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© 2008 Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
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  • Page 1: Civic Hybrid

    This document does not contain hyperlinks and may be formatted for printing instead of web use. This is due to changes in content and specifications of the vehicle that happen throughout the model year. This manual will be replaced with a hyperlinked version at the end of the model year. © 2008 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. P/N 00X31-SNC-6300...

  • Page 2

    The information and specifications included POSTAL CODE V. I. N. in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., DELIVERY DATE Ltd. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or (Date sold to original retail purchaser)

  • Page 3

    Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid was a wise As you read this manual, you will investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure. find information that is preceded by symbol. This One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to information is intended to help you read this manual.

  • Page 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 Safety Messages preceded by a safety alert symbol...

  • Page 7

    Contents (main controls) Your Vehicle at a Glance ....................Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) ............Instruments and Controls (indicators, gauges, dashboard, and steering column) .......... . 55 (climate control, audio, steering wheel, security, and cruise control ) Features ..........

  • Page 8

    Overview of Contents Contents Before Driving Warranty and Customer A convenient reference to the What gasoline to use, how to break- Relations sections in this manual. in your new vehicle, and how to load (U.S. and Canada only) luggage and other cargo. A summary of the warranties Your Vehicle at a Glance covering your new vehicle, and how...

  • Page 9: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    Your Vehicle at a Glance (P. 110) PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P. 58) AUDIO SYSTEM (P. 9, 24) GAUGES (P. 64) DRIVER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P. 9, 24) MIRROR CONTROLS (P. 98) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P. 104) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P.

  • Page 10

    Your Vehicle at a Glance INSTRUMENT PANEL HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNAL WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS BRIGHTNESS BUTTONS (P. 73) (P. 74) HORN (P. 75) DISPLAY CHANGE PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF BUTTON INDICATOR (P. 65) (P. 31) SEL/RESET BUTTON (P. 65) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (VSA ) SYSTEM OFF SWITCH (P.

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Driver and Passenger Safety This section gives you important Additional Information About All Children Should Sit in a information about how to protect Your Seat Belts ......18 Back Seat ........35 yourself and your passengers. It Seat Belt System Components . 18 The Passenger’s Front Airbag shows you how to use seat belts.

  • Page 12: Important Safety Precautions

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

  • Page 13: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

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

  • Page 14: Seat Belts

    Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Help keep you from being thrown Seat Belts 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 injury or death in a crash, even Keep you from being thrown out...

  • Page 15: Airbags

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

  • Page 16

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

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

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

  • Page 18: Adjust The Seat-backs

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

  • Page 19: Adjust The Head Restraints

    Protecting Adults and Teens Adjust the Head Restraints Reclining the seat-back too far Improperly positioning head can result in serious injury or restraints reduces their death in a crash. effectiveness, and you can be seriously injured in a crash. Adjust the seat-back to an upright position, and sit well Make sure head restraints are back in the seat.

  • Page 20: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

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

  • Page 21: Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

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

  • Page 22: Advice For Pregnant Women

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

  • Page 23: Additional Safety Precautions

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

  • Page 24: Your Seat Belts, Seat Belt System Components

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

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

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

  • Page 26: Seat Belt Maintenance

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

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

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (12) (11) (1) Driver’s Front Airbag (2) Passenger’s Front Airbag (3) Control Unit (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (5) Side Airbags (10) (13) (6) Driver’s Seat Position Sensor (7) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors (8) Front Impact Sensors (9) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator (14)

  • Page 28

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

  • Page 29

    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 that the seat. If the weight is about 65 passenger’s side airbag has been Sensors that can detect a lbs (29 kg) or less (the weight...

  • Page 30: How Your Front Airbags Work

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

  • Page 31

    Additional Information About Your Airbags After a crash, you may see what Dual-Stage Airbags Dual-Threshold Airbags looks like smoke. This is actually Your front airbags are dual-stage Your front airbags are also dual- powder from the airbag’s surface. airbags. This means they have two threshold airbags.

  • Page 32

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

  • Page 33

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

  • Page 34: How Your Side Airbags Work

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

  • Page 35: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work

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

  • Page 36: How The Srs Indicator Works, How The Side Airbag Off Indicator Works

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

  • Page 37: How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

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

  • Page 38: Airbag Service, Additional Safety Precautions

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

  • Page 39

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

  • Page 40: All Children Must Be Restrained

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

  • Page 41: Back Seat, The Passenger's Front Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks

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

  • Page 42: Protecting Children General Guidelines

    Protecting Children General Guidelines To remind you of the passenger’s U.S. Models front airbag hazards, and that children must be properly restrained SUN VISORS DASHBOARD in a back seat, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U.S. models) and on the front visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels.

  • Page 43: If You Must Drive With Several Children, If A Child Requires Close Attention

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

  • Page 44

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

  • Page 45: Protecting Infants And Small Children, Protecting Infants

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

  • Page 46: Protecting Small Children

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

  • Page 47: Selecting A Child Seat

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

  • Page 48: Installing A Child Seat

    Selecting a Child Seat, Installing a Child Seat Before purchasing a conventional movement can be expected and Installing a Child Seat child seat, or using a previously After selecting a proper child seat should not reduce the child seat’s purchased one, we recommend that and a good place to install the seat, effectiveness.

  • Page 49: 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 rear seats. The lower anchors are located between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with a child seat designed for use with LATCH.

  • Page 50

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

  • Page 51: 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 52: With A Tether

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

  • Page 53

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

  • Page 54: Protecting Larger Children, Checking Seat Belt Fit

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

  • Page 55: Using A Booster Seat

    Protecting Larger Children Does the shoulder belt cross to drive. Using a Booster Seat 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 56: When Can A Larger Child Sit In Front

    Protecting Larger Children If you decide that a child can safely When Can a Larger Child Sit in Of course, children vary widely. And 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, Carefully read the owner’s manual, Administration and Transport...

  • Page 57

    Protecting Larger Children Additional Safety Precautions Do not put any accessories on a Do not let a child wear a seat belt seat belt. Devices intended to 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 58: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

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

  • Page 59: Safety Labels

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

  • Page 60

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

  • Page 61: Instruments And Controls

    Instruments and Controls This section gives information about Control Locations ......56 Keys and Locks ....... . 78 the controls and displays that Instrument Panel ......57 Immobilizer System ......79 contribute to the daily operation of Instrument Panel Indicators ..

  • Page 62: Control Locations

    Control Locations INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P. 58) AUDIO SYSTEM (P. 110) GAUGES (P. 64) CLIMATE CONTROL MIRROR CONTROLS SYSTEM (P. 98) (P. 104) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH DOOR LOCK TAB (P. 81) (P. 81) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES ACCESSORY POWER (P.

  • Page 63: Instrument Panel

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

  • Page 64: Instrument Panel Indicators

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

  • Page 65

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

  • Page 66

    Instrument Panel Indicators ‘‘Daytime Running Lights On Indicator Low Tire Pressure Lights’’ Indicator Indicator If this indicator comes on when the This indicator reminds you that the U.S. models only ignition switch is turned to the ON exterior lights are on. It comes on This indicator normally comes on for (II) position and the parking brake is when the light switch is in either the...

  • Page 67

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

  • Page 68

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

  • Page 69

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

  • Page 70

    Instrument Panel Indicators Vehicle Stability Assist VSA Activation Indicator (VSA) System Indicator If equipped If equipped This indicator normally comes on for This indicator has three functions: a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) It comes on as a reminder that you position.

  • Page 71

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

  • Page 72

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

  • Page 73

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

  • Page 74

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

  • Page 75

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

  • Page 76

    Gauges Since the level is not read directly, IMA Battery Level Gauge The gauge reading may drop near the bottom under driving conditions small sensing errors can, over time, BATTERY LEVEL GAUGE that require IMA motor assistance cause the gauge to read higher than the actual battery level.

  • Page 77

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

  • Page 78: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    Controls Near the Steering Wheel HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNAL WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS (P. 74) (P. 73) INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS (P. 75) DISPLAY CHANGE BUTTON (P. 66) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR SEL/RESET BUTTON (P. 31) (P. 65) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST HAZARD WARNING (VSA ) SYSTEM OFF SWITCH BUTTON (P.

  • Page 79: Windshield Wipers And Washers

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

  • Page 80: Turn Signals And Headlights

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

  • Page 81

    Headlights, Instrument Panel Brightness Daytime Running Lights Instrument Panel Brightness after you stop adjusting the With the headlight switch off or brightness. position, the high beam INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS CONTROL BUTTONS headlights come on with reduced To reduce glare at night, the brightness when you turn the instrument panel illumination dims ignition switch to the ON (II)

  • Page 82

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

  • Page 83: 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 that position. Make sure you have securely locked the steering wheel in place by trying to move it up, down, in, Adjusting the steering wheel and out.

  • Page 84: Keys And Locks

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

  • Page 85: Immobilizer System

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

  • Page 86: 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 87: Door Locks

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

  • Page 88

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

  • Page 89

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

  • Page 90

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

  • Page 91

    Door Locks Push and hold the rear of the Auto Door Unlocking To turn off the Auto Door Unlock The auto door unlocking feature has modes: master door lock switch on the five possible settings: driver’s door. You will hear a click, and after about 5 seconds, you will The auto door unlocking is hear another click.

  • Page 92

    Door Locks Push and hold the rear of the To program the Park Unlock mode: To program the Ignition Switch Unlocks the driver’s door or all doors master door lock switch on the Unlock mode: driver’s door. You will hear a click. when the shift lever is moved into the Unlocks the driver’s door or all doors Continue to hold down the switch:...

  • Page 93

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

  • Page 94

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

  • Page 95: Remote Transmitter

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

  • Page 96

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

  • Page 97

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

  • Page 98

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

  • Page 99

    Seats Front Rear Center Position CUSHION CUSHION LEGS RELEASE SEAT-BACK RELEASE BUTTON SEAT-BACK BUTTON When a passenger is seated in the They are most effective when you Adjusting the Head Restraint adjust them so the center of the back The head restraints adjust for height. rear center seating position, make of the occupant’s head rests against You need both hands to adjust a...

  • Page 100

    Always replace the head inspected by a Honda dealer. The driver’s and front passenger’s restraints before driving. seats have active head restraints. If...

  • Page 101

    Do not place any object between an occupant and the seat-back. Install each restraint in its proper location. Only use genuine Honda replacement head restraints. The lid of the console compartment can be used as an armrest by moving it forward and backward. Make sure the armrest is securely latched.

  • Page 102: Seat Heaters

    Seat Heaters In the HI setting, the heater turns off Passenger’s when the seat gets warm, and turns Seat back on after the seat’s temperature drops. In the LO setting, the heater runs continuously. It does not cycle with temperature changes. Follow these precautions whenever you use the seat heaters: Driver’s...

  • Page 103: Power Windows

    Power Windows To open or close the AUTO DRIVER’S WINDOW SWITCH driver’s window, push or pull the window switch firmly down or up to Closing a power window on the second detent, and release it. someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury.

  • Page 104

    Mirrors Adjusting the Power Mirrors SELECTOR SWITCH ADJUSTMENT SWITCH Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. Turn the ignition switch to the ON Push the appropriate edge of the Be sure to adjust the mirrors before (II) position.

  • Page 105: Mirrors, Parking Brake

    Mirrors, Parking Brake Heated Mirrors Parking Brake Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and hubs. A beeper will sound if the vehicle is driven with the parking brake on. PARKING BRAKE LEVER HEATED MIRROR BUTTON On Canadian models To apply the parking brake, pull the The outside mirrors are heated to...

  • Page 106: Interior Convenience Items

    Interior Convenience Items CONSOLE COMPARTMENT COAT HOOK COIN BOX CENTER POCKET VANITY MIRROR ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET GLOVE BOX ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET USB ADAPTER CABLE BEVERAGE HOLDERS : If equipped...

  • Page 107

    Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders On models without navigation system Console Compartment Be careful when you are using the Another accessory power socket is in beverage holders. A spilled liquid the center console compartment. LEVER that is very hot can scald you or your When more than one socket is being passengers.

  • Page 108: Interior Lights

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

  • Page 109

    Features The climate control system in your Climate Control ......104 Playing an iPod ......183 vehicle provides a comfortable Audio System ........ . 110 iPod Error Messages ....192 driving environment in all weather Audio System (Models without Playing a USB Flash Memory conditions.

  • Page 110: Climate Control

    Climate Control AUTO BUTTON TEMPERATURE CONTROL FAN CONTROL DIAL DIAL MODE CONTROL BUTTON AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON FRESH AIR BUTTON RECIRCULATION BUTTON WINDSHIELD DEFROST BUTTON OFF BUTTON...

  • Page 111

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

  • Page 112

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

  • Page 113

    Climate Control Ventilation Using the A/C Dehumidify the Interior The flow-through ventilation system Air conditioning places an extra load Air conditioning, as it cools, removes draws in outside air, circulates it on the engine. Watch the engine moisture from the air. When used in coolant temperature gauge (see page through the interior, then releases it combination with the heater, it...

  • Page 114

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

  • Page 115

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

  • Page 116: Audio System

    Audio System Read the appropriate pages in this On models without navigation system section for operation of the audio systems installed in your vehicle. For vehicles without navigation system, see pages through For vehicles with navigation system, see pages through If your vehicle has a different audio system, refer to its manual for operating instructions.

  • Page 117

    Audio System U.S. model with navigation system...

  • Page 118

    Audio System (Models without navigation system) SCAN BUTTON AM/FM BUTTON AUTO SELECT BUTTON PWR/VOL KNOB SEEK BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS TUNE/SOUND KNOB...

  • Page 119

    Playing the AM/FM Radio (Models without navigation system) Use the TUNE knob to If you do nothing, the system will To Play the AM/FM Radio TUNE 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...

  • Page 120

    Playing the AM/FM Radio (Models without navigation system) If you are You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed after AUTO SELECT traveling far from home and can no pressing a preset button if auto longer receive your preset stations, select cannot find a strong station for you can use the auto select feature to that preset button.

  • Page 121

    Adjusting the Sound (Models without navigation system) These two Press the SOUND (TUNE) knob Balance/Fader Audio System Lighting repeatedly to display the BASS, modes adjust the strength of the You can use the instrument panel TREBLE, FADER, BALANCE, and sound coming from each speaker. brightness control buttons to adjust BALANCE adjusts the side-to-side the illumination of the audio system...

  • Page 122

    Playing the XM Radio (Models without navigation system) Optional on U.S. models Your audio system is capable of POWER/VOLUME KNOB receiving XM Radio anywhere in the DISPLAY BUTTON United States, except Hawaii and CD BUTTON Alaska. SCAN BUTTON AUX BUTTON XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio , Inc.

  • Page 123

    Playing the XM Radio (Models without navigation system) You may experience periods when Operating the XM Radio MODE To switch between To listen to XM Radio, turn the channel mode and category mode, XM Radio does not transmit the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY press and hold the DISP button until artist’s name and song title (I) or the ON (II) position.

  • Page 124

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

  • Page 125

    Playing the XM Radio (Models without navigation system) The selected channel ‘‘ - - - - ’’ number does not exist, or is not part Signal may be blocked by Signal weaker in mountains or large obstacles to these areas. of your subscription, or this channel the south.

  • Page 126

    Playing the XM Radio (Models without navigation system) Depending on where you drive, you Your I.D. will appear in the display. As required by the FCC: may experience reception problems. Changes or modifications not expressly Interference can be caused by any of After you’ve registered with XM approved by the party responsible for these conditions:...

  • Page 127

    Playing a Disc (Models without navigation system) LOAD INDICATOR CD BUTTON REPEAT RANDOM DISPLAY BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON EJECT BUTTON SCAN BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BUTTON PWR/VOL KNOB FOLDER KNOB...

  • Page 128

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

  • Page 129

    Playing a Disc (Models without navigation system) Text Data Display Function You will also see some text data To Change or Select Tracks/Files Each time you press the DISP button, under these conditions: Use the SEEK/SKIP button while a the display shows you the text data disc is playing to select passages and on a disc, if the disc was recorded When a new folder, file, or track is...

  • Page 130

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

  • Page 131

    Playing a Disc (Models without navigation system) In MP3 or WMA mode RANDOM (Random within a In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER-REPEAT This feature, disc/folder) This feature plays FOLDER-RANDOM This when activated, replays all files in the tracks within a disc (the files feature, when activated, plays all the selected folder in the order they within a folder in MP3 or WMA...

  • Page 132

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

  • Page 133

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

  • Page 134

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

  • Page 135

    Optional Disc Changer Error Messages (Models without navigation system) The chart on the right explains the Error Cause Solution error messages you may see in the Message display while playing a disc. Press the magazine eject button, and pull the If you see an error message in the FOCUS Error magazine out.

  • Page 136

    Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) iPod INDICATOR DISP (DISPLAY) BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON RPT (REPEAT) TUNE KNOB BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB RDM (RANDOM) BUTTON...

  • Page 137

    Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) The audio system reads and plays iPods that are compatible with your To Play an iPod This audio system can select and sound files to be playable on the iPod. audio system are listed below. play the audio files on the iPod with The system cannot operate an iPod the same controls used for the disc...

  • Page 138

    Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) NOTE: Connecting an iPod Do not connect your iPod using a hub. USB CONNECTOR Do not keep the iPod in the USB ADAPTER vehicle. Direct sunlight and high CABLE heat will damage it. CABLE Do not use an extension cable between the USB adapter cable...

  • Page 139

    ‘‘USB CONNECTED’’ message for a few seconds. After loading, you will see the Honda mark on the iPod. That means you can only operate your iPod with the vehicle’s audio unit. CONTINUED...

  • Page 140

    Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) To Change or Select Files To Select a File from iPod Menu You can use the SEEK/SKIP button while an iPod is playing to select passages and change files. SKIP Each time you press and release the side of the SEEK/ SKIP button, the system skips...

  • Page 141

    Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) For example, with the album mode selected, turn the TUNE knob right or left to select a different album. Turn to the right to skip to the next album, and turn to the left to skip to the previous album.

  • Page 142

    Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) the recorded order. To activate this, To Select Repeat or Random Mode: You can select any type of repeat and press and release the RDM button shuffle modes by using the RPT and repeatedly until you see F-RDM in RDM INDICATOR RDM buttons.

  • Page 143

    Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) To Stop Playing Your iPod Disconnecting an iPod iPod Error Messages To play the radio, press the AM/FM You can disconnect the iPod at any If you see an error message in the button.

  • Page 144

    iPod Error Messages (Models without navigation system) If you see an error message on the Error Message Solution audio display while playing an iPod, find the solution in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error The system cannot read the file(s). Check the files in the iPod. There UNSUPPORTED message, take your vehicle to your is a possibility that the files have been damaged.

  • Page 145

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) DISP (DISPLAY) SCAN BUTTON BUTTON CD BUTTON AUX BUTTON RPT (REPEAT) TUNE KNOB BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB RDM (RANDOM) BUTTON...

  • Page 146

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) The recommended USB flash Do not keep a USB flash memory To Play a USB Flash Memory Device memory devices are 256 Mbyte or device in the vehicle. Direct This audio system can select and higher.

  • Page 147

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) The specifications for compatible The specifications for compatible Even if recorded in MP3, WMA or MP3 files are: AAC files are: AAC format, a file with unsupported Sampling frequency: Sampling frequency: version cannot be played.

  • Page 148

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) Connecting a USB Flash Memory When the USB flash memory device Device is connected, the USB indicator is shown in the display. USB CONNECTOR Text Data Display Function Each time you press the DISP button, the display mode shows you in sequence, the folder name, the file name, the artist tag, the album tag,...

  • Page 149

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) This To Change or Select Files folders. F-RPT (Folder Repeat) Use the SEEK/SKIP button while a feature replays all the files in the USB flash memory device is playing selected folder in the order they are to select passages and change files.

  • Page 150

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) This F-RDM (Folder Random) F-SCAN (Folder Scan) This feature plays the files in the selected feature samples the first file in each folder in random order. To activate folder in the order they are stored. SCAN INDICATOR folder random, press and release the To activate folder scan, press and...

  • Page 151

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) To Stop Playing a USB Flash Disconnecting a USB Flash Memory USB Flash Memory Device Error Memory Device Device Messages To play the radio, press the AM/FM You can disconnect the USB flash If you see an error message in the button.

  • Page 152

    USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages (Models without navigation system) If you see an error message on the Error Message Solution audio display while playing a USB flash memory device, find the solution in the chart to the right. If The system cannot read the file(s).

  • Page 153

    Audio System (Models with navigation system) Voice Control System Playing the AM/FM Radio In addition to the standard audio controls, the audio system in your vehicle can be operated using the voice control system. See the FM2 ICON navigation section in your Quick Start Guide for an overview of this FM1 ICON AM ICON...

  • Page 154

    Playing the AM/FM Radio (Models with navigation system) The band and frequency that the To Play the AM/FM Radio To Select a Station The ignition switch must be in the radio was last tuned to are displayed. You can use any of five methods to ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

  • Page 155

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

  • Page 156

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

  • Page 157

    Playing the XM Radio (Models with navigation system) U.S. models only XM RADIO ICON MODE ICON JOYSTICK POWER/VOLUME KNOB CATEGORY INDICATOR AM/FM BUTTON XM RADIO BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON PRESET CHANNEL NUMBER TUNE BAR PRESET BUTTONS...

  • Page 158

    Playing the XM Radio (Models with navigation system) Your audio system is capable of To switch between Operating the XM Radio MODE receiving XM Radio anywhere in the To listen to XM Radio, turn the channel mode and category mode, United States, except Hawaii and ignition switch to the ACCESSORY touch the MODE icon.

  • Page 159

    Playing the XM Radio (Models with navigation system) Press the TUNE bar to You can store up to 12 TUNE Preset change channel selections. Press preset channels using each preset for higher numbered channels button or preset icons on the screen. for lower numbered Each preset button or icon stores channels.

  • Page 160

    Playing the XM Radio (Models with navigation system) Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the To Select a Channel from List first six channels. Press the XM RADIO button again or touch the other XM icon (XM1 or XM2) on the audio display. Store the next six channels using steps 2 and 3.

  • Page 161

    Playing the XM Radio (Models with navigation system) To select a desired icon with the The signal is XM Radio Display Messages ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ joystick, move it in the appropriate currently too weak. Move the vehicle direction, then press ENT. ‘‘LOADING’’...

  • Page 162

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

  • Page 163

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

  • Page 164

    Adjusting the Sound (Models with navigation system) Adjusts the side-to- BALANCE side strength of the sound. SPEAKER SETTING To adjust the left/right balance, touch the L or R icon. SUBWOOFER Adjusts the strength of sound from the subwoofer speaker. To adjust the sound strength, touch on each side of the adjustment bar.

  • Page 165

    Adjusting the Sound (Models with navigation system) This function is set to MID as the Screen Mode Audio System Lighting default setting when the vehicle You can select the background You can use the instrument panel leaves the factory. If you feel the screen to display the sound level.

  • Page 166

    Playing a Disc (Models with navigation system) CD ICON JOYSTICK POWER/VOLUME KNOB OPEN BUTTON CD BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE BAR RANDOM FAST FORWARD SKIP BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON REWIND BUTTON SKIP BUTTON...

  • Page 167

    Playing a Disc (Models with navigation system) Video CDs and DVDs do not work in To Play a Disc The specifications for compatible You operate the disc player with the this unit. WMA files are: same controls used for the radio. To Sampling frequency: load or play discs, the ignition switch The specifications for compatible...

  • Page 168

    Playing a Disc (Models with navigation system) To Load a Disc DISC SLOT OPEN BUTTON CLOSE BUTTON The disc player is behind the Insert a disc about halfway into the To return the screen to the upright navigation screen. To use the disc disc slot.

  • Page 169

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

  • Page 170

    Playing a Disc (Models with navigation system) In MP3 or WMA mode In MP3 or WMA mode In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER SELECTION FOLDER REPEAT This feature, FOLDER RANDOM This select a different folder, press either when activated, replays all files in feature, when activated, plays all side of the TUNE bar to move to the the selected folder in the order they...

  • Page 171

    Playing a Disc (Models with navigation system) SCAN (TRACK/FILE SCAN) In MP3 or WMA mode Using a Track List The scan function samples all tracks FOLDER SCAN This feature, CD ICON (files in MP3 or WMA) in the order when activated, samples all the first they were recorded.

  • Page 172

    Playing a Disc (Models with navigation system) To scroll through the display, touch icon on the side of the FOLDER ICON FOLDER ICON FOLDER ICON TRACK/FILE ICON screen. To go back to the previous display, touch the Return icon on the screen.

  • Page 173

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

  • Page 174

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

  • Page 175

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

  • Page 176

    Playing a PC Card (Models with navigation system) TRACK LIST ICON PC CARD ICON JOYSTICK POWER/VOLUME KNOB PLAY MODE ICON OPEN BUTTON CD/XM BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE BAR RANDOM SKIP BUTTON FAST FORWARD BUTTON BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON REWIND BUTTON SKIP BUTTON...

  • Page 177

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

  • Page 178

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

  • Page 179

    Playing a PC Card (Models with navigation system) To Select a Play Mode There are three play modes: Folder, PLAY MODE ICON FOLDER MODE Artist, and Album. Touch the PLAY MODE icon, then choose one of the modes by touching its icon. When a MODE INDICATOR mode is selected, it is highlighted in blue.

  • Page 180

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

  • Page 181

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

  • Page 182

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

  • Page 183

    Playing a PC Card (Models with navigation system) Using a Track List FOLDER ICON TRACK LIST ICON RETURN ICON You can also select a file directly To scroll through the display, touch To select a folder, touch its icon on from the folder and track lists on the icon on the side of the the screen.

  • Page 184

    Playing a PC Card (Models with navigation system) To select a desired icon with the joystick, move it in the appropriate ALBUM NAME ARTIST NAME direction, then press ENT. Press the AUDIO button to go back to the normal audio playing display. Pressing the CANCEL button goes back to the previous screen, and pressing the MAP button cancels the...

  • Page 185

    Playing a PC Card (Models with navigation system) Song Search Function Searching for a Song Title by Keyword SONG SEARCH ICON TITLE BY KEYWORD ICON MORE ICON RETURN ICON ARTIST ICON ALBUM ICON Folder mode is shown. LIST ICON DELETE ICON When you select ‘‘Song Search’’...

  • Page 186

    Playing a PC Card (Models with navigation system) To cancel the selected letter, select Searching for a Song by Artist Name Searching for a Song by Album Name the letter and touch the Delete icon. To select more characters, touch the ALBUM LIST ARTIST LIST More icon.

  • Page 187

    Playing a PC Card (Models with navigation system) When you leave the vehicle, always To Stop Playing a PC Card PC Card Player Malfunction To play the radio when a PC card is remove the PC card from the audio If there is a problem with the PC playing, press the AM/FM button or unit.

  • Page 188

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

  • Page 189

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) USB ICON JOYSTICK POWER/VOLUME KNOB AUDIO DISPLAY iPod INDICATOR MAP BUTTON CD/XM BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON CANCEL BUTTON RPT (REPEAT) RDM (RANDOM) FAST FORWARD SKIP BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON REWIND BUTTON SKIP BUTTON U.S. model is shown.

  • Page 190

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) To select the USB mode without iPods that are compatible with your To Play an iPod This audio system can select and using the icon, press the CD/XM audio system are listed below. play the audio files on the iPod with button repeatedly.

  • Page 191

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) NOTE: Connecting an iPod Do not connect your iPod using a USB CONNECTOR hub. Do not keep the iPod in the USB ADAPTER vehicle. Direct sunlight and high CABLE heat will damage it. CABLE Do not use an extension cable between the USB adapter cable...

  • Page 192

    Sample Display It may take a few minutes for the selected playable files, the artist, the Honda mark to display on album and track (file) names on the the iPod. If the display does not navigation screen.

  • Page 193

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) Each time you press and To Change or Select Files SKIP Using a Track List release (preset 6), the player skips forward to the beginning of the AUDIO DISPLAY next file. Press and release (preset 5), to skip backward to the beginning of the current file.

  • Page 194

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) To scroll through the display, touch To Select a File from iPod Menu icon on the side of the screen. To go back to the previous display, touch the Return icon. To select a desired icon with the joystick, move it in the appropriate direction, then press ENT.

  • Page 195

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) To select a desired icon with the To Select Repeat or Random Mode: joystick, move it in the appropriate You can select any type of repeat and direction, then press ENT. random modes with the RPT and RDM buttons.

  • Page 196

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) Pressing either SKIP button changes This feature ALBUM RANDOM the file while keeping this feature. plays all available albums from the selected items in the iPod menu list (playlists, artists, albums or songs) in random order.

  • Page 197

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) To Stop Playing Your iPod Disconnecting an iPod iPod Error Messages To play the radio, press the AM/FM You can disconnect the iPod at any If you see an error message in the button or touch the FM1, FM2, AM, time when you see the ‘‘OK to screen, see page...

  • Page 198

    iPod Error Messages (Models with navigation system) If you see an error message on the Error Message Solution screen while playing an iPod, find the solution in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error Appears when an unsupported iPod is inserted. UNSUPPORTED message, take your vehicle to your There is no music information.

  • Page 199

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) USB ICON JOYSTICK POWER/VOLUME KNOB MP3 INDICATOR TRACK LIST ICON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON SOUND ICON TUNE BAR RPT (REPEAT) RDM (RANDOM) FAST FORWARD SKIP BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON REWIND BUTTON TUNE BAR SKIP BUTTON U.

  • Page 200

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) The recommended USB flash To Play a USB Flash Memory To select the USB mode without Device using the icon, press the CD/XM memory devices are 256 Mbyte or This audio system can select and button repeatedly.

  • Page 201

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) Depending on the type and NOTE: The specifications for compatible Do not use a device such as a card number of files, it may take some MP3 files are: reader or hard drive as the device time before they begin to play.

  • Page 202

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) The specifications for compatible Even if recorded in MP3, WMA or Connecting a USB Flash Memory WMA files are: AAC format, a file with an Device Sampling frequency: unsupported version cannot be played.

  • Page 203

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) To Change or Select Files PRESET BUTTONS U.S. model is shown. USB ADAPTER CABLE AUDIO INFO ICON Use the preset buttons while a USB Connect the USB flash memory On the map screen, you can see the flash memory device is playing to device to the USB adapter cable audio information whenever you...

  • Page 204

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) Each time you press and SKIP FOLDER SELECTION To Select a File from Folder and File release (preset 6), the player select a different folder, press either Lists skips forward to the beginning of the side of the TUNE bar.

  • Page 205

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) To scroll through the display, touch icon on the side of the screen. To go back to the previous display, touch the Return icon. FOLDER ICON FOLDER ICON To select a desired icon with the joystick, move it in the appropriate direction, then press ENT.

  • Page 206

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) Press and hold the button until you To Select Repeat, Random or Scan Mode: hear a beep to turn off either repeat You can select any type of repeat, mode. Pressing either side of the random and scan modes with the TUNE bar also turns off this feature.

  • Page 207

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) This feature This feature TRACK RANDOM TRACK SCAN Press and hold the button until you plays all the tracks/files in random samples all tracks/files in the hear a beep to turn off either scan order.

  • Page 208

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) To Stop Playing a USB Flash Disconnecting a USB Flash Memory USB Flash Memory Device Error Memory Device Device Messages To play the radio, press the AM/FM You can disconnect the USB flash If you see an error message in the button or touch the FM1, FM2, AM, memory device at any time even if...

  • Page 209

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

  • Page 210: Am/fm Radio Reception

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

  • Page 211

    AM/FM Radio Reception Electrical interference from passing vehicles and stationary sources can cause temporary reception problems. As required by the FCC: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Radio signals, especially on the FM Radio reception can be affected by band, are deflected by large objects...

  • Page 212: Protecting Your Discs

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

  • Page 213

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

  • Page 214

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

  • Page 215: Radio Theft Protection

    Radio Theft Protection Your vehicle’s audio system will If you lose the card, you must obtain If you make a mistake entering the disable itself if it is disconnected the code number from a dealer. To code, do not start over; complete the from electrical power for any reason.

  • Page 216: Remote Audio Controls

    Remote Audio Controls The VOL button adjusts the volume To activate the seek function, press CH BUTTON up ( ) or down ( ). Press the top and hold the top ( ) or bottom ( ) or bottom of the button, hold it until of the CH button until you hear a the desired volume is reached, then beep.

  • Page 217

    Remote Audio Controls, Auxiliary Input Jack If you are playing a PC card, press When playing a USB flash memory Auxiliary Input Jack the top ( ) of the CH button to device, you can also use the seek advance to the next file. Press the function to skip the folder.

  • Page 218: Setting The Clock

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

  • Page 219: Security System

    Security System The security system helps to protect the trunk is opened with the trunk your vehicle and valuables from theft. release handle. The horn sounds and a combination of headlights (low beam), parking The security system will not set if lights, side marker lights, and the hood, trunk, or either door is not taillights flash if someone attempts...

  • Page 220: Cruise Control

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

  • Page 221

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

  • Page 222

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

  • Page 223: Bluetooth Handsfreelink

    HandsFreeLink consumer www.honda.ca Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of support at (888) 528-7876. In Canada, (888) 9-HONDA-9. such marks by Honda Motor Co., visit www.honda.ca , or call (888) 9- The HFL is available in English on Ltd. is under license. Other HONDA-9.

  • Page 224

    (888) 528-7876. In Canada, call Help Assistance number in the phonebook. (888) 9-HONDA-9. You can see your The HFL system has a help function phone’s owner’s manual for to provide instructions for pairing a You can also store the desired information.

  • Page 225

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink The HFL buttons are used as Audio System HFL Buttons When HFL is in use, the sound follows: comes through the vehicle’s front HFL TALK BUTTON audio system speakers. If the audio HFL Talk: This button is used before system is in use while operating you give a command, and to answer either of the HFL buttons or making...

  • Page 226

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Information Display BLUETOOTH INDICATOR HFL MESSAGE When you are operating HFL, dialing On the map screen, you will see a indicator will also be or receiving calls with the audio ‘‘HFL’’ message on the screen. displayed on the screen if your system in use, you will see the above phone is linked to HFL.

  • Page 227

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To enter a command, press and How to Use HFL When you are at the main menu, HFL is operated by the HFL Talk release the HFL Talk button. After you can hear general HFL and Back buttons on the left side of the beep, say your command in a information such as pairing or the steering wheel.

  • Page 228

    ‘‘Cancel.’’ The next 528-7876. In Canada, call (888) 9- your phone to HFL with this time you press the HFL Talk HONDA-9. Your phone retailer procedure, refer to your phone’s should also be able to confirm that operating manual, visit button, HFL begins from the main menu.

  • Page 229

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink During the pairing process, turn Press and release the Talk button. To pair your first phone, follow the off any previously paired phones prompts on the HFL system: After the beep, if you say ‘‘Yes.’’ before pairing a new phone. Park your vehicle.

  • Page 230

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Steps 4 and 5 show a Follow the prompts on your phone NOTE: Press and release the Talk button. common way to get your phone into to get it into its discovery mode. After the beep, say the name you its discovery mode (searching for a The phone will search for HFL.

  • Page 231

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To pair another phone, do this: To rename a paired phone, do this: Press and release the Talk button. With your phone on and the Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name of ignition switch in the After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’...

  • Page 232

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To delete a paired phone, do this: Press and release the Talk button. To list all paired phones, do this: Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name of Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’...

  • Page 233

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink If no other phones are found or To find out the status of the phone being To change from the currently linked used, do this: phone to another paired phone, do this: paired, the first phone remains Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button.

  • Page 234

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Setting a Pairing Code Press and release the Talk button. When you pair your phone to HFL, After the beep, say ‘‘Set Pairing After the beep, say a desired four- the HFL system will automatically Code.’’...

  • Page 235

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Setting Up the System Selecting the incoming Press and release the Talk button. You can select or change some notification After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ settings for the HFL system. Here The incoming notification can be HFL responds ‘‘What is the four- are the settings you can select or set to a ring tone, a prompt, or no digit number you would like to set...

  • Page 236

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. To enter your passcode, do this; To change your security passcode, do After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ Press and release the Talk button. this: HFL responds ‘‘Security is on. After the beep, HFL prompts ‘‘The Press and release the Talk button.

  • Page 237

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink If you say, ‘‘Prompt.’’ HFL responds If the passcode is correct, HFL To set the incoming notification, do this: responds ‘‘1, 2, 3, 4. Is this correct? Press and release the Talk button. ‘‘An incoming call prompt will be Press the Talk button and say Yes After the beep, say ‘‘System setup.’’...

  • Page 238

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Making a Call To make a call using a phone number, You can make calls using any phone do this: After the beep, say ‘‘Call’’ or ‘‘Dial.’’ number, or by using a name in the With your phone on and the HFL responds ‘‘Calling’’...

  • Page 239

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To make a call from the list shown on the navigation display, do this: Press the INFO button to show Select a desired phonebook (see The ‘‘Select a number to store’’ the information screen, then select page screen is displayed. Select a a ‘‘Cellular Phonebook’’...

  • Page 240

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button. To redial the last number called by the After the beep, say ‘‘Call.’’ HFL After the beep, say the name you phone, do this: responds ‘‘Dialing the number want to call.

  • Page 241

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Sending Numbers or Names To send a number during a call, do this: To send a name during a call, do this: During a Call Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button. HFL allows you to send numbers or After the beep, say ‘‘Send.’’...

  • Page 242

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Receiving a Call Transferring a Call Automatic Transferring If you receive a call when you are not You can transfer a call from HFL to This function allows you to transfer a on the phone, HFL interrupts the your phone, or from your phone to call automatically to the HFL system.

  • Page 243

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To activate this function, do this: Press the Talk button and say Yes Muting a Call Press and release the Talk button. or No.’’ During a call, you can mute or After the beep, say ‘‘System setup.’’ unmute your voice to the person you HFL responds ‘‘System setup are talking to.

  • Page 244

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Setting Up the Phonebook NOTE: The HFL phonebook can store up to After the beep, say the name you Avoid using duplicate name 50 names with their associated would like to store. For example, entries.

  • Page 245

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. To edit the number of a name, do this: To delete a name, do this: Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phonebook.’’...

  • Page 246

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. To call a name from the phonebook list, Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ do this: After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ HFL HFL responds ‘‘The name has Press and release the Talk button.

  • Page 247

    After the beep, if you say ‘‘Yes.’’ at (888) 528-7876. In Canada, call HFL responds ‘‘Neil at work has (888) 9-HONDA-9. You can see your Select a desired number from the been stored. Would you like phone’s owner’s manual for...

  • Page 248

    HandsFreeLink consumer support Phonebook’’ icon from the at (888) 528-7876. In Canada, call information screen. The navigation (888) 9-HONDA-9. You can see your display will change as shown above. phone’s owner’s manual for information. If any phonebook is not stored and...

  • Page 249

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Search Imported Phonebook: This NOTE: Before selling or discarding To import the cellular phonebook option allows you to search the your vehicle, make sure to delete the phone numbers stored in HFL. imported phonebook data. When you enter a person’s first name or last name, the system will PIN Number: This option allows you find the number you want and let...

  • Page 250

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Select a phonebook from the To search the imported phonebook displayed list. If the phonebook you IMPORTED PHONEBOOK PIN ICON select has a PIN icon, you will need the four-digit PIN number to access the phonebook. The following screen will appear.

  • Page 251

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink The system will display a list of person’s names, with the closest match to the name you entered at the top of the list. List ICON Enter the PIN number. You cannot Enter the person’s first name or last access a PIN protected phonebook if name, using the joystick or touching you do not use the correct PIN...

  • Page 252

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink The following category icons will Up to three category icons are To store a number in the Bluetooth appear: displayed in the left side of the list. HandsFreeLink These category icons indicate how many numbers are stored for the Preference person.

  • Page 253

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Select a phonebook from the After you enter the correct PIN To delete the imported phonebook displayed list. If the phonebook you number, or if the phonebook you select has a PIN icon, you will need select is not PIN protected, the the four-digit PIN number to access following screen appears.

  • Page 254

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To add, change, or remove a PIN To add a PIN number number from any phonebook Select the phonebook you wish to Enter the four-digit PIN number. You can add, change, or remove a add the PIN number to. When you You will be asked to re-enter the PIN number from any phonebook.

  • Page 255

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To change a PIN number Select the phonebook that you Enter your new four-digit PIN wish to change the PIN number number. You will be asked to re- for. The display will change as enter the PIN to verify. shown above.

  • Page 256

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Clearing the System To clear the system, do this: This operation clears the HFL of Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ your passcode, your paired phones, After the beep, say ‘‘System setup.’’ HFL responds ‘‘Preparing to clear all names in the HFL phonebook, HFL responds ‘‘System setup...

  • Page 257

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Changing Language Example for changing name tags: Canadian models only After the beep, say ‘‘Oui’’ or ‘‘Yes.’’ HFL responds ‘‘Quel est le nom To change language, say a command If there are no paired phones Français pour Paul’s phone ?’’...

  • Page 258

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Quick Language Selection As required by the FCC: Canadian models only This device complies with Part 15 of the To select a language quickly, do the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following. following two conditions: (1) This device For example, to change from French may not cause harmful interference, and to English.

  • Page 259: Before Driving

    Before Driving Before you begin driving your Break-in Period ......254 vehicle, you should know what Fuel Recommendation ....254 gasoline to use and how to check the Service Station Procedures ..255 levels of important fluids. You also Refueling ........

  • Page 260

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

  • Page 261

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

  • Page 262

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

  • Page 263

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

  • Page 264

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

  • Page 265: Fuel Economy

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

  • Page 266

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

  • Page 267

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

  • Page 268

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

  • Page 269

    Accessories and Modifications Non-Honda wheels, because they Modifying Your Vehicle 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 270: Carrying Cargo

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

  • Page 271

    Carrying Cargo The resulting figure equals the Load Limits The maximum load for your vehicle available amount of cargo and is 850 lbs (385 kg) for U.S. vehicles, luggage load capacity. For Overloading or improper example, if the ‘‘XXX’’ amount and 395 kg for Canadian vehicles.

  • Page 272

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

  • Page 273

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

  • Page 274

    Carrying Cargo Do not spill any liquids over the air intake or put any small foreign objects in it. This may damage the IMA battery and the power control unit.

  • Page 275

    Driving This section gives you tips on Preparing to Drive ......270 starting the engine under various Starting the Engine ......271 conditions, and how to operate the Automatic Transmission (CVT) . 272 automatic transmissions (CVT). It Parking ...........

  • Page 276

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

  • Page 277: Starting The Engine

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

  • Page 278

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

  • Page 279

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

  • Page 280

    Automatic Transmission (CVT) Press the brake allow the engine to run at higher Reverse (R) a full state of charge. pedal and press the release button speeds when it is cold. on the front of the shift lever to shift For faster acceleration when in D, S from Park to reverse.

  • Page 281

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

  • Page 282

    Automatic Transmission (CVT) The Auto Idle Stop function may Auto Idle Stop According to vehicle controls To help maximize fuel economy, The shift lever is in D or N. activate when you slow down. your Civic Hybrid has an Auto Idle Stop function.

  • Page 283

    Automatic Transmission (CVT) If you open the driver’s door when Auto Idle Stop Indicator Auto Stop is active, the indicator will blink and you will hear a continuous beep. The beep will stop when you close the door. With the driver’s door open, you will hear a continuous beep even if the Auto Idle Stop function is deactivated and the engine restarts.

  • Page 284

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

  • Page 285: Braking System

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

  • Page 286: Anti-lock Brakes (abs)

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

  • Page 287

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

  • Page 288

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

  • Page 289

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) For example, if you check and fill information label and in the owner’s If the low tire pressure indicator or your tires in a warm area, then drive manual (see page TPMS indicator comes on, the VSA in extremely cold weather, the tire system automatically turns on even if pressure will be lower than...

  • Page 290

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

  • Page 291

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

  • Page 292

    Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA ), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System VSA is turned on every time you VSA OFF Switch VSA and Tire Sizes start the engine, even if you turned it Driving with varying tire or wheel VSA OFF SWITCH off the last time you drove the sizes may cause the VSA to vehicle.

  • Page 293

    Maintenance This section explains why it is Maintenance Safety ...... . 288 important to keep your vehicle well Maintenance Minder ..... 289 maintained and how to follow basic Fluid Locations ....... 296 maintenance safety precautions. Adding Engine Oil ......

  • Page 294: Maintenance Safety

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

  • Page 295: Maintenance Minder

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

  • Page 296

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

  • Page 297

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

  • Page 298

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

  • Page 299

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

  • Page 300

    Maintenance Minder Lights Check the operation of U.S. Vehicles: Owner’s Maintenance Checks 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, you are unsure of how to perform turn signals, brake lights, and devices and systems may be done by any automotive repair...

  • Page 301

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

  • Page 302: Fluid Locations

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

  • Page 303: Adding Engine Oil

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

  • Page 304

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

  • Page 305

    Changing the Oil and Filter Put a new washer on the drain bolt, DRAIN BOLT OIL FILTER then reinstall the drain bolt. Tighten the drain bolt to: 29 lbf·ft (39 N·m , 4.0 kgf·m) Refill the engine with the recommended oil. Engine oil change capacity (including filter): WASHER...

  • Page 306

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

  • Page 307

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

  • Page 308: Windshield Washers

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

  • Page 309: Transmission Fluid

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

  • Page 310

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

  • Page 311

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

  • Page 312

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

  • Page 313

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

  • Page 314

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

  • Page 315

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

  • Page 316

    Lights, Roof Antenna Pull the bulb straight out of its Roof Antenna socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. BULB Insert the socket back into the light assembly. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place. Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working.

  • Page 317

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

  • Page 318

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

  • Page 319: Wiper Blades

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

  • Page 320

    Wiper Blades Examine the new wiper blades. If Slide the wiper blade assembly they have no plastic or metal onto the wiper arm. Make sure it reinforcement along the back locks in place. edge, remove the metal reinforcement strips from the old Make sure the blade is completely wiper blade, and install them in installed and that its edge is not...

  • Page 321

    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 322

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

  • Page 323

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

  • Page 324

    Replacing just one tire can seriously chart each time they are rotated. If affect your vehicle’s handling. Improper wheel weights can damage you purchase directional tires, rotate your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use only front-to-back. only Honda wheel weights f or balancing.

  • Page 325

    Tires The ABS and VSA system work by Winter Driving comparing the speed of the wheels. Tires marked ‘‘M S’’ or ‘‘All When replacing tires, use the same Season’’ on the sidewall have an all- Installing improper tires on your size originally supplied with the weather tread design suitable for vehicle can affect handling and...

  • Page 326

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

  • Page 327

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

  • Page 328

    Vehicle Storage If you need to park your vehicle for If the vehicle is to be stored for a as plastic sheeting, trap moisture, an extended period (more than 1 longer period, it should be which can damage the paint. month), there are several things you supported on jackstands so the should do to prepare it for storage.

  • Page 329: Table Of Contents

    Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers the more Compact Spare Tire ...... . 324 common problems that motorists Changing a Flat Tire ..... 325 experience with their vehicles. It If the Engine Won’t Start ....329 gives you information about how to Jump Starting ........

  • Page 330: 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 331: Changing A Flat Tire

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

  • Page 332

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

  • Page 333

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

  • Page 334

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

  • Page 335: If The Engine Won't Start

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

  • Page 336

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

  • Page 337: Jump Starting

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

  • Page 338

    Jump Starting Start the vehicle. If the starter If your vehicle’s 12 volt battery is motor still operates slowly, check disconnected or goes dead, the IMA that the jumper cables have good battery level gauge reading will not metal-to-metal contact. be correct the next time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) Once your vehicle is running,...

  • Page 339: If The Engine Overheats

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

  • Page 340

    If the Engine Overheats Start the engine, and set the Look for any obvious coolant leaks, such as a split radiator hose. interior temperature to maximum. Everything is still extremely hot, Add coolant to the radiator up to Removing the radiator cap the base of the filler neck.

  • Page 341: Low Oil Pressure Indicator

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

  • Page 342: Charging System Indicator

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

  • Page 343: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

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

  • Page 344: Brake System Indicator

    Brake System Indicator However, if the brake pedal does not If the ABS indicator comes on with U.S. Canada The brake system indicator normally feel normal, you should take the brake system indicator, have comes on when immediate action. A problem in one your vehicle inspected by your part of the system’s dual circuit dealer immediately.

  • Page 345

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

  • Page 346

    Fuses Checking and Replacing Fuses FUSE BLOWN 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 347

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

  • Page 348

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

  • Page 349: Fuse Locations

    Fuse Locations UNDER-HOOD PRIMARY FUSE BOX UNDER-HOOD SECONDARY FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected 50 A Headlight Main 40 A Power Window Main 40 A Booster Motor 20 A Sub Fan Motor 20 A Main Fan Motor 30 A Rear Defogger 40 A Blower 10 A...

  • Page 350

    Fuse Locations INTERIOR FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected 10 A Left Headlight Low Beam 20 A Headlight High Main 15 A Small (Main) Not Used 20 A Headlight Low Main (7.5 A) (HAC) (7.5 A) Not Used 20 A Door Lock Driver’s Power Window 20 A Not Used...

  • Page 351: Emergency Towing

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

  • Page 352

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

  • Page 353: Technical Information

    Technical Information The diagrams in this section give Identification Numbers ....348 Emissions Controls ......357 you the dimensions and capacities of Specifications ........ . 350 The Clean Air Act ..... . 357 your vehicle and the locations of the DOT Tire Quality Grading Crankcase Emissions Control identification numbers.

  • Page 354: Identification Numbers

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

  • Page 355

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

  • Page 356: Specifications

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

  • Page 357

    Specifications Air Conditioning Fuses Refrigerant type HFC-134a (R-134a) Interior See page 339 or the fuse label Charge quantity 14.1 15.9 oz (400 450 g) attached to the inside of the fuse Lubricant oil type SE-10Y box door under the steering column.

  • Page 358

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

  • Page 359

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

  • Page 360: Tire Labeling

    Tire Labeling Load index (a numerical code Tire type code. Tire Size FW6X Whenever tires are replaced, they associated with the maximum should be replaced with tires of the load the tire can carry). 2202 Date of manufacture. same size. The following is an Year example of tire size with an Speed symbol (an...

  • Page 361

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

  • Page 362

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

  • Page 363: Emissions Controls

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

  • Page 364

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

  • Page 365

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

  • Page 366: Emissions Testing

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

  • Page 367

    Emissions Testing Select a nearby lightly traveled Then drive in city/suburban major highway where you can traffic for at least 10 minutes. maintain a speed of 50 to 60 mph When traffic conditions allow, let (80 to 97 km/h) for at least 20 the vehicle coast for several minutes.

  • Page 369

    Warranty and Customer Relations Customer Service Information . 364 ..Warranty Coverages ..... 365 Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Vehicles) ......366 Authorized Manuals ..... . 367...

  • Page 370: Customer Service Information

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

  • Page 371: Warranty Coverages

    Please read the Warranty and Emissions Accessory Limited Warranty Performance Warranty these two Honda accessories are covered 2009 Honda warranty information warranties cover your vehicle’s under this warranty. Time and booklet that came with your vehicle emissions control systems. Time,...

  • Page 372

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

  • Page 373: Authorized Manuals

    2006-2009 Honda Civic Hybrid Describes the procedures involved in the replacement Electrical Troubleshooting Manual of damaged body parts. 61SNA30 2006-2009 Model Series Honda Civic 2/4 Door Body Repair Manual 31SNC630 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid Owner’s Manual 31SNC820 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid Navigation System Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 375

    Index Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) Indicator ....... . 59, 280 Accessories ........263 Operation ........280 Battery ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Anti-theft, Audio System ....209 Charging System Position) ........80 Anti-theft Steering Column Indicator ......62, 336 Accessory Power Socket .....

  • Page 376

    Index Bulb Replacement Charging System Indicator . 62, 336 Back-up Lights ......309 Check Fuel Cap Indicator ....69 Brake Lights ..... . 308, 309 Checklist, Before Driving .... . 270 DANGER, Explanation of ....iii Front Side Marker Lights ..

  • Page 377

    Index DOT Tire Quality Grading ..352 Engine Fluids Driver and Passenger Safety ... Coolant Temperature Gauge ..66 Automatic Transmission ... 303 Driving ..........269 Engine Speed Limiter ....274 Brake .......... . 304 Economy ........

  • Page 378

    Index Gasoline ......... . 254 Heaters, Seat ........96 Instrument Panel Lights ....58 Fuel Reserve Indicator ....61 High Altitude, Starting at ....271 Instrument Panel Brightness ..75 Gauge ..........66 High-Low Beam Switch ....

  • Page 379

    Index Lights Malfunction Indicator Lamp . 62, 337 Onboard Refueling Vapor Bulb Replacement ..... 305 Meters, Gauges ......57, 65 Recovery ........357 Indicator ........60 Methanol in Gasoline ....255 Outside Mirrors ....... 98 Parking .........

  • Page 380

    Index Protecting Adults and Teens ..11 Wiper Blades ......312 System Components ....18 Additional Safety Precautions . 17 Replacing Seat Belts After a Use During Pregnancy ....16 Advice for Pregnant Women ..16 Crash ..........

  • Page 381

    Index Speed-Sensitive Volume Anti-theft Column Lock ....80 Three Way Catalytic Converter . 359 Compensation (SVC) ..115, 158 Storing Your Vehicle ..... 322 Time, Setting the ......212 Spotlights ........102 Supplemental Restraint Tire Chains ........

  • Page 382

    Index Transmission Vehicle Capacity Load ....265 Compact Spare ......324 Checking Fluid Level, Vehicle Dimensions ...... . 350 Nut Wrench ....... . 325 Automatic ....... 303 Vehicle Identification Number . 349 ..Windows Fluid Selection ....

  • Page 386: Service Information Summary

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

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