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2003 Pilot Online Reference Owner's Manual
Use these links (and links throughout this manual) to navigate through this reference.
For a printed owner's manual, click on authorized manuals or go to www.helminc.com.
Owner's Identification Form
Introduction
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A Few Words About
Safety................................................................................................................. ii
Important Handling
Information..................................................................................................... iii
Your Vehicle at a Glance.....................................................................................................................
Driver and Passenger Safety ..............................................................................................................
Proper use and care of your vehicle's seat belts, and Supplemental Restraint System.
Instruments and Controls.................................................................................................................
Instrument panel indicator and gauge, and how to use dashboard and steering column controls.
Comfort and Convenience Features ..............................................................................................
How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features.
Before Driving..................................................................................................................................
What gasoline to use, how to break-in your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo.
Driving ..............................................................................................................................................
The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park, plus towing a trailer.
Maintenance .....................................................................................................................................
The Maintenance Schedule shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer.
Appearance Care..............................................................................................................................
Tips on cleaning and protecting your vehicle. Things to look for if your vehicle ever needs body repairs.
Taking Care of the Unexpected ......................................................................................................
This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and how to handle them.
Technical Information.....................................................................................................................
ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information.
Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada) ................................................................
A summary of the warranties covering your new Acura, and how to contact us.
Authorized Manuals (U.S. only)......................................................................................................
How to order manuals and other technical literature.
Index......................................................................................................................................................
A summary of information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump.
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  • Page 1

    2003 Pilot Online Reference Owner's Manual Use these links (and links throughout this manual) to navigate through this reference. Contents For a printed owner's manual, click on authorized manuals or go to www.helminc.com. Owner's Identification Form Introduction ............................i A Few Words About Safety.........................

  • Page 2

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

  • Page 3

    This One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new Honda is to information is intended to help you read this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and avoid damage to your Honda, other convenience items.

  • Page 4

    Main Menu 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 Safety Labels on the vehicle.

  • Page 5: Important Handling Information

    Main Menu Important Handling Information Your Pilot has higher ground clearance than a passenger vehicle designed for use only on pavement. Higher ground clearance has many advantages for off-highway driving. It allows you to travel over bumps, obstacles, and rough terrain.

  • Page 6: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance INDICATOR LIGHTS (P.61) GAUGES (P.67) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.137, 153, 168) POWER DOOR LOCK SWITCHES (P.82) MIRROR CLIMATE CONTROL CONTROLS SYSTEM (P.118, 128) (P.103) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.99) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.218) FUEL FILL DOOR PARKING BRAKE REAR A/C CONTROL ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS...

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    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS HORN HAZARD WARNING (P.72/74) (P.77) LIGHTS LIGHT CONTROL VTM-4 LOCK SWITCH (P.238) (P.112) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER (P.77) CRUISE CONTROL (P.207) REMOTE AUDIO STEERING WHEEL CRUISE CONTROL WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ CONTROLS ADJUSTMENT (P.207) WASHERS (P.188) (P.78)

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    Main Menu...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Main Menu Driver and Passenger Safety This section gives you important 1. Close and Lock the Doors ..Protecting Small Children ..information about how to protect 2. Adjust the Front Seats ... Protecting Larger Children ..yourself and your passengers. It 3.

  • Page 10: Important Safety Precautions

    Table of Contents Main Menu Important Safety Precautions You’ll find many safety Be Aware of Airbag Hazards Control Your Speed recommendations throughout this While airbags can save lives, they Excessive speed is a major factor in section, and throughout this manual. can cause serious or fatal injuries to crash injuries and deaths.

  • Page 11: Your Vehicle's Safety Features, Driver And Passenger Safety

    Table of Contents Main Menu Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash. (10) Some safety features do not require any action on your part. These include a strong steel framework that forms a safety cage around the passenger compartment;...

  • Page 12: Seat Belts

    Table of Contents Main Menu Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Seat Belts In addition, most states and all Help keep you from being thrown For your safety, and the safety of Canadian provinces require you to against the inside of the vehicle your passengers, your vehicle is wear seat belts.

  • Page 13: Airbags

    Table of Contents Main Menu Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Airbags Airbags do not replace seat belts. They are designed to supplement the seat belts. Airbags offer no protection in rear impacts, rollovers, or minor frontal or side collisions. Airbags can pose serious hazards. To do their job, airbags must inflate with tremendous force and speed.

  • Page 14: Seats & Seat-backs, Head Restraints, Door Locks

    Table of Contents Main Menu Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Seats & Seat-Backs Move the front Door Locks What you should do: Your vehicle’s seats are designed to seats as far back as possible, and Keeping your doors locked reduces keep you in a comfortable, upright keep adjustable seat-backs in an the chance of being thrown out of position so you can take full...

  • Page 15: Pre-drive Safety Checklist

    Table of Contents Main Menu Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Pre-Drive Safety Checklist Head restraints are properly To make sure you and your adjusted (see page passengers get the maximum protection from your vehicle’s safety All doors and the tailgate are features, check the following each closed and locked (see page time before you drive away:...

  • Page 16: Protecting Adults, Close And Lock The Doors, Adjust The Front Seats

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults Introduction Adjust the Front Seats The following pages provide instructions on how to properly protect the driver and other adult occupants. Your vehicle has a door and tailgate These instructions also apply to monitor light on the instrument children who have outgrown child panel to indicate when a specific...

  • Page 17: Adjust The Seat-backs

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults To reduce the chance of injury, wear Adjust the Seat-Backs your seat belt properly, sit upright Sitting too close to a front with your back against the seat, and airbag can result in serious move the seat away from the injury or death if the front steering wheel to the farthest...

  • Page 18: Adjust The Head Restraints

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults A front passenger should also adjust Adjust the Head Restraints the seat-back to an upright position, Reclining the seat-back too far but as far from the dashboard as can result in serious injury or possible.

  • Page 19: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults Fasten and Position the Seat Belts Improperly positioning head Insert the latch plate into the buckle, restraints reduces their then tug on the belt to make sure the effectiveness and you can be belt is securely latched.

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    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults If necessary, pull up on the belt again If the seat belt touches or crosses To adjust the height of a front seat to remove any slack from the your neck, or if it crosses your arm belt anchor, squeeze the two release shoulder part, then check that the instead of your shoulder, you need to...

  • Page 21

    Anyone using a seat belt that is not working properly can be seriously injured or killed. Have your Honda dealer check the belt as soon as possible. See page for additional information about your seat belt system and how to take care of your belts.

  • Page 22: Adjust The Steering Wheel, Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults In addition, an occupant who is out of Adjust the Steering Wheel Maintain a Proper Sitting Position position in the front seat can be After all occupants have adjusted seriously or fatally injured by their seats and put on seat belts, it is striking interior parts of the vehicle, very important that they continue to...

  • Page 23: Advice For Pregnant Women, Additional Safety Precautions

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults Advice for Pregnant Women Pregnant women should also sit Additional Safety Precautions upright and as far back as possible Never let passengers ride in the from the steering wheel or cargo area or on top of a folded- dashboard.

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    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults Do not put any accessories on seat Keep your hands and arms away Do not attach hard objects on or Devices intended to improve If your If a side airbag belts. from the airbag covers. near a front door.

  • Page 25: Protecting Children, All Children Must Be Restrained

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children All Children Must Be Restrained Each year, many children are injured Children who are unrestrained or killed in vehicle crashes because or improperly restrained can be they are either unrestrained or not seriously injured or killed in a properly restrained.

  • Page 26: Children Should Sit In The Back Seat

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children Additional Precautions to Parents Children Should Sit in the Back Seat Never hold an infant or child on If you are not wearing a According to accident statistics, your lap. seat belt in a crash, you could be children of all ages and sizes are thrown forward into the safer when they are restrained in the...

  • Page 27

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children The Passenger’s Front Airbag Small Children Poses Serious Risks to Children Placing a forward-facing child seat in Front airbags have been designed to the front seat of a vehicle equipped help protect adults in a moderate to with a passenger’s front airbag can severe frontal collision.

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    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children U.S. Models Canadian Models To remind you of the passenger’s To remind you of the front airbag front airbag hazards, and that hazards, your vehicle has warning children must be properly restrained labels on the driver’s and front in a back seat, your vehicle has passenger’s visors.

  • Page 29: If You Must Drive With Several Children, If A Child Requires Close Attention

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children If You Must Drive with Several If a Child Requires Close Additional Safety Precautions Children Attention Use childproof door locks to Your vehicle has two rows of back Many parents say they prefer to put prevent children from opening the seats where children can be properly an infant or small child in the front...

  • Page 30: General Guidelines For Using Child Seats

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children General Guidelines for Using Do not leave children alone in your Leaving children without Child Seats vehicle. adult supervision is illegal in most The following pages give general states and Canadian provinces, guidelines for selecting and installing and can be very hazardous.

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    However, Honda is confident that one or more child seat models can fit and be properly installed in all recommended seating positions in...

  • Page 32

    Placing a Child Seat Front Passenger’s Seat This page briefly summarizes Never in the front seat, due Infants: Honda’s recommendations on where to the front airbag hazard. to place rear-facing and forward- facing child seats in your vehicle. Not recommended, Small children: due to the front airbag hazard.

  • Page 33

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children To provide security during normal Installing a Child Seat Secure the child in the child seat. After selecting a proper child seat, driving maneuvers as well as during Make sure the child is properly and a good position to install the seat, a collision, we recommend that strapped in the child seat...

  • Page 34: Protecting Infants

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children Protecting Infants Rear-Facing Child Seat Placement In this vehicle, a rear-facing child Placing a rear-facing child seat seat can be placed in any seating in the front seat can result in position in a back seat, but not in the serious injury or death if the front seat.

  • Page 35

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children Installing a Rear-Facing Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Belt The lap/shoulder belts in the back seats have a locking mechanism that must be activated to secure a child seat. The following pages provide instructions on how to secure a rear- facing child seat with this type of seat belt.

  • Page 36

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children After the belt has retracted, tug on it. If the belt is locked, you will not be able to pull it out. If you can pull the belt out, it is not locked and you will need to repeat these steps.

  • Page 37

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children To deactivate the locking mechanism and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract. Driver and Passenger Safety...

  • Page 38

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children When properly installed, a rear- Rear-Facing Child Seat Installation facing child seat may prevent the Tips driver or a front-seat passenger from moving the seat as far back as recommended (see page ). Or it may prevent them from locking the seat-back in the desired upright position (see page...

  • Page 39: Protecting Small Children

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children Protecting Small Children Of the different seats available, we Child Seat Placement recommend those that have a five- In this vehicle, the best place to point harness system as shown. install a forward-facing child seat is in one of the seating positions in a We also recommend that a small back seat.

  • Page 40

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/ Shoulder Belt Improperly placing a forward- The lap/shoulder belts in the outer facing child seat in the front back and front passenger seating seat can result in serious injury positions have a locking mechanism or death if the front airbags that must be activated to secure a...

  • Page 41

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children To activate the lockable retractor, After confirming that the belt is Push and pull the child seat slowly pull the shoulder part of the locked, grab the shoulder part of forward and from side to side to belt all the way out until it stops, the belt near the buckle and pull verify that it is secure enough to...

  • Page 42: Protecting Larger Children

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children To deactivate the locking Protecting Larger Children mechanism in order to remove a When a child reaches the Allowing a larger child to sit child restraint system, unlatch the recommended weight or height limit improperly in the front seat can buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let for a forward-facing child seat, the...

  • Page 43

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children thighs as shown, the child is Checking Seat Belt Fit Do not let a child put the shoulder probably big enough to wear the seat part of a seat belt behind the back or belt.

  • Page 44

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children A child should continue using a The back seat is the safest place for Using a Booster Seat booster seat until the child exceeds a child of any age or size. the booster seat manufacturer’s requirements.

  • Page 45

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children If you decide that a child can safely Physical Size Physically, a child must be large ride up front, be sure to: enough for the lap/shoulder belt to properly fit over the hips, chest, and Carefully read the owner’s manual shoulder (see pages ).

  • Page 46: Using Child Seats With Tethers

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children Using Child Seats with Tethers Second Seat Installation: Third Seat Installation: Your vehicle has attachment points for a tether-style child seat to be installed on the second or third row as shown. Since a tether can provide additional security, we recommend using a tether whenever one is required or available.

  • Page 47

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children Lift the head restraint, then route Attach the tether strap hook to the the tether strap over the seat-back tether attachment point, and tighten between the legs of the head the strap according to the child seat restraint.

  • Page 48: Using Latch

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children The exact location of each lower Using LATCH anchorage is marked with a small circle above the lower anchorage point. MARKS To install a LATCH-compatible child seat: Move the seat belt buckle or seat belt tongue away from the lower anchors.

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    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children Lower Universal Anchorage System Symbol FLEXIBLE TYPE Follow the child seat maker’s Attach the attaching clip to the instructions for any additional tether anchor fitting and tighten This symbol on rear or forward advice on adjusting or tightening the strap according to the child facing child seats or booster...

  • Page 50: Additional Information About Your Seat Belts, Seat Belt System Components, Lap/shoulder Belt

    Table of Contents Main Menu Additional Information About Your Seat Belts The lap/shoulder belts goes over Seat Belt System Components Lap/Shoulder Belt Your seat belt system includes lap/ your shoulder, across your chest, shoulder belts in all eight seating and across your hips. positions.

  • Page 51

    Table of Contents Main Menu Additional Information About Your Seat Belts To fasten the belt, insert the latch The seat belts in all seating positions plate into the buckle, then tug on the except the driver’s have an additional belt to make sure the buckle is locking mechanism that must be latched.

  • Page 52: Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

    Table of Contents Main Menu Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners If your airbags inflate, the tensioners immediately tighten the front seat belts to help hold the occupants in place. The belts will remain tight until you unbuckle them in the normal way.

  • Page 53: Seat Belt Maintenance

    Honda provides a lifetime warranty it must be replaced by the dealer. A condition of your seat belts regularly. on seat belts. Honda will repair or belt that has been worn during a replace any seat belt component that crash may not provide the same level...

  • Page 54: Additional Information About Your Airbags, Srs Components, How Your Front Airbags Work

    Table of Contents Main Menu Additional Information About Your Airbags ignition is ON (II). SRS Components How Your Front Airbags Work Your Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) includes: An indicator light on the instrument panel that alerts you to Two front airbags. The driver’s a possible problem with the airbag is stored in the center of system (see page...

  • Page 55

    Table of Contents Main Menu Additional Information About Your Airbags During a frontal crash, your seat After a crash, you may see what belts help restrain your lower body looks like smoke. This is actually and torso. Your airbag provides a powder from the airbag’s surface.

  • Page 56: How Your Side Airbags Work

    Table of Contents Main Menu Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Side Airbags Work If you ever have a moderate to To get the best protection from the severe side impact, the sensors will side airbags, front seat occupants detect rapid deceleration and signal should wear their seat belts and sit the control unit to instantly inflate...

  • Page 57: How The Srs Indicator Light Works

    See your Honda dealer as soon as possible. Driver and Passenger Safety...

  • Page 58: How The Side Airbag Cutoff Indicator Light Works

    Although Honda does not encourage children to ride in the front, this system is designed to shut off the side airbag if a child leans sideways and the child’s head is in the side...

  • Page 59: Airbag Service, Additional Safety Precautions

    Do not expose the front seat-backs any airbag by yourself. This must to water. If rain or spilled water be done by a Honda dealer or a soaks into a seat-back, it can knowledgeable body shop. prevent the side airbag system from working properly.

  • Page 60: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Table of Contents Main Menu Carbon Monoxide Hazard Your vehicle’s exhaust contains With the tailgate open, air flow can carbon monoxide gas. You should pull exhaust gas into your vehicle’s Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. have no problem with carbon interior and create a hazardous Breathing it can cause monoxide entering the vehicle in...

  • Page 61: Safety Labels

    They warn you of potential U.S. models only U.S. models hazards that could cause serious injury. Read these labels carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda dealer for a replacement. HOOD Canadian models RADIATOR CAP BATTERY LABEL...

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    Main Menu...

  • Page 63: Instruments And Controls

    Indicator Lights ....... Seats ..........contribute to the daily operation of Gauges ..........Power Seat Adjustments .... your Honda. All the essential Controls Near the Steering Driver’s Lumbar Support ... controls are within easy reach. Wheel ........Manual Seat Adjustments ..

  • Page 64

    Table of Contents Main Menu Control Locations INDICATOR LIGHTS (P.61) GAUGES (P.67) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.137, 153. 168) POWER DOOR LOCK SWITCHES (P.82) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.118, 128) MIRROR CONTROLS (P.103) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.99) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.218) FUEL FILL DOOR PARKING BRAKE REAR A/C CONTROL ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET...

  • Page 65: Indicator Lights

    Table of Contents Main Menu Indicator Lights PARKING BRAKE SEAT BELT REMINDER LIGHT AND BRAKE SYSTEM (P.62) INDICATOR (P.63) BRAKE LAMP INDICATOR (P.64) SIDE AIRBAG CUTOFF INDICATOR CRUISE CONTROL (P.62) INDICATOR (P.65) MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (P.349) LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P.62) LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P.65) CHARGING SYSTEM...

  • Page 66

    Table of Contents Main Menu Indicator Lights The instrument panel has many Malfunction Indicator Supplemental Restraint indicators to give you important Lamp System Indicator information about your vehicle. See page This indicator lights when you turn the ignition switch ON (II). If it Seat Belt Reminder Light Low Oil Pressure comes on at any other time, it...

  • Page 67

    Table of Contents Main Menu Indicator Lights Immobilizer System U.S. Canada U.S. Canada Indicator This indicator comes on for a few Parking Brake and Brake System Anti-lock Brake System seconds when you turn the ignition Indicator (ABS) Indicator switch ON (II). It will then go off if This light has two functions: This light normally comes on for a you have inserted a properly-coded...

  • Page 68

    Table of Contents Main Menu Indicator Lights Turn Signal and Brake Lamp Indicator Door and Tailgate Open Monitor Hazard Warning Indicators If a brake light does not work, the The left or right turn signal light BRAKE LAMP indicator comes on blinks when you signal a lane change when you push the brake pedal with or turn.

  • Page 69

    Table of Contents Main Menu Indicator Lights ‘‘Daytime Running High Beam Indicator Washer Level Indicator Lights’’ Indicator This light comes on with the high Canadian models only Canadian models only This indicator lights when you turn beam headlights. See page This light comes on when the the ignition switch to ON (II) with information on the headlight...

  • Page 70

    Table of Contents Main Menu Indicator Lights A/T Temperature VTM-4 Indicator Indicator This indicator monitors the This light normally comes on for a temperature of the automatic few seconds when you turn the transmission fluid. The indicator ignition switch ON (II). If this light should come on for a few seconds comes on at any other time, there is when you turn the ignition switch...

  • Page 71

    Table of Contents Main Menu Gauges Odometer TACHOMETER SPEEDOMETER FUEL GAUGE TEMPERATURE The odometer shows the total dis- GAUGE tance your vehicle has been driven. It measures miles in U.S. models and kilometers in Canadian models. It is illegal under U.S. federal law and Canadian provincial regulations to disconnect, reset, or alter the odometer with the intent to change...

  • Page 72

    Table of Contents Main Menu Gauges To reset a trip meter, display it and Trip Meter Fuel Gauge then press and hold the Select/Reset This shows how much fuel you have. button until the number resets to It is most accurate when the vehicle ‘‘0.0’’.

  • Page 73

    If this maintenance is two seconds when you turn the done by someone other than your ignition switch ON (II). Honda dealer, reset the indicator as follows. Between 6,000 miles (9,600 km) and 7,500 miles (12,000 km) this Turn off the engine.

  • Page 74

    Table of Contents Main Menu Gauges Outside Temperature Indicator On EX model This indicator displays the outside temperature in Fahrenheit in U.S. models, and in Centigrade in Canadian models. To see the outside temperature, press and release the Select/Reset button until the temperature is displayed.

  • Page 75: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    Table of Contents Main Menu Controls Near the Steering Wheel The two levers on the steering column contain controls for driving HEADLIGHTS/ HORN TURN SIGNALS features you use most often. The left HAZARD (P.72/74) WARNING VTM-4 LOCK lever controls the turn signals, LIGHTS (P.238) headlights, and high beams.

  • Page 76

    Table of Contents Main Menu Controls Near the Steering Wheel Headlights If you leave the lights on with the ignition switch in ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0), you will hear a reminder chime when you open the driver’s door. The rotating switch on the left lever To flash the high beams, pull the controls the lights.

  • Page 77

    Table of Contents Main Menu Controls Near the Steering Wheel Automatic Lighting Off Feature The lights will turn on again when Instrument Panel Brightness On EX model you unlock or open the driver’s door. The Automatic Lighting Off feature If you unlock the door, but do not INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS CONTROL KNOB turns off the headlights, fog lights,...

  • Page 78

    Table of Contents Main Menu Controls Near the Steering Wheel To signal a lane change, push lightly Turn Signals Windshield Wipers on the turn signal lever in the proper direction and hold it. The lever will return to the center position as soon as you release it.

  • Page 79

    Table of Contents Main Menu Controls Near the Steering Wheel In intermittent, the wipers operate every few seconds. The sweep interval will change slightly with speed; getting shorter as you drive faster. In low speed and high speed, the wipers run continuously. You can vary how often the wipers To operate the wipers in mist mode, sweep the windshield by turning the...

  • Page 80

    Table of Contents Main Menu Controls Near the Steering Wheel Windshield Washers Rear Window Wiper and Washer Hazard Warning To clean the windshield, pull back on To turn on the rear window wiper, Push the red button to turn on the the wiper control lever.

  • Page 81

    Table of Contents Main Menu Controls Near the Steering Wheel Rear Window Defogger EX model LX model The rear window defogger will clear Make sure the rear window is clear fog, frost, and thin ice from the and you have good visibility before window.

  • Page 82

    Table of Contents Main Menu Controls Near the Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Adjustment Push the lever up to lock the See page for important safety steering wheel in that position. information about how to properly position the steering wheel. Make sure you have securely locked the steering wheel in place Make any steering wheel adjustment by trying to move it up and down.

  • Page 83: Keys And Locks

    Do not drop the keys or set heavy need to replace a key, use only objects on them. Honda-approved key blanks. Keep the keys away from liquids. Your vehicle comes with two master If they get wet, dry them immedi- keys and a valet key.

  • Page 84

    A properly- key or other metal object is near the contact your Honda dealer. coded master or valet key must be ignition switch when you insert the used in the ignition switch for the key.

  • Page 85

    Table of Contents Main Menu Keys and Locks Ignition Switch LOCK (0) You can insert or As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the remove the key only in this position. To switch from ACCESSORY to FCC rules.

  • Page 86

    Table of Contents Main Menu Keys and Locks In this position, Use this position ACCESSORY (I) START (III) Power Door Locks you can operate the audio system only to start the engine. The switch and the accessory power sockets. returns to ON (II) when you let go of MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH the key.

  • Page 87

    Table of Contents Main Menu Keys and Locks the remaining doors and the tailgate, Lockout Prevention push the lock tab down or push the If you forget and leave the key in the master switch down, then close the ignition switch, Lockout Prevention LOCK TAB door.

  • Page 88

    Table of Contents Main Menu Keys and Locks Remote Transmitter When you push the LOCK button a go off immediately. second time within 5 seconds after you have locked the doors, you will If you unlock the doors and the LOCK BUTTON hear a beep to verify that the...

  • Page 89

    Table of Contents Main Menu Keys and Locks Panic Mode Replacing the Battery Panic mode allows you to remotely activate your vehicle’s horn and BATTERY lights to attract attention. When activated, the horn will sound, and the headlights, parking lights, side ROUND COVER marker lights, taillights and...

  • Page 90

    This device complies with Industry programmed to your vehicle’s Canada Standard RSS-210. system by your Honda dealer. Any Operation is subject to the following two other transmitters you have will also conditions: (1) this device may not cause need to be reprogrammed.

  • Page 91

    Table of Contents Main Menu Keys and Locks Childproof Door Locks Tailgate LOCK LEVER HANDLE The childproof door locks are To open the tailgate, pull the handle, See page for information on designed to prevent children seated then lift up the tailgate. cargo loading.

  • Page 92

    Table of Contents Main Menu Keys and Locks 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 Open the glove box by pulling the bottom of the handle.

  • Page 93

    Table of Contents Main Menu Seats Power Seat Adjustments See pages for important safety information and warnings about how to properly position seats and seat-backs. The EX model has a power adjustable driver’s seat. The two power seat adjustment switches are on the outside edge of the seat bottom.

  • Page 94

    Table of Contents Main Menu Seats Driver’s Lumbar Support On EX model Pull the center of the horizontal Adjust the seat-back angle by switch up to raise the seat. Push it pushing the rear switch in the down to lower the seat. direction you want to move.

  • Page 95

    Table of Contents Main Menu Seats Manual Seat Adjustments See pages for important safety information and warnings about how to properly position seats and seat-backs. Make all seat adjustments before you start driving. To adjust the seat forward and To change the seat-back angle of the backward, pull up on the lever under front seats, pull up on the lever on the seat cushion’s front edge.

  • Page 96

    Table of Contents Main Menu Seats Driver’s Seat Manual Height Second and Third Row Seat Adjustment Adjustments SECOND THIRD SEAT SEAT HANDLE On LX model To change the seat-back angle of the To adjust the seat-back angle of the The height of your driver’s seat is seats in the second row, pull up on third seat, pull on the handle on the adjustable.

  • Page 97

    Table of Contents Main Menu Seats To remove a head restraint for Head Restraints See page for important safety cleaning or repair, pull it up as far as it will go. Push the release button information and a warning about how to properly position the head restraints.

  • Page 98

    Table of Contents Main Menu Seats Rear Seat Access Folding the Second Seat The left and right halves of the second seat can be folded up separately to create more cargo space. If you are folding the left half of the seat, use the ignition key to release the center seat belt from the detachable anchor.

  • Page 99

    Table of Contents Main Menu Seats Folding the Third Seat To create more cargo space, you can Store the head restraints in the Use the ignition key to release the fold the third seat forward. storage compartment under the seat belt from the detachable To fold the third seat: cargo area floor.

  • Page 100

    Table of Contents Main Menu Seats Make sure you clip the small latch plate of each outer shoulder belt to the seat belt webbing whenever the third seat is folded. Reverse this procedure to return the seat to the upright position. Make sure the seat is locked securely before driving.

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    Table of Contents Main Menu Seats Detachable Anchors SMALL LATCH PLATE The seat belts in the center seat of the second row and in all of the third row seats are equipped with a detachable seat belt anchor that allows the seat belt to be unlatched when the seats are folded down.

  • Page 102: Seat Heaters

    Table of Contents Main Menu Seat Heaters The HI or LO indicator lights and Follow these precautions whenever On Canadian EX model with leather seats remains lit until you turn it off by you use the seat heaters: pushing the opposite side of the SEAT HEATERS switch lightly.

  • Page 103: Power Windows

    Table of Contents Main Menu Power Windows Your vehicle’s windows are The driver’s door armrest has a DRIVER’S WINDOW MAIN SWITCH electrically-powered. Turn the master power window control panel. SWITCH ignition switch to ON (II) to raise or To open any of the passenger’s lower any window.

  • Page 104

    Table of Contents Main Menu Power Windows The master control panel also con- The MAIN switch controls power to tains these extra features: the front passenger’s window and Closing a power window on the rear power windows. With this someone’s hands or fingers can AUTO To open the driver’s switch off, the passenger’s windows...

  • Page 105

    Pull back on the driver’s window switch to close the window completely, then hold the switch for a second or two more. If the power windows do not operate properly after resetting, have your vehicle checked by a Honda dealer. Instruments and Controls...

  • Page 106

    Table of Contents Main Menu Mirrors Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. Be sure to adjust the mirrors before you start driving. The inside mirror has day and night positions. The night position reduces glare from headlights behind you.

  • Page 107

    Table of Contents Main Menu Mirrors Adjusting the Power Mirrors HEATED MIRROR BUTTON SELECTOR SWITCH ADJUSTMENT SWITCH Adjust the outside mirrors with the Push the appropriate edge of the Available on Canadian models adjustment switch on the driver’s adjustment switch to move the The outside mirrors are heated to re- door armrest: mirror right, left, up, or down.

  • Page 108: Parking Brake

    Table of Contents Main Menu Parking Brake Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and axles. PARKING BRAKE PEDAL To apply the parking brake, push the parking brake pedal down with your foot. To release the parking brake, push on the pedal again.

  • Page 109: Beverage Holders

    Table of Contents Main Menu Beverage Holders Second Row Center Armrest To open the front beverage holder, Be careful when you are using the push the lock lever and slide the lid beverage holders. A spilled liquid The second row seat has a beverage forward.

  • Page 110

    Table of Contents Main Menu Beverage Holders Rear Door Pocket Third Row Seat Armrest Instruments and Controls...

  • Page 111

    Table of Contents Main Menu Console Compartment, Cargo Hooks Console Compartment Cargo Hooks To open the console compartment, You can store a cellular phone, a The hooks on the floor of the cargo pull up on the lever and lift the lid. small notepad, and business cards in area enable you to tie down items To close, lower the lid and push it...

  • Page 112: Sunglasses Holder

    Table of Contents Main Menu Sunglasses Holder To open the sunglasses holder, push Some larger styles of sunglasses on the front edge. It will unlatch and may not fit in the holder. swing down. To close it, push it until it latches.

  • Page 113

    Table of Contents Main Menu Sun Visor, Vanity Mirror Make sure you put the sun visor Sun Visor Vanity Mirror back in place when you are getting EXTENSION into or out of the vehicle. Do not use the sun visor extension over the rear view mirror.

  • Page 114: Accessory Power Sockets

    Table of Contents Main Menu Accessory Power Sockets FRONT Your vehicle has four accessory To use the socket in the console These sockets are intended to supply power sockets. The front accessory compartment, pull the cover up. power for 12 volt DC accessories power socket is located under the that are rated 120 watts or less (10 audio system.Two more sockets are...

  • Page 115

    Table of Contents Main Menu Accessory Power Sockets, Coin Box, Coat Hook Coin Box Coat Hook The rear socket has a maximum power rating of 120 watts (10 amps.) The coin box is located under the The second and third row grab rails audio system.

  • Page 116: Interior Lights

    Table of Contents Main Menu Interior Lights When this switch is in the OFF When the switch is in the Door Light Control Switch position: Activated position: None of the lights come on when a The individual map lights in the door or the tailgate is opened.

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    Table of Contents Main Menu Interior Lights The lights go out about six seconds When the switch is in the ON after all the doors and the tailgate position: are closed. All the individual map lights come on With the light control switch in the and stay on as long as the switch Door Activated position, all the remains in the ON position.

  • Page 118

    Table of Contents Main Menu Interior Lights Individual Map Lights Tailgate Light FRONT GRAB RAIL Turn on the front individual map Turn on the grab rail light by The light in the tailgate has an on-off lights by pushing the button next to pushing the lens on each light.

  • Page 119

    Table of Contents Main Menu Interior Lights Ignition Switch Light Courtesy Lights The ignition switch light comes on The courtesy lights in the front when you open the driver’s door, and doors come on whenever you open stays on several seconds after you either front door.

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    Main Menu...

  • Page 121: Comfort And Convenience Features

    Main Menu Comfort and Convenience Features Heating and Cooling ..... Audio System (EX) ....... Operating the Cassette What Each Control Does ..AM/FM/Cassette/CD Audio Player ........How to Use the System .... System ........Caring for the Cassette To Turn Everything Off ..

  • Page 122: Heating And Cooling

    Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling On LX model Proper use of the Heating and TEMPERATURE RECIRCULATION REAR WINDOW FAN CONTROL Cooling system can make the CONTROL DIAL BUTTON DEFOGGER BUTTON DIAL interior dry and comfortable, and keep the windows clear for best visibility.

  • Page 123

    Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling Recirculation Button Mode Control Dial When you select This button controls the source of Use the MODE control dial to select the system automatically switches to the air going into the system. When the vents the air flows from.

  • Page 124

    Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling Vent Controls CENTER VENTS REAR CENTER VENT CORNER VENT You can adjust the direction of the The direction of the air coming from You can also adjust the direction of air coming from the center the corner vents can be adjusted by the air coming from the rear center dashboard vents by moving the tab...

  • Page 125

    Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling Comfort and Convenience Features...

  • Page 126

    Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling How to Use the System RECIRCULATION REAR WINDOW FAN CONTROL TEMPERATURE This section covers how to set up the CONTROL DIAL BUTTON DEFOGGER BUTTON DIAL system controls for ventilation, heating, cooling, dehumidifying, and defrosting.

  • Page 127

    Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling When the interior has cooled down Ventilation To Cool with A/C The flow-through ventilation system Turn on the A/C by pressing the to a more comfortable temperature, draws in outside air, circulates it button.

  • Page 128

    Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling To Heat To warm the interior: Start the engine. REAR WINDOW FAN CONTROL TEMPERATURE RECIRCULATION DEFOGGER BUTTON DIAL BUTTON CONTROL DIAL Select and Fresh Air mode. Set the fan to the desired speed. Adjust the warmth of the air with the temperature control dial.

  • Page 129

    Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling To remove exterior frost or ice from To Heat and Dehumidify with Air To Defog and Defrost To remove fog from the inside of the the windshield and side windows Conditioning Air conditioning, as it cools, removes windows: after the vehicle has been sitting out moisture from the air.

  • Page 130

    Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling These settings direct all the air flow to the defroster vents at the base of the windshield and the side window defroster vents. The air flow will get REAR WINDOW FAN CONTROL TEMPERATURE RECIRCULATION DEFOGGER BUTTON...

  • Page 131

    Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling Rear A/C Unit To Turn Everything Off Your vehicle also has a rear A/C unit To shut off the system temporarily, that allows the rear passengers to turn the fan speed and temperature adjust the heating, cooling, and fan control dials all the way to the left.

  • Page 132: Climate Control System

    Climate Control System On EX model The automatic climate control CENTER VENTS CORNER VENT system in your Honda picks the proper combination of air condi- tioning, heating, and ventilation to maintain the interior temperature you select. The system also adjusts the fan speed and air flow levels.

  • Page 133

    Main Menu Table of Contents Climate Control System REAR CENTER VENT Comfort and Convenience Features...

  • Page 134

    Main Menu Table of Contents Climate Control System Fully-automatic Operation AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON FAN CONTROL To put the Automatic Climate BUTTONS Control in fully-automatic mode, MODE BUTTON press the AUTO button and set the desired temperature by turning the temperature control dial. You will see FULL AUTO in the system’s display.

  • Page 135

    Main Menu Table of Contents Climate Control System Semi-automatic Operation Recirculation Button Fan Control Buttons You can manually select various This button controls the source of You can manually select the fan functions of the Climate Control the air going into the system. When speed by pressing the fan control system when it is in FULL AUTO.

  • Page 136

    Main Menu Table of Contents Climate Control System Mode Buttons Use the MODE button to select the vents the air flows from. Some air will flow from the dashboard corner vents in all modes. Each time you press the MODE button, the display shows the mode selected.

  • Page 137

    Main Menu Table of Contents Climate Control System button directs the main air flow to the windshield for faster defrosting. It also overrides any MODE selection you may have made. When you select , the A/C turns on automatically and the system selects Fresh Air mode.

  • Page 138

    Main Menu Table of Contents Climate Control System Sunlight Sensor/Temperature Sensor TEMPERATURE SENSOR SUNLIGHT SENSOR The climate control system has two sensors. A sunlight sensor is located in the top of the dashboard and a temperature sensor is next to the steering column.

  • Page 139

    Main Menu Table of Contents Climate Control System Rear A/C Unit On EX model REAR A/C REAR CENTER VENT REAR A/C PASSENGER CONTROL DIAL CONTROL BUTTON Your vehicle has two controls for the rear A/C unit. The rear A/C control button is located on the climate control panel, and the rear A/C passenger control dial is on the back...

  • Page 140

    Main Menu Table of Contents Climate Control System Rear A/C Control Button Rear A/C Passenger Control Dial On LX model On EX model On EX model With the passenger control dial on the back of the center console, you CONTROL DIAL can adjust the rear temperature AUTO BUTTON independently of the front.

  • Page 141: Audio System

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System AM/FM/CD Audio System On LX model Your Honda’s audio system provides clear reception on both AM and FM bands, while the preset buttons allow you to easily select your favorite stations. Operating the Radio...

  • Page 142

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System You can use any of five methods to SEEK The SEEK function SCAN The SCAN function find radio stations on the selected searches the band for a station with samples all the stations with strong band: TUNE, SEEK, SCAN, AUTO a strong signal.

  • Page 143

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System You can store the Preset AM/FM BUTTON STEREO INDICATOR frequencies of your favorite radio SCAN INDICATOR stations in the six preset buttons. Each button will store one frequency on the AM band, and two frequencies on the FM band.

  • Page 144

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System AUTO SELECT If you are AUTO SELECT INDICATOR SCAN BUTTON traveling far from home and can no longer receive the stations you preset, you can use the Auto Select feature to find stations in the local area.

  • Page 145

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Adjusting the Sound Adjustment Level Bass, Treble, Balance, and Fader are each adjustable. You select which of these you want to adjust by pressing the TUNE knob. The mode changes from BAS to TRE to FAD to BAL, and then back to the selected audio mode, each time you press the TUNE knob.

  • Page 146

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Digital Clock CLOCK BUTTON The audio system display usually shows the time when the ignition switch is in ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II). It shows the operation mode of the radio, CD player, or optional cassette player or CD changer when you operate them, then goes back to the time display after five seconds.

  • Page 147

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Radio Frequencies and Reception CD/TAPE BUTTON REPEAT INDICATOR For information, see page AM/FM BUTTON RPT BUTTON CD SLOT Audio System Lighting You can use the instrument panel EJECT BUTTON brightness control knob to adjust the illumination of the audio system (see page ).

  • Page 148

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System When the system reaches the end of Press the eject button to remove the You can use the SEEK/SKIP bar the disc, it will return to the begin- disc from the drive. while a disc is playing to select ning and play that disc again.

  • Page 149

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System REPEAT To activate the Repeat Operating the CD Changer To select the CD changer, press the feature, press and release the RPT (Optional) CD button. The disc and track button. You will see RPT in the A Compact Disc changer is available numbers will be displayed.

  • Page 150

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System If you load a CD in the in-dash player If you eject the disc in the in-dash When you switch back to CD mode, while the changer is playing a CD, CD while it is playing, the system the system selects the same unit (in- the system will stop the changer and will automatically switch to the CD...

  • Page 151

    Mechanical Error If the CD cannot be pulled out or the error indication does not disappear after the disc is ejected, see your Honda dealer. Do not try to force the disc out of the player. High Temperature Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal.

  • Page 152

    FOCUS Error the magazine again. If the code does not Honda dealer. disappear or the magazine cannot be pulled out, consult your Honda dealer. No CD in the CD Insert CD. magazine Press the magazine eject button and pull out the magazine, check for error indication.

  • Page 153

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Operating the Cassette Player (Optional) The cassette system features Dolby AM/FM BUTTON TAPE DIRECTION INDICATOR noise reduction, automatic sensing of chromium-dioxide (CrO ) tape, and auto-reverse for continuous play. PWR/VOL CD/TAPE REPEAT REPEAT KNOB BUTTON INDICATOR...

  • Page 154

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System The tape direction indicator will light Dolby noise reduction turns on when If you turn the system off while a to show you which side of the you insert a cassette. The indi- tape is playing, either with the PWR/ cassette is playing.

  • Page 155

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Tape Search Functions FF/REW Fast Forward and Re- SKIP The Skip function allows With a cassette playing, you can use wind move the tape rapidly. To re- you to find the beginning of a song the FF, REW, SKIP, or REPEAT wind the tape, push the REW button.

  • Page 156

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System The Repeat function The SKIP and REPEAT functions REPEAT Caring for the Cassette Player continuously replays the current use silent periods on the tape to find Damaged cassettes can jam inside song or passage. Press the RPT the end of a song or passage.

  • Page 157

    Table of Contents Audio System AM/FM/Cassette/CD Audio System On EX model Your Honda’s audio system provides clear reception on both AM and FM bands, while the preset buttons allow you to easily select your favorite stations. The cassette system features Dolby...

  • Page 158

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Operating the Radio The ignition switch must be in ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) to SCAN STEREO TUNE KNOB PWR/VOL INDICATOR INDICATOR KNOB operate the audio system. Turn the system on by pushing the PWR/ VOL knob.

  • Page 159

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System You can use any of four methods to SCAN The SCAN function To store a frequency: find radio stations on the selected samples all the stations with strong Select the desired band, AM or band: TUNE, SEEK, SCAN or the signals on the selected band.

  • Page 160

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System If you are AUTO SELECT traveling far from home and can no longer receive the stations you A.SEL FM BUTTON INDICATOR preset, you can use the Auto Select AM BUTTON feature to find stations in the local area.

  • Page 161

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System If you do not like the stations Auto Select has stored, you can store other frequencies in the preset A.SEL TUNE KNOB INDICATOR buttons. Use the TUNE, SEEK, or SCAN function to find the desired frequencies, then store them in the selected preset buttons as described previously.

  • Page 162

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Adjusting the Sound Bass, Treble, Balance, and Fader are DIGITAL CLOCK each adjustable. You select which of ADJUSTMENT LEVEL these you want to adjust by pressing the MODE knob. The mode changes from BAS to TRE to FAD to BAL, and then back to the selected audio mode, each time you press the MODE knob.

  • Page 163

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Select BAL or FAD by pressing the Digital Clock Audio System Lighting MODE knob. Adjust the Balance or The right display shows the time You can use the instrument panel Fader to your liking by turning the when the ignition is in ACCESSORY brightness control knob to adjust the MODE knob.

  • Page 164

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Operating the Cassette Player The ignition switch must be in ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II). DOLBY TAPE DIRECTION CASSETTE INDICATOR INDICATOR SLOT Make sure the tape opening on the cassette is facing to the right, then insert the cassette most of the way into the slot.

  • Page 165

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Noise reduction remains off until you CASSETTE SLOT turn it on by pressing the button CD/CHG BUTTON PWR/VOL again. KNOB When the system reaches the end of the tape, it will automatically reverse direction and play the other side.

  • Page 166

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Pressing the REW or FF button, or Tape Search Functions the display as the tape fast forwards. With a cassette playing, you can use When the system finds the begin- either SKIP button, also turns off the FF, REW, SKIP, or REPEAT REPEAT.

  • Page 167

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Operating the CD Player You operate the CD player with the same controls used for the radio. PWR/VOL CD SLOT CD EJECT KNOB BUTTON With the ignition switch in ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II), insert the disc into the CD slot.

  • Page 168

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System When the system reaches the end of You can use the SEEK/SKIP buttons To activate the Repeat REPEAT the disc, it will return to the begin- while a disc is playing to select feature, press and release the RPT ning and play that disc again.

  • Page 169

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System To select the CD changer, press the If you eject the in-dash CD while it is Operating the CD Changer (Optional) CD button. The disc and track playing, the system will automatically A Compact Disc changer is available numbers will be displayed.

  • Page 170

    If the CD cannot be pulled out, or the error the CD player indication does not disappear after the disc is ejected, see your Honda dealer. Do not try to force the disc out of the player. High Temperature Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal.

  • Page 171

    Insert the magazine again. If the code does not your Honda dealer. disappear or the magazine cannot be pulled out, consult your Honda dealer. No CD in the CD Insert CD. magazine Press the magazine eject button, pull out the magazine, and check for an error indication.

  • Page 172

    Table of Contents Audio System AM/FM/Cassette/CD/DVD Audio system Optional on U.S. EX model Your Honda’s audio system provides clear reception on both AM and FM bands, while the preset buttons allow you to easily select your favorite stations. The cassette system features Dolby...

  • Page 173

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System This system also has a rear entertainment system that allows the rear passengers to listen through FRONT SYSTEM DISPLAY REAR SYSTEM DISPLAY wireless headhones to different programming than the front seat occupants. A built-in DVD player allows the rear passengers to watch DVDs or video CDs.

  • Page 174

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Operating the Radio The ignition switch must be in ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) to SCAN STEREO TUNE KNOB INDICATOR INDICATOR operate the audio system. Turn the system on by pushing the PWR/ VOL knob.

  • Page 175

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System You can use any of four methods to SCAN The SCAN function To store a frequency: find radio stations on the selected samples all the stations with strong Select the desired band, AM or band: TUNE, SEEK, SCAN or the signals on the selected band.

  • Page 176

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System If you are AUTO SELECT traveling far from home and can no longer receive the stations you A.SEL AM/FM INDICATOR BUTTON preset, you can use the Auto Select feature to find stations in the local area.

  • Page 177

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System If you do not like the stations Auto Select has stored, you can store other frequencies in the preset A.SEL AM/FM TUNE KNOB INDICATOR BUTTON buttons. Use the TUNE, SEEK, or SCAN function to find the desired frequencies, then store them in the selected preset buttons as described previously.

  • Page 178

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Adjusting the Sound Bass, Treble, Balance, and Fader are each adjustable. You select which of ADJUSTMENT LEVEL DIGITAL CLOCK these you want to adjust by pressing the TUNE knob. The mode changes from BAS to TRE to FAD to BAL, and then back to the selected audio mode, each time you press the TUNE knob.

  • Page 179

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Select BAL or FAD by pressing the Digital Clock Audio System Lighting TUNE knob. Adjust the Balance or The right display usually shows the You can use the instrument panel Fader to your liking by turning the time when the ignition is in brightness control knob to adjust the TUNE knob.

  • Page 180

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Radio Frequencies Radio Reception Your Honda’s radio can receive the How well your Honda’s radio complete AM and FM bands. receives stations is dependent on Those bands cover these frequen- many factors, such as the distance cies: from the station’s transmitter,...

  • Page 181

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System 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 182

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Operating the Cassette Player The ignition switch must be in ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II). DOLBY TAPE DIRECTION CASSETTE TAPE EJECT INDICATOR INDICATOR SLOT BUTTON Make sure the tape opening on the cassette is facing to the right, then insert the cassette most of the way into the slot.

  • Page 183

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Noise reduction remains off until you PWR/VOL AM/FM CASSETTE SLOT CD/CHG BUTTON turn it on by pressing the button KNOB BUTTON again. When the system reaches the end of the tape, it will automatically reverse direction and play the other side.

  • Page 184

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Pressing the REW or FF button, or Tape Search Functions the display as the tape fast forwards. With a cassette playing, you can use When the system finds the begin- either SKIP button, also turns off the FF, REW, SKIP, or REPEAT REPEAT.

  • Page 185

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Use 100-minute or shorter cassettes. When they are not in use, store Caring for the Cassette Player The cassette player picks up dirt and Cassettes longer than that use cassettes in their cases to protect oxides from the tape.

  • Page 186

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Operating the CD Player You operate the CD player with the same controls used for the radio. PWR/VOL CD SLOT CD EJECT KNOB BUTTON With the ignition switch in ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II), insert the disc into the CD slot.

  • Page 187

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System When the system reaches the end of You can use the SEEK/SKIP buttons REPEAT To activate the Repeat the disc, it will return to the begin- while a disc is playing to select feature, press and release the RPT ning and play that disc again.

  • Page 188

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Operating the CD Changer To select the CD changer, press the If you eject the in-dash CD while it is (Optional) CD button. The disc and track playing, the system will automatically A Compact Disc changer is available numbers will be displayed.

  • Page 189

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Protecting Compact Discs Handle a CD by its edges; never When a CD is not being played, store A new CD may be rough on the touch either surface. Do not place it in its case to protect it from dust inner and outer edges.

  • Page 190

    If the CD cannot be pulled out, or the error the CD player indication does not disappear after the disc is ejected, see your Honda dealer. Do not try to force the disc out of the player. High Temperature Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal.

  • Page 191

    Insert the magazine again. If the code does not your Honda dealer. disappear or the magazine cannot be pulled out, consult your Honda dealer. No CD in the CD Insert CD. magazine Press the magazine eject button, pull out the magazine, and check for an error indication.

  • Page 192

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System The middle button adjusts the If you are playing a cassette, use the Remote Audio Controls volume up ( ) or down ( ). Press CH button to advance to the next the top or bottom of the button and selection.

  • Page 193

    Owner’s Manual. If you should happen to lose the card, you must obtain the code number from your Honda dealer. To do this, you will need the system’s serial number. Comfort and Convenience Features...

  • Page 194: Rear Entertainment System

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Entertainment System Optional on EX model Your Honda is equipped with a Rear Entertainment System that includes REAR PWR BUTTON a DVD player for the enjoyment of the rear passengers. With this system, the rear passengers can...

  • Page 195

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Entertainment System When the rear system is turned on, it REAR PWR RR CTRL selects the entertainment source it BUTTON SELECTOR KNOB was last set to. If that source has been removed (the DVD has been ejected from the player, for example), you will see ‘‘_ _ _ _’’...

  • Page 196

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Entertainment System Rear Video Operation REAR CONTROL DVD SLOT EJECT The DVD player in your Rear PANEL BUTTON Entertainment System can play DVD video discs and CDs. It features Dolby noise reduction. The video screen is designed for use by the rear seat passengers only.

  • Page 197

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Entertainment System Operating the DVD Player from the Front Control Panel RR CTRL SELECTOR KNOB To operate the rear entertainment REAR PWR BUTTON system from the front panel, you RR LED must first turn the RR CTRL knob clockwise to enable the panel.

  • Page 198

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Entertainment System PLAY Button SEEK/SKIP Buttons RPT Button Some DVDs start playing You can move rapidly within a track Press the RPT button to automatically after the disc is loaded or a chapter by pressing the SEEK/ continuously replay the current track.

  • Page 199

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Entertainment System Operating the DVD Player from SOURCE SELECTION MENU the Rear Control Panel BUTTONS BUTTON You can control some DVD functions SEEK/SKIP BUTTON from the rear control panel in the REAR CONTROLS OFF BUTTON ceiling Make sure the rear control CH/DISK operation has not been disabled with...

  • Page 200

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Entertainment System Operating the DVD Player with SOURCE SELECTION the Remote Control BUTTONS You can control all of the DVD functions with the remote control. Make sure the rear control operation has not been disabled with the RR CTRL knob on the front panel.

  • Page 201

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Entertainment System PAUSE Button MENU Button TITLE Button Press this button when you want to Some DVDs have menus that allow Some DVDs have a title menu. The pause a DVD. Press this button you to select a dubbed language, contents of the menu vary from again to go back to Play.

  • Page 202

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Entertainment System AUDIO Button ANGLE Button Many DVDs are recorded, or On some DVDs, the scenes are dubbed, in more than one language. recorded by more than one camera, To select a different language than giving different viewpoints of the the one being heard, press the same scene.

  • Page 203

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Entertainment System Playable DVDs Protecting DVDs The tips on how to handle and protect DVDs are basically the same as those for compact discs. Refer to ‘‘Protecting Compact Discs’’ on page There are various types of DVDs Those packages or jackets should available.

  • Page 204

    Mechanical Error If the DVD cannot be pulled out or the error indication does not disappear after the disc is ejected, see your Honda dealer. Do not try to force the disc out of the player. High Temperature Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal.

  • Page 205

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Entertainment System To move rapidly within a track, press Playing a CD With the Rear Playing a CD With the Rear Control Entertainment System and hold either the FWD or REW Panel An audio CD can be played in either If the CD is loaded in the main CD buttons.

  • Page 206

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Entertainment System button. On the remote control, use the Playing the Radio With the Rear Entertainment System PROG/PLAY button to reverse the Select the radio with the AM/FM tape’s direction. Press the FWD or Playing a Cassette With the Rear button on the front panel, the rear Entertainment System...

  • Page 207

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Entertainment System Replacing Remote Control Storing the Remote Control As required by the FCC: Batteries This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the BATTERIES following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including...

  • Page 208

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Entertainment System The audio for the rear entertainment Wireless Headphones Replacing Batteries system is sent to the wireless headphones that come with the COVER system. To turn on the headphones, press the red button on the earpiece. Adjust the volume level with the dial at the bottom of the same earpiece.

  • Page 209

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Entertainment System Auxiliary Input Jacks HEADPHONE CONNECTORS AUXILIARY INPUT JACKS VOLUME DIALS Auxiliary input jacks and headphone The system will accept auxiliary There are three headphone connectors for the rear inputs from standard video games connectors for the third seat entertainment system are on the and video equipment.

  • Page 210: Security System

    Main Menu Table of Contents Security System The security system will not set if On EX model SECURITY SYSTEM LIGHT The security system helps to protect the hood, tailgate, or any door is not your vehicle and valuables from theft. fully closed.

  • Page 211: Cruise Control

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

  • Page 212

    Main Menu Table of Contents Cruise Control The cruise control may not hold the You can decrease the set cruising Changing the Set Speed set speed when you are going up and You can increase the set cruising speed in any of these ways: down hills.

  • Page 213

    Main Menu Table of Contents Cruise Control Even with the cruise control turned When you push the CANCEL button, Cancelling the Cruise Control on, you can still use the accelerator or tap the brake pedal, the CRUISE pedal to speed up for passing. After CONTROL light on the instrument completing the pass, take your foot panel will go out and the vehicle will...

  • Page 214: Homelink Universal Transceiver

    Main Menu Table of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver Important Safety Precautions The HomeLink transceiver stores On EX model The HomeLink Universal Always refer to the operating the code in a permanent memory. Transceiver built into your vehicle instructions and safety information There should be no need to retrain can be programmed to operate that came with your garage door...

  • Page 215

    Main Menu Table of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver Training HomeLink If you just took Before you begin Before you can use HomeLink to delivery of your vehicle and have not operate devices around your home, it trained any of the buttons in must ‘‘learn’’...

  • Page 216

    Main Menu Table of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver variable or rolling code garage Canadian Owners: Training With a Rolling Code The remote control you are training door opener. Test this by pressing System from may stop transmitting after two and holding the HomeLink For security purposes, newer garage seconds.

  • Page 217

    Main Menu Table of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver It may be helpful to have someone Press and hold the button on assist you with this procedure. HomeLink for 3 4 seconds. (The same button you trained with Make sure you have properly the ‘‘Training HomeLink’’...

  • Page 218

    Main Menu Table of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver Release both buttons. HomeLink Retraining a Button As required by the FCC: To train an already programmed should now be trained to operate This device complies with Part 15 of the transmitter button to operate a new the device.

  • Page 219: Before Driving

    Main Menu Before Driving Before you begin driving your Honda, Break-in Period ......you should know what gasoline to Gasoline ......... use, and how to check the levels of Service Station Procedures ..important fluids. You also need to Filling the Fuel Tank ....

  • Page 220

    You should follow these same re- Gasoline Help assure your vehicle’s future commendations with an overhauled Your Honda is designed to operate reliability and performance by paying or exchanged engine, or when the on unleaded gasoline with a pump extra attention to how you drive brakes are replaced.

  • Page 221

    Stop the engine and keep If this happens, contact your heat, sparks, and flame away. authorized Honda dealer for service. Handle fuel only outdoors. Wipe up spills immediately. Because the fuel fill cap is on the driver’s side of the vehicle, park...

  • Page 222

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. Screw the fuel fill cap back on, Opening the Hood You may hear a hissing sound as tighten it until it clicks several HOOD RELEASE HANDLE pressure inside the tank escapes.

  • Page 223

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures If you can open the hood without To close the hood, lift it up slightly to lifting the hood latch handle, or the remove the support rod from the hood latch handle moves stiffly or hole.

  • Page 224

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Oil Check Check the engine oil level every time Wipe the dipstick with a clean Insert it all the way back in its tube. you fill the vehicle with fuel. Wait a cloth or paper towel.

  • Page 225

    Owner Maintenance Checks on page for information RESERVE TANK on checking other items in your Honda. UPPER MARK LOWER MARK Remove the dipstick again and Look at the coolant level in the check the level. It should be radiator reserve tank. Make sure it is between the upper and lower between the MAX and MIN lines.

  • Page 226: Fuel Economy

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuel Economy The condition of your vehicle and A cold engine uses more fuel than a Driving Habits your driving habits are the two most You can improve fuel economy by warm engine. It is not necessary to important things that affect the fuel driving moderately.

  • Page 227: Accessories And Modifications

    Although aftermarket accessories not interfere with your vehicle’s may fit on your vehicle, they may not computer-controlled systems, such If possible, have your Honda dealer meet factory specifications, and as the SRS and anti-lock brake inspect the final installation. could adversely affect your vehicle’s system.

  • Page 228

    If you plan to modify your vehicle, hurt someone. undercarriage to impact speed consult with your Honda dealer. Do not attach hard objects on or bumps or other raised objects, near a front door. If a side airbag...

  • Page 229: Carrying Cargo

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas so you can stow cargo GLOVE BOX safely. DOOR POCKET The glove box, and the pockets in the front doors and seat-backs, are designed for small, lightweight items. The cargo area is intended for larger, heavier items.

  • Page 230

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo When you load luggage, the total Load Limit Carrying Items in the Passenger The maximum load for your vehicle weight of the vehicle, all passengers, Compartment is 1,323 lbs (600 kg). cargo, and trailer tongue load must Store or secure all items that could not exceed the Gross Vehicle be thrown around and hurt...

  • Page 231

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo If you carry any items on a roof Carrying Cargo in the Cargo Area or on a Roof Rack rack, be sure the total weight of Distribute cargo evenly on the the rack and the items on it does floor of the cargo area, placing the not exceed 165 lb (75 kg).

  • Page 232

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Optional Separation Net The separation net can be used to hold back soft, lightweight items stored in the cargo area. Heavy items should be properly secured on the floor of the cargo area. The net may not prevent heavy items from being thrown forward in a crash or a sudden stop.

  • Page 233

    Main Menu Driving This section gives you tips on Driving Guidelines ......starting the engine under various Preparing to Drive ......conditions, and how to operate the Starting the Engine ....... automatic transmission. It also Starting in Cold Weather includes important information on at High Altitude ....

  • Page 234: Driving Guidelines

    Table of Contents Main Menu Driving Guidelines Your Pilot has higher ground Avoid sharp turns and abrupt clearance than a passenger vehicle maneuvers whenever possible. designed for use only on pavement. Higher ground clearance has many Do not modify your vehicle in any advantages for off-highway driving.

  • Page 235: Preparing To Drive

    Table of Contents Main Menu Preparing to Drive You should do the following checks Check the adjustment of the seat Turn the ignition switch ON (II). and adjustments every day before (see page Check the indicator lights in the you drive your vehicle. instrument panel.

  • Page 236: Starting The Engine

    Table of Contents Main Menu Starting the Engine Apply the parking brake. If the engine still does not start, Push the accelerator pedal half- press the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it there In cold weather, turn off all way down and hold it there while while starting the engine.

  • Page 237: Automatic Transmission

    Table of Contents Main Menu Automatic Transmission Your Honda’s transmission has five The ‘‘D’’ indicator comes on for a Shift Lever Position Indicator forward speeds, and is electronically few seconds when you turn the controlled for smoother shifting. It ignition switch ON (II). If it flashes also has a ‘‘lock-up’’...

  • Page 238

    Table of Contents Main Menu Automatic Transmission Shift Lever Positions Park (P) This position mechani- To shift from: Do this: P to R Press the brake pedal and cally locks the transmission. Use Park whenever you are turning off or pull the shift lever towards you.

  • Page 239

    Table of Contents Main Menu Automatic Transmission Neutral (N) Use Neutral if you Drive (D ) This position is similar need to restart a stalled engine, or if to D, except only the first three it is necessary to stop briefly with gears are selected.

  • Page 240

    Table of Contents Main Menu Automatic Transmission Second (2) To shift to Second, Engine Speed Limiter Shift Lock Release pull the shift lever towards you, then If you exceed the maximum speed This allows you to move the shift shift to the lower gear. This position for the gear you are in, the engine lever out of Park if the normal locks the transmission in second...

  • Page 241

    If you need to use the Shift Lock Release, it means your vehicle is developing a problem. Have the vehicle checked by your Honda dealer. Put a cloth on the edge of the Shift Insert a screwdriver in the Shift Lock Release slot cover.

  • Page 242

    Table of Contents Main Menu Variable Torque Management 4WD System The Variable Torque Management VTM-4 Lock 4WD System (VTM-4) automatically Do not use the VTM-4 Lock button on transfers varying amounts of engine dry, paved roads. Driving on dry, torque to the rear wheels under low paved roads with VTM-4 Lock ON may traction conditions.

  • Page 243

    Table of Contents Main Menu Variable Torque Management 4WD System To engage the VTM-4 Lock: The VTM-4 Lock will temporarily To disengage the VTM-4 Lock, do The vehicle must be stopped with disengage when the vehicle speed one of the following: the engine running.

  • Page 244

    Table of Contents Main Menu Parking Always use the parking brake when If the vehicle is facing uphill, turn Parking Tips you park your vehicle. The indicator the front wheels away from the curb. Make sure the windows are closed. on the instrument panel shows that the parking brake is not fully If the vehicle is facing downhill, turn...

  • Page 245: The Braking System

    Table of Contents Main Menu The Braking System Your Honda is equipped with disc Constant application of the brakes Brake Wear Indicators brakes at all four wheels. A power when going down a long hill builds All four brakes have audible brake...

  • Page 246

    Table of Contents Main Menu The Braking System Brake System Design Anti-lock Brakes You should never pump the The hydraulic system that operates Your vehicle has an Anti-lock Brake brake pedal; this defeats the the brakes has two separate circuits. System (ABS) as standard purpose of the ABS.

  • Page 247

    Table of Contents Main Menu The Braking System A vehicle with ABS may require a Important Safety Reminders ABS Indicator ABS does not reduce the time or longer distance to stop on loose or ABS INDICATOR distance it takes to stop the uneven surfaces, such as gravel or vehicle, it only helps with steering...

  • Page 248

    Table of Contents Main Menu The Braking System If the ABS indicator and the brake system indicator come on together, and the parking brake is fully released, the front-to-rear braking distribution system may also shut down. Test your brakes as instructed on page .

  • Page 249: Driving In Bad Weather

    Table of Contents Main Menu Driving in Bad Weather Driving Technique Always drive Visibility Being able to see slower than you would in dry clearly in all directions and being weather. It takes your vehicle longer visible to other drivers are important to react, even in conditions that may in all weather conditions.

  • Page 250

    Table of Contents Main Menu Driving in Bad Weather Check your tires Traction frequently for wear and proper pressure. Both are important in preventing ‘‘hydroplaning’’ (loss of traction on a wet surface). In the winter, mount snow tires on all four wheels for the best handling.

  • Page 251

    Table of Contents Main Menu Towing a Trailer Your PILOT has been designed to Load Limits tow a trailer, as well as for carrying passengers and their cargo. To safely tow a trailer, you should observe the load limits, use the proper equipment, and follow the guidelines in this section.

  • Page 252: Towing A Trailer

    Table of Contents Main Menu Towing a Trailer Too much tongue load reduces front- Gross Combined Weight Rating tire traction and steering control. (GCWR): Too little tongue load can make the The maximum allowable weight of trailer unstable and cause it to sway. the fully loaded vehicle and trailer is 9700 lbs (4410 kg) with the proper Gross Vehicle Weight Rating...

  • Page 253

    Table of Contents Main Menu Towing a Trailer Total Trailer Weight and Tongue Load Limits: BOAT TRAILERS Number of Equipped with transmission cooler and power steering fluid cooler. Occupants Max. Trailer Weight Max. Tongue Load 4500 lbs (2045 kg) 450 lbs (205 kg) 4500 lbs (2045 kg) 450 lbs (205 kg) 4500 lbs (2045 kg)

  • Page 254

    Table of Contents Main Menu Towing a Trailer Estimating Loads Tongue Load Fig. 1 The best way to confirm that all loads are within limits is to check If the difference is: them at a public scale. 1 = 150 lbs (68 kg) ’’...

  • Page 255

    Table of Contents Main Menu Towing a Trailer Checking Loads The best way to confirm that your vehicle and trailer loads are within limits is to have them checked at a public scale. The vehicle and trailer should be fully loaded, and all occupants should stay in the vehicle.

  • Page 256

    Table of Contents Main Menu Towing a Trailer Check the gross combined weight. Check the weight of the hitched Check the weight of the unhitched Limit: trailer. Write this number down. trailer. Limit: See page 9700 lbs (4410 kg) Gross combined weight should be Calculate the tongue load.

  • Page 257

    Accessories We strongly recommend that you This device is recommended if your Towing generally requires a variety have your Honda dealer install a trailer tends to sway. Your trailer of supplemental equipment. To genuine Honda hitch and the maker can tell you what kind of sway ensure the best quality, we required fluid coolers.

  • Page 258

    Table of Contents Main Menu Towing a Trailer Trailer Brakes Honda requires that any trailer with a total trailer weight of 1000 lbs (455 kg) or more have its own brakes. There are two common types of trailer brakes: surge and electric.

  • Page 259

    The connector is on the left side. We recommend that you have your RIGHT TURN SIGNAL BRAKE LIGHT TAILLIGHT Honda dealer install a Honda wiring (GREEN/YELLOW) (WHITE/BLACK) (RED/BLACK) harness and converter. This harness has been designed and tested for If you use a non-Honda trailer your vehicle.

  • Page 260

    Table of Contents Main Menu Towing a Trailer Pre-Tow Checklist The lights and brakes on your Trailer Mirrors Many states and provinces require When preparing to tow, and before vehicle and the trailer are working special exterior mirrors when towing driving away, be sure to check the properly.

  • Page 261

    Table of Contents Main Menu Towing a Trailer Driving Safely With a Trailer Towing Speed Making Turns and Braking The added weight, length, and Drive slower than normal in all Make turns more slowly and wider height of a trailer will affect your driving situations.

  • Page 262

    Table of Contents Main Menu Towing a Trailer Driving on Hills Handling Crosswinds and Parking When climbing hills, closely watch Follow all normal precautions when Turbulence your temperature gauge. If it nears Crosswinds and air turbulence parking, including putting the the red (Hot) mark, turn the air caused by passing trucks can disrupt transmission in PARK and firmly...

  • Page 263

    Table of Contents Main Menu Towing Your Vehicle Behind a Motorhome Your Pilot can be towed behind a Maintaining the correct fluid level Extended Towing motorhome at legal highway speeds is very important. Do not overfill . If you tow more than 8 hours in one up to 65 mph (100 km/h).

  • Page 264

    Table of Contents Main Menu Towing Your Vehicle Behind a Motorhome Replace the transmission fluid every two years or 30,000 miles (48,000 The steering system can be damaged if km), whichever comes first. the steering wheel is locked. Leave the ignition switch in Accessory (I), and make sure the steering wheel turns f reely bef ore you begin towing.

  • Page 265

    Table of Contents Main Menu Off-Highway Guidelines General Information Your Pilot has been designed primarily for use on pavement. But its higher ground clearance and four- wheel drive VTM-4 system allow you to occasionally travel on unpaved roads, to campgrounds, picnic sites, and similar locations.

  • Page 266

    Table of Contents Main Menu Off-Highway Guidelines The route presents limits (some Important Safety Precautions Remember that your Pilot has higher roads are too steep and bumpy for Improperly operating this ground clearance and a higher example). You have limits (in driving vehicle on or off-pavement can center of gravity than passenger skills and comfort).

  • Page 267

    Table of Contents Main Menu Off-Highway Guidelines Driving Tips Generally, the best off-pavement Controlling Speed The following pages contain practical Off-highway, the general rule is to braking technique is to gently tips on basic off-highway operation. keep your speed low. Of course, depress the brake pedal, then you’ll need enough speed to keep increase pressure as more braking is...

  • Page 268

    Table of Contents Main Menu Off-Highway Guidelines Test your brakes from time to time Driving on Slopes Avoiding Obstacles to make sure they are operating Before driving up or down a hill, stop Bumps, holes, rocks, and other properly. This will also give you a and assess the situation.

  • Page 269

    Table of Contents Main Menu Off-Highway Driving Guidelines The banks are sloped so you can Crossing a Stream drive out. The banks and surface under the water provide good traction. The water may hide hazards such as rocks, holes, or mud. If you decide it’s safe to drive through water, choose a suitable speed and engage VTM-4 Lock (see...

  • Page 270

    Table of Contents Main Menu Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Use a nylon strap to attach the Pilot If You Get Stuck Towing a Trailer If you get stuck, engage the VTM-4 to the recovery vehicle, and carefully Lock mode (see page take out the slack in the strap.

  • Page 271

    Table of Contents Main Menu Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Try to stay on smooth, level dirt roads, and avoid driving in hilly terrain. Allow extra room for starting, stopping, and turning. Slow down if you encounter bumps or other obstacles. Driving...

  • Page 272

    Main Menu...

  • Page 273: Table Of Contents

    Replacing Engine Coolant ..Snow Tires ......form more complex maintenance Windshield Washers ....Tire Chains ......tasks on your Honda, you may want Automatic Transmission Fluid ..Lights ..........to purchase the Service Manual. See Differential Fluid ......Headlight Aiming .....

  • Page 274: Maintenance Safety

    It will also should be performed by a Honda performing maintenance. Only you reward you with more economical, technician or other qualified...

  • Page 275

    Main Menu Table of Contents Maintenance Safety Important Safety Precautions Read the instructions before you Before you begin any maintenance, begin, and make sure you have the make sure your vehicle is parked on tools and skills required. level ground and that the parking brake is set.

  • Page 276: Maintenance Schedule

    Main Menu Table of Contents Maintenance Schedule The Maintenance Schedule specifies Operate your vehicle on Which Schedule to Follow: how often you should have your reasonable roads within the legal Service your vehicle according to the vehicle serviced and what things speed limit.

  • Page 277

    Your authorized Honda dealer We recommend the use of genuine According to state and federal knows your vehicle best and can Honda parts and fluids whenever you regulations, failure to perform provide competent, efficient service. have maintenance done. These are...

  • Page 278

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service at the indicated miles x 1,000 U.S. Owners distance or time whichever km x 1,000 Follow the Normal Conditions comes first. months Maintenance Schedule if the Replace engine oil Replace every 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or 1 year severe driving conditions Replace engine oil filter specified in the Severe...

  • Page 279

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service at the indicated distance or time, whichever comes first. Do the items in A, B, C, D as required for each distance/time interval. Follow this schedule if the severe driving conditions described in the Severe Conditions Schedule on the next page do not apply. Canadian owners: Follow the schedule for Severe Conditions.

  • Page 280

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service at the indicated miles x 1,000 U.S. Owners distance or time whichever km x 1,000 Follow the Severe Conditions comes first. months Maintenance Schedule if you drive Replace engine oil and oil filter Replace every 3,750 miles (6,000 km) or 6 months your vehicle MAINLY under one or Check engine oil and coolant Check oil and coolant at each fuel stop...

  • Page 281

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service at the indicated distance or time, whichever comes first. Do the items in A, B, C, D, E as required for each distance/time. U.S. Owners Refer to page to determine which schedule to use. Canadian Owners Use the Maintenance Schedule for Severe Conditions.

  • Page 282

    Main Menu Table of Contents 75,000 mi/120,000 km/5 yrs Do items in A, B, C, E. See information on maintenance and emissions warranty, last 78,750 mi/126,000 km Do items in A. column, page 82,500 mi/132,000 km Do items in A, B. See timing belt on page to determine need for replacement.

  • Page 283

    Main Menu Table of Contents Required Maintenance Record (for Normal and Severe Schedules) You or the servicing dealer can record all completed maintenance here, whether you follow the schedule for normal conditions (page ) or severe conditions (page ). Keep the receipts for all work done on your vehicle. 3,750 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km...

  • Page 284

    Main Menu Table of Contents Required Maintenance Record (for Normal and Severe Schedules) 63,750 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km 93,750 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km 102,000 km 150,000 km Date Date 67,500 mi mi/km 97,500 mi mi/km 108,000 km 156,000 km Date Date...

  • Page 285: Owner Maintenance Checks

    Main Menu Table of Contents Owner Maintenance Checks You should check the following Engine oil level Check every Tires Check the tire pressure items at the specified intervals. If time you fill the fuel tank. See monthly. Examine the tread for you are unsure of how to perform page wear and foreign objects.

  • Page 286: Fluid Locations

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fluid Locations ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK BRAKE FLUID (Orange loop) (Gray cap) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) COOLANT RESERVOIR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK POWER STEERING (Yellow loop) FLUID (Red cap) RADIATOR CAP ENGINE OIL FILL CAP Maintenance...

  • Page 287: Engine Oil

    To add oil, unscrew and remove the highly recommended that you use engine oil fill cap on top of the valve Honda Motor Oil in your vehicle for cover. Pour in the oil, and install the optimum engine protection. engine oil fill cap. Tighten it securely.

  • Page 288

    When using synthetic oil, you must follow the oil and filter change intervals given in the maintenance schedule. Additives Your Honda does not require any oil additives. Additives may adversely Ambient Temperature affect your engine’s or transmission’s performance and durability.

  • Page 289

    Main Menu Table of Contents Engine Oil Changing the Oil and Filter Changing the oil and filter requires Always change the oil and filter special tools and access from according to the time and distance underneath the vehicle. The vehicle (miles/kilometers) recommenda- should be raised on a service station- tions in the maintenance schedule.

  • Page 290

    A special and oil filter for leaks. wrench (available from your Honda dealer) is required to Turn off the engine, let it sit for remove the filter. several minutes, then check the oil level.

  • Page 291: Cooling System

    Main Menu Table of Contents Cooling System Adding Engine Coolant Always use Honda All Season If the reserve tank is completely Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2. This empty, you should also check the coolant is pre-mixed with 50 percent coolant level in the radiator.

  • Page 292

    Main Menu Table of Contents Cooling System Pour coolant into the reserve tank. Fill it to halfway between the MAX and MIN marks. Put the cap back on the reserve tank. Do not add any rust inhibitors or other additives to your vehicle’s cooling system.

  • Page 293

    Only use Honda All Season Antifreeze/ Coolant Type 2. Use of any non- Honda coolant or plain water can result in corrosion and deposits in the cooling system. DRAIN PLUG Draining the coolant requires access to the underside of the vehicle.

  • Page 294

    Main Menu Table of Contents Cooling System When the coolant stops draining, DRAIN BOLT RESERVE RESERVE TANK tighten the drain plug at the TANK CAP bottom of the radiator. Tighten the drain bolt at the rear of the engine cylinder block securely.

  • Page 295

    Remove the radiator cap. Fill the Fill up to here radiator with coolant up to the Pour Honda All Season base of the filler neck. Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 into the radiator up to the base of the Install the radiator cap, and filler neck.

  • Page 296: Windshield Washers

    Main Menu Table of Contents Windshield Washers Check the level in the windshield Fill the reservoir with a good-quality washer reservoir at least monthly windshield washer fluid. This Do not use engine antif reeze or a during normal use. In bad weather, increases the cleaning capability and vinegar/water solution in the when you use the washers often,...

  • Page 297: Automatic Transmission Fluid

    Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Fluid use can affect shift quality. Have DIPSTICK the transmission flushed and refilled with Honda ATF-Z1 as soon as it is convenient. To thoroughly flush the transmission, the technician should drain and refill it with...

  • Page 298: Differential Fluid

    Main Menu Table of Contents Differential Fluid Put a new washer on the filler bolt, FILLER BOLT then reinstall the filler bolt. Tighten it securely. Tightening torque: 33 lbf·ft (45 N·m , 4.6 kgf·m) The differential should be drained and refilled with new fluid according to the time and distance recommendations in the maintenance schedule.

  • Page 299: Brake Fluid

    However, the use of any non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and decrease the life of the system. Have the brake system flushed and refilled with Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 as soon as possible.

  • Page 300: Power Steering

    However, continued use can cause increased wear and poor steering in cold weather. Have the power steering system flushed and refilled with Honda PSF as soon as possible. A low power steering fluid level can indicate a leak in the system. Check LOWER LEVEL...

  • Page 301: Air Cleaner Element

    Main Menu Table of Contents Air Cleaner Element The air cleaner element should be Replacement replaced according to the time and BOLTS CLIP distance recommendations in the maintenance schedule. CONNECTOR The air cleaner element is inside the Loosen the four bolts with a air cleaner housing on the driver’s Phillips-head screwdriver.

  • Page 302

    (as shown), air cleaner housing with a damp including the pivot. Follow the time rag. and distance recommendations in the Maintenance Schedule. If you are not sure how to clean and grease the latch, contact your Honda dealer. Maintenance...

  • Page 303: Spark Plugs

    Main Menu Table of Contents Spark Plugs The spark plugs in your vehicle are a Replacement special platinum-tipped design for longer life. The spark plugs should be replaced according to the time and distance recommendations in the maintenance schedule. HOLDING CLIP Remove the four bolts using a hexagon socket wrench, then Loosen the two holding clips by...

  • Page 304

    Main Menu Table of Contents Spark Plugs HEXAGON SOCKET HEAD CAP BOLT Disconnect the wire connector Use a wrench to remove the Put the new spark plug into the from the ignition coil by pushing hexagon socket head cap bolt socket, then screw it into the hole.

  • Page 305

    Main Menu Table of Contents Spark Plugs Specifications: Tighten the spark plugs caref ully. A NGK: PZFR5F-11 spark plug that is too loose can DENSO: PKJ16CR-L11 overheat and damage the engine. Overtightening can cause damage to Spark Plug Gap: the threads in the cylinder head. 0.04 in (1.1 mm) 0.1 mm Install the ignition coil.

  • Page 306

    Main Menu Table of Contents Battery Check the condition of your vehicle’s Check the battery terminals for battery monthly. corrosion (a white or yellowish powder). To remove it, cover the TEST INDICATOR WINDOW terminals with a solution of baking soda and water. It will bubble up and turn brown.

  • Page 307

    Main Menu Table of Contents Battery If you need to connect the battery to If your vehicle’s battery is a charger, disconnect both cables to disconnected or goes dead, the prevent damage to the vehicle’s AUTO function of the driver’s electrical system.

  • Page 308: Wiper Blades

    Main Menu Table of Contents Wiper Blades Check the condition of the wiper WIPER ARMS 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 309

    Main Menu Table of Contents Wiper Blades Slide the new wiper blade into the BLADE BLADE holder until the tabs lock. Front only: Slide the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm. Make sure it locks in place. Lower the wiper arm down against the window.

  • Page 310: Air Conditioning System

    Main Menu Table of Contents Air Conditioning System Your vehicle’s air conditioning is a If the air conditioning does not get as AIR CONDITIONING sealed system. Any major mainte- cold as before, have your dealer CONDENSER nance, such as recharging, should be check the system.

  • Page 311

    Examine the edges than usual. Have the dust and pollen of each belt for cracks or fraying. filter replaced by your Honda dealer. Check the tension of the power steering belt by pushing on it with your thumb midway between the pulleys.

  • Page 312

    Main Menu Table of Contents Timing Belt, Tires Timing Belt Tires Inflation The timing belt should normally be To safely operate your vehicle, your Keeping the tires properly inflated replaced at the intervals shown in tires must be the proper type and provides the best combination of the maintenance schedule.

  • Page 313

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires Use a gauge to measure the air If you check the pressure when the Recommended Tire Pressures for pressure at least once a month. Even tires are hot (the vehicle has been Normal Driving tires that are in good condition may driven several miles), you will see The following chart shows the...

  • Page 314

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires These pressures are also given on Inspection INDICATOR LOCATION MARKS the tire information label on the Every time you check inflation, you driver’s doorjamb. should also examine the tires for damage, foreign objects, and wear. Tubeless tires have some ability to You should look for: self-seal if they are punctured.

  • Page 315

    Use tent vibration while driving. A tire Tires and Wheels) Tires and Wheels) only genuine Honda wheel weights f or should always be rebalanced if it is balancing. removed from the wheel for repair. To help increase tire life and...

  • Page 316

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires When shopping for replacement Replacing Tires and Wheels tires, you may find that some tires The tires that came with your Installing improper tires on your are ‘‘directional.’’ This means they vehicle were selected to match the vehicle can affect handling and are designed to rotate only in one performance capabilities of the...

  • Page 317

    For the best performance in snowy that came on your vehicle. Re- or icy conditions, you should install placement wheels are available at snow tires or tire chains. They may your Honda dealer. be required by local laws under certain conditions. CONTINUED Maintenance...

  • Page 318

    Snow Tires Tire Chains If you mount snow tires on your Because your Honda has limited tire Honda, make sure they are radial clearance, mount only SAE Class ‘‘S’’ tires of the same size and load range cable-type traction devices, with as the original tires.

  • Page 319

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Check the operation of your vehicle’s exterior lights at least once a month. HEADLIGHT TURN SIGNAL/ PARKING LIGHT A burned out bulb can create an unsafe condition by reducing your vehicle’s visibility and the ability to signal your intentions to other drivers.

  • Page 320

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Check the following: HIGH-MOUNT BRAKE LIGHT Headlights Parking lights Taillights Brake lights Turn signals Back-up lights High-mount brake light Hazard light function License plate lights Side marker lights Daytime running lights TURN SIGNAL/ (Canadian models) HAZARD LIGHT/ TAIL LIGHT If you find any bulbs are burned out,...

  • Page 321

    If you touch the glass, Adjustment of the headlights should clean it with denatured alcohol and a be performed by a Honda technician clean cloth. or other qualified mechanic. Halogen headlight bulbs get very hot BULB when lit.

  • Page 322

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Insert the new bulb into the hole, Replacing a Front Turn Signal/ Install the new bulb into the making sure the bulb is right side Parking Light Bulb socket. up and the nubs on the base fit into the indentations in the Insert the socket back into the headlight assembly.

  • Page 323

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Replacing a Front Side Marker Pull the burned out bulb straight Light Bulb out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight into HOLDING CLIP the socket until it bottoms. Insert the socket back into the headlight assembly.

  • Page 324

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Replacing Rear Bulbs Install the new bulb into the socket. Push the socket into the light assembly and turn it clockwise until it locks. Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. Make sure all the wires are correctly routed on the rear light assembly, then install the...

  • Page 325

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Replacing a Rear License Plate Replacing a Back-up light bulb Bulb Open the tailgate. Place a cloth on Insert the socket back into the Remove the lens by carefully the edge of back-up light cover. light assembly.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Replacing a High-mount Brake Replacing Bulbs in the Interior Light Bulb Lights FRONT INDIVIDUAL MAP LIGHT SCREW Place a cloth on the middle edge Pull the light assembly out of the The individual map lights, tailgate of a part of the lens on the tailgate.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Front individual map light: GRAB RAIL LIGHT SUN VISOR LIGHT Pry on the front edge in front of both map lights. Rear individual map light: Pry on the rear edge of the lens in the middle.

  • Page 328: Storing Your Vehicle

    Change the engine oil and filter Disconnect the battery. If you store your vehicle for 12 (see page months or longer, have your Honda Support the front and rear wiper dealer perform the inspections called Wash and dry the exterior...

  • Page 329: Appearance Care

    Main Menu Appearance Care Regular cleaning and polishing of Exterior Care ......... your Honda helps to keep it ‘‘new’’ Washing ........looking. This section gives you Waxing ........information on how to clean your Aluminum Wheels ....vehicle and preserve its appearance: Paint Touch-up ......

  • Page 330: Exterior Care

    Main Menu Table of Contents Exterior Care Washing Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with When you have washed and rinsed Frequent washing helps preserve cool water to remove loose dirt. the whole exterior, dry it with a your vehicle’s beauty. Dirt and grit chamois or soft towel.

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    Paint Touch-up the top layer of the finish. You Always wash and dry the whole should use a polish on your Honda if Your dealer has touch-up paint to vehicle before waxing it. You should match your vehicle’s color. The color...

  • Page 332: Interior Care

    Keep If you use a non-Honda floor mat in the carpeting as dry as possible by the driver’s footwell, make sure it not adding water to the foam.

  • Page 333

    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Care Fabric Vinyl Seat Belts Vacuum dirt and dust out of the Remove dirt and dust with a vacuum material frequently. For general cleaner. Wipe the vinyl with a soft LOOP cleaning, use a solution of mild soap cloth dampened in a solution of mild and lukewarm water, letting it air dry.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Care Dirt build-up in the loops of the seat Windows Air Fresheners belt anchors can cause the belts to Clean the windows, inside and out, If you want to use an air freshener/ retract slowly. Wipe the insides of with a commercially-available glass deodorizer in the interior of your the loops with a clean cloth...

  • Page 335: Corrosion Protection

    Two factors normally contribute to Many corrosion-preventive measures Use a high-pressure spray to clean causing corrosion in your vehicle: are built into your Honda. You can the underside of your vehicle. This help keep your vehicle from is especially important in areas Moisture trapped in body cavities.

  • Page 336: Body Repairs

    If your insurance company, tell them you vehicle needs repairs after a collision, want genuine Honda parts used in pay close attention to the parts used the repair. Although most insurers in the repair and the quality of the recognize the quality of original work.

  • Page 337

    Main Menu Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers the more- Compact Spare Tire ...... common problems that motorists Changing a Flat Tire ....experience with their vehicles. It If Your Engine Won’t Start ..gives you information about how to Nothing Happens or the safely evaluate the problem and what Starter Motor Operates...

  • Page 338: Compact Spare Tire

    Main Menu Table of Contents Compact Spare Tire Your vehicle has a compact spare Do not mount snow chains on the INDICATOR LOCATION MARK tire that takes up less space. Use this compact spare. spare tire as a temporary replace- ment only.

  • Page 339: Changing A Flat Tire

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire If you have a flat tire while driving, JACK stop in a safe place to change it. Stopping in traffic or on the shoulder of a busy road is dangerous. Drive slowly along the shoulder until you get to an exit or an area to stop that is far away from the traffic lanes.

  • Page 340

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire COVER COVER Open the tailgate. Take the tools out of the storage The spare tire is stored compartment. underneath the rear cargo area. The tools and jack are behind a Remove the plastic cover on the cover in the cargo area on the Turn the jack’s end bracket cargo area lining to access the...

  • Page 341

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire BRACKET SPARE TIRE WRENCH Put the wheel nut wrench on the Keep turning the wheel wrench to Loosen the five wheel nuts 1/2 hoist shaft. Turn the wrench create slack in the cable. turn with the wheel wrench.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire EXTENSION WHEEL WRENCH JACKING POINT Locate the jacking point nearest Use the extension and wheel Remove the wheel nuts, then the tire you need to change. It is wrench as shown to raise the remove the flat tire.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire BRAKE HUB Before mounting the spare tire, Put on the spare tire. Put the Lower the vehicle to the ground wipe any dirt off the mounting wheel nuts back on finger-tight, and remove the jack.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Place the flat tire face up under the hoist. Insert the hoist bracket into the center hole of the flat tire. Tighten the wheel nuts securely in Slowly turn the wheel wrench the same crisscross pattern.

  • Page 345

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Always raise the spare tire hoist, even Loose items can fly around the if you are not stowing a tire. If the interior in a crash and could hoist is lef t down, it will be damaged seriously injure the occupants.

  • Page 346: If Your Engine Won't Start

    Main Menu Table of Contents If Your Engine Won’t Start Diagnosing why your engine won’t Check the transmission interlock. If the headlights dim noticeably or start falls into two areas, depending The transmission must be in Park go out when you try to start the on what you hear when you turn the or Neutral or the starter will not engine, either the battery is dis-...

  • Page 347

    Check all the fuses Turn off all the electrical acces- (see page sories: heater, A/C, climate You cannot start your Honda by control, stereo system, lights, etc. If you find nothing wrong, you will pushing or pulling it.

  • Page 348: Jump Starting

    Start your vehicle. If the starter positive ( ) terminal on your you the order to connect the jumper motor still operates slowly, check Honda’s battery. Connect the cables. the jumper cable connections to other end to the positive ( ) make sure they have good metal- terminal on the booster battery.

  • Page 349: Jump Starting, If Your Engine Overheats

    Main Menu Table of Contents Jump Starting, If Your Engine Overheats Keep the ends of the jumper cables Your vehicle can overheat for several Safely pull to the side of the road. away from each other and any metal reasons, such as lack of coolant or a Put the transmission in Neutral or on the vehicle until all are mechanical problem.

  • Page 350: If Your Engine Overheats

    Main Menu Table of Contents If Your Engine Overheats If the temperature gauge stays at reaches the middle of the tempera- Start the engine and set the the red mark, turn off the engine. ture gauge, or lower, before check- temperature control dial to ing the radiator.

  • Page 351: Low Oil Pressure Indicator

    Main Menu Table of Contents Low Oil Pressure Indicator Start the engine and watch the oil pressure indicator. If the light Running the engine with low oil does not go out within ten seconds, pressure can cause serious mechanical turn off the engine. There is a damage almost immediately.

  • Page 352: Charging System Indicator

    Main Menu Table of Contents Charging System Indicator Immediately turn off all electrical By eliminating as much of the accessories: radio, heater, A/C, electrical load as possible, you can climate control, rear defogger, cruise drive several miles (kilometers) control, etc. Try not to use other before the battery is too discharged electrically-operated controls such as to keep the engine running.

  • Page 353: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    Main Menu Table of Contents Malfunction Indicator Lamp If you have recently refueled your vehicle, the cause of this indicator If you keep driving with the coming on could be a loose or malf unction indicator lamp on, you can missing fuel fill cap.

  • Page 354

    Main Menu Table of Contents Malfunction Indicator Lamp Readiness Codes If possible, do not take your vehicle Your vehicle has certain ‘‘readiness for a state emissions test until the codes’’ that are part of the on-board readiness codes are set. To check if diagnostics for the emissions they are set, turn the ignition ON (II), systems.

  • Page 355: Brake System Indicator

    Main Menu Table of Contents Brake System Indicator If it comes on at any other time, it Slow down by shifting to a lower BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR indicates a problem with the vehicle’s gear, and pull to the side of the road brake system.

  • Page 356

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuses All the electrical circuits in your DRIVER’S SIDE INTERIOR PASSENGER’S SIDE INTERIOR vehicle have fuses to protect them from a short circuit or overload. These fuses are located in three fuse boxes. The interior fuse boxes are located To open the fuse box on the underneath the dashboard on each passenger’s side, pull the right edge...

  • Page 357

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuses Checking and Replacing Fuses UNDER-HOOD 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 , or the diagram on the fuse box lid (the diagram for the driver’s side interior fuse box is on the kick panel below the fuse box),...

  • Page 358

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuses BLOWN BLOWN FUSE PULLER Check each of the large fuses in Check the smaller fuses in the Look for a burned wire inside the the primary under-hood fuse box under-hood fuse box and all the fuse.

  • Page 359

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuses If you cannot drive the vehicle On EX model without fixing the problem, and you If the radio fuse is removed, the Replacing a f use with one that has a do not have a spare fuse, take a fuse audio system will disable itself.

  • Page 360

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuses PRIMARY UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected Amps. Circuits Protected 20 A Spare Fuse 30 A Rear A/C 30 A Spare Fuse 40 A Heater Motor 20 A Right Headlight 30 A Cooling Fan 15 A ACG S 7.5 A...

  • Page 361

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuses INTERIOR FUSE BOX Driver’s Side Passenger’s Side Amps. Circuits Protected No. Amps. Circuits Protected Front Front 15 A Fuel Pump 20 A Driver’s Power Window 10 A 20 A Driver’s Power Seat Reclining 7.5 A Heater Control, A/C Clutch 20 A Heated Seat...

  • Page 362: Emergency Towing

    Main Menu Table of Contents Emergency Towing If your vehicle needs to be towed, Refer to Towing Your Vehicle call a professional towing service or, Behind a Motorhome on page Towing a Pilot with only two tires on if you belong to one, an organization for non-emergency towing the ground will damage parts of the that provides roadside assistance.

  • Page 363: Technical Information

    Oxygenated Fuels ......you the dimensions and capacities of Specifications ........ Driving in Foreign Countries ..your Honda, and the locations of the DOT Tire Quality Grading ..Emissions Controls ....... identification numbers. It also Uniform Tire Quality The Clean Air Act .....

  • Page 364: Identification Numbers

    VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is the 17-digit number your Honda dealer uses to register your vehicle for warranty purposes. It is also necessary for licensing and insuring your vehicle. The easiest place to find the VIN is on a plate fastened to the top of the dashboard.

  • Page 365

    Main Menu Table of Contents Identification Numbers The Engine Number is stamped into the engine block. It is on the front. ENGINE NUMBER The Transmission Number is on a label on top of the transmission. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NUMBER Technical Information...

  • Page 366: Specifications

    Main Menu Table of Contents Specifications Dimensions Capacities Length 188.0 in (4,775 mm) Fuel tank Approx. Width 76.3 in (1,938 mm) 19.3 US gal (73 , 16.1 Imp gal) Height 70.6 in (1,793 mm) Engine Change 1.74 US gal (6.6 , 1.45 Imp gal) Wheelbase 106.3 in (2,700 mm) coolant...

  • Page 367

    Main Menu Table of Contents Specifications Lights Fuses Headlights 12 V 60 W/55 W (HB2) Interior Driver’s side See page or the fuse label Front side marker lights 12 V (168) attached to the dashboard. Front turn signal lights/ 12 V 27 W/8 W (1157 NA) Passenger’s side...

  • Page 368

    Main Menu Table of Contents 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 369

    Main Menu Table of Contents DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) Temperature A, B, C Warning: The temperature grade for 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 over- tire’s resistance to the generation of loaded.

  • Page 370: Oxygenated Fuels

    Main Menu Table of Contents Oxygenated Fuels Some conventional gasolines are The following are the U.S. EPA and If you notice any undesirable being blended with alcohol or an Canadian CGSB approved operating symptoms, try another ether compound. These gasolines percentages of oxygenates: service station or switch to another are collectively referred to as...

  • Page 371: Driving In Foreign Countries

    Table of Contents Driving in Foreign Countries If you are planning to take your Honda outside the U.S. or Canada, contact the tourist bureaus in the areas you will be traveling in to find out about the availability of unleaded gasoline with the proper octane rating.

  • Page 372: Emissions Controls

    ‘‘smog.’’ canister while the engine is off. After Carbon monoxide does not contri- In Canada, Honda vehicles comply the engine is started and warmed up, bute to smog creation, but it is a with the Canadian emission the vapor is drawn into the engine poisonous gas.

  • Page 373

    System engine’s combustion and minimize The Exhaust Gas Recirculation genuine Honda replacement parts or the amount of HC, CO, and NOx that (EGR) system takes some of the their equivalent for repairs. Using comes out the tailpipe.

  • Page 374: Three Way Catalytic Converter

    The catalytic converter is referred to running properly. as a three-way catalyst, since it acts on HC, CO, and NOx. A replacement unit must be an original Honda part or its equivalent. The three way catalytic converter THREE WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER...

  • Page 375: State Emissions Testing

    Main Menu Table of Contents State Emissions Testing Testing of Readiness Codes Make sure the gas tank is nearly, Keep the vehicle in Park. If you take your vehicle for a state but not completely, full (around Increase the engine speed to 2,000 emissions test shortly after the 3/4).

  • Page 376

    10 minutes. When traffic conditions allow, let the vehicle coast for several seconds without using the accelerator pedal or the brake pedal. If the testing facility determines the readiness codes are still not set, see your Honda dealer. Technical Information...

  • Page 377: Warranty And Customer Relations

    Main Menu Warranty and Customer Relations Customer Relations Information ........ Warranty Coverages ....Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Vehicles) ......Authorized Manuals ..... Warranty and Customer Relations...

  • Page 378

    Main Menu Table of Contents Customer Relations Information Honda dealership personnel are U.S. Owners: In Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin trained professionals. They should Islands: American Honda Motor Co. be able to answer all your questions. Honda Consumer Affairs Department...

  • Page 379: Warranty Coverages

    Table of Contents Warranty Coverages U.S. Owners a seat Seat Belt Limited Warranty Replacement Battery Limited Your new Honda is covered by these belt that fails to function properly is provides prorated Warranty warranties: covered for the useful life of the coverage for a replacement battery vehicle.

  • Page 380

    NHTSA, U.S. Department of Administration (NHTSA) in addition However, NHTSA cannot become Transportation, Washington, to notifying American Honda Motor involved in individual problems D.C. 20590. You can also obtain Co., Inc. between you, your dealer, or other information about motor American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

  • Page 381: Authorized Manuals (u.s. Only)

    Purchasing Factory Authorized Manuals Valid only for sales within the U.S. Canadian owners should (U.S. only) contact their authorized Honda dealer. The publications shown below can be purchased from Helm ORDER TOLL FREE: 1-800-782-4356 Incorporated. You can order in any of three ways:...

  • Page 382: Authorized Manuals

    Main Menu Table of Contents 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 383

    Main Menu Index Appearance Care ......Brakes Audio System ....137, 153, Anti-lock System (ABS) ... Accessories and Modifications . Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners . Break-in, New Linings ..... Accessories ........ Automatic Lighting Off Feature . Fluid ........... Additional Safety Precaution . Automatic Speed Control .....

  • Page 384

    Main Menu Index Cleaning Crankcase Emissions Control Aluminum Wheels ....System ........Cancel Button ........ Carpeting ........Cruise Control Operation .... Capacities Chart ......Exterior ........Customer Relations Carbon Monoxide Hazard ..... Fabric ......... Information ........ Carrying Cargo ......Interior ........

  • Page 385

    Main Menu Index DOT Tire Quality Grading ..Engine Filling the Fuel Tank ....Drive Belts ........Coolant Temperature Gauge ..Filters Driver and Passenger Safety ... Drive Belts ................Driving ........... Malfunction Indicator Air Conditioning ....... Economy ........Lamp ........

  • Page 386

    Main Menu Index Gas Mileage, Improving ....Halogen Headlight Bulbs ..... Identification Number, Vehicle . Gasohol .......... Hazard Warning Flashers ....Ignition Gasoline ......... Headlights ........Keys ..........Fuel Reserve Indicator ....Aiming ........Switch ........... Gauge ........... Automatic Lighting Off ....

  • Page 387

    Main Menu Index Jump Starting ........ Low Coolant Level ......Low Fuel Indicator ......Low Oil Pressure Indicator . 62, Octane Requirement, Gasoline . Lubricant Specifications Chart . Odometer ......... Keys ..........Luggage ......... Odometer, Trip ....... Change, How to ......

  • Page 388

    Main Menu Index Parking ........... Rear Entertainment System ..Rotation, Tire ........ Parking Brake ....... Rear Lights, Bulb Replacement . Parking Lights ......... Rear View Mirror ......Parking Over Things that Burn . Rear Window Defogger ....PGM-FI System ......Safety Belts ........

  • Page 389

    Main Menu Index Seats ..........Speed Control ........ Supplemental Restraint System Folding the Second Seat .... Speedometer ........Servicing ........Folding the Third Seat ....SRS, Additional Information ..SRS Indicator ......53, Head Restraints ......Additional Safety Precautions . System Components ....

  • Page 390

    Main Menu Index Tire Chains ........Trip Meter ........Tire, How to Change a Flat ..Turn Signals ........Tires ..........Tools, Tire Changing ....WARNING, Explanation of ....ii Air Pressure ......Warning Labels, Location of ..Balancing ........

  • Page 391

    Main Menu Index Operation ........Rear Windshield Wiper and Washer ........Worn Tires ........Wrecker, Emergency Towing ..: U.S. and Canada only...

  • Page 392: Service Information Summary

    ATF (see page Recommended Engine Oil: Brake Fluid: API Service SJ ‘‘Energy Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid Conserving’’ oil, SAE 5W-20 DOT 3 preferred, or a DOT 3 or viscosity (see page DOT 4 brake fluid as a temporary...

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