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2006 CR-V 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 .........................................................................................................................................
A Few Words About Safety.................................................................................................................
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.
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...................................................................................................................................................... I
A summary of information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump.
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  • Page 1

    2006 CR-V 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. Contents Owner's Identification Form Introduction ............................A Few Words About Safety.........................

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

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    Main Menu Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2006 Honda CR-V was a wise As you read this manual, you will investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure. find information that is preceded by symbol. This One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to information is intended to help you read this manual.

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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. on the vehicle. Safety Labels Safety Messages preceded by a safety alert symbol...

  • Page 5: Important Handling Information

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

  • Page 6: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance INSTRUMENT PANEL POWER DOOR LOCK MIRROR CONTROLS AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P.161) INDICATORS (P.55) (P.159) MASTER SWITCH (P.89) MANUAL TRANSMISSION DRIVER’S FRONT GAUGES (P.61) (P.73) AUDIO SYSTEM AIRBAG (P.9 , 23) (P.103) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.30) FRONT PASSENGER...

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    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance INSTRUMENT PANEL AUDIO SYSTEM SHIFT LEVER (A/T) HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS BRIGHTNESS (P.103) (P.66) (P.161) (P.67) CLOCK (P.137) REMOTE AUDIO CONTROLS (P.135) PASSENGER AIRBAG VEHICLE STABILITY OFF INDICATOR (P.30) ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM ON/OFF SWITCH (P.171) WINDSHIELD MOONROOF SWITCH WIPERS/WASHERS...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Main Menu Driver and Passenger Safety This section gives you important Additional Information About All Children Should Sit in a information about how to protect Your Seat Belts ....... Back Seat ......... yourself and your passengers. It Seat Belt System Components . The Passenger’s Front Airbag shows you how to use seat belts.

  • Page 9: Important Safety Precautions

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

  • Page 10: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

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

  • Page 11

    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 all seating positions. and against other occupants. Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious Your seat belt system also includes Keep you from being thrown out...

  • Page 12

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

  • Page 13

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

  • Page 14: Protecting Adults And Teens

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Introduction Close and Lock the Doors Adjust the Front Seats After everyone has entered the The following pages provide instructions on how to properly vehicle, be sure the doors are closed protect the driver, adult passengers, and locked.

  • Page 15: Adjust The Seat-backs

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens If you sit too close to the steering Adjust the Seat-Backs wheel or dashboard, you can be seriously injured by an inflating front Sitting too close to a front airbag, or by striking the steering airbag can result in serious wheel or dashboard.

  • Page 16: Adjust The Head Restraints

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

  • Page 17: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

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

  • Page 18: Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Maintain a Proper Sitting Never place the shoulder portion of a RELEASE BUTTONS lap/shoulder belt under your arm or Position This could cause After all occupants have adjusted behind your back. very serious injuries in a crash.

  • Page 19: Advice For Pregnant Women

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

  • Page 20: Additional Safety Precautions

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions Two people should never use the Keep your hands and arms away If they do, they Never let passengers ride in the same seat belt. from the airbag covers. If your could be very seriously injured in a hands or arms are close to an...

  • Page 21: Your Seat Belts

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

  • Page 22: Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners The tensioners are designed to DETACHABLE ANCHOR activate in any collision severe enough to cause the front airbags to deploy, or if a sensor detects your vehicle is about to rollover (see page If a side curtain airbag deploys during a side impact, the tensioner...

  • Page 23: Seat Belt Maintenance

    Honda provides a lifetime warranty on seat belts for U.S. models. See your Honda Warranty Information booklet for details.

  • Page 24: Additional Information About Your Airbags

    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components Your airbag system includes: Two SRS (supplemental restraint (13) (11) system) front airbags. The driver’s (12) airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger’s airbag is stored in the dashboard.

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Automatic front seat belt A sophisticated electronic system An indicator on the instrument tensioners (see page that continually monitors and panel that alerts you that the records information about the passenger’s side airbag has been Sensors that can detect a sensors, the control unit, the...

  • Page 26: How Your Front Airbags Work

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

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags After a crash, you may see what Dual-Stage Airbags Dual-Threshold Airbags looks like smoke. This is actually Your front airbags are dual-stage Your front airbags are also dual- powder from the airbag’s surface. airbags.

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    If the seat is under the seat. Although Honda under the front seats. too far forward, the airbag will does not encourage carrying an...

  • Page 29: How Your Side Airbags Work

    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags When the airbag is turned off, an Moving the front seat forcibly How Your Side Airbags Work indicator in the center of the back against cargo on the seat or dashboard will come on indicating floor behind it.

  • Page 30

    To get the best protection from the Although Honda does not encourage indicator will go out. side airbags, front seat occupants children to ride in front, this system...

  • Page 31: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work

    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Side Curtain Airbags If the impact is on the passenger’s To get the best protection from the side, the passenger’s side curtain side curtain airbags, occupants Work airbag will inflate even if there are no should wear their seat belts and sit occupants on that side of the vehicle.

  • Page 32: How The Srs Indicator Works

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

  • Page 33: How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

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

  • Page 34

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

  • Page 35: All Children Must Be Restrained

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

  • Page 36: Back Seat

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

  • Page 37: Protecting Children, General Guidelines

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines To remind you of the passenger’s U.S. Models DASHBOARD front airbag hazards, and that SUN VISOR children must be properly restrained in a back seat, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U.S.

  • Page 38: If You Must Drive With Several Children

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines If You Must Drive with Several If a Child Requires Close Additional Safety Precautions Children Attention Never hold an infant or child on Your vehicle has a back seat where Many parents say they prefer to put If you are not wearing a your lap.

  • Page 39: Protecting Children General Guidelines

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines Use the childproof door locks to Lock all doors, the tailgate and the prevent children from opening the hatch when your vehicle is not in This can prevent Children who play in vehicles rear doors.

  • Page 40: Protecting Infants And Small Children

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

  • Page 41: Protecting Small Children

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children In any of these situations, we Protecting Small Children We also recommend that a small strongly recommend that you install child use the child seat until the child the child seat directly behind the reaches the weight or height limit front passenger’s seat, move the seat for the seat.

  • Page 42: Selecting A Child Seat

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

  • Page 43: Installing A Child Seat

    Main Menu Table of Contents Selecting a Child Seat, Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat movement can be expected and The child seat should fit the After selecting a proper child seat should not reduce the child seat’s vehicle seating position (or and a good place to install the seat, effectiveness.

  • Page 44: With Latch

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

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat ANCHOR Flexible type TETHER STRAP HOOK Other LATCH-compatible seats Remove the head restraint (see Attach the tether strap hook to the have a flexible-type connector as page ). Make sure the removed tether anchor in the ceiling, then shown above.

  • Page 46: With A Lap/shoulder Belt

    Main Menu Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/ Shoulder Belt When not using the LATCH system, all child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/ shoulder belt.

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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...

  • Page 48: With A Tether

    Main Menu Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Using an Outer Anchor Tether ANCHOR TETHER ANCHORAGE POINTS COVER TETHER STRAP HOOK After properly securing the child Remove the cover with a small A child seat with a tether can be seat (see page ), remove the flat-tipped screwdriver or...

  • Page 49: Protecting Larger Children

    Main Menu Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat, Protecting Larger Children Protecting Larger Children Using the Center Anchor When a child reaches the ANCHOR recommended weight or height limit Allowing a child age 12 or under for a forward-facing child seat, the to sit in front can result in injury child should sit in a back seat on a or death if the passenger’s front...

  • Page 50: Checking Seat Belt Fit

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Larger Children Checking Seat Belt Fit Does the shoulder belt cross Using a Booster Seat between the child’s neck and arm? Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching the child’s thighs? Will the child be able to stay seated like this for the whole trip?

  • Page 51: When Can A Larger Child Sit In Front

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Larger Children Some states and Canadian provinces A child may continue using a booster A side airbag also poses risks. If any also require children to use a booster seat until the tops of their ears are part of a larger child’s body is in the seat until they reach a given age or even with the top of the vehicle’s or...

  • Page 52

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Larger Children If you decide that a child can safely Additional Safety Precautions Do not put any accessories on a ride up front, be sure to: Do not let a child wear a seat belt seat belt.

  • Page 53: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

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

  • Page 54: 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 or death. Read these labels carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S.

  • Page 55

    Main Menu Table of Contents Safety Labels HOOD DOORJAMBS U.S. models U.S. models Canadian models Canadian models RADIATOR CAP...

  • Page 56: Instruments And Controls

    Main Menu Instruments and Controls This section gives information about Control Locations ......Tailgate and Hatch Glass ....the controls and displays that Instrument Panel ......Remote Transmitter ....... contribute to the daily operation of Instrument Panel Indicators ..Seats ..........

  • Page 57: Control Locations

    Main Menu Table of Contents Control Locations INSTRUMENT PANEL POWER DOOR LOCK MIRROR CONTROLS (P.55) INDICATORS AUTOMATIC (P.89) MASTER SWITCH GAUGES (P.61) TRANSMISSION (P.73) (P.161) MANUAL TRANSMISSION (P.159) AUDIO SYSTEM POWER WINDOW (P.103) SWITCHES CLOCK (P.86) (P.137) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.30) HOOD RELEASE SEAT HEATER...

  • Page 58: Instrument Panel

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.57) (P.57) TAILGATE AND HATCH GLASS OPEN INDICATOR LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P.59) (P.56, 233) SIDE AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.57) IMMOBILIZER VSA ACTIVATION SYSTEM INDICATOR INDICATOR (P.58) (P.57)

  • Page 59: Instrument Panel Indicators

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many U.S. Canada Seat Belt Reminder indicators that give you important Indicator information about your vehicle. This indicator comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON Parking Brake and Brake System Malfunction Indicator (II) position.

  • Page 60

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators automatically shut off. For more Supplemental Restraint Immobilizer System System Indicator information, see page Indicator This indicator comes on briefly when This indicator comes on for a few you turn the ignition switch to the seconds when you turn the ignition Anti-lock Brake System ON (II) position.

  • Page 61

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Vehicle Stability Assist VSA Activation Indicator Cruise Control Indicator (VSA) System Indicator This indicator normally comes on for This indicator has three functions. This indicator comes on when you a few seconds when you turn the set the cruise control.

  • Page 62

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators High Beam Indicator Low Fuel Indicator Turn Signal and Hazard Warning This indicator comes on with the This indicator comes on as a Indicators high beam headlights. For more reminder that you must refuel soon. The left or right turn signal indicator information, see page blinks when you signal a lane change...

  • Page 63

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Washer Level Indicator Between 8,000 miles (12,800 km) SELECT/RESET BUTTON and 10,000 miles (16,000 km), this Canadian models only indicator will come on for 2 seconds This indicator comes on when the when you first turn the ignition washer fluid level is low.

  • Page 64

    Main Menu Table of Contents Gauges Trip Meter This meter shows the number of miles (U.S.) or kilometers (Canada) OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE driven since you last reset it. INDICATOR TACHOMETER SPEEDOMETER FUEL GAUGE There are two trip meters: Trip A and Trip B. Switch between these displays and the odometer display by pressing the Select/Reset button repeatedly.

  • Page 65

    Main Menu Table of Contents Gauges Odometer Temperature Gauge Outside Temperature Indicator The odometer shows the total This shows the temperature of the distance your vehicle has been engine’s coolant. During normal OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR driven. It measures miles in U.S. operation, the pointer should rise models and kilometers in Canadian from the bottom white mark to about...

  • Page 66

    Main Menu Table of Contents Gauges The temperature sensor is in the To adjust the outside temperature Turn the engine off and confirm the front bumper. Therefore, the display, press and hold the Select/ fuel fill cap is installed. If it is, loosen temperature reading can be affected Reset button for 10 seconds.

  • Page 67: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    Main Menu Table of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS INSTRUMENT PANEL SHIFT LEVER (A/T) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON BRIGHTNESS (P.161) (P.66) (P.67) (P.67) VEHICLE STABILITY WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ ASSIST (VSA) WASHERS SYSTEM ON/OFF (P.65) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF SWITCH INDICATOR (P.171) (P.30) MOONROOF SWITCH...

  • Page 68: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    Main Menu Table of Contents Windshield Wipers and Washers Windshield Wiper MIST The wipers run at high Rear Window Wiper and Washer speed until you release the lever. The wipers are not activated. The wipers operate every few seconds. The wipers run at low speed. The wipers run at high speed.

  • Page 69

    Main Menu Table of Contents Windshield Wipers and Washers, Turn Signal and Headlights Turn Signal and Headlights Turn Signal Push down on the When you turn the wiper switch to left lever to signal a left turn and up the ‘‘OFF’’ position or turn off the to signal a right turn.

  • Page 70

    Main Menu Table of Contents Headlights, Instrument Panel Brightness, Hazard Warning Button High Beams To turn on high Instrument Panel Brightness Hazard Warning Button beams, push the lever forward until you hear a click. The blue high beam indicator will come on (see page Pull the lever back to return to the low beams.

  • Page 71

    Main Menu Table of Contents Rear Window Defogger, Parking Brake Rear Window Defogger Make sure the rear window is clear Parking Brake and you have good visibility before starting to drive. The defogger wires on the inside of the rear window can be accidentally damaged.

  • Page 72: Parking Brake, Steering Wheel Adjustment

    Main Menu Table of Contents Parking Brake, Steering Wheel Adjustment Steering Wheel Adjustment Make any steering wheel adjustment before you start driving. Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and axles. Adjusting the steering wheel position while driving may cause you to lose control of the vehicle and be seriously injured...

  • Page 73

    KEY WITH (Light Gray) have to get a lost key replaced. Use REMOTE only Honda-approved key blanks. TRANSMITTER These keys contain electronic circuits that are activated by the immobilizer system. They will not work to start the engine if the circuits are damaged.

  • Page 74: Immobilizer System

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

  • Page 75: Ignition Switch

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

  • Page 76: Door Locks

    Main Menu Table of Contents Door Locks The lock tab on any door locks and Power Door Locks Childproof Door Locks unlocks that door. Pulling up on the MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH driver’s door lock tab only unlocks the driver’s door. LEVER To lock any passenger’s door when getting out of the vehicle, push the...

  • Page 77: Tailgate And Hatch Glass

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tailgate and Hatch Glass STOP HATCH GLASS RELEASE BUTTON Use the valet or master key in the The rear wiper will not operate with To keep the tailgate door open when tailgate to: the hatch glass open. If you open the facing downhill, use the stop from hatch glass while the rear wiper is the tool kit.

  • Page 78

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tailgate and Hatch Glass, Remote Transmitter Keep the tailgate and the hatch glass Remote Transmitter UNLOCK Press this button once closed at all times while driving to to unlock the driver’s door. Push it avoid damaging the tailgate and the twice to unlock the other doors and LOCK hatch glass, and to prevent exhaust...

  • Page 79: Remote Transmitter

    Main Menu Table of Contents Remote Transmitter HATCH GLASS RELEASE Replacing the Transmitter Remote Transmitter Care Press this button for about 1 second Avoid dropping or throwing the Battery to open the hatch glass. You cannot transmitter. open the hatch glass if the key is in the ignition switch.

  • Page 80

    Main Menu Table of Contents Remote Transmitter Separate the transmitter by prying Remove the old battery, and insert As required by the FCC: its middle seam with your a new battery into the back of the This device complies with Part 15 of the fingernail.

  • Page 81

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

  • Page 82

    Main Menu Table of Contents Seats Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment Armrests REAR SEAT To change the angle of the rear seat- back, pull up on the release lever on The height of the driver’s seat is The rear seat armrest is in the center of the rear seat.

  • Page 83

    Main Menu Table of Contents Seats Head Restraints See page for important safety information and a warning about how to properly position the head restraints. Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all seating positions to help protect you and your passengers from whiplash and other injuries.

  • Page 84

    Main Menu Table of Contents Seats Adjust the front seats forward as Reclining the Front Seats far as they will go. Pull up the seat- back angle adjustment lever and pivot the seat-back backward until it is level with the rear seat cushion.

  • Page 85

    Main Menu Table of Contents Seats Folding the Rear Seats Down The rear seat-back can be folded down to give more cargo room. Each side folds down separately, so you can still carry a passenger in the rear seat. You can also fold up each of the rear seats separately to create further cargo space (see page LATCH PLATE...

  • Page 86

    Main Menu Table of Contents Seats Reverse this procedure to return the Folding the Rear Seat Up seat-back to the upright position. LOCK RELEASE STRAP Make sure the seat is secured and the seat belt in front of the seat-back before driving.

  • Page 87

    Main Menu Table of Contents Seats Reverse this procedure to return the seat to the upright position. Make sure the seat is securely latched before driving. HOOK When you are not using the fastening strap, roll up the strap and store it properly into the slit on the seat-back.

  • Page 88

    Main Menu Table of Contents Seats Detachable Anchor SMALL LATCH The seat belt in the rear center seat SMALL BUCKLE PLATE is equipped with a detachable anchor. This allows the center seat belt to be unlatched when the right side of the rear seat is folded.

  • Page 89

    Main Menu Table of Contents Seat Heaters, Power Windows Seat Heaters Do not use the seat heaters when the Power Windows engine is off or when idling for a DRIVER’S WINDOW SWITCH DRIVER’S SEAT HEATER SWITCH long period of time. They can drain the battery, making your vehicle hard to start.

  • Page 90: Power Windows

    Main Menu Table of Contents Power Windows have children in the vehicle so they If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead, or the do not injure themselves by Closing a power window on operating the windows driver’s window fuse is removed, the unintentionally.

  • Page 91

    Main Menu Table of Contents Moonroof, Mirrors Moonroof hold the bottom of the switch Mirrors Opening or closing the moonroof on someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury. Make sure all hands and fingers are clear of the moonroof before opening or closing it.

  • Page 92

    Main Menu Table of Contents Mirrors Push the appropriate edge of the Adjusting the Power Mirrors Power Mirror Heaters adjustment switch to move the SELECTOR SWITCH mirror right, left, up, or down. When you finish, move the selector switch to the center (off) position.

  • Page 93: Interior Convenience Items

    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items DRIVER’S COAT HOOK SUN VISOR SUNGLASSES VANITY MIRROR ACCESSORY POCKET HOLDER POWER SOCKET DASHBOARD POCKET PASSENGER’S TRAY CENTER GLOVE BOX ACCESSORY BEVERAGE CENTER BEVERAGE BUILT-IN TABLE POWER SOCKET POCKET HOLDER / TABLE with HOLDERS in COIN TRAY BEVERAGE...

  • Page 94

    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders Built-in Table Be careful when you are using the beverage holders. Spilled liquid that is very hot can scald you or your passengers. Spilled liquids can also damage the upholstery, carpeting, and electrical components in the interior.

  • Page 95

    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Using the Built-in Table Be sure to lock the legs of the table. Do not sit or stand on the table. Do not put a weight of over 44 lbs (20 kg) on the table. Hot items such as pots, pans, or kettles should not be placed directly on the tabletop.

  • Page 96

    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Glove Box Coin Tray An open glove box can cause serious injury to your passenger in a crash, even if the passenger is wearing the seat belt. Always keep the glove box closed while driving.

  • Page 97

    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Sunglasses Holder Center Table Push SUNGLASSES HOLDER To open the sunglasses holder, push To use the center table, pull up the Sitting on or getting under the table, on the front edge. Make sure the outside edge of the table until it or putting heavy objects on the table, holder is closed while you are driving.

  • Page 98

    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items, Interior Lights Accessory Power Sockets Center Pocket Ceiling Light These sockets are intended to supply power for 12 volt DC accessories that are rated 120 watts or less (10 amps). To use an accessory power socket, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

  • Page 99: Interior Lights

    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Lights After all doors are closed tightly, the Spotlights Cargo Area Light light fades out in about 30 seconds. The ceiling light (with the switch in the center position) comes on when you remove the key from the ignition switch.

  • Page 100

    Main Menu Features The heating and air conditioning Vents, Heating, and A/C ....system in your vehicle provides a Audio System ........ comfortable driving environment in Playing the Radio ....105,116 all weather conditions. Playing a Disc ......109,124 Disc Changer ......

  • Page 101

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C TEMPERATURE MODE CONTROL FAN CONTROL DIAL CONTROL DIAL DIAL REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRRORS BUTTON (If equipped) AIR CONDITIONING REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER RECIRCULATION (A/C) BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON...

  • Page 102

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Air Flow Buttons The outside air intakes for the Mode Control Dial heating and cooling system are at Use the mode control dial to select Fan Control Dial the base of the windshield. Keep this the vents the air flows from.

  • Page 103

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Airflow is divided between Using the Heater Using the A/C the floor vents and the defroster The heater uses engine coolant to Air conditioning places an extra load vents at the base of the windshield. warm the air.

  • Page 104

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C To cool the interior with MAX A/C: To Dehumidify the Interior To Defog and Defrost Air conditioning, as it cools, removes To remove fog from the inside of the Set the fan to the desired speed. moisture from the air.

  • Page 105

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C When you select To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice To Turn Everything Off the system automatically switches to Turning the fan speed control dial all From the Windows fresh air mode and turns on the A/C. Select .

  • Page 106: Audio System

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Some models may have one of the audio systems described in this U.S. LX and Canadian SE model section. Read the appropriate pages in this section for operation of the audio systems installed in your vehicle.

  • Page 107

    Main Menu Table of Contents Audio System Canadian EX and EX-L models U.S. EX and SE models...

  • Page 108: Playing The Radio

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio U.S. LX and Canadian SE model POWER/VOLUME KNOB PRESET BUTTONS TUNE KNOB TREBLE/ BALANCE BASS/ FADE SCAN BUTTON FM BUTTON SEEK BUTTONS AM BUTTON AUTO SELECT BUTTON...

  • Page 109

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio To Play the Radio To Select a Station SCAN The SCAN function The ignition switch must be in the You can use any of five methods to samples all stations with strong ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

  • Page 110

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio Each preset button can If you are To turn off auto select, press the Preset AUTO SELECT traveling far from home and can no store one frequency on AM and two A. SEL button. This restores the frequencies on FM.

  • Page 111

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio Adjusting the Sound BAS/FAD: Press the knob to pop it Audio System Lighting Adjust the balance or side- out. Turn it to adjust the Bass level. You can use the instrument panel to-side strength of the sound.

  • Page 112: Playing A Disc

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc U.S. LX and Canadian SE model CD EJECT BUTTON CD SLOT SKIP BUTTONS POWER/VOLUME KNOB REPEAT BUTTON CD BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON...

  • Page 113

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc To Play a CD To Change or Select Tracks To load or play CDs, the ignition Each time you press and SKIP switch must be in the ACCESSORY release the skip button, the player Do not use discs with adhesive labels.

  • Page 114

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc RANDOM This feature plays the Press the AM or FM button to Operating Optional CD Changer tracks in random order. To activate switch to the radio while a CD is An optional six disc CD changer is random play, press and release the playing.

  • Page 115

    Main Menu Table of Contents Disc Player/Changer Error Messages If you see an error message in the CD Player display while playing a CD, find the Error Cause Solution cause in the chart to the right. If you Message cannot clear the error message, take the vehicle to your dealer.

  • Page 116

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Tape U.S. LX and Canadian SE model FF BUTTON PWR/VOL KNOB PLAY BUTTON REW BUTTON DOLBY BUTTON TAPE DIRECTION INDICATOR TAPE EJECT BUTTON SKIP BUTTONS REPEAT BUTTON PROG BUTTON TAPE SLOT...

  • Page 117

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Tape To Play a Tape Dolby noise reduction turns on To switch to the radio or CD player The ignition switch must be in the when you insert a tape. The while a tape is playing, press the AM, ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) indicator will light in the FM, or CD button.

  • Page 118

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Tape Press the RPT button the player. REPEAT Caring for the Tape and Player The tape player picks up dirt and to continuously play a song or passage. You will see REPEAT oxides from the tape. This Store tapes in their cases to protect displayed.

  • Page 119

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio Canadian EX and EX-L models U.S. EX and SE models POWER/VOLUME FM/AM STEREO TUNE/SOUND POWER/VOLUME FM/AM STEREO TUNE/SOUND KNOB BUTTON INDICATOR KNOB KNOB BUTTON INDICATOR KNOB AUTO AUTO SELECT SELECT BUTTON BUTTON SCAN BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS SEEK BUTTONS...

  • Page 120

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio To Play the Radio To Select a Station SCAN The SCAN function samples all stations with strong The ignition switch must be in the You can use any of five methods to ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) find radio stations on the selected signals on the selected band.

  • Page 121

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio Preset Each preset button can AUTO SELECT If you are To turn off auto select, press the store one frequency on AM and two traveling far from home and can no A. SEL button. This restores the frequencies on FM.

  • Page 122

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio Adjusting the Sound Press the SOUND knob repeatedly Audio System Lighting Adjust the balance or side- to display the Bass (BAS), Treble You can use the instrument panel to-side strength of the sound. (TRE), Fader (FAD), and Balance brightness control knob to adjust the (BAL) settings.

  • Page 123

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (optional) Optional on U.S. EX and SE models CATEGORY MODE INDICATOR DISPLAY TUNE KNOB BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB SEEK/SKIP BUTTONS PRESET BUTTONS SATELLITE RADIO PRESET SCAN BUTTON BUTTON BUTTONS...

  • Page 124

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (optional) Satellite Digital Radio Press and hold this button for more you can use any of three methods to than 2 seconds to change the mode Optional on U.S. EX and SE models find channels: TUNE, SEEK/SKIP, Your vehicle is capable of receiving and SCAN.

  • Page 125

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (optional) Satellite Radio Signals Satellite radio receives signals from Signal may be two satellites to produce clear, high- Signal is weaker in blocked by these areas. quality digital reception. It offers mountains or many channels in several categories.

  • Page 126

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (optional) Depending on where you drive, you As required by the FCC: knob until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. may experience reception problems. Changes or modifications not expressly Your I.D. will appear in the display. Interference can be caused by any of approved by the party responsible for these conditions:...

  • Page 127

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc Canadian EX and EX-L models U.S. EX and SE models LOAD BUTTON RANDOM CD SLOT CD EJECT LOAD BUTTON RANDOM CD SLOT CD EJECT BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON CD BUTTON CD BUTTON POWER/ POWER/ VOLUME...

  • Page 128

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc To Play a CD Loading CDs in the In-dash CD To load or play CDs, the ignition Changer switch must be in the ACCESSORY Your vehicle’s in-dash CD changer Do not use discs with adhesive labels. (I) or the ON(II) position.

  • Page 129

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc When the CD load indicator turns DISP Press and release the DISP RANDOM This feature plays the green and ‘‘LOAD’’ appears in the button to switch the display between tracks in random order. To activate screen again, insert the next CD in the track and disc numbers and the random play, press and release the...

  • Page 130

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc To remove a different CD from the To Stop Playing a CD Removing CDs from the In-dash Press the FM/AM or CD button to changer, first select it with the CD Changer switch to the radio or satellite radio To remove the disc currently in play, appropriate preset button.

  • Page 131: Disc Changer Error Messages

    Main Menu Table of Contents Disc Changer Error Messages If you see an error message in the CD Changer display while playing a CD, find the Cause Solution cause in the chart to the right. If you Error cannot clear the error message, take Message the vehicle to your dealer.

  • Page 132

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Tape Canadian EX and EX-L models U.S. EX and SE models POWER/ TAPE DIRECTION INDICATOR TAPE EJECT POWER/ TAPE DIRECTION INDICATOR TAPE EJECT VOLUME BUTTON VOLUME BUTTON KNOB KNOB TAPE SLOT DOLBY INDICATOR TAPE SLOT DOLBY INDICATOR REPEAT...

  • Page 133

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Tape To Play a Tape Dolby noise reduction turns on To switch to the radio, XM Radio The ignition switch must be in the when you insert a tape. The (optional on U.S. EX and SE models), ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) indicator will light in the or CD changer while a Tape is...

  • Page 134

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Tape the player. REPEAT Press the RPT button Caring for the Tape and Player The tape player picks up dirt and to continuously play a song or passage. You will see RPT displayed. oxides from the tape.

  • Page 135: 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 136

    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 137: Protecting Your Discs

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Your Discs Protecting Your CDs Protecting CDs When a CD is not being played, store General Information When using CD-R/CD-RW discs, it in its case to protect it from dust use only high quality CDs labeled and other contamination.

  • Page 138: Remote Audio Controls

    Main Menu Table of Contents Remote Audio Controls The VOL switch adjusts the volume If you are playing a CD, the system CH BUTTON MODE BUTTON up ( ) or down ( ). Push the skips to the beginning of the next switch up or down and hold it until track each time you push the CH the desired volume is reached, then...

  • Page 139: 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 140: Setting The Clock

    Main Menu Table of Contents Setting the Clock If your vehicle’s battery is U.S.: LX model U.S.: EX and SE models disconnected or goes dead, you will Canada: SE model Canada: EX and EX-L models need to set the clock. RESET BUTTON RESET BUTTON CLOCK...

  • Page 141: Cruise Control

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

  • Page 142

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

  • Page 143

    Main Menu Table of Contents Cruise Control Even with the cruise control turned Canceling Cruise Control Resuming the Set Speed on, you can still use the accelerator You can cancel cruise control in any When you push the CANCEL button, pedal to speed up for passing.

  • Page 144: 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 luggage or packages.

  • Page 145

    Main Menu Table of Contents Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation your authorized dealer for service. Help assure your vehicle’s future Your vehicle is designed to operate reliability and performance by paying on unleaded gasoline with a pump Some gasoline today is blended with extra attention to how you drive octane number of 87 or higher.

  • Page 146

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Refueling Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. You may hear a hissing sound as Gasoline is highly flammable pressure inside the tank escapes. The fuel fill cap is attached to the and explosive. You can be fuel filler with a tether.

  • Page 147

    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 once. If you HOOD RELEASE HANDLE do not properly tighten the cap, LATCH the malfunction indicator lamp may come on (see page Push the fuel fill door closed until it latches.

  • Page 148

    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 engine off before you check the oil. and insert the end into the check the level.

  • Page 149

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

  • Page 150: Fuel Economy

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuel Economy Improving Fuel Economy Try to maintain a constant speed. Always maintain your vehicle Every time you slow down and according to the maintenance speed up, your vehicle uses extra schedule. See Owner’s fuel. Use cruise control when Maintenance Checks (see page appropriate.

  • Page 151: 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 (see page ) or interfere with Follow all instructions in this vehicle.

  • Page 152

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

  • Page 153: Carrying Cargo

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas: Tailgate pockets Glove box TAILGATE POCKETS DOOR POCKETS DASHBOARD POCKET Dashboard pocket Door pockets Seat-back pockets Center pocket Cargo area, including the rear seats when folded up or down. However, carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle’s handling, stability,...

  • Page 154

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Load Limits Steps for determining correct load Determine the combined weight The maximum load for your vehicle limit: of luggage and cargo being loaded is 850 lbs (385 kg) for U.S.A, 395 kg Locate the statement, ‘‘the in the vehicle.

  • Page 155

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Carrying Cargo in the Passenger If you fold the rear seats up or Carrying Cargo in the Cargo Area Compartment down, tie down items that could be Distribute cargo evenly on the Store or secure all items that could thrown about the vehicle during a floor of the cargo area, placing the be thrown around and hurt...

  • Page 156

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo If you use an accessory roof rack, Optional Separation Net HOOK the roof rack weight limit may be The separation net can be used to lower. Refer to the information that hold back soft, lightweight items came with your roof rack.

  • Page 157

    Main Menu...

  • Page 158: Driving

    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 ....... manual and automatic transmissions. Manual Transmission ....It also includes important Automatic Transmission ....

  • Page 159: Driving Guidelines

    Main Menu Table of Contents Driving Guidelines Your vehicle has higher ground Do not modify your vehicle in any Four-wheel Drive Models clearance that allows you to travel way that would raise the center of Your vehicle is equipped with a four- over bumps, obstacles, and rough gravity.

  • Page 160

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

  • Page 161: Starting The Engine

    Main Menu Table of Contents Starting the Engine Apply the parking brake. Without touching the accelerator If the engine fails to start, press pedal, turn the ignition key to the the accelerator pedal all the way In cold weather, turn off all START (III) position.

  • Page 162: 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 163

    Main Menu Table of Contents Manual Transmission Recommended Shift Points Engine Speed Limiter Drive in the highest gear that lets If you exceed the maximum speed the engine run and accelerate for the gear you are in, the engine smoothly. This will give you good speed will enter into the tachometer’s fuel economy and effective red zone.

  • Page 164: Automatic Transmission

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Shift Lever Position Indicators The ‘‘D’’ indicator comes on for a Shifting few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it flashes while driving (in any shift position), it indicates a possible problem in the transmission.

  • Page 165

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Park (P) This position mechani- Reverse (R) Press the brake cally locks the transmission. Use pedal and pull the shift lever towards Park whenever you are turning off or you to shift from Park to reverse. To starting the engine.

  • Page 166

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Neutral (N) Use Neutral if you higher engine speeds when the the ON (II) position and the shift need to restart a stalled engine, or if engine is cold. This helps the engine lever is in the D position.

  • Page 167

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Shifting out from the D position will Use second gear: If you shift into first position when cancel the D3 mode, and the D3 For more power when climbing. the vehicle speed is above 31 mph indicator will go out.

  • Page 168

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Release COVER This allows you to move the shift lever out of Park if the normal method of pushing on the brake pedal does not work. This procedure is also used to release the reverse lockout.

  • Page 169

    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 moonroof (if the front wheels away from the the parking brake is set firmly, or equipped) and the windows are curb.

  • Page 170: Braking System

    Main Menu Table of Contents Braking System Your vehicle is equipped with disc Check your brakes after driving Brake Pad Wear Indicators brakes at all four wheels. A power through deep water. Apply the The front and rear disc brakes on all assist helps reduce the effort needed brakes moderately to see if they feel models have audible brake wear...

  • Page 171: 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 172

    Main Menu Table of Contents Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) If the ABS indicator and the brake A vehicle with ABS may require a Important Safety Reminders system indicator come on together, on loose or ABS does not reduce the time or longer distance to stop and the parking brake is fully distance it takes to stop the...

  • Page 173: Vehicle Stability Assist (vsa) System

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System The vehicle stability assist (VSA) VSA Activation Indicator Vehicle Stability Assist system helps to stabilize the vehicle (VSA) System Indicator during cornering if the vehicle turns When VSA activates, you will see the The VSA system indicator (see page more or less than desired.

  • Page 174

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System If this indicator comes on while VSA is turned on every time you VSA Off Switch start the engine, even if you turned it driving, pull to the side of the road VSA OFF SWITCH when it is safe, and turn off the off the last time you drove the...

  • Page 175

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

  • Page 176: Towing A Trailer

    Main Menu Table of Contents Towing a Trailer To achieve a proper tongue load, Discuss your needs with your trailer start by loading 60 percent of the sales or rental agency, and follow the load toward the front of the trailer Checking Loads guidelines in this section.

  • Page 177

    Towing a Trailer Your vehicle has a trailer lighting Trailer Brakes Trailer Lights Honda requires that any trailer with Trailer lights and equipment must connector located behind the left a total weight of 1,000 lbs (455 kg) or comply with federal, state, province, side panel in the cargo area.

  • Page 178

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

  • Page 179

    Main Menu Table of Contents Towing a Trailer When driving down hills, reduce Towing Speeds and Gears Backing Up Drive slower than normal in all your speed and shift down to 3rd Always drive slowly and have driving situations, and obey posted gear on the manual transmission, or someone guide you when backing up.

  • Page 180

    Main Menu Table of Contents Towing Your Vehicle Behind a Motorhome Your vehicle can be towed behind a Press on the brake pedal. Move On models with manual transmission motorhome at legal highway speeds the shift lever through all its Check the transmission fluid level up to 65 mph (100 km/h).

  • Page 181

    Main Menu Table of Contents Towing Your Vehicle Behind a Motorhome Automatic Transmission tray, coin pockets, etc) as a reminder to re-install the fuse before driving Extended Towing When towing your vehicle for long the vehicle. The steering system can be damaged if periods, remove the 15 A Front the steering wheel is locked.

  • Page 182

    Main Menu Table of Contents Off-Highway Driving Guidelines General Information Important Safety Precautions To avoid loss of control or rollover, Your vehicle has been designed primarily for use on pavement. But Improperly operating this be sure to follow all precautions and its higher ground clearance allows recommendations.

  • Page 183

    Main Menu Table of Contents Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Check Out Your Vehicle Accelerating and Braking Avoiding Obstacles Before you leave the pavement, be For better traction on all surfaces, Debris in the road can damage your sure to do all scheduled maintenance accelerate slowly and gradually build suspension or other components.

  • Page 184

    Main Menu Table of Contents Off-Highway Driving Guidelines Crossing a Stream If You Get Stuck 4-Wheel Drive Vehicles Avoid driving through deep water. If Avoid driving on soft sand, deep mud, If you spin the wheels excessively you encounter water in your route (a or other surfaces where you could trying to get unstuck, you may small stream or large puddle, for...

  • Page 185

    Main Menu...

  • Page 186

    Main Menu Maintenance This section explains why it is Maintenance Safety ...... important to keep your vehicle well Maintenance Schedule ....maintained and how to follow basic Maintenance Record ....maintenance safety precautions. Fluid Locations ......Adding Engine Oil ......Changing the Oil and Filter ..

  • Page 187: 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 188: Maintenance Schedule

    Main Menu Table of Contents Maintenance Schedule The maintenance schedule assumes Which Schedule to Follow: Trailer towing, driving with a you will use your vehicle as normal Service your vehicle according to the loaded roof rack, or driving in transportation for passengers and time and mileage periods on one of mountainous conditions.

  • Page 189

    Brakes Check the fluid level We recommend the use of Honda term reliability. monthly. See page parts and fluids whenever you have Tires Check the tire pressure maintenance done.

  • Page 190

    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 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or every 1 year, whichever comes first Rotate tires (follow pattern on page 214 )

  • Page 191

    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 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or every 6 months, whichever comes first Rotate tires (follow pattern on page 214 )

  • Page 192

    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. 5,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp 30,000 mi...

  • Page 193: Maintenance Record

    Main Menu Table of Contents Maintenance Record (for Normal and Severe Schedules) 55,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp 80,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km mi/km 88,000 km 128,000 km Date Date 60,000 mi 85,000 mi mi/km mi/km 136,000 km 96,000 km Date Date...

  • Page 194

    Main Menu Table of Contents Maintenance Record (for Normal and Severe Schedules) 105,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp 130,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km mi/km 168,000 km 208,000 km Date Date 110,000 mi 135,000 mi mi/km mi/km 176,000 km 216,000 km Date Date...

  • Page 195: Fluid Locations

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

  • Page 196: Adding Engine Oil

    ENGINE OIL FILL CAP Recommended Engine Oil highly recommended that you use Oil is a major contributor to your Honda Motor Oil in your vehicle for engine’s performance and longevity. optimum engine protection. Make sure the API Certification Seal says...

  • Page 197

    Main Menu Table of Contents Adding Engine Oil, Changing the Oil and Filter Synthetic Oil Changing the Oil and Filter WASHER You may use a synthetic motor oil if Always change the oil and filter it meets the same requirements according to the recommendations in the maintenance schedule.

  • Page 198: Changing The Oil And Filter

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing the Oil and Filter Put a new washer on the drain bolt, OIL FILTER then reinstall the drain bolt. Tighten the drain bolt to: Improper disposal of engine oil can be 33 lbf·ft (44 N·m , 4.5 kgf·m) harmf ul to the environment.

  • Page 199: Engine Coolant

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

  • Page 200

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

  • Page 201: Windshield Washers

    Main Menu Table of Contents Windshield Washers Check the fluid level in the on a clean cloth. This will help to windshield washer reservoir at least condition the blade edges. monthly during normal use. LOWER LEVEL MARK Do not use engine antif reeze or a vinegar/water solution in the windshield washer reservoir.

  • Page 202: Transmission Fluid

    Have the transmission flushed and Check the fluid level with the engine Insert the dipstick all the way into refilled with Honda ATF-Z1 as at normal operating temperature. the transmission securely as soon as it is convenient.

  • Page 203

    WASHER FILLER BOLT The transmission should be drained If Honda MTF is not available, you and refilled with new fluid according may use an SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 to the time and distance recommen- viscosity motor oil with the API dations in the maintenance schedule.

  • Page 204

    Always use Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3. If it is not Use Honda Dual Pump Fluid only. available, you should use only DOT 3 Do not use automatic transmission or DOT 4 fluid, from a sealed fluid (ATF).

  • Page 205

    Honda PSF as soon as possible. A low power steering fluid level can indicate a leak in the system. Check the fluid level frequently, and have the system inspected as soon as possible.

  • Page 206

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

  • Page 207

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Install the rubber seal over the back of the headlight assembly. Make sure it is right side up; it is marked ‘‘ .’’ Push the electrical connector onto the new bulb. Make sure it is connected securely.

  • Page 208

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Replacing a Parking Light/Front Replacing Rear Bulbs Side Marker Bulb and a Turn COVER Signal Light Bulb PARKING LIGHT/FRONT SIDE Open the tailgate. Place a cloth on TURN SIGNAL BULB MARKER BULB the edge of the cover. Remove the Open the hood.

  • Page 209

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Pull the bulb straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight BULBS into the socket until it bottoms. Reinstall the socket into the light SCREW assembly by turning it clockwise until it locks. Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working.

  • Page 210

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Replacing a High-mount Brake Put the socket back into the light assembly, and turn it clockwise to Light Bulb lock it in place. Put the cover back on the light assembly. Push it in until it locks in place.

  • Page 211

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

  • Page 212

    If you use a non-Honda floor mat, cooling system. Your vehicle is equipped with an make sure it fits properly and that it antenna on the f ront right f ender.

  • Page 213: Wiper Blades

    Main Menu Table of Contents Wiper Blades Check the condition of the wiper blades at least every six months. Replace them if you find signs of Do not open the hood when the wiper cracking in the rubber, areas that are arms are raised, or you will damage getting hard, or if they leave streaks the hood and the wiper arms.

  • Page 214

    Main Menu Table of Contents Wiper Blades, Tires Tires BLADE To safely operate your vehicle, your BLADE tires must be the proper type and size, in good condition with adequate tread, and correctly inflated. The following pages give more detailed information on how to take care of your tires and what to do when they need to be replaced.

  • Page 215

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires Inflation Guidelines Use a gauge to measure the air If you check air pressures when the Keeping the tires properly inflated pressure in each tire at least once a tires are hot [driven for several miles provides the best combination of month.

  • Page 216

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires Recommended Tire Pressures Tire Inspection INDICATOR LOCATION MARKS Every time you check inflation, you The following chart shows the recommended cold tire pressures for should also examine the tires for most normal and high-speed driving damage, foreign objects, and wear.

  • Page 217

    If you purchase Replacing just one tire can seriously directional tires, rotate only front-to- affect your vehicle’s handling. For vehicles equipped with aluminum wheels: back. Improper wheel weights can damage your vehicle’s wheels. Use only Honda wheel weights f or balancing.

  • Page 218

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires If you ever replace a wheel, make Wheel and Tire Specifications Winter Driving Tires marked ‘‘M S’’ or ‘‘All sure the new one matches the specifications of the original. Wheels: Season’’ on the sidewall have an all- weather tread design suitable for 16 x 6 1/2JJ Replacement wheels are available at...

  • Page 219

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires When installing cables, follow the Tire Chains Because your vehicle has limited tire manufacturer’s instructions, and clearance, mount only SAE Class ‘‘S’’ mount them as tight as you can. cable-type traction devices, with Make sure they are not contacting rubber chain tensioners, on the front the brake lines or suspension.

  • Page 220: Checking The Battery

    Main Menu Table of Contents Checking the Battery cloth or paper towel. Coat the TEST INDICATOR WINDOW terminals with grease to help prevent future corrosion. The battery gives off explosive hydrogen gas during normal If additional battery maintenance is operation. needed, see your dealer or a qualified technician.

  • Page 221: Vehicle Storage

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vehicle Storage If you need to park your vehicle for Block the rear wheels. Cover the vehicle with a an extended period (more than 1 ‘‘breathable’’ cover, one made month), there are several things you If the vehicle is to be stored for a from a porous material such as should do to prepare it for storage.

  • Page 222: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

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

  • Page 223: 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 SPARE TIRE stop in a safe place to change it. non-slippery ground. Put the Drive slowly along the shoulder until transmission in Park (automatic) you get to an exit or an area that is or reverse (manual).

  • Page 224

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Turn the jack’s end bracket Soft vinyl spare tire cover TOOL counterclockwise to loosen it, then If equipped remove the jack and tools. Remove the spare tire cover. Do not forcibly pull off the cover or you may damage it.

  • Page 225

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Hard plastic spare tire cover If equipped NUTS CENTER SPACER JACKING POINT Unzip the flap around the lower Pull off the center spacer. Using Place the jack under the jacking edge of the cover. the wheel wrench, loosen the point nearest the tire you need to three wheel nuts and remove them.

  • Page 226

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

  • Page 227

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Store the jack in its holder. Turn the jack’s end bracket to lock it in place. Store the tools, and install the cover on the side of the cargo area. Loose items can fly around the interior in a crash and could seriously injure the occupants.

  • Page 228

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Soft vinyl spare tire cover If equipped Make sure the cover is at room temperature bef ore you install it. If it’s OUTSIDE SEAM too cold, it won’t f it easily over the tire. Step back to check the alignment of the logo.

  • Page 229

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Hard plastic spare tire cover If equipped SPARE TIRE BRACKET Pull the bottom of the cover over Place the top of the cover over the Zip the cover closed. the tire. spare tire, then gradually push the bottom of the cover over the If needed, readjust the cover to...

  • Page 230

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

  • Page 231: If The Engine Won't Start

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

  • Page 232: 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 Open the hood, and check the precautions. physical condition of the battery. In very cold weather, check the condition of the electrolyte.

  • Page 233

    Main Menu Table of Contents Jump Starting If the booster battery is in another vehicle, have an assistant start that vehicle and run it at a fast idle. Start your vehicle. If the starter motor still operates slowly, check that the jumper cables have good metal-to-metal contact.

  • Page 234: If The Engine Overheats

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

  • Page 235

    Main Menu Table of Contents If the Engine Overheats Look for any obvious coolant leaks, Start the engine, and set the such as a split radiator hose. temperature control dial to Everything is still extremely hot, maximum heat. Add coolant to the Removing the radiator cap so use caution.

  • Page 236

    Main Menu Table of Contents Low Oil Pressure Indicator, Charging System Indicator Safely pull off the road, and shut Low Oil Pressure Indicator Charging System Indicator If the charging system This indicator should never off the engine. Turn on the hazard come on when the engine is warning lights.

  • Page 237: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

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

  • Page 238: Brake System Indicator

    Main Menu Table of Contents Brake System Indicator U.S. However, if the brake pedal does not If the ABS indicator and the VSA Canada feel normal, you should take system indicator come on with the immediate action. A problem in one brake system indicator, have your The brake system indicator normally part of the system’s dual circuit...

  • Page 239: Closing The Moonroof

    Main Menu Table of Contents Closing the Moonroof If equipped NOTCH SOCKET If the electric motor will not close the moonroof, do the following: Check the fuse for the moonroof motor (see page ). If the fuse is blown, replace it with one of the same or lower rating.

  • Page 240

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuses UNDER-HOOD INTERIOR UNDER-HOOD (SECONDARY) (PRIMARY) The vehicle’s fuses are contained in The primary under-hood fuse box is The secondary fuse box is next to three fuse boxes. in the engine compartment on the the primary fuse box. driver’s side.

  • Page 241

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

  • Page 242

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuses If you cannot drive the vehicle If the driver’s power window fuse is without fixing the problem, and you removed, the AUTO function of the do not have a spare fuse, take a fuse driver’s window will be disabled.

  • Page 243: Fuse Locations

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuse Locations INTERIOR FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected 7.5 A Power Window Relay 20 A Moonroof 7.5 A Accessory, Radio 7.5 A Rear Wiper 7.5 A Meter Not Used 7.5 A Daytime running lights 10 A 10 A Remote Control Mirrors 15 A...

  • Page 244

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuse Locations UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOXES Primary Fuse Box Amps. Circuits Protected Amps. Circuits Protected PRIMARY 20 A Condenser Fan 40 A Option Engine 20 A 30 A Left Headlight 15 A Interior Light 20 A Door Lock 20 A Cooling Fan...

  • Page 245: 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 organization. Never tow your vehicle for non-emergency towing with just a rope or chain. It is very information.

  • Page 246: 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 247: Identification Numbers

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

  • Page 248

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

  • Page 249: Specifications

    Main Menu Table of Contents Specifications Dimensions Capacities Length 181.0 in (4,597 mm) Engine Automatic Transmission 181.8 in (4,617 mm) coolant Change 1.43 US gal (5.4 ) Width 70.2 in (1,782 mm) Total 1.88 US gal (7.1 ) Height 66.2 in (1,682 mm) Manual Transmission Wheelbase 103.1 in (2,620 mm)

  • Page 250

    Main Menu Table of Contents Specifications Air Conditioning Fuses Refrigerant type HFC-134a (R-134a) Interior See page 240 or the fuse label Charge quantity 17.0 18.7 oz (480 530 g) attached to the inside of the fuse Lubricant type SP-10 box door under the steering column.

  • Page 251

    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 252

    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 tire’s resistance to the generation of overloaded.

  • Page 253: Tire Labeling

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tire Labeling The tires that came on your vehicle Load index (a numerical code Maximum Tire Pressure have a number of markings. Those associated with the maximum Max Press The maximum air you should be aware of are described load the tire can carry).

  • Page 254: 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 255

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

  • Page 256: 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 257: State Emissions Testing

    Main Menu Table of Contents State Emissions Testing Testing of Readiness Codes Make sure the vehicle has been the cruise control. When traffic If you take your vehicle for a state parked with the engine off for 8 allows, drive for 90 seconds emissions test shortly after the hours or more.

  • Page 258

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

  • Page 259: Customer Service Information

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

  • Page 260: 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 under this warranty. Time and 2006 Honda Warranty Information Performance Warranty warranties cover your vehicle’s...

  • Page 261

    Seventh Street, SW., Washington, Administration (NHTSA) in addition However, NHTSA cannot become DC 20590. to notifying American Honda Motor involved in individual problems You can also obtain other Co., Inc. between you, your dealer, or information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.

  • Page 262: Authorized Manuals (u.s. Only)

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

  • Page 263: Authorized Manuals

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

  • Page 264

    Main Menu Index System Design ......Mode ........Shifting ........Wear Indicators ......Accessories ........Shift Lever Position Braking System ......ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Indicators ....... Break-in, New Vehicle ....Position) ........Brightness Control, Instruments . Shift Lever Positions ....Brights, Headlights ....

  • Page 265

    Main Menu Index Cargo, How to Carry ....Infants .......... Crankcase Emissions Control Cassette Player Large Children ......System ........Care ........115, LATCH ......... Cruise Control Indicator ....Operation ......113, Risks with Airbags ...... Cruise Control Operation ....

  • Page 266

    Main Menu Index Disc Care ........Emergencies ........Overheating ....... Disc Changer ......111, Battery, Jump Starting ..... Specifications ......Care ........... Brake System Indicator ... Speed Limiter ..... 160, Operation ......111, Changing a Flat Tire ....

  • Page 267

    Main Menu Index Fluids Headlights Automatic Transmission ..Aiming ........Brake .......... Gas Mileage, Improving ....Daytime Running Lights .... Gasohol .......... Clutch ......... High Beam Indicator ....Manual Transmission ....Gasoline ......... Reminder Tone ......Low Fuel Indicator ..... Power Steering ......

  • Page 268

    Main Menu Index Indicators Inflation, Proper Tire ....LATCH Anchorage System ... ABS (Anti-Lock Brake) ..57, Recommended Pressures ..Lights Brake (Parking and Brake Inside Mirror ........Bulb Replacement ....System) ......56, Inspection, Tire ......Indicator ........

  • Page 269

    Main Menu Index Normal Shift Speeds ..... NOTICE, Explanation of ....Maintenance ........Numbers, Identification ....Panel Brightness Control ....Owner’s Maintenance Park Gear Position ......Checks ........Parking ........... Record ......... 189-191 Parking Brake ......... Required Indicator ...... Octane Requirement, Gasoline . Parking Brake and Brake Safety ..........

  • Page 270

    Main Menu Index Using Child Seats with Schedule ........Automatic Seat Belt Tethers ........Tires ........... Tensioners ....... Using LATCH ......Wiper Blades ......Cleaning ........Replacing Seat Belts After a Detachable Anchor ..... Crash ..........Lap/Shoulder Belt ....14, Reporting Safety Defects ..

  • Page 271

    Main Menu Index Side Airbags ........ . 9, How Your Side Airbags Work . How Your Side Airbags Work . How Your Side Curtain Airbags How the Side Airbag Off Work ......... Table Indicator Works ...... SRS Indicator ......29, Built in ..........

  • Page 272

    Main Menu Index Tire, How to Change a Flat ..Transmission Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) Tire Information ......Checking Fluid Level, System ........Tires ..........Automatic ......Indicators ........Air Pressure ......Checking Fluid Level, Vehicle Storage ......Chains ........Manual ........

  • Page 273

    Main Menu Index Windshield Cleaning ........Defroster ........Washers ........Wipers, Windshield Changing Blades ....... Operation ........Worn Tires ........Wrecker, Emergency Towing ..: U.S. only...

  • Page 274: Service Information Summary

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

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