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  • Page 1 This manual will be replaced with a hyperlinked version at the end of the model year. © 2013 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - All Rights Reserved P/N 00X31-SZA-6500...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    The information and specifications included in this publication were Accessories and Modifications P. 375 in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 2 Maintenance P. 377 reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications Before Performing Maintenance P.
  • Page 3 Contents Quick Reference Guide P. 2 Child Safety P. 52 Exhaust Gas Hazard P. 65 Safety Labels P. 66 Safe Driving P. 23 Instrument Panel P. 67 Opening and Closing the Tailgate P. 110 Security System P. 118 Opening and Closing the Windows P. 120 Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel P.
  • Page 4: Quick Reference Guide

    Quick Reference Guide Visual Index ❙ System Indicators (P68) ❙ Gauges (P 80) ❙ Information Display (P81) ❙ Multi-Information Display (P85) ❙ Hazard Warning Button ❙ Audio System (P172) ❙ Navigation System () See Navigation System Manual ❙ Climate Control System (P165) ❙...
  • Page 5 ❙ Headlights/Turn Signals (P125) ❙ Fog Lights (P127) ❙ (Select/Reset) Knob (P81) ❙ Brightness Control (P130) ❙ Cruise Control Buttons (P348) ❙ Wipers/Washers (P128) ❙ Horn (Press an area around ❙ SEL/RESET Button (P81) ❙ (Information) Button (P85) ❙ Navigation System Voice Control Buttons () See Navigation System Manual ❙...
  • Page 6 Visual Index ❙ Power Window Switches (P120) ❙ Power Door Lock Master Switch (P103) ❙ Door Mirror Controls (P136) ❙ Parking Brake Release Handle (P360) ❙ Rearview Mirror (P135) ❙ Driver's Front Airbag (P40) ❙ Passenger's Front Airbag (P40) ❙ Shift Lever Automatic Transmission (P345)
  • Page 7 ❙ Sun Visors ❙ Vanity Mirrors ❙ Moonroof Switch (P123) ❙ Map Lights (P151) ❙ Sunglasses Holder (P161) ❙ HomeLinkr Button* (P276) ❙ Side Curtain Airbags (P47) ❙ Seat Belts (P29) ❙ Grab Handle ❙ Coat Hook (P159) ❙ Seat Belt (Installing a Child Seat) (P60) ❙...
  • Page 8 Visual Index ❙ Maintenance Under the Hood (P389) ❙ Windshield Wipers (P128, 410) ❙ Power Door Mirrors (P136) ❙ Door Lock/Unlock Control (P101) ❙ Headlights (P125, 402) ❙ Front Turn Signal/Parking Lights (P125, 405) ❙ Side Marker Lights (P125, 405) ❙...
  • Page 9: Child Safety

    Safe Driving (P 23) Airbags (P37) ● Your vehicle is fitted with airbags to help protect you and your passengers during a moderate-to-severe collision. Child Safety (P52) ● All children 12 and younger should be seated in the rear seat. ●...
  • Page 10: Instrument Panel

    Instrument Panel (P67) Gauges /Information Display / (P80) (P81) Multi-Information Display /System Indicators (P85) (P68) System Indicators Turn Signal and Information Display / System Indicators Hazard Warning Multi-Information Display Indicators Malfunction Indicator Speedometer Security System Alarm Lamp Indicator Fuel Gauge Tachometer Low Oil Pressure Seat Belt Reminder...
  • Page 11 Controls (P97) Clock Turn Signals Lights (P 98) (P125) (P125) Turn Signal Control Lever Light Control Switches Models without navigation system Right Press the CLOCK button to access the clock adjustment mode screen. High Beam Press to select the item you want to adjust (12/24 hour mode, hour, Low Beam minutes).
  • Page 12 Wipers and Washers Steering Wheel Tailgate (P134) (P110) ● To adjust, pull the adjustment lever (P128) towards you, adjust to the desired position, then lock the lever back in place. Wiper/Washer Control Lever Adjustment Ring : Long Delay : Short Delay ●...
  • Page 13 Power Door Mirrors Power Windows (P120) ● With the ignition switch in ON , open (P136) and close the power windows. ● With the ignition switch in ON , move ● If the power window lock button is in the the selector switch to L or R.
  • Page 14: Climate Control System

    Climate Control System Rear Climate Control (P165) ● Press the AUTO button to activate the ● Press the AUTO button to activate the climate control system. rear climate control system. ● Press the button to turn the system on or off. ●...
  • Page 15 ● Audio Remote Controls (P184) Features (P171) MODE Button Audio System (P172) VOL Button CH Button ● VOL (Volume) Button Press and release to adjust the volume up/ down. ● MODE Button Press and release to change the audio CD Button Button mode: FM1/FM2/AM/XM1 /XM2...
  • Page 16 Driving (P323) Automatic Transmission (P346) ● Shift to and depress the brake pedal when starting the engine. ● Shifting Park Release Button Shift Lever Turn off or start the engine. Transmission is locked. Reverse Used when reversing. Neutral Transmission is not locked. Button Drive Normal driving.
  • Page 17 VSA® OFF Button Refueling (P353) (P371) ● The vehicle stability assist (VSA®) system Fuel recommendation: Unleaded gasoline with a pump octane number 87 or helps stabilize the vehicle during higher required cornering, and helps maintain traction Fuel tank capacity: 21 US gal (79.5 L) while accelerating on loose or slippery road surfaces.
  • Page 18 Maintenance (P377) Under the Hood (P389) ● Check engine oil, engine coolant, and windshield washer Wiper Blades (P410) fluid. Add when necessary. ● Replace blades if they leave ● Check brake fluid. streaks across the windshield. ● Check the battery condition monthly. Pull the hood release handle under the corner of the dashboard.
  • Page 19: Handling The Unexpected

    Handling the Unexpected (P433) Flat Tire Engine Won't Start Overheating (P435) (P444) (P448) ● If the battery is dead, jump start using a ● Park in a safe location. If you do not see ● Park in a safe location and replace the booster battery.
  • Page 20: What To Do If

    What to Do If The ignition switch does The steering wheel may be locked. ● not turn from Try to turn the steering wheel left and right ● Why? while turning the ignition key. The ignition switch does The shift lever should be moved to not turn from I cannot remove the key.
  • Page 21 Why do the doors lock If you do not open the doors within 30 seconds, the doors are after I unlocked the doors relocked automatically for security. using a remote transmitter? Why does the beeper The beeper sounds when: sound when I open the The key is left in the ignition switch.
  • Page 22: California Proposition 65 Warning

    California Proposition 65 Warning To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the WARNING: This product contains or emits vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that chemicals known to the state of California to cause have the special equipment, can read the information if they have cancer and birth defects or other reproductive...
  • Page 23: A Few Words About Safety

    A Few Words About Safety You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms, including: Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And ● Safety Labels - on the vehicle. operating this vehicle safely is an important responsibility. ●...
  • Page 25: Safe Driving

    Safe Driving You can find many safety recommendations throughout this chapter, and throughout this manual. For Safe Driving Side Airbags ........44 Important Safety Precautions ..... 24 Side Curtain Airbags ......47 Important Handling Information..26 Airbag System Indicators....48 Your Vehicle's Safety Features....
  • Page 26: For Safe Driving

    For Safe Driving The following pages explain your vehicle's safety features and how to use them properly. The safety precautions below are ones that we consider to be among the most important. Important Safety Precautions 1Important Safety Precautions ■ Always wear your seat belt Some states, provinces and territories prohibit the use A seat belt is your best protection in all types of collisions.
  • Page 27 For Safe Driving Important Safety Precautions ■ Pay appropriate attention to the task of driving safely Engaging in cell phone conversation or other activities that keep you from paying close attention to the road, other vehicles, and pedestrians could lead to a crash. Remember, situations can change quickly, and only you can decide when it is safe to divert some attention away from driving.
  • Page 28: Important Handling Information

    For Safe Driving Important Handling Information Important Handling Information Your vehicle has higher ground clearance than a passenger vehicle designed for use 1Important Handling Information only on pavement. Higher ground clearance has many advantages for off-highway For information on how to reduce the risk of rollover, driving.
  • Page 29: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

    For Safe Driving Your Vehicle's Safety Features Your Vehicle's Safety Features 1Your Vehicle's Safety Features Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to help 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...
  • Page 30: Safety Checklist

    For Safe Driving Your Vehicle's Safety Features ■ 1Safety Checklist Safety Checklist If the door and/or the tailgate open indicator is on, a For the safety of you and your passengers, make a habit of checking these items door and/or the tailgate is not completely closed. each time before you drive.
  • Page 31: Seat Belts

    Seat Belts About Your Seat Belts Seat belts are the single most effective safety device because they keep you 1About Your Seat Belts connected to the vehicle so that you can take advantage of many built-in safety WARNING features. They also help keep you from being thrown against the inside of the vehicle, against other passengers, or out of the vehicle.
  • Page 32: Seat Belt Reminder

    Seat Belts About Your Seat Belts ■ Proper use of seat belts 1About Your Seat Belts Follow these guidelines for proper use: If a rear seat passenger moves around and extends • All occupants should sit upright, well back in the seat, and remain in that position the seat belt, the lockable retractor may activate.
  • Page 33: Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

    Seat Belts About Your Seat Belts ■ 1Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners The seat belt tensioners can only operate once. The front seats are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners to enhance safety. If a tensioner is activated, the SRS indicator will come on.
  • Page 34: Fastening A Seat Belt

    Seat Belts Fastening a Seat Belt Fastening a Seat Belt After adjusting a front seat to the proper position, and while sitting upright and well 1Fastening a Seat Belt back in the seat: No one should sit in a seat with an inoperative seat 2 Adjusting the Seats P.
  • Page 35 Seat Belts Fastening a Seat Belt 3. Position the lap part of the belt as low as 1Fastening a Seat Belt possible across your hips, then pull up on WARNING the shoulder part of the belt so the lap part Lap belt fits snugly.
  • Page 36 Seat Belts Fastening a Seat Belt ■ 1Seat Belt with Detachable Anchor Seat Belt with Detachable Anchor WARNING 1. Pull out the seat belt’s small latch plate and Small Latch Plate the latch plate from each holding slot in the Using the seat belt with the detachable ceiling.
  • Page 37: Advice For Pregnant Women

    Seat Belts Fastening a Seat Belt ■ 1Advice for Pregnant Women Advice for Pregnant Women Each time you have a checkup, ask your doctor if it is If you are pregnant, the best way to protect yourself and your unborn child when okay for you to drive.
  • Page 38: Seat Belt Inspection

    Seat Belts Seat Belt Inspection Seat Belt Inspection Regularly check the condition of your seat belts as follows: 1Seat Belt Inspection WARNING • Pull each belt out fully, and look for frays, cuts, burns, and wear. • Check that the latches work smoothly and the belts retract easily. Not checking or maintaining seat belts can If a belt does not retract easily, cleaning the belt may correct the problem.
  • Page 39: Airbags

    Airbags Airbag System Components Continued...
  • Page 40 Airbags Airbag System Components The front, front side, and side curtain An electronic control unit that continually Impact sensors that can detect a airbags are deployed according to the monitors and records information about moderate to severe front impact, side direction and severity of impact.
  • Page 41 Airbags Airbag System Components ■ 1Important Facts About Your Airbags Important Facts About Your Airbags Do not attempt to deactivate your airbags. Together, Airbags can pose serious hazards. To do their job, airbags must inflate with airbags and seat belts provide the best protection. tremendous force.
  • Page 42: Types Of Airbags

    Airbags Types of Airbags Types of Airbags Your vehicle is equipped with three types of airbags: 1Types of Airbags • Front airbags: Airbags in front of the driver's and front passenger's seats. The airbags can inflate whenever the ignition switch •...
  • Page 43 Airbags Front Airbags (SRS) ■ Operation Front airbags are designed to inflate during moderate-to-severe frontal collisions. When the vehicle decelerates suddenly, the sensors send information to the control unit which signals one or both front airbags to inflate. A frontal collision can be either head-on or angled between two vehicles, or when a vehicle crashes into a stationary object, such as a concrete wall.
  • Page 44 Airbags Front Airbags (SRS) ■ When front airbags should not deploy Minor frontal crashes: Front airbags were designed to supplement seat belts and help save lives, not to prevent minor scrapes, or even broken bones that might occur during a less than moderate-to-severe frontal crash. Side impacts: Front airbags can provide protection when a sudden deceleration causes a driver or front passenger to move towards the front of the vehicle.
  • Page 45: Advanced Airbags

    The passenger's advanced front airbag system dashboard. has weight sensors. Make sure the floor mat behind the front passenger's Although Honda recommends against seat is hooked to the floor mat anchor. An improperly Passenger’s carrying an infant or small child in front, if the...
  • Page 46: Side Airbags

    Airbags Side Airbags Side Airbags The side airbags help protect the upper torso of the driver or a front passenger 1Side Airbags during a moderate-to-severe side impact. Do not attach accessories on or near the side airbags. They can interfere with the proper operation of the ■...
  • Page 47 Airbags Side Airbags ■ When a side airbag deploys with little or no visible damage Because the airbag system senses sudden acceleration, a strong impact to the side of the vehicle's framework can cause a side airbag to deploy. In such cases, there may be little or no damage, but the side impact sensors detected a severe enough impact to deploy the airbag.
  • Page 48: Side Airbag Cutoff System

    Airbags Side Airbags ■ 1Side Airbag Cutoff System Side Airbag Cutoff System To reduce the likelihood that a front passenger may be injured by an inflating side Sensor that airbag, the passenger side airbag is automatically turned off when: monitors the passenger’s height.
  • Page 49: Side Curtain Airbags

    Airbags Side Curtain Airbags Side Curtain Airbags The side curtain airbags help protect the heads of the driver and passengers in outer 1Side Curtain Airbags seating positions during a moderate-to-severe side impact. The side curtain airbags are most effective when an occupant is wearing their seat belt properly and ■...
  • Page 50: Airbag System Indicators

    Airbags Airbag System Indicators Airbag System Indicators If a problem occurs in the airbag system, the SRS indicator will come on and a message appears on the multi-information display ■ 1SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) Indicator SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) Indicator ■...
  • Page 51: Passenger Airbag Off Indicator

    Airbags Airbag System Indicators ■ 1Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Passenger Airbag Off Indicator If the indicator comes on with no front passenger and ■ When the passenger airbag off no objects on the passenger’s seat, or with an adult U.S. Canada indicator comes on riding there, something may be interfering with the...
  • Page 52 Airbags Airbag System Indicators ■ 1Side Airbag Off Indicator Side Airbag Off Indicator When you turn the ignition switch to ON , the ■ When the side airbag off indicator comes on indicator should come on for a few seconds and then go out.
  • Page 53: Airbag Care

    This would likely disable the driver's seat position sensor or the passenger’s weight sensors. If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, contact a Honda dealer, or for U.S. vehicles, American Honda Automobile Customer Service at 800-999-1009 and for Canadian vehicles, Honda...
  • Page 54: Child Safety

    Child Safety Protecting Child Passengers Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because they are 1Protecting Child Passengers either unrestrained or not properly restrained. In fact, vehicle accidents are the WARNING number one cause of death of children age 12 and under. Children who are unrestrained or To reduce the number of child deaths and injuries, every state, Canadian province improperly restrained can be seriously...
  • Page 55 Child Safety Protecting Child Passengers • Any child who is too small to wear a seat belt correctly must be restrained in an 1Protecting Child Passengers approved child seat that is properly secured to the vehicle using either the lap belt WARNING portion of the lap/shoulder belt or the lower anchors of the LATCH system.
  • Page 56: Protecting Infants

    Child Safety Safety of Infants and Small Children Safety of Infants and Small Children ■ 1Protecting Infants Protecting Infants WARNING An infant must be properly restrained in a rear-facing, reclining child seat until the infant reaches the seat maker's weight or height limit for the seat, and the infant is Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front at least one year old.
  • Page 57 Child Safety Safety of Infants and Small Children ■ 1Protecting Smaller Children Protecting Smaller Children WARNING If a child is at least one year old and within the weight range indicated by the child seat manufacturer, the child should be properly restrained in a firmly secured Placing a forward-facing child seat in the forward-facing child seat.
  • Page 58 Child Safety Safety of Infants and Small Children ■ 1Selecting a Child Seat Selecting a Child Seat Installation of a LATCH-compatible child seat is Most child seats are LATCH-compatible (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren). simple. Some have a rigid-type connector, while others have a flexible-type connector. Both are equally easy to use.
  • Page 59 Child Safety Safety of Infants and Small Children ■ Installing a LATCH-Compatible Child Seat A LATCH-compatible child seat can be installed in each of the second row seats, and the passenger's side third row seat. A child seat is attached to the lower anchors with either the rigid or flexible type of connectors.
  • Page 60 Child Safety Safety of Infants and Small Children 2. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat then 1Installing a LATCH-Compatible Child Seat attach the child seat to the lower anchors For your child's safety, when using a child seat according to the instructions that came installed using the LATCH system, make sure that the Lower...
  • Page 61 Child Safety Safety of Infants and Small Children Outer position Outer position 3. Put the head restraint to its upper-most Tether position, then route the tether strap Strap between the head restraint legs, and secure Hook the tether strap hook onto the anchor. 4.
  • Page 62 Child Safety Safety of Infants and Small Children ■ 1Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt A child seat that is not properly secured will not 1. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat. adequately protect a child in a crash and may cause 2.
  • Page 63 Child Safety Safety of Infants and Small Children 6. Make sure the child seat is firmly secured by 1Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt rocking it forward and back and side to To deactivate a lockable retractor, release the buckle side;...
  • Page 64 Child Safety Safety of Infants and Small Children ■ Using an outer anchor 1. Put the head restraint to its upper-most Tether position, then route the tether strap Strap Hook through the head restraint legs. Make sure the strap is not twisted. 2.
  • Page 65: Safety Of Larger Children

    Child Safety Safety of Larger Children Safety of Larger Children ■ 1Safety of Larger Children Protecting Larger Children WARNING The following pages give instructions on how to check proper seat belt fit, what kind of booster seat to use if one is needed, and important precautions for a child who Allowing a child age 12 or under to sit in must sit in front.
  • Page 66 Child Safety Safety of Larger Children ■ 1Booster Seats Booster Seats When installing a booster seat, make sure to read the If a lap/shoulder seat belt cannot be used instructions that came with it, and install the seat properly, position the child in a booster seat in accordingly.
  • Page 67: Exhaust Gas Hazard

    Exhaust Gas Hazard Carbon Monoxide Gas The engine exhaust from this vehicle contains carbon monoxide, a colorless, 1Carbon Monoxide Gas odorless, and highly toxic gas. As long as you properly maintain your vehicle, carbon WARNING monoxide gas will not get into the interior. Carbon monoxide gas is toxic.
  • Page 68: Safety Labels

    Safety Labels Label Locations These labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury or death. Read these labels carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S. dashboard label which may be removed by the owner), contact a dealer for a replacement.
  • Page 69: Instrument Panel

    Instrument Panel This chapter describes the buttons, indicators, and gauges that are used while driving. Indicators ..........68 Multi-Information Display Warning and Information Messages ....78 Gauges and Displays Gauges..........80 Information Display ......81 Multi-Information Display ....85 * Not available on all models...
  • Page 70: Indicators

    Indicators Indicator Name On/Blinking Explanation Message Comes on for a few seconds Comes on while driving - ● ● when you turn the ignition Make sure the parking brake is switch to ON w , then goes released. Check the brake fluid U.S.
  • Page 71 Indicators Indicator Name On/Blinking Explanation Message Comes on when you turn the ignition Readiness codes are part of the on board ● ● switch to ON w , and goes off either diagnostics for the emissions control when the engine starts or after systems.
  • Page 72 Indicators Indicator Name On/Blinking Explanation Message Comes on for a few seconds when Blinks while driving - Avoid sudden ● ● you turn the ignition switch to ON starts and acceleration and have the Transmission w , then goes off. vehicle checked by a dealer immediately.
  • Page 73 Indicators Indicator Name On/Blinking Explanation Message Comes on for a few seconds when Stays on constantly - Have the vehicle ● ● ABS (Anti-lock you turn the ignition switch to ON checked by a dealer. With this indicator Brake System) w , then goes off.
  • Page 74 Indicators Indicator Name On/Blinking Explanation Message Comes on for a few seconds when Stays on constantly - Have the vehicle ● ● you turn the ignition switch to ON checked by a dealer. w , then goes off. 2 VSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist), aka VSA®...
  • Page 75 Indicators Indicator Name On/Blinking Explanation Message Comes on for a few seconds when Have your vehicle checked by a dealer. ● ● Daytime you turn the ignition switch to ON 2 Daytime Running Lights P. 127 Running Lights w , then goes off. Indicator Comes on if there is a problem with ●...
  • Page 76 Indicators Indicator Name On/Blinking Explanation Message Comes on for a few seconds when Stays on constantly or does not come ● ● you turn the ignition switch to ON on at all - Have the vehicle checked by a Models with dealer.
  • Page 77 Indicators Indicator Name On/Blinking Explanation Message The turn signal indicators blink when Does not blink or blinks rapidly - A ● ● you operate the turn signal lever. turn signal light bulb has blown. Change Turn Signal If you press the hazard warning the bulb immediately.
  • Page 78 Indicators Indicator Name On/Blinking Explanation Message Comes on briefly when you turn the Blinks - You cannot start the engine. ● ● ignition switch to ON w , then goes Turn the ignition switch to LOCK 0 , pull off. the key out, and then insert the key and Comes on if the immobilizer system turn it to ON...
  • Page 79 Indicators Indicator Name On/Blinking Explanation Message Comes on when you press the ● CRUISE MAIN — 2 Cruise Control P. 348 CRUISE button. Indicator CRUISE Comes on if you have set a speed for ● CONTROL cruise control. — 2 Cruise Control P. 348 Indicator Refill washer fluid.
  • Page 80: Multi-information Display Warning And Information Messages

    Indicators Multi-Information Display Warning and Information Messages Multi-Information Display Warning and Information Messages The following messages appear only on the multi-information display. Press the (information) button to see the message again with the system message indicator on. Message Condition Explanation Appears when the fuel fill cap is loose or is not ●...
  • Page 81 Indicators Multi-Information Display Warning and Information Messages Message Condition Explanation Appears if there is a problem with the parking sensor Check if the area around the sensor(s) is covered with ● ● system. The beeper sounds. mud, ice, snow, etc. If the indicator(s) stays on even after you clean the area, have the system checked by a dealer.
  • Page 82: Gauges And Displays

    Gauges and Displays Gauges Gauges include the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, and related indicators. They are displayed when the ignition switch is in ON ■ Speedometer Displays your driving speed in mph (U.S.) or km/h (Canada). ■ Tachometer Shows the number of engine revolutions per minute. ■...
  • Page 83: Information Display

    Gauges and Displays Information Display Information Display The information display shows the odometer, trip meter, engine oil life and maintenance service item codes, and other gauges. ■ Switching the Display Press the (Select/Reset) knob to change the display. Odometer Range (estimated distance) Outside temperature Trip meter A Trip meter B...
  • Page 84: Instant Fuel Economy

    Gauges and Displays Information Display ■ 1Trip Meter Trip Meter Switch between trip meter A and trip meter B by Shows the total number of miles or kilometers driven since the last reset. Meters A pressing the knob. and B can be used to measure two separate trips. ■...
  • Page 85 Gauges and Displays Information Display ■ Check Fuel Cap Appears when the fuel fill cap is loose or is not installed. 2 Check/Tighten Fuel Cap Message P. 451 ■ Tire Pressure Monitor Shows each tire’s pressure. 2 TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) P. 355 Continued...
  • Page 86: Outside Temperature

    Gauges and Displays Information Display ■ Outside Temperature 1Outside Temperature The temperature sensor is in the front bumper. Road Shows the outside temperature in Fahrenheit (U.S.) or Celsius (Canada). heat and exhaust from another vehicle can affect the temperature reading when your vehicle speed is less ■...
  • Page 87: Multi-information Display

    Gauges and Displays Multi-Information Display Multi-Information Display Shows the odometer, trip meter, outside temperature indicator, and other gauges. It also displays important messages such as warnings and other helpful information. ■ Switching the Display Press the (information) button or the SEL/RESET button to change the display.
  • Page 88 Gauges and Displays Multi-Information Display Trip Computer Average fuel economy Instant fuel economy Button SEL/RESET Average Speed Elapsed Time Range Button ■ Odometer Shows the total number of miles or kilometers that your vehicle has accumulated.
  • Page 89: Trip Meter

    Gauges and Displays Multi-Information Display ■ 1Trip Meter Trip Meter Switch between trip meter A and trip meter B by Shows the total number of miles or kilometers driven since the last reset. Meters A pressing the SEL/RESET button. and B can be used to measure two separate trips. ■...
  • Page 90: Trip Computer

    Gauges and Displays Multi-Information Display ■ Trip Computer Shows the instant fuel economy, average fuel economy, range, elapsed time, and average speed. ■ Instant Fuel Economy Shows the instant fuel economy as a bar graph in mpg (U.S.) or l/100 km (Canada). ■...
  • Page 91 Gauges and Displays Multi-Information Display ■ Engine Oil Life Shows the remaining oil life and Maintenance Minder 2 Maintenance Minder™ P. 381 Continued...
  • Page 92: Customized Features

    Gauges and Displays Multi-Information Display ■ 1Customized Features Customized Features To customize other features, press the Use the multi-information display to customize certain features. button. 2 List of customizable options P. 92 ■ How to customize 2 Example of customization settings P. 94 Select the CUSTOMIZE SETTINGS by pressing the button while the Customization is possible when you see the driver’s...
  • Page 93 Gauges and Displays Multi-Information Display ■ Customization flow Press the button. CUSTOMIZE SETTINGS SEL/RESET LANGUAGE SELECTION METER SETUP SEL/RESET ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY CHG SETTING SEL/RESET TRIP A INFO RESET DEFAULT ALL SEL/RESET POSITION SETUP SEL/RESET MEMORY POSITION LINK EXIT INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME LIGHTING SETUP SEL/RESET...
  • Page 94 Gauges and Displays Multi-Information Display ■ List of customizable options Setup Group Customizable Features Description Selectable Settings LANGUAGE SELECTION Changes the displayed language. ENGLISH /FRENCH/SPANISH -5°F ~ ±0°F ~ +5°F (U.S.) ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. Adjusts the temperature reading by a few degrees. METER DISPLAY -3°C ~ ±0°C...
  • Page 95 Gauges and Displays Multi-Information Display Setup Group Customizable Features Description Selectable Settings Changes the setting for the automatic locking SHIFT FROM P /WITH VEH AUTO DOOR LOCK feature. SPEED /OFF SHIFT TO /IGN OFF/OFF Changes the setting for when the doors unlock AUTO DOOR UNLOCK automatically.
  • Page 96 Gauges and Displays Multi-Information Display ■ Example of customization settings The steps for changing the TRIP A INFO RESET setting to with REFUEL are shown below. The default setting for TRIP A INFO RESET is MANUAL ONLY. 1. Press and release button until CUSTOMIZE SETTINGS appears on the display.
  • Page 97 Gauges and Displays Multi-Information Display 5. Press the button until TRIP A INFO RESET appears on the display, then press the SEL/RESET button. The display switches to the setup screen, where you can select with REFUEL, MANUAL ONLY, IGN OFF, or EXIT. 6.
  • Page 99: Controls

    Controls This chapter explains how to operate the various controls necessary for driving. Setting the Clock ........ 98 Adjusting the Mirrors....... 135 Opening and Closing the Moonroof ..123 Locking and Unlocking the Doors Operating the Switches Around the Interior Rearview Mirror ....135 Key Types and Functions ....
  • Page 100: Setting The Clock

    Setting the Clock Clock Models with audio/information screen 1Clock You can adjust the time in the clock display, using the CLOCK button with the These indications are used to show how to operate ignition switch in ON the selector knob. 1.
  • Page 101: Locking And Unlocking The Doors

    Locking and Unlocking the Doors Key Types and Functions This vehicle comes with the following keys: 1Key Types and Functions All the keys have an immobilizer system. The ■ immobilizer system helps to protect against vehicle Master Keys theft. Use the keys to start and stop the engine, and 2 Immobilizer System P.
  • Page 102: Key Number Tag

    Locking and Unlocking the Doors Key Types and Functions ■ 1Valet Key Valet Key When you need to leave a key with a third party, Can be used to start and stop the engine, and leave the valet key. lock and unlock driver's door. ■...
  • Page 103: Locking/unlocking The Doors From The Outside

    Locking and Unlocking the Doors Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside 1Using the Remote Transmitter ■ Using the Remote Transmitter If you do not open a door within 30 seconds of ■ Locking the doors unlocking the vehicle with the remote transmitter, Press the lock button.
  • Page 104 Locking and Unlocking the Doors Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside ■ 1Locking/Unlocking the Doors Using a Key Locking/Unlocking the Doors Using a Key When you lock the driver's door with a key, all of the Fully insert the key and turn it. other doors and tailgate lock at the same time.
  • Page 105: Locking/unlocking The Doors From The Inside

    Locking and Unlocking the Doors Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside ■ 1Using the Lock Tab Using the Lock Tab When you lock/unlock either front door using the ■ Locking a door To Lock master door lock switch, tailgate, glass hatch, and all Pull the lock tab.
  • Page 106: Childproof Door Locks

    Locking and Unlocking the Doors Childproof Door Locks Childproof Door Locks The childproof door locks prevent the rear doors from being opened from the inside 1Childproof Door Locks regardless of the position of the lock tab. To open the door from the inside when the childproof door lock is on, put the lock tab in the ■...
  • Page 107: Auto Door Locking/unlocking

    Locking and Unlocking the Doors Auto Door Locking/Unlocking Auto Door Locking/Unlocking Your vehicle locks all doors and unlocks the driver’s door automatically when a 1Auto Door Locking/Unlocking certain condition is met. Models without multi-information display You can turn off or change to another auto door ■...
  • Page 108: Customizing The Auto Door Locking/unlocking Setting

    Locking and Unlocking the Doors Customizing the Auto Door Locking/Unlocking Setting Customizing the Auto Door Locking/Unlocking Setting You can customize the auto door locking/unlocking setting to your liking using the master door lock switch. ■ List of the Auto Door Locking/Unlocking Customizable Options ■...
  • Page 109 Locking and Unlocking the Doors Customizing the Auto Door Locking/Unlocking Setting ■ Customizing Flow for Auto Door Locking Options Steps Drive Lock Mode Park Lock Mode Apply the parking brake. Make sure the shift lever is in Turn the ignition switch to ON The driver’s door must be closed at this stage.
  • Page 110 Locking and Unlocking the Doors Customizing the Auto Door Locking/Unlocking Setting ■ Customizing Flow for Auto Door Unlocking Options Ignition Switch Unlock Mode Park Unlock Mode Steps To unlock all doors To unlock driver’s To unlock all doors To unlock driver’s door and the tailgate door...
  • Page 111 Locking and Unlocking the Doors Customizing the Auto Door Locking/Unlocking Setting Ignition Switch Unlock Mode Park Unlock Mode To unlock all Steps To unlock all doors and To unlock driver’s door To unlock driver’s door doors and the tailgate the tailgate Turn the ignition switch to ACCESSORY q within 20 seconds.
  • Page 112: Opening And Closing The Tailgate

    Opening and Closing the Tailgate Precautions for Opening/Closing the Tailgate Always make sure individuals and objects are clear of the tailgate before opening or 1Precautions for Opening/Closing the Tailgate closing it. Models with power tailgate WARNING ■ Opening the tailgate Closing a power tailgate while anyone is in •...
  • Page 113 Opening and Closing the Tailgate Opening/Closing the Tailgate Using the Tailgate Release Button Opening/Closing the Tailgate Using the Tailgate Release Button When all the doors are unlocked, the tailgate is unlocked. Press the tailgate release button and lift open the tailgate. Tailgate Release Button...
  • Page 114 Installing aftermarket components other than • The tailgate is fully open. genuine Honda accessories on the power tailgate • The key is not in the ignition switch when using the remote transmitter. may prevent it from fully opening or closing.
  • Page 115: Remote Transmitter

    Opening and Closing the Tailgate Opening/Closing the Power Tailgate ■ 1Opening/Closing the Power Tailgate Remote Transmitter If the power tailgate meets resistance while opening Press the power tailgate button for more than or closing, the auto reverse feature reverses the one second to operate.
  • Page 116 Opening and Closing the Tailgate Opening/Closing the Power Tailgate ■ Power Tailgate Button To open or close the power tailgate, press the Power tailgate button in the driver's door for about Tailgate one second. The beeper sounds and some Button exterior lights flash.
  • Page 117 Opening and Closing the Tailgate Opening/Closing the Power Tailgate ■ 1Auto-Closer Auto-Closer The auto-closer feature does not activate if you push If you manually close the power tailgate, it latches automatically. the tailgate release button while the power tailgate is closing.
  • Page 118 Opening and Closing the Tailgate Opening/Closing the Glass Hatch Opening/Closing the Glass Hatch The glass hatch can be operated by pressing the glass hatch release button on the 1Opening/Closing the Glass Hatch remote transmitter, pressing the glass hatch release button* on the driver's door, or The rear wiper does not operate with the glass hatch pressing the button on the tailgate.
  • Page 119 Opening and Closing the Tailgate Opening/Closing the Glass Hatch ■ Remote Transmitter Press the glass hatch release button for more than one second to operate. Glass Hatch Release Button ■ Glass Hatch Release Button To open the glass hatch, press the glass hatch release button in the driver' s door or press the button on the tailgate for about one second.
  • Page 120: Security System

    Security System Immobilizer System The immobilizer system prevents a key that has not been pre-registered from 1Immobilizer System starting the engine. Each key contains electronic transmitters that use electronic NOTICE signals to verify the key. Leaving the ignition key in the vehicle can result in theft or accidental movement of the vehicle.
  • Page 121: Panic Mode

    Security System Security System Alarm ■ Setting the security system alarm 1Security System Alarm The security system alarm automatically sets when the following conditions have Do not set the security system alarm when someone been met: is in the vehicle or a window is open. The system can •...
  • Page 122: Opening And Closing The Windows

    Opening and Closing the Windows Opening/Closing the Power Windows The power windows can be opened and closed when the ignition switch is in ON 1Opening/Closing the Power Windows w , using the switches on the doors. The driver side switches can be used to open WARNING and close all of the windows.
  • Page 123 Opening and Closing the Windows Opening/Closing the Power Windows ■ Opening/Closing Windows without Auto-Open/Close Function To open: Push the switch down. To close: Pull the switch up. Close Release the switch when the window reaches the desired position. Open ■ Opening the Windows and Moonroof with the Remote Transmitter...
  • Page 124 Opening and Closing the Windows Opening/Closing the Power Windows ■ Opening/Closing the Windows and Moonroof with the Key To open: Unlock the driver’s door with the key. Within 10 seconds of returning the key to the central position, turn the key in the unlock direction and hold it there.
  • Page 125: Opening And Closing The Moonroof

    Opening and Closing the Moonroof ■ 1Opening/Closing the Moonroof Opening/Closing the Moonroof WARNING You can only operate the moonroof when the ignition switch is in ON w . Use the switch in the front of the ceiling to open and close the moonroof. Opening or closing the moonroof on ■...
  • Page 126: Operating The Switches Around The Steering Wheel

    Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel Ignition Switch 1Ignition Switch You cannot take the key out unless the shift lever is LOCK: Insert and remove the key in this position. ACCESSORY: Operate the audio system and If you open the driver's door when the key is in LOCK other accessories in this position.
  • Page 127: Turn Signals

    Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel Turn Signals Turn Signals The turn signals can be used when the ignition Right Turn switch is in ON Left Turn Light Switches 1Light Switches ■ Manual Operation If you remove the key from the ignition switch while the lights are on, a chime sounds when the driver’s Rotating the light switch turns the lights on High Beams...
  • Page 128: Automatic Lighting Control

    Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel Light Switches ■ 1Automatic Lighting Control Automatic Lighting Control We recommend that you turn on the lights manually Automatic lighting control can be used when when driving at night, in a dense fog, or in dark areas the ignition switch is in ON such as long tunnels or parking facilities.
  • Page 129: Fog Lights

    Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel Fog Lights Fog Lights When the low beam headlights are on, turn 1Fog Lights the fog light switch on to use the fog lights. When the fog lights are on, the indicator in the instrument panel will be on.
  • Page 130: Wipers And Washers

    Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel Wipers and Washers Wipers and Washers ■ Front Wiper/Washer 1Wipers and Washers NOTICE The windshield wipers and washers can be Do not use the wipers when the windshield is dry. used when the ignition switch is in ON The windshield will get scratched, or the rubber blades will get damaged.
  • Page 131 Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel Wipers and Washers ■ Rear Wiper/Washer 1Wipers and Washers If the wiper stops operating due to any obstacle such The rear wiper and washer can be used when as the build-up of snow, park the vehicle in a safe the ignition switch is in ON place.
  • Page 132: Brightness Control

    Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel Brightness Control Brightness Control When the ignition switch is in ON w , you can 1Brightness Control use the brightness control knob to adjust Control Knob Instrument panel brightness varies, depending on instrument panel brightness. whether the exterior lights are on or off.
  • Page 133: Rear Defogger/heated Door Mirror * Button

    Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror Button Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror Button Press the rear defogger and heated door mirror button to defog the rear window 1Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror Button and mirrors when the ignition switch is in ON NOTICE The rear defogger and heated door mirrors When cleaning the inside of the rear window, be...
  • Page 134: Driving Position Memory System

    Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel Driving Position Memory System Driving Position Memory System You can store two driver’s seat and door mirror positions with the driving position 1Driving Position Memory System memory system. Using the multi-information display, you can disable When you unlock and open the driver’s door with a remote transmitter, the seat and the automatic seat adjustment function.
  • Page 135 Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel Driving Position Memory System ■ 1Storing a Position in Memory Storing a Position in Memory After you press the SET button, the storing operation 1. Turn the ignition switch to ON w . Adjust Memory Button 1 will be canceled when: the driver’s seat and the door mirrors to the...
  • Page 136: Adjusting The Steering Wheel

    Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel Adjusting the Steering Wheel Adjusting the Steering Wheel The steering wheel height and distance from your body can be adjusted so that you 1Adjusting the Steering Wheel can comfortably grip the steering wheel in an appropriate driving posture. WARNING 1.
  • Page 137: Adjusting The Mirrors

    Adjusting the Mirrors Interior Rearview Mirror Adjust the angle of the rearview mirror when you are sitting in the correct driving 1Adjusting the Mirrors position. Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. ■ Rearview Mirror with Day and Night Positions Adjust the mirrors before you start driving.
  • Page 138: Power Door Mirrors

    Adjusting the Mirrors Power Door Mirrors Power Door Mirrors You can adjust the door mirrors when the ignition switch is in ON ■ Mirror position adjustment L/R selector switch: Select the left or right mirror. After adjusting the mirror, return the Selector switch to the center position.
  • Page 139: Adjusting The Seats

    Adjusting the Seats Adjusting the Seat Positions Adjust the driver's seat as far back as possible 1Adjusting the Seats Allow sufficient while allowing you to maintain full control of space. WARNING the vehicle. You should be able to sit upright, well back in the seat and be able to Sitting too close to a front airbag can result adequately press the pedals without leaning...
  • Page 140 Adjusting the Seats Adjusting the Seat Positions ■ Adjusting the front manual seat(s) 1Adjusting the front manual seat(s) Once a seat is adjusted correctly, rock it back and Height Adjustment forth to make sure it is locked in position. (Driver side only) Pull up or push down the lever to raise or lower the seat.
  • Page 141 Adjusting the Seats Adjusting the Seat Positions ■ Adjusting the second row seats 1Adjusting the second row seats Once a seat is adjusted correctly, rock it back and forth to make sure it is locked in position. Horizontal Position Adjustment Pull up on the bar to move the seat, then release the bar.
  • Page 142: Adjusting The Seat-backs

    Adjusting the Seats Adjusting the Seat Positions ■ 1Adjusting the Seat-Backs Adjusting the Seat-Backs WARNING Adjust the driver's seat-back to a comfortable, upright position, leaving ample space Reclining the seat-back too far can result in between your chest and the airbag cover in serious injury or death in a crash.
  • Page 143 Adjusting the Seats Adjusting the Seat Positions ■ 1Adjusting the Head Restraints Adjusting the Head Restraints WARNING Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all seating positions. Improperly positioning head restraints reduces their effectiveness and increases Head restraints are most effective for the likelihood of serious injury in a crash.
  • Page 144 Adjusting the Seats Adjusting the Seat Positions ■ Adjusting the front, second row outer, and third row outer head restraint positions To raise the head restraint: Pull it upward. To lower the head restraint: Push it down while pressing the release button.
  • Page 145 Adjusting the Seats Adjusting the Seat Positions ■ Changing the Second Row/Third Row Center Seat Head Restraint Positions A passenger sitting in the second row/third row center seating position should adjust the height of their head restraint to an appropriate position before the vehicle begins moving.
  • Page 146 Adjusting the Seats Adjusting the Seat Positions ■ 1Removing and Reinstalling the Head Restraints Removing and Reinstalling the Head Restraints WARNING Head restraints can be removed for cleaning or repair. Failure to reinstall, or correctly reinstall, the To remove a head restraint: head restraints can result in severe injury Pull the restraint up as far as it will go.
  • Page 147: Active Head Restraints

    Adjusting the Seats Adjusting the Seat Positions ■ 1Active Head Restraints Active Head Restraints In order for the active head restraints to operate The driver’s and front passenger’s seats have active head restraints. In a rear impact, properly: an occupant properly secured by a seat belt will be pushed against the seat-back and •...
  • Page 148: Rear Seats

    Adjusting the Seats Rear Seats Rear Seats ■ 1Folding Down the Second Row Seats Folding Down the Second Row Seats Make sure all items in the cargo area or items The second row seats can fold down separately to allow for additional storage extending to the rear seats are properly space.
  • Page 149 Adjusting the Seats Rear Seats ■ 1Folding Down the Third Row Seats Folding Down the Third Row Seats Make sure all items in the cargo area or items The third row seats can fold down separately to allow for additional storage space. extending to the rear seats are properly secured.
  • Page 150 Adjusting the Seats Rear Seats ■ 1Third Row Seat Access Third Row Seat Access When you enter the third row seat, be careful not to Pull up on the seat-back lever. trip over the second row seat belt. If necessary, move the seat forward after tilting the seat-back forward.
  • Page 151 Adjusting the Seats Armrest Armrest ■ Using the Front Seat Armrest The console lid can be used as an armrest. ■ Using the Second Row Seat Armrest Pull down the armrest in the center seat-back.
  • Page 152: Interior Lights/interior Convenience Items

    Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Lights ■ 1Interior Light Switches Interior Light Switches In the door activated position, the interior lights fade ■ out and go off about 30 seconds after the doors are Front The interior lights come on regardless of closed.
  • Page 153: Map Lights

    Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Lights ■ 1Map Lights Map Lights When the front interior light switch is in the door ■ Front activated position and any door is open, the map The map lights can be turned on and off by light will not go off when you press the lens.
  • Page 154: Interior Convenience Items

    Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items ■ 1Glove Box Glove Box WARNING Pull the handle to open the glove box. You can lock the glove box with the master key. An open glove box can cause serious injury to your passenger in a crash, even if the passenger is wearing the seat belt.
  • Page 155 Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items Slide the lid using the release knob to open or close the console compartment. ■ Under-floor Storage Area Hook the strap to the seat back to use it. Continued...
  • Page 156: Storage Compartment

    Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items ■ Storage Compartment Pull the lever and lift the lid to open the compartment. ■ 1Beverage Holders Beverage Holders NOTICE ■ Front seat beverage holders Spilled liquids can damage the upholstery, carpeting, Are located in the console between the front and electrical components in the interior.
  • Page 157 Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items ■ Second row seat beverage holders Fold the armrest down to use the rear seat beverage holders. ■ Third row seat beverage holders Continued...
  • Page 158: Accessory Power Sockets

    Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items ■ 1Accessory Power Sockets Accessory Power Sockets NOTICE The accessory power sockets can be used when the ignition switch is in ACCESSORY Do not insert an automotive type cigarette lighter q or ON element.
  • Page 159 Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items ■ Accessory power socket (back of the console compartment) Open the cover to use it. ■ Accessory power socket (cargo area) Open the cover to use it. Continued...
  • Page 160: Ac Power Outlet

    Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items ■ 1AC Power Outlet AC Power Outlet NOTICE The AC power outlet can be used when the engine is running. Do not use the AC power outlet for electric Open the cover to use it. Plug in the appliance appliances that require high initial peak wattage, slightly, turn it 90°...
  • Page 161: Coat Hooks

    Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items ■ 1Coat Hooks Coat Hooks The coat hooks are not designed for large or heavy There are coat hooks near the third row seats. items. ■ 1Cargo Net Cargo Net WARNING Use the cargo net to store small and light items.
  • Page 162 Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items ■ 1Cargo Hooks Cargo Hooks NOTICE Use the floor cargo hooks to secure luggage in Do not hang a large object or an object. Hanging the cargo area. heavy or large objects may damage the hooks. Hooks ■...
  • Page 163: Sunglasses Holder

    Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items ■ 1Sunglasses Holder Sunglasses Holder Keep the holder closed while driving except when To open the sunglasses holder, push and accessing stored items. release the indent. To close, push it again until it latches. You can store eyeglasses and other small items in this holder.
  • Page 164: Seat Heaters

    Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items ■ 1Seat Heaters Seat Heaters WARNING The ignition switch must be in ON w to use the seat heaters. The HI setting heats the seats Heat induced burns are possible when faster than the LO setting. using seat heaters.
  • Page 165 Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items ■ Second row seat heaters The outer second row seat cushions and seat- backs are equipped with seat heaters. Turning the switch on the driver side warms the outer seat behind the driver’s seat. The passenger side switch warms the outer seat behind the front passenger seat.
  • Page 166: Integrated Sunshades

    Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items ■ 1Integrated Sunshades Integrated Sunshades Use the sunshades only when the windows are fully Pull the tab and roll up the sunshade all the Hooks closed. Using the shade while a window is open can way.
  • Page 167: Climate Control System

    Climate Control System Using Automatic Climate Control The automatic climate control system maintains the interior temperature you select. 1Using Automatic Climate Control The system also selects the proper mix of heated or cooled air that will raise or lower If any buttons are pressed while using the climate control system in AUTO, the function of the button the interior temperature to your preference as quickly as possible.
  • Page 168: Defrosting The Windshield And Windows

    Climate Control System Using Automatic Climate Control ■ 1Defrosting the Windshield and Windows Defrosting the Windshield and Windows For your safety, make sure you have a clear view Pressing the button turns the air through all the windows before driving. conditioning system on and automatically switches the system to fresh air mode.
  • Page 169: Synchronized Mode

    Climate Control System Synchronized Mode Synchronized Mode 1Synchronized Mode When you press the button, the system changes to synchronized mode. When the system is in tri-zone mode, the driver side temperature, the passenger side temperature, and the rear passenger compartment (if it is on) can be set separately.
  • Page 170: Rear Climate Control System

    Climate Control System Rear Climate Control System Rear Climate Control System ■ 1Rear Climate Control System Using the Rear Climate Control System From the Front Panel AUTO LOCK appears on the rear control panel while the rear lock is on. If the rear lock is on while in SYNC mode, the rear control panel is disabled.
  • Page 171 Climate Control System Rear Climate Control System ■ 1Using the Rear Climate Control System From the Rear Panel Using the Rear Climate Control System From the Rear Panel When the REARLOCK button on the front control panel is off, the temperature of the rear passenger compartment can be controlled independently.
  • Page 172: Automatic Climate Control Sensors

    Climate Control System Automatic Climate Control Sensors Automatic Climate Control Sensors The automatic climate control system is equipped with a sunlight sensor, an interior Sunlight Sensor temperature and humidity sensor. Do not cover or spill any liquid on them. Temperature and Humidity Sensor...
  • Page 173: Features

    Features This chapter describes how to operate technology features. Audio System Playing an iPod®....... 203 Audio Error Messages ...... 266 About Your Audio System....172 Playing a USB Flash Drive ....207 General Information on the Audio USB Adapter Cable ......173 Playing Bluetooth®...
  • Page 174: Audio System

    Audio System About Your Audio System Models with navigation system 1About Your Audio System See the Navigation System Manual for operation of the voice commands. XM® Radio is available on a subscription basis only. For more information on XM® Radio, contact a dealer.
  • Page 175: Usb Adapter Cable

    Audio System USB Adapter Cable USB Adapter Cable 1. Unclip the USB connector and loosen the 1USB Adapter Cable adapter cable. • Do not leave the iPod® or USB flash drive in the 2. Install the iPod® dock connector or the USB vehicle.
  • Page 176: Audio System Theft Protection

    Audio System Audio System Theft Protection Audio System Theft Protection The audio system is disabled when it is disconnected from the power source, such as when the battery is disconnected or goes dead. In certain conditions, the system may display “enter code”. If this occurs, reactivate the audio system. ■...
  • Page 177: Models Without Navigation System

    Audio System Basic Operation Models without navigation system 1Audio System Basic Operation To use the audio system function, the ignition switch must be in ACCESSORY q or These indications are used to show how to operate the selector knob. Use the selector knob or SETUP button to Rotate to select.
  • Page 178 Audio System Basic Operation Audio/Information Screen Audio/Information Screen Displays audio status, trip computer and wallpaper, and allows you to go to various setup options. ■ Switching the Display 1Switching the Display These indications are used to show how to operate Press DISPLAY button.
  • Page 179 Audio System Basic Operation Audio/Information Screen ■ Audio Display Shows the current audio information. 2 Audio System Basic Operation P. 175 ■ Trip Computer 1Trip Computer You can reset the trip computer. Shows the instant fuel economy, average fuel economy, distance (trip meter), 2 Trip Computer P.
  • Page 180 Audio System Basic Operation Audio/Information Screen ■ Setting Options 1. Press SETUP button. 2. Rotate and select the setup option you want to change. Press ■ DVD Setup 2 DVD setup from the front panel P. 254 ■ Phone Setup 2 Phone Setup P.
  • Page 181: Wallpaper Setup

    Audio System Basic Operation Audio/Information Screen ■ 1Wallpaper Setup Wallpaper Setup • When importing wallpaper files, the image must be You can change, store, delete the wallpaper on the audio/information screen. in the USB flash drive’s root directory. Models with navigation system Images in a folder cannot be imported.
  • Page 182 The screen will change to the wallpaper list. 2. Rotate to select desired wallpaper and press 3. Your selection will be indicated by the filled in circle. You can also select Default Wallpaper (Honda logo) or Clock on the list. ■ Delete wallpaper 1. Rotate...
  • Page 183 Audio System Basic Operation Audio/Information Screen ■ Trip Computer Reset You can reset all data on the trip computer. 1. Press the SETUP button. 2. Rotate to select Trip Computer Reset, then press 3. Rotate to Trip A or Trip B, then press The confirmation message will appear.
  • Page 184 Audio System Basic Operation Audio/Information Screen ■ Display Setup ■ Brightness/Contrast If you select Brightness or Contrast, adjust the setting by rotating and pressing ■ Menu Color If you select Menu Color, rotate to setting you want, then press...
  • Page 185 Audio System Basic Operation Audio/Information Screen ■ Language Selection 1. Rotate to select Language Selection, then press 2. Rotate to select the language, then press...
  • Page 186: Audio/information Screen

    Audio System Basic Operation Audio Remote Controls Audio Remote Controls Allows you to operate the audio system while driving. 1Audio Remote Controls MODE Button The CD mode appears only when a CD is loaded. MODE Cycles through the audio modes as follows: Button XM2 CDCD-L...
  • Page 187: Adjusting The Sound

    Audio System Basic Operation Adjusting the Sound Adjusting the Sound 1Adjusting the Sound Press the SETUP button, and rotate SETUP Button The SVC has four modes: OFF, LOW, MID, and select Sound Settings, then press . Rotate HIGH. to scroll through the following choices: SVC adjusts the volume level based on the vehicle speed.
  • Page 188: Playing The Am/fm Radio

    Audio System Basic Operation Playing the AM/FM Radio Playing the AM/FM Radio Models without rear entertainment system VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Press to turn the audio system on AM/FM Button and off. Press to select a band. Turn to adjust the volume. Preset Buttons (1-6) TITLE Button To store a station:...
  • Page 189 Audio System Basic Operation Playing the AM/FM Radio Models with rear entertainment system VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob AM/FM Button Press to turn the audio system on and off. Press to select a band. Turn to adjust the volume. Preset Buttons (1-6) To store a station: TITLE Button 1.
  • Page 190 Audio System Basic Operation Playing the AM/FM Radio ■ 1Playing the AM/FM Radio Auto Select The ST indicator appears on the display indicating Use the auto select feature to scan both bands and store the strongest station in stereo FM broadcasts. each preset.
  • Page 191 Audio System Basic Operation Playing the AM/FM Radio ■ Radio Data System (RDS) Provides text data information related to your selected RDS capable FM station. ■ RDS INFO ON Press the TITLE button while listening to an RDS capable station. RDS INFO ON appears, and the station name is displayed.
  • Page 192: Playing The Xm® Radio

    Audio System Basic Operation Playing the XM® Radio Playing the XM® Radio Models without rear entertainment system SCAN Button Press to sample all channels (in the channel mode), or channels within a category (in the category mode). VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Each sampling continues for a few Press to turn the audio system on and seconds.
  • Page 193 Audio System Basic Operation Playing the XM® Radio Models with rear entertainment system SCAN Button Press to sample all channels (in the channel mode), or channels within a category (in the category mode). Each sampling continues for a few seconds. Press SCAN again to cancel (XM®) Button scanning and continue listening to Press to select XM®...
  • Page 194 Audio System Basic Operation Playing the XM® Radio ■ 1Playing the XM® Radio To Play the XM® Radio In the channel mode, all available channels are 1. Press the button to select the XM® radio band (XM1 or XM2). selectable. In the category mode, you can select a 2.
  • Page 195: Playing A Cd

    Audio System Basic Operation Playing a CD Playing a CD Your audio system supports audio CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs in either MP3, WMA, or AAC format. With the CD loaded, press the CD button. Models without rear entertainment system VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Press to turn the audio system on SCAN Button...
  • Page 196 Audio System Basic Operation Playing a CD Models with rear entertainment system SCAN Button You will get a 10-second sampling of each song. ● Press to sample all tracks on the CD (all files in the current folder in MP3, WMA, or AAC). ●...
  • Page 197 Audio System Basic Operation Playing a CD ■ 1Playing a CD How to Select a File from a Folder with the Selector Knob (MP3/WMA/AAC) NOTICE Do not use CDs with adhesive labels. The label can 1. Press to switch the display to a folder list. cause the CD to jam in the unit.
  • Page 198 Audio System Basic Operation Playing a CD ■ 1How to Select a Play Mode How to Select a Play Mode Press the RETURN button to go back to the previous You can select repeat, random, and scan modes when playing a track or file. display, and press the SETUP button to cancel this 1.
  • Page 199 Audio System Basic Operation Playing CD Library Playing CD Library The songs on music CDs can be recorded to the flash memory. You can then play the songs directly from your vehicle’s audio system. Models without rear entertainment system VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Press to turn the audio system on CDL Button...
  • Page 200 Audio System Basic Operation Playing CD Library Models with rear entertainment system SCAN Button You will get a 10-second sampling of each song. Press to sample all tracks on the album list. ● Press two times to sample the first track in each album list. ●...
  • Page 201 Audio System Basic Operation Playing CD Library ■ 1Playing CD Library Recording a Music CD to CD Library You can store up to 18 albums. ■ If the CD is played in the audio unit for the first time 1. A prompt appears and asks if you want the The system supports the recording function from the currently playing CD to be recorded to the standard CD-DA only.
  • Page 202 Audio System Basic Operation Playing CD Library ■ Deactivating the prompt display If you do not want the prompt to appear on the display for the first time you play a 1. Press the SETUP button. Select this option. 2. Rotate to select CD Library Setup, then press 3.
  • Page 203 Audio System Basic Operation Playing CD Library ■ 1Selecting a Play Mode for CD Library Selecting a Play Mode for CD Library Press the RETURN button to go back to the previous You can select repeat, random, and scan modes when playing CD Library. display, and press the SETUP button to cancel this 1.
  • Page 204 2. Press the SETUP button. To acquire updated files: Consult a dealer 3. Rotate to select CD Library Setup. US: Visit www.honda.com. 4. Rotate to select Update Album Info DB, then press Canada: Visit www.honda.ca. 5. Rotate to select Yes. Press to start updating.
  • Page 205: Playing An Ipod

    Audio System Basic Operation Playing an iPod® Playing an iPod® Connect the iPod® using your dock connector to the USB adapter cable, then press the USB/AUX button. 2 USB Adapter Cable P. 173 Models without rear entertainment system USB Indicator Appears when an iPod®...
  • Page 206 Audio System Basic Operation Playing an iPod® Models with rear entertainment system USB Indicator Appears when an iPod® is connected. Album Art VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Press to turn the audio system on and off. Turn to adjust the volume. USB/AUX Button Press to select iPod®...
  • Page 207 Audio System Basic Operation Playing an iPod® ■ 1Playing an iPod® How to Select a File from the iPod® Menu Available operating functions vary on models or 1. Press to display the iPod® menu. versions. Some functions may not be available on the ...
  • Page 208 Audio System Basic Operation Playing an iPod® ■ 1How to Select a Play Mode How to Select a Play Mode Play Mode Menu Items You can select repeat and shuffle modes when playing a file. Normal Play 1. Press the SETUP button. Repeat One Track: Repeats the current track.
  • Page 209: Playing A Usb Flash Drive

    Audio System Basic Operation Playing a USB Flash Drive Playing a USB Flash Drive Your audio system reads and plays sound files on a USB flash drive in either MP3, WMA or AAC format. Connect your USB flash drive to the USB adapter cable, then press the USB/AUX button.
  • Page 210 Audio System Basic Operation Playing a USB Flash Drive Models with rear entertainment system USB Indicator Appears when a USB flash drive is connected. VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Press to turn the audio system on and off. Turn to adjust the volume. USB/AUX Button Press to select USB flash drive (if connected).
  • Page 211 Audio System Basic Operation Playing a USB Flash Drive ■ 1Playing a USB Flash Drive How to Select a File from a Folder with the Selector Knob Use the recommended USB flash drives. 1. Press to switch the display to a folder list. 2 General Information on the Audio System ...
  • Page 212 Audio System Basic Operation Playing a USB Flash Drive ■ 1How to Select a Play Mode How to Select a Play Mode Play Mode Menu Items You can select repeat and random modes when playing a file(s). Normal Play 1. Press the SETUP button. Repeat One Track: Repeats the current file.
  • Page 213: Playing Bluetooth® Audio

    Audio System Basic Operation Playing Bluetooth® Audio Playing Bluetooth® Audio Your audio system allows you to listen to music from your Bluetooth®-compatible phone. This function is available when the phone is paired and linked to the vehicle's Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® (HFL) system. 2 Phone Setup P.
  • Page 214 Audio System Basic Operation Playing Bluetooth® Audio Models with rear entertainment system Bluetooth Indicator Appears when your phone is connected to HFL. VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Press to turn the audio system on and off. Turn to adjust the volume. USB/AUX Button Press to select Bluetooth®...
  • Page 215 2. Press the USB/AUX button. For a list of compatible phones: • U.S.: Visit www.handsfreelink.honda.com, or call If the phone is not recognized, another HFL-compatible phone, which is not 1-888-528-7876. compatible for Bluetooth® Audio, may be already linked.
  • Page 216 Audio System Basic Operation Playing Bluetooth® Audio ■ 1How to Select a Play Mode How to Select a Play Mode PlayMode Menu Items You can select repeat and random modes when playing a file(s). Normal Play 1. Press the SETUP button. Repeat One Track: Repeats the current file.
  • Page 217 Audio System Basic Operation Playing Bluetooth® Audio ■ 1Switching to HFL Switching to HFL If you receive a call while Bluetooth® Audio is in the Press the (pick-up) button on the steering pause mode, it will resume play after ending the call. Button wheel to receive a call when Bluetooth®...
  • Page 218: Audio System Basic Operation

    Audio System Basic Operation Models with navigation system 1Audio System Basic Operation To use the audio system function, the ignition switch must be in ACCESSORY q or These indications are used to show how to operate the interface dial. Use the interface dial or AUDIO button to Rotate to select.
  • Page 219: Audio Remote Controls

    Audio System Basic Operation Audio Remote Controls Audio Remote Controls Allows you to operate the audio system while driving. 1Audio Remote Controls MODE Button The CD mode appears only when a CD is loaded. MODE Button Cycles through the audio modes as follows: FM1FM2AMXM1XM2CDHDD When in AUX mode, the following are operable from AUX...
  • Page 220: Adjusting The Sound

    Audio System Basic Operation Adjusting the Sound Adjusting the Sound 1Adjusting the Sound Press the AUDIO button, and move The SVC has four modes: OFF, LOW, MID, and select AUDIO MENU. Rotate to select HIGH. AUDIO Sound Setup, then press .
  • Page 221: Playing The Am/fm Radio

    Audio System Basic Operation Playing the AM/FM Radio Playing the AM/FM Radio Models without rear entertainment system FM Button Preset Buttons (1-6) AM Button Press to select a band. To store a station: 1. Tune to the selected station. 2. Pick a preset button and hold it TITLE Button until you hear a beep.
  • Page 222 Audio System Basic Operation Playing the AM/FM Radio Models with rear entertainment system VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Press to turn the audio system on and off. Turn to adjust the volume. Preset Buttons (1-6) AM/FM Button To store a station: Press to select a band. 1.
  • Page 223 Audio System Basic Operation Playing the AM/FM Radio ■ 1Playing the AM/FM Radio Auto Select The ST indicator appears on the display indicating Use the auto select feature to scan both bands and store the strongest station in stereo FM broadcasts. each preset.
  • Page 224 Audio System Basic Operation Playing the AM/FM Radio ■ Radio Data System (RDS) Provides text data information related to your selected RDS-capable FM station. ■ To find an RDS station from your selected program category 1. Press the AUDIO button. RDS Category 2.
  • Page 225: Playing The Xm® Radio

    Audio System Basic Operation Playing the XM® Radio Playing the XM® Radio Models without rear entertainment system Preset Buttons (1-6) To store a channel: 1. Tune to the selected channel. TITLE Button 2. Pick a preset button and hold it Press and release to cycle the until you hear a beep.
  • Page 226 Audio System Basic Operation Playing the XM® Radio Models with rear entertainment system Preset Buttons (1-6) To store a channel: 1. Select the channel. TITLE Button 2. Pick a preset button and hold it Press and release to cycle the display until you hear a beep.
  • Page 227 Audio System Basic Operation Playing the XM® Radio ■ 1Playing the XM® Radio To Play the XM® Radio In the channel mode, all available channels are 1. Press the button. selectable. In the category mode, you can select a channel within a category (Jazz, Rock, Classical, etc.). 2.
  • Page 228: Playing A Cd

    Audio System Basic Operation Playing a CD Playing a CD Your audio system supports audio CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs in either MP3 or WMA format. With the CD loaded, press the CD button. Models without rear entertainment system CD Button CD Slot Press to play a CD.
  • Page 229 Audio System Basic Operation Playing a CD Models with rear entertainment system CD Button Press to play a CD CD Slot Insert a CD about halfway into the TITLE Button CD slot. Press to display the text data on a CD (if it (CD Eject) Button was recorded with text data).
  • Page 230 Audio System Basic Operation Playing a CD ■ 1Playing a CD How to Select a File from a Folder with the Interface Dial (MP3/WMA/AAC) NOTICE Do not use CDs with adhesive labels. The label can 1. Press the AUDIO button, move to select cause the CD to jam in the unit.
  • Page 231 Audio System Basic Operation Playing a CD ■ 1How to Select a Play Mode How to Select a Play Mode Play Mode Menu Items You can select repeat, random, and scan modes when playing a track or file. 1. Press the AUDIO button, move to select TRACK REPEAT: Repeats the current track/file.
  • Page 232: Playing Hard Disc Drive (hdd) Audio

    Audio System Basic Operation Playing Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Audio Playing Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Audio The songs on music CDs can be recorded to the built-in HDD. You can then play the songs directly from your vehicle’s audio system. Models without rear entertainment system VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob...
  • Page 233 Audio System Basic Operation Playing Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Audio Models with rear entertainment system HDD Button VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob Press to play tracks stored on the HDD. Press to turn the audio system on and off. Turn to adjust the volume. (CD Eject) Button Press to eject a CD.
  • Page 234 Audio System Basic Operation Playing Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Audio ■ 1Recording a Music CD to HDD Recording a Music CD to HDD You can store up to 9999 tracks. ■ If the CD is played in the audio unit for the first time The songs on music CDs are automatically Album Number Recording Icon...
  • Page 235 Audio System Basic Operation Playing Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Audio ■ 1How to Select a Play Mode for HDD How to Select a Play Mode for HDD Play Mode Menu Items You can select repeat, random, and scan modes when playing HDD. 1.
  • Page 236 Audio System Basic Operation Playing Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Audio ■ 1HDD Setup HDD Setup HDD Setup menu items ■ Recording a CD Manually CD Recording: 1. Press the AUDIO button, move to select 2 Recording a CD Manually P. 200 AUDIO MENU.
  • Page 237 1. Insert the update disc into the disc slot that includes the update. To acquire updated files: 2. Press the AUDIO button, move to select AUDIO MENU. Consult a dealer US: Visit www.honda.com. 3. Rotate to select HDD Setup. Canada: Visit www.honda.ca. 4. Rotate to select Gracenote Info.
  • Page 238 Audio System Basic Operation Playing Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Audio ■ 1Searching for Music Searching for Music Albums, Artists, and Tracks display lists in Search for music recorded to HDD using six different methods. alphabetical order. Ripped Date displays albums in 1.
  • Page 239 Audio System Basic Operation Playing Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Audio ■ 1Adding a Track to a User Playlist Adding a Track to a User Playlist The maximum number of songs in each of the six Add a track from any playlist to one of the six user playlists. user playlists is 999.
  • Page 240 Audio System Basic Operation Playing Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Audio The following items are available, depending on the type of playlist: • Edit Artist Name: Enter a new artist name. Move to select OK when finished. Then, select whether to apply the new artist name to the album (playlist) and all tracks, the current track only, all tracks, or the album (playlist) only.
  • Page 241 Audio System Basic Operation Playing Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Audio ■ 1Displaying Music Information Displaying Music Information The maximum number of original playlists is 999 with Display the music information (album name, artist name, genre) for an album a maximum of 99 songs in each playlist. (original playlist).
  • Page 242: Playing An Ipod

    Audio System Basic Operation Playing an iPod® Playing an iPod® Connect the iPod® using your dock connector to the USB adapter cable, then press the USB/AUX button. 2 USB Adapter Cable P. 173 Models without rear entertainment system VOL/ (Volume/Power) Button Press to turn the audio system on and off.
  • Page 243 Audio System Basic Operation Playing an iPod® Models with rear entertainment system VOL/ (Volume/Power) Button Press to turn the audio system on and off. Turn to adjust the volume. USB/AUX Button Press to select iPod® (if connected). SKIP Bar Press to change songs.
  • Page 244 Audio System Basic Operation Playing an iPod® ■ 1Playing an iPod® How to Select a File from the iPod® Menu Available operating functions vary on models or 1. Press the AUDIO button, move to select versions. Some functions may not be available on the vehicle's audio system.
  • Page 245 Audio System Basic Operation Playing an iPod® ■ 1How to Select a Play Mode How to Select a Play Mode Play Mode Menu Items You can select repeat and shuffle modes when playing a file. Shuffle: Plays all available files in a selected list 1.
  • Page 246 Audio System Basic Operation Playing a USB Flash Drive Playing a USB Flash Drive Your audio system reads and plays sound files on a USB flash drive in either MP3, WMA or AAC format. Connect your USB flash drive to the USB adapter cable, then press the USB/AUX button.
  • Page 247 Audio System Basic Operation Playing a USB Flash Drive Models with rear entertainment system VOL/ (Volume/Power) Knob USB/AUX Button Press to select USB flash drive (if Press to turn the audio system on and off. connected). Turn to adjust the volume. SKIP Bar Press to change files.
  • Page 248 Audio System Basic Operation Playing a USB Flash Drive ■ 1Playing a USB Flash Drive How to Select a File from a Folder with the Selector Knob Use the recommended USB flash drives. 1. Press the AUDIO button, move to select 2 General Information on the Audio System P.
  • Page 249 Audio System Basic Operation Playing a USB Flash Drive ■ 1How to Select a Play Mode How to Select a Play Mode Play Mode Menu Items You can select repeat, random, and scan modes when playing a file. TRACK REPEAT: Repeats the current file. 1.
  • Page 250 This function is available when the phone is paired and linked to the vehicle's audio capabilities are compatible with the system. Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® (HFL) system. For a list of compatible phones: • U.S.: Visit www.handsfreelink.honda.com, or call 2 Phone Setup P. 305 1-888-528-7876. Models without rear entertainment system •...
  • Page 251 Audio System Basic Operation Playing Bluetooth® Audio Models with rear entertainment system VOL/ (Volume/ Power) Knob Press to turn the audio system on and off. USB/AUX Button Turn to adjust the Press to select volume. Bluetooth® Audio. SKIP Bar Press change files.
  • Page 252 Audio System Basic Operation Playing Bluetooth® Audio ■ 1To Play Bluetooth® Audio Files To Play Bluetooth® Audio Files To play the audio files, you may need to operate your 1. Make sure that your phone is paired and phone. If so, follow the phone maker's operating linked to HFL.
  • Page 253: Rear Entertainment System

    Rear Entertainment System Allows the rear passengers to enjoy a different entertainment source, such as DVD, 1Rear Entertainment System CD, CD Library , HDD , and radio, than the front passengers. NOTICE This vehicle’s overhead mounted video display, if so ■...
  • Page 254 Rear Entertainment System Operating the System ■ Overhead Screen Overhead Screen NOTICE Press the OPEN button and pull down the This vehicle’s overhead mounted video display, if so screen to the first or second detent until it equipped, includes mercury-containing components. latches.
  • Page 255 Rear Entertainment System Operating the System ■ System Controls and Menus for DVD (Power) Button 3, 4, and ENT Buttons Press to turn on the system. Use 3, 4, , or to highlight a DVD Button menu item, and press the ENT Button Press to watch a DVD.
  • Page 256 Rear Entertainment System Operating the System ■ Playing a DVD 1Playing a DVD • Insert a DVD into the lower slot of the front audio unit. DVD is available for the rear seat passenger only. The system automatically starts the DVD. •...
  • Page 257 Rear Entertainment System Operating the System Auto Play On: 1. Rotate to select Auto Play On, then press 2. The check mark disappears, and the auto play feature turns off. With this feature off, the DVD does not automatically start playing when the disc is inserted.
  • Page 258 Rear Entertainment System Operating the System Setting up Subtitle: 1. Rotate to select Subtitle, then press 2. Rotate to select a subtitle language that is available on the DVD. Setting up Repeat: 1. Rotate to select Repeat, then press 2. Rotate to select the icon in the center to repeat the current chapter, the icon on the right to repeat the current title, or OFF to turn off repeat.
  • Page 259 Rear Entertainment System Operating the System ■ MENU button on the remote Press the MENU button while the DVD is playing to see the available options. Use the buttons to highlight the option and then press the ENT button. Top Menu: The top page of the DVD’s title menu appears.
  • Page 260 Rear Entertainment System Operating the System Search: You can search for a DVD segment from the following methods. Title Search - Select the title you want to play. Chapter Search - Select the chapter you want to play. NumInput: Enter a two digit number, if issued to the DVD, to find the segment you want to start to play.
  • Page 261 Rear Entertainment System Operating the System ■ SETUP button on the remote 1SETUP button on the remote Press the SETUP button while the DVD is Some DVD formats do not allow for some of the playing to see the available options. Use the setting adjustments.
  • Page 262 Rear Entertainment System Operating the System When the DVD is not playing 1SETUP button on the remote Initial Settings - Initial Settings: Press the SETUP button to configure the initial Language, Dynamic Range, and The prior language varies by disc. You may not be Angle Mark settings before playing a DVD.
  • Page 263 Rear Entertainment System Operating the System ■ System Controls and Menus for Audio (Power) Button 3,4, , and ENT Buttons Press to turn on the system. Use 3, 4, , or to highlight a menu item, and press the ENT Button CD/HDD Button to make a selection.
  • Page 264 Rear Entertainment System Operating the System ■ Playing AM/FM radio in the rear 1System Controls and Menus for Audio Press the AM/FM button. If you press the button on the front panel, you When you press the MENU button while the radio is playing, the audio menu can operate the rear entertainment system from the appears on the overhead screen.
  • Page 265 Rear Entertainment System Operating the System ■ Playing a CD, CD Library , and Hard disc drive 1System Controls and Menus for Audio Press the CD/CDL or CD/HDD button. You can also insert an audio CD compatible with the The available options appear on the overhead screen are Repeat, Random, and system, or recorded in MP3/WMA/AAC formats into Scan.
  • Page 266 Rear Entertainment System Audio Sources for Front and Rear Seats Audio Sources for Front and Rear Seats The table shows the possible audio source combinations of the front audio system 1Audio Sources for Front and Rear Seats and rear entertainment system’s simultaneous use. Yes: These audio sources are simultaneously playable.
  • Page 267 Rear Entertainment System Playable Discs Playable Discs The discs that come with these labels can be 1Playable Discs played in your vehicle’s rear entertainment This product incorporates copyright protection system. technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Also look for the region code of 1 or ALL on Use of this copyright protection technology must be the package or jacket on the disc.
  • Page 268: Audio Error Messages

    Audio Error Messages CD Player If a disc error occurs, you may see the following error messages. Models without navigation system Error Message Cause Solution Current track/file will be skipped. The next supported track/file ● UNSUPPORTED FILE Track/file format not supported plays automatically.
  • Page 269 Audio Error Messages CD Player Models with navigation system Error Message Cause Solution BAD DISC PLEASE CHECK Servo error Press the (eject) button and remove the disc, and check that the ● OWNERS MANUAL error message is cleared. BAD DISC PLEASE CHECK Check that the disc is not damaged or deformed, and insert the ●...
  • Page 270 Audio Error Messages iPod®/USB Flash Drive iPod®/USB Flash Drive If an error occurs while playing an iPod® or USB flash drive, you may see the following error messages. If you cannot clear the error message, contact a dealer. Models without navigation system Error Message Solution Appears when there is a problem with the USB adapter unit.
  • Page 271 Audio Error Messages iPodr iPodr Models with navigation system Error Message Cause Solution Appears when an unsupported UNSUPPORTED Update the iPodr software to the latest version. iPodr is connected. Appears when the iPodr cannot CONNECT RETRY Reconnect the iPodr. be authenticated. Appears when there are no NO SONG Store tracks in the iPodr.
  • Page 272: Usb Flash Drive

    Audio Error Messages USB Flash Drive USB Flash Drive Models with navigation system Error Message Cause Solution The system cannot read the Check the tracks in the USB flash drive. There is a possibility that the FILE ERROR track(s). tracks have been damaged. Appears when an unsupported If it appears when a supported device is connected, reconnect the UNSUPPORTED...
  • Page 273 Audio Error Messages DVD Player Error Messages Models with rear entertainment system DVD Player Error Messages Error Message Cause Solution CHECK DISC FOCUS Error Press the disc eject button, and remove the disc. Check for an error indication. Insert the disc again. If the code does not disappear or Mech Error Mechanical Error the disc cannot removed, consult a dealer.
  • Page 274: General Information On The Audio System

    General Information on the Audio System XM® Radio Service ■ 1Subscribing to XM® Radio Subscribing to XM® Radio Contact Information for XM® Radio: 1. You need your radio ID ready before registering for subscription. US: XM® Radio at www.siriusxm.com or (800) 852- To see the ID on the display: Turn the selector knob until 0 appears.
  • Page 275: Recommended Cds

    General Information on the Audio System Recommended CDs Recommended CDs • Use only high-quality CD-R or CD-RW discs labeled for audio use. 1Recommended CDs • Use only CD-R or CD-RW discs on which the recordings are closed. A Dual-disc cannot play on this audio unit. If recorded •...
  • Page 276 General Information on the Audio System Recommended CDs ■ Protecting CDs 1Protecting CDs Follow these precautions when handling or storing CDs: NOTICE • Store a CD in its case when it is not being played. Do not insert a damaged CD. It may be stuck inside •...
  • Page 277: Usb Flash Drives

    General Information on the Audio System Compatible iPod® and USB Flash Drives Compatible iPod® and USB Flash Drives ■ 1iPod® Model Compatibility iPod® Model Compatibility This system may not work with all software versions of these devices. Model iPod classic ® 80GB/160GB iPod classic ®...
  • Page 278: Homelink® Universal Transceiver

    HomeLink® Universal Transceiver The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver can be programmed to operate up to three 1HomeLink® Universal Transceiver remote controlled devices around your home, such as garage doors, lighting, or HomeLink® is a registered trademark of Johnson home security systems. Controls., Inc.
  • Page 279 HomeLink® Universal Transceiver Training HomeLink ■ Training a Button Training a Button Retraining a Button 1. Position the remote transmitter you wish to link 1 to 3 inches (3 - 8 cm) from the HomeLink If you want to retrain a programmed button for a button you want to program.
  • Page 280: Models Without Navigation System

    To use HFL, you need a Bluetooth-compatible cell your vehicle's audio system, without handling your cell phone. phone. For a list of compatible phones, pairing procedures, and special feature capabilities: • U.S.: Visit www.handsfreelink.honda.com, or call Using HFL 1-888-528-7876. • Canada: Visit www.handsfreelink.ca, or call 1-888- ■...
  • Page 281: Hfl Status Display

    Comes on when your trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any phone is connected to use of such marks by Honda Motors Co., Ltd., is HFL. under license. Other trademarks and trade names are Roam Status those of their respective owners.
  • Page 282: Hfl Menus

    Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus HFL Menus The ignition switch must be in ACCESSORY q or ON w to use HFL. 1HFL Menus PHONE To use HFL, you must first pair your Bluetooth- compatible cell phone to the system while the vehicle PHONE is parked.
  • Page 283 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus Redial the last number dialed in the phone’s history. Redial Phone Setup Connection Add a New Phone Pair a phone to the system. Connect a phone to the system. Connect Disconnect Disconnect a paired phone from the system.
  • Page 284 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus Select a number from the Call Edit Speed Dial Store Speed Dial History, phonebook, or manual entry to store as a speed dial number. Delete Speed Dial Delete a previously stored speed dial number. Store Voice Tag Create a voice tag for a speed dial number.
  • Page 285: Phone Setup

    Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ 1Phone Setup Phone Setup Your Bluetooth-compatible phone must be paired to ■ To pair a cell phone (when there is no phone paired to the system) HFL before you can make and receive hands-free 1. Press the PHONE button or the button.
  • Page 286 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To pair a cell phone (when a phone has already been paired to the system) 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press 3. Rotate to select Connection, then press ...
  • Page 287 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus 6. Make sure your phone is in search or discoverable mode, then press HFL automatically searches for a Bluetooth device.      7. When your phone appears on the list, select it by pressing If your phone doesn’t appear, select Phone Not Found? and search for Bluetooth devices using your phone.
  • Page 288 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To change the Bluetooth PIN setting 1To change the Bluetooth PIN setting 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. The default pairing code is 0000 until you change the Rotate to select Phone Setup, then setting.
  • Page 289 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To delete a paired phone 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press Repeat the procedure to select Connection, then Delete.     3. Rotate to select a phone you want to delete, then press The Bluetooth icon indicates the...
  • Page 290 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ 1To Create a Security Code To Create a Security Code In the phone is already security code protected, you You can protect each of the six cell phones with a security PIN. need to enter the current security code before 1.
  • Page 291 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ Automatic Answering You can choose when the HFL system automatically answers incoming calls. 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press Repeat the procedure to select Auto Answer.
  • Page 292: To Clear The System

    Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To Clear the System Security codes, paired phones, all stored voice tags, all speed dial entries, and all imported phonebook data are erased. 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press Repeat the procedure to select System Clear.
  • Page 293 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ 1Automatic Import of Cellular Phonebook and Call History Automatic Import of Cellular Phonebook and Call History When you select a person from the list in the cellular When your phone is paired, the contents of its phonebook and call history are phonebook, you can see up to three category icons.
  • Page 294 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ Speed Dial Up to 20 speed dial numbers can be stored per phone. To store a speed dial number: 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press Repeat the procedure to select Edit Speed Dial, then Store Speed Dial.
  • Page 295 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To add a voice tag to a stored speed dial number 1Speed Dial 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. Avoid using duplicate voice tags. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then Avoid using “home” as a voice tag. press It is easier for HFL to recognize a longer name.
  • Page 296 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To delete a voice tag 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phone Setup, then press Repeat the procedure to select Edit Speed Dial. 3. Select an existing speed dial entry. 4.
  • Page 297: Making A Call

    Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ 1Making a Call Making a Call Any voice-tagged speed dial entry can be dialed by You can make calls by inputting any phone number, or by using the imported voice from any screen. phonebook, call history, speed dial entries, or redial. Press the button and follow the prompts.
  • Page 298 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To make a call using the imported phonebook When your phone is paired, the contents of its phonebook are automatically imported to HFL. 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Phonebook, then press 3.
  • Page 299 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To make a call using a phone number 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Rotate to select Dial, then press 3. Rotate to select a number, then press 4. Rotate to select , then press Dialing starts automatically.
  • Page 300 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To make a call using the call history 1To make a call using the call history Call history is stored by All Calls, Dialed Calls, Received Calls, and Missed Calls. The call history displays the last 20 dialed, received, or 1.
  • Page 301: Receiving A Call

    Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ 1Receiving a Call Receiving a Call Call Waiting. When there is an incoming call, an audible HFL Mode Press the button to put the current call on hold to notification sounds (if activated) and the answer the incoming call.
  • Page 302 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ 1Options During a Call Options During a Call Dial Tones: Available on some phones. The following options are available during a call. Mute: Mute your voice. Transfer: Transfer a call from HFL to your phone. Dial Tones: Send numbers during a call.
  • Page 303: Models With Navigation System

    To use HFL, you need a Bluetooth-compatible cell your vehicle's audio system, without handling your cell phone. phone. For a list of compatible phones, pairing procedures, and special feature capabilities: • U.S.: Visit www.handsfreelink.honda.com, or call Using HFL 1-888-528-7876. • Canada: Visit www.handsfreelink.ca, or call 1-888- ■...
  • Page 304 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered information. Signal Strength trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motors Co., Ltd., is Roam Status under license. Other trademarks and trade names are Bluetooth Indicator those of their respective owners.
  • Page 305: Hfl Menus

    Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus HFL Menus 1HFL Menus The ignition switch must be in ACCESSORY q or ON w to use HFL. To use HFL, you must first pair your Bluetooth- You can operate HFL by voice when on the PHONE screen. Below is the flow chart compatible cell phone to the system while the vehicle showing available voice commands.
  • Page 306 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus Press the (Pick-Up) button to display the Cellular Phone screen. Press the (Talk) button each time you give a voice command. Display the last 30 incoming, outgoing, or missed calls. “Call History” Display the paired phone’s previously imported phonebook “Phonebook”...
  • Page 307 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ 1Phone Setup Phone Setup Your Bluetooth-compatible phone must be paired to ■ To pair a cell phone (when there is no HFL before you can make and receive hands-free phone paired to the system) calls. 1.
  • Page 308 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To pair a cell phone (when a phone has already been paired to the system) 1To pair a cell phone (when a phone has already been paired to 1. Press the PHONE button or the button.
  • Page 309 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To change the Pass-key setting 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Move to select PHONE SETUP. 3. Rotate to select Connection, then press to select Pass-Key. Press 4. Rotate 5. Rotate to select an item. Press The following items are available: •...
  • Page 310 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus 6. If you select Fixed, move to select DELETE to remove the current pass-key. 7. Enter a new pass-key. Move to select ■ To delete a paired phone 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2.
  • Page 311 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus 5. Rotate to select a phone to delete. Press Trash icon The Bluetoothr icon indicates the currently linked phone. Items to be deleted are indicated with a trash icon. 6. Move to select OK. 7. Rotate to select Yes.
  • Page 312 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ 1To Create Phone Name/PIN To Create Phone Name/PIN You can control the HFL system using voice 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. commands. 2. Move to select PHONE SETUP. 2 HFL Menus P. 303 3.
  • Page 313 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ Automatic Transferring If you get into the vehicle while you are on the phone, the call can be automatically transferred to HFL. 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Move to select PHONE SETUP. 3.
  • Page 314 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To Clear the System All paired phones, phonebook entries, speed dials, and pass-keys are erased. 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Move to select PHONE SETUP. 3. Rotate to select Clear Phone Information, then press If more than one phone is paired to the system, select the phone you want to clear.
  • Page 315 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ 1Speed Dial Speed Dial You can control the HFL system using voice To store a speed dial number: commands. 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2 HFL Menus P. 303 2. Move to select PHONE SETUP. Up to 20 speed dial entries can be stored per user.
  • Page 316 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To add a voice tag to a stored speed dial number 1To add a voice tag to a stored speed dial number 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. Voice tags allow you to call speed dial entries from any screen by saying “Dial by voice tag”...
  • Page 317 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To delete a voice tag 1. Press the PHONE button or the button. 2. Move to select PHONE SETUP. 3. Rotate to select Edit Speed Dial, then press 4. Rotate to select Delete Voice Tag. Press 5.
  • Page 318 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ 1Making a Call Making a Call You can control the HFL system using voice You can make calls by inputting any phone number, or by using the imported commands. phonebook, call history, or speed dial entries. 2 HFL Menus P.
  • Page 319 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To make a call using the imported phonebook 1To make a call using the imported phonebook When your phone is paired, the contents of its phonebook are automatically You must first import a phonebook before using it to imported to HFL.
  • Page 320 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ To make a call using the call history 1To make a call using the call history Call history is stored by All, Dial, Receive, and Missed. The call history only shows the last 30 calls from your 1.
  • Page 321: Options During A Call

    Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® HFL Menus ■ 1Receiving a Call Receiving a Call An incoming call notification appears on the screen, 1. Press the (Pick-up) button to answer a and you hear an audible ring tone. call and display the Calling screen. HANDSFREELINK is also displayed on If your phone has Call Waiting, press the button...
  • Page 322: Compass

    Compass When you turn the ignition switch to ON w , the compass self-calibrates, and the 1Compass compass display appears. Compass calibration can be affected under the following conditions: • Driving near power lines or stations Compass Calibration • Crossing a bridge •...
  • Page 323 Compass Compass Zone Selection Compass Zone Selection 1. Turn the ignition switch to ON 1Compass Zone Selection 2. Press and hold the SETUP button until the The zone selection is done to compensate the variation display shows the compass setting menu between magnetic north and true north.
  • Page 325: Driving

    Driving This chapter discusses driving, refueling, and information on items such as accessories. Before Driving Automatic Transmission ....345 Brake Assist System ......363 Driving Preparation ......324 Shifting..........346 Parking Your Vehicle Maximum Load Limit......327 Cruise Control ......... 348 When Stopped ........
  • Page 326: Before Driving

    Before Driving Driving Preparation Check the following items before you start driving. ■ Exterior Checks 1Exterior Checks • Make sure there are no obstructions on the windows, door mirrors, exterior NOTICE lights, or other parts of the vehicle. When doors are frozen shut, use warm water around Remove any frost, snow, or ice.
  • Page 327 Before Driving Driving Preparation ■ 1Interior Checks Interior Checks The headlight aim is set by the factory, and does not • Store or secure all items on board properly. need to be adjusted. However, if you regularly carry Carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle's heavy items in the cargo area or tow a trailer, have handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe.
  • Page 328 Before Driving Driving Preparation • Be sure items placed on the floor behind the front seats cannot roll under the seats. They can interfere with the driver's ability to operate the pedals, the operation of the seats, or the operation of the sensors under the seats. •...
  • Page 329: Maximum Load Limit

    Before Driving Maximum Load Limit Maximum Load Limit The maximum load for your vehicle is 1,340 lbs (608 kg). 1Maximum Load Limit See Tire and Loading Information label attached to the driver's doorjamb. WARNING Overloading or improper loading Label Example can affect handling and stability and cause a crash in which you can be hurt or killed.
  • Page 330 Before Driving Maximum Load Limit (5) Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in step 4. (6) If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle.
  • Page 331: Towing A Trailer

    Towing a Trailer Towing Preparation ■ 1Towing Load Limits Towing Load Limits WARNING Your vehicle can tow a trailer if you carefully observe the load limits, use the proper equipment, and follow the towing guidelines. Check the load limits before driving. Exceeding any load limit or improperly ■...
  • Page 332 Towing a Trailer Towing Preparation ■ Tongue load The weight of the tongue with a fully loaded trailer on the hitch should be approximately: Boat trailers: 5 - 10% of the total trailer weight Other trailers: 8 - 15% of total trailer weight Tongue Load Tongue Load Number of...
  • Page 333 Towing a Trailer Towing Preparation ■ To estimate the tongue load Excessive tongue load reduces front tire traction and steering control. Too little tongue load can make the trailer unstable and cause it to sway. You can estimate the tongue load by measuring the trailer hitch height from the ground in the following steps: 1.
  • Page 334 Towing a Trailer Towing Preparation ■ How to weigh the trailer loads using the public scale 1How to weigh the trailer loads using the public scale Check each weight in the order indicated as shown. Fully load the vehicle and trailer. An attendant who Refer to the table on the right for each weight’s limit except for the tongue load.
  • Page 335 Towing a Trailer Towing Preparation ■ 1Towing Equipment and Accessories Towing Equipment and Accessories Make sure that all equipment is properly installed and Your vehicle has a class 3 trailer hitch as standard equipment. maintained, and that it meets federal, state, province/ The jumper harness and trailer brake fuse are stored in the glove box.
  • Page 336 Towing a Trailer Towing Preparation ■ Trailer brakes 1Trailer brakes Recommended for any trailer with a total weight of 1,000 lbs (450 kg) or more: The 4-pin gray connector is located under the There are two common types of trailer brakes: surge and electric. Surge brakes are instrument panel near the top of the parking brake common for boat trailers, since the brakes will get wet.
  • Page 337 Brake Lights (White) Brake Lights (Red) Electric Brake Taillights (Green) (Brown/White) Back-up Lights (Yellow) Ground (Black) Ground (Black) +B Charge (Blue) We recommend that you have a dealer install a Honda wiring harness and converter. They are designed for your vehicle. Continued...
  • Page 338 Towing a Trailer Towing Preparation Touring models The 7-pin trailer connector is needed for your trailer lights. When inserting the connector to the socket, check if the connector and the socket are free of dirt, moisture, or other foreign material. Pins’...
  • Page 339 Towing a Trailer Towing Preparation ■ Safety chains Always use safety chains when you tow a trailer. Leave enough slack to allow the trailer to turn corners easily, but do not allow the chains to drag on the ground. ■ Sway control Recommended to use if your trailer tends to sway.
  • Page 340: Driving Safely With A Trailer

    Towing a Trailer Driving Safely with a Trailer Driving Safely with a Trailer ■ 1Driving Safely with a Trailer Things You Need To Know Before Towing a Trailer Parking • Have the trailer properly serviced and keep it in good condition. In addition to the normal precautions, place wheel •...
  • Page 341: Towing Your Vehicle

    Towing a Trailer Towing Your Vehicle ■ Driving in Hilly Terrain • Monitor your temperature gauge. If it nears the red (Hot) mark, turn off the climate control system and reduce speed. Pull to the side of the road safely to cool down the engine if necessary.
  • Page 342: Off-highway Driving Guidelines

    Off-Highway Driving Guidelines General Information Your vehicle has been designed primarily for use on pavement, however, its higher 1Off-Highway Driving Guidelines ground clearance allows you to occasionally travel on unpaved roads. It is not WARNING designed for trail-blazing, or other challenging off-road activities. Improperly operating this vehicle on or off If you decide to drive on unpaved roads, you will find that it requires somewhat pavement can cause a crash or rollover in...
  • Page 343: Avoiding Trouble

    Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Avoiding Trouble Avoiding Trouble • Check Out Your Vehicle before you leave the pavement and make sure that all scheduled maintenance has been completed. Pay special attention to the condition of the tires, and check the tire pressures. •...
  • Page 344: When Driving

    When Driving Starting the Engine 1. Make sure the parking brake is applied. 1Starting the Engine Keep your foot firmly on the brake pedal when starting the engine. The engine is harder to start in cold weather and in thinner air found at altitudes above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).
  • Page 345: Starting To Drive

    When Driving Starting the Engine ■ 1Starting the Engine Starting to Drive The immobilizer system protects your vehicle from 1. Keeping your right foot on the brake pedal, release the parking brake. Check that theft. If an improperly coded key (or other device) is the parking brake indicator has gone off.
  • Page 346: Other Precautions

    • Do not modify your vehicle in any way that you would raise the center of gravity. • Never carry more than 165 lbs (75 kg) of cargo on the roof rack (Honda If the ignition switch is turned to ACCESSORY...
  • Page 347: Automatic Transmission

    When Driving Automatic Transmission Automatic Transmission ■ Creeping The following conditions cause the engine to run at high revolutions, and increase creeping: • Immediately after the engine starts. • When the climate control system is in use. Keep the brake pedal firmly depressed when stopped. ■...
  • Page 348: Shifting

    When Driving Shifting Shifting Change the shift position in accordance with your driving needs. 1Shifting You cannot turn the ignition switch to LOCK ■ Shift lever positions remove the key unless the shift lever is in The vehicle may move forward very slightly even in Park while the engine is cold.
  • Page 349 When Driving Shifting ■ 1Shift Lever Operation Shift Lever Operation NOTICE When you change the shift lever from vice versa, come to a complete stop and keep the brake pedal depressed. Operating the shift lever before the vehicle has come to a complete standstill can damage the transmission.
  • Page 350: Cruise Control

    When Driving Cruise Control Cruise Control Maintains a constant vehicle speed without having to keep your foot on the 1Cruise Control accelerator. Use cruise control on freeways or open roads where you can travel at a WARNING constant speed with little acceleration or deceleration. Improper use of the cruise control can lead When to use to a crash.
  • Page 351 When Driving Cruise Control ■ To Set the Vehicle Speed DECEL/SET Button Press and release On when cruise control begins Take your foot off the pedal and press the DECEL/SET button when you reach the desired speed. The moment you release the DECEL/SET button, the set speed is fixed, and cruise control begins.
  • Page 352 When Driving Cruise Control ■ 1To Adjust the Vehicle Speed To Adjust the Vehicle Speed You can set the vehicle speed using the DECEL/SET Increase or decrease the vehicle speed using the RES/ACCEL or DECEL/SET buttons button on the steering wheel when adjusting the on the steering wheel.
  • Page 353 When Driving Cruise Control ■ To Cancel 1To Cancel Resuming the prior set speed: To cancel cruise control, do any of the After cruise control has been canceled, you can still following: resume the prior set speed by pressing the RES/ •...
  • Page 354: Vsa® (vehicle Stability Assist), Aka Esc (electronic Stability Control), System

    When Driving VSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist), aka ESC (Electronic Stability Control), System VSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist), aka ESC (Electronic Stability Control), System 1VSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist), aka ESC (Electronic Stability Control), System VSA® helps to stabilize the vehicle during cornering if the vehicle turns more or less The VSA®...
  • Page 355 When Driving VSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist), aka ESC (Electronic Stability Control), System ■ 1VSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist), aka ESC (Electronic Stability VSA® On and Off Control), System This button is on the driver side control panel. Without VSA®, your vehicle will have normal braking VSA®...
  • Page 356: Vtm (variable Torque Management)-4r System

    When Driving VTM (Variable Torque Management)-4r System VTM (Variable Torque Management)-4r System Senses a traction loss caused by a road condition change, and automatically 1VTM (Variable Torque Management)-4r System transfers some power to the rear wheels. NOTICE Do not continuously spin the front tires of your ■...
  • Page 357: Tpms (tire Pressure Monitoring System)

    When Driving TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) 1TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) Models with information display Monitors the tire pressure while you are Models with information display driving. If your vehicle's tire pressure becomes Conditions such as low ambient temperature and altitude change directly affect tire pressure and can significantly low, the low tire pressure trigger the low tire pressure indicator to come on.
  • Page 358: Tire Pressure Monitor

    When Driving TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) ■ 1Tire Pressure Monitor Tire Pressure Monitor Models with multi-information display Models with information display The pressure displayed on the multi-information If your vehicle's tire pressure becomes significantly low, the specific tire indicator display can be slightly different from the actual comes on.
  • Page 359: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (tpms) - Required Federal Explanation

    When Driving Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label.
  • Page 360 When Driving Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver's responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale.
  • Page 361 When Driving Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation Models with multi-information display Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale.
  • Page 362: Braking

    Braking Brake System ■ 1Parking Brake Parking Brake NOTICE Use the parking brake to keep the vehicle stationary when parking. Release the parking brake fully before driving. The To apply: rear brakes and axle can be damaged if you drive Depress the parking brake pedal down with with the parking brake applied.
  • Page 363: Foot Brake

    Braking Brake System ■ 1Foot Brake Foot Brake Check the brakes after driving through deep water, Your vehicle is equipped with disc brakes at all four wheels. A vacuum power assist or if there is a buildup of road surface water. If helps reduce the effort needed on the brake pedal.
  • Page 364: Abs (anti-lock Brake System)

    Braking ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ■ 1ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) NOTICE Helps prevent the wheels from locking up, and helps you retain steering control by The ABS may not function correctly if you use an pumping the brakes rapidly, much faster than you. incorrect tire type and size.
  • Page 365: Brake Assist System

    Braking Brake Assist System Brake Assist System Designed to assist the driver by generating greater braking force when you depress the brake pedal hard during emergency braking. ■ Brake assist system operation Press the brake pedal firmly for more powerful braking. When brake assist operates, the pedal may wiggle slightly and an operating noise may be heard.
  • Page 366: Parking Your Vehicle

    Parking Your Vehicle When Stopped 1. Depress the brake pedal firmly with the shift lever in 1Parking Your Vehicle 2. Firmly apply the parking brake. Do not park your vehicle near flammable objects, 3. Move the shift lever from D to such as dry grass, oil, or timber.
  • Page 367: Parking Sensor System

    Parking Your Vehicle Parking Sensor System Parking Sensor System The corner and rear center sensors monitor obstacles around your vehicle, and the 1Parking Sensor System beeper and display let you know the approximate distance between your vehicle and Even when the system is on, always confirm if there is the obstacle.
  • Page 368 Parking Your Vehicle Parking Sensor System ■ When you activate the system 1Parking Sensor System When you turn the ignition switch to ON , the system will be in the previously selected condition. Beep Parking Sensor System Button: Press to activate the system with the ignition switch in ON The indicator in the button comes on and the beeper sounds when the system is on.
  • Page 369 Parking Your Vehicle Parking Sensor System ■ When the distance between your vehicle and obstacles behind becomes shorter Length of the Distance between the Bumper and Obstacle Navigation intermittent Appropriate Indicator screen indicator Corner Sensors Center Sensors beep color Long —...
  • Page 370 Parking Your Vehicle Parking Sensor System ■ The parking sensor system on navigation screen • An appropriate indicator blinks when there are any obstacles around the parking sensors. The color of the indicator changes in accordance with the distance between your vehicle and obstacles.
  • Page 371: Rearview Camera

    Rearview Camera About Your Rearview Camera Models without navigation system 1About Your Rearview Camera The audio/information screen can display your vehicle’s rear view. The rear camera view is restricted. You cannot see The display automatically changes to a rear view when the shift lever is moved to the corner ends of the bumper or what is underneath the bumper.
  • Page 372: Multi-view Rear Camera

    Multi-View Rear Camera About Your Multi-View Rear Camera Models with navigation system For models with the navigation system, see the Navigation System Manual. * Not available on all models...
  • Page 373: Fuel Information

    Top tier detergent gasoline control, we strongly recommend the use of gasoline Because the level of detergency and additives in gasoline vary in the market, Honda that does NOT contain harmful manganese-based fuel additives such as MMT, if such gasoline is endorses the use of “TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline”...
  • Page 374: How To Refuel

    Refueling How to Refuel ■ Gasoline containing ethanol Some gasoline today is blended with oxygenates such as ethanol. Your vehicle is designed to operate on oxygenated gasoline containing up to 15% ethanol by volume. Do not use gasoline containing methanol. If you notice any undesirable operating symptoms, try another service station or switch to another brand of gasoline.
  • Page 375 Refueling How to Refuel 4. Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. If you hear a 1How to Refuel release of air, wait until this stops, then turn The filler nozzle automatically stops to leave space in the knob slowly to open the fuel fill cap. the fuel tank so that fuel does not overflow as a result of changes in air temperature.
  • Page 376: Fuel Economy

    Fuel Economy Improving Fuel Economy Fuel economy depends on several conditions, including driving conditions, your 1Improving Fuel Economy driving habits, the condition of your vehicle, and loading. Depending on these and Direct calculation is the recommended method to other conditions, you may or may not achieve the rated fuel economy of this vehicle. determine actual fuel consumed while driving.
  • Page 377: Accessories And Modifications

    Honda Genuine accessories are recommended to Modifications ensure proper operation on your vehicle. Do not modify your vehicle or use non-Honda components that can affect its handling, stability, and reliability. Overall vehicle performance can be affected. Always make sure all equipment is properly installed and maintained, and that it meets federal, state, province, territory, and local regulations.
  • Page 379: Maintenance

    Maintenance This chapter discusses basic maintenance. Before Performing Maintenance Engine Coolant ........ 397 Tire Service Life........ 419 Inspection and Maintenance .... 378 Transmission Fluid......399 Tire and Wheel Replacement ... 420 Safety When Performing Maintenance..379 Brake Fluid........400 Tire Rotation........421 Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Power Steering Fluid ......
  • Page 380: Before Performing Maintenance

    Before Performing Maintenance Inspection and Maintenance For your safety, perform all listed inspections and maintenance to keep your vehicle 1Inspection and Maintenance in good condition. If you become aware of any abnormality (noise, smell, insufficient U.S. models brake fluid, oil residue on the ground, etc.), have your vehicle inspected by a dealer. Maintenance, replacement, or repair of emissions control devices and systems may be (Note, however, that service at a dealer is not mandatory to keep your warranties in...
  • Page 381: Safety When Performing Maintenance

    Before Performing Maintenance Safety When Performing Maintenance Safety When Performing Maintenance Some of the most important safety precautions are given here. 1Safety When Performing Maintenance However, we cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in WARNING performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether or not you should perform a given task.
  • Page 382: Parts And Fluids Used In Maintenance Service

    Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service The use of Honda genuine parts and fluids is recommended when maintaining and servicing your vehicle. Honda genuine parts are manufactured according to the same high quality standards used in Honda vehicles.
  • Page 383: Maintenance Minder

    Maintenance Minder™ If the engine oil life is less than 15%, you will see the Maintenance Minder messages appear on the information display or the multi-information display every time you turn the ignition switch to ON w . The messages notify you when to change the engine oil, or when to bring your vehicle to a dealer for indicated maintenance services.
  • Page 384 Maintenance Minder™ To Use Maintenance Minder ■ Maintenance Minder Messages on the Information Display To switch the display, press the (Select/Reset) knob. Oil Life Display Explanation Information Maintenance Minder Indicator The engine oil life indicator starts The engine oil is approaching the end of its service life.
  • Page 385 Maintenance Minder™ To Use Maintenance Minder ■ 1Maintenance Service Items Maintenance Service Items • Independent of the Maintenance Minder information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years. Maintenance Minder Message Maintenance • Inspect idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 Minder Indicator Main Item km).
  • Page 386: Resetting The Display

    Maintenance Minder™ To Use Maintenance Minder ■ 1Resetting the Display Resetting the Display NOTICE Reset the engine oil life display if you have performed the maintenance service. Failure to reset the engine oil life after a maintenance 1. Turn the ignition switch to ON Reset Mode Initial Display service results in the system showing incorrect 2.
  • Page 387 Maintenance Minder™ To Use Maintenance Minder Models with multi-information display To Use Maintenance Minder ■ 1Displaying the Engine Oil Life Displaying the Engine Oil Life Based on the engine operating conditions, the 1. Turn the ignition switch to ON remaining engine oil life is calculated and displayed 2.
  • Page 388 Maintenance Minder™ To Use Maintenance Minder ■ Maintenance Minder Messages on the Multi-Information Display Maintenance Message Oil Life Display Explanation Information SERVICE DUE SOON The remaining engine oil life is 15 to The engine oil is approaching the end of its service life, and the maintenance 6 percent.
  • Page 389 Maintenance Minder™ To Use Maintenance Minder ■ 1Maintenance Service Items Maintenance Service Items • Independent of the Maintenance Minder information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years. System Message Maintenance Minder Message • Inspect idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 Indicator km).
  • Page 390 Maintenance Minder™ To Use Maintenance Minder ■ 1Resetting the Display Resetting the Display NOTICE Reset the engine oil life display if you have performed the maintenance service. Failure to reset the engine oil life after a maintenance service results in the system showing incorrect maintenance intervals, which can lead to serious mechanical problems.
  • Page 391: Maintenance Under The Hood

    Maintenance Under the Hood Maintenance Items Under the Hood Engine Oil Fill Cap Engine Oil Dipstick Brake Fluid (Orange Loop) (Black Cap) Washer Fluid (Blue Cap) Battery Power Steering Fluid (Red Cap) Engine Coolant Reservoir Automatic Transmission Fluid Dipstick (Yellow Loop) Radiator Cap...
  • Page 392: Opening The Hood

    Maintenance Under the Hood Opening the Hood Opening the Hood 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, and set 1Opening the Hood the parking brake. NOTICE 2. Pull the hood release handle under the Do not open the hood when the wiper arms are lower left corner of the dashboard.
  • Page 393: Engine Compartment Covers

    Maintenance Under the Hood Engine Compartment Covers Engine Compartment Covers The component parts in the engine compartment are protected by two covers.You 1Engine Compartment Covers may need to remove the covers when you perform certain maintenance work.To When removing the clip, insert a flat-tip screwdriver, remove the covers: then lift and remove the center pin.
  • Page 394: Recommended Engine Oil

    This seal indicates the oil is energy conserving and that it meets the American Petroleum Institute’s latest requirements. Use a Genuine Honda Motor Oil or another commercial engine oil of suitable viscosity for the ambient temperature as shown. Ambient Temperature ■...
  • Page 395: Oil Check

    Maintenance Under the Hood Oil Check Oil Check We recommend that you check the engine oil level every time you refuel. 1Oil Check Park the vehicle on level ground. If the oil level is near or below the lower mark, slowly Wait approximately three minutes after turning the engine off before you check the add oil being careful not to overfill.
  • Page 396: Adding Engine Oil

    Maintenance Under the Hood Adding Engine Oil Adding Engine Oil 1. Unscrew and remove the engine oil fill cap. 1Adding Engine Oil Engine Oil Fill Cap 2. Add oil slowly. If any oil spills, wipe it up immediately. Spilled oil may 3.
  • Page 397: Changing The Engine Oil And Oil Filter

    Maintenance Under the Hood Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter You must change the engine oil and oil filter regularly in order to maintain the 1Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter engine's lubrication.
  • Page 398 Maintenance Under the Hood Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter 4. Remove the oil filter and dispose of the 1Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter remaining oil. You will need a special wrench to replace the oil 5. Check that the filter gasket is not stuck to filter.
  • Page 399: Engine Coolant

    Maintenance Under the Hood Engine Coolant Engine Coolant 1Engine Coolant Specified coolant: Honda Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 NOTICE This coolant is premixed with 50% antifreeze and 50% water. Do not add any If temperatures consistently below -22°F (-30°C) are straight antifreeze or water.
  • Page 400 Maintenance Under the Hood Engine Coolant ■ 1Radiator Radiator WARNING 1. Make sure the engine and radiator are cool. Radiator Cap Removing the radiator cap while the 2. Turn the radiator cap counterclockwise and engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray relieve any pressure in the coolant system.
  • Page 401: Transmission Fluid

    Any damage caused by using a transmission fluid that Perform step 3 after waiting for about 60 is not equivalent to Honda ATF DW-1 is not covered seconds (less than 90 seconds). by Honda's new vehicle warranty.
  • Page 402: Brake Fluid

    Maintenance Under the Hood Brake Fluid Brake Fluid 1Brake Fluid Specified fluid: Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 NOTICE ■ Checking the Brake Fluid Brake fluid marked DOT 5 is not compatible with your vehicle's braking system and can cause extensive The fluid level should be between the MIN damage.
  • Page 403: Refilling Window Washer Fluid

    Maintenance Under the Hood Refilling Window Washer Fluid Refilling Window Washer Fluid Models without washer level sensor 1Refilling Window Washer Fluid Check the amount of window washer fluid. NOTICE If the level is low, fill the washer reservoir. Do not use engine antifreeze or a vinegar/water solution in the windshield washer reservoir.
  • Page 404: Replacing Light Bulbs

    Replacing Light Bulbs Headlight Bulbs When replacing, use the following bulbs. 1Headlight Bulbs High beam headlight: 60W (HB3) NOTICE Halogen bulbs get very hot when lit. Low beam headlight: 55 W (H11) Oil, perspiration, or a scratch on the glass can cause the bulb to overheat and shatter.
  • Page 405 Replacing Light Bulbs Fog Light Bulbs ■ Low Beam Headlights Driver's side Bulb 1. Remove the clips using a flat-tip screwdriver, then remove the upper part of the air intake duct. 2 Engine Compartment Covers P. 391 Driver and passenger side 2.
  • Page 406 Bulb Coupler Side Turn Signal/Emergency Indicator Light Bulbs Door mirrors have the side turn lights. Have an authorized Honda dealer inspect and replace the light bulbs. Insert the clip with the center pin raised, and push until it is flat.
  • Page 407 Replacing Light Bulbs Front Turn Signal/Parking Light and Front Side Marker Light Bulbs Front Turn Signal/Parking Light and Front Side Marker Light Bulbs When replacing, use the following bulbs. Front Turn Signal/Parking Light: 28/8 W (Amber) Front Side Marker Light: 3CP 1.
  • Page 408 Replacing Light Bulbs Brake Light, Taillight, Back-Up Light, Rear Turn Signal Light and Rear Side Marker Light Bulbs Brake Light, Taillight, Back-Up Light, Rear Turn Signal Light and Rear Side Marker Light Bulbs When replacing, use the following bulbs. Brake/Taillight: 21/5 W Back-Up Light: 18 W Rear Turn Signal/Taillight: 21/5 W Rear Side Marker Light: 5 W...
  • Page 409 Replacing Light Bulbs Brake Light, Taillight, Back-Up Light, Rear Turn Signal Light and Rear Side Marker Light Bulbs 3. Turn the socket to the left and remove it. Bulb Remove the old bulb. 4. Insert a new bulb. Socket 5. Reinstall the light assembly by sliding it into the hole on the body.
  • Page 410 Replacing Light Bulbs Rear License Plate Light Bulb Rear License Plate Light Bulb When replacing, use the following bulb. Rear License Plate Light: 5 W 1. Remove the lens by prying on the edge of the lens using a flat-tip screwdriver. Wrap the flat-tip screwdriver with a cloth to prevent scratches.
  • Page 411 Replacing Light Bulbs High-Mount Brake Light Bulb High-Mount Brake Light Bulb When replacing, use the following bulb. High-Mount Brake Light: 5 W 1. Remove the lens segment by prying on the edge using a flat-tip screwdriver. Lens Segment Wrap the flat-tip screwdriver with a cloth to prevent scratches.
  • Page 412: Checking And Maintaining Wiper Blades

    Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades Checking Wiper Blades If the wiper blade rubber has deteriorated, it will leave streaks and the metal wiper arm may scratch the window glass. Changing the Wiper Blade Rubber 1Changing the Wiper Blade Rubber 1. Lift the driver side wiper arm first, then the passenger side.
  • Page 413 Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades Changing the Wiper Blade Rubber 3. Slide the wiper blade out from its holder by pulling the tabbed end out. Blade 4. Remove the retainers from the rubber blade that has been removed, and mount to a Retainer new rubber blade.
  • Page 414 Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades Changing the Rear Wiper Blade Rubber Changing the Rear Wiper Blade Rubber 1. Raise the wiper arm off. 1Changing the Wiper Blade Rubber 2. Pivot the bottom end of the wiper blade up NOTICE until it comes off from the wiper arm. Avoid dropping the wiper blade, it may damage the rear window.
  • Page 415 Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades Changing the Rear Wiper Blade Rubber 5. Slide the new wiper blade onto the holder. Make sure it is engaged correctly, then install the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm.
  • Page 416: Checking Tires

    Checking and Maintaining Tires Checking Tires To safely operate your vehicle, your tires must be of the proper type and size, in 1Checking Tires good condition with adequate tread, and properly inflated. WARNING ■ Inflation guidelines Using tires that are excessively worn or Properly inflated tires provide the best combination of handling, tread life, and comfort.
  • Page 417: Tire And Loading Information Label

    Checking and Maintaining Tires Tire and Loading Information Label Tire and Loading Information Label The label attached to the driver’s doorjamb provides necessary tire and loading 1Tire and Loading Information Label information. The tire and loading information label attached to the driver’s doorjamb contains: The number of people your vehicle can carry.
  • Page 418: Glossary Of Tire Terminology

    Checking and Maintaining Tires Tire Labeling ■ 1Tire Identification Number (TIN) Tire Identification Number (TIN) DOT B97R FW6X 2209 The tire identification number (TIN) is a group of numbers and letters that look like DOT: This indicates that the tire meets all the example in the side column.
  • Page 419: Dot Tire Quality Grading (u.s. Vehicles)

    Checking and Maintaining Tires DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) The tires on your vehicle meet all U.S. Federal Safety Requirements. All tires are also graded for treadwear, traction, and temperature performance according to Department of Transportation (DOT) standards.
  • Page 420 Checking and Maintaining Tires DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) ■ 1Traction Traction Warning: The traction grade The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. assigned to this tire is based on Those grades represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement straight-ahead braking traction tests, as measured under controlled conditions on specified and does not include acceleration,...
  • Page 421: Wear Indicators

    Checking and Maintaining Tires Wear Indicators Wear Indicators The groove where the wear indicator is Example of a Wear located is 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) shallower than Indicator mark elsewhere on the tire. If the tread has worn so that the indicator is exposed, replace the tire. Worn out tires have poor traction on wet roads.
  • Page 422: Tire And Wheel Replacement

    Checking and Maintaining Tires Tire and Wheel Replacement Tire and Wheel Replacement Replace your tires with radials of the same size, load range, speed rating, and 1Tire and Wheel Replacement maximum cold tire pressure rating (as shown on the tire’s sidewall). Using tires of a WARNING different size or construction can cause the ABS, VSA®...
  • Page 423: Tire Rotation

    Checking and Maintaining Tires Tire Rotation Tire Rotation Rotating tires according to the maintenance messages on the information display 1Tire Rotation multi-information display helps to distribute wear more evenly and increase tire life. Tires with directional tread patterns should only be rotated front to back (not from one side to the other).
  • Page 424: Winter Tires

    Checking and Maintaining Tires Winter Tires Winter Tires If driving on snowy or frozen roads, mount all season marked “M+S” tires, snow 1Winter Tires tires, or tire chains; reduce speed; and maintain sufficient distance between vehicles WARNING when driving. Using the wrong chains, or not properly Be particularly careful when operating the steering wheel or brakes to prevent installing chains, can damage the brake skidding.
  • Page 425: Battery

    Battery Checking the Battery Check the battery condition monthly. Look at 1Battery the test indicator window and check the WARNING Test Indicator Window terminals for corrosion. The battery gives off explosive hydrogen gas during normal operation. A spark or flame can cause the battery to explode with enough force to kill or seriously hurt you.
  • Page 426: Remote Transmitter Care

    Remote Transmitter Care Replacing the Button Battery If the indicator does not come on when the button is pressed, replace the battery. 1Replacing the Button Battery Battery type: CR1616 NOTICE An improperly disposed of battery can damage the 1. Unscrew the cover with a small Phillips- environment.
  • Page 427: Remote Control And Wireless Headphone Care

    Remote Control and Wireless Headphone Care Models with rear entertainment system Replacing the Battery 1Replacing the Battery ■ Remote Control NOTICE If it takes several pushes on the remote control buttons to operate the rear An improperly disposed of battery can damage the entertainment system environment.
  • Page 428 Remote Control and Wireless Headphone Care Replacing the Battery ■ Wireless Headphone If there is no sound coming from the wireless headphone, replace the battery. Battery type: AAA 1. To open the cover, insert a coin in the slot and twist it slightly to pry the cover away from the earpiece.
  • Page 429: Climate Control System Maintenance

    Climate Control System Maintenance Dust and Pollen Filter The climate control system is equipped with a dust and pollen filter that collects 1Dust and Pollen Filter pollen, dust, and other debris in the air. The Maintenance Minder messages will let If the airflow from the climate control system you know when to replace the filter.
  • Page 430: Cleaning

    Cleaning Interior Care Use a damp cloth with a mixture of mild detergent and warm water to remove dirt. 1Interior Care Use a clean cloth to remove detergent residue. Do not spill liquids inside the vehicle. Electrical devices and systems may malfunction if ■...
  • Page 431: Floor Mats

    Cleaning Interior Care ■ 1Floor Mats Floor Mats If you use any floor mats that were not originally The floor mats hook over the floor anchors, Front provided with your vehicle, make sure they are which keep the mat from sliding forward. designed for your specific vehicle, fit correctly, and are securely anchored by the floor anchors.
  • Page 432: Exterior Care

    Cleaning Exterior Care Exterior Care Dust off the vehicle body after you drive. Regularly inspect your vehicle for scratches on painted surfaces. A scratch on a painted surface can result in body rust. If you find a scratch, promptly repair it. ■...
  • Page 433 Cleaning Exterior Care ■ 1Applying Wax Applying Wax NOTICE A good coat of automotive body wax helps protect your vehicle’s paint from the Chemical solvents and strong cleaners can damage elements. Wax will wear off over time and expose your vehicle’s paint to the the paint, metal, and plastic on your vehicle.
  • Page 435: Handling The Unexpected

    Handling the Unexpected This chapter explains how to handle unexpected troubles. Tools Indicator, Coming On/Blinking If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes Types of Tools ........434 Comes On or Blinks ....... 453 On ..........450 If a Tire Goes Flat Fuses Changing a Flat Tire ......
  • Page 436: Tools

    Tools Types of Tools 1Types of Tools The tools and jack are under the cargo area on the passenger’s side. Stay Extension Bar Wheel Nut Wrench/ Jack Handle Towing Hook Jack...
  • Page 437: If A Tire Goes Flat

     If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire If a tire goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly, and brake gradually 1Changing a Flat Tire to reduce speed. Then, stop in a safe place. Replace the flat tire with a compact Periodically check the tire pressure of the compact spare tire.
  • Page 438 If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire ■ Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tire 1. Remove the cargo area floor lid. 2. Remove the cover and take the jack, stay, Cover wheel nut wrench, and extension bar out of the tool case.
  • Page 439  If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire 5. Put the extension bar with the wheel nut wrench on the hoist shaft. Wheel Nut Wrench Turn the wrench to the left to lower the spare tire to the ground. Extension Bar 6.
  • Page 440 If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire 9. Place the compact spare tire (wheel side up) under the vehicle body, near the tire that needs to be replaced. 10. Loosen each wheel nut about one turn using the wheel nut wrench.
  • Page 441  If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire ■ 1How to Set Up the Jack How to Set Up the Jack WARNING 1. Place the jack under the jacking point closest to the tire to be changed. The vehicle can easily roll off the jack, seriously injuring anyone underneath.
  • Page 442 If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire 3. Raise the vehicle, using the stay, extension bar, and the jack handle, until the tire is off the ground. Wheel Nut Wrench as Jack Handle Extension Bar Stay...
  • Page 443  If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire ■ 1Replacing the Flat Tire Replacing the Flat Tire Do not over tighten the wheel nuts by applying extra 1. Remove the wheel nuts and flat tire. torque using your foot or a pipe. 2.
  • Page 444 If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire ■ Storing the Flat Tire 1Storing the Flat Tire WARNING If you store a full size tire on the hoist, remove the spacer to loosen the two bolts. 1. Remove the center cap. Loose items can fly around the interior in a 2.
  • Page 445  If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire ■ 1TPMS and the Spare Tire TPMS and the Spare Tire The system cannot monitor the pressure of the spare Models with information display tire. Manually check the spare tire pressure to be sure If you replace a flat tire with the spare tire, the low tire pressure indicator comes on that it is correct.
  • Page 446: Engine Does Not Start

    Engine Does Not Start Checking the Engine If the engine does not start, check the starter. 1Checking the Engine If you must start the vehicle immediately, use an assisting vehicle to jump start it. 2 Jump Starting P. 445 Starter condition Checklist Starter doesn’t turn or turns Check brightness of the interior light.
  • Page 447: Jump Starting

     Jump Starting ■ 1Jump Starting Jump Starting Procedure WARNING Turn off the power to electric devices, such as audio and lights. Turn off the engine, then open the hood. A battery can explode if you do not follow 1. Connect the first jumper cable to your the correct procedure, seriously injuring vehicle's + terminal.
  • Page 448 Jump Starting ■ What to Do After the Engine Starts Once your vehicle's engine has started, remove the jumper cables in the following order. 1. Disconnect the jumper cable from your vehicle's ground. 2. Disconnect the other end of the jumper cable from the booster battery - terminal.
  • Page 449: Shift Lever Does Not Move

     Shift Lever Does Not Move Follow the procedure below if you cannot move the shift lever out of the position. ■ Releasing the Lock 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. Cover 3. Wrap a cloth around the tip of a small flat- tip screwdriver.
  • Page 450: Overheating

    Overheating How to Handle Overheating Overheating symptoms are as follows: 1How to Handle Overheating • The temperature gauge needle is at the mark or the engine suddenly loses WARNING power. • Steam or spray comes out of the engine compartment. Steam and spray from an overheated engine can seriously scald you.
  • Page 451  Overheating How to Handle Overheating ■ Next thing to do 1How to Handle Overheating 1. Check that the cooling fan is operating and WARNING stop the engine once the temperature gauge needle comes down. Removing the radiator cap while the If the cooling fan is not operating, engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray immediately stop the engine.
  • Page 452: Indicator, Coming On/blinking

    Indicator, Coming On/Blinking If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes On ■ Reasons for the indicator to come on 1If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes On Comes on when the engine oil pressure is low. NOTICE ■ What to do as soon as the indicator comes on Running the engine with low oil pressure can cause 1.
  • Page 453: If The Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On Or Blinks

     Indicator, Coming On/Blinking If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks 1If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks ■ Reasons for indicator lamp to come on or blink NOTICE •...
  • Page 454: If The Low Tire Pressure Indicator Comes

    Indicator, Coming On/Blinking If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On ■ Reasons for the indicator to come on 1If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On U.S. • The brake fluid is low. Have your vehicle repaired immediately.
  • Page 455: If The Tpms Indicator Comes On

     Indicator, Coming On/Blinking If the TPMS Indicator Comes On Models with information display If the TPMS Indicator Comes On ■ Reasons for the indicator to come on • Comes on when there is a problem with the TPMS. • If the compact spare is installed, the indicator comes on after driving for a few miles (kilometers).
  • Page 456: Fuse Locations

    Fuses Fuse Locations ■ If any electrical devices are not working, Circuit protected and fuse rating Circuit Protected Amps turn the ignition switch to LOCK 0 and 15 A Circuit Protected Amps check to see if any applicable fuse is blown. Interior Lights 7.5 A Main Fuse...
  • Page 457  Fuses Fuse Locations ■ Circuit protected and fuse rating ■ Engine Compartment Sub Fuse Circuit Protected Amps Power Tailgate Motor (40 A) Located near the battery. Push the tabs to VTM-4 (20 A) open the box. Trailer Main (30 A) VSA FSR 40 A Rear Blower...
  • Page 458 Fuses Fuse Locations ■ Interior Fuse Box Circuit Protected Amps Circuit Protected Amps Meter 7.5 A Passenger’s Side Rear Located under the dashboard. 20 A Power Window 10 A Fuse Box Driver’s Side Rear Power Right Daytime Running 20 A 10 A Window Light...
  • Page 459  Fuses Fuse Locations ■ Cargo Area Fuse Box Located on the left side of cargo area. Remove the cover by prying on the edge of the cover using a flat-tip screwdriver. Wrap the flat-tip screwdriver with a cloth to prevent scratches. Fuse locations are shown on the fuse box cover.
  • Page 460: Inspecting And Changing Fuses

    Fuses Inspecting and Changing Fuses Inspecting and Changing Fuses 1. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK 0 . Turn 1Inspecting and Changing Fuses Blown Fuse headlights and all accessories off. NOTICE 2. Remove the fuse box cover. Replacing a fuse with one that has a higher rating 3.
  • Page 461: Emergency Towing

     Emergency Towing Call a professional towing service if you need to tow your vehicle. 1Emergency Towing NOTICE All models Trying to lift or tow your vehicle by the bumpers will ■ Flat bed equipment cause serious damage. The bumpers are not designed The operator loads your vehicle on the back of a truck.
  • Page 462: If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck

    Emergency Towing If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck For very short distances, such as freeing the vehicle, you can use the detachable 1If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck towing hook that mounts on the anchors in the front and rear bumpers. NOTICE Front To avoid damage to your vehicle, use the towing...
  • Page 463: When You Cannot Open The Tailgate

     When You Cannot Open the Tailgate ■ 1What to Do When Unable to Open the Tailgate What to Do When Unable to Open the Tailgate What to do-Following up If you cannot open the tailgate, use the following procedure. After taking these steps, contact a dealer to have the 1.
  • Page 464 When You Cannot Open the Tailgate Models without power tailgate 2. To open the tailgate, push the tailgate while pushing down the lever with the flat- tip screwdriver.
  • Page 465: Information

    Information This chapter includes your vehicle's specifications, locations of identification numbers, and other information required by regulation. Specifications ........464 Emissions Testing Identification Numbers Testing of Readiness Codes....470 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)..466 Warranty Coverages ......472 Engine Number and Transmission Authorized Manuals......
  • Page 466: Specifications

    Specifications ■ ■ ■ Vehicle Specifications Engine Specifications Light Bulbs Model Honda Pilot Displacement 212 cu-in (3,471 cm Headlights (Low Beam) 55W (H11) No. of Passengers: Spark Plugs DILZKR7A11G Headlights (High Beam) 60 W (HB3) ■ Front Daytime Running Lights...
  • Page 467: Engine Oil

     Specifications  ■ ■ ■ Brake Fluid Engine Oil Tire Specified Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 ·Genuine Honda Motor Oil 0W-20 P235/65R/17 103T Recommended Size ■ ·API Premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil P235/60R/18 102T Automatic Transmission Fluid Change 4.2 US qt (4.0 ℓ)
  • Page 468: Identification Numbers

    Identification Numbers Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Your vehicle has a 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) used to register your vehicle for warranty purposes, and for licensing and insuring your vehicle. See the image below for the VIN locations. Engine Number and Transmission Number See the image below for the locations of your vehicle's engine number and transmission number.
  • Page 469: Devices That Emit Radio Waves

     Devices that Emit Radio Waves  The following products and systems on your vehicle emit radio waves when in operation. Audio System Bluetooth® Audio Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® Immobilizer System Models with Parking Sensor System Parking Sensor System Remote Transmitter Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Models with Rear Entertainment System Rear Entertainment System Remote Control Each of the above complies with the appropriate requirements or the required...
  • Page 470 Devices that Emit Radio Waves This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-Gen/210/310. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
  • Page 471: Reporting Safety Defects

    However, Transport Canada cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Honda Canada Inc. To contact Transport Canada’s Defect Investigations and Recalls Division, you may call 1-800-333-0510. For more information on reporting safety defects or about motor vehicle safety, go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/...
  • Page 472: Emissions Testing

    Emissions Testing Testing of Readiness Codes Your vehicle has “Readiness Codes,” as part of the onboard self diagnostic system. 1Testing of Readiness Codes Some States use these codes as a test to see if your vehicle's emissions components The readiness codes are erased when the battery is are working properly.
  • Page 473  Emissions Testing Testing of Readiness Codes  7. Select a nearby, lightly traveled major highway where you can maintain a speed of 50 to 60 mph (80 to 97 km/h) for at least 20 minutes. Drive on the highway in D .
  • Page 474: Warranty Coverages

    Rust Perforation Limited Warranty – all exterior body panels are covered for rust-through from the inside for the specified time period with no mileage limit. Accessory Limited Warranty – Honda accessories are covered under this warranty. Time and mileage limits depend on the type of accessory and other factors.
  • Page 475 Replacement Muffler Lifetime Limited Warranty – provides coverage for as long as the purchaser of the muffler owns the vehicle. Restrictions and exclusions apply to all these warranties. Please read the Honda warranty information booklet that came with your vehicle for precise information on warranty coverages.
  • Page 476: Authorized Manuals

    Service Express 1Authorized Manuals For electronic copies of service publications, you can purchase a subscription to Service Manual: Service Express. Visit www.techinfo.honda.com for pricing and options. Covers maintenance and recommended procedures for repair to engine and chassis components. It is ■...
  • Page 477: Customer Service Information

    Vehicle Identification Number 2 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) dealership's service manager or general manager. If you are dissatisfied with the P. 466 decision made by the dealership's management, contact Honda Customer Services. • Date of purchase • Odometer reading of your vehicle •...
  • Page 478: Gracenote® End User License Agreement

    Gracenote Data, the Gracenote Software, and the Gracenote Servers, including all information about Gracenote is available at ownership rights. Under no circumstances will Gracenote become liable for any www.honda.com/ (in U.S.) or www.honda.ca (in payment to you for any information that you provide. You agree that Gracenote, Canada).
  • Page 479  Gracenote® End User License Agreement  The Gracenote service uses a unique identifier to track queries for statistical 1Gracenote® End User License Agreement purposes. The purpose of a randomly assigned numeric identifier is to allow the Gracenote Software, copyright© 2000 to present Gracenote service to count queries without knowing anything about who you are.
  • Page 480: Index

    Index Index Airbags............37 USB Adapter Cable ......... 173 Advanced Airbags ........43 USB Flash Drives........275 ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)....362 After a Collision ........41 Audio/Information Display ...... 176 AC Power Outlet........158 Airbag Care..........51 Authorized Manuals ........ 474 Accessories and Modifications ....
  • Page 481 Brake System ..........360 Changing Bulbs......... 402 Coolant (Engine) ........397 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) ....362 Charging System Indicator ....69, 450 Adding to the Radiator......398 Brake Assist System......... 363 Child Safety..........52 Adding to the Reserve Tank..... 397 Fluid ............
  • Page 482 Locking/Unlocking the Doors  Adding to the Reserve Tank..... 397 Front Airbags (SRS) ........40 from the Inside ........103 Overheating ..........448 Front Seats..........137 Locking/Unlocking the Doors  Temperature Gauge ........80 Adjusting ..........137 from the Outside ........101 Engine Oil ..........
  • Page 483 Glass (care) ..........431 High Beam Indicator ........75 Parking Brake and Brake System..68, 452 Glove Box ..........152 Hill Start Assist System ......343 Power Tailgate .......... 77 Seat Belt Reminder ......30, 70 Security System Alarm ....... 76 Shift Lever Position ........
  • Page 484 Lights On Indicator ........75 Remote Transmitter ........ 424 Turn Signals ..........125 Replacing Light Bulbs ......402 Jack (Wheel Nut Wrench)......439 Load Limits..........327 Safety ............. 379 Jump Starting..........445 Locking/Unlocking........99 Service Items........383, 387 Auto Door Locking/Unlocking....105 Tires............
  • Page 485 Driving Guidelines  Tires ............420 for Your Utility Vehicle ......344 Wiper Blade Rubber ........ 410 Odometer ..........81, 86 Rain............344 Reporting Safety Defects ......469 Off-Highway Driving Guidelines..... 340 Pregnant Women ........35 Resetting a Trip Meter ......82, 87 Oil (Engine) ..........
  • Page 486 Security System Alarm Indicator ....76 Storage Compartment ......154 Summer..........422 SEL/RESET Knob ........81, 85 Summer Tires ..........422 Tire Chains..........422 Select Lever ......... 14, 346 Sunglasses Holder........161 Wear Indicators........419 Operation .......... 14, 347 Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)..40 Winter ............
  • Page 487 Warning Indicators........68 Watts ............464 Turn Signals..........125 Wear Indicators (Tire)....... 419 Indicators (Instrument Panel) ..... 75 Wheel Nut Wrench (Jack Handle) ... 439 Window Washers........128 Adding/Refilling Fluid....... 401 Switch ............. 128 Unlocking the Doors........ 101 Windows (Opening and Closing)..... 120 USB Adapter Cable ......

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