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  • Page 1

    As you read this manual, you will find information that is preceded by information is intended to help you avoid damage to your vehicle, other property, or the environment. 2010 Pilot Introduction symbol. This...

  • Page 2

    This vehicle is equipped with service-related devices that record information about powertrain performance. The data can be used to verify emissions law requirements and/or help technicians diagnose and solve service problems. It may also be combined with data from other sources for research purposes, but it remains confidential. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 3

    Safety Section − how to use this vehicle correctly and safely. Instructions − This entire book is filled with important safety information carefully. 2010 Pilot A Few Words About Safety and one of , or CAUTION please read it −...

  • Page 4: Important Handling Information

    For information on how to reduce the risk of rollover, read ‘‘Driving Guidelines’’ on page of this manual and the section on page . Failure to operate your vehicle correctly might result in loss of Off-Highway Driving Guidelines control or an accident. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    2010 Pilot Online Reference Owner's Manual Owner's Identification Form Your Vehicle at a Glance (main controls) Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) Instruments and Controls (indicators, gauges, multi-information display, dashboard, and steering column) (climate control, audio, steering wheel, rear entertainment, security, cruise control, and HomeLink )

  • Page 6

    Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and details how to handle them. 2010 Pilot Technical Information ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information. Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S.

  • Page 7: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    : If equipped * * MOONROOF SWITCH (P.67) (P.168) (P.82) AUXILIARY INPUT HEADPHONE (P.169) * JACKS (P.347) CONNECTORS 2010 Pilot Your Vehicle at a Glance * HomeLink BUTTONS MIRROR CONTROL (P.357) AUTO BUTTON (P.170) PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.11, AUDIO SYSTEM (P.208) HEATING/COOLING (P.192)

  • Page 8: Voice Control Steering Wheel

    * STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS (P.311) BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK SYSTEM VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.361) * HORN VOICE CONTROL (P.169) * BUTTONS 2010 Pilot * HAZARD WARNING PASSENGER AIRBAG BUTTON (P.130) OFF INDICATOR (P.36) * WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ WASHERS (P.124) VTM-4 LOCK BUTTON...

  • Page 9: Driver And Passenger Safety (seat Belts, Srs, And Child Protection)

    Additional Safety Precautions . Protecting Children − General Guidelines All Children Must Be Restrained 2010 Pilot Driver and Passenger Safety All Children Should Sit in a Back Seat The Passenger’s Front Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks If You Must Drive with Several...

  • Page 10: Important Safety Precautions

    (see pages − 2010 Pilot Be Aware of Airbag Hazards While airbags can save lives, they can cause serious or fatal injuries to occupants who sit too close to them, or are not properly restrained.

  • Page 11

    Never drive faster than is safe for current conditions, regardless of the maximum speed posted. 2010 Pilot Important Safety Precautions Keep Your Vehicle in Safe Condition Having a tire blowout or a mechanical failure can be extremely hazardous.

  • Page 12: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

    (7) Front Airbags (8) Side Airbags (9) Side Curtain Airbags (10) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (11) Door Locks 2010 Pilot Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash. Some features do not require any action on your part.

  • Page 13: Seat Belts

    In addition, most states and all Canadian provinces and territories require you to wear seat belts. 2010 Pilot Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash, even though your vehicle has airbags.

  • Page 14

    2010 Pilot Of course, seat belts cannot completely protect you in every crash. But in most cases, seat belts can reduce your risk of serious injury.

  • Page 15: Airbags

    (see page for more information on how your side airbags work). 2010 Pilot Your Vehicle’s Safety Features In addition, your vehicle has side curtain airbags to help protect the heads of the driver, front passenger,...

  • Page 16

    A front passenger should move their seat as far back from the dashboard as possible. 2010 Pilot The rest of this section gives more detailed information about how you can maximize your safety. Remember, however, that no safety...

  • Page 17: Protecting Adults And Teens

    You will see the appropriate indicator(s) for each condition. 2010 Pilot Protecting Adults and Teens On Touring models Your vehicle also has a tailgate, glass hatch, and door open indicator on...

  • Page 18

    When the glass hatch, tailgate, and one or more doors are open, the ‘‘DOOR, HATCH & TAILGATE OPEN’’ message will come on. 2010 Pilot Locking the doors, the glass hatch, and the tailgate reduces the chance of someone being thrown out of the...

  • Page 19: Adjust The Front Seats

    2010 Pilot Protecting Adults and Teens Sitting too close to a front airbag can result in serious injury or death if the front airbags inflate.

  • Page 20: Adjust The Seat-backs

    2010 Pilot Adjust the Head Restraints Adjust the driver’s head restraint so the center of the back of your head rests against the center of the restraint.

  • Page 21: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

    2010 Pilot Protecting Adults and Teens Position the lap part of the belt as low as possible across your hips, then pull up on the shoulder part of the belt so the lap part fits snugly.

  • Page 22

    RELEASE BUTTON 2010 Pilot The front seats and second row seats have adjustable seat belt anchors. To adjust the height of an anchor,...

  • Page 23: Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

    2010 Pilot Protecting Adults and Teens In addition, an occupant who is out of position in the front seat can be...

  • Page 24: Advice For Pregnant Women

    When riding as a front passenger, adjust the seat as far back as possible. 2010 Pilot This will reduce the risk of injuries to both you and your unborn child that can be caused by a crash or an inflating front airbag.

  • Page 25: Additional Safety Precautions

    2010 Pilot Protecting Adults and Teens Do not attach or place objects on Objects on the front airbag covers.

  • Page 26: Your Seat Belts

    6 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position. 2010 Pilot If either the driver or a front passenger does not fasten their seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals.

  • Page 27: Lap/shoulder Belt

    After exiting the vehicle, be sure the belt is out of the way and will not get closed in the door. 2010 Pilot All seat belts have an emergency locking retractor. In normal driving, the retractor lets you move freely in your seat while it keeps some tension on the belt.

  • Page 28: Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

    When activated, the tensioners immediately tighten the belts to help hold the driver and a front passenger in position. 2010 Pilot The tensioners are designed to activate in any collision severe enough to cause the front airbags to...

  • Page 29: Seat Belt Maintenance

    If the automatic seat belt tensioners activate during a crash, they must be replaced. 2010 Pilot Not checking or maintaining seat belts can result in serious injury or death if the seat belts do not work properly when needed.

  • Page 30: Additional Information About Your Airbags

    (7) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors (8) Side Impact Sensors (First) (9) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator (10) Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensors (11) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors Control Unit/ OPDS Sensors Control Unit (12) Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Indicator (12) 2010 Pilot (11) (10)

  • Page 31

    (15) Side Impact Sensors (Second) (16) Side Curtain Airbags Additional Information About Your Airbags (16) (15) 2010 Pilot Your Airbag System includes: Two SRS (supplemental restraint system) front airbags. The driver’s airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger’s airbag is stored in the...

  • Page 32

    ON (II) position. 2010 Pilot An indicator on the instrument panel that alerts you to a possible problem with your airbags, sensors, or seat belt tensioners...

  • Page 33: How Your Front Airbags Work

    (see page 2010 Pilot After inflating, the front airbags immediately deflate, so they won’t interfere with the driver’s visibility, or the ability to steer or operate other controls.

  • Page 34

    This provides longer airbag inflation time with a little less force. 2010 Pilot Dual-Threshold Airbags Your front airbags are also dual- threshold airbags. Airbags with this feature have two deployment...

  • Page 35

    If there is a problem with the sensor, the SRS indicator will come on, and the airbag will inflate in the normal manner regardless of the driver’s seating position. 2010 Pilot PASSENGER’S SEAT WEIGHT SENSOR The passenger’s advanced front airbag system has weight sensors under the seat.

  • Page 36: How Your Side Airbags Work

    ). If it is not, the mat may interfere with the proper operation of the sensors and operation of the seat. 2010 Pilot How Your Side Airbags Work If you ever have a moderate to severe side impact, sensors will...

  • Page 37

    Objects placed on the front passenger seat can also cause the side airbag to be shut off. 2010 Pilot If the side airbag off indicator comes on (see page ), have the passenger sit upright. Once the passenger is out of the airbag’s...

  • Page 38: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work

    If the impact is on the passenger’s side, the passenger’s side curtain airbag will inflate even if there are no occupants on that side of the vehicle. 2010 Pilot In a Rollover If the rollover sensor detects your vehicle is about to roll over, it signals...

  • Page 39: How The Srs Indicator Works

    Have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible if the SRS indicator alerts you to a possible problem. 2010 Pilot How the Side Airbag Off Indicator Works U.S. Canada This indicator alerts you that the passenger’s side airbag has been...

  • Page 40: How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

    2010 Pilot If the indicator comes on with no front seat passenger and no objects on the seat, or with an adult riding there, something may be interfering with the weight sensors.

  • Page 41: Airbag Service

    2010 Pilot Additional Safety Precautions Do not attempt to deactivate your Together, airbags and airbags.

  • Page 42

    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. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 43: All Children Must Be Restrained

    Infants and small children must be restrained in an approved child seat that is properly secured to the (see pages vehicle − 2010 Pilot General Guidelines − Children who are unrestrained or improperly restrained can be seriously injured or killed in a crash.

  • Page 44: All Children Should Sit In A Back Seat

    2010 Pilot Small Children Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger’s front airbag can...

  • Page 45: Protecting Children General Guidelines

    (U.S. models) and on the front visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels. Protecting Children U.S. Models SUN VISORS Canadian Models SUN VISORS 2010 Pilot General Guidelines − DASHBOARD...

  • Page 46: If You Must Drive With Several Children

    2010 Pilot If a child requires close physical attention or frequent visual contact, we strongly recommend that another adult ride with the child in a back seat.

  • Page 47: Additional Safety Precautions

    Canadian provinces/ territories, and can be very hazardous. 2010 Pilot General Guidelines − For example, infants and small children left in a vehicle on a hot day can die from heatstroke. A...

  • Page 48: Protecting Infants And Small Children

    2010 Pilot Rear-facing Child Seat Placement A rear-facing child seat can be placed in any seating position in the back seat, but not in the front.

  • Page 49: Protecting Small Children

    Many experts recommend use of a rear-facing seat up to age two, if the child’s height 2010 Pilot and weight are appropriate for a rear-facing seat. Of the different seats available, we recommend those that have a five- point harness system as shown.

  • Page 50

    2010 Pilot Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death if the front airbag inflates.

  • Page 51: Selecting A Child Seat

    Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. Look for FMVSS 213 or CMVSS 213 on the box. 2010 Pilot Selecting a Child Seat The child seat should be of the proper type and size to fit the child.

  • Page 52: Installing A Child Seat

    A child who is not properly secured in a child seat can be seriously injured in a crash. 2010 Pilot The following pages provide guidelines on how to properly install a child seat. A forward-facing child...

  • Page 53: With Latch

    LATCH. Do not attach two child seat connectors to a single lower anchor at a time. 2010 Pilot Installing a Child Seat Using the Outer LATCH To install a LATCH-compatible child seat in either outer second row seat:...

  • Page 54

    Whatever type you have, follow the child seat maker’s instructions for adjusting or tightening the fit. 2010 Pilot TETHER STRAP Lift the head restraint (see page ), then route the tether strap through the legs of the head...

  • Page 55

    Place the latch plate and anchor latch in their holding slots (see page 2010 Pilot Installing a Child Seat Follow step 1 through 4 as described previously to secure the child seat.

  • Page 56

    You can find lower anchors in the slits in the seat-backs. Follow steps 1 through 4 of the second row installation on pages 2010 Pilot Lower the head restraint first. Route the tether strap over the head restraint and seat-back, then...

  • Page 57: With A Lap/shoulder Belt

    2010 Pilot Installing a Child Seat To activate the lockable retractor, slowly pull the shoulder part of the...

  • Page 58: With A Tether

    To deactivate the lockable retractor and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract. 2010 Pilot Installing a Child Seat with a Tether A child seat with a tether can be installed in any seating position in the second or third row.

  • Page 59

    ), lift the head restraint, then route the tether strap over the seat-back and through the head restraint legs. 2010 Pilot Installing a Child Seat For the center seat, lower the head restraint, then route the tether strap over the head restraint and seat-back.

  • Page 60

    After properly securing the child seat (see page ), lower the head restraint. 2010 Pilot Route the tether strap over the head restraint, then attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the strap is not twisted.

  • Page 61: Protecting Larger Children

    2010 Pilot Protecting Larger Children Checking Seat Belt Fit To determine if a lap/shoulder belt properly fits a child, have the child...

  • Page 62: Using A Booster Seat

    2010 Pilot Some states, Canadian provinces and territories also require children to use a booster seat until they reach a given age or weight (e.g., 6 years or...

  • Page 63: Front

    2010 Pilot Protecting Larger Children Of course, children vary widely. And while age may be one indicator of...

  • Page 64: Additional Safety Precautions

    Two children should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. 2010 Pilot Do not put any accessories on a Devices intended to seat belt. improve a child’s comfort or...

  • Page 65: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Even with the door open, run the engine only long enough to move the vehicle out of the garage. 2010 Pilot Carbon Monoxide Hazard With the tailgate/glass hatch open, airflow can pull exhaust gas into your vehicle’s interior and create a...

  • Page 66: Safety Labels

    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. DASHBOARD U.S. models only RADIATOR CAP BATTERY LABEL 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 67

    SUN VISOR U.S. models Canadian models U.S. models DOORJAMBS U.S. models 2010 Pilot Safety Labels Canadian models...

  • Page 68

    2010 Pilot...

  • Page 69: Instruments And Controls (indicators, Gauges, Multi-information Display, Dashboard, And Steering Column)

    Ignition Switch Door Locks Childproof Door Locks Tailgate and Glass Hatch Power Tailgate Remote Transmitter Seats Detachable Anchor Seat Heaters 2010 Pilot Instruments and Controls Power Windows Moonroof Parking Brake Mirrors Driving Position Memory System Interior Lights Interior Convenience Items...

  • Page 70: Control Locations

    PEDAL Vehicle with navigation system is shown. : If equipped * MOONROOF SWITCH (P.67) (P.168) (P.82) ACCESSORY POWER (P.169) SOCKET (P.186) 2010 Pilot * * HomeLink BUTTONS MIRROR CONTROL (P.357) AUTO BUTTON (P.170) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.208) HEATING/COOLING CONTROLS CLIMATE CONTROL...

  • Page 71: Instrument Panel

    (P.78) SIDE AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.72) (P.79) LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P.80) WASHER LEVEL INDICATOR (P.80) SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.81) STARTER SYSTEM INDICATOR 2010 Pilot Instrument Panel (P.75) CRUISE MAIN INDICATOR (P.78) ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.72) CRUISE CONTROL INDICATOR (P.78) HIGH BEAM INDICATOR (P.78)

  • Page 72

    (P.78) ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR CRUISE CONTROL INDICATOR HIGH BEAM INDICATOR LOW FUEL INDICATOR DOOR-OPEN INDICATOR MESSAGE INDICATOR SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.87) 2010 Pilot (P.78) (P.72) (P.78) (P.78) PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.71) SEAT BELT REMINDER INDICATOR (P.69)

  • Page 73: Instrument Panel Indicators

    6 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position. 2010 Pilot Instrument Panel Indicators 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.

  • Page 74

    On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 2010 Pilot Malfunction Indicator Lamp For more information, see page On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘CHECK EMISSION SYSTEM’’ message on...

  • Page 75

    For more information, see page 2010 Pilot Instrument Panel Indicators On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘LOW BRAKE FLUID’’ or ‘‘CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM’’...

  • Page 76

    For more information, see page On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG OFF’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 2010 Pilot Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Indicator This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn...

  • Page 77

    VSA or Hill Start Assist systems. On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘CHECK VSA SYSTEM’’ message on the multi- information display (see page 2010 Pilot Instrument Panel Indicators Turn Signal and Hazard Warning Indicators The left or right turn signal indicator blinks when you signal a lane change or turn.

  • Page 78

    Check the tire pressure monitor on the multi-information display and determine the cause (see page 2010 Pilot If this happens, pull to the side of the road when it is safe, check which tire has lost pressure on the multi- information display, and determine the cause.

  • Page 79

    If you see a ‘‘CHECK STARTER SYSTEM’’ message on the multi- information display, there is a problem with the starter system (see page 2010 Pilot Instrument Panel Indicators Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Indicator Except Touring models This indicator normally comes on for...

  • Page 80

    On 4WD Touring models You will also see an ‘‘A/T TEMP HIGH’’ message on the multi- information display (see page 2010 Pilot Continuing to drive with the A/T temperature indicator on may cause serious damage to the transmission.

  • Page 81

    Most of the time, this indicator comes on along with other indicators in the instrument panel such as the seat belt reminder indicator, SRS indicator, VSA system indicator, etc. 2010 Pilot Instrument Panel Indicators VTM-4 Indicator 4WD models only This indicator normally comes on for...

  • Page 82

    Fog Light Indicator Except LX models This indicator comes on when you turn on the fog lights. For more information, see page 2010 Pilot High Beam Indicator This indicator comes on with the high beam headlights. For more information, see page...

  • Page 83

    Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. 2010 Pilot Instrument Panel Indicators Fuel Economy Indicator While the engine is operating in its most economical range, this indicator may come on and stay on.

  • Page 84

    2.9 U.S. gal (10.8 ) of fuel remaining in the tank. When the needle reaches E, there is a very small amount of fuel in the tank. 2010 Pilot On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘LOW FUEL’’ message on the multi-information display.

  • Page 85

    On Touring models The door, glass hatch, and tailgate open indicator appears on the multi- information display (see page 2010 Pilot Instrument Panel Indicators Tire Pressure Monitor Except Touring models The appropriate tire indicator will come on along with the low tire...

  • Page 86

    FUEL GAUGE TEMPERATURE GAUGE INFORMATION DISPLAY FUEL GAUGE TEMPERATURE GAUGE MULTI-INFORMATION DISPLAY 2010 Pilot Temperature Gauge This shows the temperature of the engine’s coolant. During normal operation, the pointer should rise to about the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, the pointer may rise to the upper zone.

  • Page 87

    ON (II) position, your last selection is displayed. On Touring models For information about the multi- information display, see page 2010 Pilot Gauges Odometer The odometer shows the total distance your vehicle has been driven. It measures miles in U.S.

  • Page 88

    When you reset a trip meter, the average fuel economy for that trip meter also resets. 2010 Pilot Range (Estimated Distance) This display shows the estimated distance you can travel on the fuel remaining in the tank.

  • Page 89

    Canadian models) warmer or cooler. The temperature must be NOTE: stabilized before doing this procedure. 2010 Pilot Gauges To adjust the outside temperature indicator, press and hold the select/ reset knob for 10 seconds. The following sequence will appear for 1 second each: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, −...

  • Page 90

    The ‘‘CHECK FUEL CAP’’ message will appear each time you restart the engine until the system turns the message off. 2010 Pilot If the system still detects a leak in your vehicle’s evaporative emissions system, the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) comes on. If the fuel fill...

  • Page 91: Multi-information Display

    (see page You can also change the display by pressing the select/reset knob in the instrument panel. 2010 Pilot Multi-Information Display With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, the multi-information display changes as shown on the...

  • Page 92

    Go to Customize Menu (See page 97) Go to HandsFreeLink Menu (See page 92) U.S. model is shown. (See page 89) Tire Pressure for each tire (See page 91) 2010 Pilot INFO button SEL/RESET button Trip Computer (See page 92)

  • Page 93

    Canadian provincial/ territorial regulations to disconnect, reset, or alter the odometer with the intent to change the number of miles or kilometers indicated. 2010 Pilot Multi-Information Display Trip Meter TRIP METER U.S. model is shown. This meter shows the number of miles (U.S.) or kilometers (Canada)

  • Page 94

    (see page Compass In the left corner of the lower segment, a compass indicates which direction your vehicle is pointed. 2010 Pilot Outside Temperature OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE U.S. Canada This shows the outside Fahrenheit temperature in U.S.

  • Page 95

    The engine oil life is calculated based on engine operating conditions and accumulated engine revolutions. For more information, see page 2010 Pilot Multi-Information Display Tire Pressure Monitor U.S. Canada When the tire pressure monitor is...

  • Page 96

    In Canada, visit www.honda.ca , or call 1- (888) 9-HONDA-9. 2010 Pilot Trip Computer Along with the trip meter, the trip computer calculates these values: Instant Fuel Economy Average Fuel Economy...

  • Page 97

    This shows the average speed you are traveling in miles per hour (mph) for U.S. models or kilometers per hour (km/h) for Canadian models. 2010 Pilot Multi-Information Display ELAPSED TIME A/B This shows the accumulated traveling time since you last reset it.

  • Page 98

    You will also hear a beep when the system message comes on for the first time. 2010 Pilot When there are several messages to be shown, the system switches the messages every 5 seconds. The message is shown until you push the INFO ( ) button.

  • Page 99

    See page See page See page See page U.S. See page Canada U.S. See page Canada U.S. See page Canada U.S. See page Canada 2010 Pilot Multi-Information Display See page See page See page See page See page See page CONTINUED...

  • Page 100

    Multi-Information Display See page See page See page See page U.S. See page Canada U.S. See page Canada See page See page See page See page 2010 Pilot See page See page See page See page See page...

  • Page 101

    To have the driver’s ID detected, make sure your remote transmitter is linked to the system (see Keyless Memory Settings on page 2010 Pilot Multi-Information Display If you want the settings as they were when the vehicle left the factory,...

  • Page 102

    Changes the setting of how to reset trip meter A, average fuel A, elapsed time A, and average speed Changes the driver’s seat and the outside mirror positions to a stored setting. 2010 Pilot Setting Option Page * ENGLISH...

  • Page 103

    Changes how long it takes (in seconds) for the doors to relock and the security system to set after you unlock but do not open the door. Set/Cancel all the customized settings as default. 2010 Pilot Multi-Information Display Setting Option Page...

  • Page 104

    If you want to cancel DEFAULT ALL, select CANCEL, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to the previous display. 2010 Pilot When DEFAULT ALL is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen returns to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY.

  • Page 105

    INFO ( / ) button to select CHG ▲ ▼ SETTING, then press the SEL/ RESET button. 2010 Pilot Multi-Information Display Each time you press the INFO ( / ▲ ) button, the screen changes as ▼...

  • Page 106

    Multi-Information Display Select ‘‘EXIT’’ Select ‘‘CANCEL’’ INFO button SEL/RESET button Select ‘‘DEFAULT ALL’’ 2010 Pilot METER SETUP (See page 103) POSITION SETUP (See page 108) LIGHTING SETUP (See page 110) DOOR/WINDOW SETUP (See page 115)

  • Page 107

    Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see ▲ ▼ the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. Multi-Information Display INFO button SEL/RESET button 2010 Pilot CONTINUED...

  • Page 108

    INFO ( / ) button, ▲ ▼ then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. 2010 Pilot When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen.

  • Page 109

    Adjust the outside temperature value by pressing the INFO ( / ) button ▲ ▼ repeatedly. Press the SEL/RESET button to set the desired value. 2010 Pilot Multi-Information Display U.S. Canada When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen.

  • Page 110

    You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘METER SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO ( / ) button ▲ ▼ repeatedly. 2010 Pilot Press the SEL/RESET button to see the selections. Select ON or OFF by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter ▲...

  • Page 111

    When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘TRIP A INFO RESET’’ and repeat the procedure again. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 112

    ) button, the screen changes as ▼ shown in the illustration. Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see ▲ ▼ the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. INFO button SEL/RESET button 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 113

    Select ON or OFF by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter ▲ ▼ your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. 2010 Pilot Multi-Information Display When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen.

  • Page 114

    ) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration. Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see ▲ ▼ the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. INFO button SEL/RESET button 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 115

    Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, ▲ ▼ then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. 2010 Pilot Multi-Information Display When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen.

  • Page 116

    You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘LIGHTING SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO ( / ▲ ) button repeatedly. ▼ 2010 Pilot Press the SEL/RESET button to see the selections. Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, ▲ ▼...

  • Page 117

    − The headlights come on when it is somewhat dark. − The headlights come on when it is dark. 2010 Pilot Multi-Information Display You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘LIGHTING SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO ( / ▲...

  • Page 118

    When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY’’ and repeat the procedure again. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 119

    Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see ▲ ▼ the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. Multi-Information Display INFO button SEL/RESET button 2010 Pilot CONTINUED...

  • Page 120

    You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘DOOR/WINDOW SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO ( / ▲ ▼ ) button repeatedly. 2010 Pilot Press the SEL/RESET button to see the selections. Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, ▲ ▼...

  • Page 121

    LOCK (0) position. − The auto door unlock mode is deactivated all the time. 2010 Pilot Multi-Information Display You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘DOOR/WINDOW SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO ( / ▲...

  • Page 122

    Then, press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. 2010 Pilot When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen.

  • Page 123

    Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, ▲ ▼ then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. 2010 Pilot Multi-Information Display When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen.

  • Page 124

    ‘‘DOOR/WINDOW SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO ( / ▲ ▼ ) button repeatedly. 2010 Pilot Press the SEL/RESET button to see the selections. Select ON or OFF by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter ▲ ▼...

  • Page 125

    You can change this relock time from 30 seconds to 60 or 90 seconds. 2010 Pilot Multi-Information Display You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘DOOR/WINDOW SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO ( / ▲...

  • Page 126

    When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘SECURITY RELOCK TIMER’’ and repeat the procedure again. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 127: Handsfreelink System Voice Control Buttons

    4 : 4WD models only * * BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK SYSTEM VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.361) * HORN VOICE CONTROL * (P.169) BUTTONS 2010 Pilot Controls Near the Steering Wheel HAZARD WARNING WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ BUTTON (P.130) WASHERS (P.124) * PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.36) VTM-4 LOCK *...

  • Page 128: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    If you turn it to the shortest delay, the wipers change to low speed operation when the vehicle speed exceeds 12 mph (20 km/h). 2010 Pilot The wipers run at low speed. − − The wipers run at high speed.

  • Page 129

    After the glass hatch is closed, the rear wiper starts to operate again after a few seconds delay. 2010 Pilot When you shift the transmission to the reverse position with the front windshield wipers activated, the rear window wiper operates automatically.

  • Page 130: Turn Signals And Headlights

    2010 Pilot When the light switch is in either of these positions, the lights on indicator comes on as a reminder.

  • Page 131

    (a week or more). You should also turn off the lights if you plan to leave the engine idling or off for a long time. 2010 Pilot Headlights LIGHT SENSOR The automatic lighting feature is controlled by a sensor located on top of the dashboard.

  • Page 132

    When the headlights are on, the daytime running lights are off. 2010 Pilot On Touring models If you see a ‘‘CHECK DRL SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-...

  • Page 133

    10 minutes (3 minutes, if the switch is in the ‘‘AUTO’’ position). 2010 Pilot Headlights The lights turn on again when you unlock or open the driver’s door.

  • Page 134

    15 minutes. It also shuts off when you turn off the ignition. You have to turn it on again when you restart the vehicle. 2010 Pilot Make sure the rear window is clear and you have good visibility before starting to drive.

  • Page 135: Instrument Panel Brightness

    . Turning the select/ reset knob to the right until you hear a beep will cancel the reduced brightness. 2010 Pilot Instrument Panel Brightness U.S. model is shown. Except Touring models The level of brightness is shown on the information display while you adjust it.

  • Page 136

    On Touring models The level of brightness is shown on the multi-information display while you adjust it. It goes out 5 seconds after you finish adjusting. When the brightness reaches the maximum level, ‘‘BRIGHTNESS MAXIMUM LEVEL’’ appears on the display. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 137: Steering Wheel Adjustment

    Make sure you can see the instrument panel gauges and indicators. 2010 Pilot Steering Wheel Adjustment Push the lever up to lock the steering wheel in position. Make sure you have securely...

  • Page 138: Keys And Locks

    You will need this key number if you ever have to get a lost key replaced. Use only Honda-approved key blanks. 2010 Pilot These keys contain electronic circuits that are activated by the immobilizer system. They will not work to start the engine if the circuits are damaged.

  • Page 139: Immobilizer System

    If the system repeatedly does not recognize the coding of your key, contact your dealer. 2010 Pilot Immobilizer System Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it. Electrical problems could result that may make your vehicle inoperable.

  • Page 140

    Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. 2010 Pilot This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause...

  • Page 141: Ignition Switch

    − only to start the engine. The switch returns to the ON (II) position when you let go of the key. 2010 Pilot Ignition Switch You will hear a reminder beeper if you leave the key in the ignition switch in the LOCK (0) or the ACCESSORY (I) position and open the driver’s door.

  • Page 142: Door Locks

    The remaining doors and the tailgate unlock when you turn the key a second time within a few seconds. 2010 Pilot On Touring models To change the ‘‘KEY AND REMOTE UNLOCK MODE’’ setting, see page When the vehicle speed reaches about 10 mph (U.S.) and 15 km/h...

  • Page 143

    Park (P) position. The doors and tailgate lock when the vehicle speed reaches 9 mph (15 km/h). This is the default setting. 2010 Pilot Door Locks To turn off the Auto Door Lock modes: Make sure the shift lever is in the Park (P) position.

  • Page 144

    Park (P) position. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and make sure to close the driver’s door. 2010 Pilot Push and hold the front of the master door lock switch on the driver’s door. You will hear a click.

  • Page 145

    ACCESSORY (I) position. Move the shift lever to the Park (P) position. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. 2010 Pilot Door Locks Auto Door Unlocking Except Touring models The auto door unlocking feature has five possible settings: The auto door unlocking is deactivated all the time.

  • Page 146

    Release the switch, and within 5 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. 2010 Pilot To program the Park Unlock mode: Unlocks the driver’s door or all doors and tailgate when the shift lever is moved into the Park (P) position.

  • Page 147

    Park (P) position. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and make sure to close the driver’s door. 2010 Pilot Door Locks Push and hold the brake pedal, and move the shift lever out of P. Push and hold the rear of the master door lock switch on the driver’s door.

  • Page 148

    To open the door, push the lock tab forward and use the outside door handle. 2010 Pilot Tailgate Make sure the shift lever is in the Park (P) position.

  • Page 149

    (see page ) or the switch in the driver’s door pocket when both front doors are unlocked. 2010 Pilot Tailgate and Glass Hatch If the glass hatch is opened, remote transmitter operation is canceled until it is closed.

  • Page 150

    Make sure everyone is clear before closing the power tailgate. 2010 Pilot Also check that passengers, especially children, do not have their hands on the edge of the tailgate or on the tailgate sill. The auto reverse...

  • Page 151

    With this message shown on the multi-information display, you can still open or close the tailgate manually. 2010 Pilot Tailgate and Glass Hatch Unlocking the Tailgate If the power door lock system cannot unlock the tailgate, unlock it manually.

  • Page 152

    Park (P) position. Push the release lever to the right as shown, then pull the outer handle to open the tailgate. 2010 Pilot Glass Hatch GLASS HATCH RELEASE BUTTON To open the glass hatch, press the glass hatch release button on the tailgate.

  • Page 153

    You can also open the glass hatch by pressing the glass hatch release button on the driver’s door or on the remote transmitter. 2010 Pilot Tailgate and Glass Hatch Keep the tailgate and the glass hatch closed at all times while driving to...

  • Page 154: Remote Transmitter

    PANIC BUTTON On Touring models To change the ‘‘KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT’’ setting, see page 2010 Pilot UNLOCK Press this button once − to unlock the driver’s door. Push it twice to unlock the other doors. Some exterior lights will flash twice when you push the button.

  • Page 155

    2010 Pilot Remote Transmitter PANIC − Press and hold this button for about 1 second to attract attention;...

  • Page 156

    Remove the screw at the base of the transmitter with a small Phillips-head screwdriver. Separate the transmitter by prying its middle seam with your fingernail. 2010 Pilot BATTERY Inside the transmitter, separate the inner cover from the keypad by releasing the two tabs on the cover.

  • Page 157

    (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. 2010 Pilot Remote Transmitter Keyless Memory Settings On Touring models When you unlock the door with your...

  • Page 158

    The indicator in the related memory button to the remote comes on. 2010 Pilot Front Seat Power Adjustments Except LX models See pages for important safety −...

  • Page 159

    Adjusts the seat-back Make all seat adjustments before angle forward or you start driving. backward. Increases or decreases the lumbar support. (Driver’s seat only) 2010 Pilot Seats for important safety − CONTINUED...

  • Page 160

    Once a seat is adjusted correctly, rock it back and forth to make sure it is locked in position. 2010 Pilot Driver’s Seat Manual Height Adjustment On LX models The height of your driver’s seat is adjustable.

  • Page 161

    They are most effective when you adjust them so the center of the back of the occupant’s head rests against the center of the restraint. 2010 Pilot Seats CUSHION FRONT SEAT- BACK LEGS...

  • Page 162

    Make sure the head restraint locks in position when you reinstall it. 2010 Pilot Active Head Restraints The driver’s and front passenger’s seats have active head restraints. If the vehicle is struck severely from...

  • Page 163

    Install each restraint in its proper location. Only use genuine Honda replacement head restraints. 2010 Pilot Seats Adjusting the Second Row Seats To adjust the second row seats forward and backward, pull up on the bar under the front edge of the seat cushion.

  • Page 164

    Lower the head restraints to their lowest positions. Pull up the handle on the outside of the seat-back. Fold the seat-back forward. 2010 Pilot Reverse this procedure to return the seat to the upright position. Make sure the seat is locked securely before driving.

  • Page 165

    NOTE: To fold the third row seat, the second row seat-back must be folded down or in the full up right position. 2010 Pilot Seats HANDLE Third seat Unlock the seat-back by pulling the handle. Push the seat-back forward.

  • Page 166

    Store the detachable anchor and seat belt latch plates in the retractor housing. 2010 Pilot When the seats are returned to the upright position, these detachable anchors should be latched back properly.

  • Page 167

    Pull out the outer shoulder belts from the holding slots. Both of the third-row holding slots should only be used when the seat belt is detached. 2010 Pilot Seats SMALL LATCH PLATE TRIANGLE MARKS ANCHOR BUCKLE Line up the triangle marks on the small latch plate and anchor buckle when reattaching the belt and buckle.

  • Page 168: Seat Heaters

    LO by pushing the left side of the switch. This will keep the seat warm. 2010 Pilot Second row seat On Canadian Touring models The outer second row seat cushions and seat-backs are equipped with seat heaters.

  • Page 169

    Pull back on the switch and hold it to close the window. 2010 Pilot Seat Heaters, Power Windows The windows will operate for up to 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition switch.

  • Page 170: Power Windows

    You should always check that all passengers and objects are away from the window before closing it. 2010 Pilot If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead, or the driver’s window fuse is removed, the AUTO function may be disabled.

  • Page 171

    To open: Insert the key in the driver’s door lock. Turn the key clockwise, then release it. 2010 Pilot Power Windows Turn the key clockwise again, and hold it. All four windows and the moonroof start to open. To stop the windows and the moonroof, release the key.

  • Page 172

    The moonroof opens all the way. To stop the moonroof from opening fully, push the switch briefly. 2010 Pilot To tilt up the moonroof, push on the center of the moonroof switch. To stop the moonroof from tilting up fully, push the switch briefly.

  • Page 173

    Remote Transmitter or the Key You can use the remote transmitter or the key to operate the moonroof from the outside. Refer to page for details. 2010 Pilot Moonroof, Parking Brake Parking Brake RELEASE HANDLE PARKING BRAKE PEDAL To apply the parking brake, push the pedal down with your foot.

  • Page 174

    The night position reduces glare from headlights behind you. Flip the tab on the bottom edge of the mirror to select the day or night position. 2010 Pilot SENSOR INDICATOR AUTO BUTTON On EX-L and Touring models The inside mirror can automatically darken to reduce glare.

  • Page 175

    Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. Move the selector switch to L (driver’s side) or R (passenger’s side). 2010 Pilot Mirrors Push the appropriate edge of the adjustment switch to move the mirror right, left, up, or down.

  • Page 176

    The indicator in the button comes on as a reminder. Press the button again to turn the heaters off. Pressing this button also turns the rear window defogger on and off. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 177: Driving Position Memory System

    Adjust the seat to a comfortable position (see page Adjust the outside mirrors for best visibility (see page 2010 Pilot MEMORY BUTTONS SET BUTTON Press and release the SET button on the control panel. You will hear a beep.

  • Page 178

    All stored driving positions will be lost if your vehicle’s battery goes dead or is disconnected. 2010 Pilot Selecting a Memorized Position To select a memorized position, do this: Make sure the shift lever is in the Park (P) position.

  • Page 179

    If you change the memorized position, the indicator in the memory button will go out. To keep this driving position for later use, you must store it in the driving position memory. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 180: Interior Lights

    The individual map lights in the second and third rows cannot be turned on. 2010 Pilot When the switch is in the door activated position: The individual map lights come on when any door or the tailgate is...

  • Page 181

    When the light control switch is in the position: All the individual map lights come on and stay on as long as the switch remains in the ON position. 2010 Pilot Interior Lights Individual Map Lights FRONT Turn on the front row individual map lights by pushing the lens.

  • Page 182

    In the ON position, the light stays on continuously. 2010 Pilot Individual Interior Lights The courtesy lights in all four doors come on when you open any door.

  • Page 183: Interior Convenience Items

    Interior Convenience Items * SUNGLASSES HOLDER INTEGRATED SUNSHADE ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET * CONVERSATION MIRROR VANITY MIRROR COAT HOOK SUN VISOR GROCERY HOOK GLOVE BOX ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET BEVERAGE HOLDERS CONSOLE COMPARTMENT ARMREST/BEVERAGE HOLDER STORAGE COMPARTMENTS * : If equipped 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 184

    To open the front of the console compartment, squeeze the knob, and push it forward. To close, squeeze the knob and slide the cover backward. 2010 Pilot LEVER CONSOLE REAR COMPARTMENT To open the rear of the console compartment, pull up on the lever and lift the armrest.

  • Page 185

    Liquid can also spill from the door pocket beverage holders when you open or close the doors. Use only resealable containers in the door pockets. 2010 Pilot Interior Convenience Items Spilled liquids can damage the upholstery, carpeting, and electrical components in the interior.

  • Page 186

    The center seat-back in the second row is equipped with an armrest that provides the beverage holder. Pivot down the seat-back to use them. 2010 Pilot Storage Compartment To open the compartment, pull the lever and lift the lid. To close, lower the lid and push it down until it latches.

  • Page 187

    To use a sunshade, hold the tab on the top, and pull the sunshade all the way up. Insert the holes on the sunshade into the hooks on the window frame. 2010 Pilot Interior Convenience Items Sunglasses Holder Push SUNGLASSES HOLDER To open the sunglasses holder, push on the front edge.

  • Page 188

    To use the mirror, open the sunglasses holder fully, push it to the first detent, and release it. 2010 Pilot Sun Visor Slide SUN VISOR To use the sun visor, pull it down.

  • Page 189

    To use the vanity mirror on the back of the sun visor, pull up the cover. Coat Hooks These hooks are not designed for large or heavy items. 2010 Pilot Interior Convenience Items Seat Under Tray On Touring models Your vehicle has a seat under tray located under the front passenger seat.

  • Page 190

    To use an accessory power socket, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. 2010 Pilot Each socket is intended to supply power for 12 volt DC accessories that are rated 120 watts or less (10...

  • Page 191

    Insert the plug into the receptacle slightly, turn it 90° clockwise, then push in the plug all the way. 2010 Pilot Interior Convenience Items Always run the engine when you use the AC power outlet. The maximum capacity for this power outlet is 115 volt AC at 100 watts or less.

  • Page 192

    The hooks on the floor of the cargo area enable you to tie down items stored in the back. Make sure all stored items are secured before driving. 2010 Pilot Cargo Floor Storage Compartment Additional storage space for large items can be accessed by strapping...

  • Page 193

    Make sure to store the cargo net under the cargo area floor. It could be unlatched during a crash. 2010 Pilot Interior Convenience Items The maximum load on the cargo net is 22 lbs on U.S. models, and 10 kg on Canadian models.

  • Page 194

    Interior Convenience Items To prevent damage, do not place more than 22 lbs (10 kg) on this cargo net. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 195: Features

    Playing the FM/AM Radio Playing the XM Radio Playing Discs Disc Changer Error Messages . Protecting Your Discs Playing an iPod iPod Error Messages 2010 Pilot Features Playing a USB Flash Memory Device USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages FM/AM Radio Reception...

  • Page 196

    REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS U.S. model is shown. TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL MAX A/C BUTTON FAN CONTROL BUTTONS ON/OFF BUTTON MODE CONTROL BUTTONS 2010 Pilot RECIRCULATION BUTTON WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON FAN CONTROL BUTTON OFF BUTTON...

  • Page 197

    Air Conditioning (A/C) Button This button turns the air conditioning on and off. You will see A/C ON or A/C OFF in the display. 2010 Pilot Vents, Heating, and A/C Recirculation Button When the indicator in the button is on, air from the vehicle’s interior is sent throughout the system again.

  • Page 198

    When you select , the system automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C. 2010 Pilot The system automatically , the turns on the A/C and switches to Recirculation mode. Air flows from the center and side vents in the dashboard.

  • Page 199

    Set the fan to the desired speed. Adjust the warmth of the air with the temperature control dial. 2010 Pilot Vents, Heating, and A/C Using the A/C Air conditioning places an extra load on the engine. Watch the engine coolant temperature gauge (see page ).

  • Page 200

    When you switch to another mode from , the A/C turns off. But if it was on to start with, it stays on. 2010 Pilot To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice From the Windows Select . The system automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C.

  • Page 201

    Press the temperature control ▲ button to increase the temperature of airflow, and the button to ▼ decrease it. The temperature you adjust is shown in the system display. 2010 Pilot Vents, Heating, and A/C FAN CONTROL BUTTON OFF BUTTON CONTINUED...

  • Page 202

    When is selected, air flows from the lower vents. 2010 Pilot To shut off the rear A/C unit, press the OFF button until the system shuts off. To turn on the rear A/C unit,...

  • Page 203: Climate Control System

    WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER BUTTON CONTROL BUTTONS FAN CONTROL BUTTONS MODE FRONT PASSENGER’S SIDE BUTTON TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS MODE BUTTON 2010 Pilot Climate Control System REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRROR BUTTON RR (REAR) LOCK BUTTON REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS AUTO BUTTON...

  • Page 204

    You can set the driver’s side temperature, the passenger’s side temperature, and the temperature of the rear passenger compartment separately. 2010 Pilot The system automatically selects the proper mix of conditioned and/or heated air that will, as quickly as possible, raise or lower the interior temperature to your preference.

  • Page 205

    2010 Pilot Climate Control System RR (Rear) Lock Button When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the temperature of the rear passenger compartment is synchronized to the driver’s side...

  • Page 206

    When you turn the A/C off, the system cannot regulate the inside temperature if you set the temperature control below the outside temperature. 2010 Pilot Recirculation Button When the indicator in the button is on, air from the vehicle’s interior is sent through the system again.

  • Page 207

    When you turn off pressing the button again, the system returns to its former settings. 2010 Pilot Climate Control System For your safety, make sure you have a clear view through all the windows before driving.

  • Page 208

    Press the ▲ temperature control button to increase the temperature of airflow, and the button to ▼ decrease it. The temperature you adjust is shown in the system display. 2010 Pilot AUTO BUTTON FAN CONTROL BUTTON OFF BUTTON MODE BUTTON...

  • Page 209

    To shut off the rear climate control system, press the OFF button until the system shuts off. 2010 Pilot Climate Control System Triple Zone Temperature Control The temperatures of the driver’s side and the front passenger’s side are controlled independently.

  • Page 210

    Climate Control System When you set each temperature to its lower limit or its upper limit, it will Driver’s Side Passenger’s Side be displayed as ‘‘ ’’ or ‘‘ ’’. Rear Passenger Compartment 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 211

    TEMPERATURE/HUMIDITY SENSOR The climate control system has two sensors: a sunlight sensor on top of the dashboard, and a temperature and humidity sensor next to the steering column. Do not cover the sensors or spill any liquid on them. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 212: Audio System

    For vehicles without navigation system, see pages through For vehicles with navigation system, see pages through For vehicles with rear entertainment system, see pages through LX models EX-L models with rear entertainment system 2010 Pilot EX and EX-L models without rear entertainment system...

  • Page 213

    Audio System Touring models without rear entertainment system Touring models with rear entertainment system 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 214

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model) FM BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS AM BUTTON FOLDER BAR SKIP BUTTONS 2010 Pilot TITLE BUTTON A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB TUNE/SOUND KNOB...

  • Page 215

    To activate it, press either of the SKIP buttons ( ), then release it. 2010 Pilot SCAN − The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected band.

  • Page 216

    You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed after pressing a preset button if auto select cannot find a strong station for every preset button. 2010 Pilot If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons as previously described.

  • Page 217

    If the station you are listening to is an RDS station, the displayed frequency switches to the station name. 2010 Pilot If the station you are listening to is not an RDS station, the display continues to show the frequency with the PS name display function on.

  • Page 218

    RDS category. If you do nothing while the RDS category name is displayed, the selected category is canceled. 2010 Pilot RDS Program Search This function searches up and down a frequency for the strongest signal from the frequencies that carry the selected RDS category information.

  • Page 219

    Playing the FM/AM Radio (LX model) You can use the RDS program search or scan function even if the PS name display function is off. In this case, the display shows a frequency in place of a PS name. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 220

    ‘‘C’’ in the display. The system will return to the audio display about 10 seconds after you stop adjusting a mode. 2010 Pilot Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC) The SVC mode controls the volume based on vehicle speed. The faster you go, the louder the audio volume becomes.

  • Page 221

    Audio System Lighting You can use the instrument panel brightness control knob to adjust the illumination of the audio system (see page ). The audio system illuminates when the parking lights are on, even if the radio is turned off. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 222

    Playing a Disc (LX model) EJECT BUTTON CD BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB SCAN BUTTON FOLDER BAR SKIP BUTTONS 2010 Pilot LOAD INDICATOR TITLE BUTTON A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON RPT/RDM (REPEAT/RANDOM) TUNE/SOUND KNOB...

  • Page 223

    (DRM), the audio unit displays UNSUPPORTED, and then skips to the next file. Video CDs and DVDs do not work in this unit. 2010 Pilot Playing a Disc (LX model) The specifications for compatible MP3 files are: − Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz (MPEG1)

  • Page 224

    You cannot load and play 3-inch (8-cm) discs in this system. For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page 2010 Pilot Text Data Display Function Each time you press the TITLE button, the display shows you the text, if the disc was recorded with text data.

  • Page 225

    With a disc in MP3 or WMA, the display shows the folder and file name. 2010 Pilot Playing a Disc (LX model) To Change or Select Tracks/Files You can use the SKIP buttons while...

  • Page 226

    Each time you press and release the RPT side of the bar, the mode changes from file repeat to folder repeat, then to normal play. 2010 Pilot RANDOM (Random within a disc) − This feature plays the tracks within a disc (the files in MP3 or WMA mode) in random order.

  • Page 227

    Pressing either of the SKIP buttons also turns off the scan feature. 2010 Pilot Playing a Disc (LX model) In MP3 or WMA mode This F-SCAN (FOLDER SCAN) −...

  • Page 228

    When you turn the system back on, the disc will begin playing where it left off. Protecting Discs For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 229

    PLEASE CHECK Servo Error OWNER’S MANUAL The ejected disc will not be reloaded automatically. 2010 Pilot Solution Current track will be skipped. The next supported track or file plays automatically. Press the eject button and pull out the disc. Check the disc for serious damage, signs of deformation, excessive scratches, and/or dirt (see page 286).

  • Page 230

    The extended display has three segments to display the detailed information. 2010 Pilot Menu Display To select any setting such as the clock, sound adjusting, or the compass, press the MENU button.

  • Page 231

    SCAN BUTTON SELECTOR KNOB U.S. model is shown. Playing the FM/AM Radio (EX and EX-L models) EX-L models with rear entertainment system PRESET BUTTONS POWER/ VOLUME AM/FM BUTTON KNOB A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON 2010 Pilot SCAN BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB SELECTOR KNOB...

  • Page 232

    − tune the radio to a desired frequency. Turn the knob right to tune to a higher frequency, or left to tune to a lower frequency. 2010 Pilot SKIP The skip function searches − up and down from the current frequency to find a station with a strong signal.

  • Page 233

    Pick a preset button, and hold it until you hear a beep. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to store a total of six stations on AM and twelve stations on FM. 2010 Pilot On vehicles without rear entertainment system AUTO SELECT −...

  • Page 234

    You can turn this function on or off. 2010 Pilot To switch the function between on and off, press and release the TITLE button. With the system on, you will see the ‘‘PS NAME ON’’...

  • Page 235

    OLDIES: Nostalgia music and oldies R & B: Rhythm and blues, and soft rhythm and blues RELIGION: Programs concerned with religion 2010 Pilot CLASSIC: Classical music JAZZ: Jazz INFO: News, information, sports, talk shows, foreign language, personality, public, college, and...

  • Page 236

    ‘‘NOTHING’’ will be blinking for about 5 seconds, then the system goes back to the last selected station. 2010 Pilot You can use the RDS program search or scan function even if the PS name display function is off. In this case, the display shows a frequency in place of a PS name.

  • Page 237

    − Adjusts the volume level based on the vehicle speed. 2010 Pilot Each mode is shown in the display as it changes. Turn the selector knob to adjust the setting to your liking. Except SVC adjustment When the level reaches the center, you will see ‘‘C’’...

  • Page 238

    Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. ‘‘Dolby’’, ‘‘ProLogic’’, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. 2010 Pilot Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC) The SVC mode controls the volume based on vehicle speed. The faster you go, the louder the audio volume becomes.

  • Page 239

    Audio System Lighting You can use the instrument panel brightness control knob to adjust the illumination of the audio system (see page ). The audio system illuminates when the parking lights are on, even if the radio is turned off. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 240

    PRESET BUTTONS XM BUTTON SCAN BUTTON CATEGORY BAR SELECTOR KNOB U.S. model is shown. EX-L models with rear entertainment system PRESET BUTTONS BUTTON POWER/ VOLUME KNOB CATEGORY A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON 2010 Pilot SCAN BUTTON POWER/ VOLUME KNOB SELECTOR KNOB...

  • Page 241

    In the category mode, such as Jazz, Rock, Classical, etc., you can select all of the channels within that category. 2010 Pilot Each time you press and release the TITLE button, the display changes in the following sequence: name, title, and category.

  • Page 242

    CATEGORY ( Press − + − either side of the CATEGORY bar to select another category. 2010 Pilot SCAN The SCAN function gives − you a sampling of all channels while in the channel mode. In the category mode, only the stations within that category are scanned.

  • Page 243

    The presets may be lost if your vehicle’s battery goes dead, is disconnected, or the radio fuse is removed. 2010 Pilot XM Radio Display Messages ‘‘LOADING’’ − XM is loading the audio or program information.

  • Page 244

    Carrying large items on a roof rack can also block the signal. 2010 Pilot Signal weaker in these areas. GROUND REPEATER Depending on where you drive, you may experience reception problems.

  • Page 245

    ‘‘CH 000’’ appears in the display. Your I.D. will appear in the display. 2010 Pilot After you’ve registered with XM Radio, keep your audio system in the XM Radio mode while you wait for activation.

  • Page 246

    SELECTOR KNOB U.S. model is shown. EX-L models with rear entertainment system MP3/WMA INDICATOR DISC SLOT EJECT BUTTON DISC LOAD BUTTON POWER/ VOLUME KNOB SKIP BAR CATEGORY SELECTOR KNOB 2010 Pilot SCAN BUTTON EJECT BUTTON POWER/ VOLUME KNOB SKIP BAR...

  • Page 247

    CD/AUX or CD button until you hear a beep. Video CDs and DVDs do not work in this unit. 2010 Pilot The specifications for compatible MP3 files are: − Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz (MPEG1), 16/ 22.05/24 kHz (MPEG2)

  • Page 248

    You will see ‘‘BUSY’’ in the display while the disc load indicator turns red and blinks as the disc is loaded. 2010 Pilot You cannot load and play 3-inch (8-cm) discs in this unit. When the disc load indicator turns green and ‘‘LOAD’’...

  • Page 249

    You will also see some text data under these conditions: When a new folder, file, or track is selected. 2010 Pilot When you change the audio mode to play a disc with text data or in MP3 or WMA. When you insert a disc, and the system begins to play.

  • Page 250

    Press the selector knob (ENTER) to change the display to the track/file list, then turn the same knob to select a track/file. Press the selector knob (ENTER) to set your selection. 2010 Pilot SKIP Each time you press and − release the...

  • Page 251

    To activate disc repeat, select the disc repeat mode from the menu items. You will see D-REPEAT in the display. Select the normal play mode to turn it off. 2010 Pilot RANDOM (Random within a disc) This feature plays the −...

  • Page 252

    Press and hold the SCAN button until you hear a beep to get out of scan mode and play the last track sampled. 2010 Pilot In MP3 or WMA mode F-SCAN − This feature, when...

  • Page 253

    Each time you press and release the SCAN button, the mode changes from file scan, folder scan, disc scan, then to normal play. 2010 Pilot To Stop Playing a Disc Press the eject button ( ) to remove the disc. If you eject the disc,...

  • Page 254

    You can also eject discs when the ignition switch is off. The disc that was last selected is ejected first. Protecting Discs For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 255

    EJECT BAD DISC PLEASE CHECK Servo Error OWNER’S MANUAL 2010 Pilot Solution Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal. Current track will be skipped. The next supported track or file plays automatically. Press the EJECT button and pull out the disc(s).

  • Page 256

    When you make a selection, push the center of the selector (ENTER) to go to that selection. 2010 Pilot Voice Control System The audio system can also be operated by voice control. See the navigation system manual for complete details.

  • Page 257

    INTERFACE DIAL Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) With rear entertainment system AUDIO DISPLAY BUTTON POWER/ BUTTON VOLUME KNOB A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON 2010 Pilot PRESET BUTTONS SCAN BUTTON POWER/ VOLUME KNOB TUNE KNOB INTERFACE DIAL...

  • Page 258

    You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected band: tune, skip (seek), scan, the preset buttons, and auto select. 2010 Pilot TUNE ICON TUNE − Use the TUNE knob to tune the radio to a desired frequency.

  • Page 259

    To activate it, press the SCAN button, then release it. 2010 Pilot To scan with the interface dial, push the selector down, and then push it to the right. You will see SCAN flashing on the screen.

  • Page 260

    You will see A.SEL on the screen, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds. 2010 Pilot On vehicles without rear entertainment system You can also press the A.SEL button. You will see A.SEL on the screen, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds.

  • Page 261

    You can turn this function on or off. 2010 Pilot To switch the function between on and off, press and release the TITLE button. With the system on, you will see the ‘‘PS NAME ON’’...

  • Page 262

    RDS SEARCH icon. Press ENTER to set your selection. The principal RDS categories are shown as follows: 2010 Pilot ALL: All RDS category stations ROCK: Rock, classic rock and soft rock music COUNTRY: Country music...

  • Page 263

    CATEGORY bar to display an RDS category in the center display. Select a category by pressing either side of the bar. 2010 Pilot RDS Program Search This function searches up and down a frequency for the strongest signal from the frequencies that carry the selected RDS category information.

  • Page 264

    SEEK in the upper right corner of the screen. Then press ENTER to activate the seek function. 2010 Pilot RDS Program SCAN The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected RDS category.

  • Page 265

    RDS SEARCH icon. Press ENTER on the selector. The screen shows you the RDS category list. 2010 Pilot Turn the knob to the desired RDS category. While the RDS category is selected,...

  • Page 266

    Push the selector down, and turn the knob to select the RADIO TEXT icon. Press ENTER on the selector to enter the setting. 2010 Pilot The text is displayed according to the information from RDS. The display shows up to 64 characters on the selected RDS station.

  • Page 267

    SOUND. Then press ENTER on the selector. 2010 Pilot Select the mode you want to adjust by turning the interface dial. You can also adjust the sound by pushing the SOUND button repeatedly.

  • Page 268

    To equalize the fader or balance, turn the interface knob until the marks on the sound grid come to the center of the adjustment bar. 2010 Pilot CENTER/SUBWOOFER − adjust the strength of the sound from the center or subwoofer speaker, select it and press ENTER on the interface selector.

  • Page 269

    Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. ‘‘Dolby’’, ‘‘ProLogic’’, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. 2010 Pilot Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC) The SVC mode controls the volume based on vehicle speed. The faster you go, the louder the audio volume becomes.

  • Page 270: Playing The Xm Radio (models With Navigation System)

    BUTTON SCAN BUTTON CATEGORY TUNE KNOB AUDIO BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL With rear entertainment system AUDIO DISPLAY BUTTON TITLE POWER/ BUTTON VOLUME KNOB POWER/ VOLUME KNOB CATEGORY AUDIO BUTTON 2010 Pilot PRESET BUTTONS TITLE BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE KNOB INTERFACE DIAL...

  • Page 271

    The last channel you listened to will show in the display. Adjust the volume by turning the power/volume knob. 2010 Pilot Push the AUDIO button to display XM information on the screen. You can operate the XM Radio system with the interface dial.

  • Page 272

    CHANNEL NAME (channel name). On the screen, you will see the selected CHANNEL (number), CATEGORY, NAME (artist name), and TITLE (music title). 2010 Pilot TUNE Turn the TUNE knob to − change channel selections. Turn the knob right for higher numbered channels and left for lower numbered channels.

  • Page 273

    You will see SCAN on the screen and audio display. 2010 Pilot The system plays each channel in numerical order for a few seconds, then selects the next channel. When you hear a channel you want to...

  • Page 274

    Select your desired number and press and hold ENTER on the interface selector. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the first six channels. 2010 Pilot Press the button or scroll up again. The other XM band will be shown. Store the next six channels using steps 2 and 3.

  • Page 275

    ‘‘ANTENNA’’ There is a problem − with the XM antenna. Please consult your dealer. 2010 Pilot CONTINUED...

  • Page 276

    SATELLITE Signal weaker in these areas. GROUND REPEATER 2010 Pilot The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south of the vehicle may cause satellite reception interruptions. To help compensate for this, ground-based repeaters are placed in major metropolitan areas.

  • Page 277

    , or at www.xmradio.ca 1-877-209-0079. You will need to give them your radio I.D. number and 2010 Pilot your credit card number. To get your radio I.D. number, turn the TUNE knob until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. Your I.D. will appear in the display.

  • Page 278

    With rear entertainment system AUDIO DISPLAY LOAD BUTTON EJECT BUTTON POWER/ TITLE BUTTON VOLUME KNOB POWER/ VOLUME KNOB TUNE KNOB CATEGORY AUDIO BUTTON 2010 Pilot PRESET BUTTONS CD/AUX BUTTON EJECT BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TITLE BUTTON SKIP BAR TUNE KNOB INTERFACE DIAL...

  • Page 279

    When playing a disc in MP3, you will see ‘‘MP3’’ in the display. In WMA format, ‘‘WMA’’ will appear in the display. 2010 Pilot NOTE: If a file on an MP3 or WMA disc is protected by digital rights management (DRM), the audio...

  • Page 280

    Insert it only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. 2010 Pilot Do not try to insert a disc until ‘‘LOAD’’ appears. You could damage the audio unit.

  • Page 281

    2010 Pilot If the disc does not carry album, track, or artist name, pressing the TITLE button shows ‘‘NO INFO.’’...

  • Page 282

    If you don’t, the system advances to the next track, plays about 10 seconds of it, and continues through the rest of the tracks the same way. 2010 Pilot Disc Scan When you press the SCAN button repeatedly until you see D-SCAN in...

  • Page 283

    DISC REPEAT (if not already highlighted), and press ENTER on the interface selector again. 2010 Pilot Random Play To play the tracks of the current disc in random order, press and release the RDM button, or use the interface...

  • Page 284

    22.05/24 kHz (MPEG2) Bitrate: − 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 bitrate − 2010 Pilot and multi-session. − Maximum layers (including ROOT): 8 layers The specifications for compatible WMA files are: Sampling frequency: − 22.05/32/44.1/48 kHz −...

  • Page 285

    While playing a MP3/ WMA disc, press the AUDIO button. The currently playing folder and file information comes on the screen. 2010 Pilot CURRENT FOLDER Push the selector to show the folder list. Turn the selector knob,...

  • Page 286

    When the system samples the first file of all folders, folder scan is canceled, and the last file played comes back. 2010 Pilot Folder Repeat This feature, when activated, replays all files in the selected folder. To...

  • Page 287

    If you do not remove the disc from the slot, the system will reload the disc after 10 seconds. 2010 Pilot To remove a different disc from the changer, first select it by pressing the corresponding number on the...

  • Page 288: Disc Changer Error Messages

    EJECT BAD DISC PLEASE CHECK Servo Error OWNER’S MANUAL 2010 Pilot Solution Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal. Current track will be skipped. The next supported track or file plays automatically. Press the EJECT button and pull out the disc(s).

  • Page 289: Protecting Your Discs

    Never try to insert foreign objects in the disc changer. 2010 Pilot Protecting Your Discs Handle a disc by its edges; never touch either surface. Do not place stabilizer rings or labels on the disc.

  • Page 290

    Examples of these discs are shown to the right: Bubbled, wrinkled, labeled, and excessively thick discs With Label/ Using Printer Bubbled/ Sticker Label Kit Wrinkled Damaged discs Chipped/ Warped Cracked 2010 Pilot Sealed With Plastic Ring Poor quality discs Burrs...

  • Page 291

    CD-R or CD-RW may not play due to the recording conditions. Scratches and fingerprints on the discs may cause the sound to skip. 2010 Pilot Protecting Your Discs Recommended discs are printed with the following logo. For the rear entertainment system, see...

  • Page 292

    Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) With rear entertainment system CATEGORY BAR MAP/GUIDE BUTTON CANCEL BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON USB ICON iPod ICON CENTER DISPLAY CD/AUX BUTTON SKIP BAR INTERFACE DIAL 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 293

    Voice Control System You can select the AUX mode by using the navigation system voice control buttons, but cannot operate the play mode functions. 2010 Pilot iPods compatible with your audio system using the USB adapter cable are: Model Software iPod Classic 5 Gen.

  • Page 294

    In AAC format, DRM (digital rights management) files cannot be played. If the system finds a DRM file, the audio unit displays UNPLAYABLE, and then skips to the next file. 2010 Pilot Connecting an iPod USB ADAPTER CABLE USB CONNECTOR Unclip the USB connector by...

  • Page 295

    2010 Pilot The current file number and total of the selected playable files are displayed in the center display. Pressing the AUDIO button displays the artist, album and track (file) names on the navigation screen.

  • Page 296

    Push the selector to the right side to skip forward and to the left side to skip backward. 2010 Pilot To Select a File from iPod Menu You can also select a file from any of the iPod menus: playlists, artists, albums and songs, by using the interface dial.

  • Page 297

    MAP/GUIDE button cancels the audio control display on the screen. 2010 Pilot To Select Repeat or Random Mode: Push down the selector. You can select any type of repeat and random mode on the audio menu.

  • Page 298

    To turn it off, press ENTER again. Pressing either side of the SKIP bar or button changes the file while keeping the repeat feature. 2010 Pilot TRACK RANDOM This feature − plays all available files from the...

  • Page 299

    Available operating functions vary on models or versions. Some functions may not be available on the vehicle’s audio system. 2010 Pilot To Stop Playing Your iPod To play the radio, press the AM, FM, or XM button. Press the CD or CD/ AUX button to switch to the disc mode (if a disc is loaded).

  • Page 300

    If you reconnect the same iPod, the system may begin playing where it left off, depending on what mode the iPod is in when it is reconnected. 2010 Pilot iPod Error Messages If you see an error message in the center display, see page...

  • Page 301

    Error Messages (Models with navigation system) Error Message The system cannot read the file(s). Check the files in the iPod. There FILE ERROR is a possibility that the files have been damaged. MEDIA ERROR Appears when an unsupported iPod is connected. 2010 Pilot Solution...

  • Page 302

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) With rear entertainment system USB INDICATOR CATEGORY BAR MAP/GUIDE BUTTON CANCEL BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON 2010 Pilot AUDIO CONTROL DISPLAY CENTER DISPLAY CD/AUX BUTTON SCAN BUTTON SKIP BAR INTERFACE DIAL...

  • Page 303

    Do not use an extension cable to the USB adapter cable equipped with your vehicle. 2010 Pilot Do not keep a USB flash memory device in the vehicle. Direct sunlight and high heat will damage...

  • Page 304

    AAC format may not be supported. If an unsupported file is found, the audio unit displays UNSUPPORTED, then skips to the next file. 2010 Pilot In WMA or AAC format, DRM (digital rights management) files cannot be played. If the system finds...

  • Page 305

    USB ADAPTER CABLE Connect the USB flash memory device to the USB adapter cable correctly and securely. 2010 Pilot When the USB device is connected and the USB mode is selected on the audio system, the USB indicator is shown in the center display. It also shows the folder and file numbers.

  • Page 306

    Pushing it to the left again skips to the beginning of the previous file. 2010 Pilot Folder Selection To select a − different folder, press and release either side of the CATEGORY bar.

  • Page 307

    2010 Pilot Press ENTER to change the display to the file list, then turn the knob on the interface dial to select a file.

  • Page 308

    To cancel the selected mode, push down the selector to display the audio menu on the audio control display. Turn the knob on the interface dial to select the 2010 Pilot highlighted play mode, then press ENTER to turn off that selected mode. This feature FOLDER REPEAT −...

  • Page 309

    SCAN button repeatedly. Press and hold the SCAN button to get out of the folder scan mode and play the last file sampled. 2010 Pilot Pressing either side of the CATEGORY or SKIP bar or button also turns off the feature.

  • Page 310

    When you disconnect the USB flash memory device while it is playing, the center display and the audio screen (if selected) show NO DATA. 2010 Pilot USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages If you see an error message in the...

  • Page 311

    The system cannot read the file(s). Check the files in the USB flash memory device. There is a possibility that the files have been FILE ERROR damaged. Appears when an unsupported USB flash memory device is connected. MEDIA ERROR 2010 Pilot Solution...

  • Page 312

    Eventually, the stereo indicator will go off and the sound will fade completely as you get out of range of the station’s signal. 2010 Pilot Driving very near the transmitter of a station that is broadcasting on a frequency close to the frequency of the station you are listening to can also affect your radio’s reception.

  • Page 313

    Electrical interference from passing vehicles and stationary sources can cause temporary reception problems. 2010 Pilot FM/AM Radio Reception As required by the FCC: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s...

  • Page 314: Auxiliary Input Jack

    AUX or CD/AUX button to select it. On vehicles with rear entertainment system Auxiliary input jacks and headphone connectors for the rear entertainment system are on the back of the center console compartment. For more information, see page 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 315: Remote Audio Controls

    Press the bottom ( ) to go back to the previous − station. 2010 Pilot Remote Audio Controls To search up and down from the current frequency and find a station with a strong signal, press the top ( ) or bottom ( ) of the button for +...

  • Page 316

    − beginning of the current chapter. Press it again to return to the previous chapter. 2010 Pilot On vehicles with navigation system If you are playing a USB flash memory device or iPod with the USB adapter cable, press and release the top ( ) of the CH button to skip +...

  • Page 317: Radio Theft Protection

    If you are unsuccessful in ten attempts, you must then leave the system on for 1 hour before trying again. 2010 Pilot Radio Theft Protection The system will retain your AM and FM presets even if power is...

  • Page 318: Setting The Clock

    (minute) button until the numbers advance to the desired time. Press the CLOCK button again to enter the set time. 2010 Pilot You can quickly set the time to the nearest hour. If the displayed time is before the half hour, press and hold...

  • Page 319

    Press the selector knob (ENTER) to enter your selection. The display changes to the clock adjusting display. 2010 Pilot Setting the Clock Turn the selector knob to select the item which you want to adjust. Turning the selector knob will...

  • Page 320

    Press the selector knob (ENTER) to enter your selection. The display will return to the clock adjusting display. 2010 Pilot While setting the clock, pressing the RETURN button will go back to the previous display. Pressing the MENU button again will cancel this setting mode.

  • Page 321: Rear Entertainment System

    The rear system selects the source it was last set to. If that source has been removed (the DVD has been ejected from the player, for example), 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System you will see ‘‘DVD EJECT’’ in the display. You should select another source or insert a DVD.

  • Page 322

    Rear Entertainment System On vehicles with navigation system REAR PWR BUTTON FRONT SOURCE BUTTON Overhead Screen Unit REAR CTRL OFF BUTTON REAR SOURCE BUTTON 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 323

    Front Control Panel The DVD player in your rear entertainment system can play DVD video discs, audio CDs, video CDs, MP3/WMA discs and DTS CDs. 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System REAR CONTROL PANEL OPEN BUTTON OVERHEAD SCREEN Open the overhead screen by pushing the OPEN button.

  • Page 324

    PLAY to resume. Pause works only with the DVD player. When the DVD menu is displayed, ‘‘DVD MENU’’ and ‘‘Push start’’ appears. Press play the DVD. 2010 Pilot Press the button if Press the button to − button to...

  • Page 325

    The indicator also comes on automatically when you do not operate the rear entertainment system for 10 seconds. 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System Using the Rear Control Panel To turn on the rear entertainment system from the rear control panel, press the PWR button.

  • Page 326

    , or button to highlight CATE (to change categories), CHAN (to change channels), MODE (to 2010 Pilot change category or channel mode), SCAN, or one of the preset channels on the overhead screen. You can enter the highlighted function by pressing the ENT button.

  • Page 327

    ▲ ▼ button changes the discs. 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System To Play an iPod or USB Flash Memory Device from the Rear Control Panel If an iPod or USB flash memory...

  • Page 328

    Release the button when the system reaches the point you want. 2010 Pilot To select the menu on the DVD, press the MENU/SCROLL button. Use the , and buttons to move to the desired menu selection, then press the ENT button to enter your selection.

  • Page 329

    To go to your selected menu, use the button to highlight the icon and press the ENT button. To return to the DVD video screen, select EXIT. 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System Top Menu When you select ‘‘TOP MENU’’, the screen changes to the DVD’s title menu.

  • Page 330

    Play Mode When you select ‘‘PLAY MODE’’ with the button, you can change the DVD’s Audio, Subtitle or Angle setting. 2010 Pilot ‘‘Audio’’ To change the Audio setting, highlight ‘‘Audio’’ from the play mode menu with the ▼ button. A submenu of dubbed ▲...

  • Page 331

    ‘‘Subtitle’’ from the play mode menu with the ▼ button. You can see the ▲ available subtitles with the button. 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System After selecting your desired subtitle, press the RETURN button or cursor back with the ▼ ▲...

  • Page 332

    ▲ go back to the top of the Play Mode menu. Press the RETURN button again to exit completely. 2010 Pilot Search When you highlight ‘‘Search’’ with button, the ‘‘Jump to chapter and title number input’’ message appears. To select ‘‘Chapter’’...

  • Page 333

    When you highlight, ‘‘NumInput’’ with the button, the ‘‘Jump to keypad’’ message appears. Press the ENT button to go to the NumInput selection screen. 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System Select the first digit number using , or ▼ ▲ button, and enter it by pressing the ENT button.

  • Page 334

    To change a setup, use the button to highlight your selection and press the ENT button. To return to the DVD video screen, select EXIT. 2010 Pilot Disp Adjust To adjust the display, highlight ‘‘Disp Adjust’’ from the setup menu with ▼...

  • Page 335

    ‘‘Reset’’ by pressing the ▼ ▲ button, then press the ENT button. 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System The display changes as shown above. Select ‘‘Yes,’’ and press the ENT button. You will see the message ‘‘Default display settings applied’’ on the display for 5 seconds.

  • Page 336

    Select the ‘‘Aspect Ratio’’ by pressing button, then press the ENT button. The selectable setting menu is displayed, and the current setting is highlighted in blue. 2010 Pilot Select the desired setting by pressing the button, then press the ENT button.

  • Page 337

    ENT button. The ‘‘PERSONAL SURROUND’’ logo is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen. 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System If you select ‘‘Off,’’ the logo disappears, and there will be no special sound effect.

  • Page 338

    To return to the stop or prestop screen, select ‘‘Exit’’ using the button, and then press the ENT, or the SETUP button. 2010 Pilot Menu Language To select the language used in the DISC menus, select ‘‘Menu Language’’ by pressing the ▼...

  • Page 339

    Select ‘‘other,’’ and press the ENT button. The display changes as shown in the next column. 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System If you select ‘‘No,’’ and press the ENT button, the display returns to the initial screen of the ‘‘Language’’...

  • Page 340

    Then select and enter the correct number digit as described. The display returns to the initial ‘‘Language’’ menu screen. 2010 Pilot Audio Language You can select the dubbed language before playing DVDs. Select ‘‘Audio Language’’ by pressing button.

  • Page 341

    INITIAL SETTINGS (Others) When you select ‘‘Others’’ at the top of the ‘‘INITIAL SETTINGS’’ screen, the above menu appears on the screen. 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System Dynamic Range ‘‘Dynamic Range’’ reduces the differences between the loud and quiet sound levels throughout the disc.

  • Page 342

    DVD, the angle mark is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen. You can set the system to display or not display this angle mark. 2010 Pilot Select ‘‘Angle Mark’’ by pressing the ▼ ▲ button. The above submenu appears.

  • Page 343

    ENT button. You will see the submenu. If you select ‘‘No’’ and press the ENT button, the screen goes back to the ‘‘Others’’ menu. 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System When you select and enter ‘‘Yes,’’ the display changes as shown above.

  • Page 344

    If you enter the password correctly, you can then change the parental control level. 2010 Pilot Changing the Password The password was set to ‘‘1111’’ when the vehicle left the factory.

  • Page 345

    ‘‘ENT’’ on the display. Press the ENT button on the control panel. 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System If the system does not recognize the password you entered, you will see the above display. Repeat the password setting steps until you enter the correct password.

  • Page 346

    (1111), select ‘‘Yes,’’ and press the ENT button. The message ‘‘Default password setting applied’’ is displayed for 5 seconds. 2010 Pilot Remote Control RELEASE BUTTON The rear control panel can be detached from the ceiling unit and used as a remote control. To remove it from the ceiling unit, press the release button.

  • Page 347

    An improperly disposed of battery can hurt the environment. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal. 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the...

  • Page 348

    Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. 2010 Pilot Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent # ’s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,487,535 &...

  • Page 349

    Invalid region code REGION ERR Invalid parental PARENTAL CHECK control level 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System Solution Press the disc eject button, and remove the disc. Check for an error indication. Insert the disc again. If the code does not disappear or the disc cannot be removed, consult your dealer.

  • Page 350

    Wearing the headphones backwards may affect audio reception, limiting the sound quality and range. 2010 Pilot To use the headphones, pivot the earpieces outward. This turns them on. To adjust the volume, turn the dial on the bottom of the right earpiece.

  • Page 351

    An improperly disposed of battery can hurt the environment. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal. 2010 Pilot Rear Entertainment System Auxiliary Input Jacks Auxiliary input jacks and headphone connectors for the rear...

  • Page 352

    V = Video jack L = Left audio jack R = Right audio jack VOLUME DIALS HEADPHONE CONNECTORS There are three headphone connectors for the third seat passengers. Each connector has its own volume control. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 353: Security System

    It will also activate if the radio is removed from the dashboard or the wiring is cut. 2010 Pilot Security System The security system will not set if the hood, the tailgate, the glass hatch, or any door is not fully closed.

  • Page 354: Cruise Control

    The cruise control system can be left on, even when it is not in use. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed above 25 mph (40 km/h). 2010 Pilot Press and release the SET/ DECEL button on the steering wheel. The CRUISE CONTROL...

  • Page 355

    RES/ ACCEL button. Each time you do this, your vehicle will speed up about 1 mph (1.6 km/h). 2010 Pilot Cruise Control You can decrease the set cruising speed in any of these ways: If you need to decrease your...

  • Page 356

    Push the CANCEL button on the steering wheel. Push the CRUISE button on the steering wheel. 2010 Pilot Resuming the Set Speed When you push the CANCEL button or tap the brake pedal, the system remembers the previously set speed.

  • Page 357

    CAL indicator on, do the following. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. 2010 Pilot Compass COMPASS SETTING MENU ITEMS On EX and EX-L models Press and hold the MENU button for about 5 seconds until you hear a beep.

  • Page 358

    EX and EX-L models) will go back to the previous display. Pressing the MENU button will cancel the compass setting mode. 2010 Pilot Press the selector or TUNE/ SOUND knob. The compass display is blinking and the CAL indicator is shown.

  • Page 359

    (see page ). If the correct zone is not shown, turn the selector or TUNE/SOUND knob to cycle the zone lists up or down. 2010 Pilot Compass ZONE NUMBER If necessary, press the RETURN button (on EX and EX-L models) to return to the previous display.

  • Page 360

    Compass The audio system is not related to the compass system. Even if the Zone Map compass system is in the zone setting mode, the display returns to the normal display which you last selected. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 361: Homelink Universal Transceiver

    2010 Pilot Do not use HomeLink with any garage door opener that lacks safety stop and reverse features.

  • Page 362

    When programming a garage door opener, park just outside the garage. 2010 Pilot Training HomeLink − If you just Before you begin...

  • Page 363

    HomeLink Universal Transceiver If you are training the second or third buttons, go directly to step 1. CONTINUED 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 364

    This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 365: Bluetooth Handsfreelink

    In the U.S., visit handsfreelink.honda. or call (888) 528-7876. In Canada, visit or call www.honda.ca, (888) 9-HONDA-9. 2010 Pilot Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Using HFL HFL Buttons HFL TALK BUTTON NAVI VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS HFL BACK BUTTON...

  • Page 366

    Try to reduce all background noise. If the microphone picks up voices other than yours, commands may be misinterpreted. 2010 Pilot Many commands can be spoken together. For example, you can say ‘‘Call 123-456-7890’’ or ‘‘Dial Peter.’’...

  • Page 367

    STATUS HFL MODE SIGNAL STRENGTH PHONE DIALING The Bluetooth icon will also appear on the center display when a phone is linked. 2010 Pilot Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Some phones may send battery, signal strength, and roaming status information to HFL. CONTINUED...

  • Page 368

    HFL is in use, will appear on the navigation screen when the audio system is on. When there is an incoming call, or HFL is in use, ‘‘HANDS FREE LINK’’ will appear on the center display. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 369

    Set the pairing code to a ‘‘Fixed’’ or ‘‘Random’’ number Code’’ (See page 370) ‘‘123-555- #### ’’ Enter desired phone number (See page Once a phonebook entry is stored, you can say a name here. ‘‘Jim Smith’’ (See page 371) 2010 Pilot Bluetooth HandsFreeLink 368) 369) 370) 371) CONTINUED...

  • Page 370

    Delete a phonebook entry (See page ‘‘Delete’’ ‘‘Receive If your phone supports this function, use this to transfer contacts from Contact’’ your phone to HFL (See page ‘‘List’’ Hear a list of all stored phonebook entries (See page 376) 2010 Pilot 376) 376)

  • Page 371

    Change language from English to French (See page 384) Hear a tutorial for general rules on using the system (See page 363) Hear a list of available commands and additional information describing each command (See page 363) 2010 Pilot Bluetooth HandsFreeLink * CONTINUED...

  • Page 372

    2010 Pilot To pair a cell phone: Press and release the HFL Talk button. If you are pairing a phone...

  • Page 373

    ’’ after the prompts. HFL will ask you which phone you want to delete. Follow the HFL prompts to continue with the deletion. 2010 Pilot Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To hear the names of all paired phones: Press and release the HFL Talk button before a command.

  • Page 374

    If no other phones are found or paired, HFL will inform you that the original phone is linked again. 2010 Pilot To change the pairing code setting: Press and release the HFL Talk button before a command. Say ‘‘...

  • Page 375

    Dial .’’ Once connected, you will hear the person you called through the audio speakers. 2010 Pilot Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To make a call using a name in the HFL phonebook: Press and release the HFL Talk button before a command.

  • Page 376

    Cellular Phonebook Select ‘‘ Search Imported Phonebook .’’ 2010 Pilot Select a phonebook you want to choose a phone number from. If the phonebook you select is PIN- protected, you will need to enter the PIN to access it. See page...

  • Page 377

    ,’’ the phone number will be stored in HFL, so that you can call it using HFL’s name tag by voice. 2010 Pilot Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Receiving a Call When you receive a call, an incoming call notification (if activated) will play and interrupt the audio system if it is on.

  • Page 378

    To unmute your voice, press and release the HFL Talk button and say ‘‘ ’’ again. Mute 2010 Pilot Send Numbers or Names During a Call HFL allows you to send numbers or names during a call. This is useful when you call a menu-driven phone system.

  • Page 379

    It is easier for HFL to recognize a multisyllabic or longer name. For example, use ‘‘Peter’’ instead of ‘‘Pete,’’ or ‘‘John Smith’’ instead of ‘‘John.’’ 2010 Pilot Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To edit the number stored in a name: Press and release the HFL Talk button before a command.

  • Page 380

    If you hear a name you want to call, immediately press the HFL Talk button and say ‘‘ Call .’’ 2010 Pilot To store a specific phone number from your cell phone directly to the HFL phonebook (available on some phones): Press and release the HFL Talk button before a command.

  • Page 381

    Phonebook ,’’ and HFL will begin importing the phonebook. Select ‘‘ ’’ after the import is completed. 2010 Pilot Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Search Imported Phonebook: Once a phonebook has been imported, you can search the phone numbers by the person’s name.

  • Page 382

    To display all names in the phonebook, select the ‘‘ List ’’ option. 2010 Pilot Select a person from the list. Up to three category icons are displayed in the left side of the list: Preference...

  • Page 383

    After making a selection, the following screen will appear. Select ‘‘ ,’’ then ‘‘ ’’ to complete the deletion. 2010 Pilot Bluetooth HandsFreeLink PIN Number You can add, change, or remove a PIN number from any phonebook. To add a PIN:...

  • Page 384

    The display will change as shown above. Enter the new 4-digit PIN number. You will be asked to re-enter the PIN for verification. 2010 Pilot To remove a PIN: Select ‘‘ PIN number ,’’ then select ‘‘ Do not use PIN ’’...

  • Page 385

    Follow the HFL prompts and say the 4-digit passcode you want to set. Follow the HFL prompts to confirm the number. 2010 Pilot Bluetooth HandsFreeLink NOTE: Once a passcode is set, you will need to enter it to use HFL each time you start the vehicle.

  • Page 386

    ’’ for no audible incoming call notification. * The default setting is a ring tone. 2010 Pilot To activate or deactivate the auto transfer function: If you get into the vehicle while you are on the phone, the call can be...

  • Page 387

    System clear .’’ Paired phones, all names in the HFL phonebook and all imported phonebook data will be lost. 2010 Pilot Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Quick Language Selection Canadian models only To quickly change the language: Press and release the HFL Talk button before a command.

  • Page 388

    HFL will ask you to name it in the current language. When French is your currently selected language, you can give voice commands in French. 2010 Pilot Wireless Technology Bluetooth Bluetooth name and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

  • Page 389

    This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 390: Parking Sensor System

    Even when the system is on, you should look for obstacles near your vehicle to make sure it is safe to park. 2010 Pilot The system has two front corner sensors, two rear corner sensors, and two rear center sensors.

  • Page 391

    Example shown: Obstacle is at the left front of the vehicle About 18-24 in (45-60 cm) Distance Upper left indicator stays on Indicator Beeper Short beeps 2010 Pilot Parking Sensor System About 14-18 in About 14 in (35-45 cm) (35 cm) or less Upper left Upper left indicator stays on...

  • Page 392

    Long beeps About 18-24 in About 14-18 in (45-60 cm) (35-45 cm) Bottom Bottom indicator stays on indicator stays on Short beeps Very short beeps 2010 Pilot About 14 in (35 cm) or less Bottom indicator stays on Continuous beeps...

  • Page 393

    40 in (100 cm) or closer. Do not put any accessories on or around the sensors. 2010 Pilot Parking Sensor System Within about 40 in (100 cm) The system may not function properly under these conditions: The sensors are covered with snow, ice, mud, etc.

  • Page 394

    On vehicle without navigation system, the rear view is shown on the left side of the inside mirror. 2010 Pilot For the best picture, always keep the rearview camera clean, and do not cover the camera lens. To avoid scratching the lens when you clean it, use a moist, soft cloth.

  • Page 395: Rearview Camera And Monitor

    The monitor turns on everytime you shift to reverse, even if you turned it off the last time. 2010 Pilot Rearview Camera and Monitor Monitor brightness is adjusted automatically by sensors. If you use...

  • Page 396

    2010 Pilot...

  • Page 397: Before Driving (fuel, Vehicle Break-in, And Cargo Loading)

    The information in this section will help you. If you plan to add any accessories to your vehicle, please read the information in this section first. 2010 Pilot Before Driving Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation Service Station Procedures Refueling...

  • Page 398

    If this happens, contact your dealer for service. 2010 Pilot Some gasoline today is blended with oxygenates such as ethanol or MTBE. Your vehicle is designed to...

  • Page 399

    ‘‘top off’’ the tank. This leaves some room in the fuel tank for the fuel to expand with temperature changes. 2010 Pilot Service Station Procedures If the fuel nozzle keeps clicking off even though the tank is not full, there may be a problem with your vehicle’s fuel...

  • Page 400

    The message should go off after several days of 2010 Pilot normal driving once you tighten or replace the fuel fill cap. To scroll to another message, press the INFO button.

  • Page 401

    Lift up the hood. If the hood latch handle moves stiffly, or if you can open the hood without lifting the handle, the mechanism should be cleaned and lubricated. 2010 Pilot Service Station Procedures SUPPORT ROD GRIP CLIP Holding the grip, pull the support rod out of its clip.

  • Page 402

    If it is near or below the lower mark, Adding Engine Oil on page 2010 Pilot 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.

  • Page 403: Fuel Economy

    Estimated Annual Fuel Cost − Provides an estimated annual fuel cost, based on 15,000 miles in the U.S. or 20,000 km in Canada per year 2010 Pilot Fuel Economy Highway MPG Estimated Annual Fuel Cost multiplied by the cost per gallon...

  • Page 404

    − Rapid acceleration, abrupt cornering, and hard braking increase fuel consumption. 2010 Pilot Observe the speed limit Aerodynamic drag has a big effect on fuel economy at speeds above 45 mph (75 km/h). Reduce your speed and you reduce the drag.

  • Page 405

    Liter Fill the fuel tank until the nozzle automatically clicks off. Reset trip counter to zero. Record the total gallons (liters) needed to refill. Follow one of the simple calculations above. 2010 Pilot Fuel Economy Miles per Gallon Kilometers L per 100 km...

  • Page 406: Accessories And Modifications

    2010 Pilot Before installing any accessory: Make sure the accessory does not obscure any lights, or interfere with proper vehicle operation or performance.

  • Page 407

    Modifying your steering wheel or any other part of your vehicle’s safety features can make the systems ineffective. If you plan to modify your vehicle, consult your dealer. 2010 Pilot Accessories and Modifications...

  • Page 408: Carrying Cargo

    CONSOLE COMPARTMENT GLOVE BOX SEAT-BACK POCKETS STORAGE COMPARTMENTS DOOR POCKETS CARGO AREA/UNDER FLOOR STORAGE WELL 2010 Pilot Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas: Glove box Door and seat-back pockets Rear cargo area, including the second and third row seats when...

  • Page 409

    Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kg or XXX lbs. 2010 Pilot Carrying Cargo The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if the ‘‘XXX’’...

  • Page 410

    (722 lbs) Passenger Weight Cargo Weight (150 lbs x 5 = 750 lbs) (572 lbs) 2010 Pilot In addition, the total weight of the vehicle, all occupants, accessories, cargo, and trailer tongue load must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).

  • Page 411

    2010 Pilot Carrying Cargo If you carry large items that prevent you from closing the tailgate or the glass hatch, exhaust gas can enter the passenger area.

  • Page 412

    Each hook is designed to hold up to 50 lbs (23 kg) of weight. 2010 Pilot GROCERY HOOK Your vehicle also has grocery hook(s) on the side panels and on the back of the third row seats in the cargo area.

  • Page 413: Driving (engine And Transmission Operation)

    (VSA ) system, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and facts you need if you are planning to tow a trailer or drive off-highway. 2010 Pilot Driving Driving Guidelines Preparing to Drive Starting the Engine Check Starter System...

  • Page 414

    See page for off-highway driving guidelines. 2010 Pilot Preparing to Drive You should do the following checks and adjustments before you drive your vehicle. Make sure all windows, mirrors, and outside lights are clean and unobstructed.

  • Page 415

    START (III) position to start the engine. Depending on the outside temperature, the 2010 Pilot starter motor runs for about 6 to 9 seconds until the engine starts. If you hold the ignition switch in...

  • Page 416: Starting The Engine

    ON (II) position. You will also see this message when the auto control mode of the starter system has a problem. 2010 Pilot If this message is on, the ignition switch has to be held in the START (III) position manually until the engine starts.

  • Page 417: Automatic Transmission

    When the ‘‘D’’ indicator warns of a possible problem with the transmission, you will see a ‘‘CHECK TRANSMISSION’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 2010 Pilot Automatic Transmission Shifting To shift from any position, press firmly on the brake pedal and the release button on the side of the shift lever.

  • Page 418

    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. 2010 Pilot Neutral (N) Use neutral if you − need to restart a stalled engine, or if it is necessary to stop briefly with the engine idling.

  • Page 419

    D can also keep the transmission from cycling between third and fourth gears in stop-and-go driving. 2010 Pilot Automatic Transmission Second (2) − This position locks the transmission in second gear. It does not downshift to first gear when you come to a stop.

  • Page 420

    Before downshifting, make sure the engine will not go into the tachometer’s red zone. 2010 Pilot 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.

  • Page 421

    Push down on the key while you press the release button on the shift lever and move the shift lever out of Park to neutral. 2010 Pilot Automatic Transmission Remove the key from the shift lock release slot, then install the cover.

  • Page 422

    VTM-4 Lock ON may damage the rear dif f erential when making a turn. Strange noise and vibration can also result. 2010 Pilot To Disengage the VTM-4 Lock, any of the following: Press the VTM-4 LOCK button.

  • Page 423

    Lock the doors and the tailgate. Make sure the glass hatch is closed securely. 2010 Pilot Parking Never park over dry leaves, tall grass, or other flammable materials. The hot three way catalytic converter could cause these materials to catch on fire.

  • Page 424

    2010 Pilot Driving on a significantly under inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.

  • Page 425

    See Low Tire Pressure Indicator on page 2010 Pilot Except Touring models − Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Indicator This indicator comes on and stays on if there is a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system.

  • Page 426

    If used, you will have to replace the tire pressure sensor. Have the flat tire repaired by your dealer as soon as possible. 2010 Pilot As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the...

  • Page 427

    2010 Pilot Touring models − If you think you can safely drive a short distance to a service station,...

  • Page 428

    (see page 2010 Pilot Tire Pressure Monitor To select the tire pressure monitor, press the INFO button several times with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position.

  • Page 429

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Canadian models Each tire pressure is shown in PSI (U.S. models) or in kPa (Canadian models). 2010 Pilot Touring models − Each tire has its own pressure sensor. If the air pressure of a tire...

  • Page 430

    If this happens, you will first see a system warning message ‘‘CHECK TPMS SYSTEM’’ on the multi-information display. 2010 Pilot TPMS System Failure If there is a problem with the TPMS, you will see the above message on the multi-information display.

  • Page 431

    Each wheel is equipped with a tire pressure sensor mounted inside the tire behind the valve stem. You must use TPMS specific wheels. It is recommended that you always have 2010 Pilot Touring models − your tires serviced by your dealer or a qualified technician.

  • Page 432

    In addition, fuel economy can be reduced. It also keeps your brake lights on all the time, confusing drivers behind you. 2010 Pilot Constant application of the brakes when going down a long hill builds up heat and reduces their effective- ness.

  • Page 433

    This is sometimes referred to as ‘‘stomp and steer.’’ 2010 Pilot You will feel a pulsation in the brake pedal when the ABS activates, and may hear some noise. This is normal: it is the ABS rapidly pumping the brakes.

  • Page 434: Anti-lock Brakes (abs)

    The VSA indicator will come on along with the ABS indicator. 2010 Pilot Important Safety Reminders ABS does not reduce the time or distance it takes to stop the It only helps with steering vehicle.

  • Page 435

    If the VSA system indicator stays on or comes back on while driving, have the VSA system inspected by your dealer. 2010 Pilot NOTE: The main function of the VSA system is generally known as Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

  • Page 436

    When VSA is off, the VSA activation indicator comes on as a reminder. 2010 Pilot VSA is turned on every time you start the engine, even if you turned it off the last time you drove the vehicle.

  • Page 437

    Hill start assist may not hold a heavily loaded vehicle, such as when your vehicle is connected to a trailer, or prevent your vehicle from rolling downhill on a very steep or slippery slope. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 438: Towing A Trailer

    Check the loading of your vehicle and trailer carefully before starting to drive. 2010 Pilot Load Limit Total Trailer Weight The maximum allowable weight of the trailer and everything in or on it...

  • Page 439

    4WD models: 6,096 lbs (2,765 kg) 2WD models: 5,952 lbs (2,700 kg) 2010 Pilot Towing a Trailer Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR): The maximum allowable weight of the vehicle, all occupants, all...

  • Page 440

    2010 Pilot To Estimate the Total Trailer Weight Add the weight of your trailer (as quoted by the manufacturer) with everything in or on the trailer.

  • Page 441

    350 lbs (159 kg) If the difference is more than 1 ¾ inch, you have too much load on the tongue. Redistribute the load or remove cargo as needed. 2010 Pilot Towing a Trailer 4WD models If the Estimated difference is: tongue load is: 5/8’’...

  • Page 442

    4,100 lbs (1,860 kg) 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg) 3,800 lbs (1,724 kg) 2,000 lbs (907 kg) Towing is Not Recommended − 2010 Pilot Maximum Tongue Load ** 350 lbs (159 kg) 300 lbs (136 kg) 230 lbs (104 kg) 200 lbs (91 kg)

  • Page 443

    Check the rear gross axle weight. Limit (4WD models): 3,362 lbs (1,525 kg) Limit (2WD models): 3,196 lbs (1,450 kg) 2010 Pilot Towing a Trailer If you cannot weigh the rear axle directly, you can calculate the rear gross axle weight by subtracting the weight in step 1 from the weight in step 2.

  • Page 444

    2% for every 1,000 feet (305 meters) of elevation. Check the weight of the hitched trailer. Write this number down. 2010 Pilot Check the weight of the unhitched trailer. Limit: See page Calculate the tongue load. Subtract the weight in step 6 from the weight in step 7.

  • Page 445

    2010 Pilot Towing a Trailer Trailer Brakes Honda recommends that any trailer with a total trailer weight of 1,000 lbs (450 kg) or more has its own brakes.

  • Page 446

    (20A) (BLUE) GROUND STOP (BLACK) (SKY BLUE) 2010 Pilot Safety Chains Always use safety chains when you tow a trailer. Make sure the chains are secured to the trailer and hitch, and that they cross under the tongue and can catch the trailer if it becomes unhitched.

  • Page 447

    Check trailer light requirements for the areas where you plan to tow, and use only equipment designed for your vehicle. 2010 Pilot Towing a Trailer RIGHT TURN SIGNAL AND BRAKE LIGHTS (WHITE) ELECTRIC BRAKE...

  • Page 448

    Your vehicle has a class 3 trailer hitch as standard equipment. The jumper harness and trailer brake fuse are stored in the glove box. Also see page for trailer-related information. 2010 Pilot Connecting the Trailer Connectors On Touring models RETAINING SOCKET RETAINING 7-PIN TRAILER CONNECTOR...

  • Page 449

    BACK LIGHT ELECTRIC (BLACK) (YELLOW) BRAKE (BROWN/ 7-PIN TRAILER SOCKET WHITE) Refer to the above illustrations for wiring information. 2010 Pilot Towing a Trailer Trailer Jumper Harness On Touring models ELECTRIC BRAKE (BROWN/WHITE) GROUND (BLACK) BRAKE LIGHTS (SKY BLUE) BRAKE...

  • Page 450

    The trailer tires and spare are in good condition and inflated as recommended by the trailer maker. 2010 Pilot Driving Safely With a Trailer The added weight, length, and height of a trailer will affect your vehicle’s handling and performance,...

  • Page 451

    (e.g., camper), do not exceed 55 mph (88 km/h). At higher speeds, the trailer may sway or affect vehicle handling. 2010 Pilot Towing a Trailer Making Turns and Braking Make turns more slowly and wider than normal. The trailer tracks a...

  • Page 452

    Park and firmly setting the parking brake. Also, place wheel chocks at each of the trailer’s tires. 2010 Pilot Retrieving a Boat If the vehicle’s tires slip when retrieving a boat from the water, shift to first gear, and turn on VTM-4 lock (see page ).

  • Page 453

    Keep your speed low, and don’t drive faster than conditions permit. 2010 Pilot Important Safety Precautions To avoid loss of control or rollover, be sure to follow all precautions and recommendations. Be sure to store cargo properly...

  • Page 454

    Avoid hard braking. Do not ‘‘pump’’ the brakes; let the anti-lock braking system pump them for you. 2010 Pilot Avoiding Obstacles Debris in the road can damage your suspension or other components. Because your vehicle has a high...

  • Page 455

    If the water is deeper than the wheel hubs, some additional service may be required. This service is not covered by your warranties. 2010 Pilot If You Get Stuck If you get stuck, engage the VTM-4 Lock (see page ). Carefully try to...

  • Page 456

    100 lbs (45 kg). Stay on smooth, level dirt roads, and avoid driving in hilly terrain. Allow extra room for starting, stopping, and turning. Slow down if you encounter bumps or other obstacles. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 457: Maintenance (minder, Fluid Checking, Minor Services, And Vehicle Storage)

    See page for information on how to obtain a copy, or see your dealer. 2010 Pilot Maintenance Maintenance Safety Maintenance Minder Fluid Locations Engine Compartment Covers...

  • Page 458: Maintenance Safety

    Be sure there is adequate ventilation whenever you operate the engine. Burns from hot parts. Let the 2010 Pilot engine and exhaust system cool down before touching any parts. Injury from moving parts. not run the engine unless instructed to do so.

  • Page 459: Maintenance Minder

    15 % 11 % 15 % − 10 % 6 % − 10 % 5 % 1 % − 2010 Pilot Maintenance Minder Engine Oil Life Display Except Touring models ENGINE OIL SELECT/ LIFE DISPLAY RESET KNOB U.S. model is shown.

  • Page 460

    The 15 and 10 percent oil life indicators remind you that your vehicle will soon be due for scheduled maintenance. 2010 Pilot ‘‘SERVICE’’ MESSAGE U.S. model is shown. When the remaining engine oil life is 5 to 1 percent, you will see a ‘‘SERVICE’’...

  • Page 461

    ) also comes on and remains on in the instrument panel. When you see this message, immediately have the indicated maintenance done by your dealer. 2010 Pilot Maintenance Minder NEGATIVE DISTANCE TRAVELED U.S. model is shown. If you do not perform the indicated...

  • Page 462

    U.S. model is shown. All maintenance items displayed on the information display are in code. For an explanation of these maintenance codes, see page 2010 Pilot Resetting the Engine Oil Life Display Except Touring models Your dealer will reset the display after completing the required maintenance service.

  • Page 463

    U.S. model is shown. 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.’’ 2010 Pilot Maintenance Minder On Touring models SEL/RESET BUTTON ENGINE OIL INFO ( / ) ▲...

  • Page 464

    SYSTEM MESSAGE INDICATOR The system message indicator on the instrument panel will also come on, and a beeper will sound. 2010 Pilot U.S. model is shown. To cancel the system message, press and release the INFO ( / ) button ▲...

  • Page 465

    The display then changes to ‘‘SERVICE DUE NOW.’’ Have the indicated maintenance done as soon as possible. 2010 Pilot Maintenance Minder The system message indicator on the instrument panel will also come on, and a beeper will sound.

  • Page 466

    ON (II) position until you have the indicated maintenance performed by your dealer. 2010 Pilot U.S. model is shown. If the indicated maintenance service is not done and the engine oil life reaches 0 percent, you will see a ‘‘SERVICE PAST DUE’’...

  • Page 467

    You will see the engine oil life blinking and a ‘‘SERVICE’’ message along with the maintenance item code(s) on the multi- information display. 2010 Pilot Maintenance Minder The system message will appear again by pressing the INFO ( / ) ▲ ▼...

  • Page 468

    You will see the negative distance traveled blinking and a ‘‘SERVICE’’ message along with the maintenance item code(s) on the multi-information display. 2010 Pilot The system message will appear again by pressing the INFO ( / ) ▲ ▼ button after canceling it.

  • Page 469

    Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. Press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel until you see the engine oil life display. 2010 Pilot Maintenance Minder Press and hold the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel for more than 10 seconds. The...

  • Page 470

    2010 Pilot Your authorized Honda dealer knows your vehicle best and can provide competent, efficient service. However, service at a dealer is not mandatory to keep your warranties in effect.

  • Page 471

    2010 Pilot Maintenance Minder Owner’s Maintenance Checks You should check the following items at the specified intervals. If...

  • Page 472

    Tires Check the tire pressure − monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects. See page Lights − Check the operation of the headlights, parking lights, taillights, high-mount brake light, and license plate lights monthly. See page 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 473

    If you regularly drive your vehicle under these conditions, have the differential fluid changed at 7,500 miles (12,000 km), then every 15,000 miles (24,000 km). 2010 Pilot Maintenance Minder...

  • Page 474: Fluid Locations

    Fluid Locations POWER STEERING FLUID (Red cap) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) ENGINE COOLANT RESERVOIR ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK (Orange loop) RADIATOR CAP ENGINE OIL FILL CAP 2010 Pilot BRAKE FLUID (Black cap) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop)

  • Page 475: Engine Compartment Covers

    FRONT BULKHEAD COVER maintenance work. Covers are secured by holding clips. To remove the front bulkhead cover and the air intake cover, remove the holding clips with a flat-tip screwdriver. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 476: Adding Engine Oil

    Honda motor oil in your vehicle. Make sure the API Certification Seal says ‘‘For Gasoline Engines.’’ API CERTIFICATION SEAL 2010 Pilot The oil viscosity or weight is provided on the container’s label. 5W-20 oil is formulated for year- round protection of your vehicle to improve cold weather starting and fuel economy.

  • Page 477

    Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature, then shut it off. 2010 Pilot WASHER DRAIN BOLT Open the hood, and remove the engine oil fill cap. Remove the oil drain bolt and washer from the bottom of the engine.

  • Page 478

    Engine oil change capacity (including filter): 4.5 US qt (4.3 ) 2010 Pilot Reinstall the engine oil fill cap. Start the engine. The oil pressure indicator should go out within 5 seconds. If it does not, turn off the engine, and check your work.

  • Page 479: Engine Coolant

    Have the cooling system flushed and refilled with Honda antifreeze/coolant as soon as possible. 2010 Pilot Engine Coolant If the reserve tank is completely empty, you should also check the coolant level in the radiator.

  • Page 480

    Put the radiator cap back on, and tighten it fully. 2010 Pilot RESERVE TANK Pour coolant into the reserve tank. Fill it to halfway between the MAX and MIN marks. Put the cap back on the reserve tank.

  • Page 481: Windshield Washers

    This will help to condition the blade edges. 2010 Pilot Windshield Washers Do not use engine antif reeze or a vinegar/water solution in the windshield washer reservoir. Antif reeze can damage your vehicle’s paint, while...

  • Page 482: Automatic Transmission Fluid

    90 seconds) before doing step 2. DIPSTICK Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) from the transmission, and wipe it with a clean cloth. 2010 Pilot DIPSTICK UPPER MARK LOWER MARK Insert the dipstick all the way into the transmission securely as shown in the illustration.

  • Page 483

    If you are not sure how to add fluid, contact your dealer. 2010 Pilot Automatic Transmission Fluid Use only Honda Genuine ATF-Z1 (automatic transmission f luid). Do not mix with other transmission f luids.

  • Page 484

    (see page Always use Honda VTM-4 Differential Fluid, and have your dealer replace the rear differential fluid. 2010 Pilot Transfer Assembly Fluid 4WD models only The transfer assembly should be drained and refilled with new fluid when this service is indicated by a...

  • Page 485: Brake Fluid

    Brake fluid marked DOT 5 is not compatible with your vehicle’s braking system and can cause extensive damage. 2010 Pilot Brake Fluid The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the side of the reservoir. If the level is at or below the MIN mark, your brake system needs attention.

  • Page 486

    Turning the steering wheel to f ull lef t or right lock and holding it there can damage the power steering pump. 2010 Pilot Timing Belt The timing belt should be replaced at the intervals shown in the maintenance minder schedule.

  • Page 487

    Halogen headlight bulbs get very hot when lit. Oil, perspiration, or a scratch on the glass can cause the bulb to overheat and shatter. 2010 Pilot Lights BULB CONNECTOR The high beam headlight bulb, the low beam headlight bulb, and daytime running light bulb are replaced the same way.

  • Page 488

    Push the electrical connector onto the new bulb. Turn on the headlights to test the new bulb. 2010 Pilot Replacing Front Turn Signal/ Parking and Side Marker Light Bulbs FRONT TURN SIGNAL/PARKING LIGHT BULB SOCKET Open the hood.

  • Page 489

    Halogen bulbs get very hot when lit. Oil, perspiration, or a scratch on the glass can cause the bulb to overheat and shatter. 2010 Pilot Lights Place a cloth on the edge of the cover to prevent scratches. Remove the covers by carefully prying on the edge with a small flat-tip screwdriver.

  • Page 490

    (in Rear Pillar) Open the tailgate. Remove the two mounting bolts with an 8 mm wrench. 2010 Pilot Place a cloth on the inner edge of the assembly to prevent scratches. Loosen the assembly by carefully prying on the top and side edges with a small flat-tip screwdriver.

  • Page 491

    Align the two tabs on the light assembly with the mounting holes and install the rear light assembly in the rear pillar. Tighten the two bolts securely. 2010 Pilot Lights Side Turn Signal Lights On Touring models Each outside mirror has side turn signal lights.

  • Page 492

    Pull the bulb straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. 2010 Pilot Put the lens back on the light assembly, and tighten the mounting bolts securely. Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working.

  • Page 493

    BULB LENS Turn on the parking lights and check that the new bulb is working. Put the lens back into the light assembly, right side first. Push on the left edge until it snaps into place. 2010 Pilot Lights...

  • Page 494

    Do not use bleach, dye, or cleaning solvents. Let the belts air-dry before you use the vehicle. 2010 Pilot Dirt build-up in the loops of the seat belt anchors can cause the belts to retract slowly. Wipe the insides of...

  • Page 495: Floor Mats

    If you remove a floor mat, make sure to re-anchor it when you put it back in your vehicle. 2010 Pilot Floor Mats REAR If you use a non-Honda floor mat, make sure it fits properly and that it can be used with the floor mat anchors.

  • Page 496: Wiper Blades

    Do not open the hood when the wiper arms are raised, or you will damage the hood and the wiper arms. 2010 Pilot LOCK TAB Disconnect the blade assembly from the wiper arm: Press and hold the lock tab.

  • Page 497

    2010 Pilot Wiper Blades Slide the new wiper blade into the holder until the tabs lock. Slide the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm.

  • Page 498

    To replace the rear wiper blade: Raise the wiper arm off the glass hatch and hold it. Slide the blade out of the wiper arm. 2010 Pilot BLADE REINFORCEMENT Examine the new wiper blades. If they have no plastic or metal...

  • Page 499

    Slide the new blade into the wiper arm. Make sure it is engaged in the slot along its full length. Lower the wiper arm down against the windshield or the hatch glass. 2010 Pilot Wiper Blades...

  • Page 500

    The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warns you when a tire pressure is low. See page for more information. 2010 Pilot Even though your vehicle is equipped with TPMS, we recommend that you visually check your tires every day. If you think a tire might be low, check it immediately with a tire gauge.

  • Page 501

    2010 Pilot Tires Recommended Tire Pressures The following chart shows the recommended cold tire pressures for most normal and high-speed driving conditions.

  • Page 502

    A tire this worn gives very little traction on wet roads. You should replace the tire if you can see three or more tread wear indicators. 2010 Pilot Tire Service Life The service life of your tires is dependent on many factors,...

  • Page 503

    Move the tires to the positions shown in the diagram each time they are rotated. If you purchase directional tires, rotate only front-to-back. 2010 Pilot Tires Replacing Tires and Wheels Replace your tires with radial tires of the same size, load range, speed...

  • Page 504

    If you ever replace a wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match those of the original wheels. 2010 Pilot Also be sure you use only TPMS specific wheels. If you do not, the tire pressure monitoring system will...

  • Page 505

    BOLTS (10 mm) To remove the spacer, loosen the two bolts. Replacement wheels are available at your dealer. 2010 Pilot Tires Installing improper tires on your vehicle can affect handling and stability. This can cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed.

  • Page 506

    They may be required by local laws under certain conditions. 2010 Pilot Snow Tires If you mount snow tires on your vehicle, make sure they are radial tires of the same size and load range as the original tires.

  • Page 507

    Stop driving if they are hitting any part of the vehicle. 2010 Pilot Tires Wheels Clean the wheels as you would the rest of the exterior. Wash them with the same solution, and rinse them thoroughly.

  • Page 508: Checking The Battery

    Always disconnect the negative ( ) cable first, and − reconnect it last. 2010 Pilot The battery gives off explosive hydrogen gas during normal operation. A spark or flame can cause the battery to explode with enough force to kill or seriously hurt you.

  • Page 509

    The navigation system will also disable itself. The next time you turn on the ignition switch, the system will require you to enter a PIN before it can be used. Refer to the navigation system manual. 2010 Pilot Checking the Battery...

  • Page 510: Vehicle Storage

    Also, apply a vehicle body wax to the painted surfaces that mate with the door and tailgate seals. 2010 Pilot Cover the vehicle with a ‘‘breathable’’ cover, one made from a porous material such as cotton. Non-porous materials, such as plastic sheeting, trap moisture, which can damage the paint.

  • Page 511: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

    If not, you will also find instructions on getting your vehicle towed. 2010 Pilot Taking Care of the Unexpected Compact Spare Tire Changing a Flat Tire If the Engine Won’t Start...

  • Page 512: Compact Spare Tire

    You will also see a ‘‘CHECK TPMS SYSTEM’’ message on the multi- information display (see page 2010 Pilot INDICATOR LOCATION MARK TREAD WEAR INDICATOR BAR Replace the tire when you can see the tread wear indicator bars. The...

  • Page 513: Changing A Flat Tire

    LOCK (0) position. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle while you change the tire. Open the tailgate. 2010 Pilot Changing a Flat Tire JACK TOOLS Push the rear edge of the handle...

  • Page 514

    Fold down the third row seat (see page 2010 Pilot WHEEL NUT WRENCH The wheel nut wrench supplied with your vehicle is specially adapted to f it the hoist shaf t.

  • Page 515

    Remove the bracket from the spare tire. Loosen each wheel nut 1/2 turn with the wheel nut wrench. 2010 Pilot Changing a Flat Tire JACKING POINTS Place the jack under the jacking point nearest the tire you need to change.

  • Page 516

    Make sure the stay, the extension, and the wheel nut wrench are securely attached. 2010 Pilot WHEEL NUT WRENCH EXTENSION CONNECTOR BUTTON Insert the hook at the end of the stay into the opening on the dial at the bottom of the jack.

  • Page 517

    Wipe the hub carefully; it may be hot from driving. 2010 Pilot Changing a Flat Tire Put on the spare tire. Put the wheel nuts back on finger-tight, then tighten them in a crisscross...

  • Page 518

    94 lbf·ft (127 N·m , 13 kgf·m) Remove the center cap from the flat tire, and place the flat tire under the hoist, with the valve stem facing up. 2010 Pilot Insert the hoist bracket into the center hole of the flat tire.

  • Page 519

    Store the jack and the tools in the tool box. Refer to Changing a Tire with TPMS (see page 2010 Pilot Changing a Flat Tire Loose items can fly around the interior in a crash and could seriously injure the occupants. Store the wheel, jack, and tools...

  • Page 520: If The Engine Won't Start

    You will need a qualified technician to determine the problem. See Emergency Towing on page 2010 Pilot If the headlights dim noticeably or go out when you try to start the engine, either the battery is discharged or the connections are corroded.

  • Page 521: If The Engine Won't Start, Jump Starting

    You cannot start your vehicle by pushing or pulling it. 2010 Pilot To Jump Start Your Vehicle: Open the hood, and check the physical condition of the battery. In very cold weather, check the condition of the electrolyte.

  • Page 522: Jump Starting

    Do not connect this jumper cable to any other part of the engine. 2010 Pilot If the booster battery is in another vehicle, have an assistant start that vehicle and run it at a fast idle.

  • Page 523: If The Engine Overheats

    Do not open the hood if steam is coming out. 2010 Pilot If the Engine Overheats Safely pull to the side of the road. Put the transmission in Park, and set the parking brake. Turn off all the accessories, and turn on the hazard warning lights.

  • Page 524

    After the pressure releases, push down on the cap, and turn it until it comes off. 2010 Pilot Start the engine, and set the temperature to maximum heat (climate control to AUTO at ‘‘...

  • Page 525

    There is a mechanical problem that needs to be repaired before you can continue driving (see Emergency Towing on page 2010 Pilot Charging System Indicator If the charging system indicator comes on brightly when the engine is running, the battery is not being charged.

  • Page 526: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    If they are not set, the test cannot be completed. 2010 Pilot If the battery in your vehicle has been disconnected or gone dead, these codes may be erased. It takes several days of driving under various conditions to set the codes again.

  • Page 527: Brake System Indicator

    On Touring models You will also see a ‘‘CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM’’ message on the multi- information display (see page 2010 Pilot Brake System Indicator Slow down by shifting to a lower gear, and pull to the side of the road when it is safe.

  • Page 528

    The primary under-hood fuse box is located on the passenger’s side. The secondary fuse box is located next to the battery. To open it, push the tabs as shown. 2010 Pilot UNDER-HOOD (PRIMARY) UNDER-HOOD (SECONDARY)

  • Page 529

    Remove the cover from the fuse box. FUSE BLOWN Check each of the large fuses in the under-hood fuse boxes by looking through the top at the wire inside. Removing these fuses requires a Phillips-head screwdriver. 2010 Pilot Fuses BLOWN CONTINUED...

  • Page 530

    If it is burned out, replace it with one of the spare fuses of the same rating or lower. 2010 Pilot 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.

  • Page 531

    If the radio fuse is removed, the audio system will disable itself. The next time you turn on the radio you will see ‘‘ENTER CODE’’ in the frequency display. Use the preset buttons to enter the digit code (see page 2010 Pilot Fuses...

  • Page 532: Fuse Locations

    30 A Cooling Fan Rear Defroster 30 A 40 A Blower 20 A Front Fog Light 15 A 10 A 2010 Pilot Amps. Circuits Protected 20 A Front Passenger’s Power Seat Reclining 20 A Front Passenger’s Power Seat Slide Oil Level 7.5 A...

  • Page 533: Horn

    15 A 15 A Rear Accessory Socket Glass Hatch Motor 20 A 15 A Rear Heated Seat Head Light Washer Motor 30 A 2010 Pilot Fuse Locations REAR FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected 20 A Small Light 7.5 A Stop Lamp 7.5 A...

  • Page 534

    20 A Daytime Running Light Main 15 A Small Lights Main Not Used − TPMS 7.5 A Head Light Low Main 20 A 2010 Pilot No. Amps. Circuits Protected 7.5 A VBSOL2 7.5 A STRLD Not Used − − Not Used 20 A Driver’s Power Window...

  • Page 535: Emergency Towing

    Any other method of towing will damage the drive system. When you contact the towing agency, inform them a flat-bed is required. 2010 Pilot Emergency Towing 4WD models only Towing with only two tires on the ground will damage parts of the 4WD system.

  • Page 536: If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck

    The cover is attached to the bumper with a tether. 2010 Pilot WHEEL NUT WRENCH TOWING HOOK Remove the towing hook and wheel nut wrench placed behind a cover under the cargo area.

  • Page 537

    Do not tow at an angle. The tow hook should not be used to tow the vehicle onto a f lat bed. Do not use it as a tie down. TRAILER HITCH 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 538

    2010 Pilot...

  • Page 539: Technical Information (vehicle Specifications, Tires, And Emissions Controls)

    It also includes information you should know about your vehicle’s tires and emissions control systems. 2010 Pilot Technical Information Identification Numbers Specifications DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)

  • Page 540: Identification Numbers

    It is also on the certification label attached to the driver’s doorjamb, and is stamped on the engine compartment bulkhead. The VIN is also provided in bar code on the certification label. CERTIFICATION LABEL 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 541

    Identification Numbers The engine number is stamped into ENGINE NUMBER the engine block. It is on the front. The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NUMBER 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 542: Specifications

    Including the coolant in the reserve tank and that remaining in the engine Reserve tank capacity: 0.196 US gal (0.74 ) * Excluding the oil remaining in the engine 2010 Pilot Approx. 21.00 US gal (79.5 ) * Change 1.98 US gal (7.5 ) Total 2.48 US gal (9.4 )

  • Page 543

    − 60 AH/5 HR Caster − 72 AH/20 HR Tires Size Pressure 2010 Pilot Specifications See page or the fuse label attached on the side panel. See page or the fuse label attached to the inside of the fuse box lid.

  • Page 544

    2010 Pilot Traction The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. Those grades represent the tire’s ability to...

  • Page 545

    Warning: The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 546: Tire Labeling

    Tire construction code (R − indicates radial). − Rim diameter in inches. 2010 Pilot Load index (a numerical code − associated with the maximum load the tire can carry). Speed symbol (an −...

  • Page 547

    Maximum Inflation Pressure − maximum tire air pressure that the tire can hold. 2010 Pilot Tire Labeling Maximum Load Rating − Means the load rating for a tire at the maximum permissible inflation pressure for that tire.

  • Page 548

    2010 Pilot Driving on a significantly under inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.

  • Page 549

    Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function properly. 2010 Pilot Required Federal Explanation...

  • Page 550

    TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function properly. 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 551: Emissions Controls

    This keeps gasses that build up in the engine’s crankcase from going into the atmosphere. The positive 2010 Pilot Emissions Controls crankcase ventilation valve routes them from the crankcase back to the intake manifold. They are then drawn into the engine and burned.

  • Page 552

    HC, CO, and NOx in the engine’s exhaust to carbon dioxide (CO ), nitrogen (N ), and water vapor. 2010 Pilot Replacement Parts The emissions control systems are designed and certified to work to- gether in reducing emissions to levels that comply with the Clean Air Act.

  • Page 553: Three Way Catalytic Converter

    Always use unleaded gasoline. Even a small amount of leaded gasoline can contaminate the catalyst metals, making the three way catalytic converter ineffective. 2010 Pilot Three Way Catalytic Converter WARM UP THREE WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTERS Keep the engine well maintained.

  • Page 554: Emissions Testing

    6 hours or more. Make sure the ambient temperature is between 40° and 95°F (4° and 35°C). 2010 Pilot Without touching the accelerator pedal, start the engine, and let it idle for 20 seconds. Keep the vehicle in Park. Increase...

  • Page 555

    When traffic conditions allow, let the vehicle coast for several seconds without using the accelerator pedal or the brake pedal. 2010 Pilot Emissions Testing Make sure the vehicle has been parked with the engine off for 30 minutes. If the testing facility determines the readiness codes are still not set, see your dealer.

  • Page 556

    2010 Pilot...

  • Page 557: Warranty And Customer Relations (u.s. And Canada Only) (warranty And Contact Information)

    Warranty and Customer Relations Customer Service Information . Warranty Coverages Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Vehicles) Authorized Manuals 2010 Pilot...

  • Page 558: Customer Service Information

    Islands: Vortex Motor Corp. Bella International P.O. Box 190816 San Juan, PR 00919-0816 Tel: (787) 620-7546 2010 Pilot When you call or write, please give us this information: Vehicle Identification Number (see page Name and address of the dealer who services your vehicle...

  • Page 559: Warranty Coverages

    Replacement Parts Limited covers all Honda Warranty − replacement parts against defects in materials and workmanship. 2010 Pilot Warranty Coverages Replacement Battery Limited provides prorated Warranty − coverage for a replacement battery purchased from your dealer.

  • Page 560

    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 2010 Pilot To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to ;...

  • Page 561: Authorized Manuals (u.s. Only)

    Electrical Troubleshooting Manual: Complements the Service Manual by providing in-depth troubleshooting information for each electrical circuit in your vehicle. Body Repair Manual: Describes the procedures involved in the replacement of damaged body parts. 2010 Pilot Authorized Manuals...

  • Page 562

    2010 Pilot...

  • Page 563: Index

    Shift Lever Position Indicators Shift Lever Positions Shift Lock Release Auxiliary Input Jack Battery Charging System Indicator Jump Starting Maintenance 2010 Pilot Specifications Before Driving Belts, Seat Beverage Holders Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Booster Seats Brakes Anti-lock System (ABS) Break-in, New Linings...

  • Page 564

    LATCH Anchorage Points Tether Anchorage Points Cleaning Seat Belts Climate Control System Clock Coat Hooks Code, Audio System CO in the Exhaust Compact Spare Tire 2010 Pilot Compass Console Compartment Consumer Information Controls, Instruments and Conversation Mirror Coolant . 44, Adding...

  • Page 565

    Charging System Indicator Checking the Fuses Driving with a Flat Tire Hazard Warning Flashers Jump Starting Low Oil Pressure Indicator Malfunction Indicator Lamp . Overheated Engine 2010 Pilot Towing Emergency Brake Emergency Flashers Emergency Towing Emissions Controls Emissions Testing Engine...

  • Page 566

    Tighten Fuel Cap Fuel Economy Fuses, Checking the Gas Mileage, Improving Gasoline Gauge Low Fuel Indicator Octane Requirement Tank, Refueling 2010 Pilot Gas Station Procedures Gauges . 11, Engine Coolant Temperature . Fuel Speedometer . 11, Tachometer GAWR (Gross Axle Weight...

  • Page 567

    Key (Immobilizer System) Lights On Low Fuel Low Oil Pressure Low Tire Pressure Malfunction Indicator Lamp . Security System Side Airbag Off 2010 Pilot Seat Belt System Message Tire Pressure Monitor Turn Signal and Hazard Warning VSA Activation VSA System...

  • Page 568

    Owner’s Maintenance Checks Safety Schedule Malfunction Indicator Lamp Memory, Driving Position Message Display Message Indicator Meters, Gauges 2010 Pilot Mirrors, Adjusting Modifications Modifying Your Vehicle Moonroof . 219, 243, 280, Multi-Information Display Neutral Gear Position New Vehicle Break-in NOTICE, Explanation of Numbers, Identification Octane Requirement, Gasoline .

  • Page 569

    Using LATCH Radiator Overheating Radio/Disc Sound System . 210, 227, Radio Theft Protection . 213, 230, 2010 Pilot Readiness Codes Rear A/C Unit Rear Audio Control Panel Rear Entertainment System Rear Lights, Bulb Replacement . Rearview Camera and Monitor .

  • Page 570

    Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors Impact Sensors Serial Number Service Intervals * Service Manual Service Minder Service Station Procedures 2010 Pilot Setting the Clock Shifting the Automatic Transmission . 22, Shift Lever Position Indicator Shift Lock Release Side Airbags Off Indicator...

  • Page 571

    DOT Tire Quality Grading Emissions Control Systems Three Way Catalytic Converter Temperature Gauge Temperature, Inside Sensor Temperature, Outside 2010 Pilot Tensioners, Seat Belts Tether Anchorage Points Theft Protection, Radio Three Way Catalytic Converter . . 35, Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel .

  • Page 572

    Vehicle Dimensions Vehicle Identification Number . Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA ) System VSA Activation Indicator . 73, 95, VSA Off Switch 2010 Pilot VSA System Indicator . 73, 95, Vehicle Storage Ventilation Viscosity, Oil Voice Control System . 200, VTM-4 Lock...

  • Page 573

    Operating the Power Rear, Defogger Windshield Cleaning Defroster . 194, Washers Wipers, Windshield Changing Blades Operation Rear Windshield Wiper and Washer . 219, 243, 280, Worn Tires Wrecker, Emergency Towing XM Radio . 236, : U.S. only * 2010 Pilot Index...

  • Page 574: Service Information Summary

    Do not use ATF (see page 2010 Pilot Brake Fluid: Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 preferred, or a DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid as a temporary...

  • Page 575

    POSTAL CODE DEALER NO. STREET ZIP CODE/ POSTAL CODE 2010 Pilot This owner’s manual should be considered a permanent part of the vehicle and should remain with the vehicle when it is sold. This owner’s manual covers all models of the Pilot.

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