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2007 TSX
Owner's Manual
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© 2006 Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
P/N 31SEA6300

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    This manual will be replaced with a hyperlinked version at the end of the model year. © 2006 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. P/N 31SEA6300...

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

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    Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2007 Acura TSX was a wise investment. As you read this manual, you will It will give you years of driving pleasure. find information that is preceded by symbol. This One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to information is intended to help you read this manual.

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    Introduction California Proposition 65 Warning WARNING: This product contains or emits chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Event Data Recorders This vehicle is equipped with one or more devices commonly referred to as event data recorders. These devices record front seat belt use, front passenger seat occupancy, airbag deployment data, and the failure of any airbag system component.

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

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    Contents (main controls) Your Vehicle at a Glance ....................Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) ............Instruments and Controls (indicators, gauges, multi-information display, dashboard, and steering column) ..59 climate control, audio, steering wheel, security, cruise control, HomeLink, and other convenience items Features ....

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    Overview of Contents convenience features. Contents Technical Information A convenient reference to the ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, sections in this manual. Before Driving and technical information. What gasoline to use, how to break- Your Vehicle at a Glance in your new vehicle, and how to load Warranty and Customer A quick reference to the main luggage and other cargo.

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    Your Vehicle at a Glance DRIVER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.9, 26) INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P.62) PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.9, 33) GAUGES(P.68) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM (P.142) MIRROR CONTROLS (P.146) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.170) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH POWER DOOR LOCK (P.129) MASTER SWITCH (P.130) POWER WINDOW...

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    Your Vehicle at a Glance INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS/FOG LIGHTS WINDSHIELD (P. 123) (P. 121-122) WIPERS/WASHERS (P. 120) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P. 33) REMOTE AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS (P. 200) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P. 124) MOONROOF SWITCH REAR WINDOW (P.

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Driver and Passenger Safety This section gives you important Lap/Shoulder Belt ...... . 20 The Passenger’s Front Airbag information about how to protect Automatic Seat Belt Can Pose Serious Risks ..37 yourself and your passengers. It Tensioners ....... .

  • Page 12: Important Safety Precautions

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

  • Page 13: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

    Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Your vehicle is equipped with many (10) features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash. Some features do not require any action on your part. These include a strong steel framework that forms a safety cage around the passenger compartment, front and rear crush zones, a collapsible steering column,...

  • Page 14: Seat Belts

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

  • Page 15: Airbags

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

  • Page 16

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

  • Page 17: Protecting Adults And Teens, Close And Lock The Doors

    Protecting Adults and Teens Introduction Close and Lock the Doors The following pages provide After everyone has entered the instructions on how to properly vehicle, be sure the doors are closed protect the driver, adult passengers, and locked. and teenage children who are large enough and mature enough to drive Your vehicle has a door and trunk or ride in the front.

  • Page 18: Adjust The Front Seats

    Protecting Adults and Teens Locking the doors reduces the If you sit too close to the steering Adjust the Front Seats chance of someone being thrown out wheel or dashboard, you can be of the vehicle during a crash, and it seriously injured by an inflating front helps prevent passengers from airbag, or by striking the steering...

  • Page 19: Adjust The Seat-backs

    Protecting Adults and Teens The National Highway Traffic Safety Adjust the Seat-Backs Administration and Transport Canada recommend that drivers Sitting too close to a front allow at least 10 inches (25 cm) airbag can result in serious between the center of the steering injury or death if the front wheel and the chest.

  • Page 20: Adjust The Head Restraints

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

  • Page 21: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

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

  • Page 22: Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

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

  • Page 23: Advice For Pregnant Women

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

  • Page 24: Additional Safety Precautions

    Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions Do not place hard or sharp objects Do not attach or place objects on Two people should never use the between yourself and a front the front airbag covers. Objects on If they do, they Carrying hard or sharp the covers marked ‘‘SRS AIRBAG’’...

  • Page 25: Additional Information About Your Seat Belts, Seat Belt System Components

    Additional Information About Your Seat Belts The seat belt system If either the driver or a front Seat Belt System Components Your seat belt system includes lap/ includes an indicator on the passenger does not fasten their seat shoulder belts in all five seating instrument panel and a beeper to belt while driving, the beeper will positions.

  • Page 26: Lap/shoulder Belt

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

  • Page 27: Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

    Additional Information About Your Seat Belts If the shoulder part of the belt is The tensioners are designed to Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners pulled all the way out, the lockable activate in any collision severe retractor will activate. The belt will enough to cause the front airbags to retract, but it will not allow the deploy.

  • Page 28: Seat Belt Maintenance

    Additional Information About Your Seat Belts If a seat belt is worn during a crash, Seat Belt Maintenance For safety, you should check the it must be replaced by the dealer. A condition of your seat belts regularly. belt that has been worn during a Not checking or maintaining crash may not provide the same level seat belts can result in serious...

  • Page 29: Additional Information About Your Airbags, Airbag System Components

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (2) (7) (12) (11) (14) (15) (1) Driver’s Front Airbag (2) Passenger’s Front Airbag (3) Control Unit (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (5) Side Airbags (6) Driver’s Seat Position Sensor (13) (7) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors (8) Front Impact Sensors (10) (9) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator...

  • Page 30

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Your airbag system includes: Two side curtain airbags, one for Sensors that can detect whether each side of the vehicle. The a child is in the passenger’s side Two SRS (supplemental restraint airbags are stored in the ceiling, airbag path and signal the system) front airbags.

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    Additional Information About Your Airbags Sensors that monitor the weight An indicator on the instrument on the front passenger’s seat. If panel that alerts you that the the weight is about 65 lbs (29 kg) passenger’s side airbag has been or less (the weight of an infant or turned off (see page small child), the passenger’s front...

  • Page 32: How Your Front Airbags Work

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

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    Additional Information About Your Airbags The total time for inflation and Dual-Stage Airbags Dual-Threshold Airbags deflation is one-tenth of a second, so Your front airbags are dual-stage Your front airbags are also dual- fast that most occupants are not airbags. This means they have two threshold airbags.

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    Additional Information About Your Airbags Advanced Airbags Your front airbags are also advanced airbags. The main purpose of this feature is to help prevent airbag- caused injuries to short drivers and children who ride in front. For both advanced airbags to work properly: DRIVER’S SEAT...

  • Page 35

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Be aware that objects placed on the To ensure that the passenger’s Also, make sure the floor mat behind passenger’s seat can also cause the advanced front airbag system will the front passenger’s seat is hooked airbag to be turned off.

  • Page 36: How Your Side Airbags Work

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Only one airbag will deploy during a How Your Side Airbags Work Side Airbag Cutoff System side impact. If the impact is on the Your vehicle has a side airbag cutoff passenger’s side, the passenger’s system designed primarily to protect side airbag will deploy even if there a child riding in the front passenger’s...

  • Page 37: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work

    Additional Information About Your Airbags If the side airbag off indicator comes If the impact is on the passenger’s How Your Side Curtain Airbags on (see page ), have the Work side, the passenger’s side curtain passenger sit upright. Once the airbag will inflate even if there are no passenger is out of the airbag’s occupants on that side of the vehicle.

  • Page 38: How The Srs Indicator Works, How The Side Airbag Off Indicator Works

    Additional Information About Your Airbags You will also see a ‘‘CHECK How the SRS Indicator Works How the Side Airbag Off The SRS indicator alerts AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ message on the Indicator Works you to a potential problem multi-information display (see page This indicator U.S.

  • Page 39: How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Be aware that objects placed on the If the indicator comes on with no How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works front seat can cause the indicator to front seat passenger and no objects come on. on the seat, or with an adult riding there, something may be interfering If no weight is detected on the front...

  • Page 40: Airbag Service

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag Service The SRS indicator alerts you to a If your vehicle has a moderate to Your airbag systems are virtually problem. Take your vehicle to an severe impact. Even if your maintenance free, and there are no authorized dealer as soon as airbags do not inflate, your dealer parts you can safely service.

  • Page 41

    Additional Information About Your Airbags Additional Safety Precautions Do not cover or replace front seat- Do not remove or modify a front Do not attempt to deactivate your back covers without consulting seat without consulting your Together, airbags and Improperly replacing This could make the airbags.

  • Page 42: All Children Must Be Restrained

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

  • Page 43: All Children Should Sit In A Back Seat, Can Pose Serious Risks

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

  • Page 44

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

  • Page 45: If You Must Drive With Several Children, If A Child Requires Close Attention

    Protecting Children General Guidelines If a child requires close physical If You Must Drive with Several If a Child Requires Close Children Attention attention or frequent visual Your vehicle has a back seat where Many parents say they prefer to put contact, we strongly recommend children can be properly restrained.

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    Protecting Children General Guidelines Additional Safety Precautions Make sure any unused seat belt Lock all doors and the trunk when Never hold an infant or child on that a child can reach is buckled, your vehicle is not in use. Children If you are not wearing a who play in vehicles can...

  • Page 47: Protecting Infants And Small Children, Protecting Infants

    Protecting Infants and Small Children Only a rear-facing child seat provides Protecting Infants Rear-facing Child Seat Placement proper support for a baby’s head, A rear-facing child seat can be placed neck, and back. in any seating position in the back seat, but not in the front.

  • Page 48: Protecting Small Children

    Protecting Infants and Small Children In any of these situations, we Of the different seats available, we Protecting Small Children strongly recommend that you install recommend those that have a five- the child seat directly behind the point harness system as shown. front passenger’s seat, move the seat as far forward as needed, and leave it We also recommend that a small...

  • Page 49

    Protecting Infants and Small Children Even with advanced front airbags, Child Seat Placement We strongly recommend placing a which can automatically turn the forward-facing child seat in a back passenger’s front airbag off (see Placing a forward-facing child seat, not the front. page ), a back seat is the safest seat in the front seat can result...

  • Page 50

    Selecting Child Seats When buying a child seat, you need Since LATCH-compatible child seats Whatever type of seat you choose, to to choose either a conventional child are easier to install and reduce the provide proper protection, a child seat, or one designed for use with possibility of improper installation, seat should meet three the lower anchors and tethers for...

  • Page 51: Installing A Child Seat

    Installing a Child Seat After selecting a proper child seat A child seat secured with a seat belt Secure the child in the child seat. and a good place to install the seat, should be installed as firmly as Make sure the child is properly there are three main steps in possible.

  • Page 52: Installing A Child Seat With Latch

    Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with BUTTON LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) at the outer rear seats. The lower anchors are located between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with a child seat designed for use with LATCH.

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    Installing a Child Seat Attach the tether strap hook to the TETHER STRAP HOOK tether anchor, then tighten the strap as instructed by the child seat maker. Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure. Flexible type ANCHOR Other LATCH-compatible seats...

  • Page 54: With A Lap/shoulder Belt

    Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/ Shoulder Belt When not using the LATCH system, all child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/ shoulder belt. In addition, the lap/shoulder belts in all seating positions except the driver’s have a lockable retractor that must be activated to secure a...

  • Page 55: With A Tether

    Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Tether ANCHORAGE POINTS After confirming that the belt is Push and pull the child seat ANCHOR COVER locked, grab the shoulder part of forward and from side-to-side to the belt near the buckle, and pull verify that it is secure enough to A child seat with a tether can be up to remove any slack from the...

  • Page 56

    Installing a Child Seat Lift the anchor cover, then attach Using an Outer Anchor Using the Center Anchor the tether strap hook to the TETHER STRAP HOOK anchor, making sure the strap is TETHER STRAP HOOK not twisted. Tighten the strap according to the seat maker’s instructions.

  • Page 57: Protecting Larger Children, Checking Seat Belt Fit

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

  • Page 58: Using A Booster Seat

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

  • Page 59: When Can A Larger Child Sit In Front

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

  • Page 60

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

  • Page 61: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Carbon Monoxide Hazard Your vehicle’s exhaust contains With the trunk open, airflow can pull carbon monoxide gas. Carbon exhaust gas into your vehicle’s monoxide should not enter the interior and create a hazardous Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. vehicle in normal driving if you condition.

  • Page 62: Safety Labels

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

  • Page 63

    Safety Labels SUN VISORS DOORJAMBS U.S. models U.S. models Canadian models Canadian models...

  • Page 65: Table Of Contents

    Instruments and Controls This section gives information about Control Locations ......60 Trunk Main Switch ....136 the controls and displays that Instrument Panel ......61 Seat Heaters ........137 contribute to the daily operation of Instrument Panel Indicators ..

  • Page 66: Control Locations

    Control Locations INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P.62) MIRROR CONTROL AUTO BUTTON (P.145) GAUGES(P.68) DRIVING POSITION AUDIO SYSTEM (P.170) MEMORY SYSTEM (P.142) MIRRORS CONTROLS (P.146) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.160) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH AUTOMATIC (P.129) TRANSMISSION (P.246) POWER WINDOW MANUAL SWITCHES TRANSMISSION (P.147) (P.244)

  • Page 67: Instrument Panel

    Instrument Panel LIGHTS ON INDICATOR (P.63) IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.64) HIGH BEAM INDICATOR (P.66) SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) INDICATOR (P.32, 63) FOG LIGHT INDICATOR (P.66) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.64) MULTI-INFORMATION VSA ACTIVATION DISPLAY (P.69) (P.65) INDICATOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR...

  • Page 68

    Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many If your front passenger does not Low Oil Pressure indicators to give you important fasten their seat belt, the indicator Indicator information about your vehicle. comes on about 6 seconds after the The engine can be severely damaged ignition switch is turned to the ON if this indicator flashes or stays on...

  • Page 69

    Instrument Panel Indicators If it stays on after you have fully Supplemental Restraint U.S. Canada released the parking brake while System (SRS) Indicator the engine is running, or if it This indicator comes on for several comes on while driving, it can seconds when you turn the ignition Parking Brake and Brake System Indicator...

  • Page 70

    Instrument Panel Indicators Immobilizer System Vehicle Stability Assist U.S. Canada Indicator (VSA) System Indicator This indicator comes on for a few This indicator normally comes on for seconds when you turn the ignition a few seconds when you turn the Side Airbag Off Indicator This indicator comes on when you switch to the ON (II) position.

  • Page 71

    Instrument Panel Indicators VSA Activation Indicator Turn Signal and Anti-lock Brake System Hazard Warning (ABS) Indicator This indicator has three functions: Indicators This indicator normally comes on for The left or right turn signal indicator a few seconds when you turn the It comes on as a reminder that you blinks when you signal a lane change ignition switch to the ON (II)

  • Page 72

    Instrument Panel Indicators High Beam Indicator Low Fuel Indicator System Message Indicator This indicator comes on with the This indicator comes on when there high beam headlights. For more is a system message on the multi- information, see page information display. Press the INFO button on the steering wheel (see On Canadian models, this indicator page...

  • Page 73

    Instrument Panel Indicators You will also see a ‘‘CHECK TIRE Security System Indicator Low Tire Pressure Indicator PRESSURE’’ message on the multi- This indicator normally comes on for information display (see page a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) You may see one or more of the low position.

  • Page 74

    Gauges Fuel Gauge TACHOMETER SPEEDOMETER This shows how much fuel you have. It may show slightly more or less than the actual amount. TEMPERATURE GAUGE FUEL GAUGE The needle returns to the bottom after you turn off the ignition. Avoid driving with an extremely low f uel level.

  • Page 75

    Multi-Information Display The multi-information display in the Normal Display Messages instrument panel displays various information and messages when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position. Some of the messages help you operate your vehicle more comfortably. Others help to keep you aware of the periodic maintenance your vehicle needs for continued trouble-free driving.

  • Page 76

    Multi-Information Display PRIMARY DISPLAY UPPER SEGMENT SECONDARY DISPLAY LOWER SEGMENT The multi-information display consists of two segments; an upper segment and a lower segment. In normal display mode, the upper segment displays trip computer. The lower segment displays the odometer, Trip A/B, outside temperature, and engine oil life and : Press SEL/RESET Button.

  • Page 77

    Multi-Information Display The primary display always shows its RANGE: The estimated distance default setting, ‘‘INST. MPG’’ (U.S. you can travel on the fuel models) or ‘‘INST. L/100 km’’ remaining in the tank. This (Canadian models) even if you press distance is estimated from the fuel the INFO button.

  • Page 78

    Multi-Information Display Trip Meter While a trip meter is displayed, you can change the display between ‘‘Trip A’’ and ‘‘Trip B’’ by pressing the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel, or the select/reset knob in the instrument panel. To reset a trip meter, display it, and press and hold the SEL/RESET SEL/RESET LOWER SEGMENT...

  • Page 79

    Multi-Information Display The temperature sensor is in the Outside Temperature Engine Oil Life front bumper. The temperature reading can be affected by heat reflection from the road surface, engine heat, and the exhaust from surrounding traffic. This can cause an incorrect temperature reading when your vehicle speed is under 19 mph (30 km/h).

  • Page 80

    Multi-Information Display These messages appear on the multi- Maintenance Messages information display each time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. For more information about Maintenance Messages, see ‘‘ Maintenance Minder ’’ on page Also refer to page for important maintenance safety precautions.

  • Page 81

    Multi-Information Display When there are several warnings to System Messages If there is a problem with your be shown, the system switches the vehicle, for example, the engine oil messages every 5 seconds. level is low or a door is not fully The message is shown until you closed, the multi-information display push the INFO button.

  • Page 82

    Multi-Information Display Here is a table which shows the possible multi-information display messages and where to find further See page See page information on each message. See page See page See page See page See page See page See page See page...

  • Page 83

    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 CONTINUED...

  • Page 84

    Multi-Information Display Fasten Seat Belt Door and Trunk Open Release Parking Lever U.S. Canada In addition to the seat belt reminder If the trunk or any door is not closed If you start driving without releasing indicator in the instrument panel, the tightly, the display reminds you to the parking brake, the multi- multi-information display interrupts...

  • Page 85

    Multi-Information Display Remove Key Brake Fluid Low Tighten Fuel Cap U.S. Canada If you leave the key in the ignition If the brake fluid level is at or below If the fuel fill cap is missing or not switch in the LOCK (0) or the MIN mark on the side of the tightened properly, you will see ACCESSORY (I) position and open...

  • Page 86

    Multi-Information Display Your vehicle’s on board diagnostic If the system still detects a leak in Check TPMS System system will detect a loose or missing the vehicle’s evaporative emissions fuel fill cap as an evaporative system system, the malfunction indicator leak.

  • Page 87

    Multi-Information Display Check Tire Pressure Fuel Low Washer Fluid Low If one or more of your vehicle tires If the level of the fuel in the tank Canadian models only are low on pressure, you will see a gets low, you will see ‘‘FUEL LOW’’ If the fluid level in the windshield ‘‘CHECK TIRE PRESSURE’’...

  • Page 88

    Multi-Information Display Passenger Side Airbag Off Check VSA System Check Engine Oil Level U.S. Canada If the passenger’s side airbag has If there is a problem with the vehicle If the engine oil is very low or has automatically shut off, you will see stability assist (VSA) system, you lost pressure, you will see ‘‘CHECK ‘‘PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG OFF’’...

  • Page 89

    Multi-Information Display Check Transmission Check ABS System Check Airbag System Automatic transmission: If there is a problem in the anti-lock If there is a problem with your front If there is a problem with the brake system (ABS), you will see airbags, side airbags, passenger’s automatic transmission, you will see ‘‘CHECK ABS SYSTEM’’...

  • Page 90

    Multi-Information Display Check Charging System Check Emission System Check Brake System U.S. Canada If you see ‘‘CHECK CHARGING If you see ‘‘CHECK EMISSION If there is a problem with the brake SYSTEM’’ on the multi-information SYSTEM’’ on the multi-information system, you will see ‘‘CHECK display, it means the battery is not display, it means one of the engine’s BRAKE SYSTEM’’...

  • Page 91

    Multi-Information Display Check DRL System Cruise Control HandsFreeLink U.S. model is shown You can receive or make phone-calls Canadian models only This message comes on when you from your cell phone through your If there is a problem in the high set the cruise control.

  • Page 92

    Multi-Information Display Customized Settings With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, press and hold the INFO button for more than 3 seconds. ‘‘CUSTOMIZE ENTRY’’ appears on the multi-information display. DRIVER’S You can customize some vehicle ‘‘DRIVER UNKNOWN control settings for ‘‘DRIVER 1’’ and CUSTOMIZE IMPOSSIBLE’’...

  • Page 93

    Multi-Information Display The first customizing menu is: If you want to change any vehicle CHANGE SETTING control settings, select ‘‘CHANGE DEFAULT ALL SETTING,’’ and follow the instructions on page Every time you press the INFO button, the display cycles from If you do not make any changes, ‘‘CHANGE SETTING,’’...

  • Page 94

    Multi-Information Display Customize Group Customize Menu Description Customize Setup Page METER SETUP LANGUAGE Changes the language used in the display. ENGLISH (P.93) SELECTION FRENCH SPANISH ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. Changes the outside temperature reading above or 5°F 5°F DISPLAY below its current reading. 3°C 3°C TRIP A &...

  • Page 95

    Multi-Information Display Customize Group Customize Menu Description Customize Setup Page LIGHTING SETUP INTERIOR LIGHT Changes how long (in seconds) the interior lights 15 sec (P.106) DIMMING TIME stay on after you close the doors. 30 sec 60 sec HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF Changes how long (in seconds) the exterior lights 0 sec TIMER...

  • Page 96

    Multi-Information Display DEFAULT ALL If you want to set the customizable If you want to cancel ‘‘DEFAULT To set the default settings, press the vehicle control settings to the default ALL,’’ press the SEL/RESET button INFO button until the display setting, press the INFO button on while ‘‘CANCEL’’...

  • Page 97

    Multi-Information Display When ‘‘DEFAULT ALL’’ is If ‘‘DEFAULT ALL’’ is not completed To exit ‘‘DEFAULT ALL,’’ press the completed successfully, you will see successfully, you will see the above INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’ the above display for several seconds, display for several seconds, then the then press the SEL/RESET button.

  • Page 98

    Multi-Information Display Change Setting You can customize some of the vehicle control settings to your preference. Here are the settings you can customize: METER SETUP POSITION SETUP LIGHTING SETUP DOOR/WINDOW SETUP WIPER SETUP While the multi-information display is showing ‘‘CHANGE SETTING,’’ press the SEL/RESET button.

  • Page 99

    Multi-Information Display Meter Setup There are five custom settings in the Meter Setup: LANGUAGE SELECTION ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY TRIP A & AVG. FUEL RESET with REFUEL ELAP. TIME RESET CONDITION PRIMARY DISP SELECTION While ‘‘METER SETUP’’ is displayed, press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel.

  • Page 100

    Multi-Information Display Language Selection : Press the INFO Button. While the multi-information display There are three selectable languages, Select the language you want by is showing ‘‘METER SETUP,’’ press English, French, and Spanish. Each pressing the INFO button, and press the SEL/RESET button on the time you press the INFO button, the the SEL/RESET button to enter...

  • Page 101

    Multi-Information Display When language selection is If you fail to select a language To exit ‘‘LANGUAGE SELECTION,’’ successfully completed, the display properly, you will see the above press the INFO button repeatedly changes to the screen shown above display for several seconds, then the until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’...

  • Page 102

    Multi-Information Display Adjust Outside Temp. Display If you find that the temperature reading is always a few degrees below or above the actual temperature, adjust it as described on the following columns. U.S. model is shown While the multi-information display Press the SEL/RESET button.

  • Page 103

    Multi-Information Display U.S. model is shown When your selection is successfully If you fail to enter the desired To exit ‘‘ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. entered, you will see the above adjustment properly, you will see the DISPLAY,’’ press the INFO button display for several seconds, and then above display for several seconds, until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’...

  • Page 104

    Multi-Information Display Trip A & Avg. Fuel Reset with Refuel To reset ‘‘Trip A’’ and ‘‘AVG. FUEL A’’ to reset every time you refuel your vehicle, follow the procedure described from the next column. While the multi-information display Press the SEL/RESET button. The shows ‘‘METER SETUP’’...

  • Page 105

    Multi-Information Display When your selection is successfully If you fail to enter your selection, To exit ‘‘TRIP A & AVG. FUEL entered, you will see the above you will see the above display for WITH REFUEL,’’ press the INFO display for several seconds, and then several seconds, then the display button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’...

  • Page 106

    Multi-Information Display Elap. Time Reset Condition ‘‘ELAPSED TIME’’ is the driving time since you last reset the trip computer. You can customize the condition of when to reset the ‘‘ELAPSED TIME’’. While the multi-information display Press the SEL/RESET button. The shows ‘‘METER SETUP,’’...

  • Page 107

    Multi-Information Display When your selection is successfully If you fail to enter your selection, To exit ‘‘ELAP. TIME RESET entered, you will see the above you will see the above display for CONDITION,’’ press the INFO display for several seconds, and then several seconds, then the display button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’...

  • Page 108

    Multi-Information Display Primary Disp Selection When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the primary display of the trip computer always shows ‘‘INST. MPG’’ (U.S. models) or ‘‘INST. L/100 km’’ (Canadian models) in default setting. You can customize this setting to your liking in following procedure.

  • Page 109

    Multi-Information Display When your selection is successfully If you fail to enter your selection, To exit ‘‘PRIMARY DISP entered, you will see the above you will see the above display for SELECTION,’’ press the INFO display for several seconds, and then several seconds, then the display button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’...

  • Page 110

    Multi-Information Display Position Setup Memory Position Link If ‘‘MEMORY POSITION LINK’’ is ‘‘ON,’’ the driver’s seat moves to the position stored in the memory when you open the driver’s door, using the remote transmitter. Refer to page for setting the seat position memory.

  • Page 111

    Multi-Information Display When your selection is entered, you If you fail to enter your selection, To exit ‘‘MEMORY POSITION will see the above display for several you will see the above display for LINK,’’ press the INFO button until seconds, then the display goes back several seconds, and the display goes you see ‘‘EXIT,’’...

  • Page 112

    Multi-Information Display Lighting Setup Interior Light Dimming Time There are two custom settings in the Lighting Setup: INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER While the ‘‘LIGHTING SETUP’’ is displayed, press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel. Each time you press the INFO button, the display changes between ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING...

  • Page 113

    Multi-Information Display When your selection is entered, you If you fail to enter your selection, To exit ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT will see the above display for several you will see the above display for DIMMING TIME,’’ press the INFO seconds, and then the display goes several seconds, and the display goes button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’...

  • Page 114

    Multi-Information Display Headlight Auto Off Timer While the multi-information display Press the SEL/RESET button. The Press the INFO button repeatedly shows ‘‘LIGHTING SETUP,’’ press display changes as shown above. until the desired time appears, then the SEL/RESET button on the press the SEL/RESET button to steering wheel.

  • Page 115

    Multi-Information Display The headlights, parking lights, taillights, and license plate lights turn off after the selected time when you remove the key from the ignition switch and close the driver’s door. If you fail to enter your selection, To exit ‘‘HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF you will see the above display for TIMER,’’...

  • Page 116

    Multi-Information Display Door · Window Setup There are three custom settings in the Door · Window Setup: DOOR LOCK MODE KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SECURITY RELOCK TIMER While the multi-information display shows ‘‘DOOR · WINDOW SETUP,’’ press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel.

  • Page 117

    Multi-Information Display Door Lock Mode In default setting, if you push the UNLOCK button once on the remote transmitter or turn the key clockwise in the driver’s door lock, only the driver’s door unlocks. You can select whether only the driver’s door unlocks or all the doors unlock in ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE.’’...

  • Page 118

    Multi-Information Display When your selection is successfully If you fail to enter your selection, To exit ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE,’’ entered, you will see the above you will see the above display for press the INFO button until you see display for several seconds, and then several seconds, then the display ‘‘EXIT,’’...

  • Page 119

    Multi-Information Display Keyless Lock Acknowledgment When you push the LOCK button on the remote transmitter, the door and trunk locks are set, and some of the exterior lights flash. If you push the LOCK button (with the security system set) again within 5 seconds, the horn sounds to let you know the security system is working.

  • Page 120

    Multi-Information Display When your selection is entered, you If you fail to enter your selection, To exit ‘‘KEYLESS LOCK will see the above display for several you will see the above display for ACKNOWLEDGMENT,’’ press the seconds, and then the display several seconds, and the display goes INFO button until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’...

  • Page 121

    Multi-Information Display Security Relock Timer If you unlock the doors with the remote transmitter, but do not open any of the doors within 30 seconds, the doors automatically relock and the security system sets. You can change this relock time from 30 seconds to 60 or 90 seconds.

  • Page 122

    Multi-Information Display Select the desired relock time by If you fail to enter your selection, To exit ‘‘SECURITY RELOCK pressing the INFO button, and enter you will see the above display for TIMER,’’ press the INFO button your selection by pressing the SEL/ several seconds, and the display goes until you see ‘‘EXIT,’’...

  • Page 123

    Multi-Information Display Wiper Setup Front Wiper Action When ‘‘WIPER SETUP’’ is shown on the multi-information display, the action of the windshield wipers can be changed. To do this, refer to the following procedure. With ‘‘WIPER SETUP’’ shown on the Each time you press the INFO multi-information display, press the button, the display changes from SEL/RESET button on the steering...

  • Page 124

    Multi-Information Display If you set the front wiper action to seconds, and then the display goes To exit ‘‘FRONT WIPER ACTION,’’ ‘‘WITH VEH SPD,’’ the front wipers back to ‘‘CUSTOMIZE MENU.’’ press the INFO button until you see run intermittently and the wiper ‘‘EXIT,’’...

  • Page 125

    Controls Near the Steering Wheel HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNAL/ HORN INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ FOG LIGHTS (P.121-122) (P.123) WASHERS (P.120) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.33) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.124) REMOTE AUDIO CRUISE CONTROL CONTROL BUTTONS (P.204) BUTTONS (P.200) MOONROOF REAR WINDOW SWITCH DEFOGGER BUTTON (P.150)

  • Page 126

    Windshield Wipers and Washers Push the right lever up or down to The wipers run at low speed. select a position. The wipers run at high speed. The wipers run at high MIST speed until you release the lever. Windshield Washer Pull the wiper control lever toward you, and The wipers are not activated.

  • Page 127: Turn Signals And Headlights

    Turn Signals and Headlights Push down on the Turning the switch Turn Signal Headlights left lever to signal a left turn and up on the left lever to the to signal a right turn. To signal a lane ‘‘ ’’position turns on the parking change, push lightly on the lever in lights, taillights, instrument panel the proper direction and hold it.

  • Page 128

    Headlights, Automatic Lighting Off Feature, Daytime Running Lights To switch from low The lights will turn on again when High Beams Automatic Lighting Off Feature beams to high beams, push the left This feature turns off the headlights, you unlock or open the driver’s door. lever forward until you hear a click.

  • Page 129

    Daytime Running Lights, Instrument Panel Brightness The headlights revert to normal Instrument Panel Brightness operation when you turn them on U.S. model is shown with the switch. If you see a ‘‘CHECK DRL SYSTEM’’ message on the multi- information display, there is a problem in the high beam headlight’s circuit.

  • Page 130

    Hazard Warning, Rear Window Defogger Hazard Warning Rear Window Defogger Without navigation system With navigation system Push the button between the center The rear window defogger will clear Make sure the rear window is clear vents to turn on the hazard warning fog, frost, and thin ice from the and you have good visibility before lights (four-way flashers).

  • Page 131

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

  • Page 132: Keys And Locks

    Keys and Locks You should have received a key Do not drop the keys or set heavy MASTER VALET KEY number tag with your keys. You will objects on them. NUMBER (Light Gray) need this key number if you ever (Black) have to get a lost key replaced.

  • Page 133: Immobilizer System

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

  • Page 134: Ignition Switch

    Ignition Switch If the front wheels are turned, the switch in the LOCK (0) or the anti-theft lock may make it difficult ACCESSORY (I) position and open to turn the key. Firmly turn the the driver’s door. Remove the key to steering wheel to the left or right as turn off the beeper.

  • Page 135: Door Locks

    Door Locks All doors can be locked from the Power Door Locks LOCK TAB outside by using the key in the DRIVER’S DOOR driver’s door. To unlock only the Lock driver’s door or all doors (depending on the ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE’’ Unlock setting), insert the key, turn the key, and release it.

  • Page 136

    Door Locks, Childproof Door Locks Lockout Prevention Childproof Door Locks With the driver’s door open and the MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH key in the ignition, both master door lock switches are disabled. If you try Unlock to lock an open driver’s door by Unlock pushing in the lock tab, all doors will unlock when you close the driver’s...

  • Page 137

    Remote Transmitter this way if any door is not fully Press this button once UNLOCK LOCK closed. to unlock the driver’s door or all the BUTTON doors (depending on the ‘‘DOOR To change the ‘‘KEYLESS LOCK LOCK MODE’’ setting). Press it ACKNOWLEDGEMENT’’...

  • Page 138

    Remote Transmitter To change the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT Press this button for PANIC Recalling a Memorized Driving DIMMING TIME,’’ see page about 1 second to attract attention; Position the horn will sound and the exterior If you unlock the doors with the lights will flash for about 30 seconds.

  • Page 139

    Remote Transmitter When you open the driver’s door The driving position memory Remote Transmitter Care after unlocking it with the remote activated (Driver 1, Driver 2) is Avoid dropping or throwing the transmitter, you will hear a beep shown on the back of each transmitter.

  • Page 140

    Remote Transmitter As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and BATTERY (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 141

    Trunk Pull TRUNK RELEASE SWITCH TRUNK RELEASE LEVER MASTER KEY You can open the trunk in any of To close the trunk, press down on To protect items in the trunk when three ways: the trunk lid. you need to give the key to someone else: Pull up on the trunk release lever See page...

  • Page 142

    Trunk To open the trunk, push the release Emergency Trunk Opener Trunk Main Switch lever to the left. TRUNK RELEASE LEVER Parents should decide if their children should be shown how to use this feature. For more information about child safety, see page As a safety feature, your vehicle has To protect items in the trunk, you...

  • Page 143: Seat Heaters

    Seat Heaters In the HI setting, the heater turns off Passenger’s when the seat gets warm, and turns Seat back on after the seat’s temperature drops. In the LO setting, the heater runs continuously. It does not cycle with temperature changes. Follow these precautions whenever you use the seat heaters: Driver’s...

  • Page 144

    Seats Power Seat Adjustment Driver’s seat only: See pages for important safety Moves the whole seat up and forward, or information and warnings about how to down and backward. properly position seats and seat-backs. The front of the seat The controls for the power also tilts up or down at adjustable front seats are on the the same time.

  • Page 145

    Seats Driver’s Lumbar Support Head Restraints FRONT See page for important safety information and a warning about how to properly position the head restraints. Your vehicle has adjustable head restraints on the front seats and on the outside positions of the rear seat. The head restraints help protect you and your passengers from whiplash and other injuries.

  • Page 146

    Seats Folding Rear Seat REAR OUTSIDE POSITION The back of the rear seat folds down to give you direct access to the trunk. Each side folds down separately. With only half the seat folded, you can still carry a passenger in the back seat.

  • Page 147

    Seats Make sure that the folded seat-back does not interfere with the front passenger’s seat-back. This will cause the front passenger’s weight sensors to work improperly (see page ). Also check the passenger airbag off indicator to assure proper operation of the passenger’s advanced front airbag.

  • Page 148

    Seats, Driving Position Memory System Do not put any heavy items on the Driving Position Memory System Storing a Driving Position in seat-back when it is folded down. Your vehicle has a memory feature Memory for the driver’s seat position. Store a driving position only when Make sure all items in the trunk, or the vehicle is parked.

  • Page 149

    Driving Position Memory System Doing any of the following after Selecting a Memorized Position MEMO BUTTON pressing the MEMO button will cancel the storing procedure. Not pressing a memory button within 5 seconds. Pressing the MEMO button again within 5 seconds. INDICATORS Readjusting the seat position.

  • Page 150

    Driving Position Memory System The system will move the driver’s Any of these actions will stop the If desired, you can use the seat to the memorized position. The system’s automatic seat adjustment: adjustment switches to change the indicator in the selected memory seat position after it is in its button will flash during movement.

  • Page 151

    Mirrors The inside mirror can automatically darken to reduce glare. To turn on this feature, press the button on the bottom of the mirror. The AUTO indicator comes on as a reminder. When it is on, the mirror darkens INDICATOR when it senses the headlights of a vehicle behind you, then returns to normal visibility when the lights are...

  • Page 152

    Mirrors Push or pull the adjustment knob Adjusting the Power Mirrors Power Mirror Heaters right, left, up, or down to move the HEATED MIRROR BUTTON ADJUSTMENT KNOB mirror. When you finish, turn the adjustment knob to the center (off) position. This turns off the adjustment knob to keep your settings.

  • Page 153: Power Windows

    Power Windows To open the driver’s AUTO window, push the window switch firmly down, then release it. To stop Closing a power window on the window from going all the way someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury. down, pull back on the window switch briefly.

  • Page 154

    Power Windows If the driver’s If your vehicle’s battery is The power window system has a key- AUTO REVERSE window senses any obstacle while it disconnected or goes dead, or the off delay function. The windows will is closing automatically, it will driver’s window fuse is removed, the still operate for up to 10 minutes reverse direction, and then stop.

  • Page 155

    Power Windows Turn the key clockwise again, and Opening the Windows with the UNLOCK BUTTON Remote Transmitter hold it. All four windows start to You can open all of the windows open. To stop the windows, from the outside with the remote release the key.

  • Page 156

    Moonroof To tilt up the back of the moonroof, The moonroof has a key-off delay press and hold the center button function. You can still open and close ). To close the moonroof, the moonroof for up to 10 minutes press and hold the upper part of the after you turn off the ignition switch.

  • Page 157: Parking Brake

    Parking Brake If you drive without releasing the parking brake, a beeper will sound, and you will also see a ‘‘RELEASE PARKING BRAKE’’ message on the multi-information display (see page Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and hubs.

  • Page 158

    Sun Visor, Vanity Mirror Sun Visor Vanity Mirror To use the sun visor, pull it down. To use the vanity mirror on the back You can also use the sun visor at the of the sun visor, pull up the cover. side window.

  • Page 159: Interior Lights

    Interior Lights In the Door Activated position, the Ceiling Light light comes on when you: Front Open any door. DOOR ACTIVATED Remove the key from the ignition switch. Unlock the doors with the key, lock tab on the driver’s door, master door lock switch, or remote transmitter.

  • Page 160

    Interior Lights Courtesy Light Individual Interior Lights The courtesy lights in the front COURTESY LIGHT doors and around the ignition switch come on when you open any door, remove key from the ignition switch, or unlock the driver’s door. After all doors are closed tightly, the light dims slightly, then fades out in about 30 seconds.

  • Page 161

    Interior Convenience Items CONSOLE COMPARTMENT/ FRONT DOOR POCKET/BEVERAGE HOLDER ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET CENTER POCKET GLOVE BOX CENTER ARMREST/ UTILITY POCKET/ BEVERAGE HOLDERS ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET TRUNK BEVERAGE HOLDERS CONTINUED...

  • Page 162

    Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders Accessory Power Sockets Be careful when you are using the beverage holders. A spilled liquid Front Rear that is very hot can scald you or your passengers. Liquid can also spill from the door pocket beverage holders when you close the doors.

  • Page 163

    Interior Convenience Items Console Compartment CONSOLE COMPARTMENT To open the console compartment, You can put small items in the tray pull up on the right lever and lift the located in the console compartment armrest. lid. To use the tray, pull up on the left lever and lift up the armrest.

  • Page 164

    Interior Convenience Items Sunglasses Holder Glove Box An open glove box can cause serious injury to your passenger in a crash, even if the passenger is wearing the seat belt. Always keep the glove box closed while driving. GLOVE BOX To open the sunglasses holder, push Open the glove box by pulling the on the front edge.

  • Page 165

    Features The climate control system in your Climate Control System ....160 vehicle provides a comfortable Automatic Operation ....162 driving environment in all weather Semi-automatic Operation ..163 conditions. Dual Temperature Control ... 167 Climate Control Sensors ....

  • Page 166

    Climate Control System Without navigation system DRIVER’S SIDE PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY TEMPERATURE DISPLAY FAN CONTROL BAR A/C BUTTON MODE BUTTON FAN SPEED INDICATOR PASSENGER’S SIDE DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BAR CONTROL BAR AUTO BUTTON OFF BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON DUAL BUTTON WINDSHIELD...

  • Page 167

    Climate Control System With navigation system DRIVER’S SIDE PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY TEMPERATURE DISPLAY A/C ICONS PASSENGER’S SIDE DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BAR CONTROL BAR RECIRCULATION BUTTON AUTO BUTTON WINDSHIELD OFF BUTTON DEFROSTER BUTTON DUAL BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON A/C BUTTON MODE ICONS FAN CONTROL ICONS...

  • Page 168

    Climate Control System Proper use of the climate control Voice Control System Automatic Operation system can make the interior dry On vehicles with navigation system The automatic climate control and comfortable, and keep the The climate control system for your system adjusts the fan speed and windows clear for best visibility.

  • Page 169

    Climate Control System When you push the passenger’s side On vehicles with navigation system Semi-automatic Operation In AUTO mode, the vehicle’s interior temperature control bar, the You can manually select various temperature is independently indicator in the DUAL button comes functions of the climate control regulated for the driver and on and the driver’s side and...

  • Page 170

    Climate Control System Fan Control Temperature Control Air Conditioning (A/C) Button/ On vehicles without navigation system To adjust the desired temperature, Icons Select the fan speed by pressing the push on the On vehicles without navigation system fan control bar ( temperature control bar.

  • Page 171

    Climate Control System The system should be left in fresh Recirculation Button Windshield Defroster Button When the indicator in the button is air mode under almost all conditions. This button turns the windshield on, air from the vehicle’s interior is Keeping the system in recirculation defrost on and off.

  • Page 172

    Climate Control System Air flows from the center Mode Control To Turn Everything Off Use the mode control buttons or and corner vents in the dashboard. If you press the OFF button, the icons to select the vents the air flows climate control system shuts off from.

  • Page 173

    Dual Temperature Control Your vehicle has two temperature Without navigation system control bars, one for the driver, and one for the passenger. DRIVER’S SIDE PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY TEMPERATURE DISPLAY The driver’s side and the passenger’s side can be controlled independently by adjusting these bars when the DRIVER’S SIDE PASSENGER’S SIDE...

  • Page 174

    Dual Temperature Control When you set the temperature to its lower or upper limit, it is displayed as DRIVER’S SIDE PASSENGER’S SIDE Push AUTO or . The selected temperatures appear in the upper display. For vehicles with navigation system when the indicator in the DUAL button is off, you can adjust both sides to the same temperature by adjusting the driver’s side...

  • Page 175

    Climate Control Sensors Sunlight Sensor/Temperature Sensor SUNLIGHT SENSOR TEMPERATURE SENSOR The climate control system has two sensors. A sunlight sensor is in the top of the dashboard, and a temperature sensor is next to the steering column. Do not cover the sensors or spill any liquid on them.

  • Page 176

    Playing the AM/FM Radio Without navigation system AM/FM BUTTON STEREO INDICATOR A. SEL BUTTON SCAN BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BAR VOL/PWR KNOB PRESET BUTTONS TUNE/SOUND KNOB U.S. model is shown.

  • Page 177

    Playing the AM/FM Radio With navigation system UPPER DISPLAY PRESET ICONS SOUND ICON A.SEL ICON SCAN ICON VOL/PWR KNOB TUNE/SOUND KNOB AUDIO DISPLAY BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BAR SCAN BUTTON AM/FM BUTTON U.S. model is shown.

  • Page 178

    Playing the AM/FM Radio Voice Control System To Play the AM/FM Radio To Select a Station On vehicles with navigation system The ignition switch must be in the You can use any of five methods to The audio system for your vehicle ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) find radio stations on the selected can also be operated using the voice...

  • Page 179

    Playing the AM/FM Radio Each preset button or icon Pick the preset number (1 On vehicles with navigation system Preset To use the SCAN, preset and A.SEL can store one frequency on AM, and you want for that station. Press function, press the AUDIO DISPLAY two frequencies on FM.

  • Page 180

    Playing the AM/FM Radio If you are If you do not like the stations Auto AUTO SELECT traveling far from home and can no Select has stored, you can store longer receive your preset stations, other frequencies on the preset you can use the auto select feature to buttons or icons.

  • Page 181

    Adjusting the Sound Bass, Treble, Balance, and Fader are On vehicles without navigation system On vehicles with navigation system each adjustable. You select which of these you want to adjust by pressing the TUNE/ These two SOUND knob. The mode changes Balance/Fader modes adjust the strength of the from BASS to TREBLE to FADER to...

  • Page 182

    Adjusting the Sound To adjust the TREBLE and BASS, touch on each side of the TREBLE or BASS adjustment bar. The adjustment bar shows you the current setting. The Left/Right BALANCE adjusts the side-to-side strength, while Front/Rear FADER adjust the front- to-back strength.

  • Page 183

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

  • Page 184

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

  • Page 185

    Playing the XM Satellite Radio (U.S. Models) Satellite Digital Radio without navigation system with navigation system U.S. Models only Your vehicle is capable of receiving XM Satellite Radio anywhere in the VOL/PWR PRESET ICONS SCAN BUTTON KNOB United States, except Hawaii and CATEGORY/CHANNEL MODE UPPER DISPLAY Alaska.

  • Page 186

    Playing the XM Satellite Radio (U.S. Models) To switch between the Operating the XM Radio MODE To Select a Channel To listen to the XM satellite Radio, category mode and channel mode, When in the satellite radio mode, turn the ignition switch to the press and hold the DISP/MODE you can use any of four methods to ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

  • Page 187

    Playing the XM Satellite Radio (U.S. Models) You can store up to 12 Pick a preset number (icon) you SEEK/SKIP (CATEGORY) Preset Press either side of the CATEGORY preset channels using each side of want for that channel. Press and bar ( ) to select another the preset bar or preset icons on the...

  • Page 188

    Playing the XM Satellite Radio (U.S. Models) Satellite Radio Signals Satellite radio receives signals from Signal may be two satellites to produce clear, high- blocked by quality digital reception. It offers mountains or many channels in several categories. large obstacles Along with a large selection of to the south.

  • Page 189

    Playing the XM Satellite Radio (U.S. Models) Depending on where you drive, you As required by the FCC: To get your XM Satellite radio ID may experience reception problems. Changes or modifications not expressly number: Interference can be caused by any of Turn the TUNE knob until ‘‘0’’...

  • Page 190

    Auxiliary Input Jack To use the jack, turn down the Auxiliary Input Jack volume of the portable unit, and pivot the cover up, then plug in a mini-jack cable between the portable unit and the jack. You will see AUX in the display and the system automatically switches to AUX mode.

  • Page 191

    Playing Discs Without navigation system TRACK NUMBER DISC NUMBER REPEAT BUTTON AM/FM BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON CD BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BAR CD LOAD INDICATOR LOAD BUTTON CD SLOT EJECT BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS U.S. model is shown.

  • Page 192

    Playing Discs With navigation system UPPER DISPLAY DISC ICON TRACK ICON TRACK REPEAT ICON DISC SCAN ICON CH DISC ICONS TRACK SCAN ICON SOUND ICON TRACK RANDOM ICON CD LOAD INDICATOR DISC REPEAT ICON LOAD BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BAR CH DISC BAR SCAN BUTTON AUDIO DISPLAY BUTTON CD/AUX BUTTON...

  • Page 193

    Playing Discs You cannot load and play 3-inch Operating the CD Changer Loading CDs in the Changer Your audio system has an in-dash To load multiple discs in one (8-cm) discs in this system. CD changer that holds up to six CDs, operation: providing several hours of Press the LOAD button until you...

  • Page 194

    Playing Discs If you are not loading CDs into all six To select a different disc, press an To Play a CD positions, press the LOAD button Select the CD changer by pressing appropriate preset button (1 6) or again after the last CD has loaded. the CD button.

  • Page 195

    Playing Discs Each time you select and play tracks randomly. SEEK/SKIP On vehicles without navigation system press and release the side of The available CD functions are This continues until you deactivate the SEEK/SKIP bar, the system described as follows. RANDOM by pressing the RDM skips forward to the beginning of the To activate the repeat...

  • Page 196

    Playing Discs This feature, when This function DISC SCAN On vehicles with navigation system TRACK SCAN activated, samples the first track of Press the AUDIO DISPLAY button samples all the tracks on the all the discs in the CD changer in the to view the available CD control selected disc in the order they are order they are stored.

  • Page 197

    Playing Discs This function Touch the The TRACK DISC SCAN TRACK REPEAT TRACK RANDOM samples the first track of all the TRACK REPEAT icon to RANDOM function plays the tracks discs in the CD changer in the order continuously replay a track. You will within a CD in random order, rather they are stored.

  • Page 198

    Playing Discs After that disc is ejected, pressing To Stop Playing a CD Removing CDs from the Changer If you turn off the system while a CD To remove the disc that is currently the eject button again will eject the is playing, either by pushing the playing, press and release the eject next disc in numerical order.

  • Page 199

    CD Player Error Messages The chart on the right explains the Error Message Cause Solution error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. Press the eject button and pull out the disc. If you see an error message in the FOCUS Error Check if the disc is inserted correctly in the CD (without navigation system)

  • Page 200

    Protecting Your CDs General Information Protecting CDs When using CD-R discs, use only When a CD is not being played, store high quality CDs labeled for audio it in its case to protect it from dust use. and other contamination. To prevent warpage, keep CDs out of direct When recording a CD-R, the sunlight and extreme heat.

  • Page 201

    Playing a Tape (Optional) Without navigation system AM/FM BUTTON TAPE DIRECTION INDICATOR NOISE REDUCTION INDICATOR REPEAT BUTTON CD/AUX BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BAR VOL/PWR KNOB PRESET BUTTONS U.S. model is shown.

  • Page 202

    Playing a Tape (Optional) With Navigation System UPPER DISPLAY TAPE DIRECTION INDICATOR REW ICON FF ICON REPEAT ICON NR ICON VOL/PWR KNOB SEEK/SKIP BAR CD/AUX BUTTON AUDIO DISPLAY BUTTON AM/FM BUTTON U.S. model is shown.

  • Page 203

    Playing a Tape (Optional) Dolby noise reduction turns on To Play a Tape To Stop Playing a Tape The ignition switch must be in the when you insert a tape. The If you turn the system off while a ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. indicator will light in the tape is playing, either with the VOL/ Make sure the open side of the tape...

  • Page 204

    Playing a Tape (Optional) Press the RPT button The skip and repeat Tape Search Functions REPEAT NOTE: SKIP Each time you press and to continuously play a track or functions use silent periods on the release the side of the SEEK/ passage.

  • Page 205

    Playing a Tape (Optional) If you do not clean the tape player If the tape is loose, tighten it by Caring for the Tape and Player The tape player picks up dirt and regularly, it may eventually become turning the hub with a pencil or your oxides from the tape.

  • Page 206: Steering Wheel Controls

    Steering Wheel Controls The VOL button adjusts the volume If you are playing a CD, the system MODE BUTTON up ( ) or down ( ). Press the top skips to the beginning of the next or bottom of the button, hold it until track each time you press the top the desired volume is reached, then ( ) of the CH button.

  • Page 207

    Radio Theft Protection Your vehicle’s audio system will If your vehicle’s battery is discon- If the code card is lost, a dealer can disable itself if it is disconnected nected or goes dead, the audio access your code with your radio’s from electrical power for any reason.

  • Page 208

    Setting the Clock On vehicles without navigation system DIGITAL CLOCK If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead, you may need to set the clock. To set or change the time, press and hold the TUNE/SOUND knob until you hear a beep. The displayed time begins to blink.

  • Page 209

    Security System The security system helps to protect With the system set, you can still SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR your vehicle and valuables from theft. open the trunk with the remote The horn sounds and a combination transmitter without triggering the of headlights, parking lights, side alarm.

  • Page 210

    Cruise Control Cruise control allows you to maintain Using Cruise Control a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) CRUISE CONTROL MASTER BUTTON without keeping your foot on the CRUISE CONTROL MESSAGE accelerator pedal. It should be used for cruising on straight, open RES/ACCEL BUTTON highways.

  • Page 211

    Cruise Control Cruise control may not hold the set Push on the accelerator pedal. Tap the brake or clutch pedal speed when you are going up and Accelerate to the desired cruising lightly with your foot. The down hills. If your speed increases speed and press the SET/DECEL ‘‘CRUISE CONTROL’’...

  • Page 212

    Cruise Control Pressing the cruise control master Canceling Cruise Control Resuming the Set Speed You can cancel cruise control in any When you push the CANCEL button, button turns the system off and of these ways: or tap the brake or clutch pedal, the erases the previous cruising speed.

  • Page 213

    HomeLink Universal Transceiver The HomeLink universal reverse if an obstacle is detected Training HomeLink transceiver built into your vehicle during closing, increasing the risk of Before you begin If you just can be programmed to operate up to injury. received your vehicle and have not three remotely controlled devices trained any of the buttons in around your home, such as garage...

  • Page 214

    HomeLink Universal Transceiver If the red indicator in HomeLink second. continues to flash slowly (does If the button works, not flash rapidly), your remote programming is complete. transmitter may stop If the button does not work go transmitting after a short time. to step 6.

  • Page 215

    HomeLink Universal Transceiver Press and hold the button on Training With a Rolling Code TRAINING BUTTON System HomeLink for 3 to 4 seconds. For security purposes, newer garage door opening systems use a ‘‘rolling’’ Press and hold the HomeLink or variable code. Information from button again for 3 to 4 seconds.

  • Page 216

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

  • Page 217

    HandsFreeLink Your vehicle is equipped with the Bluetooth Wireless Technology Incoming/Outgoing Calls HandsFreeLink (HFL). HFL uses Bluetooth is a registered trademark With a linked phone, the HFL allows Bluetooth technology as a wireless of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. you to send and receive calls in your link between it and your Bluetooth vehicle without holding the phone.

  • Page 218

    HandsFreeLink The HFL buttons are used as Audio System HFL Buttons When the HFL is in use, the sound follows: comes through the vehicle’s front Vehicle with navigation system is shown audio system speakers. If the audio HFL Talk: This button is used before system is in use while operating you give a command, to answer HFL TALK...

  • Page 219

    HandsFreeLink Signal Strength Indicates the Multi-Information Display How to Use the HFL network signal strength of the The HFL is operated by the HFL SIGNAL BATTERY LEVEL STATUS current phone. Five bars equals Talk and Back buttons on the left STRENGTH full strength.

  • Page 220

    HandsFreeLink Give a voice command in a clear To hear a list of available options Using Voice Control Here are some guidelines for using natural speaking voice without at any time, press the Talk button, voice control: pausing between words or wait for the beep, and say, ‘‘Hands numbers.

  • Page 221

    HandsFreeLink To go back one step in a command When you finish a command Press and release the Talk button. process, say, ‘‘Go back,’’ or press sequence, the HFL goes back to After the beep, say ‘‘Setup.’’ The the Back button. its main menu.

  • Page 222

    HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. The HFL response continues ‘‘A Setting Your Passcode If you say ‘‘Yes’’ after the beep, the security option is available to lock The HFL will accept a numeric, four- HFL system response is, ‘‘Would the HFL.

  • Page 223

    HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. cycle. If the passcode is set, its NOTE: After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The response is ‘‘The system is locked. HFL does not allow you to pair HFL response is ‘‘Security is on. What is the four-digit passcode?’’...

  • Page 224

    HandsFreeLink With your phone on and the Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button. ignition in the ACCESSORY (I) or After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The After the beep, say the name you ON (II) position, press and release HFL response is ‘‘Searching for a want to use.

  • Page 225

    HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. To rename a paired phone, do this: To delete a paired phone, do this: Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’ After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’...

  • Page 226

    HandsFreeLink To list all paired phones, do this: To find out the status of the phone being To change from the currently linked Press and release the Talk button. used, do this: phone to another paired phone, do this: After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’ Press and release the Talk button.

  • Page 227

    HandsFreeLink Making a Call On vehicles with navigation system To make a call using a name in the HFL You can make calls using any phone You can also make a call directly phonebook, do this: number, or by using a name in the from the list shown on the navigation With your phone on and the HFL phonebook.

  • Page 228

    HandsFreeLink To end the call, press the Back Press and release the Talk button. Sending Numbers or Names button. During a Call After the beep, say ‘‘Send.’’ The The HFL allows you to send dial tones will be sent, and the call To redial the last number called by numbers or names during a call.

  • Page 229

    HandsFreeLink Receiving a Call Transferring a Call To mute your voice, do this: If you receive a call when you are not During a call, you can transfer it Press and release the Talk button. on the phone, the HFL interrupts the from the HFL to your phone, or from After the beep, say ‘‘Mute.’’...

  • Page 230

    HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button. To add a name, do this: Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Enter.’’ The After the beep, say the new After the beep, say ‘‘Phonebook.’’ HFL response is ‘‘Eric (or account number for Eric.

  • Page 231

    HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you After the beep, say ‘‘List.’’ The After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The would like to delete. For example, HFL responds by listing the HFL response is ‘‘Calling.’’...

  • Page 232

    HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button. Changing Language After the beep, say ‘‘Clear.’’ The (Canadian Models Only) After the beep, say ‘‘Oui.’’ If there HFL response is, ‘‘This process are no paired phones without To change from English to French, do will clear all paired phones, clear French name tags, the HFL...

  • Page 233

    HandsFreeLink The HFL response is, for example, Press and release the Talk button. To change from French to English, do ‘‘Quel est le nom Français pour this: After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ If there Paul’s phone ?’’ Press and Press and release the Talk button. are no paired phones without release the Talk button.

  • Page 234

    HandsFreeLink The HFL says, for example, ‘‘What is the English name for Téléphone de Paul ?’’ Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Paul’s phone. ’’ The HFL response is ‘‘What is the English name for Téléphone de Pat ?’’...

  • Page 235

    Before Driving Before you begin driving your Break-in Period ......230 vehicle, you should know what Fuel Recommendation ....230 gasoline to use and how to check the Service Station Procedures ..231 levels of important fluids. You also Refueling ........

  • Page 236

    Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation recommend, in areas where it is Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation Help assure your vehicle’s future Your vehicle is designed to operate available, the use of gasoline that reliability and performance by paying on premium unleaded gasoline with a does NOT contain manganese-based extra attention to how you drive pump octane number of 91 or higher.

  • Page 237

    Service Station Procedure Refueling TETHER Gasoline is highly flammable Push ATTACHMENT and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. Stop the engine, and keep heat, sparks, and flame away. Handle fuel only outdoors. Wipe up spills immediately. FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE LEVER FUEL FILL CAP Park with the driver’s side closest...

  • Page 238

    Service Station Procedure Stop filling the tank after the fuel Screw the fuel fill cap back on Opening and Closing the Hood nozzle automatically clicks off. Do until it clicks at least once. If you not try to ‘‘top off’’ the tank. Leave do not properly tighten the cap, HOOD RELEASE HANDLE some room for the fuel to expand...

  • Page 239

    Service Station Procedure To Close the Hood: Lift it up slightly to remove the LATCH GRIP support rod from the hole. Put the SUPPORT ROD support rod back into its holding clip. Lower the hood to about a foot (30 cm) above the fender, then let it drop.

  • Page 240

    Service Station Procedure Oil Check Engine Coolant Check RESERVE TANK UPPER MARK LOWER MARK DIPSTICK (orange handle) Park the vehicle on a level surface. Remove the dipstick again, and Look at the coolant level in the Wait a few minutes after turning the check the level.

  • Page 241

    Fuel Economy Always drive in the highest gear Improving Fuel Economy Always maintain your vehicle possible. according to the maintenance messages given by the multi- Try to maintain a constant speed. information display. See Owner’s Every time you slow down and Maintenance Checks on page speed up, your vehicle uses extra...

  • Page 242

    Accessories and Modifications Modifying your vehicle, or installing Before installing any accessory: some non-Acura accessories, can make your vehicle unsafe. Before Make sure the accessory does not Improper accessories or you make any modifications or add obscure any lights, or interfere modifications can affect your any accessories, be sure to read the vehicle’s handling, stability, and...

  • Page 243

    Accessories and Modifications Larger or smaller wheels and tires Modifying Your Vehicle Removing parts from your vehicle, can interfere with the operation of or replacing components with non- your vehicle’s anti-lock brakes and Acura components could seriously other systems. affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, and reliability.

  • Page 244

    Carrying Cargo Your vehicle has several convenient DOOR POCKET storage areas: CENTER POCKET Glove box Door pockets Trunk, including the back seats when folded down Center pocket Console compartment However, carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe.

  • Page 245

    Carrying Cargo Steps for Determining Correct Load luggage load capacity is 100 lbs. Load Limits The maximum load for your vehicle Limit: (850 750 (5 150) = 100 lbs.) is 850 lbs (385 kg) for U.S. vehicles, and 395 kg for Canadian vehicles. Locate the statement, ‘‘the Determine the combined weight This figure includes the total weight...

  • Page 246

    Carrying Cargo In addition, the total weight of the If you carry large items that Carrying Items in the Passenger vehicle, all occupants, accessories, prevent you from closing the trunk Compartment cargo, and trailer tongue load must lid, exhaust gas can enter the Store or secure all items that could not exceed the gross vehicle weight passenger area.

  • Page 247

    Driving This section gives you tips on Preparing to Drive ......242 starting the engine under various Starting the Engine ......243 conditions, and how to operate the Manual Transmission ....244 manual and automatic transmissions. Automatic Transmission ....

  • Page 248

    Preparing to Drive You should do these checks and Check the seat adjustment (see When you start the engine, check adjustments before you drive your page the gauges and indicators in the vehicle: instrument panel, and the Check the adjustment of the messages on the multi-information Make sure all windows, mirrors, inside and outside mirrors (see...

  • Page 249: Starting The Engine

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

  • Page 250

    Manual Transmission Come to a full stop before you shift into reverse. You can damage the transmission by trying to shift into Rapid slowing or speeding up reverse with the vehicle moving. can cause loss of control on Push down the clutch pedal, and slippery surfaces.

  • Page 251

    Manual Transmission Apply the parking brake, and turn Engine Speed Limiter Reverse Lockout If you exceed the maximum speed The 6-speed manual transmission the ignition key to the for the gear you are in, the engine has an electric lockout so you cannot ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) speed will enter into the tachometer’s accidentally shift from fifth to...

  • Page 252: Automatic Transmission

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

  • Page 253

    Automatic Transmission To avoid transmission damage, come battery is disconnected or goes dead, To shift from: Do this: P to R Press the brake pedal to a complete stop before shifting you cannot shift to reverse. (Refer to into Park. The shift lever must be in Shift Lock Release on page and move the lever.

  • Page 254

    Automatic Transmission This position is similar With Drive (D ) Sequential SportShift Mode to D, except only the first three the shift lever in ‘‘D’’ position, you gears are selected instead of all five. can select the Sequential SportShift Use D when towing a trailer in hilly mode to shift gears;...

  • Page 255

    Automatic Transmission The transmission may automatically Downshifting gives you more power downshift from the higher gear to when climbing, and provides engine the lower gear under the following braking when going down a steep hill. conditions: The transmission will also shift Up shift The vehicle speeds drops below automatically as the vehicle comes to...

  • Page 256

    Automatic Transmission The table shows the speed ranges Starting in Second Gear for upshifting and downshifting. To shift from Speed range When you are in Sequential SportShift mode, and the vehicle is under 31 mph stopped, push forward on the shift To shift from Speed range (50 km/h)

  • Page 257

    Automatic Transmission Engine Speed Limiter Shift Lock Release COVER If you exceed the maximum speed This allows you to move the shift for the gear you are in, the engine lever out of Park if the normal speed will enter into the tachometer’s method of pushing on the brake red zone.

  • Page 258

    Automatic Transmission Remove the key from the shift lock release slot, then reinstall the cover. Make sure the notch on the cover is on the driver’s side. Press the brake pedal, and restart the engine. If you need to use the shift lock release, it means your vehicle is developing a problem.

  • Page 259

    Parking Always use the parking brake when If the vehicle is facing uphill, turn Parking Tips you park your vehicle. Make sure Make sure the moonroof and the the front wheels away from the the parking brake is set firmly, or windows are closed.

  • Page 260

    Braking System Your vehicle is equipped with disc Check the brakes after driving Brake Wear Indicators brakes at all four wheels. A power through deep water. Apply the All four brakes have audible brake assist helps reduce the effort needed brakes moderately to see if they feel wear indicators.

  • Page 261

    Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) The anti-lock brake system (ABS) You will feel a pulsation in the brake ABS Indicator helps prevent the wheels from pedal when the ABS activates, and locking up, and helps you retain you may hear some noise. This is If this indicator comes on, the anti- steering control by pumping the normal: it is the ABS rapidly...

  • Page 262

    Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) Test your brakes as instructed on Important Safety Reminders A vehicle with ABS may require a page . If the brakes feel normal, ABS does not reduce the time or longer distance to stop on loose or drive slowly and have your vehicle distance it takes to stop the uneven surfaces, such as gravel or...

  • Page 263

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Your vehicle is equipped with a tire Although your tire pressure is Low Tire Pressure pressure monitoring system (TPMS) monitored, you must manually check Indicator that turns on every time you start the the tire pressures monthly. When the low tire pressure indicator engine and monitors the pressure in is on, one or more of your tires is...

  • Page 264

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Because tire pressure varies by Tire Pressure Monitor temperature and other conditions, the low tire pressure indicator may come on unexpectedly. For example, if you check and fill your tires in a warm area, then drive in extremely cold weather, the tire pressure will be lower than measured and could be underinflated...

  • Page 265

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) It is possible that the pressures Tire Pressure Readings shown on the multi-information display and the pressures you Canada U.S. manually measure are slightly different. If the difference is significant or you cannot make the low tire pressure indicator and message on the multi- information display go out after inflating the tires to the specified...

  • Page 266

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Never use a puncture-repairing agent Changing a Tire with TPMS Check TPMS System Message If you have a flat tire, the low tire in a flat tire. If used, you will have to indicator and tire pressure monitor replace the tire pressure sensor.

  • Page 267

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 268

    Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System The vehicle stability assist (VSA) If the indicator does not come on VSA Activation Indicator system helps to stabilize the vehicle when the ignition switch is turned to during cornering if the vehicle turns When VSA activates, you will see the the ON (II) position, there may be a more or less than desired.

  • Page 269

    Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System VSA Off Switch VSA and Tire Sizes In certain unusual conditions when Driving with varying tire or wheel your vehicle gets stuck in shallow sizes may cause the VSA to mud or fresh snow, it may be easier malfunction.

  • Page 270

    Towing a Trailer Your vehicle has been designed Load Limits primarily to carry passengers and their cargo. You can also use it to tow a trailer if you carefully observe the load limits, use the proper equipment, and follow the guidelines in this section.

  • Page 271

    Towing a Trailer To achieve a proper tongue load, Gross Axle Weight Rating Checking Loads start by loading 60 % of the load (GAWR): The best way to confirm that vehicle toward the front of the trailer and The maximum allowable weight of and trailer weights are within limits 40 % toward the rear, then re-adjust the vehicle axles is:...

  • Page 272

    Towing a Trailer Towing Equipment and Hitches Trailer Brakes Accessories Any hitch used on your vehicle must Acura recommends that any trailer Towing generally requires a variety be properly bolted to the underbody. having a total weight of 1,000 lbs of supplemental equipment, (450 kg) or more be equipped with depending on the size of your trailer,...

  • Page 273

    Towing a Trailer Ask your trailer sales or rental Trailer Lights Additional Towing Equipment Trailer lights and equipment must Many states and Canadian provinces agency if any other items are comply with federal, state, province, require special outside mirrors when recommended or required for your and local regulations.

  • Page 274

    Towing a Trailer Your vehicle tires and spare are Pre-Tow Checklist Backing Up When preparing to tow, and before properly inflated (see page Always drive slowly and have driving away, be sure to check the and the trailer tires and spare are someone guide you when backing up.

  • Page 275

    Towing a Trailer If you must stop when facing uphill, Driving Safely With a Trailer Making Turns and Braking The added weight, length, and Make turns more slowly and wider use the foot brake or parking brake. height of a trailer will affect your than normal.

  • Page 277: Table Of Contents

    Maintenance This section explains why it is Maintenance Safety ...... . 272 important to keep your vehicle well Maintenance Minder ..... 274 maintained and how to follow basic Maintenance Record ..... 284 maintenance safety precautions. Fluid Locations .......

  • Page 278

    Maintenance Safety All service items not detailed in this Make sure your vehicle is parked section should be performed by a on level ground, the parking brake certified technician or other qualified is set, and the engine is off. Improperly maintaining this mechanic.

  • Page 279

    Maintenance Safety Potential Vehicle Hazards Carbon Monoxide poison from engine exhaust. Be sure Failure to properly follow there is adequate ventilation maintenance instructions and whenever you operate the precautions can cause you to engine. be seriously hurt or killed. Burns from hot parts. Let the Always follow the procedures engine and exhaust system cool...

  • Page 280

    Maintenance Minder Your vehicle displays engine oil life The remaining engine oil life is Engine Oil Life Display and maintenance service items on shown on the display according to the multi-information display to show this table: ENGINE OIL LIFE DISPLAY you when you should have your dealer perform engine oil Calculated Engine...

  • Page 281

    Maintenance Minder To cancel the message, press the INFO button on the steering wheel. When the message appears, the system message indicator also comes on (see page ). Even after you press the INFO button to cancel the message, the indicator continues to stay on until you have the service performed.

  • Page 282

    Maintenance Minder To cancel the engine oil life display, After have the service is performed, press the SEL/RESET button to make sure to reset the display as return to the previous display. described on page The message appears on the multi- To cancel the message, press the information display each time you INFO button on the steering wheel.

  • Page 283

    Maintenance Minder Your dealer will reset the display after completing the required ‘‘SERVICE’’ MESSAGE maintenance service. You will see ‘‘OIL LIFE 100 %’’ on the lower segment of the multi-information display and the maintenance item code(s) erased the next time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.

  • Page 284

    Maintenance Minder To cancel resetting the oil life, Immediately have the service press the INFO button on the performed, and make sure to reset steering wheel to select the display as previously described. ‘‘CANCEL’’ on the display, and press the SEL/RESET button. To cancel the message, press the INFO button on the steering wheel.

  • Page 285

    Maintenance Minder Also, the percentage ‘‘0 %’’ keeps blinking on the display. U.S. CANADA This particular message is displayed when the mileage is less than 10 miles (for U.S. models) or 10 km (for Canadian models) after the engine oil life became 0 %. To cancel the engine oil life display, press the SEL/RESET button to return to the previous display.

  • Page 286

    Maintenance Minder This message is displayed when you Also, the total negative mileage drive over 10 miles (for U.S. models) keeps blinking on the display. or 10 km (for Canadian models) U.S. after seeing the 0 % message. This particular message is displayed when you drive over 10 miles (for Immediately have the service U.S.

  • Page 287

    Maintenance Minder However, service at a dealer is not U.S. Vehicles: Important Maintenance Precautions mandatory to keep your warranties Maintenance, replacement, or If you have the required service in effect. Maintenance may be done repair of emissions control done but do not reset the display, or by any qualified service facility or devices and systems may be done reset the display without doing the...

  • Page 288

    Maintenance Minder Lights Check the operation of Owner’s Maintenance Checks You should check the following the headlights, parking lights, items at the specified intervals. If taillights, high-mount brake light, you are unsure of how to perform and license plate lights monthly. any check, turn to the appropriate See page page listed.

  • Page 289

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

  • Page 290: Maintenance Record

    Maintenance Record You or the servicing dealer can record all completed maintenance here. When maintenance is performed, record the mileage, circle the coded item(s) completed, and write in any other non-coded items (such as brake fluid replacement) below the codes. Keep the receipts for all work done on your vehicle.

  • Page 291

    Maintenance Record Mileage Maintenance Signature Mileage Maintenance Signature Performed Performed Date Date...

  • Page 292: Fluid Locations

    Fluid Locations BRAKE FLUID CLUTCH FLUID (Black cap) (Manual Transmission only) (Light gray cap) ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK ENGINE OIL (Orange handle) FILL CAP WASHER FLUID AUTOMATIC (Blue cap) TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop) POWER STEERING ENGINE COOLANT FLUID (Red cap) RESERVOIR RADIATOR CAP...

  • Page 293: Adding Engine Oil

    American Petroleum Institute’s latest requirements. It is highly recommended that you use Honda Motor Oil in your vehicle for as long as you own it. Unscrew and remove the engine oil fill cap on top of the valve cover.

  • Page 294

    Adding Engine Oil Synthetic Oil You may use a synthetic motor oil if it meets the same requirements given for a conventional motor oil: it displays the API Certification Seal and it is the proper weight. You must follow the oil and filter change intervals shown on the multi- information display.

  • Page 295: Changing The Oil And Filter

    Changing the Oil and Filter Always change the oil and filter OIL DRAIN BOLT according to the maintenance messages shown on the multi- information display. The oil and filter collect contaminants that can damage your engine if they are not removed regularly.

  • Page 296

    Changing the Oil and Filter Put a new washer on the drain bolt, Turn off the engine, let it sit for OIL FILTER then reinstall the drain bolt. several minutes, then check the oil Tighten it to: level on the dipstick. If necessary, add more oil.

  • Page 297: Engine Coolant

    Engine Coolant Always use Honda Long-Life If the reserve tank is completely Adding Engine Coolant Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2. This empty, you should also check the coolant is pre-mixed with 50 % coolant level in the radiator. antifreeze and 50 % water. Never add straight antifreeze or plain water.

  • Page 298

    Engine Coolant, Windshield Washers The coolant level should be up to Windshield Washers the base of the filler neck. Add Check the fluid level in the RADIATOR CAP coolant if it is low. windshield washer reservoir at least monthly during normal use. Pour the coolant slowly and LEVEL GAUGE carefully so you do not spill any.

  • Page 299

    Windshield Washers, Transmission Fluid Canadian models only Automatic Transmission If the washer fluid is low, a ‘‘WASHER FLUID LOW’’ message Do not use engine antif reeze or a appears on the multi-information vinegar/water solution in the display. windshield washer reservoir. Antif reeze can damage your vehicle’s paint, while Fill the reservoir with a good-quality a vinegar/water solution can damage...

  • Page 300: Transmission Fluid

    Transmission Fluid Make sure the rubber cap on the Always use Honda ATF-Z1 dipstick fits in the dipstick guide (automatic transmission fluid). If it’s and that you push the dipstick in not available, you may use a all the way. DEXRON III automatic transmission fluid as a temporary Remove the dipstick and check...

  • Page 301

    Transmission Fluid After checking and adding the fluid, Manual Transmission put the under cover back in place FILLER BOLT and tighten the bolts securely. BOLT If Honda MTF is not available, you may use an SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 viscosity motor oil with the API Certification seal that says ‘‘FOR GASOLINE ENGINES’’...

  • Page 302: Brake And Clutch Fluid

    Brake and Clutch Fluid Check the fluid level in the Always use Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid reservoirs monthly. There are up to Brake Fluid DOT 3. If it is not two reservoirs, depending on the available, you should use only DOT 3 model.

  • Page 303

    Brake and Clutch Fluid, Power Steering Fluid Pour the fluid slowly and carefully Clutch Fluid Power Steering Fluid Manual Transmission only so you do not spill any. Clean up UPPER LEVEL any spill immediately; it could damage components in the engine compartment.

  • Page 304

    Lights Headlight Aiming Low Beam Headlight Bulb Replacing a High Beam Headlight The headlights were properly aimed Replacement Bulb when your vehicle was new. If you The low beam headlight bulbs are a Your vehicle has halogen headlight regularly carry heavy items in the type of high voltage discharge tube.

  • Page 305

    Lights AIR INTAKE COVER FASTENER BULB RUBBER WEATHER SEAL SOCKET HOLD-DOWN WIRE CONNECTOR Open the hood. To change a bulb Remove the electrical connector Unclip the end of the hold-down on the driver’s side, undo the from the bulb by pulling the wire from its slot.

  • Page 306

    Lights Insert the socket back into the Pull the bulb straight out of its Replacing the Turn Signal Light headlight assembly. Make sure Bulb socket. Push the new bulb straight the bulb is installed correctly by into the socket until it bottoms. looking through the headlight lens.

  • Page 307

    Lights Replacing a Front Side Marker/ HOLDING CLIPS Front Parking Light Bulb To change the bulb on the driver’s side, start the engine, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right, then turn off the engine. To change the bulb on the passenger’s side, turn the steering wheel to the left.

  • Page 308

    Lights Insert the socket back into the Replacing Rear Bulbs headlight assembly. Turn it (In Fenders) clockwise to lock it in place. Turn on the lights to test the new bulb. Put the inner fender cover in place. Install and lock each holding clip by pushing on the center.

  • Page 309

    Lights Insert the socket back into the Replacing Rear Bulbs (in Trunk Lid) light assembly. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place. BULBS Turn on the lights to test the new bulb. Reinstall the trunk lid trim. Make sure it is installed under the edge of the trunk lid seal.

  • Page 310

    Lights Replacing a High-mount Brake Side Turn Signal Light Replacing a Front Fog Light Bulb Light Bulb Each outside mirror has side turn Your vehicle uses halogen light signal lights. The lights should be bulbs. When replacing a bulb, handle replaced by your dealer.

  • Page 311

    Lights Install the new bulb into the hole and turn it one-quarter turn clockwise to lock it in place. Push the electrical connector back onto the bulb. Make sure it is on all the way. Turn on the fog lights to test the new bulb.

  • Page 312

    Seat Belts, Floor Mats Dirt build-up in the loops of the seat Seat Belts Floor Mats belt anchors can cause the belts to retract slowly. Wipe the insides of Driver’s floor LOOP the loops with a clean cloth dampened in mild soap and warm water or isopropyl alcohol.

  • Page 313

    Floor Mats, Dust and Pollen Filter If you remove a floor mat, make sure Dust and Pollen Filter to re-anchor it when you put it back This filter removes the dust and Rear passenger’s floor in your vehicle. pollen that is brought in from the outside through the climate control If you use a non-Acura floor mat, system.

  • Page 314

    Wiper Blades Check the condition of the wiper BLADE ASSEMBLY WIPER BLADES blades at least every six months. Look for signs of cracking in the rubber, or areas that are getting hard. Replace the blades if you find these signs, or if they leave streaks and unwiped areas when used.

  • Page 315

    Wiper Blades Install the new blade onto the BLADE blade assembly: Pull back either end of the blade assembly. Place the side of the blade not labeled ‘‘LOCK’’ on the end of the blade assembly, and slide the blade onto the assembly until it is fully installed.

  • Page 316

    Wheels, Tires Wheels Tires Inflation Guidelines Clean the wheels as you would the To safely operate your vehicle, your Keeping the tires properly inflated rest of the exterior. Wash them with tires must be the proper type and provides the best combination of the same solution, and rinse them size, in good condition with adequate handling, tread life, and riding...

  • Page 317

    Tires Even though your vehicle is If you check air pressures when the Recommended Tire Pressures equipped with TPMS, we tires are hot [driven for several miles The following charts show the recommend that you visually check (kilometers)], you will see readings 4 recommended cold tire pressures for your tires every day.

  • Page 318

    Tires Tire Inspection Tire Maintenance INDICATOR LOCATION MARKS Every time you check inflation, you In addition to proper inflation, should also examine the tires for correct wheel alignment helps to damage, foreign objects, and wear. decrease tire wear. If you find a tire is worn unevenly, have your dealer You should look for: check the wheel alignment.

  • Page 319

    Tires The ABS works by comparing the Tire Rotation Replacing Tires and Wheels Replace your tires with radial tires of speed of the wheels. When replacing Front the same size, load range, speed tires, use the same size originally rating, and maximum cold tire supplied with the vehicle.

  • Page 320

    Tires If you ever replace a wheel, make Wheel and Tire Specifications Winter Driving sure that the wheel’s specifications Wheel: Tires marked ‘‘M S’’ or ‘‘All match those of the original wheels. Season’’ on the sidewall have an all- 17 x 7 J (TPMS) weather tread design suitable for Also be sure you use only TPMS...

  • Page 321

    Tires When installing cables, follow the Tire Chains Mount tire chains on your tires when manufacturer’s instructions, and required by driving conditions or mount them as tight as you can. Using the wrong chains, or not local laws. Install them only on the Make sure they are not contacting properly installing chains, can front tires.

  • Page 322: Checking The Battery

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

  • Page 323

    Vehicle Storage If you need to park your vehicle for Block the rear wheels. Leave the parking brake off. Put an extended period (more than 1 the transmission in reverse month), there are several things you If the vehicle is to be stored for a (manual) or Park (automatic).

  • Page 325

    Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers the more Compact Spare Tire ...... . 320 common problems that motorists Changing a Flat Tire ..... 321 experience with their vehicles. It If Your Engine Won’t Start ... 325 gives you information about how to Jump Starting ........

  • Page 326

    Compact Spare Tire Use the compact spare tire as a Do not mount snow chains on the INDICATOR LOCATION MARK temporary replacement only. Get compact spare tire. your regular tire repaired or replaced, and put it back on your vehicle as Do not use the compact spare tire soon as you can.

  • Page 327

    Changing a Flat Tire If you have a flat tire while driving, Turn on the hazard warning lights, TRUNK FLOOR stop in a safe place to change it. and turn the ignition switch to the Drive slowly along the shoulder until LOCK (0) position.

  • Page 328

    Changing a Flat Tire EXTENSION WHEEL NUT WRENCH TOOL TRAY JACKING POINT Open the trunk. Raise the trunk Place the jack under the jacking Use the extension and the wheel floor by lifting up on the back edge. point nearest the tire you need to nut wrench as shown to raise the change.

  • Page 329

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

  • Page 330

    Changing a Flat Tire Secure the flat tire by screwing Store the wheel cover or center WING BOLT the wing bolt back into its hole. cap in the trunk. Make sure it does not get scratched or damaged. Store the jack and tools in the tool Lower the trunk floor, then close tray, and place the tool tray back the trunk lid.

  • Page 331

    If the Engine Won’t Start Diagnosing why the engine won’t Turn the ignition switch to the Nothing Happens or the Starter start falls into two areas, depending Motor Operates Very Slowly START (III) position. If the on what you hear when you turn the When you turn the ignition switch to headlights do not dim, check the ignition switch to the START (III)

  • Page 332

    If the Engine Won’t Start Do you have fuel? Check the fuel The Starter Operates Normally In this case, the starter motor’s gauge; the low fuel indicator may speed sounds normal, or even faster not be working. than normal, when you turn the ignition switch to the START (III) There may be an electrical position, but the engine does not run.

  • Page 333

    Jump Starting Although this seems like a simple To jump start your vehicle: procedure, you should take several precautions. Open the hood, and check the physical condition of the battery. In very cold weather, check the condition of the electrolyte. If it seems slushy or frozen, do not try A battery can explode if you do not follow the correct procedure,...

  • Page 334

    Jump Starting If the booster battery is in another Once your vehicle is running, vehicle, have an assistant start disconnect the negative cable from that vehicle and run it at a fast idle. your vehicle, then from the booster battery. Disconnect the Start the vehicle.

  • Page 335

    If the Engine Overheats The reading of the vehicle’s If you do not see steam or spray, temperature gauge should stay in leave the engine running and the midrange. If it climbs to the red watch the temperature gauge. If Steam and spray from an mark, you should determine the the high heat is due to overloading,...

  • Page 336

    If the Engine Overheats If you do not find an obvious leak, Using gloves or a large heavy Put the radiator cap back on check the coolant level in the cloth, turn the radiator cap tightly. Run the engine, and check radiator reserve tank.

  • Page 337

    Low Oil Pressure Indicator This indicator should never Safely pull off the road, and shut come on when the engine is off the engine. Turn on the hazard running. If it starts flashing or stays warning indicators. on, or if you see a ‘‘CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL’’...

  • Page 338

    Charging System Indicator, Malfunction Indicator Lamp If you have recently refueled your Charging System Malfunction Indicator Indicator Lamp vehicle, the indicator could come on If the charging system indicator If this indicator comes on while due to a loose or missing fuel fill cap. comes on brightly when the engine driving, or if you see a ‘‘CHECK You will also see a ‘‘TIGHTEN FUEL...

  • Page 339

    Malfunction Indicator Lamp To check if they are set, turn the Readiness Codes Your vehicle has certain ‘‘readiness ignition switch to the ON (II) codes’’ that are part of the on-board position, without starting the engine. If you keep driving with the diagnostics for the emissions The malfunction indicator lamp will malf unction indicator lamp on, you can...

  • Page 340

    Brake System Indicator U.S. Canada However, if the brake pedal does not Slow down by shifting to a lower feel normal, you should take gear, and pull to the side of the road The brake system indicator normally immediate action. A problem in one when it is safe.

  • Page 341

    Closing the Moonroof If the electric motor will not close ROUND PLUG SOCKET the moonroof, do the following: Check the fuse for the moonroof motor (see page ). If the fuse is blown, replace it with one of the same or lower rating. Try closing the moonroof.

  • Page 342

    Fuses Checking and Replacing Fuses INTERIOR UNDER-HOOD If something electrical in your vehicle stops working, the first thing you should check for is a blown fuse. Determine from the chart on pages NOTCH , or the diagram on the fuse box lid, which fuse or fuses control that device.

  • Page 343

    Fuses BLOWN BLOWN BLOWN Check each of the large fuses in Check the smaller fuses in the Look for a blown wire inside the the under-hood fuse box by under-hood fuse box and all the fuse. If it is blown, replace the fuse looking through the side window fuses in the interior fuse box by with one of the spare fuses of the...

  • Page 344

    Fuses If you replace the blown fuse with a If the driver’s power window fuse is spare fuse that has a lower rating, it removed, the AUTO function of the FUSE PULLER might blow out again. This does not driver’s window may be disabled. indicate anything wrong.

  • Page 345

    Fuse Locations UNDER-HOOD FUSE/RELAY BOX No. Amps. Circuits Protected 20 A Cooling Fan Not Used 20 A Horn, Stop 40 A Rear Defroster 40 A Back Up, ACC 15 A Hazard 30 A VSA Motor 40 A 40 A OP 1 40 A OP 2 40 A...

  • Page 346

    Fuse Locations INTERIOR FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected 20 A Passenger’s Power Seat Reclining 20 A Driver’s Power Seat Sliding 20 A Heated Seat 20 A Driver’s Power Seat Reclining 20 A Passenger’s Power Seat Sliding 15 A 15 A Fuel Pump 10 A Washer...

  • Page 347

    Emergency Towing If your vehicle needs to be towed, If, due to damage, your vehicle must call a professional towing service or be towed with the front wheels on organization. Never tow your vehicle the ground, do this: Improper towing preparation will with just a rope or chain.

  • Page 348

    Emergency Towing Trying to lif t or tow your vehicle by the The steering system can be damaged if bumpers will cause serious damage. the steering wheel is locked. Leave the The bumpers are not designed to ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) support the vehicle’s weight.

  • Page 349: Technical Information

    Technical Information The diagrams in this section give Identification Numbers ....344 Three Way Catalytic you the dimensions and capacities of Specifications ........ . 346 Converter ......355 your vehicle and the locations of the DOT Tire Quality Grading Replacement Parts ....

  • Page 350: Identification Numbers

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

  • Page 351

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

  • Page 352: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions Capacities Length 183.3 in (4,657 mm) Engine Change Width 69.4 in (1,762 mm) coolant Manual 1.43 US gal (5.4 ) Height 57.3 in (1,456 mm) Automatic 1.45 US gal (5.5 ) Wheelbase 105.1 in (2,670 mm) Total Track Front 59.6 in (1,515 mm) Manual...

  • Page 353

    Specifications Lights Battery Headlights High 12 V 55 W Capacity 12 V 36 AH/5 HR 12 V 35 W Front fog lights 12 V 55 W Fuses Front turn signal 12 V 21 W Interior See page 340 or the fuse label Front parking lights/ 12 V 3 CP...

  • Page 354

    Specifications Tires Size Front/Rear P215/50R17 93V Spare T135/80D16 101M Pressure Front 32 psi (220 kPa , 2.2 kgf/cm ) Rear 30 psi (210 kPa , 2.1 kgf/cm ) Spare 60 psi (420 kPa , 4.2 kgf/cm )

  • Page 355

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

  • Page 356

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

  • Page 357

    Tire Labeling The tires that came on your vehicle Rim diameter in inches. FW6X Tire type code. have a number of markings. Those you should be aware of are described Load index (a numerical code 2202 Date of manufacture. below. associated with the maximum load the tire can carry).

  • Page 358

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

  • Page 359

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation Your vehicle has also been equipped Always check the TPMS malfunction with a TPMS malfunction indicator telltale after replacing one or more to indicate when the system is not tires or wheels on your vehicle to operating properly.

  • Page 360

    Emissions Controls The burning of gasoline in your intake manifold. They are then The Clean Air Act vehicle’s engine produces several by- The United States Clean Air Act drawn into the engine and burned. products. Some of these are carbon sets standards for automobile monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen emissions.

  • Page 361

    Emissions Controls under all operating conditions. Exhaust Emissions Controls Replacement Parts The exhaust emissions controls The emissions control systems are include three systems: PGM-FI, designed and certified to work Ignition Timing Control System ignition timing control, and three This system constantly adjusts the together in reducing emissions to way catalytic converter.

  • Page 362

    Three Way Catalytic Converter The three way catalytic converter Keep the engine well maintained. contains precious metals that serve as catalysts, promoting chemical Have your vehicle diagnosed and reactions to convert the exhaust repaired if it is misfiring, back- gasses without affecting the metals. firing, stalling, or otherwise not The catalytic converter is referred to running properly.

  • Page 363

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

  • Page 364

    State Emissions Testing Select a nearby lightly traveled Then drive in city/suburban major highway where you can traffic for at least 10 minutes. maintain a speed of 50 to 60 mph When traffic conditions allow, let (80 to 97 km/h) for at least 20 the vehicle coast for several minutes.

  • Page 365

    Warranty and Customer Relations Customer Service Information . 360 ..Warranty Coverages ..... 361 Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Vehicle) ......362 Authorized Manuals ..... . 363...

  • Page 366

    Name of the dealer who sold the Client Services Office. vehicle to you Vortex Motor Corp. U.S. Owners: Bella International American Honda Motor Co., Inc. P.O. Box 190816 Acura Client Services San Juan, PR 00919-0816 Mail Stop 500-2N-7E 1919 Torrance Blvd.

  • Page 367

    Warranty Coverages a seat U.S. Owners Seat Belt Limited Warranty Replacement Battery Limited Your new vehicle is covered by these belt that fails to function properly is Warranty provides prorated warranties: covered by a limited warranty. coverage for a replacement battery Please read your warranty booklet purchased from your dealer.

  • Page 368

    ; or write to: http://www.saf ercar.gov Administration (NHTSA), in addition However, NHTSA cannot become Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh to notifying American Honda Motor involved in individual problems Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Co., Inc. between you, your dealer, or You can also obtain other American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

  • Page 369: Authorized Manuals

    Authorized Manuals Purchasing Factory Authorized Manuals (U.S. only) Valid only for sales within the United States. Canadian owners should contact their authorized Acura dealer. The publications shown below can be purchased from Helm Incorporated. You can order in any of three ways: ORDER TOLL FREE: 1-800-782-4356 Detach and mail the order form on the right half of this page Call Helm Inc.

  • Page 370

    Authorized Manuals Service Manual: NOTE: Dealers and Companies please provide dealer or company name, and also the name of the person to whose attention the shipment should This manual covers maintenance and recommended be sent. For purchases outside U.S.A. please write to the address shown procedures for repair to engine and chassis components.

  • Page 371

    Index How Your Side Curtain Auxiliary Input Jack ...... . 184 Airbags Work ......31 Accessories ........236 SRS Components ......23 ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Air Conditioning ......160 Position) ........128 Usage ......... . 162 Battery Accessory Power Sockets ....

  • Page 372

    Index Brakes Turn Signal Light ....300, 302 Check DRL System Message ..85 Anti-lock System (ABS) ... . 255 Bulbs, Halogen ....... 298 Check Emission System Break-in, New Linings ....230 Message ........84 Bulb Replacement ....

  • Page 373

    Index Child Seats ........36 Door · Window Setup ....110 Lockout Prevention ....130 LATCH Anchorage System ..46 Lighting Setup ......106 And Trunk Open ....11, 78 Lower Anchorage Points ... .

  • Page 374

    Index Emergencies on the Road .... . 319 Oil Life Display ....73, 274 Flat Tire, Changing a ....321 Battery, Jump Starting ....327 Oil Pressure Indicator ....331 Floor Mats ........306 Brake System Indicator ...

  • Page 375

    Index Fuses, Checking the ..... . 336 Hood, Opening and Closing the . 232 Horn ..........4, 119 Halogen Headlight Bulbs ....298 Hydraulic Clutch ......297 Hands Free Link ......211 Gas Mileage, Improving ....

  • Page 376

    Index Indicators ......... . 61 Indicators, Instrument Panel ..62 ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) . 65 Infant Restraint ....... . 41 Brake (Parking and Brake Infant Seats ........41 Key, Remove Message ....79 System) ........63 Tether Anchorage Points ..

  • Page 377

    Index Locks Messages, System ......75 Change, When to ...... . 274 Glove Box ........158 Meters, Gauges ....... . 68 Checking Engine ...... . 234 Lockout Prevention ....130 Mirrors, Adjusting ......146 Level Check Message ....

  • Page 378

    Index Parking Brake and Brake System Protecting Larger Children ... . 51 Wiper Blades ......308 Indicator ........63 Using Booster Seat ..... . 52 Replacing Seat Belts After a Message ........84 Crash ..........22 Release Parking Lever Reserve Tank, Coolant ....

  • Page 379

    Index Seat Belts Side Curtain Airbags ....9, 31 SRS Components ......23 Maintenance ........ . 22 How Your Side Curtain SRS Service ........34 Reminder Indicator and Airbags Work ......31 SRS Indicator ......32, 63 Beeper ........

  • Page 380

    Index Low Tire Pressure Checking Fluid Level, Indicator ......67, 257 Automatic ....... 293 Tachometer ........68 Required Federal Checking Fluid Level, Taillights, Changing Bulbs in ..303 Explanation ......352 Manual ........295 Taking Care of the Unexpected .

  • Page 381

    Index Used Oil, How to Dispose of ..290 Operation ........120 Wipers and Washers ....120 Wheels ..........310 Your Vehicle at a Glance ....Adjusting the Steering ....125 Your Vehicle’s Safety Features ..

  • Page 382

    Service Information Summary Gasoline: 6-speed Manual Transmission Tire Pressure (measured cold): Premium unleaded gasoline, Fluid: Front: pump octane number of 91 or Honda Manual Transmission 32 psi (220 kPa , 2.2 kgf/cm ) higher. Fluid preferred, or an SAE 10W-30 Rear: or 10W-40 motor oil as a 30 psi (210 kPa , 2.1 kgf/cm )

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