2005 Insight Online Reference Owner's Manual
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Owner's Identification Form
Introduction .........................................................................................................................................
A Few Words About
Safety................................................................................................................. ii
Your Vehicle at a Glance.....................................................................................................................
Driver and Passenger Safety ..............................................................................................................
Seat belts, SRS, and child protection
Instruments and Controls.................................................................................................................
Indicators, gauges, dashboard, and steering column
Comfort and Convenience Features
Climate, audio, steering wheel, security, cruise control, and HomeLink
Before Driving....................................................................................................................................
Fuel, vehicle break-in, and cargo loading
Driving ..............................................................................................................................................
Engine and transmission operation
Maintenance .....................................................................................................................................
Schedules, fluid checking, minor services, and vehicle storage
Taking Care of the Unexpected ......................................................................................................
Flat tire, dead battery, overheating, fuses
Technical Information.....................................................................................................................
Vehicle specifications, tires, fuels, and emissions controls
Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada Only) .......................................................
Warranty and contact information
Authorized Manuals (U.S. only)......................................................................................................
How to order
Index......................................................................................................................................................
Fluid capacities and tire pressures
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    2005 Insight 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 ............................A Few Words About Safety.........................

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    The information and specifications included in this publication were in DELIVERY DATE effect at the time of approval for (Date sold to original retail purchaser) printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right, however, to DEALER NAME DEALER NO. discontinue or change specifications...

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    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 vehicle, other convenience items.

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    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 responsibility. Safety Labels on the vehicle.

  • Page 5: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance (P. 43) HEATING/COOLING PASSENGER’S FRONT POWER WINDOW INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P. 74, 78) SWITCHES CONTROLS AIRBAG (P. 48) GAUGES (P. 67) (P. 21) AUDIO SYSTEM (P. 80) FCD SELECT DIGITAL CLOCK BUTTON (P. 91) (P.

  • Page 6: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance MIRROR CONTROLS WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS (P. 68) (P. 55) ECON BUTTON (P. 75) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P. 57) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES AUDIO SYSTEM (P. 67) (P. 80) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS HORN DRIVING MODE BUTTONS (CVT) (P.

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    Main Menu...

  • Page 8: Driver And Passenger Safety

    Main Menu Driver and Passenger Safety This section gives you important Important Safety Precautions ..How the SRS Indicator Works . information about how to protect Your Vehicle’s Safety Features ..Airbag Service ......yourself and your passenger. It Seat Belts ........

  • Page 9: Important Safety Precautions

    Main Menu Table of Contents Important Safety Precautions You’ll find many safety Due to the passenger’s airbag hazard, Control Your Speed recommendations throughout this Excessive speed is a major factor in you should never carry an infant in a section, and throughout this manual. rear-facing child seat in this vehicle.

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

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Seat Belts Help keep you from being thrown Your vehicle is equipped with seat against the inside of the vehicle belts in both seating positions. Not wearing a seat belt properly and against the other occupant.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features The most important things you need Airbags What you should do: Always wear to know about your airbags are: your seat belt properly, and sit upright and as far back from the steering wheel as possible while Airbags do not replace seat belts.

  • Page 13: Protecting Adults And Teens

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Introduction Locking the doors reduces the Adjust the Seats The following pages provide chance of someone being thrown out instructions on how to properly of the vehicle during a crash, and it protect the driver, an adult helps prevent a passenger from passenger or teenage child large...

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

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Reclining a seat-back so that the Fasten and Position the Seat shoulder part of the belt no longer Belts rests against the occupant’s chest Insert the latch plate into the buckle, reduces the protective capability of then tug on the belt to make sure the the belt.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens If necessary, pull up on the belt again If a seat belt does not seem to work Maintain a Proper Sitting to remove any slack, then check that properly, it may not protect the Position occupant in a crash.

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

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions Do not place hard or sharp objects Keep your hands and arms away If your Two people should never use the between yourself and a front from the airbag covers. If they do, they Carrying hard or sharp hands or arms are close to an...

  • Page 19: Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Both seat belts have an emergency Seat Belt System Components Lap/Shoulder Belt Your seat belt system includes lap/ The lap and shoulder belt goes over retractor. In normal driving, the retractor lets you move freely in your shoulder belts in both seating your shoulder, across your chest,...

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    When the tensioners are activated, Honda provides a lifetime warranty For added protection, the seat belts the seat belts will remain tight until on seat belts for U.S. models. See...

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts The dealer should also inspect the anchors for damage and replace them if needed. If the automatic seat Not checking or maintaining belt tensioners activate during a seat belts can result in serious crash, they must be replaced.

  • Page 22: Additional Information About Your Airbags

    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components An indicator on the instrument How Your Front Airbags Work Your airbag system includes: panel that alerts you to a possible problem with your airbags, Two SRS (Supplemental Restraint sensors, or seat belt tensioners System) front airbags.

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

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How the SRS Indicator Works If you see any of these indications, Airbag Service The SRS indicator alerts the airbags and seat belt tensioners Your airbag system is virtually you to a potential problem may not work properly when you maintenance-free, and there are no with your airbags or seat belt...

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Additional Safety Precautions Do not attempt to deactivate your Together, airbags and airbags. seat belts provide the best protection. Do not tamper with airbag components or wiring for any Tampering could cause reason.

  • Page 26: Protecting Children General Guidelines

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines Children depend on adults to protect All Children Must Be Restrained A larger child must be restrained them. However, despite their best Each year, many children are injured with a lap/shoulder belt and ride on intentions, many adults do not know or killed in vehicle crashes because a booster seat until the seat belt fits...

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines Your Vehicle is Not The Passenger’s Front Airbag Small Children Recommended for Child Poses Serious Risks Placing a forward-facing child seat in Front airbags have been designed to Passengers the passenger’s seat can be The National Highway Traffic Safety help protect adults in a moderate to If the vehicle seat is too...

  • Page 28: Protecting Children, General Guidelines

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines To remind you of the passenger’s U.S. Models airbag hazards, your vehicle has Sun Visor Dashboard warning labels on the dashboard (U.S. models) and on the driver’s and passenger’s visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines Additional Safety Precautions Do not leave children alone in a Keep vehicle keys and remote Leaving children without Never hold a small child on your vehicle. transmitters out of the reach of If you are not wearing a seat adult supervision is illegal in most Even very young...

  • Page 30: Protecting Small Children

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Small Children Because an inflating airbag can We also recommend that a small seriously injure or kill small children, child use the child seat as long as we recommend that you do not carry possible, until the child reaches the a small child as a passenger in this weight or height limit for the seat.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Selecting a Child Seat, Installing a Child Seat Selecting a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat If the child seat is not secure, use To provide proper protection, a child After selecting a proper child seat, a different style of child seat that seat should meet three there are three main steps in...

  • Page 32: Installing A Child Seat

    Main Menu Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat In this vehicle, a child seat must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of the lap/shoulder belt. In addition, the passenger’s lap/ shoulder belt has a locking mechanism that must be activated to secure a child seat.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat To deactivate the locking mechanism and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract. After confirming that the belt is Push and pull the child seat locked, grab the shoulder part of forward and from side to side to the belt near the buckle and pull...

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Tether ANCHOR TETHER STRAP HOOK ANCHORAGE POINT A child seat with a tether can be After properly securing the child installed in the passenger’s seat, seat with the lap/shoulder belt using the anchorage point shown (see page...

  • Page 35: Protecting Larger Children

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Larger Children When a child reaches the Checking Seat Belt Fit recommended weight or height limit for a forward-facing child seat, the Allowing a larger child age 12 or child should sit in a back seat on a under to ride in the vehicle can booster seat and wear a lap/shoulder result in injury or death if the...

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Larger Children Does the shoulder belt cross Using a Booster Seat to drive. between the child’s neck and arm? Booster seats can be high-back or Is the lap part of the belt as low as low-back.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Larger Children If you decide that a child can safely When Can a Larger Child Ride in Physical Size Physically, a child must be large ride in this vehicle, be sure to: This Vehicle As noted earlier, the National enough for the lap/shoulder belt to Highway Traffic Safety...

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Larger Children Additional Safety Precautions Do not let a child wear a seat belt This could result in across the neck. serious neck injuries during a crash. Do not let a child put the shoulder part of a seat belt behind the back or This could cause under the arm.

  • Page 39: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

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

  • Page 40: Safety Labels

    Main Menu Table of Contents Safety Labels These labels are in the locations SUN VISOR shown. They warn you of potential U.S. models Canadian models hazards that could cause serious injury. Read these labels carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S.

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    Main Menu...

  • Page 42: Instruments And Controls

    Main Menu Instruments and Controls This section gives information about Control Locations ......Immobilizer System ......the controls and displays that Instrument Panel ......Ignition Switch ........ contribute to the daily operation of Instrument Panel Indicators ..Door Locks ........your vehicle.

  • Page 43: Control Locations

    Main Menu Table of Contents Control Locations AUDIO SYSTEM POWER WINDOW HEATING/COOLING (P. 80) SWITCHES CONTROLS FCD SELECT BUTTON (P. 74, 78) (P. 67) CLOCK (P. 91) (P. 51) DOOR LOCK (P. 62) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE (P. 95) DRIVING MODE BUTTONS (CVT) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.

  • Page 44: Instrument Panel

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Manual Transmission shown SEAT BELT REMINDER INDICATOR (P. 44) TURN SIGNAL AND HAZARD WARNING INDICATORS (P. 45) SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 44) HIGH BEAM INDICATOR (P. 46) ELECTRIC POWER STEERING INDICATOR PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.

  • Page 45: Instrument Panel Indicators

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many Low Oil Pressure IMA System Indicator indicators to give you important Indicator information about your vehicle. The engine can be severely damaged This indicator normally comes on for if this indicator flashes or stays on a few seconds when you turn the when the engine is running.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Malfunction Indicator Anti-lock Brake System U.S. Canada Lamp (ABS) Indicator See page This indicator normally comes on for Parking Brake and Brake System a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to ON (II), and when Indicator This indicator has two functions: the ignition switch is turned to...

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators High Beam Indicator Immobilizer System Electric Power Steering Indicator (EPS) Indicator This indicator normally comes on This indicator comes on with the This indicator comes on for a few high beam headlights. For more seconds when you turn the ignition when you turn the ignition switch to information, see page...

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Maintenance Required TRIP BUTTON Indicator This indicator reminds you that it is time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance. Refer to the maintenance schedule for normal and severe driving conditions on pages When the distance driven since the last scheduled maintenance reaches 6,000 miles (9,600 km), the indicator...

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Gauges Manual Transmission shown IMA CHARGE/ASSIST GAUGE TACHOMETER FUEL MILEAGE DISPLAY TEMPERATURE SPEEDOMETER GAUGE AUTO IDLE STOP INDICATOR BATTERY LEVEL GAUGE FUEL GAUGE CURRENT FUEL MILEAGE DISPLAY TRIP BUTTON TRIP METER/ODOMETER DISPLAY CHANGE BUTTON...

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Gauges Fuel Gauge Temperature Gauge Odometer This shows how much fuel you have. This shows the temperature of the The odometer shows the total It may show slightly more or less engine’s coolant. During normal distance your vehicle has been than the actual amount.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Gauges Current Fuel Mileage Trip Meters Trip Mileage The trip meters show the number of miles or kilometers driven since you last reset them. There are two trip meters: Trip A and Trip B. Each trip meter works independently, so you can keep track of two different distances.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Gauges Segment Distance and Fuel Lifetime Fuel Mileage Mileage Press the FCD select button to display the distance and average fuel LIFETIME FUEL MILEAGE SEGMENT mileage for a segment of a trip. The DISPLAY Segment Display indicator will come INDICATOR on to remind you that this is the segment distance and fuel mileage...

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Gauges To reset this display, turn the Turning Off the Mileage Displays Use the Trip button to select ignition switch to ON (II), the You can temporarily turn off the another mileage display. transmission is in neutral or Park Current Fuel Mileage and Fuel (CVT), and the parking brake is set.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Gauges Charge/Assist Gauge BATTERY LEVEL IMA CHARGE/ BATTERY LEVEL IMA CHARGE/ This gauge shows the status of the GAUGE ASSIST GAUGE GAUGE ASSIST GAUGE Integrated Motor Assist (IMA). If the indicator is on the left side of the gauge, the IMA battery is being charged.

  • Page 55: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    Main Menu Table of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel POWER WINDOW SWITCHES MIRROR CONTROLS WINDSHIELD HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P. 67) (P. 68) WIPERS/WASHERS (P. 57) (P. 55) ECON BUTTON (P. 75) AUDIO SYSTEM (P. 80) DRIVING MODE BUTTONS REAR WINDOW HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS HORN DEFOGGER...

  • Page 56: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    Main Menu Table of Contents Windshield Wipers and Washers Push the right lever up or down to Rear Window Wiper and Washer select a position. MIST The wipers run at high speed until you release the lever. The wipers are not activated. The wipers operate every few seconds.

  • Page 57: Turn Signal And Headlights

    Main Menu Table of Contents Turn Signal and Headlights Push down on the Push the lever Turn Signal High Beams left lever to signal a left turn and up forward until you hear a click to turn to signal a right turn. To signal a lane on the high beams.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Brightness, Hazard Warning Button The display dims when the parking Instrument Panel Brightness Hazard Warning Button lights or headlights are turned on. Adjust the brightness to the desired level with the headlight switch off, and also with the headlight switch on.

  • Page 59: Rear Window Defogger

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Window Defogger Automatic Operation The rear window defogger turns on automatically when you turn the ignition switch to ON (II) if the outside temperature is below 32°F (0 °C), or if the engine is at ambient temperature.

  • Page 60: Keys And Locks

    Do not try to take them apart. have to get a lost key replaced. Use only Honda-approved key blanks. These keys contain electronic The master key fits all the locks on circuits that are activated by the your vehicle.

  • Page 61: Immobilizer System

    Main Menu Table of Contents Immobilizer System The immobilizer system protects If the system repeatedly does not As required by the FCC: your vehicle from theft. If an recognize the coding of your key, This device complies with Part 15 of the contact your dealer.

  • Page 62: Ignition Switch

    Main Menu Table of Contents Ignition Switch If the front wheels are turned, the anti-theft lock may make it difficult to turn the key. Firmly turn the Removing the key from the steering wheel to the left or right as ignition switch while driving you turn the key.

  • Page 63: Door Locks

    Main Menu Table of Contents Door Locks Power Door Locks Door Locks LOCK TAB Unlock Lock MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH The master door lock switch allows Each door has a lock tab next to the The doors can also be locked and control of all door and hatch locks inside door handle.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Hatch Keep the hatch closed at all times Hatch while driving to avoid damaging it and to prevent exhaust gas from MASTER KEY getting into the interior. See Carbon on page Monoxide Hazard If an unlocked hatch does not open, turn the key clockwise past the unlock position.

  • Page 65: Remote Transmitter

    Main Menu Table of Contents Remote Transmitter Press this button once UNLOCK PANIC Press this button for to unlock the driver’s door. Some about 1 second to attract attention; LOCK BUTTON exterior lights will flash twice. Push the horn will sound and the exterior it twice to unlock the passenger’s lights will flash for about 30 seconds.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Remote Transmitter Replacing the Transmitter As required by the FCC: Battery This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device ROUND BATTERY may not cause harmful interference, and COVER (2) this device must accept any interference received, including...

  • Page 67

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

  • Page 68: Power Windows

    Main Menu Table of Contents Power Windows Your vehicle’s windows are The AUTO function only works to electrically-powered. Turn the lower the driver’s window. To raise ignition switch to ON (II) to raise or Closing a power window on the window, you must push the lower either window.

  • Page 69

    Main Menu Table of Contents Mirrors Adjusting the Power Mirrors Push the appropriate edge of the adjustment switch to move the mirror right, left, up, or down. When you finish, move the selector switch to the center (off) position. This turns the adjustment switch off to keep your settings.

  • Page 70: Parking Brake

    Main Menu Table of Contents Parking Brake PARKING BRAKE LEVER Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and axles. To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up fully. To release it, pull up slightly, push the button, and lower the lever.

  • Page 71: Interior Convenience Items

    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET STORAGE BOX BEVERAGE HOLDER REAR CENTER POCKET GLOVE BOX...

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Storage Box 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.

  • Page 73: Interior Lights

    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Lights The ceiling light also contains two Ceiling Light Cargo Area Light spotlights. Push the button next to DOOR ACTIVATED the light to turn it on and off. You can use the spotlights at all times. The ceiling light has a three-position The cargo area light has a two- switch;...

  • Page 74

    Main Menu Features The heating and air conditioning Vents, Heating, and A/C ....systems in your vehicle provide a ECON Button ......comfortable driving environment in To Cool or Heat Automatically . all weather conditions. Playing the Radio ......Radio Reception ......

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C On vehicles without climate control On vehicles with climate control TEMPERATURE TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL CONTROL DIAL ECON BUTTON MODE CONTROL ECON BUTTON BUTTON MODE CONTROL BUTTON FAN CONTROL BUTTON AUTO BUTTON DEFROST DEFROST FAN CONTROL BUTTONS...

  • Page 76

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C On vehicles with automatic If the cooling provided in ECON The system should be left in Fresh transmission (CVT), see page mode is not adequate, press the Auto Air mode under almost all conditions. Automatic Climate Control and Keeping the system in Recirculation button (see page...

  • Page 77

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Airflow is divided between Ventilation Using the A/C in ECON Mode the vents in the dashboard and the The flow-through ventilation system On vehicles with automatic floor vents. draws in outside air, circulates it transmission (CVT) through the interior, then exhausts it Air conditioning places an extra load...

  • Page 78: Before Driving

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C To Dehumidify the Interior indicator will not come on, if it was To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice off to start with. From the Windows On vehicles with climate control Air conditioning, as it cools, removes Adjust the temperature control moisture from the air.

  • Page 79

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C To Cool or Heat Automatically If you set the temperature to its To Turn Everything Off lower limit or its highest limit, the On vehicles with automatic On vehicles with manual transmission system runs at full cooling or heating transmission (CVT) To shut off the system completely,...

  • Page 80

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Sunlight and Temperature Sensors SUNLIGHT SENSOR TEMPERATURE SENSOR The climate control system has two sensors. A sunlight sensor is in the top of the dashboard, and a temperature sensor is next to the steering column.

  • Page 81: Playing The Radio

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio AM/FM BUTTON STEREO INDICATOR AUTO SELECT BUTTON AUTO SELECT INDICATOR SCAN INDICATOR SCAN BUTTON TUNE KNOB SEEK BAR PWR/VOL KNOB PRESET BUTTONS...

  • Page 82

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio To Play the Radio lower frequency. Preset Each preset button can The ignition switch must be in the store one frequency on AM, and two ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. The SEEK function SEEK frequencies on FM.

  • Page 83

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio If you are AUTO SELECT To turn off auto select, press the Audio System Lighting traveling far from home and can no A. SEL button. This restores the You can use the instrument panel longer receive your preset stations, presets you originally set.

  • Page 84: Radio Reception

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

  • Page 85

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

  • Page 86: Playing A Cd

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a CD REPEAT INDICATOR EJECT BUTTON AM/FM BUTTON CD BUTTON CD SLOT REPEAT BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BAR RANDOM INDICATOR RANDOM BUTTON PWR/VOL KNOB...

  • Page 87

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a CD To Play a CD SKIP Each time you press and To Stop Playing a CD With the ignition switch in the release the side of the skip bar, Press the eject button ( ) to ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, the player skips forward to the...

  • Page 88

    Main Menu Table of Contents CD Changer, Protecting Your CDs Operating the Optional CD Protecting Your CDs Protecting CDs Changer When a CD is not being played, store General Information An optional six disc CD changer is it in its case to protect it from dust When using CD-R discs, use only available for your vehicle.

  • Page 89

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Your CDs, CD Player Error Messages CD Player Error Messages If you see an error message in the display while playing a CD, find the cause in the following chart. If you cannot clear the error message, take the vehicle to your dealer.

  • Page 90: Cd Changer Error Messages

    Main Menu Table of Contents CD Changer Error Messages If you see an error message in the Error Cause Solution display while operating the CD Message changer, find the cause in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error message, take the vehicle to Press the magazine eject button and pull out your dealer.

  • Page 91: Radio Theft Protection

    Main Menu Table of Contents Radio Theft Protection Your vehicle’s audio system will If your vehicle’s battery is You will have to store your favorite disable itself if it is disconnected disconnected or goes dead, or the stations in the preset buttons after from electrical power for any reason.

  • Page 92: Setting The Clock

    Main Menu Table of Contents Setting the Clock If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead, you will need to set the clock. CLOCK BUTTON Press and hold the CLOCK button, and change the hours by pressing the H (Preset 4) button until the numbers advance to the desired time.

  • Page 93

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  • Page 94: Before Driving

    Main Menu Before Driving Before you begin driving your Break-in Period ....... vehicle, you should know what Fuel Recommendation ....gasoline to use and how to check the Service Station Procedures ... levels of important fluids. You also Refueling ........need to know how to properly store Opening and Closing the luggage or packages.

  • Page 95

    Main Menu Table of Contents Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation Use of gasoline with these additives Help assure your vehicle’s future Your vehicle is designed to operate may adversely affect performance, reliability and performance by paying on unleaded gasoline with a pump and cause the Malfunction Indicator extra attention to how you drive octane number of 86 or higher.

  • Page 96

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. Refueling You may hear a hissing sound as pressure inside the tank escapes. Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be Stop filling the tank after the fuel burned or seriously injured nozzle automatically clicks off.

  • Page 97

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Screw the fuel fill cap back on Opening and Closing the Hood until it clicks at least three times. If you do not properly tighten the cap, the Malfunction Indicator Lamp may come on (see page Push the fuel fill door closed until it latches.

  • Page 98

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Oil Check SUPPORT ROD DIPSTICK UPPER MARK LOWER MARK CLIP Pull the support rod out of its clip, Wait a few minutes after turning the Remove the dipstick again, and and insert the end into the engine off before you check the oil.

  • Page 99

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Refer to Engine Coolant Check Owner’s Maintenance Checks on page for information RESERVE about checking other items on your TANK vehicle. Look at the coolant level in the radiator reserve tank. Make sure it is between the MAX and MIN lines.

  • Page 100: Fuel Economy

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuel Economy Drive moderately. Rapid Improving Fuel Economy Wind resistance causes vehicles to Always maintain your vehicle acceleration, abrupt cornering, use more fuel at higher speeds. according to the maintenance and hard braking use more fuel. Driving at moderate speeds on the schedule.

  • Page 101

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuel Economy The air conditioning puts an extra load on the engine which makes it use more fuel. Use the fresh-air ventilation when possible. If air conditioning is needed, you can save some fuel by using the A/C in ‘‘ECON’’...

  • Page 102: Accessories And Modifications

    Accessories or killed. Be sure electronic accessories do Your dealer has Honda accessories not overload electrical circuits that allow you to personalize your Follow all instructions in this (see page ) or interfere with vehicle.

  • Page 103

    Some examples are: safety systems could make the Lowering your vehicle with a systems ineffective. non-Honda suspension kit that significantly reduces ground If you plan to modify your vehicle, clearance can allow the consult your dealer.

  • Page 104: Carrying Cargo

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas: STORAGE BOX Glove box Seat-back pocket Storage box Cargo area Rear center pocket However, carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe.

  • Page 105

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Steps for determining correct load Load Limits The resulting figure equals the The maximum load for your vehicle limit: available amount of cargo and is 400 lbs (185 kg). This figure luggage load capacity. For includes the total weight of all Locate the statement, ‘‘the example, if the maximum load is...

  • Page 106

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Carrying Items in the Passenger Carrying Cargo in the Cargo Area If you carry large items that Compartment Distribute cargo evenly on the prevent you from closing the Store or secure all items that could floor of the cargo area, placing the hatch, exhaust gas can enter the be thrown around and hurt...

  • Page 107

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Cargo Hooks Cargo Net Air Intake To secure the cargo, you can use the The cargo net can be used to help four cargo hooks on the cargo area. hold down light items in the cargo AIR INTAKE The illustration shows the location of area.

  • Page 108

    Main Menu Driving This section gives you tips on Preparing to Drive ......starting the engine under various Starting the Engine ....... conditions, and how to operate the Manual Transmission ....manual and automatic transmissions. Shift Up/Shift Down It also includes important Indicators .......

  • Page 109: Preparing To Drive

    Main Menu Table of Contents Preparing to Drive You should do the following checks Check the seat adjustment (see and adjustments before you drive page your vehicle. Check the adjustment of the Make sure all windows, mirrors, inside and outside mirrors (see and outside lights are clean and page unobstructed.

  • Page 110: Starting The Engine

    Main Menu Table of Contents Starting the Engine Apply the parking brake. In cold weather, turn off all The immobilizer system protects your The engine is harder to start in cold electrical accessories to reduce vehicle f rom thef t. If an improperly- weather.

  • Page 111: Manual Transmission

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

  • Page 112

    Main Menu Table of Contents Manual Transmission Shift Up/Shift Down Indicators The Shift Down indicator prompts Auto Idle Stop you to shift to a lower gear when you To maximize fuel economy, under SHIFT UP INDICATOR certain conditions, the engine will are climbing a hill faster than 12 mph (19 km/h), losing speed, and shut off when you come to a stop.

  • Page 113

    Main Menu Table of Contents Manual Transmission There is adequate vacuum reserve Auto Idle Stop Indicator When the indicator is blinking: for the power brakes. Auto Idle Stop is active. The clutch is not depressed. AUTO IDLE STOP INDICATOR The engine will start again You cannot restart the engine.

  • Page 114

    If the malfunction indicator lamp Transmission (CVT) comes on along with the ‘‘D’’ indicator, there is a problem in the U.S. model Honda’s Continuously Variable automatic transmission control Transmission’s unique design system. Avoid rapid acceleration, and provides a smooth, constant flow of have the transmission checked by power.

  • Page 115

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission (CVT) Shifting To shift from: Do this: You must also press the release button to shift into Park. To avoid Press the brake pedal and transmission damage, come to a P to R press the release button on complete stop before shifting into the lever.

  • Page 116

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission (CVT) Use this mode for Drive Mode everyday driving. The transmission SECOND MODE BUTTON automatically adjusts to keep the ‘‘D’’ INDICATOR engine at the best speed for driving conditions. To help the engine warm up faster, the transmission will select ratios that allow the engine to run at higher speeds when it is cold.

  • Page 117

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission (CVT) You can switch into and out of To shift to Low, press Low (L) Engine Speed Limiter Second mode with the ignition the release button on the side of the If you exceed the maximum speed switch ON (II) and the shift lever in shift lever.

  • Page 118

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission (CVT) Shift Lock Release RELEASE BUTTON This allows you to move the shift lever out of Park if the normal method of pushing on the brake pedal and pressing the release button does not work. Set the parking brake.

  • Page 119

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission (CVT) Auto Idle Stop There is adequate vacuum reserve During Auto Idle Stop, the IMA To maximize fuel economy, your for the power brakes. charge and power brake vacuum Insight has an Auto Idle Stop reserve is monitored by the system.

  • Page 120

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission (CVT) If you open the driver’s door when Auto Idle Stop Indicator Auto Stop is active, the indicator will blink and you will hear a chime. The AUTO IDLE STOP INDICATOR chime will stop when you close the door.

  • Page 121

    Main Menu Table of Contents Parking Always use the parking brake when Parking Tips If the vehicle is facing uphill, turn you park your vehicle. Make sure Make sure the windows are closed. the front wheels away from the the parking brake is set firmly or curb.

  • Page 122: Braking System

    Main Menu Table of Contents Braking System Your vehicle is equipped with front Check the brakes after driving Braking System Design disc brakes. The brakes on the rear through deep water. Apply the The hydraulic system that operates wheels are drum. A power assist the brakes has two separate circuits.

  • Page 123: Anti-lock Brakes (abs)

    Main Menu Table of Contents Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) The anti-lock brake system (ABS) You will feel a pulsation in the brake ABS Indicator helps prevent the brakes from pedal when the ABS activates, and locking up, and helps you retain you may hear some noise.

  • Page 124

    Main Menu Table of Contents Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Towing a Trailer Important Safety Reminders A vehicle with ABS may require a Towing a Trailer ABS does not reduce the time or longer distance to stop on loose or Your vehicle is not designed to tow a uneven surfaces, such as gravel or trailer, attempting to do so can void distance it takes to stop the...

  • Page 125

    Main Menu...

  • Page 126

    Main Menu Maintenance This section explains why it is Maintenance Safety ...... Tire Maintenance ..... important to keep your vehicle well Maintenance Schedule ....Tire Rotation ......maintained and how to follow basic Maintenance Record ....Replacing Tires ......maintenance safety precautions. Fluid Locations ......

  • Page 127: Maintenance Safety

    Main Menu Table of Contents Maintenance Safety All service items not detailed in this Injury from moving parts. section should be performed by a not run the engine unless certified technician or other qualified instructed to do so. Improperly maintaining this mechanic.

  • Page 128: Maintenance Schedule

    Main Menu Table of Contents Maintenance Schedule The maintenance schedule assumes Which Schedule to Follow: Driving in mountainous conditions. you will use your vehicle as normal Service your vehicle according to the transportation for passengers and time and mileage periods on one of Driving on muddy, dusty, or de- their possessions.

  • Page 129

    Tires Check the tire pressure We recommend the use of Honda term reliability. monthly. Examine the tread for parts and fluids whenever you have wear and foreign objects. See page maintenance done.

  • Page 130

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service the items listed at the indicated distance (or time, if given). miles x 1,000 km x 1,000 Check engine oil and coolant Check oil and coolant at each fuel stop Check tires Check inflation and condition once a month Replace engine oil Every 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or every 1 year, whichever comes first Rotate tires (follow pattern on page...

  • Page 131

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service the items listed at the indicated distance (or time, if given). miles x 1,000 km x 1,000 Check engine oil and coolant Check oil and coolant at each fuel stop Check tires Check inflation and condition once a month Replace engine oil and oil filter Every 3,750 miles (6,000 km) or every 6 months, whichever comes first Rotate tires (follow pattern on page...

  • Page 132

    Main Menu Table of Contents 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 133

    Main Menu Table of Contents 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 134

    Main Menu Table of Contents Maintenance Record (for Normal and Severe Schedules) 123,750 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km 198,000 km Date 127,500 mi mi/km 204,000 km Date 131,250 mi mi/km 210,000 km Date 135,000 mi mi/km 216,000 km Date 138,750 mi mi/km 222,000 km...

  • Page 135: Fluid Locations

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fluid Locations ENGINE OIL CLUTCH FLUID FILL CAP (Gray cap) (Manual Transmission only) BRAKE FLUID (Gray cap) ENGINE COOLANT WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR (Blue cap) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (CVT) (Yellow loop) ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK RADIATOR CAP (Orange loop)

  • Page 136: Adding Engine Oil

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

  • Page 137

    Run the engine until it reaches engine use less fuel. It is available at normal operating temperature, your Honda dealer. A 5W-20 oil may then shut it off. be used if 0W-20 is not available.

  • Page 138: Changing The Oil And Filter

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing the Oil and Filter WASHER OIL DRAIN BOLT OIL FILTER Open the hood and remove the Remove the oil drain bolt and Remove the oil filter, and let the engine oil fill cap. Remove the washer from the bottom of the remaining oil drain.

  • Page 139

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing the Oil and Filter Let the engine run for several Put a new washer on the drain bolt, then reinstall the drain bolt. minutes, then check the drain bolt Tighten the drain bolt to: and oil filter for leaks.

  • Page 140: Engine Coolant

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

  • Page 141

    Main Menu Table of Contents Engine Coolant Put the radiator cap back on, and tighten it fully. RADIATOR CAP RESERVE TANK Pour coolant into the reserve tank. Fill it to halfway between the MAX and MIN marks. Put the cap back on the reserve tank.

  • Page 142: Windshield Washers

    Main Menu Table of Contents Windshield Washers Check the fluid level in the LEVEL GAUGE windshield washer reservoir at least monthly during normal use. This Do not use engine antif reeze or a reservoir supplies the windshield and vinegar/water solution in the rear window washers.

  • Page 143: Transmission Fluid

    Then turn shown in the illustration. with Honda ATF-Z1 as soon as it is off the engine. convenient. Remove the dipstick and check NOTE: For accurate results, wait at the fluid level.

  • Page 144

    If you are not sure how to add fluid, Remove the black cover under the hole. If it is not, add Honda Manual contact your dealer. engine. Transmission Fluid (MTF) until it starts to run out of the hole.

  • Page 145

    Main Menu Table of Contents Transmission Fluid, Brake and Clutch Fluid Always use Honda Heavy Duty If Honda MTF is not available, you Brake and Clutch Fluid may use an SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 Check the fluid level in the Brake Fluid DOT 3.

  • Page 146: Brake And Clutch Fluid

    Main Menu Table of Contents Brake and Clutch Fluid Brake System Clutch System The fluid level should be between The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the side the MIN and MAX marks on the side of the reservoir.

  • Page 147

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Headlight Aiming Replacing a Headlight Bulb HOLDER The headlights were properly aimed Your vehicle has halogen headlight when your vehicle was new. If you bulbs. When replacing a bulb, handle regularly carry heavy items in the it by its steel base and protect the cargo area, readjustment may be glass from contact with your skin or...

  • Page 148

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Unclip the end of the hold-down Replacing a Front Parking Light WEATHER SEAL BULB wire from its slot. Pivot it out of Bulb the way, and remove the bulb. Insert the new bulb into the hole, making sure the tabs are in their slots.

  • Page 149

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Install the socket back into the Replacing the Front Side Marker/ headlight assembly. Turn it Turn Signal Light Bulb clockwise to lock it in place. To change the bulb on the driver’s side, start the engine, turn the Turn on the lights to make sure steering wheel all the way to the the new bulb is working.

  • Page 150

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Install the socket back into the Replacing Rear Bulbs headlight assembly. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place. COVER Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. Put the inner fender cover in place. Tighten the screw securely.

  • Page 151

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Reinstall the socket into the light assembly by turning it clockwise until it locks. Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. Reinstall the light assembly and tighten the two screws and nut. Reinstall the two covers in the rear light assembly.

  • Page 152

    Table of Contents Seat Belts, Floor Mats Seat Belts Floor Mats If you use a non-Honda floor mat, make sure it fits properly and that it LOOP can be used with the floor mat anchor. Do not put additional floor mats on top of the anchored mat.

  • Page 153

    Main Menu Table of Contents Dust and Pollen Filter, Roof Antenna Dust and Pollen Filter This filter should be replaced every Roof Antenna The dust and pollen filter removes 30,000 miles (48,000 km) under pollen and dust from the outside air normal conditions.

  • Page 154

    Although almost all exterior panels on Replace them if you find signs of your Honda are made of hardened cracking in the rubber, and areas aluminum, they may dent more easily that are getting hard, or if they leave than steel under some conditions.

  • Page 155: Wiper Blades

    Main Menu Table of Contents Wiper Blades WIPER ARMS BLADE LOCK TAB To replace a front wiper blade: Disconnect the blade assembly Remove the blade from its holder from the wiper arm by pushing in by grasping the tabbed end of the Raise the wiper arm off the the lock tab.

  • Page 156

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

  • Page 157

    Main Menu Table of Contents Wiper Blades, Tires Tires Inflation Guidelines To safely operate your vehicle, your Keeping the tires properly inflated tires must be the proper type and provides the best combination of size, in good condition with adequate handling, tread life, and riding tread, and correctly inflated.

  • Page 158

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires Use a gauge to measure the air If you check the pressure when the Recommended Tire Pressures pressure at least once a month. Even tires are hot [driven for several miles The following chart shows the tires that are in good condition may (kilometers)], you will see readings 4 recommended cold tire pressures for...

  • Page 159

    Improper wheel weights can damage traction on wet roads. You should your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use replace the tire if you can see the only Honda wheel weights f or tread wear indicator in three or more balancing. places around the tire.

  • Page 160

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires Tire Rotation Replacing Tires It is best to replace all four tires at Replace your tires with radial tires of the same time. If that is not possible Front Front the same size, load range, speed or necessary, replace the two front rating, and maximum cold tire tires or two rear tires as a pair.

  • Page 161

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires Wheels and Tires Specifications Winter Driving Tires marked ‘‘M S’’ or ‘‘All Wheels: Season’’ on the sidewall have an all- Installing improper tires on your weather tread design suitable for vehicle can affect handling and 14 x 5 1/2 JJ most winter driving conditions.

  • Page 162

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires Snow Tires Tire Chains If you mount snow tires on your Because your vehicle has limited tire vehicle, make sure they are radial clearance, mount only SAE Class ‘‘S’’ Traction devices that are the wrong tires of the same size and load range cable-type traction devices, with size or improperly installed can...

  • Page 163: Checking The Battery

    Main Menu Table of Contents Checking the Battery Check the terminals for corrosion (a If you need to connect the battery to TEST INDICATOR WINDOW white or yellowish powder). To a charger, disconnect both cables to remove it, cover the terminals with a prevent damaging your vehicle’s solution of baking soda and water.

  • Page 164: Vehicle Storage

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vehicle Storage If you need to park your vehicle for If the vehicle is to be stored for a Cover the vehicle with a an extended period (more than one longer period, it should be ‘‘breathable’’...

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  • Page 166: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

    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 the Engine Won’t Start ..... gives you information about how to Nothing Happens or the safely evaluate the problem and what Starter Motor Operates...

  • Page 167: Compact Spare Tire

    Main Menu Table of Contents Compact Spare Tire Use the compact spare tire as a Follow these precautions: INDICATOR LOCATION MARK temporary replacement only. Get your regular tire repaired or replaced, Never exceed 50 mph (80 km/h). and put it back on your vehicle as soon as you can.

  • Page 168: Changing A Flat Tire

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire If you have a flat tire while driving, Park the vehicle on firm, level and FLOOR BOARD TOOL KIT stop in a safe place to change it. non-slippery ground. Put the Drive slowly along the shoulder until transmission in Reverse (5-speed you get to an exit or an area that is...

  • Page 169

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire REAR WHEEL SKIRT CENTER CAP STUD FASTENER Rear tire only: Pull the rear wheel skirt Remove the center cap from the Use the end of the extension or a downward. wheel with the end of the flat-tipped screwdriver to loosen extension or a flat-tipped the two stud fasteners holding the...

  • Page 170

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

  • Page 171

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire 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. surface of the wheel and hub with then tighten them in a crisscross a clean cloth.

  • Page 172

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire SLOT Tighten the wheel nuts securely in To install the rear wheel skirt, Tighten the two stud fasteners. the same crisscross pattern. Have place the skirt against the body. Align the marks on the stud the wheel nut torque checked at Line up the slots on the skirt with...

  • Page 173

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Store the jack and tool kit back in WING BOLT SPACER CONE the spare tire well. Loose items can fly around the interior in a crash and could seriously injure the occupants. Store the wheel, jack, and tools securely before driving.

  • Page 174: If The Engine Won't Start, If The Engine Won't Start

    Main Menu Table of Contents If the Engine Won’t Start Diagnosing why the engine won’t Nothing Happens or the Starter Turn the ignition switch to ON (II). start falls into two areas, depending Motor Operates Very Slowly Turn on the headlights, and check on what you hear when you turn the When you turn the ignition switch to their brightness.

  • Page 175

    Main Menu Table of Contents If the Engine Won’t Start If the headlights dim noticeably or The Starter Operates Normally If you find nothing wrong, you will go out when you try to start the In this case, the starter motor’s need a qualified technician to find engine, either the battery is speed sounds normal, or even faster...

  • Page 176: Jump Starting

    Main Menu Table of Contents Jump Starting Although this seems like a simple To jump start your vehicle: procedure, you should take several precautions. Open the hood, and check the physical condition of the battery. In very cold weather, check the condition of the electrolyte.

  • Page 177

    Main Menu Table of Contents Jump Starting Start the vehicle. If the starter motor still operates slowly, check that the jumper cables have good metal-to-metal contact. Once the vehicle is running, disconnect the negative cable from your vehicle, then from the booster battery.

  • Page 178: If The Engine Overheats

    Main Menu Table of Contents If the Engine Overheats The reading on your vehicle’s If you do not see steam or spray, temperature gauge should stay in leave the engine running and the midrange. If it climbs to the red watch the temperature gauge.

  • Page 179

    Main Menu Table of Contents If the Engine Overheats If you do not find an obvious leak, Using gloves or a large heavy Put the radiator cap back on check the coolant level in the cloth, turn the radiator cap tightly.

  • Page 180: Low Oil Pressure Indicator

    Main Menu Table of Contents Low Oil Pressure Indicator This indicator should never Safely pull off the road, and shut The engine running generates the come on when the engine is off the engine. Turn on the hazard oil pressure. running.

  • Page 181

    Main Menu Table of Contents Charging System Indicator, Malfunction Indicator Lamp If the indicator remains on, or the Charging System Indicator Malfunction Indicator Lamp If the charging system If the indicator comes on fuel cap was not loose or missing, while driving, it means one have your vehicle checked by the indicator comes on brightly...

  • Page 182: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    Main Menu Table of Contents Malfunction Indicator Lamp Readiness Codes To check if they are set, turn the Your vehicle has certain ‘‘readiness ignition to ON (II), without starting codes’’ that are part of the on-board the engine. The malfunction diagnostics for the emissions indicator lamp will come on for 20 systems.

  • Page 183: Brake System Indicator

    Main Menu Table of Contents Brake System Indicator The brake system However, if the brake pedal does not If you must drive the vehicle a short U.S. Canada indicator normally feel normal, you should take distance in this condition, drive comes on when you immediate action.

  • Page 184: Emergency Towing

    Main Menu Table of Contents Emergency Towing If your vehicle needs to be towed, the cables lift that end of the vehicle call a professional towing service or off the ground. Your vehicle’s sus- organization. Never tow your vehicle pension and body can be seriously Improper towing preparation will with just a rope or chain.

  • Page 185

    Main Menu Table of Contents Emergency Towing If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck If your vehicle gets stuck in sand, mud, or snow, call a towing service to pull it out (see page For very short distances, such as Remove the cover from the freeing the vehicle, you can use the bumper with the end of the detachable towing hook that mounts...

  • Page 186

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

  • Page 187

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

  • Page 188

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuses If the radio fuse is removed, the If you cannot drive the vehicle without fixing the problem, and you audio system will disable itself. The do not have a spare fuse, take a fuse next time you turn on the radio you Replacing a f use with one that has a of the same rating or a lower rating...

  • Page 189: Fuse Locations

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuse Locations INTERIOR FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected 10 A Radio 10 A Daytime Running Light 20 A Door Lock 7.5 A Tailgate Lock 7.5 A Not used 10 A Rear Wiper Back Light 7.5 A : Canadian model only No.

  • Page 190

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuse Locations UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected Amps. Circuits Protected 50 A IG1 Main 30 A Cooling Fan 80 A Battery 40 A Heater Motor 30 A ABS Motor 30 A Rear Defroster 10 A Hazard 20 A ABS F/S...

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    Main Menu...

  • Page 192: Technical Information

    Main Menu Technical Information The diagrams in this section give Identification Numbers ....Emissions Controls ....... you the dimensions and capacities of Specifications ........ The Clean Air Act ..... your vehicle, and the locations of the DOT Tire Quality Grading Crankcase Emissions Control identification numbers.

  • Page 193: 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 194

    Main Menu Table of Contents Identification Numbers The Engine Number is stamped into TRANSMISSION NUMBER ENGINE NUMBER the engine block. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (CVT) NUMBER The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. The IMA Motor Number is stamped on the motor housing.

  • Page 195: Specifications

    Including the coolant in the reserve tank and that remaining in the 10.3 : 1 engine. Spark plugs ILZFR5A-11 Reserve tank capacity: 0.11 US gal (0.4 ) U.S. model Contact your Honda dealer when replacement is necessary. 4 : Excluding the oil remaining in the engine.

  • Page 196

    Main Menu Table of Contents Specifications Air Conditioning Alignment Refrigerant type HFC-134a (R-134a) Toe-in Front 0.00 in (0.0 mm) Charge quantity 17.6 19.4 oz (500 550 g) Rear 0.12 in (3.0 mm) Lubricant type SP-10 Camber Front 0° Rear 1° Lights Caster Front...

  • Page 197

    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 198

    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 199: Tire Labeling

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tire Labeling The tires that came on your vehicle Rim diameter in inches. 2202 Date of manufacture. have a number of markings. Those you should be aware of are described Load index (a numerical code below.

  • Page 200: Emissions Controls

    It is stored in this NOx and HC react to form canister while the engine is off. After photochemical ‘‘smog.’’ Carbon In Canada, Honda vehicles comply the engine is started and warmed up, monoxide does not contribute to with the Canadian emission...

  • Page 201

    HC, CO, and NOx that the engine control module (ECM) in Honda replacement parts or their comes out the tailpipe. The exhaust manual transmission vehicles uses equivalent for repairs. Using lower...

  • Page 202: Three Way Catalytic Converter

    The catalytic converter is referred to 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 203: State Emissions Testing

    Main Menu Table of Contents State Emissions Testing Testing of Readiness Codes Make sure the gas tank is nearly, Select a nearby highway where If you take your vehicle for a state but not completely full (around you can maintain a speed of 50 to emissions test shortly after the 3/4).

  • Page 204

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

  • Page 205: Customer Service 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., Inc. be able to answer all your questions. Automobile Customer Service If you encounter a problem that your Mail Stop 500-2N-7A...

  • Page 206: Warranty Coverages

    Emissions Control Systems Defects Accessory Limited Warranty Restrictions and exclusions apply to Honda accessories are covered all these warranties. Please read the Warranty and Emissions these two Performance Warranty under this warranty. Time and 2005 Honda Warranty Information warranties cover your vehicle’s...

  • Page 207

    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 208: Authorized Manuals

    Purchasing Factory Authorized Manuals Valid only for sales within the United States. Canadian (U.S. only) owners should 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 209

    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 210

    Main Menu Index Anti-theft Steering Column Brakes Lock ..........Anti-lock System (ABS) ... Break-in, New Linings ....Accessories ........Audio System ........ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Auto Idle Stop ......111, Bulb Replacement ....Fluid ........... Position) ........Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners . Accessory Power Socket ....

  • Page 211

    Main Menu Index Risks with Airbags ...... Small Children ......Capacities Chart ......DANGER, Explanation of ....Tethers ......... Carbon Monoxide Hazard ..... Where Should a Child Sit? ..Dashboard ........4, Carrying Cargo ......Daytime Running Lights ....Child Seats CAUTION, Explanation of ....

  • Page 212

    Main Menu Index Downshifting, Manual Emissions Testing, State ..... Flashers, Hazard Warning ..... Transmission ......Engine Flat Tire, Changing a ....Driver and Passenger Safety ... Coolant Temperature Gauge ..Fluids Driving ........... Engine Speed Limiter ..111, Automatic Transmission Economy ........

  • Page 213

    Main Menu Index Headlights Brake (Parking and Brake Aiming ........System) ......45, Gas Mileage, Improving ....Daytime Running Lights ..46, Charging System ....44, Gasoline ........... High Beam Indicator ....DRL (Daytime Running Fuel Reserve Indicator ....

  • Page 214

    Main Menu Index Hatch ..........Power Door ......... Jacking up the Vehicle ....Low Coolant Level ......Neutral Gear Position ....Jack, Tire ........Low Fuel Indicator ......New Vehicle Break-in ....Jump Starting ........ Lower Gear, Downshifting to a . NOTICE, Explanation of ....

  • Page 215

    Main Menu Index Overheating, Engine ....Using Child Seats with Tires ........... Owner’s Maintenance Checks ..Tethers ........Wiper Blades ......Oxygenated Fuels ......Protecting Larger Children ... Replacing Seat Belts After a Protecting Small Children ..... Crash ..........Reserve Tank, Engine Coolant .........

  • Page 216

    Main Menu Index Seat Belts ........10, Spare Tire Supplemental Restraint Additional Information ....Inflating ........System ........ . 11, Automatic Seat Belt Specifications ......Servicing ........Tensioners ....... Specifications Charts ....SRS Indicator ......23, Cleaning ........Spotlights .........

  • Page 217

    Main Menu Index Tire Chains ........Checking Fluid Level, Tire, How to Change a Flat ..Manual ........WARNING, Explanation of ..... Tire Information ......Fluid Selection ....142, Tire Labeling ......... Identification Number ....Warning Labels, Location of ..

  • Page 218: Service Information Summary

    Gasoline: Automatic Transmission Fluid Brake Fluid: Unleaded gasoline, pump octane (CVT): Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid number of 86 or higher. Use Honda ATF-Z1 (Automatic DOT 3 preferred, or a DOT 3 or Transmission Fluid) only. DOT 4 brake fluid as a temporary...

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