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Congratulations! Your selection of a 2010 Honda Fit was a wise investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure. One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to read this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and convenience items.
Introduction California Proposition 65 Warning WARNING: This product contains or emits chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Event Data Recorders This vehicle is equipped with one or more devices commonly referred to as event data recorders. These devices record front seat belt use, front passenger seat occupancy, airbag deployment data, and the failure of any airbag system component.
Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this vehicle safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others.
Your Vehicle at a Glance (main controls) Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) Instruments and Controls (indicators, gauges, dashboard, steering wheel, and other convenience items) Features (heating and cooling, audio, steering wheel, security, and cruise control) Before Driving (fuel, vehicle break-in, and cargo loading) Driving (engine and transmission operation) Maintenance (minder, fluid checking, minor services, and vehicle storage)
Overview of Contents Contents A convenient reference to the sections in this manual. Your Vehicle at a Glance A quick reference to the main controls in your vehicle. Driver and Passenger Safety Important information about the proper use and care of your vehicle's seat belts, an overview of the supplemental restraint system, and valuable information on how to...
DRIVER'S FRONT AIRBAG (P. 9, 25) MIRROR CONTROLS (P. 101) DOOR LOCK TAB (P. 81) POWER DOOR LOCK ꭧ MASTER SWITCH (P. 81) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P. 100) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P. 200) PARKING BRAKE (P. 102) Vehicle with navigation system is shown. ꭧ: If equipped INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATOR (P.
Your Vehicle at a Glance HORN PADDLE SHIFTER ꭧ2 (DOWNSHIFT) (P. 224) HEADLIGHTS/ TURN SIGNAL/ ꭧ2 FOG LIGHTS (P. 74) REMOTE AUDIO CONTROL ꭧ2 BUTTONS (P. 189) NAVIGATION SYSTEM VOICE CONTROL ꭧ3 BUTTONS VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM OFF ꭧ2 SWITCH (P.
This section gives you important information about how to protect yourself and your passengers. It shows you how to use seat belts. It explains how your airbags work. And it tells you how to properly restrain infants and children in your vehicle. Important Safety Precautions Your Vehicle's Safety Features Seat Belts...
Important Safety Precautions You'll find many safety recommendations throughout this section, and throughout this manual. The recommendations on this page are the ones we consider to be the most important. Always Wear Your Seat Belt A seat belt is your best protection in all types of collisions.
(11) Your Vehicle's Safety Features (10) (1) Safety Cage (2) Crush Zones (3) Seats and Seat-Backs (4) Head Restraints (5) Collapsible Steering Column (6) Seat Belts (7) Front Airbags (8) Side Airbags (9) Side Curtain Airbags (10) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (11) Door Locks Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to protect...
Your Vehicle's Safety Features Seat Belts Your vehicle is equipped with seat belts in all seating positions. Your seat belt system also includes an indicator on the instrument panel and a beeper to remind you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts. Why Wear Seat Belts Seat belts are the single most effective safety device for adults and...
Airbags Your vehicle has a supplemental restraint system (SRS) with front airbags to help protect the heads and chests of the driver and a front seat passenger during a moderate to severe frontal collision (see page 25 for more information on how your front airbags work).
Your Vehicle's Safety Features The most important things you need to know about your airbags are: Airbags do not replace seat belts. ● They are designed to supplement the seat belts. Airbags offer no protection in rear ● impacts, or minor frontal or side collisions.
Introduction The following pages provide instructions on how to properly protect the driver, adult passengers, and teenage children who are large enough and mature enough to drive or ride in the front. See pages 34 － 38 for important guidelines on how to properly protect infants, small children, and larger children who ride in your vehicle.
Protecting Adults and Teens If you sit too close to the steering wheel or dashboard, you can be seriously injured by an inflating front airbag, or by striking the steering wheel or dashboard. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that drivers allow at least 10 inches (25 cm) between the center of the steering...
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. Reclining a seat-back so that the shoulder part of the belt no longer rests against the occupant's chest reduces the protective capability of the belt.
Protecting Adults and Teens 5. Fasten and Position the Seat Belts Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make sure the belt is securely latched. Check that the belt is not twisted, because a twisted belt can cause serious injuries in a crash.
RELEASE BUTTONS The front seats have adjustable seat belt anchors. To adjust the height of an anchor, squeeze the two release buttons, and slide the anchor up or down as needed (it has four positions). Never place the shoulder portion of a lap/shoulder belt under your arm or This could cause behind your back.
Protecting Adults and Teens In addition, an occupant who is out of position in the front seat can be seriously or fatally injured in a crash by striking interior parts of the vehicle or being struck by an inflating front airbag. Sitting improperly or out of position can result in serious injury or death in a crash.
Additional Safety Precautions Never let passengers ride in the ● cargo area or on top of a folded- down back seat. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. Never let passengers ride in the ● area in front of a folded-up rear seat or on top of a folded-down rear If they do, they could be very...
Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat Belt System Components Your seat belt system includes lap/ shoulder belts in all seating positions. The front seat belts are also equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners. This system uses the same sensors as the front airbags to monitor whether the front seat belts are latched or unlatched, and how much weight is on...
Lap/Shoulder Belt The lap/shoulder belt goes over your shoulder, across your chest, and across your hips. To fasten the belt, insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make sure the buckle is latched (see page 14 for how to properly position the belt).
Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners For added protection, the front seat belts are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners. When activated, the tensioners immediately tighten the belts to help hold the driver and a front passenger in position. The tensioners are designed to activate in any collision severe enough to cause the front airbags to...
If a seat belt is worn during a crash, it must be replaced by your dealer. A belt that has been worn during a crash may not provide the same level of protection in a subsequent crash. The dealer should also inspect the anchors for damage and replace them if needed.
Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (12) (1) Driver's Front Airbag (2) Passenger's Front Airbag (3) Control Unit (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (5) Side Airbags (6) Driver's Seat Position Sensor (7) Front Passenger's Weight Sensors (8) Front Impact Sensors (9) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator (10) Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensors (11) Front Passenger's Weight Sensors/OPDS Sensors Control Unit...
(13) (14) (15) (13) Side Curtain Airbags (14) Side Impact Sensors (First) (15) Side Impact Sensors (Second) Additional Information About Your Airbags Your airbag system includes: Two SRS (supplemental restraint ● system) front airbags. The driver's airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel;...
Additional Information About Your Airbags Automatic front seat belt ● tensioners (see page 20). Sensors that can detect a moderate ● to severe front impact or side impact. Sensors that can detect whether a ● child is in the passenger's side airbag path and signal the control unit to turn the airbag off (see page 29).
How Your Front Airbags Work If you ever have a moderate to severe frontal collision, sensors will detect the vehicle's rapid deceleration. If the rate of deceleration is high enough, the control unit will inflate the driver's and front passenger's airbags, at the time and with the force needed.
Additional Information About Your Airbags After a crash, you may see what looks like smoke. This is actually powder from the airbag's surface. Although the powder is not harmful, people with respiratory problems may experience some temporary discomfort. If this occurs, get out of the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do Dual-Stage Airbags Your front airbags are dual-stage...
Advanced Airbags Your front airbags are also advanced airbags. The main purpose of this feature is to help prevent airbag- caused injuries to short drivers and children or small statued adults who ride in front. For both advanced airbags to work properly: Occupants must sit upright and ●...
Additional Information About Your Airbags When the passenger airbag gets turned off by the weight sensors, a ‘‘passenger airbag off’’ indicator in the center of the dashboard comes on (see page 31). If the weight sensors detect there is no passenger in the front seat, the airbag is automatically turned off.
Only one airbag will deploy during a side impact. If the impact is on the passenger's side, the passenger's side airbag will deploy even if there is no passenger. To get the best protection from the side airbags, front seat occupants should wear their seat belts and sit upright and well back in their seats.
Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG In a moderate to severe side impact, sensors will detect rapid acceleration and signal the control unit to instantly inflate the side curtain airbag and activate the seat belt tensioner on the driver's or the passenger's side of the vehicle.
If you see any of these indications, the airbags and seat belt tensioners may not work properly when you need them. Ignoring the SRS indicator can result in serious injury or death if the airbag systems or tensioners do not work properly.
Additional Information About Your Airbags PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR U.S. Canada On vehicle without navigation system Be aware that objects placed on the front seat can cause the indicator to come on. If the weight sensors detect there is no passenger in the front seat, the airbag will be off.
This could make the dealer. driver's seat position sensor or the front passenger's weight sensors ineffective. If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Honda Automobile Customer Service at (800) 999-1009.
Protecting Children － General Guidelines Children depend on adults to protect them. However, despite their best intentions, many adults do not know how to protect child properly passengers. If you have children, or ever need to drive with a child in your vehicle, be sure to read this section.
All Children Should Sit in a Back Seat According to accident statistics, children of all ages and sizes are safer when they are restrained in a back seat. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children aged 12 and under be properly restrained in a back seat.
Protecting Children － General Guidelines To remind you of the passenger's front airbag hazards, and that children must be properly restrained in a back seat, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U.S. models) and on the front visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels.
If You Must Drive with Several Children Your vehicle has a back seat where children can be properly restrained. If you ever have to carry a group of children, and a child must ride in front: Place the largest child in the front ●...
Protecting Children － General Guidelines Additional Safety Precautions Never hold an infant or child on ● your lap. If you are not wearing a seat belt in a crash, you could be thrown forward and crush the child against the dashboard or a seat-back.
Protecting Infants Child Seat Type An infant must be properly restrained in a rear-facing, reclining child seat until the child reaches the seat maker's weight or height limit for the seat, and the child is at least one year old. Only a rear-facing child seat provides proper support for a baby's head, neck, and back.
Protecting Infants and Small Children In any of these situations, we strongly recommend that you install the child seat directly behind the front passenger's seat, move the seat as far forward as needed, and leave it unoccupied. Or, you may wish to get a smaller rear-facing child seat.
Protecting Infants and Small Children, Selecting a Child Seat Even with advanced front airbags that automatically turn the passenger's front airbag off (see page 31), a back seat is the safest place for a small child. If it is necessary to put a forward- facing child seat in the front, move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible, and be sure the child seat is...
Installing a Child Seat After selecting a proper child seat and a good place to install the seat, there are three main steps in installing the seat: Properly secure the child seat to All child seats must be the vehicle. secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/shoulder belt or with the LATCH (Lower Anchors and...
Installing a Child Seat with LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) at the outer rear seats. The lower anchors are located between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with a child seat designed for use with LATCH.
Installing a Child Seat Flexible type Other LATCH-compatible seats have a flexible-type connector as shown above. 4. Whatever type you have, follow the child seat maker's instructions for adjusting or tightening the fit. 5. Lift the head restraint (see page 94), then route the tether strap through the legs of the head restraint and over the seat-back,...
Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/ Shoulder Belt When not using the LATCH system, all child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/ shoulder belt. In addition, the lap/shoulder belts in all seating positions except the driver's have a lockable retractor that must be activated to secure a child seat.
Installing a Child Seat 4. After confirming that the belt is locked, grab the shoulder part of the belt near the buckle, and pull up to remove any slack from the lap part of the belt. Remember, if the lap part of the belt is not tight, the child seat will not be secure.
Installing a Child Seat with a Tether A child seat with a tether can be installed in any seating position in the back seat. Each rear outside seating position has an anchorage point on the seat- back, and the center seating position has an anchorage point in the ceiling near the tailgate.
Installing a Child Seat Using the Center Anchor ANCHOR COVER 1. Lower the head restraint to its lowest position. 2. After properly securing the child seat (see page 45), open the anchor cover. ANCHOR TETHER STRAP HOOK 3. Route the tether strap over the head restraint, then attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the tether strap is not...
When a child reaches the recommended weight or height limit for a forward-facing child seat, the child should sit in a back seat on a booster seat and wear the lap/ shoulder belt. The following pages give instructions on how to check proper seat belt fit, what kind of booster seat to use if one is needed, and important precautions for a child who must sit...
Protecting Larger Children 3. Does the shoulder belt cross between the child's neck and arm? 4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching the child's thighs? 5. Will the child be able to stay seated like this for the whole trip? If you answer yes to all these questions, the child is ready to wear the lap/shoulder belt correctly.
If a child who uses a booster seat must ride in front, move the vehicle seat as far back as possible and be sure the child is wearing the seat belt properly. A child may continue using a booster seat until the tops of their ears are even with the top of the vehicle's or booster's seat-back.
Protecting Larger Children If you decide that a child can safely ride up front, be sure to: Carefully read the owner's manual, ● and make sure you understand all seat belt instructions and all safety information. Move the vehicle seat to the rear- ●...
Your vehicle's exhaust contains carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide should not enter the vehicle in normal driving if you maintain your vehicle properly and follow the information on this page. Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever: The vehicle is raised for an oil ●...
Safety Labels These labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury or death. Read these labels carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S. dashboard label which may be removed by the owner), contact your dealer for a replacement.
Safety Labels DOORJAMBS RADIATOR CAP U.S. models Canadian models...
This section gives information about the controls and displays that contribute to the daily operation of your vehicle. All the essential controls are within easy reach. Control Locations Instrument Panel Instrument Panel Indicators Gauges Trip Meter Instant Fuel Economy Average Fuel Economy Odometer Fuel Gauge Check Fuel Cap Indicator...
Control Locations INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P. 60) GAUGES (P. 68) MIRROR CONTROLS (P. 101) DOOR LOCK TAB (P. 81) POWER DOOR ꭧ LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P. 81) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P. 100) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P. 200) Vehicle with navigation system is shown. ꭧ: If equipped AUDIO SYSTEM (P.
Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many indicators that give you important information about your vehicle. Malfunction Indicator Lamp See page 304. Low Oil Pressure Indicator The engine can be severely damaged if this indicator flashes or stays on when the engine is running.
If your front passenger does not fasten their seat belt, the indicator comes on about 6 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position. If either of you do not fasten your seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals.
Instrument Panel Indicators Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Indicator This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and when the ignition switch is turned to the START (III) position. If it comes on at any other time, there is a problem with the ABS.
High Temperature Indicator This indicator monitors the temperature of the engine coolant. It normally comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position and goes off after a few seconds. In normal driving conditions, this indicator should not blink or stay on. In severe driving conditions, such as very hot weather or a long period of uphill driving, this indicator may blink.
Instrument Panel Indicators Low Tire Pressure Indicator U.S. models only This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it comes on while driving, it indicates that one or more of your vehicle's tires are significantly low on pressure.
High Beam Indicator This indicator comes on with the high beam headlights. For more information, see page 75. This indicator comes on with reduced brightness when the daytime running lights (DRL) are on (see page 75). Daytime Running Lights Indicator If this indicator comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position and the parking brake is...
Instrument Panel Indicators Maintenance Minder Indicator This indicator comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It reminds you that it is time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance. The maintenance main items and sub items will be displayed in the information display.
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System Indicator If equipped This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position and when the ignition switch is turned to the START (III) position. It flashes when VSA is active (see page 233).
Gauges INFORMATION DISPLAY TACHOMETER U.S. model is shown. SPEEDOMETER ODOMETER/TRIP METER/INSTANT FUEL ECONOMY/ AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY/CHECK FUEL CAP INDICATOR FUEL GAUGE SELECT/RESET KNOB...
INSTANT FUEL ECONOMY ODOMETER TRIP METER AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY The information display consists of two segments. The upper segment displays instant fuel economy, maintenance item code(s), and the lower segment displays the trip meter, odometer, average fuel economy, and engine oil life. ENGINE OIL LIFE To switch the display, press and release the select/reset knob...
Gauges Instant Fuel Economy This shows your instant fuel economy in mpg (U.S.) or l/100 km (Canada). Average Fuel Economy This shows your vehicle's average fuel economy in mpg (U.S.) or 1/100 km (Canada) since you last reset the trip meter. When you reset a trip meter, the average fuel economiy for that trip meter also resets.
If the system still detects a loose or missing fuel fill cap, the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) comes on. Turn the engine off, and check or retighten the fuel fill cap until it clicks at least once. The MIL goes out after several days of normal driving once the cap is tightened or replaced.
Windshield Wipers 1. MIST 2. OFF 3. INT － Intermittent 4. LO － Low speed 5. HI － High speed 6. Windshield washers Push the right lever up or down to select a position. Windshield Wipers and Washers MIST － The wipers run at high speed until you release the lever.
Windshield Wipers and Washers, Turn Signal and Headlights 4. Hold past OFF to turn the rear window wiper on and to spray the rear window washer. The rear window wiper makes one more sweep after you release the switch. When you shift the transmission to the reverse position with the front windshield wiper activated, the rear wiper operates automatically even if...
Headlights － Turning the switch to the ‘‘ ’’ position turns on the parking lights, taillights, instrument panel lights, side-marker lights, and rear license plate lights. Turning the switch to the ‘‘ ’’ position turns on the headlights. When the light switch is in the ‘‘...
Instrument Panel Brightness, Hazard Warning Button, Rear Window Defogger Instrument Panel Brightness INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS CONTROL KNOB You can change the instrument panel brightness only when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position and the light switch is on. Turn the knob on the lower part of the instrument panel to adjust the brightness.
Make sure the rear window is clear and you have good visibility before starting to drive. The defogger wires on the inside of the rear window can be accidentally damaged. When cleaning the glass, always wipe side-to-side. If equipped Pushing this button also turns the mirror heaters on or off.
Keys and Locks On Sport model and Canadian LX model KEYS WITH KEY NUMBER TAG TRANSMITTER Your vehicle comes with the two ignition keys. All models except Sport model and Canadian LX model KEY NUMBER TAG KEYS You should have received a key number tag with your keys.
The immobilizer system protects your vehicle from theft. If an improperly coded key (or other device) is used, the engine's fuel system is disabled. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the immobilizer system indicator should come on briefly, then go off.
Ignition Switch The ignition switch has four positions: LOCK (0), ACCESSORY (I), ON (II), and START (III). LOCK (0) － You can insert or remove the key only in this position. To turn the key, push it in slightly. If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, the shift lever must also be in Park.
LOCK TAB To lock To unlock RED INDICATOR Each door has a lock tab next to the inside door handle. Pull the lock tab to lock the door, and push it forward to unlock the door. On Canadian DX and DX-A models To lock the passenger's door when getting out of the vehicle, pull the lock tab and close the door.
Door Locks The lock tab on each passenger's door locks and unlocks only that door. Pushing forward the lock tab on the driver's door unlocks only that door. To unlock only the driver's door from the outside, turn the key and release it.
Auto Door Locking/Unlocking On all models except Canadian DX and DX-A Your vehicle has customizable settings for the doors and tailgate to automatically lock and unlock. There are default settings for each of these features. You can turn off or change the settings for these features as described on the following pages.
Door Locks 3. Push and hold the front of the master door lock switch on the driver's door until you hear a click (after about 5 seconds). 4. Release the switch, and within 5 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position.
To program the Drive Lock mode: Locks all doors and tailgate when the vehicle's speed reaches about 9 mph (15 km/h). A/T models 1. Make sure the shift lever is in the Park (P) position (A/T vehicles). 2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and make sure to close the driver's door.
Door Locks To turn off the Auto Door Unlock modes: 1. Make sure the shift lever is in the Park (P) position (A/T vehicles). 2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and open the driver's door. 3. Push and hold the rear of the master door lock switch on the driver's door.
To program the Ignition Switch Unlock mode: Unlocks the driver's door or all doors and tailgate when the ignition switch is moved out of the ON (II) position. A/T models 1. Make sure the shift lever is in the Park (P) position (A/T vehicles). 2.
Tailgate All models except Canadian DX and DX-A models The tailgate will lock or unlock when you lock or unlock the driver's door by using the key, the lock tab on the driver's door, the master door lock switch or the remote transmitter (if equipped).
TAILGATE HANDLE To close the tailgate, hold the tailgate handle, lower the tailgate, then press down on the back edge. Keep the tailgate closed at all times while driving to avoid damaging the tailgate and to prevent exhaust gas from getting into the interior. See Carbon Monoxide Hazard on page Unlocking the Tailgate On Sport model and Canadian LX model...
Remote Transmitter LOCK BUTTON UNLOCK BUTTON PANIC BUTTON On Sport model and Canadian LX model LOCK － Press this button once to lock all doors and the tailgate. Some exterior lights will flash once. When you push LOCK twice within 5 seconds, the horn will sound to verify that the doors and the tailgate are locked and the security system (if...
Remote Transmitter Care Avoid dropping or throwing the ● transmitter. Protect the transmitter from ● extreme temperature. Do not immerse the transmitter in ● any liquid. If you lose a transmitter, the ● replacement needs to be reprogrammed by your dealer. Replacing the Transmitter Battery If it takes several pushes on the button to lock or unlock the doors...
Remote Transmitter BATTERY 2. Separate the transmitter by prying its middle seam with your fingernail. 3. Inside the transmitter, separate the inner cover from the keypad by carefully prying on the edge with a coin. 4. Remove the old battery, and insert a new battery into the back of the cover with the ＋...
Front Seat Adjustments See pages 11 － 12 for important safety information and warnings about how to properly position the seats and seat- backs. Make all seat adjustments before you start driving. To adjust the seat forward or backward, pull up on the bar under the seat cushion's front edge.
Seats Armrest On Sport model and Canadian LX model The driver's seat has an armrest on the side of the seat-back. To use, pivot it down. Rear Seat Adjustments RELEASE LEVER You can adjust the angle of the rear seat-backs separately. To change the seat-back angle, pull up the release lever on the outer side of the seat- back.
Front CUSHION RELEASE BUTTON LEGS SEAT-BACK Adjusting the Head Restraint The head restraints adjust for height. You need both hands to adjust a restraint. Do not attempt to adjust it while driving. To raise it, pull upward. To lower the restraint, push the release button sideways, and push the restraint down.
Seats Active Head Restraints The driver's and front passenger's seats have active head restraints. If the vehicle is struck severely from the rear, the occupant properly secured with the seat belt will be pushed against the seat-back and the head restraint will automatically move forward.
Folding the Rear Seat Up The left and right rear seat cushions can be lifted up separately to make room for cargo. Remove any items from the seat before you fold up the seat cushion. Pull up the rear seat cushion, and fold the seat leg down.
Seats LATCH PLATE When you fold down the driver's side rear seat, use the latch plate to release the center seat belt from the detachable anchor (see page 99). Allow the seat belt to retract into the holder on the ceiling, and store the buckles in it.
Detachable Anchor The seat belt in the rear center seat is equipped with a detachable anchor. This allows the center seat belt to be unlatched when the driver's side rear seat is folded. Using a seat belt with the detachable anchor unlatched increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash.
Seats, Power Windows ANCHOR BUCKLE LATCH PLATE To unlatch the detachable anchor, insert the latch plate into the slot on the side of the anchor buckle. Store the detachable anchor and seat belt latch plates in the retractor housing. Power Windows DRIVER'S WINDOW SWITCH MAIN SWITCH Turn the ignition switch to the ON...
AUTO － To open or close the driver's window, push or pull the window switch firmly down or up to the second detent, and release it. The window will automatically go down or up all the way. To stop the window, pull or push the window switch briefly.
Mirrors, Parking Brake 3. Push the appropriate edge of the adjustment switch to move the mirror right, left, up, or down. 4. When you finish, move the selector switch to the center (off) position. This turns the adjustment switch off to keep your settings. Heated Mirrors HEATED MIRROR BUTTON On Canadian Sport and LX models...
Interior Convenience Items COAT HOOK ꭧ1 SEAT-BACK POCKET REAR SIDE POCKET (RIGHT SIDE) ꭧ2 CARGO FLOOR BOX SEAT UNDER BOX ꭧ1: If equipped ꭧ2: All Canadian models with automatic transmission VANITY MIRRORS FRONT DOOR POCKET BEVERAGE HOLDERS CENTER POCKET SUN VISOR ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET UPPER GLOVE BOX BEVERAGE...
Lower Glove Box Open the lower glove box by pulling the bottom of the handle. Close it with a firm push. Upper Glove Box An open glove box can cause serious injury to your passenger in a crash, even if the passenger is wearing the seat belt.
Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders Be careful when you are using the beverage holders. A spilled liquid that is very hot can scald you or your passengers. Liquid can also spill from the door pocket beverage holders when you open or close the doors.
Ceiling Light DOOR ACTIVATED The ceiling light has a three-position switch: ON, Door Activated, and OFF. In the Door Activated (center) position, the light comes on when you: Open any door. ● Unlock the doors and the tailgate ● with the key or the remote transmitter (if equipped).
The heating and air conditioning system in your vehicle provides a comfortable driving environment in all weather conditions. The standard audio system has many features. This section describes those features and how to use them. Your vehicle has an anti-theft audio system that requires a code number to enable it.
Vents, Heating, and A/C FAN CONTROL DIAL TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL MODE CONTROL DIAL ꭧ: If equipped REAR WINDOW AIR CONDITIONING ꭧ BUTTON DEFOGGER BUTTON FRESH AIR/RECIRCULATION LEVER REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ ꭧ HEATED MIRRORS BUTTON...
Airflow Controls Fan Control Dial Turn this dial to increase or decrease the fan speed and airflow. Temperature Control Dial Turning this dial clockwise increases the temperature of the airflow. Air Conditioning (A/C) Button If equipped This button turns the air conditioning on and off.
Vents, Heating, and A/C When you select , the system automatically turns on the A/C (if equipped). You cannot turn the A/C off in this mode. Ventilation The flow-through ventilation system draws in outside air, circulates it through the interior, then discharges it through vents near the tailgate.
If the interior is very warm, you can cool it down more rapidly by partially opening the windows, turning on the A/C, and setting the fan to maximum speed in Dehumidify the Interior Air conditioning, as it cools, removes moisture from the air. When used in combination with the heater, it makes the interior warm and dry and can prevent the windows from...
Vents, Heating, and A/C To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice From the Windows 1. Set the fan and temperature controls to maximum level. 2. Select . The system automatically turns on the A/C (if equipped). The A/C indicator does not come on if it was previously off. 3.
Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) POWER ( ꂻ ) BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS FM/AM BUTTON TUNE/SEEK ( ꀾ SEEK) BUTTON TITLE BUTTON SOUND ( ꂼ/ꂽ ) BUTTON ꂹ ꂾ BUTTON DISPLAY SCAN BUTTON ꂺ PLAY BUTTON VOL/SELECT KNOB AUTO SELECT BUTTON TUNE/SEEK...
Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) To Play the FM/AM Radio The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Turn the system on by pushing the FM/AM button. Adjust the volume by turning the VOL/SELECT knob. The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to are displayed.
Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) PRESET － Each preset button (1－ 6) can store one frequency on AM, and two frequencies on FM. 1. Select the desired band, AM or FM. FM1 and FM2 let you store two frequencies with each preset button.
Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) Radio Data System (RDS) On the FM band, you can select a favorite station and display the program service name according to the information provided by the radio data system (RDS). Program Service (PS) Name Display The program service name display function shows the name of the station you are listening to.
Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) Radio Data System (RDS) Category RDS CATEGORY On the FM band selected, you can select the program category provided by the RDS. Press PLAY button to display and select an RDS category. The principal RDS categories are shown as follows;...
Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) If the system does not find a station, ‘‘NOTHING’’ will be blinking for about 5 seconds, then the system goes back to the last selected station. RDS Program SCAN The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected RDS category.
Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) Adjusting the Sound Press the SOUND ( ) button to select an appropriate setting: bass, treble, fader, balance, and SVC (speed-sensitive volume compensation). Turn the VOL/ SELECT knob to adjust the setting. BASS －...
Playing a Disc (Models without navigation system) SEEK/SKIP ( ꀾ SEEK) BUTTON TITLE BUTTON ꂹ ꂾ BUTTON CD BUTTON DISC SLOT ꂺ PLAY BUTTON VOL/SELECT KNOB DISC EJECT ( ꁎ ) BUTTON SEEK/SKIP ( ꀽ SEEK) BUTTON SCAN BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON...
To Play a Disc To load or play discs, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. You operate the in-dash disc player with the same controls used for the radio. To select the disc player, press the CD button.
Playing a Disc (Models without navigation system) The specifications of the compatible MP3 file are: Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz (MPEG1), 24/ 22.05/16 kHz (MPEG2) Bit rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/ 160/192/224/256/320 kbps (MPEG1), 8/16/24/32/40/48/56/64/80/96/ 112/128/160 kbps (MPEG2) Compatible with variable bit rate and multi-session.
If you press and hold the TITLE button again, the display shows the first 15 characters again. If any letter is not available, it is replaced with ‘‘ . ’’ (dot) in the display. When the disc has no text data, you will see ‘‘NO INFO’’...
Playing a Disc (Models without navigation system) In MP3/WMA mode FOLDER SELECTION － To select a different folder, press the PLAY button. Press the button to skip to the next folder, and PLAY button to skip to the previous folder. You can also operate the folder and file selection by using the VOL/ SELECT knob.
SCAN － The scan function samples all the tracks on the disc in the order they are recorded on the disc (all files in the selected folder in MP3 or WMA mode). To activate the scan feature, press the SCAN button. You will see ‘‘SCAN’’...
Disc Player Error Messages (Models without navigation system) The chart on the right explains the error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. If you see an error message in the display while playing a disc, press the eject button.
On Sport model USB INDICATOR POWER ( ꂻ ) BUTTON ꀾ SEEK (SKIP －) BUTTON VOL/SELECT KNOB TITLE BUTTON Playing an iPod ® (Models without navigation system) ꂹ ꂾ BUTTON iPod INDICATOR AUX BUTTON ꂺ PLAY BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON ꀽ...
Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) ® ꭂ To Play an iPod This audio system can operate the ꭂ audio files on the iPod with the same controls used for the in-dash disc player. To play an iPod, connect it to the USB adapter cable in the upper glove box by using your dock connector, then press the AUX...
Connecting an iPod USB CONNECTOR USB ADAPTER CABLE 1. Open the upper glove box, and pull out the USB adapter cable. Playing an iPod ® (Models without navigation system) DOCK CONNECTOR USB CONNECTOR 2. Connect your dock connector to the iPod correctly and securely. 3.
Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) ® The display shows up to about 16 characters of the selected data. If the text data has more than 16 characters, you will see the first 15 characters and the indicator in the display.
Press the VOL/ SELECT knob. You can also select a file from any list on the iPod menu: playlists, artists, albums and songs, by using the VOL/SELECT knob. Push the VOL/ SELECT knob to switch the display to an iPod menu, then turn the VOL/ SELECT knob to select a desired list.
Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) ® SHUFFLE ALBUM － This feature plays all available albums in a selected list (playlists, artists, albums or songs) in random order. The files in each album are played in the recorded order. To activate the shuffle album feature, press the RDM button repeatedly.
If you see an error message on the audio display while playing an iPod, find the solution in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error message, take your vehicle to your dealer. iPod ® Error Messages (Models without navigation system) Error Message The system cannot read the file(s).
Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) On Sport model POWER ( ꂻ ) BUTTON ꀾ SEEK (SKIP －) BUTTON TITLE BUTTON ꂹ ꂾ BUTTON USB INDICATOR ꂺ PLAY BUTTON VOL/SELECT KNOB AUX BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON ꀽ SEEK (SKIP ＋) BUTTON...
Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) To Play a USB Flash Memory Device This audio system can operate the audio files on a USB flash memory device with the same controls used for the in-dash disc player. To play a USB flash memory device, connect it to the USB adapter cable in the upper glove box, then press the AUX...
Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) – Supported standards: MPEG1 Audio Layer3 MPEG2 Audio LSF Layer3 – Partition: Top partition only – Maximum layers: 8 The specifications for compatible WMA files are: – Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz –...
Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) USB CONNECTOR 2. Connect the USB flash memory device to the USB connector correctly and securely. When the USB flash memory device is connected, the USB indicator is shown in the display. Text Data Display Function Each time you press the TITLE button, the display mode shows you...
Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) To Select a File from Folder and File Lists Folder Selection Press the VOL/ SELECT knob. Track Selection You can also select a folder or file by using the VOL/SELECT knob. Push the VOL/SELECT knob to switch the display to the folder or file list, then turn the VOL/SELECT knob to...
Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) SCAN － This feature samples all files in the selected folder in the order they are stored. To activate the scan feature, press the SCAN button. You will see ‘‘SCAN’’ in the display. You will get a 10 second sampling of each file in the folder.
USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages (Models without navigation system) If you see an error message on the audio display while playing a USB flash memory device, find the solution in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error message, take your vehicle to your dealer.
Playing the AM/FM Radio (Models with navigation system) POWER/VOLUME KNOB FM1 ICON FM2 ICON AM/FM BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE BAR AM ICON SOUND ICON AUTO SELECT ICON BACK GROUND ICON PRESET BUTTONS CONTINUED...
Playing the AM/FM Radio (Models with navigation system) Voice Control System In addition to the standard audio controls, the audio system in your vehicle can be operated using the voice control system. See the navigation system manual for complete details. To Play the AM/FM Radio The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.
SEEK － The SEEK function searches up and down from the current frequency to find a station with a strong signal. To activate it, press and hold the side of the TUNE bar until you hear a beep, then release it. SCAN －...
Playing the AM/FM Radio (Models with navigation system) AUTO SELECT － If you are traveling far from home and can no longer receive your preset stations, you can use the auto select feature to find stations in the local area. Press the AUDIO button to view the audio control icons, then touch the AUTO SEL icon.
SPEAKER SETTING BASS/TREBLE SETTING BASS － Adjusts the bass. TREBLE － Adjusts the treble. To adjust the treble and bass, touch on each side of the treble or bass adjustment bar. The adjustment bar on the right lower display shows you the current setting.
Playing the AM/FM Radio (Models with navigation system) Screen Mode You can select the background screen to display the sound level. There are three screen modes: level (the sound level is shown with the vertical bars), spectrum analysis (the sound level appears as ripples of water), and off.
POWER/VOLUME KNOB OPEN BUTTON CD/AUX BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE FOLDER REPEAT BUTTON Playing a Disc (Models with navigation system) CD ICON SKIP ＋ BUTTON RANDOM FAST FORWARD BUTTON BUTTON SKIP － BUTTON REWIND BUTTON JOYSTICK CONTINUED...
Playing a Disc (Models with navigation system) To Play a Disc (In-dash single player) You operate the in-dash disc player with the same controls used for the radio. To load or play discs, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.
To Load a Disc OPEN BUTTON The in-dash disc player is behind the navigation screen. To use the disc player, press the OPEN button beside the screen. The screen folds back, and the disc slot appears. Playing a Disc (Models with navigation system) DISC SLOT Insert a disc about halfway into the disc slot.
Playing a Disc (Models with navigation system) Press the AUDIO button beside the screen to show the audio display and operate the in-dash disc player. You can also operate the audio system without using the control icons on the audio screen. Press the CD/AUX button.
In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER SELECTION － To select a different folder, press either side of the TUNE FOLDER bar to move to the beginning of the next folder. Press the side of the TUNE FOLDER bar to skip to the next folder, and the side to move to the beginning of the current folder.
Playing a Disc (Models with navigation system) SCAN (TRACK/FILE SCAN) － The scan function samples all tracks (files in MP3 or WMA) in the order they were recorded. To activate scan, press the SCAN button. You will see ‘‘TRACK SCAN’’ in the display. You will get a 10 second sampling of each track/file on the disc.
When playing a CD recorded with text data, each track name is shown on the audio display. With a disc recorded in MP3 or WMA, the folder number and the location are also displayed. If the disc was not recorded with text data, only the track number is shown.
Playing a Disc (Models with navigation system) Removing a Disc To remove a disc from the audio unit, fold back the screen by pressing the OPEN button (see page 150). Press the disc eject button ( ) to remove the disc. If you eject the disc, but do not remove it from the slot, the system will automatically reload it after 10 seconds and put it in pause...
Disc Player Error Messages (Models with navigation system) If you see an error message in the display while playing a disc, find the cause in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error message, take your vehicle to your dealer. The chart on the right explains the error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc.
Playing a PC card (Models with navigation system) POWER/VOLUME KNOB OPEN BUTTON CD/AUX BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE FOLDER REPEAT BUTTON PC CARD ICON TRACK LIST ICON SKIP － BUTTON REWIND BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON FAST FORWARD BUTTON JOYSTICK PLAY MODE ICON SKIP ＋...
To Play a PC card You operate the PC card player with the same controls used for the radio and the in-dash disc player. To load or play a card, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.
Playing a PC card (Models with navigation system) The specifications for compatible WMA files are: – Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz – Bit rate: 48/64/80/96/128/160/192 kbps – Compatible with variable bit rate and multi-session – Maximum layers (including ROOT): 8 layers In WMA format, DRM (digital rights management) files cannot be played.
There are three play modes: Folder, Artist, and Album. Touch the PLAY MODE icon, then choose one of the modes by touching its icon. When a mode is selected, it is highlighted in blue. Folder mode plays tracks in the ●...
Playing a PC card (Models with navigation system) PLAY MODE ICON To select a play mode, push the AUDIO button to show the audio display, then touch the PLAY MODE icon on the display. Select the desired mode by touching the appropriate icon, or move the joystick, then press the ENT.
If you select ‘‘Play a new track list,’’ the system goes into the selected play mode immediately and begins to play the new track list. To go back to the previous screen, press the CANCEL button on the right side of the screen. To exit the play mode screens, press the AUDIO button.
Playing a PC card (Models with navigation system) SKIP － Each time you press (preset 6), the player skips forward to the beginning of the next file. Press (preset 5), to skip backward to the beginning of the current file. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous file.
The system then selects and plays files randomly. This continues until you deactivate each random play by pressing the RDM button again. SCAN － The SCAN function samples all the files on the PC card in the order they are recorded. To activate the scan feature, press the SCAN button.
Playing a PC card (Models with navigation system) Using a Track List TRACK LIST ICON You can also select a file directly from a track list on the audio display. Press the AUDIO button to show the audio display, then touch the Track List icon.
ALBUM NAME In album mode, the album name is also displayed on the right side of each selectable icon. Select the desired file. Playing a PC card (Models with navigation system) Song Search Function SONG SEARCH ICON RETURN ICON Folder mode is shown. When you select ‘‘Song Search’’...
Playing a PC card (Models with navigation system) Searching for a Song Title by keyword MORE ICON DELETE ICON LIST ICON In Title by keyword mode, enter the title name, or any keyword, by touching the letter icons on the screen.
Searching for a Song by Album Name ALBUM LIST Select the Album icon, and the album list appears. Select the desired album, and its song list is displayed. You can then select the desired song from the list. Playing a PC card (Models with navigation system) To Stop Playing a PC card To play the radio when a PC card is playing, press the AM/FM button or...
Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) ® POWER/VOLUME KNOB iPod INDICATOR CD/AUX BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON USB ICON SKIP － BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON JOYSTICK SKIP ＋ BUTTON...
ꭂ To Play an iPod This audio system can operate the ꭂ audio files on the iPod with the same controls used for the in-dash disc player. To play an iPod, connect it to the USB adapter cable in the upper glove box by using your dock connector, then press the CD/AUX button.
Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) ® Connecting an iPod USB CONNECTOR USB ADAPTER CABLE 1. Open the upper glove box, and pull out the USB adapter cable. DOCK CONNECTOR USB CONNECTOR 2. Connect your dock connector to the iPod correctly and securely. 3.
To Change or Select Files Use the SKIP button while an iPod is playing to select passages and change files. SKIP － Each time you press the SKIP ＋ button (Preset 6), the system skips forward to the beginning of the next file. Press the SKIP －...
Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) ® Using a Track List TRACK LIST ICON You can also select a file directly from a track list on the audio display. Press the AUDIO button to show the audio display, then touch the Track List icon.
ALBUM RANDOM－ This feature plays all available albums from the selected items in the iPod menu list (playlists, artists, albums or songs) in random order. The files in each album are played in the recorded order. To activate the album random feature, press and hold the RDM button (Preset 2).
iPod Error Messages (Models with navigation system) ® If you see an error message on the screen while playing an iPod, find the solution in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error message, take your vehicle to your dealer. Error Message Appears when an unsupported iPod is inserted.
Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) POWER/VOLUME KNOB WMA/MP3 INDICATOR CD/AUX BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE FOLDER REPEAT BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON USB ICON SKIP － BUTTON SKIP ＋ BUTTON JOYSTICK CONTINUED...
Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) To Play a USB Flash Memory Device This audio system can operate the audio files on a USB flash memory device with the same controls used for the in-dash disc player. To play a USB flash memory device, connect it to the USB adapter cable in the upper glove box, then press the CD/...
Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) – Bit rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/ 160/192/224/256/320/VBR kbps (MPEG1) 8/16/24/32/40/48/56/64/80/96/ 112/128/144/160/VBR kbps (MPEG2) – Supported standards: MPEG1 Audio Layer3 MPEG2 Audio LSF Layer3 – Partition: Top partition only – Maximum layers: 8 The specifications for compatible WMA files are: –...
Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) USB CONNECTOR 2. Connect the USB flash memory device to the USB connector correctly and securely. When the USB flash memory device is connected and the USB mode is selected on the audio system, the WMA or MP3 indicator is shown on the navigation screen.
Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) FOLDER ICON RETURN ICON To scroll through the display, touch icon on the side of the screen. To go back to the previous display, touch the Return icon. To play a file, touch its icon on the screen.
Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) FOLDER SCAN－ This feature samples the first file in each folder in the order they are stored. To activate the folder scan feature, press and hold the SCAN button. You will see ‘‘FOLDER SCAN’’...
USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages (Models with navigation system) If you see an error message on the screen while playing a USB flash memory device, find the solution in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error message, take your vehicle to your dealer.
FM/AM Radio Reception Radio Frequencies The radio can receive the complete AM and FM bands. Those bands cover these frequencies: AM band: 530 to 1,710 kHz FM band: 87.7 to 107.9 MHz Radio stations on the AM band are assigned frequencies at least 10 kHz apart (530, 540, 550).
Radio signals, especially on the FM band, are deflected by large objects such as buildings and hills. Your radio then receives both the direct signal from the station's transmitter, and the deflected signal. This causes the sound to distort or flutter. This is a main cause of poor radio reception in city driving.
Protecting Your Discs General Information When using CD-R or CD-RW ● discs, use only high quality discs labeled for audio use. When recording a CD-R or ● CD-RW, the recording must be closed for it to be used by the system.
Additional Information of Recommended Discs The in-dash disc player 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. Examples of these discs are shown to the right: 1.
Protecting Your Discs 4. Small, irregular shaped discs 3-inch (8-cm) CD Triangle Shape Can Shape Arrow Shape 5. Discs with scratches, dirty discs Fingerprints, scratches, etc. CD-R or CD-RW may not play due ● to the recording conditions. Scratches and fingerprints on the ●...
MODE BUTTON CH BUTTON VOL BUTTON On vehicles with navigation system Three controls for the audio system are mounted in the steering wheel hub. These let you control basic functions without removing your hand from the wheel. The VOL button adjusts the volume up ( ) or down ( ).
Remote Audio Controls, Auxiliary Input Jack In MP3 or WMA mode, you can use the skip function to select folders. Press and hold the top (＋) of the CH button until you hear a beep, to skip forward to the first file of the next folder.
Your vehicle's audio system will disable itself if it is disconnected from electrical power for any reason. To make it work again, you must enter a specific digit code using the preset buttons. Because there are hundreds of number combinations possible from specific digits, making the system work without knowing the exact code is nearly impossible.
Setting the Clock On vehicles without navigation system Press and hold the FM/AM (CLOCK) button until the displayed time begins to blink, then release the button. Change the hours by pressing the 1 (H) button until the numbers advance to the desired time.
On Sport model The security system helps to protect your vehicle and valuables from theft. The horn sounds and a combination of headlights, parking/ side marker lights and taillights flashes if someone attempts to break into your vehicle or remove the audio unit.
Cruise Control On Sport model and Canadian LX model Cruise control allows you to maintain a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. It should be used for cruising on straight, open highways.
Changing the Set Speed You can increase the set cruising speed in any of these ways: Press and hold the RES/ACCEL ● button. When you reach the desired cruising speed, release the button. To increase your speed in very ● small amounts, tap the RES/ ACCEL button.
Cruise Control Canceling Cruise Control CRUISE BUTTON CANCEL BUTTON You can cancel cruise control in any of these ways: Tap the brake or clutch pedal. ● Press the CANCEL button on the ● steering wheel. Press the CRUISE button on the ●...
Before you begin driving your vehicle, you should know what gasoline to use and how to check the levels of important fluids. You also need to know how to properly store luggage or packages. The information in this section will help you.
Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation Break-in Period Help assure your vehicle's future reliability and performance by paying extra attention to how you drive during the first 600 miles (1,000 km). During this period: Avoid full-throttle starts and rapid ● acceleration. Avoid hard braking for the first 200 ●...
Refueling 1. Park with the driver's side closest to the service station pump. FUEL FILL DOOR Pull out Push 2. Outside of the vehicle, push on the right side edge of the fuel fill door in the middle. The fuel fill door will pop up slightly.
Service Station Procedures Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. Stop the engine, and keep ● heat, sparks, and flame away. Handle fuel only outdoors. ● Wipe up spills immediately. ● 5.
SUPPORT ROD CLIP GRIP 3. Holding the grip, pull the support rod out of its clip. Insert the end into the designated hole in the hood. To close the hood, lift it up slightly to remove the support rod from the hole.
Service Station Procedures Engine Coolant Check RESERVE TANK Look at the coolant level in the radiator reserve tank. Make sure it is between the MAX and MIN lines. If it is below the MIN line, see Adding Engine Coolant on page 256 for information on adding the proper coolant.
Actual Mileage and EPA Fuel Economy Estimates Comparison. 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.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy Factors The following factors can lower your vehicle's fuel economy: Aggressive driving (hard ● acceleration and braking) Excessive idling, accelerating and ● braking in stop-and-go traffic Cold engine operation (engines ● are more efficient when warmed Driving with a heavy load or the air ●...
Avoid excessive idling － Idling ● results in 0 miles per gallon. Minimize the use of the air ● 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.
Accessories and Modifications Modifying your vehicle, or installing some non-Honda accessories, can make it unsafe. Before you make any modifications or add any accessories, be sure to read the following information. Accessories Your dealer has Honda accessories that allow you to personalize your vehicle.
Modifying Your Vehicle Removing parts from your vehicle, or replacing components with non- Honda components could seriously affect your vehicle's handling, stability, and reliability. Here are some examples: Lowering your vehicle with a non- ● Honda suspension kit that significantly reduces ground clearance can allow the undercarriage to hit speed bumps or other raised objects, which...
Carrying Cargo CARGO AREA REAR SIDE POCKET FRONT DOOR POCKETS (RIGHT SIDE) CARGO FLOOR BOX* SEAT UNDER BOX ꭧ1: If equipped ꭧ2: All Canadian models with automatic transmission UPPER GLOVE BOX CENTER POCKET SEAT-BACK POCKET* LOWER GLOVE BOX Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas: Upper glove box ●...
Load Limits (Payload) The maximum load for your vehicle is 850 lbs (385 kg). See Tire And Loading Information label attached to the driver's doorjamb. Label Example This figure includes the total weight of all occupants, cargo, and accessories, and the tongue load if you are towing a trailer.
Carrying Cargo 4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if the ‘‘XXX’’ amount equals 1,400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb. passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs.
Carrying Cargo in the Passenger Compartment Store or secure all items that could ● be thrown around and hurt someone during a crash. Be sure items placed on the floor ● behind the front seats cannot roll under the seats and interfere with the driver's ability to operate the pedals, the proper operation of the seats, or proper operation of the...
Carrying Cargo Cargo Hooks ꭧ HOOK ꭧ: If equipped HOOK The two or four hooks on the floor can be used to install a net for securing items. Your vehicle also has cargo hooks on side panel in the cargo area. They are designed to hold light items.
This section gives you tips on starting the engine under various conditions, and how to operate the manual and automatic transmissions. It also includes important information on parking your vehicle, the braking system, the vehicle stability assist (VSA ), and the tire pressure ®...
Driving Guidelines On Sport model Your vehicle is designed to give you optimum handling and performance on well-maintained roads. As part of this design, your vehicle has minimum ground clearance. Use caution if you ever drive your ● vehicle on very rough or rutted roads.
You should do the following checks and adjustments before you drive your vehicle. 1. Make sure all windows, mirrors, and outside lights are clean and unobstructed. Remove frost, snow, or ice. 2. Check that the hood is fully closed. 3. Visually check the tires. If a tire looks low, use a gauge to check its pressure (see page 273).
Starting the Engine 1. Apply the parking brake. 2. In cold weather, turn off all electrical accessories to reduce the drain on the battery. Manual transmission: Press the clutch pedal down all the way. The START (III) position does not function unless the clutch pedal is pressed.
The manual transmission is synchronized in all forward gears for smooth operation. It has a lockout so you cannot shift directly from fifth to reverse. When shifting up or down, make sure you push the clutch pedal down all the way, shift to the next gear, and let the pedal up gradually.
Manual Transmission Recommended Shift Points Drive in the highest gear that lets the engine run and accelerate smoothly. This will give you good fuel economy and effective emissions control. The following shift points are recommended: Shift up Normal acceleration 1st to 2nd 15 mph (24 km/h) 2nd to 3rd 27 mph (44 km/h)
Shift Lever Position Indicators U.S. Sport model These indicators on the instrument panel show which position the shift lever is in. The ‘‘D’’ indicator comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it flashes while driving (in any shift position), it indicates a possible problem in the transmission.
Automatic Transmission All models except U.S. Sport To shift from: Do this: Press the brake pedal, and P to R press the shift lever release button. R to P N to R Press the shift lever release to 2 button. 2 to 1 1 to 2 2 to D...
Reverse (R) － Press the brake pedal and press the release button on the front of the shift lever to shift from Park to reverse. To shift from reverse to neutral, come to a complete stop, and then shift. Press the release button before shifting into reverse from neutral.
Automatic Transmission All models except U.S. Sport First (1) － To shift from second to first, press the release button on the front of the shift lever. This position locks the transmission in first gear. By upshifting and downshifting , and D, you can through 1, 2, D operate the transmission much like a manual transmission without a clutch...
Shift Lock Release This allows you to move the shift lever out of Park if the normal method of pushing on the brake pedal and pressing the release button does not work. 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
Driving with the Paddle Shifters (Sport only) Using the Paddle Shifters in D position (D-Paddle Shift Mode) U.S. models only When you are driving in D position, you can shift the transmission up or down manually with the paddle shifters. To shift up or down, use the ＋...
Downshifting with the paddle shifter allows you to increase the engine braking when going down steep or long hills, and provides more power when climbing uphills. You can upshift the transmission manually to reduce the rpm. Driving in the higher gear helps fuel economy. The transmission control system monitors the accelerator pedal use and your driving conditions.
Driving with the Paddle Shifters (Sport only) When you pull and hold the ＋ (right) paddle shifter, the transmission automatically returns to drive mode (D). If there is a problem in the transmission while you are driving with the paddle shifters, the D indicator flashes, the D-paddle shift mode is canceled, and the transmission returns to drive mode...
When you accelerate from a stop, the transmission starts in first gear, and you must manually upshift between first and fifth gears. Make sure you upshift before the engine speed reaches the tachometer's red zone. The transmission remains in the selected gear (5, 4, 3, 2, or 1).
Driving with the Paddle Shifters (Sport only) If the vehicle speed decreases below the redline of the selected lower gear while the indicator is flashing, the transmission downshifts, and the indicator displays the selected gear. You upshift before the engine ●...
Always use the parking brake when you park your vehicle. Make sure the parking brake is set firmly, or your vehicle may roll if it is parked on an incline. If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, set the parking brake before you put the transmission in Park.
Braking System Your vehicle is equipped with front disc brakes. The brakes on the rear wheels are drum. A power assist helps reduce the effort needed on the brake pedal. The anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps you retain steering control when braking very hard.
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps prevent the wheels from locking up, and helps you retain steering control by pumping the brakes rapidly, much faster than a person can do it. The electronic brake distribution (EBD) system, which is part of the ABS, also balances the front-to-rear braking distribution according to vehicle loading.
Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) If the ABS indicator and the brake system indicator come on together, and the parking brake is fully released, the EBD system may also be shut down. Test your brakes as instructed on page 305. If the brakes feel normal, drive slowly and have your vehicle repaired by your dealer as soon as possible.
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA If equipped The vehicle stability assist (VSA) system helps to stabilize the vehicle during cornering if the vehicle turns more or less than desired. It also assists you in maintaining traction while accelerating on loose or slippery road surfaces.
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA VSA OFF Switch VSA OFF SWITCH This switch is under the driver's side beverage holder. To turn the VSA system on and off, press and hold it until you hear a beep. When VSA is off, the VSA off indicator comes on as a reminder.
U.S. models only Your vehicle is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that turns on every time you start the engine and monitors the pressure in your tires while driving. Each tire has its own pressure sensor (not including the spare tire). If the air pressure of a tire becomes significantly low, the sensor in that tire immediately sends a signal that...
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) For example, if you check and fill your tires in a warm area, then drive in extremely cold weather, the tire pressure will be lower than measured and could be underinflated and cause the low tire pressure indicator to come on.
Changing a Tire with TPMS If you have a flat tire, the low tire pressure indicator will come on. Replace the flat tire with the compact spare tire (see page 284). Each wheel (except the compact spare tire wheel) is equipped with a tire pressure sensor mounted inside the tire behind the valve stem.
Towing a Trailer, Towing Your Vehicle Behind a Motorhome Towing a Trailer Your vehicle is not designed to tow a trailer. Attempting to do so can void your warranties. Towing Your Vehicle Behind a Motorhome Your vehicle can be towed behind a motorhome at legal highway speeds up to 65 mph (100 km/h).
5. Release the parking brake. Manual transmission: 1. Move the shift lever into the Neutral position. 2. Release the parking brake. Leave the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) position so the steering wheel does not lock. Make sure the radio and any items plugged into the accessory power sockets are turned off so you do not run down the battery.
Towing Your Vehicle Behind a Motorhome When towing your vehicle for long periods, remove the 30A Radio fuse to reduce drain on battery. This fuse is located in the interior fuse box and shown as number 61 below. Only remove the fuse after you have performed the transmission shifting procedure, and the key is in the ACCESSORY (I) position.
Towing Your Vehicle Behind a Motorhome Automatic transmission If you tow a Fit behind a motorhome, the transmission fluid must be changed every 2 years or 30,000 miles (48,000 km), whichever comes first.
This section explains why it is important to keep your vehicle well maintained and how to follow basic maintenance safety precautions. This section also includes instructions on how to read the maintenance minder messages on the information display, and instructions for simple maintenance tasks you may want to take care of yourself.
Maintenance Safety All service items not detailed in this section should be performed by a certified technician or other qualified mechanic. Important Safety Precautions To eliminate potential hazards, read the instructions before you begin, and make sure you have the tools and skills required.
Your vehicle displays engine oil life and maintenance service items on the information display to show you when you should have your dealer perform engine oil replacement and indicated maintenance service. Based on the engine operating conditions and accumulated engine revolutions, the onboard computer in your vehicle calculates the remaining engine oil life and displays it as a...
Maintenance Minder MAINTENANCE ITEM CODE(S) ENGINE OIL LIFE MAINTENANCE MINDER INDICATOR INDICATOR If the remaining engine oil life is 15 to 6 percent, you will see the engine oil life indicator every time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.
The maintenance item code or codes indicate the main and sub items required at the time of the oil change (see page 248). You can switch the information display from the engine oil life display to the odometer or the trip meter.
Maintenance Minder To change the information display from the engine oil life display to the odometer, the trip meter or average fuel mileage, press and release the select/reset knob. When the engine oil life is 0 percent or negative mileage, the maintenance minder indicator ( ) remains on even if you change the information...
3. Press the select/reset knob for about 10 seconds. The engine oil life and the maintenance item code(s) will blink. 4. Press the select/reset knob for another 5 seconds. The maintenance item code(s) will disappear, and the engine oil life will reset to ‘‘100.’’...
Maintenance Minder However, service at a dealer is not mandatory to keep your warranties in effect. Maintenance may be done by any qualified service facility or person who is skilled in this type of automotive service. Make sure to have the service facility or person reset the display as previously described.
Symbol Maintenance Main Items ꭧ1 ● Replace engine oil ● Replace engine oil and oil filter ● Inspect front and rear brakes ● Check parking brake adjustment ● Inspect these items: ● Tie rod ends, steering gear box, and boots ●...
ENGINE OIL FILL CAP Unscrew and remove the engine oil fill cap on the valve cover. Pour in the oil slowly and carefully so you do not spill any. Clean up any spills immediately. Spilled oil could damage components in the engine compartment.
Adding Engine Oil, Changing the Engine Oil and Filter Synthetic Oil You may use a synthetic motor oil if it meets the same requirements given for a conventional motor oil, it displays the API Certification Seal, and it is the proper weight. You must follow the oil and filter change intervals shown on the information display.
OIL FILTER 3. Remove the oil filter, and let the remaining oil drain. A special wrench (available from your dealer) is required. Make sure the oil filter gasket is not stuck to the engine block. If it is, remove it before installing a new oil filter.
Engine Coolant Adding Engine Coolant RESERVE TANK If the coolant level in the reserve tank is at or below the MIN line, add coolant to bring it up to the MAX line. Inspect the cooling system for leaks. Always use Honda Long-life Anti- freeze/Coolant Type 2.
RADIATOR CAP 1. Make sure the engine and radiator are cool. 2. Relieve any pressure in the cooling system by turning the radiator cap counterclockwise, without pressing down. 3. Remove the radiator cap by pushing down and turning counterclockwise. RESERVE TANK 4.
Windshield Washers Check the fluid level in the windshield washer reservoir at least monthly during normal use. This reservoir supplies the windshield and rear window washers. Fill up to here WINDSHIELD WASHER RESERVOIR To check the On U.S. models: windshield washer fluid level, open the hood and look for the windshield washer reservoir located behind the right headlight.
Automatic Transmission Fluid DIPSTICK Check the fluid level with the engine at normal operating temperature. 1. Park the vehicle on level ground. Start the engine, let it run until the radiator fan comes on, then shut off the engine. For accurate results, wait about 60 seconds (but no longer than 90 seconds) before doing step 2.
Transmission Fluid Use only Honda Genuine ATF-Z1 (automatic transmission fluid). Do not mix with other transmission fluids. Using transmission fluid other than Honda Genuine ATF-Z1 may cause deterioration in transmission operation and durability, and could result in damage to the transmission. Damage resulting from the use of transmission fluid other than Honda Genuine ATF-Z1 is not covered by the...
Check the brake fluid level in the reservoirs monthly. There are up to two reservoirs, depending on the model. They are: Brake fluid reservoir (all models) ● Clutch fluid reservoir ● (manual transmission models only) Replace the brake fluid according to the time recommendation in the maintenance minder schedule.
Brake and Clutch Fluid, Lights Clutch Fluid Manual Transmission only The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the side of the reservoir. If it is not, add brake fluid to bring it up to that level. Use the same fluid specified for the brake system.
4. Unclip the end of the hold-down wire from its slot. Pivot the wire out of the way, then remove the bulb. 5. Install the new bulb into the hole, making sure the tabs are in their slots. Pivot the hold-down wire back in place, and clip the end into the slot.
Lights 5. Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. Replacing a Front Turn Signal Light Bulb 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the socket by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise. 3. Remove the bulb from the socket by pushing the bulb in and turning it counterclockwise until it unlocks.
Replacing a Fog Light Bulb On Sport model The fog lights use halogen bulbs. When replacing a bulb, handle it carefully. See page 262 for more information. SCREW 1. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screw. 2. To remove the fog light assembly, pull it out of the bumper.
Lights Replacing Rear Bulbs LIGHT ASSEMBLY COVER 1. Open the tailgate. Place a cloth on the edge of the light assembly cover to prevent scratches. Remove the cover by carefully prying in the notch on its middle edge with a flat-tip screwdriver. 2.
Cleaning the Seat Belts LOOP If your seat belts get dirty, use a soft brush with a mixture of mild soap and warm water to clean them. Do not use bleach, dye, or cleaning solvents. Let the belts air-dry before you use the vehicle.
Floor Mats, Audio Antenna, Dust and Pollen Filter If you remove the driver's floor mat, make sure to re-anchor it when you put it back in your vehicle. If you use a non-Honda floor mats, make sure they fit properly and that they can be anchored securely.
Check the condition of the wiper blades at least every six months. Replace them if you find signs of cracking in the rubber, areas that are getting hard, or if they leave streaks and unwiped areas when used. WIPER ARMS To replace a front wiper blade: 1.
Wiper Blades WIPER ARM Pivot the blade assembly toward ● the wiper arm until it releases from the wiper arm. When replacing a wiper blade, make sure not to drop the wiper blade or wiper arm down on the windshield. BLADE 3.
5. Place the top of the wiper blade on the end of the blade assembly, and slide the blade onto the assembly. Make sure the blade is completely installed. 6. Slide the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm. Push down the lock tab.
Wiper Blades 3. Slide the blade out of the holder. BLADE REINFORCEMENT 4. Examine the new wiper blades. If they have no plastic or metal reinforcement along the back edge, remove the metal reinforcement strips from the old wiper blade, and install them in the slots along the edge of the new blade.
To safely operate your vehicle, your tires must be the proper type and size, in good condition with adequate tread, and correctly inflated. The following pages give more detailed information on how to take care of your tires and what to do when they need to be replaced.
Tires If you check air pressures when the tires are hot [driven for several miles (kilometers)], you will see readings 4 to 6 psi (30 to 40 kPa, 0.3 to 0.4 kgf/cm ) higher than the cold readings. This is normal. Do not let air out to match the recommended cold air pressure.
Tire Inspection Every time you check inflation, you should also examine the tires for damage, foreign objects, and wear. You should look for: Bumps or bulges in the tread or ● side of the tire. Replace the tire if you find either of these conditions. Cuts, splits, or cracks in the side of ●...
Tires Tire Maintenance In addition to proper inflation, correct wheel alignment helps to decrease tire wear. If you find a tire is worn unevenly, have your dealer check the wheel alignment. Have your dealer check the tires if you feel a consistent vibration while driving.
It is best to replace all four tires at the same time. If that is not possible or necessary, replace the two front tires or two rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously affect your vehicle's handling. If you ever replace a wheel, make sure that the wheel's specifications match those of the original wheels.
Tires Winter Driving Tires marked ‘‘M ＋ S’’ or ‘‘All Season’’ on the sidewall have an all- weather tread design suitable for most winter driving conditions. For the best performance in snowy or icy conditions, you should install snow tires or tire chains. They may be required by local laws under certain conditions.
Wheels Clean the wheels as you would the rest of the exterior. Wash them with the same solution, and rinse them thoroughly. If equipped Aluminum alloy wheels have a protective clear-coat that keeps the aluminum from corroding and tarnishing. Cleaning the wheels with harsh chemicals (including some commercial wheel cleaners) or a stiff brush can damage the clear-coat.
Checking the Battery WARNING: Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash your hands after handling. If you need to connect the battery to a charger, disconnect both cables to prevent damaging your vehicle's electrical system. Always disconnect the negative (－) cable first, and reconnect it last.
If you need to park your vehicle for an extended period (more than 1 month), there are several things you should do to prepare it for storage. Proper preparation helps prevent deterioration and makes it easier to get your vehicle back on the road. If possible, store your vehicle indoors.
Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers the more common problems that motorists experience with their vehicles. It gives you information about how to safely evaluate the problem and what to do to correct it. If the problem has stranded you on the side of the road, you may be able to get going again.
Compact Spare Tire Except all Canadian models with automatic transmission Use the compact spare tire as a temporary replacement only. Get your regular tire repaired or replaced, and put it back on your vehicle as soon as you can. Check the inflation pressure of the compact spare tire every time you check the other tires.
Except all Canadian models with automatic transmission If you have a flat tire while driving, stop in a safe place to change it. Drive slowly along the shoulder until you get to an exit or an area to stop that is far away from the traffic lanes. The vehicle can easily roll off the jack, seriously injuring anyone underneath.
Changing a Flat Tire 6. Take the jack out of the cargo area. Turn the jack's end bracket counterclockwise to loosen it, then remove the jack by lifting it straight up. 7. Unscrew the wing bolt and take the spare tire out of its well. EXTENSION WHEEL NUT WHEEL COVER...
JACKING POINT 10. Place the jack under the jacking point nearest the tire you need to change. It is pointed to by a △ mark molded into the underside of the body (Sport model). Turn the end bracket clockwise until the top of the jack contacts the jacking point.
Changing a Flat Tire 14. 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.
normal spare tire tire 21. Place the flat tire face down in the spare tire well. 22. Secure the flat tire by screwing the wing bolt back into its hole. 23. Store the jack. Place the tool kit in the center of the flat tire. Loose items can fly around the interior in a crash and could seriously injure the occupants.
Changing a Flat Tire Installing a wheel cover CLIPS CLIPS All models except Sport and Canadian LX model with manual transmission 1. Make sure the wire support ring is hooked into the clips around the edge of the wheel cover. 2.
How to Use the Tire Repair Kit All Canadian models with automatic transmission To reduce weight, your vehicle is equipped with a tire repair kit instead of a spare tire. This kit will allow you to temporarily repair a flat tire under the following conditions: Only one tire is flat.
Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tire FLOOR LID TIRE REPAIR KIT STRAP 2. Open the tailgate. 3. Raise the cargo area floor lid by lifting it up with the back of the strap. Remove the tire repair kit. Your tire repair kit contains: An air pump with a power cord and ●...
If the date has not expired, shake the bottle thoroughly and proceed to step 5. TIRE VALVE BOTTLE HOSE 5. Screw the sealant filler hose onto the tire valve. Make sure the bottle remains upright to ensure all of the sealant flows into the tire.
Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tire In freezing temperatures, turn the engine on and leave it running while the flat tire is being serviced. Prolonged exposure to the cold may cause the vehicle's battery to weaken. Under cold conditions, safely start the vehicle's engine and keep the engine running at idle when operating the air pump.
AIR PRESSURE GAUGE DEFLATE BUTTON 14. Push the deflate button on the air pump until the air pressure gauge shows 0 psi. Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tire WHEEL LABEL 15. Remove the wheel label from the repair kit, wipe any dirt off the wheel with a clean cloth, and attach the label to the center of the wheel.
Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tire 19. Drive carefully within the speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) for 5 minutes. VALVE CAP TIRE VALVE AIR PUMP HOSE 20. Stop safely and check the pressure in the tire. Remove the tire valve cap, screw the air pump hose onto the tire valve, and check the air gauge.
If the pressure is lower than 32 psi (220 kPa) and higher than 19 psi (130 kPa), use the air pump to bring air to the desired level as described in step 11. Then drive to the nearest service station at no more than 50 mph (80 km/h).
If the Engine Won't Start Turn the ignition switch to the ● START (III) position. If the headlights do not dim, check the condition of the fuses. If the fuses are OK, there is probably something wrong with the electrical circuit for the ignition switch or starter motor.
Although this seems like a simple procedure, you should take several precautions. A battery can explode if you do not follow the correct procedure, seriously injuring anyone nearby. Keep all sparks, open flames, and smoking materials away from the battery. You cannot start your vehicle with an automatic transmission by pushing or pulling it.
Jump Starting 3. Remove the cover from the under- hood fuse box (see page 306). Connect one jumper cable to the positive (＋) terminal on your battery. Connect the other end to the positive (＋) terminal on the booster battery. 4.
The high temperature indicator should be off under most conditions. If the engine coolant temperature gets higher than normal, the indicator will blink. If it stays on, you should determine the reason (hot day, driving up a steep hill, etc.). If the vehicle overheats, you should take immediate action.
If the Engine Overheats 5. Look for any obvious coolant leaks, such as a split radiator hose. Everything is still extremely hot, so use caution. If you find a leak, it must be repaired before you continue driving (see Emergency Towing on page 311).
Low Oil Pressure Indicator This indicator should never come on when the engine is running. If it starts flashing or stays on, the oil pressure has dropped very low or lost pressure. Serious engine damage is possible, and you should take immediate action.
Malfunction Indicator Lamp If this indicator comes on while driving, it means one of the engine's emissions control systems may have a problem. Even though you may feel no difference in your vehicle's performance, it can reduce your fuel economy and cause increased emissions.
U.S. Canada Brake System Indicator (Red) The brake system indicator (red) normally comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and as a reminder to check the parking brake. It will stay on if you do not fully release the parking brake.
Fuses INTERIOR FUSE LID The vehicle's fuses are contained in two fuse boxes. The interior fuse box is behind the fuse lid. To access it, pull the fuse lid toward you. INTERIOR FUSE LABEL UNDER-HOOD (On Battery) The under-hood fuse box is on the positive terminal of the battery.
Checking and Replacing Fuses If something electrical in your vehicle stops working, check for a blown fuse first. Determine from the chart on pages 309 and 310, or the diagram on the fuse label, which fuse or fuses control that device. Check those fuses first, but check all the fuses before deciding that a blown fuse is the cause.
Fuses BLOWN 5. Look for a blown wire inside the fuse. If it is blown, replace it with one of the spare fuses of the same rating or lower. If you cannot drive the vehicle 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.
INTERIOR FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected 10 A Back Up ꭧ (7.5 A) TPMS 20 A Driver's Power Window － Not Used 10 A Back Up Light 10 A ꭧ (10 A) Transmission SOL 7.5 A ꭧ (20 A) Fog Light ꭧ...
Fuse Locations Amps. Circuits Protected 10 A Right Headlight High Beam 15 A － Not Used 20 A Rear Defogger ꭧ ꭧ 10 A Heated Mirror 30 A Front Wiper 30 A Blower Motor ꭧ 30 A ABS/VSA Motor 20 A Rear Defogger 30 A 50 A/...
If your vehicle needs to be towed, call a professional towing service or organization. Never tow your vehicle with just a rope or chain. It is very dangerous. There are two ways to tow your vehicle: － The operator Flat-bed Equipment loads your vehicle on the back of a truck.
Emergency Towing, If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck Trying to lift or tow your vehicle by the bumpers will cause serious damage. The bumpers are not designed to support the vehicle's weight. The steering system can be damaged if the steering wheel is locked. Leave the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) position, and make sure the steering wheel turns freely before you begin...
3. Screw the towing hook into the bolt hole behind the bumper, then tighten the hook securely with the extension. To avoid damage to your vehicle, use the towing hook for straight, flat ground towing only. Do not tow at an angle.
The diagrams in this section give you the dimensions and capacities of your vehicle and the locations of the identification numbers. It also includes information you should know about your vehicle's tires and emissions control systems. Identification Numbers Specifications DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) Uniform Tire Quality Grading...
Identification Numbers Your vehicle has several identifying numbers in various places. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the 17-digit number your dealer uses to register your vehicle for warranty purposes. It is also necessary for licensing and insuring your vehicle.
The engine number is stamped into the front of the engine block. The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. Identification Numbers ENGINE NUMBER TRANSMISSION NUMBER...
Specifications Dimensions Length Width Height Wheelbase Track Front Rear ꭧ1: All models except Sport ꭧ2: Sport model Weights Gross vehicle weight rating See the certification label attached to the driver's doorjamb. Seating Capacities Total Front Rear Engine 161.6 in (4,105 mm) Type 66.7 in (1,695 mm) Bore x Stroke...
Capacities Fuel tank Approx. 10.6 US gal (40 L) ꭧ1 Engine oil Change Including 3.8 US qt (3.6 L) filter Without 3.6 US qt (3.4 L) filter Total 4.4 US qt (4.2 L) Engine Automatic coolant transmission ꭧ2 Change 1.19 US gal (4.5 L) Total 1.32 US gal (5.0 L) Manual...
Specifications Battery 12 V － 32 AH/5 HR Capacity 12 V － 34 AH/5 HR 12 V － 40 AH/20 HR Fuses Interior See page 309 or the fuse label attached to the dashboard. Under-hood See page 310 or the fuse box cover.
The tires on your vehicle meet all U.S. Federal Safety Requirements. All tires are also graded for treadwear, traction, and temperature performance according to Department of Transportation (DOT) standards. The following explains these gradings. Uniform Tire Quality Grading Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and maximum section width.
DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) Temperature The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
The tires that came on your vehicle have a number of markings. Those you should be aware of are described below. TIRE LABELING EXAMPLE (1) Tire Size (2) Tire Identification Number (TIN) (3) Maximum Tire Pressure (4) Maximum Tire Load Tire Size Whenever tires are replaced, they should be replaced with tires of the...
Tire Labeling, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) － Required Federal Explanation Glossary of Tire Terminology Cold Tire Pressure - The tire air pressure when the vehicle has been parked for at least three hours or driven less than 1 mile (1.6km). Load Rating - Means the maximum load that a tire is rated to carry for a given inflation presure.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) － Required Federal Explanation Driving on a significantly under- inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle's handling and stopping ability.
The Clean Air Act ꭧ The United States Clean Air Act sets standards for automobile emissions. It also requires that automobile manufacturers explain to owners how their emissions controls work and what to do to maintain them.
Exhaust Emissions Controls The exhaust emissions controls include four systems: PGM-FI, ignition timing control, exhaust gas recirculation, and three way catalytic converter. These four systems work together to control the engine's combustion and minimize the amount of HC, CO, and NOx that come out the tailpipe.
Three Way Catalytic Converter The three way catalytic converter contains precious metals that serve as catalysts, promoting chemical reactions to convert the exhaust gasses without affecting the metals. The catalytic converter is referred to as a three-way catalyst, since it acts on HC, CO, and NOx.
Testing of Readiness Codes If you take your vehicle for an emissions test shortly after the battery has been disconnected or gone dead, it may not pass the test. This is because of certain ‘‘readiness codes’’ that must be set in the on- board diagnostics for the emissions systems.
Emissions Testing 7. Select a nearby lightly traveled major highway where you can maintain a speed of 50 to 60 mph (80 to 97 km/h) for at least 20 minutes. Drive on the highway in D (automatic) or 5th (manual). Do not use the cruise control.
If you are dissatisfied with the decision made by the dealership's management, contact Honda Customer Service. U.S. Owners: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Automobile Customer Service Mail Stop 500-2N-7A 1919 Torrance Boulevard Torrance, California 90501-2746 Tel: (800) 999-1009 Canadian Owners: Customer Relations Honda Canada Inc.
U.S. Owners Your new vehicle is covered by these warranties: － New Vehicle Limited Warranty covers your new vehicle, except for the battery, emissions control systems, and accessories against defects in materials and workmanship. Emissions Control Systems Defects Warranty and Emissions －...
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Vehicles) If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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Accessories and Modifications ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Position) Accessory Power Socket Additives, Engine Oil Adjusting the Steering Wheel Advanced Airbags Airbag (SRS) 9, 22 Air Conditioning System Usage Air Pressure, Tires 273, 274 Alcohol in Gasoline Antifreeze Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) Indicator Light 62, 231 Operation Anti-theft, Audio System...
Index Bulb Replacement Back-up Lights Brake Lights Fog Lights Front Parking Lights Front Side Marker Lights Front Turn Signal Lights Headlights Rear Bulbs Specifications Taillights Turn Signal Lights 263, 266 Bulbs, Halogen Capacities Chart Carbon Monoxide Hazard Cargo Cargo Hook Cargo, How to Carry Carrying Cargo CAUTION, Explanation of...
Index Engine Adding Engine Coolant Coolant Temperature Indicator If it Won't Start Malfunction Indicator 60, 304 Lamp Oil Life Indicator Oil Pressure Indicator 60, 303 Oil, What Kind to Use Overheating Specifications Speed Limiter 218, 222 Starting Engine Coolant Engine Number Ethanol in Gasoline Evaporative Emissions Controls...
Manual Transmission Glove Box Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) Halogen Headlight Bulbs Hazard Warning Flashers Headlights 74, 75 Aiming Daytime Running Lights (Canada only) High Beam Indicator High Beams, Turning on Lights On Indicator Low Beams, Turning on Reminder Chime 74, 75 Replacing Halogen Bulbs Turning on...
Meters, Gauges Methanol in Gasoline Mirrors, Adjusting Modifications Modifying Your Vehicle Neutral Gear Position New Vehicle Break-in Normal Shift Speeds NOTICE, Explanation of Numbers, Identification Octane Requirement, Gasoline Odometer Odometer, Trip Change, How to Change, When to Checking Engine Life, Engine Pressure Indicator 60, 303 Selecting Proper Viscosity...
Index Radiator Overheating Radio/Disc Sound System Radio Theft Protection Readiness Codes Rear Lights, Bulb Replacement Rearview Mirror Rear Window Defogger Rear Window Wiper and Washer Recommended Shift Speeds Refueling Reminder Indicators Remote Audio Controls Remote Transmitter Replacement Information Dust and Pollen Filter Engine Oil and Filter Fuses Light Bulbs...
Service Intervals Service Manual (U.S. only) Service Station Procedures Setting the Clock Shifting the Automatic Transmission Shift Lever Position Indicators Shift Lock Release Side Airbags How the Side Airbag Off Indicator Works How Your Side Airbags Work Side Curtain Airbags How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work Side Marker Lights, Bulb...
Index Technical Descriptions DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) Emissions Control Systems Three Way Catalytic Converter Tire Labeling Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) － Required Federal Explanation Temperature Indicator Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tire Tensioners, Seat Belts Tether Anchorage Points Theft Protection, Radio Three Way Catalytic Converter...
Used Oil, How to Dispose of Vehicle Capacity Load Vehicle Dimensions Vehicle Identification Number Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA ® aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System VSA OFF Indicator Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System VSA OFF Indicator VSA OFF Switch VSA System Indicator Vehicle Storage Ventilation Viscosity, Oil...
Service Information Summary Gasoline: Unleaded gasoline, pump octane number of 87 or higher. Fuel Tank Capacity: 10.6 US gal (40 L) Recommended Engine Oil: API Premium grade 5W-20 detergent oil (see page 253). Oil change capacity (including filter): 3.8 US qt (3.6 L) Automatic Transmission Fluid: Honda Genuine ATF-Z1 (automatic transmission fluid)