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Congratulations! Your selection of a 2009 Honda Pilot was a wise investment.
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One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to
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  • Page 1

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

  • Page 2

    Main Menu Introduction California Proposition 65 Warning WARNING: This product contains or emits chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Event Data Recorders This vehicle is equipped with one or more devices commonly referred to as event data recorders. These devices record front seat belt use, front passenger seat occupancy, airbag deployment data, and the failure This data belongs to the vehicle owner and may not be accessed by anyone else of any airbag system component.

  • Page 3

    Main Menu A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms, is very important. And operating this including: vehicle safely is an important Safety Labels on the vehicle.

  • Page 4: Important Handling Information

    Main Menu Important Handling Information Your Pilot has higher ground clearance than a passenger vehicle designed for use only on pavement. Higher ground clearance has many advantages for off-highway driving. It allows you to travel over bumps, obstacles, and rough terrain.

  • Page 5

    2009 Pilot Online Reference Owner's Manual Contents Owner's Identification Form Introduction ................................A Few Words About Safety ..........................Important Handling Information ........................Your Vehicle at a Glance (main controls) ....................Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) ............ Instruments and Controls (indicators, gauges, multi-information display, dashboard, and steering column) ...

  • Page 6

    Main Menu Overview of Contents Contents Before Driving Technical Information A convenient reference to the What gasoline to use, how to break- ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, sections in this manual. in your new vehicle, and how to load and technical information. luggage and other cargo.

  • Page 7: Glass Hatch Release Button Power Tailgate Switch

    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance HomeLink BUTTONS DRIVER’S FRONT INSTRUMENT PANEL MOONROOF SWITCH MIRROR CONTROL INDICATORS (P.65) (P.166) (P.356) AIRBAG(P.9, 27) AUTO BUTTON GAUGES (P.80) (P.168) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM PASSENGER’S (P.171) FRONT AIRBAG (P.9, 27) PARKING BRAKE RELEASE HANDLE AUDIO SYSTEM (P.167)

  • Page 8: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance HEADLIGHT/TURN SIGNAL/ STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS HAZARD WARNING PASSENGER AIRBAG FRONT FOG LIGHTS (P.309) BUTTON (P.128) BLUETOOTH OFF INDICATOR (P.124) HANDSFREELINK SYSTEM (P.34) VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (P.361) WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ SYSTEM OFF SWITCH (P.436) WASHERS (P.122) PARKING SENSOR SYSTEM...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

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

  • Page 10: Important Safety Precautions

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

  • Page 11: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash. (11) Some features do not require any action on your part. These include a strong steel framework that forms a safety cage around the passenger compartment, front and rear crush...

  • Page 12: Seat Belts

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Help keep you from being thrown Seat Belts Your vehicle is equipped with seat against the inside of the vehicle belts in all seating positions. and against other occupants. Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious Your seat belt system also includes Keep you from being thrown out...

  • Page 13: Airbags

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

  • Page 14

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

  • Page 15: Protecting Adults And Teens, Close And Lock The Doors

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Introduction Except Touring models On Touring models The following pages provide Your vehicle also has a Your vehicle also has a tailgate, glass instructions on how to properly tailgate, glass hatch, and hatch, and door open indicator on protect the driver, adult door open indicator on the...

  • Page 16

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

  • Page 17: Adjust The Front Seats

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Adjust the Front Seats If you sit too close to the steering wheel or dashboard, you can be seriously injured by an inflating front Sitting too close to a front airbag, or by striking the steering airbag can result in serious wheel or dashboard.

  • Page 18: Adjust The Seat-backs, Adjust The Head Restraints

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Adjust the Seat-Backs Adjust the Head Restraints Reclining the seat-back too far can result in serious injury or death in a crash. Adjust the seat-back to an upright position, and sit well back in the seat.

  • Page 19: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

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

  • Page 20

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

  • Page 21: Position

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

  • Page 22: Advice For Pregnant Women

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

  • Page 23: Additional Safety Precautions

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions Two people should never use the Keep your hands and arms away If they do, they If your Never let passengers ride in the same seat belt. from the airbag covers. could be very seriously injured in a hands or arms are close to an cargo area or on top of a folded-...

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

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts The seat belt system If either the driver or a front Seat Belt System Components Your seat belt system includes lap/ includes an indicator on the passenger does not fasten their seat shoulder belts in all seating positions.

  • Page 25: Lap/shoulder Belt

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

  • Page 26: Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

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

  • Page 27: Seat Belt Maintenance

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

  • Page 28: Additional Information About Your Airbags, Airbag System Components

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

  • Page 29

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Your Airbag System (SRS) includes: (16) Two SRS (supplemental restraint system) front airbags. The driver’s (13) airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger’s airbag is stored in the dashboard.

  • Page 30

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Automatic front seat belt Weight sensors that monitor the An indicator on the instrument tensioners (see page weight on the front passenger’s panel that alerts you to a possible seat. If the weight is about 65 lbs problem with your airbags, Sensors that can detect a (29 kg) or less (the weight of an...

  • Page 31: How Your Front Airbags Work

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

  • Page 32

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags The total time for inflation and Dual-Stage Airbags Dual-Threshold Airbags deflation is one-tenth of a second, so Your front airbags are dual-stage Your front airbags are also dual- fast that most occupants are not airbags.

  • Page 33

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

  • Page 34: How Your Side Airbags Work

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

  • Page 35

    To get the best protection from the Although Honda does not encourage indicator will go out. side airbags, front seat occupants children to ride in front, if the...

  • Page 36: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work

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

  • Page 37: How The Srs Indicator Works, Indicator Works

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How the SRS Indicator Works How the Side Airbag Off On Touring models The SRS indicator alerts You will also see a ‘‘CHECK Indicator Works you to a potential problem AIRBAG SYSTEM’’...

  • Page 38: How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Be aware that objects placed on the If the indicator comes on with no How the Passenger Airbag Off front seat can cause the indicator to front seat passenger and no objects Indicator Works come on.

  • Page 39: Airbag Service, Additional Safety Precautions

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

  • Page 40

    If it is necessary to inflating during a side impact. remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Honda Automobile Customer Service at (800) 999-1009. 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 41: All Children Must Be Restrained

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines All Children Must Be Restrained Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because Children who are unrestrained they are either unrestrained or not or improperly restrained can be properly restrained.

  • Page 42: All Children Should Sit In A Back Seat

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

  • Page 43: Protecting Children General Guidelines

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines To remind you of the passenger’s U.S. Models DASHBOARD front airbag hazards, and that SUN VISORS children must be properly restrained in a back seat, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U.S.

  • Page 44: If You Must Drive With Several Children, Attention

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

  • Page 45

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

  • Page 46: Protecting Infants And Small Children, Protecting Infants

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

  • Page 47: Protecting Small Children

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

  • Page 48

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children Even with advanced front airbags Child Seat Placement We strongly recommend placing a that automatically turn the forward-facing child seat in a back passenger’s front airbag off (see Placing a forward-facing child seat, not the front.

  • Page 49: Selecting A Child Seat

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Selecting a Child Seat When buying a child seat, you need Since LATCH-compatible child seats Whatever type of seat you choose, to to choose either a conventional child are easier to install and reduce the provide proper protection, a child seat, or one designed for use with possibility of improper installation,...

  • Page 50: Installing A Child Seat

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

  • Page 51: With Latch

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with Using the Outer LATCH MARKS LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) at each of the second row seats and the passenger’s side third row seat.

  • Page 52

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

  • Page 53

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

  • Page 54

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

  • Page 55: With A Lap/shoulder Belt

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/ Shoulder Belt When not using the LATCH system, all child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/ shoulder belt.

  • Page 56: With A Tether

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

  • Page 57

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

  • Page 58

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Third Row Installation Attach the tether strap hook to the Each third row seat has a tether Route the tether strap over the anchor, making sure the tether anchorage point behind the seat- head restraint, then attach the back.

  • Page 59: Protecting Larger Children, Checking Seat Belt Fit

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

  • Page 60: Using A Booster Seat

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

  • Page 61: Front

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

  • Page 62

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children If you decide that a child can safely Additional Safety Precautions Do not put any accessories on a ride up front, be sure to: Devices intended to Do not let a child wear a seat belt seat belt.

  • Page 63: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

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

  • Page 64: Safety Labels

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

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Safety Labels SUN VISOR DOORJAMBS U.S. models U.S. models Canadian models Canadian models U.S. models 2009 Pilot...

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 67: Table Of Contents

    Main Menu Instruments and Controls This section gives information about Control Locations ......Seat Heaters ........the controls and displays that Instrument Panel ......Power Windows ......contribute to the daily operation of Instrument Panel Indicators ..Moonroof ........your vehicle. All the essential Gauges ..........

  • Page 68: Control Locations

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Control Locations INSTRUMENT PANEL DRIVER’S FRONT MOONROOF SWITCH HomeLink BUTTONS MIRROR CONTROL INDICATORS (P.65) (P.356) AIRBAG (P.9, 27) (P.166) AUTO BUTTON GAUGES (P.80) (P.168) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM AUDIO SYSTEM (P.171) (P.206) PARKING BRAKE HEATING/COOLING RELEASE HANDLE CONTROLS (P.190)

  • Page 69: Instrument Panel

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel LX, EX, and EX-L models TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) INDICATOR (P.73) MAINTENANCE MINDER INDICATOR (P.75) CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.68) LIGHTS ON INDICATOR (P.76) FOG LIGHT LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P.68) INDICATOR (P.76) (P.76) CRUISE MAIN INDICATOR (P.75)

  • Page 70

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Touring models LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P.68) SIDE AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.70) VTM-4 INDICATOR (P.75) LIGHTS ON INDICATOR (P.76) FOG LIGHT CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.68) CRUISE MAIN INDICATOR INDICATOR (P.76) (P.76) MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (P.68) ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM FUEL ECONOMY INDICATOR...

  • Page 71: Instrument Panel Indicators

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

  • Page 72

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

  • Page 73

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators U.S. Canada Parking Brake If it remains on after you have On Touring models and Brake fully released the parking brake You will also see a ‘‘LOW BRAKE while the engine is running, or if it FLUID’’...

  • Page 74

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

  • Page 75

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

  • Page 76

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Low Tire Pressure Low Tire Pressure/ If this happens, pull to the side of the road when it is safe, Indicator TPMS Indicator check which tire has lost Except Touring models On Touring models This indicator normally comes on for This indicator normally comes on for pressure on the multi-...

  • Page 77

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators If this indicator begins to flash, U.S. Canada Tire Pressure Monitoring there is a problem with the tire Starter System System (TPMS) Indicator pressure monitoring system Indicator Except Touring models (TPMS). You will also see a Except Touring models This indicator normally comes on for ‘‘CHECK TPMS SYSTEM’’...

  • Page 78

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

  • Page 79

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Maintenance Minder Message Indicator VTM-4 Indicator Indicator Except Touring models On Touring models 4WD models only This indicator comes on for a few This indicator comes on when there This indicator normally comes on for seconds when you turn the ignition is a system message on the multi- a few seconds when you turn the...

  • Page 80

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Immobilizer System Lights On Indicator High Beam Indicator Indicator This indicator comes on briefly when This indicator reminds you that the This indicator comes on with the you turn the ignition switch to the exterior lights are on.

  • Page 81

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Light Control Indicator Daytime Running Lights Fuel Economy Indicator Indicator While the engine is operating in its Except Touring models Except Touring models This indicator normally comes on for If this indicator comes on when the most economical range, this a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch is turned to the ON...

  • Page 82

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Washer Level Indicator Low Fuel Indicator On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘LOW FUEL’’ message on the multi-information Except Touring models This indicator comes on when the display. washer fluid level is low. Add washer fluid when you see this indicator come on (see page On Touring models...

  • Page 83

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Security System Indicator Door, Glass Hatch, and Tailgate Tire Pressure Monitor Except LX models Open Indicator Except Touring models Except Touring models The appropriate tire indicator will come on along with the low tire pressure indicator if a tire is significantly underinflated or has suddenly lost pressure.

  • Page 84

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges Temperature Gauge Except Touring models This shows the temperature of the FUEL GAUGE SPEEDOMETER engine’s coolant. During normal operation, the pointer should rise to TACHOMETER TEMPERATURE GAUGE about the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, the pointer may rise to the upper zone.

  • Page 85

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges Odometer INFORMATION DISPLAY The odometer shows the total OUTSIDE distance your vehicle has been ODOMETER TEMPERATURE driven. It measures miles in U.S. INDICATOR models and kilometers in Canadian models. It is illegal under U.S. federal law and Canadian provincial RANGE regulations to disconnect, reset, or...

  • Page 86

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges Current Fuel Mileage Average Fuel Mileage Range (Estimated Distance) This display shows the current, or When either of the trip meters (trip This display shows the estimated instant fuel mileage you are getting. A or B) is displayed, your vehicle’s distance you can travel on the fuel average fuel mileage since you last remaining in the tank.

  • Page 87

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

  • Page 88

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

  • Page 89: Multi-information Display

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display With the ignition switch in the ON On Touring models INFO ( / ) The multi-information display in the (II) position, the multi-information BUTTON instrument panel displays various display changes as shown in the next information and messages when the page each time you press the INFO ignition switch is in the ON (II)

  • Page 90

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Main Menu INFO button SEL/RESET button Go to Customize Menu (See page 95) (See page 87) Trip Computer (See page 90) Tire Pressure for each tire (See page 89) Go to HandsFreeLink Menu (See page 90) U.S.

  • Page 91

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

  • Page 92

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

  • Page 93

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display The temperature sensor is in the Engine Oil Life Tire Pressure Monitor front bumper. The temperature reading can be affected by heat ENGINE OIL LIFE reflection from the road surface, engine heat, and the exhaust from surrounding traffic.

  • Page 94

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display To use the system, your cell phone Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Trip Computer and the HFL system must be linked. Not all cell phones are compatible with this system. Refer to page for instructions on how to link your cell phone to the HFL and how to receive or make phone calls, or visit the handsfreelink.com website.

  • Page 95

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display INSTANT FUEL MPG (U.S. RANGE ELAPSED TIME A/B This shows the estimated distance This shows the time passed traveled models)/INSTANT FUEL L/100 km you can travel on the fuel remaining since you last reset it. When you turn (Canadian models) This shows your current fuel in the fuel tank.

  • Page 96

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

  • Page 97

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display U.S. See page See page See page Canada See page See page U.S. See page See page See page Canada See page See page U.S. U.S. See page See page See page Canada Canada See page CONTINUED...

  • Page 98

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display U.S. See page See page See page Canada See page See page See page See page See page See page See page U.S. See page See page See page Canada See page See page 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 99

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

  • Page 100

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Group Setup Menu Item Description Setting Option Page METER SETUP LANGUAGE SELECTION Changes the language used in the display. ENGLISH (P.101) FRENCH SPANISH ADJUST OUTSIDE Changes the outside temperature reading above or 5°F 0°F 5°F TEMP.

  • Page 101

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Group Setup Menu Item Description Setting Option Page LIGHTING SETUP INTERIOR LIGHT Changes how long (in seconds) the interior lights 15 sec 60 sec (P.108) DIMMING TIME stay on after you close the doors and the tailgate. 30 sec HEADLIGHT Changes how long (in seconds) the exterior lights...

  • Page 102

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display DEFAULT ALL If you want to set the default settings, To set the default settings, press the When DEFAULT ALL is set, you will press the INFO ( / ) button to INFO ( / ) button to select SET see the above display for several then press the SEL/RESET button.

  • Page 103

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Customize Settings Each time you press the INFO ( / You can customize some of the ) button, the screen changes as vehicle control settings to your shown on the next page. Press the preference.

  • Page 104

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display METER SETUP (See page 101) POSITION SETUP (See page 106) Select ‘‘EXIT’’ LIGHTING SETUP (See page 108) DOOR/WINDOW SETUP Select (See page 113) Select ‘‘CANCEL’’ ‘‘DEFAULT ALL’’ INFO button SEL/RESET button 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 105

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

  • Page 106

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Language Selection There are three language selections Press the SEL/RESET button to see When your selection is successfully you can make: English, French, and the selections. completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to Spanish.

  • Page 107

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

  • Page 108

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

  • Page 109

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

  • Page 110

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

  • Page 111

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

  • Page 112

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

  • Page 113

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

  • Page 114

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Headlight Auto Off Timer The headlights, parking lights, side marker lights, taillights, and license plate lights go off after the selected time when you remove the key from the ignition switch and close the driver’s door.

  • Page 115

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

  • Page 116

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

  • Page 117

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Door/Window Setup Here are the five custom settings for the door/window setup: AUTO DOOR LOCK AUTO DOOR UNLOCK KEY AND REMOTE UNLOCK MODE KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT SECURITY RELOCK TIMER While ‘‘DOOR/WINDOW SETUP’’ is shown, press the SEL/RESET button to enter the customize mode.

  • Page 118

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

  • Page 119

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

  • Page 120

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Press the SEL/RESET button to see If you choose ‘‘SHIFT TO P’’ or ‘‘IGN When your selection is successfully the selections. OFF’’, you will see the above display. completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to Select the desired setting by Press the INFO ( / ) button to...

  • Page 121

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

  • Page 122

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

  • Page 123

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Security Relock Timer If you unlock the doors and the tailgate with the remote transmitter, but do not open any of the doors or the tailgate within 30 seconds, the doors and the tailgate automatically relock and the security system sets.

  • Page 124

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

  • Page 125: Handsfreelink System Voice Control Buttons

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel HEADLIGHT/TURN SIGNAL/ STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS HAZARD WARNING WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ FRONT FOG LIGHTS BUTTON (P.128) (P.309) BLUETOOTH WASHERS (P.124) HANDSFREELINK SYSTEM (P.122) VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (P.361) SYSTEM OFF SWITCH (P.436) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR...

  • Page 126: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Windshield Wipers and Washers Push the right lever up or down to The wipers run at low speed. select a position. The wipers run at high speed. MIST The wipers run at high speed until you release the lever. Windshield Washer Pull the wiper control lever toward you,...

  • Page 127

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

  • Page 128: Turn Signals And Headlights

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

  • Page 129

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Headlights AUTO The automatic lighting Even with the automatic lighting LIGHT SENSOR feature turns on the headlights and feature turned on, we recommend all other exterior lights, when it that you turn on the lights manually senses low ambient light.

  • Page 130

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Headlights Fog Lights Daytime Running Lights On Touring models With the headlight switch off, the If you see a ‘‘CHECK DRL Except LX models Turn the fog lights on and off by daytime running lights come on SYSTEM’’...

  • Page 131

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

  • Page 132

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

  • Page 133: Instrument Panel Brightness

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

  • Page 134

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Brightness On Touring models The level of brightness is shown on the multi-information display while you adjust it. It goes out 5 seconds after you finish adjusting. When the brightness reaches the maximum level, ‘‘BRIGHTNESS MAXIMUM LEVEL’’...

  • Page 135: Steering Wheel Adjustment

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

  • Page 136: Keys And Locks

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

  • Page 137: Immobilizer System

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

  • Page 138

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Immobilizer System As required by the FCC: This device complies with Industry This device complies with Part 15 of the Canada Standard RSS-210. Always take the ignition key with you FCC rules. Operation is subject to the Operation is subject to the following two whenever you leave the vehicle alone.

  • Page 139: Ignition Switch

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

  • Page 140: Door Locks

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks On Touring models Lock To change the ‘‘KEY AND REMOTE Lock UNLOCK MODE’’ setting, see page Unlock When the vehicle speed reaches about 10 mph (15 km/h) or more, all the doors lock automatically. To change the ‘‘AUTO DOOR Unlock LOCK’’...

  • Page 141

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Auto Door Locking/Unlocking Auto Door Locking To turn off the Auto Door Lock Except Touring models Except Touring models modes: Your vehicle has customizable The auto door locking feature has settings for the doors and tailgate to three possible settings: automatically lock and unlock.

  • Page 142

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Push and hold the front of the Push and hold the front of the To program the Park Lock mode: master door lock switch on the master door lock switch on the Locks all doors and tailgate when the driver’s door until you hear a click driver’s door.

  • Page 143

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Push and hold the brake pedal, Auto Door Unlocking To program the Drive Lock mode: Locks all doors and tailgate when the and move the shift lever out of the Except Touring models Park (P) position.

  • Page 144

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Push and hold the rear of the To turn off the Auto Door Unlock To program the Park Unlock mode: master door lock switch on the modes: Unlocks the driver’s door or all doors driver’s door.

  • Page 145

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Push and hold the rear of the Push and hold the brake pedal, To program the Ignition Switch master door lock switch on the and move the shift lever out of P. Unlock mode: driver’s door.

  • Page 146

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks, Tailgate and Glass Hatch Lockout Prevention Childproof Door Locks Tailgate With any door and the tailgate open and the key in the ignition, both master door lock switches are disabled. They are not disabled if all the doors and the tailgate are closed.

  • Page 147

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

  • Page 148

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tailgate and Glass Hatch Also check that passengers, Auto-Reverse The power tailgate has an auto- especially children, do not have their reverse feature. If it meets hands on the edge of the tailgate or resistance while opening or closing, on the tailgate sill.

  • Page 149

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tailgate and Glass Hatch When the tailgate or the roof is If you try to drive off with the Unlocking the Tailgate covered with snow or ice. tailgate not closed completely, a beeper sounds and a ‘‘DOOR & Do not install any accessories on the TAILGATE OPEN’’...

  • Page 150

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

  • Page 151

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

  • Page 152: Remote Transmitter

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter Press this button once Remote Transmitter UNLOCK to unlock the driver’s door. Push it Except Touring models On Touring models twice to unlock the other doors. Some exterior lights will flash twice UNLOCK LOCK UNLOCK LOCK...

  • Page 153

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

  • Page 154

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter Replacing the Transmitter Battery If it takes several pushes on the button to lock or unlock the doors and the tailgate, replace the battery BATTERY as soon as possible. Battery type: CR1616 SCREW To replace the battery: Inside the transmitter, separate the inner cover from the keypad...

  • Page 155

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

  • Page 156

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter, Seats Here are the settings activated with When you unlock and open the Front Seat Power Adjustments the remote; driver’s door with the remote Except LX models transmitter, the driver’s seat (except See pages for important safety Customized settings the power lumbar feature) and...

  • Page 157

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

  • Page 158

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

  • Page 159

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

  • Page 160

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats When reinstalling a head restraint, Active Head Restraints SECOND CENTER AND THIRD ROW put the legs back in place. Then CUSHION adjust it to the appropriate height while pressing the release button. Make sure the head restraint locks in position when you reinstall it.

  • Page 161

    Install each restraint in its proper normal position, or in the event of a location. severe collision, have the vehicle inspected by a Honda dealer. Only use genuine Honda replacement head restraints. To adjust the second row seats forward and backward, pull up on the bar under the front edge of the seat cushion.

  • Page 162

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

  • Page 163

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

  • Page 164

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

  • Page 165

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats SECOND ROW AND THIRD ROW SMALL LATCH PLATE CENTER SEATS LATCH PLATE TRIANGLE MARKS SMALL LATCH PLATE ANCHOR BUCKLE Pull out the small latch plate and the Pull out the outer shoulder belts Line up the triangle marks on the latch plate from each holding slot in from the holding slots.

  • Page 166: Seat Heaters

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seat Heaters Passenger’s Seat Driver’s HEATERS Second row seat Front seat Seat Push the right side of the switch, HI, On EX-L, Touring models, and Canadian On Canadian Touring models to rapidly heat up the seat. After the The outer second row seat cushions EX models Both front seats are equipped with...

  • Page 167

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

  • Page 168: Power Windows

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Power Windows To close either front window fully, If either front If your vehicle’s battery is AUTO REVERSE pull back the window switch firmly window senses any obstacle while it disconnected or goes dead, or the to the second detent, then release it.

  • Page 169

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Power Windows Opening the Windows and Opening/Closing the Windows Turn the key clockwise again, and Moonroof with the Remote and Moonroof with the Key hold it. All four windows and the moonroof start to open. To stop Transmitter You can open all of the windows and the windows and the moonroof,...

  • Page 170

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Power Windows, Moonroof To close the windows and the To tilt up the moonroof, push on the Moonroof moonroof further, turn and hold center of the moonroof switch. To the key again (within 10 seconds stop the moonroof from tilting up of step 2).

  • Page 171

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

  • Page 172

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Parking Brake, Mirrors Mirrors Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and axles. A beeper will sound if the vehicle is driven with the parking brake on. On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘RELEASE SENSOR PARKING BRAKE’’...

  • Page 173

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Mirrors Adjusting the Power Mirrors Push the appropriate edge of the On EX-L models When you shift to reverse with the adjustment switch to move the ignition switch in the ON (II) mirror right, left, up, or down. SELECTOR SWITCH position, the rear view is shown on the left side of the inside mirror.

  • Page 174

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Mirrors Reverse Tilt Door Mirror Heated Mirrors On Touring models Both outside door mirrors have a HEATED MIRROR BUTTON reverse tilt feature. When in reverse, the selected mirror will tilt down slightly to improve your view as you parallel park.

  • Page 175: See Pages 37

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Driving Position Memory System Storing a Driving Position in On Touring models MEMORY BUTTONS Your vehicle has a memory feature Memory for the driver’s seat and outside Store a driving position only when mirror positions. the vehicle is parked.

  • Page 176: Driving Position Memory System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Driving Position Memory System Doing any of the following after Each memory button stores only one Selecting a Memorized Position pressing the SET button will cancel driving position. Storing a new To select a memorized position, do the storing procedure.

  • Page 177

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

  • Page 178: Interior Lights

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Lights Light Control Switch When the switch is in the OFF position: When the switch is in the door activated The individual door lights will position: DOOR ACTIVATED POSITION operate when a door is opened. The individual map lights come on The individual map lights in the when any door or the tailgate is...

  • Page 179

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Lights After all doors are closed tightly, the Individual Map Lights When the light control switch is in the lights dim slightly, then fade out in position: about 30 seconds. FRONT All the individual map lights come on and stay on as long as the switch On Touring models To change the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT...

  • Page 180

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Lights Cargo Area Light Individual Interior Lights The courtesy lights in all four doors come on when you open any door. The light around the ignition switch only come on when you open the driver’s door.

  • Page 181: Interior Convenience Items

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET SUNGLASSES HOLDER INTEGRATED SUNSHADE CONVERSATION MIRROR VANITY MIRROR COAT HOOKS SUN VISOR GROCERY HOOK ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET BEVERAGE HOLDERS CONSOLE COMPARTMENT ARMREST/BEVERAGE HOLDER STORAGE COMPARTMENTS : If equipped 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 182

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

  • Page 183

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items There is a removable partition in the Beverage Holders Coin Holder main compartment area. The Be careful when you are using the partition can be used to divide the beverage holders. A spilled liquid forward compartment from the that is very hot can scald you or your beverage holder area, or can be...

  • Page 184

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Storage Compartment BEVERAGE HOLDER To open the beverage holder, The center seat-back in the second is squeeze the knob, and slide the equipped with an armrest that To open the compartment, pull the cover forward.

  • Page 185

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Glove Box Integrated Sunshades Sunglasses Holder Open the glove box by pulling up on On Touring models the handle. Close it with a firm push. Lock or unlock the glove box with HOOK the master key.

  • Page 186: Conversation Mirror

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

  • Page 187

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Vanity Mirror Coat Hooks To use the vanity mirror on the back To use a coat hook, slide it out These hooks are not designed for of the sun visor, pull up the cover. slightly, then pull it down.

  • Page 188

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Seat Under Tray Accessory Power Sockets On Touring models Your vehicle has four accessory To use an accessory power socket, Your vehicle has a seat under tray power sockets. These are located on the ignition switch must be in the located under the front passenger the instrument panel, in the console...

  • Page 189

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

  • Page 190

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items The AC power outlet is not NOTE: Cargo Hooks Cargo Net designed for electric appliances which require high initial peak wattage such as cathode-ray tube type televisions, refrigerators, electric pumps, etc. It is also not suitable for devices that process precise data such as medical equipment or measuring instruments.

  • Page 191

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Make sure to use the cargo net The maximum load on the cargo net securely hooked. is 22 lbs on U.S. models, and 10 kg on Canadian models. This is shown Do not use this cargo net if the on a label back of the cargo area third row seats are folded down.

  • Page 192

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items On U.S. models To prevent damage, do not place more than 22 lbs (10 kg) on this cargo net. On Canadian models To prevent damage, do not place more than 10 kg on this cargo net. 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 193

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

  • Page 194

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

  • Page 195

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Fan Control Air Conditioning (A/C) Button Recirculation Button Press the button to increase This button turns the air When the indicator in the button is the fan speed and airflow. Press the conditioning on and off.

  • Page 196

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Air flows from the floor The system automatically Rear Window Defogger vents. When you select , the turns on the A/C and switches to Button This button turns the rear window system automatically switches to Recirculation mode.

  • Page 197

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

  • Page 198

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

  • Page 199

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C To Turn Everything Off Rear Control Panel To turn the system completely off, press the ON/OFF button. Keep the system completely off for short periods only. To keep stale air and mustiness FAN CONTROL BUTTON REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT...

  • Page 200

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

  • Page 201

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

  • Page 202: Climate Control System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control System The system automatically selects Voice Control System Using Automatic Climate Control The automatic climate control the proper mix of conditioned On vehicles with navigation system The climate control system can also system in your vehicle picks the and/or heated air that will, as be operated by voice control.

  • Page 203

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

  • Page 204

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

  • Page 205

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

  • Page 206

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

  • Page 207

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

  • Page 208

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control System When you set each temperature to its lower limit or its upper limit, it will Driver’s Side Passenger’s Side be displayed as ‘‘ ’’ or ‘‘ ’’. Rear Passenger Compartment 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 209

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control System Sunlight and Temperature Sensors SUNLIGHT SENSOR TEMPERATURE/HUMIDITY SENSOR The climate control system has two sensors. A sunlight sensor is in the top of the dashboard, and a temperature sensor is next to the steering column.

  • Page 210: Audio System

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

  • Page 211

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Touring models without rear entertainment system Touring models with rear entertainment system 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 212

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model) FM BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS TITLE BUTTON AM BUTTON A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB FOLDER BAR TUNE/SOUND KNOB SKIP BUTTONS 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 213

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

  • Page 214

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model) Each preset button can If you are If you do not like the stations auto Preset AUTO SELECT store one frequency on AM and two traveling far from home and can no select has stored, you can store frequencies on FM.

  • Page 215

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

  • Page 216

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

  • Page 217

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model) You can use the RDS program RDS Program SCAN The scan function samples all search or scan function even if the stations with strong signals on the PS name display function is off. In selected RDS category.

  • Page 218

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

  • Page 219

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

  • Page 220

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing a Disc (LX model) EJECT BUTTON LOAD INDICATOR CD BUTTON TITLE BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON SCAN BUTTON RPT/RDM (REPEAT/RANDOM) FOLDER BAR TUNE/SOUND KNOB SKIP BUTTONS 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 221

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

  • Page 222

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing a Disc (LX model) The specifications for compatible To Load a Disc Text Data Display Function WMA files are: Insert a disc about halfway into the Each time you press the TITLE Sampling frequency: disc slot.

  • Page 223

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

  • Page 224

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing a Disc (LX model) In MP3 or WMA mode In MP3 or WMA mode RANDOM (Random within a This feature, This feature plays the FOLDER SELECTION FOLDER-REPEAT disc) select a different folder, press either when activated, replays all files on tracks within a disc (the files in MP3 side of the FOLDER bar.

  • Page 225

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

  • Page 226

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

  • Page 227

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

  • Page 228

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

  • Page 229

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (EX and EX-L models) EX models without rear entertainment system EX-L models with rear entertainment system PRESET BUTTONS PRESET BUTTONS FM BUTTON SCAN BUTTON POWER/ VOLUME AM/FM AM BUTTON KNOB POWER/VOLUME BUTTON KNOB SCAN BUTTON...

  • Page 230

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

  • Page 231

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (EX and EX-L models) SCAN The scan function samples Preset Each preset button can On vehicles without rear entertainment all stations with strong signals on the store one frequency on AM and two system selected band.

  • Page 232

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

  • Page 233

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (EX and EX-L models) If the station you are listening to is CLASSIC: Classical music Radio Data System (RDS) Category not an RDS station, the display On the FM band selected, you can JAZZ: Jazz continues to show the frequency select the program category...

  • Page 234

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

  • Page 235

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

  • Page 236

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (EX and EX-L models) Manufactured under license from If equipped Speed-sensitive Volume Dolby Dolby Laboratories. ‘‘Dolby’’, Dolby PL (ProLogic) II Compensation (SVC) PL (ProLogic) II signal processing ‘‘ProLogic’’, and the double-D symbol The SVC mode controls the volume creates multi-channel surround are trademarks of Dolby...

  • Page 237

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

  • Page 238

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (EX-L and U.S. EX models) EX and EX-L models without rear entertainment system EX-L models with rear entertainment system PRESET BUTTONS PRESET BUTTONS SCAN XM RADIO BUTTON XM RADIO BUTTON POWER/ BUTTON VOLUME...

  • Page 239

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (EX-L and U.S. EX models) Your vehicle is capable of receiving Operating the XM Satellite Radio Each time you press and release the XM Satellite Radio anywhere in the To listen to XM satellite radio, turn TITLE button, the display changes in United States, and Canada, except the ignition switch to the...

  • Page 240

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

  • Page 241

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (EX-L and U.S. EX models) Preset You can store up to 12 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the XM Satellite Radio Display preset channels using the six preset first six channels.

  • Page 242

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

  • Page 243

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

  • Page 244

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (EX and EX-L models) EX and EX-L models without rear entertainment system EX-L models with rear entertainment system MP3/WMA INDICATOR MP3/WMA INDICATOR DISC SLOT DISC SLOT SCAN BUTTON EJECT DISC LOAD EJECT BUTTON BUTTON DISC LOAD BUTTON...

  • Page 245

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

  • Page 246

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

  • Page 247

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

  • Page 248

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

  • Page 249

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

  • Page 250

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

  • Page 251

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

  • Page 252

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (EX and EX-L models) If you turn the system off while a To remove a different disc from the disc is playing, either with the changer, first select it with the power/volume knob or by turning appropriate preset button.

  • Page 253

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

  • Page 254

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

  • Page 255: Playing Fm/am Radio

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

  • Page 256

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) The band and frequency that the To Play the FM/AM Radio radio was last tuned to are shown on the display. To change bands, press STEREO ICON BAND the AM or FM button.

  • Page 257

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

  • Page 258

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

  • Page 259

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

  • Page 260

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

  • Page 261

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

  • Page 262

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) Turn the knob to the desired RDS RDS Program SCAN SEEK ICON category. The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the While the RDS category is selected, selected RDS category.

  • Page 263

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

  • Page 264

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

  • Page 265

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

  • Page 266

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

  • Page 267

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

  • Page 268

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (Models with navigation system) Without rear entertainment system With rear entertainment system AUDIO DISPLAY PRESET BUTTONS AUDIO DISPLAY PRESET BUTTONS TITLE BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON TITLE POWER/ BUTTON SCAN VOLUME KNOB BUTTON SCAN POWER/...

  • Page 269

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

  • Page 270

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (Models with navigation system) To switch between the In the category mode, such as Jazz, Turn the TUNE knob to MODE TUNE category mode and channel mode, Rock, Classical, etc., you can change channel selections.

  • Page 271

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

  • Page 272

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

  • Page 273

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (Models with navigation system) XM Satellite Radio Display ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ The signal is Messages currently too weak. Move the ‘‘LOADING’’ XM is loading the vehicle to an area audio or program away from tall information.

  • Page 274

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

  • Page 275

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (Models with navigation system) Depending on where you drive, you them your radio I.D. number and As required by the FCC: may experience reception problems. Changes or modifications not expressly your credit card number.

  • Page 276

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

  • Page 277

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

  • Page 278

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) Repeat this until all six positions Do not try to insert a disc until Loading Discs in the Changer To load multiple discs in one are loaded. If you are not loading ‘‘LOAD’’...

  • Page 279

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

  • Page 280

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

  • Page 281

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) Track Repeat Disc Repeat Random Play To replay the current track To replay the current disc To play the tracks of the current disc continuously, press and release the continuously, press the RPT button in random order, press and release RPT button, or use the interface...

  • Page 282

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

  • Page 283

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

  • Page 284

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

  • Page 285

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

  • Page 286: Disc Changer Error Messages

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

  • Page 287: Protecting Your Discs

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Your Discs General Information Protecting Discs When using CD-R or CD-RW discs, When a disc is not being played, use only high quality discs labeled store it in its case to protect it from for audio use.

  • Page 288

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

  • Page 289

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

  • Page 290

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) With rear entertainment system USB ICON iPod ICON CENTER DISPLAY CD/AUX BUTTON SKIP BAR CATEGORY BAR MAP/GUIDE BUTTON CANCEL BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL AUDIO BUTTON 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 291

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) To Play an iPod The audio system reads and plays iPods that are compatible with your This audio system can operate the sound files to be playable on the iPod. audio system are listed below.

  • Page 292

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

  • Page 293

    AUDIO button, you will see the iPod and USB icons on the screen. The current file number and total of After loading, you will see the Honda the selected playable files are mark on the iPod. That means you displayed in the center display.

  • Page 294

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

  • Page 295

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

  • Page 296

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

  • Page 297

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

  • Page 298

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

  • Page 299

    Main Menu Table Of Contents iPod Error Messages (Models with navigation system) If you see an error message in the Error Message Solution center display while playing an iPod, find the solution in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error FILE ERROR The system cannot read the file(s).

  • Page 300: Playing A Usb Flash Memory Device (models With Navigation System)

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) With rear entertainment system AUDIO CONTROL DISPLAY CENTER DISPLAY USB INDICATOR CD/AUX BUTTON SCAN BUTTON SKIP BAR CATEGORY BAR MAP/GUIDE BUTTON CANCEL BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL AUDIO BUTTON 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 301

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) To Play a USB Flash Memory The recommended USB flash Do not keep the USB flash Device memory devices are 256 Mbyte or memory device in the vehicle. This audio system can operate the higher USB flash memory devices.

  • Page 302

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) The specifications for compatible Partition: In WMA or AAC format, DRM MP3 files are: Top partition only (digital rights management) files Sampling frequency: Maximum layers: 8 cannot be played.

  • Page 303

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) When the USB device is connected Connecting a USB Flash Memory and the USB mode is selected on the Device audio system, the USB indicator is USB ADAPTER CABLE shown in the center display.

  • Page 304

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

  • Page 305

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

  • Page 306

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

  • Page 307

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

  • Page 308

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) To Stop Playing a USB Flash Disconnecting a USB Flash Memory USB Flash Memory Device Error Memory Device Device Messages To play the radio, press the AM, FM, You can disconnect the USB flash If you see an error message in the or XM button.

  • Page 309

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

  • Page 310

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

  • Page 311

    Main Menu Table Of Contents FM/AM Radio Reception As required by the FCC: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Radio signals, especially on the FM Radio reception can be affected by band, are deflected by large objects atmospheric conditions such as...

  • Page 312

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

  • Page 313: Remote Audio Controls

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Audio Controls The MODE button changes the If you are playing a disc, the system Except LX models mode. Pressing the button skips to the beginning of the next MODE BUTTON repeatedly selects FM1, FM2, AM, track each time you press the top XM1, XM2 (if equipped), CD (if a ( ) of the CH button.

  • Page 314

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Audio Controls If you are listening to XM Satellite On vehicles with rear entertainment Radio, use the CH button to change system channels. Each time you press the If you are playing a DVD video, use top ( ) of the button, the system the channel button to change goes to the next preset channel.

  • Page 315: Radio Theft Protection

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

  • Page 316: Setting The Clock

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

  • Page 317

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

  • Page 318

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

  • Page 319: Rear Entertainment System

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

  • Page 320

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Entertainment System On vehicles with navigation system Overhead Screen Unit REAR PWR BUTTON REAR CTRL OFF BUTTON FRONT SOURCE REAR SOURCE BUTTON BUTTON 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 321

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Entertainment System To Select Rear Entertainment If discs are loaded in the disc REAR CONTROL PANEL from the Front Control Panel changer of the upper part, select the To operate the rear entertainment CD/AUX button. If a disc is loaded system from the front panel, press in the lower player, select the DVD the REAR SOURCE button.

  • Page 322

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Entertainment System Insert a DVD into the lower DVD/ On vehicles with navigation system CD slot in the audio unit. Push the DVD in halfway, the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. PLAY Press the button if...

  • Page 323

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Entertainment System Press and hold the Press the eject button to SEEK/SKIP EJECT Using the Rear Control Panel side of the SKIP bar to move remove the DVD from the drive. To turn on the rear entertainment forward;...

  • Page 324

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Entertainment System To Play the Radio from the Rear Control Panel Use the , or button to highlight SEEK, TUNE, AUTO SELECT, SCAN, or REAR CONTROL PANEL one of the preset radio stations on the overhead screen.

  • Page 325

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

  • Page 326

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Entertainment System To Play a DVD from the Rear REAR CONTROL PANEL Control Panel The video screen is for use by rear seat passengers only. The driver and front seat passenger should not try to view the screen while driving.

  • Page 327

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Entertainment System DISP MODE Button MENU SCROLL Button Top Menu When you press the DISP MODE When you press the MENU When you select ‘‘TOP MENU’’, the button while a DVD is playing, the SCROLL button while a DVD is screen changes to the DVD’s title current status of title, chapter,...

  • Page 328

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

  • Page 329

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

  • Page 330

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

  • Page 331

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

  • Page 332

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

  • Page 333

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

  • Page 334

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

  • Page 335

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

  • Page 336

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Entertainment System Menu Language INITIAL SETTINGS Menu INITIAL SETTINGS (Language) When you press the SETUP button When you select ‘‘Language’’ with To select the language used in the on the rear control panel when a button, the menu DISC menus, select ‘‘Menu Language’’...

  • Page 337

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

  • Page 338

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

  • Page 339

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Entertainment System Subtitle Language Dynamic Range INITIAL SETTINGS (Others) ‘‘Dynamic Range’’ reduces the differences between the loud and quiet sound levels throughout the disc. When this is on, the louder sounds are lowered, and quieter sounds are increased.

  • Page 340

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Entertainment System Angle Mark ANGLE MARK When you select the ‘‘Dynamic When you switch to another angle Select ‘‘Angle Mark’’ by pressing the Range’’ by pressing the while playing a DVD, the angle mark button.

  • Page 341

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

  • Page 342

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

  • Page 343

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Entertainment System To change the password, select Select the first digit by pressing the If the system does not recognize the ‘‘Password.’’ You will see the above , or button, password you entered, you will see menu displayed.

  • Page 344

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

  • Page 345

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Entertainment System Replacing the Remote Control An improperly disposed of battery As required by the FCC: Batteries can hurt the environment. This device complies with Part 15 of the Always confirm local regulations for FCC rules.

  • Page 346

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Entertainment System The DVD player can also play discs Reverse engineering or disassembly Playable DVDs recorded in MP3/WMA formats and is prohibited. DTS CDs. Protecting DVDs Those packages or jackets should The tips on how to handle and also bear the designation of ‘‘1’’...

  • Page 347

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

  • Page 348

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

  • Page 349

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

  • Page 350

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

  • Page 351: Security System

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

  • Page 352: Cruise Control

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

  • Page 353

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Cruise Control Cruise control may not hold the set Changing the Set Speed You can decrease the set cruising speed when you are going up and You can increase the set cruising speed in any of these ways: down hills.

  • Page 354

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

  • Page 355

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Compass Compass Calibration Except Touring models Compass Operation Compass operation can be affected by driving near power lines or stations, across bridges, through tunnels, over railroad crossings, past large vehicles, or driving near large objects that can cause a magnetic disturbance.

  • Page 356

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

  • Page 357

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

  • Page 358

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Compass The audio system is not related to the compass system. Even if the Zone Map compass system is in the zone setting mode, the display returns to the normal display which you last selected. 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 359: Homelink Universal Transceiver

    Main Menu Table Of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver General Safety Information Units manufactured between April 1, Except LX models The HomeLink Universal Before programming your 1982 and January 1, 1993 may be Transceiver built into your vehicle HomeLink to operate a garage door equipped with safety stop and can be programmed to operate up to opener, confirm that the opener has...

  • Page 360

    Main Menu Table Of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver If you are training the second or Important Safety Precautions Training HomeLink Refer to the safety information that If you just third buttons, go directly to step 1. Before you begin came with your garage door opener received your vehicle and have not to test that the safety features are trained any of the buttons in...

  • Page 361

    Main Menu Table Of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver Press and hold the remote Press and hold the remote Test the HomeLink button by transmitter button and one of the transmitter button and one of the pushing it for about 1 second. HomeLink buttons at the same HomeLink buttons at the same If the button works,...

  • Page 362

    Main Menu Table Of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver Repeat these steps to train the Make sure you have properly have approximately 30 seconds to other two HomeLink buttons to completed the ‘‘Training complete the following steps. operate any other compatible HomeLink’’...

  • Page 363

    Main Menu Table Of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver Erasing Codes If a standard transmitter was As required by the FCC: To erase the codes stored in all three programmed, the indicator will This device complies with Part 15 of the buttons, press and hold the two stay on for about 25 seconds.

  • Page 364: Bluetooth Handsfreelink

    To use this owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and feature, you need a Bluetooth- any use of such marks by Honda Bluetooth Wireless Technology compatible cellphone with the Hands Bluetooth is a registered trademark Motor Co., Ltd.

  • Page 365

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Your vehicle’s HFL system has the Microphone HFL Buttons cellular phonebook import function. The HFL microphone is on the HFL TALK BUTTON This allows you to import your ceiling, between the front map lights cellular phonebook to the HFL.

  • Page 366

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the button, then You will also see ‘‘HANDS FREE Information Display wait for a beep before giving a When you are dialing or receiving LINK’’ on the center display. command. calls with the audio system in use, you will see the HFL screen on the ‘‘...

  • Page 367

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Multi-Information Display Signal Strength Indicates the Battery Level Status Indicates network signal strength of the the power currently remaining in current phone. Five bars equals your phone’s battery. Five bars SIGNAL BATTERY STRENGTH MODE LEVEL STATUS full strength.

  • Page 368

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Phone Dialing Indicates the How to Use the HFL Using Voice Control number you entered or the The HFL is operated by the HFL Here are some guidelines for using number of the incoming call. Talk and Back buttons on the left voice control: side of the steering wheel.

  • Page 369

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink When voice commands are used, After pressing the Talk button, If the microphone picks up voices the fan speed will be automatically wait for the beep, then give a voice other than yours, the system may adjusted to low.

  • Page 370

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To hear a list of available options To go back one step in a command When you finish a command at any time, press the Talk button, process, say, ‘‘Go back,’’ or press sequence, the HFL goes back to wait for the beep, and say, ‘‘Hands the Back button.

  • Page 371

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Setting Up the System Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button. The voice of the HFL can be set to After the beep, say ‘‘Male’’ or After the beep, say ‘‘Ring tone’’ or male or female (U.S.

  • Page 372

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. cycle. If the passcode is set, its Setting Your Passcode The HFL will accept a numeric, four- After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The response is ‘‘The system is locked. digit passcode that you can use for HFL response is ‘‘Security is on.

  • Page 373

    528-7876. In Canada, call (888) 9- The following procedure works for HONDA-9. Your phone retailer most phones. If you cannot pair Press and release the Talk button. should also be able to confirm that your phone to the HFL with this After the beep, say ‘‘Pair.’’...

  • Page 374

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. When asked by the phone, enter Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The the four-digit code from step 3 into After the beep, say ‘‘Edit.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘HFL is now your phone.

  • Page 375

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. To delete a paired phone, do this: To find out the status of the phone being Press and release the Talk button. If you say ‘‘OK’’ after the beep, the used, do this: After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’...

  • Page 376

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. To change from the currently linked Making a Call You can make calls using any phone After the beep, say the number phone to another paired phone, do this: Press and release the Talk button.

  • Page 377

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To end the call, press the Back To make a call using a name in the HFL Sending Numbers or Names phonebook, do this: button. During a Call With your phone on and the The HFL allows you to send ignition in the ACCESSORY (I) or To redial the last number called by...

  • Page 378

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Receiving a Call Transferring a Call After the beep, say ‘‘Send.’’ The If you receive a call when you are not During a call, you can transfer it dial tones will be sent, and the call on the phone, the HFL interrupts the from the HFL to your phone, or from...

  • Page 379

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Muting a Call Setting up the Phonebook Press and release the Talk button. During a call, you can mute or The HFL phonebook can store up to After the beep, say the name you unmute your voice to the person you 50 names with their associated would like to store.

  • Page 380

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button. To edit the number of a name, do this: Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Enter.’’ The After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’...

  • Page 381

    528-7876. In Canada, call (888) 9- example, Eric, press the Talk HONDA-9. You can see your phone’s Select a desired number from the button, and then say ‘‘Call.’’ The owner’s manual for information.

  • Page 382

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. If you want to continue to store Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you any other numbers, press and After the beep, say the name you would like to store.

  • Page 383

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

  • Page 384

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Search Imported Phonebook: This To import the cellular phonebook NOTE: option allows you to search the You can import the phonebook of HFL does not allow you to pair phone numbers stored in the HFL. your cellular phone in the HFL.

  • Page 385

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Select a phonebook from the To search the imported phonebook displayed list. If the phonebook you select has a PIN icon, you will need the 4-digit PIN number to access the phonebook. The following screen will appear.

  • Page 386

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Select the number (1 6) of the desired person from the list. Work Up to three category icons are displayed in the right side of the list. These category icons indicate how many numbers are stored for the Pager person.

  • Page 387

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Select a phonebook from the To store a number in the Bluetooth To delete the imported phonebook HandsFreeLink displayed list. If the phonebook you select has a PIN icon, you will need the 4-digit PIN number to access the phonebook.

  • Page 388

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink After you enter the correct PIN To add, change, or remove a PIN To add a PIN number number, or if the phonebook you number from any phonebook select is not PIN protected, the following screen appears.

  • Page 389

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To change a PIN number Enter the 4-digit PIN number. You Select the phonebook that you Enter your current PIN number. will be asked to re-enter the PIN to wish to change the PIN number verify.

  • Page 390

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Clearing the System This operation clears the HFL of After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The your passcode, your paired phones, HFL response is ‘‘Preparing to all names in the HFL phonebook, clear all paired phones, all and all imported phonebooks.

  • Page 391

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Changing Language Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘OK’’ to Canadian models only After the beep, say ‘‘Oui’’ or ‘‘Yes.’’ proceed, or say ‘‘Go back’’ or If there are no paired phones To change from English to French, do ‘‘Cancel.’’...

  • Page 392

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink The HFL response is, for example, Press and release the Talk button. To change from French to English, do ‘‘Quel est le nom Français pour After the beep, say ‘‘Yes’’ or ‘‘Oui.’’ this: Paul’s phone ?’’...

  • Page 393

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink The HFL says, for example, ‘‘What As required by the FCC: is the English name for This device complies with Part 15 of the Téléphone de Paul ?’’ Press FCC rules. Operation is subject to the and release the Talk button.

  • Page 394: Parking Sensor System

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

  • Page 395

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

  • Page 396

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Parking Sensor System Rear Center Sensor Operation About 24-40 in About 18-24 in About 14-18 in About 14 in (0.6-1 m) (0.45-0.6 m) (0.35-0.45 m) (0.35 m) or less Distance Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom indicator stays on indicator stays on indicator stays on indicator stays on...

  • Page 397

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Parking Sensor System Within about 24 in (60 cm) Within about 40 in (1 m) If the system develops a problem, The range of the corner sensors and The system may not function you will see a ‘‘CHECK PARKING the rear center sensors are limited.

  • Page 398

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

  • Page 399: Rearview Camera And Monitor

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rearview Camera and Monitor Monitor brightness is adjusted On Touring models On EX-L models When in reverse, the navigation automatically by sensors. If you use buttons are locked out, except the REARVIEW MONITOR the monitor continuously at high interface dial on the dashboard.

  • Page 400

    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 401: Before Driving

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

  • Page 402

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation Some gasoline today is blended with Help assure your vehicle’s future Your vehicle is designed to operate oxygenates such as ethanol or reliability and performance by paying on unleaded gasoline with a pump MTBE.

  • Page 403

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Refueling even If the fuel nozzle keeps clicking off though the tank is not full, there may FUEL FILL CAP be a problem with your vehicle’s fuel FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE HANDLE vapor recovery system.

  • Page 404

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Screw the fuel fill cap back on Tighten Fuel Cap Message normal driving once you tighten or until it clicks at least once. On Touring models replace the fuel fill cap. To scroll to another message, press the INFO button.

  • Page 405

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

  • Page 406

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Oil Check Engine Coolant Check DIPSTICK RESERVE TANK UPPER MARK LOWER MARK Wait a few minutes after turning the Remove the dipstick again, and Look at the coolant level in the engine off before you check the oil. check the level.

  • Page 407: Fuel Economy

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

  • Page 408

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

  • Page 409

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuel Economy Minimize the use of the air Checking Your Fuel Economy conditioning system The A/C puts an extra load on the engine which makes it use more fuel. Use the fresh-air ventilation when possible. Gallons of Miles per Miles driven...

  • Page 410: Accessories And Modifications

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

  • Page 411

    Some examples are: safety features can make the Lowering your vehicle with a systems ineffective. non-Honda suspension kit that significantly reduces ground If you plan to modify your vehicle, clearance can allow the consult your dealer.

  • Page 412: Carrying Cargo

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas: CONSOLE COMPARTMENT Glove box GLOVE BOX DOOR POCKETS Door and seat-back pockets Rear cargo area, including the second and third row seats when folded flat Console compartment Storage compartment Roof-rack (if equipped) However, carrying too much cargo,...

  • Page 413

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo Load Limits The resulting figure equals the The maximum load for your vehicle available amount of cargo and is 1,322 lbs (600 kg). luggage load capacity. For Overloading or improper example, if the ‘‘XXX’’ amount loading can affect handling and See Tire And Loading Information equals 1,400 lbs.

  • Page 414

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo In addition, the total weight of the vehicle, all occupants, accessories, cargo, and trailer tongue load must Example 1 not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Max Load (1,322 lbs) Passenger Weight Cargo Weight Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).

  • Page 415

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

  • Page 416

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

  • Page 417

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

  • Page 418

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

  • Page 419

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Preparing to Drive, Starting the Engine Check the adjustment of the Starting the Engine starter motor runs for about 6 to 9 inside and outside mirrors (see Your vehicle’s starter system has an seconds until the engine starts. page auto control mode.

  • Page 420: Starting The Engine

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Starting the Engine If the engine does not start within If this message is on, the ignition Check Starter System Message 15 seconds, or starts but stalls switch has to be held in the On Touring models right away, repeat step 4 with the START (III) position manually accelerator pedal pressed halfway...

  • Page 421: Automatic Transmission

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

  • Page 422

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission If you have done all of the above and Use neutral if you To shift from: Do this: Neutral (N) still cannot move the lever out of need to restart a stalled engine, or if Press the brake pedal and Park, see Shift Lock Release...

  • Page 423

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

  • Page 424

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission To shift from second to First (1) Engine Speed Limiter Shift Lock Release first, press the release button on the If you exceed the maximum speed This allows you to move the shift side of the shift lever.

  • Page 425

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission Remove the key from the shift RELEASE BUTTON lock release slot, then install the cover. Make sure the notch on the cover is on the underside. Return the key to the ignition switch, press the brake pedal, and restart the engine.

  • Page 426

    Main Menu Table Of Contents VTM-4 System 4WD models only To Engage the VTM-4 Lock To Disengage the VTM-4 Lock, The variable torque management The vehicle must be stopped with any of the following: 4WD (VTM-4) system automatically the engine running. Press the VTM-4 LOCK button.

  • Page 427

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

  • Page 428

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Except Touring models Your vehicle is equipped with a tire Driving on a significantly under Low Tire Pressure pressure monitoring system (TPMS) inflated tire causes the tire to Indicator that turns on every time you start the When the low tire pressure indicator overheat and can lead to tire failure.

  • Page 429

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Except Touring models For example, if you check and fill Each tire, including the spare, should Tire Pressure Monitoring your tires in a warm area, then drive be checked monthly when cold, and System (TPMS) Indicator in extremely cold weather, the tire set to the recommended inflation...

  • Page 430

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

  • Page 431

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Touring models Your vehicle is equipped with a tire Low Tire Pressure/ If you think you can safely drive a pressure monitoring system (TPMS) TPMS Indicator short distance to a service station, that turns on every time you start the When the low tire pressure/TPMS proceed slowly to the station, then...

  • Page 432

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Touring models For example, if you check and fill Although your tire pressure is Tire Pressure Monitor your tires in a warm area, then drive monitored, you must manually check in extremely cold weather, the tire the tire pressures monthly.

  • Page 433

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

  • Page 434

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Touring models TPMS System Failure If any of the tires has low pressure, If there is a problem with the TPMS, If there is a problem with the TPMS, the tire pressure monitor also shows the tire pressure monitor shows a you will see the above message on the above message to warn you...

  • Page 435

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Touring models If the low tire pressure/TPMS After the flat tire is replaced with the your tires serviced by your dealer or indicator comes on, or the multi- spare tire, the low tire pressure/ a qualified technician.

  • Page 436

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Touring models, Braking System Constant application of the brakes As required by the FCC: Braking System Your vehicle is equipped with disc when going down a long hill builds This device complies with Part 15 of the brakes at all four wheels.

  • Page 437

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Braking System, Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) Braking System Design Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) You will feel a pulsation in the brake The hydraulic system that operates The anti-lock brake system (ABS) pedal when the ABS activates, and the brakes has two separate circuits.

  • Page 438: Anti-lock Brakes (abs)

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) If the ABS indicator and the brake ABS Indicator Important Safety Reminders system indicator come on together, ABS does not reduce the time or If this indicator comes on, the anti- and the parking brake is fully distance it takes to stop the lock function of the braking system released, the EBD system may also...

  • Page 439

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

  • Page 440

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA ), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System VSA is turned on every time you Except Touring models VSA Off Switch If the low tire pressure indicator or start the engine, even if you turned it TPMS indicator comes on, see off the last time you drove the page...

  • Page 441

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

  • Page 442: Towing A Trailer

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Towing a Trailer Your vehicle has been designed Load Limit primarily to carry passengers and their cargo. You can also use it to Exceeding any load limit or tow a trailer if you carefully observe improperly loading your vehicle the load limits, use the proper and trailer can cause a crash in...

  • Page 443

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

  • Page 444

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Towing a Trailer Gross Combined Weight Rating Estimating Loads To Estimate the Total Trailer Weight The best way to confirm that all Add the weight of your trailer (as (GCWR): The maximum allowable weight of loads are within limits is to check quoted by the manufacturer) with the fully loaded vehicle and trailer...

  • Page 445

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

  • Page 446

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

  • Page 447

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

  • Page 448

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

  • Page 449

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

  • Page 450

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

  • Page 451

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Towing a Trailer Trailer Lights Spare Tires When towing a trailer, we recommend that you carry a full-size LEFT TURN SIGNAL RIGHT TURN SIGNAL AND BRAKE LIGHTS AND BRAKE LIGHTS spare wheel and tire for your vehicle (RED) (WHITE) and trailer.

  • Page 452

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

  • Page 453

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

  • Page 454

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

  • Page 455

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

  • Page 456

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

  • Page 457

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

  • Page 458

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

  • Page 459

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Crossing a Stream The banks and surface under the If You Get Stuck Before driving through water, stop, water provide good traction. The If you get stuck, engage the VTM-4 get out if necessary, and make sure water may hide hazards such as Lock (see page ).

  • Page 460

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

  • Page 461: Table Of Contents

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

  • Page 462: Maintenance Safety

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

  • Page 463: Maintenance Minder

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder Your vehicle displays engine oil life The remaining engine oil life is Engine Oil Life Display and maintenance service items on shown on the display according to Except Touring models the information display or multi- this table: information display (depending on models) to show you when you...

  • Page 464

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder MAINTENANCE MINDER INDICATOR ‘‘SERVICE’’ MESSAGE MAINTENANCE ITEM CODE(S) ENGINE OIL LIFE INDICATOR U.S. model is shown. U.S. model is shown. U.S. model is shown. If the remaining engine oil life is 15 The 15 and 10 percent oil life When the remaining engine oil life is to 6 percent, you will see the engine indicator reminds you that the time...

  • Page 465

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder The maintenance item code or codes indicate the main and sub items required at the time of the oil change (see page You can switch the information display from the engine oil life display to the odometer or the trip meter.

  • Page 466

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder To change the information display Maintenance Main Items and Sub Resetting the Engine Oil Life from the engine oil life display to the Items Display odometer or the trip meter, press Except Touring models Except Touring models and release the select/reset knob.

  • Page 467

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder On Touring models SEL/RESET BUTTON ENGINE OIL INFO ( / ) U.S. model is shown. LIFE DISPLAY BUTTON U.S. model is shown. Press the select/reset knob for Press the select/reset knob for about 10 seconds. The engine oil another 5 seconds.

  • Page 468

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder SYSTEM MESSAGE INDICATOR MAINTENANCE ITEM CODE(S) U.S. model is shown. When the remaining engine oil life is The system message indicator on To cancel the system message, press 15 percent or less, the display shows the instrument panel will also come and release the INFO ( / ) button on the steering wheel.

  • Page 469

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

  • Page 470

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder You will also see the system message every time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position until your vehicle have the indicated maintenance performed by your dealer. U.S. model is shown. U.S.

  • Page 471

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder The system message indicator on The system message will appear the instrument panel will also come again by pressing the INFO ( / ) on, and a beeper will sound. button after cancel it. When you see this message, have You will also see the system the indicated maintenance done by...

  • Page 472

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder The system message will appear again by pressing the INFO ( / ) button after canceling it. You will also see the system message every time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) U.S.

  • Page 473

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder Maintenance Main Items and Sub Resetting the Engine Oil Life Items Display On Touring models On Touring models Your dealer will reset the display U.S. model is shown. after completing the required maintenance service. You will see ‘‘OIL LIFE 100%’’...

  • Page 474

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder Your authorized dealer knows your Important Maintenance vehicle best and can provide Precautions If you have the required service competent, efficient service. done but do not reset the display, or However, service at a dealer is not reset the display without doing the mandatory to keep your warranties service, the system will not show the...

  • Page 475

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder We recommend the use of Honda U.S. Vehicles: Owner’s Maintenance Checks parts and fluids whenever you have Maintenance, replacement, or You should check the following maintenance done. These are items at the specified intervals. If...

  • Page 476

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder Brakes Check the fluid level monthly. See page Tires Check the tire pressure monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects. See page Lights Check the operation of the headlights, parking lights, taillights, high-mount brake light, and license plate lights monthly.

  • Page 477

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

  • Page 478: Fluid Locations

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fluid Locations POWER STEERING FLUID (Red cap) BRAKE FLUID (Red cap) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) ENGINE COOLANT RESERVOIR ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK AUTOMATIC (Orange loop) TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop) RADIATOR CAP ENGINE OIL FILL CAP 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 479: Engine Compartment Covers

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

  • Page 480: Adding Engine Oil

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

  • Page 481

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Adding Engine Oil, Changing the Engine Oil and Filter Synthetic Oil Changing the Engine Oil and You may use a synthetic motor oil if Filter it meets the same requirements Always change the oil and filter given for a conventional motor oil: it according to the maintenance displays the API Certification Seal,...

  • Page 482

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing the Engine Oil and Filter Install a new oil filter according to Reinstall the engine oil fill cap. OIL FILTER the instructions that come with it. Start the engine. The oil pressure indicator should go out within 5 Make sure to clean off any dirt seconds.

  • Page 483: Engine Coolant

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Engine Coolant Adding Engine Coolant Always use Honda Long-life Anti- If the reserve tank is completely freeze/Coolant Type 2. This coolant empty, you should also check the is pre-mixed with 50 percent coolant level in the radiator.

  • Page 484

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

  • Page 485: Windshield Washers

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Windshield Washers Check the fluid level in the When you refill the reservoir, clean windshield washer reservoir at least the edges of the windshield wiper monthly during normal use. blades with windshield washer fluid Do not use engine antif reeze or a on a clean cloth.

  • Page 486: Automatic Transmission Fluid

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

  • Page 487

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

  • Page 488

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

  • Page 489: Brake Fluid

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

  • Page 490

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

  • Page 491

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

  • Page 492

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

  • Page 493

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

  • Page 494

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Replacing Rear Bulbs CONNECTOR (in Rear Pillar) BOLT Remove the front fog light BOLT assembly from the bumper. Open the tailgate. Remove the two bolts, and remove Remove the electrical connector the rear light assembly from the from the bulb by pushing on the rear pillar.

  • Page 495

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Push the new bulb straight into Side Turn Signal Lights the socket until it bottoms. On Touring models Each outside mirror has side turn Turn on the lights to make sure signal lights. The lights should be BULB the new bulb is working.

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

  • Page 497

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Replacing a Rear License Plate Bulb LENS SCREWDRIVER BULB CLOTH LENS Using a cloth to prevent scratches, Turn on the parking lights and insert a small flat-tip screwdriver check that the new bulb is between the left edge of the lens working.

  • Page 498

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

  • Page 499: Floor Mats

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

  • Page 500: Wiper Blades

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

  • Page 501

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Wiper Blades Slide the new wiper blade into the BLADE BLADE holder until the tabs lock. Slide the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm. Make sure it locks in place. Lower the wiper arm against the window.

  • Page 502

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

  • Page 503

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Wiper Blades Slide the new blade into the wiper arm. Make sure it is engaged in the slot along its full length. Lower the wiper arm down against the windshield or the hatch glass. 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 504

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires To safely operate your vehicle, your immediately with a tire gauge. Inflation Guidelines tires must be the proper type and Keeping the tires properly inflated size, in good condition with adequate provides the best combination of Use a gauge to measure the air tread, and correctly inflated.

  • Page 505

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

  • Page 506

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

  • Page 507

    On vehicles with aluminum wheels, positions shown in the diagram each improper wheel weights can damage time they are rotated. If you your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use purchase directional tires, rotate only Honda wheel weights f or only front-to-back. balancing. CONTINUED 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 508

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires The ABS works by comparing the It is best to replace all four tires at Also be sure you use only TPMS speed of the wheels. When replacing the same time. If that is not possible specific wheels.

  • Page 509

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires Installing improper tires on your vehicle can affect handling and stability. This can cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed. Always use the size and type of tires recommended in this owner’s manual.

  • Page 510

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

  • Page 511

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

  • Page 512: Checking The Battery

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

  • Page 513

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Checking the Battery Except Touring models On Touring models If your vehicle’s battery is The navigation system will also disconnected, or goes dead, the time disable itself. The next time you turn setting will be reset to 1:00. To set on the ignition switch, the system the time again, follow the setting will require you to enter a PIN...

  • Page 514: Vehicle Storage

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vehicle Storage If you need to park your vehicle for Block the rear wheels. Cover the vehicle with a an extended period (more than 1 ‘‘breathable’’ cover, one made month), there are several things you If the vehicle is to be stored for a from a porous material such as should do to prepare it for storage.

  • Page 515: Table Of Contents

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

  • Page 516: Compact Spare Tire

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

  • Page 517: Changing A Flat Tire

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

  • Page 518

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire PLASTIC COVER COVER WHEEL NUT WRENCH KNOB The tools and jack are under the The spare tire is stored cargo area behind a cover on the underneath the rear cargo area. passenger’s side.

  • Page 519

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

  • Page 520

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

  • Page 521

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

  • Page 522

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Remove the center cap from the Insert the hoist bracket into the flat tire, and place the flat tire center hole of the flat tire. under the hoist, with the valve stem facing up.

  • Page 523

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

  • Page 524: If The Engine Won't Start

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

  • Page 525: If The Engine Won't Start, Jump Starting

    Main Menu Table Of Contents If the Engine Won’t Start, Jump Starting Are you using the proper starting Jump Starting To Jump Start Your Vehicle: procedure? Refer to Starting the Although this seems like a simple Open the hood, and check the on page procedure, you should take several physical condition of the battery.

  • Page 526: Jump Starting

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Jump Starting If the booster battery is in another vehicle, have an assistant start that vehicle and run it at a fast idle. Start your vehicle. If the starter motor still operates slowly, check that the jumper cables have good metal-to-metal contact.

  • Page 527: If The Engine Overheats

    Main Menu Table Of Contents If the Engine Overheats The pointer of your vehicle’s Safely pull to the side of the road. temperature gauge should stay in Put the transmission in Park, and the midrange under most conditions. set the parking brake. Turn off all Steam and spray from an If it climbs to the red mark, you accessories, and turn on the...

  • Page 528

    Main Menu Table Of Contents If the Engine Overheats If the temperature gauge stays at Start the engine, and set the the red mark, turn off the engine. temperature to maximum heat (climate control to AUTO at Removing the radiator cap Look for any obvious coolant leaks, ‘‘...

  • Page 529

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

  • Page 530: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

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

  • Page 531: Brake System Indicator

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

  • Page 532

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

  • Page 533

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuses Checking and Replacing Fuses FUSE BLOWN If something electrical in your BLOWN vehicle stops working, the first thing you should check for is a blown fuse. Determine from the chart on pages 532 533 , and , or the diagram on the fuse box lid, which fuse or...

  • Page 534

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

  • Page 535

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

  • Page 536: Fuse Locations

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

  • Page 537: Horn

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuse Locations SECONDARY UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX REAR FUSE BOX No. Amps. Circuits Protected 30 A Rear Blower 30 A VSA Motor Hazard 15 A 20 A Power Tail Gate Closer Driver’s Power Seat 20 A Reclining 20 A Driver’s Power Seat Slide...

  • Page 538

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuse Locations INTERIOR FUSE BOX No. Amps. Circuits Protected No. Amps. Circuits Protected Not Used 7.5 A VBSOL2 Auto Light 7.5 A 10 A STRLD Auto Light Not Used 7.5 A 7.5 A Not Used 7.5 A Meter 20 A...

  • Page 539: Emergency Towing

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

  • Page 540: If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck

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

  • Page 541

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

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 543: Technical Information

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

  • Page 544: Identification Numbers

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

  • Page 545

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Identification Numbers The engine number is stamped into ENGINE NUMBER the engine block. It is on the front. The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NUMBER 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 546: Specifications

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Specifications Dimensions Capacities Length 190.9 in (4,850 mm) Fuel tank Approx. Width 78.5 in (1,995 mm) 21.00 US gal (79.5 ) Height 70.9 in (1,802 mm) Engine Change 1.98 US gal (7.5 ) 72.7 in (1,846 mm) coolant Total 2.48 US gal (9.4 )

  • Page 547

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Specifications Lights Fuses High (HB3) Headlights 12 V 60 W Interior See page or the fuse label 12 V 55 W (H11) attached to the inside of the fuse Daytime running lights 12 V 60 W (HB3) box lid.

  • Page 548

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

  • Page 549

    Main Menu Table Of Contents DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) Temperature Warning: The temperature grade for The temperature grades are A (the this tire is established for a tire that highest), B, and C, representing the is properly inflated and not tire’s resistance to the generation of overloaded.

  • Page 550: Tire Labeling

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

  • Page 551

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Labeling FW6X Tire type code. 2202 Date of manufacture. Year Week Maximum Tire Pressure Max Press The maximum air pressure the tire can hold. Maximum Tire Load Max Load The maximum load the tire can carry at maximum air pressure.

  • Page 552

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation Each tire, including the spare (if As an added safety feature, your Driving on a significantly under provided), should be checked vehicle has been equipped with a tire inflated tire causes the tire to monthly when cold and inflated to pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

  • Page 553

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation Always check the TPMS malfunction Except Touring models Your vehicle has also been equipped telltale after replacing one or more with a TPMS malfunction indicator tires or wheels on your vehicle to to indicate when the system is not ensure that the replacement or operating properly.

  • Page 554

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

  • Page 555: Emissions Controls

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

  • Page 556

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

  • Page 557: Three Way Catalytic Converter

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

  • Page 558: Emissions Testing

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

  • Page 559

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

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 561

    Main Menu Warranty and Customer Relations Customer Service Information ..Warranty Coverages ....Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Vehicles) ......Authorized Manuals ..... 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 562: Customer Service Information

    Customer Service Office. vehicle to you Bella International P.O. Box 190816 U.S. Owners: San Juan, PR 00919-0816 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Automobile Customer Service Tel: (787) 620-7546 Mail Stop 500-2N-7A 1919 Torrance Boulevard Torrance, California 90501-2746 Tel: (800) 999-1009...

  • Page 563: Warranty Coverages

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

  • Page 564

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

  • Page 565: Authorized Manuals

    61SZA00EL 2009 Honda Pilot Describes the procedures involved in the replacement Electrical Troubleshooting Manual of damaged body parts. 61SZA30 2009 Honda Pilot Body Repair Manual 31SZA600 2009 Honda Pilot Owner’s Manual 31SZA800 2009 Honda Pilot Navigation System Owner’s Manual 31SZAM00...

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    Main Menu 2009 Pilot...

  • Page 567

    Main Menu Index Auto Control Mode, Starting Specifications ......Engine ........Before Driving ................Auto Door Lock ......Belts, Seat ........8, Accessories and Modifications . Auto Door Locking/Unlocking . Beverage Holders ......ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Auto Door Unlock ......

  • Page 568: Table Of Contents

    Main Menu Index Bulb Replacement When to ........Compass ......... Back-up Lights ......Charging System Indicator . 68, Console Compartment ....Brake Lights ......Checklist, Before Driving .... Consumer Information ....Fog Lights ......... Childproof Door Locks ....Controls, Instruments and .....

  • Page 569

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

  • Page 570

    Main Menu Index Expectant Mothers, Use of Seat Folding the Third Seat ....Gas Station Procedures ....Belts by ........Four-way Flashers ......Gauges Front Airbags ....... 9, Engine Coolant Temperature . Front Seat ........Fuel ..........Adjusting ........Speedometer .......

  • Page 571

    Main Menu Index Headlights ........Ignition Seat Belt ........Aiming ........Keys ................... Automatic Lighting ....Switch ......... System Message ....75, Daytime Running Lights ..Timing Control System .... Tire Pressure Monitor ....High Beam Indicator ....Immobilizer System ......

  • Page 572

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

  • Page 573

    Main Menu Index PGM-FI System ......Readiness Codes ......Change, How to ......Pollen Filter ........Rear A/C Unit ......195, Change, When to ...... Power Door Locks ......Rear Audio Control Panel .... Checking Engine ...... Power Seat Adjustments ....

  • Page 574

    Main Menu Index Replacing Seat Belt After a Maintenance ........ Shifting the Automatic Crash ..........Reminder Light and Transmission ......Reserve Tank, Engine Coolant . Beeper ........ . 20, Shift Lever Position Indicator ..Restraint, Child ....... System Components ....Shift Lock Release ......

  • Page 575

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

  • Page 576

    Main Menu Index Tires ..........VSA Off Switch ......Treadwear ........Air Pressure ......Trip Computer ........ VSA System Indicator . 71, 93, Checking Wear ......Trip Meter ........81, Vehicle Storage ......Compact Spare ......Turn Signals ........Ventilation ........

  • Page 577

    Main Menu Index Windows Auto Reverse ......Operating the Power ....Rear, Defogger ......Windshield Cleaning ........Defroster ......192, Washers ........Wipers, Windshield Changing Blades ....... Operation ........Rear Windshield Wiper and Washer ............217, 241, 278, Worn Tires ........

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  • Page 580: Service Information Summary

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

  • Page 581

    The information and specifications included CITY STATE/PROVINCE ZIP CODE/ in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., POSTAL CODE Ltd. reserves the right, however, to V. I. N. discontinue or change specifications or...

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