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Congratulations! Your selection of a 2008 Acura MDX was a wise investment.
It will give you years of driving pleasure.
One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to
read this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and
convenience items. Afterwards, keep this owner's manual in your vehicle so
you can refer to it at any time.
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  • Page 1

    When your vehicle needs maintenance, keep in mind that your dealer’s staff is specially trained in servicing the many systems unique to your vehicle. Your dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer any questions and concerns. 2008 MDX...

  • 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. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 3: A Few Words About Safety

    Important Safety Reminders or Important use your own good judgement. Safety Precautions. Safety Section such as Driver and Passenger Safety. Instructions how to use this vehicle correctly and safely. This entire book is filled with important safety information please read it carefully. 2008 MDX...

  • 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. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 5: X31-stx-6102

    2008 MDX Online Reference Owner's Manual Contents Owner's Identification Form Introduction ................................A Few Words About Safety ..........................Important Handling Information ........................Your Vehicle at a Glance (main controls) ....................Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) ............

  • Page 6

    A summary of the information you motorists sometimes experience, need when you pull up to the fuel Features and details how to handle them. pump. How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, rear entertainment system, and other convenience features. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 7: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    AUTOMATIC (P.149) TRANSMISSION (P.341) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE BUTTON (P.323) REAR CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM POWER TAILGATE (P.175) BUTTON (P.132) AUXILIARY INPUT JACKS HEADPHONE CONNECTORS HOOD RELEASE PARKING BRAKE HANDLE (P.325) PEDAL (P.153) (P.267) (P.268) : If equipped CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 8

    SYSTEM SWITCH POWER TAILGATE HOOD RELEASE STEERING WHEEL CRUISE CONTROL FUEL FILL DOOR (P.361) BUTTON HANDLE ADJUSTMENTS BUTTONS RELEASE BUTTON (P.124) (P.270) (P.323) (P.132) (P.325) To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel. If equipped 2008 MDX...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    6. Maintain a Proper Sitting Protecting Children General Additional Safety Precautions . Position ........ Guidelines ........ Carbon Monoxide Hazard ..... Advice for Pregnant Women ..All Children Must Be Safety Labels ........Additional Safety Precautions . Restrained ....... 2008 MDX...

  • Page 10: Important Safety Precautions

    Don tDrink and Drive and perform all regularly scheduled Alcohol and driving don’t mix. Even maintenance (see page one drink can reduce your ability to respond to changing conditions, and your reaction time gets worse with 2008 MDX...

  • Page 11: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

    (6) Seat Belts (7) Front Airbags The following pages explain how you (8) Side Airbags can take an active role in protecting (9) Side Curtain Airbags yourself and your passengers. (10) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (11) Door Locks 2008 MDX...

  • Page 12: Seat Belts

    Always wear What you should do: In addition, most states and all rollovers. your seat belt, and make sure you Canadian provinces require you to wear it properly. wear seat belts. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 13: Airbags

    (see page information on how your side airbags to severe side impact or rollover for more information on how work). (see page for more information your front airbags work). on how your side curtain airbags work). CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 14

    Airbags can pose serious hazards. To do their job, airbags must inflate with tremendous force. So while airbags help save lives, they can cause minor injuries or more serious or even fatal injuries if occupants are not properly restrained or sitting properly. 2008 MDX...

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

    After everyone has entered the message will come on. vehicle, be sure the doors and the tailgate are closed and locked. When one or more doors are not tightly closed, the ‘‘DOOR OPEN’’ message will come on. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 16: Adjust The Front Seats

    Adjust the driver’s seat as far to the ‘‘DOOR & TAILGATE OPEN’’ rear as possible while allowing you to message will come on. maintain full control of the vehicle. Have a front passenger adjust their seat as far to the rear as possible. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 17: Adjust The Seat-backs

    Passengers with adjustable seat- backs should also adjust their seat- back to a comfortable, upright position. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 18: Adjust The Head Restraints

    Have passengers adjust their head restraints work. restraints properly as well. Taller See page for how to adjust the persons should adjust their restraint seat-backs. as high as possible. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 19: Belts

    Make sure all seat belts are the belt so the lap part fits snugly. properly positioned before This lets your strong pelvic bones driving. take the force of a crash and reduces the chance of internal injuries. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 20

    Have your dealer check the belt as soon as possible. RELEASE BUTTON See page for additional information about your seat belts and how to take care of them. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 21: Position

    For example, if an occupant slouches, lies down, turns sideways, sits forward, leans forward or sideways, or puts one or both feet up, the chance of injury during a crash is greatly increased. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 22: Advice For Pregnant Women

    If you are pregnant, the best way to protect yourself and your unborn child when driving or riding in a vehicle is to always wear a seat belt, and keep the lap part of the belt as low as possible across the hips. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 23: Additional Safety Precautions

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

    If a front passenger does not fasten should not sound. their seat belt, the indicator will come on about 6 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 25: Lap/shoulder Belt

    To deactivate the lockable retractor, unlatch the buckle and let the seat belt fully retract. To refasten the seat belt, pull it out only as far as needed. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 26: Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

    The detachable seat belt should they are unbuckled. normally be latched whenever the seat-backs are in an upright position. For more information about the detachable seat belt, see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 27: Seat Belt Maintenance

    Acura provides a limited warranty on seat belts. See your Acura Warranty booklet for details. Information 2008 MDX...

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

    (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (5) Side Airbags (6) Driver’s Seat Position Sensor (7) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors (8) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator (9) Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensors (10) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors/OPDS Sensors Control Unit (10) (11) SRS Indicator 2008 MDX...

  • Page 29

    The front (12) Front Impact Sensors and rear pillars are marked ‘‘SIDE (13) Side Curtain Airbags CURTAIN AIRBAG’’ (see page (14) Side Impact Sensors (First) (15) Side Impact Sensors (Second) (16) Roll Rate Sensor (17) Safing Sensor CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 30

    If the seat is passenger seat belt use when the too far forward, the airbag will ignition switch is in the ON (II) inflate with less force (see page position. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 31: How Your Front Airbags Work

    (see page CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 32

    If the occupant’s belt is latched , the with a little less force. airbag will inflate at a slightly higher threshold, when the airbag would be needed to supplement the protection provided by the seat belt. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 33

    SRS indicator will come on, and turn the passenger’s front airbag off. could damage the sensors or prevent the airbag will inflate in the normal them from working properly. manner regardless of the driver’s seating position. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 34: How Your Side Airbags Work

    This includes: tensioner on the affected side. A second-row passenger pushing or pulling on the back of the front passenger’s seat. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 35

    It may prevent the cutoff deployment path. system from working properly. Objects placed on the front passenger seat can also cause the side airbag to be shut off. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 36: How Your Side Curtain Airbags

    2008 MDX...

  • Page 37: Indicator Works

    Have the system checked the SRS indicator alerts you to (see page a possible problem. If the indicator stays on after the engine starts. If the indicator comes on or flashes on and off while you drive. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 38: How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

    65 lbs (29 kg) or less seat belt properly. your vehicle checked by a dealer as (the weight of an infant or small soon as possible. child) on the front passenger’s seat. It does not mean there is a problem with the airbag. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 39: Airbag Service, Additional Safety Precautions

    The SRS indicator alerts you to a problem. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer as soon as possible. If you ignore this indication, your airbags may not operate properly. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 40

    If it is necessary to inflating during a side impact. remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Acura Client Services at 800-382-2238. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 41: All Children Must Be Restrained

    If you have children, or ever need to (see pages vehicle drive with a child in your vehicle, be sure to read this section. It begins with important general guidelines, then presents special information for infants, small children, and larger children. 2008 MDX...

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

    (See page for important inflating front airbag when they ride of the child seat with enough force information about protecting larger in the back. to kill or very seriously injure an children.) infant. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 43: Protecting Children General Guidelines

    SUN VISORS 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. Canadian Models SUN VISORS 2008 MDX...

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

    Move the vehicle seat as far to the driving, placing both of you at risk. rear as possible (see page Have the child sit upright and well back in the seat (see page Make sure the seat belt is properly positioned and secured (see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 45

    Canadian provinces, vehicle doors, turn on the ignition out (see page and can be very hazardous. switch, and open the tailgate, which can lead to accidental injury or death. 2008 MDX...

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

    It can also interfere with proper operation of the passenger’s Only a rear-facing child seat provides advanced front airbag system. proper support for a baby’s head, neck, and back. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 47: Protecting Small Children

    Of the different seats available, we recommend those that have a five- point harness system as shown. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 48

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  • Page 49: Selecting A Child Seat

    Before purchasing a conventional child seat, or using a previously purchased one, we recommend that you test the seat in the specific vehicle seating position or positions where the seat will be used. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 50: Installing A Child Seat

    A child who is not forward and from side-to-side to properly secured in a child seat verify that it is secure. can be seriously injured in a crash. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 51: With Latch

    Do not attach two child seat anchors. connectors to a single lower anchor at a time. Make sure there are no objects near the anchors that could prevent a secure connection between the child seat and the anchors. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 52

    Whatever type you have, follow making sure the strap is not Some LATCH-compatible seats the child seat maker’s instructions twisted. have a rigid-type connector as for adjusting or tightening the fit. shown above. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 53

    Pull up the cover below the forward and from side-to-side to armrest and find one of the verify that it is secure. anchors. The other anchor is located underneath the flap at the bottom of the outer seat’s inner bolster. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 54

    After the belt has retracted, tug on it. If the belt is locked, you will not be able to pull it out. If you can pull the belt out, it is not locked, and you will need to repeat these steps. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 55: With A Tether

    To deactivate the lockable retractor push on the back of the seat while and remove a child seat, unlatch the pulling up on the belt. buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 56

    (see page ), lift the head restraint, then route the tether strap back. restraint, then route the tether over the head restraint and seat-back. strap over the seat-back and through the head restraint legs. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 57

    Tighten the strap according to the to use. Then open the anchor twisted. seat maker’s instructions. cover with a small flat-tip screwdriver. Tighten the strap according to the seat maker’s instructions. Secure the child seat in the desired position (see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 58: Protecting Larger Children, Checking Seat Belt Fit

    Does the child sit all the way back against the seat? Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the edge of the seat? 2008 MDX...

  • Page 59: Using A Booster Seat

    A child who has outgrown a forward- facing child seat should ride in a back seat and use a booster seat until the lap/shoulder belt fits them properly without the booster. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 60

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  • Page 61

    If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a Supervise the child. Even mature crash. children sometimes need to be reminded to fasten the seat belts or sit properly. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 62: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Turn the fan on high speed. underside. Even with the door open, run the Set the temperature control to a engine only long enough to move the comfortable setting. vehicle out of the garage. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 63: Safety Labels

    Read these labels carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S. dashboard label which may be removed by the owner), contact your dealer for a replacement. HOOD RADIATOR CAP CONTINUED BATTERY LABEL 2008 MDX...

  • Page 64

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Safety Labels SUN VISOR DOORJAMBS U.S. models U.S. models Canadian models Canadian models U.S. models 2008 MDX...

  • Page 65: Table Of Contents

    ......Vanity Mirror ......Immobilizer System ...... Accessory Power Sockets ..Ignition Switch ......AC Power Outlet ....... Door Locks ........Childproof Door Locks .... Tailgate .......... Power Tailgate ......Remote Transmitter ..... Seats ..........Detachable Anchor ....2008 MDX...

  • Page 66: Control Locations

    SWITCHES (P.149) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P.341) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE BUTTON (P.323) REAR CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM POWER TAILGATE (P.175) BUTTON (P.132) AUXILIARY INPUT JACKS HEADPHONE CONNECTORS HOOD RELEASE PARKING BRAKE (P.267) (P.268) HANDLE (P.325) PEDAL (P.153) : If equipped 2008 MDX...

  • Page 67: Instrument Panel

    VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.67) LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P.65) FOG LIGHT INDICATOR (P.70) VSA ACTIVATION INDICATOR (P.67) : If equipped The U.S. instrument panel is shown. Differences for the Canadian models are noted in the text. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 68: Instrument Panel Indicators

    If your front passenger does not fasten their seat belt, the indicator comes on about 6 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 69

    ‘‘RELEASE information display. For more PARKING BRAKE’’ message on information, see page the multi-information display (see page Malfunction Indicator Lamp You will also see a ‘‘CHECK EMISSION SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. For more information, see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 70

    You will also ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ see a ‘‘CHECK ABS SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information message on the multi-information display (see page ). For more display (see page ). For more information, see page information, see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 71

    This indicator may also come on if You will also see a ‘‘CHECK VSA there is a problem with the trailer SYSTEM’’ message and a stability assist function (see page ‘‘CHECK TRAILER STABILITY ASSIST’’ message on the multi- 2008 MDX...

  • Page 72

    If this Continuing to drive with the A/T happens, have your dealer check temperature indicator on may cause the system as soon as possible. serious damage to the transmission. For more information, see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 73

    SRS vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. indicator, VSA system indicator, etc. For more information, see page Continuing to drive with the SH-AWD ® indicator blinking may cause serious damage to the system. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 74

    This indicator comes on when you Fog Light Indicator set the cruise control. See page for information on operating the This indicator comes on when you cruise control. turn on the fog lights. For more information, see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 75

    E. There is a small reserve of fuel remaining in the tank when the needle reaches E. You will also see a ‘‘LOW FUEL’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 76

    In severe driving conditions, the pointer may rise to the upper zone. If it reaches the red (hot) mark, pull safely to the side of the road. For 2008 MDX...

  • Page 77: Multi-information Display

    ON wheel repeatedly until the main settings (see page (II) position to the ACCESSORY (I) menu appears (see page position, a ‘‘Goodbye’’ message is shown on the display. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 78

    Go to Customize Menu (See page 83) SEL/RESET button Go to HandsFreeLink Menu (See page 280) (See page 75) Trip Computer (See page 78) (See page 75) (See page 75) Tire Pressure for each tire (See page 77) 2008 MDX...

  • Page 79

    To reset a trip meter, display it, and kilometers indicated. then press and hold the SEL/RESET button until the number resets to ‘‘0.0.’’ CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 80

    In certain weather conditions, temperature in U.S. models, and temperature readings near freezing (32°F, 0°C) could mean that ice is Centigrade temperature in Canadian models. forming on the road surface. You can adjust the outside temperature display (see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 81

    You can see the pressure of each tire revolutions. For more information, in this monitor. If one or more tires see page are low, inflate them to the correct pressure. For more information, see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 82

    COMPUTER’’, pressing the SEL/ vehicle’s Bluetooth RESET button changes the display HandsFreeLink (HFL) system to ‘‘AVERAGE FUEL A/RANGE’’ to without touching your cell phone. ‘‘AVERAGE FUEL B/RANGE’’ and to ‘‘AVERAGE SPEED/ELAPSED TIME’’. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 83

    U.S. models or kilometers per TIME reset condition on the multi- hour (km/h) for Canadian models. information display (see page To reset the AVERAGE SPEED you have traveled, press and hold the SEL/RESET button until the number resets. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 84

    5 seconds. will show you the problem. It does this by interrupting the current display with one or more messages. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 85

    Multi-Information Display U.S. See page See page See page Canada See page See page U.S. See page See page See page Canada See page See page U.S. U.S. See page See page See page Canada Canada See page CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 86

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display See page See page See page See page See page See page See page See page See page See page See page See page U.S. See page See page Canada See page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 87

    SETTING, then press the SEL/ switch must be in the ON (II) RESET button. position, and the vehicle must be stopped with the transmission in Refer to the table on the following Park. pages about the settings you want to customize. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 88

    Changes the driver’s seat, the steering wheel, and (P.97) the outside mirror positions to a stored setting. AUTO TILT & TELESCOPE Moves the steering wheel fully in and up when the key is removed. STEERING WHEEL : Default setting 2008 MDX...

  • Page 89

    WIPER SETUP WIPER ACTION Changes the wiper operation between two settings INTERMITTENT WITH VEH SPD (P.113) when the wiper switch is in the INT position. DEFAULT ALL Set/Cancel all the customized settings as default. CANCEL (P.86) : Default setting 2008 MDX...

  • Page 90

    If the setting is not successfully SEL/RESET button. The screen completed, ‘‘FAILED’’ is shown for goes back to the previous display. several seconds, and then the screen goes back to the normal message mode. Repeat the same procedure to select DEFAULT ALL. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 91

    POSITION SETUP LIGHTING SETUP DOOR/WINDOW SETUP WIPER SETUP When you want to change the vehicle control settings, press the INFO ( / ) button to select CHG SETTING, then press the SEL/ RESET button. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 92

    Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display METER SETUP see page POSITION SETUP see page Select ‘‘EXIT’’ LIGHTING SETUP see page Select Select ‘‘CANCEL’’ DOOR/WINDOW SETUP ‘‘DEFAULT ALL’’ see page WIPER SETUP see page SEL/RESET BUTTON INFO ( / ) BUTTON 2008 MDX...

  • Page 93

    ) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration. Press the SEL/RESET INFO ( / ) button until you see BUTTON INFO ( / ) the setting you want to customize, BUTTON then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 94

    You can choose this customize item then enter your selection by pressing If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ from ‘‘METER SETUP’’ by pressing the SEL/RESET button. message appears, go back to the INFO ( / ) button repeatedly. ‘‘LANGUAGE SELECTION’’ and repeat the procedure again. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 95

    If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ You can choose this customize item message appears, go back to from ‘‘METER SETUP’’ by pressing ‘‘ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. the INFO ( / ) button repeatedly. DISPLAY’’ and repeat the procedure again. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 96

    ‘‘METER SETUP’’ by pressing your selection by pressing the SEL/ If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ the INFO ( / ) button repeatedly. RESET button. message appears, go back to ‘‘TRIP A & AVG. FUEL RESET with REFUEL’’ and repeat the procedure again. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 97

    INFO ( / ) button, then enter the INFO ( / ) button repeatedly. your selection by pressing the SEL/ If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ RESET button. message appears, go back to ‘‘ADJUST ALARM VOLUME’’ and repeat the procedure again. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 98

    INFO ( / ) button repeatedly. TRIP B The elapsed time is reset Select the desired setting by when the Trip B is reset. pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 99

    INFO ( / ) button repeatedly. the customize item screen. for levels in between. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ To disable the auto interior message appears, go back to illumination function, select OFF. ‘‘ELAPSED TIME RESET’’ and repeat the procedure again. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 100

    Select the desired setting by the customize item screen. pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter your selection by pressing If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ the SEL/RESET button. message appears, go back to ‘‘AUTO INTERIOR ILLUMINATION’’ and repeat the procedure again. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 101

    ) 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. SEL/RESET BUTTON INFO ( BUTTON CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 102

    If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ transmitter. RESET button. message appears, go back to ‘‘MEMORY POSITION LINK’’ and You can choose this customize item repeat the procedure again. from ‘‘POSITION SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO ( / ) button repeatedly. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 103

    If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ RESET button. message appears, go back to ‘‘AUTO You can choose this customize item TILT & TELESCOPE STEERING from ‘‘POSITION SETUP’’ by WHEEL’’ and repeat the procedure pressing the INFO ( / ) button again. repeatedly. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 104

    ) 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. SEL/RESET BUTTON INFO ( BUTTON 2008 MDX...

  • Page 105

    If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ You can choose this customize item the SEL/RESET button. message appears, go back to from ‘‘LIGHTING SETUP’’ by ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING pressing the INFO ( / ) button TIME’’ and repeat the procedure repeatedly. again. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 106

    Press the SEL/RESET button to see from ‘‘LIGHTING SETUP’’ by the selections. pressing the INFO ( / ) button repeatedly. Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 107

    If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER’’ The headlights come on when it is and repeat the procedure again. somewhat dark. The headlights come on when it is dark. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 108

    Select the desired setting by the customize item screen. pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter your selection by pressing If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ the SEL/RESET button. message appears, go back to ‘‘AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY’’ and repeat the procedure again. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 109

    ) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration. Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the setting you want to customize, SEL/RESET BUTTON then press the SEL/RESET button INFO ( to enter your selection. BUTTON CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 110

    The auto door lock is deactivated all from ‘‘DOOR/WINDOW SETUP’’ by the selections. the time. pressing the INFO ( / ) button repeatedly. Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 111

    The auto door unlock is repeatedly. deactivated all the time. This is the If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ factory default setting. message appears, go back to ‘‘AUTO DOOR LOCK’’ and repeat the procedure again. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 112

    If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ the SEL/RESET button. doors. Then, press the SEL/RESET message appears, go back to ‘‘AUTO button to enter your selection. DOOR UNLOCK’’ and repeat the procedure again. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 113

    If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ You can choose this customize item the SEL/RESET button. message appears, go back to ‘‘KEY from ‘‘DOOR/WINDOW SETUP’’ by AND REMOTE UNLOCK MODE’’ pressing the INFO ( / ) button and repeat the procedure again. repeatedly. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 114

    Press the SEL/RESET button to see from ‘‘DOOR/WINDOW SETUP’’ by the selections. pressing the INFO ( / ) button repeatedly. Select ON or OFF by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 115

    ‘‘DOOR/WINDOW SETUP’’ by shown above, and then goes back to pressing the INFO ( / ) button the customize item screen. repeatedly. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT’’ and repeat the procedure again. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 116

    Select the desired setting by the customize item screen. pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter your selection by pressing If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ the SEL/RESET button. message appears, go back to ‘‘SECURITY RELOCK TIMER’’ and repeat the procedure again. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 117

    INFO ( / ) button until you see the setting you want to customize, While ‘‘WIPER SETUP’’ is shown, then press the SEL/RESET button press the SEL/RESET button to to enter your selection. enter the customize mode. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 118

    Select the desired setting by the customize item screen. pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter your selection by pressing If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ the SEL/RESET button. message appears, go back to ‘‘WIPER ACTION’’ and repeat the procedure again. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 119: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    RELEASE BUTTON (P.323) ACTIVE DAMPER SYSTEM SWITCH POWER TAILGATE HOOD RELEASE CRUISE CONTROL (P.361) STEERING WHEEL BUTTON (P.132) HANDLE (P.325) ADJUSTMENTS (P.124) BUTTONS (P.270) If equipped To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 120: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    If you turn it to the shortest delay, MIST the wipers change to low speed operation when the vehicle speed Intermittent exceeds 12 mph (20 km/h). Low speed High speed To change the ‘‘WIPER ACTION’’ Windshield washers setting, see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 121

    In addition, the headlight washer operates without pressing the button, at the first time you turn on the windshield washers after you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 122

    Headlights on you will hear a reminder chime when High beams you open the driver’s door. The rear window washer uses the Flash high beams same fluid reservoir as the wind- Fog lights off shield washer. Fog lights on 2008 MDX...

  • Page 123

    To turn them on again, either turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position or turn the light switch to the position. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 124

    They will go off when daytime running lights are off. the headlights turn off. The automatic lighting feature is controlled by a sensor located on top of the dashboard. Do not cover this sensor or spill liquids on it. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 125

    With the driver’s door open, position or if the lights are turned on you will hear a lights-on reminder by setting the switch in the ‘‘AUTO’’ chime. position, and you remove the key, then open and close the driver’s door. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 126

    15 minutes. It also shuts or if your vehicle is disabled. off when you turn off the ignition. You have to turn it on again when you restart the vehicle. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 127: Instrument Panel Brightness

    Press the button to you adjust it. It goes out 5 seconds increase the brightness and the after you finish adjusting. button to decrease it. You can adjust the brightness with the headlight switch on or off. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 128: Steering Wheel Adjustments

    Adjust the steering wheel only when the vehicle is stopped. Move the steering wheel in, out, up, or down by pushing and holding the adjustment switch in that direction. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 129

    The steering wheel automatically moves fully in and up to let you know the system is Steering wheel movement is also controlled by the driving position reset. memory system (see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 130: Keys And Locks

    Use box locked when you leave your only Acura-approved key blanks. The valet key does not contain a vehicle and the valet key at a parking battery. Do not try to take it apart. facility. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 131

    The key should be fully extended. To retract the key, push the release button and at the same time push the key into the remote transmitter until it is securely latched. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 132: Immobilizer System

    (1) this device may not cause key or other metal object (i.e. key interference, and (2) this device must fob) is near the ignition switch when accept any interference that may cause you insert the key. undesired operation of the device. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 133: Ignition Switch

    Use this position position, the shift lever must be in only to start the engine. The switch Park, and you must push the key in returns to the ON (II) position when slightly. you let go of the key. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 134: Door Locks

    Pressing the top of either master the key, turn the key, and release it. door lock switch will unlock all doors The remaining doors and the tailgate and the tailgate. unlock when you turn the key a second time within a few seconds. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 135: Childproof Door Locks

    To open the tailgate and to prevent exhaust gas door, push the lock tab forward and from getting into the interior. See use the outside door handle. Carbon Monoxide Hazard on page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 136

    (see page ) or the switch in the beeps, and the tailgate will stop driver’s door pocket when both front moving, reverse direction, and stop doors are unlocked. at the fully opened position. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 137

    If the sensors are damaged, the Make sure everyone is clear The vehicle is parked on a steep power tailgate does not function before closing the power hill. properly. tailgate. When the vehicle is swayed in a strong wind. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 138

    Have the Use a small flat-tipped screwdriver to vehicle checked by your dealer. With this message shown on the remove the cover on the back of the multi-information display, you can tailgate. still open or close the tailgate manually. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 139

    This button does not work if any door or tailgate is not fully closed. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 140: Remote Transmitter

    If you push the same button again while the tailgate is opening or closing, three beeps sound, the tailgate stops moving, reverses 2008 MDX...

  • Page 141

    SCREW KEYPAD To replace the battery: Remove the screw at the base of the transmitter with a small Phillips-head screwdriver. Separate the keypad from the transmitter by pushing any button from outside. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 142

    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. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 143

    The To turn the keyless memory settings indicator in the related memory back on, repeat this procedure. The button to the remote comes on. LED will blink once to indicate the feature has been turned on. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 144

    The passenger seat has the same and backward. the lumbar support. adjustments as the driver’s seat but (Driver’s seat only) without any lumbar adjustment. Moves the front of the seat up or down. Raises or lowers the seat. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 145

    You need both hands to adjust the the center of the restraint. restraint. Do not attempt to adjust it while driving. To raise it, pull upward. To lower the restraint, push the release button sideways, and push the restraint down. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 146

    LEGS RELEASE BUTTON Removing the Head Restraint To remove a head restraint for cleaning or repair, pull it up as far as it will go. Push the release button, then pull the restraint out of the seat- back. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 147

    If the vehicle is struck severely from the rear, the occupant properly secured with the seat belt will be pushed against the seat-back and the head restraint will automatically move forward. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 148

    Overall, the seat-back has six Fold the seat-back forward. different positions. Reverse this procedure to return the seat to the upright position. Make sure the seat is locked securely before driving. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 149

    After you return the seat-back to the folded. upright position, push the whole seat backwards until it latches. Make sure the seat is fully latched before sitting in it. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 150

    To unlatch the detachable anchor, insert the latch plate into the slot on the side of the anchor buckle. Store the detachable anchor and seat belt latch plates in the retractor housing. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 151

    Tug on the seat belt to verify that the detachable anchor is securely latched. Make sure the seat belt is not twisted. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 152: Seat Heaters

    ON (II) position to use the the seat warm. the driver side warms the outer seat heaters. behind the driver’s seat only. The passenger side switch warms the outer seat behind the front passenger seat. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 153

    It can weaken the battery, hold it to close the window. automatically goes down all the way. causing hard starting. To stop the window from going all the way down, pull back on the window switch briefly. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 154: Power Windows

    2 seconds. themselves by operating the windows unintentionally. If the power windows do not operate properly after resetting, have your vehicle checked by your dealer. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 155

    1 close. To stop the windows and and 2. Turn the key clockwise, then the moonroof, release the key. You cannot close the windows or the release it. moonroof with the remote transmitter. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 156

    The moonroof will stop when you The moonroof opens all the way. To release the switch. stop the moonroof from opening fully, push the switch briefly. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 157

    (see page Make sure all hands and fingers You will also see a ‘‘RELEASE are clear of the moonroof PARKING BRAKE’’ message on the before opening or closing it. multi-information display (see page CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 158

    When it is on, the mirror darkens when it senses the headlights of a vehicle behind you, then returns to normal visibility when the lights are gone. Press the button again to turn off this feature. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 159

    (off) perf ormance. position. This turns the adjustment switch off to keep your settings. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. Move the selector switch to L (driver’s side) or R (passenger’s side). 2008 MDX...

  • Page 160

    Outside mirror positions can be Press the button again to turn the stored in the driving position heaters off. Pressing this button also memory system (see page turns the rear window defogger on and off. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 161: Driving Position Memory System

    (1 or 2) until you hear two Adjust the outside mirrors for best beeps. The indicator in the visibility (see page memory button will come on. The current positions of the driver’s seat, steering wheel, and outside mirrors are now stored. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 162

    To keep this driving position indicator will remain on. other memory button. for later use, you must store it in the To change the ‘‘MEMORY driving position memory. POSITION LINK’’ setting, see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 163: Interior Lights

    When the doors and the The individual map lights in the tailgate are closed, the cargo area front can be turned on and off by light can be turned on with the pressing the lenses. switch in the light. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 164

    ( pushing the lens. Push the lens again to turn it off. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 165

    The cargo area light has a three- position switch. In the OFF position, the light does not come on. In the center position, it comes on when you open the tailgate. In the ON position, it stays on continuously. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 166: Interior Convenience Items

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items SUNGLASSES HOLDER COAT HOOK SUN VISOR VANITY MIRROR STORAGE COMPARTMENTS GROCERY HOOK GLOVE BOX CENTER POCKET ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET CONSOLE COMPARTMENT BEVERAGE HOLDER ARMREST/BEVERAGE HOLDER ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET 2008 MDX...

  • Page 167

    Pivot press the lid again until it latches. down the seat-back to use them. When you put back the armrest in the center seat-back, make sure the lid is closed properly. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 168

    To open the console compartment fully, push both buttons at the front of the For the third row, a storage compartment. compartment is located in the passenger side armrest. To open the compartment, push the button and lift the lid. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 169

    Make sure they are driving. small enough to let the holder close and latch, and that they are not heavy enough to cause the holder to pop open while driving. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 170: Vanity Mirror

    Do not use the extended sun visor over the inside mirror. Make sure you put the sun visor back in place when you are getting into or out of the vehicle. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 171

    Insert the plug into the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. receptacle slightly, turn it 90° clockwise, then push in the plug all the way. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 172

    If this happens, turn the equipment or measuring instruments. ignition switch off and turn it on Any appliances that require an again. extremely stable power supply such as microcomputer-controlled electric blankets, touch sensor lamps, etc., should not be connected to this outlet. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 173: Table Of Contents

    Disc Changer Error Messages . Protecting Your Discs ....Auxiliary Input Jack ...... Remote Audio Controls ....Radio Theft Protection ....Setting the Clock and Calendar . Rear Entertainment System ..Security System ......Cruise Control ....... Compass ......... 2008 MDX...

  • Page 174: Climate Control System

    AIR CONDITIONING WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER BUTTON BUTTON RECIRCULATION BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/HEATED MIRROR BUTTON REAR CONTROL PANEL REAR PASSENGER AUTO SYNC INDICATOR COMPARTMENT TEMPERATURE REAR PASSENGER FAN CONTROL BUTTONS COMPARTMENT TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS AUTO BUTTON MODE BUTTON OFF BUTTON 2008 MDX...

  • Page 175: Climate Control System

    Each set temperature is shown in the You can set the driver’s side display. The rear temperature is temperature, the passenger’s side shown in the display on the back of temperature, and the temperature the center console. of the rear passenger compartment separately. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 176

    When defrost mode is selected, dual mode operation is On vehicles with navigation system In the Auto mode, the vehicle’s canceled. interior temperature is independently regulated for the driver, front passenger, and rear 2008 MDX...

  • Page 177

    When you turn the A/C off, the Switch to recirculation mode when system cannot regulate the inside driving through dusty or smoky temperature if you set the conditions, then return to fresh air temperature control below the mode. outside temperature. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 178

    To close the vents, rotate the wheel under each corner vent. Air flows from the floor vents. When you turn off pressing the button again, the system returns to its former settings. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 179

    AUTO SYNC on the rear system display. When the indicator in this button is on, the temperature of the rear passenger compartment can be adjusted with CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 180

    Pressing the OFF button shuts off the rear climate control system. When is selected, air flows from the upper vents on the back of the center console. When is selected, air flows from the lower vents. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 181

    When the indicator in the REAR button is on, the temperature of the rear passenger compartment can be controlled independently. To adjust each temperature, press either of the temperature control buttons ( or ) on the climate control panel. Rear Passenger Compartment CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 182

    DUAL button first. the REAR button to turn on. When you set each temperature to its lower limit or its upper limit, it will be displayed as ‘‘ ’’ or ‘‘ ’’. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 183

    A sunlight sensor is located in the top of the dashboard and a temperature/ humidity sensor is next to the steering column. Do not cover the sensors or, spill liquid or spray chemical cleaners on the sensors. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 184: Audio System

    With navigation system With rear entertainment system models. Read the appropriate pages (as shown below) to use your vehicle’s audio system. For vehicles without navigation system, see pages through For vehicles with navigation system, see pages through Without navigation system 2008 MDX...

  • Page 185

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the AM/FM Radio (Models without navigation system) SEEK BUTTONS AUTO SELECT BUTTON FM BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE KNOB POWER/VOLUME KNOB AM BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS 2008 MDX...

  • Page 186

    AM is not available. current frequency to find a station press the SCAN button again. with a strong signal. To activate it, On the AM band, AM noise press the SEEK button, then reduction turns on automatically. release it. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 187

    Repeat steps 1 through 3 to store a that preset button. total of six stations on AM and twelve stations on FM. If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons as previously described. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 188

    The SVC has four modes; SVC OFF, CENTER Adjusts the strength of SVC LOW, SVC MID, and SVC sound from the center speaker. HIGH. Turn the TUNE knob to adjust the setting to your liking. If you feel the sound is too loud, 2008 MDX...

  • Page 189

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (Models without navigation system) CATEGORY BUTTONS XM RADIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE KNOB POWER/VOLUME KNOB DISP/MODE BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 190

    You may experience periods when ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. XM Radio does not transmit the Push the power/volume knob to turn artist’s name and song title on the audio system, and press the information. If this happens, there is 2008 MDX...

  • Page 191

    2 Press the XM button. Either XM1 and 3. or XM2 will show in the display. Once a channel is stored, simply press and release the proper preset button to tune to it. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 192

    To help travel from the equator. Carrying compensate for this, ground-based large items on a roof rack can also repeaters are placed in major block the signal. metropolitan areas. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 193

    If the service has not been situations that could affect XM radio 1-800-852-9696. In Canada, contact activated after 36 hours, contact XM reception. XM Canada at www.xmradio.ca , or at Radio. 1-877-438-9677. You will need to give them your radio I.D. number and 2008 MDX...

  • Page 194

    Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) MP3/WMA INDICATOR TRACK/FILE NUMBER FOLDER NUMBER SEEK BUTTONS DISC SLOT DISC EJECT BUTTON DISC LOAD BUTTON TUNE (FOLDER) KNOB POWER/VOLUME KNOB PRESET BUTTONS RANDOM BUTTON SCAN BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON 2008 MDX...

  • Page 195

    Bit rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/ 112/128/160/192/224/256/320 kbps Do not use discs with adhesive labels. Compatible with variable bit rate and The label can curl up and cause the multi-session disc to jam in the unit. Maximum layers (including ROOT): 8 layers CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 196

    ‘‘BUSY’’ in the display while the button. The system stops playing the disc load indicator turns red and current disc and starts the loading blinks as the disc is loaded. sequence. It then plays the disc just loaded. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 197

    The display shows up to about 16 characters of selected text data (the When you change the audio mode folder name, file name, etc.). to play a disc with text data or in MP3 or WMA. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 198

    (file in MP3 or WMA mode). Press and release the seek button to skip backward to the beginning of the current track. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous 2008 MDX...

  • Page 199

    RDM button, the mode changes release the RPT button repeatedly from folder random play, to within a until you see D-RPT in the display. disc random play, then to normal Press and hold the RPT button again play. to turn it off. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 200

    If you do nothing, the mode and play the last track sampled. system will then play the following first files for 10 seconds each. When it plays a file that you want to continue listening to, press and hold the SCAN button. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 201

    Each time you press and release the SCAN button again. SCAN button, the mode changes from file scan, folder scan, disc scan, then to normal playing. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 202

    If you do not remove the disc from the changer within 10 seconds, the disc will reload into the slot. Then the system returns to the previous mode (AM, FM, or XM). 2008 MDX...

  • Page 203

    Insert a different disc. If the new disc plays, there is a problem with the first disc. If the error message cycle repeats and you cannot clear it, take your vehicle to a dealer. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 204

    (ENTER) to go to that selection. Voice Control System The audio system can also be operated by voice control. See the Navi section in your quick start guide for an overview of this system, and the navigation system manual for complete details. SELECTOR 2008 MDX...

  • Page 205

    PRESET BUTTONS BUTTON AUTO SCAN SELECT SCAN BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON SEEK SEEK AM/FM BUTTONS AM/FM BUTTONS BUTTON BUTTON TUNE KNOB POWER/ TUNE KNOB POWER/ PRESET VOLUME VOLUME BUTTONS KNOB KNOB AUDIO BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL INTERFACE DIAL 2008 MDX...

  • Page 206

    TUNE. button. Adjust the volume by turning Then press ENTER on the selector, the power/volume knob. and turn the knob to the desired frequency. To exit the TUNE mode, press ENTER on the selector. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 207

    The SCAN function press the scan button again, or push samples all stations with strong the interface selector to the right signals on the selected band. To again. activate it, press the SCAN button, then release it. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 208

    A.SEL, then press ENTER on the set. total of six stations on AM and interface selector. You will see twelve stations on FM. AUTO SEL on the screen, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 209: Am/fm Radio Reception

    You may temporarily hear both display a frequency of 100.9 even the station’s signal. stations, or hear only the station you though the announcer may identify are close to. the station as ‘‘FM101.’’ 2008 MDX...

  • Page 210

    This is because of a change in conditions. a main cause of poor radio reception in city driving. Electrical interference from passing vehicles and stationary sources can cause temporary reception problems. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 211

    SOUND. Then press ENTER on the You can also adjust the sound by selector. pushing the SOUND button repeatedly. Each mode is shown in the audio display as it changes. Turn the TUNE knob to adjust the setting to your liking. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 212

    ENTER on the interface selector. 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. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 213

    ENTER on the interface selector. If you feel the sound is too loud, choose low. If you feel the sound is too quiet, choose high. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 214

    CATEGORY BUTTONS PRESET BUTTONS SCAN BUTTON BUTTON CATEGORY BUTTONS SCAN BUTTON TUNE TUNE KNOB POWER/ POWER/ KNOB VOLUME VOLUME KNOB KNOB DISPLAY/ DISPLAY/ MODE MODE PRESET BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON BUTTONS AUDIO BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL INTERFACE DIAL 2008 MDX...

  • Page 215

    ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Push the power/volume knob to turn on the audio system, and press the button. The last channel you listened to will show in the display. Adjust the volume by turning the power/volume knob. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 216

    In the category mode, you can only number, category, artist name, and select channels within that category. music title. On the screen, you will see the selected CHANNEL (number), CATEGORY, NAME (artist name), and TITLE (music title). 2008 MDX...

  • Page 217

    SCAN button to cancel. down, and push interface selector to the right. You will see SCAN on the screen and audio display. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 218

    Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the channel from the XM2 band. first six channels. To store a channel: Press the button or scroll up by pushing the interface selector up. Either XM1 or XM2 will be shown on the display. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 219

    Channels 0 and 1 time. should still work normally. A NTENNA There is a problem with the XM antenna. Please consult your dealer. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 220

    To help the south. compensate for this, ground-based repeaters are placed in major metropolitan areas. Satellite signals are more likely to be blocked by tall buildings and mountains the farther north you travel from the equator. SATELLITE GROUND REPEATER 2008 MDX...

  • Page 221

    If the radio reception. Radio at , or at service has not been activated after www.xmradio.com 1-800-852-9696. In Canada, contact 36 hours, contact XM Radio. XM Canada at , or at www.xmradio.ca 1-877-438-9677. You will need to give CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 222

    LOAD BUTTONS BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON POWER/ POWER/ EJECT FOLDER VOLUME VOLUME BUTTON KNOB KNOB KNOB DISPLAY/ FOLDER DISC BUTTON REPEAT MODE KNOB BUTTON PRESET BUTTON BUTTONS DISC BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL DISPLAY/MODE BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL 2008 MDX...

  • Page 223

    Theater Systems, Inc. have one of these marks. You cannot load and play 3-inch (8-cm) discs in this system. Do not use discs with adhesive labels. The label can curl up and cause the disc to jam in the unit. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 224

    Do not try to insert a disc until insert the disc into the slot. Insert ‘‘LOAD’’ appears. You could it only about halfway; the drive will damage the audio unit. pull it in the rest of the way. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 225

    ENTER on the interface selector. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 226

    Turn the the rest of the tracks the same way. the last disc, DISC SCAN is canceled, interface knob to select the desired and that disc continues to play. track, then press ENTER on the interface selector. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 227

    TRACK RANDOM (if already highlighted), and press highlight DISC REPEAT (if not not already highlighted), and press ENTER on the interface selector already highlighted), and press ENTER on the interface selector again. ENTER on the interface selector again. again. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 228

    Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz (MPEG1) switch, play will continue at the same point when you turn it back on. 16/22.05/24 kHz (MPEG2) Bit rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/ 112/128/160/192/224/256/320 kbps Compatible with variable bit rate and multi-session 2008 MDX...

  • Page 229

    MP3/WMA disc, press the AUDIO to play your selected file. button. The currently playing folder and file information comes on the screen. Turn the selector knob, highlight the folder you want to see the information within, and press ENTER. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 230

    When the system already highlighted), and press the interface selector again. samples the first file of all folders, ENTER on the interface selector folder scan is canceled, and the last again. file played comes back. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 231

    You can also eject discs when the button. ignition switch is off: To eject one disc, press and release the eject button. To eject all discs, press and hold the eject button. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 232: Disc Changer Error Messages

    Insert a different disc. If the new disc plays, there is a problem with the first disc. If the error message cycle repeats and you cannot clear it, take your vehicle to a dealer. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 233: Protecting Your Discs

    Do not use discs with adhesive labels. Never try to insert foreign objects in The label can curl up and cause the the disc changer. disc to jam in the unit. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 234

    Examples of these discs are shown With Label/ Using Printer Sealed With Plastic Bubbled/ Sticker Label Kit Ring Wrinkled to the right: Damaged discs Poor quality discs Chipped/ Warped Burrs Cracked 2008 MDX...

  • Page 235

    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. This audio unit cannot play a Dual- disc . Can Shape Arrow Shape 2008 MDX...

  • Page 236: Auxiliary Input Jack

    When a compatible audio unit is For more information, see page connected to the jack, press the AUX button to select it. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 237: Remote Audio Controls

    ( ) to go back to the previous station. 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 1 second. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 238

    Press it again to return to the category you are listening to, press previous chapter. the top ( ) of the button for 1 second. Press the bottom ( ) for 1 second to go back to the previous channel. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 239: Radio Theft Protection

    10 attempts, you must then leave the system on for 1 If you lose the card, you must obtain hour before trying again. the code number from your dealer. To do this, you will need the audio system’s serial number. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 240: Setting The Clock And Calendar

    To set the clock and the calendar: above. Press and hold the SET button until the clock display begins to Select the desired mode by blink. pressing the SET button, then press either button to change the setting. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 241: Rear Entertainment System

    If that source has they will always play the source that been removed (the DVD has been the front system is set to. ejected from the player, for example), CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 242

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Entertainment System U.S. Entertainment Package and Canadian Elite Package models Overhead Screen Unit REAR PWR BUTTON REAR CTRL OFF BUTTON FRONT SOURCE BUTTON REAR SOURCE BUTTON 2008 MDX...

  • Page 243

    To close 6 DISC button. If a disc is loaded in the screen, pivot it up until it latches. the lower player, select the DVD button. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 244

    DVD does not start playing automatically. PAUSE Press the DVD ( button to pause the DVD. Press the button again or press PLAY to resume. Pause works only with the DVD player. EJECT BUTTON PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON 2008 MDX...

  • Page 245

    Press and release panel cannot be turned on. button to skip backward to the beginning of the current track. Press and release it again to skip to the beginning of the previous track or chapter. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 246

    (in CATEGORY mode) or up/down those of the front audio system. for all channels (in CH mode). Use the , or button to highlight CATE (to change categories), CHAN (to change channels), MODE (to 2008 MDX...

  • Page 247

    To change mode, press and hold the screen. You can enter the DISP MODE button for 5 seconds. highlighted function by pressing the ENT button. These functions have the same features as those of the front audio system. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 248

    Press the button to skip to the move backward. Release the button beginning of the next chapter. Press when the system reaches the point button to return to the you want. beginning of the current chapter. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 249

    If you do not press the DISP button, icon and press the ENT button. To the screen returns to the DVD video return to the DVD video screen, screen after several seconds. select EXIT. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 250

    A submenu of the dubbed language appears. You can select another language by pressing the button. The sound characteristics (Dolby Digital, LPCM, MPEG Audio, dts) recorded with the selected language is also displayed next to the language. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 251

    To change the DVD’s subtitle, highlight ‘‘Subtitle’’ from the play mode menu with the button and press the ENT button. You can see the available subtitles with the button. Press the ENT button when your desired subtitle is highlighted. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 252

    ENT button. You can see message appears. To select the available angle options with the ‘‘Chapter’’ or ‘‘Title’’ search, press button. Press the ENT the ENT button. button when your desired subtitle is highlighted. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 253

    When you highlight, ‘‘NumInput’’ and press the ENT button, then with the button, the select and enter the new number. ‘‘Jump to keypad’’ message appears. Press the ENT button to go to the NumInput selection screen. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 254

    The menu options are DISP ADUSTMENT, ASPECT RATIO, and PERSONAL SURROUND. 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. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 255

    ENT button. button. You will see the message finished with your adjustment, ‘‘Default display settings applied’’ on cursor back to the top of the setup the display for 5 seconds. menu, or press the RETURN button to exit. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 256

    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. Select the desired setting by pressing the button, then press the ENT button. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 257

    SURROUND’’ logo is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen. To change the Personal Surround setting, highlight ‘‘PERSONAL SURROUND’’ from the setup menu with the button and press the ENT button. The effect selection appears. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 258

    Language’’ by pressing the SETTINGS’’ menu is displayed. button. To return to the stop or prestop There are two selectable menus: screen, select ‘‘Exit’’ using the ‘‘Language’’ and ‘‘Others.’’ button, and then press the ENT, or the SETUP button. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 259

    ‘‘Language’’ Select ‘‘other,’’ and press the ENT menu. The selectable languages are, button. The display changes as English, French, Spanish, German, shown in the next column. Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Japanese or others. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 260

    ‘‘Language’’ used to set the menu language. automatically moves to ‘‘ENT’’ on the menu screen. display. Press the ENT button on the control panel to enter the new language code. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 261

    ‘‘INITIAL SETTINGS’’ screen, Select ‘‘Subtitle Language’’ by the above menu appears on the pressing the button. You will screen. see the submenu next to the ‘‘Subtitle Language.’’ Follow the same instructions you used to set the menu language. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 262

    ‘‘ON’’ with the shown above. button. You can set the system to display or To turn ‘‘Dynamic Range’’ on or off, not display this angle mark. select ‘‘ON’’ or ‘‘OFF’’ by pressing button. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 263

    ENT button. Repeat this until all four digits are filled. When you enter the fourth number, the cursor automatically moves to ‘‘ENT’’ on the display. Press the ENT button on the control panel. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 264

    Repeat the control level. parental control level steps until you enter the correct password. Once you correctly enter the password, press the button to change the level, and then press the ENT button to enter your selection. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 265

    If you select ‘‘No,’’ and press the automatically moves to ‘‘ENT’’ on the ENT button, the display returns to display. Press the ENT button on the the ‘‘Others’’ menu. control panel. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 266

    The control panel will The message ‘‘Default password swing down partway. Pivot it down setting applied’’ is displayed for further past the detent until it 5 seconds. detaches from the hinge. To reinstall it, reverse the procedure. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 267

    Operation is subject to the following two dealer replace the batteries as soon conditions: (1) this device may not cause as possible. interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause Battery type: BR3032 undesired operation of the device. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 268

    The DVD player in your rear only unless otherwise authorized by entertainment system can play Macrovision. DVDs and CDs bearing the above marks on their packages or jackets. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 269

    Insert a different disc. If the new control level control level (see page disc plays, there is a problem with the first disc. If the error message cycle repeats and you cannot clear it, take your vehicle to a dealer. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 270

    When using the headphones, and regulations. make sure you wear them correctly: L (left) and R (right) are marked on the sides of the frame. Wearing the headphones backwards may affect audio reception, limiting the sound quality and range. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 271

    Pull back edge to lock it in place. the cover outward, and pivot it out of the way. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 272

    Each connector has its Some video game power supplies own volume control. may cause poor picture quality. V = Video jack L = Left audio jack R = Right audio jack 2008 MDX...

  • Page 273: Security System

    The security system indicator on the instrument panel starts blinking immediately to show you the system is setting itself. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 274: Cruise Control

    MAIN indicator on the instrument highways in good weather. panel comes on. 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). 2008 MDX...

  • Page 275

    CONTROL indicator on the ACCEL button. Each time you do instrument panel will go out. this, your vehicle will speed up When the vehicle slows to the about 1 mph (1.6 km/h). desired speed, press the SET/ DECEL button. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 276

    CANCEL BUTTON the previous cruising speed. You can cancel cruise control in any of these ways: Tap the brake pedal. Push the CANCEL button on the steering wheel. Push the CRUISE button on the steering wheel. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 277

    At this point, compass seems to be continually pressing SET button will exit Drive the vehicle slowly in two showing the wrong direction and is calibration mode. complete circles. not self-calibrating, do the following. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 278

    ‘‘ZON ? N.’’ normal. (Clock adjustment mode will be started after the first two seconds.) Press the button. ‘‘ZOY ? Y’’ will be displayed. Press the SET button. The zone the compass is currently in will be displayed. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 279

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Compass Zone Map 2008 MDX...

  • Page 280: Homelink Universal Transceiver

    Important Safety Precautions Release the buttons, then proceed to closing, increasing the risk of injury. Refer to the safety information that step 1. Do not use HomeLink with any came with your garage door opener 2008 MDX...

  • Page 281

    4. have a rolling code transmitter: Press and hold the remote go to ‘‘Training with a Rolling Code System’’ (see page transmitter button and one of the HomeLink buttons at the same time. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 282

    HomeLink to the garage door opener unit until the garage door opener so it sends and indicator next to the button comes receives the correct codes. on. The indicator may blink, or come on and stay on. You then 2008 MDX...

  • Page 283

    If a rolling code transmitter was trademark of Johnson Controls, Inc. undesired operation of the device. previously programmed, the indicator will flash rapidly for 2 seconds, and then stay on for about 23 seconds. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 284: Bluetooth Handsfreelink

    Here are the main features of the along with the Hands Free Profile. HFL. Instructions for using the HFL This type of phone is available begin on page through many phone makers and cellular carriers. You can also find an approved phone by visiting 2008 MDX...

  • Page 285

    HFL. or the steering wheel volume controls. The HFL buttons are used as follows: HFL Talk: This button is used before you give a command, to answer incoming calls, and to confirm system information. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 286

    HFL Back: This button is used to screen: number of the incoming call. end a call, go back to the previous voice control command, and to Some phones do not send this cancel an operation. information to the HFL. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 287

    Help do not blow against the prompt. microphone on the ceiling. After pressing the Talk button, wait for the beep, then give a voice command. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 288

    To skip a voice prompt, press the say, ‘‘Cancel.’’ The next time you Talk button while the HFL is press the Talk button, the HFL speaking. The HFL will then begin begins from its main menu. listening for your next command. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 289

    Would you like this message will be displayed. security option turned on?’’ If you say ‘‘Yes,’’ you can set your passcode. Refer to the setting procedure in the next column. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 290

    The HFL will prompt you for your correct?’’ passcode each time the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position and you press the Talk button. You will only be asked for the passcode once per ignition 2008 MDX...

  • Page 291

    Press and release the Talk button. before pairing a new phone. After the beep, say the four-digit code you want to use. For example, say ‘‘1, 2, 3, 4.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘1, 2, 3, 4. Is this correct?’’ CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 292

    ‘‘A new phone has been found. or more times. Returning to the main menu.’’ What would you like to name this phone?’’ To rename a paired phone, do this: Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’ 2008 MDX...

  • Page 293

    After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The been read, the HFL response is HFL response is ‘‘Preparing to ‘‘The entire list has been read. delete Eric’s phone.’’ Say ‘‘OK’’ to Returning to the main menu.’’ continue. Otherwise, say ‘‘Go back,’’ or ‘‘Cancel.’’ CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 294

    ‘‘Call’’ or ‘‘Dial.’’ The HFL change the volume, use the audio response is, ‘‘What name or system volume knob, or the number would you like to call/ steering wheel volume controls. dial?’’ To end the call, press the Back button. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 295

    To change the volume, use the audio To send a pound ( ), say NOTE: system volume knob, or the ‘‘pound.’’ To send a star (*), say ‘‘star.’’ steering wheel volume controls. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 296

    HFL. After the beep, say ‘‘Send.’’ The original call. If you want to hang up dial tones will be sent, and the call the original call and answer the new will continue. call, press the Back button. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 297

    Press and release the Talk button. HFL response is ‘‘Eric (or account After the beep, say ‘‘Store.’’ The number) has been stored. HFL response is, ‘‘What name Returning to the main menu.’’ would you like to store?’’ CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 298

    Returning to the number for Eric. For example, say say ‘‘Eric.’’ The HFL response is main menu.’’ ‘‘987 654 3219.’’ The HFL response ‘‘Would you like to delete Eric?’’ is, ‘‘987 654 3219.’’ Say ‘‘Enter.’’ or continue to add numbers. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 299

    To change the Talk button. After the beep, say the mobile number? To discard volume, use the audio system ‘‘Phonebook.’’ The HFL response this number, say ‘Discard.’ ’’ volume knob, or the steering is, ‘‘Phonebook options are store, CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 300

    ‘‘Returning to the main menu.’’ and release the Talk button. After the mobile number? To discard the beep, say ‘‘No.’’ The HFL this number, say ‘Discard.’ ’’ response is ‘‘Returning to the main menu.’’ 2008 MDX...

  • Page 301

    (888) 9-ACURA-9. You can see your phone’s owner’s manual for If any phonebook is not stored and information. your phone is not linked to the HFL, Cellular Phonebook is grayed out. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 302

    HFL. When you link your phone to the HFL and select this option, the system will automatically delete the phonebook of the linked phone from the HFL (see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 303

    The display will change as shown phonebook. You cannot access a PIN person’s names, with the closest above. protected phonebook if you do not match to the name you entered at use the correct PIN number. the top of the list. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 304

    The following category icons will appear: After selecting a person, the system will display a list of the person’s phone numbers. Preference Select the desired number from the list to make a call. Home Voice Other Mobile 2008 MDX...

  • Page 305

    Enter the PIN number to access the Select the desired number from the above. phonebook. You cannot access a PIN list to store it in the HFL. protected phonebook if you do not use the correct PIN number. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 306

    Select ‘‘PIN Number’’ from the already have a PIN icon. The ‘‘The imported phonebook has been ‘‘Select an Option’’ screen. The display will change as shown deleted.’’ will appear. Select ‘‘OK’’ to display will change as shown above. above. complete the deletion. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 307

    Enter the 4-digit PIN number. You Select the phonebook that you Enter your current PIN number. will be asked to re-enter the PIN to wish to change the PIN number verify. for. The display will change as shown above. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 308

    PIN to verify. HFL response is, ‘‘This process will clear all paired phones, clear all entries in the phonebook, clear the passcode, and restore the defaults in the system setup. Is this what you would like to do?’’ 2008 MDX...

  • Page 309

    ‘‘Pour que le système English mode will not be identifie les téléphones qui ont été accessible in French mode. Would jumelés dans une autre langue, les you like to continue? ’’ noms des téléphones doivent être ré- enregistrés.’’ CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 310

    English name tags, the HFL en mode Anglais. Voulez-vous response is ‘‘The language has contnuez?’’ been changed. For the system to identify phones that were paired while in another language, the phone names need to be re- recorded.’’ 2008 MDX...

  • Page 311

    This device complies with Industry while using AcuraLink. 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. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 312

    The knob turns left and right. Use it Maintenance information to keep to make selections or adjustments to your vehicle in top condition. a list or menu on the screen. Diagnostic information to provide information about any problems with your vehicle. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 313

    Press the INFO button. The Select the message you want to read information screen will be shown. by pressing ENTER. To open a message: Press ENTER on the interface selector, then select New Message from the navigation system map menu. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 314

    ENTER. choose one of several options. If an receive messages. This can take option is not available for a message, several days to process. that button will not be highlighted. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 315

    If you do not have internet the vehicle’s HandsFreeLink system, access, call Acura Client Services at powered on, and located within the (800) 382-2238; they can set your vehicle (see page message preferences for you. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 316

    Use the interface knob to scroll up or down to the message title you want to delete, and select it by pressing ENTER on the interface selector. Scroll to Delete with the interface knob, and select it by pressing ENTER on the interface selector. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 317

    Quick Start Guide. They provide understand the features of your you with relevant information for a vehicle. safe and enjoyable ownership experience. For additional information, call Acura Client Services directly through the HFL. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 318

    AcuraLink. You message. These messages tell you can then use the message options to the exact maintenance needed, call your dealer for an appointment helping you to avoid unnecessary or to find the nearest dealer. maintenance costs. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 319

    Check Later option. If you want the information now, select the Check Now option. (If the navigation screen is not active, you must select OK from the navigation disclaimer screen before you can check the CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 320

    Scheduling Service, you can be reminded in advance about that appointment through AcuraLink. If you need to reschedule, you can call your dealer directly with the HFL. The timing of your reminder is based on your reminder preference established on Owner Link. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 321

    Select ON to have broadcast message from Acura. the system automatically read each message to you. Select OFF to manually select the Voice button when you want a message read to you. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 322

    For the Phone Data NOTE: Connection button to be active, you need a Bluetooth compatible and enabled cellphone paired to the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL). To complete the data connection setup, the paired phone must have a compatible data service. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 323

    Check Now button and will automatically connect to the Acura server. This setting only applies when you have a Bluetooth enabled phone that is paired with the HFL and you have completed the Phone-Data Connection setup. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 324: Rearview Camera And Monitor

    (II) position, the rear view is shown on the navigation system screen. 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. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 325: Before Driving

    Hood ........you. If you plan to add any Oil Check ........accessories to your vehicle, please Engine Coolant Check ..... read the information in this section Fuel Economy ....... first. Accessories and Modifications . Carrying Cargo ......2008 MDX...

  • Page 326

    For further important fuel-related when the brakes are replaced. recommend, in areas where it is information, please refer to your available, the use of gasoline that Quick Start Guide does NOT contain manganese-based fuel additives such as MMT. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 327

    Wipe up spills immediately. see page Stop filling the tank after the fuel nozzle automatically clicks off. Do not try to ‘‘top off’’ the tank. Leave some room for the fuel to expand with temperature changes. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 328

    Turn the engine off, and page confirm the fuel fill cap is installed. If it is, loosen it, then retighten it until it clicks at least once. The message should go off after several days of normal driving once you tighten or 2008 MDX...

  • Page 329

    Push this handle up until it releases the hood. 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. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 330

    Adding Engine Oil on page coolant. Owner sMaintenance Insert the dipstick all the way back Refer to Checks into its hole. on page for information about checking other items on your vehicle. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 331: Fuel Economy

    (Canada: Visit fueleconomy.gov www. traffic. A range of miles per gallon vehicles.gc.ca 2008 MDX...

  • Page 332

    Drive Efficiently fuel economy. Always maintain your vehicle according to the maintenance Drive moderately Rapid messages displayed on the acceleration, abrupt cornering, Owner s information display (see and hard braking increase fuel Maintenance Checks on page consumption. For example: 2008 MDX...

  • Page 333

    Reset trip counter to zero. fuel gauge readings are NOT Record the total gallons (liters) needed to refill. accurate measures of fuel economy. Follow one of the simple calculations above. Fuel economy may improve over the first several thousand miles. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 334: Accessories And Modifications

    Before installing any electronic tire pressure monitoring system. accessory, have the installer contact your dealer for assistance. If possible, have your dealer If possible, have your dealer inspect the final installation. inspect the final installation. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 335

    Raising your vehicle with a non- Acura suspension kit can affect the handling and stability. Non-Acura wheels, because they are a universal design, can cause excessive stress on suspension components and will not be compatible with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). 2008 MDX...

  • Page 336: Carrying Cargo

    However, carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe. Before carrying any type of cargo, be sure to read the following pages. STORAGE COMPARTMENT SEAT-BACK POCKETS CARGO AREA 2008 MDX...

  • Page 337

    Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available Subtract the combined weight of cargo and luggage load capacity of the driver and passengers from your vehicle. XXX kg or XXX lbs. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 338

    Example 2 Max Load (1,158 lbs) Passenger Weight Cargo Weight (150 lbs x 4 = 600 lbs) (558 lbs) Example 3 Max Load (1,158 lbs) Passenger Weight Cargo Weight (150 lbs x 5 = 750 lbs) (408 lbs) 2008 MDX...

  • Page 339

    Keep the glove box closed while driving. If it is open, a passenger could injure their knees during a crash or sudden stop. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 340

    They are designed to hold light folded down. designed to hold up to 50 lbs (23 kg) items. Heavy objects may damage of weight. the hook. Make sure any items put on each hook weigh less than 6.5 lbs (3 kg). 2008 MDX...

  • Page 341

    Braking System ......tow a trailer or drive off-high way. Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) ....Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System ........Active Damper System ....Towing a Trailer ......Trailer Stability Assist ....Off-Highway Driving Guidelines ........2008 MDX...

  • Page 342

    To prevent rollovers or loss of control: carrying are stored properly or fastened down securely. Take corners at slower speeds than you would with a passenger Check the seat adjustment (see vehicle. page Avoid sharp turns and abrupt maneuvers whenever possible. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 343

    START (III) position, then more inf ormation, see page release the ignition switch. You do not need to hold the ignition switch in the START (III) position to start the engine. Depending on the outside temperature, the CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 344: Starting The Engine

    Also, the thinner air f ound at turned to the ON (II) position. You altitudes above 8,000 f eet (2,400 will also see this message when the meters) adds to this problem. auto control mode of the starting system has a problem. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 345: Automatic Transmission

    You cannot shift out of Park and the illuminated number under multi-information display (see page when the ignition switch is in the the charging system indicator shows LOCK (0) or ACCESSORY (I) you the gear you have selected. position. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 346

    Press on the brake pedal when you are moving If you have done all of the above and the shift lever from neutral to still cannot move the lever out of another gear. Shift Lock Release Park, see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 347

    ‘‘D’’ to ‘‘M’’ position, the display lever, the transmission shifts to a shows the selected gear. higher gear. Pull back on the lever to downshift. The number of the gear selected is displayed on the instrument panel. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 348

    38 mph downshifts, and the display shows (60 km/h) the selected lower gear. Driving uphill To shift from Speed range under 34 mph (55 km/h) under 47 mph (75 km/h) 2008 MDX...

  • Page 349

    (31 km/h) The transmission will not over 37 mph automatically downshift to first gear (60 km/h) even when the vehicle speed is under 10 mph (16 km/h). You need to shift down to first gear manually. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 350

    Before downshifting, make sure the automatically downshift by pushing engine will not go into the the accelerator pedal to the floor. tachometer’s red zone. The transmission will shift down one, two, or three gears, depending on your speed. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 351

    Push down on the key while you the edge of the cover and remove press the release button on the it from the slot. front of the shift lever and move the shift lever out of Park to neutral. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 352

    ® monitor on the multi-information distribution. display shows you the amount of torque being sent to the wheels. Each wheel: right front (RF), left front (LF), right rear (RR), and left rear (LR), has its own torque indicator. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 353

    Park, and let the engine with the SH-AWD system. ® idle until the indicator goes out. If the indicator does not go out, take your vehicle to a dealer to have it 2008 MDX...

  • Page 354

    Check the indicator on the instrument panel to verify that the security system is set. Make sure the parking brake is fully released before driving away. Driving with the parking brake partially set can overheat or damage the rear brakes. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 355

    Because tire pressure varies by inflating the tires to the specified temperature and other conditions, values, have your dealer check the the low tire pressure/TPMS system as soon as possible. indicator may come on unexpectedly. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 356

    You will see the above display on the flashing after approximately 1 multi-information display when all minute, then stays on. You will also tire pressures are normal. see a ‘‘CHECK TPMS SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 357

    If this happens, you will see which tire is losing pressure on the multi- information display along with a ‘‘CHECK TIRE PRESSURE’’ message. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 358

    When you continue driving after display. installing the spare tire, you will also Also, the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator begins to flash, then stays see this message on the multi- information display. on (see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 359

    Replace the pressure sensor mounted inside the indicated flat tire with the compact tire behind the valve stem. You must spare tire (see page use TPMS specific wheels. It is recommended that you always have CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 360

    (1) this device may not cause addition, fuel economy can be reduced. It also keeps your brake interference, and (2) this device must lights on all the time, confusing accept any interference that may cause drivers behind you. undesired operation of the device. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 361

    If you do not have brake pedal. This is sometimes the brake pads replaced, they will referred to as ‘‘stomp and steer.’’ screech all the time. It is normal for the brakes to occasionally squeal or squeak when you apply them. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 362: Anti-lock Brakes (abs)

    A vehicle with ABS may require a longer distance to stop on loose or uneven surfaces, such as gravel or snow, than a vehicle without anti- lock. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 363: Vehicle Stability Assist (vsa) System

    It is soon as possible. still your responsibility to drive and corner at reasonable speeds and to leave a sufficient margin of safety. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 364

    When VSA is off, the VSA activation your vehicle with the VSA and indicator comes on as a reminder. traction control systems switched off. With the VSA off, the trailer stability assist function is also turned off (see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 365

    CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 366

    ON, and the message ‘‘COMFORT’’ and the message ‘‘SPORT’’ will will appear on the multi-information appear on the multi-information display for five seconds. display for five seconds. You will also see the ‘‘CHECK ADS SYSTEM’’ message appears on the multi-information display. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 367

    Driving Guidelines section on page if you plan to tow off paved surfaces. Your vehicle is equipped with a trailer stability assist to help stabilize the vehicle/trailer combination by reducing the vehicle speed. For more information, see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 368: Towing A Trailer

    It can reduces front-tire traction and GCWR must be reduced 2 percent also damage the engine and steering control. Too little tongue for every 1,000 feet (305 meters) of drivetrain. load can make the trailer unstable elevation. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 369

    1 1/2’’ 450 lbs (205 kg) limit for your conditions. If the difference is more than 1 ½ inch, you have too much load on the tongue. Redistribute the load or remove cargo as needed. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 370

    Never exceed the gross axle weight ratings (see page Recommended tongue load should be 5 15% of the total trailer weight for boat trailers, and 8 15% of the total trailer weight for all other trailers. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 371

    Check the front gross axle weight. directly, you can calculate the rear Limit: 2,888 lbs (1,310 kg) gross axle weight by subtracting the weight in step 1 from the weight in step 2. Limit: 3,064 lbs (1,390 kg) CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 372

    7. and make sure all equipment is Limit: See page properly installed, maintained, and also meets state, federal, province, Recommended: see page Range: 5-10% for boat trailers and local regulations. 8-15% for other trailers 2008 MDX...

  • Page 373

    See your trailer manufacturer for more information on installing electric brakes. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 374

    Trailer Mirrors Many states and provinces require special exterior mirrors when towing a trailer. Even if they don’t, you should install special mirrors if you cannot clearly see behind you, or if the trailer creates a blind spot. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 375

    This harness has been designed for your vehicle. Your vehicle is equipped with a connector to install an optional trailer lighting connector that mates with your vehicle. You can get this optional connector from your dealer. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 376

    All weights and loads are within limits. The hitch, safety chains, and any other attachments are secure. All items on and in the trailer are properly secured and cannot shift while you drive. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 377

    Allow more time and distance for 31 mph braking. Do not brake or turn 50 km/h) suddenly as this could cause the trailer to jackknife or turn over. 41 mph 65 km/h) over 41 mph (over 65 km/h) CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 378

    Follow all normal precautions when takes longer to slow down and parking, including putting the stop when towing a trailer. transmission in Park and firmly setting the parking brake. Also, place wheel chocks at each of the trailer’s tires. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 379: Trailer Stability Assist

    VSA center of gravity. These conditions can make the hydraulic system. trailer unstable, and cause it to sway. Always obey the recommended speed limits for towing a trailer, see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 380

    ‘‘CHECK TRAILER STABILITY ASSIST’’ message appears on the multi-information display. If you see this message, have your vehicle checked at your dealer as soon as possible. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 381

    Be sure to pay extra limits. attention to the precautions and tips in this section, and get acquainted with your vehicle before leaving the pavement. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 382

    The water can also damage hazardous if you fail to recognize obstacle, or allowing a wheel to drop important vehicle components. limits and take the proper into a deep hole can cause your precautions. vehicle to tip or roll over. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 383

    ‘‘pump’’ them while driving slowly the strap is tight, the recovery Slow down if you encounter bumps until they operate normally. vehicle should apply force. or other obstacles. Remember that the recovery vehicle needs good traction to avoid 2008 MDX...

  • Page 384

    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 MDX...

  • Page 385

    Cleaning the Seat Belts ....to purchase the service manual. See Floor Mats ........page for information on how to Wiper Blades ......... obtain a copy, or see your dealer. Tires ..........Checking the Battery ....Vehicle Storage ......2008 MDX...

  • Page 386: Maintenance Safety

    Only you can decide whether or not you Burns from hot parts. Let the should perform a given task. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 387: Maintenance Minder

    ON (II) position. Make sure the display shows blank, SH-AWD and tire ® pressure, and then press the SEL/ RESET button on the steering wheel repeatedly until the engine oil life appears (see page CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 388

    Refer to page for a complete list indicated maintenance performed as calculated engine oil life is 1 5 of the maintenance main items and soon as possible. percent (see page sub items. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 389

    This message is displayed when the multi-information display when the total mileage is less than 10 miles calculated engine oil life is 0 1 %. (for U.S. models) or 10 km (for Canadian models) after the engine oil life became 0%. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 390

    ‘‘SERVICE PAST DUE’’ message, total negative mileage after the oil the total mileage after the remaining life became 0 %, will be displayed on oil life became 0%, and the the lower part of the multi- maintenance item code(s). information display. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 391

    ® tire pressure. disappear, and the engine oil life will reset to ‘‘100.’’ If you want to Press and hold the SEL/RESET cancel the oil life reset mode, button on the steering wheel for select ‘‘CANCEL.’’ 2008 MDX...

  • Page 392

    Keep all receipts have an accurate record of when as proof of completion, and have the maintenance is needed. person who does the work fill out your Maintenance Journal or Canadian Maintenance Log. Check your warranty booklet for more information. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 393

    See page Multi-Information Display. Brakes Check the fluid level monthly. See page Tires Check the tire pressure monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects. See page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 394

    Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 if they are noisy. differential fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance Minder. 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). 2008 MDX...

  • Page 395: Fluid Locations

    Table Of Contents Fluid Locations BRAKE FLUID (Black cap) POWER STEERING FLUID (Red cap) ENGINE COOLANT RESERVOIR ENGINE OIL FILL CAP WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK FLUID DIPSTICK (Orange loop) (Yellow loop) RADIATOR CAP 2008 MDX...

  • Page 396: Engine Compartment Cover

    You may need to remove the HOLDING CLIP cover when you perform some simple maintenance work. Cover is secured by holding clips. To remove the front bulkhead cover, remove the holding clips with a flat- tip screwdriver. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 397: Adding Engine Oil

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

  • Page 398

    Drain the oil this maintenance done by a skilled into an appropriate container. mechanic. Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature, then shut it off. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 399: Changing The Engine Oil And Filter

    Put it in a sealed new oil filter. container, and take it to a recycling center. Do not discard it in a trash bin or dump it on the ground. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 400: Engine Coolant

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

  • Page 401

    Make sure the engine and radiator Remove the radiator cap by are cool. pushing down and turning counterclockwise. Remove the radiator cap cover. Relieve any pressure in the cooling system by turning the radiator cap counterclockwise, without pressing down. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 402

    This will help to Do not add any rust inhibitors or condition the blade edges. other additives to your vehicle’s cooling system. They may not be compatible with the coolant or engine components. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 403: Automatic Transmission Fluid

    2. with a clean cloth. shown in the illustration. Remove the dipstick and check the fluid level. It should be between the upper and lower marks. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 404

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

  • Page 405: Brake Fluid

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

  • Page 406

    UPPER LEVEL replacement, but have the power maintenance minder schedule. steering system flushed and refilled with Honda PSF as soon as possible. Replace the timing belt every 60,000 miles (U.S.) or every 100,000 km A low power steering fluid level can (Canada) if you regularly drive your indicate a leak in the system.

  • Page 407

    Remove the bulb by turning it headlight bulb yourself. If a low Remove the front bulkhead cover about one-quarter turn beam headlight bulb fails, take the (see page counterclockwise. vehicle to your dealer to have it replaced. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 408

    Turn it Remove the socket by turning it clockwise to lock it in place. one-quarter turn counterclockwise. Turn on the lights to make sure Pull the bulb straight out of its the new bulb is working. socket. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 409

    Remove the bolt and use the flat- SOCKET Oil, perspiration, or a scratch on the tip screwdriver to remove the glass can cause the bulb to overheat holding clips located under the and shatter. front bumper. Push down the inner fender. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 410

    Remove the bulb from the fog light assembly by turning it one- Determine which of the two bulbs quarter turn counterclockwise. is burned out: turn signal/hazard lights or side marker light. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 411

    Remove the socket by turning it the edge of the light assembly one-quarter turn counterclockwise. cover. Remove the cover by carefully prying in the notch on its Pull the bulb straight out of its middle edge with a flat-tip socket. screwdriver. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 412

    Remove the socket by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise. Pull the bulb straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 413

    If your seat belts get dirty, use a soft less than usual. brush with a mixture of mild soap and warm water to clean them. Do not use bleach, dye, or cleaning solvents. Let the belts air-dry before you use the vehicle. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 414: Floor Mats

    If you remove a floor mat, make sure to re-anchor it when you put it back in your vehicle. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 415: Wiper Blades

    When replacing a wiper blade, make sure not to drop the wiper blade or Do not open the hood when the wiper wiper arm down on the windshield. arms are raised, or you will damage the hood and the wiper arms. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 416

    Pull firmly until the tabs reinforcement along the back come out of the holder. edge, remove the metal reinforcement strips from the old wiper blade, and install them in the slots along the edge of the new blade. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 417

    Raise the wiper arm off the rear reinforcement along the back window. edge, remove the metal reinforcement strips from the old wiper blade, and install them in the slots along the edge of the new blade. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 418

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Wiper Blades Slide the new blade into the wiper arm. Make sure it is engaged in the slot along its full length. Lower the wiper arm. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 419

    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 CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 420

    The tire will be For convenience, the recommended tire sizes and cold tire pressures are underinflated. on a label on the driver’s doorjamb. For additional information about your tires, see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 421

    You should the sidewall of the tire and indicate replace the tire if you can see three the date of manufacture (See Tire or more tread wear indicators. Labeling on page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 422

    Improper wheel weights can damage rotated. If you purchase directional activate. your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use tires, rotate only front-to-back. only Acura wheel weights f or balancing. When the tires are rotated, make sure the air pressures are checked. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 423

    P255/55R18 104H may be lower than your original tires. See page for information about Check with the tire dealer for DOT Tire Quality Grading, and page maximum speed recommendations. for tire size and labeling information. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 424

    Make sure the chains are installed driving if they are hitting any part of tightly, and that they are not the vehicle. contacting the brake lines or suspension. Remove the chains as soon as you start driving on cleared roads. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 425: Checking The Battery

    If you need to connect the battery to frequency display. Use the preset a charger, disconnect both cables to buttons to enter the digit code (see prevent damaging your vehicle’s page electrical system. Always disconnect the negative ( ) cable first, and reconnect it last. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 426: Vehicle Storage

    Leave the parking brake off. Put To minimize sticking, apply a the transmission in Park. silicone spray lubricant to all door and tailgate seals. Also, apply a vehicle body wax to the painted surfaces that mate with the door and tailgate seals. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 427: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

    ..If not, you will also find instructions Brake System Indicator ....on getting your vehicle towed. Fuses ..........Fuse Locations ......Opening the Fuel Fill Door Manually ........Emergency Towing ...... If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck ..2008 MDX...

  • Page 428: Compact Spare Tire

    The spare tire is not surfaces. Use greater caution designed to be mounted on a regular while driving. wheel, and the spare wheel is not designed for mounting a regular tire. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 429: Changing A Flat Tire

    LOCK (0) position. Have all the loop to raise the cargo area non-slippery ground. Put the passengers get out of the vehicle floor. transmission in Park. Apply the while you change the tire. parking brake. Open the tailgate. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 430

    Remove the cover by remove the jack. Remove the plastic cover on the turning the knobs cargo area lining to access the counterclockwise, then pulling out shaft for the spare tire hoist. the cover. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 431

    Do not use any other tool. Put the wheel nut wrench on the hoist shaft. Turn the wrench counterclockwise to lower the spare tire to the ground. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 432

    Wipe the hub contacts the jacking point. Make carefully; it may be hot from sure the jacking point tab is Remove the wheel nuts, then driving. resting in the jack notch. remove the flat tire. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 433

    Tighten the wheel nuts securely in the same crisscross pattern. Have the wheel nut torque checked at the nearest automotive service facility. Tighten the wheel nuts to: 94 lbf·ft (127 N·m , 13 kgf·m) Remove the center cap from the flat tire. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 434

    Make sure the bracket is seated in the center hole of the flat tire. Turn the wheel nut wrench clockwise until the flat tire rests against the underbody of the vehicle and you hear the hoist click. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 435

    You will indicator in the instrument panel clicking sound, a series of clicks, or need a qualified technician to to blink rapidly (see page nothing at all. determine the problem. See Emergency Towing on page CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 436: If The Engine Won T Start, Jump Starting

    Turn off all the electrical acces- Towing on page sories: heater, A/C, climate You cannot start your vehicle by control, audio system, lights, etc. pushing or pulling it. Put the transmission in neutral or Park, and set the parking brake. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 437: Jump Starting

    Connect the the engine. disconnected. Otherwise, you may other end to the positive ( ) cause an electrical short. terminal on the booster battery. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 438: If The Engine Overheats

    Driving with the temperature gauge down almost immediately. If it pointer at the red mark can cause does, wait until the temperature serious damage to the engine. gauge comes down to the midpoint, then continue driving. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 439

    If it has ture gauge, or lower, before check- gone down, add coolant to the ing the radiator. MAX mark. Put the cap back on tightly. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 440

    Go to a service station or garage damage almost immediately. Turn of f before you can continue driving where you can get technical the engine as soon as you can saf ely get (see Emergency Towing on page assistance. the vehicle stopped. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 441: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    Refer to Emissions Testing Readiness Code more information (see page Your vehicle has certain ‘‘readiness codes’’ that are part of the on-board diagnostics for the emissions systems. In some states, part of the emissions testing is to make sure 2008 MDX...

  • Page 442: Brake System Indicator

    You will also see a ‘‘CHECK BRAKE vehicle inspected by your dealer You will also see a ‘‘LOW BRAKE SYSTEM’’ message on the multi- immediately. FLUID’’ message on the multi- information display (see page information display (see page 2008 MDX...

  • Page 443

    To remove the fuse box lid, put your passenger’s side. finger in the notch on the lid, pull it toward you, and take it out of its To open it, push the tabs as shown. hinges. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 444

    LOCK (0) position. Make sure the the under-hood fuse boxes by headlights and all other looking through the top at the wire accessories are off. inside. Removing these fuses requires a Phillips-head Remove the cover from the fuse screwdriver. box. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 445

    CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 446

    If the replacement fuse of the same rating blows in a short time, there is probably a serious electrical problem with your vehicle. Leave the blown fuse in that circuit, and have your vehicle checked by a qualified technician. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 447: Fuse Locations

    Headlights, Daytime 20 A ABS VSA Running Lights 20 A Trailer (Brake) 60 A Cooling Fan, Condenser Fan, 20 A Rear Heated Seat 20 A A/C Inverter MG Clutch, Headlight Washer 50 A Ignition Switch Main : Canadian model 2008 MDX...

  • Page 448

    Left Headlight High 10 A Rear ACC Socket : Canadian model 10 A Right Headlight High 20 A Power Tailgate Not Used 10 A Cargo Area Light 30 A SH-AWD ® 30 A Rear Defroster 40 A Power Tailgate 2008 MDX...

  • Page 449

    Not Used Driver’s Lumber Support Motor 7.5 A SH-AWD , Active Damper ® 10 A Control Unit Moonroof Auxiliary 20 A Front Heated Seats 7.5 A Gauges Amps. Circuits Protected 10 A Audio 7.5 A Starter DIAG 7.5 A 2008 MDX...

  • Page 450

    Towing with only two tires on the ground will damage parts of the all-wheel-drive system. Your vehicle should be transported on a f lat-bed truck or trailer. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 451: If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck

    Remove the cover, put cloth on the The cover is attached to the bumper edge of the cover and carefully pry with a tether. with a small flat-tip screwdriver or a metal fingernail file. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 452

    TOWING HOOK Front Rear TOWING HOOK Remove the towing hook and wheel nut wrench placed behind a cover under the cargo area. Screw the towing hook into the hole, and tighten it with the wheel nut wrench. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 453: Technical Information

    (U.S. Vehicles) ......includes information you should Tire Labeling ......... know about your vehicle’s tires and Tire Pressure Monitoring System emissions control systems. (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation ......Emissions Controls ....... Three Way Catalytic Converter . Emissions Testing ......2008 MDX...

  • Page 454: 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 2008 MDX...

  • Page 455

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Identification Numbers The engine number is stamped into ENGINE NUMBER the engine block. It is on the front. The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NUMBER 2008 MDX...

  • Page 456

    6.1 US qt (5.8 ) Seating Capacities reservoir vehicles Total Front Including the coolant in the reserve tank and that remaining in the Second engine Third Reserve tank capacity: 0.18 US gal (0.7 ) Excluding the oil remaining in the engine 2008 MDX...

  • Page 457: Specifications

    Capacity 12 V 65 AH/5 HR 12 V 76 AH/20 HR Tires Size Front/Rear P255/55R18 104H Spare T165/80D17 104M Pressure 32 psi (220 kPa , 2.2 kgf/cm ) Front/Rear Spare 60 psi (420 kPa , 4.2 kgf/cm ) 2008 MDX...

  • Page 458

    Treadwear 200 road characteristics and climate. cornering, hydroplaning, or peak Traction AA traction characteristics. Temperature A All passenger car tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition to these grades. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 459

    C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 460: Tire Labeling

    This indicates that the tire meets all requirements of Tire construction code (R the U.S. Department of indicates radial). Transportation. Rim diameter in inches. B97R Manufacturer’s Tire Size Tire Identification Number (TIN) identification mark. Maximum Tire Pressure Maximum Tire Load 2008 MDX...

  • Page 461

    Tire type code. 2202 Date of manufacture. Year Week Maximum Tire Pressure Max Press The maximum air pressure the tire can hold. Maximum Tire Load Max Load The maximum load the tire can carry at maximum air pressure. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 462

    TPMS low tire the proper pressure. pressure telltale. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 463

    TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 464: Emissions Controls

    This filled with activated carbon. While keeps gasses that build up in the driving, the fuel vapors are drawn engine’s crankcase from going into into the engine and burned off. the atmosphere. The positive 2008 MDX...

  • Page 465

    (PCM) to carbon dioxide (CO ), nitrogen uses various sensors to determine (N ), and water vapor. how much air is going into the engine. It then controls how much fuel to inject under all operating conditions. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 466: 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. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 467: Emissions Testing

    3/4). pedal, let the engine idle for 20 conditions. seconds. Make sure the vehicle has been parked with the engine off for 6 hours or more. Make sure the ambient temperature is between 40° and 95°F. CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 468

    If you cannot do this for a continuous 90 seconds because of traffic conditions, drive for at least 30 seconds, then repeat it two more times (for a total of 90 seconds). 2008 MDX...

  • Page 469

    Main Menu Warranty and Client Relations Client Service Information ..Warranty Coverages ....Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Vehicles) ......Authorized Manuals ..... 2008 MDX...

  • Page 470: Client Service Information

    Client Services Office. vehicle to you Bella International P.O. Box 190816 U.S. Owners: San Juan, PR 00919-0816 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Acura Client Services Tel: (787) 620-7546 Mail Stop 500-2N-7E 1919 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90501-2746 Tel: (800) 382-2238...

  • Page 471: Warranty Coverages

    Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty Warranty this warranty gives up replacement parts against defects in Please refer to the 2008 warranty to 100 % credit toward a replacement materials and workmanship. manual that came with your vehicle. battery. 2008 MDX...

  • Page 472

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

  • Page 473: Authorized Manuals

    31STX610 2008 Acura MDX Owner’s Manual 31STX810 2008 Acura MDX Navigation System Owner’s Manual 31STXM10 2008 Acura MDX Maintenance Journal 31STXQ10 2008 Acura MDX Quick Start Guide ACU-R Order Form for Previous Years Indicate Year and Model Desired 2008 MDX...

  • Page 474

    Main Menu 2008 MDX...

  • Page 475

    Belts, Seat ........8, Audio System ....180, 181, Beverage Holders ......Cancel Button ........ Auto Control Mode, Starting Booster Seats ........Capacities Chart ......Engine ........Brakes Automatic Climate Control ..Anti-lock System (ABS) ... CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 476

    Small Children ......Cup Holders ........Disc Care ........Tether .......... Customize Settings ......Disc Changer ......190, Where Should a Child Sit? ..Door/Window Setup ....Disc Changer Error Lighting Setup ......Messages ......199, 2008 MDX...

  • Page 477

    Oil, What Kind to Use ....Changing a Flat Tire ....Overheating ....... Windshield Washer ....Charging System Indicator ..Specifications ......Checking the Fuses ....Speed Limiter ......Driving with a Flat Tire ... Starting ........CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 478

    ......Transceiver ........ Tighten Fuel Cap ...... Hood, Opening the ....... Fuses, Checking the ..... Horn ..........Halogen Headlight Bulbs ..... HandsFreeLink ......HFL Buttons ......Gas Mileage, Improving ....Hazard Warning Flashers .... Identification Number, Vehicle . 2008 MDX...

  • Page 479

    Low Fuel ........Low Oil Pressure ....65, Low Tire Pressure ...... Malfunction Indicator Lamp . Jacking up the Vehicle ....Security System ......Jack, Tire ........Side Airbag Off ......Jump Starting ........ Seat Belt ........CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 480

    Memory, Driving Position ... Change, When to ...... Power Socket Locations ....Message Display ......Checking Engine ...... Power Windows ......Message Indicator ......Life, Engine ....... Pregnancy, Using Seat Belts ..Meters, Gauges ....... Pressure Indicator ....65, 2008 MDX...

  • Page 481

    Rear Lights, Bulb Replacement . Wearing a Lap/Shoulder Belt . Rear View Camera and Monitor . Rear View Mirror ......Rear Window Defogger ....Safety Belts ........8, Rear Window Wiper and Safety Defects, Reporting ..Washer ........CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 482

    Synthetic Oil ........Shifting the Automatic How Your Side Airbags Work . Transmission ......How Your Side Curtain Airbags Shift Lever Position Indicator ..Work ......... Shift Lock Release ......SRS Indicator ......33, Tachometer ........VIII 2008 MDX...

  • Page 483

    ) ........ Unleaded Gasoline ......® Tire, How to Change a Flat ..Towing Used Oil, How to Dispose of ..Tire Labeling ......... A Trailer ........Emergency Wrecker ....Equipment and Accessories ..Weight Limit ......CONTINUED 2008 MDX...

  • Page 484

    WARNING, Explanation of .... Washer ........Warning Labels, Location of ..Worn Tires ........Warranty Coverages ....Wrecker, Emergency Towing ..Washer, Windshield Checking the Fluid Level ..Level Indicator ......Operation ........XM Satellite Radio ....185, 2008 MDX...

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    Main Menu 2008 MDX...

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    Main Menu 2008 MDX...

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    Main Menu 2008 MDX...

  • Page 488: Service Information Summary

    Gasoline: Rear Differential Fluid: Brake Fluid: Premium unleaded gasoline, Use Honda ATF-Z1 (Automatic Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid pump octane number of 91 or Transmission Fluid) only. DOT 3 preferred, or a DOT 3 or higher. DOT 4 brake fluid as a temporary...

  • Page 489

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

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