is an important responsibility. on the vehicle. Safety Labels preceded by a safety alert symbol and one of...
  • Page 6: Important Handling Information

    Important Handling Information Your Pilot has higher ground clearance than a passenger vehicle designed for use only on pavement. Higher ground clearance has many advantages for off-highway driving. It allows you to travel over bumps, obstacles, and rough terrain. It also provides good visibility so you can anticipate problems earlier. These advantages come at some cost.
  • Page 7 Contents Your Vehicle at a Glance (main controls) ....................Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) ............(indicators, gauges, dashboard, and steering column) Instruments and Controls .......... . 59 (climate control, audio, steering wheel, rear entertainment, security, cruise control, and HomeLink) Features ..
  • Page 9 Overview of Contents Contents features. Technical Information A convenient reference to the ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, sections in this manual. Before Driving and technical information. What gasoline to use, how to break- in your new vehicle, and how to load Your Vehicle at a Glance Warranty and Customer A quick reference to the main...
  • Page 10: Your Vehicle At A Glance

  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Driver and Passenger Safety This section gives you important Lap/Shoulder Belt ...... . 22 All Children Should Sit in a information about how to protect Automatic Seat Belt Back Seat ........39 yourself and your passengers. It Tensioners ....... .
  • Page 14: Important Safety Precautions

    Important Safety Precautions You’ll find many safety (see pages Control Your Speed recommendations throughout this Excessive speed is a major factor in section, and throughout this manual. Be Aware of Airbag Hazards crash injuries and deaths. Generally, The recommendations on this page While airbags can save lives, they the higher the speed, the greater the are the ones we consider to be the...
  • Page 15: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

    Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Your vehicle is equipped with many (11) 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 zones, a collapsible steering column,...
  • Page 16: 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. and against other occupants. Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious Your seat belt system also includes Keep you from being thrown out injury or death in a crash, even...
  • Page 17: 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 18: Protecting Adults And Teens

    Your Vehicle’s Safety Features, Protecting Adults and Teens The most important things you need Always wear Protecting Adults and Teens What you should do: to know about your airbags are: your seat belt properly, and sit upright and as far back from the Introduction steering wheel as possible while The following pages provide...
  • Page 19: Close And Lock The Doors

    Protecting Adults and Teens Close and Lock the Doors Adjust the Front Seats The National Highway Traffic Safety After everyone has entered the Administration and Transport vehicle, be sure the doors and the Canada recommend that drivers tailgate are closed and locked. allow at least 10 inches (25 cm) between the center of the steering Your vehicle has a door and...
  • Page 20: Adjust The Seat-Backs

    Protecting Adults and Teens Adjust the Seat-Backs Sitting too close to a front Reclining the seat-back too far airbag can result in serious can result in serious injury or injury or death if the front death in a crash. airbags inflate. Adjust the seat-back to an Always sit as far back from the upright position, and sit well...
  • Page 21: Adjust The Head Restraints

    Protecting Adults and Teens Adjust the Head Restraints Fasten and Position the Seat Belts Insert the latch plate into the buckle, Improperly positioning head then tug on the belt to make sure the restraints reduces their belt is securely latched. Check that effectiveness, and you can be the belt is not twisted, because a seriously injured in a crash.
  • Page 22 Protecting Adults and Teens This spreads the forces of a crash RELEASE over the strongest bones in your BUTTON upper body. Improperly positioning the seat belts can cause serious injury or death in a crash. Make sure all seat belts are properly positioned before driving.
  • Page 23 Protecting Adults and Teens Pull out the anchor latch and the sure the belt is not twisted. Push the Using the Lap/Shoulder Belt latch plate from each holding slot in anchor latch until it locks. Then SECOND AND THIRD ROW CENTER the ceiling, and pull out the seat belt follow the procedure for fastening POSITION...
  • Page 24: Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

    Protecting Adults and Teens Maintain a Proper Sitting Never place the shoulder portion of a Position lap/shoulder belt under your arm or This could cause After all occupants have adjusted behind your back. very serious injuries in a crash. their seats and put on seat belts, it is ANCHOR LATCH very important that they continue to 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 put any accessories on seat Do not attach or place objects on Devices intended to improve Objects on Never let passengers ride in the belts. the front airbag covers. occupant comfort or reposition the the covers marked ‘‘SRS AIRBAG’’...
  • Page 27: Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

    Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat Belt System Components the beeper stops, the indicator will If the indicator comes on or the Your seat belt system includes lap/ stop flashing but remain on. beeper sounds when the driver’s seat shoulder belts in all seating positions.
  • Page 28: Lap/Shoulder Belt

    Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Lap/Shoulder Belt To unlock the belt, press the red If the shoulder part of the belt is The lap/shoulder belt in the center PRESS button on the buckle. Guide pulled all the way out, the lockable seat of the second and third row the belt across your body so that it retractor will activate.
  • Page 29: Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

    For added protection, the front seat possible. belts are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners. When activated, Honda provides a limited warranty the tensioners immediately tighten on seat belts. See your Honda the belts to help hold the driver and...
  • Page 30 Additional Information About Your Seat Belts If a seat belt is worn during a crash, it must be replaced by your dealer. A belt that has been worn during a Not checking or maintaining crash may not provide the same level seat belts can result in serious of protection in a subsequent crash.
  • Page 31: Additional Information About Your Airbags

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (1) Driver’s Front Airbag (14) (2) Passenger’s Front Airbag (10) (3) Control Unit (4) Seat Belt Tensioners (5) Side Airbags (6) Driver’s Seat Position Sensor (7) Front Passenger’s Position Sensors (11) (8) Front Impact Sensors (12) (9) Side Impact Sensors (First) (10) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator...
  • Page 32 Additional Information About Your Airbags Your Airbag System includes: (15) Rear Safing Sensor Two SRS (supplemental restraint (16) Side Impact Sensor (second) system) front airbags. The driver’s (17) (17) Side Curtain Airbags airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger’s airbag is stored in the dashboard.
  • Page 33 Additional Information About Your Airbags Automatic front seat belt Weight sensors that monitor the An indicator on the instrument tensioners (see page weight on the front passenger’s panel that alerts you to a possible seat. If the weight is about 65 lbs problem with your airbags, Sensors that can detect a (29 kg) or less (the weight of an...
  • Page 34: How Your Front Airbags Work

    Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Front Airbags Work During a frontal crash, your seat belt restrains your lower body and torso, and the front airbag helps protect your head and chest. Although both airbags normally inflate within a split second of each other, it is possible for only one airbag to deploy.
  • Page 35 Additional Information About Your Airbags The total time for inflation and Dual-Stage Airbags Dual-Threshold Airbags deflation is one-tenth of a second, so Your front airbags are dual-stage Your front airbags are also dual- fast that most occupants are not airbags. This means they have two threshold airbags.
  • Page 36: Advanced Airbags

    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: How Your Side Airbags Work

    Additional Information About Your Airbags When the airbag is turned off, a Moving the front seat forcibly How Your Side Airbags Work ‘‘passenger airbag off’’ indicator in back against cargo on the seat or the center of the dashboard comes floor behind it.
  • Page 38 To get the best protection from the Although Honda does not encourage indicator will go out. side airbags, front seat occupants children to ride in front, this system...
  • Page 39: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work

    Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Side Curtain Airbags If the impact is on the passenger’s How the SRS Indicator Works Work side, the passenger’s side curtain The SRS indicator alerts airbag will inflate even if there are no you to a potential problem occupants on that side of the vehicle.
  • Page 40: How The Side Airbag Off Indicator Works

    Additional Information About Your Airbags If the indicator comes on at any How the Side Airbag Off other time, or does not come on at all, Indicator Works you should have the system checked This indicator Ignoring the SRS indicator can U.S.
  • Page 41: How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

    Additional Information About Your Airbags How the Passenger Airbag Off Be aware that objects placed on the Indicator Works front seat can cause the indicator to come on. U.S. models Canadian models If no weight is detected on the front seat, the airbag will be automatically shut off.
  • Page 42: Airbag Service

    Additional Information About Your Airbags If the indicator comes on with no Airbag Service Any airbag An airbag ever inflates. front seat passenger and no objects Your airbag system is virtually that has deployed must be on the seat, or with an adult riding maintenance-free, and there are no replaced along with the control there, something may be interfering...
  • Page 43: Additional Safety Precautions

    If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact American Honda at 800-999-1009.
  • Page 44: Protecting Children General Guidelines

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

    Protecting Children General Guidelines All Children Should Sit in a Back The Passenger’s Front Airbag Small Children Seat Can Pose Serious Risks Placing a forward-facing child seat in According to accident statistics, Front airbags have been designed to the front seat of a vehicle equipped children of all ages and sizes are help protect adults in a moderate to with a passenger’s front airbag can...
  • Page 46: General Guidelines

    Protecting Children General Guidelines To remind you of the passenger’s U.S. Models DASHBOARD front airbag hazards, and that SUN VISORS children must be properly restrained in a back seat, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (on U.S. models, the dashboard label is removed by the owner) and on the front visors.
  • 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 Children Attention attention or frequent visual Your vehicle has two rows of back Many parents say they prefer to put contact, we strongly recommend seats where children can be properly an infant or a small child in the front...
  • Page 48: Additional Safety Precautions

    Protecting Children General Guidelines Additional Safety Precautions For example, infants and small Make sure any unused seat belt children left in a vehicle on a hot Never hold an infant or child on that a child can reach is buckled, If you are not wearing a day can die from heatstroke.
  • Page 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 Protecting Small Children Child Seat Placement strongly recommend that you install We strongly recommend placing a the child seat directly behind the forward-facing child seat in a back front passenger’s seat, move the seat seat, not the front.
  • Page 51: Selecting A Child Seat

    Protecting Infants and Small Children, Selecting a Child Seat If it is necessary to put a forward- Selecting a Child Seat In seating positions and vehicles not facing child seat in the front, move When buying a child seat, you need equipped with LATCH, a LATCH- the vehicle seat as far to the rear as to choose either a conventional child...
  • Page 52: Installing A Child Seat

    Selecting a Child Seat, Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat movement can be expected and The child seat should meet U.S. or After selecting a proper child seat should not reduce the child seat’s Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Look for FMVSS and a good place to install the seat, effectiveness.
  • Page 53: With Latch

    Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with BUTTON LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) at the outer second row LOWER seats. The lower anchors are located ANCHORS between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with a child seat designed for use with LATCH.
  • Page 54 Installing a Child Seat Push and pull the child seat ANCHOR forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure. Flexible-type TETHER STRAP HOOK Other LATCH-compatible seats Lift the head restraint (see page have a flexible-type connector as ), then route the tether strap shown above.
  • Page 55: With A Lap/Shoulder Belt

    Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/ Shoulder Belt When not using the LATCH system, all child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/ shoulder belt. In addition, the lap/shoulder belts in all seating positions except the driver’s have a lockable retractor that must be activated to secure a...
  • Page 56 Installing a Child Seat To deactivate the lockable retractor and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract. After confirming that the belt is Push and pull the child seat locked, grab the shoulder part of forward and from side-to-side to the belt near the buckle, and pull verify that it is secure enough to...
  • Page 57: With A Tether

    Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Second Row Installation Tether A child seat with a tether can be installed in any seating position in the second or third row seats. Since a tether can provide additional security to the lap/shoulder belt installation, we recommend using a tether whenever one is required or...
  • Page 58 Installing a Child Seat sure the strap is not twisted. Third Row Installation Tighten the strap according to the seat maker’s instructions. Follow steps 1 and 2 of the second row seat installation. Attach the tether strap hook to the Each third row seat has a tether anchor, making sure the tether anchorage point on the tailgate sill.
  • Page 59: 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 a lap/shoulder or death if the passenger’s front belt.
  • Page 60: Using A Booster Seat

    Protecting Larger Children Does the shoulder belt cross Using a Booster Seat to drive. between the child’s neck and arm? Booster seats can be high-back or Is the lap part of the belt as low as low-back. Whichever style you select, possible, touching the child’s make sure the booster seat meets thighs?
  • Page 61: When Can A Larger Child Sit In Front

    Protecting Larger Children When Can a Larger Child Sit in Of course, children vary widely. And If you decide that a child can safely Front while age may be one indicator of ride up front, be sure to: The National Highway Traffic Safety when a child can safely ride in front, Administration and Transport there are other important factors you...
  • Page 62: 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 improve a child’s comfort or across the neck. in serious neck injuries during a reposition the shoulder part of a crash.
  • Page 63: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Carbon Monoxide Hazard Your vehicle’s exhaust contains With the tailgate open, air flow can carbon monoxide gas. Carbon pull 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 64: Safety Labels

    Safety Labels These labels are in the locations SUN VISORS DASHBOARD shown. They warn you of potential U.S. models U.S. models only hazards that could cause serious injury. Read these labels carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S.
  • Page 65 Instruments and Controls This section gives information about Control Locations ......60 Door Locks ........82 the controls and displays that Instrument Panel ......61 Power Door Locks ...... . 82 contribute to the daily operation of Instrument Panel Indicators ..
  • Page 66: Control Locations

  • Page 67: Instrument Panel

  • 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 See page ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position.
  • Page 69 Instrument Panel Indicators Supplemental Restraint Anti-lock Brake System U.S. Canada System Indicator (ABS) Indicator This indicator comes on briefly when This indicator normally comes on for you turn the ignition switch to the Parking Brake and Brake System a few seconds when you turn the ON (II) position.
  • Page 70 Instrument Panel Indicators Immobilizer System Vehicle Stability Assist VSA Activation Indicator Indicator (VSA) System Indicator This indicator comes on for a few This indicator normally comes on for This indicator has three functions: seconds when you turn the ignition a few seconds when you turn the switch to the ON (II) position.
  • Page 71 Instrument Panel Indicators Low Tire Pressure Tire Pressure Monitor Tire Pressure Monitoring Indicator System (TPMS) Indicator This indicator normally comes on for The appropriate tire indicator will This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the come on along with the low tire a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II)
  • Page 72 Instrument Panel Indicators Turn Signal and Brake Lamp Indicator Door and Tailgate Open Monitor Hazard Warning Indicators If a brake light does not work, the The left or right turn signal indicator indicator comes on BRAKE LAMP blinks when you signal a lane change when you push the brake pedal with or turn.
  • Page 73 Instrument Panel Indicators Daytime Running Lights High Beam Indicator Low Fuel Indicator Indicator This indicator comes on with the Canadian models only This indicator comes on when you high beam headlights. For more turn the ignition switch to the ON information, see page (II) position with the headlight switch off and the parking brake set.
  • Page 74 Instrument Panel Indicators A/T Temperature VTM-4 Indicator Fuel Economy Indicator Indicator 4WD models only 4WD models only 2WD models only This indicator monitors the This indicator normally comes on for While the engine is operating in its temperature of the automatic a few seconds when you turn the most economical range, this transmission fluid.
  • Page 75 Instrument Panel Indicators Lights On Indicator Fog Light Indicator Maintenance Minder Indicator On EX and EX-L models This indicator reminds you that the This indicator comes on when you This indicator reminds you that it is exterior lights are on. It comes on turn on the fog lights.
  • Page 76: Gauges

    Gauges Odometer TACHOMETER SPEEDOMETER FUEL GAUGE TEMPERATURE The odometer shows the total GAUGE distance your vehicle has been driven. It measures miles in U.S. models and kilometers in Canadian models. It is illegal under U.S. federal law and Canadian provincial regulations to disconnect, reset, or alter the odometer with the intent to change the number of miles or...
  • Page 77: Temperature Gauge

    Gauges Temperature Gauge Outside Temperature Indicator If the outside temperature is This shows the temperature of the incorrectly displayed, you can adjust On EX and EX-L models engine’s coolant. During normal This indicator displays the outside it up to 5°F in U.S. models ( 3°C operation, the pointer should rise temperature in Fahrenheit (U.S.
  • Page 78: Check Fuel Cap Message

    Gauges Check Fuel Cap Message If the system still detects a leak in Maintenance Minder Display Your vehicle’s on board diagnostic the vehicle’s evaporative emissions The information display in the system will detect a loose or missing system, the malfunction indicator instrument panel shows you the fuel fill cap as an evaporative system lamp (MIL) comes on.
  • Page 79: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

  • Page 80: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    Windshield Wipers and Washers The wipers are not activated. Rear Window Wiper and Washer The length of the wiper interval is varied automatically according to the vehicle’s speed. Vary the delay by turning the INT TIME ring. If you turn it to the shortest delay, the wiper speed will increase to low speed operation when the vehicle speed...
  • Page 81: Turn Signal And Headlights

    Turn Signal and Headlights Turn Signal Push down on the High Beams Push the lever lever to signal a left turn and up to forward until you hear a click. The signal a right turn. To signal a lane high beam indicator will come on change, push lightly on the lever, (see page ).
  • Page 82: Automatic Lighting Off Feature

    Headlights, Instrument Panel Brightness Automatic Lighting Off Feature The lights will turn on again when Instrument Panel Brightness you unlock or open the driver’s door. On EX and EX-L models INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS The automatic lighting off feature CONTROL KNOB turns off the headlights, all other If you unlock the door, but do not exterior lights, and the instrument...
  • Page 83: Hazard Warning Button

    Hazard Warning Button, Rear Window Defogger Hazard Warning Button Rear Window Defogger HAZARD WARNING BUTTON EX and EX-L models LX models Push the red button to turn on the The rear window defogger will clear Make sure the rear window is clear hazard warning lights (four-way fog, frost, and thin ice from the and you have good visibility before...
  • Page 84: Steering Wheel Adjustment

    Steering Wheel Adjustment Make any steering wheel adjustment Push the lever up to lock the before you start driving. steering wheel in position. Make sure you have securely locked the steering wheel in place by trying to move it up and down. Adjusting the steering wheel position while driving may cause you to lose control of the...
  • Page 85: Keys And Locks

    KEY NUMBER VALET KEY have to get a lost key replaced. Use immobilizer system. They will not (GRAY) only Honda-approved key blanks. work to start the engine if the circuits are damaged. Protect the keys from direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity.
  • Page 86: Immobilizer System

    Immobilizer System The immobilizer system protects The system may not recognize your As required by the FCC: your vehicle from theft. If an key’s coding if another immobilizer This device complies with Part 15 of the improperly-coded key (or other key or other metal object (i.e.
  • Page 87: Ignition Switch

    Ignition Switch If the front wheels are turned, the You will hear a reminder beeper if anti-theft lock may make it difficult you leave the key in the LOCK (0) or to turn the key. Firmly turn the the ACCESSORY (I) position and steering wheel to the left or right as open the driver’s door.
  • Page 88: Door Locks

    Door Locks Power Door Locks The lock tab on any door locks and Tailgate unlocks that door. To unlock the driver’s door from the outside, turn MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH the key and release it. If you turn and hold it, all doors and the tailgate unlock.
  • Page 89: Childproof Door Locks

    Childproof Door Locks, Remote Transmitter Childproof Door Locks Remote Transmitter UNLOCK Press this button once to unlock the driver’s door. Push it twice to unlock the other doors and PANIC UNLOCK BUTTON the tailgate. Some exterior lights will BUTTON flash twice each time you press the button.
  • Page 90 Remote Transmitter PANIC Press this button for Replacing the Transmitter Battery about 1 second to attract attention; If it takes several pushes on the the horn will sound and the exterior button to lock or unlock the doors, lights will flash for about 30 seconds. replace the battery as soon as To cancel panic mode, press any possible.
  • Page 91 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 BATTERY Install the parts in reverse order.
  • Page 92: Seat Heaters

    Seat Heaters In HI, the heater turns off when the If equipped seat gets warm, and turns back on SEAT HEATER BUTTONS after the seat’s temperature drops. SEAT HEATER BUTTONS In LO, the heater runs continuously. It does not cycle with temperature changes.
  • Page 93: Seats

    Seats Power Seat Adjustments Raises or lowers the seat. On EX and EX-L models See pages for important safety information and warnings about how to Adjusts the seat-back properly position the seats and seat- angle forward or backs. backward. The controls for the adjustable driver’s power seat are on the outside edge of the seat bottom.
  • Page 94 Seats Driver’s Lumbar Support Manual Seat Adjustments On EX and EX-L models To adjust the seat forward and To change the seat-back angle of the To change the lumbar support, move backward, pull up on the lever under front seat, pull up the lever on the the lever on the right side of the the front seat cushion.
  • Page 95 Seats Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment Adjusting the Second Row Seats Folding the Second Row Seats The left and right halves can be On LX models folded separately. If you are folding the left half of the seat, use the ignition key to release the center seat belt from the detachable anchor (see page Lower the head restraint to its...
  • Page 96 Seats Third Seat Access Adjusting the Third Row Seat Folding the Third Row Seat THIRD ROW RELEASE LEVER SEAT HANDLE To get into the third row seats, pull Pull on the handle on the back of the Remove the head restraints by up the lever on the side of the seat-back, move the seat-back to the pushing the release buttons and...
  • Page 97: Head Restraints

    Seats Use the ignition key to release the Head Restraints They are most effective when you seat belt from the detachable adjust them so the back of the anchor (see page occupant’s head rests against the center of the restraint. Unlock the seat-back by pulling the handle.
  • Page 98: Mirrors

    Mirrors Mirrors If equipped The rear view mirror has a compass function to indicate the vehicle’s direction. Refer to on page Compass Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. Be sure to adjust the mirrors before you start driving.
  • Page 99 Mirrors Adjusting the Power Mirrors Push the appropriate edge of the Power Mirror Heaters adjustment switch to move the If equipped SELECTOR SWITCH mirror right, left, up, or down. When you finish, move the selector switch to the center (off) position.
  • Page 100: Power Windows

    Power Windows To open or close the driver’s window DRIVER’S WINDOW MAIN SWITCH partially, push down or pull back on SWITCH the window switch lightly and hold it. Closing a power window on The window will stop when you someone’s hands or fingers can release the switch.
  • Page 101 Power Windows AUTO REVERSE If the driver’s If your vehicle’s battery is If the power windows do not operate window senses any obstacle while it disconnected or goes dead, or the properly after resetting, have your is closing automatically, it will driver’s window fuse is removed, the vehicle checked by your dealer.
  • Page 102: Moonroof

    Moonroof To tilt up the back of the moonroof, The moonroof has a key-off delay If equipped press and hold the center button function. You can still open and close . To close the moonroof, press the moonroof for up to 10 minutes CLOSE BUTTON and hold the upper button .
  • Page 103: Parking Brake

    Parking Brake Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and axles. A beeper will sound if the vehicle is driven with the parking brake on. PARKING BRAKE PEDAL To apply the parking brake, push the pedal down with your foot.
  • Page 104: Interior Convenience Items

  • Page 105: Beverage Holders

    Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders Console Compartment Glove Box Open the glove box by pulling the bottom of the handle. Close it with a firm push. Lock or unlock the glove box with the master key. The glove box light comes on when the parking lights are on.
  • Page 106: Sunglasses Holder

    Interior Convenience Items Sunglasses Holder Conversation Mirror Push SUNGLASSES HOLDER To open the sunglasses holder, push You may also store small items in On EX-L models on the front edge. Make sure the this holder. Make sure they are The sunglasses holder uses a convex holder is closed while you are driving.
  • Page 107: Sun Visor

    Interior Convenience Items Sun Visor Vanity Mirror Accessory Power Sockets Each socket is intended to supply power for 12 volt DC accessories EXTENSION that are rated 120 watts or less (10 amps). None of the sockets will power an automotive type cigarette lighter element.
  • Page 108: Interior Lights

    Interior Convenience Items, Interior Lights AC Power Outlet The maximum capacity for this Light Control Switch power outlet is 115 volt AC at 100 If equipped watts or less. If you use an appliance which requires more than 100 watts, it automatically stops supplying the power.
  • Page 109 Interior Lights The individual map lights in the Individual Map Lights Courtesy Lights second and third rows cannot be Turn on the front and rear individual turned on. map lights by pushing the lens of each light. Push the lens again to Door turn it off.
  • Page 111 Features The heating and air conditioning Vents, Heating, and A/C ....106 Setting the Clock ......140 system in your vehicle provides a Air Flow Buttons ......107 Rear Entertainment System ..142 comfortable driving environment in Automatic Climate Control ..
  • Page 112: Vents, Heating, And A/C

  • Page 113: Air Flow Buttons

    Vents, Heating, and A/C Voice Control System Temperature Control Dial RR A/C MANUAL Button Turning this dial clockwise increases On vehicles with navigation system On EX and EX-L models The climate control system can also the temperature of the airflow. Press the RR A/C MANUAL button be operated by voice control.
  • Page 114 Vents, Heating, and A/C Recirculation Button Rear Window Defogger Button Airflow is divided between When the indicator in the button is This button turns the rear window the floor vents and the defroster on, air from the vehicle’s interior is defogger off and on (see page vents at the base of the windshield.
  • Page 115 Vents, Heating, and A/C MAX A/C Ventilation Using the A/C The flow-through ventilation system Air conditioning places an extra load On LX models The system automatically draws in outside air, circulates it on the engine. Watch the engine turns on the A/C and switches to through the interior, then discharges coolant temperature gauge (see page recirculation mode.
  • Page 116 Vents, Heating, and A/C you can To Dehumidify the Interior To Defog and Defrost If the interior is very warm, cool it down more rapidly by partially Air conditioning, as it cools, removes To remove fog from the inside of the opening the windows, turning on the moisture from the air.
  • Page 117 Vents, Heating, and A/C To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice For your safety, make sure you have On LX models When you switch to , from From the Windows a clear view through all the windows , the A/C stays on. Select .
  • Page 118: Automatic Climate Control

    Vents, Heating, and A/C Automatic Climate Control When you set the temperature to its Semi-automatic Operation lower limit ( ) or its upper limit You can manually select various On EX and EX-L models The automatic climate control ), the system runs at full cooling functions of the climate control system adjusts the fan speed and or heating only.
  • Page 119: Using The Rear A/C Unit

    Vents, Heating, and A/C Using the Rear A/C Unit On LX models On EX and EX-L models On LX models A passenger in the second row can COOL AIR WARM AIR use the rear fan control dial to adjust the amount of airflow to the rear passenger compartment.
  • Page 120 Vents, Heating, and A/C Sunlight and Temperature Sensors On EX and EX-L models COOL AIR WARM AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR OFF (center) The rear A/C unit SUNLIGHT SENSOR shuts off. The climate control system has two Cool Air Turn this dial sensors.
  • Page 121: Audio System

    Audio System Some models may have one of the AM/FM/CD Audio System audio systems described in this (LX models) section. Read the appropriate pages in this section for operation of the audio systems installed in your models. AM/FM/CD Changer Audio System See page for playing the Radio.
  • Page 122 Audio System AM/FM/CD Changer Audio System with rear entertainment system (EX-L models) (EX-L models) On U.S. models On Canadian models AM/FM/CD Changer Audio System with navigation system (EX-L models) (EX-L models) On U.S. models On Canadian models...
  • Page 123: Playing The Radio

  • Page 124 Playing the Radio To Play the Radio TUNE Use the TUNE knob to If you do nothing, the system will The ignition switch must be in the tune the radio to a desired frequency. then scan for the next strong station ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) Turn the knob right to tune to a and play it for 10 seconds.
  • Page 125 Playing the Radio AUTO SELECT If you are , press the Treble/Bass Use the TRE/BAS To turn off auto select traveling far from home and can no A. SEL (auto select) button. This modes to adjust the tone to your longer receive your preset stations, restores the presets you originally liking.
  • Page 126 Playing the Radio Voice Control System Operating the Radio on the While you are listening to the radio, Navigation System Screen you can change to another band by On vehicles with navigation system The audio system can also be pressing the AUDIO button next to operated by voice control.
  • Page 127 Playing the Radio Left/Right Balance and Front/ Adjusting the Sound Rear Fader These modes adjust the strength of the sound coming AUDIO BUTTON from each speaker. Left/Right balance adjusts the side-to-side strength, while Front/Rear fader adjusts the front-to-back strength. To adjust the left/right balance, touch the ‘‘L’’...
  • Page 128: Radio Reception

    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 129 Radio Reception As required by the FCC: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Radio signals, especially on the FM Radio reception can be affected by band, are deflected by large objects atmospheric conditions such as such as buildings and hills.
  • Page 130: Playing The Xm Satellite Radio

  • Page 131 Playing the XM Satellite Radio system, and press the ‘‘XM’’ button. U.S. EX and EX-L models only Your audio system is capable of Adjust the volume by turning the receiving XM Satellite Radio PWR/VOL knob. The last channel anywhere in the United States, you listened to will show in the except Hawaii and Alaska.
  • Page 132 Playing the XM Satellite Radio TUNE Turn the TUNE knob left Preset You can store up to 12 Pick a preset number (icon) you or right to select channels. In the preset channels using the six preset want for that channel. Press and category mode, you can only select buttons or preset icons on the audio hold the bar (icon) until you hear a...
  • Page 133 Playing the XM Satellite Radio XM Radio Display Messages ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ The signal is currently too ‘‘LOADING’’ XM is loading the weak. Move the audio or program vehicle to an area information. away from tall buildings, and The channel with an ‘‘OFF AIR’’...
  • Page 134 Playing the XM Satellite Radio The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south Signal weaker in Signal may be blocked by of the vehicle may cause satellite these areas. mountains or large obstacles to reception interruptions. To help the south.
  • Page 135 Playing the XM Satellite Radio Depending on where you drive, you knob until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. As required by the FCC: may experience reception problems. Your I.D. will appear in the display. Changes or modifications not expressly Interference can be caused by any of approved by the party responsible for these conditions: After you’ve registered with XM...
  • Page 136: Playing A Disc

  • Page 137: Disc Changer

    Playing a Disc, Disc Changer To Play a CD LX models On models with Satellite Radio To load or play CDs, the ignition Insert a CD about halfway into the To listen to satellite radio when a CD switch must be in the ACCESSORY CD slot.
  • Page 138 Playing a Disc, Disc Changer Loading CDs in the In-dash CD When ‘‘LOAD’’ appears again in SKIP Each time you press and Changer the display, insert the next CD into release /( ), the player skips the CD slot. forward to the beginning of the next Except for LX model Press and hold the LOAD button track.
  • Page 139 Playing a Disc, Disc Changer Track Repeat Random Play within a Disc To Stop Playing a CD On vehicles with navigation system On vehicles with navigation system On LX models When you press and release the RPT When you press the RDM button or Press the eject button ( ) to button or touch the TRACK...
  • Page 140 Playing a Disc, Disc Changer Removing CDs from the In-dash To remove a different CD from the Operating the Optional CD CD Changer changer, first select it with the Changer appropriate preset button. When that Except for LX model Optional on LX models To remove the disc currently in play, CD begins playing, press the eject Load the desired CDs into the...
  • Page 141: Protecting Your Discs

    Protecting Your Discs General Information Protecting Discs When using CD-R discs, use only When a CD is not being played, store high quality CDs labeled for audio it in its case to protect it from dust use. and other contamination. To prevent warpage, keep CDs out of direct When recording a CD-R or sunlight and extreme heat.
  • Page 142: Disc Player Error Messages

    Disc Player Error Messages The chart on the right explains the LX models error messages you may see in the Error Message Cause Solution display while playing a disc. Press the EJECT button and pull out the CD. FOCUS Error Check if it is inserted correctly in the CD player.
  • Page 143: Disc Changer Error Messages

    Disc Changer Error Messages The chart on the right explains the Optional on LX models error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. Error Message Cause Solution If you see an error message in the Press the magazine EJECT button and pull it display while playing a disc, press out.
  • Page 144: Remote Audio Controls

    Remote Audio Controls , use the CH On EX and EX-L models If you are playing a CD CH BUTTON Three controls for the audio system button to skip to the beginning of the are mounted in the steering wheel next track.
  • Page 145: Radio Theft Protection

    Radio Theft Protection If your vehicle’s battery is You will have to store your favorite On EX and EX-L models Your vehicle’s audio system will disconnected or goes dead, or the stations in the preset buttons after disable itself if it is disconnected radio fuse is removed, the audio the system begins working.
  • Page 146: Setting The Clock

  • Page 147 Setting the Clock You can quickly set the time to the LX models EX and EX-L models Press and hold the CLOCK (SCAN/ nearest hour. If the displayed time is The display shows the time when the RPT) button. Change the hours by before the half hour, pressing and ignition is in the ACCESSORY (I) or pressing the H (preset 4) button...
  • Page 148: Rear Entertainment System

  • Page 149 Rear Entertainment System Your vehicle is equipped with a rear To Turn On the System Rear Speakers entertainment system that includes a Press the REAR PWR button. To When you turn on the system, the DVD player for the enjoyment of the turn on the rear controls (ceiling rear speakers are automatically rear passengers.
  • Page 150 Rear Entertainment System To Select Rear Entertainment Operating the DVD Player from REAR CONTROL PANEL from the Front Control Panel the Front Control Panel To operate the rear entertainment The DVD player in your rear system from the front panel, turn the entertainment system can play DVD RR CTRL knob clockwise.
  • Page 151 Rear Entertainment System Turn the Rear CTRL knob clockwise. The amber Rear LED comes on to show that the control panel is now enabled. Insert a DVD into the DVD/CD REAR CTRL KNOB player below the front panel. Push the DVD in halfway, the drive will pull it in the rest of the way.
  • Page 152 Rear Entertainment System SEEK/SKIP Press and hold the EJECT Press the eject button to Using the Rear Control Panel button to move forward; you will remove the DVD from the drive. To turn on the rear entertainment see ‘‘CUE’’ in the display. Press and system from the rear control panel, hold the button to move...
  • Page 153 Rear Entertainment System To Play the Radio from the Rear Control Panel Use the buttons to select a station from the preset buttons. Press the button to tune the radio to a higher frequency, or press the button to tune to a lower frequency. Pressing the button causes the system to search up or...
  • Page 154 Rear Entertainment System Press the button to To Play a CD from the Rear To move rapidly within a track, press select another category. Control Panel and hold the button. If CDs are loaded in the CD changer, The system will continue to move Pressing and holding the DISP select them by pressing the CD through the track.
  • Page 155 Rear Entertainment System To Play a DVD from the Rear REAR CONTROL PANEL Control Panel The video screen is for use by rear seat passengers only. The driver and front seat passenger should not try to view the screen while driving. Open the overhead screen by pushing the OPEN button.
  • Page 156 Rear Entertainment System DISP Button When you press the DISP button When you press the DISP button To go back to play, press the DISP while a DVD is playing, the title, again, the subtitle, audio, angle, button. chapter, elapsed time, and personal sound characteristics, and personal surround logo are displayed surround logo are displayed...
  • Page 157 Rear Entertainment System MENU Button System Messages Play Mode When you press the MENU button When you press the SETUP button When you select ‘‘Play Mode’’ by while a DVD is playing, the DVD’s while a DVD is playing, the DVD’s pressing the button, the main menu is displayed.
  • Page 158 Rear Entertainment System Top Menu Audio The selectable languages vary from DVD to DVD, and this feature may not be available on some DVDs. Press the RETURN or ENT button to go back to the play mode setup menu. When you select ‘‘TOP MENU’’ When you select ‘‘Audio’’...
  • Page 159 Rear Entertainment System Subtitle Angle To turn the subtitle on and off, select If more than one subtitle language is On some DVDs, the scenes are ‘‘Subtitle’’ from the setup menu by available, you will see the language recorded by more than one camera, pressing the button.
  • Page 160 Rear Entertainment System Search When you select ‘‘Search’’ from the To do a title search, select ‘‘Title’’ by To do a chapter search, select play mode setup menu, you will see pressing the button. Change ‘‘Chapter’’ by pressing the the submenu shown above. In the the number on the right submenu by button.
  • Page 161 Rear Entertainment System NumInput A numerical command can be issued change from the left side to right Select and enter the second digit to a DVD by inputting a two digit side or right to left. number the same way. The cursor number, and a button number can be will automatically move to the ‘‘ENT’’...
  • Page 162 Rear Entertainment System are playing. Personal Surround Display Select ‘‘Cinema,’’ ‘‘Music,’’ or ‘‘Voice’’ by pressing the button, and enter your selection by pressing the ENT button. The ‘‘PERSONAL SURROUND’’ logo is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen. If you select ‘‘Off,’’...
  • Page 163 Rear Entertainment System Select the quality you want to adjust If you want to set the display to the The display changes as shown above. by pressing the button, and default setting, select ‘‘Reset’’ by then pressing the ENT button. The pressing the button, and, Select ‘‘Yes,’’...
  • Page 164 Rear Entertainment System Screen Mode You can set the screen mode to these settings: Normal Normal Wide Wide Zoom Full Zoom Full...
  • Page 165 Rear Entertainment System The selected setting will be highlighted in blue for one second, and the screen returns to the play mode in the selected setting. Select the ‘‘Aspect Ratio’’ by pressing The selectable setting menu is button, then press displayed, and the current setting is the ENT button.
  • Page 166 Rear Entertainment System Menu Language INITIAL SETTINGS Menu INITIAL SETTINGS (Language) When you press the SETUP button When you select ‘‘Language’’ with To select the language used in the on the rear control panel when a button, the menu DISC menus, select ‘‘Menu Lang’’ by DVD is not playing, the ‘‘INITIAL shown above appears.
  • Page 167 Rear Entertainment System Select the desired language by If you want another language than If you select ‘‘No,’’ and press the pressing the button, and those listed, you need to enter the ENT button, the display returns to then pressing the ENT button. code number of the desired language.
  • Page 168 Rear Entertainment System Audio Language If you select ‘‘Yes,’’ the display If you made a mistake entering a You can select the dubbed language changes to the language code input number, select ‘‘DEL’’ on the display before playing DVDs. mode. Select the first number using with the , or Select ‘‘Audio Lang’’...
  • Page 169 Rear Entertainment System Subtitle Language Dynamic Range INITIAL SETTINGS (Others) You can select the subtitle language When you select ‘‘Others’’ at the ‘‘Dynamic Range’’ reduces the before playing DVDs. bottom of the ‘‘INITIAL SETTINGS’’ differences between the loud and Select ‘‘Subtitle Lang’’ by pressing screen, the above menu appears on quiet sound levels throughout the button.
  • Page 170 Rear Entertainment System Angle Mark ANGLE MARK When you select the ‘‘Dynamic When you switch to another angle Select ‘‘Angle Mark’’ by pressing the Range’’ by pressing the while playing a DVD, the angle mark button. The above submenu button, you will see the submenu is displayed in the upper right corner appears.
  • Page 171 Rear Entertainment System Parental Control Level When you select and enter ‘‘Yes,’’ You can place an auditory restriction Select ‘‘Parental Level’’ by pressing the display changes as shown above. by changing the parental control button. You will see the To change the level, you need to level.
  • Page 172 Rear Entertainment System Changing the Password If the system does not recognize the If you enter the password correctly, The password was set to ‘‘1111’’ password you entered, you will see you can then change the parental when the vehicle left the factory. the above display.
  • Page 173 Rear Entertainment System To change the password, select Select the first number by pressing If the system does not recognize the ‘‘Password.’’ You will see the above , or password you entered, you will see menu displayed. Select ‘‘Yes’’ by button, and enter it by pressing the above display.
  • Page 174 Rear Entertainment System If you forget the password, select The display changes as shown above. ‘‘Password,’’ and press the button If you want to use the default 10 times. password (1111), select ‘‘Yes,’’ and press the ENT button. The message ‘‘Default password setting applied’’...
  • Page 175 Rear Entertainment System Remote Control Replacing the Remote Control As required by the FCC: This device Batteries complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. RELEASE BUTTON Operation is subject to the following two COVER conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that...
  • Page 176 Rear Entertainment System Playable DVDs Protecting DVDs The tips on how to handle and protect DVDs are basically the same as those for compact discs. Refer to ‘‘Protecting Your CDs’’ on page There are various types of DVDs available. Some of them are not compatible with your system.
  • Page 177 Rear Entertainment System DVD Player Error Messages If you see an error message in the Message Solution screen while operating the DVD player, find the cause in the chart to ERROR F0 Eject the disc and reinsert it. the right. If you cannot clear the ERROR F2 message, take your vehicle to a Invalid region code...
  • Page 178 Rear Entertainment System Wireless Headphones The audio for the rear entertainment Replacing Batteries system is sent to the wireless headphones that come with the system. When using the headphones, make sure you wear them correctly: L (left) and R (right) are marked on the sides of the frame.
  • Page 179 Rear Entertainment System Auxiliary Input Jacks HEADPHONE CONNECTORS COVER VOLUME DIALS BATTERY AUXILIARY INPUT JACKS Remove the battery. Install the new Auxiliary input jacks and headphone The system will accept auxiliary battery in the earpiece as shown in connectors for the rear inputs from standard video games the diagram next to the battery slot.
  • Page 180: Security System

    Security System The security system will not set if On EX and EX-L models SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR The security system helps to protect the hood, the tailgate, or any door is your vehicle and valuables from theft. not fully closed. If the system will not The horn sounds and a combination set, check the Door and Tailgate of headlights, parking lights, side...
  • Page 181: Cruise Control

    Cruise Control Cruise control allows you to maintain Using the Cruise Control a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) CRUISE CONTROL MASTER BUTTON RES/ACCEL BUTTON without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. It should be used for cruising on straight, open highways.
  • Page 182 Cruise Control Changing the Set Speed To slow down in very small Canceling Cruise Control You can increase the set cruising amounts, tap the SET/DECEL You can cancel cruise control in any speed in any of these ways: button. Each time you do this, of these ways: your vehicle will slow down about Press and hold the RES/ACCEL...
  • Page 183: Compass

    Compass Compass Function The compass can be affected by REAR VIEW MIRROR driving near power lines or stations, If equipped Your vehicle has a compass in the across bridges, through tunnels, rear view mirror. The compass over railroad crossings, past large indicates the vehicle direction with vehicles, or driving near large illuminated letters;...
  • Page 184 Compass Compass Calibration Drive the vehicle slowly in circles Press and hold the compass The compass may need to be at less than 5 mph (8 km/h) until button for about 3 seconds. When manually calibrated after exposure to the center icon turns blue. This all of the direction icons begin to a strong magnetic field.
  • Page 185 Compass Zone Map Compass Display for Each Zone...
  • Page 186: Rearview Camera And Monitor

    Rearview Camera and Monitor When in reverse, the touch screen Since the rearview camera display On EX-L models with navigation system and navigation system ‘‘hard’’ area is limited, you should always buttons are locked out, except the back up slowly and carefully, and ‘‘ZOOM’’...
  • Page 187: Homelink Universal Transceiver

    HomeLink Universal Transceiver have the safety feature that causes Training HomeLink If equipped The HomeLink universal the motor to stop and reverse if an If you just Before you begin transceiver built into your vehicle obstacle is detected during closing, received your vehicle and have not can be programmed to operate up to increasing the risk of injury.
  • Page 188 HomeLink Universal Transceiver If the red indicator in HomeLink second. continues to flash slowly (does If the button works, not flash rapidly), your remote programming is complete. transmitter may stop If the button does not work go transmitting after a short time. to step 6.
  • Page 189 HomeLink Universal Transceiver Training With a Rolling Code Press and hold the button on TRAINING BUTTON System HomeLink for 3 to 4 seconds. For security purposes, newer garage door opening systems use a ‘‘rolling’’ Press and hold the HomeLink or variable code. Information from button again for 3 to 4 seconds.
  • Page 190 HomeLink Universal Transceiver Erasing Codes If a standard transmitter was As required by the FCC: To erase the codes stored in all three programmed, the indicator will This device complies with Part 15 of the buttons, press and hold the two stay on for about 25 seconds.
  • Page 191: Before Driving

    Before Driving Before you begin driving your Break-in Period ......186 vehicle, you should know what Fuel Recommendation ....186 gasoline to use and how to check the Service Station Procedures ..187 levels of important fluids. You also Refueling ........
  • Page 192: Break-In Period

    Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation Some gasoline today is blended with Help assure your vehicle’s future Your vehicle is designed to operate oxygenates such as ethanol or reliability and performance by paying on unleaded gasoline with a pump MTBE.
  • Page 193: Service Station Procedures

    Service Station Procedures Refueling Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. Stop filling the tank after the fuel You may hear a hissing sound as nozzle automatically clicks off. Do pressure inside the tank escapes. not try to ‘‘top off’’ the tank. Leave The fuel fill cap is attached to the some room for the fuel to expand fuel filler with a tether.
  • Page 194: Opening And Closing The Hood

    Service Station Procedures Opening and Closing the Hood SLIT HOOD RELEASE HANDLE ATTACHMENT FUEL FILL CAP LATCH Screw the fuel fill cap back on Park the vehicle, and set the Put your fingers under the front until it clicks at least once. If you parking brake.
  • Page 195: Oil Check

    Service Station Procedures Oil Check GRIP UPPER MARK LOWER MARK DIPSTICK SUPPORT ROD CLIP Holding the grip, pull the support Wait a few minutes after turning the Remove the dipstick again, and rod out of its clip. Insert the end engine off before you check the oil.
  • Page 196: Engine Coolant Check

    Service Station Procedures, Fuel Economy Improving Fuel Economy Engine Coolant Check Try to maintain a constant speed. Every time you slow down and Always maintain your vehicle RESERVE TANK speed up, your vehicle uses extra according to the maintenance fuel. Use cruise control when messages displayed in the appropriate.
  • Page 197: Accessories And Modifications

    Be sure electronic accessories do crash in which you can be hurt not overload electrical circuits Accessories or killed. Your dealer has Honda accessories (see page ) or interfere with that allow you to personalize your proper operation of your vehicle.
  • Page 198 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 199: Carrying Cargo

    Carrying Cargo Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas: GLOVE BOX Glove box DOOR POCKETS REAR COMPARTMENT Front door and seat-back pockets Rear cargo area, including the second and third row seats when folded flat Console compartment Rear compartment However, carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and...
  • Page 200 Carrying Cargo Load Limits To determine the correct cargo and Determine the combined weight The maximum load for your vehicle luggage load limit: of luggage and cargo being loaded is 1,322 lbs (600 kg). This figure on the vehicle. That weight may includes the total weight of all Locate the statement, ‘‘the not safely exceed the available...
  • Page 201 Carrying Cargo Carrying Items in the Passenger proper operation of the side If you use an accessory roof rack, Compartment curtain airbags. the roof rack weight limit may be Store or secure all items that could lower. Refer to the information that be thrown around and hurt Carrying Cargo in the Cargo Area came with your roof rack.
  • Page 202 Carrying Cargo Cargo Net If equipped The hooks on each side of the tailgate and on the underside of the cargo area storage compartment lid You can use the cargo net to secure are for plastic grocery bags. To use items in the cargo area, and store the hook on the storage small items between the two halves...
  • Page 203 Driving This section gives you tips on Driving Guidelines ......198 starting the engine under various Starting the Engine ......199 conditions, and how to operate the Automatic Transmission ....200 automatic transmission. It also VTM-4 System ......
  • Page 204: Driving Guidelines

    Driving Guidelines Your vehicle has a higher ground Do not modify your vehicle in any Preparing to Drive clearance that allows you to travel way that would raise the center of You should do the following checks over bumps, obstacles, and rough gravity.
  • Page 205: Starting The Engine

    Driving Guidelines, Starting the Engine Check the steering wheel Starting the Engine If the engine does not start within adjustment (see page Apply the parking brake. 15 seconds, or starts but stalls right away, repeat step 4 with the Make sure the doors and the In cold weather, turn off all accelerator pedal pressed halfway tailgate are securely closed and...
  • Page 206: Automatic Transmission

    Automatic Transmission Shift Lever Position Indicators If the malfunction indicator lamp Shifting comes on along with the ‘‘D’’ indicator, there is a problem with the automatic transmission control system. Avoid rapid acceleration, and have the transmission checked by your dealer as soon as possible. SHIFT LEVER These indicators on the instrument To shift from Park to any position,...
  • Page 207 Automatic Transmission Park (P) This position mechani- Neutral (N) Use neutral if you To shift from: Do this: cally locks the transmission. Use need to restart a stalled engine, or if Press the brake pedal and Park whenever you are turning off or it is necessary to stop briefly with P to R pull the shift lever towards...
  • Page 208 Automatic Transmission Drive (D ) This position is similar Second (2) This position locks First (1) This position locks the to D, except only the first three the transmission in second gear. It transmission in first gear. By gears are selected. Use D to provide does not downshift to first gear upshifting and downshifting through engine braking when going down a...
  • Page 209 Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Release Put a cloth on the edge of the shift Push down on the key while you Do this if pushing on the brake pedal lock release slot cover. Using a pull the shift lever towards you and pulling the shift lever does not small flat-tipped screwdriver or a and move it out of Park to neutral.
  • Page 210: Vtm-4 System

    VTM-4 System The variable torque management To Engage the VTM-4 Lock To Disengage the VTM-4 Lock, 4WD (VTM-4) system automatically The vehicle must be stopped with any of the following: transfers varying amounts of engine the engine running. Press the VTM-4 LOCK button. torque to the rear wheels under Move the shift lever to first (1), lower traction conditions.
  • Page 211: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Tpms)

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Your vehicle is equipped with a tire Low Tire Pressure Each tire, including the spare, should pressure monitoring system (TPMS) Indicator be checked monthly when cold and that turns on every time you start the When the tire pressure monitoring set to the recommended inflation engine and monitors the pressure in...
  • Page 212 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Tire Pressure Monitor Each wheel is equipped with a tire As required by the FCC: pressure sensor mounted inside the This device complies with Part 15 of the The appropriate tire indicator and tire behind the valve stem. You must FCC rules.
  • Page 213: Parking Tips

    Parking Tips If the vehicle is facing uphill, turn Always use the parking brake when Make sure the moonroof (if the front wheels away from the you park your vehicle. Make sure equipped) and the windows are curb and set the parking brake. the parking brake is set firmly or closed.
  • Page 214: Braking System

    Braking System Your vehicle is equipped with disc Check the brakes after driving Braking System Design brakes at all four wheels. A power through deep water. Apply the The hydraulic system that operates assist helps reduce the effort needed brakes moderately to see if they feel the brakes has two separate circuits.
  • Page 215: Anti-Lock Brakes (Abs)

    Braking System, Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) Brake Wear Indicators Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) You will feel a pulsation in the brake If the brake pads need replacing, you The anti-lock brake system (ABS) pedal when the ABS activates, and will hear a distinctive, metallic helps prevent the brakes from you may hear some noise.
  • Page 216 Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) ABS Indicator Important Safety Reminders A vehicle with ABS may require a ABS does not reduce the time or longer distance to stop on loose or If this indicator comes on, the anti- distance it takes to stop the uneven surfaces, such as gravel or lock function of the braking system It only helps with steering...
  • Page 217: Vehicle Stability Assist (Vsa) System

    Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System The vehicle stability assist (VSA) VSA Activation Indicator VSA System Indicator system helps to stabilize the vehicle during cornering if the vehicle turns When VSA activates, you will see the If the VSA system indicator comes more or less than desired.
  • Page 218: Vsa Off Switch

    Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System VSA Off Switch VSA is turned on every time you In certain unusual conditions when start the engine, even if you turned it your vehicle gets stuck in shallow off the last time you drove the mud or fresh snow, it may be easier vehicle.
  • Page 219: Towing A Trailer

    Towing a Trailer Your vehicle has been designed to Load Limits tow a trailer, as well as carrying passengers and their cargo. To safely tow a trailer, you should carefully observe the load limits (see page ), use the proper equipment, and follow the guidelines in this section.
  • Page 220 Towing a Trailer Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Estimating Loads Connect the fully loaded trailer to (GVWR) The maximum The best way to confirm that all the hitch. allowable weight of the vehicle, all loads are within limits is to check occupants, all cargo and the tongue them at a public scale.
  • Page 221 Towing a Trailer Total Trailer Weight and Tongue Load Limits: BOAT TRAILERS Equipped with transmission cooler and power steering fluid cooler. Number of Occupants Maximum Total Trailer Weight Maximum Tongue Load 4,500 lbs (2,045 kg) 450 lbs (205 kg) 4,500 lbs (2,045 kg) 450 lbs (205 kg) 4,500 lbs (2,045 kg) 450 lbs (205 kg)
  • Page 222 Towing a Trailer Checking Loads To accurately check your loads at the public scale, the vehicle and trailer should be fully loaded, and all occupants should stay in the vehicle while the attendant watches the scale. Check the gross vehicle weight. Check the gross combined weight.
  • Page 223 Towing Equipment and Hitch Accessories We strongly recommend that you Towing generally requires a variety have your dealer install a Honda of supplemental equipment. To hitch. Using non-Honda equipment ensure the best quality, we may result in serious damage to your recommend that you purchase vehicle.
  • Page 224 Towing a Trailer Trailer Brakes Safety Chains Spare Tires Honda requires that any trailer with Always use safety chains when you When towing a trailer, we a total trailer weight of 1,000 lbs (455 tow a trailer. Make sure the chains recommend that you carry a full-size kg) or more has its own brakes.
  • Page 225: Trailer Driving Tips

    The vehicle has been properly serviced, and the tires, brakes, We recommend that you have your suspension, cooling system, and dealer install a Honda wiring harness lights are in good operating and converter. This harness has condition. BRAKE LIGHT been designed for your vehicle.
  • Page 226 Trailer Driving Tips Your vehicle tires and spare are For your safety and the safety of Making Turns and Braking properly inflated, and the trailer others, take time to practice driving Make turns more slowly and wider tires and spare are inflated as maneuvers before heading for the than normal.
  • Page 227: Towing Your Vehicle Behind A Motorhome

    Trailer Driving Tips, Towing Your Vehicle Behind a Motorhome When driving down hills, reduce Towing Your Vehicle Backing Up your speed and shift down to D . Do Always drive slowly and have Your vehicle is not designed to be not ‘‘ride’’...
  • Page 228: Off-Highway Driving Guidelines

    Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Your vehicle has been designed Important Safety Precautions primarily for use on pavement. But To avoid loss of control or rollover, its higher ground clearance allows be sure to follow all precautions and Improperly operating this you to occasionally travel on unpaved recommendations.
  • Page 229 Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Check Out Your Vehicle Accelerating and Braking Avoiding Obstacles Before you leave the pavement, be For better traction on all surfaces, Debris in the road can damage your sure to do all scheduled maintenance accelerate slowly and gradually build suspension or other components.
  • Page 230 Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Crossing a Stream If you decide it is safe to drive If You Get Stuck Before driving through water, stop, through water, choose a suitable If you get stuck, engage the VTM-4 get out if necessary, and make sure speed and engage the VTM-4 Lock.
  • Page 231 Off-Highway Driving Guidelines You should never use a jack to try to Towing a Trailer Off-Road get unstuck. Your vehicle could You may be able to safely tow a easily slip off the jack and hurt you lightweight trailer (such as a or someone else.
  • Page 233 Maintenance This section explains why it is Maintenance Safety ...... . 228 important to keep your vehicle well Maintenance Minder ..... 229 maintained and how to follow basic Maintenance Record ..... 236 maintenance safety precautions. Fluid Locations .......
  • Page 234: Maintenance Safety

    Maintenance Safety All service items not detailed in this with the battery or compressed air. Injury from moving parts. section should be performed by a not run the engine unless certified technician or qualified instructed to do so. mechanic. Improperly maintaining this Important Safety Precautions vehicle or failing to correct a To eliminate potential hazards, read...
  • Page 235: Maintenance Minder

    Maintenance Minder Your vehicle displays engine oil life Engine Oil Life Display The remaining engine oil life is and maintenance service items on displayed on the information display ENGINE OIL LIFE the information display to show you SELECT/RESET according to this table: DISPLAY KNOB when you should have your dealer...
  • Page 236 Maintenance Minder The maintenance item code or codes indicate the main and sub items required at the time of the oil change MAINTENANCE ENGINE OIL LIFE (see page MINDER INDICATOR INDICATOR MAINTENANCE ITEM CODE(S) If the remaining engine oil life is 15 When the remaining engine oil life is to 6 percent, you will see the engine 5 to 1 percent, you will see a...
  • Page 237 Maintenance Minder The maximum total mileage shown is ‘‘ 9999.’’ You can change the information display from the engine oil life display to the odometer, the trip meter, or the outside temperature (if equipped) every time you press and release the Select/Reset knob. When the engine oil life is 0 percent or negative mileage, the maintenance minder indicator...
  • Page 238 Maintenance Minder Maintenance Main Items and Sub Resetting the Engine Oil Life Items Display Your dealer will reset the display after completing the required maintenance service. You will see ‘‘OIL LIFE 100%’’ on the information display the next time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.
  • Page 239 5 seconds. The provide competent, efficient service. maintenance item code(s) will We recommend using Honda parts disappear, and the engine oil life and fluids whenever you have will reset to ‘‘100.’’ maintenance done. These are...
  • Page 240 Maintenance Minder U.S. Vehicles: Owner’s Maintenance Checks Lights Check the operation of Maintenance, replacement, or You should check the following the headlights, parking lights, repair of emissions control items at the specified intervals. If taillights, high-mount brake light, devices and systems may be done you are unsure of how to perform turn signals, brake lights, and any check, turn to the appropriate...
  • Page 241 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 miles Check parking brake adjustment (24,000 km).
  • Page 242: Maintenance Record

    You or the servicing dealer can record all completed maintenance here. When maintenance is performed, record the mileage, circle the coded item(s) completed, and write in any other non-coded items (such as brake fluid replacement) below the codes. Keep the receipts for all work done on your vehicle. Maintenance can also be recorded in your Honda service history booklet. Mileage...
  • Page 243 Maintenance Record Mileage Maintenance Signature Mileage Maintenance Signature Performed Performed Date Date...
  • Page 244: Fluid Locations

  • Page 245: Adding Engine Oil

    5W-20 lubricant for your vehicle. It is engine’s performance and longevity. highly recommended that you use Always use a premium-grade Honda motor oil in your vehicle for detergent oil displaying the API optimum engine protection. Make certification seal. This seal indicates...
  • Page 246: Changing The Oil And Filter

    Adding Engine Oil, Changing the Oil and Filter Synthetic Oil Changing the Oil and Filter You may use a synthetic motor oil if Always change the oil and filter it meets the same requirements according to the maintenance given for a conventional motor oil: it messages shown on the information displays the API certification seal, display.
  • Page 247 Changing the Oil and Filter Put a new washer on the drain bolt, Turn off the engine and let it sit OIL FILTER then reinstall the drain bolt. for several minutes, then check Tighten the drain bolt to: the oil level on the dipstick. If necessary, add more oil.
  • Page 248: Engine Coolant

    50 % coolant level in the radiator. antifreeze and 50 % water. Never add straight antifreeze or plain water. If Honda antifreeze/coolant is not Removing the radiator cap available, you may use another while the engine is hot can...
  • Page 249: Windshield Washers

    Engine Coolant, Windshield Washers The coolant level should be up to Windshield Washers the base of the filler neck. Add Check the fluid level in the coolant if it is low. windshield washer reservoir at least monthly during normal use. Pour the coolant slowly and The low washer On Canadian models:...
  • Page 250: Automatic Transmission Fluid

    Automatic Transmission Fluid Automatic Transmission If the level is below the lower mark, remove the fill plug, then add the fluid into the fill hole to DIPSTICK bring it to the level between the upper and lower marks on the dipstick.
  • Page 251: Differential Oil

    The differential should be drained Have the transmission flushed and and refilled with new fluid according refilled with Honda ATF-Z1 by to the time and distance recommen- your dealer as soon as it is dations in the maintenance schedule.
  • Page 252: Timing Belt

    (100,000 km) if you regularly maintenance minder schedule. replacement. drive your vehicle in one or more of these conditions: Using any non-Honda brake fluid can In very high temperatures cause corrosion and decrease the life (over 110°F, 43°C). of the system. Have the brake...
  • Page 253: Power Steering Fluid

    Fluid. You may use another power steering fluid as an emergency replacement, but have the power steering system flushed and refilled with Honda PSF as soon as possible. LOWER LEVEL The fluid level should be between A low power steering fluid level can the MIN and MAX marks on the side indicate a leak in the system.
  • Page 254: Lights

    Lights Headlight Aiming The headlights were properly aimed when your vehicle was new. If you regularly carry heavy items in the trunk, readjustment may be required. Adjustment should be done by your dealer or other qualified mechanic. Replacing a Headlight Bulb Your vehicle has halogen headlight bulbs.
  • Page 255 Lights Replacing a Front Turn Signal Insert the socket back into the To remove a bulb, pull it straight Bulb headlight assembly. Turn it out of its socket. clockwise to lock it in place. Install the new bulb into the Turn on the lights to make sure socket.
  • Page 256 Lights Replacing a Side Turn Signal Bulb Pull the burned out bulb straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. Insert the socket back into the turn signal assembly. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place. Turn on the lights to make sure BULB the new bulb is working.
  • Page 257 Lights Replacing a Front Fog Light Bulb Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. If equipped Reinstall the mounting bolt on the under cover. BULB BOLT CONNECTOR Use a wrench to remove the Remove the electrical connector mounting bolt from the underbody.
  • Page 258 Lights Replacing Rear Bulbs Replacing a Back-up Light Bulb SCREW Open the tailgate. Remove the socket of the burned Open the tailgate. Place a cloth on out bulb by turning it one-quarter the edge of the cover. Remove the Remove the two screws, then pull turn counterclockwise, and pull it covers by carefully prying on the the rear light assembly straight...
  • Page 259 Lights Pull the burned out bulb straight Replacing the High-mount Brake out of its socket. Light Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. Insert the socket back into the light assembly. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place. Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working.
  • Page 260: Floor Mats

    Floor Mats, Cleaning Seat Belts Floor Mats If you use non-Honda floor mats, Cleaning Seat Belts make sure they fit properly and that they can be used with the floor mat LOOP anchors. Do not put additional floor mats on top of the anchored mats.
  • Page 261: Wiper Blades

    Wiper Blades Check the condition of the wiper WIPER ARMS blades at least every 6 months. Replace them if you find signs of cracking in the rubber, areas that are getting hard, or if they leave streaks and unwiped areas when used. LOCK TAB Raise each wiper arm off the 2.
  • Page 262 Wiper Blades Slide the new wiper blade into the BLADE BLADE holder until the tabs lock. Front only: Slide the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm. Make sure it locks in place. Lower the wiper arm. REINFORCEMENT Remove the blade from its holder Examine the new wiper blades.
  • Page 263: Wheels

    Wheels, Tires Wheels Tires Inflation Guidelines Clean the wheels as you would the To safely operate your vehicle, your Keeping the tires properly inflated rest of the exterior. Wash them with tires must be the proper type and provides the best combination of the same solution, and rinse them size, in good condition with adequate handling, tread life, and riding...
  • Page 264 Tires We recommend that you visually If you check air pressures when the Recommended Tire Pressures check your tires every day. If you tires are hot [driven for several miles The following chart shows the think a tire might be low, check it (kilometers)], you will see readings 4 recommended cold tire pressures for immediately with a tire gauge.
  • Page 265 Improper wheel weights can damage A tire this worn gives very little your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use traction on wet roads. You should only Honda wheel weights f or replace the tire if you can see three balancing. or more tread wear indicators.
  • Page 266 Tires Tire Rotation Replacing Tires and Wheels Replace your tires with radial tires of Front Front the same size, load range, speed Installing improper tires on your rating, and maximum cold tire vehicle can affect handling and pressure rating (as shown on the stability.
  • Page 267 Tires Winter Driving Tire Chains Tires marked ‘‘M S’’ or ‘‘All Because your vehicle has limited tire Season’’ on the sidewall have an all- clearance, mount only SAE Class ‘‘S’’ Traction devices that are the wrong weather tread design suitable for cable-type traction devices, with size or improperly installed can most winter driving conditions.
  • Page 268: Checking The Battery

    Checking the Battery Check the terminals for corrosion (a If you need to connect the battery to TEST INDICATOR WINDOW white or yellowish powder). To a charger, disconnect both cables to remove it, cover the terminals with a prevent damaging your vehicle’s solution of baking soda and water.
  • Page 269: Vehicle Storage

    Vehicle Storage If you need to park your vehicle for Block the rear wheels. Cover the vehicle with a an extended period (more than 1 ‘‘breathable’’ cover, one made month), there are several things you If the vehicle is to be stored for a from a porous material such as should do to prepare it for storage.
  • Page 271 Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers the more Compact Spare Tire ...... . 266 common problems that motorists Changing a Flat Tire ..... 267 experience with their vehicles. It If the Engine Won’t Start ....271 gives you information about how to Jump Starting ........
  • Page 272: Compact Spare Tire

    Compact Spare Tire Use the compact spare tire as a Follow these precautions: INDICATOR LOCATION MARK temporary replacement only. Get your regular tire repaired or replaced, Never exceed 50 mph (80 km/h). and put it back on your vehicle as soon as you can.
  • Page 273: Changing A Flat Tire

    Changing a Flat Tire If you have a flat tire while driving, TOOLS JACK stop in a safe place to change it. Drive slowly along the shoulder until you get to an exit or an area to stop that is far away from the traffic lanes. The vehicle can easily roll off the jack, seriously injuring anyone underneath.
  • Page 274 Changing a Flat Tire WHEEL NUT WRENCH BRACKET JACKING POINT Put the wheel nut wrench on the Place the jack under the jacking hoist shaft. Turn the wrench point nearest the tire you need to counterclockwise to lower the change. Turn the end bracket The wheel nut wrench supplied with spare tire to the ground.
  • Page 275 Changing a Flat Tire EXTENSION WHEEL NUT WRENCH BRAKE HUB Use the extension and the wheel Before mounting the spare tire, Lower the vehicle to the ground, nut wrench as shown to raise the wipe any dirt off the mounting and remove the jack.
  • Page 276 Changing a Flat Tire Turn the wheel nut wrench clockwise until the flat tire rests against the underbody of the Loose items can fly around the vehicle and you hear the hoist interior in a crash and could click. seriously injure the occupants. Store the wheel, jack, and tools securely before driving.
  • Page 277: If The Engine Won't Start

    If the Engine Won’t Start Diagnosing why the engine won’t Check the transmission interlock. If the headlights dim noticeably or start falls into two areas, depending The transmission must be in Park go out when you try to start the on what you hear when you turn the or neutral or the starter will not engine, either the battery is...
  • Page 278: Jump Starting

    If the Engine Won’t Start, Jump Starting Are you using a properly coded Jump Starting To jump start your vehicle: key? An improperly coded key will Although this seems like a simple Open the hood, and check the cause the immobilizer system procedure, you should take several physical condition of the battery.
  • Page 279 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 280: If The Engine Overheats

    If the Engine Overheats The pointer of your vehicle’s If you do not see steam or spray, temperature gauge should stay in leave the engine running, and the midrange under most conditions. watch the temperature gauge. If Steam and spray from an If it climbs to the red mark, you the high heat is due to overloading, overheated engine can...
  • Page 281 If the Engine Overheats If there was no coolant in the Start the engine, and set the reserve tank, you may need to add interior temperature to maximum. coolant to the radiator. Let the Add coolant to the radiator up to engine cool down until the pointer the base of the filler neck.
  • Page 282: Low Oil Pressure Indicator

    Low Oil Pressure Indicator, Charging System Indicator Low Oil Pressure Indicator Safely pull off the road, and shut Charging System Indicator off the engine. Turn on the hazard This indicator should never warning lights. If the charging system come on when the engine is indicator comes on brightly running.
  • Page 283: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    Malfunction Indicator Lamp If this indicator comes on If your vehicle’s battery has been while driving, it means one disconnected or gone dead, these of the engine’s emission control codes are erased. It takes at least If you keep driving with the systems may have a problem.
  • Page 284: Brake System Indicator

    Brake System Indicator The brake system However, if the brake pedal does not If you must drive the vehicle a short U.S. Canada indicator normally feel normal, you should take distance in this condition, drive comes on when immediate action. A problem in one slowly and carefully.
  • Page 285: Emergency Towing

    Emergency Towing, Fuses Emergency Towing Fuses On 4WD models If your vehicle needs to be towed, DRIVER’ S SIDE INTERIOR call a professional towing service or organization. Never tow your vehicle Towing with only two tires on the with just a rope or chain. It is very ground will damage parts of the 4WD dangerous.
  • Page 286 Fuses Checking and Replacing Fuses PASSENGER’ S SIDE INTERIOR 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 287 Fuses FUSE PULLER BLOWN BLOWN Check each of the large fuses in Check the smaller fuses in the Look for a blown wire inside the the primary under-hood fuse box under-hood fuse box and all the fuse. If it is blown, replace it with by looking through the top at the fuses in the interior fuse boxes by one of the spare fuses of the same...
  • Page 288 Fuses If you cannot drive the vehicle If the replacement fuse of the Trailer Fuses without fixing the problem, and you same rating blows in a short time, If a trailer light is burned out, check do not have a spare fuse, take a fuse there is probably a serious if these fuses are blown when you of the same rating or a lower rating...
  • Page 289: Fuse Locations

    Fuse Locations PRIMARY UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX No. Amps. Circuits Protected Amps. Circuits Protected 20 A Spare Fuse 30 A Rear A/C 30 A Spare Fuse 40 A Heater Motor 20 A Right Headlight 30 A Cooling Fan 15 A ACG S 7.5 A Spare Fuse 15 A...
  • Page 290 Fuse Locations INTERIOR FUSE BOX Driver’s Side Passenger’s Side Amps. Circuits Protected No. Amps. Circuits Protected Front Front 15 A Fuel Pump 20 A Driver’s Power Window 10 A 20 A Driver’s Power Seat Reclining 7.5 A Heater Control, A/C Clutch 20 A Heated Seat Relay, Cooling Fan Relay...
  • Page 291: Technical Information

    Technical Information The diagrams in this section give Identification Numbers ....286 Emissions Controls ......295 you the dimensions and capacities of Specifications ........ . 288 The Clean Air Act ..... . 295 your vehicle and the locations of the DOT Tire Quality Grading ..
  • Page 292: Identification Numbers

    Identification Numbers Your vehicle has several identifying numbers in various places. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the 17-digit number your dealer uses to register your vehicle for warranty purposes. It is also necessary for licensing and insuring your vehicle.
  • Page 293 Identification Numbers The engine number is stamped into the engine block. It is on the front. ENGINE NUMBER The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NUMBER...
  • Page 294 Specifications Dimensions Capacities Length 188.0 in (4,775 mm) Fuel tank Approx. Width 76.5 in (1,943 mm) 20.34 US gal (77.0 ) 77.5 in (1,968 mm) Engine Change 1.93 US gal (7.3 ) Height 70.5 in (1,790 mm) coolant Total 2.43 US gal (9.2 ) 71.7 in (1,821 mm) Engine oil Change...
  • Page 295: Specifications

    Specifications Lights Engine Headlights High 12 V 60 W (HB3) Type Water cooled 4-stroke SOHC, 12 V 55 W (H11) i-VTEC V6 gasoline engine (2WD) Front side marker lights 12 V Water cooled 4-stroke SOHC, Front position lights 12 V VTEC V6 gasoline engine (4WD) Front turn signal lights 12 V...
  • Page 296: Dot Tire Quality Grading

    DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) The tires on your vehicle meet all Treadwear Traction AA, A, B, C U.S. Federal Safety Requirements. The treadwear grade is a compara- The traction grades, from highest to All tires are also graded for tive rating based on the wear rate of lowest, are AA, A, B, and C.
  • Page 297: Temperature

    DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles), Tire Labeling Temperature A, B, C Warning: The temperature grade for Vehicle type (P indicates The temperature grades are A (the this tire is established for a tire that passenger vehicle). highest), B, and C, representing the is properly inflated and not tire’s resistance to the generation of overloaded.
  • Page 298: Tire Labeling

    Tire Labeling Tire Identification Number Maximum Tire Pressure The tire identification number (TIN) Max Press The maximum air is a group of numbers and letters pressure the tire can that look like the following example hold. TIN. TIN is located on the sidewall of the tire.
  • Page 299: Tire Pressure Monitoring

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation Each tire, including the spare (if As an added safety feature, your Driving on a significantly under- provided), should be checked vehicle has been equipped with a tire inflated tire causes the tire to monthly when cold and inflated to pressure monitoring system (TPMS) overheat and can lead to tire failure.
  • Page 300 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation Your vehicle has also been equipped Always check the TPMS malfunction with a TPMS malfunction indicator telltale after replacing one or more to indicate when the system is not tires or wheels on your vehicle to operating properly.
  • Page 301: Emissions Controls

    ‘‘smog.’’ canister while the engine is off. After Carbon monoxide does not contri- In Canada, Honda vehicles comply the engine is started and warmed up, bute to smog creation, but it is a with the Canadian emission the vapor is drawn into the engine poisonous gas.
  • Page 302: 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 equivalent for repairs. Using lower system takes some of the exhaust come out the tailpipe.
  • Page 303: Three Way Catalytic Converter

    The catalytic converter is referred to as a three-way catalyst, since it acts on HC, CO, and NOx. A replacement unit must be an original Honda part or its equivalent. THREE WAY CATALYTIC The three way catalytic converter...
  • Page 304: State Emissions Testing

    State Emissions Testing Testing of Readiness Codes Make sure the gas tank is nearly, Keep the vehicle in Park. Increase If you take your vehicle for a state but not completely, full (around the engine speed to 2,000 rpm, and emissions test shortly after the 3/4).
  • Page 305 State Emissions Testing Then drive in city/suburban traffic for at least 10 minutes. When traffic conditions allow, let the vehicle coast for several seconds without using the accelerator pedal or the brake pedal. If the testing facility determines the readiness codes are still not set, see your dealer.
  • Page 307 Warranty and Customer Relations Customer Service Information ........ . 302 Warranty Coverages ..... 303 Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Vehicles) ......304 Authorized Manuals ..... . 305...
  • Page 308: Customer Service Information

    Customer Service Information Honda dealership personnel are U.S. Owners: In Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin trained professionals. They should Islands: American Honda Motor Co. be able to answer all your questions. Honda Customer Service If you encounter a problem that your...
  • Page 309: Warranty Coverages

    Warranty and Emissions Accessory Limited Warranty all these warranties. Please read the Performance Warranty these two Honda accessories are covered 2007 Honda warranty information warranties cover your vehicle’s under this warranty. Time and booklet that came with your vehicle emissions control systems. Time,...
  • Page 310: Reporting Safety Defects (U.s. Vehicles)

    Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Administration (NHTSA) in addition However, NHTSA cannot become You can also obtain other information to notifying American Honda Motor involved in individual problems about motor vehicle safety from http:// Co., Inc. between you, your dealer, or
  • Page 311: Authorized Manuals

    Purchasing Factory Authorized Manuals Valid only for sales within the United States. Canadian (U.S.only) owners should contact their authorized Honda dealer. The publications shown below can be purchased from Helm ORDER TOLL FREE: 1-800-782-4356 Incorporated. You can order in any of three ways:...
  • Page 312 Authorized Manuals Service Manual: NOTE: Dealers and companies, please provide dealer or company name, and the name of the person to whose attention the shipment should be This manual covers maintenance and recommended sent. For purchases outside U.S.A. please write to the address shown procedures for repair to engine and chassis components.
  • Page 313 Index Checking Fluid Level ....244 Braking System ......208 Shifting ........200 Break-in, New Vehicle ....186 Accessories and Modifications . 191 Shift Lever Position Indicator . 200 Brightness Control, Instruments . 76 ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Shift Lever Positions ....
  • Page 314 Index Certification Label ......286 Conversation Mirror ....100 Doors Chains ..........261 Crankcase Emissions Control Locking and Unlocking ....82 Changing a Flat Tire ..... 267 System ......... 295 DOT Tire Quality Grading ..
  • Page 315 Index Engine Fluids Gauges Coolant Temperature Gauge ..71 Automatic Transmission ... 244 Engine Coolant Temperature . 71 Malfunction Indicator Brake .......... . 246 Fuel ..........70 Lamp ........ . 62, 277 Power Steering ......247 GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Oil Pressure Indicator ..
  • Page 316 Index Headlights ......... 75 Ignition Aiming ......... 248 Keys ..........79 Automatic Lighting Off ....76 Switch ..........81 Keys ........... 79 Daytime Running Lights .... . 76 Timing Control System .... . 296 High Beam Indicator ....
  • Page 317 Index Lower Anchor ........47 Parking Brake ........97 Lubricant Specifications Chart . 288 Parking Brake and Brake System Luggage ......... . 193 Octane Requirement, Gasoline . 186 Indicator ....... . 63, 278 Odometer ......... . 70 Parking Lights .........
  • Page 318 Index Wiper Blades ......255 System Components ....25 Replacing Seat Belts After a Use During Pregnancy ....19 Radiator Overheating ....274 Crash ..........23 Wearing a Lap/Shoulder Belt . 15 Radio/CD Sound System .....
  • Page 319 Index Signaling Turns ....... . 75 Steering Wheel Temperature, Outside ..... 71 Snow Tires ........261 Adjustment ........78 Tensioners, Seat Belts ....23 Sound System ........ . 115 Anti-theft Column Lock ....81 Testing of Readiness Codes ..
  • Page 320 Index Tires ..........257 Trip Meter ........70 Air Pressure ....... 258 Turn Signals ........75 Checking Wear ......259 WARNING, Explanation of .... . iii Compact Spare ......266 Warning Labels, Location of ..
  • Page 321 Index Worn Tires ........259 Wrecker, Emergency Towing ..279...
  • Page 324: Service Information Summary

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

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