Honda CR-V 2006 Owner's Manual

Honda CR-V 2006 Owner's Manual


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2006 CR-V
Preliminary Online Reference
Owner's Manual
This document is a preliminary version of the Online Reference Owner's Manual. It does not contain hyperlinks and
may be formatted for printing instead of for web use. Due to changes in content and specifications of the vehicle,
this preliminary manual will be replaced by the final version at the end of the model year.
© 2005 Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
P/N 31S9A6401


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  Summary of Contents for Honda CR-V 2006

  • Page 1 Due to changes in content and specifications of the vehicle, this preliminary manual will be replaced by the final version at the end of the model year. © 2005 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. P/N 31S9A6401...
  • Page 2 The information and specifications included CITY STATE/PROVINCE ZIP CODE/ in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., POSTAL CODE Ltd. reserves the right, however, to V. I. N. discontinue or change specifications or...
  • Page 3 Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2006 Honda CR-V was a wise As you read this manual, you will investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure. find information that is preceded by symbol. This One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to information is intended to help you read this manual.
  • Page 4 A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms, is very important. And operating this including: vehicle safely is an important responsibility. on the vehicle. Safety Labels Safety Messages preceded by a safety alert symbol...
  • Page 5: Important Handling Information

    Important Handling Information Your CR-V has higher ground clearance than a passenger vehicle designed for use only on pavement. Higher ground clearance has many advantages for off-highway driving. It allows you to travel over bumps, obstacles, and rough terrain. It also provides good visibility so you can anticipate problems earlier. These advantages come at some cost.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents (main controls) Your Vehicle at a Glance ....................Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) ............Instruments and Controls (indicators, gauges, dashboard, and steering column) .......... . 53 (heating and cooling, audio, steering wheel, and cruise control) Features .............
  • Page 8: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    Overview of Contents Contents Before Driving Warranty and Customer A convenient reference to the What gasoline to use, how to break- Relations sections in this manual. in your new vehicle, and how to load (U.S. and Canada only) luggage and other cargo. A summary of the warranties Your Vehicle at a Glance covering your new vehicle, and how...
  • Page 11 Driver and Passenger Safety This section gives you important Additional Information About All Children Should Sit in a information about how to protect Your Seat Belts ......18 Back Seat ........33 yourself and your passengers. It Seat Belt System Components . 18 The Passenger’s Front Airbag shows you how to use seat belts.
  • Page 12: Important Safety Precautions

    Important Safety Precautions You’ll find many safety every additional drink. So don’t drink Restrain All Children recommendations throughout this Children age 12 and under should and drive, and don’t let your friends section, and throughout this manual. ride properly restrained in a back drink and drive, either.
  • Page 13: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

    Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to (10) protect you and your passengers during a crash. Some features do not require any action on your part. These include a strong steel framework that forms a safety cage around the passenger compartment, front and rear crush zones, a collapsible steering column,...
  • Page 14 Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Help keep you from being thrown Seat Belts Your vehicle is equipped with seat against the inside of the vehicle belts in all seating positions. and against other occupants. Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious Your seat belt system also includes injury or death in a crash, even Keep you from being thrown out...
  • Page 15 Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Airbags Your vehicle has a supplemental Your vehicle has side airbags to help Your vehicle also has side curtain restraint system (SRS) with front protect the upper torso of the driver airbags to help protect the heads of airbags to help protect the heads and or a front seat passenger during a the driver, front passenger, and...
  • Page 16 Your Vehicle’s Safety Features The most important things you need Always wear The rest of this section gives more What you should do: to know about your airbags are: your seat belt properly, and sit detailed information about how you upright and as far back from the can maximize your safety.
  • Page 17: Protecting Adults And Teens

    Protecting Adults and Teens Introduction Close and Lock the Doors Adjust the Front Seats The following pages provide After everyone has entered the instructions on how to properly vehicle, be sure the doors are closed protect the driver, adult passengers, and locked.
  • Page 18: Adjust The Seat-Backs

    Protecting Adults and Teens If you sit too close to the steering Adjust the Seat-Backs wheel or dashboard, you can be seriously injured by an inflating front Sitting too close to a front airbag, or by striking the steering airbag can result in serious wheel or dashboard.
  • Page 19: Adjust The Head Restraints

    Protecting Adults and Teens Adjust the Head Restraints Reclining the seat-back too far Improperly positioning head can result in serious injury or restraints reduces their death in a crash. effectiveness and you can be seriously injured in a crash. Adjust the seat-back to an upright position, and sit well Make sure head restraints are back in the seat.
  • Page 20: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

    Protecting Adults and Teens This spreads the forces of a crash Fasten and Position the Seat Belts over the strongest bones in your Insert the latch plate into the buckle, upper body. then tug on the belt to make sure the belt is securely latched.
  • Page 21: Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

    Protecting Adults and Teens Never place the shoulder portion of a Maintain a Proper Sitting RELEASE BUTTONS lap/shoulder belt under your arm or Position This could cause After all occupants have adjusted behind your back. very serious injuries in a crash. their seats and put on seat belts, it is very important that they continue to If a seat belt does not seem to work...
  • Page 22: Advice For Pregnant Women

    Protecting Adults and Teens In addition, an occupant who is out of When driving, remember to sit Advice for Pregnant Women position in the front seat can be upright and adjust the seat as far seriously or fatally injured in a crash back as possible while allowing full by striking interior parts of the control of the vehicle.
  • Page 23: Additional Safety Precautions

    Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions Two people should never use the Keep your hands and arms away Never let passengers ride in the same seat belt. If they do, they from the airbag covers. If your could be very seriously injured in a hands or arms are close to an cargo area or on top of a folded- If they do, they...
  • Page 24: Your Seat Belts

    Additional Information About Your Seat Belts All seat belts have an emergency Seat Belt System Components Lap/Shoulder Belt Your seat belt system includes lap/ The lap/shoulder belt goes over locking retractor. In normal driving, shoulder belts in all five seating your shoulder, across your chest, the retractor lets you move freely in positions.
  • Page 25: Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

    Additional Information About Your Seat Belts The tensioners are designed to Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners DETACHABLE ANCHOR activate in any collision severe enough to cause the front airbags to deploy, or if a sensor detects your vehicle is about to rollover (see page If a side curtain airbag deploys during a side impact, the tensioner on that side of the vehicle will also...
  • Page 26: Seat Belt Maintenance

    Honda provides a lifetime warranty on seat belts for U.S. models. See your Honda Warranty Information booklet for details.
  • Page 27: Additional Information About Your Airbags

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Your airbag system includes: Airbag System Components Two SRS (supplemental restraint (13) (11) system) front airbags. The driver’s (12) airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger’s airbag is stored in the dashboard.
  • Page 28 Additional Information About Your Airbags Automatic front seat belt A sophisticated electronic system An indicator on the instrument tensioners (see page that continually monitors and panel that alerts you that the records information about the passenger’s side airbag has been Sensors that can detect a sensors, the control unit, the turned off (see page...
  • Page 29: How Your Front Airbags Work

    Additional Information About Your Airbags During a frontal crash, your seat belt How Your Front Airbags Work restrains your lower body and torso, and the front airbag helps protect your head and chest. Although both airbags normally inflate within split second of each other, it is possible for only one airbag to deploy.
  • Page 30 Additional Information About Your Airbags After a crash, you may see what Dual-Stage Airbags Dual-Threshold Airbags looks like smoke. This is actually Your front airbags are dual-stage Your front airbags are also dual- powder from the airbag’s surface. airbags. This means they have two threshold airbags.
  • Page 31 If the seat is under the seat. Although Honda under the front seats. too far forward, the airbag will does not encourage carrying an...
  • Page 32: How Your Side Airbags Work

    Additional Information About Your Airbags When the airbag is turned off, an Moving the front seat forcibly How Your Side Airbags Work indicator in the center of the back against cargo on the seat or dashboard will come on indicating floor behind it.
  • Page 33 To get the best protection from the Although Honda does not encourage indicator will go out. side airbags, front seat occupants children to ride in front, this system...
  • Page 34: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work

    Additional Information About Your Airbags If the impact is on the passenger’s To get the best protection from the How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work side, the passenger’s side curtain side curtain airbags, occupants airbag will inflate even if there are no should wear their seat belts and sit occupants on that side of the vehicle.
  • Page 35: How The Srs Indicator Works

    Additional Information About Your Airbags If you see any of these indications, How the SRS Indicator Works How the Side Airbag Off The SRS indicator alerts the airbags and seat belt tensioners Indicator Works you to a potential problem may not work properly when you U.S.
  • Page 36: How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

    Additional Information About Your Airbags If no one is riding in the front seat, How the Passenger Airbag Off Airbag Service Indicator Works the airbag will be automatically shut Your airbag systems are virtually off. However, the indicator will not maintenance free, and there are no PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR come on.
  • Page 37: Additional Safety Precautions

    This could make the dealer. driver’s seat position sensor or the front passenger’s weight sensors ineffective. If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Honda Automobile Customer Service at (800) 999-1009.
  • Page 38: All Children Must Be Restrained

    Protecting Children General Guidelines All Children Must Be Restrained Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because Children who are unrestrained they are either unrestrained or not or improperly restrained can be properly restrained. In fact, vehicle seriously injured or killed in a accidents are the number one cause crash.
  • Page 39: Back Seat

    Protecting Children General Guidelines All Children Should Sit in a Back The Passenger’s Front Airbag Small Children Seat Can Pose Serious Risks Placing a forward-facing child seat in According to accident statistics, Front airbags have been designed to the front seat of a vehicle equipped children of all ages and sizes are help protect adults in a moderate to with a passenger’s front airbag can...
  • Page 40: Protecting Children General Guidelines

    Protecting Children General Guidelines To remind you of the passenger’s U.S. Models DASHBOARD front airbag hazards, and that SUN VISOR children must be properly restrained in a back seat, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U.S. models) and on the front visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels.
  • Page 41: If You Must Drive With Several Children

    Protecting Children General Guidelines If You Must Drive with Several If a Child Requires Close Additional Safety Precautions Children Attention Never hold an infant or child on Your vehicle has a back seat where Many parents say they prefer to put If you are not wearing a your lap.
  • Page 42 Protecting Children General Guidelines Use the childproof door locks to Lock all doors, the tailgate and the prevent children from opening the hatch when your vehicle is not in This can prevent Children who play in vehicles rear doors. use. children from accidentally falling can accidentally get trapped inside.
  • Page 43: Protecting Infants And Small Children

    Protecting Infants and Small Children Two types of seats may be used: a Protecting Infants Rear-facing Child Seat Placement seat designed exclusively for infants, A rear-facing child seat can be placed or a convertible seat used in the rear- in any seating position in the back facing, reclining mode.
  • Page 44: Protecting Small Children

    Protecting Infants and Small Children In any of these situations, we We also recommend that a small Protecting Small Children strongly recommend that you install child use the child seat until the child the child seat directly behind the reaches the weight or height limit front passenger’s seat, move the seat for the seat.
  • Page 45: Selecting A Child Seat

    Protecting Infants and Small Children, Selecting a Child Seat Even with advanced front airbags In seating positions and vehicles not Selecting a Child Seat that automatically turn the When buying a child seat, you need equipped with LATCH, a LATCH- passenger’s front airbag off (see to choose either a conventional child compatible child seat can be installed...
  • Page 46: Installing A Child Seat

    Selecting a Child Seat, Installing a Child Seat movement can be expected and The child seat should fit the Installing a Child Seat vehicle seating position (or After selecting a proper child seat should not reduce the child seat’s and a good place to install the seat, effectiveness.
  • Page 47: With Latch

    Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with BUTTON LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) at the outer rear seats. The lower anchors are located between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with a child seat designed for use with LATCH.
  • Page 48 Installing a Child Seat ANCHOR Flexible type TETHER STRAP HOOK Other LATCH-compatible seats Remove the head restraint (see Attach the tether strap hook to the have a flexible-type connector as page ). Make sure the removed tether anchor in the ceiling, then shown above.
  • Page 49: With A Lap/Shoulder Belt

    Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/ Shoulder Belt When not using the LATCH system, all child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/ shoulder belt. In addition, the lap/shoulder belts in all seating positions except the driver’s have a locking mechanism that must be activated to secure a...
  • Page 50 Installing a Child Seat To deactivate the locking mechanism and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract. After confirming that the belt is Push and pull the child seat locked, grab the shoulder part of forward and from side-to-side to the belt near the buckle, and pull verify that it is secure enough to...
  • Page 51: With A Tether

    Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Using an Outer Anchor Tether ANCHOR TETHER ANCHORAGE POINTS COVER TETHER STRAP HOOK After properly securing the child Remove the cover with a small A child seat with a tether can be seat (see page ), remove the flat-tipped screwdriver or...
  • Page 52: Protecting Larger Children

    Installing a Child Seat, Protecting Larger Children Using the Center Anchor Protecting Larger Children When a child reaches the ANCHOR recommended weight or height limit Allowing a child age 12 or under for a forward-facing child seat, the to sit in front can result in injury child should sit in a back seat on a or death if the passenger’s front booster seat and wear a lap/shoulder...
  • Page 53: Checking Seat Belt Fit

    Protecting Larger Children Does the shoulder belt cross Checking Seat Belt Fit Using a Booster Seat between the child’s neck and arm? Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching the child’s thighs? Will the child be able to stay seated like this for the whole trip? If you answer yes to all these questions, the child is ready to wear...
  • Page 54: When Can A Larger Child Sit In Front

    Protecting Larger Children Some states and Canadian provinces A child may continue using a booster A side airbag also poses risks. If any also require children to use a booster seat until the tops of their ears are part of a larger child’s body is in the seat until they reach a given age or even with the top of the vehicle’s or path of a deploying side airbag, the...
  • Page 55: Additional Safety Precautions

    Protecting Larger Children If you decide that a child can safely Additional Safety Precautions Do not put any accessories on a ride up front, be sure to: Do not let a child wear a seat belt seat belt. Devices intended to This could result improve a child’s comfort or across the neck.
  • Page 56: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Carbon Monoxide Hazard Your vehicle’s exhaust contains With the tailgate/hatch glass open, carbon monoxide gas. You should airflow can pull exhaust gas into your have no problem with carbon vehicle’s interior and create a Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. monoxide entering the vehicle in hazardous condition.
  • Page 57: Safety Labels

    Safety Labels These labels are in the locations SUN VISOR shown. They warn you of potential U.S. models Canadian models hazards that could cause serious injury or death. Read these labels carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S.
  • Page 58 Safety Labels HOOD DOORJAMBS U.S. models U.S. models Canadian models Canadian models RADIATOR CAP...
  • Page 59 Instruments and Controls This section gives information about Control Locations ......54 Tailgate and Hatch Glass ....74 the controls and displays that Instrument Panel ......55 Remote Transmitter ......75 contribute to the daily operation of Instrument Panel Indicators ..
  • Page 60: Control Locations

  • Page 61: Instrument Panel

  • Page 62: Instrument Panel Indicators

    Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many U.S. Canada Seat Belt Reminder indicators that give you important Indicator information about your vehicle. This indicator comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON Parking Brake and Brake System Malfunction Indicator Indicator (II) position.
  • Page 63 Instrument Panel Indicators automatically shut off. For more Supplemental Restraint Immobilizer System System Indicator information, see page Indicator This indicator comes on briefly when This indicator comes on for a few you turn the ignition switch to the seconds when you turn the ignition Anti-lock Brake System ON (II) position.
  • Page 64 Instrument Panel Indicators Vehicle Stability Assist VSA Activation Indicator Cruise Control Indicator (VSA) System Indicator This indicator normally comes on for This indicator has three functions. This indicator comes on when you a few seconds when you turn the set the cruise control. See page ignition switch to the ON (II) It comes on as a reminder that you for information on operating the...
  • Page 65 Instrument Panel Indicators High Beam Indicator Low Fuel Indicator Turn Signal and Hazard Warning This indicator comes on with the This indicator comes on as a high beam headlights. For more reminder that you must refuel soon. Indicators The left or right turn signal indicator information, see page blinks when you signal a lane change When the indicator comes on, there...
  • Page 66 Instrument Panel Indicators Between 8,000 miles (12,800 km) Washer Level Indicator SELECT/RESET BUTTON and 10,000 miles (16,000 km), this indicator will come on for 2 seconds Canadian models only This indicator comes on when the when you first turn the ignition washer fluid level is low.
  • Page 67 Gauges Trip Meter This meter shows the number of miles (U.S.) or kilometers (Canada) OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE driven since you last reset it. INDICATOR TACHOMETER SPEEDOMETER FUEL GAUGE There are two trip meters: Trip A and Trip B. Switch between these displays and the odometer display by pressing the Select/Reset button repeatedly.
  • Page 68 Gauges Odometer Temperature Gauge Outside Temperature Indicator The odometer shows the total This shows the temperature of the distance your vehicle has been engine’s coolant. During normal OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR driven. It measures miles in U.S. operation, the pointer should rise models and kilometers in Canadian from the bottom white mark to about models.
  • Page 69 Gauges The temperature sensor is in the To adjust the outside temperature Turn the engine off and confirm the front bumper. Therefore, the display, press and hold the Select/ fuel fill cap is installed. If it is, loosen temperature reading can be affected Reset button for 10 seconds.
  • Page 70: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

  • Page 71: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    Windshield Wipers and Washers The wipers run at high Windshield Wiper MIST Rear Window Wiper and Washer speed until you release the lever. The wipers are not activated. The wipers operate every few seconds. The wipers run at low speed. The wipers run at high speed.
  • Page 72 Windshield Wipers and Washers, Turn Signal and Headlights Push down on the Turn Signal and Headlights Turn Signal When you turn the wiper switch to left lever to signal a left turn and up the ‘‘OFF’’ position or turn off the to signal a right turn.
  • Page 73 Headlights, Instrument Panel Brightness, Hazard Warning Button To turn on high High Beams Instrument Panel Brightness Hazard Warning Button beams, push the lever forward until you hear a click. The blue high beam indicator will come on (see page Pull the lever back to return to the low beams.
  • Page 74 Rear Window Defogger, Parking Brake Make sure the rear window is clear Rear Window Defogger Parking Brake and you have good visibility before starting to drive. The defogger wires on the inside of the rear window can be accidentally damaged. When cleaning the glass, always wipe side-to-side.
  • Page 75: Parking Brake, Steering Wheel Adjustment

    Parking Brake, Steering Wheel Adjustment Steering Wheel Adjustment Make any steering wheel adjustment before you start driving. Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and axles. Adjusting the steering wheel position while driving may cause you to lose control of the vehicle and be seriously injured in a crash.
  • Page 76 KEY WITH (Light Gray) have to get a lost key replaced. Use REMOTE only Honda-approved key blanks. TRANSMITTER 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 77: Immobilizer System

    Immobilizer System The Immobilizer System protects If the system repeatedly does not As required by the FCC: your vehicle from theft. If an recognize the coding of your key, This device complies with Part 15 of the improperly-coded key (or other contact your dealer.
  • Page 78: Ignition Switch

    Ignition Switch If the front wheels are turned, the You will hear a reminder beeper if anti-theft lock may make it difficult you leave the key in the LOCK (0) or to turn the key. Firmly turn the the ACCESSORY (I) position and steering wheel to the left or right as open the driver’s door.
  • Page 79: Door Locks

    Door Locks The lock tab on any door locks and Power Door Locks Childproof Door Locks unlocks that door. Pulling up on the MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH driver’s door lock tab only unlocks the driver’s door. LEVER To lock any passenger’s door when getting out of the vehicle, push the lock tab down, and close the door.
  • Page 80: Tailgate And Hatch Glass

    Tailgate and Hatch Glass STOP HATCH GLASS RELEASE BUTTON Use the valet or master key in the The rear wiper will not operate with To keep the tailgate door open when tailgate to: the hatch glass open. If you open the facing downhill, use the stop from hatch glass while the rear wiper is the tool kit.
  • Page 81 Tailgate and Hatch Glass, Remote Transmitter Keep the tailgate and the hatch glass Press this button once Remote Transmitter UNLOCK closed at all times while driving to to unlock the driver’s door. Push it avoid damaging the tailgate and the twice to unlock the other doors and LOCK hatch glass, and to prevent exhaust...
  • Page 82: Remote Transmitter

    Remote Transmitter HATCH GLASS RELEASE Remote Transmitter Care Replacing the Transmitter Press this button for about 1 second Avoid dropping or throwing the Battery to open the hatch glass. You cannot transmitter. open the hatch glass if the key is in the ignition switch.
  • Page 83 Remote Transmitter Separate the transmitter by prying Remove the old battery, and insert As required by the FCC: its middle seam with your a new battery into the back of the This device complies with Part 15 of the fingernail. cover with the side facing down.
  • Page 84 Seats Seat Adjustments See pages for important safety information and warnings about how to properly position the seats and seat- backs. Make all seat adjustments before you start driving. FRONT SEAT To adjust the front or rear seat To change the seat-back angle of the forward and backward, pull up on the front seat, pull up on the lever on the bar under the seat cushion’s front...
  • Page 85 Seats Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment Armrests REAR SEAT To change the angle of the rear seat- back, pull up on the release lever on The height of the driver’s seat is The rear seat armrest is in the the outside of the seat-back. adjustable.
  • Page 86 Seats Head Restraints See page for important safety information and a warning about how to properly position the head restraints. Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all seating positions to help protect you and your passengers from whiplash and other injuries.
  • Page 87 Seats Adjust the front seats forward as Reclining the Front Seats far as they will go. Pull up the seat- back angle adjustment lever and pivot the seat-back backward until it is level with the rear seat cushion. Move the front seat backward until it touches the rear seat.
  • Page 88 Seats Folding the Rear Seats Down The rear seat-back can be folded down to give more cargo room. Each side folds down separately, so you can still carry a passenger in the rear seat. You can also fold up each of the rear seats separately to create further cargo space (see page LATCH PLATE...
  • Page 89 Seats Reverse this procedure to return the Folding the Rear Seat Up seat-back to the upright position. LOCK RELEASE STRAP Make sure the seat is secured and the seat belt in front of the seat-back before driving. SLIDE BAR To fold up the rear seat: Unlock the seat from the floor by pulling the lock release strap Pull up the bar under the seat...
  • Page 90 Seats Reverse this procedure to return the seat to the upright position. Make sure the seat is securely latched before driving. HOOK When you are not using the fastening strap, roll up the strap and store it properly into the slit on the seat-back.
  • Page 91 Seats Detachable Anchor SMALL LATCH The seat belt in the rear center seat SMALL BUCKLE PLATE is equipped with a detachable anchor. This allows the center seat belt to be unlatched when the right side of the rear seat is folded. Using a seat belt with the detachable anchor unlatched TRIANGLE...
  • Page 92 Seat Heaters, Power Windows Do not use the seat heaters when the Seat Heaters Power Windows engine is off or when idling for a DRIVER’S SEAT HEATER SWITCH DRIVER’S WINDOW SWITCH long period of time. They can drain the battery, making your vehicle hard to start.
  • Page 93: Power Windows

    Power Windows have children in the vehicle so they If your vehicle’s battery is do not injure themselves by disconnected or goes dead, or the operating the windows driver’s window fuse is removed, the Closing a power window on unintentionally. AUTO function will be disabled.
  • Page 94 Moonroof, Mirrors hold the bottom of the switch Moonroof Mirrors Opening or closing the moonroof on someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury. Make sure all hands and fingers are clear of the moonroof before opening or closing it. If equipped Keep the inside and outside mirrors Turn the ignition switch to the ON...
  • Page 95 Mirrors Push the appropriate edge of the Adjusting the Power Mirrors Power Mirror Heaters adjustment switch to move the SELECTOR SWITCH mirror right, left, up, or down. When you finish, move the selector switch to the center (off) position. This turns the adjustment switch off to keep your settings.
  • Page 96: Interior Convenience Items

  • Page 97 Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders Built-in Table Be careful when you are using the beverage holders. Spilled liquid that is very hot can scald you or your passengers. Spilled liquids can also damage the upholstery, carpeting, and electrical components in the interior.
  • Page 98 Interior Convenience Items Using the Built-in Table Be sure to lock the legs of the table. Do not sit or stand on the table. Do not put a weight of over 44 lbs (20 kg) on the table. Hot items such as pots, pans, or kettles should not be placed directly on the tabletop.
  • Page 99 Interior Convenience Items Glove Box Coin Tray An open glove box can cause serious injury to your passenger in a crash, even if the passenger is wearing the seat belt. Always keep the glove box closed while driving. Lock Open the glove box by pulling the Only on models with a manual bottom of the handle.
  • Page 100 Interior Convenience Items Sunglasses Holder Center Table Push SUNGLASSES HOLDER To open the sunglasses holder, push To use the center table, pull up the Sitting on or getting under the table, on the front edge. Make sure the outside edge of the table until it or putting heavy objects on the table, holder is closed while you are driving.
  • Page 101 Interior Convenience Items, Interior Lights Accessory Power Sockets Center Pocket Ceiling Light These sockets are intended to supply power for 12 volt DC accessories that are rated 120 watts or less (10 amps). To use an accessory power socket, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.
  • Page 102: Interior Lights

    Interior Lights After all doors are closed tightly, the Spotlights Cargo Area Light light fades out in about 30 seconds. The ceiling light (with the switch in the center position) comes on when you remove the key from the ignition switch.
  • Page 103 Features The heating and air conditioning Vents, Heating, and A/C ....98 system in your vehicle provides a Audio System ........ . 103 comfortable driving environment in Playing the Radio ....105,116 all weather conditions. Playing a Disc ......
  • Page 105 Vents, Heating, and A/C The outside air intakes for the Air Flow Buttons Mode Control Dial heating and cooling system are at Use the mode control dial to select Fan Control Dial the base of the windshield. Keep this the vents the air flows from. Some Turn this dial to increase or decrease area clear of leaves and other debris.
  • Page 106 Vents, Heating, and A/C Airflow is divided between Using the Heater Using the A/C the floor vents and the defroster The heater uses engine coolant to Air conditioning places an extra load vents at the base of the windshield. warm the air. If the engine is cold, it on the engine.
  • Page 107 Vents, Heating, and A/C To cool the interior with MAX A/C: To Dehumidify the Interior To Defog and Defrost Air conditioning, as it cools, removes To remove fog from the inside of the Set the fan to the desired speed. moisture from the air.
  • Page 108 Vents, Heating, and A/C When you select To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice To Turn Everything Off the system automatically switches to From the Windows Turning the fan speed control dial all fresh air mode and turns on the A/C. Select .
  • Page 109: Audio System

    Audio System Some models may have one of the audio systems described in this U.S. LX and Canadian SE model section. Read the appropriate pages in this section for operation of the audio systems installed in your vehicle. page for U.S. LX model, Canadian SE model page for U.S.
  • Page 110 Audio System Canadian EX and EX-L models U.S. EX and SE models...
  • Page 111: Playing The Radio

  • Page 112 Playing the Radio The SCAN function To Play the Radio To Select a Station SCAN The ignition switch must be in the You can use any of five methods to samples all stations with strong ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. find radio stations on the selected signals on the selected band.
  • Page 113 Playing the Radio Each preset button can If you are To turn off auto select, press the Preset AUTO SELECT store one frequency on AM and two traveling far from home and can no A. SEL button. This restores the frequencies on FM.
  • Page 114 Playing the Radio Press the knob to pop it Adjusting the Sound BAS/FAD: Audio System Lighting Adjust the balance or side- out. Turn it to adjust the Bass level. You can use the instrument panel to-side strength of the sound. Pull it out slightly farther to adjust brightness control knob to adjust the the Fade, or front-to-back strength.
  • Page 115: Playing A Disc

  • Page 116 Playing a Disc To Play a CD To Change or Select Tracks To load or play CDs, the ignition SKIP Each time you press and switch must be in the ACCESSORY release the skip button, the player Do not use discs with adhesive labels. (I) or the ON(II) position.
  • Page 117 Playing a Disc This feature plays the Press the AM or FM button to RANDOM Operating Optional CD Changer tracks in random order. To activate switch to the radio while a CD is An optional six disc CD changer is random play, press and release the playing.
  • Page 118 Disc Player/Changer Error Messages If you see an error message in the CD Player display while playing a CD, find the Error Cause Solution cause in the chart to the right. If you Message cannot clear the error message, take the vehicle to your dealer.
  • Page 120 Playing a Tape Dolby noise reduction turns on To switch to the radio or CD player To Play a Tape The ignition switch must be in the when you insert a tape. The while a tape is playing, press the AM, ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) indicator will light in the FM, or CD button.
  • Page 121 Playing a Tape Press the RPT button the player. REPEAT Caring for the Tape and Player to continuously play a song or The tape player picks up dirt and passage. You will see REPEAT oxides from the tape. This Store tapes in their cases to protect displayed.
  • Page 123 Playing the Radio The SCAN function To Play the Radio To Select a Station SCAN The ignition switch must be in the You can use any of five methods to samples all stations with strong ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) find radio stations on the selected signals on the selected band.
  • Page 124 Playing the Radio Each preset button can If you are To turn off auto select, press the Preset AUTO SELECT store one frequency on AM and two traveling far from home and can no A. SEL button. This restores the frequencies on FM.
  • Page 125 Playing the Radio Press the SOUND knob repeatedly Adjusting the Sound Audio System Lighting Adjust the balance or side- to display the Bass (BAS), Treble You can use the instrument panel to-side strength of the sound. (TRE), Fader (FAD), and Balance brightness control knob to adjust the (BAL) settings.
  • Page 127 Playing the XM Satellite Radio (optional) you can use any of three methods to Press and hold this button for more Satellite Digital Radio Optional on U.S. EX and SE models find channels: TUNE, SEEK/SKIP, than 2 seconds to change the mode Your vehicle is capable of receiving and SCAN.
  • Page 128 Playing the XM Satellite Radio (optional) Satellite Radio Signals Satellite radio receives signals from Signal may be two satellites to produce clear, high- Signal is weaker in blocked by these areas. quality digital reception. It offers mountains or many channels in several categories. large obstacles Along with a large selection of to the south.
  • Page 129 Playing the XM Satellite Radio (optional) Depending on where you drive, you knob until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. As required by the FCC: may experience reception problems. Changes or modifications not expressly Your I.D. will appear in the display. Interference can be caused by any of approved by the party responsible for these conditions:...
  • Page 131 Playing a Disc To Play a CD Loading CDs in the In-dash CD To load or play CDs, the ignition Changer switch must be in the ACCESSORY Your vehicle’s in-dash CD changer Do not use discs with adhesive labels. (I) or the ON(II) position. holds up to six discs.
  • Page 132 Playing a Disc When the CD load indicator turns Press and release the DISP This feature plays the DISP RANDOM green and ‘‘LOAD’’ appears in the button to switch the display between tracks in random order. To activate screen again, insert the next CD in the track and disc numbers and the random play, press and release the the slot.
  • Page 133 Playing a Disc To remove a different CD from the To Stop Playing a CD Removing CDs from the In-dash Press the FM/AM or CD button to CD Changer changer, first select it with the switch to the radio or satellite radio To remove the disc currently in play, appropriate preset button.
  • Page 134: Disc Changer Error Messages

    Disc Changer Error Messages If you see an error message in the CD Changer display while playing a CD, find the Cause Solution cause in the chart to the right. If you Error cannot clear the error message, take Message the vehicle to your dealer.
  • Page 136 Playing a Tape Dolby noise reduction turns on To switch to the radio, XM Radio To Play a Tape The ignition switch must be in the when you insert a tape. The (optional on U.S. EX and SE models), ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) indicator will light in the or CD changer while a Tape is position.
  • Page 137 Playing a Tape Press the RPT button the player. REPEAT Caring for the Tape and Player to continuously play a song or The tape player picks up dirt and passage. You will see RPT displayed. oxides from the tape. This Store tapes in their cases to protect The track will repeat until you press contamination builds up over time...
  • Page 138: Radio Reception

    Radio Reception Radio Frequencies Radio Reception The radio can receive the complete How well the radio receives stations AM and FM bands. is dependent on many factors, such Those bands cover these frequen- as the distance from the station’s cies: transmitter, nearby large objects, and atmospheric conditions.
  • Page 139 Radio Reception As required by the FCC: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Radio signals, especially on the FM Radio reception can be affected by band, are deflected by large objects atmospheric conditions such as such as buildings and hills.
  • Page 140: Protecting Your Discs

    Protecting Your Discs Protecting Your CDs Protecting CDs General Information When a CD is not being played, store When using CD-R/CD-RW discs, it in its case to protect it from dust use only high quality CDs labeled and other contamination. To prevent for audio use.
  • Page 141: Remote Audio Controls

    Remote Audio Controls The VOL switch adjusts the volume If you are playing a CD, the system CH BUTTON MODE BUTTON up ( ) or down ( ). Push the skips to the beginning of the next switch up or down and hold it until track each time you push the CH the desired volume is reached, then button.
  • Page 142: Radio Theft Protection

    Radio Theft Protection Your vehicle’s audio system will If your vehicle’s battery is You will have to store your favorite disable itself if it is disconnected disconnected or goes dead, or the stations in the preset buttons after from electrical power for any reason. radio fuse is removed, the audio the system begins working.
  • Page 143: Setting The Clock

    Setting the Clock If your vehicle’s battery is U.S.: LX model U.S.: EX and SE models disconnected or goes dead, you will Canada: SE model Canada: EX and EX-L models need to set the clock. RESET BUTTON RESET BUTTON CLOCK CLOCK Press the CLOCK button until you hear a beep.
  • Page 144: Cruise Control

    Cruise Control Cruise control allows you to maintain Using the Cruise Control a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) without keeping your foot on the RES/ACCEL accelerator pedal. It should be used for cruising on straight, open highways. It is not recommended for city driving, winding roads, slippery roads, heavy rain, or bad weather.
  • Page 145 Cruise Control Cruise control may not hold the set You can decrease the set cruising Changing the Set Speed speed when you are going up and You can increase the set cruising speed in any of these ways: down hills. If your speed increases speed in any of these ways: going down a hill, use the brakes to If you need to decrease your...
  • Page 146 Cruise Control Even with the cruise control turned Canceling Cruise Control Resuming the Set Speed on, you can still use the accelerator You can cancel cruise control in any When you push the CANCEL button, pedal to speed up for passing. After of these ways: or tap the brake or clutch pedal, the completing the pass, take your foot...
  • Page 147 Before Driving Before you begin driving your Break-in Period ......142 vehicle, you should know what Fuel Recommendation ....142 gasoline to use and how to check the Service Station Procedures ..143 levels of important fluids. You also Refueling ........
  • Page 148 Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation your authorized dealer for service. Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation Help assure your vehicle’s future Your vehicle is designed to operate reliability and performance by paying on unleaded gasoline with a pump Some gasoline today is blended with extra attention to how you drive octane number of 87 or higher.
  • Page 149 Service Station Procedures Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. Refueling You may hear a hissing sound as pressure inside the tank escapes. Gasoline is highly flammable The fuel fill cap is attached to the and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured fuel filler with a tether.
  • Page 150 Service Station Procedures Screw the fuel fill cap back on Opening and Closing the Hood until it clicks at least once. If you HOOD RELEASE HANDLE do not properly tighten the cap, LATCH the malfunction indicator lamp may come on (see page Push the fuel fill door closed until it latches.
  • Page 151 Service Station Procedures Oil Check SUPPORT ROD DIPSTICK UPPER MARK LOWER MARK CLIP Pull the support rod out of its clip, Wait a few minutes after turning the Remove the dipstick again, and and insert the end into the engine off before you check the oil. check the level.
  • Page 152 Service Station Procedures Refer to Engine Coolant Check Owner’s Maintenance Checks on page RESERVE TANK information about checking other items on your vehicle. Look at the coolant level in the radiator reserve tank. Make sure it is between the MAX and MIN lines. If it is below the MIN line, see Adding Engine Coolant...
  • Page 153 Fuel Economy Try to maintain a constant speed. Improving Fuel Economy Always maintain your vehicle Every time you slow down and according to the maintenance speed up, your vehicle uses extra schedule. See fuel. Use cruise control when Owner’s Maintenance Checks (see page appropriate.
  • Page 154 Accessories or killed. Be sure electronic accessories do Your dealer has Honda accessories not overload electrical circuits that allow you to personalize your (see page ) or interfere with Follow all instructions in this vehicle.
  • Page 155 Some examples are safety features can make the systems ineffective. Lowering your vehicle with a non-Honda suspension kit that If you plan to modify your vehicle, significantly reduces ground consult your dealer. clearance can allow the...
  • Page 156: Carrying Cargo

    Carrying Cargo Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas: Tailgate pockets Glove box TAILGATE POCKETS DOOR POCKETS DASHBOARD POCKET Dashboard pocket Door pockets Seat-back pockets Center pocket Cargo area, including the rear seats when folded up or down. However, carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and...
  • Page 157 Carrying Cargo Steps for determining correct load Determine the combined weight Load Limits The maximum load for your vehicle limit: of luggage and cargo being loaded is 850 lbs (385 kg) for U.S.A, 395 kg Locate the statement, ‘‘the in the vehicle. That weight may for Canada.
  • Page 158 Carrying Cargo If you fold the rear seats up or Carrying Cargo in the Passenger Carrying Cargo in the Cargo Area Compartment down, tie down items that could be Distribute cargo evenly on the Store or secure all items that could thrown about the vehicle during a floor of the cargo area, placing the be thrown around and hurt...
  • Page 159 Carrying Cargo If you use an accessory roof rack, Optional Separation Net HOOK the roof rack weight limit may be The separation net can be used to lower. Refer to the information that hold back soft, lightweight items came with your roof rack. stored in the cargo area.
  • Page 161 Driving This section gives you tips on Driving Guidelines ......156 starting the engine under various Preparing to Drive ..... 157 conditions, and how to operate the Starting the Engine ......158 manual and automatic transmissions. Manual Transmission ....
  • Page 162: Driving Guidelines

    Driving Guidelines Your vehicle has higher ground Do not modify your vehicle in any Four-wheel Drive Models clearance that allows you to travel way that would raise the center of Your vehicle is equipped with a four- over bumps, obstacles, and rough gravity.
  • Page 163 Driving Guidelines Check the seat adjustment (see Preparing to Drive You should do these checks and page adjustments before you drive your vehicle: Check the adjustment of the inside and outside mirrors (see Make sure all windows, mirrors, page and outside lights are clean and unobstructed.
  • Page 164: Starting The Engine

    Starting the Engine Apply the parking brake. Without touching the accelerator If the engine fails to start, press pedal, turn the ignition key to the the accelerator pedal all the way In cold weather, turn off all START (III) position. Do not hold down, and hold it there while electrical accessories to reduce the key in the START (III)
  • Page 165: Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission Come to a full stop before you shift into reverse. You can damage the transmission by trying to shift into Rapid slowing or speeding-up reverse with the vehicle moving. can cause loss of control on Push down the clutch pedal, and slippery surfaces.
  • Page 166 Manual Transmission Recommended Shift Points Engine Speed Limiter Drive in the highest gear that lets If you exceed the maximum speed the engine run and accelerate for the gear you are in, the engine smoothly. This will give you good speed will enter into the tachometer’s fuel economy and effective red zone.
  • Page 167: Automatic Transmission

    Automatic Transmission The ‘‘D’’ indicator comes on for a Shift Lever Position Indicators Shifting few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it flashes while driving (in any shift position), it indicates a possible problem in the transmission. If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on along with the ‘‘D’’...
  • Page 168 Automatic Transmission This position mechani- Press the brake Park (P) Reverse (R) cally locks the transmission. Use pedal and pull the shift lever towards Park whenever you are turning off or you to shift from Park to reverse. To starting the engine. To shift out of shift from reverse to neutral, come Park, you must press on the brake to a complete stop, and then shift.
  • Page 169 Automatic Transmission Use Neutral if you higher engine speeds when the the ON (II) position and the shift Neutral (N) need to restart a stalled engine, or if engine is cold. This helps the engine lever is in the D position. it is necessary to stop briefly with warm up faster.
  • Page 170 Automatic Transmission Shifting out from the D position will Use second gear: If you shift into first position when cancel the D3 mode, and the D3 For more power when climbing. the vehicle speed is above 31 mph indicator will go out. Selecting the (50 km/h), the transmission shifts D3 position again will resume the D3 To increase engine braking when...
  • Page 171 Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Release COVER This allows you to move the shift lever out of Park if the normal method of pushing on the brake pedal does not work. This procedure is also used to release the reverse lockout. Set the parking brake.
  • Page 172 Parking Always use the parking brake when If the vehicle is facing uphill, turn Parking Tips you park your vehicle. Make sure Make sure the moonroof (if the front wheels away from the the parking brake is set firmly, or equipped) and the windows are curb.
  • Page 173: Braking System

    Braking System Your vehicle is equipped with disc Check your brakes after driving Brake Pad Wear Indicators brakes at all four wheels. A power through deep water. Apply the The front and rear disc brakes on all assist helps reduce the effort needed brakes moderately to see if they feel models have audible brake wear on the brake pedal.
  • Page 174: Anti-Lock Brakes (Abs)

    Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) The anti-lock brake system (ABS) You will feel a pulsation in the brake ABS Indicator helps prevent the brakes from pedal when the ABS activates, and locking up, and helps you retain you may hear some noise. This is If this indicator comes on, the anti- steering control by pumping the normal: it is the ABS rapidly...
  • Page 175 Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) If the ABS indicator and the brake Important Safety Reminders A vehicle with ABS may require a system indicator come on together, ABS does not reduce the time or longer distance to stop on loose or and the parking brake is fully distance it takes to stop the uneven surfaces, such as gravel or released, the front-to-rear braking...
  • Page 176 Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System The vehicle stability assist (VSA) VSA Activation Indicator Vehicle Stability Assist system helps to stabilize the vehicle (VSA) System Indicator during cornering if the vehicle turns When VSA activates, you will see the The VSA system indicator (see page more or less than desired.
  • Page 177 Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System If this indicator comes on while VSA is turned on every time you VSA Off Switch driving, pull to the side of the road start the engine, even if you turned it VSA OFF SWITCH when it is safe, and turn off the off the last time you drove the engine.
  • Page 178 Towing a Trailer Your vehicle has been designed to Load Limits primarily carry passengers and their cargo. You can also use it to tow a trailer if you carefully observe the load limits, use the proper equipment, and follow the guidelines in this section.
  • Page 179: Towing A Trailer

    Towing a Trailer To achieve a proper tongue load, Discuss your needs with your trailer start by loading 60 percent of the sales or rental agency, and follow the load toward the front of the trailer Checking Loads guidelines in this section. Also make and 40 percent toward the rear, then The best way to confirm that vehicle sure that all equipment is properly...
  • Page 180 Towing a Trailer Your vehicle has a trailer lighting Trailer Brakes Trailer Lights Honda requires that any trailer with Trailer lights and equipment must connector located behind the left a total weight of 1,000 lbs (455 kg) or comply with federal, state, province, side panel in the cargo area.
  • Page 181 Towing a Trailer The lights and brakes on your Additional Towing Equipment Pre-Tow Checklist Many states and Canadian provinces When preparing to tow, and before vehicle and the trailer are working require special outside mirrors when driving away, be sure to check the properly.
  • Page 182 Towing a Trailer When driving down hills, reduce Towing Speeds and Gears Backing Up Drive slower than normal in all your speed and shift down to 3rd Always drive slowly and have driving situations, and obey posted gear on the manual transmission, or someone guide you when backing up.
  • Page 183 Towing Your Vehicle Behind a Motorhome Your vehicle can be towed behind a Press on the brake pedal. Move On models with manual transmission motorhome at legal highway speeds the shift lever through all its Check the transmission fluid level up to 65 mph (100 km/h).
  • Page 184 Towing Your Vehicle Behind a Motorhome tray, coin pockets, etc) as a reminder Automatic Transmission Extended Towing to re-install the fuse before driving When towing your vehicle for long the vehicle. The steering system can be damaged if periods, remove the 15 A Front the steering wheel is locked.
  • Page 185 Off-Highway Driving Guidelines General Information Important Safety Precautions Your vehicle has been designed To avoid loss of control or rollover, primarily for use on pavement. But be sure to follow all precautions and Improperly operating this its higher ground clearance allows recommendations.
  • Page 186 Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Check Out Your Vehicle Accelerating and Braking Avoiding Obstacles Before you leave the pavement, be For better traction on all surfaces, Debris in the road can damage your sure to do all scheduled maintenance accelerate slowly and gradually build suspension or other components.
  • Page 187 Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Crossing a Stream If You Get Stuck 4-Wheel Drive Vehicles Avoid driving through deep water. If Avoid driving on soft sand, deep mud, If you spin the wheels excessively you encounter water in your route (a or other surfaces where you could trying to get unstuck, you may small stream or large puddle, for get stuck.
  • Page 189 Maintenance This section explains why it is Maintenance Safety ...... . 184 important to keep your vehicle well Maintenance Schedule ....185 maintained and how to follow basic Maintenance Record ..... 189 maintenance safety precautions. Fluid Locations .......
  • Page 190: Maintenance Safety

    Maintenance Safety All service items not detailed in this Injury from moving parts. section should be performed by a not run the engine unless certified technician or other qualified instructed to do so. Improperly maintaining this mechanic. vehicle, or failing to correct a problem before driving can Important Safety Precautions cause a crash in which you can...
  • Page 191: Maintenance Schedule

    Maintenance Schedule The maintenance schedule assumes Trailer towing, driving with a Which Schedule to Follow: you will use your vehicle as normal Service your vehicle according to the loaded roof rack, or driving in transportation for passengers and time and mileage periods on one of mountainous conditions.
  • Page 192 Brakes Check the fluid level We recommend the use of Honda term reliability. monthly. See page parts and fluids whenever you have Tires Check the tire pressure maintenance done.
  • Page 193 Service the items listed at the indicated distance (or time, if given). miles x 1,000 km x 1,000 Check engine oil and coolant Check oil and coolant at each fuel stop Check tires Check inflation and condition once a month Replace engine oil Every 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or every 1 year, whichever comes first Rotate tires (follow pattern on page 214 )
  • Page 194 Service the items listed at the indicated distance (or time, if given). miles x 1,000 km x 1,000 Check engine oil and coolant Check oil and coolant at each fuel stop Check tires Check inflation and condition once a month Replace engine oil Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or every 6 months, whichever comes first Rotate tires (follow pattern on page 214 )
  • Page 195 Maintenance Record (for Normal and Severe Schedules) You or the servicing dealer can record all completed maintenance here, whether you follow the schedule for normal conditions (page ) or severe conditions (page ). Keep the receipts for all work done on your vehicle. 5,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp 30,000 mi...
  • Page 196: Maintenance Record

    Maintenance Record (for Normal and Severe Schedules) 55,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp 80,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km mi/km 88,000 km 128,000 km Date Date 60,000 mi 85,000 mi mi/km mi/km 96,000 km 136,000 km Date Date 65,000 mi 90,000 mi mi/km mi/km...
  • Page 197 Maintenance Record (for Normal and Severe Schedules) 105,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp 130,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km mi/km 168,000 km 208,000 km Date Date 110,000 mi 135,000 mi mi/km mi/km 176,000 km 216,000 km Date Date 115,000 mi 140,000 mi mi/km mi/km...
  • Page 198: Fluid Locations

  • Page 199: Adding Engine Oil

    ENGINE OIL FILL CAP Recommended Engine Oil highly recommended that you use Oil is a major contributor to your Honda Motor Oil in your vehicle for engine’s performance and longevity. optimum engine protection. Make Always use a premium-grade 5W-20 sure the API Certification Seal says detergent oil displaying the API ‘‘For Gasoline Engines.’’...
  • Page 200 Adding Engine Oil, Changing the Oil and Filter Synthetic Oil Changing the Oil and Filter WASHER You may use a synthetic motor oil if Always change the oil and filter it meets the same requirements according to the recommendations in given for a conventional motor oil, it the maintenance schedule.
  • Page 201: Changing The Oil And Filter

    Changing the Oil and Filter Put a new washer on the drain bolt, OIL FILTER then reinstall the drain bolt. Tighten the drain bolt to: Improper disposal of engine oil can be 33 lbf·ft (44 N·m , 4.5 kgf·m) harmf ul to the environment. If you change your own oil, please dispose of Refill the engine with the recom- the used oil properly.
  • Page 202 Engine Coolant Always use Honda Long-life Anti- If the reserve tank is completely Adding Engine Coolant freeze/Coolant Type 2. This coolant empty, you should also check the RESERVE TANK is pre-mixed with 50 percent coolant level in the radiator. antifreeze and 50 percent water.
  • Page 203: Engine Coolant

    Engine Coolant Pour coolant into the reserve tank. Fill it halfway between the MAX RESERVE TANK and MIN marks. Put the cap back RADIATOR CAP on the reserve tank. Do not add any rust inhibitors or other additives to your vehicle’s cooling system.
  • Page 204: Windshield Washers

    Windshield Washers Check the fluid level in the on a clean cloth. This will help to windshield washer reservoir at least condition the blade edges. monthly during normal use. LOWER LEVEL MARK Do not use engine antif reeze or a vinegar/water solution in the windshield washer reservoir.
  • Page 205: Transmission Fluid

    Have the transmission flushed and Check the fluid level with the engine Insert the dipstick all the way into refilled with Honda ATF-Z1 as at normal operating temperature. the transmission securely as soon as it is convenient.
  • Page 206 WASHER FILLER BOLT The transmission should be drained If Honda MTF is not available, you and refilled with new fluid according may use an SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 to the time and distance recommen- viscosity motor oil with the API dations in the maintenance schedule.
  • Page 207 Always use Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3. If it is not Use Honda Dual Pump Fluid only. available, you should use only DOT 3 Do not use automatic transmission or DOT 4 fluid, from a sealed fluid (ATF).
  • Page 208 Honda PSF as soon as possible. A low power steering fluid level can indicate a leak in the system. Check the fluid level frequently, and have the system inspected as soon as possible.
  • Page 209 Lights Headlight Aiming Replacing a Headlight Bulb WEATHER SEAL BULB The headlights were properly aimed Your vehicle has halogen headlight when your vehicle was new. If you bulbs. When replacing a bulb, handle regularly carry heavy items in the it by its base, and protect the glass cargo area or pull a trailer, from contact with your skin or hard readjustment may be required.
  • Page 210 Lights Install the rubber seal over the back of the headlight assembly. Make sure it is right side up; it is marked ‘‘ .’’ Push the electrical connector onto the new bulb. Make sure it is connected securely. Turn on the headlights to test the new bulb.
  • Page 211 Lights Replacing a Parking Light/Front Replacing Rear Bulbs Side Marker Bulb and a Turn COVER Signal Light Bulb PARKING LIGHT/FRONT SIDE Open the tailgate. Place a cloth on TURN SIGNAL BULB MARKER BULB the edge of the cover. Remove the Open the hood.
  • Page 212 Lights Pull the bulb straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight BULBS into the socket until it bottoms. Reinstall the socket into the light SCREW assembly by turning it clockwise until it locks. Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working.
  • Page 213 Lights Put the socket back into the light Replacing a High-mount Brake Light Bulb assembly, and turn it clockwise to lock it in place. Put the cover back on the light assembly. Push it in until it locks in place. COVER BULB Open the tailgate.
  • Page 214 Cleaning the Seat Belts, Floor Mats Dirt build-up in the loops of the seat Cleaning the Seat Belts Floor Mats belt anchors can cause the belts to retract slowly. Wipe the insides of LOOP the loops with a clean cloth dampened in mild soap and warm water or isopropyl alcohol.
  • Page 215 This filter removes the dust and in your vehicle. pollen that is brought in from the outside through the heating and If you use a non-Honda floor mat, cooling system. Your vehicle is equipped with an make sure it fits properly and that it antenna on the f ront right f ender.
  • Page 216: Wiper Blades

    Wiper Blades Check the condition of the wiper blades at least every six months. Replace them if you find signs of Do not open the hood when the wiper cracking in the rubber, areas that are arms are raised, or you will damage getting hard, or if they leave streaks the hood and the wiper arms.
  • Page 217 Wiper Blades, Tires Tires BLADE To safely operate your vehicle, your BLADE tires must be the proper type and size, in good condition with adequate tread, and correctly inflated. The following pages give more detailed information on how to take care of your tires and what to do when they need to be replaced.
  • Page 218 Tires Use a gauge to measure the air If you check air pressures when the Inflation Guidelines Keeping the tires properly inflated pressure in each tire at least once a tires are hot [driven for several miles provides the best combination of month.
  • Page 219 Tires Recommended Tire Pressures Tire Inspection INDICATOR LOCATION MARKS The following chart shows the Every time you check inflation, you recommended cold tire pressures for should also examine the tires for most normal and high-speed driving damage, foreign objects, and wear. conditions.
  • Page 220 If you purchase Replacing just one tire can seriously For vehicles equipped with aluminum directional tires, rotate only front-to- affect your vehicle’s handling. back. wheels: Improper wheel weights can damage your vehicle’s wheels. Use only Honda wheel weights f or balancing.
  • Page 221 Tires If you ever replace a wheel, make Wheel and Tire Specifications Winter Driving sure the new one matches the Tires marked ‘‘M S’’ or ‘‘All specifications of the original. Wheels: Season’’ on the sidewall have an all- weather tread design suitable for 16 x 6 1/2JJ Replacement wheels are available at most winter driving conditions.
  • Page 222 Tires When installing cables, follow the Tire Chains Because your vehicle has limited tire manufacturer’s instructions, and clearance, mount only SAE Class ‘‘S’’ mount them as tight as you can. cable-type traction devices, with Make sure they are not contacting rubber chain tensioners, on the front the brake lines or suspension.
  • Page 223: Checking The Battery

    Checking the Battery cloth or paper towel. Coat the TEST INDICATOR WINDOW terminals with grease to help prevent future corrosion. The battery gives off explosive hydrogen gas during normal If additional battery maintenance is operation. needed, see your dealer or a qualified technician.
  • Page 224 Vehicle Storage If you need to park your vehicle for Block the rear wheels. Cover the vehicle with a an extended period (more than 1 ‘‘breathable’’ cover, one made month), there are several things you If the vehicle is to be stored for a from a porous material such as should do to prepare it for storage.
  • Page 225 Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers the more Changing a Flat Tire ..... 220 common problems that motorists If the Engine Won’t Start ....227 experience with their vehicles. It Jump Starting ........ . 229 gives you information about how to If the Engine Overheats ....
  • Page 226 Changing a Flat Tire If you have a flat tire while driving, Park the vehicle on firm, level, and SPARE TIRE stop in a safe place to change it. non-slippery ground. Put the Drive slowly along the shoulder until transmission in Park (automatic) you get to an exit or an area that is or reverse (manual).
  • Page 227: Changing A Flat Tire

    Changing a Flat Tire Turn the jack’s end bracket Soft vinyl spare tire cover TOOL counterclockwise to loosen it, then If equipped remove the jack and tools. Remove the spare tire cover. Do not forcibly pull off the cover or you may damage it.
  • Page 228 Changing a Flat Tire Hard plastic spare tire cover If equipped NUTS CENTER SPACER JACKING POINT Unzip the flap around the lower Pull off the center spacer. Using Place the jack under the jacking edge of the cover. the wheel wrench, loosen the point nearest the tire you need to three wheel nuts and remove them.
  • Page 229 Changing a Flat Tire Put on the spare tire. Put the wheel nuts back on finger-tight, then tighten them in a crisscross pattern with the wheel nut wrench until the wheel is firmly against the hub. Do not try to tighten them fully.
  • Page 230 Changing a Flat Tire Store the jack in its holder. Turn the jack’s end bracket to lock it in place. Store the tools, and install the cover on the side of the cargo area. Loose items can fly around the interior in a crash and could seriously injure the occupants.
  • Page 231 Changing a Flat Tire Soft vinyl spare tire cover If equipped Make sure the cover is at room temperature bef ore you install it. If it’s OUTSIDE SEAM too cold, it won’t f it easily over the tire. Step back to check the alignment of the logo.
  • Page 232 Changing a Flat Tire Hard plastic spare tire cover If equipped SPARE TIRE BRACKET Pull the bottom of the cover over Place the top of the cover over the Zip the cover closed. the tire. spare tire, then gradually push the bottom of the cover over the If needed, readjust the cover to bottom of the tire.
  • Page 233: If The Engine Won't Start

    If the Engine Won’t Start Diagnosing why the engine won’t Turn the ignition switch to the Nothing Happens or the Starter start falls into two areas, depending Motor Operates Very Slowly START (III) position. If the on what you hear when you turn the When you turn the ignition switch to headlights do not dim, check the ignition switch to the START (III)
  • Page 234 If the Engine Won’t Start Do you have fuel? Check the fuel The Starter Operates Normally In this case, the starter motor’s gauge; the low fuel indicator may speed sounds normal, or even faster not be working. than normal, when you turn the ignition switch to the START (III) There may be an electrical position, but the engine does not run.
  • Page 235: Jump Starting

    Jump Starting Although this seems like a simple To Jump Start Your Vehicle: procedure, you should take several Open the hood, and check the precautions. physical condition of the battery. In very cold weather, check the condition of the electrolyte. If it seems slushy or frozen, do not try jump starting until it thaws.
  • Page 236 Jump Starting If the booster battery is in another vehicle, have an assistant start that vehicle and run it at a fast idle. Start your vehicle. If the starter motor still operates slowly, check that the jumper cables have good metal-to-metal contact.
  • Page 237: If The Engine Overheats

    If the Engine Overheats The pointer of the vehicle’s If you do not see steam or spray, temperature gauge should stay in leave the engine running, and the midrange. If it climbs to the red watch the temperature gauge. If Steam and spray from an mark, you should determine the the high heat is due to overloading,...
  • Page 238 If the Engine Overheats Look for any obvious coolant leaks, Start the engine, and set the such as a split radiator hose. temperature control dial to Everything is still extremely hot, maximum heat. Add coolant to the Removing the radiator cap so use caution.
  • Page 239 Low Oil Pressure Indicator, Charging System Indicator Safely pull off the road, and shut Low Oil Pressure Indicator Charging System Indicator This indicator should never off the engine. Turn on the hazard If the charging system come on when the engine is warning lights.
  • Page 240: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    Malfunction Indicator Lamp If the indicator comes on If the indicator comes on repeatedly, If the battery in your vehicle has while driving, it means one even though it may turn off as you been disconnected or gone dead, of the engine’s emissions control continue driving, have the vehicle these codes are erased.
  • Page 241: Brake System Indicator

    Brake System Indicator However, if the brake pedal does not If the ABS indicator and the VSA U.S. Canada feel normal, you should take system indicator come on with the immediate action. A problem in one brake system indicator, have your The brake system indicator normally part of the system’s dual circuit vehicle inspected by your dealer...
  • Page 242: Closing The Moonroof

    Closing the Moonroof If equipped NOTCH SOCKET If the electric motor will not close the moonroof, do the following: Check the fuse for the moonroof motor (see page ). If the fuse is blown, replace it with one of the same or lower rating.
  • Page 243 Fuses UNDER-HOOD INTERIOR UNDER-HOOD (SECONDARY) (PRIMARY) The vehicle’s fuses are contained in The primary under-hood fuse box is The secondary fuse box is next to three fuse boxes. in the engine compartment on the the primary fuse box. driver’s side. To open it, push the The interior fuse box is underneath tabs as shown.
  • Page 244 Fuses Checking and Replacing Fuses FUSE BLOWN If something electrical in your vehicle stops working, check for a blown fuse first. Determine from the chart on pages , or the diagram on the fuse box lid, which fuse or fuses control that device. Check those fuses first, but check all the fuses before deciding that a blown fuse is the cause.
  • Page 245 Fuses If you cannot drive the vehicle If the driver’s power window fuse is without fixing the problem, and you removed, the AUTO function of the do not have a spare fuse, take a fuse driver’s window will be disabled. To Replacing a f use with one that has a of the same rating or a lower rating reset the AUTO function, see page...
  • Page 246: Fuse Locations

    Fuse Locations INTERIOR FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected 7.5 A Power Window Relay 20 A Moonroof 7.5 A Accessory, Radio 7.5 A Rear Wiper 7.5 A Meter Not Used 7.5 A Daytime running lights 10 A 10 A Remote Control Mirrors 15 A B FR ACC 20 A...
  • Page 247 Fuse Locations UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOXES Primary Fuse Box Amps. Circuits Protected Amps. Circuits Protected PRIMARY 20 A Condenser Fan 40 A Option 30 A Engine 20 A Left Headlight 15 A Interior Light 20 A Door Lock 20 A Cooling Fan 20 A Right Headlight 15 A...
  • Page 248: Emergency Towing

    Emergency Towing If your vehicle needs to be towed, Refer to Towing Your Vehicle call a professional towing service or Behind a Motorhome on page organization. Never tow your vehicle for non-emergency towing with just a rope or chain. It is very information.
  • Page 249 Technical Information The diagrams in this section give Identification Numbers ....244 Emissions Controls ......251 you the dimensions and capacities of Specifications ........ . 246 The Clean Air Act ..... . 251 your vehicle, and the locations of the DOT Tire Quality Grading Crankcase Emissions Control identification numbers.
  • Page 250: Identification Numbers

    VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER numbers located in various places. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the 17-digit number your Honda dealer uses to register your vehicle for warranty purposes. It is also necessary for licensing and insuring your vehicle. The easiest place to find the VIN is on a plate fastened to the top of the dashboard.
  • Page 251 Identification Numbers The engine number is stamped into AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NUMBER the front of the engine block. The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. ENGINE NUMBER MANUAL TRANSMISSION NUMBER...
  • Page 252: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions Capacities Length 181.0 in (4,597 mm) Engine Automatic Transmission 181.8 in (4,617 mm) coolant Change 1.43 US gal (5.4 ) Width 70.2 in (1,782 mm) Total 1.88 US gal (7.1 ) Height 66.2 in (1,682 mm) Manual Transmission Wheelbase 103.1 in (2,620 mm) Change...
  • Page 253 Specifications Air Conditioning Fuses Refrigerant type HFC-134a (R-134a) Interior See page 240 or the fuse label Charge quantity 17.0 18.7 oz (480 530 g) attached to the inside of the fuse Lubricant type SP-10 box door under the steering column. Lights Under-hood See page 241 or the fuse box...
  • Page 254 DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) The tires on your vehicle meet all Treadwear Traction AA, A, B, C U.S. Federal Safety Requirements. The treadwear grade is a compara- The traction grades, from highest to All tires are also graded for tive rating based on the wear rate of lowest, are AA, A, B, and C.
  • Page 255 DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) Warning: The temperature grade for Temperature A, B, C The temperature grades are A (the this tire is established for a tire that highest), B, and C, representing the is properly inflated and not tire’s resistance to the generation of overloaded.
  • Page 256: Tire Labeling

    Tire Labeling The tires that came on your vehicle Load index (a numerical code Maximum Tire Pressure have a number of markings. Those associated with the maximum Max Press The maximum air you should be aware of are described load the tire can carry). pressure the tire can hold.
  • Page 257: Emissions Controls

    ‘‘smog.’’ canister while the engine is off. After Carbon monoxide does not contri- In Canada, Honda vehicles comply the engine is started and warmed up, bute to smog creation, but it is a with the Canadian emission the vapor is drawn into the engine poisonous gas.
  • Page 258 HC, CO, and NOx that the engine control module (ECM) in Honda replacement parts or their come out the tailpipe. The exhaust manual transmission vehicles use equivalent for repairs. Using lower...
  • Page 259 The catalytic converter is referred to running properly. as a three-way catalyst, since it acts on HC, CO, and NOx. A replacement unit must be an original Honda part or its equivalent. The three way catalytic converter THREE WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER...
  • Page 260: State Emissions Testing

    State Emissions Testing Make sure the vehicle has been the cruise control. When traffic Testing of Readiness Codes If you take your vehicle for a state parked with the engine off for 8 allows, drive for 90 seconds emissions test shortly after the hours or more.
  • Page 261 Warranty and Customer Relations Customer Service Information ........ . 256 Warranty Coverages ..... 257 Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Vehicles) ......258 Authorized Manuals ..... . 259...
  • Page 262: Customer Service Information

    Bella International P.O. Box 190816 U.S. Owners: A detailed description of the San Juan, PR 00919-0816 problem American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Automobile Customer Service Tel: (787) 620-7098 Name of the dealer who sold the Mail Stop 500-2N-7A vehicle to you...
  • Page 263: Warranty Coverages

    Restrictions and exclusions apply to Emissions Control Systems Defects Accessory Limited Warranty Honda accessories are covered all these warranties. Please read the Warranty and Emissions these two Performance Warranty under this warranty. Time and 2006 Honda Warranty Information warranties cover your vehicle’s...
  • Page 264 Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Administration (NHTSA) in addition However, NHTSA cannot become Seventh Street, SW., Washington, to notifying American Honda Motor involved in individual problems DC 20590. Co., Inc. between you, your dealer, or You can also obtain other American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • Page 265: Authorized Manuals (U.s. Only) (How To Order)

    Purchasing Factory Authorized Manuals (U.S. only) Valid only for sales within the United States. Canadian owners should contact their authorized Honda dealer. The publications shown below can be purchased from Helm Incorporated. You can order in any of three ways:...
  • Page 266 Authorized Manuals Service Manual: NOTE: Dealers and companies, please provide dealer or company name, and the name of the person to whose attention the shipment should be This manual covers maintenance and recommended sent. For purchases outside U.S.A. please write to the address shown procedures for repair to engine and chassis components.
  • Page 267: Index

    Index D3 Mode ........163 System Design ......167 Shifting ........161 Wear Indicators ......167 Accessories ........148 Shift Lever Position Braking System ......167 ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Indicators ....... . 161 Break-in, New Vehicle ....
  • Page 268 Index Cargo, How to Carry ..... 150 Infants .......... . 37 Crankcase Emissions Control Cassette Player Large Children ......46 System ......... 251 Care ........115, 131 LATCH ......... . 41 Cruise Control Indicator ....58 Operation ......
  • Page 269 Index Disc Care ........134 Emergencies ........219 Overheating ....... . 231 Disc Changer ......111, 125 Battery, Jump Starting ....229 Specifications ......246 Care ..........134 Brake System Indicator ... . 235 Speed Limiter ....
  • Page 270 Index Fluids Headlights Automatic Transmission ... 199 Aiming ......... 203 Brake .......... . 201 Gas Mileage, Improving ....147 Daytime Running Lights .... . 67 Clutch ......... . 202 Gasohol .......... . 142 High Beam Indicator ....
  • Page 271 Index Indicators Inflation, Proper Tire ....212 LATCH Anchorage System ... . 41 ABS (Anti-Lock Brake) ..57, 168 Recommended Pressures ..213 Lights Brake (Parking and Brake Inside Mirror ........88 Bulb Replacement ..... 203 System) ......
  • Page 272 Index Normal Shift Speeds ..... . 160 NOTICE, Explanation of ....Maintenance ........183 Numbers, Identification ....244 Panel Brightness Control ....67 Owner’s Maintenance Park Gear Position ......162 Checks ........186 Parking ..........
  • Page 273 Index Using Child Seats with Schedule ........187 Automatic Seat Belt Tethers ........45 Tires ..........211 Tensioners ....... . 19 Using LATCH ......41 Wiper Blades ......210 Cleaning ........208 Replacing Seat Belts After a Detachable Anchor .....
  • Page 274 Index Side Airbags ........ . 9, 26 How Your Side Airbags Work . 26 How Your Side Airbags Work . 26 How Your Side Curtain Airbags How the Side Airbag Off Work ......... . 28 Table Indicator Works ...... . 29 SRS Indicator ......
  • Page 275 Index Tire, How to Change a Flat ..220 Transmission Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) Tire Information ......250 Checking Fluid Level, System ........170 Tires ..........211 Automatic ....... 199 Indicators ........58 Air Pressure ......
  • Page 276 Index Windshield Cleaning ........65 Defroster ........101 Washers ........198 Wipers, Windshield Changing Blades ......210 Operation ........65 Worn Tires ........213 Wrecker, Emergency Towing ..242 : U.S. only...
  • Page 278: Service Information Summary

    2.0 US qt (1.9 ) 29 psi (200 kPa , 2.0 kgf/cm ) detergent oil (see page Rear Differential Fluid: Oil change capacity (including Honda Dual Pump Fluid. Do not filter): use ATF. 4.4 US qt (4.2 ) Capacity: Automatic Transmission Fluid: 1.1 US qt (1.0 )

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